April 21st – 2017 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #92

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884 Responses to April 21st – 2017 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #92

  1. Pam says:

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  2. Pam says:

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    • soozword says:

      Wish Spicer would have been more honest/forthcoming on the French candidate question and say: “the President has a favorite but he will not disclose it since that would be interpreted as potentially influencing the French election”.

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  3. Kaco says:

    Jeff Sessions has announced intentions of arresting Julian Assange.

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    • Kaco says:

      Julian Assange’s arrest a ‘priority’ for US attorney general
      http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39663058

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    • paulraven1 says:

      First big blunder on part of Trump admin.

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      • BobbiD says:

        I don’t think this is a ‘blunder’…President Trump is up to something with Julian and the media, talking heads and radio show hosts don’t know what it is any more than we do…and you cannot believe anything on twitter either…

        Maybe President Trump is going to get Julian released and bring him here to America where he can live like a human instead of being locked up in three rooms for how many years?

        Don’t try to out guess our President on what he is doing or going to do, he has far more information than we do, and especially since we have a communist media!!!

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    • Bert Darrell says:

      It might or might not be true. To me, anything coming from the BBC is FAKE NEWS unless thoroughly proven otherwise. So, I’ll wait to hear/read it straight from AG Sessions or PDJT.

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      • paulraven1 says:

        I heard Sessions’ comments. While he was responding to a question about Assange he did not specify him but generalized it to leakers. The BBC report is misleading, as everything in the media is. Going after Assange would be massively tone deaf. I can’t believe Trump would make it a priority.

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        • Bert Darrell says:

          The fact is that Julian Assange is not the leaker. He just provides a conduit for leaked information that others provide. He’s not an American and has never sworn allegiance to the USA.

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          • paulraven1 says:

            Tell it to Sessions and Trump.

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            • Bert Darrell says:

              I don’t have to. They know better than me and I’m sure they already know that the BBC lies and distorts like the worst in the MSM. But thanks for the advise.

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              • cozette says:

                Remember the MSMs goal is to destroy President Trump. Period. They try to trigger, divide and conquer his base. They know his base loves Assange so they will lie that Trump is turning on their hero. It’s the old CIA Poison Pill strategy. Sow seeds of doubt. Manipulate the fear of betrayal. The media pulled the same thing with the Syria strike immediately portraying it as Trump going to war because he’s been Co opted by neocons. That did trigger Trumps supporters. ALWAYS consider the source of what’s triggering. And remember Trump appreciated Assange and knows people who know him like Alex Jones and Hannity.

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                • Joyful Noise says:

                  You are straight-up right here cozette. This is all about attack Trump and divide his base. We will need to be patient through these times and not let the MSM deliver junk in our heads. We absolutely need to hold ALL of our elected officials accountable. Heck, I hold my husband accountable every day (poor guy). It’s stupid to jump to conclusions, especially when our president is working so hard (my husband too, love yah!).All relationships should have accountability, but good relationships must have trust too. We must keep a healthy balance and not be blown around by the MSM wind.

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            • Jerzy2GA says:

              I see it as no different than using the crack dealer to find the supplier. As was said he is the middle man between the CIA leaker and the consumer of the information leaked. Assange will probably try to get immunity for giving information if indeed this is true and we get that far.

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              • cozette says:

                The SCOTUS ruled in the matter of the stolen, top secret Pentagon Papers that it is NOT illegal to punish leaked material. Based on that ruling, even if Assange were a citizen which he isn’t or published in the US which he didn’t, he committed no crime.

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      • eagledriver50 says:

        If PDJT and/or A.G. Sessions said about “ARRESTING” Mr Assange then that is true…anything else is just a cow chip in a field full of cow chips like BBC and such…Wish people would stop and THINK for themselves and see through all of this bullsh!t…

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    • SharonKinDC says:

      Listen to the Sessions interview. CNN took the most liberal interpretation of his words and ran w/ it…and Wikileaks did, too…and fundraising off of it. The Q was about Assange. Sessions answered re leakers in general. Sessions added something to the effect of ‘If they can build a case.’

