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  • Dick Morris: Silent White Professionals Will Rally for Trump at Polls

    09/29/2016 9:58:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    NewsMax ^ | September 29, 2016
    College-educated whites who've been quiet in their support for Donald Trump will emerge in droves to vote for the Republican presidential candidate on Election Day, veteran political analyst Dick Morris, a former adviser to President Bill Clinton, tells Newsmax TV. "People who do not normally vote — high school-educated whites largely — and normally stay out of the process are now thronging into the electorate to vote for Trump," Morris, author of "Armageddon: How Trump Can Beat Hillary," said Thursday to J.D. Hayworth on "America Talks Live." "To give you a feel of how extensive this could be, if you...
  • Cox: Stock picking for a “Trump Victory Portfolio”

    09/29/2016 9:18:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 28, 2016 | Rob Cox
    The U.S. presidential race is tight after the first debate between the two candidates and only six weeks until the election. That means it’s time to start thinking about a stock portfolio in the event Republican nominee Donald Trump defeats his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton. The Breakingviews “Trump Victory Portfolio” mimics a long-short equity hedge fund to position investors for such an event. The New York real-estate mogul’s positions have been hard to pin down and he has proven to be fickle on a variety of issues. As credit-rating agency Moody’s put it in June: “Quantifying Mr. Trump’s economic policies...
  • The real reason why Trump won the debate

    09/29/2016 8:17:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 28, 2016 | Monica Crowley
    Four years ago, you could have almost seen Bill Clinton’s thought bubble as he watched Barack Obama’s weak and listless performance against Mitt Romney during the first presidential debate: “I can’t believe we lost to this guy.” Mr. Clinton never would have mailed it in the way Mr. Obama did. He may have lost some of his old magic, but he’s still got the golden touch. His wife, however, never had it — and clearly never will, as evidenced by her plodding and grating debate performance against Donald Trump this week. At the same time, Mr. Trump was aggressive, projecting...
  • Why The Pundits Are Wrong About Hillary Clinton Dominating The Debate

    09/29/2016 8:04:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | September 29, 2016 | Professor Gleb Tsipursky
    The vast majority of pundits declared Hillary Clinton the decisive winner of this week’s debate. This includes both conservative and liberal pundits. For instance, Douglas Schoen of Fox News wrote: “She was ready for all of his quips with a litany of detail that may have bored the viewer at points, but showed why she is winning on qualifications, experience and temperament in every poll.” However, most post-debate online polls are breaking for Donald Trump as the winner. These polls are not rigorous, in that anyone can vote in them multiple times, regardless of whether they would vote in the...
  • Pat Caddell: ‘Nobody Knows What We’re Polling. … The Race Stands Unresolved’

    09/29/2016 7:44:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 29, 2016 | Dan Riehl
    Pat Caddell talked to Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Thursday about the apparent disconnect in election polling, stating, “The secret is nobody knows what we’re polling.” Caddell continued: There are different ways of doing it. They come out with different results … because the polling tends now to be very snap – who’s ahead, who’s behind. We’re not looking deep enough into the attitudinal structure of this race. And that’s where I have repaired myself, which is to really try to dig into that because that is what, in the end, what will be determinative. “Some of...
  • UNF students hold Black Lives Matter rally on campus; anti-protestors show up with Trump gear

    09/29/2016 5:33:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    WTLV-TV | September 28, 2016 | Brittany Dionne
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/community/unf-students-hold-black-lives-matter-rally-on-campus-anti-protestors-show-up-with-trump-gear/327529465
  • Donald Trump to rally Saturday in Lancaster County (Pennsylvania)

    09/29/2016 6:54:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Allentown Morning Call's Capitol Ideas ^ | September 28, 2016 | Laura Olson
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is returning to Pennsylvania on Saturday. He'll be holding a 7 p.m. rally in Manheim, Lancaster County, according to Trump's campaign website. It will be held at Spooky Nook Sports, the largest indoor sports complex in the country. Trump also is scheduled to hold a fundraiser Saturday evening in Bergen County, N.J. Tickets for the Trump Victory fundraiser start at $5,000 per person, according to an invitation obtained by the Morning Call....
  • IMF study warns free trade seen as benefiting 'only a fortunate few'

