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  • California could have seismic impact on 2020 Democratic presidential race

    12/14/2018 7:36:22 AM PST · by C19fan · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 14, 2018 | James Oliphant
    California is determined to force 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls to make some hard choices. The nation’s most populous liberal state has moved its presidential nominating contest to early in the 2020 calendar, a shift its leaders hope will give it maximum impact on the selection of a Democratic nominee and push candidates to address progressive issues such as climate change. The reshuffling means California voters, who can cast ballots weeks before primary election day, will be helping to determine a nominee at the same time as those in traditional early primary states such as New Hampshire.
  • The DOJ Inspector General Found 19,000 'Lost' Strzok and Page Texts

    12/13/2018 9:51:34 AM PST · by rktman · 76 replies ^ | 12/13/2018 | Katie Pavlich
    "In view of the content of many of the text messages between Strzok and Page, the OIG also asked the Special Counsel's Office to provide the OIG the DOJ issues iPhones that had been assigned to Strzok and Page during their respective assignments to the SCO." After a number of steps by the OIG, "was the recovery of thousands of text messages within the period of the missing text messages, December 15, 2016 through May 17, 2017, as well as hundreds of other text messages outside the gap period that had not been produced by the FBI due to technical...
  • It’s ridiculous that it’s unconstitutional for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to run for president

    12/12/2018 2:48:21 PM PST · by C19fan · 80 replies
    Vox ^ | December 12, 2018 | Matthew Yglesias
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the biggest star in the Democratic Party, and she has been ever since she unseated Rep. Joe Crowley in a surprise primary upset in May. That her win didn’t, in the final analysis, launch a wave of leftist primary victories only goes to show what a phenomenon she personally is. Not everyone shares her brand of politics, of course, but her constituency has exploded beyond the initial set of ideologues who powered the challenge to Crowley because of her incredible wit, charisma, social media savvy, and basic political smarts. In a year when moderate incumbents generally didn’t...
  • Julian Castro moves closer to 2020 presidential run with exploratory committee

    12/12/2018 11:30:03 AM PST · by C19fan · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | December 12, 2018 | Caroline Kelly, Arlette Saenz and Dan Merica
    Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro on Wednesday launched a presidential exploratory committee, a significant step toward mounting a presidential bid in 2020. Castro said he would make an announcement about his plans on January 12 in Texas. Castro's decision to form an exploratory committee, which is often seen as a formality before starting a presidential campaign and allows him to start raising money, gives him a jumpstart in what's expected to be a crowded Democratic field, which already consists of two declared candidates -- Rep. John Delaney of Maryland and Richard Ojeda, a former congressional candidate in...
  • Democrats' 2020 Field Shaping Up to Be an Entertaining 'Old vs Young' Slugfest

    12/07/2018 6:46:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/07/2018 | Stephen Kruiser
    About the only consensus to emerge from 2016 was that it was an extraordinarily unusual election cycle, from beginning to end. One aspect that differentiated the cycle from most in the recent past was the enormity of the Republican field. The primary season kicked off with so many GOP candidates that the debates had to be split into two broadcasts, with the lower-polling members of the field serving as a not-ready-for-prime-time opening act for the main debate. There was a lot of weeping and gnashing of teeth throughout Republican Land about the number of contenders for the title. The early...
  • Deval Patrick knew when to call it quits on a presidential bid. Other politicians take note

    12/06/2018 4:39:26 PM PST · by bitt · 36 replies
    BOSTON GLOBE ^ | 12/6/2018 | editorial
    Running for president is hard. Deciding not to run? That can be even harder. Over the last year, two-term former Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick has explored the possibility of running for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, urged on by a small army of Patrick devotees in the Commonwealth. Inspiring and experienced, Patrick would have been a formidable candidate. He compiled real accomplishments as governor, putting his state at the forefront of life sciences globally and managing the fallout of the 2008 recession. Since leaving office, he has worked for Bain Capital investing in firms with social benefits. But on...
  • Kamala Harris staffer resigns over harassment allegations

    12/06/2018 8:22:26 AM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | December 5, 2018 | Marianne Levine
    Larry Wallace, a top aide to Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), resigned Wednesday, amid allegations of harassment during his tenure at the California Department of Justice. “We were unaware of this issue and take accusations of harassment extremely seriously,” Lily Adams, a spokesperson for Harris, said in a statement. “This evening, Mr. Wallace offered his resignation to the senator and she accepted it.”
  • Can Beto O’Rourke make the leap?December

    12/06/2018 6:39:20 AM PST · by C19fan · 47 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 5, 2018 | Jennifer Rubin
    The Post reports: Beto O’Rourke, weighing whether to mount a 2020 presidential bid, met recently with Barack Obama at his post-presidency offices in Washington. The meeting, which was held on Nov. 16 at the former president’s offices in Foggy Bottom, came as former Obama aides have encouraged the Democratic House member to run, seeing him as capable of the same kind of inspirational campaign that caught fire in the 2008 presidential election. O’Rourke, as Obama did, certainly has the rhetorical skills and charisma to make Democrats swoon. He has some of the same advantages Obama enjoyed, and a few that...
  • Vanity - The American Military & the American People. all of them, get it right.

    12/06/2018 6:02:01 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 15 replies
    The State funerals of Senator, John McCain & FLOTUS, Barbara Bush were proper and dignified, but they were not responded to by large segments of the American people as they should have been. Again, my belief that at the end of life one "reaps, what one sows" and when the First family of POTUS, Donald J. Trump was not officially invited to either funeral, it diminished these two events drastically. However, the Bush family, with great dignity, sense of history and respect, on the passing of Ex-POTUS, George H.W. Bush recognized the need for all of the present and Ex-Presidents...
  • Deval Patrick bows out of 2020 presidential run

    12/05/2018 9:15:15 AM PST · by C19fan · 40 replies
    Politico ^ | December 4, 2018 | Natasha Korecki, Kyle Cheney, and Stephanie Murray
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is calling close allies and informing them he is not running for president in 2020, sources close to the governor tell POLITICO. Patrick informed staff and advisers of his decision Tuesday, the sources say, with an announcement to come as soon as this week. A close ally of former President Barack Obama, the Democrat rejoined the private sector at Bain Capital after serving two terms as Massachusetts' governor. But he ramped up his political activity this fall in advance of a possible presidential bid, traveling to a handful of races across the country.
  • Good News From Kirsten Gillibrand: The Future Is Female And Intersectional

    12/05/2018 8:26:15 AM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 5, 2018 | Allahpundit
    This is sad twice over, once because the pandering is so clunky, twice because it’s so unlikely to succeed. Our future is: Female Intersectional Powered by our belief in one another. And we’re just getting started.
  • Beto O’Rourke, who’s pondering a 2020 presidential bid, met with Barack Obama

    12/04/2018 4:56:47 PM PST · by C19fan · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 4, 2018 | Matt Viser
    Beto O’Rourke, weighing whether to mount a 2020 presidential bid, met recently with ­Barack Obama at his post- presidency offices in Washington. The meeting, which was held Nov. 16 at the former president’s offices in Foggy Bottom, came as former Obama aides have encouraged the Democratic House member to run, seeing him as capable of the same kind of inspirational campaign that caught fire in the 2008 presidential election. The meeting was the first sign of Obama getting personally involved in conversations with O’Rourke, who, despite his November loss in a U.S. Senate race in Texas, has triggered more recent...
  • Stock markets plunge after Trump’s ‘Tariff Man’ tweet

    12/04/2018 1:35:29 PM PST · by SMGFan · 56 replies
    NYPost ^ | December 4, 2018
    Stocks took a nosedive on Wall Street as investors worried that a US-China trade truce reached over the weekend wasn’t all it was cracked up to be. The Dow Jones Industrial Average sank almost 800 points Tuesday. ------------------ The markets plunged after Trump unleashed a threatening tweet Tuesday morning. “President Xi and I want this deal to happen, and it probably will. But if not remember, I am a Tariff Man,” Trump tweeted.
  • Biden: ‘I think I am the most qualified person in the country to be president’

    12/04/2018 9:48:14 AM PST · by Magnatron · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4 December 2018 | Tal Axelrod
    Former Vice President Joe Biden fueled speculation he might make a 2020 bid for the White House, saying Monday night that he believes he is the “most qualified” person to take on President Trump. “I'll be as straight with you as I can. I think I'm the most qualified person in the country to be president,” Biden said at a stop for his book tour in Missoula, Mont. “The issues that we face as a country today are the issues that have been in my wheelhouse, that I've worked on my whole life.” “No one should run for the job...
  • For Trump, Cohen Plea Deal's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Exoneration

    12/03/2018 12:26:30 PM PST · by blueyon · 11 replies ^ | 12/03/18 | Paul Sperry
    Contrary to media speculation that Robert Mueller is closing in on President Trump, the special prosecutor’s plea deal with Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen offers further evidence that the Trump campaign did not collude with Russians during the 2016 election, according to congressional investigators and former prosecutors. Cohen pleaded guilty last week to making false statements in 2017 to the Senate intelligence committee about the Trump Organization’s failed efforts to build a Trump Tower in Moscow. Discussions about the so-called Moscow Project continued five months longer in 2016 than Cohen had initially stated under oath. The nine-page charging document filed...
  • Bernie Sanders is already 'a front-runner' for the Democrats in 2020 say aides but [tr]

    12/03/2018 10:48:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    AP ^ | December 3, 2018 | Staff
    An insurgent underdog no more, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is laying the groundwork to launch a bigger presidential campaign than his first, as advisers predict he would open the 2020 Democratic presidential primary season as a political powerhouse. A final decision has not been made, but those closest to the 77-year-old self-described democratic socialist suggest that neither age nor interest from a glut of progressive presidential prospects would dissuade him from undertaking a second shot at the presidency. And as Sanders' brain trust gathered for a retreat in Vermont over the weekend, some spoke openly about a 2020 White House...
  • George H.W. Bush's momentous life shaped by family, faith, service

    12/03/2018 7:13:43 AM PST · by calvincaspian · 17 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 12-02-2018 | Tom Shattuck
    Moments make a man. George H.W. Bush had more big moments than most men. At just 20 years old, Navy Lt. Bush was dive-bombing Japanese targets in the South Pacific when enemy fire shredded his plane. He bailed out, his head careening off the horizontal stabilizer. He tried to tell his two fellow crewmen to jump as well, but he never knew if they heard him. Neither of them lived. Bush never got over the guilt he felt. When the young pilot hit the water, he inflated his flotation device and then broke down and cried. He thought about his...
  • Beto Has a Path to the Presidency: Lincoln’s

    12/01/2018 6:53:20 PM PST · by C19fan · 60 replies
    Politico ^ | December 1, 2018 | Mark Perry
    Of all the places in Washington, Beto O’Rourke chose to run to the Lincoln Memorial. Jogging through an early winter storm in the capital the week following his loss in the race for U.S. Senate, O’Rourke found himself, gimpy knee and all, running up the steps of the majestic monument to the 16th president. There, he wrote in a Medium post, he paused to read the words of Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address. Suddenly, his knee stopped hurting—as if Honest Abe’s words had a special healing power (but “maybe it just needed to fully warm up,” he wrote).
  • Donald and Melania invited to Bush

    12/01/2018 7:20:15 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 103 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 12/1/18 | self
    Donald Trump and Melania invited to George H. Bush National Cathedral event .....
  • Vanity - POTUS, Donald J. Trump Should attend the funeral of ex-POTUS, George H.W. Bush.

    12/01/2018 5:16:13 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 87 replies
    I sincerely hope that POTUS, Donald J, Trump attends the funeral of Ex-POTUS, George H.W. Bush in honor of his outstanding, long term service to our nation and our people!!! Bush like all of us human beings, has his flaws, but his successful accomplishments in his life far outweigh his faults. We must remember the young Bush did not enter Yale, (Where he was accepted) when he graduated from high school, he signed on with the the U.S.Navy, where in eleven months, he became the Navy's youngest aviator (Pilot). Bush flew fifty eight missions, when in September, 1944 his aircraft,...