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  • Mike Pence to GOP: 'It's Time to Come Home'

    10/24/2016 4:36:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 24, 2016 | Vaughn Hillyard
    SALISBURY, N.C. — With two weeks until Election Day, Mike Pence has squared up his message for Republicans: "Come home." The GOP vice presidential candidate repeated the line seven times at a campaign rally on Monday afternoon. Pence, who joined the ticket this summer to help win over hesitant conservatives, turned his eyes toward galvanizing the turnout of members of his own party. "I want to submit to all of you, it's time to reach out to all of our Republican and conservative friends and say with one voice: 'It's time to come home and elect Donald Trump as the...
  • Trump confounds many Republicans with last-minute push in Virginia

    10/24/2016 11:28:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Washington Post's Virginia Politics ^ | October 24, 2016 | Laura Vozzella
    RICHMOND — Republican Donald Trump, never short on campaign shockers, pulled one off Saturday simply by setting foot in Virginia. Trump’s rally in Virginia Beach, part of a renewed push here that included a $2 million television ad buy, flabbergasted political analysts and GOP strategists who’ve considered the swing state off the table for months. Trailing Democrat Hillary Clinton by double digits in the latest Virginia polls, Trump will dispatch key surrogates — his children — for series of visits to Northern Virginia this week. His campaign said Trump and runningmate Mike Pence will return to the state “a lot”...
  • Ohio GOP leader backs Trump after state campaign dispute (Matt Borges again)

    10/24/2016 11:06:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    WTOL-TV ^ | October 24, 2016 | The Associated Press
    CINCINNATI, OH (AP) - Ohio Republican Party Chairman Matt Borges says he's voting for Donald Trump, whose presidential campaign in the swing state earlier denounced and cut ties with Borges after he openly criticized Trump. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Borges told GOP insiders in an email Sunday that he'll vote the Republican ticket, including Trump for president....
  • A Responsible Refusal From Trump (He Was Right To Withhold Judgment on Election Outcome)

    10/24/2016 10:35:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | October 24, 2016 | Peter Roff, Contributing Editor
    Ignore the phony outrage over Trump saying he might question the election results – candidates and supporters cry foul over them all the time. Invoking the spirit of Groucho Marx let me say the behavior of the mass media during this election has made it very uncomfortable for me to be a member of the club. For almost a week, the networks, the newspapers and the internet featured attacks on Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump over his answer to whether he would accept the results of the upcoming election. It's a foolish question, one he rightly refused to answer...
  • Trump Makes Subtle, Unexpected Push for Down-Ballot Republicans

    10/23/2016 6:15:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 23, 2016 | Ali Vitali
    NAPLES, Fla. — While Hillary Clinton is making an explicit push for Democratic down-ballot candidates, Donald Trump is taking a more subtle approach. Sunday evening in sunny Florida, Trump repeatedly pushed his supporters to help keep Republicans in control of Congress. Asking voters to cast their votes for him in 16 days, Trump said, "That includes helping me re-elect Republicans all over the place," adding that it would be "nice if they helped us, too, right? To enact my first 100 days." At three other points in the speech, Trump slipped in mentions of a Republican House and Senate as...
  • Trump wows the crowd in Newtown, Bucks County

    10/21/2016 7:31:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | October 21, 2016 | Caitlin McCabe
    Calling the movement he created "Brexit times five," Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Friday night spoke to a crowd of thousands in Bucks County, where he vowed again to jail illegal immigrants who reentered the country, to impose term limits for Congress, and to rebuild the "inner-cities of Philadelphia." Speaking in Newtown, a 0.6-square-mile borough where cow pastures are prevalent and neon Trump billboards dot the interstate leading into town, the candidate addressed the crowd for 30 minutes in a speech that offered very little that was new or surprising, and stuck to familiar themes, such as beating up...
  • The Two Dimensions of Trump’s Campaign

    10/21/2016 5:04:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 21, 2016 | Bruce Heiden
    A few nights ago on Megyn Kelly’s program Chris Stirewalt made a clever comment that epitomized the blindness of political pros in government and the media to the stakes and significance of the 2016 presidential campaign. Noting Trump’s current unfavorable standing in the pre-election polls, Stirewalt concluded that this election is starting to look more and more like 1996 (or words to that effect). What Stirewalt presumably meant was that he expects Hillary Clinton to prevail on Election Day 2016 by a margin similar to Bill Clinton’s margin of victory in 1996. She might, although I doubt it. But even...
  • On “Accepting Election Results” (Has the media forgotten Al Gore?)

