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Just have to get this off my chest before I go to bed:

Franken's question to Sessions was not whether he or anyone on the Trump team had contact with the Russians but rather, What would Sessions do if found out they did have contact? Session's reply was not on the question, which is typical of a politician's reply, but in this case just raised a million more questions about why he would reply that he never communicated with the Russians, when indeed we have learned he did.

You can imagine a conversation between a parent and his teenager: "So son, what would you do if you found out your friends brought along some dope to the party last night?" "Gee dad, I don't know of anyone with any dope. I don't have any dope that's for sure!"

Sessions distracted by Transsexuals, Muslims continue to pour into US?

Or has someone heard of a new EO to stop the Refugees?

I thought AG was going to come up with a EO that would get through the courts on Tuesday!

Immigration Experts: A lesson on Marrage and Adoption Please?

With Trump in charge, I'm seeing little hope for Children (Some now grown) who were brought to the US and although they are essentially now Americans, they can now be legally "deported". These are people who fall under Obama's DACA rules.

What are the rules concerning those who marry US citizens? Can they automatically receive legal residence in the US?

What are the rules concerning those who are adopted by US citizens? What is their status concerning residence and/or citizenship.
What would be the legal procedure involved in adopting a DACA child/adult? Are the rules the same every state or are some states more lenient than others?

Thanks for your input on this.

I'm wondering about real action that could be taken to avoid a catastrophe here in the USA.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deferred_Action_for_Childhood_Arrivals

Massachusetts: Large herd of Robins just landed in the yard.

About 50 of them.

I'm suddenly extremely optimistic.

Fuck Trump and everything he stands for.

After the introduction to Stephen Miller last weekend....

I'm guessing we will finally get to hear from Steve Bannon directly very soon.

Should be good for a few laughs on the late night shows.

I can't sleep until I understand the voter fraud talk...so to the internets it is.

Here's the report from Kansas:

Despite his claims that there are “aliens” illegally voting in Kansas and elsewhere, the six cases that Kobach has prosecuted so far have all targeted older white Republican men who say they mistakenly voted in two places, blaming the confusion on moving, a retirement or caring for elderly parents.

http://kmuw.org/post/kobach-files-ninth-case-alleged-voter-fraud

Notice the 2012 dates for the crook on the loose who voted in Kansas and Texas!

Video of Fox News interview where he reports that he is bringing 150 federal cases in Kansas. "Can you imagine what's going on in Texas or California? There must be hundreds of thousands of them!"

video.foxnews.com/v/5321510281001/

President Small Hands needs to show his strength with a handshake.

First with Gorsuch then with Abe.





Has to tell Abe he has strong hands....in case Abe missed that.

This must be the report Steve Miller referred to about non-citizens registering to vote.

I questioned the 14% of illegal immigrants figure and have several problems with the report. Maybe another statistician/economist will have some comments.???

Wonder who sponsored this research which is actually just an analysis of data compiled by others.


http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0261379414000973


I live in Massachusetts and there are illegal immigrants coming and going, but I'd be surprised to see any listed on the voter registration roles, much less meet up with any showing up on election day to vote.

My question for Sean Spicer and Donald Trump. Add yours.

Today there was another terror attack in the country of Afghanistan which wasn't included in the travel ban placed by your administration last week. Why wasn't the country which harbored the terrorists who bombed the World Trade Center included in the ban?

Should a terrorist attack the US, Trump reaction could spell the end of USA as we know it.

http://www.newyorker.com/news/ryan-lizza/how-president-trump-could-seize-more-power-after-a-terrorist-attack

This New Yorker Magazine article spells out some scenarios that turn my stomach.

“I do believe the world faces a serious and growing terrorist threat,” Evan McMullin, the former C.I.A. officer and Republican who ran for President as an independent candidate against Trump, said. “But Trump, either by ignorance or malice, is distorting the nature of that threat by targeting very well-vetted immigrants, including legal permanent residents and refugees. He simply does not have a strong national-security case to make against these people, which is why it is reasonable to wonder if he has some ulterior motive for taking such extreme steps against them.”

Yesterday, Trump’s campaign to highlight this threat took a bizarre turn when he accused the media of burying coverage of terror attacks. “It’s gotten to a point where it’s not even being reported,” he said in remarks to troops at MacDill Air Force Base, in Tampa. “In many cases, the very, very dishonest press doesn’t want to report it. They have their reasons.” The White House later released a list of attacks since 2014 that it insisted had not received enough attention.


Matt Olsen, the former head of the National Counterterrorism Center, told me that he didn’t agree with Goldsmith’s suggestion that Trump actually wants the executive order overturned, but he said that he thought Trump was laying the groundwork for arguments he might make after an attack. “This is a win-win for Trump,” Olsen said. “We can assume there will be another terrorist attack in the U.S. If the executive order is in place, he will point to the attack as support for the executive order and the need to expand it to other countries with bad dudes (Muslims). If the executive order has been struck down, Trump will blame judges and Democrats for the attack.”

Olsen was also concerned that Trump might undo many of the changes that Barack Obama put in place to rein in the excesses of the Bush era. “As for other options in a post-attack scenario, just look back to 9/11,” he said. “C.I.A. black sites, enhanced interrogations, Gitmo, and warrantless surveillance will all be on the table. In addition, regardless of nationality, there will be changes to immigration and refugee policies.” He added that he could also imagine an effort to loosen restrictions on surveillance inside the United States.


Many more experts quoted by author, Ryan Lizza.

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