April 13th – 2017 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #84

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773 Responses to April 13th – 2017 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #84

  1. Pam says:

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  7. Gil says:

    This isnt going to make the news today but please pay attention. These poor girls! A FEMALE Physician has been arrested and charged with female genital mutilation, as far back as 13 yrs. Sounds like Somali girls in MN. Nowhere does it say parents are charged also, but they should be. This is evil mutilation, and for a female md to do this????? I hope she gets her due.


    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/04/13/feds-arrest-detroit-doctor-for-female-genital-mutilation-of-girls-across-american-midwest/

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    • fedback says:

      GCHQ Director stepped down three days after Trump inauguration

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      • Jerzy2GA says:

        I just find it laughable everyone took it at face value when GCHQ spokesperson denied the allegation. What else are they suppose to do at that point? Say yes, we were complicit with the Obama administration all the way.

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    • spren says:

      The CNN coverage of this is ridiculous. They again make fun of Trump’s claim of wiretapping while they proceed to describe how his team was wiretapped, ie surveillance via phone intercepts. These media people don’t seem to have a clue how absurd they all look. They don’t tell us anything about the content of the calls. Apparently, just speaking to a Russian is now treason:)

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    • blognificentbee says:

      Judge Napolitano should get disgraced OReilly’s 8:00 spot!

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  8. Pam says:

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  9. MVW says:

    Analysis by a MIT professor, an intel expert, of the intel report unclassified and released by the US on the Syrian gas event that lead Trump to fire the 59 Tomahawk missiles as a reprisal to an assumed gas attack by Assad’s military.

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    • MVW says:

      In other words, Trump needs to find out how it is that he has received bad intel and have the cause of this corrupted intel corrected.

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      • psadie says:

        That is what Mike Cernovich said about McMasters feeding misinformation on Syria to PTrump.

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      • singingsoul says:

        McMasters and his team rigger happy…?????
        They need to be investigated. You do not give bad intel to POTUS that got US into the Iraq war in the first place. No wonder they wanted Bannon off the intel he would figure it out. Kushner is green behind his ears and easier manipulated.
        Now that they know they can use family and emotion on POTUS each out. I hope he only falls once for the trick.

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        • singingsoul says:

          correction: Trigger happy not rigger.

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        • cozette says:

          Please. Trump did not fall for any trick. He played the hand he was dealt. Brilliantly. He’s practically called out false flags and our CIA for manipulating Intel. He’s fought the neocons for decades, even when on one else in the GOP did. If the neocons did try to trap Trump with a false flag they failed miserably. Instead Trump masterfully turned the tables on them.

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  10. Pam says:

    What an idiot. LOL!

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  11. citizen817 says:

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  13. http://www.kcci.com/article/iowa-senate-passes-bill-requiring-voter-id/9272063
    The Republican-controlled Iowa Legislature has passed a bill that will require identification at the polls and reduce the number of early voting days.
    AP | Updated: 11:45 AM CDT Apr 13, 2017

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  14. https://www.ksl.com/?sid=43839016&nid=148&title=search-for-haitian-boy-rescues-hundreds-of-children-from-human-trafficking-rings

    excerpt:
    Timothy Ballard and his team at Operation Underground Railroad (OUR), a nonprofit organization that fights human trafficking, worked undercover pretending to purchase young girls for sex. A Super Bowl party was the perfect disguise to lure in suspected human traffickers.

    Ballard’s team has been conducting missions like this in Haiti for more than three years. They originally went to the country looking for Gardy Mardy, an American born in St. George, Utah, who was kidnapped outside an LDS church building in Haiti shortly before his third birthday.

    OUR’s very first bust rescued 28 children from an illegal orphanage where kids were being sold. Ballard said he was humbled by Guesno Mardy’s reaction when he told him his son was not found in that initial attempt. He remembers the father saying, “If I have to lose my son so that your team could come and rescue these 28, that is a burden I am willing to bear.”

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  15. nwtex says:

    White House 2 Secret Service Agents Fired Over Fence Jumping
    4/13/2017

    The Secret Service pulled the trigger on dumping 2 agents after investigating the guy who jumped over a White House fence, and roamed the grounds for nearly 20 minutes.

