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  • Trump, Sanders top Humboldt County campaign donations (California)

    08/13/2019 6:24:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Times-Standard ^ | August 10, 2019 | Sonia Waraich
    When it comes to putting their money where their mouth is, Humboldt County donors’ clear favorite picks for president are Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders. Since January, 64 Bernie Sanders supporters donated a collective $28,081.14 to his campaign through the Bernie 2020 and Friends of Bernie Sanders committees, according to data made available by the Federal Election Commission. During the same time, 42 Trump supporters donated $38,196.74 to the president’s campaign for reelection through the Trump Make America Great Again Committee, Donald J. Trump For President Inc., Trump Victory Committee and The Committee to Defend the President. The largest single...
  • California: 'resistance' state has donated more to Trump than to most Democrats in 2020 race

    08/13/2019 5:13:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | July 18, 2019 | Vivian Ho in San Francisco
    Residents of California, the self-fashioned “resistance” state that has sued the Trump administration more than 50 times, has donated more money to the Trump 2020 campaign than to most Democratic candidates in the 2020 race. Donald Trump raised $3.2m in California since the beginning of this year, according to campaign finance data analyzed by CalMatters, a not-for-profit news organization focused on California issues. Trump beat out everybody in the field except for Senator Kamala Harris, who raised $7.5m, and Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who raised $5.1m. Harris, who is California’s junior senator, has been leading in donations from the state since...
  • How Democrats plan to use gun control to beat Trump

    08/12/2019 1:11:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Politico ^ | August 12, 2019 | David Siders
    DES MOINES — A Democratic presidential field that has struggled to precisely define its general election indictment of Donald Trump appears finally to have found it. In the wake of mass shootings in Ohio and Texas — the latter of which was tied to a suspect whose anti-immigrant sentiments led to the killing of 22 people — candidates are road-testing a withering argument that draws a direct line between gun violence and the president’s racist rhetoric. “We are living with a toxic brew of two different things, each of which is claiming lives and each of which represents a national...
  • Biden Crushes Trump By Wide Margin In Latest Head-To-Head Poll, 3 Other Democrats Also Lead Trump

    08/11/2019 2:45:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 123 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | August 10, 2019 | Jonathan Vankin
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  • Warren faces lingering concerns about her ability to beat Trump

    08/04/2019 2:32:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 4, 2019 | Amie Parnes
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-Mass.) strong performance in this week’s Democratic presidential debates invigorated supporters who see her as slowly but surely making the case that she’s the best Democrat to take on President Trump. Warren and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) were widely seen as the biggest winners of the two debates, along with Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), who tangled with former Vice President Joe Biden in the week’s second debate. Sanders and Warren were the stars on the first night, and they avoided battling one another while presenting a united front against centrists arguing against the progressive proposals.
  • Pollster: Voter dials show independents siding with Trump on immigration

    08/02/2019 5:58:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 2, 2019 | Joshua Nelson
    Pollster Lee Carter measured the responses of a group of 100 voters to President Trump’s rally in Cincinnati and she said Friday that independents are leaning toward the president's immigration stance. At one point in the speech, Trump said Democrats’ greatest “betrayal” was supporting “open borders’ and Democratic lawmakers “care more about illegal aliens than they care about their own constituents." “We’re not going to do that,” Trump said to his base at the rally on Thursday. Carter, president of communications consulting firm Maslansky + Partners, said the voter-reaction analysis showed independents tracking closer to Republicans than Democrats in response...
  • These Democratic candidates should drop out now

    08/02/2019 10:38:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    MSN News ^ | August 1, 2019 | Albert Hunt, The Hill
    Joe Biden survived the second round of Democratic presidential debates, but it became more apparent that over half the 22-person field is irrelevant and should get out, the sooner the better. The former vice president was repeatedly under attack on health care, criminal justice, immigration and abortion. He stumbled sometimes, but overall was sharper than his mediocre performance in the first debate a month ago. This won't assuage fears of mainstream Democrats that the 76-year-old Biden may not be up to the challenge of a protracted primary fight and bitter battle against Donald Trump. Still he was sufficiently engaged to...
  • Democrats divided on how to beat Trump in 2020 as race debate takes center stage

