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  • RIP, Movement Conservatism

    02/27/2017 5:53:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 73 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 27, 2017 | J.R. Dunn
    Among his other accomplishments, Donald Trump, without ever intending to, has fractured conservatism – something that was long overdue. The American conservative movement has come quite a distance since the middle of the last century, from a small coterie viewed with contempt by the larger culture to the front ranks of a juggernaut that set back the plans of this country’s left-wing collectivists to a degree that its founders would not have considered possible. (Recall William F. Buckley’s statement that the role of conservatism was to “stand athwart history, yelling “stop.” Incredible as it may seem, “history” did stop.) Today,...
  • Trump’s Staff Just Got Caught Making Secret White Power Signs (Absurd)

    02/25/2017 5:54:50 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 112 replies
    Occupy Democrats ^ | 2/22/2017 | NATALIE DICKINSON
    President Donald Trump’s aide Stephen Miller has been lurking below decks on the Trump administration’s ship of fools, staying out of sight as the Spicer-Conway-Trump circus occupies the public eye. But he just made a crucial mistake that just catapulted him to notoriety. In this official photograph from the White House, Stephen Miller is making a white power symbol with his hands. Three fingers for “w,” the pinched thumb and index making the “p.” Miller is from Santa Monica, California, where even as a youth, the ultraconservative Miller “bemoaned the [high] school’s Spanish-language announcements, the colorful festivals of minority cultures,...
  • Darrell Issa on need for independent prosecutor: Russia is ‘evil’

    02/25/2017 3:13:58 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 97 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | Feb 25 2017 | Sacramento Bee
    Rep. Darrell Issa, saying that “Russia is evil,” said at the California Republican Party convention Saturday in Sacramento that an independent probe of the Trump campaign’s ties to the country is necessary to prevent it from interfering in elections. Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article134995114.html#storylink=cpy
  • Fox's Shepard Smith: CNN is not 'fake news'

    02/24/2017 2:55:14 PM PST · by SpeedyInTexas · 85 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/24/2017 | Nikita Vladimirov
    Fox News anchor Shepard Smith defended CNN on Friday after the news organization was barred from spokesman Sean Spicer’s question-and-answer session at the White House.
  • Kushner, Ivanka Trump Pushed to Remove Words Critical of Climate Deal From Executive Order

    02/23/2017 9:42:45 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 28 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 23, 2017 | By Amy Harder and Peter Nicholas
    WASHINGTON—At the request of President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and his wife, Ivanka Trump, language critical of a global climate deal was struck from an executive order that Mr. Trump is planning to sign soon, according to multiple people familiar with the move. Mr. Trump is expected to sign within days at least two executive orders that will begin the process of trying to dismantle former President Barack Obama’s climate and environmental regulations. Mr. Kushner, a senior adviser to Mr. Trump, and Ms. Trump, the president’s eldest daughter, intervened to strike language about the climate deal from an earlier...
  • MARK LEVIN reminds listeners: The conservative agenda is alive and well! [despite the pom-pom boys]

    02/23/2017 7:39:42 PM PST · by conservative98 · 27 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | Phil Shiver
    On his radio program Wednesday night, Mark Levin gave his listeners a much needed reminder: conservatism isn’t dead. In fact, it’s been the conservative agenda that has been winning and moving the country forward the last several years. The pom-pom boys and girls in the media and in the so-called “nationalist-populist” movement are trying to steal the conservative movement’s successes. But Levin warned conservatives not to be fooled. “It was you all along.”
  • Just Now: Limbaugh Caves on Dreamers

    02/22/2017 10:34:32 AM PST · by Arm_Bears · 127 replies
    vanity | FEB 22 2017 | Arm_Bears
    Apparently, according to Rush, there's a price to be paid for following the law. It seems that price is always paid by law-abiding citizens.
  • One Month In - is Obamacare still around? [Vanity]

    02/20/2017 10:18:19 AM PST · by fwdude · 43 replies
    02/20/17 | self
    Just starting a discussion on the PROMISED repeal. My prediction was that if is wasn't repealed in the first month, it would NEVER be repealed, just tinkered with.
  • Trump is now losing his offensive momentum

