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  • Clinton breaks her silence, sharply criticizes FBI director for not explaining renewed email probe

    10/28/2016 5:48:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Politics ^ | October 28, 2016 | John Wagner and Abby Phillip
    DES MOINES, Iowa — Hillary Clinton sharply criticized FBI Director James B. Comey and called on him to release more information about new emails that relate to the agency's probe of her email server after remaining silent on the issue for hours while campaigning here. "We are 11 days out from perhaps the most important national election of our lifetimes,” Clinton said at a news conference in Des Moines, Iowa. “The American people deserve to get the full and complete facts immediately.” Clinton had earlier in the day completed two campaign rallies in the state without making a mention of...
  • Democratic coalition files complaint against FBI Director for interfering in the election

    10/28/2016 4:46:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 28, 2016 | John Sexton
    That was quick! A PAC called the Democratic Coalition Against Trump has filed a complaint with the Department of Justice against FBI Director Comey. The complaint accuses Comey of interfering in the election. Here’s the press release: The Democratic Coalition Against Trump filed a complaint with the Department of Justice Office of Professional Responsibility on Friday against FBI Director James Comey for interfering in the Presidential election, following the FBI’s decision to open up an investigation into Secretary Clinton’s emails this close to Election Day. Federal employees are forbidden from participating in political activities under the Hatch Act. “It is...
  • Hmmm: Dem super-PAC making last-minute big spend in … Wisconsin?

    10/28/2016 3:54:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 28, 2016 | Ed Morrissey
    A few weeks ago, Wisconsin looked like a walkover for Democrats, in both the presidential and Senate races. Russ Feingold came out of retirement for a rematch against Ron Johnson, whose campaign-energy level had appeared to be flagging over the last year or so, and Donald Trump laid an egg in the state early. Democrats counted on flipping the state as one of their keys to a new Senate majority, and up to now have not appeared concerned with their progress. Now, however, a super-PAC is making a $2 million, last-minute jump to boost Feingold, raising questions about what Democrats...
  • Early Ohio Numbers Show Path For Trump, Trouble For Clinton

    10/28/2016 3:41:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 28, 2016 | Ted Goodman
    Early voting numbers in Ohio released Friday confirm that Democrat voters are not enthusiastic about their candidate, presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. The number of ballots cast in Cuyahoga County, where the city of Cleveland is located, is well behind the number of ballots cast by the same time in 2012. Cuyahoga County, which voted 68.8 percent for Obama in 2012, is one of the key Democratic Party strongholds along with Franklin County (Columbus) and Summit County (Akron). As of last Friday, voters in counties that were carried by President Obama in 2012 are requesting at least 4 percent fewer ballots...
  • Is Trump making a comeback? New projections show gains

    10/27/2016 8:20:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The MIami Herald ^ | October 27, 2016 | David Lightman
    A comeback for Donald Trump? Sort of, though Hillary Clinton is still way ahead in electoral vote projections. Two new nonpartisan analyses, though, give the Republican presidential nominee good news. CNN has moved Nevada and Florida from leaning Democratic to tossup, and the RealClearPolitics electoral map now has Hillary Clinton at 252 electoral votes, 18 shy of what’s needed to win. Monday, it projected her to have 272. CNN still has Clinton at 272. Clinton remains comfortably ahead of Trump in the electoral college outlook. CNN gives Trump 179 solid electoral votes, with 87 up for grabs. RealClearPolitics gives Trump...
  • Republican “Defeatism” About Trump Not Warranted By Current Polling

    10/27/2016 8:02:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 27, 2016 | Stewart Lawrence
    The electoral math for the 2016 election is crystal clear: Trump needs to carry the two battleground states that Romney lost – Florida and Ohio – preserve Romney’s slim victory in North Carolina, capture Pennsylvania, which Rom ney lost by just 5 points (largely by failing to compete there) and hold on to two prized Red States, Arizona and Georgia. If Trump can do this, he wins 273 electoral votes – 3 more than the majority required – and becomes the next president of the United States. How’s Trump doing? He’s regained his lead in Ohio, has reduced Florida to...
  • In Montana, Poll Shows Even Females Support Trump

