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Sessions recusing himself from Russia probe – POLITICO

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In my opinion this is just the first step. Jeff sessions needs to resign from his post as Attorney General. Yesterday he claimed that he had conversations with the Russian ambassador during the campaign Elation ship to his duties on the Foreign Relations Committee. NBC News ask 26 of the other members of the Foreign Relations Committee if they had had any contact with the Russian Ambassador or anyone from Russia over the last year, 20 said they have not and six never responded. So this smokescreen of saying that he was doing this within the purview of his duties as a senator is an alternate. But at the end of the day this will mean that there may be a probe of 45 and his campaign and how they colluded with Russia.

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http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/jeff-sessions-doj-russia-investigation-republicans-react-235604

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POLITICO Breaking News: Pelosi calls on Sessions to resign

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I just received the following in an email from political to my personal email address. Unfortunately the link takes you somewhere else, a story about Lindsey Graham asking sessions to recuse himself. So I’m a little baffled about this:

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Wednesday called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign after it was reported that he failed to disclose contacts he had with the Russian government when questioned during his confirmation hearing. The Washington Post reported that the then-senator, a leading supporter of Donald Trump for president, spoke with Russia’s ambassador to the United States twice last year.

“After lying under oath to Congress about his own communications with the Russians, the Attorney General must resign,” Pelosi wrote in a statement. “There must be an independent, bipartisan, outside commission to investigate the Trump political, personal and financial connections to the Russians.”

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the ranking member on the House oversight committee, also called on Sessions to resign

http://politi.co/2mHzAU9

Photo credit Salon magazine

45’s First Address to Congress Draws Smaller Crowd Than Obama in Early Ratings – Variety.com

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I cannot imagine that’s 45 woke up this morning and did not immediately check the ratings of a speech last night. This must be getting under his skin. The inability to be more popular than President Obama. President Obama, the man he tried to question his Birthright to be president. The resistance is working. For myself, I had my TV tunes to the Food Network and did not record Rachel Maddow or any of the shows that I normally do last night. I never went 2ne Muse station throughout the night. We need to tell this man that unless he starts acting like the president of the United States and not just that very small minority that he calls the people we will not give him the legitimacy he so so craves.

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https://www.google.com/amp/variety.com/2017/tv/news/tv-ratings-donald-trump-first-address-congress-obama-1201999788/amp/

The White House’s Politico slime job, from start to finish – The Washington Post

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When Putin was first appointed president by Boris Yeltsin he actually thought about becoming a member of NATO. But then he decided to go the dictator route and the first thing he did was to close down Russian television. Up to that point it had been as free as Russian television had ever been. Now it’s only a tool of the government and Putin’s alter ego. Now we have 45 who is on a Relentless attack on the Press. I have said this many times before but the Press is in our constitution for a reason. Our forefathers called it the fourth estate or the fourth branch of government. It’s the overseer making sure that the government doesn’t overstepped its bounds and commits dereliction of Duty. 45 wants no part of the press because he has his own agenda.

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wemple/wp/2017/02/28/the-white-houses-politico-slime-job-from-start-to-finish/?utm_term=.4a0371de1703#

Yes I took artistic license but Melissa McCarthy As Sean Spicer Is The Best Thing On SNL In Years

Kentucky, Arkansas Post Largest Drops in Uninsured Rates – Gallup

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It looks like the well-deserving Trump voter is going to get the shaft when they lose their coverage under the Affordable Care Act. People voting against their best interest is what Republicans hope for and got in 2016. Let’s see how they keep their base together in 2018 when all of these Cuts start making people sick again. Could not happen to a better group of losers. I hope you don’t think I’m being too harsh because I was going to say actually something even harsher.

