December 3rd – 2017 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #318

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1,077 Responses to December 3rd – 2017 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #318

  1. Regina says:

    Trump administration asks Supreme Court to intervene in DACA document dispute

    Last night the federal government asked the Supreme Court to step into a dispute over documents related to the Trump administration’s decision to end the policy known as Deferred Action for Child Arrivals – a Obama-administration program that allowed undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children to apply for protection from deportation. In an emergency filing, the government asked the court to block a set of orders issued by a federal court in northern California that would require the federal government to review (and potentially turn over) “hundreds of thousands of documents,” some of them privileged.

    The orders came in litigation challenging the decision to terminate DACA. The district court ruled that the documents that the government submitted during discovery were not enough, and that the Trump administration should also have submitted documents from the White House and the Department of Justice, as well as additional documents from the Department of Homeland Security. The district court later instructed the government to “be ready to file” a complete set of documents by December 22.

    In last night’s filing, the Trump administration emphasized that the lower court’s view of what records the government needs to provide is simply wrong – particularly because the government’s decision to end the DACA program falls squarely within its discretion. Moreover, it added, complying with the district court’s orders will “impair the performance of other essential DHS and DOJ functions.” “DHS estimates,” the government stressed, that “it would take at least 2,000 hours to respond to pending document requests alone.”

    Late last night Justice Anthony Kennedy, who handles emergency requests from the 9th Circuit, called for a response to the government’s filing by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, December 6.

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  2. Regina says:

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  3. zephyrbreeze says:

    Jesse Watters makes mincemeat out of SF verdict and enablers. the latest video at

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  4. nor'easter says:


    The eye-opening list of donors to the Clinton Foundation (list)

    (NOTE: there is a hyperlink embedded in the article for a list of donors who gave less than $100,000)

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  5. Regina says:

    yikes – him, too?
    Geoffrey Rush announced Saturday he’s stepping down as president of Australia’s screen industry academy, days after a theater company revealed it had received a complaint against the Oscar-winning actor of “inappropriate behavior.”

    Rush has denied any inappropriate behavior at the Sydney Theatre Company. Media reports this week said the allegation dated from Rush’s starring role in the leading Australian theater’s staging of William Shakespeare’s “King Lear” two years ago.


  6. Deborah @UnTamedInSD says:

    This is a Steve Bannon move i can totally support!

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    • tazz2293 says:

      Blind Squirrel finds a nut?

      We all don’t agree on everything or everyone, I personally am very suspicious of Bannon, but like Deborah, in this instance, I can support this move.

      Hatch I believe is better than a Senator Romney at this point in the MAGA War

      Resume MAGA

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    • fleporeblog says:

      Yes especially after Hatch said our President is the best President he has ever served under. He has served under 7 Presidents.

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    • zephyrbreeze says:

      Hatch is 84 years old. This is a travesty. I don’t think Romney would be inevitable, even if he ran. People were shocked and angry in Utah after he ravaged Donald Trump’s reputation, – and then went to meet with Trump after the election. It kept getting worse and worse. Someone else could take his place. Romney ruined his own reputation by acting like a RINO hack.


      • Deborah @UnTamedInSD says:

        I tend to agree to a degree with that… but I would like to see hatch stay in until PDJT first term of MAGA rolls into the second term 🙂


  7. budmc says:

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  8. briandrake75 says:

    In church today I was reminded of the Book of Nehemiah, the one about the construction of a big, beautiful wall. My pastor did Kate Steinle’s funeral; said from the pulpit that you can murder somebody in SF and get away with it and he can’t believe that’s what we’ve come to. #BuildTheWall

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    • Mia C says:

      My pastor did a 4 week lesson on Nehemiah and the wall on Sunday evenings during the campaign. I was like COOL. My pastor is a closet Trump supporter! Then about a 1/2 year later he told us why he supported the Republican platform, even if the man wasn’t perfect (after the Access Hollywood tape). He said both candidates had flaws but he supported the GOP platform.

