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  • Report: Expect ‘Full Trump,’ Unchained, in 2018

    12/30/2017 7:22:36 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 22 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | 12-29-2017 | Matthew Boyle
    If you thought President Donald Trump was great in 2017, you ain’t seen nothing yet: wait until Trump 2018, a report from Axios’s Mike Allen on Friday morning argues. Citing multiple sources who have met or spoken recently with the president, Allen reports that those in the know in Washington should expect the “full Trump” in 2018—the president’s upcoming second year. “If you ask some close to President Trump what worries them most about 2018, it’s not Robert Mueller’s probe,” Allen writes under a headline saying to expect Trump to be “unchained” in 2018. “It’s that establishment guardrails of 2017...
  • The Memo: Five Republicans who could primary Trump in 2020

    12/28/2017 6:36:20 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 93 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12-27-2017 | Niall Stanage
    Will President Trump face a challenge from within his own party in 2020? Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake (R) seems to think so. On Sunday, Flake told ABC’s “This Week” that if the president did not change his approach, he “is going to leave a huge swath of voters looking for someone else.” Flake, a frequent Trump critic, added that the president is “probably inviting a Republican challenge.” Any challenger to Trump would face enormous hurdles. The president remains popular among Republican voters, even as he endures historically low approval numbers at large. In most polls, around 80 percent of GOP...
  • What It Was Like Working for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Election Campaign

    12/01/2017 4:22:29 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Teen Vogue ^ | November 30, 2017 | Lynette Nylander
    Hillary Rodham Clinton is the guest-editor of our Volume IV issue, on newsstands nationally December 5. She will keynote at the first-ever Teen Vogue Summit in conversation with actress, scholar, and activist Yara Shahidi. The Teen Vogue Summit will take place on December 1 & 2 in Los Angeles. Tickets and information are available here. On November 9, 2016, the day after the election, the world watched Hillary Clinton deliver a concession speech that spoke of the “deeply divided” nation the presidential race had left in its wake. Observing from the sidelines, eyes filled with tears, were her heartbroken campaign...
  • Trump stands firm in support for Roy Moore

    11/26/2017 3:08:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Auburn Plainsman ^ | November 26, 2017 | Tracy Wilkinson, Tribune Washington Bureau
    President Donald Trump Sunday reiterated support for Roy Moore, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Alabama, despite numerous allegations of sexual misconduct and harassment against him "We can't let Schumer-Pelosi win this race," Trump posted on Sunday morning. He was referencing Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., who head the Democratic contingents in their respective chambers of Congress. Numerous women have come forward to accuse Moore, an ultra-conservative Republican, of various degrees of sexual harassment, including assault, when he was in his 30s more than 30 years ago. One of the accusers was 14 years old...
  • Why 2020 will be the year of the woman

    11/25/2017 10:24:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Politico ^ | November 26, 2017 | Bill Scher
    One year after a Republican accused of sexual misconduct was elected president, and Democrats are the ones in turmoil about misogynistic behavior in their ranks. Renewed media attention on sexual harassment and assault led to the twin New York Times and New Yorker exposés on Harvey Weinstein, the Hollywood mogul and Democratic donor. But Democrats did not rally to protect one of their own, and his attempt to curry sympathy with a pledge to fight the NRA fell flat. The subsequent #MeToo phenomenon continues to upend the left-leaning political and media worlds, with accusations of inappropriate behavior ensnaring liberal darling...
  • Trump and his voters are drawn together by a shared sense of defiance

    11/25/2017 4:52:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    NBC News ^ | November 25, 2017 | Bill Schneider
    The American tradition is not deference to authority; it's defiance of authority, even when the cause is hopeless. Sociologist Seymour Martin Lipset once wrote that the United States was, in fact, peopled by “runaways from authority” — settlers seeking freedom from abusive governments and members of dissenting religions seeking freedom from established churches. Defiance is Donald J. Trump's signature attitude; it was the defining characteristic of the 2016 Trump campaign. Trump defied the political establishment, the news media, conventional wisdom, common decency, former President George W. Bush, Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.), former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney and even the...
  • Democrat Failing to Excite Key African-American Base in Alabama Race