    02/20/2017 9:06:05 PM PST · by granada · 54 replies
    The Globe Times, China ^ | 2017/2/20 23:48:39 | The Globe Times
    Monday marks the end of US President Donald Trump's first month in office. US mainstream media spared no efforts in satirizing and criticizing him. The latest Gallup poll released Saturday local time shows that Trump only had a 40 percent approval rating, 21 percentage points below the average rating for presidents in their first month in office. Trump said that "any negative poll is fake news," but analysts believe he does care about the results. Trump's first month in the Oval Office can only be described as bumpy. He is now losing his offensive momentum and is entering the stalemate...
  • Kasich: 'World Leaders' Not Sure About Trump

    02/20/2017 3:11:11 AM PST · by kevcol · 77 replies
    Newsmax ^ | February 19, 2017 | Cathy Burke
    World leaders are "just not sure" where President Donald Trump stands on key foreign policy questions, according to Gov. John Kasich. In an interview on CNN's "State of the Union," the Ohio Republican, attending a international security conference in Munich, Germany, said leaders from other countries are getting mixed messages from the president and members of his administration. ... "I've been meeting with these folks from all over the world, they are saying they are just not sure, so it's really critical that they speak with one voice on all of these critical matters of national security and supporting our...
  • Trump, not ISIS, is America’s greatest existential threat

    02/17/2017 4:38:41 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 42 replies
    NYdailynews.com ^ | 2/17/17 | Gersh Kuntzman
    Trump, not ISIS, is America’s greatest existential threat Who is more dangerous to the American way of life: ISIS or Donald Trump? The answer is obvious: Trump. This is not some bit of clickbait. I realized anew during Thursday's press flagellation that Trump can wreak far more havoc on America, its vaunted institutions and its people than a terror group on the other side of the world. First, the facts: Alex Nowrasteh's much-cited Cato Institute analysis of terror attacks on American soil between 1975 and 2015 reveals that an American has a 1 in 3.6 million chance every year of...
  • Report claims Melania Trump is 'miserable' as America's first lady

    02/15/2017 2:01:22 PM PST · by usafa92 · 61 replies
    AOL ^ | 2/15/2017 | William Steakin
    The Trumps haven't been in the White House for a month yet, and details are already emerging that the billionaire family is growing unhappy in its new role. It was reported last week that President Trump is getting frustrated with the challenges of the presidency, and now US Weekly is reporting Melania Trump finds it "miserable" to be the first lady of the United States. According to the magazine, with all the constant scrutiny and laundry list of duties that come with being the first lady, Mrs. Trump has grown "unhappy with how her life ended up." "She is miserable,"...
  • Ex-VP Biden elected chair of National Constitution Center

    02/15/2017 9:35:47 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 15, 2017 11:37 AM EST
    Former Vice President Joe Biden has been elected chair of the board of trustees at Philadelphia’s National Constitution Center. The center made the announcement Wednesday that Biden will succeed former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, whose term ended in January. Jeffrey Rosen, President and CEO of the center, says Biden’s “love for the constitution, and passion for teaching all Americans about its enduring principles, have inspired people around the world.” …
  • Time for Trump to Resign

    02/14/2017 7:01:41 PM PST · by upchuck · 72 replies
    Ricochet ^ | Feb 13, 2017 | Richard Epstein
    The nearly four weeks since President Donald Trump’s inauguration have been the most divisive period of American politics since the end of the Second World War. The sharp lines that everyone is drawing in the sand pose a serious threat to the United States. On the one side stand many conservatives and populists who are rejoicing in the Trump victory as the salvation of a nation in decline. On other side sit the committed progressives who are still smarting from an election in which they were trounced in the electoral college, even as Hillary Clinton garnered a clear majority of...
  • Recalling Alaska's most notorious drunken moose, the street-smart Buzzwinkle

    02/14/2017 7:00:46 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Every autumn in recent years our boreal neighbors in Sweden and Norway have regaled the rest of the world with tales of drunken moose. In most of the stories, the moose have gotten smashed eating fermented apples, the active ingredient in applejack. Recently, near Stockholm, a "mob of boozed-up moose" threatened a homeowner, daring him to step into his own garden. The online magazine Slate called the news brief issued by Radio Sweden "the best thing on the Internet today." Sweden and Norway have lots of moose and loads of apple trees. Alaska has fewer moose and a paucity of...
  • National security adviser Flynn discussed sanctions with Russian ambassador, despite denials

