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  • Should We Reform the Electoral College?

    02/05/2018 9:04:48 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 66 replies
    Cato Institute ^ | March/April 2013 | Robert A. Levy
    Article II of the Constitution gives states broad authority to decide how their electoral votes are selected and divided among the candidates. In 48 states, the candidate who gets the most votes wins all of the state’s electoral votes. But the Constitution doesn’t require that rule. Maine and Nebraska have implemented district- by-district voting. One electoral vote goes to the winner in each congressional district, and the remaining two electoral votes are awarded to the winner of the statewide popular vote. Assume, however, that a state enacts a law giving all its electoral votes to the presidential candidate who wins...
  • You Can't Beat Something With Nothing

    11/03/2017 11:55:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | November 3, 2017 | By Katie Packer Beeson, Contributing Editor for Opinion
    The Democrats seem to enjoy gloating about the hot mess that is the Republican Party these days. Former GOP presidents warning the president about the people he surrounds himself with; sitting Republican U.S. senators calling the president unstable and unqualified; and a former GOP speaker of the house saying "there is no Republican Party. The president isn't a Republican." And Democrats' friends in the mainstream media have kindly created an echo chamber that makes them think that they are always right and the Republicans are a bunch of sexist, racist, whack jobs. So why aren't they winning? They must be...
  • Maxine Waters galvanizes Equality California Palm Springs gala

    10/16/2017 6:53:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Washington Blade ^ | October 12, 2017 | Karen Ocamb
    The party atmosphere at the Riviera Palm Springs for the Equality Awards on Oct. 7 shifted subtly into more of a political rally as the almost sold-out crowd bubbled with enthusiasm waiting for kick-ass Democratic Congress member Maxine Waters to rile the crowd into action. Palm Springs City Council member Ginny Foat was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award, which her longtime friend Waters emphasized Foat deserved. The two knew each other from back in the day, working with Bayard Rustin on the iconic March on Washington and pushing Bella Abzug to the fore when they were marching for women’s...
  • Feinstein: No law would have stopped Las Vegas gunman

    10/08/2017 7:20:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 8, 2017 | Mallory Shellbourne
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said in an interview broadcast Sunday that no law could have stopped the suspected shooter, Stephen Paddock, who was behind last week's mass shooting in Las Vegas. Feinstein spoke on CBS News’s “Face the Nation” about gun legislation in the wake of the attack launched from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel targeting a country music concert.....
  • GOP lawmaker calls for preemptive strike on North Korea (Rep. Duncan Hunter)

    09/23/2017 1:19:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 22, 2017 | Avery Anapol
    Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) is calling for President Trump to preemptively strike North Korea. Hunter on Thursday warned that North Korea could have a nuclear missile aimed at naval bases in the U.S., including San Diego. “Why would they not aim here, at Hawaii, Guam, our major naval bases?” Hunter said, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune. “The question is, do you wait for one of those? Or two? Do you preemptively strike them? And that’s what the president has to wrestle with. I would preemptively strike them. You could call it declaring war, call it whatever you want.” Hunter...
  • Jerry Brown compares Trump supporters to ignorant cave dwellers

    09/18/2017 12:22:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    The Politico ^ | September 18, 2017 | David Siders
    California Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday called President Donald Trump’s approach to climate change and North Korea “stupid and dangerous and silly,” sharpening his criticism of the president and comparing his supporters to ignorant cave dwellers. “They’re both kind of very similar,” Brown said at a climate change event in New York. “You should check out the derivation of ‘Trump-ite’ and ‘troglodyte,’ because they both refer to people who dwell in deep, dark caves.” Brown, the Democratic governor of the nation’s most populous state, has been rushing to recruit other state and local governments to sign onto their own non-binding...
  • Maxine Waters: Dems, GOP and Melania 'can't trust Trump'

    09/15/2017 12:04:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 15, 2017 | Josh Delk
    Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) said Friday that the GOP, Democratic Party and the first lady "can't trust" President Trump, during a month when the president is increasingly crossing party lines to work with Democrats on key legislation. "Democrats can't trust Trump, Republicans can't trust Trump, and Melania can't trust Trump," Waters said in a tweet. (TWEET-AT-LINK) Trump met this week with Democratic congressional leaders Charles Schumer (N.Y.) and Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) for dinner at the White House where they discussed possible protections for participants in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and border security actions. The president later objected...
  • Impeach Trump or Else: Top Democrat Pays Price for Urging ‘Patience’ With the President

