January 25th – 2020 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #1101

In an effort to keep the Daily Open Thread a little more open topic we are going to start a new daily thread for “Presidential Politics”. Please use this thread to post anything relating to the Donald Trump Administration and Presidency.


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324 Responses to January 25th – 2020 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #1101

  1. Reserved55 says:

    “Lev Parnas, an associate of Rudy Giuliani who is at the center of Congress’ impeachment proceedings, said Friday he had given congressional Democrats a 2018 recording of President Trump discussing the dismissal of then-U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch.

    Parnas worked closely with Giuliani to further Trump’s efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate his political rivals. Trump and his associates are known to have viewed Yovanovitch, who was a career official at the State Department and an anti-corruption crusader, as an impediment to their efforts.

    Parnas located the clip after it was first reported by ABC News Friday, his attorney, Joseph Bondy, told The New York Times.

    Bondy said it “is of high materiality to the impeachment inquiry” of Trump, the case for which House Democrats are presenting in the Senate. He added that the tape had been provided to the House Intelligence Committee whose chairman, Rep. Adam Schiff, is leading Democrats’ case for a conviction in the Senate.”

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  2. decisiontime16 says:

    One of America’s largest pro-Trump super PACs is running a new billboard in New York City. Located at 1500 Broadway and 43rd Street, the board is two-sided and both sides will feature the video of Biden admitting to withholding one billion in aid to Ukraine until the government fired the  prosecutor investigating Hunter.


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  3. Reserved55 says:

    “The White House may withhold federal funds to California if the state refuses to end a controversial insurance policy regarding abortion. In a statement, Health and Human Services Director Roger Severino argued California’s rule, which requires insurance providers to cover abortions, violates federal law.

    Severino said states receiving funding from the department “can’t discriminate against health plans that decline to cover abortions.” He added the rule also forces anti-abortion Americans to pay into plans that cover the procedure.”


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    • FofBW says:

      Hallelujah!! Thank you Jesus!

      Liked by 3 people

    • Garavaglia says:


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      • dallasdan says:

        It won’t happen in an election year.


        • lolli says:

          There you are dallasdan 😉
          Do you have any information regarding the virus?
          Or any factual links I could use?
          I will check the open thread.
          Thank you.

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          • dallasdan says:

            Hello lolli 🙂

            The entirety of my knowledge about the virus is either intuitive or already reported: it is deadly, there is no vaccine, the ease of proliferation and transmission globally is frightening, and China being the epicenter of the outbreak assures that information necessary to sourcing and controlling the outbreak will be suppressed.

            The student at Texas A&M has, to my knowledge, not yet been confirmed as having the virus. If he does have the virus, the challenge in identifying, quarantining, and treating those exposed to him during his travel is extremely difficult.


            • lolli says:

              I have been wondering why they haven’t reported results on TX student. Thinking due to the number of others exposed that may need to be identified and spoken with…before the results are reported? Would they hide from fear? I don’t know the process.
              The information is difficult to find on this virus. I guess as more countries are afflicted, more information will come out.
              One problem I see coming up, (we already have a ton of flu cases here) people will think they have it and panic when they just have a cold, others will have it and spread it thinking they just have a cold.
              Also, is it already here and being misdiagnosed?
              See following article👇


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              • dallasdan says:

                Your questions regarding reporting are good ones. People and institutions are afraid of the potential results, plus the government is highly concerned about raising the public’s alarm while trying to manage the situation, a difficult and narrow path to walk.

                The article is very concerning. Children are notoriously prolific carriers of disease because of their activity, concentration in schools, and faulty hygiene (not washing hands, sneezing/coughing openly, etc.). The very significant outbreak of flu that is underway in SA could easily mask cases of the coronavirus.

                The speed of contamination and lethality of the virus as a proportion of the number of people infected should soon be apparent world-wide. This may get very serious, very soon, or not.


                • lolli says:

                  Check this out if you haven’t.
                  You probably have it, but if not…
                  Interesting information today, if I am reading it right. 🧐
                  You will understand the implications just a tad bit more. Lol

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                • dallasdan says:

                  My awareness of the virus is minimal.

                  The article is both encouraging in that it has been discovered in the bats, and concerning because the African continent is a Petri dish for communicable diseases.

                  Reputable epidemiologists and other medical scientists have said the world is overdue for a devastating pandemic. Biologically, we live in perilous times.

