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Will John Kelly allow Trump to politicize his son's death so he can attack Obama? Thoughts please.


Trump says Obama was M.I.A. with fallen soldier families...I beg to differ

the storm..

Billionaire Democratic donor Tom Steyer demands pledge to impeach Trump

Billionaire megadonor Tom Steyer wrote a letter to Democrats on Wednesday asking that if they take control of congress in 2018, that they impeach President Trump.

The New York Times says says that in his letter, Steyer calls Trump a "clear and present danger to the republic."

He went on to say "I hope you will make your position clear so that Democratic voters who are under constant attack by this administration, know their elected representatives have the patriotism and political courage to stand up and take action."

There has even been some speculation about Steyer -- who has spent over $91 million in support of Democrats in the last election cycle -- running against Democratic California Senator Dianne Feinstein.

Feinstein is seeking re-election next year but stunned a lot of Democrats after saying that Trump had an opportunity to be a good president.

Steyer is not someone Democrats can ignore -- according to the Times, he is the single biggest liberal donor in the last two federal elections.


Trump accuser subpoenas his campaign for all documents relating to sexual misconduct allegations



Sunday, October 15, 2017, 1:30 PM

A woman who said President Trump groped her a decade ago subpoenaed him for all documents from his campaign about every woman who has accused him of sexually inappropriate behavior.

Summer Zervos, a former contestant on "The Apprentice," filed the subpoena in March as part of her defamation suit against Trump for saying she and other accusers were lying. The subpoena did not appear in court files until last month, and BuzzFeed News first reported on its filing.

Zervos’ attorneys ordered Trump’s campaign to turn over “all documents” relating to Zeros and nearly a dozen other women who have accused Trump of unwanted sexual advances and touching. Some of the women first spoke out in the final weeks of the presidential campaign last year, after a leaked “Access Hollywood” tape from 2005 showed Trump bragging about grabbing women’s genitals.

The subpoena also asks for all campaign documents related to the tape and to Trump’s many subsequent denials of the accusations that followed.

In tweets and public statements last October, Trump said all of the women were pushing “false allegations and outright lies” to help elect his Democratic challenger, Hillary Clinton. He also suggested some of the women were not attractive enough for him to target.

All of these liars will be sued after the election is over,” he said at a Gettysburg, Pa., rally weeks before the election.

Trump’s attorneys have been trying to get the suit dismissed or delayed until he is out of office. They also tried to shoot down the subpoena, calling it too “far reaching” and saying it targeted “wholly irrelevant information intended solely to harass the president.”

Trump’s legal team must respond to the subpoena by Oct. 31. Trump and the White House did not comment on the filing.

Zervos has accused Trump of kissing and grabbing her in a Beverly Hills hotel in 2007 while they discussed a possible position for her at the Trump Organization. Her legal team includes the famous women's rights lawyer Glorida Allred.

The new F-word: Why are we still afraid to call Trump a fascist?

10.13.2017•4:59 AM

Donald Trump is a fascist and a racial authoritarian. For several years, I have tried to warn the readers of my essays here at Salon and those who listen to my podcast of this fact. Trump has revealed his core values to the world at almost every opportunity. Yet somehow, too many Americans appear stuck on a treadmill of daily shock at his behavior. It is sad to watch. Why is any of this a surprise? Trump is a crude man. He has never been subtle in terms of sharing his values and beliefs.

For example, Trump signaled his presidential aspirations by accusing Barack Obama of being a black usurper born secretly in another country. Perhaps even more insulting to Barack Obama -- and by implication to Black America -- Trump even dared to suggest that the first black president of the United States was a fraud whose accomplishments and intelligence were the result of imagined unfair advantages somehow (against all empirical evidence to the contrary) granted to black people in the United States. In essence Donald Trump told a black man in the 21st century to "show me your papers," as though the latter were a slave and Trump a paddyroller on some dusty road in the antebellum South during the early 19th century.

During the 2016 campaign and now as president, Donald Trump has met almost every criteria of a fascist leader adapted to fit American society.

