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#1534688 --- 10/10/19 08:55 PM Re: More winning... [Re: Formermac]
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Trump's trend of suggesting that his accusers be investigated has ended as of last week. His ploys and tactics are so predictable that every person that criticizes him is responded by Trump's stating that they should be investigated or impeached. Just think son, his reasoning for the Ukraine phone calls changes every few hours,now tell where truth comes into play when your story changes constantly?


He has abandon the Mexican children at the border
As of Tuesday, he has abandon the Kurd military, only to have Turkey kill innocent civilian, BUT be a loyal subject, he will hold rallys in your town and bail you out if you assault someone


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#1534792 --- 10/14/19 06:58 PM Re: More winning... [Re: cwjga]
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Minnesota Might Be Turning Into 'MAGA Country'


By Michael Dorstewitz
Friday, 11 October 2019 03:14

Deep blue Minnesota, which hasn’t voted for a Republican presidential candidate in 47 years, appears to be in play, and at least two people know it: Republican President Donald Trump and Democratic Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey.
The North Star State has been a Republican version of flyover country for presidential candidates going back decades. After all, the last one to be awarded its electoral votes was Richard Nixon in 1972.

Ronald Reagan lost but a single state in what could only be called a rout in his 1984 re-election bid. That state was Minnesota.

But something happened in 2016. Although Trump all but ignored the state, he came within fewer than 45,000 votes of taking it.

Trump only spent about $30,000 in Minnesota in 2016; he plans to spend tens of millions in the coming 13 months.

That’s also why Trump made his fourth visit to Minnesota Thursday evening, this time entering what might be called the true belly of the beast: Minneapolis, home to Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar.

"It is a full-on major effort state campaign," Trump campaign spokesmen Tim Murtaugh said. "And we will have the resources behind it to make it count."

And the city’s mayor knows Republicans could bank his state’s electoral votes, and he’s doing everything he can to make it difficult on the Trump camp, including charging it an exorbitant security fee for the rally — more than a half-million dollars.

In comparison, Minneapolis reportedly charged former President Barack Obama $20,000 for a health care-themed rally at the same venue in 2009.

Trump blasted Frey for both the inflated fee and the mayor’s decision that banned city police officers from appearing in uniform at the event — although they were on full display for Obama’s appearance.

Law enforcement found a way to fight back, however. They were lined up three rows deep behind the president wearing “Make America Great Again” caps and bright-red shirts announcing that they were “Cops for Trump.”

Frey also issued a proclamation calling Thursday “Love Trump’s Hate Day” in the city, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

The mayor then briefly stepped up the attack, as Minnesota Republican Party Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan informed Fox News host Bill Hemmer Thursday morning.

“Last night we found out that he’s now actually blocking the press from interviewing the rally-goers while they wait in line in the skyway,” which provides the entrance into the Minneapolis Target Center, the rally’s venue, she explained.

Someone must have informed Frey that keeping reporters separated from Trump supporters could be viewed as a violation of First Amendment freedom of the press — and lead to a costly lawsuit. The ban lasted less than 24 hours.

“NEWSFLASH: The city of Minneapolis ‘relaxed the policy’ at noon today and TV cameras are now allowed in the Skyway,” Carnahan tweeted Thursday afternoon. “So any tweets (@wccoradio) saying I was incorrect are wrong. This was given to me by someone that works at a TV station in our city. #KAG”

Carnahan is also keenly aware that her state is in play. She gave Hemmer a breakdown of just how close Trump came to winning Minnesota in 2016, despite having no personnel on the ground there.

“He was plus-16 points in northern Minnesota, plus-15 points in southern Minnesota, plus-30 pointes in western Minnesota in 2016,” she said, adding, “He’s not as weak in the suburbs as is being reported.”

Out of 2,968,281 votes cast in Minnesota for president in 2016, Trump lost by only 44,765 — 1.5 percent. Democrat Hillary Clinton won the state and its 10 electoral votes by a plurality of 46.1 percent. Trump captured 44.6 percent, a 1.5 point difference.

But it’s not just numbers that are putting Minnesota in play for Republicans. There’s also the excitement that the candidate and what he’s accomplished in fewer than 1,000 days. And no one knows that better than Minnesota businessman and Trump supporter Mike Lindell.

“Everybody voted for him on faith that there would be something good, finally, and boy has he provided it,” Lindell, better known as the “My Pillow” guy told The Associated Press.