                  Thanks for sharing. 🙂


          • WRB says:

            For what it is worth, styx is following this closely

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    • i'm just sayin'.. says:

      Mr. “call me Lt. Col.” Vindman was on the call and he objects….


  4. decisiontime16 says:

    Food market at centre of deadly coronavirus outbreak admits selling live koalas, snakes, rats and wolves

    According to the South China Morning Post, the market’s advertising board had live foxes, crocodiles, wolf puppies, salamanders, snakes, rats, peacocks, porcupines and koalas.


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  5. Reserved55 says:

    March For Life

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  6. sunnyflower5 says:

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  7. Reserved55 says:

    Breadline Bernie cries,
    SloJoe is “cheating”


  8. sunnyflower5 says:

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  9. sunnyflower5 says:

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  10. TJ says:

    Broken record Biden tries duping socialists using their, “repeat the lie often” trick, and gets called out.


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    • Bendix says:

      To be fair, he probably is unaware that he did.
      He also probably doesn’t remember “fixing” a problem with a small number of Americans reneging on paying back their student loans, with a draconian solution of making student loans the only debt you can never discharge through bankruptcy.

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      • Pale rider says:

        But it gets better, bail out banks with government money as well as businesses. Every student loan for decades could be forgiven with the amount of money given to bailout his backers, who should be run out of our country.


  11. Ausonius says:

    Pro-DEM ABC News runs several minutes this morning of DEM lies from Schiffty and others about the Impeachment Hoax.

    Then they flash a still picture of the president at the March for Life in a 10-second blurb.

    This is bias, pure and simple: we must never become complacent about this. GO ONE AMERICA NEWS !<

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  12. linda4298 says:


  13. Reserved55 says:

    Embedded tweet (now deleted) shows dead bodies in hospital hallway.

    “Reed wastes no time to get to his terrifying conclusion which is that if no change in control or transmission happens, then further outbreaks will occur in other Chinese cities, “and that infections will continue to be exported to international destinations at an increasing rate.”

    As a result, in 10 days time, or by February 4, 2020, Reed’s model predicts the number of infected people in Wuhan to be greater than 250 thousand (with an prediction interval, 164,602 to 351,396);”



  14. fangdog says:

    Democrats are used to saying all kinds of stupid things all they want while Conservatives remain “Silent Majority”. Liberals believe their own lives however, the insult is they expect YOU to believe it too. I always answer with a question they cannot answer with out lying again. An example; I asked one Libtard, name one thing positive the present Democrat Congress as done for the American people?

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  15. Paprika says:

    Just a little fun fact about the Senate before it goes into trial mode today.

    Did you know that out of the 51 judicial nominations made by President Trump that were still valid on 1/1/2020 that dear Mitch only allowed 9 nominations to still be valid for the new 2nd session of the 116th Congress? That’s right, he dumped 42 of President Trumps judicial nominations.

    Of those 9 nominations left 2 have been confirmed and President Trump has nominated 12 more judges. So we are back up to 19 current judicial nominations for 80 current judicial vacancies. On Sunday there will be another vacancy and yet another on Ground Hog Day = 82 vacancies on 2/2/2020.

    On to the trial–

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    • FofBW says:

      Why did he ‘dump’ the 42?

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      • Paprika says:

        I don’t know. Because he could? Because he could not get Schummer’s agreement? Because it was not important enough to him to press the matter? Kindly note that besides from the judiciary nominees there were also 100’s of President Trump’s nominees in other departments and the military that also were not “agreed upon” to be carried forth into the 2nd session of the 116th Congress and those vacant positions must also be renominated by President Trump.

        Political and party power manipulations are always in play in all of these decisions.

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      • Pale rider says:

        Could be the same reason he is allowing this to go forward, hopes of alleviating the president of his position before they get nominated. Just a thought.

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    • L4grasshopper says:

      Would you please tell us how and why McConnell has the power to avoid the need for re-nominations between Sessions? The need to renominate between Sessions is common.

      As of January 23, there are 84 Article III vacancies, 73 of which are current.

      Once the remaining nominees are officially nominated, there will be 38 pending nominees: 10 waiting for floor votes, 9 waiting to be reported out of Committee, and 19 waiting for Senate Judiciary Committee hearings.

