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  • Kobach calls Trump's stance on election results 'reasonable' (KS Sec'y of State)

    10/20/2016 4:52:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Daily Progress ^ | October 20, 2016 | John Hanna, Associated Press Political Writer
    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' top election official said Thursday that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump was justified in refusing to promise now that he'll accept the election results, even as the state party chief and a GOP senator on the ballot urged candidates to do so. Secretary of State Kris Kobach called criticism of Trump over his refusal during Wednesday night's presidential debate to commit to accepting the results "rather amusing." He said no candidate should concede if the race is close and there are questions about the count, citing the 2000 contest in Florida, decided by fewer than...
  • On “Accepting Election Results” (Has the media forgotten Al Gore?)

    10/20/2016 2:44:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Powerline Blog ^ | October 19, 2016 | John Hinderaker
    I said I wouldn’t comment on tonight’s debate until tomorrow, when I host the third hour of Laura Ingraham’s radio show. But I can’t resist, having seen how the liberal press is trying to spin what, by any objective standard, was a pretty good night for Donald Trump. It’s all about Trump’s refusal to commit to “accepting the result of the election” should he lose: Horrifying! Trump “upends a basic pillar of American democracy” by saying he will wait and see what happens on election day, because of his concern about voter fraud. But wait! Who was the last candidate...
  • Outrage or Genius? Trump Refuses to Accept Results of Election in Third Debate

    10/20/2016 1:08:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 19, 2016 | Roger L. Simon
    Donald Trump is more similar to the Founders of our country than anyone who has run for the presidency in my lifetime. What?! What?! Didn't Trump just jump an entire school of sharks in the third debate, saying he didn't know if he would accept the outcome of the election. Isn't he finished? Are you out of your bloody mind, Simon? Okay, maybe, it wouldn't be the first time... but hear me out. Put briefly: If Donald Trump believes—as many of us do—that the FBI is corrupt, the Justice Department is corrupt, the other party is hiring violent paid thugs...
  • Undercover video reveals Democratic operatives’ efforts to incite violence at Trump rallies

    10/20/2016 12:53:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    New Boston Post ^ | October 19, 2016 | Evan Lips
    Project Veritas, the undercover journalism group famous for producing secretly-recorded videos that have exposed organizations like ACORN and Planned Parenthood, has made its presence known once again with the release of footage showing a Democratic operative explaining how the party has been behind efforts to foment violence at the rallies of Republican Donald Trump. The video of Scott Foval, national field director for the nonprofit Americans United for Change, explaining how Democratic operatives work to provoke and incite attendees at Trump rallies has already cost him his position. “I mean, honestly, it’s not hard to get some of these a–holes...
  • Hutchinson: Trump can still win despite poll numbers that aren't favorable

    10/20/2016 11:26:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | October 20, 2016 | Emma Pettit
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  • Rasmussen delivers post-debate poll triumph for Trump

    10/20/2016 8:29:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | October 20, 2016 | Bob Unruh
    Whatever impact the third and final presidential debate of the 2016 election season may have still is to come, but the day after the event, Rasmussen had GOP candidate Donald Trump up by three points in its polling. “The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online White House Watch survey finds Trump with 43 percent support among Likely U.S. Voters to Clinton’s 40 percent,” the report said on Thursday. “Six percent still prefer Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson, and three percent favor Green Party nominee Jill Stein. Another three percent like some other candidate, and six percent are undecided.” The same...
  • Donald Trump Holding Rally In Newtown Friday (Pennsylvania)

    10/19/2016 9:59:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    Patch ^ | October 20, 2016 | Kara Seymour
    Donald Trump, the Republican candidate for president, will be holding a rally at the Newtown Athletic Club Friday. The event was announced on the campaign's website. The rally will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Newtown Athletic Club Sports Training Center. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. The NAC Sports Training Center is located at 120 Pheasant Run, Newtown. NAC owner Jim Worthington has been a vocal supporter of Trump and was elected as a delegate for the Republican National Convention in July. The rally in Newtown is one of two events scheduled in Pennsylvania Friday. The Republican candidate will be...
  • Donald Trump Calls Hillary Clinton a 'Nasty Woman' During Debate

