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  • Maxine Waters warns supporters of possible 'armed protests' against her

    07/19/2018 1:23:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | July 19, 2018 | Karma Allen, Good Morning America, ABC News
    Rep. Maxine Waters warned supporters on Wednesday of potential "armed protests" against her after an extremist group called for ongoing demonstrations outside her office in Los Angeles. In a lengthy statement issued late Wednesday, Waters, D-Calif., said she’d been notified about forthcoming protests by the Oath Keepers, which she described as "an anti-government militia" that's staged armed protests in cities across the country. She warned her supporters against being "baited" into counter-demonstrations or confrontations with the organization, which she said has a track record of "violent and provocative behavior." "I am requesting those individuals and groups planning a counter-protest to...
  • Maxine Waters on Trump: He doesn’t even know how to spell his wife’s name

    07/15/2018 1:12:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 14, 2018 | Joe Garofoli
    Rep. Maxine Waters continued her war of words with President Trump Saturday in Oakland, with the Los Angeles Democrat saying Trump was “embarrassing us every day” during his trip through Europe. “He’s over there supposedly meeting on NATO. He doesn’t know a darn thing about it,” Waters, a Los Angeles Democrat told a meeting of the California Democratic Party’s women’s caucus. “He doesn’t even understand what GDP is. As a matter of fact, he doesn’t even know how to spell his own wife’s name.” (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Waters has been critcized by Trump and by some of her fellow Democrats, including House...
  • Pelosi slams Trump's 'despicable attacks' on Waters at rally

    07/05/2018 8:24:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 5, 2018 | Emily Birnbaum
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) slammed President Trump over his comments about Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) during a rally on Thursday night. Trump at the campaign-style rally in Montana called Waters a “low-IQ individual,” a claim that he has repeated many times. He speculated her IQ is “somewhere in the mid-60s.” The average IQ is 85-114, and a mid-60s IQ indicates mental challenges....
  • Rep. Maxine Waters cancels Birmingham trip due to security concerns

    06/28/2018 10:29:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 90 replies
    The Birmingham News ^ | June 28, 2018 | Jonece Starr Dunigan
    U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, D-California, has cancelled a planned trip to Birmingham due to security concerns. She was scheduled to speak Friday at an annual conference for black female politicians, local officials and community leaders. Waters was supposed to address an audience of black women for the National Organization of Black Elected Legislative (NOBEL) Women's Annual Legislative Conference, which starts today and ends Sunday. But NOBEL President Karen Camper, a state representative from Tennessee, confirmed that Waters was no longer coming because of security reasons. Details about the safety concerns have not been released and it's not known if a...
  • Auntie Maxine And Elijah Cummings Disagree On How Sarah Sanders Should Be Treated. Who Is Right?

    06/25/2018 4:51:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    News One for Black America ^ | June 25, 2018 | Parker Riley
    As we all know, Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, Virginia asked White House press secretary Sarah Sanders and her family to leave on June 22. The owner of Red Hen, Stephanie Wilkinson, explained to The Washington Post that some of her staff were uncomfortable, including the LGBT staffers, due to Sanders support of a ban on transgender people in the military and a gay couple being refused to have a wedding cake baked for them because of religion. Wilkinson told The Washington Post that she pulled Sanders to the side and politely asked her to leave, saying, “I explained that...
  • Sorry, Democrats, primary results prove that Trump’s agenda is a smash hit

    06/07/2018 1:05:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 6, 2018 | David Bossie
    The results in Tuesday's primaries in eight states are an early indication that President Trump's "America First" agenda and accomplishments are winning the support of the American people. This is good news for Republicans running in the Nov. 6 midterm elections. The Trump agenda of economic growth, job creation, border security, and peace through strength abroad is causing voters to seriously consider the consequences of supporting candidates who carry the Democratic mantle of tax hikes, protecting sanctuary cities, and the hyper-partisan and baseless impeachment witch hunt. In California, it will be hard for Democrats to point to evidence that a...
  • Polls close in Alabama, New Jersey, New Mexico, South Dakota, as eight states hold primaries

    06/05/2018 6:16:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 5, 2018 | Alex Pappas
    Voting precincts have closed in Alabama, Mississippi, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota as eight states hold primaries Tuesday, including in California where the Democratic Party’s plan to regain control of the House of Representatives faces a big test. The Fox News Decision Desk can now project that former pharmaceutical executive Bob Hugin will win Tuesday’s Republican Senate primary in New Jersey. But it is too early to project a winner on the Democratic side, where incumbent Sen. Bob Menendez is battling fellow Democrat Lisa McCormick. Menendez’s corruption and bribery case is expected to play a starring role in...
  • Republicans, Democrats see Asian Americans as key to victory in Southern California

    06/02/2018 12:40:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    KBZK-TV ^ | June 2, 2018 | Dan Merica, CNN
    FULLERTON, California (CNN) -- In a suburban enclave on the outskirts of Los Angeles, Republican Young Kim, a South Korean immigrant, is running to replace retiring Rep. Ed Royce. Kim's candidacy is years in the making for Republicans' efforts in the Los Angeles area to deepen bonds with the Asian-American community and encourage people like her to run for office. But that effort hit a wall in 2016. Asian-Americans, who have tended to vote for Republicans on the local level in Southern California, went for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump in the area and nationally. Now, ahead of Tuesday's primary,...
  • Kamala Harris slams Trump's 'immoral' policies, seeks ban on 'weapons of war'

    05/31/2018 10:47:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 1, 2018 | Lukas Mikelionis
    U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., remained mute about her 2020 ambitions Thursday during a town hall meeting in her home state, but attacked the Trump administration’s immigration policies as “immoral” and said she supports a ban on “weapons of war.” “This administration, as far as I’m concerned, has put a target on California’s back and we’re going to need to fight this,” Harris told a crowd of more than 1,000 people in the San Fernando Valley, many of whom were young students, the Los Angeles Daily News reported. She criticized the administration's zero-tolerance policy on illegal immigration, which has led...
  • Nancy Pelosi is still not interested in your impeachment fantasies

