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  • Facebook "embeds," Russia and the Trump campaign's secret weapon

    06/15/2018 8:47:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 10, 2018 | Lesley Stahl
    Tonight you will hear from the man President Donald Trump appointed as his 2020 re-election campaign manager. His name is Brad Parscale, and he got the job because - as we first reported in October - Parscale was the president's secret weapon in his 2016 run for the White House. 42-year-old Parscale was one of the campaign's top decision-makers, operating largely out of public view. He was hired to run the digital team, but over time he came to oversee advertising, data collection and much of the fund-raising. He says his main task was competing with the Clinton Campaign's huge...
  • AP: Trump 2020 working with ex-Cambridge Analytica staffers

    06/15/2018 10:32:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    WTOP-TV ^ | June 15, 2018 | The Associated Press
    A company run by former officials at Cambridge Analytica, the political consulting firm brought down by a scandal over how it obtained Facebook users’ private data, has quietly been working for President Donald Trump’s 2020 re-election effort, The Associated Press has learned. The AP confirmed that at least four former Cambridge Analytica employees are affiliated with Data Propria, a new company specializing in voter and consumer targeting work similar to Cambridge Analytica’s efforts before its collapse. The company’s former head of product, Matt Oczkowski, leads the new firm, which also includes Cambridge Analytica’s former chief data scientist. Oczkowski denied a...
  • Poll: North Korea summit was a good idea and helped Trump

    06/15/2018 6:39:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    KHSL-TV ^ | June 15, 2018 | CNN Wire
    Most American adults say that the meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un was a good idea, according to a Monmouth poll released Thursday. The seven-in-10 who say it's a good idea is up from 63% in late April, including 93% of Republicans, 74% of independents, and 49% of Democrats. Only 20% say it was a bad idea. The recent poll also shows 46% disapprove of the job Trump is doing as President, perhaps a side effect of the good feelings people have about his efforts on North Korea. The last time Trump's number for...
  • Mayor apologizes for his 80-year-old mom's racist Facebook rant (Democrat, of course)

    06/10/2018 3:17:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Times of Trenton ^ | June 8, 2018 | Anthony G. Attrino
    The mayor of Palisades Park issued an apology Thursday after his mother posted a profanity laced and racist message on Facebook slamming Koreans, who make up more than 50 percent of the borough's population....
  • Donald Trump is wooing black voters and killing the Democratic party

    06/08/2018 11:58:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Detroit Free Press | June 8, 2018 | Rochelle Riley
    Link only due to copyright issues. https://www.freep.com/story/news/columnists/rochelle-riley/2018/06/08/trump-jack-johnson-black-voters/684898002/
  • Romney predicts a Trump win in 2020

    06/08/2018 6:57:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 8, 2018 | Stephen Sorace
    Mitt Romney addressed a closed-door tech summit in Utah on Thursday, telling the room he thinks President Donald Trump -- the man he once called a “phony” and a “fraud” -- will “solidly” win re-election in 2020, reports said. Romney, a former Massachusetts governor, now running for a U.S. Senate seat in Utah, told a group of GOP donors that Trump will “easily” be the party’s nominee and go on to beat his Democratic rival, Politico reported. "I think that not just because of the strong economy and the fact that people are going to see increasingly rising wages, but...
  • Sorry, Democrats, primary results prove that Trump’s agenda is a smash hit

    06/07/2018 1:05:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 6, 2018 | David Bossie
    The results in Tuesday's primaries in eight states are an early indication that President Trump's "America First" agenda and accomplishments are winning the support of the American people. This is good news for Republicans running in the Nov. 6 midterm elections. The Trump agenda of economic growth, job creation, border security, and peace through strength abroad is causing voters to seriously consider the consequences of supporting candidates who carry the Democratic mantle of tax hikes, protecting sanctuary cities, and the hyper-partisan and baseless impeachment witch hunt. In California, it will be hard for Democrats to point to evidence that a...
  • The one Trump statistic that explains everything