    09/29/2016 1:56:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | September 27, 2016 | Larry Elliott
    The International Monetary Fund has warned that free trade is increasingly seen as benefiting only the well-off and that help is needed for those whose job prospects have been damaged by globalisation in order to put fresh momentum behind removing barriers to international commerce. In a chapter from the half-yearly World Economic Outlook study released ahead of its annual meeting next week, the IMF said the weakness of the global economy, rather than a wave of protectionism, had been largely responsible for the sharp slowdown in trade growth over the past four years. But it said the uptick in protectionist...
  • Obama: Why I won't say 'Islamic terrorism'

    09/29/2016 1:44:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | September 28, 2016 | Daniella Diaz
    President Barack Obama has taken a lot of criticism from political opponents over his rhetoric when it comes to terrorism. But on Wednesday at a CNN presidential town hall, he was asked to defend why he refuses to say "Islamic" terrorism to a Gold Star mother. "My son gave his life for acts of terrorism," audience member Tina Houchins told Obama at the town hall moderated by CNN's Jake Tapper. "Do you still believe that the acts of terrorism are done for the self-proclaimed Islamic religious motive? And if you do, why do you still refuse to use the term...
  • Hillary to working-class voters: I worked hard for my money

    09/29/2016 12:40:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 28, 2016 | Ed Morrissey
    Hillary Clinton’s campaign prepared for the first presidential debate not just tactically but also strategically. Hillary offered up at least two attacks on Trump that launched new campaign themes, the first of which attempts to paint Donald Trump as a misogynist by raising Alicia Machado as a surrogate. That effort might not pan out as well as Team Hillary hoped, as they seem to have done a remarkably amateurish job of vetting their new spokesperson. That might not be the worst of the two strategies, however. Politico’s Annie Karni reports that Hillary has turned an attack on Trump’s inheritance into...
  • Mainstream Press hands first debate to—Trump?

    09/29/2016 12:10:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Accuracy In Media ^ | September 29, 2016 | JB Williams
    No one was shocked when CNN (Clinton News Network) proclaimed Hillary Clinton the landslide victor of the first 2016 Presidential debate from New York’s Hofstra University. At least CNN was honest enough to admit that their sampling was heavily weighted toward liberal viewers. That’s the most honest statement on CNN in decades. The only network in agreement is Lester Holt’s employer, NBC. But the snap-polling results from nearly every other “mainstream” news outlet were shocking, to say the least....
  • The Latest: Trump counts Christian conservatives in IA crowd (Name-checks Ted Cruz)

    09/28/2016 4:23:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    WLBT-TV ^ | September 28, 2016 | The Associated Press
    Donald Trump wants to know how many Christian conservatives are backing him in Iowa. The Republican presidential nominee asked those attending a Wednesday afternoon rally in Council Bluffs to raise their hands "if you're not a Christian conservative." He noticed "a couple people" raising their hands. He asked the crowd, "Should we keep them in the room?" He answered himself, "Yes, I think so." Many Iowa Republicans are Christian conservatives. The thrice married Trump has faced tough questions of his own about his devotion to Christian values....
  • White evangelical voters in southwestern Ohio reluctantly embrace Trump

    09/28/2016 3:54:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | September 28, 2016 | Alan Johnson
    LEBANON — Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump both have a problem winning over white evangelical Christians in Republican-rich southwestern Ohio. Most don’t like either one of them. But make no mistake: Most evangelicals REALLY dislike Clinton, the Democratic former secretary of state. They see her as too liberal, favoring abortion and same-sex marriage, and a serious threat to religious freedom through her potential appointments to the U.S. Supreme Court. Many evangelicals don’t know much about Trump, the Republican businessman, developer and reality-television star. They acknowledge being troubled by his background, multiple marriages and bravado, but they say they’re willing to...
  • Trump Support In This Dem Stronghold Should Have Hillary Quaking

