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  • AOC for the Big Apple? New York Sun kicks around mayoral run for freshman House Democrat

    05/19/2019 8:44:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 18, 2019 | Jennifer Harper
    A new political calling has already been suggested for one New York Democrat who has only been on Capitol Hill for four months. “Mayor Ocasio-Cortez?” asks a New York Sun editorial. The news organization has weighed out the chances that Rep. Alexandria-Ocasio-Cortez could one day be elected mayor of New York City, her home town. The publication suggests that the realities of Congress may lose their appeal for the lawmaker. “The fun Ms. Ocasio-Cortez is having could fade if — as is theoretically possible — the GOP regains the House in 2020. Then she’d be faced with the interminable drudgery...
  • De Blasio Can’t Beat Trump. He Can’t Even Troll Him.

    05/17/2019 3:05:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Latest Commentary ^ | May 16, 2019 | Jennifer Senior
    Last October, a pair of housing activists ambushed the mayor at my gym, knowing it’s the one place he’d reliably show. “I’m in the middle of doing my workout,” he told them. The most memorable of this city’s mayors tend to be energetic, king-size personalities with bad manners and little tolerance for inefficiencies. Fiorello LaGuardia, famously, wanted to be seen as the man who turned out the lights in City Hall when we went to sleep and turned them back on when we woke up. Ed Koch had his jack-in-the-box routine — “How’m I doin’?” — and appeared to be...
  • Ocasio-Cortez: I’ll be d*mned if democrats take the “middle of the road” in 2020.

    05/16/2019 1:48:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Cowger Nation ^ | May 15, 2019 | Caiden Cowger
    On Monday, during a rally held by the controversial Sunrise Movement, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY, 14) expressed that she refuses to allow the Democratic Party to nominate a “middle of the road” candidate in 2020. “I’ll be d*mned if the same politicians who refused to act (in past decades) are going to try to come back today and say we need a ‘middle of the road’ approach to save our lives,” Ocasio-Cortez declared. Ocasio-Cortez remarks come just after former Vice President Joe Biden expressed that democrats need to find “middle ground” on climate change policy, as reported by Reuters. The...
  • GOP Pollster Tells Fox News Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Would Be Democrats' Best Hope of Beating Trump

    05/16/2019 1:36:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Newsweek ^ | May 15, 2019 | Jason Lemon
    Republican pollster Frank Luntz has suggested that Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez would be the Democratic party’s best candidate to challenge President Donald Trump in 2020 if she were legally able to run. “The key is authenticity,” Luntz told Fox News host Laura Ingraham Tuesday evening. “You want to say what you mean, mean what you say,” he continued. “You want to be able to look straight at the camera and be yourself. And at least half of them [the 2020 Democratic candidates] are trying to be something that they’re not,” he argued. Ingraham then pointed out that Ocasio-Cortez, despite her disagreements...
  • New York Mayor Bill de Blasio enters the 2020 presidential race: ‘Donald Trump must be stopped’

    05/16/2019 9:19:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    CNBC Politics ^ | May 16, 2019 | Kevin Breuninger and Nadine El-Bawab
    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio officially enters the 2020 Democratic presidential primary. “Donald Trump must be stopped,” he says in a video announcing his campaign. De Blasio faces more resistance to his presidential aspirations — including from his own constituents — than nearly any other Democrat in the race.
  • Frank Luntz: Sanders Most Likely Democratic Nomination, Capitalism Has Become A Dirty Word (tr)

    05/12/2019 3:40:33 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 67 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 5-12-2019 | Tim Hains
    In an appearance on FNC's "MediaBuzz," pollster Frank Luntz shares his finding that the term "capitalism" no longer polls well with the American people and predicts that Senator Bernie Sanders is the most likely to win the Democratic nomination for president with a message of democratic socialism. "It is not that principles are dead, in fact, the principles of economic freedom are alive and well," Luntz explained. "But capitalism itself has been so demonized by media that... if you want to oppose socialism you oppose it by talking about freedom, not capitalism." HOWARD KURTZ, FOX NEWS: An exclusive first look...
  • Pelosi Warns Democrats: Stay in the Center or Trump May Contest Election Results

