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US Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo Harangues Reporter With Claim That No One Cares About Ukraine

US Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo Harangues Reporter With Claim That No One Cares About Ukraine


By: JohnRussell  •  122 comments  •  4 hours ago
Mike Pompeo sat today for an interview with NPR.  The reporter asked Pompeo about Iran and Ukraine.  In the course of the questions about Ukraine the reporter asked Pompeo if he owed the one time ambassador  Marie Yovanovitch  an apology for the way she was treated before and at the time of her firing last year.  Pompeo said he has said all he is going to say etc. , defended his...
Jan 25 1:57am @6.2.3 The news shows talking heads reveal their prejudice daily. FOX, MSNBC, CNN et al do it. They are unwilling/unable report the news or interview people without putting their spin on things. IMO,...
Jan 25 12:12am @6.2.1 Certainly agree that we would not be better off with a single party. We would be better off with different and/or more than two parties than the Dems and Repubs. They are both corrupt due to career...
It’s Senate Republicans Who Are On Trial

It’s Senate Republicans Who Are On Trial


Via: JohnRussell  •  68 comments  •  3 days ago
You’ve probably now read about Mitch McConnell’s cover-up plan for a Senate impeachment trial. It’s outrageous and Democrats should fight it tooth and nail. But this is an important moment to remember just who is on trial. President Trump is obviously guilty. The President’s trial briefs concede as much – stating baldly the none of the alleged offenses are impeachable even if proven. It’s...
Jan 24 11:59pm @3.1.35 Now the dems are saying it is the Repub Senators who are on trial. All along they said it would be Trump. 
Jan 24 12:57am @8.1.3 If you have a comment to make to Loki, feel free to do so. 
Jan 23 12:48am @8.1.1 Schoolyard language is the best you have?
Jan 22 7:36pm @3.1.15 For 3 + years the  dems have been screaming for impeachment, now that they have done it, all they are doing is repeating is the same things they have bored the public with since Trump was elected....
STOP THE PRESSES !  Trump sets new Twitter record for presidency ---The president flooded his account with more than 140 posts during the second day of the Senate’s impeachment trial.

STOP THE PRESSES ! Trump sets new Twitter record for presidency ---The president flooded his account with more than 140 posts during the second day of the Senate’s impeachment trial.


By: JohnRussell  •  45 comments  •  3 days ago
a small sample of whats on the president*****'s "mind" ============================================= Donald J. Trump Retweeted Sen. Marsha Blackburn @MarshaBlackburn We all know Adam Schiff loves hearing himself talk. So, let’s give him something to talk about: 1) Why did Schiff collude with the "whistleblower?” 2) What instructions did he provide the...
Jan 23 2:02pm @6 I watched about 10 minutes at different times yesterday and he had nothing to say except what he and his ilk have been saying for the last 3 years with no proof. Begging, whining and insincere...
Jan 23 1:54pm @5.1.5 Some just cannot help themselves when posting or commenting on articles.
Jan 23 1:00am @5.1 Dems would rather be pissed off than do the work they were sent to DC to do. Two days of repeating what they have been saying for 3 + years changes nothing. They are still bitter about Trump...
Jan 23 12:55am @4.1.7 Many think the morons are the ones who cannot get Trump and his successes out of their thought process.
Jan 23 12:53am @2.2 He multitasks which obviously the dems have proven themselves to be incapable. They continue fixated on Trump instead of the work they were sent to DC to do. 
The Democrats are winning the argument

