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  • Kamala Harris bets it all on Iowa to break freefall

    09/19/2019 6:57:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | September 18, 2019 | Christopher Cadelago
    Kamala Harris is putting her stumbling campaign on the line with a new Iowa-or-bust strategy: She's shifting away from the closed-door fundraisers that dominated her summer calendar to focus on retail politicking in the crucial kickoff state. Harris huddled with top campaign officials Tuesday in Baltimore to discuss the next steps as a series of polls show her plummeting into the mid-single digits. She's not expected to significantly alter her message. Instead, Harris is planning to make weekly visits to the state and nearly double the size of her 65-person ground operation, sources familiar with the discussions told POLITICO.
  • Pentagon puts brakes on 3 border barrier projects because of cost

    09/16/2019 11:00:26 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 44 replies ^ | 16 September 2019 | Matthew Choi
    The Defense Department is no longer moving forward with three border barrier projects in California and Arizona, according to a court filing Monday. The move is a reversal of an earlier Pentagon authorization for about 20 miles of fencing, lighting and other border infrastructure that would have used $2.5 billion in funds redirected from a counter-drug fund.
  • Trump spurns Dems on universal background checks

    09/16/2019 5:18:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Politico ^ | September 16, 2019 | Marianne Levine
    President Donald Trump will not consider the House-passed universal background checks bill as part of his proposed gun package, according to a source familiar with the conversation on guns. Trump’s position on the House-passed bill is not exactly a surprise. The White House issued a veto threat against the bill in February. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) have called on Trump repeatedly to bring up the House-passed universal background checks bill. Over the weekend, Pelosi and Schumer issued a statement following a phone call with Trump that anything other than the House-passed bill...
  • US concluded Israel likely planted surveillance devices near White House

    09/12/2019 7:02:19 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/12/19 | John Bowden
    <p>Israeli intelligence agents were likely behind the placement of surveillance devices near the White House, U.S. intelligence has reportedly concluded.</p> <p>Politico reported Thursday that U.S. investigators had determined that Israel was most likely the culprit responsible for placing StingRay phone trackers near the White House, with the apparent purpose of capturing information from phones used by President Trump or top White House aides.</p>
  • Injunction against Trump policy lifted in asylum case

    09/11/2019 5:52:37 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | 09/11/2019 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    A federal appeals court has temporarily lifted a nationwide injunction against President Donald Trump’s effort to deny asylum to immigrants who enter the U.S. after passing through another country. Acting at the request of the Trump administration, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issued an administrative stay Tuesday night that put on hold the injunction issued Monday by San Francisco-based U.S. District Court Judge Jon Tigar. The temporary hold implemented while the appeals court considers a longer stay essentially restores the legal situation that existed prior to this week, with Trump’s policy blocked only in the Ninth Circuit, which includes...
  • ‘Corey is a political hack’: Lewandowski Senate bid hits backlash in N.H.

    08/15/2019 3:53:26 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 32 replies
    MSN/Politico ^ | 08/15/19 | Alex Isenstadt
    President Donald Trump’s Thursday evening rally in Manchester, N.H., is ostensibly about ginning up support for his reelection campaign. But the state’s establishment GOP class is worried he’ll use the event to do something else: Talk up Corey Lewandowski’s potential 2020 Senate bid. Republican Gov. Chris Sununu has relayed concerns about Trump's controversial former campaign manager to party leadership. Tom Rath, a former New Hampshire attorney general and a prominent Republican in the state, says he’s “not a Corey fan.” Former GOP Sen. Judd Gregg took to the pages of New Hampshire’s biggest newspaper to deride Lewandowski as a “thug.”
  • Trump prepares to pitch gun proposals few really want

    09/07/2019 2:56:50 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 54 replies
    Politico ^ | 09/05/2019 05:10 PM EDT | By ANITA KUMAR
    The [P]resident is considering tougher penalties for straw buyers, the death penalty for mass shooters and bringing more records to the background check database. President Donald Trump is finalizing his proposals designed to curb gun violence. But it's unclear whether anyone really wants what he’ll be offering. Most Democrats consider them too weak. Most Republicans, long resistant to triggering their base or the gun lobby, fear Trump won’t push them forcefully enough — leaving them hanging. The two sides will begin jockeying over firearms legislation when lawmakers return to Capitol Hill next week, a fight expected to continue through the...
  • Woman who claimed Trump forcibly kissed her drops lawsuit

