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  • Call/Email The White House RIGHT NOW ("Don't sign the Omnibus Bill")

    02/14/2019 10:27:19 PM PST · by BTerclinger · 25 replies
    via Email | 02/15/19 | via Email
    Please contact White House RIGHT NOW - tell POTUS "do NOT sign the spending bill!" ********************* If You Don't Stand Up, You Will Be Stood On. ****** If you support building the wall, ending chain migration and instituting merit-based immigration, please contact the President RIGHT NOW and tell him do NOT sign the omnibus spending bill that went on his desk earlier today. Just declare a Border Emergency and FINISH THE WALL. Moreover, this [omnibus] bill will likely override Trump’s executive powers because of the sneaky limitations on wall construction. This is the sort of omnibus bill that ensnared Reagan...
  • State Rep. Evans to Resign to Lead Missouri Republican Party

    02/14/2019 8:36:59 AM PST · by old-ager · 4 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | Feb. 5 2019 | US News and World Report
    State Rep. Evans to Resign to Lead Missouri Republican Party St. Louis-area Rep. Jean Evans is resigning from office to be the next executive director of the Missouri Republican Party. State Rep. Evans to Resign to Lead Missouri Republican Party More JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis-area Rep. Jean Evans is resigning from office to be the next executive director of the Missouri Republican Party. Evans cried as she told her colleagues on the House floor that her last day as a state representative will be Tuesday. She received a standing ovation as she wiped tears from her eyes....
  • Elizabeth Warren: Trump ‘may not even be a free person’ in 2020

    02/10/2019 7:56:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | February 10, 2019 | Sean Philip Cotter and Hillary Chabot
    U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren took her battle with President Trump on the road to the Hawkeye State, as the newly minted Democratic hopeful mused before a crowd of Iowans that the president “may not even be a free person” by the time the presidential election rolls around. The Bay State’s senior senator visited Iowa, an important early primary state, on Sunday, a day after making her 2020 bid official. “By the time we get to 2020, Donald Trump may not even be president. In fact, he may not even be a free person,” Warren told a crowd in Cedar Rapids....
  • Trump's skeptics pondering whether he deserves more credit

    02/09/2019 11:00:31 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Politico ^ | February 5, 2019 | NAHAL TOOSI
    Some are grudgingly conceding that Trump’s bulldozer mentality has pushed leaders to have difficult conversations — even if the byproduct is chaos. The authoritarian rule of Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela is in peril. Afghanistan could finally see a peace deal with the Taliban and a drawdown of American troops. North Korea has stopped its nuclear tests — for now. President Donald Trump is expected to tout these developments as major foreign policy wins during his State of the Union address Tuesday night, rebutting critics who say Trump’s main role on the international stage has been to bully American allies and...
  • Trump lays out his demands for border deal to top Republican as shutdown deadline nears

    02/07/2019 4:32:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Brainerd Dispatch ^ | February 7, 2019 | The Washington Post
    President Donald Trump met with a key Republican negotiator Thursday, Feb. 7, to lay out his demands for a border deal, as lawmakers sought an agreement to stave off another government shutdown. Senate Appropriations Chairman Richard Shelby, R-Ala., told reporters after meeting with Trump that he believes the president will support a deal bipartisan congressional negotiators produce - as long as it meets his parameters. Lawmakers face a Feb. 15 deadline when large portions of the government will shut back down absent a deal. Shelby declined to detail Trump's requirements, and he did not say whether the president had agreed...
  • McConnell: Blocking Garland was "most consequential thing I've ever done"

    02/07/2019 2:43:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Axios ^ | January 22, 2019 | Khorri Atkinson
    Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who blocked former President Obama's Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland from ever having a hearing in 2016, told the New York Times Magazine that his "decision not to fill the [Justice Antonin] Scalia vacancy" was the "most consequential thing I've ever done." The big picture: McConnell cited "a longstanding tradition of not filling vacancies on the Supreme Court in the middle of a presidential election year" in his refusal to even meet with Garland after the death of Scalia — a tradition deemed "false" and "entirely a matter of circumstance" by Politifact. Since Trump's...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Trump on Stacey Abrams running for U.S. Senate: ‘I don’t think she can win’

