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  • Trump demands, gets apology from Washington Post reporter

    12/09/2017 4:19:06 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 72 replies
    <p>WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - President Donald Trump has demanded and received an apology from a Washington Post reporter over a photo of Trump's Florida rally on Friday.</p> <p>Trump tweeted Saturday that ".@DaveWeigel @WashingtonPost put out a phony photo of an empty arena hours before I arrived @ the venue, w/ thousands of people outside, on their way in." The post included photos of the Pensacola venue as Trump spoke.</p>
  • Franken’s resignation shows that only 1 of our 2 great parties has any integrity(hurl alert)

    12/07/2017 4:46:30 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 103 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 7th 2017 | Paul Waldman
    Al Franken announced his resignation on the floor of the Senate today, a development that makes abundantly clear that the Democratic and Republican parties have never been more different in modern American history than they are right at this moment. Franken’s speech started off on a surprisingly defiant note, going much farther than he had up until this point in asserting that the charges made against him are not true. But that only reinforces the point I’m making about the two parties, as I’ll explain in a moment: “Over the last few weeks, a number of women have come forward...
  • White House attacks legacies of both Bush presidents after reports that they refused to vote [Trump]

    11/05/2017 2:21:28 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 103 replies
    WaPo ^ | Avi Selk
    The White House on Saturday disparaged the legacies of the only two living Republican presidents to precede Donald Trump, after reports that both men castigated Trump in interviews last year and refused to vote for him. Former president George H.W. Bush mocked then-candidate Trump as a “blowhard” and voted for a Democratic president, while the younger Bush worried aloud that Trump would destroy the idea of a Republican president in all but name, according to “The Last Republicans,” which is scheduled to go on sale later this month. The White House responded after quotes from the book were published on...
  • Trump's approval rating hits historic low, Washington Post-ABC poll says

    11/05/2017 1:56:53 PM PST · by mdittmar · 67 replies
    CNN ^ | November 5, 2017 | Jennifer Hansler
    (CNN)As he approaches the first anniversary of his election victory over Hillary Clinton, President Donald Trump's approval ratings have hit historic lows. According to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll, 59% disapprove of Trump's handling of the presidency — the worst of any president at nine months in office since modern polling began. Of those who disapprove, 50% say they do so strongly. Only 37% of those polled approve of Trump's performance in office.
  • WaPo: The year I spent in Joe Arpaio's tent jail was hell. He should never walk free.

    08/27/2017 3:03:39 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 145 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 26, 2017 | Francisco Chairez
    I was born in Mexico, grew up in Tijuana, and moved to Arizona when I was 14. I went to high school in a small town called Holbrook, then went to Phoenix to go to Arizona State University. By that time, roughly 2012, Joe Arpaio's vicious anti-Latino tactics had already raised racial tensions in Maricopa County, where he was sheriff. At the time, Arpaio was infamous among my community for his "sweeps." He would send police into restaurants, hotels or anywhere else he suspected undocumented people might be working and would arrest those who couldn't produce IDs. People lived in...
  • Trump dictated son’s misleading statement on meeting with Russian lawyer

    07/31/2017 5:50:50 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 104 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/31/17 | Ashley Parker, Carol D. Leonnig, Philip Rucker and Tom Hamburger
    On the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit in Germany last month, President Trump’s advisers discussed how to respond to a new revelation that Trump’s oldest son had met with a Russian lawyer during the 2016 campaign — a disclosure the advisers knew carried political and potentially legal peril. The strategy, the advisers agreed, should be for Donald Trump Jr. to release a statement to get ahead of the story. They wanted to be truthful, so their account couldn’t be repudiated later if the full details emerged. But within hours, at the president’s direction, the plan changed. Flying home...
  • When it comes to messaging, no, Trump cannot walk and chew gum at the same time

    07/03/2017 9:50:15 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 30 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | July 3, 2017 | Amber Phillips
    It's a common retort among those who have to work with President Trump but don't appreciate his tweeting: The president can do two things at once. Trump allies' argument goes like this: “The fact of the matter is that he can do more than one thing at a time,” Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price said on NBC's “Meet the Press” on Sunday. That's technically true. The president can send a tweet while he's in a meeting. He could probably send several. It takes all of a couple seconds — a couple minutes, max — to formulate and post...
  • James Comey lays out the case that President Trump obstructed justice (Compost Barf Alert)

    06/08/2017 11:53:51 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 45 replies
    Compost ^ | 06/08/2017 | By Matt Zapotosky
    Former FBI director James B. Comey on Thursday essentially laid out an obstruction of justice case against President Trump and suggested senior leaders in the bureau might have actually contemplated the matter before Trump removed him as director. Comey did not explicitly draw any legal conclusions. Whether justice was obstructed, he said, was a question for recently appointed special counsel Robert Mueller. But he said Trump’s request to terminate the FBI’s investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn left him “stunned,” and senior FBI officials considered it to be of “investigative interest.”
  • Trump Asks Top Intell Chiefs to Push Back Against Russian Ties

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  • THE WASHINGTON COMPOST: TRUMP VOWS ‘INSURANCE FOR EVERYBODY’ IN OBAMACARE REPLACEMENT PLAN

    01/15/2017 5:52:27 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 188 replies
    THE WASHINGTON COMPOST ^ | 2017 JANUARY 15 | ROBERT COSTA, THE WASHINGTON COMPOST
    President-elect Donald Trump said in a weekend interview that he is nearing completion of a plan to replace President Obama’s signature health-care law with the goal of “insurance for everybody,” while also vowing to force drug companies to negotiate directly with the government on prices in Medicare and Medicaid. Trump declined to reveal specifics in the telephone interview late Saturday with The Washington Post, but any proposals from the incoming president would almost certainly dominate the Republican effort to overhaul federal health policy as he prepares to work with his party’s congressional majorities. Trump’s plan is likely to face questions...
  • Washington Post Cries Uncle: Stop Using ‘Tainted’ Term ‘Fake News’

