April 3rd – 2017 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #74

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1,184 Responses to April 3rd – 2017 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #74

  1. Bull Durham says:

    Within hours of the tragedy in St. Petersburg, Putin visited the Metro station and laid flowers in memory of the deceased and injured.

    There were reports in the West’s MSM earlier that he was “leaving the city for safety reasons”.

    Not Vlad. This is home. Historic city of the longest siege in modern history of the world.
    This is where the Germans expended and ruined their army trying to kill all the Russians.
    Folks don’t scare. And this act by Putin is more than gesture. It’s leadership.

    http://www.itv.com/news/update/2017-04-03/vladimir-putin-lays-flowers-at-st-petersburg-memorial/

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  2. citizen817 says:

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  3. JohnP says:

    The Big Apple has fallen!

    “In the wake of an announcement by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions that he would cut off funding if so-called sanctuary cities did not begin cooperating with the federal government regarding illegal aliens, it has been reported that the New York City Police Department [NYPD] alerts Immigration and Customs Enforcement [ICE] agents if immigrants facing deportation are due to appear in Criminal Court, thereby making it easier for them to be detained by the federal government.”

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-04-03/following-ag-sessions-threat-nyc-no-longer-sanctuary-city

    I wonder who is next?

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    • sunnydaze says:

      NYPD is by-passing De Blasio. They were talking about it on FBN.

      NYPD is a serious Law Enforcement agency, unlike so many of the West Coast PDs.

      Seriously doubt many of the PDs in coastal CA. or WA. will follow NYPDs example of giving the finger to the Mayor and doing their jobs instead.

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      • Mr Snado says:

        I hope WA State is the very last one and it takes the really, really, big hammer to knock some law abiding sense into these morons. I want to hear gov jay inslee’s bell getting rung from sea to shining sea. It’ll be a hollow sound, but volume matters more than tone.

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        • sunnydaze says:

          My sympathies, Mr Snado. Used to live there.

          Not sure how bad it’ll have to get before enough of ’em wake up in W. WA. Hopefully not too much more.

          You could always share the vid. I posted on the previous page (bottom) around to let any antsy illegals know how easy it is to cross into Canada (sorry, Dekester).

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        • SteveInCO says:

          It’ll be the sound of a bag of..er…organic fertilizer being smacked.

          DUNG!!!!

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    • wheatietoo says:

      Too soon to know if they will really comply…or if they are just ‘saying’ that they cooperating, to keep from getting Fed funds cut off.

      Time will tell.

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    • Lucille says:

      Reality Check: Berkeley Votes to Impeach Trump…For Doing His Job
      MRCTV

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  4. JAS says:

    Oh Boy!! What a news day. It shows to go that dimms don’t study history, and the fact that not doing so makes history repeat itself. Here we go again. Obama better stay out of the country because this is going to make Watergate look like a parking ticket!

    LOVE WINNING!

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  7. truthandjustice says:

    I betcha most don’t know that Russia gave us a gift after the tragedy of 9-11 —-

    “As the fifteenth anniversary of that awful, dreadful day of infamy, September 11, 2001, approaches, I could not help but be struck by a most moving gesture of solidarity and friendship from the Russians and their gift to the people of the USA, the Tear Drop Memorial to the Victims of the Tragedy of September 11, 2001 — something I’d not heard about, and am wondering how many other Americans also have not known about nor visited!
    The ten-story tear drop monument, which supposedly cost about $12 Million — not a cheap gift by any standards! — was created by Zurab Tsereteli, a Russian painter, sculptor and architect
    There are rumblings going on about moving the monument. Why? Probably because it’s of Russian origin!

    http://www.activistpost.com/2016/08/russian-president-putin-russias-gift-usa-9-11-tear-drop-monument.html

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    • JAS says:

      I think is about time that WE THE PEOPLE, and mind you, not our governments, express our solidarity WITH THE RUSSIAN PEOPLE. They saved our ass at a great cost of human life in WWII. Had they not died by the tens of millions we would be speaking German.

      We should have a statement signed by as many ordinary people as we can to express this sentiment to the Russian people. A gesture in kind.

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      • truthandjustice says:

        Yes – we need to get the truth out about Russia/Putin as much as we did with the other important issues. It’s our enemies who want us to go to war with Russia. This MUST stop.

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      • daughnworks247 says:

        This statue is beautiful and the pic does not do it justice. It’s enormous and thoughtful. God bless the Russians.

