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  • Alan Grayson marries candidate who wants to replace him

    05/31/2016 4:59:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Politico ^ | May 31, 2016 | Marc Caputo
    One of Dena Minning’s biggest assets in her congressional bid was her boyfriend: incumbent Alan Grayson, who’s leaving the U.S. House to run for U.S. Senate. Now, after Grayson has helped raise her profile and run for his U.S. House seat, he married her over the Memorial Day Weekend and gave her his last name, according to her Monday social-media posts and The Orlando Political Observer. Dena Minning promptly became Dena Grayson on Twitter and Facebook. The largely unknown outsider in the Orlando-area district now has a potent tool in running under the name of the incumbent in a crowded...
  • The Trump-Clinton Race Is Not As Close As It Looks

    05/31/2016 4:38:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    National Journal ^ | May 30, 2016 | Charlie Cook
    With its nomination settled, the GOP has been healing its wounds, but Democratic feelings are still raw because of the ongoing fight between Clinton and Sanders. The latest round of polls re­leased pri­or to Me­mori­al Day week­end, which showed Hil­lary Clin­ton and Don­ald Trump in a vir­tu­al tie, set off in­tense hand-wringing among Demo­crats, Clin­ton back­ers, and Trump de­tract­ors alike. They much pre­ferred the polls from a month earli­er giv­ing the former sec­ret­ary of State a double-di­git lead over the real-es­tate mogul. What’s lost on many people is that any tri­al heat between Trump and Clin­ton today is like com­par­ing...
  • Surrender Without a Fight?

    05/31/2016 4:30:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | May 31, 2016 | Robert Stacy McCain
    Today, there is encouraging news for Republicans. The latest NBC tracking poll shows Donald Trump closing in on Hillary Clinton: While Clinton is looking to wrap up the Democratic nomination with a strong performance in the final group of states on June 7, her advantage in a hypothetical matchup against the Republican nominee has dwindled by the week. Over the last seven days, Clinton led Trump 47 percent to 45 percent, with the Manhattan businessman drawing 2 points closer since the last weekly survey. This is mirrored in the Real Clear Politics poll average, where Clinton led by 10 points...
  • Why Gary Johnson will steal more votes from Clinton than Trump

    05/31/2016 2:43:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | May 31, 2016 | Ron Meyer
    Now that we know former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson is going to be the Libertarian Party nominee after this weekend’s convention, much of the talk has centered around how Johnson could be a spoiler for Donald Trump against Hillary Clinton. Conventional wisdom would say that Libertarians and Republicans have a closer ideology than Libertarians and Democrats, and therefore, conservatives dissatisfied with Trump will vote for Johnson. The problem with this conventional wisdom is that 2016 isn’t conventional, and the candidates representing their parties don’t hold the usual ideologies of their parties. At this point, it appears there are more...
  • Democrats’ civil war is only just getting started

    05/31/2016 7:43:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The New York Post ^ | May 30, 2016 | Matt Rhoades
    During the last few election cycles, Democrats have gleefully watched as the Republican Party ripped itself apart in a battle over ideological purity. But they shouldn’t get too comfortable: Their civil war is upon us, too. In 2010 and 2012, divisive Senate primaries led to unpalatable GOP general-election candidates in Nevada, Delaware, Missouri, Indiana and Colorado — all states that could have elected Republican senators and provided a nearly filibuster-proof majority. Democrats laughed as the GOP shot itself in the foot. Now, in 2016, I have three words for Democrats: Winter is here. Your party is now locked in a...
  • After latest email revelations and endless dishonesty, time for Hillary to head for the hills

    05/30/2016 4:23:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | May 28, 2016 | Linda Stasi
    If the Democrats want to save themselves the indignity of a total slaughter, Hillary Clinton should drop out of the race. After last week, a Hillary-led ticket has as much chance of winning the White House as Trump has of losing the white vote. Sanders can beat Trump. And Hillary can’t — not anymore. Too many scandals, too many years of Clinton fatigue, and now, after the latest email revelations, just too many lies chasing her like Van Helsing on Dracula....
  • Hillary Vs. Trump: Polls show many millenials turning towards Trump if they can't have Bernie

