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  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 22 October 2017

    10/22/2017 4:50:19 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 74 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 22 October 2017 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Oct 22nd, 2017 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Senate Majority Leader; White House budget director Mick Mulvaney; White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders; California Attorney General Xavier Becerra.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sens. Chuck U. Schumer, D-N.Y., and Linda Graham, R-S.C.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Mulvaney; Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla.; Gold Star father Khizr Khan.THIS WEEK (ABC): Retired Army Gen. David Petraeus.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sens. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio.
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  • Trump will allow release of classified JFK assassination files

    10/21/2017 7:24:25 AM PDT · by markomalley · 78 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/21/17 | Mandy Mayfield
    President Trump said Saturday morning he will allow the release of the classified files related to former President John F. Kennedy's assassination in 1963."Subject to the receipt of further information, I will be allowing, as President, the long blocked and classified JFK FILES to be opened," Trump tweeted. Trump's announcement counters a report that predicted the president was likely going to block the release of some of the documents by the National Archives, which citing pressure from the CIA over possibly harmful national security information being revealed.Still, White House spokesperson Lindsay Walters told Politico Magazine that the Trump administratioin was...
  • Bannon blasts George W. Bush’s presidency at California GOP meeting

    10/20/2017 10:14:46 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 110 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 21, 2017 | 12:54am
    Former White House adviser Steve Bannon says there has not been a more destructive presidency than George W. Bush’s. Bannon delivered a scathing criticism of the former president after Bush this week denounced bigotry in Trump-era American politics, warning that the rise of “nativism,” isolationism and conspiracy theories have clouded the nation’s true identity. Bannon told a capacity crowd at a California Republican convention in Anaheim that Bush “embarrassed himself.” In his remarks in New York, Bush warned of a nation in which discourse has been degraded by “casual cruelty,” where bigotry is emboldened. Bannon says Bush has no idea...
  • Trump Tax Cuts Gain Momentum as Senator Rand Paul Goes 'All In'

    10/20/2017 2:33:48 PM PDT · by drewh · 68 replies
    Reuters/AOL ^ | Oct 20th 2017 11:48AM
    U.S. Republican senator Rand Paul on Friday appeared to back the Trump administration's sweeping tax cut plan, saying he was "all in" for massive tax cuts even as the Senate passed a key budget measure without his support one day earlier. On Thursday, the Republican-controlled Senate approved the budget resolution for the 2018 fiscal year, with Paul casting the lone Republican vote against it. That approval paves the way for their tax-cut proposal that would add up to $1.5 trillion to the federal deficit over the next decade to pay for the cuts. U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday signaled...
  • Hillary Clinton’s Russian Ghost Stories

    10/20/2017 8:13:26 AM PDT · by kabar · 43 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | J. Michael Waller
    So here are the key facts: The FBI found that Russian intelligence had targeted Hillary Clinton before and during her time as secretary of state. Clinton’s spokespersons denied that this was so. Clinton opposed the Magnitsky sanctions on officials tied to Putin. After her husband received a half-million dollars in Moscow from a Kremlin-connected investment bank, Clinton moved with unusual speed to whisk the ring of 10 Russian spies out of the country and back to Moscow. She had the lopsided swap take place over a long summer weekend, before the FBI was finished with the spies, and before the...
  • IRS to block, suspend tax returns that lack Obamacare disclosures

    10/20/2017 6:34:58 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 123 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/20/2017 | Dan Mangan
    The IRS says it will not accept electronic tax returns that do not disclose whether the filer had health insurance coverage during the year. It also says it will suspend paper returns that do not have the disclosure. The IRS' move, which will bolster compliance with Affordable Care Act rules, comes as the Trump administration takes other steps to undercut the law. The IRS is warning tax professionals that it will block or suspend processing of 2017 income tax returns that do not comply with Obamacare rules requiring filers to disclose their health insurance status. The new move to tighten...
  • Appeals court halts ruling allowing illegal immigrant teen to get abortion

