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  • Martin O’Malley: Trump pushing more voters left in time for midterms (In Iowa. He's running?)

    09/22/2018 2:27:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Quad-City Times ^ | September 22, 2018 | Ed Tibbetts
    Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley was in Davenport on Saturday, saying controversies in the White House are pushing unaligned voters to the left in a way that will help Democrats in this year’s midterm elections. “The crazier things get out of that Trump White House, the more independents look our way, and they’re coming our way strong,” O’Malley told more than 40 people at Scott County Democratic headquarters. O’Malley said that President Donald Trump has been a great recruitment tool for Democrats, and this year’s midterms are a chance to push back on the 2016 losses. “Great countries sometimes make...
  • 'That was collusion in action': Beto O'Rourke calls up Trump's Russia summit to rebuke Ted Cruz

    09/22/2018 2:15:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Business Insider ^ | September 22, 2018 | David Choi
    Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke of Texas took a verbal swing at his Republican rival, Sen. Ted Cruz, and his ties with President Donald Trump, during a debate on Friday, in the final weeks of a heated and closely watched midterm election in the state. Speaking at an auditorium at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, O'Rourke contrasted Cruz's recent conciliatory statements about Trump, and the harsh criticism Cruz had for Trump when they were both candidates in the 2016 Republican primary....
  • Democratic senators in red states are in a lose-lose situation

    09/22/2018 11:53:59 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 16 replies
    (snip) The Kavanaugh confirmation vote could make the difference in determining who will control the Senate after the November elections. And it might be that red-state Democrats find themselves in a lose-lose situation. A vote for Kavanaugh would have been an easy way for Democrats such as Sens. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.), Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), Joe Manchin (W.Va.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) to remind voters back home that they are not intimidated by — or tools of — the angry left. But now it is hard to see how any Democratic senator will get a pass from party leadership. Depending on...
  • Melania Trump: Lying media out to ‘destroy’ Trump, supporters

    09/21/2018 11:09:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 21, 2018 | Paul Bedard
    First lady Melania Trump has apparently had enough. In a fundraising memo to GOP supporters, the soft spoken Trump has ripped the media and Democrats for lying about her husband and his supporters. “Democrats and the opposition media are doing everything they possibly can to discredit Donald with false accusations by spreading their fake news and making it appear that he does not have the support of America’s voters,” she penned....
  • Lt. Gov. candidate compares Trump immigration policies to a 'race to create a superior race'

    09/21/2018 4:53:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Journal-Sentinel | September 21, 2018 | Molly Beck
    Link only due to copyright issues: https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/elections/2018/09/21/mandela-barnes-calls-trump-policies-race-create-superior-race/1382272002/
  • Donald Trump to be DEPRIVED of 2016 presidential campaign's SECRET weapon in 2020

    09/20/2018 7:36:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Express ^ | September 21, 2018 | Martina Bet
    DONALD TRUMP will be left without his secret campaign weapon in the 2020 presidential election, as Facebook has announced it will not offer the same support to US President as it did in 2016. The tech-giant declared its change in policy claiming that it will focus on providing support and information to all politicians and campaigns on its website politics.fb.com rather than visiting campaign headquarters. The company’s decision comes after more than a year of controversy over its role in the Trump campaign, with many alleging Facebook gave the American firebrand preferential treatment. In an interview with CBS News' 60...
  • Trump, Cruz mend fences and try to save each other

    09/20/2018 1:23:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | September 20, 2018 | Betsy Klein
    Donald Trump questioned his Christianity, insulted his wife's appearance, suggested his father was involved with President John F. Kennedy's assassination and nicknamed him Lyin' Ted. Ted Cruz called Trump a "sniveling coward," a "pathological liar" and "utterly amoral." It's all water under the bridge now, as Cruz fights to hold his Senate seat in deep-red Texas and the President struggles to keep a Republican majority in the Senate. Trump has volunteered himself, as well as two of his most high-profile surrogates -- his children, Don Jr. and Ivanka -- to appear alongside the Texas senator as his re-election race tightens....
  • What to Look For in Friday’s First Debate Between Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke

    09/20/2018 12:20:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Texas Monthly ^ | September 20, 2018 | R.G. Ratcliffe
    Two politicians not known for brevity will face off at 6 p.m on statewide television. When Republican incumbent U.S. Senator Ted Cruz and his Democratic opponent, Beto O’Rourke, face off in their first debate Friday, watch as two long-winded politicians struggle for brevity. This past weekend, a reporter asked Cruz a simple question about Hurricane Harvey. His answer lasted 3 minutes, 57 seconds—which is forever on television. O’Rourke recently used 3 minutes, 38 seconds to give his defense of National Football League players taking a knee during the national anthem to protest police violence against blacks. The abridged version of...
  • Warren attacks Kavanaugh for saying, 'What happens at Georgetown Prep, stays at Georgetown Prep'

    09/19/2018 8:33:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    MSN News ^ | September 19, 2018 | Naomi Lim, The Washington Examiner
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., questioned embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's attitude toward his behavior in high school on Tuesday after a clip of him addressing his time at Georgetown Preparatory School circulated on social media. "I can't imagine any parent accepting this view," Warren tweeted. "Is this really what America wants in its next Supreme Court Justice?" During a 2015 speech at Columbus Law School at the Catholic University of America, Kavanaugh joked about his high school experience, saying, “What happens at Georgetown Prep, stays at Georgetown Prep.” In the snippet, first unearthed by MSNBC, Kavanaugh was referring to...
  • Hillary Clinton: Trump will 'wholesale fire people' after midterm election

    09/18/2018 10:29:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 19, 2018 | Dennis Romero
    Clinton says Trump supporters don't "fully appreciate what is potential under this presidency." Hillary Clinton predicted Tuesday that President Donald Trump will "wholesale fire people" in the White House and become increasingly unaccountable, if Democrats don't check his power by winning a majority of seats in the House or Senate in the November midterm elections. Clinton made the remarks during the former secretary of state's appearance on MSNBC's "The Rachel Maddow Show." "What I worry about, Rachel, is that after this election this president is going to wholesale fire people," Clinton said. " ... And if we [Democrats] don’t have...
  • President Trump to hold rally in Springfield (Friday in Missouri)

    09/18/2018 6:26:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Joplin Globe ^ | September 18, 2018 | Tyler Wornell
    President Donald Trump will visit Springfield on Friday for a Make America Great Again Rally, his second stop in Springfield in the past year. Trump's 2020 re-election campaign is holding the rally at JQH Arena, 685 S. John Q. Hammons Parkway. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the event begins at 6:30 p.m. People interested in attending can register at donaldjtrump.com. The event comes after Trump, citing Hurricane Florence, canceled a re-election rally in Cape Girardeau scheduled for last Thursday. Friday will mark the third public event Trump has held in Missouri. He went to Springfield and St. Charles last...
  • Hirono: Kavanaugh Is Fudging the Truth (Democratic Senator from Hawaii)

    09/18/2018 12:44:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Politico Magazine ^ | September 18, 2018 | Edward-Isaac Dovere
    Senator Mazie Hirono thinks Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is not telling the truth about the sexual assault he allegedly committed as a teenager. She thinks he wasn’t telling the truth to the Judiciary Committee when he claimed not to remember any sexual misconduct by a judge he clerked for who was forced to resign last year after allegations from more than a dozen women. And the Hawaii Democrat says that if she gets to question Kavanaugh in another hearing, she’s going to tell him that the revelations over the weekend—when Christine Blasey Ford came forward to accuse Kavanaugh of...
  • Maxine Waters Suggests “Knocking Off” Trump Then “Going After” Pence

    09/17/2018 6:57:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | September 17, 2018 | Kemberlee Kaye
    “There are those who say, ‘What if we get rid of him? Then we’ve got that Vice President and he’ll be worse.’ I say knock off the first one and then go after the second one. We have the power.” You can always count on Rep. Maxine Waters to give away the plans to destroy Trump’s presidency and administration. The latest of which occurred Friday and included a suggestion to “knock off” Trump, which was greeted with applause and cheers. The National Newspaper Publishers Association gave Waters a National Leadership Award and Waters used her platform to trash Trump. Watch:...
  • Hillary Clinton in blistering new attack on Trump: 'Our democracy is in crisis'

