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  • Trump says he wants "my people" to sit at attention for him like people do for Kim Jong Un

    06/15/2018 6:32:59 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 69 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | June 15, 2018 | By KATHRYN WATSON
    President Trump declared in a spur-of-the-moment interview with "Fox and Friends" Friday morning that he wants people to sit at attention for him like they do for North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. Kim stands accused of leading a murderous regime that starves its own people. But Mr. Trump has heaped praise on Kim since meeting with him in Singapore, saying repeatedly that the two have "good chemistry." "Hey, he is the head of a country and I mean he is the strong head," Mr. Trump told Fox News' Steve Doocy on the White House lawn Friday. "Don't let anyone...
  • Iran spokesman warns Kim about nuclear agreement with Trump

    06/12/2018 2:30:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | June 12, 2018 | by Associated Press
    TEHRAN - The spokesman for the Iranian government is warning North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that President Donald Trump could nullify any nuclear deal with North Korea. The semi-official Fars news agency quotes Mohammad Bagher Nobakht, as saying Tuesday: "We are facing a man who revokes his signature while abroad." Nobakht's remarks are the first by an Iranian official after Trump and North Korea's Kim concluded their nuclear summit. The U.S. pulled out of the landmark 2015 nuclear deal with Iran in May.
  • NBC Analysis: The Trump Doctrine: How to lose friends and influence enemies

    06/12/2018 1:37:12 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 65 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | June 12, 2018 | by Jonathan Allen
    SINGAPORE - Over the past week, President Donald Trump alienated allies and cut a deal with a brutal dictator. He praised North Korea’s Kim Jong Un as “honest, direct and productive” and lambasted Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as “dishonest.” For critics, Trump’s moves are confounding and perilous evidence of incoherence. For his allies, they’re a reminder of his no-apologies approach to foreign policy. For everyone, it's a reminder that the Trump Doctrine, as one senior White House official told the Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg, is "We're America, Bitch." But Trump has also increasingly shown an affinity for the idea that...
  • Analyst: Trump's G-7 performance was "geopolitical equivalent of the Comey firing"

    06/11/2018 2:26:11 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | June 11, 2018 | By DAVID MORGAN
    President Trump's break with American allies at the G-7 Summit was the worst foreign policy outing of his presidency, and the worst summit since they started back in 1975, according to Ian Bremmer, president and founder of the Eurasia Group. Bremmer called Mr. Trump's performance "the geopolitical equivalent of the Comey firing." German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the president's reversal "via tweet" from signing onto the G-7 statement was "sobering and a bit depressing." On "CBS This Morning" Monday, Bremmer, said, "It was Trump unable to control his emotional impulses in doing something that I am sure felt very satisfying...
  • Dozens gather outside Pittsburgh Post-Gazette to support long-time cartoonist Rob Rogers

    06/11/2018 7:59:25 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 15 replies
    WPXI ^ | June 10, 2018 | uncredited
    PITTSBURGH - Dozens of protesters gathered outside the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette to support long-time cartoonist Rob Rogers. Rogers has been drawing political cartoons since 1993. But in the last few weeks, many of his controversial cartoons haven't been making the paper. They've covered topics like immigration, racism and the National Football League. The story has now gained national attention. Participants told Channel 11 they hope their action will hold the Post-Gazette accountable. In a statement to the Washington Post, the Post-Gazette's publisher and editor-in-chief said this is an internal, personnel matter that has little to do with politics, ideology or President...
  • AKP brought freedom of journalism to Turkey, says Cavusoglu

    06/05/2018 2:39:51 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 7 replies
    Ahval (Events) News ^ | Jun 05 2018 | none stated
    The perception of a severe decline in rights and freedoms has been a constant factor among international observers of Turkey in recent years, as seen in a steady stream of reports by reporters, rights groups and lawyers on the country now known as the world’s largest jailer of journalists. For Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, though, such criticism may as well have come from a parallel universe. Speaking to Judy Woodruff in a filmed interview for the U.S. channel PBS, Çavuşoğlu said that far from restricting citizens’ rights, the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has in fact brought them...
  • Democrats' new 2018 strategy targeting Trump's 'culture of corruption' is a missed opportunity

