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  • Trump holding a campaign rally in West Virginia Saturday

    09/23/2018 8:53:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 23, 2018 | The Associated Press
    President Donald Trump is holding a campaign rally in West Virginia on Saturday. The president will rally for a slate of Republican candidates in Wheeling, including the GOP Senate nominee Patrick Morrisey. Trump has remained very popular in West Virginia, where he has visited several times since taking office. He has intensified his efforts to help Republicans keep the Senate, campaigning in Nevada and Missouri in recent days....
  • Kavanaugh accuser wants to talk to Senate; terms up in air

    09/23/2018 2:27:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Bluefield Daily Telegraph ^ | September 23, 2018 | The Associated Press
    The woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of a decades-old sexual assault has accepted a Senate committee's request to tell her side next week but Christine Blasey Ford wants to resume negotiations over the exact terms of her appearance, her lawyers said Saturday. It was not immediately clear whether the Republican-run Senate Judiciary Committee would agree to more talks with Ford's team. Also unclear was when she might come to Capitol Hill and she was offering to speak in a public session or a private one. The committee wanted her to appear Wednesday, but she prefers her earlier request...
  • Half of Trump Voters Think Women’s Harassment Claims ‘Often Cause More Problems Than They Solve’

    09/23/2018 1:46:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Brinkwire ^ | September 23, 2018
    A fair number of people who voted for President Donald Trump—just about half—think that women who complain about harassment often create more problems instead of solving anything, according to a new poll released this week. The survey from YouGov/The Economist asked respondents whether they agreed with this statement: “Women who complain about harassment often cause more problems than they solve.” Among Trump voters, 14 percent said they strongly agreed, while 34 percent agreed somewhat—meaning that overall, 48 percent agreed with the statement to some degree. Forty percent of Trump voters disagreed, to some degree, that “women who complain about harassment...
  • Martin O’Malley: Trump pushing more voters left in time for midterms (In Iowa. He's running?)

    09/22/2018 2:27:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Quad-City Times ^ | September 22, 2018 | Ed Tibbetts
    Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley was in Davenport on Saturday, saying controversies in the White House are pushing unaligned voters to the left in a way that will help Democrats in this year’s midterm elections. “The crazier things get out of that Trump White House, the more independents look our way, and they’re coming our way strong,” O’Malley told more than 40 people at Scott County Democratic headquarters. O’Malley said that President Donald Trump has been a great recruitment tool for Democrats, and this year’s midterms are a chance to push back on the 2016 losses. “Great countries sometimes make...
  • 'That was collusion in action': Beto O'Rourke calls up Trump's Russia summit to rebuke Ted Cruz

    09/22/2018 2:15:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Business Insider ^ | September 22, 2018 | David Choi
    Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke of Texas took a verbal swing at his Republican rival, Sen. Ted Cruz, and his ties with President Donald Trump, during a debate on Friday, in the final weeks of a heated and closely watched midterm election in the state. Speaking at an auditorium at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, O'Rourke contrasted Cruz's recent conciliatory statements about Trump, and the harsh criticism Cruz had for Trump when they were both candidates in the 2016 Republican primary....
  • Democratic senators in red states are in a lose-lose situation

    09/22/2018 11:53:59 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 16 replies
    (snip) The Kavanaugh confirmation vote could make the difference in determining who will control the Senate after the November elections. And it might be that red-state Democrats find themselves in a lose-lose situation. A vote for Kavanaugh would have been an easy way for Democrats such as Sens. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.), Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), Joe Manchin (W.Va.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) to remind voters back home that they are not intimidated by — or tools of — the angry left. But now it is hard to see how any Democratic senator will get a pass from party leadership. Depending on...
  • Susan Collins 'appalled' by Trump's tweet about Christine Blasey Ford

    09/21/2018 11:29:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    CNBC Politics ^ | September 21, 2018 | Clare Foran and Jim Acosta
    Sen. Susan Collins said she is "appalled" by a tweet from President Donald Trump disparaging the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault. The Maine Republican called the statement from the President "inappropriate and wrong." "I was appalled by the President's tweet," Collins said Friday, according to audio obtained by CNN of an event where she spoke with local reporters. RELATED: Senate Judiciary Committee likely proposing Wednesday hearing with Ford testifying first The senator, who is a crucial swing vote on Kavanaugh's nomination, was responding to a question on what she thought of a tweet...
  • Melania Trump: Lying media out to ‘destroy’ Trump, supporters

