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  • 'White people to the back of the march' (Demonstrators urged black people not to vote for Hillary)

    07/27/2016 3:16:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | July 27, 2016 | Darren Boyle
    * Protesters at a Black Lives Matter demonstration demanded segregation * An organizer pointed at individual white people and ordered them to move * She said their positions in the crowd should be taken over by black people * The demonstrators urged black people not to vote for Hillary in November Black Lives Matter activists ordered white journalists and supporters to the back of their march outside the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Several videos of the protest have been posted on social media which show the female leader of the protest standing on the back of a truck while...
  • Poll: Trump Inching Up With Battleground-State Latinos

    07/27/2016 2:29:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | July 27, 2016 | Ethan Epstein
    Donald Trump has said, with characteristic braggadocio, that he will "win the Latino vote." Probably not. But if a new poll from Latino Decisions is to be trusted, the real estate magnate is doing better among Latinos than conventional wisdom would ever have thought possible. The poll of 800 registered Latino voters in 12 battleground states, which was released during a press conference a couple of miles from the site of the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday afternoon, found that Hillary Clinton takes 71 percent of Latino support, versus 24 percent who back Trump, and five percent who are undecided....
  • Vice President Joe Biden: ‘Moral’ Sanders Supporters ‘Can’t Vote for Trump’

    07/27/2016 1:04:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 27, 2016 | Suzan Clarke
    To so-called “Bernie-or-Bust” supporters who are adamant that they won’t vote for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, vice president Joe Biden said he’d offer the following message: “If you’re as moral and centered as you say you are, I know you can’t vote for Trump. I know.” Biden's comments came yesterday during an interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Clinton made history later that day as the first female major party nominee in the nation’s history when Bernie Sanders, her rival, threw his support behind her even as some of his supporters...
  • Shades of Cold War: DNC fabricated Russian hacker conspiracy to deflect blame for its email scandal

    07/27/2016 12:08:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Salon ^ | July 25, 2016 | Patrick Lawrence, foreign affairs columnist
    Leaked revelations of the DNC's latest misconduct bear a disturbing resemblance to Cold War red-baiting Now wait a minute, all you upper-case “D” Democrats. A flood light suddenly shines on your party apparatus, revealing its grossly corrupt machinations to fix the primary process and sink the Sanders campaign, and within a day you are on about the evil Russians having hacked into your computers to sabotage our elections — on behalf of Donald Trump, no less? Is this a joke? Are you kidding? Is nothing beneath your dignity? Is this how lowly you rate the intelligence of American voters? My...
  • Hundreds of Sanders supporters walk out after Clinton nominated

    07/27/2016 11:30:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Politico ^ | July 26, 2016 | Isaac Arnsdorf , Darren Samuelsohn, Katie Glueck and Edward-Isaac Dovere
    Demonstrators swarm the press tent with chants recalling Occupy Wall Street. More than a hundred Bernie Sanders supporters walked out of the Wells Fargo Center after Hillary Clinton won the roll call vote making her the Democratic nominee for president. The demonstration flouted the party's efforts to quell the revolt, even after Sanders himself moved to nominate Clinton by acclamation, and there were essentially no audible nays in the arena during the voice vote. . . Waving "Bernie or Bust" signs and wearing gags, Robin Hood hats and at least one Princess Leia costume, the demonstrators chanted "Walk out," "This...
  • Damning Emails Show Anti-Trump Protests Were Fueled by DNC

    07/27/2016 10:21:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | July 25, 2016 | Kyle Becker
    It’s not a revelation that the Democratic National Committee seeks to damage its perennial rival the Republican Party any chance it gets. But an email dump courtesy of Wikileaks reveals the DNC interfering in the Republican nomination process by fueling protests at Trump events. At multiple Trump events, the DNC coordinated with outside groups to protest the future Republican presidential nominee. Regarding a protest in San Francisco, DNC officials helped coordinate a Trump protest that resulted in blocked traffic. The Daily Caller reported: On April 29, a DNC press staffer, Rachel Palermo, alerted Eric Walker, deputy communications director, about a...
  • The Latest: Trump: Clinton shouldn't get security briefings

