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          Bernie Sanders Hits 1 Million Donations in Less Than Two Months      Comment   Translate Page      

Bernie Sanders Hits 1 Million Donations in Less Than Two MonthsLucy NicholsonSen. Bernie Sanders' (I-VT) 2020 campaign announced Friday that it has received one million donations since he launched his second presidential bid on Feb. 19. “We did it! The grassroots movement has made 1 millions donations and counting to the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign,” wrote the senator’s official Twitter account, accompanied by a video touting the figures. “This is how we’re going to defeat Donald Trump and transform this country.” While the campaign initially set a goal to reach the mark by the end of the first quarter, the one-million donation mile marker reflects the fundraising prowess of his operation and is another indicator that the Vermont senator is off to a faster start than his initial long-shot bid in the 2016 campaign.His campaign also hit one million donations during that previous White House bid, but it took a full five months and was announced in Sept. 2015. The Sanders team has slashed that time in half for the 2020 race.The one-million donation milestone had also been reached by both of President Barack Obama’s campaigns in 2008 and 2012. Many of the 2020 Democratic contenders have revealed their fundraising totals for the first quarter prior to the filing deadline on Monday. So far, Sanders has led with a total of $18.2 raised. Trailing him in fundraising haul are Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) with $12 million, former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) with $9.4 million, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg with $7 million, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) with $6 million. Prior to Friday’s announcement, Sanders’ team also said his total came from 525,000 contributors. Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here



          Trump celebra que Kim Jong-un esté abierto a una tercera cumbre      Comment   Translate Page      

El presidente de Estados Unidos, Donald Trump, celebró este sábado que el líder norcoreano, Kim Jong-un, esté dispuesto a reunirse de nuevo con él después de la fallida segunda cumbre entre ambos y aseguró que su relación es “excelente”. “Estoy de acuerdo con Kim Jong-un de Corea del Norte en que nuestra relación personal sigue […]

La entrada Trump celebra que Kim Jong-un esté abierto a una tercera cumbre se publicó primero en Teleamazonas.


           Comment on Federal Judge Attacks Trump As Adopting The Same Rhetoric and Tactics As The KKK by Mark M.       Comment   Translate Page      
"Burden?" Another Pravda Faux News addle-brained bot. Here's how authentic American Patriots think. So sorry for your loss, and your condition. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/seattle-isnt-afraid-of-immigrants-mr-trump/2019/04/12/f26c370e-5d5e-11e9-9625-01d48d50ef75_story.html?utm_term=.775cb0e1d856 Seattle isn’t afraid of immigrants, Mr. Trump Jenny A. Durkan, a Democrat, is mayor of Seattle. Here’s a message to President Trump: Seattle is not afraid of immigrants and refugees. In fact, we have always welcomed people who have faced tremendous hardships around the world. Immigrants and refugees are part of Seattle’s heritage, and they will continue to make us the city of the future. What does scare us? A president and federal government that would seek to weaponize a law enforcement agency to punish perceived political enemies. A would-be despot who thinks the rule of law does not apply to him. On Friday, Trump took to Twitter to confirm a Post report that the White House wants to place detained immigrants in so-called sanctuary cities represented by Democrats. In doing so, he trotted out his favorite playbook: He is demonizing immigrants and refugees to incite fear and to distract the American public from his own failures. Despite his party having control of the whole federal government for two years, Trump has utterly failed to fix our immigration system, to provide real opportunity for middle America or to improve the lives of the Americans in the places that supported him. It’s clear he hates the fact that the very cities he scorns are engines of innovation, opportunity and economic power. But we will not be deterred. The president’s threats won’t intimidate me as a mayor of a city with an open door, as a former federal prosecutor or as the granddaughter of a teenager who fled a war-torn, starving and impoverished country only to be welcomed in America. This president believes that immigrants and refugees burden our country and burden cities like ours. But he could not be more wrong. In Seattle, we know that our immigrant and refugee communities make our city a stronger, more vibrant place. Our immigrant neighbors make up more than 18 percent of our population, and 21 percent of our population speaks a language other than English at home. They create businesses and jobs. They create art and culture. They help teach our kids, serve in law enforcement and the military, and lead our places of faith. Our immigrant and refugee neighbors have helped Seattle become the fastest-growing big city in the country and become home to some of the world’s most iconic companies. And we know that today’s immigrants are tomorrow’s U.S. citizens who should have the chance to contribute to the economic, cultural and civic life of Seattle — and our nation. Contrary to what this president thinks, in Seattle, we have strong American values of inclusiveness and opportunity. Instead of threatening immigrant families and the cities that welcome them, this president should spend a little bit more time trying to learn from us. In Seattle, we have started to provide tuition-free college for our public high school graduates, regardless of a young person’s immigration status. We’re expanding internship and apprenticeship opportunities to connect all our young people with the jobs and opportunities of the future. We’re working to help tens of thousands of legal permanent residents become U.S. citizens as part of the New Citizen Campaign and our other citizenship programs. Our Ready to Work program connects people with case managers and English language education to help our immigrant and refugee neighbors gain the skills necessary to enter our booming jobs market. We will not allow a president who continues to threaten our shared values of inclusion, opportunity and diversity to jeopardize the health and safety of our communities. That’s why, shortly after taking office, I issued a mayoral directive strengthening Seattle’s “Welcoming City” laws that make clear that our city will not ask about — or improperly divulge information about — a resident’s immigration status. And our police officers will continue to focus on local law enforcement — not serve as federal immigration enforcement officials. This is what the president means when he uses the term “sanctuary city.” Our city has already taken on this president and won. When Trump and the Justice Department threatened to withhold federal funding over our policies, we beat him in court. When he announced his cruel plan to separate children and families, Democratic mayors stood up to say we are better than this as a country. So if this president wants to send immigrants and refugees to Seattle and other welcoming cities, let me be clear: We will do what we have always done, and we will be stronger for it. And it will only strengthen our commitment to fighting for the dignity of every person. We will not allow any administration to use the power of America to destroy the promise of America.
           Comment on Federal Judge Attacks Trump As Adopting The Same Rhetoric and Tactics As The KKK by Mark M.       Comment   Translate Page      
Another indictment of the abomination represented by the day glo bozo. Cretinous scum such as yourself feel free to ooze out from under their slime-covered rock and actually believe they have something to offer real people. this is to "ya, I'm a dirtbag POS, but I have a fresh 'hannity was here' tattoo across my lower back" jn
           Comment on Federal Judge Attacks Trump As Adopting The Same Rhetoric and Tactics As The KKK by Mark M.       Comment   Translate Page      
You are, of course, allowed your own opinion--no matter how uninformed it reveals you to be. However, you are not allowed your own facts. In reality, President Barack HUSSEIN Obama was the greatest President of the United States and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces since Harry Truman. But more alarming to your ilk, prior to his marriage, he undoubtedly had "access" to the white women. this is to "ok, but they can have the fat ones" ronnie
           Comment on Federal Judge Attacks Trump As Adopting The Same Rhetoric and Tactics As The KKK by George       Comment   Translate Page      
Regarding this "...civil officer of the United States...," contempt, official subversion, subjective bias, abuse of power, usurpation, insurrection, insubordination against duly elected officers, egregious and malicious slander, etc. are crimes and misdemeanors of the occupant of the related high office. Will the fundamental law be enforced? Doubtful. The singular American failure for 230 years has been the Supreme Court which should have struck down all unconstitutional acts of central planning, control of the means of production (i.e. "regulation") redistribution of wealth and social engineering. It didn't. It failed America and its Constitution. Article 1, Section 8 provides Congress the power to tax merely for "...general Welfare...," omitting and, thereby, excluding any power to tax for individual welfare or redistribution of wealth. Article 1, Section 8 precludes any power of Congress to regulate anything other than "commerce" as it enumerates the power of Congress to regulate merely trade, exchange or "...Commerce among the several states to preclude favor or bias by one state over another. Congress has no constitutional power to redistribute wealth by any means and Congress has no power to regulate anything other than commerce. The entire socially engineered, redistributionist, American welfare state is irrefutably unconstitutional. But there it is. Congress has accomplished these feats of communism because of the nullification, usurpation, subversion, insurrection and treason of the Supreme Court which has failed to declare all acts contrary to the "manifest tenor" of the Constitution void. ______________________________________________________________________________________ “[A] limited Constitution … can be preserved in practice no other way than through the medium of courts of justice, whose duty it must be to declare all acts contrary to the manifest tenor of the Constitution void. Without this, all the reservations of particular rights or privileges would amount to nothing … To deny this would be to affirm … that men acting by virtue of powers may do not only what their powers do not authorize, but what they forbid.” - Alexander Hamilton
           Comment on Federal Judge Attacks Trump As Adopting The Same Rhetoric and Tactics As The KKK by Mark M.       Comment   Translate Page      
More word salad, but fits you well. Keep on keepin' on. this is to "I bet overseer was a good job" georgie - paulie
           Comment on Federal Judge Attacks Trump As Adopting The Same Rhetoric and Tactics As The KKK by P. Hill       Comment   Translate Page      
FROM THE NAACP'S WEBSITE Incarceration Trends in America Between 1980 and 2015, the number of people incarcerated in America increased from roughly 500,000 to over 2.2 million. Today, the United States makes up about 5% of the world’s population and has 21% of the world’s prisoners. 1 in every 37 adults in the United States, or 2.7% of the adult population, is under some form of correctional supervision. CJ_StopFriskRacial Disparities in Incarceration In 2014, African Americans constituted 2.3 million, or 34%, of the total 6.8 million correctional population. African Americans are incarcerated at more than 5 times the rate of whites. The imprisonment rate for African American women is twice that of white women. Nationwide, African American children represent 32% of children who are arrested, 42% of children who are detained, and 52% of children whose cases are judicially waived to criminal court. Though African Americans and Hispanics make up approximately 32% of the US population, they comprised 56% of all incarcerated people in 2015. If African Americans and Hispanics were incarcerated at the same rates as whites, prison and jail populations would decline by almost 40%. Drug Sentencing Disparities In the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, about 17 million whites and 4 million African Americans reported having used an illicit drug within the last month. African Americans and whites use drugs at similar rates, but the imprisonment rate of African Americans for drug charges is almost 6 times that of whites. African Americans represent 12.5% of illicit drug users, but 29% of those arrested for drug offenses and 33% of those incarcerated in state facilities for drug offenses. Effects of Incarceration A criminal record can reduce the likelihood of a callback or job offer by nearly 50 percent. The negative impact of a criminal record is twice as large for African American applicants. Infectious diseases are highly concentrated in corrections facilities: 15% of jail inmates and 22% of prisoners – compared to 5% of the general population – reported ever having tuberculosis, Hepatitis B and C, HIV/AIDS, or other STDs. In 2012 alone, the United States spent nearly $81 billion on corrections. Spending on prisons and jails has increased at triple the rate of spending on Pre‐K‐12 public education in the last thirty years. .............................................................................................. Based on these numbers Blacks should be very leery of any attempt to criminalize abortion.
           Comment on Federal Judge Attacks Trump As Adopting The Same Rhetoric and Tactics As The KKK by enigmainblackcom       Comment   Translate Page      
I kinda do want to go there. Some of the people here have apparently not seen or heard of a racist act committed by a white person since (take your pick) the end of the Civil War, the end of he Civil Rights Era, the passage of Brown v. Board, or most recently the election of Barack Obama.
           Comment on Federal Judge Attacks Trump As Adopting The Same Rhetoric and Tactics As The KKK by Anonymous       Comment   Translate Page      
More drivel. From both you and JJ.
           Comment on Federal Judge Attacks Trump As Adopting The Same Rhetoric and Tactics As The KKK by Michael Aarethun       Comment   Translate Page      
The 9th take an activist role? They cannot even do their own job properly why should their dismal failure infect the rest of Our Republc?
           Comment on Federal Judge Attacks Trump As Adopting The Same Rhetoric and Tactics As The KKK by Anonymous       Comment   Translate Page      
First responder and eyewitness accounts of "explosions" preceding the collapse of the Twin Towers. Who would want America to invade the Middle East? Who benefited the most from the military dominance and protection of the American military? Who would set up, frame and assure the success of Saudis as "patsies" who were stupid enough to drive planes into buildings? Which Middle Eastern and American Intel services had the chutzpah to conceive and conduct an operation so vast and complex? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaHdd3YRgs8
           Comment on Federal Judge Attacks Trump As Adopting The Same Rhetoric and Tactics As The KKK by This is absurd x 3       Comment   Translate Page      
Your choice of sources is pretty funny. Peter, the authoritative data on such matters is locked up in journal articles and working papers or in government datasets. Neither the Bureau of Justice Statistics or the FBI publish survey data on something as granular as possession of mary-jane (which is very commonly the residue of plea bargaining trafficking charges). It's perfectly unremarkable for blacks to account for disproportionate shares of arrests, convictions, and remands because criminal conduct is more common in black populations. This is especially true in regard to violent crimes, where odds ratios in regard to criminal perpetration commonly exceed those of the remainder of the population by a factor of six. This is so if you collate arrest data, undertake survey research, or analyze geographic patterns in the incidence of criminal acts. Even if the ACLU is competent and not cooking the books (and neither is likely to be the case), you'd expect drug charges to feature black defendants in shares in excess of their share of the population. That's just life in this country. Deal with it.
           Comment on Federal Judge Attacks Trump As Adopting The Same Rhetoric and Tactics As The KKK by Anonymous       Comment   Translate Page      
Drivel writes “The left creates a lot of bad people…” Correct.
           Comment on Federal Judge Attacks Trump As Adopting The Same Rhetoric and Tactics As The KKK by Michael Aarethun       Comment   Translate Page      
“When politicians attack courts as ‘dangerous,’ ‘political,’ and guilty of ‘egregious overreach,’ When black uniformed dictators attack our Republic and it's Citizens with dictates reminiscent of those that in past came from the Stalins and Hitlers of the world, going beyond the geo-judicial boundaries of their District without so much as a request for a vote by a majority of their own territory of responsibility much less the only National authority the Supreme Court It is the DUTY of the Citizens to strike back under their powers of 9th Amendment and their standing as the sole source of legitimate power to seek their removal having not forgotten that Federal Judges can also be impeached then tried for violations of Constitutional Law and removed. Thus we guard our Constitutional Republic against the depradations of foreign ideologists who seek to destroy OUR freedoms When courts attack our chosen Representatives as ‘dangerous,’ ‘political,’ and guilty of ‘egregious overreach or worse defend representatives who have failed to uphold their Oath of Office they should not have their misdeeds shrugged aside but be disciplined for usurping the powers of both the Citizens and the Supreme Court. The 9th Circuit amongst others has long over reached it's Constitutional powers not only as a group but as individuals and thus created an new schutzstaffel And all it would take under Constitutional Law is the assignment of three Administrative Judges not on the Supreme Court to review and reject such individual actions from the lower courts as a guard against the usurption of powers not granted. And further should allow not judicial bodies outside it's control in the name of 'scientific administration' or some such weak excuse. Nor allow legislation outside the confines of the Legislative Branch nor the powers of the Executive Branch to usurp the judicial or legislative branches. In other words the Judicial Branch should start doing IT's JOB
           Comment on Federal Judge Attacks Trump As Adopting The Same Rhetoric and Tactics As The KKK by Anonymous       Comment   Translate Page      
Peter, you idon'thave a clue.
           Comment on Federal Judge Attacks Trump As Adopting The Same Rhetoric and Tactics As The KKK by JL       Comment   Translate Page      
Reeves is not concerned about blacks. Why else does he ignore the deadly problems within his race? https://nypost.com/2017/09/26/all-that-kneeling-ignores-the-real-cause-of-soaring-black-homicides/ Nearly 900 additional blacks were killed in 2016 compared with 2015, bringing the black homicide victim total to 7,881. Those 7,881 “black bodies,” in the parlance of Ta-Nehisi Coates, are 1,305 more than the number of white victims (which in this case includes most Hispanics) for the same period, though blacks are only 13 percent of the nation’s population. The increase in black homicides last year comes on top of a previous 900-victim increase between 2014 and 2015. Who is killing these black victims? Not whites, and not the police, but other blacks.
           Comment on Federal Judge Attacks Trump As Adopting The Same Rhetoric and Tactics As The KKK by JN       Comment   Translate Page      
At the rate White Liberals enslave black women to abort unborn babies to generate revenue for their plantation abortion business, it is not surprising that the majority of violent crimes against blacks are committed by blacks Thank Democrats for that
           Comment on Federal Judge Attacks Trump As Adopting The Same Rhetoric and Tactics As The KKK by P. Hill       Comment   Translate Page      
Tabby, it's more than 5 times in certain red states. Here are some numbers from 2013. In Illinois, African-Americans make up 15% of the population -- but account for 58% of the marijuana-possession arrests, according to the American Civil Liberties Union. In Alabama, African-Americans make up less than 25% of the population -- but 60% of the marijuana-possession arrests, the ACLU says. And in Minnesota 31% of people arrested for marijuana possession are black, while African-Americans make up just 5% of the state's population, the organization adds. Those are just some of the statistics put forth by the ACLU in a new report that the organization says shows wide racial disparities in marijuana arrest rates nationwide. Using numbers it says come from FBI/Uniform Crime Reporting Program Data statistics and U.S. Census Data, the ACLU report tracks marijuana arrests by race and county in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. It concludes that the nationwide rate of marijuana-possession arrests for blacks is nearly four times greater than for whites, when arrest totals are compared with proportions of the population. And the ACLU says the findings show racial disparities in marijuana arrests have grown significantly over the past 10 years. Counting both juvenile and adult arrests, rates for whites have remained steady at about 192 arrests per 100,000 people. But the arrest rate for blacks rose from 537 per 100,000 in 2001 to 716 per 100,000 in 2010, according to the report, meaning that proportionately, blacks are 3.7 times more likely than whites to be arrested for marijuana. Edited from: "ACLU: Blacks Busted For Marijuana At Much Higher Rates Than Whites" CNN, 6/6/13 ......................................................................................................... One look at these numbers shows you how Blacks would fare if abortion was criminalized.
           Comment on Federal Judge Attacks Trump As Adopting The Same Rhetoric and Tactics As The KKK by JJ       Comment   Translate Page      
they just abort the ones they don't want
           Comment on Federal Judge Attacks Trump As Adopting The Same Rhetoric and Tactics As The KKK by Anon       Comment   Translate Page      
GOP convention: https://www.duluthnewstribune.com/sites/default/files/styles/16x9_860/public/field/image/052116.N.DNT_.GOP2_.jpg?itok=uT6HL4Rt Democratic convention: https://www.mintpressnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/DEM-2016-Convention_Bonm-11.jpg
           Comment on Federal Judge Attacks Trump As Adopting The Same Rhetoric and Tactics As The KKK by P. Hill       Comment   Translate Page      
Rosalyn, are you saying Judge Reeves is just too ignorant to know his history? You can say it here. Everyone is friendly.
           Comment on Federal Judge Attacks Trump As Adopting The Same Rhetoric and Tactics As The KKK by Anonymous       Comment   Translate Page      
An Obama appointee. No surprise.
           Comment on Federal Judge Attacks Trump As Adopting The Same Rhetoric and Tactics As The KKK by KH       Comment   Translate Page      
Any hints on the winning numbers for the lotto?
           Comment on Federal Judge Attacks Trump As Adopting The Same Rhetoric and Tactics As The KKK by This is absurd x 3       Comment   Translate Page      
Peter thinks commercial obstestricians are 'those with less money'.
           Comment on Federal Judge Attacks Trump As Adopting The Same Rhetoric and Tactics As The KKK by This is absurd x 3       Comment   Translate Page      
<i>Alan, Blacks have been prosecuted for marijuana possession at a rate that’s about 5 times greater than Whites. </i> Thanks for the ass pull. It's been an education.
           Comment on Federal Judge Attacks Trump As Adopting The Same Rhetoric and Tactics As The KKK by P. Hill       Comment   Translate Page      
Alan, Blacks have been prosecuted for marijuana possession at a rate that's about 5 times greater than Whites. So anyone who thinks Black Women, Doctors or Nurses would do better under criminalized abortion 'ain't payin attention'.
           Comment on Federal Judge Attacks Trump As Adopting The Same Rhetoric and Tactics As The KKK by Anonymous       Comment   Translate Page      
"The left creates a lot of bad people..." Drivel.
           Comment on Federal Judge Attacks Trump As Adopting The Same Rhetoric and Tactics As The KKK by P. Hill       Comment   Translate Page      
Because Tabby, I know how the justice system works. Those with less money for Defense Lawyers often find themselves at the mercy of courts. And ironically, but not surprisingly, those states most likely to prosecute for abortion crimes (southern red states, for instance), have the smallest budgets for Public Defenders. Once abortion is criminalized, we'll be hearing stories about children routed to foster care because their moms are serving prison time for abortion. We'll also be hearing stories about Doctors and Nurses who lost their medical licenses because they failed to report 'suspicious miscarriages'. Tabby, there will be no end to the horror stories regarding prosecutions. But the so-called 'pro-life' movement will have scattered to the wind. And there will be no one from their side to comment on the injustices occurring.
           Comment on Federal Judge Attacks Trump As Adopting The Same Rhetoric and Tactics As The KKK by George       Comment   Translate Page      
"I told you so" (Paraphrased). - Abraham Lincoln _______________ Oil and water do not mix without powerful, artificial, coercive emulsifiers, in this case, unconstitutional "Affirmative Action Privilege," "Generational Welfare" and the entire plethora of forms of unconstitutional communistic redistribution/social engineering. _______ OK, OK, hold on, Abe! Ladies and Gentlemen, Abraham Lincoln would like to say a few words. Go ahead, Abe. Ahem! "If all earthly power were given me," said Lincoln in a speech delivered in Peoria, Illinois, on October 16, 1854, "I should not know what to do, as to the existing institution [of slavery]. My first impulse would be to free all the slaves, and send them to Liberia, to their own native land." After acknowledging that this plan's "sudden execution is impossible," he asked whether freed blacks should be made "politically and socially our equals?" "My own feelings will not admit of this," he said, "and [even] if mine would, we well know that those of the great mass of white people will not ... We can not, then, make them equals." Thank you. - Abraham Lincoln
           Comment on Federal Judge Attacks Trump As Adopting The Same Rhetoric and Tactics As The KKK by Allan       Comment   Translate Page      
Anon is only able to think about how things affect him and then generalizes. One cannot expect much more than that from him.
           Comment on Federal Judge Attacks Trump As Adopting The Same Rhetoric and Tactics As The KKK by Rosalyn       Comment   Translate Page      
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nm7zV7giKbs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nm7zV7giKbs&app=desktop all that Democrats offer, like LBJ, Obama and Hillary, is trinkets to bribe blacks to keep them as their slave holders, their masters Blacks in Congress like Maxine Waters, Sheila Jackson Lee, now prisoner Corrine Brown, et al, love their wealth and power as they trample on people of color. Truth to power. Deal with it
           Comment on Federal Judge Attacks Trump As Adopting The Same Rhetoric and Tactics As The KKK by Anonymous       Comment   Translate Page      
Good people are good to other good people. The left creates a lot of bad people and the rest if left alone are generally good.
           Comment on Federal Judge Attacks Trump As Adopting The Same Rhetoric and Tactics As The KKK by Allan       Comment   Translate Page      
That ain't going to happen
           Comment on Federal Judge Attacks Trump As Adopting The Same Rhetoric and Tactics As The KKK by P. Hill       Comment   Translate Page      
You're right, 'M', it's truly laughable that Trump spent the first weekend of his presidency claiming his inaugural crowd was bigger than Obama's. We should have known then that Trump would be a very unstable president.
           Comment on Federal Judge Attacks Trump As Adopting The Same Rhetoric and Tactics As The KKK by This is absurd x 3       Comment   Translate Page      
We don't need to be discussing personal biography. Bar the people posting under their own name, it's pretty much unverifiable.
           Comment on Federal Judge Attacks Trump As Adopting The Same Rhetoric and Tactics As The KKK by George       Comment   Translate Page      
Oh my, where to begin. This is not a federal judge, this is a federal charity project. This is a artificial construct as an sham judge; the product of $22 trillion taxpayer dollars unconstitutionally squandered on the "Great Society's" "War on Poverty" (Poverty won) and the unconstitutional communistic programs of "Affirmative Action Privilege" and "Generational Welfare," after the despotic ablation of constitutional rights, rational heritage and intrinsic merit. It is statistically impossible that, in a significantly larger pool, there are not thousands of eminently more qualified and deserving Americans eligible for this federal judgeship. The subject is empowered and confidant in his show of disrespect supported by the crutches of unconstitutional and communistic redistribution of wealth and social engineering. Unable to persist in a constitutional environment of freedom and merit, he covets and steals, both sins, to obtain the wealth and status created and exercised by others. It is pointless to claim he is breaking the rules when the rules were broken to ensconce him. He has no business being there and he has no business being overconfident in his insubordination. He may even spawn an inexorable "Van Jones Whitelash." In an environment of competition, this faux referee would fail by relying on the outcomes obtained by the content of his capacity and character. He is compelled to appeal for "alms for the poor" claiming compensation as a phantom societal debt for the color of his skin. Thank God, no, thank Karl Marx, for "Affirmative Action Privilege" and "Generational Welfare" - for the entire American welfare state. ___ "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." - Martin Luther King, Jr. __________________ America's societal success, as prescribed by its Founders, is not the dictatorship of a monarchy or the proletariat but freedom and free enterprise achieved through the efficiency of individual freedom, free market competition and merit - pure unadulterated merit.
           Comment on Federal Judge Attacks Trump As Adopting The Same Rhetoric and Tactics As The KKK by This is absurd x 3       Comment   Translate Page      
Why you figure that Peter?
           Comment on Federal Judge Attacks Trump As Adopting The Same Rhetoric and Tactics As The KKK by P. Hill       Comment   Translate Page      
Janet, you should write Judge Reeves and tell him all these things. You see Blacks today are confused. They don't know Republicans are their natural allies. It could be Voter I.D. laws. Blacks don't know Republicans are only trying to protect the voting process. So Blacks get confused and think it's a racist plot. And Blacks like Judge Reeves have no idea that Democrats ran the old South. They're confused because all the southern Whites are Republicans today. But if you could write Judge Reeves and tell him Democrats were the real racists, you could really set him straight.
           Comment on Federal Judge Attacks Trump As Adopting The Same Rhetoric and Tactics As The KKK by Anonymous       Comment   Translate Page      
There is rumor that nothing you say can be trusted.
           Comment on Federal Judge Attacks Trump As Adopting The Same Rhetoric and Tactics As The KKK by Anonymous       Comment   Translate Page      
"Am I missing something?" You are missing something.
           Comment on Federal Judge Attacks Trump As Adopting The Same Rhetoric and Tactics As The KKK by Allan       Comment   Translate Page      
Anon doesn't know or understand racism. That is a problem with one that likes to think of himself as avant-garde but is really ignorant of what racism really is. Your former participation in the movement to end racism consisted of you following a leader.
           Comment on Federal Judge Attacks Trump As Adopting The Same Rhetoric and Tactics As The KKK by P. Hill       Comment   Translate Page      
Alan, I can tell you this: "If a abortion is criminalized Black women, doctors and nurses will be the first to go to jail".
          Trump administration preparing to roll out Kushner's Israeli-Palestinian 'peace plan': Sources      Comment   Translate Page      
With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's reelection victory secured, the Trump administration is preparing to roll out Jared Kushner's "peace plan" as early as this month, sources familiar with the plan tell ABC News. President Donald Trump has been briefed on the plan, which Kushner and a small "peace team" have been quietly working on for months. The text itself remains a closely guarded secret -- even within the White House -- and has only been seen in its entirety by four people within the administration, the sources said.
           Comment on General Debate 14 April 2019 by Maggy Wassilieff       Comment   Translate Page      
Gosh no... You're allowed to express pro- Climate armageddon views, anti-Trump beliefs, and Sinophobia.
           Comment on General Debate 14 April 2019 by Fletch       Comment   Translate Page      
Trump trolling level: Advanced :lol: Trump posts on Twitter that since liberals won't let him build his wall that all illegal migrants should be bused to so-called sanctuary cities and let them take care of them. <blockquote>Due to the fact that Democrats are unwilling to change our very dangerous immigration laws, we are indeed, as reported, giving strong considerations to placing Illegal Immigrants in Sanctuary Cities only.... — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 12, 2019 ....The Radical Left always seems to have an Open Borders, Open Arms policy – so this should make them very happy! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 12, 2019</blockquote> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPb1uUmjB4c LOL, of course it caused an uproar among the Dems and the liberal media. Not sure why, he's only giving them what they want. Actually, he should make it so that blue states can enact the stupid laws they want - the green new deal, tax rates of 90% for the rich, open borders, free education, medicare for all. Let's see how long those states last. They'd end up being rubbish tips, like Detroit.
          Fox's Neil Cavuto dismisses the illegality of plan to send migrants to sanctuary cities because Trump is "at wits end"      Comment   Translate Page      

NEIL CAVUTO (ANCHOR): What John touched on at the beginning there, this idea that the president wants to call the Democrats out on helping him deal with this crisis at the border. So Vijay Johnson, the former Homeland Security secretary under Barack Obama, admitted on this count, this president is right. Democratic strategist, Antjuan Seawright, GOP strategist Holly Turner. Holly, the president is arguing here, this was his idea. This wasn't something that an aide tossed around and then they dismissed and apparently he's still actively considering it. If he still is actively considering it and it would be deemed illegal to do, where is this going? 

HOLLY TURNER (GOP STRATEGIST): Well, look, the president is not going to implement something that is blatantly illegal. 

ANTJUAN SEAWRIGHT (DEMOCRATIC STRATEGIST): Say what?

TURNER: No come on Antjuan, let me talk now. The president is exploring different solutions. He's a problem solver. He wants to solve this problem. I don't see why the Democrats are upset about this. Seems like a win-win to me. Sanctuary cities get what they want, illegal aliens occupying their city borders and the rest of the country gets what they want, which is these people are not released in to their communities. So I don't really understand what the big problem is. Let the president go through the legal examination and see if it's something that's going to work out for the country. But all and all, seems like a good solution to me. 

CAVUTO: Antjuan? 

TURNER: Holly, so you're saying you're okay with doing something that Democrats and Republicans agree that is illegal? 

CAVUTO: Technically so are sanctuary cities. They're technically illegal, but go ahead. 

SEABRIGHT: Cavuto --

CAVUTO: Neil is fine. 

SEAWRIGHT: What this is, is a red meat throw towards Trump's base because he knew it would form some type of outrage, anger, frustration, the same things that Trump thrives off of every single day, and it's going to throw the news cycle all about this.

CAVUTO: Antjuan he can't win or lose no matter what he does. No, no, you were the first one to acknowledge that we've got some issues at the border to address. Would you at least acknowledge we're at the point where the president is raising this as a possible solution in the meantime because Democrats are not helping him out with anything?

SEAWRIGHT: But Neil, that's not how you get to solutions in Washington D.C. You do it by coming together, Democrats and Republicans working that a bipartisan solution that 60 percent of the American people want. 

CAVUTO: Antjuan, there's no democratic support for a wall. It's fine. I get it. 

SEAWRIGHT: That's not true. 

CAVUTO: But then you then move on to say all right, when it comes to these crowded facilities, you wanted to put -- Democrats got to agree to a cap on that. So the president is sort of locked in this position, these places are overflowing. It gets to the point where a couple of weekends ago, many had to be let out of a couple of facilities with the understanding being we would get a better procedure going forward. We don't have one. No one is finding one. What do you do? 

SEAWRIGHT: What you and I both know is that when the president really wants something, he will go to his caucus in the legislative branch and get it done. So he can instruct his caucus to work with House Democrats to come up with a solution that he will sign into law, that he will deal with immigration in a real way -- 

CAVUTO: But you didn't answer my question. Are you willing to say, all right, maybe the president -- I'm not endorsing his idea and it is illegal, but he's really at wits end. I have got to do something. I've got 100,000 such crossings to deal with. And it's out of control and no one's helping me. 

Previously:

Fox regular argues closing the border is worth economic cost: "It's about time Americans in this generation were subjected to sacrifice"

On Fox, former Border Patrol chief says they don't use "cages," just "chain link fence" for "safety and security"

How Fox has been using racist, nativist, and anti-immigrant rhetoric to talk about border issues


          Facing Backlash For Sharing Altered Ilhan Omar Video, Trump’s Own ‘Bragging’ Comment After 9/11 Unearthed      Comment   Translate Page      

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a Greek Independence Day celebration with Archbishop Demetrios, Geron of America, in the East Room of the White House March 18, 2019 in Washington, DC.

On Friday, Donald Trump shared an edited video showing Minnesota congresswoman Ilhan Omar making comments about 9/11 to the Council of American-Islamic Relations. While Omar was making comments in relation to the anxiety felt by American Muslims in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, Trump’s video narrowed down on four words used by Omar without providing the context of the speech.

“For far too long we have lived with the discomfort of being a second-class citizen and, frankly, I’m tired of it, and every single Muslim in this country should be tired of it,” Omar said, as reported by Axios. “CAIR was founded after 9/11 because they recognized that some people did something and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties.”

