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  • By Electing Perez, The DNC Has Officially Taken Sole Responsibility For Trump’s 2020 Win

    02/26/2017 12:59:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Newslogue ^ | February 26, 2017 | Caitlin Johnstone
    When the DNC elected sycophantic establishment underling Tom Perez to DNC Chair, my beloved Bernie Sanders released a statement addressed to the new Chairman congratulating him on his win and letting him know he looks forward to working with him. “At a time when Republicans control the White House, the U.S. House, U.S. Senate and two-thirds of all statehouses,” Sanders wrote, “it is imperative that Tom understands that the same-old, same-old is not working and that we must open the doors of the party to working people and young people in a way that has never been done before. Now,...
  • A Day Without Women: Who Are The Organizers & What Do They Believe?

    02/26/2017 12:05:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Polibooks ^ | February 26, 2017 | Mike Ritchie
    The recent Women's March was, by any measure, a huge success. Now, the organization has announced its support for a follow up event in the form of an 'international women's strike' on March 8th, which is International Women's Day. In the aftermath of Trump's election liberal politics have felt like a bit of a scramble. Many people are concerned, or downright afraid, and coalitions are forming on the basis of opposition to Trump. Hell, even Michael Moore is back in a prominent role. In this kind of environment, I think it's more important than ever to know exactly who is...
  • Tom Perez, new DNC chairman, suggests Trump ‘rigged’ general election

    02/26/2017 11:46:51 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 26, 2017 | Bradford Richardson
    Newly elected Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez is suggesting President Trump may have “rigged” the general election with the help of the Russians. “Frankly, what we need to be looking at is whether this election was rigged by Donald Trump and his buddy, [Russian President] Vladimir Putin,” Mr. Perez said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.”“We need an independent investigation, because that is a serious, serious issue,” said Mr. Perez, former labor secretary for President Barack Obama. “And the American people need to understand whether the Russians, in cahoots with the Trump folks and others, rigged the election.”...
  • Why It Matters What President Trump Eats (One of the silliest articles you'll read this month)

    02/26/2017 1:01:14 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | February 21, 2017 | Joseph Erbentraut
    It appears that one of the most visible achievements of Michelle Obama’s legacy as first lady will live on in the Trump White House: her garden. First lady Melania Trump announced last week that she would preserve the White House vegetable garden planted in 2009. It came as a surprise to many nutrition advocates and food policy experts, who had expressed fears that Michelle Obama’s garden and the health and nutrition initiatives it symbolized could be endangered under the Trump administration. Some advocates, including Michael Jacobson, president of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, are lauding the new...
  • Israeli intelligence minister says Trump created a new path to peace

    02/26/2017 12:38:09 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 26, 2017 | Ruth Eglash
    JERUSALEM — Israel’s Minister of Intelligence and Atomic Energy, Israel Katz, is known as a political bulldozer. It’s a label he is proud of and a trait, he believes, could bring about peace with the Palestinians. Albeit in a roundabout way. Katz’s plan, which he says has been adopted by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, is regional and multilayered. The creation of a Palestinian state or at least an autonomous, demilitarized entity will come by default at the tail end. “Netanyahu went to America after many discussions here in which we spoke about the idea for regional peace, based on...
  • Protester Disrespects Police – Learns The Hard Way They Are Allowed To Fight Back [VIDEO]

    02/25/2017 10:14:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | February 24, 2017
    A female protester on the streets of Portland, Oregon, got an agonizing lesson about the hazards of disrespecting law officers and not following orders. The woman was marching during the liberal city’s “Not My Presidents Day” protest Monday when she approached officers in riot gear and began displaying the middle finger right to their face. The police took her to the ground, but seemingly that wasn’t enough of a warning to change her ways. With the help of other protesters, the woman got up and went right back to getting in their faces and raising her middle fingers once again....
  • How Donald Trump won the White House with a 21st-century mindset

