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  • Trump should shrug off John Lewis’ cookie-cutter insults

    01/17/2017 5:00:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The New York Post ^ | January 17, 2017 | Post Editorial Board
    President-elect Donald Trump is paying too much heed to the ranting of civil-rights veteran John Lewis: The Georgia congressman’s been playing the same tune about every top Republican for years now. Yes, Lewis’ accusation was baseless and blatantly partisan: He said Trump isn’t a “legitimate president” because of Russian hacking, and he’d skip the inauguration, “the first one I’ve missed since I’ve been in Congress.” Oops: He didn’t attend George W. Bush’s inauguration in 2001, either — charging that Dubya wasn’t truly elected. Last year, Lewis said Trump “reminds me so much of the things that George Wallace said and...
  • Rep. Maxine Waters Struggles To Explain Why Trump Should Be Impeached [VIDEO]

    01/16/2017 5:25:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 16, 2017 | Christian Datoc
    Democratic California Rep. Maxine Waters had difficulty explaining why she thinks Donald Trump’s campaign attacks against Hillary Clinton are impeachable offenses while being interview by MSNBC’s Chris Matthews Monday night. Waters, who will join Georgia Rep. John Lewis in boycotting Trump’s inauguration on Friday, first ran into difficulty when Matthews asked why some Democrats still view Trump as “illegitimate.” (VIDEO-AT-LINK) "If there’s some sort of — as you call it — collusion,” the Hardball host noted. “Then what? Does that make Trump subject to impeachment? Just generally, tell me what you mean by the term.” “Well here’s what I’m trying...
  • Illinois Congressman: Poverty Plays A Large Role In Chicago Gun Violence

    01/08/2017 5:28:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | January 7, 2017 | Staff
    Congressman Danny Davis is a Democrat representing Illinois's 7th District, which includes some Chicago neighborhoods hardest hit by gun violence. His own grandson was shot and killed last November. MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: We hear now from Congressman Danny Davis. He's represented the 7th Congressional District since 1996, but gun violence is not just an abstract concept to him. His 15-year-old grandson Javon was killed in a dispute over borrowed clothing last November, and Congressman Davis delivered the eulogy. He was kind enough to host us in his offices on Capitol Hill. Congressman, thank you so much for speaking with us...
  • Oakland Congresswoman Barbara Lee Refuses to Certify Trump's Electoral College Win

    01/06/2017 12:53:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    The East Bay Express ^ | January 6, 2017 | Nick Miller
    Congress met today to put a stamp on Donald Trump's electoral college win, but local Rep. Barbara Lee and other House members disputed his victory. "Congress is convening for a joint session to certify the votes of the electoral college. Given the deeply troubling incidents of disenfranchisement and the overwhelming evidence of Russian interference, I am challenging the electoral vote certification," Lee wrote on Facebook about a half-hour ago. The representative was joined by several house members who opposed Trump's win due to voter-suppression tactics in states. "During this presidential cycle, hundreds of thousands of voters — primarily voters of...
  • The Latest: Trump Demands Media Leak Investigation

    01/06/2017 9:36:45 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 6, 2017 | The Associated Press
    The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST): 12:15 p.m. President-elect Donald Trump says he'll ask Congress to investigate leaks to the media on U.S. intelligence alleging Russia meddled in last year's election by hacking Democratic emails. Less than an hour before he was to be briefed Friday by the directors of the FBI and CIA and the Director of National Intelligence on their findings, Trump tweeted that he was "asking the chairs of the House and Senate committees to investigate top secret intelligence shared with NBC prior to me seeing it." NBC aired a report Thursday that said...
  • House Dems begging off formal challenge to Trump's Electoral College win when Congress meets Friday

    01/05/2017 4:22:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | January 5, 2017 | Geoff Earle, Deputy US Editor
    House Democrats are backing away from a last-ditch effort to muddy President-elect Donald Trump's win by raising objections when Congress meets to count the electoral votes Friday after failing to get a senator to go along. Several House members have been considering raising objections to the official vote certification – an act that wouldn't have halted Trump's win but could have forced debates in each chamber that would have kept the spotlight on the intelligence community's claims of Russian interference in the elections. Without a senator, the objections will go nowhere, since a member of each chamber must sign a...
  • 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...
  • Congressman begs Electoral College voters to block Trump