    10/20/2016 2:44:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Powerline Blog ^ | October 19, 2016 | John Hinderaker
    I said I wouldn’t comment on tonight’s debate until tomorrow, when I host the third hour of Laura Ingraham’s radio show. But I can’t resist, having seen how the liberal press is trying to spin what, by any objective standard, was a pretty good night for Donald Trump. It’s all about Trump’s refusal to commit to “accepting the result of the election” should he lose: Horrifying! Trump “upends a basic pillar of American democracy” by saying he will wait and see what happens on election day, because of his concern about voter fraud. But wait! Who was the last candidate...
  • Donald Trump Holding Rally In Newtown Friday (Pennsylvania)

    10/19/2016 9:59:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    Patch ^ | October 20, 2016 | Kara Seymour
    Donald Trump, the Republican candidate for president, will be holding a rally at the Newtown Athletic Club Friday. The event was announced on the campaign's website. The rally will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Newtown Athletic Club Sports Training Center. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. The NAC Sports Training Center is located at 120 Pheasant Run, Newtown. NAC owner Jim Worthington has been a vocal supporter of Trump and was elected as a delegate for the Republican National Convention in July. The rally in Newtown is one of two events scheduled in Pennsylvania Friday. The Republican candidate will be...
  • Trump ‘really, really thinks he’s going to win’

    10/19/2016 12:42:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Hill's Briefing Room Blog ^ | October 19, 2016 | Mallory Shelbourne
    Donald Trump thinks he’s going to win the White House, despite polls that show him badly trailing Hillary Clinton, his campaign CEO said in an interview published Wednesday. "Right now he really, really thinks he's going to win,” Trump campaign CEO Steve Bannon said in an interview with CNN. Bannon, the former executive chairman of Breitbart News, said media outlets are failing to see “the amount of anger that's out there.” National and battleground state polls show Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, is faltering. Clinton, the Democratic nominee, is leading Trump by 6.6 points in the RealClearPolitics average of polls....
  • Presidential Horse Race 2016: Why Donald Trump will prevail in the only poll that matters

    10/18/2016 1:58:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Richard Viguerie's Conservative HQ ^ | October 17, 2016 | Jeffrey A. Rendall
    As we rush towards the finish line in the 2016 presidential horse race, there’s little doubt the polls have been unkind to Donald Trump of late. As of Sunday the Real Clear Politics average showed Hillary Clinton with a five and half point lead. Despite the size and permanence of Clinton’s surpluses across the various polls, one survey has consistently bucked the trend throughout the entire race. The LA Times/USC poll currently puts Trump ahead by one point Trump Wikileaks coveragebut has stubbornly maintained that the Republican nominee was leading by bigger margins over the course of months. Needless to...
  • Hillary Clinton’s email problems just came roaring back

    10/17/2016 8:57:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | October 17, 2016 | Chris Cillizza
    For the past few months, Hillary Clinton's decision to exclusively use a private email server while at the State Department has receded as a campaign issue as Donald Trump's comments about women have come to dominate the daily chatter about the 2016 race. On Monday, however, the various issues associated with Clinton's email setup came roaring back. According to emails released by the FBI, Undersecretary of State Patrick Kennedy asked the FBI to ease up on classification decisions in exchange for allowing more FBI agents in countries where they were not permitted to go. The words "quid pro quo" were...
  • Why Trump Could Still Pull Off a Surprise

    10/17/2016 8:44:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | October 16, 2016 | Matthew Goodwin
    You Americans should learn the lesson of the Brexit shocker, and the stunning success of right-wing populists in Austria and France. LONDON—Don’t underestimate the power of nativist populism. That’s the harsh lesson we in Britain learned less than four months ago, when Brexit blew up in our faces and confounded nearly every prediction. It’s one the Austrians and French are learning even now, as they keep counting out (then are forced to count back in) right-wing populist backlashes to the establishment. And it’s the lesson that American pundits who are already predicting a comfortable victory for Hillary Clinton over the...
  • Preparations underway as thousands expected at Donald Trump rally (Tuesday in Colorado)

