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Trump Considering Mark Meadows for Chief of Staff


What's happening: Trump has asked confidants what they think about the idea of installing Rep. Mark Meadows, the chairman of the ultra-conservative House Freedom Caucus, as John Kelly's permanent replacement, according to these three sources. Trump has also mentioned three other candidates besides Meadows, making a list of four, according to a source with direct knowledge. I don't yet have their names.

Nick Ayers, previously considered the favorite, is out of the running to be Kelly's replacement, according to sources with direct knowledge.

"Nick couldn't give POTUS a two-year commitment so he's going to help him on the outside instead," one of these sources told me. (This news was first reported by the Wall Street Journal.)


New Mueller filing says Russia reached out to Trump campaign as far back as 2015


BREAKING: Special counsel Mueller says in new filing that Russia reached out to Trump campaign as far back as 2015.


The Mueller memo on Manafort's lies revolve around Manafort's lies about a) contact with a suspected Russian intelligence agent and b) back channels to the Trump administration about the investigation. This is damning for the President.

Cohen admitted "he had in fact conferred with Individual 1 about contacting the Russian government"



Dan McCready withdraws concession #NC09


I didnít serve overseas in the Marines to come home to NC and watch a criminal, bankrolled by my opponent, take away peopleís very right to vote. Today I withdraw my concession and call on Mark Harris to end his silence and tell us exactly what he knew, and when.

Why is an ex- Trump admin member lecturing new Dem Congresspeople?


Gary Cohn, former CEO Goldman Sachs addressing new members of Congress today: "You guys are way over your head, you don't know how the game is played."

No Gary, YOU don't know what's coming - a revolutionary Congress that puts people over profits.

I don't care for Cohn's condescending tone at all.

Omg , Trumps are seated next to Obamas Melania said hi , Trump didn't

Edit: Just saw a replay. Trump greeted the Obamas but not the Clintons.

Watch the orange shitgibbon arrive fashionably late and make a grand entrance.

I'd love to know what the Obamas and Clintons were talking about just now.

They're sitting side by side in a pew and deep in conversation.

'No Labels' Needs A Warning Label by Rep. Mark Pocan

I was duped.

When I was elected to Congress in 2012, I attended the Bipartisan Program for Newly Elected Members of Congress at Harvard University. I was so excited to be a member of a branch of government for the most awesome country on the planet.

At the program, one of the presentations was from a group named No Labels. The organization put forward a proposal for governing that meant working across the aisle to solve problems and stopping the gridlock in Washington. I was excited! While I was a strong progressive in the Wisconsin Legislature, that was my governing approach. By working with people who do not always agree with you, you find out what you have in common and you can get good things done.

The moment we were sworn in, we were given lapel pins to brand us as the Problem Solvers Caucus, which was sponsored by No Labels.However, things quickly went south. I attended a few meetings at the outset, but the rhetoric wasnít about finding ways to get things done and breaking gridlock ― rather it was more about finding more centrist, more corporate and more special interest-focused things to do.

Soon thereafter, No Labels became involved in elections with a closely contested U.S. Senate race in Colorado, backing Republican Cory Gardner over Democrat Mark Udall.That didnít seem right. A group that wasnít supposed to pick labels was doing exactly that: picking a label. When asked to join the Problem Solvers Caucus, members were never told that this would be part of the program.


Pocan went on to relate that when he inquired about where No Labels funding came from , they wouldn't tell him and said "we can just take you off our list".

We participated in INF negotiations. Abandoning it threatens our very existence. -Gorbachev &Schultz

By Mikhail Gorbachev and
George P. Shultz December 4 at 2:28 PM
Mikhail Gorbachev is a former president of the Soviet Union; George P. Shultz is a former U.S. secretary of state and is now a distinguished fellow at Stanford Universityís Hoover Institution.

More than 30 years have passed since the day the leaders of the United States and the Soviet Union, meeting in Geneva, adopted a joint statement declaring that ďa nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought.Ē It was more than just rhetoric. Less than a year later, in Reykjavik, Iceland, they agreed on the parameters of future treaties on the elimination of intermediate-range nuclear forces, or INF, and the radical reduction of strategic nuclear arms. A year after that, in 1987, the first of these treaties was signed in Washington. The elimination of the entire class of nuclear missiles opened the way to a process of real nuclear disarmament.

The INF Treaty and subsequent treaties reducing strategic nuclear arms established an innovative system of verification, inspections, data exchange and mutual consultations to ensure that each side can confidently verify that the other is faithfully adhering to the treaty limits.

Reykjavik was a historic milestone also because the leaders of the United States and the Soviet Union agreed that the ultimate goal of the process of nuclear arms reduction should be the elimination of all nuclear weapons. The path to this goal is inevitably difficult, but the mutual understanding between the two leaders has borne fruit: As of now, the strategic nuclear forces of the two sides have been reduced to a fraction of what they were then.

Another important result of the agreements was the emergence of mutual trust between the two nations, and a healthier international environment overall. This helped to resolve regional issues, facilitated democratic processes and improved the lives of people in many countries.

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