    07/27/2016 9:25:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    KHNL-TV ^ | July 27, 2016 | The Associated Press
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Latest on the Democratic National Convention (all times EDT): 11:55 a.m. Donald Trump says he has a "real problem" with Hillary Clinton's access to security briefings as a presidential nominee, saying she is "probably hacked." Speaking to reporters in Miami Wednesday, Trump suggested that Clinton is a security risk because she used a private email server while secretary of state. The FBI found that government secrets passed through the server in her home when she blended official and personal work. FBI Director Eric Holder said he did not charge Clinton because the probe found no intent...
  • US election: Obama tells Democrats to be scared of Trump

    07/27/2016 8:53:31 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Democrats should be "running scared" at the challenge posed by Donald Trump, President Obama has said. After launching his candidacy as an outsider last year, Mr Trump went on to overcome all rivals to clinch the Republican presidential nomination. Some polls have since indicated he is leading Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton in the presidential race. Asked by NBC News if Mr Trump could win, Mr Obama said: "I've seen all kinds of crazy stuff happen." "I think anybody who goes into campaigns not running scared can end up losing," he added. Obama's key quotes on Trump in NBC interview â—ľ"My...
  • DNC Hack: For The Love Of God, Don’t Talk About Common Core

    07/27/2016 7:58:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 26, 2016 | Blake Neff
    Leaked emails in the recent Democratic National Committee (DNC) Wikileaks hack reveal that DNC officials view Common Core as a political “third rail” and want party members to avoid talking about it. Well, sometimes, at least. The remarks were made by DNC deputy communications director Eric Walker while discussing a planned video that would denounced the GOP as hostile to teachers. Walker was highly critical of a part of the video that would mention Common Core, and said it had to go at all costs. “Common Core is a political third rail that we should not be touching at all....
  • Where the Race Stands -- Post-RNC Edition

    07/26/2016 11:46:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 26, 2016 | Sean Trende
    Back in the summer of 2015, when Donald Trump rode down the escalator in Trump Tower, the debate was not about whether he would win the Republican nomination, much less the presidency. It was about whether he would even file his papers. He did. The debate quickly coalesced around how many weeks he would last. Weeks turned into months, as he quickly took the lead in the polls. The debate then shifted to how soon he would become this cycle’s Herman Cain, who led in the polls briefly in 2011 before collapsing, followed by confident predictions about why his insensitive...
  • Bombshell DNC Emails Reveal Staffers Used Homophobic Slurs & WORSE!

    07/26/2016 9:38:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Radar Online ^ | July 26, 2016 | Staff
    Will Hillary Clinton's campaign be destroyed by her own party? The hits keep coming for Hillary Clinton. As the DNC email leaks continued this week, it was revealed that Democrat staffers used homophobic slurs and secretly funneled money for the presumptive nominee! Amid the thousands of private emails released by Wikileaks in the latest batch, was one that might be the most offensive yet. In a shocking exchange, DNC Finance Director Jordan Kaplan is shown playing favorites, assisting superdelegate Lucy Moog in getting an acquaintance’s daughter a job in politics. “Could you or someone from your staff meet with an...
  • Bernie Sanders Supporters Don’t Care if Russia Hacked DNC Email

    07/26/2016 9:09:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 26, 2016 | Tim Mak
    Die-hard Bernie Sanders supporters aren’t too concerned over whether or not Russia and Vladimir Putin leaked the DNC’s emails. PHILADELPHIA — Bernie Sanders’ most ardent supporters couldn’t care less about Vladimir Putin’s alleged role in the hack of Democratic National Committee emails that suggest the primary was rigged in favor of Hillary Clinton. They’re fuming over the content of the emails, but seem unconcerned about how they were released to the public—apparently through an insidious Russian information operation to influence the American elections. The revelations in the emails are a scandal, to be sure. But the broader scandal is that...
  • Black Lives Matter supporters march against Clinton: ‘Just hard to trust’

