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The Triumph of Donald Trump

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10 hours ago, jakeem said:

.@realDonaldTrump was not elected by the citizens of this great country ... about 3 million more of them chose @HillaryClinton ... he was elected by an undemocratic and obsolete Electoral College. A president is supposed to represent all Americans, not just his immoral minority.

 That's telling it like it is.

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9 hours ago, TheCid said:

Nippy, Trump dislikes the common man more than anyone else.  You ever see him invite them to his resorts, his NYC home or similar?  No.  You ever see him visiting the common man other than for a PR stunt?  No.  Does he actually give any of his "9 Billion dollars" to help the common man?  No.

Trump has learned how to manipulate the common man and they are too dumb to realize it.  



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Trump Orders Thousands Back to Work Without Pay to Blunt Shutdown Disruption

The Trump administration has ordered thousands of furloughed federal employees back to work without pay to inspect planes, issue tax refunds, monitor food safety and facilitate the sale of offshore oil drilling rights.


The efforts in recent days illustrate how President Donald Trump is trying to limit the impact of the partial government shutdown and shield favored industries as the funding impasse thwarts the deployment of new aircraft, stock offerings and even craft beers. The Obama administration took the opposite approach in 2013 by erecting barricades around open-air monuments and largely closing national parks -- then leveraging public anger to blame Republicans for halted government services.

Critics say the Trump administration is skirting federal law by continuing some functions amid the political stalemate between congressional Democrats and Trump over whether to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. A 149-year-old law bars agencies from spending money Congress hasn’t given to them, with only limited exceptions for “emergencies involving the safety of human life or the protection of property.”


“This administration is being creative in its ability to break the law and test the boundaries,” said Sam Berger, a senior adviser at the Center for American Progress who worked at the Office of Management and Budget under former President Barack Obama.

“They are really walking up to and past that line,” Berger said. “It’s clear they are making political calls, and they aren’t letting decisions be dictated by sound management, by the law or by really anything other than the next 10 minutes of news coverage and how they can win the day.”

The responsibility for prosecuting violations of the 1870 Antideficiency Act falls to the Justice Department -- and no one’s ever been hauled to court to account for flouting the law. It’s not clear if anyone else would have standing to challenge agency spending and activities that continue amid a shutdown.

Paychecks for some 800,000 government employees have been halted amid the lapse in federal funding, including about 420,000 who have been forced to work anyway. Trump is scheduled to sign legislation on Wednesday that would provide government employees with back pay after the shutdown ends.

The Trump administration is calling back some 46,000 furloughed employees, according to an updated contingency plan released Tuesday, with many put to work issuing tax refunds even though the Treasury Department previously decided a shutdown would bar the activity.

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13 hours ago, Gershwin fan said:

The Trump administration has ordered thousands of furloughed federal employees back to work without pay

I just heard about an article saying that if the shutdown goes to 30 days - it's at 25 now - Trump may be able to downsize the federal bureaucracy permanently.

Wow. Just wow.

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15 hours ago, jakeem said:

Fox News doesn't want Trump to end the shutdown. Instead, Fox personalities are doing everything they can to keep him from backing down, spinning out new strategies that they assure the president will succeed, evidence to the contrary be damned. http://mm4a.org/4Po 


Fox News Knows Best

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5 hours ago, jakeem said:

Former first lady Michelle Obama's "Becoming" has had the longest run at No. 1 on Amazon's list of best-selling books since "Fifty Shades of Grey" came out in 2012 https://cnn.it/2FCyfKi 



5 hours ago, jakeem said:

Brian Stelter Retweeted CNN Business

I wrote this story because I don't think people realize just HOW big "Becoming" is. A much bigger seller than any Trump-related book in the past year.

The art of selling books

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Thousands more migrant kids separated from parents under Trump than previously reported

A government report says thousands more migrant children were separated from parents under Trump than reported and whether they were reunified is unknown.




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NPR PoliticsVerified account @nprpolitics 1h1 hour ago


A new NPR/Marist/@NewsHour poll finds President Trump is losing support among:

-suburban men

-white evangelicals

-white men without a college degree


Poll: Trump Approval Down, Slips With Base


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5 minutes ago, mr6666 said:

Mikel JollettVerified account @Mikel_Jollett 3h3 hours ago


Just so we're clear,

Trump is saying the person who is 2nd IN LINE to the Presidency can't visit troops during the shutdown

but he is STILL sending the Secretary of the Treasury to Davos


to meet with Russian oligarch, Oleg Deripaska.


NBC NewsVerified account @NBCNews 17m17 minutes ago


JUST IN: President Trump cancels his delegation's trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, WH says.


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4 minutes ago, mr6666 said:

NBC NewsVerified account @NBCNews 17m17 minutes ago


JUST IN: President Trump cancels his delegation's trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, WH says.