    05/05/2019 7:29:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 4, 2019 | Glenn Thrush
    Speaker Nancy Pelosi does not believe President Trump can be removed through impeachment — the only way to do it, she said this week, is to defeat him in 2020 by a margin so “big” he cannot challenge the legitimacy of a Democratic victory. That is something she worries about. “We have to inoculate against that, we have to be prepared for that,” Ms. Pelosi said during an interview at the Capitol on Wednesday as she discussed her concern that Mr. Trump would not give up power voluntarily if he lost re-election by a slim margin next year. Sitting in...
  • 2020 candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders says he doesn't 'fault Trump' on North Korea

    05/04/2019 8:45:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    KRCO-AM/FM ^ | May 4, 2019
    Sen. Bernie Sanders, one of the early front-runners in the 2020 Democratic presidential field, said Saturday that President Donald Trump’s handling of North Korea is one area where he doesn’t “fault” the current commander-in-chief. Speaking to ABC News’ Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl in an exclusive interview for “This Week,” the Vermont senator said that Trump meeting face-to-face with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “is the right thing to do.” Karl asked Sanders how he would respond as president to the apparent launch of unidentified short-range projectiles by North Korea into the Sea of Japan Friday night. “You...
  • Some female Dem voters question whether a woman should face Trump in 2020

    04/29/2019 6:01:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 28, 2019 | Frank Miles
    Is a woman a shoo-in to win the Democratic nomination and take on President Trump in 2020? Some women in three states that could make or break White House hopes aren't so sure. “I want to be for a woman, but it’s just hard when you see a lot of other people not supporting women yet. I feel that America’s just not there yet,” Wendy McVey, a 20-year-old junior at Iowa State University, told The Associated Press. At the moment, the candidate McVey is most interested in is former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke. Women are among the Democratic Party’s most...
  • Pelosi moves to ensure Ilhan Omar's safety, calls for Trump to take down video

    04/15/2019 2:27:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 14, 2019 | David Aaro
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Sunday that she's taken steps to ensure the safety of Rep. Ilhan Omar following President Trump’s tweet of a video that, according to critics, showed the Minnesota Democrat being dismissive of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The California Democrat also called on Trump to take down the video. That same day, the video was no longer pinned to the top of Trump’s Twitter feed, although it was not clear whether it was because of Pelosi's request. Pelosi was among numerous Democrats who had criticized Trump over the tweet, with some accusing him of trying to...
  • Bernie Sanders coming to Ohio, promises to win back Midwest states Trump captured

    04/13/2019 6:43:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    WCMH-TV ^ | April 13, 2019 | The Associated Press
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders returned to the friendly terrain of Wisconsin on Friday, promising to build a coalition that will defeat President Donald Trump as he kicked off a swing through pivotal states that are part of the Democratic "blue wall" strategy for 2020. Sanders, speaking to a crowd of about 2,400 who braved 40-degree (4 Celsius) temperatures with a stiff 20 mph (32 kph) wind, pledged to flip Midwestern states such as Wisconsin that Trump narrowly won in 2016. "Together, we are going to make sure that does not happen again," Sanders said to cheers....
  • Romney: We have a 'responsibility' to fulfill Obama's 'commitment' to Dreamers

    04/07/2019 11:53:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 7, 2019 | Sean Higgins
    Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, said Sunday Dreamers, children of immigrants brought into the country illegally, should get legal status. "Well, it's been put in place by President Obama and I believe we have a responsibility to fulfill what is a presidential pledge and commitment. So that's in the past. I would provide legal status for those Dreamers in the country," Romney said on NBC's "Meet the Press," referring to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that shields these individuals from deportation. "That's something the president's put on the table. I think we should get that job done, and hope,...
  • Bernie Sanders calls Trump a racist before Apollo event

    04/05/2019 7:19:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Summerland Review ^ | April 5, 2019 | Ashley Wadhwani and John Carucci, The Associated Press
    Democratic presidential contender was at the Jazz Foundation’s ‘A Great Night in Harlem’ annual gala Sen. Bernie Sanders made a trip to the Apollo Theater in Harlem to pay tribute to Harry Belafonte, Tony Bennett and the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., but along the way slammed President Donald Trump as a racist. The Democratic presidential contender was at the Jazz Foundation’s “A Great Night in Harlem” annual gala where Belafonte and Bennett were honoured on Thursday night. Both worked with King, and the evening marked the 51st anniversary of King’s slaying in Memphis, Tennessee, during a...
  • The Opposite-Of-Trump Candidate Surges To Third Among Democrats In Latest Poll From Iowa

