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  • Trump vs. Hillary latest poll: New numbers show Clinton's lead shrinking dramatically

    06/29/2016 10:34:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Birmingham News ^ | June 29, 2016 | Leada Gore
    The latest poll on the 2016 race for the White House shows Democrat Hillary Clinton leading Republican Donald Trump by just 2 percentage points. The Quinnipiac University poll showed Clinton was the choice of 42 percent of the voters compared to 40 percent for Trump. The poll reflects a closer race than previously thought, with some recent polls showing Clinton up by more than 13 points. The previous Quinnipiac poll, conducted June 1, had Clinton edging Trump 45 percent to 41 percent. When third party candidates are added to the results – Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson and Green Party's Jill...
  • Exclusive: NRA to run $2 million Benghazi-themed ad campaign for Trump

    06/29/2016 8:37:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    USA Today | June 29, 2016 | Donovan Slack
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/06/29/nra-2-million-ad-campaign-trump-benghazi/86484306/
  • Darryl Glenn wins Republican U.S. Senate primary

    06/28/2016 11:02:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Durango Herald ^ | June 28, 2016 | Peter Marcus
    DENVER – Darryl Glenn emerged as the winner Tuesday following a divisive and chaotic five-man Republican U.S. Senate race that observers saw as uncertain to the last minute. Glenn will now turn his attention to incumbent Democrat Michael Bennet, who has received more than $7.6 million in individual contributions and has more than $5.7 million in the bank, after already purchasing significant television advertising in recent months. Glenn, an El Paso County commissioner, earned 37 percent of the vote as of 8:30 p.m. He was followed by Jack Graham with 25 percent, Robert Blaha with 16 percent, Jon Keyser with...
  • Women and the draft: They’re divided over registration

    06/28/2016 10:34:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Virgin Islands Daily News ^ | June 28, 2016 | Stephanie Akin, CQ-Roll Call
    With Congress lined up for a battle over whether women should be required to register for the draft, there’s one group that is solidly against the idea, a new poll suggests: women themselves. Women are much less likely than men to say women should be required to register for Selective Service when they turn 18, according to a poll conducted June 18-20 by The Economist/YouGov. Thirty-nine percent of women supported registration for women, compared to 61 percent of men. The question is largely theoretical since the United States ended the draft in 1973 as the Vietnam War was winding down....
  • I hate Donald Trump. But he might get my vote.

    06/28/2016 9:57:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 28, 2016 | Jim Ruth
    No Trump campaign buttons or bumper stickers for me. I’m part of the new silent majority: those who don’t like Donald Trump but might vote for him anyway. For many of us, Trump has only one redeeming quality: He isn’t Hillary Clinton. He doesn’t want to turn the United States into a politically correct, free-milk-and-cookies, European-style social democracy where every kid (and adult, too) gets a trophy just for showing up. Members of this new silent majority, many of us front-wave baby boomers, value hard work and love the United States the way it was. We long for a bygone...
  • Texas drillers may start hiring soon, as long as prices hold up

    06/28/2016 2:26:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | June 28, 2016 | Collin Eaton
    HOUSTON – Rising crude prices could spur hiring across the Texas oil patch by August, a regional economist says, beginning a slow but steady reversal in the state’s energy employment after struggling drillers shed 1 in 3 jobs. Over the past two months, a dozen U.S. oil companies — including Devon Energy and Pioneer Natural Resources — have announced plans to plow an extra $600 million into their shale fields in Texas and elsewhere as crude prices hover near $50 a barrel. Several have dispatched new rigs and received drilling permits. Next, they’ll start hiring new people – unless, of...
  • Republican Ryan wants trade talks with Britain

