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  • John Lewis, Donald Trump Is The Legitimate President Of The United States

    01/15/2017 10:03:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Post News Group ^ | January 15, 2017 | Zennie Abraham
    John Lewis, the famed Democratic Georgia Representative and civil rights leader, said that President-Elect Donald Trump is not a legitimate President. As much as I would like to reverse the clock and change the outcome of the election, everytime I think about that, I am reminded in my memory of how we, Democrats, failed to really come together under one unifying message.A lot of us were ignored by those in the DNC who achieved power-positions. Even long-time credentialed bloggers like me (Zennie Abraham, Zennie62.com, Zennie62 on YouTube) were ignored by the Clinton-controlled DNC brass, and left out of covering the...
  • California senator Feinstein says Russian hacking altered outcome of the election

    01/15/2017 7:26:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | January 15, 2017 | Sean Cockerham
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California said Sunday that Russian hacking altered the outcome of the presidential election. ďThat's what I believe. I've had all of the major classified briefings. I have been astonished at what has been a two-year effort at Russia to spear phish, to hack, to provide disinformation and propaganda wherever it really could,Ē said Feinstein, who until recently was the highest ranking Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee. ďIt's pretty clear that the hacking was of both political parties but with the aim of hurting Hillary Clinton and then, if Hillary Clinton were to win, the aim...
  • [FLASHBACK] Trumpís Deficient Ground-Game

    01/15/2017 2:01:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Outside the Beltway ^ | October 1, 2016 | Steven L. Taylor
    An interesting piece from the PBS Newshour, The Trump campaign has a ground-game problem: As the presidential election marathon breaks into a final sprint, the Trump campaign faces a jaw-dropping gap in the ground game: Hillary Clinton currently has more than three times the number of campaign offices in critical states than does Donald Trump. Those figures include both Trump offices and Republican National Committee victory offices, as confirmed by the Trump campaign. The contrast is a test for the conventional campaign model and points to the candidatesí stark differences in methods. Clinton is cleaving to the data-driven, on-the-ground machine...
  • Jeb Bush Goes from Low Energy to No Energy with Announcement GOP's Been Waiting For...

    01/14/2017 11:59:53 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Inddependent Journal Review ^ | January 13, 2017 | Michelle Ray
    In the event that you've been wondering what former Florida governor and GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush has planned for the future, you can rest easy now knowing that it ó probably ó won't involve running for office again. The Associated Press reports that Bush has joined The Foundation for Excellence in Education, an organization he founded to focus on pushing for ďchanges in education policy that often drawn opposition from teacher unions and Democrats.Ē Of his loss in the GOP race, Bush is quoted as saying: ďI just think this was my chance. The conditions of this election weren't...
  • How Cruz and Trump learned to like each other

    01/13/2017 11:07:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies
    The Politico ^ | January 13, 2017 | Eliana Johnson
    Ted Cruz was once one of Donald Trumpís most vocal critics. Now he's one of the president-elect's most important Senate allies. Ted Cruz met with Donald Trump exactly one week after Election Day. As it turned out, Cruzís tete-a-tete with the president-elect he had spurned from the stage of the Republican National Convention just months before wasnít the most consequential meeting he would have that day. After his talk with Trump, the Texas senator and his chief of staff, David Polyansky, then sat down with his chief strategist, Stephen Bannon, who sounded him out about his interest in filling the...
  • BBC: Jeb Bush Supporters Hired Former MI6 Spy to Create Trump Dossier

    01/12/2017 5:04:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    NewsMax ^ | January 12, 2017 | Reuters
    Christopher Steele, who wrote reports on compromising material Russian operatives allegedly had collected on U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, is a former officer in Britain's Secret Intelligence Service, according to people familiar with his career. Former British intelligence officials said Steele spent years under diplomatic cover working for the agency, also known as MI6, in Russia and Paris and at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London. After he left the spy service, Steele supplied the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation with information on corruption at FIFA, international soccer's governing body....
  • Trump laying the groundwork for 2020 reelection bid

