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  • Trump isn't getting impeached anytime soon

    05/19/2017 8:33:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 19, 2017 | Casey Given
    President Trump has had a rough week. On Tuesday, The New York Times reported that the president asked former FBI Director James Comey to drop the bureau's investigation of former national security advisor Michael Flynn's alleged ties with Russia. Then, on Wednesday, the Department of Justice appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to take over the investigation of Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential election. With his administration battered by constant scandal, the president is now facing growing talk of impeachment. Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., made headlines on Wednesday for likely being the first Republican...
  • Would Mike Pence Be President If Trump Were Impeached? He's A Conservative Favorite (Idiot alert)

    05/13/2017 2:58:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Bustle ^ | May 13, 2017 | Chris Tognotti
    After a tumultuous week for President Donald Trump, a lot of people are talking impeachment. First, he fired former FBI director James Comey, then admitted he did so while considering the Trump-Russia investigation in a nationally televised interview. Days later, he tweeted the suggestion that he may have secretly recorded a conversation with Comey. With impeachment foremost in many people's minds, you might be wondering what Trump's removal from office would mean for the executive branch. Namely, would Mike Pence become president if Trump were impeached? If you're a Democrat or a progressive dreaming of impeachment, it's worth pumping the...
  • Protesters demand McCain, Flake stand up to Trump

    05/10/2017 10:14:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    KPHO-TV ^ | May 10, 2017 | Jared Dillingham
    PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - A crowd of people lined both sides of Camelback Road Wednesday evening, protesting outside the offices of Arizona Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake. "I don't regularly come to protests, but I hope they pay attention and hear us," Martha McCoy of Mesa said. President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey prompted the protest. "Somebody needs to stand up. If enough people protest, maybe something will be done about this," Larry Brusuelas said. He and the others held signs, demanding an independent prosecutor be appointed to look into possible ties between members of the...
  • Warren on Comey firing: We need a special prosecutor who Trump 'can't fire'

    05/09/2017 5:31:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 9, 2017 | Brooke Seipel
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) hit President Trump for his decision to fire FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday, calling on Congress to "get their heads out of the sand" and use a special prosecutor to investigate Trump. Trump made the bombshell announcement on Tuesday afternoon, saying it was based on the recommendation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy, Rod Rosenstein, according to White House press secretary Sean Spicer. Trump argued in a letter to Comey that the FBI needs a new leader so it can restore "pubic trust and confidence." Warren responded to the news, saying, "we need...
  • Krauthammer on Franken’s Russia theory: ‘Who gave him the tinfoil hat?’

    05/08/2017 10:37:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 8, 2017 | Joe Concha
    Fox News’ Charles Krauthammer ripped Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) on Monday for "his tremendously elaborate theory" around Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election, asking "Who gave him the tinfoil hat?" Krauthammer's comments came after Franken presented a lengthy hypothetical to former acting Attorney General Sally Yates around Russian connections to former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and the 18-day delay between when she made the White House aware of Flynn's apparent lie and when he was tendered his resignation....
  • Why Do So Many Americans Think Democrats Are Out of Touch?

    05/07/2017 11:51:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | April 29, 2017 | Clare Foran, associate editor
    The party appears to be struggling to convince the public it represents a better alternative to President Trump and the GOP. If Democrats want to regain the power they’ve lost at the state and federal level in recent years, they will have to convince more voters they can offer solutions to their problems. That may be especially difficult, however, if voters think the party and its representatives in government don’t understand or care about them. And according to a recently released poll, many voters may, in fact, feel that way. The Washington Post-ABC News survey, released this week, found that...
  • Steve Bannon’s office features a big, beautiful immigration wall

    05/07/2017 5:59:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Vox ^ | May 3, 2017 | Dara Lind
    In White House chief strategist Steve Bannon’s West Wing office, there hangs a whiteboard on which he’s listed several key promises the administration has made. We’ve now gotten a glimpse of that whiteboard — and it’s a doozy. A tweet from Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, a Brietbart contributor, revealed part of the whiteboard in the background of a Boteach/Bannon buddy pic. Over Bannon’s left shoulder hangs a jaw-droppingly ambitious immigration agenda — one that could severely curb legal immigration to the US and shovel unauthorized immigrants into deportation proceedings....
  • Democrats, don't get too giddy about 2018