The Democrats are winning the argument


Via: JohnRussell  •  91 comments  •  a minute ago
Their only defense on the merits is to claim that the president wasn’t concerned with smearing a Democratic rival but with fighting corruption. But that’s an absurd argument to make given that Trump never mentioned fighting corruption in general during his two phone calls with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky — and given that, as my Post colleague Catherine Rampell  notes , he is...
Jan 23 1:42pm @2.1.13 Are you taking your talking points from JR which has accomplished zip. 
Jan 23 1:14am @4.1.3 The sky is falling, part 2 coming in November.
Jan 23 1:13am @4.2 Sean, don't you know that the dums only believe polls that show in their favor (2016 election etc)
Jan 23 1:12am @4.1.2 No mulligan needed for Repubs. Based on the Dums candidates in 2020, they need a mulligan right now.
Jan 23 1:09am @3.3 The truth is out and the Dems refuse to accept it.
Jan 23 1:08am @2.1.10 Sure you don't and yet you keep referencing them. 
Jan 23 1:07am @2.1.9 Why tie up multiple stations with the same stuff? Their is other news the mainsteam is missing during the DC clown show.
Jan 23 1:05am @1.3.6 Executive Privilege is not obstructing Congress. Shiff and Nader continue to spew that is does and their minions are continuing to buy it hook, line and sinker.  4 more years is in the bag for...
The Troll Presidency Takes Another Pointlessly Cruel Action  ,  Trump has turned the U.S. government into a cult of grievance.

The Troll Presidency Takes Another Pointlessly Cruel Action , Trump has turned the U.S. government into a cult of grievance.


Via: JohnRussell  •  129 comments  •  one week ago
The Troll Presidency Takes Another Pointlessly Cruel Action Trump has turned the U.S. government into a cult of grievance. The Trump Administration decided to roll back the amount of fruits and vegetables given to school children. This is obviously terrible, so why do it? Well, because it was a Michelle Obama initiative, that’s why. Why do it now? It was Michelle...
Jan 20 10:42pm @1.3.12 Dead by 40? Proof please.
Senate weighs restricting reporters during Trump impeachment trial

Senate weighs restricting reporters during Trump impeachment trial


Via: Larry Hampton  •  13 comments  •  one week ago
Jan 17 4:06pm @3.2.5 That goes without saying but it doesn't change the fact that the investigations were done behind closed doors.
Jan 17 4:03pm @3.2.4 The dems are in control of the House and could have changed the rules to allow transparency but they did not. 
Jan 15 8:20pm @3.2 The House investigations were also done behind closed doors. 
Trump: The Man, The Myth, The Misogyny

Trump: The Man, The Myth, The Misogyny


By: Citizen Kane-473667  •  137 comments  •  one week ago
As a preface, I'm going to let everyone know right off the bat, you are more than welcome to disagree! Trump: The Man! Okay, what can I really say here that we haven't all heard before. Depending on which way and how hard you lean on the Political Spectrum, he is anything from a narcissistic asshole, to the best thing since sliced bread.  Personally, I think he is both, You...
Jan 15 8:06pm @3.2 Some think we became less than great under the 3 previous presidents.
Jan 15 8:03pm @2.2.22 What do you consider a landslide victory?
Jan 15 8:02pm @2.2.21 My comment was about the presidential election which is determined by electoral votes and is correct, it was a landslide of 306 vs 232. Your deflection to popular votes, southern border wall,...
Jan 15 7:58pm @2.2.20 I said nothing about previous elections yet you bring that up for some reason. Trump received 306 to 232 by Hillary. That is a landslide.
Jan 15 2:51am @2.2 Quite the sad commentary on how low the left set the bar by nominating Hillary to run for POTUS against Trump Did she lose the electoral college by a landslide because she was a woman, a Clinton,...
The UK is abandoning its alliance with Trump as the United States 'withdraws from its leadership around the world'

The UK is abandoning its alliance with Trump as the United States 'withdraws from its leadership around the world'


Via: Krishna  •  35 comments  •  one week ago
President Donald Trump.  Getty The UK is threatening to tear up its defense alliance with the US after President Donald Trump's Iran crisis triggered a rupture between the two countries. UK Defense Secretary Ben Wallace told The Sunday Times that the UK was looking to forge stronger alliances with other international partners that shared its priorities. He said the US...
Jan 15 2:39am @8.1.1 Brexit will force the Brits to become more self reliant on itself. 
Jan 15 2:36am @3.1 Name calling has no value.
Jan 15 2:36am @2.1.5 It is unrealistic to think that one country can control all of a single resource.
Jan 14 1:47am @5.1.7 We certainly agree on this. I also think we do not need to continue to be global leader. 
Jan 14 12:37am @5.1.4 "..." But Kusner is doing such a fantastic job of bringing peace to the Middle East.../s No better or worse than previous administrations have done. "..." Israel will not be pleased....
Jan 14 12:31am @2.1.1 Absolutely correct Wally. We have been the global leader for far too long. I have questioned for years why other countries continue to ride on the coat tails of the US instead of stepping up and...
Justice Department Effectively Ends Clinton Investigation After Finding Nothing: Report

