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  • Trump Wild Cards: Lieberman Touted for State, Cruz for Supreme Court

    12/05/2016 10:29:05 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    NewsMax ^ | December 5, 2016 | Mark Swanson
    At the risk of "offending" the millions of people who supported and fought for him, Donald Trump should drop Mitt Romney from consideration for Secretary of State, best-selling author and radio host Wayne Allyn Root wrote for Townhall. He added, there are two darkhorse names the President-elect should consider for his administration: Joe Lieberman and Ted Cruz. Root, an early supporter of Trump's, makes the case for Cruz for the Supreme Court vacancy, and offers up 5 reasons why Lieberman would be a solid choice for Secretary of State: •Expand the GOP tent looking ahead to 2020. •Expand the tent...
  • The Latest: Stein explains recount push outside Trump Tower

    12/05/2016 10:09:52 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    WAFF-TV ^ | December 5, 2016 | The Associated Press
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Latest on the presidential recount efforts in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin (all times local): 12 p.m. Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein says her efforts to force recounts in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin are "about ensuring that all votes are counted and that voters can trust the system." Stein made the comments Monday outside of Trump Tower in New York City. The news conference had a circus-like atmosphere, as some of President-elect Donald Trump's supporters heckled Stein...
  • Without Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton might have lost Virginia as well

    12/04/2016 7:31:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Washington Post's Monkey Cage ^ | November 17, 2016 | Boris Heersink and Brenton Peterson
    In last week’s presidential election, Hillary Clinton lost nearly all the swing states. However, Clinton managed to cling to Virginia — the home state of her running mate, Sen. Tim Kaine (D). Did Kaine’s presence on the ticket help save Virginia for the Democrats? We believe it did. Some political science research argues that vice-presidential candidates do not significantly impact the vote — even in their home state. In contrast, our research shows that VP candidates add an average of nearly 3 percentage points to their ticket’s vote in their home states. Our research relies on a new approach to...
  • Trump could help Republicans pick up two more Senate seats

    12/04/2016 6:36:38 PM PST · by ChessExpert · 58 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 4th, 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    There is a reasonable chance that two more Democrat Senate seats could be lost to the GOP when the next Congress convenes.
  • From Obama to Trump: Four southeastern CT towns switch from blue to red in 2016

    12/03/2016 6:52:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Day ^ | December 3, 2016 | Martha Shanahan
    In 2012, voters across the region liked what they saw in Barack Obama. The president won the popular vote in 24 of the 25 towns in New London County in his bid for re-election, mirroring the support he got in Connecticut and across the country. Four years later, four of those towns had had enough. In Ledyard, Montville, North Stonington and Salem, turnout went up, support for Democrats went down and Donald Trump won hundreds more votes in each town than both Mitt Romney in 2012 and Trump's rival in 2016, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. They're not alone — 40...
  • The Election Is Really, Really Over Now — And Donald Trump Is The Winner

    12/03/2016 5:46:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Buzz Feed News ^ | December 3, 2016 | Chris Geidner
    Pennsylvania court on Saturday accepted the Green Party’s request to end its case seeking a statewide recount — a move that ends any remaining doubt, however slight, about whether Donald Trump is the victor in the 2016 presidential race. Most — including Hillary Clinton’s campaign — expected Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein’s recount efforts in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin not to change the result in any of those states. The reality, however, was that the election results would not have changed unless the recounts shifted the states to Clinton in all of those states. With Pennsylvania off the table,...
  • Green Party drops recount case in Pennsylvania

    12/03/2016 4:18:36 PM PST · by entropy12 · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/03/16 07:07 PM EST | PAULINA FIROZI
    he Green Party is dropping its lawsuit to request a statewide recount of the election results in Pennsylvania. The Associated Press reported on Saturday that the party said it could not come up with a $1 million bond payment required by the court by Monday, when a hearing was scheduled. A court order filed Saturday called the matter "closed" after it said that petitioners had filed to withdraw the case. The Green Party had questioned whether voting machines had been hacked or manipulated
  • Green Party candidate to hold rally outside Trump Tower amid recounts

