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  • Rep. Maxine Waters: Justice Brett Kavanaugh 'won't rest easy in his job'

    10/19/2018 11:37:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 18, 2018 | Jessica Chasmar
    Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters is predicting the backlash against newly confirmed Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh will continue well into his tenure. Speaking to Black Hollywood Live before the 2018 Merge Summit in Los Angeles on Friday, Mrs. Waters had some words of encouragement for people who feel dejected by the confirmation of Justice Kavanaugh, who faced allegations of committing sexual misconduct more than 30 years ago. “Never stop,” she instructed liberals, according to a clip flagged by NTK Network on Monday. “That is what we have to do with what happened to Kavanaugh and this confirmation process. “It...
  • Beto O'Rourke says he still supports impeaching Trump

    10/18/2018 7:52:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | October 18, 2018 | Eric Bradner
    Texas Democratic Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke said at a CNN town hall Thursday night that he would still vote to impeach President Donald Trump. The El Paso congressman challenging Sen. Ted Cruz said that his position on impeachment hadn't changed, even as Cruz has used the issue to galvanize conservative voters against O'Rourke's campaign. Asked by CNN's Dana Bash if he had changed his mind after saying he'd vote to impeach Trump this summer, O'Rourke said, "I haven't." He pointed to the ongoing probe into whether Trump's 2016 campaign colluded with Russia. "There may be an open question as to...
  • Why Donald Trump likes it when John Kelly and John Bolton fight

    10/18/2018 7:38:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | October 18, 2018 | Chris Cillizza, Editor-at-large
    Even by White House standards, this scrap was reportedly a doozy. Writes Kaitlan Collins and Jeff Zeleny: "A heated argument in the West Wing between chief of staff John Kelly and national security adviser John Bolton over a recent surge in border crossings turned into a shouting match Thursday, two sources familiar with the argument told CNN." According to Collins and Zeleny, the fight -- which Trump witnessed the start of (and sided with the more hard-line Bolton) -- led some aides to speculate that one of the two combatants might leave the White House following it. (The betting money...
  • Biden says "I hope they don't" impeach Trump if Democrats retake the House

    10/18/2018 6:04:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    MSN News ^ | October 18, 2018 | Grace Segers, CBS News
    Former Vice President Joe Biden said in an interview with "CBS This Morning" co-host Norah O'Donnell that if Democrats retake the House of Representatives, he hopes "they don't" impeach President Trump. "I hope they don't. I don't think there's a basis for doing that right now," Biden said. He called for Democrats to wait until the conclusion of the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller. "I think we should focus on all the terrible things that are happening now in terms of interest of the middle class people and working class people," Biden said, criticizing the Trump administration for "decimating"...
  • Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon headlines 'Red Tide Rising' rally in Elma (New York)

    10/17/2018 9:33:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Buffalo News ^ | October 17, 2018 | Robert J. McCarthy
    Steve Bannon, the onetime close adviser to Donald Trump with wide appeal among the president’s supporters, will highlight an Elma campaign rally on Oct. 24 in a sign of the GOP’s escalating effort to excite its base and turn out the vote on Election Day. Bannon will appear with local Republican candidates at 4:30 p.m. at the Jamison Road Volunteer Fire Co, 1071 Jamison Road, according to organizer Michael R. Caputo. “It’s a ‘Red Tide Rising’ rally to get out the vote for all Republican candidates in the region,” said Caputo, an East Aurora political consultant and CNN commentator associated...
  • The Numbers Are Better for Donald Trump Than You Think. Here's Why

    10/10/2018 8:27:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | October 9, 2018 | Ryan Teague Beckwith
    If history holds true, President Donald Trump is about to enter a rougher period of his presidency. The most current forecasts show Republicans are likely to lose the House of Representatives in the midterm elections, while maintaining their narrow majority in the Senate. That would mean new Democratic-led investigations and gridlock on his legislative agenda. But that doesn’t mean that Trump is in trouble when it comes to his own re-election. In fact, there are a few numbers that might leave him optimistic about the overall state of his presidency as he heads into its next phase. Here’s a closer...
  • Freeport this KS voter poll- Kevin Yoder or socialist Sharice Davids

    10/10/2018 7:14:36 AM PDT · by ncfool · 12 replies
    Kansas City business Journal ^ | October 10, 2018 | Self
    Who will you vote for in the cans this third district congressional race. The incumbent Republican Kevin Yoder, are the very liberal Democrat Sharice Davids. Davids has never had any political elected office. Her only claim to fame is that she worked for one year as a White House fellow in the Obama administration. She is a socialist, kickboxer, and lesbian. She does not show up in the district at events where the incumbent is going to be. She has refuse to debate the incumbent.
  • Hillary Clinton: "Civility Can Start Again" When Democrats Take Back The House And Or The Senate