    01/10/2017 8:09:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Politico ^ | January 10, 2017 | Alex Isenstadt and Kenneth P. Vogel
    Donald Trump plans to keep his Manhattan-based campaign headquarters open as he assumes the presidency Ė a move that represents a sharp break from his predecessors, and one that positions him to begin running for reelection in 2020. According to three people briefed on the plans, Trump intends to retain a skeletal campaign staff of around ten people with a senior aide at the helm. They will work in Trump Tower, the Midtown skyscraper that Trumpís 2016 campaign was based out of. The office will be overseen by Michael Glassner, a veteran Republican strategist and top campaign adviser who has...
  • Former Pro-Clinton Super PAC Staffer Says Sanders Backers Were Threatened

    01/10/2017 7:39:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 10, 2017 | Lachlan Markay
    Leaders of a pro-Hillary Clinton political group threatened to fire employees who questioned its founderís criticism of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, according to a former staffer. Employees of American Bridge 21st Century, an opposition research-focused super PAC that backed Clintonís candidacy, ďhad their employment threatened when they complainedĒ about the treatment of Sanders, said Will Urquhart, formerly an American Bridge video tracker. Urquhart revealed the groupís treatment of Sanders supporters in a pair of tweets on Tuesday. He was responding to statements by American Bridge founder David Brock, who publicly apologized on Tuesday for his treatment of Sanders. ďI recognize...
  • Trump Supporter Looks Ahead to New Administration (Asian-Americans for Trump)

    01/10/2017 5:12:50 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Rafu Shimpo ^ | January 9, 2017 | Matthew Ormseth
    Where many Asian Americans saw an exclusionist whose views on immigration evoked past injustices, Lisa Shin saw a pragmatist unafraid of addressing national security issues head-on, and whose economic savvy could create jobs and return America to the fore of the global economy. Shin, the daughter of South Korean immigrants, was one of President-elect Donald Trumpís most vocal advocates among the Asian American community during the election, and was invited to speak at the Republican National Convention earlier this year. Shinís father came to the U.S. to study mechanical engineering, and her parents became naturalized citizens shortly after. Her father...
  • Sanders: ĎI give Donald Trump his dueí

    01/09/2017 7:45:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 9, 2017 | Cyra Master
    During a CNN town hall style interview Monday night, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) was challenged to compliment Donald Trump. Sanders was asked a variety of questions, including from a student at George Washington University who noted that Sanders has called the president-elect a pathological liar and asked, ďin an effort to inspire a cohesive front,Ē if Sanders could name Trumpís ďstrongest attribute.Ē ďYou think I should say something good about him now?Ē Sanders asked with a smile. ďThatís not a hard question for me to answer,Ē he added. ďTrump took on the Republican establishment, he took on the Democratic establishment,...
  • Obama and Clinton loyalists grapple with Trump recession (May have to find real jobs)

    01/07/2017 2:48:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Politico ^ | January 7, 2017 | Sarah Wheaton
    Trumpís unexpected win has Democrats coping with a vastly smaller job market for their skills. The job market is about to get even more crowded for Washington Democrats, as thousands of Obama appointees join the hundreds of Clinton campaign staffers looking for employment. Thereís rarely been less demand for their services....
  • Clinton Not Finished? Hillary Considering NYC Mayoral Run

    01/05/2017 7:17:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    Heat Street ^ | January 5, 2017 | Emily Zanotti
    Ôāö Ôāô ÔɆ ÔäĀ After losing her second Presidential election, Hillary Clinton was, reportedly, set to retire from politics and use her time for more industrious pursuits, such as haunting the woods near her Chappaqua estate like some sort of pantsuitted Yeti. But it turns out that while her Presidential aspirations may have passed, she may be considering other political offices, including New York City mayor. Sources told Newsmax that Clinton has been discussing the possibility with close friends and strategists, and that her prospects look good¬ómuch better than if she were to take a third crack at a Democratic...
  • Inside How Trump Won the White Working Class

