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  • America 2021 (What America will look like after 4 years of Trump) - A Satirical poem

    03/27/2017 8:33:13 PM PDT · by Tony Olson · 2 replies
    100 Percent Fed Up ^ | 3/27/2017 | Tony Olson
    EXCLUSIVE: “AMERICA 2021” Hilarious Poem Describes What America Looks Like After 4 Years Of President Trump By 100% FED Up - Mar 26, 2017 Another brilliant poem from Tony Olson, author of the viral “Twas The Night Before Inauguration” and “Ode To Liberal Lunacy”… AMERICA 2021 Trump is off and running now, and I’m here to confirm, There’ll be a lot of changes by the end of his first term. Let’s put the turbulence on hold and have a little fun . . . Here’s my look at where we’ll be in 2021. Trump’s been re-elected with another strong campaign,...
  • Paul Ryan: House Republicans will continue their push for health-care reform this year

    03/27/2017 7:53:21 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 50 replies
    WaPo ^ | March 27 | Mike Debonis
    House Speaker Paul D. Ryan told Republican donors Monday that he intends to continue pushing for an overhaul of the nations health-care system by working on two tracks as he also pursues other elements of President Trumps agenda. We are going to keep getting at this thing, Ryan said three days after intraparty opposition forced him to pull the American Health Care Act after it became clear it did not have enough Republican votes to pass.
  • Jeb Bush: Trump a distraction in and of himself

    03/26/2017 6:10:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 26, 2017 | Cyra Master
    Former Florida Gov. and onetime GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush said Sunday that President Donald Trump is making life a little more difficult for himself. In an interview with Jim DeFede for "Facing South Florida" that aired Sunday, Bush said Trump "should stop saying things that aren't true, that are distractions from the task at hand." "He's a distraction in and of himself," he said. "He's got a lot of work to do, and some of these things the wiretapping and all of this stuff is a complete distraction that makes it harder to accomplish the things I...
  • A Great America Requiem (Mass for the Dead)

    03/26/2017 8:22:56 AM PDT · by street_lawyer · 1 replies
    3/26/2017 | Street Lawyer
    We have already seen the entire media portray recalcitrant conservatives in the Republican party as ideologues. But the real culprits are progressives in both parties whose construct is the primacy of government regulations over free-market principles. While it may be too late for great Senators like Rand Paul to realize a free-market insurance model, it is the only viable solution to a government created catastrophe of immeasurable proportions which has consumed one-fifth (1/5) of the economy.
  • Bernie Sanders, Top Progressives Announce New Medicare-For-All Push

    03/26/2017 1:09:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | March 25, 2017 | Daniel Marans
    In the wake of the Republican failure to repeal the Affordable Care Act on Friday, leading figures in the progressive wing of the Democratic Party are rallying behind a single-payer health insurance and a raft of other bold reforms. These lawmakers and grassroots leaders have long believed that the problems plaguing the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, are rooted in the original health care laws attempt to accommodate, rather than gradually replace, the private, for-profit health insurance system. Now that efforts to eliminate the law wholesale are effectively dead, they are again arguing that the best way to...
  • Commentary: Oh, how the left hates Trump!

    03/24/2017 11:06:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    WITH-TV ^ | March 24, 2017 | Tom Mountain
    It's a given that Newton liberals have little patience for anyone or anything Republican. If candidates are Republican, they must be stopped. If policies are Republican, they must be stopped. If their neighbor, colleague or parents of their kids' friends are Republican, they must be stopped from entering their liberal safe space. They'll sometimes tolerate Republican politicians if they at least appear to bend over backwards to accommodate Democrats. Charlie Baker can be tolerated, for now, and for as long as the Boston Globe approves of him. But their tolerance will stop at his re-election bid next year when they'll...
  • Paul Ryan Takes the Barzini Meeting