    02/25/2017 8:39:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The East Bay Times ^ | February 25, 2017 | Gary Peterson
    George Lakoff vividly recalls where he was and what he was doing the night Donald Trump was elected president. “We were having some tacos,” said Lakoff, a professor of linguistics at UC Berkeley. “I felt pretty bad afterward. And it wasn’t just the tacos.” A lot of people had heartburn that night, unable to understand how such a uniquely unqualified candidate could be elected to the highest office in the free world. Lakoff understood exactly what had occurred. “Why was it that all the polls were wrong?” asked Lakoff, speaking to a packed auditorium Thursday night at San Francisco’s Commonwealth...
  • Trucker accused of threatening president stopped after chase (Ausarmaat Rahotep)

    02/25/2017 8:23:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    WJXT-TV ^ | February 25, 2017 | Staff
    LAKE CITY, Fla. - A truck driver was arrested early Saturday morning at an agricultural inspection station near the Florida-Georgia border after he called 911 to say he was "headed to Donald Trump with bombs," according to the Columbia County Sheriff's Office. The Columbia County 911 center reported getting a call just after midnight from a man who deputies later identified as Ausarmaat Rahotep, 37, of Rhode Island. The 911 operator was able to learn he was in a large truck believed to be parked along Interstate 75. Deputies, the Florida Highway Patrol and other agencies began checking the interstates....
  • Meet the terrorist behind the next women’s march

    02/25/2017 3:40:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The New York Post ^ | February 25, 2017 | Kyle Smith
    Here’s the left’s next great idea for bringing down President Trump: another women’s march. Which means another public instance of Trump haters shouting slogans to one another and mistaking it for constructive politics. What progressives need to defeat Trump is outreach, but all they have is outrage. On March 8, organizers seem to be aiming for a different vibe than the librarians-in-pussy-hats element that made the first women’s march after Trump’s inauguration so adorable. Instead of milling around Washington, organizers have in mind a “general strike” called the Day without a Woman. In a manifesto published in The Guardian on...
  • Study shows value of undocumented immigrants [fake news]

    02/25/2017 3:14:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Connecticut Post ^ | February 25, 2017 | Bill Cummings
    As President Donald Trump prepares to deport millions of immigrants in the country illegally, a new national study shows undocumented workers pump billions of dollars into Connecticut’s economy each year. The New American Economy, a coalition of mayors and business leaders who support “sensible” immigration reform, found that the nearly 130,000 undocumented Connecticut residents pay $397 million in annual federal, state and local taxes, account for $3.1 billion in household income and represent $2.7 billion in spending power. “This research proves what we’ve known for years: Immigrants are a boom to our local economy and in every community in America,”...
  • Trump Talks African Americans on Housing, HBCUs and Jobs in Weekly Address

    02/25/2017 2:54:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Politic365 ^ | February 25, 2017 | Lauren Victoria Burke
    President Trump focused on issues facing African American communities in his last weekly address before the end of February. Trump focused on housing, jobs and HBCUs in the address below. (VIDEO-AT-LINK) The entire address reads as follows: My fellow Americans, As Black History Month 2017 comes to a close, I am very grateful for the many wonderful opportunities to honor African American heroes, faith leaders, entrepreneurs and the many others who changed the course of our Nation. We are blessed by the lives and examples of those who have made this Nation a beacon of freedom, talent, and unbreakable American...
  • Is Trump building a blueprint for mass deportation?

    02/25/2017 2:27:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Fresno Bee ^ | February 25, 2017 | The Editorial Board
    It may not yet be the mass deportation that activists have been warning about. But it appears inevitable that many more undocumented immigrants will be swept up by the Trump administration’s more aggressive enforcement. The groups at risk of deportation have been expanded dramatically by President Donald Trump’s Jan. 25 executive orders and the enforcement memos issued last week by the Department of Homeland Security. In addition to targeting undocumented immigrants convicted of serious crimes – a perfectly appropriate step and the focus during most of the Obama years – federal agents will prioritize people guilty of any crime and...
  • In His Own Words: Jack Lucas, Youngest Recipient Of The Medal of Honor During WWII