It takes 270 electoral votes to win a presidential election. Trump won 304 electoral votes in 2016, taking 30 states plus Maine’s congressional district-2. If he were to add Minnesota to the win column while maintaining his 2016 victories, he would place 314 votes into his pocket, while giving his opponent only 217 — a difference of 97.

Not quite Reagan’s 1984 landslide, but something to crow about nonetheless.

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#1534793 --- 10/14/19 07:01 PM Re: More winning... [Re: cwjga]
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LOL, with the sudden appearance of Rich and you, the bookends are now complete


https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2017/08/22/minnesota-racial-inequality/
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#1534794 --- 10/14/19 07:02 PM Re: More winning... [Re: cwjga]
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So clueless

https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/14/politics/fact-check-trump-groceries-id-voter-fraud/index.html

Fact check: Trump says again that Americans need ID to buy groceries. They still don't
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#1534795 --- 10/14/19 07:07 PM Re: More winning... [Re: Ben444]
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Lets not forget one of Trump's targets for his blatant racism


https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-49513194
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#1534810 --- 10/15/19 10:36 AM Re: More winning... [Re: Formermac]
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Originally Posted By: Formermac
Lets not forget one of Trump's targets for his blatant racism


https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-49513194


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#1534812 --- 10/15/19 10:48 AM Re: More winning... [Re: cwjga]
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I Dream of Gini: Income Gap Grows Under Trump, Obama — But So What?

By Deroy Murdock
Friday, 11 October 2019 11:53 AMCurrent | Bio | Archive


President Donald J. Trump’s fiercest critics claim that the gap between the haves and have-nots is expanding on his watch.
“Is it getting hot in here, or just the elevating public consciousness around rampant wealth inequality?” Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) asked via Twitter earlier this year.

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) said: “When you’ve got a government, when you’ve got an economy that does great for those with money and isn’t doing great for everyone else, that is corruption, pure and simple.”

AOC and Warren are right, up to a point: Income inequality, indeed, has grown on President Trump’s watch.

The key metric here is called the Gini coefficient. A 0.00 score represents perfect income equality; 1.00 represents perfect income inequality.

Under President Trump, America’s Gini coefficient ticked up, according to the latest data, from 0.48 in 2017 to 0.49 in 2018.

But the Gini did not stay in its bottle under Obama. During his presidency, Gini also edged higher — from 0.47 to 0.48, in 2011. It then stalled, past his departure. So, despite his blather about income gaps, the “evil” 1 percent, and his “You didn’t build that!” gut punch to America’s entrepreneurial class, Obama did absolutely nothing to reduce income inequality.

The gold medal for income inequality goes to Washington, D.C., the pounding heart of Big Government statism. Its 2018 Gini score was 0.53. Leftist New York (0.52) — “the state with the greatest gap between rich and poor,” as Statista’s Erin Duffin described it — wins the silver. And the bronze belongs to liberal stronghold Massachusetts (0.49).

If you seek income equality, in contrast, go West! Nebraska — Forbes’ fifth-best state for business — scores the Gini bronze (0.44). Right-leaning Wyoming takes the silver (0.43). And small-government, conservative, individualistic Alaska and Utah share the income-equality gold medal (0.42).

So, for the 500th time, Leftists like New York’s AOC and Massachusetts’ Warren should clean their own sandboxes before they bark orders at everyone else.

No matter how you slice it, the Left’s quixotic quest for income equality puts zero bread on anyone’s table. What actually feeds people is larger paychecks. And, here again, Trumponomics trumps Obamanomics.

Median household income has climbed to an all-time record. As veteran free-marketeer Stephen Moore explained in the Wall Street Journal:

“Real median household income — the amount earned by those in the very middle — hit $65,084 (in 2019 dollars) for the 12 months ending in July. That’s the highest level ever and a gain of $4,144, or 6.8 percent since Mr. Trump took office. By comparison, during 7½ years under President Obama — starting from the end of the recession in June 2009 through January 2017 — the median household income rose by only about $1,000.” That precise figure is $1,043, or a mere 1.7 percent.

This metric’s performance was downright self-humiliating under über-RINO G.W. Bush. Across all eight years of his “compassionate conservatism,” median households saw their winnings creep up a paltry $401, or 0.7 percent.

Income inequality also focuses on the wrong thing. It’s like a patient who is rushed into the hospital with a heart attack and then stunned when the emergency-room doctors X-ray his leg. The focus, instead, should be on what really counts: absolute, rather than relative, incomes.

