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No, Michael Bloomberg will not 'Get It Done' replies
Posted by ladydawgfan 2/18/2020 2:30:36 PM Post Reply
It's safe to assume that someone who managed to amass a fortune in the tens of billions through his own efforts (more or less) is, as they say, a pretty sharp cookie. Why, then, did former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg decide to roll out his presidential campaign using the slogan "Mike will get it done," out of the many options expensive propaganda gurus — um, consultants — proposed? The implication that President Trump isn't "getting it done" is self-evidently absurd. By any measure, Americans in virtually every demographic, economic, and social category will agree they are better off than under Obama. Our president "got it done" despite facing hurricane-force winds.
Trump says he knows identity
of 'Anonymous' author
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Posted by Imright 2/18/2020 2:24:49 PM Post Reply
President Trump said he knows the identity of "Anonymous." His statement to reporters on Tuesday indicates a multi-pronged search within the White House for the author of the tell-all book, A Warning, which spoke of a resistance movement within the Trump administration, has been successful. "I know who it is," Trump said as he boarded a plane at Joint Base Andrews destined for Los Angeles, adding that he could not divulge a name just yet. "But I know who it is. We won't get into it. People know it's a fraud. I know who it is and I know who some of the leakers are," he added.
Sen. Murphy: I Secretly Met With Zarif in His
Hotel Suite Because its Dangerous Not to Meet
With Adversaries
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Posted by ladydawgfan 2/18/2020 2:20:01 PM Post Reply
Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) admitted Tuesday morning that he and several other Democrats did indeed hold a secret meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif during the Munich Security Conference last week, arguing that it would be dangerous NOT to meet clandestinely with Iranian officials. The Federalist’s Mollie Hemingway broke the story about the Dems’ rogue meeting with foreign adversaries in an exclusive on Monday. When asked to respond to the report during a press conference in Ethiopia on Tuesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressed hope that the Democrats were supporting “America’s foreign policy and not their own.”
Chicago leaders blast Trump plan to bring
in border agents as effort to intimidate
immigrants, hurt census count
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Posted by AltaD 2/18/2020 2:11:12 PM Post Reply
Chicago politicians and immigrant advocates vowed to push back against plans by the Trump administration to deploy tactical units from the southern border to strengthen immigration enforcement in Chicago and other so-called sanctuary cities.U.S. Rep. Congressman Jesus “Chuy” Garcia contended the timing of the initiative was intended to “instill fear” in immigrants not just about deportation but about participating the 2020 Census. “The timing is no accident,” Garcia said at a press conference Tuesday. “The attempted intimidation has a clear purpose: It is to intimidate our neighbors who are Latino, African American, Asian American communities in particular, not to open their doors.
The Best Is Yet to Come replies
Posted by ladydawgfan 2/18/2020 2:07:30 PM Post Reply
In 1969 Frank Sinatra recorded a song that became an instant classic. The title was, “The Best Is Yet to Come.” The lyrics, originally written by Carol Leigh and composed by Cy Coleman in 1959, went like this: "Out of the tree of life I just picked me a plum; You came along, and everything started to hum; Still it’s a real good bet; The best is yet to come. Best is yet to come, and babe won’t that be fine; You think you’ve seen the sun; But you ain’t seen it shine." Historically, “best” has been used to say that good things have happened, but that even better things will happen in the future.
WATCH: President Trump commutes sentence
of ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich
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Posted by Illinois Mom 2/18/2020 2:01:08 PM Post Reply
WASHINGTON —President Donald Trump has confirmed during an interview with reporters that he has commuted the sentence of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. In August, Trump said he was seriously considering commuting Blagojevich’s 14-year sentence, calling it unbelievably unfair.
