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  • Pro-Trump rally scheduled for Madison’s Town Park (Georgia)

    02/23/2017 7:46:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet
    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 · 42 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...
  • Podesta: 'Forces within the FBI' may have cost Clinton election

    02/21/2017 5:17:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Politico ^ | February 21, 2017 | Aidan Quigley
    Former Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta said Monday that “forces within the FBI” may have sought to elect Donald Trump as president. “There are at least forces within the FBI that wanted her to lose,” Podesta said during an interview with John Heilemann hosted by NewCo. Podesta offered no evidence to back-up his speculation. “I’m not sure they really understood the alternative, but they wanted her to lose. I think that’s one possibility.” These “forces” could have played a role in FBI Director James Comey’s controversial decision to alert Congress 11 days before the election that the FBI was...
  • These Republicans didn’t like Trump at first. They do now.

    02/21/2017 12:02:40 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    WBAP-AM ^ | February 20, 2017 | CNN
    In the beginning, they didn’t care for Donald Trump. “Trump’s a buffoon,” David Searles said before casting a vote for Marco Rubio in the New Hampshire primary. “He scares me,” Rebecca Meyer said before settling on Ben Carson in South Carolina’s primary. “He’s not presidential,” Gail Francioli said after backing Ohio Gov. John Kasich in that state’s primary. Yet like nearly nine out of 10 Republicans nationwide, Searles, Meyer and Francioli supported Trump in the general election. And like the vast majority of Republicans, they support him still. In fact, these one-time-skeptics are part of the bulwark that is bolstering...
  • Trump supporters see a successful president — and are frustrated with critics who don’t

    02/20/2017 11:41:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 19, 2017 | Jenna Johnson and David Weigel
    MELBOURNE, Fla. — Many of President Trump’s most dedicated supporters — the sort who waited for hours in the Florida sun this weekend for his first post-inauguration campaign rally — say their lives changed on election night. Suddenly they felt like their views were actually respected and in the majority. But less than one month into Trump’s term, many of his supporters say they once again feel under attack — perhaps even more so than before. Those who journeyed to Trump’s Saturday evening event on Florida’s Space Coast said that since the election, they have unfriended some of their liberal...
  • The Stop Trump protests are the ultimate virtue signal

    02/20/2017 9:38:03 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Spectator ^ | February 20, 2017 | Brendan O'Neill
    This afternoon, across Britain, the most pro-establishment demo of modern times will take place. Sure, the Stop Trump protesters gathering outside Parliament and elsewhere will look and sound rad. They’ll chant and rage and blow whistles and hold up placards with Trump done up like a tangerine Hitler. But don’t be fooled. These people are the militant wing of the old establishment. They’re radicals for the old status quo, pining for the pre-Brexit, pre-Trump era when their kind ruled and ordinary people knew their place. The aim of the Stop Trump gatherings is to encourage MPs to deny Trump a...
  • Good news for Trump from the heartlands of the Midwest

    02/20/2017 9:21:14 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Financial Times ^ | February 20, 2017 | Patti Waldmeir
    Notebook: Victory is a potent tool as is delivering on stump promises It is more than 100 days since Donald Trump was elected president of the US. Would he win again, if the vote were held today? Many in the US, not to mention the world, are tempted to say: no way. They think all reasonable people must surely be fed up with him by now, after three months of tweets mostly unbecoming of the presidency, scandals over everything from Russia to the Nordstrom department store and an immigration crackdown that has left even legal migrants fearing granny may be...
  • Changes: Trump to appear at CPAC

    02/20/2017 9:07:32 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 20, 2017 | Ed Morrissey
    What a difference a year — and an election — make. A year ago, Donald Trump canceled a planned appearance at CPAC, claiming a scheduling conflict with a campaign event in Wichita, Kansas. At the time, anti-Trump activists had been organizing a walkout of his speech, which left the impression that Trump didn’t want the drama. At the time, CPAC offered a sharp retort to the cancellation:(TWEET-AT-LINK) Clearly, all is now forgiven:(TWEET-AT-LINK) In this case, of course, it should be forgiven … or at least forgotten. Whether or not movement conservatives backed Trump a year ago is irrelevant now. Trump...
  • Where Will Barron Trump Go to School in Washington, D.C.?

