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New top secret anti-spy technology to be deployed in the WH...



edit - for those too young to get this..Google "Cone of silence"

People are scared: Paranoia seizes Trumps White House

The Steve Bannon/Alex Jones conspiracy virus is a full blown infection taking over the WH...

Staffers are leaving their phones at home, using secret apps and monitoring each other’s social media.
Aides are going to great lengths to protect themselves. They’re turning off work-issued smartphones and putting them in drawers when they arrive home from work out of fear that they could be used to eavesdrop. They’re staying mum in meetings out of concern that their comments could be leaked to the press by foes.

Many are using encrypted apps that automatically delete messages once they’ve been read, or are leaving their personal cellphones at home in case their bosses initiate phone checks of the sort that press secretary Sean Spicer deployed last month to try to identify leakers on his team.

It’s an environment of fear that has hamstrung the routine functioning of the executive branch. Senior advisers are spending much of their time trying to protect turf, key positions have remained vacant due to a reluctance to hire people deemed insufficiently loyal, and Trump’s ambitious agenda has been eclipsed by headlines surrounding his unproven claim that former President Barack Obama tapped his phone lines at Trump Tower during the 2016 campaign.

One senior administration aide, who like most others interviewed for this story spoke on the condition of anonymity, said the degree of suspicion had created a toxicity that is unsustainable.


http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/trump-white-house-paranoia-236069

Trumpy JR in a tweetstorm mocking Rachel and the media over tax return

https://twitter.com/DonaldJTrumpJr/status/841839064303169536

https://twitter.com/DonaldJTrumpJr/status/841838334041284608

https://twitter.com/DonaldJTrumpJr/status/841834905923407873

https://twitter.com/DonaldJTrumpJr/status/841833345604583424

If you wanted to nail Trump..wouldn't you leak more than the summary page?

If this is all you have..why leak it at all?

This is a win win win for Trump.

Nothing in this return makes him look bad...it quiets the angry mob plus he get's to bash the dishonest media for leaking it.

"Trump projects were specifically targeted at Russian investors, shell corporations

and those seeking a safe harbor for ill-gotten gains"

"Trump's business empire was on verge of collapse until dirty $$ and wealthy Russians close to Putin bailed him out–he is beholden to them"....click on this Twitter post to see more...

https://twitter.com/khanoisseur/status/822400047757176834

WH estimates worse than CBO's...54M would be uninsured in 2026 under GOP plan

unreal...


The analysis found that under the American Health Care Act the coverage losses would include 17 million for Medicaid, six million in the individual market and three million in employer-based plans.

A total of 54 million individuals would be uninsured in 2026 under the GOP plan, according to the White House analysis. That’s nearly double the number projected under current law.

“We disagree strenuously with the report that was put out,” HHS Secretary Tom Price told reporters about the CBO after leaving a Cabinet meeting with Trump at the White House. “It’s just not believable is what we would suggest.” While serving as the House Budget Committee chairman, Price had a role in appointing the current head of the CBO who is a conservative economist.

But that effort to discredit CBO’s projections is undermined by the fact that the White House’s own analysis reached a similar — and slightly bleaker — conclusion about how the GOP plan would increase the number of uninsured Americans.


http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/obamacare-uninsured-white-house-236019

CNN interview of WH Budget Director who admits no evidence of doctored job numbers

More proof of Trump lies...

TAPPER: Joining me now is the director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, former Congressman Mick Mulvaney.

Director Mulvaney, thanks so much for being here. We appreciate it.

MICK MULVANEY, WHITE HOUSE BUDGET DIRECTOR: Jake, good morning. Thanks very much for having me. TAPPER: So, did anything actually change at the Bureau of Labor Statistics in terms of methodology or who is running the business there?

MULVANEY: What I think changed is, you start to look at some of the underlying numbers.

TAPPER: But just a point on it -- you're not the one that was attacking the numbers as phony. There's nothing that changed that made them real today?

MULVANEY: Right. The BLS did not change the way they count, I don't think.


http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1703/12/sotu.01.html

Trump's home decor described as "Dictator Style "

Trump’s Dictator Chic
I wrote a book about autocrats’ design tastes. The U.S. president would fit right in.

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/03/trump-style-dictator-autocrats-design-214877

Then, in late 2015, I came across a set of pictures with no identifying text. They appeared to show a gigantic apartment in what looked, from the windows, very much like New York. But I know Manhattan and its sophisticated style pretty well, and at first glance, you would think the place didn’t belong to an American but to a Russian oligarch, or possibly a Saudi prince with a second home in the United States. There were overscaled rooms, and obviously incorrect-looking historical detailing and proportions. The home had lots of gilded French furniture and the strange impersonal look of a hotel lobby, with chairs and sofas placed uncomfortably far from one another. There were masses of gold; there were the usual huge chandeliers, branded relics of famous sportsmen like Muhammad Ali, and mushroom-colored marble floors. There was relatively little in the way of paintings, but otherwise, the place reeked of dictator chic.

As it turned out, this familiar yet unfamiliar apartment—a familiar style to me by then, but in an unlikely location—belonged to Donald Trump, who by then was running for president. This was the penthouse of the potential leader of the free world. The design work, I have since learned, was started by the late Angelo Donghia, a decorator better known for a chic Manhattan look. But the substantive current design had been done by one Henry Conversano, who designed extensively—and perhaps unsurprisingly—for casinos. No matter how you looked at it, the main thing this apartment said was, “I am tremendously rich and unthinkably powerful.” This was the visual language of public, not private, space. It was the language of the Eastern European and Middle Eastern nouveau riche.

H.R.1275 - World's Greatest Healthcare Plan of 2017 (not a joke)

Somebody tweeted this. I thought it was a joke - it wasn't...

H.R.1275 - World's Greatest Healthcare Plan of 2017
115th Congress (2017-2018) | Get alerts

https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/1275

Italian Band Soviet Soviet Denied Entry To The U.S., Jailed And Then Deported

According to the group, its three members were carrying a letter from its American record label explaining that the musicians were scheduled to perform a number of "promotional," nonpaid performances in the U.S., including a live performance at member station KEXP, as well as a showcase at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas.

After Public Battle, SXSW Apologizes And Pledges To Change Its Artist Contract
The band says that its three musicians were questioned for several hours, and "agents" (presumably U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers) denied them entry into the country. From the airport, the band says, the three were taken to a jail and held overnight before being escorted to a plane and sent back to Italy. The three say that they were treated "like criminals."

In its statement, Soviet Soviet says that the agents' refusal to permit the band's entry seems to have stemmed from the fact that the agents believed that the group needed work visas to enter the U.S., because two of the venues at which Soviet Soviet was slated to perform were going to charge audiences entry fees — even though the band says that its musicians were not going to earn any money while in the U.S.


http://www.npr.org/sections/therecord/2017/03/10/519707931/italian-band-soviet-soviet-denied-entry-to-the-u-s-jailed-and-then-deported

Soviet Soviet Facebook post...
https://www.facebook.com/sovietsovietband/posts/10155120054589810
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