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  • Bernie for DNC Chair: What I saw at the Democratic National Committee candidate forum

    01/24/2017 4:21:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 24, 2017 | Matthew Walther, associate editor
    If you turned on your television last night around 7:00 p.m., you might have skipped past Sports Center and Wolf Blitzer and whatever soft-core fantasy porno is on HBO and The Real Housewives of Mackinac County all the way to CSPAN3. If you did, you would have been treated to ďa historic and important conversation about the future,Ē which is to say, a bunch of people youíve probably never heard of standing on a nondescript stage talking about how they want to be in charge of fundraising and other boring tertiary tasks for the Democratic Party. Lucky you. Naturally to...
  • President Trump, home alone, puts out the White House welcome mat

    01/24/2017 2:51:56 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | January 24, 2017 | By Jeff Zeleny, Senior White House Correspondent
    President Donald Trump is home alone, so suddenly one of the hottest new tickets in town is an invitation to the White House. The President is going to start hitting the Washington dinner party circuit. In most cases, actually, his guests will come to him as he tries building bridges in a city that he has spent years railing against. "It's very good -- a beautiful relationship," said Trump, all smiles Monday as he hosted congressional leaders at the White House for his first round of evening visitors. A piano played Billy Joel's "New York State of Mind," as the...
  • "Trump Shouldn't Have Those Arguments": Another Indicator They Still Don't Get It

    01/23/2017 3:06:43 PM PST · by LS · 61 replies
    self | 1/23/2017 | LS
    Listening to the drivebys, and even Rush and Hannity to some extent, tells me that Trump STILL is playing 3D chess while everyone else is watching a Parcheesi match. The latest is this "fight" over crowd size at the inauguration, or how many people watched it. First, this is unprovable, because no one knows how many people were viewing this on a non-TV screen--Facebook, a phone, iPads, etc. Any REASONABLE person would assume that with the 31 million confirmed watching on TV, and the million present at the event, at last 10 million more watched on alternative media, this was...
  • Vanity-SEante Leader, McConnell kneels before Democrat, Schumer, betrays POTUS, Trump!!!

    01/23/2017 6:26:07 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 31 replies
    As usual...."weak sister" Republican Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, bowed to the demands of Senate Democrat, Minority Leader, Chuck Schumer regarding the approval voting on POTUS Trump's cabinet nominees, etc. McConnell, as the Senate leader could have & should have, forced the Democrat Senators and the entire Senate to stay in unending session through this past weekend, in order to gain the approval of all of DJT'a cabinet nominees. Instead, McConnell opted to bow to the whims & wishes of "no political power" Democrat minority leader, Chuck Shumer!!! If McConnell has any back bone or spine in defense of his...
  • Smug progressive transplants help to explain Trumpís victory in rural Wisconsin

    01/22/2017 2:25:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 22, 2017 | John Sexton
    Politico magazine has an interesting piece up today titled ďWhat Do You Do if a Red State Moves to You?Ē That title is actually close to being the opposite of what the piece describes. Itís not about red staters moving into the cities. Itís about blue staters deciding, for one reason or another, to colonize a small county in rural Wisconsin and then being horrified to find not everyone who lives there shares their political outlook. The author suggests the cultural smugness of these progressive transplants is one reason some people in this rural county voted for Donald Trump. The...
  • Graham and McCain hop aboard the Tillerson train

    01/22/2017 12:06:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Axiom ^ | January 23, 2017 | Justin Green
    From the Sunday shows: Lindsey Graham and John McCain both said they'll vote to confirm Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State. Why it matters: Tillerson can clear the Senate with just Republican votes. His refusals to condemn Putin drew lots of attention at his confirmation hearing. Now it looks like he'll be just fine. The one to watch: Marco Rubio, who was the senator to put Tillerson through the ringer on Russia. He's still mum on his vote.
  • Why Trump Won't Have To Worry About Protestors At The Inauguration (Trump Tweet)