    12/03/2016 3:49:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Iranian Press TV ^ | December 3, 2016
    Green Party candidate Jill Stein is set to hold a rally along with her supporters in front of the Trump Tower in New York on Monday. Stein, who has initiated the process of vote recounts in the states of Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania following the 2016 presidential election, made the announcement on Saturday. GOP nominee Donald Trump won presidency on November 8 by flipping the three traditionally blue states, triggering calls for a recount pursued not by Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton but by Stein. Trump has vowed to block the efforts by having his lawyer file lawsuits against the move....
  • Ballot recount on hold after objection filed by Republican Party (Michigan)

    12/03/2016 3:15:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Petoskey News-Review ^ | December 2, 2016 | Matt Mikus
    County clerks across the state were preparing to start a recount on Friday of the ballots casted in Michigan for the President of the United States. But the count may wait to begin until Tuesday, if it happens at all. After a recount request was filed by Green Party candidate Jill Stein on Wednesday, representatives of the campaign for President-Elect Donald Trump filed an objection to the recount Thursday afternoon, according to a press release from the Michigan Secretary of State office. Michigan Republican Party spokesperson Sarah Anderson confirmed that the party planned to file an objection to the recount...
  • Clinton’s Asian American snub could have cost her Michigan

    12/02/2016 7:19:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Asia Times ^ | December 3, 2016 | Doug Tsuruoka|
    The almost razor-thin margins in battleground states that elected Donald Trump as the next US president have some observers wondering if Asian American voters might have helped to tip the balance for Hillary Clinton if events had taken a slightly different turn. Nowhere is this more apparent than in Michigan, where on November 28, the state’s election board certified Trump as the winner almost three weeks after the contest by two-tenths of a percentage point, or 47.6% to 47.4%. The margin of 10,704 votes was the closest in Michigan history. Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein is pressing for yet...
  • Trump returning to Iowa as president-elect

    12/02/2016 6:47:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Globe Gazette ^ | December 2, 2016 | Erin Murphy
    DES MOINES — President-elect Donald Trump’s victory tour includes a scheduled stop in Iowa. Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence are scheduled to hold a rally Thursday at the Iowa Events Center in downtown Des Moines, the Trump campaign confirmed Friday. Trump has been visiting various cities to celebrate his election victory and rally supporters across the country. He started the tour this week in Cincinnati and has another scheduled stop in North Carolina. Trump won Iowa by nearly 10 percentage points en route to his Nov. 8 election victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton. Back in February, Trump finished second...
  • Berks certifies election results; 'We're done' (Pennsylvania)

    12/02/2016 12:29:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    WFMZ-TV ^ | December 1, 2016 | Alexandra Hogan
    READING, Pa. - Results of the November 8 election are being recounted in Wisconsin, a movement led by Green Party candidate Jill Stein. Stein has questioned the integrity of votes cast in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan, but she hasn't presented any proof of wrongdoing. She's already raised more than $5 million for the recount. Election officials in Berks County moved forward Thursday and certified the votes that were cast in the election. "The election results are the election results," said Berks County Commissioner Kevin Barnhardt. Not everyone, however, is ready to accept them. "With the recount being done now, and...
  • Trump and Clinton campaign managers clashed angrily, compared war stories at Harvard conference

    12/01/2016 7:58:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    PBS Newshour ^ | December 1, 2016 | John Yang and James Blue
    CAMBRIDGE, MA — Would a fourth presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton closer to Election Day have changed the outcome? Clinton communications director Jennifer Palmieri thinks so — and she regrets not asking for one. Palmieri said Clinton did best directly comparing herself with now President-elect Trump. “It was Hillary unfiltered and the clarity of the choice,” she said. If she had asked, the Trump campaign would have agreed — and it wouldn’t have changed anything, said Trump’s deputy campaign manager David Bossie. After a shaky first debate, he said, Mr. Trump only got better and needed less...
  • 'Mnuchin played key role in Aab Ki baar Trump Sarkar campaign' (1.7 million more votes)

