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#1541457 --- 02/12/20 10:36 PM Re: More winning... [Re: cwjga]
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https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavli...-a-row-n2561133

Nothing from the Washington Post or reputable news print???
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#1541461 --- 02/12/20 11:03 PM Re: More winning... [Re: cwjga]
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https://www.usatoday.com/border-wall/story/drug-trafficking-smuggling-cartels-tunnels/559814001/

The racism, bigotry and hatred toward brown skinned people is so obvious that even a blind man can see it. Ignorance is the primary motivation to capture illegal immigrants but nary a grain of common sense that people can only carry so much without the benefit of animals to haul it. While you wrap a narrowed mindset around capturing Mexicans, drugs are coming across the border in epic proportions via, tractor trailers, fancy expensive boats and planes but why focus on drugs because we don't have an epidemic here in America.
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#1541522 --- 02/13/20 03:26 PM Re: More winning... [Re: cwjga]
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United States Led Entire World In Reducing CO2 Emissions In 2019
By Ryan Saavedra
DailyWire.com



The United States led the entire world in reducing CO2 emissions last year while also experiencing solid economic growth, according to a newly released report.


“The United States saw the largest decline in energy-related CO2 emissions in 2019 on a country basis – a fall of 140 Mt, or 2.9%, to 4.8 Gt,” The International Energy Agency (IEA) reported on Tuesday. “US emissions are now down almost 1 Gt from their peak in the year 2000, the largest absolute decline by any country over that period.”

“A 15% reduction in the use of coal for power generation underpinned the decline in overall US emissions in 2019,” the IEA continued. “Coal-fired power plants faced even stronger competition from natural gas-fired generation, with benchmark gas prices an average of 45% lower than 2018 levels. As a result, gas increased its share in electricity generation to a record high of 37%. Overall electricity demand declined because demand for air-conditioning and heating was lower as a result of milder summer and winter weather.

The IEA noted that 80% of the increase in CO2 emissions came from Asia and that China and India both contributed significantly to the increase.

“In China, emissions rose but were tempered by slower economic growth and higher output from low-carbon sources of electricity,” the IEA reported. “Renewables continued to expand in China, and 2019 was also the first full year of operation for seven large-scale nuclear reactors in the country.”


“Emissions growth in India was moderate in 2019, with CO2 emissions from the power sector declining slightly as electricity demand was broadly stable and strong renewables growth prompted coal-fired electricity generation to fall for the first time since 1973,” the IEA concluded. “Continued growth in fossil-fuel demand in other sectors of the Indian economy, notably transport, offset the decline in the power sector. Emissions grew strongly in Southeast Asia, lifted by robust coal demand.”

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) responded to the news by writing on Twitter, “FACT you will NEVER see on the 6 o’clock news: U.S. emissions FELL 2.9%, or by 140 million tons, continuing the trend of the United States LEADING THE WORLD IN TOTAL EMISSIONS DECLINE since 2000.”


The news came after the media promoted far-left climate extremists like socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Greta Thunberg who demonized the U.S. and economic growth for polluting the world.

Thunberg attacked the U.S. last month during a speech she gave at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland for leaving the Paris Climate Accord, despite the fact that the U.S. leads the world in reducing CO2 emissions.


“The fact that the U.S.A. is leaving the Paris accord seems to outrage and worry everyone, and it should,” Thunberg said. “But the fact that we’re all about to fail the commitments you signed up for in the Paris Agreement doesn’t seem to bother the people in power even the least.”

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#1541525 --- 02/13/20 03:32 PM Re: More winning... [Re: cwjga]
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Tom Joseph ....... Hope Hicks is returning to the WH bc Trump has become unmanageable due to his worsening dementia. It’s a desperation move- Hicks may be the only person he’ll listen to. He has already crashed & burned. She can’t fix the unfolding disaster. She can’t create a “dead cat bounce.”
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#1541562 --- 02/13/20 08:21 PM Re: More winning... [Re: cwjga]
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NATO accedes to US request to play larger role in Iraq
by Jamie McIntyre

| February 13, 2020 07:05 AM




ESPER PERSUADES NATO: Responding to pressure from the United States, NATO defense ministers have agreed “in principle” to take over more of the training and advising of Iraqi troops, so that the U.S. can begin to draw down its forces in Iraq.