    09/28/2016 3:11:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | September 28, 2016 | Joe Saunders
    Hillary's party of parasites has a lot to worry about. This is a war Democrats really fear losing. Next to the near-monolithic support of black voters, Democrats have been relying on the muscle and money of organized labor to pull out election victories for decades. But something different is happening this year. The Washington Examiner reports that the rise of Donald Trump as the Republican nominee for president has spurred a sharp round of internal politicking within the AFL-CIO to herd its members into line to pull the lever for Democrat Hillary Clinton come November. In June, the organization conducted...
  • Clinton campaign in ‘panic mode’ over Florida black voters

    09/28/2016 2:46:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Politico ^ | September 28, 2016 | Marc Caputo and Daniel Ducassi
    MIAMI — To kill Donald Trump's chances of capturing the White House, Hillary Clinton needs to win Florida. And to do that, she needs a big minority turnout. But Democrats are beginning to worry that too many African-American voters are uninspired by Clinton’s candidacy, leading her campaign to hit the panic button this week and launch an all-out blitz to juice-up voter enthusiasm. Bill Clinton, once nicknamed the “first black president,” embarks on a North Florida bus tour Friday in an attempt to draw African-American crowds. At the same time, Clinton herself will host events in Broward and St. Lucie...
  • Trump: Poll numbers, health records, economic plan

    09/28/2016 2:31:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The St. John's University Torch ^ | September 28, 2016 | Anthony Savino
    Republican candidate Donald Trump is constantly in the news cycle with election day less than two months away-especially in such a tight race like this one. To the Democrats’ dismay, he has been leading in national and statewide polls. On Wednesday, Trump tweeted his thanks to Nevada citizens, where he leads Clinton by 2%. In Ohio and Florida, which are both swing states, Trump leads by 5% and 3% respectively according to CNN/ORC Polls. Trump also met with Doctor Oz, confirming his clean bill of health. Other than a suggestion to drop some pounds, Trump’s campaign said he “is in...
  • Clinton feels the pressure

    09/28/2016 2:13:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 28, 2016 | Amie Parnes
    Hillary Clinton is feeling the pressure in the race for the White House — even after a strong night in the first 2016 presidential debate. Clinton has a huge staff advantage over Donald Trump, which should help her turn out supporters this fall. The Electoral College is tilted in her favor, and demographics are moving in the Democratic Party’s direction. She’s running to succeed a popular president who is firmly on her side, and the economy is strengthening. She’s also running against Trump, who has divided the Republican Party while alienating large groups of Americans. Despite all those advantages, Clinton...
  • CRN Poll: Trump Continues To Lead Clinton By Double Digits

    09/28/2016 1:57:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    CRN ^ | September 28, 2016 | Jimmy Sheridan
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump continues to garner more support from solution providers than Democratic rival Hillary Clinton has, outpacing the former secretary of sate in the latest monthly CRN survey on the presidential race. The poll, which was taken by 208 solution providers from Sept. 6-26, revealed that 52 percent of those surveyed believe a Trump presidency would be better for business, a slight decline from the results of a similar poll in August, when 54 percent of participants chose Trump. The latest poll closed before Trump and Clinton faced off Monday night in their first debate of the...
  • AP-GfK poll: Voters question Clinton health despite reports

    09/28/2016 12:52:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | September 28, 2016 | Lauran Neergaard and Emily Swanson, The Associated Press
    The "stamina," the "look": A new poll suggests voters are buying in to Donald Trump's insinuations about Hillary Clinton's health. They're ignoring the medical reports. Voters — especially men — have more confidence that Trump is healthy enough for the presidency than Clinton, according to the Associated Press-GfK poll. It's a disconnect considering Clinton has released more medical information than Trump, and that outside doctors who've looked at the available data say both candidates seem fine. But it shows the political points Trump scored after the Democratic nominee's much-publicized mild case of pneumonia....
  • Trump Returns to NH on Sept. 29 (Thursday in New Hampshire)

