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  • AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL - February 26, 2017 (Prayer)

    02/26/2017 12:59:43 AM PST · by Faith · 9 replies
    February 26, 2017 | Faith
    Please join with fellow FREEPERS in praying for President Trump, Vice-President Pence, and for America: Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. I John 5:14 Religion forum threads labeled “Prayer” are closed to debate of any kind.
  • French Voters Call On Obama To Run For President To "Give French People Hope"

    02/24/2017 2:52:13 AM PST · by Zakeet · 63 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | February 24, 2017
    As French voters look set to make a massive swing to the right in their upcoming presidential election (see our notes on the topic here and here), a group of frightened liberal protesters have decided to back a relatively surprising, if impossible, presidential candidate in 2017, Barack Obama. And, lest you thing this is a joke, a quick walk around Paris even reveals campaign posters for "Obama17" plastered all around the city. The group of protesters who launched the effort to bring "hope and change" to France are urging French citizens to visit their website to sign a petition to...
  • The First Thirty Days

    02/21/2017 4:45:45 PM PST · by Eagles Field · 1 replies
    White House blog ^ | The Whitehouse
    President Donald J. Trump’s First Month: Achieving Results for the American People February 20, 2017 at 11:38 AM ET by The White House After one month in office, President Donald J. Trump is already achieving results for the American people. Jump starting Job Creation: President Trump is looking out for American workers that Washington has left behind. Signed a Presidential Memorandum ordering the United States to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations and agreement Hosted the CEO of Intel to announce Intel’s plan to invest $7 billion in a United States factory that will create 10,000 American jobs Signed a...
  • Vanity Message to President Trump

    02/20/2017 5:53:44 PM PST · by ssschev · 28 replies
    self | 2/20/2017 | ssschev
    My first letters to the President and the First Lady. Dear First Lady, Mrs. Trump, Thank you for reciting the Lord's Prayer. May the Lord bless you and your family. Your strength emanated across the airwaves and around the world. Please stand strong, I am only one of millions who stand strong with you, your family, your husband the President. Your light, strength, love and conviction was a warriors blow against darkness, it was heartfelt across the nation. From a personal view, I would love to see you start every rally this way. Again, Thank You, you are the First...
  • Trump the Trust-Buster? The President Takes On the MSM's Monopoly

    02/20/2017 11:10:36 AM PST · by jfd1776 · 5 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | February 20, 2017 A.D. | John F Di Leo
    For free entertainment in the Trump era, the meltdowns and hissy-fits of the MainStream Media are hard to beat. In such a discussion, perhaps it’s important to define our terms, so here goes: The MainStream Media, or MSM, consists of the major TV networks with news divisions – NBC, ABC, and CBS… the major east coast newspapers – primarily the New York Times, the Washington Post, maybe the Chicago Tribune and USA Today… the straight news syndication agencies – primarily AP and Reuters… and cable news – primarily CNN and MSNBC. These newsrooms, which have acted largely as a block...
  • 'Not My President's Day': Thousands Plan Anti-Trump Rallies Across U.S.

    02/19/2017 7:58:48 AM PST · by Libloather · 64 replies
    NBC News via MSN ^ | 2/18/17 | SHIRA TARLO
    Thousands of people nationwide have vowed to spend their Presidents Day Weekend protesting President Donald Trump and his policies at "Not My President's Day" rallies scheduled to take place in at least 25 cities across the country. "President's Day Weekend March and Rally - In support of all Immigrants and Refugees," Dallas In Dallas, nearly 1,000 protesters flooded the streets chanting, "Immigrants are welcome here," and waving placards that read, "She persisted, and so shall we," in reference to Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and the line, "Immigrants, we get the job done," from the Broadway musical "Hamilton."
  • Who Really Rules The United States?

