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  • Sen. Tim Kaine: 'We've Got' to 'Fight in the Streets'

    10/16/2018 10:31:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 71 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 10/16/2018 | Michael W. Chapman
    Commenting on how Democrats can strengthen their party by effectively targeting Trump administration policies they oppose, Senator Tim Kaine (D-Va.) said liberals must "fight in the courts, fight in the streets" and "fight at the ballot box." On Tuesday morning's Morning Joe (MSNBC), co-host Mika Brzezinski asked, "So, broad question about the future of the Democratic Party, especially given your firsthand experience with what we've all been through. There's so much going on here that we clearly see, you know, places where you -- we can criticize what the administration is doing, but how does the party rebuild? How do...
  • Nancy Pelosi: ‘25,000 Votes Could Determine the Gavel’

    10/16/2018 10:21:38 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 28 replies
    brietbart ^ | 10/16/2018 | Tony Lee
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) acknowledged that just 25,000 votes could determine whether Democrats take back the House and Democrats are preparing for a scenario in which the country does not know which party controls the House on election night. When asked if Democrats will know on election night that they have picked up the net 23 seats they need to win back the House, Pelosi told Politico in an interview published Tuesday that DCCC Chair Ben Ray Lujan (D-NM) “says we should be prepared for not knowing, but I’m just hoping that we will.” “That the 23 for...
  • Elizabeth Warren might have actually made things worse with her DNA gambit

    10/16/2018 9:39:02 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 77 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 10:13 AM ET, Tue October 16, 201 | Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large
    (CNN)Twenty-four hours after Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren shocked the political world with a five-minute video (and a mountain of documentation) aimed at putting to bed the controversy over her claims of Native American heritage, it's becoming increasingly clear the strategy amounts to a swing and a miss. Warren's goal was to take the issue of her heritage off the table for nervous Democrats and to show that she was ready, willing and able to stand up to President Donald Trump if and when the time came that she was the party's nominee against him in 2020. The problem is that,...
  • Warren readies for 2020 run: The Massachusetts senator’s presidential race choreography [tr]

    10/16/2018 11:11:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | October 15, 2018 | Natasha Korecki and Alex Thompson
    At a town hall meeting last month, Sen. Elizabeth Warren finally revealed she was taking “a hard look” at running for president. Now it’s clear just how hard she’s looking. Monday’s grandiose, made-for-media detailing of her Native American ancestry — complete with DNA documentation — erased any questions about the Massachusetts Democrat‘s intent.
  • Donald Trump Jr. blasts Beto O’Rourke: ‘Irish guy pretending to be Hispanic’

    10/16/2018 11:07:52 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 15, 2018
    Donald Trump Jr. slammed Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas) on Monday, saying the Democratic challenger to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is "pretending" to be Latino. "What’s authentic about an Irish guy pretending to be Hispanic? Asking for some friends Texas," Trump Jr. tweeted, linking to an article from ABC News that contended O'Rourke has kept the Senate race close partly because of a desire among Democratic voters to see authenticity in candidates.
  • Majority say they oppose celebrities getting involved in politics, poll finds

    10/16/2018 11:26:32 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10 16 2018 | Julia Manchester
    A majority of American voters say they oppose celebrities giving political endorsements, according to a new American Barometer survey. The poll, conducted by Hill.TV and the HarrisX polling company, found that 60 percent of respondents said they opposed celebrities giving political endorsements because "they polarize public opinion and distract from the important issues of the day." Forty percent of respondents said they support celebrities giving endorsements because "they spread awareness and engage people to vote." The poll also showed a partisan divide on the issue with 80 percent of Republicans polled saying they oppose the endorsements, and 43 percent of...
  • CNBC All-America Economic Survey shows no big blue wave in November

    10/16/2018 11:29:55 AM PDT · by ThinkingBuddha · 17 replies
    CNBC/Youtube ^ | 10/16/2018 | CNBC
    The latest CNBC All-America Economic Survey shows voters only prefer Democrats over Republicans by a 6 percent margin. That's not enough to constitute a big blue wave, say pollsters.
  • Trump allies double down on 'mob' attack in final stretch of midterms (America First ad buy)

