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Not Satire: Ivanka Trump leads meeting at White House in father's absence

Meeting attendees included House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy

Ivanka Trump led a roundtable about human trafficking with members of Congress at the White House, while her father Donald Trump was in Connecticut to deliver a commencement address at the US Coast Guard Academy.

The meeting, attended by several Democrats and Republicans – including House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy – seems to be another sign of Ms Trump’s quickly growing role in the administration.

According to the White House pool report, Mr Trump’s eldest daughter spoke about the Trump administration's efforts to fight human trafficking in the US and worldwide. “She noted that next week is Combatting Trafficking and Child Protection Week in Congress, during which lawmakers will present legislation tailored to this issue,” the report said.

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In an interview with CBS’s “60 Minutes” in November following the election, Ms Trump said that she would not hold any formal role in her father’s administration.

“I’m going to be a daughter,” she told CBS News’ Lesley Stahl. “But I’ve — I’ve said throughout the campaign that I am very passionate about certain issues. And that I want to fight for them.”

more: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/ivanka-trump-meeting-white-house-leads-donald-away-commencement-speech-a7741731.html

House Republican writes letter to constituent's employer complaining about her progressive activism

Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen’s note culminated in a woman resigning from her job.

Frelinghuysen Targets Activist in Letter to Her Employer

The most powerful congressman in New Jersey, Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, wrote a fundraising letter in March to a board member of a local bank, warning him that a member of an activist group opposing the Republican worked at his bank.

The employee was questioned and criticized for her involvement in NJ 11th for Change, a group that formed after the election of Donald Trump and has been pressuring Frelinghuysen to meet with constituents in his district and oppose the Trump agenda.

“Needless to say, that did cause some issues at work that were difficult to overcome,” said Saily Avelenda of West Caldwell, New Jersey, who was a senior vice president and assistant general counsel at the bank before she resigned. She says the pressure she received over her political involvement was one of several reasons she decided to leave.

The form letter, on campaign stationery, asks Frelinghuysen’s supporters to donate two years ahead of his next election because he is under attack. “But let’s be clear that there are organized forces — both national and local — who are already hard at work to put a stop to an agenda of limited government, economic growth, stronger national security,” the letter says.

Above the word local, there’s a hand-written asterisk in the same blue ink as Frelinghuysen’s signature. At the bottom of the letter, scrawled with a pen, is the corresponding footnote: “P.S. One of the ringleaders works in your bank!”

more: http://www.wnyc.org/story/frelinghuysen-targets-activsts-letter-boss/

Caitlyn Jenner: 'I'm upset with Trump and could enter politics'

She told the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme she had been "really upset" by some of President Donald Trump's policies on the LGBT community.

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Jenner said her life was "much simpler" now she was living openly as a woman.
Over the past two years, Jenner has become the most famous transgender person in the world.

'No regret'

A Republican supporter who supported Mr Trump in last year's US election, Jenner said she was disappointed the new president had overturned guidance allowing transgender students to use school toilets matching their gender identity.
"It doesn't make me regret my vote yet, but it is very disappointing and I have been very verbal about that," she said.
"I thought Trump would be better on these issues."

Asked why she believed that, she said it was because she had "talked to him", adding: "I will have more conversation with him about it in the future."

She told the programme she was now considering going into politics to promote LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) issues.
"I do a lot of political stuff, but it is mostly all behind the scenes," she said.

Asked if she would stand for election, she added: "I have been asked that question quite a bit, to be honest with you - over the next year I'm looking into it.

"I want to know where can I do a better job for my community, in bringing the Republican Party around when it comes to all LGBT issues.

more: http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-39888949


Who else is skeptical about Louise Mensch as a source?

Sorry, I don't trust her and take her with a grain of salt.

Same goes for The Palmer Report.

Thank you and happy Thursday.

Julian Assange Rushes To Defend Homocon Milo

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange decided to get in on Milo Yiannopoulos‘ most recent controversy by denouncing the “liberals” who are happy that the Breitbart tech editor has been exiled from the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).

