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  • US Election 2012: Mitt Romney fortune built with help from Robert Maxwell and Jack Lyons

    12/27/2019 8:06:12 AM PST · by grey_whiskers · 26 replies
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | July 19, 2012 | Jon Swaine,
    Maxwell, the late owner of Mirror Newspapers, invested $2 million in Mr Romney's first private equity fund, which launched the controversial career in finance that the Republican presidential challenger now cites as proof of his ability to lead the US to prosperity. He was recruited by Lyons, a late colleague of Mr Romney's at Bain & Company and one of the "Guinness Four" who were convicted in 1990 over the infamous share-trading fraud at the drinks firm. Lyons and his family invested almost $3 million in Mr Romney's fund.
  • Here's the price Mitt Romney is paying for standing against Trump

    10/28/2019 12:52:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 27, 2019 | Adam Edelman and Jonathan Allen
    SALT LAKE CITY — One man is an island: Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah. The 72-year-old former Republican presidential nominee has isolated himself from Republicans in the Senate, in his home state and across the country by occasionally — but strongly — criticizing President Donald Trump, including the president's efforts to enlist the aid of foreign governments to probe a leading political opponent. "By all appearances, the President's brazen and unprecedented appeal to China and to Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden is wrong and appalling," Romney tweeted earlier this month. In recent weeks, the senator's acts of rebellion against the...
  • US-Palestine: Rashida Tlaib fights to remove Donald Trump

    10/18/2019 5:19:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Africa Report ^ | September 23, 2019 | Victor Karam
    The first member of the House of Representatives of Palestinian origin, Rashida Tlaib managed to change the momentum on the Palestinian question. She is fighting tooth and nail, with three other Democratic women representatives, to get Donald Trump removed from office. Michigan, bordering Canada, is best known for its once flourishing automotive industry. But the 2008 election of a Muslim woman of Palestinian origin to the Michigan House of Representatives revealed another aspect: Michigan’s strong Arab-American community. “Miss First” elected with 84% of the vote The eldest daughter of a Palestinian couple of modest background, Rashida Tlaib is the only...
  • Conservative group tags Romney as anti-Trump, pro-impeachment in ad

    10/16/2019 9:43:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Politico ^ | October 16, 2019 | Alex Isenstadt
    The Club for Growth, which opposed Trump in the 2016 primary, is spending $40,000 to show the ad in Utah. The Club for Growth, a conservative advocacy group, is going up with TV ads attacking Sen. Mitt Romney — a preemptive warning shot against fellow Republicans who are considering getting behind impeachment. The 30-second commercial, which will begin running Thursday digitally and on Fox News stations in Utah, portrays Romney as a sunglasses-wearing spy and accuses him of being a “Democrat secret asset” who is “plotting to take down President Trump with impeachment.” The move comes as the first-term Utah...
  • Grow up, Rep. Rashida Tlaib — you can't beat Trump with T-shirts

    09/27/2019 7:44:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Detroit Free Press | September 27, 2019 | Brian Dickerson, Editorial Page Editor
    Link only due to copyright issues: https://www.freep.com/story/opinion/columnists/brian-dickerson/2019/09/27/rashida-tlaib-trump-impeachment-tshirts/3784686002/
  • Trump campaign pessimistic about winning Michigan again

    09/22/2019 9:32:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Politico ^ | September 22, 2019 | Alex Isenstadt
    The president's troubles in the Rust Belt state are a potential warning sign for his reelection prospects. MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. — Donald Trump has long heralded Michigan as the crown jewel of his 2016 victory. But the president's campaign team is increasingly grim about a repeat performance in the traditionally blue Rust Belt state. After a midterm election that decimated the ranks of Michigan Republicans, Trump's campaign is looking to other battlegrounds he lost last time — such as Minnesota and New Hampshire — that they see as more promising. The assessment illustrates how Trump’s support in the Rust Belt...
  • Mike Pence says Trump earned Michigan’s vote in 2020