    10/10/2018 1:40:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October 9, 2018 | Ian Schwartz
    Hillary Clinton discusses President Trump, Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and civility in politics with CNN's Christiane Amanpour. At a time when Republicans are being shot, stabbed, doxxed, beaten, mailed powder, run out of restaurants, and sent death threats, Hillary Clinton urges Democrats to be even more uncivil. What an irresponsible statement. Every Democrat should denounce. pic.twitter.com/TdEmISWnzM — U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (@SenBillCassidy) October 9, 2018 CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR, CNN HOST: Last night, President Trump had a sort of ceremony for now Justice Kavanaugh at the White House, and he apologized on behalf the American people for the immense amount...
  • Q&A: Sacramento political analyst on Kavanaugh’s confirmation

    10/07/2018 2:48:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    KCRA-TV ^ | October 7, 2018 | Marlei Martinez
    'He has the power to shape the court for a generation' Chief Justice John Roberts and retired Justice Anthony Kennedy conducted the swearing-in for Justice Brett Kavanaugh on Saturday. Kavanaugh’s addition to the Supreme Court comes after a tumultuous, monthslong confirmation process. Sacramento political analyst Steve Swatt weighed in on the impact of Kavanaugh’s confirmation. Q: How much is partisan politics affecting the Supreme Court? Swatt: That’s what a lot of people are concerned about, that the politics will in fact saturate the court. What is interesting is that in Brett Kavanaugh, the court now has a reliable staunch conservative...
  • Kasich predicts good year for Democrats after Kavanaugh debacle

    10/07/2018 1:50:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Vindicator ^ | October 7, 2018 | The Associated Press
    Picking up the pieces after a contentious nomination battle, the Senate’s majority leader said Sunday that the chamber won’t be irreparably damaged by the wrenching debate over sexual misconduct that has swirled around new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. While Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Kavanaugh’s confirmation was a shining moment for the GOP heading into next month’s pivotal elections, GOP Gov. John Kasich of Ohio predicted “a good year” for Democrats and said he wonders about “the soul of our country” in the long term after the tumultuous hearings. McConnell, in two news show interviews, tried to distinguish between...
  • Trump, Biden to campaign in Kentucky congressional district

    10/05/2018 6:39:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 5, 2018 | Adam Beam, The Associated Press
    President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden will campaign next week in Kentucky, with each seeking to sway a hotly contested 6th Congressional District race that could help determine which party controls the House of Representatives next year. Republican U.S. Rep. Andy Barr is in a tight race with Democrat Amy McGrath, a retired Marine fighter pilot. Trump's campaign said Friday it will hold a rally in Richmond, Kentucky, on Oct. 13. It will be Trump's third visit to Kentucky, but his first venture outside of the state's largest city of Louisville. Trump will appear at the Alumni...
  • Steny Hoyer says Democrats shouldn't be talking about impeachment of Brett Kavanaugh

    10/03/2018 2:16:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 3, 2018 | Laura Barrón-López
    Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., echoed Leader Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday, saying Democrats shouldn’t consider impeaching Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh before the Senate makes it decision and the FBI finishes its reopened background check. Though a number of key House Democrats have said they want to investigate the allegations of sexual assault against Kavanaugh if their party wins the lower chamber in November, Democratic leaders were more hesitant to jump on the bandwagon. “I don’t want to prejudge,” Hoyer said Thursday in a sit-down with reporters, where he boasted about Democrats' chances of flipping control of the House. “I...
  • Predictions of a 'Kavanaugh wave' in November. But for Democrats or GOP?

    09/30/2018 6:03:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 30, 2018 | Alex Seitz-Wald and Benjy Sarlin
    The country is closely following the Brett Kavanaugh saga, but will it sway voters in November? In an era when the everyday deluge of news coming out of Washington can often feel too overwhelming, the Senate hearing last week to examine allegations of sexual assault against President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee seems to have broken through to an unusual degree. Nielsen, the ratings agency, estimated nearly 20 percent of American households with a TV watched the hearing, while Google data on search trends showed Kavanaugh was a rare political story to eclipse pop culture and other news. Partisans on...
  • Democrats planning to examine Trump’s tax returns after the midterms

