January 18th – 2020 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #1094

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  1. getfitnow says:

    FTA – Thirty miles west of Cleveland along the Lake Erie shoreline sits a town named Lorain, Ohio. Famous for being the birthplace of Toni Morrison, Lorain was once a bustling steel town that drew people from all over the country for manufacturing work. Even the high school football team was named “The Steelmen.” But today, like many Rust Belt towns, Lorain shows signs of decay: ramshackle houses, vacant buildings covered in graffiti, and abandoned plants and factories — lots of them.

    Thanks to the exodus of manufacturing jobs in the United States under NAFTA, Lorain was struggling long before the economic crisis of 2008. In 2000, the per capita income in Lorain was about $16,000; 17% of all residents lived below the poverty line.

    But after Trump announced a 25% tariff on steel and a 10% tariff on aluminum beginning in March 2018, the people of Lorain got a bit of good news. Republic Steel, whose Lorain mill had gone idle in 2016, announced it was coming back to the city, promising to create 1,000 jobs. Production is slated to begin this spring.
    https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/17/ohio-manufacturing-jobs-lorain-ashley-herzog/

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    • scrap1ron says:

      It’s good to see our steel manufacturing coming back. My father raised us on his job at Bethlehem Steel’s Lackawanna NY plant from 1953 to 1983. Almost all those heavy manufacturing jobs have disappeared, and even though some were in decline beforehand, NAFTA was their death sentence. The prosperity of working class families has never recovered, and the globalists couldn’t care less. President Trump has given these long suffering communities hope for a better future.

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      • Your Tour Guide says:

        Interesting you should mention the Lackawanna plant.
        Your dad would have worked there at the same time
        chief justice John Roberts dad worked there. Was just
        looking up Robert’s bio, and that little bit came up.

        Did your dad know/mention Robert’s dad? Robert’s
        bio comes across as he was raised well. Pretty much
        the overacheiver Eagle scout type. Until they found
        something to blackmail him with.

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        • cjzak says:

          I never knew that about Roberts. He should be relying on his roots when judging any case and if WNY was his home during his youth he got a good upbringing in an area of hardworking, honest and friendly people. Many friends of my parents and our family worked in those steel plants or their suppliers in Lackawanna. Republic Steele still has a plant there, although it is aging and has some issues.

          Thanks for posting that Your Tour Guide.

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        • scrap1ron says:

          That I do not know, Dad was a millwright and worked on the coke ovens and related equipment. Dad passed away from cancer at 51 in 1984, shortly after he retired. John Roberts was probably just an unknown law clerk then. Wish I could ask him.

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    • MightyConservative says:

      The article quoted in the Daily Caller is from January of 2019.

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    • Issy says:

      Great for the people, but the most important argument for returning steel manufacturing to the United States is National Security. The U.S. should NEVER be dependent on foreign countries for such a crucial component to our defense as steel.

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    • soozword says:

      Similar story to that of Braddock, PA near Pittsburgh.

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    • cjzak says:

      That is a good sign for the people in Lorain. I hope more steel plants open or increase production.

      Funny that Amazon announced 1 million jobs to be created for India by 2025. You would think they would do more here in the country that holds their home. Guess population and cheap labor rule for Amazon and others like them. At least some of that million should be created here in the USA. Shame on you Amazon. Corporate greed at it’s finest.

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      • Doppler says:

        Amazon is systematically destroying local and regional retail in the US, just as NAFTA and other Globalist initiatives destroyed US manufacturing. And just as they destroyed the book publishing and book retailing industries. Now that those are gone, a Kindle ebook costs more, on Amazon, than a printed book! Destroy competition, then price gouge!

        Hiring a million people in India seems likely focused on displacing Indian retail distribution, as well.

        Instead of hollowing out the blue collar workforce, as exporting manufacturing did, Amazon is hollowing out the a portion of local and regional businesses, what Sundance describes as the Main Street economy. A Major Global Protagonist.

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        • wildsailor2018 says:

          Nothing new, really. This sort of disruption happens whenever a new method or business model comes along. It could be argued that Sears was more of a terror to retail sales than Amazon.

          As far as electronic books, I watched this one unfold. Book publishers, producing books the same way for decades, laughed at the prospect. Apparently nothing would change they must have thought.

          The film industry is really getting hammered at the moment. At the outset of the DVD and the rise of the video store, who would go to the theater? Then HBO came along. Now the video stores and cable movie channels are getting hammered by video streaming sites. This is the way it works and without it we would not have 9/10 of what we have today.

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    • trapper says:

      Here is the even better news that not everyone understands. Those 1,000 steel jobs carry an employment multiplier of about 9.24. That means !,000 new steel jobs in Lorain will ultimately create and support 9,237 new jobs in and around Lorain. See line 49 in the table in the article linked below.

      That’s why, in a little town of around 10,000 people, the whole town dies when a factory employing only a few hundred closes. The employment multiplier is what keeps it all going. That manufacturing payroll circulates through a town’s economy day after day, year after year, and keeps the town alive. Manufacturing is the life blood of a community.

      https://www.epi.org/publication/updated-employment-multipliers-for-the-u-s-economy/

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      • trapper says:

        By the way, look at vehicle manufacturing, line 80. A multiplier over 14 !!! Get why car plants are so important?

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      • BigTalkers says:

        Thanks for the link updating these numbers. I’ve found them very useful in promoting economic development over the years.

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      • Dutchman says:

        Yes Trapper, valid point although I suspect most here in the House ‘get it’, its not that hard to grasp.
        An employed worker stops at circle K on his/her way to work for coffee and breakfast. Spends $ on way home foe milk and eggs.
        Uses gas getting to and from. Takes family out to dinner. Because they have the $ to do so.

        Worker gets married, and has family, for same reason. And, expanding this trickle down effect more broadly, explains “Nationalism”.

        Hence, consumer spending is up, because jobs are up. And jobs are up, because consumer spending is up.

        Far more has been accomplished thru amicable competition, than thru cooperation, thruout human history.

        An inconvenient truth.

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        • TPW says:

          Consumer spending is up because jobs are up. And jobs are up because consumer spending is up…….makes sense to me…..So plz explain the thinking that goes behind robotics and the like that kill jobs……eventually killing your customer base!

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  2. RJ says:

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  3. Dora says:

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    • Chiefco says:

      I am waiting for the Democrats to change their entire “Impeachment Manager Team”. President Trump’s team are all brilliant and together will show what the Constitution and the Rule of Law is all about. My concern is Justice Roberts.

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      • Dora says:

        I don’t trust Roberts either. Not as far as I can throw him (as they say).

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        • lawrencepaul1 says:

          Me neither.

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          • Nobodysfool says:

            Having John Roberts presided over this is like having Trump-hating George W Bush preside. Bush showed his true colors and Roberts is his clone. Bush picked Roberts and Roberts now is loyal to the Bush mindset on Trump. Bush never challenged anything Obama said or did, Roberts got in line and let Obamacare go through. Two peas in a pod.

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            • lawrencepaul1 says:

              In a word, “Swamp”

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              • Dutchman says:

                The devil is in the details, and the details are the PROCEDURAL decisions they will follow in thr Senate trial.
                I suspect in almost all such decisions, Roberts will defer to “the Senate” on such decisions.

                McConnell is the real snake. He is a master at manipulating such procedures, behind closed doors.
                If he wants to torpedo Trump, he will do it by either making such procedural question ‘decisions’behind closed doors, OR he will avoid responsibility by ‘putting it to a vote, and let “the Senate” decide.

                This is a transparent ruse, as hecwill have predetirmined the outcome of any such vote.

                The ‘squishy Rinos’is also a ruse, or myth. Notice how united the vote is on whether to recess?

