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  • Why Bernie is Going to Win

    05/20/2016 11:42:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Huffington Post's Huffpost Contributors The Blog ^ | May 12, 2016 | Frank Huguenard, Scientist, Film Maker and Speaker
    Bernie is going to win. The writing is on the wall that Hillary is most likely guilty of [at a minimum] unintentional espionage and probably much worse and it looks like an indictment at this point is imminent. Theres no doubt that the democratic establishment is also aware of this inevitability and is beginning to hedge their bets, albeit behind closed doors. Its only a matter of time before the majority of the DNC begins to realize that Hillary is a liability to the party and once this tipping point occurs, establishment democrats will defect en masse like rats from...
  • Bernie Sanders is starting to get the "everybody hates Ted Cruz" treatment

    05/18/2016 1:50:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The New Republic ^ | May 18, 2016 | Ryu Spaeth
    Bernie Sanders is starting to get the everybody hates Ted Cruz treatment. The ongoing battle between Sanders and the Democratic National Committee has revealed not only the extent of Sanderss contempt for Democratic officials, but that the feeling is mutual. His refusal to take a harder line against supporters who have issued violent, sexist threats against Nevada Democratic Chair Roberta Lange, along with his suggestion that they were justified in their anger, has brought condemnation from prominent Democrats and emboldened them to make harsher criticisms of Sanders and his brand of populist, anti-establishment politics. Barney Frank has gone so far...
  • Bill Clinton In Philadelphia: Africa Is A Place Where Black Lives Matter

    04/07/2016 7:19:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 7, 2016 | Matthew Boyle
    Former President Bill Clintons doubled-down in his tense interaction with Black Lives Matter protesters today by praising his wifes work to save lives in Africa, adding that it is a place where Black Lives Matter. The jibe came in Philadelphia, where hes stumping for his wifes struggling 2016 campaign. Ill tell you another story about a place where Black Lives Matter: Africa, Clinton said. The other day, I started my day with a picture that was sent to me on my iPad of a little guy running a storehe wasnt very tallin Tanzania in Dar es Salaam. You know what...
  • Hillary's Financial Scandals.And To Think They Want Bob McDonnell In Jail?

    04/07/2016 5:53:15 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 6 replies
    And why hasn't the MSM and even conservative media brought this up over the last several months as we have been watching Hillary getting away with taking millions in donations and not even being questioned? So the left wants to send Bob McDonnell to jail for accepting gifts/bribes? Now compare that to the millions Hillary has accepted as either donations/bribes/gifts. And not just Bob McDonnell, what about Dinesh D'Souza? and the left wanted to throw him in jail too? For What?
  • Why Ted Cruz is more likely to pull an upset than Bernie Sanders

    03/22/2016 4:40:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | March 22, 2016 | Phillip Bump
    As it stands, the two people most likely to accept their parties' nominations at this summer's national conventions are Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Each has a sizable lead in delegates; each, we are assured by their opponents, will somehow end up losing. Those opponents, Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders*, are hardly objective observers of the situation of course, any more than was Marco Rubio, whose last-minute insistence that he would win Florida was heartbreaking in the manner of an afterschool special. ("You'll get 'em next time, Tiger," we all sniffed. "You'll get 'em next time.") But it's an interesting...
  • Sanders supporters could vote for Trump: Expert

    03/21/2016 9:17:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    CNBC ^ | March 18, 2016 | Alexandra Gibbs
    Trump nomination almost inevitable: DyerDominic Dyer, fellow at the British American Project and Council says we shouldnt underestimate the possibility of Bernie Sanders supporters choosing to vote for Donald Trump if Clinton becomes the nominee.Some Democratic Party supporters could end up voting for GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump, if he ends up battling against Hillary Clinton for the White House, one expert has told CNBC. "Trump's an outsider but he's been very, very successful," Dominic Dyer, fellow at networking organization The British American Project and Council, told CNBC Friday. "Yes this campaign's been based on fear and prejudice to a...
  • Bernie Sanders Won Americas Largest Arab Community by Being Open to Them

