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  • Maxine Waters Suggests “Knocking Off” Trump Then “Going After” Pence

    09/17/2018 6:57:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | September 17, 2018 | Kemberlee Kaye
    “There are those who say, ‘What if we get rid of him? Then we’ve got that Vice President and he’ll be worse.’ I say knock off the first one and then go after the second one. We have the power.” You can always count on Rep. Maxine Waters to give away the plans to destroy Trump’s presidency and administration. The latest of which occurred Friday and included a suggestion to “knock off” Trump, which was greeted with applause and cheers. The National Newspaper Publishers Association gave Waters a National Leadership Award and Waters used her platform to trash Trump. Watch:...
  • Hillary Clinton in blistering new attack on Trump: 'Our democracy is in crisis'

    09/17/2018 2:32:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | September 17, 2018 | Ed Pilkington in New York
    Hillary Clinton has unleashed a blazing attack on Donald Trump, accusing the man who beat her in 2016 in the race for the White House of cruelty, negligence, corruption, dishonesty, racism and malevolence that have combined to put democracy in America into crisis. In an afterword to the new paperback edition of her book on her 2016 presidential election defeat, What Happened, Clinton makes her most excoriating takedown yet of Trump’s character and actions since he took office. The essay, published on Monday by the Atlantic, accuses the sitting president of undermining basic democratic values and positioning himself as a...
  • Michael Moore Thinks Donald Trump Or ‘One Of His Minions’ Wrote Anonymous NYT Op-Ed

    09/16/2018 9:04:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | September 16, 2018 | Hayley Miller
    The “Fahrenheit 11/9” director also said Americans should expect the “evil genius” to be re-elected in 2020. Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore said he believes President Donald Trump either wrote or directed one of his staffers to write the anonymous Op-Ed in The New York Times that described an alleged “resistance” effort within his administration. “Trump or one of his minions wrote it,” Moore told CNN in an interview published Sunday. “He’s the master distractor. He’s the king of the misdirect. If we have learned anything by now, it’s that he does things to get people to turn away.” He continued:...
  • Dianne Feinstein, What in the Hell Were You Thinking?

    09/15/2018 9:14:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | September 14, 2018 | Michael Tomasky
    Brett Kavanaugh stands accused of sexually assaulting a high school classmate. And Feinstein seems to have concluded that the public didn’t need to know this. First of all, what in blazes was Dianne Feinstein thinking? It was late July when she got that letter from a female constituent alleging that Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were in high school. And only this week did she bother to share it with her Democratic Judiciary Committee colleagues? And not only that. According to Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer’s explosive New Yorker piece posted Friday morning, those colleagues got wind of...
  • Omarosa: Hillary Clinton Was 'Robbed' in 2016 and 'I Was a Co-conspirator'

    09/15/2018 6:37:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    Newsweek ^ | September 11, 2018 | Harriet Sinclair
    Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman has said that Hillary Clinton was “robbed” in the 2016 presidential election, describing herself as a “co-conspirator” in what happened. In an interview with The View on Monday, the ex-Apprentice contestant spoke about her time in the White House and the recordings she made of President Donald Trump while she worked with him. “You know, Hillary Clinton was robbed,” Manigault Newman told The View’s panel, hosted by Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin, and Abby Huntsman. “And I was…a co-conspirator in that robbery.” Speaking about Clinton, Manigault played a recording she said was...
  • President Trump to rally in Las Vegas, Sept. 20

    09/14/2018 11:56:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    KSNV-TV ^ | September 14, 2018 | Ashley Forest|
    LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — President Donald Trump will be making a stop in Las Vegas next week. He will be speaking at a "Make America Great Again" rally on Thursday, Sept. 20. The rally will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Doors are open to the general public at 4 p.m. The president is expected to speak around 7 that evening. This is the eleventh rally that President Trump has held in Nevada and the seventh rally in the Las Vegas area since he first began his race for president in June 2015.
  • Michael Avenatti Is Winning the 2020 Democratic Primary

    09/14/2018 7:05:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Politico ^ | September 14, 2018 | Bill Scher
    One month ago, Michael Avenatti—the Stormy Daniels lawyer, Donald Trump antagonist, and yes, potential 2020 presidential candidate—spoke at an Iowa Democratic Party fundraiser and declared to a cheering crowd that there was “no greater question facing our party and our nation” than “how” Democrats fight. He chastised Democrats for having “a tendency to bring nail clippers to a gun fight” when they should be fighting “fire with fire.” Avenatti is the lead storm chaser in a little-noticed front in the 2020 Democratic presidential campaign: Who can out-Trump the sitting president by going the furthest to break procedural “norms”? Even if...
  • If You’re Hoping Trump Will Be Impeached, Be Careful What You Wish For