    10/27/2016 1:49:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    KGVO-AM ^ | October 26, 2016 | Jon King
    The divisive presidential campaign between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton is putting political rifts between parties and genders on display across the country. There’s some agreement in Montana though, where according to the 30th annual Montana Poll conducted by students and faculty at Montana State University, both men and women prefer Donald Trump. “Trump is ahead of Clinton by 16 points,” said MSU Polling Director Dr. Nisha Bellinger said. “We have Trump at 43 percent and Clinton 27 percent. 37 percent of the females favor Trump as compared to 33 percent of females who favor Clinton. So Trump, as far...
  • African Americans Deserve ‘New Deal’ From Republican Party - Trump

    10/26/2016 4:33:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | October 27, 2016
    The 40-million strong African American community deserved "new deal" to transform their communities, safety and economic prospects as well as the future of their children, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump told a campaign rally in Charlotte, North Carolina. The city of Charlotte was the site of a mass-murder that shocked the United States last year when nine African Americans holding a Bible study in their church were shot dead. A young white racist Dylann Storm Roof is facing trial charged with the crime. "[It is time for] a new deal for black America," Trump said in on Wednesday. "I am...
  • Black Lives Matter leader DeRay McKesson endorses Clinton

    10/26/2016 1:40:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Top Black Lives Matter activist DeRay McKesson on Wednesday endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. "Clinton’s platform on racial justice is strong: It is informed by the policy failings of the past and is a vision for where we need to go," McKesson wrote in a Washington Post op-ed. Clinton hosted a meeting with McKesson and other Black Lives Matter activists in the fall to discuss the Campaign Zero plan to end police violence....
  • The Most Durably Democratic County In The Country Could Go For Trump

    10/26/2016 11:28:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Five Thirty Eight ^ | October 26, 2016 | Aaron Bycoffe
    In 2012, voters in Elliott County, Kentucky, came close to breaking a streak that, at the time, had lasted 136 years. Elliott County was formed in 1869, and since its first presidential election, in 1872, it had voted for the Democratic nominee every time — the longest span of any U.S. county. President Obama — like the previous Democratic candidates for president — won Elliott County in 2012, extending its streak. But the margin by which he won — 2.5 percentage points — made it, by far, the closest presidential election the county had ever seen, and the first time...
  • Romney Subtly Jabs Trump At Business Summit

    10/26/2016 10:59:11 AM PDT · by tekrat · 40 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 10/26/2016 | MATT SHUHAM
    During a keynote address Wednesday at the U.S. Chamber Institute's Legal Reform Summit, Mitt Romney made a series of subtle jabs at the Republican nominee on his business platform, in front of a friendly audience used to Republican business orthodoxy. After opening with a familiar refrain—“I get asked on a regular basis, boy, why aren't you running this year. I ask myself that now and then, too"—Romney delivered a speech that seemed to dig at a few of Donald Trump's policy positions without ever mentioning him by name. ... “I don’t think either candidate for president has said they’re going...
  • Gallup: Trump’s favorable rating among Republicans rebounds somewhat

    10/26/2016 9:15:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 26, 2016 | Allahpundit
    A nice catch by Nate Cohn this morning. Remember when Mike Pence called on Republicans to “come home”? Well, it seems some were already in the process. Follow the link and you’ll see that that’s Trump’s best favorability within his party since October 1st, which wasn’t long ago on the calendar but was ages ago politically. The “Access Hollywood” tape didn’t drop until a full week later. You’ll also notice that the guy hadn’t seen 70 percent since the Sept. 26 – Oct. 2 period. Not coincidentally, September 26th was the date of the first debate, which every scientific poll...
  • RNC Chairman Accuses State Dept. of ‘Cover-Up’ to Protect Clinton During Election

    10/26/2016 9:02:58 AM PDT · by tekrat · 9 replies
    Law ^ | 10/26/2016 | Chris White
    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus accused the State Department on Wednesday of delaying its response to the National Archives’ request for information about why it has only found a few emails belonging to a staffer who helped maintain Hillary Clinton’s private server.  The RNC chairman even seemed to suggest the delay was part of an intentional effort to protect Clinton during the run up to the 2016 presidential election. Documents obtained by ABC News reportedly show the National Archives sent a request to the State Department in July that asked for an explanation about the lack of emails from Clinton’s top IT aide Bryan Pagliano. The...
  • New Polls: Trump Gaining in Pennsylvania, Ahead in Florida and Ohio