    01/05/2017 3:55:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Vanity Fair | January 5, 2017 | Ken Stern
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/01/how-trump-won-the-white-working-class
  • Breitbart unveils cover art for "How Trump Won"

    01/05/2017 2:13:25 PM PST · by LS · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/5/2016 | LS
    I'm told this will be released in e-book on 1/17, hardcover 2/27. I will be at CPAC this year, and it looks like I'll be on Fox and Friends Monday morning talking about the "Politically Incorrect Guide to the Presidents from Washington to Taft," which was already scheduled for release on Jan. 9.
  • Short list forming for the Supreme Court ó now and in the future?

    01/03/2017 5:42:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 3, 2017 | Ed Morrissey
    If Politicoís correct about the new administrationís Supreme Court strategy, Ted Cruz might have a long, long wait for a phone call. Donald Trumpís first major act as President will almost certainly be to fill the opening left by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, which has remained open for a year while Republicans blocked efforts at a lame-duck appointment of Merrick Garland. However, the focus of Trumpís strategists is not this opening, but the next one to come ó likely from the liberal wing of the court: While Scaliaís seat is the only current opening, Trumpís advisers are plotting...
  • Blue-state lawmakers want to keep Trump off 2020 ballot unless he releases tax returns

    01/03/2017 2:37:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Politics ^ | January 3, 2017 | Fenit Nirappil
    Lawmakers in several deep-blue states want to require presidential candidates to release their tax returns in order to appear on the ballot in those states, a sharp rebuke of President-elect Donald Trump's ongoing refusal to make his tax records public. A pair of Maryland Democrats on Tuesday announced they would introduce a bill mandating the release of five years of tax returns, mirroring similar proposals in New York, Massachusetts, California and Maine. If approved, the proposals could keep Trump from appearing on some ballots in 2020 if he continues breaking with the decades-long tradition of financial transparency and decides to...
  • 9 times the media attacked Trump supporters

    12/31/2016 11:45:54 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 31, 2016 | Eddie Scarry
    There probably isn't one particular thing that paved the way for a billionaire businessman-turned-reality TV star with no government experience to become the next president of the United States. But reporters and political commentators took turns pointing to nearly every possible lead to explain what "created" Donald Trump: the Tea Party, CNN, talk radio, the Republican Party and the Left, among them. Perhaps most notable was the blame placed on voters for exercising their right to select the next leader. Here are nine times, in no particular order, the national media blamed the voters for Trump's rise to the White...
  • Elizabeth Warren is readying for a presidential run in 2020, but it might be too late: News analysis

    12/31/2016 10:03:41 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | December 30, 2016 | Douglas Perry
    "It appears we're going to have an old folks' home." That's the ever-outspoken Harry Reid, Nevada's retiring senior senator, talking about Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders being the unofficial early front-runners for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. Warren, at 67, is the youngest of the Big Three, and she's the only one who excites both establishment Democrats and progressive activists. But is the senior senator from Massachusetts game for a presidential run? Some pundits believe she's already positioning herself for it. Warren, the former guiding light of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, recently announced she's joining the Senate's...
  • Top Democrats tested cocaine attacks on Obama

    12/29/2016 3:15:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Politico ^ | October 14, 2016 | Kenneth P. Vogel and Hanna Trudo
    A big-money group that included some of Hillary Clintonís top allies tested the effectiveness of attacking her 2008 rival Barack Obama for his admitted use of cocaine and his connections to Islam, hacked documents released Friday show. In the early stages of the 2008 Democratic presidential primary, a group known as Progressive Media commissioned a poll that asked more than 800 likely swing state voters about a number of possible lines of attack against Obama, but also against Clinton and the eventual Republican nominee, John McCain. The poll results and emails discussing the questions were among a batch of documents...
  • Sorry, Liberals. Bigotry Didnít Elect Donald Trump.

