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  • 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 ^ | 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 ^ | 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...
  • I left the Republican Party. Now I want Democrats to take over

    07/04/2018 10:56:46 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 206 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...
  • 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...
  • NBC: Trump began child-separation pilot program in … October 2016?

    06/29/2018 8:52:38 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 22 replies ^ | 02/29/2018 | Ed Morrissey
    See if you can spot the problem in this NBC News report. This is the headline: Trump admin ran ‘pilot program’ for separating migrant families in 2017 This is the subhead: TRENDING: WaPo to Dems: You know who to blame for your SCOTUS predicament, right? The numbers show the government was separating migrant kids from their parents back in 2016 and 2017. Do you see the problem yet? It’s in the main body of the report too, emphases mine: The government was separating migrant parents from their kids for months prior to the official introduction of zero tolerance, running what...
  • Washington Post: Harassing White House Women Is ‘The Right Thing to Do’

    06/27/2018 9:08:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies ^ | June 27, 2018 | Chris Reeves
    On Tuesday, The Washington Post published an opinion piece in which former Gawker writer Tom Scocca justified the recent instances of harassment and stalking of White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen as “the right thing to do” in light of the Trump administration’s policy of arresting criminal illegal aliens at the border.The piece, bluntly titled “Chasing White House officials out of restaurants is the right thing to do,” was published as part of the Post’s “PostEverything” initiative. At the time of its launch in May 2014, “Post Everything” editor Adam Kushner described his section of...
  • Outside the Red Hen, fire and ire on social media come to life

    06/26/2018 7:33:18 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 75 replies
    WP ^ | June 26 at 8:47 PM | Gregory S. Schneider
    Four days after the owner of the Red Hen restaurant stirred national debate by asking White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders to leave her establishment, all the fire and ire of social media was made flesh at the corners of Washington and Randolph streets. The quaint red restaurant, its dirty green awnings made famous by a disapproving tweet Monday from President Trump, was scheduled to open for dinner service at 5 p.m. Protesters began showing up around 3. At first, it was just two guys holding Trump banners, a Confederate flag and a Corey Stewart for U.S. Senate sign....
  • Trump suspends prosecutions of migrant parents with kids at border

    06/21/2018 9:56:51 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 109 replies
    NY Post ^ | 21 June, 2018 | Bob Fredericks
    In a dramatic about face, the Trump administration will stop prosecuting migrant parents who cross the border illegally with children, a new report said Thursday... “We’re suspending prosecutions of adults who are members of family units until ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) can accelerate resource capability to allow us to maintain custody,”
  • Erik Prince: I ‘Cooperated’ With Mueller

    06/19/2018 6:59:18 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 14 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 19 June 2018 | Betsy Woodruff
    Erik Prince, the founder of private security company Blackwater, has found himself embroiled in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of potential coordination between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin. During the campaign, Prince reportedly met at Trump Tower with Donald Trump Jr., operative George Nader, and social media specialist Joel Zamel to discuss a potential pro-Trump social media influence operation. He also met with Russian sovereign wealth fund manager Kirill Dmitriev during the transition period—a meeting reportedly planned to set up a backchannel between the Trump administration and Russia. Those revelations raise questions about his relationship to the Trump administration—questions...