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  • Jill Stein: I had ‘zero’ relationship to any Trump-Russia collusion

    09/28/2017 2:57:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Metro ^ | September 28, 2017
    The former Green Party presidential candidate explained her presence at a dinner alongside Vladimir Putin and disgraced national security adviser Michael Flynn in Moscow. Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein denied a rumored connection to Russia and Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, brushing off a photo of her at dinner with Putin in 2015. A much-circulated photograph of Stein — criticized for acting as a spoiler to the Democrats during the 2016 election — showed Stein seated at a dinner table at a conference in Moscow, alongside Putin and fired national security adviser Michael Flynn, who left the White House after...
  • Millions of American women disagree with Michelle Obama: Donald Trump is their voice

    09/28/2017 2:01:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Lily ^ | September 28, 2017 | Staff
    The former first lady said women who chose Trump voted ‘against their own voice’ Adapted from a story by The Washington Post’s Eugene Scott. Former first lady Michelle Obama was dispatched by the Hillary Clinton campaign in 2016 to rally female voters. “We need someone who is compassionate . . . someone who will be a role model for our kids. . . . If a [candidate] is erratic, if [they] disrespect our fellow citizens . . . let me tell you, that is who they are,” she said in September 2016. We know what happened next. Millions of women...
  • CBC chair pens letter expressing ‘utter disgust’ in Trump’s handling of race relations

    09/28/2017 1:48:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Raw Story ^ | September 28, 2017 | Elizabeth Preza
    Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA) on Wednesday harshly criticized Donald Trump, writing a letter to express his “utter disgust” with how the president has handled race relations in the United States. In an acerbic letter to Trump, Richmond—who chairs the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC)—slammed the president’s attack on NFL players, his “use of profane, sexually derogatory language in addressing American citizens” and his employment of “racist dog whistles” in everyday speech. “I write today to express my utter disgust with your handling of race relations in America in general and, more specifically, your calculated, divisive response to nationwide demonstrations against police...
  • Democratic Rep: I Hate It When People Say Trump Supporters Are Racist

    09/27/2017 6:22:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Townhall ^ | September 27, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI) has said she feels like she’s an outsider in her own party due to her aversion to play into identity politics, while also noting the underreported empathy problem Democrats are facing. They don’t care about the working class. They haven’t for a long time—and it was simply because, in her opinion, Democrats stopped talking to them. Over time, the insufferable legions of the professional left, urban-based, overly educated, and condescending as hell, took over the party. They don’t care about the economic hardship in rural America. To them, these people are leeches, vestiges of the old...
  • Why The New York Times Should Grapple With Its Coverage of Hillary's Emails (Beyond belief)

    09/27/2017 5:00:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | September 27, 2017 | James Fallows
    This week Jill Abramson, the estimable former executive editor of The New York Times, whom I’ve always admired and never criticized, contended that I had been “stoking” the idea that the NYT had a vendetta against Hillary Clinton. That is false. What I have argued, repeatedly during the campaign and most recently nine days ago in an item about Hillary Clinton’s new book, is that the Times very badly erred in its wild over-coverage of the Clinton email “issue,” and that this distorted coverage was, in turn, one of many factors leading to Donald Trump’s elevation to the presidency. Here’s...
  • Democrats ought to invest in Doug Jones’s campaign against Roy Moore (Laugh your Ossoff)

    09/27/2017 1:52:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Vox ^ | September 26, 2017 | Matthew Yglesias
    Roy Moore is probably going to be the next senator from Alabama, and that’s true no matter what the Democratic Party says or does about it. Alabama is, for starters, Alabama. Jeff Sessions was rejected for a federal judgeship by the United States Senate on the grounds that he was too racist, and a couple of years later, Alabama Republicans nominated him for a Senate seat and he won. There’s no reason at all to think that Moore can’t follow the same trail he’s blazed. Beyond that, America is a much more polarized place that it was in the 1980s....
  • Hillary: Women Who Support Trump Are 'Publicly Disrespecting Themselves'

    09/26/2017 4:54:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 26, 2017 | Tom Knighton
    Is there no end to Hillary Clinton's bitterness over losing the presidential election? I get it, though. I mean, if I just knew I was going to win an election and I didn't, I might be bitter as well. However, when you couple the pure arrogance of just knowing you're going to be president with the narcissism of thinking absolutely nothing about your loss is your fault, you get quite a recipe for just why she lost in the first place. Hillary is continuing her attacks on her opponents, this time focusing on female Trump supporters. Hillary Clinton spoke about...
  • Strange vs. Moore: Which Brand of Trumpism Will Win?

