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  • Trump campaign vetting Chris Christie for VP

    06/30/2016 1:03:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 92 replies
    The Birmingham News ^ | June 30, 2016 | Leada Gore
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is being vetted by Donald Trump's campaign as a possible vice presidential running mate, according to reports. The New York Times and other media sources are reporting the campaign has sent official paperwork to Christie to start the vetting process. The reports are one of the first solid indications of who Trump, a businessman-turned-politician, might want on his ticket. Other names that have been mentioned include Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and South Dakota Sen. John Thune. Other names – including former Trump's former challengers Marco Rubio, John...
  • RNC Rules Fight Begins With Plan to Lock In Donald Trump

    06/30/2016 12:00:33 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 40 replies
    NBC News ^ | 06-30-16 | Brad, Marti, Ari
    The fight over rules that could upend the Republican National Convention officially began in earnest Thursday, as delegates began circulating the first proposed rule for this year's convention in Cleveland. A draft rule, obtained by MSNBC, would effectively lock-in Donald Trump as the GOP nominee and kill the "Stop Trump" movement once and for all.
  • Donald Trump's planned Denver appearance shows he's getting serious about Colorado

    06/29/2016 8:00:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Colorado Springs Gazette ^ | June 29, 2016 | Megan Schrader
    Donald Trump is getting serious about Colorado. After an abysmal showing at the state assembly - he didn't win a single pledged delegate to the Republican National Convention - Trump will be in Denver Friday for both his first public speech and his first private fundraiser in the Centennial State. Trump is scheduled to talk at the Western Conservative Summit in the morning before attending a private fundraiser in the home of former Denver Broncos coach Mike Shanahan. The rumored $10,000 a couple lunch event is being co-hosted by Pete Coors and Larry Mizel. For those unable or unwilling to...
  • Are Democrats kidding themselves?

    06/29/2016 4:41:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 29, 2016 | Chris Stirewalt
    In a chin-stroking Politico piece, David Plouffe and other Obama-Clinton senior strategists act as if there isn’t even a presidential race and this year isn’t even a contest. “You want people to feel as passionate about Hillary Clinton being president as they do about stopping Donald Trump,” President Obama’s 2008 campaign manager told the website, “If this isn’t a close race it’s going to matter a great deal for her presidency.” Geez Louise. The whole point of the piece is about how Obama sees his role in the election and how to win the race for Clinton in such a...
  • Trump vs. Hillary latest poll: New numbers show Clinton's lead shrinking dramatically

    06/29/2016 10:34:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Birmingham News ^ | June 29, 2016 | Leada Gore
    The latest poll on the 2016 race for the White House shows Democrat Hillary Clinton leading Republican Donald Trump by just 2 percentage points. The Quinnipiac University poll showed Clinton was the choice of 42 percent of the voters compared to 40 percent for Trump. The poll reflects a closer race than previously thought, with some recent polls showing Clinton up by more than 13 points. The previous Quinnipiac poll, conducted June 1, had Clinton edging Trump 45 percent to 41 percent. When third party candidates are added to the results – Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson and Green Party's Jill...
  • Exclusive: NRA to run $2 million Benghazi-themed ad campaign for Trump

    06/29/2016 8:37:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    USA Today | June 29, 2016 | Donovan Slack
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/06/29/nra-2-million-ad-campaign-trump-benghazi/86484306/
  • Darryl Glenn wins Republican U.S. Senate primary

    06/28/2016 11:02:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Durango Herald ^ | June 28, 2016 | Peter Marcus
    DENVER – Darryl Glenn emerged as the winner Tuesday following a divisive and chaotic five-man Republican U.S. Senate race that observers saw as uncertain to the last minute. Glenn will now turn his attention to incumbent Democrat Michael Bennet, who has received more than $7.6 million in individual contributions and has more than $5.7 million in the bank, after already purchasing significant television advertising in recent months. Glenn, an El Paso County commissioner, earned 37 percent of the vote as of 8:30 p.m. He was followed by Jack Graham with 25 percent, Robert Blaha with 16 percent, Jon Keyser with...
  • I hate Donald Trump. But he might get my vote.