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          Trump cogita enviar imigrantes ilegais a 'cidades santuários'      Comment   Translate Page      
Donald Trump afirmou na sexta-feira (12) que considera enviar imigrantes ilegais detidos para as chamadas "cidades santuários", locais comandados por democratas que se opõe às políticas de imigração do país. Leia mais (04/13/2019 - 14h42)
          Mueller Report Not The End, ‘Long Shadow’ Of Russia Investigation Spreads To Roger Stone, Other Ongoing Cases      Comment   Translate Page      

Robert Mueller listens

With a heavily redacted version of the Robert Mueller Russia investigation report due to be released publicly within a week, Mueller’s own work appears to be done. However, the special counsel investigation continues to cast a “long shadow” over the Donald Trump administration, according to a Politico report, with an unknown number of investigations continuing to target key figures in Mueller’s probe — including longtime Trump friend and political adviser Roger Stone.

On Friday, prosecutors told a judge in a Washington D.C. federal court that they could not make search warrant documents from Stone’s case public — despite a freedom-of-information demand from several media organizations — because the warrants contain details that “concern investigations that remain ongoing,” according to CNN.

In January, Stone’s home was searched and he was arrested in an early morning raid. Mueller then slapped Stone with a 24-page indictment charging him with lying to investigators, witness tampering, and obstruction, as The Inquisitr reported.

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          Even Longtime Trump Aide Roger Stone Is Now Demanding To See The Full Mueller Report      Comment   Translate Page      

Roger Stone, former adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, departs the E. Barrett Prettyman United States Court House on March 14, 2019 in Washington, DC.

Former Trump aide and longtime Republican strategist Roger Stone is reportedly the latest person who wants to see special counsel Robert Mueller’s report in full.

The contents of the special counsel report have been contested ever since they were first provided to the office of Attorney General William Barr, who has since refused to turn over an unredacted version to the Congress. Earlier this week, in light of growing calls from House Democrats to release the full Mueller report to Congress, Barr assured that he would provide a redacted version of the report soon — probably even by the end of this week. The attorney general has maintained that he would only omit things which are necessary, “including material related to grand jury matters and the privacy of individuals not charged with crimes,” according to Politico.

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          Pres. Trump talks of releasing migrants into Democratic stronghold cities      Comment   Translate Page      
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says he is strongly considering releasing “Illegal Immigrants” into Democratic strongholds to punish congressional foes for inaction on the border— just hours after White House and Homeland Security officials insisted the idea had been rejected as fast as it had been proposed. “Due to the fact that Democrats are unwilling to change our very dangerous immigration laws, we are indeed, as reported, giving strong considerations to placing Illegal Immigrants in Sanctuary Cities only,” Pres. Trump […]
          Presidential Moral Leadership Really Matters      Comment   Translate Page      

Maybe it’s because my family is dominated by academics, but I’m fortunate not to have any close or even remote relations that watch Fox News or regurgitate the network’s toxic talking points. A lot of people aren’t so fortunate. Luke O’Neil has collected a bunch of sob stories for a piece in the Guardian. Here’s a typical example:

I don’t watch Fox News because of course it warps your psyche, but it must have changed tone after Trump was elected. My dad slowly became even more xenophobic and angry than he used to be.

My wife and I are worried about letting our daughter stay with our respective parents, because their toxic anger and resentment is slowly becoming their entire identity. I hate what Fox News has done to almost everyone in my family. It’s absolute poison and the only thing I think is worse is that there are people who think that destroying the morals and conscience of multiple generations is worth a few more bucks. I absolutely refuse to believe that people like Hannity don’t know what they are doing.

I wish I could do something, but who has the time or energy to combat that?

This hits on a theme I often discuss, which is the destruction of people’s morals and conscience. As things have taken a darker and darker turn in our country, and really throughout the world, in the last two decades, I’ve come to see moral leadership as more and more important. I don’t think human beings are basically good or fundamentally bad, but they’re highly malleable. How they behave, even what they feel, can be influenced by whether they’re asked to be generous or resentful, welcoming or defensive, optimistic or angry.

Fox News definitely seeks to make many “bucks” by catering to people’s worst instincts, and it actually transforms people. It makes people fearful and furious. A liberal who spends all day watching MSNBC will have reasons to be anxious and upset, too, but they’ll also be receiving constant messages about the value of tolerance, inclusiveness, and care for the vulnerable. For the most part, the moral instruction is consistent with what you might hear Pope Francis say about the poor and with Martin Luther King Jr.’s aspiration that we judge people by the content of their character rather than the color of their skin.

Fox News has such a broad reach in our culture that it is measurably damaging people’s morals and conscience. It’s turning good people into bad people, much the way that civil or sectarian conflicts harden populations against each other, sometimes for centuries. But it’s still just a news outlet. It’s influence is nothing compared to the influence of Donald Trump who has transformed one of American’s two major political parties into smoldering heap of dung.

I sometimes rolled my eyes when President Obama exhorted us with moral language and insisted that America was fundamentally good, and far better than how it was presenting itself. But, just by making that effort, he incrementally made us better people. Sometimes we are blessed with the right leaders at the right time, and sometimes we seem to be plagued by poor leadership. Right now, the West seems to be lacking competent leaders, and it’s having a crippling effect here at home and also in Europe. But we’re also suffering from outright bad moral leadership in some cases.

I began my adult life as a secular-minded philosophy student, impatient with moral arguments and suspicious of leaders who spoke in moral terms. My initial problem with the Bush administration was that their reckless disregard for the truth prevented people from having reality-based conversations. I no longer see this as the primary threat we face. What I see now is a daily devolution of the basic goodness and generosity of our people. Every day this gets worse, the path back gets longer, and the prospect of societal breakdown grows.

Our next president will hopefully bring as much of the country together as possible, but what they absolutely must do is exert moral leadership to stem and reverse this tide. If they can.

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          Biden and Sanders are in the Driver's Seat       Comment   Translate Page      

I am hopeful that the upcoming presidential cycle will have a little less content-free horse race coverage than the cycles we’ve had in the past. It just seems like people in the media are a bit chastened by the election of Donald Trump and don’t want to repeat all the same mistakes this time around. Yet, I know I am being optimistic. We’re still going to see a lot of bad takes like this one from First Read that tries to convince us that Bernie Sanders is tanking because he’s only polling at 16 percent in Iowa and New Hampshire.

On the numbers, this take is a bit ludicrous. Sanders is currently polling in second place in both states, and he’s in first place among candidates who have actually declared that they are running. He trails only Joe Biden, and he’s more than doubling the numbers of well-funded and well-known candidates Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren in Iowa and nearly doing so in New Hampshire.

This piece takes no account of how delegates are actually awarded in the Democratic primaries, where you need to break 15 percent to get anything, and if you are one of only two candidates to clear that hurdle, you can count on getting more than 40 percent of that states’ haul. If these elections were held today, Biden and Sanders would be splitting all the delegates between them, and even if Sanders were losing every state it would take him a long time to be mathematically eliminated.

Without projecting forward, Bernie Sanders is in an enviable position, and his fundraising is excellent. He raised the most money of any candidate in the first quarter by a wide margin and reportedly has a $28 million war chest. Yet, he is supposedly not taking the criticism he deserves for polling far below where he finished in 2016 during a one-on-one contest with Hillary Clinton.

A better take comes from Jonathan Bernstein, who correctly points out that relatively few people are paying close attention to the race at this point and that the polls are therefore largely about name recognition. He also argues that negative stories about candidates are probably being treated as more consequential than they’ll prove to be in the end. And I think that depends on the candidate. First impressions are important, and it did real damage to Amy Klobuchar when she faced a bunch of criticism from former staffers soon after she announced. Stories about Joe Biden’s inappropriate grabbiness and voting record aren’t as crippling because people already know what they think about the former vice-president. In any case, he’s happy to get these stories covered now before he’s even announced himself as a candidate.

Biden and Sanders are leading the polls in large part because they are the best known politicians in the bunch, but also because Democrats genuinely like them. While there may be a wide gulf between them ideologically, especially if we go back decades in time, most voters aren’t making those kinds of distinctions. They’re leading because they’re popular with Democrats all along the ideological spectrum, and this seems to confound and perplex political analysts and activists alike. Progressives are supposed to be repelled by Biden and white working class voters are presumed to dislike socialism. Neither assumption bears out in the polling numbers.

As the other candidates begin to execute their plans and get their chances to perform on big stages, we will see these polling numbers begin to fluctuate, and there will be horses that show a burst for a time. It’s interesting to speculate about which candidates might have the talent or good fortune to move from the back to the front. The Democratic primary voters may want a reliable hand like Biden or an economic populist like Sanders or Warren or a fresh and charismatic face like O’Rourke, Harris or Booker. They might want someone completely new and from outside of Washington DC, like Pete Buttigieg or Washington governor Jay Inslee.

All we know right now is that Biden and Sanders are in the best position to win the nomination. We’re not suffering because there aren’t enough takes being published about why they’re not doing better.

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          Senate Supports Moore But Not Cain for Fed       Comment   Translate Page      

When looking at the dumpster fire we call the American political environment, I think we can all agree that the last thing we really needed was more Herman Cain. As I explained yesterday in my Senate Republicans Wish the Democrats Could Filibuster Trump’s Nominees piece, the senior GOP leadership in Congress certainly feels that way. They were already begging rank-and-file senators to call the White House and warn them off nominating Cain for a position on the Federal Reserve before Cain called them a “bunch of yahoos” on Wednesday night.

Herman Cain, whose prospects for a seat on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors have grown shaky before President Donald Trump even nominates him, likely gave his detractors in the U.S. Senate more reason to oppose his confirmation with comments at a University of Kansas lecture Wednesday night.

Cain, 73, the long-time business executive and 2012 presidential candidate, warned against the dangers of socialism, renewable energy and Medicare for all. He described the Senate Banking Committee, which would vet him if he were nominated, “as a bunch of yahoos.” He compared the right to health care to the right to own a Cadillac, and said God would decide when it was time to stop using fossil fuels.

“When God is ready for us not to have fossil fuels, he’ll find a way,” the former Godfather Pizza CEO told the audience at the Vickers Lecture Series at School of Business.

Cain also likened himself to Dr. Martin Luther King, and said: “You reach a point in your successful career where making more money isn’t inspiring enough.”

Cain’s reward for those remarks was to learn that his nomination is almost certainly doomed.

A fourth Republican senator announced Thursday that he would oppose Herman Cain if President Trump nominated him to the Federal Reserve Board, all but dooming his potential appointment.

Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), a close Trump ally, told reporters that “if I had to vote right now, there’s no way I could vote for” Cain. The president had floated the businessman for the Fed board last week.

Cramer’s opposition makes him the fourth Republican to denounce Cain’s potential nomination, effectively ending Cain’s chance at confirmation. GOP Sens. Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), Cory Gardner (Colo.) and Mitt Romney (Utah) all came out against Cain on Wednesday.

With four of the 53 Senate Republicans opposed to Cain, he would not reach the necessary 51 votes for confirmation without getting support from Democrats, which is unlikely.

I’m not certain, but it looks like perhaps the Senate Republicans are drawing a hard line against Cain so that’ll have some cover to accept the other insane nomination Trump is floating for the Fed.

Stephen Moore may have been held in contempt of court for failing to pay child support and alimony and he may owe more than $75,000 in taxes to the IRS, but that doesn’t seem disqualifying to a lot of Senate Republicans:

“I know Stephen Moore, he’s a smart man, he’s the head of Club for Growth,” said Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL). “We have to do this in regular order, but I think he would probably be a good voice on the Fed. One, he’s got to be nominated first. Second, he’s got to be confirmed.”

“I said, ‘Pay your taxes; pay your support!’” Shelby said, when asked about Moore’s financial problems.

“Stephen is a solid guy, I know Stephen pretty well. I think Stephen has been right about a few things, with regard to the Fed’s treatment of interest rates, especially,” [Sen. Kevin] Cramer said. “I want to hear more about the specific issues surrounding some of his financial situations.”

The North Dakota senator added that he did not see Moore’s run-in with the IRS or the divorce settlement being disqualifying for his nomination if he had cleared up both issues.

So, the way it looks right now, the dumpster fire will get less Herman Cain and more Stephen Moore.

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          Campaigns Should Welcome Counterintelligence Efforts      Comment   Translate Page      

Back in May 2018, I wrote On Stefan Halper and Carter Page in an effort to settle whether the FBI counterintelligence unit had been justified in keeping tabs on Page during the 2016 campaign. I concluded that they had sufficient cause to enlist Mr. Harper for this job, but I never questioned whether this amounted to spying “on the campaign” of Donald Trump. It just didn’t seem like the right way of framing the matter.

The FBI hadn’t been spying on Page when he first came to their attention in 2013. They had been spying on two Russians: Victor Podobnyy, an SVR Agent whose cover was a job as the Russian Attaché of the Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York City, and Igor Sporyshev, a SVR Agent whose cover was a job as Trade Representative of the Russian Federation in New York City. The SVR is Russia’s  foreign intelligence service, so it’s the rough equivalent of our CIA. The FBI noticed that Page, a former naval intelligence officer, was interacting with Mr. Podobnyy and had handed him documents. It’s in the nature of intelligence work that when you’re observing the activities of adversarial intelligence agencies, you will discover Americans they have recruited or are attempting to recruit. That doesn’t mean that the FBI was spying on Carter Page when they noticed him make a handoff of documents, and it doesn’t mean that they were spying on him when he went to Moscow on July 7th and 8th, 2016, gave a speech critical of U.S. foreign policy at the New Economic School, and met with high-ranking Kremlin-connected figures.

Page’s actions aroused suspicions because he repeatedly walked right into routine surveillance operations. Mr. Halper, an FBI asset who lived and worked in Cambridge, England was enlisted to make contact with Page and later with George Papadopoulos only after those two gentlemen had contact with Russians officials, intelligence officers and/or assets.  That’s why I don’t wholly disagree with Byron York when he defends Attorney General William Barr’s congressional testimony that the FBI spied on the Trump campaign. In some limited ways, they did monitor the activities of two of the campaign’s foreign policy advisers, both of whom were traveling extensively abroad and meeting with Russians of interest.

But I think it’s highly misleading to suggest that this amounted to an effort to spy on the campaign. In a normal world, this kind of surveillance would be undertaken to protect a campaign. Ordinarily, a campaign would be grateful to learn that someone they were trusting to give them foreign policy advice might have been recruited or compromised by a foreign power.

After Carter Page left the Trump campaign in September 2016, the FBI successfully obtained a warrant that allowed them to look back at communications that Page had conducted during the campaign. Mr. York uses this retroactive element in the warrant to argue that Trump’s campaign was surveilled, but that’s an incredible stretch. To the extent that the campaign was surveilled in real time, it was only through Stefan Halper developing relationships with Page and Papadopolous to assess their intentions and the possibility that they were compromised or acting as agents of a hostile foreign power. In the former case, the FBI was investigating someone the campaign had fired precisely (or ostensibly) because of his connections to Russia. Why would the Trump campaign object to a retroactive look at his activities?

In the case of Page, he had been on their radar already for three years. In the case of Papadapolous, he was clearly being manipulated (at best) in a Russian intelligence operation. At one point, Papadopoulos was wittingly and willingly engaging with a woman he falsely believed to be Vladmir Putin’s niece. Again, this kind of diligence from our counterintelligence team is something a campaign ought to be grateful for rather than something that is seen as a violation of their privacy.

I think Barr was irresponsible when he characterized this as spying on the Trump campaign, although he was careful to note that he was unaware of any inappropriate activities and merely wanted to satisfy himself that the the proper protocols had been followed. I’m not sure I trust him to keep to that, but I don’t see a problem if he wants to take a look at it.

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          The Left Wants to Pick a Fight It Cannot Lose      Comment   Translate Page      

There are so many things about the modern world that are different from the 1920’s and 1930’s that I’m reluctant to make comparisons between the two eras. But there is one commonality that has me very concerned as we head into the 2020 presidential election. I’m worried about what will happen if a significant fraction of our economic elites in the business community conclude that their interests are better protected by siding with Donald Trump. This isn’t an ordinary progressive concern. It’s usually taken as a given that rich business executives will mostly side with the Republican nominee for president. The reason this upcoming election is different is because Trump and his political movement are different, and in many ways un-American.

This WikiPedia entry on the economics of fascism isn’t perfect, but it can serve as my starting point:

The first fascist movements arose in the last years of World War I. They were a form of radical nationalism carrying a promise of national rebirth, they blamed liberalism, socialism, and materialism for the decadence they perceived in society and culture, and they expressed an appreciation for violence and the role of leadership and willpower in shaping society…

…Fascism rose to power by taking advantage of the political and economic climate of the 1920s and 1930s, particularly the deep polarization of some European societies (such as the Kingdom of Italy and Weimar Germany), which were democracies with elected parliaments dominated by supporters of laissez-faire capitalism and Marxian socialism, whose intense opposition to each other made it difficult for stable governments to be formed. Fascists used this situation as an argument against democracy, which they viewed as ineffective and weak. Fascist regimes generally came into existence in times of crisis, when economic elites, landowners and business owners feared that a revolution or uprising was imminent. Fascists allied themselves with the economic elites, promising to protect their social status and to suppress any potential working class revolution. In exchange, the elites were asked to subordinate their interests to a broader nationalist project, thus fascist economic policies generally protect inequality and privilege while also featuring an important role for state intervention in the economy.

As a caveat here, I want to be clear that I’m not predicting an imminent reprise of the Holocaust or an outbreak of World War Three. I hope we can agree that fascism would have been undesirable even without extermination camps and wars of aggression. What troubles me is the potential for a breakdown in our basic system of checks and balances which protects our civil rights, economic freedom, and First Amendment rights.

The commonalities I see between today and the interwar period should be pretty obvious to you too. We have two sides of a political divide that are increasingly unable to work together, making a functional government harder and harder to assemble. The American public now holds Congress in extreme low regard and is beginning to doubt the integrity of many other core institutions, including our law enforcements agencies, courts, intelligence community and even the media.

One side of the political divide is promoting “a form of radical nationalism carrying a promise of national rebirth.” They are attacking liberalism and socialism. The attack on materialism doesn’t originate at the top with Trump, obviously, but it is a key element of the religious conservatives’ critique of American society. They call it “secularism,” and they are Trump’s most ardent and reliable supporters.

On the economic front, the Trump movement isn’t consistently aligned with big business (on free trade and cheap labor, for example) but their anti-regulation and anti-tax policies are a way of promoting the elites’ interests and protecting their social status.

Since the Great Recession hit in 2007-2008, the Democrats have been gradually moving in a more economically populist direction, and their current crop of candidates is collectively far to left on economics than in any previous presidential election cycle. While the party doesn’t resemble the #Occupy Movement, it is still perceived as threatening. Some of the leading Democratic contenders, like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, are explicitly threatening to the business community, and proudly so.

I’m not making an argument against populist progressive Democrats when I say that I worry about the consequences if we reach a tipping point where business leaders conclude they need to fall in with Trumpism in order to protect themselves from a bigger threat.  Just in terms of freedom of the press, our major media outlets are big business conglomerates now, and if they don’t rigorously defend our First Amendment rights, we will lose a free press and potentially our rights to free expression.  That’s what I hear echoing when I read that the fascists protected the economic elites and “in exchange, the elites were asked to subordinate their interests to a broader nationalist project.” I’d like to think that our business elite is different from the folks in Italy and Germany during the rise of fascism. I hope that they have enough patriotism and respect for our Constitution to see that it would be a mistake to align with Trump. But this isn’t something I have a lot of confidence in, and that’s what is keeping me up at night.

I guess this is less of a prescription than a warning. If the left in this country wants to run on an economically populist platform that scares the bejesus out of our big business community, they cannot afford to lose. We’re in a bad position now as a country because Trumpism by its nature corrupts the morals of its adherents and undermines support for our rights and institutions. When it begins to undermine our elites’ support for civil rights and the rule of law, that’s when it gets truly dangerous.  There is more to think about here than just needed reforms to our laws. We have to think about how what we do has an influence on how others react.

It’s looking like the left is going to inspire quite a reaction.  Are we prepared to face the consequences if we don’t win that battle?

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          Senate Republicans Miss the Filibuster       Comment   Translate Page      

Before the filibuster was eliminated for most presidential nominees, the White House needed to negotiate with the other party to assure that their candidates were at least minimally acceptable. Without a handful of votes from the other side, there was no way to get their people confirmed. President Trump would have been laughed out of town if he suggested he might select Herman Cain and Stephen Moore to serve on the Federal Reserve board. In retrospect, the old system often saved the Senate leaders of the president’s own party from having to play the heavy. Ridiculous nominees were generally rejected internally within the White House vetting process for lack of viability. If they somehow slipped through and were sent to the Senate, the opposition party played the bad guy by rejecting them.

This system has now been upended. The Republicans in the Senate have no cover anymore if they want to deny the president a nomination. The solution is to tell the White House in advance that they should not make these nominations because they’ll be rejected.

Senate Republican leaders are sending a message to members troubled by President Donald Trump’s controversial Federal Reserve picks: Speak up.

During Tuesday afternoon’s Senate Republican lunch, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell advised senators concerned about Trump’s selection of former presidential candidate and pizza executive Herman Cain and conservative economic commentator Stephen Moore to share their views with the White House now, before Trump officially moves forward with the nominations, a source familiar with the remarks told CNN.

The basic conversation here is pretty straightforward. A Republican senator or his or her staffer calls the White House chief of staff or the congressional liaison. They tell them that if they go forward with a nomination, they cannot count on their vote. If enough Republican senators send this message to the White House, they can dissuade the nomination from going forward. The benefit to the White House is that they can avoid embarrassment. This is also a benefit to the people who are under consideration for the jobs. The benefit for the Republican senators is that they can buck their own president quietly and behind the scenes and won’t come under pressure to back someone who is manifestly unfit for the position.

You can see how uneasy the Senate Republicans are about defying the president.

In hallway interviews with nearly 20 Republican senators on Tuesday, most were reluctant to candidly discuss Cain’s potential nomination. Many said they hadn’t heard the days-old news that Trump was planning to select him. Others opted to withhold comment, while some expressed vague reservations.

Most of them are uncomfortable even discussing these nominations. Some responses lack candor and others are outright disingenuous. They want to issue to disappear, but they are the only ones who can make the issue disappear. Most of all, they’d like to avoid being put in this position in the first place:

Republicans are in a slightly better position to confirm contentious appointees than they were before the 2018 midterm elections, with their new majority of 53, but they can still afford to lose only a few votes before any nomination would be doomed.

That concern prompted Sen. John Cornyn of Texas on Tuesday to warn the White House to consult in advance with Senate leaders on nominations like these.

The Senate is supposed to provide their advice and consent to presidential nominations, and certainly the hearing process can give them that opportunity. But it’s better politics to do most of the vetting prior to making any announcements. The president clearly expects the Senate Republicans to approve anyone he nominates because it is now technically within their power to approve people with no Democratic support.

Many warned that the Senate would break if the filibuster was weakened or eliminated, and here is an example of a worst case scenario. By blocking acceptable nominations during the Obama administration just to slow down business in the Senate, Mitch McConnell forced the Democrats to find a work-around. Now the Republicans are having difficulty rejecting ludicrous candidates because the White House sees no reason not to send them forward.

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          Campaigning in Indiana, Sanders Rips Trump’s ‘Cheap' Rhetoric      Comment   Translate Page      
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) doesn’t think much of George W. Bush. “His views were pretty different from mine,” Sanders said Saturday morning in Gary, Indiana. But during a campaign stop in this Upper Midwest city, the senator sounded a wistful note about the 43rd president.

“Do you remember what he did after 9/11? Does anyone remember?” he asked a few dozen community leaders at a downtown Gary convention center. “He went to a mosque. Do you remember that? He walked into a mosque to say that criminals, terrorists attacked the United States — not the Muslim community.”

But now, Sanders continued, “We have a president who, for cheap political gain, is trying to divide us up by the color of our skin, by where we were born, by our religion. My God.”

Sanders, it seemed, was referring to a video Trump shared on Twitter the day before attacking Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) for remarks she made about the terrorist strikes of September 11, 2001. The video features graphic images of the attacks spliced together with footage from a speech Omar delivered last month on civil rights. It takes her words out of context to suggest that she was dismissing 9/11 as nothing more than “some people did something.”

Sanders was among the first presidential candidates to rally to the defense of Omar, who is Muslim. In his own Twitter post Friday, Sanders called Omar “a leader with strength and courage.”

“She won’t back down to Trump’s racism and hate, and neither will we,” he wrote. “The disgusting and dangerous attacks against her must end.”

Sanders’ visit to Gary came on the second day of a five-state campaign swing through Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania. In his first few stops, he repeatedly referred to Trump, who won all five states in 2016, as a “pathological liar.”

“He lies almost every day. The media has documented thousands of lies that he has told,” Sanders said in Gary. The president, he added, “is a racist and a sexist and a homophobe and a xenophobe.”

Sanders took a handful of questions from the news media in Gary, including one about his newfound wealth. A reporter asked whether his status as a millionaire — thanks to a book deal that followed his 2016 presidential run — conflicted with his criticism of the rich.…
          Trump lâche du lest sur la taxation du numérique      Comment   Translate Page      
Les Etats-Unis qui bloquaient les négociations devant permettre de taxer les géants du numériques dans l'OCDE ont changé d'avis.
          Sanctuary cities for illegal immigrants? Here's what you need to know      Comment   Translate Page      

Sanctuary cities for illegal immigrants? Here's what you need to knowTrump has repeatedly threatened to punish sanctuary cities that fail to cooperate with federal immigration enforcement authorities.



          Trump Campaign Eyes Chances To Vie For Minnesota, Other States Lost In 2016      Comment   Translate Page      
President Donald Trump loves to recount how his 2016 campaign defied expectations to pierce the vaunted Democratic "blue wall." For 2020, he's looking to do one better.
          Donald Trump given new deadline for releasing tax returns by senior Democrat      Comment   Translate Page      
Trump claims his reason for refusing to release the returns is that he's under IRS audit
          Trump får ny frist      Comment   Translate Page      
Demokratene i Kongressen ga lørdag skattevesenet IRS frist til 23. april for å overlevere president Donald Trumps selvangivelser. Den første fristen for å levere selvangivelsene var 10. april, men ble ikke overholdt.
          Democrats defend Rep. Ilhan Omar after Trump retweets 9/11 video against her      Comment   Translate Page      

Top Democrats on Saturday rushed to defend Rep. Ilhan Omar after President Trump retweeted video that was edited to suggest she was being dismissive of the significance of the worst terrorist assault on U.S. soil.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi scolded Trump for using the "painful images of 9/11 for...


          Sanctuary cities and Trump the Alinskyite      Comment   Translate Page      
Aside from the very specific charges connected with the whole Russiagate story, or anything about Trump’s politics, the Trump opposition has consistently followed certain basic themes in characterizing Trump’s performance as president in terms of his personality and capability. These Continue reading →
          Trump Backs Third Summit With Kim, Says Relations Very Good      Comment   Translate Page      

Trump Backs Third Summit With Kim, Says Relations Very Good“I agree with Kim Jong Un of North Korea that our personal relationship remains very good, perhaps the term excellent would be even more accurate,” Trump said Saturday in a tweet. In remarks carried earlier Saturday by the official Korean Central News Agency, Kim said he wouldn’t welcome a repeat of the Hanoi summit in February, when Trump walked out without securing a nuclear disarmament deal.



          Social media algorithms ‘introduce terrorists to like-minded terrorists’: Ex-FBI official on the rise of white nationalism      Comment   Translate Page      

The former assistant director for counterintelligence at the Federal Bureau of Investigation explained the role of tech companies in spreading white nationalism during the era of President Donald Trump during an appearance on MSNBC with the Rev. Al Sharpton. “If there’s been one construc...

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          Public braces for release of Mueller report while Trump ‘just wants it out and over with’: report      Comment   Translate Page      

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s redacted report is expected to be released next week, according to Attorney General Bill Barr. The summary of his findings into Russian election interference and obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump’s administration is expected to include dama...

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          Upper-middle class feeling the ill-effects of Trump’s economy as top 1 percent continue to benefit: report      Comment   Translate Page      

According to a report at Bloomberg, Americans who consider themselves part of the upper-middle class are starting to feel an economic “pinch” under President Donald Trump while the top 1 percent continue to increase their fortunes. The report notes that upper-income households are findin...

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          Conservative NYT columnist claims Trump is losing his grip: ‘He’s confused Twitter with reality’      Comment   Translate Page      

Conservative New York Times columnist David Brooks pointed out that pro-Trump Twitter is looking for a “culture war” — and that because of them, the president is confusing their rhetoric for reality. During an appearance on PBS NewsHour, Brooks noted that conservative “Twitterites&...

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          Trump chiese di chiudere confine Messico      Comment   Translate Page      
Lo rivela Nyt, per Dipartimento 'mai chiesto nulla di illegale'
          Kim, vedrò Trump ma Usa cambino      Comment   Translate Page      
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          Roger Stone’s lawyers have come up with some pretty creative ideas      Comment   Translate Page      
Longtime Trump confidant and political trickster Roger Stone has been busy raising money for his legal defense against obstruction charges brought forth by special counsel Robert Mueller. Now, his legal team is fighting back with a new filing trying to get the charges against him dismissed — in a rather creative fashion. One takeaway from […]
          Pelosi, Warren among top Democrats to defend Omar, blame Trump in 9/11 video dispute      Comment   Translate Page      
Top Democrats are defending Rep. Ilhan Omar after President Donald Trump retweeted video that was edited to suggest the freshman Minnesota Democrat was being dismissive of the significance of the...
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          Democrats give Trump April 23 deadline to hand over tax returns       Comment   Translate Page      
A top House Democrat is telling the IRS that a federal law clearly gives Congress a right to President Donald Trump's tax returns
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          Woman wearing MAGA hat harassed at post office      Comment   Translate Page      

(Yahoo News!) A President Trump supporter was assaulted in a post office for wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat, turning a camera on her harasser. On Friday, Paloma Zuniga, a Mexican-American businesswoman was mailing a package at a post office in San Diego, Calif. when, according to her, a woman ahead of her in […]

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          Florida Waters Auction Floridians Freaking Out      Comment   Translate Page      
The Trump administration is considering auctioning off Florida’s coastal waters for oil and gas drilling. 

The idea is so politically toxic in Florida that past presidents haven’t even entertained it. HERE

          Florida GOP Matthew Lusk Is Running For Congress       Comment   Translate Page      
He appears to be the first QAnon follower to run for Congress.

“I belong to no secret societies or clubs, Q is one of my issues because it’s definitely a leak from high places. I follow Q, but I don’t know who or what Q is.”

They claim Hillary Clinton and other high-profile Democrats are part of a child sex trafficking ring that Trump is secretly working to bring down. A best-selling book about QAnon “claims that Democrats murder and eat children and that the government created AIDS, polio and Lyme disease” and that “the world is run by a Satanic cabal led by Hillary Clinton.”

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          All the times President Trump praised WikiLeaks      Comment   Translate Page      
President Trump said this week he "knows nothing" about WikiLeaks. Here are just a few times he praised it during the 2016 campaign.
          Duque, tras las arremetidas de Trump: “A Colombia nadie le tiene que dictar lo que debe hacer”      Comment   Translate Page      

COLOMBIA, (RT), 12 de abril de 2019 .- Luego de que Trump acusara a Duque de fallar en su lucha contra el narcotráfico y de enviar criminales a EE.UU., el presidente colombiano ha defendido la política exterior de su país. El presidente de Colombia, Iván Duque, ha pronunciado un discurso este...

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          Trump floats moving migrants to 'sanctuary cities'      Comment   Translate Page      
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he was considering sending illegal immigrants in the country to so-called sanctuary cities, as he castigated Democrats who have opposed his attempts to build a wall along the border with Mexico and other moves to discourage immigration.
          Kim Kardashian pivots to law      Comment   Translate Page      
"First year of law school," Kim Kardashian West told US Vogue in her May cover interview, "you have to cover three subjects: criminal law, torts, and contracts." (For the record, there are a few others, too, including constitutional law and civil procedure). For Kardashian, "Torts is the most confusing, contracts the most boring, and crim law I can do in my sleep. Took my first test, I got a 100. Super easy for me."

Kardashian announced this week in the same interview that she began a four-year apprenticeship with a law firm in San Francisco last summer and wants to take the California bar exam in 2022. (She is not enrolled in law school. Under California law, aspiring lawyers can undertake an apprenticeship and if they pass the bar exam, they can practice law -- even without a law school degree).

The reality superstar's pivot to becoming a lawyer -- apparently motivated by her stated desire to do more to improve the criminal justice system, "to fight to fix it," -- has prompted a mixed response. Many have predictably derided the move as idiotic, telling her to stay in her lane. Others have called the criticism sexist, highlighting the obvious comparison between Kardashian and Reese Witherspoon's character in the 2001 movie "Legally Blonde," Elle Woods -- also initially dismissed in her law school efforts because of her looks and past persona.

The bottom line is this: Kardashian is inspiring for choosing a new path as a 38-year-old mother of three -- and she is also the nauseatingly privileged proof that in today's America, no option is off-limits for the very wealthy.

In many ways, this is the most interesting thing Kim Kardashian West has ever done. And it says a lot about the susceptibility of the public and press to her carefully-constructed image that so few saw this coming.

There are some obvious ways in which this path makes sense for Kardashian. Her father, Robert Kardashian, was a well-known lawyer, part of OJ Simpson's defense team. She has already demonstrated an interest in the law, making herself heard on criminal justice issues and playing a significant part last year in President Trump's release of Alice Marie Johnson, a 63-year-old woman who'd been in an Alabama prison on a nonviolent drug charge since 1996.