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      • Paul Killinger says:

        I think the world of Mr Sessions, and I appreciate where he’s coming from.

        That said, if it weren’t for Assange we wouldn’t know 1/4 of what we do about our Govt spying on us and President Trump..

        At least now we have a roadmap on how to drain The Swamp!

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    • KittyKat says:

      I think It can be argued that WikiLeaks helped Trump “I love WikiLeaks” win the election so making a priority of arresting him seems odd. Someone in a post said it might be to protect him, could that be the case?

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      • chojun says:

        What Assange is doing is technically illegal, and letting him off would send the wrong message to other would-be criminals.

        However I wonder if the Trump admin has some kind of plea deal for Assange that upholds the law but allows Assange off on vastly reduced charges.

        After all, the founding fathers were criminals 🤔

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    • rich33y says:

      Julian Assange and Hillary Clinton both violated the same US Statute.

      A.G. Sessions is trying to restore integrity to the Justice Department which means prosecuting based on law, not popularity.

      https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/798

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    • PatriotKate says:

      U.S. Department of Justice
      950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
      Washington, DC 20530-0001

      The Department may be contacted by phone at the following:
      •Department Comment Line: 202-353-1555
      •Department of Justice Main Switchboard: 202-514-2000

      I believe we need to contact Attorney General Sessions and ask him under what authority and what applicable statutes would address what they believe WikiLeaks has done. Just because they have embarrassed the U.S. government by spilling their illegal spying secrets does not give them any legal standing to pursue Assange or his organization. And, maybe if our government did not target honest, patriotic whistleblowers trying to insure we have an honest government, this wouldn’t be necessary

      Julian Assange is a publisher. Even if he was on U.S. soil, he would be protected under the First Amendment. He didn’t steal anything, he only published what they received.
      He’s a Foreign National
      They publish on foreign soil

      Does President Trump not realize that he likely would not have won the election had it not been for the secrets that WikiLeaks published?

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    • cozette says:

      Lol. Very fake news. For one, our SCOTUS determined in case involving the stolen Pentagon Papers that it is NOT illegal to publish stolen top secret documents. Two Assange is NOT a US citizen, subject to US laws. Assange does not even reside in or publish from the US. This is just another attempt to trigger, divide and conquer Trumps base so his legislative agenda doesn’t pass.

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    • thetrain2016 says:

      Assange can be a key witness against the swamp in exchange for immunity…

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    • M. Mueller says:

      Here’s a novel idea. Go after the criminals, not the ones who identified the criminals.

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  4. Pam says:

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    • MaineCoon says:

      Iran is being isolated more and more in the region through President Trump alliance with many countries and cabinet secretaries visiting select ones also. Isolation and pressure.

      It’s a different ballgame. Winning!

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  6. http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/04/yaf-uc-berkeley-will-honor-first-amendment-face-litigation/
    excerpt:

    Late Thursday night, Young America’s Foundation put UC-Berkeley on notice that their attempts to deny the First Amendment rights of students will not be tolerated any longer.

    In a letter to Berkeley’s Vice Chancellor Stephen Sutton, counsel representing Young America’s Foundation and the Berkeley College Republicans issued one final warning: Respect students’ rights by ensuring that Ann Coulter is allowed to speak on campus April 27 or relief will be sought in federal court, including claims for injunctive relief and damages.

    Berkeley has until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 21 to confirm their cooperation with Coulter’s planned speech organized by Young America’s Foundation and hosted by the Berkeley College Republicans.

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    • Fannie Pearl says:

      Berkeley has apparently backed down–halfway–offering Ann C an alternative date, but she’s said “no thank you. I’ll come on the date I was already scheduled.” Now I’ve heard suggestions that President Trump nationalize the California guard to protect her. I wonder about the ramifications of this. I think I’d like to see it done to protect free speech, but long term, what does it do?

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      • farmhand1927 says:

        The alternate date they gave her is a day when there are no classes.

