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  • Trump's favorability surges one month after election

    12/06/2016 7:53:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 6, 2016 | Gabby Morrongiello
    President-elect Trump's favorability rating has increased significantly since his victory last month, and most voters now believe the incoming Republican president will deliver on his promises to reform healthcare and other issues, a new poll shows. Forty-five percent of voters in the latest George Washington University battleground poll said they have a positive opinion of the president-elect, marking a 9-point increase from mid-October. The percentage of voters who continue to view Trump negatively has declined 12 percentage points – 61 to 49 percent – in the same period. Defeated Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, who recently joined the Green Party-led...
  • Hillary Clinton Loses 18,422 Votes in Day 3 of Wisconsin Recount

    12/05/2016 11:38:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    State Of The Nation ^ | December 4, 2016 | Higgins News Network
    In the Wisconsin Day 3 Recount Update 18,422 votes for Hillary Clinton were erased resulting in a 15,133 vote net increase for Donald Trump. Trump won Wisconsin by over 22,000 votes in Wisconsin but thanks to Jill Stein a recount is currently underway. So far the recount has made little news because, as Heavy reported at the end of day 2 of the recount, the net vote in Wisconsin had only changed by 3 votes. However, the Wisconsin Board of Elections just posted updated recount results for Day 3 on their recount update page and today’s net changes are much...
  • Group Sues to Demand Florida Election Recount

    12/05/2016 11:03:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Miami New Times ^ | December 5, 2016 | Jerry Iannelli
    Protect Our Elections, a liberal-leaning group based in Washington, D.C., says more than 160,000 votes in Florida weren't counted during last month's presidential election. The group claims each of those votes matters a great deal because Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton by 112,911 votes in the Sunshine State. Trump won by roughly 1.5 percent, a margin high enough to avoid the state's automatic-recount provisions. But last Friday, Protect Our Elections sued the state to contest the election, possibly throwing President-elect Trump's transition into an even greater state of turmoil. For the past 30 days, failed Green Party candidate Jill Stein...
  • Faithless electors group in contact with Clinton allies

    12/05/2016 4:00:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 5, 2016 | John Sexton
    The group of Democratic electors who are trying to prevent Donald Trump from becoming president have been in contact with Clinton allies. Politico reports: Advocates of the long-shot bid to turn the Electoral College against Donald Trump have been in contact with close allies of Hillary Clinton, according to multiple sources familiar with the discussions, but the Clinton camp — and Clinton herself — have declined to weigh in on the merits of the plan… In a sign of the sensitivity of the issue, former Clinton campaign officials declined repeated requests to comment on the Electoral College effort. DNC officials...
  • Jill Stein Demands Donald Trump End ‘Intimidation’ Against Vote Recount Efforts

    12/05/2016 12:46:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    The New York Observer ^ | December 5, 2016 | Madina Toure
    Dr. Jill Stein, along with her campaign staff and fellow Green Partiers, came all the way to Trump Tower this morning to blast his “anti-verification campaign” and tell him to stop spreading false information her recount efforts in three swing states. Early Monday morning, the Stein campaign announced that a federal judge in Michigan granted the campaign’s emergency request to immediately start the statewide recount. On Nov. 28, the campaign said Pennsylvanian voters filed recount requests in more than 260 precincts across the state and two days ago that it would file for emergency relief in federal court to demand...
  • The Latest: Stein explains recount push outside Trump Tower

    12/05/2016 10:09:52 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    WAFF-TV ^ | December 5, 2016 | The Associated Press
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Latest on the presidential recount efforts in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin (all times local): 12 p.m. Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein says her efforts to force recounts in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin are "about ensuring that all votes are counted and that voters can trust the system." Stein made the comments Monday outside of Trump Tower in New York City. The news conference had a circus-like atmosphere, as some of President-elect Donald Trump's supporters heckled Stein...
  • Trump could help Republicans pick up two more Senate seats

    12/04/2016 6:36:38 PM PST · by ChessExpert · 61 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 4th, 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    There is a reasonable chance that two more Democrat Senate seats could be lost to the GOP when the next Congress convenes.
  • From Obama to Trump: Four southeastern CT towns switch from blue to red in 2016

