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  1. #346

    Re: The Run to the WH

    Judd Legum
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    UPDATE: Trump campaign resumes false advertisements on Facebook

    New Trump ad includes a personal touch (unlike Chuck and Nancy): "Nancy and Chuck have made it clear that they don’t want to know your opinions on how to keep America safe. They don’t want to know why you want the wall. But I do, Fname."

    He's speaking directly to you FNAME

    Trump will build a wall across the entire gulf of Mexico, according to this ad

    "Even if you dance for your enemy on the rock, he will accuse you of splashing water on him." ~ African Proverb

  2. #347

    Re: The Run to the WH

    Kenneth P. Vogel
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    SCOOP: @RudyGiuliani is headed to Kiev to urge the incoming president to pursue probes that could help TRUMP politically by casting suspicion on the origins of the MUELLER probe & the MANAFORT case, as well as the involvement of @JOEBIDEN's son in Ukraine.

    ACTUAL @RUDYGIULIANI QUOTE: “We’re not meddling in an election, we’re meddling in an investigation, which we have a right to do … because that information will be very very helpful to my client, & may turn out to be helpful to my government. Maybe not."

    .@RudyGiuliani tells me he spoke yesterday to MANAFORT's lawyer about trying to collect evidence that might be used to undermine the case against MANAFORT ... who of course pleaded guilty to his crimes 8 months ago.

    SCOOP: Lev Parnas, a Ukrainian-American whose mysterious company donated $325k to pro-TRUMP @AmericaFirstPAC, has been helping @RudyGiuliani dig for dirt in Ukraine to help TRUMP.
    *He's also seeking European energy business, per great @lachlan reporting.
    "Even if you dance for your enemy on the rock, he will accuse you of splashing water on him." ~ African Proverb

  3. #348

    Re: The Run to the WH

    Getting ready for 2020. He did campaign rally in Panhandle where Michael hit last year.
    2017 & 2018 Australian Open Champions

  4. #349

    Re: The Run to the WH

    MJ Lee
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    Spotted: Elizabeth Warren selfies (and FaceTiming?) at be airport

    And we are now doing the full Gate 35X, bus to your gate experience with Elizabeth Warren (who’s got a Dunkin drink)

    Ok this Gate 35X bus ride has legit turned into a mini town hall. Man wants to know why she’s going to Kermit, W Va. She says she has a new opioids bill out, and wants to hold big pharma execs liable

    That concludes our journey to Charleston, West Virginia, courtesy of Gate 35X

    "Even if you dance for your enemy on the rock, he will accuse you of splashing water on him." ~ African Proverb

  5. #350

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    In case what Giuliani is doing needs clarification...

    Kurt Eichenwald
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    Russia interferes with our elections - Trump says & does nothing, but insists our intelligence agencies are corrupt.

    So instead, Giuliani is running to Russia-allied Ukranian government and inviting them to interfere with our elections.

    These people are mobsters. And colluders.
    "Even if you dance for your enemy on the rock, he will accuse you of splashing water on him." ~ African Proverb

  6. #351

    Re: The Run to the WH

    Laurence Tribe
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    Trump’s willingness to admit publicly that he might need Ukraine’s help to defeat Biden in 2020 suggests that more than vanity must be motivating his obsessive denial of Russia’s role in his defeat of Hillary in 2016. @NicolleDWallace @AriMelber @Lawrence @maddow @RepAdamSchiff
    "Even if you dance for your enemy on the rock, he will accuse you of splashing water on him." ~ African Proverb

  7. #352

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    Based on that map in that Tweet by Trump, I think I must have missed something:
    Are they now planning to build a wall along the beaches of the Gulf of Mexico?

    Just asking....GH

  8. #353

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    Julián Castro Unveils Education Plan With Focus on Universal Pre-K

    By Sydney Ember
    May 13, 2019

    Julián Castro, whose campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination has so far struggled to gain much momentum, unveiled a proposal Monday to create a national, federally funded prekindergarten program, eliminate tuition at public universities and community colleges and alter the student-debt repayment process, part of a sweeping policy plan that his campaign hopes could reshape public education.

    Under the plan put forth by Mr. Castro, the former housing secretary and San Antonio mayor, borrowers would pay nothing until they earned at least 250 percent of the federal poverty level. The plan also includes investing $150 billion to update school facilities for pre-K through high school and imparting a federal tax credit that would increase teacher pay by up to $10,000 per year.

    He is proposing paying for the plan, which his campaign estimates will cost upward of $1 trillion to implement, by repealing the Trump tax cuts and raising tax rates for corporations and high-income earners.

    “Chronic underinvestment in our schools, teachers and students over many decades and at all levels has allowed our competitors to leave us behind, and made an already unequal system more inequitable,” Mr. Castro wrote in announcing the plan. “Our antiquated commitment to a K-12 system,” he said, “has left our students and nation at a disadvantage.”

    The policy rollout is the second of Mr. Castro’s campaign, after his first proposal, on immigration, was released in April.

