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  • POLL: Trump’s Current Approval Rating Highest Ever, Stuns MSNBC

    07/22/2018 8:21:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 23, 2018 | Mike Brest
    President Trump’s approval rating jumped up to 45 percent, the highest it has been throughout his presidency, according to a new poll released by the Wall Street Journal and NBC. The poll left an MSNBC panel shocked Sunday night by the improvement. WATCH: (VIDEO-AT-LINK) “President Trump has shown throughout his campaign and polling what I took away from the 2016 election is the American people authenticity,” said Kevin McLaughlin of Cogent Strategies Principle. “May not like what authenticity is, what he’s saying or how he’s doing it, but he doesn’t back down from it. When he goes out and does...
  • Trump visits Granite City Thursday, home to reopened U.S. Steel mill (Illinois)

    07/22/2018 8:11:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Chicago Sun Times ^ | July 22, 2018 | Lynn Sweet
    President Donald Trump is making his first visit to Illinois since becoming president, making a stop in Granite City on Thursday where he is expected to tout the reopening of a U.S. Steel Corp. mill. The White House announced Sunday night Trump will swing through Granite City, in southern Illinois near St. Louis and Dubuque, Iowa, on Thursday. The Trump administration has been highlighting U.S. Steel’s Granite City mill as a trade war success story even as the tariffs have sparked concerns in other sectors, with alarms sounded by Illinois farmers whose main crop is soybeans. The visit will have...
  • Did the Russians Hack the DNC to Help Bernie Sanders and the Socialist Left?

    07/21/2018 10:52:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | July 17, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Russia conspiracy theory hinges on the single creaky claim that the Democratic National Committee hacks were a Russian plot to elect Trump. The theory and all its illegitimate stepchildren, including Robert Mueller and his infinitely expanding corps of prosecutors, lives or dies by the DNC hacks. Trying to elect Trump by releasing damaging insider information from the DNC never made any sense. The DNC was already a dysfunctional organization that was being run by the Clinton campaign. Undermining its leadership had little impact on the election, but a great deal on control of the DNC. There has never been...
  • Former Bill Clinton adviser pleads with Hillary not to run in 2020 for 'her family's sake'

    07/21/2018 8:10:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 11, 2018 | Andrew O'Reilly
    One of former President Bill Clinton's past advisers is pleading with Hillary Clinton not to run for president in 2020, amid speculation that she is mulling throwing her hat once again in the ring. Lanny Davis, the former special counsel to President Clinton, said Wednesday that he would advise Hillary Clinton against launching another bid for the presidency “for her sake and her family’s sake.” “She has so much to give in public service, and for her sake and her family’s sake, she has so much to give in public service, I hope she doesn’t put herself through it again,"...
  • Cuomo, lawmakers urge Senate to block Kavanaugh over guns

    07/21/2018 7:08:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    WHEC-TV ^ | July 21, 2018 | The Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) - Members of the Congressional Black Caucus have joined New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in calling on the U.S. Senate to reject Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh because of his expansive interpretation of gun rights and the Second Amendment. Cuomo, a Democrat, said Saturday that Kavanaugh's past opinions show that he believes it is a constitutional right to carry "even the most dangerous assault weapons." Rep. Gregory Meeks, a New York Democrat, called Kavanaugh's nomination "a grave threat to reasonable gun control measures enacted by states." Meeks and other lawmakers joined Cuomo at a Manhattan news conference...
  • Former Clinton aide to James Comey: 'Democrats don't want your endorsement'

    07/21/2018 6:50:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 18, 2018 | Jessica Chasmar
    A former Hillary Clinton spokesman issued a savage response to James B. Comey on Twitter Wednesday after the fired FBI director called on Americans to “vote for Democrats” this November. “Democrats don’t want your endorsement, but thanks,” Brian Fallon, a CNN commentator who served as Mrs. Clinton’s national press secretary during her 2016 presidential campaign, tweeted to his 155,000 followers on Wednesday. Mr. Fallon was responding to a tweet late Tuesday by Mr. Comey, a former Republican, that called on people to vote Democratic in order to preserve America’s values....
  • Hillary Clinton is cheered at star-studded Central Park fest