    09/06/2019 6:56:07 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/5/2019 | Josh Gerstein
    A former Trump campaign aide who claimed she was “forcibly kissed” by Donald Trump during his presidential bid has dropped her lawsuit over the episode. Alva Johnson is also dropping another part of her suit that alleged the Trump campaign underpaid women and minority employees. Johnson’s suit grabbed headlines over her assertion that Trump abruptly kissed her as he was getting ready to make a public appearance at a campaign rally in Tampa, Fla., in August 2016. However, the outlook for the legal challenge dimmed in July when lawyers for Trump filed with the court and released publicly a video...
  • Lesbians Are Refusing To Support Pete Buttigieg?

    08/28/2019 9:47:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Instinct ^ | August 28, 2019 | Devin Randall
    Is Pete Buttigieg too white (and male) for the White House? According to Politico, there are several Lesbian who are vowing to not vote for Pete Buttigieg. In taking a look at the demographics supporting Buttigieg, Politico noticed something. Several lesbians are not within that group. For the most part, many of these women believe simply that Buttigieg’s rise to prominence reeks of male favoritism. Especially considering the long-fought battle Hilary Clinton had in her election. And despite winning the popular vote, she still didn’t win the 2016 presidency. As political consultant Campbell Spencer told Politico, “Mayor Pete, he’s a...
  • Politico's Shafer: Embarrassing Tweets by Journalists Are Fair Game for Exposure

    08/28/2019 5:43:12 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 2 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | August 28, 2019 | P.J. Gladnick
    If New York Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger is looking for support from other media outlets for his complaint about embarrassing tweets by journalists for his newspaper being exposed, he can cross Politico off his list. Senior media writer Jack Shafer has no sympathy for that complaint as he made clear in his Monday Politico Magazine article, "Why Journalists’ Old Tweets Are Fair Game for Trump."The subtitle of his story is even more specific and points directly at the Gray Lady, "New York Times editors don’t deserve special immunity from scrutiny for bigoted speech."
  • WaPo, Politico To NYT: Stop Whining

    08/27/2019 6:48:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/27/2019 | Ed Morrissey
    So much for closing ranks. Perhaps Arthur Sulzberger thought that his newspaper’s rant about conservatives doing to his reporters what they do to conservatives would generate some sympathy from colleagues in the media. Instead, media critics at the Washington Post and Politico delivered the same message to the New York Times’ publisher — stop whining.The Post’s Erik Wemple wrote that Sulzberger can’t have it both ways. These are public statements of the same kind — and on the same platform — as the media likes to resurface when it suits their purposes. Despite the breathless description used by the...
  • Check out Biden's crowd in New Hampshire

    08/24/2019 7:38:45 PM PDT · by Conserv · 55 replies
    Here's a POLITICO reporter on Biden's "rally" at Loon Lake..... There's so few people that it's actually sad!!
  • TROUBLE: Joe Biden Fundraising Effort Plummets, 60% of Online Donations Raised in First Week

    08/24/2019 12:57:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Sean Hannity ^ | August 19, 2019 | Staff
    Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden is facing more campaign issues this week; with analysts saying his fundraising efforts have “tumbled” since a series of gaffes on the campaign trail. “Joe Biden raised $4.6 million online on his first day in the 2020 presidential race, surprising doubters who thought the former vice president couldn’t run a modern campaign. But since then Biden’s online fundraising has tumbled — looking more like flash-in-the-pan opponent Beto O’Rourke than top-tier rivals like Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren,” reports Politico. “More than 60 percent of the $13.2 million Biden has raised online came in the first week...
  • European officials draft radical plan to take on Trump and U.S. tech companies

    08/22/2019 7:48:37 PM PDT · by NorseViking · 24 replies
    Politico by Yahoo ^ | August 23, 2019
    European Union officials have drawn up an aggressive 173-page plan to counter both President Donald Trump’s trade moves and American tech giants including Google, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft and Facebook. According to a document obtained by POLITICO, European Commission officials are pushing their president-elect, Ursula von der Leyen, to set up a European Future Fund that would invest more than $100 billion in equity stakes in high-potential European companies. The goal: get Europe competing head-on with the American and Chinese tech giants it has lagged behind for decades. They’re also advocating for Europe to show more grit in Trump’s trade war,...
  • Ex-Trump campaign aide Rick Gates testifies against former Obama counsel Gregory Craig