Meeting with Trump, alongside CNN commentator and activist Van Jones, plus several lawyers, Kardashian West helped persuade the President with a force of argument Jones described as "the most effective, emotionally intelligent intervention that I've ever seen in American politics." She has also worked for months with #cut50, a bipartisan advocacy group aiming to reform the criminal-justice system. Compared with some of her other ventures -- advertising dangerous slimming teas to her legions of young female fans, for example -- this looks not just like a step in a far more positive direction, but a break from the brand the Kardashian family has built over the years.

The Kardashians are described in public discourse variously as mercenary, feminist, impressive, groundbreaking, and sickeningly superficial. There are strong arguments to be made for every case, but despite so many opposing characteristics, they tend to be referred to as a monolith -- not individuals so much as component parts of a vast, unprecedented money machine.

Kim Kardashian, for years the most famous member of her family, was somehow the most Kardashian. She was the most polished, the most bankable (until sister Kylie Jenner's ascent), almost inhumanly adapted to the constant whirl of 5 a.m. workouts, three-hour makeup sessions, photo shoots and paparazzi that the machine demanded. She leaned in to the living doll persona, which the media so eagerly bestowed upon her, and as a result, many now have difficulty imagining her as anything but that.

Throughout 16 seasons of the reality show that made her family world-famous, Kim's demeanor has scarcely changed. A couple of upsetting instances aside, she has remained placid throughout, more prone to asking questions than volunteering confidences herself. When emotions ran high as Caitlin Jenner went public with her transition, Kim was often the mediator, allowing everyone their say, but intervening to defuse tense conversations when necessary.

In a way, it is her predictability that makes Kim Kardashian such comforting television. With her, you always know what you're getting. In retrospect, some of those considered responses signpost a personality that could be mesh with a career in law.

When in 2017, Kardashian described the process of identifying the men who robbed her at gunpoint in her Paris hotel room in October 2016, she was matter of fact. She itemized events without adding color or emotion, even noting that the men who had attacked her were 'pretty honest' in their recall of that night. Her most revealing comment was that it was "interesting" to know that they had been following her for over a year. She added that she was "thankful" for the experience, as it had afforded her "all the background info'"she needed on how she could protect herself in future.

Her recent foray into criminal justice also isn't the first time that digging below her contoured surface has revealed unexpected depths. Following the Parkland shooting last year, she tweeted to urge Congress to do its job and "protect Americans from senseless gun violence." She also took to Twitter in 2015 to denounce lax gun laws, after David Conley bought a gun online to kill his ex-girlfriend, her husband, and her six children, including his own son (she tweeted, "Does this not sicken you?"). She did so again after the 2017 Las Vegas music festival shooting to share an image denouncing high capacity firearms as inconsistent with the Second Amendment.

Every time she has spoken out on gun laws, Kim has been met with derogatory remarks such as, "Stick to selfies." But she has backed up her tweets. In 2016, she met with gun violence survivors from Sandy Hook and San Bernardino. For several years, she's been a creative council member of the organization Everytown For Gun Safety, which is dedicated to gun safety and fighting for legislative reform. In 2017, she recognized National Gun Violence Awareness Day by speaking out against a bill signed by Trump that revoked an Obama-era regulation. She may not always broadcast it, but Kim Kardashian does her homework.

As far as her metamorphosis from reality star into woke lawyer goes, the proof will be in the pudding. If her previous activities -- not to mention the acquisitive tendencies of her mother, Kris Jenner -- are any indication, within the next decade we will see a Kardashian law firm, capitalizing on the family name but well-stocked with qualified lawyers to ensure it goes the distance (and makes as much money as possible). For now though, as a woman whose career thus far has been fed by sex appeal and social media, Kardashian's move is a bold one, picking a direction that demands a completely different skill set, and flies in the face of expectations. When asked by Vogue what she will be remembered for, she replied aptly, "For my many talents."

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          Election - Trump campaign eyes chances to vie for states lost in 2016      Comment   Translate Page      
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump loves to recount how his 2016 campaign defied expectations to pierce the vaunted Democratic "blue wall." For 2020, he's looking to do one...
          Bill Maher Breaks from Standards, Warns Democrats What They Cannot Do or Else They’ll Lose in 2020      Comment   Translate Page      

HBO host Bill Maher broke from the left-wing narrative by warning Democrats that they will lose in 2020 if they continue their current rhetoric on immigration. The late-night host said Friday that the left’s “woke contest” on immigration will only hand President Donald Trump a second term, according to Fox News. “If it becomes a…

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          Eric and Lara Trump are expecting their second child      Comment   Translate Page      
President Trump will be a grandfather of 10 after the wife of his second-oldest son gives birth to a new baby in August.
          Lawsuit Forces Federal Protection for Endangered Orcas' West Coast Habitat      Comment   Translate Page      
SEATTLE, April 12, 2019 — The Center for Biological Diversity has won a victory in the legal battle to force the Trump administration to protect the West Coast habitat of the last remaining Southern Resident killer whales.
          Trump White House braces for full Mueller report      Comment   Translate Page      
Some allies of President Donald Trump say the White House is in for a rude awakening. | Jose Luis Magana/AP Photo Share on Facebook Share on Twitter While most of official Washington is on edge ahead of the expected release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s full report, Trump White House aides are shrugging off the […]
          Rob Smith: I’m gay and support Mike Pence – don’t believe Pete Buttigieg’s claim that Pence is anti-gay      Comment   Translate Page      
I’m someone those on the left would have you believe doesn’t exist: a gay, black, conservative, Republican Christian. I’m glad that anti-gay bias doesn’t seem to be hurting South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg in his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, but I plan to vote to re-elect President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence in November 2020.
          The return of the politicking pastors      Comment   Translate Page      
ANALYSIS/OPINION: Back in the days before President Donald Trump was president, Pastor Jentezen Franklin of Free Chapel traveled from Gainesville, Georgia, to New York City for a gathering of 15 or so faith leaders at Trump Tower to discuss the evangelical vote. And they were asked by Trump, as Franklin recounted, during a telephone interview, […]
          Trump campaign eyes chances to vie for states lost in 2016      Comment   Translate Page      
President Donald Trump loves to recount how his 2016 campaign defied expectations to pierce the vaunted Democratic "blue wall." For 2020, he's looking to do one better.
          Dems defend Omar after Trump retweets video against her      Comment   Translate Page      
Top Democrats on Saturday rushed to defend Rep. Ilhan Omar after President Donald Trump retweeted video that was edited to suggest she was being dismissive of the significance of the worst terrorist assault on U.S. soil.
          Trump sanctuary city idea could help some immigrants      Comment   Translate Page      
An idea floated by President Donald Trump to send immigrants from the border to "sanctuary cities" to exact revenge on Democratic foes could end up doing the migrants a favor by placing them in locations that make it easier to put down roots and stay in the country.
          Hair Füror Makes Reasonable Offer!      Comment   Translate Page      
CNN tells us: “President Donald Trump told Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan he would grant McAleenan a pardon if he were sent to jail for having border agents block asylum seekers from entering the US in defiance of … Continue reading
          Trump weighs in on controversy over congresswoman’s 9/11 comments      Comment   Translate Page      
The US president retweeted a video by Ilhan Omar which was edited to suggest she was dismissive of the World Trade Centre terror attacks.
          Laura Ingraham Laughs, Jokes While Covering Nipsey Hussle’s Funeral      Comment   Translate Page      
The Fox News host played a clip of YG's anti-Trump song that featured the late rapper.
          A multimillion-dollar question: What's a 'sanctuary city?'      Comment   Translate Page      

A multimillion-dollar question: What's a 'sanctuary city?'Faced with funding threats, local leaders are asking the Trump administration for a clear definition.



          California Judges Hand Trump Rare Court Win By Allowing Return Of Migrants To Mexico      Comment   Translate Page      

It might be a sign of the apocalypse, but a panel of judges in the Ninth Circuit has temporarily blocked a California judge's order to halt a Trump administration policy to allow the return of some asylum seekers to Mexico while they await their court dates - handing the administration a rare victory in the courts.

According to the Associated Press, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a temporary stay Friday, blocking a ruling by San Francisco Judge Richard Seeborg, who delivered a temporary injunction on Monday blocking the policy while challenges filed by civil liberties groups moved forward.

Seeborg justified the injunction by arguing that the policy failed to take into account the dangers that migrants might face in Mexico.

Migrants

The three-judge panel set a Tuesday deadline for civil liberties groups to submit arguments for why the policy should be discontinued while the issue winds its way through the courts. The panel set a Wednesday deadline for the White House to argue why the policy should remain in effect.

The government asked the panel to reconsider the injunction, arguing that Seeborg's argument was made in error, and that keeping the migrants in the US, where federal facilities are overflowing, forcing the government to release more asylum seekers amid an unprecedented surge in border-crossings. More than 100,000 migrants crossed into the US via the southern border in March - a 12-year high.

The circuit court managed to block the injunction before it took effect, meaning there was no interruption to the Trump administration's plans to start returning some migrants to Mexico, according to the AP.

Though the decision doesn't mean the policy will be upheld indefinitely - it could still ultimately be ruled unconstitutional - but it does underscore how San Francisco judges have been a persistent thorn in the administration's side when it comes to immigration policy, contributing to the White House's six percent win rate on legal challenges surrounding its policies.

Panic

At a time when appropriations authorized by Trump's national emergency declaration appear to be moving forward in spite of a flurry of legal challenges, one can't help but wonder if this marks a turning point in the administration's struggle to implement its immigration agenda, as the crisis at the border - which Democrats declared "fake" as recently as February - has now been widely acknowledged, as municipal officials from border cities like McAllen, Texas, which have strained under the influx of migrants requiring shelter, medical care and other services, have warned of a "system-wide collapse."


          The Legal Narrative Funnel That's Being Used To Extradite Assange      Comment   Translate Page      

Authored by Caitlin Johnstone via Medium.com,

Isn’t it interesting how an Ecuadorian “asylum conditions” technicality, a UK bail technicality, and a US whistleblowing technicality all just so happened to converge in a way that just so happens to look exactly the same as imprisoning a journalist for telling the truth?

Following the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, top UK officials all began simultaneously piping the following exact phrase into public consciousness: “No one is above the law.”

“This goes to show that in the United Kingdom, no one is above the law,” Prime Minister Theresa May told parliament after Assange’s arrest.

“Julian Assange is no hero and no one is above the law,” tweeted Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

“Nearly 7 years after entering the Ecuadorean Embassy, I can confirm Julian Assange is now in police custody and rightly facing justice in the UK. I would like to thank Ecuador for its cooperation and @metpoliceuk for its professionalism. No one is above the law,” tweeted Home Secretary Sajid Javid.

Over and over again that phrase showed up to be unquestioningly re-bleated by the human livestock known as the British press in all their reporting on the Assange case: No one is above the law. No one is above the law. No one is above the law. Something tells me they really want people to know that, with regard to Julian Assange, no one is above the law.

But what is “the law” in this particular case? What they are constantly referring to as “the law” with regard to Assange is in fact nothing more than a combination of ridiculous bureaucratic technicalities which can be (and have been) interpreted very differently, but are now instead being interpreted in a way which just so happens to lead to a truth-telling journalist being locked in a cage, awaiting extradition to the same government which tortured Chelsea Manning.

Now, the US is a Free Democracy™. When you are a Free Democracy™, you can’t just go around imprisoning journalists willy nilly simply for telling the truth about your government. That’s something other countries do, bad countries, the kind of country the US routinely invades in order to help spread Freedom and Democracy™. The US would never do that. But it would diddle a bunch of narratives in such a way that just so happens to achieve exactly the same result.

As we discussed yesterday, the Trump administration’s extradition request is accompanied by criminal charges which are based on the same information which the Obama administration declined to charge Assange for, a point which has been discussed in more detail in a new article by The Intercept’s Glenn Greenwald and Micah Lee. The Obama administration looked at the evidence and concluded that there was no way to charge Assange with anything without endangering press freedoms, then the Trump administration looked at literally the exact same evidence and said screw press freedoms, we’re going after him. They wanted to punish Assange and show the world what happens to a journalist who exposes US war crimes, so they changed the narrative to make it happen.

But they couldn’t extradite Assange from the UK if the British government didn’t legally have Assange in custody.

To get around this problem, the UK, which is functionally just a province within the US-centralized empire, used a bail technicality to justify his arrest. After the Swedish government decided to drop its sexual assault investigation without issuing any charges, Assange’s legal team attempted last year to get a British arrest warrant dropped for a bail violation which went into effect when the WikiLeaks founder took political asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy. The judge in that case, Emma Arbuthnot, just happens to be married to former Tory junior Defence Minister and government whip James Arbuthnot, who served as director of Security Intelligence Consultancy SC Strategy Ltd with a former head of MI6. Lady Arbuthnot denied Assange’s request with extreme vitriol, despite his argument that British law does have provisions which allow for the time he’d already served under functional house arrest to count toward far more time than would be served for violating bail. The British government kept police stationed outside the embassy at taxpayers’ expense with orders to arrest Assange on sight.

But they couldn’t arrest Assange as long as he had legal political asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy.

To get around that problem, Ecuador’s new president Lenin Moreno found himself being courted by the US government, meeting with Vice President Mike Pence and reportedly discussing Assange after US Democratic senators petitioned Pence to push for Moreno to revoke political asylum. The New York Times reported last year that in 2017 Paul Manafort met with Moreno and offered to broker a deal where Ecuador could receive debt relief aid in exchange for handing Assange over, and just last month Ecuador ended up receiving a 4.2 billion dollar loan from the Washington-based IMF. And then, lo and behold, we just so happen to see Ecuador justifying the revocation of political asylum under the absurd claim that Assange had violated conditions that were only recently invented, using narratives that were based on wild distortions and outright lies.

In this way a kind of narrative funnel was created, funneling Assange from the embassy to British police on the imaginary narrative that Assange had violated asylum conditions and that he needs to serve time for a bail violation, which in turn allows for Assange to be funneled from the UK into the US on the imaginary narrative that he broke some kind of law by trying to help Chelsea Manning cover her tracks and avoid detection, which is all made possible by the fact that the government of Australia (another province in the US-centralized empire) has refused to provide any protection for its citizen. And the end result just so happens to look the same as what you see when a journalist tries to expose malfeasance in an overtly totalitarian government.

This is called Nice Guy Fascism. With a little narrative manipulation you get to act just like a brutal totalitarian regime and then say it’s not because you’re a brutal totalitarian regime, it’s because you’re deeply deeply concerned about the adherence to a specific interpretation of the bureaucratic technicalities of bail protocol. No one is above the law. No one is above the law. No one is above the law.

They keep saying “No one is above the law,” but what they really mean is “No one is safe from the law.” Our rulers are using Assange to show that they can get anyone who tells the truth about them, even if there are laws and policies in place which ostensibly prohibit that.

Manipulators love the rule of law, because they are able to twist it toward their infernal ends. It’s always possible to squint at laws in such a way that it allows them to be interpreted to the benefit of the powerful, which is why lawyers are often horrible human beings. All the most horrific things that have been done throughout the history of civilization have been carried out not by criminals but by law-abiding citizens, because they were perfectly legal under the ruling governments of that time. Genocide, slavery, torture, the use of the atomic bomb: all perfectly legal and state-sanctioned in their time.

They want you looking at “the rule of law”. They want you fixated on it. But really “the rule of law” is nothing other than a series of mental narratives which are treated as reality by existing power structures. Assange is a prisoner by narrative, because he punched holes in the authorized narratives of the powerful. Whoever controls the narrative controls the world.

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          Democrats Warn Trump Administration On President’s Tax Returns      Comment   Translate Page      
House Democrats formally demanded Trump's tax returns earlier this month. He didn't meet their deadline.
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There are only four episodes left in season 44 of “SNL” — yes, the season really is winding down, if you can believe it. The most recent new episode, on April 6, led with a cold open sketch that saw former “SNL” regular Jason Sudeikis play Joe Biden, as he dealt with the flack he’s gotten for being too touchy-feely with women and attempted to take sensitivity training.

Alec Baldwin has popped up less often in season 44 than he did in the last two seasons, when he would appear as Donald Trump in the cold open most weeks. Though the frequency of his appearances has increased as we’ve gotten deeper into the season.

This week, on Saturday, April 13, there WILL be a new episode of “SNL.” This week’s episode will be hosted by Emma Stone with K-Pop group BTS as the musical guest. This will be Stone’s fourth time hosting “SNL.”

Also Read: 'SNL': Joe Biden Goes to Sensitivity Training to Try to Learn to Be Normal (Video)

Aside from that R Kelly cold open in the last episode, Season 44 has been just about as intensely political as the past few years, with the season opening in September with a cold open sketch that starred Matt Damon as Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh in a bit parodying his confirmation hearings.

Then, in December, Damon became one of the rare “SNL” hosts to appear in the cold open of an episode he was hosting, bringing back his Kavanaugh impression for an “It’s a Wonderful Life” parody in which Donald Trump learns how much better off everyone, including himself, would be had he never been elected president. Damon was accompanied by Miley Cyrus and Mark Ronson as the musical guests.

The season 44 premiere was eventful beyond just Damon’s appearance — musical guest Kanye West wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat on stage and giving a pro-Donald Trump speech that didn’t air. Cast member Pete Davidson addressed West’s pro-Trump speech during the “Weekend Update” portion of the Oct. 6 episode the following week.

Also Read: 'SNL': Robert De Niro and Alec Baldwin Return to Sum Up the Mueller Report (Video)

The political bent has, of course, continued throughout the season. Ahead of the midterm elections, we got a cold open sketch that parodied Fox News’ hysterical coverage of the immigrant caravan ahead of this week’s midterm elections. The sketch saw cast member Kate McKinnon playing “Ingraham Angle” host Laura Ingraham, with guest appearances by Kenan Thompson as right-wing former sheriff David Clarke and Cecily Strong popping up as “Judge” Jeanine Pirro. The three took turns spouting false narratives about the caravan and presenting videos of things like a mob of Black Friday shoppers and crabs scrambling around on a beach as being footage of the caravan.

We’ve been surprised to see Robert De Nero pop up fairly regularly as special counsel Robert Mueller — he showed up in two episodes late last season and has returned for several more episodes as Mueller in the past couple months, such as when he bid farewell to Kate McKinnon’s still tremendously impression Jeff Sessions impersonation after Sessions was fired as Attorney General.

Alec Baldwin’s most recent appearance, his fifth time this season portraying Donald Trump, came in a parody of Trump’s real-life press conference about his declaration of a national emergency to fund that border wall he’s always talking about.

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          Déclarations d’impôts de Trump: l’administration va s’efforcer de répondre dans les délais      Comment   Translate Page      

L'administration Trump va s'efforcer de répondre dans les délais imposés par les démocrates pour qu'elle produise les déclarations d'impôts de Donald Trump, a indiqué samedi le secrétaire américain au Trésor sans toutefois s'engager sur le fond en ...

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          Presidente de Cuba pide prepararse para "batalla económica" con Estados Unidos      Comment   Translate Page      
El presidente cubano, Miguel Díaz-Canel, acusó este sábado al gobierno de Donald Trump de llevar los lazos bilaterales a su peor nivel en décadas, mientras instó a fortalecer la defensa e impulsar la economía, que atraviesa una compleja situación. Díaz-Canel clausuró una reunión de cuatro días de la Asamblea Nacional, que se enfocó en analizar una economía deteriorada, según afirmó, por las "asfixiantes persecuciones financieras" de Washington, "que hacen particularmente difícil la importación de bienes y recursos de primera necesidad".
          Estados Unidos quiere el Banco Mundial apoye más a países pobres      Comment   Translate Page      
El Banco Mundial, gran fuente de préstamos para el desarrollo, necesita hacer muchas mejoras para cambiar su enfoque, de préstamos a economías de rápido crecimiento como China a mayor apoyo a los países más pobres del mundo, dijo el sábado el secretario del Tesoro Steven Mnuchin. El gobierno de Trump elogió el hecho de que la división de préstamos del banco al sector privado quería apuntalar el apoyo a países "afectados por vulnerabilidad, conflictos y violencia", dijo Mnuchin al final de las reuniones del banco y el Fondo Monetario Internacional en Washington.
          Cuban president calls for strengthened defenses, economy in response to Trump threats      Comment   Translate Page      
Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel accused the Trump administration on Saturday of dragging relations with the United States to their worst level in decades and called on Cubans to strengthen the Communist-run country's defenses and economy.

          Kim Jong Un está dispuesto a tener otra cumbre con Donald Trump si se cumplen ciertas condiciones      Comment   Translate Page      
El líder norcoreano Kim Jong Un está dispuesto a reunirse con el presidente Donald Trump por tercera vez, pero estableció el fin de año como fecha límite para que Washington plantee términos mutuamente aceptables para lograr un acuerdo y así salvar las negociaciones diplomáticas que conllevan mucho en juego, dijeron el sábado medios noticiosos del gobierno norcoreano.
          All the times President Trump praised WikiLeaks      Comment   Translate Page      

President Trump said this week he “knows nothing” about WikiLeaks. Here are just a few times he praised it during the 2016 campaign.

The post All the times President Trump praised WikiLeaks appeared first on WCBI TV | Your News Leader.


          Democrats set deadline for Trump to hand over tax returns       Comment   Translate Page      
The chairman of a powerful US House committee has given the Internal Revenue Service until April 23 to hand over documents on President Donald Trump's taxes.
          North Korean leader open to third Trump summit: KCNA      Comment   Translate Page      
Seoul - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is willing meet with US President Donald Trump a third time if Washington comes to the table with the "right attitude", state media reported Saturday.
          There’s A Financial War Coming, We’ve Fought It Twice Before And Won      Comment   Translate Page      
X22Report Published on Apr 12, 2019 Wells Fargo just reported the worst mortgage number since 2008, there mortgage origination business has been declining for many years. IMF chief says the debt level for many countries is way to high. Trump nominees deserve a fair hearing, but the [CB][DS][MSM] are against this. The independence of the […]
          Donald Trump campaign eyes chances to vie for states lost in 2016      Comment   Translate Page      

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump loves to recount how his 2016 campaign defied expectations to pierce the vaunted Democratic “blue wall.” For 2020, he’s looking to do one better.

As his re-election campaign kicks into high gear, it’s exploring opportunities to contest states he lost in 2016, aiming to keep divided Democrats on the defensive.

Trump on Monday visits one of those states, Minnesota, where he lost to Hillary Clinton by fewer than 45,000 votes in 2016. The campaign also is targeting New Mexico, Nevada, and New Hampshire, all states where Trump fell short by under 100,000 votes.

The tax day visit to Minnesota is meant to highlight the effect of Trump’s signature legislative accomplishment, the 2017 tax overhaul, in a historically Democratic-leaning state that appears to offering Republicans hope.

“We see trends in the state that we like,” said senior campaign adviser Bill Stepien. “We like what we see on the ground. We like the energy we’re seeing.”

In 1984, Minnesota was the only state carried by Democratic nominee Walter Mondale, a former Minnesota senator, against President Ronald Reagan. Over the past several presidential elections Minnesota has grown increasingly competitive, particularly as Trump’s rise coincided with a realignment of many white-working class voters to the GOP. And in an otherwise bleak 2018 for the GOP, Trump helped flip two congressional seats to Republicans.

With record fundraising for this stage in a presidential cycle, both the Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee are largely unrestrained financially, allowing them to make riskier investments in states won by Clinton. All the target states, except for Nevada, also have Senate races in 2020, a factor that the party believes will provide extra return.

Any early spending could pay dividends for the GOP in 2020, even if those efforts aren’t successful, forcing Democrats opponents to expend precious resources later in the campaign cycle to defend what should be safer Democratic states.

The Minnesota visit marks Trump’s third to the state since taking office. His first two were political trips to help put two Republican congressional candidates, Jim Hagedorn and Pete Stauber, over the top in 2018.

The focus on Minnesota and Trump’s other near-misses come as there is mounting concern within the Democratic Party that its heavily contested primary is providing Trump with an opportunity to reinforce his political position with little in the way of organized opposition.

“Trump and the RNC are hell-bent on expanding on the list of states Trump won in 2016 by targeting states like Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Mexico, and Nevada, and they’re counting on early money to build a formidable ground game to make it happen,” said a recent Democratic National Committee fundraising email.

Stephen Stepanek, chairman of the New Hampshire GOP, silenced the room at the party’s recent spring fundraiser, keynoted by the president’s daughter-in-law Lara Trump, when he said the Democrats have “out-organized us. Outraised us. And quite frankly, we have to do a better job.”

“We are in a war right now,” he said. Trump lost the state by fewer than 3,000 votes and the GOP recently placed five staffers in the state ahead of 2020.

To date, early Democratic investments have been focused on shoring up the “blue wall” of Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan. Until 2016, they had been solidly Democratic for two decades. All three states saw Democratic gains in 2018 that the party believes indicate they are ripe for returning to the fold in 2020.

The Trump campaign is also eyeing the fallout of a political scandal among Democratic leaders in Virginia to determine whether there’s an opening in the state. But it acknowledges that the heavy concentration of federal workers in the northern part of the state makes it a more challenging opportunity.

The Democratic super PAC Priorities USA has announced a $100 million campaign in Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Florida, all states that Trump carried. Its publicly announced “phase two” plans include a focus on Trump’s narrow-loss states of Nevada and New Hampshire.

Trump’s team still believes his likeliest path to the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency means re-running the 2016 map. But it is exploring other permutations.

“We’re casting a wide net and looking for opportunities to grow the map,” said Stepien.


          Trump cree que la tercera cumbre entre EEUU y Corea del Norte será "útil"      Comment   Translate Page      
MOSCÚ (Sputnik) — El presidente de Estados Unidos, Donald Trump, dijo que la tercera cumbre con el líder norcoreano, Kim Jong-un, sería "útil".
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An Epping high school principal has apologized for asking a student to cover up her Trump shirt.
          Yemeni bodegas boycott New York Post over attacks on Ilhan Omar      Comment   Translate Page      

Murdoch-owned paper published front page that Yemeni American Merchants Association says ‘provoked hatred’

A group of New York corner-store owners has announced a boycott on the sale of the New York Post, arguing that the Rupert Murdoch-owned newspaper’s attacks on the congresswoman Ilhan Omar are making Muslim Americans less safe.

On Thursday, the Post published a front page featuring an image of the World Trade Center towers in flames on 11 September 2001 and a quote suggesting that Omar, a Somali American congresswoman from Minnesota who wears a hijab, had minimized the seriousness of the terror attacks in a speech last month.

Related: Ilhan Omar defended by Democrats after Trump uses 9/11 video in attack

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If South Korea Wants a Cold War with Japan, Trump Won’t Stop It



shutterstock_1042795348This is a re-post of an essay I wrote a few weeks ago for the Lowy Institute. I am also happy to say that I was translated into Japanese, here.

So everyone knows that South Korea and Japan are having another spat – this time over compensation of Korean forced labor during the Imperial period. Korean courts have opened the door for lawsuits, while Japan continues to insist that all such claims were resolved at the time of normalization treaty. Korean officials I’ve talked with tell me that there is nothing the government can do. This is coming from the courts. I find that highly unlikely given the extreme presidentialization of the South Korean constitutional order and regular POTROK flouting of checks-and-balances.

But my concern here is that the  South Korean push on Japan on yet another issue will not lead to pushback. Trump doesn’t care about this stuff. He’s racist, dislikes allies, and gets most animated when telling them to pay more. SK conservatives, who have traditionally slowed the march to a precipice with Japan, are out of power. And Abe is burned out on this issue (‘Korea fatigue’).

So if the South Korean left genuinely wants a breach with Japan, and a slide into a cold war over Dokdo/Takeshima, Sea of Japan/East Sea, comfort women, labor reparations, and so on, then they’ll get it this time. This is very worrisome, but also a ‘useful’ social science natural experiment moment: we will learn just how far the South Korean left is willing to go on Japan, because the traditional brakes are not there this time.

The full essay follows the jump…

 

 

Relations between South Korea and Japan are spiraling downwardagain. This is a depressingly regular event. Every few years, these neighbors slide into a serious spat, driven usually by disputes over historical interpretation – the record of Japan’s colonialism in Korea from 1910 to 1945 – or territory – Dokdo to Korea, Takeshima to Japan, and the Liancourt Rocks to the rest of us. It often gets pretty nasty pretty fast, as this one is becoming too.

The commentary on this topic has been enormous (start here). Western analysts particularly tend to be flummoxed that South Korea exerts so much effort on this question, despite living flush against three dictatorships (North Korea, China, and Russia). Much international relations theory – balance of threat realism and democratic peace theory particularly – suggest that these two states should cooperate far more. But the South Koreans are simply not interested: anti-Japanism is a core nationalist narrative here. Japan has increasingly responded in kind.

There is no need to go over all these details again (my own thinking is here). This time the fight is over wartime compensation for Korean forced labor in wartime Japan (here is the movie version which pretty well captures the South Korean national attitude on this issue). The Korean side is now threatening to even expropriate Japanese corporate assets in South Korea to pay these claims.

The morality of this South Korean claim is arguable, but suffice to say that Japan will not accept these claims. It is threatening to respond, starting with tariffs on Korean products and restricting market access, and likely threatening to block any later South Korean accession to the CPTPP.

My concern here however is the lack of the usual brakes on these spirals, specifically the American administration and South Korean conservatives.

Trump Won’t Bother

 

The primary brake on these disputes has traditionally been the Americans. Indeed, the Americans have often been the informal umpire of this dispute, particularly for the South Korean side. South Koreans and Korean-Americans have made a concerted effort to ‘win’ American opinion to their cause on Japan by erecting comfort women statues in the United States, lobbying to change the name of the Sea of Japan to the East Sea in US textbooks and maps, and bringing the issue up directly in bilateral talks with the Americans. Many South Koreans over the years here have told me that the US should push Japan much harder on these questions.

The Japanese initially sought to ignore this, but the South Korean effort has been successful enough, that Japan now routinely protest these changes.

The American government’s position is officially neutrality, but increasingly that is difficult. The US has been forced to intervene repeatedly. President Barack Obama explicitly met with South Korean President Park Geun-Hye and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to bridge a split three years ago. US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi asked current South Korean President Moon Jae-In this year on his visit to Washington to avoid breach with Japan.

But with Donald Trump now in the presidency, it is unclear if he is willing to do the same. Trump is famously disdainful of US allies. His primary interest in Japan has been trade tariffs, car imports, and getting nominated for a Nobel Prize. His primary interest in South Korea has been demanding increased payment for US security guarantees. He has been burned in dealing Korea to date over the Northern nuclear program. Trump is also a racist. It is unlikely that he cares much if America’s Asian allies tear each other.

South Korea’s Conservatives are Out of Power

 

The other traditional constraint on deterioration is the presence of conservatives and national security hawks in South Korea’s government. The South Korean right has long shared a basic hawkish alignment preference for the US and Japan, in opposition to North Korea, the Soviet Union in the past, and China today.

In a curious reversal of traditional left-right political patterns, the South Korean right is the ‘internationalist’ bloc, while the South Korean left is the nationalist one. It is the South Korean left, for example, which has emphasized the common ‘Koreanness’ between North and South Korea and has sought various breakthroughs with Pyongyang over the decades. Conversely, it is the South Korean right which has emphasized an international ideological alignment of South Korea with other liberal, democratic and anti-communist states, most obviously the US and Japan.

It must also be said that many South Korean conservatives are descended from the founder fathers of South Korea, many of whom were collaborators with the Japanese empire. This remains a thorny issue of nationalist contention in South Korea.

Whatever the background issues, the point is that the South Korean right has often tried to maintain a basic working relationship with Japan and avoid an open breach over divisive, highly politicized historical issues. Former President Park, for example, sought to put to rest the comfort women dispute with a deal several years ago.

The South Korean left rejects this outreach and emphasizes, often with great militancy, Japan’s need to apologize continuously. The current leftist president has abandoned Park’s comfort women deal and has made no effort to head off the emerging legal battle of reparatory confiscations of Japanese corporate assets. The South Korean right has been left carping on the sidelines.

Thomas Friedman has long argued that US ties allow centrists in the Middle East to defeat their maximalists by insisting that Washington ties their hands. I believe the same is the case in South Korea and Japan. Maximalists on both sides – often NGOs and ‘citizens groups’ – would drive the relationship to the brink, but US pressure, often behind the scenes, acted as a critical brake. Centrist elites who lacked the courage to directly challenge maximalists could blame their restraint on the Americans.

This no longer operates and is particularly relevant for South Korea, as the forced labor compensation issue here is driving the current downswing. If this drive in South Korea picks up national momentum, the Moon government may not be able to stop it. Indeed, the Moon government may not want to, and Trump likely does not care enough to bother to intervene. We could be racing toward a real cliff here.

Japanese colleagues and friends have long asked me if the South Koreans actually want a breach, a genuinely competitive or cold war-like relationship with Japan. I have always thought that was not the case, and I still believe a majority of South Koreans want a better relationship – but they fear saying this publicly given intense nationalist emotions on this question. We may now found out just how far South Korea is willing to go. Its president is publicly aggressive on Japanese historical issues; a new historical issue – wartime labor – has just arisen and is sliding quickly into the standard nationalist framing of relations with Japan; the Japanese prime minister is a conservative exhausted with the Korea question; and the Trump administration is checked out on this issue. Yikes.