    03/09/2016 4:36:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Intercept ^ | March 9, 2016 | Zaid Jilani
    Bernie Sanders' upset in the Michigan primary Tuesday can be attributed, in part, to a strong showing in Dearborn, Michigan, which has the largest concentration of Arab Americans in the nation. Sanders won almost 60 percent of the vote there, besting rival Hillary Clinton. Apparently, something about Sanders resonated with residents. "Believing in something unpopular and fighting for those things is true courage and bravery. I feel personally connected to his message of humanism and peace," Mason Hinawi, a high school student and first-time Dearborn Heights voter, told The Intercept about his support for Sanders. "I know a lot of...
  • If Sanders Loses, Bernie Believers Will Take the DNC Down

    03/06/2016 8:33:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Observer ^ | February 25, 2016 | Michael Sainato
    The Democratic Party may want to reconsider how they're gambling Since 2009, the Democratic Party has lost 69 House seats, 13 Senate seats, over 900 state legislative seats and 12 governorships. Although most presidents' political parties suffer losses in Congress, Republican gains under Barack Obama's administration have been unprecedented. After the 2014 midterm elections, Democrats suffered so dramatically that the Democratic National Committee organized a task force to review how the party connects their core values with voters. While the rise of anti-establishment candidate Bernie Sanders should serve as a wake-up call, the Democratic establishment has not embraced his candidacy...
  • Sanders' Remark on 'Ghetto' Causes a Stir

    03/06/2016 10:17:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Newser ^ | March 6, 2016 | The Editors
    It seems the line from Sunday night's debate causing the biggest amount of buzz on social media came from Bernie Sanders when talking about race in America. After Hillary Clinton said that she, as a white person, has "never had the experience" of so many African-Americans in regard to discrimination, Sanders tried to amplify the point: "When you are white, you don't know what it's like to be living in a ghetto, you don't know what it's like to be poor, you don't know what it's like to be hassled when you are walking down a street or dragged...
  • Sanders: My answer is a lot shorter than Clinton on fracking

    03/06/2016 9:57:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 6, 2016 | Devin Henry
    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Sunday night mocked Hillary Clinton's numerous conditions for allowing hydraulic fracturing operations. "My answer is a lot shorter," he said, responding to a debate question about whether the candidates support fracking, a procedure in which pressurized water and chemicals are injected into the ground to release oil and natural gas. "No. I do not support fracking," he said to cheers from the debate crowd in Flint, Mich. Clinton said she opposes individual fracking operations if a series of conditions are met: if local communities oppose it, if the drilling releases methane or contaminates water,...
  • Hillary Supporters Hiss At Black Lives Matter Protester Who Interrupts $500-Per-Person Fundraiser

    03/01/2016 10:03:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 25, 2016 | Chuck Ross
    A Black Lives Matter protester was escorted out of a $500 per person Hillary Clinton fundraiser on Wednesday after she interrupted the Democratic presidential candidate's speech, which was being held at the home of a Charleston, South Carolina attorney. Video from the incident shows Clinton supporters hissing at the activist, Ashley Williams, while others call her protest "inappropriate." The encounter took place several days before Clinton faces Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in the South Carolina primary. Williams told the Huffington Post that she and another activist donated the $500 it cost to attend the event in order to confront Clinton...
  • Flint water crisis: residents say Hillary Clinton ‘coming for the entertainment’

    02/08/2016 3:13:12 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | February 7, 2016 | Lucia Graves in Flint, Michigan
    Hillary Clinton has made every effort to make Flint her own. The water crisis afflicting this predominantly black Michigan city - ignored by Washington politicians for years - has become another battlefield in a progressive war between Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Race, class and the environment matter again in an issues-based, neck-and-neck race for the Democratic presidential nomination. Looking past Tuesday's primary in New Hampshire, where Sanders is tipped to win, and toward the March primary states where she will be counting on African American support, Clinton made a symbolic campaign stop here on Sunday. "I feel blessed to be...
  • Unless the Democrats Run Sanders, A Trump Nomination Means a Trump Presidency

