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Donald Trump Didn’t Want to Be President
New York Magazine, by Michael Wolff

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Posted By:abuela10, 1/3/2018 1:20:48 PM

On the afternoon of November 8, 2016, Kellyanne Conway settled into her glass office at Trump Tower. Right up until the last weeks of the race, the campaign headquarters had remained a listless place. All that seemed to distinguish it from a corporate back office were a few posters with right-wing slogans. Conway, the campaign’s manager, was in a remarkably buoyant mood, considering she was about to experience a resounding, if not cataclysmic, defeat. Donald Trump would lose the election — of this she was sure — but he would quite possibly hold the defeat to under six points. That

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Reply 1 - Posted by: nimby, 1/3/2018 1:25:05 PM     (No. 11498705)

And I never wanted to be the Queen of England!!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Nosillod, 1/3/2018 1:28:14 PM     (No. 11498709)

What a bunch of hog slop.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Aasilver, 1/3/2018 1:33:31 PM     (No. 11498720)

Idiot Liberals - but I repeat myself.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: judy, 1/3/2018 1:33:55 PM     (No. 11498721)

The entire democrat media needs a safe room far far far away.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: hotcorner, 1/3/2018 1:36:05 PM     (No. 11498724)

Thank God for Donald Trump - he stepped up. New York Magazine are idiots!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Lazyman, 1/3/2018 1:46:25 PM     (No. 11498742)

Fake news from people who have no contacts on the inside.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: dvc, 1/3/2018 1:47:33 PM     (No. 11498744)

NYMag, a standard source of leftist propaganda and intentional lies.

Never bother.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: qr4j, 1/3/2018 1:52:26 PM     (No. 11498751)

Bull! Utter bull!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: fed-up, 1/3/2018 1:55:57 PM     (No. 11498758)

This is really from The Onion, right?

It reads like a fairy tale. All you have to do is look at WHAT his has done since elected! If he never wanted the job, he would follow Barack Obama´s example... being lazy and letting others do his job, while he never cared one day about the consequences of his actions.

Trump is the antithesis of Obama. If he doesn´t want to be President, it doesn´t matter.. he´s doing a hell of a job at it!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: FlyRight, 1/3/2018 2:03:07 PM     (No. 11498771)

Michael Wolff is a total sleazeball, so is Bannon.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 1/3/2018 2:19:07 PM     (No. 11498797)

Mr. Wolff apparently didn´t want to be a writer, either.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: JHHolliday, 1/3/2018 2:21:06 PM     (No. 11498802)

For a guy who didn´t want the job, he sure has been a great President so far.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: MOAB, 1/3/2018 2:23:33 PM     (No. 11498807)

Michael Wolf has become one of the main designated liars of the fake news outlets......bald face liars one in all!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Lana720, 1/3/2018 2:29:59 PM     (No. 11498817)

I couldn´t make it to the end of this tripe!
Maybe, just maybe 1% is true. The rest of what I read is anger emanating from small minds, like the ones at NR who wrote the anti-Trump letters while he was still a candidate.
The adults being in charge and having to maneuver the landmines buried by obummer and company prior to departure, is a new concept to those who bow to big government.
How does a very successful businessman suddenly become stupid? Only in small minds!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: NYbob, 1/3/2018 2:46:50 PM     (No. 11498837)

Hey, New York Magazine, PRESIDENT TRUMP! It´s only the first year. Worst case you have THREE more years to bang your head against the wall.LOL.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 1/3/2018 2:55:42 PM     (No. 11498857)

Put the correct name in the statement (Romney) and we might believe you. At least we have it from the very lips of Romney´s own son and his wife that he really didn´t want to win the 2012 election.

I suspect this guy´s book is going to go down in flames, as some of the most egregious of the statements are already being debunked in various places around the internet.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: citizen, 1/3/2018 4:27:16 PM     (No. 11498961)

One, two, or three rallies per day and he didn´t want to win? Wolff sounds silly.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: bighambone, 1/3/2018 4:49:11 PM     (No. 11499006)

How much of this is a dramatization or miss-characterization of what really happened, or is outright fake news is anyone´s guess.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Pasann, 1/3/2018 5:00:40 PM     (No. 11499030)

Rghttttttt....Just imagine what Trump could do had he WANTED to be Pres.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: suedotsue, 1/3/2018 6:24:21 PM     (No. 11499114)

I read that Wolff was given unfettered access to the White House. If so, none of this should be a surprise including the separate bedrooms bit.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: jerseytomato, 1/3/2018 6:46:23 PM     (No. 11499144)

Donald Trump campaigned relentlessly; he campaigned non stop, right up to the election.

