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#1511712 --- 01/01/18 02:45 AM Re: Draining the swamp [Re: kyle585]
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http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/21/opinions/best-of-2017-opinions/index.html

Dean Obeidallah: Donald Trump's most bone-chilling tweet

Here is Trump's truly jaw-dropping tweet from Saturday morning: "The opinion of this so-called judge, which essentially takes law-enforcement away from our country, is ridiculous and will be overturned!"
Why is this so concerning? It's OK to argue about whether the judge should or shouldn't have issued this order. But Trump is apparently attempting to delegitimize our federal judiciary by calling Judge James Robart, a George W. Bush-appointed judge, a "so-called" judge while arguing that his decision is "ridiculous."

Let's be blunt, because the stakes demand it: An independent federal judiciary is our last, best hope at preventing Trump from violating the US Constitution and illegally grabbing power. And Trump has to understand that, hence his attempt to undermine it.

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#1511785 --- 01/02/18 05:19 AM Re: Draining the swamp [Re: kyle585]
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http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/01/opinions/n...nion/index.html

After almost a full year of Donald Trump's presidency, and with a new year freshly started, I think it's safe to say that we're all exhausted.
I remember thinking after the first few months of 2017 went by, "He can't possibly keep this pace up -- governing by tweet -- it's unsustainable."
Clearly, I was wrong.
Kurt Bardella


Just three days before 2018 began, in an impromptu interview with The New York Times, President Donald Trump declared that one of the reasons "I'm going to win another four years is because newspapers, television, all forms of media will tank if I'm not there because without me, their ratings are going down the tubes. Without me, The New York Times will indeed be not the failing New York Times, but the failed New York Times. So they basically have to let me win."

After reading this, I realized that Trump won't relent in 2018 and, to the contrary, will ratchet things up.
Trump's words to the Times indicate that the press will abet him out of self-interest. But in a broader sense, he's banking on the idea that the rest of us -- media, commentators and citizens alike -- can't or won't keep pace with his blusterous attacks and that by the default of complacency, he'll win.
That's why the most meaningful New Year's resolution we can make is to get serious about really participating in the political conversations happening in this country.

For freedom of the press in America, 2018 could be one of the most consequential years in our nation's history. Grappling with history and our place in it can seem opaque and out of our reach, but we have to do it anyway, because the President of the United States spent the entirety of his first year in office leading an unrelenting assault on the First Amendment.
He is expecting the free press to "let him win" his next presidential election -- which raises the question: What if they don't?

26 voices on why the free press matters

The free press is the first line of defense of our republic. It is the media that can demand truth from power and hold those who wield that massive power accountable to the people. The press represents the American people's check-and-balance on government.
But the media cannot operate in a vacuum -- which is where our New Year's resolution to participate comes in. Now more than ever, the media needs an engaged, informed and vocal public.
Silence is as dangerous as ignorance and complacency.
It is the silence of the Republican Party's leadership that allowed the extremists now in charge to hijack it and pave the way for the GOP to openly embrace socially destructive themes of sexism, racism, discrimination, homophobia, xenophobia and even an alleged sexual predator.
The Republican Party's collective cowardice signaled weakness in its leadership and created the opening for Trump, Steve Bannon and their ilk to exploit their silence to seize control of the party and imprint their will and radical agenda on it.
Their brand of hate feeds off the fear and ignorance that thrives when the people are silent or disengaged from participating in politics.
2017 was a preamble, the beginning, the first act of Donald Trump's war against truth and fact.

Can we turn 2017's anger into 2018's humanity?

Five questions for year two of Trump presidency
And 2018 is likely to be a transformational year in our political and civil discourse.
That is why it is, urgently, our job to remain diligent about the facts and to speak up to defend them.
It is our job to participate in the political process, not just on election day, but every day -- because you can rest assured, the enemies of the First Amendment aren't taking any days off in their crusade to remake the fabric of our country.
It is our job to broaden the conversation and expand the circle of those who are a part of it.
Ask yourself: What can I do to learn more, share more, speak out more and include more in 2018?
Twenty or 30 years from now, your children or grandchildren are probably going to ask you what it was like to live in 2018. They'll look back on this time with the same moral clarity that we now can look back on the Vietnam era or World War II. Younger generations of Americans may well ask you what you did to fight back against the people who are trying to take our country backward.

Your voice can matter. When you watch the news -- and discuss it with those around you -- it matters. When you "like" or "share" something on social media -- it matters. Your voice amplifies that of the reporters, commentators and politicians. Without you, they are nothing.



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#1511877 --- 01/03/18 06:51 PM Re: Draining the swamp [Re: kyle585]
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The sad side of this story is that most of Trumps uneducated base will never hear about this. They will still think there was voter fraud.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/tru...kushpmg00000009

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he was ending a panel convened in May to investigate voter fraud.