    02/10/2017 1:02:25 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 13 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 9, 2017 | Greg Miller, Adam Entous and Ellen Nakashima
    National security adviser Michael Flynn privately discussed U.S. sanctions against Russia with that country’s ambassador to the United States during the month before President Trump took office, contrary to public assertions by Trump officials, current and former U.S. officials said. Flynn’s communications with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak were interpreted by some senior U.S. officials as an inappropriate and potentially illegal signal to the Kremlin that it could expect a reprieve from sanctions that were being imposed by the Obama administration in late December to punish Russia for its alleged interference in the 2016 election. Flynn on Wednesday denied that he...
  • US investigators corroborate some aspects of the Russia dossier [fake news]

    02/10/2017 2:33:55 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | February 10, 2017 | Jim Sciutto and Evan Perez, CNN
    Washington (CNN)For the first time, US investigators say they have corroborated some of the communications detailed in a 35-page dossier compiled by a former British intelligence agent, multiple current and former US law enforcement and intelligence officials tell CNN. As CNN first reported, then-President-elect Donald Trump and President Barack Obama were briefed on the existence of the dossier prior to Trump's inauguration. None of the newly learned information relates to the salacious allegations in the dossier. Rather it relates to conversations between foreign nationals. The dossier details about a dozen conversations between senior Russian officials and other Russian individuals. Sources...
  • Trump tells senators he’s open to reviewing a Gang of Eight style comprehensive immigration b[fake]

    02/09/2017 3:37:02 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/09/2017 | BY ALLAHPUNDIT
    The first hysterical report about this from Politico this afternoon set off an earthquake among media Twitter. The original tweet: !!!!! Trump told senators he is open to Gang of 8 immigration bill, per Manchin. Lamar brought it up during meeting and need for reform— Seung Min Kim (@seungminkim) February 9, 2017 “Open” sounds very bad indeed, enough so for Trump superfan Ann Coulter to quip, “I wish he’d go back to attacking Nordstrom.” Then came this clarification from the White House: White House says Manchin brought up Gang, Trump told him it was fine for them to get...
  • Leaks Suggest Trump’s Own Team Is Alarmed By His Conduct

    02/08/2017 3:20:15 PM PST · by Rennes Templar · 76 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | Feb. 8, 2017 | S. V. Date
    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump was confused about the dollar: Was it a strong one that’s good for the economy? Or a weak one? So he made a call ― except not to any of the business leaders Trump brought into his administration or even to an old friend from his days in real estate. Instead, he called his national security adviser, retired Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn, according to two sources familiar with Flynn’s accounts of the incident. Flynn has a long record in counterintelligence but not in macroeconomics. And he told Trump he didn’t know, that it wasn’t his...
  • Trump's lawyer gets pounded by judges with questions about 'Muslim Ban' (tr)

    02/07/2017 4:43:39 PM PST · by Truth29 · 105 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | February 7, 2017 | Francesca Chambers
    Full Title: Trump's lawyer gets pounded by judges with questions about 'Muslim ban' as he fights for travel restrictions to be put back in place - and says White House will take ANY part of the ban being reinstated President Donald Trump's administration says its temporary restrictions on citizens of seven terror-afflicted countries are not the equivalent of a Muslim ban - but justices on a federal bench reviewing the executive order indicated Tuesday that they're not buying it. Judges wanted to know whether the executive branch believes that Trump could bar Muslims from entering the country if he wanted....
  • Trump insistent about voter fraud; says people say 'I am right'

    02/05/2017 12:07:15 PM PST · by Calif Conservative · 154 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb. 5, 2017 | Fox News
    President Trump is sticking with his argument that millions of illegal immigrants voted in the 2016 presidential election, amid calls for him to provide proof and questions about whether he’ll indeed have an official probe into the issue. “Many people have come out and said I am right,” Trump said in an interview with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly to be aired Sunday before the NFL Super Bowl. [......] Trump also said in the Fox interview that he has "respect" for Russian President Vladimir Putin, but that respect does not mean they'll get along. "I say it’s better to get along...
  • Trayvon Martin's parents write book on 5-year anniversary

    02/04/2017 8:46:37 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 66 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 4, 2017 11:39 AM EST | Errin Haines Whack
    It wasn’t supposed to take Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin five years to write a book about the death of their son, Trayvon Martin. But their grief has made finding the words unbearable until now. Martin’s parents collaborated to write “Rest In Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin,” published Tuesday by Spiegel & Grau. The book recounts the journey of two grieving parents, thrust into the spotlight by tragedy and on some days, still as close to their loss as the day he died. “The calendar says five years, but it seems like just a few months,” Sybrina Fulton...
  • First Trump approval rating lags behind past presidents [CNN fakenews]

