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  • It's time for a general strike, because Trump treason demands a brave response

    07/19/2018 1:27:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | July 17, 2018 | Will Bunch
    It can't happen here. That’s more than just the title of a suddenly highly relevant Sinclair Lewis novel about the rise of an American dictator, written in 1935 — another era when despots were on people’s minds, for some weird reason. No, “it can’t happen here” long been the national motto of a United States of America that has long thought itself immune to the slings and arrows of everyone else’s world history. An authoritarian president with nothing but contempt for 242 years of democratic norms, a free press, and a judicial system untainted by political interference? It can’t happen...
  • How are Black-owned Businesses Doing in the Trump Economy

    07/19/2018 12:38:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Los Angeles Sentinel ^ | July 19, 2018 | By Marisol Beas, California Black Media
    Leo Hickman, the founder of Classy Hippie Tea Company, has been in business for seven years. Hickman said under the current economy, “there is monetary value, even if you are losing” because Trump “just put in tax breaks for owners,” the American Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, that can be written off. The American Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed in December and will have some benefits to small business owners. The National Federation of Independent Business  says small business owners will be able to file as “pass through entities,” which allows owners to file and pay as an individual. In addition,...
  • Europeans discounting Trump's summit with Putin as "meaningless"

    07/19/2018 12:22:48 AM PDT · by blueplum · 5 replies
    CNN ^ | 18 Jul 2018 | Elise Labott
    Despite President Trump's deference to Russian President Vladimir Putin at their post-summit press conference in Helsinki on Monday, several senior administration officials say the State Department is not getting bombarded with concerns from US allies because they have concluded that Trump and Putin did not make any firm agreements. "There isn't a lot of clean-up because there doesn't seem to be a lot of spillage," one senior official said. "The feedback we are getting from the Europeans is that they are relieved. They were worried he was going to give away the store and he didn't. So they aren't thrilled...
  • Trump protest in Ventura gets mixed reviews

    07/19/2018 12:22:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    KEYT-TV ^ | July 18, 2018 | Tracy Lehr
    VENTURA, Calif. - At least one person wasn't willing to honk a car horn in support of Trump Protesters in Ventura on Wednesday evening. The passenger of a compact car driving by leaned out the window and flipped the bird with both hands. The rude gesture didn't stop protestors from rallying for democracy. They lined Victoria Ave. near the Ventura County Government center and waved a variety of signs. One sign held up behind a Trump impersonator said "TRE45ON."
  • America was on display during Trump’s visit (Montana)

    07/19/2018 12:07:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Belgrade News ^ | July 19, 2018 | Will Bennett
    I was called a Nazi. This laughable political arrow was flung at me, my wife and kids, by a man driving in a minivan with anti-Trump posters taped to its many windows. “Your opinion means a lot to me,” yelled a lady standing next to me. We all chuckled. Yes, my family and I were some of the thousands of Montanans who made the pilgrimage to Great Falls to listen to the president speak. We didn’t get out of the house early enough (the disadvantage of living in a house full of girls) so we were part of the thousands...
  • Redding vigil - joined by protest dog - rallies against Trump

    07/18/2018 11:41:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Record Searchlight | July 18, 2018 | Mike Chapman
    Link only due to copyright issues: https://www.redding.com/story/news/2018/07/18/redding-vigil-joined-protest-dog-rallies-against-trump/799180002/
  • NYT: Trump Knew Putin Ordered Election Meddling Before Inauguration

    07/18/2018 10:43:46 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 55 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 07/18/2018 | Jason Devaney
    Intelligence officials informed President Donald Trump two weeks before he took office that Russian President Vladimir Putin directed his spying operation to meddle in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, according to a new report. .... Intelligence officials informed President Donald Trump two weeks before he took office that Russian President Vladimir Putin directed his spying operation to meddle in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, according to a new report.
  • Top Democrats shy away from using word ‘treason’ with Trump

