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  • Pelosi and McConnell are on an impeachment collision course

    10/23/2019 2:56:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Politico ^ | October 23, 2019 | Burgess Everett and Heather Caygle
    Nancy Pelosi and Mitch McConnell are attacking each other in increasingly pointed terms as House Democrats burrow deeper into their impeachment inquiry. But if the top two congressional leaders can’t find a way to come together soon, the government could plunge into a shutdown and any last hopes for legislating before the presidential election will vanish. The speaker and Senate majority leader have been trading grievances increasingly over the past several months. Pelosi is lashing McConnell for sitting on House-passed legislation addressing gun violence and ethics reforms; McConnell says Pelosi has done nothing to follow through on her claims that...
  • Biden: Trump has ‘no idea’ about working-class struggles

    10/23/2019 2:40:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | October 23, 2019 | Bill Barrow and Michael Rubinkam
    SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — Joe Biden cast President Donald Trump on Wednesday as a fraudulent populist whose tax policies, economic stewardship and erratic leadership have hurt U.S. workers and betrayed voters in the critical battleground state of Pennsylvania. After scrapping with fellow Democrats for weeks, Biden returned to his hometown of Scranton to focus on his ultimate foe: Trump. The former vice president sought to dent Trump’s argument that regardless of what working people may think about him personally, the actions of his administration have helped them. “This administration has no idea what hard-working, decent, ordinary Americans are going through,”...
  • Hillary Clinton still considering 2020 run for president (reports)

    10/23/2019 9:49:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Post-Standard ^ | October 23, 2019 | Geoff Herbert
    More than a dozen Democratic candidates are still vying for the nomination in the 2020 presidential race, possibly living the door open to another: Hillary Clinton. The Washington Post reports two sources close to Clinton say she’s still considering entering the 2020 race for the White House, potentially setting up a rematch with President Donald Trump. The newspaper cites 17 state and national party leaders who expressed concerns about the Democratic field, still large and filled with weaknesses after four debates. A new CNN poll shows Joe Biden has widened his lead to 34 percent, ahead of Sen. Elizabeth Warren...
  • UPDATED: Pro-Trump rally set for Friday in Glens Falls (New York State)

    10/23/2019 9:00:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Post-Star ^ | October 22, 2019 | Staff
    GLENS FALLS — The Friends who Support President Trump group will hold a rally on Friday. The event will take place from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. outside the office of U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, located at 5 Warren St. in Glens Falls. People are asked to bring flags, signs or banners to show support for the president. The rally was previously planned to take place at the intersection of Route 29 and Route 4 in Schuylerville.
  • Trump’s Rallies Aren’t a Sideshow. They Are the Campaign.

    10/22/2019 4:25:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | October 22, 2019 | Michael C. Bender
    President Trump is closer to his second Election Day than his first, and an impeachment probe threatens his political future. But inside Trump campaign rallies, it’s still 2016. At each rally, energy pulsates through a crowd that waited hours to stand and chant for a border wall, a drained swamp and Hillary Clinton’s incarceration. They rejoice in the mention of every electoral vote as Mr. Trump recounts his victory, state by state.
  • Bernie Sanders defends Tulsi Gabbard: ‘Outrageous’ to suggest she is a foreign asset

    10/22/2019 2:02:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    KVOR-FM ^ | October 22, 2019 | CNN
    Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday defended his fellow 2020 hopeful Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii against the claim that she is a “Russian asset,” saying the suggestion is “outrageous.” “Tulsi Gabbard has put her life on the line to defend this country,” the Vermont independent tweeted. “People can disagree on issues, but it is outrageous for anyone to suggest that Tulsi is a foreign asset.” Sanders does not name Hillary Clinton in the tweet, but his comments appear to be aimed at the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, whose claim last week on a podcast with former Obama...
  • Hillary Clinton: “It’s Going to be Very Very Hard” to Beat Trump

    10/22/2019 6:27:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Pen Media ^ | October 22, 2019 | Benjamin Goldman
    Hillary Clinton made a pretty big slip up this weekend while at a speech in Portland to promote her new book. Clinton, who has been eating up headlines with attacks on candidates and speculation she will enter the race, told the crowd: “We have very admirable candidates vying for the nomination, but at the end of the day there are a lot of forecasters that are saying look, if the economy stays in good shape and he’s not impeached or he’s impeached but not convicted, it’s going to be very very hard because of all of the advantages he will...
  • Today’s Cryptogram

