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  • Trump faces growing GOP revolt on Syria

    10/09/2019 6:42:09 AM PDT · by robowombat · 90 replies ^ | 10/09/19 06:00 AM EDT | ALEXANDER BOLTON
    Trump faces growing GOP revolt on Syria BY ALEXANDER BOLTON - 10/09/19 06:00 AM EDT Trump faces growing GOP revolt on Syria Republicans are in a full-out revolt against President Trump over his decision to withdraw troops from northern Syria, a move broadly seen as putting the lives of Kurdish allies at risk. The overwhelming opposition from GOP lawmakers is putting increasing pressure on Trump to reverse course. And it comes at a time when Democrats are moving full steam ahead with an impeachment inquiry. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), one of Trump’s loudest congressional supporters, on Tuesday demanded a senators-only...
  • Warren campaign fires its national organizing director amid accusations of inappropriate behavior

    10/04/2019 7:59:35 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 45 replies
    CNN ^ | 10-4-2019 | MJ Lee
    Elizabeth Warren's campaign has fired its national organizing director, Richard McDaniel, after "multiple complaints regarding inappropriate behavior," the campaign said Friday. "Over the past two weeks, senior campaign leadership received multiple complaints regarding inappropriate behavior by Rich McDaniel," Warren communications director Kristen Orthman said in a statement. "Over the same time period, the campaign retained outside counsel to conduct an investigation. Based on the results of the investigation, the campaign determined that his reported conduct was inconsistent with its values and that he could not be a part of the campaign moving forward."
  • Warren campaign fires senior official after allegations of 'inappropriate behavior'

    10/04/2019 2:05:20 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/04/19 | Julia Manchester
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren's (D-Mass.) campaign fired its national organizing director amid allegations of "inappropriate behavior," Politico reported, citing a statement from the candidate's team. The campaign told Politico it terminated Rich McDaniel's employment after conducting an investigation into multiple complaints, without giving specifics. “Over the past two weeks, senior campaign leadership received multiple complaints regarding inappropriate behavior by Rich McDaniel,” campaign spokeswoman Kristen Orthman said in the statement to Politico. “Over the same time period, the campaign retained outside counsel to conduct an investigation," she continued. "Based on the results of the investigation, the campaign determined that his reported conduct...
  • Trump campaign pessimistic about winning Michigan again

    09/22/2019 9:32:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Politico ^ | September 22, 2019 | Alex Isenstadt
    The president's troubles in the Rust Belt state are a potential warning sign for his reelection prospects. MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. — Donald Trump has long heralded Michigan as the crown jewel of his 2016 victory. But the president's campaign team is increasingly grim about a repeat performance in the traditionally blue Rust Belt state. After a midterm election that decimated the ranks of Michigan Republicans, Trump's campaign is looking to other battlegrounds he lost last time — such as Minnesota and New Hampshire — that they see as more promising. The assessment illustrates how Trump’s support in the Rust Belt...
  • Trump wins the chyron war with Biden

    10/07/2019 1:17:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Politico ^ | October 3, 2019 | Michael Calderone
    President Donald Trump’s shocking request Thursday on the White House lawn that not only Ukraine, but also China, should investigate the Bidens, may have shown his open defiance of impeachment threats, but it also gave major air time to the innuendo the president and his allies have been trying to spread about Hunter Biden's links to a company funded by a Chinese investor. While the substance of news reports focused on the brazenness of the president’s publicly calling on foreign governments to investigate a rival, their headlines and chyrons often communicated a simpler message: “Trump: Ukraine & China Should Investigate...
  • Trump proclamation requires immigrants to get health insurance

    10/04/2019 6:01:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Politico ^ | October 4, 2019 | Ted Hesson and Dan Diamond
    President Donald Trump issued a proclamation Friday that will require immigrants to prove they can obtain health insurance before they are issued a visa. The proclamation says immigrants must demonstrate they will have health insurance within 30 days of entering the country or that they can afford to cover any medical expenses. The move combines immigration and health care — two hot-button political issues — in the run-up to the 2020 elections. Most Democratic presidential candidates have said they support providing healthcare to undocumented immigrants. Trump mocked that stance on Twitter while Democrats debated in June. “All Democrats just raised...
  • Politico Impeachment Story Goes Full Laughable Drama Queen

