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Trump And Pence Blame Democrats For Shutdown While Americans Hold Trump And GOP Responsible

(Washington, DC) – Vice President Mike Pence is sharing his thoughts on the government shutdown. While on his way to the Middle East, Pence said that Senate Democrats chose to put politics ahead of the national defense and ahead of meeting the obligations of the national government. He called it unacceptable and disappointing to millions of Americans. The Vice President is traveling to Egypt, Jordan and Israel for four days to discuss moving the U.S. Embassy. The government ran out of money at midnight, Eastern time after the Senate failed to advance a spending extension.

The House approved a one-month spending extension Thursday night. The effects of a shutdown will start being felt Monday morning when federal offices normally reopen. The shutdown occurs on the first anniversary of President Trump’s inauguration.

Amid the shutdown, Trump cancelled his trip to Florida this weekend. He woke up early tweeting that the Democrats care more about immigrants than they do the US Army.

A poll shows that Americans are putting the blame on Trump and the GOP’s shoulders. A “Washington Post”/ABC News poll says nearly 50-percent of Americans believe that Republicans in Congress are responsible for the shutdown; blaming them for a lack of compromise on issues like immigration laws, border security and alt-right agendas. Nearly 30-percent of Americans blame the Democrats for the shutdown, while some believe both parties are equally as responsible.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says he spoke with President Trump before the vote Friday and agreed to compromise on a U.S.-Mexico border wall in exchange for strong protections for illegal immigrants covered by the DACA program. He said Trump backed off the deal, and is responsible for “the Trump shutdown.” Schumer said Republicans control the legislative process and it’s their job to keep the government open.

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As Shutdown Threat Looms, Pelosi Criticizes Republicans

(Washington, DC) – House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi is criticizing Republican efforts to avert a government shutdown. In a Capitol briefing today, Pelosi called it “amateur hour.” The government runs out of money late tomorrow night. Pelosi said the Republican-led Congress and White House should be able to craft a long term budget that can get passed. She insisted that it can happen if Republicans negotiate in good faith with Democrats. The House is expected to vote later today or tonight on a short-term continuing resolution, or CR, to keep the government open.

Pelosi noted that it would be the fourth CR that Republican leaders have put forth since last fall. Democrats are insisting on long term protections for hundreds of thousands of Dreamers, young immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children.

Tearing Families Apart: Father Deported After 29 Years In The U.S. With A Possible 10 Year Return Ban

(Detroit, MI) – A 39-year old father of two has been sent back to Mexico after living in the United States for 29 years.

Jorge Garcia was brought over to the United States by a relative when he was 10 years old. He’s been here ever since, married and has two kids. Past work includes gardening and he has NO arrest record. 48342FAA00000578-5275911-image-a-45_1516131884198

His wife Cindy and their kids 12 and 15 had a tearful goodbye as their father was ordered to leave for no apparent reason outside of just being Mexican. Yes, technically, he’s still illegal but he and his wife have been working since 2005 to legalize his status.

He alerted himself to ICE and in 2009 he was told to expect deportation.  However, the Obama Administration was lenient and gave them several extensions to become an American citizen. In November, under Trump’s administration he was told he had to go. And to add injury to insult, he could be banned from reentering the U.S. for 10 years. 4832DE8E00000578-5275911-image-a-52_1516132243752

Jorge doesn’t qualify for DACA as the age requirement means he would’ve had to have been under age 31 in June of 2012 to request permanent status. He was 32.

Protesters joined the family at the airport with signs that said “Stop tearing families apart.” Cindy Garcia says the whole scenario has been a nightmare.

Garcia was escorted through the checkout desk by two ICE agents.  The agency hasn’t responded to inquiries about Garcia’s case.

 

Trump’s Vulgar Comment About Haiti Draws Fire From Both Sides Of The Aisle

(Washington, DC) –  Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are reacting to Trump’s vulgar comment about certain countries. According to the “Washington Post,” Trump made the disparaging remark about Haiti, El Salvador and African nations during immigration negotiations.

