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  • Bergman's military experience called upon in trip to South Korea (3 Star General)

    07/20/2018 3:44:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Gaylord Herald Times ^ | July 16, 2018 | Jeremy Speer
    It's a busy life for a congressman who is up for re-election in November, but it wasn't too busy for U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Watersmeet, to jump on a plane and head to South Korea earlier the month. Bergman, a retired U.S. Marine Corps lieutenant general, is the highest-ranking combat veteran ever elected to Congress. He said because of that, he is often consulted on matters of the military. "It's a chance for me to be a resource, a mentor for folks who want to make a good vote and have questions about the military," he said. His expertise meant...
  • Kimberly Guilfoyle leaving Fox News to campaign with Donald Trump Jr.: report

    07/20/2018 8:29:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 20, 2018 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle is planning to leave the network to campaign for the 2018 midterm elections with her reported boyfriend Donald Trump Jr., CNN reported Friday. Guilfoyle will likely join America First Politics, a pro-Trump non-profit, according to the network. It’s not known when she’s planning on leaving Fox News. A spokesman for Trump Jr. tweeted Friday that Guilfoyle joining Trump Jr. on the campaign trail “is a win for the entire GOP.” “Kim is one of the most influential voices in the #MAGA movement and knows how to light up a crowd,” the spokesman, Andrew Surabian, tweeted....
  • Ocean County woman vows to pop Trump baby balloon

    07/19/2018 3:02:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Asbury Park Press | July 19, 2018 | Courtney Marabella and Mike Davis
    Link only due to copyright issues: https://www.app.com/story/news/weird/2018/07/19/ocean-county-woman-vows-pop-trump-baby-balloon/799786002/
  • Maxine Waters warns supporters of possible 'armed protests' against her

    07/19/2018 1:23:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | July 19, 2018 | Karma Allen, Good Morning America, ABC News
    Rep. Maxine Waters warned supporters on Wednesday of potential "armed protests" against her after an extremist group called for ongoing demonstrations outside her office in Los Angeles. In a lengthy statement issued late Wednesday, Waters, D-Calif., said she’d been notified about forthcoming protests by the Oath Keepers, which she described as "an anti-government militia" that's staged armed protests in cities across the country. She warned her supporters against being "baited" into counter-demonstrations or confrontations with the organization, which she said has a track record of "violent and provocative behavior." "I am requesting those individuals and groups planning a counter-protest to...
  • America was on display during Trump’s visit (Montana)

    07/19/2018 12:07:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Belgrade News ^ | July 19, 2018 | Will Bennett
    I was called a Nazi. This laughable political arrow was flung at me, my wife and kids, by a man driving in a minivan with anti-Trump posters taped to its many windows. “Your opinion means a lot to me,” yelled a lady standing next to me. We all chuckled. Yes, my family and I were some of the thousands of Montanans who made the pilgrimage to Great Falls to listen to the president speak. We didn’t get out of the house early enough (the disadvantage of living in a house full of girls) so we were part of the thousands...
  • Dem Socialist Ocasio-Cortez: Capitalism 'Will Not Always Exist in the World'

    07/18/2018 10:50:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 18, 2018
    New York Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez caused a stir for criticizing Israel’s "occupation” of Palestine in a recent interview. Ocasio-Cortez, who surprisingly won a New York Democratic primary on a socialist platform, made the remark during an interview on PBS’s "Firing Line" on Friday. The 28-year-old political newcomer was roundly criticized for making the statement then admitting that she is "not the expert at geopolitics on this issue." It wasn't the only controversial thing Ocasio-Cortez said during the "Firing Line" interview...
  • Trump’s critics reach absurd new heights

    07/18/2018 6:22:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | July 18, 2018 | Marc A. Thiessen, The Washington Post
    The definition of insanity is doing the same thing again and again and expecting to get a different result, which is one of the many reasons President Donald Trump’s news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin seemed so insane. Trump is trying to do something that both of his immediate predecessors tried to do: turn over a new leaf with Russia. They both failed, and so will he. Recall that George W. Bush entered the White House promising to end the “dead ideological rivalry” of the Cold War. At a 2001 summit with Putin in Slovenia, Bush declared, “I looked...
  • Trump is one of the biggest political ad spenders on Facebook

    07/18/2018 10:46:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Engadget ^ | July 18, 2018 | Mallory Locklear
    In May, Facebook began requiring political ads to disclose who paid for them and started collecting all political ads in a searchable archive. Now, researchers are using that information to see how politicians are incorporating the social platform into their campaigns. As the New York Times reports, researchers at New York University have conducted an initial analysis of political Facebook ads and found that President Trump is a leading spender. Of the 267,000 political ads that the research team was able to collect accurate information on from Facebook's archive, Donald Trump's campaign and his PAC were both top 10 ad...
  • Never-Trumpers should leave the GOP. But they need to think twice before following Comey's lead.

