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  • Pearce, Lujan Grisham spar over tax cuts, union fees (NM Governor Race)

    08/20/2018 3:53:09 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 4 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | August 20, 2018 | Dan McKay
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Standing before hundreds of business leaders, Republican Steve Pearce and Democrat Michelle Lujan Grisham clashed Monday over whether “right to work” legislation banning compulsory union fees should be part of New Mexico’s economic development strategy. The two gubernatorial candidates — both of whom are giving up safe seats in Congress — also sparred over whether the Republican tax cuts passed last year are promoting economic growth in the country. But Pearce and Lujan Grisham also treated each other with respect and avoided personal jabs. They hugged after the one-hour forum, sponsored by a coalition of 21 real...
  • Believe It: Donald Trump’s Black Support Is Rising …… by how much is up for debate, though.

    08/20/2018 11:21:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    FITSNews ^ | August 20, 2018 | Staff
    U.S. president Donald Trump is receiving higher-than-expected support from black Americans, according to new polling. But a vigorous debate is underway as to exactly how much black support he is receiving. According to a new Rasmussen survey, Trump is backed by a whopping 36 percent of black voters. Wait … what? If that sounds too high, it’s because it probably is. We aren’t convinced that number is accurate, although Rasmussen – along with the Trafalgar Group – was one of the few national firms to correctly predict Trump’s upset victory in 2016. They clearly knew something the other pollsters didn’t...
  • NY Governor Says ‘Slick Salesman’ Trump Has Fooled The County But Not His State

    08/19/2018 9:38:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    KCAL-TV ^ | August 19, 2018 | The Associated Press
    In a searing speech from the pulpit of a black church, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo told a Brooklyn congregation on Sunday that Donald Trump is a “slick salesman” who fooled many people in this country, but the Democrat said the Republican president hasn’t fooled New Yorkers. Cuomo spoke at Brooklyn’s First Baptist Church of Crown Heights after a week of criticism for saying America “was never that great” during a bill signing. New York Republicans have demanded he apologize, and Trump tweeted that Cuomo was having a “total meltdown.” The governor seemed to counter what many observers considered a...
  • Blacks Could Help to Re-Elect Trump [OPINION]

    08/19/2018 6:10:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    WBSM-AM ^ | August 14, 2018 | Barry Richard
    The big difference in President Donald Trump's re-election campaign in 2020 could be the level of support he receives from the black community. And, the man most despised by the black community could become the most pro-black president of the modern era. A Rasmussen poll released last week indicates growing support for Trump among blacks. A big part of that is economics. For the first time ever, black unemployment has fallen below six percent. That means record numbers of black men, women, and youth are employed. Trump has created opportunities where for decades, the Democrats have offered only unfulfilled promises....
  • The Bad News for the Democrats–A Lot of Blacks Do Like Trump

    08/19/2018 3:31:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Hutchinson Report ^ | August 17, 2018 | Earl Ofari Hutchinson
    The first inkling I got that a lot more blacks liked Trump than they dared let on was during a dinner table discussion with a relative a couple of days before the 2016 presidential election. He flatly said that he was voting for Trump. There was dead silence, shock, and then loud outbursts of “no” followed by non-stop pillorying of him. He stuck to his guns and said Trump appealed to him because he represented change and he thought he’d be good for small business and would cut taxes. It was a textbook Horatio Alger, laissez faire rationalization that would...
  • The media’s hatred of Trump is only hurting itself

    08/19/2018 6:14:38 AM PDT · by BlueStateRightist · 70 replies
    The New York Post ^ | August 18, 2018 | Michael Goodwin
    This month marks the two-year anniversary of one of the most important articles ever written on journalism. On Aug. 7, 2016, after Donald Trump formally secured the Republican nomination and the general election was underway, New York Times media columnist James Rutenberg began with a question: “If you’re a working journalist and you believe that Donald J. Trump is a demagogue playing to the nation’s worst racist and nationalistic tendencies, that he cozies up to anti-American dictators and that he would be dangerous with control of the United States nuclear codes, how the heck are you supposed to cover him?”
  • Libertarian Gary Johnson throws US Senate race in chaos