    12/26/2016 6:23:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The New York Times ^ | December 26, 2016 | David Paul Kuhn
    Donald J. Trump won the white working-class vote over Hillary Clinton by a larger margin than any major-party nominee since World War II. Instead of this considerable achievement inspiring introspection, figures from the heights of journalism, entertainment, literature and the Clinton campaign continue to suggest that Mr. Trump won the presidency by appealing to the bigotry of his supporters. As Bill Clinton recently said, the one thing Mr. Trump knows ďis how to get angry white men to vote for him.Ē This stereotyping of Trump voters is not only illiberal, it falsely presumes Mr. Trump won because of his worst...
  • Hillaryís Delusion: ĎIím Going to Run Again in 2020í

    12/26/2016 10:57:54 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 97 replies
    Edward Klein's Blog ^ | December 20, 2016 | Edward Klein
    Hillary Clinton intends to keep her campaign organization together for the next four years and run again for president in 2020. ďSheís convinced that, sooner than later, the voters will come to their senses and realize they made a horrible mistake by putting [Donald] Trump in the White House,Ē a source close to Hillary told Ed Klein Confidential. ďSheís sure the voters will beg her to get in the race and she says, ĎIím going to run again in 2020.íĒ Not all her advisers agree. In fact, several of them believe Hillary is in a bad wayódeeply depressed, drinking too...
  • President Obama claims he is 'confident' he could have beaten Trump in 2016

    12/26/2016 7:23:39 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    The Week ^ | December 26, 2016 | Jeva Lange
    President Barack Obama defended his vision of America on David Axelrod's The Axe Files podcast, claiming he is confident "that if I had run again and articulated [this vision], I think I could've mobilized a majority of the American people to rally behind it." The interview was the latest in Obama's post-election and pre-exit analysis, and he told his former senior adviser that despite Donald Trump winning, "what I would argue is, is that the culture actually did shift, that the majority does buy into the notion of a one America that is tolerant and diverse and open and full...
  • Cataloguing How Clinton Lost: Ignoring Sanders people's labor, data, and insights

    12/23/2016 3:04:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 20, 2016 | T. Becket Adams
    A thousand explanations have emerged since Election Day of how Hillary Clinton lost. The Russians and the FBI, two popular culprits, may have contributed in their own way to her defeat, but Clinton's own campaign deserves tons of blame. Since Election Day, remarkable reports have come out, alleging jaw-dropping errors by Clinton's team. We're trying to keep a running tally. The latest in the growing list of Clinton's reported campaign mistakes involves her chief primary rival, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and his supporters. Here's the gist: Clinton's campaign reportedly ignored advice and counsel from Sanders' people during the general election,...
  • Hillary Clinton Really Shouldnít Have Told Voters That Trump Wasnít a Normal Republican

    12/23/2016 1:42:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | December 23, 2016 | Eric Levitz
    Hillary Clinton spent much of last summer arguing that Ronald Reagan would never vote for Donald Trump. At the Democratic National Convention, a series of speakers ó including Barack Obama ó argued that the patron saint of the conservative movement would recoil at Trumpís authoritarian ethos. At a September press conference, the Democratic nominee suggested that the Gipper would be incensed to see the Republican nominee praise Vladimir Putin while disparaging the American president. One of her super-PACsí final campaign ads cast Reaganís ghost as a Clinton surrogate. The point of all this nostalgia for the man who killed off...
  • Why Hillary Clinton is still losing supporters

    12/23/2016 1:53:35 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The New York Post ^ | December 21, 2016 | Salena Zito
    ROCKVILLE, Md. ó Democratsí belief that new information revealed after Donald Trumpís election ó as when the reports of Russian interference spurred calls on the left for a revote or, failing that, for ďfaithlessĒ electors to abandon Trump ó would change votersí minds has taken another hit. A Pew Research survey Wednesday showed a whopping 97 percent of all voters would cast the exact same vote they did on Election Day, including 99 percent of Trump voters and 96 percent of Clinton voters. As with the recount that saw Clinton lose votes and the Electoral College vote that saw her...
  • Michigan Dem Meeting Breaks Into Violence as Clinton Fans Repel Sanders Partisans

