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  • Here are the 10 senators who voted against Trump's North American trade deal

    01/17/2020 9:47:46 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/16/2020 | Sylvan Lane
    The Senate overwhelmingly passed President Trump's proposed replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on Thursday, sending the deal to the president’s desk for his approval. Passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) represents a rare moment of bipartisanship in a bitterly divided Congress. The deal cleared the Senate by a vote of 89 to 10 on Thursday, close to a month after passing the House by a vote of 385-41. Republicans were eager to help Trump accomplish a major pillar of his economic agenda despite their preferences for a deal with looser restrictions. Democrats, who broadly shared Trump’s...
  • Military officials: 3 in custody after live mortar round found in their vehicle at gate to Pearl Harbor base

    01/15/2020 1:29:59 PM PST · by HalfIrish · 47 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 15, 2020 | Associated Press
    HONOLULU (AP) — Military officials: 3 in custody after live mortar round found in their vehicle at gate to Pearl Harbor base.
  • Michael Bloomberg Is Open to Spending $1 Billion to Defeat Trump

    01/11/2020 4:19:10 PM PST · by karpov · 107 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 11, 2020 | Lisa Lerer
    SAN MARCOS, Texas — Michael R. Bloomberg on Saturday did not rule out spending a billion dollars of his own money on the 2020 presidential race, even if he does not win the Democratic nomination, and said he would mobilize his well-financed political operation to help Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren win in November if either is the party nominee, despite their sharp policy differences. Mr. Bloomberg’s plans would effectively create a shadow campaign operation for the general election, complete with hundreds of organizers in key battleground states and a robust digital operation, ready to be inherited by the party...
  • The giant hole in Dems’ criticism of Trump’s attack on Qassem Soleimani

    01/07/2020 11:22:02 PM PST · by knighthawk · 3 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 2 2020 | Michael Goodwin
    When it comes to Iran, the Democrats who want to be president are full of sound and fury. They are certain President Trump has brought us to the brink of war and demand answers about the imminent threat of attack the administration cited. But if you ignore the noise and focus on their actual words, you notice a giant hole in the criticism. The leading Dems are not arguing that Trump was wrong to drone Qassem Soleimani, nor have they said flatly they would not have approved the mission. Their sound and fury, then, amounts to empty screeching and nothing...
  • Schatz seeks to block Trump from attacking Iran

    01/07/2020 12:46:08 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 47 replies
    Hon ^ | Jan. 7, 2020 | William Cole
    U.S. Sens. Brian Schatz and Tim Kaine have introduced a War Powers Resolution in an attempt to force a debate and vote in Congress to prevent further escalation of hostilities with Iran, Schatz said. “Congress, not the president, has the constitutional authority to declare war, and I oppose a war with Iran,” Schatz, D-Hawaii, said Monday in a release. “No one mourns the death of Iranian Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, a ruthless terrorist responsible for the deaths of thousands, including hundreds of Americans.” But Trump’s decision to have him killed him near Baghdad airport “carries serious strategic consequences for which...
  • CNBC uses wrong photos for Andrew Yang, Tulsi Gabbard

    01/06/2020 11:08:35 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01 06 2020 | Joe Concha
    CNBC displayed the wrong photos Monday of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates Andrew Yang and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) on its "Squawk Box" program. The error came as the show was discussing fourth quarter fundraising numbers. Redpoint Ventures founding partner Geoff Yang was shown in place of Andrew Yang, while Gabbard's photo was that of former 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), which quickly got the attention of Yang supporters on social media. SNIP
  • Pete Buttigieg says Donald Trump does NOT deserve credit for taking out Qasem Soleimani

    01/05/2020 12:10:29 PM PST · by ZagFan · 80 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1-05-2020 | Katelyn Caralle
    Pete Buttigieg said Sunday that terrorist Qasem Soleimani deserved death, but insisted Donald Trump does not deserve the credit for taking out the Iranian leader. 'You called Qasem Soleimani, the Iranian general who was killed, you called him a threat to the safety and security of the United States. So are you saying that President Trump deserves some credit for the strike?' CNN's Jake Tapper asked the presidential hopeful on Sunday morning. 'No, not until we know whether this was a good decision and how this decision was made. And the president has failed to demonstrate that,' Buttigieg responded.
  • Tulsi Gabbard hawking “No War With Iran” T-shirts