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      • Paprika says:

        1. I say Mitch McConnell did this with the knowledge that it is actually the full Senate that has the power to forward or let lapse the nominees of the President for any position between sessions of Congress. But as majority leader he has the power and influence to set policy for the Senate’s upcoming new session.

        And yes, fully agree and acknowledge that “need to renominate between Sessions is common”. But mainly because the Senate and President are of different parties or the Senate is not happy with the President’s nominations–so they “make” him to renominate same nominees or hope to force him to make different nominations.

        2. I gather my information from multiple sites, but mainly from uscourts.gov/judges official site. That site currently shows 79 current judicial and 12 future vacancies out of 890 judges(they have not updated yet to show the 1/23/20 future to current vacancy that occurred). And it shows 19 current judicial nominations and 3 future judicial vacancy nominees that are pending.

        So some of our “differences in numbers” may come from differences in sources or definition of federal judges and Article III appointed by the President. Here’s what the US Court Government official site shows:

        US Supreme Court =9 judges, 0 vacancies
        US Court of Appeals=179 judges, 1 vacancy, 0 nominees
        US District Court=677 judges, 70 vacancies, 15 nominees
        US Court of International Trade=9 judges, 2 vacancies, 1 nomination
        US Court of Federal Claims=16 judges, 6 vacancies, 3 nominations

        Total Judges=870, 79 current vacancies(+1 for 1/23/20), 19 current nominations (of those current nominations 7 are from 2019, 12 are from 2020)

        But I agree with you that the US Court site seems to differ with the # of judges awaiting to be voted on and/or passed by the Senate Judiciary Committee to be voted on by the full Senate.


    • Jim in TN says:

      Just to be clear. All nominations pending at the end of a term are automatically dead.

      The President is free to renominate somebody in the next term. Or to nominate someone else.

      The question is why weren’t they voted on prior to the end of the term?

      One complicating detail is McConnell modified the blue slip for Circuit Judges but not for District Judges. If a Senator does not return the blue slip of a District Judge Nominee from his state, than the Judiciary Committee will not consider that nomination. But Senators can no longer hold up Circuit Judge nominees if their state is part of the circuit.

      It would be interesting to see the breakdown.


  16. David says:

    Real Facts and Real Laws will prevail over Fake Facts and Fake Laws.

    Multiply the impeachment trial X’s one million in how the Coup will be destroyed in their prosecutions.

    Difference: In the Coup Trials there will be 500 years of perjury charges Consolidated.

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  17. Zippy says:

    We didn’t “win” the Cold War. We have thousands of effectively Marxists indoctrinating our youth. Would we say we’d fully “won” WWII if we had thousands of Nazis doing the same?

    Professors Donate To Democrats Over Republicans By A 95:1 Ratio, New Study Finds
    24 Jan 2020


    Diversity in hiring is the top priority of most colleges and universities. However, the effort to hire more women, minorities, and LGBT individuals notably lacks one group: ideological diversity.

    It is well-known that most faculty are composed of an overwhelming majority of liberal and democratic members. However, this view, while generally accepted, is largely anecdotal. Now a new study by Heterodox Academy Director of Research Sean Stevens and Brooklyn College Professor Mitchell Langbert claims to have put hard numbers on that lack of diversity.

    In reviewing records with the Federal Election Commission, they say that they found that professors gave to Democrats over Republicans by a 95:1 ratio.

    The researchers looked at 2,301 political donations and found that 2,081 went to Democrats while just 22 went to Republicans. Only nine professors gave to both parties.

    An earlier study found that Democrats outnumbered Republicans by a 10:4 ratio. Business Management Associate Professor Mitchell Langbert reviewed the party affiliations of 8,688 professors at 51 of the top 60 liberal arts colleges listed in U.S. News and World Report’s 2017 rankings.

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    • They have created their own little echo chamber.


    • Jim in TN says:

      Kind of like Iraq, we won the cold war but lost the peace. We declared victory and went home, but they kept fighting.

      Happens a lot actually. We won the Civil War, freeing the slaves and giving them rights, but we lost the reconstruction, giving up, going home, and letting the losers impose Jim Crow.


  18. Ausonius says:

    RINO alert from here in Ohio: the head of the Ohio Republican Party tap dances to rationalize away RINO Governor Michael DeWine’s kowtowing to “refugee resettlement” pressures from the Left:

    Ohio Republican Party Chairwoman Jane Timken wrote an error-riddled apologetics letter sent by email on Thursday to party members defending Gov. Mike DeWine’s refugee resettlement policy.

