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  • Hey, Congress, Get Off Trump-Russia Probe, Do Something Else, Majority of Americans Say in Poll

    06/23/2017 6:41:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Newsweek ^ | June 23, 2017 | Greg Price
    For months, Americans have been engrossed by the numerous twists and turns surrounding President Donald Trump and his former campaign’s ties to Russia during last year’s election. But now it turns out many have tired of this drama. A Harvard-Harris poll released Friday found that 64 percent of voters believe the investigations are “hurting the country” and 56 percent want Congress to instead work on issues like national security, the economy and health care, The Hill reported. The online survey was conducted from June 19 to June 21 and gathered responses from 2,237 registered voters. To be sure, a good...
  • Protester at Iowa Trump rally arrested, faces assault charge

    06/23/2017 9:24:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The National Post ^ | June 23, 2017 | The Associated Press
    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Authorities say a protester has been charged with assault after a fracas outside the rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, for President Donald Trump. ---snip--- Police say an officer saw Seifert throw an egg at a man and then punch and kick him. He had been filming the protesters and got into an argument with Seifert.....
  • 'It would be a very, very sad day for Republicans' if Nancy Pelosi steps down, Trump says

    06/23/2017 7:41:39 AM PDT · by Dr. Sivana · 24 replies
    cnbc.com ^ | 6/23/2017 | Berkeley Lovelace Jr.
    It would be sad for Republicans if Nancy Pelosi steps down Berkeley Lovelace Jr. 2 minutes President Donald Trump said he hopes House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi does not step down from her post. In an appearance on "Fox & Friends" that aired on Friday, Trump said he would like Pelosi to stay right where she is because she has an "extraordinary record against her." "It would be a very, very sad day for Republicans if she steps down. I would be very disappointed if she did," Trump said. The comment came after some Democrats on Thursday called for Pelosi...
  • DWS: "Donald Trump Has Accomplished Nothing Of Significance, Thankfully, Because Of Nancy Pelosi"

    06/23/2017 7:16:49 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 24 replies
    RCP video ^ | 6-22-2017 | Tim Hains
    Former DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz tells CNN that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is a "remarkable strategic legislator" who has skillfully obstructed everything President Trump wants to do.
  • Democrats don't have a policy problem. They have a marketing problem.

    06/23/2017 12:50:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    The Week ^ | June 22, 2017 | Paul Waldman
    Democrats continued their 2017 run of being unable to win special elections in strongly Republican districts on Tuesday. These results have led people to ask what the Democratic Party must change if it is to take back Congress (and eventually the White House). I have what may be the most cynical answer, but one that is unavoidable: What the Democrats need is better marketing. That's really about it. Just to be clear, I'm not saying that as a general principle Democrats should stop worrying about policy. I care a lot about policy, which is why I write a lot about...
  • All That Stands Between Democrats And A Massive Freakout Is This Man (Virginia governorship)

    06/22/2017 5:00:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | June 22, 2017 | Sam Stein
    Having lost a series of tantalizingly close congressional elections, the Democratic Party has now placed the fate of its collective psyche in the hands of an unassuming, soft-spoken pediatric neurologist. Virginia Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam says he feels no enhanced pressure to win his gubernatorial race this fall, even though his will be most high-profile contest since Democrats lost the much-watched special election in Georgia’s 6th District. “You always feel pressure,” he told HuffPost in an interview. “If you’re not feeling pressure then you’re not out there to win. And we plan to win in November.” But while Northam may...
  • OPINION: Left-wing politics will be the demise of the Democratic Party

    06/22/2017 4:22:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 21, 2017 | Shermichael Singleton
    You don’t have to be a seasoned political operative to question the logic behind Democrats investing so much money into a congressional district that has gone Republican for nearly 40 years, yet that is exactly what the Democratic Party did. They believed they could switch moderate Republican voters to vote for a Democratic candidate and mobilize Independents by spouting a progressive message, which is philosophically antithetical to the values held by most voters — such as limited government due to a fear of government encroachment and excessive regulation — as well as utopian ideas about society, which many frankly believe...
  • Amid partisanship, lawmakers unite for White House picnic

