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  • Trump’s ‘Sh**hole’ Comments Double Down on Identity Politics

    01/12/2018 10:08:41 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 35 replies
    National Review ^ | Jan 12, 2018 | David French
    Once again expressing hostility toward entire groups of immigrants, he further damages American political culture.The president of the United States should not, by word or deed, communicate that he is hostile to or disdainful of entire classes of the American population. It doesn’t matter if such divisive rhetoric helps him win elections, nor if the reaction of his opponents is often overblown. As president, his obligation remains the same: Make your case without demonizing whole groups of people. This shouldn’t be difficult for conservatives to understand. It’s an argument they’ve been making against Democrats for the better part of a...
  • Lawyer paid $130k to silence adult-film star over sexual encounter with Trump: report

    01/12/2018 3:50:16 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 46 replies
    The (s)Hill ^ | 1/12/18 | Avery Anapol
    A lawyer for President Trump reportedly arranged a six-figure payment to a former adult-film star to keep her from discussing a sexual encounter with Trump, according to a new report Friday. The Wall Street Journal reported that Michael Cohen, an attorney for the Trump Organization at the time and now Trump’s personal lawyer, arranged for Stephanie Clifford, known in the industry as Stormy Daniels, to receive $130,000 as part of a nondisclosure agreement one month before the 2016 presidential election.
  • Trump Lawyer Arranged $130,000 Payment for Adult-Film Star’s Silence

    01/12/2018 1:09:02 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 95 replies
    A lawyer for President Donald Trump arranged a $130,000 payment to a former adult-film star a month before the 2016 election as part of an agreement that precluded her from publicly discussing an alleged sexual encounter with Mr. Trump, according to people familiar with the matter. Michael Cohen, who spent nearly a decade as a top attorney at the Trump Organization, arranged payment to the woman, Stephanie Clifford, in October 2016 after her lawyer negotiated the nondisclosure agreement with Mr. Cohen, these people said. Ms. Clifford, whose stage name is Stormy Daniels, has privately alleged the encounter with Mr. Trump...
  • CNN’s Jake Tapper Admits Trump’s ‘Sh*thole’ Statement Was Twisted by Fake News Reporters

    01/12/2018 2:28:50 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 148 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | January 12, 2018 | Cristina Laila
    Media was set ablaze Thursday after President Trump reportedly responded to the ‘gang of 6’ immigration proposal with some fiery language. “Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country. Never said “take them out.” Made up by Dems. I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians. Probably should record future meetings – unfortunately, no trust!” Tweeted Trump.
  • DONALD TRUMP'S SPIRITUAL ADVISER PAULA WHITE SUGGESTS PEOPLE SEND HER THEIR JANUARY SALARY (tr)

    01/09/2018 12:14:38 PM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 113 replies
    Newsweek ^ | January 9, 2018 | Harriet Sinclair
    Donald Trump’s spiritual adviser has suggested that people send her money in order to transform their lives, or face divine consequences. Paula White, who heads up the president’s evangelical advisory committee, suggested making a donation to her ministries to honor the religious principle of “first fruit,” which she said is the idea that all firsts belong to God, including the first harvest and, apparently, the first month of your salary.
  • Trump disavows Steve Bannon: 'He not only lost his job, he lost his mind'

    01/03/2018 10:30:12 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 319 replies
    CNBC ^ | 03 JAN 18 | Jacob Pramuk | @jacobpramuk
    President Donald Trump distanced himself from his former chief strategist Steve Bannon on Wednesday, contending that "he not only lost his job" but also "lost his mind" when he left the White House. On Wednesday, excerpts from an upcoming Michael Wolff book showed that Bannon called a June 2016 meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer "treasonous" and "unpatriotic." This is breaking news. Please check back for updates.
  • Russian social media executive sought to help Trump campaign in 2016, emails show

