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  • Sunday Political Brunch—Will Florida Mark the End of Trump Presidency? (Jeb? Hahahaha!)

    08/20/2017 12:18:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Telegram & Gazette ^ | August 20, 2017 | Mark Curtis
    The “brunch” is on the road for the next two weeks, assessing what’s going on in the politics of some key states. Those states might decide the fates and fortunes of the Trump Presidency and the Republican-led Congress in 2018 and 2020, so let’s “brunch” on that this week: “As Florida Goes; So, Goes the Nation” – The Sunshine State is becoming a bellwether of American politics, not only a key battleground for the White House, but for Congressional influence as well. In the last ten Presidential elections, Florida has been on the losing side only once. Now, as the...
  • Missouri State Senator Shares Holocaust-Themed Tweet in Reference to Jewish Gov. Greitens

    08/19/2017 2:34:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 18, 2017 | Jack Heretik
    Democratic Missouri State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal retweeted a Holocuast-themed tweet on Thursday in reference to Missouri's Jewish Republican Gov. Eric Greitens. Chappelle-Nadal, the state lawmaker who recently wrote she hoped President Donald Trump would be assassinated, shared a tweet that said, "Greitens should know where the Trump Train goes. At the end of the line is this place!" The tweet included a picture showing the gates of a Nazi concentration camp. (TWEET-AT-LINK) The tweet is no longer on Chappelle-Nadal's Twitter page. The picture of the gate of the camp includes the sign with the words, "Arbeit Macht Frei," translated to...
  • The fight over Confederate statues could make or break Democrats

    08/18/2017 10:50:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Vice News ^ | August 18, 2017 | Alex Thompson
    In February of 2003, then-aspiring Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean got applause at a Democratic National Committee meeting when he argued that “white folks in the South who drive pickup trucks with Confederate flag decals on the back ought to be voting with us.” More than a decade later, in the wake of the violent white supremacist rally surrounding a statue of Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Virginia, last wekend and President Trump’s full-throated defense of Confederate monuments, the politics have changed. What used to be a series of low-key, local fights has turned into a party-defining wedge issue with...
  • Sasse: 'It feels like violence is coming' and it's doubtful Trump will be able to comfort the nation

    08/18/2017 8:29:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 18, 2017 | Daniel Chaitin
    Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., is concerned that more violence is on the way, following last weekend's deadly clash between white supremacy and neo-Nazi groups, and left-wing counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Va. "It feels like violence is coming," Sasse wrote at the end of a long Facebook post Friday evening, titled "The next Charlottesville." "I'm not sure if this moment is like the summer of '67 or not. But it might be. Before that violence strikes again, it's up to us to reaffirm that exceptional American Creed again today, with our neighbors, and in our kids' hearts." Earlier in the online note,...
  • The News Media Thinks They Finally Have Trump Cornered. They Are Wrong (Mixed bag)

    08/18/2017 8:01:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Mediaite ^ | August 18, 2017 | John Ziegler
    It has long been said that the definition of insanity is to keep doing the same thing over and over while expecting a different result. Such a strategy never worked out well in Wile E. Coyote’s endless pursuit of the Roadrunner, and it is still very unlikely to do so in the mainstream news media’s quixotic quest to bring down Donald Trump (after having gleefully given him billions in free advertising just over a year ago). This week, after Trump’s bonkers press conference — which would have been great had he been a television guest on Fox News, but performed...
  • Pelosi endorses Democrats' resolution to censure Trump

    08/18/2017 7:47:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 18, 2017 | Kathryn Watson
    Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is endorsing a resolution from House Democrats to censure President Trump after his response to the violent events in Charlottesville, Virginia. Reps. Jerry Nadler of New York, Bonnie Watson of New Jersey and Pramila Jayapal of Washington on Wednesday introduced the first censure resolution against the president. The censure movement came a day before Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tennessee, announced he plans to introduce articles of impeachment against the president. "The president's repulsive defense of white supremacists demands that Congress act to defend our American values," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-California, said in a...
  • Iowa State Fair-goers voice support for President Trump amidst White House shake-up