The announcement followed a meeting at NATO headquarters in which U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper called on other nations to step up their efforts in Iraq, so the U.S. can realign its global forces to better counter Russia and China, which it sees as a bigger long-term threat than terrorism.

“Several allies, or all allies, actually, supported the decision to do more and also to take over some of the activities which is today conducted by the US-led Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS,” said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, speaking to reporters afterward. “The first step is to do more within the existing mandate, within the existing operational plan for our training mission in Iraq.”

NO DETAILS: Stoltenberg could not say how many more troops NATO might send, nor what countries would contribute, noting the agreement was “in principle,” and contingent on consultations with the Iraqi government.

“We are in close consultation with the Iraqi government on the possibility of expanding, scaling up, doing more,” Stoltenberg said. “I have spoken with the Prime Minister several times and we have staff-to-staff talks. And based on the decision today, we will then develop those options further.”

“We will only stay in Iraq as long as we are welcome, because we fully respect the territorial integrity and the sovereignty of Iraq. So the only way for us to be there is based on invitation from the Iraqi government,” he added.

TALIBAN AGREEMENT EXPECTED: Stoltenberg says Esper also briefed the alliance on the current round of talks with the Taliban, which is expected to produce a second try at preliminary agreement aimed at achieving a partial ceasefire and paving the path for peace talks with the Afghan government.

“We welcome any step towards a reduction of violence in Afghanistan and we strongly support the peace process, any initiative to establish an intra-Afghan dialogue,” said Stoltenberg, who said the success of such an agreement would hinge on the Taliban keeping its word.

‘[The] Taliban has to show and demonstrate a real willingness, a real willingness and that they are capable of delivering reduction in violence, and Taliban has also to understand that they will never win on the battlefield, they have to make real compromises around the negotiating table.”

NO IMMINENT WITHDRAWAL: Speaking at the Atlantic Council Tuesday, White House national security adviser Robert O’Brien hinted that an agreement was near, saying “Some good news could be forthcoming,” but also downplayed the idea that the U.S. would reduce its footprint in Afghanistan right away.

“I don’t think there’s any imminent withdrawal from Afghanistan,” O’Brien said, “There will have to be reduction in violence and meaningful inter-Afghan talks.”

LEAVING ONE WAY OR ANOTHER: Esper in several on-the-record interviews has said the U.S. has determined it has several thousand more troops in Afghanistan than it needs to carry out its twin missions of assisting the Afghan military and pursuing terrorist groups, including al Qaeda and and ISIS.

The U.S. has between 12,000 and 13,000 troops, and Esper has said he could reduce the force levels tomorrow if he wanted to. “You've heard that 8,600 number out there, that's one number that we've talked about,” he told reporters last month. “ I'm confident we can go to that number and not affect our mission.

In testimony before the Senate this week, retired Gen. Jack Keane, the former Army vice chief of staff, said he believes Esper and Gen. Scott Miller, the U.S. Afghanistan commander, are just waiting for the right time to announce the drawdown.

“General Miller has been working on the force reduction for some time based on his assessment that he had more forces than he needed to meet the mission requirement. And I believe that given the fact that negotiations were taking place, the administration made a logical decision not to unilaterally conduct that reduction and use that as leverage in the negotiations,” Keane said.

“But if there's not a settlement in those negotiations between the United States and the Taliban, I do think Secretary Esper is right, then we're likely to announce that reduction anyway because General Miller wants to get on with it. He doesn't want anybody to be in that country exposed unnecessarily to risk if he doesn't need them to accomplish the mission.”

