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  • Kelly calls some of Trump's campaign pledges on immigration, wall 'uninformed,'

    01/17/2018 4:46:29 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 64 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 17, 2018 | Ed O'Keefe
    White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly told Democratic lawmakers Wednesday that the United States will never construct a physical wall along the entire stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border and that some of President Trump’s campaign promises on immigration were “uninformed.” The comments put Kelly at odds with Trump, who repeatedly said during his presidential campaign that he would build a border wall that Mexico would pay for, not U.S. taxpayers. Kelly met with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, House Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) and Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.), who chairs the Congressional Asian Pacific American...
  • Dems flip Wisconsin state Senate seat

    01/17/2018 1:29:54 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 17, 2018 | Brett Samuels
    Wisconsin Democrats on Tuesday flipped a state Senate seat in a GOP-leaning district, prompting excitement among local party official Patty Schachtner (D) defeated state Rep. Adam Jarchow (R) in a special election to replace a senator who left for a job in Gov. Scott Walker's (R) administration, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. Schachtner, the chief medical examiner in Wisconsin's St. Croix County, won in the state's 10th Senate district, which voted heavily for President Trump and Republican nominee Mitt Romney in the past two presidential elections. Despite Schachtner's win, Democrats remain in the minority in the state senate, according to...
  • Some Trump Supporters Renounce Support After Sh*thole Comments

    01/14/2018 3:06:25 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 192 replies
    Donald Trump For President Blog ^ | January 14, 2018 | Pinkbell
    Here are a sampling: @realDonaldTrump I bought into the #MakeAmericaGreatAgain campaign. I voted for you. Starting to regret my decision. This country was built by great Americans from #shitholecountries. Please "SHUT THE F**K UP" you are making this country look very bad. President @realDonaldTrump your "shithole countries" comment is unpresidential, and I'm VERY sorry I voted for you! #Haiti #Africa This woman, Robin, was definitely Trump supporter and a more prominent one on Twitter at that. I voted for @realDonaldTrump , and I regret it. He is a racist, foolish old man. Thank you @donlemon for saying these...
  • (Update) Jeff Flake Backs Up Durbin - Says Trump Did Say Sh*thole

    01/12/2018 8:53:52 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 158 replies
    Jake Tapper ^ | January 12, 2018
    We have an update on the previous thread, which I'll link below. Trump denied saying "sh*thole" in the meeting, Dick Durbin came out and said Trump said it: “In the course of his comments, [President Trump] said things which were hate-filled, vile and racist,” Sen. Dick Durbin says of “sh*thole countries” comments. “He said these hate-filled things and he said them repeatedly.” Of course, he then dramatized it to the extreme: "The most disheartening thing to me is, my belief that, that was the first time words that hateful have been spoken in the Oval Office of the White...
  • Dick Durbin (D) Says Trump Did Say "Sh*thole"

    01/12/2018 6:48:34 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 141 replies
    Twitter ^ | January 12, 2018
    Earlier today, President Trump denied saying that the TPS countries such as Haiti were "sh*tholes". I knew there were Democrats in the meeting, so I figured they would come forth with their side, and sure enough: Geoff Bennett ‏ @GeoffRBennett Sen. Dick Durbin now knocking down Trump's denial: "It's not true. He said those hateful things, and he said them repeatedly." People who attended the immigration meeting where Trump made his "shithole" comment: -President Donald Trump -Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) -Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) -Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) -Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) -Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) -Rep. Robert Goodlatte...
  • The Democrats Double Speak Regarding Trump's Sh*thole Seen Round The World Comments

    01/12/2018 4:17:33 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 52 replies
    Donald Trump For President Blog ^ | January 12, 2018 | Pinkbell
    Another Trump controversy is afoot, so I thought I would address it. In an Oval Office meeting to discuss immigration reform, the issue of TPS came up. TPS is Temporary Protected Status per Wikipedia: In 1990, as part of the Immigration Act of 1990 ("IMMACT"), P.L. 101-649, Congress established a procedure by which the Attorney General may provide temporary protected status to immigrants in the United States who are temporarily unable to safely return to their home country because of ongoing armed conflict, an environmental disaster, or other extraordinary and temporary conditions.[2] Trump made comments that have caused a...
  • Could Trump Risk His Base With the Wrong Immigration Deal?

