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Feb 22 08:50

Max Blumental Proves Western Media A Propagandist For War Criminals

Mainstream media coverage of Venezuela gives the impression that President Nicolas Maduro is slowly starving his own people – a narrative which, as journalist Max Blumenthal found after surveying a massive supermarket in Caracas, is wildly deceptive.

Feb 22 08:47

US imports of ‘sanctioned’ Venezuelan oil surge fivefold

Purchases of Venezuelan crude by US energy companies saw a five-fold weekly growth as of the middle of February, nearly reaching their pre-sanctions level, the latest data published by the International Energy Agency (IEA) shows.

Feb 22 08:46

Where are the ‘empty shelves’? Max Blumenthal tours Caracas supermarket (VIDEO)

Corporate media grieve for the barren shelves and empty bellies in Venezuela, but are the alleged food shortages real? After touring a supermarket in Caracas, Max Blumenthal found plenty to buy – even craft beer.
“Grocery shelves lie empty as food becomes increasingly scarce” in Venezuela, the UK Independent weeps. The country’s shops remain open but “sparsely stocked,” The Guardian laments. Even “basic commodities” such as toothbrushes aren’t available for purchase, CNN bemoans. “Hungry” Venezuelans must choose between “torture or starvation,” Bloomberg grimly concludes. Mainstream media coverage of Venezuela gives the impression that President Nicolas Maduro is slowly starving his own people – a narrative which, as journalist Max Blumenthal found after surveying a massive supermarket in Caracas, is wildly deceptive.

Feb 22 08:45

The Empire: Now or Never

Many people I talk to seem to think American foreign policy has something to do with democracy, human rights, national security, or maybe terrorism or freedom, or niceness, or something. It is a curious belief, Washington being interested in all of them. Other people are simply puzzled, seeing no pattern in America’s international behavior. Really, the explanation is simple.

Feb 22 05:34

Donald Trump Uses Poland to Divide Europe and Undermine EU’s Policy towards Iran

Political analyst Adriel Kasonta believes hosting the Warsaw summit would cause further deterioration of Poland’s relations with the European Union, which attempts to avoid the break with Tehran and works on a mechanism to bypass US sanctions against Iran.
Adriel Kasonta, in an interview with FNA, said that the right-wing ruling party in Poland instead of establishing an independent foreign policy, is strongly influenced by “the xenophobic warmongering Trump administration”.

Mr. Kasonta believes that “there are many Polish politicians that condemn the shameful behavior of the current government” in hosting an anti-Iran summit which according to the analyst does not serve the interests of Poland or that of the European Union.

Adriel Kasonta is a London-based lawyer, political analyst and entrepreneur of Polish-Jewish and Tanzanian descent.>>>

Feb 22 05:19

Trump ‘Not Well At All Mentally,’ According To Former Bush Ethics Lawyer

(*But he never found anything wrong with Bush' ethical health ?)

Feb 21 14:56

National Emergency? It’s not the border

Trump has declared a national emergency in a last ditch effort to get his wall built on “public” and private land.

Feb 21 14:17

Rule by fiat: National crises, fake emergencies and other dangerous presidential powers

Who pays the price for the dissolution of the constitutional covenant that holds the government and its agents accountable to the will of the people?

Feb 21 13:36

America’s Burgeoning Imperial Presidency

The above could easily be taken from a new best seller about President Donald Trump in any modern Christian bookstore. (If you doubt that, read this report). But it’s not. The book is entitled Hitler’s Cross and was authored by Erwin Lutzer almost 25 years ago. The focus of the book was the way Germany’s pastors and churches blindly adored and slavishly obeyed Adolf Hitler.

Mind you, I am NOT comparing Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler. I AM, however, comparing the blind adoration and slavish submission that today’s evangelical pastors and churches exhibit toward Donald Trump to the blind adoration and slavish submission that Germany’s pastors and churches exhibited toward the German leader.

The spirit being exhibited by a majority of evangelical pastors and Christians toward President Trump is more than respect and appreciation: It is unabashed idolatry. Trump is a god for millions.

Feb 21 10:58

Scott Adams: The TDS WMD Heading Our Way, Smollet, and Rats

The TDS weapon of mass destruction headed our way
Mueller report will NOT be made fully public
This will trigger a MASSIVE mental health emergency
CNN’s Erin Burnett says unrelated things prove Russian Collusion
Brennan says people can be unwilling puppets of Russia
President Trump’s technique
Respectful words about PEOPLE, other country leaders
He goes hard on POLICIES, while respecting the people
American businessman living in Russia, has the goods on Trump!
Desperate much?
Were you expecting CNN to offset the Jussie Smollet story?
Well…here it is, (accused) white supremacist Nat’l Guard guy
Suggestion: President Trump should request Governor pardon Jussie
He didn’t come down with TDS on his own
He believed he was acting as a patriot, saving the country
People don’t come up with their opinions
People are assigned their opinions by the media they follow

Feb 21 10:55

US House Launches Plan to Oust Trump With Testimony From Cohen – Lawmaker

Democrats in the US House of Representatives are beginning a campaign to oust President Donald Trump from office, with former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen’s testimony to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, the committee’s senior Republican Congressman Jim Jordan charged on Thursday.

"Chairman [Elijah] Cummings first major hearing will feature Michael Cohen as phase one of the Democrats’ coordinated campaign to remove the president from office," Jordan said in a press release.

Cummings took over the Oversight Committee after Democrats gained control of the House in November’s mid-term elections.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Small technicality. The House can impeach, but only the Senate can remove.

Feb 21 09:37

Trump State Dep’t describes Palestine as part of Israel

Yesterday, Trump’s State Department characterized Palestine as part of Israel, seeming to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the entire West Bank.

Said Arikat, a reporter for the Palestinian newspaper Al-Quds, asked State spokesperson Robert Palladino about US service to Palestinians once the U.S. consulate is merged with the embassy in South Jerusalem, reportedly next month.

Palladino assured Arikat that the U.S. will still be involved with “all of Israel.”

Feb 21 09:03

McClatchy: Jared Kushner Asks Business for Immigration Plan

Jared Kushner is working with business groups to develop a pro-business immigration policy for approval by President Donald Trump in coming months, according to the McClatchy news service.
The news service reports:

President Donald Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law is operating on at least two tracks — the first is working with a small group studying specific ways to redistribute employment visas and the second is helping lead a series of “listening sessions” with about three dozen interest groups important to Trump to see if there is a position that Republicans can rally around before the 2020 elections.