    01/19/2017 5:38:26 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 40 replies
    Twitter via Gab.ai ^ | Jan 19 2017 | Donald J Trump
  • Trump Inauguration Protesters Work Hard For His Re-Election

    01/18/2017 8:22:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 18, 2017 | Robert Tracinski
    Protesters against Donald Trumpís inauguration are flooding to DC and putting forth their best effort to ensure that there will be a second Trump inauguration to protest four years from now. Iím not boasting or gloating about this outcome. I didnít want there to be a first Trump inauguration, and I probably wonít be too happy about a second one, either. Yes, a lot can and will go wrong with the Trump administration over the next four years, so itís impossible to predict the next election. But everything in the behavior of Trumpís opponents on the Left tells us they...
  • 'Give the Guy a Chance' Iowa Trump Supporters Say

    01/18/2017 2:34:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 18, 2017 | Meghan Keneally and Josh Haskell
    Iowa has played an important role in the presidential election process for decades as a swing state in the heart of the Midwest, and this year it swung for Donald Trump. Now Trump supporters are excited to see how their pick pans out. ďHe won the Electoral College because of the Midwest,Ē said Beverly Harper, a 77-year-old who worked in therapeutic horseback riding from Bettendorf, Iowa, ďYou take Wisconsin, Iowa all those states and Pennsylvania also. Right down the center of the United States. The little guy is finally speaking up.Ē Harper was one of a handful of customers at...
  • Donít believe the tweets ó Trump is one cool customer

    01/17/2017 7:41:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The New York Post ^ | January 17, 2017 | Michael Goodwin
    The eye of a storm is a calm place surrounded by turbulence. So is Donald Trump. Much of liberal America is in an absolute tizzy over his impending presidency, with denunciations and declarations of defiance competing for the most apocalyptic scenarios. Will the world end Friday or Saturday? The sturm und drang is not limited to the homefront. Europe is reeling from Trumpís salvo that Brexit is a ďgood thingĒ and NATO is ďobsolete.Ē And China threatens to ďtake off the glovesĒ if Trump keeps flirting with Taiwan. But if the president-elect is rattled or even worried about the turmoil,...
  • Trump should shrug off John Lewisí cookie-cutter insults

    01/17/2017 5:00:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 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 congressmanís been playing the same tune about every top Republican for years now. Yes, Lewisí accusation was baseless and blatantly partisan: He said Trump isnít a ďlegitimate presidentĒ because of Russian hacking, and heíd skip the inauguration, ďthe first one Iíve missed since Iíve been in Congress.Ē Oops: He didnít attend George W. Bushís inauguration in 2001, either ó charging that Dubya wasnít truly elected. Last year, Lewis said Trump ďreminds me so much of the things that George Wallace said and...
  • John Kerry Predicts Trump Administration Will Last "A Year, Two Years, Whatever"

    01/17/2017 12:50:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | January 17, 2017 | Tim Hains
    Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Geneva on Tuesday, Secretary of State John Kerry said that he does not believe that president-elect Donald Trump will repeal everything he says he will when his administration comes into power on Friday, but if he does it could cause significant damage for "a year, two years, whatever, while the [Trump] administration is there."(continued)
  • In Georgia, two Trumps exist across urban, rural divide

    01/16/2017 9:44:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Aiken Standard ^ | January 16, 2017 | Bill Barrow, The Associated Press
    LULA, Ga. ó Patti Thomas owns a flower shop in the north Georgia town of Lula. Xavier Bryant runs an independent pharmacy just outside Atlanta. Looking toward the inauguration of an entrepreneur as president, the two share this expectation: Donald Trump will be good for business. "He's already proven he can turn things around," the 52-year-old Thomas said, crediting Trump with Ford Motor Co.'s recent announcement that it would scrap a planned Mexico plant while expanding in Michigan. "Just his business enthusiasm, we've been lacking that." "My intuition," the 33-year-old Bryant agrees, "is telling me that small business owners will...
  • Rep. Maxine Waters Struggles To Explain Why Trump Should Be Impeached [VIDEO]

