Trump’s late-election rallies weren’t the boon the White House insists they were – The Washington Post

The angry mob of white older people coming to Trump rallies are not sustainable. Regardless of how the election went last week white older people as your base a party is not sustainable. The Democrats have the youth behind them and that’s a headwind for the Republicans. you know they have been saying that the youth both would not be that great and yet they voted. they understand the issues and are well informed and want to make sure that this country is a good place for all and not just for the rich.

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President Trump speaks at a Make America Great Again rally in Cleveland on Nov. 5. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

The Delusional Futility of Analyzing Ashley Kavanaugh’s Awkward Body Language During Her Husband’s Swearing-In – Slate

I must be one of those violent Democrats because I did not watch anything to do with Kavanaugh’s Vote or swearing-in. Hand the hypocrisy of having a second swearing-in just baffles me. But then everything that this White House does baffles me.

I rarely ask that you go to the link that I post regarding the stories. I do urge you to go and watch the video for yourself. It’s rather disturbing.

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Charles Aznavour, the ‘Frank Sinatra of France’, dies aged 94 – The Guardian

Charles Aznavour has been in my life all my life. His song “la bohème” one of my parents favorites. They would play it and I watch my mom become melancholy for her family. It is an Anthem of how things change and yet always remain the same. I have such great memories listening to this man’s music and I will always be grateful to him.

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The American Bar Association had concerns about Kavanaugh 12 years ago. Republicans dismissed those, too. – The Washington Post

Being blinded by ambition and the need to please one’s case is not exclusively a republican problem. I have watched the Democrats fall into the same exact trap. Right now it seems that the grand old party is in quicksand. One by one their nominations turn out to be flawed in so many respects that you wonder who did the vetting. Well the vetting was done by a White House that’s incompetent and 12 years ago we had the same issues. I know everybody looks back to W with nostalgia. I wonder how much Nostalgia those who lost loved ones in unnecessary wars have for his presidency. So yes, the Republicans have had a terrible run the last 16 years and I hope that they will find their way and understand that they need to be a party that opens its doors to everyone. The Democrats in the 60s were the Republicans of today and the Democrats found a way to fix themselves. I hope the Republicans will do the same for the sake of our country.

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Judge Brett Kavanaugh not being all that judicious during his second confirmation Hearing in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee on September 27th 2018. Photo credit Washington Post

At President Trump’s hotel in New York, revenue went up this spring — thanks to a visit from big-spending Saudis – The Washington Post

The emoluments Clause of the Constitution prohibits this. It even says princes of foreign countries in it. How much clearer can it be? Donald Trump Jr andnd his family is in violation of the Constitution of the United States and for that reason alone should be impeached.

the only reason we know anything about this is that Trump does not own the hotel but only runs it, and I understand very badly for investors. In a letter to these investors the general manager wrote jubilantly how although the Saudi Prince did not stay at the hotel the Entourage did and this gave them a boost of 13% in the first quarter, a quarter which has been in the last 3 years a losing quarter for this hotel.

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Trump International Hotel in Manhattan is the one remaining Trump-branded hotel in New York. (Houdek Vladimir/Associated Press)

“Did They Think I Was Just Going to Roll Over and Die?”: The Cohen vs. Trump Battle Ratchets Up – Vanity Fair

It’s funny how politics can make you switch allegiances. Take me for example, when James Comey came out and did that thing in October reigniting the so-called email scandal I was furious at him. Now he’s telling people to vote democratic, am I supposed to like them now?

Michael Cohen, the thug that has had the moniker of Donald Trump’s fixer for the last 15 years he’s not one of my favorite people on the planet. Now he’s trying to save his skin. He’s painting himself as a family man one who cares about his children and wants to watch them grow up and not do so from a prison cell. Hey, I’m a human being I understand completely that sentiment. The problem is when you sell your soul to the devil, the Devil comes and get your soul when it’s time. Michael Cohen can claim to be this new person hell-bent on making sure Donald Trump gets his but in the grand scheme of things Michael corn deserves everything he is going to get.

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Trump seeks to reorganize the federal government – POLITICO

We’ve all heard the story of Robin Hood. He robbed the rich and gave to the poor. We have a reverse Robin Hood in the white house. He robs the poor and gives to the rich. This is been clear and his tax plan and now trying to reorganize the way we help those who are less fortunate. It’s shameful and there’s a special place in hell for people like him and his administration.

The way they’re treating these young children coming for Asylum and putting them in cages in super cold former Walmart buildings. The Waltons paid a lot of money to get Trump into office and the rest of the Republican gang so I guess they’re reaping the benefits.

Boycott Walmart.

Luckily 45 is not King and he cannot make any of these changes without Congressional approval and nothing is going through Congress until after the elections in November so this is just more food for his weird the hungry base. And I say weirdly hungry because they are hungry, most of them are poor and these changes will hurt them but they think that for some reason they will be exempt. Were they exempt when he took away Obamacare? Where they given giant tax refunds? The base is being fooled and like any member of a cult they will just follow blindly.

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The plan, like President Donald Trump’s annual budget, demonstrates the administration’s thinking on a range of domestic policy issues. | Evan Vucci/AP Photo

Black Cube: Inside the shadowy Israeli firm accused of trying to undermine the Iran deal – NBC News

Israel was a country that I had and have deep roots with.

My dad worked for the State of Israel for 18 years.

My paternal grandmother lived and is buried there.

The first fundraiser that I ever had chaired as an adult was for Israel.

Most of the family I have on Earth live there.

So, you can understand how difficult this post is for me to write.

Israel is run by an oligarch. Benjamin Netanyahu belongs in jail. He is a blight on the Jewish people. He has created a country in His image filled with people who are willing to skirt the law for their own benefit. A country willing to risk dealing with Patrick series just in case there is some money to be made. He is the Donald Trump of Israel. So this story about a company that does dirty tricks, a la Cambridge Analytica, is not surprising. If it had not happened I would have been surprised.

There is a group of American evangelicals and believes that Israel must be destroyed and I war with the Arab states in order for the Rapture to begin. This is superstitious mumbo jumbo but they truly believe this. Benjamin Netanyahu and his cohorts play into their hands and it disgusts me.

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Ty Cobb, key Trump lawyer handling the Russia investigation, retires – NBC NEWS

I love the euphemisms that the White House uses when it wants to skirt an issue. Instead of saying that Ty Cobb had been fired they’re saying he’s retiring. The Republicans are mounting a weird defense for the president who is so embattled by what’s going on in the Russia investigation. They have a cult like attachment to this man because of fear from their base. A large majority of trump supporters believe that he has lied about his relationship with Stormy Daniels and they say they don’t care. If that’s not cut like I don’t know what it is?

Then of course they’re trying to impeach Rod Rosenstein trying to fire the special counsel and interesting Lee had refused to pledge not to use stolen or hacked materials in the 2018 midterms. The Democratic party has pledged not to use stolen or hacked emails or other materials.

I’ve said this before and I’m sorry to sound partisan, but the Republicans only win when they cheat.

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President Donald Trump attends an event in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on May 1, 2018.Jim Lo Scalzo / EPA