Feb 21 06:22

Lindsey Graham Blasts Trump's Syria Exit Strategy

President Trump's announcement that the US would be withdrawing its entire contingent of 2,000 troops from Syria amid the defeat of Daesh (ISIS)* has shaken pro-war officials and lawmakers across Washington, prompting to a string of resignations of senior administration officials, including (now-ex) Pentagon chief Jim Mattis.
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The Republican senator then began listing off a series of terrible consequences that a US withdrawal would mean, including the return of Daesh, Turkish forces attacking Syria's Kurds, and Iran gaining an 'advantage' in the country.

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Feb 21 06:07

Putin warns US with new weapons aimed at Western cities

Moscow will retaliate in kind if US deploys new missiles in Europe, Russian president says as he addresses the nation.

Feb 20 14:31

Michael Tracey: Mueller Report Prediction

If Mueller doesn't deliver the dramatic indictment of Trump that so many desperately crave, expect a swift narrative transition from "he's an infallible, quasi-mystical authority" to "he was secretly working for Trump all along"

Feb 20 13:15

Scott Adams: Bombshell Fake News, Unwitting Russian Assets, and More

Clapper says POTUS might be witting or unwitting asset of Russia
Clapper’s narrative, does it destabilize America and benefit Russia?
Clapper narrative makes HIM a witting or unwitting Russian agent
Black, brown and white citizens have a common enemy, the media
Media profits by CREATING racial conflict and tension
Trump’s GLOBAL effort, to end criminalization of homosexuality
No American President has ever done so much for gays
NYT “bombshell” story has NO named sources
We should ignore stories without names sources
Climate Change Risk - Whiteboard, Mass extinction or not
Probability of outcome, options for each possibility
VERY smart people on both sides
Most nuclear power plant issues are resolved by Gen 4 designs
Gen 4 power plants actually CONSUME nuclear wastes
Gen 4 also costs less and is economic
WhenHub offers donate option to support Interface app experts

Feb 20 12:19

Mapping the American War on Terror (Now in 80 Countries!)

In September 2001, the Bush administration launched the “Global War on Terror.” Though “global” has long since been dropped from the name, as it turns out, they weren’t kidding.

Feb 20 11:57

Is America An International Rogue Nation?

In 2003, America (and its lap-dog UK) invaded and destroyed Iraq on the basis of lies to the effect that the U.S. (and UK) regime were certain that Saddam Hussein had and was developing weapons of mass destruction. These U.S. allegations were based on provable falsehoods when they were stated and published, but the regime’s ‘news’-media refused to publish and demonstrate (or “expose”) any of these lies. That’s how bad the regime was - it was virtually a total lock-down against truth, and for international conquest (in that case, of Iraq): it was mass-murder and destruction on the basis of sheer lies.

That’s today’s U.S. Government - that’s its reality, not its ‘pro-democracy’ and ‘human rights’ myth. (After all: its main ally is the Saud regime, which the U.S. regime is now helping to starve and kill by cholera perhaps millions of Houthis to death.)

Feb 20 11:27

Trump: Ziofascist Imperial Front Man

Trump fronts for imperial America; its military, industrial, security complex; Wall Street, and Israeli Zionist ideologues, fascist extremists, and religious fundamentalists.

His one-sided support for the Jewish state is more extreme than any of his predecessors. His so-called/yet to be released Israeli/Palestinian peace plan is so hostile to fundamental Palestinian rights, he’s too embarrassed to release what’s dead before arrival.

His hatemongering bombast and bravado Big Lies, wrapped in the American flag, the national symbol Mark Twain once called for replacing with a “skull and cross-bones,” rages against Iran, Venezuela, and other sovereign states.

His President’s Day address in Miami was a call to arms against peace, equity and justice, focusing on Venezuela, sounding Hitlerian – how he always sounds when raging against independent governments he wants forcefully toppled.

Feb 20 10:18

Watchdog Sues for DOJ Records on Removing Trump

The conservative watchdog Judicial Watch sued the Department of Justice on Tuesday to obtain records related to officials who considered trying to remove President Donald Trump from office.

Judicial Watch, a prominent conservative watchdog, filed the lawsuit after the department failed to respond to earlier information requests.

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests came in response to news that officials discussed invoking the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office.

Feb 19 11:40

After the Trade War, a Real War With China?

Our sudden hostility to China reflects a consensus – at least within the Washington Beltway – that we need to wrestle China to the ground and pin it there. But what are the chances we can do that? What are the consequences of attempting it? Where are we now headed with China?

Realism is out of fashion in Washington even if it’s alive and well elsewhere in America. It should give us pause that our new enemy of choice is a very different, larger, and more dynamic country than any we have unbefriended before. China had a couple of bad centuries. But forty years ago, the Chinese Communist Party and government began to evolve what turned out to be a successful model of economic development that blended state capitalism with free enterprise. This unleashed the entrepreneurial talents of the Chinese people. The results have been staggering.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Folks, this is a very long read, but absolutely worth it, in terms of US/China/Taiwan relations, and how they might be bettered, or get completely nasty, if there is a war between the US and China over the future of Taiwan.

Feb 19 11:30

The verdict is in: Trump's a busted flush

If the analysis (by Ann Coulter and Pat Buchanan among others) of the latest Bill that Trump signed is accurate then indeed we can finally put the last nail in the coffin of the Trump Revolution. Because that Bill appears to expressly forbid the building of The Wall, contains a de facto amnesty and opens the door to massive future immigration abuse through 'family reunion', 'legal immigration' and other such loopholes. Nothing has been done about the H1B visa scam which is devastating the employment prospects of American STEM graduates and changing forever the demographic profile of the country.

Feb 19 10:53

Trump Administration Launches Global Effort to End Criminalization of Homosexuality

U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell, the highest-profile openly gay person in the Trump administration, is leading the effort, which kicks off Tuesday evening in Berlin. The U.S. embassy is flying in LGBT activists from across Europe for a strategy dinner to plan to push for decriminalization in places that still outlaw homosexuality — mostly concentrated in the Middle East, Africa and the Caribbean.

Feb 19 10:49

New York, California, 14 other states sue Trump in Ninth Circuit over emergency declaration

The attorneys general of California, New York, and 14 other states on Monday filed a lawsuit in the Ninth Circuit against the White House's recent national emergency declaration over border security, claiming President Trump has "veered the country toward a constitutional crisis of his own making."