Jim AcostaVerified account @Acosta 3h3 hours ago


A WH official has told the WH pool that Trump's move is "not a response" to Pelosi.


Fact check: Yeah right. :rolleyes:

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POLITICOVerified account @politico 26m26 minutes ago


Five-term Pennsylvania Rep. Tom Marino is retiring this month,

less than three weeks into his new term


He was first elected to the House in 2010, and was one of Trump’s earliest boosters in Congress, backing him in the GOP primary and contributing to his electoral success in Pennsylvania.

Marino was nominated in 2017 to be the White House’s federal drug czar, a post tasked in part with crafting a response to the opioid crisis, but withdrew after a damning report from The Washington Post and “60 Minutes” showed that

he advocated for legislation that would make it harder for the Drug Enforcement Administration to freeze suspicious opioid shipments, a win for drug distributors.


....will step down Jan. 23 to take a job in the private sector, he said.


“Having spent over two decades serving the public, I have chosen to take a position in the private sector where I can use both my legal and business experience to create jobs around the nation,” Marino said in a statement....


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1 hour ago, jakeem said:

Ted Lieu Retweeted BuzzFeed News

Another bombshell story. @realDonaldTrump directed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow.



1 hour ago, jakeem said:

BREAKING: President Trump personally directed his longtime attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow in order to obscure his involvement.

Trump supported a plan to visit Russia during the presidential campaign in order to personally meet President Vladimir Putin and jumpstart the tower negotiations.

“Make it happen,” two law enforcement sources say Trump told Cohen.

Sources also say Trump, along with his children Ivanka and Donald Jr., received regular, detailed updates about the project from Cohen, even as Trump told the public he had no business deals with Russia.



 No one is above the law.

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The President Can’t Stop Talking About Carnage

Donald Trump’s grim view of the world was obvious from the day he was inaugurated.

"......Throughout his presidency, Trump has imparted a grim assessment of the country’s purpose and welfare. In this, he stands out among American presidents, a group that has tended to take a sunnier view of things.

Ronald Reagan saw “morning in America.” George H. W. Bush vowed to “keep America moving forward.” Bill Clinton imagined a bridge to the future. George W. Bush displayed an uncomplicated patriotism. Barack Obama was full of hope.

And then there is Trump. Trump, whose Twitter feed quakes with anger, whose response to school gun violence is to arm teachers, whose campaign slogan can imagine a bright future for this country only by reaching back into its past.

Read: An American president bends to the demands of terror

But his darkest appraisals have been reserved for the situation America faces at its borders, where men and women and children are attempting to enter the country. There are other ways to see this story, to see a country that is a beacon, that draws people in with the hope of something better. Even those who advocate for stricter immigration laws have typically focused their concerns on how immigrants affect wages or employment.

Trump has a more violent read: Immigrants are a threat to American lives........



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3 hours ago, jakeem said:


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OMG..........ya NEVER wanna threaten American's Guns or FOOTBALL!!  :lol:


Government shutdown could impact the super bowl

Yahoo Finance VideoJanuary 17, 2019

Georgia officials are expressing concern over the government shutdown having an affect on the super bowl. The big game is being held in Atlanta this year and the shortage of TSA employees could have a major impact on travel during super bowl weekend...........


& https://www.politico.com/story/2019/01/19/events-could-end-government-shutdown-1115525



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well he tried but it's no good. mind you these are the bleeperbleepers who say that the GOP doan care about anybody but they do.

so be it. our hero's conscience is clear now....

let it be on there heads. now trump will declare a nat'l emergency or maybe let Nancy and her brood stew for 2 or 3 or even 4 months, meanwhile our great nat'l parks will get even more unsanitary but if that's the way Nancy and steny want it, trump will indulge them.


lets see how long their constituents can last. 4 months from now they could get mighty itchy.



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16 minutes ago, Princess of Tap said:

Kid holding sign related to The Police song,  Every Breath You Take

Yea,  he is just a kid,  but it looks like his parents are as well;

That song is about a man that is very controlling (at best),  or a stalker.    

This woman,   Maddie is a moron.

Clearly NOT a song to use for a Women's march.   Here is what Sting had to say about it:

I woke up in the middle of the night with that line in my head, sat down at the piano and had written it in half an hour. The tune itself is generic, an aggregate of hundreds of others, but the words are interesting. It sounds like a comforting love song. I didn't realise at the time how sinister it is. I think I was thinking of Big Brother, surveillance and control.

He insists it is about the obsession with a lost lover, and the jealousy and surveillance that follow. "One couple told me 'Oh we love that song; it was the main song played at our wedding!' I thought, 'Well, good luck.'"[12] When asked why he appears angry in the music video, Sting told BBC Radio 2, "I think the song is very, very sinister and ugly and people have actually misinterpreted it as being a gentle little love song, when it's quite the opposite."[13]

PS:   are their people marching with signs related to the Lennon song Run For Your Life?????


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