The White House’s announcement came as a surprise. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R), the panel’s vice chair, said last week that it would meet in January.

The sudden dissolution of the panel is a victory for voting rights advocates, who relentlessly attacked the panel and the officials on it who had a history of exaggerating voter fraud.

“President Trump created his sham voting commission to substantiate a lie he told about voter fraud in the 2016 election. When he couldn’t come up with any fake evidence, and under relentless pressure, he had no choice but to disband his un-American commission. President Trump won’t stop lying about voter fraud, or end his assault on voting rights, but today is a good day for democracy. Good riddance,” said Jason Kander in a statement.

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#1511882 --- 01/04/18 12:47 AM Re: Draining the swamp [Re: kyle585]
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https://www.yahoo.com/news/ivanka-trump-apos-dumb-brick-212700928.html

Ivanka Trump is 'as dumb as a brick' according to Steve Bannon, new book claims
The Independent Clark Mindock,The Independent 9 hours ago

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#1511883 --- 01/04/18 12:50 AM Re: Draining the swamp [Re: kyle585]
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Trump only has two friends he has not yet forsaken. Flynn and Putin.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/donald-trump-burned-steve-bannon-195606808.html

Over the years, Trump has repeatedly said nice things about Bannon, calling him a friend, defending him against accusations of racism and saying he would be “tough and smart” at Breitbart. But he’s also repeatedly downplayed his role in the campaign — saying “you have to remember he was not involved in my campaign until very late” — and in the White House — saying “I am my own strategist” and calling him just “a guy who works for me.”

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders also criticized the book in a statement.

“This book is filled with false and misleading accounts from individuals who have no access or influence with the White House,” she said.

Trump has had a relationship with Bannon since 2015, when he was interviewed for a Breitbart radio show. The New York magazine excerpt claims that the relationship first started to sour after Bannon was featured on the cover of TIME magazine in February of 2017. Bannon left the White House in August to return to Breitbart.

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#1511885 --- 01/04/18 04:08 AM Re: Draining the swamp [Re: kyle585]
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A man runs for senator as a Republican in Alabama, the reddest of red states. A state that Trump won by a huge margin. This candidate ends up being supported strongly by Trump and Bannon who both campaigned for him. This guy loses to a Democrat! This hasn't happened in Alabama in decades! Now Trump and Bannon are at each others throats. Is the Republican party going to fall apart completely? Split in two? I have doubted it until now. A major political party hasn't broke apart in over 100 years but I think it is possible now at the rate they are going.

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#1511890 --- 01/04/18 06:45 AM Re: Draining the swamp [Re: kyle585]
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https://www.politico.com/story/2018/01/03/trump-25th-amendment-mental-health-322625

Lawmakers concerned about President Donald Trump’s mental state summoned Yale University psychiatry professor Dr. Bandy X. Lee to Capitol Hill last month for two days of briefings about his recent behavior.

In private meetings with more than a dozen members of Congress held on Dec. 5 and 6, Lee briefed lawmakers — all Democrats except for one Republican senator, whom Lee declined to identify. Her professional warning to Capitol Hill: “He’s going to unravel, and we are seeing the signs.”

Richard Painter, who served as chief White House ethics lawyer under President George W. Bush, tweeted on Tuesday of the president’s comments about North Korea, “This Tweet alone is grounds for removal from office under the 25th Amendment. This man should not have nukes.”


But Lee’s campaign on Capitol Hill is far from over. Later this month, she has been invited to speak in front of another group of lawmakers, hosted by Connecticut Democratic Rep. Rosa DeLauro at her home. And she has been invited to speak at a town hall by Maryland Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin, who has proposed a bill to set up a commission to evaluate the president’s fitness for office.

Raskin’s bill would create a body in Congress to evaluate the president’s fitness. “The judgment [about the president’s mental state] is not mine to make,” the freshman congressman said in an interview. “The judgment constitutionally is to be made by the vice president and the Cabinet, or the vice president and a new body. We have an institutional responsibility to set that body up.”

Over the past few months, Raskin said he has seen “a rising chorus of questions about this.” A bill that was at first viewed as a lark, with few co-sponsors, now has 56 co-sponsors. “Lawmakers, the media and lots of people in the public have been calling me about my bill,” he said. “The tweet yesterday set off alarm bells across the country. I’m trying to reassure people that our Constitution has a provision to deal with this.”

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#1511904 --- 01/04/18 12:55 PM Re: Draining the swamp [Re: kyle585]
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In case you missed it

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Trump reportedly loves to eat from McDonald's because he's afraid of being poisoned

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#1511925 --- 01/04/18 06:18 PM Re: Draining the swamp [Re: kyle585]
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https://www.yahoo.com/gma/trump-bannon-f...topstories.html

President Donald Trump’s ongoing feud with former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon took center stage on the late-night TV circuit Wednesday and one host even warned his audience to brace themselves because “the rats are finally eating their young.”

