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  • Hirono: Kavanaugh Is Fudging the Truth (Democratic Senator from Hawaii)

    09/18/2018 12:44:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Politico Magazine ^ | September 18, 2018 | Edward-Isaac Dovere
    Senator Mazie Hirono thinks Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is not telling the truth about the sexual assault he allegedly committed as a teenager. She thinks he wasn’t telling the truth to the Judiciary Committee when he claimed not to remember any sexual misconduct by a judge he clerked for who was forced to resign last year after allegations from more than a dozen women. And the Hawaii Democrat says that if she gets to question Kavanaugh in another hearing, she’s going to tell him that the revelations over the weekend—when Christine Blasey Ford came forward to accuse Kavanaugh of...
  • Maxine Waters Suggests “Knocking Off” Trump Then “Going After” Pence

    09/17/2018 6:57:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | September 17, 2018 | Kemberlee Kaye
    “There are those who say, ‘What if we get rid of him? Then we’ve got that Vice President and he’ll be worse.’ I say knock off the first one and then go after the second one. We have the power.” You can always count on Rep. Maxine Waters to give away the plans to destroy Trump’s presidency and administration. The latest of which occurred Friday and included a suggestion to “knock off” Trump, which was greeted with applause and cheers. The National Newspaper Publishers Association gave Waters a National Leadership Award and Waters used her platform to trash Trump. Watch:...
  • Hillary Clinton in blistering new attack on Trump: 'Our democracy is in crisis'

    09/17/2018 2:32:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | September 17, 2018 | Ed Pilkington in New York
    Hillary Clinton has unleashed a blazing attack on Donald Trump, accusing the man who beat her in 2016 in the race for the White House of cruelty, negligence, corruption, dishonesty, racism and malevolence that have combined to put democracy in America into crisis. In an afterword to the new paperback edition of her book on her 2016 presidential election defeat, What Happened, Clinton makes her most excoriating takedown yet of Trump’s character and actions since he took office. The essay, published on Monday by the Atlantic, accuses the sitting president of undermining basic democratic values and positioning himself as a...
  • Michael Moore Thinks Donald Trump Or ‘One Of His Minions’ Wrote Anonymous NYT Op-Ed

    09/16/2018 9:04:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | September 16, 2018 | Hayley Miller
    The “Fahrenheit 11/9” director also said Americans should expect the “evil genius” to be re-elected in 2020. Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore said he believes President Donald Trump either wrote or directed one of his staffers to write the anonymous Op-Ed in The New York Times that described an alleged “resistance” effort within his administration. “Trump or one of his minions wrote it,” Moore told CNN in an interview published Sunday. “He’s the master distractor. He’s the king of the misdirect. If we have learned anything by now, it’s that he does things to get people to turn away.” He continued:...
  • Save the Democrats! Vote Republican

    09/15/2018 8:10:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The National Review ^ | September 15, 2018 | Heather Wilhelm
    The arguments for doing the converse are getting a little silly. If you’re a long-time Republican voter, you’ve likely by now heard the growing and insistent and highly concerned media refrain: Republicans who truly care about America will vote for Democrats this fall. In RealClearPolitics last month, columnist Froma Harrop addressed the woes of Republicans in the age of Trump, offering her take on the only honorable options for this fall: “You can follow the lead of GOP strategist Steve Schmidt, conservative columnist George Will and others who have fled the party. Or you can stay in and help a...
  • Omarosa: Hillary Clinton Was 'Robbed' in 2016 and 'I Was a Co-conspirator'

    09/15/2018 6:37:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    Newsweek ^ | September 11, 2018 | Harriet Sinclair
    Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman has said that Hillary Clinton was “robbed” in the 2016 presidential election, describing herself as a “co-conspirator” in what happened. In an interview with The View on Monday, the ex-Apprentice contestant spoke about her time in the White House and the recordings she made of President Donald Trump while she worked with him. “You know, Hillary Clinton was robbed,” Manigault Newman told The View’s panel, hosted by Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin, and Abby Huntsman. “And I was…a co-conspirator in that robbery.” Speaking about Clinton, Manigault played a recording she said was...
  • Maxine Waters Unloads on Trump: ‘The Most Deplorable, Despicable Human Being’