    10/19/2016 8:39:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 19, 2016 | Julia Jacobo
    Donald Trump called Hillary Clinton a "nasty woman" during the last presidential debate. The two presidential candidates were discussing their plans for when programs like social security and Medicare run out, with Clinton emphasizing, "We need to put more more money into the social security trust fund." "That's part of my commitment to raise taxes on the wealthy," Clinton said. "My social security payroll contribution will go up, as will Donald's, assuming he can't figure out how to get out of it." "Such a nasty woman," Trump uttered, interrupting Clinton as she repeated that it's necessary to "replenish the social...
  • Notes from debate: Woman goes nuts with peanut-butter smear

    10/19/2016 6:40:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | October 19, 2016
    A Wisconsin woman is giving a whole new meaning to “political smear campaign.” Christina Ferguson, 32, a Hillary Clinton supporter, was arrested Monday night and charged with disorderly conduct after allegedly smearing peanut butter on approximately 30 vehicles parked outside what she thought was a Donald Trump rally. After bursting in – a “family-size jar of low-sodium, creamy natural Jif” in hand – Ferguson began yelling that she hated Donald Trump. When she was booted from the building, the passionate partisan proceeded to spread peanut butter on vehicles in the parking lot. But those cars had nothing to do with...
  • Clinton vs. Trump Poll: Who’s winning the presidential debate tonight so far?

    10/19/2016 6:16:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 188 replies
    The Oxford Eagle ^ | October 19, 2016 | Staff and The Associated Press
    Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are preparing to face off on the debate stage for the final time in the final presidential debate of 2016. During the debate take our poll here and tell us who is winning the debate tonight so far. After the debate our poll will continue to collect final Clinton vs. Trump final debate 2016 results. We will also have final presidential debate live updates here throughout so bookmark this page and stick around for debate results. Who is winning the presidential debate tonight? Hillary Clinton Donald Trump
  • The perils of polling in a Brexit and Donald Trump world

    10/19/2016 6:04:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Tech Crunch ^ | October 19, 2016 | Michael Li and Raymond Perkins
    Over the last decade we’ve witnessed big data tackle issues such as crime, health care, climate change, and even how to select a movie. So, with the availability of ever-growing collections of political data, more sophisticated statistical analysis techniques, and the ubiquitous presence of social media, it is tempting to think that big data should be able to give us a completely accurate prediction of major votes likes Brexit or the American presidential election. After all, statistical error decreases with sample size, so with unbounded data at our fingertips, it’s easy to imagine that measurement error will also vanish. Indeed,...
  • Trump sign, U.S. flag set on fire on family’s lawn: ‘We could have died’ (Virginia)

    10/19/2016 1:44:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 18, 2016 | Jessica Chasmar
    Police in Fredericksburg, Virginia, are searching for the person responsible for setting fire to a pro-Donald Trump display that sat just a few feet from a row of townhouses. Police said an officer patrolling the Riverside Manor neighborhood noticed the display on fire about 2 a.m. Monday, a local ABC News affiliate reported. The fire reportedly destroyed a large Donald Trump sign, a Rep. Rob Wittman sign, an American flag and a bale of hay that the flags were attached to. The owners of the display were grateful the officer saw the fire when he did. “If it wasn’t for...
  • White evangelicals stand with Donald Trump, surveys say

    10/19/2016 1:30:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Tennessean | October 19, 2016 | Holly Meyer
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  • SUNY professor says Trump win at least 87 percent certain; other polls 'bunk'

