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

    07/19/2018 1:23:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 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...
  • Dem Socialist Ocasio-Cortez: Capitalism 'Will Not Always Exist in the World'

    07/18/2018 10:50:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 18, 2018
    New York Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez caused a stir for criticizing Israel’s "occupation” of Palestine in a recent interview. Ocasio-Cortez, who surprisingly won a New York Democratic primary on a socialist platform, made the remark during an interview on PBS’s "Firing Line" on Friday. The 28-year-old political newcomer was roundly criticized for making the statement then admitting that she is "not the expert at geopolitics on this issue." It wasn't the only controversial thing Ocasio-Cortez said during the "Firing Line" interview...
  • 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...
  • Ivanka Trump champions paid family leave policy—and calls for bipartisan support

    07/11/2018 3:45:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Motherly ^ | July 11, 2018 | Heather Marcoux
    When it comes to supporting families, paid parental leave is a solution to a number of problems. Studies show that paid leave can reduce infant mortality, increase breastfeeding rates, can improve maternal mental health and strengthen the connection between fathers and babies. There are a ton of benefits to parental leave, ones that American families should be seeing, but aren't. While some employers have been modernizing parental leave policies, federal policy lags behind. The last major policy change came in 1993, when the Family and Medical Leave Act passed with bipartisan support, guarantees more than half of American workers 12...
  • How Long Before Harassment of Trump Officials Gets Out of Control?

    07/11/2018 10:13:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    Newsweek ^ | July 11, 2018 | Peter Roff
    American politics is a wonder for the world to behold. Our free speech traditions produce all kinds of interesting folderol, over the top in its theatrics and yet usually deeply meaningful to those participating in it. It was on display Monday, in front of the United States Supreme Court building, appearing seemingly by magic moments after President Donald Trump announced he’d chosen D.C. Appellate Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace retiring Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy. The right was there. And the left, each itching to get their point across. They had signs, including some urging opposition to nominees not picked, pre-printed...
  • Man threatened to kill Trump supporters at congressman’s campaign office on Long Island: police

    07/06/2018 10:42:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | July 7, 2018 | Esha Ray
    An irate man threatened to kill a campaign volunteer — and Donald Trump supporters — at a Long Island Congressman’s campaign headquarters on Long Island Friday, police said. Martin Astrof, 75, charged at Donato Panico at Rep. Lee Zeldin’s Nesconset campaign office around 11:15 a.m., harassed him and verbally attacked Zeldin and Trump fans, Suffolk County cops said. When the agitated Astrof drove off, he almost hit Panico, police said. He was arrested outside his home several blocks away a short time later. Astrof was charged with making a terroristic threat and reckless endangerment, authorities said, and is expected to...
  • 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....
  • Begala: Democrats are about to fight like crazy

    06/30/2018 10:30:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    KMIZ-TV ^ | June 30, 2018 | Paul Begala
    In these hyperbolic times, it's easy to fall into overstatement. Somehow, the farm-to-table dining preferences of Sarah Huckabee Sanders or the subliminal, sartorial messages of the first lady have become the subject of breathless debate. Cotton-candy controversies swirl for a moment and then disappear. The replacement of retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy is not like that. It is, to paraphrase former Vice President Joe Biden, a big doggone deal. So big that Biden's old boss, former President Barack Obama, has descended from his Olympian remove to fire up the troops Thursday. He urged Democrats to quit moping, avoid complacency...
  • Maxine Waters deserves better from her party

    06/29/2018 12:48:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | June 29, 2018 | Solomon Jones
    After U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., implored Americans of good conscience to publicly confront White House officials over their policies, leading Democrats joined with Republicans to denounce Waters’ comments as uncivil. It was one of the few acts of bipartisanship that Democrats have engaged in since the advent of the Trump administration, and it was by far the most harmful. Not only because Waters, who lived through the civil rights movement, understands that oppressors do not buckle to civility. It was harmful because Waters’ fellow Democrats — including leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer — wrongly believe that tyranny can...
  • Watch: Trey Gowdy Owns Rod Rosenstein During Latest Congressional Hearing

    06/28/2018 5:54:01 PM PDT · by JamesLedbetter · 43 replies
    Western Free Press ^ | JUNE 28, 2018 | JAMES LEDBETTER
    As the hard-hitting questions remain about the Russia probe, and the way the FBI, special counsel, and the DOJ handled the investigation, Rod Rosenstein sits before the House of Representatives. When Trey Gowdy was given his time, Trey Gowdy owns Rod Rosenstein during the latest Congressional hearing. Representative Trey Gowdy (R., S.C.) criticized Justice Department investigators for prolonging their investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election during a tense House Judiciary Committee hearing Thursday.
  • 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...
  • Congressional Black Caucus rallies behind Maxine Waters as feud over civility continues