Justice Department Effectively Ends Clinton Investigation After Finding Nothing: Report


Via: Tessylo  •  128 comments  •  one week ago
Politics Justice Department Effectively Ends Clinton Investigation After Finding Nothing: Report Sanjana Karanth January 9, 2020, 11:26 PM EST Justice Department Effectively Ends Clinton Investigation After Finding Nothing: Report A  Department of Justice  inquiry into  Hillary Clinton  that began after...
Jan 14 12:23am @6.2.10 Proof please.
Jan 14 12:22am @6.2.9 The vast majority of policies have not been changed or eliminated. It takes years and sometimes decades for the result of change to show the long term impact. Knee jerk reactions do not change...
Jan 13 2:18am @6.2.3 Hillary was defeated soundly by Trump by a large electoral margin.  Americas did not want a career politician as POTUS and voted accordingly. We will see in November if the voters want to...
Jan 13 2:11am @6.1.2 The voters selected Trump in part due to Hillary's lies and deceit among other reasons. Harping on Trump for over 3 years is definitely TDS at its worst.
Jan 12 6:42pm @2.1.11 She and Pelosi have facial similarities and that is very scary.
Jan 12 6:40pm @1.1.3 Just like the Dems who are still bitter about Trump being elected POTUS and have been trying to get him out of office for years with no proof.
Republicans accuse majority of Americans of hating America

Republicans accuse majority of Americans of hating America


Via: JohnRussell  •  14 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Perhaps it’s no surprise that the possibility of yet another war in the Middle East has brought out the worst in so many conservative supporters of President Trump. But even if that prospect seems to have been put off for now, it’s likely that the ugly impulses that have surfaced will emerge again and again as we approach the elections in November. First, let’s take a little tour around...
Jan 10 10:15pm @1.3 The result of Dems believing polls in 2016 that were proven inaccurate caused 3 + years of Chicken Little and TDS. The result of Dems believing in polls in 2020 that will be proven inaccurate will...
Trudeau to US: don't sign China trade deal unless Canadians freed

Trudeau to US: don't sign China trade deal unless Canadians freed


Via: Buzz of the Orient  •  12 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Jan 10 2:24am @2.2.2 Is Trudeau really expecting the US to take care of Canada's people instead of doing so himself?
Democratic impeachment case collapses under weight of time

Democratic impeachment case collapses under weight of time


Via: Vic Eldred  •  199 comments  •  2 weeks ago  •  LOCKED
As the House and Senate continue their bitter struggle over the coming impeachment trial of  President Trump , a judge in the District of Columbia issued an opinion that was largely lost in the crush of New Years stories. The opinion could loom large in the Senate trial, however, and one line in particular, which states “the House clearly has no intention of pursuing” the witness , may...
Jan 09 3:18pm @6.4 She looks like she is  still trying to appear sober from her last drinking bout. 
Jan 09 3:10pm @4.1.47 Trump soundly defeated an even worse option in 2016. By the looks of the Dem candidates the 2020 election will be Trumps by an even greater majority 
Jan 09 3:04pm @2.2.25 If there are actually any new facts, that only roves the House was incompetent for over 3 years of investigations.  Do you really like incompetents?
Pelosi’s strategy pays off: Now bring in Bolton