    02/06/2019 1:57:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | February 6, 2019 | Tamar Hallerman
    President Donald Trump was dismissive about the future political prospects of former gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, saying in an Oval Office interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Wednesday that the Democrat could not defeat incumbent U.S. Sen. David Perdue in a statewide battle. Hours after Abrams delivered a well-received rebuttal to Trump’s State of the Union address on behalf of the Democratic Party, Trump said it would be a “mistake” for Abrams to run against Perdue, one of his top Georgia allies, in 2020. “I think it’s a mistake for her to run against him because I don’t think she...
  • Poll: Dems want 'electable' challenger who can beat Trump. Values come second.

    02/04/2019 3:34:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    NBC News ^ | February 4, 2019 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    Spooked by the 2016 election, Democratic voters say they want above all else someone who can beat President Donald Trump, according to a new poll Monday. The only problem is they disagree on how you beat Donald Trump. The poll from Monmouth University found that an unusually large number of Democratic voters are prioritizing "electability" over values as they begin to think about whom to support in their 2020 presidential primary. "In prior elections, voters from both parties consistently prioritized shared values over electability when selecting a nominee," said Patrick Murray, the director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute. "It...
  • Irrational Dems stand in way of immigration compromise

    02/02/2019 11:05:22 AM PST · by entropy12 · 27 replies ^ | UPDATED: 02/02/2019 06:35:32 AM EST | Sen Rick Scott
    I've been a U.S. senator for three weeks now, and I can tell you that reports of hate and incompetence in Washington are severely understated. Things are actually much worse than they appear.
  • Liberal Washington Post columnist cautions Dems: Embracing 'Medicare for All' may aid Trump

    01/31/2019 7:47:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 31, 2019 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    Ever since one leading 2020 presidential candidate, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., called for eliminating private health insurance to implement "Medicare for All," there has been pushback by some moderate Democrats, including a Washington Post columnist who cautioned the party against embracing such a platform, especially while campaigning against President Trump. Harris is one of the biggest champions for "Medicare for All," especially on Capitol Hill, where she co-sponsored a bill with Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. However, after reiterating her support for the program at a CNN town hall earlier this week, Harris was asked about those who currently have health...
  • Four new sealed dockets filed today in DC (barf alert)

    01/31/2019 5:54:48 PM PST · by entropy12 · 18 replies
    Twitter ^ | Jan 31, 2019 | @TimInHonolulu
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  • Inslee urges Schultz not to spoil 2020 race; says helping Trump win is ‘inexcusable’

    01/30/2019 6:28:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 30, 2019 | Frank Miles
    Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is the latest influential force in Democratic politics who is revolting against former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz’s prospective presidential bid, insisting that an independent run unintentionally would help President Trump win another four years in office. “No one in America should give Donald Trump a helping hand to become re-elected as president of the United States,” Inslee told CBS News. “The devastation that that man could cause is profound and well-known.” “Do not help Donald Trump. That’s inexcusable,” he added. No third party or independent candidate has won more than 5 percent of the popular vote...
  • Gardner, Portman endorse Trump for 2020

    01/30/2019 6:16:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 30, 2019 | Max Greenwood
    Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) is throwing his support behind President Trump’s 2020 reelection bid, a move that could stir trouble for his own electoral prospects next year. Gardner, a onetime critic of Trump, told IJR that he was backing the president, because he believed Trump would do right by the people of Colorado. “Look, there are things here – look, I’ve made it very clear that where I agree with the president, we will agree or where I disagree, we will disagree,” Gardner said. “But I’m going to fight like hell for Colorado, and we’ve done some good things for...
  • Howard Schultz Blames Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for His Decision to Run as Independent

    01/30/2019 6:33:58 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | January 29, 2019
    Billionaire former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz says he can’t run for president as a Democrat because he doesn’t like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s proposal to slap a 70-percent marginal tax rate on income above $10 million. Schultz revealed Sunday that he’s “seriously considering” running for president as an independent. In an interview with CNBC Monday night, he shed some light on why he feels he would not run as a Democrat: Because he could end up having to argue for massive taxes on the super-rich like himself. “I respect the Democratic Party. I no longer feel affiliated because I don't know...
  • Ocasio-Cortez is recruiting a Democratic challenger to Hakeem Jeffries