    10/26/2016 8:51:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Townhall ^ | October 26, 2016 | Justin Holcomb
    Why is Republican nominee Donald Trump leading in two battleground states and nearly tied in another with less than two weeks before the election? Experts, analysts, and Washington, D.C. insiders lectured the American people on how this was not supposed to happen. According to a new poll, Trump maintains a healthy lead in Ohio over Hillary Clinton, 46 to 42 percentage points and in a Bloomberg Politics poll of Florida, Trump leads Clinton 45 to 43. In Pennsylvania, Trump continues to dwindle Clinton's lead where he is now within three points of the Democratic nominee. Florida and Ohio are must...
  • Trump has 2-point edge in new Florida poll

    10/26/2016 7:58:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | October 26, 2016 | David Wright
    Donald Trump has a 2 percentage point edge over Hillary Clinton in Florida, according to a new poll released Wednesday, as both presidential campaigns blanket the critical swing state in a full sprint to Election Day. A new Bloomberg Politics poll finds Trump ahead of Clinton, 45% to 43% -- well within the poll's 3.2 percentage point margin of error -- in a four-way race among likely voters. Libertarian Gary Johnson gets 4% support, and Green Party candidate Jill Stein draws 2%. For perspective, President Barack Obama won the state's 29 electoral votes in 2012 by less than a percentage...
  • Trump campaign manager: We are vetting people for Trump's cabinet

    10/25/2016 6:52:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies
    KQTV-TV ^ | October 25, 2016 | Daniella Diaz, CNN
    Donald Trump's campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said Tuesday people are being actively vetted for positions in the Republican nominee's cabinet to be ready if he wins the presidency. "Have you been actively vetting people as we speak right now for positions?" CNN's Wolf Blitzer asked Conway. "Yes, because we're going to win so we have to get ready to form a government," she said on "The Situation Room." "And along those lines we find many talented people who'd like to serve with Donald Trump (and) Mike Pence, and we're really happy about that." Conway added: "We're not doing it because...
  • Former Ted Cruz Delegate: Why I'm Voting for Donald Trump

    10/25/2016 12:59:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Chrisma ^ | October 24, 2016 | Bob Eschliman
    As a national security leader said to me, "Donald Trump's victory may not be the conservative movement's victory, but his defeat is America's defeat. His win gives us room to maneuver, while his defeat seems poised to end our liberties." As progressives erode and weaken what is exceptional about America, I worry we may not have four more years to spare. I fear we are sliding toward "the darkness" Ronald Reagan warned of when he said, "We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on Earth, or we will sentence them to take the first...
  • Trump fans lining up early in Tallahassee

    10/25/2016 11:28:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Tallahassee Democrat | October 25, 2016 | Jeff Burlew
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  • Why I'm (still) betting big on Donald Trump to win

    10/25/2016 9:45:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Fox News Opinion ^ | October 24, 2016 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Every mainstream media outlet in the country keeps saying Trump is losing badly. They say this as if it’s fact. And based on many polls, it does look that way. But so did Brexit. That was the vote for UK to leave the EU. No one anywhere in the establishment…or media…or any major politician thought it would pass. But it did. I believe this is our Brexit. And I’m putting my money where my mouth is. I’m betting big on Donald Trump to win the election. Here’s why. I had the honor of attending the presidential debate as a guest...
  • The evidence backs Trump: We have a duty to doubt election results

    10/25/2016 9:08:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 24, 2016 | Michael Dorgan
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump received widespread condemnation for his refusal to prematurely accept the outcome of the 2016 presidential election. Trump told moderator Chris Wallace at last Wednesday night’s final debate that he “Will look at it at the time. … I’ll keep you in suspense.” Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton warned Trump was “talking down our democracy” while The New York Times called it a blatant “contempt for democracy” and many others were infuriated that a presidential candidate would have the gall to publicly pronounce a distrust of government. In fact, these divine notions of American governance couldn’t be...
  • Mitch McConnell has gone silent on Donald Trump as Senate hangs in balance

    10/25/2016 5:21:19 AM PDT · by tekrat · 53 replies
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has never had much to say about Donald Trump. But lately, he has fallen completely silent. On the few occasions when the Republican leader has appeared publicly in his home state of Kentucky this month, he’s either avoided answering reporters’ questions, or explicitly refused to address the topic he acknowledged was on everyone’s mind: His party’s presidential nominee. At a local Chamber of Commerce event in Danville, McConnell twice instructed the crowd not to ask him about the presidential race “even though that’s what I know you all wanted me to talk about.”
  • Is Trump really losing? In this anti-establishment year, outlier polls could speak loudly