    07/18/2018 10:43:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 19, 2018 12:24 AM | Laurie Kellman
    Democrats are happy to say President Donald Trump undermined American democracy. That he patted Vladimir Putin on the back for interfering in U.S. elections. That he’s being blackmailed by Russia. But that he committed treason? That’s too far for some leading Democrats worried about sending the wrong message during an election year. “The bottom line is, different people will characterize it differently,” Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer told reporters this week of Trump’s conduct toward Russia. He slammed Trump in every way but that one, accusing him of weakness and lame and contradictory walk backs. “President Trump undercut our intelligence,...
  • James Comey's cheerleading for Democrats plays into Trump's hands

    07/18/2018 10:07:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 19, 2018 | W. James Antle III
    If President Trump was colluding with or compromised by Russian President Vladimir Putin, how would his behavior be any different? So it has been asked countless times, phrased in various ways, since Helsinki. Trump deserves the lumps he has taken for his supine press conference performance and weak subsequent clarification, but he is not the only one whose conduct raises questions. If recent former heads of the FBI and CIA were partisan opponents of Trump abetting or even inciting a "deep state" revolt against the president of the United States, how would they behave any differently? Fired former FBI Director...
  • The Trump/Putin Summit Is the Worst Thing Ever Until the Next Worse Thing Ever

    07/18/2018 9:38:47 PM PDT · by oblomov · 12 replies
    Townhall ^ | 19 Jul 2018 | Kurt Schlichter
    Here’s a secret everyone knows: this Trump/Russia/Treason thing is nonsense. The Russians will do whatever they can to destabilize our country, and have been trying since long before Teddy Kennedy actually did collude with the Reds against Ronald Reagan. Of course they want to destabilize us. They’re Russians. But now we are getting a ration of insanity about it from a bunch of people who only discovered that Ivan is bad news about the same time Stumbles McMyTurn lost. When they are yelling that Donald Trump’s press conference was (Pearl Harbor + 9/11) x 1,000,000, forget about raising any legit...
  • John McCain says Donald Trump is helping Putin 'shatter' NATO alliance with Montenegro comments

    07/18/2018 9:04:20 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 50 replies
    Newsweek ^ | July 18, 2018 | Cristina Maza
    Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona lashed out at President Donald Trump on Wednesday for Trump's recent comments about NATO's collective defense obligations. In an interview with Fox News on Tuesday evening, in response to a question by host Tucker Carlson, Trump echoed Carlson's concerns about whether the U.S. should defend a small country like Montenegro if it were to come under attack. McCain, who is known to be hawkish on Russia, accused Trump of toeing the Kremlin line. “The people of #Montenegro boldly withstood pressure from #Putin’s Russia to embrace democracy. The Senate voted 97-2 supporting its accession to...
  • Xi Jinping ‘doesn’t intend to follow through’ on trade war talks and local Chinese officials are

    07/18/2018 8:38:24 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 11 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | Wednesday, 18 July, 2018, 10:58pm | Robert Delaney
    US President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser blamed China’s President Xi Jinping for stalling talks that could end the US-China trade war, and referred to local Chinese government officials as “mafioso dons”, in an interview on Wednesday. Larry Kudlow, director of the National Economic Council, made his remarks weeks after the last round of high-level talks between Trump administration officials and Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He that were aimed at averting punitive tariffs that went into effect on July 6. “I do not think President Xi, at the moment, has any intention of following through on the discussions we made …...
  • White House not ruling out Putin proposal to let Russia question ex-US ambassador

    07/18/2018 7:52:27 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 45 replies
    fox news ^ | 07/18/2018 | Samuel Chamberlain
    The White House said Wednesday that President Trump would consider whether to allow Russian prosecutors to interview onetime U.S. ambassador to Moscow Michael McFaul and other Americans in connection with criminal claims against Bill Browder, a prominent critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin. On Wednesday, Sanders said there "was some conversation" between Trump and Putin at their Monday summit about Russia's request, "but there wasn’t a commitment made on behalf of the United States and the president will work with his team and we’ll let you know if there’s an announcement on that front." .... Hours later, Browder told Fox...
  • Video: Spaceballs the Witch Hunt

