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  • The Two Dimensions of Trump’s Campaign

    10/21/2016 5:04:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 21, 2016 | Bruce Heiden
    A few nights ago on Megyn Kelly’s program Chris Stirewalt made a clever comment that epitomized the blindness of political pros in government and the media to the stakes and significance of the 2016 presidential campaign. Noting Trump’s current unfavorable standing in the pre-election polls, Stirewalt concluded that this election is starting to look more and more like 1996 (or words to that effect). What Stirewalt presumably meant was that he expects Hillary Clinton to prevail on Election Day 2016 by a margin similar to Bill Clinton’s margin of victory in 1996. She might, although I doubt it. But even...
  • Hillary Clinton’s email problems just came roaring back

    10/17/2016 8:57:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | October 17, 2016 | Chris Cillizza
    For the past few months, Hillary Clinton's decision to exclusively use a private email server while at the State Department has receded as a campaign issue as Donald Trump's comments about women have come to dominate the daily chatter about the 2016 race. On Monday, however, the various issues associated with Clinton's email setup came roaring back. According to emails released by the FBI, Undersecretary of State Patrick Kennedy asked the FBI to ease up on classification decisions in exchange for allowing more FBI agents in countries where they were not permitted to go. The words "quid pro quo" were...
  • US election: Media is burying new details on Hillary Clinton’s record

    10/17/2016 8:25:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Australian Business Review ^ | October 18, 2016 | Kimberley A. Strassel, The Wall Street Journal
    If average voters turned on the TV for five minutes this week, chances are they know that Donald Trump made lewd remarks a decade ago and now stands accused of groping women. But even if average voters had the TV on 24/7, they still probably haven’t heard the news about Hillary Clinton: That the nation now has proof of pretty much everything she has been accused of. It comes from hacked emails dumped by WikiLeaks, documents released under the Freedom of Information Act, and accounts from FBI insiders. The media has almost uniformly ignored the flurry of bombshells, preferring to...
  • LEAKED: Clinton Campaign Praised George W Bush On Immigration

    10/16/2016 9:07:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 11, 2016 | Amber Randall
    A member of the Hillary Clinton campaign praised former President George W. Bush on immigration, according to leaked emails from campaign chairman John Podesta’s account. As the campaign tried to figure out whether to let former President Bill Clinton speak on immigration, his chief of staff Tina Flournoy took a minute to praise Bush. “43 is soooooo good on it,” Flournoy wrote in a March 2015, email. “Really good. At least he has been when I’ve seen him talk about it with 42.” The rest of the email chain is devoted to whether to risk Clinton talking about immigration and...
  • 22 toxic days for Hillary Clinton

    10/16/2016 6:42:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Politico ^ | October 16, 2016 | Annie Karni and Glenn Thrush
    The polls point to the promised land. But she'll have to get past Trump and WikiLeaks first. The final three weeks should have been an anxious but happy time for a Hillary Clinton team on the cusp of making history. Her odds of victory, according to most prediction experts, sit north of 80 percent, and she has solidified modest but durable leads over Donald Trump in most battleground states. But Clinton's final sprint has become a joyless, nail-gnawing slog through Trump Tower’s moat of mudslinging — and the day-to-day worries of WikiLeaks’ dump of internal emails from campaign chairman John...
  • Win or Lose—Hillary Clinton’s Troubles in Ohio Should Worry Democrats

    10/15/2016 10:26:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Nation ^ | October 12, 2016 | D.D. Guttenplan
    Trump is imploding nationally—but Clinton has failed to connect here with disaffected whites, African Americans, and young voters. Al Edmondson is worried about the election. His “Earn My Vote” Facebook page and YouTube channel feature interviews with local politicians filmed at A Cut Above the Rest, the five-chair barbershop he owns in Columbus, Ohio, its walls decorated with scenes from African-American history. “I take out my tablet and ask them, ‘What are you going to do to help our neighborhoods?’” Edmondson says. “We hold them accountable.” A veteran of the first Gulf War who still wears the high-and-tight fade, Edmondson’s...
  • Trump pledges strong U.S. ties with India if elected president