    05/30/2016 11:34:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | May 30, 2016 | Kim McLendon
    Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are currently the presumed nominees of the Democratic and Republican party, however, Bernie Sanders and his devoted young supporters are not giving up just yet. They do have their various reasons, and among those is the thought that neither Trump nor Clinton compare well to Bernie from their point of view. If forced to make a decision between the two, which will they choose? Donald Trump’s popularity among the under-30 crowd is not exactly soaring, as dislike for Hillary Clinton has reached new heights just this month. According to Fortune, 53 percent of people under...
  • David Horowitz: ‘Kristol’s Betrayal Gets Serious’

    05/30/2016 11:12:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 129 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | May 30, 2016 | David Horowitz
    Over the Memorial Day Weekend, Bill Kristol doubled down on his betrayal of this country with a pair of tweets: “Just a heads up over this holiday weekend: There will be an independent candidate — an impressive one, with a strong team and a real chance,” Kristol tweeted. He also said, “Those accused of betraying GOP by opposing Trump can take heart from P. Henry 251 years ago today: ‘If this be treason, make the most of it!’” This fatuous invocation of an American patriot to justify the betrayal typifies the arrogant disregard for political realities shared by all those...
  • Dreamers face nightmare of Trump’s deportation force

    05/30/2016 1:14:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Politico ^ | May 29, 2016 | Sarah Wheaton and Seung Min Kim
    The Supreme Court’s deliberations over President Barack Obama’s immigration order are putting that potential deportation relief on a collision course with Donald Trump’s deportation force. It’s still an open question whether the shorthanded court will ultimately determine that Obama has the authority to defer deportation for millions of undocumented immigrants. And until it gives its answer next month, his administration isn’t allowed to prepare for the possibility by hiring staff or creating forms. White House officials have told immigrant advocacy groups it’ll take about two months to get everything up and running — which would put the first applications for...
  • Trump's strategy: Where he says he can win

    05/29/2016 9:18:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | May 27, 2016 | Gregory Wallace
    Donald Trump is not a conventional politician. And his path to the White House may not be very conventional either. He's hinting at a path to 270 electoral votes that would redraw the electoral map, taking him to victory through some states that haven't gone Republican since George H.W. Bush nearly swept the map in his 1988 bid. Presidential nominees typically focus on a handful of so-called battleground states, those that political observers and campaign strategists believe can tip either way in November. They largely take for granted that the rest of the map is predictable -- Texas for Republicans...
  • Video: Ron Paul confirms he is NOT supporting Donald Trump for U.S. president

    05/29/2016 4:18:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Economic Collapse News ^ | May 23, 2016 | Andrew Moran
    Former Texas Republican Congressman and three-time presidential candidate Ron Paul confirmed in an interview with the Fox Business Network that he will not be supporting Donald Trump for United States president. He said in jest that he’s waiting for Trump to become a libertarian. When asked if there’s anything that Trump could say that would help change his mind, Paul replied that he wouldn’t know what to believe since “he’s all over the map.” The entire four-minute interview is embedded below: (VIDEO-AT-LINK) This is different from his son, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, who said he will support the GOP nominee,...
  • NYT: Clinton Campaign Implodes Against Trump

    05/29/2016 3:38:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 28, 2016 | Staff
    AMY CHOZICK, ALEXANDER BURNS, and JONATHAN MARTIN write at the NY Times: Democrats could hardly believe their good fortune last month when it became clear that Hillary Clinton was headed to a general election showdown with Donald J. Trump. Mr. Trump carried so much baggage and had insulted so many voting blocs that some Clinton supporters began to imagine a landslide. But early optimism that this would be an easy race is evaporating. In the corridors of Congress, on airplane shuttles between New York and Washington, at donor gatherings and on conference calls, anxiety is spreading through the Democratic Party...
  • Trump Campaign Chief: 'Trouble Follows the Clintons Everywhere'