    10/19/2016 1:15:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Post-Standard ^ | October 19, 2016 | Kevin Tampone
    Stony Brook, N.Y. — A SUNY professor continues to project Donald Trump as the likely winner of this year's election and he's critiquing polls that predict the opposite in a new opinion piece. Helmut Norpoth has been predicting a Trump victory since early this year. His model currently projects a win for the Republican with a certainty of 87 to 99 percent. Norpoth is a professor at Stony Brook University on Long Island. That flies in the face of just about every other major election forecast out there, which mostly give an edge to Democrat Hillary Clinton, notes the Daily...
  • Trump ‘really, really thinks he’s going to win’

    10/19/2016 12:42:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Hill's Briefing Room Blog ^ | October 19, 2016 | Mallory Shelbourne
    Donald Trump thinks he’s going to win the White House, despite polls that show him badly trailing Hillary Clinton, his campaign CEO said in an interview published Wednesday. "Right now he really, really thinks he's going to win,” Trump campaign CEO Steve Bannon said in an interview with CNN. Bannon, the former executive chairman of Breitbart News, said media outlets are failing to see “the amount of anger that's out there.” National and battleground state polls show Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, is faltering. Clinton, the Democratic nominee, is leading Trump by 6.6 points in the RealClearPolitics average of polls....
  • Peter Thiel ‘not a gay man’ for supporting Donald Trump: LGBT magazine

    10/19/2016 12:02:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 19, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    Peter Thiel may be attracted to men, but a prominent LGBT magazine says he’s “not a gay man” because he supports Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. In a rambling article for The Advocate, Connecticut College history professor Jim Downs posits that there is more to being gay “than just having sex with someone of the same gender.” Mr. Downs argues the Silicon Valley billionaire reaffirmed his personal “sexual choices” by supporting Mr. Trump, but separated himself from the broader “gay identity” rooted in class struggle against oppression. “By the logic of gay liberation, Thiel is an example of a man...
  • Guess Who Paid to Injure Cops

    10/19/2016 11:00:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Second City Cop ^ | October 18, 2016
    Yes, the democrats. Specifically the husband of communist plant and Alinsky-ite representative Jan Schakowsky: •Democrats have used trained provocateurs to instigate violence at Republican events nationwide throughout the 2016 election cycle, including at several Donald Trump rallies, using a tactic called “bird-dogging,” according to a new video investigation released Monday by James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas. The goal of “bird-dogging”: to create a sense of “anarchy” around Donald Trump that would undermine his political support. Often, the tactic uses the most vulnerable people — including the elderly and disabled — to maximize shock value. O’Keefe’s extensive video investigation reveals that the...
  • Why I Fear America Could Enslave Black People Again

    10/19/2016 9:12:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 103 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | October 18, 2016 | Tavis Smiley
    Donald Trump’s ‘Make America great again’ slogan and this Republican Congress's actions raise unanswered questions Recently I appeared at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Penn., for a talk entitled “Making America As Good As Its Promise.” So you don’t confuse the theme of my talk with the slogan of a particular presidential campaign, let me delineate the difference. When I hear Donald Trump suggest that he wants to “make America great again,” it always triggers the same three questions in my head. One: How is Trump defining “greatness”? I’m not sure he and I share an understanding of what makes a...
  • U.K. Bookmakers See Surge of Bets on a Donald Trump Victory—Just Like Brexit

    10/19/2016 8:58:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | October 19, 2016 | Suyin Haynes
    65% of all bets on the market have backed Trump to win the U.S. presidential election Donald Trump’s odds to win the U.S. presidential election may not match that of bookmaker’s favorite Hillary Clinton, but a late surge of bets have been placed on the Republican candidate ahead of the final presidential debate on Wednesday. British-based bookmakers William Hill have launched their list of bets for the final debate, with Clinton placed at 1-3 to win the final televised showdown and Trump at 9-4. Overall, Clinton remains the hot favorite to win the presidency, whereas Trump now has a 20%...
  • On Harvard’s Campus, Supporters for Trump are Scarce but Resolute

