February 19th – 2017 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #31

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1,636 Responses to February 19th – 2017 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #31

  1. NE Korup says:

    “London Mayor: ‘Cruel’ Trump Should be Denied State Visit”

    London is now a “no-go” zone for patriotic Americans, IMHO. Sadiq Khan hates us, so what to do about that Summer Vacation to Europe? (for those who can afford such luxuries as a European vacation) – Any ideas? Czech Republic, Poland, Slovenia?

    http://www.newsmax.com/World/Europe/EU-Britain-Mayor-Trump/2017/02/19/id/774439/

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  2. Cow wow says:

    Internet-Regulating FEC Commissioner to Resign
    Democratic commissioner has been no-show from public meetings since early December

    BY: Joe Schoffstall
    February 19, 2017 12:45 pm
    Washington Free Beacon
    A Democratic Federal Election Commission official who pushed to regulate the internet and has been absent from public meetings for months is resigning, according to an announcement.

    Ann Ravel, who wanted to regulate political speech on the internet from websites such as the Drudge Report, announced Sunday that she is stepping down from her post.

    “It’s been an honor to serve the FEC. I’m committed to transparency – here’s my resignation letter to Donald Trump,” Ravel tweeted on Sunday morning.

    Ravel attached her resignation letter to President Donald Trump, which focused on asking Trump to prioritize campaign finance reform.

    “I respectfully urge you to prioritize campaign finance reform to remedy the significant problems identified during the last election cycle,” the letter says. “Disclosure laws need to be strengthened; the mistaken jurisprudence of Citizens United reexamined; public financing of candidates ought to be expanded to reduce reliance on the wealthy; and Commissioners who will carry out the mandates of the law should be appointed to expired terms at the FEC. Thank you very much.”

    Ravel’s resignation will be effective March 1.

    The Democratic commissioner has come under fire on numerous occasions in the past due to her desire to regulate online political speech—actions some viewed as targeting conservative websites.

    Ravel has also been a no-show from FEC public meetings in recent months, phoning it in from California after being passed up for the attorney general spot in the state. During one meeting, Ravel seemed so distant that the Democratic chair of the commission asked if she was awake.

    Despite Ravel’s absence from the meetings, she attempted to call for a special meeting that would allow a vote on whether or not she could attend a foreign-funded junket to Ecuador to observe their elections.

    After being contacted by the Washington Free Beacon seeking comment on the demand, Ravel’s special counsel said that Ravel had reversed her decision to participate in the trip. If Ravel did not rescind her demand and the trip were approved, she would currently be in Ecuador.

    “Ravel had become a frequent no-show at Commission meetings since late last year, phoning into 4 public meetings (one from a train) and completely skipping two executive sessions in January,” a source close to the Commission said in an emailed statement. “That did not stop her, however, from requesting a special meeting to obtain Commission approval to travel to Ecuador, at foreign expense, a request she later withdrew after the Free Beacon wrote about the matter.”

    Ravel was first appointed to the FEC by President Barack Obama in 2013 and chaired the commission in 2015.

    Ravel did not immediately return a request for comment on her resignation.

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  3. angryduc says:

    McCain/Hillary/Obama’s illegal covert war included cutting off water to 1.5 million citizens of Syria, which may be “the single greatest terror act in human history”

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    • Cow wow says:

      It’s amazing how much a true press could have covered and did not.

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    • quintrillion says:

      I recall reading an article about the bombing the US was doing in Syria in 2014 when it was supposedly bombing isis. No, the US was bombing the infrastructure in Syria which was a cause for the people of Syria to flee to Turkey.

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    • So is this what President Trump was referring to at Saturday’s rally? The press has been mocking him for referring to a non-existent event. Since he has intel info before everyone else does, perhaps this is it?

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      • angryduc says:

        It’s a complicated world. The article the professor wrote was written in October. That would be after Wiki leaks disclosed the actions of our Government with out our sanction. We learn what these dangerous knights of the oligarchs do months after they happen.