    03/24/2017 5:31:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 24, 2017 | Michael Walsh
    And yet Paul Ryan walked straight into the Barzini trap that president Trump set for him. By insisting that the voters desired "Repeal and Replace" when in fact all anybody wanted was "Repeal, full stop," Ryan's inner wonk superseded his duties as the speaker of the House to ensure the votes were there for the "Replace" part of the equation. That they weren't should be the end of his speakership. Apparently, Ryan had been listening to the die-hard never-Trumpers too much, and actually thought he could skate on his opposition to the insurgent outsider, whose entire campaign was based on...
  • Angry About Trumps Obamacare Repeal? Hillary Said Bernies Single Payer Would Never Happen

    03/24/2017 3:17:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | March 16, 2017 | H. A. Goodman, Contributor
    My latest Counter Propa article explains why Democrats are blaming the wrong person for Trumps attempt at repealing the Affordable Care Act. Ive been told I speak too often about Hillary Clinton. Let it go, they say. Its over, she lost. Bernie endorsed Clinton. Lets unite and defeat Trump. Theres only one problem. When people like Claire McCaskill label Bernie Sanders as too liberal and extreme to be president, dont complain when a Republican whos too conservative and extreme becomes president. The only reason Democrats are obsessed with Russian hacking (NSA has only moderate confidence in the narrative, by the...
  • Poll: Trump controversies make him more popular among supporters

    03/23/2017 7:34:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 23, 2017 | Olivia Beavers
    Some of President Trump's supporters expressed a more favorable view of him following a number of recent controversies surrounding his administration, according to an online poll released Thursday. In a handful of cases, while most registered voters expressed a negative view of Trump after the controversies, a plurality of Trump voters felt more favorably toward him, according to the Politico/Morning Consult poll. Nearly 20 percent of respondents said the polled controversies did not change their opinions of the president. Some of the controversies in the poll include the resignation of Trump's first national security adviser Michael Flynn last month, Attorney...
  • Poll: Just Over 3 Percent of Trump Voters Regret Their Choice

    03/23/2017 1:51:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    NewMax ^ | March 22, 2017 | Jeffrey Rodack
    Just over 3 percent of those who backed Donald Trump for president now regret their vote, according to a Mood of the Nation poll from Penn State's McCourtney Institute of Democracy. "Of the 339 poll participants who originally voted for Trump, only 12 (3 percent) said they would do something different," Michael Berkman, director of the institute and Eric Plutzer, who directed the poll, wrote in The Washington Post. Here are some of the reasons given by those surveyed, according to Berkman and Plutzer: "I don't like his decisions so far." "Trump's actions since the inauguration." " Trump cannot get...
  • The House Intelligence chief just tossed a huge wrench into Trump-related investigations

    03/22/2017 11:09:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Business Insider ^ | March 22, 2017 | Allan Smith
    Rep. Devin Nunes on Wednesday threw a huge wrench into the middle of the investigations surrounding President Donald Trump, his claims of being wiretapped by his predecessor, and Russia's meddling in the election. And he now finds himself in a central role after making Republicans and Democrats alike scratch their heads over what appeared to be an unprecedented move. Nunes, the chair of the House Intelligence Committee, called for a sudden 1 p.m. press gathering Wednesday, with its subject unclear. But once it began, he fired off what sounded like a bombshell revelation: The intelligence community, he said, had "incidentally...
  • Michael Moore Urges Democrats To Declare A National Emergency Amid FBI Trump Probe

    03/22/2017 12:55:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | March 22, 2017 | Ron Dicker
    Bring a halt to all business being done in the name of this potential felony suspect, Donald J. Trump. Filmmaker Michael Moore on Wednesday urged the Democratic Party to declare a national emergency after the FBI said it was investigating whether members of Donald Trumps campaign team had worked with the Russian government to influence the outcome of the 2016 election. Of course, Moore made his point in a most engaging way on Instagram, using a red light specifically, that of sentient computer HAL 9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey to call on Democratic leaders to respond with...
  • Democrats still havent faced their God problem

