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  • Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon headlines 'Red Tide Rising' rally in Elma (New York)

    10/17/2018 9:33:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Buffalo News ^ | October 17, 2018 | Robert J. McCarthy
    Steve Bannon, the onetime close adviser to Donald Trump with wide appeal among the president’s supporters, will highlight an Elma campaign rally on Oct. 24 in a sign of the GOP’s escalating effort to excite its base and turn out the vote on Election Day. Bannon will appear with local Republican candidates at 4:30 p.m. at the Jamison Road Volunteer Fire Co, 1071 Jamison Road, according to organizer Michael R. Caputo. “It’s a ‘Red Tide Rising’ rally to get out the vote for all Republican candidates in the region,” said Caputo, an East Aurora political consultant and CNN commentator associated...
  • Now for Rent: Email Addresses and Phone Numbers for Millions of Trump Supporters

    10/13/2018 2:11:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    MSN News ^ | October 13, 2018 | Kenneth P. Vogel and Maggie Haberman, The New York Times
    Early in his presidential campaign, Donald J. Trump dismissed political data as an “overrated” tool. But after he won the Republican nomination, his team began building a database that offers a pipeline into the heart of the party’s base, a comprehensive list including the email addresses and cellphone numbers of as many as 20 million supporters. Now, consultants close to the Trump campaign are ramping up efforts to put that database — by far the most sought-after in Republican politics — to use, offering it for rent to candidates, conservative groups and even businesses. It is an arrangement that has...
  • As Suburban Women Turn to Democrats, Many Suburban Men Stand With Trump

    10/13/2018 2:31:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 13, 2018 | Trip Gabriel
    DUBLIN, Ohio — Robert Peters and George Fidelibus walked off the 18th green at the Golf Club of Dublin, then carried pints of beer to the patio overlooking the course, which was framed by $500,000 homes. Their conversation quickly turned to the president. “I’m feeling better and better about him all the time,” said Mr. Peters, 63, a retired engineer, who had once been cool to Mr. Trump. Mr. Fidelibus, 75, a retired banker in a Calloway hat, had also once been skeptical of the president’s bullying and lack of self-control. “I’m a supporter of Trump now,” he said “He...
  • Why Hillary should definitely run again and other comments

    10/12/2018 11:37:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The New York Post ^ | October 11, 2018 | The Editorial Board
    ---snip--- Political scribe: Run, Hillary, Run Hillary Clinton is all over the public eye these days, and National Review’s Kyle Smith thinks the message is clear: She “wants you to beg her to run for president in 2020.” So “on behalf of America,” his reply is, “please run again.” Fact is, “the Democratic Party she represents is exactly the one the country needs: foolhardy, inept, dismissive of reality, blind to appearances, deaf to lessons, alien to the heartland and contemptuous of the voters.” Her refusal to let go of her 2016 defeat, her “politics of antediluvian resentment and grievance, is...
  • Flake calls Trump supporters' 'lock her up' chants 'disturbing,' fears for future of GOP

    10/11/2018 9:34:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 11, 2018 | Nicole Darrah
    Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., said in a recent interview that he hopes somebody runs against President Trump in the 2020 election, and that Trump supporters' continued chants of "lock her up" — typically in reference to Hillary Clinton — are "disturbing." In his retirement interview with C-SPAN, Flake said the chants, which were sparked by Trump's campaign and have continued throughout his presidency, are more concerning than the controversial things Trump says. "The disturbing thing isn’t so much what [Trump] says anymore, it’s the cheers from people behind him and the chants of, 'Lock her up!' for example that’s just...
  • Feminist Writer on Kavanaugh Supreme Court Fight: Divorce Your Republican Husbands