    07/21/2018 6:27:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 21, 2018 | Sabrina Caserta, The Associated Press
    Hillary Clinton was cheered Saturday in Central Park when she took the stage as part of a star-studded summer festival of conversation, music and food. The former Democratic presidential candidate, secretary of state and U.S. senator from New York told a crowd at the OZY Fest that she'll be tweeting in coming days, helping to organize transportation for immigrants trying to reunite with their families after crossing the U.S. border illegally and being separated. She was interviewed by Laurene Powell Jobs, founder of the Emerson Collective, a nonprofit advocate of liberal causes that organized the two-day festival in the park's...
  • Biden, mulling 2020, calls Trump immigration policies 'one of the darkest moments in our history'

    07/21/2018 8:41:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 21, 2018 | Adam Shaw
    Former Vice President Joe Biden, mulling a possible 2020 presidential run, ripped into the Trump administration’s immigration policies on Friday -- calling them “one of the darkest moments in our history” at a rally held by a Latino civil rights organization. Biden made his fiery remarks in Phoenix, Arizona, at an event for the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC). He specifically targeted the Justice Department’s “zero tolerance” policy on prosecuting all illegal border crossers. “Grotesque lies, lies about immigrants, about crime, about costs to the community,” said Biden. “This administration’s policies that literally rip babies from the arms...
  • Democratic socialism rising in the age of Trump

    07/21/2018 8:19:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | July 21, 2018 | Steve Peoples, The Associated Press
    PORTLAND, Maine — A week ago, Maine Democrat Zak Ringelstein wasn't quite ready to consider himself a member of the Democratic Socialists of America, even if he appreciated the organization's values and endorsement in his bid to become a U.S. senator. Three days later, he told The Associated Press it was time to join up. He's now the only major-party Senate candidate in the nation to be a dues-paying democratic socialist. Ringelstein's leap is the latest evidence of a nationwide surge in the strength and popularity of an organization that, until recently, operated on the fringes of the liberal movement's...
  • Bergman's military experience called upon in trip to South Korea (3 Star General)

    07/20/2018 3:44:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Gaylord Herald Times ^ | July 16, 2018 | Jeremy Speer
    It's a busy life for a congressman who is up for re-election in November, but it wasn't too busy for U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Watersmeet, to jump on a plane and head to South Korea earlier the month. Bergman, a retired U.S. Marine Corps lieutenant general, is the highest-ranking combat veteran ever elected to Congress. He said because of that, he is often consulted on matters of the military. "It's a chance for me to be a resource, a mentor for folks who want to make a good vote and have questions about the military," he said. His expertise meant...
  • Kimberly Guilfoyle leaving Fox News to campaign with Donald Trump Jr.: report

    07/20/2018 8:29:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 20, 2018 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle is planning to leave the network to campaign for the 2018 midterm elections with her reported boyfriend Donald Trump Jr., CNN reported Friday. Guilfoyle will likely join America First Politics, a pro-Trump non-profit, according to the network. It’s not known when she’s planning on leaving Fox News. A spokesman for Trump Jr. tweeted Friday that Guilfoyle joining Trump Jr. on the campaign trail “is a win for the entire GOP.” “Kim is one of the most influential voices in the #MAGA movement and knows how to light up a crowd,” the spokesman, Andrew Surabian, tweeted....
  • Ocean County woman vows to pop Trump baby balloon

    07/19/2018 3:02:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Asbury Park Press | July 19, 2018 | Courtney Marabella and Mike Davis
    Link only due to copyright issues: https://www.app.com/story/news/weird/2018/07/19/ocean-county-woman-vows-pop-trump-baby-balloon/799786002/
  • Maxine Waters warns supporters of possible 'armed protests' against her

    07/19/2018 1:23:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | July 19, 2018 | Karma Allen, Good Morning America, ABC News
    Rep. Maxine Waters warned supporters on Wednesday of potential "armed protests" against her after an extremist group called for ongoing demonstrations outside her office in Los Angeles. In a lengthy statement issued late Wednesday, Waters, D-Calif., said she’d been notified about forthcoming protests by the Oath Keepers, which she described as "an anti-government militia" that's staged armed protests in cities across the country. She warned her supporters against being "baited" into counter-demonstrations or confrontations with the organization, which she said has a track record of "violent and provocative behavior." "I am requesting those individuals and groups planning a counter-protest to...
  • America was on display during Trump’s visit (Montana)