    03/20/2017 4:45:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The New York Post ^ | March 15, 2017 | Salena Zito
    PHILADELPHIA The Democratic Party has a God problem. And over the last couple of decades, as its base became more educated, less religious and more urban, this problem has only grown. Some of this has to do with lower church attendance in cities versus rural areas, and the Democratic Partys increasing reliance on urban voters. Some of it is the divisiveness of social or cultural issues like abortion and gay marriage. And the divide has seemingly sapped Democrats ability to communicate to religious Americans. Especially if those people of faith are white, according to Brad Chism, a longtime and...
  • Trump OKs changes in GOP health care bill, winning support

    03/17/2017 9:59:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Lockport Union-Sun and Journal ^ | March 17, 2017 | Erica Werner and Alan Fram, The Associated Press
    President Donald Trump agreed to add fresh Medicaid curbs to the House Republican health care bill Friday, bolstering the measure with support from some conservative lawmakers but leaving its prospects wobbly. House leaders discussed other amendments calibrated to round up votes and scheduled a showdown vote Thursday. I just want to let the world know I am 100 percent in favor of the measure, Trump said at the White House after meeting around a dozen House lawmakers and shaking hands on revisions. Were going to have a health care plan thats going to be second to none. While the rapid-fire...
  • Trump on the Houses health-care bill: We will take care of our people or Im not signing it

    03/16/2017 8:43:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 16, 2017 | Allahpundit
    A pregnant answer at 7:40 below in response to an excellent question by Tucker Carlson: How can a populist president support an ObamaCare bill that would mostly benefit the well-off at the expense of older, blue-collar, rural Americans the very people who put him over the top against Hillary? Is he even aware that the bill does that? Oh, I know, says Trump, before emphasizing that everythings negotiable. Well yes, but all of the negotiating thats been done so far has been designed to please conservatives, in particular accelerating the rollback of ObamaCares Medicaid expansion by starting it...
  • Steve King: Blacks & Hispanics 'will be fighting each other' before overtaking whites in population

    03/16/2017 5:44:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | March 14, 2017 | Chris Massie
    Iowa Rep. Steve King said Monday that blacks and Hispanics "will be fighting each other" before overtaking whites in the US population. King, a Republican, was on the radio responding to a question about Univision anchor Jorge Ramos' comment to Tucker Carlson on Fox News that whites would become a majority-minority demographic in America by 2044, a point Ramos used to make the argument that it is a multiracial country. "Jorge Ramos' stock in trade is identifying and trying to drive wedges between race," King told Iowa radio host Jan Mickelson on 1040 WHO. "Race and ethnicity, I should say...
  • Key Democratic Officials Now Warning Base Not to Expect Evidence of Trump/Russia Collusion

    03/16/2017 12:46:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Intercept ^ | March 16, 2017 | Glenn Greenwald
    From MSNBC politics shows to town hall meetings across the country, the overarching issue for the Democratic Partys base since Trumps victory has been Russia, often suffocating attention for other issues. This fixation has persisted even though it has no chance to sink the Trump presidency unless it is proven that high levels of the Trump campaign actively colluded with the Kremlin to manipulate the outcome of the U.S. election a claim for which absolutely no evidence has thus far been presented. The principal problem for Democrats is that so many media figures and online charlatans are personally benefiting...
  • Months After Win, Trump Rips Clinton, Crowd Chants, Lock Her Up!

    03/15/2017 11:17:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 15, 2017 | Ali Vitali
    Nashville, Tenn. President Donald Trump railed against a judge's order blocking his immigration restrictions on Wednesday, saying the ruling made America "look weak" and drew chants from supporters of "lock her up!" when he attacked his former rival. The second version of Trump's travel ban, which would temporarily halts immigration from six primarily Muslim nations, was set to go into effect Thursday until it was stopped by a federal judge in Hawaii. The first executive order shortly after Trump took office was replaced by what the president, during his campaign-style rally in Nashville, called a "watered down" version....
  • Ted Cruz finds a way to bury Obamacare once and for all