Robert E Kelly
Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science & Diplomacy
Pusan National University

@Robert_E_Kelly

 

 


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Guantanamo Bay, is dat nog open? Ja Trump heeft in 2018 bepaald dat de gevangenis voor onbepaalde tijd open blijft. Hub schreef het volgende artikel over Gitmo: Wie gaat dat betalen? Betaalt Hans dat uit zijn eigen zak? Of heeft de VVD zoveel geld over? Of wil Hans u en mij dat via belastingen laten […]
          The Bannon Link: Using Trump Playbook to Attack Pope Francis      Comment   Translate Page      

Yesterday, I wrote,

Benedict's poisonous letter; Cardinal Sarah's toxic bile: these are part and parcel of a bigger initiative, coordinated and heavily funded by right-wing Catholic money, especially in the U.S., to Trumpize the Catholic church. Bannon is at the very center of this.

I also featured a tweet by Richard Engel of NBC News announcing that NBC is going to do a report on Bannon tomorrow (Sunday, 14 April) with the following focus:

Steve Bannon is on a new crusade to reform the Vatican. Critics say he, and a movement, are using the same playbook that helped President Trump into the White House against @Pontifex.

Now today, the digital edition of The Guardian has been featuring all day long as its lead article a report by Mark Townsend with the title "Steve Bannon 'told Italy's populist leader: Pope Francis is the enemy.'" Townsend writes, 

Donald Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon advised Italy's interior minister Matteo Salvini to attack the pope over the issue of migration, according to sources close to the Italian far right. 
During a meeting in Washington in April 2016, Bannon – who would within a few months take up his role as head of Trump's presidential campaign – suggested the leader of Italy's anti-immigration League party should start openly targeting Pope Francis, who has made the plight of refugees a cornerstone of his papacy. 
"Bannon advised Salvini himself that the actual pope is a sort of enemy. He suggested for sure to attack, frontally," said a senior League insider with knowledge of the meeting in an interview with the website SourceMaterial.

 Townsend also notes, 

Bannon has steadily been building opposition to Francis through his Dignitatis Humanae Institute, based in a 13th-century mountaintop monastery not far from Rome. 
In January 2017, Bannon became a patron of the institute, whose honorary president is Cardinal Raymond Burke, an ultra-conservative who believes organised networks of homosexuals are spreading a "gay agenda" in the Vatican.

In a statement entitled "In the Dark Times," Josh Marshall wrote yesterday,

Over the last three weeks a series of events have taken place which may seem individual but need to be viewed in a joined context. Together they've put us in a much different, darker place as a country. 

Yes. And I want to propose that we would be short-sighted if we did not see that, at this same dark time in American political life, the circle around Ratzinger has gone on the attack in the Catholic church — as if emboldened by Trump's recent "victories" (notably, with the handling of the Mueller report) that are propelling the darkness in the U.S. now and emboldening Trump and his allies around the world.

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Marwan Bishara writes in Al Jazeera: Call him a crook, call him a warmonger, but who other than Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu could boast two successful summits with both US and Russian presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, all within two weeks of the Israeli elections? His immediate motives are clear, but there is […]
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Got it, dave. You believe disabled liberals are parasites, but disabled conservatives have paid their dues and deserve handouts. And you believe that Trump thinks the same way you do, and will harm 100 million Americans if he can. Do you oppose Medicaid, Social Security (disability) and Medicare, all they while having taken millions out of the system? Your savior is a small man but with a huge moral void, and ugliness inside and out. No true American could back him.
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tRump and his minions are flush with hatred and cruelty, as they strive to create their Caucasian, conservative, Christian homeland. America would be fortunate indeed if all tRump and his troops had was hate. But they have cruelty, ignorance, hubris, greed, envy, and a belief in their divine right, in addition to their hatred of any and all different from them.
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No, mango is a good guy and paid his dues. You can tell leeches such as yourself who have taken money as grants and then expect us to pay more. Mango is not pushing for taxes and wealth destruction as you and Bill do. I wish him the best and am sorry if I put him out. Not so for bill.
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david, It was Mango who claimed to be disabled, not Bill Bear. Will you now berate Mango for sucking at the teat of the taxpayers? And didn't you once claim to have made a fortune treating Medicare and Medicaid patients?
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Bernie Sanders? He is a legend, rightfully famous for doing the one thing that President Trump could never do… Thus proving that it's impossible (even for a Socialist) to beat a rigged game, or a rigged election.
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In other words, they think they have a right to it without having to have any justification (beyond witch hunt). Via Fox News: House Democrats on Saturday increased their demands for the IRS to give them access to President Trump’s tax returns — foreshadowing a lengthy legal battle in the courts House Ways and Means […]
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And is getting slammed by bother sides. Via Daily Caller: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi went after President Donald Trump Saturday morning for his Twitter response to Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar’s 9/11 remarks but did not mention Omar or her comments specifically. “The memory of 9/11 is sacred ground, and any discussion of it must […]
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Relevant part at 1:56 This is brain on TDS. We already know, Robert. Your problem is you don’t want to accept it. Via Fox News: Robert De Niro isn’t letting up on his crusade against President Trump. The Hollywood staple revealed that he basks in the opportunity to portray Special Counsel Robert Mueller on “Saturday […]
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She was cool with then until he ran for president. So petty. Via Daily Wire: Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour publicly declared the magazine will only profile women who conform with their social agenda, dismissing the idea that Melania Trump will ever be featured on the cover. Speaking with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour this week, Wintour commented […]
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But him quoting her is mean. Via Daily Wire: President Donald Trump ripped Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) in a brutal video clip he posted to Twitter concerning the Democrat’s widely-ridiculed comments downplaying the 9/11 terror attacks that killed thousands of Americans. The video begins with a clip of Rep. Omar referring to the 9/11 atrocity […]
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She and Omar are out of their minds. Via Daily Wire: Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) rushed to the defense on Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) on Friday, suggesting that President Donald Trump calling out Omar represented “dangerous incitement.” “Members of Congress have a duty to respond to the President’s explicit attack today.@IlhanMN’s life is in […]
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          Now Outraged, Trump Boasted On 9/11 That His Building Was Tallest After Attack      Comment   Translate Page      
Trump is expressing outrage now about 9/11 through a controversial attempt to use the tragedy to slam Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), but his grief wasn't quite so obvious right after the terrorist attacks. At the time, Trump gloated that his building at 40 Wall St. had become the tallest in New York City with the collapse of the World Trade Center towers. Not only was the statement appallingly insensitive, but it was also a lie, former Democratic political strategist and CNN political contributor Paul Begala told Chris Cuomo on Friday. "This guy has no moral standing ever to try to use our greatest day of national pain for his political gain," Begala said. He was responding to a video Trump posted Friday on Twitter that juxtaposed comments by Omar, a Muslim, with footage of the 9/11 attacks. Trump tweeted: "WE WILL NEVER FORGET!"
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U.S. congressional Democrats on Saturday headed for a showdown with the Internal Revenue Service over President Donald Trump's tax returns, setting a new hard deadline of April 23 for the federal tax agency to hand the documents over to lawmakers.

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The US president retweeted a video by Ilhan Omar which was edited to suggest she was dismissive of the World Trade Centre terror attacks.
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US president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have held two summits.
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The proposals are apparently aimed at punishing his opponents for inaction on border security.
          Trump till attack mot muslimsk Demokrat      Comment   Translate Page      
Tolkar kongressledamots uttalande som ett förringande av terrorattackerna 2001.
          Democratic 2020 Hopefuls Condemn Trump’s Ilhan Omar Tweet—Pelosi, Not So Much      Comment   Translate Page      
Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and more pointed out the “racism and hate” of Trump using 9/11 imagery to condemn Rep. Ilhan Omar.
          New Hampshire School Forces Teen to Remove Trump Hat, Hide T-Shirt on 'Patriotic Day'      Comment   Translate Page      
A New Hampshire teen was forced to remove her Trump campaign hat and hide the Trump T-shirt she wore to the school's "America Pride Day."
          Pinkerton: Making American Healthcare Great Again, Part Two      Comment   Translate Page      
If the healthcare issue is due for a revival, as President Donald Trump is indicating, then it’s worth recalling, and seeking to learn from, some of the pitfalls that befell the big and ambitious healthcare plan of his predecessor, Barack Obama.
          Booker: Trump's Sanctuary City Proposal 'Reflects This Contorted View' He 'Has About Humanity'      Comment   Translate Page      
During an interview aired on Saturday's broadcast of MSNBC's "AM Joy," 2020 presidential candidate Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) reacted to President Trump suggesting releasing migrants into sanctuary cities by saying the proposal "reflects this contorted view that Donald Trump has about humanity," that "people seeking a better life coming to this country are somehow going to be a punishment" to sanctuary cities.
          Chicago Mayor-Elect Lori Lightfoot Says She Will Welcome Shipments of Illegals      Comment   Translate Page      
Chicago's mayor-elect says that she would welcome shipments of illegals if the Trump administration were to send them to the Windy City.
          Brooks: Trump's Sanctuary City Proposal 'Treating It All as a Twitter Game'      Comment   Translate Page      
On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks reacted to President Trump suggesting releasing migrants into sanctuary cities by stating Trump is “treating it all as a Twitter game to make his base feel good about themselves.” Brooks said, “Well, he’s
          Perez: Trump's Attempting to 'Distract' From Other Issues by Going After Omar      Comment   Translate Page      
On Friday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Cuomo Primetime,” DNC Chair Tom Perez reacted to President Trump’s tweeted video about Representative Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN) comments about September 11th by stating Trump wishes to “distract people” and “talk about one or two members
          Donny Deutsch: Trump Has All the 'Traits of a Sociopath' -- Behavior of an 'Autocratic Despot'      Comment   Translate Page      
Friday on MSNBC’s “Deadline,” commentator Donny Deutsch criticized President Donald Trump by reading the traits of a sociopath. Deutch said, “I said to myself today, how could anybody, how could a president behave this way when we’re talking about children…
          THEY'LL BE NEEDED TO BUILD THE WALLS AROUND THE CITIES:      Comment   Translate Page      
Trump Contradicts White House Over Sending Migrants to Sanctuary Cities (Davis Richardson, 04/12/19, NY Observer)

"Due to the fact that Democrats are unwilling to change our very dangerous immigration laws, we are indeed, as reported, giving strong considerations to placing Illegal Immigrants in Sanctuary Cities," tweeted the president on Friday. 

No one has ever accused him of having a functioning brain cell, but it's cute how he thinks people who brave the gangs of the four Mexicos won't cross from VT to NH.

          THE REVEALING THING IS HE THINKS IT A THREAT:      Comment   Translate Page      
U.S. mayors decry Trump sanctuary city threat, 'prepared to welcome' migrants (Reuters, 4/12/19) 

Democratic U.S. mayors said on Friday their cities would welcome illegal immigrants, dismissing President Donald Trump's threats to transport people detained at the border to "sanctuary cities" as illustrating the White House's callous approach to the issue.

          ALL'S FAIR IN PURSUIT OF RACIAL HYGIENE:      Comment   Translate Page      
Trump told CBP head he'd pardon him if he were sent to jail for violating immigration law (Jake Tapper,  April 12, 2019, CNN)

President Donald Trump told Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan he would grant McAleenan a pardon if he were sent to jail for having border agents block asylum seekers from entering the US in defiance of US law, senior administration officials tell CNN.

          Comments by Dancewater      Comment   Translate Page      
From Rep. Meadows email: "As many of you know, several of my colleagues and I have been deeply involved in making sure we get to the bottom of how exactly the Mueller probe started. Americans deserve to know the truth. Remember: the Russian dossier was fake, the FISA system was rampantly abused, the ‘intelligence’ used by the Department of Justice and FBI was biased and inaccurate, and DOJ and FBI executives used leaks and the media to peddle the collusion conspiracy theory all along."

And it is going to be pursued and pursued and pursued during the 2019 - 2020 election cycle by the Republicans. Our never ending election cycle......

As David Swanson said, the Democrats picked the one candidate that could lose to Trump and then picked the one issue that would blow up on them in the next election. And the Obama administration DOJ, FBI and CIA have a lot to answer for, not to mention the DNC and Clinton campaign. Probably charges are going to come their way. Maybe Clapper will finally go to jail. He belongs there for lying under oath to Congress many years ago, but Obama DOJ did nothing about that.

And of course, our corporate media will pay no price at all for all this bullshit. Maddow alone has made millions peddling this garbage.

And meanwhile, a real journalist, Assange, is in prison for publishing the truth. And Manning is in prison again for leaking the truth. They should be celebrated heroes not in prison. They should be the ones on our TVs. But that would be like hoping the Democratic party members would actually read the leaked DNC and Podesta emails. Just not going to happen - I guess because the American people would rather stay stupid and not think at all.

          Οι Δημοκρατικοί "ψάχνουν" τις φορολογικές δηλώσεις του Donald Trump - [New-economy.gr]      Comment   Translate Page      
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Οι φορολογικές δηλώσεις του Donald Trump πρέπει να παραδοθούν στην Επιτροπή των Δημοκρατικών έως τις 23 Απριλίου, δήλωσε ο πρόεδρος της επιτροπής σήμερα. Οι Δημοκρατικοί έθεσαν αρχικά την προθεσμία στις 10 Απριλίου για τις φορολογικές δηλώσεις του Αμερικανού προέδρου, αλλά αυτή την εβδομάδα ο...


          Never Trump Republican frets that Bernie Sanders will win Democratic nomination      Comment   Translate Page      
Never Trump Republican frets that Bernie Sanders will win Democratic nomination
           Ông Kim Jong Un ra thời hạn cho Mỹ       Comment   Translate Page      
Ông Kim cho rằng Mỹ cần phải thay đổi lập trường trong quan hệ với Triều Tiên và đưa ra thời hạn cho Washington. Nhà lãnh đạo Triều Tiên Kim Jong Un tuyên bố sự sụp đổ trong các cuộc đàm phán với Mỹ đã tăng nguy cơ quay lại những căng thẳng trước kia nhưng ông chỉ quan tâm tới việc gặp lại Tổng thống Donald Trump nếu Washington có thái độ đúng đắn.Hãng thông tấn trung ương Triều Tiên (KCNA) ngày 13/4 dẫn lời ông Kim cho biết ông "sẽ đợi tới cuối năm nay" để Mỹ đưa ra quyết định.Nhà lãnh đạo Triều Tiên Kim Jong Un. (Ảnh: KCNA)"Mỹ cần phải ngừng kiểu toan tính hiện tại...
          'México hace el trabajo sucio de Estados Unidos' con los inmigrantes centroamericanos - Telemundo      Comment   Translate Page      
  1. 'México hace el trabajo sucio de Estados Unidos' con los inmigrantes centroamericanos  Telemundo
  2. México da garantías a los empresarios de EE UU para invertir y cooperar en migración  EL PAIS
  3. AMLO: No quiero engancharme en ningún debate con Trump  Mundo Hispánico
  4. Suspenden orden que impedía a Trump enviar migrantes a México  Periódico Excélsior
  5. AMLO, agradecido con Trump por su apertura y respeto  Milenio
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          "Despreciable y patético": líderes de California critican el intento de represalia de Trump a 'ciudades santuario' - Univision      Comment   Translate Page      
  1. "Despreciable y patético": líderes de California critican el intento de represalia de Trump a 'ciudades santuario'  Univision
  2. Donald Trump mostró lo bajo que caería en inmigración  CNN
  3. Trump planteó enviar inmigrantes ilegales a ciudades santuario, según medios  El Nuevo Herald
  4. Trump insiste en que se plantea “seriamente” soltar a indocumentados en ciudades santuario para vengarse de los demócratas  Telemundo
  5. Trump discutió plan para liberar a inmigrantes en ciudades santuario de demócratas  Mundo Hispánico
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          Trump Whines that Congress Has NO RIGHT to See Mueller Report that He Said Exonerates Him      Comment   Translate Page      
The smouldering fear that Donald Trump has been emanting for the past several months is escalating to a five-alarm fire. He is becoming ever more frantic about the legal jeopardy he faces if the report by special counsel Robert Mueller actually sees the light of day. Consequently, he is lashing out with renewed ferocity at […]
          Trump 'strongly looking' at releasing migrants in Dem cities      Comment   Translate Page      
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he is strongly considering releasing "Illegal Immigrants" into Democratic strongholds to pu...
          Trump wants to keep NKorea sanctions, won't rule out summit      Comment   Translate Page      
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says the U.S. wants to keep economic sanctions in place to pressure North Korea to give up nuclear weapons, b...
          Bipartisan Disapproval Over Trump Administration's Housing Program Cuts      Comment   Translate Page      
Lawmakers told Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson Wednesday that there's little chance Congress will accept the Trump administration's plan to make deep cuts in housing and development programs. The president's 2020 budget calls for eliminating the Community Development Block Grant program, the public housing capital fund and the HOME grant program for more affordable housing, for a one-year savings of more than $7 billion. But these programs are popular among lawmakers, especially local officials who say they desperately need money to help their low-income communities. House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita Lowey of New York noted that the administration's new housing budget echoed last year's proposal, which was rejected by Congress on a bipartisan basis. "This year, your proposal contains even deeper cuts and would greatly reduce public housing and end most community development block grants. It would lead to more people struggling to find affordable housing
          More Than 750,000 Could Lose Food Stamps Under Trump Administration Proposal      Comment   Translate Page      
Three-quarters of a million people would likely lose their food stamps later this year under a new proposal by the Trump administration. The goal is to encourage able-bodied adults to go to work and get off government aid. But opponents predict people would go hungry instead, if the rule goes into effect. A public comment period, which ends Tuesday, has so far drawn more than 28,000 comments overwhelmingly against the proposed rule. Those affected by the proposed changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits are known as able-bodied adults without dependents, or ABAWDs. There were close to 4 million adults in this category receiving food stamps in 2016. About three-quarters of them did not work, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says the administration thinks these people should be able to get jobs, especially now that the nation's unemployment rate is the lowest it has been in years. "We believe the purpose of our
          Ännu mer "nytt på annat håll"      Comment   Translate Page      
Blås en varningssignal!
En ny artikel på Global politics är översatt av mig. Ett gäng gamla underrättelsefigurer i USA skriver till president Trump och klagar över handläggningen av Venezuela. Trump lär inte lyssna. Jag såg någonstans en kommentar som antog att USA vill erövra Venezuelas olja för att ha tillgång till den ifall krig utbryter med Iran och tankertrafiken genom Hormuzsundet avbryts. Vet inte om det resonemanget håller.


          Trump Dikecam Soal Komentarnya terhadap Ilhan Omar      Comment   Translate Page      
REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Presiden Amerika Serikat, Donald Trump, dikecam oleh anggota Demokrat di Senat karena pernyataannya mengenai Muslimah anggota Kongres dari Partai Demokrat Ilhan Omar.Bernie Sanders dan Elizabeth Warren,...
          Cuban president calls for strengthened defences, economy in response to Trump threats      Comment   Translate Page      
Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel accused the Trump administration on Saturday of dragging relations with the United States to their worst level in decades and called on Cubans to strengthen the Communist-run country's defences and economy.

          Colombia rechaza declaraciones de Trump sobre aumento de narcotráfico      Comment   Translate Page      

La Prensa

Tegucigalpa, HondurasColombia rechazó este jueves las declaraciones del presidente Donald Trump, según las cuales el país envía "personas peligrosas" a Estados Unidos y el narcotráfico "ha aumentado un 50%" desde que el presidente Iván Duque llegó al poder en agosto.

"Las declaraciones del presidente Trump no ayudan para nada, hacen daño, afectan la sensibilidad de los colombianos y son innecesarias", dijo el canciller, Carlos Holmes Trujillo, a W Radio.

El ministro destacó la "responsabilidad compartida" en la lucha contra el tráfico de drogas, ya que Colombia se mantiene como el principal productor mundial de cocaína y Estados Unidos sigue siendo el mayor consumidor.

"El problema del consumo en los Estados Unidos es muy grave.

El crecimiento del consumo de distintas sustancias es francamente preocupante no solamente para los Estados Unidos sino para el mundo entero", agregó.

Desde que asumió el cargo en enero de 2017, Trump ha criticado con severidad el alza récord de narcocultivos en Colombia, que según la ONU alcanzaron las 171.

000 hectáreas sembradas en 2017.

El miércoles volvió a la carga, en un evento en Texas con partidarios del gobierno.

El mandatario señaló que desde que Duque asumió, "el negocio de las drogas ha aumentado 50%", sin dar detalles.

Además indicó que Colombia y algunas naciones centroamericanas envían "personas peligrosas" a su país "porque piensan que la gente de Estados Unidos es estúpida y los recibe".

Esta fue la segunda vez que Trump increpa a Duque en menos de 15 días, a pesar de que históricamente Colombia ha sido un estrecho aliado de su país en la región.


          U.S. House panel chairman gives IRS April 23 deadline on Trump taxes      Comment   Translate Page      
U.S. congressional Democrats on Saturday headed for a showdown with the Internal Revenue Service over President Donald Trump's tax returns, setting a new hard deadline of April 23 for the federal tax agency to hand the documents over to lawmakers.

          Migrantes de caravana viajarán en 45 buses desde Tapachula a Ciudad de México      Comment   Translate Page      

La Prensa

México.

La caravana migrante que llegó el viernes a México, saldrá en la madrugada del domingo desde Tapachula, Chiapas, hacia la Ciudad de México.

Al llegar a la capital mexicana, el grupo de migrantes (en su mayoría integrado por hondureños) solicitarán salvoconductos para poder transitar libremente por territorio azteca y así llegar, sin ningún impedimento, hasta la frontera con Estados Unidos.

Lea: Dos de los 4 hondureños heridos en un ataque en Guatemala están gravesSegún informó el diario El Heraldo de México, unos 2,300 migrantes viajarán en 45 buses que saldrán desde el municipio fronterizo de Huixtla.

Esta nueva caravana, la tercera que sale de Honduras y que según cifras no oficiales está conformada por al menos 2,000 personas, inició su recorrido el pasado miércoles, de la ciudad de San Pedro Sula, y su paso se le han unido salvadoreños y guatemaltecos.

Al grupo de migrantes que llegó a México se unirán otro gran número de cubanos que se encuentran varados en Tapachula.

Los éxodos masivos de migrantes hondureños, a los que se han unido guatemaltecos y salvadoreños, han provocado el malestar de Estados Unidos.

El presidente Donald Trump inició un proceso para retirar la ayuda financiera a Guatemala, Honduras y El Salvador por no evitar la salida de caravanas.


          Tesoro de EEUU intentará responder a tiempo sobre declaración fiscal de Trump      Comment   Translate Page      

La Prensa

Washington, Estados UnidosEl secretario del Tesoro, Steven Mnuchin, dijo este sábado que el organismo va intentar responder en el plazo estipulado a la demanda hecha por los legisladores demócratas de que se publique la declaración fiscal del presidente estadounidense, Donald Trump.

"Estoy seguro de que vamos a responder en ese plazo", declaró Mnuchin, precisando que no "podía comprometerse" sobre la capacidad de concluir el examen legal antes del 23 de abril.

Los demócratas, que lograron en las elecciones del año pasado un mayoría en la Cámara de Representantes, pidieron al servicio de impuestos que les transmita las seis últimas declaraciones de impuestos del presidente estadounidense antes del 10 de abril.

El pasado miércoles cuando se cumplió la fecha límite, el Tesoro dijo no estar en medida de responder a tiempo a la petición, que calificó como muy compleja.

Mnuchin dijo que hay personas trabajando "de forma diligente" en este tema, después de que este sábado Richard Neal, el presidente de la comisión parlamentaria que supervisa las cuestiones fiscales, lanzó una advertencia a los servicios fiscales estadounidenses.

Neal advirtió que si los datos no son entregados para las 17H00 locales (21H00 GMT) del 23 de abril, interpretará esto como una negativa.

Trump afirma que no puede publicar su declaración fiscal porque éstas están bajo una auditoria, pero el servicio de impuestos indicó que no tiene problemas con su difusión.


          Mike Pompeo visitará Cúcuta para palpar la crisis de Venezuela      Comment   Translate Page      

La Prensa

Bogotá.

El secretario de Estado de Estados Unidos, Mike Pompeo, hará este domingo una breve visita a Cúcuta, en la frontera con Venezuela, para ver "in situ" y en compañía del presidente colombiano, Iván Duque, la situación de miles de personas que huyen de la crisis en el país petrolero.

En Cúcuta, capital del departamento de Norte de Santander, donde será recibido por Duque, Pompeo visitará un albergue que acoge a inmigrantes venezolanos, recorrerá el puente internacional Simón Bolívar y visitará las bodegas que almacenan ayuda humanitaria para Venezuela en el lado colombiano del puente de Tienditas.

Lea: Ejército de EEUU, listo para actuar en VenezuelaEn Tienditas, puente que conecta al área metropolitana de Cúcuta con la localidad venezolana de Ureña, en el estado Táchira, Pompeo tendrá una reunión con Duque y posteriormente darán una declaración a la prensa.

Pompeo llegará a Cúcuta procedente de Perú como parte de una gira regional enfocada en la crisis venezolana que comenzó en Chile y le llevó luego a Paraguay.

Esta es la segunda visita que el secretario de Estado hace este año a Colombia tras la efectuada el pasado 2 de enero a Cartagena de Indias donde también se reunió con Duque.

Lea también: Maduro anuncia acuerdo con Cruz Roja para envío de ayuda humanitaria a VenezuelaEn esa cita renovaron su compromiso con la lucha contra el narcotráfico y con la restauración de la democracia venezolana, los dos temas que dominan la agenda bilateral.

Sin embargo, la relación entre los dos países ha sido sacudida en las últimas semanas por comentarios críticos a Duque de parte del presidente de Estados Unidos, Donald Trump, por la supuesta falta de resultados en la lucha contra las drogas.

El pasado 29 de marzo Trump acusó a Duque de no hacer "nada" para impedir que las drogas sigan llegando a EE.

UU.

, y el pasado miércoles afirmó que "desafortunadamente, el negocio del narcotráfico ha crecido un 50 % desde que está ahí (en el cargo)" el presidente colombiano.

Pero más allá de esas apreciaciones, respondidas por Duque en tono diplomático, la visita del secretario de Estado a Cúcuta será una oportunidad para reiterar la alianza de los dos países en su objetivo común de lograr un cambio de régimen y la "restauración de la democracia" en Venezuela.

Esa postura ya la manifestó Pompeo en Santiago, donde ayer felicitó al presidente de Chile, Sebastián Piñera, por su empeño en "aislar" al régimen de Maduro.

Piñera es uno de los aliados de Duque en su campaña regional para liberar a Venezuela del gobierno de Maduro, al que llama abiertamente "dictadura", y lo acompañó el pasado 23 de febrero en el frustrado intento de ingresar desde Cúcuta ayuda humanitaria para Venezuela.

Esa iniciativa estuvo encabezada por el presidente del Parlamento, Juan Guaidó, reconocido por más de medio centenar de países como gobernante "interino" de Venezuela, y acabó en violencia ante el bloqueo del puente de Tienditas por parte de la Guardia Nacional Bolivariana (GNB) para impedir el paso de la caravana humanitaria.


          "A direct attack on the right of a journalist to assist a whistle-blower": Assange's Australian lawyer      Comment   Translate Page      
Julian Assange has once again sparked a furious international debate about whether he is a journalist, and whether the Trump Administration's attempt to extradite him to the US amounts to a threat to investigative journalism everywhere.
          Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf On Trump And 'Sanctuary Cities'      Comment   Translate Page      
President Trump said he is considering sending detained immigrants in the country illegally to "sanctuary cities." Scott Simon gets reaction from Mayor Libby Schaaf of Oakland, a "sanctuary city."
          Army Reservist On Transgender Military Ban      Comment   Translate Page      
NPR's Scott Simon talks to Elliot Sommer, a graduate student in the Army Reserves, about the Trump administration's policy barring transgender personnel from serving in the military.
          Pence habló sobre la crisis en la frontera y reiteró que no recurrirán a medias extremas      Comment   Translate Page      
Donald Trump le habría garantizado un indulto presidencial a Kevin McAleenan, excomisionado de la Patrulla Fronteriza y actual secretario encargado de Seguridad Nacional, en caso de que fuera arrestado por bloquear la entrada de inmigrantes, según fuentes de CNN. Por su parte, el vicepresidente Mike Pence se pronunció sobre la crisis en la frontera y
          Democraten stellen nieuw ultimatum voor publicatie belastingaangifte Trump      Comment   Translate Page      
De Democraten hebben 23 april als nieuw ultimatum geformuleerd tegen wanneer de belastingaangifte van president Donald Trump openbaar moet worden gemaakt.
          Democrats defend Omar after Trump retweets video using 9/11 images against her      Comment   Translate Page      
Top Democrats on Saturday rush to defend Rep. Ilhan Omar after President Donald Trump retweeted video that was edited to suggest she was being dismissive of the significance of the worst terrorist assault on U.S. soil.

          Lawmaker demands IRS hand over Trump tax returns by April 23      Comment   Translate Page      
Democratic chairman of House Ways and Means Committee says law unambiguously requires handover of returns after administration missed April 10 deadline.

          Re: Public Opinion About Assange      Comment   Translate Page      

Americans are garbage people. Who cares what they think. Americans are ruled by Wall Street! Hopefully, if there is a God, He realizes his mistake and cleans it all up; because it makes him look Bad. And, Trump is a prime example of that Garbage; because HE "colluded" ( the idiots actually have collusion here) with Julian ( using his site) and disseminated treasonous facts in his presidential campaign. Only a total idiot could do that and then condemn his source! Trump supported Julian when it was Good for Trump. So .. Like I said, Americans are Garbage.


          ‘I know nothing’: Trump changes tune on WikiLeaks      Comment   Translate Page      
By Jonathan Lemire and Eric Tucker Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a far cry from “I love WikiLeaks!” President Donald Trump declared that “I know nothing about WikiLeaks” after its disheveled founder Julian Assange was hauled out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London to face charges, a stark contrast to how candidate Trump […]
          Judíos instan a Trump a impedir anexión de Cisjordania por Israel      Comment   Translate Page      
El presidente de EE.UU., Donald Trump, en la Casa Blanca, 12 de abril de 2019. (Foto: AFP) Los principales grupos judíos instan al...
          Trump asegura que la siguiente cumbre con Kim Jong-un "será buena"      Comment   Translate Page      
Kim Jong-un y Donald Trump durante su encuentro en Hanói, Vietnam, el 28 de febrero de 2019. Leah Millis / Reuters El presidente...
          Kim Jong Un für dritten Gipfel mit Trump offen      Comment   Translate Page      
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          Democrats defend Rep. Ilhan Omar after Trump retweets 9/11 video against her      Comment   Translate Page      

Top Democrats on Saturday rushed to defend Rep. Ilhan Omar after President Trump retweeted video that was edited to suggest she was being dismissive of the significance of the worst terrorist assault on U.S. soil.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi scolded Trump for using the "painful images of 9/11 for...


          House Fin Democrats Target Trump Agenda      Comment   Translate Page      
The article is here. 



           Comment on A Humanitarian Wall by Curiouser and curiouser       Comment   Translate Page      
"Trump: I’m the one running Homeland Security" https://nypost.com/2019/04/10/donald-trump-im-the-one-running-homeland-security/ "Trump offered to pardon Homeland Security head if law broken while closing border" https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/04/12/president-trump-offered-pardon-homeland-security-secretary-close-border/3450995002/ "DHS denies Trump urged 'anything illegal'" https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/latest-pelosi-plan-immigrants-disrespectful-62358768 "President Trump said on Friday that his administration was “strongly” considering releasing migrants detained at the border into mostly Democratic “sanctuary cities,” suggesting that the idea should make liberals “very happy” because of their immigration policies." https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/12/us/politics/trump-sanctuary-cities.html "The Trump Administration’s Proposed Sanctuary City Policy Was Too Vengeful for ICE." https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/a27126344/trump-administration-immigrants-sanctuary-cities-ice/
           Comment on The Greater Swamp Toady by Jawohl       Comment   Translate Page      
William Barr Obliterated the DOJ’s Standard for Defending Laws Because Donald Trump Asked https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/04/william-barr-aca-lawsuit-donald-trump-doj.html
          Trump mantiene que su relación con Kim Jong Un sigue siendo "muy buena" y sigue abierto a una tercera cumbre      Comment   Translate Page      
El presidente de Estados Unidos, Donald Trump, ha manifestado este sábado que su relación con el líder norcoreano, Kim Jong Un, sigue siendo "muy buena" y sigue abierto a una tercera cumbre a pesar del fracaso de la mantenida en febrero en Hanói (Vietnam) por desavenencias sobre la desmantelación del programa nuclear norcoreano.
          Illinois is REMOVING TRUMP from the Ballot in 2020, Other States to Follow       Comment   Translate Page      



Story thanks to Trump is Right.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 14th, 2019.]
          Coverage Of Federally Recommended Preventive Services: Considerations For Eliminating HIV Transmission By 2030 - Health Affairs      Comment   Translate Page      
Coverage Of Federally Recommended Preventive Services: Considerations For Eliminating HIV Transmission By 2030  Health Affairs

On February 5, the Department of Health and Human Services announced the Trump administration's plan, “Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America,” to ...


          Trump says he's planning to release migrants to “sanctuary cities”      Comment   Translate Page      
President Trump said he is planning to release undocumented immigrants in custody to so-called "sanctuary cities." He said his administration is strongly considering the move. Steve Dorsey reports.

