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  • Democrats are facing an important test with Al Franken. They’ve failed it before.

    11/23/2017 7:54:44 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Vox ^ | November 22, 2017 | Anna North
    In less than a month, Alabama voters will decide whether to send to the United States Senate a man accused of abusing and romantically pursuing teenage girls. If Roy Moore wins, it will mean his constituents either don’t believe or don’t care about the woman who says Moore assaulted her when she was 16, or the woman who says Moore kissed and touched her when she was 14, or the women who say Moore kept approaching them at the mall when they were teenagers. And a Moore victory will set the standard that someone who is the subject of multiple...
  • Poll: Almost Half Of White Southerners Feel Like They're Under Attack

    11/23/2017 7:17:07 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Townhall ^ | November 22, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    This is something that fell on the backburner, but a bit interesting. A poll showed that a significant amount of white southerners feel they’re under attack. I can see how. I’m not saying it’s right or wrong, but the fact remains that Confederate statues, the flag, etc. are all cornerstones of southern culture. It’s part of American history as well. Not one of our best moments, but a part of it nonetheless. Here’s the breakdown of the survey (via The Hill): Nearly half of white American poll respondents living in the South feel like they’re under attack, a new Winthrop...
  • O'Malley: Democratic party 'regenerating itself, almost like after a bad forest fire' (Laff riot)

    11/22/2017 10:54:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    KQAK-FM ^ | November 22, 2017 | ABC Radio
    According to former Maryland governor and 2016 presidential candidate Martin O’Malley, former President Obama, the Democratic National Committee, and the Clintons bear responsibility for miscalculations that weakened the Democratic party in recent elections. “What is happening now is the party is regenerating itself, almost like after a bad forest fire,” O’Malley told ABC News’ Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl and Political Director Rick Klein on the Powerhouse Politics podcast. He says the “fire” started in 2008. He believes Obama squandered the energy of his candidacy. “Rather than infusing that energy into the veins of the Democratic party and making...
  • Lisa Murkowski announces support for repealing individual mandate

    11/22/2017 11:06:53 AM PST · by entropy12 · 22 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | November 21 at 10:01 PM | Damian Paletta
    Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) said she would support repealing the Affordable Care Act’s individual insurance mandate, giving a potential boost to the Republican effort to pass a massive tax cut package next week. “I believe that the federal government should not force anyone to buy something they do not wish to buy, in order to avoid being taxed,” Murkowski wrote in an opinion piece published Tuesday by the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. Murkowski was careful, however, to stop short of saying she would vote for the Senate GOP tax plan. She instead focused the entire op-ed on her views about the...
  • Former DNC head 'absolutely' questions legitimacy of Trump's election

    11/22/2017 4:24:59 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    USA Today | November 21, 2017 | Susan Page
    Link only due to copyright issues: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/11/21/former-dnc-head-absolutely-questions-legitimacy-trumps-election/885571001/
  • GOP includes money for Trump’s border wall in Senate spending bill (BOOM!)

    11/21/2017 1:22:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 21, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    Senate Republicans have included $1.6 billion for the first installment of President Trump’s border wall in the new homeland security spending bill released Tuesday, keeping the president’s marquee immigration plan on track. While avoiding the term “wall,” the Senate bill calls for $1.6 billion in funding for “physical barriers” and border roads — matching Mr. Trump’s original request for money to build or repair fencing along 74 more miles of the U.S.-Mexico line....
  • Conrad Lucas, America's youngest GOP chairman, is running for Congress in West Virginia

    11/20/2017 2:56:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 20, 2017 | Aaron Carpenter
    Conrad Lucas, the youngest GOP state party chairman in the United States, has announced he’s running for Congress. Lucas, who just turned 36, has served as chairman of West Virginia’s Republican Party since 2012, when he was just 30 years old. He is ready to bring fresh leadership to Washington and help Donald Trump pass his agenda through Congress. Lucas listed his accomplishments as GOP chairman in a phone interview with the Washington Examiner, and explained how he plans to serve the people of West Virginia’s 3rd Congressional District....
  • Who Are The Millennials Who Support Trump?