    02/18/2017 5:16:27 AM PST · by vannrox · 16 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 18FEB17 | Submitted by Matthew Continetti via,
    Who Really Rules The United States? by Tyler Durden Feb 17, 2017 10:30 PM 0 SHARES Submitted by Matthew Continetti via,How bureaucrats are fighting the voters for control of our countryDonald Trump was elected president last November by winning 306 electoral votes. He pledged to "drain the swamp" in Washington, D.C., to overturn the system of politics that had left the nation's capital and major financial and tech centers flourishing but large swaths of the country mired in stagnation and decay. "What truly matters," he said in his Inaugural Address, "is not which party controls our government, but whether...
  • Mexican presidential candidate, Lopes Obrador, held a rally in Los Angeles and the media is silent?

    02/16/2017 9:12:00 AM PST · by fightin kentuckian · 30 replies
    WTHI ^ | 2/16/2017 | Fightin Kentuckian
    The presidential candidate of a foreign nation campaigns on American soil and dumps all over America and American values and the media is silent. Why isn't this a big deal as it should be? Why in hell is he campaigning for president of Mexico on American soil? That's the elephant in the room. When you're campaigning for an office you naturally go where the voters are and Obrador went to Los Angeles. This reinforces many of President Trumps talking points about illegal immigration to include that millions of illegals cast votes in the election, and that there are way more...
  • The Candidate and the President

    02/13/2017 4:43:31 PM PST · by MosesKnows · 5 replies
    Feb 13, 2017 | MosesKnows
    The Candidate and the President I am having some difficulty adjusting to a President who is doing what he said he would do. It’s welcome and refreshing but still hard to adjust to. What makes it a hard adjustment for me is all the turmoil and angst from the bearers of the Progressive agenda. Are they having difficulty grasping the reality. Please share the difference between Donald Trump the candidate and Donald Trump the president. I have detected very little difference.
  • The president takes on ISIS

    02/11/2017 8:25:18 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 6 replies
    Tribune Star ^ | Saturday, February 11, 2017 | Ramachandra B. Abhyankar
    Readers' Forum In his Inaugural Address on Jan. 20, 2017, President Trump said: "We will reinforce old alliances and form new ones and unite the civilized world against radical Islamic terrorism, which we will eradicate from the face of the Earth." Then, on Jan. 28, President Trump issued a National Security Presidential Memorandum, directing the Secretary of Defense, and other officials in his administration, to develop, within 30 days, a comprehensive strategy and plans to defeat ISIS. Relevant in this context, is the following new book published in December 2016: "The Muhammad Code: How a Desert Prophet Brought You ISIS,...
  • Chuck Schumer says a President ‘deserves his choices’ for cabinet positions 2009, that is

    02/10/2017 9:45:41 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/10/17 | Robert Laurie
    Laments alleged 'new tactic' of delays and obstruction Chuck Schumer is now the official king of obstruction. He’s vowed to fight, delay, withhold, and complicate every single Trump nomination and confirmation for the entirety of the President’s four-year term. So far, he hasn’t actually stopped any of Trump’s picks, but he and his ilk sure do enjoy gumming up the system.
  • Teddy Roosevelt on Supreme Court Justice: "I could carve a better man out of a banana"

    02/09/2017 3:20:37 PM PST · by JOHN ADAMS · 4 replies
    The New York Times (so it MUST be true) ^ | January 24, 1904 | IZQuotes
    In July 1902, confident that he had found a judge opposed to "big railroad men and other members of large corporations," Theodore Roosevelt named Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. as his first appointee to the Supreme Court, delighted with a choice that their fellow Republican, Senator Henry Cabot Lodge of Massachusetts, called "our kind right through." Twenty months (and many convivial dinners at the White House) later, in the middle of an election year, Justice Holmes voted against his progressive president in the biggest railroad trust-busting case of the time, United States v. Northern Securities. "I could carve out of a...
  • Weekly Address (President Trump)

    01/30/2017 6:48:42 AM PST · by Enlightened1
    Youtube ^ | 01/28/17 | Donald J Trump
    The White House    

    01/29/2017 12:33:08 AM PST · by Faith · 34 replies
    January 29, 2017 | Faith
    Please join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for President Trump, Vice-President Pence, and for America: Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. I John 5:14 Religion forum threads labeled “Prayer” are closed to debate of any kind.
  • Gulliver's Travels [Trump's Travels]