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      • joninmd22 says:

        Who saved whose ass? The Russians partnered with the Germans and divided Poland to start the war in Europe, then stood down as Hitler overran the western countries. Germany didn’t have the capability to invade Great Britain much less cross the Atlantic even without the operation Barbarossa which came later.

        So while the soviets were wasting men’s lives at a prolific rate America was defeating the Japanese along with Australian and commonwealths force in the pacific, supplying the allies with food, arms, and material and providing the lions share of forces in Western Europe. This is not to minimize the efforts of the Russian or the other allied men at arms nor exaggerate Americas contribution. Russia did engage the bulk of the German military and finally overwhelmed them in the east.

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    • progpoker says:

      I had no idea. Thanks for sharing.

      I’ve gotta let @LouiseMensch know that the Russians really have infiltrated the US and long before PDJT. 🙂

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    • SteveInCO says:

      Likewise, I had no idea.

      Bayonne, New Jersey.

      And yes, JAS is right about WWII. In terms of land action body counts, the Soviet/German battles were so enormous everything else–even D-Day–looks like a sideshow. (However, strategic importance doesn’t correlate with body count, so I am NOT minimizing D-Day or anything else Britain and the US did against the Nazis.)

      The big naval and island hopping action was in the Pacific, between the US and Japan. We bore the brunt of that effort, though (again) others contributed.

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      • Bull Durham says:

        The US used the Chinese Nationalist Army to tie down the Japs in SE Asia. Over a million soldiers died. The Chinese on the Mainland were fighting the Japanese occupation forces for years in behalf of the effort that made island-hoping possible. Millions of Mao’s Red Army died in those fights. And at the end of the war in Manchuria, the Soviets went in against the Japanese and slaughtered 80,000 of about one million Japanese soldiers in less than 4 weeks, giving them a taste of the Soviet artillery Germans got in the West of Russia. Recall that northeast China (Harbin, et al) was Russian for sometime and the Japanese had a horrid human rights record for 15 years there (Unit 731). In fact, the Japs and the Russians still have not finalized a surrender peace treaty. That’s why they argue over Kuril Islands.

        So, the US had plenty of help to make MacArthur’s plan work. Russian intervention was decisive in some historians’ view, as much as the atomic bombings. It was a brief war between Soviets and Japs, but it destroyed the hope of the Japanese Army of defending their islands and the Sea of Japan.

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        • SteveInCO says:

          And the Soviets had plenty of help too, material support from the US and UK.

          WWII was a cooperative effort; and I don’t think ANY of the allies could have been spared.

          Incidentally there’s a theory that holds that the reason Japan surrendered was *not* the bomb, but Russia’s entry into the Pacific war. Japan was apparently trying to get the Soviets to mediate a peace treaty, but when the Soviets entered the war against them, they realized they had no “out.” If true, then the nuking was unnecessary, and no invasion would have happened even without the nuking. However, I do NOT hold the US morally culpable for dropping the bombs, because the US did not and could not have known what was going on. Given what we knew dropping the bombs was the correct decision.

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  8. Pam says:

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    • WeThePeople2016 says:

      Something is going on here. There is too much movement on the Healthcare bill. It doesn’t sound like the Leadership (e.g., Brady) wants to work on it though.

      I am wondering if the others (Tuesday Group and HFC) want a vote before they leave for the Easter break. They know that their constituents will be livid when they find out they are only working 8 days in April!

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    • Patriot Lady says:

      Poooleeeese Mr. Swan… House Leadership?!! House Leadership??!
      HOUSE LEADERSHIP??!!!!! There is no such thing as HOUSE LEADERSHIP!

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  9. Pam says:

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    • WeThePeople2016 says:

      Maybe they won’t meet with you Meadows because you are so full of yourself and condescending. That is why they are having a meeting at the WH right now without you!

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  12. wheatietoo says:

    They should send Hillary a bill…for the damage that her flying monkeys did:

    This was at Trump National Golf Club in Virginia.

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  13. Pam says:

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  14. Bull Durham says:

    New suspect. The other one turned himself in. He’s apparently innocent.
    Photos.
    http://politikus.ru/v-rossii/92802-podozrevaemyy-v-terakte-v-peterburge-sdalsya-vzryv-sovershil-smertnik.html

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  16. bflyjesusgrl says:

    I saw this on Fox comments, made me LOL

    “Farkas and Rice……..sounds like a bad meal in prison”

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  17. Pam says:

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    • WeThePeople2016 says:

      This is what he did on the day of the vote, and then the Tuesday Group started pulling their votes. I am starting to think that Meadows is trying to intervene to stop any progress from taking place.