    09/21/2018 11:09:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 21, 2018 | Paul Bedard
    First lady Melania Trump has apparently had enough. In a fundraising memo to GOP supporters, the soft spoken Trump has ripped the media and Democrats for lying about her husband and his supporters. “Democrats and the opposition media are doing everything they possibly can to discredit Donald with false accusations by spreading their fake news and making it appear that he does not have the support of America’s voters,” she penned....
  • Lt. Gov. candidate compares Trump immigration policies to a 'race to create a superior race'

    09/21/2018 4:53:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Journal-Sentinel | September 21, 2018 | Molly Beck
    Link only due to copyright issues: https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/elections/2018/09/21/mandela-barnes-calls-trump-policies-race-create-superior-race/1382272002/
  • Donald Trump Is 'impeachable' for Doing 'irreparable' Harm to U.S., House Democrat Says

    09/21/2018 3:34:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Newsweek ^ | September 20, 2018 | Jessica Kwong
    President Donald Trump has done “irreparable” damage to the United States and is “impeachable,” regardless of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, a House Democrat said Thursday. Texas Representative Al Green, who has forced two failed votes to begin impeachment proceedings against Trump, renewed his call in an interview with Hill.TV. "What he has done to this society is harmful and in some cases it may be irreparable,” Green said on the media outlet’s Rising show. He gave the example of Trump telling “police officers that you don’t have to be nice, when you’re arresting someone.” "These are the kinds of...
  • Donald Trump to be DEPRIVED of 2016 presidential campaign's SECRET weapon in 2020

    09/20/2018 7:36:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Express ^ | September 21, 2018 | Martina Bet
    DONALD TRUMP will be left without his secret campaign weapon in the 2020 presidential election, as Facebook has announced it will not offer the same support to US President as it did in 2016. The tech-giant declared its change in policy claiming that it will focus on providing support and information to all politicians and campaigns on its website politics.fb.com rather than visiting campaign headquarters. The company’s decision comes after more than a year of controversy over its role in the Trump campaign, with many alleging Facebook gave the American firebrand preferential treatment. In an interview with CBS News' 60...
  • Trump, Cruz mend fences and try to save each other

    09/20/2018 1:23:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | September 20, 2018 | Betsy Klein
    Donald Trump questioned his Christianity, insulted his wife's appearance, suggested his father was involved with President John F. Kennedy's assassination and nicknamed him Lyin' Ted. Ted Cruz called Trump a "sniveling coward," a "pathological liar" and "utterly amoral." It's all water under the bridge now, as Cruz fights to hold his Senate seat in deep-red Texas and the President struggles to keep a Republican majority in the Senate. Trump has volunteered himself, as well as two of his most high-profile surrogates -- his children, Don Jr. and Ivanka -- to appear alongside the Texas senator as his re-election race tightens....
  • What to Look For in Friday’s First Debate Between Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke

    09/20/2018 12:20:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Texas Monthly ^ | September 20, 2018 | R.G. Ratcliffe
    Two politicians not known for brevity will face off at 6 p.m on statewide television. When Republican incumbent U.S. Senator Ted Cruz and his Democratic opponent, Beto O’Rourke, face off in their first debate Friday, watch as two long-winded politicians struggle for brevity. This past weekend, a reporter asked Cruz a simple question about Hurricane Harvey. His answer lasted 3 minutes, 57 seconds—which is forever on television. O’Rourke recently used 3 minutes, 38 seconds to give his defense of National Football League players taking a knee during the national anthem to protest police violence against blacks. The abridged version of...
  • Dem calls for House uprising if Kavanaugh confirmed without hearing from Ford

    09/19/2018 6:05:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 19, 2018 | Naomi Lim
    A House Democrat called on his colleagues Wednesday to "rise up" if Republican senators push forward with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation without hearing from his sexual assault accuser, Christine Blasey Ford. "For the men and women of the House of Representatives, we must rise up in disgust and anger and make certain that our voice is clear," Rep. John Garamendi, D-Calif., said during an interview with CNN. "Get the facts out. Give this woman the benefit of the doubt. Don't treat her as so many women have been treated time after time in courtroom after courtroom." Only the...
  • Warren attacks Kavanaugh for saying, 'What happens at Georgetown Prep, stays at Georgetown Prep'

