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  1. POTUS Impeachment Watch

    Well, I guess we can just add Twitter to the list below, then.
  2. The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

    “Hard at work”? Looks more like a photo op to me. If they were actually hard at work, wouldn’t they be sitting at a desk and in discussions on how to end the shutdown?
  3. The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

    You gotta get you one of these when you have to do this. So much more fun.
  4. The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

    Right, and the timing of the education is also a key component here. D can't just sit back and expect that everyone who have heightened awareness today will motivated to sprint to the polls in November, the way that early January returns indicate. D need a smart, timely communications strategy that runs all the way up to Election Day to maximize their chances.
  5. The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

    Mixed bag. 4. Data du jour: Trump Year 1
  6. The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

    Well, at least we now know that stanpapi is at least 45 years old. 2. Younger Rs want Trump alternative Data: SurveyMonkey poll, Jan. 10 to 11; Chart: Lazaro Gamio / Axios One year since President Trump's inauguration, a majority of Republicans under age 45 want an alternative in 2020, according to an Axios/SurveyMonkey poll: Most Republicans under 25 want the president to face a primary challenge. Share the visual.
  7. The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

    The people are tried of the schtick, so ... they voted for more of it? Solid illogic, my man. Otherwise, I agree with you about how the optics might potentially play in the election. The Trump base is lost to them no matter what, so It's up to D to educate everyone else on the real story, such as this, and then motivate the rest of us to get to the polls in enough numbers to overcome the efforts of the various Republican state legislatures to prevent us from voting in the first place.
  8. The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

    That's cool for you because campaign ads don't have to be true. Because the truth is, even though technically the paychecks could stop as of February 1, Trump can authorize their paychecks beyond that—the way Obama did the last time the Republicans forced a shutdown of the government. So if the troops have to continue on without getting paid, it is 100% on Trump and/or Congress which, the last I checked, was being led by Republicans. But don't take just my word for it. Take Star and Stripes' word for it. Unless they're part of the liberal MSM as well? In which case, you will disregard. Here's what we know about how a government shutdown would affect the military, DoD civilians and veterans What about the military? A federal statute, the Antideficiency Act, generally bars agencies from spending money that Congress and the president have not appropriated. But the law has big exceptions, notably for military and intelligence operations, national security, and emergencies involving "the safety of human life or the protection of property." President Donald Trump and the Defense Department would have broad authority to keep running whatever military operations they deemed necessary. All active-duty military personnel would keep working in the event of a shutdown. They would be paid up to Feb. 1, and then continue on the job without getting paid until the shutdown ended or until Congress and the president agreed to cover their costs before it ended. The last time the government shut down, in 2013, the military remained on the job and legislation to pay service members during the shutdown was signed by President Barack Obama. The same legislation, called the Pay Our Military Act, was used to bring back nearly 350,000 of the 800,000 civilian personnel who had been furloughed by the Defense Department. Because it was unable to pay death benefits to the families of soldiers killed in action, the Pentagon also contracted with a charity that footed those costs until the government could reimburse it. Ultimately, it's up to Trump to decide who stays on the job and who goes during a shutdown, said Stan Collender, an expert on the federal budget at Qorvis MSLGroup.
  9. The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

    You mean Nostradamus Schumer was able to prognosticate in 2013 exactly and in full detail how the Republicans would keep the government shut down for weeks over DACA in 2018? Oooooooh ....
  10. The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

    Ha ha haaaa, good one! Love the wordplay! Otherwise—no, they won’t be shocked. They’ll be defensive.
  11. The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

    We really should thank stanpapi for doing the rest of us a public service here. He is educating us on the talking points of the right-of-Fox media without our having to actually read the hot garbage he reads to get them.
  12. The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

    Probably the least surprising thing about his presidency. Also, it will more impact with his base on Michael Wolff than on Donald Trump.
  13. The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

    Man, we have given you so much great material to refute and this is what you come up with? ****’s gettin’ real, son, what “it’s time” for is for you to bring real game.
  14. Political Pot-pourri

    Power abhors a vacuum. #MAGA 1 big thing: China wants to reshape global order Illustration: Rebecca Zisser / Axios President Xi Jinping is selling his country on his plan to reshape the global order, in ways that legitimize the Chinese political system and create more strategic advantages for the China, Sincocism's Bill Bishop writes for Axios: An article this week — 紧紧抓住大有可为的历史机遇期 or "Tightly grasping the very promising period of historical opportunity" and signed by the pseudonym “Xuanyan 宣言," which means manifesto — called for the nation to grasp this historic opportunity, per state-run media. The article points to world problems: a "democratic deficit," "governance deficit," "development trap," wealth gap, terrorism and climate change." How it's playing: Under the headline "Make China Great Again," the South China Morning Post (Hong Kong) quoted the manifesto calling out "drawbacks" of the the capitalist economic system: "[A] new international order is taking shape." Why it matters: Xi and the Communist Party's Marxist theoreticians believe in “historical determinism,” a phrase that appears repeatedly in the manifesto, and see America's retreat as a moment to increase China's influence in the world. Sign up free here for Bill Bishop's weekly newsletter, Axios China. P.S. Wall Street Journal front page, "Six Chinese Ships Covertly Aided North Korea. The U.S. Was Watching": "Intelligence gathered by American officials provides what they say is detailed evidence of sanctions violations." (Subscription) Go deeper.
  15. Political Pot-pourri

    Bug not feature redux. World's Approval of U.S. Leadership Drops to New Low STORY HIGHLIGHTS Median approval of U.S. leadership is 30%, down from 48% in 2016 U.S. approval dropped substantially in 65 countries and areas Germany's leadership now tops that of U.S., China and Russia Who loves ya, baby? I mean, really loves ya?
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