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Betsy DeVos gets 1 thing right: "YES" -What Trump is describing in the leaked tape is sexual assault

Donald Trump’s Education secretary nominee said she believes the president-elect’s leaked 2005 comments to be describing sexual assault.

During a more than three-hour confirmation hearing Tuesday evening, Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) asked Betsy DeVos if the behavior described in leaked audio of "kissing and touching women and girls without their consent, happened in a school, would you consider it a sexual assault?”

“Yes,”DeVos responded.

The Washington Post released the now-infamous leaked 2005 audio a month before the election. In it, Trump, who was was on a bus with former “Access Hollywood” host Billy Bush, describes how he would kiss and grope women without their consent.
"You know I'm automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. It's like a magnet. Just kiss. I don't even wait. And when you're a star they let you do it. You can do anything,” Trump says in the tape.

"Grab them by the p---y,” he continues. "You can do anything."


Expect more of the same. Tactic used to control perceptions of an event.



Trump gets no respect. Thats because he hasnt earned it.

By Dana Milbank
Opinion writer January 16

Kellyanne Conway is walking a Dangerfield line.

“We got no forbearance. We got nothing. We got no respect,” the Trump strategist told CNN’s Anderson Cooper last week, complaining about media coverage of her boss. “This man is president of the United States!”

Conway raises a fair question: Why hasn’t the president-elect been given more respect?

Here’s a fair answer: He hasn’t earned any.

To Trump’s many self-assigned superlatives, he can now add another: the sorest winner. With charity for none and with malice toward all but his supporters, he has in the past two months set a new standard for gracelessness in victory.

Instead of brushing off criticism, as a president-elect can afford to do, Trump in recent days marked Martin Luther King weekend by telling off civil rights icon John Lewis (a King acolyte) and his “falling apart” and “crime infested” congressional district. He bemoaned “Saturday Night Live” spoofs as a “hit job” and used the words “crap” and “sleazebag” in his public statements. He called the top Democrat in the land the “head clown” and accused the American intelligence community of acting like Nazis.

the rest:

Trump: 'I don't like to lie'

President-elect Donald Trump said in an interview published Wednesday that he doesn't like to lie.

"I don't like to lie, no," the president-elect told Axios.

"It's not something that I would like to be doing."

When pressed about whether it is ever OK to lie, the president-elect declined to give a response.

"I don't want to answer the question," he said.



Russia Is Already Winning If you understand what the Kremlin is up to, the news is grim.

But it also gives us a clear path to fight back


The KGB/FSB playbook excels in constructing what it wants us to believe are inescapable traps. They are working hard now to convince us that Trump is already inside one. No matter what is true, and no matter whether Trump is compromised, he has been weakened by their attempted manipulations. In reaction, by failing to see this as an existential threat and not a political one, much of the political elite plays the part that has been scripted for them. Our nation looks weaker and more exposed in the world, our political decision-making will become more divided and obstructionist, and our relationships with our allies will be less open—unless the president-elect acts.

Ironically, coming out of the most divisive election any of us can remember, Trump has an idea to unify us behind, against an enemy that has made it clear it wants to erase what we stand for from history. If Trump were to come out of his defensive crouch and accept the obvious offensive strategy—standing against the Kremlin’s belief that it has free rein to meddle in our society and politics—he could be the architect of a bipartisan consensus on foreign policy that could start bridging the many divides in our politics and in our people. This would be a positive example, reminding the world and our critics that our system is better, and stronger, and lasting, because it adapts and thrives in the face of nightmares. This would reinvigorate our leadership in our alliances, and the values that they are founded upon.

Trump has the tools to aid him in this fight if he chooses to call upon them. He can have no better warrior for this fight than his nominee for secretary of defense, retired General James Mattis. And Rep. Mike Pompeo, in his confirmation hearing to become the next director of the CIA, laid out the beginnings of a vision of the “complex threat environment” against our country and how our intelligence-gathering must adapt to those threats. Trump would also have the support of the strongest voices on the Hill—allies and critics alike—on this issue.


Putin’s attack wasn’t on Hillary Clinton: it was on American society. We, as citizens, are also the first line of defense, and the core of the coming resistance. The worst element of Obama’s foreign policy—and, ironically, the continuity that Trump sometimes seems to provide on these views—is the embrace of the idea that we are sometimes powerless to do anything, which is used to salve the stinging moral fecklessness of saying it shouldn’t always have to be us. While we engage in this kabuki theater of powerlessness, we allow the environment where Putin acts with a free hand to shape the world to Kremlin interests—and continue erasing the legacy of American power and sacrifice in the world.

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Christie hit by the bus. Again.


Get me my lawyer! the president-elect shouted. Trump has his 2020 reelection slogan ready.


Russians Mint In Trump We Trust Coin Ahead Of U.S. Inauguration


The coins come in both silver and gold, with a cherubic image of the incoming president.

A Russian company has unveiled commemorative silver and gold coins featuring Donald Trump’s face ahead of his presidential inauguration.

The limited-edition coins ― only 45 have been made ― feature a cherubic mug of the incoming president as well as the Statue of Liberty and the inscription: “In Trump We Trust.”

Vladimir Vasyukhin, director of the metal-works company Art-Grani, recently showcased the nearly two-pound medallion to The Associated Press Television Network.


"Grizzlies secretly enrolling. Wearing jorts, carrying backpacks, using slightly wrong names"

UPDATE: Teacher at Wyoming school Betsy DeVos said needed guns to shoot "grizzlies" says that's "absolutely" untrue


January 19, 2013---Republicans to skip Obama inaugural, head out of town

January 19, 2013

For many Republicans, this is a good weekend to get away from it all.

With hundreds of thousands of Democrats traveling to nation’s capital for President Barack Obama’s swearing-in ceremonies, Republicans and supporters of last fall’s GOP presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, are leaving town for sunny vacation destinations and company conferences or staying indoors and avoiding the crowds.

After failing to recapture the White House for a second straight presidential election, many are not exactly in a partying mood.

“It’s a good time to lay low,” said John Feehery, the president of Quinn Gillespie Communications and a former top congressional aide.

As Democrats prepare to mark Obama’s second inauguration on Monday by bundling up along the parade route or donning party gowns or tuxedos, Republicans are spending the long Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend with quick vacation getaways, quiet time at home or trips to the movie theater.

“Invitations must have gotten lost in the mail!” former Romney adviser Ed Gillespie wrote in an email saying he had no major plans for the weekend...

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