                When ONE yea vote would mean they recess, their is not one vote.

                There are, at most TWO ‘votes’in the Senate; McConnells and Schumers; everything else is chaff and countermeasures, smoke and mirrors.

                As an example, many ‘blame’McStain for torpedoing Obummercare R &R.

                However, if McStain had been too ill to thumbs down, guarantee McConnell had several Senators, warming up in the bull pen, and prepared to throw that pitch.

                Despite his public statements, McConnell is every bit as Globalist as Nancy, and every bit as contemptuous of the great unwashed.

                McConnell is the key, Roberts will take his cues accordingly.
                And McConnell excercises his considerable power behind closed doors, out of public view, and by inaction more than action.
                He manipulates the situation, then holds up his hand and says “Hey, what else could I do? Its not MY fault, blame “the Senate”.

                So, its McCconnell and his current biotch Lindsey that concern me, not Roberts.

                The issue of witnesses is a perfect example of this. Put every witness requested, up to a vote, its easy to see Dems getting all their hearsay witnesses, but PDJT NOT getting Wheres Hunter, Joe Biden, etc.

                The argument being they are not relevant to the charges. Hogwash, of coarse, but there you are.

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        • TPW says:

          Does anyone remember the day PT gave an award to Elvis Presley and played one his songs during the ceremony? If you got a glimpse of Roberts ……he was laughing not in a nice sort of way ….covering his mouth periodically. It was plain as day that he thought of PT as being below the office. Just a thought ….not related……If this Parnas guy is being tried in the SDNY that would explain a lot about why he is seeking the approval of leftist.

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      • MDNA I says:

        Democrats should’ve chosen Raskin over Jeffries. Raskin is a CLaw professor & goodnatured enough to chime in when Doug Collins got teased in the Rules Cmte for talking fast by saying “Well, me too, w/ my northeast accent, it gets me in trouble, I know how you feel” which let Collins ham it up “I’M GOING SLOW AS I CAN!”

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      • Dances with Wolverines says:

        Justice Roberts is the insurgent’s “Insurance Policy”

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      • I trust Julie Roberts more than Justice Roberts.

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      • Issy says:

        He doesn’t really have much to do with this trial.

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      • Libertybella says:

        I sent him a scathing personal letter…he needs to redeem himself and soon…he looks like a weak compromised individual to me…hope some his dad’s ‘Bethlehem Steel’ toughness asserts itself in his character before its too late.

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      • Leaving says:

        At this point reality and logic doesn’t matter, only power. Those in power are not and do not have to acknowledge reality because they have the power to define it.

        If those in power say that Trump ate babies and tortured old people therefore we are removing him as president, who would stop them? The media would go along, most of the Federal government would go along. They would proceed as though it were all true.

        I’m not advocating for any specific action but I think it is important that we recognize how those in power are operating.

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        • IGiveUp says:

          “At this point reality and logic doesn’t matter, only power. Those in power are not and do not have to acknowledge reality because they have the power to define it.”

          Same could be said for the waning days of the Soviet Union. May even be true of today’s China. We’re witnessing the liberal Establishment’s implosion. Personally I’d appreciate a little more explosion as well.

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      • Randy Blain says:

        Justice Roberts has a stake in the Carlysle Group. That is the Bush cabal and cronies. They own an enormous percentage of healthcare products and services. Hi ObamaCare bank deposits. How the hell did he get to be Chief Justice when for instance Clarence Thomas was there over a decade prior. He was installed right after 911 IIRC. I have not seen much spotlight on Roberts stake with the Carlysle Group and that angle. I did see Preiedent Trump toss them a bone in offhad remarks sometime this week “..Carlysle Group..good guys..” or similar..I think during the Chinese Trade deal signing

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      • Maybe they can get Avenatti (sp?) bailed out and hire him. Both he and their newest “bombshell” witness can wear matching electronic ankle monitors.

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      • BigTalkers says:

        Fortunately he hasn’t a vote here.

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    • Prof. Dershowitz’s argument is precisely why these articles must be declared unconstitutional and dismissed, without giving “Lawfare, Inc.” its Schiff-show replayed in the US Senate. The only thing that Lawfare actually wants to prove is that a Bill of Attainder can be passed and that an impeachable offense doesn’t have to reference the United States Code nor actually be anything for which the accused could ever face criminal trial.

      How do you go about using the Law as a weapon of war? By rewriting it – say, lifting one half of one sentence out of context in the Obstruction of Justice statute and using it to declare your enemy guilty of a crime. And now “by defying it, in a lawyerly way.” The opinions of lawyers who agree with you become “witnesses,” and Constitutional provisions such as the ability to compel or cross-examine are forgotten since those would not be constructive to your objective. A Bill of Attainder is written in defiance of §1.9.3 with the expectation that it will be heard and therefore become acceptable … forevermore. Those who hate your enemy and his power will use their power in an attempt to silence his.

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      • Rileytrips says:

        Exactly, Mike. And that’s why we are all terrified that Chief Justice Roberts is overseeing this process. We all saw how he twisted himself up to make the Unconstitutional ACA pass the SCOTUS – by making it a tax under the Commerce clause. Is there any rarely used clauses that could be used to twist Impeachment up to make maladministration Constitutional?? If so, Roberts will go for it. Is he friends with the Lawfare traitors? Did they help him with ACA to help Obama?

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        • I don’t know how many pages the Senate’s current playbook contains (I believe over 100), but it’s fair to assume that he handed this compendium of Senate Rules on Impeachment to Justice Roberts so that he may ‘officiate’ in accordance with Senate Rules.
          We’ve all witnessed congressional hearings presided over by Presidents Pro Tempore (in the Senate) and Speakers Pro Tempore in the House that can be officiated by any member of either body in place of the actual officeholders. These congressional members Pro Tempore are following a script that come from the large books which govern their respective bodies.
          Justice Roberts can only be authorized to follow that Senate playbook with its numerous conditions, contingencies, and problem-resolving solutions.
          Remember, The Senate now has sovereign jurisdiction in impeachment (THEY ARE THE SUPREME COURT), and no issue can or will be referred to other courts (not withstanding Dershowitz’ comment regarding whether Executive Privilege claims might be appealed to the Supreme Court, although he recovered nicely by acknowledging that any such request presented to Roberts ‘would probably be thrown back’ to the Senate. Prof. Dershowitz showed he knew ‘his stuff’ by correcting his lapse!).
          In sum, Roberts will be like those freshman members of Congress we see who get to sit up at the dais with the gavel and make rulings over congressional hearings with the big playbook by their side.

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    • cjzak says:

      Interesting for the Dems to have to listen to one of their own school them on the Constitution and impeachment. Brilliant move for the legal team of PT.

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  4. Dora says:

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  5. lawrencepaul1 says:

    “But you can’t make people listen. They have to come round in their own time, wondering what happened and why the world blew up around them.”

    Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

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    • Jeff says:

      I had to read this for school. Everybody did. Buncha people running around burning books, and a secret society of people memorizing them.
      Then I read it as an adult, some years back.
      One of the most chillingly prophetic novels ever.

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      • lawrencepaul1 says:

        The main problem with most people is that they don’t want to believe how bad things can get.
        The smart Jews left Europe as soon as the National Socialists came to power. Others hoped for the best. By the time the reality of National Socialism sunk in it was to late to get out.

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        • You are describing “normalcy bias,” the sense that things can’t really get too far beyond what they always have. Some things are just inconceivable because … this is America.

          I struggle with it.

          We have to rudely remind ourselves that human nature never changes. Hence, all the protections left us by our amazingly prescient and well read Founders.

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          • lolli says:

            👍cheering
            Agree. Normalcy bias keeps us from accepting reality, even when happening right in front of our eyes.