    03/13/2017 8:06:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    Blasting News ^ | March 13, 2017 | Mark Whittington
    Who would have thought that Sen Ted Cruz, R-Texas, would find the Gordian knot that will change the #Obamacare impasse from a grinding campaign to try to pass a repeal and replace bill that no one is entirely satisfied with? The senator seems to have found a way to avoid a filibuster entirely in the effort to reform health care reform and pass a new, free-market law. Thus far the problem has been what and what not can be included in a reconciliation bill that only needs 51 votes to pass the Senate. The bill being presented does not contain...
  • Cruz Works Behind Scenes to Change Obamacare Repeal Bill

    03/12/2017 1:53:28 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | March 10, 2017 | James Arkin
    Sen. Ted Cruzs unyielding opposition to the Affordable Care Act and his willingness to publicly take the fight to fellow Republicans helped cause a brief government shutdown four years ago. But now, with a Republican in the White House and repeal legislation working its way through Congress, the Texas Republican is keeping a low profile, putting his head down and working back rooms to influence the legislation. Cruz has expressed serious concerns about the bill, the American Health Care Act, released by House Republicans this week and approved by two committees Thursday. His fellow Senate conservatives Rand Paul and Mike...
  • Could you change your opinion of Trump? We ask Bay Area voters

    03/11/2017 11:02:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Mercury News ^ | March 11, 2017 | Annie Sciacca, Tatiana Sanchez, Julia Prodia Sulek and Ethan Baron
    Chaos and uncertainty have defined the beginning of Donald Trumps presidency, and it appears there is nothing more American these days than having a baked-in opinion about our brash, unpredictable tweeter-in-chief. So, halfway through Trumps first 100 days in office, we thought it was a good time to ask: Can you ever see yourself changing your mind about President Trump? Never, said Claudia Corona, a 25-year-old hydrogeologist from Oakland. I will continue to oppose him until he steps down or gets impeached, she said. I want nothing to do with this man. I am frankly ashamed to speak the same...
  • Cmon, President ObamaTime to Start Returning Fire

    03/11/2017 9:59:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | March 10, 2017 | Barrett Holmes Pitner
    Trumps outrageous tweets have drawn silence from the sometimes over-dignified former president. But Mr. Ex-President, your half of the country needs you. President Barack Obama doesnt have any official engagements on the horizon and hasnt said much since returning from vacation, but we should still probably brace ourselves for another 6 a.m. tweetstorm this weekend from President Donald Trump accusing the former president of undermining his presidency. In less than a week, Trump has accused Obama of wiretapping his phone and releasing 122 Gitmo detainees, and he has given oxygen to the conspiracy theory of an Obama-empowered deep state or...
  • Pelosi: Trump wiretapping claim couldnt possibly be true

    03/10/2017 1:13:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 10, 2017 | Mike Lillis
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) dismissed President Trump's wiretapping charges against President Obama Friday as a smokescreen designed to cloud potential ties between Trump and Russia. It couldnt possibly be true, because that is not how our system works, Pelosi said during a Christian Science Monitor breakfast in Washington. We do not investigate, through a FISA court, Americans here or abroad. Pelosi noted that she was among the architects of revisions to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, or FISA Court, enacted after 9/11. The clandestine court overseas surveillance requests from the nations intelligence agencies. Theres much more accountability...
  • Nancy Pelosi: American People Have Right to Know Whats in Healthcare Bill Before It Passes

    03/10/2017 12:54:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    Mediaite ^ | March 10, 2017 | Alex Griswold
    Presented without comment: Dear Speaker Ryan, This week, the Committees on Energy & Commerce and Ways & Means will be marking up Republicans long-feared bill to dismantle affordable health care. The GOP legislation will have life or death consequences for tens of millions of families across America, and extraordinary impacts on state and federal budgets long into the future. The American people and Members have a right to know the full impact of this legislation before any vote in Committee or by the whole House.
  • KING: The Democratic Party doesn't get why it's so unpopular

