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Analysts say Trump agenda may not be derailed by health care defeat
The fate of the health care bill does not presage the chances for the rest of his agenda.       
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Republicans give up on Obamacare repeal bill, move on to other issues
GOP leaders could not attract enough support from conservatives and moderates.         
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High stakes for Trump as vote looms on US health plan
Republicans are careening toward a House vote on repealing and replacing Obamacare in a moment that has huge implications for Donald Trump's presidency and the GOP's hopes of enacting an agenda that will change the face of American life.
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Rest of Trump agenda not tied to health care vote, says White House
The fate of the Republican health care bill won't affect the rest of President Trump's agenda, the White House said Friday. As the bill to repeal and replace Obamacare headed toward a tough vote in the House, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said that regardless of the outcome there ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | President of the United States Bill Clinton Washington D.C. White House White House Press Secretary Thomas Jefferson Theodore Roosevelt Health care
Trump demands Friday vote for faltering Obamacare repeal plan
House Republicans have postponed the Thursday night vote.
-1 points by Daily News | President of the United States Bill Clinton United States House of Representatives Barack Obama White House United States Capitol Theodore Roosevelt Health care
Trump threatens to leave Obamacare in place if GOP bill fails
House GOP leaders postponed a much-anticipated vote Thursday on legislation to overhaul the Affordable Care Act amid a Republican revolt that raised doubts about the fate of the measure as well as President Trump’s self-proclaimed negotiating skills. After initially vowing to continue talks through...
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White House wants health care vote on Friday
The Republican health care legislation is in limbo Thursday afternoon after multiple meetings at the White House and Capitol have failed to produce a deal.
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Republicans reschedule Obamacare showdown vote for Friday
President Trump's team delivered a final ultimatum to House Republicans Thursday night, saying they'll make one more round of changes to the health bill, then hold a final vote — and if it fails, they're done. Hours after the GOP had to put off a vote, in a black eye ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | President of the United States Bill Clinton 111th United States Congress Republican Party Democratic Party United States Senate Susan Collins Theodore Roosevelt
Take a break from politics: A little game of 'Where's Waldo'
Can you find the guy hidden in the crowd?
-1 points by The Washington Post | President of the United States White House Thomas Jefferson Bill Clinton John Adams Franklin D. Roosevelt Herbert Hoover Theodore Roosevelt
Republicans have met the enemy on health care. It’s them.
New boss, please meet old boss.
-1 points by The Washington Post | Republican Party President of the United States Bill Clinton John Boehner Democratic Party United States House of Representatives Herbert Hoover Theodore Roosevelt
#LastNightInSweden: Trump panned over fake attack gaffe, Swedes want answers
Donald Trump has left the people of Sweden, and its government, wondering what exactly happened ‘last night in Sweden’ after the US president referred to an attack in the Scandinavian country during a rally in Florida this weekend. Read Full Article at RT.com
3 points by Russia Today | President of the United States Bill Clinton White House Sweden Moderate Party Franklin D. Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt Fredrik Reinfeldt
Americans on Presidents Day: Admiration, fear mark holiday
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The United States on Monday marks Presidents Day, a holiday that's taking on a new meaning for some Americans this year as President Donald Trump - to the dismay of some and delight of others - upends traditional notions of the office. The holiday began as ...
