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  • George Will:"This sad, embarrassing wreck of a man" (Trump)

    07/17/2018 3:31:39 PM PDT · by RevelationDavid · 91 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 17 | George Will
    Where Oh Where did you go George?.....:( ""America’s child president had a play date with a KGB alumnus, who surely enjoyed providing day care. It was a useful, because illuminating, event: Now we shall see how many Republicans retain a capacity for embarrassment...." More at link:(if you can stand reading it) https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/this-sad-embarrassing-wreck-of-a-man/2018/07/17/d06de8ea-89e8-11e8-a345-a1bf7847b375_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.4e7f60f44ef8
  • If you work for Trump, quit now [projectile vomit alert]

    07/16/2018 1:19:01 PM PDT · by markomalley · 75 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | 7/16/18 | Ruth Marcus
    Everyone who works for President Trump: Quit now. Save your souls. Save your honor, such as it is. Save your reputation, such as it remains. Russia attacked our democracy. Trump has demonstrated repeatedly, and did so again with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, that he doesn’t care and won’t defend his country. If you work for this man and you call yourself a patriot, it is time for you to go. This may sound excessive, even irresponsible. Indeed, for months I have agonized over the question of public service in the age of Trump.
  • In about 20 years, half the population will live in eight states (WaPo is whining)

    07/15/2018 8:42:28 PM PDT · by tom h · 69 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 12, 2018 | Philip Bump
    The Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service of the University of Virginia analyzed Census Bureau population projections to estimate each state’s likely population in 2040, including the expected breakdown of the population by age and gender ... we see that, in fact, the [US] population will be heavily centered in a few states. Eight states will have just under half of the total population of the country, 49.5 percent, according to the Weldon Cooper Center’s estimate. The next eight most populous states will account for an additional fifth of the population, up to 69.2 percent — meaning that the 16...
  • Election system firm with Maryland contract has ties to Russian oligarch, FBI tells state

    07/15/2018 3:51:54 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 35 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | July 13, 2018 | By Ovetta Wiggins
    Top Maryland officials have asked the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to help ensure that the state’s election system is secure after learning that a Russian-backed firm is linked to the Maryland state Board of Elections. Gov. Larry Hogan (R), Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (D-Calvert) and House Speaker Michael E. Busch (D-Anne Arundel) sent a joint letter on Friday to Homeland Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen asking for technical assistance to evaluate the network utilized by the state board. Miller and Busch said late Friday during a hastily called news conference in Annapolis that the FBI briefed them...
  • Fight Against $15: Democrats Surprisingly Push To Repeal Minimum Wage Hike In Nation's Capital

    07/14/2018 11:44:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    IBD ^ | 07/14/2018
    "Fight for $15" is the rallying cry for most Democrats these days. But soon after Washington, D.C., voters approved a hike in tipped wages to $15, Democrats on the city council moved to repeal it. That's what happens when ideology crashes into reality. On Tuesday, 7 of the 13 members of Washington's city council sponsored a bill to jettison the wage hike for tipped workers that 56% of D.C. voters had approved by a ballot initiative less than a month before. Under Initiative 77, the workers would see their minimum wage climb from the current $3.89 an hour to $15...
  • It’s Not Bernie Sanders Holding The Democrats Back -- It’s Obama (WaPost)

    07/11/2018 7:11:54 AM PDT · by blam · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7-10-2018 | F H Buckely
    Politics has become so mindless I’m almost ready to watch soccer. On the left, Trump is the root of all evil. On the right, the pro-Trumpers mostly just repeat themselves. So to make things more interesting, let a Trump supporter tell you how the Democrats can win an election. Spoiler: It’s not Bernie Sanders holding the party back; it’s Barack Obama. I know at this moment, it looks pretty hopeless. I don’t think socialism is the ticket, or open borders either. And the “Abolish ICE” crowd makes it seem as if the party of FDR and JFK has a death...
  • How we'll recover from Trump

    07/11/2018 9:08:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Bristol Herald Courier ^ | July 11, 2018 | Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post
    President Donald Trump, more than any modern president, freely expresses his racist views — whether it is calling Mexican immigrants rapists, asserting that immigrants “infest” America, saying neo-Nazis include some “very fine people,” preferring Norwegian immigrants to those from “sh--hole” countries or associating immigrants with crime in public and in private. (In May, The Post reported on an episode in April 2017: “Trump reminded them the crowds loved his rhetoric on immigrants along the campaign trail. Acting as if he were at a rally, he recited a few made-up Hispanic names and described potential crimes they could have committed, such...
  • Kavanaugh's role in ObamaCare's survival fiercely debated by conservatives