    It is highly unusual for the chairman of a state’s Republican Party to defend the politically unpopular decision of the state’s governor. In most states, the chairman of the Republican Party focuses on building the party organization by raising money and focusing on getting out the vote at precinct level.

    But in Ohio, apparently, the Republican Party chairwoman defines her primary objective as protecting the left flank of the sitting governor from grassroots opposition among the conservative base.



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    • dallasdan says:

      FTA; a quote from Van Drew regarding his total lack of support for the President:

      “”I haven’t voted for him, I didn’t support him, I will not vote for him,” he stated…”

      What is the point of his switching from Dem to Repub? It appears to be only a political stunt aimed to get re-elected as a Repub due to his failing status with the Dem party machine in NJ. It is equally transparent and disgusting.


      • dwpender says:

        Is this a recent quote, or one given a while ago while the D leadership was browbeating him?

        I doubt Van Drew has said anything since the party switch on his 2020 vote. DJT promised him a rally in his district, and will hold one January 28 in Wildwood. Van Drew will share the stage with DJT and receive DJT’s endorsement. I predict Van Drew endorses Trump, and says he switched not only because of impeachment, but because of the radicalization of the Democrat party as exemplified by their miserable gallery of candidates.

        P.S. Van Drew comes from a solidly R district. A 20+ year R incumbent retired in 2018. Van Drew won as a Democrat because he had been a popular NJ Assemblyman in a district that included some of the Congressional District, and because 2018 was a big D year. Van Drew knew he would not likely win as a D in 2020, and that he most certainly would lose if he supported impeachment.

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    • WRB says:

      POTUS is holding a rally in his district in NJ in the coming weeks.

      Politics is a team game, and when you are on the team, you support the team.
      Or, if you like, politicians are two-faced cynics who choose their position after putting their finger into the wind. At any rate, he will now support repubs between 50% and 100% of the time, as opposed to 0% to 20% of the time. And he won’t vote for Pelosi for Speaker.


  19. MaineCoon says:

    BREAKING: The U.S. is chartering a plane to take U.S. citizens and consulate staff out of Wuhan. Plane seats 230. Non-staff will have to pay for the flight: Via @jamestareddy @Liz_in_Shanghai https://t.co/zKPayEdgk8— Josh Chin (@joshchin) January 25, 2020


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    • bofh says:

      Helicopters departing from embassy roof for the rest?


    • soozword says:

      Hope they are quarantined for an adequate period.

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      • lolli says:

        Yes, me too.
        Some are showing no symptoms ar all, yet when tested, are positive.

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        • Jim in TN says:

          Speaking of which, do they know what the contagious period is? I read we were testing people from Wuhan, after the spend such a long flight cooped up with each other.

          Only quarantining people with fevers is like closing the barn door after the animals got out. They just finished contaminating all the people without fevers. People who are now free to contaminate the rest of us.

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          • lolli says:

            Jim in TN,
            That is how I see it, also. It’s too late to contain, (even though we should still try, of course) so now to try to find out what it is and hard numbers.
            Sundance”s post the other day was very interesting and led to me looking for more information.


  20. Donna In Oregon says:

    Long ago on Conservative Treehouse I did this research and posted it.

    Hillary and Bill Clinton got money from the Bank of Ukraine?

    I was tracking George Soros and in 2015 he allegedly gave $1 billion to that bank and said the Western countries needed to give $15 billion more. Rumors in Dec 2014 that George Soros may be appointed head of National Bank of Ukraine

    JANUARY 8, 2015 / 1:19 AM / 4 YEARS AGO
    Soros urges giving Ukraine $50 billion of aid to foil Russia

    Then allegedly the Clinton Foundation got money from this bank. This is not verified, these emails and this allegation of IMF loans etc. Need to do more research, but it is interesting that all these players were in the Ukraine. Billions of dollars, crooked bank, and IMF Loans. Podesta, Manafort, Obama and Clinton allies and Russia all there in the Ukraine.


    And then insolvency….for the crooked part of the bank.