    12/01/2016 11:54:27 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Business Standard ^ | December 1, 2016 | The Press Trust of India
    Steven Mnuchin, US President- elect Donald Trump's pick for Treasury Secretary, played a key role in organising the 'Aab Ki baar Trump Sarkar' ad campaign close to the election, a Republican Hindu organisation said. Indian-American Shalabh Kumar, founder and president of the Republican Hindu Coalition (RHC), met with Trump in July at the residence of Mnuchin in Southampton, New York where he discussed his vision for the campaign. "Trump agreed to participate," RHC said in a statement. Kumar, who played a leading role in mobilising Hindus for Trump has been appointed to the Transition Finance and Inauguration teams, the media...
  • Donald Trump Expected to Contest Michigan Vote Recount

    12/01/2016 11:27:31 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Patch ^ | December 1, 2016 | Beth Dalbey
    President-elect Donald J. Trump is expected to officially object Thursday to Green Party candidate Jill Stein’s request for a laborious hand-recount of the state’s nearly 4.8 million ballots. Trump was declared the winner of the state’s 16 electoral votes by a margin of 10,704 votes on Monday. Fred Woodhams, a spokesman for the Michigan Secretary of State Office, said the objection would be filed by the end of day Thursday. Stein filed her recount request Wednesday, along with a check for $973,250 to cover the costs to recount ballots in Michigan’s 6,300 precincts. Secretary of State Ruth Johnson said Wednesday...
  • Get Ready: Hillary rumored to be considering another go at the White House in 2020

    11/30/2016 10:23:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 132 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | November 29, 2016 | Cassy Fiano
    Since Hillary Clinton was defeated in her second run for the presidency, many have assumed that she’ll finally be going away for good. If they think that, though, then they don’t know the Clintons. Not only is Hillary not leaving the public eye, she’s already considering another run for the White House in 2020… or so the rumors go. Sources say that Hillary’s recount efforts are just part of her long-term plan to run again in four years. And the person floating this idea is Ron Fournier, member of the White House Press Corps. (TWEETS-AT-LINK) Does Hillary think that she...
  • Lindsey Graham Working on Bill to Protect Dreamers if Trump Revokes Obama Executive Actions

    11/30/2016 5:09:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    Mediaite ^ | November 30, 2016 | Justin Baragona
    President-elect Donald Trump ran on a platform of being extremely tough on immigration. One of his vows to voters was that he’d get rid of President Barack Obama’s executive actions, which could include those that provided protections to young undocumented immigrants from being deported. One Republican lawmaker and Trump critic is now prepping legislation that would keep those protections in place in case Trump moves forward with his pledge. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has said he is working with both Democrats and Republicans in order to protect immigrants, known as Dreamers, who willingly came forward to give their information in...
  • Jill Stein officially requests Michigan recount by hand

    11/30/2016 1:22:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Global News ^ | November 30, 2016 | David Eggert, The Associated Press
    LANSING, Mich. – Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein on Wednesday requested a full hand recount of Michigan’s presidential vote, making it the third state where she’s asked for another look at a race narrowly won by Republican Donald Trump. Stein had previously requested recounts of the presidential votes in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. President-elect Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton by 10,704 votes out of nearly 4.8 million ballots cast in Michigan, but Stein alleges that irregularities and the possibility that vote scanning devices could have been hacked call the results into question....
  • Obama: Trump had a 20 percent chance of winning

    11/30/2016 12:45:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 29, 2016 | Jordan Fabian
    President Obama says he wasn’t all that surprised by Donald Trump’s upset victory in the presidential election. “So I think the odds of Donald Trump winning were always around 20 percent,” Obama said in a Rolling Stone interview published Tuesday. “That [doesn't] seem like a lot, but one out of five is not that unusual. It's not a miracle." Obama spoke to the magazine’s publisher, Jann Wenner, the day after Election Day, when the level of shock at the White House seemed very high. Dozens of stunned staffers, many of whom had tears in their eyes, stood in the Rose...
  • (November 2, 2016 Redux) Coverup Clinton Foundation Fails to Disclose Latest Donor Report, Tax Retu