    07/09/2018 12:14:04 PM PDT · by Innovative · 32 replies
    FoxNews ^ | July 9, 2018 | Alex Pappas
    Did Judge Brett Kavanaugh write the roadmap for saving ObamaCare? That question has dwelled at the center of passionate debate in the conservative legal community for days as Kavanaugh, a federal appeals judge in the District of Columbia, finds himself as one of President Trump’s four finalists for a place on the U.S. Supreme Court. The allegation from conservative critics is rooted in a 2011 ObamaCare case where Kavanaugh dissented against the ruling but acknowledged that the Affordable Care Act’s “individual mandate provision” could fit “comfortably within Congress’ Taxing Clause power.” Kavanaugh's detractors say that language helped provide the roadmap...
  • Ex-GOP majority leader: Republicans must protect Mueller [RINO Frist]

    07/07/2018 1:43:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 127 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 7, 2018 | John Bowden
    Former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) warned Republicans against continuing their "assault" against Robert Mueller, writing in an op-ed Friday that the GOP must let Mueller continue his investigation. In an opinion piece for The Washington Post, the former Tennessee Republican urged Republicans to fight for the "rule of law," even if it meant going up against the Trump administration. "I am also a Republican because I believe in the rule of law. Republicans must fight for that principle today — even if it means pushing back against a Republican administration," Frist wrote. "It isn’t easy to tell a...
  • American Dream is now a nightmare- it's up to its citizens to change its course (barf alert)

    07/06/2018 2:25:40 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 48 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 3rd 2018 | Christine Emba
    On this Independence Day, let’s go ahead and admit that 2018 has not been the most uplifting year. Since January, there have been at least 23 shootings that left someone injured or killed at a school in the United States. As of last week, at least 2,000 minors separated from their parents were in the care of the Department of Health and Human Services, with no clear path to reunification. The past several months have seen high-profile instances of outright racial harassment and a much-bemoaned downturn in “civility.” Income levels are stagnating, and inequality is soaring. A growing number of...
  • MSNBC Guest Declares We Must Start ‘Civil War’ If Trump Chooses Conservative SCOTUS

    07/05/2018 9:16:13 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 124 replies
    http://conservative101.com ^ | July 4, 2018 10:46 pm
    Ever since Maxine Waters encouraged her supporters to publicly harass Trump supporters, liberals have denounced civility and things just keep getting worse. Now, Washington Post columnist and MSNBC Contributor Jennifer Rubin announced that if Trump gets his way with the supreme court, it is time for civil war. “The people who brought Donald Trump and delivered him to the White House want this [the overturn of Roe], and I think they will not be disappointed. So then the question is, if they’re not able to withstand this onslaught, not able to hold back a justice that would reverse Roe, what...
  • WH staffer indicted on assault charges resigns

    09/02/2015 6:47:26 PM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/2/15 | Jordan Fabian
    A White House aide indicted for allegedly firing a gun at her boyfriend, a U.S. Capitol Police officer, has resigned. Barvetta Singletary submitted her resignation effective Aug. 28, a White House representative said Wednesday. Her resignation was accepted. Singletary is departing the West Wing three weeks after the Aug. 7 incident, in which police say she confronted her boyfriend about another woman. During the dispute at her Maryland home, Singletary allegedly fired her boyfriend’s gun at a sofa after he refused to give her his cellphone password. No one was injured. Singletary, 37, was indicted on assault charges Tuesday. She...
  • I left the Republican Party. Now I want Democrats to take over

    07/04/2018 10:56:46 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 209 replies
    The washington Post ^ | July 04, 2018 | Max Boot
    Personally, I’ve thrown up my hands in despair at the debased state of the GOP. I don’t want to be identified with the party of the child-snatchers. But I respect principled conservatives who are willing to stay and fight to reclaim a once-great party that freed the slaves and helped to win the Cold War. What I can’t respect are head-in-the-sand conservatives who continue to support the GOP by pretending that nothing has changed. They act, these political ostriches, as if this were still the party of Ronald Reagan and John McCain rather than of Steve Bannon and Stephen Miller...
  • Is Russiagate really Hillarygate?