    01/16/2017 5:25:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 16, 2017 | Christian Datoc
    Democratic California Rep. Maxine Waters had difficulty explaining why she thinks Donald Trumpís campaign attacks against Hillary Clinton are impeachable offenses while being interview by MSNBCís Chris Matthews Monday night. Waters, who will join Georgia Rep. John Lewis in boycotting Trumpís inauguration on Friday, first ran into difficulty when Matthews asked why some Democrats still view Trump as ďillegitimate.Ē (VIDEO-AT-LINK) "If thereís some sort of ó as you call it ó collusion,Ē the Hardball host noted. ďThen what? Does that make Trump subject to impeachment? Just generally, tell me what you mean by the term.Ē ďWell hereís what Iím trying...
  • John Lewis 'a saint,' Andrew Young tells Trump in surprise phone call

    01/16/2017 4:08:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Tennessean | January 16, 2017 | Jason Gonzales
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/local/davidson%20/2017/01/16/john-lewis-saint-andrew-young-tells-trump-surprise-phone-call/96509990/
  • European leaders shocked as Trump slams NATO and E.U., raising fears of transatlantic split

    BRUSSELS ó European leaders said Monday that they may have to stand alone without the United States once Donald Trump enters office, raising the prospect of an unprecedented breach in transatlantic relations after Trumpís comments that the European Union is bound for a breakup and that NATO is obsolete. Trump said in a weekend interview with the Times of London and Germanyís Bild newspaper that the 28-nation European Union was a vehicle for German interests and said that he was indifferent to the blocís fate. He also said he was committed to European defense even as he expressed skepticism about...
  • John Lewis, Donald Trump Is The Legitimate President Of The United States

    01/15/2017 10:03:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Post News Group ^ | January 15, 2017 | Zennie Abraham
    John Lewis, the famed Democratic Georgia Representative and civil rights leader, said that President-Elect Donald Trump is not a legitimate President. As much as I would like to reverse the clock and change the outcome of the election, everytime I think about that, I am reminded in my memory of how we, Democrats, failed to really come together under one unifying message.A lot of us were ignored by those in the DNC who achieved power-positions. Even long-time credentialed bloggers like me (Zennie Abraham, Zennie62.com, Zennie62 on YouTube) were ignored by the Clinton-controlled DNC brass, and left out of covering the...
  • California senator Feinstein says Russian hacking altered outcome of the election

    01/15/2017 7:26:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | January 15, 2017 | Sean Cockerham
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California said Sunday that Russian hacking altered the outcome of the presidential election. ďThat's what I believe. I've had all of the major classified briefings. I have been astonished at what has been a two-year effort at Russia to spear phish, to hack, to provide disinformation and propaganda wherever it really could,Ē said Feinstein, who until recently was the highest ranking Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee. ďIt's pretty clear that the hacking was of both political parties but with the aim of hurting Hillary Clinton and then, if Hillary Clinton were to win, the aim...
  • [FLASHBACK] Trumpís Deficient Ground-Game

    01/15/2017 2:01:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Outside the Beltway ^ | October 1, 2016 | Steven L. Taylor
    An interesting piece from the PBS Newshour, The Trump campaign has a ground-game problem: As the presidential election marathon breaks into a final sprint, the Trump campaign faces a jaw-dropping gap in the ground game: Hillary Clinton currently has more than three times the number of campaign offices in critical states than does Donald Trump. Those figures include both Trump offices and Republican National Committee victory offices, as confirmed by the Trump campaign. The contrast is a test for the conventional campaign model and points to the candidatesí stark differences in methods. Clinton is cleaving to the data-driven, on-the-ground machine...
  • Jeb Bush Goes from Low Energy to No Energy with Announcement GOP's Been Waiting For...