    10/15/2016 6:17:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 15, 2016 | Steve Holland
    EDISON, N.J. - U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump pledged that the United States and India would be "best friends" if he is elected and that he would boost intelligence sharing with India in the battle against Islamic militants. Trump spoke at an event sponsored by the Republican Hindu Coalition to raise money for victims of terrorism. It featured Bollywood-style performers who danced in colorful, traditional costumes. "If I'm elected president, the Indian and Hindu community will have a true friend in the White House, that I can guarantee you," said Trump, who noted that as a real estate developer...
  • Dems shunning Hillary, turn to Trump for jobs

    10/15/2016 1:59:26 PM PDT · by PROCON · 20 replies ^ | Oct. 15, 2016 | Michael F. Haverluck
    More and more Democrats – also known as “Trumpocrats” – are pledging their allegiance to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in hopes that he will bring their communities jobs – jobs they are certain that his rival, Hillary Clinton, will do nothing to retain or create. The Trumpocrats Political Action Committee (PAC) Executive Director Christian Rickers gave Clinton a vote of no confidence after his favorite in the Democratic Party primary, Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.), lost. He vowed that he would sever from the party and vote for the GOP candidate after Sanders was beaten by Clinton in what many...
  • The 1.3 Party System

    10/15/2016 1:28:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Z Man ^ | October 14, 2016
    One of the many things that has been exposed by the Trump campaign is that America does not have a two-party political system. It has a 1.3 party system. A good example of this is how Paul Ryan probably had one of his cronies leak that lewd tape to embarrass the party nominee. Whether or not he orchestrated it is immaterial, as he clearly had foreknowledge and was prepared to pile on as soon as it was released. In fact, it looked like he was coordinating a revolt against the nominee until it became clear it was going to backfire....
  • Trump’s art of war: His campaign’s plan for dropping political ‘thermo nukes’ and suppressing votes

    10/15/2016 1:16:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | October 14, 2016 | Hunter Walker, National Correspondent
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump plans to fight fire with fire, as he sees it, in the last 25 days of his race against Democrat Hillary Clinton. Facing a barrage of separate sexual assault allegations, Trump has responded by waging an intense war against the media, the “power structure” and the Clintons. In a pair of interviews with Yahoo News, a high-level Trump campaign source detailed the aggressive strategy, including the “suppression of votes” by Democratic-leaning groups, for the home stretch of the presidential race. “We’re bringing out tactical nukes now, with thermo nukes later,” the source said. Trump’s epic...

    10/15/2016 4:56:19 AM PDT · by tedbel · 18 replies
    ISRAPUNDIT ^ | Oct 15/16 | Ted Belman
    Last week, a number of women came forward alleging that Donald Trump made unwanted sexual assaults on them including “groping”. To their credit, a number of Christian leaders, stood by him by giving him the benefit of the doubt. I would go further. For the sake of argument, I would assume the allegations were true, but would still vote for him. Donald trump is against political correctness, globalization, open-borders, unrestricted immigration, trashing the Constitution, crony capitalism and corruption. Hillary Clinton, the opposite. She wallows in the latter two. Donald Trump wants to achieve “peace through strength” as President Reagan did....
  • Romney: “It Will Be Very Difficult” For Party “To Be Put Back Together Again”

    10/14/2016 9:36:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies
    Buzz Feed News ^ | October 14, 2016 | Nathaniel Meyersohn, Intern
    After criticizing Trump’s comments on the lewd video released last week, the 2012 nominee did not say who he would vote for, but said he thinks Trump has “maybe a 25% chance” of winning. In a new interview, Mitt Romney says that he criticized Donald Trump’s 2005 comments about women last week because they were “so over the line” that they demanded an answer. “I felt that I had to say something again to simply point out to the women of America, and to the men of America,” Romney said in a podcast interview with Ashcroft in America posted on...
  • Millennials explain why they support Donald Trump at Columbus event

