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Beatles Song Describes tRump Perfectly

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President Trump, stop blocking me on Twitter

http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/09/opinions/trump-twitter-first-amendment-opinion-wolfe/index.html

(CNN)When Donald Trump first started tweeting as president, my eyes were popping out of my head at each weird, angry and (we learned later) apparently unvetted proclamation. I couldn't believe he was making such statements on Twitter, as opposed to in an official White House statement, which we, the press, rely on for responses to world issues.

The problem with the President's tweets, besides their mangled syntax, made-up words and personal vendettas, is that so many of them are flat-out lies: narratives cooked up from who knows where in his mind and disseminated to his millions of followers (and millions of bots).

I'm not the first to be blocked by the President, nor am I likely to be the last. And if Trump were @JoeCitizen, and not President of the United States, blocking a Twitter interlocutor who hits back would be a little thin-skinned but it would be OK.

On Tuesday, lawyers for the nonprofit Knight First Amendment Institute agreed, and asked Trump to unblock Twitter accounts that are critical of him, saying they would initiate legal action based on the First Amendment if he didn't. Knight called Trump's account a "designated public forum" that is subject to the amendment, which "bars the government from excluding individuals ... because of their views."

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Good that a journalist for a major outlet is bringing up the problem.

I HOPE

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Is GOP using McCain to set up impeachment?

Here is McCain's statement about the debacle today:

"What I was trying to get at was whether Mr. Comey believes that any of his interactions with the President rise to the level of obstruction of justice. In the case of Secretary Clinton’s emails, Mr. Comey was willing to step beyond his role as an investigator and state his belief about what ‘no reasonable prosecutor’ would conclude about the evidence. I wanted Mr. Comey to apply the same approach to the key question surrounding his interactions with President Trump — whether or not the President’s conduct constitutes obstruction of justice. While I missed an opportunity in today’s hearing, I still believe this question is important, and I intend to submit it in writing to Mr. Comey for the record.”
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They invited him in and gave him time. You would think they would have conferred. So why would he try to get Comey to commit to calling tRump's actions an obstruction of justice? Just what the hell is their game plan? Did they set up McCain as the patriot who would lead the GOP to call for impeachment?

McConnell is Set to Repeal and Replace Obamacare

Politico link: http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/06/senate-republicans-obamacare-repeal-timing-239186

For a day at least, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has his party’s beleaguered efforts to repeal Obamacare back on track.

After two weeks of increasingly dour assessments from Republicans on the party’s stalled health care efforts, Senate Republicans emerged from more than two hours of meeting with a fresh burst of optimism that they could actually pass a bill to repeal and replace the health law.

Sen. Lindsey Graham went into Tuesday’s party lunch predicting that the Republican effort to gut Obamacare was “more likely to fail than not.”

He emerged singing a different tune: The health care overhaul he heard about contains “promising proposals” and he was for holding a vote this month after the Congressional Budget Office weighs in and the party’s idea are put into legislative form.

“Now I say promising, but I don’t know what it looks like legislatively … the key word is promising,” Graham said. “There better be [a vote this month], because this is not like fine wine, it does not get better with age.”

Ditto Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), who has been outspoken about his concerns on the direction the party has taken, but now says he is feeling increasingly comfortable and "very encouraged" by Republicans' plans.

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I am very discouraged by this. It sounds as if they are dead set on the repeal aspect and will cobble together any old legislation to get it done on time. Healthcare is hard. Let's just screw it up now and sort it out later.

Hilarious: The Real Reason Sessions Will Resign

https://twitter.com/DPRK_News/status/872282258064818177

Am I to Understand Civility Only Applies to the Left?

Really, Reza Aslan felt the need to apologize for telling the truth: tRump is a piece of shit? Just because the RWNJs were sent scurrying back to their safe spaces for half the day? Meanwhile, Gianforte is a free man. Kim Weaver withdraws because of death threats. Proud Boys go marching in several cities.

Screw that!

Civility is dead. It was dead when the right decided it was ok to invite the Russians in. It was dead when they decided it was ok to mock and threaten Obama. It was dead when they decided it was ok to mock the disabled. It was dead when they decided it was ok to be misogynists. THEY HAVE NO MORAL HIGH GROUND TO RETREAT TO!!

Contractor charged with leaking classified NSA info on Russian hacking

link: http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/05/politics/federal-contractor-leak-prosecution/index.html

(CNN)The Justice Department announced charges Monday against a federal contractor with Top Secret security clearance, after she allegedly leaked classified information to an online media outlet.

Reality Leigh Winner, 25, a contractor with Pluribus International Corporation in Georgia, is accused of "removing classified material from a government facility and mailing it to a news outlet," according to a federal complaint.

CNN is told by sources that the document Winner allegedly leaked is the same one used as the basis for the article published Monday by The Intercept, detailing a classified National Security Agency memo. The NSA report, dated May 5, provides details of a 2016 Russian military intelligence cyberattack on a US voting software supplier, though there is no evidence that any votes were affected by the hack.

A US official confirmed to CNN that The Intercept's document is a genuine, classified NSA document.

Usually I support Maxine, but

She should not have used her super powers to pick up a reporter and throw him over the congress building. Just saying...

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Remember when Stooges were Funny?

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Further proof that tRump ruins EVERYTHING!
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