    10/08/2018 8:03:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Townhall ^ | October 8, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Some people had trouble with the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. For left-wingers, it was another episode of Meltdown Theater. Judge Kavanaugh was confirmed by a 50-48 vote on Saturday, but the road to get here was insanely bumpier than originally projected. Three sexual misconduct allegations—all without evidence or corroborating witnesses—opened the door for Democrats, who dropped these allegations at the last minute, to execute one of the most vicious character assassination campaigns in recent memory. If they couldn’t block him, they were going to destroy his life, his family, and his reputation. All I can say is I...
  • Bill and Hillary Clinton are going on tour in 2018, 2019

    10/08/2018 4:18:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | October 8, 2018 | Dan Merica
    Bill and Hillary Clinton are going on tour. The Clintons announced on Monday that they would headline a series of live events together -- billed "An Evening with The Clintons" -- across the country in the final weeks of 2018 and into 2019. The tour will provide the Democratic stalwarts with a notable platform weeks after the consequential 2018 midterm elections and deep into 2019, when a number of Democrats will be jockeying for positions in the fight to be the party's standard bearer against President Donald Trump in 2020. The events, which are being produced by tour promoter Live...
  • Schumer calls on Kavanaugh to withdraw from Supreme Court confirmation process

    09/26/2018 11:38:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    Vox ^ | September 26, 2018 | Li Zhou
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer thinks it’s time for Brett Kavanaugh to withdraw from the Supreme Court confirmation process. If he won’t, Schumer called for Republicans to press pause on Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination in the wake of explosive new allegations of sexual misconduct that emerged against him on Wednesday. “I strongly believe Judge Kavanaugh should withdraw from consideration. If he will not, at the very least, the hearing and vote should be postponed while the FBI investigates all of these allegations,” said Schumer in a statement released on Wednesday. “If our Republican colleagues proceed without an investigation, it would...
  • Hillary Clinton: Trump will 'wholesale fire people' after midterm election

    09/18/2018 10:29:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 19, 2018 | Dennis Romero
    Clinton says Trump supporters don't "fully appreciate what is potential under this presidency." Hillary Clinton predicted Tuesday that President Donald Trump will "wholesale fire people" in the White House and become increasingly unaccountable, if Democrats don't check his power by winning a majority of seats in the House or Senate in the November midterm elections. Clinton made the remarks during the former secretary of state's appearance on MSNBC's "The Rachel Maddow Show." "What I worry about, Rachel, is that after this election this president is going to wholesale fire people," Clinton said. " ... And if we [Democrats] don’t have...
  • Hillary Clinton in blistering new attack on Trump: 'Our democracy is in crisis'

    09/17/2018 2:32:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 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 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...
  • The Democrat Who Could Lead Trump’s Impeachment Isn’t Sure It’s Warranted

    09/12/2018 7:05:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | September 10, 2018 | Russell Berman
    If the House flips, Representative Jerry Nadler would head the committee that could try to oust the president. But he’ll have to be convinced first. BROOKLYN—“Right now, I don’t want to talk about it,” Jerry Nadler told his curious, concerned constituent. “We don’t want to talk about it.” The man positioned to lead the House of Representatives’ impeachment effort against President Donald Trump next year was holding court on a suffocating early August afternoon outside a Walgreens in the Brooklyn half of his New York City congressional district. This was a “Congress on Your Corner” event, and the 71-year-old Nadler—dressed...
  • 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...
  • Long-shot Gillibrand opponent welcomes unexpected shout-out from Trump (New York)

    08/31/2018 1:49:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    WRVO-FM ^ | August 31, 2018 | Ellen Abbott
    A shout-out from President Trump has given a boost to a long-shot hopeful in the New York Senate race. Republican Chele Farley has a decidedly uphill battle in her race against Democrat incumbent Kirsten Gillibrand. Polls conducted earlier this summer have Gillibrand, running for her second full term in the Senate, ahead of Farley by an average of 29 points. So Farley was pleased when Trump called out her name at a Utica fundraiser earlier this month. "I want to thank Shell Farley," Trump said. "Good luck.” “It was unexpected," Farley said. "But I was very happy that he talked...
  • Viola Davis: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is the One to Fix Race Relations