    12/11/2017 10:35:08 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7 Dec 2017 | By Rosalind S. Helderman, Anton Troianovski and Tom Hamburger
    blah, blah, blah ... "The executive at Vkontakte, or VK, Russia’s equivalent to Facebook, emailed Donald Trump Jr. and social media director Dan Scavino in January and again in November of last year, offering to help promote Trump’s campaign to its nearly 100 million users, according to people familiar with the messages...." Looks like Nellie Ohr was looking for Russian Social Media Users in 2014:
  • Stasi: Maybe Trump is in need of emergency brain repair after slurred speech

    12/09/2017 10:16:54 PM PST · by Zakeet · 34 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | December 9, 2017 | Linda Stasi
    Loose dentures? More like loose screws. Donald Trump was slurring his words pretty good last week for a guy who fancied himself an expert when it came to Hillary Clinton's alleged brain damage. What would he make of his own slurred speech and bizarre behavior? Brain damage from inhaling too much hairspray? A brain tumor from the weight of that massive combover sitting on top of his head like a live farm animal? Simply slurred speech because his thoughts are so fantastic that his mouth can't keep up? Maybe it's a pesky case of dysphasia, the condition Trump's used-to-be-spokesperson Katrina...
  • Should Be Impeached Now, Say Blacks, Hispanics; Only White Americans Want President to Stick Around

    12/05/2017 8:46:06 PM PST · by Mariner · 101 replies
    Newsweak via Yahoo ^ | December 5th, 2017 | Jason Le Miere
    A majority of black and Hispanic Americans support impeaching President Donald Trump, while women are evenly split on the issue. Meanwhile, more white Americans oppose than support making Trump just the third president in U.S. history to suffer impeachment, according to a poll from the Public Religion Research Institute conducted in October and released Tuesday. While the overall percentage of Americans who think Trump should be impeached remains unchanged from August, at 40 percent (with 56 percent opposed), the numbers vary greatly between subgroups. The most support for impeachment comes from black Americans, with 72 percent in favor. A majority,...
  • The GOP isn't getting a political payoff from its tax plan

    12/05/2017 9:09:38 PM PST · by Mariner · 33 replies
    CNBC ^ | December 5th, 2017 | John Harwood
    Republicans have persuaded themselves that keeping control of Congress in 2018 depends on passing their tax-cut plans. And it could work out that way. But a national poll released today shows that President Donald Trump and his party have an enormous amount of work to do. Right now, the tax bill only adds to their burdens. The telephone survey of 1,508 voters was conducted by Quinnipiac University from Nov. 29 to Dec. 4 as the Senate pushed through its tax-cut bill, setting up conference committee negotiations on a final version with the House. It carries a margin for error of...
  • Doug Jones attacks: Moore belongs in prison, not the U.S. Senate

    12/05/2017 7:22:24 PM PST · by plain talk · 86 replies
    NBC News ^ | December 5, 2017 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    Democrat Doug Jones is taking off the gloves with one week to go in the Alabama Senate race, blasting Republican opponent Roy Moore by suggesting he belongs in prison, not the Senate. In a blistering speech that his campaign had billed as a major address, Jones said the nine women accusing Moore of sexual impropriety when they were teenagers should be believed and that Moore was unfit for the job even before they came forward. "I damn sure believe that I have done my part to ensure that men who hurt little girls should go to jail and not the...
  • Mueller’s Facts and Trump’s Make-Believe

    12/05/2017 12:47:46 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 5, 2017 | by Roger Cohen
    It’s the contempt that’s so contemptible: President Trump’s contempt for the Constitution to which he swore an oath, for the F.B.I. that’s allegedly in “Tatters” (sic), for the majority of Americans (including his base) who will be worse off from a fat tax cut for the richest, for the shared wonder inspired by our public lands, for America’s allies, for the science that explains why it’s getting warmer, for due process, for truth, for informed debate, for the press, for the values anchored by liberty that the United States has attempted to represent to the world. That’s a lot of...
  • Trump Could Be Forced To Testify On Sexual Allegations — And If He Lies He Could Be Impeached