    03/10/2017 12:59:26 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | March 9, 2017 | Shaun King aka Talcum X
    A troubling new poll was just released showing that the Democratic Party is significantly less popular than both Donald Trump and Mike Pence. My gut tells me that Democrats will ignore this poll, or blame it on bad polling, and continue down the same course they are currently on: being funded by lobbyists and the 1%, straddling the fence or outright ignoring many of most inspirational issues of the time, and blaming Bernie Sanders for why they arent in power right now. As a general rule the Democratic Party doesnt listen well and struggles to hear the truth about itself....
  • Hillary to Goldman: Americans Who Want to Limit Immigration Are Fundamentally UnAmerican

    03/09/2017 11:34:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    David Icke ^ | October 17, 2016 | Jaymie Icke
    Hillary Clinton told Goldman Sachs executives that Americans who want to limit immigration are fundamentally un-American, according to the leaked transcript of her private October 2013 speech made public by WikiLeaks. Clintons statement is significant because it suggests that, according to polling data, Clinton views an overwhelming majority of the American electorate to be fundamentally un-American. According to data from Pew Research Center, 83% of the American electorate would like to see immigration levels frozen or reduced. Clintons declaration describing those who want to limit immigration as unAmerican came in the context of her urging action on immigration reform. Immigration...
  • Intelligence Committee Dems: You know, this Russia collusion story may not be going anywhere

    03/09/2017 7:22:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 9, 2017 | John Sexton
    The investigation into possible Trump campaign collusion with Russia is probably going to disappoint a lot of people, and by people I mean partisan Democrats. Thats the thrust of a report at Buzzfeed based on conversations with half-a-dozen people involved in the investigation, both Republicans and Democrats: Even some Democrats on the Intelligence Committee now quietly admit, after several briefings and preliminary inquiries, they dont expect to find evidence of active, informed collusion between the Trump campaign and known Russian intelligence operatives, though investigators have only just begun reviewing raw intelligence. Among the Intelligence Committees rank and file, theres a...
  • Wow: Two new polls show massive majorities favor new infrastructure spending

    03/09/2017 12:57:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 8, 2017 | Allahpundit
    Man alive. How often do you see poll results like this anymore?Thats from Quinnipiac. CNN asked the same question and got a slightly less enthusiastic response but note the partisan numbers: Republicans are now more gung ho to spend on infrastructure than Democrats are, huh? Gotta be the Trump effect at work, with the right rushing to embrace Trumps priorities as the left inches away from them. Heres a famous bit from an interview Steve Bannon gave last November, 10 days after Trumps victory: The globalists gutted the American working class and created a middle class in Asia. The...
  • NRSC chair: Trump's wall 'not the right way' (National Republican Senatorial Committee)

    03/09/2017 12:15:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 9, 2017 | Olivia Beavers
    The chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee is rejecting President Trumps keystone proposal for border security, saying a wall is not the right way to proceed. During a Wednesday telephone town hall with constituents, Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Col.) said building a wall is neither the most cost-effective nor the most secure way of closing the southern border. "As far as the wall goes, I believe we have to have border security, but I do think billions of dollars on a wall is not the right way to proceed," Gardner said. "I don't support a tariff to pay for any...
  • Chris Wallace to Sen. Coons: McCarthyism to Accuse Trump Of Russian Collusion, Where's Evidence?

    03/05/2017 9:49:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | March 5, 2017 | Ian Schwartz
    FOX News Sunday host Chris Wallace tells Democratic Senator Chris Coons that continued talk of collusion between Trump and Russia has a whiff of McCarthyism. He asked if the point of this continued talk, that has gone on for months, is an attempt to derail Trump's agenda. Coons would concede to Wallace that he has "no hard evidence of collusion." CHRIS WALLACE, FOX NEWS SUNDAY: Why would you suggest in that clip that I just played for Senator Cotton that there are FBI transcripts that show, and I want to get your words, "provide very critical insights" in the collusion...
  • Sabotage is All They Have Left on the Left