    08/27/2018 12:30:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    TMZ ^ | August 26, 2018
    Viola Davis has one person in mind when it comes to improving race relations in the country -- and she's a new, young face in politics who could soon be in congress. We got the 'How to Get Away with Murder' star Sunday at LAX and asked who she thought might be the next champion of our time, especially when it comes to easing racial tensions ... which seem to be at a bit of a boiling point lately. She nominates Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who just won the Democratic primary in New York and earned a spot on the midterm election...
  • NY Governor Says ‘Slick Salesman’ Trump Has Fooled The County But Not His State

    08/19/2018 9:38:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    KCAL-TV ^ | August 19, 2018 | The Associated Press
    In a searing speech from the pulpit of a black church, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo told a Brooklyn congregation on Sunday that Donald Trump is a “slick salesman” who fooled many people in this country, but the Democrat said the Republican president hasn’t fooled New Yorkers. Cuomo spoke at Brooklyn’s First Baptist Church of Crown Heights after a week of criticism for saying America “was never that great” during a bill signing. New York Republicans have demanded he apologize, and Trump tweeted that Cuomo was having a “total meltdown.” The governor seemed to counter what many observers considered a...
  • Commentary: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez becomes the Sarah Palin of the Left (Not meant as a compliment)

    08/16/2018 2:12:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 13, 2018 | Michael Graham
    If you're one of the many American progressives cheering on the performance of your new political rock star, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, look around: Many of the people cheering with you are Republicans. Ocasio-Cortez's 14-point victory over 10-term incumbent Democrat Joe Crowley was certainly impressive. Her performance since then? Not so much. The GOP have branded her a gaffe machine, Democrats on Capitol Hill her urging her "to do things differently," and her stumbling media appearances have sparked references to the "P" word: "Palin." Yes, it's that bad. There's a lot to like about the bold, outspoken battler from the Bronx who,...
  • Hot dog executive to host fundraiser for Trump in Hamptons

    08/14/2018 11:29:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 14, 2018 | Brett Samuels
    President Trump is expected to attend a fundraiser on Friday in the Hamptons hosted by the chairman of Nathan's Hot Dogs, Bloomberg reports. Howard Lorber, who oversees the hot dog empire and a Manhattan real estate firm, will host a fundraiser to benefit Trump's reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee (RNC), sources told the outlet. Bloomberg reported that Trump will attend a roundtable with supporters and a luncheon at Lorber's home in Southampton, which is roughly 90 miles from Manhattan. Trump tapped Lorber in August 2016 to serve as an economic adviser to his presidential campaign. The two men...
  • Trump in 2020?

    08/14/2018 8:13:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Arca Max ^ | August 9, 2018 | Susan Estrich, Dukakis Campaign Manager
    Media outlets this week are all over a new Pew study that finds, the headlines promise, that President Trump's support is not quite as broad and not quite as happy as his stunningly stable approval rating might suggest. But what's striking from the numbers, at least as far as I can see, is not how much support Trump has lost but how, given the daily barrage of tweets and countertweets; ugly chants and ugly corruption trials (his campaign chairman); intense criticism in the media; all-out war in Congress; and foreign policy flubs and domestic failures, much remains firm, and how...
  • Trump to visit Fort Drum; protests underway (Upstate New York)

    08/13/2018 10:27:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    WCAX-TV ^ | August 13, 2018
    FORT DRUM, N.Y. (WCAX) President Trump is visiting New York's North Country today as part of a trip to Fort Drum. Congresswoman Elise Stefanik in a tweet invited the president to Fort Drum last week. The past three presidents have all visited the post. As part of the visit, the president will sign a defense spending bill. No other stops are listed in in itinerary. Air Force One is expected to land at 1 p.m. in Morristown. The President will then head to Wheeler-Sack Army Air Field in Fort Drum. Our Kelly O'Brien will have the latest on the president's...