    Though he is the only presidential candidate with cabinet experience, under President Barack Obama — and the only Latino candidate in the race — he has not yet managed to break through in national polls. His campaign is hoping this proposal, and one on housing policy he plans to introduce next month, will help him stand out.

    With his education plan, Mr. Castro joins Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Senator Kamala Harris of California in calling for major changes to the education system. Among the many proposals Ms. Warren’s campaign has put forward is a plan to cancel most student loan debt. And in March, Ms. Harris introduced a plan to increase teacher pay.

    The plans have pushed the political conversation around education beyond calling for tuition-free public college, which was considered an arch-progressive pillar of Senator Bernie Sanders’s 2016 campaign but has now been embraced by other Democratic candidates. Mr. Castro’s plan would affect public school students at all stages of their education, from before kindergarten to after high school.

    Proponents of full-day prekindergarten programs say they not only benefit young children by establishing a lifelong education track but also help parents get back to work more quickly. A program in New York City that provides public pre-K for all 4-year-olds has been hailed as one of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s clearest political victories.

    Until now, Mr. Castro’s signature issue has been immigration. In April, just as President Trump was ramping up his attacks on the country’s immigration system, Mr. Castro was the first candidate to introduce an immigration plan. That plan included detailed proposals such as decriminalizing unauthorized border crossings, creating a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants and establishing a “21st-Century Marshall Plan” to aid the Central American countries that are home to a high number of migrants who travel to the United States.

    Maggie Astor contributed reporting.

    It has to be said that Mr. Castro has been talking about other issues. The NY Times hasn't been giving him that much coverage.

    They also left this part out:

    Asher Huey
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    I'm really happy that a major Presidential candidate specifically mentions #ArtsEd and #MusicEd in their education platform. #PeopleFirstEducation

    Julián Castro
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    I believe every student should have access to quality music, arts, and language programs in school. My #PeopleFirstEducation plan supports investments in programs that celebrate culture and humanities.
    "Even if you dance for your enemy on the rock, he will accuse you of splashing water on him." ~ African Proverb

  9. #354

    Re: The Run to the WH

    "Even if you dance for your enemy on the rock, he will accuse you of splashing water on him." ~ African Proverb

  10. #355

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    Here’s why women have fled the GOP

    Women wearing Handmaid costumes protest in front of the Alabama State House after the Senate passed HB314 on Tuesday. (Elijah Nouvelage/For The Washington Post)

    By Jennifer Rubin

    Trump and his Republican allies have made it easy for future historians and political scientists to understand how the gender gap exploded under his presidency. The vast majority of African American women (and men) for decades have identified with the Democratic Party, the party of civil rights, women’s rights and social welfare support. However, until the Trump presidency, the GOP had managed to hold onto white women (even Trump won 52 percent of them; by contrast he got 4 percent of African American women.) With Trump in power the GOP is now tied to a president who has offended, appalled and scared white women, most especially college-educated white women. This week is a perfect example of why that has happened.

    Trump personally is a large part of the problem. The misogynist bully, a know-nothing who rejects science and basic economics, encapsulates every quality these women despise. This week has been no different — insulting presidential candidates, heightening conflict with other powers (Iran, China) for the sake of riling up his base, lashing out at law enforcement in venom-filled tweets, playing the tough guy, refusing to recognize any legitimate oversight role for Congress and, of course, lying up the wazoo about tariffs, which are obviously a tax on American consumers.

    Now there is an added element. There are the efforts underway in Georgia, Alabama and a slew of other states to essentially outlaw abortion. Georgia’s new law would prohibit abortions after six weeks, before many women know they are pregnant. Beyond that it’s murder under the new state law.

    In Alabama, as Joyce Vance White pointed out in a column for The Post, the idea is to deny exceptions for rape or incest precisely so pro-lifers can set up a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade. It may come as a shock to Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), but around the country antiabortion forces figure they’ve got their majority to overturn Roe with Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh and are racing to outdo one another in criminalizing abortion.

    The draconian legislation in Alabama (and in states sure to follow its lead), for example, would require a minor who is raped to complete the pregnancy. The no-exceptions abortion ban would also put at risk a doctor who follows his professional obligation to spare a woman grievous physical (but not life-threatening) harm and thereby may face a murder charge. If this cruel invasion of women’s autonomy in the most aggressive fashion imaginable isn’t the personification of the war on women, I don’t know what is. (And, of course, these laws won’t stop women from having abortions; they will revive illegal and unsafe abortions, putting women’s health and lives at risk.)

    Until Trump, abortion has actually not been a top issue for most voters (even women) because, frankly, voters saw (whether they liked it or not) the Supreme Court preserving Roe. That has all changed with two Trump appointees.

    Even women who had been amenable to regulations of abortion clinics or to restricting late-term abortions can see how Trump’s GOP has gone off the deep end. (This is why you see support for Roe spike in polls.)

    And there you have it — the perfect formula for turning women off the GOP, perhaps permanently. These developments come after multiple attempts to repeal Obamacare, cuts to education spending and the inhumane child separation policies — all intensely unpopular with women voters.