    10/13/2016 5:46:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | October 13, 2016 | Kaitlin Fochesato
    Because they are only 19, Grace Danby and Courtney Trudeau are preparing to vote in their first presidential election. The Ohio state students who play for the women's club hockey team are part of the millennial generation, loosely defined as 18-34-year-olds, that is predicted to be one of the largest voting blocs in the 2016 election. They also share another trait: they identify as libertarians. "Any of the third parties I would consider would take away votes from Donald Trump," Danby said while also expressing dislike for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. "I don't have a lot of time to think...
  • Forget Tawdry Trump or Lyin’ Hillary; Vote for the Party Platform

    10/13/2016 8:31:10 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 16 replies
    Trevor Grant ^ | 10/13/2016 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    I was not the least bit surprised to hear a decade-old recording of a biblically-illiterate, adulterous, strip-club owning, presidential candidate do his best imitation of someone corrupted by liberalism. (One of the first things I said to my wife after hearing Trump’s vulgar comments: “He sounds like a liberal!”) However, unlike many conservatives—especially Christian conservatives—I never declared myself a “NeverTrumper.” And (like the highly regarded Dr. Michael Brown) I’m still not. However, I’ve also not committed to voting for Trump. Nevertheless, I’m as certain as any human being can be that the next President of the United States is going...
  • Moody's and Buffett and Hillary’s Tax Plan

    10/13/2016 8:10:21 AM PDT · by ChessExpert · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 13, 2016 | Jack Hellner
    Economists from Moody’s Analytics write articles saying that Hillary’s economic policies are better for the economy than Trump’s policies. These articles come can come from Mark Zandi, Don White or in this case, Jeff Benjamin. Whenever any article comes from Moody's analytics a footnote should show that a major shareholder of Moody's is Warren Buffett who campaigns for Hillary. The image they project is that Moody's is an objective, independent source. Zandi is always trotted out as the independent economist whenever Obama or Hillary need an economist to support their policies.
  • Trump not backing down

    10/13/2016 7:11:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Defiance Crescent-News ^ | October 13, 2016 | Carl Leubsdorf
    After his own crude comments nearly KO’ed his campaign, Donald Trump’s aggressive counter-attack reassured supporters he’ll press the fight until Election Day in hopes that will keep more top Republicans from abandoning his candidacy. But House Speaker Paul Ryan told fellow Republicans on Monday that he’ll concentrate on House elections rather than defending Trump. And the GOP nominee’s no-holds-barred assault on Hillary Clinton in their second televised debate did little to expand his conservative base and stem her increasing prospects for winning the presidency. Indeed, his unyielding stance including a threat to prosecute his rival may create further headaches for...
  • NFRW President Affirms Unified Support of Trump (National Federation of Republican Women)

    10/12/2016 1:27:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    ‘We stand behind the Republican ticket!’ ALEXANDRIA, Va. – “As the elected spokesperson of the most influential group of Republican women in the United States, I reaffirm the National Federation of Republican Women's unified support of Republican Presidential Nominee Donald J. Trump and Vice Presidential Nominee Mike Pence. We stand behind the Republican ticket, and we will continue to work day and night to defend our Constitution, uphold our conservative principles, and elect our GOP candidates," NFRW President Carrie Almond stated today. “With 30 years of Hillary Clinton history as a guide, we knew an onslaught of attacks would be...
  • Hillary’s progressive critics treat Trump’s defeat as a foregone conclusion at their own risk

    10/11/2016 3:27:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The New Republic ^ | October 11, 2016 | Brian Beutler
    Hillary Clinton’s progressive critics treat Donald Trump’s defeat as a foregone conclusion at their own risk. Trump’s collapse in the polls, and the ensuing disarray in Republican ranks, has emboldened Clinton’s progressive critics, who believe the window to pressure her into being a more progressive president will close once she’s elected next month. “If there is ever a time for you to put principle in front of party and start criticizing the Democratic candidate, to start pressuring them to actually become a meaningful alternative, this is it,” wrote the progressive critic Freddie DeBoer. “You get to decide in the next...
  • How is Trump doing in the polls (and could he actually win?!)

