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  • Russia favored Trump, targeted African-Americans with election meddling, reports say

    12/17/2018 7:49:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    NBC News ^ | December 17, 2018 | Ken Dilanian and Ben Popken
    Russian agents who favored Donald Trump's presidential candidacy harnessed the major players of America's tech industry in a sophisticated propaganda effort that was far more extensive than originally understood, according to a detailed analysis prepared for the Senate intelligence committee. The Russian efforts included an attempt to suppress the votes of African-Americans. Researchers combed through millions of posts from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube created by the Internet Research Agency, the St. Petersburg-based firm run by a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin whose key executives have been indicted by special counsel Robert Mueller on charges of defrauding the...
  • Trump- Nazi Comparisons Are Absurd, Inappropriate & Reflect An Ignorance of History

    12/11/2018 12:28:13 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | June 27, 2018 | Jeff Dunetz
    Holocaust references used to be a red line not to be crossed but since Donald Trump came down the escalator to announce his candidacy for the office President too many times we hear and see people trot out the word “Nazi” to describe someone or something associated with Trump. At least when those someones or somethings do not align with liberal political beliefs even by people in the MSM who should know better. These Nazi or Hitler references are inappropriate because their hyperbolic nature cheapens the memory of the actual horrors that millions of people including six million Jews (1.5...
  • Republicans beginning to worry about Trump re-election

    12/10/2018 5:39:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | December 10, 2018 | Jonathan Lemire, Alan Fram And Elana Schor
    President Donald Trump's intensifying legal troubles are unnerving some of his fellow Republicans. Despite his brash stance, they believe the turmoil has left him increasingly vulnerable as he gears up for what is sure to be a nasty fight for re-election. Trump, ever confident of his ability to bend story lines to his will, mocks the investigations into his conduct as candidate and president as a "witch hunt" and insists he will survive the threats. But a shift began to unfold over the weekend after prosecutors in New York for the first time linked Trump to a federal crime of...
  • Comey calls on Americans to 'use every breath we have' to oust Trump in 2020

    12/09/2018 11:58:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | December 10, 2018 | Gregory Krieg
    Former FBI Director James Comey asked American voters Sunday night to end Donald Trump's presidency with a "landslide" victory for his opponent in 2020. "All of us should use every breath we have to make sure the lies stop on January 20, 2021," Comey told an audience at the 92nd Street Y on New York City's Upper East Side. He all but begged Democrats to set aside their ideological differences and nominate the person best suited to defeating Trump in an election. "I understand the Democrats have important debates now over who their candidate should be," Comey told MSNBC's Nicolle...
  • Did President Trump’s actions as alleged cost democrats the White House? leading democrat has answer

    12/09/2018 4:46:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    MSNBC ^ | December 9, 2018 | Alex Witt
    Rep. Steve Cohen talks about President Trump's actions as alleged in court filings and whether they cost democrats and Hillary Clinton the White House. Cohen also gives his take on James Comey's testimony before the Judiciary Committee....
  • Dem: Cohen filing means Trump committed two felonies

    12/08/2018 3:58:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 109 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 7, 2018 | Chris Mills Rodrigo
    Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) argued Friday that federal prosecutors' latest filing in a case involving President Trump's former longtime attorney Michael Cohen means that Trump allegedly committed two felonies. Lieu, a member of the House Judiciary Committee and frequent Trump critic, told MSNBC's Chris Matthews on "Hardball" that "we have a sitting president of the United States who committed two felonies while running for president.”....
  • Tom Arnold: 80 Percent Of Gun Owners Shoot Themselves Or Family Member

    12/04/2018 1:07:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | December 3, 2018 | Tom Knighton
    Tom Arnold isn’t someone you go to for intelligent conversation. The man is best known for being married to Roseanne Barr and has had precisely one decent movie role where he was Arnold Schwarzenegger’s partner in True Lies. That’s the entirety of why he’s famous. But, he is famous, and because of that, he has a big platform on social media. It’s a platform where he utters the most completely brain-dead things possible. Stuff like this: (TWEETS) Of course, Arnold never provided a citation for that claim. And Arnold can’t provide a citation for that claim, because it’s complete and...
  • Bill And Hillary Clinton Are Giving A Talk In Toronto Today To A Surprising Amount Of Empty Seats

    11/27/2018 8:21:09 PM PST · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 69 replies
    NARCITY ^ | November 27, 2018 | Lily Paltsev
    Political power couple Bill and Hillary Clinton are in Toronto today, spending a very special evening with their supporters to the north. Toronto is part of the small handful of cities on their North American tour. The tour is a series of conversations called "An Evening With The Clintons" - guests are invited to buy tickets and sit down with the Clintons as they tell stories and discuss important issues of today and the future.
  • Democrats going nuclear to rein in Trump's arms buildup

    11/24/2018 3:44:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Politico ^ | November 24, 2018 | Bryan Bender
    Control of the House will give them 'the power of no — the ability to block programs, cut funding, withhold agreement.' Democrats preparing to take over the House are aiming to roll back what they see as President Donald Trump's overly aggressive nuclear strategy. Their goals include eliminating money for Trump’s planned expansion of the U.S. atomic arsenal, including a new long-range ballistic missile and development of a smaller, battlefield nuclear bomb that critics say is more likely than a traditional nuke to be used in combat. They also want to stymie the administration's efforts to unravel arms control pacts...
  • How Brenda Snipes and other black election workers got falsely targeted by Trump

    11/24/2018 1:21:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    NBC News ^ | November 24, 2018 | Janell Ross
    “What you see Trump and Rick Scott and other Republicans doing here is counting on the power of racism to serve as fact," said an Emory University professor. Most weeks the Broward County Elections Office, nestled in the Lauderhill Mall just off US 441 in Lauderhill, Florida, isn’t the kind of place that draws a crowd. But on Election Day earlier this month, as Bob Henry Sr. stood in the parking lot closest to the county office, what he saw looked like something just short of a mob. The parking lot had become a locus for the frustrated, the distrustful,...
  • White men, Republicans are the only Americans who think Trump's handling race relations well...

