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  • Rep. Jackie Speier: Dems Still Willing To Trade DACA For Trump's Wall, We Can Tear It Down...

    05/19/2018 8:37:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 18, 2018 | Tim Hains
    In an interview Thursday afternoon with CNN's Wolf Blitzer, Democratic California Rep. Jackie Speier explained the thinking behind an effort from Democrats and a few Republicans in the House to force floor votes on several immigration-related issues, including both DACA and the border wall. "Will you get those five more Republicans and force a vote on this sensitive issue?" CNN's Blitzer asked. "I think it really depends on the polling that they're seeing in their districts," Speier said about her Republican colleagues. "I really do think it's self-preservation at this point from any of the Republicans, and that's why you...
  • Report: Trump To Hold Nashville Rally For Blackburn

    05/19/2018 4:20:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    WTVF-TV ^ | May 18, 2018
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - President Donald Trump is holding a rally in Nashville for Republican Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn, according to a report. Trump is scheduled to be in Music City on May 29 for a Blackburn campaign event sponsored by the Blackburn Victory Fund. Ticket prices range from $44,300 to $2,700....
  • Hillary Clinton's Santa Fe Shooting Tweet Doesn't Hold Back At All

    05/19/2018 11:13:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Bustle ^ | May 18, 2018 | Chris Tognotti
    On Friday, a gunman opened fire at Santa Fe High School in Texas, killing several people and injuring many more. Mere hours after the attack, former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton responded to the Santa Fe shooting with a tweet, stating that politicians who refuse to take action to reduce gun violence are "failing our children." Clinton, 70, has been a staunch proponent of gun control reform for years, dating back to her time as a senator from New York. During the 2016 presidential campaign, she ran on reinstating the assault weapons ban, expanding background checks, and restricting people suffering...
  • The Media Is Handing Trump A Second Term

    05/18/2018 6:43:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | May 18, 2018 | Kurt Bardella
    It’s often said that the definition of insanity is repeating the same behavior and expecting different results. In the case of President Donald Trump and the media, there really are two sides to this coin. Whenever Trump uses provocative and at times deliberately offensive terminology ― maybe it’s “shithole” or “rapists” or more recently “animals” ― an all too familiar cycle plays out like a rerun of a bad reality-TV show. First, you must remember that Trump is the emotional equivalent of a 5-year-old. Like a child, his actions are driven by positive reinforcement. When Trump talks tough on immigration,...
  • Congressman Paul Gosar: Have the Army Build the Border Wall

    05/18/2018 6:32:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Phoenix New Times ^ | May 18, 2018 | Joseph Flaherty
    Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar wants a border wall, and he's ready to order the military to do the job. In an amendment filed on Wednesday to a defense spending bill, Gosar proposed authorizing the Secretary of the Army to carry out President Trump's signature campaign promise of a security wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Gosar's proposal was tucked in the slew of amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act, a massive annual appropriations exercise that determines military spending and policy. The Hill reported Gosar's amendment in a roundup of the most notable of the 554 amendments to the NDAA that...
  • Kimberley Strassel: Was Trump's 2016 campaign 'set up'?

    05/18/2018 9:48:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 18, 2018 | Kimberley Strassel, The Wall Street Journal
    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes appeared on Fox & Friends Tuesday, where he provided a potentially explosive hint at whats driving his demand to see documents related to the Federal Bureau of Investigations Trump-Russia probe. If the campaign was somehow set up, he told the hosts, I think that would be a problem. Or an understatement. Mr. Nunes is still getting stiff-armed by the Justice Department over his subpoena, but this week his efforts did force the stunning admission that the FBI had indeed spied on the Trump campaign. This came in the form of a Thursday New York...
  • Why Democrats cant win the respect of Trump voters

    05/18/2018 8:58:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Sacremento Bee ^ | May 17, 2018 | Paul Waldman, The Washington Post
    In the endless search for the magic key that Democrats can use to unlock the hearts of white people who vote Republican, the hot new candidate is respect. If only they cast off their snooty liberal elitism and show respect to people who voted for Donald Trump, Democrats can win them over and take back Congress and the White House. The assumption is that if Democrats simply choose to deploy this powerful tool of respect, then minds will be changed and votes will follow. This belief, widespread though it may be, is stunningly naive. It ignores decades of history and...
  • Nancy Pelosi: "Calling People Animals Is Not A Good Thing"

