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  • Source: Eric ("Atom Bomb") Swalwell to run for president in 2020

    11/16/2018 6:21:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Politico ^ | November 8, 2018 | Alex Thompson
    Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell plans to run for president in 2020, according to a person close to the California congressman who is familiar with his plans. “He’s definitely running,” the source said. This weekend, Swalwell will be the first potential presidential candidate to visit Iowa after the midterms with a trip to meet the Asian & Latino Coalition in Des Moines and Iowa Democratic Party chairs in Dubuque. The travel to Iowa was first reported by NBC News and confirmed by POLITICO. The 37-year-old Swalwell has been positioning himself for a run over the past year, with several trips to...
  • The Post-Midterms Dangers of Donald Trump

    11/11/2018 12:27:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The New Yorker | The November 19th 2018 Issue | Amy Davidson Sorkin
    Link only due to copyright issues: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/11/19/the-post-midterms-dangers-of-donald-trump
  • Pelosi: I don’t know if Trump is stable

    11/11/2018 10:19:03 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 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.
  • Ocasio-Cortez rips Fox News for mocking her personal finances, working-class people

    11/09/2018 7:40:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    NBC News ^ | November 9, 2018 | Dartunorro Clark
    Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., ripped Fox News on Friday for mocking "working-class people" after the news channel did a segment on her struggle to rent an apartment in Washington, D.C. "As I mentioned, we’ve been preparing and will be fine. However, it's been very revealing to see how gleefully Fox News hosts crack jokes about working-class people. It reveals what they actually think about us," she tweeted....
  • Ocasio-Cortez needs to wait for lawmaker salary to kick in to afford DC apartment

    11/08/2018 1:08:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 8, 2018 | Chris Mills Rodrigo
    Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) told The New York Times in an interview Thursday that she will need to wait for her congressional salary to kick in before she can rent an apartment in D.C. She explained that the transition period will be “very unusual, because I can’t really take a salary. I have three months without a salary before I’m a member of Congress. So, how do I get an apartment? Those little things are very real.” Ocasio-Cortez also told the Times that she had saved money before leaving her job at a restaurant and had planned accordingly with her...
  • Trump, Kavanaugh impeachment speculation kicks up after Dems’ House takeover

    11/08/2018 7:59:39 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 8, 2018 | Adam Shaw
    With Democrats set to reclaim control of the House in January and President Trump already infuriating them with the forced resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, speculation is rampant over whether they will use that power to pursue impeachment against the president -- or even Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who wants to be speaker, has pushed back on pressure from the base to pursue impeachment, saying earlier this week "that's not what our caucus is about" even as Democratic lawmakers make clear they will pursue other investigations of the administration. But that pressure from...
  • MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace: ‘Important’ That Dems Take Back Congress (Bush/McQueeg aide)

    10/27/2018 5:00:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 26, 2018 | Joseph Wulfsohn
    MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace said Thursday on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” that it is “really important” that Democrats win either the House or the Senate, or both. “You have referred to yourself as a non-practicing Republican right now because the Republican Party has drifted away from what I believe were the values I think drew you to it,” Seth Meyers said to Wallace. “And these were the ‘isms,’ such as ‘nationalism.’ Is this something that you saw coming at any point? I mean, is this something that happened with Donald Trump or is it something that was trending this...
  • 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...
  • Rep. Maxine Waters: Justice Brett Kavanaugh 'won't rest easy in his job'

    10/19/2018 11:37:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 18, 2018 | Jessica Chasmar
    Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters is predicting the backlash against newly confirmed Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh will continue well into his tenure. Speaking to Black Hollywood Live before the 2018 Merge Summit in Los Angeles on Friday, Mrs. Waters had some words of encouragement for people who feel dejected by the confirmation of Justice Kavanaugh, who faced allegations of committing sexual misconduct more than 30 years ago. “Never stop,” she instructed liberals, according to a clip flagged by NTK Network on Monday. “That is what we have to do with what happened to Kavanaugh and this confirmation process. “It...
  • Beto O'Rourke says he still supports impeaching Trump

    10/18/2018 7:52:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | October 18, 2018 | Eric Bradner
    Texas Democratic Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke said at a CNN town hall Thursday night that he would still vote to impeach President Donald Trump. The El Paso congressman challenging Sen. Ted Cruz said that his position on impeachment hadn't changed, even as Cruz has used the issue to galvanize conservative voters against O'Rourke's campaign. Asked by CNN's Dana Bash if he had changed his mind after saying he'd vote to impeach Trump this summer, O'Rourke said, "I haven't." He pointed to the ongoing probe into whether Trump's 2016 campaign colluded with Russia. "There may be an open question as to...
  • Why Donald Trump likes it when John Kelly and John Bolton fight