    03/05/2017 5:22:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The DiploMad 2.0 ^ | March 3, 2017
    Sabotage is All They Have Left on the Left Like a retreating occupation army, the Democrats and their enablers seek to destroy all before the advancing liberating forces can use it. Sabotage is all they have left on the left. In the wake of Trump's "shock" victory last November, their failure to prevent him from taking office through a variety of loopy legal/political moves, the Democrats, reeling, once again, from the hammer blows of Trump's uplifting and magnificent agenda-setting address to Congress, now openly seek no less than the destruction of the country's ability to govern itself. They offer no...
  • Keith Ellison Suggests Jail Time For Jeff Sessions

    03/03/2017 9:46:22 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 3, 2017 | Chuck Ross
    Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, the new deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee, suggested Thursday that Attorney General Jeff Sessions deserves jail time for failing to mention his meetings with Russias ambassador during his confirmation hearing in January. In a statement issued Thursday morning, Ellison asserted that Sessions lied under oath in his Jan. 10 Senate confirmation hearing about the meetings with Kremlins diplomat, Sergey Kislyak. Since it has now come to light that Attorney General Jeff Sessions lied under oath about meeting with Russian officials during the campaign, we must be entirely clear on one thing: perjury is a...
  • Fox News Poll: A majority says 'move on' from protesting Trump

    03/03/2017 9:32:01 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Fox News Politics ^ | March 2, 2017 | Victoria Balara
    Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets since Donald Trump won the presidential election. But a majority of voters would tell protesters: its time to move on. Thats according to a Fox News Poll of registered voters released Thursday. The poll asks, What message would you like to send to people who are protesting President Trump and his policies? Over half, 53 percent, would tell them its time to move on, while 44 percent would implore them dont give up the fight.(continued)
  • The Jeff Sessions Attack Is a Nothingburger

    03/02/2017 1:46:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Resurgent ^ | March 2, 2017 | Erick Erickson
    First, lets get this out of the way. It is not a coincidence that within twenty four hours of Donald Trump giving a well received speech to congress that the New York Times runs a hit job on Jeff Sessions to distract from it, particularly after admitting the Obama Administration has been behind much of this disruption. Lets review what happened. During Jeff Sessions confirmation hearing, he had this exchange with Senator Al Franken. FRANKEN: OK. CNN has just published a story and Im telling you this about a news story thats just been published. Im not expecting you to...
  • In Spanish-Language Response, Activist Says Trump Is Inspiring Discrimination ("Racial profiling")

    03/02/2017 1:28:03 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    WCQS-FM Public Radio ^ | March 1, 2017 | Adrian Florido
    President Trump took a hard-line stance on illegal immigration during his first address to a joint session of Congress Tuesday, restating his promise to build a wall along the Southern border and speaking of the government's ongoing deportation efforts, saying that "as we speak, we are removing gang members, drug dealers, and criminals who threaten our communities." Notably absent from the president's remarks was any indication that he would support a path to legalization for the millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, despite reports that he had signaled an openness to a legalization plan during a meeting with...
  • [Vanity]Could Trump's administration be the most effective presidency since Lincoln?

    03/01/2017 6:11:25 AM PST · by StormPrepper · 10 replies
    3/1/2017 | Stormprepper
    I look forward to seeing the news everyday to see what good is coming out of Washington. I can't believe I'm even saying that. I think President Trump will be one of America's truly great Presidents. And I'm so very optimistic. -Stourme
  • Cynthia Dill: Democrats need to cull the fringe starting with Bernie Bros

    02/27/2017 1:10:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Portland Press-Herald ^ | February 26, 2017 | Cynthia Dill
    You can put a progressive T-shirt on a pig, but its still a pig, not a donkey. Sen. Bernie Sanders knows it hes from Vermont, after all and he derided the boorish gang of sexist, aggressive bullies known as Bernie Bros who were hiding behind some of his presidential campaign signs last fall. Look, we dont want that crap, Sanders said of the explicit misogyny demonstrated by people who purported to be his supporters. Amen, Senator, and let us pray the newly elected Democratic National Committee chair doesnt want that crap either. For electoral success in 2018 and...
  • Tom Perez, new DNC chairman, suggests Trump rigged general election