    07/19/2019 11:04:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    PBS Newshour ^ | July 19, 2019 | The Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joe Biden was at a soul food restaurant in Los Angeles on Thursday when he blasted President Donald Trump’s “racist” taunts at a rally the night before. “This is about dividing the country,” the early Democratic front-runner, who has been criticized for his own handling of race, told reporters. “This is about dividing and raising the issue of racism across the country because that’s his base, that’s what he’s pushing.” But Michael Fisher, an African American pastor from Compton who attended the event, warned Democrats to ignore Trump.
  • Ilhan Omar gets standing ovation at town hall after Trump attacks

    07/19/2019 9:17:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 18, 2019 | Benjamin Siegel
    Congresswoman Ilhan Omar received a warm welcome back home in Minneapolis Thursday, with supporters cheering her on at the airport and at a health care town hall event after a week of racist attacks from President Donald Trump, who told four Democratic congresswomen of color to "go back " to where they came from, and from supporters at a Trump campaign rally, who chanted "send her back" on Wednesday night.
  • Republican support for Trump rises after tweets attacking congresswomen: Reuters/Ipsos poll

    07/17/2019 9:53:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    CNBC ^ | July 17, 2019 | Reuters
    Support for U.S. President Donald Trump increased slightly among Republicans after he lashed out on Twitter over the weekend in a racially charged attack on four minority Democratic congresswomen, a Reuters/Ipsos public opinion poll shows. The national survey, conducted on Monday and Tuesday after Trump told the lawmakers they should “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came,” showed his net approval among members of his Republican Party rose by 5 percentage points to 72%, compared with a similar poll that ran last week. Trump, who is seeking re-election next year, has...
  • Trump defends Biden after Democratic debate, says Harris got 'too much credit'

    06/29/2019 7:16:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    MSN News ^ | June 29, 2019 | Josh Lederman and Kristen Welker, NBC News
    OSAKA, Japan — President Donald Trump on Saturday defended former Vice President Joe Biden's performance in the first Democratic presidential debate and said Sen. Kamala Harris got "too much credit" for her searing attack on Biden over his history on race and busing to desegregate schools. Although he conceded that Biden "didn't do well, certainly," Trump said the facts might not have been on Biden's side and that had he "answered the question a little bit differently, it would have been a different result." Speaking to reporters at a news conference after the G-20 summit in Japan, Trump said that...
  • Schiff: We Will Ask Mueller Questions That Are Outside The Scope Of His Report When He Testifies

    06/26/2019 12:24:01 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 43 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 6-26-2019 | Tim Hains
    Rep. Adam Schiff joined MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Wednesday to discuss breaking news that Robert Mueller has agreed to testify before Congress in July. (snip) MITCHELL: Congressman, is he going to go beyond the four corners of his report? SCHIFF: Well that is certainly what we're going to ask of him. We're going to be asking questions. He has to go to what's in the report, but we're going to be asking questions that are outside the report. The attorney general has made it clear that he feels completely free to discuss matters not in the report. In fact, the attorney...
  • Nancy Pelosi Told Donald Trump He Was 'Scaring the Children of America' With Threats of ICE Raids

    06/24/2019 10:56:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    Newsweek ^ | June 24, 2019 | Ramsey Touchberry
    President Donald Trump over the weekend backed off a threat to have Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) conduct massive nationwide raids to deport "millions" of migrants illegally in the United States, an act that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says came after she phoned the president last week. "When I spoke to the president, I said, 'Look, I'm a mom, I have five kids, nine grandchildren and children are scared. You're scaring the children of America, not just in those families, but their neighbors and their communities,'" the California Democrat said Monday while discussing immigration at an event in Queens, New...
  • The Decline and Fall of Bernie Sanders