    12/03/2016 6:52:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Day ^ | December 3, 2016 | Martha Shanahan
    In 2012, voters across the region liked what they saw in Barack Obama. The president won the popular vote in 24 of the 25 towns in New London County in his bid for re-election, mirroring the support he got in Connecticut and across the country. Four years later, four of those towns had had enough. In Ledyard, Montville, North Stonington and Salem, turnout went up, support for Democrats went down and Donald Trump won hundreds more votes in each town than both Mitt Romney in 2012 and Trump's rival in 2016, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. They're not alone — 40...
  • Green Party drops recount case in Pennsylvania

    12/03/2016 4:18:36 PM PST · by entropy12 · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/03/16 07:07 PM EST | PAULINA FIROZI
    he Green Party is dropping its lawsuit to request a statewide recount of the election results in Pennsylvania. The Associated Press reported on Saturday that the party said it could not come up with a $1 million bond payment required by the court by Monday, when a hearing was scheduled. A court order filed Saturday called the matter "closed" after it said that petitioners had filed to withdraw the case. The Green Party had questioned whether voting machines had been hacked or manipulated
  • Green Party candidate to hold rally outside Trump Tower amid recounts

    12/03/2016 3:49:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Iranian Press TV ^ | December 3, 2016
    Green Party candidate Jill Stein is set to hold a rally along with her supporters in front of the Trump Tower in New York on Monday. Stein, who has initiated the process of vote recounts in the states of Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania following the 2016 presidential election, made the announcement on Saturday. GOP nominee Donald Trump won presidency on November 8 by flipping the three traditionally blue states, triggering calls for a recount pursued not by Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton but by Stein. Trump has vowed to block the efforts by having his lawyer file lawsuits against the move....
  • Ballot recount on hold after objection filed by Republican Party (Michigan)

    12/03/2016 3:15:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Petoskey News-Review ^ | December 2, 2016 | Matt Mikus
    County clerks across the state were preparing to start a recount on Friday of the ballots casted in Michigan for the President of the United States. But the count may wait to begin until Tuesday, if it happens at all. After a recount request was filed by Green Party candidate Jill Stein on Wednesday, representatives of the campaign for President-Elect Donald Trump filed an objection to the recount Thursday afternoon, according to a press release from the Michigan Secretary of State office. Michigan Republican Party spokesperson Sarah Anderson confirmed that the party planned to file an objection to the recount...
  • Clinton’s Asian American snub could have cost her Michigan

    12/02/2016 7:19:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Asia Times ^ | December 3, 2016 | Doug Tsuruoka|
    The almost razor-thin margins in battleground states that elected Donald Trump as the next US president have some observers wondering if Asian American voters might have helped to tip the balance for Hillary Clinton if events had taken a slightly different turn. Nowhere is this more apparent than in Michigan, where on November 28, the state’s election board certified Trump as the winner almost three weeks after the contest by two-tenths of a percentage point, or 47.6% to 47.4%. The margin of 10,704 votes was the closest in Michigan history. Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein is pressing for yet...
  • Trump returning to Iowa as president-elect

    12/02/2016 6:47:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Globe Gazette ^ | December 2, 2016 | Erin Murphy
    DES MOINES — President-elect Donald Trump’s victory tour includes a scheduled stop in Iowa. Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence are scheduled to hold a rally Thursday at the Iowa Events Center in downtown Des Moines, the Trump campaign confirmed Friday. Trump has been visiting various cities to celebrate his election victory and rally supporters across the country. He started the tour this week in Cincinnati and has another scheduled stop in North Carolina. Trump won Iowa by nearly 10 percentage points en route to his Nov. 8 election victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton. Back in February, Trump finished second...
  • Berks certifies election results; 'We're done' (Pennsylvania)

    12/02/2016 12:29:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    WFMZ-TV ^ | December 1, 2016 | Alexandra Hogan
    READING, Pa. - Results of the November 8 election are being recounted in Wisconsin, a movement led by Green Party candidate Jill Stein. Stein has questioned the integrity of votes cast in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan, but she hasn't presented any proof of wrongdoing. She's already raised more than $5 million for the recount. Election officials in Berks County moved forward Thursday and certified the votes that were cast in the election. "The election results are the election results," said Berks County Commissioner Kevin Barnhardt. Not everyone, however, is ready to accept them. "With the recount being done now, and...
  • Trump and Clinton campaign managers clashed angrily, compared war stories at Harvard conference