    07/18/2018 7:16:52 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 5 replies
    You Tube ^ | July 18, 2018 | Big Game Productions
    In a vain attempt to prove that Lone Don is guilty of Russian collusion, Lord Mueller and Colonel Rosenstein comb the desert looking for clues.
  • First Win for Trump-Putin Summit: Agreement to Restrain Iran in Syria

    07/18/2018 6:58:20 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 18, 2018 | Joel B. Pollak
    President Donald Trump has been criticized by the media and by Beltway politicians of both parties for his meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday. But the summit has already produced a very significant win: namely, agreement to avoid a war in the Middle East by restraining Iran in Syria. As Breitbart News columnist Caroline Glick noted last month, it was crucial that Trump confront Putin over Syria, because Russia was about to allow Iranian and Hezbollah soldiers, dressed in Syrian uniforms, to move into southwestern Syria along the border with Israel and Jordan.
  • Trump’s critics reach absurd new heights

    07/18/2018 6:22:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | July 18, 2018 | Marc A. Thiessen, The Washington Post
    The definition of insanity is doing the same thing again and again and expecting to get a different result, which is one of the many reasons President Donald Trump’s news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin seemed so insane. Trump is trying to do something that both of his immediate predecessors tried to do: turn over a new leaf with Russia. They both failed, and so will he. Recall that George W. Bush entered the White House promising to end the “dead ideological rivalry” of the Cold War. At a 2001 summit with Putin in Slovenia, Bush declared, “I looked...
  • Democrats' 2018 slogan: "For the People"

    07/18/2018 3:51:33 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 189 replies
    Axios ^ | 18 Jul 2018 | Alexi McCammond
    House Democrats shared their new campaign slogan for 2018, per Politico: "For the People." Why it matters: Dems are trying to capture what they stand for by simplifying their economy-focused "A Better Deal" message, but neither slogan will inspire Democratic voters the way Trump's "Make America Great Again" broke through with Republicans. Show less Yes, but: Take it from Rep. Cheri Bustos, who told Politico that no one is "claiming this is poetic ... It’s just a way, in a quick way, to put together the answer to what we stand for.” The message will focus on using infrastructure to...
  • Germany's Heiko Maas demands 'minimum degree of reliability' from Donald Trump [more 'demands']

    07/18/2018 2:47:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 07.18.2018 | dm/jm (dpa, AP)
    German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Wednesday spoke out over US President Donald Trump’s attempts to backtrack on comments he made during Monday’s Helsinki press conference with Vladimir Putin. Maas said Germany and other western allies demanded a “minimum degree of reliability” from Trump and his foreign policy. “It is, quite simply, extremely difficult to craft policies when the information or facts have a half-life of 24 hours. This will not work,” Berlin’s top diplomat added after meeting with his Chilean counterpart Roberto Ampuero. “This also seems to be the unanimous opinion within the United States,” he added. […] Germany’s...
  • Newt Gingrich: The truth about Trump, Putin, and Obama

    07/18/2018 2:35:14 PM PDT · by ETL · 67 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | July 18, 2018 | Newt Gingrich
    First, the very people who have been loudest in attacking President Trump about his performance at the Helsinki summit are the people who failed to protect America from Russian meddling in 2016. ..." Second, the Trump administration has been far tougher on Russia than President Obama ever dreamed of being. The Trump administration is taking real actions designed to weaken Russia and force Putin to change his aggressive behavior. The Trump administration has levied tough sanctions on Russia. Also, President Trump’s public lecture about Germany not buying natural gas from Russia was aimed at cutting Putin off from hard currency...
  • Kudlow: Economic Growth Could Top Four Percent for ‘a Quarter or Two’

    07/18/2018 2:19:04 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 18,2018 | Trent Baker
    White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow predicted Wednesday at CNBC’s Delivering Alpha conference in New York that economic growth could reach as high as four percent for “a quarter or two.” Kudlow told CNBC’s Jim Cramer that the Trump administration plans for more tax cuts in the future as the economy gets “strong and prosperous.” “We are getting 3 [percent] and it may be 4 for a quarter or two — it may be plus, I don’t know,” Kudlow said. “That’s all to the good. Literally millions more people are working.” He continued, “You’ve got kids, millennials etc. …...