    10/19/2017 1:59:14 PM PDT · by Bubba_Leroy · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 19, 2017 | Staff
    An appeals court on Thursday halted a decision that would have allowed a pregnant illegal immigrant teen to get an abortion, just hours after a federal judge ordered the government to "promptly" take her to have the procedure. The unidentified 17-year-old girl, who is being held at a Texas facility after she entered the U.S. illegally, is believed to be about 15 weeks pregnant. Texas state law bans most abortions if a woman is more than 20 weeks pregnant and require them to get counseling from a doctor 24 hours before the procedure. Minors are also usually required to obtain...
  • Push is on to disbar James Comey after Clinton scandal

    10/18/2017 5:36:45 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 78 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 18 Oct 17 | Stephen Dinan
    Ty Clevenger filed the grievance in New York, where Mr. Comey was a former U.S. attorney and is licensed to practice law. Mr. Clevenger said Mr. Comey’s testimony to Congress that he did not predetermine the outcome of the FBI’s probe into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is belied by revelations this week that he in fact started drafting an exoneration months before even speaking with Mrs. Clinton. “Insofar as Mr. Comey gave materially false testimony to Congress, it appears that he violated Rules 1.0(w), 3.3(a)(1), and 8.4 of the New York Rules of Professional Conduct,” Mr. Clevenger...
  • FBI informant blocked from telling Congress about Russia nuclear corruption case, lawyer says

    10/18/2017 11:46:26 AM PDT · by bitt · 96 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/18/2017 | JOHN SOLOMON AND ALISON SPANN
    An American businessman who worked for years undercover as an FBI confidential witness was blocked by the Obama Justice Department from telling Congress about conversations and transactions he witnessed related to the Russian nuclear industry's efforts to win favor with Bill and Hillary Clinton and influence Obama administration decisions, his lawyer tells The Hill. Attorney Victoria Toensing, a former Reagan Justice Department official and former chief counsel of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said Tuesday she is working with members of Congress to see if they can get the Trump Justice Department or the FBI to free her client to talk...
  • Trump says Comey 'totally protected' Clinton, swipes at DOJ as new documents confirm claims

    10/18/2017 7:37:00 AM PDT · by topher · 121 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 18-Oct-2017 | By Brooke Singman, Fox News
    President Trump declared on Twitter Wednesday that James Comey "totally protected Hillary Clinton," after the FBI confirmed the former bureau boss drafted a statement on the private email case two months before it was over. In a series of tweets, Trump also swiped at the Justice Department, seeming to suggest they review what he called an apparent "fix." “Wow, FBI confirms report that James Comey drafted letter exonerating Crooked Hillary Clinton long before investigation was complete,” Trump tweeted. “Many people not interviewed, including Hillary Clinton herself. Comey stated under oath that he didn’t do this –obviously a fix? Where is...
  • U.S. Judge Blocks Trump’s Third Try at Travel Ban [Hawaii]

    10/17/2017 11:55:06 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 75 replies
    Bloomberg ^ | 10/17/2017 | Bloomberg News
    Link only: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-17/trump-travel-ban-blocked-by-u-s-judge-in-hawaii
  • US Backed Forces Celebrate Defeat of ISIS In Raqqa

    10/17/2017 11:21:58 AM PDT · by drewh · 22 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 17, 2017 | Holly Williams
    U.S.-backed forces in Syria are celebrating the defeat of ISIS in its former stronghold of Raqqa. Fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces danced and chanted in the streets. Losing Raqqa is a major blow for ISIS as the terror group once called the city its capital.
  • FBI uncovered Russian bribery plot before Obama administration approved controversial nuclear

    10/17/2017 7:09:18 AM PDT · by bitt · 81 replies
    The Hill ^ | Oct 17, 2017 | JOHN SOLOMON AND ALISON SPANN
    Before the Obama administration approved a controversial deal in 2010 giving Moscow control of a large swath of American uranium, the FBI had gathered substantial evidence that Russian nuclear industry officials were engaged in bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering designed to grow Vladimir Putin’s atomic energy business inside the United States, according to government documents and interviews. Federal agents used a confidential U.S. witness working inside the Russian nuclear industry to gather extensive financial records, make secret recordings and intercept emails as early as 2009 that showed Moscow had compromised an American uranium trucking firm with bribes and kickbacks...
  • Hillary Clinton Warns Britain on Potential Trade Deal with Trump