    06/28/2016 9:57:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 28, 2016 | Jim Ruth
    No Trump campaign buttons or bumper stickers for me. I’m part of the new silent majority: those who don’t like Donald Trump but might vote for him anyway. For many of us, Trump has only one redeeming quality: He isn’t Hillary Clinton. He doesn’t want to turn the United States into a politically correct, free-milk-and-cookies, European-style social democracy where every kid (and adult, too) gets a trophy just for showing up. Members of this new silent majority, many of us front-wave baby boomers, value hard work and love the United States the way it was. We long for a bygone...
  • Trump Starts Tracking, Targeting Fans With Web Ad Software

    06/27/2016 8:09:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    NBC News ^ | June 27, 2016 | Ari Levy, CNBC
    Donald Trump is finally acknowledging that his online activity has to go beyond just posting on Twitter and Facebook. The Republican Party's presumptive nominee for president has started using online advertising software from ad-tech company Rocket Fuelthat can help the campaign track user behavior, send targeted messages to prospective supporters and engage with fans. CNBC.com learned of the addition by using Ghostery, a browser plug-in that shows all the data tracking tools running on a website. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders turned to ad-tech software early on in the Democratic primary, as did Ted Cruz and others on the Republican...
  • Clinton struggling in some reliably blue states

    06/27/2016 1:42:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | June 26, 2016 | Ashe Schow
    Despite an increasing lead over businessman Donald Trump in head-to-head matchups, presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is struggling to connect in some reliably blue states. Washington Post authors Philip Rucker and John Wagner report that there's concern among Clinton supporters who believe Trump might do well in three Rust Belt states: Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. "In Michigan, Pennsylvania and, to a lesser extent, Wisconsin, an affinity for Trump's message of economic populism and nationalism has surprised many Democrats," Rucker and Wagner wrote. "These are big, industrial states they have carried for the past three decades — and where Clinton,...
  • Coors, Shanahan to host Donald Trump fundraiser in Colorado

    06/27/2016 11:59:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Denver Post ^ | June 27, 2016 | Mark Matthews
    Pete Coors and Mike Shanahan, a pair of giants in Colorado beer and football, are two of several boldfaced names planning a Friday fundraiser for Donald Trump to coincide with the Republican candidate’s visit to the state that day for the Western Conservative Summit. While the names on the host committee may suggest a Sunday-tailgate kind of affair — Coors is a longtime beer executive and Shanahan used to coach the Denver Broncos — the entry fee to the presidential fundraiser is decidedly more expensive than what one would find in the parking lot of Mile High stadium. It’s at...
  • Donald Trump schedules Ohio rally for Tuesday

    06/27/2016 10:56:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch's The Daily Briefing ^ | June 27, 2016 | Michelle Everhart-Sullivan
    Donald Trump will make his first stop in Ohio since before the March primary. The Tuesday event will be in St. Clairsville, along the Ohio river and about two hours east of Columbus. Trump, the Republican presumptive presidential nominee, will have a 7 p.m. rally at the Ohio University Eastern Campus - Health and Physical Fitness Building, 45425 National Road. It's an area friendly to Trump. He won most of the counties along the Ohio river in the March primary. Trump's organization in must-win Ohio has lagged presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, who has had four stop here since...
  • Fewer than half of Bernie Sanders backers in Texas say they'll vote for Clinton, poll shows

    06/27/2016 8:48:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | June 27, 2016 | Bobby Blanchard
    Texas supporters of Bernie Sanders are more reluctant to support Hillary Clinton than Ted Cruz supporters are to support Donald Trump, according to a new poll released Monday morning. The University of Texas / Texas Politics Project Poll found Texas voters who supported Cruz's presidential campaign are more likely to support Trump than Sanders supporters are to support Clinton. Nearly 70 percent of Cruz voters are ready to vote for Trump, but just 40 percent of Sanders supporters are ready to vote for the former secretary of state. "Sanders has been reluctant to throw in the towel and endorse Clinton....
  • The Hillary Campaign Should Be Panicking