    12/21/2016 9:55:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Observer ^ | December 21, 2016 | Michael Sainato
    On December 3, the Michigan Democratic Party held a committee meeting, open to the public and party members, to vote on delegates to represent Michigan at the Democratic National Committee. Unfortunately, rather than learning from Hillary Clintonís presidential election loss, and sincerely welcoming Bernie Sanders supporters into the party after scolding them for more than a year, the Democratic establishment has continued treating progressives as second class citizens. Michigan was one of the most closely contested races during the Democratic primaries. Sanders pulled off an upset victory there after polling suggested Clinton was likely to win. The most recent turmoil...
  • Conway: Trump rattled Hillary Clinton with Bill Clinton's accusers

    12/21/2016 2:11:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 21, 2016 | Mark Hensch
    President-elect Donald Trump's campaign manager says Trump unnerved Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton by promoting women who have accused her husband of sexual misconduct. Trump brought three women who have accused Bill Clinton of sexual assault or rape to the second presidential debate, along with a fourth woman who blames Clinton for representing her accused rapist in court. All four gave statements of support of Trump while seated alongside him during a press conference before the debate. ďListen, this is somebody whoís very scripted,Ē Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said of Clinton on Fox News Radioís ďHemmer TimeĒ Wednesday...
  • Trump to Name Carl Icahn as Adviser on Regulatory Overhaul

    12/21/2016 1:29:11 PM PST · by RayofHope · 35 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/21/2016 | DAVID BENOIT
    Billionaire investor Carl Icahn is expected to be named special adviser to the president on overhauling federal regulations, according to people familiar with the matter. Mr. Icahn, who has spent the past four decades battling big companies as an activist investor, already has been wielding influence in President-elect Donald Trumpís transition team. He is playing a central role in selecting the next chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, the people said. Interested candidates have reached out to him, and he is interviewing others at the request of Mr. Trump, the people said.
  • MTV's "White Guy Resolutions 2017" Might Just Earn Trump a Second Term

    12/21/2016 11:33:13 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Reason Magazine's Hit & Run Blog ^ | December 20, 2016 | Nick Gillespie, editor-in-chief
    We've gone beyond virtue-signaling to toxic brew of all-you-people-need-to-shut-up-and-listen-to-why-you're-the-problem ranting. MTVówhich famously took years to feature black musicians on its regular programmingóhas come full circle since its launch in 1981. It has released a short video titled "2017 Resolutions for White Guys." Among the suggestions, some of which were articulated by white folks who seemed plucked from the junior versions of Prairie Home Companion and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir: "Try to recognize that America was never 'great' for anyone who wasn't a white guy"; "Blue Lives Matter isn't a thing"; "stop bragging about being 'woke'; "feel free to take Kanye...
  • The Delegitimization Of Donald Trump

    12/20/2016 3:08:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | December 20, 2016 | David Catanese, Senior Politics Writer
    In a typical year, Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign would go down as one of the most startlingly deficient endeavors in political history. But a postliminary campaign by Clinton allies to shape why the heavily favored and first major party female nominee lost to an eccentric billionaire reality television star is already bending the storyline in their favor through a concerted media offensive meant to undermine the president-elect, his tactics and the ultimate outcome. The Clinton campaign's stunning and largely unforeseen loss has only hardened its own resolve to win the post-mortem of how it happened. In the six weeks...
  • Bill Clinton Tears Up After Casting Electoral Vote For Hillary