The Reason They Support Trump Isn’t About
Trump
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Posted by ladydawgfan 2/18/2020 1:56:52 PM Post Reply
WESTBY, Wisconsin—Spend any time with people who supported presidential candidate Donald Trump in 2016 and you quickly find out that the reasons they voted for Trump had very little to do with him. It is likely one of the most misunderstood threads among this new conservative populist coalition. To get the real reasons for their support for Trump, you have to be where they are, have no preconceived ideas about who they are and have no prejudice for what you think their motivations are. Tom Schaub, Ralph Petersheim, Donna Leum, Kris Amundson and Ben Klinkner are all sitting around a large conference table
NFL greats cheer as Trump
pardons former San Francisco
49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo Jr.
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Posted by greggojo 2/18/2020 1:26:19 PM Post Reply
The White House announced Tuesday that President Trump is granting a full pardon to former San Francisco 49ers owner Edward DeBartolo Jr., who was convicted of failing to report a bribe to the former governor of Louisiana when he pleaded guilty in 1998. NFL greats including Jerry Rice, Ronnie Lott, Charles Haley, and Jim Brown were on hand at the White House, expressing their support for DeBartolo, who was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2016. "I take my hat off to Donald Trump for what he did," Rice said, crediting DeBartolo for his former team's success in the 1980s and 90s.
Exclusive—Tom Cotton Plans to Back
Veterans for Congress in GOP Bid to Retake
House: ‘We Will Win Back the Majority’
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Posted by Imright 2/18/2020 1:25:20 PM Post Reply
Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) has launched a new effort to support fellow veterans in bids for Congress as part of an organized campaign designed to help Republicans secure their U.S. Senate majority and retake the majority in the U.S. House in November. Cotton, a U.S. Army veteran who served in both Iraq and Afghanistan before his election in 2012 to the U.S. House, told Breitbart News exclusively that he is rolling out a series of endorsements of veterans running in key battleground House districts nationwide this year. Cotton, in 2014, won a U.S. Senate seat in Arkansas, and he is running for re-election this year unopposed,
Let Presidents’ Day Include FDR,
Reagan With Our Other Giants
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Posted by abuela10 2/18/2020 1:22:31 PM Post Reply
Writing on Presidents’ Day, there comes back to me the notion I have held for more than 20 years that the holiday should be moved forward one week and extended to include the next two great presidents after Washington and Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt (born January 30, 1882) and Ronald Reagan (born February 6, 1911). I was contemplating this when Mark Levin’s show on Fox News appeared on my television screen and the guest was Burton Folsom, a retired professor from Hillsdale College, an exceptionally fine university which had the generosity (and questionable judgment) to invite me on one of its lecture-cruises around the British Isles
Bernie Sanders: ‘The United States Must
Find the Moral Conviction to
Choose…Democratic Socialism’
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Posted by Imright 2/18/2020 1:11:13 PM Post Reply
Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who won the Democratic presidential primary in New Hampshire last week, is arguing that “the United States must find…the moral conviction to choose…democratic socialism.” “Today,” he said in a June 12, 2019 speech at George Washington University, “we have a demagogue in the White House who, for cheap political gain, is attempting to deflect the attention of the American people away from the real crises that we face and, instead, is doing what demagogues always do--and that is divide people up and legislate hatred.” (Video)
Indie Rock Band Helps Draw 17,000 for
Bernie Sanders Rally in Tacoma, WA
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Posted by Imright 2/18/2020 1:08:27 PM Post Reply
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) drew a massive crowd of over 17,000 to his rally in Tacoma, Washington, Monday evening, which featured actor Tim Robbins, Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), and the indie rock band Portugal. The Man. His campaign is calling it “the largest rally any presidential candidate has held in Washington this cycle.”“This is the kind of energy a campaign needs to defeat Donald Trump in November,” Bernie 2020 Washington State Director Carin Chase said in a statement.“Our campaign has the grassroots support and momentum we need to expand the electorate here in Washington and complete the political revolution
Midland Oilman Clayton Williams (1931-2020):
Winner in Business, Not in Politics
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Posted by StormCnter 2/18/2020 1:04:55 PM Post Reply
There was never enough for Midland oilman Clayton Williams. Never enough crude and gas to extract. Never enough ranch land to graze. Never enough groundwater to exploit. Never enough wealth. “Money is how you keep score,” he once told journalist and social critic Vance Packard. By that measure, Williams was a winner when he died Friday night at age 88, having walked away with $1.3 billion from the sale of his oil company in 2017. Yet Claytie—as he was widely called—is better known among Texans for losing his 1990 gubernatorial bid to Ann Richards, the last Democrat to occupy the governor’s mansion.