    12/03/2017 4:42:09 PM PST · by blam · 83 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12-3-2017 | Haley Peterson
    While everyone's talking about special counsel Robert Mueller and his investigation into the Trump campaign's communication with the Russian government, the president's lawyers are preparing for an altogether different case. On Tuesday, in a New York state Supreme Court hearing, they're expected to try to have a defamation case against the president dismissed. If they fail, the president could be forced to testify on allegations that he sexually harassed more than a dozen women. The suit was filed by Summer Zervos, a former contestant on "The Apprentice," who claimed last year that Trump "very aggressively" kissed her, groped her breasts,...
  • THIS is a holy crap moment’! REPORT: Michael Flynn preparing to take Trump down

    12/01/2017 10:10:45 AM PST · by C19fan · 103 replies
    Twitchy ^ | December 1, 2017 | Sarah D.
    Welp, sounds like Michael Flynn may not be going gently into that good night: Joy Lin âś” @joyindc ABC NewsÂ’ @BrianRoss reports that Flynn is prepared to testify President Trump directed him to make contact with Russians https://twitter.com/ThisWeekABC/status/936626221873487872 Â…
  • Scarborough: Trump allies told me he has dementia

    11/30/2017 4:38:17 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 126 replies
    http://thehill.com ^ | 11/30/17 08:32 AM EST | By Rebecca Savransky
    MSNBC's Joe Scarborough said on Thursday that people close to President Trump told him during the campaign that Trump has "early stages of dementia." During MSNBC's "Morning Joe," Scarborough said Trump is "completely detached from reality." "You have somebody inside the White House that the New York Daily News says is mentally unfit," Scarborough said.
  • Senate Tax Trigger Would Allow for $350 Billion Increase, Sources Say [Flake-Corker poison pill]

    11/29/2017 8:04:17 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 30 replies
    via Twitter ^ | 11/29/2017 | Erik Wasson
  • Trump Claims Access Hollywood Tape is Fake

    11/26/2017 1:52:19 PM PST · by DoodleDawg · 84 replies
    President Donald Trump now claims that the Access Hollywood tape on which he boasted of sexually assaulting women may not be genuine, according to a report in The New York Times. On the tape, which surfaced weeks before the November 2016 presidential election, the former reality star can be heard bragging to TV presenter Billy Bush of grabbing women “by the p***y.” Trump faced calls to step aside from the race after the tape went public, and apologized for the remarks, dismissing them as “locker room talk.” However according to the Times, the president told a senator earlier this year...
  • Charles Barkley: Roy Moore should have been disqualified 'way before this women stuff came up'

    11/25/2017 1:52:45 PM PST · by Hadean · 62 replies
    AL.com ^ | Nov. 25, 2017 | Dennis Pillion
    The endorsement at least some people have been waiting for in the race for Alabama's U.S. Senate seat has arrived, with NBA great and former Auburn basketball player Charles Barkley telling NBC News, "if I lived here, I'd vote for Doug Jones." Barkley -- asked to weigh in on politics while in Auburn for the unveiling of a statue of him outside Auburn's basketball arena on the day of the annual Iron Bowl clash with Alabama in football -- told NBC's Vaughan Hillyard that Republican nominee Roy Moore should have been "disqualified" from the race long before recent allegations surfaced that he sexually assaulted teenage girls...
  • President Trump and accusations of sexual misconduct: The complete list

    11/22/2017 6:14:41 PM PST · by Vendome · 20 replies
    "...Many of the accusations surfaced after the release of a 2005 tape of Trump speaking graphically about kissing and groping women uninvited."
  • Why Clinton Lost: What Russia Did to Control the American Mind and Put Trump in the White House

    11/18/2017 10:38:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    Newsweek ^ | November 18, 2017 | Jessica Kwong
    Fake news tweets and social media posts that flooded the internet leading up to the 2016 presidential election came from a Russian troll factory that works around the clock like any IT facility—except lies were pumping out to control the American mind and put Donald Trump in the White House. The Internet Research Agency, which works on behalf of Russia inside a guarded, concrete building in St. Petersburg, has day and night shifts and hundreds of former journalists and bloggers creating thousands of posts with false and controversial information to reach certain quotas It was "a merry-go-round of lies," Vitaly...