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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...
  • Hillary advisers battle over whether she’ll run in 2020

    11/16/2018 12:01:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 16, 2018 | Jen Kerns
    With the 2018 midterms now nearly decided, the traditional kickoff for the next election cycle — that is, the 2020 presidential election — would normally be getting underway. However lacking of a clear leader on the Democratic side, the 2020 election season is off to a slow start, with one exception. Hillary Clinton’s former advisers are duking it out over whether America will get to see Hillary 2.0....
  • Will a Republican candidate stand up against Trump in 2020?

    11/15/2018 7:01:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 15, 2018 | Michael Gerson
    Republicans thinking about opposing President Trump in the 2020 primaries are facing the hardest of political choices. Toppling a sitting president of your own party is a maneuver with the highest degree of difficulty. The most relevant historical model is probably Eugene McCarthy’s race against President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1968, which helped persuade the politically wounded Johnson to withdraw. But McCarthy had a clear policy handhold — opposition to an increasingly unpopular war — and appealed to a discontented element within his party. What are the handholds for a challenger to Trump? Economic conservatives are generally happy with the...
  • At Trump Rallies, Women See a Hero Protecting a Way of Life

    11/15/2018 12:31:29 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 3, 2018 | Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Katie Rogers
    COLUMBIA, Mo. — Standing in an airplane hangar in the mid-autumn chill awaiting the arrival of President Trump, Joan Philpott said she was angry and scared. Only Mr. Trump, she said, can solve the problems she worries most about. “He wants to protect this country, and he wants to keep it safe, and he wants to keep it free of invaders and the caravan and everything else that’s going on,” said Ms. Philpott, 69, a retired respiratory therapist. Ms. Philpott was one of thousands of women who braved a drizzle for hours to have the chance to cheer Mr. Trump...
  • Trump campaign fundraises off CNN's lawsuit against him

    11/14/2018 6:57:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Politico ^ | November 14, 2018 | Rebecca Morin
    President Donald Trump's campaign on Wednesday sent an email fundraising off a lawsuit filed by CNN against the president and several members of his administration, saying voters should donate to help keep the media accountable. In an email with the subject line "Breaking: CNN SUES! Help Trump win," the president's campaign asked supporters to take a "media accountability survey" to help "fight back against the fake news attacks and deceptions." CNN is suing Trump and several members of his administration to reinstate reporter Jim Acosta's press access after it was revoked when he argued with the president during a news...
  • ABC News: Michelle Obama 'stopped even trying to smile' at Trump inauguration

    11/14/2018 10:40:14 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | November 13, 2018 | Eli Watkins
    Former first lady Michelle Obama wrote that she was unable to put on a happy face and smile during President Donald Trump's inauguration in her new book, according to ABC News. "Someone from Barack's administration might have said that the optics there were bad, that what the public saw didn't reflect the President's reality or ideals, but in this case, maybe it did," Obama said in audio of the book. "Realizing it, I made my own optic adjustment. I stopped even trying to smile." In its interview with Obama, ABC News further quoted from her book, where the former first...
  • An Open Letter to NYS Republican County Chairman

    11/14/2018 9:05:58 AM PST · by 1Old Pro · 13 replies
    Personal Opinion Vanity ^ | 11/14/2018 | Self
    I read the state GOP Chairman's note on the GOP NYS website and it was pathetic. Ed Cox and the counties lost The NYS Senate for the first time in I don't know how long, decades. This election leaves Andy Cuomo in the Governor seat and control of BOTH Houses. Add to this we lost Assembly seats that should have been won, John Faso in NY-19 is one of them. You, the county Chairmen elect the State GOP Leader. You are continuing to support Ed Cox and his record is PATHETIC. As leaders you are called on to move the...
  • 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....
  • Amusing

    11/09/2018 1:53:24 PM PST · by Bitman · 5 replies
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  • 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...
  • Michael Moore says Kamala, Cory Booker won't defeat Trump, urges Dems to nominate Michelle Obama