    06/28/2016 1:28:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 28, 2016 | Patricia Zengerle
    Paul Ryan, the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, called on Tuesday for Washington, in parallel with its negotiations with Europe, to pursue a separate free trade agreement with Britain, once it has formally separated from the European Union. Ryan, the highest-ranking elected Republican in the United States, echoed a call from many members of his party, who have dismissed President Barack Obama's contention that Britain will be at the "back of the queue" for trade talks. Obama issued that warning in April when he intervened to try to persuade Britons to vote to remain in the June 23...
  • Clinton wants to ‘staple’ green cards on STEM grads' diplomas

    06/28/2016 12:56:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Computerworld ^ | June 28, 2016 | Patrick Thibodeau
    As president, Hillary Clinton would support the automatic granting of green cards, or permanent residency, to foreign students who earn advanced STEM degrees in the U.S. Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, said she wants the U.S. to "staple" green cards to the diplomas of non-citizens who earn master's or Ph.D. degrees in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering or math) "from accredited institutions."(continued)
  • State worried about Marine uniforms during attack (Benghazi)

    06/28/2016 12:46:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Politico ^ | June 28, 2016 | Rachael Bade
    State Department officials on an emergency conference call during the Benghazi attack brought up concerns about whether Marines that might have been deployed should wear uniforms — something officials previously said could hurt diplomacy in the region, according to House Benghazi investigators. The final GOP-authored House Benghazi report released Tuesday included new details of a two-hour video teleconference call the night of the attack, a session led by White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough. Clinton and top Defense officials were also on the call, which was supposed to center on how to get Americans out of harm's way. But...
  • Key #NeverTrump Leader Announces He's Now #MaybeTrump

    06/28/2016 11:42:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Charisma News' Chaisma Caucus ^ | June 28, 2016 | Bob Eschliman
    Matt Barber, one of the founding members of the #NeverTrump faction, has said he's glad he attended the gathering of evangelical leaders in New York City last week to meet with Donald Trump. The founder and editor of BarbWire.com was an early and enthusiastic supporter of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in the Republican presidential primary. But he recently wrote about his experience in The Big Apple for his website, noting the experience has moved him away from #NeverTrump to #MaybeTrump: For better or worse, this election has come down to two people: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Anyone who...
  • Why we must support Donald Trump

    06/27/2016 10:31:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 27, 2016 | Carol Brown
    I supported Ted Cruz during the primaries and struggled mightily with Donald Trump (and in many ways still do). But I will vote for Trump in November, because as intrigued as I was early on by the NeverTrump movement, it’s clear these folks (who stand on soap boxes of personal integrity) are putting self before country. David Horowitz and Daniel Greenfield of Front Page Magazine are two conservatives among many who have been covering the urgent need to get behind Trump. Writing in forceful and eloquent ways, they are sounding the alarm, pointing out critical differences between Trump and Clinton....
  • Donald Trump alleges Hillary Clinton received money from Indian politicians for nuclear deal support

    06/27/2016 9:57:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Times of India ^ | June 25, 2016 | The Press Trust of India
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has alleged that his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton received funds from Indian political leaders and institutions in return for supporting the India-US civil nuclear deal. The Trump campaign has published these allegations in a 35-page booklet, but none of them are new and they have been in the public domain for several years now. Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, has refuted these allegations several times in the past. In a statement, the Trump's campaign said the information provided in the booklet is an in-depth summary of the top 50 facts about Clinton's record that...
  • Trump Starts Tracking, Targeting Fans With Web Ad Software

    06/27/2016 8:09:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    NBC News ^ | June 27, 2016 | Ari Levy, CNBC
    Donald Trump is finally acknowledging that his online activity has to go beyond just posting on Twitter and Facebook. The Republican Party's presumptive nominee for president has started using online advertising software from ad-tech company Rocket Fuelthat can help the campaign track user behavior, send targeted messages to prospective supporters and engage with fans. CNBC.com learned of the addition by using Ghostery, a browser plug-in that shows all the data tracking tools running on a website. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders turned to ad-tech software early on in the Democratic primary, as did Ted Cruz and others on the Republican...
  • The Missing Men