    02/25/2017 2:16:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    War History Online ^ | September 10, 2016 | Jeff Edwards
    For many young people, the outbreak of the greatest War this planet had ever seen would come just a little too early for them to get in on the action. But Jackyln Lucas was not just any young person. This is the story of the man, actually boy, who enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1942 at age 14. We could go on to call him a boy throughout his entire Marine Corps career, but when you are awarded the Medal of Honor as a minor, you get the benefit of the doubt to be called a man....
  • In west Africa, Trump — not Obama — a beacon of hope

    02/25/2017 2:36:04 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | February 24, 2017 | Maudlyne Ihejirika
    ACCRA, Ghana — Good riddance Barack Obama. And welcome Donald Trump. Surprisingly, that’s the view of many people in this western African nation, which is 78 percent Christian and 11 percent Muslim. “Of course we all supported the first black president of the United States. But along the line, we were disappointed,” said the Rev. Dr. John B. Ghartey, general secretary of Ghana’s Assemblies of God Church, speaking at a roundtable with religious leaders here in Ghana’s capital. “The expectation was so high. First of all, he’s black. Secondly, he professed to be a Christian. There were certain values we...
  • EXCLUSIVE: White House Fingers John McCain As Media Leak; Believes U.S. Senator Eavesdropped on Tru

    02/24/2017 11:14:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 117 replies
    True Pundit ^ | February 21, 2017 | by True Pundit Investigative Bureau
    This could be the beginning of the end for embattled Sen. John McCain’s life in politics. According to White House officials, McCain is believed to have somehow gained access to the content of President Donald Trump’s private, classified telephone calls with world leaders. And he isn’t keeping quiet about what was talked about either. An analysis of McCain’s recent public statements by White House officials, coupled with information from intelligence personnel working with the Trump administration, paints a disturbing picture for McCain — or any elected U.S. politician. Officials believe the senator has inside knowledge of a number of President...
  • Group opposing Trump's agenda forms in Shoals (Alabama)

    02/24/2017 10:25:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Times Daily ^ | February 25, 2017 | Russ Corey
    MUSCLE SHOALS -- Groups opposing the agenda of President Donald Trump are springing up all over the nation and the Shoals is no different. Members of the organization claim when the Indivisible Guide was released as a Google document file in December, it was downloaded more than 1 million times. It contained ways to keep up with what's going on in Congress, and how to influence your member of Congress through grassroots activism. Today, there are roughly 7,000 Indivisible groups across the country, including at least 25 in Alabama. Indivisible Northwest Alabama came together in late January, and a...
  • Ellison could help Trump win an even bigger majority

    02/24/2017 10:13:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 24, 2017 | Preya Samsundar, senior editor, Alpha News
    Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison appears to be the odds on favorite to win Saturday’s election to head the Democratic National Committee. That seems like good news for Republicans seeking to expand their congressional majority in 2018, a fact President Trump seemed to gleefully acknowledge this week. “One thing I will say about Rep. Keith Ellison, in his fight to lead the DNC, is that he was the one who predicted early that I would win!” Trump said in a Wednesday message on Twitter. It’s no secret that incumbent presidents usually have a tough time in midterm elections. President Obama lost...
  • Lana Del Ray promotes witches spell against Donald Trump until he leaves office

    02/24/2017 8:59:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | February 24, 2017 | Norman Byrd
    Witches are uniting in an effort to cast a spell on President Donald Trump and his administration that would effectively block the “harm” that could be done through his presidency — and it would appear that pop singer Lana Del Rey might be participating in the ritual as well. The Verge reported Friday that the ever mysterious “Video Games” singer, Lana Del Rey, posted to Twitter on Thursday a tweet that suggests that, even if she doesn’t plan to participate herself, she seems to at least condone a midnight ritual being held by witches around the world at midnight (Eastern...
  • Dan Rather calls Trump a ‘threat to our democracy’ after media ban

    02/24/2017 8:36:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    The Blaze ^ | February 24, 2017 | Carlos Garcia
    Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather called President Trump a “threat to our democracy” after his actions Friday banning some media from a press gaggle. He authored a scathing note on his Facebook account and sent it out via Twitter Friday evening.(TWEET-AT-LINK) “The time for normalizing, dissembling, and explaining away Donald Trump has long since passed,” the post began. The barring of respected journalistic outlets from the White House briefing is so far beyond the norms and traditions that have governed this republic for generations, that they must be seen as a real and present threat to our democracy. These...
  • Hillary Clinton Promises Democrats: I’ll Fight With You "Every Step Of The Way"