    07/04/2018 7:10:10 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 12 replies
    Forbes ^ | 2017 | Paul R. Gregory
    The most under covered story of Russia Gate is the interconnection between the Clinton campaign, an unregistered foreign agent of Russia headquartered in DC (Fusion GPS), and the Christopher Steele Orbis dossier. This connection has raised the question of whether Kremlin prepared the dossier as part of a disinformation campaign to sow chaos in the US political system. If ordered and paid for by Hillary Clinton associates, Russia Gate is turned on its head as collusion between Clinton operatives (not Trump’s) and Russian intelligence. Russia Gate becomes Hillary Gate. Neither the New York Times, Washington Post, nor CNN has covered...
  • NY Judge: Trump Admin Acted In 'Bad Faith' By Adding Citizenship Question

    07/04/2018 4:24:14 AM PDT · by wtd · 59 replies
    SW Dutchess Daily Voice ^ | 07/04/2018 | Zak Faila, Joe Lombardi
    NY Judge: Trump Admin Acted In 'Bad Faith' By Adding Citizenship QuestionCiting “bad faith,” a federal judge has ordered President Donald Trump’s administration to disclose additional information regarding its decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. Judge Jesse Furman of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York announced on Tuesday that lawyers representing the government must produce a log of documents that were being withheld, as well as provide an explanation for why the administration did so. Furman further demanded that the government include documents from the Commerce and Justice Departments...
  • Lee met with Trump about Supreme Court opening

    07/03/2018 10:53:54 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 64 replies
    The hill ^ | July 3, 2018
    Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) interviewed with President Trump about the looming Supreme Court vacancy, the senator’s communications director confirmed Tuesday. Conn Carroll tweeted confirmation of a Deseret News story that said Lee met with Trump on Monday about the opening that will be created by Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement at the end of the month. Lee, who has expressed interest in the high court in the past, told the news outlet that he spoke with Trump about the position, but did not offer further details. The senator indicated again last week he's open to being nominated as a Supreme Court...
  • Let Roe go (A pro-abort sorta gets it)

    07/03/2018 10:35:42 AM PDT · by NRx · 32 replies
    WaPo ^ | 07-03-2018 | Megan McArdle
    The extent to which Roe v. Wade has come to dominate American politics can be found in the anguished cries that followed the announcement of Justice Anthony M. Kennedy’s retirement from the Supreme Court. There are other issues that people care about, but Roe forms the centerpiece of any discussion about what a post-Kennedy court might look like. I am myself uneasily pro-choice. Moreover, just a few days ago, I argued that the increasingly bitter judicial wars tearing apart today’s politics can only be ended with more judicial deference to legislatures and to precedent. It stands to reason that I...
  • Amul Thapar: Trump Country's Perfect SCOTUS Choice

    07/03/2018 7:57:30 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 137 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 3, 2018 | Scott Jennings
    Amul Thapar: Trump Country's Perfect SCOTUS Choice President Trump — already a conservative hero for appointing Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court and for his swift remaking of the federal appellate courts — can again make history by choosing Judge Amul Thapar of Kentucky to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. Thapar, the son of Indian immigrants who came to America legally, is the product of public schools in Toledo, Ohio. He was the first ever judge of South Asian descent appointed to the federal bench and would be the first person of any Asian heritage appointed to the Supreme...
  • Time to Put the Democratic Party on Suicide Watch?

    07/02/2018 7:02:16 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 42 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 2, 2018 | Selwyn Duke
    A week ago this was recognized as a fringe idea even among staunch Democrats, the fringiest fringe around, but then something happened: One Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shocked the Democrat establishment by defeating the favored 20-year incumbent, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.), in last Tuesday’s Democrat primary in New York’s 14th district. She ran, in part, on abolishing ICE, so now this has become the “[n]ew rallying call for 2020 Democrats,” as the AP put it. Now, I really shouldn’t say this — I mean, I really shouldn’t. I want nothing more than for the Democrats to continue marching toward...
  • 'We have to pick a great one': Inside Trump's plan for a new Supreme Court justice (Read this)

    06/30/2018 8:56:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | June 30, 2018 | Philip Rucker and Seung Min Kim, The Washington Post
    President Donald Trump is driving to execute the same playbook in selecting a new Supreme Court nominee that last year delivered swift confirmation of Justice Neil Gorsuch, following a methodical course in hopes of avoiding the lurching disorder that so often engulfs his White House. As Trump looks to reorient the nation's high court with a replacement for retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, he has left himself little room for improvisation - in part because he has delegated and outsourced much of the spadework. Using Gorsuch as a model, the president has said his next nominee will be chosen from a...