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  • Jerry Brown compares Trump supporters to ignorant cave dwellers

    09/18/2017 12:22:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    The Politico ^ | September 18, 2017 | David Siders
    California Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday called President Donald Trump’s approach to climate change and North Korea “stupid and dangerous and silly,” sharpening his criticism of the president and comparing his supporters to ignorant cave dwellers. “They’re both kind of very similar,” Brown said at a climate change event in New York. “You should check out the derivation of ‘Trump-ite’ and ‘troglodyte,’ because they both refer to people who dwell in deep, dark caves.” Brown, the Democratic governor of the nation’s most populous state, has been rushing to recruit other state and local governments to sign onto their own non-binding...
  • 'What Happened' Perfectly Illustrates Why Clinton Lost—Just Not on Purpose

    09/17/2017 9:45:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Vice ^ | September 15, 2017 | Jamie Peck
    In trying to reckon with her loss, Hillary Clinton doubles down on the same hollow rhetoric and questionable politics that contributed to it. "I'm coming around to the idea that what we need more than anything at this moment in America is what you might call 'radical empathy.'" — Hillary Rodham Clinton, "What Happened"I have empathy for Hillary Clinton. This is not because I agree with her politics, or because I like her at all, but because in an effort to be a kinder, more grown-up person, I try to have empathy for everyone. But because my empathy extends beyond...
  • The Democratic Push for Single-Payer Could Hand Trump a Second Term

    09/17/2017 9:25:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The National Review ^ | September 13, 2017 | David French
    Americans are not prepared to take big chunks out of their paychecks for socialized medicine, and they’re not keen to move far left. Today is single-payer day. Bernie Sanders is introducing the Medicare for All Act of 2017, and this time he’s no lone socialist crying in the progressive wilderness. A total of 15 Democratic senators are backing his bill, including most of the top Democratic contenders for the presidency. As the Washington Post’s Aaron Blake observed yesterday, “The dam is breaking.” The New Republic, among others, is even arguing that single-payer is becoming the newest “litmus test” for the...
  • Bernie Sanders on Some Supporters Not Voting for Clinton: ‘No Kidding!’

    09/17/2017 6:47:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 17, 2017 | Kailani Koenig
    Sen. Bernie Sanders on Sunday chalked up the fact that some of his supporters during 2016’s Democratic primaries eventually voted for Donald Trump in the general election to “the nature of politics.” “People say not everybody who voted for Bernie ended up voting for Hillary, no kidding!" Sanders said on "Meet The Press." He added, "That's what happens in politics," specifically pointing to some samples that have showed as many as a quarter of Clinton's primary voters in 2008 ended up voting for John McCain in the general election. "That's the nature of politics," he said. "Most people, you know,...
  • 7 women who could become US president in 2020 from Warren to Obama

    09/17/2017 5:41:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 99 replies
    HITC ^ | September 17, 2017 | Richard Wood
    Hillary Clinton failed to become America’s first female president last November when she was beaten by Donald Trump. But which women could win in 2020? 1. Elizabeth Warren The current favourite to become America’s first female president is the progressive Democratic senator from Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren. Warren was first elected to the senate in 2012, and is up for re-election in 2018. Plenty of outlets have speculated that Warren could be preparing a 2020 presidential bid, including earlier this year in the Observer. After Donald Trump and Mike Pence, Warren is the third favourite American to become president in 2020,...
  • The American left has its own Tea Party, and it’s coming for Donald Trump

    09/16/2017 9:59:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Quartz ^ | September 16, 2017 | Max de Haldevang
    Tom MacArthur’s town-hall meeting should have been uneventful. It was May and MacArthur, a Republican congressman, had come home to New Jersey to talk to constituents, having won re-election with a hefty majority less than a year earlier. Normally, at such an event, he might have expected to field a couple of dozen idiosyncratic questions, trot out some polite replies, wrap up after an hour or so, and go home for an easy night’s sleep. But it didn’t quite pan out like that. Six days earlier, the House of Representatives had voted to pass the American Health Care Act, which...
  • Trump backs Michigan AG in governor's race (Bill Schuette)