He has contempt for democratic norms and procedures, and has repeated undermined them;
He has threatened violence against his political enemies;
He espouses militant nationalism;
He is patriarchal, hyper-masculine and misogynist;
He uses racism, ethnocentrism and bigotry to advance his political goals;
He lies compulsively in order to twist reality to his will and keep supporters enthralled;
He stokes a sense of racial grievance and victimhood among his voters;
He acts with contempt and utter disregard for the law;
He uses his position as president to personally enrich himself, his family and his political allies;
He openly admires authoritarian leaders from other countries;
Through voter purges and other means, he is trying to ensure a permanent Republican majority and de facto one-party state;
He believes in "blood and soil" racism;
He is trying to remove any regulations or other types of restrictions on corporations;
He appears to be a malignant narcissist who believes he is above the law;
He grants pardons to his political allies;
He has utter contempt for freedom of the press and the concept of "checks and balances";
He views intellectuals and artists as his enemies;
He is trying to destroy labor unions;
He encourages police and other paramilitary forces to abuse racial and ethnic minorities;
He has been acclaimed by white supremacist and other right-wing fascist groups as their leader.

* read the rest at the link

The GOP are after journalist with a vengeance

Angered by gun control, this lawmaker drafted a bill to require licenses for journalists

A state lawmaker in Indiana has drafted a measure to require licenses for journalists akin to those that pertain to handgun owners, a proposal legal experts says directly violates the First Amendment.

The measure would require journalists — defined as anyone writing or broadcasting news for a newspaper, magazine, website or television or radio station — to be registered and fingerprinted by the police and vetted for their “character and reputation.”

State Rep. Jim Lucas, a Republican from the southeastern part of Indiana and a vocal critic of his state’s gun restrictions, drafted the bill by copying language from a state law that requires a license to carry a handgun in public.

With these laws proposed for journalists, Lucas's measure reads like satire.

Committing journalism without a license within 500 feet of school or on a school bus would bump the penalty up from a misdemeanor to a felony. Journalists with felony or domestic battery convictions would be prevented from getting licenses. And unlicensed people would still be able to engage in journalism on property they own or rent.

The proposal has not been submitted. And though Lucas says the measure was drafted in part to point out what he views as the hypocrisy of gun regulations, he would not rule out introducing the proposal in the state legislature in the future.

“I'm going to see,” he told The Washington Post on Friday.

First Amendment experts said the proposal — first reported by the Indianapolis Star — has no chance of surviving a court challenge, should it ever be introduced, then passed.

“It’s an absolute nonstarter,” said Burt Neuborne, a New York University law professor and a civil liberties expert. “The whole reason for the free press clause was to abolish licensing rules for the press.”

Neuborne added: “Maybe we should license state legislators.”

Lucas's proposal comes amid heightened political tensions around the First Amendment.

President Trump, who has demonized the news media as “the enemy of the American People,” alarmed free-speech advocates this week by writing on Twitter that NBC News should be punished by regulators after the organization published a report that he did not like.

By Eli Rosenberg October 13 at 2:17 PM

If Trump is a one term Pres. what do you think he will do as far as politics go?

I do not think he will go away and play golf. He will start some kind of trouble in the political landscape. remember he is a narcissist, they never go away

**Breaking** On TV now giving speech

Trump to refuse to recertify Iran agreement. He says Iran is not complying with the deal. Giving Congress the ok to come up with a deal in 6 months. That means that Congress has to say that Iran is not in compliance with the deal. Here it comes, all he wants to do is invade Iran. He says that Iran is a fanatical regime and a threat to the middle east and has spread death and chaos around the world for years. Cough* OIL OIL OIL.

Oh then he said that the 911 bombing was done by Osama Bin Laden's son. I thought it was Bin Laden himself.

Aww, such a phony. He wants to help the citizens of Iran so he must go in and save them. Then he had the nerve to say that he wants Muslims and Christians and Jews to live together in peace.

**Breaking** Trump threatens to abandon Puerto Rico recovery efforts

President Trump served notice that he may pull back federal workers from Puerto Rico, effectively threatening to abandon the U.S. territory amid a humanitarian crisis in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.
--By Philip Rucker41 minutes ago


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