    12/12/2016 10:08:19 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The New York Post ^ | December 12, 2016 | Daniel Halper
    A Democratic lawmaker is desperately lobbying the Electoral College to shun Donald Trump, and vote for Hillary Clinton — even though he conceded Monday that the Republican won the election “fair and square.” The plea from Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.) comes a week before the Dec. 19 vote, which is expected to affirm the results of the Nov. 8 election, in which Trump beat Clinton with 306 Electoral College votes. “We’re 5 wks from Inauguration & the President Elect is completely unhinged. The electoral college must do what it was designed for,” Himes wrote Sunday night on Twitter in response...
  • Biden on Future Leaders of the Democratic Party: Obama, Pelosi, Schumer, and Me

    12/11/2016 8:17:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Grabien News ^ | December 11, 2016
    ‘I think 2018 is going to be a very good year for the Democrats’ he leaders of the Democratic Party of the future will be Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, and Joe Biden, said Joe Biden in an interview Sunday. The outgoing vice president appeared on CNN's "State of the Union" with Jake Tapper: TAPPER: “Who is the leader of the Democratic Party as of January 21st?" BIDEN: “Well, like after every presidential election where the party loses, there is no single leader. There are voices that hopefully will be heard. Hopefully, I’ll be able to have a voice...
  • Women on Capitol Hill sob uncontrollably in the presence of Hillary Clinton

    12/09/2016 10:04:56 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 9, 2016 | Larry O'Connor
    Hillary Clinton returned to Washington DC Thursday. As AP detailed yesterday, she strangely used the occasion of Sen. Harry Reid’s portrait unveiling to air a grievance over so-called “fake news” and called for legislation to combat it. Isn’t it a little tacky to use a speech that’s supposed to be about honoring your colleague on his big retirement day to whine about your big, humiliating loss from four weeks ago? (TWEET-AT-LINK) Did I miss something? Was yesterday Festivus or something? Be that as it may, there was a remarkable display on Capitol Hill as the former Secretary of State walked...
  • Barack Obama could run for Congress in 2018 — and he might be the Democrats' best hope

    11/27/2016 6:44:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    Business Insider ^ | November 26, 2016 | Ben Mathis-Lilley, Slate
    Ohio congressman Tim Ryan is campaigning to replace Nancy Pelosi as the House minority leader. In an interview with the Washington Post, he argued that Democrats need a strategy for appealing to voters that doesn't rely on President Obama's personal popularity. “If we don’t have Barack Obama at the top of the ticket, we can’t win elections. That is an unsustainable model. He can’t run again, so it’s not even like we can say, well, every four years we’ll win.” Indeed, Barack Obama can't run again ... OR CAN HE??? Such is the question posed by this Change.org petition, which...
  • Rangel Introduces Bill to Abolish The Electoral College

    11/22/2016 10:44:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Charles Rangel Website ^ | November 17, 2016 | Press Release
    Washington, D.C. - Congressman Charles B. Rangel introduced, H.J. Res 103, a bill today that would allow Congress to vote to eliminate the Electoral College system and decide future presidential elections by the outcome of the popular vote. This legislation is the House companion bill to S.J.Res.41, introduced by Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) on November 15, 2016. “I came to Congress on the heels of the Civil Rights Movement, and I know how hard we fought for the sacred right to vote,” said Rangel. “To protect it, everyone should have access to the vote, and every vote must count. The...
  • Democrats want their leaders to stand against Trump, even if it means gridlock

    11/21/2016 9:14:19 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    McClatchyDC ^ | November 21, 2016 | Lesley Clark
    Most Democrats want their party leaders to stand up to incoming President Donald Trump rather than work with him, says a new survey that reflects a deeply divided nation. Nearly two-thirds – or 65 percent – of Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters agreed that congressional Democrats should “stand up” to the president-elect on issues important to Democratic supporters, “even if it means less gets done in Washington,” the Pew Research Center poll found. Just 32 percent want party leaders, who are now in the minority in the House of Representatives and Senate, to work with Trump if it means disappointing Democrats....
  • SR 1356 – Trump Brings the Strongest Republican Party in History!