    01/09/2018 7:42:25 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 69 replies
    Donald Trump For President Blog ^ | January 9, 2017 | Pinkbell
    In 2013, Trump tweeted two things: .@GOP need to face reality – not one of the illegal immigrants granted amnesty will vote Republican. Amnesty is suicide for Republicans.Not one of those 12 million who broke our laws will vote Republican.Obama is laughing at @GOP. I took the opportunity to watch the full meeting Trump had at the White House today. It was nearly an hour, and it was bipartisan. Trump stated unequivocally his support for DACA. I'm honestly torn on DACA. I did support it at one time, but after watching them bussed in for a protest wherein...
  • Scoop: Wolff taped interviews with Bannon, top officials

    01/04/2018 3:41:18 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 102 replies
    Axios ^ | January 4, 2018 | Mike Allen
    Michael Wolff has tapes to back up quotes in his incendiary book — dozens of hours of them. Among the sources he taped, I'm told, are Bannon and former White House deputy chief of staff Katie Walsh. So that's going to make it harder for officials to deny embarrassing or revealing quotes attributed to them in "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House," out Tuesday. In some cases, the officials thought they were talking off the record. But what are they going to do now? Although the White House yesterday portrayed Wolff as a poseur, he spent hours at...
  • Judge rejects Roy Moore's suit in Alabama Senate race

    12/28/2017 11:32:57 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 77 replies
    AP ^ | December 28, 2017 | Kim Chandler
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Democrat Doug Jones on Thursday will be officially declared the winner of a U.S. Senate race after a judge rejected Republican Roy Moore's last-ditch effort to stop the certification of Jones' historic upset in a deep-red state. Montgomery Circuit Judge Johnny Hardwick denied Moore's request for a restraining order to stop Alabama's canvassing board from certifying Jones' victory on Thursday. Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill said Jones will be certified as the winner of the Dec. 12 election on Thursday afternoon. He will be sworn in on Jan. 3. A spokesman for Jones earlier...
  • Bannon adviser: Ryan challenger Paul Nehlen is 'dead to us' after inflammatory tweets

    12/27/2017 2:04:29 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 181 replies
    CNN ^ | December 27, 2017 | Oliver Darcy
    Breitbart executive chairman Steve Bannon has cut ties with Paul Nehlen, the far-right activist who is challenging Paul Ryan for his congressional seat and who has received extremely favorable coverage from Breitbart in the past. "Nehlen is dead to us," said Arthur Schwartz, an adviser of Bannon's who is familiar with the former White House chief strategist's thinking. Nehlen, who became a lightning rod for his anti-immigrant views, has escalated his rhetoric in recent days with a number of incendiary tweets. In one tweet, Nehlen proudly revealed that he is reading "The Culture of Critique," a book about Jewish culture...
  • Scoop: Mueller obtains "tens of thousands” of Trump transition emails

    12/16/2017 1:10:32 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 57 replies
    Axios ^ | December 15, 2017 | Mike Allen
    Special Counsel Robert Mueller has obtained “many tens of thousands” of Trump transition emails, including sensitive emails of Jared Kushner, transition team sources tell Axios. Trump officials discovered Mueller had the emails when his prosecutors used them as the basis for questions to witnesses, the sources said. The emails include 12 accounts, one of which contains about 7,000 emails, the sources said. The accounts include the team's political leadership and the foreign-policy team, the sources said. Why it matters: The transition emails are said to include sensitive exchanges on matters that include potential appointments, gossip about the views of particular...
  • Anderson Cooper Loses The Mask - Drops Veneer of Objectivity - Attacks Trump On Twitter!

    12/13/2017 5:13:24 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 63 replies
    Trump Tweeted this morning: Donald J. Trump‏   The reason I originally endorsed Luther Strange (and his numbers went up mightily), is that I said Roy Moore will not be able to win the General Election. I was right! Roy worked hard but the deck was stacked against him! Anderson Cooper responded: Anderson Cooper‏ Replying to @realDonaldTrump Oh Really? You endorsed him you tool! Pathetic loser. First of all, Trump did not endorse Moore in the primary. He endorsed Strange. He's not denying he supported Moore in the general; he just thought he'd have a hard time winning....
  • Trump's Prophetic Words About The Jones/Moore Election & This Election Vs. 2016 By The Numbers

    12/13/2017 2:01:46 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 40 replies
    Donald Trump For President Blog ^ | December 13, 2017 | Pinkbell
    When the Alabama Republican Senate Primaries were going on, Trump endorsed Senator Luther Strange.  He said Luther Strange and he had a good working relationship and that he was a vote easily given that Trump needed when he was having trouble rallying the healthcare votes. Many people, however, criticized Trump for that choice.  I was among them to an extent.  I was frustrated, as were many, at the time with the Republican inaction.  They couldn't get healthcare through on multiple attempts, and they still don't back him on immigration.  At the time, the tax reform bill hadn't gone through as...
  • Trump accusers to unite for first time, demand congressional investigation into allegations