          Pelosi says Trump is using 9/11 images for "political attack"      Comment   Translate Page      
"The memory of 9/11 is sacred ground, and any discussion of it must be done with reverence," she said

          López Obrador agradece apertura de Trump para tratar T-MEC, migración y seguridad      Comment   Translate Page      

El gobierno de los Estados Unidos ha estado abierto a negociaciones comerciales, de migración y seguridad con el gobierno mexicano, aseguró el presidente Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Al clausurar el encuentro entre dirigentes de cámaras de comercio de Estados Unidos y México, el presidente se comprometió también a respetar el nuevo acuerdo comercial para América del Norte y honrar

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          [YouTube / USA / 9-11 / Flying while muslim: Followers of the fake god and false prophet expressed their muslimness by doing something - thereby triggering years of SCAIRmongering about 'islamophobia' and muslim victimness] Trump Tweet on Omar @ USA Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist group CAIR WE WILL NEVER FORGET 911 (u2bheavenbound)      Comment   Translate Page      
# u2bheavenbound



          Environmentalists’ “Bomb Train” Concerns Are Overblown      Comment   Translate Page      
This week president Donald Trump signed two executive orders aimed at speeding up the development and functionality of oil and gas projects in the United States. The orders will ease the process of building new oil and gas pipelines and put up extra hurdles for state agencies that want to intervene, a move immediately decried by many state officials and environmentalists. The executive orders are intended to curtail officials’ power to limit the oil and gas sector at the state level by changing federal agencies’ issued instructions,…
          Mueller probe has transformed, not ended, Trump author says      Comment   Translate Page      

Soon we’ll see the Mueller Report, and “Real Time With Bill Maher” provided quite a preview Friday.

It’s inaccurate to say special counsel Robert Mueller punted in his investigation, said author Seth Abramson (“Proof of Collusion: How Trump Betrayed America”).

Mueller knew he couldn’t indict President...


          Marquette Law poll finds partisan divide in support for Mueller report, Sanders leading presidential race      Comment   Translate Page      

Marquette Law School’s most recent poll surveyed Wisconsin voters on a variety of issues — from voters’ views of Trump after the release of Robert ...

The post Marquette Law poll finds partisan divide in support for Mueller report, Sanders leading presidential race appeared first on The Badger Herald.


          Grab the Popcorn: US Gov’t Committee Gives Trump Until April 23 to Release Taxes      Comment   Translate Page      
After breaking an initial deadline, US President Donald Trump now has until April 23 to hand over six years of his taxes to a government panel.
          Trump Talks About N Korean Sanctions, Nukes Being Removed      Comment   Translate Page      
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - US President Donald Trump said on Saturday that the third summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un would be a good idea.
          Trump says 'strongly looking at' plan to send immigrants to sanctuary cities      Comment   Translate Page      

Trump says 'strongly looking at' plan to send immigrants to sanctuary citiesPresident Trump on Friday confirmed his administration was "giving strong consideration" to placing migrants into so-called sanctuary cities.



          Quiere Trump invertir en Tren Maya.-AMLO      Comment   Translate Page      
AMLO confirmó que EU está dispuesto a invertir en el Tren Maya y otras obras de infraestructura en el sureste del País.
          Democrats Slam Trump After He Attacks Ilhan Omar With Graphic, Misleading 9/11 Video - Slate      Comment   Translate Page      
  1. Democrats Slam Trump After He Attacks Ilhan Omar With Graphic, Misleading 9/11 Video  Slate
  2. Ocasio-Cortez says Ilhan Omar's 'Life is in danger' after Trump tweets 9/11 video  AOL
  3. Democrats condemn Trump Ilhan Omar and 9/11 tweet  Vox.com
  4. Dan Gainor: Ilhan Omar and WikiLeaks draw praise and criticism in media  Fox News
  5. Ilhan Omar's 9/11 comments spark more false outrage — and expose anti-Muslim bias  NBC News
  6. View full coverage on Google News

          House Democrats give the IRS just TEN DAYS to hand over Trump's tax returns - Daily Mail      Comment   Translate Page      
  1. House Democrats give the IRS just TEN DAYS to hand over Trump's tax returns  Daily Mail
  2. Here's who's winning under Trump's tax law  CNN
  3. House Democrats give IRS hard deadline of April 23 to turn over Trump tax returns, say administration’s concerns ‘lack merit’  The Washington Post
  4. Trump's odd behavior is reason enough to compel disclosure of his tax returns  Los Angeles Times
  5. Jenny Beth Martin: Trump is right to withhold his tax returns from Democrats  Fox News
  6. View full coverage on Google News

          Assange im Horror-Gefängnis - Mutter mit dramatischem Appell - Trump mit irrer Kehrtwende      Comment   Translate Page      
Nach sieben Jahren in der ecuadorianischen Botschaft ist Wikileaks-Gründer Julian Assange festgenommen worden. Sollte er an die USA ausgeliefert werden, droht ihm womöglich die Todesstrafe. Sein Gesundheitszustand ist schlecht.
          Climate change: an increasingly dangerous recruiting sergeant for insurgent groups      Comment   Translate Page      
As the Trump administration continues to question climate change , temperature measured in the polar regions is breaking records. At the moment, the Arctic system is “trending away from its 20th Century state and into an unprecedented state,” and implications of this shift will be felt far beyond, according to the latest report produced by U.
          Kim gives Trump to the end of the year to become more flexible      Comment   Translate Page      
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said the breakdown in talks with the United States has raised the risks of reviving tensions, but he will only wait until the end of 2019 for the U.S. to change its approach, according to North Korean state media. Ed Giles reports.

          Trump floats moving migrants to 'sanctuary cities'      Comment   Translate Page      
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he was considering sending illegal immigrants in the country to so-called sanctuary cities, as he castigated Democrats who have opposed his attempts to build a wall along the border with Mexico and other moves to discourage immigration. Lisa Bernhard reports.

          Trump floats moving migrants to 'sanctuary cities'      Comment   Translate Page      
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he was considering sending illegal immigrants in the country to so-called sanctuary cities, as he castigated Democrats who have opposed his attempts to build a wall along the border with Mexico and other moves to discourage immigration.

          Trump on WikiLeaks; then and now      Comment   Translate Page      
U.S. President Donald Trump told reporters on Thursday, "I know nothing about WikiLeaks. It's not my thing," despite a recorded history of referencing the group frequently throughout his campaign rallies, speeches and even presidential debates in 2016. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

          La prossima mossa dell’amministrazione Trump sarà andare in guerra?      Comment   Translate Page      
Da quando Mr. MAGA è arrivato alla Casa Bianca, sono rimasto stupito dal livello di pura stupidità e, francamente, dall’immoralità di questa amministrazione. Obama è stato quasi altrettanto incompetente e
          ICC-dommere ønsker ikke etterforskning av krigsforbrytelser i Afghanistan (Document.no)      Comment   Translate Page      
Dommere ved den internasjonale domstolen sier nei til etterforskning av krigsforbrytelser i Afghanistan. Menneskerettsforkjempere raser og Donald Trump jubler. (Document.no)
          @realDonaldTrump: April 13, 2019 at 07:30PM      Comment   Translate Page      
from http://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump realDonaldTrump: The New York Times Sanctuary Cities/Immigra
          Finding roots of Mueller probe a fair goal      Comment   Translate Page      
Attorney General William Barr dared to use the “s-word.” He said in congressional testimony that the Trump campaign had been spied on by the U.S. government. Pressed by incredulous Senate Democrats, he clarified: “I think spying did occur. The question is whether it was adequately predicated.” “Spying” has a negative connotation, so perhaps “surveilling” would be the better way to...
          Mike Adams: Deep State Behind Assange Arrest In Last Ditch Effort To Frame Trump With ‘Forced Confessions’      Comment   Translate Page      

Mike says the Deep State is in total panic, and they are pulling out all the stops to try to frame Trump. Here are the details… by Mike Adams of […]

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          Trump trumpets manufacturing revival, but factory wages lag behind - York Dispatch      Comment   Translate Page      
Trump trumpets manufacturing revival, but factory wages lag behind  York Dispatch

Wages for manufacturing have not kept up with other parts of the economy, a fact Trump avoids when he boasts across the nation's heartland that he is fulfilling ...


          Don’t Throw Me in that Briar Patch!      Comment   Translate Page      
Trump and company have a cartoonish view of immigration policy.
          CNN Host Calls Out Gaslighting Trumpster For Lying About Trump Inciting Violence      Comment   Translate Page      
CNN's Victor Blackwell took on Trump 2020 campaign advisor, Steve Rogers, for lying about his boss inciting violence.
          New York Press Club to honor CNN's Jim Acosta with 'Truth to Power' award      Comment   Translate Page      


CNN's Jim Acosta was family booted from the White House press corps, and almost as famously returned to it, after fighting for the microphone and refusing to stop talking when he was directing remarks to President Trump last year.

The hallmark of Acosta's reporting, and indeed career, is as a person who battles Trump from the left, rather than as a reporter or uncoverer of truth in his own right.

Acosta's style - a sort of preachy monologue as opposed to traditional question and answer - doesn't sit will with a lot of conservative viewers, and he's faced a good deal of criticism over it, especially at Trump's rallies.

It is presumably on those grounds, his provocateur milieu, on which the New York Press club has decided to award him their "Truth to Power" award at their upcoming awards dinner.

For a refresher in how Acosta's job as Trump foil has sky-rocketed his career, you can do worse than to read this explainer from last year at the Daily Wire. But if you want a more recent example, Glenn Beck's biting commentary here is a must.

In the press release announcing his selection, the NYPC said the purpose of the award, which is named for journalist Gabe Pressman, is designed to honor ""an individual whose body of work challenges the power establishment and/or defends journalists."

Perhaps it is meant specifically with regard to the incident with the White House revoking his credentials, against which Fox News joined all the other press organizations in protest, as opposed to his more general job of simply launching social-media quality liberal talking points at any conservative or republican unfortunate enough to be in front of his mic.


          Rep. Ilhan Omar attacks President Trump in scathing statement after controversial 9/11 video      Comment   Translate Page      


Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) broke her silence Saturday afternoon, responding to controversy that President Donald Trump ignited Friday when he tweeted out a video highlighting comments Omar made recently about the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

What did Omar say?

She claimed that "each and every day" the Trump administration attacks the foundational principles of America's founding. She also repeated several lies.

Regarding Omar's claim that Trump's administration is guilty of "cag[ing] children," TheBlaze previously reported:

In fact, an image of a child locked in what appears to be some form of cage — which went viral during the migrant crisis last summer that involved family separations — was actually from a staged protest in front of Dallas City Hall, according to fact-checker Snopes.

Meanwhile, Trump's administration did not implement a policy "banning Muslims." Instead, Trump campaign on — and later implemented — a policy that temporarily prevented people from certain Muslim-majority countries, which are hotbeds for terrorism, from traveling to the U.S.

What's the background?

On Friday, Trump tweeted a video criticizing Omar for recently referring to terrorists who attacked the United States on Sept. 11, 2001 as "some people who did something." Omar's comments were spliced together with dramatic scenes from 9/11.

In response, Democrats accused the president of inciting violence against Omar. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), one of Omar's closest progressive allies, even exploited the Holocaust in her effort to condemn Trump.

At the center of controversy are comments Omar made while speaking at a CAIR fundraiser in March. CAIR, of course, has been connected to terrorist activity, and was even listed as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation case, which resulted in numerous convictions for providing material support to Hamas.

"CAIR was founded after 9/11 because they recognized that some people did something, and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties," Omar said at the event.

Rep. Omar About 9/11: 'Some People Did Something' www.youtube.com


          AOC hit with brutal backlash for using Holocaust to defend Rep. Ilhan Omar, bash President Trump      Comment   Translate Page      


Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) ignited outrage Friday after she used a poem about the Holocaust to defend Rep. Ilhan Omar, the Minnesota Democrat who is embroiled in controversy herself.

What happened?

On Friday, President Donald Trump tweeted a video criticizing Omar for referring to the Islamic terrorists who attacked the United States on Sept. 11, 2001 as "some people who did something." The video spliced together Omar's controversial comments with footage from 9/11.

In response, Ocasio-Cortez urged members of Congress to condemn Trump for "dangerous targeting" of Omar.

"Members of Congress have a duty to respond to the President's explicit attack today.@IlhanMN's life is in danger. For our colleagues to be silent is to be complicit in the outright, dangerous targeting of a member of Congress," Ocasio-Cortez said.

With her tweet, Ocasio-Cortez included a picture of the famous poem from German theologian Martin Niemöller, who was imprisoned in Nazi concentration camps from 1938-1945 for opposing Hitler's Nazi regime. Niemöller only narrowly escaped execution.

The poem, which is mounted on a wall at the National Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C., reads:

First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a socialist.

Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

What was the reaction?

Ben Shapiro — who is the biggest target of anti-Semitism online, according to the Anti-Defamation League — condemned Ocasio-Cortez's "deeply disturbing" comparison.

Others echoed Shapiro's sentiments:


          College students and alum outraged and 'shaking' that Mike Pence will speak at commencement      Comment   Translate Page      


The picture of the aggrieved and trembling college student unable to cope with hearing unpleasant things, or simply things with which they disagree, is fast becoming the face of higher education in the United States. It is therefore not a surprise that the invitation of Vice President Mike Pence to speak on a campus might result in some safe space complaining.

It is perhaps somewhat a surprise that, in this case, it's an evangelical Christian school: Taylor University. In the VP's own state of Indiana.

After it was announced that the Vice President of the United States would give the graduating students the honor of high office at their commencement, some students, and even alum and parents, went into meltdown. PJ Media's Tyler O'Neil has their reactions.

Naturally, there was a petition.

"Inviting Vice President Pence to Taylor University and giving him a coveted platform for his political views makes our alumni, faculty, staff and current students complicit in the Trump-Pence Administration's policies, which we believe are not consistent with the Christian ethic of love we hold dear," Alex Hoekstra, a former staffer for President Barack Obama and a 2007 Taylor University graduate, said in the petition.

Others proved more angry and visceral.

"I have never been made to feel so physically ill by an email before. Taylor University, you should be ashamed of yourselves," Claire Hadley, who graduated from Taylor in 2015, began in a long Facebook post. "I am physically shaking. The fact that the school who claims to love and support me, and each of it's [sic] students and alum, would invite such a vile individual to speak on the most important day of the year??"

"VP Pence is no friend of mine. He does not support me. He does not support equality," Hadley declared. "He does not uphold the values that are at the very core of the church, my own faith, and I would hope, of this University. He is rooted in hate. To stand beside President Trump would have been enough to put him on my watch list." She argued that Mike Pence "only values you if you fit in his very narrow, white, straight, box."

"Taylor University, I feel personally attacked," she concluded. "Please, I'm begging you. Don't do this."
Lindsey Snyder, a 2014 graduate, said she emailed Taylor University President Lowell Haines. "This invitation gravely concerns me, because whether intentional or not, it is politicizing Taylor University, aligning the school with the current administration," she reported writing. "Many current and former Taylor students are adamantly against some of Pence's stances and will no doubt feel unsafe at their own graduation. Even if it was someone less controversial than Pence, having a political figure speak at commencement alights unnecessary and grievous conflict."

There is so much more. Not everyone had the same reaction, and some among the student body and the alumni have responded. On Saturday, O'Neil reported that a counter-petition has been launched, and is picking up steam.

O'Neil spoke with one graduate, Kevin Holtsberry of the class of '94, who told him "Inviting the sitting vice president of the United States, and former Indiana governor and congressman, to speak at commencement is not an attack on students, faculty or alumni with differing political views or opinions about Mike Pence," Kevin Holtsberry.

The fact that these students at a Christian university in middle America, in the state where Pence was the governor not that long ago, shows just how far the "woke" college experience has extended. It's not just coastal elites. It's right in your backyard.


          Shocking ruling from liberal 9th Circuit Court hands President Trump huge immigration victory      Comment   Translate Page      


The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which has traditionally ruled against the Trump administration, handed President Donald Trump a rare immigration victory Friday night.

What are the details?

The appeals court issued a stay against a lower court decision — which came just four days earlier — that blocked the Trump administration from enforcing a policy that forced migrants to wait in Mexico while U.S. authorities processed their asylum requests.

However, the stay was only temporary. The court will consider extending the stay sometime next week, according to the New York Times.

The court gave civil liberty groups until Tuesday to submit arguments for why the policy should be overthrown, while giving the Justice Department until Wednesday to submit arguments for why the policy should remain in place.

What's the background?

On Monday, Federal District Court Judge Richard Seeborg granted an injunction against the Trump administration's policy. Seeborg claimed the policy violated existing immigration law. He also claimed the president did not have the power to enforce the policy.

Seeborg's injunction was set to go into effect Friday, which explains the emergency stay from the 9th Circuit.

In December, the Trump administration rolled out a new policy that forced migrants who entered the U.S. illegally to wait in Mexico while U.S. authorities processed their asylum requests.

The policy sought to end the controversial practice of so-called "catch and release," where non-criminal migrants would essentially be released into the general population while courts decided their asylum requests.


          Trump says he's planning to release migrants to “sanctuary cities”      Comment   Translate Page      
President Trump said he is planning to release undocumented immigrants in custody to so-called "sanctuary cities." He said his administration is strongly considering the move. Steve Dorsey reports.
          All the times President Trump praised WikiLeaks      Comment   Translate Page      
President Trump said this week he "knows nothing" about WikiLeaks. Here are just a few times he praised it during the 2016 campaign.
          Authoritarianism expert praises Democratic presidential hopeful’s speech: ‘This is about the atrocity of now’      Comment   Translate Page      

President Donald Trump was slammed by leading Democratic presidential candidates following his latest attacks on Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN). “In the 24 hours since President Trump escalated an attack on Rep. Ilhan Omar by tweeting a video of her spliced with footage of the burning twin towers, Dem...

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          Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo Defends Aid Cuts To Central America      Comment   Translate Page      
Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit AILSA CHANG, HOST: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was on Capitol Hill today defending the Trump administration's decision to cut aid to Central America. Pompeo tried to convince lawmakers that money to Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras should be withheld until those countries do more to stop their citizens from coming to the U.S. Some lawmakers said that is backwards thinking, as NPR's Michele Kelemen reports. MICHELE KELEMEN, BYLINE: The ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Robert Menendez, says U.S. aid to Central America is meant to address the root causes of migration. (SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING) ROBERT MENENDEZ: Why are people fleeing? They're fleeing because of violent crime. Their choice is stay or die or flee and have a chance at living. Or stay and see my daughter raped or stay and see my son forcibly put into a gang. We need to fight at the very essence of that. And the very essence of that is not at our
          House Democrat, treasury chief bicker over Trump tax returns      Comment   Translate Page      
A top House Democrat on Saturday ratcheted up his demand for access to President Donald Trump's tax returns, telling the IRS that the law clearly gives Congress a right to … Click to Continue »
          Trump sanctuary city idea could help migrants stay in US      Comment   Translate Page      
An idea floated by President Donald Trump to send immigrants from the border to "sanctuary cities" to exact revenge on Democratic foes could end up doing the migrants a favor … Click to Continue »
          Top Draft Pick MAGA Nick Bosa Deletes His Pro-Trump & Anti-Black Tweets Ahead of NFL Draft      Comment   Translate Page      
Bosa: "I had to . . . there is a chance I might end up in San Francisco.”
          In the Trump White House, the Cabinet is remarkably bare      Comment   Translate Page      

Turnover at the top levels of the Trump administration has set a modern record for turmoil. As of this week, with the departure of Linda McMahon from the Small Business Administration and Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen from the department of Homeland Security, 14 of President Trump’s Cabinet members...


          Trump har frist til 23. april for å gi Kongressen sine selvangivelser      Comment   Translate Page      
Demokratene i Kongressen ga lørdag skattevesenet IRS frist til 23. april for å overlevere president Donald Trumps selvangivelser.
          Democratic Candidates Are Releasing Tax Returns, Answering Big Questions For Voters      Comment   Translate Page      
President Trump has refused to release his tax returns. Many Democrats are using that against him, as they reveal their own personal wealth and financial interests.
          ‘Disgusting’ Bezos Exposé & Trump Love Spark National Enquirer Firesale      Comment   Translate Page      

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          well, here it is again... damn...       Comment   Translate Page      
Saturday yowls and roars, most beloved and beautiful KitKats... yes, the world appears to still be spinning... whatever ... this Big Cat is experiencing a flashback... at fifteen she walked out of high school, as she's explained before... well, with the recent EXPOSE' of congress, the sheer monumental stupidity this Big Cat [kindergartners are smarter] is witnessing everyday by most of the congressional establishment critters -- as exampled by the AG Barr CIRCUS CIRCUS dumber-than-dumb questioning display... Barr, who actually has some real brain power, ran proverbial circles around these idiot-tards ... PLUS, the endless, stomach-turning, hell-level corruption ... the fact that most in congress could care less about WE REAL AMERICANS ... yeah, the Kougar wants to walk out again -- just given the complete insult to her intelligence, which high school was... and given the absolute oppression-suppression, the LACK OF FREEDOM, the stay-in-the-box YOU HAVE TO THINK/BELIEVE THIS WAY .... well, here it is again... damn... 

TAKE CARE, DARLING KITTENS, 'CAUSE THIS BIG CAT LOVES YA! 


DURING THE EARLY 90'S, THE KOUGAR VISITED HER SISTER, WHO WAS WORKING IN WASHINGTON DC AT THE TIME... WE VISITED MOUNT VERNON... IT WAS AN ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE AND WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE!!! PLUS, TO SEE THE ACTUAL SADDLES WASHINGTON USED ON HIS HORSES... YEAH, A HIGHLIGHT! 

SHATTERED: Mount Vernon Exposes Politico’s Very Fake News Story About Trump’s Visit To George Washington’s Estate



https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/04/shattered-mount-vernon-exposes-politicos-very-fake-news-story-about-trumps-visit-to-george-washingtons-estate/

YES!!! 

Ecuadorian Government Websites Hacked and Taken Offline Over Julian Assange Arrest

Ecuadorian Government Websites Hacked and Taken Offline Over Julian Assange Arrest





Mapping Armaggedon: Earth's looming tsunamis and mega-quakes...



THE VERY GOV AGENCIES THAT ARE SUPPOSED TO HELP AND PROTECT CHILDREN ARE EONS, FAR AND AWAY MORE CRUEL TO CHILDREN THAN THE ABUSE THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO STOP... SADLY, VERY SADLY... THE KOUGAR ABSOLUTELY HATES CRUELTY TO CHILDREN... NOW PROPER DISCIPLINE THAT IS SOMETIMES PHYSICAL, YES, THAT IS NECESSARY AT TIMES... JUST LIKE A FEMALE DOG WHO CORRECTS HER PUPS WITH PHYSICAL FORCE... 

Further, the horror perpetrated against Native American children... the sheer persecution-brutality against the Bundy family and the good patriots involved in helping them ... may the perpetrators get what's coming to them... now! 






YEAH, AIN'T THIS INTERESTING... 

FACEBOOK REMOVES PAGE OF ECUADOR’S FORMER PRESIDENT ON SAME DAY AS ASSANGE’S ARREST

Prior to the removal of the page, Correa lambasted his successor in a series of posts


Facebook has unpublished the page of Ecuador’s former president, Rafael Correa, the social media giant confirmed on Thursday, claiming that the popular leftist leader violated the company’s security policies. 

"...Since 2015, Correa—who lives with his family in Brussels, Belgium—had used the social platform to great effect, using strongly-worded posts, video interviews, and live-streams as a platform amid the Ecuadorean media’s de facto blackout of the former leader, who remains reviled by the center-right former opposition and sections of the country’s left.
Former President Correa minced no words in his assessment of Moreno, denouncing him in an English-language tweet as “the greatest traitor in Ecuadorian and Latin American history … Moreno is a corrupt man, but what he has done is a crime that humanity will never forget.” ... 
https://www.infowars.com/facebook-removes-page-of-ecuadors-former-president-on-same-day-as-assanges-arrest/


IT IS STRAIGHT-UP TREASON, IT'S A DAMN MASSIVE INVASION... 

Trump Fires Off Late Night Tweet – Calls Democrats’ Open Border Policies “TREASONOUS”

President Trump fired off a late night tweet Wednesday, calling the actions taken by Democrats to keep the borders wide open, “TREASONOUS.”

Thank you, President Trump for calling it what it is!
“I think what the Democrats are doing with the Border is TREASONOUS. Their Open Border mindset is putting our Country at risk. Will not let this happen!” Trump said in a tweet.

There is a huge crisis at the US-Mexico border with record number of illegal aliens flooding into the United States.
Asylum seekers are being released into communities because of dangerous “catch and release” policies and Congress refuses to act.
No doubt these caravans of illegals are being funded by open border zealots looking to destroy US sovereignty.
Multiple caravans full of military-aged Central Americans and other migrants from all over the world are currently marching to the US border where they will seek asylum then be released into the US.

Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Sector Chief Patrol Agent Rodolfo Karisch said that in his sector alone, border agents have captured people trying to enter the country illegally from more than 50 different countries, including Turkey, China, Bangladesh, Egypt and Romania. “People are traveling across hemispheres to attempt to illegally enter the U.S., using the same pathways as the Central Americans,” he told lawmakers.
“Karisch noted that Border Patrol has apprehended more families illegally crossing the border in the first five months of fiscal 2019 than during all of fiscal 2018,” Fox News reported. “Customs and Border Protection (CBP) apprehended more than 76,000 migrants across the border in February and said it was on track to apprehend more than 100,000 in March. In the Rio Grande Valley alone, Karisch said that at current pace, they would have more than 260,000 apprehensions in his sector by the end of fiscal 2019. There were 162,000 in RGV last year. He also said that his agents apprehend, on average, 1,000 people a day.”
President Trump declared a national emergency in February to secure funding for a border wall, however, the insanely dangerous asylum laws are causing the biggest surge of illegal aliens flooding over the border.
Despite nearly 100,000 illegal invaders being apprehended by border patrol in the month of March alone, Democrats continue to give comfort and aid to the invaders by refusing to stop the border surge.
Judge Richard Seeborg on Monday blocked President Trump’s policy of returning asylum seekers to Mexico as they wait their turn for an immigration judge to hear their cases.
Judge Seeborg, an Obama appointee in San Francisco, granted a request by a civil liberties group that sued the Trump Administration on behalf of 11 asylum seekers from Central America.
Trump is right — what the Democrats are doing with the border is treasonous.
https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/04/trump-fires-off-late-night-tweet-calls-democrats-open-border-policies-treasonous/


HOW DUMB IS THIS??? THESE HACKER-IDJITS WILL GET EXPOSED... 

WIKILEAKS claims 'extortion' over leaked Assange footage... 

THE GIANT TECH MONSTERS HATE YOU... 

Breaking the internet: New regulations imperil global network... 



YES, THE KOUGAR EMAILED THIS CORRUPT-TOID... 

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Dear Savannah, 

You can’t make this up.
Yesterday I went to the Attorney General’s Office in New Hampshire to give them proof of voter fraud.  An admission from an Atkinson man who voted twice in the same election in two different states.

You can view the video HERE.
How did they respond?
They handed me and my executive producer a grand jury subpoena.  
Did the summons mention anything about voter fraud or double voting?  Of course not. 
We are now ordered to appear before a grand jury in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire for an investigation.

Our journalists found a man who admitted to double voting.  Breaking the law!
Now, the response of the AG’s office isn’t to investigate the double voter, but instead our operations.
I will not budge.  I will not capitulate.  And I will not cave to this political pressure.
I will keep releasing voter fraud videos in New Hampshire and I will not be not be intimidated by the misguided use of the grand jury process to try and prevent our lawful investigative journalism.
I'm not asking for your money, I'm asking for your help.
Please help me put pressure on the New Hampshire Attorney General's Office to investigate this voter fraud case right now.  
Please call their investigator Robert J. Sullivan at:603-271-1182
Or you can email him atRobert.Sullivan@doj.nh.gov
Tell him the following:
Please investigate Robert A. Bell for admitting to voting twice.  Why did you subpoena James O'Keefe, the journalist, instead of subpoenaing the person who voted twice? 
Be Brave!
James O’Keefe

WHILE THIS BIG CAT DESPISES FACEBOOK, DO YOU REALLY WANT TO LIVE THIS WAY??? UNDER THIS COMMIE-FASCIST TYRANNY... 






BIG BROTHER WATCHING 

Chinese cops send people to ‘concentration camps’ if they’re found with Facebook on phones during random stop and searches

Western social media is banned in China’s Xinjiang region where police are accused of seizing phones and installing spyware


"...Offenders are said to be sent to "re-education" camps to clamp down on social media use.
Mandatory spyware is downloaded onto citizen’s phones to restrict what citizens can access.
And police check mobiles for evidence of foreign social media apps like Twitter or WhatsApp.
Xinjiang is home to 11 million Uighurs - one of China’s fifty-five ethnic minorities who have their own language and mainly practice Islam.
The Chinese government is accused of routinely targeting citizens of the region with “counter-terror” measures and brutal policing.
Kasim, who claims to be a Xinjiang native, shared what he says are secretly taken pictures inside the secretive region, which the Chinese government restricts access to by outsiders.
He says he used special software to bypass the government's censors and post the images on Twitter.
And he said living in China is “like Nazi Germany” and likened the Chinese Communist Party to ISIS..." 
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/8827966/chinese-cops-concentration-camps-facebook-stop-search/


YEP, THESE DAYS AS THE KOUGAR IS FOND OF SAYING... IT'S JUST A PRISON CELL ON WHEELS... IT'S TECH VAMPIRE FEEDING OFF YOU... 

Your car is watching you. Who owns the data?

Computers on wheels raise thorny questions about data privacy

If you’re driving a late model car or truck, chances are that the vehicle is mostly computers on wheels, collecting and wirelessly transmitting vast quantities of data to the car manufacturer not just on vehicle performance but personal information, too, such as your weight, the restaurants you visit, your music tastes and places you go.
A car can generate about 25 gigabytes of data every hour and as much as 4,000 gigabytes a day, according to some estimates. The data trove in the hands of car makers could be worth as much as $750 billion by 2030, the consulting firm McKinsey has estimated. But consumer groups, aftermarket repair shops and privacy advocates say the data belongs to the car’s owners and the information should be subject to data privacy laws.
Yet Congress has yet to pass comprehensive federal data privacy legislation. And although Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi, chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, has said he would like to see federal privacy legislation passed by the end of the year, it is unclear if that goal can be met.
Financial technology is changing how we do business, and regulators are trying to catch up
MORE AT: https://www.rollcall.com/news/policy/cars-data-privacy

CAN YOU SAY GUILTY? GUILTY OF TREASON...? 

Ex-FBI Lawyer James Baker Refuses to Answer Rep. Meadows When Asked if Multiple Trump Associates Were Targeted With FISA Warrants

Ex-FBI Lawyer James Baker Refuses to Answer Rep. Meadows When Asked if Multiple Trump Associates Were Targeted With FISA Warrants


THE PROBLEM IS: ASSANGE IS IN NO WAY SAFE IN BRITAIN... HE'LL LIKELY GET THE TOMMY ROBINSON TREATMENT IF NOT RESCUED IN SOME WAY... 

VIDEO: WikiLeaks Editor-in-Chief Warns Other Journalists About the Serious Precedent Being Set if Julian Assange is Extradited

VIDEO: WikiLeaks Editor-in-Chief Warns Other Journalists About the Serious Precedent Being Set if Julian Assange is Extradited


ANOTHER RICH COMMIE SOCIALIST... GEE, WHAT A NOT SURPRISE... HUH? 