    10/24/2016 8:24:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | October 24, 2016 | Douglas Perry
    "We are behind," Donald Trump's campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, said Sunday on "Meet the Press." But are they really? Many of Trump's most ardent supporters refuse to believe the polling trend. And it is at least possible they're onto something. Data expert Nate Silver at puts Hillary Clinton's chances of winning the presidential election at 86.2 percent. The New York Times is even more bullish, insisting the Democratic nominee has a 92 percent chance of coming out on top. But while most polls do put Clinton comfortably out front -- some by double digits since a rash of sexual-assault...
  • Tim Kaine shrugs off WikiLeaks email threat

    10/24/2016 7:54:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | October 24, 2016 | Gretel Kauffman
    WikiLeaks has twice warned Tim Kaine that he might be in for a "surprise" – but the vice presidential candidate says he's not worried. Despite multiple warnings from the organization that has been steadily publishing stolen emails from Hillary Clinton's campaign manager John Podesta, Mrs. Clinton's running mate says he isn't threatened by the possibility of his correspondences going public, since he is a "regular human being" with nothing to be "overly embarrassed about." Nasty emails are "not my norm," the Democratic vice presidential nominee told the Associated Press on Saturday, adding, "I do have a temper so, I mean,...
  • Bernie Supporters Should Vote Trump Because Hillary Will Reinforce Dynastic Globalism

    10/24/2016 5:49:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 24, 2016 | Christopher Willard
    A vote for Hillary Clinton is simply a vote for an establishment insider, for politics as usual, and worse for a continuation of dynastic rule. When Hillary Clinton received the Democratic nomination, articles flooded the net from women who said they had tears in their eyes. I too had tears in my eyes. Not because I was a solid Bernie Sanders supporter who had hoped he would go independent. Not because Sanders seemed to put the Democratic Party ahead of ideas in a flat-out sell-out. And not because a woman was nominated as a major party’s nominee. (Margaret Thatcher, Angela...
  • Expert: Early Voting Underway, Trump Likely To Win Texas

    10/24/2016 5:03:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
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  • Mike Pence to GOP: 'It's Time to Come Home'

    10/24/2016 4:36:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 24, 2016 | Vaughn Hillyard
    SALISBURY, N.C. — With two weeks until Election Day, Mike Pence has squared up his message for Republicans: "Come home." The GOP vice presidential candidate repeated the line seven times at a campaign rally on Monday afternoon. Pence, who joined the ticket this summer to help win over hesitant conservatives, turned his eyes toward galvanizing the turnout of members of his own party. "I want to submit to all of you, it's time to reach out to all of our Republican and conservative friends and say with one voice: 'It's time to come home and elect Donald Trump as the...
  • 'We've got stuff up our sleeve': Trump's daughter-in-law hints nominee has an 'October surprise'

    10/24/2016 3:19:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | October 24, 2016 | Nikki Schwab, U.S. Political Reporter
    Eric Trump's wife Lara Trump, along with his foundation's vice president Lynne Patton, appeared this morning on 'Fox & Friends' Lara Trump talked about how tough October is in presidential politics, but said the Trump family had gotten closer because of the experience Donald Trump's daughter-in-law also hinted team Trump may have something damaging to throw at Hillary Clinton in the campaign's last days 'Well, there's still a couple days left in October,' she said, floating the idea that the Trump campaign has an 'October surprise' to use on Clinton Like Eric Trump, she suggested the polls may not be...
  • The Trump Monster Vote is Coming - 10-24-2016 (VANITY)

    10/24/2016 1:34:39 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 50 replies
    Trump Facebook ^ | October 24, 2016 | Self
    Something is going on !!!! At Todays Rally in Florida, over 23,000 watched live on YouTube and over 53,000 on Trump’s facebook page. Just checked again and his Facebook Page for this Rally has over 1,400,000 views and it’s only been over for 1 hour. The Naples rally has now over 2,100,000 views on his Facebook Page. Check out the Great Picture of Trump and Law Enforcement from the airport in Palm Beach By Contrast, Clinton’s rally (NH) earlier today has only 791,000 views on her Facebook Page.
  • Trump confounds many Republicans with last-minute push in Virginia