Yiannopoulos was meant to give a speech at CPAC this week, but after a video surfaced of him apparently defending pedophilia, he was disinvited from the event. Yiannopoulos has stated that he is “horrified” by pedophilia, but the impact of the video cost him his book deal with publisher Simon & Schuster, and there are indications that Breitbart might be thinking about firing him.

https://twitter.com/JulianAssange/status/833899054602002433

more: http://www.joemygod.com/2017/02/21/julian-assange-rushes-defend-homocon-milo/

Trump supporters hope Californians will drown in the Oroville Dam crisis in the counties...

that voted for him.

Trump fans are calling for Californians to drown amid concerns the Oroville Dam will collapse – even though the surrounding counties voted Republican.

Hundreds of thousands of Northern Californians have been evacuated from the area because of flood dangers, so Trump supporters, assuming everyone in the state is liberal, are tweeting in the hope they will be “washed away” and “drown.”

The reasoning seems to be: Californians are liberal and don’t like Trump, so they shouldn’t expect any federal help if their homes are demolished by a 30-foot wall of water.

But they should have checked the electoral map – the counties around the Oroville Dam all voted Trump in 2016.

https://twitter.com/my2bits4u/status/831146798815145985

https://twitter.com/RealRandomHero/status/830964108434497536

http://thetab.com/us/2017/02/13/trump-supporters-hoping-californians-drown-oroville-dam-crisis-60483

Conservative Comic Depicts Besty DeVos As Girl In Iconic Civil Rights Painting

A cartoon depicting Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, who faced protests last week that briefly prevented her from entering a school, in an iconic civil rights painting made waves on the Internet Tuesday.

The cartoon, created by artist Glenn McCoy, depicted Devos as the African-American girl in Norman Rockwell's 1964 painting "The Problem We All Live With," who is walking to an all-white school amid protests and violent resistance to school de-segregation.



To say people were unhappy with the comparison is an understatement.

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/betsy-devos-comic-the-problem-we-all-live-with

Geraldo Rivera resigns from Yale post over Calhoun College rechristening

What a piece of vomit....

After the university changed its residential college’s name, Rivera said Yale was too politically correct for him.

On Sunday, media personality Geraldo Rivera announced he had stepped down from his role as an associate fellow at Yale, following the university’s decision to rename a college that had once been dedicated to a staunch slavery supporter.

Yale University announced it would change the name of Calhoun College to instead honor Grace Murray Hopper, who was one of the first programmers of the Harvard Mark I computer during World War II and also helped develop the Mark II and Mark III computers. The school had originally been named for John C. Calhoun, who held several high-profile positions in government, including vice president, senator, and secretary of state. Calhoun called slavery a “positive good.”

Rivera described the university’s decision to cease honoring a champion of slavery and instead recognize a female computer scientist as “intolerant” and “lame.”

https://thinkprogress.org/geraldo-rivera-resigns-resigns-from-yale-post-over-calhoun-college-rechristening-fa8e252fc2d8#.5mupjuiik

DU this poll: Do you approve of the job President Trump has done so far?

So much has happened since Donald Trump was inaugurated as president, it's hard to believe it's been only a little over two weeks.
There has been an endless stream of news, what with daily executive orders, constant protests, numerous confirmation hearings, presidential tweets and a nomination for the Supreme Court.

A lot of it has been overshadowed with the controversy over Trump's executive order on ceasing immigration from seven nations and the chaos it caused at the nation's airports and on his plans to build a wall at the Mexican border.

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2017/02/poll_do_you_approve_of_the_job_president_trump_has.html

Russia parliament votes 380-3 to decriminalize domestic violence

Russia's parliament voted 380-3 on Friday to decriminalize domestic violence in cases where it does not cause "substantial bodily harm" and does not occur more than once a year.

The move, which eliminates criminal liability in such cases, makes a violation punishable by a fine of roughly $500, or a 15-day arrest, provided there is no repeat within 12 months.

The bill now goes to the rubber-stamp upper chamber, where no opposition is expected. It then must be signed by President Vladimir Putin, who has signaled his support.

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A survey this month by state-run pollster VTsIOM found 19% of Russians said “it can be acceptable” to hit one’s wife, husband or child “in certain circumstances,” the Associated Press reported. The nationwide poll by phone of 1,800 people was held Jan. 13-15. The survey had a margin of error of 2.5 percentage points.

In many ways, this reflects the thrust of an old Russian proverb: “If he beats you it means he loves you.”

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/01/27/russian-parliament-decrimiinalizes-domestic-violence/97129912/
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