    07/18/2018 10:03:31 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 18, 2018 | Reed Galen
    Instead of simply trading in one bad party for a slightly less bad one, frustrated voters need to use this moment to push for credible alternatives. Last weekend’s Politico Magazine featured an historical retrospective of the rise and fall of major American political parties during the mid-1850s. Written by professor Joshua Zeitz, a historian and one-time Democratic candidate for Congress, the piece urges “Never Trump” Republicans to give up on the GOP, cast aside ideas of independence and join the Democratic Party. While deeply steeped in historical examples and context, Zeitz presents a false dichotomy to erstwhile Republicans. “Today’s Never...
  • Poll Finds 70 Percent of Republicans Approve of Trump’s Handling of Russia, Even After Helsinki

    07/17/2018 9:24:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    Slate ^ | July 17, 2018 | Elliot Hannon
    A new tracking poll from Reuters/ Ipsos Tuesday showed that rank-and-file Republicans not only continue to support President Trump, but refuse to believe he’s doing anything wrong. The most galling number from the survey is: 71 percent of Republicans approve of Trump’s handling of Russia. That support runs counter to much of the leadership of their own party, at minimum during the Helsinki summit. The poll was put into the field following the summit, so it should pick up any quiver of movement, but there still has not been a dip in GOP support for Trump’s Putin-loving approach. Overall, more...
  • Former Top Clinton Aide Blasts Air Horns At White House To Keep Trump Awake After Putin Summit

    07/17/2018 5:08:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    People Magazine ^ | July 17, 2018 | Emily Davies
    Six hundred people, 50 bullhorns, pots, pans and a collection of whistles welcomed President Donald Trump home to the White House as he touched down from his tumultuous trip to Helsinki. The ear-popping homecoming party was designed to keep the jet-lagged president awake—a last-minute protest pulled together with a single Tweet from a former top advisor to Hillary Clinton. “If someone flew home from Helsinki they’d get back to DC around 9pm. You know what I’d hate if I just got back & needed sleep? A bunch of people outside my home with bullhorns & air horns,” Philippe Reines, former...
  • O'Rourke calls for Trump's impeachment over Putin summit (Ted Cruz's 2018 opponent)

    07/17/2018 4:30:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 17, 2018 | Max Greenwood
    Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas) said on Tuesday that President Trump's performance at a controversial news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin warrants impeachment – and that he would vote to do so. "Standing on stage in another country with the leader of another country who wants to and has sought to undermine this country, and to side with him over the United States - if I were asked to vote on this I would vote to impeach the president," O'Rourke said, according to The Dallas Morning-News. "Impeachment, much like an indictment, shows that there is enough there for the case...
  • Woe to Dem party, plank if Hillary Clinton takes plunge in 2020

    07/16/2018 7:32:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Bayou Buzz ^ | July 10, 2018 | Jeff Crouere
    During the ascendancy of Donald Trump to the top of the Republican Party and the presidency, the media has devoted plenty of attention to the in-fighting in the GOP. Trump overthrew the establishment by defeating 16 Republican challengers and winning the nomination. Ever since then, a dedicated band of GOP “Never Trumpers” has criticized the President’s every move and given plenty of support to the media and Democrat opponents of his agenda. Fortunately, President Trump has marginalized this group and solidified his support among Republicans. Recent polls have shown the President maintaining an astounding 90% approval rating among Republican voters....
  • Hillary Clinton Blasts Trump For His Putin Press Conference With Just Four Simple Words

    07/16/2018 6:38:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 101 replies
    Bustle ^ | July 16, 2018 | Caroline Burke
    In the simplest and potentially most effective clapback tweet of all time, Hillary Clinton blasted Trump for his Putin presser in Helsinki with four simple words: "well, now we know." The tweet was a followup to one she had posted about Trump the day before his trip to the summit, saying, "Great World Cup. Question for President Trump as he meets Putin: Do you know which team you play for?" Clinton's response to her own tweet (that we all now "know" which team Trump plays for) was a clearly barbed acknowledgement of Trump's now infamous behavior at the summit, in...
  • Michigan Primary (candidates by office / party / district)

