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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

During his eight years in office, Obama avoided legal prosecution, and wasn't investigated by any special counsels, breaking a 36-year stretch that dated back to Watergate.

✔ Barack Obama is the only president since Nixon who didn't have to deal with an independent investigation.
✔ Former presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter, and Gerald Ford all faced investigations into their activities or the activities of their associates.
✔ The observation comes as President Donald Trump is under investigation, along with his closest associates, as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russia's interference in the 2016 election.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Just hours after Donald Trump claimed during a Fox News Radio interview on Tuesday that he had called "virtually" all of the Gold Star military families who had lost a serviceman this year, an internal Defense Department e-mail indicated a different story. The e-mail from the White House asked the Pentagon for the identities and contact information of every family of a deceased service member who had been killed in action since this January, according to Roll Call. The White House was rushing to legitimize Trump's statement, which his senior White House aides knew was incorrect -- because they didn't even have an up-to-date list of casualties.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Fox News ran a story on Oct. 8 about a decorated Vietnam War Navy SEAL and glass artist who created an enormous presidential glass seal he hoped to give to President Trump. On Thursday, 11 days later, the network retracted the story after being told the Trump supporter never served in the SEALs or in Vietnam, much less earned commendations for his service. ... The man's claimed record turned out to be a fabrication.


"She has no room to talk." - #2 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2017-10-30 04:35 PM

She has plenty of room to talk:

In November, voters will have the opportunity to choose between a vetted and vocally pro-LGBT candidate and an ethically insolvent, chaotic carnival barker.

In our endorsement of President Obama's reelection four years ago, we noted his administration's embrace of LGBT rights: "Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's moving and historic speech to an international audience of the United Nations' human rights group in Geneva [in December 2011], observing the anniversary of the passage of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, made the Obama administration's perspective very clear, that LGBT rights are human rights."

Now Clinton has made LGBT inclusion a pillar of her campaign, from the first video announcing her candidacy. She has produced the most complete and impressive LGBT platform of any presidential candidate ever. In it, she has vowed to champion the Equality Act, the legislation that would enact federal nondiscrimination protections with regard to sexual orientation and gender identity. Clinton's policy platform called for an end to the ban on transgender military service -- now officially gone -- an end to quack "conversion therapy" for minors, an end to discrimination against LGBT families in adoptions, improved school conditions for LGBT students, expanded shelters for homeless LGBT youth, affordable treatment for people with HIV, expanded access to PrEP, expanded data collection and other measures to stem the disproportionate violence against trans people, and improved access to correct identification for trans people, along with many other positions that directly affect the rights, health, and welfare of our communities. She has also pledged to continue the United States' work of improving the condition of LGBT people internationally, a natural extension of that pledge made in Geneva.

Clinton has raised these issues with consistency during the primary season, and they have become a hallmark of her campaign heading into the general election.

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