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  • Trump in 2020?

    08/14/2018 8:13:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Arca Max ^ | August 9, 2018 | Susan Estrich, Dukakis Campaign Manager
    Media outlets this week are all over a new Pew study that finds, the headlines promise, that President Trump's support is not quite as broad and not quite as happy as his stunningly stable approval rating might suggest. But what's striking from the numbers, at least as far as I can see, is not how much support Trump has lost but how, given the daily barrage of tweets and countertweets; ugly chants and ugly corruption trials (his campaign chairman); intense criticism in the media; all-out war in Congress; and foreign policy flubs and domestic failures, much remains firm, and how...
  • North Korea talks moving 'in right direction': US State Department

    08/14/2018 6:42:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Straits Times ^ | August 14, 2018 | Agence France Presse
    US talks with North Korea on denuclearisation are making progress "in the right direction," State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said on Tuesday (Aug 14). Nauert said behind-the-scenes discussions with Pyongyang have normalised in the wake of President Donald Trump's June summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and subsequent meetings between US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and other top Pyongyang officials. "We consider meetings, negotiations, conversations as we move forward behind the scenes with those negotiations to be moving in the right direction," Nauert said in a press briefing. "Conversations with the government of North Korea are becoming...
  • “I Would Murder Him – Do Him Like Gaddafi” Antifa Activists on Video Threaten to Kill President

    08/13/2018 3:19:51 PM PDT · by Signalman · 31 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/12/2018 | Kristinn Taylor
    Antifa activists counter-protesting the so-called ‘Unite the Right 2’ rally across from the White House in Washington, D.C. on Sunday spoke on camera to Daily Caller reporter Benny Johnson, bluntly stating they want to murder President Donald Trump. Here was my question to the progressive protesters (I asked everyone the same question): “If Donald Trump showed up here, what would you say or do?” Over half-dozen progressives voluntarily told me they would kill Trump. This is the *definition* of “Violence on both sides”” “I was only at the event for one hour. I had 5 people threaten to physically harm...
  • Antifa is the future of the Democrats

    08/14/2018 4:06:52 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 17 replies
    Don Surber Blogspot ^ | 13 Aug 2018 | Don Surber
    Let's get something straight: Antifa is the fascist arm of the Democratic Party. If you want to know where the party is headed, look where its youths are. Antifa speaks for all Democrats when it chants, “No border, no wall, no USA at all!” Think not? People in the 1970s blew off the Weather Underground as radicals who had nothing to do with the party. But whom did Democrats nominate in 2008? And who was his political mentor? And who was his religious mentor? And who was the communist he put in charge of the CIA? This was no accident...
  • Seattle's $52M streetcar fiasco the latest setback for city's anti-Trump mayor

    08/14/2018 12:26:28 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/26/2018 | Lukas Mikelionis
    Seattle’s anti-Trump mayor, Jenny Durkan, may be on track for a political backlash: Her city’s $52 million money splash on public transit appears doomed because new taxpayer-funded streetcars apparently won’t fit the existing tracks. Durkan’s office has braced city residents for the possibility, the Seattle Times reported. The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) reportedly ordered 10 new streetcars last year, to help expand the Seattle Streetcar system by linking the two existing streetcar lines. But the new streetcars also are reportedly heavier and longer than the ones currently in use, raising concerns about whether they'll be used at all. “It...
  • Fact-checking Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s media blitz

    08/14/2018 12:13:28 PM PDT · by grundle · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 10, 2018 | Glenn Kessler
    “ICE is the only criminal investigative agency, the only enforcement agency in the United States, that has a bed quota. So ICE is required to fill 34,000 beds with detainees every single night and that number has only been increasing since 2009.” — in an interview with the Intercepted podcast, May 30 As our friends at PolitiFact documented, this is an urban legend. There is language in the 2016 appropriations bill that requires ICE to have 34,000 beds available — ICE “shall maintain a level of not less than 34,000 detention beds through September 30, 2016” — but it is...
  • Stunning MAGAnomic Sentiment: Small Business Optimism Survey Second Highest Reading in History….