    02/23/2016 7:03:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Current Affairs ^ | February 23, 2016 | Nathan J. Robinson
    With Donald Trump looking increasingly likely to actually be the Republican nominee for President, it's long past time for the Democrats to start working on a pragmatic strategy to defeat him. Months of complacent, wishful insistences that Trump will disappear have proven false, and with a firm commanding lead in polls and several major primary victories, predictions are increasingly favoring Trump to win the nomination. If Democrats honestly believe, as they say they do, that Trump poses a serious threat to the wellbeing of the country and the lives of minority citizens, that means doing everything possible to keep him...
  • Clinton’s Campaign Just Got Busted Impersonating Union Nurses in Nevada

    02/20/2016 7:26:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    US Uncut ^ | February 20, 2016 | Amanda Girard
    Hillary Clinton's campaign is attempting to trick Bernie Sanders supporters in Nevada into voting for Clinton by disguising themselves as nurses affiliated with the National Nurses United union (NNU), which has thrown its support behind Sanders. NNU executive director RoseAnn DeMoro caught Clinton staffers red-handed changing from blue Hillary Clinton campaign shirts into red shirts of the same shade as the red shirts NNU members are wearing, in an apparent attempt to confuse voters....
  • Dolores Huerta: Sanders supporters chanted "English only” when I spoke Spanish at caucuses

    02/20/2016 6:43:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Vox ^ | February 20, 2016 | Dara Lind
    Labor leader Dolores Huerta attended a Nevada caucus to stump for Hillary Clinton — only to get shouted down by Bernie Sanders supporters, chanting "English only," when she tried to offer a Spanish translation. At least, that's what Huerta and other Clinton supporters are saying happened....
  • Bernie Sanders confronted by supporters demanding slavery reparations as he courts the black vote

    02/13/2016 10:58:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | February 13, 2016 | Francesca Chambers
    'I know you're scared to say 'black,' I know you're scared to say 'reparations,' one panelist told him An audience member shouted at him, 'We were promised reparations! We were told we were going to get it!' Sanders does not support reparations and said tonight he doesn't have a magical solution to the problem when it comes to Native Americans, either Senator has been plagued by the issue since he was asked about it at a forum in Iowa last month, where he said there's no way it passes Congress Leader of the group sponsoring the event spoke before Sanders...
  • Rand Paul: My Dad’s Supporters in Iowa Won’t Go for Ted Cruz

    01/08/2016 7:52:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Wall Street Journal's Washington Wire ^ | January 8, 2016 | Reid J. Epstein
    In Winterset, Iowa, Monday night, attendees at a Ted Cruz town hall sat through a 10-minute video of Ron Paul 2012 supporters talking about how they're now backing the Texas senator's presidential campaign. It's part of Mr. Cruz's effort, having consolidated support from the state's social conservatives, also to win over libertarian-minded supporters from Mr. Paul, who placed second in Iowa's presidential caucuses in 2008 and third in 2012. Ron Paul's son has something to say about that. "I don't think that Ron Paul supporters are very excited about making the sand glow in the Middle East," Kentucky Sen. Rand...
  • Sanders workers are masquerading as Culinary members to campaign inside hotels

    01/28/2016 8:17:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Ralston Reports ^ | January 28, 2016 | Jon Ralston
    We can confirm multiple reports of Bernie Sanders’ campaign staffers attempting and gaining access to Employee Dining Rooms at Las Vegas Strip properties where over 57,000 members that we represent work. We are disappointed and offended. It's completely inappropriate for any campaign to attempt to mislead Culinary Union members, especially at their place of work. The Culinary Union button that hundreds of thousands of union members have proudly worn to work every day represents 80 years of struggle and fighting for justice. We strongly condemn anyone falsifying their affiliation with the Culinary Union in order to gain access to properties...
  • Iowa Democratic caucus runs into difficulties amid volunteering crisis