    06/22/2017 2:56:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    KBZK-TV ^ | June 22, 2017 | Betsy Klein, CNN
    Lawmakers are taking a rare break from bitter partisan politics and heading to the White House Thursday evening for a good old-fashioned picnic. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are hosting the Congressional Picnic, a bipartisan, annual event on the White House South Lawn aimed at bringing members of Congress, their families, and members of the administration together for a casual, lighthearted evening. "My husband and I are pleased to welcome Members of Congress and their families to the people's house," the first lady said in a statement Thursday. "With the recent and tragic shooting at the congressional...
  • Why Ossoff Lost

    06/22/2017 1:49:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 95 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | June 21, 2017 | Molly Ball
    Despite the opposition Trump has galvanized, the Democrats still haven’t figured out how to win in the places where they’re trying to stage a comeback. ATLANTA—Around midnight, hours after their candidate conceded he had lost the Most Important Special Election in History, the last remaining supporters of Jon Ossoff took over the stage where he had recently stood. One of them waved a bottle of vodka in the air. Together, they took up the time-honored leftist chant: “This is what democracy looks like!” Sometimes, this is indeed what democracy looks like: you get outvoted. Democrats were counting on Ossoff, the...
  • Former Bush aide: Trump is a ‘cyberbully’ who destroyed GOP

    06/22/2017 10:01:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 22, 2017 | Mallory Shelbourne
    Nicole Wallace, MSNBC anchor and former aide to President George W. Bush, said President Trump’s tweets about his former officials amounts to “cyberbullying.” During an appearance on “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” Wallace provided her thoughts on Trump’s Twitter habit. “You can’t treat people on Twitter the way the president treats former officials of his government without getting kicked out of most private and public schools. I mean, it’s cyberbullying,” Wallace told Meyers. A number of House Republicans and other Republican politicians have expressed concern about Trump's tweeting recently, with many advising him to stop. Wallace added that Trump’s “conduct...
  • Vanity - Karen Handel, the unlikely female Giant Slayer destroys the Democrat party, politically!!!

    06/22/2017 9:01:03 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 29 replies
    Well, you know folks, Ms. Karen Handel, now, Republican Congresswoman, Karen Handel, is a bit on the frumpy side and certainly not among the great orators of all time, but Ms. Handel is supreme in her dedication and devotion in never giving up on her dreams. Her life was not star studded...she and, only she, made it that way with great support from her husband, and those around her that discovered her talent and drive to become something that she was not handed by birth. Do you know who Karen Handel really is.....she is simply the true embodiment of the...
  • If GA-06 Was a Referendum on Trump, Democrats Had Better Be Worried

    06/22/2017 2:18:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Red State ^ | June 21, 2017
    Last night’s election in GA-06 has been widely portrayed as a referendum on President Trump. If you do a Google search for GA-06 and “referendum on Trump” you will get over 1.1 million hits. For instance, there is this from the New York Times: High-Stakes Referendum on Trump Takes Shape in a Georgia Special Election. Sadly, but unsurprisingly, it was dutifully and gleefully parroted by many self-described conservatives who have made #NeverTrump a lifestyle choice. The votes have been cast and if the GA-06 was a referendum on Trump and not simply a congressional race in which the winner was...
  • Rep. Adam Kinzinger shares 'hateful, vitriolic' messages he received following Alexandria shooting

    06/21/2017 9:28:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 20, 2017 | David Caplan
    Illinois Republican congressman Adam Kinzinger shared on Tuesday a few of the "hateful, vitriolic" messages he received following the June 14 congressional baseball practice shooting at a Virginia park, that left his GOP colleague Rep. Steve Scalise in critical condition. The House Majority Whip's condition has since been upgraded to serious. Kinzinger, who serves Illinois' 16th Congressional District, posted on Facebook some messages he said he received from the public, writing, "We must rise above the angry rhetoric coming from all sides. Below are just a few of the hateful, vitriolic messages I received AFTER the #AlexandriaShooting. I know this...
  • Democrats: The Losing Party