    11/20/2016 9:21:04 PM PST · by bigbob · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11-20-16 | Bill Still
    Good evening, I’m still reporting on Trump Brings the Strongest Republican Party in History! Good afternoon, I’m still reporting on Trump. Newt Gingrich’s assessment of Donald Trump’s coattails is that Trump brings the strongest Republican party ever to Washington. [insert] However, Gingrich says he does not want to join the administration: [insert] I’m still reporting from Washington. Good day. Bill Still is a former newspaper editor and publisher. He has written for USA Today, The Saturday Evening Post, the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, OMNI magazine, and has also produced the syndicated radio program, Health News. He has written 22 books...
  • Rep. Ryan Gives Himself Thurs. Deadline to Challenge Pelosi

    11/17/2016 6:25:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | November 16, 2016 | James Arkin
    Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan hasn’t decided whether he will challenge Nancy Pelosi as House Democrats’ leader, but he said in an interview Wednesday night that if someone were to make such a move, it would have to come in the next 24 hours. That would mean he’d have to make a decision to take on the powerful, longtime leader by Thursday. “Somebody’s got to make a decision, I would think, in the next 24 hours or so if they want to have a realistic shot at winning,” Ryan told RealClearPolitics. There have been consistent rumblings among some House Democrats since...
  • No, the Electoral College won’t make Clinton president instead of Trump

    11/15/2016 12:44:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Vox ^ | November 11, 2016 | Andrew Prokop
    Donald Trump won Tuesday’s presidential election. But many liberals and progressives have begun clinging to one faint hope that he could still be stopped — through the Electoral College. Tuesday’s vote was technically not to make Trump president, but only to determine who the 538 electors in various states across the country will be. It is those electors who will cast the votes that legally elect the president on December 19. In modern times, the casting of electoral votes has been a purely ceremonial occasion where the results in the states have been rubber-stamped. But one idea spreading on left-leaning...
  • Republicans Scott Angelle and Clay Higgins have advanced to runoff for Louisiana 3rd

    11/09/2016 3:22:19 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 2 replies
    The San Fransisco Gate ^ | November 8, 2016
    Republicans Scott Angelle and Clay Higgins have advanced to Dec. 10 runoff for Louisiana 3rd Congressional District seat.
  • Trump thanked them, and perhaps signaled they will be near him in the White House

    11/09/2016 1:52:28 PM PST · by tekrat · 62 replies
    McClatchyDC.com ^ | 11/9/2016 | WILLIAM DOUGLAS
    Did Donald Trump’s acceptance speech preview who will surround him at the White House? Here’s a look at who he praised and who stood with him through all the campaign trials: * RNC chairman Reince Priebus * Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich * Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani * New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie * Sen. Jeff Sessions * Retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn * Retired Army Gen. J. Keith Kellogg Jr. * Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson
  • WA electorial voter will NOT vote for Hillary

    11/08/2016 9:49:30 PM PST · by llevrok · 3 replies
    11/08/2016 | llevrok
    Recall there is a WA state electoral college voter who said last week he'd not vote for Hillary if she wins WA state. He'd vote for the Green party If this ends up in the House, will he be the King maker (or Queen maker) ?
  • House Republicans to Hold Post-Election Call Wednesday

    11/07/2016 10:02:18 AM PST · by tekrat · 23 replies
    Roll Call.com ^ | 11/7/2016 | Lindsey McPherson
    House Republicans will hold a members-only conference call Wednesday at 1 p.m., two GOP aides confirmed. The call is an opportunity for members to touch base after Tuesday's elections, a senior GOP leadership aide said, noting that House Republicans regularly hold meetings or calls after large events. Republicans are expected to retain their majority in the House but are likely to lose seats. The call, which is being hosted by the National Republican Congressional Committee, will give members a chance to assess the level of damage and to discuss what's ahead.
  • Romney Subtly Jabs Trump At Business Summit

    10/26/2016 10:59:11 AM PDT · by tekrat · 40 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 10/26/2016 | MATT SHUHAM
    During a keynote address Wednesday at the U.S. Chamber Institute's Legal Reform Summit, Mitt Romney made a series of subtle jabs at the Republican nominee on his business platform, in front of a friendly audience used to Republican business orthodoxy. After opening with a familiar refrain—“I get asked on a regular basis, boy, why aren't you running this year. I ask myself that now and then, too"—Romney delivered a speech that seemed to dig at a few of Donald Trump's policy positions without ever mentioning him by name. ... “I don’t think either candidate for president has said they’re going...
  • Carville declares Trump campaign dead in fundraising email

