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22 minutes ago, chocolat steve said:

Old news. he also created the crime bill in 1994. Again, I'm no big fan of Biden but at least he can claim to have changed since 1994 and prior. Trump can't say that.

Yes, Biden has changed....he has gotten WORSE

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Fox News..man..i mean there has been sexual abuse environments in a variety of places, offices of members of both parties, in the media, but this place is harrassment/rape central.

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Investigate, prosecute, incarcerate but go after all of them!!! If you got $$$ anyone can file a lawsuit. Just because a lawsuit is filed does not mean it has any validity so don't get fooled!!!

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The fuckery is expected, its the ambivalence by his supporters that tells me the country has no hope. The basic run of the mill political curruption is expected. Biden's son got his job because of who he is. If there was a crime broken fine, do whatever. But this is sheer hypocrisy.

In the prior article, Fox News has a long history of sexual abuse. Very long. The 'just because a lawsuit is filed' excuse rings hollow. The head of Fox himself was trying to force sexual favors as well as pundits. Its documented, factual.

https://www.yahoo.com/sports/president-donald-trump-tried-pressure-british-government-hold-british-open-championship-turnberry-resort-scotland-002826340.html

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'Dr Birx is right outside!' Donald Trump defends appearing at coronavirus briefing comeback WITHOUT the nation's top experts as Dr. Fauci says he wasn't invited

President Trump defended his decision to hold his first coronavirus briefing in months without the nation's top experts

'Well, Dr. Birx is right outside,' Trump said when asked about the whereabouts of Dr. Deborah Birx and Dr. Anthony Fauci

Fauci had appeared on CNN earlier Tuesday afternoon and said he didn't get an invite to appear at the first of Trump's rebooted coronavirus briefings

Vice President Mike Pence and Surgeon GeneralJerome Adams also couldn't say whether Fauci would attend

Trump was recently critical of Fauci, suggesting the top infectious disease doctor was an 'alarmist'

'I was pretty far away!' Donald Trump claims he DIDN'T have to wear a mask at fundraiser hours after urging 'patriotic' cover-up as he whips out unused mask bearing the presidential seal and says six-foot distancing is NOT ENOUGH

Donald Trump says he is surging 'hundreds' of feds to Chicago to tackle 'violent crime' including Homeland Security officers city's mayor Lori Lightfoot has slammed - and threatens surge in more cities

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Trump declares war on America

Damon Linker

Is Trump a tyrant? Or does he justplay one on Twitter?

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穢 Illustrated | Getty Images, iStock, AP ImagesPresident Trump, Bill Barr, Mike Pence, and Mark Meadows.

The debate over these questions goes back to the earliest days of the Trump administration. Though I've gone back and forth during the past three and a half years, I've usually sided with the skeptics. Trump talks (and tweets) like an autocrat. He clearly would love to control the country like a dictator. He may well be preparing a sizable segment of the population foran authoritarian future. But Trump himself is, if anything, an unusuallyweakpresident, with very few accomplishments, most of them enacted with executive orders that quite often get ignored by executive branch departments and agencies or shot down by the courts, and all of which will be vulnerable to reversal by Trump's successor.

Yet the case has always been a complicated one, for one thing because thewords a president uses matter a great deal. But beyond that, it's complicated because, despite Trump's feebleness and ineptitude, he practices a style of politics that actively short-circuits liberal democratic norms, pushing presidential powers beyond normal boundaries in order to provoke a reaction on the part of his ideological opponents that will, in turn, advance his own political prospects and justify further unprecedented authoritarian acts. Call it a slow ratchet in the direction of dictatorship.

The most blatant example of the Trump presidency is happening right now with the Department of Homeland Security deploying on the streets of American cities (Portland in recent days,perhaps Chicagoand elsewhere by next weekend) whatThe New York Timescalls"officials from a group known as BORTAC, the Border Patrol's equivalent of a SWAT team, a highly trained group that normally is tasked with investigating drug smuggling organizations." These federal agents driving unmarked vans, wearing battle fatigues without badges, lacking training in crowd control, sometimesresponding to protesters with violence sweep up people on the street and lock them in vehicles without arrest or explanation.

It would be one thing if local elected officials had asked for federal help in restoring order. But they haven't. In fact, they'vesaid the opposite that actions that look an awful lot like the imposition of martial law are making the disorder worse, as more protesters show up to demonstrate against police-state tactics by the feds. But this isn't something that concerns either thepresidentor Chad Wolf, the acting secretary of homeland security, both of whom have declared their intent to continue deploying a quasi-military force against American citizens on the streets of American cities. As Wolfsaid on Fox News on Monday, "I don't need invitations by the state, state mayors, or state governors to do our job. We're going to do that, whether they like us there or not."