    08/18/2017 7:37:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    WQAD-TV ^ | August 18, 2017 | Christina Lorey
    DES MOINES, Iowa-- President Donald Trump may be facing one of his most difficult weeks as Commander-in-Chief, following both domestic and foreign terror attacks and a White House shake-up. But here in Iowa, at the State Fair, you don't have to go far to find some of the President's most vocal supporters. A cardboard cutout offers photo opportunities with the president. And a banner reading "I Stand with Trump" is filled from end to end with signatures. The "Iowans for Trump" say that low approval ratings mean nothing to them, and they appreciate that the president spoke his mind after...
  • Dems risk culture war fight in Charlottesville response

    08/18/2017 7:25:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | August 18, 2017 | Bill Barrow
    ATLANTA (AP) — President Donald Trump’s widely criticized response to white supremacist violence in Virginia has left Democrats in a quandary: how to seize the moral high ground without getting sucked into a politically perilous culture war. Democrats have denounced Trump for blaming “both sides” for deadly protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, and, more recently, for defending Confederate monuments. But the party faces a complex task: While addressing race and history in ways that reflect the party’s values, Democrats also need to focus on issues like jobs and the economy that resonate with a wider range of voters, including white independents,...
  • Lawmaker who made Trump assassination remark may face ouster

    08/18/2017 5:53:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Palm Beach Post ^ | August 18, 2017 | The Associated Press
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.— A Missouri lawmaker who temporarily posted a Facebook comment expressing hope that President Donald Trump would be assassinated could face an effort to remove her from office. Gov. Eric Greitens and Lt. Gov. Mike Parson, both Republicans, said on Friday that state senators should oust Democratic Sen. Maria Chapelle-Nadal, who has continued to reject calls for her resignation. "If she will not resign, the Senate can vote to remove her. I believe they should," Greitens said in a written statement....
  • Republicans rip media, praise Trump Charlottesville leadership

    08/18/2017 1:34:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Palm Beach Post ^ | August 18, 2017 | George Bennett
    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and other prominent Republicans have faulted President Donald Trump’s response to the deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., but there was little criticism — and even some praise — for Trump’s handling of the issue when more than 400 activists, donors and candidates gathered Thursday for a GOP dinner outside Boca Raton. There has been some “chaos and turmoil” of late, Palm Beach County Republican Chairman Michael Barnett acknowledged to the crowd at the party’s annual Lobsterfest event at the Polo Club. But, Barnett added, “God is on his throne, Republicans are in charge and...
  • Pelosi calls on Trump to fire additional staff

    08/18/2017 1:02:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    KALB-TV ^ | August 18, 2017 | The Associated Press
    BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) - House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said the departure of White House adviser Steve Bannon is "welcome news," but she is calling on President Donald Trump to fire additional staff. Pelosi said in a statement that Bannon's departure "doesn't disguise where President Trump himself stands on white supremacists and the bigoted beliefs they advance." Trump has said "both sides" are to blame for the clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia, between white supremacists and counter-protesters last weekend. One woman protesting the far-right extremist groups died when a car drove into a crowd.....
  • Secret Service Looking Into Dem State Senator Who Wished Trump Assassination, Still Won't Apologize

    08/18/2017 10:58:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | August 17, 2017 | Julio Rosas
    The Secret Service is now looking into threats that a Democratic state senator from Missouri posted on Facebook. State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal was responding to a comment, saying she hopes President Trump gets assassinated. She has since deleted her Facebook comment. (TWEETS-AT-LINK) Chappelle-Nadal told the Kansas City Star she made the comments “out of frustration with the 'trauma and despair'” caused by Trump's remarks after the violent clashes in Charlottesville. “The way I responded this morning was wrong,” she added. “I’m frustrated. Did I mean the statement? No. Am I frustrated? Absolutely. The president is causing damage. He’s causing hate."...
  • Romney calls on Trump to apologize over Charlottesville comments

    08/18/2017 10:46:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies
    KSTU-TV ^ | August 18, 2017 | CNN Wire
    Mitt Romney called on President Donald Trump Friday to apologize for his comments about Charlottesville, Virginia, saying the President’s remarks this week “caused racists to rejoice.” “The potential consequences are severe in the extreme,” Romney wrote in a Facebook post. “Accordingly, the president must take remedial action in the extreme. He should address the American people, acknowledge that he was wrong, apologize.” He said that Trump’s remarks — in which he blamed “both sides” for inciting violence, an equivocation between neo-Nazis and those protesting them — had a hurtful impact on the nation. “Whether he intended to or not, what...
  • Rohrabacher: Assange Info Will Have ‘Earth-Shattering Political Impact’