    08/16/2018 9:41:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 16, 2018 | Russell Contreras, The Associated Press
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Former Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson said in seeking to make history and capture a U.S. Senate seat in New Mexico he'll have to give up a few of his favorite activities: marathon biking rides, hanging out in his northern New Mexico "dream" home and tuning out news about President Donald Trump. But he can't promise he won't smoke an occasional joint. Johnson, who served two terms as New Mexico governor in the 1990s and gained national attention as one of the first mainstream politicians to call for the legalization of marijuana, announced Thursday that he's...
  • Why Donald Trump's return to Ohio is a big deal

    08/16/2018 1:00:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Plain Dealer ^ | August 16, 2018 | Andrew J. Tobias
    CLEVELAND, Ohio — There’s an argument to be made that President Donald Trump would be best served by spending his precious time between now and the November election focusing on states other than Ohio. Ohio ranks pretty low on the list of battleground races that will determine which party controls the U.S. House of Representatives next year, even though a handful of races for Republican-held seats here could be unusually close. Similarly, battleground Senate races in other states also seem more competitive. This is best illustrated by the telling lack of Senate-related political spending in Ohio so far by the...
  • Commentary: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez becomes the Sarah Palin of the Left (Not meant as a compliment)

    08/16/2018 2:12:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 13, 2018 | Michael Graham
    If you're one of the many American progressives cheering on the performance of your new political rock star, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, look around: Many of the people cheering with you are Republicans. Ocasio-Cortez's 14-point victory over 10-term incumbent Democrat Joe Crowley was certainly impressive. Her performance since then? Not so much. The GOP have branded her a gaffe machine, Democrats on Capitol Hill her urging her "to do things differently," and her stumbling media appearances have sparked references to the "P" word: "Palin." Yes, it's that bad. There's a lot to like about the bold, outspoken battler from the Bronx who,...
  • The definitive ranking of 2020 Democrats

    08/16/2018 12:57:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    KITV-TV ^ | August 16, 2018 | Chris Cillizza and Harry Enten, CNN
    Because Donald Trump is, well, Donald Trump, a lot of attention has been paid to his hostile takeover of the Republican Party -- and how he continues to consolidate that power. What that focus on how Trump killed the old -- and by that we mean the 2012 -- version of the Republican Party misses is how much the Democratic Party has evolved -- and is evolving -- in its own way. Like Republicans, that change sped up -- rapidly -- in 2016. It was led by an unlikely figure -- Democratic socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders. To say Sanders was...
  • Hot dog executive to host fundraiser for Trump in Hamptons

    08/14/2018 11:29:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 14, 2018 | Brett Samuels
    President Trump is expected to attend a fundraiser on Friday in the Hamptons hosted by the chairman of Nathan's Hot Dogs, Bloomberg reports. Howard Lorber, who oversees the hot dog empire and a Manhattan real estate firm, will host a fundraiser to benefit Trump's reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee (RNC), sources told the outlet. Bloomberg reported that Trump will attend a roundtable with supporters and a luncheon at Lorber's home in Southampton, which is roughly 90 miles from Manhattan. Trump tapped Lorber in August 2016 to serve as an economic adviser to his presidential campaign. The two men...
  • Trump in 2020?

    08/14/2018 8:13:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Arca Max ^ | August 9, 2018 | Susan Estrich, Dukakis Campaign Manager
    Media outlets this week are all over a new Pew study that finds, the headlines promise, that President Trump's support is not quite as broad and not quite as happy as his stunningly stable approval rating might suggest. But what's striking from the numbers, at least as far as I can see, is not how much support Trump has lost but how, given the daily barrage of tweets and countertweets; ugly chants and ugly corruption trials (his campaign chairman); intense criticism in the media; all-out war in Congress; and foreign policy flubs and domestic failures, much remains firm, and how...
  • Tickets available for President Trump's Aug. 21 rally in Charleston (West Virginia)

    08/14/2018 1:29:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    WTAP-TV ^ | August 14, 2018 | Loyd Price
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WTAP) - Tickets are available for President Trump's speech at the Charleston Civic Center on Aug. 21. Anyone who wants to tickets to attend the event must register online at www.DonaldJTrump.com. Trump's visit to show support for Attorney General and U.S. Senate candidate Patrick Morrisey is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. The event will mark Trump's sixth visit to West Virginia since taking office.
  • 2020 Democrats take a page from Trump’s playbook on race

    08/14/2018 8:17:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Politico ^ | August 14, 2018 | David Siders
    Once an undercurrent of presidential politics, race is already front-and-center in the run-up to 2020. President Donald Trump made race an overt issue in American politics. Now Democrats are ready to meet him head on. Some of the party’s top potential 2020 candidates are testing a barrage of early — and unusually explicit — race-related appeals in the run-up to the next presidential campaign. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) pledged not to be “shut up” by critics of “identity politics.” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), has drawn attention to the disproportionate number of nonwhite people incarcerated in a system he said has...
  • Michael Avenatti is no Donald Trump. Not even close.