    10/22/2019 5:27:06 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 13 replies
    10/22/2019 | Nikos1121
    Today’s Cryptogram Courtesy YESTERDAY’S The Arkansas Gazette (Why do I have this feeling that they posted the same one earlier this year?) J UJI EK CIHGI AO NPD XHUFJIO PD CDDFK JZNDY YDNEYDUDIN JVD. ---KHQYXD HAKXQYD You can find this little fun word game, to combat early dementia and senility in us baby boomers, in several daily publications. The way it works is a letter stands for another letter. For example: AXYDLBAAXR is LONGFELLOW (does not apply to today's cryptogram). Beware, the game is very addictive. If this is your first time, don't be intimidated. PLEASE DO NOT post the...
  • Stuart Varney: Trump speech in natural gas-rich state may turn the tables on Democrats

    10/21/2019 8:00:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 21, 2019 | Matt London
    Fox Business host Stuart Varney predicted that President Trump may have a surprise for Democrats and those calling for "drastic action" on climate change, as the president is set to give a speech in natural gas-rich Pennsylvania on Wednesday. On Sunday, the Washington Post Editorial Board wrote an opinion piece arguing for a "carbon tax," which would be levied upon businesses and individuals based on greenhouses gas emissions. The board wrote, "The science does not change because politicians deny that humans are warming the planet. Likewise, the economics do not change because politicians find them ideologically or politically inconvenient." "It's...
  • Tulsi’s troubles are a bad omen for Democrats and other commentary

    10/21/2019 7:17:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The New York Post ^ | October 20, 2019 | The Editorial Board
    Presidential hopeful Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, a liberal who supports banning assault weapons and “raising the minimum wage to $15,” is still “too moderate for today’s Democrats,” sighs David Catron at The American Spectator. Which goes to show that the party has “no chance of beating Trump in 2020.” Unlike Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren’s radicalism, Gabbard’s liberalism is “relatively rational.” She is pro-choice but opposes late-term abortion; worries the “secretive” impeachment investigation will polarize America even further; and refuses to “execute a flip-flop on the withdrawal of troops from Syria,” as other Democrats did. Her campaign is likely to prove...
  • Pelosi’s meeting antics were a disservice to women

    10/21/2019 6:54:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The New York Post ^ | October 20, 2019 | Miranda Devine
    The image Nancy Pelosi added to her Twitter profile last week shows her as the plucky woman at a table full of gray men, standing up and wagging her finger at Donald Trump like a scolding schoolmarm, just before stalking out of the meeting. She must imagine it portrays her in a good light. It doesn’t, no matter how many progressive women share it triumphantly on social media as a symbol of female empowerment. It’s more a symbol of female entitlement. It’s an embarrassment to women who want to be judged on their merits, not given special treatment by men...
  • What Third-Quarter Fundraising Can Tell Us About 2020

    10/20/2019 11:02:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | October 15, 2019 | Julia Wolfe and Chris Zubak-Skees
    When a presidential candidate raises a lot of money, they’re probably going to tell you about it, which leads to a lot of headlines like this:(HEADLINES-AT-LINK) Those headlines aren’t wrong, but they also don’t tell you that much on their own. That’s because each candidate who’s bragging about his or her fundraising total is doing it in a vacuum. It’s tough to know whether to care about, say, Bernie Sanders’s haul without knowing what the other candidates brought in. Luckily, all candidates must file detailed reports of their fundraising and spending at least once a quarter. This information, which is...
  • Lindsey Graham does not rule out the possibility of Trump impeachment if new evidence emerges

    10/20/2019 10:12:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | October 20, 2019 | Maeve Reston
    In another sign of the dangerous predicament facing President Donald Trump, his longtime ally Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said in an interview that aired Sunday night that he could not rule out the possibility of impeachment if new evidence emerges. In an interview on "Axios on HBO," Jonathan Swan asked the South Carolina senator: "Are you open minded if more to comes out that you could support impeachment?" "Sure, I mean show me something that is a crime," Graham replied. "If you could show me that, you know, Trump actually was engaging in a quid pro quo outside the phone...
  • Biden warns that 'erratic' Trump could accidentally lead the U.S. into WAR w/ Iran before election