    07/26/2016 6:52:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 26, 2016 | S.A, Miller
    PHILADELPHIA — Hillary Clinton is using the Democratic National Convention to aggressively woo minority voters, whom she is relying on to put her over the top in November, and she enlisted President Obama to spearhead the effort with a keynote speech Wednesday. But the bid to reunite the coalition of black and Hispanic voters who were instrumental in Mr. Obama’s two White House wins ran into powerful headwinds Tuesday from the Black Lives Matter movement. Black protesters took to streets with calls to shut down the convention just as Mrs. Clinton received the nomination and made history as the first...
  • DNC 2016: Demonstrators demonstrate Dems have problems with Clinton candidacy | Mulshine

    07/26/2016 6:18:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Times of Trenton ^ | July 26, 2016 | Paul Mulshine
    PHILADELPHIA – I'll say this for Hillary Clinton. She certainly attracts a high-quality sort of protester. The people who showed up to protest Donald Trump last week in Cleveland were a self-centered bunch of attention-seekers. That chant that ended "five, six, seven, eight, America was never great!" was not intended to score political points with either side in this contest. But the Bernie Sanders supporters who showed up at the City of Brotherly Love have, coincidentally enough, shown a lot of brotherly love. Unlike in Cleveland, where the convention was held in a crowded downtown, this is being held in...
  • Trump edges ahead of Clinton in U.S. presidential race: Reuters/Ipsos poll

    07/26/2016 5:53:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 26, 2016 | Chris Kahn
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump posted a two-point lead over his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Tuesday, the first time he has been ahead since early May. Trump's gains came as he accepted his party's nomination to the Nov. 8 ballot at the four-day Republican National Convention in Cleveland last week, and as Clinton's nomination in Philadelphia this week was marred by party divisions and the resignation of a top party official. The July 22-26 poll found that 39 percent of likely voters supported Trump, 37 percent supported Clinton and 24 percent would...
  • Politics In The News: The Democratic Convention

    07/26/2016 5:20:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | July 25, 2016 | Morning Edition
    Cokie Roberts and the Washington Post's Robert Costa talk politics ahead of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Transcript. DAVID GREENE, HOST: And I'm David Greene in Philadelphia. And I'm with NPR national political correspondent Don Gonyea. And Don and I and many others from NPR are going to be covering the Democratic National Convention, which begins tonight, Don. But, I mean, there's already been news coming out all weekend. The activity has begun. DON GONYEA, BYLINE: Remember those sleepy summer weekends of your No more. GREENE: (Laughter). That's right. GONYEA: So on Friday, Hillary Clinton chose her running mate,...
  • BERNIE SANDERS DELEGATES SILENCED AGAIN – NOT GIVEN FORMS TO SUBMIT ALTERNATE VP

    07/26/2016 4:56:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Regated ^ | July 26, 2016 | Shane Ashton
    According to Jim Geraghty, the senior political correspondent for the National Review, the delegates who support Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders at the Democratic National Convention were not allowed to be given the correct forms which would have allowed them to nominate and vote for an alternate vice president.(TWEET-AT-LINK) As reported by the National Review, 88 percent of Sanders delegates do not like Clinton’s choice of Tim Kaine, former governor and current senator from Virginia. As covered by REGATED, Kaine holds many stances counter to progressive ideals. He has supported trade deals such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership as recently as Thursday,...
  • Donald Trump promises reform in speech to VFW in Charlotte

    07/26/2016 4:49:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    WTVD-TV ^ | July 26, 2016
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WTVD) -- Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump continued his swing through North Carolina on Tuesday with a speech to the VFW convention in Charlotte. Trump spoke about problems within the Veterans Administration, including the scandal of long waits and poor quality healthcare. "We're going to bring honesty back to government and that starts with the VA," Trump told the crowd....
  • The 4 Most Damaging Emails From the DNC WikiLeaks Dump

    07/26/2016 1:13:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 25, 2016 | Alana Abramson and Shushannah Walshe
    WikiLeaks leaked nearly 20,000 emails on Friday from top Democratic National Committee officials, exchanged from January 2015 through May 2016. Several emails released show that although the DNC was supposed to remain neutral during the primary contest, officials grew increasingly agitated with Bernie Sanders and his campaign, at some points even floating ideas about ways to undermine his candidacy. The source of the leak has not been revealed, though Hillary Clinton's campaign manager, Robby Mook, said on ABC News' "This Week With George Stephanopoulos" on Sunday that he believes the Russians were instrumental in it. "Experts are telling us that...
  • I am at the DNC in Philadelphia and I cannot find a single Hillary supporter

