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  • US elections: Democrats remain favored but Trump has pushed back

    10/20/2018 11:44:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Economic Times ^ | October 21, 2018 | Agence France Presse
    With key US elections just over two weeks away, polls suggest the anticipated "blue wave" of Democratic voters might not be as powerful as it had seemed just a few months ago. Democrats, while still favored overall, have been unable to build a decisive edge over Donald Trump's Republicans, meaning that the president might avoid the severe electoral slap-down the opposition party had hoped to inflict. Republicans have controlled Washington politics since the 2016 election....
  • Schumer: Dems Are Running ‘Neck and Neck’ for Senate Majority

    10/20/2018 7:01:50 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 61 replies
    Breitbart Video ^ | 10-19-2018 | Pam Key
    Friday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said Democrats were running “neck and neck” to win the majority in the Senate in the midterms. Schumer said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) recent comments on health care and social programs are a “game changer.” When asked what the Democrats message is, Schumer said, “Very simple. First and foremost, better health care at lower cost. it’s the number one issue in America.” He continued, “Let me just say this. Mitch McConnell gave us a gift in the last three days. He showed who the Republican Party really...
  • Please vote for this great Pro-Life candidate for Louisiana Secretary of State - vanity

    10/20/2018 5:40:09 AM PDT · by cpforlife.org · 4 replies
    e-mail | 10-20-18
    Freeper Friends: Please forward this letter from Pro-Lifer Richard Mahoney: Dear Friends, Of the candidates running for Louisiana Secretary of State, only former state senator A.G. Crowe, of Pearl River has taken serious action to put abortionists out of business across the state. For this reason we must not split our votes, we must all work to help get A.G. Crowe elected. Attached is a letter from A.G. Crowe showing his commitment to fighting for Life. His website is https://agcrowe.com/ I totally endorse him for this position and know for sure he will serve God and this state in the...
  • Why I’ll reluctantly vote for Trump in 2020 — again

    10/20/2018 5:29:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Johnson City Press ^ | October 20, 2018 | Kenneth D. Gough
    Donald Trump was my 17th choice for president in 2016, and the only reason I could bring myself to vote for a man I considered unsuited for the job was, the alternative was Hillary Clinton. No need to go through the reasons; it’s a long list, starting with cattle futures and proceeding to the corrupt-to-its-eyeballs Clinton Foundation. Say what you will about Trump (and there is so much to say), his wealth was earned in the private sector. The Clinton’s was “earned” by exploiting their political power, actual and potential. We have a pretty good idea why Trump got the...
  • 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...
  • White House greets 2020 challenge from Hillary as 'Christmas coming early' after former adviser..

    10/19/2018 5:36:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | October 19, 2018 | Francesca Chambers, White House correspondent
    • A Hillary Clinton insider says she could challenge Donald Trump again • It’s somewhere between highly unlikely and zero - but it’s not zero' • Neither Clinton nor her spokesman have commented on the possibility • White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders responded in a mocking tweet that said: 'Christmas coming early this year?' • Trump loves to relive his race against Clinton at his rallies, where supporters still chant 'Lock her up' • He went on the attack against Clinton earlier this month as out of touch....
  • How Do You Solve a Problem Like Hillary?

    10/19/2018 3:57:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Politico Magazine ^ | October 19, 2018 | Annie Karni
    In recent months, some reporters who cover the Trump White House have received phone calls from the last person they would expect: Hillary Clinton. The 2016 Democratic nominee has been rethinking her relationship with the press, among the many things she has been turning over—and over—in her head, acknowledging that her grouchy relationship with journalists was a problem. Now, she’s curious about the reporters covering Trump and has been putting out the occasional feeler. After President Donald Trump chastised ABC News’ Cecilia Vega at a news conference in the Rose Garden on Oct. 2—“I know you’re not thinking, you never...
  • How the Anti-Trump Resistance Is Organizing Its Outrage

    10/19/2018 3:26:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | October 18, 2018 | Charlotte Alter
    Carolyn Eberly is an unlikely warrior. A former chemist from Waxhaw, N.C., she works at the local library, plays volleyball and wears her blond hair pulled back in a big clip. Her husband has always followed politics, but Eberly used to steer away from it in polite conversation. She voted, but not much else. Then came President Donald Trump’s election. “I felt sick to my stomach,” says Eberly, 51. She found herself at the Women’s March in Charlotte, then at rallies for immigrants, then staying up all night reading news articles posted in Facebook groups. She began to feel uncomfortable...
  • Election Countdown: Small-donor donations explode | Russian woman charged with midterm interference