    07/16/2018 4:57:54 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 38 replies
    Michigan Sec'y of State ^ | July 2018 | et al
    Sec'y of State GOVERNOR Republicans Patrick Colbeck, Canton Brian Calley, Portland Jim Hines, Saginaw Township Bill Schuette, Midland Democrats Gretchen Whitmer, East Lansing Abdul El-Sayed, Shelby Township Shri Thanedar, Ann Arbor Libertarian Bill Gelineau, Grand Rapids John Tatar, Livonia U.S. SENATOR John James, R- Farmington Hills Sandy Pensler, R-Grosse Pointe *Debbie Stabenow, D-Lansing U.S. House of Representatives 1ST CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT *Jack Bergman, R-Watersmeet Matthew Morgan, D-Traverse City 2ND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT *Bill Huizenga, R-Zeeland Rob Davidson, D-Spring Lake Nick Schiller, D-Grand Rapids 3RD CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT *Justin Amash, R-Cascade Township Joe Farrington, R-Lyons Cathy Albro, D-Middleville Fred Wooden, D-Grand Rapids, 4TH...
  • Hillary Clinton’s view of America under Trump: “organized cruelty”

    07/16/2018 2:01:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Vox ^ | July 16, 2018 | Alexia Fernández Campbell
    Hillary Clinton has a lot of thoughts about Donald Trump’s presidency so far. In an appearance this weekend in Pittsburgh, the former secretary of state and presidential candidate described the current administration as pushing a system of “organized cruelty” and warned Americans of the “grim” future that lay ahead if they don’t vote Republicans out of Congress in November. Clinton’s remarks at the annual convention of the American Federation of Teachers, a national labor union, were among her harshest words yet about the Trump administration. Clinton has given few speeches since losing the presidential election in 2016, and she didn’t...
  • Will Hillary persist in 2020? Her actions suggest ‘yes’

    07/15/2018 10:14:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 15, 2018 | Lauren DeBellis Appell
    There’s been buzz circulating lately that Hillary Clinton may still have her eye on the Oval Office and is considering stepping back in the ring to take another shot at the 2020 Democrat presidential nomination. Because quitters never win, or something. On its face, it sounds like pure insanity. However, she’s spent the last year and a half fixated on the 2016 election, traveling all over and telling anyone who will listen why it’s not her fault she lost. She even went so far as to write a book, “What Happened.” Her publisher could have saved a few trees and...
  • Trump raises $90 million for his reelection bid and GOP, with less going to legal fees

    07/15/2018 9:12:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 15, 2018 | Michelle Ye Hee Lee and Anu Narayanswamy, The Washington Post
    With the 2018 midterms under way, President Donald Trump's reelection campaign and two affiliated committees entered the third quarter with a massive fundraising haul of $90 million and a steep decline in attorneys fees, which have consumed his reelection expenses since he took office. Trump's campaign committee and two fundraising committees that jointly raise money with the Republican National Committee - Trump Victory and the Trump Make America Great Again Committee - together raised $17.7 million in the second quarter, for a total of about $90 million in the 2018 cycle, according to Federal Election Committee records filed Sunday evening....
  • Rand Paul breaks with Republicans as he doubts Trump supreme court pick

    07/15/2018 8:12:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    MSN News ^ | July 15, 2018 | Edward Helmore, The Manchester Guardian
    Breaking with many Republican colleagues, the Kentucky senator Rand Paul has revealed his concern over Donald Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to replace Anthony Kennedy on the supreme court. Paul told Fox and Friends on Sunday he was worried Kavanaugh, a judge on the DC circuit court of appeals, could cancel out supreme court justice Neil Gorsuch’s vote on fourth-amendment cases and allow the federal government to collect the phone records of millions of Americans. Kavanaugh’s confirmation rests on a knife edge. Republicans hold a 51-49 advantage in the Senate. They need a simple majority or a tie broken by...
  • Maxine Waters on Trump: He doesn’t even know how to spell his wife’s name

    07/15/2018 1:12:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 14, 2018 | Joe Garofoli
    Rep. Maxine Waters continued her war of words with President Trump Saturday in Oakland, with the Los Angeles Democrat saying Trump was “embarrassing us every day” during his trip through Europe. “He’s over there supposedly meeting on NATO. He doesn’t know a darn thing about it,” Waters, a Los Angeles Democrat told a meeting of the California Democratic Party’s women’s caucus. “He doesn’t even understand what GDP is. As a matter of fact, he doesn’t even know how to spell his own wife’s name.” (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Waters has been critcized by Trump and by some of her fellow Democrats, including House...