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  • The 14 GOP senators who voted against Trump’s immigration framework

    02/17/2018 7:00:40 PM PST · by entropy12 · 34 replies
    The Hill.com ^ | 02/17/18 06:10 PM EST | JORDAIN CARNEY
    In the end, 14 GOP senators rejected Trump's proposal, helping make it the least popular of the Senate’s competing measures.
  • Pelosi on Memo: ‘Nunes is Really a Stooge for the White House’

    01/31/2018 10:17:33 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 40 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 1-30-2018 | Nicholas Ballasy
    WASHINGTON – House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) a “stooge for the White House” due to his staff preparing a classified memo that reportedly alleges a controversial dossier was inappropriately used to renew a surveillance warrant against Trump campaign aide Carter Page. “The speaker has appointed somebody who's totally irresponsible, politicizing the process and really it should not be happening. For example, right now he's talking about releasing a document, releasing a document that is predicated on another document, that was put together on the basis of total misrepresentation. It's like the...
  • MA Democrats "Hall of Shame"

    01/18/2018 9:50:22 AM PST · by JobsFirstPAC · 9 replies
    Jobs First PAC ^ | 1/18/2018 | Jobs First PAC
    This is a great collection of some of the worst scandals done by Massachusetts Democrats over the last 20 or so years. We are looking for more submissions and additions - but this list is impressive.
  • The GOP Needs A Populist Reset

    01/03/2018 7:55:14 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 1-2-2018 | Fred Bauer
    Areas ripe for politically popular reform are infrastructure, health care, guest-worker programs, and finance. In 2017, Republicans used the following combination for domestic governance: Try to pass entirely conventional Republican legislation, such as the tax reform passed in December, while President Trump stoked cultural feuds (with Democrats, the media, the NFL, etc.) and issued executive orders. Based on the approval ratings of both the president and Congress, and given Congress’s failure to pass any major legislation other than tax reform, this strategy has not been a resounding success. Donald Trump’s victory in the primary was an omen that conventional Republican...
  • Report: Expect ‘Full Trump,’ Unchained, in 2018

    12/30/2017 7:22:36 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 22 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | 12-29-2017 | Matthew Boyle
    If you thought President Donald Trump was great in 2017, you ain’t seen nothing yet: wait until Trump 2018, a report from Axios’s Mike Allen on Friday morning argues. Citing multiple sources who have met or spoken recently with the president, Allen reports that those in the know in Washington should expect the “full Trump” in 2018—the president’s upcoming second year. “If you ask some close to President Trump what worries them most about 2018, it’s not Robert Mueller’s probe,” Allen writes under a headline saying to expect Trump to be “unchained” in 2018. “It’s that establishment guardrails of 2017...
  • Rep. Trey Gowdy: There Is A Hunger For Conciliation And Unity In This Country

    12/29/2017 8:18:53 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 99 replies
    RCP video ^ | 11-29-2017 | Tim Hains
    Republican congressmen Trey Gowdy joins former Rep. Jason Chaffetz and Rep. John Ratcliffe to reflect on the last year in Congress on FNC's 'The Ingraham Angle.' Gowdy, as the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, said he strongly supports Paul Ryan as Speaker but his fellow South Carolinian Sen. Tim Scott is the "best person in politics." "He and I are virtually inseparable," Gowdy said. Gowdy and Scott are currently co-writing a book about their "unlikely" friendship. "We have different views on some pretty serious issues, but we have just chosen to have a friendship some would call unlikely because...
  • Top House Republican: GOP May be 'Whistling Past the Political Graveyard' in 2018

    12/29/2017 5:08:52 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 19 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12-28-2017 | Bridget Johnson
    The former chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee cautioned today that his party is "whistling past the political graveyard" if not concerned about midterm elections. So far, 27 House GOP incumbents have declared that they're not seeking re-election, compared to 15 Democrats. "When the American people give you a majority, the control of the House, the Senate and the presidency, they expect you to do something with it," Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) told CNN, saying the party racked up "minor" wins until a major score with tax reform. "And I think over time that will help us a great...
  • The Memo: Five Republicans who could primary Trump in 2020