Those words spoken by an unelected official who, likeso many members of the Trump administration, has been appointed by the president in an "acting" capacity in order to circumvent the process of Senate confirmation should send chills down the spines of every American. But they should also be seen as cover for the true intent of the policy.

One possibility is that the Trump campaign has decided that the president's base will be thrilled by the sight of federal officers dressed in combat fatigues messing with dirty hippies in deep-blue cities like Portland (now a "right-wing boogeyman") and Chicago. But there's another possibility as well that Trump and his advisers think that provoking protesters to more radical acts of disorder will make the left look more dangerous and thereby enhance the president's re-election prospects.

Which would mean that recent actions by federal agents are intended to provoke the very unrest they've supposedly been deployed to quash.

Trump's problem is that in order to look tough and seem justified in deploying armed agents of the state, he needs a threatening antagonist. He needs the protests to appear out of control. He needs them to be highly disruptive, chaotic, and violent. Yet most of the protests, especially after the riots that faded in late May, have been peaceful. That's why Trump's boldest attempt so far to portray himself as a paragon of law and order the use of force against peaceful protesters in Lafayette Park outside the White House on June 1 so that the president could stage a photo op and deliver a combative speech on national television failed so miserably. (Trumps ongoing polling collapse picked up speed and intensity with that ham-handed stunt.)

Trump's solution to this problem is to provoke the protesters by harassing them lawlessly. It's the real-world equivalent of online trolling an act intended to bring out the worst in one's opponent in order to get him to act out in a self-defeating way.

The act of deploying military forces trained to combat drug smugglers against citizens exercising their constitutionally protected right to protest would be tyrannical enough. But what makes Trump's actions especially toxic is their intentionally escalatory aim his effort to drive his opponents to deeds that will necessitate even more drastic measures in response.

Politicians have always known that it's possible to bait the opposition, causing it to overreact and make an unforced error. But such jujitsu is usually a staple of the campaign trail, not something that fundamentally shapes public policy. FDR didn't seek to enact the New Deal to get Republicans to go to the mat for big business during the Great Depression. Ronald Reagan didn't favor cutting upper-income-tax rates so that Democrats would come out in favor of sticking it to entrepreneurs. George W. Bush didn't invade Iraq to get the left to defend the legitimacy of Saddam Hussein's dictatorship. Barack Obama didn't work to pass the Affordable Care Act to make the GOP look like heartless plutocrats.

But Donald Trumpissending federal agents into American cities in order to spark a conflagration with protesters in the hope that the resulting brutal crackdown will make him look like a hero, enable him to win re-election, and allow him to grab even more power in a second term.

It's up to the rest of us to ensure the Trump's bid to spark a crisis that turns him into real-life tyrant ends in failure like everything else about his appalling presidency.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/opinion/trump-declares-war-on-america/ar-BB172KJE

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Coss, it would appear this whole Trump era and all that entails is nearing an end. It seems he will likely lose in November and lose spectacularly to a man he abused the powers of his office to go after. A man who isn't even a great candidate. Furthermore the mood of the country has shifted. Colin Kaepernick who knelt at NFL games (an act he was advised that was not dishonoring the flag by a white military vet btw) has went from villain to hero. And the same NFL that had illegally black balled him is now going to be 'bending the knee'. The protests have energized millions of young people across America and many of them will be voting purely to oust Trump.

People aren't even debating Trump supporters much any longer. They see it as time wasting. My guess the present supporters will be like Bush supporters. They will be quiet about the fact they ever supported him. You hear people who still proudly say they voted for Obama or Hillary but you never hear the same about Bush supporters.

The last 4 years has exposed the dark side of the Republican party. Not that the Democrats are angels but the Republicans have been seen as a party that can't be trusted.

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Chicago, a demonrat city for many decades and these are the results...but President Trump is bad? Hey world, wake the fark up!!!

In Chicago, 25 people were shot Monday after 12 people were killed over the weekend

A violent weekend in Chicago gave way to more carnage on Monday, with 25 people shot in just one day.

Among them, four men were killed, each in separate incidents, according to police incident reports. At least three of those four victims were killed in drive-by shootings.
The attacks follow a bloody weekend in the Windy City, when 63 people were shot. At least 12 people were killed.
Chicago has seen a 48% increase in homicides and a 46% increase in shootings this year compared to the same time period last year, according to data released by the Chicago Police Department on Monday.
The Trump administration is preparing to send federal agents to Chicago this week, two law enforcement officials told CNN...
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