President Trump sarcastically had predicted the lawsuit last week. He's slammed the Ninth Circuit multiple times as "disgraceful" and politically biased.

Feb 19 10:35

Scott Adams: I Predict That Fake News Will Destroy all Life on Earth. With Coffee

Jussie Smollet story, is it a turning point in our view of reality?
The news used to be regarded as 80% true, 20% false
Now, it seems reversed, 20% true, 80% false
Review of current news stories…how many are fake news?
Are ANY of the things on current emergency list…emergencies?
Everything already on the list is stretching the definition
Good persuasion on climate change
Article author David Wallace Wells, very persuasive
It’s WORSE than we think, and happening FASTER
Immediacy is important, visual persuasion gold
The article moves fear forward persuasively
Permafrost is melting, it’s permafrost…and it’s melting
Doomsday seed vault in the permafrost is in danger
Ice shelf crack grew 11 miles in 6 days, good visual
North Pole is 60 to 70 degrees warmer
Is he correct? No idea. Is it persuasive? Yes
Bad persuasion on climate change

Feb 19 09:26

McCabe's Shocking Claims Prove The Bloodless Coup Rolls On

Disgraced former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe has provided clear evidence that in 2017 a small cabal of high-level officials inside the Department of Justice (DOJ) weighed whether to attempt to remove the duly-elected president of the United States. McCabe claims that he and others at the top of the FBI and DOJ held multiple discussions about invoking the Constitution’s 25th Amendment to declare President Trump unfit for office and install the vice president in his place.

Is this proof that a rolling bloodless coup really existed within the government? McCabe himself previously provided false information to the DOJ, for which he was unceremoniously fired, rendering any statements he now makes while promoting his book highly suspect. But, given the underpinnings of the entire Russia collusion investigation and what we know now about its early steps, McCabe’s statements ring disturbingly true.

Feb 19 08:42

Bernie Sanders, 77, launches second presidential run with all-out assault against Trump as 'a pathological liar, a fraud, a racist, a sexist' and becomes voice of socialists in 2020 field

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders launched his second campaign for president on Tuesday with an all-out assault against Donald Trump, entering an already crowded field in the hope of improving on his second-place finish to Hillary Clinton in 2016.

'You know as well as I do that we are living in a pivotal and dangerous moment in American history,' the 77-year-old said in a more than 10-minute-long launch video.

'We are running against a president who is a pathological liar, a fraud, a racist, a sexist, a xenophobe, and someone who is undermining American democracy as he leads us in an authoritarian direction.'

Sanders called for 1 million Americans to help him turn Trump into a one-term president.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Trump is turning Trump into a one-term President.

Feb 19 08:39

60 Minutes' Lara Logan slams the 'mostly liberal' media for its coverage of Trump which she calls a 'distortion' of real life, as the award-winning CBS journalist admits she is 'committing professional suicide'

Famed 60 Minutes correspondent Lara Logan has broken ranks with mainstream media, claiming news outlets are now 'mostly liberal' and have become ‘propagandists’ while covering President Trump.

The South African-born foreign affairs journalist said that most of the American press is biased against Trump because journalists are overwhelmingly Democrats.

‘You say the media is mostly liberal,’ Logan told Mike Ritland on his Mike Drop podcast.

‘I agree with you. It’s true. Why can I say that with certainty?

‘Well first of all I’ve been part of this for all my life, I’m 47 now and I’ve been a journalist since I was 17 and the media everywhere is mostly liberal not just in the U.S, but in this country 85 percent of journalists are registered Democrats so that’s just a fact.’

Feb 19 07:33

Venezuela Pins Responsibility for Any Breach of Peace on Trump

Venezuela assigns the responsibility for any possible disturbance of peace in the country on the United States and its President Donald Trump, the Venezuelan government said in a statement.
"Venezuela demands the immediate cessation of all unilateral violent actions against it, which constitute the illegal and criminal blockade of the Venezuelan people, and at the same time declares to the international community that the US chauvinistic government and its president will be responsible for any violation of peace in Venezuela," the statement issued on Monday and published on Twitter noted, Sputnik reported.

According to the Venezuelan authorities, Trump is trying to give direct orders to Venezuelan military on rejecting the country's constitution.

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(*another "blank-ety-blank piece of paper" preventing Republican Agenda forward progress )

Feb 19 07:08

Trump, Kim and the war that 'ended' six decades ago

Song Jin-won was in middle school when the Korean War broke out in 1950.
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As United States President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un prepare to meet in Vietnam for high-stakes and complex nuclear negotiations, war veterans, including Song, hope the summit will also act as a big step towards officially ending the Korean War.

The two Koreas are technically still at war as the hostilities stopped in 1953 with a truce signed by the US, representing United Nations forces, and the militaries of North Korea and China. The armistice agreement - adhered to but not signed by South Korea, whose leaders at the time rejected the idea of a ceasefire that left the peninsula divided - fell short of a peace treaty that has governed the conflict ever since.

In April, Kim became the first North Korean leader to cross the border since the end of the fighting decades ago for talks with South Korean President Moon Jae-In.

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Feb 19 06:18

How the US Coup in Venezuela Is Taking Root in Haiti and the Dominican Republic

For more than a decade Venezuela has aided the governments of Haiti and the Dominican Republic through a preferential system known as Petrocaribe, and the people of those nations are not taking their governments’ support for the US coup in Venezuela lightly.<>
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For more than a decade Venezuela has aided the governments of Haiti and the Dominican Republic through a preferential system known as Petrocaribe, which provided subsidized crude oil prices to meet the countries critical energy demands. The Petrocaribe oil agreement, allowed for governments to pay only 60 percent of the oil shipments they purchase from Venezuela. The remaining 40 percent could be financed over 25 years at 1 percent interest, as long as oil prices stayed above $40 per barrel. This allowed for tremendous savings, and money that according to the agreement) was supposed to be used for socially beneficial purposes.

Countries such as Nicaragua, Jamaica, Cuba, and many islands in the eastern Caribbean have successfully utilized Petrocaribe funds and other Venezuelan support mechanisms, investing in vital infrastructure, education, healthcare, and have used the funding to avoid austerity deals with the IMF and other international financial institutions. Corrupt politicians in Hispaniola, though, whose regimes are closely aligned with Washington, have by contrast become well-known for robbing many of the funds meant for the social needs of their population.