    02/26/2017 11:46:51 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 26, 2017 | Bradford Richardson
    Newly elected Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez is suggesting President Trump may have rigged the general election with the help of the Russians. Frankly, what we need to be looking at is whether this election was rigged by Donald Trump and his buddy, [Russian President] Vladimir Putin, Mr. Perez said Sunday on CNNs State of the Union.We need an independent investigation, because that is a serious, serious issue, said Mr. Perez, former labor secretary for President Barack Obama. And the American people need to understand whether the Russians, in cahoots with the Trump folks and others, rigged the election....
  • Donald Trump's Gettysburg Address Revisited -- How is he doing?

    02/26/2017 5:11:14 AM PST · by grey_whiskers · 10 replies ^ | Oct 22, 2016 | Donald J. Trump
    DONALD J. TRUMP CONTRACT WITH THE AMERICAN VOTER What follows is my100-day action plan to Make America Great Again. It is a contract between myself and the American voter – and begins with restoring honesty, accountability and change toWashington Therefore, on the first day of my term of office, my administration will immediately pursue the following six measures to clean up the corruption and special interest collusion in Washington,DC: ● FIRST, propose a Constitutional Amendment to impose term limits on all members of Congress; ● SECOND, a hiring freeze on all federal employees to reduce federal work force through attrition...
  • Trump Talks African Americans on Housing, HBCUs and Jobs in Weekly Address

    02/25/2017 2:54:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Politic365 ^ | February 25, 2017 | Lauren Victoria Burke
    President Trump focused on issues facing African American communities in his last weekly address before the end of February. Trump focused on housing, jobs and HBCUs in the address below. (VIDEO-AT-LINK) The entire address reads as follows: My fellow Americans, As Black History Month 2017 comes to a close, I am very grateful for the many wonderful opportunities to honor African American heroes, faith leaders, entrepreneurs and the many others who changed the course of our Nation. We are blessed by the lives and examples of those who have made this Nation a beacon of freedom, talent, and unbreakable American...
  • Trump supporters see a successful president and are frustrated with critics who dont

    02/20/2017 11:41:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 19, 2017 | Jenna Johnson and David Weigel
    MELBOURNE, Fla. Many of President Trumps most dedicated supporters the sort who waited for hours in the Florida sun this weekend for his first post-inauguration campaign rally say their lives changed on election night. Suddenly they felt like their views were actually respected and in the majority. But less than one month into Trumps term, many of his supporters say they once again feel under attack perhaps even more so than before. Those who journeyed to Trumps Saturday evening event on Floridas Space Coast said that since the election, they have unfriended some of their liberal...
  • Changes: Trump to appear at CPAC

    02/20/2017 9:07:32 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 20, 2017 | Ed Morrissey
    What a difference a year and an election make. A year ago, Donald Trump canceled a planned appearance at CPAC, claiming a scheduling conflict with a campaign event in Wichita, Kansas. At the time, anti-Trump activists had been organizing a walkout of his speech, which left the impression that Trump didnt want the drama. At the time, CPAC offered a sharp retort to the cancellation:(TWEET-AT-LINK) Clearly, all is now forgiven:(TWEET-AT-LINK) In this case, of course, it should be forgiven or at least forgotten. Whether or not movement conservatives backed Trump a year ago is irrelevant now. Trump...
  • Jeb Bush Mocks Trumps Border Wall

    02/17/2017 1:48:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | February 17, 2017 | Gabrielle Levy
    Jeb Bush is mocking President Donald Trump as his plan to build a wall along the border between the U.S. and Mexico is running up against tough political and practical obstacles. Bush, a former presidential candidate and Florida governor who took heat from Republicans for his relatively moderate stance on immigration, on Friday tweeted a link to a Wall Street Journal column that said Trump's plan is "easier said than done." "Reality sets in," Bush wrote....
  • Elijah Cummings: Happy to Meet with Trump who He Says is My President (WATCH)

