1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (198 sites): Palmer Report: The real reason Donald Trump has survived in office this long


We’ve seen the same cycle on repeat for the past two years. Donald Trump tries an idiotic stunt aimed at fending off his worsening criminal scandals. The stunt has zero effectiveness, and only serves to make him look even stupider. He only survives because the complicit Republican Party once again invokes its majority in the House and Senate to protect him at all costs. Then the media marvels at how Trump’s idiotic stunt has somehow saved him. Enough.



The media has worked so hard to convince the public that Donald Trump’s simplistic swings-and-misses are actually secretly brilliant moves, even a number of members of the Resistance have come to accept it as fact. But the facts tell a very different story. Trump’s biggest gambits for fending off his scandals have consisted of things like firing James Comey, which merely resulted in Robert Mueller taking over in more powerful fashion, and releasing the Nunes memo, which had literally zero impact on anything.




If the Democrats had control of the House or the Senate during Trump’s first two years, he wouldn’t have lasted those two years. There would have been legitimate congressional investigations into every one of his scandals, all of them on live national television. Everything in Trump’s life would have been subpoenaed, including his tax returns, and it would have all been aired out publicly a long time ago. Trump would be out of office by now, and likely on criminal trial by now.



Special Counsel Robert Mueller has had to do things the hard, slow, quiet way, in court and behind the scenes, because he’s been all alone in his battle against Donald Trump. That all changes now, because unlike Mueller, the House Democrats can simply make everything public, and blast it out to the media on an all day, every day basis. The GOP’s total control has been the only reason Trump has survived this long. Now he’s lost his safety net, and his fall is about to come swift and hard. In the meantime, let’s stop trying to decipher why his stunts have worked, because none of them have actually worked.

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MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow connects the dots between Russians trying to shut down Mueller investigations  Raw Story

MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow on Monday revealed the bizarre link between a “lurid” murder-for-hire case in North Carolina and apparent Russian efforts to …

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (198 sites): Palmer Report: Jimmy Carter calls out Donald Trump


Last week, after realizing he was never going to convince the American people that his racist border wall was smart or necessary, Donald Trump tried a different tactic. He claimed that unnamed past U.S. Presidents had privately told him that they wished they’d built a border wall when they were in office. It it turns out, Jimmy Carter has something to say about that.



After Donald Trump’s obviously false claim, representatives for Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and the late George H.W. Bush all quickly stated that no such conversations ever took place. It’s taken Jimmy Carter a bit longer to respond, but he’s now released this statement via Twitter: “I have not discussed the border wall with President Trump, and do not support him on the issue.”




President Carter was the only one left who hadn’t yet spoken up, meaning he was the only one Donald Trump could have been referring to. By disputing him, Carter is – politely but unmistakably – calling Trump a liar. So now what?



As always, Donald Trump is counting on his base to be too uninformed, too uninterested in the truth, or some combination of both, to ever find out that he’s clearly lying. Then again, it’s not clear why Trump’s base would care what any former U.S. Presidents might have to say about anything. At this point anyone still supporting Trump is clearly standing against the United States anyway.

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (198 sites): Donald Trump | The Guardian: What does 2019 hold for Kim Jong-un and North Korea?

Kim Jong-un goes into 2019 with diplomatic momentum to build on after last year’s historic meeting with the US president, Donald Trump. As Kim attempts to negotiate a fresh summit, the Guardian’s Tania Branigan looks at his leadership so far and Emma Graham-Harrison describes a rare trip to Pyongyang and the humanitarian conditions for ordinary North Koreans. Plus: Catherine Shoard, at the start of the annual film awards season, argues prizes are not necessarily a mark of quality

Donald Trump has revealed that negotiations are underway to secure a location for a new summit with the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, after the historic meeting between the two men in Singapore last year.

It came after Kim warned in a New Year’s speech that Pyongyang may change its approach to nuclear talks if Washington persisted with sanctions.

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (198 sites): “Donald Trump” – Google News: Networks set to air Trump’s prime time address; Pelosi, Schumer demand equal time – CNN

Networks set to air Trump’s prime time address; Pelosi, Schumer demand equal time  CNN

Following news that the networks would air Trump’s immigration address, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said in a …

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (198 sites): “Trump personality profile” – Google News: It takes two: Do you really need a ‘good husband’ to succeed in politics? – Independent.ie

It takes two: Do you really need a ‘good husband’ to succeed in politics?  Independent.ie

For all its power, dynamism and (supposed) cut and thrust, politics can be a lonely outpost, whether you’re male or female. The hours are erratic. The ‘robust’ …

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