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          • cjzak says:

            Spot on. It is hard for humans to move out of their perceived comfort zones. PT is showing some uncomfortable truths to people about their govt. and lots of them just hide their heads and don’t want to hear it.

            However, it is getting to the point that no matter how hard people try and deny anything is wrong they will not be able to much longer. This election year looks to be the final opening of the American doors of truth for all of us. We shall see how many people still hide their heads after learning what the real story is about their leftist Dems in Congress. I pray more of them see the light and head over to the good side.

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          • Strangely Accurate says:

            This “normalcy bias” is how I feel about people relating positively to Senator Sanders. He says PDJT is dangerous…and I think he is the most dangerous force in America and he is barreling towards the Dem candidate finish line.

            This man must be stopped!

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        • BigTalkers says:

          You mean like Virginia’s Govt threatening its gun owning citizens with jail time..?

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      • TarsTarkas says:

        What Bradbury was talking about was what we now know as Political Correctness. They burned books to keep aggrieved minorities of every kind from being offended and moved up from there. The movie did not do the book justice.

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      • Tl Howard says:

        The scripted tv show using the Mechanical Dog to entertain the masses, to catch up some poor innocent citizen to teach him and the viewers a lesson is chilling. I have thought often of this novella as each “chapter” of the framing of Donald J. Trump is unveiled.

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    • lolli says:

      👍lp1
      My favorite Bradbury.

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    • Dantés says:

      I don’t remember who the original author was, “There are three kinds of people in the world. Those who make things happen, those who see things happen and those who say, What happened?”

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  6. Dora says:

    Trump Right on Nuclear Deal As Iran Boasts of Secret ‘Missile Cities’ Which Began 6 Years Ago

    https://thejeffreylord.com/trump-right-on-nuclear-deal-as-iran-boasts-of-secret-missile-cities-which-began-6-years-ago/

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    • MDNA I says:

      Iran’s leverage is to keep incrementally violating the JCPOA, which alienates member nations from the US, raises the probability of catastrophe, & they recently refused to deal w/ Boris as a broker b/c “we do’t konw much about him yet”……. In the short term, things are stabilized b/c we made our point, they made theirs. But it’s still a hyper-tense situation, long-term

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      • The JCPOA, which they wrote, by the way, is nothing more than “appeasement.” Europe should have learned that lesson from Neville Chamberlain. Adolf Hitler once persuaded Europe to believe what they wanted to hear, and the Iranians tried the same gambit. And, as long as they were talking to gullible people who couldn’t negotiate their way out of a paper bag, all seemed to be going well. Iran could pursue its ambitions “out of sight, out of mind,” while Europe saw what it wanted to see.

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        • MDNA I says:

          Compare Iran to North Korea. Look how much progress has been made w/ NK but how far there is left to go. Trump & Kim personally like each other but it’s still pulling teeth to get everyone on the same page when it’s time to make a deal It’s made simpler by the fact that China is the only other nation w/ leverage or interest w/ NK. NK is more or less on China’s leash.

          Things aren’t anywhere as good w/ Iran as w/ NK. Iran is a menace to American interests, a threat to Israel’s security, a strategic asset to Russia, & so on.w/ Canada & the EU. Iran’s a jigsaw puzzle, a rubiks cube, compare to North Korea

          I don’t think the US & Iran can negotiate 1 on 1. We were cose w/ the prisoner swap, but that was only a few months before escalations began. Macron almost got a 1 on 1 meeting arranged in August, but personality clash – to quote Macron

          “President Trump is able, if he is convinced, to change things very quickly and he is not administration-driven, he decides alone, and quickly, and he has a very transactional logic. President Rouhani is someone who needs to line up a whole system before negotiating. … It’s almost the opposite.”

          Trump can make a deal in a split-second if he likes it. Rouhani won’t even come to the table before everything is basically ordered “just so”

          I agree w/ this study. Detente is good. But in the end it’s either regime change, war, or a 3rd party or coalition brings the parties together

          https://www.crisisgroup.org/middle-east-north-africa/gulf-and-arabian-peninsula/iran/210-iran-nuclear-deal-four-requiem

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          • jeans2nd says:

            You sound a wee bit naive, MDNA. NoKo, Iran, and Syria have been in the nuclear business for years. Israel bombed the nuclear site NoKo set up in Syria. Iran has monitors and engineers on-site when NoKo does its tests. China bankrolls all three.

            NoKo also sells to African countries that come up with the cash, as well as terrorists from anywhere.

            It is going to take a herculean effort to split this foursome and their customers apart. Ideas like how to do this are beyond my ability, but Pres Trump can do it with a few more years available to him.

            The hard part is changing the mindset of our own “inter-agency consensus” “elites.”

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            • MDNA I says:

              Re-read Macron’s quote. From personally dealing w/ Trump, he doesn’t perceive Trump to be bound by his administration or inter-agency. He proabably believes Trump would make the right deal if it were in front of him…. Iran’s the one w/ an inter-agency problem since Rouhani is inflexible

              re: Iran, NK, Syria, China. China’s interests aren’t the only ones that matter. Russia wants regional stability b/c they share borders w/ some of the countries terrorism has spread to – w/ a vengeance. Putin’s relationship w/ Assad is tighter than Xi’s. Xi certainly didn’t go to Church w/ Assad in Damscus on the eve of the Iranian missile strike (symbolism there)

              Russia’s attitude toward Iran is more distant – it’s not a real affectionate bond. Lavrov said the other day, yes, they thought there were US planes in the area, but that’s no excuse; it’s just a reminder we don’t want to go down this road

              I more or less followed the report. Maintain detente, de-escalate, a deal has to be struck, probably w/ help from Russia

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          • Here I believe that Trump is entirely correct to separate between the People of Iran – an ancient and proud country – and its fairly-recent Government which right now finds itself very despotically in control of it. (I personally see exactly the same thing in China. Communism, in my view, “is on borrowed time.”)

            The People of Iran will not forever consent to be governed by people who can force them to attend an evil man’s funeral at the point of a gun.

            Similarly, the Chinese government will be forced to confront its own dissolution, much as the USSR did. Time marches on.

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            • MDNA I says:

              Good point. 2 critical weaknesses of the Iranian regime. 1. It’s relatively new, & 2. authoritarian…… The legitimacy of the leaders can slip out from under them in an instant.

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        • Robert Smith says:

          I don’t even believe Europe is bung duped. They want Iran as a counterweight to Israel. They believe this would bring peace. lol

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    • Robert Smith says:

      That will be quite the seismic event when a train of bunker busters finds them.

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    • BigTalkers says:

      Thanks for the pics. Looks like the Mullahs are emulating the N Koreans here.

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  8. sunnyflower5 says:

    President Trump retweet

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    • soozword says:

      I guess great news for the Trump administration but lousy news to me personally and for many here who oppose big new housing developments. I live in one of the very fastest growing counties in the U.S. here in deserty SW Utah. We are seeing a huge boom in housing yet everyone is asking where are they going to find the water to support that extreme growth? One crazy Califirnia-esque proposal is to create a 150 mile long pipeline from Lake Powell across the state despite several states already vying for the same Colorado River water. So rationing is in store for current residents for the privilege of this “wonderful” housing boom.

      Besides water issues, there will be additional traffic congestion and rising taxes for more schools — makes for a deteriorating quality-of-life. That’s just one reason I support a long moritorium on legal immigration which is the major driver of our U.S. population growth.

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      • Completely agree! I just can’t see more and more housing developments as being always a good thing.

        There is a sign as one enters Iowa from Illinois on I-80 that states it is a “Heritage” site of silos and smokestacks. But they are losing them as new housing developments extend further and further out from Bettendorf into the surrounding countryside. And fast!