    06/05/2018 2:17:11 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | June 5, 2018 | by Dean Obeidallah
    Democratic leaders recently rolled out a new theme they hope will prove successful this November: President Donald Trump’s "culture of corruption." As Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer put it when announcing the new strategy in May, “The swamp has never been more foul or more feted than under this president.” Nancy Pelosi, the top Democrat in the House, added: “Instead of delivering on his promise to drain the swamp, President Trump has become the swamp." It’s a pretty good strategy. With Democrats hoping to take the House back and maybe even the Senate, a progressive national platform in 2018 that...
  • Texas school shooting victim's mother says talking to Trump "like talking to a toddler"

    06/01/2018 8:38:29 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 87 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | June 1, 2018 | by Associated Press
    HOUSTON -- President Donald Trump spent more than an hour privately Thursday with some of those impacted by a Texas mass school shooting that killed 10 and wounded more than a dozen on May 18. But at least one of the victim's parents came away unimpressed. Rhonda Hart, whose 14-year-old daughter, Kimberly Vaughan, was killed at the school, told The Associated Press that Mr. Trump repeatedly used the word "wacky" to describe the shooter and the trench coat he wore. She said she told Mr. Trump, "Maybe if everyone had access to mental health care, we wouldn't be in the...
  • The Racism Liberals Don't Recognize -- Their Own

    05/28/2018 11:08:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 29, 2018 | Bernard Goldberg
    Commentators, almost always from the right, have documented liberal media bias for many years now. And the response by the perpetrators of this bias has been both constant and predictable: Circle the wagons and blame the accusers. Accuse us of bias for seeing their bias. The bias we've been talking and writing about is usually about partisan politics and hot social issues like abortion. But there's one kind of liberal media bias that hasn't gotten much attention. It's a bias that liberals both in and out of the media often attach to conservatives, but almost never to themselves. It's racial...
  • Dan Gainor: Journalism continues to shrink, right before our eyes

    05/27/2018 8:48:04 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/27/2018 | Dan Gainor
    Journalism got a lot smaller last week. The media lost two of their biggest names – author and journalist Tom Wolfe and Interview Magazine. Wolfe, who wrote “The Right Stuff,” spent decades making people appear larger than life. Interview, founded by pop culture icon Andy Warhol, used its larger-than-normal format to make its subjects grow in stature. The industry is diminished, left with its war against President Trump as journalists battle over whether an informant sent to spy on the Trump campaign is actually a “spy.” That is part of their larger anti-Trump crusade, but it’s also tied to how...
  • Commentary: The Media’s Defense Of Obama Administration Spying Defies Logic

    05/23/2018 1:16:21 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 23, 2018 | by David Harsanyi
    It doesn’t matter what you think about Donald Trump — revelations that a major party’s administration was spying on another one deserve a seriousness that’s lacking in major media coverage. A recent piece by CNN’s Chris Cillizza encapsulates many of the absurd talking points adopted by an extraordinarily incurious media. And when I say incurious, I mean they’ve taken to actively dismissing evidence regarding a story that would be a huge deal in any other era. The persistent claim that Trump is abusing power for engaging in actions that are well within his purview is especially galling coming from people...
  • Trump claims 'you'll see it' when asked for proof of alleged 'spying' scandal

    05/23/2018 12:44:32 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 67 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | May 23, 2018 | By JUSTIN FISHEL, KENDALL KARSON MARIAM KHAN
    ... In recent days the president, in tandem with his allies in conservative media, has launched a full frontal attack on special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian election meddling and possible collusion with the Trump campaign. But the president has provided no evidence to support his allegations. This latest unproven claim of a spy scandal now joins of list of other bold allegations by the president that so far have not proven true, including his claim that President Barack Obama had Trump Tower wiretapped, that millions of people voted illegally in the 2016 election, and that President Obama was...
  • "News Analysis": Trump weaponizes 'deep state' to investigate his investigators

    05/23/2018 12:01:39 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 54 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | May 23, 2018 | by Jonathan Allen
    President Donald Trump has long complained about what he calls a "witch hunt" investigation into his 2016 presidential campaign by "deep state" actors in the law enforcement and intelligence communities — a probe that he says was first designed to deny him the presidency and, after he won, to delegitimize or even remove him. Now, with all the tools of that federal government at his disposal — including some of the very agencies he's cast as enemies of his presidency and the American public — he is weaponizing them to make his case that he is the victim of malfeasance...
  • A look at President Trump's new favorite judge