    10/18/2016 9:15:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Harvard Crimson ^ | October 19, 2016 | Derek G. Xiao
    Being a Republican at Harvard has historically been difficult, but supporting Donald J. Trump may give a whole new meaning to the phrase “the elephant in the room.” As the populist appeal of the Republican presidential nominee burned its way through the nation this past year, some students in the ivory tower at Harvard have felt the heat of his message, too. Just don’t expect them to walk around wearing “Make America Great Again” hats. Surrounded mostly by liberal-minded peers and abandoned politically by the Harvard Republican Club, which took the unprecedented step of publicly denouncing its own Party’s standard-bearer...
  • Campaign trail: Spy center backs off Trump sign ban

    10/18/2016 8:23:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    C-Ville Weekly ^ | October 18, 2016 | Lisa Provence
    Mike Sienda already felt aggrieved when his boss at the National Ground Intelligence Center’s Rivanna Station told him in early September to not show up on grounds with his giant Trump-Pence signs on the side of his box truck. When he was told he couldn’t park on the federal property with a smaller Trump 2016: Make America Great Again sign in the back window of his Jeep, Sienda contacted the Rutherford Institute, a local civil rights org. And within two days of its attorneys writing NGIC October 12, he was told, uh, never mind, the smaller sign is just fine....
  • Donald Trump sign torched, lawn vandalized in Bloomington, Minn.

    10/18/2016 8:04:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    KMSP-TV ^ | October 18, 2016 | Courtney Godfrey
    BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (KMSP) - An act of democracy was met with an act of crime in Bloomington, Minnesota. The vandals were right on busy Normandale Boulevard when they torched the big Donald Trump sign on Lorri Kreuscher’s lawn. "It was Saturday night, probably 9 p.m., and someone came to our door and said, ‘Do you know your sign is on fire?’” Kreuscher said. The Trump sign was decorated with women's bras and lit on fire. It happened only a few feet from where vandals hit 3 weeks earlier, using road salt to kill the grass and spell out her candidate’s...
  • US Elections: Trump Leads Clinton Nationwide, According to Poll That Called 2012

    10/18/2016 5:51:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | October 19, 2016
    While most national polls project Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton winning the presidential election in a landslide victory, one prominent survey shows Republican rival Donald Trump narrowly ahead.In light of multiple sexual assault allegations being leveled against the billionaire, Trump has suffered in national polling. The national average shows Clinton leading by seven points, and Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight puts her odds of winning at a staggering 87.6 percent. But the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times "Daybreak" poll paints a different outcome. Tracking the opinions of roughly 3,000 eligible voters, the results are updated each day. As of Tuesday, the poll gives Trump...
  • Bewildered cousin says accuser GUSHED over Trump for a decade, suddenly comes out with sex story

    10/18/2016 3:43:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | October 15, 2016 | Frieda Powers
    The cousin of one of the women who has accused Donald Trump of sexual assault questioned her story as an attempt to get back on television. Trump’s campaign released a statement on Friday from John Barry to rebut allegations by his cousin Summer Zervos, a former Apprentice contestant who claimed Trump made unwanted sexual advances toward her. “I am completely shocked and bewildered by my cousin, Summer Zervos, and her press conference today,” Barry said in the statement. “Ever since she was on The Apprentice she has had nothing but glowing things to say about Mr. Trump. For almost a...
  • Most election pollsters aren't really in it for the money

    10/18/2016 3:37:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    CNBC's The Big Crunch ^ | October 18, 2016 | Mark Fahey and Eric Chemi
    *Most election polls are loss leaders, designed for marketing. *Brand recognition is often the main goal, not accuracy. *The real money is giving advice to campaigns. Every day in this election cycle it seems like there are new polls about the presidential race, and it seems like somebody must be making a lot of money from all that data collection. But here's the thing: Most of these polls were never meant to make money. They are just marketing and brand placement to help sell something else. Even the biggest firms, like Gallup, give away political polls to promote the commercial...
  • NBC Insider: “Trump was leading in the polls, so the tape was leaked to derail his bid”

