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ROBERTS JOINS LIBERALS IN BLOCKING LA ABORTION LAW

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/supreme-court/supreme-court-blocks-louisiana-abortion-law-1st-major-ruling-abortion-n968766

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Kavanaugh filed a dissent, writing only for himself. He said he would have allowed the law to take effect in order to see whether it would impose a burden on women's access to abortion in the state.

Abortion-rights advocates applauded the court ruling, while opponents expressed disappointment.

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Oh the Irony: Boy bullied for being named "trump" to be guest at SOTU

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/boy-who-bullied-because-he-s-named-trump-among-white-n966876

Poor kid. Bullying is obviously wrong, and this kid shouldn't have to endure it.The irony is that it's all trump's fault, and his narcissism knows no bounds. I bet someone in melania's office got a gold star when they found this kid.

"Willful ignorance". Inside trump's troubled intelligence briefings

http://time.com/5518947/donald-trump-intelligence-briefings-national-security/

In the wake of President Donald Trump’s renewed attacks on the U.S. intelligence community this week, senior intelligence briefers are breaking two years of silence to warn that the President is endangering American security with what they say is a stubborn disregard for their assessments.

Citing multiple in-person episodes, these intelligence officials say Trump displays what one called “willful ignorance” when presented with analyses generated by America’s $81 billion-a-year intelligence services. The officials, who include analysts who prepare Trump’s briefs and the briefers themselves, describe futile attempts to keep his attention by using visual aids, confining some briefing points to two or three sentences, and repeating his name and title as frequently as possible.

What is most troubling, say these officials and others in government and on Capitol Hill who have been briefed on the episodes, are Trump’s angry reactions when he is given information that contradicts positions he has taken or beliefs he holds. Two intelligence officers even reported that they have been warned to avoid giving the President intelligence assessments that contradict stances he has taken in public.


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Seriously? Sock puppets might do the trick.

What is it going to take? He doesn't listen to ANYONE

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2019/01/29/politics/us-intelligence-chiefs-contradict-trump/index.html

President Donald Trump has previously declared that North Korea is no longer a nuclear threat, touted the defeat of ISIS, doubted the effects of climate change and railed against the Iran nuclear deal as "defective at its core."

But the most senior intelligence officials in the Trump administration suggested Tuesday that many of the President's sweeping assertions related to national security are inconsistent with their own assessments.

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WH not tamping down tensions after Bolton seen holding notepad: "5000 troops to

Colombia"

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2019/01/28/politics/white-house-bolton-colombia/index.html

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Colombia's foreign minister reacted to Bolton's notes Monday evening, saying he was unaware of the thinking behind them.

"Colombia does not know the reasons behind these notes and it is unaware of the real extent of them," said Colombian Foreign Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo in a statement. "Colombia will continue to carry conversations with the United States on several topics and cooperating with the U.S. in any bilateral topics."

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Nixon Foundation distances itself from Stone after indictment

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2019/01/25/politics/nixon-foundation-distances-stone/index.html

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The Nixon Foundation sought to distance itself Friday from Stone after the political provocateur emerged from a Florida federal courthouse flashing the signature double V hand signal, usually used to symbolize "victory" or "peace," that Nixon made when he departed the White House after his resignation. Stone, who has a tattoo of the former president on his back, has long cited Nixon as a key political icon and influence.

"This morning's widely-circulated characterization of Roger Stone as a Nixon campaign aide or adviser is a gross misstatement. Mr. Stone was 16 years old during the Nixon presidential campaign of 1968 and 20 years old during the reelection campaign of 1972," the Nixon Foundation tweeted.

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I mean, even Dicky said "Too tricky."

Please remember trump said most federal workers were Democrats

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-12-27/trump-says-most-furloughed-u-s-government-workers-are-democrats

Assuming his base could care less.

Is this really too much to ask

https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/opinions/2019/01/23/really-is-this-too-much-ask/

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Gets information from government and expert sources, not cable TV
Would read a book and the daily briefing
Understands what “trade deficit” means
Has no nicknames for other politicians
Hires a press secretary who is ashamed to lie
Knows the European Union is on our side and Russia is not
Accepts that the Justice Department doesn’t serve as the president’s private law firm
Recognizes climate change is a major problem
Does not boast about natural disasters (biggest hurricane ever!)
Will not fuss about his personal appearance and engage in partisan attacks moments after commenting on a mass shooting
Releases his tax returns for the past 10 years and divests of all businesses

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What goes around comes around

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Ann Coulter isn't having it. She's "outraged" by his latest proposal

https://www.vox.com/platform/amp/2019/1/20/18190721/immigration-hardliners-outraged-trump-shutdown-deal

https://twitter.com/AnnCoulter/status/1086735045425979392

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