    05/18/2018 2:43:32 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | May 18, 2018 | By TRISH TURNER JACK DATE
    It was just over a week ago that President Donald Trump and his legal team in their eyes got vindication -- a federal judge that questioned the scope of special counsel Robert Mueller's now one-year-old probe. The judge, T.S. Ellis, questioned the scope of the probe as he presided over a second case involving former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. Ellis, who was appointed by President Ronald Reagan, caught the attention of many in that early May hearing after he poked, prodded and even appeared to question the motives of the prosecutor arguing against the effort to have the case...
  • Trump Tweet regarding FBI spy

    05/17/2018 5:02:14 AM PDT · by McGruff · 41 replies
    Twitter ^ | 17 May 2018 | Donald Trump
    Wow, word seems to be coming out that the Obama FBI “SPIED ON THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN WITH AN IMBEDDED INFORMANT.” Andrew McCarthy says, “There’s probably no doubt that they had at least one confidential informant in the campaign.” If so, this is bigger than Watergate! 7:56 AM - 17 May 2018
  • Commentary: Mueller's investigation isn't going to 'wrap up' soon - and Trump is still in peril

    05/16/2018 11:45:31 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 16, 2018 | by Harry Litman
    Thursday marks the one-year anniversary of the appointment of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III. The milestone has emboldened White House critics of the probe to declare, as Vice President Mike Pence did on NBC News, that "it is time to wrap it up." Never mind that the Mueller investigation is, comparatively, in its infancy. The Whitewater probe of Bill and Hillary Clinton, for example, began in 1994 and ended more than six years later. Mueller's 12 months of work has turned up more clear wrongdoing than Kenneth Starr ever did: There have been 20 indictments and 5 guilty pleas,...
  • Column: Immigrants in the U.S. illegally make us safer

    05/10/2018 12:34:55 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 9, 2018 | by Steve Chapman
    From the beginning of his campaign for president, Donald Trump portrayed illegal immigration as a forest fire that threatens to spread rapidly and engulf us all. Mexicans, he charged, are “bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.” He thought Americans should be afraid. The president and his attorney general ignore the real dangers posed by most foreigners here illegally: They will fill jobs that Americans don’t want, learn English, pay taxes and stay out of trouble. Chilling, huh? The president relishes lurid tales of the criminal gang MS-13. Last year, he said: “They stomp on their victims. They beat them...
  • U.S. Climate Scientists Flee For France To ‘Make Our Planet Great Again’

    05/03/2018 7:17:30 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | May 3, 2018 | By Dominique Mosbergen
    Fourteen climate researchers, including six from U.S. universities, have been selected for French President Emmanuel Macron’s “Make Our Planet Great Again” initiative. The scientists applied to move to France to carry out climate science projects in the country’s top research laboratories. The selected researchers include some of America’s brightest scientific talents: Alexey Fedorov, a Yale professor and Guggenheim fellow, and James Clark, a Duke University climate expert, according to a press release Wednesday from France’s Ministry of Higher Education and Research. The applicants’ projects, covering a range of topics including Arctic climate change and improving air quality, are expected to...
  • RSF Index 2018: Hatred of journalism threatens democracies

    04/26/2018 12:43:01 AM PDT · by BBell · 34 replies
    The 2018 World Press Freedom Index, compiled by Reporters Without Borders (RSF), reflects growing animosity towards journalists. Hostility towards the media, openly encouraged by political leaders, and the efforts of authoritarian regimes to export their vision of journalism pose a threat to democracies.The climate of hatred is steadily more visible in the Index, which evaluates the level of press freedom in 180 countries each year. Hostility towards the media from political leaders is no longer limited to authoritarian countries such as Turkey (down two at 157th) and Egypt (161st), where “media-phobia” is now so pronounced that journalists are routinely accused...
  • AP, Other Media Seek Access to Records in Mueller Probe

    04/25/2018 8:40:26 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | April 25, 2018 | BY ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press
    he Associated Press and other news organizations are asking a judge to unseal records in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. The media coalition argued in a court filing Wednesday that Mueller's probe is "one of the most consequential criminal investigations in our nation's history" and that there's overwhelming public interest in records from the case. The news organizations are specifically asking for transcripts of hearings in the ongoing prosecution of President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort. They also want the judge to unseal law enforcement applications for search warrants, including on Manafort's home and a storage unit.