    02/24/2017 4:44:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | February 24, 2017 | Ruby Cramer
    The Clintons’ role in the Democratic Party has been a source of debate since the election last fall. On Friday, in a video for DNC members, the former nominee tied her campaign and 2016 party platform to the so-called resistance movement. ATLANTA — Wading back into politics for one of the first times since the end of her campaign, Hillary Clinton promised Democrats meeting here in Atlanta that she will stay active in the party’s efforts to rebuild and to oppose President Donald Trump. “We as Democrats must move forward with courage, confidence, and optimism, and stay focused on the...
  • Donald Trump Bars CNN, NYT, LAT, Politico From White House Briefing

    02/24/2017 11:39:34 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | February 24, 2017 | Lisa de Moraes
    Shortly after President Donald Trump vowed to “do something” about the “cunning” media who he once again called “the enemy” of the American people, CNN announced on air it had been barred from today’s White House briefing. CNN reports New York Times, Los Angles Times, and Politico also were told they were not on the White House list, for today’s off-camera briefing. Breitbart, Fox News, Washington Times, and One America News Network were among those given entry, CNN reported. Today’s off-camera gaggle is distinct from the on-camera White House Press Briefing led by Press Secretary Sean Spicer, which is not...
  • Black Lives Matter group opens coffee shop, safe space (Vermont)

    02/24/2017 11:22:55 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Wisconsin Gazette ^ | February 24, 2017 | Joel Banner Baird, The Burlington Free Press
    Social change often firms up around a table, over cups of coffee, believes Ebony Nyoni, who on Saturday opened a new Black Lives Matter community center, safe space, fair-trade emporium and cafe in Winooski, Vermont. Until a month and a half ago, Nyoni operated a beauty supply and hair braiding service here on Main Street. “Then I realized, hearing the stories of many, many Chittenden County residents of color, that there was definitely a need for a place they could come to, and to tell their stories in a more purposeful way,” she said. Creating a convergence at the new...
  • Kshama Sawant calls for wave of anti-Trump protests and strikes on May Day

    02/24/2017 11:06:51 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    KCPQ-TV ^ | February 22, 2017 | Staff
    SEATTLE — Socialist Seattle city council member Kshama Sawant is calling for a wave of protests and strikes on May Day this year against President Donald Trump and his policies. Sawant penned an article in the socialist publication Jacobin Magazine titled Why We Should Strike on May Day. “Since Inauguration Day, millions of people have taken to the streets to fight against Donald Trump’s right-wing agenda. Yet the president is continuing his attacks,” she wrote. Sawant called for rank-and-file union members and labor leaders to bring forth resolutions to strike on May 1. She also called for “mass peaceful civil...
  • Filipino food chain Jollibee draws crowd in Winnipeg

    02/24/2017 12:33:49 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Western Investor ^ | February 21, 2017
    Hundreds of Winnipeggers braved -27 C temperatures for the early-morning opening of Canada’s first Jollibee restaurant in mid-December 2016. The Filipino food service franchise said 500 people were lined up by the time the restaurant opened at 7:30 a.m. Jollibee is the ninth-largest fast-food company in the world with more than 3,000 stores, and is considered the McDonald’s of the Phillipines. It is best known for its pineapple-topped hamburgers, Chickenjoy fried chicken and Jolly spaghetti. Winnipeg was chosen as the first Canada location because it has the largest population of Filipinos, per capita, in the country. “We are very encouraged...
  • Obama lawyers form 'worst-case scenario' group to tackle Trump

    02/24/2017 12:20:08 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Politico ^ | February 23, 2017 | Edward-Isaac Dovere
    Top lawyers who helped the Obama White House craft and hold to rules of conduct believe President Donald Trump and his staff will break ethics norms meant to guard against politicization of the government — and they’ve formed a new group to prepare, and fight. United to Protect Democracy, which draws its name from a line in President Barack Obama’s farewell address that urged his supporters to pick up where he was leaving off, has already raised a $1.5 million operating budget, hired five staffers and has plans to double that in the coming months. They’ve incorporated as both a...
  • Can the Democratic Party Win Back Voters It Lost to Trump?