I Take It All Back, Joe! Please Don’t Quit! replies
Posted by earlybird 2/18/2020 12:57:58 PM Post Reply
This is a cri de coeur. I know what Joe is thinking right now. Joe knows that his 60-year quest to become president is crashing and burning. He knows that things are looking pretty hopeless. He knows that he hasn’t got a prayer. He knows that he will never sit behind the Resolute Desk. He knows that he will never spend the night in the White House bedroom. He knows that he will never fly on Air Force One. He knows that he will never hear “Hail to the Chief” (Snip) knows that he will be remembered as something other than “a distinguished elder statesman”—it will be more like “geriatric
Guns, ammo confiscated from car at
United Center before NBA All-Star Game
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Posted by AltaD 2/18/2020 12:35:11 PM Post Reply
Authorities confiscated weapons and ammunition from a car at the United Center on Sunday before the start of the NBA All-Star Game. A 2019 black Yukon Denali drove into the loading dock checkpoint area of the arena about 6:45 p.m. and stopped to be checked out by a bomb-sniffing dog before dropping off its passengers, Chicago police said. The K9 “detected a possible hit and warranted further investigation,” police said. Passengers were told to remain inside the car, but they grabbed their things, got out and walked toward the United Center, saying they were part of the half-time show.(Snip) two loaded weapons and boxes of live ammo inside of a military style
Biden channels Bill Clinton 1992
'Comeback Kid' narrative to buoy
sinking White House chances
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Posted by PageTurner 2/18/2020 12:31:16 PM Post Reply
Joe Biden is playing up Bill Clinton's comeback during the 1992 Democratic presidential primary season as he seeks to convince voters in Nevada not to give up on him. Biden, 77, who is fighting to stay in the 2020 Democratic race for the White House after finishing fourth in Iowa and fifth in New Hampshire, was confronted by a voter in Reno over his electability ahead of this Saturday's Nevada caucuses. "You're smart, you're well-educated, you're experienced, you've got class, and you've got character," the man started. "What the heck is going on with your campaign?" In response, Biden called the question "legitimate" before telling the crowd his
On Presidents Day, Jeb Bush
urges return to civility in politics
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Posted by NorthernDog 2/18/2020 12:27:53 PM Post Reply
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush told a Presidents Day audience of investors and money managers that it’s time for a return to civility in the nation’s politics. And the man who was ousted early from the Republican primaries of 2016 gave a decidedly mixed review of the first term of President Donald Trump, who bruised him often on the campaign trail. Bush spoke Monday to an audience of several hundred investors in Hollywood at a conference sponsored by the financial firm Noble Capital Markets of Boca Raton. During the speech and onstage interview with author Brant Pinvidic
Pompeo: I Hope Secret Democrat Meeting
With Iran Wasn’t Meant To Undermine
U.S. Foreign Policy
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Posted by earlybird 2/18/2020 11:58:27 AM Post Reply
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo responded to Federalist reporting Tuesday of Democratic senators privately meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif without State Department knowledge or approval. Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut and other Democrat senators met with Zarif last week on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference, an annual forum convening hundreds of world leaders each February to discuss international threats. (Snip)Murphy has defended Democratic rogue meetings with foreign leaders in the past while offering harsh criticism of Republicans who sent an open letter to the Iranian regime while the Obama administration stamped out the details of a nuclear agreement with the Middle Eastern adversary.