    01/26/2017 11:04:07 PM PST · by Fhios · 5 replies
    1/27/2017 | Total Vanity
    I don't know much about Johnathan Swift's 'Gulliver's travel'. I saw the child's cartoon addition, and I think there was an old black and white movie I might have seen but that was nothing but childhood amusement. It wasn't until my mid 20's when I came to find out it was a political commentary. I never revisited it to see exactly what it was conveying. I will now since it It dawned on me. The Media and the Democrats look suspiciously like the lilliputians.
  • The Trump Diaries - Day 2, 3. The Empire Strikes Back (well, sort of)

    01/22/2017 11:17:38 PM PST · by The_Harlequin · 2 replies
    Thought Crimes | 01/22/22 | Chris Shugart
    That sonic boom you may have thought you heard was just the sound of Democrat heads exploding in unison. It was followed by the caterwauling of angry feminists protesting against. . .well, whatever the hell it is they’re protesting against these days. They hate you. They really, really hate you. Half of the work Trump will be doing in the immediate future will involve him just being in the White House. The Democrats will do the heavy lifting with their militant protesting. They are daily exposing their true selves: a demented gang of militant radicals who would think nothing of...
  • Donald Trump Embarks on His First Week With a Heavy Slate

    01/22/2017 10:59:05 PM PST · by onyx · 32 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Updated Jan. 22, 2017 8:21 p.m. ET | MICHAEL C. BENDER, NATALIE ANDREWS & ANDREW ACKERMAN
    President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence arrived to a swearing in of White House senior staff in the East Room of the White House Sunday. PHOTO: ANDREW HARRER/PRESS POOL WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump starts his first week with a packed schedule—from pushing through his slate of cabinet nominees to a raft of executive orders and setting the direction on foreign trade.Mr. Trump is planning executive actions early in the week on immigration and trade, two White House officials said, and will have a chance to lay the groundwork for a trade deal during a meeting Friday with British...
  • I Am Finally Able To Use The Prefix, 'President', Again!

    01/22/2017 3:57:24 PM PST · by Windflier · 52 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 22 January 2017 | Windy
    After eight long years, I am finally able to use the prefix, 'President', in front of the name of the current White House occupant's name. I can't tell you how good that feels to me.
  • Day 1: Inauguration (Yhe Trump Diaries)

    01/22/2017 8:17:39 AM PST · by The_Harlequin · 6 replies
    Thought Crimes | 01-20-17 | Chris Shugart
    While Trump was being sworn in, protestors on the outskirts of the DC area were burning trash and yelling stuff. It didn't help. Trump is officially president. During the inauguration parade, you could see some of protesters along the route with their signs. Trump's Secretary of Education will owe them some thanks for their convincing demonstration of ignorance and illiteracy due to our education system. No better evidence is needed for demanding sweeping changes. Trump's speech was a no frills tell-it-like-it-is promise that this isn't the Obama Administration any more. The best media comment I heard went something like this:...
  • Obama's Legacy: 5 Failures The Media Won't Tell You About

    01/22/2017 5:54:00 AM PST · by RPMack · 10 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 1/20/2017 | Matt Margolis
    Even though Obama’s presidency comes to an end Friday, The Great Revision has long been underway. Obama and the mainstream media have been spreading falsehoods and fantasies about his record. Last year, I co-wrote and published a comprehensive takedown of Obama’s presidency so that America wouldn’t be so easily fooled. Here are five failures that stand in stark contrast to the fictions Obama has been spreading about his legacy:1. Job growth was actually badObama fancies himself a great president for the economy, citing “record job growth” and a low unemployment rate as proof. What he won’t tell you is that...
  • David Frum: Trump is worst person to take office of President

    01/20/2017 6:29:04 AM PST · by AC Beach Patrol · 87 replies
    Twitter ^ | 1/20/2017 | David Frum
    "The worst human being ever to enter the presidency, and I include all the slaveholders."
  • As Zero Hour Approaches (The Trump Diaries)