    10/17/2016 6:42:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    KKCO-TV ^ | October 17, 2016 | Carly Moore
    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) -- Donald Trump is making a campaign stop in Grand Junction on Tuesday and that means all hands on deck. Law enforcement is preparing and the secret service is in town as Trump will land at the Grand Junction Regional Airport to speak to the Western Slope community ahead of Wednesday's debate in Las Vegas. "We really hope the entire community shares out excitement and our passion,” said Kraig Andrews Chairman of the Republican Party. More than 7,000 people are already registered to attend the rally. "When you show up tomorrow there will be people telling...
  • Will Macomb County’s Reagan Democrats become Trump Democrats?

    10/17/2016 2:44:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Michigan Public Radio ^ | October 17, 2016 | Staff
    (AUDIO-AT-LINK)Indiana Governor Mike Pence brings the campaign spotlight to Macomb County tonight. He'll be speaking at the Lincoln Day dinner in Shelby Township. Organizers say it’s the largest crowd in recent memory for the Lincoln Day dinner, and it’s proof that Macomb County is still fertile ground for the GOP message. Today, Chad Selweski joined us to discuss the political history of Macomb County. He's a former longtime political reporter for the Macomb Daily, now a freelance writer and publisher of the blog Politically Speaking. Macomb County has a long history of conservatism, according to Selweski. In the 1980s, the...
  • Google searches for "How to vote for Trump" and "How to vote for Clinton" rise — unevenly

    10/17/2016 2:09:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Mic ^ | October 17, 2016 | Melanie Ehrenkranz
    U.S. Google Trends for "How to vote for Trump," "How to vote for Hillary" and "How to vote for Clinton" over the last 30 days show a spike in searches following the first and second presidential debates. Not surprising: People are fired up and want to know how to cast a vote! But the data show one disparity worth noting: "How to vote for Trump" usually ranks higher than "How to vote for Clinton" and "How to vote for Hillary." There could be a number of reasons why, but the trend brings up one important point: Trump doesn't have as...
  • 22 toxic days for Hillary Clinton

    10/16/2016 6:42:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Politico ^ | October 16, 2016 | Annie Karni and Glenn Thrush
    The polls point to the promised land. But she'll have to get past Trump and WikiLeaks first. The final three weeks should have been an anxious but happy time for a Hillary Clinton team on the cusp of making history. Her odds of victory, according to most prediction experts, sit north of 80 percent, and she has solidified modest but durable leads over Donald Trump in most battleground states. But Clinton's final sprint has become a joyless, nail-gnawing slog through Trump Tower’s moat of mudslinging — and the day-to-day worries of WikiLeaks’ dump of internal emails from campaign chairman John...
  • Why Democrats could benefit from a Trump victory (Fan fiction)

    10/16/2016 3:37:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Jefferson Post ^ | October 16, 2016 | D.G. Martin
    Most Democrats are happy that Donald Trump’s campaign is stumbling. But some, looking at the long term, might think that a Trump win next month would be a good thing. Not for the country, they would explain, but for the future of the Democratic Party. Just like Barack Obama’s win in 2008 hurt Democrats in elections later on, Trump’s victory would be terrible for the Republicans in future elections. Obama’s victory seemed to be the prelude to a long period of Democratic dominance and control of the House and Senate. But it did not last long because Obama’s victory provoked...
  • The 1.3 Party System

    10/15/2016 1:28:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Z Man ^ | October 14, 2016
    One of the many things that has been exposed by the Trump campaign is that America does not have a two-party political system. It has a 1.3 party system. A good example of this is how Paul Ryan probably had one of his cronies leak that lewd tape to embarrass the party nominee. Whether or not he orchestrated it is immaterial, as he clearly had foreknowledge and was prepared to pile on as soon as it was released. In fact, it looked like he was coordinating a revolt against the nominee until it became clear it was going to backfire....
  • Trump’s art of war: His campaign’s plan for dropping political ‘thermo nukes’ and suppressing votes