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Feb 19 05:46

Tzipi Livni warns "democracy" is in danger as she quits Israeli politics

(*Proof: Trump's DRAIN THE SWAMP initiative is working !)

Feb 18 17:38

Jussie Smollett’s Sisters Worked for Barack Obama

Jussie Smollett’s sisters, actresses and activists, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, and Jazz Smollett-Warwell, worked as leading campaign surrogates for former President Barack Obama, and less than a year ago, videos of Jussie dancing with Michelle Obama went viral.

Feb 18 10:56

Trump Rips Obama, Says Having a Dog In the White House Would Feel “Phony”

Donald Trump is the first president not to have a pet dog in the White House in well over a century.

When the president held a rally in El Paso, Texas, Monday night, he talked about why.

“I wouldn’t mind having one, honestly, but I don’t have any time,” Trump said. “How would I look walking a dog on the White House lawn? Would that be right? It doesn’t.”

“It feels a little phony to me,” Trump added.

Was this a dig at Barack Obama?

Feb 18 10:55

Will Yemen Be Trump’s First Veto?

On Wednesday, the House of Representatives issued a stinging rebuke of the White House’s holding pattern in support of the Saudi coalition in Yemen. The vote was the culmination of multiple years of efforts by realists on Capitol Hill and their allies. House Joint Resolution 37 demands the removal U.S. Armed Forces from hostilities in or affecting Yemen within a month unless: Congress authorizes a later date, or issues a declaration of war, or specifically authorizes military force. The vote was not close: 248-177.

“The vote today is a step toward more sensible U.S. policy in Yemen and the Middle East, a welcome admonishment of Saudi Arabia, and an overdue assertion of nearly-dormant war powers. In each of those senses, though, more is needed,” says Benjamin H. Friedman of Defense Priorities.

Feb 18 10:14

Legal challenges to Trump emergency declaration face uphill battle

Democratic lawmakers, states and others mulling legal challenges to President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration to obtain funds to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall face an uphill and probably losing battle in a showdown likely to be decided by the conservative-majority Supreme Court, legal experts said.

Feb 18 10:04

US mobilizes allies to blame Russia for dismantling INF Treaty - Lavrov

Washington takes unscrupulous steps mobilizing its allies to put the blame for dismantling the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty) on Moscow, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told reporters in Munich on Saturday.

"Back in October, US officials told us that President [Donald] Trump announced a withdrawal from the treaty. It is not an invitation for dialogue but a final decision," Lavrov said.

"Afterwards, it has not been very scrupulous to mobilize allies in order to blame us for dismantling this crucial agreement," he said.

Lavrov said that Moscow has no doubts that Washington warned NATO officials against attending a briefing organized by the Russian Foreign and Defense Ministries on the 9M729 cruise missile.

Feb 18 10:03

Two Trump Cabinet Officials Were "Ready To Support" 25th Amendment 'Coup' As Rosenstein Tallied Votes

Two Trump Cabinet officials were "ready to support" a DOJ scheme to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump, according to Bloomberg and Fox News, citing closed-door testimony from the FBI's former top lawyer, James Baker - who said that the claim came from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

The testimony was delivered last fall to the House Oversight and Judiciary Committees. Fox News has confirmed portions of the transcript. It provides additional insight into discussions that have returned to the spotlight in Washington as fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe revisits the matter during interviews promoting his forthcoming book. -Fox News

While Baker did not identify the two Cabinet officials, he says that McCabe and former FBI lawyer Lisa Page approached him to relay their conversations with Rosenstein, including their discussions of the 25th Amendment scheme.

Feb 18 09:44

Scott Adams: TDS on CNN, With Coffee

There are simple explanations…and extraordinary ones
McCabe opened Presidential investigations,
rejecting simple, likely explanations, for extraordinary ones
CNN Alisyn Camerota says President Trump has no sense of humor
Brian Stelter’s reaction, realizing she’s nuts is pretty funny
President Trump “is humorless”, “humor impaired”? Huh!
Brian Stelter plays compilation clip of FOX people saying “coup!”
Philip Bump says NOT a coup, cause low odds of success
Brain Stelter DOESN’T seem to suffer from TDS
He seems to just be pushing CNN Democrat narratives
President Abe of Japan nominates President Trump for the Nobel
Even CNN has concluded that the Jussie Smollet thing was a hoax
People are influenced by “good stories” and anecdotes
Socialism’s story is that they don’t want 25,000 new jobs
Kamala Harris, there’s nothing bad about Kamala Harris, she’s solid

Feb 18 09:18

TRUMP Calls for Investigation into Rigged, Liberal Channels That Constantly Spew Hatred at Republicans

Last night, “Saturday Night Live” opened with another anti-Trump skit with Alec Baldwin impersonating Trump’s Rose Garden presser where he announced he was declaring a national emergency to secure funding for the southern border.

Alec Baldwin called the national emergency “fake” and mocked the drug and opioid crisis gripping the nation due to porous borders.

“You all see why I gotta fake this emergency, right? I have to because I want to. It’s really simple. We have a problem. Drugs are coming into this country through no wall,” Baldwin said.

Baldwin continued: “Wall works, wall makes safe. You don’t have to be smart to understand that, in fact it’s even easier to understand if you’re not that smart.”

The anti-Trump skits by Alec Baldwin are old and tired, but the ‘get Trump’ media won’t stop until the president is removed from office.

Feb 18 07:48

Awkward silence after Pence mentions Trump in speech

Vice President Mike Pence was met with an awkward silence after mentioning President Trump at a security conference in Munich.

Feb 18 05:49

Senate Dems Introduce Bill to Prevent Trump from Using Disaster Funds to Build Wall

A group of Senate Democrats, including several 2020 contenders, introduced legislation that would prevent President Donald Trump from using disaster relief funds to finance a wall along the Southern border
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The senators backing the bill include several who have already entered the presidential race — Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) — as well as Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who is reportedly on the verge of making his announcement.

Harris said in a statement announcing the legislation that Trump "cannot go around Congress to fund his ridiculous vanity project".

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(*Pelosi should be the spoiler who reigns in these up-starts . now we see if that endorsement was as shrewd an art of the deal maneuver as it was touted to be )

Feb 18 05:32

US Endangering Iranian People's Lives

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned that the US sanctions have targeted the life and health of his nation, but meantime, stressed failure of Washington's plots against the Islamic Republic.