    01/19/2017 7:05:10 PM PST · by The_Harlequin · 3 replies
    Thought Crimes ^ | 01/19/17 | Chris Shugart
    President Trump. Words that some still can’t say. Others can’t even think it. Dozens of Democrats in Congress will not be attending. They prefer to pretend that it’s not happening. As Trump is being sworn in, protesters will be hitting the streets declaring that Trump is not their president. 2017 looks like it’s going to be a deranged parade of cognitive dissonance the world has never seen. Reality can be a bitch. Even if you don’t believe in it, it doesn’t go away.
  • Will John Kerry pardon Hillary Clinton on January 20th? He can.

    01/17/2017 9:36:46 PM PST · by Pilsner · 84 replies
    January 17, 2017 | Pilsner
    How could John Kerry pardon Hillary Clinton? After all, it is the President of the United States, not the Secretary of State, who is empowered by the Constitution “to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offenses against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.” Art. II, Section 2, United States Constitution. Secretary of State John Kerry will not be President of the United States on Friday, so how could he pardon Hillary Clinton? The incumbent President’s term expires, and Donald Trump’s Presidency begins, at noon, on January 20th. XXth Amendment, Section 1, United States Constitution. But Donald Trump will not...
  • Donald Trump: ‘I don’t want the celebrities — I want the people’

    01/18/2017 5:54:37 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Jan 18, 2017 | David Sherfinski
    Donald Trump: ‘I don’t want the celebrities — I want the people’ By David Sherfinski - The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 18, 2017 President-elect Donald Trump says he wants “the people” — not the celebrities — at this week’s inaugural events and that there will be crowds “rarely seen before.” “Many of the celebrities that are saying they’re not going — they were never invited,” Mr. Trump said in an interview that aired Wednesday on “Fox & Friends.” “I don’t want the celebrities — I want the people.” “And we have the biggest celebrities in the world there —...
  • Vanity: There's no such thing as an "illegal" person

    01/17/2017 12:01:53 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 44 replies
    Yesterday: There's no such thing as an "illegal" person! Today: Trump is an "illegitimate" president! Ain't Irony ironic.
  • Report: Facebook Insiders Hint at Mark Zuckerberg Presidential Run

    01/17/2017 6:13:13 AM PST · by C19fan · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 16, 2017 | Lucas Nolan
    An insider at the social media company Facebook revealed how founder Mark Zuckerberg “quotes Greek legend” to staff and, “wants to be emperor” as rumours of a presidential run circulate. Vanity Fair reports that multiple people close to Zuckerberg believe that he is setting his sights on politics in the near future and that he has plans beyond social media giant Facebook. The phrase “he wants to be emperor” is reportedly commonly used by Zuckerberg’s friends when describing the 32-year old.
  • America Prayer Vigil {1-15-17} - Prayer

    01/15/2017 1:16:51 AM PST · by Faith · 33 replies
    January 15, 2017 | Faith
    Please join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for our President and Vice-President-Elect and for America: Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. I John 5:14 Religion forum threads labeled “Prayer” are closed to debate of any kind.
  • Barack Obama Says He and Donald Trump Are ‘Sort of Opposites’

    01/08/2017 2:23:24 PM PST · by Innovative · 75 replies
    People ^ | Jan. 8, 2017 | Stephanie Petit
    President Barack Obama says he and his successor Donald Trump differ in many ways, but they share some qualities important to taking office. In an interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos that aired Sunday, the current commander-in-chief called the president-elect “very engaging and gregarious” but said the two “are sort of opposites in some ways.” However, Obama admits that they share one necessary quality: confidence.
  • National popular vote for president the goal of new California proposals

