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Oops. --- Bannon: "I want you Reince". Reince "No, not tonight, I have a headache"...

This image is so revolting. uga uga

The Reagan Battalion

Oops. #CPAC2017


Mr. Brightside‏@RealErikTNelson 23m23 minutes ago

@ReaganBattalion @ZeldaShagnasty "Grab em by the Priebus."
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Zelda‏@ZeldaShagnasty 21m21 minutes ago

.@RealErikTNelson @ReaganBattalion ~laughs! You just won my TL today.
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Paul Huddleston‏@ThePaulHudd 48m48 minutes ago

@ReaganBattalion that drunken acquaintance who invades your personal space.
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AmericanRick‏@AmericanRick 16m16 minutes ago

@ThePaulHudd @ReaganBattalion
Bannon: "I want you Reince".
Reince "No, not tonight, I have a headache"...

Project Veritas 'CNN Leaks' fall flat

I have to admit--I vaguely recall seeing a headline but was not interested in the punk!

Project Veritas 'CNN Leaks' fall flat


By Hadas Gold

02/23/17 12:13 PM EST

For a few days, Project Veritas founder and conservative activist James O'Keefe has been hyping the release of what he said were hundreds of hours of undercover audio recordings of employees at CNN.

Some staffers at CNN were legitimately alarmed that O'Keefe would be releasing tapes that could be embarrassing for the network. O'Keefe is known for his undercover video recordings, though questions over deceptive editing and concerns about the questionable tactics used to obtain those recordings have plagued some of his prior work. Before releasing the tapes Thursday, O'Keefe was featured on The Drudge Report and on Sean Hannity's radio show, where he previewed their release.

Instead, what O'Keefe released on Thursday landed with a dull thud in the media world. Though not all the hours of tapes have been made available for review, and damning recordings could still come out, O'Keefe made clear the audio he obtained is from 2009 and for the most part features lower-level staffers at the network.

In Project Veritas' news release about the tapes, the first highlighted segment are two producers talking about the use of certain polls and why then-CNN polling director (now NH1 News political director and anchor) Paul Steinhauser declined to use a poll by Rasmussen, a group whose polling methods are still not widely accepted. Another highlight is of an assignment desk editor saying "Fox News is unbearable," and a news desk editor talking about how "there's no debate" about climate change.

Here is Griffiths' quote, as “caught” by Project Veritas:....................


James O'Keefe

Protesters march on Rep. Dave Reichert's office in Issaquah, WA. Rep. Reichert is not holding town

So proud of all those out protesting.

ABC News LiveVerified account

Protesters march on Rep. Dave Reichert's office in Issaquah, WA. Rep. Reichert is not holding town hall meetings. http://abcnews.com/live



@ABCNewsLive next time just use a gif. What is this scrub nonsense?

Rebecca Hewitt‏@RebeccaHewitt18 15m15 minutes ago

@ABCNewsLive Vote him out in 2018. He is a total weasel. Voted against Trump showing tax returns. #IndivisibleWA8 #InvestigateTrump
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Dan Von Klum‏@CannotIgnore 31m31 minutes ago

@ABCNewsLive "So what if they voted me for office, and I should represent them. Let them eat cake"
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Hill GOP asks governors to help save Obamacare repeal

Source: CNN

Updated 11:16 AM ET, Thu February 23, 2017

Kasich vows to defend Medicaid from GOP cuts

Story highlights

Republican governors are likely to be the driving force behind entitlement reform
Republicans are hoping to unveil a plan in March

(CNN)Congressional Republicans struggling over how to repeal Obamacare are stuck on a key problem: what to do with the millions of people in 31 states covered under the dramatic expansion of Medicaid the law enabled.

So they have privately turned to a handful of governors to help resolve the issue -....................

The discussions underscore another key point: While President Donald Trump promises to soon unveil his own health care plan, lawmakers on Capitol Hill are drafting the bill -- while the Republican governors are likely to be the driving force behind the major entitlement reform over Medicaid coverage.

The stakes for Republicans are already high. At town halls this week, GOP lawmakers are getting earfuls from voters unhappy with possible rollbacks to Obamacare, and at times struggling to defend a replacement bill that doesn't yet exist.

At the center of the talks are four governors who have taken different approaches to Medicaid: Walker and Gov. Bill Haslam of Tennessee, whose states did not expand Medicaid under the law; and two governors from states that did: Kasich and Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval. The discussions are likely to continue at the National Governors Association meeting in Washington this week, and as Kasich privately meets later this week with Trump at the White House.................