    02/04/2017 8:27:22 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Clinton News Network ^ | 4:21 PM ET, Fri February 3, 2017 | Jennifer Agiesta, CNN Polling Director
    It’s been two weeks since Donald Trump’s inauguration, and the new President's work so far hasn’t impressed the American people. A majority, 53%, disapprove of the way the President is handling his job, according to a new CNN/ORC poll, marking the highest disapproval for a new elected president since polls began tracking those results. Trump is the only President to hold a net-negative rating this early in his tenure. […] Trump’s high disapproval most clearly differentiates his ratings from those of his predecessors. While Ronald Reagan’s first approval rating measure of 51% from Gallup in 1981 was not that far...
  • Seattle federal judge halts enforcement of Trump's immigration order

    02/03/2017 4:40:38 PM PST · by Jubal Harshaw · 34 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | Friday, February 3, 2017 | DANIEL DEMAY
    In an early test of President Trump's so-called "Muslim ban," a federal judge in Seattle ruled Friday to halt enforcement of parts of Trump’s week-old executive order on immigration. U.S. District Judge James Robart ruled on a motion by the state of Washington for a temporary restraining order halting the parts of the order that block entry to the U.S. by refugees and certain immigrants from some Muslim-majority countries. Robart's ruling will temporarily halt enforcement of several provisions of Trump's controversial executive order. Attorneys for the federal government are expected to appeal the ruling. Friday’s was the first hearing in...
  • BREAKING: Donald Trump's 'Muslim ban' temporarily BLOCKED by federal judge

    02/03/2017 6:55:05 PM PST · by granada · 75 replies
    The Daily Express, uk ^ | 01:37, Sat, Feb 4, 2017 | UPDATED: 02:25, Sat, Feb 4, 2017 | Harry Walker
    Judge James Robart, appointed by President George Bush in 2003, ruled the ban would be halted temporarily nationwide, effective immediately. The move presents a fresh legal challenge for the Trump administration, which is expected to appeal against the decision promptly.
  • Seattle judge blocks Trump immigration order

    02/03/2017 4:38:49 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 202 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 3, 2017 | Scott Malone and Dan Levine
    SEATTLE/BOSTON - A federal judge in Seattle on Friday granted a nationwide temporary restraining order blocking U.S. President Donald Trump's recent action barring nationals from seven countries from entering the United States. The judge's order represents a major challenge to the Trump administration, which is expected to immediately appeal. The judge declined to stay the order, suggesting that travel restrictions could be lifted immediately. The challenge was brought by the state of Washington and later joined by the state of Minnesota. The Seattle judge ruled that the states have legal standing to sue, which could help Democratic attorneys general take...
  • Mark Levin and Ben Shapiro credit themselves for Trump nominating Gorsuch

    02/02/2017 1:11:57 PM PST · by TakebackGOP · 115 replies
    Mark R. Levin ‏@marklevinshow 23m23 minutes ago Thank you conservatives. No thanks to the pompom boys. http://fb.me/8ARjGokf6 Lightweight Ben Shapiro, "They’re fully within their rights to mock those Constitutional conservatives – like me! – who said that Trump would never appoint a conservative to the Court. But they are ignoring one rather crucial point: if had been up to them, they wouldn’t have pressed Trump for a damn thing. Trump appointed a conservative to the high court because he needed to please Constitutional conservatives. He didn’t do it because he is a deeply knowledgeable Constitutional scholar (he once said in...
  • Mattis unhappy over travel ban, drafting list of names of military interpreters to be admitted

    01/30/2017 10:54:10 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 92 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/30/2017 | AllahPundit
    As a point of law, Mattis has no authority himself under Trump’s order to grant visas. That falls to DHS and the State Department under section 3(g), although it would be … weird if any of the Pentagon’s recommendations for exemptions from the travel ban were to be turned down.Mattis reportedly wasn’t consulted while the order was being drafted, which may help explain his (alleged) annoyance at it. Two thumbs up for the crack Trump political team in cutting the single most respected member of their natsec team out of the policymaking process. I wonder how many more Bannon-style...
  • Obama’s Protections for L.G.B.T. Workers Will Remain Under Trump