    08/22/2019 2:14:23 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/22/19 | Zack Budryk
    Former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates testified in federal court Thursday against Obama White House counsel Gregory Craig about the ex-counsel's Ukraine-related work for Paul Manafort, Politico reported. Gates was a top lieutenant to Manafort, a former Trump campaign chairman, for approximately 10 years. During that time, Manafort supervised a 2012 review conducted by Craig of the abuse-of-power trial of ex-Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, according to Politico. While the review was presented as an independent probe of the trial, it was commissioned by Manafort's primary client, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, and bankrolled by Victor Pinchuk, a steel oligarch and...
  • Joe Biden’s boom and bust online campaign

    08/20/2019 9:51:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Politico ^ | August 18, 2019 | Maggie Severns and Allan James Vestal
    Biden’s online fundraising has tailed off, suggesting problems generating grassroots enthusiasm, a POLITICO review of millions of donations shows. Joe Biden raised $4.6 million online on his first day in the 2020 presidential race, surprising doubters who thought the former vice president couldn’t run a modern campaign. But since then Biden’s online fundraising has tumbled — looking more like flash-in-the-pan opponent Beto O’Rourke than top-tier rivals like Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren. More than 60 percent of the $13.2 million Biden has raised online came in the first week of his campaign, which launched in late April, according to a...
  • Dems fear another rural wipeout will reelect Trump

    08/20/2019 8:53:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Politico ^ | August 20, 2019 | Catherine Boudreau and Elena Schneider ...
    DES MOINES, Iowa — As Democratic presidential candidates descended on the Iowa State Fair, a plane buzzed overhead, an ominous warning fluttering behind it on a banner: “Focus on Rural America.” Democrats hoping to win the White House in 2020 recognize how critical that advice is after 2016, when Hillary Clinton turned in strong performances in many cities and suburbs but lost rural voters 2-to-1, falling short to President Donald Trump by slim margins in Florida, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Democrats clawed back some gains in rural counties in the 2018 midterm elections, and they want to build on that...
  • Rep. Joe Kennedy III reportedly eyeing Ed Markey’s Senate seat after creation of group urging[tr]

    08/17/2019 11:05:28 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 28 replies
    MassLive ^ | 8/17/2019 | Melissa Hanson
    A website, Facebook page and petition urging Massachusetts Rep. Joseph Kennedy III to challenge Ed Markey for his U.S. Senate seat are picking up steam as a media report indicates Kennedy is, in fact, mulling a run. The New York Times, citing an anonymous Democratic official, reported Saturday morning that Kennedy, 38, is thinking about a campaign against Markey, 73, and would decide in the coming weeks. Last month, a poll asked voters if they would vote for Kennedy or Markey for Senate, according to Politico. A Democratic official told the Times that Kennedy paid for the survey. Markey was...
  • How Democrats plan to use gun control to beat Trump

    08/12/2019 1:11:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Politico ^ | August 12, 2019 | David Siders
    DES MOINES — A Democratic presidential field that has struggled to precisely define its general election indictment of Donald Trump appears finally to have found it. In the wake of mass shootings in Ohio and Texas — the latter of which was tied to a suspect whose anti-immigrant sentiments led to the killing of 22 people — candidates are road-testing a withering argument that draws a direct line between gun violence and the president’s racist rhetoric. “We are living with a toxic brew of two different things, each of which is claiming lives and each of which represents a national...
  • De Blasio says Bernie would have won in 2016

    08/06/2019 7:41:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Politico ^ | August 6, 2019 | Sally Goldenberg and Alex Thompsonr
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who endorsed Hillary Clinton in 2016 and is challenging Bernie Sanders in the 2020 presidential race, now says he believes Sanders would have beaten Donald Trump. "In my heart, yeah," the mayor said, when asked during a wide-ranging interview at POLITICO’s headquarters Monday if Sanders would have won the general election three years ago. "You know, hindsight’s 20/20, but I think when we look at it now, that was a moment where there was such desire for change," he added. De Blasio's embrace of Sanders comes as the Vermont senator is one of...