    06/26/2016 7:51:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 26, 2016 | Sarah Isgur Flores, The Weekly Standard
    <p>If Hillary Clinton's campaign headquarters isn't in a state of panic right now, it should be.Senior operatives in Brooklyn just watched Donald Trump spend the last month flailing from one gaffe to another, all while failing to raise as much money as a mildly competitive congressional campaign.</p>
  • Democrats see danger signs in states where Clinton has not fully engaged

    06/26/2016 7:23:56 PM PDT · by Innovative · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 25, 2016 | Philip Rucker and John Wagner
    Hillary Clinton’s campaign strategists look at the general-election map and see a bounty of electoral college votes that are hers for the taking: in Florida and Virginia, Colorado and Nevada — all places where Donald Trump has badly damaged his standing with nonwhites and women. Yet as Clinton plots her march to the White House, there are warning signs elsewhere — in states where her campaign is not yet making a full investment. And that has sparked concern from allies who say Trump must not be underestimated. In Michigan, Pennsylvania and, to a lesser extent, Wisconsin, an affinity for Trump’s...
  • Man featured in Elizabeth Warren's anti-Trump ad voted for Trump

    06/26/2016 3:33:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 26, 2016
    Michael Levin’s photogenic, mixed-race family appears straight from central casting for the modern American middle-class family, seemingly the perfect choice to be featured in Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s video for MoveOn attacking presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Just one problem: Levin is not anti-Trump. In fact, he voted for the billionaire businessman in the Massachusetts primary. “On Monday I got a text from a friend who said, ‘Hey, I just saw you in the new Warren video attacking Trump.’ And I thought, ‘You've got to be kidding me,’” Levin told "Fox and Friends" on Sunday. “I watched the video,...
  • Column: Gingrich favored to win Trump’s VP sweepstakes

    06/25/2016 9:09:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 86 replies
    The Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star ^ | June 25, 2016 | Justin Haskins
    LOVE HIM or hate him, there’s never been a presidential candidate quite like Donald Trump, and there’s never been a presidential campaign season quite like this. All the ordinary rules etched into political science textbooks about how politicians should walk, talk and strategize have been tossed out the window. It’s a new political world, and that makes the political-prediction business as unreliable as the weather—and at times, as volatile as hurricane season. But this is precisely why at this chaotic moment in U.S. history, when it feels as though almost anything can happen, Trump will likely pick as his vice-presidential...
  • TRUMP: WE’RE ASKING BERNIE SANDERS VOTERS TO JOIN OUR MOVEMENT

    06/25/2016 6:09:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Regated ^ | June 22, 2016 | Sam Wenkert
    Give it up, Bernie Bots. As we previously mentioned in an article, we are fully expecting Bernie Sanders supporters to convert and vote for Donald Trump in the general election. They love him! Earlier this week, REGATED’s Mark Hammond talked to Bernie Sander supporters and asked them why they still supported Sanders. Some of them are considering switching to the Trump Train. And now, this morning, during his Crooked Clinton speech, Trump said it himself. Bernie Sanders supporters are welcome aboard!(VIDEO-AT-LINK) “The insiders wrote the rules of the game to keep themselves in power and in money. That’s why we’re...
  • Abraham Lincoln Predicted Brexit and Trump’s Rise. Hillary Should Pay Attention

    06/24/2016 11:29:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Huffington Post's The Blog ^ | June 24, 2016 | Ariel Moutsatsos
    On August the 21st, 1858 Abraham Lincoln said: Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail; without it nothing can succeed. Consequently, he who molds public sentiment goes deeper than he who enacts statutes or pronounces decisions. Donald Trump and the pro-Brexit politicians such as Boris Johnson have benefitted from Lincoln’s assertion. Others haven’t learned from it. Some even insist on addressing public sentiment from a rational perspective. They throw facts and arguments at the people, thinking they can change public mood with information. Public sentiment is not rational, it’s emotional. I hate to point out the obvious...
  • Brexit should be a wake-up call to US liberals: don’t assume Trump will lose

