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  • Ocasio-Cortez is recruiting a Democratic challenger to Hakeem Jeffries

    01/29/2019 10:14:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The New York Post ^ | December 18, 2018 | Nikki Schwab
    Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) hasn’t taken office yet, but she’s already looking to take out fellow Democrat Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), according to a report Tuesday. Ocasio-Cortez, who shocked the political world when she defeated veteran Queens Rep. Joseph Crowley, said last month she’d support challenges to Democrats who are not as left-leaning as their constituents. Politico reported that she’s recruited an African-American woman to challenge Jeffries in 2020. A source told the news website that running a primary rival to Jeffries, who represents parts of Brooklyn and Queens, was the “highest priority” for Ocasio-Cortez. Jeffries was recently elected the...
  • Kamala Harris, at Oakland launch, assails Trump toxicity

    01/27/2019 7:17:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Marin Independent Journal ^ | January 27, 2019 | Melanie Mason and Mark Z. Barabak, The Los Angeles Times
    OAKLAND — Sen. Kamala Harris began her Democratic campaign for president Sunday with an attack on President Donald Trump and a promise to unify a country deeply riven along social, cultural and political lines. Speaking from the steps of Oakland’s City Hall plaza to a crowd that spilled over several downtown blocks, Harris depicted her candidacy as a fight against those “trying to sow hate and division.” “We are here at this moment in this because we must answer a fundamental question,” Harris said. “Who are we? Who are we as Americans? So let’s answer that question, America. We are...
  • Kamala Harris, the Democrats' dishonest, authoritarian candidate

    01/22/2019 6:54:05 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 29 replies
    Washington Examiner - Editorial ^ | 1-22-2019 | (Editor in general)
    (snip) Look only at her two years in the Senate and two relevant data points pop up. First, there’s her recent attempt, along with Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, to apply an anti-Catholic religious test to a judicial nominee because he belonged to the Knights of Columbus. This was too much even for her fellow Democrats to bear — not a single one objected to a resolution that implicitly rebuked Harris and Hirono for their behavior. The second relevant point is Harris’ conduct during the Justice Brett Kavanaugh hearings. No, not the contentious second round of Kavanaugh hearings involving sexual misconduct...
  • Potential 2020 hopeful Swalwell declares Trump’s days of ‘presidential immunity’ are over

    12/14/2018 7:45:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 14, 2018 | Paul Steinhauser
    MANCHESTER, New Hampshire -- Congressman and likely presidential candidate Eric Swalwell predicts that when the Democrats take over the majority in the House of Representatives next month, President Donald Trump “will be held accountable.” And in a conversation with Fox News and local New Hampshire news organizations, the California Democrat highlighted that he’s “seriously looking at running for president” and added that his potential White House bid would not be “some vanity project.” Discussing Trump, Swalwell said, “we now have more evidence than ever that he – the president – was associated with a criminal campaign and a criminal transition...
  • Trump blasts 'little Adam Schitt' on Twitter

    11/18/2018 1:00:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Politico ^ | November 18, 2018 | Quint Forgey
    Rep. Adam Schiff — along with “Crooked Hillary Clinton,” “Cryin’ Chuck Schumer” and “Crazy Maxine Waters” — has long been a target of mockery on Donald Trump’s Twitter feed. But in a post Sunday, the president may have coined his crudest nickname yet for a political rival. “So funny to see little Adam Schitt (D-CA) talking about the fact that Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker was not approved by the Senate,” the president wrote online, “but not mentioning the fact that Bob Mueller (who is highly conflicted) was not approved by the Senate!” Schiff fired back 35 minutes later, quoting...
  • Pelosi: I don’t know if Trump is stable

    11/11/2018 10:19:03 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 11, 2018 | Michael Burke
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told The Atlantic in an interview published Sunday that she doesn't know whether President Trump is stable. “I don’t know. You can’t make a diagnosis over TV, they tell me," Pelosi said when asked if she thinks the president is stable. Pelosi, who last week announced her bid to be the next Speaker, also told The Atlantic that anyone who watched President Trump's post-election news conference last week "would know that we have to pray for our country very deeply." “Pray for him, too, but for our country,” she added. Trump has previously defended...
  • Maxine Waters Takes a Victory Lap in South L.A. ~ L.A. Taco Video

    11/10/2018 5:55:14 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    L.A. Taco ^ | November 8, 2018 | Nash Baker
    Rep. Maxine Waters, D-South L.A., stopped by the neighborhood for a victory lap after a resounding victory in the midterm elections. She hit the corner of Manchester and Western in the Vermont Knolls neighborhood of South Los Angeles to meet with her constituents. She was reelected Nov. 6, 2018 with 76 percent of the vote.
  • California Proposition Voting Guide (Freeper Edition)