    01/25/2016 12:37:03 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | January 23, 2016 | Ben Jacobs in Waterloo, Iowa
    Things are looking grim for the Iowa Democratic party's efforts to mount a successful caucus on 1 February. The Guardian has learned the party is still lacking a temporary chairman to run the caucuses in up to 300 locations across the state with just over a week to go before caucus night. These officials preside over caucuses when they first convene. Caucuses can then elect a permanent chair but invariably the temporary chair is chosen. The chair ensures the Democratic party's complex rules are followed and that an accurate vote is taken and then reported to state Democratic party. There...
  • Top SJW spokesman wants to know why Bernie Sanders doesn’t favor reparations for slavery

    01/20/2016 8:44:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 20, 2016 | Jazz Shaw
    We've spoken about Ta-nehisi Coates a few times previously. Widely considered to be the voice of the Social Justice Warriors, the author of Between the World and Me seems to be the go-to philosopher of everyone from the Black Lives Matter movement to the most hard core liberal enclaves of the media. Given how poorly Bernie Sanders has been doing with black voters in recent polls, it's no shock that Coates might be rushing to the defense of Hillary Clinton as she struggles to stay to the left of the Vermont socialist. And true to form, he seems to be...
  • Hillary Clinton turns up the heat on Bernie Sanders

    01/09/2016 9:16:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | January 9, 2016 | Jeff Zeleny, Dan Merica and Eric Bradner
    Washington (CNN)--A sense of anxiety is cascading through Hillary Clinton's campaign, with an increasing sense of urgency the primary fight with Bernie Sanders is far more of a threat than once imagined, unlikely to be extinguished after the first contests in Iowa and New Hampshire. Clinton has gone from all but ignoring Sanders to fiercely engaging him in recent days, a reflection of public and private polling that points to a race that is uncomfortably competitive for the Democratic front-runner. She openly questions his electability and argues that he is out of step with the party on guns and other...
  • Tickets go fast for Trump appearance in Vermont (Bernie fans scoop-up tickets for mischief)

    01/01/2016 8:16:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 100 replies
    WCAX-TV ^ | January 1, 2016 | Kyle Midura
    The Donald is coming to town next week. Donald Trump's appearance will mark a rare occasion for Vermont, drawing attention from a party front-runner with New Hampshire's primary only weeks away. Free tickets sold out quickly for the appearance by the Republican poll-leader but many seats may remain empty by the time he hits the Flynn Center Stage Thursday. Free tickets to see Trump take center stage at Burlington's Flynn Center for the Performing Arts didn't last long once news broke of his coming appearance. National polling averages place him 17 points ahead of his next closest Republican competitor. But...
  • Deep Democrat-GOP divide looks to make abortion issue ‘bubble over’ in campaign, activists say

    12/27/2015 3:13:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Japan Times ^ | December 28, 2015 | The Associated Press
    With a deeper-than-ever split between Republicans and Democrats over abortion, activists on both sides of the debate foresee a 2016 presidential campaign in which the nominees tackle the volatile topic more aggressively than in past elections. Friction over the issue also is likely to surface in key Senate races. And the opposing camps will be further energized by Republican-led congressional investigations of women’s health care provider Planned Parenthood and by Supreme Court consideration of tough anti-abortion laws in Texas....
  • Sanders says he can win over Trump supporters by channeling 'legitimate' anger

    12/27/2015 1:14:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    United Press International ^ | December 27, 2015 | Andrew V. Pestano
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Bernie Sanders said he thinks he can win over Donald Trump supporters because he can also channel the "legitimate" anger of "working-class people." In a CBS interview released Sunday, Sanders said many Trump supporters are people who are angry and fearful due to decreasing wages and the rising costs of tuition, among other issues. "What Trump has done with some success is taken that anger, taken those fears, which are legitimate, and converted them into anger against Mexicans, anger against Muslims," Sanders said, adding that he would use that anger to support things like an...
  • Democracy For America Endorses Sanders Over Clinton (Over the urging of Howard Dean)