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    • soozword says:

      That sounds bad….

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      • Scotty19541 says:

        actually Obama put this in to give Google, Facebook, and Twitter a monoploy on selling the info. This puts things back the way they were. It is very bad for the globalists at Google, Facebook, and Twitter!

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      • joninmd22 says:

        The FTC still regulates service providers. Having the FCC also do so was to have 2 departments duplicate regulations and reduce competition.

        Don’t fall for liberal talking points.

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    • thetrain2016 says:

      Twisted news, big lie. The law gets rid of the preferential treatment of Obama’s big donors, like Google, Facebook and others. Under Obama’s FCC rules these companies did anything they wanted with consumers’ privacy.

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      • soozword says:

        Thanks for the clarification. Just wish privacy meant something these days. It seems you have to be a super sleuth to foil them.

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        • thetrain2016 says:

          I would add, not too many people pay attention to privacy rights, except when reading news headlines. They’re lazy to read the fine prints when signing cell phone or internet contracts, requesting grocery store discount cards or applying for credit. The government shouldn’t get involved in babysitting the stupid and lazy…

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  30. truthandjustice says:

    Well, I first doubted this renewed try to get the Health Care bill passed but now I wonder. Maybe Pres. Trump decided to continue negotiations behind the scenes and not with Dems as he first said – since if true then, he seems to have changed that and went back to the Freedom Caucus people and Rand Paul…..leaving Ryan, Priebus out of it pretty much. Sen. Gohmert was saying it was Priebus who kept telling Pres. Trump not to make a deal with them when he was wanting to do that. Don’t know if that’s true, but everything now seems to point with a possible deal being made with them. We shall see……

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    • Hollywood Bungalow says:

      The Freedom Circus realized they were on the losing end of this in public opinion so they are now back at the table. In addition, they finally got it thru their collective thick skull that any tax reform package is going to be less robust if a healthcare alternative is not passed first.

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  31. Bull Durham says:

    CCTV many different cameras of blast at St. Petersburg subway

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  32. Martin says:

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  33. Patriot Lady says:

    Hey fellow refugees,
    Some “triple shades” winning from here in the Buckeye state! 😎 😎 😎
    http://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/2017/03/31/ohio-sheriff-calls-on-trump-to-shut-down-businesses-that-hire-illegals.html
    God bless Sheriff Jones!

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  34. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-04-03/dubai-police-arrest-hackers-who-broke-highly-confidential-white-house-emails
    __I wish I knew who the 5 WH staff were!!_

    In a development that could have substantial implications to the ongoing “Russia hacked the US elections” narrative, United Arab Emirates media reports that Dubai police have arrested a group of foreign hackers that targeted five White House officials in an email blackmail scheme.

    The Arabic-language Al Bayan newspaper and the television channel Dubai One reported the arrests on Monday according to AP. Dubai police did not answer repeated calls for comment.

    The Al Bayan quoted Maj. Saud al-Khalidi of Dubai police as saying an “African gang”, broke into the emails of the five senior officials and “got highly confidential information.” He said the U.S. asked Dubai police for assistance. Al-Khalidi said that investigators tracked down the gang to an apartment in the emirate of Ajman and arrested three suspects. Those arrested are between 24 and 26 years of age and had a list of “5 million bank accounts,” as well as hacking software and millions of dollars in assets, he said.

    The major said the three people had entered the UAE on visitor visas a few years ago. The reports did not identify the White House officials targeted. Al-Khalidi reportedly said those suspects would be handed over to the United States for possible criminal trials.

    The U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi did not respond to requests for comment.

    As we await more official details, the google translated report from Al Bayan report is below:

    Dubai Police have arrested an organized African gang that broke the e-mail of senior White House officials in the United States of America, Dr. Saud al-Khalidi, head of information and development at the Dubai Police Department of Investigation and Criminal Investigation, revealed. The intention to sell and exploit the information is the purpose of confidentiality obtained by them.

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  35. Katherine McCoun says:

    Received the below reply due to emails I sent regarding the healthcare bill. He is part of the HFC and was a No on the last go healthcare go around.
    “April 3, 2017

    Thank you for contacting me with regard to healthcare reform and H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act (AHCA). I appreciate having the benefit of your views on this important issue.