    09/16/2017 4:54:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Politico ^ | September 16, 2017 | Brent D. Griffiths
    President Donald Trump on Saturday endorsed Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette in the state's upcoming governor's race. Schuette is running to succeed the term-limited Republican Gov. Rick Snyder, who has been in office since 2014. "Attorney General Bill Shuette [sic] will be a fantastic Governor for the great State of Michigan I am bringing back your jobs and Bill will help!," the president wrote on Twitter, misspelling Schuette's name. Last November, Trump became the first Republican presidential candidate to win Michigan in the general election since 1988. Snyder first won the post by 18-points in 2010, replacing then-Democratic Gov. Jennifer...
  • Ryan: Trump Will Achieve Immigration Reform Despite Opposition

    09/15/2017 11:15:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    Gears of Biz ^ | September 16, 2017 | Peter Tseros
    House Speaker Paul Ryan said during a Friday interview Democrats will “have to stomach” the fact that President Donald Trump will advance immigration reform. Ryan spoke with WISN’s Vicki McKenna at length about immigration and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. “They’ll have to stomach the fact that yes, this president will be successful in doing something that hasn’t been done for years, which is advancing some immigration reform, advancing security, advancing enforcement, and advancing a law that fixes the DACA problem so these kids don’t get kicked out,” Ryan said. “That would be a victory for this...
  • Democrats cling to the impossible: Winning the Senate in 2018

    09/15/2017 10:44:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Politico ^ | September 15, 2017 | Kevin Robillard and Gabriel Debenedetti
    Senate Democrats are three seats shy of a majority and almost entirely on defense in the 2018 elections, making it all but impossible for them to retake the chamber next year. But Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Chairman Chris Van Hollen are privately refusing to rule out an improbable midterm victory, even though they must first defend 10 incumbents in states President Donald Trump won. Their insistence is primarily to keep donors invested and excited about next year’s Senate races, said a handful of top party operatives. But Democrats also want to be prepared to...
  • Rachel Maddow after interviewing Hillary Clinton: 'This is not a retired politician'

    09/15/2017 1:33:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 14, 2017 | Daniel Chaitin
    MSNBC host Rachel Maddow declared Thursday that Hillary Clinton is "not a retired politician" after conducting an hour-long interview with the failed 2016 presidential candidate. Maddow explained to colleague Lawrence O'Donnell during their hand-off that Clinton was very well-versed in current events, including on "Russia stuff." "She is definitely still in the arena," Maddow said. In surmising her takeaway from the interview, which was done as part of Clinton's book tour for What Happened, Maddow said, "So, she's -- this is not a retired politician."(continued)
  • John McCain is co-sponsoring a new bill to block Trump transgender military ban

    09/15/2017 12:31:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 15, 2017 | Travis J. Tritten
    Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., has signed on to a new bill to be introduced Friday by Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, to block President Trump's order to ban transgender military service, according to two congressional aides. The stand-alone bill, which is also co-sponsored by Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., the top Armed Services Democrat, has the same language as an amendment proposed by Gillibrand and Collins this week for the National Defense Authorization Act that would prohibit the military from barring service based on gender. That amendment never received a floor vote due to a dispute between Republicans...
  • Maxine Waters: Dems, GOP and Melania 'can't trust Trump'

    09/15/2017 12:04:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 15, 2017 | Josh Delk
    Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) said Friday that the GOP, Democratic Party and the first lady "can't trust" President Trump, during a month when the president is increasingly crossing party lines to work with Democrats on key legislation. "Democrats can't trust Trump, Republicans can't trust Trump, and Melania can't trust Trump," Waters said in a tweet. (TWEET-AT-LINK) Trump met this week with Democratic congressional leaders Charles Schumer (N.Y.) and Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) for dinner at the White House where they discussed possible protections for participants in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and border security actions. The president later objected...
  • Trump says immigration deal with Democrats close, with border security

    09/14/2017 10:00:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | September 14, 2017 | Ayesha Rascoe and Richard Cowan, Reuters
    President Donald Trump said on Thursday he was close to a deal with Democratic congressional leaders on protections for illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children, a development that alarmed some of his conservative supporters. Trump, who met with the top Democrats in the Senate and House of Representatives, Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, at the White House on Wednesday evening, said any final agreement must include significant measures to protect border security. The Republican president added that funding for his planned wall along the U.S.-Mexican border - a centerpiece of his 2016 presidential campaign - would "come...
  • Geriatric Squad Off to Big Lead in Early 2020 Democrat Poll