"Today, the Americans say that sanctions are not aimed at the Iranian nation. (But) the Americans are working against our life and health. Today, they want to play with the lives of the Iranian people," President Rouhani said, addressing a ceremony to inaugurate the third phase of Persian Gulf Star refinery in the Southern port city of Bandar Abbas on Monday.

He added that the US prevention of imports of certain goods to Iran leaves negative impacts on the life of ordinary people in the country.

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Feb 17 13:03

How Long Before We See Trump Derangement Syndrome Used as a Legal Defense?

Your honor, we acknowledge that our client, Jussie Smollett, faked his supposed hate crime but he just couldn't help it because he suffered from extreme Trump Derangement Syndrome.

We respectively request that the civil suit against Nathan Phillips for lying about the Covington Catholic High School students be dropped due to the fact that he was acting under the influence of Trump Derangement Syndrome.

Feb 17 13:01

Scott Adams: How to Spot a Hoax, Distinguish Good News From Bad and See the Future

Do US authorities know which Mexican officials are owned by cartels?
How hard would it be to find them? Do we already know?
Can we confiscate corrupt Mexican officials bank accounts?
Larry Elder’s observation about Jussie story
Jussie Smollet story outcome is GOOD news
Most famous example of racial hate…didn’t happen
America is in better shape than we thought
Jussie reporting is a DOUBLE HOAX , he never said MAGA hats
Oops…he did interview and it’s right there…MAGA hats
Changing your opinion is easy when your ego isn't in the way
How to identify a hoax - Whiteboard
Anonymous source
“Hard to believe” story
Other people can’t see it
An ordinary explanation fits the facts
Gell-Mann Amnesia Effect
Physicist noticed news always wrong about physics
Realized he should question accuracy of ALL news
Rule: The news is wrong about 85% of the time

Feb 17 09:43

Heather Nauert withdraws from consideration for UN ambassador nomination, State Department says

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert withdrew her name from consideration for the U.N. ambassador nomination, the department said Saturday.

“I am grateful to President Trump and Secretary [Mike] Pompeo for the trust they placed in me for considering me for the position of U.S. ambassador to the United Nations," Nauer said in the statement. "However, the past two months have been grueling for my family and therefore it is in the best interest of my family that I withdraw my name from consideration.

She went on to describe her time working in the administration as being "one of the highest honors of my life."

Feb 17 09:23

Twitter Stunned By White House Announcement On National Emergency Via iPhone Notes

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders released a statement Friday morning saying President Donald Trump will declare a national emergency to secure additional border wall funding.
Right away, many people noticed that the official notice appeared to be a screenshot of text from Apple’s Notes function ? a platform often used for making to-do or grocery lists.
That immediately grabbed the attention of social media users, who were baffled by Sanders’ decision to make a serious statement via such informal means.

Feb 17 08:56

Do You Believe in the Deep State Now?

The revelation that top Justice officials considered unseating Trump should answer that question for good.

Feb 17 08:49

Hate Fest In Warsaw

Warsaw, Poland is not a fun place to visit in darkest February, but that is where the US just staged an anti-Iranian jamboree of 60 client states that brought derision and scorn from Europeans and much of the Mideast.

The point of this cynical exercise was to lay the diplomatic groundwork for an anti-Iranian coalition to act as a fig-leaf for an upcoming attack on Iran planned by President Donald Trump and his close ally, Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu.

The real question is who is calling the shots in bleak Warsaw, Trump or Bibi Netanyahu? It seems to many that the Israeli tail is again wagging the American dog.

Feb 17 08:46

Trump dangles declaration of peace with North Korea

Negotiators for President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are discussing a possible deal for their upcoming summit that would include a declaration ending the Korean War in return for verifiable steps to halt Pyongyang’s nuclear program, according to current and former U.S. officials.

Feb 17 08:46

Trump bets on North Korea to break his losing streak

The president is quickly turning his sights toward a second nuclear summit with North Korea that could reset a political narrative of domestic frustration.

Feb 17 08:45

MSC-2019: With Western Elites in Disarray, Russia’s Opinion Gets More Attention

At this year’s Munich Security Conference the US has failed to push its European allies towards further confrontation with Moscow, while Russia has played a constructive role at the event by continuing a dialogue with its partners.

If you manage to get close to the main entrance of the Bayerischer Hof hotel in the Bavarian capital during the annual Munich Security Conference (MSC), you'd see dozens of VIPs — politicians, their staff, NATO generals, and hundreds of police officers. It's been like this for years, but this time there was also something else beyond the glossy pictures of motorcade arrivals.

Feb 17 08:19

Munich Security Conference 2019: Who can save the liberal world order?

As Donald Trump leads the US's withdrawal from multilateralism, the Munich Security Conference is dominated by concerns the world is fragmenting. But, to some, insisting on this world order threatens Cold War conditions.

Feb 17 07:59

US VP Pence Demands EU Recognize Guaido as Venezuela President

Venezuelan congressional chief and self-appointed interim president, Juan Guaido, must be acknowledged as such by the European Union, according to the US vice president.

US Vice President Mike Pence, speaking on Saturday at the Munich Security Conference, declared that the EU must recognize Guaido as the official — although temporary — leader of the beleaguered South American nation, until a new official presidential election can be held, according to Reuters.

Pence's remarks appeared to be a veiled warning against the entire economic bloc, as opposed to the traditional diplomatic process of negotiating with nations on an individual basis.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I get a sense that Europe is fed up with Pence' and Pompeo's "demands."

Feb 17 07:58

‘Far Apart’: Chancellor Merkel Wins Applause Confronting US VP Pence – Report

German Chancellor Angela Merkel advocated preserving the Iranian nuclear treaty and multilateralism, while US Vice President Mike Pence rolled out demands to European allies, including a demand to pull out of the 2015 JCPOA and ditch Russian gas.

Merkel's speech clashed dramatically with Pence's during the Munich Security Conference on Saturday.

In an "uncharacteristically passionate speech," Merkel condemned the recent unilateral moves made by the United States — without naming the nation — The New York Times report reads.

Merkel berated US President Donald Trump for leaving the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), a move that most military observers consider directly affects European security.

