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Parties (GOP Club)

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  • Rep. Cummings cries for the children locked in cages: ‘We are better than that!’

    06/20/2018 4:58:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Baltimore Post-Examiner ^ | June 20, 2018 | Michael Olesker
    We’ve seen Rep. Elijah Cummings in full emotional outcry before this. He was there, in the streets of his West Baltimore home district, in the televised riots that followed the death of Freddie Grey a few years ago, when tears ran down Cummings’ face and he begged America to understand the plight of young and impoverished black men. And now we see him pleading for some sense of humanity over the lives of young immigrant children, frightened and weeping, separated from their parents over America’s “zero tolerance” at the U.S. border. Cummings is man whose conscience is always on full...
  • House Democrats look to hire Parkland students to work on gun violence issues

    06/18/2018 10:02:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 24, 2018 | Alex Moe
    Lawmakers would bring students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to Capitol Hill for the summer. Student survivors of gun violence descended on Washington en masse earlier this year during the massive March for Our Lives on March 24. Now some lawmakers would like to bring them back for an entire summer. House Democrats are inviting students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida — who survived a mass school shooting in February — to come intern in their offices, working on gun violence prevention....
  • Three former first ladies condemn Trump border policy

    06/18/2018 1:40:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 132 replies
    NBC News ^ | June 18, 2018 | Jane C. Timm and Alex Seitz-Wald
    Hillary Clinton said, "Jesus Christ said, 'Suffer the little children unto me' not 'let the little children suffer.'" Three former first ladies — Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush and Michelle Obama — have stepped out their political retirement to condemn the Trump administration's practice of separating parents and children at the border while parents are prosecuted for illegally entering the country. Speaking at a women's group in New York City on Monday, Clinton called family separation "an affront to our values" and said she had warned Trump's immigration policy would lead to this during her 2016 presidential campaign against him. And...
  • Trump punches back at Schumer over North Korea

    06/17/2018 9:30:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Politico ^ | June 17, 2018 | Brent D. Griffiths
    President Donald Trump attacked Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Sunday, saying the New York Democrat was wrong when he criticized the president's historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as "all hat and no cattle." "Thank you Chuck, but are you sure you got that right? No more nuclear testing or rockets flying all over the place, blew up launch sites," the president wrote on Twitter. "Hostages already back, hero remains coming home & much more!" Schumer, in a speech on the Senate floor on Wednesday, questioned just what the U.S. gained from the summit. “The summit...
  • Are Democrats brave enough to run a woman against Donald Trump?

    06/17/2018 9:06:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Vox ^ | June 16, 2018 | Laura McGann
    Democrats agree that Donald Trump’s history of bragging about groping and assaulting women is unacceptable, but they don’t agree about how to deal with it in 2020. The tension has spilled into the open in the ongoing debate about Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s role in galvanizing Senate Democrats to call for Sen. Al Franken to step down over misconduct. Even white college-educated women, Hillary Clinton’s biggest supporters, are divided. “We loved him,” Marsha Pearcy, 58, said sadly to Gillibrand at a private event for professional women in Washington on Tuesday night. Pearcy barely finished saying Franken’s name when quiet murmurs and...
  • Trump Today: President says he won’t sign immigration bill without border-wall funding

    06/15/2018 8:57:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Market Watch ^ | June 15, 2018 | Robert Schroeder
    President Donald Trump said Friday he won’t sign an immigration bill that doesn’t fund a border wall, as he told journalists a Justice Department report showed “total bias” against him and announced tariffs on China. NO BILL WITHOUT WALL In an interview on Fox News, Trump said he wouldn’t sign an immigration bill that doesn’t fund his proposed border wall. Votes on immigration bills are likely in the House next week, but it’s unclear whether a bill backed by GOP leaders has enough votes to pass. Trump said he wouldn’t sign the “more moderate one” crafted by House Speaker Paul...
  • Poll: North Korea summit was a good idea and helped Trump