    The question is not whether women will abandon the GOP in 2020 but whether they will ever come back. If white women (even just white college-educated women who went for Hillary Clinton narrowly — 51 to 44 percent — in 2016) start voting more like nonwhite women, the GOP is toast.

    Note: In what universe is a 51% to 44% victory considered narrow?
    "Even if you dance for your enemy on the rock, he will accuse you of splashing water on him." ~ African Proverb

  11. #356

    Re: The Run to the WH


    North Carolina wants answers from VR Systems after Mueller Report.
    After the problems NC had with VR Systems on Election Day and a Report from 2017 they wanted to Decertify them.


    If VR Systems lied to North Carolina about knowledge of being hacked by Russia every State doing business with them has a duty to the American Public to Decertify them.

    Any Vendor putting themselves ahead of the Security of our Elections should lose the right to be part of them
    "Even if you dance for your enemy on the rock, he will accuse you of splashing water on him." ~ African Proverb

  12. #357

    Re: The Run to the WH

    Justin Sink

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    just in from Kiev:



    2:15 PM - 16 May 2019
    "Even if you dance for your enemy on the rock, he will accuse you of splashing water on him." ~ African Proverb

  13. #358

    Re: The Run to the WH

    In Fox News town hall, Buttigieg calls out Tucker Carlson, Laura Ingraham as ‘not always there in good faith
    By Amy B Wang May 20 at 7:37 AM

    In a televised Fox News Channel town hall event Sunday, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg defended his decision to appear on the network, days after a competitor, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.), spurned Fox as a “hate-for-profit racket.”

    During an hour-long conversation with moderator Chris Wallace, Buttigieg tried to distinguish between Fox News’s reporters and its opinion hosts. The latter, he said, were “not always there in good faith.”

    Specifically, he called out Tucker Carlson, for saying that immigrants made the United States “dirtier,” as well as Laura Ingraham, who once compared detention centers for migrant children to summer camps.

    “There is a reason why anybody has to swallow hard and think twice before participating in this media ecosystem,” Buttigieg said.

    Still, the mayor of South Bend, Ind., said he thinks that many people who tune in to the network are doing so in good faith and that he wants to be willing to meet voters wherever they are.

    “There are a lot of Americans who my party can’t blame if they are ignoring our message, because they will never hear it if we don’t go on [Fox] and talk about it," Buttigieg said Sunday.

    Buttigieg also took several opportunities to criticize President Trump, who earlier in the evening had tweeted his displeasure that his preferred news network was “wasting airtime on Mayor Pete.” When Wallace asked whether Trump should be impeached, Buttigieg said there was no question that Trump’s behavior was “beyond the pale, morally,” but he said it would be up to Congress to decide whether the president should be removed from office.

    When Wallace asked how Buttigieg would handle Trump’s insults, attacks and tweets, the candidate started to respond before inhaling and trailing off.

    “The tweets are . . . I don’t care,” he said, to audience cheers.

    Buttigieg, a military veteran, also accused the Trump administration — in particular, national security adviser John Bolton — of “saber-rattling” at Venezuela and Iran at the risk of leading the United States into war.

    In the wake of multiple states passing far-reaching antiabortion laws recently, Buttigieg also pushed back on Wallace’s questions about whether women should be allowed to terminate their pregnancies in the third trimester. He tried to avoid answering at first, saying he didn’t want to get into “hypotheticals” that were a setup.

    When Wallace pointed out that his question wasn’t hypothetical, saying 6,000 women have third-trimester abortions each year, Buttigieg noted that that represented less than 1 percent of all women who have abortions, before responding specifically.

    “We’re talking about women who have perhaps chosen a name, women who have purchased a crib,” he said.

    Those women, he continued, probably had been expecting to carry their babies to term but had received medical news that forced them “to make an impossible, unthinkable choice.”

    “The bottom line is, as horrible as that choice is — that woman, that family may seek spiritual guidance, they may seek medical guidance — but that decision is not going to be made any better, medically or morally, because the government is dictating how that decision is going to be made.”

    Buttigieg’s campaign had held firm to its commitment to hold a town hall event on Fox News, which was scheduled before Warren publicly announced her decision to decline one. Other Democratic candidates have had mixed reactions to the network, which the Democratic National Committee has banned from taking part in primary debates.

    Fox News has held town hall events for Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) will hold a town hall event on the network next month.

    On Sunday, the crowd at Stevens High School in Claremont, N.H., ultimately gave Buttigieg a rousing send-off at the end of his event, which seemed to surprise Wallace.

    “Wow, a standing ovation,” the host said as they signed off.

    Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang has held a Fox News town hall. Yang has appeared on the network several times, but none has been for a town hall event.
    "Even if you dance for your enemy on the rock, he will accuse you of splashing water on him." ~ African Proverb

  14. #359

    Re: The Run to the WH

    He is navigating this whole campaign extremely well.
    Starry starry night

  15. #360

    Re: The Run to the WH

    Quote Originally Posted by ponchi101 View Post
    He is navigating this whole campaign extremely well.
    He definitely seems to know what he is doing.
    Sometimes you're the windshield, sometimes you're the bug.

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