November 12th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #1027

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  1. citizen817 says:

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  2. Grandma Covfefe says:

    — * USA * 🇺🇸 —-” MAGA in Autumn ” —- 🇺🇸 * USA *
    Countdown: 357 more days…. to “4 MORE YEARS” Win

    Trump Rally Thursday, Nov 14 in Bossier City, LA 8pm ET –2 more days Whoo hoo!

    🦅 KAG while Making America Greater Again
    Thank You, Lord, for President Trump, his MAGA Team, and all his supporters.
    Lord, keep them all safe in all they do and go daily. In Jesus’ Name we pray…..
    —————–
    🌟 “Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer. ” 🌟 -— Ps. 61:1
    —————-
    ***Praise: President Trump/FLOTUS are safely back in TT after a great day of honoring our Veterans
    ***Praise: Thanks to Pres. Trump, the number of unemployed veterans has been reduced by 37%
    ***Praise: Remember this >>>Here is how President Trump is looking out for our Veterans—-Secured $86.5 billion for the VA—Created 24/7 White House VA Hotline—Signed VA MISSION Act—Signed VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act (Whistleblower Act?! Imagine that!! What a clever President Trump we have)

    ————–
    🙏🙏🙏Special Prayer: DACA case will be heard by Supreme Court today–pray the SC justices set aside their personal political activism and acknowledge that DACA is illegal
    —————
    🙏 Pray:
    — for 24/7 protection for our President Trump, family & MAGA Team in NYC-participate in 2 speaking events in NYC then flying back to DC (Dep TT 11:40am ET ***Arr at WH 5:25pm ET)
    — Special prayer for Pres. Trump traveling time and for all Treepers/AlwaysTrumpers safety because of Deep Freeze weather conditions hitting MidWest/East Coast
    — for protection for White House, all AF One Planes, WHMU & Pres Trump’s properties
    — the impeachment hoax to fall apart soon
    — for Nov 16th election in Louisana (early voting now)–Eddie Rispone
    — Presidential Candidate Democlowns to continue to fumble, jumble, mumble, stumble, rumble, grumble, crumble..then diminish….pouf….poof-
    — the entire Cabal comes to the Light and that our country returns to it’s Christian Roots
    — for USA Election Integrity, Voter ID, Paper Ballots, catch voting fraudsters
    — Protection for: USSS, all Military, ICE, Border Patrol, LEOs, BP Horses, BP dogs
    — for Guardian Angels protecting all our borders–air, land, sea
    — for WALLbuilding to speed up, Lord
    — for Mexico to honor their promises to President Trump about invaders and cartels
    — for protection for all American children/youth and young Landen
    — *🇺🇸* Heroes Among Us in USA *🇺🇸*

    🦅 To our American Veterans: “You are America’s greatest living heroes, and we will cherish you now, always, and forever. ”
    — 🇺🇸 — Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America — 🇺🇸 —

    👌 —-Treepers’ Prayer Warriors Post for Tuesday, November 12, 2019 — 👌

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  3. citizen817 says:

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    • Nobodysfool says:

      Correction, Sir: They should be in prison.

      Will tomorrow’s Hoax Hearings be held in Little Adam’s creepy, private basement abode where he plays out his twisted, sick Dungeons and Dragons fantasies? Or, can Little Adam endure the actual light of day upstairs and not melt in the sunshine that will expose his treacherous lies, plots against the POTUS, corruption and sedition?

      America should particulate in a TV blackout tomorrow. No viewing of this horrific miscarriage of justice, abuse of power and endangerment of our nation. Quit feeding the jackals. Don’t watch, don’t insult your patriotic sensibilities. We can read about it later, so starve the media prostitutes and their advertisers.

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    • JohnCasper says:

      The Democrats are the missing link to the Dark Ages.

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      • bertdilbert says:

        What they try to do to Trump they will do to you.