    11/29/2016 9:36:22 PM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 5 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 2, 2016 | Richard Pollock
    Clinton Foundation officials have yet to disclose the charity’s third quarter 2016 donors — which ended September 30 — thus insuring voters won’t know who contributed in the final months leading up to the Nov. 8 presidential election. Also late is the 2015 990 tax return for the former president’s charity. The Clinton Foundation pledges on its website that “for maximum transparency … we update our donor web-page each quarter that we receive the contributions.” But officials there have yet to post the latest quarterly donor report and they’ve offered no explanation. The third quarter period is from July 1...
  • MI certifies Trump's win, Stein sticks to recount plans in WI, PA but nothing will change

    11/29/2016 12:38:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Merco Press ^ | November 29, 2016
    Electoral officials for the state of Michigan certified Monday that Donald Trump won by 10,704 votes out of nearly 4.8 million to claim all of its 16 electoral votes. Green Party nominnee Jill Stein said she would continue with her petitions for vote recounts in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, although it would have taken a reversal in all three states for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton to reach the presidency. Questions raise as to how Stein got so quickly all her new funding, which largely surpasses her total campaign expenditures. There are leads pointing at billionaire George Soros. Although Donald Trump's victory...
  • The Latest: Former VP Dan Quayle visits Trump Tower

    11/29/2016 12:25:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies
    WBRC-TV ^ | November 29, 2016 | The Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) - The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump and his administration (all times EST): 2:17 p.m. Former Vice President Dan Quayle is among those visiting Trump Tower on Tuesday. Quayle entered the Manhattan high-rise that's home to President-elect Donald Trump accompanied by Kellyanne Conway, a top adviser to the incoming commander in chief....
  • Trump has already defeated the news media. And it’s unclear what we can do about it.

    11/29/2016 11:45:02 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    The Washington Post's The Plum Line ^ | November 28, 2016 | Paul Waldman
    Donald Trump is either a mad genius who has cracked the media code in a way no politician before him was able to do, or he’s a kind of political Mr. Magoo, stumbling randomly about yet achieving one success after another. We may never know which it is. But if we’re going to maintain our democracy, we have to figure out how to deal with the way Trump successfully manipulates the media. Perhaps, as some have suggested, Trump tweeted his ridiculous lie about millions of fraudulent votes on Sunday in order to distract people from this lengthy investigation in the...
  • Election officials not seeing Jill Stein's recount volunteers in Pennsylvania

    11/28/2016 6:34:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Patriot News ^ | November 28, 2016 | Christian Alexandersen
    Green Party's Jill Stein needed thousands of volunteers to help with a voter-initiated recount of Pennsylvania's election results. But, officials are not seeing it. In a video Sunday, Stein asked volunteers to print, complete and get notarized affidavits in an attempt to force an election recount in Pennsylvania. Election officials from around the state said they had received some calls about affidavits but not the thousands Stein needs. While Stein said volunteers were needed to submit their documentation by Monday, Wanda Murren, spokeswoman for the Pennsylvania Department of State, has said the deadline for a voter-initiated recount was Nov. 21....
  • How the Pennsylvania recount is going so far in Philly (not good)

    11/28/2016 5:01:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    Billy Penn ^ | November 28, 2016 | Anna Orso
    Updated 5:30 p.m. — As of close of business on Monday, the Philadelphia Board of Elections had received petitions from 74 (out of more than 1,600) divisions. Updated 3:45 p.m. — Jill Stein officially filed a lawsuit in a bid to force all of Pennsylvania’s votes to be recounted. Jill Stein’s effort to recount presidential votes in three swing states already appears to be sputtering in Philadelphia. While Stein, a former presidential candidate, has raised millions of dollars and filed for a recount in Wisconsin, the process in Pennsylvania is much more complicated. Candidates cannot file for a recount themselves....
  • It's Official: Donald Trump Wins Michigan; President-Elect Could Fight Recount

