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Wed Jan 25, 2017, 01:16 PM

11 stories from President Trumps first 100 hours that deserve more attention

THE BIG IDEA: Donald Trump is quadrupling down on his lie that millions of ballots were illegally cast in the November election. This morning he ensured that the mainstream media will spend another day focused on this issue by calling for an investigation:

That the president of the United States is challenging, with no credible evidence, the integrity of an election he won is extraordinarily reckless.

As Dan Balz explains this morning: “There is no benign explanation.… It is either a deliberate attempt to undermine faith in the democratic process, an exhortation to those who favor new restrictions on access to the ballot box or the worrisome trait of someone with immense power willing to make wild statements without any credible evidence. By repeating as president what he had said as a candidate, for whatever purpose, Trump is now striking at the foundation of a democratic society. This is yet another example of Trump being willing to cast doubt on information, individuals or institutions that he believes threaten his legitimacy, challenge his authority or question his actions.... This is not a debate about the size of the crowd at last week’s presidential inauguration. That is a piddling controversy compared to his claim that the election system overseen by the states is somehow riddled with fraud. Trump prefers his own reality, even if that damages the very system of government atop which he now sits.”

-- While Trump’s claims of voter fraud are certainly newsworthy, they are also a distraction from an aggressive effort by this new White House to quickly transform the government and dramatically change the direction of public policy in ways that will directly impact tens of millions of Americans.

As John Mitchell famously said when he became Richard Nixon’s attorney general, “Watch what we do, not what we say.”

That maxim is truer now more than ever.

We’ve all been drinking from a fire hose since noon last Friday. To help you not lose track, here are 11 moves by Team Trump that would lead the news in any ordinary time but have gotten relatively little public attention:

1. MOVING TO LIFT THE BAN ON CIA BLACK SITES

2. MUZZLING AGENCIES:

3. AN ASSAULT ON CLIMATE SCIENCE:

4. BLOCKING REGULATIONS, INCLUDING ONE TO PREVENT PLANE CRASHES:

5. KEEPING THE DOOR OPEN TO ENTITLEMENT CUTS:

7. RETAINING COMEY:

8. SESSIONS REFUSING TO RECUSE HIMSELF:

9. CURTAILING ABORTION:

10. RENEGING ON PROMISES OF TRANSPARENCY

11. TAKING THE OIL


https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/daily-202/2017/01/25/daily-202-11-stories-from-president-trump-s-first-100-hours-that-deserve-more-attention/588823b1e9b69b432bc7e08a/?utm_term=.4f33ef787cf4


This is a good recap of most of the major items we need to keep on top of since Friday.

I also encourage each of you to do your own research on at least one of these topics. Trying to follow everything taking place all at once can be overwhelming at times like this. Sometimes it's easier to take on one topic, master that topic and be a champion for that cause.

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Reply 11 stories from President Trumps first 100 hours that deserve more attention (Original post)
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Wed Jan 25, 2017, 01:21 PM

1. Excellent...and already outdated. They should keep a running list, updated daily. nt

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Wed Jan 25, 2017, 01:22 PM

2. Yep Comey and Sessions are the big ones

 

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Wed Jan 25, 2017, 01:25 PM

3. We do need a running list every Trump teams most important moves.

It's virtually impossible for the average person to keep up with everything taking place right now.

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Wed Jan 25, 2017, 02:10 PM

5. I think he's a dick

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