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#1541563 --- 02/13/20 08:28 PM Re: More winning... [Re: Ben444]
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Originally Posted By: Ben444
Tom Joseph ....... Hope Hicks is returning to the WH bc Trump has become unmanageable due to his worsening dementia. It’s a desperation move- Hicks may be the only person he’ll listen to. He has already crashed & burned. She can’t fix the unfolding disaster. She can’t create a “dead cat bounce.”



https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/13/politics/war-powers-resolution-vote-senate-iran/index.html

Trump must be raving mad presently.
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#1541593 --- 02/14/20 10:11 AM Re: More winning... [Re: Formermac]
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https://www.rawstory.com/2020/02/an-embo...ths-he-had-not/

An emboldened Trump now freely admits he sent Giuliani to dig up dirt on Bidens – after lying for months he had not
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#1541596 --- 02/14/20 11:28 AM Re: More winning... [Re: Ben444]
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Jon Meacham (writer, reviewer, and presidential biographer) ..... I just heard him on TV. He said "here are the three break the glass moments for me about Trump". I forget the first two but the third one was will he try to postpone an election. I am scared he will try and postpone the election in November if he thinks he will not win.
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#1541599 --- 02/14/20 11:46 AM Re: More winning... [Re: Ben444]
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https://www.salon.com/2020/02/14/press-w...-must-not-stop/

Press Watch: Finally, political journalists are sounding the alarm. They must not stop

A lawless president is undermining our justice system. Reporters at major papers are finally telling it like it is
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#1541608 --- 02/14/20 04:27 PM Re: More winning... [Re: Ben444]
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https://www.rawstory.com/2020/02/moral-d...w-it-historian/

‘Moral degenerate’ Trump is ‘unfit for command’ — and military leaders know it: historian

Rice University history professor Douglas Brinkley told CNN’s Jim Sciutto on Friday that he’s never seen so many former military leaders all come out en masse to question a president’s fitness for office.

While discussing the latest remarks from Ret. Gen. John Kelly, who previously served as Trump’s chief of staff, Brinkley said it was surprising to see so many former military leaders speak out against the president.

“What is unique here, these are people that know Donald Trump well, saying he’s unfit for command,” Brinkley said. “[Ret. Adm. William McRaven] is perhaps the greatest Navy SEAL in U.S. history, and he’s saying I feel embarrassed for our children that we’re allowing a president like Donald Trump to run shotgun over the U.S. armed forces.”
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#1541609 --- 02/14/20 05:59 PM Re: More winning... [Re: Formermac]
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Tennessee State Rep. Micah Van Huss (R) on Wednesday proposed legislation in the state’s General Assembly which would recognize CNN and the Washington Post as “fake news.”

The filed bill brands CNN and the Post as both “fake news” and “part of the media wing of the Democratic Party.”

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#1541611 --- 02/14/20 06:13 PM Re: More winning... [Re: Rich_Tallcot]
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Thirty investigations in the House, two years of Mueller investigation and a failed impeachment attempt have only proven that the country is as divided as much as Congress itself is. Let’s see how divided they are following the November election.
The biggest pending question for Democrats is will Communist Bernie get screwed again or will Bloomburg buy the Democrat nomination.

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#1541612 --- 02/14/20 06:20 PM Re: More winning... [Re: Rich_Tallcot]
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ROTFLMAO, what do you call it when 7 people go to prison based on this investigation?
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#1541613 --- 02/14/20 06:23 PM Re: More winning... [Re: Rich_Tallcot]
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https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/poli...ges/3266050002/

LOL, a 8 year investigation of Hillary Clinton and she is still walking freely on her compound...go figure
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#1541618 --- 02/14/20 07:33 PM Re: More winning... [Re: Formermac]
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https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/were-up-to-eight-of-them-now/25202/

We’re up to eight of them now

It was no shock that Donald Trump’s impeachment trial was a sham that ended in an acquittal. But the verdict did not induce hordes of independent voters to adorn their lawns with Trump 2020 signs. Although Senator Mitt Romney’s vote to remove Trump triggered a backlash, yesterday’s War Powers Resolution vote proved that Romney’s resistance did not mark the end of Senate Republicans joining Democrats to stand up to Trump.

Eight Republican senators joined all Democrats to pass the resolution, 55-45, which prevents Trump from taking further hostile action against Iran without Congressional authority. Although the resolution also applies to future Presidents, it is a direct response to Trump’s order to kill Iranian General Qasem Soleimani last month that quickly led the House to vote in favor of a similar resolution.