    02/19/2017 5:37:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Town & Country ^ | December 12, 2016 | Sam Dangremond
    Will it be St. Albans, Sidwell Friends, or somewhere else entirely? We asked educational experts for their predictions. When President-elect Donald Trump and his family move to D.C.—Melania and Barron are planning to stay in New York City through the end of the school year—Barron Trump will be the first First Son since John F. Kennedy, Jr. to live there. And where he ends up in school is a big question. In 35 years, no First Kid has gone to a school other than Sidwell Friends, the private Quaker school where Sasha Obama is currently enrolled and from which both...
  • Nevada official says Tesla Gigafactory has over 1,000 workers and hiring 150-200 more each month

    02/19/2017 5:19:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Teslarati ^ | February 19, 2017 | Carolyn Fortuna
    Head of the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development says Tesla has hired more than 1,000 workers at its Gigafactory plant outside of Reno, and on pace to increase hiring by another 150 to 200 workers each month. Executive Director Steve Hill told the Senate Finance Committee last week during a budget review meeting that the California-based electric carmaker and energy company is ramping up hiring and expects the factory to have 3,200 workers by March 2018. “They’re hiring 150 to 200 more every month,” says Hill. News of Tesla’s workforce expansion comes on the heels of an independent audit...
  • NOW HIRING: Tempe company Endurance hiring 600, several Valley career fairs scheduled (Arizona)

    02/19/2017 4:50:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    KNXV-TV ^ | February 19, 2017 | Angie Koehle
    Looking for a new career? Valley employers are hiring and need quality workers. See if any of the positions fit your skill set. Endurance Tempe Endurance International Group in Tempe is hiring for 600 positions by Oct. 1. The company provides web hosting, domains and online solutions for small and medium-sized businesses. Positions include managers, technical support, sales and professional services. Apply here. Phoenix Career Fair Meet with dozens of employers in one day! The Phoenix Career Fair will be held Thursday, February 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Radisson Hotel Phoenix North. Come dressed to impress and...
  • Thelma and Louise and the Democrats

    02/19/2017 3:22:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Aspen Times ^ | February 19, 2017 | Glenn K. Beaton
    In the movie “Thelma and Louise,” a bullied Arkansas housewife and a harried waitress ditch their mundane lives for a road trip in their 1966 Thunderbird convertible. It doesn’t end well. In fact, it doesn’t even start well. Thelma, played by Gina Davis, gets drunk and is sexually assaulted. Louise, played by Susan Sarandon, rescues her. But then the assaulter insults them, so Louise shoots and kills him. Their road trip turns into a getaway. They figure they’ll escape to Mexico, but Louise won’t travel through Texas because she’d once been raped there. They loop north to Arizona by way...
  • It’s Time To ‘Primary’ Joe Manchin And Heidi Heitkamp And For Democrats To Have Guts

    02/19/2017 2:02:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | February 18, 2017 | Richard Greene, Author of "Words That Shook The World"
    My Democratic Party believes there is man-made climate change. My Democratic Party believes in science. My Democratic Party believes in protecting the environment. On February 17, 2017 two Democratic United States Senators voted for a man who is a climate denier, a science denier and a destroyer of the environment to head The Environmental Protection Agency. For that alone, Joe Manchin and Heidi Heitkamp must be “primaried” in 2018 and we should start finding qualified, principled, Progressive candidates in their states today who can take them on and represent true Democratic values in Congress. I don’t care that West Virginia...
  • President Trump is just Rubio or Bush with a Twitter account, Mitch McConnell says

    02/19/2017 1:28:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | February 17, 2017 | Sean Cockerham
    Republican President Donald Trump’s first month in office is the sort of beginning that any other Republican president may have had, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Friday. “As I look at what we might have expected from a President Mitt Romney or a President Marco Rubio, or a President Jeb Bush at the beginning of their tenures in office, I can’t see much difference between what President Trump is doing and what they would have done,” McConnell, R-Ky. told a Capitol news conference. Trump’s chaotic first month has included an appeals court rejection of his travel ban on citizens...
  • ‘Not My President’s Day’: Thousands Plan Anti-Trump Rallies Across U.S.