    12/01/2016 7:58:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    PBS Newshour ^ | December 1, 2016 | John Yang and James Blue
    CAMBRIDGE, MA — Would a fourth presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton closer to Election Day have changed the outcome? Clinton communications director Jennifer Palmieri thinks so — and she regrets not asking for one. Palmieri said Clinton did best directly comparing herself with now President-elect Trump. “It was Hillary unfiltered and the clarity of the choice,” she said. If she had asked, the Trump campaign would have agreed — and it wouldn’t have changed anything, said Trump’s deputy campaign manager David Bossie. After a shaky first debate, he said, Mr. Trump only got better and needed less...
  • 'Mnuchin played key role in Aab Ki baar Trump Sarkar campaign' (1.7 million more votes)

    12/01/2016 11:54:27 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Business Standard ^ | December 1, 2016 | The Press Trust of India
    Steven Mnuchin, US President- elect Donald Trump's pick for Treasury Secretary, played a key role in organising the 'Aab Ki baar Trump Sarkar' ad campaign close to the election, a Republican Hindu organisation said. Indian-American Shalabh Kumar, founder and president of the Republican Hindu Coalition (RHC), met with Trump in July at the residence of Mnuchin in Southampton, New York where he discussed his vision for the campaign. "Trump agreed to participate," RHC said in a statement. Kumar, who played a leading role in mobilising Hindus for Trump has been appointed to the Transition Finance and Inauguration teams, the media...
  • Donald Trump Expected to Contest Michigan Vote Recount

    12/01/2016 11:27:31 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Patch ^ | December 1, 2016 | Beth Dalbey
    President-elect Donald J. Trump is expected to officially object Thursday to Green Party candidate Jill Stein’s request for a laborious hand-recount of the state’s nearly 4.8 million ballots. Trump was declared the winner of the state’s 16 electoral votes by a margin of 10,704 votes on Monday. Fred Woodhams, a spokesman for the Michigan Secretary of State Office, said the objection would be filed by the end of day Thursday. Stein filed her recount request Wednesday, along with a check for $973,250 to cover the costs to recount ballots in Michigan’s 6,300 precincts. Secretary of State Ruth Johnson said Wednesday...
  • Get Ready: Hillary rumored to be considering another go at the White House in 2020

    11/30/2016 10:23:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 132 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | November 29, 2016 | Cassy Fiano
    Since Hillary Clinton was defeated in her second run for the presidency, many have assumed that she’ll finally be going away for good. If they think that, though, then they don’t know the Clintons. Not only is Hillary not leaving the public eye, she’s already considering another run for the White House in 2020… or so the rumors go. Sources say that Hillary’s recount efforts are just part of her long-term plan to run again in four years. And the person floating this idea is Ron Fournier, member of the White House Press Corps. (TWEETS-AT-LINK) Does Hillary think that she...
  • Jill Stein officially requests Michigan recount by hand

    11/30/2016 1:22:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Global News ^ | November 30, 2016 | David Eggert, The Associated Press
    LANSING, Mich. – Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein on Wednesday requested a full hand recount of Michigan’s presidential vote, making it the third state where she’s asked for another look at a race narrowly won by Republican Donald Trump. Stein had previously requested recounts of the presidential votes in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. President-elect Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton by 10,704 votes out of nearly 4.8 million ballots cast in Michigan, but Stein alleges that irregularities and the possibility that vote scanning devices could have been hacked call the results into question....
  • Obama: Trump had a 20 percent chance of winning

    11/30/2016 12:45:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 29, 2016 | Jordan Fabian
    President Obama says he wasn’t all that surprised by Donald Trump’s upset victory in the presidential election. “So I think the odds of Donald Trump winning were always around 20 percent,” Obama said in a Rolling Stone interview published Tuesday. “That [doesn't] seem like a lot, but one out of five is not that unusual. It's not a miracle." Obama spoke to the magazine’s publisher, Jann Wenner, the day after Election Day, when the level of shock at the White House seemed very high. Dozens of stunned staffers, many of whom had tears in their eyes, stood in the Rose...
  • The Latest: Former VP Dan Quayle visits Trump Tower

    11/29/2016 12:25:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies
    WBRC-TV ^ | November 29, 2016 | The Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) - The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump and his administration (all times EST): 2:17 p.m. Former Vice President Dan Quayle is among those visiting Trump Tower on Tuesday. Quayle entered the Manhattan high-rise that's home to President-elect Donald Trump accompanied by Kellyanne Conway, a top adviser to the incoming commander in chief....
  • Trump has already defeated the news media. And it’s unclear what we can do about it.

