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  • Pritzker Calls for Bizarre Protest After Trump Strips Transgender Protections (They're CRAZY!)

    02/23/2017 12:12:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    WMAQ-TV ^ | February 23, 2017 | Tom Schuba
    Prospective Democratic gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker slammed President Donald Trump Thursday for stripping federal protections that allowed transgender students to use school bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identities, but his idea for a protest raised some eyebrows. ďAs a protest against Trumpís rescinding protections for trans kids, everyone should use the other genderís bathroom today,Ē Pritzker tweeted alongside the hashtag #protecttranskids....
  • Keith Ellison Supporters Warn Of Fallout If He Loses DNC Chair Race

    02/23/2017 2:26:31 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | February 21, 2017 | Daniel Marans
    Days after the November election, the progressive wing of the Democratic Party was ascendant. There was no greater sign of its rising stature than the momentum Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota was enjoying in his race to chair the Democratic National Committee. Ellison, co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and a supporter of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) during the 2016 presidential primary, was racking up endorsements not only from Sanders and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), but establishment figures as well, including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers ó both of...
  • Podesta: 'Forces within the FBI' may have cost Clinton election

    02/21/2017 5:17:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Politico ^ | February 21, 2017 | Aidan Quigley
    Former Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta said Monday that ďforces within the FBIĒ may have sought to elect Donald Trump as president. ďThere are at least forces within the FBI that wanted her to lose,Ē Podesta said during an interview with John Heilemann hosted by NewCo. Podesta offered no evidence to back-up his speculation. ďIím not sure they really understood the alternative, but they wanted her to lose. I think thatís one possibility.Ē These ďforcesĒ could have played a role in FBI Director James Comeyís controversial decision to alert Congress 11 days before the election that the FBI was...
  • Trump supporters see a successful president ó and are frustrated with critics who donít

    02/20/2017 11:41:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 19, 2017 | Jenna Johnson and David Weigel
    MELBOURNE, Fla. ó Many of President Trumpís most dedicated supporters ó the sort who waited for hours in the Florida sun this weekend for his first post-inauguration campaign rally ó say their lives changed on election night. Suddenly they felt like their views were actually respected and in the majority. But less than one month into Trumpís term, many of his supporters say they once again feel under attack ó perhaps even more so than before. Those who journeyed to Trumpís Saturday evening event on Floridaís Space Coast said that since the election, they have unfriended some of their liberal...
  • Hillary Clinton's staffers are keeping up the fight

    02/19/2017 1:31:08 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | February 18, 2017 | Eric Bradner
    Zac Petkanas thought he was done with politics after the 2016 election. He was ready to move into the private sector -- or maybe chase a dream job in the art world. Then his boss, Hillary Clinton, lost. Within 48 hours -- infuriated by the Cabinet prospects being floated by Donald Trump's transition team, like Wisconsin sheriff David Clarke for homeland security secretary -- Petkanas had decided he couldn't change careers yet. "Tuesday was the election. Wednesday I was sleepless and tired and very sad," he said. "And Thursday I got extremely angry." Petkanas quickly transitioned from Clinton's director of...
  • Epic line forms for Trump rally in Florida, reaches a mile outside the gate

    02/18/2017 3:26:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    The Blaze ^ | February 18, 2017 | Sarah Lee
    According to Twitter uses on the scene, attendees waiting to hear President Donald Trump speak at the Orlando-Melbourne International Airport hangar waited several hours to get in and the line reportedly stretched at least one mile past the gate. Other journalists tweeted out images of the crowd inside the hangar, which looked to be sizable and eager to hear Trump speak in what the White House has called a ďcampaign event.Ē Citizen journalists were also documenting the event as Air Force One arrived around 5:30 p.m....
  • Trump Book Hits New York Times Bestseller List

    02/16/2017 6:40:42 AM PST · by mandaladon · 9 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 16 Feb 2017
    Despite a major media blackout of a blockbuster new book on the Trump presidency, The New York Times reports that it is debuting at No. 6 on its bestseller list. In this Sunday's New York Times, David Horowitz's "Big Agenda: President Trump's Plan to Save America," will be the No. 6 bestseller in the nation for both hardcover nonfiction books and e-book/hardcover nonfiction. Released the week of President Donald Trump's inauguration, the book immediately shot to the top of online bestseller lists, including Amazon. "Big Agenda" is the first major book to be released on Trump's presidency. It reveals what...
  • Trump would beat Elizabeth Warren in hypothetical 2020 presidential election, poll shows

