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Trump suggests he would be open to lifting sanctions on Russia

Source: CNN

By Daniella Diaz, CNN

Updated 10:59 PM ET, Fri January 13, 2017

Washington (CNN)President-elect Donald Trump suggested Friday he is open to lifting sanctions on Russia, though he plans to keep them for "at least a period of time."

He told the Wall Street Journal in an interview published Friday evening that he might do away with them if Russia helps the US battle terrorists or with other goals important to the US. The sanctions were implemented by the Obama administration last month in response to alleged Russian hacking during the election.

"If you get along and if Russia is really helping us, why would anybody have sanctions if somebody's doing some really great things?" he said in the interview.

Trump's remarks to the Wall Street Journal come after CNN reported classified documents presented to President Barack Obama and Trump included allegations that Russian operatives claim to have compromising personal and financial information about Trump. He has vehemently denied the allegations.

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/13/politics/donald-trump-russia-sanctions-taiwan/


If that ain't an indictable, impeachable quid pro quo, then the world is not run the way it ought to be run.

Posted by Tactical Peek | Sat Jan 14, 2017, 12:37 AM (38 replies)

Red headed stranger receives Gershwin Prize, sings Living In The Promised Land

Country legend Willie Nelson used one of his timeless tracks to address one of today’s biggest political controversies.

Nelson took a moment during the ceremony marking his awarded the Gershwin Prize to comment on the current Syrian refugee debate.

“I think this is one of the most appropriate songs that we could do for this period in America,” Nelson said to the crowd at Washington D.C.’s DAR Constitution Hall. “Many years ago, I recorded this song and I felt like this might be a good time to kind of try to bring it back.”

Then, Nelson performed his 1986 track “Living In the Promised Land” for the first time since 2004. Accompanied by his sons Lukas and Micah, he performed the incredibly timely anthem. “Give us your tired, your weak, and we will make them strong,” Nelson sang. “There’s still a lot of love, living in the Promiseland.”


Posted by Tactical Peek | Fri Jan 13, 2017, 04:06 AM (2 replies)

Law firm representing Trump won Russia award in 2016

Source: CNN

Washington (CNN) Morgan Lewis, a law firm representing President-elect Donald Trump, was named the "Russia Law Firm of the Year" last year by a group that ranks legal organizations.

Facing the press Wednesday for the first time since being elected president, Trump yielded a significant part of his news conference to an attorney from the law firm, which is helping separate him from his various business ties.

In highlighting its receipt of the Russia award, Morgan Lewis' website cites Chambers and Partners. "This active Moscow office of an American firm offers top-level advice in regards to the energy sector and also houses very strong banking and M&A teams," Chambers and Partners writes about the award.

Morgan Lewis' award was first noticed by NBC correspondent Peter Alexander, who tweeted the discovery.
Trump's transition team did not immediately respond to a CNN request for comment.

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/11/politics/donald-trump-law-firm-russia/index.html


I smell a big, fat commie rat.

Posted by Tactical Peek | Wed Jan 11, 2017, 10:42 PM (6 replies)

"Remember, you are a lady."

“Remember, You Are A Lady.”

January 7, 2017 By El Jones

My grandmother’s mantra to her daughters was, “just remember, you are a lady.” When my mother’s oldest sister, the first Black woman to enter the convent school, was taunted by classmates, she was reminded she was a lady. My grandmother would wake up early in the morning and do all the chores so that when her daughters’ friends came by to walk with them to school, she would be sitting at the table, dressed perfectly, as if the maid had just left, like a lady. In all the humiliations and oppressions of colonialism, pawning the possessions to eat, scraping for school uniforms, my grandmother insisted, “you are a lady.”

And when my grandfather’s women one after another knocked on the door of her house and asked for him, she never made a scene. She was a lady. When he met women in the park across from the home, taking my mother with him as an excuse to go outside, she never breathed a word. She would turn her head, and salvage her dignity by pretending she never saw what was happening.

At my sister’s wedding, my 92-year-old aunt approached her. Leaning in, she gave my sister advice. “When he has other women, just remember, he put the ring on you,” she said. “Remember, he might be running around with them, but he’s coming home to you.”

This is what our elders knew about survival, and what they taught us. They never dreamed of leaving marriages, whether there was infidelity, whether there was abuse, whether he disappeared, whether he sold all her jewelry, whether he took a hammer and broke down the kitchen wall, whether he made her get out of bed and scrub the floors all night, even when he hurt the children.


(Background to the article was this recent murder/suicide.)
Posted by Tactical Peek | Sat Jan 7, 2017, 04:47 PM (3 replies)

Yeah, but . . .

Posted by Tactical Peek | Tue Jan 3, 2017, 01:18 AM (4 replies)
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