    11/28/2016 11:48:45 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Patch ^ | November 28, 2016 | Beth Dalbey
    Updated. President-elect Donald Trump, who was certified Monday as the winner of Michigan's 16 electoral votes, could contest a request for a recount of Michigan's nearly 4.8 million votes in the Nov. 8 general election. If he does, he could stretch the latest drama in a stunning election cycle well into December and close to the Electoral College vote. In the certified results, Trump led Michigan by 10,704 votes — 2,279,543 compared with 2,268,839 for Clinton. Trump hasn't said that he will take the step of contesting the recount, but he has been critical of the effort by Green Party...
  • The race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination is now open

    11/27/2016 8:55:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    The Washington Post's Politics ^ | November 27, 2016 | Chris Cillizza
    By Election Day, ambitious Democrats had already resigned themselves to an eight-year wait for their chance in the national spotlight. Hillary Clinton was an overwhelming favorite against Donald Trump and, assuming she won, running a primary challenge against her in four years would be a fool’s errand. Then Clinton lost. Although this most stunning upset in modern presidential history has produced (and will produce) a thousand aftershocks, one of the most unlikely and important is that the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020 is now open. That opening is made all the more remarkable by the fact that there is simply...
  • 2016 Recount: Stein Cannot File Direct Request For Recount In Pennsylvania, Must Take It To Court

    11/27/2016 7:35:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | November 26, 2016 | Tara West, The Inquisitr
    Jill Stein posted to her Jill2016 website that she had raised enough money to “file” for a recount in Pennsylvania. However, the Green Party candidate left out some key details about the filing of recounts in Pennsylvania that many of her supporters likely would have wanted to know before donating. For example, candidates cannot file a direct request for a recount in the state and instead must appeal the election in court. (TWEET-AT-LINK) According to the Recount 2016 initiative and donation page posted by failed Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein, the Stein/Baraka Green Party Campaign launched an effort to...
  • Barack Obama could run for Congress in 2018 — and he might be the Democrats' best hope

    11/27/2016 6:44:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    Business Insider ^ | November 26, 2016 | Ben Mathis-Lilley, Slate
    Ohio congressman Tim Ryan is campaigning to replace Nancy Pelosi as the House minority leader. In an interview with the Washington Post, he argued that Democrats need a strategy for appealing to voters that doesn't rely on President Obama's personal popularity. “If we don’t have Barack Obama at the top of the ticket, we can’t win elections. That is an unsustainable model. He can’t run again, so it’s not even like we can say, well, every four years we’ll win.” Indeed, Barack Obama can't run again ... OR CAN HE??? Such is the question posed by this Change.org petition, which...
  • Trump claims ‘serious voter fraud’ in 3 states

    11/27/2016 5:39:03 PM PST · by entropy12 · 106 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/27/16 | CYRA MASTER
    President-elect Donald Trump alleged Sunday evening that there were “serious voter fraud” issues in three states during the election, calling out results from Virginia, New Hampshire and California.
  • Trump's secret supports come clean now that the election is over

    11/26/2016 6:22:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    News Chief ^ | November 26, 2016 | James Rosen McClatchy Washington Bureau
    ORLANDO — Along the Interstate 4 corridor in the heart of Florida, the biggest swing region in the nation's biggest swing state, Donald Trump had a lot of backers. Many of them kept their enthusiasm to themselves. "I was guarded," Carol Foushi, a retired nurse, told a McClatchy reporter at the Millenia Mall in Orlando, a few miles from her home near Disney World. "People were passionate. They wanted Hillary; they wanted the first woman president. It was more for historic than for personal reasons." Her husband, John Foushi, used gallows humor in explaining his vote for the New York...
  • Jill Stein a Clinton Pawn in Push for Recount?

