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NEW: From the Catholic Hospitals - Trumpcare amendment is a sham.


Trump isn't failing, he's stealing - Trumps first 100 days have been a moneymaking success story

He’s getting what he cares about.
by Matthew Yglesias

........Trump isn’t failing. He and his family appear to be making money hand over fist. It's a spectacle the likes of which we've never seen in the United States, and while it may end in disaster for the Trumps someday, for now it shows no real sign of failure.

The Trumps have unprecedented conflicts of interest

During the campaign and for much of the transition, Trump liked to at least vaguely allude to the idea that as president, he would separate himself from his business empire and do something to provide the public with transparency on his taxes. Since winning, he’s made clear that’s not going to happen. The day-to-day management of the companies is in the hands of his two oldest sons, while his oldest daughter and her husband (both of whom run substantial businesses in their own right) serve as high-ranking officials in the White House.


But don’t just take my word for it. Multiple reports have found that no meaningful separation exists:

Derek Kravitz and Al Shaw reporting for ProPublica have confirmed that the terms of the trust in which the Trump Organization is held allow the president to pull money out of the company at any time.

Eric Trump says he is giving his father regular updates on the state of the Trump Organization, on a “probably quarterly” timeline but with no specific commitments.

Donald Trump Jr. is not only a top executive at the Trump Organization but also does surrogate interviews on behalf of the president.

Beyond that, of course, there’s the fundamental reality that everyone knows Trump owns properties like the Trump National Golf Club or Trump Tower because they have his name slapped on them.


The Rest:

Here's the map Trump handed out in his Reuters interview while discussing China:


Facebook found fake accounts leaking stolen info to sway presidential election

Facebook says some groups tried to use its platform to sway the outcome of the U.S. presidential election.

In a case study of the 2016 presidential election, the company said it found several instances of "information operations," its term for governments and organizations who attempt to sway political opinion by spreading fake news and other nefarious tactics.

The case study was included in Facebook's white paper on "information operations." It also detailed ways it was combating "fake news" and other misinformation spread by adding new technologies and creating more security features.

The company did not specify who the targets were or who was behind the attacks. However, it said its own findings do "not contradict" the U.S. Director of National Intelligence report on Jan. 6. The report was on Russian efforts to influence the election, and claimed Russian President Vladimir Putin was behind a campaign to get his "clear preference," Donald Trump into the White House.


The Trump Slump:

S A D .

AP: BREAKING: US economy grew just 0.7 percent in Q1, weakest showing in 3 years.



Alex Jones' "I'm an actor!" defense didn't seem to work. Ex-wife wins joint custody of children

VERDICT: Kelly Jones gets joint custody of children and gets to decide who they live with.


"There is evidence of collusion." Rep. Eric Swalwell

"There is evidence of collusion."

—Rep. Eric Swalwell



Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha


TRUMP re: N Korea Leader Kim: 'not many 27-year-old men could go in and take over a regime'



Oh & there is THIS:

"There is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea.
Absolutely," Trump told Reuters in an Oval Office interview ahead of his 100th day in office on Saturday.


One president, 100 days, nearly 1,000 tweets

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