    11/29/2016 11:45:02 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    The Washington Post's The Plum Line ^ | November 28, 2016 | Paul Waldman
    Donald Trump is either a mad genius who has cracked the media code in a way no politician before him was able to do, or he’s a kind of political Mr. Magoo, stumbling randomly about yet achieving one success after another. We may never know which it is. But if we’re going to maintain our democracy, we have to figure out how to deal with the way Trump successfully manipulates the media. Perhaps, as some have suggested, Trump tweeted his ridiculous lie about millions of fraudulent votes on Sunday in order to distract people from this lengthy investigation in the...
  • Election officials not seeing Jill Stein's recount volunteers in Pennsylvania

    11/28/2016 6:34:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Patriot News ^ | November 28, 2016 | Christian Alexandersen
    Green Party's Jill Stein needed thousands of volunteers to help with a voter-initiated recount of Pennsylvania's election results. But, officials are not seeing it. In a video Sunday, Stein asked volunteers to print, complete and get notarized affidavits in an attempt to force an election recount in Pennsylvania. Election officials from around the state said they had received some calls about affidavits but not the thousands Stein needs. While Stein said volunteers were needed to submit their documentation by Monday, Wanda Murren, spokeswoman for the Pennsylvania Department of State, has said the deadline for a voter-initiated recount was Nov. 21....
  • How the Pennsylvania recount is going so far in Philly (not good)

    11/28/2016 5:01:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    Billy Penn ^ | November 28, 2016 | Anna Orso
    Updated 5:30 p.m. — As of close of business on Monday, the Philadelphia Board of Elections had received petitions from 74 (out of more than 1,600) divisions. Updated 3:45 p.m. — Jill Stein officially filed a lawsuit in a bid to force all of Pennsylvania’s votes to be recounted. Jill Stein’s effort to recount presidential votes in three swing states already appears to be sputtering in Philadelphia. While Stein, a former presidential candidate, has raised millions of dollars and filed for a recount in Wisconsin, the process in Pennsylvania is much more complicated. Candidates cannot file for a recount themselves....
  • It's Official: Donald Trump Wins Michigan; President-Elect Could Fight Recount

    11/28/2016 11:48:45 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Patch ^ | November 28, 2016 | Beth Dalbey
    Updated. President-elect Donald Trump, who was certified Monday as the winner of Michigan's 16 electoral votes, could contest a request for a recount of Michigan's nearly 4.8 million votes in the Nov. 8 general election. If he does, he could stretch the latest drama in a stunning election cycle well into December and close to the Electoral College vote. In the certified results, Trump led Michigan by 10,704 votes — 2,279,543 compared with 2,268,839 for Clinton. Trump hasn't said that he will take the step of contesting the recount, but he has been critical of the effort by Green Party...
  • Trump claims ‘serious voter fraud’ in 3 states

    11/27/2016 5:39:03 PM PST · by entropy12 · 106 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/27/16 | CYRA MASTER
    President-elect Donald Trump alleged Sunday evening that there were “serious voter fraud” issues in three states during the election, calling out results from Virginia, New Hampshire and California.
  • Trump's secret supports come clean now that the election is over

    11/26/2016 6:22:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    News Chief ^ | November 26, 2016 | James Rosen McClatchy Washington Bureau
    ORLANDO — Along the Interstate 4 corridor in the heart of Florida, the biggest swing region in the nation's biggest swing state, Donald Trump had a lot of backers. Many of them kept their enthusiasm to themselves. "I was guarded," Carol Foushi, a retired nurse, told a McClatchy reporter at the Millenia Mall in Orlando, a few miles from her home near Disney World. "People were passionate. They wanted Hillary; they wanted the first woman president. It was more for historic than for personal reasons." Her husband, John Foushi, used gallows humor in explaining his vote for the New York...
  • Jill Stein a Clinton Pawn in Push for Recount?