    02/19/2017 1:14:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    NBC News ^ | February 19, 2017 | Shira Tarlo
    From coast to coast, thousands of people across the U.S. are spending their President's Day weekend protesting Donald Trump's anti-immigration policies. Protesters wielding signs in Dallas, Los Angeles and New York poured into the streets on Saturday calling for the establishment of sanctuary cities in order to end ICE raids. Here's a look at other demonstrations scheduled for Sunday and Monday....
  • What Would It Take to Stop the Ice Raids? (New Left-wing strategy?)

    02/19/2017 2:28:28 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    It's Going Down ^ | February 17, 2017
    Over the past week, nearly 700 people have been rounded up in a wave of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) sweeps across the US. In response, people have blockaded roads and ICE vans and organized massive demonstrations. But what would it take to stop the raids altogether? The Assault In some parts of the US, the ICE assault involved brutal militarized raids in which officers smashed windows and set off flashbang grenades inside residential homes. In other places, everything happened so quietly as to go virtually unnoticed: here a bureaucratic change in the status of a prisoner, there the transfer...
  • Hillary Clinton's staffers are keeping up the fight

    02/19/2017 1:31:08 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | February 18, 2017 | Eric Bradner
    Zac Petkanas thought he was done with politics after the 2016 election. He was ready to move into the private sector -- or maybe chase a dream job in the art world. Then his boss, Hillary Clinton, lost. Within 48 hours -- infuriated by the Cabinet prospects being floated by Donald Trump's transition team, like Wisconsin sheriff David Clarke for homeland security secretary -- Petkanas had decided he couldn't change careers yet. "Tuesday was the election. Wednesday I was sleepless and tired and very sad," he said. "And Thursday I got extremely angry." Petkanas quickly transitioned from Clinton's director of...
  • Regional killings soar past 100, reach highest level in decade (Richmond, Virginia area)

    02/19/2017 12:50:49 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | February 18, 2017 | Mark Bowes
    Killings across the Richmond region soared in 2016 to the highest level in more than a decade, with African-Americans suffering the greatest loss of life at 81 percent of all victims. Homicides in the region’s four cities, three towns and 16 counties with a collective population of 1.26 million jumped 24 percent, from 98 in 2015 to 124 last year — the highest tally since 2005, when 132 killings occurred, according to a Richmond Times-Dispatch analysis of regional homicide data. The distressing loss of black lives continued at a disproportionately high pace in 2016, with 101 of the 124 victims,...
  • America Is Safer, in Less Than a Month

    02/18/2017 7:11:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | February 18, 2017 | Robert E. Heiler
    Consider this: What can we predict about the immediate political fallout if a substantial jihadist attack on American soil were to happen tomorrow? Answer: As we saw following 9/11, the visceral response is to rally around the flag; to see clearly the truth that despite our diverse spectrum of interests and opinions, there is much more connecting us than separating us. But the partisanship of the moment would profoundly affect the internal contours of that response. For starters, the response of President Donald Trump would mostly likely be predictable, somewhat juvenile, and entirely correct: “I told you so.” It is...
  • The Solution To Donald Trump Isn’t Impeachment (Lib tries to speak truth to basement people)

    02/18/2017 6:54:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Good Magazine ^ | February 18, 2017
    The fantasies abound, don’t they? Visions of that day in some not-so-far-off future, where President Donald J. Trump finally pulls some outrageous, undeniably unconstitutional Easy-D, and gets his executive comeuppance. In any number of imaginary, #NotMyPresident fan-fic plotlines, he’ll be charged, tried, and told “You’re fired!” by the required two-thirds majority of the Senate, then deported to Russia, living out his remaining years in a Twitter-less Siberian gulag. (TWEET-AT-LINK) Hey, your Trump impeachment fantasy may be different, of course (and the complicated process of how impeachment actually works can be found in far better detail here) but the outcome is...
  • Secretary of State Tillerson Fires Most of the Shadow Government

    02/18/2017 6:37:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Black Sphere ^ | February 17, 2017 | Kelly Beasley
    The State Department Swamp was partially drained today. Secretary of State Tillerson fired Clinton’s rogue, self-described Shadow Government. trump-welcomes-tillersonMaking good on a Trump campaign promise, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson drained the Clinton swamp snakes, aka Obama administration holdovers. Thus the personnel responsible for the corrupt handling of Clinton’s emails and the Benghazi cover-up have left the building. Lurking in the Shadows In the Clinton State Department, a rogue shadow government existed in secret from the 7th floor. These policy makers publicly boasted about their secretive operations. And you can bet that some of them have been responsible for much...
  • Miami, Others, Caving to Trump’s Sanctuary City Order; Harbinger?