    12/18/2015 12:21:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Buzz Feed News ^ | December 17, 2015 | Evan McMorris-Santoro
    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders added more progressive grassroots support to his campaign Thursday, picking up the endorsement of the Vermont-based Democracy For America, which was founded out of Howard Dean’s 2004 presidential campaign. The endorsement gives the Vermont senator another big piece of the organized progressive movement to leverage for fundraising and grassroots organizing. It’s the first time DFA has endorsed in a Democratic primary since its founding, and the group pledged Thursday to throw its weight behind Sanders as the homestretch to the Iowa and New Hampshire primaries begins in earnest...
  • A Ben Carson implosion isn't good news for Republican elites. It's good news for Trump.

    11/06/2015 11:54:50 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Vox ^ | November 6, 2015 | Dylan Matthews
    Due to the catastrophizing tendencies of political journalism, the revelation that Ben Carson has been lying about getting into West Point for 25 years has prompted rampant speculation about what happens if his campaign collapses and he drops out. Multiple commentators suggested that Ted Cruz, who, like Carson, is trying to court evangelical voters, has the most to gain...
  • Hillary Clinton Will Finish Third In Iowa, Behind Bernie Sanders and O'Malley. Here's Why

    12/07/2015 11:31:23 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Huffington Post Huffpost Politics The Blog ^ | December 4, 2015 | H. A. Goodman
    There's a reason Hillary Clinton finished third in the 2008 Iowa Caucus, behind Barack Obama and John Edwards. In addition to her costly vote supporting the war in Iraq, Clinton has always pleaded "guilty" to being a moderate. It's this centrism (even when progressive values are now popular throughout the nation) that fuels questions about why she opposed gay marriage or as The Huffington Post writes, accepted "$133,246 to the Ready for Hillary PAC" from major prison lobbyists. The Iowa Caucus was once labeled as part of the Democratic Party's "extremes" by Hillary Clinton in a recently disclosed State Department...
  • ‘Black Lives Matter’ Activist Calls for Trump’s Assassination… IMMEDIATELY Pays the Price

    11/21/2015 11:22:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Top Right News | November 19, 2015 | Brooke Bosca
    Link only: http://toprightnews.com/black-lives-matter-woman-calls-for-donald-trumps-assassination-immediately-pays-the-price/
  • Bernie Sanders launches petition drive to preserve Syrian refugee program

    11/21/2015 12:34:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Washington Post's PostPolitics ^ | November 20, 2015 | John Wagner
    CHARLESTON, S.C. — As Republican presidential candidates continued to sound the alarm Friday about Syrian immigrants, Democratic hopeful Bernie Sanders took a step in the opposite direction, launching a petition drive to preserve the program that facilities their arrival in the United States. “In this moment, it is particularly important that we not allow ourselves to be divided by the anti-immigrant hysteria that Republican presidential candidates are ginning up,” Sanders, who was arriving here for a three-day campaign swing, said in an e-mail to supporters. “When hundreds of thousands of people have lost everything and have nothing left but the...
  • Our editorial: Ted Cruz is wrong on Syrian refugees

    10/06/2015 10:50:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Detroit News | October 6, 2015
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.detroitnews.com/story/opinion/editorials/2015/10/06/editorial-ted-cruz-wrong-syrian-refugees/73486846/
  • WATCH: Hillary Supporters Tell PJM Why She’s Their Pick

    11/06/2015 4:15:46 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 9 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-5-2015 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Attendees of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's campaign rally in Alexandria said the ongoing FBI investigation into Clinton's use of private email has not changed their opinion of the former secretary of State. "Yes, I still support Hillary. I believe the inquiry has been just a way to lower her polls and so, yes, I definitely still support Hillary," a Democratic voter told PJ Media at the rally. "I still support her in spite of the investigation. I expect some mistakes were made and maybe some people somewhere could have been more truthful about some of the events, but there's...
  • Millennial voters weigh in on 16 candidates

