August 1st – 2017 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #194

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1,551 Responses to August 1st – 2017 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #194

  1. M33 says:

    William Shatner sets phasers to stun SJWs.

    And of course, the Salon article completely mischaracterizes everything…

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    • freeperjim says:

      “During his last year in office the Obama administration significantly expanded efforts to search National Security Agency intercepts for information about Americans, distributing thousands of intelligence reports across government with the unredacted names of U.S. residents during the midst of a divisive 2016 presidential election.

      The data was made available by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and reported by Circa in May. It provided evidence of how information accidentally collected by the NSA overseas about Americans was subsequently searched and disseminated after the Obama administration loosened privacy protections asked for by the intelligence community to make such sharing easier in 2011.”

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    • NJF says:

      Is this really happening??? 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸


      • Alison says:

        It’s happening however I fear their conclusion will be these a-holes ‘overstepped’ their bounds, but because the ‘bounds’ weren’t clearly defined the committee will recommend tightening the bounds for the future and let these pukes off with a wrist slap.

        Infuriating. I hope Sara Carter & others stay on this. If necessary, I hope President Trump declassifies every name that was unmasked. The public won’t pay attention unless some of those names hit home as obviously innocent targets of Obama politics.

        Susan Power had NO legitimate reason to unmask 100+. I don’t care what clearance she had or Council she sat on, she has no justification reasonable Americans would swallow.

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        • Wisc says:

          If these domestic spies are given a pass, so should any citizen accused of similar. Motive plays a role, and I think that motive should be trumpeted to the electorate-. Our election system is rigged and dirty. Public should be made aware.

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  5. Bob Thoms says:

    Remember when AG Sessions announced that he would be announcing an announcement about an upcoming announcement?

    Just in = Sessions plans to hold a press conference on leaks on Friday. The announcement may provide more of an overview of what the DOJ hopes to accomplish rather than specific prosecutions at this stage, Fox News is told.

    Well color me shocked !

    Forget going after leakers; how about a perp walk for folks who were unmasking, using the IRS to target citizens, running private servers, hiring foreign nationals as IT workers, and otherwise criminal activities against the American public.

    Comey is probably the big fish leaker of our times; dollars-to-doughnuts, he won’t be doing a perp walk.

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  6. Libs blame everything on Trump.

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  9. wyntre says:

    I hope this smug fothermucker rots in jail cell with a Mr. T clone

    Former Obama Aide Ben Rhodes now a person of interest in unmasking investigation

    Former Obama White House National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes is now an emerging as a person of interest in the House Intelligence Committee’s unmasking investigation, according to a letter sent Tuesday by the committee to the National Security Agency (NSA). This adds Rhodes to the growing list of top Obama government officials who may have improperly unmasked Americans in communications intercepted overseas by the NSA, Circa has confirmed.

    The House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-CA, sent the letter to the National Security Agency requesting the number of unmaskings made by Rhodes from Jan. 1, 2016 to Jan. 20, 2017, according to congressional sources who spoke with Circa. Rhodes, who worked closely with former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and was a former deputy national security adviser for strategic communications for President Obama, became a focus of the committee during its review of classified information to assess whether laws were broken regarding NSA intercepted communications of President Trump, members of his administration and other Americans before and after the election, according to congressional officials. The committee is requesting that the NSA deliver the information on Rhodes by August, 21.

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  10. Sandra-VA says:


    You have to listen to this.

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  11. fleporeblog says:

    Look what state is benefiting from the Ukraine deal! Hint: From the TRUMP BELT.

    From the article linked above:

    A Pennsylvania company will send 700,000 tons of coal to Ukraine in a deal the administration of President Donald Trump heralded as an important tool to undercut the power Russia has over its European neighbors.

    At a ceremony in Kiev Monday, Pennsylvania-based Xcoal Energy & Resources LLC announced an agreement with Ukraine power generator Centrenergo PJSC to supply the 700,000 tons for this winter season. Ukraine’s initial purchase for 210,000 tons will be at a price of $113 a ton, Oleh Kozemko, acting chief executive officer of Centrenergo, told reporters during a press conference in Kiev.

    “Russia makes its money through selling of oil, and we’ve got underneath us more oil than anybody, and nobody knew it until five years ago,” he told reporters earlier this month. “And I want to use it.”
    The contract represents the first time U.S. origin thermal coal has been supplied to a customer in Ukraine, Latrobe, Pennsylvania-based Xcoal said in a statement. The deal will create and sustain hundreds of jobs for Pennsylvania coal miners, it said.

    “The U.S. coal will replace Russian origin coal at existing thermal power plants, i.e. energy security and diversification,” Ernie Thrasher, Xcoal’s chief executive officer said by email.

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    • magatrump says:

      Awesome. So great to hear. Thanks Flep.

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      • fleporeblog says:

        Megatrump our President is solidifying the Trump Belt so that it will be a WALL no one will be able to get through not only in 2020 but for decades to come with Trump type candidates running for President.

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        • NJ Transplant says:

          The President needs to send someone to Philadelphia to monitor the polls in 2018. When I lived in NJ, Obama sent Holder to New Brunswick to make sure there were Spanish speakers working at the polls. Needless to say, they were not citizens.

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  12. Pam says:

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  13. Just great! No one can change our minds & hearts

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  15. litenmaus says:

    Montana Republican Matt Rosendale who is running to oust Democrat Senator Jon Tester interviewed on Sirius XM Radio.

    Rosendale speaks truth to how most born and bred Montanans view Democrat Jon Tester.