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#1511937 --- 01/05/18 01:56 AM Re: Draining the swamp [Re: kyle585]
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President Donald Trump’s attempt to shut down a controversial book about his presidential campaign appeared to have backfired Thursday when the publisher announced the book will be released days early.

Michael Wolff tweeted Thursday that his book, Fire and Fury, will be released on Friday, Jan. 5, in response to legal actions by Trump’s lawyer. It was originally scheduled for release on Jan. 9.

The explosive book includes former White House strategist Steve Bannon revealing new details of a campaign meeting with Russian operatives, as first reported by The Guardian.

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#1511941 --- 01/05/18 07:05 AM Re: Draining the swamp [Re: kyle585]
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http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/05/politics/trump-book-image/index.html

Trump's lawyers fired off cease and desist letters to Bannon and to Wolff's publisher. Trump friends Anthony Scaramucci and Christopher Ruddy toured cable news television studios to defend the President.
The publisher, for its part, responded by moving up the release date to Friday.

But any day when the White House has to rebut questions about the President's mental stability is hardly a good one. And the Trump team's attempt to discredit Wolff faces another complication: the fact that his book broadly tends to corroborate many themes that have arisen in existing news reports about Trump's personality.

In October, for instance, Republican Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee raised questions about Trump's temperament by describing his White House as an "adult day care center." Last April, Axios quoted senior administration officials as saying there was a need to keep "smart, sane people around Trump to fight his worst impulses."

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#1511944 --- 01/05/18 11:46 AM Re: Draining the swamp [Re: kyle585]
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https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/first-r...t-trump-n834956

A new year brings an increasingly isolated President Trump

by Chuck Todd, Mark Murray and Carrie Dann

Add up all of this week’s White House news and activities (or lack thereof), and you see an increasingly isolated President Trump. Maybe that explains the president’s tweetstorm from Tuesday…

And meet the second-loneliest man in Washington right now: Jeff Sessions

Highlights from the latest bombshell report on the Russia investigation

Trump sounds off on Wolff book, and Wolff fires back on 'Today'

Last night, President Trump tweeted this reaction to Michael Wolff's new book, "Fire and Fury":

“I authorized Zero access to White House (actually turned him down many times) for author of phony book! I never spoke to him for book. Full of lies, misrepresentations and sources that don’t exist. Look at this guy’s past and watch what happens to him and Sloppy Steve!” — referring to Steve Bannon.

On "Today" this morning, Wolff replied, “I absolutely spoke to the president. Whether he realized it was an interview or not, I don’t know, but it certainly was not off the record.”

Trump’s lawyers tried to stop the publication of Michael Wolff’s book. It didn’t work.

Wolff told “Today” that Trump is “a man who has less credibility than, perhaps, anyone who has ever walked on earth.”

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#1511999 --- 01/06/18 07:14 AM Re: Draining the swamp [Re: kyle585]
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced this week &#8213; days after President Donald Trump bragged about the size and effectiveness of his “Nuclear Button” (which doesn’t exist) &#8213; that the agency will hold a public session on how to prepare for a nuclear explosion.

The CDC said its briefing, which is scheduled for the afternoon of Jan. 16, will address “planning and preparation efforts” for such a strike.

“While a nuclear detonation is unlikely, it would have devastating results and there would be limited time to take critical protection steps,” the CDC explained in its description of the event. “Despite the fear surrounding such an event, planning and preparation can lessen deaths and illness.”

The agency said most people “don’t realize that sheltering in place for at least 24 hours is crucial to saving lives and reducing exposure to radiation.”

Good to know.

Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un have been engaged in an escalating battle of threats and taunts over their respective nuclear arsenals. A defiant Pyongyang has made major advances to its nuclear program over the past year, and has directly threatened Americans. Trump has responded by saying the U.S. would “totally destroy” the hermit kingdom, a nation of 25 million people, if provoked.

In the event of an actual nuclear war, “there would be survivors for days trying to make their way out of the rubble and back home, dying of radiation poisoning,” Jeffrey Lewis, a nuclear policy expert at Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, previously told HuffPost.

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#1512015 --- 01/06/18 10:09 AM Re: Draining the swamp [Re: kyle585]
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Calling himself a #stablegenius is actually genius. @realDonaldTrump can plead insanity when Mueller comes for him.

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#1512025 --- 01/06/18 01:26 PM Re: Draining the swamp [Re: kyle585]
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/

As ‘Fire and Fury’ is published, Europe openly debates: ‘Is Trump still sane?’