    06/05/2018 11:57:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The British Broadcasting Corporation ^ | June 5, 2018 | Anthony Zurcher, North American Reporter
    The Republican Party is Donald Trump's party. If there were any doubts about this, recent polling - which shows the president with near record levels of backing from Republican voters - confirms the fact. According to a recent Gallup Poll, Mr Trump's support among members of his own party at the 500-day mark of his presidency sits at 87%, second only to George W Bush's 96%, which came nine months after the September 11 World Trade Center attacks. A handful of other presidents since the survey started after World War II - George HW Bush, John F Kennedy, Dwight D...
  • Polls close in Alabama, New Jersey, New Mexico, South Dakota, as eight states hold primaries

    06/05/2018 6:16:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 5, 2018 | Alex Pappas
    Voting precincts have closed in Alabama, Mississippi, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota as eight states hold primaries Tuesday, including in California where the Democratic Party’s plan to regain control of the House of Representatives faces a big test. The Fox News Decision Desk can now project that former pharmaceutical executive Bob Hugin will win Tuesday’s Republican Senate primary in New Jersey. But it is too early to project a winner on the Democratic side, where incumbent Sen. Bob Menendez is battling fellow Democrat Lisa McCormick. Menendez’s corruption and bribery case is expected to play a starring role in...
  • Clinton bashes Trump, says he couldn't be elected now because he doesn't like embarrassing people

    06/03/2018 1:04:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    AOL ^ | June 3, 2018 | Aaron Dickens
    Bill Clinton did not hold back when he was asked about President Trump on "CBS Sunday Morning" this weekend. "I don't like all this," the former president said in response to a comment about Trump's Twitter activity. "I couldn't be elected anything now 'cause I just don't like embarrassing people. My mother would have whipped me for five days in a row when I was a little boy if I spent all my time badmouthing people like this." Clinton was speaking to Mo Rocca alongside his "The President Is Missing" co-author, James Patterson....
  • Trump's Nashville visit continues to reverberate in U.S. Senate race

    06/02/2018 9:48:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Times Free Press ^ | June 3, 2018 | Staff and wire reports
    Reverberations continue to sound in Tennessee's U.S. Senate race following President Donald Trump's trip last week to Nashville, where the president first attended a private fundraiser for Republican candidate Marsha Blackburn and then derided Democrat Phil Bredesen at a campaign-style rally downtown. During his speech, the president attacked Bredesen repeatedly, among other things calling the former Tennessee governor a "very liberal Democrat — I've never heard of this guy — who is he?" Trump then called him an "absolute total tool" of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., adding he specifically was recruited by Schumer with the approval of House...
  • PR boss Jennifer Palmieri: ‘We reduced Hillary to a female facsimile of a male president’

    06/01/2018 7:18:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | May 4, 2018 | Decca Aitkenhead
    If Jennifer Palmieri could turn back the clock, and make one change to Hillary Clinton’s campaign, what would it be? I can guess any number of answers when I put the question to the campaign’s communications director, but not the one she gives. “I would have spent more time and money,” she replies without hesitation, “in Texas, Arizona and Georgia.” Palmieri’s explanation makes perfect sense. She says they made the classic mistake of devoting their energy to the swing states of previous elections, such as Ohio, while overlooking historically safe Republican states now becoming winnable due to shifting demographics. It’s...
  • Obama's right-hand man: Trump used our playbook to beat Clinton

    06/01/2018 6:39:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 31, 2018 | Gregg Re
    A forthcoming memoir by Obama confidant Ben Rhodes includes the startling admission that the 44th president’s inner circle should have seen Hillary Clinton’s 2016 loss coming – because President Trump was essentially using the Obama playbook to discredit her. The New York Times published excerpts of the book, "The World As It Is," which describes outgoing President Barack Obama’s shock and disbelief at Trump’s election victory. But Rhodes also seems to acknowledge that Trump used some of the same lines of attack employed by Obama during the hard-fought 2008 presidential primary against Clinton – minus what Rhodes describes as the...
  • Democrats' anti-Trump message will fail in 2020