    10/19/2018 2:56:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 19, 2018 | Lisa Hagen and Max Greenwood
    Small-dollar donors are playing an increasingly prominent role in bankrolling campaigns. Right now, Democratic candidates running for seats in the House and Senate appear to be reaping the biggest rewards from low-dollar donations. For example, In the race for Wisconsin's 1st congressional district, 43 percent of the individual contributions brought in by Democrat Randy Bryce between July 26 and Sept. 30 came from donations of $200 or less, his most recent FEC filings show. Meanwhile, only 17 percent of the individual contributions to his Republican opponent, Bryan Steil, were from small donors. More than 70 Democratic challengers in some of...
  • “You Can’t Out-Trump Trump”: Elizabeth Warren Shows Democrats How to Lose in 2020

    10/19/2018 4:02:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Vanity Fair | October 17, 2018 | Peter Hamby
    Link only due to copyright issues: https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/10/elizabeth-warren-shows-democrats-how-to-lose-in-2020
  • 'Kavanaugh Effect' Is Making Republicans More Popular Among Women: Lara Trump

    10/19/2018 3:02:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Newsweek ^ | October 19, 2018 | Ewan Palmer
    Lara Trump, daughter-in-law to Donald Trump by marriage to his youngest son, Eric Trump, has said recent furor surrounding Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation as a Supreme Court justice is spurring women on to vote for Republican candidates in the upcoming midterm elections. Speaking on Fox News @ Night on Wednesday, she said women will not be put off by the assault allegations against Kavanaugh or continuous criticism of the president's misogyny despite recent polls suggestions the GOP are losing support from women. Kavanaugh faced a series of sexual misconduct allegations during the Supreme Court justice nomination process, including claims he sexually...
  • 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...
  • President Trump supporters lining up early for Missoula rally (Montana)

    10/18/2018 8:48:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    KBZK-TV ^ | October 18, 2018 | Staff
    MISSOULA, Mont. – Supporters of President Donald Trump lined up early this morning for a chance to catch the president’s rally for candidate Matt Rosendale in Missoula. We’ll have coverage of tonight’s rally throughout the day and evening. Tune in at 5:30 and 10 p.m. for the latest updates and coverage. (VIDEOS-AT-LINK)
  • 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...
  • Trump's win shredded the election playbook. What will that mean for the midterms?

    10/16/2018 10:53:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | October 17, 2018 | Gary Younge in Racine, Wisconsin
    Roughly 10 days before the 2016 presidential election one of America’s largest unions sent a bus of volunteers from Iowa, where Hillary Clinton looked sure to lose, to Michigan, where union leaders heard she was in trouble. They called Clinton’s team to tell them what they were doing only to receive a stern rebuke. Turn the bus around they were told. Michigan is safe. Trump won Michigan by 10,704 votes – or .23%. The 2016 presidential election shredded the old rule book on how American elections are fought and won. Now three weeks before the midterm elections, when all of...
  • For women, Clinton is a bigger disappointment than Trump

    10/16/2018 2:33:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    CNN Opinion ^ | October 16, 2018 | Holly Thomas
    Since the explosion of #MeToo in October 2017, many of us have become jaded to the stock responses we can often expect from certain figures to stories of sexual harassment and abuse. At a rally in Pennsylvania last week, for example, President Trump once again mocked the movement, claiming he "wasn't allowed" to use certain expressions anymore, and laughing when a member of the crowd urged him to "do it anyway." It is galling in another way, however, to hear #MeToo undermined from an unexpected quarter -- as it was a few days ago by Trump's 2016 opponent, Hillary Clinton....
  • Trump's "Pocahontas" power play

    10/16/2018 1:43:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Axios ^ | October 16, 2018 | Jonathan Swan
    President Trump loves nothing more than when his opponents try to litigate his insults, as Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is trying to do with "Pocahontas," a staple riff at his rallies. The big picture: Trump's never more comfortable than on this terrain, and "Pocahontas" is one of his all-time favorites, according to aides. • But he also is especially proud of "Da Nang Dick" Blumenthal, for the exaggerated military record of the Democratic senator from Connecticut. • Trump also regularly hits "Sleepy Joe" Biden these days. • In Trump’s mind, his 2016 nicknames weren’t a sideshow, but were one of...
  • Trump tops $100 million raised for his 2020 re-election campaign

    10/16/2018 1:03:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 16, 2018 | Ben Kamisar
    President Donald Trump has raised more than $100 million toward his re-election bid, a staggering sum more than two years before the 2020 presidential election. The president's fundraising total, which includes his official campaign and two other joint accounts, raised about $18 million between July and September. That brings his fundraising total since January 2017 above the $100 million mark. And he closed September with almost $47 million in the bank. The latest numbers, filed with the Federal Election Commission on Monday's quarterly fundraising deadline, provide a glimpse into how Trump is stockpiling money for his re-election bid at a...