    10/12/2015 2:10:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    WGNO-TV ^ | October 12, 2015 | Anthony Perrucci, CNN
    CNN asked millennial voters from a range of backgrounds to weigh in on whether, and how well, the 2016 presidential candidates are reflecting the priorities of their generation the largest and most diverse demographic cohort in American history as they make their case to voters. The opinions expressed are solely those of the authors. Elizabeth Elizalde, 22, is a New York-based journalist and a former CNN en Espaol intern. Follow her on Twitter @EElizalde5. Im a 22-year-old Latina living in New York City, and as a recent college graduate, I know the struggle of making ends meet. My...
  • Sanders stresses gun control, calls for assault weapon ban

    10/10/2015 10:48:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | October 10, 2015 | Nicholas Riccardi, The Associated Press
    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on Saturday called for an assault weapons ban in his second straight day of talking about an issue guns where he has sometimes deviated from the Democratic Party's consensus. In a campaign appearance ahead of next week's Democratic presidential debate, Sanders cited two shootings Friday at universities in Arizona and Texas as well as last week's slayings at an Oregon community college. "Instead of people yelling at each other, we have got to come together on commonsense approaches which, in fact, the vast majority of the American people support," said...
  • Yes, there are other people running besides Donald Trump

    10/10/2015 8:19:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Gwinnett Daily Post ^ | October 10, 2015 | Rob Jenkins
    After my last two columns on Donald Trump, several people have written to ask what I think about some of the other Republican presidential candidates. So I thought Id address that question this week. Hey, Im nothing if not responsive to my readers. Please excuse me if I dont mention everyone. Ive only got 500 words. Ben Carson. No question, Dr. Carson is manifestly the smartest person in the race, on either side. His slogan should be, Its just politics, folks. Not brain surgery. I dont necessarily agree with him on every issue, but I believe hes a man of...
  • Biden suggests GOP and other presidential candidates are 'homophobes'

    10/05/2015 10:09:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 4, 2015 | The Associated Press and Fox News Staff
    Vice President Joe Biden, who is considering a 2016 presidential run, on Saturday pledged his full support for gay and transgender equality while suggesting Republican and other White House candidates are homophobes. Speaking at the Human Rights Campaigns annual gala in Washington, Biden said gays and lesbians shouldnt fear Americans trying to undo gay marriage and other advances because the country has moved beyond homophobia. "There's homophobes still left, he continued to laughter and applause, in his keynote address. Most of them are running for president, I think."(continued)
  • Hillary Clinton Mocks Ben Carson, Ted Cruz on Gay Rights

    10/03/2015 10:02:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 3, 2015 | Liz Kreutz
    Hillary Clinton on Saturday mocked Republican presidential candidates Ben Carson and Ted Cruz over their positions on gay rights during remarks to the Human Rights Campaign, where she also called for new laws to support and protect the rights of transgendered people. "Ben Carson says that marriage equality is what caused the fall of the Roman empire," the Democratic presidential candidate said to laughter during a breakfast at the LGBT rights organization's annual gathering in Washington, D.C. Clinton then mentioned Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, which drew hisses and boos from the crowd gathered inside the grand ballroom of the Mayflower...
  • Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden, in Dueling Speeches, Focus on Transgender Rights

    10/04/2015 8:03:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 3, 2015 | Amy Chozick
    In a forceful speech on Saturday to an influential gay rights group, Hillary Rodham Clinton reaffirmed her support for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans. Hours later, Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., who is contemplating his own presidential run, stood before the same organization and praised Americans who have fought for gay rights. Love is not a political matter; its a basic human right, Mr. Biden said to a gathering of members of the Human Rights Campaign on Saturday night. The fact that we recognize that, its because of you. Mr. Bidens potential candidacy has loomed over Mrs. Clintons...
  • The Last Thing Bernie Sanders Needs Right Now Is A Conversation About Guns