    10/18/2016 3:21:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Jammie Wearing Fools ^ | October 17, 2016
    Gee, a network news outlet conspiring to destroy a GOP candidate? Imagine that. NBC execs are rumored to have leaked the despicable Donald Trump “grab ’em by the p - - - y” tape to the Washington Post in a bid to influence the presidential race, sources tell Page Six. But NBC News is also holding back a potentially damaging tape of Hillary Clinton. Bill Clinton’s rape accuser, Juanita Broaddrick, claimed during a 1999 “Dateline” interview that Bill allegedly forcibly had sex with her while he was governor of Arkansas. Broaddrick then described how she was at an event weeks after the alleged rape,...
  • As WikiLeaks Access to Internet is Severed, New Clinton Email Bombshell Emerges

    10/18/2016 3:05:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Wall Street On Parade ^ | October 17, 2016 | Pam Martens and Russ Martens
    (TWEET-AT-LINK)According to the above statement from the WikiLeaks Twitter account, a state party has intentionally cut off access to the Internet for Julian Assange, the founder and Editor-in-Chief of WikiLeaks. This happened after the ninth consecutive day of releases of emails from the hacked account of John Podesta, the chair of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign committee. It also comes on the heels of a potentially serious campaign finance problem for the Hillary for America committee, the primary fundraising vehicle for Clinton, according to an email released by WikiLeaks just yesterday. This would be the second time in less than six...
  • Presidential Horse Race 2016: Why Donald Trump will prevail in the only poll that matters

    10/18/2016 1:58:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Richard Viguerie's Conservative HQ ^ | October 17, 2016 | Jeffrey A. Rendall
    As we rush towards the finish line in the 2016 presidential horse race, there’s little doubt the polls have been unkind to Donald Trump of late. As of Sunday the Real Clear Politics average showed Hillary Clinton with a five and half point lead. Despite the size and permanence of Clinton’s surpluses across the various polls, one survey has consistently bucked the trend throughout the entire race. The LA Times/USC poll currently puts Trump ahead by one point Trump Wikileaks coveragebut has stubbornly maintained that the Republican nominee was leading by bigger margins over the course of months. Needless to...
  • Controversial Republican Mike Roman to run Donald Trump's 'election protection'

    10/18/2016 1:30:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | October 18, 2016 | Ben Jacobs in Washington
    Donald Trump’s “election protection” effort will be run by Mike Roman, a Republican operative best known for promoting a video of apparent voter intimidation by the New Black Panthers outside a polling place in 2008. Roman is to oversee poll-watching efforts as Trump undertakes an unprecedented effort by a major party nominee by calling into question the legitimacy of the popular vote weeks before election day. The Republican nominee has insisted, without evidence, that dead people and undocumented immigrants are voting in the United States. Trump has long claimed that the 2016 election is rigged but has amplified his claims...
  • Rigged-election claims lead Black Panther to call Trump 'the devil'

    10/18/2016 12:59:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Philly Voice ^ | October 17, 2016 | Brian Hickey
    Along the cul-de-sac outside Guild House West on Monday afternoon, a Philadelphia Corporation for the Aging worker loaded meals onto a hand truck. She would soon wheel it inside a Fairmount Avenue apartment building that several hundred seniors call home. The sun was shining brightly, the birds were chirping happily and, before lunch was served, a handful of residents in the affordable rental-housing community chatted in a cafeteria that will double as a polling place in three weeks. There was talk of a resident who recently passed away (meaning there’s a vacancy), but there was zero chatter about a “Voter...
  • Trump Leads Clinton In Photobooth Poll; Face Place Operators Are Big Winners As Debate Approaches