    06/24/2016 5:38:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Vox ^ | June 24, 2016 | Andrew Prokop
    In the wake of the UK’s vote Thursday to leave the EU, comparisons of Brexit's  success to the rise of Donald Trump have been flying far and wide. This is only natural, since anti-immigrant, anti-elite, and nationalist sentiments played major roles in both shocking phenomena. Of course, many of these analogies are too facile. The US faces no comparable controversy over regulations from a transnational economic bureaucracy. The US electorate is much more diverse than Britain’s. Trump himself has massive weaknesses in personality, popularity, and campaign mechanics that an issue-oriented campaign doesn’t. And where "Leave" and "Remain" were essentially...
  • Jeff Roe: Cruz Could Play Big Part at Convention Unifying GOP Behind Trump

    06/24/2016 10:43:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 177 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 24, 2016 | Tim Hains
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Ted Cruz's campaign manager, Jeff Roe, comments on what Trump can do at the Republican Convention to unite the party: Give Ted Cruz a prominent role. JEFF ROE: I would be remiss if I didn't point out that without data, without online fund raising, they kicked my butt anyway. That's on top of us raising $93 million, which was a record (at the time) for Republican primaries, getting eight million votes. Mr. Trump has a way to control the news cycle. I believe they will be able to put it together, but they have to get going now. The...
  • Uprising in the Rust Belt: They used to be Democrats. Now they could hand Trump the White House

    06/24/2016 9:18:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | June 24, 2016 | Keith O'Brien
    CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa.—Donald Trump’s road to the White House begins here: on a four-lane highway, just east of Pittsburgh, past the roadside taverns, burned-out gas stations, and parking lots choked with weeds, up into the dark fingers of the Allegheny Mountains, and then down into the valley that was once home to steelworkers, coal miners and party-line Democrats. Regis Karlheim once counted himself among that third group. A farmer’s son, Karlheim grew up doing two things: voting Democratic and growing potatoes. “It was a lot of good years in potatoes,” he said. “Everybody and their brother grew potatoes in Cambria...
  • 'Brexit is proof that Trump will be the next president'

    06/24/2016 9:17:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | June 24, 2016 | Khaleda Rahman
    As Donald Trump flew in to Scotland today after the UK's seismic break with the European Union, parallels have been drawn with the anti-immigration message that led to Brexit and his rise to presumptive Republican presidential candidate. Many have pointed out the similarities between Britain's decision to leave the EU and Trump's campaign - and believe it is an indication of how Americans will vote on November 8, which could see Trump in the White House. The Donald's arrival in the UK will be seen by many as a meeting of minds - two worlds colliding with shared views including...
  • Bad News for Hillary: Huge Percentage of Bernie Supporters Won’t Vote for Her

    06/23/2016 10:23:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Anti-Media ^ | June 22, 2016 | Claire Bernish
    Sen. Bernie Sanders’ supporters don’t lack in enthusiasm, as a cursory perusal of social media proves. In fact, mainstream media once likened their zealotry to that of an “unhinged cult.” And now, with Hillary Clinton all-but cementing the Democratic nomination, the Bernie-or-bust crowd has drawn a line in the proverbial sand: nearly half of voters who support Sanders refuse to capitulate to the Democratic establishment by casting a vote for Clinton in the national election. According to a recent national poll from Bloomberg Politics, just over half, 55 percent, of the Vermont senator’s followers said they would toe the Democratic...
  • The Clinton Campaign Seems To Think Pennsylvania Is In The Bag

    06/23/2016 9:07:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | June 22, 2016 | David Wasserman
    But it shouldn’t bank on it. Hillary Clinton has a substantial lead in the polls over Donald Trump, and has vastly more cash on hand. But when it comes to spending that cash, her campaign may be making a strategic miscalculation. The campaign and an allied super PAC have reserved $137 million of ads across eight states — yet they’ve conspicuously left out the state that might be likeliest to tip the 2016 election: Pennsylvania. Michigan and Wisconsin were absent from the list, as well, but the Keystone State is the most curious Rust Belt omission. In May, we laid...
  • Will Trump Surprise Us All With His VP Pick? Allen West Maybe?