    10/30/2018 1:47:06 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 20 replies
    Oct 2018 | Vanity
    From Daylight Savings Time to Housing and Healthcare: there are several key State and Local (Los Angeles County) measures on the ballot for November 6th. This thread is for Freepers to list and share the Propositions they are voting Yes/No on and why. (Vanity: I could use some advice as there are several issues I am on the fence about or don't understand the economics behind.) Feel free also to suggest or endorse candidates in heated races where the political dividing lines are not so clear. (IE: two Democrats running.)
  • Dem leaders slam Trump's response to bomb threats: His 'words ring hollow'

    10/24/2018 11:46:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    MSN News ^ | October 24, 2018 | Jordain Carney, The Hill
    Top congressional Democrats on Wednesday slammed President Trump's response to a series of suspicious packages sent to prominent Democratic officials, saying his "words ring hollow." "Time and time again, the President has condoned physical violence and divided Americans with his words and his actions," Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) said in a joint statement. The two Democratic leaders pointed to Trump's support for Rep. Greg Gianforte (R-Mont.), who pleaded guilty to assaulting a reporter, and accused the president of supporting "dictators around the world who murder their own citizens, and referring to...
  • Flake calls Trump supporters' 'lock her up' chants 'disturbing,' fears for future of GOP

    10/11/2018 9:34:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 11, 2018 | Nicole Darrah
    Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., said in a recent interview that he hopes somebody runs against President Trump in the 2020 election, and that Trump supporters' continued chants of "lock her up" — typically in reference to Hillary Clinton — are "disturbing." In his retirement interview with C-SPAN, Flake said the chants, which were sparked by Trump's campaign and have continued throughout his presidency, are more concerning than the controversial things Trump says. "The disturbing thing isn’t so much what [Trump] says anymore, it’s the cheers from people behind him and the chants of, 'Lock her up!' for example that’s just...
  • Bill and Hillary Clinton are going on tour in 2018, 2019

    10/08/2018 4:18:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | October 8, 2018 | Dan Merica
    Bill and Hillary Clinton are going on tour. The Clintons announced on Monday that they would headline a series of live events together -- billed "An Evening with The Clintons" -- across the country in the final weeks of 2018 and into 2019. The tour will provide the Democratic stalwarts with a notable platform weeks after the consequential 2018 midterm elections and deep into 2019, when a number of Democrats will be jockeying for positions in the fight to be the party's standard bearer against President Donald Trump in 2020. The events, which are being produced by tour promoter Live...
  • Q&A: Sacramento political analyst on Kavanaugh’s confirmation

    10/07/2018 2:48:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    KCRA-TV ^ | October 7, 2018 | Marlei Martinez
    'He has the power to shape the court for a generation' Chief Justice John Roberts and retired Justice Anthony Kennedy conducted the swearing-in for Justice Brett Kavanaugh on Saturday. Kavanaugh’s addition to the Supreme Court comes after a tumultuous, monthslong confirmation process. Sacramento political analyst Steve Swatt weighed in on the impact of Kavanaugh’s confirmation. Q: How much is partisan politics affecting the Supreme Court? Swatt: That’s what a lot of people are concerned about, that the politics will in fact saturate the court. What is interesting is that in Brett Kavanaugh, the court now has a reliable staunch conservative...
  • Schumer calls on Kavanaugh to withdraw from Supreme Court confirmation process

    09/26/2018 11:38:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    Vox ^ | September 26, 2018 | Li Zhou
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer thinks it’s time for Brett Kavanaugh to withdraw from the Supreme Court confirmation process. If he won’t, Schumer called for Republicans to press pause on Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination in the wake of explosive new allegations of sexual misconduct that emerged against him on Wednesday. “I strongly believe Judge Kavanaugh should withdraw from consideration. If he will not, at the very least, the hearing and vote should be postponed while the FBI investigates all of these allegations,” said Schumer in a statement released on Wednesday. “If our Republican colleagues proceed without an investigation, it would...
  • Red-state Democrats refuse to come out against Kavanaugh