    01/14/2017 11:59:53 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Inddependent Journal Review ^ | January 13, 2017 | Michelle Ray
    In the event that you've been wondering what former Florida governor and GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush has planned for the future, you can rest easy now knowing that it ó probably ó won't involve running for office again. The Associated Press reports that Bush has joined The Foundation for Excellence in Education, an organization he founded to focus on pushing for ďchanges in education policy that often drawn opposition from teacher unions and Democrats.Ē Of his loss in the GOP race, Bush is quoted as saying: ďI just think this was my chance. The conditions of this election weren't...
  • How Cruz and Trump learned to like each other

    01/13/2017 11:07:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies
    The Politico ^ | January 13, 2017 | Eliana Johnson
    Ted Cruz was once one of Donald Trumpís most vocal critics. Now he's one of the president-elect's most important Senate allies. Ted Cruz met with Donald Trump exactly one week after Election Day. As it turned out, Cruzís tete-a-tete with the president-elect he had spurned from the stage of the Republican National Convention just months before wasnít the most consequential meeting he would have that day. After his talk with Trump, the Texas senator and his chief of staff, David Polyansky, then sat down with his chief strategist, Stephen Bannon, who sounded him out about his interest in filling the...
  • BBC: Jeb Bush Supporters Hired Former MI6 Spy to Create Trump Dossier

    01/12/2017 5:04:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    NewsMax ^ | January 12, 2017 | Reuters
    Christopher Steele, who wrote reports on compromising material Russian operatives allegedly had collected on U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, is a former officer in Britain's Secret Intelligence Service, according to people familiar with his career. Former British intelligence officials said Steele spent years under diplomatic cover working for the agency, also known as MI6, in Russia and Paris and at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London. After he left the spy service, Steele supplied the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation with information on corruption at FIFA, international soccer's governing body....
  • Rep. Brooks: Dems' 'war on whites' behind some criticism of Sessions

    01/11/2017 5:29:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | January 11, 2017 | Chris Massie
    Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks said in a radio interview on Tuesday that criticism of Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, who is Donald Trump's pick to be attorney general, is part of an ongoing "war on whites" by Democrats. "It's really about political power and racial division and what I've referred to on occasion as the 'war on whites.' They are trying to motivate the African-American vote to vote-bloc for Democrats by using every 'Republican is a racist' tool that they can envision," the Republican congressman said on "The Morning Show With Toni & Gary" on WBHP 800 Alabama radio. "Even if...
  • Jeb Bush: I hope Melania takes Trump's phone away

    01/11/2017 8:28:46 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 10, 2017 | Mallory Shelbourne
    Jeb Bush said Tuesday he hopes incoming first lady Melania Trump takes her husbandís cellphone away so he can focus on leading the country. The former Florida governor and GOP rival to Donald Trump quipped during a lecture at the William Waldon Cameron Forum in Texas that he hopes "Melania steals his phone," noting the president-elect has been known for tweeting at odd hours of the night. Bush said Tuesday he hopes the president-elect is successful. The two famously sparred during the 2016 Republican presidential primary debates and on the campaign trail before Bush dropped out in February. Others have...
  • Trump laying the groundwork for 2020 reelection bid

    01/10/2017 8:09:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Politico ^ | January 10, 2017 | Alex Isenstadt and Kenneth P. Vogel
    Donald Trump plans to keep his Manhattan-based campaign headquarters open as he assumes the presidency Ė a move that represents a sharp break from his predecessors, and one that positions him to begin running for reelection in 2020. According to three people briefed on the plans, Trump intends to retain a skeletal campaign staff of around ten people with a senior aide at the helm. They will work in Trump Tower, the Midtown skyscraper that Trumpís 2016 campaign was based out of. The office will be overseen by Michael Glassner, a veteran Republican strategist and top campaign adviser who has...
  • Former Pro-Clinton Super PAC Staffer Says Sanders Backers Were Threatened

