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David Corn To Donald Trump: Gotcha


Substitute Clinton's & Lynch's names for Priebus' & McCabe's & Hearings would already be scheduled


GAG ME: 'Women appreciate' billboard in North Carolina sparks protest

'Women appreciate' billboard in North Carolina sparks protest

Molly Grace, a boutique owner in Winston-Salem, said she sees the sign as an attempt to silence women who want to be seen as equals to men.

"It's absolutely, absolutely insulting to single mothers, to women who have careers whether they are small careers or big careers," Grace said.

Grace is organizing a peaceful protest, through Facebook, slated for Sunday that will take place under the billboard.

“We are protesting patriarchy and sexism, and that this antiquated way of thinking about women exists at all," a post on the Facebook page reads. "We are protesting the implied demand that women be silent and appreciate, regardless of whatever circumstances, their role as non-providers.



New Yorker cover: "Eustace Vladimirovich Tilley"


Vladimir Putin may have influenced the U.S. Presidential election, but his plans are much bigger. “I’m boning up on my Cyrillic,” Barry Blitt, the artist behind the cover of next week’s issue, says. In a riff on the magazine’s first cover, from 1925, by Rea Irvin, Blitt imagines a future in which our dandy mascot has become Eustace Vladimirovich Tilley and the lepidopteran under scrutiny is none other than a stunned Donald Trump. But Blitt isn’t the only one looking at what he calls “the butterfly effect.” This issue of the magazine features “Active Measures,” an investigation into the Trump-Putin drama by Evan Osnos, David Remnick, and Joshua Yaffa.


An anti-Hitler cartoon. Note the America First on the Mommas blouse. Remind you of anyone?


Shit, everywhere....what a mess

This is the statute for obstruction of justice:


....the FBI made a point of informing the American public today about Reince’s actions, which appear to have been illegal. By publicly ratting Priebus out over the matter, it appears the FBI is laying the groundwork for whatever action it intends to take against him next.

COVER UP: Tricky Trump Tried To Bully FBI Into Denying Russia Stories (Updated)

In the ongoing saga of Trump and his deep ties to Russia, a new wrinkle. According to CNN, the White House tried to put the kibosh on stories published last week concerning evidence that there were in fact ongoing communications between Trump's associates and Russia during the 2016 presidential campaign.

This is, in the words of former VP Joe Biden, a big fcking deal.

CNN has interviewed "multiple federal officials," and found that "the FBI rejected a recent White House request to publicly knock down media reports about communications between Donald Trump's associates and Russians known to US intelligence during the 2016 presidential campaign."

Now why would they worry about that, again? Oh, perhaps because it's true?

The discussions between the White House and the bureau began with FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus on the sidelines of a separate White House meeting the day after the stories were published, according to a U.S. law enforcement official. A White House official disputes that account, saying that McCabe called Priebus early that morning and said The New York Times story vastly overstates what the FBI knows about the contacts. The White House official said that Priebus later reached out again to McCabe and to FBI Director James Comey asking for the FBI to at least talk to reporters on background to dispute the stories. A law enforcement official says McCabe didn't discuss aspects of the case but wouldn't say exactly what McCabe told Priebus.

Comey rejected the request for the FBI to comment on the stories, according to sources, because the alleged communications between Trump associates and Russians known to US intelligence are the subject of an ongoing investigation.

Assume that if Reince Preibus is denying it, it's 100 percent true, because that's how this White House rolls. Start to end. As for Comey, he has sort of an interesting standard when it comes to commenting on investigations. Just ask Hillary Clinton about that. But maybe he learned his lesson from his "October Surprise," and has decided mum's the word going forward.


The Trump cabinet apology tour.

Trump's words send Cabinet on perpetual clean-up mission
Allies around the world aren't sure whether to listen to Trump or members of his team running damage control after the fact.

By NAHAL TOOSI 02/23/17 11:39 PM EST

With each passing day, Donald Trump’s Cabinet looks more like a clean-up crew.

The president’s undiplomatic comments are repeatedly forcing his foreign policy and national security appointees into the awkward position of telling an anxious world that, basically, their boss didn’t really mean what he said.

The latest example came Thursday, as Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visited Mexico, a frequent target of Trump’s ire. Trump declared in the morning that the U.S. deportation program he wants to ramp up is “a military operation.”


Still, whether it is Mexico, America’s NATO allies in Europe, or major Asian partners such as Japan and South Korea, Trump aides are scrambling to reassure counterparts that the U.S. is committed to friendships it has long sustained and policies it has long championed. As a result, many leaders in those other countries often don’t know who to believe.


"I only wanted to be human"


The New Underground Railroad

An underground network is readying homes to hide immigrants

A hammer pounds away in the living room of a middle class home. A sanding machine smoothes the grain of the wood floor in the dining room.

But this home Pastor Ada Valiente is showing off in Los Angeles, with its refurbished floors, is no ordinary home.

"It would be three families we host here," Valiente says.

By "host," she means provide refuge to people who may be sought by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, known as ICE. The families staying here would be undocumented immigrants, fearing an ICE raid and possible deportation.

The purchase of this home is part of a network formed by Los Angeles religious leaders across faiths in the wake of Donald Trump's election. The intent is to shelter hundreds, possibly thousands of undocumented people in safe houses across Southern California.

The goal is to offer another sanctuary beyond religious buildings or schools, ones that require federal authorities to obtain warrants before entering the homes.

"That's what we need to do as a community to keep families together," Valiente says.

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