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  • Clinton asks why she isn’t beating Trump by 50 points

    09/21/2016 4:40:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Washington Post's PostPolitics ^ | September 21, 2016 | John Wagner
    ORLANDO — Hillary Clinton gave voice Wednesday to a question on the minds of many of her fiercest advocates in her race against the controversy-prone Donald Trump: Why isn’t she way, way ahead? The Democratic nominee raised the issue here during an address via video conference to a gathering in Las Vegas of the Labor International Union of North America. The former secretary of state ticked off her pro-union positions, including investing in infrastructure, raising the minimum wage and supporting collective bargaining. “Having said all this, ‘Why aren’t I 50 points ahead?’ you might ask?” Clinton said. “Well, the choice...
  • Trump is doing better with Hispanics than you think

    09/20/2016 8:26:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 20, 2016 | Niall Stanage
    Donald Trump is performing about as well with Hispanic voters as GOP nominee Mitt Romney did in 2012, according to opinion polls — something that unsettles Democrats and surprises even some Republicans. Skeptics had suggested that Trump would suffer a blowout among Hispanics, given that his rhetoric, on illegal immigration in particular, has been controversial. Trump’s promise to build a wall on the southern U.S. border and force Mexico to pay for it is perhaps the best known of his campaign pledges. And at his campaign launch in June 2015, he said people coming into the country illegally were “rapists.”...
  • Heebie-jeebies for the Democrats: The party’s dash to the left opens the ranks to a Trump appeal

    09/19/2016 12:12:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 18, 2016 | The Editors
    To hear the big media tell it, the Republicans are angry, split and spoiling for a fight with each other. This is not altogether bad. Democrats and cats have fought for years and the result is more cats and more Democrats. Maybe it will work for Republicans. If Hillary Clinton, plagued by persistent health issues, decides that leaving the field is the better part of inevitability, if not valor, the Democrats will see how divided they are. Bernard Sanders and his millennials would no doubt consider Hillary’s unlikely withdrawal as heaven-sent (if they actually believed there was anybody in heaven)....
  • Rove: Clinton Must Tell Voters That "In A Time When You Want Change, (truncated)

    09/19/2016 5:46:35 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 26 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 9-18-2016 | Tim Hains
    Full Title: Karl Rove: Clinton Needs Make Case To Voters That "In A Time When You Want Change, You Want Stability And Continuity" Former adviser to President George W. Bush Karl Rove explains what Trump and Clinton need to focus on ahead of their first debate. Trump needs to reassure voters that he represents change, Rove says. About Clinton, he says: "Her job is to persuade [voters that ]in a time when you want change, you want me, stability and continuity." (snip) ROVE: I’d say to Hillary Clinton, you've been emphasizing a vision for the future of the country, share...
  • Donald Trump will win US presidency, Tim Farron predicts (UK Liberal Democratic Party Leader)

    09/18/2016 4:40:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    BT ^ | September 18, 2016
    Donald Trump will win the US presidency because the same groups of people who swung the Brexit referendum will turn out to vote for him, Lib Dem leader Tim Farron has predicted. Mr Farron said that the fiery Republican candidate will be boosted, like the Leave cause was, by a high turnout from people who do not usually vote. "My gut tells me he won't win. Do people really want his hand on the button? But, logically, I assume he will," Mr Farron said to delegates at the party conference. Mr Farron was taking part in a jovial conversation with...
  • Clinton Campaign In Crisis Over Plunging Support Among Younger Voters

    09/18/2016 3:57:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    Counter Currents ^ | September 18, 2016 | Zaida Green
    The campaign of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is responding to poll numbers and other indications of declining support among younger voters by deploying its most prominent surrogates to college campuses. The moves come a day after two national surveys, one conducted by Quinnipiac University and the other by CBS News and the New York Times, found that more than a third of voters under the age of 30 plan to vote for third-party presidential candidates. Clinton is widely despised, especially by young people. According to the Quinnipiac University poll, Clinton has the support of just 31 percent of voters...
  • How Hillary’s pneumonia has left her campaign ailing less than two months before Election Day