    06/23/2016 7:21:04 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 66 replies
    Is there another short list out there? Many of us are hoping for Allen West or Chris Christie. Or will The Donald surprise us all with a woman? But which woman will he choose? Allen West would sure shake up and change the polling numbers for the better. Then Hillary would really be worried!
  • Gary Johnson: 'Nativism is not an American value'

    06/23/2016 7:17:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Politico ^ | June 23, 2016 | Bianca Padró Ocasio
    Nativism is not an American value, Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson declared Thursday, delivering a pointed rebuke to Donald Trump without mentioning his name while calling on an end to immigration quotas symptomatic of a broken system. “The overwhelming cause of illegal immigration and visa overstays is the fact that our legal immigration process simply doesn’t work, and that we impose absurd caps on various work visas,” Johnson said in a statement on Thursday with his remarks to the annual National Association of Latino Elected Officials conference in Washington. “Let the market, not bureaucrats and special interests, determine how many...
  • Former Cruz for President National Co-Chair Opens Door to Trump Endorsement

    06/23/2016 1:26:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Charisma News' Chaisma Caucus ^ | June 23, 2016 | Bob Eschliman
    During a brief appearance on FOX News Channel's "Your World with Neil Cavuto," evangelical faith leaders Bob Vander Plaats discussed his take on Donald Trump's recent "conversation" with more than 900 faith leaders this week in New York City. And while he said the Republican presidential nominee-in-waiting still had some ways to come to secure the support of concerned evangelicals like himself, he didn't entirely slam the door shut on a future endorsement. Guest host Charles Payne, who was filling in while Cavuto recovers from open-heart surgery, asked specifically about that door being left open. "I think one of the...
  • Yet another Donald Trump super PAC launches, this one with a link to Ted Cruz

    06/23/2016 12:22:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    WZVN-TV ^ | June 23, 2016 | Theodore Schleifer CNN
    A super PAC initially linked to Ted Cruz transformed itself Wednesday into a new big-money group backing Donald Trump, the latest twist in the confusing orbit of pro-Trump super PACs. The new group, Make America Number I, was until Wednesday known as Keep the Promise I, a group funded almost entirely by $13.5 million from Republican megadonor Robert Mercer. The super PAC will now focus primarily on advertising opposing HIllary Clinton as opposed to supporting Trump, according to spokeswoman Kristina Hernandez, a decision made to give Trump-skeptical donors more comfort in contributing. Make America Number I is at least the...
  • Shuttered prison being prepared for Democratic convention (Philadelphia)

    06/23/2016 4:33:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 22, 2016 | The Associated Press
    A shuttered Philadelphia prison that was built 120 years ago and once used inmates as test subjects for biochemical research is being readied in case space is needed to hold protesters arrested during the Democratic National Convention. Tens of thousands of protesters are expected at the July 25-28 convention. Officials with the city's prison system tell the Philadelphia Inquirer Holmesburg Prison can be used if needed for mass arrests. The prison was closed in 1995....
  • Will 'Pennsyltucky' dance to Trump's tune?

    06/23/2016 4:33:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 22, 2016 | Salena Zito
    OHIOPYLE, PA.- Judy and her husband Phil, who is in his 29th year of service in the military, along with three other couples who ventured from Pittsburgh to attend an annual craft beer festival held on the fringes of the Pennsylvania state park, all sat in folding chairs, waiting for the event to begin. They were three hours early, the second in line and well stocked with sunscreen, bottles of water, string cheese, beef jerky, cold beers and a very happy state of mind. “We come for the atmosphere, the camaraderie, the music, the beer of course, it’s just a...
  • Nearly Half of Sanders Supporters Won't Support Clinton