    10/11/2016 1:34:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The London Metro ^ | October 11, 2016 | Jen Mills
    Polls aren’t always to be believed: just look at Brexit and the last general election. But there would have to be a large margin of error if the latest polls on the American election are incorrect. They show Hillary Clinton trouncing Donald Trump following the footage which emerged of him bragging that his fame allowed him to do what he liked to women, including grabbing them ‘by the pussy’, without repercussions....
  • A new worry for Clinton: Trump’s struggles may depress Democratic voter turnout

    10/10/2016 10:31:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Himalayan Times ^ | October 11, 2016 | Reuters
    Hillary Clinton’s campaign is confronting an emerging risk to her presidential ambitions – if Donald Trump continues to trail her in opinion polls many Democrats may simply stay at home on Election Day. Without enough popular support, Clinton would enter the White House lacking the political capital she would need to drive through her agenda. In the worst-case scenario it could cost her the presidency if Republicans turn out in big numbers on November 8. Clinton, the Democratic nominee, has spent much of her campaign sounding the alarm over the prospect of a President Trump. She has struggled to lay...

    10/10/2016 7:21:12 AM PDT · by MostlyAnti-Lib · 38 replies
    10/10/2016 | TEDWINT
    How sanctimonious have we become? Donald Trump’s lewd and lascivious comments (of some eleven years ago) have left the American people horrified and scandalized to levels never before seen in our lifetimes!! GIVE ME A BREAK!! This recording of a couple of worldly entertainers, The Donald and Billy Bush, trying to impress each other with their tales of conquest of the ladies, behind closed doors (they thought), is the kind of “October surprise” that we have come to expect from the left at these final days of a presidential election. Judging by what we’ve seen in past campaigns, it will...
  • GOP POLLSTER FRANK LUNTZ: Trump is 'back in the race'

    10/09/2016 9:37:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    Business Insider ^ | October 10, 2016 | Pamela Engel
    Republican pollster Frank Luntz said Donald Trump is back in the game after a strong performance at Sunday night's debate. "I may have made a mistake in writing off Trump," Luntz tweeted after the second presidential debate. "After talking with voters tonight, he's back in this race." Sunday's debate came at the tail end of the most tumultuous weekend of the Republican presidential nominee's campaign so far. Trump landed in hot water on Friday when a leaked recording showed him boasting about trying to sleep with a married woman and remarking that he could "grab" women "by the p---y" because...
  • Donald Trump Fires Back at Republican Critics

    10/09/2016 12:06:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | October 9, 2016 | Zeke J. Miller
    In the most beleaguered moment of his campaign, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is done trying to make friends in his own party. With his past comments about sexually assaulting women drawing widespread condemnation from Republicans, and a multitude of defections, Trump is rejecting pleas from Republican leaders to demonstrate contrition, as he turns his fire on those who are no longer comfortable being associated with him. In a series of tweets Sunday before he boarded a flight with RNC Chairman Reince Priebus and other advisors to the second presidential debate in St. Louis, Trump took aim at the growing...
  • “Trump Tape” Comments On Women Will Not Affect His Campaign

    10/08/2016 7:50:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Regated ^ | October 7, 2016 | Victor Smith
    Washington Post published a tape that had sound bites of Donald Trump speaking about his history with women that they claimed were edited. Trump Tape is a joke, a major issue with it is that nobody cares! More people are interested in the recently leaked Hillary Clinton emails that show her calling blacks and minorities “bucket of losers” as well as the now blatant collusion to take down Bernie Sanders. People have known Donald Trump is a ladies man, this is nothing new. It’s obvious the media has a vendetta against Trump. The issue with this is that it will...
  • Hillary Clinton’s Wall Street Speeches Have Leaked. No Wonder She Didn’t Want Them to Get Out.

    10/08/2016 6:12:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Slate's Moneybox ^ | October 7, 2016 | Jordan Weissmann
    Throughout the Democratic presidential primary, Sen. Bernie Sanders challenged Hillary Clinton to release excerpts of the paid, private speeches she delivered to Wall Street audiences following her time as secretary of state. She refused—which occasionally made things pretty awkward, since her resistance suggested the remarks could contain something explosive. Now excerpts of the speech transcripts appear to be out. On Friday evening, WikiLeaks released a trove of hacked emails belonging to Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta. These include a long missive from the candidate's research director, Tony Carrk, in which he flags portions of Clinton's remarks that could potentially trip...
  • Wisconsin voters disapprove of Trump's comments but are more upset that Paul Ryan disinvited him