KA-CHING! Socialist Bernie Sanders, Who Owns Three Houses, Admits He’s a Millionaire

KA-CHING! Socialist Bernie Sanders, Who Owns Three Houses, Admits He’s a Millionaire


YEP,
          Trump Stated He Would Pardon Border Official If He Broke Legislation By Denying Migrants: CNN      Comment   Translate Page      

President Donald Trump said he would pardon the top border official if he were to get arrested for breaking federal law by denying asylum-seekers entry into the U.S., according to CNN. BREAKING: In Calexico, CA last week, where POTUS told border agents to block asylum-seekers from entering the US contrary to law, Trump told CBP…

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          Trump White Home braces for full Mueller report      Comment   Translate Page      

Some allies of President Donald Trump say the White House is in for a rude awakening. | Jose Luis Magana/AP Photo White House Aides insist they have nothing to fear from the special counsel's nearly 400-page report, though not all of the president’s allies are so confident. By ELIANA JOHNSON, DANIEL LIPPMAN and DARREN SAMUELSOHN…

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          Home Democrats improve calls for for Trump tax returns, establishing potential court docket battle      Comment   Translate Page      

House Democrats on Saturday increased their demands for the IRS to give them access to President Trump’s tax returns -- foreshadowing a lengthy legal battle in the courts House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal, D-Mass., told the IRS that the law gives Congress a right to the six years of Trump’s personal and…

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          Kim Tightens Leadership Over North Korea In Major Government Reshuffle      Comment   Translate Page      
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has further cemented his grip on power, in a big reshuffle of the country's leadership. However, he didn't signal a retreat, either from negotiations with the U.S. or a self-imposed moratorium on testing of missiles and nuclear bombs, something Pyongyang said he had been considering . Instead, Kim's remarks pointed to economic belt-tightening in an attempt to ride out economic sanctions — and perhaps the Trump administration, too – while hanging on to his country's nuclear arsenal. At a session in Pyongyang of the newly elected parliament — the result of voting last month in which all candidates ran unopposed — Kim was re-elected as Chairman of the State Affairs Commission. That means he retains, as expected, his posts as leader of the ruling party, state and military. He added an extra honorary title though, "Supreme Representative of all the Korean People," apparently for use in ceremonial and diplomatic occasions. Long-serving officials such as 91
          4/13/2019: National News: Trump shirt man pleads guilty      Comment   Translate Page      

A man wearing a Trump shirt who abused people outside a mosque targeted in the Christchurch terror attack wants to say sorry to the victims of his insulting behaviour. Daniel Nicholas Tuapawa, 33, a labourer, says he cannot remember his actions, has...
          Trump promises top government official that he’ll pardon him if he defies the law to implement illegal policy      Comment   Translate Page      
This would of course have been a massive scandal in any previous administration, but now it’s just another Friday afternoon: President Donald Trump told Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan he would grant McAleenan a pardon if he were sent to jail for having border agents block asylum seekers from entering the US in […]
          Wikileaks, o amor usado e abandonado por Trump - EL PAÍS Brasil      Comment   Translate Page      
  1. Wikileaks, o amor usado e abandonado por Trump  EL PAÍS Brasil
  2. O que aconteceu com o Gato da Embaixada de Julian Assange?  Folha de S.Paulo
  3. Anonymous derruba site da embaixada do Equador em Londres  Brasil 247
  4. Parlamentares britânicos pedem que Assange seja extraditado para a Suécia  Jornal Económico
  5. Vingança pessoal do presidente do Equador terá ditado prisão de Assange  Jornal Económico
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          4/14/2019: WORLD: Banking on dad’s support      Comment   Translate Page      

US President Donald Trump considered nominating his eldest daughter, Ivanka Trump, to be president of the World Bank, in part because ‘‘she’s very good with numbers’’, according to a new interview. Speaking to Trump lavished praised on his daughter, a...
          4/14/2019: WORLD: Trump migrant threat slammed      Comment   Translate Page      
US President Donald Trump says he is strongly considering releasing ‘‘illegal immigrants’’ into Democratic strongholds to punish his congressional foes for inaction on the border issue – after White House and Homeland Security officials insisted that...
          Pelosi hits Trump over Omar video: Wrong to 'fan the flames'      Comment   Translate Page      
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) slammed President Trump on Saturday after he tweeted an edited video of comments from Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) about the 9/11 attacks that have sparked criticism.“The memory of 9/11 is sacred ground, and any...
          Nadler on new Trump 'sanctuary cities' plan: 'morally repugnant and probably illegal'      Comment   Translate Page      
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) excoriated President Trump over his proposal to send detained immigrants to “sanctuary cities” as a way to retaliate against Democrats, saying the move was immoral and likely illegal....
          Supreme Court says House can participate in arguments on census question      Comment   Translate Page      
The Supreme Court said Friday that the House of Representatives will be able to participate in oral arguments later this month about the Trump administration’s addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census.In an unsigned order, the court...
          Trump and the Smallpox Blankets      Comment   Translate Page      

This is, make no mistake, an attempt to introduce violent criminality and terrorism into any American city that disagrees with Our Leader (sounds better in the Original German) ...

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          Does moral leadership lost under Trump matter?      Comment   Translate Page      

Donald Trump has (seemingly easily) discarded many longtime norms and one of them is the Oval Office and America seen by many as symbols of moral leadership. Does this matter? Martin Longman gives this take: As things have taken a darker and darker turn in our country, and really throughout the world, in the last […]

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          Déclarations d'impôts de Trump: l'administration va s'efforcer de répondre dans les délais      Comment   Translate Page      
L'administration Trump va s'efforcer de repondre dans les delais imposes par les democrates pour qu'elle produise les declarations d'impots de Donald...
          2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #15      Comment   Translate Page      
A chronological listing of news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week, i.e., Sun, Apr 7 through Sat, Apr 13, 2019

Editor's Pick

The world could transition entirely to cheap, safe renewable energy before 2050: Finnish study

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A study from the Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) and the Energy Watch Group (EWG) from Germany says a global transition to the exclusive use of renewable energy is possible before 2050. (iStock) 

A global transition to the exclusive use of renewable energy sources is not only possible but also cheaper and safer than reliance on fossil fuels and nuclear energy, according to a new study from the Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) and the Energy Watch Group (EWG) from Germany.

The study claims that the rapid development of renewable energy sources and energy storage technology will likely make it possible for the entire planet to reduce its CO2 emissions to zero even earlier than the current 2050 deadline.

The report is the first of its kind to suggest a cost-effective, all-inclusive, global roadmap to keep average global warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius. It is also the first planet-wide climate change resistance plan that suggests not using carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) techniques to mechanically remove CO2 from the atmosphere.

According to the model, in 2050 some 69 percent of the world’s energy would come from solar panels, 18 percent from wind power, 3 percent from hydropower systems and 6 percent from bioenergy.

Fossil fuels and nuclear power would not be needed at all. Cars, planes and ships would run on carbon-neutral synthetic fuels produced from hydrogen and carbon dioxide.

The world could transition entirely to cheap, safe renewable energy before 2050: Finnish study, Yle News (Finland), Apr 12, 2019 


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          Sanders, in Michigan, tells Trump to rework trade accord      Comment   Translate Page      
Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont says President Donald Trump should "go back to the drawing board" on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade accord because it would let Michigan-based General Motors and other … Click to Continue »
          López Obrador agradece apertura de Trump para tratar T-MEC, migración y seguridad      Comment   Translate Page      
YUCATÁN.– El gobierno de los Estados Unidos ha estado abierto a negociaciones comerciales, de migración y seguridad con el gobierno mexicano, aseguró el presidente Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Al clausurar el encuentro entre dirigentes de cámaras de comercio de Estados Unidos y México, el presidente se comprometió también a respetar el nuevo acuerdo comercial para […]
          Democrats defend Rep. Ilhan Omar after Trump retweets 9/11 video against her      Comment   Translate Page      

Top Democrats on Saturday rushed to defend Rep. Ilhan Omar after President Trump retweeted video that was edited to suggest she was being dismissive of the significance of the worst terrorist assault on U.S. soil.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi scolded Trump for using the "painful images of 9/11 for...


          Donald Trump is a sick and hateful man...Tweets horrible Ilhan Omar video      Comment   Translate Page      
I'm not going to post the actual tweet, it's here: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/donald-trump-ilhan-omar-attack-video_n_5cb109a5e4b082aab085d1d8 ...
          Donald Trump Jr. Blasts ‘Stupid Logic’ After MSNBC’s Chris Hayes Accuses President Trump Of ‘Endangering’ Omar’s Life      Comment   Translate Page      
'Yea, he should really stop quoting her directly'
          The Collusion Delusion Boomerang      Comment   Translate Page      
  Democrats and the media (but I repeat myself) have still not recovered from Attorney General William Barr’s testimony Wednesday that he believes “spying did occur” in 2016, and that he intends to investigate the Obama administration’s surveillance of the Trump campaign. That word “spying” seemed to have a traumatic effect on Democrats, and their […]

          Don't rush to assume the worst in Ilhan Omar's 9/11 comments - Washington Examiner      Comment   Translate Page      
  1. Don't rush to assume the worst in Ilhan Omar's 9/11 comments  Washington Examiner
  2. Trump Assails Ilhan Omar With Video of 9/11 Attacks  The New York Times
  3. Democrats condemn Trump Ilhan Omar and 9/11 tweet  Vox.com
  4. Dan Gainor: Ilhan Omar and WikiLeaks draw praise and criticism in media  Fox News
  5. Ilhan Omar's 9/11 comments spark more false outrage — and expose anti-Muslim bias  NBC News
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           Comment on Sheila Jackson Lee demands apology to 9/11 victims from TRUMP, not OMAR by PVG       Comment   Translate Page      
I’m not sure that it’s not just her overwhelming hatred of Trump that dictates she must pile on. .......that and her lack of cogent thought and intelligence. This will end up badly for her and the rest of the band of lib commies!
          Cuban president calls for strengthened defenses, economy in response to Trump threats      Comment   Translate Page      
Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel accused the Trump administration on Saturday of dragging relations with the United States to their worst level in decades and called on Cubans to strengthen the Communist-run country's defenses and economy.

          Pelosi trashes Trump for using painful 9/11 images for ‘political attack’      Comment   Translate Page      
Democrats continued to rage at President Trump over his income taxes and criticism of Rep. Ilhan Omar. The Democrat-controlled House Ways and Means Committee set a 10-day deadline Saturday for Trump to cough up his tax returns—and threatened legal action if the administration refuses. Rep. Richard E. Neal (D-Mass.), who chairs the committee, told the...
          MLK’s Daughter Bernice King Slams Donald Trump, GOP for Reprehensible Attacks on Rep. Ilhan Omar      Comment   Translate Page      

Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s daughter Bernice King slams Donald Trump and Republicans over the reprehensible” attacks on Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN): “These actions are especially reprehensible in these times of resurgent racism.” King tweeted:  “I am deeply concerned about the dangerous rhetoric and images some elected officials, including @POTUS are using regarding Congresswoman Ilhan […]

MLK’s Daughter Bernice King Slams Donald Trump, GOP for Reprehensible Attacks on Rep. Ilhan Omar

                  

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          La Pilocatura      Comment   Translate Page      

Trump pistolas.

La entrada La Pilocatura se publicó primero en El Pilón | Noticias de Valledupar, El Vallenato y el Caribe Colombiano.


          Donald Trump menace d'envoyer les clandestins dans les «villes sanctuaires»      Comment   Translate Page      
Le président américain Donald Trump a réitéré ce vendredi 12 avril sa proposition d’envoyer les
migrants dans les « villes sanctuaires », ces villes qui ont décidé de ne pas chasser les clandestins.
Avec notre correspondante à Washington, Anne Corpet
Sans budget pour construire son mur, sans majorité pour adopter une loi plus restrictive sur l’immigration et face à un pic inédit du nombre de clandestins aux États-Unis, Donald Trump a une solution : fermer la frontière et envoyer les clandestins dans les villes sanctuaires, toutes dirigées par des démocrates.
« On réfléchit sérieusement à envoyer les gens après les vingt jours de détention légaux vers les villes sanctuaires. Ils veulent plus de monde dans leurs villes sanctuaires, on va leur en envoyer, on peut leur en fournir en nombre illimité. Et on verra bien s’ils sont contents. Ils disent qu’ils ont les bras ouverts, voyons voir s’ils ont les bras ouverts », a ironisé le président américain lors d'une cérémonie à la Maison Blanche.
Parmi les destinations envisagées par le président, la Californie de Nancy Pelosi, cheffe de la majorité démocrate à la Chambre des représentants. « C'est juste encore une notion indigne de la présidence des États-Unis et irrespectueuse des défis auxquels nous sommes confrontés en tant que pays, en tant que peuple, pour faire face à qui nous sommes : une nation d'immigrants », a-t-elle réagi.
Plusieurs responsables du département de la Sécurité intérieure ont fait savoir qu’il n’existait pas en réalité de plan pour envoyer les migrants dans les villes sanctuaires. Mais il faudra peut-être tenter de l’élaborer. En plus de sa déclaration, Donald Trump a rédigé trois tweets sur le sujet.
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          López Obrador agradece apertura de Trump para tratar T-MEC, migración y seguridad      Comment   Translate Page      
YUCATÁN.– El gobierno de los Estados Unidos ha estado abierto a negociaciones comerciales, de migración y seguridad con el gobierno mexicano, aseguró el presidente Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Al clausurar el encuentro entre dirigentes de cámaras de comercio de Estados Unidos y México, el presidente se comprometió también a respetar el nuevo acuerdo comercial para […]
          #MemoToTrump: Affirmative Action      Comment   Translate Page      
Rev. Al Sharpton digs into the backwards policies of the Trump Administration’s Betsy Devos concerning college acceptance and Affirmative Action.
          Hate Crimes in the Trump Era      Comment   Translate Page      
Rev. Al Sharpton talks with Frank Figliuzzi and Kristen Clarke about the recent rise of hate crimes towards people of color, and how Trump’s rhetoric has...
          White House reportedly floated sending migrants to Pelosi...      Comment   Translate Page      
Donald Trump is seen by many experts as apparently increasing the use of governing tactics usually employed by autocrats. Joy Reid and her panel discuss.
          Barr asserts ‘spying did occur’ on 2016 Trump campaign      Comment   Translate Page      
Attorney General William Barr has insinuated that the Obama administration possibly spied on Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, suggesting that he will...
          Rep. Ted Lieu would be “very surprised” if IRS hands over...      Comment   Translate Page      
House Democrats have set a hard deadline of April 23 for the Trump administration to deliver the president’s tax returns after missing the April 10 deadline....
          Trump targets Rep. Omar with video of Sept. 11 attacks      Comment   Translate Page      
Some Democrats accuse conservative media and Donald Trump of inciting violence against freshman Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar by distorting comments she made...
          Will Kushner or Miller be the last man standing on immigration?      Comment   Translate Page      
President Trump says there's only one person in charge of immigration policy…himself. ...
          The ongoing, decades-old fight between Nadler and Trump      Comment   Translate Page      
In the eighties, House Judiciary Chair Jerry Nadler fought with Donald Trump about real estate. Now, the fight is over his presidency. MSNBC’s David Gura...
          Trump tweets edited video taking aim at Rep. Omar's 9/11 remarks      Comment   Translate Page      
President Trump enters the debate surrounding controversial comments Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) made during a CAIR event about the treatment of American...
          Denver mayor says immigrants "not pawns" after Trump threatens sanctuary cities      Comment   Translate Page      
<p>Denver leaders were taken aback Friday by President Donald Trump's claim that he is considering shipping detained immigrants to so-called sanctuary cities such as Denver.</p>
          House panel chairman gives IRS April 23 deadline on Trump taxes - Reuters      Comment   Translate Page      
House panel chairman gives IRS April 23 deadline on Trump taxes  Reuters

U.S. congressional Democrats on Saturday headed for a showdown with the Internal Revenue Service over President Donald Trump's tax returns, setting a new ...

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           Donald Trump spune că are o relaţie "excelentă" cu liderul nord-coreean Kim Jong-Un şi vrea un nou summit      Comment   Translate Page      
Preşedintele SUA, Donald Trump, a catalogat drept "excelentă#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F2019_04_14%2F270274" relaţia cu liderul autoritarist din Coreea de Nord, Kim Jong-Un, manifestând disponibilitatea organizării unui nou summit, la şase săptămâni după eşecul celui din Vietnam.
           SUA: Trump vrea să trimită imigranţii aflaţi în ilegalitate în oraşe conduse de politicieni democraţi      Comment   Translate Page      
Președintele SUA, Donald Trump, a anunţat că analizează posibilitatea de a trimite imigranţii aflaţi în ilegalitate în comunităţile conduse de politicieni din cadrul Partidului Democrat (centru-stânga, opoziţie), în contextul disensiunilor privind politicile în materie de migraţie.
          Turkey has been moving away from American paradigm      Comment   Translate Page      
Press TV. Listen here. Turkey has been moving away from the traditional American paradigm, a political analyst in Virginia. Keith Preston, chief editor of AttacktheSystem.com. said Turkey was gradually moving away from the traditional American paradigm and heading in a different   direction leading towards Russia. PressTV-‘Turkey moving away from US sphere of influence’Turkey has been moving away from America’s sphere of influence and improving its relationship with Russia, says a political analyst in Virginia. Preston told Press TV that tensions between Turkey and the United States especially rose when Donald Trump became the US president. Preston said since More…
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Trump Administration Re-Brands,
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          Trump: Si Ivanka se postulara a la Casa Blanca “sería muy difícil de superar”      Comment   Translate Page      
Después de todo no eran rumores: el presidente Trump admitió que consideró a su hija mayor, Ivanka Trump, para la presidencia del Banco Mundial porque “ella es muy buena con los números” y afirmó que si se postulara a la presidencia del país sería “difícil de superar”. En una nueva entrevista publicada el viernes en …
          Trump asylum policy gets temporary reprieve from Court of Appeals      Comment   Translate Page      
Politics Reuters Trump asylum policy gets temporary reprieve from Court of Appeals
          Trump and the Smallpox Blankets      Comment   Translate Page      

This is, make no mistake, an attempt to introduce violent criminality and terrorism into any American city that disagrees with Our Leader (sounds better in the Original German) ...

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          It's Hard Staying Focused On Issues In The Midst Of Trump's 10-Ring Circus-- But Bernie Is Staying On Message       Comment   Translate Page      



How does Trump get people to not think about his disastrous economic policies, built on an entirely wasteful deficit that has nearly doubled to a trillion dollars since he occupied the White House? His pathetic circus routine has done the trick in a general sort of way. No one seems to be paying attention, for example, to his trade agenda with new outages come out every day, often more than one a day.

Yesterday, for example, Jake Tapper broke the news that a senior White House source-- probably Kushner-in-law or someone trying to get Kushner-in-law in trouble-- leaked the news that Trump told the Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan that he would grant him a pardon if he were sent to jail for having border agents illegally block asylum seekers from entering the U.S. Another Hair on Fire Friday moment! (And, by the way, since then Trump named McAleenan, acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.)

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Doing his best to leave Trump's constant, insane and attention-grabbing provocations to the media, Bernie keeps focusing on his core issues of income inequality and a rigged system. Yesterday he followed up on his trade agenda by releasing the video below, itself an update of the video above from last year. Bernie's key points about Trump's soggy trade deal with Mexico and Canada-- currently in no man's land in Congress where it has virtually no chance of being ratified-- are that:
the deal would continue to ship U.S. jobs to Mexico because Mexico's workers make as little as two dollars an hour, which the deal doesn't address
the deal doesn't protect the enironment
the deal is a give-away to pharmaceuticals and other big corporate special interests
Last November Bernie told his Vermont constituents exactly why he opposes Trump's deal too replace the same NAFTA that Bernie has always opposed and feels needs to be replaced.
As someone who not only voted against NAFTA, but walked on the picket lines against it, there is no question that this unfettered trade deal needs to be fundamentally rewritten. In my view, a re-negotiated NAFTA must stop the outsourcing of U.S. jobs, end the destructive race to the bottom, protect the environment, and lower the outrageously high price of prescription drugs. Clearly, Trump’s NAFTA 2.0 does not meet these standards and I will strongly oppose it in its current form. Unless strong enforcement mechanisms are written into the text of this agreement, corporations will continue to ship U.S. jobs to Mexico where workers are paid as little as $2 an hour.

Further, this deal includes some outrageous giveaways to the fossil fuel industry and big pharmaceutical companies that will harm the environment and increase prices for life-saving prescription drugs. Before this deal is sent to Congress for a vote it must include strong enforcement mechanisms to increase jobs and wages and all of the riders that benefit big fossil fuel polluters and pharmaceutical companies must be taken out of it. Trade is a good thing-- but it has got to be fair.

          Trump Schedule || Saturday, April 13 – Sunday, April 14, 2019      Comment   Translate Page      
President Trump is at the White House. He has no publicly scheduled events.
          Chốt thời hạn cho Nhà Trắng cung cấp bản khai thuế của ông Trump      Comment   Translate Page      

Ngày 13/4, Chủ tịch Ủy ban Tài chính và thuế vụ Hạ viện Mỹ Richard Neal yêu cầu Sở Thuế vụ Mỹ (IRS) cung cấp bản khai thuế thu nhập cá nhân và doanh nghiệp của Tổng thống Donanl Trump muộn nhất là ngày 23/4 tới.

Trong một lá thư gửi tới Ủy viên IRS Charles Rettig, Hạ nghị sỹ đảng Dân chủ Neal cảnh cáo nếu IRS tiếp tục bỏ lỡ thời hạn mới, cơ quan này sẽ bị coi là từ chối yêu cầu của Ủy ban Tài chính và thuế vụ Hạ viện.

Trước đó, IRS đã không cung cấp những tài liệu trên đúng theo hạn chót ban đầu là ngày 10/4 vừa qua.

Hôm 3/4 vừa qua, Hạ nghị sỹ Neal đã chính thức yêu cầu IRS cung cấp bản khai thuế thu nhập cá nhân và doanh nghiệp của Tổng thống Trump trong 6 năm. Đây được coi là một động thái "khai hỏa" cuộc chiến pháp lý với Nhà Trắng.

Ông Neal nhấn mạnh điều quan trọng là phải đảm bảo được trách nhiệm giải trình của các quan chức và chính phủ. Theo ông, để duy trì lòng tin vào nền dân chủ, người dân Mỹ cần được đảm bảo rằng chính phủ hoạt động theo đúng luật pháp.

Ông Neal là Hạ nghị sỹ duy nhất có đủ thẩm quyền để yêu cầu Bộ Tài chính Mỹ, cơ quan giám sát IRS, cung cấp dữ liệu của người nộp thuế. Tuy nhiên, Nhà Trắng đã từ chối thực hiện yêu cầu này.

Tổng thống Trump đã phá vỡ tiền lệ kéo dài nhiều thập kỷ qua tại Mỹ khi không công bố thông tin thu nhập khi còn là ứng viên tranh cử tổng thống của đảng Cộng hòa trong cuộc bầu cử Tổng thống Mỹ năm 2016.

Vì vậy, quyền Chánh Văn phòng Nhà Trắng Mick Mulvaney lập luận rằng từ trước khi diễn ra cuộc bầu cử, các cử tri đều biết rõ Tổng thống Trump sẽ không công khai các bản kê khai thuế và họ vẫn lựa chọn bỏ phiếu để bầu ông lên làm tổng thống, qua đó phủ nhận lý do mà phe Dân chủ đưa ra để yêu cầu các thông tin về thuế của Tổng thống Trump và gọi đây là ý đồ "tấn công chính trị."

Ông Trump cũng là Tổng thống Mỹ đầu tiên kể từ khi cựu Tổng thống Richard Nixon cầm quyền giai đoạn 1969-1974 từ chối tiết lộ các thông tin nộp thuế./.


          MÉXICO EEUU - Trump quiere invertir en el Tren Maya de México, según López Obrador      Comment   Translate Page      
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           Comment on Democrats wrong on Trump tax returns by MrTips       Comment   Translate Page      
I'd be quite happy for the Democrat media arms known as WaPo and CNN to be made to reveal their final payments and terms to the Covington boys, once the $250M each current defamation claims against them are sorted. And then the same financial claims be made against Stuff and NZME here. Given the number of apologies both have had to write lately they are obviously in need of tougher love.
           Comment on Democrats wrong on Trump tax returns by Warren Murray       Comment   Translate Page      
Setting aside whatever legal basis this has, it seems wrong, in principle, to be delving into anyone’s personal records. It remains the prerogative of anyone to choose to disclose their own information, but they shouldn’t have that choice being made by others.
           Comment on Democrats wrong on Trump tax returns by Im Right       Comment   Translate Page      
I'm on the side of Republicans on the whole, but have never been a fan of Trump and his tweeting...but then again he is what he is! The Democrats were sooooo sure they would win in 2016 that the shock of it all is affecting their policy and overall craziness, if it were not actual real life it would be a poorly written soap opera. With the party's big swing to the far left and presidential candidates agreeing with any proposal/idea that the fringe elements come up with (AOC,s green deal amongst others) they are making themselves unelectable apart from snowflake millennials and immigrants, they are in for a big shock next year when Sanders or Warren is the nominee against Trump (I don't think Biden will get the nod) as the voters will get to see the actual cost and job number losses with the promoted socialist Democratic policy. Popcorn sales will skyrocket!
           Comment on Democrats wrong on Trump tax returns by Brian Marshall       Comment   Translate Page      
I think the entire excuse for the looking into the presidents tax affairs is that they want to make sure that presidents don’t get preferential treatment. If it was genuine, then they should have been looking at Obama’s first.
           Comment on Democrats wrong on Trump tax returns by tas       Comment   Translate Page      
I wonder why Trump is unwilling to release his tax returns. Does he have something to hide? I agree that it's an inappropriate move by the democrats. However, my understanding is that the law is clear on this. I'm not sure what grounds they are refusing the request on.
           Comment on Democrats wrong on Trump tax returns by fernglas       Comment   Translate Page      
Those who support Trump will continue to support him, and vice-versa. If the Democrats want to get any traction, they need to stop playing the man and look for some issues of substance to counter him with. In a debate, you don't emulate the tone of the previous speaker, you offer a contrast. Otherwise you are tacitly approving their message. Same in politics. Plus it would be nice to see a bit of dignity in American politics, although I appreciate that in the US political dictionary, the word "dignity" is neatly sandwiched between "digging dirt" and "digtatorship"
          TRUMP THREAT: FLOOD CITIES WITH ILLEGALS      Comment   Translate Page      
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TRUMP THREAT: FLOOD CITIES WITH ILLEGALS


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          Donald Trump quiere invertir en el Tren Maya, asegura López Obrador      Comment   Translate Page      
López Obrador dijo que el secretario de Comercio de EU, Wilbur Ross, le dio un mensaje de Trump sobre la obra.
          Bernie sees path to beating Trump in Rust Belt...      Comment   Translate Page      

Bernie sees path to beating Trump in Rust Belt...


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          Biden bulldogs give him edge?      Comment   Translate Page      

Biden bulldogs give him edge?


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          SHOWDOWN: Dems give IRS until April 23 to turn over Trump tax returns...      Comment   Translate Page      

SHOWDOWN: Dems give IRS until April 23 to turn over Trump tax returns...


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          Kuzey Kore lideri Kim, Trump'la üçüncü zirveye hazır      Comment   Translate Page      
Kuzey Kore lideri Kim, Güney Kore ve ABD ile barış yönünde başlatılan diplomatik çabaların devamı için ABD Başkanı Trump ile üçüncü kez bir araya gelmeye hazır olduğunu söyledi.
          LMAO! TRUMP TO SEND ILLEGAL ALIENS TO LEFTIST CITIES LIKE SEATTLE      Comment   Translate Page      
What comes around goes around - you Leftists love illegal border jumpers? You can have them - and the Feds WILL NOT foot the welfare bill. LMAO!


TRUMP THREAT: FLOOD CITIES WITH ILLEGALS


          Trump to Screen Anti-Abortion Film at the White House      Comment   Translate Page      
South Facade of the White House, Washington DC
The tradition of the White House film night takes a turn to the right.
          Trump Says Windmills Cause Cancer, Leading To These Epic Memes      Comment   Translate Page      
Donald Trump has made headlines once again for making a fool of himself, and in turn also making a fool of our country. At a recent fundraiser for the National Republican Congressional Committee he said: If you have a windmill anywhere near your house, congratulations, your house just went down 75 percent in value. And…Continue Reading ›
          Cuban president calls for strengthened defenses, economy in response to Trump threats      Comment   Translate Page      
Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel accused the Trump administration on Saturday of dragging relations with the United States to their worst level in decades and called on Cubans to strengthen the Communist-run country's defenses and economy.
          Jemele Hill still speaking her mind, this time on podcast      Comment   Translate Page      

NEW YORK (AP) — Jemele Hill has moved on, but not from speaking her mind. The former ESPN host, best known to the non-sports world for tweets about President Donald Trump that provoked the White House to unsuccessfully seek her firing, launches a weekly podcast Monday on Spotify. On the show, “Jemele Hill is Unbothered,” […]
           Staatschefs: Trump und Kim sind wohl zu drittem Treffen bereit      Comment   Translate Page      
Zwei Treffen hat es gegeben, nun könnte ein drittes zwischen Kim Jong Un und Donald Trump geben. Doch es gibt einige Bedingungen.
          Trump, kutsal şehirlere sınırsız sayıda göçmen göndermeye hazırlanıyor      Comment   Translate Page      
ABD Başkanı Donald Trump yaptığı açıklamada, ülkedeki yasadışı göçmenleri kutsal şehirlere göndermeyi ve Demokrat belediye başkanlarına sınır güvenliği konusunda verilen savaşa katkı sağlamalarını istedi.
          Comediante muere en el escenario minutos después de bromear con su deceso         Comment   Translate Page      

La Prensa

Londres, Inglaterra.

El comediante británico de 60 años, Ian Cognito, murió mientras realizaba su show en un bar de la localidad inglesa de Bicester, cercana a Oxford.

Según relatan medios internacionales, diez minutos antes de su deceso, el jueves pasado, el humorista había bromeado sobre su propia muerte en el escenario.

John Ostojak, uno de los asistentes al show, contó a la BBC que el humorista dijo "imagínate que tienes un derrame y te despiertas hablando en galés".

Lea más: Colombia rechaza declaraciones de Trump sobre aumento de narcotráficoEl presentador del bar contó que Cognito también había dicho "imagínense si me muero en frente de todos ustedes".

Cuando el artista comenzó a sentirse mal y a respirar con visibles dificultades y permanecer en el escenario inmóvil durante varios minutos, el público incrédulo siguió con las risas, pensando que era parte de su espectáculo.

Al pasar unos minutos y ver que el humorista no reaccionaba, uno de los asistentes subió al escenario, se percató que no era parte del show y llamó a emergencia.

Lea más: Tesoro de EEUU intentará responder a tiempo sobre declaración fiscal de TrumpIan Cognito fue declarado muerto en el escenario.

Aún no se ha revelado la causa de su muerte.


          Migrantes de caravana viajarán en 45 buses desde Tapachula a Ciudad de México      Comment   Translate Page      

La Prensa

México.

La caravana migrante que llegó el viernes a México, saldrá en la madrugada del domingo desde Tapachula, Chiapas, hacia la Ciudad de México.

Al llegar a la capital mexicana, el grupo de migrantes (en su mayoría integrado por hondureños) solicitarán salvoconductos para poder transitar libremente por territorio azteca y así llegar, sin ningún impedimento, hasta la frontera con Estados Unidos.

Lea: Dos de los 4 hondureños heridos en un ataque en Guatemala están gravesSegún informó el diario El Heraldo de México, unos 2,300 migrantes viajarán en 45 buses que saldrán desde el municipio fronterizo de Huixtla.

Esta nueva caravana, la tercera que sale de Honduras y que según cifras no oficiales está conformada por al menos 2,000 personas, inició su recorrido el pasado miércoles, de la ciudad de San Pedro Sula, y su paso se le han unido salvadoreños y guatemaltecos.

Al grupo de migrantes que llegó a México se unirán otro gran número de cubanos que se encuentran varados en Tapachula.

Los éxodos masivos de migrantes hondureños, a los que se han unido guatemaltecos y salvadoreños, han provocado el malestar de Estados Unidos.

El presidente Donald Trump inició un proceso para retirar la ayuda financiera a Guatemala, Honduras y El Salvador por no evitar la salida de caravanas.


          First Lady Melania Trump Wears Karl Lagerfeld Couture to Meet Israel’s Prime Minister – Mandy Morrow      Comment   Translate Page      

First Lady Melania Trump Wears Karl Lagerfeld Couture to Meet Israel’s Prime Minister Melania Trump in Karl Lagerfeld

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          Sudan's new leader calls for dialogue       Comment   Translate Page      
Protest leaders in Sudan have met the transitional military council in Khartoum after the country's new ruler pledges to end the curfew, release jailed protesters and "uproot the former regime". Also: President Trump says he wants to meet Kim Jong-un again but the North Korean leader appears more cautious, and doubts emerge about the authenticity of the world's most expensive painting, Salvator Mundi, which has been attributed to Leonardo Da Vinci.
          Dems defend Omar after Trump retweets video against her      Comment   Translate Page      
Top Democrats on Saturday rushed to defend Rep. Ilhan Omar after President Donald Trump retweeted video that was edited to suggest she was being dismissive of the significance of the … Click to Continue »
          Democrats defend Muslim Representative Ilhan Omar after Trump retweets '9/11 video' against her      Comment   Translate Page      
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          Trump has 10 days to turn over tax returns, Democrats say      Comment   Translate Page      
Mnuchin says demand amounts to 'enormous precedent in potentially weaponizing the IRS,' administration will respond by deadline as legal showdown looms
          Democrats back Omar after Trump tweets edited video of 9/11 remarks      Comment   Translate Page      
Top lawmakers accuse president of amping up Islamaphobic sentiment against Muslim congresswoman by sharing clip of her referring to 2001 attacks as 'some people did something'
          US-Präsident Trump bleibt in der Einwanderungspolitik auf Konfrontationskurs      Comment   Translate Page      
Präsident Donald Trump will seinen Kurs in der Einwanderungspolitik verschärfen – und sorgt mit höchst ungewöhnlichen Ideen für Aufsehen. So sprach er am Freitag öffentlich über die Idee, illegal eingereiste Migranten in demokratisch regierte Städte zu befördern.
          Impeachable Pardon Offer?      Comment   Translate Page      
In Defying the Odds, we discuss Trump's dishonesty and his record of disregarding the rule of lawThe update -- just published --includes a chapter on the 2018 midterms.

Maggie Haberman, Annie Karni and Eric Schmitt at NYT:
President Trump last week privately urged Kevin McAleenan, the border enforcement official he was about to name as acting secretary of homeland security, to close the southwestern border to migrants despite having just said publicly that he was delaying a decision on the step for a year, according to three people briefed about the conversation.

It was not clear what Mr. Trump meant by his request or his additional comment to Mr. McAleenan that he would pardon him if he encountered any legal problems as a result of taking the action. Federal judges have already blocked the administration’s attempts to limit asylum seekers who illegally enter the country, and it is not likely that Mr. McAleenan would have ended up in jail if he had followed the president’s directive.

One of the people briefed on the conversation said it was possible Mr. Trump had intended the comments to Mr. McAleenan as a joke. But the conversation, which took place during the president’s visit to the border town of Calexico, Calif., alarmed officials at the Department of Homeland Security who were told of it, according to the people familiar with the remarks.