Pelosi’s strategy pays off: Now bring in Bolton


Via: JohnRussell  •  135 comments  •  3 weeks ago  •  LOCKED
Former national security adviser John Bolton said Monday that he is “prepared to testify” if called as a witness by the Senate.Bolton’s attorney previously said he would be guided by the courts on whether to testify in the impeachment proceedings. But Bolton said in a statement Monday that “a final judicial resolution” appears unlikely before a Senate trial.“Accordingly, since my testimony is...
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Jan 08 1:36am @4.1.15 Actually, the House is in court right now trying to enforce the McGahn subpoena which was issued in April of 2019. Do try to keep up.  Proving that the House did NOT complete their due diligence...
Jan 08 1:28am @3.3.2 Politicians of all stripes are only to eager to run off their mouths...and treat us to their wise opinions. But its another thing entirely when they have to do it under oath. Clinton had no...
Jan 08 1:22am @3.2.33 Might as well just give up now, JR. That will never happen based on hatred for Trump.
Why Obama, Bush, and Bibi All Passed on Killing Soleimani

Why Obama, Bush, and Bibi All Passed on Killing Soleimani


Via: Krishna  •  27 comments  •  3 weeks ago
Until the Trump administration   blew him away in Baghdad   in the pre-dawn dark of Friday morning, Qassem Soleimani had made the very fact of his survival part of his considerable mystique. The powerful Iranian general commanded forces that had become the scourge of Iran’s adversaries abroad, especially the United States and Israel. Yet he came and went to the war fronts of the...
Jan 08 1:18am @4.1.12 All three of the others were more concerned with reelection than taking action.
Jan 08 1:12am @4.1.11 Will the other 3 offer up their reasons? Absolutey not. 
U.S. Journalists Mourn Death of Iranian Terrorist

U.S. Journalists Mourn Death of Iranian Terrorist


Via: Vic Eldred  •  68 comments  •  3 weeks ago  •  LOCKED
The U.S. media's peculiar (albeit predictable) response to President Donald Trump's successful assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani continued on Monday during their coverage of the terrorist's funeral in Tehran. NPR had reporters on the ground  covering  the "historic day" and  attempting to dispel  claims that the grief on display in the streets of the Iranian capital was...
Jan 07 4:35pm @8.2.16 As should the Dem candidates for President
Jan 07 4:34pm @8.2.15 30% supporters? How did that work out for you in 2016.  Expressing constant bitterness always helps those you are bitter with.
Jan 07 4:32pm @8.2.14 As all the Dem presidential candidates can do right now. 
Jan 07 4:30pm @5.1.4 Having served there in 1968 25th Infantry Division you are spot on. 
Jan 07 4:29pm @5.2 A truly sad picture of the Dem leader. Hopefully they will make a better selection after she is gone from office after the impeachment trial is over and Trump is still POTUS. If they keep her...
Jan 07 4:25pm @3.2.13 "..." "..."
Iran cancels Soleimani ceremony in Tehran after massive turnout in second city

Iran cancels Soleimani ceremony in Tehran after massive turnout in second city


Via: Krishna  •  33 comments  •  3 weeks ago
Coffins of Gen. Qassem Soleimani and others who were killed in Iraq by a US drone strike are carried on a truck surrounded by mourners during a funeral procession in the city of Mashhad, Iran, January 5, 2020. (Mohammad Hossein Thaghi/Tasnim News Agency via AP) Iran on Sunday canceled a Tehran ceremony to honor slain general Qassem Soleimani due to an overwhelming turnout by...
Jan 07 2:15am @2.1.11 The answer to your question should be interesting if any is provided.
Jan 07 2:14am @2.1.10 The real Chicken Hawk was following on Obama's coattails thus she lost in 2016 by the election results of the USA voters.
Jan 07 2:10am @1.5 Because none of the prior POTUS had the balls to eliminate a guy who did what he did. There will be consequences as their are with every action. Trying to predict what they will be is ridiculous 
Qassem Soleimani: He will kill no more

Qassem Soleimani: He will kill no more


Via: 1stwarrior  •  39 comments  •  3 weeks ago  •  LOCKED
In the end, he died as he had lived; amid violence and bloodshed, this time brought about by a hand other than his own. Let no one be in any doubt that the death of Qassem Soleimani, targeted by a US airstrike on Baghdad airport in the early hours of Friday, is as significant in its own way as those of Osama bin Laden, the head of Al-Qaeda, and Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, the leader of Daesh....
Jan 07 2:05am @4.1.14 Pelosi is trying to demand the Senate run the trial according to her criteria. She is truly mad thinking she controls how the Senate does its business.  
Iraq Tells Trump GTFO After Soleimani Strike

