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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    NBC News @NBCNews · 1h Civil rights groups blast the Republican National Committee, claiming the group violated federal law and is trying to sow confusion after it mailed imitation census forms to Montana voters to solicit money for President Trump’s reelection campaign. https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/civil-rights-groups-slam-rnc-fraudulent-census-mailers-montana-residents-n1068401?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma
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    GOP madness Unbound...

    Civil rights groups slam RNC for 'fraudulent' census mailers to Montana residents The civil rights groups have asked the head of the post office to investigate the matter because the mailer may violate federal law. The RNC sent the forms — titled the 2019 Congressional District Census Mailer — to addresses in Bozeman, Montana, and informed recipients that "Your Participation is Urgently Needed," with instructions such as "Do Not Destroy Official Document," and "return your Census Document." Sent in late September, the forms told recipients to return by Oct. 15. In their letter, The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and The Native American Rights Fund argue that the mailers violate the Prevent Deceptive Census Look Alike Mailings Act and could sow confusion among Native American communities in the state..... The RNC form includes questions about political party affiliation, foreign election interference and if they plan to support Trump in the 2020 election, among other topics. It also asks for donations to the RNC and the Trump re-election campaign ranging from $25 to $1,000. If they are unable to pay those amounts, it urges recipients to send $15 to "help pay for the costs of processing my Census Document." "This creates a fear among individuals and communities that they must respond to the official Census, and it is likely that many will view the mailing as just that — because it says it is," the letter said. "Furthermore, the letter solicits a contribution..... https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/civil-rights-groups-slam-rnc-fraudulent-census-mailers-montana-residents-n1068401?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma
  3. "House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) yesterday announced that Republicans would be bundling a Planned Parenthood defunding bill in with their Obamacare repeal. Today, Planned Parenthood activists showed up to Ryan’s office with an 87,000 signature petition protesting the efforts to cripple the beloved reproductive healthcare bill. Instead of accepting it, the spineless coward had a team of six security guards remove them from the building..... http://occupydemocrats.com/2017/01/06/paul-ryan-just-sent-security-team-constituents/
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    Trump vs Turkey & Kurdish allies....

    Andrea Mitchell @mitchellreports · 2h Read the fine print: Turkey gets Syrian Kurd land he’s wanted for years. Kurdish fighters have to disarm and get out. Russia gains influence. ISIS does what it wants. Trump cancels sanctions on Turkey. Art of the deal!!! If you are Erdogan
  5. Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump As I have stated strongly before, and just to reiterate, if Turkey does anything that I, in my great and unmatched wisdom, consider to be off limits, I will totally destroy and obliterate the Economy of Turkey (I’ve done before!). They must, with Europe and others, watch over... ....the captured ISIS fighters and families. The U.S. has done far more than anyone could have ever expected, including the capture of 100% of the ISIS Caliphate. It is time now for others in the region, some of great wealth, to protect their own territory. THE USA IS GREAT!
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    TCM Premieres

    tonight 10-17 for Ghost Stories......... 3:45 AM (ET) B/W - 100 m Kuroneko (1968) Synopsis: the spirits of a woman and her daughter-in-law seek revenge after losing their lives to a brutal incident. Dir: Kaneto Shindo Cast: Kichiemon Nakamura , Nobuko Otowa , Kiwako Taichi ...one of those glacially beautiful, stylized exercises in supernatural themes that the Japanese excel in." As a protg of the revered director Kenji Mizoguchi, Shindo adopted his master's sympathy for the plight of women. Gender politics enter into the ghost story, as defenseless women return from the dead to exact a bloody revenge. .. Reviewers praised Kaneto Shindo's stylized, genuinely frightening tale of horror. The unsettling film contrasts beautiful images against convincing gore makeup and accompanies its fright scenes with strange sound effects that blend with Hikaru Hayashi's music score. ...... http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/80499/Kuroneko/articles.html
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    TCM Premieres

    Wed., 4-9 under "Fan Programmers" (picked by Glenn Taranto) 12:00 AM (times ET) 93 min war Went the Day Well? (1942) An English village is occupied by disguised German paratroopers as an advance post for a planned invasion. Dir: [Alberto] Cavalcanti LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW: D: Alberto Cavalcanti. Cast: Leslie Banks, Elizabeth Allan, Frank Lawton, Mervyn Johns, Basil Sydney, David Farrar, Marie Lohr, C.V. France, Thora Hird. "Wartime melodrama laced with humor about Germans invading a rural British community. Too sly and well written to be dismissed as mere propaganda; a most intriguing time capsule. Screenplay by John Dighton, Angus MacPhail, and Diana Morgan from a Graham Greene story. And remember: this story, told as a flashback at the end of WW2, was actually made at its peak, when the outcome was far from certain." Article here: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/75467/Went-the-Day-Well-/articles.html
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    The Daily Show @TheDailyShow Trump vs. Trump: Kurds Edition
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    The Triumph of Donald Trump