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/23/politics/medicaid-scott-walker-republicans/index.html

A few related tweets:


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♻️ Christopher Zullo‏@ChrisJZullo 18h18 hours ago

Pssst... Repealing #Obamacare would give each of the 400 of America's wealthiest families $7 million dollars in tax relief #CottonTownHall
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Vice President PenceVerified account‏@VP 22h22 hours ago

ObamaCare will be replaced with something that actually works—bringing freedom and individual responsibility back to American health care.

8,095 replies 1,826 retweets 8,980 likes

Ornery One‏@Ornery1951 16h16 hours ago

@Keep2020Alive @DrCheriQuinn Pence left out the parts about denial of coverage for preexisting conditions and an age penalty.

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Caroline O.‏@RVAwonk 12h12 hours ago

Caroline O. Retweeted Vice President Pence

Remember when you defunded PP, fueled the worst HIV outbreak in Indiana's history, & then used Obamacare to clean up the mess you created?



Bk_Pitt‏@bk_pitt 17h17 hours ago

@Keep2020Alive 10th consecutive week in a row the ACA has favorable polling

This is not Trumps America!: Passengers rejoice when man accused of racism is kicked off flight

Source: WashPost

This is not Trump’s America!’: Passengers rejoice when man accused of racism is kicked off flight


“That’s not a bomb in your bag, is it?” the man said, according to the passenger who was not identified by KHOU. ..............................


“The person ahead of us turned around and asked where my boyfriend was from; my boyfriend said it’s none of your business,” the woman told KHOU. “At that point he said all illegals and all foreigners need to leave the country.”

Cellphone footage of the incident shows the man saying all the “illegals” need to kicked off the plane, moments before the man and woman are asked to collect their belongings and exit the aircraft.

“I didn’t say anything,” the man protested, shrugging.


“Get out of here,” a woman responded. “Racists aren’t welcome in America! This is not Trump’s America!”........................

Read more: http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/%e2%80%98this-is-not-trump%e2%80%99s-america%e2%80%99-passengers-rejoice-when-man-accused-of-racism-is-kicked-off-flight/ar-AAneKNh?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=spartandhp

The GOPs Lack of Policy Specifics Is Making Its Town Hall Problem Worse

Town halls + no legislation to defend = political trouble http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/first-read/gop-s-lack-policy-specifics-making-its-town-hall-problem-n724051 … #saveACA #Indivisible #RESIST

Feb 22 2017, 8:48 am ET

The GOP’s Lack of Policy Specifics Is Making Its Town Hall Problem Worse


by Chuck Todd, Mark Murray and Carrie Dann

You take the boisterous town hall grillings that Republican lawmakers are receiving, add it to a lack of detail on the GOP's biggest legislative priorities (Obamacare, tax reform), and you get political trouble. Big league. After all, you can't beat something with nothing. And right now, all Republican lawmakers have are outlines and goals about their legislative priorities — but nothing concrete to defend. Indeed, one of the consequences of this town hall backlash coming so soon in the Trump Era (it's Town Hall Winter, not Town Hall Summer) is that there hasn't even been time to craft legislation, let alone begin key committee hearings. And it all creates additional pressure on President Trump, who holds a legislative-affairs strategy session at the White House at 4:00 pm ET.

Where is direction on how to repeal and replace Obamacare? Where is the movement on taxes? The longer it takes, the less political cover Republican lawmakers will get.
Of course, it's an open question how long and sustainable this Dem/progressive energy will last. But as long as it's there, it puts Republicans in a bind, especially when they haven't even started the legislative process.

Why have the town halls and protests come so early?

One answer: a lack of outreach to the opposition: One reason why the boisterous protests — in the streets, in town halls — have come so early in Trump's presidency is due to his lack of outreach to the millions of Americans who didn't vote for him (remember, Trump lost the popular vote by about three million votes). At yesterday's White House press briefing, NBC's Hallie Jackson asked Press Secretary Sean Spicer why Trump had previously declined to broadly denounce anti-Semitism before yesterday, and Spicer responded, "Well, I think the idea, Hallie, that -- he has. And I think there's a point at which he talked literally on election night about uniting this country and making sure that all Americans, et cetera." But when you have to go back to Election Night to highlight an example of Trump promoting unity, you realize why there's this level of energy among the opposition and why Trump's approval rating is in the low 40s. (Even at yesterday's event at the National Museum of African American History, Trump was flanked by supporters like Ben Carson, Sen. Tim Scott, and Alveda King, not African Americans who didn't vote for him in 2016.)

While the protests and low poll numbers were always coming — they happen to every president, after all — you could imagine that he might have enjoyed more of a political honeymoon had he made a more concerted effort to reach out to the millions who didn't vote for him.