        For instance, we now know thanks to Wikileaks that the chemical weapons used against the Syrian people came from Libya where they had lain silent since Sadaam Husien had to get them out of his country despite the fact Rumsfeld sold those weapons to him before becoming part of our Government.

        US is hated because everyone knows this but our people. We live in the very society described to many Americans as we grew up that is devoid of a free press that is on par with the corporate owned government press.

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  4. Howie says:

    Brace for RINOCORN attack.

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  5. Bubba says:

    Is Katie Walsh the leaker? Is Reince Priebus an issue that needs to be investigated more?

    http://redstatewatcher.com/article.asp?id=64040

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  6. heidi says:

    I subscribed! “We Are The Champions”-Joy Villa and Beau Jarred LIVE

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  7. Lumina says:

    Why is she commenting? Who is running her Twitter? I hope Juanita reminds her of her family history again or one of her father’s other victims about the rapes in Sweden.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4239976/Chelsea-Clinton-mocks-Donald-Trump-fake-Sweden-attack.html

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  8. Joe Knuckles says:

    Here’s an article about the “Black Bloc” protesters that started in Oakland in 2003. I have always thought that was what Valerie Jarrett was referring to when she said Van Jones had been “doing wonderful things out in Oakland” before Obama gave him a job in his administration. That guy is really bad news.
    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-black-bloc-20170212-story.html

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    • Cow wow says:

      I bet it goes back ever further than the 1970’s in Germany. David Horowitz has been talking about this to anyone who would listen for at least a decade.
      It needs to be branded a domestic terror association and stopped.
      Thank you for the post. Hope everyone reads it.
      War

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  9. truthandjustice says:

    Re Katie Walsh, the more I find out, the more I believe it’s true and gives me a headache. Look who she’s connected to:
    Maggie Habberman, who is being investigated for collusion with Kate Walsh, was previously exposed in the Podesta email leaks
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/02/breaking-report-white-house-deputy-chief-staff-nevertrumper-kate-walsh-source-leaks/

    It seems apart from having been chief of staff to Reince Priebus at RNC, Mike Shields, to whom Katie Walsh is engaged, has been the recent president of Jewish Norm Coleman’s American Action Network, the primary Neo Con cash cow for GOPe. (Coleman is a YUGE NeverTrumper)

    Mike Shields:
    “Mike Shields, the top aide at the Republican National Committee and a veteran political operative, is leaving the party committee to helm a super PAC dedicated to preserving and expanding the party’s House majority.
    Shields has been appointed president of both the American Action Network, a 501(c)4 organization focused on issue advocacy, and its sister super PAC, the Congressional Leadership Fund. … stepping down as chief of staff at the RNC, where he is being replaced by Katie Walsh, who had been the party committee’s finance director.
    The move will put Shields at the center of policy debates on Capitol Hill, where Republicans now control both chambers, and of congressional campaigns in the 2016 presidential election year, ..

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2015/01/28/veteran-operative-mike-shields-is-leaving-rnc-to-helm-house-super-pac/?utm_term=.7170ab3a51b8

    Norm Coleman’s American Action Network:
    Norm Coleman – Wikipedia
    Coleman currently serves on the America Abroad Media advisory board.

    America Abroad Media:
    On their site, there is a humongous “Vote for CMD – Your Vote Helps Fight Trump..”

    Look who is also on Advisory Board! NWO people (CFR, etc.)
    http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/America_Abroad_Media

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  11. SharonKinDC says:

    Lame Cherry isn’t everyones cup of tea…and I waffle in my opinion. That said, this is a VERY INTERESTING piece which connects serpent Ben Rhodes w/ James Baker…with whom Pence enjoyed the Super Bowl, then brought that cabal to the WH to peddle their carbon tax BS.

    http://lamecherry.blogspot.com/2017/02/rhodes-hard-and-put-away-pence.html?m=0

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    • singingsoul says:

      SharonKinDC ” Lame Cherry isn’t everyones cup of tea…and I waffle in my opinion. That said, this is a VERY INTERESTING piece which connects serpent Ben Rhodes w/ James Baker…with whom Pence enjoyed the Super Bowl, then brought that cabal to the WH to peddle their carbon tax BS.”