    11/25/2016 10:37:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Fox Business News ^ | November 25, 2016 | Matthew Wisner
    Former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein has raised nearly $5 million to fund efforts to push for a recount in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. This has led to speculation over what Stein hopes to gain from a potential recount or if she is being used by billionaire investor George Soros or Bill and Hillary Clinton. ‘Stacy on the Right’ Show Host Stacy Washington weighed in on the potential factors driving the push for a recount. “I saw something interesting this morning on ‘The Hill’ by writer Mary Chastain and she talked about the big deal with Donald Trump saying...
  • Something Feels Really Off About Jill Stein's Recount Effort

    11/25/2016 9:14:46 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Pajiba ^ | November 25, 2016 | Dustin Rowles
    Hillary Clinton’s lead in the popular vote has increased now to 2.1 million votes and counting. She has received more votes than any other white or female candidate in the history of the United States. Indeed, Donald Trump may have garnered more votes than any other Republican in history, but he’s getting trounced in the popular vote. By the time counting has finished, Clinton’s 2+ million vote lead over Donald Trump will be a bigger vote lead than 28 eventual Presidents had over their opponents. It’s not exactly a landslide (Obama beat McCain by 9 million votes, and Romney by...
  • The numbers are in: Trump wins Michigan by 10,704

    11/23/2016 3:01:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 93 replies
    The Detroit Free Press | November 23, 2016 | Kathleen Gray, Lansing Bureau
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.freep.com/story/news/politics/2016/11/23/donald-trump-wins-michigan-votes/94360852/
  • Joe Scarborough argues Trump will benefit from low expectations: 'Obama came in as black Jesus'

    11/23/2016 8:54:15 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Business Insider ^ | November 23, 2016 | Maxwell Tani
    Joe Scarborough argued Wednesday that Donald Trump is benefiting from low expectations. During a "Morning Joe" panel, the MSNBC host implied that President Barack Obama disappointed many voters who had high expectations for his presidency. "Obama came in as black Jesus. I don't want to come in as redneck Jesus, if I'm a president of the United States. You want to come in like Ronald Reagan where people underestimate you," Scarborough said. Scarborough also argued that left-leaning writers had "done Donald Trump a favor" by highlighting support for Trump from white supremacists, including a video that showed members of a...
  • Trump critic Mark Cuban stays mum on sitdown with Steve Bannon

    11/23/2016 8:32:21 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    CNBC ^ | November 23, 2016 | Jacob Pramuk
    Mark Cuban, one of Donald Trump's most vocal critics, met with the president-elect's key advisor Steve Bannon, according to reports. They met Tuesday at the King Cole Bar at the St. Regis Hotel in New York, according to TMZ, which first reported on the meeting and published a picture of the pair. (TWEET-AT-LINK) Asked whether he could confirm the meeting or give details on what was discussed, Cuban told CNBC that he would "have to pass." The billionaire entrepreneur and Dallas Mavericks owner endorsed Democrat Hillary Clinton in the presidential election. He repeatedly criticized Trump in appearances on CNBC during...
  • Gov. Nikki Haley picked to become UN ambassador, sources say

    11/22/2016 10:18:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Post and Courier ^ | November 22, 2016 | Andy Shain
    COLUMBIA -- President-elect Donald Trump is picking South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to become his U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, The Post and Courier has learned. The move, expected Wednesday, continues the steep political rise of the daughter of Indian immigrants that started six years ago when the Bamberg native was elected as South Carolina’s first female and minority governor. The planned nomination to the cabinet-level post, confirmed by multiple sources with knowledge of the decision, is likely to raise questions about Haley’s qualifications for a major foreign policy role since she has little diplomatic experience as state lawmaker...
  • Trump: Son-in-law Kushner could help broker Israeli-Palestinian peace

    11/22/2016 6:11:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 22, 2016 | Jordan Fabian
    President-elect Donald Trump said Tuesday he may tap his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, to help broker a peace agreement between the Israelis and Palestinians. Trump told a group of New York Times journalists that Kushner likely wouldn't take a formal role in possible Middle East peace talks, but could nonetheless serve as a player....
  • Trump's victory: the night a machine predicted humans better than the humans

    11/22/2016 1:45:30 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Campaign ^ | November 9, 2016 | Lisa De Bonis
    President Donald Trump. It's fair to say pollsters, political commentators and experts on both sides of the Atlantic didn't believe they would ever see that. And neither did I. If you listened to us all on the airwaves it was clear that most believed common sense would prevail and prevent someone so polarising and unpredictable being elected to the most powerful office in the world. But there was one expert in a TV studio that, if it had had a voice, would have been saying something like "I told you so". EagleAi was designed and built by Havas for ITV...
  • Trump Towercam - Kellyanne Conway impromptu presser on CSPAN

