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Does anyone know of a site to live stream DT's press conference today?

Working, so no access to tv.
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Wed Jan 11, 2017, 09:51 AM (5 replies)

This new poll has all kinds of bad news for Donald Trump

As honeymoons go, Donald Trump’s wasn’t much to write home about. He was voted in as the most unpopular president-elect in modern history and got slightly less unpopular in the weeks that followed, as the goodwill flowed. Even then, though, he clearly remained the most unpopular president-elect in modern history. Again, that was the honeymoon.

And now it’s over.


Quinnipiac is the first high-quality pollster to poll on Trump twice since the election. And while its poll in late November showed his favorable rating rising from 34 percent to 44 percent, that number has dropped back to 37 percent, which is about where it stood for much of the campaign. That’s tied for Trump’s worst favorable rating in a poll since his election. And a majority — 51 percent — now have an unfavorable view of him.

Likewise, the Quinnipiac poll shows a drop in confidence in Trump across the board. Although 59 percent were optimistic about the next four years under Trump in November, today that number is 52 percent. While 41 percent thought he would be a better leader than President Obama, it’s now 34 percent. While 52 percent thought he would help the nation's economy, it’s now 47 percent. While 40 percent thought his policies would help their personal financial situation, it’s now 27 percent. While 53 percent thought he’d take the country in the right direction, it’s now 45 percent.


I don't expect things will get any better as his fans realize just what they voted into office.
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Tue Jan 10, 2017, 05:01 PM (9 replies)

About those cabinet appointees. Found this on Chuck Shumer's twitter page.

Posted by Arkansas Granny | Mon Jan 9, 2017, 04:14 PM (15 replies)

Ethics office accuses GOP of rushing Trump Cabinet confirmations

The director of the federal Office of Government Ethics on Saturday accused Senate Republicans of rushing confirmations for nominees in President-elect Donald Trump's administration.

In a letter to leading Senate Democrats, Walter Shaub, Jr., the ethics office director, said the busy hearing schedule had overwhelmed his office. He said it had not completed ethics screening reviews on several nominees, which he described as a concern.


Shaub’s letter to the senators comes just days before the Senate is set to hold a flurry of confirmation hearings beginning on Tuesday. In the letter, Shaub said that the schedule could leave some nominees with “potentially unknown or unresolved ethics issues.”

“I am not aware of any occasion in the four decades since OGE was established when the Senate held a confirmation hearing before the nominee had completed the ethics review process,” he said.


This is very troubling, especially in light of their recent efforts to eliminate the Office of Congressional Ethics.
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Sat Jan 7, 2017, 05:44 PM (7 replies)

Florida Attorney General Bondi Said to Have Job Under Trump

Florida attorney general Pam Bondi, who came under scrutiny last year for her office’s dealings with Trump University and President-elect Donald Trump, will take a job in Trump’s White House, according to a person familiar with the decision.

It was not immediately clear what her title would be. Bondi was not among a lengthy list of White House appointments Trump announced on Wednesday.

A Washington watchdog group, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, filed a complaint with the Internal Revenue Service last year charging that Trump’s charitable foundation violated its tax-exempt status by making a $25,000 donation to a political group associated with Bondi in 2013. Bondi later decided not to pursue claims by Florida residents that Trump University had defrauded them.

Trump’s foundation paid a $2,500 fine to the IRS last year for the donation to the Bondi-connected group. At the time of its complaint CREW’s board was led by David Brock, who ran two super-PACs backing Democrat Hillary Clinton, Trump’s general election opponent.


Pay to play. They aren't even trying to hide it anymore. When does it end?
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Thu Jan 5, 2017, 04:08 PM (13 replies)

Part 1 Russian meddling doubters should wait to see report, says Brennan.

PBS interview with John Brennan, CIA director.


Part two will be on PBS News Hour Wed night.
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Tue Jan 3, 2017, 10:10 PM (1 replies)

Jack Abramoff slams GOP over House ethics changes

Jack Abramoff, the disgraced former lobbyist whose felony crimes eventually helped lead to the creation of the independent Office of Congressional Ethics, ripped House Republicans for their move to gut the independent watchdog.

Abramoff, who emerged from prison as a self-styled ethics reformer, told POLITICO that the House GOP package adopted on Monday is “exactly the opposite of what Congress should be doing.”


Just how ethically challenged must you be to draw a reprimand from Jack Abramoff? Has Tom Delay made a comment yet?

Posted by Arkansas Granny | Tue Jan 3, 2017, 02:13 PM (5 replies)

Is anyone watching Sean Spicer, DT's new press secretary, on "This Week"?

Talking over the host, not answering direct questions, blaming DNC for being hacked, can't be sure it was Russia and on and on. Every question is turned around to focus criticism on anybody but DT. No information given, just propaganda.
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Sun Jan 1, 2017, 11:18 AM (8 replies)

Subject: [President-Elect Pool] Transition pool 16 - PEOTUS gaggle

The president-elect took a number of questions from reporters on the steps of his Mar-a-Lago resort, flanked by Don King.

PEOTUS was asked again about Kerry's speech, he said they have "different views... we'll see what happens after January 20, right?"

Quizzed about the claim that Sprint 5,000 jobs were previously announced he said that Sprint said "because of me they are doing 5,000 jobs in this country ."

He was asked about efforts to disclose intelligence about Russian interference in the election, to which PEOTUS responded "they should do the best they can, figure it all out."


More at link.

Posted by Arkansas Granny | Thu Dec 29, 2016, 11:50 AM (0 replies)

Trump cant dissolve his foundation during investigation, NY attorney general says

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Donald Trump cannot move ahead with his plan to dismantle his charitable foundation because state prosecutors are probing whether the president-elect personally benefited from its spending, the New York attorney general’s office said Tuesday.

“The Trump foundation is still under investigation by this office and cannot legally dissolve until that investigation is complete,” said Amy Spitalnick, spokeswoman for state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.


Trump’s charity has admitted that it violated IRS regulations barring it from using its money or assets to benefit Trump, his family, his companies or substantial contributors to the foundation.

The admissions by the Donald J. Trump Foundation were in a 2015 tax filing made public after a presidential election in which it was revealed that Trump has used the charity to settle lawsuits, make a $25,000 political contribution and purchase items, such as a painting of himself, that was displayed at one of his properties.


Did DT think that he could side step the investigation by closing the foundation. I wonder what other violations will turn up due to the investigation.
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Tue Dec 27, 2016, 12:06 PM (0 replies)
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