Republican Congresswoman Mia Love of Utah is calling on Trump to apologize. Her parents are Haitian immigrants. She said Trump’s comments are “unkind, divisive, elitist, and fly in the face of our nation’s values.”

haitian-tps-protest-immigration-ap-imgRepublican Senator Orrin Hatch said part of what makes America special is that it welcomes the best and brightest in the world, no matter what country they come from. Several Democrats have voiced their outrage.

Colorado Democratic Congresswoman Diana DeGette remarked that Trump’s comment, quote, “proves his ‘America First’ views are rooted in bigotry and xenophobia.” Democratic Senator Bill Nelson of Florida said the President should represent all people, not just some selected favorites. Senator Kamala Harris of California said immigrants should be welcomed, not demeaned and insulted.

Director Of National Intelligence Daniel Coats, And Intel Chiefs Testify To Senate Intel Committee On FISA45 made the comment during a meeting with congressional leaders in the Oval Office on Thursday, according to US media.

“Why are we having all these people from s***hole countries come here?” Trump said after being presented with a proposal to restore protections for immigrants from the countries in question.

The ignorance and racism is exhausting. Does 45 not know that Haiti helped us gain our independence, fighting with us in the Revolutionary War?!! Our brother in freedom and independence! Of course he is denying it saying:

Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country. Never said “take them out.” Made up by Dems. I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians. Probably should record future meetings – unfortunately, no trust!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 12, 2018

FL Governor Candidate Pays For Nursing Home Records

(Tallahassee, FL) — Former congresswoman and current candidate for governor Gwen Graham is paying 12-hundred dollars of her own money to get public records from the governor’s office.

They concern the deaths of 14 residents of a south Florida nursing home after Hurricane Irma. Graham says she hopes the records include voice messages from the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills to Governor Rick Scott, who claims they were deleted from his cell phone.

If that’s true, Graham says he broke the law and she’ll pursue legal action against the governor.

Save Us Lady O! Golden Globes Fuel #Oprah2020 Talk

(Beverly Hills, CA) –A powerful speech at last night’s 75th annual Golden Globes is fueling speculation that Oprah Winfrey could make a run for the White House. Social media exploded overnight with speculation after Oprah’s moving speech accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award.

She received several standing ovations as she spoke of sexual abuse, racism and freedom of the press. The hashtag Oprah 2020 was trending almost immediately. Her longtime companion Stedman Graham seemed to only fan the flames. He told the “L.A. Times” Oprah would absolutely run for president. He added “it’s up to the people.”

 

 

Georgia, Alabama Ready To Clash In CFB National Championship While NAACP Plans To Clash With Trump

(Atlanta, GA) – The Georgia Bulldogs meet the Alabama Crimson Tide tonight in the College Football Playoff National Championship game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.  Third-seeded Georgia knocked off two-seed Oklahoma, 54-48, in the semifinals on New Year’s Day at the Rose Bowl, while Alabama ripped Clemson at the Sugar bowl, 24-6, to advance.
The Crimson Tide have won four championships under Nick Saban since 2009. Kirby Smart, who was Alabama’s defensive coordinator from 2008 through 2015, has guided his alma mater to their first title game appearance since 1980. Kick-off is at 8 p.m. Eastern and the game will air on ESPN.
Donald Trump is expected to be in attendance. The NAACP is urging people to wear white and hold anti-Trump signs today. Another group says demonstrators will ”take a knee” before the big game to protest President Donald Trump’s visit to Atlanta.
Atlanta police say they worked with the Secret Service on preparations for months before the College Football Championship game between Alabama and Georgia. The NAACP said Sunday that wearing white is meant to mock the ”snowflake” label Trump’s supporters use to describe their opponents.
Another group, Refuse Fascism ATL, says that before kickoff, they’ll ”take a knee against Trump” outside CNN’s world headquarters, in solidarity with athletes who have knelt during the national anthem to protest racial injustice.