    11/21/2016 7:27:33 PM PST · by bigbob · 10 replies
    CSPAN ^ | 11-21-16 | CSPAN
    CSPAN pool feed from the lobby of Trump Tower with sporadic interviews and comments from Trump staff and visitors. Replays of specific comments may be available on the CSPAN site.
  • Schumer: Trump should pick 'mainstream' candidate to fill Supreme Court vacancy

    11/20/2016 2:26:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 157 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 20, 2016 | Ryan Lovelace
    Incoming Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said he wants President-elect Trump to select a "mainstream" candidate to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. Asked by NBC on Sunday whether he was comfortable filibustering any Trump nominee for the court, Schumer dodged answering the question directly. "I hope that President Trump picks a mainstream candidate," Schumer said. "A mainstream candidate is somebody you may not agree with on every issue, but basically believes in precedent." NBC's Chuck Todd interrupted Schumer and asked, "What does that mean? Can he nominate somebody in your mind...
  • Keep crying wolf about Trump, and no one will listen when there’s a real crisis

    11/20/2016 1:09:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The New York Post ^ | November 20, 2016 | Kyle Smith
    It’s contrary to the laws of nature for a tabloid writer to tell the gentry media not to go berserk. It’s like a cat telling his owner to stop coughing up hairballs or Iron Man asking Captain America to be less arrogant. Here at The Post, our mission statement does not include understatement. We provide journalistic Red Bull, not Sominex. Nevertheless, a word of neighborly advice to our more genteel media friends, the ones who sit at the high table in their pristine white dinner jackets and ball gowns. You’ve been barfing all over yourselves for a week and a...
  • Jim Webb: Poor White People "Don't Think Democrats Like Them"

    11/19/2016 2:57:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | November 16, 2016 | Tim Hains
    Former Senator, Democratic candidate for president and Secretary of the Navy under President Reagan, Jim Webb, says that in recent years the Democratic Party has grown more and more hostile towards the white working class. In this interview with FNC's Tucker Carlson, Webb says that, "in the last eight years, the Democratic Party has moved into interest group politics and in many cases white working people have become the whipping post." JIM WEBB: The base of the Democratic party used to be working people, regardless of race, ethnic, or ethnic identity, sexual orientation, et cetera. That was a Roosevelt agenda....
  • Trump opponents try to beat him at the Electoral College

    11/19/2016 10:31:55 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    WECT-TV ^ | November 19, 2016 | Kimberlee Kruesi and Bill Barrow, The Associated Press
    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Grassroots campaigns have sprung up around the country to try to persuade members of the Electoral College to do something that has never been done in American history - deny the presidency to the clear Election Day winner. Activists are circulating online petitions and using social media in hopes of influencing Republican electors to cast their ballots for someone other than President-elect Donald Trump and deprive him of the 270 Electoral College votes needed to become the next occupant of the White House. "Yes, I think it's a longshot, but I also think we're living in...
  • Trump Trumps Clinton

    11/17/2016 1:47:19 PM PST · by Yogi60 · 21 replies
    The 11th Hour Online ^ | 11-17-2016 | Bill Knowles
    We’re finally done with Election 2016 and to almost everyone’s surprise the new President-elect does not wear a pantsuit. How did Donald Trump pull off the biggest political upset in modern history? Does anyone really know for sure why and how it happened and how nobody saw it coming? Here are the reasons in my opinion, anyway, in no particular order. The email scandal that continued to dog Hillary finally bit her in the ass completely when FBI director James Comey found the Weiner-grams that linked back to her and her lack of good judgment. Comey ultimately wussed out on...
  • Bernie Sanders: It Would Be ‘An Outrage’ If Donald Trump Prosecuted Hillary Clinton

    11/17/2016 10:32:15 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | November 17, 2016 | Jennifer Bendery, White House & Congressional Reporter
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said Thursday it would be an “outrage” if President-elect Donald Trump followed through with threats to prosecute Hillary Clinton over her use of a private email server as secretary of state. “It would be almost beyond comprehension to think that a new president would be involved in the prosecution of his opponent who ended up getting some 2 million more votes than he did,” Sanders told reporters at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast. “It would completely divide this country. It would be an outrage,” he said. “I would hope very, very, very much that Mr. Trump...
  • Congressional Clinton probes will go forward post-election, GOP lawmakers say

