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CNN pins lack of White House briefings on a ‘power struggle.’ Are we sure...

The Trump administration holds a new record: as of this week, it's the longest an administration has ever gone between supposed "daily" press briefings since the events began to be televised. The last press...
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Colo. Dem Rep “No Question Kavanaugh Committed Perjury During Confirmation Hearings”

A freshman representative from Colorado on the Judiciary Committee suggests that the Committee may investigate Brett Kavanaugh’s statements to Congress as possible perjury, leading to impeachment. www.nationalreview.com/... Representative Joe Neguse (D., Colo.), a freshman member of...
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‘Poor King Snowflake’: Trump Admits Ordering Huckabee Sanders to Halt

President Donald Trump on Tuesday admitted he told his press secretary "not to bother" any longer with White House press briefings over his belief that journalists cover the administration both "rudely & inaccurately." "The reason...
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Still fuming, Trump contemplating giving his State of the Union anyway—but not to Congress

Well, this would be spectacular. Several news outlets are now reporting that Donald Trump, still absolutely fuming over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asking that he delay his Jan. 29 State of the Union address until the government...

‘What The F**k Were We Thinking’ Says A Trump Voter, Disillusioned By Shutdown

Well, this is encouraging. A new poll indicates that Trump’s popularity is falling and his supporters are having second thoughts about their hero, as the government shutdown drags on. Washington Post: Recent polling indicates that the government shutdown has caused skittishness among parts of Trump’s base, which has been one of the most enduring strengths of his presidency. A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll, conducted Jan. 10 to Jan. 13, found his net approval rating had dropped 7 points since December. One of the biggest drops came from suburban men, whose approval rating of Trump fell a net change of 18 percentage points, while evangelicals and Republicans also dipped by smaller margins. Among men without a college degree, the downward change was 7 points. “As a community it affects us because other people are being affected,” said Jasmin Cromwell, who runs Bodhi Seed Yoga & Wellness Studio, “whether we know them or not. Maybe I’m getting too yoga-like but we are all connected. It affects everyone. It affects us as a nation.” Another man, a Navy reservist, in 2016 wanted to shake up the status quo. He didn’t mind sending a message to the establishment — and, frankly, he liked the idea of a disruptive president. Now? “What the [expletive] were we thinking?” https://t.co/s3ggjvesfm — Matt Viser (@mviser) January 21, 2019 We can only hope that these disillusioned voters will undo this mess in 2020 — assuming Trump lasts that long, or isn’t primaried by somebody from the saner ranks of the GOP, assuming that exists. This is a good sign, certainly.  

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Thanks, Mr. Parsa, I think I can speak for everyone here that your efforts to provide us with as much information as possible are greatly appreciated.

A Radical Idea

I have a radical ides. I know, like this is a news flash, right? Just do me one favor. Read the whole damn thing, don’t just read the next paragraph, say “What an idiot!”, and then steam off to the comments section. Read it, look at what I say in political and practical terms instead of ideological terms, think about it for a minute, and then steam off to the comments section and dump a load of shit over my head. You want to beat Donald Trump in 2020? Then “Build that wall! Build that wall!” When the Democrats get back to Washington on Tuesday, the first thing that Pelosi and Schumer should do is to get a hold of McConnell and Trump, tell McConnell, :Bring the House bills to the floor and pass them,: tell Trump, :Sign those bills and end the shutdown,” and then tell them, “If the bill that McConnell brings to the floor mirrors Trump’s proposals on Saturday, we will vote to pass it.” The first part is critical, since it means that the Democrats are no longer negotiating with the hostage taker. What? Are you crazy?!? Yeah baby, crazy like a fox. But what does that get us? Well, if we play our cards right, it gets Trump out of the White House in 2020, holds if not expands the House majority, and increases our chance of flipping the Senate. Read on, keep an open mind, and let’s look at the situation practically instead of emotionally. OK, deep breath. The Democrats Downside What are the myriad downsides for the Democrats in this radical idea? There are only two. Trump gets his wall. And the Democrats disappoint their base by caving on the wall. I’ll deal with the base in the next section. So, the Democrats cave on the wall. Oh No! Except he doesn’t. I wish everybody would get it through their heads, there is never going to be a fucking wall! There isn’t going to be a wall because Trump doesn’t want a wall. Trump wants the talisman of a wall, he wants to blame the Democrats for opposing it, he wants to hear chants about it, he wants to fund raise off of it. That’s it, nothing more. There is plenty of logic to back this assertion up. First, remember, we’re dealing with The-Gang-That-Couldn’t-Think-Straight here. Trump still hasn’t even spent 25% of the $1.6 billion he got the last go around to start his stupid wall. Early last year, Trump had the promise of $25.6 billion for his wall in return for permanent protection of DACA recipients, and he scotched the deal. In December he had $1.6 billion for the wall to keep the government open, and he eighty-sixed that plan too when the right wing party noise makers went off. Trump doesn’t actually want the wall, he wants the issue. And we know this because he’s already proven it. Trump campaigned on the wall. He’s screamed and hollered for it like a colicky 2 year old for 2 years now. But not one site has been surveyed for wall construction compatibility. Not one bid has been solicited from wall component manufacturers, or construction companies either. Some of his already existing $1.6 billion could have been sent on those logistics. If you want to build a wall, you’re going to need […]
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Amid Trump drive to cut funds for Puerto Rico, top official at Housing and...