    02/18/2017 6:12:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Value Walk ^ | February 18, 2017 | John F. Banzhaf
    In what may well be a harbinger of the future, Miami-Dade, Florida, despite its large immigrant population, has given up its status as a sanctuary city. This result, stemming from President Trump’s executive order stating that federal funds should be cut off to so-called sanctuary cities, was publicly predicted by public interest law professor John Banzhaf, who also noted that if a court is ever able to rule on the issue, it may be an unconstitutional violation of both states’ rights and Congress’ rights, but it is still likely to be quite effective in ending sanctuary status. In other evidence...
  • NAACP Leader Balks At Idea Of Congressional White Caucus [VIDEO]

    02/18/2017 6:05:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 17, 2017 | Ian Mason
    Cornell William Brooks, President and CEO of the NAACP, was at loss for words Thursday night as former Reagan adviser Jeffrey Lord injected a hypothetical Congressional White Caucus into a debate on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360. The racially charged exchange began during a discussion of President Trump having asked an African-American reporter from a black-focused new radio outlet if she knew the leadership of the Congressional Black Caucus. (VIDEO-AT-LINK) “Frankly I used to think the Congressional Black Caucus, when it was first formed, was a good thing,” Lord began. “I changed my mind on this. I don’t think there should...
  • Senior White House Officials Support Bolton To Replace Flynn: Championed by Flynn loyalists

    02/18/2017 5:39:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 18, 2017 | Adam Kredo
    Senior White House officials and members of the National Security Council are pushing former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton as a replacement for ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn, according to multiple sources in and out of the White House who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon. Among Bolton's most vocal supporters are senior administration officials loyal to Flynn and who are upset at the general's firing. Multiple sources described an effort by these Flynn loyalists to ensure that Bolton is selected as his replacement. The selection of Bolton as the next national security adviser would empower Flynn's allies still...
  • Trump supporters rally with semi-automatic firearms (Atlanta, Georgia)

    02/18/2017 4:24:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    KIRO-TV ^ | February 18, 2017 | WSB-TV
    ATLANTA - Gun rights advocates openly carrying firearms gathered in downtown Atlanta Saturday for a rally in support of President Donald Trump. The crowd, which includes part of an area militia group, III% Security Force, met outside Centennial Olympic Park, according to the Facebook event. The group also served as security for the event. Members of the militia group say they are there to protect Trump supporters. "We're using our Second Amendment rights to protect the First Amendment rights," Chris Hill said. "Throughout the day, we're going to have more people, more Trump supporters come to this corner, showing their...
  • President Trump supporters hold rally in Holland (Michigan)

    02/18/2017 4:00:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    WZZM-TV ^ | February 18, 2017 | Jaleesa Irizarry
    HOLLAND, MICH. - For weeks we have seen protests against President Donald Trump but on Saturday, dozens rallied in Holland in support of him. "I'm getting tired of picking up the paper everyday and reading that so many people are against Trump and the perception is he's a bad illegitimate President," Trump supporter, Jim Chiodo, said. "That's a lie and I wanted to get our side out." Chiodo helped organize Saturday's movement to counter-protest the push back against Trump. "We certainly support the safety of our country and banning of certain people of our country regardless of their religion. We...
  • Epic line forms for Trump rally in Florida, reaches a mile outside the gate

    02/18/2017 3:26:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    The Blaze ^ | February 18, 2017 | Sarah Lee
    According to Twitter uses on the scene, attendees waiting to hear President Donald Trump speak at the Orlando-Melbourne International Airport hangar waited several hours to get in and the line reportedly stretched at least one mile past the gate. Other journalists tweeted out images of the crowd inside the hangar, which looked to be sizable and eager to hear Trump speak in what the White House has called a “campaign event.” Citizen journalists were also documenting the event as Air Force One arrived around 5:30 p.m....
  • Why Hudson's Bay and some other retailers won't dump Ivanka Trump's boycotted brand