        Nowhere else to put this but it needs to go out:
        Don’t forget to send a card or email wishing Our First Lady, Mrs. Melanie Trump, a Happy Birthday on April 26.

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    • Fannie Pearl says:

      Berkeley has apparently backed down–halfway–offering Ann C an alternative date, but she’s said “no thank you. I’ll come on the date I was already scheduled.” Now I’ve heard suggestions that President Trump nationalize the California guard to protect her. I wonder about the ramifications of this. I think I’d like to see it done to protect free speech, but long term, what does it do?

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    • Fannie Pearl says:

      Berkeley has apparently backed down–halfway–offering Ann C an alternative date, but she’s said “no thank you. I’ll come on the date I was already scheduled.” Now I’ve heard suggestions that President Trump nationalize the California guard to protect her. I wonder about the ramifications of this. I think I’d like to see it done to protect free speech, but long term, what does it do?

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    • paulraven1 says:

      The letter is excellent. No more of this crap. We’re going to court.

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  7. Pam says:

    This is in reference to the above video.

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  8. Pam says:

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  13. Kathy says:

    http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/266460/obamas-chickens-coming-home-roost-daniel-greenfield

    OBAMA’S CHICKENS COMING HOME TO ROOST
    by Daniel Greenfield
    April 21, 2017 — Front Page Magazine

    [snippet]: “Obama’s foreign policy was a wildly inconsistent mess. The Nobel Peace Prize winner couldn’t quite decide if he was a humanitarian interventionist or a pacifist non-interventionist. He couldn’t make up his mind if he wanted to take the side of the Sunnis or the Shiites in their Islamic unholy war. He didn’t know if he wanted to appease Russia or sanction it, to pivot to Asia or run the other way, to play another round of golf or replace his defense secretary for the fifth time.”

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    • Weeper says:

      Thank you for posting this. It’s a good article and puts a lot of things in perspective.

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    • Remington says:

      Thanks Kathy for posting. Greenfield never disappoints. Outstanding summation of the stinkiin’#$$%^&&&* obama years. I pray he never sets foot in our country again.

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      • Kathy says:

        You’re welcome! Greenfield’s words often transform my fuzzy righteous indignation into a recognizable image. The take-away isn’t always a sense of hope but, somehow, the clarity quiets my soul. It’s similar to how Sundance’s analyses ease my mind, and I pray God continues to bless these gifted writers.

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    • Paul Killinger says:

      I don’t know about that…

      Last I checked he gave the Iranian Shias $150 billion to cause mayhem, and removed our troops from Iraq so their Shias could overrun that country.

      Seems pretty clear whose side he was on to me!

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    • Bert Darrell says:

      So, because Obama didn’t know, didn’t care, didn’t bother, and was clueless, he chose to blindly obey his masters. That left plenty of time to play golf everywhere and dance the tango in Argentina.

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    • Tegan says:

      Saw this earlier and LOL…and immediately forwarded it many others! Greenfield nailed it.

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  14. MaineCoon says:

    President Donald J. Trump and Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni of Italy hold a joint press conference in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, April 20, 2017.

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  15. Pam says:

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  17. rsanchez1990 says:

    If the Citizens United case was brought before the Supreme Court today, would Justice Gorsuch decide for or against Citizens United?

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    • Paul Killinger says:

      At bottom, it’s up to the PARENTS of these ungrateful urchins to stop paying the freight to send them to these Socialist Thought factories. That’s the only way to end this mindlessness, which is their responsibility…

      “So what have you been learniing at school, dear?”… “Well, dad, our professors tell us we don’t have go to class or even take tests if we say what they tell us to. It’s pretty cool, actually.”

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  21. Pam says:

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  24. Paul Killinger says:

    Whoever it was who thought up the idea of allowing the states to “opt out” of some provisions of the healthcare bill to pass it through Congress was a Genius, no doubt.

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  25. Pam says:

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  26. Kaco says:

    This guy called a few during transition, anyone remember him?

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  27. ALEX says:

    Good thing to remember about our President….

