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  • 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 · 42 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 · 26 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...
  • 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...
  • Congressman Paul Gosar: Have the Army Build the Border Wall

    05/18/2018 6:32:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Phoenix New Times ^ | May 18, 2018 | Joseph Flaherty
    Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar wants a border wall, and he's ready to order the military to do the job. In an amendment filed on Wednesday to a defense spending bill, Gosar proposed authorizing the Secretary of the Army to carry out President Trump's signature campaign promise of a security wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Gosar's proposal was tucked in the slew of amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act, a massive annual appropriations exercise that determines military spending and policy. The Hill reported Gosar's amendment in a roundup of the most notable of the 554 amendments to the NDAA that...
  • Nancy Pelosi: "Calling People Animals Is Not A Good Thing"

    05/17/2018 1:57:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 17, 2018 | Tim Hains
    House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi responded to President Trump calling violent MS-13 gang members "animals," at her weekly press briefing Thursday morning. Pelosi says Trump's comments as reported are a new low, and make her wonder if the president believes "we are all God's children" or not. "When the president of the United States says about undocumented immigrants, 'these are not people, these are animals,' you have to wonder, does he not believe in the spark of divinity? In the dignity and worth of every person? 'These are not people, these are animals,' from the president of the United States."...
  • Wishful thinking about Trump

    05/14/2018 9:36:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | May 14, 2018 | Jules Witcover
    hat "blue wave" that critics of President Trump have been hoping will wash over him in the midterm congressional elections him may not be a likely thing after all. Last Tuesday's Republican Senate primaries in West Virginia, Ohio and Indiana offered no assurance that anti-Trump voters, including many in his own party, will rise up in November to rid themselves of the president's backers in Congress. In all three states, Republican candidates supporting Mr. Trump prevailed. The one senatorial candidate who ran without his backing lost, mostly because he was toxic in his state of West Virginia as a former...
  • Pennsylvania Dem deletes tweets blasting progressives, praising Trump

    05/12/2018 2:10:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    WKBT-TV ^ | May 12, 2018 | Andrew Kaczynski, CNN
    A Democrat running for a US House seat in Pennsylvania offered praise for then-President-elect Donald Trump, called on Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to resign and said progressives "are the least tolerant of anyone who disagrees with them" in a series of now-deleted tweets. Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli is running to replace retiring Republican Rep. Charlie Dent in what is now Pennsylvania's 7th District. Morganelli, who is a centrist Democrat running in a crowded field of six primary candidates, is backed by United Together, a group with reported ties with the bipartisan organization No Labels, and longtime Clinton associate...
  • Dems worry Trump will win over economy

    05/12/2018 1:35:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 12, 2018 | Amie Parnes
    Democrats are growing worried that the strong economy, and President Trump’s messaging about his economic stewardship, will help Republicans in this year’s midterm elections and have an even greater impact in 2020. Even as signs point to Democrats winning back the House, the party is concerned that their hopes of a blue wave could turn into something smaller if Trump and the GOP are effective on their economic messaging ahead of November. Interviews with more than a dozen Democrats suggest a number of people in the party are worried that Democrats aren’t doing enough to provide a counterargument. “It’s a...
  • 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...
  • Which House GOP Critters voted FOR the Omnibus boondoggle

    03/24/2018 2:47:14 PM PDT · by rapture-me · 31 replies
    Does anyone have a list of house members & how they voted on the 1.3 TRILLION Boondoggle?
  • BREAKING: Paul Ryan’s PAC Elected Democrat Conor Lamb

    03/14/2018 11:32:27 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 104 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | 03/14/2018 | Wall Crane
    In the most astonishingly bone-headed move since nominating Mitt Romney for President, the GOP establishment spent major cash to help elect Democrat Conor Lamb in last night’s highly contested PA-18 special election. Yes, you read that right. Failed Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan and his Congressional Leadership Fund pushed a Democrat to victory over a Republican with direct mail advertising touting support “for our Second Amendment Rights.” I’ll repeat that again. A so-called GOP PAC led by Paul Ryan spent thousands of dollars in a direct mail campaign to convince voters that Conor Lamb was a conservative who would protect...
  • Vanity - Trump/Saccone, "Massive" Political Rally Tonight, Western Pennsylvania

    03/10/2018 4:55:23 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 41 replies
    Trump/Saccone "Massive" Political Rally tonight being held at Atlantic Aviation, FBO, Moon Township, PA (Pittsburgh) commencing at 7:00PM local time. Doors open at 4:00PM, local time. Rally will be fully covered On Fox News Channel at 8:00PM EST and by live stream, the Right Side Broadcasting Network (RSBN) commencing at 3:00PM, local time. Be there, or, tune in to FNC or RSBN to support both POTUS, Trump & Republican, Candidate, Rick Saccone!!! Go Trump, Go Saccone, Go MAGA!!!
  • Vanity - POTUS, Trump PA-18th-CD Rally, 03/10/2018 -Alantic Aviation, Moon Township, PA