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Trump as 'Leader of Free World' attacks free press: Darcy cartoon
Trump and his staff have been prolific in propagating fake news, starting with Trump adopting the racist Obama 'birther' story eight years ago CLEVELAND, Ohio -- President Donald Trump, the so-called 'Leader of the Free World' escalated his attack on the free press with two repugnant tweets calling US news organizations the "enemy of the American People!" Trump first tweeted: "The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @CNN,@NBCNews and many more) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American people. SICK!" That tweet was deleted and replaced 16 minutes later with this amended version: "The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC,@CBS,@CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!" Trump's tweets read like they could have been written by Richard Nixon at the height of Watergate or any Authoritarian and Fascist leader throughout history. "The Press is the enemy, the establishment is the enemy, the professors are the enemy."   --President Richard Nixon Carl Bernstein, who along with Bob Woodward, won the Pulitzer Prize for exposing Nixon's misdeeds, called Trump's attacks on the press "more treacherous than Nixon's." "The most dangerous 'enemy of the people is presidential lying--always.  Attacks on press by @realDonaldTrump more treacherous than Nixon's."  --Carl Bernstein On "Meet the Press" Senator John Mcain said Trump's attacks on the press are how dictators get started. "If you want to preserve democracy as we know it, you have to have a free and many times adversarial press.  And without it, I am afraid that we would lose so much of our individual liberties over time.  That's how dictators get started.   They get started by suppressing free press, in other words, consolidation of power-- when you look at history, the first thing that dictators do is shut down the press," McCain told Chuck Todd, in an interview airing today. Do Trump and Steve Bannon really want to "preserve democracy" or do they want to establish a Trumpocracy and Bannonocray? Last year, Trump's ghostwriter, Tony Schwartz,  said Trump's first move as president would be to target the free press. "On day one he would end a free press.  In any way that he could, he would use the government to shut down a free press, and listen, he has plenty of precedent for doing that, including his hero Vladimir Putin, " Schwartz told The Independent. Here is what John F. Kennedy, Teddy Roosevelt and Thomas Jefferson had to say on the topic. "Without debate, without criticism, no Administration and no country can succeed-- and no republic can survive."  --John F. Kennedy - "To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President right or wrong...is morally treasonable to the American public."  -- Theodore Roosevelt "Our liberty cannot be guarded but by the freedom of the press, nor that be limited without danger of losing it."   -- Thomas Jefferson. American journalist James Foley was beheaded by ISIS.  Does Trump think Foley is an enemy of the American people?  Would he dare say that in person to Foley's parents? While Donald Trump was getting dubious deferments to stay out of the Vietnam war and stay in New York City nightclubs, Dan Rather and plenty of other American reporters were embedded with American forces in Vietnam.   Was Rather an enemy of the American people then?  Are all the journalist who were and are embedded with American forces in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria, enemies of the American people? The Journalist Memorial at the Newseum in Washington D.C., names 2,291 journalist who have been killed covering the news around the world. Trump can be considered an authority on 'Fake News'.   He's not only Commander-in-Chief, he's been the Editor-in-Chief of Fake News.   When Trump talks about Fake News he's talking about himself, his favorite topic.   Trump and his staff have been prolific in propagating fake news, starting with Trump adopting the racist Obama 'birther' story eight years ago. During the Republican primary, Trump spread a story about Ted Cruz's father being involved with Lee Harvey Oswald in the assassination of JFK. Since being sworn in, Trump and his staff have sworn that Trump's Inauguration crowd was the largest in history, that 3 to 4 million people voted illegally, and that Iraqi nationals carried out a massacre in Bowling Green, Kentucky. While on the National Security Advisers staff, Michael Flynn Jr, spread a fake story that Hillary Clinton and her campaign staff were running a child sex ring from the basement of a D.C. pizza parlor.   The fake story prompted a man to open fire in the pizza parlor. On Air Force One, Trump falsely reported he knew nothing about the report that Michael Flynn talked to the Russians about sanctions, and misled Vice President Mike Pence.   Trump knew the information back in January. During his chaotic press conference last week, Trump boldly bragged that he had the largest Electoral College victory in history.  The false claim was debunked in the press conference. Trump's outlandish  attacks on the press, only give more credence to what's being reported. President Trump has been consumed with trying to kill the messenger.   He needs to put that energy and effort into doing what he was elected to do -- govern, as a dignified leader of the United States, with a sound mind and principles, without denigrating its free press and without lying to the  American people. Photo from "My Vietnam Experience" blog showing 'last rites' being given to Dickey Chapelle, the first American female reporter killed in combat.Jeff Darcy, cleveland.com  The photo above is taken from Dan Rather's 2014 post on the "My Vietnam Experience" blog.   The photo shows Chaplain John McNamara administering the last rite to photojournalist Dickey Chapelle in South Vietnam on November 4, 1965.   Chapelle became the first American female reporter to be killed in action.  She was covering a U.S. Marine unit when she and four Marines were wounded by an exploding mine.   Chapelle died in the helicopter flying her to the hospital.    I've cropped the photo to not to show her face, out of respect. What was Donald Trump doing on November 4, 1965?