    10/18/2016 10:55:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Vending Times ^ | October 17, 2016 | Nick Montano
    GREENVALE, NY -- During the weekend leading up to the second presidential debate on Oct. 9, Donald J. Trump was ahead of Hillary Clinton by six points, according to polling at Face Place photobooths. While these results might be counter to most news media polls, which show the Democrat ahead of her Republican rival, Apple Industries, the manufacturer of Face Place, says Clinton is now closing the gap. Photobooths enabled with the election option (free to operators) offer patrons a choice of having their visages composited with their choice of major-party candidates for president in this year's race. The informal...
  • Opinion: Donald Trump would help working women more than Hillary Clinton would

    10/18/2016 10:26:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Market Watch ^ | October 18, 2016 | Diana Furchtgott-Roth
    Women have always voted for Democratic Party candidates in greater numbers than men have, and in recent weeks Donald Trump is losing women by a wider margin because of sexual-assault allegations. But the Republican nominee for president would actually help women more than Hillary Clinton would. Here’s how: The top tax rate currently is 39.6%. The top effective rate is closer to 45% because limits on deductions add 1.2 percentage points, and the Affordable Care Act adds an extra 3.8 percentage points. Clinton has proposed an additional 4 percentage points, bringing the top federal rate to 49%. With state taxes,...
  • Italy's prime minister just heavily insinuated he doesn’t want Trump to be president

    10/18/2016 10:14:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Week ^ | October 18, 2016 | Becca Stanek
    Donald Trump got a shout-out of sorts from Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi during the Italian leader's visit to the White House on Tuesday. At an arrival ceremony on the White House's South Lawn alongside President Obama, Renzi took an indirect jab at the Republican presidential nominee, saying he hoped America's next president would be as inclusive and tolerant as Obama has been. "My personal opinion is that the name of future has to be freedom. The name of the future has to be education not intolerance, sustainability not distraction, trust not hate, bridge[s] not walls," Renzi said. Renzi followed...
  • Hillary Clinton’s email problems just came roaring back

    10/17/2016 8:57:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | October 17, 2016 | Chris Cillizza
    For the past few months, Hillary Clinton's decision to exclusively use a private email server while at the State Department has receded as a campaign issue as Donald Trump's comments about women have come to dominate the daily chatter about the 2016 race. On Monday, however, the various issues associated with Clinton's email setup came roaring back. According to emails released by the FBI, Undersecretary of State Patrick Kennedy asked the FBI to ease up on classification decisions in exchange for allowing more FBI agents in countries where they were not permitted to go. The words "quid pro quo" were...
  • Why Trump Could Still Pull Off a Surprise

    10/17/2016 8:44:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | October 16, 2016 | Matthew Goodwin
    You Americans should learn the lesson of the Brexit shocker, and the stunning success of right-wing populists in Austria and France. LONDON—Don’t underestimate the power of nativist populism. That’s the harsh lesson we in Britain learned less than four months ago, when Brexit blew up in our faces and confounded nearly every prediction. It’s one the Austrians and French are learning even now, as they keep counting out (then are forced to count back in) right-wing populist backlashes to the establishment. And it’s the lesson that American pundits who are already predicting a comfortable victory for Hillary Clinton over the...
  • US election: Media is burying new details on Hillary Clinton’s record

    10/17/2016 8:25:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Australian Business Review ^ | October 18, 2016 | Kimberley A. Strassel, The Wall Street Journal
    If average voters turned on the TV for five minutes this week, chances are they know that Donald Trump made lewd remarks a decade ago and now stands accused of groping women. But even if average voters had the TV on 24/7, they still probably haven’t heard the news about Hillary Clinton: That the nation now has proof of pretty much everything she has been accused of. It comes from hacked emails dumped by WikiLeaks, documents released under the Freedom of Information Act, and accounts from FBI insiders. The media has almost uniformly ignored the flurry of bombshells, preferring to...
  • 'Wall' of taco trucks being erected at Trump hotel