    12/20/2016 2:09:05 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | December 19, 2016 | Landess Kearns, Senior Editor, HuffPost Hawaii
    Bill Clinton cast his electoral vote for his wife, Hillary Clinton, in Albany, New York, on Monday, telling reporters afterward what a memorable experience it was. ďIíve never cast a vote I was prouder of,Ē a teary-eyed Clinton said. The former president, a Democratic member of the Electoral College for the state of New York, praised his wife for her perseverance through a complicated and hard-fought campaign. ďYou know, I watched her work for two years, I watched her battle through that bogus email deal,Ē Clinton said. ďShe fought through everything and she prevailed against it all.Ē(continued)
  • Minnesota Electors Cast 10 Votes for Clinton

    12/19/2016 6:57:26 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 16 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 12/19/16 | KSTP/AP
    Minnesota's 10 presidential electors have cast their ballots for Hillary Clinton. Clinton won the state and the electors were pledged to support her, but Monday's vote at the Capitol wasn't without minor drama. One elector, Muhammad Abdurrahman, cast his ballot for Bernie Sanders and it was immediately tossed out as required by law, with an alternate taking his place. Abdurraham was a delegate for Sanders at the Democratic National Convention.
  • Bill Clinton: Trump 'doesn't know much'

    12/19/2016 4:07:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 105 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | December 19, 2016 | David Wright
    Bill Clinton says President-elect Donald Trump "doesn't know much," but that "one thing he does know is how to get angry, white men to vote for him," according to a local paper near the Clintons' New York home. In comments to the weekly Bedford and Pound Ridge Record-Review, Clinton veered between defiance and bitterness while discussing the 2016 election -- blaming FBI director James Comey for his wife's defeat, and urging voters to "stay vigilant, stay alert" and "see where this changing political reality takes us." "James Comey cost her the election," Clinton said during a lengthy conversation, according to...
  • Trump Within Reach of Electoral College Win

    12/19/2016 1:01:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    ABC News ^ | December 19, 2016 | Stephen Ohlemacher, The Associated Press
    There were many protesters but few faithless electors as Donald Trump appeared to cruise toward 270 votes in the Electoral College on Monday ó ensuring he will become America's 45th president. Even one of Trump's fiercest Republican rivals, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, said it was time to get behind the president-elect. "We want unity, we want love," Kasich said as Ohio's electors voted to back Trump at a statehouse ceremony....
  • The Terrifying Aftermath of Hillary's Election Victory

    12/19/2016 1:07:03 AM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 29 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/18/16 | Kurt Schlicter
    The first few weeks after President-elect Clinton won the election set the tone for what she expected would be the next eight years, and that tone was neither gracious nor inclusive. She wasted no time in flaunting her 306 electoral votes and the Democratsí 52 seat Senate majority. ďAmerica has decisively rejected the hate embodied by Donald Trump and his deplorable supporters,Ē Hillary bellowed, as she gripped the podium unsteadily, still woozy from her 80 proof election night ďparty.Ē She went on: ďI have a massive mandate to impose fundamental change and usher in a new America! And let me...
  • Pa. electors get police protection: 'This is stupid'

    12/18/2016 9:43:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | December 17, 2016 | Angela Couloumbis and Karen Langley, the Harrisburg Bureau
    Facing a wave of calls, Pennsylvania electors sounding unshakable Thousands of emails land in their inboxes every day. Copies of the Federalist Papers and other books urging political courage are being mailed to their homes. They are even getting phone calls in the middle of the night. Such has been the life of Pennsylvania's 20 electors for President-elect Donald Trump since the Nov. 8 election. On Monday, they will travel to the state Capitol to cast their votes to assign Pennsylvania's 20 electoral votes to Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence during what has, in the past, been a ceremonial...
  • Trump team collusion with Russia an 'open question,' says Clinton aide

    12/18/2016 10:56:04 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 18, 2016 | David Morgan
    A top aide to Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign said on Sunday it was an "open question" whether President-elect Donald Trump's advisers colluded with Russia to hack into Democratic Party emails to try to sway the Nov. 8 election. Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta said there was evidence that Trump associates had contact with a Russian intelligence official and the website Wikileaks before U.S. intelligence agencies accused Russia of being behind computer attacks of Democratic emails, including Podesta's. "It's very much unknown whether there was collusion. I think Russian diplomats have said post-election that they were talking to the Trump campaign,"...
  • GOP electors targeted with $500K ad buy in final anti-Trump push

    12/17/2016 1:40:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    USA Today | December 17, 2016 | Heidi M Przybyla
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2016/12/17/gop-electors-targeted-500k-ad-buy-final-anti-trump-push/95562336/
  • Democrats are Willing to Provoke a War With Russia Over Lost Election?