    The fired agents were involved the in the March 10 incident … where, as we reported, Jonathan Tran got close enough to jiggle a doorknob into the White House. The Secret Service says its investigation revealed Tran hopped a 5-foot high fence near the Treasury complex, and then hopped another 3-and-a-half foot high fence near the East Wing of the White House.

    The investigation is ongoing, according to the Secret Service … which says it’s also added new posts for agents and enhanced technology to prevent a repeat.

    You’ll recall … a second intruder, Marci Wahl, hopped a White House fence later in March, and a few days later, did the same at the Treasury building.

    http://www.tmz.com/2017/04/13/secret-service-agents-fired-white-house-fence-jumper/

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  16. http://www.truckersagainsttrafficking.org/making-an-impact
    TAT Receives Congressional Award

    On April 22, 2015, TAT was awarded the Suzanne McDaniel Memorial Award for Public Awareness as part of the annual Congressional Victims’ Rights Caucus Awards at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C.
    Bill Brady, an over-the-road truck driver for Lodestar, and driver of the Freedom Drivers Project, accepted the award on behalf of TAT. Representatives from the American Trucking Associations, Truckload Carriers Association, National Association of Truck Stop Operators Foundation and Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association were in attendance.

    “Approximately three years ago I picked up a wallet sized brochure from Truckers Against Trafficking at the TA truck stop in Hebron, OH. Since then my life hasn’t been the same. Truckers Against Trafficking is a huge network of truckers that are out there on the front lines giving these victims a fighting chance. The way I view this awesome organization is, it gives these victims some sort of hope of getting their life back and bringing these traffickers to justice. For me, becoming a part of Truckers Against Trafficking gave me purpose as a truck driver.”
    –Rick Youngquist, Professional Driver

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    • rashamon says:

      The trucking network around Africa was one reason AIDS and STDs were so difficult to control on that continent. Kudos to TAT for making an effort to interrupt trafficking in the U.S. Their successes should be publicized so others can duplicate this type of network wherever possible.

      Thanks for the post, Michaele.

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  17. Gil says:

    Well well well. We knew the judge was right. Boy whoever suspended him from fox owes a yuge apology.
    On top of that, this is what SD SAID HAPPENED! Obama signs EO to share intel, asks Brits to look into Trump, intel gets shared. Talk about Obama n treason. Clock is ticking….
    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-04-13/cnn-confirms-foxs-napolitano-british-intelligence-passed-trump-surveillance-us-spy-a

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  18. Howie says:

    Were there any communications incidently/accidently detected by any intelligence or FBI agencies of communications between the Hillary Campaign and Russia or China?

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  19. Pam says:

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  20. citizen817 says:

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    • Howie says:

      They just publish stuff that is given to them. He is off the mark IMO. The stuff is hostile to the CIA and Deep Loot.

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      • Jerzy2GA says:

        It depends on what side of the coin your own. Podesta’s emails is nothing as far as National Security. When the bad guys use what is published(national security sensitive) it really does no good for any American, abroad or at home. That my own issue with it but it’s one of those areas in life “where you take the good with the bad” as much as I hate the bad(national security sensitive).

        2cents.

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    • wheatietoo says:

      Wow.
      I’ve got one thing to say to Pompeo….”Boooo!”

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  22. citizen817 says:

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    • blognificentbee says:

      The MSM will just pick on another Trump team member next….or maybe they will go back to picking on KellyAnne (they haven’t done that in a week or two).

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  25. AndrewJackson says:

    Anyone seeing the latest news from the Korea situation: http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/news/2017/04/14/0200000000AEN20170414002000315.html
    Looks like it could get very messy if LilPhatKim decides to pull the trigger and go for another nuclear test.

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  27. Tunnels built by CIA?

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  28. “Obama Administration Tried To Undermine USA-Russia Relations

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    • wheatietoo says:

      Why?
      Probably because Russia knows some very damaging things about the Obama Administration.

      So they were desperate to tarnish the Russians, to de-legitimize them and tarnish anything that might be revealed.

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  29. http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/pruitt-ends-epa-gym-memberships/article/2620217

    “Well, the gym memberships ended yesterday, it was quite something to hear about that,” Pruitt said. He said the agency is investigating the matter, saying “it was the previous administration that granted those gym memberships,” which “were rather expensive.”