    06/15/2018 6:39:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    KHSL-TV ^ | June 15, 2018 | CNN Wire
    Most American adults say that the meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un was a good idea, according to a Monmouth poll released Thursday. The seven-in-10 who say it's a good idea is up from 63% in late April, including 93% of Republicans, 74% of independents, and 49% of Democrats. Only 20% say it was a bad idea. The recent poll also shows 46% disapprove of the job Trump is doing as President, perhaps a side effect of the good feelings people have about his efforts on North Korea. The last time Trump's number for...
  • McCain criticizes 'parroting' of North Korean talking points

    06/14/2018 5:58:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    KSWT-TV ^ | June 14, 2018 | Marc Rod, CNN
    Sen. John McCain implicitly criticized President Donald Trump on Thursday for "parroting" North Korean and Chinese rhetoric about US-South Korean joint military exercises following the summit between Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un earlier this week. "Parroting Chinese and North Korean propaganda by saying joint exercises are 'provocative' undermines our security and alliances," the Arizona Republican said in a statement. McCain's statement did not specifically mention Trump in relation to the word "provocative," but Trump had used the words "provocative" and "war games" to describe the joint military exercises at a press conference in Singapore....
  • Mayor apologizes for his 80-year-old mom's racist Facebook rant (Democrat, of course)

    06/10/2018 3:17:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Times of Trenton ^ | June 8, 2018 | Anthony G. Attrino
    The mayor of Palisades Park issued an apology Thursday after his mother posted a profanity laced and racist message on Facebook slamming Koreans, who make up more than 50 percent of the borough's population....
  • GOP strategist: Trump 'beclowned himself' at G-7 summit (Guess which one?)

    06/10/2018 1:28:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 10, 2018 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    Republican strategist Steve Schmidt said Sunday that President Trump “beclowned himself” and disgraced the United States at the Group of Seven (G-7) summit. “From his slovenly appearance to his unpreparedness, ignorance and arrogance, he beclowned himself,” tweeted Schmidt, one of the loudest GOP critics of Trump. “The Republican majority is filled with cowards who are servile supplicants to the most unfit POTUS ever.”(continued)
  • Donald Trump is wooing black voters and killing the Democratic party

    06/08/2018 11:58:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Detroit Free Press | June 8, 2018 | Rochelle Riley
    Link only due to copyright issues. https://www.freep.com/story/news/columnists/rochelle-riley/2018/06/08/trump-jack-johnson-black-voters/684898002/
  • Romney predicts a Trump win in 2020

    06/08/2018 6:57:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 8, 2018 | Stephen Sorace
    Mitt Romney addressed a closed-door tech summit in Utah on Thursday, telling the room he thinks President Donald Trump -- the man he once called a “phony” and a “fraud” -- will “solidly” win re-election in 2020, reports said. Romney, a former Massachusetts governor, now running for a U.S. Senate seat in Utah, told a group of GOP donors that Trump will “easily” be the party’s nominee and go on to beat his Democratic rival, Politico reported. "I think that not just because of the strong economy and the fact that people are going to see increasingly rising wages, but...
  • Sorry, Democrats, primary results prove that Trump’s agenda is a smash hit

    06/07/2018 1:05:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 6, 2018 | David Bossie
    The results in Tuesday's primaries in eight states are an early indication that President Trump's "America First" agenda and accomplishments are winning the support of the American people. This is good news for Republicans running in the Nov. 6 midterm elections. The Trump agenda of economic growth, job creation, border security, and peace through strength abroad is causing voters to seriously consider the consequences of supporting candidates who carry the Democratic mantle of tax hikes, protecting sanctuary cities, and the hyper-partisan and baseless impeachment witch hunt. In California, it will be hard for Democrats to point to evidence that a...
  • The one Trump statistic that explains everything

    06/05/2018 11:57:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The British Broadcasting Corporation ^ | June 5, 2018 | Anthony Zurcher, North American Reporter
    The Republican Party is Donald Trump's party. If there were any doubts about this, recent polling - which shows the president with near record levels of backing from Republican voters - confirms the fact. According to a recent Gallup Poll, Mr Trump's support among members of his own party at the 500-day mark of his presidency sits at 87%, second only to George W Bush's 96%, which came nine months after the September 11 World Trade Center attacks. A handful of other presidents since the survey started after World War II - George HW Bush, John F Kennedy, Dwight D...
  • Polls close in Alabama, New Jersey, New Mexico, South Dakota, as eight states hold primaries