    These 3 names come out of the Ukraine Bank mess and they start fighting it out in London courts…then I read this:
    “Mr Pinchuk, worth between £1?billion and £2.5 billion, has befriended both Mr Blair and Mr Clinton, helping to bankroll the Tony Blair Faith Foundation with a donation of £320,000 while giving a further £700,000 to the Clinton Foundation in 2011.”

    Which isn’t a big deal compared to some others. Until I read this:

    Ukrainian and Russian media reports, echoing Reuters, the Wall Street Journal, and Fox News, claim that Pinchuk has been under pressure not to allow the High Court case to go ahead because of the evidence that might be forced into the open. Pinchuk is reported in the US to be under investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for $13 million in donations he has made to the Clinton Foundation. The money, according to Russian investigations, came in part from theft and fraud involving $210 million at the Rossiya insurance company, which Pinchuk owned in Moscow and which he looted, according to Russian prosecutors and Moscow insurance regulators.

    US media reports claim the FBI is investigating the relationship between Pinchuk, Hillary Clinton, her daughter Chelsea, her son-in-law, and the Clinton Foundation to determine “whether donors benefited from their contacts inside the administration.” Details of Pinchuk’s connexions to Clinton and his business benefits have been reluctantly disclosed by US reporters. For more on Pinchuk’s lobbying of US officials to obtain steel trade concessions, read this.


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  21. Donna In Oregon says:

    And I posted this too, I don’t remember it was back when the Clinton “charities” were being researched on CTH

    I think that these stories are what the Swamp is concerned about, Mueller is worried about this, and Duetsche Bank keeps getting mentioned because of this convoluted Swamp Globalist scam:

    Despite the shutdown the DOJ managed to post this about FARA and Manafort. Ukraine is a hot topic, still.


    This story has a history right in this Fortune article:

    The SEC also filed a separate civil complaint, charging Ieremenko and a wider group of nine defendants — including companies in Hong Kong and Belize and individuals in the U.S., Russia, and South Korea — of earning more than $4.1 million as result of the hacking.

    Some of the same people are also listed in a 2015 SEC complaint involving the hacking of news releases before their publication and making $30 million in illicit trading profits

    U.S. Brings Multiple Charges over 2016 SEC Data Hack

    “For decades, the defendants, employees and a client of global law firm Mossack Fonseca allegedly shuffled millions of dollars through offshore accounts and created shell companies to hide fortunes. In fact, as alleged, they had a playbook to repatriate un-taxed money into the U.S. banking system. Now, their international tax scheme is over, and these defendants face years in prison for their crimes.”

    The announcement of the criminal charges came after the prior week’s news that German authorities had raided the offices of Deutsche Bank in an investigation related to the leaks of the Panama papers.

    ….you can read more here:


    Ukraine, the SEC, The Small Circle, Hillary Clinton, John Podesta….what do these all have in common??

    Right here:

    Peter Strzok’s “insurance policy” is his wife, SEC Director Melissa Hodgman, who has blocked the FBI’s probe of the Clinton Foundation for 21 months and counting


    Meanwhile Jeff CPA, The Markets Work is spot on the story:

    On Dec. 5, 2018, The Associated Press reported that prosecutors were ramping up their investigation of the Podesta Group and Mercury Public Affairs. Both firms were accused of FARA violations resulting from the special counsel’s probe into former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort.

    Mueller had previously referred both cases to the Southern District of New York as they fell outside of the scope of his investigation, but news regarding both cases has become limited in recent months.


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  22. Bubby says:


    FTA “The warden in charge when Jeffrey Epstein died in his jail cell is getting a cushy new supervisor’s job at ‘Club Fed’ despite Attorney General Bill Barr’s demand that he be reassigned to a desk job…..It was unclear why the agency was planning to return N’Diaye to a position supervising inmates and staff members, even though multiple investigations into Epstein´s death remain active.”

    Just more evidence of the deep state taking care of one of its own. My guess is that anyone involved in Spygate will also be taken care of in a similar manner!

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  23. Bendix says:

    Here is one of the reasons that I despise those who allow themselves to be taken in by the climate scam, and I also despise the so-called “conservatives” who scoff at environmentalists. We aren’t done yet, with our biggest concerns, clean air and clean water:

    U.S. drinking water widely contaminated with ‘forever chemicals’: environment watchdog

    This is an ongoing process, and we need not to let our guard down, and we can’t have the agencies responsible for safeguarding the necessities for life itself, bogged down in globalist scams and attempts to divert resources to them.
    Nobody in Brussels or Paris knows what we in the USA need to do with our drinking water.
    Our president has stated his commitment to these important goals more than once.
    Where I think we could do better is in having whoever heads our EPA do more with outreach to the various serious environmental organizations, to reassure Americans that they are with us, and not in the pocket of industry, as many fear.