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      • Jim in TN says:

        Well they are repeating the Star Chamber, the Inquisition, and the Stalin Show trials. All part of the dark ages. What will they revive next? The Plague? (See LA and San Fran for future updates. Maybe Newsome is saving us by burning the plague out. Have to wait in the dark until he turns power back on.)

        I haven’t decided yet if this is history repeating as tragedy or as farce.

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    • gsonFIT says:

      Captain kangaroo’s inquisition. With Barney Fife playing Captain Kangaroo. Nancy gave Schiff one bullet but he has to keep it in his pocket

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      • Jim in TN says:

        Don Knots could act bug eyed pretty good too. Only problem is Don and Barney were both likeable. Schifty seems to be a compilation of all of Barney’s worst traits, with none of the redeeming qualities.

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  12. citizen817 says:

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    • JohnCasper says:

      He was likely talking about a group of American soldier likely in WWII.

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    • Bigly says:

      Whoa. The internet really working hard on this one.

      Twitter guy whom actually listened to the speech: He was telling a story about a veteran standing up for Jews against nazis. Saying you can shoot me but you’ll have to shoot us all when nazi asked all American Jewish pows to stand fwrd. I listened to the speech today.

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        Right.

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      • 1stgoblyn says:

        And the “something” all the libs on twitter got all their panties twisted over was VSPGPDJT’s personal adjective added at the end of the story, as in “that was something.” But all those soy boi sissies wouldn’t understand ‘something’ like those courageous Jews.

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  18. Robert Smith says:

    Who is John Durham?

    Who is John Durham the prosecutor leading the investigation into various aspects of the Coup? Read this fairly detailed article: https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/11/john-durham-last-trusted-prosecutor-in-washington/

    And this audio from a Thomistic Institute talk at Yale in November 2018 to get a sense of a man who will follow the case and law wherever it may lead. He describes himself as “a truth-seeker and doing justice in all circumstances.” Give some detail into his decisions, obligations in overturning convictions. And some good detail into his pre-Vatican II upbringing and how it affected him.

    And listen to this audio from a March 2018 talk at University of St.Joseph, CT on his Mob work. At the beginning of the video specifically mentions his faith:
    [audio src="https://projects.theday.com/audio/durham-john.mp3" /]

    Time will tell the story though.

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    • Payday says:

      great interview. Listening to this I heard Durham make several references to his friend and colleague Bill Nardini who he worked several cases with. I’m not sure, but the most recently confirmed judge (Last Thursday) to the 2nd circuit court of appeals is a William Nardini who served in Connecticut and the DOJ criminal division. Must be the same person? The vote was 86-2.

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      • Jim in TN says:

        That vote means a lot of Dems supported this judge. Not usually a good indicator.

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        • Payday says:

          That was my initial thought too. But not after listening to the interview…If you’re law and order, you’re law and order. He may not be a strict constitutionalist by training, but I have more confidence that he’ll decern the right way to rule.

          Let’s just say I have more confidence in Nardini after that interview then I did when I watched his Senate vote.

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    • Payday says:

      After hearing this, I’m convinced Durham (and Barr like him at Notre Dame), are honorable men who have deep faith, and will search for the truth and act accordingly. Everyone should listen.

      Btw…William Nardini replaced Christopher Droney, a 56 yr old 2011 Obama appointee, who took senior status on the 2nd circuit this summer. Droney was mentioned regarding a very compelling case Durham was on, and he too was mentioned in a positive light. Curious that he took senior status so young, opening up the spot for Nardini. Maybe he too is an honorable judge. Not all Obama appointees are necessarily ideologues.

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    • freespeechfanatic says:

      He better pick up his pace. Time’s running out.

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    • betseyross says:

      A couple of weeks ago a guy called into Larry O’Connor’s show to say that he had worked with John Durham. He said he was honest, credible, and that the law was his passion. Apparently he was a joy to work with because of his professionalism. This caller couldn’t say enough good things about Durham. It was heartening to hear.

