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  • White House greets 2020 challenge from Hillary as 'Christmas coming early' after former adviser..

    10/19/2018 5:36:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | October 19, 2018 | Francesca Chambers, White House correspondent
    • A Hillary Clinton insider says she could challenge Donald Trump again • It’s somewhere between highly unlikely and zero - but it’s not zero' • Neither Clinton nor her spokesman have commented on the possibility • White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders responded in a mocking tweet that said: 'Christmas coming early this year?' • Trump loves to relive his race against Clinton at his rallies, where supporters still chant 'Lock her up' • He went on the attack against Clinton earlier this month as out of touch....
  • How Do You Solve a Problem Like Hillary?

    10/19/2018 3:57:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Politico Magazine ^ | October 19, 2018 | Annie Karni
    In recent months, some reporters who cover the Trump White House have received phone calls from the last person they would expect: Hillary Clinton. The 2016 Democratic nominee has been rethinking her relationship with the press, among the many things she has been turning over—and over—in her head, acknowledging that her grouchy relationship with journalists was a problem. Now, she’s curious about the reporters covering Trump and has been putting out the occasional feeler. After President Donald Trump chastised ABC News’ Cecilia Vega at a news conference in the Rose Garden on Oct. 2—“I know you’re not thinking, you never...
  • How the Anti-Trump Resistance Is Organizing Its Outrage

    10/19/2018 3:26:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | October 18, 2018 | Charlotte Alter
    Carolyn Eberly is an unlikely warrior. A former chemist from Waxhaw, N.C., she works at the local library, plays volleyball and wears her blond hair pulled back in a big clip. Her husband has always followed politics, but Eberly used to steer away from it in polite conversation. She voted, but not much else. Then came President Donald Trump’s election. “I felt sick to my stomach,” says Eberly, 51. She found herself at the Women’s March in Charlotte, then at rallies for immigrants, then staying up all night reading news articles posted in Facebook groups. She began to feel uncomfortable...
  • Election Countdown: Small-donor donations explode | Russian woman charged with midterm interference

    10/19/2018 2:56:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 19, 2018 | Lisa Hagen and Max Greenwood
    Small-dollar donors are playing an increasingly prominent role in bankrolling campaigns. Right now, Democratic candidates running for seats in the House and Senate appear to be reaping the biggest rewards from low-dollar donations. For example, In the race for Wisconsin's 1st congressional district, 43 percent of the individual contributions brought in by Democrat Randy Bryce between July 26 and Sept. 30 came from donations of $200 or less, his most recent FEC filings show. Meanwhile, only 17 percent of the individual contributions to his Republican opponent, Bryan Steil, were from small donors. More than 70 Democratic challengers in some of...
  • “You Can’t Out-Trump Trump”: Elizabeth Warren Shows Democrats How to Lose in 2020

    10/19/2018 4:02:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Vanity Fair | October 17, 2018 | Peter Hamby
    Link only due to copyright issues: https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/10/elizabeth-warren-shows-democrats-how-to-lose-in-2020
  • 'Kavanaugh Effect' Is Making Republicans More Popular Among Women: Lara Trump

    10/19/2018 3:02:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Newsweek ^ | October 19, 2018 | Ewan Palmer
    Lara Trump, daughter-in-law to Donald Trump by marriage to his youngest son, Eric Trump, has said recent furor surrounding Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation as a Supreme Court justice is spurring women on to vote for Republican candidates in the upcoming midterm elections. Speaking on Fox News @ Night on Wednesday, she said women will not be put off by the assault allegations against Kavanaugh or continuous criticism of the president's misogyny despite recent polls suggestions the GOP are losing support from women. Kavanaugh faced a series of sexual misconduct allegations during the Supreme Court justice nomination process, including claims he sexually...
  • 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...
  • President Trump supporters lining up early for Missoula rally (Montana)

    10/18/2018 8:48:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    KBZK-TV ^ | October 18, 2018 | Staff
    MISSOULA, Mont. – Supporters of President Donald Trump lined up early this morning for a chance to catch the president’s rally for candidate Matt Rosendale in Missoula. We’ll have coverage of tonight’s rally throughout the day and evening. Tune in at 5:30 and 10 p.m. for the latest updates and coverage. (VIDEOS-AT-LINK)
  • 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...
  • Trump's win shredded the election playbook. What will that mean for the midterms?