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#1512102 --- 01/07/18 05:24 AM Re: Draining the swamp [Re: kyle585]
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Trump is so much better suited to be a dictator than a president of a democracy. He says whatever comes into his head and posts it on Twitter.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/donald-trump-suggests-wants-us-172200667.html

President Donald Trump has hit out at “very weak” libel laws in the US as he branded an explosive new book detailing the inner workings of the White House as “fiction”.

Suggesting he would like to see tougher laws on speech, Mr Trump said that if libel laws “were strong... you wouldn’t have things like that happen where you can say whatever comes into your head” – referring to Michael Wolff’s book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.

In one of his morning tweets, the President said critics were “taking out the old Ronald Reagan playbook and screaming mental stability and intelligence.” Mr Trump added that going from successful businessman to reality TV star to President on his first try “would qualify as not smart, but genius .... and a very stable genius at that!”

Former President Reagan died in 2004, at age 93, from pneumonia complicated by the Alzheimer’s disease that had progressively clouded his mind. At times during his time in the White House Mr Reagan would appear to lose his train of thought, but his diagnosis came years after he left the Oval Office.

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly told reporters at Camp David that Mr Trump did not seem angry about the book and on Friday night had watched a new film, The Greatest Showman about legendary circus promoter P T Barnum, with Republicans and his cabinet.

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#1512130 --- 01/07/18 03:39 PM Re: Draining the swamp [Re: kyle585]
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Can you believe how many times these guys change their stories! And Trump said he would only hire the best! LOL Steve Miller reminds me of Kellyanne Conway. Non stop dribble.

http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/07/politics/stephen-miller-donald-trump-cnntv/index.html

A top White House aide called Steve Bannon's comments in a new book on President Donald Trump "grotesque" Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union" before anchor Jake Tapper cut him off for not answering questions.

"It's tragic and unfortunate that Steve would make these grotesque comments so out of touch with reality and obviously so vindictive," White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller said, referring to Trump's former chief strategist.

During the contentious interview, Miller offered largely combative responses and focused on presenting Trump as a "political genius," repeatedly refusing to answer questions until Tapper decided to cut him off and move to the next segment.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/cnn-cuts-off-trump-adviser-173900606.html

CNN’s Jake Tapper cut off a Trump administration official during an interview and accused him of “wasting my viewer’s time" as the adviser tried to defend Donald Trump from claims contained in an explosive new book.

Top White House policy adviser Stephen Miller appeared on CNN’s State of the Union to field questions about Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, a controversial new account of the Trump presidency by journalist Michael Wolff.

Mr Miller, however, avoided questions about a certain, controversial Trump campaign meeting – one that former White House strategist Steve Bannon told Mr Wolff was “unpatriotic” and “treasonous”. Mr Miller called the comments “grotesque,” and claimed Mr Bannon could not be a credible source on the meeting because he “wasn’t even there when it went down”.

"It reads like an angry, vindictive person spouting off to a highly discreditable author," Mr Miller said of the book. "The author is a garbage author of a garbage book."

http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/07/politics/donald-trump-steve-bannon/index.html

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon said Sunday he regretted not responding sooner to comments attributed to him that were critical of Donald Trump Jr. in an explosive new book on the White House.

"Donald Trump, Jr. is both a patriot and a good man," read Bannon's statement, which CNN obtained Sunday from a source close to Bannon. "He has been relentless in his advocacy for his father and the agenda that has helped turn our country around."

The statement later adds: "I regret that my delay in responding to the inaccurate reporting regarding Don Jr has diverted attention from the president's historical accomplishments in the first year of (Trump's) presidency."

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/01/...-off-rails.html

President Trump took a new shot at “Fake News CNN” on Sunday after anchor Jake Tapper suddenly ended an ultra-tense interview with White House policy adviser and Trump loyalist Stephen Miller.

“Jake Tapper of Fake News CNN just got destroyed in his interview with Stephen Miller of the Trump Administration. Watch the hatred and unfairness of this CNN flunky!” Trump tweeted.

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#1512158 --- 01/08/18 01:56 AM Re: Draining the swamp [Re: kyle585]
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One thing I perversely enjoy about Trump is the maniacal way he takes a sledgehammer to every single last putatively conservative virtue: fidelity, honestly, loyalty, honor, industry and on and on and on.
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#1512159 --- 01/08/18 01:57 AM Re: Draining the swamp [Re: kyle585]
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This stable genius can't spell very good.

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US President Donald Trump has deleted a Tweet citing his "consensual presidency" after the typo was caught by the Twittersphere

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#1512160 --- 01/08/18 02:00 AM Re: Draining the swamp [Re: kyle585]
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This is certainly the truth. I hope the end is near.

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When they work for you, Donald, they are "brilliant" and "good guys." When they leave and speak the truth to the press and to the FBI, they are "sloppy" and "liars." There will soon be too many bodies thrown under the Trump bus for it to keep going

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