CDC director resigns over financial conflicts including stock in tobacco, beer and soda companies – LA Times

Until 9/11 I worked for the TRUTH campaign which was the and is the teen anti-tobacco campaign for the United States. The CDC was our partner in making sure that young people did not start down the path of smoking cigarettes. It seems that 45 does not vet his appointees very well. Can you imagine what an uproar it would have been if the head of the CDC under President Obama had even thought of buying stocks and tobacco companies and the like. Did 45 and his minions not think that owning stock in tobacco, alcoholic beverages and soda companies would not be a conflict of interest for the head of the CDC? Well this is the same white house that has an eco-terrorist as the head of the EPA. I read today that this White House wants to reduce government spending on renewable energy resources by 72%.

These infractions that would have been a scandal in any other era are just a blip on the radar for this White House and America is suffering for it.

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Another appointee gone, from this junkheap we call a White House

Rep. Joe Kennedy responds to Trump’s State of the Union: ‘Bullies’ never win – NBC News

This is as close to the speech given by 45 as I will get. I have my TV tune to Animal Planet so that there is no question as to whether or not I am watching him. He has embarrassed our country for a year now and I refused to give him the satisfaction of high ratings.

I think representative Joe Kennedy of Massachusetts, Bobby Kennedy’s grandson, will do a magnificent job in a rebuttal to 45. Enough is enough, I have watched our country go in convulsions because of this man. We are a divided country and the state of our dis-Union is squarely on the shoulders of 45.

And yes 45 will learn that Bullies Never Win.

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Rep. Joe Kennedy III, D-Mass., speaks to supporters of House Democrats taking part in a sit-in on the House Chamber outside the U.S. Capitol on June 23, 2016, in Washington.

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Trump’s gripes against McCabe included wife’s politics, Comey’s ride home – NBC News

A white house that is hell-bent on saying that everything that is in anyway derogatory of their actions is fake news puts out more fake news than any other White House ever. Today and a press briefing the White House said that they had no involvement in getting rid of Andrew McCabe. And yet here is an example of the president attacking not only McKay personally but calling McCabe’s wife a loser because she had the backbone to run for office and try to be a civil servant. I ran for office, albeit a very small one and lost but I don’t consider myself a loser.

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Andrew McCabe and his beautiful family.

President Trump hits back at Jay-Z over ‘superbug’ comments – BBC NEWS

The rapper Eminem has been attacking 45 since 45 started running for office. 45 remained very quiet about these attacks. Jay-Z talks about Trump and he attacks immediately. Let me think here, what’s the difference between these two rappers? Oh yeah, that’s right, Eminem is white. If anything demonstrates the racism that is inbred in 45 this demonstrates it in an empirical way.

I congratulate both rappers and their denunciation of this President. I congratulate all in the Arts who have made a point of separating this president from all other presidents. He is unlike any other president we’ve had in the modern era. It’s why he has a portrait of Andrew Jackson in the Oval Office. Racists love other racists.

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I will only show half of 45’s face, and that’s giving them way too much credit because he’s not half the man any other president we’ve had is.

Defeat is inevitable. Everybody knows it, even Trump – Salon.com

Having lived through Watergate and having a quiet vivid memory of the chain of events that led to Richard Nixon’s firing I cannot agree more with the writer of this article from Salon magazine. It’s inevitable that the current occupant of the White House will have to testify whether it’s via video or in person to the FBI. Let’s not forget that he has lied an average of 5.6 times a day since he’s been in office to the American people. This man is a pathological liar and will not be able to hold in his uberus. He will say things that will damn him. I’m not sure if he will resign or be impeached but the end is coming and I think it’s sooner than most people think, anyway I hope so because this National nightmare must end.

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The White House asked to borrow a van Gogh. The Guggenheim offered a gold toilet instead – washingtonpost.com

What a slap in the face to the first couple. The Guggenheim refused to give them a van go for their private quarters instead they offered a golden toilet. Maybe that’s the new award they should give out to Trump every year, a golden toilet.

Perhaps the Guggenheim looked at it Trump’s past borrowing history and thought that he may never give back the Van Gogh.

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The exhibit “America,” by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelanis, was a fully functional gold toilet displayed at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. (Reuters)

Satisfaction with the moral climate of the U.S. drops — except among Republicans – The Washington Post

The Republican party has taken an unending March into moral depravity. When you hear evengelical leaders defend a sitting president having an affair with a pornstar by saying we don’t have a perfect president you know there’s something wrong with their values. What happened to the party of moral values? I can give you one main answer, Mitch McConnell. Mitch McConnell has been the architect of so many underhanded deals including stonewalling President Obama and his nominee to be a Supreme Court Justice. Changing the rules of the Senate at his whim. And yes, the Democratic party has not been there to defend us as well as they should. I know the Democrats love to say when they go low we go high but at this point I wonder whether or not we are being too nice.

I hope that the Republicans in the country will understand that this is a terrible path for our country. They are ignoring an attack by the Russians on our electoral system for their own political gain. This idea of fake news is disgusting to me. Attacking our judicial system and the agencies that protect us like the FBI and the justice department is intolerable. We must say enough is enough.

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Trump’s 24-Year-Old Deputy Drug Czar To Resign After Questions Over Work History – huffpost.com

This is just the tip of the iceberg in how Annette this Administration has been in its hiring of staff for our government. Yesterday it was revealed that out of about 450 applications for security clearances 168th have been denied for illicit activities.

How to tight the AIDS epidemic, something I was an advocate for, killed about 53,000 souls a year. Under estimate of the amount of deaths due to the opioid epidemic is 63000. So 45 puts a 24 year old as second-in-command. If you look at his resume since he left College the only thing he did was work on the Trump campaign. Look at what he is done to are State Department hands you can go down the list of how he is single-handedly destroying our government. And yet the Republicans are quite happy to say nothing about it. The Republicans, they were the ones who drank themselves in the American flag and now seem content to have Russians running all over our elections. Shame on them.

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Yes, the guy in the circle, is who 45 thought should be second-in-command of an epidemic killing 63,000 people a year. I don’t think he should be running a fraternity.

Burger King made a surprisingly good ad about net neutrality – The Verge

It’s both sad and hardening that Burger King understands net neutrality better than the people who are going to legislate about it. Net neutrality only is not good for big corporations who can pay to put themselves at the front of the line. Individuals like you and me will not to do well under net neutrality. Forces that have changed our politics with citizens united will have much more of a say on how we see and read our News. Net Neutrality must be defended at all cost.

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George Papadopoulos is the ‘John Dean’ of the Russia investigation, his fiancee says – The Washington Post

Having lived through the Watergate Aurora in my mid-teens I still remember clearly how pivotal a player John Dean was in toppling the Nixon Administration. If George Papadopoulos has the same effect on 45 I would be thrilled.

Here comes a little bit of skepticism, his girlfriend seems to be very talkative, I mean his fiance, to the Press. She is putting out statements on his BF all the time. Now I’m not sure if there’s a gag order on the mr. Papadopoulos which makes it hard for him to make statements to the Press but his girlfriend seems to be without constraint.

One point to note is that the court extended the sentencing of mr. Papadopoulos by 3 months. This usually means that a witness is cooperating and that the witness information is pivotal two other prosecution’s. Now all we need to do is wait and see

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Former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos pleaded guilty in early October to lying to federal officials about his contacts with Russian nationals. (Elyse Samuels/The Washington Post)