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http://www.gallup.com/poll/203501/kentucky-arkansas-post-largest-drops-uninsured-rates.aspx?utm_source=alert&utm_medium=email&utm_content=morelink&utm_campaign=syndication

Coretta Scott King’s 1986 statement and testimony on Jeff Sessions’s U.S. District Court nomination in Alabama

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Since Mitch McConnell thinks that these words about Jeff sessions are so damaged that he muted Senator Elizabeth Warren on the senate floor tonight I thought I would give you the opportunity to read the letter yourself. What’s most amazing is that the reasoning behind telling Elizabeth Warren she had to stop was that she was insulting a sitting senator. But in 1986 Jeff sessions was not a senator and the letters that Elizabeth Warren was reading war from Senator Edward Kennedy and marther Luther King’s widow Coretta Scott King. The Republicans are afraid of the truth, but the truth is out there. I hope you will take the time to read this letter and make sure that you tell your friends family and especially children how important her words are.

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Please click on the link below to read the letter

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3259988-Scott-King-1986-Letter-and-Testimony-Signed.html#document/p1

Information on animal welfare disappears from USDA website – The Hill 

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How low can the Trump Administration go? Well now they’re going after abused animals. They have blanked out all the information that the USDA compiles on puppy mills that have abused the animals they are breeding whether they be dogs cats or other of God’s creatures. In what alternate reality does this make sense? I guess we’re not going to be seeing a White House dog anytime soon. At least I hope we won’t be seeing because God only knows where we’ll be going on behind those closed doors. This information was to stop puppy mills why would the Trump Administration block this information from the public? Is there a large puppy mill Lobby that I’m not aware of? This story is 4 days old but was reported tonight on Rachel Maddow. How low will they go, I’m afraid to ask

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https://www.google.com/amp/thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/317901-information-on-animal-welfare-disappears-from-usda-website%3famp

Viola withdraws as Trump’s Army secretary nominee – POLITICO

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If Rex Tillerson, what a name, was able to make the cut and he has been the CEO of the largest polluter and oil company in the world can you imagine what this guy had in his closet? Now all we need to do is get rid of Betsy DeVos of course and Jeff sessions. These people are amazing, they refused to follow ethics rules and divest themselves of things that could cause a conflict.

Well we should celebrate a victory in any case. Let’s see how far in the bottom of the barrel 45 is going to go for his new Army secretary.

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http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/viola-withdraws-as-trumps-army-secretary-nominee-234641

Judge issues broad block against Trump’s travel ban – POLITICO

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I think that Donald Trump and his 3500 lawsuits a year has underestimated the power of the federal courts. They don’t call it a federal case for nothing. This ruling is sweeping and encompasses all 50 states. The close to 100,000 people that have been harassed and inconvenienced by this the legal order from the regime of 45 is not going to stand the test of the judicial system. Even if you Riggs the court with his appointment the justices understand that the constitution must live longer than the four or God forbid 8 years of 45’s presidency.

On a personal note, I have been taken ill with a long infection and have not been able to post to the blog in quite a while. This blog is a joy to me and not having it as part of my daily routine was taking a toll on me. I hope I’ll be able to continue posting and thank you for coming by and engaging with me.

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http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/trump-travel-ban-legal-win-234634

The White House’s LGBT rights page has disappeared – TechCrunch

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It only took one hour in power for Trump to remove the lgbtq page from the White House directory website.

It was replaced with a splash page that invites you to get updates on Donald Trump. 

Donald Trump has been ambiguous and many of his policies but all ambiguity went out the window when he started appointing billionaires and people who want to destroy the department that they are being asked to run. We must form a resistance. We cannot let our guard down. This is a power-hungry men. You know Republicans kept saying that President Obama would never leave office at the end of his term. Not only the office but he left office gracefully. Donald Trump answered the White House and the presidency the most ungraceful matter. I did not watch any of the inaugural and because of my respiratory problems right now I didn’t think it wise to March through the streets of Los Angeles during one of the worst rain storms we’ve ever had. But that doesn’t mean that I did not call both my Senator and my congressman and that they vote against these nominees that are there for nothing but mischief.

As an aside today is my 3rd anniversary of running the block. It has brought me joy and a reason two wake up in the morning. I hope that over the last 3 years I gave information as objectively as I could. I rarely posted a Blog and tree that was not backed up by a major news organization. Now I must redouble my efforts because we have in the White House someone who wants to destroy our way of life.

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https://techcrunch.com/2017/01/20/the-white-houses-lgbt-rights-page-has-disappeared/