    12/31/2016 5:02:00 PM PST · by RC one · 42 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | December 30, 2016 8:00 AM
    California would step up efforts to bring about a system of electing U.S. presidents by popular vote instead of the electoral college under new legislation... The proposals follow Dec. 19 electoral college meetings that certified the Nov. 8 victory of Republican Donald Trump... It is the second time in 16 years that the candidate who won the popular vote nevertheless lost the presidency – Republican George W. Bush defeated Democrat Al Gore in 2000 despite losing the popular vote by about 540,000 votes. State Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, gives a thumbs up to a colleague in 2014. Hill is...
  • Trump portrait joins C-SPAN presidents collection

    12/29/2016 3:44:07 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | 28 Dec 16 | By Rebecca Savransky
    A new oil portrait of President-elect Donald Trump was unveiled Wednesday and will join the C-SPAN presidents collection. The picture is the first portrait created of Trump since he was elected. It will be added to the 44 other presidential portraits as part of C-SPAN's "American Presidents: Life Portraits" exhibit. The exhibit has been touring the country since 1999. The portrait was produced by Chas Fagan, a North Carolina painter and sculptor. Fagan said one of the more challenging parts of creating the portrait of the president-elect was his eyes. "In most photos, his eyes are in shadow and difficult...
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil - December 27, 2016 [Prayer]

    12/26/2016 8:59:22 PM PST · by 4Godsoloved..Hegave · 28 replies
    Free Republic ^ | December 27, 2016 | self
    Join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for PRESIDENT-ELECT DONALD TRUMP/VICE PRESIDENT-ELECT MIKE PENCE and AMERICA: Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 1 JOHN 5:14 Religion Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind.
  • The nightmare of Aleppo is President Obama's doing

    12/23/2016 5:44:54 AM PST · by luke1825 · 31 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 12-23 | peter lucas
    It was moving to watch Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, passionately excoriate Russia, Syria and Iran over the atrocities in Aleppo. But it will take more than words to turn the situation around in Syria. It is too late. Thanks to President Barack Obama, that ship sailed long ago.
  • Metro’s special inauguration SmarTrip cards won’t feature Trump [Bigots!]

    12/22/2016 5:55:22 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies ^ | 12/22/16 | Jack Moore
    The cards, which sell for $10 and provide unlimited Metro access the day of the inauguration, feature an image of the White House against a red-white-and-blue flag backdrop. Notably absent? Any reference to the soon-to-be 45th president of the United States: Donald Trump.... Metro said it requested permission to use a photo of Trump but didn’t receive a reply from his campaign. “Due to the long lead time to produce the cards, the new pass commemorates the national celebration of the 58th Presidential Inauguration,” the agency stated.
  • Electoral College Vote Seals Trump White House Victory

    12/19/2016 4:20:41 PM PST · by Repeal 16-17 · 68 replies
    NBC News ^ | December 19, 2016 | Andrew Rafferty
    The Electoral College formalized Donald Trump's election victory on Monday despite protests around the country to encourage GOP electors to abandon the Republican. The president-elect easily racked up the 270 electoral votes needed to send him to the White House. Interest in the normally mundane voting process spiked this year as opposition to Trump continues to fester, fueled by Clinton's success in capturing over 2.6 million more votes than her Republican opponent.
  • Trump is official. It is done (NOW IT'S OFFICIAL - ONLY TWO FAITHLESS ELECTORS).

    12/19/2016 1:34:28 PM PST · by WMarshal · 202 replies
    self | December 19, 2016 | self
    16 Michigan Republicans elecotors gave their votes to Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States. It is now official.
  • MUST SEE: Marine Salutes Trump, Pence, and General Mattis Before Dying (VIDEO)

    12/18/2016 7:49:27 PM PST · by longtermmemmory · 44 replies
    DCWhispers ^ | 12-18-2016
    What a remarkably moving thing to see an old Marine declaring his gratitude for the privilege of having fought one last battle on behalf of a man he feels might yet be among this country’s greatest presidents in a video that is now understandably going viral. It does not get much more American than this – and thank you for your service, Dr. Larry Lindsey. “…It is you people the good people of America for whom I cry, my loved ones and my friends, and the sacrifices they continue to make in this fight for our country. Dying is the...