    11/08/2018 10:23:58 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 8, 2018 | Lukas Mikelionis
    Controversial documentary filmmaker Michael Moore on Wednesday said Democratic Sens. Kamala Harris and Cory Booker would lose against President Trump in the 2020 election, suggesting the party should nominate a “beloved American” like Michelle Obama instead. Moore made the comments on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” following the results of the 2018 midterm elections, where Democrats regained control of the House of Representatives. “I think [Trump] is a tumor on our democracy,” Moore said. “But the tumor shrank last night. He has ripped apart and has taken us to the precipice of whether or not we are going to have the country...
  • 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...
  • Jimmy Dore: Politico Is Warning Dems To "Prepare For Disappointment" As Mueller Probe Winds Down

    11/07/2018 6:39:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October 26, 2018 | Tim Hains
    'The Jimmy Dore Show' talks about the likely possibility that the final report from the Mueller investigation will never be made public, in light of a "public service announcement" from Politico. "Mueller report PSA: Prepare for disappointment," warns Politico's Darren Samuelson. "And be forewarned that the special counsel’s findings may never be made public." "President Donald Trump's critics have spent the past 17 months anticipating what some expect will be among the most thrilling events of their lives: special counsel Robert Mueller’s final report on Russian 2016 election interference. They may be in for a disappointment," Samuelson warned.
  • NBC News Reports: House Ways and Means Committee Intends To Request Trump's Tax Returns

    11/07/2018 6:20:28 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 59 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 11-6-2018 | Ian Schwartz
    Chris Matthews said President Trump's tax returns will be subpoenaed following the news that NBC News called the House for Democrats. (snip) Later in the show, MSNBC host and legal analyst Ari Melber reported sources on the House Ways and Means Committee told him House Democrats would go to court to get the returns if the president doesn't hand them over after a subpoena. "I spoke with the House Ways and Means Committee, breaking news. They do intend to request President Trump's tax returns. That's important because, as you know and as we have reported, this is something that does...
  • What Kind of Democrat Can Beat Trump in 2020?

    11/03/2018 2:17:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 2, 2018 | Frank Bruni
    Corey Lewandowski managed Donald Trump’s presidential campaign for a year, co-wrote a book about it and keeps in close touch with Trump, as we were reminded last month, when The Times reported on a physical altercation between him and John Kelly, the White House chief of staff, just outside the Oval Office. So I figured that his thoughts about the best Democrat to take on Trump in 2020 were as germane as anybody’s. He told me that Mike Bloomberg worried him, because Bloomberg’s personal wealth would spare him the distraction of fund-raising, and that Joe Biden had the right instinct...
  • Beto O’Rourke: Michael Avenatti ‘Does Not Represent’ Democrats

    11/03/2018 1:14:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | November 2, 2018 | Andy Campbell
    Texas Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke doesn’t seem too keen on the tough-guy shtick adopted by some of his fellow Democrats. In an interview with New York Times columnist Frank Bruni, O’Rourke took at shot at celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti, arguing that the attorney, who regularly battles President Donald Trump on Twitter, “does not represent” Democrats. Avenatti is one among a chorus of Democrats who have twisted Michelle Obama’s “When they go low, we go high” credo from the 2016 election in an effort to appear tougher against Trump and the GOP this time around. Avenatti’s version: “When they go low,...
  • POLL: Rick Scott Leads Bill Nelson by Five Points in Contentious Florida U.S. Senate Race

    11/02/2018 6:58:39 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Nov, 2018 | Kyle Morris
    A new poll of 696 active Florida voters shows Republican Rick Scott leading Democrat Bill Nelson by five-points in Florida’s United States Senate race. According to the Vox Populi poll, 48 percent of those surveyed said they will vote for Scott, while 43 percent said they intend to vote for Nelson. Nine percent remain undecided in the poll. When factoring in undecided votes, Scott and Nelson are tied at 50 percent. Scott outperforms Senator Nelson with voters from his own party with 63 percent of Republicans supporting him compared to the 54 percent of Democrats who support Nelson.