Consider two job proposals:

• Acme, Inc. offers you $50,000, but your boss makes $55,000. Income inequality equals 10 percent.

• Zenith Corporation, meanwhile, would pay you $500,000, but your boss makes $1 million. Income inequality equals 100 percent.

Anyone with two brain cells to rub together, would go work for Zenith, despite the 10-fold-higher level of income inequality. This simple illustration demonstrates that income inequality is, at best, yet another bogus, Left-wing distraction. At worst, this fetish weaponizes envy into ruinous public policy.

The Left should grow up, dump their income-inequality pacifiers, and work with the Right to boost the absolute wealth of the poor, the middle class, and the rich — to heights yet unseen.

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#1534813 --- 10/15/19 10:50 AM Re: More winning... [Re: cwjga]
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https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/john-bolton-blew-mulvaney-trump-rudy/21915/

John Bolton just completely blew up Donald Trump, Mick Mulvaney, and Rudy Giuliani


Bill Palmer | 11:30 pm EDT October 14, 2019
Palmer Report » Analysis
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#1534815 --- 10/15/19 11:22 AM Re: More winning... [Re: Ben444]
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Originally Posted By: Ben444
https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/john-bolton-blew-mulvaney-trump-rudy/21915/

John Bolton just completely blew up Donald Trump, Mick Mulvaney, and Rudy Giuliani


Bill Palmer | 11:30 pm EDT October 14, 2019
Palmer Report » Analysis


Blowing up Trump's clown car. Warmonger wannabe relieves his anal itch.
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#1534874 --- 10/16/19 08:03 PM Re: More winning... [Re: cwjga]
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Pelosi's Refusal for Authorization Vote Concerns GOP

By Jeffrey Rodack | Wednesday, 16 October 2019 01:45 PM




Republicans continue to voice serious concerns after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s announcement that she has no plans to hold a vote to formally approve an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, Fox News is reporting.


GOP lawmakers and the White House argue the ongoing probe lacks legal authority. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif. called the investigation “a total sham” while House Judiciary Committee ranking member Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., accused Pelosi and Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif. keeping “their unfair tactics hidden from public scrutiny.”


And a legal expert says Democrats could have a tricky time if the issue winds up in court.

“Pelosi seems to believe that she can hold a press conference and expect courts to accept that a formal impeachment process has begun.,” George Washington University Law Professor Jonathan Turley wrote in a blog post. “Some judges are likely to be uncomfortable with such an immaculate impeachment.



“The ‘impeachment by press conference’ action of Pelosi is an entirely new animal. After her press conference, I told The Washington Post that this was not any recognizable process and that the approach taken by Democrats on presidential impeachment was ‘casual to the point of being conversational.’ It is now clear that the casual approach is by design.”


Despite the concern, the Democrats continue with the probe and are hearing testimony.

Pelosi defended her position by saying: “There’s no requirement that we have a vote, and so at this time we will not be having a vote.”

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#1534875 --- 10/16/19 08:10 PM Re: More winning... [Re: cwjga]
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JUST IN: BRAVO!!! House votes 354-60 to condemn President Trump's withdrawal of US forces from northern Syria; 129 Republicans support the resolution.
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#1534876 --- 10/16/19 08:13 PM Re: More winning... [Re: Ben444]
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https://www.rawstory.com/2019/10/nationa...ld-girl-report/

National Enquirer tried to protect Trump from allegation of forcibly raping 13-year-old girl: report
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#1534888 --- 10/17/19 10:16 AM Re: More winning... [Re: Ben444]
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#1534967 --- 10/18/19 10:10 AM Re: More winning... [Re: Formermac]
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#1534974 --- 10/18/19 12:03 PM Re: More winning... [Re: Formermac]
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https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/18/politics/donald-trump-impeachment-turkey-kurds-g7-mulvaney/index.html