    03/07/2018 5:41:01 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 11 replies
    After massive victories last evening by the entire Republican party in the great state of Texas, the GOP & POTUS, Trump will head out this coming Saturday evening to the 18th Congressional District seat in Western, Pennsylvania for a political rally being held for Rick Saccone, who is running for that seat. The rally will be held at Atlantic Aviation, Moon Township, PA (PIT Airport). Rally doors open at 4:00PM & rally commences at 7:PM. Two (2) tickets per request, available on the Trump for POTUS website. Folks make this Trump/Saccone political rally, the best ever..and then turnout and vote...
  • Pelosi on Memo: ‘Nunes is Really a Stooge for the White House’

    01/31/2018 10:17:33 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 40 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 1-30-2018 | Nicholas Ballasy
    WASHINGTON – House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) a “stooge for the White House” due to his staff preparing a classified memo that reportedly alleges a controversial dossier was inappropriately used to renew a surveillance warrant against Trump campaign aide Carter Page. “The speaker has appointed somebody who's totally irresponsible, politicizing the process and really it should not be happening. For example, right now he's talking about releasing a document, releasing a document that is predicated on another document, that was put together on the basis of total misrepresentation. It's like the...
  • Trump: Freedom Doesn't Come From Govt, It's a 'Sacred Right From Almighty God'

    01/16/2018 9:13:16 PM PST · by Djl3668 · 20 replies
    CNS ^ | 0116 | CNSNEWS
    (CNSNews.com) -- Today, President Donald Trump issued a proclamation declaring January 16, 2018 as Religious Freedom Day, wherein he noted that, "Our forefathers, seeking refuge from religious persecution, believed in the eternal truth that freedom is not a gift from the government, but a sacred right from Almighty God."
  • Democrats are facing an important test with Al Franken. They’ve failed it before.

    11/23/2017 7:54:44 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Vox ^ | November 22, 2017 | Anna North
    In less than a month, Alabama voters will decide whether to send to the United States Senate a man accused of abusing and romantically pursuing teenage girls. If Roy Moore wins, it will mean his constituents either don’t believe or don’t care about the woman who says Moore assaulted her when she was 16, or the woman who says Moore kissed and touched her when she was 14, or the women who say Moore kept approaching them at the mall when they were teenagers. And a Moore victory will set the standard that someone who is the subject of multiple...
  • Conrad Lucas, America's youngest GOP chairman, is running for Congress in West Virginia

    11/20/2017 2:56:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 20, 2017 | Aaron Carpenter
    Conrad Lucas, the youngest GOP state party chairman in the United States, has announced he’s running for Congress. Lucas, who just turned 36, has served as chairman of West Virginia’s Republican Party since 2012, when he was just 30 years old. He is ready to bring fresh leadership to Washington and help Donald Trump pass his agenda through Congress. Lucas listed his accomplishments as GOP chairman in a phone interview with the Washington Examiner, and explained how he plans to serve the people of West Virginia’s 3rd Congressional District....
  • Jeb Hensarling, GOP committee chairman, won't seek re-election

    11/01/2017 4:07:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 31, 2017 | Rebecca Shabad
    Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, said Tuesday that he has decided not to seek re-election next year and will retire from Congress at the beginning of 2019. "Today I am announcing that I will not seek reelection to the US Congress in 2018. Although service in Congress remains the greatest privilege of my life, I never intended to make it a lifetime commitment, and I have already stayed far longer than I had originally planned," the Texas Republican said in a note to supporters. Hensarling, the chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, said that he has an array of issues...
  • Rep. John Lewis Calls Clinton ‘Madam President’

    10/28/2017 4:53:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | October 26, 2017
    Democratic Rep. John Lewis on Thursday called Hillary Clinton “Madam President” while wishing her a happy birthday on Twitter. The Georgia congressman, who was also a prominent leader during the civil rights movement, has previously said Trump is not a “legitimate president.” Trump has repeatedly accused the Democrats of attempting to discredit the legitimacy of his election victory and his presidency.(TWEET-AT-LINK)
  • Threats are preventing Rep. Frederica Wilson from voting in Washington

    10/25/2017 9:29:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    MSN ^ | Alex Daugherty, McClatchy Washington Bureau
    Congressional Democrats celebrated Rep. Frederica Wilson on Wednesday by wearing stickers adorned with a red cowboy hat and posing for a group picture on the steps of the Capitol. But one notable person was missing: Wilson herself. A source close to Wilson confirmed that the Florida Democrat was not in Washington this week due to ongoing threats against her after she criticized President Donald Trump's handling of a conversation with the family of Sgt. La David Johnson, who was killed during an Oct. 4 ambush in Niger. Congressional vote tallies show that Wilson last voted Oct. 12, before the House...