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  • Ex-Senator says 'Hateful' Trump Does Not Represent Party

    10/19/2017 10:04:56 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 76 replies
    Newsmax ^ | August 25, 2017 | Jason Devaney
    A former Republican lawmaker and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations blasted President Donald Trump in an opinion piece published this week. Former Sen. John Danforth, R-Mo., wrote in The Washington Post that Trump is not a true Republican because of one main reason: he stands against having a unified nation.
  • The Danger of President Pence (Barf alert)

    10/16/2017 12:31:44 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 12 replies
    New Yorker ^ | October 16, 2017 | Jane Mayer
    OOn September 14th, the right-wing pundit Ann Coulter, who last year published a book titled “In Trump We Trust,” expressed what a growing number of Americans, including conservatives, have been feeling since the 2016 election. The previous day, President Trump had dined with Democratic leaders at the White House, and had impetuously agreed to a major policy reversal, granting provisional residency to undocumented immigrants who came to America as children. Republican legislators were blindsided. Within hours, Trump disavowed the deal, then reaffirmed it. Coulter tweeted, “At this point, who doesn’t want Trump impeached?” She soon added, “If we’re not getting...
  • MSNBC’s Mika thinks Kelly is preparing 25th Amendment challenge

    10/12/2017 9:38:01 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 60 replies
    Raw Story ^ | Travis Gettys
    MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough said the president’s behavior is growing increasingly “erratic” — and co-host Mika Brzezinski suggested his Cabinet may be preparing a constitutional challenge. The “Morning Joe” host and his panelists reacted to the alarming Vanity Fair report that described the crisis within the White House, where aides say the president is “unraveling” in a job he’s not suited to hold. “He’s isolated,” Brzezinski said. “He’s probably going crazy.” Scarborough and Brzezinski, who have known the president for years, said Trump spent most of his career greeting associates and well-wishers in his office, fielding phone calls and gossiping with...
  • Vanity Fair: Bannon believes Trump only has 30% chance of completing full term

    10/12/2017 3:54:26 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | October 11, 2017 | Sophie Tatum
    Washington (CNN)Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon has privately confided that he believes President Donald Trump only has a 30% chance of completing his full term, a source told Vanity Fair. According to two of Vanity Fair's sources with knowledge of the conversation, Bannon warned Trump several months ago that the biggest threat to his presidency is not impeachment by Congress, but the 25th Amendment -- which could allow his Cabinet to vote to remove him. CNN has been unable to independently confirm these reported conversations. Bannon could not be reached for comment. The 25th Amendment to the Constitution...
  • Undisclosed deal guaranteed Roy Moore $180,000 a year for part-time work at charity

    10/11/2017 10:11:38 AM PDT · by NRx · 37 replies
    WaPo ^ | 10-11-2017 | Shawn Boburg and Robert O'Harrow Jr.
    Former Alabama judge Roy Moore, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, once said publicly that he did not take a “regular salary” from the small charity he founded to promote Christian values because he did not want to be a financial burden. But privately, Moore had arranged to receive a salary of $180,000 a year for part-time work at the Foundation for Moral Law, internal charity documents show. He collected more than $1 million as president from 2007 to 2012, compensation that far surpassed what the group disclosed in its public tax filings most of those years. When the charity...
  • Trump Mocks Bob Corker’s Height, Escalating Feud with a Key Republican

    10/10/2017 10:11:18 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 113 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 10, 2017 | PETER BAKER
    WASHINGTON — President Trump escalated his attack on Senator Bob Corker on Tuesday by ridiculing him for his height, even as advisers worried that the president was further fracturing his relationship with congressional Republicans just a week before a vote critical to his tax cutting plan. Mr. Trump gave Mr. Corker, a two-term Republican from Tennessee and chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, a derogatory new nickname — “Liddle Bob” — after the two exchanged barbs in recent days. He suggested Mr. Corker was somehow tricked when he told a reporter from The New York Times that the president...
  • Was Vegas an FBI sting gone bad?