    06/22/2016 8:00:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Bloomberg Politics | June 22, 2016 | Joshua Green and Sahil Kapur
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-06-22/nearly-half-of-sanders-supporters-won-t-support-clinton
  • Voters trust Trump over Clinton on economy

    06/21/2016 6:31:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    When it comes to the economy, Donald Trump is the preferred choice of American voters. Voters overwhelmingly think Democrat Hillary Clinton will be the next president (whether they want that or not), but when they are asked specifically who would be the better candidate to “handle the economy,” 51% say Trump and only 43% say Clinton, according to the latest CNN/ORC poll released Tuesday morning. Clinton is fighting back to change that impression. In a fiery speech Tuesday, she lashed out at Trump, calling him “reckless” and “dangerous” for the economy. His policies would cause 3.5 million Americans to lose...
  • Why isn’t the assassination attempt on Donald Trump bigger news?

    06/21/2016 6:03:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | June 21, 2016 | Callum Borchers
    The No. 1 trending question related to Donald Trump on Google right now is "Who tried to shoot Trump?" Which means a lot of people don't know the answer. Which is probably because the assassination attempt on the presumptive Republican presidential nominee hasn't been covered as a major news story.(TWEET-AT-LINK) The answer, authorities say, is Michael Steven Sandford, a 20-year-old British citizen who was in the United States illegally after overstaying his visa. Sandford allegedly tried to pull a gun from the holster of a police officer at a Trump rally in Las Vegas on Saturday. He was arrested and...
  • Poll: Security Concerns, Support for Trump Rise After Orlando (Statistical tie)

    06/20/2016 11:28:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Morning Consult ^ | June 20, 2016 | Cameron Easley
    A new Morning Consult poll shows national security is back at the forefront of voters’ minds following the mass shooting in Orlando that left dozens dead and injured. In a national survey taken in the days after Omar Mateen’s attack on Pulse, a gay nightclub, almost three out of 10 voters (29 percent) said security was their top issue under consideration when casting their vote — a 10-point increase from a poll in early June. Similar spikes in voters’ concerns about national security were observed following the attacks in Paris, San Bernardino and Brussels....
  • HILLARY WILL FEEL THE BERN AS OCCUPY DNC PLANS A MARCH OF 8–10 MILLION BERNIE SUPPORTERS IN PHILLY

    06/20/2016 9:29:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Big Blue Vision ^ | June 20, 2016
    Hillary Clinton will soon be feeling the Bern in the form of millions of Bernie Sanders supporters bent on shaping history. They are fighting for a history with President Sanders and without another President Clinton. Millions of angry protesters will descend on Philadelphia, PA ahead of the convention to attempt to sway superdelegates. Trained in nonviolent protests, they plan an Occupy-style protest for the length of the convention. Organizers predict Millions will attend. Many media outlets are predicting a smaller number in the tens of thousands. This figure, reported on Facebook, accounts for just one of dozens of groups participating....
  • Democratic Senator: People Getting The AR-15 Are “Buying It To Do Bad Things”

    06/20/2016 6:12:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 133 replies
    Buzz Feed News ^ | June 20, 2016 | Andrew Kaczynski
    “They’re not buying it to go out and hunt deer. You don’t need an AK-47 or an AR-15 to hunt deer. They’re buying it do bad things and we need to recognize that and address it.” Democratic New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen said certain types of firearms like the AR-15 are the kind of guns that should be banned. She added that people trying to purchase the weapon — which is popular among American gun owners — are “buying it do bad things.” “Well, I think people need to have their voices heard, and what I’ve heard from people in...
  • Juan González to the Bernie or Bust Movement: Don't Repeat the Mistakes of 1968 That Elected Nixon

    06/20/2016 2:59:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Democracy Now! ^ | June 20, 2016
    Thousands gathered over the weekend in Chicago for "The People’s Summit," a major conference that brought together activists, community leaders and organizations to discuss what’s next for the progressive movement in the United States. The meeting began one day after Bernie Sanders announced he would not concede to Hillary Clinton. On the opening night, Juan González moderated a panel featuring Naomi Klein, John Nichols, Rosario Dawson and RoseAnn DeMoro of National Nurses United. Juan looked back to 1968 to examine the role activists took in that pivotal election year that saw the election of Richard Nixon. "Our slogan was 'Vote...
  • Authorities: Man at Vegas rally said he wanted to kill Trump