    09/28/2016 12:12:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Patch ^ | September 27, 2016 | Tony Schinella
    The day after Hillary Clinton is at Durham, the Republican nominee will hold another rally in the Granite State. Here are the details. BEDFORD, NH — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will be heading back to New Hampshire for a rally on Thursday, according to a press statement from the NH GOP. Trump will be holding the event at the NH Sportsplex, 68 Technology Drive in Bedford at 3 p.m. on Sept. 29, 2016. Doors open at noon. There will be limited parking on the actual site, according to the statement, but shuttle parking will be available at the Galaxy...
  • Second Statewide Trump Flash Mob Held [Michigan]

    09/28/2016 12:00:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    WSGW-AM ^ | September 27, 2016
    Cooler weather and the threat of rain didn’t deter dozens of people from showing their support for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at a support rally in Saginaw Township Tuesday, Sep. 27. Between 4:00-6:30 p.m. people held signs, listened to music and enjoyed brats and hot dogs in the festive atmosphere at the GOP headquarters at 3039 Bay Rd. People honked their horns as they passed by to encourage those gathered. Trump’s Saginaw County campaign director Debra Mantey says the event was to show people it’s possible to shift the state in Trump’s favor. “This is just the second round...
  • Is Hillary Clinton's ‘win’ in the eye of beholder?

    09/27/2016 10:30:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | September 28, 2016 | Chris Cassidy
    Hillary Clinton has been declared the winner of the most watched debate ever by the bulk of the media, but they may be once again demonstrating their failure to understand what makes Donald Trump voters tick — and why his fans think he came out on top, according to political analysts. “Clinton and Trump are talking to two very different countries, and political analysts and reporters are generally in the country Clinton, not Trump, inhabits.” wrote Larry Sabato, the author of Sabato’s Crystal Ball and a political science professor at the University of Virginia. Sabato, elaborating in comments to the...
  • How To Survive A Black Lives Matter Riot

    09/27/2016 9:46:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    ROK ^ | September 27, 2016 | Luke Stranahan
    As we move into the fall of 2016, violent confrontations between black men and police of varied ethnicities continue to occur and be televised on national news, inevitably followed by the Black Lives Matter movement, which attempts to stop the shooting of black people by police because they are feared to be violent and felonious by being violent and felonious. Leaving aside their dubious logic, it is quite possible that any ROK reader living in or visiting America might find themselves on the wrong side of a riot, so here’s some advice on that potential situation. It’s racism Whether you’re...
  • Trump Comes Out On Top! Billionaire Pulls Ahead In Electoral College Poll

    09/27/2016 9:27:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Radar Online ^ | September 27, 2016 | Staff
    The newly released poll reveals Hillary Clinton could lose the presidency. Donald Trump is riding high after Monday night’s debate performance! A new UPI/CVoter’s state tracking poll released the day after the big event shows that Trump could amass enough votes to win the presidency. According to UPI current numbers suggest that Trump would earn “292 votes and Clinton would get 246 with 270 needed to secure the oval office.” But Trump’s lead still remains narrow. “If the battleground states are not counted, the race would be tied 191-191,” UPI reported. Florida is one of the key swing states that...
  • Because her lips were moving: Why Hillary lost the debate

    09/27/2016 7:31:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 27, 2016 | Kenneth R. Timmerman, contributor
    There was a popular saying among intelligence officers during the Iran-contra affair: How do you know an Iranian is lying? Because his lips are moving. It was applied to Manucher Ghorbanifar, the mercurial intermediary; and to his boss, the so-called “moderate” Parliament speaker, Akbar Hashemi-Rafsanjani, who told Ghorbanifar he wanted to make a deal with America all the while he helped organize hostage-takings and terrorist attacks against Americans. Hillary’s debate performance reminded me of that saying, because every time she opened her mouth to lay out her opposition research on Donald Trump, she lied or misrepresented the truth to such...
  • We All Think Hillary Won Debate, But I Wouldn't Be Surprised If Trump's Poll Numbers Go Up