    06/27/2016 7:03:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | June 27, 2016 | Derek Thompson
    Millions of men in the prime of their lives are missing from the labor force. Could a big U.S. housing construction project bring them back? Something is rotten in the U.S. economy. Poor men without a college degree are disappearing from the labor force. The share of prime-age men (ages 25-54) who are neither working nor looking for work has doubled since the 1970s. The U.S.’s labor participation rate for this group of men is lower than every country in the OECD except for Israel (an outlier, because of the high number of non-working Orthodox Jewish men) and Italy (an...
  • U.S. Shale Producers Just Won Their Biggest Legal Case In Years

    06/27/2016 5:57:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Oil Price ^ | June 23, 2016 | Dave Forest
    Fracking is once again becoming a hot topic in the oil and gas world., with Germany moving Tuesday to impose an indefinite ban on the unconventional drilling technique. But in the U.S. this week the story was the opposite. Oil and gas drillers won a critical legal victory over the future of fracking in America’s shale plays. That came in Wyoming, where a District Judge struck down a set of tougher rules on fracking that had been implemented by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) early last year. Last March, the BLM came down hard on the U.S. shale...
  • Clinton struggling in some reliably blue states

    06/27/2016 1:42:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | June 26, 2016 | Ashe Schow
    Despite an increasing lead over businessman Donald Trump in head-to-head matchups, presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is struggling to connect in some reliably blue states. Washington Post authors Philip Rucker and John Wagner report that there's concern among Clinton supporters who believe Trump might do well in three Rust Belt states: Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. "In Michigan, Pennsylvania and, to a lesser extent, Wisconsin, an affinity for Trump's message of economic populism and nationalism has surprised many Democrats," Rucker and Wagner wrote. "These are big, industrial states they have carried for the past three decades — and where Clinton,...
  • Coors, Shanahan to host Donald Trump fundraiser in Colorado

    06/27/2016 11:59:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Denver Post ^ | June 27, 2016 | Mark Matthews
    Pete Coors and Mike Shanahan, a pair of giants in Colorado beer and football, are two of several boldfaced names planning a Friday fundraiser for Donald Trump to coincide with the Republican candidate’s visit to the state that day for the Western Conservative Summit. While the names on the host committee may suggest a Sunday-tailgate kind of affair — Coors is a longtime beer executive and Shanahan used to coach the Denver Broncos — the entry fee to the presidential fundraiser is decidedly more expensive than what one would find in the parking lot of Mile High stadium. It’s at...
  • Donald Trump schedules Ohio rally for Tuesday

    06/27/2016 10:56:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch's The Daily Briefing ^ | June 27, 2016 | Michelle Everhart-Sullivan
    Donald Trump will make his first stop in Ohio since before the March primary. The Tuesday event will be in St. Clairsville, along the Ohio river and about two hours east of Columbus. Trump, the Republican presumptive presidential nominee, will have a 7 p.m. rally at the Ohio University Eastern Campus - Health and Physical Fitness Building, 45425 National Road. It's an area friendly to Trump. He won most of the counties along the Ohio river in the March primary. Trump's organization in must-win Ohio has lagged presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, who has had four stop here since...
  • Fewer than half of Bernie Sanders backers in Texas say they'll vote for Clinton, poll shows

    06/27/2016 8:48:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | June 27, 2016 | Bobby Blanchard
    Texas supporters of Bernie Sanders are more reluctant to support Hillary Clinton than Ted Cruz supporters are to support Donald Trump, according to a new poll released Monday morning. The University of Texas / Texas Politics Project Poll found Texas voters who supported Cruz's presidential campaign are more likely to support Trump than Sanders supporters are to support Clinton. Nearly 70 percent of Cruz voters are ready to vote for Trump, but just 40 percent of Sanders supporters are ready to vote for the former secretary of state. "Sanders has been reluctant to throw in the towel and endorse Clinton....
  • Living tissue 3D printing: Breakthrough could lead to creation of new organs

