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  • Republican senator caught on live mic saying GOP was 'toast' ......

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    11/15/2017 6:37:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | November 15, 2017 | Nikki Schwab
    A source close to Steve Bannon told DailyMail.com Wednesday afternoon that the former White House chief strategist will not abandon Alabama Senate hopeful Roy Moore, despite the flurry of sex abuse allegations. Bannon, who's currently traveling in Japan, plans to appear alongside Moore at a December 5 campaign rally, the source confirmed. 'The Drudge Report is entirely fake news, he stands with Moore,' the source said, pointing to a Drudge headline – 'Bannon Turns on Judge Whore?' – which linked to a Daily Beast report that said Bannon was quietly taking the temperate of those in his inner circle about...
  • EX-VP Biden leads Trump by 11 points in potential 2020 matchup: Poll

    11/15/2017 1:10:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    Business Recorder ^ | November 16, 2017 | Fawad Maqsood, The Associated Press of Pakistan
    Only 35 percent of voters would choose to reelect Trump in 2020, the Politico/Morning Consult poll shows substantially fewer than the 46 percent who would vote instead for Biden, who has said that he is not closing the door on a third attempt at the presidency in 2020. One in 5 voters are undecided. Biden made the statement that he may challenge Trump in 2020 in an interview with NBC News while promoting his new book, Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose.“I honest-to-God haven’t made up my mind about that,”ť Biden, who is turning 75 later...
  • Trump’s Approval Rating Rises to 46 Percent

    11/14/2017 10:39:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | November 14, 2017 | Jasper Fakkert
    A daily presidential tracking poll shows that Trump’s approval rating has grown to 46 percent. The ranking, measured by right-leaning Rasmussen reports, is the highest since Oct. 17, when Trump was at 46 percent as well. The increase in Trump’s approval rating comes as the president is wrapping up a 12-day tour in Asia. During his trip, Trump secured wide support for countering North Korea’s nuclear threat. Several countries, including China, Vietnam, the Philippines, South Korea, and Japan, have vowed to help address the crisis. Trump told Indo-Pacific nations gathered at APEC in Vietnam, that the United States will no...
  • Schumer: Trump's Asia trip a 'colossal flop'

    11/14/2017 9:52:35 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 14, 2017 | John Bowden
    Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) panned President Trump's 12-day Asia trip as a "colossal flop" Tuesday in a speech delivered on the Senate floor. Schumer said he had "never been more ashamed" of a president's actions abroad. "I have never been so ashamed of a foreign trip in my years. It's just inside-out," Schumer said. "We attack our friends and the people who have given us the most trouble, China and Russia, we [mollycoddle] — that is so bad for the future of this country." Trump has taken criticism for ignoring rampant human rights abuses while interacting with the...
  • Hillary Clinton in Atlanta: ‘The fever is breaking and the tide is turning.’

    11/14/2017 8:38:24 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Political Insider ^ | November 13, 2017 | Greg Bluestein
    Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said the Democratic wave in last week’s elections was a sign that the “fever is breaking and the tide is turning” after her stunning defeat by Republican Donald Trump. Clinton said Monday that the Democratic victories in statewide elections in New Jersey and Virginia, along with down-ballot gains in Georgia and elsewhere, were a “resounding affirmation of America’s best values.” “None of that would have happened if people got discouraged and decided to give up on politics last November,” she said during her stop in Atlanta as part of a 16-city nationwide book tour. “You’ve...
  • Bernie Sanders and the missed opportunity

    11/13/2017 3:52:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Toronto Star ^ | November 13, 2017 | Brian Topp
    In a normal country, Bernie Sanders would have been the Democratic nominee in the 2016 election - and Hillary Clinton would have been his Republican rival. Introduced by Premier Kathleen Wynne and thanked by former NDP Leader Ed Broadbent, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders concluded his visit to Ontario last month with a well-received speech at Convocation Hall at the University of Toronto. In that speech, he reviewed some familiar ideas. Like the idea that people should have access to health care and pharmaceuticals based on their clinical needs, and not based on how much money is in their wallet. Like...
  • Clinton calls for mental health to be taught in schools

    11/13/2017 3:11:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Crain's New York Business ^ | November 13, 2017 | Jonathan LaMantia
    Hillary Clinton today called on mental health professionals to create a standardized curriculum to teach middle and high school students nationwide about anxiety and depression. Mental health experts “need to come forward with a curriculum to the boards of education and the administration of school districts and just lobby like crazy to get those into teacher training, into school programming,” Clinton said. She was a panelist at a discussion at the Paley Center for Media in Manhattan hosted by the Child Mind Institute, a city-based nonprofit focused on adolescent mental health issues. In New York mental health education is already...
  • Will Roy Moore Turn Off Republican Women?