    09/30/2019 8:02:46 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 10 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | September 30, 2019 | P.J. Gladnick
    In this episode of Politico Magazine Drama Queen Theater, we present the dilemma of Mikie Sherrill,  a "centrist" Democrat congresswoman representing New Jersey, and "former Navy helicopter pilot," and "former federal prosecutor," deciding to throw caution to the winds and impeach Donald Trump to repeal the 2016 election. Politico senior staff writer (and wannabe playwright) Michael Kruse penned a piece on Friday with the appropriately melodramatic title of, "‘It Feels Like a 1776 Kind of Fight’." Although he described Sherrill as "characteristically measured" and "unflappable," this is a tale of thick, shaky voices, quivering chins, unsuppressed sniffles, and dampened hankies. Oh,...
  • When Hillary Clinton Colluded With Ukraine Against Trump

    09/28/2019 9:18:51 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 10 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-28-19 | Daniel John Sobieski
    So now we have a whistleblower who isn’t because he cannot be either from his circumstance or from the law. He or she had no firsthand knowledge, weren’t on the call or in the room, and in any case cannot blow the whistle on a unitary executive, namely President Trump. You can only be a whistleblower for an agency you are a member of. We have a quid without a quo and a phone conversation in which President Trump did not pressure a Ukrainian leader into a crime Joe Biden has previously confessed to, namely threatening to withhold a loan...
  • Kamala Harris bets it all on Iowa to break freefall

    09/19/2019 6:57:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | September 18, 2019 | Christopher Cadelago
    Kamala Harris is putting her stumbling campaign on the line with a new Iowa-or-bust strategy: She's shifting away from the closed-door fundraisers that dominated her summer calendar to focus on retail politicking in the crucial kickoff state. Harris huddled with top campaign officials Tuesday in Baltimore to discuss the next steps as a series of polls show her plummeting into the mid-single digits. She's not expected to significantly alter her message. Instead, Harris is planning to make weekly visits to the state and nearly double the size of her 65-person ground operation, sources familiar with the discussions told POLITICO.
  • Pentagon puts brakes on 3 border barrier projects because of cost

    09/16/2019 11:00:26 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 44 replies ^ | 16 September 2019 | Matthew Choi
    The Defense Department is no longer moving forward with three border barrier projects in California and Arizona, according to a court filing Monday. The move is a reversal of an earlier Pentagon authorization for about 20 miles of fencing, lighting and other border infrastructure that would have used $2.5 billion in funds redirected from a counter-drug fund.
  • Trump spurns Dems on universal background checks

    09/16/2019 5:18:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Politico ^ | September 16, 2019 | Marianne Levine
    President Donald Trump will not consider the House-passed universal background checks bill as part of his proposed gun package, according to a source familiar with the conversation on guns. Trump’s position on the House-passed bill is not exactly a surprise. The White House issued a veto threat against the bill in February. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) have called on Trump repeatedly to bring up the House-passed universal background checks bill. Over the weekend, Pelosi and Schumer issued a statement following a phone call with Trump that anything other than the House-passed bill...
  • US concluded Israel likely planted surveillance devices near White House

    09/12/2019 7:02:19 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/12/19 | John Bowden
    <p>Israeli intelligence agents were likely behind the placement of surveillance devices near the White House, U.S. intelligence has reportedly concluded.</p> <p>Politico reported Thursday that U.S. investigators had determined that Israel was most likely the culprit responsible for placing StingRay phone trackers near the White House, with the apparent purpose of capturing information from phones used by President Trump or top White House aides.</p>
  • Injunction against Trump policy lifted in asylum case

    09/11/2019 5:52:37 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | 09/11/2019 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    A federal appeals court has temporarily lifted a nationwide injunction against President Donald Trump’s effort to deny asylum to immigrants who enter the U.S. after passing through another country. Acting at the request of the Trump administration, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issued an administrative stay Tuesday night that put on hold the injunction issued Monday by San Francisco-based U.S. District Court Judge Jon Tigar. The temporary hold implemented while the appeals court considers a longer stay essentially restores the legal situation that existed prior to this week, with Trump’s policy blocked only in the Ninth Circuit, which includes...
  • ‘Corey is a political hack’: Lewandowski Senate bid hits backlash in N.H.