    Matthew Shepard's parents rip AG William Barr over transgender rights “Either you believe in equality for all or you don’t,” Judy and Dennis Shepard told Barr. “We do not honor our son by kowtowing to hypocrisy.” ...... Their letter took Barr and the Trump administration to task for taking the side of employers in the ongoing battle over whether they can legally discriminate against gay and transgender workers. “We find it interesting and hypocritical that he would invite us to this event commemorating a hate crime law named after our son and Mr. Byrd, while, at the same time, asking the Supreme Court to allow the legalized firing of transgender employees,” the Shepards stated in the letter. “Mr. Barr, you cannot have it both ways,” the letter went on. “If you believe that employers should have the right to terminate transgender employees, just because they are transgender, then you believe they are lesser than and not worthy of protection.”....... https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/matthew-shepard-s-parents-rip-ag-william-barr-over-transgender-n1068216?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_np
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    David Jolly @DavidJollyFL · 4h So Pence is announcing that as long as the Kurds flee their villages and homes they won't be bombed or shot at.
  11. @politico Energy Secretary Rick Perry told President Trump today that he would resign his post ------------------------------------------------- @SethAbramson · 38m Trump has to make a very tough call at his Dallas rally tonight: give Perry a shiv in the back as he's on his way out or accept that he needs to maintain good relations with all three of the "Three Amigos" involved in illegally negotiating an impeachable quid pro quo with Ukraine
  12. Giuliani: State Department official should 'step forward,' 'I wasn't operating on my own' President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani on Thursday called on Kurt Volker, the U.S. special representative to Ukraine, and other State Department officials to say that they directed Giuliani to meet with Ukrainian officials in the wake of a whistleblower complaint released Thursday on Trump and Giuliani’s contacts with Ukraine. Giuliani appeared to share text messages from Volker in an appearance on Fox News Thursday night. One encouraged Giuliani to call him to “brief you more about [Ukrainian President Volodymyr] Zelensky dynamic,” and another “connected” Giuliani with Andriy Yermak, a Zelensky aide. “He should step forward and explain what he did,” Giuliani told Fox News host Laura Ingraham. “The whistleblower falsely alleges that I was operating on my own. Well, I wasn’t operating on my own.” “I went to meet Mr. Zelensky’s aide at the request of the State Department,” Giuliani continued. He said Volker requested that he meet with Yermak just days before the July 25 call between Trump and Zelensky,...... https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/463340-giuliani-state-department-official-should-step-forward-i-wasnt
  13. POLITICO @politico · 19m Mark Zuckerberg attempted to do something today he has so far struggled to accomplish — assert that Facebook is making society better by giving people a free platform for all kinds of content, from their weddings to their acrimonious political views ---------------------------------------------- The meaning behind Mark Zuckerberg’s aggressive plea for ‘free expression’ "..... his speech contained messages for detractors on all sides: He reminded liberals of their history, by citing the First Amendment’s value to civil rights and anti-war activists. He said Facebook has no interest in censoring political speech, addressing a major complaint of conservatives who feel squelched on social media. He even shouted out to the landmark 1964 Supreme Court case that eased the threat of libel suits for the news media, an industry that has been lobbying Congress to lessen big internet companies’ stranglehold on the digital ad market. Story Continued Below The big question: Will it work? .......The short version of Zuckerberg's message: "People in power often roll back human rights when times get tough and scary. Don't be those people." But the CEO is on potentially treacherous ground if people think he's trying to liken his hugely profitable corporation to a hero like Martin Luther King........ Zuckerberg addresses the elephant in the room: Facebook profits from having more relaxed rules for political advertising. The company has already pocketed more than $50 million from 2020 candidates running ads on its platform, according to figures compiled by POLITICO. Even though that amount might just be a "small part" of Facebook's business, as Zuckerberg notes, it still calls into question the notion that it's willingness to greenlight nearly all political ads is rooted purely in high-minded ideals. ....... https://www.politico.com/news/2019/10/17/zuckerberg-georgetown-speech-050110
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Yamiche Alcindor @Yamiche · 14m Mick Mulvaney today. At 12:30 pm: "Did he also mention to me the corruption related to the DNC server? Absolutely. No question about it. At 6 pm: “There never was any condition on the flow of the aid related to the matter of the DNC server.”
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    @RichardEngel explains why the US-brokered cease fire is a terrible deal for the Kurds - and the Kurds now say that the deal VP Pence announced is not the deal they agreed to. https://www.msnbc.com/mtp-daily/watch/garrett-haake-reports-on-impeachment-and-news-from-syria-richard-engel-reports-from-syria-71507013521?cid=sm_npd_ms_tw_ma " The kurds lost their homeland in Syria which they fought for with US forces in the battle agaist Isis, losing 11 thousand of their men and women. Tonight they were sold out by Trump who says he saved millions of lives. It will be remembered by the kurds as the greatest betrayal. "
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    The Triumph of Donald Trump

    John Harwood @JohnJHarwood Mulvaney concedes that Trump’s desire to investigate “DNC server” was part of the reason Ukraine aide was held up reporter: so it was a quid pro quo Mulvaney: we do that all the time. get over it. politics is going to be involved in foreign policy elections do have consequences ================================= Bradley P. Moss @BradMossEsq · 4h How bad is the evidence coming out of these depositions that Mulvaney literally decided to go before the press corps and say “yeah, there was a quid pro who, so what, impeach him, see if we care”?
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    The Triumph of Donald Trump