    09/25/2018 6:24:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Politico ^ | September 25, 2018 | Burgess Everett and Elana Schor
    Democratic leaders need a unified caucus to put maximum pressure on a handful of holdout Republicans. Democrats have all the cover they need to vote in lockstep against Brett Kavanaugh. But a half-dozen of them have refused to go there, even after the pair of sexual assault allegations against the Supreme Court nominee. Democratic insiders are feeling more bullish than ever that the party’s 49 caucus members ultimately will oppose Kavanaugh. Yet the undeclared bloc of Democratic senators could be a problem for Democratic leaders, who want to put the weight of the nomination entirely on a handful of holdout...
  • Maxine Waters Unloads on Trump: ‘The Most Deplorable, Despicable Human Being’

    09/15/2018 4:58:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | September 13, 2018 | Rob Bluey
    Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., escalated her ongoing feud with President Donald Trump, calling him “the most deplorable, the most despicable human being” and advocating his impeachment. Waters received a hero’s welcome, including two standing ovations, at the annual Congressional Black Caucus Foundation conference Thursday in Washington. Introduced as a leader of the “resistance,” Waters spoke for more than 30 minutes about the Trump administration’s policies related to criminal justice. After finishing her prepared remarks, she made her most pointed comments about the president. “This is a bad time—to put it mildly. I’ve never seen anything like it in my life,”...
  • Asian Americans for the 2018 Midterm Elections

    09/12/2018 1:36:32 AM PDT · by Doreener · 3 replies
    Chinese Americans are the wealthiest and best-educated Americans. They should learn to choose candidates who truly represent their self-interest. Republican politicians who support fair competition in the markets and in the schools best represent Asian American Republicans. They believe in rejecting anyone who supports the use of race rather than merit to pick winners, losers and even Harvard students. In the 1992 presidential election, 55 percent of Asian Americans voted Republican. For the 2018 midterm elections, Nevada, Southern California, New Jersey and Virginia could be important battlegrounds in congressional races for Asian-American GOP votes, according to Karthick Ramakrishnan, a public...
  • Maxine Waters goes on Trump 'impeachment' tear, vows to 'get him'

    09/10/2018 5:07:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 10, 2018 | Andrew O'Reilly
    Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters escalated her rhetorical assault on President Trump over the weekend – vowing to "get him" and repeating the word "impeachment" over and over. Waters, who took heat earlier this year for urging her supporters to confront Trump administration officials in public, told a group gathered in Los Angeles that some Democratic leaders have asked her to stop talking about impeaching Trump. “There’s a difference in how some of our leadership talk about how we should handle all of this,” Water said. “They say, ‘Maxine, please don’t say impeachment anymore.'” “And when they say that, I say...
  • Kavanaugh views Trump as an ‘oligarch,’ Feinstein says

    09/10/2018 1:34:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 10, 2018 | Lukas Mikelionis
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., on Sunday put pressure on two female Republican senators to vote against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, saying the nominee views the president as an “oligarch” who cannot be charged or investigated for crimes. “The president believes he is above the law. And this nominee believes this president cannot be investigated, cannot be tried,” Feinstein said at the Year of the Woman luncheon at a Santa Barbara hotel held by the Democratic Women of Santa Barbara County, the Los Angeles Times reported. The senator stressed that the confirmation of Kavanaugh depends on two Republican votes –...
  • Nancy Pelosi Doesn’t Care What You Think of Her. And She Isn’t Going Anywhere

    09/06/2018 6:52:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | September 6, 2018 | Molly Ball
    Nancy Pelosi stopped caring about what people think of her a long time ago, so she has no qualms about eating ice cream for breakfast with a stranger. Dark chocolate, two scoops, waffle cone. It’s a freezing January morning in Baltimore’s Little Italy, where Pelosi grew up in the 1950s. “You know what’s good about ice cream in this weather?” she says. “It doesn’t melt down your arm while you’re eating it.” We are sitting in an Italian café on Albemarle Street, alone save for the staff and Pelosi’s security detail, to whom she has offered coffee. The Trump era...
  • Thanks, media, for shoring up Trump's base

    09/01/2018 6:18:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | September 1, 2018 | Virginia Heffernan
    The always-on Trump campaign tested its new slogan Thursday night at another one of its loopy rallies. The mostly filled Ford Center in Evansville, Ind., seemed pleased. President Trump asked: “You ever hear this before: ‘Make America Great Again’?” They had. “You know our new slogan that we will be switching to because we are ahead of schedule to make America great again? It’s called ‘Keep America Great!’” The fair-skinned figures in candy-colored T-shirts and dark sports coats — the gung-ho crowd unfailingly known as Trump’s “base” — cheered again. Oh, the inanity. “Ahead of schedule?” Sure, bud. No wall...