    10/08/2016 1:49:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | October 8, 2016 | Seema Mehta
    Voters attending a fall festival in Elkhorn, Wis., on Saturday were disappointed — some downright hostile — that House Speaker Paul D. Ryan rescinded an invitation to Donald Trump to speak here after a recording emerged of the GOP presidential nominee making vulgar comments about women. “Paul Ryan sucks!” chanted Paul Anderson, who drove nearly an hour from Milwaukee to hear Trump speak. Holding a sign that said “Hillary Clinton is a criminal,” Anderson said he thought Ryan wanted Clinton to win the White House. “Donald Trump said some naughty words the other day. Oh, no, let’s disinvite him to...
  • The Latest: Melania Trump says she's accepted Trump apology

    10/08/2016 12:48:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The MIami Herald ^ | October 8, 2016 | The Associated Press
    The Latest on the presidential campaign a day before the second presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump (all times EDT): 3:06 p.m. Melania Trump is coming to her husband's defense, saying the vile words he spoke in an uncovered video do "not represent the man that I know." Mrs. Trump says in rare public statement that the words her husband used in the 2005 footage released Friday "are unacceptable and offensive to me."(continued)
  • Hillary Aide Mysteriously Emailed in 2009 That Clinton ‘Had a Disaster’

    10/08/2016 11:47:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    Mediaite ^ | October 5, 2016 | Alex Griswold
    In a 2009 email recently declassified and released by Citizens United, longtime Hillary Clinton aide and confidante Huma Abedin told a Clinton Foundation executive that there was an unspecified “disaster” involving the then-Secretary of State. ‘Where are you,” read the subject line of an email from the foundation’s Doug Band. “I’m with her, we had a disaster,” Abedin emailed back. “U?”(continued)
  • Leaked Email Shows Clinton Foundation in Communication With Comedian John Oliver

    10/07/2016 5:05:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Information Liberation ^ | October 7, 2016 | Paul Joseph Watson
    A leaked email from the personal account of Capricia Penavic Marshall, who worked under Hillary Clinton at the State Department, shows that the Clinton Foundation was in contact with comedian John Oliver as far back as February 2015. The hacked email, which was unearthed by the DC Leaks outfit, suggests some level of collusion between the Clintons, HBO and the British television host. As presenter of the popular HBO show Last Week Tonight, Oliver has made a name for himself with a series of anti-Donald Trump monologues, including one that made global headlines when he revealed that the Trump family...
  • WikiLeaks Appears To Release Hillary Clinton’s Paid Speech Transcripts

    10/07/2016 4:54:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Buzz Feed News ^ | October 7, 2016 | Ruby Cramer
    Clinton’s paid speeches to Goldman Sachs and other financial firms were a point of contention during this year’s primary. A hacked email to campaign chairman John Podesta, made public Friday, appears to show excerpts Clinton’s research team flagged internally, including remarks she made about Wall Street and other policies....
  • Trump apologises over lewd comments

    10/07/2016 2:43:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 283 replies
    Republican candidate Donald Trump apologises over video tape showing him making lewd comments about women This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version....
  • Trump supporters turn on man who espouses neo-Nazi views at rally

    10/05/2016 7:15:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    KITV-TV ^ | October 5, 2016 | Ashley Killough, CNN
    RENO, Nevada (CNN) -- A man who said he was representing the "alt-right" and embraced the label of "neo-Nazi" was shouted down by Donald Trump supporters at a rally here Wednesday night. Brady Garrett, 25, was holding up signs during the rally that said "Research Holocaust Revisionism" and "1488," the latter of which is a combination of numbers emblematic of Nazism and white supremacy. He was escorted out of the event by Trump security. Talking to reporters after the rally, Garrett said the United States needs "to put European Americans first" and disparaged Zionists. Garrett confirmed that he was a...
  • 4 Quick Takeaways From Last Night’s Vice Presidential Debate