    07/25/2016 8:38:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    The Tab ^ | July 25, 2016 | Caroline Phinney
    Just seas and seas of Bernie or busters PHILADELPHIA — As I crawled into the back of my Uber this morning and asked to be driven to City Hall, my driver laughed. “You’re sure you don’t want to go further North instead?” she joked, “might be quicker to head uptown and then walk back.” Unamused and sweaty, I dismissed her comment and turned back to my phone to collect my thoughts before the long day. Moments later, the car jolted and I looked up to see that there were streams of people walking in front of and around us. There...
  • 'Lock her up': Sanders supporters adopt Trump's attack line on Clinton

    07/25/2016 8:13:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | July 25, 2016 | Adam Gabbatt and Dan Roberts in Philadelphia
    ‘We have got to defeat Donald Trump and elect Clinton,’ Sanders says – but protesters boo and express anger in Philadelphia over the leaked DNC emails Bernie Sanders supporters adopted one of Donald Trump’s attack lines against Hillary Clinton at the opening of the Democratic national convention on Monday, chanting “lock her up” at protests in downtown Philadelphia. Around 200 people were gathered at Philadelphia City Hall at noon, ahead of a planned march through the city. Most of the crowd were Sanders supporters, who voiced their anger at the leaked Democratic National Committee emails that showed behind-the-scenes support for...
  • Sarah Silverman just ripped into fellow Bernie Sanders supporters: ‘You’re being ridiculous!’

    07/25/2016 7:59:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | July 25, 2016 | Aaron Blake
    After a day full of tensions between Bernie Sanders supporters and the Democratic Party, the first few hours of the party's convention on Monday featured plenty of distractions, and things seemed to be moving forward. Then Sarah Silverman showed up. The comedian was a Sanders supporter in the primary, and she came to the stage with Clinton supporter and fellow "Saturday Night Live" alum, Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.). It was a good idea in theory: Two comedians trying to bring some levity to the situation and defuse it with humor. But feelings were still raw. Silverman argued for unity and...
  • Julian Assange: ‘No Proof Whatsoever’ Russians Are Behind DNC Hack

    07/25/2016 7:44:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    LawNewz ^ | July 25, 2016 | Rachel Stockman
    During an interview with NBC’s Richard Engel, Julian Assange said that “there is no proof whatsoever” that Russian intelligence sources are responsible for hacking thousands of Democratic National Committee emails. The emails were posted by WikiLeaks over the weekend. The FBI is investigating the hack. Three cybersecurity experts told the DNC that the emails were hacked by Russian intelligence. ‘There is no proof of that whatsoever. We have not disclosed our source, and of course, this is a diversion that’s being pushed by the Hillary Clinton campaign. That’s a meta-story. The real story is what these emails contain and they...
  • Leaked Emails Show DNC Staffers Keeping Close Eye on Tim Canova's Rise (Debbie's opponent)

    07/25/2016 3:43:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Miami New Times ^ | July 25, 2016 | Jerry Iannelli
    Update 8:30 a.m.: Tim Canova says he will file an election complaint against the DNC over the email leaks, which he contends show Debbie Wasserman Schultz breaking election rules. "Our lawyers are preparing a complaint against Wasserman Schultz that we will file with the FEC for her wrongful use of DNC resources in her campaign against me, based on the WikiLeaks disclosures," he says. Update 10:45 a.m.: It appears Debbie Wasserman Schultz personally asked staff to remove Tim Canova's name from a headline in a statement sent out after Bernie Sanders endorsed Canova. Original post: The fallout from the trove...
  • Priebus on DNC leak: 'The Russians didn't write the emails'