    06/05/2018 6:16:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 5, 2018 | Alex Pappas
    Voting precincts have closed in Alabama, Mississippi, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota as eight states hold primaries Tuesday, including in California where the Democratic Party’s plan to regain control of the House of Representatives faces a big test. The Fox News Decision Desk can now project that former pharmaceutical executive Bob Hugin will win Tuesday’s Republican Senate primary in New Jersey. But it is too early to project a winner on the Democratic side, where incumbent Sen. Bob Menendez is battling fellow Democrat Lisa McCormick. Menendez’s corruption and bribery case is expected to play a starring role in...
  • Kasich "very, very concerned" about North Korea summit, says U.S. must be "extremely careful"

    06/03/2018 11:01:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 3, 2018 | Kathryn Watson
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich said he is "very, very concerned" about the upcoming meeting with North Korea, and hopes negotiations and any possible future agreement aren't just a "PR show." The Republican made the comments on CBS News' "Face the Nation," after President Trump announced he is reinstating the June 12th meeting with North Korea in Singapore, days after canceling it. Mr. Trump declared the summit a go after meeting with top North Korean official Kim Yong Chol at the White House, before he had even read a letter delivered from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Kasich emphasized that...
  • Republicans, Democrats see Asian Americans as key to victory in Southern California

    06/02/2018 12:40:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    KBZK-TV ^ | June 2, 2018 | Dan Merica, CNN
    FULLERTON, California (CNN) -- In a suburban enclave on the outskirts of Los Angeles, Republican Young Kim, a South Korean immigrant, is running to replace retiring Rep. Ed Royce. Kim's candidacy is years in the making for Republicans' efforts in the Los Angeles area to deepen bonds with the Asian-American community and encourage people like her to run for office. But that effort hit a wall in 2016. Asian-Americans, who have tended to vote for Republicans on the local level in Southern California, went for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump in the area and nationally. Now, ahead of Tuesday's primary,...
  • PR boss Jennifer Palmieri: ‘We reduced Hillary to a female facsimile of a male president’

    06/01/2018 7:18:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | May 4, 2018 | Decca Aitkenhead
    If Jennifer Palmieri could turn back the clock, and make one change to Hillary Clinton’s campaign, what would it be? I can guess any number of answers when I put the question to the campaign’s communications director, but not the one she gives. “I would have spent more time and money,” she replies without hesitation, “in Texas, Arizona and Georgia.” Palmieri’s explanation makes perfect sense. She says they made the classic mistake of devoting their energy to the swing states of previous elections, such as Ohio, while overlooking historically safe Republican states now becoming winnable due to shifting demographics. It’s...
  • Obama's right-hand man: Trump used our playbook to beat Clinton

    06/01/2018 6:39:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 31, 2018 | Gregg Re
    A forthcoming memoir by Obama confidant Ben Rhodes includes the startling admission that the 44th president’s inner circle should have seen Hillary Clinton’s 2016 loss coming – because President Trump was essentially using the Obama playbook to discredit her. The New York Times published excerpts of the book, "The World As It Is," which describes outgoing President Barack Obama’s shock and disbelief at Trump’s election victory. But Rhodes also seems to acknowledge that Trump used some of the same lines of attack employed by Obama during the hard-fought 2008 presidential primary against Clinton – minus what Rhodes describes as the...
  • Kamala Harris slams Trump's 'immoral' policies, seeks ban on 'weapons of war'

    05/31/2018 10:47:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 1, 2018 | Lukas Mikelionis
    U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., remained mute about her 2020 ambitions Thursday during a town hall meeting in her home state, but attacked the Trump administration’s immigration policies as “immoral” and said she supports a ban on “weapons of war.” “This administration, as far as I’m concerned, has put a target on California’s back and we’re going to need to fight this,” Harris told a crowd of more than 1,000 people in the San Fernando Valley, many of whom were young students, the Los Angeles Daily News reported. She criticized the administration's zero-tolerance policy on illegal immigration, which has led...