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  • Mexico's president-elect will cancel planned U.S. helicopter order

    07/16/2018 4:05:04 PM PDT · by BBell · 48 replies
    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico’s president-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he would cancel the planned purchase of eight military helicopters from the United States as part of cost-cutting measures.Lopez Obrador, who handily won this month’s presidential election on pledges to fight corruption and cut government waste, said there had been plans to pay 26 billion pesos ($1.36 billion) for the helicopters to be used by Mexico’s navy. “This purchase is going to be canceled because we can not make this expenditure,” Lopez Obrador told reporters on Wednesday after meeting with incoming legislators from his MORENA party. Lopez Obrador is...
  • Ranked: The top 15 possible Democratic presidential candidates for 2020

    07/15/2018 7:01:13 AM PDT · by Libloather · 73 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 7/15/18 | Aaron Blake
    We're now just four months, practically speaking, from the effective launch of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary season. As soon as the 2018 midterm election is in the books — win or lose — you'll probably see a handful of the dozens of prospective candidates making moves or even launching campaigns to challenge President Donald Trump. Each quarter, the Washington Post handicaps potential candidates. Here is its latest ranking of possible contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020: Worth watching: Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, former U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro, California Gov. Jerry Brown, Colorado Gov....
  • President Trump reportedly wants a ‘more American’-looking Air Force One

    07/13/2018 6:21:13 PM PDT · by Libloather · 89 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/13/18 | Janine Puhak
    President Trump is reportedly hoping to make the high skies great again with a new and improved patriotic paint job for Air Force One that “looks more American,” in addition to requesting bigger, more comfortable beds on board. **SNIP** The president reportedly wants the jets to be outfitted in a color scheme that "looks more American" and replace the iconic robin’s egg blue declared a "Jackie Kennedy color.” Technically termed "luminous ultramarine", the plane’s current design was selected by President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jackie Kennedy in the 1960s, Axios reports. Trump’s preferred color scheme would incorporate red,...
  • Could Democrats nominate Maxine Waters for president? (Answer: Yes)

    07/13/2018 7:24:03 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 53 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | July 11, 2018 | John Phillips
    California Congresswoman Maxine Waters could become the Democratic nominee for president in 2020. Let me repeat that, so it can sink in: Maxine Waters could be the Democratic nominee for president in 2020. Ok, let me blow into a breathalyzer, take a drug test and get psychologically evaluated before I say it a third time: Maxine Waters could be the Democratic nominee for president in 2020. How is it possible that a radical congresswoman, who was just called “un-American” by the leadership of her own party for encouraging viral confrontations with Trump administration officials, could win the presidential nomination of...
  • "Drudge Poll", Should Hillary run for President one more time?

    07/09/2018 11:39:39 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 118 replies
    Poll On Drudge now...Vote yes or no. Should Hillary Clinton run for POTUS one more time"
  • Was just thinking the other day.....

    07/02/2018 2:36:03 PM PDT · by nesnah · 22 replies
    none | today | me
    It hit me the other day. The first Presidential election I was eligible to vote in was 1980. Since January 20, 1989, I have been wishing for a Ronald Reagan on steroids. I got my wish in November of 2016. The kicker: THE BEST PRESIDENTS of my lifetime have had the first names of Ronald and Donald. Just a fun observation.....carry on.
  • Ocasio-Cortez wants to be president, mom says

    06/28/2018 10:29:57 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 73 replies
    nypost ^ | 06/27/2018 | Georgett Roberts and Joe Tacopino
    Insurgent Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants to take her budding political career all the way to The White House, her mother told The Post on Wednesday. “Her aspiration is to be the president,” Blanca Ocasio-Cortez, 55, said at the candidate’s childhood home in the Bronx. “She has been thinking about politics since she was a teenager. She would read historical and political books old and new. She would engage in political discussions passionately.” Blanca, a 55-year-old secretary for a school in Florida, spent a few days campaigning with her daughter. She said Ocasio-Cortez’s upset victory over Congressman Joe Crowley was like...
  • Former guerrilla Petro fights to become Colombia's first leftist president

