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  • Bernie Sanders is running for president — and his policies would have a huge impact on business

    02/21/2019 11:25:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    CNBC Politics ^ | February 19, 2019 | Jacob Pramuk
    •Bernie Sanders is entering the 2020 presidential race. •Sanders has supported policies such as Medicare for all, breaking up big banks, a $15 per hour minimum wage and free public college, all of which have gained more traction in the Democratic Party in recent years. •Out of all the 2020 candidates, Sanders would have perhaps the biggest effect on businesses and wealthy Americans.
  • Larry Hogan: The chance of Trump losing a general election in 2020 is 'pretty good'

    02/19/2019 11:31:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 100 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | February 19, 2019 | Naomi Lim
    Republican Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan predicted Tuesday President Trump may struggle to win re-election in 2020. "The issue I'm concerned about is he has a very low re-elect number, I think in the 30s, high 30s, low 40s. So the chance of him losing a general election are pretty goodRepublican Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan predicted Tuesday President Trump may struggle to win re-election in 2020.
  • Elizabeth Warren: Trump ‘may not even be a free person’ in 2020

    02/10/2019 7:56:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | February 10, 2019 | Sean Philip Cotter and Hillary Chabot
    U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren took her battle with President Trump on the road to the Hawkeye State, as the newly minted Democratic hopeful mused before a crowd of Iowans that the president “may not even be a free person” by the time the presidential election rolls around. The Bay State’s senior senator visited Iowa, an important early primary state, on Sunday, a day after making her 2020 bid official. “By the time we get to 2020, Donald Trump may not even be president. In fact, he may not even be a free person,” Warren told a crowd in Cedar Rapids....
  • Trump's skeptics pondering whether he deserves more credit

    02/09/2019 11:00:31 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Politico ^ | February 5, 2019 | NAHAL TOOSI
    Some are grudgingly conceding that Trump’s bulldozer mentality has pushed leaders to have difficult conversations — even if the byproduct is chaos. The authoritarian rule of Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela is in peril. Afghanistan could finally see a peace deal with the Taliban and a drawdown of American troops. North Korea has stopped its nuclear tests — for now. President Donald Trump is expected to tout these developments as major foreign policy wins during his State of the Union address Tuesday night, rebutting critics who say Trump’s main role on the international stage has been to bully American allies and...
  • Poll: Dems want 'electable' challenger who can beat Trump. Values come second.

    02/04/2019 3:34:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    NBC News ^ | February 4, 2019 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    Spooked by the 2016 election, Democratic voters say they want above all else someone who can beat President Donald Trump, according to a new poll Monday. The only problem is they disagree on how you beat Donald Trump. The poll from Monmouth University found that an unusually large number of Democratic voters are prioritizing "electability" over values as they begin to think about whom to support in their 2020 presidential primary. "In prior elections, voters from both parties consistently prioritized shared values over electability when selecting a nominee," said Patrick Murray, the director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute. "It...
  • Inslee urges Schultz not to spoil 2020 race; says helping Trump win is ‘inexcusable’

    01/30/2019 6:28:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 30, 2019 | Frank Miles
    Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is the latest influential force in Democratic politics who is revolting against former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz’s prospective presidential bid, insisting that an independent run unintentionally would help President Trump win another four years in office. “No one in America should give Donald Trump a helping hand to become re-elected as president of the United States,” Inslee told CBS News. “The devastation that that man could cause is profound and well-known.” “Do not help Donald Trump. That’s inexcusable,” he added. No third party or independent candidate has won more than 5 percent of the popular vote...
  • Howard Schultz Blames Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for His Decision to Run as Independent

    01/30/2019 6:33:58 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | January 29, 2019
    Billionaire former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz says he can’t run for president as a Democrat because he doesn’t like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s proposal to slap a 70-percent marginal tax rate on income above $10 million. Schultz revealed Sunday that he’s “seriously considering” running for president as an independent. In an interview with CNBC Monday night, he shed some light on why he feels he would not run as a Democrat: Because he could end up having to argue for massive taxes on the super-rich like himself. “I respect the Democratic Party. I no longer feel affiliated because I don't know...
  • Eric Trump: I want my father to declare an emergency at the border