    10/17/2016 6:23:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | October 17, 2016 | Lisa Hagen
    Democratic strategist James Carville on Monday declared GOP presidential nominee’s Donald Trump’s campaign “dead” as he urged voters to give money to support Democratic House candidates. In a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) fundraising email, Carville summed up Trump’s campaign in a seven-word “eulogy:” “It launched. It failed miserably. It died.” But he argued that Democrats’ job is far from done, encouraging supporters to open up their wallets and contribute to House candidates and match the funding from Republican donors. “Here’s the deal: Just because Trump’s dunzo doesn’t mean your job is over!” Carville wrote. “Oh heck no -- Democrats...
  • Moody's and Buffett and Hillary’s Tax Plan

    10/13/2016 8:10:21 AM PDT · by ChessExpert · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 13, 2016 | Jack Hellner
    Economists from Moody’s Analytics write articles saying that Hillary’s economic policies are better for the economy than Trump’s policies. These articles come can come from Mark Zandi, Don White or in this case, Jeff Benjamin. Whenever any article comes from Moody's analytics a footnote should show that a major shareholder of Moody's is Warren Buffett who campaigns for Hillary. The image they project is that Moody's is an objective, independent source. Zandi is always trotted out as the independent economist whenever Obama or Hillary need an economist to support their policies.
  • Poll: Katko Holds Sizable Lead Over Democratic Challenger

    10/04/2016 4:00:46 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 15 replies
    Roll Call Politics ^ | October 4, 2016 | Eric Garcia
    New York Rep. John Katko holds a significant lead over his Democratic opponent and is actually outperforming Hillary Clinton in his upstate House race, according to a new poll. The Time Warner Cable News/Siena College poll found Katko with a 19-point lead over Democrat Colleen Deacon, 53 percent to 34 percent. Furthermore, the freshman congressman draws support from 28 percent of Democrats in the district, while only 13 percent of the district's Republicans back Deacon. In the presidential race, Clinton leads Republican Donald Trump by 12 points among district voters, 45 percent to 33 percent, the poll shows. But that's...
  • Judge denies 1st motion over Arizona's 5th District race

    09/08/2016 11:38:23 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 3 replies
    Answers 5 News ^ | September 6, 2016 | Paul Davenport
    A judge denied Tuesday the first attempted roadblock to an official recount in the hotly contested Republican primary in a Phoenix-area congressional district. Unofficial results from the Aug. 30 primary for the 5th Congressional District had state Senate President Andy Biggs leading former internet executive Christine Jones by only nine votes out of some 85,500 votes cast in the four-way race. Lawyers for Jones' campaign asked for a Maricopa County Superior Court judge to order county officials to delay certification of the results and take other steps to correct alleged errors. Jones' campaign contends the county should have counted votes...
  • 9 3 16 Part 2 of 2 Trump Speaks at Black Church in Detroit ‘ I Am Here Today to Listen ’

    9 3 16 Part 2 of 2 Trump Speaks at Black Church in Detroit ‘ I Am Here Today to Listen ’
  • Gary Johnson says If polls would include me, I'd be at 20%

    09/03/2016 9:01:26 AM PDT · by KMG365 · 39 replies
    Gary Johnson says If polls would include me, I'd be at 20%
  • Democrats used a cheat sheet to deal with Black Lives Matter, leak reveals

    08/31/2016 4:57:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Vice News ^ | August 31, 2016 | Tess Owen
    Democrat lawmakers were given their very own "do's and don'ts" cheat sheet on what to do when approached by a Black Lives Matter activists, according to an internal memo that was leaked from Minority House leader Nancy Pelosi's server. The document, which was obtained and posted online by the mysterious hacker Guccifer 2.0, was sent by Troy Perry, a former Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee staffer, to the rest of the committee staff in November 2015....
  • WATCH Video Shows KKK Grand Dragon Will Quigg Endorsing Hillary Clinton For President!

    08/27/2016 10:30:36 AM PDT · by KMG365 · 9 replies
    WATCH Video Shows KKK Grand Dragon Will Quigg Endorsing Hillary Clinton For President!
  • Hannity: If Trump Loses, I Am Pointing the Finger at Ryan, McConnell, Graham, McCain, Kasich

    08/03/2016 4:31:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 100 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 3, 2016 | Jeff Poor
    Wednesday on his syndicated radio show, conservative talker Sean Hannity criticized several high-ranking Republicans for how they have treated their party’s nominee Donald Trump. According to Hannity, if Trump loses in November, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) will be to blame for the loss because they have spent more time criticizing Trump than President Barack Obama....
  • Trump Thanks Paul Ryan's House Challenger For Supporting Him In Khan Dispute