    10/15/2017 6:30:25 PM PDT · by familyop · 183 replies
    VOA, Reuters ^ | October 15, 2017 | VOA, Reuters
    LONDON — Former U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton cautioned Britain on Sunday over its push to secure a trade deal with U.S. President Donald Trump after it leaves the European Union. Clinton, the Democratic Party candidate who lost out to Trump in last November's election, also said Britain would face serious disruption if it left the EU without a negotiated deal with Brussels. The British government has talked up the prospect of bilateral trade deals with the United States and others as one of the major benefits of leaving the EU following last year's surprise referendum vote to leave. Asked...
  • Trump wants diplomatic solution to NK crisis: Tillerson

    10/15/2017 7:28:33 PM PDT · by topher · 26 replies
    Korea Herald ^ | 16-Oct-2017 | Yonhap
    [Two other Articles related from Korea Hereald: McMaster: Military options for N. Korea 'under constant refinement' [also from Korea Herald] Nikki Haley:US not recertifying Iran deal sends 'perfect message' to N. Korea [also from the Korea Herald] ]WASHINGTON -- US President Donald Trump wants a diplomatic solution to the nuclear standoff with North Korea and will continue to work on it "until the first bomb drops," his top diplomat said Sunday. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made the remark in an interview on CNN as tensions have heightened over North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs. In this Aug. 11,...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 15 October 2017

    10/15/2017 4:48:23 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 155 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 15 October 2017 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Oct 15th, 2017 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): H.R. McMaster, President Donald Trump's national security adviser; Sens. Bill Cassidy, R-La., and Chris Murphy, D-Conn.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley; Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Secretary of State Rex Tillerson; Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.THIS WEEK (ABC): Haley; House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.; Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Tillerson; Collins; Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Ill.
  • [Hillary] Clinton: We made a person who committed sexual assault president

    10/14/2017 7:49:15 PM PDT · by dirtboy · 182 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/14/2017 | Julia Manchester
    Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton discussed the culture of sexual assault following a myriad of new sexual harassment and assault allegations against Hollywood film producer and longtime Democratic donor Harvey Weinstein. In an interview with the U.K.'s Channel 4 News on Saturday, Clinton said: "Look, we just elected someone who admitted sexual assault to the presidency. So there's a lot of other issues that are swirling around these kinds of behaviors that need to be addressed," Clinton said when asked if she had heard rumors of Weinstein's behavior before the bombshell reports. "I think it's important that we stay...
  • Trump decertifies Iran nuclear deal, announces new sanctions

    10/13/2017 10:25:47 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 119 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 13, 2017 | Dave Boyer
    President Trump said Friday he’s decertifying the Iranian nuclear deal forged under the Obama administration, but stopped short of ending the international agreement, instead giving Congress 60 days to take a tougher approach toward Tehran’s lawless behavior. “We will not continue down a path whose predictable conclusion is more violence, more terror and the very real threat of Iran’s nuclear breakout,” Mr. Trump said. “Iran is not living up to the spirit of the deal.” In an address from the White House, the president also said he’s directing the Treasury Department to sanction Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps over its support...
  • Germany warns Donald Trump against decertifying Iran deal

    10/13/2017 5:57:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 132 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 10.12.2017 | amp, dm/bk (Reuters, dpa, AFP)
    The German government has warned the US against withdrawing from the Iran nuclear agreement. US President Donald Trump is expected to decertify Tehran’s compliance with the 2015 deal in a White House speech at 12:45 p.m. (16:45 UTC) on Friday. “We believe this agreement is an important instrument to prevent a nuclear-armed Iran,” German government spokesman Steffen Seibert said on Friday. “If … an important country like the United States comes to a different conclusion as appears to be the case, we will work even harder with other partners to maintain this cohesion,” he said. German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel...