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  • New July 2020 Electoral College Ratings

    07/09/2020 7:37:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Cook Political Report ^ | July 8, 2020 | Amy Walter
    This election is looking more like a Democratic tsunami than simply a Blue wave. President Trump, mired in some of the lowest job approval ratings of his presidency, is trailing Biden by significant margins in key battleground states like Pennsylvania (8 points), Michigan (9 points), and Wisconsin (9 points). He’s even running behind Biden in his firewall states of Florida and North Carolina.

    06/30/2020 7:26:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Powerline Blog ^ | 06/30/2020 | Steven Hayward
    At the present time the polls look bad for President Trump. How bad? Credible polls show him 10 points behind Biden, and struggling in key swing states as well as what should be easy states, like Georgia. His campaign seems listless at the moment, lacking a clear message or strategy for turning around his bad poll numbers. ThereÂ’s a story up on Fox News wondering whether Trump might drop out of the race. Is this story based on anything? Since we know Trump follows Fox, this might be a planted story in hopes that it will shake him up...
  • White House: Trump did not hear 'white power' in now-removed video tweet

    06/28/2020 9:29:37 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 69 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | JUNE 28, 2020 | VALERIE RICHARDSON
    President Trump removed Sunday his retweet of a protest video that showed a supporter yelling “white power,” a comment that the White House said he never heard. “President Trump is a big fan of The Villages. He did not hear the one statement made on the video,” said White House deputy press secretary Judd Deere. “What he did see was tremendous enthusiasm from his many supporters.” The two-minute video taken at The Villages, a retirement community in Florida, showed anti-Trump protesters yelling at Trump supporters as they rolled by in golf carts decorated with pro-Trump signs and American flags. After...
  • Second presidential debate moved from Michigan to Miami over coronavirus fears

    06/23/2020 7:55:56 AM PDT · by blueplum · 9 replies
    CBS News ^ | 23 JUN 2020 | Melissa Quinn
    Washington — The second scheduled presidential debate between President Trump and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has been moved from Michigan to Florida following concerns about the large crowds expected in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. The nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates announced Tuesday the debate scheduled for October 15 will now be held at the ...
  • Congresswoman Karen Bass being vetted to be Biden running mate

    06/23/2020 5:33:34 AM PDT · by C19fan · 81 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 23, 2020 | Bo Erickson
    Congresswoman Karen Bass, chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, is undergoing vetting as a candidate to be Joe Biden's running mate, CBS News has learned according to sources familiar with the process. The five-term congresswoman represents Los Angeles and endorsed Biden for president in mid-March.
  • Trump says he 'absolutely' would support Colin Kaepernick getting second shot in NFL despite kneeling controversy.

    06/17/2020 7:21:23 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 76 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6.17.2020 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    President Trump lent some support Wednesday to former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, saying he "would love to see him get another shot" if he still has the skills to play in the league. During an interview with Sinclair correspondent Scott Thuman, Trump was asked about Kaepernick, the then-San Francisco 49er who sparked a national debate in 2016 when he protested police brutality by kneeling during the national anthem, and whether or not the president believes Kaepernick "should get another shot in the NFL." "If he deserves it, he should. If he has the playing ability," Trump said. "He started off...
  • Where is President Trump?

    06/17/2020 2:52:56 PM PDT · by Greg123456 · 40 replies
    Vanity post | Greg
    He hasn't tweeted in 18 hours! I hope he's OK.
  • Trump's niece is publishing a tell-all book that says she leaked tax documents to help The New York Times investigate the president's finances

    06/15/2020 5:46:37 AM PDT · by blueyon · 60 replies
    businessinsider ^ | 6/15/20 | Ashley Collman
    President Donald Trump's niece Mary L. Trump is publishing a book that will reveal herself to be the primary source of a New York Times investigation into the president's finances, The Daily Beast reported. Mary Trump will say she supplied The Times with confidential family tax documents, The Daily Beast said. The Times investigation later revealed that the president wasn't a self-made man but had his father bolster his failing businesses in the 1990s with hundreds of millions of dollars. Mary Trump is the daughter of Fred Trump Jr., the president's older brother who died in 1981 at the age...
  • US Army open to considering removal of Confederate leaders' names from bases