    09/26/2017 4:09:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | September 26, 2017 | Andrew Egger
    Washington stands by to see which brand of Trumpism will carry the day in a Alabama's special election primary between Luther Strange and Roy Moore, a race that has become something of a proxy war for the Republican Party. Polls close at 7 p.m. ET Tuesday and THE WEEKLY STANDARD will be tracking the vote count below, with data provided by DecisionDeskHQ:(CHART-AT-LINK) The race pits the incumbent Strange, a relatively conventional Republican who was appointed to fill Jeff Sessions’s vacated seat in February, against Moore, a religious firebrand who achieved notoriety through his uncompromising social stances as an Alabama judge....
  • Hillary Clinton: Quite Telling That Trump Is Willing To Attack Black Athletes, "Dog Whistle" To Base

    09/26/2017 3:51:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | September 25, 2017 | Ian Schwartz
    Hillary Clinton weighed in on President Trump's controversial comments about NFL players kneeling for the national anthem. Clinton said it is "quite telling" that Trump is "willing to attack black athletes" but not white supremacists, the Klan, or Putin. "He attacks black athletes as he did starting with his rally in Alabama. Continued on Twitter. And he attacks them for protesting peacefully for equality, for standing up for what they believe. And he does it once again to dog whistle to his base and to try to detract attention from other things that are going on. But it's quite telling...
  • Trump's gut knows that America agrees with him on NFL controversy

    09/26/2017 3:14:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    CNN Opinion ^ | September 26, 2017 | Scott Jennings
    If you are upset about President Donald Trump's position on NFL players who kneel during the national anthem -- an opinion he colorfully expressed in a speech in Alabama and in a series of follow-up tweets -- take a deep breath and listen. There's good reason to believe that public opinion is on his side. Understanding this doesn't mean that you are wrong or that your feelings are not valid; it just means that the President has again found a winning cultural issue with which to solidify his standing in Middle America. Last September, Reuters conducted a survey in the...
  • Black lawmaker kneels on House floor in solidarity with athletes

    09/25/2017 11:12:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 25, 2017 | Cristina Marcos
    Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) kneeled on the House floor Monday night to show solidarity with NFL players defying President Trump to protest police brutality. Jackson Lee, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, blasted Trump for attacking NFL players who kneel during the national anthem at games to draw attention to the treatment of African Americans by law enforcement. Then she took a knee herself. "I kneel in honor of them. I kneel in front of the flag and on this floor," Jackson Lee declared. "I kneel in honor of the First Amendment. I kneel because the flag is...
  • Poll: More GOP Voters See Themselves As ‘Trump Supporters’ Rather Than Republicans

    09/25/2017 12:04:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 22, 2017 | Liam Clancy
    An NBC/WSJ poll released Thursday reveals that more Republican voters consider themselves a “supporter of Donald Trump” rather than a “supporter of the Republican Party.” A whopping 58 percent of respondents indicated they considered themselves Trump supporters, while only 38 percent indicated they considered themselves supporters of the Republican party. 2 percent see themselves as both, while 1 percent said they were neither. The poll further reveals a split within the Republican party, as Trump supporters hold a far less positive opinions of many GOP politicians. For example, only 13 percent of Trump supporters view Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell...
  • Anthony Weiner Cries Because There’s Nothing Left For Him To Do

    09/25/2017 11:40:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Above The Law ^ | September 25, 2017 | Elie Mystal
    Weiner cannot be incarcerated for long enough to punish him for what he's done. Former Congressman Anthony Weiner (D – HELL), was sentenced to 21 months in prison for sexting an underage teen and asking her to perform sexual acts on Skype and Snapchat. The New York Daily News published a fairly arresting courtroom sketch of his sentencing: While “crying and grabbing tissue after tissue,” Weiner asked for probation for his crimes. From the NYDN: “I victimized a young person who deserved better,” Weiner said in court. “I am not asking that I be trusted … I ask you for...
  • Trump phones 'Rick & Bubba,' calls Roy Moore 'Ray' as he stumps for Strange