Iraq Tells Trump GTFO After Soleimani Strike


Via: Krishna  •  85 comments  •  3 weeks ago
Photo: Getty Images On Sunday, just days after the U.S. strike that killed the powerful Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani, the Trump administration got its first real taste of international pushback. The Iraqi parliament voted to oust American troops from the country and Tehran announced that it would pull completely out of its obligations under the 2015 nuclear deal....
Jan 06 4:08pm @3.3.14 Assumptions, most likely comments, too many big macs?  WOW - really
Jan 06 4:00pm @3.2.4 Demonstrations in the ME against America have been going on for decades. This is not news so get off your Hate Trump rhetoric
Jan 06 3:58pm @3.1.2 On this we disagree. Tome to get out of the entire ME and let happen there what happens there. This was a conflict just like Vietnam, designed to line the pockets of politicians and those...
Bloomberg blasts Sanders' 'outrageous' claim that Soleimani strike was an 'assassination'

Bloomberg blasts Sanders' 'outrageous' claim that Soleimani strike was an 'assassination'


Via: KDMichigan  •  166 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg balked at fellow 2020 candidate and Sen. Bernie Sanders' suggestion that President Trump carried out an "assassination" when he ordered a lethal strike on Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani. When asked about the descriptor, Bloomberg said: "If he was talking about killing the general ... this is a guy who had an awful amount of American blood on his...
Jan 06 1:57pm @6.2 This thing was ............................................................................................ Absolutely and we can thank politicians from both parties for enabling/allowing it to...
Jan 06 1:47pm @4.1.45 Bystanders do not act or speak, they observe. 
Jan 06 1:46pm @4.1.44 Changing the rules to meet your interpretation of comments? 
Jan 06 1:44pm @4.1.43 We were never technically at war with Vietnam either.
Jan 06 1:37pm @4.1.42 Very obvious that some think the terrorist should not have been a target. Perhaps they want to medal him for the killings he was responsible for instead.
Jan 05 2:54am @3.1.6 There are elections every 4 years and the party not in power spends 4 years trying to regain the WH.  The Repubs openly said so after Obama's first election and failed to sway the voters. The...
Iran faces dilemma in avenging general's death: To strike back without starting a war

Iran faces dilemma in avenging general's death: To strike back without starting a war


Via: Krishna  •  47 comments  •  3 weeks ago
A boy in Tehran carries a portrait of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani, who was killed in a U.S. airstrike in Iraq early on Friday. (Photo: Vahid Salemi/AP) WASHINGTON — Iran’s supreme leader, Ali Khamenei, vowed to exact “severe revenge” for the Thursday night U.S. airstrike that killed the country’s most famous general, but the Iranian regime will have to walk a...
Jan 05 2:41am @2.4 Although Trump might not care, as he would be safe and protected while he sends American kids off to die. Sounds like what Americans said about LBJ when he was POTUS.
Wake up, Republicans. Your party stands for all the wrong things now.

Wake up, Republicans. Your party stands for all the wrong things now.


Via: JohnRussell  •  89 comments  •  4 weeks ago  •  LOCKED
He bet that Republican voters didn’t really care about free trade or mutual security, or about the environment or Europe, much less deficits. He rebranded kindness and compassion as “PC” and elevated division and bigotry as the admirable goals of just being politically incorrect. Trump didn’t make Americans more racist; he just normalized the resentments that were simmering in many...
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Jan 02 1:50am @1.2.30 For a couple of years I thought you were not partisan, now your comments completely support Dems and show no longer bipartisan. Your comments on this article are proof of that.  When the top of...
Trump, Obama tie for Americans' most-admired man

Trump, Obama tie for Americans' most-admired man


Via: Just Jim NC TttH  •  55 comments  •  3 weeks ago
Out of all the people in the world that could have been picked..................glorious.
Jan 01 2:52pm @3.2.3 Bitterness doesn't change anything
Jan 01 2:50pm @2.3.6 Apparently thank you is not is some folks vocabulary.
Jan 01 2:49pm @2.3.5 Try living in the present and not the failure distant past.
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