Feb 17 07:55

Munich brawl: Pence clashes with Merkel and Mogherini over Iran deal, Russian pipeline

US Vice President Mike Pence went full throttle in Munich as he rolled out a list of Washington's demands to the EU, clashing with Germany's Angela Merkel and Brussels' Federica Mogherini on Iran and Russia.

EU nations must "stop undermining US sanctions" against Iran, Pence told the audience at the annual Munich Security Conference on Saturday, urging European allies to follow the American lead in ditching the deal on the Iranian nuclear program.

He had earlier blasted EU countries for not being "cooperative" with Washington's push to pressure Iran. The US unilaterally pulled out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) last year, citing mistrust towards the Islamic Republic and accusing it of threatening global security. Iran denied the allegations, while Washington's move was condemned by the EU, China and Russia.

Feb 17 07:54

Just wondering about Nancy and her Nephew, Gavin

I will bet that Auntie Nancy (Pelosi that is) ordered nephew Gavin (Governor of California) to sue Donald Trump over national emergency declaration.

Feb 17 05:28

Scott Adams: The Three Pillars of #TDS

A major news story was a fake news hoax…Charlottesville
The 3 Pillars of TDS - Whiteboard
1. Charlottesville Hoax
2. Russian Collusion Hoax
3. “Crazy” President Hoax
A Presidential candidate said something supporting the KKK?
TDS…insane to believe that would ever happen
Obviously nuts, yet intelligent people continue to believe
David Duke recently announced his support for Rep Omar
Does that mean Omar supports the KKK? Obviously not
People CAN like things…for different reasons
How can people believe President Trump is an anti-semite?
Wouldn’t Israel have noticed if that was even possible?
NO Jewish leader in America believes it
The leader of Israel, PM Netanyahu…doesn’t believe it
President Trump’s Jewish family members…don’t believe it
Mike Cernovich and I were both called “far right” in a national story
We became part of the news

Feb 16 14:35

Scott Adams: The Three Pillars of TDS

A major news story was a fake news hoax…Charlottesville
The 3 Pillars of TDS - Whiteboard
1. Charlottesville Hoax
2. Russian Collusion Hoax
3. “Crazy” President Hoax
A Presidential candidate said something supporting the KKK?
TDS…insane to believe that would ever happen
Obviously nuts, yet intelligent people continue to believe
David Duke recently announced his support for Rep Omar
Does that mean Omar supports the KKK? Obviously not
People CAN like things…for different reasons
How can people believe President Trump is an anti-semite?
Wouldn’t Israel have noticed if that was even possible?
NO Jewish leader in America believes it
The leader of Israel, PM Netanyahu…doesn’t believe it
President Trump’s Jewish family members…don’t believe it
Mike Cernovich and I were both called “far right” in a national story
We became part of the news

Feb 16 09:47

Trump’s Iran Summit Shows Just How Far He Is From The Rest Of The West

Does Mike Pompeo realise what a foolish figure he cuts as he shambles around Europe, spouting risible tosh about Donald Trump’s commitment to a “new liberal order” and America as “force for good” in the Middle East? It seems he does not. Pompeo is a former soldier, Tea Party Republican, hawkish CIA chief and enthusiastic torture advocate who complained in 2013 that Guantanamo Bay inmates on hunger strike had “put on weight”. Self-awareness is not really his thing.

Whatever else he is, Pompeo is plainly no diplomat. Yet thanks to Trump, his job since April last year is US secretary of state, arguably the world’s most influential diplomatic post. It’s a role previously held by such towering figures as James Monroe, John Foster Dulles and George Shultz. By comparison, Pompeo is a political pufferfish floundering out of his depth. His latest self-inflicted embarrassment is Wednesday’s conference in Warsaw, envisaged (by him) as an international rally to put pressure on Iran.

Feb 16 09:22

'Enormous hypocrisy': Hungary blasts US' warnings on the dangers of dealing with Russia or China

US State Secretary Mike Pompeo's quest to scare Hungary away from dealing with Russia and China appears to have turned sour, as Budapest said it's fed up with lectures about its foreign policy.

Pompeo is on a five-day massive charm offensive in Eastern Europe seeking to "make up" for the time the US "shunned" the nations of the region "in a way that drove them to fill a vacuum with folks who didn't share our values," as he himself put it.

Feb 16 09:01

Dershowitz: Ousting Trump via 25th Amendment is an attempted coup

Feb 16 08:35

As Russia Collusion Narrative Collapses, The 'Resistance' Reaches New Depths Of Delusion

t’s been the opinion here at CFN that Mr. McCabe and a long list of DOJ / FBI / and Intel employees would eventually be summoned to grand juries on charges ranging from lying to their Internal Affairs colleagues all the way to sedition. Those worms now seem to be turning. Both house and senate committees investigating the Russia narrative declared that they turned up no evidence for it.

And late this week, William Barr was confirmed as a new Attorney General, meaning the extreme case of bureaucratic constipation in that department may be resolving in a shitstorm of counter-revelations and prosecutions in what amounted to an attempted coup d’etat. A lot of the evidence for that is already public and overwhelming.

But what will happen in the meantime as their enablers are dragged into courts of law to answer for their roguery?

Feb 16 03:57

TEXAS LANDOWNERS FILE LAWSUIT AGAINST TRUMP`S NATIONAL EMERGENCY

The lawsuit, filed in a DC federal court, is another challenge to the construction of Trump's long-promised border wall.

Three Texas landowners and an environmental group have filed the first lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration aimed at freeing up billions of dollars to build a wall along the US border with Mexico, the consumer advocacy group Public Citizen (PC) has said.

The lawsuit, brought in federal court in the District of Columbia on Friday, claims the south Texas landowners were told by the US government that it would seek to build a border wall on their properties if money for the project were available in 2019>>>

Feb 16 03:29

Meddling, anyone?

Meddling, anyone? Pro-Israel groups spent $22 million on lobbying U.S. campaign contributions in 2018

Feb 16 01:54

Trump declares national emergency at US-Mexico border to get money for wall

US President Donald Trump has declared national emergency at the US-Mexico border in a bid to get the funds required to build a wall here.
Building a wall on the border was a major promise made by Trump before the 2016 US Presidential Elections but has since been at loggerheads with the Democrats over funding issues. Declaring a national emergency at the border has been

Feb 15 23:58

Meme Maker @CarpeDonktum and Fair Use Advocates Call on Trump Campaign to Sue After Video with R.E.M. is Disabled on Twitter

R.E.M. bassist Mike Mills and Carpe Donktum exchanged a series of tweets with Donktum believing it was settled. Hours later the video was disabled worldwide on Twitter.