    01/09/2017 9:39:42 PM PST · by 867V309 · 61 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9 Jan 2017 | breitbart news
    Writing at the Washington Post, Margaret Sullivan bemoans the fact that conservatives have flipped the meaning of “fake news” from a term used by the mainstream media to attack stories that are troublesome for progressives to a label to call out the media’s false narratives:
  • Why Donald Trump and his supporters want you to think protests against him are manufactured

    11/15/2016 10:25:19 PM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 166 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 14, 2016 | Phillip Bump
    One out of every 40 people in America lives in New York City. The area's population is 8.4 million, more than in 39 other states. For every vote cast for Donald Trump in the city last Tuesday, more than four were cast for Hillary Clinton; she earned 79 percent of the vote. In the wake of Trump's victory, thousands of protesters crowded the streets of Manhattan (where Trump got fewer votes than he did on Staten Island, where the population is a third smaller) outside Trump Tower. It's hard to know how many were there, but let's assume it was...
  • Trump faces backlash over appointing Bannon as a top aide, a choice critics say ...

    11/14/2016 11:26:20 AM PST · by Innovative · 105 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Nov. 14, 2016 | Elise Viebeck, Katie Zezima and Jerry Markon
    President-elect Donald Trump faces a growing backlash against his decision to name campaign chairman and former Breitbart News head Stephen K. Bannon as chief strategist at the White House, a choice critics say will empower white nationalists. A chorus of advocacy groups, commentators and congressional Democrats denounced Bannon as a proponent of racist, anti-Semitic and misogynistic views as Trump began his first full week as president-elect. Trump named Bannon his chief strategist and senior counselor on Sunday while also appointing Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus to be his chief of staff.
  • "FBI Spooks"--Drudge's red letter headline means what?

    11/01/2016 4:57:55 PM PDT · by Chengdu54 · 179 replies
    Now on Drudge
  • OUTRAGE: Washington Post Takes Advantage of Mentally Ill Woman to Smear Trump

    This has got to be one of the most disgusting pieces of journalism from the 2016 campaign. The Washington Post spent several months following a seriously mentally ill woman around Pennsylvania to wrote a magazine-length October hit piece to smear Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and his supporters as bat-bleep-crazy. snip “1. Sorry to keep ranting, but this piece by Washington post is just so offensive in so many ways. Awful journalism” “2. Intentional 1 dimensional marginalized figure dealing with mental health served to upper middle class readers to self-affirm views… And only will further isolate the already marginalized; turning...
  • Trump’s truest believers start to worry: ‘You could easily lose this election’

    10/10/2016 11:23:27 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 79 replies
    Wash Post via MSN ^ | 10-11-2016 | Jenna Johnson
    The morning after the vice-presidential debate, Cathy Frasca woke at 5 a.m. and hand-wrote a four-page letter to Donald Trump that said: “It is obvious that you could easily lose this election.” The 89-year-old grandmother urged Trump to release his taxes, ignore the controversies that Hillary Clinton tries to start, stop tweeting at 3 a.m. and remember that “Bill Clinton is not running for election, so please avoid using precious time to discuss his sex life.” Instead, Frasca wrote, Trump should tell voters about how he will improve the country. “You know what to do but time is running out,”...
  • The first post-hot mic poll is out, and it suggests that Donald Trump is in deep, deep trouble

    10/10/2016 5:04:46 PM PDT · by Mariner · 84 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 10th, 2016 | By Philip Bump
    Even before The Washington Post reported on a 2005 recording of Donald Trump making crude comments about exploiting his celebrity to sexually assault women, Hillary Clinton's campaign was on the upswing. Her strong performance in the first presidential debate had pushed her national polling numbers up fairly quickly. Not as quickly as after the party conventions, mind you, but even before a new NBC-Wall Street Journal poll released on Monday, she led by about five points. Then the new poll came out. As always, one poll could be an outlier. This poll has a relatively high margin of error of...
  • Donald Trump suddenly sounds a lot like Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio on immigration

    08/26/2016 8:58:36 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 104 replies
    For more than a year, Donald Trump took the hardest line on immigration — vowing to deport 11 million illegal immigrants en masse and pillorying his GOP primary rivals as favoring “amnesty.” But 11 weeks before the election, Trump is suddenly sounding a lot like the opponents he repeatedly ridiculed. The nominee and his campaign aides are now talking openly about requiring illegal immigrants to pay back taxes and potentially allowing those without criminal records to stay in the country — lines that Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida repeatedly used in the GOP presidential primary. Trump also says that any...
  • WaPo: Why Republicans should vote for Hillary Clinton

    07/22/2016 5:47:03 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 73 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 22, 2016 | John Stubbs
    We can't have President Trump, and she could do more to advance conservative ideas than he would. With the theatrics and tumult of the Republican National Convention behind us, many Republicans remain steadfast in their opposition to Donald Trump to be president of the United States. The reason is simple: Their conscience says he does not reflect their principles, nor those of our Republican Party. Trump’s isolationist approach, bombastic rhetoric and ignorance of issues are not things we can be proud to support. The president is the commander in chief, a role model for our children and America’s top ambassador...
  • Donald Trump BANS Washington Post From Campaign Events!

    06/13/2016 1:50:55 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 109 replies
    Donald Trump Facebook ^ | June 13, 2016 | Donald J Trump
    Based on the incredibly inaccurate coverage and reporting of the record setting Trump campaign, we are hereby revoking the press credentials of the phony and dishonest Washington Post.