    10/02/2015 11:10:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    National Public Radio's It's All Politics ^ | October 2, 2015 | Jessica Taylor
    President Obama passionately pleaded for stricter gun laws in the aftermath of yet another mass shooting Thursday. Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and others renewed their calls for stricter gun control measures. But it's the more liberal Sanders who could find himself having to uncomfortably explain his past positions on gun control. Even though the progressive socialist is to the left of Clinton and his other primary competitors on nearly every issue, he's walked a delicate line as a lawmaker from Vermont, where 2nd Amendment rights are popular. Sanders has had a mixed voting record on guns. He voted...
  • If Edward Snowden Is Right About Clinton's Emails, Bernie Sanders Will Win a Landslide Victory

    10/02/2015 10:44:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Huffington Post's Politics The Blog ^ | October 1, 2015 | H.A. Goodman, columnist
    Perhaps nobody on the planet knows more about intelligence protocol than Edward Snowden. If Snowden says it's "completely ridiculous" to believe that Clinton's emails were safe, then yes, it's fair to include his viewpoint in any critique of Hillary Clinton's latest controversy. In addition, since I believe Senator Bernie Sanders is desperately needed at this point in U.S. history, and electing Clinton or a Republican would essentially be nominating the same president on war and foreign policy, it's important to address relevant analysis of the email controversy. There seems to be a bizarre paradigm of thought among some Democrats that...
  • Sanders: Universal Healthcare and Free College Arent Radical Ideas, They Are Human Rights (VIDEO)

    09/29/2015 5:42:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    U.S. Uncut ^ | September 27, 2015 | Hugh Wharton
    This interview is amazing.As the Bernie Sanders campaign surges, the socialist senator continues to bring the national conversation back from the right after 30 years of bellicose class war rhetoric. In the clip below, he shames those (including Jeb Bush) who would cut taxes for the rich while stripping Social Security. Sanders states clearly that every other industrialized country invests in their own citizens and children and its high time that we followed suit. While Sanders is heavily-criticized for identifying as a democratic socialist, he embraces the label. Sanders says countries that abide by the principles of democratic socialism, like...
  • Crowd awaiting Pope Francis boos Trump in New York: Donald Trump in the news

    09/26/2015 12:51:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | September 25, 2015 | Sabrina Eaton
    Today's Donald Trump news: As a thick crowd gathered Thursday afternoon on New York's Fifth Avenue to get a glimpse of Pope Francis, the faithful caught sight of someone else Donald Trump. The presidential candidate stepped out of his company headquarters at about 4:30 p.m. and waved. But the crowd quickly reminded Trump that despite countless appearances on talk shows, rallies and over-populated debates they weren't there to see him. Trump heard some cheers, but was mostly showered with boos, a reaction that might not have pleased the pope, who had just finished preaching about the Golden...
  • Q&A with U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan: Neither Walker, Trump nor Sanders can win the presidency

    09/20/2015 6:25:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Madison ^ | September 20, 2015 | M.P. King, State Journal
    Gov. Scott Walker has dropped too fast, too hard to win the Republican nomination for president, U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan said last week. Nor does the second-term Democratic congressman think leading GOP candidate Donald Trump or insurgent Democratic hopeful Bernie Sanders can win the White House. Nobody is saying, What I really want is a 75-year-old socialist, Pocan said of Sanders, a U.S. senator from Vermont who is polling surprisingly well against Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination. Pocan talked presidential politics, drew a line between religious freedom and the recognition of gay marriage including his own and...
  • Sanders up big in New Hampshire and Iowa; Carson trails Trump

    09/13/2015 12:02:36 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 11 replies
    today.yougov ^ | September 13, 2015 | William Jordan
  • Cornel West endorses 'brother' Bernie Sanders

    08/25/2015 10:46:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | August 25, 2015 | Jeremy Diamond
    Civil rights activist and philosopher Cornel West on Monday endorsed Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders for president. "I endorse Brother @BernieSanders because he is a long-distance runner with integrity in the struggle for justice for over 50 years," West tweeted late Monday night. West went on to say that it's time for Sanders' "prophetic voice to be heard across our crisis-ridden country." While West has been a long time supporter of Sanders (and "not a Hillary Clinton fan at all"), the endorsement comes weeks after Black Lives Matter activists disrupted a Sanders event in Seattle, taking the podium from the self...
  • 5 reasons Bush isn't freaking out about Trump