    02/23/2017 11:00:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | February 23, 2017 | Clare Foran, Associate Editor
    Liberals may need to decide whether to focus on energizing their base or expanding their coalition. Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill, who is up for reelection in the red state of Missouri in 2018, recently told a St. Louis radio host she may face a primary challenge. “I may have a primary because there is, in our party now, some of the same kind of enthusiasm at the base that the Republican Party had with the Tea Party,” she said during an interview earlier this month. “Many of those people are very impatient with me because they don’t think I’m pure,”...
  • Donald Trump's young fans say they experience social rejection for expressing support

    02/23/2017 10:42:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Australian Broadcasting Company ^ | February 23, 2017 | Conor Duffy, North America Correspondent
    At a plush hotel in Maryland thousands of young Trump supporters from all over America — many in T-shirts that read socialism sucks — are queuing up for the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Here they are among the faithful, but back home they said it was a different story, particularly at university campuses where their fellow students are much more likely to support Bernie Sanders. Adriana Conradson from Florida said her attempts to engage fellow students in debates about conservative values were not always welcome. "I've been screamed at in grocery stores just for walking around with a...
  • Steve Bannon: Trump ‘maniacally focused’ on campaign vows

    02/23/2017 10:01:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 23, 2017 | Douglas Ernst
    White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon told attendees at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference Thursday that President Donald Trump is focused on fulfilling campaign promises like a man possessed. Attendees at the most famous annual gathering of American conservatives were given political red meat in the nation’s capital. Mr. Bannon, flanked by White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, told a crowd that “corporatist, globalist media” figures would be opposed every day by Mr. Trump as he attempts to deliver on his campaign vows. “He’s laid out an agenda with those speeches, with the promises he made, and our...
  • Jorge Ramos says Trump should use his ‘big heart’ to legalize 11 million illegal immigrants

    02/23/2017 9:03:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Blaze ^ | February 23, 2017 | Carlos Garcia
    Univision anchor Jorge Ramos used the recent occasion of President Trump saying that “DREAMers” should be treated with a “heart” to advocate that all 11 million illegal aliens should be legalized while the president has both chambers of Congress under his party’s control. He made the comments on CNN with Anderson Cooper Thursday. “In the shadow of the expansion of immigration enforcement,” Cooper asked, “the Trump administration, they’re leaving in place the protections they say were put in place for ‘DREAMers’ and documented parents of U.S. citizens. What do you make of that decision? Does that, do you think that...
  • CNN to host town hall featuring John McCain, Lindsey Graham

    02/23/2017 8:03:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 23, 2017 | Joe Concha
    For its sixth political town hall of 2017, CNN will host Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Wednesday, Mar. 1 at 9 p.m. ET. The McCain-Graham event is scheduled for the day after President Trump’s first address to a joint session of Congress. CNN chief political correspondent Dana Bash will moderate it before a live studio audience at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. "McCain, Senate Armed Services Chair, and Graham, Chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism, will discuss key issues facing the country including America’s place on the world stage, U.S. Russian policy,...
  • Cruz Forecasts Second Supreme Court Opening by Summer

    02/23/2017 7:53:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | February 23, 2017 | Keith Koffler
    I would expect violent protest, at a minimum, from the Left if there is a second opening and President Trump nominates a true conservative. They simply will not accept a change in the balance of the Court. Sen. Ted Cruz predicted Thursday that President Trump will have the ability to fill a second vacancy on the Supreme Court in 2017, the Washington Examiner reported. “I think we’ll have another Supreme Court vacancy this summer,” Cruz said at the Conservative Political Action Conference. “If that happens, as much as the left is crazy now, they will go full Armageddon meltdown because...
  • Pro-Trump rally scheduled for Madison’s Town Park (Georgia)