    Researchers at the University of Bristol have developed the bio-ink, created by scientists at the University of Bristol, from stem cells. It is expected to pave the way for the production of complex tissues to replace diseased or damaged areas of the body such as knees and hips and eventually the creation of vital organs. Lead researcher Dr Adam Perriman, an expert in cellular medicine at the University of Bristol, said: “This is a very exciting development which we believe could lead to a revolution in the treatment of diseases like osteoarthritis and other causes of tissue damage. “This approach...
  • The Hillary Campaign Should Be Panicking

    06/26/2016 7:51:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 26, 2016 | Sarah Isgur Flores, The Weekly Standard
    <p>If Hillary Clinton's campaign headquarters isn't in a state of panic right now, it should be.Senior operatives in Brooklyn just watched Donald Trump spend the last month flailing from one gaffe to another, all while failing to raise as much money as a mildly competitive congressional campaign.</p>
  • Man featured in Elizabeth Warren's anti-Trump ad voted for Trump

    06/26/2016 3:33:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 26, 2016
    Michael Levin’s photogenic, mixed-race family appears straight from central casting for the modern American middle-class family, seemingly the perfect choice to be featured in Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s video for MoveOn attacking presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Just one problem: Levin is not anti-Trump. In fact, he voted for the billionaire businessman in the Massachusetts primary. “On Monday I got a text from a friend who said, ‘Hey, I just saw you in the new Warren video attacking Trump.’ And I thought, ‘You've got to be kidding me,’” Levin told "Fox and Friends" on Sunday. “I watched the video,...
  • A 'Moral Obligation' To Protest Trump, Says Michael Eric Dyson

    06/26/2016 3:19:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | June 19, 2016 | All Things Considered
    Professor Michael Eric Dyson argues in a New Republic article that people "have a positive moral obligation to protest the nomination of this racist demagogue" at the GOP convention. He explains why. MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: One thing about which there is no dispute is that Donald Trump has made himself the center of political conversation this year. Case in point - a provocative new piece in the New Republic by Michael Eric Dyson, an ordained minister and a professor of sociology at Georgetown University. In his piece, Professor Dyson writes that Trump's soon-to-be nomination as the Republican presidential nominee has...
  • On immigration, the white working class is fearful

    06/25/2016 10:26:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Brookings Institute ^ | June 24, 2016 | William A. Galston
    Supporters listen as U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to voters at a rally at the The Myrtle Beach Sports Center in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, February 19, 2016. REUTERS/Randall Hill Although a few political analysts have been focusing on the white working class for years, it is only in response to the rise of Donald Trump that this large group of Americans has begun to receive the attention it deserves. Now, thanks to a comprehensive survey that the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) undertook in collaboration with the Brookings Institution, we can speak with some precision about the...
  • Over 1 million people sign petition calling for a second EU referendum

    06/25/2016 9:22:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    AOL News ^ | June 25, 2016 | Liza Hearon, Mashable
    LONDON — A petition calling for the UK to hold a second referendum on membership in the European Union surpassed 1.3 million signatures on Saturday, in the wake of Britain's vote to leave the 28-member bloc. The demand to sign the parliamentary petition briefly caused the government website to crash on Friday. A House of Commons spokeswoman told the Guardian that the site was temporarily taken down due to "exceptionally high volumes of simultaneous users on a single petition, significantly higher than on any previous occasion." In the referendum, 17,410,742 voted to leave and 16,141,241 voted to stay — a...
  • Column: Gingrich favored to win Trump’s VP sweepstakes

    06/25/2016 9:09:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 86 replies
    The Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star ^ | June 25, 2016 | Justin Haskins
    LOVE HIM or hate him, there’s never been a presidential candidate quite like Donald Trump, and there’s never been a presidential campaign season quite like this. All the ordinary rules etched into political science textbooks about how politicians should walk, talk and strategize have been tossed out the window. It’s a new political world, and that makes the political-prediction business as unreliable as the weather—and at times, as volatile as hurricane season. But this is precisely why at this chaotic moment in U.S. history, when it feels as though almost anything can happen, Trump will likely pick as his vice-presidential...
  • Why Irish-Americans hope Donald trumps Hillary in the race for the White House