    11/13/2017 9:28:13 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Vanity Fair | November 13, 2017 | Tina Nguyen
    Link only due to copyright issues: https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/11/roy-moore-republican-party-women-voters
  • GOP keeps rolling despite Democratic advantage (Upstate New York)

    11/12/2017 3:40:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Buffalo Newa ^ | November 12, 2017 | Robert J. McCarthy
    On the face of things, Erie County appears as a most hospitable place for Democrats seeking office. Upstate New York’s largest metropolitan area boasts a strong Democratic tradition, unified party leadership and – most of all – 133,756 more Democrats than Republicans. But voters once again on Tuesday showed that anything can happen in Erie County. Despite the overwhelming advantage in Democratic registration, Republicans retained the three countywide posts of sheriff, comptroller and clerk. Granted, Lancaster-Cheektowaga voters in a swing district returned the County Legislature to Democrats for the first time in four years, and Democrats scored convincing victories in...
  • Why Alabamans Are Defending Roy Moore (Media doesn't understand the South)

    11/12/2017 2:50:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 112 replies
    The Politico ^ | November 12, 2017 | Eric Velasco
    After the Washington Post reported Thursday that Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama had allegedly tried to initiate sex with a 14-year-old girl when he was a 32-year-old county prosecutor, national Republicans quickly distanced themselves. The National Republican Senatorial Committee severed fundraising ties with Moore’s campaign. More than a dozen of Moore’s would-be Republican colleagues so far have questioned whether he is fit to be in the Senate, including Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Even Alabama’s senior senator, Richard Shelby, called on Moore to step aside from the December 12 special election if the charges are true. President Donald Trump also...
  • Thank goodness Donna Brazile's crackpot scheme never came to pass

    11/12/2017 2:31:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | November 10, 2017 | Jules Witcover
    You may think politics in Washington is beyond the pale now. But imagine if Donna Brazile, the former interim chair of the Democratic National Committee, had followed through on her notion of removing Hillary Clinton as the party's presidential nominee in 2016 and replacing her with then-Vice President Joe Biden. Ms. Brazile, in a newly published memoir, describes Ms. Clinton's brief fainting spell and reported case of pneumonia during the campaign as grounds to depose her as the party nominee. The author writes that the DNC charter empowered her, in the event a nominee became disabled, to initiate a complicated...
  • Local media connect Roy Moore accuser to Democratic campaigns

    11/11/2017 10:01:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 11, 2017
    One of the women accusing Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual impropriety reportedly worked as a sign language interpreter for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, a new report claims. Deborah Wesson Gibson, who told The Washington Post that she briefly dated Moore when she was 17 and he was 34, founded the language interpreting company, Signs of Excellence, and has worked for a number of democratic campaigns, according to Alabama Local News. The company’s Facebook page shows Gibson working for and posing with several Democrats at political rallies including 2016 presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, former Vice President Joe Biden, former...
  • 15 takeaways from the Virginia election

    11/11/2017 11:56:23 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | November 10, 2017 | Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post
    THE VIRGINIA ELECTIONS will send analysts and candidates scurrying to fine tune their messages and expectations for 2018. Let’s look at 15 of them: • Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe was able to hand over the governorship to a fellow Democrat, Gov.-elect Ralph Northam. McAuliffe’s approval rating in exit polls was 14 points higher than President Donald Trump’s. McAuliffe surely will be considering a 2020 presidential run. As a major fundraiser, he will suck up a lot of support and money from other potential moderate candidates. But it’s far from clear that Democrats would want as their presidential nominee the politician...