    09/27/2016 5:16:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | September 27, 2016 | Tim Haines
    'Morning Joe' co-host Mika Brzezinski reacts to the first presidential debate Monday night at Hofstra University. "I think, probably, we all think Hillary won," Brzezinski said in the 6 a.m. hour Tuesday. "But my blood pressure kept going up throughout the whole thing — I could not stop watching until the very end because there was something that was telling me he’s going to do quite well out of this, and I can’t quite put my finger on it. He was not as bad as you would expect him to be." "I think he said things that touch on not...
  • Pizza vending machines will soon be a reality nationwide

    09/27/2016 4:39:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    AOL News ^ | September 27, 2016
    Would you rather wait for the deliveryman to drive across town with your once hot pizza or snatch it out of a vending machine after its heated for several minutes and delivered to you immediately? The insanely popular Pizza ATM first came to life this summer at Ohio's Xavier University, answering the prayers of college students everywhere. Until now, it had been the the first Pizza ATM in North America. But thanks to one company in Florida, we could see more pizza vending machines nationwide....
  • Donald Trump Visiting Council Bluffs Wednesday, Hillary Clinton Traveling to Des Moines Thursday

    09/27/2016 4:20:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    WHO-TV ^ | September 27, 2016 | Staff
    COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa -- Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton both have rallies scheduled in the state of Iowa this week. Trump will instead hold a rally at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs Wednesday after his campaign initially set up the event in Ottumwa, but his plane was too big to land at the smaller airport. The rally is set for 2:30 p.m. Clinton is scheduled to be in Des Moines on Thursday where she'll hold a rally at Cowles Commons at 12:30 p.m. The visit coincides with the first day of early voting in Iowa.
  • Black voters critical to Hillary Clinton's chances in Florida

    09/27/2016 3:59:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Sun Sentinel ^ | September 27, 2016 | Anthony Man
    Geneva Reed-Veal, whose daughter Sandra Bland died in police custody in Texas; Sybrina Fulton, whose son Trayvon Martin was killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Sanford in 2012; and Gwen Carr, whose son Eric Garner died after New York City police used a banned chokehold on him, are part of Mothers of the Movement, women whose children were by guns or at the hands of police. They campaigned for Hillary Clinton in Pompano Beach on Sept. 26, 2016. The outcome of the presidential race in Florida could hinge on how many black voters, who turned out heavily for Barack...
  • Post Debate Poll: Clinton Won on Performance, Trump Won Votes

    09/27/2016 3:16:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    People's Pundit Daily ^ | September 27, 2016 | Staff
    A Post Debate Poll conducted after the presidential showdown at Hofstra University finds Hillary Clinton put on the best performance, but Donald Trump won votes. While voters 47% to 44% think that Mrs. Clinton “won the first presidential debate,” Mr. Trump won over undecided voters who changed their mind by nearly a 3 to 1 margin. Nine percent (9%) were undecided on the question of who won the debate. Among those who were undecided (5%) before the debate, 31% changed their mind and now say they’ll support the New York businessman. By comparison, only 11% of previously undecided voters said...
  • Charlotte rioters don’t care if shooting was justified

    09/27/2016 2:12:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The National Post ^ | September 26, 2016 | Rich Lowry
    The Charlotte rioters didn’t know whether the controversial police shooting of Keith Scott was justified, and didn’t care. They worked their mayhem — trashing businesses and injuring cops, with one protester killed in the disorder — before anything meaningful could be ascertained about the case except that the cops said Scott had a gun and his family said he didn’t. Charlotte is the latest episode in the evidence-free Black Lives Matter movement that periodically erupts in violence after officer-involved shootings. The movement is beholden to a narrative of systematic police racism to which every case is made to conform, regardless...
  • Caddell Post-Debate Analysis: Trump Won on ‘Leadership, Honesty, and Who Cares About People like Me’