It's been misquoted for centuries that "money is the root of all evil"
Correction "The love of money is the root of all evils"
It's becoming all too apparent that president Trump's life has been enveloped in money since his birth. He was raised very privileged base on his father's wealth, as a growing young adult, he utilized money to buy college entrance, stay out of the draft, buy women like we buy automobiles and even bought him supposed friends. As a billionaire, he got so bored that he threw his hat into the political ring, where American citizens grew tired of politic and elected him (With the assistant of the Russians) only to realize that all criticisms toward him became a reality. He is unstable mentally, rash and hasty in making decisions and more so very corrupted but falsely believing that money can solve all problems, thus the paid off women and prostitutes, making illegal deals with foreign entities in regard to his business and surrounding himself with unethical and corrupted characters who also love money. No Mr. president, money can't buy, ethics, decency, respect,morality, compassion, love etc...if this was the case, you should have displayed those attributes 55 plus years ago.
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#1534978 --- 10/18/19 12:30 PM Re: More winning... [Re: cwjga]
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Trump is on his way to an easy win in 2020, according to Moody’s accurate election model
PUBLISHED TUE, OCT 15 201911:33 AM EDTUPDATED TUE, OCT 15 20195:55 PM EDT
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KEY POINTS
-President Donald Trump will win reelection easily in 2020 if the economy holds up, modeling by Moody’s Analytics shows.
-“If voters were to vote primarily on the basis of their pocketbooks, the president would steamroll the competition,” the report states.
-Three models show Trump getting at least 289 electoral votes and as many as 351, assuming average turnout.
-The Moody’s models have been backtested to 1980 and were correct each time — except in 2016, when it indicated Clinton would get a narrow victory.


President Donald Trump looks likely to cruise to reelection next year under three different economic models Moody’s Analytics employed to gauge the 2020 race.

Barring anything unusual happening, the president’s Electoral College victory could easily surpass his 2016 win over Democrat Hillary Clinton, which came by a 304-227 count.

Moody’s based its projections on how consumers feel about their own financial situation, the gains the stock market has achieved during Trump’s tenure and the prospects for unemployment, which has fallen to a 50-year low. Should those variables hold up, the president looks set to get another four-year term.

The modeling has been highly accurate going back to the 1980 election, missing only once.


“If the economy a year from now is the same as it is today, or roughly so, then the power of incumbency is strong and Trump’s election odds are very good, particularly if Democrats aren’t enthusiastic and don’t get out to vote,” said Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics and co-author of the paper along with Dan White, the firm’s director of government counsulting and fiscal policy research, and Bernard Yaros, an assistant director and economist. “It’s about turnout.”

Three models show Trump getting at least 289 electoral votes, assuming average turnout. His chances decrease with maximum turnout on the Democratic side and increase with minimum turnout expected.

Of the three models, he does best under the “pocketbook” measure of how people feel about their finances. In that scenario, assuming average nonincumbent turnout, he gets 351 electoral votes to the generic Democrat’s 187. “Record turnout is vital to a Democratic victory,” the report said.



In the stock market model, Trump gets a 289-249 edge, while the unemployment model shows a 332-206 advantage. Across all three models, Trump wins 324-214.

“Our ‘pocket¬book’ model is the most economically driven of the three. If voters were to vote primarily on the basis of their pocketbooks, the president would steamroll the competition,” the report said. “This shows the importance that prevailing economic sentiment at the household level could hold in the next election.”

Stock market levels also are key, and the two are intertwined. Zandi said that even a garden-variety 12% market correction around election time could sway the race, as could an unexpected downturn in the economy.

The results might come as a surprise given Trump’s consistently low favorability ratings — 40% in the latest Gallup poll — and as most head-to-head matchups against Democrats show the president losing.

However, the report said that Trump’s relatively stable ratings help provide a good benchmark for how he will do once election time comes.

Zandi said the race could come down a few key counties in Pennsylvania, which Trump flipped in 2016 after the state had voted Democrat in the previous five presidential elections.



Specifically, he said Luzerne County, in the northeast part of the state, “is the single-most important county, no kidding, in the entire election.” The longtime Democratic stronghold favored Trump, 51.8% to 46.8% in the election.

Trump doesn’t even have to win the county, but merely needs a strong turnout, Zandi said.

The Moody’s models have been backtested to 1980 and were correct each time — except in 2016, when they ndicated Clinton would get a narrow victory. The authors attributed “unexpected turnout patterns” in Trump’s favor caused the error and they adjusted for that in the latest projections. They also said the will be updating the projections as conditions develop and change.

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/15/moodys-trump-on-his-way-to-an-easy-2020-win-if-economy-holds-up.html

Democrats and the deep state will do everything they can to ruin the economy.