    12/18/2016 12:51:34 AM PST · by Faith · 42 replies
    December 18, 2016 | Self
    Join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for our President and Vice-President-Elect and for America: Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. I John 5:14 Religion forum threads labeled “Prayer” are closed to debate of any kind.
  • It's Official: Clinton's Popular Vote Win Came Entirely From California

    12/17/2016 9:17:12 PM PST · by Repeal 16-17 · 72 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 16, 2016 | John Merline
    Democrats who are having trouble getting out of the first stage of grief — denial — aren't being helped by the fact that, now that all the votes are counted, Hillary Clinton's lead in the popular vote has topped 2.8 million, giving her a 48% share of the vote compared with Trumps 46%. To those unschooled in how the United States selects presidents, this seems totally unfair. But look more closely at the numbers and you see that Clinton's advantage all but disappears. As we noted in this space earlier, while Clinton's overall margin looks large and impressive, it is due...
  • DONALD CONKEY: Electoral College versus popular vote

    12/15/2016 7:45:45 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    The Cherokee Tribune and Ledger-News ^ | December 14, 2016 | Donald Conkey
    Because Hillary Clinton won the popular vote but lost the Electoral College, there are now voices clamoring for America to abandon the Electoral College and become a pure democracy with the winner of the presidential election by popular vote. Not a good idea. In fact it is a very bad idea. Americans should remember that the United States is not a democracy — it is a federated form of government where the role of the federal government is limited to delegated powers by the Founders. This action was then solidified by the 10th Amendment that declares “The powers not delegated...
  • Trump as the Mythological Reagan(Barf alert)

    12/12/2016 6:58:58 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 6 replies
    Harry's place ^ | December 12th 2016 | Roland Dodds
    Looking for Mythological ReaganRonald Reagan’s legacy looms large over American conservatives. Everyone wants to be the new Ronald Reagan and Republican candidates can’t stop declaring his name with bated breath. Regrettably for conservatives, the visage of Reagan they broadcast has little to do with the actual president but epitomizes a caricature forged in Republican media circles and punditry for the last 20 years. This Mythological Reagan is evoked as the tough, principled, provocative conservative who spoke truth in an uncompromising fashion. A man hated by liberals and leftists while he celebrated America’s greatness at home and abroad; a leader who...
  • So, have you heard the one about the old man and the U.S. Marine standing guard at the White House?

    12/11/2016 11:15:20 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 15 replies
    On a sunny day at the end of January 2017, an old man approaches the White House from Across Pennsylvania Avenie where he'd been sitting on a park bench. He walked up to the U.S. Marine standing guard and said, "I would like to go in and meet with President Hillary Clinton." The Marine replied, "Sir, Mrs. Clinton is not President and doesn't reside here." The old man said, "Okay," and quietly walked away. The following day, the same man approached the White House and said to the same Marine, "I would like to go in and meet with President...
  • Just who the hell is this person? This so-called “President” whom they call “Obama?”

    12/11/2016 9:23:36 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/11/16 | Jeffrey A. Friedberg
    Hey, Barry--don't let that doorknob hit you in the butt on your way out I don’t know? Do you think you know? Did you know that both times he was elected, he was sworn in twice? Both times. Why? Both times, why?
  • Does the POTUS have access to all classified information(vanity)

    12/09/2016 11:49:08 PM PST · by eastforker · 80 replies
    eastforker ^ | 12/10/2016 | me
    Does the President have access to all classified info ? Does anyone here even know?? Just wondering if anyone has access to all classified information.
  • Bernie Sanders is the "Shadow President"

    12/08/2016 10:39:54 AM PST · by tekrat · 19 replies
    From this article on As Donald Trump travels the country on his "Thank You" tour, appearing at large rallies, Sanders is on what seems like a shadow tour. It's interesting to consider that Sanders, proven a big draw like Trump, could occupy a sort of "Shadow President" role after a divided election that saw the Democratic candidate win the popular vote over the President-elect. From what I can tell Bernie is turning into a more couth version of Cindy Sheehan. He's going follow Trump where ever he goes to get his message out. Bernies plan is to follow Trump's initiatives...
  • Petition to remove Donald Trump as President is the most popular in history