    08/14/2018 11:48:26 AM PDT · by Signalman · 7 replies
    CTH ^ | 8/14/2018 | sundance
    Although some panned any celebration of the 4.1 percent second quarter GDP growth, small business owners beg to disagree. At least in the small business sector of the economy, Main Street’s performance over the last 21 months is unprecedented based on reports for the past 45 years by hundreds of thousands of NFIB’s member firms. Owners have never been so optimistic for so long. This has translated to improved employment and investment spending that buoys GDP growth, even at the end of what will be the longest expansion in modern history. Consumer sentiment is at record high levels. Consumer...
  • Hurry Up: Supermajority Thinks Mueller Should Try To Wrap Russiagate Investigation Before Midterms

    08/14/2018 11:36:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/14/2018 | Allahpundit
    My first reaction upon seeing this headline was, “Wow! Rudy’s strategy is working.” Giuliani’s been running around telling reporters this week that they’re giving Mueller until September 1 to agree to their terms for an interview. If not then the offer’s off the table until after the midterms. If Mueller wants to try to subpoena Trump before then and get blasted relentlessly by Republicans for meddling in a national campaign in its home stretch, let him. That’ll further discredit the Russiagate probe in voters’ eyes by making it look as politically partisan as Trump is forever claiming it is....
  • Trump’s Trade War Is Rattling China’s Leaders

    08/14/2018 8:48:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 14, 2018 | Keith Bradsher and Steven Lee Myers
    BEIJING — China’s leaders have sought to project confidence in the face of President Trump’s tariffs and trade threats, but as it becomes clear a protracted trade war with the United States may be unavoidable, there are growing signs of unease inside the Communist political establishment. In recent days, officials from the Commerce Ministry, the police and other agencies have summoned executives from exporters to ask about plans to lay off workers or shift supply chains to other countries. With stocks slumping into bear territory and the currency dropping 9 percent against the dollar since mid-April, censors have been deleting...
  • Poll: Hogan (R) leads Jealous (D) in Maryland governor’s race by double-digits

    08/14/2018 10:46:08 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Aug 14, 2018
    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) has a considerable lead over Democratic challenger Ben Jealous and is supported by slightly more than half of likely voters, according to a poll released Tuesday by Gonzales Research ...
  • Heartache: April Ryan on CNN Bashes Omarosa; Calls Her a “Liar” and “Evil” – Video 8/12/18

    08/13/2018 4:47:13 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 7 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 12, 2018 | Brian
    Lol! Even Leftist “reporter” April Ryan says Omarosa is a “liar” and “evil.” So, April is undercutting the person the Media spent all weekend building up and featuring her ridiculous attacks on President Trump. Ok! Omarosa claims she has heard a tape of Donald Trump using “the N-Word.” She says the person who has the tape had it two years ago, which was during the 2016 Campaign. No way a tape like that wouldn’t have surfaced during the 2016 Presidential Campaign. It would be impossible to think it would not have come out. . . .
  • Florida House candidate accused of lying about college degree apologizes for 'mistake'

    08/14/2018 4:35:10 AM PDT · by ToxicMich · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2018-08-14
    Melissa Howard, the GOP candidate for a Florida state House seat who was accused of lying about her college degree and NRA rating apologized on Monday, pledging to stay in the race “and lead by example from now on.” After questions arose about Howard’s academic credentials, the state House candidate posted a photo of what she said was a copy of her transcripts to Facebook. She also sent photos of what she said was her diploma to media outlets, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune reported.
  • Sen. Bill Nelson Pushes to Ban Guns that Were Banned in 1988

    08/02/2018 8:25:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 45 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/2/2018 | AWR Hawkins
    Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) is pushing to ban guns that have been illegal since the 1988 passage of the Undetectable Firearms Act. He is seeking to ban them all over again as part of the Democrat onslaught against 3D gun print files. The Miami Herald quotes Nelson saying, “Just think of the billions of dollars we spend trying to protect national security. And now, suddenly there is going to be published on the internet the plans for making a gun that can evade the detection systems in airports and seaports and all of these governmental buildings as well as some...
  • Bill Nelson: The Russians have penetrated some Florida voter registration systems

    08/08/2018 7:25:03 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 45 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | August 8, 2018 | Alex Leary, Steve Bousquet and Kirby Wilson
    Russian operatives have "penetrated" some of Florida's voter registration systems ahead of the 2018 midterms, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson said Wednesday, adding new urgency to concerns about hacking. The state, however, said it has received "zero information" supporting his claim. "They have already penetrated certain counties in the state and they now have free rein to move about," Nelson told the Tampa Bay Times before a campaign event in Tampa. He said something similar a day earlier in Tallahassee but declined to elaborate. "That's classified," the Democrat said Tuesday. He is facing a re-election challenge in November from Gov. Rick...
  • Muslim Dem Candidate for Congress: Abolish ICE; Won’t say Border Security Needed – Video 8/13/18

    08/13/2018 6:44:48 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 13 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 13, 2018 | Brian
    Here is radical Leftist Democrat Candidate Rashida Tlaib, a Muslim, running for Congress in Michigan on CNN today where she advocated for abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). When pressed on whether she wants America to have Border Security – she would NOT say she does. Folks, THIS is today’s Democrat. This is the Democrat Party now. It’s not the Party of FDR, JFK, Harry Truman anymore. It’s a collection of radicals whose policies are dangerous for America. . . .
  • Kansas county accepts nearly 1,500 new ballots, including from unaffiliated voters

    08/13/2018 5:24:26 PM PDT · by blueyon · 48 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 8/13/18 | By Bryan Lowry and Hunter Woodall
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Johnson County will accept nearly 1,500 provisional ballots either in full or in part, including dozens cast by unaffiliated voters who were incorrectly told by poll workers to cast provisional ballots. The ballots could tip the balance in the GOP primary for governor. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and Gov. Jeff Colyer were separated by a mere 110 votes as of early Monday. The Johnson County Board of Canvassers voted unanimously Monday to fully accept 1,176 ballots based on the recommendation of the county's election commissioner, Ronnie Metsker. This included 57 ballots from unaffiliated voters...
  • Bill Nelson goes silent amid charges of fabricating Russian hacking claim

    08/13/2018 4:22:08 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 47 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 13, 2018 | James Varney
    With early voting beginning Monday in some Florida counties, the Senate race there was jolted as Republican Gov. Rick Scott kept up the pressure on Sen. Bill Nelson’s thus far unsubstantiated claims that Russian operatives have already compromised Florida elections. In the hotly contested race, Democratic Sen. Nelson’s comments seemed to dovetail with the narrative of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. elections —international shenanigans many in the American intelligence community have concluded were real. But Mr. Nelson’s pointed remarks triggered a storm of protest not only from his Republican challenger, Mr. Scott, but from other Florida officials, too. Mr....
  • Blue Ebb Tide In Florida: Dem Registration Edge Drops Ahead Of Midterms

    08/13/2018 3:52:26 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 21 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 13 Auug 2018 | Ed Morrissey
    Floridians go to the polls for their midterm primaries in two weeks, and the electorate looks surprisingly the same as it did two or four years ago. Despite predictions of a “blue wave” in this purple state based on reaction to Donald Trump and the disaster response in Puerto Rico, Democrats didn’t make any gains in their share of the electorate. In fact, as Politico’s Marc Caputo reports, they lost ground: Last week we wondered “where’s the blue wave?” when Democratic absentee ballot returns weren’t as proportionately high as they were at this time of the election in 2014, the...
  • Farewell to the ‘Conservative Movement’

    08/13/2018 3:54:17 PM PDT · by oblomov · 52 replies
    Hot Air / Journal of American Greatness ^ | 10 Aug 2018 | Michael Walsh
    The #NeverTrumpumpkins define themselves by their visceral distaste for the president. He offends their fastidious sensibilities, outrages them with his unfiltered Twitter musings, and violates their sense of propriety with his secular hedonism and sheer joy in his own vulgarity. That he’s also delivering the most conservative administration in history is, to them, beside the point—because Trump neither represents nor embodies “movement” conservatism. And therein, for them, lies the problem. Movements are, almost by definition, attractive to the young and the emotionally immature. Followers love to follow; even more, they love to memorize catechisms and rote talking points, which they...
  • Obama leaves Scuumer & Pelosi "High & Dry" as Democrat Champion campaigner.

    08/11/2018 9:26:54 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 24 replies
    Ho-Hum....Trump already has had four major campaign rallies with massive attendees in August and, has another "Blockbuster" political rally set for August 21, 2018 in West Virginia. This does not include all the various POTUS meetings & little rallies as required of POTUS routine. Democrat leaders, Schumer & Pelosi have heralded the coming vigorous Mid-Term, 2018 campaign activity that Obama will offer forthcoming. Sadly...we all will be waiting a bit longer for Obama to make an open public appearance in a massive Democrat political rally. Count August out of the picture for serious campaign activity from either Obama. The Obamas...