    11/20/2017 12:49:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Refinery29 ^ | November 20, 2017 | Andrea González-Ramírez
    Even though most millennials voted for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 U.S. election, about a third supported Donald Trump for president. Now, more than a year later, a new report is shedding light on what motivated them to support the Republican candidate — and how they feel about the job he is doing in the White House. Spoiler alert: The results might surprise you. About 35% of millennials who voted cast a ballot for Trump in 2016, according to the 2017 Millennial Impact Report. (About 51% voted for Hillary Clinton, 12% for a third-party candidate, and 2% didn't vote for...
  • Jones blurs radical abortion stance to steal Moore votes

    11/20/2017 11:51:29 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    OneNewsNow ^ | November 19, 2017 | Michael F. Haverluck
    Doug Jones – the Democratic Senate candidate looking to capitalize on sexual harassment allegations waged against Republican rival Roy Moore – is trying to change his radical anti-life, pro-abortion stance to usher in the pro-life votes of his competitor. Dubbed a full-term abortion backer from his own comments and political platform, Jones is reportedly attempting to mask his extreme views on abortion to court Alabama voters in an overwhelming pro-life state. The old Kerry flip-flop? Looking to distance himself from previous comments he made on the hot-button issue – including the fact that he rejects any restrictions on abortion until...
  • At Least Republicans Are Controlled By Their Voters

    11/19/2017 9:55:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Post-Journal ^ | November 20, 2017 | The Editors
    Turmoil has been the order of the day among leaders of both the Republican and Democratic parties. Listing all the many concerns of millions of voters who have been loyalists of either party would require a book. But a book by Donna Brazile, formerly chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, makes one difference between the two parties crystal clear. It is that Democrat leaders, who frequently present themselves as the real voice of the people of America, are no such thing. It was made clear more than a year ago that, despite the best efforts of many in the Republican...
  • Hillary Clinton: Trump 'is obsessed' with me

    11/18/2017 8:05:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The Politico ^ | November 18, 2017 | Nolan D. McCaskill
    Former secretary of state and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Saturday described President Donald Trump as “obsessed” with her continued public presence. “Apparently, you know, my former opponent is obsessed with my speaking out,” Clinton said in an appearance alongside her husband, former President Bill Clinton, at a forum in Little Rock, Arkansas, commemorating the 25th anniversary of his election. “Apparently there was another, somebody told me, tweet today. Honestly, between tweeting and golfing, how does he get anything done? I don’t understand it. Maybe that’s the whole point.” Trump revived his “Crooked Hillary” moniker via Twitter on...
  • Republican senator caught on live mic saying GOP was 'toast' under leadership of Moore, Trump

    11/18/2017 12:19:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Mark Osborne, ABC News
    Sen. Jeff Flake, a frequent sparring partner of President Donald Trump, continues to make enemies in his own party after calling the GOP "toast" while unaware he was still on a live mic. Flake, R-Ariz., was at a tax reform event in Mesa, Arizona on Friday night when he was caught bashing the president in a conversation with friend, Mesa Mayor John Giles.... "If we become the party of Roy Moore and Donald Trump, we are toast," Flake was caught saying by ABC affiliate KNXV.
  • Republican senator caught on live mic saying GOP was 'toast' ......

    11/18/2017 7:35:01 AM PST · by entropy12 · 59 replies
    yahoo ^ | 11-18-17 | MARK OSBORNE
    Good Morning America Republican senator caught on live mic saying GOP was 'toast' under leadership of Roy Moore, Donald Trump Good Morning America MARK OSBORNE,Good Morning America 4 hours ago Reactions Sign in to like Reblog on Tumblr Share Tweet Email Republican senator caught on live mic saying GOP was 'toast' under leadership of Roy Moore, Donald Trump (ABC News) Sen. Jeff Flake, a frequent sparring partner of President Donald Trump, continues to make enemies in his own party after calling the GOP "toast" while unaware he was still on a live mic. Flake, R-Ariz., was at a tax reform...
  • Hillary comes to defense of ‘accountable’ Al Franken

    11/17/2017 8:17:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The New York Post ^ | November 17, 2017 | Chris Perez
    Hillary Clinton came to Sen. Al Franken’s defense on Friday during an interview for her new book, saying he should be praised for his “accountability” and willingness to apologize. Speaking to WABC Radio’s Rita Cosby, the former Secretary of State instead pointed the finger at President Trump and embattled GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore — claiming they should be viewed as the real predators, and not Franken. “Look at the contrast between Al Franken, accepting responsibility, apologizing, and Roy Moore and Donald Trump who have done neither,” Clinton said....
  • Alabama governor plans to vote for Moore even though ‘I have no reason to disbelieve’ accusers

