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  • 7 women who could become US president in 2020 from Warren to Obama

    09/17/2017 5:41:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 105 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,...
  • Clinton: Trump 'immature' and 'unqualified for the position that he holds'

    09/14/2017 12:39:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 13, 2017 | Josh Delk
    Hillary Clinton says President Trump is too "immature" and "unqualified" to be in the Oval Office. In a new interview with The New Yorker about her tell-all memoir "What Happened," Clinton ripped the president, calling him a "danger" to democracy and challenging his ability to lead the country. “I think the President and his administration pose a clear and present danger to our democracy,” Clinton said. “I hoped, back on the day after that election, that I wouldn’t be sitting here, all these months later, feeling compelled to say that with a sense of urgency. But I am, and I...
  • How Afghanistan Could Put Trump’s Presidency at Risk

    08/22/2017 11:36:19 AM PDT · by TBP · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Aug 2017 | JOHN CARNEY
    Increasing the presence of the U.S. military in Afghanistan could cost Donald Trump support in key states, according to a new study. The study by Boston University’s Douglas Kriner and the University of Minnesota’s Francis Shen found that communities hardest hit by military casualties in America’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan swung to Trump in the 2016 election. If Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin had suffered “even a modestly lower casualty rate,” all three states would have flipped to Hillary Clinton, Kriner and Shen found. “If Trump wants to win again in 2020, his electoral fate may well rest on the...
  • After the Coup, What Then?

    08/07/2017 1:52:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Creator's Syndicate ^ | August 6, 2017 | Pat Buchanan
    That the Trump presidency is bedeviled is undeniable. As President Donald Trump flew off for August at his Jersey club, there came word that Special Counsel Robert Mueller III had impaneled a grand jury and subpoenas were going out to Trump family and campaign associates. The jurors will be drawn from a pool of citizens in a city Hillary Clinton swept with 91 percent of the vote. Trump got 4 percent. Whatever indictments Mueller wants, Mueller gets. Thanks to a media that savages him ceaselessly, Trump is down to 33 percent approval in a Quinnipiac University poll and below 40...
  • Trump? What About the 'Chaos' in the Clinton White House?

    08/03/2017 8:21:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | August 3, 2017 | Larry Elder
    In a newspaper piece about a White House in turmoil, a prominent paper described an atmosphere of beleaguered aides confused by their unscripted boss, a man who needed a "rudder on what many believed was a loose and listing ship." This is not from a recent piece about President Donald Trump's White House. The Washington Post, in 1997, wrote this about President Bill Clinton and the state of his presidency in mid-1994. The White House staff, wrote the Post, "was suffering from what increasingly looked to be callowness and naivete." Enter veteran congressman and new chief of staff Leon Panetta,...
  • The President Is not the Enemy

    08/01/2017 5:47:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | August 1, 2017 | Cal Thomas
    The Establishment, a construct of Democrats and Republicans that rules in Washington no matter which party controls government, appears to be over its fainting spell following Donald Trump's election. It is now throwing everything at him from a daily -- make that hourly, even minute by minute -- onslaught of investigations to big media's equivalent of Molotov cocktails. Washington, D.C., recently made assisted suicide legal. The president isn't helping his cause by committing unassisted political suicide. Changing his chief of staff may help, but significant change must come from the president himself. Name-calling by the president and his critics...
  • Brother: Biden 'absolutely' has a 2020 run in him

    06/07/2017 4:52:54 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 66 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 7, 2017 | Max Greenwood
    Former Vice President Joe Biden could "absolutely" muster the energy for a 2020 presidential bid, his brother said in an interview released Wednesday. "Absolutely. Absolutely," Frank Biden told SiriusXM host Michael Smerconish when asked if the former vice president could launch a White House campaign in 2020. "Why anyone would think otherwise, I don't know." [Snip] "If you look at it objectively, Joe is one of the few people in the United States that commands respect from the right and the left, based on the fact that you may not like what Joe says, but you can take to the...
  • CNN asks Rahm if Clinton 2020 would be good for Democrats. Rahm squirms. ...A lot.

