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  • Should We Reform the Electoral College?

    02/05/2018 9:04:48 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 67 replies
    Cato Institute ^ | March/April 2013 | Robert A. Levy
    Article II of the Constitution gives states broad authority to decide how their electoral votes are selected and divided among the candidates. In 48 states, the candidate who gets the most votes wins all of the state’s electoral votes. But the Constitution doesn’t require that rule. Maine and Nebraska have implemented district- by-district voting. One electoral vote goes to the winner in each congressional district, and the remaining two electoral votes are awarded to the winner of the statewide popular vote. Assume, however, that a state enacts a law giving all its electoral votes to the presidential candidate who wins...
  • You Can't Beat Something With Nothing

    11/03/2017 11:55:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | November 3, 2017 | By Katie Packer Beeson, Contributing Editor for Opinion
    The Democrats seem to enjoy gloating about the hot mess that is the Republican Party these days. Former GOP presidents warning the president about the people he surrounds himself with; sitting Republican U.S. senators calling the president unstable and unqualified; and a former GOP speaker of the house saying "there is no Republican Party. The president isn't a Republican." And Democrats' friends in the mainstream media have kindly created an echo chamber that makes them think that they are always right and the Republicans are a bunch of sexist, racist, whack jobs. So why aren't they winning? They must be...
  • Schumer: Trump's Asia trip a 'colossal flop'

    11/14/2017 9:52:35 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 14, 2017 | John Bowden
    Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) panned President Trump's 12-day Asia trip as a "colossal flop" Tuesday in a speech delivered on the Senate floor. Schumer said he had "never been more ashamed" of a president's actions abroad. "I have never been so ashamed of a foreign trip in my years. It's just inside-out," Schumer said. "We attack our friends and the people who have given us the most trouble, China and Russia, we [mollycoddle] — that is so bad for the future of this country." Trump has taken criticism for ignoring rampant human rights abuses while interacting with the...
  • Clinton calls for mental health to be taught in schools

    11/13/2017 3:11:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Crain's New York Business ^ | November 13, 2017 | Jonathan LaMantia
    Hillary Clinton today called on mental health professionals to create a standardized curriculum to teach middle and high school students nationwide about anxiety and depression. Mental health experts “need to come forward with a curriculum to the boards of education and the administration of school districts and just lobby like crazy to get those into teacher training, into school programming,” Clinton said. She was a panelist at a discussion at the Paley Center for Media in Manhattan hosted by the Child Mind Institute, a city-based nonprofit focused on adolescent mental health issues. In New York mental health education is already...
  • GOP keeps rolling despite Democratic advantage (Upstate New York)

    11/12/2017 3:40:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Buffalo Newa ^ | November 12, 2017 | Robert J. McCarthy
    On the face of things, Erie County appears as a most hospitable place for Democrats seeking office. Upstate New York’s largest metropolitan area boasts a strong Democratic tradition, unified party leadership and – most of all – 133,756 more Democrats than Republicans. But voters once again on Tuesday showed that anything can happen in Erie County. Despite the overwhelming advantage in Democratic registration, Republicans retained the three countywide posts of sheriff, comptroller and clerk. Granted, Lancaster-Cheektowaga voters in a swing district returned the County Legislature to Democrats for the first time in four years, and Democrats scored convincing victories in...
  • Donna Brazile Blames Clinton’s Health for ‘Basket of Deplorables’ Remark

    11/07/2017 9:00:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 7, 2017 | Brent Scher
    Former DNC chairman Donna Brazile says she doesn't think Hillary Clinton would have remarked that half of Donald Trump's supporters belong in a "basket of deplorables" if she was in "better health." Brazile reveals in her just-released book Hacked that she saw Clinton right before she made the "basket of deplorables" comment, and it was the first time she noticed "Hillary did not look well." Brazile "noticed her face was puffy," "her skin looked pale and papery," and "her eyes were glazed." She approached Clinton about her health before the speech and observed her to be "wobbly on her feet"...
  • Vanity - New York City & New Jersey lost-at-sea.

