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  • How Donald Trump seized the mantle of hope and change

    05/21/2017 10:37:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 22, 2017 | Daniel Allott
    ROBESON COUNTY, N.C. — Looking back, the sign-stealers were a portent of sorts, an early indication that 2016 would be like no election in recent memory. While it is not uncommon for people to steal campaign signs from other people's lawns in the heat of an election campaign, normally people confiscate the signs of candidates they oppose. But something quite different happened in Robeson County, N.C., as Donald Trump started to gain traction in the presidential campaign. As Bo Biggs, treasurer of the county's Republican Party, tells it, "People were stealing [Trump] signs to put them in their own yard."...
  • How Can Democrats Form an Agenda When Trump Looms Over Everything?

    05/21/2017 2:56:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Nation ^ | May 19, 2017 | Robert L. Borosage
    The Center for American Progress, the Democratic establishment’s premier think tank, gathered luminaries and potential 2020 candidates this week for what it billed as an “ideas conference.” Their goal was to focus “not what could have been,” as CAP Vice President Winnie Stachelberg said, but on “new, fresh, bold, provocative ideas that can move us forward.” ADVERTISING In the basement of Georgetown’s Four Seasons Hotel, the posh watering hole for Washington lobbyists, lawyers, and visiting wealth, the conference was at turns a debate about the future, and a demonstration of the difficulty in talking about a positive agenda when Trump...
  • Scandal be damned, Republican base defends besieged Trump

    05/20/2017 11:23:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    Yahoo! 7 News ^ | May 21, 2017 | Michael Mathes, Agence France-Presse
    Altamahaw (United States) (AFP) - While many see Donald Trump's presidency as a slow-motion car crash, the core voters who elected him are standing by their man, shrugging off the scandals and thrilled he is sticking it to Washington's establishment. That was a common view at the auto races at Ace Speedway in rural North Carolina, where America's stock car racing tradition was born. "I think the Democrats are trying to make things hard for him," Robin Hall said as she sat in the grandstands on Friday. The 53-year-old daycare worker dismissed the chaos cascading into the White House in...
  • Pelosi: Trump 'very vulnerable personally' over Comey matter

    05/20/2017 1:28:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    WSAW-TV ^ | May 19, 2017 | The Associated Press
    President Donald Trump has made himself "very vulnerable personally" amid investigations of his campaign ties with Russia, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Friday. She pointed to Trump's reported request to now-fired FBI Director James Comey to lay off an investigation of Michael Flynn, Trump's former national security adviser. "I think the Flynn thing is where the president is very vulnerable personally," Pelosi told The Associated Press in an interview in her office. "If the president in fact asked Comey to let up on ... Flynn -- you don't do that."(continued)
  • Trump isn't getting impeached anytime soon

    05/19/2017 8:33:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 19, 2017 | Casey Given
    President Trump has had a rough week. On Tuesday, The New York Times reported that the president asked former FBI Director James Comey to drop the bureau's investigation of former national security advisor Michael Flynn's alleged ties with Russia. Then, on Wednesday, the Department of Justice appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to take over the investigation of Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential election. With his administration battered by constant scandal, the president is now facing growing talk of impeachment. Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., made headlines on Wednesday for likely being the first Republican...
  • Jeb Bush on Trump: I predicted a chaos president

    05/19/2017 1:45:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | May 19, 2017 | Matt Egan
    Las Vegas (CNN) — Jeb Bush just gave the political equivalent of an "I told you so" to President Donald Trump. "When I ran for office, I said he is a chaos candidate and would be a chaos president," Bush said on Friday. "Unfortunately, so far chaos organizes the presidency right now," he said, speaking at the annual SALT hedge fund conference, which is headlined by bigwigs from the world of politics, finance, sports and entertainment. Bush said it appears the Trump administration is "living in the tyranny of the moment" instead of "executing on a clear agenda."(continued)
  • Huma Abedin Has Reportedly Filed for Divorce from Anthony Weiner

    05/19/2017 1:20:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Marie Claire ^ | May 19, 2017 | Megan Friedman
    After being embroiled in sexting scandals for years—most recently involving a minor—former congressman and New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner was also served divorce papers by his wife, Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin. The New York Post reports that Abedin has filed for divorce in the Manhattan Supreme Court. Abedin has reportedly asked for the case to remain anonymous, and the filing is uncontested, so there will be no fights over custody of their son, 5-year-old Jordan. She had previously filed for separation in August, during Clinton's campaign, after it emerged that Weiner had exchanged lewd images—one that included Jordan...
  • Maxine Waters Predicts Trump Will Lose GOP Support Amid Mounting Scandal