    10/24/2016 11:28:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Washington Post's Virginia Politics ^ | October 24, 2016 | Laura Vozzella
    RICHMOND — Republican Donald Trump, never short on campaign shockers, pulled one off Saturday simply by setting foot in Virginia. Trump’s rally in Virginia Beach, part of a renewed push here that included a $2 million television ad buy, flabbergasted political analysts and GOP strategists who’ve considered the swing state off the table for months. Trailing Democrat Hillary Clinton by double digits in the latest Virginia polls, Trump will dispatch key surrogates — his children — for series of visits to Northern Virginia this week. His campaign said Trump and runningmate Mike Pence will return to the state “a lot”...
  • Crapo says he will vote for Trump after all (Idaho)

    10/24/2016 11:17:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    KIVI-TV ^ | October 24, 2016 | Steve Bertel and The Associated Press
    Republican U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo of Idaho says he’ll be voting for Donald Trump after all. This, after Crapo earlier this month rescinded his endorsement of the presidential candidate. In a statement released Monday, Crapo says he will vote for Trump to keep Hillary Clinton from becoming president. “The choice we have is between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Given that choice, I will vote for the Republican ticket, Trump and Pence. We must elect a President who will appoint strong Supreme Court justices who will interpret the Constitution as it was written and who will help lead us to...
  • Ohio GOP leader backs Trump after state campaign dispute (Matt Borges again)

    10/24/2016 11:06:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    WTOL-TV ^ | October 24, 2016 | The Associated Press
    CINCINNATI, OH (AP) - Ohio Republican Party Chairman Matt Borges says he's voting for Donald Trump, whose presidential campaign in the swing state earlier denounced and cut ties with Borges after he openly criticized Trump. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Borges told GOP insiders in an email Sunday that he'll vote the Republican ticket, including Trump for president....
  • A Responsible Refusal From Trump (He Was Right To Withhold Judgment on Election Outcome)

    10/24/2016 10:35:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | October 24, 2016 | Peter Roff, Contributing Editor
    Ignore the phony outrage over Trump saying he might question the election results – candidates and supporters cry foul over them all the time. Invoking the spirit of Groucho Marx let me say the behavior of the mass media during this election has made it very uncomfortable for me to be a member of the club. For almost a week, the networks, the newspapers and the internet featured attacks on Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump over his answer to whether he would accept the results of the upcoming election. It's a foolish question, one he rightly refused to answer...
  • Emails Shows Clinton Campaign Discussing ‘Trump Swift Boat Project’

    10/24/2016 10:15:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 24, 2016 | Chuck Ross
    An email released on Monday by Wikileaks shows members of the Hillary Clinton campaign discussing a “Trump swift boat project” with a political strategist with longstanding ties to the Clintons. “I know you can’t look past Bernie and March primaries — but who is in charge of the Trump swift boat project?” Joel Johnson, the managing director of Glover Park Group, strategic communications firm, wrote in a Feb. 26 email to Clinton’s communications director Jennifer Palmieri. “Needs to be ready, funded and unleashed when we decide — but not a half assed scramble,” he added. Palmieri responded, sarcastically: “Gee. Thanks,...
  • IT’S NOT OVER YET! Trump actually now LEADING the race e according to the poll which has best record

    10/24/2016 7:44:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Sun ^ | October 24, 2016 | Danny Collins
    AN opinion poll that correctly predicted the last three US Presidents has announced Donald Trump is in pole position to win the White House. The Republican candidate‘s faltering campaign was widely seen to be in chaos with some pollsters putting him 12 PER CENT behind rival Hillary Clinton. But a IBD/TIPP survey has thrown the cat amongst the pigeons by declaring Trump to be on 42 per cent - two ahead the Democrat nominee. And far from being a maverick result, the company has a knack of picking the winning horse. The joint Investor’s Business Daily and TechnoMetrica Market Intelligence...
  • Trump Makes Subtle, Unexpected Push for Down-Ballot Republicans

    10/23/2016 6:15:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 23, 2016 | Ali Vitali
    NAPLES, Fla. — While Hillary Clinton is making an explicit push for Democratic down-ballot candidates, Donald Trump is taking a more subtle approach. Sunday evening in sunny Florida, Trump repeatedly pushed his supporters to help keep Republicans in control of Congress. Asking voters to cast their votes for him in 16 days, Trump said, "That includes helping me re-elect Republicans all over the place," adding that it would be "nice if they helped us, too, right? To enact my first 100 days." At three other points in the speech, Trump slipped in mentions of a Republican House and Senate as...
  • CBS: 24 Percent of FL Clinton Supporters Would Consider Voting Trump to ‘Shake Up Political System’