    08/13/2018 9:42:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | August 13, 2018 | Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large
    Michael Avenatti was in Iowa this weekend. Because he is thinking, actively, about running for president. Of the United States. Which is something we have to take seriously. Because Donald Trump is president. Or something. The logic goes like this: Trump was a businessman who had never run for office before but was famous for being on TV. Avenatti, who, in case you haven't watched cable TV in the past few months (shame!) is porn star Stormy Daniels' lawyer, has also never run for political office before and is famous for being on TV. Avenatti himself is drawing comparisons between...
  • A historian explains how mainstream conservatives made Trump (David Frum? Hahaha)

    08/13/2018 10:45:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Vox ^ | August 13, 2018 | Zack Beauchamp
    Is President Donald Trump a perversion of the American conservative movement — or simply an honest reflection of what it’s been for decades? Ever since Trump’s victory in the Republican primary, this has been one of the big questions hanging over American politics. If Trump’s anti-intellectual and race-baiting brand of politics is a parasite on the American right, then it’s possible the Republican Party can be cleaned up after him. That’s the premise of the so-called Never Trump movement, a small group of Republican elites and conservative intellectuals who have denounced the president and his allies in no uncertain terms....
  • Trump to visit Fort Drum; protests underway (Upstate New York)

    08/13/2018 10:27:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    WCAX-TV ^ | August 13, 2018
    FORT DRUM, N.Y. (WCAX) President Trump is visiting New York's North Country today as part of a trip to Fort Drum. Congresswoman Elise Stefanik in a tweet invited the president to Fort Drum last week. The past three presidents have all visited the post. As part of the visit, the president will sign a defense spending bill. No other stops are listed in in itinerary. Air Force One is expected to land at 1 p.m. in Morristown. The President will then head to Wheeler-Sack Army Air Field in Fort Drum. Our Kelly O'Brien will have the latest on the president's...
  • Pro union, still for Trump

    08/13/2018 8:14:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Politico ^ | August 13, 2018 | Ian Kullgren
    PRO-UNION, STILL FOR TRUMP: As as many as half of Republicans who voted in the Missouri primary last week sided with unions and against the state’s right-to-work law in a ballot measure that overturned it, according to Jack Cardetti, a Democratic strategist and spokesman for the state’s anti-right-to-work campaign. Cardetti is no disinterested party, so that estimate may be high (though the returns show it’s certain plausible). But it’s remarkable any pro-union voters still favor Trump, given Trump’s staunchly anti-union policies. (POLITICO’s Timothy Noah reviewed them in November.) “Pro-union, pro-Trump voters say that even if they consider unions crucial, they...
  • Tom Steyer: Pelosi is wrong about Trump impeachment push

    08/12/2018 8:57:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 12, 2018 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    Democratic billionaire donor Tom Steyer said House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is wrong for saying his push to impeach President Trump is helping Republicans. Steyer pushed back against Pelosi’s claim during an interview with BuzzFeed News that aired Sunday night, calling Trump “reckless and dangerous and lawless.” “This is a historic time,” Steyer said. “If you step back for one second and think about this president, the most corrupt president in American history, somebody who is breaking the law on a daily basis.” Pelosi warned Democrats earlier this year against pursuing impeachment efforts against Trump, saying it could hurt...
  • Mitt Romney’s statement on the Charlottesville anniversary strikes a chord Trump cannot

    08/12/2018 12:37:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    Vox ^ | August 11, 2018 | Emily Stewart
    Mitt Romney is calling on Americans to “categorically and consistently reject racism and discrimination” on the anniversary of racist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2017 and on the eve of a repeat of the Unite the Right rally this year in Washington, DC. The former Massachusetts governor and current US Senate candidate in Utah issued a lengthy statement on Friday defending equality, steeped in his religious upbringing and belief that “we are all children of God.” Romney, who ran against President Barack Obama as the 2012 Republican nominee for president, touched on a number of issues in his post. He...