    12/03/2016 10:48:15 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 75 replies
    TNN, The Times of India ^ | Saturday, December 3, 2016 | Devika Bhattacharya
    New Delhi: A petition urging the Electoral College to reject Donald Trump as the next President of the United States has become the most popular in the history of, a site that mobilizes support for petitions through e-signatures. Over 4.6 million people have signed the petition titled "Make Hillary Clinton President", which calls on the Electoral College to elect the Democratic presidential candidate over Trump when it officially votes on December 19. The petition argues that since Clinton won the popular vote in the November 8 election by a margin of 2 million ballots, she should be the President....
  • Trump invites Philippine president who called Obama a 'son of a b****' to visit the White House

    12/03/2016 5:43:06 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 38 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/02/16 | Francesca Chambers
    President-elect Donald Trump extended an offer to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to visit the White House next year, an aide to the foreign leader says. Christopher Go, a special adviser to Duterte, says the president-elect and the Philippine leader had a 'very engaging, animated' talk today that lasted more than seven minutes. Duterte lost out on a bilateral meeting with President Barack Obama this fall after calling him a 'son of a b****'. The Philippine president has professed a kinship with Trump, whose cursing on the campaign trail raised eyebrows more than once. Duterte also ran on an anti-establishment and...
  • President François Hollande of France Won’t Seek Re-Election

    12/01/2016 12:00:41 PM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 44 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 1, 2016 | Aurelien Breeden
    PARIS — President François Hollande stunned France on Thursday when he announced that he would not run for a second term in next year’s presidential election. In a televised address from the Élysée Palace, Mr. Hollande said that he was “aware of the risks” of a candidacy that would not “rally” enough people to it. “I have thus decided not to be a candidate in the presidential elections,” Mr. Hollande said. Mr. Hollande, a Socialist, ended weeks of speculation about his intentions to participate in a re-election bid that few observers thought he could win. He has had some of...
  • 11 Ways Obama Absolutely Destroyed the Democratic Party

    11/25/2016 9:38:36 PM PST · by 198ml · 13 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 11/25/16 | Jen Kuznicki
    Analysts argue that Trump won because Hillary didn’t win like Obama did, or something like that. Obama argues that he was a better campaigner than Hillary was. But across the nation, it was clear that many former Democratic voters backed Trump in key areas. Hillary Clinton has been controversial since college, and nominating her certainly did the Democrats no good. Looking back, you can see that she didn’t promote outlandish things while on the stump. She sounded like an old-time Democrat, a God-fearing white pantsuit-wearing smiler of smilers. It’s just, well, America wasn’t fooled.
  • A Better Way to Pick the Next President: The National Popular Vote Compact

    11/25/2016 4:02:16 PM PST · by C19fan · 89 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | November 25, 2016 | Karen Hobert Flynn
    From the White House to the courthouse, every elected official in America—Democrat, Republican, or independent—has something in common: He or she got more votes than the people they ran against. That adherence to majority rule changes on Jan.20, as it has four other times in our history. While ballots are still being counted, the final tally is likely to find President-elect Donald Trump trailing Hillary Clinton by around 2 million votes; he will be the second of our last three presidents to be elected with less than a majority, indeed less than a plurality, of the popular vote.
  • Trump's potential for conflict of interest is 'almost infinite'

    11/25/2016 2:28:22 PM PST · by poinq · 95 replies
    CNBC ^ | 11/25/2016 | Jake Novak - CNBC
    But the biggest Trump fans and "Never Trumpers" alike should be concerned about something we haven't yet quite experienced on such a serious scale in American politics, and that is having a President of the United States who's also the owner of dozens of iconic and eponymous businesses. Oh, and so far that incoming president says he intends to continue owning and running them. It's not just that Mr. Trump is a businessperson, it's the fact that he has so many varied and well-known business interests that the potential for conflict of interest is almost infinite. This is a far...