Again, the leftists are consumed with peddling bad fiction.


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Reply 22 - Posted by: Jacksin5, 1/3/2018 6:49:22 PM     (No. 11499150)

Be prepared to be buried under the blizzard of Media coverage this slop will generate.

They intend to raise Wolff´s prestige to that of the Oracle of Delphi.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 1/3/2018 6:57:39 PM     (No. 11499163)

I knew Trump had his sights on the Presidency back when he first started griping about China´s fiscal policies and how unfair they were. It was his way of testing the political waters for a future run. Voila, it happened.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: franq, 1/3/2018 7:17:30 PM     (No. 11499184)

The boy who cried Wolllfffff.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: saguni, 1/5/2018 4:02:16 PM     (No. 11501176)

FTA: The decisions that Trump and his top advisers made in those first few months — from the slapdash transition to the disarray in the West Wing — set the stage for the chaos and dysfunction that have persisted throughout his first year in office.

Gee, with all that Trump has accomplished in his first year, imagine what he could have done if he had single-minded concentration on MAGAand the press were a wind at his back rather than 95% negative against him.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: NYbob, 1/5/2018 4:21:07 PM     (No. 11501189)

Really #21? I read that Michael Wolff is a paid liar for New York Magazine which panders to an insane NYC base of raving maniacs.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: msjena, 1/5/2018 4:25:16 PM     (No. 11501191)

I seriously doubt that Wolff had access to the President´s private quarters. And during his time of access, Melania didn´t even live there yet. He is just repeating gossip and hearsay.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Judy, 1/5/2018 7:12:53 PM     (No. 11501334)

NY Magazine....please tell Mueller, he thinks Trump colluded with Russia to become president.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: dwa, 1/5/2018 7:41:40 PM     (No. 11501365)

Now think about this -- Donald Trump didn´t want to become president, but he colluded with the Russians to win. The "didn´t" want to become president and the "colluded with" is coming from the same brain damaged Left. So which one of their diametrically opposed theories (if any) are we supposed to believe? (Note: the first sentence is attributed to a conservative female writer whose name I can´t remember.)

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Reply 30 - Posted by: starboard, 1/5/2018 8:08:25 PM     (No. 11501382)

Liberal tripe on steroids. Straight out of the Alinsky play book.


This hit piece of a book was contrived, like the infamous Dossier was to destroy Trump and his character.
For all these so-called fictitious staffers at the White House that criticized President Trump, wished they had 1/100th of his intelligence, his education, his experience and his personality.







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Reply 31 - Posted by: Amereagle-redux, 1/5/2018 8:14:33 PM     (No. 11501387)

Sooooooo, let me see if I have this right ... according to the incrediblyfakenews leftylibs in New York media circles:

... Donald Trump, one of the world´s most famous and wealthy people, didn´t want to be President, but colluded with Russians (thereby risking his entire empire and reputation) in order to be President.

Izzat it?

Morons.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: muggy, 1/5/2018 8:29:07 PM     (No. 11501399)

Maybe it´s true. Maybe not. An old story has it that at the 1st little league organizational meeting in my town, the league president asked for a show of parents´ hands who wanted to manage a team. The president then selected those WITHOUT their hands in the air; felling they´d make better team managers.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: earlybird, 1/5/2018 9:06:31 PM     (No. 11501423)

No maybe about it. A concoction. Anyone who believes a word of this (except a, an, and, the) is a new crop of LDotter. In olden thymes we could smell this stuff 100 miles away.

No one, absolutely no one, campaigns with the energy and dedication, the absolutely exhausting schedule, that Donald J. Trump did. No one. I’ll be few remember the last days when a yuge number of campaign stops, in distant parts of the country, were crammed into just a few days.

Wolff is in this for the money. Must we be even a little bit complicit? Sad.



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Reply 34 - Posted by: Tianne, 1/5/2018 9:24:56 PM     (No. 11501433)


Michael Wolff has never been a trusted author - why on earth are we supposed to believe him now?



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Reply 35 - Posted by: ronbet, 1/5/2018 10:44:56 PM     (No. 11501486)

So, let´s see; A) Donald Trump didn´t want to be President. B) He colluded with Russia to be become what he didn´t want to become. C) Trump held rallies (sometimes eight a day) to become what he didn´t want to become. Did I get that right? It´s all what the liberal media reported about Donald Trump. Do we need any further evidence that liberalism is a mental disease?