    09/29/2018 8:37:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Politico ^ | September 29, 2018 | Brian Faler
    A nearly 100-year old statute allows the chairmen of Congress’ tax committees to look at anyone’s returns. The years-old mystery of what’s in President Donald Trump’s tax returns will likely quickly unravel if Democrats win control of at least one chamber of Congress. Democrats, especially in the House, are quietly planning on using an obscure law that will enable them to examine the president’s tax filings without his permission. The nearly 100-year-old statute allows the chairmen of Congress’ tax committees to look at anyone’s returns, and Democrats say they intend to use that power to help answer a long list...
  • Donald Trump Is 'impeachable' for Doing 'irreparable' Harm to U.S., House Democrat Says

    09/21/2018 3:34:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Newsweek ^ | September 20, 2018 | Jessica Kwong
    President Donald Trump has done “irreparable” damage to the United States and is “impeachable,” regardless of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, a House Democrat said Thursday. Texas Representative Al Green, who has forced two failed votes to begin impeachment proceedings against Trump, renewed his call in an interview with Hill.TV. "What he has done to this society is harmful and in some cases it may be irreparable,” Green said on the media outlet’s Rising show. He gave the example of Trump telling “police officers that you don’t have to be nice, when you’re arresting someone.” "These are the kinds of...
  • Dem calls for House uprising if Kavanaugh confirmed without hearing from Ford

    09/19/2018 6:05:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 19, 2018 | Naomi Lim
    A House Democrat called on his colleagues Wednesday to "rise up" if Republican senators push forward with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation without hearing from his sexual assault accuser, Christine Blasey Ford. "For the men and women of the House of Representatives, we must rise up in disgust and anger and make certain that our voice is clear," Rep. John Garamendi, D-Calif., said during an interview with CNN. "Get the facts out. Give this woman the benefit of the doubt. Don't treat her as so many women have been treated time after time in courtroom after courtroom." Only the...
  • Maxine Waters Suggests “Knocking Off” Trump Then “Going After” Pence

    09/17/2018 6:57:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | September 17, 2018 | Kemberlee Kaye
    “There are those who say, ‘What if we get rid of him? Then we’ve got that Vice President and he’ll be worse.’ I say knock off the first one and then go after the second one. We have the power.” You can always count on Rep. Maxine Waters to give away the plans to destroy Trump’s presidency and administration. The latest of which occurred Friday and included a suggestion to “knock off” Trump, which was greeted with applause and cheers. The National Newspaper Publishers Association gave Waters a National Leadership Award and Waters used her platform to trash Trump. Watch:...
  • Save the Democrats! Vote Republican

    09/15/2018 8:10:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The National Review ^ | September 15, 2018 | Heather Wilhelm
    The arguments for doing the converse are getting a little silly. If you’re a long-time Republican voter, you’ve likely by now heard the growing and insistent and highly concerned media refrain: Republicans who truly care about America will vote for Democrats this fall. In RealClearPolitics last month, columnist Froma Harrop addressed the woes of Republicans in the age of Trump, offering her take on the only honorable options for this fall: “You can follow the lead of GOP strategist Steve Schmidt, conservative columnist George Will and others who have fled the party. Or you can stay in and help a...
  • Maxine Waters Unloads on Trump: ‘The Most Deplorable, Despicable Human Being’

    09/15/2018 4:58:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | September 13, 2018 | Rob Bluey
    Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., escalated her ongoing feud with President Donald Trump, calling him “the most deplorable, the most despicable human being” and advocating his impeachment. Waters received a hero’s welcome, including two standing ovations, at the annual Congressional Black Caucus Foundation conference Thursday in Washington. Introduced as a leader of the “resistance,” Waters spoke for more than 30 minutes about the Trump administration’s policies related to criminal justice. After finishing her prepared remarks, she made her most pointed comments about the president. “This is a bad time—to put it mildly. I’ve never seen anything like it in my life,”...
  • CBC Members Firmly Opposed to Trump SCOTUS Pick

    09/15/2018 3:18:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Black Press USA ^ | September 14, 2018 | Stacy Brown
    The Senate Judiciary Committee completed four days of hearings on the Supreme Court nomination of D.C. Judge Brett Kavanaugh and a vote reportedly will come in about two weeks. The hearings were marred with protests and demonstrations against Kavanaugh as more than 227 demonstrators were arrested between the Sept. 4 start of the proceedings and the end of testimony Friday, according to Capitol authorities. On Day 2, California Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris grilled Kavanaugh on whether he had discussed special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election with anyone at the law firm of Kasowitz Benson...