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    SCOTUS battles

    "President Obama nominated Chief Judge Garland to fill the vacancy created by Justice Scalia’s death on the Supreme Court. Here is what you need to know about the man who President Obama has nominated to be the next Supreme Court justice....." -Garland received overwhelming bipartisan praise from Senators, lawyers, and commentators -Senator Orrin Hatch, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee at the time of Garland’s confirmation, has said Garland would be a “consensus nominee” for the Supreme Court who “would be very well supported by all sides.” Myths And Facts On The Nomination Of Judge Merrick Garland To The Supreme Court... & here we go....
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    "Gleefully defiant" Donald Trump is ready to fight impeachment, but will his longtime playbook fail him? Read our latest cover story:
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    The Triumph of Donald Trump

    OFFICIAL WHO HEARD CALL SAYS TRUMP GOT 'ROLLED' BY TURKEY AND 'HAS NO SPINE' "President Trump was definitely out-negotiated and only endorsed the troop withdraw to make it look like we are getting something—but we are not getting something," the National Security Council source told Newsweek. "The U.S. national security has entered a state of increased danger for decades to come because the president has no spine and that's the bottom line."...... Trump's sudden withdraw order could undercut strategic U.S. alliances with regional allies; free Russia and Iran to re-establish a full military presence and solid footing in the Mediterranean; and leave U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters vulnerable to being decimated by a Turkish air campaign. A complete withdrawal could also potentially give up a valuable regional position to American military forces that threaten United States interests in the region, including the interests of allies such as Israel and, to some extent, Jordan. The National Security Council official compared Turkey to "playground bullies" on Monday. "When the bigger guy [United States] moves aside in the playground, they [Turkey] get to beat on the smaller guy [Syrian Defense Forces] and this is not about the U.S. being the world police," the National Security Council source told Newsweek. "We are telling the world, we will use you and then throw you away," the official added. "It's not like they don't have a television in Asia, in Africa, and South America."
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    The Triumph of Donald Trump

    @cenkuygur · 7h Replying to @realDonaldTrump Do you know anyone in your personal life that would say they have "great and unmatched wisdom" without any irony? Would you stay friends with that person? Would you enjoy constantly hearing about their unmatched wisdom & how they are a very stable genius? #25thAmendmentNow
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    The Triumph of Donald Trump

    Five things to know about Trump's decision on Syria, Turkey and the Kurds ........Trump spoke to Erdoğan on Sunday before making his decision. It’s the second time Trump has acted to leave Syria after talking with Erdoğan; Trump’s December announcement on withdrawing from Syria came days after a phone call with Erdoğan in which Trump reportedly told Erdoğan that Syria was “all yours.”.......... ============================ -so was it Erdogan or Putin who offered $$$ OR more Biden 'dirt'??
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    Hong Kong protests....

    PBS NewsHour @NewsHour · 25m THREAD: The general manager of the NBA’s Houston Rockets, Daryl Morley, created an international controversy on Sunday after he tweeted out an image with a slogan supporting protesters in Hong Kong. Morley quickly deleted the tweet. 1/1
  7. Anybody understand what's happening here??....... China Warns Hong Kong Violence Will 'Be Severely Punished' As U.S. Navy Tries to Visit "....Hong Kong's protests began earlier this year in response to a proposed bill that would allow residents accused of a crime in the special administrative region to be extradited to other parts of China to face trial. While Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam has since agreed to suspend the bill, protesters have demanded it be scrapped entirely and have called for resignation as well as looser election laws, more government accountability and overall greater distance from Beijing, which claimed sovereignty over the city as part of a "one country, two systems" framework following a handover from its colonizer, the United Kingdom, in 1997... The protests have grown increasingly violent,......
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Walter Shaub @waltshaub · 7h "in my great and unmatched wisdom" is the rambling of a lunatic ------------------------------- & narcissistic Dictator.......
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Profit, not politics: Trump allies sought Ukraine gas deal As Rudy Giuliani was pushing Ukrainian officials last spring to investigate one of Donald Trump’s main political rivals, a group of individuals with ties to the president and his personal lawyer were also active in the former Soviet republic. Their aims were profit, not politics. This circle of businessmen and Republican donors touted connections to Giuliani and Trump while trying to install new management at the top of Ukraine’s massive state gas company. Their plan was to then steer lucrative contracts to companies controlled by Trump allies, according to two people with knowledge of their plans. Their plan hit a snag after Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko lost his reelection bid to Volodymyr Zelenskiy, whose conversation with Trump about former Vice President Joe Biden is now at the center of the House impeachment inquiry of Trump........
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    Trump vs Turkey & Kurdish allies....