    11/23/2018 5:15:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Independent | November 23, 2018 | Chris Riotta
    Link only due to copyright issues: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/trump-approval-ratings-poll-race-relations-white-men-republicans-nationalist-a8649091.html
  • Trump’s Chances in 2020 Are Better Than You Think (Language warning)

    11/22/2018 12:18:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | November 20, 2017 | Matt Taibbi
    <p>When I first heard Donald Trump on the campaign trail, I thought, “What a joke!”</p> <p>When I last heard Donald Trump on the campaign trail, I thought, “How long will it take for my children to learn Icelandic?”</p> <p>I underestimated Donald Trump once. I’ll never do it again.</p>
  • Porn's Stormy Daniels to perform at Deja Vu Showgirls; she's strip club chain's new spokesperson

    11/19/2018 2:14:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Lansing State Journal ^ | November 17, 2018 | Eric Lacy
    Link only due to copyright issues: https://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/news/2018/11/17/stormy-daniels-put-show-michigans-capital-city-later-month/2039646002/
  • Stormy Daniels says she'll dump Avenatti as her lawyer if the abuse allegations against him are true

    11/19/2018 2:03:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Business Insider ^ | November 15, 2018 | Jacob Shamsian
    Adult film star Stormy Daniels said she'll fire her attorney Michael Avenatti if the domestic abuse allegations against him prove true. Avenatti was arrested on suspicion of domestic abuse on Wednesday. He denies the allegations. Daniels also cautioned that "we should all reserve judgement" until the investigation is complete. Avenatti represents Daniels in lawsuits against President Donald Trump and his former personal attorney Michael Cohen. Daniels says she had an affair with Trump in 2006....
  • On Jamal Khashoggi, the Muslim Brotherhood, and Saudi Arabia

    11/18/2018 9:54:07 PM PST · by Rabin · 12 replies
    Brookings ^ | Friday, October 19, 2018 | Tamara Cofman Wittes
    Jamal Khashoggi, serviced Muslim Brotherhood. Mulla / IG reps that now lamment J Cas absence. A Persian, Salman is the man.
  • Trump’s Drug Pricing Czar Found With ‘Multiple Blunt Force Injuries,’ Ruled Suicide

    11/18/2018 7:27:39 PM PST · by Rabin · 54 replies
    theepochtimes ^ | November 18, 2018 | PETR SVAB
    Daniel Best, a high-level Health and Human Services official, tasked with lowering drug prices was found dead and, according District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department, took his own life. Best was a drug industry insider. “Azar and Best know where the bodies are buried”…
  • Bette Midler Facing Backlash After Controversial Melania Trump Comment

    11/17/2018 7:17:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Hot New Hip Hop ^ | November 17, 2018 | Milca P.
    Bette Midler sparks controversy. Just a month after she caught fire for asserting that “women are the n-word of the world,” Bette Midler is right back in the middle of controversy after making remarks about Melania Trump’s semi-nude British GQ shoot from 2000. Taking from the flight-themed element of the steamy shoot, Midler, tweeted out: The dry cleaning bill for the upholstery on Air Force One must be insane.” Flipping Trump’s FLOTUS title, Midler added the hashtag “#FLOTITS.” Naturally, the joke wasn’t received as such by many with several users calling out Midler for her comments, accusing her “body shaming”...
  • Michelle Obama: Trump’s Birther Lies Were Meant To ‘Stir Up Wingnuts And Kooks’

    11/09/2018 3:21:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | November 8, 2018 | Ed Mazza
    Former first lady Michelle Obama tears into President Donald Trump in her new book, saying his false “birther” accusations against President Barack Obama threatened the safety of the family. According to a Washington Post review of the book, Obama writes in Becoming: “The whole [birther] thing was crazy and mean-spirited, of course, its underlying bigotry and xenophobia hardly concealed. But it was also dangerous, deliberately meant to stir up the wingnuts and kooks. What if someone with an unstable mind loaded a gun and drove to Washington? What if that person went looking for our girls? Donald Trump, with his...
  • Jeff Sessions Resignation…

    11/08/2018 11:18:27 AM PST · by Paladin2 · 60 replies
    CTH ^ | Nov. 7, 2018 | Usual suspect
    "First, we cannot discuss the firing of the Attorney General without directly dealing with the 800lb gorilla in the room. There was no “trust the plan” to confront the deep state that involved “trust Sessions.” There was no multidimensional chess strategy being coordinated between President Trump and the Attorney General, to upend the DC deep state." There is no effort to use U.S. Attorney John Huber to confront the deep state apparatus; there are not 60,000 sealed indictments (or whatever number currently being used); there’s not an intention to use military tribunals to round up swaths of people for prosecution;...
  • Maxine Waters taking over Finance Committee is Trump’s worst nightmare and a dream come true for us

    11/08/2018 8:34:00 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 99 replies
    The Grio ^ | November 7, 2018 | Kia Morgan-Smith
    The reckoning is on its way! After calling Rep. Maxine Waters all kinds of dumb, don’t expect our favorite auntie to take her time launching an investigation into President Donald Trump’s finances when she becomes chair of the House Financial Services Committee now that the Dems rule the House of Representatives. The venerable California Democrat who won yet another congressional term, is one of the strongest critics of Trump, has battled with the President and endured insult after insult since he Trump took office. From referring to Waters as having a low-IQ to calling her crazy and corrupt, Trump has...