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  19. TMonroe says:

    Getting to know Bloomberg, likely to be cast as a reasonable, moderate centrist:

    On funding lawfare-ish tactics on the environmental front —
    How Bloomberg Embeds Green Warriors in Blue-State Governments

    https://www.realclearinvestigations.com/articles/2018/10/09/bloomberg_funds_green_work_of_democrat_state_attorneys_offices.html

    “A New York University School of Law program funded by billionaire Michael Bloomberg is placing lawyers in the offices of Democratic state attorneys general and paying them to prosecute energy companies and challenge Trump administration policies on energy and the environment.”

    “The 14 current fellows in the program report to the attorneys general, but they are paid by NYU’s Bloomberg-funded State Energy & Environmental Impact Center. State AG offices hire these trained lawyers – not students but seasoned professionals with years of experience – as special assistant attorneys general. Under terms of the arrangement, the fellows work solely to advance progressive environmental policy at a time when Democratic state attorneys general have investigated and sued ExxonMobil and other energy companies over alleged damages due to climate change.”

    “Although many government agencies have employees funded by outside sources, critics say using special interest money for targeted government action is inappropriate. Christopher Horner, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, who wrote a report on the NYU center, said the fellowships come with specific strings attached. “[AG] offices must agree to use prosecutors to ‘advance progressive clean energy, climate change, and environmental legal positions,’” Horner said.”

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  20. Magabear says:

    So political correctness claims another scalp, this time in Canada. Don Cherry only said what is true. The quick version is that he criticized immigrants in Canada who don’t show appreciation for Canadian veterans. Cherry is very supportive of vets in Canada.

    https://www.tsn.ca/rogers-sportsnet-announces-don-cherry-is-no-longer-on-hockey-night-in-canada-1.1396208

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    • Burma Shave says:

      This is coach Cherry’s response to his firing:

      “I could have stayed if I had wiped the floor with myself, and returned as a tamed person. I don’t feel that the people who watch Coach’s Corner deserve something like that. I would rather go out on my shield. I guess I am going out on my shield.”

      https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2019/11/11/don-cherry-fired-from-sportsnet-following-toxic-rant.html

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    • donna kovacevic says:

      I was horrified to hear what these liberal pussy’s in the media and all others did at the direction of peder Justine T. Don Cherry is a Patriot has been doing this for over 37 years and has always been out spoken. He spoke the truth, imo did not insult anyone, but did point out what he was seeing in the city Mississauga and Toronto where he lives. I signed a petition for Don, doubt it will. help. I was pleased to hear tonight when asked for a statement Cherry said he stands by what he has said. God Bless Don Cherry. They may as well get rid of Coach’s Corner on HNIC. That puke Ron McLean sat right next to Don when that statement was made, and yet that peder’s excuse was he did not hear it. Don went to bat for McLean many times and this is what he gets. Disgusting what is happening in my country Canada. I am furious. Don is 85 years old still a strong man that has high respect for veterans and hockey.

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  21. citizen817 says:

    Joe DiGenova on the Impeachment Witch Hunt (audio 13:48)

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    • Bubby says:

      Citizen thanks! What I didn’t know is that under existing Senate rules no subpoenas can be issued by the Senate without the consent of the Minority Leader Schumer! The result is the Senate can only issue strongly worded letters! Joe said McConnell should have amended Senate rules to allow Senate committees to issue subpoenas at the beginning of the Senate term but didn’t! Audio starts at about 10:30. Wonder why? This is all new to me! Is this all true anyone? Unbelievable!

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    • steph_gray says:

      Lee is such a RINO! 🙄

      Not in connection with Lee, but does anybody have the skinny on this guy Parness Lou mentioned?

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    • deplorable says:

      While Dems are trying to impeach President Trump, Utah Senator Mike Lee tries to sneak a completely unfair (to so many different groups) green card give-away through the Senate. If only he would work as hard for the President as he does for foreign guest workers. Why is Sen. Lee so concerned about giving guest workers brought here on TEMPORARY H-1B visas a permanent green card?

