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  • Buttigieg: So many Democrats running for president ‘we might as well carpool’

    06/09/2019 6:24:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    KPAX-TV ^ | June 9, 2019 | CNN News
    South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg said on Saturday that there were so many Democrats in the race, they “might as well carpool.” Buttigieg was speaking at an education-focused meet-and-greet on the back porch of a home in Des Moines, Iowa, as he and much of the nearly two dozen Democratic presidential candidates swarmed the state, whose caucuses top the 2020 primary calendar. Buttigieg offered a unifying tone at the event, saying he did not view the massive field “as having opponents so much as competitors.” “You would be surprised how often we are in dialogue with each other,” Buttigieg...
  • People are sick of drinking. Investors are betting on the 'sober curious'

    06/08/2019 9:34:19 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 66 replies
    CNN ^ | Sara Ashley O'Brien
    People are paying greater attention to their mental health and wellness, and many Americans are specifically looking to reduce their alcohol intake. People of all ages are drinking less beer, while millennials are drinking less overall. And Silicon Valley is taking note, with tech companies reevaluating their alcohol policies and investors looking to capitalize on people who prefer not to drink. Their sales of alcoholic beverages have been declining, big alcohol companies, ranging from Heineken to AB InBev (the owner of popular beer brands such as Budweiser), see an opportunity: They're investing in non-, or low-alcohol drinks. So too, startup...
  • CNN host Don Lemon says his show and his network are not 'liberal'

    06/06/2019 10:33:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/06/2019 | Sam Dorman
    CNN host Don Lemon doesn’t believe his show — or his network — are “liberal.” The CNN star offered up the assessment at an industry event on Thursday. Shortly after the remarks made their way to Twitter, many were quick to express their shock and surprise at the remarks. “Don Lemon says CNN and his show aren’t ‘liberal’ — what do you think?” Ken Fisher tweeted. The responses came in fast. …
  • Donald Trump already has an excuse ready if he loses in 2020 (Cillizza Alert)

    06/05/2019 10:44:44 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 39 replies
    Clinton News Network ^ | 06/05/2019 | Chris Cillizza
    Donald Trump is not someone who accepts losing. Whether in his decades in the business world or his second career as a politician -- and President -- his career is marked with a refusal to acknowledge when he has come up short. He appeared triumphant after declaring bankruptcy. He touted his victory after a Republican Congress failed to fully repeal the Affordable Care Act. He said, without evidence, he would have won the 2016 popular vote if 3 to 5 million illegal votes had not been cast. And on and on it goes. Which brings us to Wednesday morning --...
  • Transcript released of Flynn voicemail from Trump lawyer showing possible attempt to obstruct

    05/31/2019 6:52:07 PM PDT · by KTM rider · 52 replies
    CNN ^ | Fri May 31, 2019 | By Katelyn Polantz, CNN
    Washington (CNN)The Justice Department on Friday released a more complete transcript of a voice mail from Donald Trump's attorney John Dowd to Rob Kelner, the lawyer for Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn, where he sought information about Flynn's discussions with the special counsel on the eve of his cooperation deal.
  • Lawyer for Navy SEAL accused of war crimes also works for Trump Organization

    05/24/2019 10:59:40 AM PDT · by Innovative · 41 replies
    CNN ^ | May 24, 2019 | Zachary Cohen
    An attorney for Navy SEAL chief Edward "Eddie" Gallagher also represents the Trump Organization, CNN has learned, just days after reports surfaced indicating the President is considering pardoning Gallagher of charges that could constitute war crimes. Gallagher faces a slew of accusations connected to violations of military law while he was deployed to the Iraqi city of Mosul in 2017, including premeditated murder in the stabbing death of an injured person in Iraq. He has pleaded not guilty. Trump Organization lawyer Marc Mukasey started working on the case in recent months, according to sources familiar with the situation.
  • This is the biggest 2020 mistake the Democrats could make

    05/22/2019 4:41:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    CNN Opinion ^ | May 22, 2019 | Jill Filipovic
    The economy, voters say, is strong. Most Americans say they are better off financially than they were in 2016; more say that things stayed the same than say they got worse. And yet many more voters say President Donald Trump is doing a poor job than say he's doing a good one. This is all according to a new Quinnipiac poll, and it should give Democrats hope for 2020. At this point, the election is the left's to lose. Polls this early in the game won't necessarily mean much come Election Day, but the latest Quinnipiac numbers suggest that Americans...
  • Comey says 'it sure looks like' Trump had criminal intent to commit obstruction of justice