    06/25/2016 8:37:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Belfast Telegraph ^ | June 25, 2016
    Do I cringe sometimes when I hear Trump say something outlandish? Yes, sure I do, but I know that he's super-intelligent and a street-fighter. He can sort out the myriad of social problems that exist in the US today. Trump gets himself noticed by saying outrageous things but there's so much more to him than rhetoric," says Gerry Dunleavy. If The Donald pops into his hotel and golf resort in Doonbeg, Co Clare today, he'll surely blush. It was 1978 when a young Gerry crossed the Atlantic, eventually settling in the affluent suburb of Winchester, north of Boston. He left...
  • Bill Maher Warns Brexit Vote a ‘Harbinger’ for President Donald Trump

    06/25/2016 7:12:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | June 25, 2016 | Matt Wilstein
    Typically, Bill Maher begins his weekly Real Time show on HBO by telling his audience, “I know why you’re happy tonight” and then mentioning some positive news story that happened that week. This week, on the heels of the United Kingdom’s vote to “Brexit” the European Union, the host went with, “I guess you don’t have any money in the stock market.” “The issue got hijacked by a bunch of anti-immigration isolationists who were obsessed with the idea that foreigners are stealing their jobs,” Maher said of the world-changing referendum. “Thank god something like that could never happen here.” The...
  • FBI questions employees at mall in W Palm Beach in attempt to retrace Mateen's steps...

    06/25/2016 6:58:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | June 25, 2016 | Jessica Chia
    FBI agents have questioned employees at a Florida mall in an attempt to trace the steps of homegrown terrorist Omar Mateen after he killed 49 people at the gay nightclub Pulse. Investigators visited CityPlace in West Palm Beach, Florida, about 170 miles south of Pulse, and asked employees at a movie theater along with two restaurants whether they had seen Mateen. WSVN also reported Mateen had visited the mall as recently as five days before the mass shooting. Mateen had visited the shopping mall five times between February 25 of this year to June 6, less than a week before...
  • Coding bootcamps: Can you believe their claims?

    06/25/2016 6:29:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | June 25, 2016 | Max Lewontin
    The bootcamps promise 12-week immersive training programs, but critics say high job placement numbers may not be credible. Will federal loans help or undermine credibility and costs? To many students and career-changers hoping to gain programming skills and break into the lucrative tech world, coding bootcamps can seem like a promising option. Since 2012, such bootcamps have offered hands-on, intensive technical training in as little as 12 weeks, boasting job placements as high as 98 or 99 percent once students complete the program. But while advocates pitch them as an alternative to a traditional degree program, critics point to their...
  • TRUMP: WE’RE ASKING BERNIE SANDERS VOTERS TO JOIN OUR MOVEMENT

    06/25/2016 6:09:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Regated ^ | June 22, 2016 | Sam Wenkert
    Give it up, Bernie Bots. As we previously mentioned in an article, we are fully expecting Bernie Sanders supporters to convert and vote for Donald Trump in the general election. They love him! Earlier this week, REGATED’s Mark Hammond talked to Bernie Sander supporters and asked them why they still supported Sanders. Some of them are considering switching to the Trump Train. And now, this morning, during his Crooked Clinton speech, Trump said it himself. Bernie Sanders supporters are welcome aboard!(VIDEO-AT-LINK) “The insiders wrote the rules of the game to keep themselves in power and in money. That’s why we’re...
  • Hamilton adds a Hillary Clinton fundraiser performance

    06/25/2016 5:44:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | June 25, 2016 | Nick Romano
    Hillary Clinton is about to get a boost of Tony-winning star power. According to an email sent to subscribers on Saturday, the Clinton campaign announced an extra performance of Broadway’s Hamilton has been added as a fundraiser to support the presumed democratic presidential nominee. Set up by the Hillary Victory Fund, the performance will be a Tuesday matinee on July 12 at the Richard Rodgers Theater in New York City. Tickets start at $2,700 for general seating and go all the way up to “event chair” seating at $100,000, which includes “two Premium Seats and Wrap Party with Hillary and...
  • Britain voted for Brexit because it wants to be Canada — and we hate the idea