    02/15/2017 8:55:44 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | February 15, 2017 | Adam Edelman
    President Trump would beat Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-.Mass) in a hypothetical presidential election matchup but would lose to a generic Democrat, a new poll out Wednesday showed. Trump would defeat Warren, a darling of the left-wing of the Democratic Party, 42%-36%, the latest Morning Consult / Politico poll showed. But Trump would lose to a "generic Democratic candidate" 43%-35%, indicating substantial vulnerability amid the ongoing controversy surrounding the relationship top Trump aides have had with Russian operatives....
  • Clinton Officials Denounce Alleged Trump Campaign Officialsí Contacts With Russia

    02/14/2017 9:40:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    NBC News ^ | February 14, 2017 | Phil Helsel
    Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign spokesman Tuesday night called the information in a New York Times report ó which said intercepted phone calls showed that officials of Donald Trump's campaign had repeated contacts with Russian intelligence officials ó a "colossal scandal." Brian Fallon, the Clinton campaign's press secretary, said on Twitter that the report, posted online Tuesday night by The New York Times, proved "everything we suspected during the campaign."(continued)
  • The Daily 202: DNC chair candidates say Clinton lost because she talked too much about Trump

    02/13/2017 3:29:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Washington Post's PowerPost ^ | February 13, 2017 | James Hohmann and Breanne Deppisch
    BALTIMORE ó Every leading contender to take over the Democratic National Committee believes Hillary Clinton focused too much on attacking Donald Trump at the expense of articulating an affirmative case for holding the White House. During their final showdown before the chairmanís election in Atlanta on Feb. 25, there was consensus that the partyís problems derive mainly from subpar organization and communication ó not anything fundamental. ďWe forgot to talk to people,Ē said Tom Perez, who was secretary of labor until last month and a finalist to be Clintonís running mate last summer. ďIím a big believer in data analytics,...
  • If You Think Russia Stole the Election, Answer This Question.

    02/13/2017 11:16:28 AM PST · by comonbaby · 28 replies
    For some time now we have been hearing media pundits, politicians, and celebrities tell us that the Russians stole the election from the grasps of Hillary Clinton and gave it to Donald Trump. Personally, I donít understand how some emails being released could have caused such a huge electoral college shellacking. Donald Trump won by 74 votes (a margin that by Presidential election standards is not even close). Nevertheless, I like to think I am a fair person. That is why Iíll play along for a moment with the notion that the Russians successfully swayed the opinions of millions of...
  • Trump is surprising me in a good way: Column

    02/12/2017 8:40:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    USA Today | February 10, 2017 | Dan Lucas, The Salem Statesman Journal
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/nation-now/2017/02/10/trump-surprising-me-despite-misgivings-column/97743022/
  • Hillary Clinton Twitter trolls Trump and gets stung by Kellyanne Conway for it

    02/09/2017 7:54:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Blaze ^ | February 9, 2017 | Carlos Garcia
    President Trumpís former campaign competitor Hillary Clinton took to Twitter to poke at him on Thursday after his travel ban executive order had been struck down by an appeals court, and she had a very simple message.(TWEET-AT-LINK)The reference is to the legal battles heís lost over the ban, with this latest one being the most dire. But, it didnít take long for Trumpís top advisor, Kellyanne Conway to come back at her with her own snarky tweet: (TWEET-AT-LINK) Those, of course, are the states that Trump flipped in the election to rip victory from Hillary and devastate the Democratic party....
  • Tucker Carlson: I think Elizabeth Warren would have beaten Trump last year

    02/09/2017 2:41:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 93 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 9, 2017 | Allahpundit
    Via the Right Scoop, I donít know that Iíd go that far. But Iím also not sure, as I said yesterday, that Warren will be as useful a hate object to the GOP as it hopes and expects. Tuckerís not sure either: ďI donít know, though. I mean, I see your point, I think itís a smart point, but I also think ó in fact, Iíd bet money ó that if Elizabeth Warren had received the Democratic nomination, sheíd be the president right now, because she is in line with what Democratic voters think. She has a worldview, she can...
  • Dear GOP: Gird Your Loins and be ready for Battle over the Supreme Court

    02/09/2017 6:38:15 AM PST · by DWW1990 · 14 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 2/9/2017 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    If you think the riots and marches are bad now, wait until President Trump gets a chance at filling a second or even third vacancy on the Supreme Court of the United States. The ďnastiness,Ē vulgarities, property damage, and violence we see now are nothing compared to what we will witness if the American left sees the legality of their perverse sexual agenda threatened. With the nomination of Justice Neil Gorsuch to fill the seat vacated as the result of the death of Antonin Scalia, liberals at every level of political involvement are already throwing a hissy-fit.
  • The Left Hates You. Act Accordingly.