    11/25/2016 10:37:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Fox Business News ^ | November 25, 2016 | Matthew Wisner
    Former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein has raised nearly $5 million to fund efforts to push for a recount in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. This has led to speculation over what Stein hopes to gain from a potential recount or if she is being used by billionaire investor George Soros or Bill and Hillary Clinton. ‘Stacy on the Right’ Show Host Stacy Washington weighed in on the potential factors driving the push for a recount. “I saw something interesting this morning on ‘The Hill’ by writer Mary Chastain and she talked about the big deal with Donald Trump saying...
  • Something Feels Really Off About Jill Stein's Recount Effort

    11/25/2016 9:14:46 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Pajiba ^ | November 25, 2016 | Dustin Rowles
    Hillary Clinton’s lead in the popular vote has increased now to 2.1 million votes and counting. She has received more votes than any other white or female candidate in the history of the United States. Indeed, Donald Trump may have garnered more votes than any other Republican in history, but he’s getting trounced in the popular vote. By the time counting has finished, Clinton’s 2+ million vote lead over Donald Trump will be a bigger vote lead than 28 eventual Presidents had over their opponents. It’s not exactly a landslide (Obama beat McCain by 9 million votes, and Romney by...
  • The numbers are in: Trump wins Michigan by 10,704

    11/23/2016 3:01:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 93 replies
    The Detroit Free Press | November 23, 2016 | Kathleen Gray, Lansing Bureau
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.freep.com/story/news/politics/2016/11/23/donald-trump-wins-michigan-votes/94360852/
  • Joe Scarborough argues Trump will benefit from low expectations: 'Obama came in as black Jesus'

    11/23/2016 8:54:15 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Business Insider ^ | November 23, 2016 | Maxwell Tani
    Joe Scarborough argued Wednesday that Donald Trump is benefiting from low expectations. During a "Morning Joe" panel, the MSNBC host implied that President Barack Obama disappointed many voters who had high expectations for his presidency. "Obama came in as black Jesus. I don't want to come in as redneck Jesus, if I'm a president of the United States. You want to come in like Ronald Reagan where people underestimate you," Scarborough said. Scarborough also argued that left-leaning writers had "done Donald Trump a favor" by highlighting support for Trump from white supremacists, including a video that showed members of a...
  • Trump critic Mark Cuban stays mum on sitdown with Steve Bannon

    11/23/2016 8:32:21 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    CNBC ^ | November 23, 2016 | Jacob Pramuk
    Mark Cuban, one of Donald Trump's most vocal critics, met with the president-elect's key advisor Steve Bannon, according to reports. They met Tuesday at the King Cole Bar at the St. Regis Hotel in New York, according to TMZ, which first reported on the meeting and published a picture of the pair. (TWEET-AT-LINK) Asked whether he could confirm the meeting or give details on what was discussed, Cuban told CNBC that he would "have to pass." The billionaire entrepreneur and Dallas Mavericks owner endorsed Democrat Hillary Clinton in the presidential election. He repeatedly criticized Trump in appearances on CNBC during...
  • Rangel Introduces Bill to Abolish The Electoral College

    11/22/2016 10:44:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Charles Rangel Website ^ | November 17, 2016 | Press Release
    Washington, D.C. - Congressman Charles B. Rangel introduced, H.J. Res 103, a bill today that would allow Congress to vote to eliminate the Electoral College system and decide future presidential elections by the outcome of the popular vote. This legislation is the House companion bill to S.J.Res.41, introduced by Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) on November 15, 2016. “I came to Congress on the heels of the Civil Rights Movement, and I know how hard we fought for the sacred right to vote,” said Rangel. “To protect it, everyone should have access to the vote, and every vote must count. The...
  • Gov. Nikki Haley picked to become UN ambassador, sources say

