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Sunday, April 23, 2017

67% which is more than believe the GOP is out of touch with America. Pretty revealing reality check for the Democratic Party hacks who still don't understand why HRC lost the election. Doesn't mean Trump's numbers are anything other than dismal. But it does mean that most of us traditional Democratic voters are pretty disillusioned with the Democrats at this point.


Thursday, March 30, 2017

President Donald Trump headed to one of his golf courses again Sunday, marking his 13th visit to one since taking office and the eighth consecutive weekend he has spent at properties bearing his name. While the president hasn't played golf on every visit, sometimes attending to presidential business, the trips underscore a break with his insistence on the campaign trail that he wouldn't spend his time golfing because of how hard he would be working. White House officials would not provide details about what Trump did at the clubhouse of the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia, over the weekend. Both Trump and his press secretary, Sean Spicer, have knocked former President Barack Obama for his time playing golf on the job.


Friday, March 17, 2017

President Trump has wasted no time in cracking down on immigration. He pledged to build a wall, hire 15,000 new Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Border Patrol agents and speedily deport millions of undocumented immigrants. He justified these actions by claiming that immigrants regularly flout the "rule of law and pose a threat." In his first speech to Congress, he directed the Department of Homeland Security to create a new office -- Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement, or Voice -- dedicated to helping victims of crimes perpetrated by "removable aliens."

I am an immigrant and an American citizen, and, as a philanthropist, have supported migrants all over the world for more than 30 years. Based on my experience and the facts, the president's approach to immigrants is just wrong -- and a new round of court injunctions against Mr. Trump's latest proposed travel ban on people from six Muslim-majority countries suggests many in the federal judiciary agree. read more


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich called for the Congressional Budget Office to be abolished in the aftermath of a negative report about the proposed American Health Care Act legislation, the Republican plan to replace Obamacare.

"They should abolish the Congressional Budget Office," said Gingrich in a Fox News interview Monday night. "It is corrupt, it is dishonest, it was totally wrong on Obamacare by huge, huge margins. I don't trust a single word of what they've published, and I don't believe them."

The CBO report estimated that if Obamacare were to be replaced by the AHCA, 14 million Americans would lose their health care in 2018. The report also projected that by 2026, 52 million Americans would be without health insurance compared with 28 million under the current law. According to the CBO estimate, premiums for younger people would drop dramatically while premiums for older Americans would substantially rise.


Friday, February 24, 2017

CNN and other news organizations were blocked Friday from an off-camera White House press briefing.

There was no immediate explanation from the White House.

The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and Politico were also excluded from the meeting, which is known as a gaggle and is less formal than the televised Q-and-A session in the White House briefing room.

The conservative media organizations Breitbart News, The Washington Times and One America News Network were allowed in.

The Associated Press and Time magazine boycotted the briefing because of how it was handled.

The White House Correspondents Association also protested the move.

"The WHCA board is protesting strongly against how today's gaggle is being handled by the White House," it said in a statement. "We encourage the organizations that were allowed in to share the material with others in the press corps who were not. The board will be discussing this further with White House staff."

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