    Analysis: President Trump hands over northern Syria to Turkey "....The latest White House statement never once mentioned the contribution of those SDF combatants – the vast majority made up of Syrian-Kurdish YPG fighters -- and took sole U.S. credit for defeating the ISIS territorial "Caliphate." Now it appears the Trump administration is abandoning those Kurdish allies altogether, in favor of the Kurds' nemesis, the Turkish government. Turkey has been fighting separatist Kurds across the border inside its own territory for decades, and in recent years has incurred several times into Syria to fight against Syrian Kurds. For Donald Trump to hand the fate of Syria's Kurds over to their sworn enemy Turkey not only represents a major disservice to the people who did more to defeat ISIS in Syria than anyone else, but it also sends an ominous message to any group who would ever consider allying themselves to the United States in the future.....
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    GOP madness Unbound...

    Lindsey Graham @LindseyGrahamSC * Ensures ISIS comeback. * Forces Kurds to align with Assad and Iran. * Destroys Turkey’s relationship with U.S. Congress. * Will be a stain on America’s honor for abandoning the Kurds. 7:17 AM · Oct 7, 2019 -------------------------------------------------- Marco Rubio @marcorubio If reports about US retreat in #Syria are accurate, the Trump administration has made a grave mistake that will have implications far beyond Syria. It would confirm #Iran’s view of this administration & embolden then to escalate hostile attacks which in turn could trigger much broader & more dangerous regional war. 8:00 AM · Oct 7, 2019
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    @Mikel_Jollett · 9h Abandoning the Kurds is a geopolitical betrayal (It's in Russia's interest, NOT US interest). It's a betrayal of democracy (It's in Trump's personal financial interest, NOT US interest) But there's also just the utter cowardice, the lack of honor in leaving a close ally to die.
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    The Triumph of Donald Trump

    Donald Trump’s Huge Conflict of Interest in Turkey A businessman who allegedly helped the Iranians duck U.S. sanctions used to operate in one of the Istanbul towers bearing the name of the next American president. ...... “I have a little conflict of interest ’cause I have a major, major building in Istanbul,” Trump said last year. “It’s a tremendously successful job. It’s called Trump Towers—two towers, instead of one, not the usual one, it’s two.” Watchdogs that focus on ethics in government say that these business deals are especially sensitive due to the importance of Turkey to American interests—the county is a NATO member and a part of the coalition to fight ISIS......
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    Trump vs Turkey & Kurdish allies....

    The U.S. Is Now Betraying the Kurds for the Eighth Time "......The Kurds are an ethnic group of about 40 million people centered at the intersection of Turkey, Syria, Iran, and Iraq. Many naturally want their own state. The four countries in which they live naturally do not want that to happen. On the one hand, the Kurds are a perfect tool for U.S. foreign policy. We can arm the Kurds in whichever of these countries is currently our enemy, whether to make trouble for that country’s government or to accomplish various other objectives. On the other hand, we don’t want the Kurds we’re utilizing to ever get too powerful. If that happened, the other Kurds — i.e., the ones living just across the border in whichever of these countries are currently our allies — might get ideas about freedom and independence. Here’s how that dynamic has played out, over, and over and over again since World War I. ........
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    Trump vs. the Press/Media

    News anchors fight back against GOP senators’ refusal to condemn Trump As lawmakers retreat from scrutiny, TV hosts are taking unusual steps to hold them accountable. "...... CNN’s Jake Tapper proclaimed on Sunday that no Republican Senate or House leaders would appear on his “State of the Union” to defend Trump; over on NBC, Chuck Todd expressed exasperation at one GOP senator who did agree to appear, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, for refusing to answer whether Trump’s actions were wrong. ..... “GOP Lawmakers Silent On Trump’s Call For China To Dig Up Biden Dirt,” read the on-screen graphic, followed by the names of the lawmakers. ......
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Trump Agrees to Let Turkey Invade Kurdish-Controlled Syrian Area ".....On Sunday, the White House released a statement that surprised many in the region. It said, quote, “Today, President Donald J. Trump spoke with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey by telephone. Turkey will soon be moving forward with its long-planned operation in Northern Syria. The United States Armed Forces will not support or be involved in that operation, and the United States forces, having defeated the ISIS territorial ‘Caliphate,’ will no longer be in the immediate area.” The announcement marks a major shift in U.S. policy.........
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    Trump vs Turkey & Kurdish allies....