    09/27/2016 2:04:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    br ^ | September 27, 2016 | Dan Riehl
    While admitting that Donald Trump did “mediocre” and Hillary Clinton “had an edge” at Monday night’s presidential debate, Democratic pollster Pat Caddell told Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Alex Marlow Tuesday, “What was interesting is Trump really helped himself.” Caddell was referring to a detailed post-debate poll also featured by Breitbart News. “First of all, ninety-five percent of the people who watched the debate and we had pre-interviewed, of almost 900 interviews, said they didn’t change their minds. Of the small number of people who did, Trump ended up with a slight advantage among undecideds to him. But more importantly,”...
  • Former Gov. Sununu comes full circle, endorses Trump: Ayotte says Trump was 'fine' in debate

    09/27/2016 1:31:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    WMUR-TV ^ | September 27, 2016 | John DiStaso
    MANCHESTER, N.H. —The morning after the first general election debate of the 2016 campaign, former Gov. John H. Sununu on Tuesday came full circle, formally endorsing Donald Trump for president. Sununu, who is also a former White House Chief of Staff and former New Hampshire Republican Party chairman, was among Trump’s harshest critics during the first-in-the-nation presidential primary campaign. But in a statement released by the Trump campaign, Sununu said: “Donald Trump is the only candidate in this race who can bring bold change to Washington, D.C. I support the Trump-Pence ticket for their pro-growth agenda and commitment to protecting...
  • [March 2016] 9 Investigates: Florida felons losing restoration rights

    09/27/2016 12:51:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    WFTV-TV ^ | March 30, 2016
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Almost 2 million Floridians can’t vote, and state leaders are in no rush to change that. When a person is convicted of a felony, they lose many of their civil rights, including the right to vote. After serving their time, they can apply to have their rights restored, but Florida has all but eliminated the restoration of rights since Gov. Rick Scott took office. 9 Investigates compared Scott's record to that of former Gov. Jeb Bush during the first four years he was in office, as well as to the four years that former Gov. Charlie Crist...
  • Donald Trump wins ... the social media name game

    09/27/2016 12:26:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    CNBC ^ | September 27, 2016 | Michelle Castillo
    <p>Donald Trump won the first presidential debate, if social media mentions was the main metric.</p> <p>Facebook reported that Trump dominated 79 percent of the conversation on its platform. The most discussed moment was Trump's comments on his temperament, and the top issues were on taxes, ISIS, racial issues, the economy and crime and criminal justice.</p>
  • Many working-class whites break from Democrats to choose Trump

    09/26/2016 11:46:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    NM Politics ^ | September 26, 2016 | By Emily Mills, Jimmy Miller, Taylor Gilmore and Lian Bunny
    Trump signs in her backyard. Trump magnets on her refrigerator. Trump buttons on her dining room table. Kathy Miller is the Mahoning County chairwoman for Donald Trump. While handing out Trump signs in June at a Republican headquarters just south of Youngstown, Ohio, she was approached by a woman in her late 80s, who said, “I have never voted Republican in my life. Give me the biggest sign you’ve got.” In economically struggling communities like Mahoning County — where most steel mills have closed — many white, working-class Democrats are voting for Trump, registration records and 2016 presidential primary results...
  • POLL: Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, who won the debate? (FReep a poll)

    09/26/2016 10:30:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    WZZM-TV | September 26, 2016 | Andrew Krietz
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.wzzm13.com/news/politics/national-politics/poll-hillary-clinton-or-donald-trump-whos-winning-the-debate/326409462
  • Trump Pulling Even with Clinton in Minnesota

    09/26/2016 9:15:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Alpha News ^ | September 26, 2016 | Preya Samsundar
    Local and national polling shows a neck and neck race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in Minnesota. MINNEAPOLIS, M.N. — For over 50 years, Minnesota has remained a safe haven for democratic presidential votes. Even in 1984, Minnesota was the only state in the union to vote for Walter Mondale instead of Ronald Reagan, who won in a landslide. However, a new KSTP/SurveyUSA poll shows the race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is much closer than originally thought in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. The new poll numbers released by KSTP this morning show Clinton leading Trump 46%...
  • Is News Media Avoiding Showing Trump’s Large Crowds?