    06/25/2016 4:29:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The National Post ^ | June 24, 2016 | Colby Cosh
    In the wake of Thursday’s surprising Brexit vote and the subsequent, near-immediate collapse of British Prime Minister David Cameron, a curious phenomenon has become apparent: Canadian pundits mostly think the referendum was a disaster. There is very little sympathy here — among an intelligentsia that is heavily Anglo — being expressed for Euroskepticism and the various motivations behind the Leave campaign’s victory. I might have voted Remain myself if my great-grandparents’ generation hadn’t lit out for the great plains, but isn’t there something obviously unusual about our view of the transatlantic frenzy? Canada is a political entity defined by its...
  • Lowest-paid governor’s wife now waitressing

    06/25/2016 2:41:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    USA Today | June 24, 2016 | Donovan Slack
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2016/06/24/lowest-paid-governor-wife-now-waiting-tables/86345342/
  • Most Investors Prefer Donald Trump As President Over Hillary Clinton, Poll Reveals

    06/25/2016 12:57:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | June 25, 2016 | Christian Savoy
    A high percentage of voters who operate in the stock market say that Donald Trump would be a better president than Hillary Clinton for their portfolios, and one in four said they would change their asset mix if he was elected, while a similar percentage would if the Democrats win. A recent poll from Bloomberg and Morning Consult revealed that investors prefer picked Trump over Clinton as president. According to the report, 50% of respondents said Trump would be better for their portfolios while 33% chose Clinton as a better alternative. Another 17% of respondents were not sure which candidate...
  • Harbinger Of The Future: 7 Times Militant Progressive Left Used Violence To Shut Down Trump

    06/25/2016 12:56:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 25, 2016 | Nicholas Gilbertson
    As presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump gears up for the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in July – where he is almost certain to face angry progressive protesters – Breitbart News has compiled a list of the worst examples of anti-Trump violence so far this year. Below is a list of some of the most violent progressive demonstrations that have happened at Trump events across the country throughout the GOP primaries—a harbinger of what is likely to come in the days, weeks and months ahead. In one case, an anti-Trump protester even tried to murder Trump just this week. As...
  • Donald Trump Thinks Brexit Foreshadows His Victory. Here's Why He May Be Right

    06/24/2016 11:59:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Forbes ^ | June 24, 2016 | David Schrieberg
    It’s not surprising that Donald Trump has been riding the Brexit bandwagon. In the days before Thursday’s referendum on Britain’s continued membership in the European Union – the results of which have been roiling global markets since the “leave” camp pulled a stunning victory – Trump had been saying that he would vote to leave. He’s not British, so he couldn’t – but that didn’t stop him from claiming his piece of the victory. On Friday, during a visit to Scotland to inaugurate a newly renovated golf course at the Trump Turnberry Resort, he took to his favorite medium to...
  • Leaked Documents Reveal Hillary’s Luxurious Demands For Private Speech

    06/24/2016 11:58:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 22, 2016 | Alex Pfeiffer
    Democratic National Committee documents leaked by a hacker Tuesday reveal that Hillary Clinton’s requirements to give a speech included a private flight and a luxurious presidential hotel suite. One of the documents leaked is a form filled out by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Foundation for the Harry Walker Agency. The Harry Walker Agency is a speaker’s bureau, which represented Hillary Clinton. On top of the $225,000 fee for her 20 minute speech, the agency gave the UNLV Foundation “standard travel expenses” for Clinton. This “include[s] a chartered roundtrip private air transportation (e.g., a Gulfstream 450 or larger jet),...
  • Former OPM Director Linda Springer Endorses Trump