    10/23/2016 3:10:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 23, 2016 | Katie McHugh
    A CBS News poll surveying Florida voters found that almost a quarter of Hillary Clinton supporters would possibly consider voting for Donald Trump to “shake up the political system.” Pollsters, who released the results Sunday, asked Clinton supporters who had not already voted: “Even though you aren’t voting for him now, would any of these be reasons to consider voting for Donald Trump?” Of those who said they planned to vote for Clinton, 24 percent said “shaking up” political leadership in Washington, D.C. would be a reason to vote for Trump. Another seven percent said that “ending political correctness” is...
  • A message to American voters from Belgium

    10/23/2016 9:33:10 AM PDT · by bigbob · 7 replies
    Twitter ^ | 10-24-16 | LucidHurricane via twitter
    A European citizen shows that Trump is about more than just the USA.
  • Clinton’s WikiLeaks strategy: Doubt, delay, distract

    10/22/2016 8:11:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    McCatchy DC ^ | October 22, 2016 | Anita Kumar
    The emails are full of potential damage for Hillary Clinton. She weighed the political implications of policies. She is close to Wall Street. Her aides gathered information to discredit a woman who’d accused her husband of rape. So how has she so far remained largely unscathed by the unprecedented release of hacked emails? It’s one part a deliberate strategy of casting doubt on the authenticity and distracting from the content of the emails, one part fatigue by Americans who already have seen tens of thousands of Clinton’s emails and one part a whole lot of luck....
  • Will Professor Allan Lichtman's forecast on Donald Trump winning the presidency hold true?

    10/22/2016 7:37:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Blasting News ^ | October 22, 2016 | M.G. Singh
    The professor, in an earlier forecast, had predicted that Donald Trump will be the winner but he admits now that this election is testing his module. America is at the crossroads of an acrimonious election as the two candidates #Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton battle each other. As per the latest reports and Gallup polls, Hillary is set to win. She appears to be heading for victory, especially after beating Trump in all 3 debates. In such circumstances, the prediction of Professor Allan Lichtman that Donald Trump will be the winner has now to be taken with a pinch of...
  • Donald Trump’s Finest Hour

    10/22/2016 7:12:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | October 22, 2016 | Wlady Pleszczynski
    The common view is that there were three debates this year between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. But what about the bonus debate last night at the Al Smith Dinner in New York? It was probably Trump’s greatest performance. Funny, self-deprecating (within reason), and devilishly biting (in the best Johnny Carson roast tradition, which apparently is lost on all the usual suspects who afterward shrieked that Trump had gone too far again; but what else can you expect from a holy man like David Gergen?). And Donald brought the best out of Hillary, if such a thing is possible. One...
  • Las Vegas Oddsmaker Says Donald Trump Will Win

    10/22/2016 8:33:26 AM PDT · by bigbob · 28 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10-21-16 | Bill Still
    2:41 video Good morning, I’m still reporting on Las Vegas Oddsmaker Says Donald Trump Will Win A lot of you have asked why I’ve not covered the polls for several days. Well, the MSM polls have all fallen into line. Even the UPI State Poll is either right and Clinton is the sure victor, or they too have fallen in the grip of the Clintonistas. I’ll try to do a poll report very early tomorrow morning. But if it’s not up 7 am Pacific, then it won’t come out until noon PST. However, a California reporter friend of mine just...
  • Memo to the media: There's nothing revolutionary in Trump’s election results answer

    10/22/2016 6:42:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 21, 2016 | Jeffrey H. Anderson, LifeZette
    The third and final presidential debate highlighted Hillary Clinton’s support for partial-birth abortion, “open borders” (her words), and “free” college for all students whose families make up to $125,000. Yet Donald Trump is the extremist, in the eyes of the elite media, because he wouldn’t pledge to support the outcome of the election in advance. Such pledges, of course, are useless. In response to another Fox News debate question, Jeb Bush pledged in advance to support the Republican nominee, no matter who he or she was. Yet Bush is now opposing Trump. Moreover, it is hardly unprecedented for a candidate...
  • Real Clear Politics&Average Of All Polls.But How Many Pollsters Are Done By Democrats?

