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America Does Not Need Another Tape to Know Who Trump Is – by Adam Serwer | The Atlantic

America Does Not Need Another Tape to Know Who Trump Is

A recent memoir from a former White House aide, Omarosa Manigault-Newman, has reignited interest in the possibility of a recording in which the president employs a racial slur for black people.

Adam Serwer | The Atlantic

In 1993, The New York Times published an article headlined “Rap’s Embrace of ‘Nigger’ Fires Bitter Debate”. It’s not a word likely to find its way into headlines today.

Sometime in the past 25 years, using that word became the only proof of racism that much of the country is willing to accept. Today, the dividing line is hard to find, but one pivotal moment came during the O. J. Simpson trial, as Simpson’s defense team fought to get a tape of Los Angeles Police Detective Mark Fuhrman using the word admitted as evidence. Fuhrman had previously denied using the word in the past decade; the defense tracked down a recording of Fuhrman using it in conversation with a scriptwriter who was working on a film about the LAPD.       Continue reading

US Politics: Keep a wary eye on the push for a constitutional convention – By Mohamed Hamaludin

Keep a wary eye on the push for a constitutional convention

By MOHAMED HAMALUDIN

At their annual meeting last weekend,  the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), an organization that brings together Republican lawmakers and corporate lobbyists for common causes, discussed plans to hold a constitutional convention, which would be the first since 1787. Article V of the U.S. Constitution provides for such a gathering once two-thirds of the states agree; proposed amendments must be ratified by three-fourths of the states.

Today, that means that 34 states must agree to hold the convention. The Guardian’s James Lartey reported  that 28 already do so.  Tom Coburn, a former U.S. senator from Oklahoma who retired from the Senate in 2015 and is now a senior adviser to a group called Convention of States, predicted that it is “three or four years away” and 2.5 million volunteers are on stand-by.           Continue reading

Trump calls Omarosa ‘a lowlife’ after memoir claims racial slurs

Trump calls Omarosa ‘a lowlife’ after memoir claims racial slurs

Former White House aide’s tell-all, which claims Trump used the ‘N-word’, prompts backlash from president

The president made his first public comments on the book at a photo-op with the group Bikers for Trump.
 The president made his first public comments on the book at a photo-op with the group Bikers for Trump. Photograph: Carolyn Kaster/AP

Donald Trump has called Omarosa Manigault Newman “a lowlife” in his first public response to the former White House aide’s tell-all book.

In excerpts from the book entitled Unhinged, which were first reported by the Guardian, Manigault Newman claimed the president had used the “N-word” repeatedly, and also used racial slurs to refer to George Conway, the half-Filipino husband of the top White House aide Kellyanne Conway.

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US Politics: Michael Avenatti says Democrats Must ‘Fight Fire with Fire’ – Eyes Presidential Run

Michael Avenatti says Democrats Must ‘Fight Fire with Fire’ as He Eyes Presidential Run 

  ……..   Lawyer who rose to fame with the Stormy Daniels

Ben Jacobs in Clear Lake, Iowa | The Guardian UK

Michael Avenatti could become the second person to go from cable news fixture to president.

Speaking to a crowd of activists at the Iowa Democratic Wing Ding event, Avenatti left the room electrified. The lawyer, who is exploring a potential presidential bid, turned what has been a sleepy presidential pre-season – UPSIDE DOWN.

The lawyer for Stormy Daniels has become a national sensation with his ever-constant appearances on cable news advocating for his client and attacking Donald Trump. But while activists like Avenatti on television, they loved his live show, Friday. They clapped, they cheered and flocked to him for selfies afterwards in a mob scene.    Continue reading

US Politics: Strange times: Fox News Tucker Carlson questions wars and Russiagate – videos

Strange times: Fox News Tucker Carlson questions wars and Russiagate

– while “the left” media create hysteria.

While the Deep State/Democrat subservient media assets do their  best to damn Trump 24/7 while pushing the Russiagate hoax and ever more wars, outfits like the normally contemptible Fox News sprout voices of reason like Tucker Carlson, who puts to shame the supposedly left media represented by CNN, MSNBC and other hypocrites.

Not that the rest of Fox News is not part of the disgusting establishment chorus, it is, but there’s no one on “the left” speaking against the wars with such a decisive tone as Carlson.  The corollary of all this is that Carlson, for his antiwar stance and duly exercised skepticism is now being called a “cheerleader for Russia” by the “left” pack of disinformers.

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The Decline of Honesty – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

The Decline of Honesty – Covering Up One Lie With Another

– By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Lies are commonplace. But we don’t admit to telling tell them.
We use euphemisms instead. We misspeak, stretch the facts, become economical with it, present nuanced truth, or in the case of Donald Trump, we offer alternative facts.

In the latest Trump-Cohen tape the truth is twisted and the spinning machines of the alt-right, left, center, and a myriad of others, have their own interpretations. There are times when you don’t know
what or who to believe.

Download article: The Decline of Honesty – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey defends failure to ban Alex Jones

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey defends failure to ban Alex Jones

Jack Dorsey refuses to follow Apple, Facebook and YouTube in banning Jones, saying he will be guided by principles rather than pressure

Twitter founder Jack Dorsey

Twitter founder Jack Dorsey

Twitter founder Jack Dorsey has defended his company’s decision to continue publishing the controversial tweets of the American conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, saying Jones’s content “hasn’t violated our rules”.

Facebook, Apple, YouTube and Spotify have all banned Jones’ from their platforms, saying he promoted hate speech and violence, but Twitter had allowed Jones to continue posting on the platform. Dorsey said the company was committed to promoting “a healthy conversational environment” – which included Jones.

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“No Preconditions”: Trump Will Meet Iran’s Rouhani “Anytime They Want”

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President Trump said on Monday that he is willing to meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani with “no preconditions,” exactly one week after he blasted out a fiery all-caps threat to the regime over Twitter. 

I would certainly meet with Iran if they wanted to meet. I don’t know if they’re ready yet,” Trump said, responding to a reporter’s question during a White House press conference alongside Italy’s new Prime Minister Guiseppe Conte. 

Watch for the MSM to follow the North Korea playbook on this one – blasting Trump for failing to follow “protocol” as he carves a new path through international…

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The Question at Large – Who is in Charge? – By Yvonne Sam

The Question at Large – Who is in Charge?

By Yvonne Sam

Is Trump’s White House— really the Right House?

A total of eleven Conservatives in the U.S. House filed a motion to impeach Rod Rosenstein the Deputy Attorney General. Some have criticized this gesture deeming it an outrage. https://www.npr.org/2018/07/25/632489887/house-conservatives-file-impeachment-articles-against-rod-rosenstein. While the latter may hold some fragment of truth let us not overlook how profoundly weird the entire situation is. While the attempted impeachment of an executive branch official is atypical, there is constitutional provision and exemplar for it.      Continue reading

High Crimes and Misdemeanors – Not by Trump but Obama and Democrats

via High Crimes and Misdemeanors – Not by Trump but Obama and Democrats

Increasing evidence emerges that confirms what ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern suggests was a classic off-the-shelf intelligence operation initiated during the last year of Obama’s presidency against the Trump campaign by employees of, and others associated with, the CIA, FBI, and the NS. Yet the public is being counseled to ignore possible proof of state misconduct.

The historic and unprecedented timing of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s indictment of twelve Russia military intelligence officers on the eve of Trump’s meeting with Putin, was clearly meant to undercut Trump’s authority. This still did not pique the journalistic curiosity of an ostensibly independent press to at least pretend to question the possible motivation for these indictments at such a specific moment.  Continue reading

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