    11/22/2016 10:18:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Post and Courier ^ | November 22, 2016 | Andy Shain
    COLUMBIA -- President-elect Donald Trump is picking South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to become his U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, The Post and Courier has learned. The move, expected Wednesday, continues the steep political rise of the daughter of Indian immigrants that started six years ago when the Bamberg native was elected as South Carolina’s first female and minority governor. The planned nomination to the cabinet-level post, confirmed by multiple sources with knowledge of the decision, is likely to raise questions about Haley’s qualifications for a major foreign policy role since she has little diplomatic experience as state lawmaker...
  • Trump: Son-in-law Kushner could help broker Israeli-Palestinian peace

    11/22/2016 6:11:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 22, 2016 | Jordan Fabian
    President-elect Donald Trump said Tuesday he may tap his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, to help broker a peace agreement between the Israelis and Palestinians. Trump told a group of New York Times journalists that Kushner likely wouldn't take a formal role in possible Middle East peace talks, but could nonetheless serve as a player....
  • 3 Reasons Trump Could Put Cruz on the Supreme Court

    11/22/2016 3:21:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 185 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | November 22, 2016 | Ciro Scotti
    On the list of surprising visitors calling on president-elect Donald Trump last week, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas ranks right up there with alleged Secretary of State candidate Mitt Romney. While Romney who called Trump a “phony” and talked openly about derailing his candidacy during the campaign had an actual job attached to the meeting with his former nemesis on Saturday, Cruz’s visit was billed as more of a drop-by. It’s true that after the name-calling between Cruz and Trump (who tagged him “Lyin’ Ted’) during the primary campaign; after Trump’s derogatory comments about Cruz’s wife; after Trump’s suggestion that...
  • HAMILTON STAR AMBUSHES VP-ELECT PENCE

    11/22/2016 9:14:49 AM PST · by MostlyAnti-Lib · 4 replies
    11-22-16 | TEDWINT
    The rude ambush of Vice-President elect Mike Pence by a cast member of the Broadway Musical, “Hamilton”, has outraged a large cross-section of the American citizenry. The actor expressed alarm and anxiety that the Trump-Pence Administration will not protect and defend “a diverse group of men and women of different colors, creeds and orientations”, and uphold their inalienable rights. The liberal left likes to preach that there should be a “conversation” between both sides to settle our differences. But when a cheap shot is taken in a venue where a response is not practicable, THAT AIN’T CONVERSATION, BUDDY, THAT’S “BULLYING”....
  • Can You Spot a Trend in New Jersey’s 10 Credit Rating Downgrades Under Christie?

    11/22/2016 7:45:36 AM PST · by ChessExpert · 6 replies
    Reason ^ | November 22nd, 2016 | Eric Boehm
    Christie says he doesn't pay attention to credit ratings, but maybe he should have. They've been trying to tell him (and other states) something. Since Gov. Chris Christie took office in 2010, New Jersey has seen its credit downgraded 10 times by the "big three" credit rating agencies. Seriously, though, the state's pension systems are a total mess. When Christie came into office in 2010, New Jersey was facing a $54 billion funding shortfall to pay for current and future retirees. He immediately set about tackling the problem—to his credit—and in 2011 the state passed a pension fund rescue plan...
  • Trump's victory: the night a machine predicted humans better than the humans

    11/22/2016 1:45:30 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Campaign ^ | November 9, 2016 | Lisa De Bonis
    President Donald Trump. It's fair to say pollsters, political commentators and experts on both sides of the Atlantic didn't believe they would ever see that. And neither did I. If you listened to us all on the airwaves it was clear that most believed common sense would prevail and prevent someone so polarising and unpredictable being elected to the most powerful office in the world. But there was one expert in a TV studio that, if it had had a voice, would have been saying something like "I told you so". EagleAi was designed and built by Havas for ITV...
  • Trump Towercam - Kellyanne Conway impromptu presser on CSPAN

    11/21/2016 7:27:33 PM PST · by bigbob · 10 replies
    CSPAN ^ | 11-21-16 | CSPAN
    CSPAN pool feed from the lobby of Trump Tower with sporadic interviews and comments from Trump staff and visitors. Replays of specific comments may be available on the CSPAN site.
  • SPIEGEL Interview with US President Barack Obama: 'We Could See More and More Divisions'