    11/24/2017 9:25:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Newsmax ^ | November 24, 2017 | Cathy Burke
    Alabama Senate candidate Doug Jones's surging campaign is in danger of falling short in its must-reach goal of energizing African-American voters, the Washington Post reported. "As of this day, I would say no," retired UPS worker Donald Williams told the Post about enthusiasm among black voters. "And this is Doug Jones's problem. He's got to get out and get the voters energized." Amid a string of sexual misconduct allegations that've rocked the campaign of GOP candidate Roy Moore, the Jones camp believes he could pull off an unlikely victory if he can mobilize African-American voters, who make up about a...
  • O'Malley: Democratic party 'regenerating itself, almost like after a bad forest fire' (Laff riot)

    11/22/2017 10:54:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    KQAK-FM ^ | November 22, 2017 | ABC Radio
    According to former Maryland governor and 2016 presidential candidate Martin O’Malley, former President Obama, the Democratic National Committee, and the Clintons bear responsibility for miscalculations that weakened the Democratic party in recent elections. “What is happening now is the party is regenerating itself, almost like after a bad forest fire,” O’Malley told ABC News’ Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl and Political Director Rick Klein on the Powerhouse Politics podcast. He says the “fire” started in 2008. He believes Obama squandered the energy of his candidacy. “Rather than infusing that energy into the veins of the Democratic party and making...
  • Former DNC head 'absolutely' questions legitimacy of Trump's election

    11/22/2017 4:24:59 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    USA Today | November 21, 2017 | Susan Page
    Link only due to copyright issues: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/11/21/former-dnc-head-absolutely-questions-legitimacy-trumps-election/885571001/
  • Conrad Lucas, America's youngest GOP chairman, is running for Congress in West Virginia

    11/20/2017 2:56:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 20, 2017 | Aaron Carpenter
    Conrad Lucas, the youngest GOP state party chairman in the United States, has announced he’s running for Congress. Lucas, who just turned 36, has served as chairman of West Virginia’s Republican Party since 2012, when he was just 30 years old. He is ready to bring fresh leadership to Washington and help Donald Trump pass his agenda through Congress. Lucas listed his accomplishments as GOP chairman in a phone interview with the Washington Examiner, and explained how he plans to serve the people of West Virginia’s 3rd Congressional District....
  • Who Are The Millennials Who Support Trump?

    11/20/2017 12:49:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Refinery29 ^ | November 20, 2017 | Andrea González-Ramírez
    Even though most millennials voted for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 U.S. election, about a third supported Donald Trump for president. Now, more than a year later, a new report is shedding light on what motivated them to support the Republican candidate — and how they feel about the job he is doing in the White House. Spoiler alert: The results might surprise you. About 35% of millennials who voted cast a ballot for Trump in 2016, according to the 2017 Millennial Impact Report. (About 51% voted for Hillary Clinton, 12% for a third-party candidate, and 2% didn't vote for...
  • Jones blurs radical abortion stance to steal Moore votes

    11/20/2017 11:51:29 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    OneNewsNow ^ | November 19, 2017 | Michael F. Haverluck
    Doug Jones – the Democratic Senate candidate looking to capitalize on sexual harassment allegations waged against Republican rival Roy Moore – is trying to change his radical anti-life, pro-abortion stance to usher in the pro-life votes of his competitor. Dubbed a full-term abortion backer from his own comments and political platform, Jones is reportedly attempting to mask his extreme views on abortion to court Alabama voters in an overwhelming pro-life state. The old Kerry flip-flop? Looking to distance himself from previous comments he made on the hot-button issue – including the fact that he rejects any restrictions on abortion until...
  • At Least Republicans Are Controlled By Their Voters

    11/19/2017 9:55:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Post-Journal ^ | November 20, 2017 | The Editors
    Turmoil has been the order of the day among leaders of both the Republican and Democratic parties. Listing all the many concerns of millions of voters who have been loyalists of either party would require a book. But a book by Donna Brazile, formerly chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, makes one difference between the two parties crystal clear. It is that Democrat leaders, who frequently present themselves as the real voice of the people of America, are no such thing. It was made clear more than a year ago that, despite the best efforts of many in the Republican...
  • Hillary Clinton: Trump 'is obsessed' with me

    11/18/2017 8:05:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    The Politico ^ | November 18, 2017 | Nolan D. McCaskill
    Former secretary of state and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Saturday described President Donald Trump as “obsessed” with her continued public presence. “Apparently, you know, my former opponent is obsessed with my speaking out,” Clinton said in an appearance alongside her husband, former President Bill Clinton, at a forum in Little Rock, Arkansas, commemorating the 25th anniversary of his election. “Apparently there was another, somebody told me, tweet today. Honestly, between tweeting and golfing, how does he get anything done? I don’t understand it. Maybe that’s the whole point.” Trump revived his “Crooked Hillary” moniker via Twitter on...
  • Republican senator caught on live mic saying GOP was 'toast' ......