    06/24/2016 11:30:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    RTT News ^ | June 23, 2016 | Staff
    Donald Trump campaign has claimed that the presumptive GOP presidential nominee has received the endorsement of former U.S. Office of Personnel Management Director Linda M. Springer. Springer served as the eighth director of the office responsible for the federal government workforce. She previously was controller at the White House Office of Management and Budget. Springer described him as a proven leader with the strength and determination essential to address the critical challenges the United States is facing. "His commitment to America and repairing our ills has inspired millions. I look forward to joining with them in supporting this historic movement...
  • Abraham Lincoln Predicted Brexit and Trump’s Rise. Hillary Should Pay Attention

    06/24/2016 11:29:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Huffington Post's The Blog ^ | June 24, 2016 | Ariel Moutsatsos
    On August the 21st, 1858 Abraham Lincoln said: Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail; without it nothing can succeed. Consequently, he who molds public sentiment goes deeper than he who enacts statutes or pronounces decisions. Donald Trump and the pro-Brexit politicians such as Boris Johnson have benefitted from Lincoln’s assertion. Others haven’t learned from it. Some even insist on addressing public sentiment from a rational perspective. They throw facts and arguments at the people, thinking they can change public mood with information. Public sentiment is not rational, it’s emotional. I hate to point out the obvious...
  • Obama stepped in it with Brexit, but it’s not the first time his mouth has cost him politically

    06/24/2016 8:49:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 24, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    Former Conservative MP Louise Mensch cited President Obama sticking his beak in a British issue over the then-looming vote over whether the nation would remain in the European Union. Yesterday Britain made their choice known: they want out. And Mensch noted that once Obama decided to overreach and tell British voters that they should remain in the EU, support for the Leave camp increased. In the end, it seems to have been a contributing factor in the UK’s decision to say goodbye to the massive political project, long criticized, among other things, for usurping sovereignty among its member nations. That...
  • Trump has it right: This is our last chance at change

    06/24/2016 8:48:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The New York Post ^ | June 23, 2016 | Mark Cunningham
    If Donald Trump beats Hillary Clinton, it’ll be because he speaks directly to the voters — without the poll-driven, focus-grouped blandifying filter Hillary never leaves home without. The contrast was there again Wednesday. •He delivered a thumping speech full of applause lines that spoke directly to what regular Americans see as the nation’s problems. Lines like: “We will never be able to fix a rigged system by counting on the same people who rigged it in the first place.” And: “We reward companies for offshoring, and we punish companies for doing business in America and keeping our workers employed. This...
  • Joe Biden warns of 'xenophobia, nationalism, and isolationism' after Brexit vote

    06/24/2016 8:48:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | June 24, 2016 | Kevin Liptak, White House Producer
    Instability in Europe and beyond is providing "fertile terrain for reactionary politicians and demagogues," Vice President Joe Biden cautioned during remarks in Ireland on Friday. Listing global irritants like mass migration, terrorism, climate change, Biden said those factors are leading to leaders "peddling xenophobia, nationalism, and isolationism," including in the United States. "To play to our fears rather than, as Abraham Lincoln said, to appeal to our better angels, build walls instead of bridges -- it has been un-American what we have been seeing," Biden said in Dublin. "It's not who we have become. It is not who we are."...
  • Brexit should be a wake-up call to US liberals: don’t assume Trump will lose

    06/24/2016 5:38:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Vox ^ | June 24, 2016 | Andrew Prokop
    In the wake of the UK’s vote Thursday to leave the EU, comparisons of Brexit's  success to the rise of Donald Trump have been flying far and wide. This is only natural, since anti-immigrant, anti-elite, and nationalist sentiments played major roles in both shocking phenomena. Of course, many of these analogies are too facile. The US faces no comparable controversy over regulations from a transnational economic bureaucracy. The US electorate is much more diverse than Britain’s. Trump himself has massive weaknesses in personality, popularity, and campaign mechanics that an issue-oriented campaign doesn’t. And where "Leave" and "Remain" were essentially...
  • Jeff Roe: Cruz Could Play Big Part at Convention Unifying GOP Behind Trump