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Harlowe, 1/6/2018 12:48:47 AM     (No. 11501568)

The inundation of preposterous “news” excerpts and/or stories to destroy President Trump by alluding to a variety of serious personality disorders reeks of purposeful orchestration, much like the “golden showers” dossier, to set the stage for the Left’s grandiose plan to remove him from office. The stench appears to emanate from, and envelope, Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals.” Whether or not much of the mainstream media believe the accusations or not, the Left knows that their low-information constituents are easily fooled, so their dastardly deeds serve to achieve their goals—accomplished by utilizing Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals.”

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Reply 37 - Posted by: NotaBene, 1/6/2018 1:28:39 AM     (No. 11501580)

This bad Wolff brought about the breakup between President Trump and Sloppy Steve. This is bad for US.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Krause, 1/6/2018 6:45:29 AM     (No. 11501614)

Well, if he didn’t he sure rose to the occasion after he won. Aside from the tweet squabbles he’s doing a very good job, especially for someone ‘unfit to be President.’

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Reply 39 - Posted by: steveW, 1/6/2018 8:13:28 AM     (No. 11501661)

OMG OMG! PDT just tweeted what is perhaps the greatest tweet of all time since like ever:
- "the Fake News Mainstream Media, are taking out the old Ronald Reagan playbook and screaming mental stability and intelligence... Actually, throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart. Crooked Hillary Clinton also played these cards very hard and, as everyone knows, went down in flames. I went from VERY successful businessman, to top T.V. Star... to President of the United States (on my first try). I think that would qualify as not smart, but genius... and a very stable genius at that!"

MAGA!

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Reply 40 - Posted by: starboard, 1/6/2018 8:17:40 AM     (No. 11501664)

I heard with my own ears Trump say he was thinking of running for President in 2011 on talk radio. He said he had been thinking about it for a long time.

I wonder how much Wolff was paid by the Democrat party to put all their talking points in a book.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All, 1/6/2018 8:21:34 AM     (No. 11501667)

Actually he might be correct.

Unlike swamp dwelling career politicians I don´t think being president was Trump´s lifetime dream. He would probably have been content to just continue in the business world where he made his success. But he saw where things in DC were headed and felt called to do something about it.

When you think of it that way the word Patriot comes to mind.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: Me_Opinionated_Nah, 1/6/2018 8:52:33 AM     (No. 11501702)

"Just when I thought I was out...they pull me back in."

A hugely successful businessman, expected by unrealistic, short-sighted, public-sector hacks to be a smiling, hand-shaking, baby-kissing, vote-hungry politician.

Judge him by his long record of success, not by who and what he isn´t.

Media! Grow up!


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Reply 43 - Posted by: Adam, 1/6/2018 10:01:58 AM     (No. 11501768)

This is Resist Trump porno. Keep it up guys. I won´t interrupt you while you keep making the same mistake.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: ginadee, 1/6/2018 11:03:49 AM     (No. 11501851)

the article is complete and utter nonsense.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: Harlowe, 1/6/2018 11:59:33 AM     (No. 11501901)

#41- Valid question; follow the money. Re #37: “…purposeful orchestration, much like the “golden showers” dossier,…”

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Reply 46 - Posted by: Harlowe, 1/6/2018 12:00:04 PM     (No. 11501902)

#43- Well-stated. Delusional/sanctimonious mainstream media devoid of real world integrity passes judgment on the President and family who have lived and continue to live in the real world and not the fairy tale world of the media. Example: The facial expression of Melania at the inauguration after her husband turned and said something to her going from a beaming smile to a solemn expression has been portrayed as being due to her husband’s comments to her. More likely, Melania’s religious convictions reacted appropriately, reverentially, to the solemnity of the moment wherein the Reverend Franklin Graham was speaking.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: ebuilder, 1/6/2018 12:13:16 PM     (No. 11501908)

If Trump had a moment of doubt about running for President, it wasn´t because he thought he would lose. And it wasn´t because of the risk to his life [from a shadow government hit-man, or "disappointed office seeker" or crackpot]. I really believe he knew every other candidate lacked the Americanism, and vision, and leadership skills and timing and energy to fix what had to be fixed, and the guts and God-fearing honesty to inspire a return to exceptionalism. Given Obama has the country hanging by a thread, he sees the problems clearly. He know how to bring in the job under budget and under schedule. Also no conservative America, no winner as a Commander in Chief -- no Trump empire.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: faldo, 1/6/2018 12:48:03 PM     (No. 11501944)

#37, Your summation…”so their dastardly deeds serve to achieve their goals—accomplished by utilizing Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals” alludes to method; the “orchestration” part can be inferred in the title of Michael Wolff’s previous book:
THE MAN WHO OWNS THE NEWS: Inside the Secret World of Rupert Murdoch

Why do you think he suddenly ran to Mickey (and Bob Iger) for protection…?