    05/30/2017 9:40:55 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 28 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/30/17 | Robert Laurie
    Hillary 2020 - "She's full of energy!" It’s a really simple question. “If Hillary Clinton is up for another presidential run, would that be a good thing for your party?” That’s about as easy a “yes or no” softball as you’re likely to see. A first year poli-sci major would know enough to answer “Sure! We’re a big party with a wide array of diverse voices. Debate is always welcome. If she’s up for another run, we’d love to have her in the mix.”
  • Don’t Miss the Bigger Picture of What is Really Happening in the Presidency

    05/12/2017 3:27:29 PM PDT · by davikkm · 47 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    The much coveted (and long overdue) look into dodgy electoral practices and voter fraud is a great step forward in ensuring that everyone’s vote actually counts for something. By so publically getting the investigation started, Donald Trump has sent a message that is aimed directly at the Democrats: Play time is over. This Executive Order needs to be looked at in a wider context, or else it’s easy to miss what’s going on. This is the Presidential fight back. Trump ahs let the Left pretty much do what they want for the last three months, all in an effort to...
  • John Kasich Opens Up On Trump's First 100 Days, Divides In American Politics - His Political Future

    04/30/2017 4:14:22 PM PDT · by blam · 36 replies
    BI ^ | 4-30-2017 | Allan Smith
    Gov. John Kasich of Ohio wants to bridge the divides in America. And that's exactly what Kasich, a Republican presidential contender in the 2016 election, spoke with Business Insider about this week while on tour promoting his new book, "Two Paths: America Divided or United." At times fiercely critical of President Donald Trump, both before and after the campaign, Kasich has positioned himself within the Republican Party as an outspoken voice on healthcare, the opioid crisis, immigration, and trade. And while he's not revealing his plans, there is certainly plenty of speculation about whether he will make another run at...
  • Making The Case For 2020 Hillary Clinton (Freeper help needed to make the case ...)

    04/29/2017 7:03:19 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 50 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | April 28, 2017 | Andy Ostroy
    <p>Okay, before I go any further, let me state unequivocally for the record that I believe Hillary Clinton ran one of the worst campaigns in modern political history. Her management was inept, her messaging misguided, and her character terribly flawed. Let's put this into proper perspective: she lost to Donald Trump, for fuck’s sake! A colossal joke of a candidate who by all accounts should've lost to a chair. As the saying goes, the election was Clinton's to lose ... and she lost it. So why on Earth would I want her to run again in 2020?</p>
  • Plenty of presidencies have been family affairs

    04/26/2017 2:20:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Chicago Daily Herald ^ | April 26, 2017 | The Associated Press
    Donald Trump is far from the first president to enlist his children and in-laws in the work of the White House. Look back through history, and it turns out that plenty of presidencies have been a family affair. Eighteen sons served in their fathers' White Houses, most of them with the title of "secretary to the president," according to Doug Wead, who served in the George H.W. Bush White House and has written books on presidential children and the 2016 campaign. Fourteen daughters or daughters-in-law have taken on responsibilities in the White House, mostly ceremonial but sometimes more substantive, says...
  • Dems, Tell Hillary to Go Back to the Woods (Hillary's pity party alert)

    04/21/2017 5:42:27 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 9 replies
    RealClear Politics ^ | April 21, 2017 | A.B. Stoddard
    Before Hillary Clinton puts more miles on her comeback tour, Democrats should let her know she's done enough damage and it's time to pack it in. That won't stop her, since even after losing to Donald Trump she fancies herself some misunderstood martyr, but it might slow her down a bit. While they crawl out of the wilderness that both Clinton and President Obama left them in, any moments Democrats spend amusing their failed 2016 nominee as she tries to find a way back to some sort of relevance is more than wasted energy -- it's self-sabotage. Last week Clinton...
  • Salon: Maxine Waters for President

    04/13/2017 2:56:14 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 67 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 13, 2017 | Charles Fain Lehman
    Left-leaning website Salon released a video on Wednesday listing five reasons why Rep. Maxine Waters (D., Calif.) should be the next president of the United States. The video, hosted by Salon columnist D. Watkins, highlighted reasons why Waters has recently become a progressive social media darling. "Hard work is in her blood," Watkins said, referencing her working in segregated restaurants at 13 years old. Watkins also noted Waters's hardworking background and her "amazing reputation" of being an advocate for women, children, and people of color.
  • Trump hits the links AGAIN as war looms: President enjoys his 16th golf course visit since ...