The Senate’s resolution is not expected to survive a Trump veto, but it is an important bipartisan rebuke against Trump, especially in the wake of his acquittal and his lambasting of Romney. A similar resolution written in anticipation of Trump’s hostile actions failed last June, even though it was voted on months before Trump’s impeachment inquiry began.

The eight Republican senators who voted for the resolution are not heroes. They have much more to do before they can be honored as profiles in courage. But the fact that a resolution restraining Trump passed in Mitch McConnell’s Senate a week after Trump’s acquittal is significant. It is further proof that Trump did not gain a green light to be a dictator or usurp Congressional powers. The vote also squarely puts to bed the idea that no Republican would ever dare defy Trump again like Romney did.

The only foolproof way to ensure that Trump does not impulsively launch World War 3 is to ensure that this fool leaves office on January 20, if not sooner. Last summer, Trump proclaimed that Article 2 of the Constitution gives him “the right to do whatever I want as President.” But the chair behind the Resolute desk is not a throne. The day Trump is legally required to give up that chair is the day the largest existential threat to American democracy and world peace will be indelibly removed.

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#1541655 --- 02/15/20 12:20 PM Re: More winning... [Re: Rich_Tallcot]
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Obama Inserted Himself Into Plenty of Criminal Investigations
Bronson StockingBronson Stocking|Posted: Feb 14, 2020 6:30 PM


Democrats are still wailing about President Trump expressing an opinion about the sentencing of a high-profile criminal investigation into one of his longtime associates, Roger Stone. Democrats are now lecturing the country about the importance of law enforcement remaining independent from the White House and the president. As usual, you don't have to look very far to find examples of Democrats being complete and utter hypocrites on the subject.

(Via One America News Network)

In 2009, Obama faced backlash across the country after he criticized Massachusetts police for the arrest of Harvard Law professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. The former president, without a full briefing on the case, stated police had acted stupidly for arresting the black man and insinuated officers were guilty of racial profiling. He was later forced to apologize after learning the whole story.

"My hope is that, as a consequence of this event, this ends up being what I call a teachable moment," stated Obama. "All of us, instead of pumping up the volume, (should) spend a little more time listening to each other."

At a press conference in 2013, he unexpectedly weighed in on the shooting of Travyon Martin while the trial was still underway.

"When Travyon Martin was first shot, I said that this could have been my son," he said. "Another way of saying that is, Travyon Martin could have been me 35 years ago. ..."

Unlike Obama, President Trump wasn't spouting off about some criminal case he knew nothing about and picking a side simply because he happened to share the same skin color as the person.

Later that year, Obama was caught in the crosshairs again when he stated military members convicted of sexual harassment should be dishonorably discharged.

“Not only is it a crime, not only is it shameful and disgraceful, but it also is going to make and has made the military less effective than it can be,” he said.

A U.S. Navy judge went on to rule that Obama had committed “unlawful command influence” as commander in chief. The former president’s words later caused the conviction against a marine sergeant to be dropped because the court was worried the president’s stance would sway sentencing.

Obama also downplayed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email scandal in 2015. During an interview, he said he believed Clinton’s breach of policy did not pose a national security problem. He added he “didn’t get an impression” from Clinton she was purposefully trying to hide something.

Trump has already received pushback from Attorney General Barr himself and other Republicans, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, for spouting off about Mr. Stone's sentencing. But the typical over-the-top reaction from the left was nowhere to be found when Obama was inserting himself into criminal cases willy-nilly during the entirety of his two terms in office.

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#1541657 --- 02/15/20 01:05 PM Re: More winning... [Re: cwjga]
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https://www.rawstory.com/2020/02/white-h...-mccabe-report/

White House had ‘to calm’ Trump after he learned Justice Department wouldn’t charge McCabe: report
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#1541681 --- 02/16/20 10:46 AM Re: More winning... [Re: Ben444]
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Daniel! Ray @TheDaniel_Ray

I wake up....

Make coffee...

Open twitter....

Sees trump talking about himself being a king....