If it wasn’t downright terrifying, it would be sort of comical how hard it is for Donald Trump to keep employees in his administration. Over the last two years, we’ve seen the mass exodus of political appointees...

Trump Lavishly Praised The San Antonio Wall, Trouble Is, It Doesn’t Exist

Trump spoke glowingly of a wall in San Antonio, Texas, which he used to prove up his salient point, that “walls work.” Well, they may work, but emphatically, they do not work in San Antonio, because this is the first the people of San Antonio have heard about it. That’s right. San Antonio is 157 miles north of the Mexican border and they have no wall. Glad we've protected the famously vulnerable border town of San Antonio… https://t.co/9RinfNHvSX — Morgan Ross (@MorganBRoss) January 19, 2019 I have been to San Antonio and I must have missed the wall there!! Saw the Alamo, where Mexico whipped our ass though!! 😳😳😳 pic.twitter.com/sS2zGLzCu0 — Alive Chapman (@AliveChapman) January 19, 2019 I live in San Antonio. I have no idea what he’s talking about. There’s a wall around the Alamo but it sure didn’t keep out the Mexican Army.😳 — Paul Cobaugh (@PLCNarrativeStr) January 19, 2019 Not only thinking of the Alamo, where "the wall" didn't work, but WTAF is he talking about cities becoming safe "immediately"???? We have no walled-off cities in the US. He really is the most ignorant person on this planet. — TheDolphin🐬✌💕 (@CetaceanFreedom) January 19, 2019 Of all the examples Trump could have come up with, to frame his “walls work” theory, the Alamo was dead last on the list. Once again, another entry into the files of “You can’t make this shit up.”

Right Wingers Livid With Trump’s ‘Amnesty’ Speech, Which They Call ‘Identical To Jeb!s’

Well, this didn’t take long. No sooner had Trump closed his mic after Saturday’s address from the White House, when the Twitterverse got on line. Ann Coulter, not surprisingly, led the parade and she was not pleased. Trump's solution: Let's just amnesty them! https://t.co/67xTd3iigh — Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) January 19, 2019 Not compromise … caved ✔️ — @d0u6 (@DougDueck) January 19, 2019 100 miles of border wall in exchange for amnestying millions of illegals. So if we grant citizenship to a BILLION foreigners, maybe we can finally get a full border wall. — Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) January 19, 2019 This bill that President Trump just proposed is identical to Jeb’s 2016 immigration platform — Jacob Wohl (@JacobAWohl) January 19, 2019 Ouch. A Trump policy being identical to Jeb!s? That’s bad enough, but it’s coming from Jacob Wohl, who worships Trump — or did. #MAGA: Make Amnesty Great Again! — SoonerCaniac ✝️ 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 🇺🇸 (@SoonerCaniac) January 19, 2019 This afternoon’s address was not exactly a resounding success. Meanwhile, it’s Day 29 of the longest government shutdown in history. One egregious snafu already has occurred, when TSA allowed a woman to board an international flight to Japan with a revolver and ammunition in a carry on bag. These people are going to be coming up on a second missed paycheck soon, and while many of them continue to show up for work, it’s human nature that you don’t want to work for nothing. The Republicans need to reopen the government, in any event, and stop using the shutdown as a negotiating tool. This is a dangerous precedent to set. The rights of unpaid government workers have to become the top priority and not this muckety muck, vanity project, tribute to Trump in the desert, “the Wall.” It was a great talking point in 2016, but in the light of day, it’s not going to happen and to hold 800,000 workers hostage is pointless and cruel.

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