      Did they get anyplace…? Did POTUS bite…?

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    • Joan says:

      Just read that LC column. Difficult to find anything wrong in what she says. Just hope President Trump can survive all this.

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    • Marygrace Powers says:

      Yes Sharon/ Thought it was fascinating and
      posted it yesterday/ Sure makes you wonder
      about Pence and the Bush cabal/

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      • SharonKinDC says:

        It also makes me question Pence’s wisdom. Let’s say he’s not a nefarious agent…then he isn’t very bright. Of all the things on Trump’s busy schedule, making room for snake Baker to peddle his crap carbon tax is silly…it had to be Pence foisting it on Trump…and it only further links Pence w/ the Baker cabal.

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  12. NHVoter says:

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  13. black caucus decided to meet with trump

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  14. Eric Kennedy says:

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  15. my reply to spicer!

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  16. Thorfinnr says:

    Greg Gutfield on Fox just cracked me up. Compared Democrats to uptight school marms. Said Trump is like the Ramones, and the Democrats are like Air Supply (All Out Of Love). LOL

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  17. NHVoter says:

    What an ignorant fool.

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  18. Concerned Virginian says:

    My apologies if this has already been discussed, so many great comments to read!
    MSNBC this afternoon (I was stuck watching for a few moments) had a “poll” of “REPUBLICANS” from Microsoft claiming that 93% OF REPUBLICANS said that President Trump was LYING at the rally in Florida yesterday; in this “poll”, only 7% OF REPUBLICANS said that he was telling the truth about his first month in office as President.

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  19. Pam says:

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  20. burnett044 says:

    about Chelsea…

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  21. Pam says:

    FYI: Spicer’s official press secretary twitter feed is posted at the top of the page under the POTUS banner along with the official accounts for POTUS and VP but if you missed them:

    https://twitter.com/POTUS
    https://twitter.com/VP
    https://twitter.com/PressSec

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  22. freeperjim says:

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  23. Cow wow says:

    A little more on Gorsuch
    “Gorsuch Appears Deeply Concerned With Growth Of Agency Power”
    http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/19/gorsuch-appears-deeply-concerned-with-growth-of-agency-power/

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  24. This video by a former CIA officer says Priebus is an enabler and cover-upper of pedophilia! Wikileaks is going to take down the Republican party. He also said the reason Flynn was fired was because he has a high-level list of pedophiles and Pence’s best friend is on the list. With Pizzagate and all the other pedophelia arrests going on around the world this is just mind boggling. The evil is just so bad it is hard to wrap your mind around it.

    http://stateofthenation2012.com/?p=66454

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  25. Dora says:

    Congratulations Eric!

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  26. mustang4176 says:

    FYI; Anyone confused why McCain is taking on President Trump?
    I’m a USAF Vietnam Vet from the same time McCain served. I was not a POW.
    The North Vietnamese called McCain ‘The Songbird.’ There is no evidence he was Ever tortured by the enemy. His injuries were a result of not properly ejecting from his aircraft.
    He was a Rat in Nam, and has never changed. Kerry has that same title.

    Of course McCain is going to take on truth speaking President Trump. McCain’s false legacy depends on him keeping the truth hidden.

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    • readygo137 says:

      Said it before but TRUMP should release his WAR record to the public. McShame has been hiding these for years for a reason. He needs public exposure and then all will know he is a disgrace .