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    • J Gottfred says:

      I could not agree more! The EPA has no problem regulating our toilets and the amount of water they use, but maybe, just maybe, they could clean up one, just one, superfund site. There are over 40,000 sites, 1,600 are listed on a priority list.and we are going nowhere on them. Let’s move some EPA employees next to a few of these to see if we can move them up in priority.

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  24. rondo123456 says:

    After the Stillborn Impeachment Finally Is Dismissed, Trump Should Employ Greater Prudence During the Next Five Years
    No reason to give the haters anything to play with.



    • Paprika says:

      This rabbi/lawyer Fischer certainly has a high opinion of himself, his understanding of humane nature, political machinations, and his advise to President Trump.


    • upper379 says:

      These words should be chiseled in granite ” Let Trump be Trump”

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      • jrapdx says:

        Thing is Trump will always be Trump no matter what others want, advise or try to pressure him to do.

        Thus these are the truer words to carve in stone: “Trump is his own man. And he always will be. Accept reality and move on!”


  25. Bendix says:

    Just a memory refresher, because Donna brought up the Deutsche Bank mess and Clinton Foundation above.
    Clinton speech to Deutsche Bank worried her staff: WikiLeaks

    It gets so disgustingly swampy when you go back and revisit it.
    I had even managed to get the Panama Papers completely out of my brain for a while. The conscious part anyway.

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  26. Dora says:

    WORLD NEWSVideo: Soros Spits Venom At ‘Con-man Narcissist’ Trump

    Billionaire globalist George Soros could hardly contain his vitriol toward President Trump Thursday at the Economic Forum in Davos, hissing that the “fate of the world” will be decided by the 2020 election.


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  27. Troublemaker10 says:

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  28. WeThePeople2016 says:

    Oh no.


  29. sunnyflower5 says:

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  30. CM-TX says:

    Must watch– Brilliant! 😁

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  31. Reserved55 says:


  32. jeans2nd says:

    FYI – on Fox’s youtube page, there are currently Socialist democrat vids totaling 55 min 31 sec of Socialist democrat’s reactions to this morning’s shampeachment “trial.”

    There is 1 vid of Scam Graham’s reaction totaling 2 min 33 sec.

    Just so ya know…

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    • FofBW says:

      As LP1 would say, look who the owners are and who is on their Board.

      IMO, they keep some of their prime time conservatives as a token to keep us coming back. It is a business after all.

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  33. NJF says:

    Love this kid.

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  34. Eric says:

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    • FofBW says:

      Only our President would have the guts to do this.

      That is genuine admiration for our first responders.

      Liked by 2 people

    • auscitizenmom says:

      I have said many times that President Trump’s SS is keeping TUMS in business.

      Liked by 5 people

    • Reserved55 says:


      Where was this?


      • Tl Howard says:

        Found this explanation on YouTube:
        Occurred on May 23, 2018 / Bethpage, New York, USA

        “Bethpage Fire Department was asked to provide a crew in case marine 1 or any of the other aircraft that is with President Trump crashed or caught fire while landing and taking off from Bethpage while he was in town for a press conference about MS13 gang violence with congressmen Peter King and family members of victims of the gang.”
        “Bethpage Fire Department was asked to provide a crew in case marine 1 or any of the other aircraft that is with President Trump crashed or caught fire while landing and taking off from Bethpage while he was in town for a press conference about MS13 gang violence with congressmen Peter King and family members of victims of the gang.”

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    • Chimpy says:

      Greatest POTUS ever.

      Liked by 3 people

  35. jx says:

    Ukraine “whistleblower” Chalupa

    Start at 31:40


    • Jim in TN says:

      You don’t punish the architect for building your cathedral. Could you imagine the damage he could wreck if they did punish him?

      Besides you keep the managers who will fire people for you. Must be lots more suicides to plan.

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  36. decisiontime16 says:

    With all the hysterics about President Trump firing an ambassador which is his prerogative, how about this? Was anyone having a conniption fit?