    12/17/2016 11:45:00 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | December 16, 2016 | Kemberlee Kaye
    Professor Jacobson has covered the Democratís futile attempt to mount an electoral college insurrection in the hopes of turning over the results of the recent presidential election. Monday morning, establishment media outlets along with a bevy of Democrats decided Russia was to blame for Hillaryís embarrassing electoral loss. The sudden, unified chorus was an amusing sight to behold. I blogged: The Russian hacking/tainted election story line is a particularly fascinating coping mechanism in leftist elite circles. All signs point to a painfully out of touch party platform, the worldís worst presidential candidate, and a fundamental misunderstanding of the political landscape,...
  • No, Bernie Sanders Would Not Have Beaten Trump

    12/16/2016 8:36:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | December 15, 2016 | Marcus Johnson
    By now, who hasnít heard a Bernie supporter or surrogate claim that Sanders would have won the election against Donald Trump? The Sanders wing of the Democratic Party has developed a narrative that the Democratic Party was held back by Hillary Clinton. They claim that she was fatally flawed, that the DNC stole the nomination from Sanders, and that the ever so coveted white working class voter dislodged by globalization will never again vote for corporate interests. Of course, this narrative ignores the factsóthat despite Clintonís supposed flaws, she easily defeated Sanders in the primary via the pledged delegate count,...
  • Hillary Donors Could Have Fed 6 Million Hungry Children For A Year With Wasted Campaign Money

    12/16/2016 7:38:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 16, 2016 | Peter Hasson, associate editor
    Supporters of Hillary Clinton could have fed more than six million hungry children for a year with the money they poured into Clintonís failed presidential campaign. The New York Post reported Friday that Hillary Clinton and her supporters spent a record $1.2 billion in their unsuccessful efforts to get Hillary into the White House. Thatís enough to feed roughly 6.5 million hungry children for a year, according to figures from the World Food Programme....
  • Dallas Co. GOP Chair: Elector Changed Mind About Voting For Trump

    12/16/2016 6:39:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    KRLD-AM ^ | December 16, 2016 | Jack Fink
    Dallas County Republican Party Chairman Phillip Huffines criticized a North Texas elector who made national headlines after saying he wonít for Donald Trump for president. Christopher Suprun, a Republican from Cedar Hill, will join other Texas Republicans who were chosen as electors, at the state Capitol in Austin Monday afternoon. Huffines said he was frustrated, disappointed and angry when he heard Suprun announced in a New York Times Op-Ed earlier this month, that he would vote for another Republican, not the president-elect. Huffines said heís surprised because Suprun promised him in an email dated November 14, that he would vote...
  • Hillary: Russian hack an attempt to Ďundermine our democracyí

    12/16/2016 6:23:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 16, 2016 | John Sexton
    Hillary Clinton spoke to a group of donors in Manhattan Thursday and offered them, as an explanation for her loss, two factors. One was the letter from FBI Director Comey in the final weeks of the election. The other was Russian hacking of Democratic groups, which she said was an attempt to ďundermine our democracy.Ē From the NY Times: ďSwing-state voters made their decisions in the final days breaking against me because of the F.B.I. letter from Director Comey,Ē she said. The Russians, she said, sought to ďundermine our democracyĒ through cyberattacks on Democratic targetsÖ ďThis is not just an...
  • Questions raised about rťsumť of anti-Trump 'faithless elector' (Chris Suprun of Texas)

