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  • Democratic leaders urge Trump to drop border wall proposal

    12/10/2018 4:54:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 10, 2018 | Alexander Bolton
    Democratic leaders are urging President Trump to drop his proposal to spend $5 billion on a border wall and avoid a partial government shutdown, saying the proposal does not have enough votes to pass Congress “This holiday season, the president knows full well that his wall proposal does not have the votes to pass the House and Senate, and should not be an obstacle to a bipartisan agreement,” Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) said in a joint statement issued before their meeting with the president scheduled for 11:30 am Tuesday. The leaders...
  • Ted Cruz says he's dropped 'Lyin Ted' nickname and ended feud with Trump

    12/02/2018 6:17:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 2, 2018 | Andrew O'Reilly
    He says he's Lyin’ Ted no more. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, declared on Saturday night that the ignominious nickname bestowed on him by President Trump during the 2016 campaign season has been relegated to the annals of history -- as has the feud between Cruz and Trump. "This was also a breakthrough year in which my presidential sobriquet went from 'Lyin’ Ted' to 'Beautiful Ted,'" Cruz joked during a speech at the Gridiron Club. Cruz was joking, in the spirit of the roast. He also quipped: “I gotta say, that new pet name felt like it really hit the mark....
  • Chuck Schumer Is Greatly Overestimating Trump’s Popularity

    11/29/2018 2:12:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    Slate ^ | November 28, 2018 | Jamelle Bouie
    With most of the votes from the midterm election tallied, we now have a better sense of the scale of the Democratic victory. It is historic. Thus far, Democrats have earned more than 8.8 million more votes than Republicans, flipped 39 seats, and are poised to win a 40th as election officials continue counting ballots in California. In terms of their House margin, this makes 2018 the Democratic Party’s strongest midterm performance since Watergate. The popular vote margin is also a record high for Democrats, representing a decisive repudiation of the president and his party. This should make concrete a...
  • South Mississippi prepares for President Donald Trump rally

    11/26/2018 1:32:17 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    WLOX-TV ^ | November 25, 2018 | Mike Lacy
    BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - President Donald Trump will make his second appearance in South Mississippi. This time, it’s for a rally in support of incumbent candidate Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, and preparations are a little more intense this time around. While the Secret Service and White House are in charge, Executive Director of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum Matt McDonnell and his team have to do the leg work. “It’s definitely not something we encounter on a frequent basis,” he said. McDonnell went through a similar process in 2016 when Trump appeared as a candidate, but things have changed, and the...
  • The Post-Midterms Dangers of Donald Trump

    11/11/2018 12:27:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The New Yorker | The November 19th 2018 Issue | Amy Davidson Sorkin
    Link only due to copyright issues: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/11/19/the-post-midterms-dangers-of-donald-trump
  • Beto O’Rourke: Michael Avenatti ‘Does Not Represent’ Democrats

    11/03/2018 1:14:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | November 2, 2018 | Andy Campbell
    Texas Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke doesn’t seem too keen on the tough-guy shtick adopted by some of his fellow Democrats. In an interview with New York Times columnist Frank Bruni, O’Rourke took at shot at celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti, arguing that the attorney, who regularly battles President Donald Trump on Twitter, “does not represent” Democrats. Avenatti is one among a chorus of Democrats who have twisted Michelle Obama’s “When they go low, we go high” credo from the 2016 election in an effort to appear tougher against Trump and the GOP this time around. Avenatti’s version: “When they go low,...
  • POLL: Rick Scott Leads Bill Nelson by Five Points in Contentious Florida U.S. Senate Race

    11/02/2018 6:58:39 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Nov, 2018 | Kyle Morris
    A new poll of 696 active Florida voters shows Republican Rick Scott leading Democrat Bill Nelson by five-points in Florida’s United States Senate race. According to the Vox Populi poll, 48 percent of those surveyed said they will vote for Scott, while 43 percent said they intend to vote for Nelson. Nine percent remain undecided in the poll. When factoring in undecided votes, Scott and Nelson are tied at 50 percent. Scott outperforms Senator Nelson with voters from his own party with 63 percent of Republicans supporting him compared to the 54 percent of Democrats who support Nelson.
  • Cruz Questions O’Rourke Funding Illegal Immigrant Caravan