Mills had wrote, “So the meme’s fair use. I LOVE the 1st Amendment! Meme away, folks.” Looks like Universal didn’t respect the artist’s wishes.

Feb 15 23:56

R.E.M. Asks Twitter to Remove Carpe Donktum Meme Tweeted by Trump; Update: Twitter Disables Trump Video

Earlier today President Trump pinned CarpeDonktum‘s State of the Union Meme to his twitter page.
After, the tweet garnered 38K Retweets and 120K Likes, R.E.M.‘s publisher reached out to Twitter to have it removed.

Feb 15 15:22

Trump boasts he saved 3 million people in Syria as he makes bid for Nobel Peace Prize

U.S. President Donald Trump made a bid for the Nobel Peace Prize during a speech at the White House on Friday.

“They gave it to Obama. He didn’t even know what he got it for. He was there for about 15 seconds and he got the Nobel Prize. He said, ‘Oh, what did I get it for?’…With me, I probably will never get it. But if you look at Idlib Province in Syria, I stopped the slaughter of perhaps 3 million people. Nobody talks about that,” Trump said, as quoted by Newsweek.

Feb 15 11:45

Call it what it is: Andrew McCabe plotted a coup to overturn results of the election

Fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s book tour began with a “60 minutes” interview this week in which he confirmed that he commenced an effort to remove President Trump from office, citing his concerns with the president’s supposed ties to Russia, for which no evidence has ever surfaced.

Citing several thoroughly debunked Russian collusion narratives, McCabe, under the impression that President Trump was somehow compromised as commander in chief, attempted to gather votes inside the administration to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove the president from office.

Feb 15 11:29

US Senate & House approve spending & border security bill to avert gov’t shutdown

Both houses of the US Congress have passed a spending and border security bill, dodging a new government shutdown. Lacking the funds for President Trump’s border wall, the bill opens the door to him declaring a national emergency.

Passed by both the Republican-controlled Senate and Democrat-controlled House, the bill now moves to the White House. While Trump is expected to sign it, the president has made it clear he will declare a national emergency to get the funding for his wall. The bill provides just $1.375 for fencing at the US-Mexico border, a far cry from the $5.7 billion Trump requested.

Feb 15 11:12

Trump declares national emergency over border crisis

President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency, allowing him to build his long-promised border wall without congressional approval. Trump is also expected to sign a bill granting limited funding towards the wall.

Speaking to reporters outside the White House before the signing on Friday, Trump said he will declare a national emergency, a move that will allow him to corral funding from other parts of the government to fund the US-Mexico border wall.

“We’re declaring it for virtual invasion purposes,” Trump told reporters. “Drugs, traffickers and gangs.”

Feb 15 10:35

Here’s How Trump Plans to Get His $8 Billion For the Wall

President Trump is preparing to make a national emergency declaration that could allow him to spend up to $8 billion to construct a barrier at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Thursday that the President would both sign the recently approved budget compromise and declare the national emergency.

“I just had an opportunity to speak with President Trump and he’s prepared to sign the bill,” McConnell said. “He will also be signing a national emergency declaration at the same time.”

That move will reportedly free up the $8 billion Trump could then use to construct his wall. Where will he get that money?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The problem is that the spending bill has provisions in it to allow state and county governments along the border to refuse construction of the wall. Trump should read that bill thoroughly before he signs it.

Feb 15 10:07

Tulsi Gabbard presents bill to stop Trump from pulling out of INF treaty

Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard has introduced a bill to congress which would prevent President Donald Trump from withdrawing the US from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) treaty.

Feb 15 09:53

German Ex-Air Force General: 'US Betrayed European Security'

A former head of NATO’s Military Committee has slammed the US move against the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) as “extremely dangerous” for Europe. This comes after Washington had suspended its obligations under the agreement that ended the arms race between the East and West back in the 1980s.

Former head of the NATO Military Committee and retired Air Force general Harald Kujat has sharply criticised the US for terminating the INF Treaty calling the move “a betrayal of the security of the European allies" in an interview with the Bavarian broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk.

According to the retired commander, the withdrawal from the treaty that ended the nuclear arms race back in 1987 means that the US is saying goodbye to responsibilities to its European allies. This move could be extremely dangerous for Europe, Kujat stated.

Feb 15 09:47

What the President Should Have Said

Let us imagine I had received a telegram from the White House, delivered by Western Union messenger riding a bicycle, requesting me to draft some remarks for the president for the occasion. Here’s what I would have him say:

Once again, the Left-wingers who run the Democratic Party have refused to defend America and its citizens from invasion. They demand that we leave our southern border open to anyone who wants to cross. Millions of people have come here illegally across the border and the Democrats want millions more to do so.

Feb 15 09:25

Donald Trump Delivers Speech on National Security, Border Wall

US President Donald Trump is delivering a speech on national security as he is expected to sign a bill to prevent another government shutdown and get money for the border wall with Mexico.

Speaking in Washington, DC, Trump said that he would certainly sign a state of emergency in order to get money for the border wall.

"I am going to be signing a national emergency," Trump, as he claimed illegal immigration marked "an invasion of our country."

Feb 15 08:35

Trump Says He’ll Meet With North Korea's Kim Jong Un in Vietnam on Feb. 27-28

President Trump confirmed Tuesday night that he plans to meet with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un in Vietnam on Feb. 27 and 28. “If I had not been elected President of the United States, we would right now, in my opinion, be in a major war with North Korea with potentially millions of people killed,” Trump said during his State of the Union address. “Much work remains to be done, but my relationship with Kim Jong Un is a good one. And Chairman Kim and I will meet again on February 27 and 28 in Vietnam.” The president first made the announcement to a group of television reporters shortly before his address, where sources said he was expected to publicly announce the date of the second U.S.-North Korea summit. “It’s happening. He said he was going to announce it tonight,” a source was quoted as telling Politico. Yonhap News Agency also reported on the planned dates for the upcoming summit.

Feb 15 08:18

Is Tulsi Gabbard for Real? America Is Ready for a Genuine Peace Candidate

The most interesting candidate is undoubtedly Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, who is a fourth term Congresswoman from Hawaii, where she was born and raised. She is also the real deal on national security, having been-there and done-it through service as an officer with the Hawaiian National Guard on a combat deployment in Iraq. Though in Congress full time, she still performs her Guard duty.