    11/07/2017 4:50:11 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 44 replies, New York City and New Jersey voters, blindly walk into economic stagnation, few good job opportunities, lousy government, sky high taxes and MS-13 thugs and murderers running free of the leash. Voters there....are really "Not-Too-Bright"!!! Ho-Hum, least they will get the "Low Life Democrat Treatment" they deserve. New Jersey Taxpayers just really love and adore the drastically high taxes they pay!!! LMAO!!!
  • Hillary Clinton: Donald Trump’s NYC Attack Response Played ‘To Our Worst Feelings’

    11/02/2017 9:07:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | November 2, 2017 | Lee Moran
    Hillary Clinton criticized President Donald Trump on Wednesday over his response to Tuesday’s deadly terror attack in New York. On the “Daily Show,” the former secretary of state slammed her 2016 presidential election rival for immediately looking for someone to blame in the aftermath of the horrific incident in which eight people were killed. Trump blamed the attack, where a man drove a rental truck down a bike path and struck several people, on the diversity visa lottery program. The program allowed 29-year-old suspect Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov to legally immigrate to the U.S. from Uzbekistan in 2010....
  • Hillary Clinton’s key aides still collect cash from campaign months after loss

    10/24/2017 4:25:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 24, 2017 | Douglas Ernst
    Hillary Clinton's White House bid may have ended with the presidential election, but paychecks issued by her campaign committee continue unabated for top aides. Third-quarter filings to the Federal Election Commission show key figures from Mrs. Clinton’s failed presidential campaign continue to collect thousands of dollars from Hillary for America. FEC documents viewed by The Washington Free Beacon reveal: FEC documents viewed by The Washington Free Beacon reveal: • Elizabeth Jones, the chief operating officer of Hillary for America, received $95,000 by the campaign in 2017. • Huma Abedin received $65,000 between mid-November to the end of June. Roughly $2,000...
  • America: Martin Guitar

    09/29/2017 10:13:36 PM PDT · by Djl3668 · 16 replies
    Vanity ^ | 09/29 | Self
    Martin Guitar in Nazareth PA Artisans working to ensure their craft, inlays etc., yet the sound of pure Martin is amazing! Please visit the tour and appreciate one of the true great American experiences!!!!!
  • Anthony Weiner Cries Because There’s Nothing Left For Him To Do

    09/25/2017 11:40:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Above The Law ^ | September 25, 2017 | Elie Mystal
    Weiner cannot be incarcerated for long enough to punish him for what he's done. Former Congressman Anthony Weiner (D – HELL), was sentenced to 21 months in prison for sexting an underage teen and asking her to perform sexual acts on Skype and Snapchat. The New York Daily News published a fairly arresting courtroom sketch of his sentencing: While “crying and grabbing tissue after tissue,” Weiner asked for probation for his crimes. From the NYDN: “I victimized a young person who deserved better,” Weiner said in court. “I am not asking that I be trusted … I ask you for...
  • Schumer tells crowd Trump’s ‘d---ed wall’ doesn’t represent US

    09/24/2017 2:25:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 24, 2017 | Olivia Beavers
    Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Saturday declared that the Statue of Liberty will continue to stand as the nation's iconic symbol of American immigration, "not that damned wall." "We are going to continue to have the Statue of Liberty be our symbol, not that damned wall," the Democratic lawmaker said during the Global Citizen Festival in New York City, seemingly referring to President Trump's proposed border wall. During the event, Schumer stressed that the importance of protecting foreign aid funding after Trump proposed a 30 percent cut to the foreign assistance package in his fiscal year 2018 budget. "We welcome...
  • 3 Democratic congressmen arrested at Trump protest in New York

    09/19/2017 4:45:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Global News ^ | September 19, 2017 | The Associated Press
    Three Democratic members of Congress have been arrested on disorderly conduct charges at a protest outside Trump Tower. U.S. Reps. Raul Grijalva, of Arizona; Luis Gutierrez, of Illinois; and Adriano Espaillat, of New York, were among a small group of demonstrators who sat down in the street on New York’s Fifth Avenue on Tuesday and refused to move. The lawmakers were handcuffed and led away. Police say they were issued desk appearance tickets and released. The protesters were demanding that Congress pass legislation protecting thousands of young immigrants from deportation.....
  • Iconic Wall Street bull statue vandalized by Trump protesters

    09/14/2017 1:02:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    CNBC ^ | September 14, 2017 | Fred Imbert
    A member of a group protesting President Donald Trump's rejection of the Paris climate agreement vandalized the iconic Wall Street bull late Wednesday. The NYPD told CNBC they found blue paint poured over the bull's head and a sash stating "Draw The Blue Line" around the "Fearless Girl" statue across the bull. "Draw the Blue Line" is the name of the group protesting Trump's decision. The protestor responsible, named Courtney Frances Fallon, told CNBC in an email she was "trying to cover New York City (and the world) with horizontal blue lines to represent rising sea levels for the UN...
  • NYC mayoral race 'between a progressive Democrat and a pro-Trump Republican,' de Blasio says