    05/07/2017 4:56:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    CNN Opinion ^ | May 7, 2017 | Julian Zelizer
    Gamblers are likely betting on Democrats to do quite well in the 2018 midterm elections. Historically, the party of the president gets a shellacking, as President Obama called it in 2010, in the first midterm that they face. There have been only two cases when the president's party gained in both houses of Congress since the Civil War: in 1934 and in 2002. Besides the normal historical cycle of backlash against the White House, Democrats this time around are whetting their lips because House Republicans have just voted for a health care bill that rescinds benefits for millions of hard-working...
  • Conway: 'Where the hell were those Democrats' when veterans waiting for care

    05/05/2017 8:52:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 5, 2017 | Max Greenwood
    Senior White House aide Kellyanne Conway on Friday railed against Democrats criticizing the GOP plan to repeal and replace ObamaCare, suggesting they failed to put in the same effort during the 2014 Veterans Affairs wait-list scandal. "Where the hell were those Democrats – excuse me – when veterans were dying waiting for care?" Conway said on Fox News. "I didn't see them coming on TV with hosts that just sat there listening to them and their screed when there were veterans dying for care and deserve better." Scandal erupted in the Veterans Health Administration in 2014 amid revelations of negligence...
  • Alabama Candidate for Senate Invokes President’s Slogan: Roy Moore Ties himself to Trump slogan

    05/01/2017 6:23:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    WLTZ-TV ^ | May 2, 2017 | Don Hammond
    U.S. Senate candidate and former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore invokes President Donald Trump’s campaign slogan with and added twist. Moore said, “I support President Trump’s agenda of making America great again. But I submit to you that we can only make America great again if we make America good,” Moore’s campaign announcement spelled out what he believes isn’t good: divorce, abortion and same-sex marriage. Moore made the statement in his downtown Montgomery office a day after announcing his bid for the Senate seat previously held by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. “I am definitely not establishment,” Moore said with...
  • McCain: Trump should consider preemptive strike on North Korea as last option

    04/30/2017 6:32:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    i24 News ^ | May 1, 2017 | Agence France-Presse and Staff
    Sen John McCain said Sunday that the Trump Administration should consider a preemptive strike on North Korea but should only see it as a last resort. "I think that we have to consider that option as the very last option," the Arizona Republican told CNN on Sunday. McCain asserted that he doesn’t think the president is currently considering a strike on North Korea but that recent rising tension between the two countries could be a Cuban Missile Crisis in slow motion. The senator said that the Chinese could have a key role and “put the breaks on this” but says...
  • When Democrats lose (1972 & Watergate versus 2016)

    04/30/2017 3:23:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Powerline ^ | April 30, 2017 | Scott Johnson
    Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein both spoke at the White House Correspondents Dinner last night. Time has posted their speeches in case you were otherwise occupied at the time. They had some advice for President Trump. In part they revisited past glories covering the Watergate scandal and taking down President Nixon. They have a few loose ends to tie up. For example, they still haven’t discovered what Nixon’s guys were looking for inside the offices of the Democratic National Committee. Watergate served its purpose, however, and the boys have moved on. Edward Jay Epstein asked whether the press had uncovered...
  • Bernie Sanders says it is 'likely' he would have beaten Donald Trump

    04/29/2017 10:57:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 27, 2017 | Mythili Sampathkumar
    Senator Bernie Sanders has said it is “likely” he would have beaten Donald Trump in the 2016 election, but that “it doesn’t matter” now that Mr Trump is president. He was speaking on Showtime’s The Circus when he was asked about populism in the US and how Mr Trump had tapped into it to win. “What I recognised was pain. All over this country people are hurting and they are hurting very badly. Trump understood that, by the way, and that's why he said, 'The whole system sucks. I'm going to blow it up,’” Mr Sanders said. Mr Sanders has...
  • Chuck Schumer: NYC should stop protecting Trump family if feds don't pay up