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#1534982 --- 10/18/19 12:43 PM Re: More winning... [Re: cwjga]
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ROTFLMAO, where have you been in the last 2 weeks son. Our news has been inundated with corruption committed by Donald. If it's such a EASY win, why would your crooked boy spend so much effort on any candidate he can so easily beat? Secondly,, have you notice the news of the last 3 years years in regard to Donald.....12000 lies, secret payoffs, sleeping with dictators etc......what world do you reside when 70 percent of voters hates this type of corruption. As stated "I can go out on 5th Ave. and shoot someone and still stay president' WELL, you 30% fools has proven him to be correct.
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#1534999 --- 10/18/19 03:39 PM Re: More winning... [Re: cwjga]
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FAKE NEWS: Liberal Media Falsely Claims White House Admitted to Quid Pro Quo with Ukraine
BY MATT MARGOLIS OCTOBER 17, 2019CHAT 183 COMMENTS

If you were watching CNN or other liberal media outlets Thursday afternoon, you might have heard the bizarre claim that the White House has admitted to a quid pro quo with Ukraine. CNN even had a breaking news banner saying as much:


This is fake news. What CNN and other liberal media outlets are editorializing about is acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney's statement during a press briefing about the withholding of military aid to Ukraine. “The money held up had absolutely nothing to do with Biden,” Mulvaney said. He pointed out that Trump wanted Ukraine's help with “an ongoing investigation into the 2016 election” involving the hacking of the Democratic National Committee's server, which was believed to have been hacked by Russian agents and ultimately ended up in Ukraine.

Did Mulvaney ever use the term quid pro quo or admit to one? Nope. Here's how CNBC described the exchange:

While Mulvaney did not himself use the term “quid pro quo,” when he was told by a reporter during a White House press conference that the situation of withholding aid to get Ukraine was in fact a quid pro quo, Mulvaney said, “We do that all the time.”
“You’re saying the president of the US can’t ask someone to help with an ongoing public investigation?” Mulvaney said.

During a July 25 phone call with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky — at a time when the White House was withholding military aid from Zelensky’s country — Trump asked Zelensky to “get to the bottom” of questions about the 2016 election.

None of this is new information. We knew from the transcript that President Trump asked for Ukraine's help in the ongoing investigation into the 2016 election. We also know that Ukraine didn't even know that the military aid was being withheld until a month after Trump's call with President Zelensky.


“I have news for everybody," Mulvaney said. "Get over it. There’s going to be political influence in foreign policy ... that’s going to happen. Elections have consequences.”

This is true. Obama threatened to cut off aid to Nigeria over anti-gay legislation in the country in 2011, and again in 2013 over corruption issues. Joe Biden and the entire media argue that his threat to withhold a billion-dollar loan to Ukraine unless they fired their head prosecutor was not a quid pro quo because, they say, the prosecutor was corrupt.

Despite this, the media is claiming, falsely, that the White House has admitted to a quid pro quo. Other outlets like HuffPost, The Daily Beast, Washington Post, have all echoed the claim. The New York Times falsely claimed in a tweet that Mulvaney admitted aid was cut off to Ukraine to pressure them to investigate Democrats. Adam Schiff is claiming Mulvaney's statement has made things "much, much worse."


Yeah, not at all.

https://pjmedia.com/trending/fake-news-l...o-with-ukraine/

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#1535003 --- 10/18/19 05:04 PM Re: More winning... [Re: cwjga]
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What? No citation from NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Post Standard?
You need not wonder why most people construe you as a joke.
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#1535024 --- 10/18/19 07:04 PM Re: More winning... [Re: cwjga]
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Chuck Schumer's bid to rebuke Trump over Syria fails in Senate
By Stephen Dinan - The Washington Times - Thursday, October 17, 2019

Senators fought Thursday over how to try to patch up the mess in Syria, but it quickly became clear that beyond being frustrated with President Trump, there’s little unity on what, exactly, the U.S. should do.

Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, tried to force a symbolic rebuke of Mr. Trump, saying it would send a signal that might make the president reverse his decisions and send U.S. troops back in, but that was blocked by Sen. Rand Paul.

The Kentucky Republican said not only has Congress never authorized going to war in Syria, but sending troops back would mean putting them in between Turkey and the Kurds, both U.S. allies but who are now battling each other.

He suggested another option: halting U.S arms sales to Turkey, which he said would be a serious blow, rather than a symbolic rebuke.

That was blocked by Sen. James Risch, chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, who told all sides to cool it and wait for his bill, which he said he’s about to introduce to deal with all sides of the situation.


“We have a comprehensive piece of legislation,” he said.

President Trump made a surprise decision last week to withdraw U.S. troops from their position in Syria,

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