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  22. citizen817 says:

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  23. BestBets says:

    So now the Dems are thinking about pushing Deval Patrick, former MA governor and Obama stooge, to throw his hat into the ring? Oh dear! Cadillac Deval would wet his pants if he ever had to go up against POTUS. The guy is a lightweight empty suit, and not very bright. I live in MA. I know.

    Howie Carr could give the Trump campaign enough dirt to destroy Deval. Good times.

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    • Allard Otten says:

      “Coupe” Deval. Don’t know if it was Howie’s own creation or one of the wise asses from the Chump Line, but those tales were good stuff. Deval may decide not run just to keep Howie off his ass,

      Howie made from the same mold as a Don Cherry, as a reference to non-New Englanders, since the Coach is in the news lately. Cherry coached the “Broons”, so he’s pretty much an honorary beantowner.

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    • steph_gray says:

      BestBets, greetings from another spot behind the blue MA Moonbat wall.

      Thankfully Howie can’t be fired by anyone, he’s independent now, I think?

      Another great nickname for Patrick I used to hear back in the day was Devolved.

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    • wightmanfarm says:

      The Dems seem awful worried about Trump winning a second term. Their confidence in their impeachment effort might not be going as good as expected.

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  24. fangdog says:

    As a stock market trader I follow the market diligently, as do some other posters on this website. What I find interesting, the market doesn’t follow the fake news media or the Democrat lies.

    If you go by the Democrats and fake-news media, one would think the stock market would be tanking to unknown depths. Listening to the Globalist democrats is an entire different picture for this Country than the present reality. Impeach Trump and there will be a historical economic wipe-out as never before recorded.

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  25. TMonroe says:

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/google-s-secret-project-nightingale-gathers-personal-health-data-on-millions-of-americans-11573496790

    “Google is engaged with one of the U.S.’s largest health-care systems on a project to collect and crunch the detailed personal-health information of millions of people across 21 states. Tech giants like Amazon and Apple are expanding their businesses to include electronic health records — which contain data on diagnoses, prescriptions and other medical information. That’s creating both opportunities and spurring privacy concerns.”

    Wait, all of these devices monitoring our every movement might not be for our benefit but for other purposes? Shocked and stunned.

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  26. nwtex says:

    👏🏻 💗 💫 👍🏼

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  27. k4jjj says:

    I would very much like to see the threatened lawsuit proceed over the public naming of the so-called whistleblower. There is no law protecting his being named and his lawyers cannot sue for defamation without triggering the absolute defense of truth. A lawsuit would run into the brick wall of the First Amendment and require witnesses, including Schiff and his staff, to testify under oath. There would also be the spin-off into leaking of classified information.

    That Fox News would shield this witness from being identified for his traitorous role is proof the company is in on the coup. Nobody is going to sue Fox News for revealing the name. The lawsuit would trigger a devastating defense or an immediate judicial rebuke.

    That a key witness in a presidential coup attempt would never be publicly identified is ridiculous beyond words.

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    • gsonFIT says:

      Does testifying under oath really mean anything different for a dem like Adam Schiff? He is delusional to the point of saying anything

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      • 1stgoblyn says:

        No consequences = no fear.

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      • Jim in TN says:

        Congress very rarely requires members to testify under oath. And Schiff is refusing to do so.

        They do have rules for decorum that he routinely violates. But he can call his lies a parody and get away with it. And nobody has called out Mr. Chicken from Naddlers committee. Or people wearing superhero costumes for floor votes.

        They truly are a clown show. I sure hope America makes them fold up their circus tents.

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  28. nwtex says:

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  29. Lucille says:

    NBC is giving her PR and CAIR demands she be allowed to return to the U.S…ah, NO….