    11/17/2017 8:05:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 17, 2017 | Brandon Carter
    Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) said Friday she still plans to vote for GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore, despite the mounting sexual misconduct allegations leveled against him. "I believe in the Republican Party, what we stand for, and most important, we need to have a Republican in the United States Senate to vote on things like the Supreme Court justices, other appointments the Senate has to confirm and make major decisions,” Ivey said at a Thanksgiving turkey pardon event, according to AL.com. “So that's what I plan to do, vote for Republican nominee Roy Moore." Ivey also told reporters she...
  • Rape survivor dumps Franken as sponsor of her bill to help victims of sex assault

    11/17/2017 12:15:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The New York Post ^ | November 17, 2017 | Bob Fredericks
    A young woman whose brutal rape and lengthy fight for justice spurred Sen. Al Franken to sponsor a law to help sexual assault victims wants his name off the legislation after a woman accused him of groping her. Abby Honold, 22, said she was stunned on Thursday when she learned of the arch-liberal Franken’s piggish behavior — and said she decided to part ways with the hypocritical creep. “He was one of the few people who listened to me and actually let me talk,” Honold told The Washington Post. “It felt really validating to be heard and to see something...
  • Hillary Clinton Says Wisconsin Voter ID Law Affected 2016 Presidential Election

    11/16/2017 9:43:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    Wisconsin Public Radio ^ | November 10, 2017 | Chuck Quirmbach
    Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said she believes Wisconsin's voter ID law made a difference in last year's election. The former Secretary of State, U.S. senator and first lady spoke Tuesday night in Milwaukee as part of an effort to promote her book, "What Happened," which looked at the 2016 presidential race. Clinton told about 2,500 audience members at Milwaukee's Riverside Theater that the state's voter ID law suppressed turnout among students, minorities and the elderly. "In an election, which I remember well, was decided by a razor-thin margin, that makes a difference. This issue hasn't gotten enough attention....
  • Hassan to contribute $10K she received from Franken PAC to NH Women’s Foundation (Radioactive)

    11/16/2017 3:17:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    WMUR-TV ^ | November 16, 2017 | John DiStaso
    MANCHESTER, N.H. — Three of the four Democratic women who represent New Hampshire in Congress voiced support Thursday for an ethics probe into allegations that Minnesota Sen. Al Franken forcibly kissed and groped a woman more than a decade ago while they were on a USO tour of the Middle East. The fourth delegation member, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, is a member of the Senate Ethics Committee, which may be conducting an investigation, and said she could not comment on “specific cases that may come before the committee.” WMUR has learned that Shaheen, Sen. Maggie Hassan and U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter...
  • Joe Biden’s Likely Presidential Bid Raises Women’s Rights Questions (Not what you think)

    11/16/2017 9:35:09 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Mary Sue ^ | November 16, 2017 | Kylie Cheung
    According to reports that former Vice President Joe Biden is making no attempt whatsoever to deny, the internet’s favorite uncle is moving closer and closer to a formal 2020 presidential bid. Of course, his vigilance in criticizing the dealings of the Trump administration, increasingly frequent appearances on late night shows, vocal social media presence and, most recently, an appearance at Glamour’s Women of the Year summit in New York on Monday hardly leave room for doubt, but Politico’s report last week made it start to feel real. And yet, speaking of the women’s summit, beneath the former veep’s cuddly and...
  • A defiant Bannon WILL stick by Roy Moore - as embattled Senate candidate pleads with Sean Hannity

    11/15/2017 6:37:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | November 15, 2017 | Nikki Schwab
    A source close to Steve Bannon told DailyMail.com Wednesday afternoon that the former White House chief strategist will not abandon Alabama Senate hopeful Roy Moore, despite the flurry of sex abuse allegations. Bannon, who's currently traveling in Japan, plans to appear alongside Moore at a December 5 campaign rally, the source confirmed. 'The Drudge Report is entirely fake news, he stands with Moore,' the source said, pointing to a Drudge headline – 'Bannon Turns on Judge Whore?' – which linked to a Daily Beast report that said Bannon was quietly taking the temperate of those in his inner circle about...