In New Jersey, a record crowd at town hall presses Rep. Lance to get tough on Trump

Source: washington post

By Kim Kavin February 22 at 11:02 PM

Rep. Leonard Lance speaks to the media after a town hall event at a community college in Branchburg, N.J., on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. (Reuters/Dominick Reuter)

BRANCHBURG, N.J. Rep. Leonard Lance (R-N.J.) faced a record crowd at a town hall meeting Wednesday night where audience members pressed him to urge President Trump to release his tax returns and investigate Russias interference in U.S. elections.

In what his office said was the largest turnout of his congressional career, more than 900 people were packed in a community college auditorium, the largest such space in his district, and an overflow room was filled with another 250 people. More than 350 protesters gathered outside.

I believe those in the audience were constituents, Lance said afterward. I dont believe they were paid.

Lance faced countless hecklers shouting Do your job! and Answer the question! Audience members rose to their feet when demanding that Trump release his tax returns, and for Lance and all other politicians to put country before party.


Four of 15 questions a surprising number, Lance said touched on Russian interference in U.S. elections and hacking......................

Constituents hold signs in agreement with an audience statement to U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance during a town hall event at a community college in Branchburg, N.J., on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. (Reuters/Dominick Reuter)


Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/02/22/in-new-jersey-a-record-crowd-at-town-hall-presses-rep-lance-to-get-tough-on-trump/





4 Town Halls. People present by Repugs are 'no-shows".....Where's Darrell???

Jeff Black Retweeted
Janet Lee Nye‏@JanLNye 6h6 hours ago

Janet Lee Nye Retweeted Matt McDermott

What's wrong, @HouseGOP? Why are you avoiding talking to your bosses? That usually leads to getting fired.



Marcie‏@Marciegee 21h21 hours ago

@mattmfm @IndivisibleTeam don't leave out #ca49! We invited Darrell Issa but also a no show!


msnbc showing LONG line-for Sen. Tom Cotton, Repug AR, town Hall. LIVE..

Indivisible GuideVerified account‏@IndivisibleTeam 21m21 minutes ago

Indivisible Guide Retweeted INDIVISIBLE: Ark

Here's another live stream of tonight's Tom Cotton town hall in Northwest Arkansas.


Msnbc got some wrong information--about the seating capacity.

J.T. Wampler‏@NWAWamp 28m28 minutes ago

The Springdale Performing Arts Center is filling up. Crowd at more than 1000 and growing. Tom Cotton town hall meeting.

*****Msnbc saying it only seats 200 but hundreds outside.

Samson Sagan‏@SamsonTamijani 24h24 hours ago

Sacrificing going to the Arkansas - A&M game tomorrow for the town hall meeting w/ Tom Cotton, to show his ass what real America looks like.
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Dan Holtmeyer‏@NWADanH 50m50 minutes ago

If you aren't in line yet for the Sen. Tom Cotton town hall at Springdale High, good luck


William Sharp‏@ThrowChalk 15m15 minutes ago

Repping RTJ at Tom Cotton's town hall in Arkansas
#resistancerecess @KillerMike


New Rule allows U.S. to send ppl back to Mexico-even if not from that country!! Mexico says NO...

I keep finding out about these new rules--a little bit here=a little there.
Wondering if I missed the all of the New Immigration rules. Anyone have them?

I can see why Mexico would say no to this idea!!

I can imagine these folks are going to rot in some detention center here on this side of the border. May the gods and goddesses help them --and us!

Mexico says no to Trump's new deportation rules


David Agren and Doug Stanglin, USA TODAY Published 1:34 p.m. ET Feb. 22, 2017 | Updated

MEXICO CITY — Mexico will vigorously fight U.S. mass deportations of undocumented immigrants back to Mexico and refuse to accept any non-Mexicans expelled across the border, Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray vowed Wednesday.

A day after the Trump administration unveiled tough new guidelines for enforcing immigration laws, Videgaray said the treatment of Mexican migrants in the United States would top his country's agenda when President Enrique Peña Nieto meets Thursday with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly.

“I want to make clear, in the most emphatic way, that the government of Mexico and the Mexican people do not have to accept measures that, in a unilateral way, one government wants to impose on another,” Videgary said.

He added that Mexico would go to the United Nations to defend the rights of its migrants. “We are not going to accept it because we don’t have to accept it and because it is not in the interests of Mexico,” he said.

The Department of Homeland Security said its new directives focus on criminals and those who pose a threat to the U.S., but the provisions expand the authority of federal agents to deport the vast majority of the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States.

Under the new rules, all federal immigration officers can now conduct an "expedited removal" anywhere in the U.S. against people who arrived in the U.S. in the previous two years.

One critical provision, which requires Mexico's cooperation, allows federal agents to send people back to Mexico, even if they're not from that country. Many recent arrivals to the U.S. came from Central America, traveling through Mexico...........................
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