    10/15/2016 1:16:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | October 14, 2016 | Hunter Walker, National Correspondent
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump plans to fight fire with fire, as he sees it, in the last 25 days of his race against Democrat Hillary Clinton. Facing a barrage of separate sexual assault allegations, Trump has responded by waging an intense war against the media, the “power structure” and the Clintons. In a pair of interviews with Yahoo News, a high-level Trump campaign source detailed the aggressive strategy, including the “suppression of votes” by Democratic-leaning groups, for the home stretch of the presidential race. “We’re bringing out tactical nukes now, with thermo nukes later,” the source said. Trump’s epic...
  • Is Donald Trump bouncing back in the polls? Second survey shows GOP nominee leading Clinton

    10/15/2016 12:09:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The International Business Times ^ | October 14, 2016 | Harriet Sinclair
    Could the Republican be recovering from the scandals that have knocked his numbers? Donald Trump appears to have bounced back from trailing numbers in the polls, with his first lead in a national poll following the various scandals that have dogged him over the past two weeks. In the latest national four-way poll by Rasmussen Reports, Trump is now leading Hillary Clinton by two points, with a total of 43 to her 41, while Gary Johnson is on six points and Jill Stein is on two. A national two-way poll by LA Times/USC tracking has Clinton and Trump on equal...
  • BOOM! Democrats Leaving Their Party In MASSIVE Numbers- Can Hillary Still Recover?

    10/14/2016 7:03:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 89 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | October 14, 2016 | Alexandria Willis
    In this election nothing would cease to amaze me. We have the state of Utah, a completely red state, polling closer than ever between the two parties. And now we have a state as blue as the come, Pennsylvania, with a new emergence of red votes. The state is as solid blue a s they come, but Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton, has done quite a lot to offend the state. Starting with her declaration to put coal miners out of business. I get what she was saying. She wants to move to alternative energy sources. I get it. BUT...
  • Trump not backing down

    10/13/2016 7:11:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Defiance Crescent-News ^ | October 13, 2016 | Carl Leubsdorf
    After his own crude comments nearly KO’ed his campaign, Donald Trump’s aggressive counter-attack reassured supporters he’ll press the fight until Election Day in hopes that will keep more top Republicans from abandoning his candidacy. But House Speaker Paul Ryan told fellow Republicans on Monday that he’ll concentrate on House elections rather than defending Trump. And the GOP nominee’s no-holds-barred assault on Hillary Clinton in their second televised debate did little to expand his conservative base and stem her increasing prospects for winning the presidency. Indeed, his unyielding stance including a threat to prosecute his rival may create further headaches for...
  • Hillary’s progressive critics treat Trump’s defeat as a foregone conclusion at their own risk

    10/11/2016 3:27:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The New Republic ^ | October 11, 2016 | Brian Beutler
    Hillary Clinton’s progressive critics treat Donald Trump’s defeat as a foregone conclusion at their own risk. Trump’s collapse in the polls, and the ensuing disarray in Republican ranks, has emboldened Clinton’s progressive critics, who believe the window to pressure her into being a more progressive president will close once she’s elected next month. “If there is ever a time for you to put principle in front of party and start criticizing the Democratic candidate, to start pressuring them to actually become a meaningful alternative, this is it,” wrote the progressive critic Freddie DeBoer. “You get to decide in the next...
  • A new worry for Clinton: Trump’s struggles may depress Democratic voter turnout

    10/10/2016 10:31:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Himalayan Times ^ | October 11, 2016 | Reuters
    Hillary Clinton’s campaign is confronting an emerging risk to her presidential ambitions – if Donald Trump continues to trail her in opinion polls many Democrats may simply stay at home on Election Day. Without enough popular support, Clinton would enter the White House lacking the political capital she would need to drive through her agenda. In the worst-case scenario it could cost her the presidency if Republicans turn out in big numbers on November 8. Clinton, the Democratic nominee, has spent much of her campaign sounding the alarm over the prospect of a President Trump. She has struggled to lay...
  • After lying low, Mike Pence delivered a sermon in support of Donald Trump

