Mexico Agreed to Take Border Actions Months Before Trump Announced Tariff Deal – New York Times

Once again Trump proves to be the pointless President. He’s nothing but a bag of hot air. All of the so-called breakthroughs from Friday’s announcement were already agreed upon months before. Nothing new here, move along.

There is a certain genius to the man’s madness. In the last month we have seen them with the royal family of Great Britain and the Emperor of Japan with all the pomp and circumstance that comes with this. Sure he made a fool of himself but his people will only see what they want to see and that’s a president being held across the world as a world leader. Their news does not include all the protests that followed him around the world. Their news seems to relish that he sticks his tongue out at world leaders. Lord, he even told Laura Ingraham that he was late for the D-Day activities so he could do the interview with her. Our fallen soldiers are not as important to him as a press opportunity with Trump TV.

He’s leaving a stain on the presidency that is going to be very difficult to remove.

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the full coverage from The New York Times please click here

Read the Mueller Report: Searchable Document and Index BY THE NEW YORK TIMES

In 1966 Robert F. Kennedy delivered a speech that included an instance: There is a Chinese curse which says “May he live in interesting times.” Like it or not, we live in interesting times. They aretimes of danger and uncertainty; but they are also the most creative of any time in the history of mankind.

Two days ago special counsel Robert Mueller made a 9 1/2 minute report to the country. Whether you like him or you don’t like him this man is a patriot and I believe he wanted to warn us not just about the abuses in the white house but also the threat to our democracy by foreign actors, especially Russia, but with thanks to this Administration to others including China and Iran.

he urged that all Americans read the reports that he and his team put together. It’s not a dry read but it’s certainly not a John Grisham novel I’m posting this because I’m hoping that my followers on this blog will take the time to download this and read the part they are interested in if not the whole 485 pages.

Our democracy is at stake here. I think it is our civic duty to read this report that took two years in the making. Yesterday the report paid for itself. Paul manafort’s for securus of his properties including a condominium on the 43rd floor of Trump Tower are now the properties of the United States of America and its citizenry. The Marshal Service will be posting these properties for sale and they’re value is considered to be conservatively at 42 million dollars. The whole power investigation cost $22, 000,000.

Let TV commentators be TV commentators but it’s time for us to get on the saddle and read the report itself.

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For full searchable Mueller Report by the New York Times please click here

Israel Moves to Hold New Election as Netanyahu Fails to Form a Coalition – NY Times

I just heard on MSNBC that’s Trump is throwing tantrums throughout private wing of the White House and this news cannot be welcome to him or Jared Kushner. Let’s face it Benjamin Netanyahu is a crook who stole from his people. Of course just like Trump supporters BB’s supporters follow him blindly and don’t care that he is corrupt to the Core.

My dad worked for the state of Israel and he got me this incredible gig when I was in college. I talked to spend a week with the leader of Israel while they were planning fundraising for Israel in the seventies. There was a conference every year in Miami Beach and my job was to take care of the Israeli leader and I actually got to spend a lot of time with people like Prime Ministers Golda Meir and Yitzhak Rabin. Now those were Prime Ministers that Israel could be proud of. I hope the Israeli people will elect someone that will leave their country on the path to peace and not a path to war. I think we’ve had enough Wars in our lifetimes.

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel has been nicknamed “the magician” for the political wizardry that has kept him in office for the last decade.
Photo Credit: Menahem Kahana/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Trump Officials Prepare to Bypass Congress to Sell Weapons to Gulf Nations – NYT

Do you remember when do United States promoted democracy across the globe? It wasn’t that long ago, like in 2016. Now we have a government that praises dictators and welcomes them into the White House with open arms. Now we have a government that believes liars like Putin and Mohammed Bin Salman.now we have a government that says there are good people on both sides when white nationalist kill someone in Charlottesville.

We are not used to selling arms, We are in the arms Dealer to the world. Of course we never had a former Boeing executive as the acting Secretary of Defense before. Selling arms to other countries has a process.and the process needs to go through Congress but this President and his administration believe they are above the law. let’s see how the spineless republicans in Congress hold up the power of their branch of government, I have very little faith they will.

So let’s all bask in the orb of Darkness that is descending upon a country under this Administration. The little boy that never grew up, Jared Kushner, is having his day. John Bolton knows that this is going to provoke Iran. So everybody’s having their cake and eating it too.

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Honestly, could you imagine if President Obama had participated in this cold like orb ceremony? Republicans in Congress has heads would all have exploded.

White House and Justice Dept. Officials Discussed Mueller Report Before Release – New York Times

Yes, I am a partisan Democrat and very proud of that. When my dad came to this country he saw which side was good and talk me the same.

Republicans win because they cheat. Democrats lose because they’re good at it.

I have watched a litany of amazing people who ran for president and did not win because Republicans cheat

Let’s start with Nixon, Hubert Humphrey was the vice president under Lyndon Baines Johnson and would have been a wonderful president of the United States but Nixon had to cheat it’s called Watergate.

George McGovern who ran in 1972 and who received my first vote in a presidential election. He ran against Nixon cheats.

After the Fall From Grace that Nixon suffered Gerald Ford immediately pardon him when he became president. A move I’m sure that Mike Pence would emulate in a second if he got to be president. Jimmy Carter 1 in 1976 when the United States needed a change from all of this cheating.