    01/10/2017 7:39:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 10, 2017 | Lachlan Markay
    Leaders of a pro-Hillary Clinton political group threatened to fire employees who questioned its founderís criticism of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, according to a former staffer. Employees of American Bridge 21st Century, an opposition research-focused super PAC that backed Clintonís candidacy, ďhad their employment threatened when they complainedĒ about the treatment of Sanders, said Will Urquhart, formerly an American Bridge video tracker. Urquhart revealed the groupís treatment of Sanders supporters in a pair of tweets on Tuesday. He was responding to statements by American Bridge founder David Brock, who publicly apologized on Tuesday for his treatment of Sanders. ďI recognize...
  • Trump Supporter Looks Ahead to New Administration (Asian-Americans for Trump)

    01/10/2017 5:12:50 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Rafu Shimpo ^ | January 9, 2017 | Matthew Ormseth
    Where many Asian Americans saw an exclusionist whose views on immigration evoked past injustices, Lisa Shin saw a pragmatist unafraid of addressing national security issues head-on, and whose economic savvy could create jobs and return America to the fore of the global economy. Shin, the daughter of South Korean immigrants, was one of President-elect Donald Trumpís most vocal advocates among the Asian American community during the election, and was invited to speak at the Republican National Convention earlier this year. Shinís father came to the U.S. to study mechanical engineering, and her parents became naturalized citizens shortly after. Her father...
  • Sanders: ĎI give Donald Trump his dueí

    01/09/2017 7:45:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 9, 2017 | Cyra Master
    During a CNN town hall style interview Monday night, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) was challenged to compliment Donald Trump. Sanders was asked a variety of questions, including from a student at George Washington University who noted that Sanders has called the president-elect a pathological liar and asked, ďin an effort to inspire a cohesive front,Ē if Sanders could name Trumpís ďstrongest attribute.Ē ďYou think I should say something good about him now?Ē Sanders asked with a smile. ďThatís not a hard question for me to answer,Ē he added. ďTrump took on the Republican establishment, he took on the Democratic establishment,...
  • Conservatives plan $10M ad campaign to back Trump's Supreme Court nominee

    01/09/2017 7:31:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 9, 2017 | Lydia Wheeler
    The conservative Judicial Crisis Network (JCN) is planning to launch a $10 million national ad campaign to push Democratic senators to confirm President-elect Donald Trumpís Supreme Court nominee. JCN said itís planning to air ads in states that have vulnerable Democrats up for re-election in 2018, particularly those where Trump won by large margins. Senate Democrats have vowed to fight back against any Trump pick that they see as too conservative. ďWe are not going to settle on a Supreme Court nominee," Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer(D-N.Y.) said last week in an interview on MSNBC's Rachel Maddow. "If they donít...
  • 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...
  • Rhode Island's governor: Democrats need to be 'obsessed with job creation' in the age of Trump

    01/07/2017 4:35:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Business Insider ^ | January 7, 2017 | Maxwell Tani
    It's not every day that the Wall Street Journal's right-leaning opinion section swoons over a Democratic politician. Gina Raimondo's outspoken championing of tax and regulator reform have made her the rare exception. Gushing over the Rhode Island governor in a November article titled, "An Island of Rationality in Blue-State New England," opinion writer Allysia Finley praised Raimondo's focus on regulatory and tax reform, painting her as a wonky, business-friendly Democrat at odds with a left-wing base committed to fighting battles over social justice issues. "This yearís election has spurred soul-searching within the Democratic Party," she wrote. "A debate rages between...
  • Obama and Clinton loyalists grapple with Trump recession (May have to find real jobs)

    01/07/2017 2:48:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Politico ^ | January 7, 2017 | Sarah Wheaton
    Trumpís unexpected win has Democrats coping with a vastly smaller job market for their skills. The job market is about to get even more crowded for Washington Democrats, as thousands of Obama appointees join the hundreds of Clinton campaign staffers looking for employment. Thereís rarely been less demand for their services....
  • Indian-Americans to celebrate Trumpís inauguration with a ball