    01/30/2017 9:20:27 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 77 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 30, 2017 | Jeremy Peters
    WASHINGTON — The White House said on Monday that President Trump would leave in place a 2014 Obama administration order that created new workplace protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. In a statement issued in response to growing questions about whether Mr. Trump would reverse the Obama order, the White House said the president was proud to embrace gay rights. “President Trump continues to be respectful and supportive of L.G.B.T.Q. rights, just as he was throughout the election,” the statement said. “The president is proud to have been the first ever G.O.P. nominee to mention the L.G.B.T.Q. community...
  • Federal court halts Trump’s immigration ban

    01/28/2017 6:11:42 PM PST · by springwater13 · 130 replies
    The federal court for the Eastern District of New York issued an emergency stay halting President Donald Trump’s executive order banning entry to the US from seven majority-Muslim countries tonight, following widespread protests at airports around the country. The court ruled on a habeas corpus petition filed by the ACLU on behalf of Hameed Khalid Darweesh and Sameer Abdulkhaleq Alshawi, who were denied entry to the US upon landing at JFK airport in New York City and detained indefinitely by Customs and Border Patrol. Darweesh spent a decade working for the United States military in Iraq as an interpreter and...
  • Mark Levin: What?!? I'll address this on LevinTV & radio on Monday.

    01/28/2017 3:01:13 PM PST · by conservative98 · 168 replies
    Mark Levin Twitter ^ | January 28, 2017 | Mark Levin
    Mark R. Levin ‏@marklevinshow 9h9 hours ago What?!? I'll address this on LevinTV & radio on Monday.
  • Mnuchin: Too many question marks

    01/26/2017 10:22:31 PM PST · by ganeemead · 20 replies
    I'm recalling the thing in Wizard of Id where Blanche, the wizard's wife says "It's a sin to waste food" and the wizard replies "The sin was committed before it got to me..." A more realistic adage related to food says that if there is ever any sort of a question about food, toss it; no meal is worth major stomach grief. In the case of Steve Mnuchin, the take I'm getting is that there are too many question marks in the picture and at least a couple of them are too big; in my view, the guy's nomination should...
  • How Trump's Protectionism Would Destroy Auto Industry Jobs, Not Create Them

    01/26/2017 8:21:23 PM PST · by TBP · 95 replies
    Forbes | JAN 20, 2017 | Joann Muller
    <p>President Donald J. Trump didn't wait long to act on one of his signature campaign promises, announcing just moments after being sworn in as the country's 45th president that the U.S. intends to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership and that he will renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement "to give American workers a fair deal."</p>
  • Restricting Trade Is Calamitous Policy

    01/25/2017 8:52:08 PM PST · by TBP · 176 replies
    The Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) ^ | Wednesday, January 25, 2017 | Cathy Reisenwitz
    In he Oval Office on Monday, President Trump signed an executive order formally ending the United States’ participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The move was mostly symbolic, TPP was dead in Congress anyway. But signing this EO on his first full weekday in office signals that Trump is serious about two issues that are, sadly, tied to together: pulling out of trade agreements and replacing them with new barriers to international trade. Trump described withdrawing from the trade pact a “great thing for the American worker.” That’s likely as true as his press secretary’s inauguration attendance numbers. International trade has...
  • Pro-Trump site gets 1st question at White House briefing

    01/24/2017 8:48:59 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 60 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 24, 2017 11:21 PM EST
    White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer took the first question at his briefing Tuesday from a reporter who works for LifeZette, a website founded by Donald Trump supporter Laura Ingraham that published some untrue stories during the 2016 presidential campaign. Last year, LifeZette released a video, “Clinton Body Count,” that promoted a conspiracy theory that Hillary and Bill Clinton had ties to the deaths of several colleagues and Democrats. Another video posted two weeks before the election promoted false claims that voting machines in 16 states could be compromised because they were linked to a company tied to liberal activist...
  • I have a problem.