    09/21/2019 12:01:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Ann Arbor News ^ | September 21, 2019 | Malachi Barrett
    MACKINAC ISLAND, MI -- Vice President Mike Pence said there’s no doubt President Donald Trump earned the vote of Michiganders for a second time. Pence visited Mackinac Island Saturday for the biennial Michigan Republican Party leadership conference at the Grand Hotel, becoming the first sitting vice president to attend the event. Pence stumped for Trump’s reelection campaign, saying the president kept his promises to Michigan voters and it’s up to Republicans to spread that message in 2020. “It’s been two and half years of promises made and promises kept, but we are just getting started and that’s why we need...
  • Democratic National Committee Will Raise Funds in Mexico — and Seek Hillary’s Help, Too

    08/26/2019 9:13:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    LifeZette ^ | August 21, 2019 | Staff
    With the Democratic National Committee (DNC) struggling to raise money, Chairman Tom Perez is planning to hold multiple fundraisers in Mexico City this September. The three fundraisers scheduled for the 28th, according to Bloomberg, will range from a student-centric event with a $25 minimum entry fee to a dinner at which tickets could go as high as $15,000. Under Perez’s leadership, the DNC has lagged far behind its Republican National Committee (RNC) counterpart in raising funds. Election 2020 Democratic National Committee Will Raise Funds in Mexico — and Seek Hillary’s Help, Too Chairman Tom Perez is organizing events in Mexico...
  • Trump re-election campaign flies banners to thank workers on Labor Day

    09/02/2019 4:17:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The New York Post ^ | September 2, 2019 | Mark Moore
    It will be a day at the beach for President Trump’s re-election campaign on Labor Day. The campaign is taking to the skies on Labor Day to fly banners over beach-goers to show its thanks for workers fueling the economy. “Labor Day is the perfect time to thank American workers for everything they do for our country,” said Tim Murtaugh, Trump campaign communications director. “Under President Trump’s policies, the economy is strong and growing, and more Americans are working than ever before. The American economy is the envy of the world and our American workers are the best on the...
  • Michigan Democrats organizing early to stop Trump repeat in 2020

    09/01/2019 4:50:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Grand Rapids Press ^ | September 1, 2019 | Malachi Barrett
    Democrats are organizing in Michigan earlier than ever to stop President Donald Trump from taking the state again in 2020. Michigan Democratic Party Chairwoman Lavora Barnes said the goal is to build a stronger, more permanent political machine to hit the ground running when the party chooses its presidential nominee. The organizing effort is based on lessons learned from Hillary Clinton’s surprise loss in 2016. “We’ve not had, frankly, the wherewithal to do this before,” Barnes said. “We also have always tried to do some off-year organizing, but this large scale is unprecedented. It’s really about not taking any voters...
  • Poll shows AOC, Omar bad for Dem's image, vote

    08/31/2019 4:04:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    One News Now ^ | August 30, 2019 | Michael F. Haverluck
    According to a recent poll, the politics of Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar are hurting the Democratic Party. The poll reveals an overwhelming majority of voters disapprove of the controversial House members who some say have been the face of the party since their election late last year. Conservative media outlets suggest the lawmakers' unpopularity could cost the Democratic Party not only its reign in the House of Representatives, but also blow its chance of taking over the White House in the 2020 election. “A new internal Democratic Party survey polling voter sentiment in crucial swing states revealed that...
  • Ilhan Omar gets standing ovation at town hall after Trump attacks

    07/19/2019 9:17:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 18, 2019 | Benjamin Siegel
    Congresswoman Ilhan Omar received a warm welcome back home in Minneapolis Thursday, with supporters cheering her on at the airport and at a health care town hall event after a week of racist attacks from President Donald Trump, who told four Democratic congresswomen of color to "go back " to where they came from, and from supporters at a Trump campaign rally, who chanted "send her back" on Wednesday night.
  • Republican support for Trump rises after tweets attacking congresswomen: Reuters/Ipsos poll

    07/17/2019 9:53:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    CNBC ^ | July 17, 2019 | Reuters
    Support for U.S. President Donald Trump increased slightly among Republicans after he lashed out on Twitter over the weekend in a racially charged attack on four minority Democratic congresswomen, a Reuters/Ipsos public opinion poll shows. The national survey, conducted on Monday and Tuesday after Trump told the lawmakers they should “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came,” showed his net approval among members of his Republican Party rose by 5 percentage points to 72%, compared with a similar poll that ran last week. Trump, who is seeking re-election next year, has...
  • Rand Paul Mocks Carson's Pyramids Theory: I Think It Was Aliens!