    10/05/2016 6:53:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 5, 2016 | Mollie Hemingway
    Last night was the only vice presidential debate of the 2016 cycle. The conventional wisdom was that it would be boring and unimportant, but it turned out to be exciting and far more substantive than the presidential debate Lester Holt moderated last week. 1. Pence Crushed It Before the debate began, the Republican National Committee published a piece about how Pence had won the debate. Much was made of this mistake, but the RNC must have a psychic on staff, because Pence absolutely crushed it. He had control of the debate from the opening question to the final round. He...
  • Hillary Clinton is WAY overcompensating for Tim Kaine’s poor debate performance

    10/05/2016 4:45:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | October 5, 2016 | Chris Cillizza
    Hillary Clinton wants to make one thing very, very clear: Tim Kaine was GREAT in Tuesday's vice-presidential debate. So good. The best. He might have, in fact, added his name to the list of the world's greatest debaters — right there alongside Abraham Lincoln, Socrates and Winston Churchill. This is what's commonly known as overcompensating. Like if people say you are dumb, you try to wedge lots of big words into every sentence you write. That sort of sesquipedalianism is, of course, a tell for overcompensation. Witness the various reactions to Kaine's performance that Clinton and her aides offered throughout...
  • Libertarian VP candidate now focusing on preventing a Trump presidency (Naturally)

    10/05/2016 1:38:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    WCPO-TV ^ | October 5, 2016 | The Associated Press
    BOSTON — Libertarian vice presidential candidate William Weld says he plans to focus exclusively on denying Republican Donald Trump the presidency with the hope of helping rebuild the GOP after November. The former Republican governor of Massachusetts told The Boston Globe Tuesday he still supports Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson, but his top priority is defeating Trump. Weld has called Trump a "huckster."(continued)
  • Three Largest Police Unions in Colorado Endorse Donald Trump

    10/04/2016 10:06:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    People's Pundit Daily ^ | October 4, 2016 | Staff
    The three largest unions representing the three largest police departments in Colorado have endorsed Republican Donald Trump for president, the Denver Post reported. The Denver Police Protective Association, the Aurora Police Association and the Colorado Springs Police Protective Association on Monday announced their endorsements. Combined, the three unions represent more than 2,700 police officers serving communities in the crucial battleground state, which used to vote reliably Republican. However, years of immigration has essentially changed the demographic composition of the state, which Democrats hope to make more like New Mexico. In a news release, representatives from each union said “only” Mr....
  • Want to know why Trump’s winning Ohio? Drink a beer with ‘deplorables’ in Boehner’s old district.

    10/04/2016 7:08:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Washington Post's PostPartisan ^ | October 4, 2016 | James Hohmann
    THE BIG IDEA: MIDDLETOWN, Ohio—Many Washington elites, including Republicans, do not know a single person who supports Donald Trump. In this depressed industrial town in southwestern Ohio, it is hard to find anyone who says they are for Hillary Clinton. “I cannot tell you one person I know of who has said to me that they support Hillary. Not one,” said Chris Polleys, who cleans benzene pots at the AK Steel plant here. “I don’t understand how she’s doing anything in the polls. I see Hillary for prison, but there’s no Hillary for president signs anywhere. It’s just impossible for...
  • Donald Trump to favor in polls in mid-October market drop: McClellan Report

    10/03/2016 10:12:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    CNBC ^ | October 3, 2016 | Berkeley Lovelace, Jr.
    A big drop in the stock market in mid-October should mean a swing toward GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump in presidential election polls, according to technical analyst Tom McClellan. The path of Dow Jones industrial average gives us clues for what the presidential election poll numbers are going to do, the editor of The McClellan Market Report explained on Monday, which he says has predicted the outcome of the past four presidential elections....
  • 10% of Teachers Union’s Charity Goes to Clinton Philanthropy/(Bubba's crime foundation)

    10/03/2016 7:09:45 PM PDT · by drewh · 6 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 3, 2016 5:53 pm | Bill McMorris
    One of the nation’s largest labor unions continues to pour hundreds of thousands of dollars into the Clinton family’s controversial foundation. The American Federation of Teachers, or ATF, the second largest teachers union in the country with more than 1.5 million dues-paying members, made about $5 million in “contributions, gifts, and grants” from July 2015 through June 2016, according to its most recent labor filing. The union contributed $500,000 to the Clinton Foundation and Clinton Global Initiative, or CGI, between July 2015 and February 2016 in payments classified as donations to a “charitable organization.” The five contributions comprise about 10...
  • The Latest: Trump says Nov. 8, 'America's comeback begins'