    09/02/2017 2:31:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Newsweek ^ | September 2, 2017 | Jason Le Miere
    For many Democrats, when it comes to the most divisive and unpopular president in modern history, there is only one word they want to see uttered in the context of Donald Trump's future, and as California Senator Dianne Feinstein has found out in recent days, painfully, that word is “impeachment” and certainly not “patience.” “Look, this man is going to be president, most likely for the rest of this term,” Feinstein said at an event at the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco earlier this week. “I think we have to have some patience—it’s eight months into the tenure...
  • Duterte running for US Congress? Republican Fil-Am joins race (Against Maxine Waters)

    08/27/2017 12:11:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Coconuts ^ | August 23, 2017 | Staff
    Is Duterte running for US Congress? He is, but it’s not that Duterte. Republican Filipino-American Edwin Duterte has joined the race for California’s 43rd Congressional District in next year’s US midterm election. While the Philippine president, who shares his last name with Edwin, is widely popular in the Philippines, it will be an uphill climb for the newbie Republican. He will be running against veteran Democrat politician Maxine Waters, who has served in the US House of Representatives since 1991. Waters won the 2016 election by 76.1 percent against her Republican rival. The district covers several cities in Los Angeles...
  • USC Misspells Shakespeare On Newly Unveiled Statue (700 Million Typo)

    08/22/2017 10:46:44 PM PDT · by Djl3668 · 36 replies
    Pj Media ^ | Peleg | Oren
    Language is malleable, right? After all, a dictionary doesn't define a word's spelling, it simply gives the most common version of it. Well, how about a name? UCLA's The Den tweeted Monday morning that a recently unveiled statue at the new $700 million USC Village displays a typo.
  • Rohrabacher: Assange Info Will Have ‘Earth-Shattering Political Impact’

    08/18/2017 3:07:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Roll Call ^ | August 17, 2017 | Eric Garcia
    Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher met with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who the congressman said denied that Russia was involved in sending him emails from the Democratic National Committee. WikiLeaks published emails from the Democratic National Committee, which led to the resignation of DNC Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz. “He reaffirmed his aggressive denial that the Russians had anything to do with the hacking of the DNC during the election," Rohrabacher said of Assange, the Orange County Register reported. Rohrabacher’s statements come despite the fact that U.S. intelligence authorities have said with “high confidence” that Russia interfered with the 2016 presidential...
  • Black History ‘Erryday’: Happy 79th Birthday Congresswoman Maxine Waters

    08/15/2017 6:50:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | August 15, 2017 | Akilah Monifa
    Maxine Moore Carr 8/15/1938 Kinloch, MO. Politician. Has 12 siblings. After graduating high school moved to Los Angeles, worked in a garment factory, as a telephone operator, and an assistant teacher with Head Start. Graduated with a degree in sociology from Los Angeles State College, now California State University Los Angeles. Member of California Assembly from 1977 - 1991. Member of U.S. Congress from 1991 to present and former Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus. Co-founded Black Women’s Forum and Community Build. Married twice, two children. Peace, love, joy, gratitude, faith, courage, compassion, and blessings.
  • Maxine Waters: Trump is 'bluffing' with 'fire and fury' warning to North Korea

    08/10/2017 11:54:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 10, 2017 | Caitlin Yilek
    California Rep. Maxine Waters accused President Trump of "bluffing" when he vowed "fire and fury" against North Korea if the country didn't stop threatening the U.S. with nuclear weapons. "This is something we should be very concerned about, but this is not the time to go bluffing and threatening. This is the time for diplomacy," Waters told TMZ. She called on Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to staff up his department so that the U.S. can "engage" with North Korea. "The United States State Department must be stacked up to deal in diplomacy. We cannot afford to be in a...
  • Barbara Lee claims Trump has perpetrated an 'all-out assault on our civil & human rights'