    09/26/2016 7:34:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Sharyl Attkisson's website ^ | September 25, 2016 | Sharyl Attkisson
    Donald Trump has long complained that the news media refuses to show the size of his crowds. (Note: After interviewing him in Florida, we showed the crowd today on Full Measure.) Three questions are at issue: 1. Is the news media treating him differently? 2. How do Trump’s crowds compare to other candidates? 3. Does size matter? 1. Is the news media treating Trump differently? Yes. Trump is correct that the news media doesn’t often show his packed audiences. Neither do they remark much about the size of Hillary Clinton’s crowd. Is this because his audiences are large and hers...
  • 3rd-Party Candidate Jill Stein Escorted From Hofstra by Police Before Presidential Debate

    09/26/2016 5:45:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 26, 2016 | Morgan Winsor
    Police escorted Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein off Hofstra University’s campus this afternoon before tonight’s first presidential debate. Authorities encountered Stein on the college campus in Hempstead, New York, and asked the third-party candidate, who has not garnered enough support to participate in the debates, to show the proper credentials, which she could not do, police said. She was “nicely escorted” off the grounds around 2:30 p.m. Eastern time, a Nassau County Police Department spokesman told ABC News. Stein tweeted about the incident, saying she was on the campus “doing an interview” when police put her and her team...
  • CA decriminalizes prostitution for minors after Gov. Brown signs bills to aid trafficking victims

    09/26/2016 5:39:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | September 26, 2016 | Jazmine Ulloa
    Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed more than half a dozen bills that decriminalize prostitution and increase protections for young trafficking victims in court amid growing efforts in California to help children and young adults swept into the trade of forced sex and labor. Among the bills passed were laws that would prohibit the disclosure of victims' personal information, provide victims' services to trafficking witnesses and allow minors under age 16 to testify through closed-circuit televisions in certain cases. But also approved were hotly contested bills that would decriminalize prostitution and allow human trafficking victims to vacate prior convictions and...
  • Hillary Clinton’s Electoral College lead could be vanishing, according to new polls

    09/26/2016 5:26:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Vox ^ | September 26, 2016 | Andrew Prokop
    Just before the first presidential debate Monday night, a new round of polls has been released that should strike fear into the hearts of Democrats. First off, the national race is looking very tight indeed. Democrats had hoped that Clinton had rebounded after a couple of respected polls last week showed her taking a 6-point lead over Trump. But the newest polls from major outlets — ABC News/Washington Post, Quinnipiac, and Bloomberg — show Clinton up 2, up 1, and down 2 to Trump in a four-way matchup that includes Gary Johnson and Jill Stein. But what’s probably scarier for...
  • Isaiah Washington calls on African-Americans to boycott work to protest recent killings

    09/26/2016 5:01:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | September 22, 2016 | Nicole Bitette
    Actor Isaiah Washington is calling on African-Americans to protest the recent killings of black men by police in a very different way. Washington took to Facebook on Tuesday to suggest that African-Americans across the United States boycott showing up for work on Monday to show that black lives matter in the wake of recent police brutality. "Imagine if every single African American in the United States that was really fed up with being angry, sad and disgusted, would pick ONE DAY to simply 'stay at home' from every single job, work site, sports arena and government office in the United...
  • After debate, Trump heads to Miami for Hispanic town hall

    09/26/2016 4:47:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The MIami Herald ^ | September 26, 2016 | Patricia Mazzei
    Donald Trump’s first order of business after Monday night’s big debate? Meeting with Miami Hispanics. For real this time. His campaign has asked about 150 South Florida Latinos to a town hall-style meeting 2 p.m. Tuesday at Miami Dade College’s Koubek Center, several people invited told the Miami Herald. It will be Trump’s first public event following his first debate against Hillary Clinton. He first plans to hit a $25,000-a-head fundraiser in Miami. Trump’s campaign twice scheduled small-scale meetings with Miami Hispanics over the summer, but both times the events had to be scrapped. A July 8 luncheon at Versailles...
  • At Kosher Bakery, Trump Donuts Are Hot Sellers. Clinton Donuts, Not So Much.