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  28. redlegleader68 says:

    Sorry if this was posted before, but I just ran across it. Enjoy …

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  29. Niagara Frontier says:

    Anybody else notice the mood change with just the thought of Congress coming back to town? What a dismal bunch. They sure know how to ruin a party.

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    • missmarple2 says:

      I am maintaining a list of people who need to be watched, as they are backstabbers. Joni Ernst went on it after criticizing Trump’s trips to Mar-a-Lago.

      First of all, he works wherever he is, and 2 of those trips were to entertain foreign leaders.

      Secondly, I think the chances of Mir-a-Lago being bugged are far less than the White House.

      Thirdly, why is she giving ammunition to the opposition?

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      • dekester says:

        FYI. I just called Ernest’s office in Iowa, from up here in B.C.

        I spoke with a pleasant young man, and requested that he pass on to the Senator. That even up here in B.C. PDJT has massive support, and that myself, and a couple of my neighbours were very disappointed, that your Senator spoke disparagingly about your President. Especially when many know that his trips to Florida are often working trips, and that Mara Largo is likely not bugged like the W.H.

        The call taker was quite taken aback. It sure feels good to say a few words on behalf of your upstanding President.

        Thank you

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      • MVW says:

        Mar-a-Lago is likely the only place Trump can have secure communication. The White House likely has listening devices in every piece of furniture, paint, rug, chandelier, and shoe. These devices can pull power from every WIFI and RF signal that saturates our earth and piggy back transmissions on those signals.

        It won’t be long before Mar-a-Lago is also bugged to the hilt.

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      • decisiontime16 says:

        Mir-a Lago belongs to President Trump. He owns it. It is home to him which he paid for.
        What’s it to former swine castrator, Joni Ernst?

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        • Kaco says:

          Supposedly it is costing millions in security between that and Trump Tower and that he’s already outspent Obama and his vacations. So they’re saying.

          But what if he went to Camp David for these weekends? What is the difference in security or travel expenses? He already owns Mar-a-Lago.

          I don’t mind because he is doing good works and I understand it’s a better place to unwind with foreign diplomats or other congressmen to start negotiations or other deals. And yes, it’s probably less bugged but I wouldn’t be surprised if all his places are bugged.

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    • MaineCoon says:

      In my mind they are totally irrelevant other than the fact that we need them to pass President Trump’s agenda. They are as helpful gone as they are in session. Worthless.

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  30. big bad mike says:

    Joni the Pony needs to Shut her pie hole.

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    • Mary Kate Conly says:

      Another interview that seemed out of place as I read it in Vogue. (I know Anna Winter is a freakish liberal but the magazine she edits has excellent book reviews and some of the fashion spreads are quite amazing).

      Anyhoo, the Vogue piece on Joni, which ran not long after their piece on Mrs Assad, was an attempt to show a human side of “conservatism”.

      Now Joni herself is just showing the human side of opportunism. A female PaulRyno in waiting. Yuck.

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  31. Bert Darrell says:

    Confirmed! The BBC, The Guardian, and CNN all lied about what AG Sessions said concerning leakers. He answered to a question in terms of the DoJ’s priority to catch the leakers and bring them to justice. He never referred specifically to Assange.

    Assange is was vehicle of leaks, not the source or the leaker him/herself. Watch and listen by yourself. Remember who the media liars are and never take what they say on face value. Absolute, shameless liars.

    https://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/apr/21/arresting-julian-assange-is-a-priority-says-us-attorney-general-jeff-sessions

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  32. Dora says:

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    • patrickhenrycensored says:

      We’ll hear about it from the msm when they defend themselves from revelations that they received and broadcasted dubious info provided to them by the anti-Trump congress filth
      via brennan and the zero/clinton cabal.

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  33. Dora says:

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    • Tejas Rob says:

      I’d say a couple of snowflakes got red-pilled, but if they were stupid enough to go to France to begin with, they’ll be the type to just blame it on President Trump and his bigot supporters.

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  34. Pam says:

    Heads up. This is supposed to begin in about 20 minutes from now.

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    • Bert Darrell says:

      If the AP says 500 bet there were 5000 or more.