    05/09/2019 6:55:09 PM PDT · by Innovative · 99 replies
    CNN ^ | May 9, 2019 | Kate Sullivan
    Former FBI Director James Comey said Thursday that "it sure looks like" President Donald Trump had criminal intent to commit obstruction of justice during special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. At a CNN town hall in Washington, Anderson Cooper asked Comey whether, based on the redacted version of Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 election, he believed Trump had criminal intent to commit obstruction. "It sure looks like he did, in connection with a couple episodes -- the direction to (former White House counsel) Don McGahn to get the special counsel fired is to my mind a flaming example"...
  • Cohen: If Barr Doesn’t Comply, ‘No Other Alternative’ But Using Sergeant at Arms to Bring Him in

    05/04/2019 1:47:48 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 203 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 May 20192,246 | IAN HANCHETT
    On Friday’s broadcast of CNN’s “AC360,” House Judiciary Committee member Steve Cohen (D-TN) stated that if Attorney General William Barr doesn’t comply with the committee’s subpoenas, the committee has “no other alternative” but to use the sergeant at arms to bring Barr to the House. Cohen said, “I hope it would be inherent contempt. Because in inherent contempt, we’d go out, take him, and bring him in, and have him personally brought to the House.” Host Anderson Cooper asked, “You actually want to send out the sergeant at arms and force the attorney general to come?” Cohen answered, “Yes. Because...
  • William Barr is in deep trouble (CNN Alert)

    05/01/2019 6:36:09 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 76 replies
    CNN ^ | 05/01/2019 | Silly Cillizza
    (CNN) — Attorney General William Barr did two strange things between the time he received special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 election and when he released it to Congress and the public. The first came on March 24 when, two days after receiving the Mueller report, Barr released a four-page summary letter in which he made clear his conclusion that the report found no collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians and that Mueller hadn't made any recommendation as to whether President Donald Trump should be charged with obstructing justice. The second came on...
  • Washington Post says Trump has topped 10,000 false or misleading statements

    04/29/2019 8:12:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 78 replies
    CNN ^ | 04/29/2019 | By Brian Stelter
    The Washington Post is out with an updated count of President Trump's false and misleading statements since Inauguration Day. And it shows that Trump has surpassed the 10,000 mark. It's a milestone, but not a cause for celebration. Whatever the opposite of popping champagne is, do that, I guess? "The president continues to say false or misleading statements at an unbelievable pace," The Post's fact-checker-in-chief, Glenn Kessler, said on CNN's "New Day" Monday morning. "He hit 5,000 in September. Now here it is, seven months later, and he's now hit 10,000," Kessler said. "That's an average of about 23 false...
  • Joseph Ellis: The Green New Deal isn't socialism. It's what the Founding Fathers wanted

    04/18/2019 1:35:57 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    cnn ^ | 04/18/2019 | Joseph Ellis
    The Green New Deal is a bold and controversial legislative initiative proposed by the progressive wing of the Democratic Party, designed to address four pressing challenges facing American society that have thus far eluded solution. They are: reforming our extremely expensive and inefficient health care system; reducing our currently unprecedented levels of economic inequality; rebuilding our aging infrastructure; and recovering our global leadership role to combat the existential threat posed by climate change. If we fail to address and resolve these problems, all talk of America as a "city on a hill" needs to cease.
  • Mueller: Obstruction by Trump failed because others refused to "carry out orders" (yep CNN)

    04/18/2019 9:17:14 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 77 replies
    In the report, special counsel Robert Mueller outlined why obstruction by President Trump failed. It failed because others refused to "carry out orders."
  • CNN’s Brian Stelter Claims Ratings Are Down Because It’s A Slow News Week

