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Emperor Baby Hands knew: Trump and Sessions Denied Knowing About Russian Contacts. Records Suggest

Otherwise.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/02/us/politics/trump-jeff-sessions-russia.html


At a March 31, 2016, meeting between Mr. Trump and his foreign policy team, Mr. Papadopoulos introduced himself and said “that he had connections that could help arrange a meeting between then-candidate Trump and President Putin,” according to court records.
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“He went into the pitch right away,” said J. D. Gordon, a campaign adviser who attended the meeting. “He said he had a friend in London, the Russian ambassador, who could help set up a meeting with Putin.”

Mr. Trump listened with interest. Mr. Sessions vehemently opposed the idea, Mr. Gordon recalled. “And he said that no one should talk about it because it might leak,” he said.


Of course, he knew. However, this just makes a case of Obstruction of Justice in regards to the Comey firing a lot stronger. Tomorrow might be Sessions last day in office.

AF-AM Group: At what point should an entertainer give him/herself up to financial servitude?

Recently, the mention of Beyonce buying a 90 mil has caused a lot of "concern" among certain DUers who feel it could have been spent on other social causes and a few that are concerned that someone could make that much money.

So my question is, at what point should Beyonce stop taking a percentage of the proceeds of her various products and start doing stuff without receiving compensation (Mhmm, I think there was a word for that.)?

Forbes places her at 340m in income this year, a chunk of which comes from her extremely successful 250mil Formation World Tour. So should she be a 240m slave, only being allowed to keep 100mil of her earned income or a modest 300m slave? How much of their hard earned income are the descendants of slaves allowed to keep in America before being cast back into servitude?

It's a serious question. I support liberal policies, but on the otherhand, the moment I'm paying more than 50% of my income in taxes, I'm going to be rallying for a huge change in direction in the party. I personally refuse to work for less than a majority of my income and frankly, it pisses me off when DU goes on a tizzy about a black performer or our president (President Obama) making exactly what the market will pay them for their services.

Anyone else watching the UK election coverage?

Idk what's going on, but it's very fascinating.

Don't get hung up on Comey telling Trump that he is not under investigation.

The real meat and potatoes is the continued insistence and pressure to "let Flynn go".

Af-Am Group: Do black voters not understand the dangers of Trump?

There are some on DU that seems to think we don't even though we voted against the guy (88%-8%) at a higher percentage than the WWC voters that we keep being asked to pander to. And this is in spite of rampant voter suppression and a multitude of reasons, centuries one might say, to question Democratic commitment to black causes.

I'm asking for a friend.

Maybe the 2020 Democratic Platform should read "We accept Bill Maher and his usage of House N*gger".

Then we will see if white liberals/Democrats can gin up enough "pc police hating" rust belters and "house N*gger" aficionados to offset the black and brown allies that are sick of this shit.

AF-am Group: Are people really going to bat for Bill Maher on DU?

The need to anti-Trump and embrace every anti-trumpian figures does not excuse "house n*gger".

Donald Trump Drastically Expands Global Gag Rule On Abortion

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-global-abortion-policy_us_5919bacae4b0031e737f382e?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009

The gag rule, also known as the Mexico City policy, blocks international family planning assistance through the U.S. Agency for International Development to any groups or programs that provide or even mention abortions to women, or speak out about abortion laws in their own countries. It was last implemented by President George W. Bush and then was repealed by President Barack Obama.

Trump’s plan, called Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance, goes much further than that. The policy applies the anti-abortion rule to $8.8 billion in global health funding furnished by the State Department, USAID and the Department of Defense, instead of only $600 million in family planning funding. This means that a clinic receiving U.S. assistance for HIV or Zika relief will lose all that money if it so much as gives pregnant women information about safe abortion care.




~ In which the Trump administration allows the impoverished to die worldwide from unrelated illnesses due to the clinic/hospital even speaking about abortion.

Trump is a clown capable of pulling stunts and making consequential decisions at the same time.

There has been, imo, a bit of misdirected outrage at the fact that the Democratic Senators got on the buses for Trump's NK briefing stunt. Yes, we learned after the fact that it was nothing more than a photo op. Trump will never be presidential. He will always be an attention seeking reality star looking to increase his ratings and make a buck or two. As such, it is not foolhardy to think that extremely consequential decisions won't follow.

This is the guy that reduced his Supreme Court nomination to a Bachelor style final rose ceremony and we are going to be feeling the consequences of that for 30-40 years. This is the guy that spent millions bombing an empty airfield in a late night spectacle because his daughter was sad. He is fully capable of busing in the entire Senate in an idiotic stunt and throwing us into a serious war w/ NK. That is who he is. He will never be serious and consequential matters of state will be framed for prime time ratings, whether we like it or not.

Seeking 2020 clout, California looks to jump the primary queue

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/04/california-wants-earlier-primary-2020-237117


OAKLAND, Calif. — In the age of Trump, California Democrats are tired of their state’s votes being an afterthought.

That’s why the state's top election official is pushing to reschedule the California primary to directly follow the early contests in Iowa and New Hampshire — a bid to pump up solidly blue California's clout, and voter turnout, in the 2020 presidential race.

Arguing that the nation’s most populous state should no longer be an “afterthought” in the presidential race, Secretary of State Alex Padilla on Tuesday announced his support for a bill from state Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) that would move up the California presidential primary from its current spot near the end of the primary calendar to third — a position currently held by Nevada.




Good.
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