    10/03/2016 2:56:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | October 3, 2016 | The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential race between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton (all times EDT): 5:09 p.m. Donald Trump is warning his opponents not to underestimate his ability to come back. He said he's come back from financial difficulties in the 1990s and predicted his struggling presidential campaign will similarly rebound. He says that on Election Day, "America's comeback begins." The Republican presidential candidate is recounting big financial losses from the 1990s in the context of surviving....
  • Michael Moore: ‘People Don’t Trust Democrats Anymore’

    10/02/2016 8:56:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 2, 2016 | Kaitlan Collins, entertainment editor
    Michael Moore said people don’t trust Democrats anymore. During an interview with Chuck Todd on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday, the filmmaker said the establishment has abandoned voters and argued that they may vote for Donald Trump out of frustration. “I don’t think people do trust the Democrats anymore,” Moore said. “How else does a socialist win 22 states?” “I mean, in my state of Michigan, Bernie Sanders won. If Hillary Clinton and the Democrats had a tough time with him, that should have been the red flag to everybody that there is a mood out there where people are...
  • 82% to 86% Correct predictor of who will POTUS...

    10/02/2016 6:53:34 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 21 replies
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  • Not a good week for a Clinton team that claims to 'go high' when Trump goes 'low'

    09/30/2016 6:20:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 30, 2016 | T. Becket Adams
    Hillary Clinton's surrogates have struggled this week to live up to the campaign's boast that it goes high when Donald Trump and his team go low. On Friday, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., joked at a campaign rally that no one in the world could make Trump attractive-looking. "A couple more thoughts about Donald Trump's appearance," the Clinton surrogate said at a rally in Coral Springs, Fla. "I'm going to keep those thoughts to myself for two reasons." "First of all, you could put all the fashion experts and stylists in the world to work for Donald Trump, and he...
  • Clinton campaign in ‘panic mode’ over Florida black voters

    09/28/2016 2:46:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Politico ^ | September 28, 2016 | Marc Caputo and Daniel Ducassi
    MIAMI — To kill Donald Trump's chances of capturing the White House, Hillary Clinton needs to win Florida. And to do that, she needs a big minority turnout. But Democrats are beginning to worry that too many African-American voters are uninspired by Clinton’s candidacy, leading her campaign to hit the panic button this week and launch an all-out blitz to juice-up voter enthusiasm. Bill Clinton, once nicknamed the “first black president,” embarks on a North Florida bus tour Friday in an attempt to draw African-American crowds. At the same time, Clinton herself will host events in Broward and St. Lucie...
  • Clinton feels the pressure

    09/28/2016 2:13:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 28, 2016 | Amie Parnes
    Hillary Clinton is feeling the pressure in the race for the White House — even after a strong night in the first 2016 presidential debate. Clinton has a huge staff advantage over Donald Trump, which should help her turn out supporters this fall. The Electoral College is tilted in her favor, and demographics are moving in the Democratic Party’s direction. She’s running to succeed a popular president who is firmly on her side, and the economy is strengthening. She’s also running against Trump, who has divided the Republican Party while alienating large groups of Americans. Despite all those advantages, Clinton...
  • AP-GfK poll: Voters question Clinton health despite reports

    09/28/2016 12:52:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | September 28, 2016 | Lauran Neergaard and Emily Swanson, The Associated Press
    The "stamina," the "look": A new poll suggests voters are buying in to Donald Trump's insinuations about Hillary Clinton's health. They're ignoring the medical reports. Voters — especially men — have more confidence that Trump is healthy enough for the presidency than Clinton, according to the Associated Press-GfK poll. It's a disconnect considering Clinton has released more medical information than Trump, and that outside doctors who've looked at the available data say both candidates seem fine. But it shows the political points Trump scored after the Democratic nominee's much-publicized mild case of pneumonia....
  • 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...