{Video} Jake Tapper Shuts Down Stephen Miller: “I’ve Wasted Enough Of My Viewers Time.”

(SL) – White House aide Stephen Miller got a hard lesson in sticking to the topic today when he was a guest on CNN Host Jake Tapper’s show.

Miller clearly had an agenda. He wanted to attack CNN and its journalistic views while painting Donald Trump as a genius who can write 10 talking points in less than an hour after hearing a speech and recite them perfectly.

We all know that Donald Trump rarely sticks to the script which is why he finds himself in a contradictory and untruthful position 80 percent of the time. What Miller should’ve done was come prepared to answer questions honestly about Fire and Fury, the book that has become a best seller over night and paints what some say could be an accurate picture of what’s going on inside the White House.

As for whether or not Steve Bannon made certain comments about Donald Trump, Miller had no knowledge but insisted on saying the book was full of lies and trash. Trump’s meeting with the Russians, again no solid answer outside of what his agenda was. On the letter that he wrote to get James Comey released…again no solid answer outside of his agenda.

Tapper like the rest of us had had enough and pulled the plug on the interview. Check it out for yourself

‘Falling apart? Crime Infested?’ Trump’s Insults Not Forgotten In Atlanta Ahead Of Visit To District 5 For Championship

(Atlanta, GA) – When President Donald Trump swoops into Atlanta for a VIP seat at college football’s biggest game, he’ll enjoy the Southern hospitality of a city he disparaged a year ago as ”falling apart” and ”crime infested.”

The insults tweeted by Trump a week before his inauguration may seem like ancient history to most Americans who follow the president’s voluminous stream of online invective. But Atlanta hasn’t forgotten. ”It was very personal because we live here and we love it,” said Stephanie Langer, a 40-year-old East Atlanta resident whose anger
over the president’s put-downs was rekindled by news of his pending visit.

832036108.jpg”I guess it’s just ironic that he’s coming here,” she said. ”I guess things must have improved.” Trump plans to be among 72,000 attending the College Football Playoff Championship game Monday evening between Georgia and Alabama. The game is being held at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the new $1.5 billion home field of the Atlanta Falcons.

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Fire And Fury Author Says He Left Out Even More Damning Material That’s Legitimately 25th Amendment Level Stuff

(Washington, DC) – A new book that paints a disturbing picture of the Trump administration hit shelves on Friday.  Publisher Henry Holt and Company released “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” early as President Trump’s lawyers tried to stop publication.

Author Michael Wolff says he had wide access to the West Wing for months and conducted hundreds of interviews with members of the president’s staff. And whereas the book is explosive, he claims he left even more damning material out.

920x1240On Meet The Press, the author says he saw things that are worse than anyone thought. Wolff says “what’s going on here, I think is not an exaggeration, this is 25th Amendment kind of stuff. We’re not at the 25th Amendment yet.” The 25th Amendment allows for the vice president to become president in the event the president is removed from office for impairment.

Wolff says people should read the book “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” and decide for themselves if they don’t feel alarmed about what’s going on inside the White House. As for Steve Bannon and President Trump, Wolff says Bannon thought the White House was dysfunctional with inexperienced people running it.6b94fc3a08417019d628c6c9f59623c6

In this explosive book, he provides a wealth of details about the chaos in the Oval Office. Among the revelations:
— What President Trump’s staff really thinks of him with words of stupid and childish being used
— What inspired Trump to claim he was wire-tapped by President Obama
— Why FBI director James Comey was really fired
— Why chief strategist Steve Bannon and Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner couldn’t be in the same room
— Who is really directing the Trump administration’s strategy in the wake of Bannon’s firing
— What the secret to communicating with Trump is
— What the Trump administration has in common with the movie The Producers

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