    Trump Agrees to Let Turkey Invade Kurdish-Controlled Syrian Area ".....On Sunday, the White House released a statement that surprised many in the region. It said, quote, “Today, President Donald J. Trump spoke with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey by telephone. Turkey will soon be moving forward with its long-planned operation in Northern Syria. The United States Armed Forces will not support or be involved in that operation, and the United States forces, having defeated the ISIS territorial ‘Caliphate,’ will no longer be in the immediate area.” The announcement marks a major shift in U.S. policy.........
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    Trump vs Turkey & Kurdish allies....

    Tammy Duckworth @SenDuckworth · 3h The Syrian Kurds have fought shoulder to shoulder with our troops to defeat ISIS and with one tweet, Donald Trump has abandoned them. Once again, he’s operating as a one-man show, making huge policy changes on a whim and ignoring the advice of national security experts.
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    Trump vs Turkey & Kurdish allies....

    Nikki Haley @NikkiHaley We must always have the backs of our allies, if we expect them to have our back. The Kurds were instrumental in our successful fight against ISIS in Syria. Leaving them to die is a big mistake. #TurkeyIsNotOurFriend
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    TCM Premieres

    AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Denzel Washington(2019) AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Denzel Washington Tuesday, October 8 @ 08:00 PM (ET) & 11:45 PM Denzel Washington was presented with the 47th American Film Institute Life Achievement Award on June 6, 2019, at a gala tribute at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.
  21. Dave Karger @davekarger · 1h Best Actor Oscar winner Paul Muni only made 23 films in his whole career, a small number for the era. Since he’s our @TCM Star of the Month, we’ll be showing 17 of them. Join me every Monday in October starting tonight at 8ET/5PT with the original Scarface from 1932.
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    Trump vs Turkey & Kurdish allies....

    Ivanka Trump @IvankaTrump Thank you Prime Minister Erdogan for joining us yesterday to celebrate the launch of #TrumpTowers Istanbul! 8:56 AM · Apr 20, 2012 ================================= VoteVets @votevets · 14m Our allies we fought and died with against #ISIS sold out for #TrumpTowers Istanbul. The Trumps devalue our service and our national security.
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    The Triumph of Donald Trump

    Barb McQuade @BarbMcQuade · 7h Federal judge orders Trump to produce tax returns to Manhattan DA, calling his argument that a president cannot even be investigated “repugnant to the nation’s governmental structure and constitutional values.”
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    Trump vs Turkey & Kurdish allies....

    Coordination & Military Ops Center - SDF @cmoc_sdf Based on our confidence in the #US efforts in the Security Mechanism agreement, we implemented all our commitments to remove military fortifications between Tal Abyad & SereKaniye, withdraw combat forces with heavy weapons, risking a security vacum as a result of the agreement. (2) But Erdogan's threats are aimed to change the security mechanism into a mechanism of death, displace our people & change the stable & secure region into a zone of conflict and permanent war. (3) Any #Turkish attack will result in: 1. Reverse the successful effort to defeat #ISIS, where #SDF sacrificed 11K martyrs of our sons & daughters over 5 years of war, which led to destroy the caliphate & created stability & security for the people of NE #Syria. (4) 2. A long-term war in the region making #Syria a permanent conflict area. While the international community look for Syria political solution, the Syrian people suffer years of war and migration. @UN @DOTArabic @mutludc................ see: 10:22 PM · Oct 6, 2019
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    Trump vs Turkey & Kurdish allies....

    Julia Davis @JuliaDavisNews · 6h Trump’s former ISIS envoy excoriates his Syria decision. Brett McGurk, who resigned along with Mattis, says Trump "blusters and then leaves our allies exposed when adversaries call," describes Trump's actions in Syria as a “gift to Russia, Iran, and ISIS.”

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