    09/14/2018 4:43:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | September 14, 2018 | David S. Cohen
    Are you rooting hard for President Trump to be impeached and removed from office? Or, as the anonymous New York Times op-ed last week discussed, hoping there will be an invocation of the (completely unrealistic) 25th Amendment? Or better yet, for him to hang his head in shame and resign? If so, you’re certainly not alone, as every passing day there is new reason to doubt Trump’s competence and evidence linking him to criminal behavior is piling up. But there’s a huge risk: If Trump vacates the office, we could face almost 10 years of President Mike Pence. Is that...
  • Chelsea Clinton: It would be 'un-Christian' to go back to pre-Roe era

    09/13/2018 6:48:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 13, 2018 | Naomi Lim
    Chelsea Clinton said that it would be "un-Christian" to roll back abortion protections granted by the U.S. Supreme Court in Roe v. Wade. “When I think about all of the statistics, that are painful, of what women are confronting today in our country, and what even more women confronted pre- Roe, and how many women died, and how many more women were maimed because of unsafe abortion practices, we just can’t go back to that," Clinton said during a SiriusXM Progress Town Hall clip uploaded Thursday. "That’s unconscionable to me. And also, I’m sure that this will unleash another wave...
  • Jimmy Carter: To beat Trump, Dems cannot scare off moderates

    09/11/2018 7:22:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    KIRO-TV ^ | September 11, 2018 | Bill Barrow, The Associated Press
    Former President Jimmy Carter is cautioning Democrats that their path to defeating President Donald Trump depends on independents and moderates. Speaking at his presidential center in Atlanta on Tuesday, Carter said U.S. policies on immigration, the environment and human rights will not improve while Trump is in office. Carter also noted polls showing independents souring on the Republican administration....
  • Michael Moore Swipes Microphone From David Hogg After He Asks Canadians To Vote In U.S. Elections

    09/11/2018 8:52:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | September 10, 2018 | Tim Hains
    Gun control activist David Hogg joined activist Michael Moore in Canada for the premiere of his anti-Trump film "Fahrenheit 11/9." "I have a question for you guys: Who's ready to save America? Who's ready to make America the country we say it is on paper and make it the actual country that it wants to be?," Hogg asked the Canadian crowd. "I think the most important thing to realize, however, is the problems we face as a country, whether it be water in Flint, Michigan or the amount of mass incarceration of people of color that can't vote." "In Florida,...
  • Hillary Clinton lost to Donald Trump because Democrats were too inclusive: Study

    09/10/2018 2:07:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    Money Control ^ | September 10, 2018 | The Press Trust of India
    The study, published in the journal Leadership, suggests that the Republicans viewed Trump as strongly representing what they stand for creating party unity and success in the election. Hillary Clinton may have lost out to Donald Trump in the 2016 US presidential elections because the Democrats were too willing to welcome others with differing views into their party, a study has found. The study, published in the journal Leadership, suggests that the Republicans viewed Trump as strongly representing what they stand for creating party unity and success in the election. However, Democrats' greater inclusiveness and willingness to integrate members of...
  • Kavanaugh views Trump as an ‘oligarch,’ Feinstein says

    09/10/2018 1:34:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 10, 2018 | Lukas Mikelionis
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., on Sunday put pressure on two female Republican senators to vote against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, saying the nominee views the president as an “oligarch” who cannot be charged or investigated for crimes. “The president believes he is above the law. And this nominee believes this president cannot be investigated, cannot be tried,” Feinstein said at the Year of the Woman luncheon at a Santa Barbara hotel held by the Democratic Women of Santa Barbara County, the Los Angeles Times reported. The senator stressed that the confirmation of Kavanaugh depends on two Republican votes –...
  • Obama tries to demonize Trump voters, following Hillary's losing strategy