    11/02/2018 4:26:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    San Angelo Live! ^ | November 2, 2018 | Yantis Green
    The race for U.S. Senator from Texas is getting nastier by the day as early voting ends with election day just four days away. Republican Senator Ted Cruz this morning tweeted questioning whether O’Rourke’s campaign is illegally using campaign funds to fund the Honduran caravan headed for the border. "Two basic Qs every reporter should ask Beto today: (1) should the 'caravan' be allowed to cross illegally into Texas? (Beto refuses to answer.) And (2) did your campaign dollars illegally fund their doing so?" the senator tweeted.” Cruz maintains O’Rourke hasn’t answered either of those questions. In response, the O’Rourke...
  • MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace: ‘Important’ That Dems Take Back Congress (Bush/McQueeg aide)

    10/27/2018 5:00:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 26, 2018 | Joseph Wulfsohn
    MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace said Thursday on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” that it is “really important” that Democrats win either the House or the Senate, or both. “You have referred to yourself as a non-practicing Republican right now because the Republican Party has drifted away from what I believe were the values I think drew you to it,” Seth Meyers said to Wallace. “And these were the ‘isms,’ such as ‘nationalism.’ Is this something that you saw coming at any point? I mean, is this something that happened with Donald Trump or is it something that was trending this...
  • Campaign’s final week could include President Trump visit (West Virginia)

    10/27/2018 4:21:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Metro News ^ | October 27, 2018 | Jeff Jenkins
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Various reports indicate President Donald Trump will return to West Virginia before the Nov. 6 General Election to stump for state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey in his run for U.S. Senate. According to a Reuters report, Trump will go on an 8-state blitz beginning next Wednesday including campaign stops in West Virginia, Florida, Missouri, Indiana, Montana, Ohio, Georgia and Tennessee. Morrisey, who has trailed U.S. Senator Joe Manchin in most of the major polls, predicted during an appearance on MetroNews “Talkline” earlier this week that Trump would return. Trump visited Wheeling Sept. 29. “A vote for Patrick...
  • Trump fears Florida wipeout

    10/26/2018 9:26:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Politico ^ | October 26, 2018 | Alex Isenstadt
    The White House is planning a political rescue mission in Florida, fearing a wipeout in a key swing state next month that could damage President Donald Trump’s reelection hopes. Trump is expected to visit the state at least twice, according to two people familiar with the plans. Visits from several Cabinet members are likely, as well. Presidential text messages are being sent to Floridians who still haven’t cast their absentee ballots. And discussions are underway about blanketing the state with robocalls from Trump. On Thursday, Vice President Mike Pence and White House counselor Kellyanne Conway were in the state in...
  • Dem leaders slam Trump's response to bomb threats: His 'words ring hollow'

    10/24/2018 11:46:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    MSN News ^ | October 24, 2018 | Jordain Carney, The Hill
    Top congressional Democrats on Wednesday slammed President Trump's response to a series of suspicious packages sent to prominent Democratic officials, saying his "words ring hollow." "Time and time again, the President has condoned physical violence and divided Americans with his words and his actions," Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) said in a joint statement. The two Democratic leaders pointed to Trump's support for Rep. Greg Gianforte (R-Mont.), who pleaded guilty to assaulting a reporter, and accused the president of supporting "dictators around the world who murder their own citizens, and referring to...
  • Jeff Flake: I still don’t know if I believed Kavanaugh (or Ford)

    10/24/2018 8:23:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 23, 2018 | John Sexton
    Sen. Jeff Flake appeared on the View today and said he wasn’t sure if he believed Dr. Christine Blasey Ford or Judge Brett Kavanaugh, an answer that didn’t sit well with most of the show’s hosts. Of course, all of the ladies on the show approved of Flake’s decision to demand an FBI investigation after he was confronted in an elevator by a couple of activists. But the conversation turned when Joy Behar asked if the FBI investigation merely gave Flake “cover” to vote for Kavanaugh. Flake pushed back a bit, noting that the Anita Hill FBI investigation only took...
  • Trump says he's ditched Lyin' Ted name: 'He's Beautiful Ted'