    07/25/2016 2:45:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Politico ^ | July 25, 2016 | Nick Gass
    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus wants to be clear who he blames for the massive leak of Democratic National Committee email correspondence that showed favoritism of Hillary Clinton at the expense of Bernie Sanders. While Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook has suggested that Russia is behind the DNC email publication by WikiLeaks, Priebus told radio host Hugh Hewitt on Monday that he does not know "if we can definitively say who has them and who’s taken them." "But the point is, the Russians didn’t write the emails and neither did whoever else. The WikiLeaks people didn’t write the emails,"...
  • Sanders Supporters On The March Against Clinton

    07/25/2016 1:56:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | July 25, 2016 | Morning Edition
    There's been a lot of talk about party unity at the Democratic National Convention, but many progressives who backed Bernie Sanders continue to have misgivings about Hillary Clinton. DAVID GREENE, HOST: And I'm David Greene in Philadelphia, where the Democratic National Convention begins tonight. And I'm alongside NPR's Don Gonyea, who has covered a convention or two. DON GONYEA, BYLINE: I have. (LAUGHTER) GREENE: It's been a little while, Don, since we saw parties having to really work to come together. We saw that in Cleveland last week and, safe to say, we're seeing that in Philadelphia....
  • CNN Woman Focus Group: Black Trump Voter Tells Hillary Voter If Hillary Were You, You'd Be In Jail

    07/25/2016 1:28:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 25, 2016 | Ian Schwartz
    CNN holds a focus group of with 6 women intending to vote in November. There were both undecided and decided voters in the mix. There was a confrontation between Donna, a black woman who is a Trump supporter, and another black woman who will be supporting Hillary Clinton. The pro-Trump black voter said "a lot of black people" voted for Obama because he was black and that has not worked out. "We as woman for years we've always had to get the blunt end of the stick and we have to suck it up sometimes," Donna, the black pro-Trump supporter...
  • Obama's brother plans to vote for Trump

    07/25/2016 12:39:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 25, 2016 | Duncan Miriri
    President Barack Obama's half-brother, Malik Obama, says he will vote for Republican nominee Donald Trump in the U.S. election in November because he likes the candidate and he is unhappy with his brother's leadership. Malik, who is in his 50s, told Reuters by phone from Obama's ancestral home of Kogelo in western Kenya that he supports Trump's policies, especially his focus on security. "He appeals to me and also I think that he is down to earth and he speaks from the heart and he is not trying to be politically correct. He's just straight-forward," he said....
  • Donald Trump to host Reddit AMA ("Ask Me Anything")

    07/25/2016 12:24:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    WTVR-TV ^ | July 25, 2016 | CNN Wire
    NEW YORK — Redditors will get a chance to ask Donald Trump anything they want on Wednesday evening. The Republican presidential candidate is scheduled to host a Reddit AMA (short for Ask Me Anything) session starting at 6:30 p.m. ET, his campaign announced Monday. The questions and answers will be posted on “The_Donald” subreddit, which has over 180,000 subscribers, instead of “IAmA,” where most high-profile AMAs are hosted. (Hillary Clinton’s subreddit page has about 21,000 subscribers.) Moderators of The_Donald subreddit celebrated the news with a post that called the candidate “our God Emperor, the Nimble Navigator, Mr. Donald J. Trump!”(continued)
  • Some Democratic Delegates Are “Terrified” After Trump Takes The Lead In Polls

    07/25/2016 11:37:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Buzz Feed News ^ | July 25, 2016 | Emma Loop and Talal Ansari from Philadelphia
    With two polls released Monday showing Trump ahead of Clinton, attendees of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia shared their thoughts on Trump’s “post-convention bump.” Last week’s Republican National Convention gave Donald Trump an edge over Hillary Clinton, according to a new CNN poll — and some Democratic delegates at the convention in Philadelphia said they are “terrified” and that the party needs to “do some serious thinking.” In a two-way national matchup — conducted over telephone with over 1,000 random adults — Trump polled at 48% to Clinton’s 45%. Another poll by Morning Consult released on Monday also showed...
  • Donald Trump's plan to win the week