    05/29/2016 3:35:48 PM PDT · by RayofHope · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | 05/29/2016 | JOHN SANTUCCI Close Follow on Twitter More from John
    As he begins to build his strategy for the general election, presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump will not only attack his likely Democrat opponent, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, but also her husband and family, according to Trump’s campaign chairman and chief strategist. “Trouble follows the Clinton’s everywhere,” Paul Manafort told ABC News’ Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl, during an interview Sunday on “This Week.” “People are frustrated with all of the drama around the Clinton family and the history of the Clinton family," he said. "And certainly, if they're going to be back in the political milieu,...
  • Trump: 600,000 people tried to attend my D.C. rally

    05/29/2016 2:44:19 PM PDT · by RayofHope · 46 replies
    CBS News ^ | 05/29/2016 | Emily Schultheis
    Last Updated May 29, 2016 4:28 PM EDT Donald Trump asserted that more than half a million people attempted to attend his speech to the Rolling Thunder bikers DC Sunday. "We have the biggest rallies by far, far bigger than Bernie Sanders,'" he told a crowd in front of the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall. "Far bigger. I mean, look at today. They say you have 600,000 people here trying to get in." "That's not gonna happen," he added. "But they say you have 600,000 people." A crowd count wasn't immediately available, but the space in front of the...
  • Bernie Sanders Doesn't Say No to Hypothetical Clinton VP Slot

    05/29/2016 2:35:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    NBC News' Meet The Press ^ | May 29, 2016 | Sally Bronston
    Would Bernie Sanders agree to be Hillary Clinton's running mate? He didn't rule it out when asked about it on NBC's "Meet the Press." Sanders told Chuck Todd he's focused on the California primary, but stopped short of refusing the offer should Clinton ask. "Here we are in California, I'm knocking my brains out to win the Democratic nomination," Sanders said. "What happens afterwards, we will see. But right now, my focus is on winning the nomination." The Vermont Senator called the California primary "the big enchilada." While Sanders admitted winning more pledged delegates than Secretary Clinton is an "uphill...
  • A bar bet on Trump’s appeal to African-Americans(Says Trump can reach 20% of black voters)

    05/29/2016 2:04:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | May 28, 2016 | Jim Galloway
    If you had a decent history teacher in high school, you were taught that European democracies are slightly different from those in the Americas, both north and south. Democracies in this Western Hemisphere tend to be ethnic stews governed, with varying degrees of faithfulness, by constitutions and compacts. European democracies are built around nationalities — tribes of same-language peoples. A President Donald Trump and his “great again” appeals would push us closer toward the European model than we already are, his critics contend. If they’re right, a heightened season of racial tension could be in our Southern future. Some of...
  • What if Clinton were indicted, post-DNC?

    05/29/2016 1:45:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | May 29, 2016 | Thomas Fitzgerald
    Here's a Hollywood story pitch for a political thriller: A major candidate for president is charged with high crimes after sewing up the party nomination at the summer convention. House of Cards meets Game of Thrones. Maybe the scenario sounds a little far-fetched, but it's not inconceivable. Democrat Hillary Clinton is under FBI investigation, along with top aides, for using a private, unsecured email server to conduct official business as secretary of state in the Obama administration. The traffic included classified information. She says that in retrospect, she made a mistake but violated no laws....
  • Hillary Clinton Urged To Drop Out Of The Presidential Race

    05/29/2016 1:18:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | May 28, 2016 | Mohit Priyadarshi
    In light of the scathing internal audit that found Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton guilty of violating federal procedures during her time as the Secretary of State, several leading media organizations have chastised Clinton for her irresponsible acts, with some going so far as to suggest that she should drop out of the presidential race for the benefit of the Democratic Party. The Washington Post editorial board, taking note of the revelations that Hillary Clinton had never sought permission to conduct official business on her private server, roundly criticized her for what it called an “inexcusable and willful disregard for the...
  • Will Cruz Endorse Trump?