    02/08/2017 5:38:02 AM PST · by blam · 59 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 2-7-2017 | Kurt Schlichter
    They hate you. Leftists donít merely disagree with you. They donít merely feel you are misguided. They donít think you are merely wrong. They hate you. They want you enslaved and obedient, if not dead. Once you get that, everything that is happening now will make sense. And you will understand what you need to be ready to do. You are normal, and therefore a heretic. You refuse to bow to their idols, to subscribe to their twisted catechisms, to praise their false gods. This is unforgivable. You must burn. Crazy talk? Just ask them. Go ahead. Go on social...
  • Donald Trump Had A Superior Electoral College Strategy

    02/06/2017 7:07:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Five Thirty Eight ^ | February 6, 2017 | Nate Silver
    By one measure, Wisconsin was the most important state in the nation in November. According to FiveThirtyEightís tipping-point calculation, it was the state that put Donald Trump over the top to 270 electoral votes and the White House. (Or at least arguably it did: Pennsylvania has a competing tipping-point claim.1 ) So hereís an interesting question: How many times did Hillary Clinton visit Wisconsin during the general election? The answer: Zip, zilch, nada. She didnít set foot in the Badger State after losing the Democratic primary there to Sen. Bernie Sanders in April.2 So, case closed, right? Clinton had an...
  • Trump sets Democratic field ablaze with anger

    02/06/2017 5:04:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Politico ^ | February 6, 2017 | Gabriel Debenedetti
    The price of entry for the 2020 presidential primary is ferocious opposition to the president. The Democratic base is so roiled and enraged after only two weeks of Donald Trumpís presidency that a take-no-prisoners posture toward the White House is emerging as the price of entry for the 2020 primary. An election that could have focused on economic inequality and the excesses of Wall Street ó the issues that animate the leftís leading tribunes, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren ó is already shaping up as a contest about the intensity of the resistance to Trump. ďIn almost 20 years of...
  • Dems launch 'unprecedented early' effort to capture GOP districts

    02/03/2017 1:00:10 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 2, 2017 | Mark Hensch
    The House Democrats' campaign arm on Thursday announced it has begun hiring staffers in 20 targeted districts held by Republicans in an effort to reclaim the majority in 2018. ďThe launch of our ĎMarch into Ď18í accountability project comes at a time of excitement and opportunity for Democrats,Ē Rep. Ben Ray LujŠn (D-N.M.), the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's chairman, said in a statement. ďThe organic strength of the womenís marches, Affordable Care Act rallies, and protests across the country provides further evidence that Democrats are on offense this cycle ó and the DCCC is ready to capture that energy,Ē he...
  • Clinton tweets: 'What I'm thinking about today'

    01/31/2017 2:00:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 31, 2017 | Mallory Shelbourne
    Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Tuesday tweeted that she is thinking about Khizr Khan, the father of a U.S. Army captain who was killed in Iraq, and an Iraqi interpreter who can reportedly no longer come to the United States due to President Trumpís latest executive order.(TWEET-AT-LINK) The tweet comes three days after Trump signed an executive order imposing a 90-day ban on citizens from seven predominantly Muslim countries entering the United States. The Khizr Khan and his wife, Ghazala, are from Pakistan, which is not included on Trump's list. The order also calls for a 120-day ban...
  • President Trump sent FedEx courier a $10,000 check in the mail (Feel good story)

    01/30/2017 9:33:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Washington Post DC Politics ^ | January 30, 2017 | Justin Jouvenal
    The evening before his inauguration, President Trump took time to meet with a 24-year-old FedEx courier from rural Illinois. In a tent behind the Lincoln Memorial in D.C., the soon-to-be president praised Shane Bouvet for his work as a volunteer on his campaign, hugged him and then promised him an extraordinary thank you: a $10,000 check. The unusual meeting was arranged after Trump said he read a profile about Bouvet in The Washington Post. The struggling single father had spent nights working and days volunteering for Trump, who Bouvet hoped could bring renewal to his home town of Stonington, Ill.,...
  • Could Someone Like John Edwards Have Saved the Democrats?

    01/29/2017 12:29:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | January 29, 2017 | David Byler
    What happened to President Obamaís majority? The surface-level answer to this question is simple. Donald Trump won over a supermajority of white working-class voters while holding on to many traditional Republicans, allowing him to win the Electoral College. At the same time, down-ballot Republicans built on their solid showings in 2010 and 2014, which helped them retain control of Congress and significant power in the states. But thereís a deeper dimension to this question. For the past eight years, election wonks have been arguing about whether Democrats have an unassailable majority in presidential politics. The theory was straightforward: As the...
  • The secret meaning of Donald Trump's revolutionary first 100 hours

    01/26/2017 6:31:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Fox News Opinion ^ | January 26, 2017 | Richard Manning
    Donald Trump walked into the Oval Office on the first Monday of his presidency less than 100 hours ago, and what has ensued is a frenzy of focused activity aimed at national and job security. Through a series of executive actions, the president has been checking off his campaign promises like a Friday to-do list before a three-day weekend. Authorize building the wall, check. Streamline federal regulations on building pipelines, check. Order a regulatory streamlining plan from the Commerce Department to ease burdens on manufacturers increasing the number of jobs, check. Implement ďextreme vettingĒ of asylum seekers from certain Middle...
  • Did Donald Trump Carry Minnesota?