    06/17/2019 7:53:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | June 16, 2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    Not all that long ago, the cult of Bernie Sanders seemed immovable and impermeable. Most people understood that he had no chance of winning anything, yet there was a passionate contingent of the base that would cling to him no matter what. That passionate contingent is still there, but Bernie is bleeding badly at the polls. What's going on? 1. Bernie's campaign lacks excitement. The Bernie cult was the creation of former Obama people who had been shut out by Hillary Clinton. They had originally banked on Elizabeth Warren, but she had refused to run in 2016. It was easier...
  • Clay says he won't remove painting in Capitol tunnel that's drawn criticism from police, others

    12/31/2016 11:06:25 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | October 29, 2016 | Chuck Raasch and Christine Byers
    The St. Louis County Police Association is calling a painting placed in the U.S. Capitol complex by Rep. William Lacy Clay a “punch in the mouth” for depicting police officers as animals. Clay, D-St. Louis, said he would not take it down, despite criticism from conservative bloggers and a call from a Fox News commentator for it to be taken down. The painting, which has hung for months in a tunnel that connects House office buildings with the U.S. Capitol, was chosen the winner of Clay’s annual art competition for St. Louis students last spring. It was done by then-Cardinal...
  • Pelosi Calls On Mueller To Testify, Stops Short Of Calling For Trump Impeachment

    05/29/2019 7:35:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    KPIX-TV ^ | May 29, 2019 | Melissa Caen
    At San Francisco's Commonwealth Club, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said former Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller needs to testify, and that she's not ready for impeachment proceedings against President Trump. Melissa Caen reports.
  • Election Forecast Models Trump The President's Bad Poll Numbers

    05/27/2019 8:39:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Forbes ^ | May 27, 2019 | Bill Whalen
    America doesn’t lack for superhero movies in the summer of 2019: an X-Men sequel will premiere a few days from now, followed in July by another Spiderman instalment. But what of the Democrats’ search for a superhero of their own? May I suggest: Aquaman? Here’s why the submariner seems appropriate (other than the film’s preachy environmentalism): remove former Vice President Joe Biden and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg from this Quinnipiac Poll of 2020 Democratic candidates and what one discovers is a field that’s “underwater” (higher negatives than positives). Biden’s numbers: 49% favorable; 39% negative. His rivals for the nomination:...
  • 3 modelers predict Trump reelection: report

    05/27/2019 12:44:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 27, 2019 | Zack Budryk
    Three modelers are predicting President Trump will win reelection in 2020 based on a combination of economic data and incumbent advantages, according to a column in The New York Times. Steven Rattner wrote that Ray Fair of Yale favors Trump to win based on a model that combines incumbency and gross domestic product growth rates. The model predicted Barack Obama’s 2008 popular vote margin within a fraction of a percentage point and got within two-tenths of a point for his 2012 vote share, Rattner, who served as a counselor to the Treasury secretary during the Obama administration, added. The model...
  • Rashida Tlaib says her fellow House Democrats are 'moving toward' consensus on impeachment

    05/26/2019 1:30:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | May 26, 2019 | Emily Goodin
    Rep. Rashida Tlaib said more Democrats are 'moving toward' a consensus that President Donald Trump should be impeached She was one of the first Democrats to call for Trump to be impeached 'We can't be able to do our jobs if we don't hold him accountable,' she said Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been trying to hold back the impeachment tide
  • There are 14 white male Dems running for president. So why should Kamala Harris settle for veep?

    05/17/2019 10:08:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 17, 2019 | Andrew Romano
    Not so ‘woke’ And then there were 14. The ranks of white, male Democrats who seem to have surveyed the party’s sprawling primary field and concluded that America clearly needs another president who looks like them continued to expand this week. Montana Gov. Steve Bullock and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio followed in the footsteps of other little-known white dudes such as Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan, California Rep. Eric Swalwell, Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton and Colorado Sen. Michael Bennett, launching their own late-breaking presidential bids. Bullock and de Blasio’s back-to-back announcements mean that a full 61 percent of the...