    09/07/2018 6:04:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 7, 2018 | Kayleigh McEnany, RNC Spokeswoman
    Former President Obama gave the nation some insights into the Democratic Party’s midterm election strategy Friday with a political speech demonizing Americans who elected Donald Trump as president and doubling down on the failed liberal ideology that devastated our economy. In a moment reminiscent of Hillary Clinton’s outrageous characterization of Trump voters as “deplorable” and “irredeemable,” President Obama said: “I have to say this … Over the past few decades, the politics of division and resentment and paranoia has unfortunately found a home in the Republican Party.” Labeling the 63 million Trump voters as “deplorable” and “irredeemable” didn’t work out...
  • Jeb Bush: 'I don't know' if I'd ever run again, but I'd never do what Trump did to get elected

    09/06/2018 10:53:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 133 replies
    CNBC Politics ^ | June 7, 2018 | Matthew J. Belvedere
    Jeb Bush, who unsuccessfully ran for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016, told CNBC on Thursday he feels like a "fish out of water" in the current state of divisiveness in America. Asked if he'd ever consider running for president again, the 66-year-old former Florida governor said: "I don't know. I love policy. I love my country. But this political environment right now, I'm not suited for. To be honest with you. I'm a fish out of water. I can't imagine having to attack someone to make yourself look strong." In the "Squawk Box" interview, Bush said he did not...
  • No, anonymous Trump official, you're not 'part of the resistance.' You're a coward

    09/06/2018 10:12:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Santa Maria Times ^ | September 6, 2018 | Jessica Roy, Los Angeles Times
    A New York Times op-ed allegedly written by a senior Trump administration official has set the internet ablaze. Its headline: "I am part of the resistance inside the Trump administration." Its premise: A group of Trump appointees is working from the inside to stop the president from fulfilling the parts of his agenda they disagree with. Obviously, the writer and other like-minded higher-ups are not part of the "resistance" that's marching in the streets protesting. The piece suggests America is currently under a "two-track presidency." If President Donald Trump wants to do something the people in his administration think is...
  • Polls Are Just More Media Propaganda

    09/06/2018 2:17:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | September 6, 2018 | Brian C. Joondeph
    Election season is upon us again, two years after one of the wildest roller coaster political campaigns in recent memory. This time it’s Congress on the ballot, not Donald Trump versus Hillary Clinton. Yet President Trump is still on the ballot – his agenda, his policies, his future. If Democrats win the House, we can expect Trump’s economic plans to be put on hold. Aside from the unlikely prospect of impeachment, Democrats will use every congressional committee under their control to investigate the president and his officials. Endless hearings, subpoenas and media coverage will have the Trump administration spending every...
  • Gov. Bryant: Transgender People Do Not Deserve Hiring Protections

    09/06/2018 12:31:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Jackson Free Press ^ | September 6, 2018 | Ashton Pittman
    Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant joined 15 other Republican leaders across the country in signing a brief that asks the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that the 1964 Civil Rights Act does not protect transgender people and that employers have the right to fire them for their gender identity. #The amicus brief comes after lawyers from the Alliance Defending Freedom asked the Supreme Court to hear an appeal of a ruling by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. In the ruling, the court decided a Michigan employer—a devout Christian—violated an employee's Title VII protections by firing her after she disclosed...
  • Nearly a third of Americans say Trump acted illegally during the 2016 campaign

    09/06/2018 10:09:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | September 6, 2018 | Grace Sparks
    Three-in-10 Americans say they believe that President Donald Trump did something illegal regarding Russian involvement with his presidential campaign and 31% say he did something illegal regarding payments to two women to keep them from publicizing their alleged affairs before the 2016 election according to a new poll out by Gallup. A quarter of people say President Trump did something unethical when it comes to Russian meddling in the election. While those who believe he has done something illegal increased since August 2017 (up four percentage points), those who say he's done something unethical has gone down by 10 percentage...
  • 'Deaths of despair' in rural America helped Trump win presidency, study finds

    09/05/2018 8:12:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    CNBC Politics ^ | September 4, 2018 | Emma Newburger
    Ever since Donald Trump's improbable political rise, many have attributed his appeal among the white, male voter base to economic anxiety. Faced with unemployment and wage stagnation, these voters elected a president who promised to fight for jobs. A study published on Wednesday in the Journal of General Internal Medicine offers an additional explanation: declining health and rising death rates in rural Republican bastions helped tilt the presidential election toward Trump. "Changes in life expectancy were an independent factor in voting choices. Reduced health prospects are an important marker of dissatisfaction, discouragement, hopelessness, and fear — sentiments that may have...