    ISIS Muslima who urged Muslims to “spill blood” of Americans wants to return to US: “I want to have my own car”
    November 11, 2019 by Robert Spencer

    Earlier this year, President Donald Trump tweeted that he had instructed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to refuse Muthana’s re-entry into the U.S.

    https://www.jihadwatch.org/2019/11/isis-muslima-who-urged-muslims-to-spill-blood-of-americans-wants-to-return-to-us-i-want-to-have-my-own-car

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    • Skippy says:

      God bless you, your wife and family President Carter. You are an amazing man. Praying your surgery tomorrow goes flawlessly and you’re recovery is swift.

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      • JohnCasper says:

        Jimmy Carter one of Satan’s favorite pets … … along with lice, chiggers, fleas and rancid peanuts.

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      • Jimmah Carter called Donald J Trump an “illegitimate president” and that the Muh Russia investigation would prove that POTUS did, in fact, collude with Russia for the presidency. He also said that 4 more years of Donald J Trump would be a “disaster”. So much for being an “amazing man”. He should have studied the 10 Commandments. There’s the one about Bearing False Witness. The other one about Not Murdering someone which also includes murdering their reputation. May Jimmah Carter reap what he has sown.

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      • Lulu says:

        That man hates Jews and said Jesus supports abortion. Not to mention calling President Trump illegitimate, and supporting terrorists in the Middle East. He’s a scumbag.

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    • benifranlkin says:

      Sounds like the metastatic melanoma in his brain may be bleeding. Very bad news for a very good man.

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    • Dora says:

      Prayers for President Carter.

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      • Sue says:

        I always thought President Carter was a good man but too naive to be a good president. The Swamp was just too much for him.

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        • Jim in TN says:

          Micromanaging makes any job too much for a boss. And it makes for horrible Presidents. The only saving grace is it limits the damage that they can do.

          Carter was part of the swamp. Peanut farming was highly regulated and deeply subsidized. In 1981, they quit the allotment program. Before that, it must have been nice, getting a government license to grow peanuts, and getting guaranteed prices when doing so.

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    • Lulu says:

      Think under Democrat health plans you or your family would get surgery at 95?

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  31. A2 says:

    Three hours ago. In Hong Kong.

    Demosistō 香港眾志 😷
    @demosisto
    ·
    3h
    #HKPoliceTerrorists just pepper sprayed a pregnant woman squarely on her face, smashed her with batons, pressed her hard to the ground and cuffed her with force. That’s insane. Hope that she and her baby are fine. #PoliceBrutality #PoliceState.

    #hongkongpolicebrutality knows no boundary. Earlier this morning a commander asked his subordinates to target ppl’s head, now this. #HongKongPolice have no respect for lives! #HongKongPoliceTerrorist #HongKong

    Universities have been targeted. No unlawful protests there.
    Shopping malls targeted, no protests there.

    In the central business district, employees of banks and financial services going to lunch, targeted by police. This as if Wall Street had storm troopers out tear gassing and beating workers.

    Catholic Church entered by PLA /police beating up people.

    Grannies being handcuffed and marched into custody.

    Pro democracy legislators arrested by PLA/police.

    Carrie Lam we burn you burn.

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  32. A2 says:

    Hu Xijin, the editor of the CCP mouthpiece, the Global Times, and my personal dartboard target ( I have a personal score to settle with this monster) has tweeted disparaging the President as an ‘innocent’ read idiot, targeting Sec Pompeo as an evil actor, and any congressperson, like senator Blackburn who speaks out against their evil doings in Hong Kong, Xinjiang etc.

    I want his scalp.

    That is all.

    黑手 A2

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    • JustScott says:

      For those who didn’t take the time to translate,
      黑手 = Black Hand
      Shagnhi wife tells me this “is very significant” as in “we have true warriors amongst us.”

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  33. Tess from Philly says:

    Here’s Lawfare’s summary of Vindman’s testimony: https://www.lawfareblog.com/summary-lt-col-alexander-vindmans-deposition-testimony.