    05/19/2017 10:58:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    NewsOne for Black America ^ | May 18, 2017 | D.L. Chandler
    As scandals continue to mount against Donald Trump, the veteran congressional leader tells Roland Martin that party leaders will have to eventually break ties with the president. Congresswoman Maxine Waters has been one of the leading lawmakers to criticize President Donald Trump‘s actions since he took office in late-January. In a simulcast conversation with Roland Martin and NewsOne Now and the Tom Joyner Morning Show, Waters predicted that the Republican Party won’t be able to support the former business mogul for much longer. Rep. Waters continued her usual stance in pointing out the fallacies of the Trump administration, but it...
  • Ryan: I’m not saying Evan McMullin leaked the audio of our meeting, but …

    05/19/2017 9:41:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 19, 2017 | Ed Morrissey
    Last week, the Washington Post created a 90-minute wonder with a scoop: leaked audio from a meeting of House Republicans supposedly contained an admission from Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy that Vladimir Putin had paid off Donald Trump. It became painfully obvious that McCarthy and several Republicans were joking during this exchange, but at least for a brief period of time, it was hot news. It did leave another question, though — who was the leaker? Hugh Hewitt asked Paul Ryan about the whodunit this morning, and whether he believed the rumor that former Capitol Hill staffer-turned-presidential candidate Evan McMullin engineered...
  • THE DIMMS ARE LOSIN’ IT

    05/19/2017 8:35:56 AM PDT · by MostlyAnti-Lib · 24 replies
    05-19-17 | TEDWINT
    THE DIMMS ARE LOSIN’ IT The efforts of the Democratic Party and their willing accomplices, the Lame Stream Media, to delegitimize and ultimately destroy the presidency of Donald Trump has reached a fever pitch. The front pages of Main Stream Print Media, e.g., The New York Times and Washington Post, have become fictionalized articles of yellow journalism, not worthy of the respect afforded The National Enquirer or True Confessions. Fake news attacks on almost every aspect of The Donald’s Administration that are starting to occur daily, are causing a distraction to the general public and preventing the president from moving...
  • Wisconsin Republicans embrace President Trump at state convention

    05/13/2017 6:56:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    WVLA-TV ^ | May 13, 2017 | The Associated Press
    WISCONSIN DELLS — Wisconsin Republicans repeatedly praised President Donald Trump at their state convention Saturday, a stark contrast to last year when his name was rarely mentioned amid turmoil over his pending nomination. Republicans also focused their attention on helping Gov. Scott Walker and Attorney General Brad Schimel win re-election next year and defeating Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin. The annual GOP convention brought together hundreds of party insiders, activists and officeholders for speeches, awards and socializing....
  • Would Mike Pence Be President If Trump Were Impeached? He's A Conservative Favorite (Idiot alert)

    05/13/2017 2:58:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Bustle ^ | May 13, 2017 | Chris Tognotti
    After a tumultuous week for President Donald Trump, a lot of people are talking impeachment. First, he fired former FBI director James Comey, then admitted he did so while considering the Trump-Russia investigation in a nationally televised interview. Days later, he tweeted the suggestion that he may have secretly recorded a conversation with Comey. With impeachment foremost in many people's minds, you might be wondering what Trump's removal from office would mean for the executive branch. Namely, would Mike Pence become president if Trump were impeached? If you're a Democrat or a progressive dreaming of impeachment, it's worth pumping the...
  • Blue on Blue in Virginia: An unexpected Democratic race

    05/12/2017 8:09:04 AM PDT · by HokieMom · 28 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | MAY 22, 2017 | By ANDREW FERGUSON Ralph Northam, left, and Tom Perriello shake hands after a debate in Richmond
    It wasn't supposed to be this hard. The party elders had got all their Democratic ducks in a row, merrily quacking, to escort Ralph Northam, Virginia's lieutenant governor, to victory in this year's gubernatorial primary on June 13. Both of the commonwealth's United States senators endorsed him. His boss the governor endorsed him, and so did nearly every Democrat in the state legislature. Even the state's hard-charging and ambitious attorney general, his only plausible rival for the Democratic nomination, had been persuaded not to run. The field cleared. Everybody loved old Ralph. And then Tom Perriello showed up. Perriello spent...
  • Running to be town dogcatcher? Try campaigning on Trump