    08/18/2017 3:07:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Roll Call ^ | August 17, 2017 | Eric Garcia
    Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher met with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who the congressman said denied that Russia was involved in sending him emails from the Democratic National Committee. WikiLeaks published emails from the Democratic National Committee, which led to the resignation of DNC Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz. “He reaffirmed his aggressive denial that the Russians had anything to do with the hacking of the DNC during the election," Rohrabacher said of Assange, the Orange County Register reported. Rohrabacher’s statements come despite the fact that U.S. intelligence authorities have said with “high confidence” that Russia interfered with the 2016 presidential...
  • Articles of Impeachment Against Trump Coming Over Charlottesville

    08/17/2017 7:54:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 99 replies
    The Daily Express ^ | August 17, 2017 | Staff
    Articles Of Impeachment Brought For Third Time Against Republican Donald Trump Polls have now shown a majority of Americans thought the response to the Charlottesville domestic terror attack by Republican Donald Trump was incredibly weak. Despite that reality, Trump has now tripled down on his affinity for the traitorous past of the Confederacy with another early morning Tweet storm in support of the statues representing that ugly history. Now, it appears one Democrat has had enough of the dog whistles and will introduce articles of impeachment against Trump over his continued olive branches to white supremacists. Democrat Steve Cohen of...
  • GOP senator says Trump needs to start thinking about the nation

    08/17/2017 3:24:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The New York Post ^ | August 17, 2017 | The Associated Press
    A prominent Republican senator delivered a stinging rebuke Thursday of Donald Trump’s short time in office, declaring he has not shown the stability or competence required for an American president to succeed. Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, also said Trump “recently has not demonstrated that he understands the character of this nation.” During comments to local reporters after a speech to the Chattanooga Rotary Club, Corker called for “radical changes” in how the Trump White House operates. His remarks, which were posted on Facebook, came two days after Trump declared at a New York...
  • Kay Granger follows Trump’s lead, condemns violence by both sides

    08/17/2017 2:38:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Ft. Worth Star-Telegram ^ | August 16, 2017 | Andrea Drusch
    Fort Worth Rep. Kay Granger on Wednesday lined up with President Donald Trump, condeming violence coming from “both sides” and raising concerns about a rush to remove Confederate monuments. Speaking with North Texas conservative radio host Mark Davis on Wednesday morning, Granger was asked whether in the wake of clashes between white nationalists and counter-protesters last weekend in Charlottesville, violence perpetrated by left-of-center activists was being ignored. “[W]e need to recognize it and talk about it because it’s on both sides,” said Granger, who said people on both the left and right are guilty of escalating their political activism to...
  • Fox News in Early Talks With Laura Ingraham

    08/17/2017 7:17:52 AM PDT · by entropy12 · 34 replies
    variety.com ^ | 08/15/17 | Senior TV Editor Brian Steinberg
    Fox News Channel is in discussions with the conservative radio host Laura Ingraham that could result in her coming to the 21st Century Fox-owned cable-news network as a regular host, a person familiar with the outlet’s plans confirmed early Tuesday. No deal has been signed, and there is no sense at this time when one might come to fruition, this person said. She already serves as a Fox News contributor.
  • Bannon: I want Democrats to talk about racism every day

    08/16/2017 9:52:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 16, 2017 | John Bowden
    White House Chief Strategist Stephen Bannon condemned white nationalist "clowns" in an interview Wednesday, but continued to hit Democrats over "identity politics", saying if they talked about race every day he could ensure Republican election victories. “The Democrats, the longer they talk about identity politics, I got ’em," the former head of Breitbart told The American Prospect in an interview. "I want them to talk about racism every day." "If the left is focused on race and identity, and we go with economic nationalism, we can crush the Democrats,” he added. Bannon's comments came after a white supremacist rally in...
  • Pence: “I stand with the President” on Charlottesville

    08/16/2017 5:32:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 16, 2017 | Ed Morrissey
    “The president has been clear on this tragedy,” Mike Pence said at a presser in Chile earlier today, “and so have I.” But with which version of Donald Trump’s comments does the Vice President stand? Pence employs the time-honored political maneuver of answering the question a politician wants to answer, rather than specifically what he was asked: “What happened in Charlottesville was a tragedy, and the president has been clear on this tragedy and so have I,” Pence told reporters on Wednesday. “I spoke at length about this heartbreaking situation on Sunday night in Colombia, and I stand with the...