    06/24/2016 10:43:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 177 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 24, 2016 | Tim Hains
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Ted Cruz's campaign manager, Jeff Roe, comments on what Trump can do at the Republican Convention to unite the party: Give Ted Cruz a prominent role. JEFF ROE: I would be remiss if I didn't point out that without data, without online fund raising, they kicked my butt anyway. That's on top of us raising $93 million, which was a record (at the time) for Republican primaries, getting eight million votes. Mr. Trump has a way to control the news cycle. I believe they will be able to put it together, but they have to get going now. The...
  • This Black Pastor Says His 'Attitude Changed' on Donald Trump After Meeting With 900 Evangelicals

    06/24/2016 10:42:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | June 23, 2016 | Samuel Smith
    Conservative evangelical bishop E.W. Jackson says that his "attitude" about Donald Trump changed as a result of Tuesday's meeting between Trump and hundreds of America's top evangelical leaders in New York City. Jackson, who is the founder of the conservative nonprofit S.T.A.N.D., said in a conference call during the meeting that he can now back the presumptive Republican nominee instead of just preferring him over presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. "What I am hoping we will see is the evangelical community unify around Donald Trump because we just don't have any choice," Jackson said. "I hope that there will be...
  • After this vote the UK is diminished, our politics poisoned

    06/24/2016 9:19:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | June 24, 2016 | Gary Younge
    During the campaign the very worst impulses were given free rein and voice. Britain is not greater for this decision but smaller, weaker and more vulnerable In the end those who placed their faith in the “experts” were always going to be disappointed. The pollsters were wrong; the currency traders were wrong; the pundits were confounded. People who did not feel they had been heard have not just spoken. Given a one-off chance to tell the world what they think of how they are governed they have screamed a piercing cry of alienation and desperation. Given the choice between the...
  • Uprising in the Rust Belt: They used to be Democrats. Now they could hand Trump the White House

    06/24/2016 9:18:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | June 24, 2016 | Keith O'Brien
    CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa.—Donald Trump’s road to the White House begins here: on a four-lane highway, just east of Pittsburgh, past the roadside taverns, burned-out gas stations, and parking lots choked with weeds, up into the dark fingers of the Allegheny Mountains, and then down into the valley that was once home to steelworkers, coal miners and party-line Democrats. Regis Karlheim once counted himself among that third group. A farmer’s son, Karlheim grew up doing two things: voting Democratic and growing potatoes. “It was a lot of good years in potatoes,” he said. “Everybody and their brother grew potatoes in Cambria...
  • 'Brexit is proof that Trump will be the next president'

    06/24/2016 9:17:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | June 24, 2016 | Khaleda Rahman
    As Donald Trump flew in to Scotland today after the UK's seismic break with the European Union, parallels have been drawn with the anti-immigration message that led to Brexit and his rise to presumptive Republican presidential candidate. Many have pointed out the similarities between Britain's decision to leave the EU and Trump's campaign - and believe it is an indication of how Americans will vote on November 8, which could see Trump in the White House. The Donald's arrival in the UK will be seen by many as a meeting of minds - two worlds colliding with shared views including...
  • Supreme Court impasse on immigration threatens 'Dreamers,' too

    06/23/2016 10:24:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Politico ^ | June 23, 2016 | Josh Gerstein and Seung Min Kim
    The president insists Thursday's decision wouldn't affect other 'deferred action' programs. Legal experts say he's probably wrong. When it comes to the effect of the Supreme Court's immigration decision on the millions of young “Dreamers” who were brought illegally to the United States as kids, President Barack Obama is hoping that saying something often enough wills it to be true. During his abruptly announced appearance in the White House briefing room Thursday, Obama said no fewer than six times that the court's deadlock effectively killing his second round of immigration executive actions would have no impact on Round One: his...