    10/17/2016 7:32:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Hill's In The Know Blog ^ | October 17, 2016 | Caitlin Yilek
    A "wall" of taco trucks will be erected outside the Trump International Las Vegas hotel before the final presidential debate there on Wednesday night. The Culinary Union, an adversary of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, is going to “build” a wall of taco trucks at the hotel, according to BuzzFeed News. Trump’s hotel is located just a few miles from the site of the debate at University of Nevada, Las Vegas. “We’re reminding Mr. Trump that immigrant workers here and across the country will be watching the debate and voting in November,” Yvanna Cancela, political director for the union, said....
  • The Case for Trump

    10/17/2016 7:09:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The National Review ^ | October 17, 2016 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Conservatives should vote for the Republican nominee. Donald Trump needs a unified Republican party in the homestretch if he is to have any chance left of catching Hillary Clinton — along with winning higher percentages of the college-educated and women than currently support him. But even before the latest revelations from an eleven-year-old Access Hollywood tape, in which Trump crudely talked about women, he had long ago in the primaries gratuitously insulted his more moderate rivals and their supporters. He bragged about his lone-wolf candidacy and claimed that his polls were — and would be — always tremendous — contrary...
  • Preparations underway as thousands expected at Donald Trump rally (Tuesday in Colorado)

    10/17/2016 6:42:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    KKCO-TV ^ | October 17, 2016 | Carly Moore
    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) -- Donald Trump is making a campaign stop in Grand Junction on Tuesday and that means all hands on deck. Law enforcement is preparing and the secret service is in town as Trump will land at the Grand Junction Regional Airport to speak to the Western Slope community ahead of Wednesday's debate in Las Vegas. "We really hope the entire community shares out excitement and our passion,” said Kraig Andrews Chairman of the Republican Party. More than 7,000 people are already registered to attend the rally. "When you show up tomorrow there will be people telling...
  • Carville declares Trump campaign dead in fundraising email

    10/17/2016 6:23:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | October 17, 2016 | Lisa Hagen
    Democratic strategist James Carville on Monday declared GOP presidential nominee’s Donald Trump’s campaign “dead” as he urged voters to give money to support Democratic House candidates. In a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) fundraising email, Carville summed up Trump’s campaign in a seven-word “eulogy:” “It launched. It failed miserably. It died.” But he argued that Democrats’ job is far from done, encouraging supporters to open up their wallets and contribute to House candidates and match the funding from Republican donors. “Here’s the deal: Just because Trump’s dunzo doesn’t mean your job is over!” Carville wrote. “Oh heck no -- Democrats...
  • Trump will accept election results if no 'overwhelming evidence' of fraud, aide says

    10/17/2016 5:06:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    WMBB-TV ^ | October 17, 2016 | Daniella Diaz, CNN
    Donald Trump's campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said Monday that should the Republican presidential nominee lose he would accept the results of the election only if there was no "overwhelming evidence" of fraud. "Mr. Trump would, if there's absent overwhelming evidence of any kind of fraud or irregularities," Conway told CNN's Wolf Blitzer on the "Situation Room."She continued: "Yes, I know where this conversation is going in part, maybe not by you but by others, Wolf, who go by the same path, you know, will people be violent? Will they not accept the result? The only violence I saw the last...
  • The Left Is Undermining Confidence in Our Elections

    10/17/2016 4:48:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The National Review ^ | October 17, 2016 | Joanne W. Young
    Complaints that Trump has merely called for citizen monitors are remarkable. In a recent speech in Michigan, Donald Trump irked liberals by asking his supporters to monitor and observe the electoral process to “make sure it’s on the up and up.” He explained: You’ve been reading the same stories as I’ve been reading. So go to your [polling] place and vote, and then go pick some other place, and go sit there with your friends and make sure it’s on the up and up. Because know what? That’s a big, big problem in this country, and nobody wants to talk...
  • China’s Wild Ginseng Craze Has Spread All the Way to Appalachia