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Reply 49 - Posted by: countryDoc, 1/6/2018 6:41:10 PM     (No. 11502151)

At best, this book by Woolf is a literary caricature, heavily slanted to appease the truth that the left would like to hear, and worry the right. He has brilliant disclaimers in his forward that give him literary license to stretch the truth that semi-protects him from libel or slander.

The problem is it stretches the credulity of most logical people. The presidents demonstrated effectiveness in producing or making progress toward all of his promises as shown in the first year are undeniable demonstrations of his competence, whether you agree with his actions or not. Especially when he as accomplished these feats against unprecedented and illegal sabotage.

I´m not worried about this book. It reduces the credibility of the author and all who repeat this orchestrated tripe, and produces awe, even in those who do not want the president to succeed.

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Chelsea Clinton took inspiration from the Duchess of Cambridge for how to manage the birth of her first child, a new book claims. She and her aides ´studied´ how the British royal family had handled the birth of Prince George in 2013 in order to prepare for her own first baby, who was born a year later. Bill and Hillary Clinton´s only daughter Chelsea, as well as her staff, noted how press was handled and how the Duchess of Cambridge handled herself, and used it as a template for themselves, the book claims. The claim suggests that Chelsea saw herself

Revolution and Worse to Come
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National Review Online, by Victor Davis Hanson    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/25/2018 4:34:49 AM     Post Reply
On the domestic and foreign fronts, the Trump administration has prompted economic growth and restored U.S. deterrence. Polls show increased consumer confidence, and in some, Trump himself has gained ground. Yet good news is bad news to the Resistance and its strange continued efforts to stop an elected president in a way it failed to do in the 2016 election. Indeed, the aim of the so-called Resistance to Donald J. Trump is ending Trump’s presidency by any means necessary before the 2020 election. Or, barring that, it seeks to so delegitimize him that he becomes presidentially impotent. It has been only

Harry Reid: Trump ´is not a nice man’
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Washington Examiner, by Caitlin Yilek    Original Article
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Former Democratic Senate Leader Harry Reid, who was once “hopeful” about President Trump, is not warming up to the commander in chief. Reid still has hurt feelings about Trump mocking the injuries he sustained when an exercise band he was using at home snapped and hit him in the face. Reid fell to the floor, breaking his ribs and bones in his face. He now is blind in one eye. Trump mocked Reid in September 2016 after the Democratic leader commented on Trump’s weight. “[To show] what kind of a person he is, when I injured myself, I couldn’t sleep

Schools are removing analogue clocks
from exam halls as teenagers
´cannot tell the time´

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Telegraph [UK], by Camilla Turner    Original Article
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Schools are removing analogue clocks from examination halls because teenagers are unable to tell the time, a head teachers’ union has said. Teachers are now installing digital devices after pupils sitting their GCSE and A-level exams complained that they were struggling to read the correct time on an analogue clock. Malcolm Trobe, deputy general secretary at the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL), said youngsters have become accustomed to using digital devices. “The current generation aren’t as good at reading the traditional clock face as older generations,” he told The Telegraph.

Migrant ‘caravan’ reaches
U.S.-Mexico border

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Associated Press, by Elliot Spagat    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 4/25/2018 8:45:36 PM     Post Reply
Tijuana, Mexico — About 130 Central Americans, mostly women and children, have arrived at the U.S. border with Mexico in a “caravan” of asylum-seeking immigrants that has drawn the fury of President Donald Trump. Two busloads arrived late Tuesday in the Mexican border city of Tijuana at two migrant shelters just steps from one of the most fortified stretches of border separating the U.S. from Mexico. (Snip) Four more busloads of about 200 Central Americans - mostly women and children but including some men, were expected to arrive in Tijuana Wednesday, said Alex Mensing, project coordinator for Pueblos Sin Fronteras, which

NBC took a $69M chance on Megyn
Kelly and it looks like a failure

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New York Daily News, by Kate Feldman    Original Article
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NBC poured millions of dollars into “Megyn Kelly Today” and, in return, they’ve been rewarded with a massive drop in viewership. The Peacock network poached Kelly from Fox last year, enticing her from the conservative flagship network with a three-year, $69 million contract, according to the Wall Street Journal. But Kelly’s introduction to NBC, premiering at the 9 a.m. hour in September, was met with almost immediate controversy — a feud with Jane Fonda that the morning show host dragged out for months — and she never drew the viewership that the network was looking for. Her Sunday night newsmagazine show was