    09/19/2018 8:33:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    MSN News ^ | September 19, 2018 | Naomi Lim, The Washington Examiner
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., questioned embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's attitude toward his behavior in high school on Tuesday after a clip of him addressing his time at Georgetown Preparatory School circulated on social media. "I can't imagine any parent accepting this view," Warren tweeted. "Is this really what America wants in its next Supreme Court Justice?" During a 2015 speech at Columbus Law School at the Catholic University of America, Kavanaugh joked about his high school experience, saying, “What happens at Georgetown Prep, stays at Georgetown Prep.” In the snippet, first unearthed by MSNBC, Kavanaugh was referring to...
  • Hillary Clinton: Trump will 'wholesale fire people' after midterm election

    09/18/2018 10:29:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 19, 2018 | Dennis Romero
    Clinton says Trump supporters don't "fully appreciate what is potential under this presidency." Hillary Clinton predicted Tuesday that President Donald Trump will "wholesale fire people" in the White House and become increasingly unaccountable, if Democrats don't check his power by winning a majority of seats in the House or Senate in the November midterm elections. Clinton made the remarks during the former secretary of state's appearance on MSNBC's "The Rachel Maddow Show." "What I worry about, Rachel, is that after this election this president is going to wholesale fire people," Clinton said. " ... And if we [Democrats] don’t have...
  • President Trump to hold rally in Springfield (Friday in Missouri)

    09/18/2018 6:26:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Joplin Globe ^ | September 18, 2018 | Tyler Wornell
    President Donald Trump will visit Springfield on Friday for a Make America Great Again Rally, his second stop in Springfield in the past year. Trump's 2020 re-election campaign is holding the rally at JQH Arena, 685 S. John Q. Hammons Parkway. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the event begins at 6:30 p.m. People interested in attending can register at donaldjtrump.com. The event comes after Trump, citing Hurricane Florence, canceled a re-election rally in Cape Girardeau scheduled for last Thursday. Friday will mark the third public event Trump has held in Missouri. He went to Springfield and St. Charles last...
  • Hirono: Kavanaugh Is Fudging the Truth (Democratic Senator from Hawaii)

    09/18/2018 12:44:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Politico Magazine ^ | September 18, 2018 | Edward-Isaac Dovere
    Senator Mazie Hirono thinks Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is not telling the truth about the sexual assault he allegedly committed as a teenager. She thinks he wasn’t telling the truth to the Judiciary Committee when he claimed not to remember any sexual misconduct by a judge he clerked for who was forced to resign last year after allegations from more than a dozen women. And the Hawaii Democrat says that if she gets to question Kavanaugh in another hearing, she’s going to tell him that the revelations over the weekend—when Christine Blasey Ford came forward to accuse Kavanaugh of...
  • Maxine Waters Suggests “Knocking Off” Trump Then “Going After” Pence

    09/17/2018 6:57:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | September 17, 2018 | Kemberlee Kaye
    “There are those who say, ‘What if we get rid of him? Then we’ve got that Vice President and he’ll be worse.’ I say knock off the first one and then go after the second one. We have the power.” You can always count on Rep. Maxine Waters to give away the plans to destroy Trump’s presidency and administration. The latest of which occurred Friday and included a suggestion to “knock off” Trump, which was greeted with applause and cheers. The National Newspaper Publishers Association gave Waters a National Leadership Award and Waters used her platform to trash Trump. Watch:...
  • Hillary Clinton in blistering new attack on Trump: 'Our democracy is in crisis'

    09/17/2018 2:32:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | September 17, 2018 | Ed Pilkington in New York
    Hillary Clinton has unleashed a blazing attack on Donald Trump, accusing the man who beat her in 2016 in the race for the White House of cruelty, negligence, corruption, dishonesty, racism and malevolence that have combined to put democracy in America into crisis. In an afterword to the new paperback edition of her book on her 2016 presidential election defeat, What Happened, Clinton makes her most excoriating takedown yet of Trump’s character and actions since he took office. The essay, published on Monday by the Atlantic, accuses the sitting president of undermining basic democratic values and positioning himself as a...