        I view it as a cultural loss.

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        • soozword says:

          I strongly upport the President’s economic growth plans such as reducing regulation, lowering taxes and reducing energy costs. But we can have economic growth without emulating China’s or India’s population densities. Cailifornia is already there due to extreme immigration and the rest of the country is going to get the overflow if we don’t turn off the massive immigration spigot for a few years. It’s a cultural, resource and political imperative.

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        • trialbytruth says:

          Okay so I know the communist answer to scarce resources, kill 20% of the population.

          What’s yours

          The mountain snows melt and send trillions of gallons to the ocean let’s work on that first.

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          • soozword says:

            An immigration moratorium for at least 10 years. I don’t want to pay for additional infrastructure just to live in another grossly overcrowded asphalt jungle like L.A. The verses in “America the Beautiful” did not extol the wonders of such places.

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            • trialbytruth says:

              No problem with a total immigration moratorium. But the water situation is more then population. It is short-sighted and criminal sheparding (or lack there of) of resources.

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              • soozword says:

                True that the water crisis is due to more than population growth. However, the public gets lulled into the assumption that this fast growth is natural and inevitable which is false given its a result of govt policy. So then the focus gets exclusively on developing more (expensive!!!) Infrastructure, rationing and better efficiency/wastage. I’m not saying any of these are bad,especially the later, but argue it is half the solution. We cannot maintain a high quality of life and continue to ignore the deleterious population side of the equation, which is largely a result of policy making.

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      • annieoakley says:

        I agree. The arid west is building homes way too quickly. Some other source of water than the Colorado River must be found. It is barely a trickle by the time it gets to Mexico and it is used for crops all along the way. I have a 4,000 home subdivision going in a mile north of me and MY water bill has increased an additional 15% this year. Not one home has been built nor has there been any grading/infrastructure so far. Sewage bill doubled a year ago to boot.

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        • soozword says:

          Las Vegas is making agriculture extinct in Eastern NV which has grown alfalfa for generations. They are buying up all the water rights there to fuel their rapid develooment. How they are getting the water over 100 miles away thru the desert is a mystery to me. Same destruction of ag land here in SW Utah. Between the housing projects and the golf courses, parts of the Virgin River goes dry now in summer.

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        • InAz says:

          Where I live a rich man, who inherited his wealth and never had a real job, wanted to put in a 50,000 home housing development, 18 hole golf course, and several businesses next door to my property.
          The corrupt County Board of Supervisors approved the development.

          There is no water. He had geologists write a report saying there is plenty of water. It was a joke. He went to every property owner offering to buy their wells and the owners could then pay him for water usage. Then he went to the Bureau of Land Management and worked out a secret deal to put in Wells and get water from BLM land. They got caught. It is illegal. My husband and I saw what was going on and called the BLM State Office and the Swamp DC office. And went to the local paper.

          Then he went to the City and turns out the City could not provide the water needs.

          Then he used an existing well on an old homestead, on the property he owns, and pumped out millions of gallons of water into the desert, to prove to us opposing him, that the water was plentiful.

          He never came to me to ask to buy my well because I was one of a few who were fighting against him.

          Now the property is up for sale.
          And we will have to fight again.

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          • soozword says:

            Water wars will become more frequent and intense as our immigration-fueled population growth continues to soar. This is not theory, we in the Southwest live it daily.

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      • Bob says:

        Humanure toilets, 1 load of laundry a week and 1/2 a gallon of drinking water per person per day. One person can do nicely on 500 gallons per month. The shower water and dish/laundry water can actually be 97% gray water recycled on site. So you could get down to 15 gallons a month per person. You would need no community water system or sewer and the savings could be put into the on site rain water collection and recycling system.

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      • trialbytruth says:

        Looks like you time to relocate some darter snails and build a Damm dam.

        Think how much heartache and hardship would have been avoided if that dam had been built 50 years ago.

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        • soozword says:

          Build a big, billion dollar taxpayer-funded dam for the “privelege” of cramming in millions upon milliions more immigrants, many of whom will not pay for the damn dam!

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          • Better to build a wall! (Albeit 40 years too late.)

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            • soozword says:

              LEGAL immigration is still at highest, most prolonged period in our nation’s history. Yet cities haven’t been able to cope with that huge influx for decades. We need a long time-out like we did for 40 years from the 1920s to early 1960s. That was critical to black Americans reaching middle class for first time in our history. The wall will do nothing to stop the 1+ million/yr from entering and undermining U.S. worker wages, assuming they don’t go on welfare.

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          • trialbytruth says:

            Dams pay for themselves many times over with power generation not to mention recreational opportunities

            But hey what do I know enjoy the wild fires buy extra marshmallows.

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  10. sunnyflower5 says:

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  11. sunnyflower5 says:

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  12. Dora says:

    Supreme Court To Hear Case On ‘Faithless’ Electors: Report

    States want the ability to replace or punish Electoral College members who ignore the popular vote.

    https://patch.com/us/white-house/supreme-court-hear-case-faithless-electors-report

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    • Julia Adams says:

      Isn’t there another push being ‘made’ or ‘piloted’ in certain states by a Harvard law professor? The idea is that state electors–under their state’s laws–could cast their electoral college vote in a general election in alignment with the winner of the National popular vote, regardless of which candidate actually won that state’s popular vote. I recall reading that somewhere recently.

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    • lawrencepaul1 says:

      If you can’t win with the the rules the way they have always been, then change the rules.
      Isn’t that just a perfect example of the mind of a liberal.
      If you can’t hit the target then just make it bigger and stand closer to it.These people are freaking juveniles.

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  13. sunnyflower5 says:

    President Trump retweet

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  14. stenwin77 says:

    Some mornings I wake up and think, “I just can’t take this crap anymore.” Then I think of President Trump – and what he must be going through – for us. Well, it changes my attitude quickly.

    President Trump probably wakes up and thinks, “Bring it”.

    So I say to the Democrats today, “Bring it.”

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    • Great post stenwin77!

      We will STAND for as long as it will take to Make America Great.

      The Deplorables will continue to get up each and every day and say “Bring it” to the horrible Democrats and Progressive who are trying to destroy our beautiful country.

      And we will win.

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  15. Julia Adams says:

    “While Democrats are demanding the impeachment of the current president, how about prosecuting the last one? With the newfound concern for presidential law-breaking — and as the impeachment trial of President Trump gears up a new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO), saying President Trump broke the law by withholding aid to Ukraine — the precedent for effectively prosecuting alleged presidential lawbreaking has now been set.”

    “This brings the focus to a prosecution of former President Barack Obama. Americans are being told by Democrats that President Trump must be impeached because he broke the law. So, the obvious question ensues. If it’s OK to insist that President Trump “broke the law” (Warren) and “must be held accountable” (Pelosi) — then isn’t it time for the Department of Justice to prosecute former President Obama on exactly those same grounds?”

    https://thejeffreylord.com/trump-its-time-to-prosecute-obama/

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  16. This was written by a Hollywood actor and friend of PDJT. He was the one who exposed Tom Hanks as a pedo. He was also suicided or maybe he simply killed himself. That part is a mystery. What is overwhelmingly true is that he made a down-to-the-metal evaluation of his life and concluded that in his flesh dwelt no good thing. This is IMO one of the most accurate and contrite examinations of the human heart I have ever read. Humility, repentance, proper, a self-view are just some of the many things that can be learned and emulated by this painful confession.

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  17. linda4298 says:

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  18. Brant says:

    I know Trump likes to talk colloquial and not be so high brow, but saying, “they want to impeach the son of a b…..”, doesn’t speak well of his mom and could be picked up by resisters to play off of. Again, an avoidable bumper sticker quote.