    10/21/2016 8:10:17 PM PDT · by Pence_Dispenser · 30 replies
    They say that most polls are done by left leaning groups/organizations.So does this mean that polls by CNN,ABC,NBC & New York Times are included? What about Monmouth? Who is running Monmouth?. It's just peculiar that the polls done by Democrats have Hillary up about 11 points when the more credible pollsters are showing a tie or a two point race. Guess we can agree that something just doesn't add up,and Trump should be ahead by at least six or seven points.
  • Trump wows the crowd in Newtown, Bucks County

    10/21/2016 7:31:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | October 21, 2016 | Caitlin McCabe
    Calling the movement he created "Brexit times five," Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Friday night spoke to a crowd of thousands in Bucks County, where he vowed again to jail illegal immigrants who reentered the country, to impose term limits for Congress, and to rebuild the "inner-cities of Philadelphia." Speaking in Newtown, a 0.6-square-mile borough where cow pastures are prevalent and neon Trump billboards dot the interstate leading into town, the candidate addressed the crowd for 30 minutes in a speech that offered very little that was new or surprising, and stuck to familiar themes, such as beating up...
  • Is Trump's claim of election rigging helping him make a comeback in the polls?

    10/21/2016 6:59:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The International Business Times ^ | October 22, 2016 | Harriet Sinclair
    Republican presidential nominee is continuing to narrow Hillary Clinton's lead on him, also topping several national polls, a turnaround from the Democrat's previous lead. In a four-way poll by IBD/TIPP Tracking including Gary Johnson and Jill Stein released on 21 October, Trump is leading Clinton with 41 points to her 40, while the same poll by Rasmussen Reports has Trump leading Clinton by two points, Real Clear Politics reported. A head-to-head race by LA Times/USC Tracking has Trump leading by one point on 45 to Clinton's 44 points, although a two-way poll by IBD/TIPP Tracking has Clinton ahead by two...
  • Trump: 'We'll no longer be the dumb people; we'll be the genius people'

    10/21/2016 3:15:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | October 21, 2016 | Tom Fontaine
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump told a frenzied crowd of more than 5,000 in Johnstown that polls are swinging in his direction and he's poised to solve a range of problems that he said are ailing Western Pennsylvania and the nation. “We're going to beat the system and we're going to un-rig the system,” Trump said Friday inside Johnstown's Cambria County War Memorial Arena, where most people remained standing, chanting and roaring with applause throughout the 45-minute speech. As for Johnstown, a town with a proud manufacturing history where Trump said one in three people live in poverty, Trump promised:...
  • Poll: Who will win the presidential election 2016 Clinton or Trump?

    10/21/2016 7:58:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Oxford Eagle ^ | October 20, 2016 | Staff and Wire Services
    As a tumultuous campaign nears an end, undecided voters across the country watched the final debate of the U.S. presidential race with a mix of skepticism and rapt attention Wednesday night. They were searching for clarity, and some found it. But others remained painfully undecided just a few weeks before the election, saying neither candidate won them over. Read below what undecided voters had to say after the final presidential debate and take our poll here and tell us: Who will (or should) win the presidential election 2016? Who will win the Presidential Election? Hillary Clinton Donald Trump “I heard...
  • Hillary seeks to 'decapitate' Trump campaign in historic bid to take Texas for the Democrats

    10/21/2016 5:24:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 99 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | October 19, 2016 | Nick Allen in Washington
    Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, has launched a historic bid to win the deeply Republican state of Texas in a bid to destroy Donald Trump's chances of becoming president. Mrs Clinton committed $1.5 million to begin running television advertisements in the Lone Star state, which is usually ignored by Democratic presidential nominees who have not won it for 40 years. Texas has 38 votes in the presidential electoral college, the second biggest number of any state after California. A candidate needs 270 to win. Targeting Texas amounted to a political "decapitation strategy" by taking the biggest Republican state....
  • 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...
  • Kobach calls Trump's stance on election results 'reasonable' (KS Sec'y of State)

    10/20/2016 4:52:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Daily Progress ^ | October 20, 2016 | John Hanna, Associated Press Political Writer
    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' top election official said Thursday that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump was justified in refusing to promise now that he'll accept the election results, even as the state party chief and a GOP senator on the ballot urged candidates to do so. Secretary of State Kris Kobach called criticism of Trump over his refusal during Wednesday night's presidential debate to commit to accepting the results "rather amusing." He said no candidate should concede if the race is close and there are questions about the count, citing the 2000 contest in Florida, decided by fewer than...