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    • Mia C says:

      I’m sorry to hear you’re in the belly of the beast and have a personal connection to this tragedy by the way. Horrible. The Left is pro-crime, pro-chaos and pro-evil. Been that way since at least the 60’s.

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  9. kinthenorthwest says:

    If this is the future of airline takeoffs, Ims not going to be flying much long.

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    • chicagodeplorable says:

      This happened about 35 years ago, but Midway had redone runways to accommodate larger planes. It seemed our flight took off just like that; straight up! When we got to our destination, my co-worker changed her flight back so she could land at O’Hare.

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  10. Mia C says:

    Does anyone here listen to Scott Adams daily for his take on Trump news? I’m so depressed. He says he’s going to ruin his reputation with Conservatives this week by doing some crap with Black Lives Matter.
    –I’m actually mixed race, part black. They’re anti-cop America haters. They support liquor store robbing thugs.
    –So depressing. Now what am I going to watch?

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    • tazz2293 says:

      Every once in a while Scott will run cold. Not sure how Scott would even know this.

      Don’t let it get you down and what and see what happens.


    • Regina says:

      Adams has really been behind the curve lately – he made up some long story about how someone handed Joy/The View a note on air “with a mistake” in it…totally oblivious to what actually happened.
      I used to really enjoy his Trump analysis, but his ego gets on my nerves – he thinks he’s Always right, and he isn’t.


  11. Mia C says:

    There’s a guy at Breitbart claiming that Mueller and Nancy Pelosi have been having a 13 year affair and that TMZ and Radar Online are going to report it by Wednesday. How awesome would that be?
    –God this would be delicious. Anyone have any thoughts? I guess it can’t be true, but by God if it did come out how awesome would that be?

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  12. Bendix says:

    This editorial kind of confirms my thoughts about the “Flynn is cooperating” foolishness.


  13. Blue Moon says:

    The labor unions and SEIU unions have been awful quiet this year about PT. Anyone heard anything out of them?


  14. budmc says:

    Click the link below to read the thread

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  15. Troublemaker10 says:

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  18. MaineCoon says:

    One down…..

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  19. Regina says:

    so it’s obstruction based on his Tweets?? bwahahaha


  20. Dora says:

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  21. jeans2nd says:

    SOS Tillerson has been busy today.

    “the UN in 2016…(committed) to “strengthening global governance” and contains a number of policy goals that are inconsistent with U.S. law and policy.”

    “While we will continue to engage on a number of fronts at the United Nations, in this case, we simply cannot in good faith support a process that could undermine the sovereign right of the United States to enforce our immigration laws and secure our borders.”

    “it is the primary responsibility of sovereign states to help ensure that migration is safe, orderly, and legal.”

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  22. Regina says:

    This Lindsey Graham interview – sheesh. First Reuters comes out with an article talking about how he said Trump’s tweets are dangerous, now express uk has this:

    Republican Senator Lindsey Graham has warned that the rising tensions between the the US and Kim Jong-un’s corrupt regime means preparations for war need to be taken.

    The member of the Senate Armed Services Committee warned the US was “running out of time” to prepare itself for war when speaking on CBS yesterday.

    He said: “I want the Pentagon to stop sending dependents and I think it’s now time to start moving American dependents out of South Korea.

    “We’re getting close to a military conflict because North Korea is marching toward marrying up the technology of an ICBM with a nuclear weapon on top that can not only get to America, but deliver the weapon.”

    I believe it’s up to the State Dept. to handle this sort of thing? Not some has-been senator on a sunday show

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    • Timmy-the-Ute says:

      If we pulled out US dependents from South Korea we would lose the support of South Korea in the conflict. We might as well do the same in Japan then. Miss Lindsey is crazy.

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  23. jeans2nd says:

    More diplomacy –

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  24. Regina says:

    Strzok – is that a Russian name?? 😉


  25. jeans2nd says:

    CN&N’s “intelligence” expert

    Stay classy, CN&N

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  26. Troublemaker10 says:

    Nice article about everything that is wrong with the Obamacare mandate.

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