    07/25/2016 10:51:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | July 25, 2016 | Jeremy Diamond
    Donald Trump isn't giving up the spotlight as Democrats meet in Philadelphia to formally make Hillary Clinton their presidential nominee. Trump will campaign with his vice presidential nominee, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, this week in the crucial battleground states of Virginia, North Carolina, Florida and Pennsylvania, where he'll host a town hall in Scranton on Wednesday. The four-state swing will mark the first time Trump and his vice presidential nominee campaign at each other's side since Trump called on the Indiana governor to join him on the Republican ticket just before the Republican National Convention last week. But while the...
  • Who will win the presidency? (Trump 56.7%, Hillary 43.3% chance)

    07/25/2016 10:12:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | July 25, 2016 | Nate Silver
    (DATA-AND-CHARTS-AT-LINK)
  • Rapid, low-temperature process adds weeks to milk's shelf life

    07/25/2016 3:41:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Purdue University Agricultural News ^ | July 19, 2016 | Brian Wallheimer
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - A rapid heating and cooling of milk significantly reduces the amount of harmful bacteria present, extending by several weeks the shelf life of one of the most common refrigerator staples in the world, according to a Purdue University study. Bruce Applegate, Purdue associate professor in the Department of Food Science, and collaborators from Purdue and the University of Tennessee published their findings in the journal SpringerPlus, where they show that increasing the temperature of milk by 10 degrees for less than a second eliminates more than 99 percent of the bacteria left behind after pasteurization. “It’s...
  • Donald Trump Team Woos Bernie Sanders Supporters at Democratic Convention

    07/25/2016 3:24:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | July 24, 2016 | Charlotte Alter
    And after the DNC email leak, some Sanders supporters might be angry enough to switch sides Good fun could be had by all at a carnival-themed event hosted by the Republican Party in Philadelphia Sunday. There were bean-bag throws, a prize wheel and even a jumbo-sized version of Connect Four. One problem: the games were rigged so that Hillary Clinton won every time. That’s because the Republican Party was targeting a new voter base: ultra-liberal Bernie Sanders supporters. Trump laid out his pitch to Sanders voters in his acceptance speech at the RNC in Cleveland last Thursday, and continued his...
  • Rendell says Clinton needs to 'reconnect' with frustrated voters

    07/25/2016 2:57:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | July 24, 2016 | Salena Zito
    PHILADELPHIA — Hillary Clinton's top two campaign strategists plan to cede no ground to Donald Trump in Pennsylvania. “He is not going to win this state,” Robby Mook, 36, said flatly in Clinton's cheerfully decorated but cramped Philadelphia headquarters on the eve of the Democratic National Convention. “The fundamental reason Donald Trump is going to lose this state is because he doesn't have answers,” Mook said. Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, the chair of the convention host committee, a longtime supporter of the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee and a tireless campaigner, concurs: “But this time, it is not going to...
  • Poll: Black Women Most Fearful Of Wrong Candidate Winning Presidency

    07/25/2016 2:08:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    News One for Black America ^ | July 24, 2016 | Nigel Roberts
    Most Americans believe there’s a lot at stake in the 2016 presidential election—but none more than Black women. According to a new poll reported in the Washington Post, nearly three-quarters of African-American women are “strongly” afraid of the consequences of their candidate losing the election. The Gallup poll found that 72 percent of Black women, who are by far Hillary Clinton supporters, fear a Donald Trump presidency. White women (at 56 percent) and Black men (at 55 percent) are a distant second and third, among those who strongly fear their candidate losing. What explains the high level of anxiety for...
  • Wikileaks DNC email dump reveals curious vetting process of Deray McKesson (Black Lives Matter)

    07/25/2016 1:36:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Daily Dot ^ | July 24, 2016 | April Siese
    Wikileaks's ongoing series meant to discredit Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton has certainly shaken up the party she's representing. The leak of nearly 20,000 DNC emails released on Friday brought to light improbable political tactics as well as called into question the Democrats' support of one of their own: Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who had been campaigning for the nomination until he endorsed Clinton at a joint rally July 12. One of the more surprising items to emerge from the DNC dump is political operatives' treatment of Black Lives Matter activist and former Baltimore mayoral candidate Deray McKesson. In an email...
  • RNC 2016: Donald Trump may be all over the map, but that's a good thing | Mulshine