    01/29/2019 10:14:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The New York Post ^ | December 18, 2018 | Nikki Schwab
    Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) hasn’t taken office yet, but she’s already looking to take out fellow Democrat Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), according to a report Tuesday. Ocasio-Cortez, who shocked the political world when she defeated veteran Queens Rep. Joseph Crowley, said last month she’d support challenges to Democrats who are not as left-leaning as their constituents. Politico reported that she’s recruited an African-American woman to challenge Jeffries in 2020. A source told the news website that running a primary rival to Jeffries, who represents parts of Brooklyn and Queens, was the “highest priority” for Ocasio-Cortez. Jeffries was recently elected the...
  • Eric Trump: I want my father to declare an emergency at the border

    01/29/2019 8:14:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 29, 2019 | Katelyn Caralle
    Eric Trump said his father should declare a national emergency to build a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border. “I want him to declare an emergency,” Trump told Fox News Tuesday night. The president has said he will consider using a national emergency declaration to override congressional discussions and obtain the money for a border wall by executive action. Democrats proposed a bill, which was passed and signed, that temporarily reopened the government for three weeks while discussions continued over President Trump’s demand of funding for a physical barrier at the southern border. The president had scuttled a bipartisan spending deal...
  • Women invited to wear white to Trump's State of the Union

    01/29/2019 7:49:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 106 replies
    WISC-TV ^ | January 29, 2019 | Kate Sullivan and Ashley Killough CNN
    The House Democratic Women's Working Group is inviting female members of both parties to wear white to President Donald Trump's State of the Union address next week as a symbol of solidarity. "Wearing suffragette white is a respectful message of solidarity with women across the country, and a declaration that we will not go back on our hard-earned rights," Rep. Lois Frankel of Florida, the chair of the working group, told CNN. Frankel pointed out there have never been as many Democratic women serving in Congress as there are today. In 2017, the same group coordinated Democratic women wearing white...
  • Schultz adviser slams Trump for 'childish games,' says top priority is to defeat him

    01/29/2019 7:07:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 29, 2019 | Michael Burke
    An adviser to Howard Schultz on Tuesday slammed President Trum over a tweet Trump sent this week attacking the former Starbucks CEO. Bill Burton, during an interview on CNN's "Erin Burnett OutFront," called the tweet "childish games" and said Schultz's main priority is defeating Trump. Schultz has said he is seriously considering running for president as an independent in 2020. Trump in a tweet Monday said Schultz "doesn't have the 'guts' to run" for president." "You have a president who is setting an awful tone on Twitter. It's taking everybody else down in the gutter with him," Burton said when...
  • 'Dirtbags' on notice after police officers shot in Houston

    01/29/2019 8:01:20 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 46 replies
    ABC News (Houston KTRK) ^ | 01/29/2019 | staff
    The president of the Houston Police Officers' Union isn't mincing words after four officers were shot and one was injured while serving a narcotics warrant on the city's southeast side. During a press conference early Monday evening outside Memorial Hermann Hospital, Joe Gamaldi put anyone caught stirring anti-law enforcement rhetoric in the community on notice. "We are sick and tired of having targets on our back," Gamaldi said. "We are sick and tired of having dirtbags trying to take our lives when all we're trying to do is protect this community and protect our families."
  • Howard Schultz Heckled at Event: ‘Don’t Help Elect Trump, You Egotistical Billionaire A**hole’

    01/28/2019 6:54:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Mediaite ^ | January 28, 2019 | Tamar Auber
    On Sunday, former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz told 60 Minutes’ Scott Pelley that he is seriously considering a run for president in 2020. Not everyone was pleased. Shortly after he took to the stage for a talk at a Barnes & Noble in Manhattan on Monday, Schultz was heckled. “I am seriously considering running for president as a centrist independent,” Schultz said during the discussion, echoing his remarks on 60 Minutes. “And I wanted to clarify the word independent, which I view merely as a designation on the ballot.”...