    10/16/2018 4:06:31 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 23 replies
    KTVZ ^ | Oct 16, 2018 | Sarah Westwood
    (CNN) - President Donald Trump's allies are increasingly embracing his argument that Democrats have become a "mob" heading into the final stretch of the midterm election, echoing his incendiary language in the hopes of motivating Republican voters to head to the polls in just three weeks. America First Policies, the non-profit arm of the political action committee aligned with Trump, will launch a multi-state ad buy Tuesday aimed at turning out voters across 15 states with competitive Senate or congressional races. The $1.2 million digital campaign's first spot, titled "Division by Intimidation," will feature Democrats and protesters engaging in the...
  • Republican gains ground in tight West Virginia House race: poll

    10/16/2018 7:43:59 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 16 Oct 2018 | John Bowden
    Republican Carol Miller has overtaken Richard Ojeda (D) in the race for West Virginia's 3rd District House seat, according to a poll released Tuesday. A Monmouth University poll shows Miller with the support of 48 percent of likely midterm voters in the state, compared to 45 percent who say they support Ojeda. The poll's results come after previous surveys of the district in deep-red West Virginia showed Ojeda with as much as a double-digit lead. In a Monmouth poll in June, Ojeda led Miller by 9 points, according to Monmouth. Monmouth said in a press release with the poll on...
  • Donald Trump Announces Houston Rally with Ted Cruz in Texas

    10/16/2018 6:43:00 AM PDT · by davikkm · 43 replies
    breitbart ^ | CHARLIE SPIERING
    President Donald Trump will rally supporters in Houston, Texas, next Monday, according to a statement from his campaign. The event is scheduled to be held at NRG Arena, a location that can seat 8,000 people. “The President looks forward to celebrating the booming Trump economy that’s delivering new jobs and bigger paychecks to the hardworking men and women across the Lone Star State,” the Chief Operating Officer for the Trump campaign said in a statement to reporters. Trump promised to campaign in Texas to help Sen. Ted Cruz’s re-election campaign after the well-funded Beto O’Rourke sparked hopes from Democrats looking...
  • 3 Things Your Anti Trump Friends Don't Understand

    10/15/2018 10:07:44 PM PDT · by Simon Foxx · 22 replies
    5TJT.com ^ | 10/15/2018 | Jake Novak
    It’s one thing to lose an election; it happens to everyone in politics. It’s one thing to lose a sports match; it happens in every sport. But something even rarer is happening in American politics right now, the losers don’t know why they’re losing and many of them don’t even realize they’re losing at all. In this case, the losers are the Democrats. They not only lost the 2016 presidential election, but continue to lose major battles with the Republicans over key issues like tax reform and the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation. Many of them are shocked by these...
  • Florida Supreme Court: New Governor to Fill Vacancies, Not Scott

    10/15/2018 4:32:33 PM PDT · by rarestia · 21 replies
    Spectrum BayNews 9 ^ | October 15, 2018 @2:04 PM | Spectrum News Staff & Associated Press
    <p>TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida's next governor will get to pick three new justices to the Florida Supreme Court, the high court ruled Monday in a rebuke to Gov. Rick Scott.</p> <p>Three justices appointed by the late Gov. Lawton Chiles will retire next January, the same day Scott leaves office.</p>
  • Seeking government coddling

    10/15/2018 8:49:22 PM PDT · by TBP · 6 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 14, 2018 | Helen E. Krieble
    Astonishingly, today’s Americans expect government to care for us from cradle to grave, the way commoners once expected a benevolent king to care for his subjects. We treat people as members of groups rather than as individuals, insidiously devolving into the very class system against which the Founders rebelled. Americans are voluntarily surrendering the very freedoms that millions fought and died to establish and protect. President James Garfield once said the most common form of death in politics is suicide. After a noble 225-year history, is the American experiment dying at the hands of its own people? Many of the...
  • Sinema v McSally debate (Vanity)

    10/15/2018 8:03:55 PM PDT · by Az Joe · 18 replies
    10/15/2018
    Sinema was scripted, very...more polished...more canned answers: "I just looovvvve Arizona. It is sooo beautiful...I like to take walks outdoors in nature all the time." "I am sooo Independent." Took her 6 or 7 minutes to answer the question: How would you have voted on Kavanaugh? (No) McSally was less scripted, more off the cuff and seemed more real. McSally was more aggressive and wanted to mix it up more. Usually the more aggressive fighter wins in a close bout (See Trump). McSally walked over to Sinema to shake her hand at the end, that looked good. I give it...
  • Trump tops $100 million in fundraising for his own reelection