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      • KBR says:

        Real news headline would likely read: NC vote audit, done only because a lawsuit was threatened, was a hurry-up scam.

        No way could a full state audit have been accurately done that fast.

        To top it off, claims of “only a tiny tiny tiny percentage” give the idea that voter fraud is okay as long as it’s a “small” amount.

        Headline “NC audit admits to more than 500 fraudulent votes! Was YOUR vote the one cancelled out by fraud? How many fraudulent votes were not discovered by left-wing-Governor Cooper’s audit?”

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    • FLEEVY says:

      Treason. Reinstate Pat McRory.

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    • KBR says:

      “The state is also revising voter registration forms to require applicants to check boxes verifying that they are citizens and not active felons.”

      Oh gee, that should help./s

      “The report said the board expects to refer all 441 cases of active felons voting to local prosecutors who will decide whether to pursue charges.”

      Prosecutors, it is the law. You do not get to decide.

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  37. Pam says:

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    • psadie says:

      Uh AG Sessions just said that everyone who is here illegally is subject to deportation.

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      • Bert Darrell says:

        1) Of course they can’t rest easy, while waiting to be deported if they mess up.
        2) “Everyone who is here illegally is subject to deportation” is a true statement. But “being subject to” doesn’t not necessarily mean that they will be. By now, we should be good at picking up parseltongue, shouldn’t we?

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      • Mary Kate Conly says:

        Trump and Session’s statements don’t have to be mutually exclusive and they don’t have to be exactly the same. Let the “dreamers” who are getting good grades and staying out of trouble continue to do so. Hopefully they’ll be motivated to help other goodies get lawful citizenship.

        And let the dumb@ss dreamers break the law, and have them suffer the consequences of their actions.

        Win win.

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        • bigsy says:

          I agree.

          If the criteria for dreamer status has been fulfilled and maintained, that weeds out the gangbangers and such, anyway.

          Dreamers had to have arrived before age 16, so most (before the last few Obama years) likely came with their parents, who can be deported.

          The problem is, it is a law that Trump didn’t put into place, but as a law and type of contract, Trump probably feels he has to honor it. I think, though (and therefore), that the letter of the law will be followed explicitly.

          With Session’s statement, i also think that any illegal who has abused the US welfare system is in a world of hurt, so we shall see how many illegals, including dreamers, fall out when he shakes that tree.

          Implicit in Trump’s statement is the unspoken clause, “If you got your sh_t together”; IOW there’s an iron fist inside that velvet glove.

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      • singingsoul says:

        AP cannot be trusted.

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    • FofBW says:

      Like to hear President Trump exact words

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    • We do not have to even go out and find the dreamers when they are ready for deportation. They have to reapply every three years. When they reapply ICE can deport all those with gang tattoos, and those with criminal records. If they do not reapply they loose DACA status and can then be deported.

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      • janc1955 says:

        I’ll add to your deport list any who can’t prove they’re either in school or working and fully supporting themselves and any baby dreamers they’ve brought into the world.

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  39. distracted2 says:

    Widespread power outages reported. Grid attack?

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  40. heidi says:

    Our government is so huge, our taxes so burdensome, that we have lost control – we, the people, have lost control. We fund terrorists, we fund seditious universities, we fund the single most evil human being on the planet – George Soros.
    http://pamelageller.com/2017/04/sues-state-department-usaid-sued-funding-political-activities-george-soros-open-society-foundation.html/

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  43. NJF says:

    Too freaking funny.

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  44. Dora says:

    Further Guidance for Ivanka Trump’s Visit to Germany for the W20 (Women’s 20) Summit in Berlin

    Ivanka Trump, First Daughter and Assistant to the President, will visit Berlin, Germany on April 25th at the direct invitation of Chancellor Angela Merkel to participate in the W20 Summit. Ivanka will join a panel conversation with other women leaders regarding Women’s Economic Empowerment and Entrepreneurship.

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/04/20/further-guidance-ivanka-trumps-visit-germany-w20-womens-20-summit-berlin

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