    01/05/2020 1:06:01 AM PST · by conservative98 · 46 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 5, 2020 | 2:26am | Laura Italiano
    Seems like Democratic presidential candidate Tusli Gabbard is hoping the threat of war with Iran will move some campaign merch. Gabbard, a congresswoman from Hawaii, is hawking T-shirts reading, “NO WAR WITH IRAN” on her campaign website. “Say no to war with Iran!” the ad enthuses. “How many more American lives, how many more trillions of dollars will be wasted before we exit? “It could be now, or it could be 10 or 20 years from now, but there is no American victory. Let’s bring our troops home from Iraq and Syria now!”
  • Gabbard blasts Iran strike: 'Trump's actions are an act of war'

    01/04/2020 5:41:57 PM PST · by McGruff · 98 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/03/20 | Tal Axelrod
    Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) ripped President Trump for approving an airstrike against Iran’s top general, calling the attack "an act of war." “Make no mistake: Trump’s actions are an act of war,” Gabbard, a presidential candidate, said in an email to supporters. “Taken without any authorization or declaration of war from Congress, seriously escalating this tit for tat conflict, pushing us deeper into an endless quagmire and dangerously undermining our national security.” Gabbard, an Iraq War veteran, has hinged much of her White House bid on ending America’s military involvements abroad and withdrawing troops from the Middle East. “We need...
  • Tulsi Gabbard is positioning herself to pick up the pieces after the Dems implode in the 2020 election

    12/29/2019 10:21:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/29/2019 | Thomas Lifson
    Even though she continues campaigning for the 2020 Democrat presidential nomination, it is now clear to me that Tulsi Gabbard’s real goal has nothing to do with wining the donkeys’ nod this election cycle. Her vote of “present” on the House’s articles of impeachment ensures that she has no chance this time around, and now, in an interview with ABC News (video not yet available), she goes even further and tips her hand. Gabbard campaigning in New Hampshire yesterday, YouTube screen grab The Hill reports: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hi.), a 2020 presidential candidate, elaborated on her rationale for voting “present” on...
  • Here's how much each presidential candidate raised in the fourth quarter

    01/04/2020 9:53:48 AM PST · by Zhang Fei · 21 replies
    CBS ^ | January 3, 2020 / 2:15 PM | Grace Segers
    Democrats Bernie Sanders: $34.5 million Pete Buttigieg: $24.7 million Joe Biden: $22.7 million Elizabeth Warren: $21.2 million Andrew Yang: $16.5 million Amy Klobuchar: $11.4 million Cory Booker: $6.6 million Tulsi Gabbard: $3.4 million Republicans Donald Trump: $46 million
  • Former Hawaii Democratic governor calls on Gabbard to resign

    12/24/2019 5:05:09 AM PST · by fwdude · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/23/19 | Christina Marcos
    Former Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie (D) on Monday called on Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) to resign from Congress, citing her "present" vote on impeaching President Trump and absence from Capitol Hill due to her presidential campaign. “I feel very strongly the 2nd District of Hawaii must be fully represented,” Abercrombie, a Democrat who previously served in the House for nearly two decades, said at a press conference, according to the Honolulu Civil Beat. Abercrombie said Gabbard should step down and allow a special election to fill her seat. Gabbard, who has served in the House since 2013, has already said...
  • Join us for this special song of peace and love on Christmas Eve

    12/25/2019 2:24:37 PM PST · by Governor Dinwiddie · 26 replies
    Youtube ^ | December 24, 2019 | Tulsi Gabbard
    On the road ... Christmas Eve in South Carolina! Join us for this special song of peace and love as we celebrate the birth of the Jesus Christ. Merry Christmas!‬ #TulsiGabbard #Christmas #Jesus
  • DNC raises eyebrows snubbing Tulsi Gabbard from 2020 'unity' ad featuring other candidates

    12/24/2019 9:14:14 AM PST · by powermill · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | ·Published 59 mins ago | By Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    The Democratic National Committee (DNC) made a glaring omission from its new ad campaign urging "unity" among 2020 candidates. A new fundraising effort launched on Monday for the DNC's "Democratic Unity Fund" features 10 presidential hopefuls taking turns reading the same message. "I'm running to be your nominee, but no matter who ends up on that stage as our nominee in the convention, we need the whole Democratic Party to unite if we want to take back the White House and win seats all across the country and deliver a presidency consistent with our Democratic values," the candidates told viewers....
  • Trump Praises Democrat: 'I Give Her a Lot of Respect' He says Rep. Tulsi Gabbard knew impeachment 'was wrong'