    06/16/2018 10:32:50 PM PDT · by BBell · 22 replies
    https://www.yahoo.com/ ^ | 6/15/18 | Helen Murphy and Luis Jaime Acosta
    BOGOTA (Reuters) - Gustavo Petro, a former insurgent turned rabble-rousing mayor, is fighting to become Colombia's first leftist president, turning his humble beginnings and revolutionary past into a rallying cry for millions of the nation's youth and poor. The 58-year-old economist is about 20 points behind right-wing candidate Ivan Duque to replace President Juan Manuel Santos, but his presence in the second round has worried many in the traditionally conservative nation, where the right has kept a vice-like grip on power. Proposals from Petro to change the nation's economic model by piling taxes on unproductive landowners and abandoning oil and...
  • Not just Trump and Kim: Presidents have been meeting with brutal dictators for decades...

    06/15/2018 1:42:45 PM PDT · by caww · 34 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 6/15/2018 | by Siraj Hashmi
    President Trump received a lot of criticism for his historic meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, who is known for his human rights abuses. The only thing new that Trump is doing is establishing friendly relations with a new country. (video)
  • Trump calls Matt Drudge 'a great gentleman' (truncated)

    06/15/2018 4:22:52 PM PDT · by 1raider1 · 28 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 15, 2018 | Pat Ralph
    President Donald Trump called conservative media personality Matt Drudge "a great gentleman" and his website Drudge Report as "great" in an interview with Fox News on Friday morning. "Drudge is great by the way," Trump said to "Fox and Friends" host Steve Doocy. "Matt Drudge is a great gentleman, he really has ability to capture stories that people want to see."
  • President Trump's Grammar

    05/28/2018 11:49:51 AM PDT · by MosesKnows · 122 replies
    May 27, 2018 | MosesKnows
    Trumps Grammar Letter I read an article about a former grammar teacher who graded a letter from President Trump. The teacher returned it with appropriate comments regarding the grammar. The grammar is the responsibility of the president since he signed it. It doesn’t matter to me if he wrote it or even read it; if he signs it, it is his. For the record this display of poor grammar diminishes my support of President Trump the tiniest amount with my trust he will improve his grammar. After digesting the article I found no mention of the message President Trump intended...
  • GOOD DEEDS IGNORED

    05/20/2018 8:08:31 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/20/18 | Unk
    Hat Tip: Kevin Collins Thought you’d like to be informed, since the media won’t let you know... The White House....short report..... it's called ‘Trump Derangement Syndrome’ - as titled by Rush Limbaugh. Nothing Trump does - to the good - will ever make it on the national news. The media have their agenda and they're going to stick with it, no matter what. On Friday, the Trump administration released their annual report to Congress on White House Office Personnel. It includes the name, status, salary and position title of all 377 White House employees. The report also said that Trump...
  • Time for Europe to Join the Resistance

    05/11/2018 1:10:21 PM PDT · by Mariner · 66 replies
    der Spiegel ^ | May 11th, 2018 | by Klaus Brinkbäumer
    Trump's renown is rooted in American hero myths. Trump says that women like Carla Bruni lust after him, something that women like Carla Bruni vehemently deny. Trump says he is exorbitantly rich, yet Trump ran himself into the ground with his casinos to the point that he was 295 million dollars in debt in 1990. He was bailed out by the banks and by his father. The greatest myth, though, has to do with Trump's alleged negotiating expertise. This too is nonsense. Trump was never proficient in the art of the deal. As a businessman, he paid far too much...
  • Iran’s president warns uranium enrichment may resume if deal fails