    06/20/2016 1:31:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    WTOP-FM ^ | June 20, 2016 | The Associated Press
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal officer says a man arrested at a Donald Trump rally in Las Vegas told authorities he tried to grab an officer’s gun so he could kill the candidate. A complaint filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Nevada charges Michael Steven Sandford with an act of violence on restricted grounds. It cites a report by Special Agent Swierkowski, whose first name was not included, saying Sandford told officers he drove from California to kill Trump and went to a Las Vegas gun range the day before to learn to shoot....
  • After Orlando tragedy, LGBT community does double take at who shows up at Trump rally

    06/19/2016 3:33:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | June 19, 2016 | Michael Dorstewitz
    In the wake of the Orlando shooting at a gay nightclub a week ago, the LGBT community is rejecting Hillary Clinton’s gun-grabbing policy, turning out in droves in support of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee — Donald Trump. And in turning their backs on Clinton, they’re also rejecting President Barack Obama’s anti-gun narrative after the slaughter, and supporting Donald Trump’s message that we must combat radical Islam to prevent future such attacks. “I knew I had to fully support Trump because he called out the threat for what it was — radical Islamic terrorism,” Stephen Zieman, 23, a gay Trump...
  • Man tries to pull gun from officer at Trump rally (Las Vegas, Nevada)

    06/19/2016 3:15:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    WISN-TV ^ | June 19, 2016 | Greg Clary, CNN
    Police arrested a 19-year-old man Saturday inside a Las Vegas theater where presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump was holding a campaign rally after the man attempted to pull a police officer's gun from its holster during the event. Police said Michael Sandford struck up a conversation with a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police officer under the pretenses that he was seeking to get an autograph. During the conversation, police said Sandford tried to pull the officer's service weapon from its holster. Other officers also assigned to provide security at the event were quickly able to detain Sandford and authorities said...
  • Orlando massacre prompts some in LGBT community to come out -- for Trump

    06/19/2016 12:35:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 18, 2016
    The Orlando terror massacre has members of the LGBT community around the nation coming out – for Donald Trump and the Second Amendment. Some among the reliable Democratic constituency were not persuaded by President Obama’s post-attack call for new gun control measures and renewed warning against painting Islam in a negative light. Trump’s counter message that Americans – including those in the LGBT community - must protect themselves against the hatred of radical Muslims struck a chord with Stephen Zieman. “I knew I had to fully support Trump because he called out the threat for what it was -- radical...
  • Clinton-Obama Vs. Trump Race

    06/19/2016 12:23:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | June 19, 2016 | Teri Webster
    President Obama is aggressively campaigning against Donald Trump, likening the presidential race to a Clinton-Obama vs. Trump race, NBC News reports. “Obama has inserted himself more directly into the campaign than previous second-term presidents,” writes NBC News. “…He is effectively turning the election into “Obama-Clinton v. Trump,” instead of a traditional contest between the two people with their names on the ballot.” Obama’s efforts to keep Trump out of the Oval Office are historically unprecedented among second-term presidents. Normally, they only get heavily involved in supporting a candidate after party nominating conventions. But since January, Obama has heavily criticized Trump’s...
  • Dump Trump? Paul Ryan leaves door open to Republican convention revolt

    06/19/2016 12:02:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | June 19, 2016 | Dan Roberts, Washington Bureau chief
    Pressure for one last attempt to dump Donald Trump built among Republicans on Sunday, as the party’s leader appeared to encourage a possible revolt that could still see an alternative nominee chosen at next month’s national convention. After a week in which the presumptive nominee appalled many colleagues with his reaction to a shooting massacre in Orlando, House speaker Paul Ryan made clear he would not try to obstruct any rebellion against Trump by delegates in Cleveland. “They write the rules, they make the decisions,” he told NBC’s Meet the Press. “All I want to make sure is to make...
  • Trump will not just lose, he’ll be thrashed (Indian guru chimes in)