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    • FofBW says:

      What is done is done.

      Once the bullet leaves the gun, there is no bringing it back.

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    • lawrencepaul1 says:

      Alrighty then.

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    • Publius2016 says:

      for every rule, there is an exception…

      45 doesn’t play by their rules, he surpasses them…no collusion has now led to impeachment by a partisan House: should 45 just SIT THERE? He LL No

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    • burginthorn says:

      I thought maybe it was a cryptic message aimed at Biden and his “quid pro quo SOB” comments.

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    • NJMAGA says:

      I think he meant it to be funny…and it was. A huge difference between us and progressives. We have a sense of humor.

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    • beach lover says:

      I saw it live and thought the same thing. He may have thought, he is standing in front of a lot of testosterone, and felt it was OK to use some locker room talk … but it didn’t come off “Presidential” to me, and diminished the purpose of the moment anyway. It wasn’t about him. This is PDJT’s biggest flaw. And I am 100% Trumper… but even a mother can see flaws in her children that could be improved upon.

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      • Who decided what Presidential is? Presidential is whatever the current President is saying or doing. You prefer phonies?

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        • beach lover says:

          He could make the same point without the grammar is all Im saying. There’s nothing phony about it. Im not a prude by any stretch..In fact, I dont oppose the language in his rallies… I think it makes him more personable and funny. I just didnt like him saying it in front of college kids, when they were the ones being celebrated. Would you say Clinton was Presidential with his shenanigans in the Oval Office?

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          • Are you really equating a little bravado with a married president having sex in the Oval Office with an intern?? Do you really think that these young men don’t get together and “talk tough”?

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            • beach lover says:

              That reply was to littleflower’s comment that “Presential is whatever the current President is (saying) or doing”. You are missing the entire point. But, lets just agree we can see this one differently and still love this man. Good Grief.

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        • Dutchman says:

          Harry Truman kicked a photographers camera, on purpose, and wrote a letter to a critic, threatening to kick him,…as the papers of the time euphemistically reported it, “below the belt”.

          A reporter asked Bess Truman if she could get her Husband to stop saying “Steer manure”, and Bess replied “Are you kidding? Do you know what it took, for me to GET him to say “Steer manure”?

          LBJ was fond of having his,aids give him reports, while he was ,…SITTING on the toilet.

          So what, EXACTLY is “Presidential” behavior? I will take a rude and crude DJT, over a Bush or Obama, any day of the week.
          Frankly, I feel I have little in common with those who say “I support PDJT, but wish he would behave more “Presidential”.

          Its form over substance, and appearance over reality. Given my life experience, a little honest crudity is far preferable to ignoring the turd in the punchbowl.
          IMHO

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      • Continue to clutch your pearls while the Swamp tries to destroy him. We are in a battle for the future of this nation. It is because of Donald J Trump, his attitude, his bravado, and his fearlessness in the face of pure evil that is punching back at pure evil. God wants a fighter not a sissy. He’s a Man not a beta male.

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        • beach lover says:

          This really is pretty funny how you jump to accuse me of “pearl clutching”. All I am saying is there is a time and place for the language… that wasn’t it. Am I going to not support him because of it?? Of course not.

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          • zorrorides says:

            Passing the enjoyable time, using self-deprecating humor with a large and multiracial bunch of big college football players – who talk salty and likely cuss nonstop 16 hours per day – is a very small part of all the presidential acts of DJT.

            The thing that gets me is how out of balance is the weight of complaining compared to the lifting power of salvation. But what do I know – I have a beach friend in my house.

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      • trialbytruth says:

        Which beach do you hang out at? Any friends their I would know?

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      • Bill says:

        Beach Lover,
        Many of us voted for him because we like him being himself. We voted for him to be who he is, and who he is is the President of the United States. Therefore, he’s being presidential. We dictate what that means. Not some SJW, PC, BS group think squad telling us what presidential is supposed to be. F that. Let Trump be Trump.

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    • ElTocaor says:

      You’ve never been around anyone from the Bayou for an extended period of time, have you? New Orleans happens to be a large, important, strategic port– it has been for a LONG time. The locals have added some sailor colloquialisms to their vernacular over the years.

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    • Reserved55 says:

      Trump bumper sticker

      Biden: Well sonabitch I fired the prosecutor.

      Where’s Hunter?

      Which gets more traction?

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    • sunnyflower5 says:

      “Let Trump be Trump”

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    • numbersixdance says:

      Lighten up

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    • I didn’t like it either.

      Yes, I’m a mom. Yes, I have a slight sense of humor. Yes, I try to avoid being subjected to vulgarity and vulgar people.

      I am the biggest pro-Trump person in my all conservative family, and the vulgarity makes it just a little harder, unnecessarily so, to pull along those who would ordinarily be all in for a conservative President.

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      • Good for you!!! Judging people and staying away from people who are “less” than you!!! You don’t need to sully yourself with people who are not as virtuous as you!!! Continue to look down your pious nose at the mere mortals around you!!! Insulate yourself so that “potty mouth” people don’t stink up your environment. This is why many people don’t want to go to church because the pious people don’t want them around. Good work .

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      • Risa says:

        Of all the issues we are facing, PDJT’s occasionally salty word is far down on my list. And please take my word for it, I am pretty prissy about language.

        When we have a MAN willing to keep FIGHTING for us, with all of the evil being thrown at him and at us, why even focus on this? We are in a war and our lives are being lived on a battlefield whether we want to acknowledge that or not.

        The ultimate profanity is what the Left has done to our country and our culture. President Trump has been fighting for the unborn, for Christians and Jews, for everything I hold dear, in the face of efforts to DESTROY him and his loved ones.

        If there is some release or humor in a minor vulgarity, so be it. If I want elegance in language I can pick up my volume of Shakespeare. If I want to win this existential war, I will support President Trump and not get lost in the weeds.

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    • I loved that he said that; made me laugh and it is sooo Trump. So tired of phony Presidents and politicians pretending to be so pure and good but total criminals and traitors behind the scenes. I like real people and Trump is for real.

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    • 2013gti says:

      Well, bless your heart.

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    • WSB says:

      President Trump was speaking in second party.

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  19. Don McAro says:

    Shut off the News for a while…. This impeachment is getting outta control….
    Sorry to say folks we don’t have enough brave soldiers in the senate…..

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    • jeans2nd says:

      There are not enough Senators to remove the President. Finding 20 Senators voting to impeach is not a possibility, not if they want re-elected to their gravy train job, that is.

      And Mitch McConnell is never going to allow a President from the same party to be removed on McConnell’s watch. McConnell is looking out for his own legacy, his re-election, and his own hefty retirement portfolio.

      Who is going to pay Cocaine Mitch $500K speaking fees if Cocaine Mitch allows the President’s removal? Who will hire his kids as lobbyists?
      Heck, who will come to Cocaine Mitch’s funeral?

      Taking a break is a great idea, though. We all need a break now and then. We’ll be here waiting for your return.
      cheers

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      • stenwin77 says:

        The whole impeachment thing is Kavanaugh 2.0. Same m.o. Predictable.

        We thought “they” would keep Kavanaugh out. They didn’t.

        I try to save worrying for something that actually happens, not what could be. Contact senators now to voice your demands to them. Pray. Do everything you can do. The rest is out of your hands and in God’s.

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      • I have been feeling burned out by impeachment which is why I loved the LSU in the WH videos and stories; the economy articles; and watching something dumb at night for laughs. I have a feeling that most Americans are feeling the same way.

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  20. bethabcd says:

    Our code stipulates that the DEFENDANT has a right to a fair trial. But the Dems are squawking as if their side,the prosecution, needs a fair trial.