    10/22/2018 1:58:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    MSN News ^ | October 22, 2018 | Matthew Choi, The Politico
    President Donald Trump let bygones be bygones Monday with his former rival presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, praising the Texas Republican before heading to Houston to rally for him. When the two men were duking it out for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, Trump famously hurled insults at Cruz, christening him with one of Trump's signature monikers: "Lyin' Ted." Trump also went after Cruz's family, suggesting Cruz's father was involved in the John F. Kennedy assassination and targeting Cruz's wife Heidi for her appearance. But the president made a reversal of his past insults as he prepared for his highly...
  • Supporters lining up for blocks one day before big Trump-Cruz rally in Houston (Unbelievable)

    10/21/2018 7:58:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 21, 2018 | Daniel Chaitin
    Supporters are lining up for President Trump's big rally in Texas, one whole day before the event will take place. With his 2020 campaign boasting "100,000+" people being interested in attending, lines of people outside the venue, shown across multiple blocks in photos tweeted by CNN's Betsy Klein, further indicate high enthusiasm for the event. The rally, set for Monday evening at the Toyota Center in Houston, is poised to be the most powerful boost yet for Sen. Ted Cruz, who will share the stage with the man he once opposed for the presidency. The Republican incumbent faces a surprisingly...
  • Beto O'Rourke says he still supports impeaching Trump

    10/18/2018 7:52:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | October 18, 2018 | Eric Bradner
    Texas Democratic Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke said at a CNN town hall Thursday night that he would still vote to impeach President Donald Trump. The El Paso congressman challenging Sen. Ted Cruz said that his position on impeachment hadn't changed, even as Cruz has used the issue to galvanize conservative voters against O'Rourke's campaign. Asked by CNN's Dana Bash if he had changed his mind after saying he'd vote to impeach Trump this summer, O'Rourke said, "I haven't." He pointed to the ongoing probe into whether Trump's 2016 campaign colluded with Russia. "There may be an open question as to...
  • Why Donald Trump likes it when John Kelly and John Bolton fight

    10/18/2018 7:38:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | October 18, 2018 | Chris Cillizza, Editor-at-large
    Even by White House standards, this scrap was reportedly a doozy. Writes Kaitlan Collins and Jeff Zeleny: "A heated argument in the West Wing between chief of staff John Kelly and national security adviser John Bolton over a recent surge in border crossings turned into a shouting match Thursday, two sources familiar with the argument told CNN." According to Collins and Zeleny, the fight -- which Trump witnessed the start of (and sided with the more hard-line Bolton) -- led some aides to speculate that one of the two combatants might leave the White House following it. (The betting money...
  • Flake calls Trump supporters' 'lock her up' chants 'disturbing,' fears for future of GOP

    10/11/2018 9:34:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 11, 2018 | Nicole Darrah
    Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., said in a recent interview that he hopes somebody runs against President Trump in the 2020 election, and that Trump supporters' continued chants of "lock her up" — typically in reference to Hillary Clinton — are "disturbing." In his retirement interview with C-SPAN, Flake said the chants, which were sparked by Trump's campaign and have continued throughout his presidency, are more concerning than the controversial things Trump says. "The disturbing thing isn’t so much what [Trump] says anymore, it’s the cheers from people behind him and the chants of, 'Lock her up!' for example that’s just...
  • Hillary Clinton: "Civility Can Start Again" When Democrats Take Back The House And Or The Senate

    10/10/2018 1:40:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October 9, 2018 | Ian Schwartz
    Hillary Clinton discusses President Trump, Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and civility in politics with CNN's Christiane Amanpour. At a time when Republicans are being shot, stabbed, doxxed, beaten, mailed powder, run out of restaurants, and sent death threats, Hillary Clinton urges Democrats to be even more uncivil. What an irresponsible statement. Every Democrat should denounce. pic.twitter.com/TdEmISWnzM — U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (@SenBillCassidy) October 9, 2018 CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR, CNN HOST: Last night, President Trump had a sort of ceremony for now Justice Kavanaugh at the White House, and he apologized on behalf the American people for the immense amount...
  • Rand Paul warns of 'assassination' peril after Kavanaugh confirmation...

    10/09/2018 9:03:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 9, 2018 | Gregg Re
    Following the bitterly partisan, acrimonious confirmation battle over Associate Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., warned in an interview on Tuesday that heated political rhetoric has the potential to turn deadly. "I fear that there's going to be an assassination," Paul told a Kentucky radio show. "I really worry that somebody is going to be killed, and that those who are ratcheting up the conversation ... they have to realize they bear some responsibility if this elevates to violence." Paul's comments came the same day former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton declared that Democrats "cannot be civil" with...