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  • An Early Crowd is Building Outside the AAC for Thursday’s Trump Rally [Dallas, Texas]

    10/16/2019 7:15:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    WBAP-AM ^ | October 16, 2019
    Dallas (WBAP/KLIF) – The crowd is already gathering outside the American Airlines Center for the Trump campaign rally tomorrow evening. Among those in the small crowd that is slowly building, this group of women talked to us about why they came out so early. “Mr Trump, President Trump. [What are some of the things that you support that he’s done?] Oooh so much, (the wall), the wall for sure… security … he brought faith back out in the community … all of the above and being able to say God again.” The women, mostly strangers before today are from Des...
  • Sherrod Brown, Amy Klobuchar score high on electability; Elizabeth Warren, not so much

    01/22/2019 7:35:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | January 2, 2019 | Harry Enten
    Now that the race for the 2020 Democratic nomination has officially started, one of the big issues that will likely come up is which candidate is the most electable. One way to find that out is to see how the different possible candidates have done in the past. Of course, it's difficult to compare candidates when they run for different offices in different years. There are, however, six potential 2020 Democratic contenders ran who ran for the US Senate in 2018. The big takeaway from those results: Sens. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Sherrod Brown of Ohio are above-average candidates...
  • Democrats slap the faithful during LGBTQ town hall

    10/15/2019 12:56:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The New York Post ^ | October 13, 2019 | Miranda Devine
    Anyone wondering why religious people still support Donald Trump, despite his flaws, need only watch a recording of the Democrats’ fanatical LGBTQ town hall last week. From Elizabeth Warren mocking religious males as incapable of finding a wife to Beto O’Rourke’s promise to strip tax benefits from religious institutions, or Cory Booker’s assertion that Catholics use religion to justify discrimination, you see the ugly face of militant secularism and coercion. It is frightening that every one of the nine Democratic candidates who took part in the CNN event has signed up to extreme policies that attack religious liberty and radically...
  • Beto O’Rourke plans counter-rally to Trump event in Texas

    10/09/2019 5:50:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | October 9, 2019 | Will Weissert
    Beto O’Rourke is planning a counter-rally as President Donald Trump addresses supporters in Dallas next week — recalling the dueling events held on the Texas-Mexico border eight months ago that helped launch the former congressman’s White House bid. The Democratic presidential candidate will stage a “Rally Against Fear” the evening of Oct. 17 at The Theatre at Grand Prairie in suburban Dallas around the same time Trump is holding an event of his own at the American Airlines Center, home to the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks and the NHL’s Dallas Stars. Trump says he’ll highlight the strength of the Texas economy,...
  • Will Modi Play a Role in Splitting the Indian American Vote?

    10/07/2019 2:25:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Ozy ^ | October 7, 2019 | Maroosha Muzaffar
    When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a rally of 50,000 Indian Americans in Houston last month, a planned guest appearance by President Donald Trump stole the headlines. But a telling moment arrived when the announcer at the event — called Howdy Modi — began reading a prepared list of members of Congress who had been expected to attend. Among those named was Texas Rep. Al Green, a Democrat. But Green wasn’t there. A day earlier, he had announced in a statement that he was bailing from the event, calling it a “photo op” for Trump. He wasn’t alone. India,...
  • Democrats see Trump's Dallas rally as a gift

    10/02/2019 4:33:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | October 2, 2019 | Todd J. Gillman
    Presidents don’t typically devote campaign time to states where they’re coasting to victory.
  • Beto’s fundraising pitch: ‘Now, we don’t want anything to happen to the kitten …

    09/29/2019 6:44:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 29, 2019 | Karen Townsend
    Please spare the life of Miss Whiskers by donating $5, $10, or even $15 to the failing presidential campaign of Robert Francis O’Rourke. Otherwise, the kitten may not be long for this world. That was said jokingly by O’Rourke (or was it?) during his interview on the stage of TribFest this weekend but it shows the level of desperation that the candidate has reached. TribFest, for those unfamiliar with it, is a three-day annual event sponsored by The Texas Tribune in Austin. It’s a far-left wonderland where people like Nancy Pelosi are not adequately liberal enough for most of the...
  • Congressman Brooks announces endorsement of Ted Cruz