    06/09/2020 2:51:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    CNN ^ | June 9, 2020 | Barbara Starr and Paul LeBlanc
    US Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy and Secretary of Defense Mark Esper are said to be open to holding a "bipartisan conversation" about renaming nearly a dozen major bases and installations that bear the names of Confederate military commanders, according to an Army official. The official said that though McCarthy believes he has the potential authority to unilaterally rename the installations, there would need to be consultation with the White House, Congress and state and local governments.
  • Esper says he opposes using Insurrection Act to send military to quell unrest

    06/03/2020 9:05:47 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 74 replies
    FOX News ^ | 6/3/20 | Ron Blitzer
    Defense Secretary Mark Esper declared Wednesday that despite President Trump's remarks earlier this week, he is not in favor of the president invoking the Insurrection Act in order to send the U.S. military to quell violent protests. During a morning press briefing, Esper addressed controversies surrounding Trump's stance on violence and looting that has broken out across the country in the aftermath of George Floyd's death, coinciding with other peaceful protests. "The option to use active-duty forces in a law enforcement role should only be used as a matter of last resort and only in the most urgent and dire...
  • Kathy Griffin placed in Twitter jail for tweet about stabbing Trump with syringe full of air

    05/27/2020 3:44:21 PM PDT · by kevcol · 36 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 27, 2020 | Anthony Leonardi
    Comedienne Kathy Griffin must delete her tweets calling for violence against President Trump or get stuck in Twitter jail. A Twitter spokeswoman confirmed to the Washington Examiner on Wednesday that Griffin's initial tweet, advocating for somebody to plunge an air-filled syringe into Trump, violates company rules on abusive behavior. "We've required the account owner to delete it before continuing back to Twitter," the spokeswoman said in an email. On Tuesday, Griffin tweeted about plunging a syringe "with nothing but air inside it" into Trump in reaction to a tweet from CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta that noted how the...
  • Ann Coulter Turns on ‘Disloyal Actual Retard’ Trump in Twitter Rant

    05/24/2020 11:01:19 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 247 replies
    Yahoo Entertainment ^ | May 24, 2020 | Rosemary Rossi
    Ann Coulter went on an early Sunday morning Twitter tear, ripping Donald Trump, calling him “the most disloyal actual retard that has ever set foot in the Oval Office.” The far-right media pundit and former Trump defender was triggered by the president’s Friday tweet in which he called for Alabama voters to “not trust Jeff Sessions” and instead put their support behind Sessions’ republican Senate seat challenger, football coach Tommy Tuberville. “3 years ago, after Jeff Sessions recused himself, the Fraudulent Mueller Scam began. Alabama, do not trust Jeff Sessions. He let our Country down. That’s why I endorsed Coach...
  • Bumbling Joe Biden gaffes his way through COVID-19 roundtable as he falsely claims '85,000 jobs have been lost in the US and millions of Americans have died' since pandemic began

    05/15/2020 4:12:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 81 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 15, 2020 | Luke Kenton
    Presumptive 2020 Democratic nominee Joe Biden bumbled his way through a ‘virtual roundtable’ he hosted on Thursday afternoon, as questions regarding the former Vice President’s mental acuity continue to mount. Concern of Biden’s mental sharpness has been the subject of constant debate ever since he launched his White House bid last April, following a number of blunders he's made during televised interviews and campaign speeches in the months since. And the self-proclaimed ‘gaffe machine’ did little to mitigate those apprehensions during a monologue about soaring unemployment levels on Thursday, in which he wrongly claimed 85,000 jobs have been lost in...
  • Trump: Thank you to all of my great Keyboard Warriors. You are better, and far more brilliant, than anyone on Madison Avenue (Ad Agencies). There is nobody like you!