    09/17/2018 2:32:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | September 17, 2018 | Ed Pilkington in New York
    Hillary Clinton has unleashed a blazing attack on Donald Trump, accusing the man who beat her in 2016 in the race for the White House of cruelty, negligence, corruption, dishonesty, racism and malevolence that have combined to put democracy in America into crisis. In an afterword to the new paperback edition of her book on her 2016 presidential election defeat, What Happened, Clinton makes her most excoriating takedown yet of Trump’s character and actions since he took office. The essay, published on Monday by the Atlantic, accuses the sitting president of undermining basic democratic values and positioning himself as a...
  • Michael Moore Thinks Donald Trump Or ‘One Of His Minions’ Wrote Anonymous NYT Op-Ed

    09/16/2018 9:04:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | September 16, 2018 | Hayley Miller
    The “Fahrenheit 11/9” director also said Americans should expect the “evil genius” to be re-elected in 2020. Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore said he believes President Donald Trump either wrote or directed one of his staffers to write the anonymous Op-Ed in The New York Times that described an alleged “resistance” effort within his administration. “Trump or one of his minions wrote it,” Moore told CNN in an interview published Sunday. “He’s the master distractor. He’s the king of the misdirect. If we have learned anything by now, it’s that he does things to get people to turn away.” He continued:...
  • Save the Democrats! Vote Republican

    09/15/2018 8:10:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The National Review ^ | September 15, 2018 | Heather Wilhelm
    The arguments for doing the converse are getting a little silly. If you’re a long-time Republican voter, you’ve likely by now heard the growing and insistent and highly concerned media refrain: Republicans who truly care about America will vote for Democrats this fall. In RealClearPolitics last month, columnist Froma Harrop addressed the woes of Republicans in the age of Trump, offering her take on the only honorable options for this fall: “You can follow the lead of GOP strategist Steve Schmidt, conservative columnist George Will and others who have fled the party. Or you can stay in and help a...
  • Omarosa: Hillary Clinton Was 'Robbed' in 2016 and 'I Was a Co-conspirator'

    09/15/2018 6:37:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    Newsweek ^ | September 11, 2018 | Harriet Sinclair
    Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman has said that Hillary Clinton was “robbed” in the 2016 presidential election, describing herself as a “co-conspirator” in what happened. In an interview with The View on Monday, the ex-Apprentice contestant spoke about her time in the White House and the recordings she made of President Donald Trump while she worked with him. “You know, Hillary Clinton was robbed,” Manigault Newman told The View’s panel, hosted by Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin, and Abby Huntsman. “And I was…a co-conspirator in that robbery.” Speaking about Clinton, Manigault played a recording she said was...
  • Maxine Waters Unloads on Trump: ‘The Most Deplorable, Despicable Human Being’

    09/15/2018 4:58:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | September 13, 2018 | Rob Bluey
    Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., escalated her ongoing feud with President Donald Trump, calling him “the most deplorable, the most despicable human being” and advocating his impeachment. Waters received a hero’s welcome, including two standing ovations, at the annual Congressional Black Caucus Foundation conference Thursday in Washington. Introduced as a leader of the “resistance,” Waters spoke for more than 30 minutes about the Trump administration’s policies related to criminal justice. After finishing her prepared remarks, she made her most pointed comments about the president. “This is a bad time—to put it mildly. I’ve never seen anything like it in my life,”...
  • Florida Governor Gillum (D) 48%, DeSantis (R) 42%

    09/15/2018 4:42:34 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 190 replies
    Rassmussen ^ | 09/11/18 Poll | Rasmussen
    Friday, September 14, 2018 Democrat Andrew Gillum holds a six-point lead over Republican Ron DeSantis in the race to be Florida’s next governor. The first Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey of the race finds that Gillum earns 48% support to DeSantis’ 42% among Likely Florida Voters. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate, and eight percent (8%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) Among voters who say they are certain to vote in the upcoming election, Gillum leads 49% to 44%.
  • President Trump to rally in Las Vegas, Sept. 20

    09/14/2018 11:56:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    KSNV-TV ^ | September 14, 2018 | Ashley Forest|
    LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — President Donald Trump will be making a stop in Las Vegas next week. He will be speaking at a "Make America Great Again" rally on Thursday, Sept. 20. The rally will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Doors are open to the general public at 4 p.m. The president is expected to speak around 7 that evening. This is the eleventh rally that President Trump has held in Nevada and the seventh rally in the Las Vegas area since he first began his race for president in June 2015.