    As a physician for over 20 years, I chose to run for office in 2010 in the hopes of achieving comprehensive healthcare reform and a full repeal of Obamacare. I know many of my constituents are disappointed in the initial failed effort to repeal and replace Obamacare; however, I am confident that the AHCA was not the right solution for Tennessee’s Fourth District or our nation. On March 24, 2017, further consideration of the AHCA was postponed.

    Among other issues, the AHCA would have expanded Medicaid for another four years and called for refundable tax credits for consumers, which are both examples of harmful mandatory spending and extended entitlement programs. In addition, the AHCA contains astronomically high block grants to the states, roughly $15 billion allocated between 2018 and 2019 and another $10 billion from 2020 to 2026. Moreover, the AHCA would not significantly lower the rising premiums that are crippling many middle-class Tennesseans because it addresses neither the Essential Health Benefits nor the community rating system that are the primary drivers of premium costs.

    The AHCA contains some promising provisions, such as repealing the individual mandate and ensuring our seniors have the healthcare they need under Medicare, but keeping in place other regulatory schemes and cost burdens of Obamacare is not the answer to fixing our broken healthcare system. It is crucial that we continue to fund social security and Medicare and ensure proper coverage for those with preexisting conditions, but it is also crucial that we work to eliminate regulatory burdens that harm consumers. I want to ensure buyers on the individual marketplace see relief from premium hikes and that the marketplace is able to regulate a healthy, cost-friendly healthcare environment.

    While working with my colleagues to repeal Obamacare, I am committed to ensuring that Americans are empowered and supported throughout the transition. I understand the importance of promoting insurance market stabilization now and into the future, and I look forward to helping implement reform.

    It is an honor and a privilege representing you and all of Tennessee’s Fourth Congressional District. Please let me know if you have any additional comments or questions regarding this or any other legislative matter.

    Sincerely,
    Scott DesJarlais
    Member of Congress”

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  36. muffyroberts says:

    Why can’t Russia and America just be friends?

    Because it is not conducive to the New World Order?

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    • Bull Durham says:

      It is a Christian nation that will not legalize gay and lesbian lifestyle. They also revere sovereignty. And they have tremendous natural resources.

      They don’t fit into the Liberal NWO in any manner.

      They are what we once were, 80-90 years ago.
      Hard working, God fearing, Family Loving, Patriotic people minding our own business until the Liberals took us into war after war, debt and deviance.

      Russia says No.Not us.

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  37. Watcher says:

    I think the fbi stumbled on to the awan bros in April or May while investigating the hildabeast emails.
    Around April or May 2016: The FBI warns “dozens of lawmakers” that they are being targeted by hackers.
    http://www.thompsontimeline.com

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  38. duchess01 says:

    WHAT’S HAPPENING – 04/03/2017

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog

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  39. http://anonymousglobal.org/commanderx/blog/?p=284
    this article was linked off Wikileaks tweet. guccifer 1 and 2 and russian hacking explanation

    titled “RUSSIANS, RUSSIANS….EVERYWHERE: WHAT REALLY HAPPENED TO THE 2016 US ELECTION, WHO DID IT, & WHY” MARCH 22, 2017

    I’ve included his post-script from end of article.

    Post Script: I reiterate here the offer I have made publicly in recent months, to both the USA and Russian governments. I will gladly return to the USA in order to offer testimony and evidence to Congress regarding the election in the USA, the above report – and how to end the war between the world’s Black Hat hackers and the government of the USA by ceasing political persecution of Information Activists and reforming the CFAA. I will only give testimony to Congress or directly in person to President Trump, and I will never debrief either the FBI or the CIA. I will require in advance a full Presidential Pardon, and a guarantee of Full Immunity when I testify.

    The counter proposal is addressed to the Russian Government. I will happily travel to Moscow and testify under oath in the Duma regarding the details of the above report. The Russian people, and their government – have been so brutally maligned in the West that I feel they deserve to hear the Truth from someone who is actually on the inside of the Hacker Underground. I will require full and permanent political asylum and transport from Canada to Russia.

    Copyright © 2017 by Christopher Doyon. All Rights Reserved.

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  40. duchess01 says:

    EX CIA Robert David Steele In Oslo – McCain, Graham, Rubio and Schumer Are All Being Blackmailed [for your discernment]

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  41. muffyroberts says:

    I think this is now the theme song of The Last Refuge.

    America’s most wanted said they would give us a deal.

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