    11/15/2016 4:31:39 PM PST · by RayofHope · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/15/2016 | Catherine Herridge, Pamela K. Browne
    The probes, which cover allegations that Clinton lied to Congress about her email practices in October 2015 and that government records were destroyed, are ongoing and not dependent on the election's outcome, two senior Republican senators said. "I still don't have the information I need," Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, told Fox News. Johnson said the work of his committee, with jurisdiction over government records and the mishandling of classified information, would be careful not to disrupt President-elect Donald Trump’s priorities.
  • Cuomo Launches Hate Crime Hotline After Trump Win

    11/15/2016 2:45:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Observer ^ | November 15, 2016 | Will Bredderman
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo launched a statewide emergency call-in system today to deal with a burst of racially and religiously-motivated incidents following the incendiary election of Donald Trump to the presidency. The Democratic governor rolled out the toll-free number—(888) 392-3644—in Rochester this afternoon, and encouraged New Yorkers who think they may have been the victim of a bias crime to ring. Since Trump’s shocking victory one week ago on a fiercely anti-immigration platform, spray-painted swastikas have proliferated at college campuses like the New School and the State University of New York at Geneseo, in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish enclave of Crown Heights...
  • No, the Electoral College won’t make Clinton president instead of Trump

    11/15/2016 12:44:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Vox ^ | November 11, 2016 | Andrew Prokop
    Donald Trump won Tuesday’s presidential election. But many liberals and progressives have begun clinging to one faint hope that he could still be stopped — through the Electoral College. Tuesday’s vote was technically not to make Trump president, but only to determine who the 538 electors in various states across the country will be. It is those electors who will cast the votes that legally elect the president on December 19. In modern times, the casting of electoral votes has been a purely ceremonial occasion where the results in the states have been rubber-stamped. But one idea spreading on left-leaning...
  • TRUMP TRAIN - Transition Thread - 10 weeks +/-

    11/15/2016 5:07:34 AM PST · by RayofHope · 1,029 replies
    Deplorable-Elects ^ | 11/15/2016 | RayofHope
    Good morning to all, rumors/leaks abounding on Trump's cabinet/staff choices. Should be hearing about them soon.
  • Laura Ingraham considered for White House press secretary post

    11/14/2016 1:00:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    CNN Money ^ | November 14, 2016 | Brian Stelter, Dana Bash and Jim Acosta
    Conservative radio talk show host Laura Ingraham's next microphone could be behind the White House press briefing room podium. Ingraham is under serious consideration for White House press secretary, sources confirmed to CNN on Monday. Other people are in contention for the post as well, the sources said. But Ingraham's name stands out because of her nationally syndicated talk radio show and her close ties to Trump. Ingraham, 53, spoke at the Republican National Convention over the summer and advised Trump ahead of the fall debates. She has also advocated for Trump on her radio show and in numerous Fox...
  • Tolerant Educators Exile Trump Voters From Campus: Glenn Reynolds

    11/14/2016 6:46:02 AM PST · by blam · 11 replies
    USA Today ^ | 11-14-2016 | Glenn reynolds
    Tyler Durden/Glenn Harlan Reynolds November 14, 2016 Authored by Glenn Harlan Reynolds, first posted in USA Today With puppies, Play-doh and coloring books, safe spaces and therapy sessions turn universities into a joke. One of the more amusing bits of fallout from last week’s election has been the safe-space response of many colleges and universities to the election of the “wrong” candidate. But on closer examination, this response isn’t really amusing. In fact, it’s downright mean. Trump’s substantial victory, when most progressives expected a Hillary landslide, came as a shock to many. That shock seems to have been multiplied in...
  • TRUMP TRAIN - Transition Thread - 10 weeks +/-

    11/14/2016 4:54:28 AM PST · by RayofHope · 196 replies
    Deplorable-Elects ^ | 11/14/2016 | RayofHope
    Good morning Deplorable-Elects! Bear with me as this is the first thread of this nature I have posted. I believe this is going to be the most exciting period in our history going back many decades. Even more so than the Reagan years. Hang-on, it's going to be a whirlwind ride!
  • Trump pollster: Trump won because he was slightly behind

    11/13/2016 12:48:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 13, 2016 | Nikita Vladimirov
    John McLaughlin, a pollster for Donald Trump, on Sunday partly attributed the businessman's win in the presidential election to polls that showed him behind for most of the campaign. McLaughlin compared Trump's victory to the come-from-behind campaign of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last year, saying there were a number of similarities between the races. "We don't want to be ahead. Because if we are ahead, all of the sudden the psychology changes, the media focus attack on us even more so than they were doing," McLaughlin said in an interview with radio host John Catsimatidis. "But there is an...