    11/09/2015 12:23:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    WAFF-TV ^ | November 9, 2015
    From Monday, the Cruz for President campaign announced the endorsement of Alabama Congressman Mo Brooks, who is also running as a delegate in support of Cruz for the Alabama GOP primary, which will be held on March 1. Congressman Brooks will serve as chairman of the Cruz campaign’s Alabama leadership team. Last week, Heidi Cruz submitted paperwork on behalf of the Cruz for President campaign to be on the GOP primary ballot in Alabama – Ted Cruz was one of only four presidential candidates to submit a full slate of delegates. “America needs a president with both a keen...
  • Cornyn and Cruz stick with Trump, deriding Democratic ‘lynch mob’

    09/26/2019 4:36:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | September 25, 2019 | Benjamin Wermund
    Just hours after the White House released a summary of President Donald Trump's call with the president of Ukraine — in which Trump urged the Ukrainian leader to do him a "favor" — Texas Sen. John Cornyn stood on the floor of the Senate and tore into House Democrats for moving forward with an impeachment inquiry based in part on that call.
  • Trump touts US-India investments, energy deals in massive Houston rally

    09/22/2019 9:50:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    Fox Business News ^ | September 22, 2019 | Evie Fordham
    President Donald Trump said that India has never invested in the U.S. like it is doing today and said he wants to strengthen the two nation's "cherished bonds" during a rally with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday. Organizers expected roughly 50,000 people to attend the "Howdy Modi" rally at Houston's NRG Stadium. "We welcome India's growing investments right here in the Lone Star state. Nations around the world are investing in the United States because they know we have the best economy and best workers in world.We want to thank everybody and India has never invested in the...
  • At a rally like no other, Trump woos Indian American voters ahead of 2020

    09/22/2019 6:56:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 183 replies
    The Politico ^ | September 22, 2019 | Anita Kumar
    HOUSTON — It wasn’t your typical Trump campaign rally. Instead of red Make America Great Again hats, there were turbans and Islamic caps. Women in traditional Indian garb danced to bhangra drums. And tens of thousands of cheering Indian Americans chanted “USA!” and snapped photos. President Donald Trump appeared at a cavernous football stadium on Sunday alongside Narendra Modi, the popular prime minister of India, who attracted a crowd of 50,000 from across the U.S. to what was touted as the largest event in the country for a leader of a foreign nation. “You have never had a better friend...
  • Trump sets sights on Indian American voters ahead of 2020

    09/22/2019 4:16:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Politico ^ | September 22, 2019 | Anita Kumar
    President Donald Trump is expected to headline his largest rally yet on Sunday when he appears in Houston in an effort to appeal to a growing political force in the United States: Indian Americans. Trump will speak to an expected crowd of 50,000, mostly Indian Americans, who are flocking to the most diverse city in the nation to catch a glimpse of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at what is being touted as the largest event in the U.S. for a leader of foreign country. He hopes to peel off some Indian American voters who could be attracted to his...
  • Julián Castro: It's time for House Democrats to 'do something' about Trump

    09/20/2019 7:14:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 20, 2019 | Tal Axelrod
    White House hopeful Julián Castro called on House Democrats to impeach President Trump after reports surfaced that he urged the Ukrainian president to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, his chief political rival in the 2020 race. “You cannot sit by as the highest officeholder in the land flagrantly violates the law and violates every norm of a healthy democracy that we have, because it’s setting a terrible standard for people in the future. We can never normalize this,” Castro said on the campaign trail. “He needs to be impeached. I love these House Democrats—my brother is one of them,...
  • Trump, Modi to address 50,000 Indian-Americans at 'Howdy Modi' mega event in Houston

    09/15/2019 7:11:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    India Today ^ | September 16, 2019 | Staff
    US President Donald Trump will be joining PM Narendra Modi at a mega event in Houston named "Howdy, Modi!". The September 22 event will be the first time a US president and Indian Prime Minister will be addressing a joint rally. Amid speculation if Trump would join PM Modi at the Houston event, White House issued a statement to confirm that he would attend the rally. This is the third successive meeting between Trump and PM Modi within the span of a few weeks after the G20 and G7 summits. More than 50,000 Indian-Americans from across the US have registered...
  • Beto O'Rourke won't back down on AR-15 buy back, says Democrats should stop playing defense