    01/29/2019 8:14:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 29, 2019 | Katelyn Caralle
    Eric Trump said his father should declare a national emergency to build a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border. “I want him to declare an emergency,” Trump told Fox News Tuesday night. The president has said he will consider using a national emergency declaration to override congressional discussions and obtain the money for a border wall by executive action. Democrats proposed a bill, which was passed and signed, that temporarily reopened the government for three weeks while discussions continued over President Trump’s demand of funding for a physical barrier at the southern border. The president had scuttled a bipartisan spending deal...
  • Trump 2020 campaign manager hits George Conway: 'Think how bad of a husband you have to be'

    01/28/2019 6:45:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 93 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 17, 2019 | Emily Birnbaum
    President Trump's 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale on Wednesday lashed out at George Conway, the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, over a tweet in which Conway mocked Trump as a "laughingstock." "Think how bad of a husband you have to be to act this way," Parscale tweeted in response to Conway...
  • Trump campaign manager privately pushes President to hold firm on border wall fight

    01/28/2019 6:17:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    WTMA-AM ^ | January 28, 2019 | CNN News
    President Donald Trump’s campaign manager is pushing him to hold firm in his ongoing battle with Democrats over funding for a border wall with Mexico. Brad Parscale is making his pitch as Trump continues to negotiate with Democrats over border wall funding with the possibility of another government shutdown looming in less than three weeks. As part of his pitch, Parscale is presenting the President with internal data that shows voters in key swing areas believe a border wall or fence is needed. After the shutdown ended, Parscale commissioned a GOP firm to test the President’s job performance and his...
  • Trump campaign says president bolstered by shutdown

    01/28/2019 5:43:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Politico ^ | January 28, 2019 | Alex Isenstadt and Steven Shepard
    President Donald Trump’s political team has concluded that shutting down the government hasn’t damaged his 2020 prospects — if anything, they’re convinced it’s bolstered his standing in key electoral battlegrounds. Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale commissioned a survey taken during the final days of the shutdown that was conducted by respected GOP pollsters Neil Newhouse and Robert Blizzard. The poll, surveying 10 GOP-leaning House districts that Democrats won in the 2018 midterms, found that a plurality of voters blamed Trump for the shutdown. But a plurality of voters also supported his push for a border wall. Trump is expected to...
  • What would it take for Trump to get a primary challenge in 2020? [Kasich or Flake?]

    01/25/2019 12:24:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 25, 2019 | Paul Waldman
    The government shutdown has not been good to President Trump. Polls consistently show that clear majorities of the public put the blame on him. His approval rating has fallen since it began, with a new Post/ABC News poll finding it at 37 percent, with 53 percent blaming Trump and Republicans for the shutdown. Meanwhile, Trump and his administration seem determined to show that they don’t care about the fortunes of regular people, which isn’t helping. Nothing is permanent, of course. Trump’s fortunes could revive as all Americans come to realize just how fabulous a president he really is. But if...
  • Comerford files bill for Trump impeachment

    01/24/2019 11:45:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Daily Hampshire Gazette ^ | January 24, 2019 | Scott Merzbach
    Massachusetts could become the first state to call on the U.S. Congress to begin impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, if a resolution in the State Senate moves forward. State Sen. Jo Comerford, D-Northampton, on Thursday introduced the action that cites 10 legal reasons for drawing up articles of impeachment against Trump, including “cruelly and unusually imprisoning children and their families,” obstructing justice by firing and threatening to fire senior Justice Department officials, such as former FBI Director James Comey, and acting to interfere with the investigation into possible ties between his campaign and Russia. Comerford said in a statement...
  • Democrats Running in 2020 Will Have to Fight On Two Fronts—Trump and Their Own Party