    03/28/2019 9:01:09 AM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 93 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/28/2019 | Amber Athey
    Stelter wrote in his newsletter “Reliable Sources” Wednesday night that viewers aren’t tuning in to CNN and MSNBC because “there hasn’t been much news” since special counsel Robert Mueller delivered his report on Russian collusion to Attorney General Bill Barr. Fox News has not been affected by the alleged slow news week, Stelter reasoned, because Barr’s letter on the Mueller findings is “being celebrated like a sequel to election night.”
  • Trump says Mueller probe was an 'attempted takeover of our government'

    03/27/2019 9:14:28 PM PDT · by Innovative · 93 replies
    CNN ^ | March 27, 2019 | Kate Sullivan and Nikki Carvajal
    President Donald Trump railed against special counsel Robert Mueller's now-completed investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election on Wednesday, calling it an "attempted takeover of our government." "We can never allow this treasonous, these treasonous acts to happen to another President," Trump told Fox News' Sean Hannity, in his first TV interview since Attorney General William Barr summarized the principal findings of Mueller's report in a memo to Congress on Sunday. This was an attempted takeover of our government, of our country, an illegal takeover," Trump said. "If it were the other way around, where I was doing...
  • CNN poll: Trump's disapproval rating slides to lowest of presidency

    03/20/2019 7:23:40 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 18, 2019
    President Trump's disapproval rating has dropped to the lowest point of his presidency in CNN polling. The survey released Monday found that 51 percent of respondents disapprove of Trump's job performance, the lowest share since CNN began polling at the beginning of Trump's term. Monday's poll also shows that 42 percent of respondents said they approve of Trump's performance, while the remaining respondents said they have no opinion. In each of the previous versions of the survey, between 52 and 59 percent of respondents said they disapproved of the president. In the February edition of the poll, 55 percent said...
  • Graham's embrace of Trump puts re-election ahead of principle

    03/18/2019 10:44:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | March 18, 2019 | Lauren Fox
    Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham is stuck once again between a President whose support he needs to win re-election and his lifelong friendship with the late Arizona Sen. John McCain, who encouraged all to put country first. But time and political necessity have softened Graham's public grievances with President Donald Trump. The presidential embrace has been months in the making. Beginning with golf outings with Trump, Graham now frequently takes calls from the President. In recent months, the South Carolinian has become a close Trump confidant on Capitol Hill, an alliance that has afforded him broad influence over the GOP conference...
  • Here's the best poll # for Donald Trump this year

    03/06/2019 9:53:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | March 6, 2019 | Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large
    The first two years of Donald Trump's presidency haven't exactly been filled with stellar ratings from the public. Trump's approval rating in Gallup has never -- not one time -- been above 50% since he was sworn into office. His overall job approval number in the Real Clear Politics' average is below 44%. Almost six in 10 people disapproved of how Trump has handled the Russia investigation in a CNN-SSRS poll last month. On and on it goes -- bad numbers following bad numbers, leaving the poll-obsessed Trump to cherry-pick a piece of data here and there that suggests he...
  • CNN's Camerota 'Cheers On' Liberal Activist Who Describes Republicans as Gun Fanatics

    03/06/2019 10:37:40 AM PST · by rktman · 32 replies ^ | 3/6/2019 | Kristine Marsh
    To end the 8am EST hour, Camerota brought on Parker to talk about his new book addressed to his daughter, Alison, a journalist who was killed on-air in 2015 by a disgruntled former co-worker. The pair talked more about Parker’s left-wing activism than they did about the book. The CNN host began by praising Parker for trying to change the country’s gun laws: “We have talked to you many times. We are always struck by how pretty quickly you swung into action. You were grief-stricken but you swung into action! You decided to try to change things in the country,”...
  • Quinnipiac Poll: Almost two-thirds of voters think Trump committed crimes before taking office

    03/06/2019 9:31:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 81 replies
    Fox2 Now St. Louis Via CNN Wires ^ | 03/06/2019 | CNN Wires
    Nearly two-thirds of registered voters think President Donald Trump committed crimes before assuming the presidency, according to a new poll taken in the days after former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen testified to Congress. According to a Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday, 64% of registered voters said Trump had committed crimes before entering office and nearly half of voters — 45% — think he committed crimes while serving as President. Despite Trump’s massive popularity in the GOP, even a third of Republicans said Trump had engaged in criminal activity before his presidency. The poll showed that 89% of Democrats and 65%...