    10/10/2016 10:01:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | October 10, 2016 | Hunter Walker, National Correspondent
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — After largely staying silent for the first few days of the firestorm that erupted after a leaked video showed his running mate making lewd comments about women, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence expressed strong support for Donald Trump on Monday. “It’s been an interesting few days,” Pence said as he began. Pence’s acknowledgment drew laughs and applause from the audience for his speech at a reception hall in Charlotte’s North Davidson arts district. “But I’ve got to tell you, I joined this campaign in a heartbeat because you have nominated a man for president who never quits,” Pence...
  • Crowd roars at Donald Trump’s second appearance in Wilkes-Barre Township

    10/10/2016 8:32:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Times Leader ^ | October 10, 2016 | Melanie Mizenko
    WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump made a stop Monday at the Mohegan Sun Arena. Flanked by former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, Alabama senator Jeff Sessions and several other local lawmakers, Trump made his passionate plea to have the packed arena get out and vote come Nov. 8. Over 9,000 of Trump’s biggest fans filled the arena for the “great movement.” And he thanked them profusely. “We’ve broke the attendance record,” Trump said as he opened his speech, over 30 minutes late, mentioning there were still people filtering in from the outside and asking if...
  • The latest October surprise: Trump pivots and saves his candidacy at second debate

    10/09/2016 9:20:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Fox News Opinion ^ | October 9, 2016 | Douglas E. Schoen, Democratic pollster
    Facing tremendous pressure to appear contrite and offer a genuine apology for his comments about taking advantage of women some 11 years ago, Donald Trump did something better: he pivoted. The debate focused on the #TrumpTapes for barely a few minutes and it wasn’t the fault of the moderators or Hillary Clinton. Trump just moved past the apology faster than anyone expected, straight into his attacks on Bill Clinton – which we knew were coming based on the past few days and the pre-debate press conference he held with women who have accused Bill Clinton of sexual assault – to...
  • Pence in Newport; RI GOP leaders back Trump after remarks

    10/09/2016 2:53:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Providence Journal ^ | October 8, 2016 | Katherine Gregg
    As the embattled GOP presidential candidate faced fallout from lewd remarks captured in a 2005 video, R.I. party leaders are standing by him, and Trump's running mate attended a fundraiser at the Cliff Walk mansion Miramar. NEWPORT, R.I. — Prominent Rhode Island Republicans stood by GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump on Saturday even as they condemned denigrating comments Trump made about women that have alienated many members of the party nationally. "There is no way I can defend it," state Rep. Joseph Trillo, R-Warwick, the honorary chairman of the Trump campaign in Rhode Island, said of Trump's comments about women,...

    10/09/2016 2:24:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | October 8, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    In the wake of the Trump tapes, some RINOs have backed away from Trump. They wanted to, anyway. Now they think they have an excuse. But the people aren’t having it. The people love Trump! Today, throngs of people went to Trump Tower to show their love and support for Donald Trump. Look: (TWEET-AT-LINK)
  • Bill Clinton Squirms as Protesters Across Country Yell at Him ‘You’re a Rapist!’

    10/09/2016 12:23:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | October 9, 2016
    The ultimate fallout of Friday’s tape release showing Republican nominee Donald Trump using lewd and disturbing language towards women may be the death of Bill Clinton’s legacy as the world is reminded of the half-dozen rape allegations against the former US President. One has to wonder whether Donald Trump’s campaign is on the verge of explosion or whether Hillary and the media are playing with fire by exposing a recording of the Republican nominee making lewd statements in private captured by a hot mic given the history of her husband Bill Clinton. While the media bashes Trump, too many establishment...
  • Poll: GOP Voters Not Following Trump-Abandoning Elites