    10/18/2018 7:38:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | October 18, 2018 | Chris Cillizza, Editor-at-large
    Even by White House standards, this scrap was reportedly a doozy. Writes Kaitlan Collins and Jeff Zeleny: "A heated argument in the West Wing between chief of staff John Kelly and national security adviser John Bolton over a recent surge in border crossings turned into a shouting match Thursday, two sources familiar with the argument told CNN." According to Collins and Zeleny, the fight -- which Trump witnessed the start of (and sided with the more hard-line Bolton) -- led some aides to speculate that one of the two combatants might leave the White House following it. (The betting money...
  • Biden says "I hope they don't" impeach Trump if Democrats retake the House

    10/18/2018 6:04:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    MSN News ^ | October 18, 2018 | Grace Segers, CBS News
    Former Vice President Joe Biden said in an interview with "CBS This Morning" co-host Norah O'Donnell that if Democrats retake the House of Representatives, he hopes "they don't" impeach President Trump. "I hope they don't. I don't think there's a basis for doing that right now," Biden said. He called for Democrats to wait until the conclusion of the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller. "I think we should focus on all the terrible things that are happening now in terms of interest of the middle class people and working class people," Biden said, criticizing the Trump administration for "decimating"...
  • Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon headlines 'Red Tide Rising' rally in Elma (New York)

    10/17/2018 9:33:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Buffalo News ^ | October 17, 2018 | Robert J. McCarthy
    Steve Bannon, the onetime close adviser to Donald Trump with wide appeal among the president’s supporters, will highlight an Elma campaign rally on Oct. 24 in a sign of the GOP’s escalating effort to excite its base and turn out the vote on Election Day. Bannon will appear with local Republican candidates at 4:30 p.m. at the Jamison Road Volunteer Fire Co, 1071 Jamison Road, according to organizer Michael R. Caputo. “It’s a ‘Red Tide Rising’ rally to get out the vote for all Republican candidates in the region,” said Caputo, an East Aurora political consultant and CNN commentator associated...
  • The Numbers Are Better for Donald Trump Than You Think. Here's Why

    10/10/2018 8:27:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | October 9, 2018 | Ryan Teague Beckwith
    If history holds true, President Donald Trump is about to enter a rougher period of his presidency. The most current forecasts show Republicans are likely to lose the House of Representatives in the midterm elections, while maintaining their narrow majority in the Senate. That would mean new Democratic-led investigations and gridlock on his legislative agenda. But that doesn’t mean that Trump is in trouble when it comes to his own re-election. In fact, there are a few numbers that might leave him optimistic about the overall state of his presidency as he heads into its next phase. Here’s a closer...
  • Freeport this KS voter poll- Kevin Yoder or socialist Sharice Davids

    10/10/2018 7:14:36 AM PDT · by ncfool · 12 replies
    Kansas City business Journal ^ | October 10, 2018 | Self
    Who will you vote for in the cans this third district congressional race. The incumbent Republican Kevin Yoder, are the very liberal Democrat Sharice Davids. Davids has never had any political elected office. Her only claim to fame is that she worked for one year as a White House fellow in the Obama administration. She is a socialist, kickboxer, and lesbian. She does not show up in the district at events where the incumbent is going to be. She has refuse to debate the incumbent.
  • Hillary Clinton: "Civility Can Start Again" When Democrats Take Back The House And Or The Senate

    10/10/2018 1:40:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October 9, 2018 | Ian Schwartz
    Hillary Clinton discusses President Trump, Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and civility in politics with CNN's Christiane Amanpour. At a time when Republicans are being shot, stabbed, doxxed, beaten, mailed powder, run out of restaurants, and sent death threats, Hillary Clinton urges Democrats to be even more uncivil. What an irresponsible statement. Every Democrat should denounce. pic.twitter.com/TdEmISWnzM — U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (@SenBillCassidy) October 9, 2018 CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR, CNN HOST: Last night, President Trump had a sort of ceremony for now Justice Kavanaugh at the White House, and he apologized on behalf the American people for the immense amount...
  • 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...
  • Kasich predicts good year for Democrats after Kavanaugh debacle

    10/07/2018 1:50:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Vindicator ^ | October 7, 2018 | The Associated Press
    Picking up the pieces after a contentious nomination battle, the Senate’s majority leader said Sunday that the chamber won’t be irreparably damaged by the wrenching debate over sexual misconduct that has swirled around new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. While Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Kavanaugh’s confirmation was a shining moment for the GOP heading into next month’s pivotal elections, GOP Gov. John Kasich of Ohio predicted “a good year” for Democrats and said he wonders about “the soul of our country” in the long term after the tumultuous hearings. McConnell, in two news show interviews, tried to distinguish between...
  • Trump, Biden to campaign in Kentucky congressional district

    10/05/2018 6:39:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 5, 2018 | Adam Beam, The Associated Press
    President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden will campaign next week in Kentucky, with each seeking to sway a hotly contested 6th Congressional District race that could help determine which party controls the House of Representatives next year. Republican U.S. Rep. Andy Barr is in a tight race with Democrat Amy McGrath, a retired Marine fighter pilot. Trump's campaign said Friday it will hold a rally in Richmond, Kentucky, on Oct. 13. It will be Trump's third visit to Kentucky, but his first venture outside of the state's largest city of Louisville. Trump will appear at the Alumni...