Tulsi’s own military experience notwithstanding, she gives every indication of being honestly anti-war. In the speech announcing her candidacy, she pledged “focus on the issue of war and peace” to “end the regime-change wars that have taken far too many lives and undermined our security by strengthening terrorist groups like Al-Qaeda.” She referred to the danger posed by blundering into a possible nuclear war and indicated her dismay over what appears to be a re-emergence of the Cold War.

Feb 15 05:16

What is a national emergency? Can Trump declare one for the wall?

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Here's a look at what a national emergency is, and why Democrats and many experts say Trump does not have the legal authority to declare one in this context.

What is a national emergency? What will happen once it's declared?

US federal law gives a number of powers to the president to use in response to a "crisis, exigency, or emergency circumstances threatening the nation", a document prepared for Congress states. He can do so at will.

Declaring a national emergency allows the president to meet the problems of "governing effectively" in times of crisis. They also allow the president to "seize property, organise and control the means of production, seize commodities, assign military forces abroad, institute martial law, seize and control all transportation and communication, regulate the operation of private enterprise, restrict travel, and, in a variety of ways, control the lives of United States citizens," the document states.

Declaring a national emergency is a rare step. In this case, it would allow Trump to redirect federal funds from elsewhere to pay for his border wall.

>>>

Feb 14 12:35

Scott Adams: Omar Versus Trump, Manafort, Spartacus

Manafort lied, CNN headline calls that a bombshell?
Amy Klobuchar calls the AOC New Green Deal “aspirational”
Cory Booker beginning to understand phrase, “The Party of Women”
Cory says he will “look to women first” for a VP
Men need not apply unless all women are unqualified
Kamala Harris tax rate statement not getting fact-checked by CNN
Jake Tapper’s unfair, mean-spirited coverage of President Trump
Jake and CNN believe the President is anti-Semitic…
…and Israel hasn’t noticed? How can they believe that?
TDS requires two pillars of belief that are obvious hoaxes
1. Charlottesville hoax
2. Russia collusion hoax (involving President Trump)
Human ego maintenance requires TDS victims cling to the 2 pillars
Accepting the 2 pillars as hoaxes…
…would be too large of a blow to their ego
The human brain protects ego at any cost to maintain self-image

Feb 14 11:56

Trump Puts Best Face on Border Deal, as Aides Try to Assuage an Angry Right

In pursuit of a wall, President Trump ran into one. A single-minded drive to force Congress to finance his signature campaign promise has left Mr. Trump right back where he started, this time seeking a way to climb over the political barrier in his way after trying to charge through it did not work.

As he inched closer to reluctantly accepting a bipartisan spending compromise without the money he demanded for his border wall, Mr. Trump offered no acknowledgment on Wednesday that his pressure tactics had failed even as aides sought to minimize the damage by tamping down criticism on the right.

One call was made to Lou Dobbs, a favorite of Mr. Trump’s whose Fox Business Network show he often tries to catch live. Another was placed to Sean Hannity, the Fox host who regularly talks with the president. The message: Mr. Trump deserved support because he still forced concessions that he would never have gotten without a five-week partial government shutdown.

Feb 14 09:22

DOJ Considered Recruiting Mike Pence to Remove Trump from Office

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe just dropped a bombshell revelation in his new book: the DOJ talked about recruiting Mike Pence to remove Trump from the presidency.

The Department of Justice reportedly held meetings discussing the possibility of having Mike Pence replace Trump as the president, justifying the de facto coup by invoking the 25th Amendment.

The discussions reportedly occurred following James Comey’s unceremonious ousting as director of the FBI. Rod Rosenstein, the current Deputy Attorney General, was a part of these discussions. It was reported last year that Rosenstein actually suggested removing Trump via the 25th Amemdment, comments he later described as not serious.

Feb 14 07:26

China Denies Talks With Venezuela Opposition, Slams Western Media "Fake News" Ethic

(*so we fight back with more fake news !
Ready
..Aim
...>>>
whitehorse souce
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Feb 14 05:34

MADE IN THE U.S.A.

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>>>Mohammad Mosaddegh, the democratically elected prime minister of Iran who was deposed and imprisoned at the behest of powerful interests by Dwight Eisenhower and Winston Churchill over access to Iranian oil.>>>

(*we can still blame the democrats , by simply going full on denial of any 'stinking' Obama Iran Deal !

that never actually happened !

once Trump wiped it off the map !

.

ain't that right , boys ?)

Feb 14 05:25

The International Court of Justice rules Iran has legal claim to $2bn in assets frozen by US

Tehran says it owns $2bn in frozen assets, but US court ruled cash must be given to victims of attacks blamed on Iran.

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ruled that Iran has the right to recover two billion dollars in frozen assets in the United States.

In a ruling issued on Wednesday, the 15-member court in The Hague said Tehran can proceed with a bid to recover the assets, which Washington says must go to victims of attacks blamed on Iran.

Judges rejected US claims the case should be thrown out because Iran had "unclean hands" from alleged links to "terrorism">>>

Feb 13 14:33

In Hebron, Israel removes the last restraint on its settlers’ reign of terror

Jonathan Cook shows how Israel, through a combination of settler terrorism, land theft and oppressive occupation policies, and with full US support, is driving the indigenous Palestinian inhabitants of Hebron out of their homes.>>

Feb 13 12:00

Scott Adams: The Mueller Non-Report, Wall Funding, Russian Oligarchs, GND Vote

Wall committee result ignores the recommendations of the experts
President Trump has authority to accept the wall budget…
…and THEN declare a national emergency for the balance
He also has authority to get money from other budgets
El Chapo is guilty, his 14B could possibly be grabbed for the wall
We’ve “made a list” of Russian Oligarchs
What’s it mean if you’re on that list? Nothing, it’s just a list
BUT, it’s great psychology…we COULD do something
McConnell taking AOC’s NGD to a floor vote, with a grin
The plan is completely impractical but popular with Dems
Now they’ll be on record for or against the impracticality
The NGD is brilliant for persuasion, but not practical for vote
Jennifer Rubin, possibly the least credible writer working today
She calls Beto’s rally speech “soaring rhetoric”
Some thought he looked like a college frat boy on cocaine

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