    09/13/2017 5:53:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    AM New York ^ | September 13, 2017 | Laura Figueroa and Matthew Chayes
    The race for New York City mayor kicked off in earnest Wednesday, as incumbent Mayor Bill de Blasio, fresh off his Democratic primary victory, traded barbs with Republican opponent Nicole Malliotakis at separate campaign events. De Blasio, who trounced a field of underdog primary rivals Tuesday by collecting 74 percent of the vote, addressed about two dozen supporters at his campaign headquarters in Brooklyn, where he called the upcoming general election a battle “between a progressive Democrat and a pro-Trump Republican.” Malliotakis, a state assemblywoman from Staten Island who voted for Donald Trump in the general election after endorsing Marco...
  • NYC’s First Lady Remixes ‘Reclaiming My Time’ As a Mental-Health Anthem

    09/11/2017 2:28:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Root ^ | September 11, 2017 | Anne Branigin
    Arguably, the only thing better than Maxine Waters’ skewering of White House weasel and Treasury Department Secretary Steve Mnuchin was the song it inspired—a gospel spin on Waters’ infamous remarks, performed by Broadway actor Mykal Kilgore that immediately went viral. It turns out that New York City’s first lady, Chirlane McCray, is also a fan of the song and its message. This past Sunday, which was World Suicide Prevention Day, McCray used the concept of “reclaiming my time” to urge viewers to take better care of their mental health. (TWEET-AT-LINK) In the public service announcement, McCray appeared opposite Kilgore, who’s...
  • Cuomo, Schneiderman slam Trump's 'cruel' plan to end DACA

    09/04/2017 1:28:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | September 4, 2017 | Elizabeth Elizalde, Chelsia Rose Marcius and Stephen Rex Brown 
    Gov. Cuomo and State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman vowed Monday to make President Trump’s threat of deporting Dreamers into a political nightmare. Trump is reportedly on the verge of ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program — but will delay enforcement of the revocation for six months to give time for Congress to act. The program, known as DACA, protects some 800,000 immigrants who entered the country illegally as children from deportation. Roughly 42,000 New Yorkers are Dreamers. “If he moves forward with this cruel action, New York State will sue to protect the 'dreamers' and the state's sovereign...
  • Trump Supporter: 'He Called For Unity, I Never Saw Obama Call For Unity'

    08/14/2017 8:28:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | August 14, 2017 | Brian Mann
    One of the things we've learned over the past year is that events like the violence in Charlottesville, Va., are often viewed very differently in different places. Places like rural white communities that make up President Trump's most loyal base. One such place is Mineville, N.Y., a tiny Rust Belt town in the Adirondack Mountains north of Albany, where on Sunday afternoon we found Christopher LaMothe sitting on a bench. In these small towns, events like what happened in Charlottesville are also portrayed differently in the conservative media. When Trump first responded to the deadly violence in Charlottesville, he blamed...
  • 'Our world is experiencing black Friday. It might be Hell for a while.' Prayer Hillary's pastor...

    08/11/2017 12:01:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | August 11, 2017 | Daniel Bates
    Hillary Clinton's pastor compared her defeat to Christ's crucifixion and a Trump presidency to Hell in a devotional he sent her hours after she lost, it was revealed Friday. The Democratic loser had received a daily prayer from the Rev Bill Shillady, a longtime Clinton family friend, throughout her campaign. But on the Friday morning after her defeat, he sent her a very different text - this time a full-on lamentation, he reveals in a new book and in a CNN interview. It compared her defeat to the crucifixion, and said: 'You, our nation, our world is experiencing a black...
  • Ahead of Trump’s NYC Visit, Melissa Mark-Viverito Says His Values ‘Not Welcome Here’ (City Council)

    08/09/2017 2:09:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The New York Observer ^ | August 9, 2017 | Madina Toure
    As President Donald Trump is set to visit New York City next week, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito says he may have the right to come but that his values are “not welcome here” in New York City. And she’s “ready” to join any potential protests that day. On Monday, while on his 17-day vacation at his golf course in Bedminster, N.J., Trump announced on Twitter that he is planning to go to New York City next week “for more meetings.” At the time, his spokeswoman said that they would provide more details “in the next day or two.” POLITICO,...