    09/17/2016 2:12:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | September 17, 2016 | Adam Edelman
    Hillary's pneumonia could end up sickening her entire presidential bid, politicos are warning. Clinton's forced disclosure of her diagnosis after a fainting episode on Sept. 11 not only reinforced fears of her campaign's secrecy and dishonesty, but it also came at the exact same time Donald Trump suddenly decided to run a more traditional campaign. And if voter attitudes continue to change as quickly as they already have, according to polls, the Clinton camp could be facing a negative prognosis. "There can be little doubt that the presidential race has not only tightened, but there are indications that Donald Trump...
  • Interview with Decius--author of the famous Flight 93 Election essay!

    09/17/2016 10:23:03 AM PDT · by conservativecass · 9 replies
    American Greatness ^ | September 17, 2016 | Decius
    "The pseudonymous Publius Decius Mus has angered and mystified his critics with his bracing assessment of our political moment in his essay, “The Flight 93 Election,” which—along with the follow-up essay—quickly went viral and generated commentary from left and right. With so many questions and so much controversy swirling around his ideas, American Greatness spoke with Decius this week about the pursuit of greater clarity in thinking through the politics of our time."
  • Hillary Clinton: ‘Black Girl Magic Is Real’

    09/16/2016 6:54:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 86 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | September 16, 2016 | Sam Levine, Associate politics editor
    “You are the changemakers, the path breakers, and the ground shakers,” Clinton said at the Black Women’s Agenda. Hillary Clinton on Friday celebrated the achievements of African American women, telling an audience at the Black Women’s Agenda that they were proof that “black girl magic was real.” Black girl magic, which isn’t in the dictionary just yet, is a phrase used to celebrate the awesomeness of black women. The event was hosted by the Black Women’s Agenda Symposium Workshop, which is the organization dedicated to addressing disparities faced by black women. Clinton said that all women have to work harder...
  • Clinton sharpens, Trump softens. He’s rising, she’s falling.

    09/16/2016 10:04:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 15, 2016 | Dr. Charles Krauthammer
    If you are the status quo candidate in a change election in which the national mood is sour and two-thirds of the electorate think the country is on the wrong track, what do you do? Attack. Relentlessly. Paint your opponent as extremist, volatile, clueless, unfit, dangerous. Indeed, Hillary Clinton’s latest national ad, featuring major Republican politicians echoing that indictment of Donald Trump, ends thus: “Unfit. Dangerous. Even for Republicans.” That was the theme of Clinton’s famous “alt-right” speech and of much of her $100 million worth of ads. Problem is, it’s not working. Over the past month, Trump’s new team,...
  • Snicker all you want, but Trump’s appearance on Oz was a triumph

    09/15/2016 3:13:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | September 15, 2016 | John Ibbitson
    Clinton wanted to make this election about Trump’s fitness to lead. Now thanks to Trump's silly TV stunt, all anyone can talk about is their physical health He doesn’t need much sleep, he hates vacations, he shrugs off stress, and “I don’t get much with the colds,” Donald Trump told Dr. Mehmet Oz on Thursday, as this beyond-strange election campaign turned on the question of who has the stamina to endure the White House. (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Hillary Clinton wanted to make this election a referendum on Mr. Trump’s fitness to lead. She wanted voters to focus on his vows to aggressively...
  • Hillary Clinton’s campaign just admitted she has a real problem

    09/15/2016 2:31:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies
    The Washington Post's The Plum Line ^ | September 15, 2016 | Greg Sargent
    Hillary Clinton returns to the campaign trail today with a speech in North Carolina, amid a real tightening in the polls that has raised questions about whether she has been damaged by her temporary disappearance from the national spotlight. And the Clinton campaign is now hinting that it may undertake a change in strategy as the race enters the final stretch. The Clinton campaign today made a key concession about its analysis of the fundamentals of the race. This concession was made almost in passing, as an afterthought, in a statement released late last night by Clinton communications director Jennifer...
  • Trump: The Only Thing Hillary Clinton Can Offer Is A Welfare Check, I Will Produce Paychecks