    10/09/2016 11:50:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | October 9, 2016 | Jason Linkins, Eat The Press Editor, The Huffington Post
    Beltway Republicans continue to influence nobody. Over the past 48 hours, influential Republicans have greeted the latest batch of lewd, misogynistic remarks from their party’s standard-bearer, Donald Trump, with a mixture of belated revulsion and resistance, prompting withdrawals of support and renewed calls for him to quit the presidential race. However, it would appear that rank-and-file GOP voters are, once again, rejecting these calls from their party’s elites, and are prepared to stick by Trump’s side, at least for now. Those are the findings of the latest Politico/Morning Consult poll, the first of its kind to attempt to gauge the...
  • Vigo's 'remarkable' record of picking presidents draws worldwide attention (Indiana)

    10/08/2016 8:24:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Tribune Star ^ | October 8, 2016 | Mark Bennett
    Vigo County is kind of a big deal. The world wants to know what people here think. That’s because, when it comes to picking the leader of the free world, as Vigo County goes so goes the nation. The community is known as “America’s bellwether,” or predictor. The county’s track record explains why. A majority of Vigo County voters have favored the winning presidential candidate in every election since 1888, except two. None of the other 3,141 counties in the U.S. matches Vigo’s accuracy, according to Massachusetts political researcher Dave Leip’s “Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections.” In fact, a mere...
  • “Trump Tape” Comments On Women Will Not Affect His Campaign

    10/08/2016 7:50:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Regated ^ | October 7, 2016 | Victor Smith
    Washington Post published a tape that had sound bites of Donald Trump speaking about his history with women that they claimed were edited. Trump Tape is a joke, a major issue with it is that nobody cares! More people are interested in the recently leaked Hillary Clinton emails that show her calling blacks and minorities “bucket of losers” as well as the now blatant collusion to take down Bernie Sanders. People have known Donald Trump is a ladies man, this is nothing new. It’s obvious the media has a vendetta against Trump. The issue with this is that it will...
  • BREAKING: Republican National Committee Halts Its ‘Victory’ Project Aimed at Electing Trump

    10/08/2016 12:24:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 181 replies
    Mediaite ^ | October 8, 2016 | JD Durkin
    POLITICO is now reporting that the RNC’s “Victory” project — an effort by the committee to ensure that Donald Trump is elected as the nation’s next president — has been halted. According to the report by Alex Isenstadt, the RNC, “appeared to at least temporarily halt the operations,” of the effort....
  • Trump to focus ads on Pennsylvania, Ohio

    10/07/2016 2:59:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    CTV News ^ | October 7, 2016 | Julie Bykowicz and Chad Day, The Associated Press
    Donald Trump is changing some of his advertising plans. He's focusing more than ever on Pennsylvania and Ohio, a sign of the importance his campaign is placing on those two states. The campaign plans to spend almost $1 million next week in Pennsylvania and $1.2 million there in each of the next three weeks, Kantar Media's political ad tracker shows. In Ohio, he'll spend more than $700,000 next week and about $1 million in each of the following three weeks...
  • Trump to campaign Oct. 15 in Bangor, following Maine visit by son and daughter-in-law

    10/06/2016 4:41:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Portland Press Herald ^ | October 6, 2016 | Scott Thistle
    The Republican presidential nominee is scheduled to appear at Bangor's Cross Insurance Center at 3 p.m. on that Saturday. TURNER — Donald Trump’s son and daughter-in-law touted the presidential candidate’s promises to create jobs and strengthen economic growth while defending U.S. interests abroad during an hourlong visit Thursday to a Maine apple orchard decked out for fall tourists with a petting zoo and a mini-golf course. On Thursday evening, the campaign announced that Donald Trump will make a campaign stop in Bangor on Oct. 15. The event is scheduled for 3 p.m. at the Cross Insurance Center. Lara Yunaska Trump...
  • Next debate prep: Clinton's light schedule, Trump stays on trail

    10/05/2016 2:02:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    WBRE-TV ^ | October 5, 2016 | Tom Kludt and Dan Merica, CNN
    Just hours after their running mates finished their debate, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are charting distinct paths to the upcoming presidential debate Sunday in St. Louis. The stakes are a little different for each of them, too. For Clinton, the second debate is an opportunity to sustain the momentum she's drawn from the first. Polls this week showed the former secretary of state with leads nationally and in key swing states. For Trump, Sunday's debate will be a mulligan of sorts. Clinton was widely seen as the winner of the first debate, and Trump has been at the center...
  • Final Trump count: 20,000 total supporters, 50 protesters (Prescott Valley, Arizona)