    08/03/2016 3:17:46 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 29 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | August 2, 2016 | Amita Kelly
    Rep. Paul Ryan is a powerful member of Congress — he's House speaker serving his ninth term, and up for re-election. But some persuasive forces — including GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump and conservative pundit Ann Coulter — are expressing support for his Wisconsin primary opponent Paul Nehlen. The state holds its Republican primary next Tuesday, Aug. 9.
  • Ryan Camp Says It Didn’t Want Trump’s Endorsement In The First Place

    08/03/2016 10:21:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 2, 2016 | Juliegrace Brufke
    Following GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s praise of House Speaker Paul Ryan’s primary opponent, the Wisconsin Republican confirmed he never sought the billionaire’s help in retaining his seat. Trump told The Washington Post he refused to endorse Ryan or Arizona Sen. John McCain in their re-election bids. “Neither Speaker Ryan nor anyone on his team has ever asked for Donald Trump’s endorsement. And we are confident in a victory next week regardless,” Zack Roday, a Ryan campaign spokesman, said in a statement...
  • Leaked Emails Show DNC Staffers Keeping Close Eye on Tim Canova's Rise (Debbie's opponent)

    07/25/2016 3:43:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Miami New Times ^ | July 25, 2016 | Jerry Iannelli
    Update 8:30 a.m.: Tim Canova says he will file an election complaint against the DNC over the email leaks, which he contends show Debbie Wasserman Schultz breaking election rules. "Our lawyers are preparing a complaint against Wasserman Schultz that we will file with the FEC for her wrongful use of DNC resources in her campaign against me, based on the WikiLeaks disclosures," he says. Update 10:45 a.m.: It appears Debbie Wasserman Schultz personally asked staff to remove Tim Canova's name from a headline in a statement sent out after Bernie Sanders endorsed Canova. Original post: The fallout from the trove...
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz will step down as DNC chair following convention

    07/24/2016 1:32:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    WXYZ-TV ^ | July 24, 2016 | The Associated Press
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Debbie Wasserman Schultz is resigning under pressure as Democratic Party chairwoman, a stunning leadership shakeup as party officials gather in Philadelphia to nominate Hillary Clinton. Wasserman Schultz's announcement Sunday follows a firestorm over hacked emails suggesting the Democratic National Committee favored Clinton during the primary, despite pledging neutrality. The leaked emails prompted primary runner-up Bernie Sanders to call for Wasserman Schultz's immediate resignation....
  • Congressman Billy Long Endorses Trump

    07/08/2016 11:43:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    KOLR-TV ^ | July 8, 2016
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo- Congressman Billy Long is telling Missourians it's time to get on team Trump. The representative's comments are just ten days ahead of the highly anticipated Republican National Convention, and the party is still highly unsure of their presumptive nominee. Jamie Deline spoke to Long about his Trump endorsement on Capitol Hill. Protesters greeted Presidential Candidate Donald Trump on the Capitol Hill this morning. His mission? To unite the Republican Party. Missouri Congressman Billy Long endorses Trump. He's trying to get other republican congressmen to do the same. Long says he was pleased that Trump made the trip to...
  • Congressional Black Caucus Blames Republicans For Dallas Massacre

    07/08/2016 10:22:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 8, 2016 | Bre Payton
    Democrat Rep. G.K. Butterfield blamed Republicans for the five officers who were massacred by a racially motivated gunman in Dallas Thursday night. “The Republicans in Congress are refusing to address gun violence in America that targets black men and black women and Hispanic men and Hispanic women and, yes, even police officers,” Butterfield said while flanked by other members of the Congressional Black Caucus — just hours after five officers were shot and killed while trying to protect protestors who were rallying against police brutality....
  • Congressional Black Caucus to ’cause chaos’ on House Floor over guns

    07/04/2016 5:50:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies
    Fire Andrea Mitchell ^ | July 3, 2016
    What more do these Congressional Black Caucus goons want? Paul Ryan has already caved and will allow a House vote on gun confiscation. Apparently that’s not good enough for the racist Congressional Black Caucus. They plan to “cause chaos” and are urging other fascist Democrats to join them all over gun control and confiscation. The Congressional Black Caucus wants Democrats to cause disruptions on the House floor next week Fox News learned from a CBC memo. Congressional Black Caucus memo obtained by Fox urges Dems “To be as disruptive to Speaker Ryan as possible” next week on guns House Speaker...
  • Watch Out, Vicious and Devious Dems, Two Can Play Your Global Warming Game