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  34. BitterC says:

    Interesting point on DACA going to SCOTUS. Have quoted it here to keep you from the pain of reading an entire VOX article:

    Let me explain: There’s actually little doubt that the Trump administration may wind down DACA if it wants. Indeed, one of the opinions now under review by the Supreme Court states outright that the administration “indisputably can end the DACA program.” The reason the administration is before the justices is that several lower courts held that the Trump administration acted improperly when it failed to adequately explain why it decided to wind down DACA.
    [………..]
    The solution to this later mystery may be that, by bringing this case all the way to the Supreme Court, immigration skeptics could win a durable victory that could last well after Trump leaves office. The justices could potentially declare that any program like DACA is illegal, and therefore beyond the power of any future president.

    That’s what’s potentially at stake tomorrow: not just the fate of hundreds of thousands of immigrants who have been in limbo since Trump ended DACA in 2017, but also the ability of a Democratic president to implement liberal immigration reforms through executive action
    https://www.vox.com/2019/11/11/20954114/3-ways-supreme-court-daca-dreamers-trump

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    • Roger Duroid says:

      SC will do (roberts as swing) same as with census. It is OK to shut down but we don’t like way you did it. It stays until you spend more years going through “proper” process.

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  35. Troublemaker10 says:

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    • mr.piddles says:

      1.) Survived Palace Coup… AKA “Operation: Amendment 25”
      2.) Survived 17 Angry Democrats and 40 FBI Agents storming the castle walls
      3.) B-Slaps the Media on a daily basis

      Any guesses what comes next?

      Prediction: more winning and more b-slapping!

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    • Ivehadit says:

      She thinks she is setting a trap. Won’t work, babe.
      And for the record, Donald likes HONEST discussion and disagreement. Undermining, not so much.

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    • bofh says:

      Sounds like she is trying to walk it back. For the book announcement it sounded like disloyalty bordering on sedition. Now it’s just that those guys had a little disagreement with policy. Which is it, Knickers?

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    • Beau Geste says:

      McCabe Claimed Dep. Attorney General Rosenstein First Brought Up Invoking the 25th Amendment Against President Trump. Kelly and Tilllerson were 2 of rosenstein’s votes?

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  36. A2 says:

    You may have missed this. #but nothingshappening.

    Examination of the Department’s and the FBI’s Compliance with Legal Requirements and Policies in Applications Filed with the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court Relating to a certain U.S. Person

    The OIG, in response to requests from the Attorney General and Members of Congress, is examining the Department’s and the FBI’s compliance with legal requirements, and with applicable DOJ and FBI policies and procedures, in applications filed with the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) relating to a certain U.S. person. As part of this examination, the OIG is also reviewing information that was known to the DOJ and the FBI at the time the applications were filed from or about an alleged FBI confidential source. Additionally, the OIG is reviewing the DOJ’s and FBI’s relationship and communications with the alleged source as they relate to the FISC applications. If circumstances warrant, the OIG will consider including other issues that may arise during the course of the review.

    FBI’s Adjudication of Misconduct Investigations

    The OIG is examining whether FBI’s misconduct investigations are handled according to policy throughout the adjudication process and how FBI determines when and how to revise its misconduct adjudication policies and process.

    FBI’s Confidential Human Source Program

    The OIG is auditing the FBI’s Confidential Human Source Program. The preliminary objectives are to: (1) assess the FBI’s management and oversight of its Confidential Human Source Program, to include the FBI’s oversight of payments to confidential human sources, (2) examine the FBI’s confidential human source policies to ensure consistency with the Attorney General Guidelines, and (3) assess the FBI’s process of determining reliability and appropriateness of confidential human sources.

    FBI’s Covert Contracts

    The OIG is auditing the FBI’s contracts awarded for covert activity. The preliminary objectives of the audit are to assess the FBI’s awarding and administration of these covert contracts and to evaluate the FBI’s procedures and processes for ensuring contractor performance and compliance with the terms, conditions, laws, and regulations applicable to these contracts.