    09/15/2018 4:58:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | September 13, 2018 | Rob Bluey
    Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., escalated her ongoing feud with President Donald Trump, calling him “the most deplorable, the most despicable human being” and advocating his impeachment. Waters received a hero’s welcome, including two standing ovations, at the annual Congressional Black Caucus Foundation conference Thursday in Washington. Introduced as a leader of the “resistance,” Waters spoke for more than 30 minutes about the Trump administration’s policies related to criminal justice. After finishing her prepared remarks, she made her most pointed comments about the president. “This is a bad time—to put it mildly. I’ve never seen anything like it in my life,”...
  • Florida Governor Gillum (D) 48%, DeSantis (R) 42%

    09/15/2018 4:42:34 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 189 replies
    Rassmussen ^ | 09/11/18 Poll | Rasmussen
    Friday, September 14, 2018 Democrat Andrew Gillum holds a six-point lead over Republican Ron DeSantis in the race to be Florida’s next governor. The first Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey of the race finds that Gillum earns 48% support to DeSantis’ 42% among Likely Florida Voters. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate, and eight percent (8%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) Among voters who say they are certain to vote in the upcoming election, Gillum leads 49% to 44%.
  • President Trump to rally in Las Vegas, Sept. 20

    09/14/2018 11:56:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    KSNV-TV ^ | September 14, 2018 | Ashley Forest|
    LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — President Donald Trump will be making a stop in Las Vegas next week. He will be speaking at a "Make America Great Again" rally on Thursday, Sept. 20. The rally will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Doors are open to the general public at 4 p.m. The president is expected to speak around 7 that evening. This is the eleventh rally that President Trump has held in Nevada and the seventh rally in the Las Vegas area since he first began his race for president in June 2015.
  • Michael Avenatti Is Winning the 2020 Democratic Primary

    09/14/2018 7:05:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Politico ^ | September 14, 2018 | Bill Scher
    One month ago, Michael Avenatti—the Stormy Daniels lawyer, Donald Trump antagonist, and yes, potential 2020 presidential candidate—spoke at an Iowa Democratic Party fundraiser and declared to a cheering crowd that there was “no greater question facing our party and our nation” than “how” Democrats fight. He chastised Democrats for having “a tendency to bring nail clippers to a gun fight” when they should be fighting “fire with fire.” Avenatti is the lead storm chaser in a little-noticed front in the 2020 Democratic presidential campaign: Who can out-Trump the sitting president by going the furthest to break procedural “norms”? Even if...
  • If You’re Hoping Trump Will Be Impeached, Be Careful What You Wish For

    09/14/2018 4:43:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | September 14, 2018 | David S. Cohen
    Are you rooting hard for President Trump to be impeached and removed from office? Or, as the anonymous New York Times op-ed last week discussed, hoping there will be an invocation of the (completely unrealistic) 25th Amendment? Or better yet, for him to hang his head in shame and resign? If so, you’re certainly not alone, as every passing day there is new reason to doubt Trump’s competence and evidence linking him to criminal behavior is piling up. But there’s a huge risk: If Trump vacates the office, we could face almost 10 years of President Mike Pence. Is that...
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren opposes Trump impeachment — and wants to protect Mueller

    09/14/2018 2:41:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    CNBC Politics ^ | September 14, 2018 | Jacob Pramuk
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren may be one of President Donald Trump's most vocal critics. But she does not want to boot him out of office, yet. Ahead of November's critical midterm elections, billionaire former hedge fund manager Tom Steyer has piled more than $20 million into his campaign to impeach the president. Asked Thursday evening if she agreed with the mega-donor's effort, Warren answered, "Nope." The Massachusetts Democrat said she wanted to see special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation come to a close before she draws a conclusion. The former FBI director is looking into Russian efforts to influence the 2016...
  • Jimmy Carter Says He Would ‘Change Every Trump Policy’ If He Could Be President Again

    09/13/2018 8:52:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 129 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | September 13, 2018 | Nathan Francis
    Former President Jimmy Carter isn’t holding back in his assessment of Donald Trump, saying this week that if he could somehow become president again he would reverse all the policies Trump has put in place since taking office. Carter made the remark at Emory University, where he speaks each year to incoming students. The 93-year-old former president said he prays for Donald Trump regularly, though it didn’t appear to be working as Trump would “have to change a lot of things” if his prayers were answered. If he had the chance, Carter said he would make the changes himself. “If...
  • Bredesen Jabs at Blackburn, Unnerves Some With Trump Talk (Democrats now lining up behind Trump)