    There’s nothing fair about a trial which is just a cover for a prolonged investigation and harassment of a citizen

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    • Our Constitution guarantees many rights of the accused, in any and every circumstance. The same Constitution also sets careful limits upon what “impeachment” is … and what it is not. The same venerated piece of vellum also prohibits Bills of Attainder.

      But, the only operative question is: “what will the Senate do?” If Lawfare, Inc. determines that “yes, a Bill of Attainder can be passed and it will be accepted by the Senate,” and if it also determines that it can stifle and control and muzzle its opponent’s ability to defend himself, then the entire Senate Agenda for 2020 is set: the House will pass one Bill of Attainder after another after another. The Congress will conduct no legislative business other than holding on to the President’s feet like a mongrel dog that you just can’t shake off. Because “Lawfare, Inc.” succeeded in overruling the Constitution this one time, it has by extension succeeded in overruling it forevermore. (Will someone please go to the National Archives, unlock the case, and with a Sharpie strike out the appropriate passages which Lawfare, Inc. has successfully rewritten? You don’t have to be “the majority of States” to amend this thing after all – you only need to be a lawyer.)

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      • zorrorides says:

        Would be great to hear just one news star or senator saying this real loud.

        Not one of them is hollering to America that the House is doing what the Constitution forbids Congress to do.

        Well, one maybe. Old Yeller (Mark Levine) did raise his aural volume.

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    • snarkybeach says:

      It’s why the Left is positioning the VA Gun Rights play with Antifa actors on both sides.

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      • sunnyflower5 says:

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        • I am starting to think that 99% of all Clinton Foundation contributions began as taxpayer dollars laundered through your favorite slush fund country.

          But it is illegal for THE PRESIDENT to inquire about corruption before handing out these same dollars?

          Spit.

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          • Robert Smith says:

            It makes no sense for it to be otherwise.

            And, even if it were not, why would the torrents of money continue after evidence that popped up showing that perhaps the Clinton Foundation was not even effective at what they purported to be doing? Why not give the money to other other places that are better getting done their missions of mercy? Because it is what we think the Clinton Foundation is a monetization scheme and why these political foundations are the fad.

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            • Beau Geste says:

              Morocco gave the clintons money, did not get destroyed. Ghadaffy duck gave up his nukes, but didn’t give the clintons money. He was tortured and destroyed. hillary: “we came, we saw, he died” (as if she was julius caesar veni vedi vinci)

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          • WSB says:

            That’s all the Clinton Foundation ever was…a laundromat.

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            • Paprika says:

              Yup, no tickey, no laundry!
              No play, no pay!
              No grift, no graft!
              No bowing, no bucks!
              No currency, no cunning conniving!
              No corruption, no Clintons!

              Hello Chelsea, glad you’re all grown up and welcome to the family business.

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          • Dutchman says:

            Well, yes.
            As Charles Ortel (?) Has documented in his thorough and ongoing expose of CF, every corporation or individual that contributed $ to CF, wrote it off as a “Charitable contribution”.
            So, in a most basic sense, it is ALL “Taxpayer dollars”.
            He goes on to explain Corporations have a responsibility, under the tax code, to insure the charities they contribute to are ‘legitimate’.

            They can’t avoid it by saying “we were DUPED!” when they didn’t make minimal efforts to insure legitimacy.

            A basic search would have shown the CF has NEVER applied for recognition as a CHARITY, with the U.S. Government, any STATE government, or any OTHER countries government.

            So, these contributors are all liable for fines and penalties, adding up to perhaps TRILLIONS of dollars, and include ALL the biggest names.

            WHAT a mess!

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  21. WeThePeople2016 says:

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    • ms Idaho says:

      My fervent wish for the 2020 election – NO Democrats win their elections.
      impossible, you say?
      as I read the treeper comments plus those from other sites re: all the ‘non-democratic’ things the dims are doing, I have my fingers crossed.
      I agree that we need an opposition party, but we need to encourage the dims to continue their self-destruction.

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    • fangdog says:

      Every day the Democrat politicians are proving to the American people they are not in this for the American people, but in this for themselves. Ask any democrat what has your democrat representative done which benefits you?

      Even those on welfare are kept in a form of ghetto plantation slavery of no spirit and no hope. Many welfare’s are kept from the American Dream by the democrat welfare entrapment programs of perpetual poverty and misery. It does not and should not be this way for most any American. The real tragedy is the children born to this kind of American life with no other world known or thought for them……the Democrat Party is an evil political Party.

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    • Tl Howard says:

      The problem for us, for POTUS, is that a rigorous defense that goes after the swamp, entangles the GOP too, and they are the voters in the Senate.

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  22. StanH says:

    Think of the opportunity that is before us. The entire criminal swamp/cabal/uniparty has need laid bare. Fully exposed and proudly anti-American. America First is now a pejorative and is defined as raaaacist, xenophobe, bible clutching, gun toting etc. This false construct has taken decades to create. We have reached a critical crossroads, or as President Reagan said in 1964; “A time for choosing.”

    Be cool, hang tough and be prepared.

    KAG!

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  23. Reserved55 says:

    A rambling confused Joe

    “KK: We have a lot of questions to get through, so please excuse us in advance if we interrupt you. I want to start — you fought corruption in Ukraine. **There is no indication that you or your son did anything wrong or were part of any corruption in Ukraine**. But you still haven’t really answered the question of whether or not you think it’s proper for the son of a sitting vice president of the United States to serve on the board of a foreign company that’s being investigated for corruption.”

    “Look, I fought corruption when I was in Ukraine. **No one ever suggested I’ve done anything differently, including all of the president’s men and women who testify**. And I didn’t realize he was on the board until he had been on the board for a while. You all did write, I think, in — I can’t remember what month it was — but you indicated, and I think it was ’15, that he shouldn’t be on the board.The Times editorial board wrote in 2015: “It should be plain to Hunter Biden that any connection with a Ukrainian oligarch damages his father’s efforts to help Ukraine. This is not a board he should be sitting on.”

    He’s acknowledged that he thought it was a mistake. And as you pointed out, the focus here is, can’t be taken off the fact who, in fact, violated the Constitution. **Did the president of the United States engage in an offense that is a constitutional violation of seeking the influence of a foreign government?** It’s a legitimate question to ask, but seems to me that the core of it is: No one has suggested I did anything wrong. And I didn’t realize he was on the board until after he had been on the board. At the same time, he has come forward and said it was a mistake on his part to be on the board.”

    “KK: Would you be in favor of a law banning the children of sitting presidents and vice presidents from serving on foreign companies’ boards?

    KK: What about the first lady? [LAUGHTER]”

    Dr Jill is running to be president, of course she’ll be in the WH

    “Well, the first lady will have an office, but it won’t be in the White House probably.The first lady, since at least the Carter administration, has had an office in the White House’s East Wing. It’d probably be in the executive office building. But no one is, in my family, none of my children or anyone related to me, is going to be engaged in anything having to do with the conduct of foreign policy, international affairs, because I think what’s — anyway.”

    “MG: I’m just going to drill down a little bit more on that. You said during the September debate, when asked about reparations, that black parents should, among other things, make sure that you have the record player on at night.”

    Biden: We need the government in three year olds bedrooms.

    https://myoutube.com/watch?v=yMIF-zD7D1g

    “AH: Do you have an exercise routine?”

    “AH: What is it?”

    “KK: We will not be disappointed. So how many push-ups can you do?

    I can do 44, but what I’m doing is that I pulled my bicep on the right. So I’m doing these — if you exercise, I’m doing closed-hand push-ups because outside is putting too much pressure on this one.”