    07/19/2018 12:07:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Belgrade News ^ | July 19, 2018 | Will Bennett
    I was called a Nazi. This laughable political arrow was flung at me, my wife and kids, by a man driving in a minivan with anti-Trump posters taped to its many windows. “Your opinion means a lot to me,” yelled a lady standing next to me. We all chuckled. Yes, my family and I were some of the thousands of Montanans who made the pilgrimage to Great Falls to listen to the president speak. We didn’t get out of the house early enough (the disadvantage of living in a house full of girls) so we were part of the thousands...
  • Dem Socialist Ocasio-Cortez: Capitalism 'Will Not Always Exist in the World'

    07/18/2018 10:50:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 18, 2018
    New York Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez caused a stir for criticizing Israel’s "occupation” of Palestine in a recent interview. Ocasio-Cortez, who surprisingly won a New York Democratic primary on a socialist platform, made the remark during an interview on PBS’s "Firing Line" on Friday. The 28-year-old political newcomer was roundly criticized for making the statement then admitting that she is "not the expert at geopolitics on this issue." It wasn't the only controversial thing Ocasio-Cortez said during the "Firing Line" interview...
  • Trump’s critics reach absurd new heights

    07/18/2018 6:22:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | July 18, 2018 | Marc A. Thiessen, The Washington Post
    The definition of insanity is doing the same thing again and again and expecting to get a different result, which is one of the many reasons President Donald Trump’s news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin seemed so insane. Trump is trying to do something that both of his immediate predecessors tried to do: turn over a new leaf with Russia. They both failed, and so will he. Recall that George W. Bush entered the White House promising to end the “dead ideological rivalry” of the Cold War. At a 2001 summit with Putin in Slovenia, Bush declared, “I looked...
  • Trump is one of the biggest political ad spenders on Facebook

    07/18/2018 10:46:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Engadget ^ | July 18, 2018 | Mallory Locklear
    In May, Facebook began requiring political ads to disclose who paid for them and started collecting all political ads in a searchable archive. Now, researchers are using that information to see how politicians are incorporating the social platform into their campaigns. As the New York Times reports, researchers at New York University have conducted an initial analysis of political Facebook ads and found that President Trump is a leading spender. Of the 267,000 political ads that the research team was able to collect accurate information on from Facebook's archive, Donald Trump's campaign and his PAC were both top 10 ad...
  • Never-Trumpers should leave the GOP. But they need to think twice before following Comey's lead.

    07/18/2018 10:03:31 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 18, 2018 | Reed Galen
    Instead of simply trading in one bad party for a slightly less bad one, frustrated voters need to use this moment to push for credible alternatives. Last weekend’s Politico Magazine featured an historical retrospective of the rise and fall of major American political parties during the mid-1850s. Written by professor Joshua Zeitz, a historian and one-time Democratic candidate for Congress, the piece urges “Never Trump” Republicans to give up on the GOP, cast aside ideas of independence and join the Democratic Party. While deeply steeped in historical examples and context, Zeitz presents a false dichotomy to erstwhile Republicans. “Today’s Never...
  • Poll Finds 70 Percent of Republicans Approve of Trump’s Handling of Russia, Even After Helsinki

    07/17/2018 9:24:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    Slate ^ | July 17, 2018 | Elliot Hannon
    A new tracking poll from Reuters/ Ipsos Tuesday showed that rank-and-file Republicans not only continue to support President Trump, but refuse to believe he’s doing anything wrong. The most galling number from the survey is: 71 percent of Republicans approve of Trump’s handling of Russia. That support runs counter to much of the leadership of their own party, at minimum during the Helsinki summit. The poll was put into the field following the summit, so it should pick up any quiver of movement, but there still has not been a dip in GOP support for Trump’s Putin-loving approach. Overall, more...
  • Former Top Clinton Aide Blasts Air Horns At White House To Keep Trump Awake After Putin Summit

    07/17/2018 5:08:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    People Magazine ^ | July 17, 2018 | Emily Davies
    Six hundred people, 50 bullhorns, pots, pans and a collection of whistles welcomed President Donald Trump home to the White House as he touched down from his tumultuous trip to Helsinki. The ear-popping homecoming party was designed to keep the jet-lagged president awake—a last-minute protest pulled together with a single Tweet from a former top advisor to Hillary Clinton. “If someone flew home from Helsinki they’d get back to DC around 9pm. You know what I’d hate if I just got back & needed sleep? A bunch of people outside my home with bullhorns & air horns,” Philippe Reines, former...