    07/03/2016 1:08:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | July 3, 2016 | Tom Borelli
    The willingness of progressive Democrats to fight for every political yard with the tenacity of a Spartan warrior marks a stark contrast between the two political parties. Democrat politicians plow through the Republican lines wielding their political swords on every agenda item, mowing their opposition down with sheer ruthlessness and a winner=take=all attitude regardless of the facts or truth. Far too often, Republicans cower at the sight of Democrat fighters and throw down their weapons even though they hold the principled high ground and Congress. Recently, in the face of the worse terrorist attack in the U.S. since 9/11, Democrats...
  • Dump Trump? Paul Ryan leaves door open to Republican convention revolt

    06/19/2016 12:02:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | June 19, 2016 | Dan Roberts, Washington Bureau chief
    Pressure for one last attempt to dump Donald Trump built among Republicans on Sunday, as the party’s leader appeared to encourage a possible revolt that could still see an alternative nominee chosen at next month’s national convention. After a week in which the presumptive nominee appalled many colleagues with his reaction to a shooting massacre in Orlando, House speaker Paul Ryan made clear he would not try to obstruct any rebellion against Trump by delegates in Cleveland. “They write the rules, they make the decisions,” he told NBC’s Meet the Press. “All I want to make sure is to make...
  • Claudia Tenney talks about 22nd Congressional race, attack ads

    06/15/2016 3:13:28 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 13 replies
    The Oneida Daily Dispatch ^ | June 13, 2016 | John Brewer
    For the second time in two years, New York State Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney visited with the The Dispatch newsroom for a wide-ranging discussion of current issues while campaigning throughout the 22nd Congressional District. The New Hartford woman is facing George Phillips, a Catholic school teacher from Endicott and Steve Wells, a Cazenovia businessman, in the June 28 Republican primary election. The winner will face Democrat Kim Myers in November. The four are vying to replace Republican incumbent Richard Hanna, who chose not to run. In 2014, Hanna narrowly defeated Tenney for the seat. The heavily-Republican district includes all of Chenango,...
  • Mitch McConnell Complains About ‘Unreasonable’ Conservatives, Points Blame at Talk Radio

    06/08/2016 6:11:16 AM PDT · by milton23 · 34 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 6/8/2016 | Philip Wegmann
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell takes pride in his reputation as a great compromiser. But the Republican leader won’t concede on one point: He refuses to let conservatives fight the White House for lower spending levels. McConnell, R-Ky., outlined his political roadmap for government spending on Tuesday, sketching out the routes he sees available: an omnibus package, individual appropriations bills, or a government shutdown.
  • Dems would win House if election were today, says Pelosi

    06/02/2016 2:44:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 1, 2016 | Mike Lillis
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) says she increasingly likes the Democrats' chances of flipping control of the House in November. Pelosi suggested that with Donald Trump at the top of the GOP ticket, Democrats have a shot at gaining 30 seats and winning back the majority. If the polls opened today, she told The Washington Post, "We would win." "We would pick up more than the 20, we could get to the 30," she said. "But it’s not today.” The Democrats have no easy task in retaking the lower chamber. Republicans control 246 seats to the Democrats 188, lending...
  • Alan Grayson marries candidate who wants to replace him

    05/31/2016 4:59:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Politico ^ | May 31, 2016 | Marc Caputo
    One of Dena Minning’s biggest assets in her congressional bid was her boyfriend: incumbent Alan Grayson, who’s leaving the U.S. House to run for U.S. Senate. Now, after Grayson has helped raise her profile and run for his U.S. House seat, he married her over the Memorial Day Weekend and gave her his last name, according to her Monday social-media posts and The Orlando Political Observer. Dena Minning promptly became Dena Grayson on Twitter and Facebook. The largely unknown outsider in the Orlando-area district now has a potent tool in running under the name of the incumbent in a crowded...
  • Convention of States - Indiana

    05/02/2016 11:36:23 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 6 replies
    As Donald Trump and Ted Cruz battle for first place in Indiana’s heated presidential primary, many don’t realize that the Indiana state legislature has already taken steps to ensure freedom and prosperity for generations to come. Earlier this year, The Hoosier State voted to pass the Convention of States resolution, which calls for an Article V Amendments Convention for the purpose of limiting the size, scope, and jurisdiction of the federal government. Presidential contenders can talk about shrinking government and eliminating the debt, but only a Convention of States can actually reverse 100 years of activist Supreme Court decisions and...
  • Will Big Spending in Indiana Lead To a Win? (Congressional primary)