    05/29/2018 4:19:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 24, 2018 | Becket Adams
    At some point, one starts to feel sorry for House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. After all, being asked over and over again about the same fringe issue has got to be a bit of a soul-crushing experience for someone who’s supposedly focused on winning back the House. On Wednesday, during a town hall event hosted by CNN, the California congresswoman was asked again to comment on her Democratic colleagues’ efforts to impeach President Trump. “The issue of impeachment keeps coming out of the mouths of Democrats,” said CNN’s Chris Cuomo. “And a recent poll shows that more than...
  • Dem Ted Lieu Slams Melania, Says Separating Immigrants From Their Children Isn’t A ‘Be Best’ Policy

    05/26/2018 2:01:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | May 26, 2018 | Damir Mujezinovic
    Melania Trump, the First Lady of the United States, revealed her official platform this month. Melania’s platform for children, dubbed “Be Best,” is, according to CNN, a comprehensive program meant to focus on fighting opioid abuse, positivity on social media, and well-being. Separating children from their parents, however, is most definitely not a “Be Best” policy, according to Ted Lieu, a Democrat currently serving as the U.S. Representative for California’s 33rd congressional district. Mr. Lieu took to Twitter to launch an attack on the first lady, criticizing her and her husband’s administration’s immigration policies in one fell swoop....
  • Congresswoman Maxine Waters Earns TIME 100 “Influential” Honors

    05/21/2018 9:59:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Los Angeles Sentinel ^ | May 10, 2018 | Freddie Allen, NNPA Newswire
    TIME magazine recently honored Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. According to a press release about the honor, “The list, now in its fifteenth year, recognizes the activism, innovation and achievement of the world’s most influential individuals.” Waters said that she was shocked and surprised by the recognition and that she “felt very, very blessed” to receive the honor. In a commentary about the award, “Black-ish” actor Yara Shahidi wrote that, “Congresswoman Maxine Waters of the 43rd District of California, a.k.a. Auntie Maxine, has made my generation proud to be nieces...
  • Senator Kevin de Leon on protecting undocumented immigrants, making college free

    05/20/2018 6:55:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    La Voz News ^ | April 25, 2018 | Andrew Shinjo and Stephanie Lam
    California State Senator Kevin de Leon introduced himself to the DASB Senate on Wednesday, April 18. He formerly served as President pro tempore of the California State Senate, and is running to unseat incumbent U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein in the 2018 election. De Leon expressed his support for protecting undocumented immigrants and making college free. After Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he was going to deport 11 million criminal violent felons, de Leon said he decided to author Senate Bill No. 54, also known as the California “Sanctuary State” Bill. He called Sessions’ comment “fake news,” and said Sessions was...
  • Rep. Jackie Speier: Dems Still Willing To Trade DACA For Trump's Wall, We Can Tear It Down...

    05/19/2018 8:37:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 18, 2018 | Tim Hains
    In an interview Thursday afternoon with CNN's Wolf Blitzer, Democratic California Rep. Jackie Speier explained the thinking behind an effort from Democrats and a few Republicans in the House to force floor votes on several immigration-related issues, including both DACA and the border wall. "Will you get those five more Republicans and force a vote on this sensitive issue?" CNN's Blitzer asked. "I think it really depends on the polling that they're seeing in their districts," Speier said about her Republican colleagues. "I really do think it's self-preservation at this point from any of the Republicans, and that's why you...
  • Maxine Waters Tells Trump to ‘Please Resign,’ So She Doesn’t Have to Keep Fighting for Impeachment

    05/01/2018 5:46:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 25, 2018 | Jason Le Miere, Newsweek
    President Donald Trump’s fiercest Democratic critic has launched a new attack on the president, this time telling him to just resign so that she no longer has to fight for his impeachment. Representative Maxine Waters, of California, has repeatedly called on Trump to be impeached, citing a variety of reasons, from his conduct in office to what she has alleged was his campaign’s collusion with Russia, even before Special Counsel Robert Mueller has concluded his investigation into Russian interference. Asked if she had any advice for Trump during a gala for the Time 100 in New York on Tuesday, Waters...
  • ‘Could he actually win?’ Dave Eggers at a Donald Trump rally (2016 flashback)

    04/30/2018 2:44:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | June 17, 2016 | Dave Eggers
    Is this the most dangerous campaign in history, or a surreal comedy act, playing to a crowd laughing too hard to listen? The US writer spends a day at a presidential rally I spent five hours at the Donald Trump rally in Sacramento, California, on 1 June. I spoke to and overheard dozens of the rally’s attendees, not as a journalist but as one ticketholder to another – I was dressed in jeans, workboots and wore a Nascar hat – and found every last one of the attendees to be genial, polite and, with a few notable exceptions, their opinions...
  • Arizona declines to join 17 other states in census lawsuit

    04/09/2018 5:11:19 AM PDT · by SandRat · 26 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX — Arizona's top elected officials, both Republicans, are not going to join the lawsuit filed by Democrat officials in some states challenging the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census even though it could mean that Arizona won't get its fair share of federal dollars and political representation. Daniel Scarpinato, press aide to Gov. Doug Ducey, said his boss is opposed to more lawsuits. "And he supports having accurate statistical information,'' Scarpinato said. Attorney General Mark Brnovich also has no interest in Arizona becoming one of the 17 states, seven cities and the U.S. Conference of Mayors...
  • Should We Reform the Electoral College?

    02/05/2018 9:04:48 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 67 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...