Biden’s Stuck Between
Barack and a Hard Place
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Posted by Garnet 2/18/2020 11:01:54 AM Post Reply
For all of the agonizing within Joe Biden’s inner circle over how to cure what ails the former vice president’s anemic presidential run – fourth place in Iowa, fifth place in New Hampshire, presumably another setback in Nevada this weekend – there’s an obvious fix: roll out Barack Obama’s endorsement post haste. Specifically (and yes, it assumes that Biden would be Obama’s favorite among the Democrats remaining in the race), have the former president endorse his ex-running mate in the week leading up to the Feb. 29 Democratic presidential primary in South Carolina.Why the Palmetto State? Because of sentimental value (in 2008, Obama won that state’s primary
Left Goes Bananas On Barr’s DOJ After
Ignoring Far Worse Under Obama
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Posted by Imright 2/18/2020 10:56:08 AM Post Reply
No one should be above the law, Republican or Democrat. Nor should our elected leaders undermine equal justice under the law.Okay, now that these obvious statements have been made, what should we make of the 1,100 signatures to a letter calling on Attorney General Barr to resign amid all the debate regarding the Department of Justice (DOJ)? As someone who served, albeit briefly, as a federal prosecutor, this question is of particular interest to me.First, consider that the DOJ resides in the Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Department of Justice Building. Bobby Kennedy was his brother’s closest political ally and advisor. Does the media suggest we should re-name the building
Dems Beware: Don’t Be
Like Mitt in 2012
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Posted by Garnet 2/18/2020 10:54:51 AM Post Reply
Democratic political operatives have been banging their heads against the wall trying to figure out what went wrong in 2016. How did the party lose one of the most winnable elections in recent history? What can they do differently in 2020 to right that electoral wrong? But what if Democrats are looking at the wrong election for lessons about how to win 2020?When all is said and done, the 2016 election might end up being a black-swan event. The combination of Russian interference, Comey intervention and multiple third-party candidates make that election a hard one to extract guidance from. Besides, running for an open seat is a fundamentally different
Protests planned at Seattle-area Catholic
school over contested teacher resignations
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Posted by Ron_lfp 2/18/2020 10:47:43 AM Post Reply
Students, parents, and alumni are planning protests at Kennedy Catholic High School in Burien this week over the recent resignations of two teachers. School officials say the resignations were voluntary. But some say Paul Danforth and Michelle Beattie were forced out over their sexuality. Students plan to stage a protest inside the school on Tuesday morning. (snip) The controversy has already caught the eye of King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove,
President Donald Trump Threatens To Sue
‘Everyone’ Over Mueller Investigation And
Roger Stone Trial
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Posted by Imright 2/18/2020 10:26:54 AM Post Reply
President Donald Trump threatened on Twitter Tuesday morning to sue “everyone” involved in Robert Mueller’s special counsel Russia investigation and the trial of former Trump adviser Roger Stone.“These were Mueller prosecutors, and the whole Mueller investigation was illegally set up based on a phony and now fully discredited Fake Dossier, lying and forging documents to the FISA Court, and many other things,” Trump stated in relation to the former prosecutors in Stone’s case. The four prosecutors Trump referred to withdrew from Stone’s case after Trump voiced displeasure over the reported 7 to 9 year sentence the Justice Department originally sought for Stone.
Biden, with a straight face, calls on AG
Bill Barr to resign over greatest abuse
of power he has ever seen
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Posted by Imright 2/18/2020 10:14:34 AM Post Reply
Former Vice President Joe Biden “absolutely” agreed with calls for Attorney General William Barr to resign. The 2020 Democratic presidential candidate joined the chorus of critics demanding Barr resign after President Donald Trump “intimidated” him into intervening in the case involving former Trump campaign official Roger Stone. (Video) Biden slammed the “greatest abuse of power” he has ever seen during an interview on MSNBC on Monday, speaking to Nicolle Wallace about the letter she said was signed by more than 2,000 federal prosecutors and Justice Department officials calling for Barr’s resignation.
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