    FBI’s National Security Undercover Operations

    The OIG is conducting an audit of the FBI’s National Security Undercover Operations. The preliminary objectives are to evaluate: (1) the FBI’s oversight of national security-related undercover operations, and (2) the FBI’s efforts to recruit and train agents for these undercover operations.

    https://oig.justice.gov/ongoing/fbi.htm

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    • Skippy says:

      A2 I know your 13 hours ahead of us on the east coast of the USA: it’s 510 am here where I am, so 6;10 AM CST in Beijing. Thank you for your insight and comments!

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    • steph_gray says:

      Agree with the thanks, A2!

      I went to the link and there is nothing more than this blurb of an overall announcement that you copied – are you seeing something more, perhaps even a link to an actual report? Or is this announcement itself new on that page? Sorry to be ignorant of the web site structure there…

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    • youme says:

      Halper was a CIA asset being paid by the defense department.

      The whistleblower was exposed and punished

      Our government is a cesspool of corruption

      “The Department of Defense inspector general’s report exposes loose contracting practices at the Pentagon’s Office of Net Assessment (ONA) — the same kinds of problems reported by analyst Adam S. Lovinger. ONA later accused him of mishandling sensitive data, and he has been suspended without pay.

      “The results of this audit only begin to scratch the surface of Mr. Lovinger’s whistleblower complaints about ONA contracting practices,” said his attorney, Sean Bigley. “DoD destroyed Mr. Lovinger because he had the audacity to point out the obvious.”

      The inspector general’s report focused on four Halper studies. Mr. Halper presented his proposals, called “statements of work,” to ONA. The proposals included the prominent people he would interview and the countries and institutions he would visit. ONA told the inspector general that Mr. Halper’s work was “high quality.”

      Based on his promised research, ONA, through the Pentagon’s Washington Headquarters Services, awarded him contracts from 2012 to 2016 to write four studies encompassing relations among the U.S., Russia, China and India.

      But the inspector general stated: “ONA personnel could not provide us any evidence that Professor Halper visited any of these locations, established an advisory group, or met with any of the specific people listed in the statement of work.”

      https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/aug/18/stefan-halpers-pentagon-contracts-investigation-sh/

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  37. Ospreyzone says:

    Uh oh, …. Deval Patrick is gearing up. I think I may have called this on CTH about a year ago.
    this is Obama’s boy. He was always going to be in it.
    https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2019/11/11/former-massachusetts-gov-deval-patrick-mulling-white-house-run/

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  38. A2 says:

    👇👇👇

    Merkel: “Nato is the central pillar of our defense.”

    “However it becomes increasingly clear that we Europeans, the European member states of Nato, will have to take on more responsibility in the future. That means that we have to bring together namely the European part of Nato.”

    German army “is on the one hand on demand in missions abroad … besides Afghanistan also increasingly in Africa. On the other hand, the conflict in Ukraine and the annexation of Crimea have put the theme of territorial defense and alliance defense again much more in the focus.”

    🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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  39. A2 says:

    🤣🤣🤣🤣
    👇👇👇

    “ Fearing capital flight, Hong Kong eyes tax breaks for the rich
    Territory’s $1.5 trillion wealth industry lobbies for help amid the protests”

    “ HONG KONG — Fearful that a trickle of capital outflows could become an exodus, Hong Kong authorities are offering private banks and family offices a range of incentives that could include tax cuts to try and bolster the city’s $1.5 trillion wealth management industry, the Nikkei Asian Review has learned.

    The move follows over five months of unrest that has left some of Hong Kong’s streets looking like a war zone, and prompted some tycoons to make contingency plans to protect their wealth. Around $4 billion of funds left Hong Kong in September, according to Goldman Sachs.

