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  • Dem introduces measures calling for Trump to fire staff who have backed white supremacists

    08/15/2017 12:48:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 15, 2017 | Max Greenwood
    More than 30 Democratic House members are moving to pressure the Trump administration to fire employees whom they deem supportive of white supremacy. Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) introduced a resolution Tuesday condemning the breakout of violence in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend during demonstrations by white nationalists, as well as a series of equivocal statements made by President Trump in the immediate aftermath of the violent protest. “When the president fails to swiftly condemn white supremacist terrorism, it’s imperative that Congress steps up and says clearly: Hate is not welcome, hate is un-American and we will strongly resist hate wherever...
  • In Seattle, is it now taboo to be friends with a Republican?

    06/05/2017 2:44:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | June 2, 2017 | Danny Westneat
    Can we just get along? This question is being asked more and more, what with the bitter polarization of the nation. The answer, right now, would appear to be a resounding no. It’s not because we can’t. We don’t want to. I had that thought the other day when I was listening to the Seattle City Council. Many council meetings of late involve left-wingers shouting at other left-wingers for not being left-wing enough. But on this day, a new purity test of left-wingedness was revealed. The council was debating the juvenile-justice issue. Not everyone agrees whether a new jail should...
  • First two Democrats back Trump U.S. Supreme Court pick

    03/30/2017 2:54:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 30, 2017 | Lawrence Hurley
    Senators Joe Manchin and Heidi Heitkamp on Thursday became the first Democrats to support the confirmation of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, giving Republicans two of eight Democratic votes needed to avoid a nasty fight on the U.S. Senate floor next week. Both West Virginia's Manchin and North Dakota's Heitkamp are up for re-election next year in states that voted for Trump in the 2016 presidential election. "I hold no illusions that I will agree with every decision Judge Gorsuch may issue in the future, but I have not found any reasons why this jurist should not...
  • Kshama Sawant calls for wave of anti-Trump protests and strikes on May Day

    02/24/2017 11:06:51 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    KCPQ-TV ^ | February 22, 2017 | Staff
    SEATTLE — Socialist Seattle city council member Kshama Sawant is calling for a wave of protests and strikes on May Day this year against President Donald Trump and his policies. Sawant penned an article in the socialist publication Jacobin Magazine titled Why We Should Strike on May Day. “Since Inauguration Day, millions of people have taken to the streets to fight against Donald Trump’s right-wing agenda. Yet the president is continuing his attacks,” she wrote. Sawant called for rank-and-file union members and labor leaders to bring forth resolutions to strike on May 1. She also called for “mass peaceful civil...
  • [Seattle Trotskyite Socialist City councilor] Kshama Sawant: Anti-Trump protests a 'historic' chance

    02/12/2017 4:10:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | February 12, 2017 | Patrick Strickland
    American leftists see huge gains as anger grows against Donald Trump's anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim policies. The election of far-right President Donald Trump has led to a surge in membership of socialist organisations across the United States. During his first few weeks in office, Trump has already issued a flurry of executive orders targeting Muslims and immigrants, while moving to lift regulations on Wall Street. In response, protests have taken place in cities across the country. Last week, demonstrations against Trump's now frozen ban on travellers from seven Muslim-majority countries were held at airports. The day after his inauguration, millions joined...
  • Why one side of Puget Sound became Trump country in 2016

    01/05/2017 6:36:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    KUOW-FM ^ | January 4, 2017 | David Hyde
    When you first hit the road from Seattle on your way to Mason County there are lots of signs that the economy is buzzing, like construction cranes, shiny new buildings and hybrid cars. But when you wind around past Olympia into Mason County, you're more likely to see a pickup truck with a gun rack than a Prius. And the average wage in Mason in 2015 was about half as much as in King County. The political contrast is also dramatic. Whereas Seattle is Hillary Country, in Mason County voters bolted on a 13-point swing from Barack Obama in 2012...
  • [Patty] Murray elected to third-ranking position in Senate Democratic leadership