    09/13/2018 8:26:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | September 13, 2018 | Adrian Sainz, The Associated Press
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Senate candidate Phil Bredesen has taken some soft jabs at Republican opponent Marsha Blackburn for refusing to debate him in Memphis, Tennessee. He also unnerved some supporters when he said he could back policies made by President Donald Trump — as long as they help Tennessee. Bredesen, a Democrat, answered questions at a forum at Rhodes College in Memphis on Thursday. More than 400 people attended the session scheduled on the same day Bredesen wanted to debate Blackburn, who has represented a Middle Tennessee district in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2002....
  • Dubya Refusing To Fundraise For Ted Cruz?

    09/13/2018 10:40:17 AM PDT · by entropy12 · 77 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 09/12/18 | Allahpundit
    Noticeably absent from [Bush’s] list is Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a Republican who is facing a surprisingly robust challenge from Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-El Paso. Cruz once worked for the former commander in chief, both on Bush’s presidential campaign and then in his administration. The senator also met his wife, Heidi, while working for Bush’s campaign, leading him to say that he “will always be grateful” to the former president…
  • The Democrat Who Could Lead Trump’s Impeachment Isn’t Sure It’s Warranted

    09/12/2018 7:05:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | September 10, 2018 | Russell Berman
    If the House flips, Representative Jerry Nadler would head the committee that could try to oust the president. But he’ll have to be convinced first. BROOKLYN—“Right now, I don’t want to talk about it,” Jerry Nadler told his curious, concerned constituent. “We don’t want to talk about it.” The man positioned to lead the House of Representatives’ impeachment effort against President Donald Trump next year was holding court on a suffocating early August afternoon outside a Walgreens in the Brooklyn half of his New York City congressional district. This was a “Congress on Your Corner” event, and the 71-year-old Nadler—dressed...
  • Jimmy Carter: To beat Trump, Dems cannot scare off moderates

    09/11/2018 7:22:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    KIRO-TV ^ | September 11, 2018 | Bill Barrow, The Associated Press
    Former President Jimmy Carter is cautioning Democrats that their path to defeating President Donald Trump depends on independents and moderates. Speaking at his presidential center in Atlanta on Tuesday, Carter said U.S. policies on immigration, the environment and human rights will not improve while Trump is in office. Carter also noted polls showing independents souring on the Republican administration....
  • Michael Moore Swipes Microphone From David Hogg After He Asks Canadians To Vote In U.S. Elections

    09/11/2018 8:52:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | September 10, 2018 | Tim Hains
    Gun control activist David Hogg joined activist Michael Moore in Canada for the premiere of his anti-Trump film "Fahrenheit 11/9." "I have a question for you guys: Who's ready to save America? Who's ready to make America the country we say it is on paper and make it the actual country that it wants to be?," Hogg asked the Canadian crowd. "I think the most important thing to realize, however, is the problems we face as a country, whether it be water in Flint, Michigan or the amount of mass incarceration of people of color that can't vote." "In Florida,...
  • Maxine Waters mocks: I threaten Trump supporters 'all the time'

    09/10/2018 11:34:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 10, 2018 | Megan Keller
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) mockingly said in a speech last weekend that she threatens Trump supporters all the time, defending her comments in June that said people should confront members of President Trump's administration. Waters said she was not threatening Trump supporters or constituents when she called on people to confront Trump Cabinet members and supporters in June — and said Trump was wrong to accuse her of doing so at the time. "I did not threaten [Trump] constituents and supporters. I do that all the time, but I didn't do that that time," Waters said to laughter from...
  • With 'legal grounds,' Jenny Wilson says she would move for Trump's impeachment (Utah Dem candidate)

    09/10/2018 8:37:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    KSL-TV ^ | September 10, 2018 | Marjorie Cortez
    If there are legal grounds to support it, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jenny Wilson said Monday that she "will support moving toward impeachment" of President Donald Trump. "If the (special counsel Robert) Mueller report comes out with a grounds toward impeachment, I think we are in such chaos as a nation, we cannot heal until he's gone," Wilson told the editorial boards of the Deseret News and KSL. That said, Wilson said she awaits the release of the Mueller report on the yearlong investigation into the president's conduct. "I'm not favoring impeachment at this moment in time," she said. But...