It was another instance of the president trying to undo a decision and to stretch the boundaries of his power, even when told there were legal issues at stake. The same situation played out on Friday, when Mr. Trump said he was considering releasing asylum seekers into so-called sanctuary cities after administration officials told reporters the proposal was rejected because of legal issues.
Quinta Jurecic at The Atlantic:
It is entirely reasonable to ask whether this, in itself, is an impeachable offense. Jamal Greene, a professor at Columbia Law School, sparked discussion on Twitter as to whether Trump’s actions might fall afoul of the Constitution’s requirement that the president “shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of … Bribery”—the pardon being the bribe offered. The legal scholar Charles Black, in his 1974 Impeachment: A Handbook, suggests that a president’s choice to pardon “all government police who kill anybody under any circumstances” would be impeachable insofar as it is “obviously wrong, in [itself], to any person of honor.”



          Trump Threat      Comment   Translate Page      
In Defying the Odds, we discuss Trump's dishonesty and his record of disregarding the rule of law. The update -- just published --includes a chapter on the 2018 midterms.

Rachel Bade and Nick Miroff at WP:
White House officials have tried to pressure U.S. immigration authorities to release detainees onto the streets of “sanctuary cities” to retaliate against President Trump’s political adversaries, according to Department of Homeland Security officials and email messages reviewed by The Washington Post
Trump administration officials have proposed transporting detained immigrants to sanctuary cities at least twice in the past six months — once in November, as a migrant caravan approached the U.S. southern border, and again in February, amid a standoff with Democrats over funding for Trump’s border wall.
Senior Trump adviser Stephen Miller discussed the proposal with ICE, according to two DHS officials. Matthew Albence, who is ICE’s acting deputy director, immediately questioned the proposal in November.
From February 2018:
President Trump said Thursday he is considering pulling U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers from California, warning that the nation’s most populous state would turn into a “crime nest” without the federal agents.

Trump said heavily Democratic California, which gave Hillary Clinton a resounding victory in the 2016 presidential race, was “doing a lousy management job.” He pointed to “a disgrace, the sanctuary city situation” and lamented the “protection of these horrible criminals.”
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“Frankly, if I wanted to pull our people from California, you would have a crime nest like you’ve never seen in California. All I’d have to do is say is, ‘ICE and Border Patrol, let California alone,’ you’d be inundated. You would see crime like nobody has ever seen crime in this country.”

He added: “If we ever pulled our ICE out, and we ever said, ‘Hey, let California alone, let them figure it out for themselves,’ in two months they’d be begging for us to come back. They would be begging. And you know what, I’m thinking about doing it.”

          Some say president's sanctuary city idea could help migrants stay in US      Comment   Translate Page      

In this April 5  photo, President Donald Trump participates in a roundtable on immigration and border security at the U.S. Border Patrol Calexico Station in Calexico, Calif. Trump said Friday he is considering sending “Illegal [...]

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          House Democrats increase demands for Trump tax returns, setting up potential court fight      Comment   Translate Page      

House Democrats on Saturday increased their demands for the IRS to give them access to President Trump’s tax returns — foreshadowing a lengthy legal battle in the courts House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard [...]

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          Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez thanks Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren for defending Ilhan Omar after Trump’s 9/11 video      Comment   Translate Page      

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., thanked those who came out in support of Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., after President Trump tweeted a video edited to suggest that the Minnesota congresswoman was dismissive of the significance of [...]

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          Corey Lewandowski involved in GOP 2020 campaign to dethrone Ocasio-Cortez      Comment   Translate Page      

Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski is working with a Republican candidate in a longshot bid to dethrone U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. The freshman congresswoman’s approval rating has dwindled since her election win in [...]

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          Proposal calls for eliminating student loan default status for struggling borrowers      Comment   Translate Page      

In a speech last year arguing that higher education faces a crisis in the U.S., Education Secretary Betsy DeVos pointed to eye-popping numbers from the federal student loan program.

Only a quarter of borrowers are making progress paying down their loans, she said, while 20 percent are either delinquent or in default. More than a million borrowers default on their student loans each year, and recent research has suggested the problem is growing worse.

The consequences for those borrowers can be severe, including hits to their credit score and garnishing of federal benefits. Their college may also withhold academic transcripts, and some states will suspend occupational licenses.

While DeVos herself has yet to call for specific changes with defaults in mind, a recent proposal makes the case for Congress to reduce defaults by simply eliminating the loan status outright.

Severely delinquent borrowers could still face negative consequences like credit reporting but would not be cut off from receiving federal student aid to pursue a degree. The idea may sound radical. But it wouldn't include the major costs to the government of large-scale loan forgiveness, argues Colleen Campbell, director for postsecondary education at the Center for American Progress and author of the proposal.

It could also put new scrutiny on whether the tools used to collect the most delinquent loans are truly effective as Congress explores potential changes to loan repayment through an update to the Higher Education Act.

Campbell argues that by ending default, the government could reallocate the $1 billion it spends on debt collections annually to more direct assistance to borrowers when they first start to struggle repaying their loans. Eliminating default would also allow borrowers to keep their access to federal aid like Pell Grants and continue making progress toward a degree.

“The federal government has extraordinary collections mechanisms for student loans that aren’t available for other kinds of consumer debt,” Campbell said. “It’s unnecessary to place additionally punitive consequences on top of collections. So why don’t we remove one of the consequences that is most damaging to folks who have been disenfranchised and who are most likely not benefiting from their experience in the postsecondary system?”

She said federal policy shouldn’t remove tools for struggling borrowers to improve their economic situation, especially opportunities to continue their postsecondary education.

A federal student loan enters default when a borrower has been delinquent for more than 270 days. After that, the loan is reassigned from a loan servicer to a debt collection company.

Ending default status wouldn’t mean removing any tools for the federal government to collect on student loan debt, Campbell said. Severely delinquent borrowers could be automatically enrolled in income-driven repayment plans. And the government could garnish wages and withhold tax refunds for those who still don’t repay their loans.

The government could also much more effectively use the money it spends on collections each year, Campbell said, by paying for better loan servicing.

“We can do much more intensive counseling between servicers and borrowers early on to prevent the worst outcomes,” she said.

Her proposal argues that eliminating default should be accompanied by other legislative changes to the financial aid system such as streamlining repayment programs, simplifying the application for federal student aid, providing more grants to students and creating clearer paths to loan forgiveness. Campbell also calls for assessing loan servicers using more objective measures so that the companies with the best repayment outcomes for borrowers receive new accounts.

Information on defaults is limited. But analyses of recent federal postsecondary data show high rates of default among African American borrowers in particular, even those who completed a degree. Nearly a quarter of black student borrowers who began college in the 2003-04 academic year and earned a bachelor’s degree had defaulted within 12 years.

The federal data also show that defaults depend more on a student’s circumstances and the type of institution they attended than their total amount of debt. Defaults are highest, in fact, among borrowers with the smallest loan amounts. And students who enrolled at for-profit colleges starting in 2003-04 were four times as likely as community college students to have defaulted on their loans 12 years later, according to an analysis by the Brookings Institution.

“This would overwhelmingly help people who don’t finish college, who received a certificate, who are borrowers of color, who are Pell Grant recipients,” Campbell said. “What we know about default is that it overwhelmingly impacts those communities.”

But industry representatives said debt collectors and loan servicers are "as different as apples and oranges."

"There needs to be more help for people who are delinquent," said Shelly Repp, senior adviser and counsel at the National Council of Higher Education Resources. "That doesn’t mean in our view you should get rid of debt collectors once they are in default."

Repp said removing debt collectors from the student loan system also wouldn't save the federal government money, since they only receive payments for loans they collect on.

"That doesn’t mean that more resources can’t be also applied to helping borrowers earlier in the process. As this report points out, compensation to servicer is very low."

Campbell said, however, that collections firms are paid $1,700 for each loan they rehabilitate. And the numbers for those borrowers aren't impressive -- nearly 40 percent of rehabilitated borrowers re-default within three years.

Some financial aid experts say proposals like eliminating default, like efforts in recent years to promote income-driven repayment, wouldn’t actually address whether borrowers are making progress paying down their loan principal. Mark Kantrowitz, publisher and vice president of research for Savingforcollege.com, said student aid policy experts have long questioned whether collection agencies are cost-effective. Many of the most powerful tools used by those companies, he said, could be employed by loan servicers. But he said defining away defaults wouldn’t solve the fundamental issue of loan repayment.

“I do not believe that superficial changes to the name of the problem or slight tweaks to the system will provide a real solution to the underlying problem,” Kantrowitz said. “Unfortunately, policy makers have a tendency to paint a problem a different shade of blue and declare the problem solved.”

But Jessica Thompson, director of policy and planning at the Institute for College Access and Success, said the proposal was an intriguing idea.

“It really does get down to changes that we think are pretty common-sense,” she said.

Thompson said many of the most punitive consequences attached to default aren’t in the interest of the borrower or the taxpayer, because they aren’t effective at getting loans in good standing. Default status for student loans was also created under an entirely different paradigm, when private banks would make loans with backing from the federal government, she said.

The Education Department signaled last year that it was interested in moving away from use of collections firms in the federal student loan program.

And the White House made clear last month that overhauling how defaulted debt is collected remains an ongoing concern for the Trump administration. A broad-ranging executive order on higher ed signed by President Trump included a directive for the Education Department and Treasury Department to recommend reforms of collection on defaulted student debt.

Previous attempts by the Education Department to move away from reliance on debt collectors have been hamstrung by legal challenges. While the executive order could mean more political capital is put behind those efforts, action from Congress could be necessary to move the student loan system away from reliance on debt collectors.

Senate lawmakers are currently discussing a reauthorization of the Higher Education Act for the first time in a decade. Senator Lamar Alexander, the Republican chairman of the Senate education committee, has proposed streamlining loan repayment by having payments automatically deducted from a borrower’s paycheck.

Some researchers have argued that payroll withholding could be the best way to prevent defaults. But Campbell said eliminating default outright would provide benefits to borrowers without overhauling student loan payments in a radical way.

“This isn’t a new repayment plan. It isn’t a complete rejiggering of how people make payments on their loans,” she said. “It’s basically a behind-the-scenes change that ultimately borrowers would experience in a very tangible way.”

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          Proposal Would Overhaul Public Service Loan Forgiveness      Comment   Translate Page      

Democratic lawmakers introduced a bill Thursday that would cut the wait time for debt relief under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness and expand eligibility to any borrower who holds a federal student loan.

The PSLF program promises debt cancellation for borrowers in eligible public or nonprofit sector jobs who make 120 monthly qualifying payments. It also requires that borrowers hold federal direct loans.

The bill, which was introduced by New York senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Virginia senator Tim Kaine, would allow borrowers to have half their debt forgiven after meeting eligibility requirements for five years. And it would expand eligibility to all types of federal student debt, including FFEL loans issued before the switch to direct federal lending in 2010.

The legislation would also require the Education Department to provide clearer guidance to borrowers up front about eligibility for loan forgiveness and simplify the application process.

The bill is co-sponsored by 13 other Democrats, including presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Amy Klobuchar and Cory Booker.

The Trump administration has repeatedly proposed eliminating the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. A 2017 House Republican proposal to reauthorize the Higher Education Act also called for eliminating PSLF, although it would grandfather in current borrowers.

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          Exchange on Liberal Arts at House Hearing      Comment   Translate Page      

U.S. Representative Thomas Massie, a Kentucky Republican who does not believe in human-caused climate change, had a testy exchange at a House hearing this week with John Kerry, the former secretary of state. Kerry has criticized President Trump for relying on scientific advice from those who dispute the scientific consensus on climate change. Massie questioned Kerry's credentials, accusing him of having a "pseudo-science" degree, referring to Kerry's bachelor's in political science from Yale University. "Are you serious?" Kerry asked.

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          Education Department May Offer Income-Share Plans      Comment   Translate Page      

Diane Auer Jones, principal deputy under secretary at the Department of Education, said Thursday that the Trump administration is considering establishing a program to offer income-share agreements.

Unlike student loans, students who receive ISAs commit to paying back a portion of their salary for a set number of years. While a handful of colleges have offered income-share agreements, they've mostly been limited to shorter-term boot-camp programs.

"We're thinking about how we can use the federal programs to do an experiment with income-share agreements," Jones said.

The Education Department has the ability to test new policies involving federal aid using its experimental sites authority.

Jones made the comments at the Reagan Institute Summit on Education, an annual conference in Washington focused on education policy.

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          American Jews Should Stay Out of Israeli Politics      Comment   Translate Page      
Whatever got into the minds of our friends in the American Reform and Conservative movements to write a letter to President Trump urging him to oppose bids to annex territory on the West Bank? This is not the time to be ringing alarm bells. Bibi...
          Kim Jong Un ofrece reunirse por tercera vez con Trump      Comment   Translate Page      
WASHINGTON/SEÚL. Pese al distanciamiento reciente, el líder norcoreano, Kim Jong Un, dijo que está interesado en reunirse con el presidente Donald Trump nuevamente sólo si Washington se presenta con la
          Top Asian News 3:46 a.m. GMT      Comment   Translate Page      

Top Asian News 3:46 a.m. GMTSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has retained his most important leadership post as his rubber-stamp parliament made a slew of personnel changes that bolstered his diplomatic lineup amid stalemated nuclear diplomacy with the United States. Some observers say the personnel appointments could show Kim's desire to keep nuclear diplomacy alive rather than returning to a policy of ratcheting up tensions. In Washington, President Donald Trump and visiting South Korean President met Thursday and agreed on the importance of nuclear talks with North Korea. The North's Korean Central News Agency reported Friday that Kim was re-elected as chairman of the State Affairs Commission at the first session of the Supreme People's Assembly on Thursday.



          Booker says Ilhan Omar "does not deserve these ... hate-filled attacks"      Comment   Translate Page      
2020 Democratic hopeful Sen. Cory Booker said U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar "does not deserve the kind of vicious, hate filled attacks that she's experiencing" after President Trump and other prominent conservatives criticized a partial quote by her. Booker spoke to "Face the Nation" moderator Margaret Brennan after launching his national campaign tour in Newark, New Jersey.

          Does Trump still love Wikileaks... or what? - BBC News      Comment   Translate Page      
  1. Does Trump still love Wikileaks... or what?  BBC News
  2. Diane Abbott sparks fury defending WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange and saying: ‘We all know it’s not about the rape  The Sun
  3. Diane Abbott appears to play down rape claims against Julian Assange as Jeremy Corbyn calls for extradition to be blocked  The Telegraph
  4. Julian Assange Wikileaks: Top 10 LEAKS from Julian Assange that SHOOK the world  Express.co.uk
  5. Julian Assange latest: Swedish software developer 'with links to WikiLeaks founder' arrested in Ecuador  Evening Standard
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          What Trump has said about Wikileaks - BBC News      Comment   Translate Page      
What Trump has said about Wikileaks  BBC News

Was it ever Trump's "thing"? We look in the archives to see. This video has been optimised for mobile viewing on the BBC News app. The BBC News app is ...


          Jemele Hill still speaking her mind, this time on podcast      Comment   Translate Page      
Jemele Hill (Photo: Facebook/Jemele Hill)Former ESPN host, Jemele Hill, best known to the non-sports world for tweets about President Donald Trump that provoked the White House to unsuccessfully seek her firing, launches a weekly podcast Monday on Spotify. On the show, "Jemele Hill is Unbothered," she'll conduct interviews and give commentary on sports, politics and culture.
          Trump sanctuary city idea could help some immigrants      Comment   Translate Page      
An idea floated by President Donald Trump to send immigrants from the border to "sanctuary cities" to exact revenge on Democratic foes could end up doing the migrants a favor by placing them in locations that make it easier to put down roots and stay in the country.
           Comment on Trump confirms possible plan to send immigrants to sanctuary cities, contradicting White House denials by galen       Comment   Translate Page      
Like #1 said, "smoke and mirrors." And sanctuary cities. Is this not the phenomenon known as "nations within nation," with all impunity in place? And the more of these cities they create the more we are overtaken, replaced, erased. Trump is gaslighting us here, big time. Wants us to go along with the insanity. Doublespeak having a heyday. Yeah, Mark, the only sanctuary is The Bill of Rights. .
          Ocasio-Cortez says Ilhan Omar's 'Life is in danger' after Trump tweets 9/11 video - AOL      Comment   Translate Page      
  1. Ocasio-Cortez says Ilhan Omar's 'Life is in danger' after Trump tweets 9/11 video  AOL
  2. Freshman congresswoman Omar responds to President Trump's tweet  ABC News
  3. AOC faces backlash for using 'First they came ... ' Holocaust poem in defense of Omar  Fox News
  4. Ilhan Omar's 9/11 comments spark more false outrage — and expose anti-Muslim bias  NBC News
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          Congressman Sets April 23 Deadline for Trump Tax Returns - The Wall Street Journal      Comment   Translate Page      
  1. Congressman Sets April 23 Deadline for Trump Tax Returns  The Wall Street Journal
  2. Here's who's winning under Trump's tax law  CNN
  3. House Democrats increase demands for Trump tax returns, setting up potential court fight  Fox News
  4. Trump's odd behavior is reason enough to compel disclosure of his tax returns  Los Angeles Times
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          Por qué Pekín se arriesga a enfrentarse con Washington en América Latina      Comment   Translate Page      


La rápida expansión de las inversiones chinas en América Latina y el Caribe puede conducir a que EEUU responda fuertemente e incremente la competencia en este rincón del mundo, opina el experto Ignacio Tornero de la empresa consultora Carey.

Aunque las inversiones chinas disminuyeron en 2018 en los grandes países de la región, incluidos Argentina y Brasil, Pekín trata de fortalecer sus lazos con otros Estados relativamente más pequeños, pero no menos importantes, como Perú y Chile, reveló el reporte de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM).

Según este reporte, Perú y Chile se atribuyeron respectivamente el 63,03% y el 16,31% de las inversiones que China hizo en la región en 2018. Además, un total de 15 países de América Latina y el Caribe se unieron al ambicioso proyecto del presidente chino Xi Jinping, que se llama la Iniciativa del Cinturón y Ruta de la Seda y que prevé la reconstrucción de la antigua ruta de la seda y la creación de una ruta marítima paralela.

El especialista Ignacio Tornero de la empresa consultora Carey considera que China está llenando el hueco dejado por las empresas estadounidenses a medida que la Administración de EEUU trata de hacer realidad el eslogan, utilizado por Trump en las elecciones presidenciales: "Haz América [Estados Unidos] grande otra vez".

"La reacción de los chinos en el último año y medio ha sido tal que ellos empezaron a ser más agresivos [en la esfera de negocios] y entendieron que existe un hueco para el Gobierno y las empresas chinas en América Latina", aseveró el interlocutor de Sputnik.

Sin embargo, debido al aumento de la rivalidad geopolítica entre EEUU y China, el experto espera que Washington responda fuertemente a la expansión china en la región, que frecuentemente fue considerada por los políticos estadounidenses como "el patio trasero de EEUU".

"Pienso que Washington entiende que Pekín representa una enorme amenaza desde el punto de vista geopolítico y económico. Cuando EEUU enfrente este tipo de amenaza, reaccionará. (…) Creo que Washington tratará de aprovecharse de su proximidad geopolítica e influencia en América Latina para bloquear la expansión de China", recalcó.

A su vez el profesor mexicano Enrique Dussel Peters aseguró que los Gobiernos recién elegidos en Argentina, Chile, El Salvador y Brasil, que criticaron a China durante las campañas electorales, posiblemente tomen enfoques más programáticos hacia Pekín.

"Todos estos Gobiernos nuevos entendieron que China es muy importante, en lo que se refiere a la demanda de sus exportaciones. Ellos tuvieron que bajar sus expectativas y continuaron desarrollando las relaciones normales con el país asiático", argumentó.

Tornero considera que es poco probable que la mayor parte de personas —que viven en América Latina y el Caribe— vaya a elegir entre EEUU y China.

"No creo que la mayor parte de la gente aquí se preocupe por qué país goza de mayor influencia en Chile: EEUU o China. Por ejemplo, cuando la gente decide comprar celulares de Huawei no les interesa en qué país se han producido estos teléfonos. ¿Acaso no es verdad que lo único que quieren es tener una mejor calidad de vida?", se preguntó el experto.

Además, Tornero citó otro ejemplo de la exitosa cooperación realizada entre China y Chile. Hoy en día los residentes de Santiago de Chile pueden disfrutar de los confortables buses eléctricos con conexiones wifi producidos por las empresas chinas BYD y Yutong. Las autoridades chilenas introdujeron una flota de 200 autobuses chinos para conseguir la meta, que consiste en que un 80% de sus autobuses públicos sean eléctricos para 2022.

Por si fuera poco las autoridades chilenas aprobaron la adquisición por parte de la empresa China Southern Power Grid de una participación del 27% en el mayor sistema de transmisión de electricidad en Chile, Transelec. Aparte de eso, tras una prolongada revisión antimonopolista, la corporación china Tianqi Lithium recibió en diciembre de 2018 una aprobación para poder finalizar su compra de un 23,77% de participación en el grupo minero Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile.

https://mundo.sputniknews.com/economia/201904131086694641-expansion-inversiones-china-respuesta-eeuu-incremento-competencia/

          The Incitement Against Ilhan Omar      Comment   Translate Page      
It was inevitable that Trump and Rupert Murdoch were going to run with the demagogic campaign started by Dan Crenshaw’s willful misleading, with predictably terrible results: Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Tex.) shared the clip on Twitter, and it quickly went viral. Omar’s allies swiftly condemned the congressman, who defended himself in an interview with NBC on […]
          Did Netanyahu's bromance with Trump help him win settler vote? - Tovah Lazaroff      Comment   Translate Page      
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          Trump's 9/11 tweet on Rep. Ilhan Omar draws condemnation from Democrats      Comment   Translate Page      
President Trump tweeted a video that splices together words from Rep. Ilhan omar with footage from September 11. High profile Democrats said the president crossed a line and accused him of jeopardizing the Congresswoman’s safety.
          Iran Guard Terror Designation May Endanger U.S. Troops      Comment   Translate Page      

The White House was looking to shake things up when it designated Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps as a foreign terrorist organization. It worked, NBC News reports.

“American terrorists killed in bombing,” read a headline in Iran’s official Fars news agency, referring to an attack in Afghanistan that killed three U.S. servicemen. Iranian lawmakers dressed in military uniforms chanted "Death to America" during an open session of Parliament on Tuesday. And according to the country’s Mehr news agency, Parliament passed an emergency bill requesting that countries that arrest U.S troops should hand them over to Iran to face trial as terrorists.

Richard Nephew, a former director for Iran at the National Security Council who served as a member of the team who negotiated the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement — from which President Donald Trump has since withdrawn — said Trump's decision to designate the Guard as terrorists would most likely make American operations in the region “much more complicated.”

Trump called the designation an “unprecedented step” that “recognizes the reality that Iran is not only a state sponsor of terrorism, but that the IRGC actively participates in, finances, and promotes terrorism as a tool of statecraft.”



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          Saturday a little more boxes icon NFL icon Womens Pierre-Luc Dubois Jersey      Comment   Translate Page      
I couldn’t agree more, she wrote on Instagram. Skip to content This article was originally published in July, 2013: Most likely headed for his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, Trump will be escaping the daily pressures of life in Washington, which include daily briefings with top aides, meetings with world leaders, and running into […]
          From 'Comrade Bernie' to 'Dildos Against Democracy': The top 5 Democrat conspiracies ranked      Comment   Translate Page      
The earth is flat; FEMA is controlled by shape-shifting reptilians; water additives are turning the freaking frogs gay... Conspiracy theories used to be the preserve of hippies and kooks, but now the Democratic party wants in. Comment: Actually, the understanding of conspiracies and their part in US politics has a solid history, and rightly so: Conspiracy theories abounded in 19th-century American politics Although Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report has put to pasture the idea that President Donald Trump conspired with Russia to steal the 2016 election, there's something about the 'Russiagate' conspiracy that just won't die. For the Democratic Party and its cheerleaders and supporters in the media, the Russians are still the sinister force behind everything bad and rotten in American politics. We've gathered and ranked five of the best here. Strap on your tinfoil hat and enter the twilight zone of the American establishment. Spying is lying
          Zarif lambastes US' IRGC 'terrorist' label: Without it, Daesh 'would have held two Arab capitals'      Comment   Translate Page      
Washington can't salvage its raison d'etre for Middle East intervention - the continued existence of Daesh - by scapegoating Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), which has been on the front lines of the fight against Daesh since that group was created, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday. "Losers of our region's War on Terror cannot rescind history. Targeting #IRGC won't revive ISIS and Nusra - their clients and very creations," Zarif tweeted on Thursday. "Game over, ladies and gentlemen: time to face the fact that you've exhausted every wrong choice and scapegoating won't be your panacea." "When @realdonaldtrump insisted that 'Iran is killing ISIS', exactly who did he think was doing the fighting & making the sacrifice?" the diplomat continued, noting that "ISIS would've held two Arab capitals & fielded a Terrorist Army on Europe's doorstep had #IRGC not fought alongside brave peoples of Iraq & Syria."
          Kim Jong-un: US has until end of 2019 to change its 'posture' or NK will boost defenses      Comment   Translate Page      
The failed face-to-face talks with President Donald Trump raise doubt whether the US is really committed to improving relations with North Korea, its leader Kim Jong-un said, while promising to beef up the nation's defense. Pyongyang will give the US till the end of the year to drop "its current calculation method" with regards to bilateral talks and come up with "a correct posture" instead, Kim said, the state-run KCNA news agency reported on Saturday. In that case, North Korea will consider holding a third summit with President Trump sometime in the future, he explained. Addressing the nation's parliament, Kim said that his talks with US President Donald Trump in February raised "a strong question" whether the country was right in making concessions. The meeting, which was cut short by the White House and ended without an agreement, also cast doubt on the "true willingness" of Washington to improve relations with North Korea. According to Kim, the problem lied in the...
          'Redefining' moment: 'Only Congress can declare war', prompts Pompeo's claim Iran is connected to al-Qaeda      Comment   Translate Page      
The lawmakers believe any military action against Tehran must be authorized by Congress. It is unclear whether the Trump administration agrees. US senators warned State Secretary Mike Pompeo on Wednesday that the White House has no authority to declare war on anyone - including Iran - since, according to the US Constitution, this power belongs to Congress. Talking to Pompeo during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing Wednesday, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) asked Pompeo if the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force, issued to allow US troops fight with entities responsible for the 9/11 attacks and their associated forces, included Iran. Pompeo dodged the question in his trademark manner, addressing the formalities to the lawyers, but claimed he has no doubt that "there's a connection" between the Iranian government and al-Qaeda, the terror group that was responsible for 9/11. "The factual question with respect to Iran's connections to al-Qaeda is very real. They have...
          Giuliani: Assange could reveal Ukraine was behind Russia collusion 'plot'      Comment   Translate Page      
President Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani, in an exclusive interview with the Washington Examiner, said Julian Assange could expose a "plot" involving Ukraine to falsely accuse Trump of colluding with Russia. The WikiLeaks publisher was arrested Thursday in London and urged resistance to the "Trump administration" as he was dragged out of Ecuador's embassy to face extradition. Assange helped elect Trump with 2016 dumps of damaging Democratic emails allegedly hacked by Russia. He was charged with a single count of computer-hacking conspiracy relating to Chelsea Manning's 2010 leaks of military and diplomatic secrets. Trump distanced himself from the case, but Giuliani said Assange's apprehension - after nearly seven years in the embassy - could benefit the president, who was recently exonerated of criminal collusion with Russia by special counsel Robert Mueller.
          The US charge against Assange is fraudulent and that's a fact      Comment   Translate Page      
Julian Assange sits in a jail cell today after being betrayed by the Ecuadorian government and his home country of Australia. A British judge named Michael Snow has found the WikiLeaks founder guilty of violating bail conditions, inserting himself into the annals of history by labeling Assange "a narcissist who cannot get beyond his own selfish interest." So that tells you how much of a fair and impartial legal proceeding we can expect to see from the British judicial process on this matter. But the real reason that Assange has been surrendered by the Ecuadorian government, imprisoned by the British government, and ignored by the Australian government is not directly related to any of those governments, but to that of the United States of America. An unsealed indictment from the Trump administration's District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, accompanied by an extradition request, charges Assange with "conspiracy to commit computer intrusion for agreeing to break a...
          Why Can’t Trump Criticize the Press?      Comment   Translate Page      

The following article, Why Can’t Trump Criticize the Press?, was first published on iPatriot.

My advice for President Trump - Keep on criticizing them when they deserve it.

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          Trump Administration Stalls On Request For Trump’s Tax Returns      Comment   Translate Page      
Nixon said he was above the law. Unlike Trump, Nixon won reelection by a majority vote and didn’t have to resort to the Electoral College, AND DON’T FORGET IT WAS PUT INTO THE CONSTITUTION TO PROTECT SLAVE OWNERS. McGovern was not a crook. Nixon said of Nixon that Nixon was not a crook. But Nixon...
          Trump says there was ‘illegal spying’ on his campaign after Barr backs off explosive claim      Comment   Translate Page      
Barr said “might have been spying” in which case the Campaign wasn’t in any way being honest (and hey, it’s TanTrump, what more would YOU believe?) and Trumpft chimed in by saying there was “definitely” and “absolutely” spying, and a day later Barr changed his tune. Trump is one paranoid pussy and this is going...
          While Ms Omar is being badmouthed by the Republicans for accurately pointing that Islam didn’t burn down the Twin Towers…      Comment   Translate Page      
A white ‘christian’ young punk whose daddy is a sheriff burned down 3 Black Folks churches in Louisiana. So far Fox, The New York Post and the Trump haven’t called for all christians to be treated as Terrorists. Or even the Lone Wolf church burner. The Klan get a lot of slack on their leashes....
          President Trump targets Rep. Ilhan Omar with a video of Twin Towers burning      Comment   Translate Page      
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) listens as lawmakers speak about the Voting Rights Enhancement Act, H.R. 4, on Capitol Hill on February 26, 2019 in Washington, DC.

President Donald Trump on Friday tweeted a video attacking Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., for the way she phrased a reference to 9/11, adding fuel to a controversy that has swelled in Republican political circles this week. By Saturday morning, dozens of lawmakers and public figures had denounced the social media post and the sentiments behind it.


          Comment on Bette Midler: Mueller Should ‘Hang’ Trump and His Family ‘Good and High’ by Geo Glover      Comment   Translate Page      
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          Asegura AMLO que gobierno de Donald Trump quiere invertir en Tren Maya      Comment   Translate Page      

AMLO comentó que el secretario de Comercio estadounidense, Wilbur Ross, le comentó que el gobierno de Trump desea invertir en el Tren Maya.

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          Alyssa Milano Gets Brutal Reality Check After Calling Trump’s Sanctuary Proposal ‘Sick and Twisted’      Comment   Translate Page      

Actress and wannabe political commentator Alyssa Milano is getting blasted by the internet for her hypocritical comments about President Donald Trump’s sanctuary city proposal. On Friday, Trump warned that he might give liberals what they want — more illegal immigrants in Democrat-controlled sanctuary cities. “Due to the fact that Democrats are unwilling to change our…

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          Euro rose from the ashes      Comment   Translate Page      

Despite all the attempts of Mario Draghi to drown the euro, EUR/USD bulls managed to finish the second week of April in the green zone. The vulnerability of the main competitor and positive news from China's inflation and the trade balance, as well as from European industrial production, allowed the main currency pair to consolidate above the base of the 13th figure. Buyers do not intend to stop, hinting that it is time to put an end to the upward trend in the USD index.

At a time when the US economy slows down and the Fed intends to keep the federal funds rate at least until the end of 2019 (according to a consensus assessment of the Wall Street Journal experts, it will not change until 2021), practically nothing depends on the US dollar. It is forced to go with the flow and react to the behavior of other currencies and central banks. In order to resume the normalization cycle, the Fed needs very strong statistics. And how to get it, if the effect of the fiscal stimulus disappears, and the IMF predicts a decline in US GDP growth rates to 2.3% (the Fed forecast + 2.1%). The White House still believes in magical + 3%, but this requires either a new tax reform, or a reanimation of QE, or a weak dollar. The latter option is perhaps the most realistic for Donald Trump, which reduces the risks of a large-scale trade war between the US and the EU because in this situation the USD index will go up again.

For a long time, "American" were afraid to sell because of the weakness of its competitors. Nevertheless, a positive from European business activity and industrial production returned interest in buying EUR/USD. If the economy of the currency bloc groped for the bottom, and the Chinese data would stretch a helping hand to it, then why not increase the share of the euro in investment portfolios? In this regard, the release of data on the GDP of China for the first quarter and for the indexes of purchasing managers in the eurozone in April can disperse the upward movement of the main currency pair. Unless, of course, there are no unpleasant surprises.

Dynamics of European business activity and GDP

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One of them may come from the States, which intend to impose duties on imports of aircraft and other goods from the EU due to non-market subsidies to Airbus. There are rumors in the market about the start of a new trade war, but in fact, in this way, Donald Trump may push Brussels to negotiate the abolition of tariffs on industrial goods. If the parties agree, this will improve the position of international trade, and in fact, its slowdown, according to the IMF, has become the main brake on global GDP. The authoritative organization lowered the forecasts for economic growth in the eurozone from 1.6% to 1.3% in 2019, however, as often happens, the worse the estimate, the more reasons for joy if it is exceeded.