    05/29/2016 7:26:15 AM PDT · by Brookhaven · 194 replies
    PJ MEDIA ^ | 5-28-2016 | MICHAEL VAN DER GALIEN
    owa radio host Steve Deace -- who was one of Ted Cruz's most important backers in the first primary state and who has a nationally syndicated radio show -- recently asked his followers on Twitter whether they want Senator Ted Cruz to publicly endorse Donald Trump. The results show that 83% say no, while only 17% say they want Cruz to use his political capital to help Trump.
  • Some Hispanics Face Ridicule Over Support for Trump

    05/28/2016 9:51:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 28, 2016 | Steve Peoples & Jill Colvin
    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Hispanic voters in Florida, New Mexico and California have waved Mexican flags and bashed Donald Trump piñatas - clashing with police, at times - to protest the Republican presidential contender's hard line approach to immigration. Yet far from the protests, an increasingly vocal Hispanic minority is speaking out in favor of the brash billionaire. They are backing Trump even in the face of resentment and suspicion from friends and family, who are among the overwhelming majority of non-white voters opposed to the New York businessman's candidacy...
  • Trump or not, ‘big data’ could be huge in 2016 vote

    05/28/2016 9:33:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 28, 2016 | AFP
    “Big data” could play a huge role in the 2016 US election, even if Donald Trump doesn’t think so. Trump, who sailed through the Republican primaries using unconventional campaign rallies and Twitter messages, has indicated that he sees little use for popular data analytics tools to help target specific voters. But analysts say he may be at a disadvantage in the general election if he stays on that course. “In the primaries, he was only looking for Republican voters, and in the general he needs all voters,” said Alan Rosenblatt, a digital political strategist...
  • Louisiana lawmaker labels Declaration of Independence racist in debate

    05/28/2016 8:58:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Fox News Politics ^ | May 28, 2016
    The Declaration of Independence came under attack from an unlikely quarter—a state legislator. Louisiana lawmaker Barbara Norton (D-Shreveport), argued that America’s founding document was racist during debate on a bill requiring public school students in the state to recite the Declaration of Independence daily, Fox & Friends reported Saturday. “For the Declaration of Independence only Caucasians (were) free,” Norton, who is black, said Wednesday during the debate on the floor of the Louisiana House of Representatives. “And for you to bring a bill to require that our children will recite the Declaration of Independence I think it’s a little bit...
  • Dole says GOPers should fall in line behind Trump, pushes Gingrich for VP

    05/28/2016 7:52:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | May 28, 2016 | Eugene Scott
    Bob Dole encouraged fellow Republicans Saturday to back Donald Trump and suggested the presumptive GOP nominee select Newt Gingrich as his running mate. In an interview with CNN's Ana Cabrera, Dole -- the 1996 Republican nominee who said he spoke with Trump last week -- also suggested Trump apologize to Arizona Sen. John McCain and New Mexico Gov. Susanna Martinez for disparaging comments he's made about them in the past. "I have been a Republican all my life," said Dole, who endorsed former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush at one point during the 2016 primary fight but has since backed Trump....
  • Riot police confront Donald Trump protesters outside California rally

    05/28/2016 6:36:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Police officers in riot gear declared a protest against Donald Trump unlawful as they made around dozen arrests outside a rally in California. The presumptive Republican nominee was speaking to an enthusiastic crowd of supporters in San Diego's convention centre. But outside around 1,000 people demonstrated against the billionaire tycoon, in tense scenes which included police pepper spraying some of the protesters. Police arrested one man who climbed a railing separating protesters from officers. His arrest led demonstrators to spray water and throw empty plastic bottles at officers. In another tense exchange, police shoved back demonstrators to separate them from...
  • Sanders: 'Terrible idea' to turn to Biden if Clinton is indicted

    05/28/2016 5:20:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | May 28, 2016 | Jessie Hellmann
    Bernie Sanders says it would be a "terrible idea" for Democrats to recruit Vice President Joe Biden to run for president if Hillary Clinton is forced out of the race. "I think that would be a terrible, terrible idea," Sanders said Friday in an interview with The Young Turks, a pro-Sanders online news show. "That would say to the millions of people who have supported us, that have worked with us, that would say all of your energy, all of your votes, all of your beliefs are irrelevant. We're going to bring in someone else," Sanders said. "I happen to...
  • Latino SJWs For Trump