    10/15/2018 9:00:10 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 10 replies
    Geenwich Time ^ | 9:11 pm EDT, Monday, October 15, 2018 | Michelle Ye Hee Lee and Anu Narayanswamy, The Washington Post
    <p>President Donald Trump has topped $100 million in fundraising for his 2020 reelection bid - an enormous haul for a president barely two years into his first term, according to new figures reported by his 2020 campaign.</p> <p>Trump pulled in more than $18 million last quarter through his campaign committee and two joint fundraising committees with the Republican National Committee, for a total of at least $106 million since January 2017, according to his campaign and federal filings.</p>
  • ABC: Generic Ballot In Battleground Districts Is … R+1?

    10/15/2018 4:37:06 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 52 replies
    Long room.com ^ | Oct 15, 2018
    The key to voter enthusiasm in this midterm cycle may be the same as it is in real estate: Location, location, location. ABC News’ Rick Klein takes a look at the current generic-ballot polling from the latest Washington Post/ABC partnership and notes that the double-digit Democratic lead would normally spell curtains for the GOP. However, Klein points out that almost all of it comes in districts well in hand for Democrats — and that the battleground looks different: If this was a national referendum on President Donald Trump, he’d be set for a thumping, or a shellacking, or whatever word...
  • Hillary Clinton stumps for Menendez at Jersey City fundraiser

    10/15/2018 8:22:54 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 35 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | October 15, 2018
    Hillary Clinton came out to Jersey City to help raise money for embattled New Jersey U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez on Monday. Clinton was the featured guest at the event to raise money for Menendez, his leadership political action committee, and the New Jersey State Democratic Committee. at the Liberty Prime Steakhouse in Jersey City on Oct. 15. Tickets ranged from $500 to $5,400, according to an invitation. Menendez, D-N.J., supported Clinton's presidential campaigns in both 2008 and 2016, against her Democratic primary opponents. In endorsing Clinton shortly before the June 2016 New Jersey primary, he called her opponent, Donald Trump,...
  • Retired Feminist Professsor In WashPo: I ‘Wish All Men Were Dead’

    10/15/2018 7:50:47 PM PDT · by blam · 94 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10-15-2018 | Tom Ciccotta
    A retired history professor from Grinnell College and feminist announced that she wishes that “all men were dead” in a column for the Washington Post over the weekend. Retired history professor Victoria Bissell Brown published a bizarre column in the Washington Post on Friday in which she detailed an outburst she had at her husband that included her wishing for the death of all men. I yelled at my husband last night. Not pick-up-your-socks yell. Not how-could-you-ignore-that-red-light yell. This was real yelling. This was 30 minutes of from-the-gut yelling. Triggered by a small, thoughtless, dismissive, annoyed, patronizing comment. Really small....
  • Beto O'Rourke will not share $38 million he raised with other Dem Senate candidates

    10/15/2018 7:15:44 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/15/18 | MICHAEL BURKE
    Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) said Monday that he won't share the $38 million his campaign raised in the third quarter of the year with other Senate Democratic candidates. "No," O'Rourke told a reporter who asked if he would share the funds with candidates in tighter races, according to the Washington Examiner. "I'm focused on Texas. Most of our contributions have come from Texas. All of them have come from people. Not a dime from PACs," he said. O'Rourke added that he is honoring "the commitment that those who've contributed to this campaign have made to me." "If they want to...
  • "Question of Standards": Keith Ellison versus Karen Monahan on her beatings.

    10/15/2018 6:54:19 PM PDT · by 5150 FREEPER · 4 replies
    Full Measure ^ | 10/14/2018 | Full Measure
    The recent Capitol Hill hearings of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh may have been the biggest flashpoint of the #metoo movement to date. The hearings raised the question of standards, in the #metoo era. Are women to be believed based solely on an unproven allegation? If corroboration is required, then what's good enough? And who gets to decide? Those are some of the tricky questions raised by abuse allegations made against a top Democrat official Congressman Keith Ellison by an ex-girlfriend who spoke to Sharyl this week.