Orrin Hatch warns Trump: Firing
Mueller could bring impeachment

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Washington Examiner, by Katelyn Caralle    Original Article
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Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, warned President Trump firing special counsel Robert Mueller could lead to impeachment, becoming one of the first congressional Republicans to mention impeachment directly. “Firing Mr. Mueller would be a grave error. It would trigger a crisis, possibly even impeachment,” Hatch said in a Wall Street Journal opinion piece published Tuesday night. “It would threaten many of the administration’s accomplishments and make continued progress virtually impossible.” In his op-ed, Hatch endorsed the proposed legislation aimed at protect Mueller from being fired by Trump, or, for that matter, any president from firing a counsel appointed to investigating potential presidential misconduct.

5 takeaways from Debbie Lesko´s
lackluster win in Arizona´s special election

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Arizona Republic [AZ], by Ronald J. Hansen andYvonne W. Sanchez    Original Article
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The election is over and Republican Debbie Lesko has won a West Valley congressional special election in a district that has leaned right for decades. Here’s what else we learned from the unexpectedly competitive race to replace Trent Franks, the veteran Republican who resigned in December amid a sexual-misconduct scandal.The unofficial results show a dramatic underperformance by a Republican in the solidly GOP district. That’s a problem for Republicans, who now need to sort through the results to determine how problematic the landscape will be for them in November. Republicans have a 17 percentage point registration advantage in the district. President Donald Trump

Bill Cosby convicted of drugging
and molesting a woman

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Associated Press, by MichaeI R. Sisak and Claudia Lauer    Original Article
Posted By: Maryland_Patriot- 4/26/2018 3:09:35 PM     Post Reply
Norristown, Pa. -- Bill Cosby was convicted Thursday of drugging and molesting a woman in the first big celebrity trial of the #MeToo era, completing the spectacular late-life downfall of a comedian who broke racial barriers in Hollywood on his way to TV superstardom as America´s Dad. Cosby, 80, could end up spending his final years in prison after a jury concluded he sexually violated Temple University employee Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004. He claimed the encounter was consensual. Cosby stared straight ahead as the verdict was read, but moments later lashed out loudly at District Attorney Kevin

California Bill Would Criminalize
Speech, Books Opposing LGBT Agenda

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New American, by Michael Tennant    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/25/2018 2:11:49 PM     Post Reply
In a direct assault on the freedoms of speech and religion, the California Assembly on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a bill that would, in effect, prohibit the dissemination of traditional Christian teaching on homosexuality and transgenderism. The Assembly voted 50-14 to criminalize “a transaction intended to result or that results in the sale or lease of goods or services to any consumer” that consists of “advertising, offering to engage in, or engaging in sexual orientation change efforts with an individual.” The bill defines “sexual orientation change efforts” as “any practices that seek to change an individual’s sexual orientation. This includes efforts

Exclusive: Joe Manchin to Vote for Ric
Grenell, Ensuring Donald Trump Supporter
Confirmation as Highest-Ranking Openly Gay
Official Ever

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Breitbart Big Government, by Matthew Boyle    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/26/2018 2:09:26 PM     Post Reply
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) will vote to confirm Ric Grenell as the next U.S. ambassador to Germany, ensuring the confirmation of what will be the highest-ranking ever openly gay person to serve the United States government. Grenell was nominated last year to the position by President Donald Trump. Grenell, who will be confirmed on the floor of the U.S. Senate on Thursday, will report directly to the Secretary of State. The previously highest-ranking openly gay official in government was Barack Obama-era Army Secretary Eric Fanning—who reported directly to the Secretary of Defense. The Secretary of Defense is lower-ranking than the

Gore on Trump Presidency: ´Some Experiments
are Terminated Early for Ethical Reasons´

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PJ Media, by Nicholas Ballasy    Original Article
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WASHINGTON – Former Vice President Al Gore labeled Fox News a “propaganda machine,” calling for America to “restore the integrity of the conversation of democracy.” “Fox News is an example of, essentially, a propaganda operation. Now, I don’t want to tar all of them. You have people like Shep Smith and some of the others and – who was it who did that powerful interview with Scott Pruitt? Ed Henry,” Gore said during a discussion today sponsored by Axios. “There are a number of really fine journalists at Fox News who are doing an outstanding job, but the primetime shows


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