    11/18/2017 7:35:01 AM PST · by entropy12 · 59 replies
    yahoo ^ | 11-18-17 | MARK OSBORNE
    Good Morning America Republican senator caught on live mic saying GOP was 'toast' under leadership of Roy Moore, Donald Trump Good Morning America MARK OSBORNE,Good Morning America 4 hours ago Reactions Sign in to like Reblog on Tumblr Share Tweet Email Republican senator caught on live mic saying GOP was 'toast' under leadership of Roy Moore, Donald Trump (ABC News) Sen. Jeff Flake, a frequent sparring partner of President Donald Trump, continues to make enemies in his own party after calling the GOP "toast" while unaware he was still on a live mic. Flake, R-Ariz., was at a tax reform...
  • Alabama governor plans to vote for Moore even though ‘I have no reason to disbelieve’ accusers

    11/17/2017 8:05:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 17, 2017 | Brandon Carter
    Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) said Friday she still plans to vote for GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore, despite the mounting sexual misconduct allegations leveled against him. "I believe in the Republican Party, what we stand for, and most important, we need to have a Republican in the United States Senate to vote on things like the Supreme Court justices, other appointments the Senate has to confirm and make major decisions,” Ivey said at a Thanksgiving turkey pardon event, according to AL.com. “So that's what I plan to do, vote for Republican nominee Roy Moore." Ivey also told reporters she...
  • Hillary Clinton Says Wisconsin Voter ID Law Affected 2016 Presidential Election

    11/16/2017 9:43:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    Wisconsin Public Radio ^ | November 10, 2017 | Chuck Quirmbach
    Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said she believes Wisconsin's voter ID law made a difference in last year's election. The former Secretary of State, U.S. senator and first lady spoke Tuesday night in Milwaukee as part of an effort to promote her book, "What Happened," which looked at the 2016 presidential race. Clinton told about 2,500 audience members at Milwaukee's Riverside Theater that the state's voter ID law suppressed turnout among students, minorities and the elderly. "In an election, which I remember well, was decided by a razor-thin margin, that makes a difference. This issue hasn't gotten enough attention....
  • Joe Biden’s Likely Presidential Bid Raises Women’s Rights Questions (Not what you think)

    11/16/2017 9:35:09 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Mary Sue ^ | November 16, 2017 | Kylie Cheung
    According to reports that former Vice President Joe Biden is making no attempt whatsoever to deny, the internet’s favorite uncle is moving closer and closer to a formal 2020 presidential bid. Of course, his vigilance in criticizing the dealings of the Trump administration, increasingly frequent appearances on late night shows, vocal social media presence and, most recently, an appearance at Glamour’s Women of the Year summit in New York on Monday hardly leave room for doubt, but Politico’s report last week made it start to feel real. And yet, speaking of the women’s summit, beneath the former veep’s cuddly and...
  • A defiant Bannon WILL stick by Roy Moore - as embattled Senate candidate pleads with Sean Hannity

    11/15/2017 6:37:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | November 15, 2017 | Nikki Schwab
    A source close to Steve Bannon told DailyMail.com Wednesday afternoon that the former White House chief strategist will not abandon Alabama Senate hopeful Roy Moore, despite the flurry of sex abuse allegations. Bannon, who's currently traveling in Japan, plans to appear alongside Moore at a December 5 campaign rally, the source confirmed. 'The Drudge Report is entirely fake news, he stands with Moore,' the source said, pointing to a Drudge headline – 'Bannon Turns on Judge Whore?' – which linked to a Daily Beast report that said Bannon was quietly taking the temperate of those in his inner circle about...
  • EX-VP Biden leads Trump by 11 points in potential 2020 matchup: Poll

    11/15/2017 1:10:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    Business Recorder ^ | November 16, 2017 | Fawad Maqsood, The Associated Press of Pakistan
    Only 35 percent of voters would choose to reelect Trump in 2020, the Politico/Morning Consult poll shows substantially fewer than the 46 percent who would vote instead for Biden, who has said that he is not closing the door on a third attempt at the presidency in 2020. One in 5 voters are undecided. Biden made the statement that he may challenge Trump in 2020 in an interview with NBC News while promoting his new book, Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose.“I honest-to-God haven’t made up my mind about that,”ť Biden, who is turning 75 later...