    02/23/2017 7:46:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Morgan County Citizen and Madisonian ^ | February 23, 2017 | Tia Lynn Ivey, Managing Editor
    A local woman, Kim Acres, is orchestrating a pro-Trump rally at Town Park in Madison next week in conjunction with a nationwide effort, The Spirit of America Rally,” urging Americans to come together to simultaneously show public support for President Donald Trump. The first round of rallies will be held across the country on Monday, February 27 at noon, including the one at Town Park. “This is to show support for our President. Let’s show that Patriotism has not died. These rallies are being held all across this great country on that same date and time. Let’s join them in...
  • Cisco chairman John Chambers explains how Trump will be a boon to tech startups

    02/23/2017 6:43:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet
    CNBC ^ | February 23, 2017 | Deborah Findling
    Cisco executive chairman and tech investor John Chambers believes the Trump administration and Congress will make startups great again by loosening regulations and making it easier for more companies to go public. "You've got to really enable the next generation of start-ups," Chambers told CNBC's Josh Lipton. "It starts with regulation, in terms of making it easier for companies to do this," said Chambers. "It comes with, really, making America great in the startup community again." Start-ups will be pivotal to America's future economic growth, said Chambers. Though 90 companies that went public on the Nasdaq last year, he stressed...
  • 'Hillary Beat Trump' website lets people pretend Clinton won the presidential election

    02/23/2017 12:55:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Birmingham News ^ | February 23, 2017 | Leada Gore
    Talk about your fake news.... A new website, HillaryBeatTrump.org, claims to tell the news "from the Real America where the majority rules." The site is written as if former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton defeated Donald Trump in the November 2016 presidential election. The satirical website doesn't hold back on its thoughts, with headlines ranging from "Revelation: God comes out as Hillary supporter," "President Clinton awards Obama the Congressional Medal of Freedom," and "Historians say Clinton's presidency is already in all-time top five." Other headlines take a not-so-subtle jab at President Trump, like "NYT pans Clinton's "oppressively intelligent press conference"...
  • Donald Trump Plans to Bypass the Courts to Deport as Many People as Possible

    02/23/2017 12:42:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Intercept ^ | February 23, 2017 | Ryan Devereaux
    On Tuesday, the Department of Homeland Security released a pair of memos laying out how the agency intends to implement President Donald Trump’s executive orders on domestic immigration enforcement. In addition to calling for a massive increase in the number of immigration agents and the deputizing of local and state law enforcement across the country — described in the documents as a “force multiplier”— the memos dramatically expand the range of people who can be deported without seeing a judge. “I see now what the plan is,” Greg Siskind, a Tennessee-based immigration attorney and a member of the American Immigration...
  • Pritzker Calls for Bizarre Protest After Trump Strips Transgender Protections (They're CRAZY!)

    02/23/2017 12:12:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    WMAQ-TV ^ | February 23, 2017 | Tom Schuba
    Prospective Democratic gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker slammed President Donald Trump Thursday for stripping federal protections that allowed transgender students to use school bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identities, but his idea for a protest raised some eyebrows. “As a protest against Trump’s rescinding protections for trans kids, everyone should use the other gender’s bathroom today,” Pritzker tweeted alongside the hashtag #protecttranskids....
  • A Pleasant Day Protesting All Things Trump

    02/23/2017 12:01:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | February 23, 2017 | Charles Lipson
    It was a beautiful day in the neighborhood. That’s unusual for Presidents’ Day in Chicago, where the weather is typically a mournful dirge for Abraham Lincoln and George Washington, with blowing snow and biting wind. But in 2017, it was a gentle, sunny day that felt like mid-May. A good day for a protest, and one had gathered on the riverbank opposite Trump Tower. There were lots of police nearby, but they were relaxed, without much to do. The demonstration was clearly peaceful, so I decided to walk over and see what it was about. It was about President Donald...
  • 13 arrested at ‘Not My President’s Day’ protest (Portland, Oregon)