    05/28/2016 4:43:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | May 28, 2016 | Rod Dreher
    If you’re Donald Trump, you can’t buy publicity like this from his enemies in San Diego yesterday: As hundreds of protesters outside his rally here Friday afternoon chanted obscenities, waved Mexican flags and clashed with police, Donald Trump reveled on stage in the drama his candidacy has created. More: One poster referenced Trump’s wife, who immigrated to the United States from Slovenia: “The Art of the Deal. Deport Melania. Legalize 11 million.” Another: “Trump, Shame of America.” Another: “Jesus would not vote for Trump.” And: “Racist, go home.” As the rally progressed inside, a few protesters — including two women...
  • It’s time to just say it. I’m getting about sick of Mitt Romney.

    05/28/2016 4:09:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 28, 2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Yikes. I’m probably as surprised as anyone else to hear myself saying it, but the producers might want to start cranking up the music and offer a subtle hint to Mitt Romney that it’s time to get off the stage. We’re busy getting ready for the convention in Cleveland and the pieces are pretty much set up on the board, yet it seems that the winner of the 2012 GOP primary can’t bring himself to step back and let somebody else get on message. This pattern of behavior was on display yet again this week when Mitt let everyone know...
  • Why Republicans Will Vote For Trump

    05/27/2016 5:01:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Hoover Institution's Defining Ideas ^ | May 24, 2016 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>If Donald Trump manages to curb most of his more outrageous outbursts by November, most Republicans who would have preferred that he did not receive the nomination will probably hold their noses and vote for him.</p> <p>How could that be when a profane Trump has boasted that he would limit Muslim immigration into the United States, talked cavalierly about torturing terrorist suspects and executing their relatives, promised to deport all eleven-million Mexican nationals who are residing illegally in the U.S., and threatened a trade war with China by slapping steep tariffs on their imports?</p>
  • Clinton Clinches Democratic Nomination

    05/27/2016 2:13:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    MSNBC’s Chris Matthews has revealed that the major television networks plan to call the Democratic primary for Hillary Clinton during the day on June 7th — hours prior to the close of polls in California — on the grounds that Clinton has “clinched” the nomination as soon as she crosses the 2,383-delegate threshold via both pledged delegates (who are already committed to her) and super-delegates (who cannot, by Democratic Party rules, commit themselves to her or be tallied until July 25th). In other words, as recently indicated by Mark Murray, NBC’s Senior Editor for Politics, the networks will make the...
  • Trump’s attacks on Martinez should alarm the GOP

    05/27/2016 8:15:03 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 77 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | May 26, 2016 | James Hohmann
    During a 65-minute speech in Albuquerque on Tuesday night, Donald Trump laced into New Mexico Republican Gov. Susana Martinez. He blamed her for the state’s economic problems, for the growing number of food stamp recipients and for not doing more to reject Syrian refugees. The billionaire even mused about moving to the state to run for governor himself. “She’s got to do a better job,” Trump told thousands of supporters, per The Washington Post’s Jenna Johnson. “She’s not doing the job. We’ve got to get her moving. Come on: Let’s go, governor.” Martinez’s press secretary, Mike Lonergan, responded with a...
  • Where the 2016 DNC state delegations are staying in Philadelphia

    05/26/2016 11:20:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Philly Voice ^ | May 25, 2016 | Staff
    About 6,000 delegates and alternates are coming to Philadelphia for the 2016 Democratic National Convention from July 25 to 28, 2016. Fifty-seven state delegations were assigned to 26 hotels in Philadelphia and Valley Forge. State delegations use their hotels as a base of operations during the convention week. Each delegation begins its day by hosting breakfast at their respective hotels to preview the day’s convention activities. In addition, delegates use their hotels to host receptions and conduct official business, including meetings and press conferences. The delegations will be bused to the Wells Fargo Center during the convention hours. After a...
  • How Republican Senators Failed GOP voters once again