    05/14/2020 8:30:07 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 77 replies
    Twitter ^ | May 14, 2020 | Donald J. Trump
    Thank you to all of my great Keyboard Warriors. You are better, and far more brilliant, than anyone on Madison Avenue (Ad Agencies). There is nobody like you!
  • Stacey Abrams endorses Biden

    05/12/2020 6:46:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    Politico ^ | May 12, 2020 | Quint Forgey
    Stacey Abrams, the former Democratic nominee for governor in Georgia, on Tuesday endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden’s White House bid. “Vice President Biden is the leader America needs — a leader who will restore dignity, competence and compassion to the Oval Office while restoring America’s moral leadership around the world,” Abrams said in a statement distributed by the Biden campaign.
  • Stacey Abrams Laughably Tries a New Tack in Her Desperate Bid for the VP Nod (and Here’s Why)

    05/07/2020 11:18:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    Red State ^ | May 7, 2020 | Sister Toldjah
    Failed 2018 Georgia Democratic gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams did an “interview” with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on Wednesday that was, like most interviews she’s done, designed to beef up her alleged vice presidential qualifications at a critical time when Joe Biden’s VP “selection” committee are helping him decide who his running mate will be. During the segment, Amanpour twice mentioned the fact that Abrams was “pitching” herself as the most viable option for Biden to pick, talking about how she was out there “auditioning” for the position and showing her “resume” because of what she (Abrams) “feels” is her “right as...
  • Trump Managing To Put Democrats In Political Corner

    04/28/2020 8:55:25 AM PDT · by billorites · 36 replies
    NY Sun ^ | April 28, 2020 | Conrad Black
    The Democrats are taking their stand on the coronavirus crisis in an untenable position. It is like building a defensive redoubt in a valley surrounded by hills in the hands of the enemy (like the French at Dien Bien Phu in 1955, as President Eisenhower warned them). Whether this is tactical stupidity by the president’s enemies or strategic genius by the president or — more likely — a bit of both, is not clear except to insiders. Readers will recall that the Democrats charged out of the gate on the issue of taking science seriously and reacting comprehensively; the president...
  • Mark Cuban predicts 'world-changing' innovation stemming from outbreak, keeps 'door open' to 2020 bid

    04/12/2020 11:38:29 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/12/20 | Ronn Blitzer
    Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban believes that despite the negative impact the coronavirus outbreak has had on the U.S., it will result in ‘world-changing’ innovation – and possibly his own run at the presidency. [cut] “People aren’t going to just venture outside. They're not going to go to large gatherings. They're not going to feel confident right off the bat. There’s going to be a lot of trepidation. And that concern is going to lead to people holding back on spending money.” [cut] “When the scientists say it’s safe for my employees to come back to work, that’s when I’ll...
  • Joe K III’s Senate campaign is a platform for future ambitions

    04/10/2020 5:27:27 PM PDT · by luke1825 · 20 replies
    lowell sun ^ | april 10 | peter lucas
    Joe Kennedy III needed the convention. Not that he could have won it. He did not have the votes. But he could have used it as a platform to explain to Massachusetts voters — especially Democrats — why he’d make a better U. S. Senator than incumbent Sen. Ed Markey, a fellow Democra
  • How Trump Has Pretzled the ‘Post-Truth’ Academic Left

    04/08/2020 5:56:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    American ^ | April 8, 2020 | Luke Andrews
    It’s often said that most of what the academic elites call “philosophy” is nothing but some underutilized minds worrying themselves about questions that common-sense folk find obvious. The saying came to mind as I listened recently to some of these folks straining to fit their various theories to the Age of Trump. More precisely, they were double-helixing themselves trying to explain why the amoral, relativist, truth-denying theories they’ve championed for so long are actually good reasons for hating the supposedly amoral, relativist, truth-defying current President. Listening to this theorizing crystallized (at least for this initially reluctant Trump supporter) why President...