    06/19/2016 11:31:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Times of India ^ | June 19, 2016 | Swaminathan S Anklesaria Aiyar
    When Donald Trump started his zany campaign —laced with racism, xenophobia, nasty remarks about women, and endless falsehoods — most analysts said he could not possibly win the Republican primaries. Yet he did so easily. So, the very analysts who once derided his chances now wonder if he will win the presidential poll. He may be morally terrible, but is good at winning elections. His political incorrectness and willingness to speak his mind have made his rabid populism an electoral advantage, not disadvantage. He has antagonized not just the intelligentsia but the entire Republican establishment. He has violated many basic...
  • Trump campaign: We're facing an emergency goal of $100,000

    06/18/2016 3:56:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | June 18, 2016 | Eugene Scott
    The Donald Trump campaign on Saturday released its first "emergency" fund-raising email, in response to an ad blitz from the Hillary Clinton campaign. "Right now we're facing an emergency goal of $100,000 to help get our ads on the air. We need your contribution by 11:59 P.M. Tonight," the email from Team Trump said. "Crooked Hillary is about to invade your TV with ads attacking Mr. Trump. But we're preparing to fight back," it reads. The email promises to release ads attacking Clinton on her role in Benghazi, the integrity of her donors and reported FBI probing of her private...
  • Donald Trump visits the Valley again (Arizona)

    06/18/2016 3:18:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    KNXV-TV ^ | June 18, 2016 | Staff
    PHOENIX - Donald Trump is making a stop in the Valley today, visiting a Paradise Valley fundraiser, followed by a rally in Phoenix at the state fairgrounds. His last visit erupted in chaos as protestors blocked roads in Fountain Hills and clashed with supporters. Some supporters of the Republican presidential candidate showed up before 7 a.m. at the site of the rally....
  • Clinton's lead over Trump slips after Florida shooting: Reuters/Ipsos poll

    06/17/2016 7:43:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 17, 2016 | Chris Khan
    Donald Trump chipped away at Hillary Clinton's lead in the presidential race this week, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Friday, as the candidates clashed over how to respond to the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. The poll, conducted from Monday to Friday, showed Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee, with a 10.7 point lead among likely voters over Trump, her likely Republican rival in the November presidential election. That's down from a lead of 14.3 points for Clinton on Sunday, the day an American-born shooter who declared allegiance to militant group Islamic State killed 49 people at...
  • Presidential Horse Race 2016: Donald Trump is right, the establishment should just stop talking

    06/17/2016 11:00:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | June 17, 2016 | Jeffrey A. Rendall
    I have to admit, when I saw the headline “Donald Trump goes it alone” I was taken aback. My first thought was, why? Why would the Republican presidential nominee have to “go it alone?” W. James Antle III of the Washington Examiner expands on his headline, “Trump cannot count on Republican leaders to defend him during controversies or amplify his criticisms of the Democrats the way Clinton can Donald Trumpcount on her party. He cannot rely on the conservative media, which is often as critical of him as the liberal media. Commentators across the political spectrum are rooting for him...
  • Hillary Clinton’s VP shortlist has leaked. Here are the pros and cons of each.

    06/16/2016 9:44:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Vox ^ | June 16, 2016 | Dylan Matthews
    On Thursday, the Wall Street Journal’s Laura Meckler and Colleen McCain Nelson broke the news that Hillary Clinton is vetting Elizabeth Warren for the vice presidency — but not vetting Bernie Sanders. In the process, they provided a shortlist of candidates that Clinton is considering: Beyond the Massachusetts senator, other prospective candidates include Labor Secretary Tom Perez; Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro; Sens. Tim Kaine of Virginia, Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Cory Booker of New Jersey; Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, and Reps. Xavier Becerra of California and Tim Ryan of Ohio, several Democrats said. Now, this...