    11/21/2016 11:06:35 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | November 18, 2016 | Klaus Brinkbäumer and Sonia Seymour Mikich
    ARD/SPIEGEL: Mr. President, Donald Trump won the election, revealing massive discontent and rifts within American society. Did the amount of anger actually surprise you? Obama: I think it's important not to overstate what happened. The truth is that America has been closely divided politically for quite some time. That was reflected in some of the challenges I had with the Republican Congress. What was unusual in this election is that my approval in the United States is as high as it has been since I was elected. And the economy is going relatively well. I think what is true is...
  • Democrats want their leaders to stand against Trump, even if it means gridlock

    11/21/2016 9:14:19 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    McClatchyDC ^ | November 21, 2016 | Lesley Clark
    Most Democrats want their party leaders to stand up to incoming President Donald Trump rather than work with him, says a new survey that reflects a deeply divided nation. Nearly two-thirds – or 65 percent – of Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters agreed that congressional Democrats should “stand up” to the president-elect on issues important to Democratic supporters, “even if it means less gets done in Washington,” the Pew Research Center poll found. Just 32 percent want party leaders, who are now in the minority in the House of Representatives and Senate, to work with Trump if it means disappointing Democrats....
  • SR 1356 – Trump Brings the Strongest Republican Party in History!

    11/20/2016 9:21:04 PM PST · by bigbob · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11-20-16 | Bill Still
    Good evening, I’m still reporting on Trump Brings the Strongest Republican Party in History! Good afternoon, I’m still reporting on Trump. Newt Gingrich’s assessment of Donald Trump’s coattails is that Trump brings the strongest Republican party ever to Washington. [insert] However, Gingrich says he does not want to join the administration: [insert] I’m still reporting from Washington. Good day. Bill Still is a former newspaper editor and publisher. He has written for USA Today, The Saturday Evening Post, the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, OMNI magazine, and has also produced the syndicated radio program, Health News. He has written 22 books...
  • Schumer: Trump should pick 'mainstream' candidate to fill Supreme Court vacancy

    11/20/2016 2:26:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 157 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 20, 2016 | Ryan Lovelace
    Incoming Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said he wants President-elect Trump to select a "mainstream" candidate to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. Asked by NBC on Sunday whether he was comfortable filibustering any Trump nominee for the court, Schumer dodged answering the question directly. "I hope that President Trump picks a mainstream candidate," Schumer said. "A mainstream candidate is somebody you may not agree with on every issue, but basically believes in precedent." NBC's Chuck Todd interrupted Schumer and asked, "What does that mean? Can he nominate somebody in your mind...
  • The Pennsylvania Upset: Trump and Toomey’s Different Paths to Victory

    11/20/2016 1:15:27 PM PST · by ChessExpert · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | November 19th, 2016 | Jon Lerner
    If Republicans could merge the two approaches, they could continue to win demographically changing swing states. Two of the most consequential elections of 2016 took place among the same voters in the same state. Pennsylvania effectively put Donald Trump over the top of the 270 electoral-college votes needed to win the presidency, and Pat Toomey’s reelection helped secure a Republican majority in the U.S. Senate for at least another two years. Both of these results were remarkable. Trump succeeded in a state where Bob Dole, George W. Bush (twice), John McCain, and Mitt Romney all failed. Toomey won a second...
  • Keep crying wolf about Trump, and no one will listen when there’s a real crisis

    11/20/2016 1:09:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The New York Post ^ | November 20, 2016 | Kyle Smith
    It’s contrary to the laws of nature for a tabloid writer to tell the gentry media not to go berserk. It’s like a cat telling his owner to stop coughing up hairballs or Iron Man asking Captain America to be less arrogant. Here at The Post, our mission statement does not include understatement. We provide journalistic Red Bull, not Sominex. Nevertheless, a word of neighborly advice to our more genteel media friends, the ones who sit at the high table in their pristine white dinner jackets and ball gowns. You’ve been barfing all over yourselves for a week and a...