    08/22/2015 6:42:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 97 replies
    The Politico ^ | August 21, 2015 | Marc Caputo and Anna Palmer
    Jeb Bush is sticking with the plan. Despite Donald Trump shooting ahead in the polls and Bushs debate performance getting bad reviews and amid signs of frustration on the campaign trail from the former Florida governor himself his supporters arent panicking, multiple sources close to the candidate insist. The Bush camp is projecting confidence that the Summer of Trump will fade to winter, and that Jeb will prevail when it matters. Here are five reasons Jebworld isnt freaking out: 1. TRUMP V. SOMEBODY Trump is the man to beat, the undisputed leader in national and early-state polls. Even...
  • A factor behind Bernie Sanders' appeal: Changing attitudes toward socialism

    08/20/2015 2:26:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | August 19, 2015 | Sara Aridi, Staff
    The independent Democratic candidate has repeatedly upheld his socialist views throughout his presidential campaign.When a New York Times reporter asked President Obama whether his domestic policies suggested that he was a socialist in 2009, the president responded with a laugh: The answer would be no. After the interview, Mr. Obama called the reporter back to elaborate on his answer, saying, It was hard for me to believe that you were entirely serious about that socialist question. That socialist question has taken on a new form these days, revolving around the only self-described socialist in the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination: Bernie...
  • The politics of A.P.E.

    08/16/2015 2:19:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The City Wire ^ | August 16, 2015 | Dr. Williams Yamkam
    In 2013, right after she stepped down as U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton enjoyed a high approval rating from the American people. Her trust level was on solid ground. Given her loyal service to the country and to President Barack Obama after the bruising 2008 Democratic presidential primaries in which she and Obama vigorously contended, Clintons standing among Democrats was sky high. This situation has allowed Clinton to be perceived as the prohibitive Democratic presidential nominee for the 2016 general elections. A few months ago, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., was undetectable on the presidential political radar as few...
  • Vultures circling Hillary: Al Gore insiders talking up potential run

    08/13/2015 3:12:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | August 13, 2015 | Professor William A. Jacobson
    Politically wounded presumptive nominee staggering in the desert of her email scandal.Hillary is politically wounded by her never-ending email scandal, which keeps sucking the life out of her favorability ratings, and has Democrats panicked with fear: Im not sure they completely understand the credibility they are losing, by the second, said one Democratic strategist, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. At some point this goes from being something you can rationalize away to something that becomes political cancer. And we are getting pretty close to the cancer stage, because this is starting to get ridiculous. Look, this is a...
  • Trump: If BLM protesters try to take over my rally like they did Sanderss, therell be a fight

    08/12/2015 9:56:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 12, 2015 | Allahpundit
    I thought wed already reached Peak Trumpmania but if his next speech ends with Trumps bodyguards going toe to toe with left-wing black activists trying to commandeer his stage to rant against the police, we might yet see him crack 50 percent in the polls. Im shocked that he ended up saying this off the cuff in a Q&A last night rather than as part of his prepared remarks. Its so squarely in the wheelhouse of his appeal offering to fight, literally, against a group thats politically correct to the point of being sacrosanct among progressives that a...
  • 'Cruz Country' stop brings out Sanders' signs

    08/10/2015 9:46:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz stopped in Chattanooga on Monday as he spent the congressional recess politicking around the South. The Texas senator and presidential dreamer (being called a dreamer will probably cause him a little heartburn) is best known for shutting down the government, reading Green Eggs and Ham during a filibuster and opposing immigration reform never mind that he is son of a Cuban immigrant. In Chattanooga, the tea party-leaning Republican made what he called a biscuits and gravy stopover during his eight-state "Cruz Country" bus tour through the southern states. He made a stump speech at GraceWorks...