    Obama Gives Political Ambassadors Their Pink Slips
    By Glenn Kessler
    The incoming Obama administration has notified all politically-appointed ambassadors that they must vacate their posts as of Jan. 20, the day President-elect Barack Obama takes the oath of office, a State Department official said.

    The clean slate will open up prime opportunities for the president-elect to reward political supporters with posts in London, Paris, Tokyo and the like. The notice to diplomatic posts was issued this week.

    Political ambassadors sometimes are permitted to stay on briefly during a new administration, but the sweeping nature of the directive suggests that Obama has little interest in retaining any of Bush’s ambassadorial appointees.


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  37. Tl Howard says:

    I’ve always figured big mouth, mythomaniac Joe as a grabber:


  38. WeThePeople2016 says:


    • Robert Smith says:

      Starting a couple of month ago it seemed that Pompeo became suspect. There are the various reasons because of the state of the State Department, but it makes me wonder when the left and media chime in to help that narrative.


  39. My dad, a WW II vet (Pacific Theater), and nearing his 94th birthday, watches MSM, although probably mostly Fox. Fortunately, he also reads whatever my siblings and I send him links to, so he is not totally in the dark.

    Yesterday he sent us this original creation:

    A pretty story I will tell
    With measured speech, not in a yell:
    In eastern Europe, there exists
    A smallish nation, which resists
    Encroachment by the Russian bear…
    But at the time we didn’t care.
    Crimea with its naval port
    In brazen and illegal tort
    Invaded and annexed as well–
    For citizens, a human hell.
    Obama and his Democrats
    Helped mightily against the rats
    Who with their military power
    Had plunged the world into this hour
    Of danger and of death so deep
    It seemed impossible to sleep
    While this vile crime was taking place
    So Democrats tried to save face.
    “Brothers, here are MRE’s
    And blankets too, to warm your knees!”
    While tanks were rolling on the street
    We sent them hamburgers to eat!

    But when we found a better leader
    Who proved to be a better reader
    Of needs for stronger measures which
    Could put invaders in the ditch,
    And slow the vast invading tanks
    Of Russian soldiers in their ranks
    With weapons which contained some starch,
    And slow the evil Russian march.
    Hope was retained in small Ukrain…
    “The USA is back again!”

    But now we’ve got dear Adam Schiff,
    Pelosi, Nader, on a tiff
    To tell our country, what a shame
    Our leader caused, he gets the blame
    And put us in a risky spot,
    Did he ask us? No, he did not.
    He caused disaster when he sought
    To see what those funds really bought
    He waited for a week or two
    Before he let those funds go through.
    Besides, we’ve always hated him.
    The reason now gets kind of dim,
    But maybe though we’re only hintin,’
    It’s ’cause he beat our Hillary Clinton!

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  40. Troublemaker10 says:

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  41. Anon says:

    Sanders running away with Iowa (Biden *Third Place*):

    Gamblers shifted this morning to favor Bernie for the final nomination as well. Curious how Democrats will steal it from him this time.

    Biden likely to lose first three states. If that happens, expect a weak performance in South Carolina, and his supporters abandoning him for Mini Mike Bloomberg.


  42. A2 says:

    Chatham House talk,👇👇

    A Conversation With: Steven T Mnuchin, Secretary, US Treasury
    As part of the launch of Chatham House’s centenary celebrations for 2020, US Secretary of the Treasury Steven T Mnuchin reflects on the future of the global order.

    (The video is embedded in the link)


    Here is a Daily Mail report:

    US treasury chief Steve Mnuchin says America will ‘dedicate a lot of resources’ to completing post-Brexit trade deal within a year after crunch talks with Sajid Javid



  43. Free Speech says:

    Good grief. ABC news boo hooing about poor Marie Yovanovich. She was completely subversive and subordinate and deserved to be fired. Refused visas to Shokin and others so they couldn’t give evidence to POTUS, and had American journalists followed. Who knows who she gave that info to and could have endangered their lives. Shut up about her.


    • Robert Smith says:

      She didn’t lose any pay, got permission from the State Department to get a cushy job at Georgetown, and participated in the Coup. What am I missing? Or than she got fired from a post which the President can always do at will?


  44. No surprise here.
    Romney: ‘It’s very likely I’ll be in favor of witnesses’ in Trump impeachment trial



  45. Reserved55 says:


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