    His healthcare plan

    “JI: O.K. You can keep your doctors. What happens if employers curb their own offerings as the public option takes hold? There’s a lot of incentive ——

    JI: But what happens if your employer cancels it?

    If you can’t, you come on the Biden plan. You provide that option. You can get a gold plan where you do have nobody — you do not have to pay more than a $1,000 deductible. We significantly reduce drug prices, which, by the way, Republicans are looking to get done, O.K.? What you do is you provide that option. But if you like your plan, if you really like it, I don’t think we should come along and say, “You must give it up.”

    JI: But if your employer cancels that plan, then you don’t get it, you don’t have that choice.

    No, you don’t have the choice, but you had the choice to — that’s why — I’m not saying, I said, if you like your plan, you can keep it, assuming — I should add the obvious — if your employer doesn’t take it away from you. O.K.?”

    “BA: You’ve talked about the urgency of the climate change. The new NAFTA agreement includes no measures aimed at dealing with climate change. At what point should Democrats stop voting for international agreements that fail to deal with climate change?”

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  24. Reserved55 says:

    KEY POINTS
    A former administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency was arrested Tuesday for taking bribes from the president of a company that landed $1.8 billion in federal contracts to repair Puerto Rico’s electrical grid after Hurricane Maria devastated the island in September 2017.
    Federal authorities arrested Ahsha Tribble, FEMA’s former deputy administrator for the region that includes Puerto Rico. Donald Keith Ellison, the former president of Cobra Acquisitions was also arrested.
    FEMA said the agency takes allegations of employee misconduct “extremely seriously” and added that they are “fully cooperating with federal investigators” in a statement.

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  25. Reserved55 says:

    WOW

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  26. CTH Fan says:

    I am thinking we all in for some surprises with regard to impeachment.

    While the Dems and the media are showing their hand, in a very sneaky and underhanded way, nobody has any idea what is coming on behalf of the President. The Whitehouse is holding their hand close to their vest. No leaks.

    As the President so often says “We will see what happens”.

    Never give up and never give in.

    God Speed Mr. President you are in our prayers.

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  27. Troublemaker10 says:

    ‘Strong’ paper trail has John Durham investigating the months before Mueller appointment

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/strong-paper-trail-has-john-durham-investigating-the-months-before-mueller-appointment#

    Excerpt:

    John Durham, a U.S. attorney from Connecticut, is zeroing in on the period spanning from January 2017, when Trump took office, to May of that year. A “strong” paper trail, as CBS News senior investigative correspondent Catherine Herridge put it on Friday, has led the investigation into possible misconduct by federal law enforcement and intelligence officials to that time frame.

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  28. lawrencepaul1 says:

    Pelosi Releases Limited-Edition Replica Of Dentures Worn During Trump Impeachment
    https://babylonbee.com/news/pelosi-releases-limited-edition-replica-of-dentures-she-was-wearing-during-trump-impeachment

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  29. Reserved55 says:

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  30. This is good news:
    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/romney-gop-support-in-utah-drops-after-challenging-trump-on-impeachment-trial-rules-poll

    Utah Republican Sen. Mitt Romney lost support from Republicans and independents in his home state during the weeks after he called for witnesses in President Trump’s Senate impeachment trial, a new poll shows.

    The Morning Consult survey found support for Romney, 72, going down after he called for former national security adviser John Bolton to testify at Trump’s impeachment trial, which began on Thursday.

    The poll shows the senator’s approval rating falling among Utah Republicans from September through December 2019, and independents also shifted to disapproving of Romney over the quarter.

    In the prior quarter, 65% of Utah Republicans supported Romney, and while a majority still do presently, that number sank to 57%.

    (This below is no surprise; probably run as a Dem next time, that’s who he sees as his constituents).
    …..The Utah Republican senator, however, did gain among Democrats in his state. According to the poll, 46% of Democrats late last year in the fourth quarter approved of the former Massachusetts governor and 2012 Republican presidential nominee. This was a spike of 4 percentage points from several months prior.

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  31. sunnyflower5 says:

    That son of a …..
    Incoming Florida Senate president Bill Galvano (R-Bradenton) says he is “grateful” for the Everytown for Gun Safety donations to his political committee.
    Everytown is a Michael Bloomberg-funded gun control group, and the Tampa Bay Times reports the group gave Galvano’s committee $200,000.
    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/01/17/floridas-gop-sen-leader-grateful-money-bloomberg-gun-control/

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  32. New web news sites:
    https://protrumpnews.com/
    Formatted like Drudge but all pro-Trump

    https://justthenews.com/
    John Solomon’s new site; not up to speed yet, but coming soon.

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  33. trapper says:

    OK, changed my mind, or some might say finally saw the light. I have been saying for years that we should increase the number of unskilled temporary visas we issue each year, mainly for farm workers, because keeping the number abnormally low just encourages people to enter illegally. I think I’ve been getting that backwards.

    NEW thinking is this: Food production, just like almost everything else, is completely out of whack, FUBAR. Instead of importing more low skill workers, we should cut them off entirely, forcing food producers to raise wages to the point where Americans will be willing to take those jobs. If Mexicans have been doing the work Americans have been unwilling to do, that just means they don’t pay enough. So, maybe food prices go up, but that’s bullshit as well, as Sundance so often points out. American food prices are already kept artificially high even WITH cheap foreign labor in the fields.

    SO – NO more H2A visas.

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    • soozword says:

      Great you finally saw the light, trapper! I did so almost 30 years ago.

      Last I checked, Europe and Australia were investing in reasearch and development of ag labor-saving machinery far more than in the U.S. because they did not have such a ready supply of slaves/indentured servants. Plus contrary to the oft-cited historic Bracero program, ones following had large numbers of “temporary” farm workers disappear into our communities because it was so very easy to do. Generally no walls, manacles, shot gun patrols to stop them. Plus by then we had large Hispanic barrios/communities established nearby where they felt completely safe and comfortable, just like home!

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      • annieoakley says:

        And these visas allowed people, mostly men at first, get a foothold in other industries like skiing. Maybe they left after one year and came back but after that year, stayed, scraped though the summer building houses and sent for families after that. I lived it. Now the public schools are 75% Spanish speakers from all over South America.

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      • fangdog says:

        What most people do not know about the Bracero program; The Mexican government was taking 50% of what the Mexican worker was making under the Bracero program. There was no incentive for the Mexican worker to be legal under the Bracero program and more incentive to remain illegal.

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    • It might also put a stop to the e coli infestation of our lettuce and other vegies. Ask the people in the produce department of your grocery store about the source…I asked in Whole Foods and my local grocery store chain and they both said the same thing; people picking vegies are defecating in the fields.

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      • fangdog says:

        In California farm fields there are portable toilets strategically located near every working crew. I have never seen defecating in the fields…..Why would there be? There is no need or preference for it.

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    • lawrencepaul1 says:

      Food is cheap, way to cheap actually, which is there are so much obesity in America.
      I am more than happy to pay more for food in order to give more Americans a living wage.
      Same thing goes for everything that we buy. If we had refused to buy Chinese products and had been prepared to pay more for them then the middle class would still be thriving.

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      • Paprika says:

        Dang, as much as I hate to disagree with you LP1, I’m going to do so! Obesity has nothing to do with cheap food supply, it has to do with laziness and too many sitting on their posteriors. And, we did not have to raise retail prices in order for the middle class to be thriving.

        Junk and fast food is expensive compared to growing your own or buying healthy staples–Guess which one people eat/buy more of: Capt. Crunch cereal or oatmeal; potato chips or potatoes; etc. Shucks, folks pay big bucks for bottled Evian water for crimony sake–which is nothing but water in plastic bottles with no regulations or guarantee of purity or origins unlike straight old tap water. It was a joke to start with–that’s why the name/label is Naive spelled backwards.