Is this even real life??
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#1541687 --- 02/16/20 12:56 PM Re: More winning... [Re: cwjga]
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Pompeo Stands Up For America, Calls out Europeans for False Claims Against the United States
Katie Pavlich| @KatiePavlich|Posted: Feb 15, 2020 1:20 PM



MUNICH - Speaking during the Munich Security Conference Saturday morning, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called out European leaders and others for claiming the West is “westless,” pushed back on allegations that the United States “rejects the international community” and explained that the NATO alliance has been bolstered, not weakened, by President Trump’s demands on allied countries to properly budget for defense.

"I saw the topic for this weekend’s gathering, this idea of 'westlessness' as the core theme for this year’s conference. And I am sure, too, there are many of you who would call yourself here realists, but let me give you an idea of what’s real," Pomeo said. "Over the past few years, I’ve seen, we’ve all seen, democratic leaders questioning America’s commitment to the transatlantic alliance and America’s leadership in the world. I’m here this morning to tell you the facts. Those statements simply do not affect in any significant way or reflect reality. I am happy to report that the death of the transatlantic alliance is grossly over-exaggerated."

Pompeo went after leaders by reading their quotes and strongly hit back with examples of how the United States is leading on a variety of issues, including emissions reduction, defeating ISIS, combating terrorism, bolstering Democracy, fighting Russian aggression, holding China accountable and more.

“The United States, with our allies, has undertaken the most significant reinforcement of NATO’s eastern flank since the Cold War. We are stronger when we work together to accomplish our shared security goals,” he said. "The United States has marshalled nations to help us protect the waterways of the Straits of Hormuz and to defend freedom of navigation throughout the South China Sea. The United States, too, has worked with international sanctions, global sanctions, to prevent North Korea from continuing to develop its nuclear weapons program, and we’ve worked to bring Pyongyang consistently back to the negotiating table. We’ve led 81 nations in the global fight to defeat the ISIS caliphate. We took out al-Baghdadi. We took out the leader of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula just this past month. Is this an America that 'rejects the international community?'"

"The West is winning. Freedom and democracy are winning. And by that, I don’t mean just geographical nations. The West doesn’t define a space or a piece of real state. It’s any nation – any nation that adopts a model of respect for individual freedom, free enterprise, national sovereignty. They’re part of this idea of the West," he continued.

The secretary of state explained how sovereignty and borders bolster western values, protect citizens and promote cooperation.

"We patrol our borders to keep our people safe, so that they can continue to worship, to work, and to make our countries great without disruption. We honor the right of every nation to carry on their affairs as they choose, so long as they don’t try to interfere with our sovereignty or do harm to our friends," he said. "Look, we urge other nations to protect human dignity, because we believe in unalienable rights. We support independent nations. Our signature – our signature military project together is a defensive alliance. We respect the rule of law and we honor intellectual property rights. We don’t interfere in other nations’ elections."


"Respect for sovereignty of nations is a secret of and central to our success," he said.

Pompeo also reminded western leaders that caving to pressure from Russia and China, who do not respect sovereignty or intellectual property rights, may be the easy thing to do, but the wrong direction that threatens future global stability.

"Let’s talk about territorial integrity, or rather, those nations that have contempt for it. Russia has seized Crimea and parts of Eastern Ukraine and Georgia. Iran’s missiles explode on Saudi oil facilities, and its proxy forces are present in Iraq, in Lebanon, in Syria, and in Yemen. China encroaches on the exclusive economic zones of Vietnam, the Philippines, and Indonesia. And on that point, China has had a border or maritime dispute with nearly every nation bordering it," he said.

“I know it’s not without cost or courage to stand up for our sovereignty. But has that ever been the case?” Pompeo said. “Name me a moment in history when the weak and the meek have won.”

After a series of meetings in Munich over the past two days, Pompeo will visit a series of African countries and the Middle East.

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#1541688 --- 02/16/20 01:23 PM Re: More winning... [Re: cwjga]
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We can only surmise how Europe and Asia feels about the most corrupt US president since Nixon...now tell us that they are on national TV and radio speaking of the love for Trump. Pompeo, another very upstanding and honest representative. Next you'll state that you're living down in South Beach in a million dollar condo and a big yacht sitting in the pier. Son after your 70 lies(Ten a day) here a week, can we emphatically say that you don't lie on Sundays?


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