    10/05/2016 12:51:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Prescott Daily Courier ^ | October 5, 2016 | Scott Orr
    PRESCOTT VALLEY – Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump may have been wrong when he said there were “15,000 to 20,000” of his supporters still outside the Prescott Valley Event Center while he spoke there on Tuesday, Oct. 4, but he wasn’t far off. Prescott Valley Police Sgt. Jason Kaufman said that 13,000 people were shut out of the rally when the door closed. Central Arizona Fire Marshal Rick Chase said he allowed 7,000 inside, and that the empty floor space was intentional. “We do a square-footage measurement to determine the occupancy we can put on (the floor),” Chase said....
  • 'We're going to win this': Eric Trump rallies the troops for his father

    10/04/2016 8:42:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Patriot-News ^ | October 4, 2016 | Christian Alexandersen
    Those making calls, knocking on doors and placing lawn signs for Donald Trump in Harrisburg were visited by a thankful Eric Trump Tuesday afternoon. Trump and Hillary Clinton are battling it out in a tight Pennsylvania race, a swing state for the presidential election. Trump visited the campaign office in Mechanicsburg to rally the troops heading into the November election. "We are doing so great. Wherever I go, I see crowds like this" Trump said to the packed-in group. "The enthusiasm out there is absolutely incredible."(continued)
  • Why Democrats Keep Visiting Philly to Stump for Hillary Clinton

    10/04/2016 7:43:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Philadelphia Magazine ^ | October 4, 2016 | Dan McQuade
    Pennsylvania is important to the election — and getting a big turnout in Philadelphia is vital to the Clinton campaign’s chances at victory. Tim Kaine debates Mike Pence tonight in the campaign’s lone vice presidential debate. Even though it won’t reach viewership levels of the first presidential debate, this will be the night where Kaine and Pence receive the most attention they’ll get during the campaign. On Wednesday, Kaine will come to Philadelphia to campaign. He joins a long list of Hillary Clinton surrogates who have stumped for the Democratic presidential candidate in Philadelphia. President Obama was at Eakins Oval...
  • The Latest: Trump thanks phone bank volunteers in CO

    10/04/2016 4:47:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Aurora Sentinel ^ | October 4, 2016 | The Associated Press
    The Republican nominee then stepped out to an interior balcony inside the Budweiser Events Center in Loveland and waved to the cheering crowd below. LOVELAND, Colo. | The Latest on Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s campaign visit to Colorado (all times local): 6:50 p.m. Donald Trump has paid a visit to thank phone bank volunteers before a Monday night rally in Colorado. A few dozen volunteers had made nearly 10,000 calls by the time Trump visited and saluted their efforts. The candidate boasted about their enthusiasm and said “You can’t let the media take it away!”(continued)
  • Crowd gathering for Bernie Sanders rally at UMD (They're worried about Minnesota?)

    10/04/2016 4:14:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Duluth News Tribune ^ | October 4, 2016 | Brooks Johnson
    A crowd is gathering at the University of Minnesota Duluth campus this evening for a rally featuring former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Sanders is making his third trip to the Northland this year, this time to campaign for Hillary Clinton, Rick Nolan and other candidates on the Democratic ticket. People started streaming into the venue at the Kirby Student Center just after 5 p.m., with an expected start time of 6 p.m. College students dominated the crowd, but there were people of all ages. "The line has been full of different majors, a really diverse group," said Shelby Chmielecki, 22,...
  • Donald Trump to hold rally Wednesday in Reno (Nevada)

    10/04/2016 3:11:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Sierra Sun ^ | October 4, 2016
    RENO, Nev. — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is adding a Reno stop to his trip to Nevada this week. His campaign says he’ll be holding a rally at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center. That comes after an 11:30 a.m. rally at the Henderson Pavilion in southern Nevada. His other stops this week are in Colorado and Arizona. It marks Trump’s second visit to Northern Nevada in two months; he made an appearance at a fundraising dinner in August in Stateline, at Lake Tahoe’s South Shore. Nevada is a key battleground state; polls show...
  • Clinton’s Position Erodes Significantly Since Labor Day Forecast

