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Scoop: Jared Kushner tells donors ex-prisoners are joining the GOP

Source: axios



Jonathan Swan 33 mins ago



Jared Kushner told Republican donors that felons are coming out of jail and registering as Republicans, according to sources who attended a donor retreat in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, last week.

Behind the scenes: "I guess climate change is not their No. 1 issue," Kushner joked of the former prisoners, according to sources who attended the dinner where Kushner spoke. The audience of Republican donors burst out laughing at this comment, these sources said. ...............................................................

Through his remarks, Kushner was trying to solidify Republican support for prison reform, 1 of 4 sources who attended the dinner said. ..........................................................

Kushner said that if one of his predecessors had cared as much as he does about prison reform then "it would have changed my family." He was referring to his father, Charles Kushner, who went to jail in the mid-2000s after pleading guilty to tax evasion, illegal campaign donations and witness tampering.

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And Kushner said the president cares less about the politics of a China deal and more about "doing the right thing" with respect to pushing back against China in what has become a global problem, another source familiar with his remarks added.

Read more: https://www.axios.com/jared-kushner-republican-donors-prisoners-370ce6f2-9b05-4ff7-a4e7-88aee0c370bd.html



Maybe smiley face will slip on a big banana peeling!!




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Jared Kushner
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USA twitter 1·Trending #LGBTQts 18.5K Tweets 2·Trending #ObamaOutdidTrump.........



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and on and on and on........................

This mendacious, delusional tweet by itself makes the case for @realDonaldTrump 's mental unfitness.

As you can see--trump fans are cheering for Trumps delusions and made up story!



This mendacious, delusional tweet by itself makes the case for @realDonaldTrump
’s mental unfitness. But you many have noticed that there’s some other evidence out there.


https://twitter.com/gtconway3d/status/1165689622359396356?s=20



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Conversation
Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
The question I was asked most today by fellow World Leaders, who think the USA is doing so well and is stronger than ever before, happens to be, “Mr. President, why does the American media hate your Country so much? Why are they rooting for it to fail?”
12:30 PM · Aug 25, 2019·Twitter for iPhone




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Obama didn’t have to make up shit like this. #ObamaOutdidTrump
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Nope never
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We all love you!
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Jerry H., Esq.
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Congress should work together and remove YOU from office. Like if you agree
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President Trump's greatest achievement is exposing the media for the liars they are!
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The American economy (and their great President) is the ENVY OF THE

The fake news won't admit it but everybody knows it!

Harvard psychiatrist talks book 'The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump'



AM Joy
Harvard psychiatrist talks book ‘The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump’


https://www.msnbc.com/am-joy/watch/harvard-psychiatrist-talks-book-the-dangerous-case-of-donald-trump-67408965585
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Donald Trump appeared to reverse his stance on the trade war with China during the G7 Summit, possibly expressing some reservations after previously stating that he held none. Dr. Lance Dodes, contributor to the book ‘The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 37 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President,’ joins Joy Reid to discuss growing allegations that the president is suffering from psychiatric disorders.Aug. 25, 2019



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The Cherokee Nation wants a representative in Congress, taking the US government up on a promise it

Source: CNN




The Cherokee Nation wants a representative in Congress, taking the US government up on a promise it made nearly 200 years ago

Updated 2:40 AM ET, Sun August 25, 2019


(CNN)The Cherokee Nation announced Thursday that it intends to appoint a delegate to the US House of Representatives, asserting for the first time a right promised to the tribe in a nearly 200-year-old treaty with the federal government.


It was a historic step for the Oklahoma-based Cherokee Nation and its nearly 370,000 members, coming about a week after Chuck Hoskin Jr. was sworn in as principal chief of the tribe. The Cherokee Nation says it's the largest tribal nation in the US and one of three federally recognized Cherokee tribes.......................................

As a result of the 1835 Treaty of New Echota, the Cherokee were ultimately made to leave their homes in the Southeast for present-day Oklahoma in exchange for money and other compensation. Nearly 4,000 members of the tribe died of disease, starvation and exhaustion on the journey now known as the Trail of Tears............................

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What power would a delegate have?

The treaty doesn't specify whether or not the Cherokee Nation's delegate would be a voting member of the legislature. But Hoskin said the position might look something like the non-voting members that represent Washington, D.C., and five US territories.
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There are currently six non-voting members in the House. Washington D.C. and four permanently inhabited US territories -- American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands and the US Virgin Islands -- are represented by a delegate, who serves a two-year term. Puerto Rico is served by a resident commissioner, who is elected every four years.

Those representatives can't vote on the House floor, but they can vote in committees that they are on, introduce legislation and engage in debate. Hoskin said he hoped the Cherokee Nation's delegate would help advance the interests of the tribe and, more broadly, all Native Americans.......................................

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/25/politics/cherokee-nation-congressional-delegate-treaty/index.html



I say Welcome to Congress. Way past due.






The flags of Oklahoma, the United States and the Cherokee Nation fly behind a sculpture of Lady Liberty at the Cherokee Capitol Square in Tahlequah.