    01/07/2017 1:35:22 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Hindustan Times ^ | January 7, 2017 | The Press Trust of India
    Eminent Indian-Americans from across America are gearing to celebrate inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the US with a presidential ball along with other Asian American community on January 19. The only presidential inaugural ball of its kind, among others, would also felicitate Indian-Americans who have been nominated by Trump to key positions in his administration. Prominent among them being South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, who has been nominated to the position of US Ambassador to the United Nations, which is a Cabinet level post. ďAsian Pacific American Presidential Inaugural Gala 2017Ē being organised by Trump-Pence Asian...
  • Obamas to host one final White House bash

    01/06/2017 5:47:40 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 38 replies
    <p>Their East Room parties have been known to stretch into the wee hours of the morning, and on Friday, the Obamas plan to wrap up their term in similar fashion, hosting celebrities and friends for a final blowout...</p>
  • 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 ó primarily voters of...
  • Jesse Watters Confronts Man Who Harassed Ivanka Trump on AirplaneJesse Watters Confronts Ivana Trump

    01/06/2017 11:15:28 AM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 33 replies
    Jesse Watters Confronts Ivanka Trump Heckler
  • 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...
  • Clinton Not Finished? Hillary Considering NYC Mayoral Run

    01/05/2017 7:17:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    Heat Street ^ | January 5, 2017 | Emily Zanotti
    Ôāö Ôāô ÔɆ ÔäĀ After losing her second Presidential election, Hillary Clinton was, reportedly, set to retire from politics and use her time for more industrious pursuits, such as haunting the woods near her Chappaqua estate like some sort of pantsuitted Yeti. But it turns out that while her Presidential aspirations may have passed, she may be considering other political offices, including New York City mayor. Sources told Newsmax that Clinton has been discussing the possibility with close friends and strategists, and that her prospects look good¬ómuch better than if she were to take a third crack at a Democratic...
  • Why one side of Puget Sound became Trump country in 2016

    01/05/2017 6:36:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    KUOW-FM ^ | January 4, 2017 | David Hyde
    When you first hit the road from Seattle on your way to Mason County there are lots of signs that the economy is buzzing, like construction cranes, shiny new buildings and hybrid cars. But when you wind around past Olympia into Mason County, you're more likely to see a pickup truck with a gun rack than a Prius. And the average wage in Mason in 2015 was about half as much as in King County. The political contrast is also dramatic. Whereas Seattle is Hillary Country, in Mason County voters bolted on a 13-point swing from Barack Obama in 2012...
  • 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 Ė 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...
  • Inside How Trump Won the White Working Class

    01/05/2017 3:55:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Vanity Fair | January 5, 2017 | Ken Stern
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/01/how-trump-won-the-white-working-class
  • Breitbart unveils cover art for "How Trump Won"

    01/05/2017 2:13:25 PM PST · by LS · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/5/2016 | LS
    I'm told this will be released in e-book on 1/17, hardcover 2/27. I will be at CPAC this year, and it looks like I'll be on Fox and Friends Monday morning talking about the "Politically Incorrect Guide to the Presidents from Washington to Taft," which was already scheduled for release on Jan. 9.
  • Mrs. Janna Little Ryan: A Liberal running the show from the family kitchen table? (May 2016)

    01/05/2017 9:13:10 AM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 14 replies
    Drrichswier.com ^ | 1/5/2016 | Geoff Ross
    The marriage between a man and a woman is a mutual political-spiritual co-joining of forces and ideologies including love. The man will support and encourage his wife and the wife her husband. So to fully understand a man and or a woman in their decision making processes one must first understand that its a team effort working together for the good of the family unit. This includes all external decision making processes too. A solid marriage will have the man supporting the wifeís decisionís and vice versa. So if you are scratching your head and rubbing your rabbit foot in...
  • New York Councilman Hunts for Anti-Trump Staffer As Democrats Plan Resistance

    01/04/2017 12:25:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Jewish Forward ^ | January 4, 2017 | Daniel J. Solomon
    Brad Lander is a city councilman in New York. But thatís not preventing him from setting his sights nationally, as he casts about for a new staffer who will take the fight to President-elect Donald Trump. According to the job posting, the Brooklyn Democrat is looking for a communications director to ďresist the threats of the Trump regime to American democratic values and vulnerable constituencies.Ē Other responsibilities include more ho-hum tasks such as organizing press conferences and talking to reporters. Lander, who is Jewish and represents a swath of northern Brooklyn including Park Slope, has been out front since the...
  • Can the Democrats Win Back Trump Voters?