    10/17/2016 4:27:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Real Clear Life ^ | October 17, 2016
    The Far East’s Ginseng root is best known for its medicinal (and aphrodisiacal) qualities. The root, in its natural state, is wildly popular in Asia—but also in short supply. To sate this demand, a black market for wild ginseng has cropped in the most unlikely of places: Appalachia. Currently, the global market for wild ginseng is around $2 billion. Long a staple in China and Korea, the root is finding new popularity in Singapore and Malaysia now, too. Most ginseng is grown in factory-like settings on a mass scale. But wild ginseng is considered more potent and, thus, more expensive....
  • Trump Unqualified? We've Heard It All Before

    10/17/2016 3:54:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October 17, 2016 | Eliot Kaplan
    It’s not a new argument. What sensible person could support a Republican candidate for President with no foreign policy, economic or legislative experience? A candidate lacking the right background to keep the nation out of protracted wars or even nuclear confrontation. And the man is a mere entertainer to boot, known more for his television appearances than his policy positions! We all know, in hindsight, what a magnificent job was done by the last man they said these things about. Under President Reagan’s watch, Iran ended the hostage crisis without taking a payoff, the Cold War ceased without military confrontation,...
  • More than 1,000 early arrivals for Trump rally (Wisconsin)

    10/17/2016 3:17:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    USA Today | October 17, 2016 | USA Today Network
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  • Will Macomb County’s Reagan Democrats become Trump Democrats?

    10/17/2016 2:44:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Michigan Public Radio ^ | October 17, 2016 | Staff
    (AUDIO-AT-LINK)Indiana Governor Mike Pence brings the campaign spotlight to Macomb County tonight. He'll be speaking at the Lincoln Day dinner in Shelby Township. Organizers say it’s the largest crowd in recent memory for the Lincoln Day dinner, and it’s proof that Macomb County is still fertile ground for the GOP message. Today, Chad Selweski joined us to discuss the political history of Macomb County. He's a former longtime political reporter for the Macomb Daily, now a freelance writer and publisher of the blog Politically Speaking. Macomb County has a long history of conservatism, according to Selweski. In the 1980s, the...
  • Google searches for "How to vote for Trump" and "How to vote for Clinton" rise — unevenly

    10/17/2016 2:09:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Mic ^ | October 17, 2016 | Melanie Ehrenkranz
    U.S. Google Trends for "How to vote for Trump," "How to vote for Hillary" and "How to vote for Clinton" over the last 30 days show a spike in searches following the first and second presidential debates. Not surprising: People are fired up and want to know how to cast a vote! But the data show one disparity worth noting: "How to vote for Trump" usually ranks higher than "How to vote for Clinton" and "How to vote for Hillary." There could be a number of reasons why, but the trend brings up one important point: Trump doesn't have as...
  • Howard Stern: It would be a 'betrayal' to replay Trump interviews

    10/17/2016 1:58:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    USA Today | October 17, 2016 | Andrea Mandell
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  • Race in Ohio: tied or Trump edge?

    10/17/2016 1:35:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Journal-News ^ | October 17, 2016 | Laura A. Bischoff
    Democrat Hillary Clinton moved into the lead in three key swing states and is now tied 45-45 with Republican Donald Trump in Ohio, according to a new independent poll of likely voters from Quinnipiac University. A separate poll of likely voters released Monday by CNN shows Trump holding a 4-point lead over Clinton in Ohio, 48-44, which is just outside the margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points. The CNN poll of likely voters shows 4 percent backing Libertarian Gary Johnson and 2 percent voting for Green Party candidate Jill Stein. The CNN poll shows voters see...
  • The Elite "Have No Idea" - Society Is Near The Breaking Point

    10/17/2016 11:46:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 120 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | October 14, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    What I find most surprising today is that the insiders and the elite have no idea what is percolating just beneath the surface. Okay, maybe their arrogance actually produces its own fog, so it should not come as a surprise that they are blinded. They do not look at the calendar, which, if one really looks, says "1788" on it. Something is close. Very close. Society is near the breaking point. My own experience is that Hillary’s so-called Deplorables are actually the most reserved, most polite, and most honest demographic in the country. They are more informed, more self-reliant, and...