    02/23/2017 3:18:19 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    KOIN-TV ^ | February 20, 2017 | Tim Becker and Staff
    PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A “Not My President” protest on President’s Day ended with the arrests of 13 people, Portland Police Bureau said. Rallies were held around the country Monday as the nation observed the holiday. In Portland, a group of protesters gathered on the sidewalk outside the Federal Building before spilling into the street. According to police, event organizers didn’t get a permit for a road closure or street use. Police said the group blocked traffic at SW 3rd Avenue and Madison Street. Officers on bicycles rode into the area and asked protesters to clear the street. When that...
  • Keith Ellison Supporters Warn Of Fallout If He Loses DNC Chair Race

    02/23/2017 2:26:31 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | February 21, 2017 | Daniel Marans
    Days after the November election, the progressive wing of the Democratic Party was ascendant. There was no greater sign of its rising stature than the momentum Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota was enjoying in his race to chair the Democratic National Committee. Ellison, co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and a supporter of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) during the 2016 presidential primary, was racking up endorsements not only from Sanders and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), but establishment figures as well, including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers — both of...
  • Trump's Mandate: Make America Prosperous Again

    02/23/2017 12:53:36 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 23, 2017 | Michael G. Zey
    Americans elected Donald Trump President of the United States because they believe he has the skills and determination to revive a stagnant economy and resuscitate the once-vaunted American jobs-creation machine. The president is issuing executive orders and formulating new legislation to fulfill his promise to slash regulations, increase America’s energy output and fund infrastructure projects. He has convinced Carrier, GM, and other companies to keep jobs in America and induced foreign enterprises Samsung and Alibaba to consider bringing jobs to the U.S. Not surprisingly, since Trump’s election optimism about the economy has soared, companies seem more willing to hire and...
  • Democratic Governor Tells Cops Not to Obey Trump Immigration Policy

    02/22/2017 5:36:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    LawNewz ^ | February 22, 2017 | Rachel Stockman
    Connecticut’s Democratic governor, Dannel Malloy, told local police and law enforcement that they basically don’t have to abide by federal requests to detain undocumented immigrants. On top of that, he pretty much encouraged them not to cooperate with federal agents all together. “ICE detainer requests are requests, they are not warrants or orders and this should only be honored as set forth in Connecticut law, unless accompanied by a judicial warrant,” Malloy said in a letter sent to local law enforcement on Wednesday. Malloy’s letter was sent a day after the Trump administration issued sweeping guidelines that targeted millions of...
  • Ivanka Trump visits center for minority-owned businesses

    02/22/2017 4:11:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Columbus Republic ^ | February 22, 2017 | Catherine Lucey, The Associated Press
    Ivanka Trump has expanded her research on economic policy with a visit to a Baltimore center for minority-owned small businesses. A White House official confirmed the Wednesday visit to the Raymond V. Haysbert Center for Entrepreneurship at the Greater Baltimore Urban League. The official said Trump participated in a round table discussion with business owners....
  • Tucker’s guest to Trump: ‘Way more people have protested than were at your Nazi inaguration’

    02/22/2017 3:37:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 22, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Fireworks abound during Tucker Carlson’s show on Fox News Monday night when he invited Sunsara Taylor, an organizer with Refuse Fascism, to discuss the organization’s manifesto. Refuse doesn’t mince words, describing the Trump administration as illegitimate and having roots in misogyny, white supremacy, and warmongering. Oh, and they hate women and deny science. For the good of humanity, we must all resist this fascist regime that has control of nuclear weapons. (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Taylor went right into it with Tucker who initially asked if this is a fascist administration, how could it be that she could be on his show, alluding...
  • Thousands of new auto jobs expected in west Alabama

    02/22/2017 1:47:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    WBRC-TV ^ | February 21, 2017 | Kelvin Reynolds
    TUSCALOOSA COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - Thousands of automotive jobs are coming to west Alabama but to get those jobs, you will require technical skill and training. They're jobs with current and future automotive parts suppliers for companies like Mercedes Benz US International. Donny Jones, COO for the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama, says training for those jobs is already underway. "What we're seeing with the power grant and the $1.5 million we'll have an adult education component in K through 12 and preparing people for the jobs coming available here in West Alabama," Jones said. The positions are coming...
  • Tech firm Levementum planning to add 175 high-wage jobs ($88,000 a year in Indiana)