    12/28/2017 6:36:20 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 93 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12-27-2017 | Niall Stanage
    Will President Trump face a challenge from within his own party in 2020? Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake (R) seems to think so. On Sunday, Flake told ABC’s “This Week” that if the president did not change his approach, he “is going to leave a huge swath of voters looking for someone else.” Flake, a frequent Trump critic, added that the president is “probably inviting a Republican challenge.” Any challenger to Trump would face enormous hurdles. The president remains popular among Republican voters, even as he endures historically low approval numbers at large. In most polls, around 80 percent of GOP...
  • David Brooks: "Disappointed Trump Voters" Will Contribute To Dem "Tidal Wave" In Midterm Election

    12/23/2017 4:23:13 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 116 replies
    RCP video ^ | 12-23-2017 | Ian Schwartz
    PBS NEWSHOUR: Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, ..... DAVID BROOKS: I think the Republicans are going to do very bad in the midterm, but not because of the tax bill... So you can vote on a lot of things. In general, when you run up big deficits and give away — back money to people, they like it. And people like me say, hey, you should worry about the deficits or you should worry about the distribution effects. ....... JUDY WOODRUFF: Well, you brought up the...
  • Young Republicans doing ROBO calls asking for donations in Charlotte NC.

    12/15/2017 8:06:40 AM PST · by tired&retired · 15 replies
    Vanity | Vanity
    Had several ROBO calls over the past two days from 704-935-5630, Kannapolis, NC identifying themselves as Young Republicans. They were soliciting donations. This is an exchange in the Charlotte NC area. I do not live near there. I think it was a scam as the woman was very rude on the phone as I explained that after Alabama I only give directly to the candidate, not to the Party. Is this even legal?
  • What It Was Like Working for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Election Campaign

    12/01/2017 4:22:29 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Teen Vogue ^ | November 30, 2017 | Lynette Nylander
    Hillary Rodham Clinton is the guest-editor of our Volume IV issue, on newsstands nationally December 5. She will keynote at the first-ever Teen Vogue Summit in conversation with actress, scholar, and activist Yara Shahidi. The Teen Vogue Summit will take place on December 1 & 2 in Los Angeles. Tickets and information are available here. On November 9, 2016, the day after the election, the world watched Hillary Clinton deliver a concession speech that spoke of the “deeply divided” nation the presidential race had left in its wake. Observing from the sidelines, eyes filled with tears, were her heartbroken campaign...
  • Actor, Trump portrayer Alec Baldwin to headline Iowa Democratic Jefferson-Jackson dinner

    11/27/2017 4:08:01 PM PST · by iowamark · 14 replies
    Quad City TImes ^ | Oct. 9 2017
    Actor-comedian Alec Baldwin will headline the Nov. 27 Iowa Democratic Party Fall Gala, the party announced. “While Alec Baldwin captured national attention for his portrayal of Donald Trump on ‘Saturday Night Live,’ he is just as committed to putting a stop to the irresponsible lawmaking in DC and places like Iowa,” according to the party’s announcement. “Heading into the 2018 midterm elections and beyond, I have decided to rededicate my efforts to helping the Democratic Party win across the country,” Baldwin said in a statement, adding “you can plan on seeing me out there with folks on the ground fighting...
  • Sanders Likely to Face Donald Trump in 2020 Election

    11/26/2017 5:14:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    News Ghana ^ | November 26, 2017
    The 2020 presidential election is Senator Bernie Sanders’ race to lose, according to a new survey of more than a dozen top Democratic strategists. The survey, conducted by the Hill, reveals a Democratic field crowded with old faces. At a time when the party could use some fresh blood, most contenders for commander-in-chief have been around for decades. Sanders, who will be 79 years old in 2020, currently leads the pack. “His people have never gone away,” Democratic strategist Brad Bannon told The Hill. “And he has a loyal core following out there that will be with him come hell...
  • Why 2020 will be the year of the woman

    11/25/2017 10:24:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Politico ^ | November 26, 2017 | Bill Scher
    One year after a Republican accused of sexual misconduct was elected president, and Democrats are the ones in turmoil about misogynistic behavior in their ranks. Renewed media attention on sexual harassment and assault led to the twin New York Times and New Yorker exposés on Harvey Weinstein, the Hollywood mogul and Democratic donor. But Democrats did not rally to protect one of their own, and his attempt to curry sympathy with a pledge to fight the NRA fell flat. The subsequent #MeToo phenomenon continues to upend the left-leaning political and media worlds, with accusations of inappropriate behavior ensnaring liberal darling...
  • Trump and his voters are drawn together by a shared sense of defiance