    04/28/2016 4:29:51 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 30 replies
    Roll Call Politics ^ | April 27, 2016 | Gillian Roberts
    In Indiana’s competitive 9th Congressional District Republican primary race, there’s a big spender. A really big spender. His name is Joseph A. “Trey” Hollingsworth III (Roll Call has already delved into other oddities about his candidacy , like how he’s from Tennessee), and he’s been blanketing the airwaves with campaign ads in the five-way race for GOP Rep. Todd Young’s open seat — which is rated Safe Republican by the Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report/Roll Call. There are unique challenges in the contest, like how no one in his adopted hometown of Jeffersonville has really seen him outside of their...
  • Joe Carr Challenges GOP Rep. Diane Black in Tennessee Primary

    04/15/2016 1:59:47 PM PDT · by don-o · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 14, 2016
    Former State Rep. Joe Carr is challenging incumbent Tennessee Sixth Congressional District Rep. Diane Black (R-TN) 67% in the Republican primary. The vote will be in August. Carr, who narrowly lost to Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) 19% in the 2014 Republican U.S. Senate primary in the Volunteer State, says Black is not a conservative. The winner of that primary is expected to easily win the Congressional seat in the heavily Republican district in November’s general election. “Millions of Republicans across the country have voted overwhelmingly to reject the business as usual ‘insider games’ in Washington. We have elected Republican majorities...
  • Ryan Broadens Path for Cruz By Dampening GOP Nomination Chatter

    04/12/2016 8:59:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | April 12, 2016 | Abby Livingston
    U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan issued an emphatic statement Tuesday that he would not accept the Republican Party's presidential nomination this summer at the GOP convention in Cleveland, effectively broadening U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz's potential path to becoming the party's nominee. "Let me be clear: I do not want, nor will I accept the Republican nomination," the Wisconsin Republican told reporters at a news conference at Republican National Committee headquarters. "So let me speak directly to the delegates on this: If no candidate has a majority on the first ballot, I believe you should only choose a person who actually...
  • Missing Campaign issues [Article V+ advocacy]

    04/09/2016 4:38:50 AM PDT · by Fhios · 9 replies
    4/9/2016 | Total Vanity
    A most important issue that I haven't heard from any candidate is support for Constitutional amendments specifically targeting the 17th amendment and campaign finance limitations, and the Article V convention. I haven't heard of any supporting organizations endorsing Trump or Cruz advocate Article V and the topics of the 17th and campaign limitations. I haven't heard any news organizations even remotely broach the topic or question the candidates on any of those topics. Seems to me as would-be conservatives, Trump, Cruz would be all over these questions. With position and analysis and their version of support. Obviously Sanders and Clinton...
  • Peter King Brutally Bashes ‘Phony’ Cruz, Hopes New Yorkers Give Him Cold Shoulder ‘and Other Things’

    04/07/2016 12:25:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 143 replies
    Mediaite ^ | April 7, 2016 | J.D. Durkin
    New York state representative Peter King is not one to hold his tongue on his true feelings about anything, so did you think the outspoken pol wasn’t gonna dig in on Ted Cruz today? Fuhgeddaboudit. During an appearance on The Joe Piscopo Show Thursday morning, Rep. King slammed the Texas Senator amid the controversies he’s facing in — and prior rhetoric about — New York. Just twelve days before the New York primary, Cruz is on major damage control on the campaign trail after a disastrous day in the Bronx saw Cruz getting booed, heckled, and become subject of a...
  • Matt Gaetz (Florida) runs for U.S. Congress, blasts 'illegal immigrants' and 'Muslim terrorists'

    03/22/2016 4:22:28 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 2 replies
    The Orlando Weekly ^ | March 21, 2016 | Dara Kam
    Tying himself to Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump’s coattails, state Rep. Matt Gaetz announced his candidacy Monday for an open Panhandle congressional seat with an announcement blasting illegal immigrants, Muslim terrorists and the national debt. Gaetz, a Fort Walton Beach Republican elected to the state House in 2010, had been in a heated contest for a state Senate seat held by his father, Don, a former Senate president forced out of office this fall due to term limits. “Washington’s failures have left the American people with trillions in debt, illegal immigrants sucking us dry, and attacks from Muslim terrorists rising....