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How Would a Competent President Respond to Russia Right Now? – Politics Article

Hiding in a bunker and blaming “fake news” isn’t leadership. It’s a temper tantrum. The White House/Flickr Since the New York Times published their article on Friday about Russia offering Afghan militants bounties for killing U.S. troops, I have been trying to follow the Trump administration’s response. Initially, it was to claim that the president hadn’t been briefed about the “alleged intelligence.” “The White House statement addressing this issue earlier today, which denied such a briefing occurred, was accurate. The…

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Trump Tweets & Preexisting Conditions — Unforced Errors – Politics Article

President Donald Trump delivers a statement about Iran at the White House in Washington, U.S., January 8, 2020. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) These Trump tweets have stirred up quite the reaction among lefties. I hate to say it, but the lefties have a point. ….and, if Republicans win in court and take back the House of Represenatives, your healthcare, that I have now brought to the best place in many years, will become the best ever, by far. I will always protect…

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You Can’t Even Bribe White House Press Sec. Stephanie Grisham To Do Her Job Now – Politics Article

Donald Trump was impeached last month. Now, he’s trying on wars for size to save his own skin… so it’s a good time for the White House press secretary to finally meet the press after more than 300 days. Stephanie Grisham’s had this job for six months and has yet to hold a single briefing for reporters. She makes $183,000 a year to go on Fox News every once in a while and complain that people keep expecting her to…

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Trump, Obama & Iran — Yes, Obama Helped Fund the Iranian Regime – Politics Article

President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington, D.C., June 23, 2016. (Carlos Barria/Reuters ) In his address to the nation this morning, Donald Trump accused the Obama administration ballistic missiles that targeted the al-Assad and Erbil bases in Iraq yesterday were paid for using “funds made available by the last administration.” Few things irritate media fact checkers more than Trump’s accusation that Obama helped fund the Iranian regime and its terror apparatus. Probably because it’s completely true. Now, we…

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Iraq Votes To Send USA Home Until It Can Play Well With Others – Politics Article

Iraq’s Parliament voted yesterday to expel US troops from the country following last week’s assassination of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani in a drone strike near the Baghdad airport. The vote is nonbinding unless the Iraqi government takes further action, but that could happen, too. Donald Trump threatened Iraq with sanctions if it tells the US to GTFO, because he is a big angry toddler with a lot of executive power. The New York Times reports, The troops will be limited…

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Bret Stephens: To Beat Trump, Democrats Should Condemn Sister Souljah – Politics Article

New York Times columnist Bret Stephens today brings us yet another “Conservative Republicans tell Democrats how to beat Donald Trump” column, explaining that if Democrats hope to unseat his party’s choice for president, they should all take a cue from popular Republican moderates like Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney. Stephens starts off with a sensible enough suggestion: To get rid of Donald Trump, a Democratic candidate should promise to give the presidency a good scouring with soap and hot water,…

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Obama Says Problems Are Caused By Old Men ‘Not Getting Out Of The Way’ – Politics Article

Former President Barack Obama has a clear vision of the ideal head of state. “I’m absolutely confident that for two years if every nation on earth was run by women, you would see a significant improvement across the board on just about everything,” Obama said during a private event in Singapore on Monday, according to the BBC. The former President argued that women in leadership positions are “indisputably better” than men, and that former political leaders, particularly old male ones, ought…

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Poll: Democrats consider Obama a better president than George Washington – Politics Article

Last month, I noted with dismay that, in a survey, a majority of Republicans deemed Donald Trump a better president than Abraham Lincoln. It’s only fair for me to note, with even more dismay, that most Democrats who participated in a new survey deemed Barack Obama a better president than George Washington. The survey comparing Obama and Washington is from Monmouth University. It found that among Democratic voters, the “Father of Our Country” trails Obama by 29 percent to 63…

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Trump And Orbán Sittin’ In A Tree, Pissing On Democracy! – Politics Article

Authoritarian Hungarian Prime MInister Viktor Orbán is at the White House today for a playdate with Donald Trump. This is very exciting for our unelected bumblefuck president, as Orbán is what Trump would be if he both applied himself, and also if he met a witch in a forest who cast a spell on him that gave him a working brain. Neither of these things is likely to happen any time soon, or ever. David Cornstein, the Trump crony serving…

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