    10/20/2019 9:44:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | October 21, 2019 | Megan Sheets
    Biden took aim at Trump during a campaign fundraiser on Sunday afternoon at Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont's home in Greenwich The former vice president said he believes Trump will be defeated in the next election, but expressed concern at what he could accomplish before then 'What worries me most about him is the more pressure he receives, the more erratic he's going to become,' Biden said He said Trump 'could easily get us into a war accidentally in Iran' in the next year Biden optimistically added: 'I do choose hope over fear. I do choose truth over lies. I do...
  • Trump Supporters Celebrate Payoff of Fundraising Efforts in California

    10/20/2019 12:18:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    KNTV-TV ^ | October 20, 2019 | Sergio Quintana
    Many supporters of President Donald Trump are celebrating new fundraising figures from California – figures that show him outpacing any single democrat, although he has not raised more than the total amount that Democrats have. The new figures are significant because they’re from so-called “small amount donors,” supporters who gave $200 or less. The figures also show that he has raised much more money than any of his Democratic rivals in what’s usually a democratic state – but the numbers also show that he’s benefiting from being the only viable Republican in the race. Between July and September Trump has...
  • Trump Campaign Floods Web With Ads, Raking In Cash as Democrats Struggle

    10/20/2019 1:02:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 20, 2019 | Matthew Rosenberg and Kevin Roose
    On any given day, the Trump campaign is plastering ads all over Facebook, YouTube and the millions of sites served by Google, hitting the kind of incendiary themes — immigrant invaders, the corrupt media — that play best on platforms where algorithms favor outrage and political campaigns are free to disregard facts.
  • Tulsi Gabbard elevated in Iowa by Clinton spat

    10/19/2019 10:58:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    MSN News ^ | October 19, 2019 | Alexandra Jaffe, The Associated Press
    WEST BRANCH, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Clinton's suggestion this past week that Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is being "groomed" by Russians to act as a spoiler in the 2020 race may have had the opposite effect of what the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee intended: It's elevated Gabbard's candidacy and may have inspired even more ardent interest in her campaign among Clinton critics. On Saturday, Gabbard found fans among the many Clinton skeptics across Iowa, where Clinton barely won the 2016 Democratic caucuses against Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. "What is this horrible thing that Hillary said about you?" one person asked...
  • Trump criticizes Clinton for suggesting Jill Stein was Russian asset

    10/19/2019 1:31:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 19, 2019 | John Bowden
    President Trump lashed out at the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton on Saturday, quipping that Democrats "need a Green Party more than ever" after Clinton suggested that the third party's 2016 candidate for president was a "Russian asset." In a tweet, the president weighed in to the ongoing controversy sparked by Clinton on Friday when she suggested that Stein was working on behalf of or to help Russian election interference efforts during her 2016 run for president. Stein has been blamed for winning votes that otherwise could have been won by Clinton. "Crooked Hillary Clinton just called the respected environmentalist...
  • Scoop: Mulvaney predicts post-impeachment landslide

    10/18/2019 10:52:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Axios ^ | October 6, 2019 | Jonathan Swan
    In numerous recent conversations with colleagues, including last week's senior staff meeting, White House acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney has said he thinks President Trump could win 45 states in 2020 after the impeachment process — a magnitude of landslide that few if any independent pollsters would dare predict. Between the lines: People who've heard Mulvaney make this remark say he wasn't joking or even exaggerating. He appears to genuinely believe that impeachment will have a profoundly positive effect on Trump's political fortunes, according to 3 sources who have heard Mulvaney make the 45-state prediction. Mulvaney also believes that...
  • This election model says 2020 is 'Trump's to lose'

    10/18/2019 8:35:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | October 17, 2019 | Chris Cillizza, Editor-at-large
    Donald Trump: Two-term president? While that prospect may seem distant amid an endless series of terrible headlines -- Syria! Ukraine! Impeachment! -- for the President of late, a trio of new electoral models from Moody's Analytics all predict a victory for the incumbent in 2020. "Results from each of the three models tell equally compelling stories about what could happen on Election Day, but we hesitate to hang our hat on only one of them," reads the report. "As a result, we average the predictions of the three models. Under the average of the three models, Trump would hold on...