    11/18/2016 8:32:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Peninsula Daily News ^ | November 18, 2016 | Staff
    U.S. Sen. Patty Murray has been elected by the Democratic caucus to serve as assistant Democratic leader, the third-ranking position in Senate Democratic leadership. Murray, a Democrat from Seattle, was elected Wednesday. In this post, Murray will work with Sen. Chuck Schumer, Democratic leader, to shape the Democratic agenda and strategy, and will play a critical role in implementing it on and off the Senate floor with the rest of the leadership team and caucus. Murray has served as the conference secretary, the fourth-ranking position, since 2006. “We have a tough road ahead of us with Republicans in control of...
  • WA electorial voter will NOT vote for Hillary

    11/08/2016 9:49:30 PM PST · by llevrok · 3 replies
    11/08/2016 | llevrok
    Recall there is a WA state electoral college voter who said last week he'd not vote for Hillary if she wins WA state. He'd vote for the Green party If this ends up in the House, will he be the King maker (or Queen maker) ?
  • Democratic Electoral College Voter Says He Won’t Cast Ballot For Clinton

    11/04/2016 7:12:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Buzz Feed News ^ | November 4, 2016 | Jim Dalrymple II
    The Democratic elector from Washington — a state Clinton is all but certain to win — called the presidential candidate a “criminal” and said he won’t cast his ballot for her. Calling Hillary Clinton a “criminal,” a Democratic Electoral College voter from Washington state has vowed not to cast his ballot for the Democratic nominee if she wins the popular vote in his state. Robert Satiacum told the Associated Press Friday that Clinton “will not get my vote, period.” Satiacum, a member of the Puyallup Tribe and former Bernie Sanders supporter, said he believes Clinton has “done nothing but flip...
  • Photo's from Trump rally yesterday in Everett,WA

    08/31/2016 12:30:57 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 10 replies
    08/31/16 | Entropy & Jonrick
    Repeating combined photo's posted yesterday by me and jonrick.
  • Photo's & Observations from Trump Rally in Everett,WA

    08/30/2016 11:46:48 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 30 replies
    Aug 31, 2016 | Entropy12
    Trump Rally in Xfinity Arena, Everett, WA
  • Trump plans Everett rally, protesters expected

    08/30/2016 2:17:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    KOMO-TV ^ | August 30, 2016 | The Associated Press
    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is returning to Washington state. The New York businessman is scheduled to hold a rally in Everett at Xfinity Arena at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Trump last visited the state in May, when he held rallies in Spokane and Lynden....
  • Tickets available for Trump’s Washington state visit

    08/26/2016 11:45:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Tri-City Herald ^ | August 26, 2016 | The Associated Press and Staff
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has scheduled a rally Aug. 30 in Everett. Tickets are available now at donaldjtrump.com/schedule. The rally is at 7 p.m. at Xfinity Arena, following a Seattle fundraiser the same day. Doors open at 4 p.m. for the rally. Trump’s campaign added the rally to his official website Friday....
  • Journey: How a Black Male Became a Trump Supporter

    08/22/2016 11:45:54 PM PDT · by milowrites · 38 replies
    Personal site ^ | 20 August 2016 | Milo Ricks Carter
    I would like to preface this article with a statement that should be obvious: I am no expert in government affairs or foreign relations nor I did not spend hundreds of thousands of dollars earning a degree in political science so that I could discuss such matters. I’m simply a man; a man with certain unique life experiences that have offered me varying perspectives of a few things. I am an Iraq war veteran – though my job was working in a prison, so it was nothing of great danger- and I’m also formerly homeless. Both of these are experiences...
  • Ted Cruz continues work to lock down Washington State.