    01/03/2017 11:00:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Newsweek ^ | January 3, 2017 | Neil Buchanan
    As we face the new year and the realities of politics in a post-Obama world, the Democrats understandably feel the need to act as if some things are still normal. That is, even if they suspect that Donald Trump and the Republicans will soon turn the U.S. into a one-party state in all but name, the Democrats need to avoid admitting as muchóto themselves or anyone elseóto prevent their fears from become a self-fulfilling prophecy. This means that, in the hope of being able to win elections in the future, Democrats are trying to think through the various reasons that...
  • Democrats to Fight Almost Any Trump Supreme Court Nominee: Schumer

    01/03/2017 9:37:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    MSNBC ^ | January 3, 2017 | Alex Johnson
    Suggesting that turnabout is fair play, the Senate's new top Democrat said Tuesday night "it's hard for me to imagine" Democratic senators' supporting a Supreme Court nomination submitted by President-elect Donald Trump. In a measured but blunt interview on MSNBC's "The Rachel Maddow Show," Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York took on Trump over a number of issues, calling him a "fake" populist who was "dumb" to continue squabbling with the U.S. intelligence community. But it was the vacancy on the Supreme Court created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in February that led to Schumer's strongest...
  • Senate Republicans just introduced an Obamacare repeal plan Democrats canít stop

    01/03/2017 9:15:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Vox ^ | January 3, 2017 | Dylan Matthews
    The new Congress was sworn in on Tuesday, and the first thing it did was prepare to repeal Obamacare. Senate Budget Committee Chair Michael Enzi (R-WY) introduced a budget resolution Tuesday that includes "reconciliation instructions" that enable Congress to repeal Obamacare with a simple Senate majority. Passing a budget resolution that includes those instructions will mean that the legislation can pass through the budget reconciliation process, in which bills cannot be filibustered. That means Republicans will only need 50 of their 52 members in the Senate, and a bare majority in the House, to pass legislation repealing the Affordable Care...
  • Short list forming for the Supreme Court ó now and in the future?

    01/03/2017 5:42:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 3, 2017 | Ed Morrissey
    If Politicoís correct about the new administrationís Supreme Court strategy, Ted Cruz might have a long, long wait for a phone call. Donald Trumpís first major act as President will almost certainly be to fill the opening left by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, which has remained open for a year while Republicans blocked efforts at a lame-duck appointment of Merrick Garland. However, the focus of Trumpís strategists is not this opening, but the next one to come ó likely from the liberal wing of the court: While Scaliaís seat is the only current opening, Trumpís advisers are plotting...
  • Blue-state lawmakers want to keep Trump off 2020 ballot unless he releases tax returns

    01/03/2017 2:37:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Politics ^ | January 3, 2017 | Fenit Nirappil
    Lawmakers in several deep-blue states want to require presidential candidates to release their tax returns in order to appear on the ballot in those states, a sharp rebuke of President-elect Donald Trump's ongoing refusal to make his tax records public. A pair of Maryland Democrats on Tuesday announced they would introduce a bill mandating the release of five years of tax returns, mirroring similar proposals in New York, Massachusetts, California and Maine. If approved, the proposals could keep Trump from appearing on some ballots in 2020 if he continues breaking with the decades-long tradition of financial transparency and decides to...
  • Democrats' Trump Nightmare Could Get Significantly Worse in 2018 ó One Look at This Map Shows Why

    01/03/2017 12:52:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Inddependent Journal Review ^ | January 3, 2017 | Jason Howerton
    If Democrats were hoping for an epic rebound in 2018, similar to the stunning tea party wave of 2010, they could end up being very, very disappointed. There are 33 Senate seats up for reelection in 2018 ó and just eight are held by Republicans....