    05/09/2018 2:25:35 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Columbian ^ | 5/08/18 | NASSER KARIMI, AMIR VAHDAT
    TEHRAN, Iran — President Hassan Rouhani warned Tuesday that Iran could restart enriching uranium “without any limitations” within weeks, after President Donald Trump pulled America out of the nuclear deal, though he said world powers still in the accord could potentially save the pact. Rouhani’s speech, broadcast live on state television within minutes of Trump’s announcement, marked a doubling-down for the cleric who has seen his signature foreign policy achievement threatened by Trump for years. Trump’s announcement from the White House marked potentially the worst-case scenario for the relative moderate, as the country’s economy continues to reel despite the deal...
  • Chris Matthews: Trump Show ‘Wearing Surprisingly Well’

    05/02/2018 10:21:39 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 2,2018 | Tony Lee
    MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews conceded that President Donald Trump and his economic nationalism is “wearing surprisingly well” with voters and stressed that Trump will be extremely difficult for Democrats to beat in 2020. When asked about the so-called Trump Show in a Politico interview published on Tuesday, Matthews cited Trump’s stable approval and improving ratings and said it is “wearing surprisingly well” with voters because they like Trump’s anti-establishment “attitude” and “don’t mind him being wrong on the Matthews said Democrats like Sens. Kamala Harris (D-CA), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) would be good running mates but the...
  • What is the Proper Role of Federal Government?

    05/01/2018 8:13:20 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 22 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/1/18 | KrisAnne Hall
    What is the proper role of Government? We have witnessed the perspectives of those in government; we have heard the answers in presidential debates. But what was envisioned by those who DESIGNED our constitutional republic? Wouldn’t you like to KNOW what government is supposed to be doing? The interesting thing is, we don’t have to guess, we don’t have to make it up, we need only look to the framers of our Constitution. It is simplistically elegant, the way they described the role of the Senate and the House. Yet even the simplest of explanations seem to have eluded the...
  • Statement by the Press Secretary on Israel’s Announcement Related to Iranian Nuclear Weapons Develop

    04/30/2018 9:47:42 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 80 replies
    The White House ^ | April 30, 2018 | Donald J. Trump
    The United States is aware of the information just released by Israel and continues to examine it carefully. This information provides new and compelling details about Iran’s efforts to develop missile-deliverable nuclear weapons. These facts are consistent with what the United States has long known: Iran had a robust, clandestine nuclear weapons program that it has tried and failed to hide from the world and from its own people. The Iranian regime has shown it will use destructive weapons against its neighbors and others. Iran must never have nuclear weapons.
  • Tomb Of President Andrew Jackson Vandalized In Tennessee

    04/30/2018 5:04:13 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 39 replies
    AP via WHNT ^ | 04/30/18
    <p>NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP)-- Officials at Andrew Jackson's historic home in Tennessee say the seventh president's tomb has been vandalized and marred by profanities.</p> <p>Andrew Jackson Foundation President and CEO Howard Kittell said the vandalism was discovered early Friday at The Hermitage, the former president's home and museum in Nashville.</p>
  • South Korean president arrives in Panmunjom for summit with North’s leader

    04/26/2018 5:25:20 PM PDT · by BBell · 12 replies
    South Korean President Moon Jae-in has arrived in the border village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone for his historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will be accompanied by his sister and confidante, Kim Yo-jong, and the 90-year-old nominal head of the North Korean state, Kim Yong-nam, as well as foreign and defense ministers in the historic inter-Korean summit at the border village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone on Friday.Panmunjom, the world's last Cold War frontier, was designated as the venue of meeting for officials from the North and South after the...
  • President ramps up personal cell phone use

    04/23/2018 7:49:25 PM PDT · by browniexyz · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/23/2018 | Pamela Brown and Sarah Westwood
    President Donald Trump is increasingly relying on his personal cell phone to contact outside advisers, multiple sources inside and outside the White House told CNN, as Trump returns to the free-wheeling mode of operation that characterized the earliest days of his administration.