    Richard Engel @RichardEngel · 3h The kurds lost their homeland in Syria which they fought for, with US forces in the battle agaist Isis, losing 11 thousand of their men and women. Tonight they were sold out by Trump who says he saved millions of lives. It will be remembered by the kurds as the greatest betrayal.
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    The Triumph of Donald Trump

    Trump Sent Attorney General Barr to Rome In Search of a Deep State Plot. Italian Intelligence Says There’s Nothing There. ..... the efforts to undermine the Mueller investigation reveal the degree to which Trump has integrated conspiracy theories and unfounded assertions into U.S. foreign relations. ...... https://theintercept.com/2019/10/17/mueller-investigation-joseph-mifsud-italy/
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Tina Cullison @HeartSmileFarms Replying to @atrupar After Pence said they agreed to a ceasefire, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says, “This is not a ceasefire. We will pause the operation for 120 hours in order for the terrorists to leave. We will only stop the operation if our conditions are met.”
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    The Triumph of Donald Trump

    'He lied.’ Ohio voters struggle after Trump promised jobs Voters in industrial northeast Ohio have not forgotten a particular promise President Donald Trump made when he visited the region soon after taking office. Manufacturing jobs are “all coming back,” Trump said. “Don’t move. Don’t sell your house.” “He lied,” said Trish Amato, who worked at a General Motors plant in the area that stopped production earlier this year “He told everybody it’s all coming back,” said Amato. “It’s not. It’s harder and harder to find a job.” Amato, who voted for Trump in 2016 but is having misgivings about supporting him next year, is one of hundreds of workers at the Lordstown plant who lost their jobs, and in many cases sold their homes and left the region,... https://www.pbs.org/newshour/economy/he-lied-ohio-voters-struggle-after-trump-promised-jobs
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    Trump vs Turkey & Kurdish allies....

    NBC News @NBCNews · 1h VP Pence asserts that the US has been in contact today with Kurdish forces, and the US received assurances that "they'll be moving out" and they welcome a ceasefire in order to withdraw from "the safe zone." see: https://twitter.com/NBCNews/status/1184888412819677184 Pence said Turkey had agreed to stop military operations for 120 hours in Syria to allow the Kurds to withdraw. After the Kurdish forces leave, Turkey has committed to a permanent cease-fire but is under no obligation to withdraw its troops..... Pence said Washington will impose no further sanctions on Turkey once there is a ceasefire in northern Syria, and that it will withdraw existing sanctions once the Turkish military operation is done. ----------------------------- Turkish foreign minister says agreement was reached with the US for Turkish forces to control the "safe zone" in northern Syria, and Turkish forces are "pausing the operation," not a "ceasefire," because, he asserts, "ceasefires can be done only between two legitimate sides."
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    Trump vs Turkey & Kurdish allies....

    @AJEnglish · 1h Replying to @AJEnglish • US and Turkey agree to ceasefire in Syria • Turkey will halt military operations for 120 hours to allow YPG withdrawal • US to halt sanctions Follow the latest updates: https://aje.io/thp6g 'Tough love' made the Turkish-US deal over Ankara's Syria operation happen, tweeted US President Trump......... ....Trump added the Kurds were happy with the deal. Heaping praise on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Trump said: "He's a hell of a leader. He did the right thing. I have great respect for the president." Full text of joint Turkey-US statement... https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/10/turkey-military-operation-syria-latest-updates-191017051518215.html
  23. Joe Biden’s Mysterious Claim That He Whipped Votes for the CFPB ......After Biden said on stage that he was the only one who had gotten big things done, Warren noted that she had ushered into being the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, over the objections of Wall Street and many in her own party. Related Joe Biden, in Stumbling Debate Performance, Claims Credit for Elizabeth Warren’s Signature Achievement Biden objected. “I agreed with the great job she did, and I went on the floor and got you votes,” he said, his voice raised, pointing at Warren. “I got votes for that bill. I convinced people to vote for it. So let’s get those things straight too.” When Warren was asked to respond, a look of anger washed over her face. She paused, and said, very deliberately, “I am deeply grateful to President Obama, who fought so hard to make sure that agency was passed into law, and I am deeply grateful to every single person who fought for it and who helped pass it into law.” Biden, however, was not one of those people, according to numerous sources who were involved in the fight over the CFPB’s creation. He did, however, offer Warren a verbal pat on the head at the end of the exchange on Tuesday. “You did a hell of a job in your job,” he said. “Thank you,” Warren deadpanned....... https://theintercept.com/2019/10/16/joe-biden-elizabeth-warren-debate-cfpb/
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Keith Boykin @keithboykin · 2h Holding the G7 summit at Trump's Doral Resort violates Article 1, Section 9 of the U.S. Constitution (the emoluments clause). This is illegal, wrong, corrupt and impeachable.

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