    05/26/2016 3:29:20 PM PDT · by Tom Jefferson · 16 replies
    Bear to the Right ^ | May 25, 2016 | Gary Aminoff
    Last Friday, May 20, 2016, something happened in the U.S. Senate you won’t hear about in the mainstream media. You can read about it here. Gary Aminoff comments in the following short video.
  • Mister 1,237: North Dakota delegate puts Trump over the top

    05/26/2016 10:12:46 AM PDT · by RayofHope · 16 replies
    AP ^ | 05/26/2016 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) - John Trandem wanted to be the delegate who would put Donald Trump over the top, giving him enough delegates to clinch the Republican presidential nomination.</p> <p>But when he was contacted by an Associated Press reporter, the AP delegate count stood at 1,235 - two delegates short.</p>
  • The Democratic Party's Civil War Is Just Getting Started

    05/26/2016 8:26:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Fortune Magazine ^ | May 25, 2016 | Reid Wilson, The Morning Consult
    The liberal wing of the Democratic Party is gaining strength, and asserting its power. When Hillary Clinton formally claims the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination this summer in Philadelphia, she will inherit a party in the throes of a revolution — one in which her side seems likely to lose in the long term. The upheaval has been decades in the making, as the party has evolved from choosing relative centrist nominees such as Bill Clinton, Al Gore and John Kerry over more liberal contenders, to Barack Obama, who positioned himself to the left of Hillary Clinton in 2008. Now, even...
  • Jeff Sessions reportedly on Donald Trump's VP shortlist: Here are the other names

    05/26/2016 7:57:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    The Birmingham News ^ | May 26, 2016 | Leada Gore
    Jeff Sessions is on Donald Trump's shortlist for a potential vice presidential running mate, according to reports. The New York Post said Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has narrowed down his list of potential running mates. The list includes Sessions, Alabama's junior Senator, as well as a retired general and a Washington lawmaker. Sessions, the first Senator to endorse Trump, is advising him on foreign policy and immigration matters...
  • US election: Why has Trump caught Clinton in the polls?

    05/26/2016 7:46:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The British Broadcasting Corporation ^ | May 24, 2016 | Anthony Zurcher, North American reporter
    For the first time in this long election campaign, Republican Donald Trump has pulled ahead of Democrat Hillary Clinton in the RealClearPolitics average of national polls. Mrs Clinton's double-digit lead, which she has held over the past several months, has vanished - and with it, apparently, Democrats' dreams of a transformational 2016 victory that would leave Republicans wandering the wilderness for a generation. What happened? A closer look at those poll numbers offers some clarity....
  • After Hillary Drops Out... What?

    05/25/2016 8:27:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 25, 2016 | Michael Walsh
    The State Department's report on Hillary Clinton's insouciant attitude toward cyber-security would finish any other American politician. She ignored the law, flouted it repeatedly, and didn't care; folks are in prison for less. The only thing that's holding her up at this point is her Amen Corner in the media, most of whom know her personally and who long for a Clinton Restoration in order to reclaim their places as house courtiers. But 2016 is not 1992 or even 2008, and the retinue of retainers is as long in the tooth as the former first lady herself. They can't protect...
  • Why Bernie’s Bros Might Go for Trump

    05/25/2016 6:46:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Politico Magazine ^ | May 25, 2016 | Josh Zeitz
    Anti-establishment liberals abandoned their party in 1968, and again in 1980. Why not 2016? One of the great unknowns of the current presidential election cycle—a cycle without recent precedent in its unusual twists and turns—is whether the fall campaign will see a convergence of the populist left and the populist right. Could a chunk of Bernie Sanders’ anti-establishment base really vote for GOP outsider Donald Trump in November? Could it be enough to swing the election in Trump’s favor? Many experts scoff at the idea. “Not a chance,” former presidential adviser Jim Messina said on Monday. Writing for Politico Magazine,...
  • Latest polls have Democrats in a panic