    04/18/2016 3:48:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 142 replies
    Red State ^ | April 17, 2016 | Moe Lane
    To refresh your memory: Washington State has 44 delegates, winner-take-most (majority takes all) proportional primary (20% threshold), with statewide and CD delegates. Closed primary (deadline to switch is next week; deadline for first-time voters is next month), but it’s all mail-in. …And, just think! Five months ago, I would have had to write another three or four sentences to explain all of that. Now I can just assume that most of you folks will be able to follow along. It’s an ill wind, huh? Anyway, it turns out that Ted Cruz has already done the work – before the deadline...
  • Bill Clinton Rips ‘Awful Legacy Of The Last 8 Years,’ Later Says He Wasn’t Referring To Obama

    03/22/2016 3:50:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Huffington Post's Huffpost Politics ^ | March 21, 2016 | Ed Mazza
    The former president was speaking on behalf of his wife, Hillary Clinton, at a campaign event.Bill Clinton slammed the "awful legacy of the last eight years" on Monday, which Republicans quickly claimed was an attack on President Barack Obama. However, the former president was really talking about Republican obstructionism. Clinton was speaking in Spokane, Washington on behalf of his wife, former secretary of state and Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton, calling her a "change-maker" who can "make democracy work the way the framers intended for it to work." He added: "Now, if you don't believe we can all grow together...
  • Seattle woman running to become first transgender legislator in Washington

    03/01/2016 2:22:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    KIRO-FM ^ | March 1, 2016 | Richard D. Oxley
    Another person has entered the race for the 43rd Legislative District House seat. And if voted in, that person hopes to make history. Danni Askini has announced her intention to run for the 43rd Legislative District -- an area that covers much of Seattle's popular neighborhoods, including downtown, First Hill, Capitol Hill, South Lake Union, Eastlake, Wallingford, and Ballard. She announced Tuesday her intention to run for the position that will be left vacant as current State Rep. Brady Walkinshaw moves on to run for the US House of Representatives. If Askini wins, it could place a unique voice in...
  • This top Rand Paul donor just made a big endorsement in the presidential race

    02/05/2016 8:40:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Rare ^ | February 3, 2016 | Corie W. Stephens
    Tech entrepreneur Scott Banister has long been an ally to the liberty movement. The angel investor, IronPort founder, and PayPal board member donated $3 million to a Rand Paul supporting Super PAC, and has been a vocal supporter of the libertarian Republican. Now that Rand Paul is out of the presidential race, Banister has thrown his support behind Ted Cruz. Cruz is a self-described constitutional conservative who earned the endorsements of both Rand and Ron Paul in his 2012 Texas Senate race. Scott Banister Our best chance for a constitutional presidency is now @tedcruz. #LibertariansForCruz Cruz's relationship with the Pauls...
  • Trump ranks 4th among Utah voters, new poll shows

    12/22/2015 1:45:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    KSL-TV ^ | December 22, 2015 | Lisa Riley Roche
    SALT LAKE CITY — Donald Trump continues to be the front-runner in the GOP presidential nomination race, but he's languishing in fourth place in a new poll of Utah voters. The new UtahPolicy.com poll by Dan Jones & Associates comes as former Utah governor and 2012 presidential candidate Jon Huntsman Jr. is suggesting Trump has a shot at winning the White House. "People really are hungry for change. They were last time, but it hadn't reached the 212-degree boiling point. This time it has," Huntsman told USA Today's weekly "Capital Download" video series. Huntsman said that's why he thinks Trump,...
  • Rand Paul’s sneak attack strategy

    08/27/2015 4:35:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Washington Post's Politics ^ | August 27, 2015 | David Weigel, journ-o-list member
    SPOKANE, Wa. – Rand Paul was 2,487 miles away from the Beltway journalists who had written off his campaign, and he was loving it. A riverfront hotel ballroom had filled early, latecomers grabbing chairs from the hallway to add more rows. Seven hundred people stood for a prayer, then the Pledge of Allegiance, then the Star-Spangled Banner, then for two amen-filled endorsements from local legislators, then a video message from the senator’s wife Kelley — and then, finally, for Rand Paul. “Looks like the liberty movement is alive and well and packing itself into the room!” said Paul. He wore...