    04/29/2017 9:38:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 29, 2017 | Joel Gehrke
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer wants New York law enforcement to stop protecting President Trump if the federal government doesn't up. "[Mayor Bill de Blasio] ought to tell the Congress if we don't pay for it, New York City cops aren't guarding it, and let the Feds put more people in," Schumer, D-N.Y., told Buzzfeed. "That's what I think he should do." New York City spent $24 million providing security for Trump Tower between election day and and the inauguration, according to city officials. Those costs have continued as first lady Melania Trump and son Barron Trump won't move to...
  • Aide: Blacks not trying hard enough to work with Trump

    04/27/2017 5:58:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    WXIX-TV ^ | April 27, 2017 | Steve Peoples, The Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) - President Donald Trump's liaison to the black community, the former "Apprentice" star Omarosa Manigault, says African-American activists aren't trying hard enough to work with the new administration. The White House aide delivered the pointed message in an interview with The Associated Press in advance of an appearance Thursday at the annual convention of an activist organization founded by the Rev. Al Sharpton. "We're here waiting, willing to work with the community," Manigault said when asked about Trump's moves to slash programs that benefit minorities. "This president wants to engage. It's not a one-way street."(continued)
  • Sanders on skipping WH Korea briefing: 'I did not want to be part of a photo op'

    04/27/2017 3:40:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 27, 2017 | Olivia Beavers
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) says he boycotted a White House briefing on North Korea because he “did not want to be part of a photo opportunity.” “What I did not want to be is part of a photo opportunity or a political effort on the part of the White House,” Sanders told MSNBC’s Chris Hayes on Wednesday. In an unusual move, the White House invited all 100 senators to attend the briefing at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. Sanders said such briefings are typically held at the Capitol in a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) room, which is a specially...
  • Deputy DNC chair: Obama’s to blame for the state of the party

    04/21/2017 7:21:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 21, 2017 | Ed Morrissey
    Didn’t Barack Obama brag about this three months ago, calling himself “the father of the Tea Party“? Not exactly, as DNC deputy chair Keith Ellison explains in this exchange on a panel at the University of Minnesota. Ellison argues that Obama failed to rebuild the party’s ground apparatus after his two presidential elections, and that this failure has put his “wonderful achievements” at risk. The truth, however, lies somewhere in between:(VIDEO-AT-LINK) “Look I’m a great fan of President Obama. I totally voted for many of the things he supported — Dodd Frank, Affordable Care Act, Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act...
  • Trump Isn’t A Do-Nothing President

    04/21/2017 6:49:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | April 21, 2017 | Ben Casselman, Kathryn Casteel, Anna Maria Barry-Jester and Maggie Koerth-Baker
    In the whirlwind first weeks of President Trump’s administration, it often seemed as though he was trying to enact his entire agenda within his first 100 days in office. On Day 1, he moved to undo parts of the Affordable Care Act. Within his first week, he instituted a federal hiring freeze; issued orders on abortion, immigration and manufacturing; and took the first steps toward building his signature border wall. And on the one-week anniversary of his swearing in, he issued the first iteration of his ban on travel from certain Muslim-majority countries. In retrospect, the travel ban looks like...
  • Warren on Trump administration: 'God, it's like dog years'

    04/17/2017 4:43:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 17, 2017 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is urging Democrats to focus on combatting the Trump agenda, lamenting he's been in the White House for less than 100 days. Warren declined to speculate if she could have won the party's nomination in 2016 or if Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) would have faired better against Trump than Hillary Clinton, telling USA Today, "We are where we are." "Donald Trump has only been here, not even 100 days yet — God, it's like dog years or something, it feels like so much has gone on. We've got to get focused on what we're going to...
  • Don’t Fall for Morning Joe’s Propaganda on Bannon

    04/12/2017 7:36:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    American Greatness ^ | April 12, 2017 | Chris Buskirk
    Morning Joe has a mission: Take down the President. Watch the show—if you must—and you will get the idea rather quickly. Every story and every guest are carefully crafted to create a sense of chaos and inevitable failure around the Trump White House. And they have allies. Scarborough and company are actively aided and abetted by the coterie of D.C. media stalwarts who regularly appear on the show. We shouldn’t be surprised. The destruction of Republican presidents has been the white whale of almost every Washington journalist since 1974. Scarborough warned President Trump in February, “And as I always say,...