    05/25/2016 5:19:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Sun Sentinel ^ | May 25, 2016 | Doyle McManus
    emocrats hoped this presidential election would be a cakewalk. In their eyes, the presumptive Republican nominee, Donald Trump, spent most of the spring alienating big chunks of the electorate, beginning with women. Meanwhile, the presumptive Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton, has run a careful, well-funded, well-honed campaign. What could go wrong? And yet, in a spate of reputable surveys Trump has suddenly erased the advantage Clinton had held all year. The average of major polls compiled by the website RealClearPolitics shows the two candidates tied with 43 percent each. In at least three polls, Trump has even pulled ahead by a...
  • Trump plans to target Clinton over Whitewater

    05/25/2016 12:13:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Politico ^ | May 25, 2016 | Kenneth P. Vogel and Marc Caputo
    In an email obtained by POLITICO, the Trump campaign asks the RNC to research the scandal. Donald Trump, who in recent days has accused Bill Clinton of rape and suggested he and Hillary Clinton may have had a role in the death of one of their close friends, plans to focus next on the Whitewater real estate scandal, POLITICO has learned. Trump campaign adviser Michael Caputo on Wednesday morning emailed a researcher at the Republican National Committee asking him to “work up information on HRC/Whitewater as soon as possible. This is for immediate use and for the afternoon talking points...
  • Why Bernie’s Crushing Trump (He hasn't been vetted)

    05/24/2016 8:05:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 23, 2016 | Michael Tomasky
    If Sanders were somehow able to beat Clinton, he’d be the least vetted, most vulnerable major-party nominee in American history. So Bernie’s still at it, telling George Stephanopoulos on Sunday that he thinks it’s not impossible for him to get 70 percent of the vote in every remaining state. Impossible. If anyone’s likely to hit 70 anywhere, it’s Hillary Clinton in Puerto Rico. Maybe Sanders can do it in the Dakotas, but even that seems ludicrous, because those states have primaries, not caucuses, and he’s never won a primary by that kind of margin except in his home state. But...
  • #BernieOrBust: Why 20 Percent of Sanders Supporters Say They Would Vote for Trump over Hillary

    05/24/2016 1:00:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    People Magazine ^ | May 23, 2016 | Tierney McAfee
    A new national poll suggests that Bernie Sanders' continued presence in the Democratic primary has damaged front-runner Hillary Clinton by helping close the gap between the former secretary of state and presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump. The NBC/Wall Street Journal poll released Sunday shows that Clinton's lead over the billionaire businessman has shrunk to just three points, with the former first lady "weighed down by resistance from [a] significant chunk of Sanders supporters," as CNBC chief Washington correspondent John Harwood tweeted. Pollsters, too, have attributed Clinton's shrinking lead in part to resistance from Sanders supporters....
  • Ted Cruz just crushed Donald Trump in Washington State GOP delegates [dirty tricks]

    05/24/2016 12:49:36 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 280 replies
    The Week ^ | May 23, 2016 | Peter Weber
    Washington State holds its Republican primary on Tuesday, and with one candidate left in the race, there's not too much drama about the outcome. But in a twist — and what would the 2016 race be without a twist? — 40 of Washington's 41 delegates selected Saturday to attend the Republican National Convention in July are Ted Cruz partisans. Cruz supporters outnumbered Donald Trump supporters at the state GOP convention in Pasco, and they were better organized, pushing through the Cruz slate of delegates over occasional protests from Trump backers, who noted repeatedly that Cruz is no longer in the...
  • Libertarian candidate casts Trump deportation plan as 'insanity'

    05/24/2016 10:13:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | May 23, 2016 | Theodore Schleifer
    Gary Johnson, the likely Libertarian candidate for president, is blasting Donald Trump's policy on immigration as "insanity," and positioned himself as a helping hand to those who came here illegally. Johnson, a former two-term Republican governor of New Mexico, is expected to emerge this weekend as the Libertarian standard-bearer. "Is my door going to be knocked down because I'm going to get checked for papers?" Johnson said while praising undocumented immigrants who are leaders in their communities. "We're going to now come in and knock down doors and they're going to be deported? It'd be like putting them on the...
  • Latinos Say Clinton Is Dangerous for Immigrants at LA Protest