    08/15/2019 3:53:26 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 32 replies
    MSN/Politico ^ | 08/15/19 | Alex Isenstadt
    President Donald Trump’s Thursday evening rally in Manchester, N.H., is ostensibly about ginning up support for his reelection campaign. But the state’s establishment GOP class is worried he’ll use the event to do something else: Talk up Corey Lewandowski’s potential 2020 Senate bid. Republican Gov. Chris Sununu has relayed concerns about Trump's controversial former campaign manager to party leadership. Tom Rath, a former New Hampshire attorney general and a prominent Republican in the state, says he’s “not a Corey fan.” Former GOP Sen. Judd Gregg took to the pages of New Hampshire’s biggest newspaper to deride Lewandowski as a “thug.”
  • Trump prepares to pitch gun proposals few really want

    09/07/2019 2:56:50 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 54 replies
    Politico ^ | 09/05/2019 05:10 PM EDT | By ANITA KUMAR
    The [P]resident is considering tougher penalties for straw buyers, the death penalty for mass shooters and bringing more records to the background check database. President Donald Trump is finalizing his proposals designed to curb gun violence. But it's unclear whether anyone really wants what he’ll be offering. Most Democrats consider them too weak. Most Republicans, long resistant to triggering their base or the gun lobby, fear Trump won’t push them forcefully enough — leaving them hanging. The two sides will begin jockeying over firearms legislation when lawmakers return to Capitol Hill next week, a fight expected to continue through the...
  • Woman who claimed Trump forcibly kissed her drops lawsuit

    09/06/2019 6:56:07 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/5/2019 | Josh Gerstein
    A former Trump campaign aide who claimed she was “forcibly kissed” by Donald Trump during his presidential bid has dropped her lawsuit over the episode. Alva Johnson is also dropping another part of her suit that alleged the Trump campaign underpaid women and minority employees. Johnson’s suit grabbed headlines over her assertion that Trump abruptly kissed her as he was getting ready to make a public appearance at a campaign rally in Tampa, Fla., in August 2016. However, the outlook for the legal challenge dimmed in July when lawyers for Trump filed with the court and released publicly a video...
  • Lesbians Are Refusing To Support Pete Buttigieg?

    08/28/2019 9:47:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Instinct ^ | August 28, 2019 | Devin Randall
    Is Pete Buttigieg too white (and male) for the White House? According to Politico, there are several Lesbian who are vowing to not vote for Pete Buttigieg. In taking a look at the demographics supporting Buttigieg, Politico noticed something. Several lesbians are not within that group. For the most part, many of these women believe simply that Buttigieg’s rise to prominence reeks of male favoritism. Especially considering the long-fought battle Hilary Clinton had in her election. And despite winning the popular vote, she still didn’t win the 2016 presidency. As political consultant Campbell Spencer told Politico, “Mayor Pete, he’s a...
  • Politico's Shafer: Embarrassing Tweets by Journalists Are Fair Game for Exposure

    08/28/2019 5:43:12 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 2 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | August 28, 2019 | P.J. Gladnick
    If New York Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger is looking for support from other media outlets for his complaint about embarrassing tweets by journalists for his newspaper being exposed, he can cross Politico off his list. Senior media writer Jack Shafer has no sympathy for that complaint as he made clear in his Monday Politico Magazine article, "Why Journalists’ Old Tweets Are Fair Game for Trump."The subtitle of his story is even more specific and points directly at the Gray Lady, "New York Times editors don’t deserve special immunity from scrutiny for bigoted speech."
  • WaPo, Politico To NYT: Stop Whining

    08/27/2019 6:48:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/27/2019 | Ed Morrissey
    So much for closing ranks. Perhaps Arthur Sulzberger thought that his newspaper’s rant about conservatives doing to his reporters what they do to conservatives would generate some sympathy from colleagues in the media. Instead, media critics at the Washington Post and Politico delivered the same message to the New York Times’ publisher — stop whining.The Post’s Erik Wemple wrote that Sulzberger can’t have it both ways. These are public statements of the same kind — and on the same platform — as the media likes to resurface when it suits their purposes. Despite the breathless description used by the...
  • Check out Biden's crowd in New Hampshire

    08/24/2019 7:38:45 PM PDT · by Conserv · 55 replies
    Here's a POLITICO reporter on Biden's "rally" at Loon Lake..... There's so few people that it's actually sad!!