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omg, he's still yapping, now

talking about abortion. Where are those damned figures of how many he paid for?
Posted by babylonsister | Tue Feb 5, 2019, 11:03 PM (9 replies)

"Finally a candidate who will actually put America First rather than Israel First!"


Bonus Quote of the Day
February 5, 2019 at 1:39 pm EST By Taegan Goddard

“Finally a candidate who will actually put America First rather than Israel First!”

— David Duke, quoted by NBC News, seemingly endorsing Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) for president.
Posted by babylonsister | Tue Feb 5, 2019, 03:35 PM (0 replies)

Trump Threatens to Build 'Human Wall'


Trump Threatens to Build ‘Human Wall’
February 5, 2019 at 10:54 am EST By Taegan Goddard

President Trump tweeted that he was prepared to build a “human wall” on the border if his request for funds is denied by Congress.

Said Trump: “Tremendous numbers of people are coming up through Mexico in the hopes of flooding our Southern Border. We have sent additional military. We will build a Human Wall if necessary.”
Posted by babylonsister | Tue Feb 5, 2019, 03:31 PM (1 replies)

Trump, Kushner met with contractors to discuss building border wall (last week)

That's it! No wall for you!!


Trump, Kushner met with contractors to discuss building border wall
By Kaitlan Collins, CNN
Updated 12:34 PM ET, Tue February 5, 2019

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump and his son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, met with contractors at the White House to discuss building the border wall late last week, two sources with knowledge of the meeting told CNN.

Despite CNN reporting that several senior Senate Republicans and members of GOP leadership have raised serious concerns about the possibility of Trump bypassing Congress and using an emergency declaration to build his wall, the President's meeting with contractors shows that he is seriously considering doing so.
The White House declined to comment on the meeting. White House counsel Pat Cipollone was also present.

Trump came close to declaring an emergency after competing proposals to end the government shutdown both failed in the Senate at the end of January. But aides convinced him that waiting three weeks while a special committee of senators and representatives attempted to hash out a deal was a better idea. Then, if those congressional negotiators couldn't come up with an agreement that funded the wall, he could declare a national emergency.

Trump has expressed doubt in recent days that the committee will find a solution he accepts.

"Listen closely to the State of the Union," he said Friday when asked if he was ready to announce a national emergency.
Posted by babylonsister | Tue Feb 5, 2019, 03:11 PM (3 replies)

Saudi Arabia Gave U.S. Weapons to al Qaeda-Linked Fighters: CNN


Saudi Arabia Gave U.S. Weapons to al Qaeda-Linked Fighters: CNN
Reuters / Andreas Martinez

Saudi Arabia has given American-made weapons to al Qaeda-linked fighters, militant factions in Yemen, and possibly even Iranian-backed rebels, an investigation by CNN has found. The Saudis and their coalition partners are reportedly using the U.S. arms as a way to buy the loyalties of militias or tribes and influence the political landscape in Yemen. But giving military equipment to third parties is against the terms of Saudi Arabia’s arms deals with Washington, and a U.S. defense official confirmed to CNN that there is an investigation into the situation. CNN’s report comes as Congress, angered by the murder of Jamal Khashoggi last year, is mulling whether to challenge the Trump administration’s support for the Saudi coalition that relies on American weapons to conduct its war. Recipients of American weapons can’t give or sell the equipment to third parties without authorization from the U.S. government—that was never obtained.
Posted by babylonsister | Tue Feb 5, 2019, 09:22 AM (5 replies)

Who is this?

I'm guessing Conway.


Quote of the Day
February 5, 2019 at 7:16 am EST By Taegan Goddard

“This person has been the most prolific leaker of all time. The Tom Brady of leaking. To do that every single day since November, that’s some real commitment and dedication.”

— A former White House staffer, quoted by the Washington Post, on someone “making a conscious effort to subvert the president on a daily basis” by leaking President Trump’s private schedules.
Posted by babylonsister | Tue Feb 5, 2019, 09:17 AM (5 replies)

Democrats seek to take on Trump at State of the Union

Democrats seek to take on Trump at State of the Union
By Cristina Marcos - 02/05/19 06:00 AM EST


Viewers at home will primarily see Pelosi seated behind Trump for the first time, offering a partisan contrast next to Vice President Pence in how they respond to what the president says in his speech.

And when Trump looks at his audience, he’ll see a congressional body that includes record numbers of women and minorities.

Scores of Democrats are also bringing guests designed to send political messages.

They include immigrants who worked at Trump’s New Jersey golf club without documentation and people affected by the Trump administration’s family separations policy at the southern border.

Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.), a senior Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) member who skipped last year’s address, will be in the chamber this year. He plans to join Democratic women in wearing white to show solidarity with suffragettes and acknowledge the record number of women serving in the House.

“Mr. Rush wants the President to look out and see the Democratic majority that will serve as a strong Constitutional check on his power,” said Ryan Johnson, the lawmaker’s communications director.

Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), who also skipped last year’s address, plans to attend with a federal worker from Chicago who was furloughed during the shutdown.

“She feels it’s important for President Trump to see the impact of the shutdown on hardworking Americans,” Schakowsky spokesman Guy King said.

Other Democrats who boycotted last year’s address confirmed on Monday that they be in attendance on Tuesday, including Reps. Albio Sires (N.J.), Gregory Meeks (N.Y.) and Danny K. Davis (Ill.).


Posted by babylonsister | Tue Feb 5, 2019, 07:24 AM (1 replies)

Adam Schiff Blows Up Trump's Plan To Hide The Mueller Report


Posted on Mon, Feb 4th, 2019 by Jason Easley
Adam Schiff Blows Up Trump’s Plan To Hide The Mueller Report

Trump’s plan to hide the Mueller report was blown up by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) who is threatening to subpoena the special counsel report if Trump refuses to release it.

Schiff said, “This is too big to be buried. This is of too great a consequence to the country to be swept under the rug. And so we will use whatever compulsion we can and must to make sure that the public gets the full story. ”


Adam Schiff isn’t going to let Trump hide the details of his potential crimes

It has become increasingly obvious through Trump’s public comments that he is intending on burying the Mueller report. Once Trump realized that he couldn’t fire Mueller without being impeached, his next move appears to be letting Mueller finish his report and then doing everything he can to stop the report from seeing the light of day.

Adam Schiff isn’t playing games with the president. If Trump tries to bury the report, Schiff will subpoena it, which he has full power to do as the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. Trump is playing games and hoping that he can prevent the public from ever seeing what Robert Mueller has found, but Democrats already have a strategy in place and are ten steps ahead of any move that the president could make to hide the Mueller report.
Posted by babylonsister | Mon Feb 4, 2019, 10:35 PM (46 replies)

Democrats protest Trump's transgender troop ban by bringing trans people who served to SOTU

Democrats protest Trump’s transgender troop ban by bringing trans people who served to SOTU
Trump wants to ban transgender people from serving openly in the military. Democrats are protesting the policy.
By German Lopez@germanrlopezgerman.lopez@vox.com Feb 4, 2019, 12:40pm EST

Congressional Democrats are protesting President Donald Trump’s ban on transgender troops by inviting trans people with military experience to the State of the Union on Tuesday.

According to Washington Blade reporter Chris Johnson, at least four members of Congress are taking part in the quiet protests: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) is inviting Navy Lieutenant Commander Blake Dremann, Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) is inviting Air Force Staff Sergeant Logan Ireland, Rep. Donald McEachin (D-VA) is inviting Navy Petty Officer Second Class Megan Winters, and Rep. Chris Pappas (D-NH) is inviting Navy veteran Tavion Dignard.

Gillibrand, who’s running for president, tied her invitation to new legislation she plans to introduce to protect trans troops.

“Any transgender American who meets the standards should be able to sign up to join our Armed Forces, and that’s why I’m going to introduce new legislation this week to protect current and future transgender service members,” Gillibrand said in a statement. “I am proud to lead this fight and I urge all of my Senate colleagues to join me in supporting this legislation.”

The invitations and call to action come as Trump continues trying to ban transgender people from serving openly in the military. The ban recently won a major victory at the Supreme Court, which struck down some of the injunctions against the ban as legal challenges against the policy proceed in court. But the courts could still ultimately rule against the ban, which would lead to its demise.


Posted by babylonsister | Mon Feb 4, 2019, 06:06 PM (0 replies)

Senate Democrats Try to Cut Off 'Emergency Funds' for Trump's Border Wall

Senate Democrats Try to Cut Off ‘Emergency Funds’ for Trump’s Border Wall
The RAIDER Act looks to preempt the president from going down the route he seems destined to take.
Sam Brodey
02.04.19 1:03 PM ET

A group of Senate Democrats are aiming to block President Donald Trump from building his proposed border wall by declaring a national emergency – an announcement the president could make as soon as Tuesday during his State of the Union address.

Roughly a dozen Democrats are getting behind a bill, being introduced Monday afternoon, that would prohibit Trump from building the wall using funds drawn from either the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers or the Department of Defense’s military construction accounts.

One of the bill’s sponsors, Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM), said that Congress must “assert its role as a co-equal branch of government” and block Trump from raiding these accounts—which could contain as much as $35 billion for emergency projects—for a “politically-motivated, unjustified national emergency declaration that isn’t based in reality.”

The bill, which is titled the Restrictions Against Illegitimate Declarations for Emergency Re-Appropriations, or RAIDER, Act, states that “no funds appropriated or otherwise made available prior to the date of the enactment of this Act may be used for the construction of barriers, land acquisition, or any other associated activities on the southern border without specific statutory authorization from Congress.”


Posted by babylonsister | Mon Feb 4, 2019, 05:34 PM (2 replies)
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