    11/25/2017 4:52:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    NBC News ^ | November 25, 2017 | Bill Schneider
    The American tradition is not deference to authority; it's defiance of authority, even when the cause is hopeless. Sociologist Seymour Martin Lipset once wrote that the United States was, in fact, peopled by “runaways from authority” — settlers seeking freedom from abusive governments and members of dissenting religions seeking freedom from established churches. Defiance is Donald J. Trump's signature attitude; it was the defining characteristic of the 2016 Trump campaign. Trump defied the political establishment, the news media, conventional wisdom, common decency, former President George W. Bush, Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.), former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney and even the...
  • 2020 Democratic Primary Will be a Stampede, and Bernie is the Early Favorite

    11/25/2017 2:27:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | November 25, 2017 | Mike LaChance
    Democrats and many people in media mocked the GOP for having 17 candidates in the 2016 Republican primary. Now that the Clintons are out of the way however, Democrats are expected to have a massive field of candidates in 2020. Amie Parnes writes at The Hill: How Dem insiders rank the 2020 contenders Democrats predict that as many as 30 candidates will compete in their party’s presidential primary in 2020. And while it’s still too early to say who might come out on top, buzz is building around some potential candidates, even as other hopefuls fade to the background. A...
  • Democrat Failing to Excite Key African-American Base in Alabama Race

    11/24/2017 9:25:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Newsmax ^ | November 24, 2017 | Cathy Burke
    Alabama Senate candidate Doug Jones's surging campaign is in danger of falling short in its must-reach goal of energizing African-American voters, the Washington Post reported. "As of this day, I would say no," retired UPS worker Donald Williams told the Post about enthusiasm among black voters. "And this is Doug Jones's problem. He's got to get out and get the voters energized." Amid a string of sexual misconduct allegations that've rocked the campaign of GOP candidate Roy Moore, the Jones camp believes he could pull off an unlikely victory if he can mobilize African-American voters, who make up about a...
  • Democrats are facing an important test with Al Franken. They’ve failed it before.

    11/23/2017 7:54:44 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Vox ^ | November 22, 2017 | Anna North
    In less than a month, Alabama voters will decide whether to send to the United States Senate a man accused of abusing and romantically pursuing teenage girls. If Roy Moore wins, it will mean his constituents either don’t believe or don’t care about the woman who says Moore assaulted her when she was 16, or the woman who says Moore kissed and touched her when she was 14, or the women who say Moore kept approaching them at the mall when they were teenagers. And a Moore victory will set the standard that someone who is the subject of multiple...
  • Poll: Almost Half Of White Southerners Feel Like They're Under Attack

    11/23/2017 7:17:07 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Townhall ^ | November 22, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    This is something that fell on the backburner, but a bit interesting. A poll showed that a significant amount of white southerners feel they’re under attack. I can see how. I’m not saying it’s right or wrong, but the fact remains that Confederate statues, the flag, etc. are all cornerstones of southern culture. It’s part of American history as well. Not one of our best moments, but a part of it nonetheless. Here’s the breakdown of the survey (via The Hill): Nearly half of white American poll respondents living in the South feel like they’re under attack, a new Winthrop...
  • O'Malley: Democratic party 'regenerating itself, almost like after a bad forest fire' (Laff riot)

    11/22/2017 10:54:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    KQAK-FM ^ | November 22, 2017 | ABC Radio
    According to former Maryland governor and 2016 presidential candidate Martin O’Malley, former President Obama, the Democratic National Committee, and the Clintons bear responsibility for miscalculations that weakened the Democratic party in recent elections. “What is happening now is the party is regenerating itself, almost like after a bad forest fire,” O’Malley told ABC News’ Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl and Political Director Rick Klein on the Powerhouse Politics podcast. He says the “fire” started in 2008. He believes Obama squandered the energy of his candidacy. “Rather than infusing that energy into the veins of the Democratic party and making...