    06/21/2017 6:46:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    News One for Black America ^ | June 21, 2017 | China Dickerson
    Republicans won special elections in Georgia and South Carolina, ending all talk of a referendum on Donald Trump's leadership. White men and women (and their allies) run the Democratic Party, including the Democratic National Committee, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee. Yes, people who are 10 shades lighter than me run all of the committees. So are their consultants who receive big bucks to lose pivotal races like Tuesday’s special elections in Georgia and South Carolina. The races were supposed to be referendums on Donald Trump and his policies, but...
  • Congressional Black Caucus rejects invitation to meet with Trump

    06/21/2017 5:31:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 21, 2017 | Jacqueline Alemany
    The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) has rejected the invitation to meet with President Trump for a follow up meeting at the White House, according to a letter released by the chair of the committee, Cedric Richmond, on Wednesday. Citing actions by the Trump administration "that will affirmatively hurt black communities," Richmond wrote that concerns discussed during a preliminary meeting with Mr. Trump on March 22nd "fell on deaf ears." "Given the lack of response to any of the many concerns we have raised with you and your administration, we decline your invitation for all 49 members of the Congressional Black...
  • Bloomberg says America should ‘get behind Trump’ because ‘the public has spoken’

    06/21/2017 4:52:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    KWBE-AM ^ | June 21, 2017 | ABC News Radio
    (NEW YORK) — Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said America should “get behind” President Trump because “the public has spoken – whether you like the results or not” during an appearance on ABC’s The View. Bloomberg said that opposing a president just because they are aligned with the opposing party is the wrong approach. He referenced a 2010 interview with the National Journal in which Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said: “The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.” “That’s my country, that’s my kids and grandkids,” Bloomberg...
  • Don't sugarcoat it — Ossoff's loss is a big disappointment, and a bad sign, for Democrats

    06/20/2017 11:53:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    Vox ^ | June 20, 2017 | Andrew Prokop
    Democrats need to outperform Hillary Clinton to take back the House. Ossoff did worse than her. Democrats faced yet another disappointment in Tuesday’s special elections, as Jon Ossoff, their candidate in the runoff for Georgia’s 6th congressional district, fell short and Republican Karen Handel came out on top. Meanwhile, in the much lower-profile race for another open House seat in South Carolina’s 5th district, Democrat Archie Parnell came far closer to winning than expected in a heavily Republican territory. In the end, he lost to GOP nominee Ralph Norman. The results make Democrats 0-for-4 in the House districts vacated by...
  • Michael Bloomberg: Trump won because he 'had us saying Make America Great Again'

    06/20/2017 8:43:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | June 20, 2017 | Josh Siegel
    Michael Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York City, says Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election to President Trump because "she never got a real message out, whereas Donald had us saying ‘Make America Great Again.'" "Hilary never got a real message out," said Bloomberg, who considered running for president as an independent, in an interview Tuesday night with CNN's Anderson Cooper. "It was don't vote for that guy and the gender issue. Whereas Donald had us saying ‘Make America Great Again,'" said Bloomberg in an interview Tuesday night with CNN's Anderson Cooper. "I don't know what again means. But...
  • Alex Green: Why Your Kids Hate Capitalism

    06/20/2017 8:38:05 PM PDT · by RicocheT · 14 replies
    THE CRUX ^ | June 20, 2017 | Alexander Green
    Alex Green: Why your kids hate capitalism THE CRUX - stansberryresearch.com From Alexander Green, Chief Investment Strategist, The Oxford Club: Equity investors rarely stop to think about it, but the stock market is the essence of capitalism: the private ownership of the means of production. With very little money and a quick phone call – or a click of the mouse – you can own a fractional interest in any of thousands of the nation’s most profitable businesses. The system is fair too. You will pay (and receive) no more or less for your shares than the wealthy do. And thanks...
  • Republican wins South Carolina special election

    06/20/2017 6:44:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Politico ^ | June 20, 2017 | Kevin Robillard
    Republican Ralph Norman has won South Carolina’s special House election to replace Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney in Congress. Norman defeated Democrat Archie Parnell in a closer than expected race for South Carolina’s 5th Distrct on Tuesday night. Norman had 52 percent of the vote to Parnell’s 48 percent when the Associated Press called the race with 89 percent of precincts reporting. The DCCC’s money was aimed at turning out black voters, and much of the money went towards ads on African-American radio and canvassing in heavily black parts of the district. Other national Democrats, many with...