    12/23/2019 10:26:27 AM PST · by powermill · 42 replies
    Newser ^ | Posted Dec 22, 2019 1:00 PM CST | Neal Colgrass
    ) – President Trump showed some props to, of all people, a Democrat—but one who didn't vote to impeach him. "I give her respect," Trump said of presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard at an event in West Palm Beach, Fla. "She didn't vote the other day. I give her a lot of respect. Because she knew it was wrong. She took a pass." Per Mediate, Trump also touched on recent remarks by Hillary Clinton about Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein and a certain "somebody" in the Democratic primary. Now, it gets complicated: • More Trump: In Trump's words, "Crooked...
  • Update on Pearl Harbor Identifications

    12/22/2019 7:52:27 PM PST · by robowombat · 6 replies
    Update on Pearl Harbor Identifications WASHINGTON, Dec. 6, 2019 — The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced Dec. 6 it has identified 250 unaccounted-for service members from the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor. The identifications have come from ongoing projects to identify Pearl Harbor Unknowns from the USS Oklahoma, USS West Virginia, and USS California. All of the service members had been buried as Unknowns at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, called the Punchbowl, in Honolulu. The USS Oklahoma Project is the first, largest, and most successful of the Pearl Harbor projects. The first disinterment happened...
  • Tulsi Gabbard: 'Present' vote on impeachment 'an active protest' against 2-party gridlock

    12/20/2019 8:48:47 AM PST · by powermill · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | By Bradford Betz
    Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard doubled down Thursday on her decision to vote “present” on two articles of impeachment against President Trump that cleared the House on Wednesday. The House voted 230 to 197 to impeach Trump for abuse of power, and 229 to 198 for obstruction of Congress. Votes fell mostly along party lines but Gabbard, a 2020 presidential hopeful, cast the only “present” vote on each article of impeachment. “I could not in good conscience vote for impeachment because removal of a sitting president must not be the culmination of a partisan process, fueled by tribal animosities that have...
  • Gabbard, Case part ways on impeachment vote (HI.)

    12/19/2019 12:53:41 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 13 replies
    Honolulu Star-Ad ^ | Dec 19, 2019 | Sophie Cocke
    Hawaii’s two members of the U.S. House of Representatives diverged in Wednesday’s historic vote to impeach President Donald Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. U.S. Rep. Ed Case joined his Democratic colleagues who overwhelmingly voted in favor of the two articles of impeachment, while U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard abstained from voting. She registered instead as being “present.”
  • Tulsi Gabbard: 'Spend money in U.S., not Afghanistan'

    12/14/2019 1:43:07 PM PST · by rintintin · 31 replies
    The Times and Democrat ^ | Dec 13 2019 | Bradley Harris
    Rep. Tulsi Gabbard says foreign policy is domestic policy. For instance, the Democratic presidential candidate says pulling troops out of Afghanistan would free up funds for domestic needs. “We are continuing to spend $4 billion a month when we have so many needs in our community right here at home that are not being addressed because we’re told time and time again there’s just not enough money,” Gabbard said. The Hawaii Democrat held a roundtable discussion with several local citizens about various topics of concern on Friday afternoon in downtown Orangeburg. Gabbard stated that health care, affordable housing and education...
  • AOC slams Tulsi Gabbard over ‘present’ vote on impeachment articles

    12/19/2019 11:03:14 AM PST · by powermill · 51 replies
    NY Post and Fox News ^ | December 19, 2019 | 8:31am | By Emily Jacobs
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slammed 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbard for being the only House Democrat to vote “present” on impeachment articles against President Trump and refusing to take a stand. “Today was very consequential, and to not take a stand one way or another, on a day of such great consequence to this country, I think is quite difficult,” Ocasio-Cortez told reporters after the historic vote Wednesday, adding, “We are sent here to lead.” Rep. Gabbard (D-Hawaii) did not speak on the House floor, while most other members gave 30-second to one-minute speeches to explain or justify their stances....