    10/09/2017 11:59:26 PM PDT · by BeadCounter · 111 replies
    Renew America ^ | October 7, 2017 | Cliff Kincaid
    Why is there no motive for the Vegas massacre? Why did Stephen Paddock have a secret life? It is terrible to contemplate, but the possibility that Stephen Paddock was an undercover federal operative or informant cannot be ruled out. He may have been set up or used by ISIS and/or a federal agency in a scheme that backfired. The feds may have thought they were going to catch ISIS in the act of preparing a major terrorist attack. ISIS terrorists may have thought Paddock was one of them, but realized at the last minute it was a set-up. They claimed...
  • Jimmy Kimmel: ‘No Breathing Human On Planet Earth Produces More Fake News Than Donald Trump’

    10/06/2017 7:26:45 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 68 replies
    Deadline ^ | October 6, 2017 | Lisa de Moraes
    <p>UPDATED with video: President Donald Trump’s continues to suffer from state of knicker knotted-ness about “this Rex Tillerson story,” Jimmy Kimmel reported Thursday.</p> <p>NBC News reported this week the Secretary of State wanted to resign earlier this year and called Trump a “[bleep]ing moron” at a meeting.</p>
  • We’re Eating More Cheese Than Ever. How To Do It Better

    10/04/2017 1:07:48 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 43 replies ^ | Oct. 4, 2017 1:00 p.m. ET | By Tia Keenan
    A radical new guide to the ever-widening world of cheese takes an accessible approach: Begin with what you love Up to now, cheese guides have tended to focus more on where and how cheese is made than on how best to enjoy it. Meanwhile, according to the USDA, Americans’ annual consumption of natural (as opposed to processed) cheese increased from 19.3 to 29.47 pounds per capita between 1995 and 2015, and the range of cheeses to choose from has become downright daunting. The time has come for “The Book of Cheese: The Essential Guide To Discovering Cheeses You’ll Love,” published...
  • Start-up targets 'breathable air market' with Swiss air in a can

    10/02/2017 9:42:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies ^ | 20 September 2017 09:33 CEST+02:00 | Caroline Bishop
    Can fresh Swiss mountain air be a tonic for people who live in polluted cities? One Swiss start-up thinks so. Launched last week, Swiss Alpine Air is bottling fresh air from Switzerland with a view to selling it to residents of heavily polluted cities elsewhere in the world, for example in China and India. Collected from various locations around the Swiss Alps, the air is compressed into an aerosol can and comes with an attached face mask to assist with breathing, the company said in a press release. A seven-liter can of air will set you back 19.95 francs and...
  • Richard Branson: In the Near Future, We’ll Think It’s “Archaic” to Kill Animals for Food

    09/29/2017 12:45:29 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 92 replies ^ | September 28, 2017 | Karla Lant
    Branson along with Bill Gates, Cargill, and Kimball Musk, backed the Memphis Meats clean-meat startup in its $17 million Series A round, which went on to raise in excess of $22 million. Memphis Meats will join a cadre of sustainable food businesses such as the three Israeli companies — Meat the Future, Future Meat Technologies, and SuperMeat — which will supply food to China as part of a $300 million deal. Branson, who gave up meat in 2014, appears to be investing in alignment with his beliefs and predictions about the future, all while trying to act against the deforestation...
  • The sad suspicion about Trump’s shameful treatment of Puerto Rico

    09/26/2017 8:06:04 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 83 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 9/26/2017 | Dana Milbank
    As Achenbach, et al. report, Adm. Paul Zukunft, the Coast Guard commandant, said Monday that he understands why Puerto Rico’s residents feel forgotten. “They feel isolated, and they’re probably getting a sense of betrayal, of, well, ‘Where is the cavalry?’ ” Zukunft said. Good question. Phillip Carter, a military specialist with the Center for a New American Security, wrote a piece for Slate likening Trump’s “anemic” response in Puerto Rico to President George W. Bush’s response to Hurricane Katrina. Carter told me Puerto Rico conservatively needs a response of 50,000 U.S. troops. Even Haiti — a foreign country — got the...
  • They love Donald Trump in Alabama — but they still might not vote for his Senate candidate

    09/23/2017 4:55:26 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Sept 23 2017 | Jenna Johnson
    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — As thousands of President Trump’s supporters arrived at an evening rally for Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.), they passed a handful of signs promoting Strange’s rival, former state judge Roy Moore. “Vote for the godly man,” Cal Zastrow, 56, told passersby as he held a Moore campaign sign and often bounced with giddy excitement for Tuesday’s Republican primary runoff election. “I’m voting for Moore,” one man told him, grabbing some pamphlets to take to church on Sunday. “We all are,” chimed in a woman walking past. Over the course of the afternoon, it happened over and over again....
  • Top GOP Official: Trump’s White House Chief of Staff John Kelly Voted for Hillary Clinton (Video)

