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White House chief of staff calls for special counsel to probe Democrats

(Reuters) - White House Chief of Staff John Kelly said on Monday a special counsel should be appointed to investigate Democrats over a uranium deal during the Obama administration and a dossier compiled on Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign.

"I think probably as a layman looking at this kind of thing we need to find someone who is very, very objective who can get to the bottom of these accusations," Kelly said in an interview on Fox News.
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Some Republicans have said Hillary Clinton's State Department approved the deal after her husband's charitable foundation Republicans in Congress last week launched an investigation into an Obama-era deal in which a Russian company bought a Canadian firm that owned some 20 percent of U.S. uranium supplies.

Some Republicans have said Hillary Clinton's State Department approved the deal after her husband's charitable foundation received a $145 million donation. The New York Times has reported that Clinton, a Democrat who lost to Republican Trump in the 2016 election, did not participate in the decision. a $145 million donation. The New York Times has reported that Clinton, a Democrat who lost to Republican Trump in the 2016 election, did not participate in the decision.


http://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN1D00BJ


Deflect, deflect, deflect. That seems to be their entire game plan.
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Tue Oct 31, 2017, 03:54 AM (44 replies)

Two American Women Rescued After Five Months at Sea

Two American women lost at sea for five long months have been rescued after a broken mast and a disabled engine took them thousands of miles off course.

Jennifer Appel, 48, and friend Tasha Fuiava were found by a Taiwanese fishing vessel around 900 miles southeast of Japan, the U.S. Navy said Thursday. A Navy ship based out of Sasebo, Japan, rescued them on Wednesday morning Japan time.
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On May 23, the women set off from Oahu bound for Tahiti, about 2,600 miles away, but problems soon arose. First, a piece of the mast called a spreader failed, Appel said, limiting the sailboat's maneuverability, and on May 30 a storm flooded the engine. Communications were also impacted.
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On the 99th day of distress calls, a Taiwanese fishing vessel found them, they said. It began towing the sailboat, but by that time Appel said the ship was in such poor condition she estimates it wouldn’t have lasted another a day.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/two-american-sailors-rescued-after-five-months-sea-n814806?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma


You've got to love this attitude: "Well, you gotta die sometime," Appel said. "You may as well be doing something you enjoy when you're doing it."

Posted by Arkansas Granny | Fri Oct 27, 2017, 10:22 AM (24 replies)

Compassion. I don't know if this has already been posted.

Posted by Arkansas Granny | Tue Oct 24, 2017, 08:44 AM (1 replies)

Great question about chickens and eggs.

https://twitter.com/paulkrugman/status/922140644461699072

I don’t know how anyone with a shred of dignity or self respect can be part of this administration. Lie down with dogs, wake up with fleas.
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Sun Oct 22, 2017, 12:00 PM (10 replies)

Trump on his tweets: 'You have to keep people interested'

President Donald Trump shared insight into his personal tweeting habits during an interview with Fox Business Network's Maria Bartiromo.

"Tweeting is like a typewriter -- when I put it out, you put it immediately on your show," Trump told Bartiromo. "I mean the other day, I put something out, two seconds later I am watching your show, it's up."
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"When somebody says something about me, I am able to go 'bing, bing, bing' and I take care of it," Trump said.
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"You know, you have to keep people interested," the President told Bartiromo. "But, social media, without social media, I am not sure that would be here talking. I would probably not be here talking."

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2017/10/20/politics/donald-trump-fox-business-interview-twitter/index.html


Posted by Arkansas Granny | Sun Oct 22, 2017, 08:56 AM (3 replies)

Study: Hannitys treatment of Trump's Russia scandal takes an authoritarian turn

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election has taken on a new urgency and gotten closer to the Oval Office over the past few weeks. His prosecutors are reportedly planning to indict Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman whose financial entanglements with Russians forced his resignation last summer. Mueller is also reportedly seeking White House documents relating to several of Trump’s most controversial actions and has begun questioning current and former White House staff.

But when Trump sits down with Fox News host Sean Hannity this Wednesday for his 70th appearance on Hannity's program (including interviews with guest hosts and correspondents)* since he launched his presidential campaign in June 2015, he can rest assured that he won’t need to answer tough questions about Mueller’s investigation. Hannity’s devotion to the president has taken an authoritarian turn in recent months, as Trump has come under heavy legal and media scrutiny over whether his electoral victory was due in part to efforts by the Russian government to bolster his campaign.

Media Matters reviewed Hannity’s opening monologues on his Fox broadcast from mid-May through the end of August, analyzing the segments for a wide range of factors, including his coverage of the Russia story. (Mid-May is when Mueller was named special counsel and Hannity began promoting the conspiracy theory that a murdered Democratic staffer, not Russian hackers, had stolen Democratic emails.) Hannity’s nightly monologue sets the tone for the remainder of his show, laying out many of the themes and arguments he will discuss with his panels of largely agreeable guests. These 61 monologues across 16 weeks reveal the stories Hannity believed were most important to relate to his Trump-supporting audience -- and the increasingly dark and conspiratorial messages he’s been feeding them. Media Matters also reviewed Hannity’s guests over the same period.

https://www.mediamatters.org/blog/2017/10/09/study-hannity-s-treatment-trumps-russia-scandal-takes-authoritarian-turn/218177


I wonder how often Trump's tweets reflect Hannity's talking points.
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Thu Oct 19, 2017, 07:46 AM (2 replies)

The Divine Miss M nails it.

https://twitter.com/BetteMidler/status/920422057753620481
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Tue Oct 17, 2017, 06:39 PM (5 replies)

Regarding Presidential behavior.

https://twitter.com/RWPUSA/status/920120821905010689
Barack Obama
@BarackObama
I'm grateful to @SenJohnMcCain for his lifetime of service to our country. Congratulations, John, on receiving this year's Liberty Medal.


https://twitter.com/ananavarro/status/920069805167824896
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Tue Oct 17, 2017, 05:39 AM (4 replies)

Things that make you go "h-mmm".

https://twitter.com/JohnRossBowie/status/919743200641802240

Posted by Arkansas Granny | Mon Oct 16, 2017, 01:52 PM (0 replies)

These are chilling words.

https://twitter.com/sambonfante/status/897987609250615297
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Sun Oct 15, 2017, 04:51 AM (41 replies)
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