    Worried about capital flight, especially to nearby financial centers such as Singapore, the government and regulators including the Hong Kong Monetary Authority will over the next three months launch a campaign to highlight current incentives, such as a recently-amended profits tax regime, and also canvas investors about other possible incentives.”

    The Red
    Red Princlings including Xi Jinping and & family INC. ARE worried their USD flows will cease.

    I’m having a laugh.

    How about stopping your illegal, lethal, and violent attacks on Hong Kong People.

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    • gsonFIT says:

      AOC and her squids are in a big rush to get to a socialist/communist government just like Comrade Xi

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    • Ghost says:

      Observations from a smaller limb.

      Treasury data on purchases of U.S. and non U.S. investments total per last 3 reported months for Hong Kong corporations and individuals. U.S. dollar.

      U.S. treasury bonds and notes: 76.6B
      U.S. corporate bonds: 4.4B
      U.S. stocks: 49.5 B
      Non U.S. foreign bonds: 5.2B
      foreign Stocks: 92.6 B
      Total: 188.3B

      In a point and click world I’m thinking the actual numbers are much larger. Then add to the fact many would be using methods to hide their transaction and who knows what the actual numbers are.

      https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/data-chart-center/tic/Pages/ticsec.aspx

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  40. Ghost says:

    Observations from a smaller limb.

    Apples and Oranges comparison time my friends: 😎
    Main Street America: Apples.

    National Federation if Independent Business (NFIB)
    Small independent businesses with employees of 250 or less. Survey asks about relative economic conditions including Labor, inventories, sales, capital spending inflation, earnings and wages and credit markets.The latest release of their monthly index.

    November: 102.4
    October: 101.8
    September: 103.1

    Quick hits:
    59% report capital outlays +2% 👍
    34% current job openings.
    30% report higher compensation. 🏆🏆🏆🏆
    29% plan capital outlays. +2%
    23%: good time to expand
    17% plan to increase employment:
    17% expect higher sales;

    Link:
    https://www.nfib.com/surveys/small-business-economic-trends/

    European investors; Oranges:

    Sentix:

    A diffusion based index of 2,800 investors and analysts rating economic outlook for 6 months. Above 0.0 indicates optimism, below pessimism. Posted November 4.

    November: -4.5
    October: -16.8
    September: -11.1

    Projected at -13.2 actual numbers came in at -4.5 the Sentex indicator rises 12.3 points. Pushing the upward movement is a belief in an economic recovery in China and a strong U.S. economy. They seem to have bought in on U.S. China deal about to be signed. Still negative but a vast improvement. Next month numbers should be interesting to see.

    http://www.sentix.de/index.php/en/sentix-Economic-News/an-exclamation-mark-of-the-first-mover.html

    Commentary:
    NFIB had numbers up basically across the board with 10 components rising. Their current largest concern is finding employees. 🔥 30% reporting rise in workers compensation is an all time high! 🔥 As the talking heads have shifted away from the coming recession that doesn’t seem to want to cooperate by arriving optimism is once again on the rise as we head into the Christmas season.. Main Street is getting stronger.
    😎

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    • Katherine McCoun says:

      Thank you for this.
      the “news” will focus on the negative, Any negative. People will listen because the numbers sound official. I know nothing of this stuff – all Greek to me. So I rely on commenters to lay it out like this for me. I can kind of “get it” when you and others explain things like this.

      Then, I repost on social media in reply to the leftists crying that the sky is falling and I sound so smart! ha But the articles by SD and the comments really do educate me so that I am an informed commenter.

      I don’t want to be informed for the sake of my own knowledge and comfort. Hyper levels of being informed are vanity only if one doesn’t put that info to work for others and to help crack the media bubble/narrative for others.

      Your posts help me do that. I post the links and make the points re the numbers that you and others share.

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    • Paprika says:

      Thanks Ghost! I always enjoy your informative posts.

      Liked by 2 people

  41. Dora says:

    I hope this is true.

    Liked by 1 person

  42. sunnyflower5 says:

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