    05/24/2016 10:04:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Venezuela's teleSUR's The Empire Files ^ | May 23, 2016 | Abby Martin
    The anti-Clinton event took place two weeks before the June 7 California primary context between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Los Angeles held another anti-Hillary Clinton rally in front of a US$1,000-a-ticket fundraiser on Monday, demanding that the Democratic front-runner commit to ending deportations and addressing the root causes of forced migration. A coalition of Latino community organizations, led by the Human Rights Alliance for Child Refugees and Families, called Clinton a "war criminal" who was "responsible for the coup of President Manuel Zelaya of Honduras and the killing of thousands in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Palestine." Besides naming her...
  • Hillary Clinton’s Camp Set Up ‘Veterans Against Trump’ Protest

    05/24/2016 9:29:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 23, 2016 | Tim Mak and Kelly Weill
    It seemed like an outpouring of veteran anger against Donald Trump: over a dozen former service members protesting outside Trump Tower. But the reality was more complicated. The protest was actually a coordinated effort, led in part by the Hillary Clinton campaign, to embarrass her Republican rival for his failed efforts to raise money for veterans. It only looked like a grassroots demonstration. A spokesman for the demonstrators insisted they had no affiliation with any campaign. Later he said the protesters had reached out to the Clinton campaign for press contacts, but that’s all. Then the activist finally admitted that,...
  • Top three reasons Donald Trump is surging in the polls right now

    05/24/2016 8:50:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | May 24, 2016 | Jake Novak, CNBC
    Donald Trump 's surge in the polls isn't just the result of the usual bump presidential candidates historically enjoy after they sew up the primary battles and earn the "presumptive nominee" title. And it's also not just the result of Hillary Clinton 's mistakes, even though she is making some serious campaign errors right now. What has been happening over the last few weeks is that Trump has changed his attack and messaging in a subtle but effective way, so subtle that many pundits may have missed it. But here are the three things Trump is doing very well right...
  • Hillary Clinton Picks a Doomed Fight With Americans Over Guns

    05/23/2016 8:57:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | May 10, 2016 | J.D. Tuccille
    "Yesterday, once again, this time horrifically on live television," says Hillary Clinton in a video on her presidential campaign website, "we saw the terrible consequences of gun violence." As it turns out, she's not talking about civilian deaths from drone strikes or bombing raids on hospitals by the U.S. government, but instead about a criminal shooting spree in the United States. Sure enough, the Washington Post pointed out last week that one of Clinton's signature issues heading into the general election is tightening restrictions on the ownership and use of guns by Americans. That's a tall order in a country...
  • Half Of West Virginia's Sanders Fans Would Vote Trump

    05/23/2016 7:51:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Quadrangle ^ | May 24, 2016 | Otis Underwood
    In an email sent out on Wednesday, Bernie 2016 campaign manager Jeff Weaver declared plans to push for a contested convention in Philadelphia in July. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 47% of Likely Democratic Voters believe the Democratic Party should be more like Clinton, but 39% say it should be more like Sanders. He campaigned in OR and California on Tuesday and his victory in West Virginia highlighted anew Clinton's struggles to win over white men and independents - weaknesses Trump wants to exploit in the fall campaign. The split on the left comes after months...
  • Challenger wins national post at NM Republican convention Gov. Martinez supporter ousted)

    05/23/2016 11:36:12 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 16 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | May 21, 2016 | Dan Boyd
    Harvey Yates Jr. defeated incumbent Pat Rogers for a state post on the Republican National Committee on Saturday, elevating an outspoken critic of Gov. Susana Martinez’s governing style to a prestigious – if largely symbolic – GOP position. At the New Mexico Republican convention at the Sandia Resort and Casino, Yates received 278 of the 473 votes cast by Republican delegates – or 58.8 percent – to oust Rogers. A former state Republican Party chairman, Yates has been critical of Martinez and her political adviser, Jay McCleskey, in recent years, while Rogers has been closely linked to both the Martinez...