    05/29/2018 3:14:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Morning Call ^ | May 26, 2018 | Wanda Dietz
    Hillary Clinton , please keep yourself relevant with your heart-wrenching "I've been wronged" tirades, 16 months after the election. Rep. Nancy Pelosi , with a multi-multimillion dollar net worth, it is time for you to open up your home to the treacherous MS-13 gang members your heart breaks for. Rep. Maxine Waters , it is time for you to sell your multimillion dollar mansion and move into the district you supposedly represent. Sen. Chuck Schumer , keep up your "I'm against anything President Trump supports" mantra. And to the Democratic leaders in general, please keep supporting the illegals on the...
  • Bernie Sanders Considering 2020 Run Against Donald Trump, Former Campaign Manager Reveals

    05/29/2018 12:37:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Newsweek ^ | May 29, 2018 | Alexandra Hutzler
    The campaign manager for Bernie Sanders in his 2016 presidential run hinted that the Independent senator from Vermont may run for the White House again in 2020. Sanders is “considering another run for the presidency,” but for now is completely focused on his congressional re-election campaign in November, Jeff Weavers said in an interview with C-Span host John McArdle on Monday. Sanders made waves as the progressive who consistently challenged former secretary of state Hillary Clinton in his 2016 primary bid. His platform largely focused on issues like universal healthcare and income equality. When Sanders announced his candidacy for president...
  • WATCH: President Trump supporters line up ahead of Nashville rally

    05/29/2018 10:48:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    WZTV-TV ^ | May 29, 2018 | Kaylin Jorge
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — The line outside Municipal Auditorium continues to grow as supporter await President Trump's arrival. There are also concerns with weather as heavy rain is expected Tuesday afternoon and evening from remnants of Alberto. Trump is making his way to Music City to help raise campaign fund for Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn, the party's leading U.S. Senate hopeful in Tennessee, and headline a rally with his most loyal supporters. Doors for the event open at 4 p.m. Road closures will be in place from 9 a.m. and lasting throughout the day. ___________________________________________________________________ UPDATE: Some supporters who arrived...
  • President Donald Trump to travel to Houston Thursday

    05/27/2018 3:52:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    KPRC-TV ^ | May 27, 2018 | Megan Kennedy
    HOUSTON - President Donald Trump will touch down in Houston Thursday, the White House confirmed to KPRC on Sunday. After visiting Houston, he will travel to Dallas, though no context to his visit was provided by White House officials. Beginning Monday, the president will participate in a Memorial Day wreath laying ceremony in Washington, D.C., and will travel to Nashville Tuesday after meetings....
  • Working the Story: Who goes to a Trump rally? We drove to Indiana to find out.

    05/27/2018 3:17:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | May 27, 2018 | Tina Sfondeles
    Sun-Times political reporter discovers a (mostly) friendly space for Trump in Elkhart On May 10, 2018, President Trump traveled to Elkhart, Indiana – about 100 miles east of Chicago. Basking in the cheers of thousands of supporters wearing his red campaign hats, Trump hailed his decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports and his tough stance on trade deals, appealing to the region’s manufacturing base. He reissued his campaign pledge to build a border wall with Mexico, telling the crowd the work had started despite opposition from Democrats. And he celebrated the return of three Americans who had...
  • Please Democrats, believe the report that says Twitter bots elected Donald Trump

    05/23/2018 12:59:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | May 23, 2018 | Judi McLeod
    Democrats are still desperate to explain their 2016 loss, and they’re desperate to do so without admitting that Hillary Clinton personifies most of their horrible, unworkable, rejected, beliefs. The candidate herself has become famous for her “everyone and everything but me” blame game – to the point where even former supporters are telling her to pipe down and go away. She’s not going to. Frankly, I suspect she’s in capable of doing so. However, even if she was inclined to shuffle off the stage, this bit of fluff from Bloomberg would probably keep her going for another 3 months. A...
  • Reich: Trump's curious coalition

    05/23/2018 11:13:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | May 22, 2018 | Robert Reich, former US Secretary of Labor
    Donald Trump's strategy for keeping power is to build up his coalition of America's white working class and the nation's ownership class. It's a curious coalition, to say the least. But if Democrats don't respond to it, it could protect Mr. Trump from impeachment and even re-elect him. It just might create a permanent Republican majority around an axis of white resentment and great wealth. Two decades ago, Democrats and Republicans competed over the middle class. They battled over soccer moms and suburban "swing" voters. Since then the middle class has shrunk while the working class has grown, and vast...