        When we converted over to buying “cheap” Chinese and other foreign products, especially in the grocery category, it did not lower our food costs at all, it actually raised them. It just meant the Global Agricultural Conglomerates and the many middlemen, both here and abroad, made more money and the American farmer was paid less and less to ‘match’ foreign price, –which was/is more expensive than just paying American farmers more and global conglomerates and middlemen less!

        When you see pork chops on a great sale for $2.59 a pound realize the American pork producer is getting around .39 cents per pound. Do you really think you can raise a pig and ship it across the world for .39 cents a pound? If you raise the retail price to $ 6.99 a pound the farmer will still only be paid only .39 cents a pound or less, but the “chain” makes a huge profit–that is what we’ve seen happening for the last 2 decades regardless of the agricultural product and where it is produced.

        How about paying the American farmer double what he is currently being paid and deduct 10% from the minimal 4 hands with at least 100% mark up each time as it goes through the chain to and including retail store price? The price of meat and produce would still be cheaper.

        Better yet, how do we get all these obese people out and working on the farms and other physical trades to take care of the obesity, welfare, and labor shortage problem?

        Just thought for food! (grin)

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        • lawrencepaul1 says:

          Mark up applies to everything. Producers always get only a small percentage of the pie.
          For the first time in the history of the human race the poorest people in society are the are the fattest. Cheap carbs are the reason for that. Most people in the west eat way to much of the wrong kind of food. As for other produts, I never knowingly buy anything made in china. I usually have to pay at least twice as much for a copareble item and You can’t buy it in Walmart but tats just the way it is.

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        • lawrencepaul1 says:

          PS, all of your points are valid and well thought out. However food is just another commodity and the price is determined by supply and demand.
          There is a huge over supply of food in America which suppresses the price and gives all the power to the large retailers. Producers are forced to cut the cost of production to compete in this mention. Cheap labor is one way of doing that, and once one does it they all have to.
          So all of what you stated is true but it is not the rout cause of the problem. Over supply is.
          The government steps in to subsidise farmers. What they are really doing in subsidising the big retailers with tax payers money.

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    • Dutchman says:

      Trapper,
      Lets overlook your a little late to the party, and just celebrate that your here.

      Actually, cutting off the supply of illegal, cheap labor would ‘force’ (MARKET FORCES, not Government force) food producers to innovate.

      Throughout the history of food production, innovating and mechanising has increased the quantity and quality of food production.
      The scythe, the tractor, etc.

      Think about the automation when you order a Big mac,….and then think how the tomato and lettuce was (basically) harvested the same was as it was 50+ years ago; someone stooped down, and cut it by hand!

      So no, I don’t see ‘unskilled’ Americans becoming farm workers in large #’s, to replace illegals.

      Construction, however is a whole different picture.
      IMHO

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      • zorrorides says:

        Dutch and Trapper, TY. In my lifetime there were farms all across America that sold production into their local market areas. We still have many many many folks living ‘out of town’ ‘on acreage’, just like before except effectively zero of them put any farm production into any markets anywhere.

        There is still a lot of agricultural wealth and income to be produced out of the ground, and it will provide jobs and livelihood for millions of Americans – when the regulatory restrictions are “right sized”.

        This will be good for us all, and is an essential component of the answer to unhealthy immigration. And will coexist with new labor-saving innovations employed by the big farm corporations.

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        • Dutchman says:

          Yup. AND it will destroy the exfiltration of wealth being done by the multinationals, that Sundance explains in his “Maganomics 101” articles,..the
          “Lemons or widgets” part. The bringing back manufacturing undermines the widgets, and the ag changes undermines the lemons.

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    • fangdog says:

      Mexican farm field workers are far better quality than American farm workers. I have hired both and there is no comparison. Most Mexican farm labor prefer living in Mexico and only come to America because of economics. What most naive Americans do not realize, when it comes to farm labor, there is virtually no alternative labor.

      What is not mentioned is Trumps USMCA considerably raises the minimum wage in Mexico. This changes the desire to come to the US considerably and there will be a critical shortage of farm labor. Food prices could very easily be going through the roof in the not too distant future……especially perishables.

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  34. Reserved55 says:

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  35. Troublemaker10 says:

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  36. Reserved55 says:

    Not that they would report it, but it would be nice if the MSM saw this.

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  37. Troublemaker10 says:

    LSU ‘Get the Gat’ video from Trump’s White House tribute goes viral — and features mystery woman

    https://www.foxnews.com/sports/woman-dancing-with-lsu-tigers-in-viral-video-at-white-house-identified

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    • Matthew LeBlanc says:

      This is absolutely amazing. The greatest college football team ever being celebrated by the greatest president ever and having a damn fine time while doing so. PDJT is going to win in a landslide. Geaux Tigers!!! KAG!!!

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  38. Reserved55 says:

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  39. bethabcd says:

    Here’s an idea for a Democrat ad…

    Don’t you want to pay much more in income tax…

    so you can finance even MORE foreign aid…

    so that people like Hunter Biden can rake even more money…originally YOUR MONEY‼️⁉️

    Dems promise freebies for you, but what they really mean is more money for THEM‼️

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  40. Reserved55 says:

    Liberal hack Jamie Dupree ha “evidence” of Lev and Trump collusion

    Shem steps in to help

    https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1218340008987447296.html

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  41. lawrencepaul1 says:

    Well nobody saw that one coming now did they.
    They should all be buying 80% AR15 and pistol lowers. Build your own guns outside the system.
    Actually we all should be. They are so easy to build, The ones with polymer lowers in particular. https://www.polymer80.com/

    Virginia Gun Sales Soar As Dems Consider Draconian “Assault Weapons” Ban
    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/virginia-gun-sales-soar-dems-consider-draconian-assault-weapons-ban

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  42. lawrencepaul1 says:

    GAO Is Wrong – Dershowitz Confirms Trump Had Right To Withhold Ukraine Funds
    https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/19678796/posts/180826#comment-7757709

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  43. lawrencepaul1 says:

    Morbidly Obese “Jabba The Jihadi” ISIS Leader Caught In Iraq
    https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/morbidly-obese-jabba-jihadi-isis-leader-caught-iraq

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  44. Reserved55 says:

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  45. islandpalmtrees says:

    THE HEADLINE SHOULD BE – ILLEGAL FISA SPYING WARRANT ON CIA AGENT CARTER PAGE ALLOWED SPYING ON FLYNN AND HIS CONFLICTED LAWYER

    Covington is currently already in hot water for representing General Flynn and not recusing itself earlier according to the Federalist:

    Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn faces the real possibility of jail time when he is sentenced at the end of this month in connection with the guilty plea he entered in 2017. But that plea appears to be tainted because his original lawyers had a conflict of interest that arose from their involvement in one of the offenses folded into the plea. The fallout from that conflict of interest appears to have created Flynn’s current predicament.

    Robert Mueller’s Office of Special Counsel investigated Flynn for potential criminal charges that included 1) lying to the FBI about his conversation with the Russian ambassador while he was part of President Donald Trump’s national security transition team, and 2) making a false statement in his filings under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) for work he had allegedly done for the government of Turkey prior to the Nov. 8, 2016, election.

    Covington and Burling, LLP, a prominent law firm, represented Flynn in the investigation and in plea negotiations. The firm also assisted him in preparing the allegedly false FARA filings.

    Because Flynn was targeted for his FARA filing, Covington had a conflict in representing him since they assisted him in creating the FARA application in question.

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/01/breaking-exclusive-general-flynns-first-law-firm-hired-deep-state-fbi-attorney-at-same-time-they-were-repping-flynn-did-they-share-with-flynn-this-conflict-of-interest/

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