But never fear Ronald Reagan came to the scene and went and negotiated behind Jimmy Carter’s back to release the Iranian hostages. he made Jimmy Carter look weak and one of the best presidents we ever had lost in his re-election bid. You all know Jimmy Carter has one of the most amazing ex-presidents who even had his current age is building homes for the needy.

Al Gore won the election against George W Bush, but the Republicans cheat and because of the mess that the State of Florida is we got the wrong man to be president and we got to Wars that we still are in because of that. Think about what an Al Gore presidency would have done for our planet, instead of making videos he would have been able to actually make policy that would have reversed climate change in time for all of what’s happening right now not to have happened.

In 2004 John Kerry a military hero was Swift boated by the cheating Republicans and made to look like a deserter. This is coming from a president who had never done anything except to avoid military service. George W Bush came from a family of military service but he had nothing to do with it.

They try to cheat against President Obama but he was good and he had moderately honorable opponents.

Which takes us to present day and the cheater in Chief who currently occupies the White House. He colluded with Russians, wikileak, and anyone else he could get to cheat himself into the White House.

so it’s not surprising that tomorrow when the Mueller report comes out they would have already cheated. They are going to try to eclipse the Mueller Report with news coverage of their own but the American people are smarter than that and I think they’re going to see through it.

Always remember Republicans win because they cheat.

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for full coverage from The New York Times please click here

Attorney General William Barr should be looking over his shoulder for the rest of his life because he can look at history books and see. Attorney General Mitchell went to jail for what he did for Nixon during Watergate. May William Barr suffer the same fate.

Peter Buttigieg is gay enough and the Democrats should not be eating their own – NYT

Two months ago most of us would have been shocked to find out that one of the main cities in Indiana had a gay mayor. Two months ago most of us did not know who Peter Buttigieg was. And here we are.

So far in this presidential season I have given money to two candidates, Kamala Harris my Senator and Peter Buttigieg. I thought I’d be up front about that right off the bat.

In this age of Russian trolls or Chinese trolls or Iranian trolls we need to be careful who we think we’re hearing information from. Oppo research is going to be released not just by opposing candidates but from other countries now. I believe that it is the goal of those who want to destroy the American system to spread as much mis-information as possible.

I have not made it a secret on my blog that I am a gay man. So sure I was intrigued and somewhat scared to hear there was a gay man running for President. But then I heard him speak and I tried to remove the filter of my being gay as well and I was truly impressed by this 37 year old man. His resume is amazing. He is taken South bend Indiana from the brink of bankruptcy to a thriving City. He has a budget of 385 million dollars and overseas a staff of a thousand within the city. I don’t know how many senators that can claim the same. He served two tours of duty in Afghanistan. He’s a Rhodes scholar, went to Harvard and seems to have his head firmly placed upon his shoulders.

So let the naysayers be naysayers but Democrats stop acting like we are each other’s enemies. sure I say never Brownie and not because I don’t like Bernie Sanders so much but because I truly believe he could quickly and easily lose to the present occupant of the White House and that scares me because I don’t know whether or not our country can survive another four years of this madman.

Naysayers, what is gay enough?

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Pete Buttigieg at a fundraiser in Manhattan in March.
Photo Credit: Stephanie Keith for The New York Times

Donald Trump Expected to Announce Running Mate Before Convention – New York Times

First Donald Trump said he would not announced his vice presidential candidate until the convention now he’s going to announce it before the convention. I have one word for him:

Or in this case I think a picture is worth a thousand words. This man cannot be held down to a single position or belief. Whenever something doesn’t hit the fan right he changes his story. But he wants to be our president and Truth does matter. Please read the New York Times article below. This is truly a case of lipstick not making a pig look any better.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/02/us/politics/donald-trump-vice-president.html

A Young Cancer Survivor Scolds Donald Trump – New York Times

I don’t want a President who makes fun of me I want a President who inspires me. With those words Dante cuts to the chase of what’s wrong with Donald Trump. I’m disabled and my hand doesn’t function very well and when he made fun of the reporter if hit home to me.
One of the fact checking blogs reports that every five minutes of a Donald Trump speech involves a lie. Is that the character we want in the White House?
Shame on Donald Trump.
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http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/26/us/politics/a-young-cancer-survivor-scolds-donald-trump.html

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Donald Trump Tells NRA Hillary Clinton Wants to Let Violent Criminals Go Free – NYTIMES

In a speech full of lies, something we need to expect in the next five and a half months from Trump, he slams Hillary for her stance on gun control. He says that she is looking to overturn the Second Amendment. That is a bold face lie. But his line works for him as he got the endorsement of the NRA. But let’s be real here they endorsed McCain and Romney and their endorsements did very little
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http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/21/us/politics/nra-guns-donald-trump-hillary-clinton.html

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Trump Is No Accident – NYTimes

Paul Krugman has a realistic view of why the Donald Trump phenomenon has happened. The constant hatred for President Obama by the Republican Party has basically put their foot in an anthill and now that the answer coming out they don’t know what to do. People say this is the end of the Republican Party , I don’t think so. I think there will be some soul-searching and eventually they will come to their senses. It will be too late to fix the harm done to our country and to the office of the presidency. The Republicans should be ashamed of themselves they are the Constitution thumping people who are doing exactly the opposite of what our constitution says.
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http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/03/14/opinion/trump-is-no-accident.html

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