    09/20/2017 8:05:17 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 89 replies ^ | September 20, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    John Kelly was appointed to replace White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus in July. Kelly reportedly filters the president’s news sources and controls the president’s schedule.
  • Durbin: Dems Have ‘Understanding’ Trump’s DACA Deal ‘Includes Citizenship’

    09/17/2017 4:18:11 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 62 replies ^ | 17 Sep 2017 | Pam Key
    On this weekend’s broadcast of “Fox News Sunday,” Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) said that last week in a meeting between President Donald Trump, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY), a “basic understanding” on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was reached. Durbin said, “We’re going forward with the understanding that we can work with the White House to come up with an agreement that includes DACA, that includes citizenship for those who are protected under the DREAM Act and also has a substantial commitment to increase border protection. Those are the...
  • Mark Levin: Huge Mistake for Trump to Cut DACA Deal with Schumer and Pelosi

    09/16/2017 2:21:57 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Sep 2017 | John Hayward
    “I served in the Reagan administration eight years, and I worked to get him elected in ‘76 and ‘80,” Levin recalled. “There were times we felt, some of us, that he was pulling in the wrong direction. There was actually a group of us that would get together – I forget if it was Wednesdays, or whenever it was – to try and figure out what to do about it. We would criticize our president, who we loved dearly.” “People need to understand something: Everybody is imperfect,” he noted. “We’re imperfect. Our presidents are imperfect. You don’t treat them like...
  • Trump Administration Won’t Withdraw from Paris Climate Deal

    09/16/2017 1:51:56 PM PDT · by rb22982 · 115 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 9/16/2017 | Emre Peker
    NEW YORK—Trump administration officials said Saturday the U.S. wouldn’t pull out of the Paris Agreement, offering to re-engage in the international deal to fight climate change, according to the European Union’s top energy official. The shift from President Donald Trump’s decision in June to renegotiate the landmark accord or craft a new deal came during a meeting of more than 30 ministers led by Canada, China and the European Union in Montreal. “The U.S. has stated that they will not renegotiate the Paris accord, but they will try to review the terms on which they could be engaged under this...
  • Hippie Singer David Crosby Rails Against ‘Imbecile’ ‘Orange Nightmare’ Trump

    09/15/2017 9:09:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 88 replies ^ | 9/15/2017 | Geoffrey Dickens
    PBS host Tavis Smiley desperately wants 1960's era and hippie folk band Crosby, Stills & Nash to reunite so they can speak out in the “era of Trump.” On Wednesday, Smiley invited folk singer David Crosby onto his PBS show and urged him to end his feud with former band member Graham Nash. And while Crosby was reluctant he acknowledged the need to tell America “You guys elected an imbecile to run the country.” On the September 13 edition of his PBS show, Smiley played a clip of Nash discussing his frayed friendship with Crosby. Smiley then turned to Crosby...
  • Lauer Asks Hillary: Do You Think Trump ‘Stole the Election’?

    09/13/2017 8:59:17 AM PDT · by kevcol · 53 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | September 13, 2017 | Kyle Drennen
    During an exclusive live interview with Hillary Clinton on Wednesday’s NBC Today to promote her new book about the 2016 presidential campaign, co-host Matt Lauer was eager to enable her to keep making excuses for her loss to Donald Trump. He urged the failed Democratic nominee to go further than she had in the memoir and say that Trump “stole the election.”
  • Jimmy Carter to Trump: 'Keep the peace ... tell the truth'

    09/12/2017 9:27:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 12, 2017 11:36 PM EDT | Bill Barrow
    Former President Jimmy Carter offered a damning indictment of U.S. foreign policy and domestic affairs Tuesday, saying money in politics makes the nation more like an “oligarchy than a democracy” and casting President Donald Trump as a disappointment on the world stage. Carter’s criticisms, offered at his annual presentation to backers of his post-presidency Carter Center in Atlanta, went beyond Trump, but he was particularly critical of the nation’s direction under the Republican president’s leadership. The 39th president, a Democrat, offered this advice to the 45th: “Keep the peace, promote human rights and tell the truth.” Carter, 92, did not...