    02/18/2017 2:25:35 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | February 18, 2017 | Sophia Harris
    Almost every day, Amanda Dexter takes to Twitter to chastise one of her favourite stores for carrying Ivanka Trump's products. Her target is the Hudson's Bay Company, where she used to shop for everything from housewares to clothing. Now every time the Bay posts on Twitter a new outfit she likes, Dexter reminds the department store she won't be buying it. The resident of Wakefield, Que., also tweets messages to the Bay such as, "You are looking worse and worse. Get on the right side of history by dumping #Trump brand." Dexter opposes many of the policies of U.S. President...
  • Vatican-sponsored conference criticizes Trump orders (A million illegals just in Los Angeles?)

    02/18/2017 12:35:55 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    WTOP-TV ^ | February 17, 2017 | The Associated Press
    MODESTO, Calif. (AP) — Speakers at a Vatican-sponsored conference in Northern California — including an archbishop — denounced President Donald Trump’s orders on immigration and travel and vowed to fight them at a meeting Friday. Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez said President Barack Obama deported a high number of people, but the harsh tone and cruelty coming out of the new administration was prompting mass fear and panic. “They’re playing with people’s emotions and toying with their lives and futures, and that is not right,” said Gomez, who noted his city has an estimated 1 million people who are living...
  • The media's anti-Trump sources talk so much and say so little

    02/17/2017 11:46:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | February 18, 2017 | Eddie Scarry
    On every new article featuring leaks about the White House, editors should place a disclaimer: Anonymous officials cited in this piece stopped short of justifying the havoc this story is about to create. A flurry of would-be bombshell reports over the last week appeared to show more ties between President Trump and Russia or further demonstrate the supposed ineptitude of the Trump administration. The stories depended entirely on anonymous "current and former U.S officials" who share a lot of tantalizing information then, strangely, clam up just as things are about to get good. The news media spin every "leak" into...
  • Seattle judge won’t immediately release ‘Dreamer’ from detention center

    02/17/2017 10:34:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | February 17, 2017 | Nina Shapiro
    Lawyers for detained “Dreamer” Daniel Ramirez Medina went to court Friday seeking his immediate release and calling his arrest in a Des Moines apartment unconstitutional. A federal magistrate ruled he wasn’t empowered to free Ramirez before an immigration judge gets a chance to weigh in. But in a case that he said had far-reaching implications about federal policy regarding Dreamers, and which has drawn the concern of the Mexican government and immigration activists nationwide, Chief Magistrate Judge James Donohue took the unusual step of requiring that a bond hearing in immigration court be held within a week. U.S. District Court...
  • National Guard memo is ‘reminiscent of what led up to World War II,’ a top House Democrat says

    02/17/2017 6:42:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Washington Post's PowerPost ^ | February 17, 2017 | Mike DeBonis
    The chairman of the House Democratic Caucus said Friday that reports that the Trump administration had considered deploying tens of thousands of National Guard troops to apprehend undocumented immigrants were “outrageous” and “very reminiscent of what led up to World War II.” Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.) made the statement in an interview for C-SPAN’s “Newsmakers” program shortly after the Associated Press broke news of the draft Department of Homeland Security memo. White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the memo was “not a White House document” and that “there is no effort at all to round up, to utilize the...
  • Trump’s Inroads in Union Ranks Have Labor Leaders Scrambling

    02/17/2017 6:07:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The New York Times ^ | February 17, 2017 | Noam Scheiber, Maggie Haberman and Glenn Thrush
    Donald J. Trump redrew the electoral map with his rousing economic nationalism and evocation of a lost industrial age. It was a message that drew many union members to his cause. And now it is upending the alliances and tactics of the labor movement itself. In early November, workers at the Momentive chemical plant in upstate New York went on strike to beat back pension and health care concessions. By January, the workers were invoking some of Mr. Trump’s populist campaign themes — but with a twist. They planned to picket outside the Manhattan home of the billionaire Stephen A....