    03/25/2019 6:31:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Jim Heath TV ^ | March 25, 2019 | Jim Heath
    He’s just a likable, plain spoken Midwestern mayor who happens to be about everything that Donald Trump isn’t. Now, South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg has surged to third place in a new Iowa poll, making strides in a crowded field in the key caucus state. The 37-year-old Iraq and Afghanistan vet jumped to earn 11 percent support in the latest Emerson poll of Democratic presidential candidates in Iowa. He trailed two vastly better known candidates: former Vice President Joe Biden, who hasn’t yet entered the race, and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. Back in January, Buttigieg didn’t even register in the...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Says Removing Trump Won't Fix Problem W/GOP or 'Dark Money That Funded Him'

    03/24/2019 11:42:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Newsweek ^ | March 24, 2019 | Jason Lemon
    Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has said that President Donald Trump is “a symptom of much deeper problems” that won’t simply go away if he were to be impeached or voted out in the next presidential election. Ocasio-Cortez, who represents New York’s 14th district, posted to Twitter on Sunday afternoon, resharing a tweet by actor George Takei. The celebrity — most famous for his role in Star Trek and a frequent critic of Trump — wrote that even if the president were removed from office, the U.S. would still have “a big question” to answer. “How did a guy like that...
  • Dana Milbank: Democrats are conspiring to re-elect Trump

    03/23/2019 8:56:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Spokesman Review ^ | March 23, 2019 | Dana Milbank, The Washington Post
    Watch in slow motion as Democrats, goaded by the media, conspire to re-elect President Trump: Voters care about the economy and making education and health care affordable. And so Democrats are talking about … abolishing the Electoral College? Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren started the latest distraction at a CNN town hall on Monday. “Get rid of the Electoral College,” she said, neglecting to mention that this has zero chance of occurring in the foreseeable future. The media took it from there. On Tuesday, MSNBC’s Garrett Haake pressed former representative Beto O’Rourke: “Getting rid of the Electoral College: Is that an...
  • Ocasio-Cortez Praises New Zealand's Weapons Ban

    03/21/2019 11:05:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Newsweek ^ | March 21, 2019 | Shane Croucher
    Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez praised the leadership shown by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on the issue of gun control in the wake of the deadly Christchurch mosque shootings by a white supremacist. Ardern announced that, as a result of the far-right terror attack which left 50 people dead and dozens more injured, some critically, New Zealand will ban a swathe of what she called “military-style” weapons and parts that allow other guns to be converted. Ocasio-Cortez, a New York Democrat and rising star in the party, drew a comparison with the lack of action on gun control in America...
  • Trump campaign preparing early focus on Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan

    03/13/2019 3:58:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 13, 2019 | Steve Holland
    President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign is preparing an early focus on Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin, states that were instrumental to his improbable 2016 victory but where his support has softened, two campaign advisers said. The decision to accelerate campaign organising and eventually get the Republican president to make trips to the three states is a recognition that Trump’s path to re-election in 2020 will need to repeat some of the successes he had in 2016. Advisers also see a need to bolster Trump’s support in Florida, a battleground state he considers his second home but where opinion polls show him...
  • Awkward: How Trump’s past donations could haunt 2020 Dems

    03/05/2019 7:30:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Politico ^ | March 5, 2019
    Donations from Trump and his family add another wrinkle to a Democratic primary where candidates are trumpeting their distance from the president. Kamala Harris received money from Donald Trump as recently as six years ago. Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner hosted a Park Avenue fundraiser for Cory Booker. Kirsten Gillibrand took in Trump family donations three times across a seven-year period — and then gave a similar amount of money to a nonprofit years later after the president mocked her in a tweet. As the president gears up for his re-election fight, donor records show that six of the declared...
  • Howard Schultz Blames Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for His Decision to Run as Independent

    01/30/2019 6:33:58 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | January 29, 2019
    Billionaire former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz says he can’t run for president as a Democrat because he doesn’t like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s proposal to slap a 70-percent marginal tax rate on income above $10 million. Schultz revealed Sunday that he’s “seriously considering” running for president as an independent. In an interview with CNBC Monday night, he shed some light on why he feels he would not run as a Democrat: Because he could end up having to argue for massive taxes on the super-rich like himself. “I respect the Democratic Party. I no longer feel affiliated because I don't know...