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Is the president doing an impression of Peter Strzok having an orgasm?


Warren's Been Talking to Gillum, Sparking VP Buzz

Presidential candidates often keep a running list of influential individuals who they will informally call for ideas, advice, and, perhaps, to scope them out as a potential running mate.

And for several candidates, including at least one in the top tier, former Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum is on speed dial. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), in particular, has been in contact with Gillum over the past several months, multiple knowledgeable sources told The Daily Beast.

When reached for comment about the vice presidential buzz, a Warren campaign official said, “that is baseless and not at all true.”

But two sources said the talks between Warren and Gillum resemble the kind of courtship that happens when a leading presidential candidate is exploring potential vice presidential contenders. One source briefed on the communications said the two Democrats have been in contact over the course of the campaign and that it is the “strong impression” that Gillum is a possible vice presidential contender for Warren, who has risen in recent months to become a frontrunner in the 2020 primary, the source said.


This couple throws giant birthday parties for homeless kids that live on Skid Row #WorldHomelessDay


We see you.

Teen Vogue: Why I Need a Woman of Color Therapist

When it comes to race, a degree isn't always qualification enough for a therapist.

In this op-ed, Gloria Oladipo explains why she needs a woman of color as her therapist.

I need a woman of color therapist. I need a woman of color therapist to process the labyrinth of my mental health needs and racialized trauma, who is willing to hold my hand as I sob about anti-Blackness I do and do not understand. Even though I am clear in why I need a therapist of color compared to a white woman, I still receive the recycled arguments of race neutral proponents. They declare race doesn’t matter in therapy. They insist: “A degree is enough of a qualification. Why does it always have to be about race?”

But with my first long-term white therapist, every appointment was an awkward waltz between the two of us. We would open up appointments at an impasse: her trying to find a conversation topic, I not willing to open up to her. On one level, I didn’t have the language of mental health nor the commitment to vulnerability that therapists need from their patients. However, on a deeper level, I felt bizarre talking to her. Trying to communicate my daily problems to my white therapist, many of which involved racism, made me uncomfortable. The power dynamics that I had to actively encounter with white women all my life existed in my therapy session; even though I could put in the work to undo them with her, the emotional labor needed to do so was an extra burden that I had to face during therapy, and a distraction from the other emotional work I had to do. I felt an inherent discomfort being vulnerable with someone systematically more powerful.

That dynamic is why the therapist-client relationship is often about race, but there’s also more to it. For patients of color, trying to contour our needs into a system that tends to view mental health as a “white issue” causes our quality of care and health to suffer. On average, patients of color are more likely to experience racial misdiagnosis from professionals who stereotype certain mental illnesses as “white” problems. Moreover, Black and Brown people are disproportionately over-diagnosed with psychotic disorders; our behaviors are stigmatized and denoted as psychological flaws. Additionally, within today’s mental health system, patients of color, specifically young people, often don't receive mental health resources that cater to the intersection of our cultural and psychological needs. The consequences of these mental health care barriers are widespread and growing: Native American young people have a higher risk of dying by suicide than any other ethnicity, only 2.3% of Black or Hispanic youth seeing mental health professionals compared to 5.7% of white youth, Black youth between the ages of five to 17 dying by suicide at twice the rate of their white peers, among other tragedies.

These deficiencies within mental health treatment make it even more important that youth of color receive proper mental health treatment, inclusive care including therapy that understands racism as trauma, support to fight mental health stigma in our own communities, and similarly specialized tools. Among these demands, a top priority is increased diversity among therapists which offers increased representation within the mental health practice.



Beware of Dog:


Scoop: John Bolton to write Trump book, pairs with top agents

Source: Axios

President Trump's former national security adviser John Bolton has decided to write a book about his time in the Trump administration, according to 2 people familiar with the matter. Bolton has agreed to be represented by Javelin's Matt Latimer and Keith Urbahn.

Why it matters: Given the fact that he wrote a book about his tenure in the George W. Bush administration, from the moment he left the White House, senior officials privately expressed concerns about what Bolton might say and reveal about his time serving Trump.

Latimer and Urbahn had previously represented former FBI Director James Comey and former Trump staffer Cliff Sims for their 7-figure book deals.

Bolton said last month that he had a "self-imposed restriction" on discussing specifics from his time in the White House.

Read more: https://www.axios.com/john-bolton-writing-book-trump-administration-c039efeb-1a3c-41c4-885f-67a9abdaa17b.html?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twsocialshare&utm_campaign=organic


... Parnas co-hosted a DeSANTIS fundraiser the next month (Jr. and Pirro, as well).

NBC News: Attorney General William Barr has been aware of the investigation into Parnas and Fruman..

NBC News: Attorney General William Barr has been aware of the investigation into Parnas and Fruman and was since shortly after he came into office this past February, @PeteWilliamsNBC reports.


Trump says Fox News 'doesn't deliver for US anymore' after poll shows rising impeachment support

Source: The Hill

President Trump said on Thursday that Fox News "doesn't deliver for US anymore" after the network's latest poll showed growing support for his impeachment and removal from office.

"From the day I announced I was running for President, I have NEVER had a good @FoxNews Poll," Trump tweeted. "Whoever their Pollster is, they suck. But @FoxNews is also much different than it used to be in the good old days."

A Fox poll released Wednesday found 51 percent of respondents supported Trump's impeachment and removal from office. Four percent of participants said the president should be impeached but not removed, and 40 percent were completely against impeachment.

Trump on Thursday also lashed out at prominent Fox News employees who have been critical of him and his interactions with the president of Ukraine, which is at the heart of an impeachment inquiry by House Democrats.

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/465155-trump-says-fox-news-doesnt-deliver-for-us-anymore-after-poll-shows

He found a new love:


Richard Engel: Here in Northern Syria one word on everyone's lips: betrayal.

Here in Northern Syria one word on everyone’s lips: betrayal. And now ngo’s warning what could come. Save the Children “Warns of Mass Displacement of Children”


Us military officials have told me the counter ISIS mission with the Kurds was the most successful patenered operation in modern US history. So who will partner with the US now?


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