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  • What It Was Like Working for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Election Campaign

    12/01/2017 4:22:29 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Teen Vogue ^ | November 30, 2017 | Lynette Nylander
    Hillary Rodham Clinton is the guest-editor of our Volume IV issue, on newsstands nationally December 5. She will keynote at the first-ever Teen Vogue Summit in conversation with actress, scholar, and activist Yara Shahidi. The Teen Vogue Summit will take place on December 1 & 2 in Los Angeles. Tickets and information are available here. On November 9, 2016, the day after the election, the world watched Hillary Clinton deliver a concession speech that spoke of the “deeply divided” nation the presidential race had left in its wake. Observing from the sidelines, eyes filled with tears, were her heartbroken campaign...
  • Actor, Trump portrayer Alec Baldwin to headline Iowa Democratic Jefferson-Jackson dinner

    11/27/2017 4:08:01 PM PST · by iowamark · 12 replies
    Quad City TImes ^ | Oct. 9 2017
    Actor-comedian Alec Baldwin will headline the Nov. 27 Iowa Democratic Party Fall Gala, the party announced. “While Alec Baldwin captured national attention for his portrayal of Donald Trump on ‘Saturday Night Live,’ he is just as committed to putting a stop to the irresponsible lawmaking in DC and places like Iowa,” according to the party’s announcement. “Heading into the 2018 midterm elections and beyond, I have decided to rededicate my efforts to helping the Democratic Party win across the country,” Baldwin said in a statement, adding “you can plan on seeing me out there with folks on the ground fighting...
  • Sanders Likely to Face Donald Trump in 2020 Election

    11/26/2017 5:14:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    News Ghana ^ | November 26, 2017
    The 2020 presidential election is Senator Bernie Sanders’ race to lose, according to a new survey of more than a dozen top Democratic strategists. The survey, conducted by the Hill, reveals a Democratic field crowded with old faces. At a time when the party could use some fresh blood, most contenders for commander-in-chief have been around for decades. Sanders, who will be 79 years old in 2020, currently leads the pack. “His people have never gone away,” Democratic strategist Brad Bannon told The Hill. “And he has a loyal core following out there that will be with him come hell...
  • Why 2020 will be the year of the woman

    11/25/2017 10:24:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Politico ^ | November 26, 2017 | Bill Scher
    One year after a Republican accused of sexual misconduct was elected president, and Democrats are the ones in turmoil about misogynistic behavior in their ranks. Renewed media attention on sexual harassment and assault led to the twin New York Times and New Yorker exposés on Harvey Weinstein, the Hollywood mogul and Democratic donor. But Democrats did not rally to protect one of their own, and his attempt to curry sympathy with a pledge to fight the NRA fell flat. The subsequent #MeToo phenomenon continues to upend the left-leaning political and media worlds, with accusations of inappropriate behavior ensnaring liberal darling...
  • Trump and his voters are drawn together by a shared sense of defiance

    11/25/2017 4:52:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    NBC News ^ | November 25, 2017 | Bill Schneider
    The American tradition is not deference to authority; it's defiance of authority, even when the cause is hopeless. Sociologist Seymour Martin Lipset once wrote that the United States was, in fact, peopled by “runaways from authority” — settlers seeking freedom from abusive governments and members of dissenting religions seeking freedom from established churches. Defiance is Donald J. Trump's signature attitude; it was the defining characteristic of the 2016 Trump campaign. Trump defied the political establishment, the news media, conventional wisdom, common decency, former President George W. Bush, Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.), former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney and even the...
  • 2020 Democratic Primary Will be a Stampede, and Bernie is the Early Favorite

    11/25/2017 2:27:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | November 25, 2017 | Mike LaChance
    Democrats and many people in media mocked the GOP for having 17 candidates in the 2016 Republican primary. Now that the Clintons are out of the way however, Democrats are expected to have a massive field of candidates in 2020. Amie Parnes writes at The Hill: How Dem insiders rank the 2020 contenders Democrats predict that as many as 30 candidates will compete in their party’s presidential primary in 2020. And while it’s still too early to say who might come out on top, buzz is building around some potential candidates, even as other hopefuls fade to the background. A...
  • Poll: Almost Half Of White Southerners Feel Like They're Under Attack

    11/23/2017 7:17:07 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Townhall ^ | November 22, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    This is something that fell on the backburner, but a bit interesting. A poll showed that a significant amount of white southerners feel they’re under attack. I can see how. I’m not saying it’s right or wrong, but the fact remains that Confederate statues, the flag, etc. are all cornerstones of southern culture. It’s part of American history as well. Not one of our best moments, but a part of it nonetheless. Here’s the breakdown of the survey (via The Hill): Nearly half of white American poll respondents living in the South feel like they’re under attack, a new Winthrop...
  • O'Malley: Democratic party 'regenerating itself, almost like after a bad forest fire' (Laff riot)

    11/22/2017 10:54:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    KQAK-FM ^ | November 22, 2017 | ABC Radio
    According to former Maryland governor and 2016 presidential candidate Martin O’Malley, former President Obama, the Democratic National Committee, and the Clintons bear responsibility for miscalculations that weakened the Democratic party in recent elections. “What is happening now is the party is regenerating itself, almost like after a bad forest fire,” O’Malley told ABC News’ Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl and Political Director Rick Klein on the Powerhouse Politics podcast. He says the “fire” started in 2008. He believes Obama squandered the energy of his candidacy. “Rather than infusing that energy into the veins of the Democratic party and making...
  • Former DNC head 'absolutely' questions legitimacy of Trump's election

    11/22/2017 4:24:59 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    USA Today | November 21, 2017 | Susan Page
    Link only due to copyright issues: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/11/21/former-dnc-head-absolutely-questions-legitimacy-trumps-election/885571001/
  • Who Are The Millennials Who Support Trump?

    11/20/2017 12:49:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Refinery29 ^ | November 20, 2017 | Andrea González-Ramírez
    Even though most millennials voted for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 U.S. election, about a third supported Donald Trump for president. Now, more than a year later, a new report is shedding light on what motivated them to support the Republican candidate — and how they feel about the job he is doing in the White House. Spoiler alert: The results might surprise you. About 35% of millennials who voted cast a ballot for Trump in 2016, according to the 2017 Millennial Impact Report. (About 51% voted for Hillary Clinton, 12% for a third-party candidate, and 2% didn't vote for...
  • At Least Republicans Are Controlled By Their Voters

    11/19/2017 9:55:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Post-Journal ^ | November 20, 2017 | The Editors
    Turmoil has been the order of the day among leaders of both the Republican and Democratic parties. Listing all the many concerns of millions of voters who have been loyalists of either party would require a book. But a book by Donna Brazile, formerly chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, makes one difference between the two parties crystal clear. It is that Democrat leaders, who frequently present themselves as the real voice of the people of America, are no such thing. It was made clear more than a year ago that, despite the best efforts of many in the Republican...
  • Hillary Clinton: Trump 'is obsessed' with me

    11/18/2017 8:05:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    The Politico ^ | November 18, 2017 | Nolan D. McCaskill
    Former secretary of state and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Saturday described President Donald Trump as “obsessed” with her continued public presence. “Apparently, you know, my former opponent is obsessed with my speaking out,” Clinton said in an appearance alongside her husband, former President Bill Clinton, at a forum in Little Rock, Arkansas, commemorating the 25th anniversary of his election. “Apparently there was another, somebody told me, tweet today. Honestly, between tweeting and golfing, how does he get anything done? I don’t understand it. Maybe that’s the whole point.” Trump revived his “Crooked Hillary” moniker via Twitter on...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...