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  • ‘Complete This Sentence: Donald Trump Wins Reelection If … ’

    06/27/2019 8:50:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Politico Magazine ^ | June 26, 2019 | Tim Alberta
    Never has there been a presidential race as sprawling and wide-open as the 2020 Democratic primary. It would be a landscape entirely without a map, except that a small handful of battle-hardened veterans have navigated similar terrain before. At the kickoff of the primary debate season four years ago, no fewer than 16 candidates were jockeying for position in the largest Republican presidential field in history—only to end up being mowed down by Donald J. Trump in what became a slaughterhouse of a campaign. What’s in store for this year’s Democrats? To get an insider’s view, POLITICO Magazine invited four...
  • Nancy Pelosi Told Donald Trump He Was 'Scaring the Children of America' With Threats of ICE Raids

    06/24/2019 10:56:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    Newsweek ^ | June 24, 2019 | Ramsey Touchberry
    President Donald Trump over the weekend backed off a threat to have Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) conduct massive nationwide raids to deport "millions" of migrants illegally in the United States, an act that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says came after she phoned the president last week. "When I spoke to the president, I said, 'Look, I'm a mom, I have five kids, nine grandchildren and children are scared. You're scaring the children of America, not just in those families, but their neighbors and their communities,'" the California Democrat said Monday while discussing immigration at an event in Queens, New...
  • Election Forecast Models Trump The President's Bad Poll Numbers

    05/27/2019 8:39:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Forbes ^ | May 27, 2019 | Bill Whalen
    America doesn’t lack for superhero movies in the summer of 2019: an X-Men sequel will premiere a few days from now, followed in July by another Spiderman instalment. But what of the Democrats’ search for a superhero of their own? May I suggest: Aquaman? Here’s why the submariner seems appropriate (other than the film’s preachy environmentalism): remove former Vice President Joe Biden and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg from this Quinnipiac Poll of 2020 Democratic candidates and what one discovers is a field that’s “underwater” (higher negatives than positives). Biden’s numbers: 49% favorable; 39% negative. His rivals for the nomination:...
  • Trump believes the Democratic race is down to simply Bernie, Biden, Beto and Buttigieg

    05/23/2019 7:02:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    Infosurhoy ^ | May 23, 2019 | Denis Bedoya
    Donald Trump singled out four of his challengers for ridicule on Tuesday, mocking Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Beto O’Rourke and Bernie Sanders and predicting one of them will win the 2020 Democratic nomination. ‘Boy, you got some beauties there!’ he said during a speech in Louisiana about energy infrastructure. ‘Three hundred and fifty million people and that’s the best we can do?’ ‘It’s going to be one of these people,’ he said. So far 23 different Democratic White House hopefuls have declared their candidacies. He poked fun at O’Rourke for quickly losing what a month ago looked like juggernaut momentum....
  • Rep. Al Green fears Trump 'will get re-elected' if he's not impeached

    05/07/2019 9:26:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 7, 2019 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, one of the first lawmakers who called for President Trump's impeachment, expressed his fears on Saturday that if Democrats don't pursue his ousting, Trump "will get re-elected." Green was asked on MSNBC about how unpopular impeachment was among voters. MSNBC correspondent Phillip Mena pressed him with recent polling numbers from Quinnipiac showing 66 percent of voters were against impeachment -- including 38 percent of Democrats and 70 percent of independents. "Are you concerned that impeachment talk may actually help the president's re-election?" Mena asked. "I'm concerned that if we don't impeach the president, he will get...
  • Cruz: House 'fully intends' to impeach Trump

    03/25/2019 1:22:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 24, 2019 | Zack Budryk
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said Sunday the Democratic House majority is determined to impeach President Trump, regardless of the findings in special counsel Robert Mueller’s now-concluded investigation into Russian election meddling. Lamenting what he called “extremism” on the part of the Democrats, Cruz cited remarks by House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) in an earlier segment on CNN's "State of the Union" that the House’s mandate goes beyond investigating crimes. Cruz added that the House "doesn't care about the basis" for impeachment. When asked by CNN’s Dana Bash whether he agreed with Trump’s frequent characterization of Mueller’s investigation as a...
  • 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,...
  • Trump says Barbara Bush 'should be' nasty to him: 'Look what I did to her sons'

    04/05/2019 9:59:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | April 5, 2019 | Nick Neville
    President Donald Trump suggested in a new interview that former first lady Barbara Bush had a right to be "nasty" to him after his long-running criticisms of her sons. "I have heard that she was nasty to me, but she should be. Look what I did to her sons," Trump told The Washington Times in an Oval Office interview Thursday. Trump was responding to anecdotes in a new biography of Barbara Bush by Susan Page, who writes that at the time of her death, the former first lady no longer considered herself a Republican due to Trump's rise. During the...
  • 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...
  • Jeb Bush calls on Republicans to challenge Trump in 2020 – live