Deb Haaland redefines Congress: 'She'll help us see what Native Americans mean'

Poll Finds Voters Associate the Word Rapist With Trump Via Slate

Interesting.
BTW--I would have said Bigot or Racist.



Poll Finds Voters Associate the Word Rapist With Trump | Via Slate

https://twitter.com/SafetyPinDaily/status/1165447463882416128?s=20

You’ll Never Guess What Word Voters Most Often Associate With Trump and Women
OK, fine, it’s rapist.



https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/08/poll-trump-women-words-rapist.html


By Christina Cauterucci

Aug 23, 20195:57 PM



What’s the first word that comes to mind when you think of President Donald Trump and women? Pollsters from PerryUndem and Supermajority, a new women’s activism nonprofit, asked 1,912 likely 2020 voters to try this free-association exercise. And wouldn’t you know it—a plurality of respondents said rapist.

I’m no communications professional, but to me, these results seem to identify a serious messaging problem the president may have around issues of gender. You can’t really do worse than rapist when it comes to the public perception of your approach to women. Sure, 2.1 percent of respondents came up with abuser—but that’s more of an amorphous description of a person’s conduct than a specific, identifiable crime. (Is it emotional abuse? A groping thing?) And yeah, 2.9 percent said predator—but that’s a general state of being, not a real accusation. And OK, 5.1 percent went with misogynist—but what politician who’s called for the punishment of abortion-seeking women hasn’t been hit with that label? It’s small potatoes. When 6.3 percent of people in a demographically weighted survey blurt out rapist when they hear your name with the word women, though? Yeesh! No place to go from there but up!

Since the survey question was open-ended and elicited 627 unique answers, PerryUndem and Supermajority opted to illustrate the responses in a word cloud rather than a graph. The resulting graphic is pretty hilarious.
The word cloud with prominent words like rapist, predator, disrespectful, etc.
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Trump considering slashing Medicare and social security -- after $1.5 trillion tax cut for the rich






Trump considering slashing Medicare and social security — after $1.5 trillion tax cut for the rich


https://www.salon.com/2019/08/24/trump-considering-slashing-medicare-and-social-security-after-1-5-trillion-tax-cut-for-the-rich_partner/



The budget deficit is set to surpass $1 trillion in 2020 thanks in large part to Trump's tax cuts and trade war


August 24, 2019 12:29PM (UTC)


This article originally appeared at Common Dreams. It is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. Feel free to republish and share widely.

After exploding the federal budget deficit with over a trillion dollars in tax cuts for the rich and massive corporations, President Donald Trump is reportedly considering using his possible second term in the White House to slash Medicare and Social Security — the final part of a two-step plan progressives have been warning about since before the GOP tax bill passed Congress in 2017.

The New York Times reported this week that, with the budget deficit set to surpass $1 trillion in 2020 thanks in large part to Trump's tax cuts and trade war, Republicans and right-wing groups are pressuring the president to take a sledgehammer to Social Security and Medicare, widely popular programs Trump vowed not to touch during his 2016 campaign.

Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) told the Times that his party has discussed cutting Medicare and Social Security with Trump and said the president has expressed openness to the idea.

"We've brought it up with President Trump, who has talked about it being a second-term project," said Barrasso.................................

WATCH: Climate activists chant 'failure of leadership' at Tom Perez after DNC votes against climate





WATCH: Climate activists chant ‘failure of leadership’ at Tom Perez after DNC votes against climate debate



https://www.rawstory.com/2019/08/watch-climate-activists-chant-failure-of-leadership-at-tom-perez-after-dnc-votes-against-climate-debate/

Published 1 hour ago on August 24, 2019

By Bob Brigham


Activists walked out of the Democratic National Committee’s summer meeting in San Francisco after the organization voted against allowing a climate change debate during the 2020 primary.

DNC Chair Tom Perez imposed strict rules on the debates, which prevented a climate change debate from occurring. Climate activists had forced a vote, hoping to overrule the party boss.

“The Democratic Party needs the energy, motivation, and organizing capacity of young people to defeat Trump in 2020. But Tom Perez keeps shooting the party in the foot by rejecting that energy and turning it away,” the Sunrise Movement said in a statement.
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Trump had a plan to 'blow up' the G7 and give the 'middle finger' to our allies: report

Source: raw story





Published 11 hours ago on August 24, 2019




President Donald Trump’s plan was to bully our G7 allies on a range of issues by touting the strong U.S. economy. As The Washington Post’s Greg Sargent wrote Friday morning, “Trump will proclaim his ‘America First’ agenda a smashing success, and throw that in the faces of our European allies.”

That plan will have to be changed now that his trade war with China just exploded.

China imposed tariffs of $75 billion of U.S. goods on Friday. Trump launched a tweetstorm causing the DOW to drop more than 600 points (at several times during the day more than 700 points.)
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The president apparently found wiping out the value of millions of Americans’ 401(k)s amusing:.................................

Read more: https://www.rawstory.com/2019/08/trump-had-a-plan-to-blow-up-the-g7-and-give-the-middle-finger-to-our-allies-report/

Letterman once confronted Donald Trump over making his ties in China.--video...........




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