    05/11/2017 5:38:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Witchita Eagle ^ | May 11, 2017 | Alex Roarty, McClatchy DC
    The first TV ad of Bill Peduto’s campaign was a 30-second address made directly to President Donald Trump, criticizing the Republican leader’s rhetoric and proposed budget cuts. But Peduto isn’t running for a seat in the House of Representatives or the Senate. In fact, he’s not seeking federal office of any kind. He’s a mayor, running for re-election in Pittsburgh, and his office has very little to do with the White House. No matter. “Mr. President, if you keep trying to cut health care and after-school programs, even a Patriots fan like you should know that won’t play in Pittsburgh,”...
  • Maxine Waters: I Don't Support Trump Firing Comey, I Would Support Hillary Clinton Firing Comey

    05/11/2017 12:33:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 10, 2017 | Ian Schwartz
    NBC's Peter Alexander grills Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Cali.) for her displeasure at President Trump firing FBI Director James Comey after she had announced in January that he has lost all credibility after attending a classified briefing conducted by the now-former director. In March, Waters issued a press release that read Comey "advanced Russia's misinformation campaign." "I do not necessarily support the president's decision," Waters said. " I think that if the president would have fired him when he first came in, he would not have to be in a position now where he is trying to make up a story...
  • Protesters demand McCain, Flake stand up to Trump

    05/10/2017 10:14:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    KPHO-TV ^ | May 10, 2017 | Jared Dillingham
    PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - A crowd of people lined both sides of Camelback Road Wednesday evening, protesting outside the offices of Arizona Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake. "I don't regularly come to protests, but I hope they pay attention and hear us," Martha McCoy of Mesa said. President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey prompted the protest. "Somebody needs to stand up. If enough people protest, maybe something will be done about this," Larry Brusuelas said. He and the others held signs, demanding an independent prosecutor be appointed to look into possible ties between members of the...
  • GOP Fundraising Appeal: Defend Trump Against Impeachment

    05/10/2017 6:13:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    NewsMax ^ | May 10, 2017 | Jason Devaney
    The National Republican Congressional Committee sent out a fundraising email Wednesday using the potential impeachment of President Donald Trump as motivation to encourage people to donate to the party. According to Politico, the NRCC email read as follows: "BREAKING. House Democrats call for President Trump's impeachment. We MUST protect our president. DEFEND THE PRESIDENT. "Fellow Conservative — Democrats want President Trump impeached — including the DNC Deputy Chair! If Democrats win the House their #1 priority would be to impeach our president. We must protect the House at ALL costs, Fellow Conservative." The email then asked for donations before saying...
  • Warren on Comey firing: We need a special prosecutor who Trump 'can't fire'

    05/09/2017 5:31:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 9, 2017 | Brooke Seipel
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) hit President Trump for his decision to fire FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday, calling on Congress to "get their heads out of the sand" and use a special prosecutor to investigate Trump. Trump made the bombshell announcement on Tuesday afternoon, saying it was based on the recommendation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy, Rod Rosenstein, according to White House press secretary Sean Spicer. Trump argued in a letter to Comey that the FBI needs a new leader so it can restore "pubic trust and confidence." Warren responded to the news, saying, "we need...
  • Krauthammer on Franken’s Russia theory: ‘Who gave him the tinfoil hat?’

    05/08/2017 10:37:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 8, 2017 | Joe Concha
    Fox News’ Charles Krauthammer ripped Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) on Monday for "his tremendously elaborate theory" around Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election, asking "Who gave him the tinfoil hat?" Krauthammer's comments came after Franken presented a lengthy hypothetical to former acting Attorney General Sally Yates around Russian connections to former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and the 18-day delay between when she made the White House aware of Flynn's apparent lie and when he was tendered his resignation....
  • The 43 people who might run against Trump in 2020

    05/08/2017 6:14:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 8, 2017 | Lisa Hagen
    The 2020 presidential election could feature the most crowded Democratic primary in decades, with scores of Democrats rumored as potential contenders. The potential field could see some familiar faces as well as a mix of ambitious senators, governors and House members. But President Trump’s success as an outsider could also embolden more nontraditional candidates from the business and entertainment industries. With no clear leader, the 2020 field should be a change from 2016, when Democrats had a small field of candidates, including front-runner Hillary Clinton. Here are 43 possible candidates who could take on Trump in 2020: Former Vice President...