    10/16/2018 10:53:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | October 17, 2018 | Gary Younge in Racine, Wisconsin
    Roughly 10 days before the 2016 presidential election one of America’s largest unions sent a bus of volunteers from Iowa, where Hillary Clinton looked sure to lose, to Michigan, where union leaders heard she was in trouble. They called Clinton’s team to tell them what they were doing only to receive a stern rebuke. Turn the bus around they were told. Michigan is safe. Trump won Michigan by 10,704 votes – or .23%. The 2016 presidential election shredded the old rule book on how American elections are fought and won. Now three weeks before the midterm elections, when all of...
  • For women, Clinton is a bigger disappointment than Trump

    10/16/2018 2:33:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    CNN Opinion ^ | October 16, 2018 | Holly Thomas
    Since the explosion of #MeToo in October 2017, many of us have become jaded to the stock responses we can often expect from certain figures to stories of sexual harassment and abuse. At a rally in Pennsylvania last week, for example, President Trump once again mocked the movement, claiming he "wasn't allowed" to use certain expressions anymore, and laughing when a member of the crowd urged him to "do it anyway." It is galling in another way, however, to hear #MeToo undermined from an unexpected quarter -- as it was a few days ago by Trump's 2016 opponent, Hillary Clinton....
  • Trump's "Pocahontas" power play

    10/16/2018 1:43:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Axios ^ | October 16, 2018 | Jonathan Swan
    President Trump loves nothing more than when his opponents try to litigate his insults, as Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is trying to do with "Pocahontas," a staple riff at his rallies. The big picture: Trump's never more comfortable than on this terrain, and "Pocahontas" is one of his all-time favorites, according to aides. • But he also is especially proud of "Da Nang Dick" Blumenthal, for the exaggerated military record of the Democratic senator from Connecticut. • Trump also regularly hits "Sleepy Joe" Biden these days. • In Trump’s mind, his 2016 nicknames weren’t a sideshow, but were one of...
  • Trump tops $100 million raised for his 2020 re-election campaign

    10/16/2018 1:03:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 16, 2018 | Ben Kamisar
    President Donald Trump has raised more than $100 million toward his re-election bid, a staggering sum more than two years before the 2020 presidential election. The president's fundraising total, which includes his official campaign and two other joint accounts, raised about $18 million between July and September. That brings his fundraising total since January 2017 above the $100 million mark. And he closed September with almost $47 million in the bank. The latest numbers, filed with the Federal Election Commission on Monday's quarterly fundraising deadline, provide a glimpse into how Trump is stockpiling money for his re-election bid at a...
  • On this date in 1859

    10/16/2018 6:41:01 AM PDT · by Bull Snipe · 43 replies
    Abolitionist John Brown, leading a force of about 20 men, captures the U.S. Government arsenal at Harpers Ferry, VA. By the 18th, most of Brown's men will be dead, He and a few others are captured by U.S. Marines under the command of LTCOL. R.E. Lee. Brown will be tried for treason by the state of Virginia and hanged.
  • Kavanaugh has helped GOP ahead of midterms, says Republican strategist

    10/16/2018 4:20:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 15, 2017 | Julia Manchester
    Republican strategist Patrick Ruffini said Monday that Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings gave the GOP a much-needed boost ahead of November's midterm elections by taking the focus off of President Trump. "I think what was interesting with the few weeks we've gone through with the Brett Kavanaugh nomination is that for a long period of time, it wasn't about [Trump] exclusively," Ruffini, co-founder of Echelon Insights, told Hill.TV's Joe Concha on "What America's Thinking." "That has helped Republicans, right? I think the fact that ... we have moved from an issue — Trump has been an issue that has almost,...
  • Warren accuses Trump of ‘creepy’ comments about her DNA test

    10/16/2018 1:00:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    WTOP-TV ^ | October 16, 2018 | Darlene Superville, The Associated Press
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren suggested President Donald Trump’s comment about him personally administering a DNA test to her to prove her Native American heritage is “creepy.” She tweeted Monday that the president makes “creepy physical threats” about women who scare him, including her. “He’s trying to do what he always does to women who scare him: call us names, attack us personally, shrink us down to feel better about himself,” the Massachusetts Democrat responded on Twitter after Trump made the comment during an appearance in Georgia. “It may soothe his ego – but it won’t work.”(continued)
  • Warren takes aim at Dems' dilemma: How to run against Trump

    10/15/2018 11:36:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    WTHI-TV ^ | October 16, 2018 | CNN Wire
    Elizabeth Warren's DNA test identifying her distant Native American ancestry is at its root a first stab at a question all 2020 Democratic hopefuls must answer: How do they run against a foe as menacing as Donald Trump? It is a mark of how the President has dragged campaign politics into a surreal era that what was seen as a de-facto declaration of a coming White House bid by a major rival involved an investigation into her own genetic make-up. The President has long mocked Warren for claiming she has a Native American connection and said he would love to...
  • Updates on Mid-term elections

    10/15/2018 7:33:55 AM PDT · by LS · 50 replies
    self | 10/'15/2018 | LS
    Just a few observations that I see few people out there making. 1. Keep in mind that virtually ALL absentee ballots that are arriving now were MAILED on or about the time of the Judge K hearings & almost certainly will reflect that outrage. 2. I am hearing rumblings---can't put much solid behind it---that DemoKKKrats are really, really getting worried. At every level. In AZ, Enema has just imploded with one scandal after another, in NV Heller has built his lead, in ND, MO, TX, and TN, the Rs have settled into solid leads (and no, Betamale has NEVER, EVER...