    01/24/2017 7:24:01 PM PST · by Jonty30 · 100 replies
    There was this guy, I think his name is Kevin Krohn. He was jailed, I think, for issuing threats to Donald Trump last August. I jokingly sent him a Facebook message telling him to hang in there, because I would hire him. I was just trolling the idiot because of what he did to himself in losing his job. He sent me his resume over Facebook and I now feel bad fir trolling him because he's in difficult straits.
  • Danish Think Tank: $9B Cloud Project Could Prevent All 21st Century Global Warming

    01/24/2017 5:04:14 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 24, 2017 | 2:28 PM EST | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Instead of collectively spending $100 billion annually under the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement to combat global warming, developed nations should consider investing just $9 billion in a marine cloud whitening project that could prevent global warming for the rest of the 21st century, according to Bjorn Lomborg, director of a Danish think tank. Marine cloud whitening mimics the effects of a volcanic eruption by inserting salt particles into the atmosphere to make clouds denser so they reflect more sunlight back into space. “Spending just $9 billion on 1,900 seawater-spraying boats could prevent all the global warming set to occur this...
  • Trump's victory creates uncertainty for wind and solar power

    01/22/2017 3:27:09 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 77 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 22, 2017 12:27 PM EST | Cathy Bussewitz and Geoff Mulvihill
    President Donald Trump has disputed climate change, pledged a revival of coal and disparaged wind power, and his nominee to head the Energy Department was once highly skeptical of the agency’s value. What this means for states’ efforts to promote renewable energy is an open question. States that are pushing for greater reliance on wind and solar power are not quite sure what to expect as Trump takes over. Many of them depend heavily on federal renewable-energy tax credits, grants and research, much of which comes from the Energy Department. Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Trump’s pick to lead the...
  • Reality star US ambassador bids final farewell to Denmark [Rufus Gifford]

    01/22/2017 8:59:32 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 20 January 2017 10:27 CET+01:00 | Justin Cremer
    In with one reality TV star and out with another. As former ‘The Apprentice’ star Donald Trump takes the oath as the 45th president of the United States on Friday, former ‘Jeg er ambassadřren fra Amerika’ star Rufus Gifford will board a plane and leave Denmark. What’s that? You’ve never heard of ‘Jeg er ambassadřren fra Amerika’ or Gifford? Well the Danes sure have. Gifford has been the US ambassador to Denmark since 2013 and was warmly embraced by the locals from the second he arrived in Copenhagen. Part of that is down to his movie star looks and his...
  • Anonymous warns Trump: 'You are going to regret the next 4 years'

    01/19/2017 4:56:32 PM PST · by brucedickinson · 65 replies
    AOL ^ | 1-19-2017 | Ted Crist
    The hacker collective Anonymous has a reputation for delivering ominous messages, and in recent days, the group has begun targeting President-elect Donald Trump in a serious way A series of messages posted on Twitter and include allegations that the group plans to reveal sordid information about Trump.
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Trump’s African-American Cabinet Pics ‘Black Shills to Distract Us’

    01/19/2017 3:05:26 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 100 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 19, 2017 | 1:15 PM EST | Mark Judge
    Basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has penned an editorial highly critical of President-elect Trump. “Never before in modern history have we had a president-elect so ill-informed, ill-tempered, irrational and ill-equipped to deal with the major issues that face this country,” Abdul-Jabbar writes in the new edition of The Hollywood Reporter. […] Abdul-Jabbar argues that “a quick look at two of the black faces that Trump parades on television as proof of the diversity of his entourage is actually evidence of his using black shills to distract us from his paternalistic policies to dismantle civil liberties for people of color, women, the...
  • Trump signals he's softening on immigration: 'Working on a plan' that'll make DREAMers 'very happy'

    01/19/2017 12:04:27 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 01/19/2017 | Francesca Chambers
    Called the plight of children known as DREAMers who were brought into the country illegally by their relatives 'a very tough situation'Indicated that he's thinking about letting them stay and said his administration will have a plan in the next couple monthsSuggested he'd increase the number of visas available to high-skilled workers President-elect Donald Trump says his administration is working on a plan that will make illegal immigrant children 'very happy,' and it will done in the next couple monthsThe president-elect said in the course of his campaign for the White House that illegal immigrants of all ages would...
  • Ralph Retort: "CNN warns" attack on inauguration could justify Obama administration keeping power

    01/18/2017 5:36:54 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 204 replies
    This is the craziest thing I’ve ever seen on CNN — and that’s saying a lot. Wolf Blitzer broke out with a “developing story” about how if the inauguration is attacked and everyone died, the constitution actually says that an Obama cabinet member would legally become the president.
  • I don't get the Fenwick Commercial

  • Trump Attacks Saturday Night Live, Calling It the ‘Worst of NBC’ and ‘Really Bad Television’