    12/11/2017 1:19:25 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 144 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 11, 2017 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    Women who have publicly accused President Trump of sexual misconduct will call for Congress to investigate the allegations at a press conference on Monday. The women will unite for the first time to demand the probe and share details of their allegations against Trump, according to a press release. The conference is being hosted by Brave New Films, a documentary group that released a film about the allegations against Trump in November. More than a dozen women came forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against Trump during his presidential campaign. Trump has denied the reports and the White House has said its...
  • Flynn coordinated Russia call with senior transition official, prosecutors say

    12/01/2017 9:17:26 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 143 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 1, 2017 | Katie Bo Williams
    Former national security advisor Michael Flynn spoke with a "senior official" in President’s Trump's transition team at the Mar-a-Lago resort to discuss what he should communicate to the Russian ambassador in a highly-scrutinized series of phone calls in December of 2016, according to federal prosecutors. Flynn and the senior officials discussed both the recently implemented U.S. sanctions on Russia, as well as the fact that they did not want Russia to escalate friction between the two nations, lawyers on special counsel Robert Mueller's team told a federal judge Friday.   After the discussion, Flynn telephoned the Russian ambassador, Sergey Kislyak. Afterwards, he called...
  • The Media Accuse Trump Of Using Racial Slur To Navajo

    11/28/2017 6:42:22 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 10 replies
    Donald Trump For President Blog ^ | November 28, 2017 | Pinkbell
    Full Title - The Media (Who Only Talked About the Navajo Because Of Trump) Accuse Trump Of Using Racial Slur To Navajo Today, while having an event celebrating the Navajo Code Talkers, Trump made a quip about Elizabeth Warren: "I just want to thank you because you are very, very special people. You were here long before any of us were here. Although, we have a representative in Congress who has been here a long time ... longer than you -- they call her Pocahontas!  But you know what, I like you. You are special people." The media went ballistic...
  • Dem lead in generic ballot polls worries GOP

    11/26/2017 5:41:46 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 74 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 26, 2017 | John Kamisar
    Republicans head into the holiday season with a daunting number hanging over their heads - 10.7 percent. Democrats lead their Republican rivals by 10.7 percent on the generic congressional ballot, according to the most recent RealClearPolitics average of available polling data. That mark is the highest the RCP's average has gone since just before the 2010 elections, where Republicans netted 63 House seats. It's a gloomy sign for Republicans, and one that dovetails with President Trump's sagging approval rating to boost Democratic optimism about taking the House and raises questions about whether Republicans will be able to take advantage of Democratic weakness on the Senate map. "It's always stupid to make firm predictions in anything,...
  • Trump administration backs Obama-led climate effort

    11/25/2017 4:40:51 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 43 replies
    Axios ^ | November 26, 2017 | Amy Harder
    A career State Department official speaking at a conference Thursday on behalf of the Trump administration backed a climate policy then-President Obama pursued shortly before he left office. The policy phases down powerful greenhouse gases found in a range of everyday appliances. This is the most explicit and public the Trump administration has been about supporting it. The big picture: The conference, held this week in Montreal, is about a recent amendment to the Montreal Protocol, a global treaty created 30 years ago to fix the hole in the Earth's ozone layer, which is now it's achieving its goal. World...
  • Fox News Poll: Jones leads Moore by 8 points in Alabama Senate race

    11/16/2017 6:45:43 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 105 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 16, 2017 | Dana Blanton
    Alabama voters want a candidate who will represent their state with honor -- and they think Doug Jones has strong moral character and Roy Moore doesn’t....    Jones is up by eight points over Moore among Alabama likely voters, 50 percent vs. 42 percent, in a Fox News Poll conducted Monday through Wednesday evenings.  His lead is outside the poll’s margin of sampling error (±3.5 percentage points).  Nine percent are undecided or plan to vote for someone else. Alabama voters decide who will fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a December 12 special election. ...
  • Republican poll: Moore 12 points behind Democrat Jones

    11/16/2017 12:53:12 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 98 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 15, 2017 | Lisa Hagen
    Alabama GOP nominee Roy Moore is polling 12 points behind his Democratic opponent Doug Jones in the wake of allegations that Moore had initiated a sexual encounter with a minor, according to a poll from the Senate GOP’s campaign arm. The National Republican Senatorial Committee’s (NRSC) poll, which was obtained by The Hill, found that Jones was leading Moore by a double-digit margin, 51 to 39 percent. The polling was conducted the day after The Washington Post reported on the allegations. The survey also found that Moore’s favorability has dropped to 35 percent, compared to an NRSC poll from October...