    Donald Trump makes a speech about the economy at The Economic Club of New York on Thursday. "Not one single idea she's got will create one net American job or create one new dollar of American wealth for our workers," Trump said of Hillary Clinton. "The only thing she can offer is a welfare check. That's about it. Our plan will produce paychecks and they're going to be great paychecks for millions of people now unemployed or underemployed."
  • Time to Face It: Trump Really Could Win This

    09/15/2016 1:24:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | September 14, 2016 | Rich Lowry
    If Democrats are starting to panic, they should. What else do they have to throw at him? If you aren’t seriously contemplating the biggest black swan event in American electoral history, you aren’t paying attention. Fifteen months ago, Donald Trump was a reality-TV star with a spotty business record and a weird penchant for proclaiming he was on the verge of running for president. Now, he’s perhaps a few big breaks and a couple of sterling debate performances away from being elected 45th president of the United States. Trump has no experience in elected office, and unlike past nonpoliticians elected...

    09/15/2016 7:52:13 AM PDT · by MostlyAnti-Lib · 60 replies
    09-15-16 | TEDWINT
    “Non-college educated white males”, the voting block said to be “Donald Trump's Crucial Pillar of Support”, leads one to believe that The Donald’s appeal is limited to a lower class of Americans. “Non-college educated” seems to be synonymous with illiterate or ignorant. One could almost visualize a knuckle-dragging brute, wielding a club with which to kill his lunch or subdue a mate. This is yet another indication that the elites hold Trump supporters in contempt. Hillary Clinton went so far as to call Trump supporters irredeemable, un-American “deplorables”. The assumption appears to be that a person’s education ceases the instant...
  • My gut worry about the polling shift toward Donald Trump (Boo-hoo)

    09/14/2016 5:50:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Business Insider ^ | September 14, 2016 | Josh Barro
    The polls have moved markedly in Donald Trump's favor of the last month. And now everybody who doesn't want him to be president is trying to figure out why — and whether he's going to keep gaining. Obviously, it's been a rough few weeks for Hillary Clinton, and most of the poll analysis has focused on how she has hurt herself and what she can do to improve her position. But here's the thought that's making me nervous: What if the shift in the polls is more about Donald Trump campaigning better? Specifically, what if it's about the fact that...
  • Trump Emerges in Center, Outmaneuvering Clinton, As Race Enters the Stretch

    09/13/2016 7:53:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The New York Sun ^ | September 13, 2016 | Conrad Black
    As I suggested when I gave readers a rest from me five weeks ago, the Republican convention successfully celebrated the complete rejection of the Post-Reagan Republican party: The Bushes, Senator McCain, and Governor Romney weren’t present or mentioned, or much missed. Senator Cruz, as I wrote in my last piece here, and the otherwise amiable Governor Kasich made asses of themselves, and opinion has moved on. (It was not entirely sane for Mr. Kasich, who did not utter a negative word about any other Republican during the primaries, and on his one winning night advised his countrymen to “hug a...
  • TRUMP: Janet Yellen should be ‘ashamed’ of what she’s doing to the country

    09/13/2016 8:32:34 AM PDT · by entropy12 · 39 replies
    Yahoo Finance via CNBC ^ | 09-12-16 | CNBC
    GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump told CNBC on Monday the Federal Reserve is doing what President Barack Obama wants by keeping interest rates low. Fed Chair Janet Yellen and central bank policymakers are very political, and Yellen should be “ashamed” of what she’s doing to the country, Trump said, adding the Fed is not even close to being independent. By keeping interest rates low, the Fed has created a “false stock market,” Trump argued in a wide-ranging interview in which he also talked about Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s health problems . Trump said rates are being kept lower to bolster...
  • Clinton’s ‘basket of deplorables’ gaffe stuns both parties

    09/12/2016 12:19:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The New York Post ^ | September 12, 2016 | Fredric U. Dicker
    New York Republicans and even some Democrats called Hillary Clinton’s characterization of Donald Trump’s backers as a bigoted “basket of deplorables” a major blunder that will badly damage her already-faltering campaign. “It’s Exhibit A of her political incompetence,” a prominent Democratic operative who strongly supports Clinton told The Post. “I think a lot of Democratic strategists are in a state of disbelief at how clunky Hillary’s campaign has been. “It’s been a year-and-a-half and she still can’t answer the goddamn email question, and despite outspending Trump by huge amounts, she’s losing ground to him every day and the race is...
  • Bring Back Bernie Sanders. Clinton Might Actually Lose To Trump. (Smell their fear)

    09/12/2016 10:50:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | September 12, 2016 | H.A. Goodman
    During my writing this election, I’ve warned Democrats and voters afraid of Donald Trump that Bernie Sanders was the only way to defeat the GOP nominee. My advocacy for Bernie in over 200 articles in The Hill, Salon, and The Huffington Post was fueled in large part by my admiration for his honesty and message. As a result of being an inspiration to millions, polls showed Vermont’s Senator consistently beating Trump by over 10 points. In contrast, Hillary Clinton was only up by 2.7 points over Trump the other day. Furthermore, time is no longer on Clinton’s side. She’ll need...
  • Hillary Clinton may DROP OUT of US election: New candidates 'lined up amid health scare'

    09/11/2016 5:38:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 146 replies
    The London Express ^ | September 12, 2016 | Vincent Wood
    Scheduled campaign stops may also be dropped by the presidential candidate as she modifies her scedule following doctor's orders. The 68-year-old was rushed out of a 9/11 commemoration service today suffering from a “medical episode”, according to a law enforcement witness. A video later emerged of the Democratic presidential nominee, showing the dramatic moment when her "knees buckled" and she nearly crumpled to the pavement while waiting for a car to collect her. Now sources have claimed Democratic Party insiders are rushing to consider a replacement candidate in light of Mrs Clinton's poor health. Emmy Award winning New York Journalist...
  • Clinton scare shakes up the race

    09/11/2016 2:58:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    The Politico ^ | September 11, 2016 | Glenn Thrush, Kenneth P. Vogel and Annie Karni
    Physical weakness caught on camera turns health conspiracy into a legitimate campaign concern. Hillary Clinton’s health – long the obsession of conspiracy theorists – emerged Sunday as a legitimate campaign issue after Clinton nearly swooned and stumbled at a Sept. 11 commemoration, underscoring the sense that that summer’s sure-thing candidate is teetering at the worst possible moment. The incident, captured on cellphone video showing the wobbly Democratic candidate being lifted into the vehicle by her aides after leaving a memorial service at the site of the World Trade Center attack, comes after two weeks of tightening polls that have seen...
  • Hillary Clinton Broke an Unwritten Rule of American Politics (and It Could Cost Her)

    09/11/2016 1:51:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The National Interest ^ | September 11, 2016 | Robert W. Merry
    How badly will this hurt her in the polls? There’s an unwritten law in American politics that you can attack your opponent but lay off your opponent’s constituency. The people, after all, are sovereign in our republic, and it is well understood that you can’t ridicule or dismiss a sizable segment of the people without attacking the entire American system. Most politicians understand this instinctively, though lapses inevitably occur. One of the most amazing lapses occurred Friday night when Hillary Clinton’s attacked what she calculates as half of the Donald Trump constituency. At a LBGT fundraiser in New York, she...
  • Was Hillary’s “deplorables” comment a strategic play?

    09/10/2016 1:56:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 10, 2016 | Allahpundit
    I agree with Ed that the “basket of deplorables” comment is a dumb thing to say, even as a gloss on Clinton’s alt-right speech a few weeks ago. It’s especially dumb to quantify the critique by categorizing “half” of Trump’s supporters that way. Mock your opponent all you want, a Times reporter noted, but you mock the electorate at your peril. The fact that she said it at a fundraiser, not a public rally, also makes it smell like a screw-up. Romney was at a fundraiser in 2012 when he uttered his line about the 47 percent; Obama was at...
  • Inmates Say Prison Made Them Watch Hillary Clinton’s Speech

    09/09/2016 7:46:12 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 51 replies ^ | September 8, 2016
    Federal convicts told a judge they were forced to watch Hillary Clinton’s convention speech at the federal prison where they’re being held — but said the prison imposed a blackout on Donald Trump’s speech, tuning the facility’s televisions to other channels. The felons are trying to join the federal case against President Obama’s 2014 deportation amnesty, saying that Mr. Obama is discriminating against U.S. citizens caught breaking the law by punishing them, even as he attempts to grant work permits and taxpayer-funded benefits to illegal immigrants.
  • She's Sick (Info Wars video viewed by Dr. Ted Noel, an Orlando anesthesiologist diagnoses Hillary-Pa

    09/09/2016 10:55:43 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 109 replies
    This is what it’s come to. I published at my site earlier this week a post containing a video from a medical doctor who makes the case that Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee for president and a narrow favorite, according to the polls, to win the election in November, is suffering from advanced-stage Parkinson’s Disease. The case made in the video, by Dr. Ted Noel, an anesthesiologist from Orlando with 36 years’ experience in medicine, is a strong one. The various health-related issues which have pierced the cloak laid around Clinton the “short-circuits,” the coughing fits, of which there was...

    09/09/2016 10:05:28 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 154 replies ^ | 9 Sep 2016
    During a fundraiser in New York City Friday evening, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton described half of the Americans supporting Donald Trump as a “basket of deplorables” made up of “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic” people. “You know to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables,” she said as the crowd laughed and applauded. “They’re racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic, you name it.”
  • Clinton, as polls tighten, shifts focus to herself instead of Trump

    09/09/2016 7:45:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 8, 2016 | Jeff Mason
    U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton reflected on her religious faith on Thursday during the first of a series of speeches her campaign said would focus on her values and vision rather than those of Republican opponent Donald Trump. The shift comes as opinion polls tighten between Clinton, the former secretary of state and U.S. senator, and Trump, a New York businessman, ahead of the Nov. 8 election. Clinton has focused many of her public remarks on criticism of Trump, including his provocative comments on illegal immigrants, Muslims and women. Trump has criticized Clinton's record in public office and questioned...
  • Team Hillary Puts Media On Notice To Not Question Her Health

    09/09/2016 4:11:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | September 8, 2016 | William Teach
    She’s working the refs, and, since most of them are in the bag for her, it’ll probably work, especially since the majority are already defending Coughing Hillary against any charges or “just wonderings” regarding her health. (The Hill) Hillary Clinton’s campaign is working the refs hard when it comes to reports about her health. While Clinton responded to a fit of coughing this week with humor, saying she was “allergic” to GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, her aides and surrogates played the role of bad cop. Campaign spokesman Nick Merrill took to task an NBC reporter who wrote about the...
  • Will 'What is Aleppo?' transform presidential race? (Gary Johnson)

    09/09/2016 3:50:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    CNN ^ | September 8, 2016 | Frida Ghitis
    "What is Aleppo?" It is many things, but let's hope among them that it is the turning point in a presidential campaign that has until now been dangerously dismissive of the crucial decisions the next US president will face the second they step into the Oval Office. In a campaign season where shocking moments have come all too frequently, the Aleppo question was another stunner. It happened Thursday morning, on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." It was a shocking exchange between the Libertarian presidential candidate, Gov. Gary Johnson, and one of the show's panelists, Mike Barnicle. Barnicle: "What would you do if...
  • Byron York: As debates near, forum shows potential Trump advantage

    09/09/2016 9:57:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 8, 2016 | Byron Yprk
    NBC's "Commander in Chief Forum," held Wednesday night aboard the USS Intrepid in New York, was the closest thing to a debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton until the real thing on Sept. 26. And it showed an advantage Trump might have when the two meet face-to-face: she has a record in government to defend, while he doesn't. On that score, Trump, at 70 a newcomer to politics, seems new, while Clinton, at 68 a veteran of decades in public life, seems, well, not new. The format of the NBC forum, in which the two candidates were separated by...
  • Iran May Have Received as Much as $33.6 Billion in Cash, Gold Payments From U.S.

    09/08/2016 7:36:21 PM PDT · by RayofHope · 27 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 09/08/2016 | Adam Kredo
    Iran may have received an additional $33.6 billion in secret cash and gold payments facilitated by the Obama administration between 2014 and 2016, according to testimony provided before Congress by an expert on last summer’s nuclear agreement with Iran. Between January 2014 and July 2015, when the Obama administration was hammering out the final details of the nuclear accord, Iran was paid $700 million every month from funds that had previously been frozen by U.S. sanctions.
  • Video: Black Activists Against Black Democrat Leadership (2014)

    09/07/2016 4:10:46 PM PDT · by eekitsagreek
    YouTube ^ | Oct 27, 2014 | Rebel Pundit
    As Trump continues to aggressively court the black vote, I hope to see this video go viral. It may be from 2014, but it rings true. I have said it before and I will say it again, if there ever was a time for a GOP candidate to get a larger than normal share of the black vote, this is it. As more blacks support Trump (and they will), the next battle will be black Trump supporters vs. black Democrat politicians (i.e. aldermen) determined to see Clinton win.
  • Hillary’s Humphrey-Gore problem: Stop finding excuses for defeat in advance, Democrats

    09/07/2016 8:50:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Salon ^ | September 6, 2016 | Andrew O'Hehir
    Shades of 1968 and 2000: Facing sinking polls and a wily opponent, Clinton boosters blame the left and the media At least when Hubert Humphrey lost the 1968 presidential election, nobody tried to pretend that the Democratic Party didn’t have a problem. Humphrey’s defeat came at the end of perhaps the most disastrous campaign season experienced by any political party in the modern era. (We will have to wait a bit longer before measuring it against this year’s Republican primary campaign.) Under the circumstances, it’s remarkable that election was as close as it was: Richard Nixon beat Humphrey by barely...
  • Tom Bevan: Donald Trump Is Narrowing The Polling Gap

    09/06/2016 9:00:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | September 6, 2016 | Tim Haines
    Fox Business Network host Stuart Varney interviews RCP cofounder Tom Bevan about STUART VARNEY: Tom, this is the start of the fourth week of what I am calling the New Trump. He appears to be narrowing the gap. According to RCP is that accurate? TOM BEVAN: Absolutely. Clinton left her convention and recieved a bounce, and in both of our averages -- the two way and the four way -- She was ahead by over 7%. She got up to a 7.5, almost 8% lead over Trump. And that lead has now -- that lead has been whittled down to...
  • Donald Trump Will Not Debate Hillary, if Gary Johnson not Allowed to Participate

    09/06/2016 7:10:31 PM PDT · by RayofHope · 50 replies
    Santa Monica Observer ^ | 09/05/2016 | Observer Staff
    In what is no doubt a brilliant tactical step, the Donald goes for broke and holds out for the participation of Johnson The Donald Trump for President 2016 campaign will pull out of the scheduled September 26th debate between Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Trump, unless third-party candidates Gary Johnson and Jill Stein are also allowed to participate.
  • Five reasons Hillary could be blowing it