Technically, the second false breakdown of the lower limit of the medium-term consolidation range of 1.125-1.15 testifies to the weakness of the "bears" in EUR/USD. If the opponents manage to return the quotes to the middle of the trading channel and activate, thus, the "Deception-Release" pattern, the risks of continuing the rally in the direction of the "Wolfe waves#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F2019_04_14%2F297880" target will increase.

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          Revela López Obrador interés de Trump en el Tren Maya      Comment   Translate Page      
El presidente dijo que el mandatario de Estados Unidos quiere “ayudar” con el proyecto.
          Assange im Horror-Gefängnis - Mutter mit dramatischem Appell - Trump mit irrer Kehrtwende      Comment   Translate Page      
Nach sieben Jahren in der ecuadorianischen Botschaft ist Wikileaks-Gründer Julian Assange festgenommen worden. Sollte er an die USA ausgeliefert werden, droht ihm womöglich die Todesstrafe. Sein Gesundheitszustand ist schlecht.
          Trump remet en cause l’accès des démocrates au rapport complet sur l’enquête russe      Comment   Translate Page      
Donald Trump a semblé remettre en cause samedi l’accès des démocrates du Congrès au rapport complet...
           Comment on Yes, We Have No Collusion by dduck12       Comment   Translate Page      
Barr should be barred from holding any important government office, he is mega shill and makes me wish for the return of Sessions: "William Barr Obliterated the DOJ’s Standard for Defending Laws Because Donald Trump Asked" "While serving as President Jimmy Carter’s attorney general, Benjamin Civiletti explained that this policy is rooted in the Constitution’s separation of powers. While the courts are charged with protecting “both the government and the citizenry from unconstitutional action, legislative and Executive [ … ] only the Executive Branch can execute the statutes of the United States,” including by defending them in the courts. Therefore, “if executive officers were to adopt a policy of ignoring or attacking acts of Congress whenever they believed them to be in conflict with the provisions of the constitution, their conduct in office could jeopardize the equilibrium established within our constitutional system.” Cute, just defend the laws the king likes; COOL.
           Comment on Yes, We Have No Collusion by dhlii       Comment   Translate Page      
There are timelines out the whazzo. Everbody has their own timeline. Every timeline has a spin. We need to try to take a timeline and separate the fact from the fiction. By now we have a pretty good idea of what the facts are - with respect to the conduct of the Trump campaign. We have alot of information regarding the conduct of the investigating into Trump but there are huge holes. Many of these timelines are full of alleged contact between Trump/surogates and russia. Most from the Steele Dossier. So one issue is do you still beleive anything in the Steele Dossier ? What has been occuring over time as we learn more is: We are learning that nearly all the claims about Trump contact with Russia are not merely false, but that the FBI had good reason to doubt them from the begining. For more then two years each news cycle has begun with a "here is the smoking gun" story about Trump. Nearly all of these have ultimately proven false. A few have proven innocuous. conversely as time passes we get more rumouts about what occured inside the Obama administration and early trump administation. With time these slowly change from rumor to fact.
           Comment on Yes, We Have No Collusion by Ron P       Comment   Translate Page      
Roby, what you describe as fear of the future is the same as we, the conservatives and Libertarians felt when Obama was in office and what we fear should someone left of Biden get elected. Remember, Trump is a product of Obama. Had we not had Obama and his division of America, we would not have Trump today. For every action, there is a reaction. Your fear is justified because each reaction is much more divisive each time it occurs and hrings with it political positions much more extreme.
           Comment on Yes, We Have No Collusion by dhlii       Comment   Translate Page      
I provided a link to something a long long time ago. Frankly I think an extended list of the know facts is incredibly damning. BTW there was nothing wrong with Barr's remarks. While Comey eschews the term "spying" changing the label does not change the facts. Whether the FBI or DOJ "spied" on Trump is less clear. There is ZERO question that Stephen Halper was a spy, and was deployed against the Trump campaign. It is unclear whether he was working for CIA or FBI. There is a fair amount of evidence that Halper was not alone. Both Stone and Corsi were approached by people who have since been identified as frequent FBI informants. One of the big areas that has not gotten much attention, nor has there been much evidence made public is about what went on inside the WH, DOJ/FBI/CIA/NSA from dec 2015 through July 2016. There is evidence the Trump investigation was started at the direction of Obama in dec 2015, There is evidence that Obama was personally involved being briefed several times a week. There are suggestions that some "spying" was done in early 2016. But most of what was going on during that time has not been very well documented publicly. Ukraine is likely to be a guagmire of Democrats. There were stories about Clinton and the Ukrianian embassy in 2016. I beleive there is a claim that the Ukrainians had something to do with the Steele Dossier. Ukraine was Clinton's playground from 2009 through 2017. But there has been a power shift in the Ukraine, they have their own version of investigations tearing their politics apart. And today those appear to be benefiting Trump. I expect more stories like that of Biden forcing the Ukrainians to shut down an investigation of a relative. I do not know of what was actually occuring. I would not be surprised to find the Ukrainians involved in trying to provide dirt on Trump or concocting parts of the steele dossier. I would be completely surprised to find any actual direct involvement of Ukraine in the 2016 election. Just as the Trump/Russia collustion narative is completely lunatic - it requires beleiving that Trump is both incredible stupid, incredibly lucky, incredibly good at getting others to keep secrets, and incable of recognizing that the risks are enormous and the benefits miniscule. None of that changes if you turn this into Clinton/Ukraine. It is always going to be hard to sell me that anyone - even Hillary would actively involve a foriegn power in a US election, there is nothing to gain and everything to lose. Use them to get dirt on Trump - absolutely. But exposing that does nothing but diminish any left case against Trump.
           Comment on Yes, We Have No Collusion by dhlii       Comment   Translate Page      
There are many things the author gets right. With very few exceptions the worst 2016 republican was a better choice than Hillary. But Democrats are NOT where republicans were in 2015. The best possible democrats have ZERO practical chance. The democrats with a real shot, are all highly likely to lose to Trump. None of them are Rubio's or Rand's or Walker's. I am disappointed that the author is dismissive of Carson. Carson is NOT Santorum. Carson is someone who has real accomplishments in his life, and has done so through hard work. He is not a billionare, but unlike Trump he is actually self made. You can disagree with Carson but pretending he is merely some inconsequential culture warrior is stupid. But enough of Carson. My point is that 2019 is not the equivalent of 2015 except for democrats. 2019 looks more like the republican 2011 or worse. Democrats have lost touch with the electorate and have not figured that out yet. They will continue to win in deep blue states - just as republicans are likely to continue to win in deep red ones. But they are not even close to understanding what it will take to win in the heartland. To win in flyover country. Until they figure out they are headed in the wrong direction their prospects are grim.
          2,700 Central American Children To be allowed Into The U.S by Trump Administration      Comment   Translate Page      

The Trump administration has agreed to settle a lawsuit with a dozen Central American families who challenged the government’s cancellation of a program that was designed to reunite children in that region with their parents living in the U.S. As a result, some 2,700 children living in Central America may be allowed to enter the […]

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          Trump revisits migrant proposal; tweets refer to ‘sanctuary’ placements      Comment   Translate Page      
President Donald Trump said Friday that his administration is giving "strong considerations" to a plan to release migrant detainees exclusively into "sanctuary cities," reviving a ... - Source: www.nwaonline.com
          President Trump's lawyer Rudy Giulianni hits the anti-Trump dossier as a 'piece of garbage'      Comment   Translate Page      

President Trump's lawyer Rudy Giulianni hits the anti-Trump dossier as a 'piece of garbage'A new poll shows a rebound in President Trump's job approval after the release of Mueller report summary.



          Président Trump, an III : l’ami des hommes forts      Comment   Translate Page      
Le locataire de la Maison Blanche a accueilli cette semaine à Washington le président égyptien Abdel Fattah Al-Sissi. L’occasion pour M. Trump de louer le « travail formidable » du maréchal dans son pays.
          ABD Kongresi’nin Müslüman üyesi Ilhan Omar’ı hedef gösteren Başkan Trump’a tepki yağdı      Comment   Translate Page      

ABD Başkanı Donald Trump’ın Kongre’deki iki Müslüman temsilciden biri olan Ilhan Omar’ı hedef göstermesine tepkiler büyüyor. Trump cuma günü, Omar’ı 11 Eylül saldırılarını önemsemiyormuş gibi gösterecek şekilde kurgulanmış bir videoyu, “ASLA UNUTMAYACAĞIZ” sözleri eşliğinde Twitter’da paylaşmıştı. 2020 Başkan aday adaylarının da aralarında bulunduğu Demokrat Partililer, Kongre’deki tek başörtülü temsilci olan Omar’a yönelik bu paylaşımı “şiddet […]

ABD Kongresi’nin Müslüman üyesi Ilhan Omar’ı hedef gösteren Başkan Trump’a tepki yağdı Medyascope


          US House panel chairman gives IRS April 23 deadline on Trump taxes      Comment   Translate Page      
U.S. congressional Democrats on Saturday headed for a showdown with the Internal Revenue Service over President Donald Trump's tax returns, setting a new hard deadline of April 23 for the federal tax agency to hand the documents over to lawmakers.
          Pelosi slams Trump over attack on Muslim congresswoman using 9/11 images      Comment   Translate Page      
U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi criticized President Donald Trump on Saturday for a Twitter post that used 9/11 imagery while suggesting Democratic congresswoman Ilhan Omar, a Muslim, was dismissive of the New York attacks.
          Sanders calls on Trump to scrap his trade plan      Comment   Translate Page      
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Saturday called upon President Trump to scrap his new trade deal, which would replace the N...
          A Donald Trump le interesa invertir en el Tren Maya: AMLO - Vanguardia.com.mx      Comment   Translate Page      
  1. A Donald Trump le interesa invertir en el Tren Maya: AMLO  Vanguardia.com.mx
  2. El sureste de México ya no estará en el abandono, asegura AMLO  Publimetro México
  3. Donald Trump quiere invertir en Tren Maya y otros proyectos de México  Milenio
  4. AMLO presume acuerdo para impulsar el desarrollo en el sureste  El Universal
  5. El tren maya, entre el desarrollo y el ecocidio  Noticieros Televisa
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          Vamos a respetar la 'santidad' de los contratos: AMLO - El Financiero      Comment   Translate Page      
  1. Vamos a respetar la 'santidad' de los contratos: AMLO  El Financiero
  2. AMLO, agradecido con Trump por su apertura y respeto  Milenio
  3. México está listo para iniciar proceso de ratificación de T-MEC: Ebrard  Noticieros Televisa
  4. Anunciarán acuerdo de inversión México-EU; Slim y Fink, invitados  El Universal
  5. AMLO se compromete al desarrollo del Sureste  El Diario de Yucatán
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          Pelosi hits Trump over use of 9/11 images to criticize Muslim lawmaker      Comment   Translate Page      
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          California National Guard to defy Trump administration's military transgender ban      Comment   Translate Page      
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          TRUMP I KIM OTVORENI ZA TREĆI SUMMIT:’ Gledat ćemo kako Sjeverna Koreja postaje jedna od najuspješnijih nacija na svijetu’      Comment   Translate Page      
Donald Trump i Kim Jong Un otvoreni za održavanje trećeg summita Američki predsjednik Donald Trump i sjevernokorejski predsjednik Kim Jong Un su kazali da su otvoreni za mogućnost održavanja trećeg summita na kojem bi se razgovaralo o sjevernokorejskom nuklearnom programu, prenosi danas dpa. Nakon što je Kim u petak u parlamentu kazao da će “strpljivo […]
          Three On Three      Comment   Translate Page      
Three Speaking Of Treason 1. One is approached by a Russian. 2. One does not report this to a government entity. 3. One meets with the Russian. ================================== As it were- Downsized and dismissed as a nothing burger.   Three About WikiLeaks: 1. Trump knows nothing about WikiLeaks. 2. It is not Trump’s thing. 3. […]
          Three About WikiLeaks      Comment   Translate Page      
1. Trump knows nothing about WikiLeaks. 2. It is not Trump’s thing. 3. Please ignore the 140 times I praised WikiLeaks during my campaign. ========================== Could it be? A hint to erase our memory?
          Eric and Lara Trump are expecting their second child      Comment   Translate Page      
President Trump will be a grandfather of 10 after the wife of his second-oldest son gives birth to a new baby in August.
          ANN ALTHOUSE ON THE CLEVERNESS OF TRUMP’S “SANCTUARY CITY” TROLLING: I think Gessen is seeing tha…      Comment   Translate Page      
ANN ALTHOUSE ON THE CLEVERNESS OF TRUMP’S “SANCTUARY CITY” TROLLING: I think Gessen is seeing that the responses to Trump are reinforcing what he’s saying, that it’s bad to have a sudden big influx of economically needy immigrants. Trump wins if he gets the sanctuary city proponents to show that they were just posing as […]
          Trump sanctuary city idea could help migrants stay in US (Associated Press)      Comment   Translate Page      

Associated Press:
Trump sanctuary city idea could help migrants stay in US  —  PHOENIX (AP) — An idea floated by President Donald Trump to send immigrants from the border to “sanctuary cities” to exact revenge on Democratic foes could end up doing the migrants a favor by placing them in locations that make it easier …


          Did the #TrumpTaxScam raise your taxes? (Future Majority)      Comment   Translate Page      

Future Majority:
Did the #TrumpTaxScam raise your taxes?  —  Trump will be in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Monday - Tax Day - for a MAGA rally where he'll trumpet the GOP tax law.  —  You heard that right.  —  Throughout this tax season, Americans expecting a big tax cut promised by Trump and the GOP got the opposite - a tax increase.


          Trump sanctuary city idea could help migrants stay in U.S.      Comment   Translate Page      

PHOENIX – An idea floated by President Donald Trump to send immigrants from the border to “sanctuary cities” to exact revenge on Democratic foes could end up doing the migrants a favor by placing them in locations that make it easier to put down roots and stay in the country.

The plan would put thousands of immigrants in cities that are not only welcoming to them, but also more likely to rebuff federal officials carrying out deportation orders. Many of these locations have more resources to help immigrants make their legal cases to stay in the United States than smaller cities, with some of the nation’s biggest immigration advocacy groups based in places like San Francisco, New York City and Chicago. The downside for the immigrants would be a high cost of living in the cities.

The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University announced this week that an analysis found that immigrants in sanctuary cities such as New York and Los Angeles are 20% less likely to be arrested out in the community than in cities without such policies.

“With immigrants being less likely to commit crimes than the U.S. born population, and with sanctuary jurisdictions being safer and more productive than non-sanctuary jurisdictions, the data damns this proposal as a politically motivated stunt that seeks to play politics with peoples’ lives,” said George Gascon, district attorney for San Francisco.

Trump has grown increasingly frustrated over the situation at the border, where tens of thousands of immigrant families are crossing each month, many to claim asylum. His administration has attempted several efforts to stop the flow and he recently shook up the top ranks of the Department of Homeland Security.

The idea to ship immigrants to Democratic strongholds was considered twice in recent months, but the White House and Department of Homeland Security said the plan had been rejected. But Trump said Friday he was still considering the idea.

“Due to the fact that Democrats are unwilling to change our very dangerous immigration laws, we are indeed, as reported, giving strong considerations to placing Illegal Immigrants in Sanctuary Cities only,” Trump tweeted. He added that, “The Radical Left always seems to have an Open Borders, Open Arms policy – so this should make them very happy!”

Wilson Romero is an immigrant from Honduras who chose to settle in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Romero, 27, was separated from his daughter, now 7, by federal authorities at the U.S. border at El Paso, Texas, last year and jailed for three months before being released and making his way to live with his mother in San Jose, California. There he was reunited with his daughter, who attends public kindergarten.

Romero says he goes about daily errands in public without worry of discrimination. His daughter has made friends and has playdates with the children of Mexican American families. It’s a far cry from his hometown in the violence-plagued outskirts of San Pedro Sula, Honduras, that he fled after his brother-in-law was killed.

To him, the biggest problem with being in the Bay Area is the high cost of living. The former textile factory worker relies on his mother’s income from waitressing for food and clothing, and he’s started thinking about asking legal permission to move to North Carolina, where an uncle resides and says it’s cheaper to live and work.

“To tell the truth, it’s a little tight now, financially speaking,” said Romero, a former textile factory worker, who said he doesn’t know of any charities that may be willing to help.

The plan discussed by Trump would also have financial, logistical and legal issues.

The transportation of immigrants who are arrested at the border to large and faraway cities would be burdensome and costly at a time when Immigration and Customs Enforcement is already stretched thin, having released over 125,000 immigrants into the country pending their immigration court since Dec. 21. They are currently being released mainly in border states.

Flights chartered by ICE cost about $7,785 per flight hour, according to the agency, and require multiple staffers, including an in-flight medical professional. The agency also uses commercial flights. Doing longer transports would increase liability for the agency, especially considering that many of the immigrants in its care are families with young children.

And despite the consideration given to releasing the immigrants on the streets to sanctuary cities, the Trump administration actually has plenty of jail space to detain families. As of April 11, the nation’s three facilities to detain immigrant families were nowhere near capacity, including a Pennsylvania facility housing only nine immigrants.

It’s also unclear how long the immigrants would stay in these cities because they are required to provide an address to federal authorities – typically of a family member – as a condition of their release.

“It’s illogical,” said Angela Chan, policy director and senior attorney with the San Francisco-based Asian Law Caucus. “It’s just alarming that they are spending so much effort and so much time to engage in political theater.”

The Trump administration has long pushed back against cities with sanctuary policies, which generally prohibit local authorities to cooperate with federal immigration police, often by refusing to hold people arrested on local charges past their release date at the request of immigration officers. Over 100 local governments around the country have adopted a variety of these polices

“New York City will always be the ultimate city of immigrants – the President’s empty threats won’t change that,” New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio said in a statement.

But Trump seemed ready to step up his fight with the cities, vowing to “give them an unlimited supply” of immigrants from the border.

Associated Press writer Karen Matthews contributed to this report.


          Trump confidant Roger Stone seeks full Mueller report      Comment   Translate Page      

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s longtime confidant, Roger Stone, asked a federal judge Friday to compel the Justice Department to turn over a full copy of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Russia investigation as part of discovery in his criminal case.

Stone has pleaded not guilty to charges he lied to Congress, engaged in witness tampering and obstructed a congressional investigation into possible coordination between Russia and Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. In a court filing late Friday night, his lawyers said Stone is entitled to see the confidential report – which was submitted to the attorney general late last month – because it would help prove their allegation that there are constitutional issues with the investigation.

In a separate action, a former aide to Stone who was subpoenaed to testify before a grand jury asked a federal appeals court to determine whether he still needs to testify now that the Russia probe has concluded.

Stone’s team also filed motions Friday night arguing he was selectively prosecuted, challenging the constitutionality of Mueller’s appointment and that the special counsel didn’t have the ability to prosecute him for lying to Congress. They allege that Congress did not formally make a referral to the Justice Department about Stone’s testimony and because of that, Mueller’s investigation was “a violation of the separation of powers.”

In court documents, the lawyers argue they are entitled to a private disclosure of the nearly 400-page report that Mueller submitted to Attorney General William Barr late last month and said they “must be allowed to review the Report in its entirety because it contains the government’s evidence and conclusions on matters essential to Stone’s defense.”

“To be clear, Stone is not requesting the Report be disclosed to the world – only to his counsel so that it may aid in preparing his defense,” the lawyers wrote.

Stone, who is set to go on trial in November, has maintained his innocence and blasted the special counsel’s investigation as politically motivated. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges, which stem from conversations he had during the campaign about WikiLeaks, the anti-secrecy group that released material stolen from Democratic groups, including Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

In a four-page letter to Congress that detailed Mueller’s “principal conclusions,” Barr said the special counsel did not find a criminal conspiracy between Russia and Trump associates during the campaign, but did not reach a definitive conclusion on whether Trump obstructed justice. Instead, Mueller presented evidence on both sides of the obstruction question, but Barr said he did not believe the evidence was sufficient to prove that Trump had obstructed justice.

Barr has said he expects to release a redacted version of Mueller’s report next week that will be sent to Congress and made public.

In the separate case, Andrew Miller, a former Stone aide, filed a petition with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia over the subpoena he was issued in Mueller’s investigation.

Last year, Mueller’s team sought Miller’s testimony regarding Stone, WikiLeaks and the Russian government-controlled online persona Guccifer 2.0, which was used to release hacked material during the 2016 election. But Miller challenged his grand jury subpoena, arguing that Mueller’s appointment was unconstitutional.

Earlier this year a three-judge panel of the court upheld the special counsel’s appointment and a contempt order intended to force Miller to testify.

In the new petition, Miller’s attorney, Paul Kamenar, argued that the matter now appears to be moot because Stone has been indicted and like “Cinderella’s carriage that turned into a pumpkin at midnight, special counsel Mueller’s authority expired.”

Kamenar is now asking the court to have the government formally say whether it will still pursue Miller’s testimony. If that’s the case, Kamenar is asking for a rehearing of the case. He said in a statement that he will take the fight to the Supreme Court if necessary.

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Read the petition: http://apne.ws/rQRdegR


          The Bizarre Billionaire that Backed Bannon and Made Trump President      Comment   Translate Page      
Steve Bannon was fired from the White House on Friday, August 18th, 2017, but most of the media is missing the story of Robert Mercer, the billionaire that brought Bannon to the White House, who has now reappointed him as chairman of Breitbart News
          Imran Khan to Visit Iran (Trump and Pompeo Reel…)      Comment   Translate Page      
Sputnik/Moscow: After reportedly signing agreements with Saudi Arabia worth $20 billion during a visit of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to Pakistan this February, Islamabad is turning towards Riyadh’s regional adversary, Tehran. The Pakistani Foreign Ministry has stated that the country’s Prime Minister Imran Khan is set to head to Iran for the first time this month, local media […]
          Experts believe Trump is getting apparently more authoritarian      Comment   Translate Page      
Donald Trump is seen by many experts as apparently increasing the use of governing tactics usually employed by autocrats. Joy Reid and her panel discuss.
          Some believe Trump tweet with Rep. Omar in video puts her at risk      Comment   Translate Page      
Some Democrats accuse conservative media and Donald Trump of inciting violence against freshman Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar by distorting comments she made about September 11th and Muslim civil liberties. Joy Reid and her panel discuss.
          Trump considers releasing ‘illegal immigrants’ in Democratic strongholds      Comment   Translate Page      

Donald Trump has said he is considering releasing “illegal immigrants” in Democratic strongholds to punish his opponents for inaction on border security. The President’s remarks came just hours after White House and Homeland Security officials insisted the idea had been rejected as fast as it had been proposed. “Due to the fact that Democrats are unwilling to change our very dangerous immigration laws, we are indeed, as reported, giving strong considerations to placing Illegal Immigrants in Sanctuary Cities only,” Mr Trump tweeted. He added: “The Radical Left always seems to have an Open Borders, Open Arms policy – so this should make them very happy!” He told reporters later on Friday he was “strongly looking at” the idea. “They’re always saying they have open arms. Let’s see if they have open arms,” he said. His comments, which appeared to catch officials at the Department of Homeland Security off guard, came as critics condemned news that the White House had at least twice considered a plan to release detained immigrants into so-called sanctuary cities as an effort to use migrants as pawns to go after political opponents. “Sanctuary cities” are places where local authorities do not cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials, denying information or resources that would help ICE round up for deportation people living in the country illegally. They include New York City and San Francisco, home city of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who on Friday called the idea “unworthy of the presidency of the United States and disrespectful of the challenges that we face as a country, as a people, to address who we are — a nation of immigrants”. The idea of pressing immigration authorities to embrace the plan was discussed in November and then again in February as the Trump administration struggled with a surge of migrants at the border, according to sources. Homeland Security and ICE lawyers quickly rejected the proposal, the sources said, and it was dropped on the grounds that it was complicated, too expensive and a misuse of funds. Earlier on Friday, both the Department of Homeland Security and a White House official insisted, in nearly identical statements, that the plan was dead on arrival. “This was just a suggestion that was floated and rejected, which ended any further discussion,” the White House official said. The plan, which was first reported by the Washington Post, is one of many ideas considered by an increasingly frustrated White House in recent months as Mr Trump has railed against the growing number of Central American migrant families crossing the southern border. Officials say they are running out of options, and have proposed and recycled numerous ideas that have never come to fruition. Mr Trump in recent weeks has discussed the idea of renewing his administration’s controversial family separation policy. And he and aides are weighing forcing asylum-seeking families to choose between being detained together as their cases make their way through the courts or sending their children to government-run shelters.

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          North Korea open to fresh talks but only if the US has the 'right attitude'      Comment   Translate Page      

Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump may talk about their "excellent#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F2019_04_14%2F310967" relationship, but the North Korean leader warns "hostile policies" will not work in trying to get his country to abandon its nuclear weapons program.


           Comment on THUNDERBOLTS : The Labyrinth — Dancing Ground of the Goddess and Warrior by HATTER       Comment   Translate Page      
. . . TRUMP'S EVIL HEART … he will consume himself … JUSTICE . . Pamela Anderson Goes Off In Furious Tweet Storm, Trump Responds to Assange Arrest . DAHBOO777 Published on 11 Apr 2019 Longtime Assange fangirl and rumored ex-girlfriend Pamela Anderson lashed out at the Deep State and accused the Trump Administration of cowardice for orchestrating the arrest of the Wikileaks founder on Thursday, after UK police entered the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where Assange had been granted asylum for nearly seven years, and dragged him out in cuffs. . . https://youtu.be/zeDFf4HCvpA
          Trump sanctuary city idea could help migrants stay in US      Comment   Translate Page      
PHOENIX — An idea floated by President Donald Trump to send immigrants from the border to “san
          Pelosi: Sikap Trump Terhadap Ilhan Omar tak Pantas      Comment   Translate Page      
REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, WASHINGTON -- Ketua House of Representative Nancy Pelosi angkat bicara soal komentar Presiden Amerika Serikat (AS) Donald Trump kepada anggota kongres AS, Ilhan Omar. Pernyataan Trump menurut Pelosi...
          The Trans Military Service Ban Is Unjust       Comment   Translate Page      
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While I was traveling back home to Houston yesterday from Minneapolis, it was keenly on my mind that oppression was being aimed once again by the Trump misadministration at the American trans community. 

Yesterday was the day that this malignant administration, egged on by Mike Pence, Tony Perkins and the white evilgelical wing of his party, banned transgender Americans from serving in the US military.

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The pic of Carla Lewis and her famous shirt stuck with me as I jetted back to Houston via Dallas Love Field, where in just 10 more days I'll join my Black trans family for this year's edition of BTAC.

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And note to the Black cis community, some of the transgender military peeps negatively affected by this ban are Black.

There are over 15,500 transgender people already serving in our military in all of its branches.  It is a bull feces laden excuse that it would 'cost too much' to cover trans medical care.  It costs $86 million annually to provide Viagra to the military.   Trans medical care would only cost $8 million.

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The military chiefs . the AMA and countless other organizations have unfailing pointed out that transgender people serving in the US military doesn't harm military cohesion or readiness. 

This is just once again Trump kowtowing to the white evilgelicals and pushing transphobia for his own short term political gain.

And as far as the other lie goes that transgender troops would affect the 'lethality' of our military, the Israeli Defense Forces, one of the best in the Middle East, haven't had that problem and have had transgender troops serving in the IDF for over a decade.    Many of our NATO allies allow their transgender citizens to serve and have done so for decades

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Didn't we already go through this BS with Jim Crow segregation that barred Black people from serving in combat roles?   The failed Don't Ask Don't Tell policy aimed at the LGB community?

The trans military ban is destined to go the same way.   But unfortunately a lot of people will be negatively affected by it before the unjust policy dies.


          Environmentalists’ “Bomb Train” Concerns Are Overblown      Comment   Translate Page      
This week president Donald Trump signed two executive orders aimed at speeding up the development and functionality of oil and gas projects in the United States. The orders will ease the process of building new oil and gas pipelines and put up extra hurdles for state agencies that want to intervene, a move immediately decried by many state officials and environmentalists. The executive orders are intended to curtail officials’ power to limit the oil and gas sector at the state level by changing federal agencies’ issued instructions,…
          Trump Transgender Military Ban Takes Effect      Comment   Translate Page      
President Trump’s highly controversial and discriminatory military policy to ban all transgender individuals from serving in the United States Military will officially take effect today at the Pentagon. In addition to banning transgender individuals from military service, the Pentagon will also prevent using any DoD or DHS resources to fund sex reassignment procedures or surgeries, which affects current and past military personnel. Specifically, the policy prohibits those diagnosed with gender dysphoria and who have, as a result, sought any medical treatment from serving in military troops. The Department of Defense stated that individuals who opt to not receive medical treatment will still be eligible to serve despite the diagnosis. It is estimated that over 15,000 active duty transgender troop will be impacted by this policy. The official policy approval and installment comes nearly two years after Trump first tweeted about the policy proposal. Those who joined the military prior to Trump’s term in office will be grandfathered under Obama Era policies that protect transgender individuals. This means that they will be permitted to serve, however, they cannot use DoD or DHS resources for medical expenses. Lawyer Shannon Minter, who opposed the ban in court, argued that “This is absolutely ‘Don’t […]

          Los “pequeños” acercamientos entre Corea del Norte y EE.UU. - El Colombiano      Comment   Translate Page      
  1. Los “pequeños” acercamientos entre Corea del Norte y EE.UU.  El Colombiano
  2. Kim Jong-un, dispuesto a reunirse (nuevamente) con Donald Trump  ElEspectador.com
  3. Kim dice que EE. UU. debe detener la ‘forma actual de cálculo’ para continuar conversaciones nucleares  CNN
  4. Kim Jong-un está dispuesto a reunirse una vez más con Donald Trump  El Nacional.com
  5. Kim Jong-un afirmó que está dispuesto a volver a reunirse con Donald Trump y el estadounidense dijo que la rel  Infobae America
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          In Cantonese opera, Trump finds his twin brother in China      Comment   Translate Page      
With the blond wig and red tie, the star of the Cantonese opera in Hong Kong may look familiar. The Chinese actor and singer has the lead role in "Trump … Click to Continue »
          Bold Democratic agenda      Comment   Translate Page      

Resisting Trump Is Not Enough: 20,000 Activists Ask Democratic Candidates Where They Stand on Bold Agenda.

The agenda is long, but it looks like I agree pretty much with all 10 points.

          Trump’s lawlessness is intensifying      Comment   Translate Page      

Jennifer Rubin says Trump has taken an impeachment-level lunge into abuse of power territory.

The abusing asylum-seekers as retaliation against sanctuary cities and Democrats in general was bad enough, but he didn’t stop there.

Making matters worse, we learned he allegedly told Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan to close the border despite concerns about the legality of doing so. He allegedly told McAleenan, who is now also acting secretary of homeland security, that he — Trump — would pardon him later if need be.

What?!? That’s the only sensible reaction for someone minimally conversant in the Constitution and the rule of law. This is the conduct of a movie mob boss, not a president. Trump is so

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          Leftists FURIOUS about Trump’s New Military Policy for LGBTQ      Comment   Translate Page      

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It’s about time sanity re-entered our military. In the Era of Obama, America’s military catered to fruits, nuts, and fairies. Instead of training fighting men and women, our military became a cesspool of the Leftist social justice agenda. Well not anymore. President Trump sent a clear sign that things are different under him. As NBC […]

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          Trump Language Post-Mueller Probe Speaks Volumes      Comment   Translate Page      

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President Donald Trump upped the rhetoric to DefCon1 after the Mueller released his report. Previously the president called the Mueller investigation on potential Russian collusion with his campaign a witch hunt. But now he adds a new term. Attempted coup. According to The Daily Mail: President Donald Trump said Wednesday that Justice Department officials who organized and conducted […]

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          Maxine Waters EXPOSES Democrats’ Doomed Strategy      Comment   Translate Page      

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The Mueller report is in. There was no collusion between Trump and Russia. Further, Democrats are proven to be the ones who colluded. These are the undeniable facts. But apparently, Mad Max has a hard time processing the truth. Therefore, she’s demonstrating her level of insanity, again. It’s funny how quickly democrats change their tune. […]

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          Putin: Ready to Work with President Trump      Comment   Translate Page      

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Democrats wanted World War III once Donald Trump won the presidency. But that obviously wasn’t their initial intent when they concocted the Russian nonsense. Assured of a Hillary Clinton victory, Democrats would continue their partnership with Russia. With 20 percent of America’s uranium and a huge Silicon Valley-like project looming, Democrats set the stage for a […]

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          Alec Baldwin Announces 2020 Fantasies      Comment   Translate Page      

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We’ve all seen Alec Baldwin try to play Trump on TV. But now the Hollyweirdo thinks he could play Trump in real life. Clearly, his days at SNL led to these delusions. Today, Baldwin tweeted: “If I ran for President, would you vote for me? I won’t ask you for any $. And I promise […]

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          Obama Legacy Gets Another Blow as Trump’s RECORD-BREAKING Continues      Comment   Translate Page      

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Much to the chagrin of Leftist Democrats, President Trump’s economy proves how woeful Barack Obama performed in the same role. While Leftists love to claim President Trump received a robust economy from Obama, the facts prove differently. Obama himself said the economy couldn’t grow faster than an average of 2 percent GDP, a figure Trump […]

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          Democrats FURIOUS: Largest ICE Raid in a Decade      Comment   Translate Page      

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