    09/14/2017 9:27:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | September 13, 2017 | Keith Koffler
    Bernie Sanders leads the pack of potential Democratic 2020 candidates with 28 percent of the vote, followed by Joe Biden with 17 percent and Elizabeth Warren at 12 percent, according to a new poll by Zogby. Between the three of them, they have 57 percent of the vote. Their average age on Inauguration Day 2021 would be nearly 76 years old. Okay, Trump’s no spring chicken either, he’d be 74. But so much for the Democrats injecting new blood into their leadership, at least for now. Of course, the poll shows several potentially attractive – to leftists anyway – but...
  • 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...
  • Missouri state lawmaker who said she hopes Trump 'is assassinated' receives formal reprimand

    09/13/2017 5:17:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 13, 2017 | Naomi Lim
    The Democratic Missouri lawmaker who said on social media she hoped President Trump would be assassinated was publicly censured by the state's Republican-led Senate Wednesday. "Again, I apologize for the Facebook posting," Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal said in a statement released to local media after the reprimand measure passed the Missouri Senate 28-2. "However, I have made it clear that I will not resign. The voters of my district elected me to represent them. I will work tirelessly for the remainder of my elected term to bring about positive change for my constituents and all Missourians." The same legislative body failed...
  • U.S. top court hands win to Republicans over Texas voting maps

    09/12/2017 7:59:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 12, 2017 | Lawrence Hurley
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An ideologically divided U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday handed a win to Republicans in Texas by putting on hold rulings that said electoral districts drawn by state lawmakers discriminated against minority voters. On a 5-4 vote, with the court’s conservatives in the majority and the liberal justices dissenting, the court in a brief order blocked two different lower court decisions that found fault with both congressional districts and state legislative districts drawn by the Republican-controlled state legislature. In August, a federal court in Texas struck down two Republican-drawn congressional districts saying they were discriminatory and ordering new...
  • Hillary Clinton’s Supporters Don’t Want Her To Shut Up

    09/12/2017 6:49:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | September 12, 2017 | Emma Gray and Emily Peck
    NEW YORK ― By 6:30 a.m., Perry Gregory and Maddie Ireland were out of their homes and in a line. The two 19-year-olds joined a diverse crowd of women and men, starting at the entrance of Barnes & Noble in Union Square and filing down the block and around the next block. All of these people were spending their mornings waiting for one thing: A chance to meet Hillary Clinton and get a signed copy of her new book, What Happened. “We’re very hyped to see her,” said Gregory. She and Ireland, who insisted that we need to hear Clinton’s...
  • Hillary Clinton describes the moment she knew Trump was 'for real'

    09/12/2017 4:26:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Business Insider ^ | September 12, 2017 | Mark Abadi
    Like many Americans, Hillary Clinton initially treated Donald Trump's run for president as a joke. But the former Democratic candidate remembers the exact moment she began to take Trump seriously. "It wasn't until I saw him dominate a debate with a crowded field of talented Republican candidates — not with brilliant ideas or powerful arguments but with ugly attacks that drew gasps — that I realized he might be for real," Clinton wrote in her newly released campaign memoir "What Happened."It was at the first Republican debate, in August 2015 in Cleveland, that Trump sought to back up the provocative,...
  • Here’s who Hillary Clinton blames for defeat in 'What Happened'

    09/12/2017 12:05:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | September 12, 2017 | Jason Silverstein and Ginger Adams Otis
    Hillary Clinton doesn’t mince words when it comes to President Trump, one of her least favorite subjects. In “What Happened,” her memoir of her failed 2016 presidential run released Tuesday, she imagines, in a chapter titled “Those Damn Emails,” a roomful of future students. “You’re .... learning about the 2016 presidential election that brought to power the least experienced, least knowledgeable, least competent President our country has ever had,” she wrote. While dissecting her brutal November 2016 loss with flashes of humor and wry disbelief at President Trump’s shocking rise to power, Clinton doesn’t spare any of the major players...