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      • piper567 says:

        Remember early on in TRUMP’s candidacy when he said, referring to McCain, that he liked the ones who did not get caught? Remember what a sh&%tstorm resulted re the hallowed Senator from AZ?
        Wanna bet TRUMP has known about McCain’s deception from the beginning?
        Won’t it be fun to watch how this traitor is brought down?
        Drain the Swamp.

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    • BobW462 says:

      “His injuries were a result of not properly ejecting from his aircraft.”

      You’d think that the traitor would have at least learned how to properly eject, since he clearly never mastered carrier landings.

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    • truthandjustice says:

      I also read where his incompetence caused 5 plane crashes. Pres. Trump knows all that and that’s why re McCain, he’d rather have someone who wasn’t captured (or something like that) and everyone criticized him for talking that way about this great “hero”.
      Problem is most Americans don’t know and that’s why he got in so much trouble. I just keep hoping that someday soon all these deceitful things can be brought out for all to see.

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  27. slowly draining!

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  28. Martin says:

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  29. bessie2003 says:

    This has been the most Incredible first month – not only of the Trump Administration, but for the country as a whole! High, Lows, Highs, not sure if the press will be able to handle it but I sure wonder what the next 30 days will bring!

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  30. NYGuy54 says:

    My cousin was at the rally yesterday

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  31. I got a feeling from yesterday’s rally “We Won” get ready for bloody Pesidents Day

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  32. Howie says:

    If any Treeps are in the flood plain of Oroville. Get yrr good stuff and bust out,

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  33. coltlending says:

    So far not much significant substantiation, but just read the Signal Intel leaker may be Katie Walsh working with Magie Haberman.

    If that proves out, boy would that be some coinkydinky and boy would it show this Administration is a fine tuned machine, given how fast they found the rat.

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  34. Just Scott says:

    “The prospects of a quick Obamacare repeal are sinking fast”
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2017/02/19/the-prospects-of-a-quick-obamacare-repeal-are-sinking-fast/

    WOOO HOOO!!! Since WaPoo says there is only a 35% chance of repeal by April 30th, that is a TOTAL LOCK that Our President Mr. Trump will sign the repeal ahead of schedule (and under budget)!!! FINALLY, OBAMACARE GONE!!!

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  35. thetrain2016 says:

    I’m puzzled about the hysteria and speculations surrounding Reince Priebus. Ask a simple question. What Priebus can gain from undermining Trump?

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    • Athena the Warrior says:

      Doing the bidding for his Koch brothers puppet masters. Remember, he’s good friends with other Koch puppets Paul Ryan and Scott Walker. The Koch brothers are not good people. Their funding is to control people or in the past, the Tea Party movement when it first got going.

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      • thetrain2016 says:

        To accuse someone with being so stupid is beyond unimaginable. If your conspiracy theory is real, Priebus is risking serious time in prison. Beside that, you’re accusing Trump with total incompetence by not seeing the enemy within.

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    • cjzak says:

      And really, why would Pres. Trump hire him in the first place for that particular job which is so close to the President? Just to have a leaker or link to the opposition repubs? Not sure I am ready to buy that. If he’s done something against the Pres., he will be fired, imo.

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  36. I made a tribute page for yesterday’s rally.

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  37. Was really odd that there is no video of Diamond and Silk firing up the crowd yesterday. Right Side had their segment buried in their large upload but it was really blurry. I pulled the audio and upped it. If you missed it you have to hear it. It was absolutely devastating

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    • coldsnap says:

      Great! They were on fire… no fear. Thanks for all of your efforts!

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    • Pam says:

      I was a little surprised too. I did find some phone audio uploaded to youtube late last night but this sounds fantastic. Usually, at some point, video of their appearance at the rallies eventually end up be posted on their youtube channel.

      Thanks Dave! 🙂

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  38. rumpole2 says:

    CNN
    #VeryFakeNews

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  39. rumpole2 says:

    After the rollicking success of “A Day without (illegal) Immigrants”, I’d like to see #BLM promote

    A Day Without Dindus

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