    02/16/2017 11:24:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    EURWeb ^ | February 16, 2017 | Staff
    *Well now, the situation with the White House and African American political leaders is getting real interesting with Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings saying hes happy to sit down with President Trump. Even though Cummings has no problem meeting with Trump, but he disputes the presidents assertion that he didnt want to meet up, adding that, after all, Trump is my president. Thursday afternoon Cummings who serves on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee spoke with CNNs Wolf Blitzer who inquired if he would go over to the White House ASAP if he were to get a call...
  • Senate Dems introduce legislation to roll back Trump's immigration actions

    02/16/2017 9:11:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    United Press International ^ | February 16, 2017 | Andrew V. Pestano
    Democrats in the Senate on Thursday introduced legislation to rescind President Donald Trump's executive order prioritizing deportation of "criminal" undocumented immigrants. Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin and Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hironio introduced the legislation. The Senators said the bill is designed to keep immigrant families together and they urged Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform. During a press conference, Cortez Masto said Trump's administration has created an "unprecedented deportation machine" following high-profile immigration raids. The Democratic-led legislation would also roll back Trump's order targeting so-called "sanctuary cities"-- cities that do not deport undocumented immigrants despite federal...
  • Trump Book Hits New York Times Bestseller List

    02/16/2017 6:40:42 AM PST · by mandaladon · 9 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 16 Feb 2017
    Despite a major media blackout of a blockbuster new book on the Trump presidency, The New York Times reports that it is debuting at No. 6 on its bestseller list. In this Sunday's New York Times, David Horowitz's "Big Agenda: President Trump's Plan to Save America," will be the No. 6 bestseller in the nation for both hardcover nonfiction books and e-book/hardcover nonfiction. Released the week of President Donald Trump's inauguration, the book immediately shot to the top of online bestseller lists, including Amazon. "Big Agenda" is the first major book to be released on Trump's presidency. It reveals what...
  • Graham: Connection between Trump campaign, Russian intelligence would be 'game changer'

    02/15/2017 9:14:39 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 15, 2017 | Ben Kamisar
    Reports that President Trump's campaign aides had regular contact with Russian intelligence officials would be a "game changer" if true and would warrant a select committee to investigate, according to Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.). The GOP senator in an interview early Wednesday called for a "preliminary investigation" to see if further scrutiny is warranted after The New York Times and CNN reported that Trump campaign aides and allies spoke regularly with members of Russian intelligence....
  • Im Still All Trumped Up Bellwether county thinks the new president is doing just fine

    02/13/2017 5:26:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | February 13, 2017 | Adam Wren
    TERRE HAUTE, IndianaOn the first Saturday of Donald Trumps presidency, as protesters and marchers stormed the nations capital and cities around the country, Dick and Jane Ames threw a party. Four days earlier, they visited a Party Mania store and purchased two big red balloons, $11 apiece, one in the shape of the number 4 and the other in the shape of a 5. For $50, they purchased a cardboard cutout of the guest of honor. Jane, 74, prepared a tantalizing, if at first blush random, spread of food. She whipped up a tamale casserole, a tossed salad with tomatoes,...
  • If You Think Russia Stole the Election, Answer This Question.

    02/13/2017 11:16:28 AM PST · by comonbaby · 28 replies
    For some time now we have been hearing media pundits, politicians, and celebrities tell us that the Russians stole the election from the grasps of Hillary Clinton and gave it to Donald Trump. Personally, I dont understand how some emails being released could have caused such a huge electoral college shellacking. Donald Trump won by 74 votes (a margin that by Presidential election standards is not even close). Nevertheless, I like to think I am a fair person. That is why Ill play along for a moment with the notion that the Russians successfully swayed the opinions of millions of...
  • Trump is surprising me in a good way: Column

    02/12/2017 8:40:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    USA Today | February 10, 2017 | Dan Lucas, The Salem Statesman Journal
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