    09/25/2017 10:20:53 AM PDT · by The Numbers · 22 replies
    AL.com ^ | Sep 25 | Leada Gore
    A primary win by "Ray" Moore would open Alabama's U.S. Senate seat to Democrats, President Donald Trump told radio-hosts "Rick and Bubba" this morning. Trump called the popular syndicated radio show on Monday, just days after appearing at a Huntsville, Alabama rally for Republican Senate candidate Luther Strange. "Luther Strange is going to be a great Senator," Trump said. "He loves Alabama, he loves the state and he loves the country. He will absolutely win against the Democrat. Ray will have a hard time. If Luther wins, the Democrats will hardly fight. If Ray wins (Democrats) will pour in $30...
  • UNREAL. NFL Players Stand for “God Save the Queen” and Kneel for US National Anthem in London

    09/25/2017 3:10:40 AM PDT · by ncalburt · 42 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 9-24-2017? | Cristina Laila
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/09/unreal-nfl-players-stand-god-save-queen-kneel-us-national-anthem-london/
  • Bill Clinton's pollster doesn't think much of the race Hillary Clinton ran

    09/24/2017 7:10:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | September 23, 2017 | Chris Cillizza, Editor-at-large
    Everyone seems to have a strong opinion about why Hillary Clinton lost. Clinton herself -- as explained in her new memoir "What Happened" -- puts blame on her campaign, the news media, former FBI director James Comey and WikiLeaks. Donald Trump tweeted this morning that "Crooked Hillary" was simply a "bad candidate." And now Stan Greenberg, the man who served as the lead pollster for Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign (and Al Gore's 2000 campaign) has written a long essay titled "How She Lost" that slams Clinton (and her campaign) for a series of messaging, tactical and broader strategic errors....
  • GOP bill will offer Dreamers citizenship after ‘extreme vetting’

    09/24/2017 5:25:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Ledger-Enquirer ^ | September 24, 2017 | Franco Ordoñez and Brian Murphy
    Sen. Thom Tillis will introduce his “conservative Dream Act” on Monday that would provide a pathway to citizenship for as many as 2.5 million young undocumented immigrants, but one that is long and involves “extreme vetting.” The North Carolina Republican and cosponsor James Lankford, an Oklahoma Republican, will pitch the plan as “merit-based” relief that must be earned — and, critically, not “amnesty,” according to Republican talking points obtained by McClatchy. But unlike other merit-based immigration proposals that limit new immigrants from entering the country based on their job skills, this proposal would limit who can remain in the country...
  • Clinton: Some women 'disrespected themselves' at Trump campaign rallies

    09/24/2017 5:11:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 23, 2017 | Julia Manchester
    Hillary Clinton said Saturday that some women are "publicly disrespecting themselves" in their support of President Trump. "When I see women doing that, I think why are they publicly disrespecting themselves? Why are they opening the door to have someone say that about them in their workplace? In a community setting? Do they not see the connection there?" Clinton told MSNBC's Joy Reid on "AM Joy." Clinton made the comments when asked about pro-Trump women who wear profane t-shirts "that used the b-word, the c-word about you." "And I think that's one of the problems with sexism. We had such...
  • Trump Could Win Even If He Loses in Alabama

    09/24/2017 3:06:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 24, 2017 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Alabama Republicans have a choice between a Trump-like outsider and a Trump-backed insider Tuesday in a closely watched Senate GOP runoff that has the potential to wreak havoc on the Senate Republicans’ narrow majority. In a fitting conclusion to a sometimes nasty battle, supporters of GOP establishment-backed interim Sen. Luther Strange, R-Ala., are expected to rally on the eve of the election with Vice President Mike Pence. On the other side of the state, backers of insurgent candidate Roy Moore will stump with Trump’s former chief strategist, Steve Bannon, and controversial "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson. Trump...
  • Schumer tells crowd Trump’s ‘d---ed wall’ doesn’t represent US

    09/24/2017 2:25:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 24, 2017 | Olivia Beavers
    Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Saturday declared that the Statue of Liberty will continue to stand as the nation's iconic symbol of American immigration, "not that damned wall." "We are going to continue to have the Statue of Liberty be our symbol, not that damned wall," the Democratic lawmaker said during the Global Citizen Festival in New York City, seemingly referring to President Trump's proposed border wall. During the event, Schumer stressed that the importance of protecting foreign aid funding after Trump proposed a 30 percent cut to the foreign assistance package in his fiscal year 2018 budget. "We welcome...