    08/10/2017 6:36:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 10, 2017 | Emily Jashinsky
    In her keynote address to the opening plenary of Netroots Nation, an annual gathering of progressives, Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., said the first seven months of the Trump administration represented an "all-out assault on our fundamental civil and human rights." President Trump, she told the audience, has "wasted no time in implementing the hateful agenda that he ran on." Lee pointed to the so-called Muslim ban, transgender military ban, healthcare reform efforts, and Commission on Election Integrity among other recent Republican actions to illustrate her argument. Like Jason Kander, who addressed the crowd only moments earlier, Lee encouraged activists to...
  • Feinstein rips Trump administration over deportation that splits Oakland family

    08/10/2017 2:51:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 10, 2017 | Hamed Aleaziz
    U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein called Thursday for the federal government to reverse the deportation of an Oakland nurse and her husband, saying their removal after more than two decades in the country revealed the “cruel and arbitrary nature” of President Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigration. Responding to a front-page Chronicle story about the couple — who plan to leave for Mexico on Tuesday with their 12-year-old son, while leaving behind three older daughters who have legal status — Feinstein’s office set up a meeting Thursday between the California Democrat and the family to discuss their plight. “These are the kind...
  • Maxine Waters Goes After Professor for Defending Trump: 'We'll Not Stand for It, We'll Push Back'

    08/06/2017 9:19:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | August 5, 2017 | Justen Charters
    Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) was all over TV this week. During a segment on MSNBC's “Morning Joe,” she called President Donald Trump the “most deplorable” person she's ever met. As a guest on “The View,” Waters said that she was glad that the leakers inside the White House were sharing what was going on inside. But Trump isn't the only person Waters went after this week. On Friday, Waters went on MSNBC's “All In” with host Chris Hayes. During the segment, Hayes brought up the news of Robert Mueller impaneling a grand jury for the Russia probe. Then he played...
  • Mike Pence Will Soon Be President With Help From Spicer, Priebus, Democrat Maxine Waters Tweets

    07/30/2017 11:40:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    Newsweek ^ | July 30, 2017 | Cristina Silva
    An outspoken Democratic critic of President Donald Trump's is leading the call for Vice President Mike Pence to become the next commander-in-chief. California Representative Maxine Waters, who has become an internet sensation among the left for her frank criticism of the president in recent months, tweeted Saturday: "Mike Pence is somewhere planning an inauguration. Priebus and Spicer will lead the transition." Her tweet comes after former chief of staff Reince Priebus resigned from office Friday, a week after Sean Spicer left his post as press secretary. The men, both longtime insiders among the top ranks of the national Republican party,...
  • Hollywood producer to Maxine Waters: Time for you to go

    07/21/2017 10:36:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 21, 2017 | Ed Morrissey
    Fact check: Absolutely true, at least to many people outside of California’s 43rd Congressional district. Maxine Waters has been in the House for twenty-six years as one of its most extreme progressives, and has spent much of the past year agitating for Donald Trump’s impeachment. On the other hand, the 78-year-old Waters has gotten a surprising amount of buzz on the Left as a potential 2020 presidential candidate, at least according to The Hill: Waters is emerging as the president’s harshest congressional critic, enraging Trump’s conservative supporters and electrifying the Democrats’ liberal base, some of whom are pushing –– only...
  • Top Intel Dem: Americans should be skeptical on how hard Trump pressed Putin

    07/07/2017 4:59:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 7, 2017 | Brandon Carter
    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, blasted President Trump’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday, saying Americans should be skeptical on how hard Trump pressed Putin on Russian meddling in the 2016 election. “The American people can be forgiven for a healthy skepticism about just how hard Mr. Trump could have pressed the Russian autocrat, given that the President publicly cast doubt on Russian responsibility and the probity of our intelligence agencies only the day before,” Schiff said in a statement. “Can we really expect the President to be more forthcoming with...
  • Pelosi: 'No Way' I'm Stepping Down With Trump in Office

    06/26/2017 4:44:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    NewsMax ^ | June 26, 2017 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is under fire after Democratic candidates lost four special elections to replace lawmakers selected for posts in President Donald Trump's administration, but she said Monday there is "no way" she'll step down while Trump is in the White House and Republicans have control of Congress. "Let me tell you why I should stay instead," Pelosi told the "CBS This Morning" program. "I'm a master legislator, experienced in terms of knowing institutional memory of the Congress. If Hillary Clinton had won, I might have gone home, but with Donald Trump in the White House, with a...