    09/06/2016 4:55:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Politico's Off Message ^ | September 6, 2016 | Glenn Thrush
    Or, why Clinton fans might want to invest in mattress pads. Everybody who has ever worked for Hillary Clinton, covered her, supported her with clutched rosary and gnarled innards through the darkest days — or even watched her with educated interest from afar — knew this moment would come. With two months to go before the presidential election, a major poll released this morning (CNN/ORC) revealed that the “prohibitive favorite” (Clinton) is down by two points nationally to one of the worst presidential candidates since the advent of the indoor flush toilet: Donald J. Trump. Which just goes to show:...
  • Great, Now NBC Is Covering Hillary Clinton’s Health

    09/06/2016 3:07:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    Slate ^ | September 6, 2016 | Ben Mathis-Lilley
    There is a far-right conspiracy theory that Hillary Clinton is sick and on the verge of dying. Donald Trump and his surrogates have encouraged this baseless idea, which has generally gotten little coverage in the non-insane press because of its baselessness and because the ESTABLISHMENT is in the tank for Big Clinton. Or is it? On Labor Day, Hillary Clinton coughed for a little bit during a campaign appearance in Ohio, and NBC News wrote an article about it: The former secretary of state has suffered from coughing fits at times throughout the Democratic presidential primary. However the frog in...
  • Hillary must ‘cut all ties’ with discredited Clinton Foundation, Bernie Sanders warns

    09/05/2016 8:29:34 AM PDT · by RayofHope · 54 replies
    RT ^ | 09/05/2016 | RT
    Hillary Clinton should “cut all ties” with her foundation if she wins the election, Bernie Sanders has warned. It follows revelations suggesting that US taxpayers helped fund the foundation, and that big donors received favors from the State Department. Speaking to NBC's “Meet the Press,” Sanders said that “at the very least, she should not be involved. At the very least.” When pressed on whether the foundation should be shut down entirely, Sanders said he didn't “know enough” to answer that question. He also noted that the organization does “a lot of good things with AIDS, and so forth.”
  • Trump to deliver major speech about veterans affairs in Virginia Beach

    09/05/2016 8:11:24 AM PDT · by RayofHope · 5 replies
    ABC News 13 ^ | 09/03/2016 | Staff, WVEC
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WVEC) -- Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is scheduled to visit Virginia Beach Tuesday. His campaign Web site said an event at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts is closed to the public. Republican operative Gary C. Byler of Virginia Beach told 13News Now that Trump will make a major announcement about Veterans Affairs. Byler added that a roundtable discussion with family members of veterans may follow the speech.
  • Hillary Clinton needs to steal the country’s attention from Trump

    09/04/2016 8:37:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Los Angeles Times' Top of the Ticket ^ | September 2, 2016 | David Horsey
    Apparently, there is a famous woman running for president against Donald Trump who has a very good chance to win, not that there is much said about her in the media. Most days on cable TV news shows, in the political blogs and in the newspapers nearly all the discussion is about Trump’s latest weird tweet or bellicose speech or impulsive campaign stunt. Is this good for Hillary Clinton? Some opine that it is. All the focus on Trump deflects attention from the nagging questions, both fair and unfair, about her actions as secretary of State, her mishandled email and...

    09/03/2016 11:02:12 AM PDT · by MostlyAnti-Lib · 26 replies
    09-03-2016 | TEDWINT
    This is the chemical equation for what makes plants grow: 6CO2 + 6H2O + Energy = C6H12O6 + 6O2 Translation: Carbon Dioxide plus water with the infusion of light energy and chlorophyll, acting as a catalyst, yields carbohydrates (glucose), utilized in the growth of plants, plus free oxygen. Conclusion: WHEN CO2 INCREASES, PLANTS GROW FASTER (AND LARGER). If plants grow larger they absorb more water and use more light energy. This means less light energy is available to contribute to “global warming”. If more water is retained in plants all over the world, sea levels will fall. If less light...
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  • Hickenlooper might sue to block Trump deportation plan