    07/24/2016 6:56:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The South Jersey Times ^ | July 24, 2016 | Paul Mulshine
    At a meeting of the New Jersey delegation to the Republican Convention in Cleveland last week, Gov. Chris Christie said he expects to see Donald Trump make a real effort to win New Jersey this fall. "If he spends time and money he can be in play here because I don't think there is any great love here for Hillary Clinton," Christie said. "Given that he likes to sleep in his own bed at night, it's a quick trip over." Christie went on to say that Trump and campaign manager Paul Manafort have also said that Connecticut will be in...
  • New USDA rules eliminate junk food in schools

    07/24/2016 6:11:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    WLNE-TV ^ | July 21, 2016 | Rebecca Turco and ABC News
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Students might notice some changes in the cafeteria when they go back to school in a few weeks. The USDA will announce rules today that require schools to get rid of unhealthy snacks and eliminate students’ exposure to junk food, ABC News has exclusively learned. Rhode Island already complies, having phased in these healthy guidelines about seven years ago, before they were official rules. "We're proud of what we're doing in Rhode Island,” said Elliot Krieger, spokesman for the state Department of Education. “We've been a leading state on this and it's great that our students have...
  • Hillary Clinton Statement on the Resignation of DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz

    07/24/2016 5:57:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    HillaryClinton.com ^ | July 24, 2016
    Following today’s resignation of Debbie Wasserman Schultz from her role as Chair of the Democratic National Committee, Hillary Clinton issued the following statement: “I want to thank my longtime friend Debbie Wasserman Schultz for her leadership of the Democratic National Committee over the past five years. I am grateful to Debbie for getting the Democratic Party to this year’s historic convention in Philadelphia, and I know that this week’s events will be a success thanks to her hard work and leadership. There’s simply no one better at taking the fight to the Republicans than Debbie–which is why I am glad...
  • Michael Moore: ‘Trump is going to win the election’

    07/24/2016 5:39:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | July 24, 2016 | Adam Boult
    Michael Moore, the Oscar-winning documentary-maker known for films including Bowling For Columbine, Fahrenheit 9/11 and this year’s Where To Invade Next, has prompted consternation among his admirers this week by telling audiences he believes Donald Trump will beat Hillary Clinton to become president of the United States. Appearing on discussion show Real Time with Bill Maher on Wednesday, Moore elicited booing from the studio audience when he told the panel: “I’m sorry to be the buzzkill here so early on, but I think Trump is gonna win.”(continued)
  • USA: Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban Endorses Donald Trump

    07/24/2016 5:14:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Politicoscope ^ | July 24, 2016 | Editor
    Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Saturday became the first European leader to endorse U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump, calling him a “better option” for the bloc than his rival, Hillary Clinton. “I am not a Donald Trump campaigner. I never thought it would occur to me that of the available options, he would be the better one for Europe and for Hungary,” Orban said in an annual speech at a summer school in Baile Tusnad in Romania. The right-wing leader said he was swayed by security proposals Trump had made in his acceptance speech as the Republican Party’s presidential...
  • Robert Reich: Does Hillary Get It? – OpEd

    07/24/2016 3:55:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    http://www.eurasiareview.com/24072016-robert-reich-does-hillary-get-it-oped/ ^ | July 24, 2016 | Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor
    Does Hillary Clinton understand that the biggest divide in American politics is no longer between the right and the left, but between the anti-establishment and the establishment? I worry she doesn’t – at least not yet. A Democratic operative I’ve known since the Bill Clinton administration told me “now that she’s won the nomination, Hillary is moving to the middle. She’s going after moderate swing voters.” Presumably that’s why she tapped Tim Kaine to be her vice president. Kaine is as vanilla middle as you can get. In fairness, Hillary is only doing what she knows best. Moving to the...
  • Trump up in battleground states after convention, leads Clinton

    07/24/2016 3:32:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | July 24, 2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    Support for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump ticked up across battleground states following the Republican National Convention last week, according to the new CBS News Battleground Tracker Poll. Trump now has 42 percent support across the 11 battleground states surveyed — up from the 40 percent he had last week before the convention. Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has 41 percent support, unchanged from last week's poll. According to the poll, 55 percent of Republicans said Trump's message at the convention made them feel hopeful, and about 40 percent said it made them feel enthusiastic. Among independents, 32 percent...
  • Will Tim Kaine deliver Virginia (and Catholics)? Don’t count on it.