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White House fires senior NSC aide who criticized President Trump
The White House fired a senior National Security Council aide after learning he openly bashed the President and several of his top advisers
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Fmr Navy SEAL rejects offer to be Trump’s national security advisor
The Trump administration’s staffing problems continue, as retired Vice Admiral Bob Harward turned down an offer to be President Trump’s national security advisor, replacing General Michael Flynn. The circumstances surrounding Harward’s decision are still unclear. Read Full Article at RT.com
387 points by Russia Today | White House Lockheed Martin President of the United States Thomas Jefferson Defense contractor Associated Press Theodore Roosevelt Martin Marietta
Trump made Chris Christie try the White House meatloaf
TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says President Donald Trump made him order meatloaf when they dined together at the White House this week. Christie and his wife, Mary Pat, joined Trump at the White House on Tuesday. The Republican governor said while guest hosting a New York sports talk radio show Thursday...
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Trump to announce labor secretary pick
President Donald Trump will announce his new labor secretary pick at 12:30 p.m. before reporters in the East Room, according to the White House.
1170 points by CNN | Herbert Hoover President of the United States Republican Party United States Senate United States House of Representatives Theodore Roosevelt Democratic Party John McCain
Trump asks about 'tremendous increases' in autism
President Trump spoke with Jane Quenneville, principal of the Kilmer Center in Fairfax, Va., during a listening session on education at the White House, Feb. 14.
9 points by The Washington Post | White House Washington D.C. President of the United States Bill Clinton Theodore Roosevelt Thomas Jefferson Franklin D. Roosevelt Andrew Jackson
Senate votes to block Obama rule on guns and mentally impaired
WASHINGTON — The Republican-led Senate has voted to block an Obama-era regulation that would prevent an estimated 75,000 people with mental disorders from being able to purchase a firearm.
9 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | President of the United States Theodore Roosevelt Barack Obama Bill Clinton George W. Bush Republican Party Democratic Party White House
UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017
By United Press International On Feb. 14, 1929, in what became known as the "St. Valentine's Day Massacre," gunmen believed to be working for Prohibition-era crime boss Al Capone killed seven members of the rival George "Bugs" Moran gang in a Chicago garage.
18 points by UPI | Ali Khamenei Salman Rushdie The Satanic Verses Ruhollah Khomeini Michael Bloomberg Oscar Pistorius Theodore Roosevelt Valentine's Day
Girls' water polo: City playoff results and quarterfinal pairings
GIRLS' WATER POLO CITY First round, Friday Palisades 25, West Adams 3 Los Angeles CES 18, Los Angeles Roosevelt 7 Cleveland d. Santee (forfeit) Granada Hills d. Fremont (forfeit) Eagle Rock 19, Verdugo Hills 2 Taft 10, San Pedro 3 El Camino Real 10, Venice 5 Birmingham 33, Los Angeles 2   Quarterfinals,...
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After early setbacks, Trump faces calls to shift tactics
Top White House aide won't say if Trump has confidence in his National Security Adviser Feb. 12, 2017, 9:05 a.m. This is a look at President Trump's administration and the rest of Washington: The ominous silence deepened around National Security Adviser Michael Flynn Trump may skip Supreme Court...
979 points by Los Angeles Times | President of the United States White House Bill Clinton Martin Van Buren Thomas Jefferson Washington D.C. Theodore Roosevelt Franklin D. Roosevelt
Two Woodrow Wilson girls injured after dog gets on team bus
Bernie Hynson says he won't ever forget his 100th career victory. The Woodrow Wilson High School girls' basketball coach reached that milestone Saturday when his team beat Delran, 43-35, in a consolation game of the South Jersey Invitational Basketball Tournament.