    06/27/2018 2:50:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 27, 2018 | Felicia Sonmez
    The Congressional Black Caucus is rallying behind Rep. Maxine Waters amid an escalating feud over the California Democrat’s call for protesters to confront administration officials wherever they go, while some Republicans are demanding Waters’s resignation.. In a statement Tuesday, CBC chairman Cedric L. Richmond (D-La.) issued a statement defending the 14-term lawmaker as someone who “has been a champion for justice her entire life.” He also pushed back against statements by President Trump and others who have cast Waters’s remarks at a Los Angeles rally Saturday as inciting violence. “In exercising her constitutional right to freedom of speech at 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...
  • Bob Goodlatte invites Sarah Huckabee Sanders back to Lexington, Va., after Red Hen incident

    06/24/2018 4:42:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 24, 2018 | Valerie Richardson
    Republican Rep. Bob Goodlatte has invited White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders back to Lexington, Virginia, saying the rude reception she received at the Red Hen restaurant didn’t reflect the “kind and caring people” of his district. Mr. Goodlatte, who represents the Sixth Congressional District, reached out Saturday to Ms. Sanders, a day after she was kicked out of the eatery by owner Stephanie Wilkinson, who cited her opposition to the Trump administration. “What @PressSec experienced in Lexington last night is very unfortunate and doesn’t reflect accurately upon the kind and caring people of Lexington that I know,” tweeted...
  • Democratic Congressional Candidate: Trump's Win Felt Like The 9/11 Terror Attacks

    06/21/2018 11:04:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Townhall ^ | June 18, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    When you venture into these two areas while making a political point, it’s guaranteed that it’ll blow up in your face: Saying x, y, or z is like Hitler, or making any Nazi reference, and describing any event that you didn’t like as devastating as the 9/11 terror attacks. No, unless you’re specifically talking about Nazis from history or neo-Nazis, their loser counterparts, then nothing outside of those who espouse the race-based National Socialism is like the Nazis. And unless it’s a legitimate terror attack in which the carnage is beyond description, then nothing is as devastating as September 11....
  • Rep. Cummings cries for the children locked in cages: ‘We are better than that!’

    06/20/2018 4:58:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Baltimore Post-Examiner ^ | June 20, 2018 | Michael Olesker
    We’ve seen Rep. Elijah Cummings in full emotional outcry before this. He was there, in the streets of his West Baltimore home district, in the televised riots that followed the death of Freddie Grey a few years ago, when tears ran down Cummings’ face and he begged America to understand the plight of young and impoverished black men. And now we see him pleading for some sense of humanity over the lives of young immigrant children, frightened and weeping, separated from their parents over America’s “zero tolerance” at the U.S. border. Cummings is man whose conscience is always on full...
  • House Democrats look to hire Parkland students to work on gun violence issues

    06/18/2018 10:02:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 24, 2018 | Alex Moe
    Lawmakers would bring students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to Capitol Hill for the summer. Student survivors of gun violence descended on Washington en masse earlier this year during the massive March for Our Lives on March 24. Now some lawmakers would like to bring them back for an entire summer. House Democrats are inviting students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida — who survived a mass school shooting in February — to come intern in their offices, working on gun violence prevention....
  • Why Can’t Democrats Give Trump Credit on North Korea? (From the Left)

    06/15/2018 3:50:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | June 15, 2018 | Peter Beinart
    The Singapore summit actually made the world a safer place. The president’s critics won’t admit it. For congressional Democrats, it’s payback time. Ever since 2015, when Barack Obama struck a nuclear deal with Iran, prominent Republicans—including Donald Trump and his top foreign policy advisers—have accused Obama and his Democratic supporters of, in Mike Pompeo’s words, “surrender.” They’ve accused Obama of signing a deal that doesn’t meaningfully restrain Iran’s nuclear ambitions and, by seeking a warmer relationship with its regime, of betraying Iran’s long-suffering people. The irony, therefore, is nearly irresistible. In his nuclear summit this week in Singapore, Trump gave...
  • Trump Today: President says he won’t sign immigration bill without border-wall funding

    06/15/2018 8:57:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Market Watch ^ | June 15, 2018 | Robert Schroeder
    President Donald Trump said Friday he won’t sign an immigration bill that doesn’t fund a border wall, as he told journalists a Justice Department report showed “total bias” against him and announced tariffs on China. NO BILL WITHOUT WALL In an interview on Fox News, Trump said he wouldn’t sign an immigration bill that doesn’t fund his proposed border wall. Votes on immigration bills are likely in the House next week, but it’s unclear whether a bill backed by GOP leaders has enough votes to pass. Trump said he wouldn’t sign the “more moderate one” crafted by House Speaker Paul...
  • 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...