    04/09/2017 8:04:21 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 53 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | April 9, 2017 | Jessica Chia
    Complete Headline: Trump hits the links AGAIN as war looms: President enjoys his 16th golf course visit since inauguration - despite Iran and Russia threatening to retaliate over his airstrikes on Syria President Donald Trump visited one of his own golf courses for 16th time Sunday He played golf on Saturday as well after he flew down to visit the Chinese president at his Mar-a-Lago resort, during which he ordered airstrike in Syria Trump repeatedly criticized former President Barack Obama for golfing But Obama waited until April 26, 2009 for his first game, although he went on to play a...
  • Biden Signals He's Serious About Running For President In 2020 (Slow Joe is on the go!)

    04/05/2017 8:15:30 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 52 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 4, 2014 | Phillip Stucky
    Former Vice President Joe Biden made the crucial first step in a potential run for president in 2020, according to a Tuesday report from Politico. Biden is set to attend the New Hampshire Democrat Party’s fundraising dinner, an event he declined to attend in 2015 because he didn’t want to fuel rumors of a planned run in the 2016 presidential election, according to the report. The fundraiser is important due to the state’s "first in the nation" primary status, and the annual benefit was long seen by party officials as a way to earn early support in presidential races.
  • When It Comes to Chaos, Trump Has Nothing on Previous Presidents

    02/22/2017 4:21:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Fox ^ | February 21, 2017 | Ed Klein
    If you get most of your news from the mainstream media, you might come to the conclusion that the first month of Donald Trump’s administration is unique in the annals of presidential chaos and incompetence. Rather than the “well-oiled machine” touted by Trump, the press portrays his presidency as a jalopy full of circus clowns. But is that true? Are Donald Trump’s stumbles really unique? Have previous presidents been paragons of proficiency and professionalism who’ve gotten off to a smooth start during their first 100 days? For an answer, let’s go to the presidential videotape. Jimmy Carter: From day 1,...
  • Politico poll: Trump beats Warren by 6 points in 2020 match up

    02/16/2017 9:59:13 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/16/17 | Robert Laurie
    Sorry, not sorry, Fauxcahontas. Elizabeth Warren allegedly rode something of a wave following her oh-so-nefarious “silencing” on the floor of the Senate. If the press was to be believed (they’re not) the decision to shut Warren down was a vile act of misogyny, and breach of decorum, a Nazi-like violation of the 1st Amendment, and a bad political play all rolled into one. It was, we were told, a defining moment that would generate sympathy and catapult her toward the highest office in the land.
  • Another Poll Found President Trump’s Approval Rating Is Historically Low

    02/04/2017 8:33:26 PM PST · by Retain Mike · 63 replies
    CNN ^ | Februaru 4, 2017 | Katie Reilly
    President Donald Trump, who entered the White House with historically low approval ratings, continues to receive record high disapproval ratings compared to his predecessors. Two weeks into Trump’s presidency, a majority of people (53%) disapprove of how he is handling the job, while just 44% approve, according to a CNN/ORC poll released Friday. Those numbers reflect the highest disapproval rating for a newly elected president since such figures were first tracked, according to CNN. By comparison, former President Ronald Reagan’s initial approval rating of 51% was only slightly higher than Trump’s, but his disapproval rating (13%) was not nearly as...
  • Trump's 2nd-Week Follow-through

    02/03/2017 6:01:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | February 3, 2017 | Michael Barone
    Donald Trump's second week as president has been full of surprises and Sturm und Drang. His Friday afternoon executive order barring for 90 days immigration from seven countries designated by the Obama administration as "countries of concern" was obviously ill-vetted and prompted nationwide and international protests. His Tuesday night nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court triggered well-rehearsed protests but also some unexpected support. Both of Trump's actions were in line with his campaign promises and were executed without the leaks so common in Washington. Both elicited outraged reaction, including some transparently spurious arguments. But Trump seems likely...