-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | New Jersey Woodrow Wilson High school Princeton University Fourteen Points Treaty of Versailles Grover Cleveland Theodore Roosevelt
Trump brings unity to formerly fractured Michigan GOP
Ron Weiser prepares to became state chairman as GOP leaders back President Donald Trump’s follow through on promises        
-2 points by The Detroit News | George W. Bush President of the United States Republican Party Barack Obama Illinois Democratic Party United States House of Representatives Theodore Roosevelt
The oldest person in America has died
FLEMINGTON, N.J. — A New Jersey woman who was the oldest American has died at age 114. Adele Dunlap died Sunday at a hospital near Flemington, according to the Martin Funeral Home. She became the country’s oldest person in July 2016 following the death of 113-year-old Goldie Michelson, of Worcester, Massachusetts. A group that tracks...
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PM Theresa May mocks Trump’s ‘small hands’ at Tory fundraiser
British Prime Minister Theresa May opened her address at the Conservative Party’s annual fundraiser with a joke about the size of Donald Trump’s hands. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Melania Trump's 'Daily Mail' lawsuit: A FLOTUS first?
She says 'escort' story damaged her ability to profit from high-profile role. But can she?         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | Defamation First Lady of the United States Donald Trump Plaintiff Theodore Roosevelt Melania Trump New York Times Co. v. Sullivan Pleading
It’s tough being an American president’s kid
All presidents and first ladies seek a life outside the spotlight for minor children who live in the White House.        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Bill Clinton President of the United States George W. Bush White House Hillary Rodham Clinton Donald Trump 1946 births Theodore Roosevelt
The Tapper-Conway interview you need to see
Top White House adviser Kellyanne Conway appeared on CNN's "The Lead" Tuesday in a 25-minute interview with Jake Tapper where they discussed President Donald Trump's falsehoods and the administration's treatment of the press.
21218 points by CNN | President of the United States White House Thomas Jefferson Bill Clinton Washington D.C. Theodore Roosevelt Herbert Hoover John Adams
White House blames media for under reporting 78 terrorist attacks
President Trump lashed out at the media for terrorist attacks that he said are "not even being reported," and the White House followed up by releasing a list of 78 terrorist attacks that it says are "under reported." Here's a look at what's on the list, and what's not.
189 points by The Washington Post | White House President of the United States Bill Clinton Thomas Jefferson Washington D.C. Franklin D. Roosevelt Andrew Jackson Theodore Roosevelt
Trump Labor Secretary pick once hired undocumented housekeeper
Trump’s pick may have another reason to further delay his confirmation hearing.
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Trump critics are writing postcards to 'President' Bannon
Yes, you read that right: "President Bannon."       
29075 points by USA Today | White House President of the United States Bill Clinton Thomas Jefferson Washington D.C. Franklin D. Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt Andrew Jackson
TURMOIL: GOP insiders skeptical of orderly White House
As President Donald Trump's White House attempts to embark on a period of order and discipline, many in Washington are greeting the news with a collective eye roll.
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‘There’s my Kevin’: McCarthy emerges as Trump’s trusted link to Capitol Hill
The House majority leader’s relationship with the new president has set the stage for a rapid legislative blitz in the early months of the Trump administration.
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This is what President Trump calls his angry tweets
The president has a name for dismissing someone via Twitter. POTUS calls it a “Tweet Smack,” The Post has learned. A source says that he has been with Trump when he boasted about one of his angry tweets and used that term. Some of POTUS’s tweets are infamous, and his output is also noteworthy. A...