    03/15/2019 11:28:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 99 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | March 15, 2019 | Erin Durkin in New York
    Jeb Bush calls on Republicans to challenge Trump Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush says Donald Trump should face a Republican primary challenge in 2020. Bush, who ran for president in 2016, told CNN the party “ought to be a given a choice.” “I think someone should run. Just because Republicans ought to be given a choice,” he said. “To have a conversation about what it is to be a conservative I think is important...And our country needs to have competing ideologies that people -- that are dynamic, that focus on the world we’re in and the world we’re moving towards...
  • 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...
  • Why Donald Trump could win again, by Dave Eggers

    03/02/2019 12:34:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | March 2, 2019 | Dave Eggers
    The president’s El Paso rally should have been a tricky affair, with the wall, the shutdown, a counter-rally by local Democrat star Beto O’Rourke. But it was a night of wild surprises At the end of Trump rallies, order breaks down and people are tired. To those seeking to shock, injure, annoy or make a point, it’s go time. In El Paso, on the US’s southern border, at Trump’s first campaign-style rally of 2019, two people unfurled the flag of the Soviet Union. This happened inside the El Paso County Coliseum. I was outside in the parking lot, with about...
  • Beto, Biden and Bernie running neck-and-neck with Trump in 2020 Texas trial heats

    02/28/2019 4:29:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Austin American-Statesman ^ | February 28, 2019 | Jonathan Tilove
    In the latest sign that Texas can no longer be counted a reliably red state, former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke of El Paso, former Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont are running neck-and-neck with President Donald Trump in trial 2020 presidential matchups in the state, according to results of a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday. Former San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro and two other Democrats who have announced their candidacies for president — U.S. Sens. Kamala Harris of California and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts — lag a little behind Trump in the very early test...
  • 'Dirtbags' on notice after police officers shot in Houston

    01/29/2019 8:01:20 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 46 replies
    ABC News (Houston KTRK) ^ | 01/29/2019 | staff
    The president of the Houston Police Officers' Union isn't mincing words after four officers were shot and one was injured while serving a narcotics warrant on the city's southeast side. During a press conference early Monday evening outside Memorial Hermann Hospital, Joe Gamaldi put anyone caught stirring anti-law enforcement rhetoric in the community on notice. "We are sick and tired of having targets on our back," Gamaldi said. "We are sick and tired of having dirtbags trying to take our lives when all we're trying to do is protect this community and protect our families."
  • Invitation to attend filming; Homeschool appearance schedule

    12/31/2018 6:06:51 AM PST · by LS · 4 replies
    self | 12/31/2018 | LS
    FOR THOSE IN ARIZONA: I invite you to come out on January 14-16 to the filming of 15 live "lessons" in U.S. history as I teach "A Patriot's History of the United States" from Columbus to Reconstruction for the March launch of my new website, "The Wild World of History." We need 8-10 "students" in each "class." Each session will last about 1 hour. You are welcome to attend one, or all with your children/students, or just for fun. The sessions will begin about 8:30 a.m, then about 9:30, 10:30, break for lunch, 1:00 and 2:00. We do not have...
  • Jeb Bush Calls George H.W. Bush the 'Greatest Human' as Obama, Trump & More Mourn His Death

    12/07/2018 10:20:13 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    People Magazine ^ | December 1, 2018 | Maria Pasquini
    Following the death of George H.W. Bush, who passed away on Friday at the age of 94, many politicians and his children shared heartfelt tributes to the late 41st president of the United States. “I already miss the greatest human being that I will ever know,” former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush wrote on Twitter Saturday morning. “Love you Dad!” Mere moments after his father’s death was announced, former President George W. Bush also shared a heartwarming tribute to his father and to his parents’ love on Instagram....
  • Despite bitter family rivalry, Bush wanted Trump at his funeral

    12/02/2018 9:24:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Politico ^ | December 1, 2018 | DANIEL LIPPMAN
    When President Donald Trump didn’t attend Barbara Bush’s funeral earlier this year, it stoked chatter about a rivalry between the two powerful families who have a history of sniping at each other. The former first lady criticized Trump during the 2016 campaign for saying “terrible things” about women and the military, and was long displeased with Trump’s insults toward her husband and sons. But many of the family’s confidants said Saturday former President George H.W. Bush wished to put that all aside when it came to Trump attending his funeral. “If anybody at anytime knew anything about the 41st president...
  • 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....
  • 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,...
  • 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...