    10/04/2016 3:01:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Observer ^ | October 4, 2016 | Cliston Brown
    The Democrat is still favored to win, but much will depend on whether her touted organizational advantages produce results A month after the traditional Labor Day kickoff to the campaign season, Hillary Clinton’s position in the Electoral College has eroded significantly, but The Party Crasher still rates her a solid favorite to become the nation’s 45th president in a month’s time. After examining 19 states, as well as two congressional districts that each possess a single electoral vote, this columnist has issued 16 ratings changes since the September holiday, and every one of these changes reflects a downgrading of Clinton’s...
  • On the eve of the biggest debate of his life, Mike Pence just lost a big fight back at home

    10/04/2016 7:40:09 AM PDT · by tekrat · 54 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10/4/2016 | Amber Phillips
    Before he was Donald Trump's vice-presidential pick, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) took a politically popular, if legally questionable, stand: There would be no Syrian refugees resettled in his state, not after the attacks in Paris last fall carried out in part by Islamist terrorists who masqueraded as Syrian migrants. On the day before the vice-presidential debate, his biggest moment as Trump's running mate, Pence's stand on Syrian refugees received a likely fatal blow: A federal appeals court ruled Monday that Pence has no legal authority to stop the resettlement of these refugees in Indiana.
  • Trump’s packed rallies and Clinton’s empty chairs

    10/03/2016 3:25:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Toronto Sun ^ | October 3, 2016 | Mark Bonokoski
    After relentlessly stabbing away at Donald Trump with character assaults and ridicule, the New York Times believed it had finally found his Achilles’ heel. It came the old-fashioned way. It showed up in a snail-mail envelope from an anonymous source that claimed to be Trump’s income-tax documents from 1995, showing he’s quite likely paid no income taxes for 18 years after writing off a near-billion-dollar business loss. The result? Luke-warm heat, but no boiling oil. Clinton herself, as it turns out, used the same loophole in 2015 to avoid almost $700,000 in taxes. Not a billion, obviously, but still 14...
  • Why we won’t endorse Trump or Clinton

    10/03/2016 1:30:46 PM PDT · by tekrat · 44 replies
    The Courier ^ | 10/1/2016
    The 180 year old conservative newspaper mainly representing the right leaning Hancock county in Ohio has declined to no endorse either leading presidential candidates. Quoting from the article about why it will not endorse Trump: This year, however, The Courier cannot endorse the Republican Party’s candidate. Americans always put their country first, way ahead of their party, and we withhold an endorsement not to spite the party for selecting Donald J. Trump, but because its nominee has clearly proven to be unfit to be president of the United States of America. Also quoting from the article about why the news...
  • Clinton cancels joint events with Sanders (After "Basement Dwellers" leak)

    10/03/2016 9:16:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 2, 2016 | Jeremy Lott
    The Hillary Clinton campaign has canceled joint appearances with former primary opponent Bernie Sanders after he admitted that "of course" it bothered him that Clinton seemed to be talking down to his supporters in hacked audio from a fundraiser. The two were set to have joint appearance together Monday. Instead, Sanders will appear in both Iowa and Wisconsin on Monday to boost her candidacy without her. Clinton is now scheduled to swing through Iowa later in the week, but possibly without Sanders, who was asked on CNN's "State of the Union" if it bothered him that Clinton had referred to...
  • In Defense of the LA Times Poll

    10/02/2016 4:26:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    People's Pundit Daily ^ | October 2, 2016 | Richard D. Baris
    The 2016 USC Dornsife / LA Times Presidential Election Poll for October 2, 2016: Republican Donald Trump vs. Democrat Hillary Clinton. (Photo: THE USC DORNSIFE / LA TIMES PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION “DAYBREAK” POLL) After nearly a week of interviews conducted after the first presidential debate, Donald Trump leads Hillary Clinton by roughly 5 points in the LA Times Poll, 46.9% to 42.2%. TV pundits have stuck to conventional political wisdom, despite the fact it has failed them at every turn this election cycle. As a result, the LA Times Poll has been taking even more heat than it has in the...