    01/26/2017 1:35:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Powerline ^ | January 26, 2017 | John Hinderaker
    Voter fraud is in the news again, with President Trump vowing an investigation and the liberal media assuring us that voter fraud does not exist. My question is always: why are they so confident that there is little or no fraud, when so few efforts are made to look for it? Here in Minnesota, there is no possible way for anyone to know how much voter fraud occurred last November. Minnesota is a same-day registration state, and more than 500,000 voters register on the day of a presidential election. The Minnesota Voters Alliance explains why that is a problem: Two...
  • Analysis: Did Democrats Miss the Boat on the Womenís March?

    01/25/2017 6:14:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 25, 2017 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    Millions of people showed up to protest the new Republican President in one of the largest demonstrations in history and the Democratic Party was barely in sight. This weekend's enormous women's marches in Washington, D.C. and elsewhere are the latest signs that the official Democratic Party apparatus, hobbled by a post-election lull that saw it lay off staff and freeze some operations, has so far missed out on opportunities to head the resistance to Donald Trump. Only one of the seven candidates vying for the chairmanship of the Democratic National Committee, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, attended a march, while...
  • David Brock Memo Lays Out Plan to Defeat Trump Through Impeachment

    01/24/2017 9:58:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 23, 2017 | Debra Heine
    Progressives mapped out ways to combat newly sworn-in President Trump at a liberal confab at the swanky Turnberry Isle resort in Aventura, Fla., over the weekend. The confab, organized by Media Matters founder David Brock, attracted more than 100 well-heeled progressive donors who came to plot and scheme ways to neutralize Trump, The Washington Free Beacon reports. The tireless Clinton defender is reportedly aiming to build a liberal donor network for the left that rivals that of the Koch brothers. A confidential memo from Brock, obtained by The Free Beacon, outlined plans to use his numerous organizations to defeat President...
  • President Trump, home alone, puts out the White House welcome mat

    01/24/2017 2:51:56 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | January 24, 2017 | By Jeff Zeleny, Senior White House Correspondent
    President Donald Trump is home alone, so suddenly one of the hottest new tickets in town is an invitation to the White House. The President is going to start hitting the Washington dinner party circuit. In most cases, actually, his guests will come to him as he tries building bridges in a city that he has spent years railing against. "It's very good -- a beautiful relationship," said Trump, all smiles Monday as he hosted congressional leaders at the White House for his first round of evening visitors. A piano played Billy Joel's "New York State of Mind," as the...
  • Why Trump Won't Have To Worry About Protestors At The Inauguration (Trump Tweet)

    01/19/2017 5:38:26 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 40 replies
    Twitter via Gab.ai ^ | Jan 19 2017 | Donald J Trump
  • Trump Inauguration Protesters Work Hard For His Re-Election

    01/18/2017 8:22:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 18, 2017 | Robert Tracinski
    Protesters against Donald Trumpís inauguration are flooding to DC and putting forth their best effort to ensure that there will be a second Trump inauguration to protest four years from now. Iím not boasting or gloating about this outcome. I didnít want there to be a first Trump inauguration, and I probably wonít be too happy about a second one, either. Yes, a lot can and will go wrong with the Trump administration over the next four years, so itís impossible to predict the next election. But everything in the behavior of Trumpís opponents on the Left tells us they...
  • Rep. Maxine Waters Struggles To Explain Why Trump Should Be Impeached [VIDEO]

    01/16/2017 5:25:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 16, 2017 | Christian Datoc
    Democratic California Rep. Maxine Waters had difficulty explaining why she thinks Donald Trumpís campaign attacks against Hillary Clinton are impeachable offenses while being interview by MSNBCís Chris Matthews Monday night. Waters, who will join Georgia Rep. John Lewis in boycotting Trumpís inauguration on Friday, first ran into difficulty when Matthews asked why some Democrats still view Trump as ďillegitimate.Ē (VIDEO-AT-LINK) "If thereís some sort of ó as you call it ó collusion,Ē the Hardball host noted. ďThen what? Does that make Trump subject to impeachment? Just generally, tell me what you mean by the term.Ē ďWell hereís what Iím trying...
  • 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 · 33 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...