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  16. Pam says:


    • tazz2293 says:

      Veto it and let Kongres take the hit.

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      • litenmaus says:

        I just went to and asked that President Trump VETO the bill. Make Congress work for the power grab, don’t make it easy. If Congress over-rides the veto, so be it, Congress will then be responsible for the consequences and the people can hold them accountable at later dates if need be.

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    • Sandra-VA says:

      I am fed up with these stupid reporters! The WH has to draft their signing statement… then it will get signed.

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    • G. Combs says:

      That seems rear-end round…

      “The veto becomes effective when the President fails to sign a bill after Congress has adjourned and is unable to override the veto. The authority of the pocket veto is derived from the Constitution’s Article I, section 7, “the Congress by their adjournment prevent its return, in which case, it shall not be law.[…]

      The regular veto is a qualified negative veto. The President returns the unsigned legislation to the originating house of Congress within a 10 day period usually with a memorandum of disapproval or a “veto message.” […]

      The pocket veto is an absolute veto that cannot be overridden. The veto becomes effective when the President fails to sign a bill after Congress has adjourned and is unable to override the veto.[…]”


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  22. citizen817 says:

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  25. Lucille says:

    Recommended reading today from The White House:

    Trump Should End Obama’s Bailout of Congress’s Health Care
    By Phil Kerpen – AUGUST 1, 2017

    “The taxpayer health care bailout for members of Congress is very real, worth about $12,000 per year for each lawmaker, and utterly indefensible legally or politically.”

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  26. PDQ says:

    Tillerson: US wants to ‘sit and have a dialogue’ with North Korea

    Imagine that…

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  27. I wonder if Mr King is merely showboating, anyway I’m glad to hear him urging “that we need to investigate all of it” regarding Clinton, Comey, Lynch & Obama .

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  28. PDQ says:

    Who twisted these people’s arms in 2015?…they must have gotten a big pay-off to turn against the world…

    Three European nations that helped broker the landmark Iran nuclear deal in 2015 joined the U.S. in condemning the launch, and said it was too close for comfort to the type of intercontinental ballistic missiles used to deliver a nuclear payload.

    After space launch, US envoy warns: We can’t trust Iran

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  29. Steven says:

    I recall Trump making education one of his priorities, and I still believe he will do something about it. I’m just curious if there is anything out there we could follow on this specific issue? A good twitter or something?


  30. NJF says:

    As the lads on the_dinald would say:

    Level of happening……it’s.

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  31. Now it’s ok to say “illegal alien”!!!

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    • NJF says:

      Merry Christmas a little early.

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    • Katherine McCoun says:

      I also like that Sanctuary Cities has quotes around it. They are not “Sanctuary Cities” for our citizens. They are hideout cities for outlaw foreigners, citizens of Other countries, and are a Clear and Present Danger to our own American citizens. That is another language battle that must be won!

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  33. NJF says:

    A little fun.

    For Adam’s fans who are aware of the the Sam Harris podcast that was done the other week.

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  34. Chickficshun says:

    Now hitting the news cycle. PDT referred to the White House as a “nice dump” in Sports Illustrated interview. Okay guys again another easily avoided brouhaha by our president if he did in fact say this.
    I understand his brash New York kidding as I lived there for 6 years but………jeez.

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  35. Lucille says:

    Here’s someone else who thinks there are more important things to concern us…

    “Taxes and Health Care Matter More to Americans Than Tabloid Washington Gossip” Reality Check – MRCTV

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  36. Not Ideal says:

    Has anyone heard the Seymour Hersh audio interview?
    “Russia narrative” is a Brennan op. Rick was Wikileaks

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  37. citizen817 says:

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  40. duchess01 says:

    WHAT’S HAPPENING – 08/01/2017

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  41. Moultrie Flag says:

    The Word Press shenanigans have started back up.

    Once for a few days? OK

    Now the constant refreshing that forbids reading or commenting?

    Something is up. May be time to consider another source.


  42. NJF says:

    Oh I’m liking this!

    The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is reportedly preparing to clamp down on universities that employ affirmative action admission policies that discriminate against white potential students.

    The New York Times, citing an internal announcement to the DOJ’s civil rights division, states that the department is presently seeking “lawyers interested in working for a new project on ‘investigations and possible litigation related to intentional race-based discrimination in college and university admissions.’”


    The Times goes on to quote former Reagan and George Bush administration civil rights official Roger Clegg as praising the move, stating, “the civil rights laws were deliberately written to protect everyone from discrimination, and it is frequently the case that not only are whites discriminated against now, but frequently Asian-Americans are as well.”

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    • I was just going to post a tweet about that.

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    • NJ Transplant says:

      Affirmative action also applies to foreigners. The whole affirmative action has to be redone. What did we ever do to people from India that they go to the head of the line for jobs, including tax payer jobs, over Americans? You could also put Mexico, Central America and Africa into that equation. I thought affirmative action was to help African-Americans because of slavery and Jim Crow. I don’t know how the whole world became a beneficiary of affirmative action. Sorry for the rant – this is one of my pet peeves and drives me nuts. I lived in NJ for too long.


    • JT says:

      this is not really a thing.


  43. fleporeblog says:

    YEAR GDP Unemp. Inflation
    2009 -2.8% 9.9% 2.7%
    2010 2.5% 9.3% 1.5%
    2011 1.6% 8.5% 3.0%
    2012 2.2% 7.8% 1.7%
    2013 1.7% 6.7% 1.5%
    2014 2.6% 5.6% 0.8%
    2015 2.9% 5.0% 0.7%
    2016 1.5% 4.7% 2.1%


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