    01/15/2017 3:48:38 PM PST · by drewh · 77 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | | 6:04 pm, January 15th, 2017 | Justin Baragona
    Well, if you were waiting on President-elect Donald Trump to respond to Saturday Night LiveÂ’s cold open last night poking fun at his press conference and the recent release of an unverified dossier, wait no longer. Follow Donald J. Trump âś” @realDonaldTrump .@NBCNews is bad but Saturday Night Live is the worst of NBC. Not funny, cast is terrible, always a complete hit job. Really bad television! 4:46 PM - 15 Jan 2017 6,054 6,054 Retweets 23,379 23,379 likes Trump has taken numerous shots at both Saturday Night Live and NBC News over the past few months, even though he...
  • DONALD TRUMP BAILED OUT SON’S FAILING COMPANY, STICKING BURDEN FOR POLLUTION CLEANUP ON TAXPAYERS

    01/15/2017 8:27:13 AM PST · by mikelets456 · 96 replies
    Msnbc ^ | 1/16 | Msnbc
    President-Elect Donald Trump bought his son’s failed company, foreclosed on the property, and now South Carolina taxpayers are left to clean up the mess he left behind. President-Elect Trump won South Carolina by a little more than 14 points. In early 2014, a company in Charleston, South Carolina was promising to “revolutionize” home construction, by manufacturing and selling “home construction kits.” First it was called Titan Atlas Manufacturing, later being in reorganized into Titan Atlas Global before shutting down for good in the spring of 2015. Part of this doomed venture was none other than Donald Trump, Jr., who faced...
  • Buyer Beware: Donald Trump’s high-profile apparent merger meetings are a major cause for alarm.

    01/14/2017 1:35:53 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    Slate.com ^ | 2017-01-13 | Chris Sagers
    In a nearly unprecedented move, President-elect Donald Trump not once but twice this week met with executives of very large firms and their lobbyists whose pending merger deals will require approval by his own antitrust officials. The moves offered evidence that Trump’s antitrust program—and perhaps by extension all of his administration’s white-collar enforcement—may be altogether darker than what we thought even a few days ago. Antitrust was the focus of a lot of talk this campaign season, to a degree remarkable for a dusty old policy area that had played no explicit role in presidential politics for upward of 70...
  • Human Rights Watch lists Trump as threat to human rights

    01/14/2017 8:30:39 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 52 replies
    Human Rights Watch lists Trump as threat to human rights By Brooke Seipel - 01/14/17 10:01 AM EST Human Rights Watch is listing President-elect Donald Trump as a threat to human rights, calling his campaign a “vivid illustration of the politics of intolerance.” “Donald Trump’s election as US president after a campaign fomenting hatred and intolerance, and the rising influence of political parties in Europe that reject universal rights, have put the postwar human rights system at risk,” the group said in a Friday statement announcing a new report. The 687-page World Report analyzes Trump’s campaign, pointing to his rhetoric...
  • THE WASHINGTON COMPOST: DID WE REALLY ELECT DONALD TRUMP?

    01/13/2017 7:41:41 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 55 replies
    THE WASHINGTON COMPOST ^ | JANUARY 13, 2017 | KATHLEEN PARKER, THE WASHINGTON COMPOST
    Republicans can argue until their last breath that Trump objectors are sore losers, but isn’t more at stake than “mere politics”? This phrase has been rendered quaint by such serious issues as Russian hackers apparently trying to tilt the election toward Donald Trump; the FBI’s possibly politically motivated practices; Trump’s initial resistance to the conclusions of the U.S. intelligence community; Trump’s refusal to release tax records, which might mollify concerns about his relationship with Russia. These aren’t partisan issues, or shouldn’t be, as evidenced by the Justice Department inspector general’s decision to investigate how FBI Director James B. Comey handled...
  • Ex-Clinton aide: Trump ‘very insecure’ about legitimacy (more "serious but unverified" fake news)

    01/13/2017 3:29:42 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2017-01-13 | MARK HENSCH
    A former top Hillary Clinton aide says President-elect Donald Trump is worried about his legitimacy. “I think Donald Trump is trying to cling to whatever legitimacy is still in effect here,” Brian Fallon, Clinton's former press secretary, said Friday on CNN’s “New Day." Fallon called Trump's critical tweets about Clinton earlier Friday "just the latest indication that Donald Trump is someone who’s very insecure in his victory. And I understand why.” “Every day there are new developments, new shoes dropping, so to speak, that call into question the legitimacy of his win," he said. Fallon pointed particularly to intelligence reports...