    05/17/2018 1:57:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 17, 2018 | Tim Hains
    House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi responded to President Trump calling violent MS-13 gang members "animals," at her weekly press briefing Thursday morning. Pelosi says Trump's comments as reported are a new low, and make her wonder if the president believes "we are all God's children" or not. "When the president of the United States says about undocumented immigrants, 'these are not people, these are animals,' you have to wonder, does he not believe in the spark of divinity? In the dignity and worth of every person? 'These are not people, these are animals,' from the president of the United States."...
  • Ex-Trump aide Bannon promoted 'culture war': Cambridge Analytica whistleblower

    05/16/2018 9:29:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 16, 2018 | Mark Hosenball
    U.S. President Donald Trumps former aide Steve Bannon sought to use personal information collected online to promote a culture war, a whistleblower on now-defunct political data firm Cambridge Analytica told U.S. senators on Wednesday. Bannon, a former Cambridge Analytica vice president, saw cultural warfare as a means to create enduring change in American politics, testified Christopher Wylie, who says information about tens of millions of Facebook (FB.O) users ended up in Cambridge Analyticas hands. Bannons attorney William Burck did not immediately respond to an email request for comment on Wylies testimony....
  • Post: Trump voters remain loyal because they feel disrespected

    05/16/2018 4:22:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 15, 2018 | John Sexton
    Monday, the Washington Post surveyed a new book, a memo, and a detailed report for the Post itself, all of which take a look at swing voting patterns in parts of the country that went for President Obama in 2008 and 2012 and then shifted to President Trump in 2016. The Post attempts to synthesize the findings of all three items and concludes that people in these parts of the country feel a lack of respect both for themselves and for the president they voted for: Democratic pollster Stan Greenberg, who helped orchestrate Bill Clintons 1992 victory, has obsessively studied...
  • To understand why Trump won, look at Democrats' hysteria

    05/16/2018 9:10:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Des Moines Register | May 16, 2018 | Marc A. Thiessen, Washington Post columnist
    Link only due to copyright issues: https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/opinion/columnists/2018/05/16/trump-foreign-policy-north-korea-jerusaleum-democrats/615417002/
  • Trump wants to win Colorado and Minnesota in 2020. One is more likely than the other.

    05/15/2018 5:45:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 15, 2018 | Philip Bump
    Shortly before the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trumps communications adviser Jason Miller proclaimed that both Michigan and New Mexico were in play. In both states, Miller said, internal polls showed a dead heat, and he predicted that campaigning in both places would spike. In Michigan, of course, that prediction was borne out. Trump won the state by the skin of his teeth, 11,000 votes. In New Mexico, though, he got blown out, losing by eight percentage points. This story seems pertinent now because of another prediction by another Trump campaign staff member focused on a different election. According to Axios,...
  • Poll: Jewish Israelis love Trump

    05/15/2018 9:39:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Brookings ^ | May 15, 2018 | Shibley Telhami
    The Trump administration on Monday celebrated moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to the capital city of Jerusalem. But ever since the move was announced in December, it has been condemned in the Middle East and around the world. The Arab League called the embassy relocation a blatant attack on the feelings of Arabs and Muslims and a grave violation of the rules of international law that could destabilize the region. British Prime Minister Theresa May said, We disagree with the U.S. decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem and recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital before...
  • Wishful thinking about Trump

    05/14/2018 9:36:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | May 14, 2018 | Jules Witcover
    hat "blue wave" that critics of President Trump have been hoping will wash over him in the midterm congressional elections him may not be a likely thing after all. Last Tuesday's Republican Senate primaries in West Virginia, Ohio and Indiana offered no assurance that anti-Trump voters, including many in his own party, will rise up in November to rid themselves of the president's backers in Congress. In all three states, Republican candidates supporting Mr. Trump prevailed. The one senatorial candidate who ran without his backing lost, mostly because he was toxic in his state of West Virginia as a former...
  • A Promise So Big, Democrats Arent Sure How to Keep It