    07/24/2016 2:56:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Washington Post's Monkey Cage ^ | July 22, 2016 | Kyle C. Kopko and Christopher J. Devine
    We finally know who the major-party vice-presidential nominees are – Sen. Timothy M. Kaine of Virginia and Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana. Not surprisingly, much “veepstakes” speculation leading up to these announcements centered on the usual factors considered to be electorally advantageous: geography and demography. But much of what you’ve been told about the importance of those usual factors is wrong. Based upon the available empirical evidence, it’s not at all clear that these candidate characteristics will have a significant effect on voters. It’s true that voters may like a running mate more because he or she comes from the...
  • Hillary to Challenge Black Lives Matter with Tuesday DNC Program

    07/24/2016 2:37:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    NewsMax ^ | July 23, 2016 | Todd Beamon
    Hillary Clinton will issue a challenge to the Black Lives Matter movement at the Democratic National Convention next week by spotlighting the mothers of several African Americans who have been recently killed by police or gun violence. The Mothers of the Movement organization will be featured Tuesday at the convention at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, The Hill reports. The group first met with Clinton in November. The seven mothers include those of Trayvon Martin, the Florida teen killed by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, in 2012; Eric Garner, a New York man killed in 2014 by a...
  • Collusion between CNN-Jake Tapper and Clinton campaign from #dncleak

    07/24/2016 2:13:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Fire Andrea Mitchell ^ | July 23, 2016
    All those who still insist that Jake Tapper is a fair, “unbiased” journalist will have to eat crow again. E-mails released by the #dncleak from Wikileaks reveal that Jake Tapper, CNN and the Clinton campaign colluded to do biased hit pieces on behalf of DNC against Republicans during the primaries. This is what journalistic integrity is in the twenty first century. This wasn’t just for bashing Donald Trump. CNN Tapper was given stories to bash Ted Cruz too. Why am I not surprise? There’s a reason why CNN is known as the Clinton News Network. Now we can call it...
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz will step down as DNC chair following convention

    07/24/2016 1:32:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    WXYZ-TV ^ | July 24, 2016 | The Associated Press
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Debbie Wasserman Schultz is resigning under pressure as Democratic Party chairwoman, a stunning leadership shakeup as party officials gather in Philadelphia to nominate Hillary Clinton. Wasserman Schultz's announcement Sunday follows a firestorm over hacked emails suggesting the Democratic National Committee favored Clinton during the primary, despite pledging neutrality. The leaked emails prompted primary runner-up Bernie Sanders to call for Wasserman Schultz's immediate resignation....
  • Warren to La Raza conference: We won't build Trump's 'stupid wall'

    07/24/2016 2:03:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Politico ^ | July 23, 2016 | Kristin East
    As Hillary Clinton rolled out her running mate Tim Kaine in Miami Saturday, erstwhile VP pick contender Elizabeth Warren was also in Florida, slamming Donald Trump's "stupid wall" at the National Council of La Raza conference in Orlando. The Massachusetts senator drew a clear divide between Trump and the country's Hispanic population, telling attendees that Hispanics were disproportionately hit by the 2008 housing crisis while accusing the Republican nominee of profiting from it. "We will never build Donald Trump's stupid wall," she told the crowd to cheers during her 20-minute address, adding that "diversity has made this country strong." Previously,...
  • Democrats Need to Stop Insisting That Everything Is Going Well

    07/24/2016 2:03:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Current Affairs ^ | July 23, 2016 | Nathan J. Robinson, editor
    Trivializing people’s problems and fears is not a good way to win support. Among members of the liberal press, the reaction to Donald Trump’s RNC acceptance speech has been almost unanimous. It was, they say, “grim,” “angry,” and “dark.” Trump painted a “Mad Max” picture of the United States, as a nation is crisis, beset by crime, terrorism, unemployment, and despair. This picture, say the commentators, is false. Trump exaggerated crime rates, which are actually going down rather than up. He scare-mongered about immigrants and terrorism, creating threats where there are none. And he suggested that the world is going...