    01/24/2019 9:09:50 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Newsweek ^ | January 24, 2019 | Peter Roff, Contributing Editor
    Nobody rang a bell. No one called out “And they’re off” in a mellifluous baritone over a loudspeaker as the bystanders cheered. Nonetheless, somehow, some way, somewhere between Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s announcement she had formed an exploratory committee and South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg tossing his hat in the ring, the race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination began. The field is heavy on fairy tales, from Medicare for all being a workable policy that won’t bankrupt the nation to it being possible to rid the U.S. economy of carbon emissions without any notable decline in living standards....
  • Republican Party to express 'undivided support' for Trump

    01/23/2019 3:17:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Star Tribune ^ | January 23, 2019 | Zeke Miller, The Associated Press
    SANTA ANA PUEBLO, N.M. — The Republican Party's governing body is set to offer its "undivided support" for Donald Trump and his "effective presidency," lending its backing to the president and his re-election campaign. The Republican National Committee's resolutions committee unanimously approved the measure Wednesday at a winter meeting in New Mexico, clearing the way for its passage before the full membership Friday. The expression of support comes as Trump's re-election campaign is taking steps to scare off any potential primary challenger in 2020.
  • Sherrod Brown, Amy Klobuchar score high on electability; Elizabeth Warren, not so much

    01/22/2019 7:35:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | January 2, 2019 | Harry Enten
    Now that the race for the 2020 Democratic nomination has officially started, one of the big issues that will likely come up is which candidate is the most electable. One way to find that out is to see how the different possible candidates have done in the past. Of course, it's difficult to compare candidates when they run for different offices in different years. There are, however, six potential 2020 Democratic contenders ran who ran for the US Senate in 2018. The big takeaway from those results: Sens. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Sherrod Brown of Ohio are above-average candidates...
  • Trump campaign pushes forward while shutdown drags on

    01/22/2019 12:07:06 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | January 21, 2019 | Betsy Klein
    One month since the start of the shutdown, the Trump 2020 campaign is chugging ahead with staffing and organization -- and even fundraised off the paralyzed federal government. But the shutdown may yet prove to be a drag on the campaign and help set the tone for the race, depending on how long it endures and how it gets resolved. The campaign's internal efforts have carried on as normal, in contrast to the chaos of a "rudderless" White House, as it was described by one administration official. "The campaign has more autonomy and direction than the White House," said one...
  • Stop Freaking Out About Trump’s State of Emergency Threats

    01/11/2019 9:08:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Politico Magazine ^ | January 9, 2019 | Zachary Karabell is a contributing editor
    Though betting odds had a 20 percent chance that Donald Trump would use his brief prime-time Oval Office address to declare a national emergency at the Mexican-U.S. border, he did not. Instead, he dedicated his time to a hodge-podge of lurid descriptions of violence juxtaposed to a plea for humanitarian aid. In no way does that mean the issue is settled, and a national emergency declaration remains very much in the mix as one way to break the logjam, appeal to the Republican base, reopen the government, and, oh, trigger a legal crisis. Just Wednesday, Trump claimed an “absolute right”...
  • Former New Mexico Gov. Martinez defends Trump's border wall

    01/10/2019 8:13:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Star ^ | January 10, 2019 | The Associated Press
    Former New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez defended President Donald Trump's call for a border wall as part of a deal to end the government shutdown and said Thursday "it's disgusting" not to call the situation on the U.S. Mexico-border a crisis. The Republican, who was the nation's first Latina governor, told Fox News that Democrats should come to the table and agree to Trump's wall in exchange to fund the federal government. "I think the president's plan is smart, and it's multi-faceted," Martinez said. "It includes a fence, but not for 2,000 miles."
  • Ocasio-Cortez: Trump Needs To Explain Why ICE Should Still Be Funded

    01/08/2019 10:23:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 9, 2019 | Mike Brest
    Freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez used her appearance on MSNBC — following President Donald Trump’s Oval Office address on Tuesday night — to demand the president explain why ICE shouldn’t be abolished. Ocasio-Cortez began, “No one should feel unsafe in the United States of America. And that includes our amazing and beautiful and productive immigrant community and moreover, the one thing the president has not talked about is the fact he has systematically engaged in the violation of international human rights borders — human rights on our border.” During the president’s speech, he explained why he felt the border wall was...