    05/13/2018 3:05:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | May 11, 2018 | Annie Lowrey
    Jawan Thompson still sounds incredulous at his luck: He has a job, and a good job. My first time being incarcerated, I was 15 years old, he said. Since then, Ive been incarcerated maybe four or five timesyou know, getting out, being around bad influences and not making positive choices. After he was released from his latest spell inside a few months agohis charges over the years have included armed robbery, burglary, and drug dealinga community corrections officer told him that there was a program that would help him out with a paying gig. I was like, Nah, its too...
  • Bernie Sanders: Trump administration heartless toward immigrants

    05/13/2018 10:35:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Politico ^ | May 13, 2018 | Rebecca Morin
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Sunday said President Donald Trump and his administration are heartless toward immigrants. "I think it is heartless. I think the entire Trump views on immigration is heartless," Sanders said in an interview on CNNs State of the Union. . . Last week, chief of staff John Kelly told NPR that the laws are the laws and that the technique of separating families who cross the border illegally is one that no one hopes will be used extensively or for very long. Kelly also said during the interview that undocumented immigrants coming to the U.S. don't...
  • Lindsey Graham: 'I wish' the White House would apologize for 'disgusting' joke about John McCain

    05/12/2018 7:55:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 113 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 12, 2018 | Daniel Chaitin
    Sen. Lindsey Graham would like to see the White House apologize for a "disgusting" joke that was made about the health of his friend, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who is battling brain cancer. Last week, a White House press aide, Kelly Sadler, joked to colleagues during a closed-door meeting mocked McCains health after he called for his Senate colleagues to reject Gina Haspels nomination for CIA director. It doesnt matter, hes dying anyway, Sadler said. Graham, R-S.C., said if this was in fact a joke, "it was a terrible joke." "I just wish somebody from the White House would tell...
  • Turning Point USA's plan to "red pill" black America for Trump should concern Democrats. Here's why.

    05/12/2018 2:38:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Mic ^ | May 12, 2018 | Chauncey Alcorn
    On Wednesday, President Donald Trump joined Kanye West in tweeting his support for Candace Owens, the black liberal-turned-conservative who serves as communications director for Turning Point USA. Turning Point is the pro-Trump nonprofit organization that brings controversial right-wing speakers like Ann Coulter and Milo Yiannopoulos to college campuses. In March, Turning Points founder, Charlie Kirk, interviewed Trump at the White House during a Generation Next forum where conservative millennials and administration leaders talked about policy and how it affects their lives. Its clear political strategies centering on black America are being brainstormed at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, and TPUSA is playing...
  • Pennsylvania Dem deletes tweets blasting progressives, praising Trump

    05/12/2018 2:10:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    WKBT-TV ^ | May 12, 2018 | Andrew Kaczynski, CNN
    A Democrat running for a US House seat in Pennsylvania offered praise for then-President-elect Donald Trump, called on Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to resign and said progressives "are the least tolerant of anyone who disagrees with them" in a series of now-deleted tweets. Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli is running to replace retiring Republican Rep. Charlie Dent in what is now Pennsylvania's 7th District. Morganelli, who is a centrist Democrat running in a crowded field of six primary candidates, is backed by United Together, a group with reported ties with the bipartisan organization No Labels, and longtime Clinton associate...
  • Dems worry Trump will win over economy

    05/12/2018 1:35:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 12, 2018 | Amie Parnes
    Democrats are growing worried that the strong economy, and President Trumps messaging about his economic stewardship, will help Republicans in this years midterm elections and have an even greater impact in 2020. Even as signs point to Democrats winning back the House, the party is concerned that their hopes of a blue wave could turn into something smaller if Trump and the GOP are effective on their economic messaging ahead of November. Interviews with more than a dozen Democrats suggest a number of people in the party are worried that Democrats arent doing enough to provide a counterargument. Its a...