    02/22/2017 1:17:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Indianapolis Business Journal ^ | February 22, 2017 | Staff
    Arizona-based tech firm Levementum LLC, which opened an Indianapolis office less than a year ago, announced expansion plans Wednesday that include creating as many as 175 jobs in Indiana over the next five years. The customer-relationship management consultancy, which has 11 Indiana employees, plans to move in March to a 5,000-square-foot office space in The Union 525 building at 525 S. Meridian St. in downtown Indianapolis. The company has been housed in co-working spaces in Fountain Square and Fletcher Place with some employees working remotely. Indiana economic development officials said the company plans to hire consultants, developers and strategic account...
  • Alevo Energy eyes $250M expansion, 202 new jobs (North Carolina)

    02/22/2017 1:07:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Charlotte Business Journal ^ | February 22, 2017 | Ken Elkins
    Concord-based Alevo Energy is considering spending more than $250 million to expand production at its utility battery plant and add 202 jobs there. This week, Concord City Council voted to offer Alevo $4.2 million in corporate incentives if it chooses to expand and add jobs over the coming five years. Cabarrus County is considering a similar offer. “The jobs and the investment can have an important impact on the whole community,” says Joseph Beasley, economic development coordinator at the city of Concord. For Alevo, the project would become the first major infusion of capital since its owners announced in 2014...
  • Popeyes sold to Burger King parent for $1.8 billion

    02/22/2017 12:52:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Atlanta Business Journal ^ | February 21, 2017 | Jacques Couret
    Love that Chicken from... Ontario? Restaurant Brands International Inc. (NYSE: QSR) will buy Atlanta-based Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Inc. (NASDAQ: PLKI) for $1.8 billion. Popeyes shareholders will get $79 in cash a share at closing -- a premium of 27 percent based on Popeyes’ 30-trading day Volume Weighted Average Price as of Feb. 10. The deal, expected to close by early April 2017, brings the New Orleans spicy chicken brand to the Ontario, Canada-based company that owns Burger King and Tim Hortons. Popeyes will continue to be managed independently in the United States. RBI plans to continue developing the brand at...
  • Dakota pipeline builder says oil could flow in as few as two weeks

    02/22/2017 12:26:44 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 22, 2017 | Tom Kutsch and James Hill
    On the eve of the deadline for anti-Dakota Access Pipeline protesters to vacate camps in North Dakota, the company in charge of construction said in a court filing on Tuesday that oil could start flowing in as early as two weeks, beating previous estimates. Texas-based developer Energy Transfer Partners, the builder of the pipeline whose construction has sparked protests since last August over its location, said in the filing to the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., that the company "estimates and targets that the pipeline will be complete and ready to flow oil anywhere between the week of March...
  • Trump pledges to unite 'divided country' after African-American history museum visit

    02/21/2017 9:47:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | February 21, 2017 | Jeremy Diamond
    President Donald Trump pledged Tuesday to combat bigotry and unite what he called a "divided country" after wrapping up his first visit to the National Museum of African American History and Culture. "Today and every day of my presidency I pledge to do everything I can to continue that promise of freedom for African-Americans and for every American," Trump said, calling his tour "a meaningful reminder of why we have to fight bigotry and hatred and intolerance." "We're going to bring this country together. We have a divided country that's been divided for many, many years, but we're going to...
  • Outside coastal cities an ‘other America’ has different values and challenges

    02/21/2017 5:36:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | February 21, 2017 | Chris Arnade in Youngstown, Ohio
    Anthony Rice’s house in Youngstown, Ohio is a mile away from a river valley once filled with factories offering jobs. Many of those left in the 1980s, and with them, many residents. His home is one of the few occupied on the street. Empty lots or boarded-up homes make up most of the block. He points to those remaining, listing his neighbors and their age. They are all over 70. “This neighborhood is okie-dokie, although not much goes down here”, he says. “Stores used to be all around here, but they mostly gone. The people left are either too old...