294 points by New York Post | President of the United States Bill Clinton Washington D.C. Franklin D. Roosevelt White House Theodore Roosevelt Herbert Hoover Learning
Twitter greets ‘PM Trumble' after Trump's spox mispronounces Australian minister’s name...twice
A new hashtag, #Trumble has been trending on Twitter, especially in Australia, after the White House spokesman repeatedly mispronounced the name of the Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, by calling him "Trumble." Read Full Article at RT.com
669 points by Russia Today | President of the United States Australia Prime minister White House Bill Clinton Franklin D. Roosevelt Prime Minister of Australia Theodore Roosevelt
Springs Preserve’s new Boomtown exhibit explores Las Vegas’ history
Open to the public Saturday, the new themed area transports visitors back in time to the city of Las Vegas’ earliest days as a dusty railroad watering stop.
185 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | William Howard Taft Theodore Roosevelt Train whistle Las Vegas metropolitan area
Trump: 'We're very happy' about jobs report
President Trump said “there is a great spirit in the country” after discussing the new jobs report during a meeting with business executives on Feb. 3 at the White House.
79 points by The Washington Post | White House President of the United States Bill Clinton Thomas Jefferson Washington D.C. Franklin D. Roosevelt Andrew Jackson Theodore Roosevelt
'We expect to be cutting a lot out of Dodd-Frank,' Trump promises
During a meeting with business executives, President Trump said he expects to “be cutting a lot out of Dodd-Frank,“ on Feb. 3 at the White House.
-2 points by The Washington Post | White House President of the United States Bill Clinton Thomas Jefferson Washington D.C. Franklin D. Roosevelt Andrew Jackson Theodore Roosevelt
Letter: A border measure
A border measureThe president is, without a doubt, the epitome of a buffoon in every shape, manner and form. I thought it was illegal to shout fire in a theater albeit, in this case, the White House. But I digress.Why is there no discussion about getting Mexico to patrol its side of the border and...
1 points by Concord Monitor | President of the United States White House Bill Clinton Thomas Jefferson Washington D.C. Franklin D. Roosevelt Andrew Jackson Theodore Roosevelt
Letter: No seats for liberals
No seats for liberalsThe “My Turn” headlined “With votes counted, consensus must be the goal” (Monitor Forum, Nov. 12) cites 31 problems affecting America. Authors Broderick and Plummer tell us their solution: “Consensus needs to be our goal, and everyone needs a place at the table.” What nonsense!...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | President of the United States Theodore Roosevelt United States Republican Party Grover Cleveland United States House of Representatives Supreme Court of the United States Idaho
Punchlines: Trump team's rocky transition
The late-night comics on the president-elect's rough road to the White House.         
59 points by Arizona Republic | President of the United States White House Bill Clinton George W. Bush Camp David Theodore Roosevelt Barack Obama Democratic Party
The Republican purge to come: Gabriel Schoenfeld
Priebus has it backwards. The party loyalists rejecting Trump should be rewarded, not penalized.         
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Hillary Clinton’s political disease
More time is the deadliest aspect of Hillary Fatigue Syndrome        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Bill Clinton Hillary Rodham Clinton President of the United States Democratic Party United States Senate Barack Obama George W. Bush Theodore Roosevelt
What should we know about presidential candidates' health?
Presidential candidates have long been wary of allowing the public to see them as less than a picture of perfect health.
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Campaign 2016 updates: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump halt campaign events to remember 9/11 victims
Campaign 2016 updates: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump halt campaign events to remember 9/11 victims Sept. 11, 2016, 8:22 a.m. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton take a break from campaigning to remember victims of Sept. 11 Clinton expresses regrets for calling half of Trump's supporters "deplorables"Why...
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Hillary Clinton leaves 9/11 event in New York after feeling unwell
Campaign 2016 updates: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump halt campaign events to remember 9/11 victims Sept. 11, 2016, 8:22 a.m. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton take a break from campaigning to remember victims of Sept. 11 Clinton expresses regrets for calling half of Trump's supporters "deplorables"Why...
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Hogan skipping Maryland Republican party's big fundraiser
For the second year in a row, Republican Gov. Larry Hogan is skipping his party's big annual fundraiser. The Maryland GOP's Red, White & Blue dinner in Glen Burnie Friday night will feature Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker as the keynote speaker, but Maryland's most popular political figure will not...
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