    09/26/2016 2:43:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Forward ^ | September 26, 2016 | Josh Nathan-Kazis
    The donut poll at Zishe’s Homemade Bakery in Monsey, New York, is favoring Donald Trump to win the first presidential debate tonight. Zishe’s, a kosher sweet shop in the Orthodox-dominated village in Rockland County, cooked up batches of jelly donuts with Trump and Hillary Clinton’s names on them to mark the much-anticipated first presidential debate. “I sold like ten of the Trump and maybe two of the Clinton,” said a woman who answered the phone at Zishe’s. A picture of the debate display at Zishe’s is circulating on Orthodox WhatsApp groups. “We just wanted to make a joke,” said the...
  • Clinton, Trump deadlocked in two key battleground states, new polls show

    09/26/2016 2:03:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    WTTE-TV ^ | September 26, 2016 | Sinclair Broadcast Group
    With just hours to go before Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are to appear on stage together before an expected audience of 100 million viewers, just a single point separates the two candidates in two key battleground states: Colorado and Pennsylvania, according to the most recent polling from CNN. In Colorado, Trump leads with 42 percent of voters compared to Clinton with 41 percent. Third party candidates Gary Johnson and Jill Stein come in third and fourth places, respectively, with 13 and 3 percent of voters. Meanwhile, Clinton maintains a razor-thin 45-44 percent lead over the Republican in Pennsylvania. Johnson...
  • Polls Show Trump, Clinton Tied in Minnesota with Pennsylvania, North Carolina Tightening

    09/26/2016 12:25:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 26, 2016 | Neil W. McCabe
    Three Breitbart/Gravis state polls of likely voters — Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina — demonstrate how close the presidential election between Democrat Hillary R. Clinton and her GOP rival Donald J. Trump has become just before the first presidential debate. In Minnesota, Clinton and Trump are tied with each having 43 percent of the vote, said Doug Kaplan, the managing director of Gravis Marketing, the Florida-based polling firm that executed the poll. In Pennsylvania, Clinton leads Trump with 46 percent to his 43 percent, and in North Carolina the former first lady leads Trump 44 percent to the New York...
  • Newest poll shows 'Minnesota is in play' with Clinton up by 7 percentage points (MOE 4)

    09/26/2016 12:25:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Inforum ^ | September 26, 2016 | Don Davis and Reuters
    ST. PAUL—A new Minnesota presidential poll continues to show a closer contest than is common in the state, with Hillary Clinton up by 7 points. However, if Minnesota voters are like Americans in general, half were waiting for debates to begin to make up their minds. A just-released SurveyUSA poll from the Twin Cities' KSTP-TV indicates that if the election were held before the Monday, Sept. 26, opening presidential debate that 46 percent would vote for Democrat Clinton while 39 percent were behind Republican Trump....
  • Trump surges in the polls as the first presidential debate with Clinton looms (Wins 538!)

    09/26/2016 11:11:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    CNBC ^ | September 26, 2016 | Katie Little
    As the first one-on-one presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump nears, Trump has surged in the polls and the candidates are now in a dead heat. A new poll from Bloomberg shows Trump leading his Democratic rival by 2 points. Other polls show Clinton still holding the lead, though not by much. Clinton leads Trump by just 1.5 points, according to a Real Clear Politics poll average, down from 2.4 points a day ago. As recently as last month, this spread was considerably wider, with Clinton leading Trump by as much as 7.6 points. FiveThirtyEight's forecast...
  • Trump 'flash mob' will gather Tuesday in Holland Township (Michigan)

    09/26/2016 6:21:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Holland Sentinel ^ | September 25, 2016 | Caleb Whitmer
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will make a campaign stop in Waukesha Wednesday, according to his website. Trump will hold a rally in the Waukesha County Expo Center, according to the campaign. Doors open at 3 p.m. for the event, which begins at 6 p.m. Trump’s running mate, Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence, will also hold an event in Waukesha Tuesday. Pence will speak at Weldall Manufacturing, Inc. at 5:30 p.m. The presidential race is tightening in Wisconsin, with the latest Marquette University Law School Poll showing Hillary Clinton with a two-point lead among likely voters. Trump has held...