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Rep. Joe Kennedy III Democratic Response to Trump STATE OF THE UNION Address

Melania Trump arrived at State of the Union separately from the President

Washington (CNN)In a break with longstanding tradition, Melania Trump opted to ride with the guests she invited to share her first lady's box during President Donald Trump's State of the Union address.

The motorcade ride, from the White House south lawn to the Capitol building, is just a handful of minutes, but for a first couple who has not been publicly seen together since New Year's Eve, the separate cars were another in a string of isolated movements from a very independent first lady.

More: https://www.cnn.com/2018/01/30/politics/melania-trump-state-of-the-union-2018/index.html

TYT: Release The Memo Explained

I think Trump has shown us that more safeguards need to be put into place to protect the US

from a Despotic President. Especially now that we have Fox News. John Dean suggested that Nixon may have gotten away with Watergate had he had Fox News at the time.

When we get the Presidency back and hopefully the other two houses, a lot needs to be done. Trump is showing just how fragile our Democracy is and how a radical President enabled by Congress could truly put us on the brink of Despotism. Special Councils need more protections from the President for one. Please feel free to give any suggestions below or if you think we are safe.

History Buffs: Dances with Wolves

If Trump hadn't inherited $200 mill from Dad, was born with nothing, what would he be doing now?

Don't want to make it out as though there is anything wrong with a good honest days work but I have no doubt he would NOT have been skilled at building his wealth having come from a poor family.


I kind of see him as a used car salesman or perhaps a mattress sails guy, maybe waterbeds, but he puts most of his energy into multi level marketing scams that have gone nowhere over the years. Kind of like the mattress guy from About Schmidt who Jack Nicholson wants to prevent his daughter from marrying. Just not as charming.

What do you think he would be doing now without all of Daddy's money?

I wish someone would produce an alternate life of Trump movie with this premise.

40 second mark:

If the White House counsel is scared of Trump firing Mueller, it would prob. work to our advantage

if he did. Lets face it, Mueller or no Mueller, the FBI is closing in on Trump and if they take the head off of a snake that can grow a new head each time one is cut off, Trump just looks guilty as hell if he follows through and all hell breaks lose as the snake grows a new head. Only Rosenstein can fire him, and Rosenstein has sworn not to do it without a really good reason.

McGhan is probably somewhat loyal to Trump as they have had ties for years. He isn't advising Trump not to fire Mueller because he doesn't like Trump, he is doing so because it's good legal advice.

Either way it looks like Trump is in hot water. It must be checkmate if he is so desperate he would consider firing Rosenstein then put someone in place who would fire Mueller and create a crisis of epic proportions that would blow up in his face. And if the FBI has built their case he still goes down but even harder.

Trouble ahead? What 4 recession indicators say about the economy

A recession doesn’t appear imminent, but the U.S. may be entering the late part of the economic cycle

After a stellar 2017 on Wall Street, many investors have resigned themselves to the idea that future returns might look a lot less exciting than what’s been experienced in recent years.

The S&P 500 SPX, +0.44% is looking at a gain of about 20% for the year, its best year since 2013, and that rally has raised some concerns about the market being overvalued. By one analysis, U.S. stocks are more expensive than other closely watched markets like Europe or emerging markets—which don’t look particularly cheap themselves—and based on the relative strength index, or RSI, the S&P is at its most overbought level in 22 years. RSI’s are one measure of asset-price momentum.

Read more: Stock optimism swells as S&P 500 hits most overbought level in 22 years

However, there is a difference between meager—or even negative—returns and a recession, sometimes technically defined as two consecutive quarters of economic contraction. (Economic growth has averaged 2.5% in the first three quarters of 2017.) While the bull market may struggle in 2018, and volatility is expected to rebound from record-low levels, the good news investors is that such an economic contraction doesn’t appear to be on the horizon.

Austin Pickle, an investment strategy analyst at Wells Fargo Investment Institute, named four “recession indicators,” that can help predict whether the economy might be headed for a downturn. “Currently, they are all in agreement, with data signaling that another U.S. recession is not imminent,” he wrote in a note to clients.

The four indicators include: the stock market, the ratio of copper prices to gold prices, the yield curve, and an index for leading economic indicators.

1). Rallying stocks


More:

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/trouble-ahead-what-4-recession-indicators-say-about-the-economy-2017-12-28

Report: Trump Fulfilled Incest Fantasy With Porn Star Stormy Daniels



Family values: Porn star Stormy Daniels says President Trump told her she was “just like his daughter” Ivanka.

In a disturbing report, Porn star Stormy Daniels tells In Touch magazine that Trump had an affair with her right after his wife Melania gave birth to their son Barron.

In fact, multiple media reports indicate Donald Trump paid porn star Stormy Daniels $130,000 in 2016 to keep silent about a sexual affair the two had more than 10 years ago. The payoff came right before the 2016 presidential election.

Daniels (given name: Stephanie Clifford) told the magazine that Trump said she was “just like his daughter” Ivanka.

Discussing her sexual affair with Trump, Daniels told In Touch:

We had really good banter. He told me once that I was someone to be reckoned with, beautiful, smart, just like his daughter.

Reporting on the story, Spin Magazine notes:

Our now president reportedly comparing a woman he was allegedly sleeping with to Ivanka is just another creepy addition to his long history of going out of his way to sexualize his daughter.

More: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2018/01/report-trump-fulfilled-incest-fantasy-porn-star-stormy-daniels/

Huff Post has a nice piece on Booker's exchange. It's even better than the twitter clip


https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/cory-booker-erupts-over-trump-sthole-remark_us_5a5e59b0e4b0ddb7c7309d53?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009
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