    09/15/2019 6:10:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | September 15, 2019 | Gromer Jeffers Jr.
    PLANO — Beto O'Rourke on Sunday said Democrats should be bolder in their approach to issues related to gun control, immigration, criminal justice and climate change. "I'm a lifelong Democrat," O'Rourke told about 300 people outside of Artcentre of Plano. "For too long Democrats have played defense ... but just like Lucy with the football, every single time that we put our best foot forward and move forward in the spirit of consensus and comprise and start in that middle position, we lose it." O'Rourke called for a different, less compromising approach, noting that attempts at consensus building have led...
  • Trump to visit Ohio with Australian PM, attend Houston rally with PM of India

    09/15/2019 5:06:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    WJW-TV ^ | September 15, 2019 | The Associated Press
    President Donald Trump will attend a Houston rally next week featuring Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India and visit an Australian-owned manufacturing facility in Ohio with Australia’s prime minister. The White House says the president will visit Houston, Texas and Wapakoneta, Ohio on Sunday, September 22 to underscore the important partnerships between the United States and India, and Australia. President Trump will use the “Howdy, Modi! Shared Dreams, Bright Futures” event in Houston to “emphasize the strong ties between the people of the United States and India” and reaffirm the two countries’ strategic partnership. He hopes to discuss ways to...
  • Trump campaign to counter Dems' debate by flying massive banner blasting socialism (Houston)

    09/11/2019 4:47:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 11, 2019 | Will Steakin and Rachel Scott
    While some may be anticipating sparks to fly between Democratic candidates onstage, the Trump campaign plans to literally fly its counter messaging in the air above Houston ahead of Thursday's debate. President Donald Trump's campaign intends to counter-program the Democratic primary debate hosted by ABC News and Univision with an ad blitz that includes two front-page newspaper ads and flying a massive banner in the air that blasts socialism just before candidates take the stage. "Socialism will kill Houston's economy!" the ad reads, along with a number to text, according to a rendering provided to ABC News by a Trump...
  • Democratic National Committee Will Raise Funds in Mexico — and Seek Hillary’s Help, Too

    08/26/2019 9:13:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    LifeZette ^ | August 21, 2019 | Staff
    With the Democratic National Committee (DNC) struggling to raise money, Chairman Tom Perez is planning to hold multiple fundraisers in Mexico City this September. The three fundraisers scheduled for the 28th, according to Bloomberg, will range from a student-centric event with a $25 minimum entry fee to a dinner at which tickets could go as high as $15,000. Under Perez’s leadership, the DNC has lagged far behind its Republican National Committee (RNC) counterpart in raising funds. Election 2020 Democratic National Committee Will Raise Funds in Mexico — and Seek Hillary’s Help, Too Chairman Tom Perez is organizing events in Mexico...
  • Mayor Pete Buttigieg tops all 2020 Dems in NY fundraising

    08/31/2019 9:55:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The New York Post ^ | August 29, 2019 | Marisa Schultz
    Pete Buttigieg has tapped into the New York fundraising scene better than any other 2020 Democratic candidate — and he’ll be back this Labor Day weekend to rake in more big bucks. The South Bend, Indiana, mayor already brought in $3.7 million from New York state — including $2.9 million just from New York City, according to donor data provided by the Center for Public Integrity and analyzed by The Post. He bests all other Democratic White House hopefuls in the Big Apple — by a landslide — including New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who raised $885,000 in...
  • Trump's confidence about Texas vexing GOP insiders

    08/30/2019 5:03:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 30, 2019 | David M. Drucker
    President Trump’s high confidence in winning Texas is vexing some Republican insiders, who fret that his 2020 campaign is unprepared to handle a generational challenge from the Democratic Party for control of the state’s critical 38 votes in the Electoral College. The Democrats flipped two suburban Texas congressional districts and another dozen seats in the state house in the midterm elections, while Democrat Beto O'Rourke nearly ousted Republican Sen. Ted Cruz. GOP strategists with deep experience in Texas are bracing for the possibility of more turbulence next year, with some worrying that Trump’s top political officials in the state are...