    12/16/2016 2:14:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    USA Today | December 16, 2016 | Mary Troyan
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2016/12/16/questions-raised-rsum-anti-trump-faithless-elector/95521638/
  • Democrats: Letís delay the electoral college vote

    12/15/2016 7:11:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 15, 2016 | John Sexton
    The latest twist in Democratsí campaign to undermine the electoral college has been bubbling up for about a week now. Yesterday, Rep. Don Beyer of Virginia posted a statement on his Facebook page saying the electoral college vote, scheduled to take place Monday, should be delayed: Recent, credible intelligence reports suggest a concerted effort by a foreign power to interfere in the outcome of our presidential election. I believe that Electors should be given all information relevant to this interference before they make their decisions and before they cast their votes. Congress must take whatever action is necessary to protect...
  • Alaska woman sues to block electors from voting for Trump

    12/15/2016 11:13:45 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | December 15, 2016 | Mark Thiessen, The Associated Press
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) ó A Hillary Clinton supporter from Anchorage is suing Alaska's three members of the Electoral College, claiming their anticipated votes for President-elect Donald Trump next Monday will violate her constitutional rights. Janice Park's lawsuit will be heard Thursday in federal court in Anchorage. It claims that since Clinton is winning the overall nationwide popular vote, her vote for Clinton will not be counted as a full vote since Trump will likely win the electoral college process. She claims this will deprive her of her Fifth Amendment rights of equal protection and the principal of one person, one...
  • Trump in Hershey: Crowd waits outside in bitter cold

    12/15/2016 10:13:01 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    WGAL-TV ^ | December 15, 2016 | Hannah McDonald
    Final preparations are underway for President-elect Donald Trump's visit to Hershey today as part of his "thank you" tour. (TWEET-AT-LINK) As News 8's Hannah McDonald reports, the cold weather is having an effect on guests who are waiting outside the Giant Center. Vice president-elect Mike Pence is also listed on the schedule. The "USA Thank You Tour" event at the Giant Center begins at 7 p.m.
  • War of Words Erupting Between Trump Team and White House

    12/15/2016 9:30:48 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    ABC News ^ | December 15, 2016 | Alexander Mallin
    A war of words has erupted between the White House and President-elect Donald Trump's transition team over reports of Russian interference in the 2016 election. The feud is in stark contrast to what both the Obama administration and Trump's team have emphasized is a smooth transition of power following a historically vitriolic presidential race. White House press secretary Josh Earnest has made repeated jabs at the president-elect and his team during press briefings, including with his suggestion this week that Trump knowingly benefited from Russian hacking into computer systems of the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton campaign....
  • What Jill Steinís Recount Effort Actually Accomplished

    12/14/2016 6:34:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | December 13, 2016 | Daniel Marans
    Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein¬ís attempts to recount the election results in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania are now over. Although Stein only secured a complete recount in Wisconsin, she is claiming to have won a victory for voters by exposing weaknesses in the voting system. In fact, Stein¬ís greatest service may have been to validate the Wisconsin results ‚Äē and thus demonstrate that voting irregularities did not tip the election in Donald Trump¬ís favor. ¬ďI¬íd like to think that the public appreciates that as a result of the examinations that occurred, that the results were not corrupted in any...
  • Hillary Clinton Blew Millions on States Already Wrapped Up to Deny Trump Popular Vote

    12/14/2016 3:37:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Wrap ^ | December 14, 2016 | Brian Flood
    Politico reports a ďfear that Trump would win the popular vote while losing the electoral voteĒ Hillary Clinton spent millions of dollars to attract voters in Chicago and New Orleans ó despite having their respective states locked up ó to keep Donald Trump from winning the popular vote, according to Politico. Politicoís Edward-Isaac Dovere published a lengthy piece on Wednesday titled, ďHow Clinton lost Michigan Ė and blew the election,Ē that details how the Clinton campaign ignored the crucial battleground state of Michigan and focused on states that didnít have a chance of impacting the Electoral College over fears that...