    09/02/2016 6:24:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    KUSA-TV | September 2, 2016 | Brandon Rittiman
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  • Trump’s Mexican Trade Show: More Presidential Than Hillary’s Ever Been

    09/02/2016 12:35:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The New York Observer ^ | September 1, 2016 | Austin Bay
    President Pena invited Clinton, but of course she didn’t come It was international free trade—the free and open trade of political favors. I’m referring to the live from Mexico City two-man television talk show and press conference co-hosted by U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto. The Trump-Pena trade show coincided with the 271st day of an American domestic no-show. 271 is (by one count) the number of days that had passed since Hillary Clinton’s last stand up, unscripted press conference. As I write this column, the usual menagerie of mainstream media are struggling to interpret...
  • ‘Too Many Wildcards’ to Call Clinton, Trump Election: Valliere

    09/02/2016 12:01:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Think Advisor ^ | September 2, 2016 | Melanie Waddell, Washington bureau chief, Investment Advisor Magazine
    Going into the Labor Day weekend, political analyst Greg Valliere said that he’s “unwilling” to call who’ll win the presidential election as “there are too many wildcards.” On a Friday morning webcast, Greg Valliere, chief investment strategist for Horizon Investments, said the election polls released the same day by Real Clear Politics (the only poll he watches) show that the chances that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will win “in a landslide has slipped dramatically.” While Clinton was up seven to eight points over Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, that lead has slipped to 4.5 points. Why the narrowing? “It’s...

    09/01/2016 7:08:56 PM PDT · by Doreener · 6 replies
    Jennifer S. Carroll - Dedicated to Service ^ | August 22, 2016 | Jennifer Carroll
    We’ve seen lots of twist and turns during the 2016 Presidential Election. With all of the political slants and noise it's hard for the public to comprehend what is factual and how the proposed polices they are hearing really help their financial and family situation. Recently, both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump laid out their proposed tax plans. What I found encouraging is the simplicity of Mr. Trump's proposed tax plan that can immediately create a positive impact on millions of everyday families. When most political commercials and rhetoric paint the picture that any change to the current tax code...
  • Kaine: You Have to Respect What Kaepernick's Doing According to His Conscience

    09/01/2016 4:39:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 98 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 1, 2016 | David Rutz
    Democratic vice-presidential nominee Sen. Tim Kaine (D., Va.) said Thursday that “you’ve got to respect” San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s decision to sit down during the national anthem as a sign of protest of America’s treatment of minorities, adding he would do it differently if it were him. At Thursday night’s game against the San Diego Chargers, which will feature a Salute to the Military event, Kaepernick is expected to sit again during the national anthem. Good Morning America host George Stephanopoulos asked Kaine about it during the latter’s run of media appearances Thursday morning. “You’re the father of...
  • Kaine: Clinton Will Do Comprehensive Immigration Reform Within First 100 Days, (truncated)

    09/01/2016 12:53:12 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 30 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 9-1-2016 | Ian Schwartz
    Kaine: Clinton Will Do Comprehensive Immigration Reform Within First 100 Days, "Earn The Right To Citizenship" (snip) KAINE: Yes, well here's -- here’s what we're going to do, Joe, is the -- Hillary is going to put on the table within the first 100 days of the administration an effort to do after 30 years what we need to do, which is reform our immigration system in a comprehensive way. And it’s going to have a couple of key pillars. It’s going to have the pillar of trying to keep families together as a key value. It is going to...
  • Trump has the ball and Hillary can't run out the clock

    09/01/2016 9:21:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 1, 2016 | Joe Concha
    Running out the clock is a term often applied to the Clinton campaign as Election Day appears on the horizon, now only 68 days away. And with a lead in the RealClearPolitics average of polls once at an almost-insurmountable 7.9 points on Aug. 9, playing not to lose perfectly taps into Clinton's best strength. But some funny things have happened in the past three weeks, including this one: From a media optics perspective, Donald Trump is winning each of those weeks since that low point of his candidacy earlier in the month of August. And he's doing it with basic...