    11/07/2015 1:28:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Talking Point Memo's Livewire ^ | November 5, 2015 | Tierney Sneed
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is the latest GOP presidential candidate to jump on 2016 frontrunner Ben Carson's theory that the pyramids were created by the biblical figure Joseph to store grain. "I'm really big into conspiracy theories, so I think they were probably built by the aliens as grain silos, don’t you think," Paul joked, when asked about Carson's idea on 1110AM WBT, as reported by Buzzfeed. Carson has defended the idea that the pyramids were built for grain storage -- not as pharaohs' tombs, as modern archaeology holds -- since Buzzfeed recently unearthed a video of the neurosurgeon making...
  • Egypt pyramids for grain not pharoahs: presidential hopeful Carson

    11/04/2015 8:42:52 PM PST · by entropy12 · 90 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1 Hour ago | AFP
    The retired neurosurgeon seeking his party's nomination for the White House made these remarks in a 1998 address at Andrews University, a school associated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church, to which he belongs, in a video posted Wednesday on Buzzfeed. The church is a conservative evangelical Christian one. "My own personal theory is that Joseph built the pyramids to store grain," Carson said.
  • WATCH: At Town Hall, Justin Amash Explains Impeachment Tweets

    05/28/2019 7:14:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Reason ^ | May 28, 2019 | Eric Boehm
    In Washington, D.C., he's been labeled "loser," accused of being a secret Democrat, and ostracized from the legislative caucus he co-founded, but on Monday night Rep. Justin Amash (R–Mich.) found himself in friendlier territory—and embraced the opportunity. At a town hall in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Amash's constituents gave him applause and praise—but also fired pointed questions from left, right, and center political perspectives—during a nearly two-hour meeting marking the congressman's first public appearance since tweeting that he believed President Donald Trump had engaged in "impeachable conduct." It was the sort of spectacle that's all too rare in politics today; a...
  • Rashida Tlaib says her fellow House Democrats are 'moving toward' consensus on impeachment

    05/26/2019 1:30:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | May 26, 2019 | Emily Goodin
    Rep. Rashida Tlaib said more Democrats are 'moving toward' a consensus that President Donald Trump should be impeached She was one of the first Democrats to call for Trump to be impeached 'We can't be able to do our jobs if we don't hold him accountable,' she said Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been trying to hold back the impeachment tide
  • Trump Campaign Manager Brad Parscale Disputes Reports On Internal Polling

    05/22/2019 3:01:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 21, 2019 | Amber Athey
    Trump 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale is disputing media reports that claim the campaign’s internal polling shows the president trailing Joe Biden in key battleground states. Politico reported Monday that that the campaign recently conducted polls in 17 states that ultimately showed President Donald Trump losing to former Vice President Joe Biden in three major Rust Belt states: Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan.
  • Justin Amash gets primary challenger after calling Trump's conduct impeachable

    05/21/2019 9:30:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 20, 2019 | The Associated Press
    Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan, the first Republican in Congress to accuse President Trump of impeachable conduct, is facing a primary challenge. State Rep. Jim Lower announced Monday he's running for the western Michigan seat. The announcement came two days after Amash sent a series of tweets , concluding that special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election reveals Trump "engaged in specific actions and a pattern of behavior that meet the threshold for impeachment."
  • Rep. Justin Amash considers Libertarian challenge to Trump

    05/21/2019 2:59:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Roll Call ^ | April 2, 2019 | Emily Kopp
    ‘The tea party is largely gone. It was replaced with ... the general philosophy of the party now under Trump’ The Libertarian Party has urged Rep. Justin Amash to consider mounting a third-party challenge to President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election. The Michigan Republican told his hometown paper that while he would not “rule out” a bid, he has not completely “thought through” his plans.