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  30. Pam says:

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  31. https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/texas/articles/2017-04-13/texas-getting-first-immigrant-lockup-built-under-trump

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A private prison company announced Thursday it has won a $110-million federal contract to build in Texas the first new immigrant detention center under the Trump administration.

    The GEO Group said that its 1,000-bed detention facility will be in Conroe, north of Houston, and will open by the end of next year. The facility coincides with President Donald Trump’s promised expansion of immigration detention, part of a larger crackdown on immigrants in the country illegally that includes detaining people seeking asylum while they go through immigration proceedings.

    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement already has a record of more than 41,000 detainees.

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  32. duchess01 says:

    WHAT’S HAPPENING – 04/13/2017

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog

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  33. psadie says:

    Now we are starting to get to the “big fish” and draining the swamp for it will continue if nothing is done and the message will be the same. Thanks Congress, now keep going.

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/04/breaking-house-gop-file-criminal-charges-lois-lerner-irs-scandal-video/

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    • blognificentbee says:

      Wow, the most surprising item in that article is that Koskinen is still head of the IRS. He needs to be gone ASAP – such a lying 🤥 sack of 💩, (sorry for the emoji cuss).

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  34. Martin says:

    President Trump just retweeted this:

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    • bofh says:

      With any luck, Eric Holder is losing a little sleep over this tonight. We should never forget or forgive the outrages perpetrated by the previous administration.

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  35. big bad mike says:

    Newsflash! And this message is to Alex Jones and Lame Cherry. Your disgusting hypocrisy and anti- TRUMP pandering will not work. As a member of the real economy, the main Street economy, read my lips Alex Cherry. It, the economy is very hot, Manufacturing is killing it, we are winning so much we can’t stand it! Now go to your room and don’t come out till 2025.

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    • Katherine McCoun says:

      I hadn’t been over to lame cherry on a long time. Always seemed a little off to me and didn’t like the languag, tone and emotionalism. Now, completely lost touch with reality!

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  36. Trumppin says:

    This made me giggle tonight 🙂

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  37. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-04-13/wisconsin-slapped-7mm-fine-falsifying-food-stamp-claims

    The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (WDHS) has agreed to pay the United States $6,991,905 to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act in its administration of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the Department of Justice announced today. Until 2008, SNAP was known as the Food Stamp Program.

    “This settlement reflects the Justice Department’s commitment to ensuring that taxpayer funds are spent appropriately so that the public can have confidence in the integrity of programs like SNAP,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General Chad A. Readler of the Justice Department’s Civil Division.

    Although the federal government funds SNAP benefits, it relies on the states to determine whether applicants are eligible for benefits, to administer those benefits, and to perform quality control to ensure that eligibility decisions are accurate. USDA requires that the states’ quality control processes ensure that benefits are correctly awarded, are free from bias, and accurately report states’ error rates in making eligibility decisions. The USDA reimburses states for a portion of their administrative expenses in administering SNAP, including expenses for providing quality control. The USDA also pays performance bonuses to states that report the lowest and the most improved error rates each year, and can impose monetary sanctions on states with high error rates that do not show improvement.
    And, per the above, while the federal government may rely on the States to “perform quality control,” unfortunately such measures tend to directly conflict with goals to extract every penny worth of federal subsidies possible….which results in this:

    As part of the settlement, WDHS admitted that, beginning in 2008, it utilized the services of Julie Osnes Consulting, a quality control consultant, to review the error cases identified by WDHS quality control workers. WDHS further admitted that based on instructions from Julie Osnes Consulting it implemented several improper and biased quality control practices, including:

    -Finding a basis for dropping error cases from the review by discouraging beneficiaries from cooperating with information requests and pursuing unnecessary information;
    -Selectively applying requirements and policies to overturn and reduce errors;
    -Asking beneficiaries leading questions to obtain desired answers to eliminate error potential;
    -Arbitrating any and all differences with USDA;
    -Subjecting error cases to additional scrutiny and quality control casework with the goal of overturning an error or dropping a case; and
    -Omitting verifying information in documents made available to USDA. These practices improperly decreased WDHS’s reported error rate, and as a result, WDHS earned performance bonuses for 2009, 2010, and 2011 to which it was not e

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