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Trump’s Threat to Democracy & Freedom of Speech

Trump suggests challenging TV network licenses over ‘fake news’

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump suggested challenging licenses for NBC and other broadcast news networks following reports by NBC News that his secretary of state had called him a “moron” after a discussion of the U.S. nuclear arsenal.

Here’s how Trump has threatened the media

 

Trump Wants To Change Libel Laws So People Can’t Criticize Him

 


Robert Reich explains Authoritarianism and Trump’s threat to Democracy

Video description: Robert Reich explains how Donald Trump’s authoritarian approach to rule is at odds with American democracy, and the fundamental ideals upon which this country was founded. Reich views Trump’s behavior as something which is a menace to traditional American freedoms and democracy, itself

 

Trump attacks on the press out of an authoritarian playbook

Trump continues to denounce the media as “fake news” – which, as Republican Sen. John McCain says, is how dictatorships start.

 

Trump’s Broken Promises

Trump broke 80 promises in 100 days

On Saturday, Donald Trump marks the 100th day of his presidency, and finds his approval ratings much lower than any of his modern predecessors. One reason for this could be perceptions about his accountability. To become president, Trump made a lot of promises to a lot of people -  663, in fact.

8 Campaign Promises Broken in 9 Days

 

At Trump Rallies, Trump said over and over that Mexico was going to pay for the Wall between the US and Mexico.  This was another lie and broken promise. If any wall is to be built, US Tax Payers will be stuck with the bill.

 

The President of Mexico tells Trump, Mexico isn’t going to pay for no F**ing Wall

 

Trump said over and over again that marijuana should be a states rights issue. He might want to tell that to his attorney general.

 

Trump failed to keep his campaign promises about Carried Interest Tax Loopholes

 

Trump’s Trans Military Ban Walks Back Promises To LGBTQ Community

 

Two years later, has Trump kept his campaign promises?

 

Why Trump Should Be Impeached

Donald Trump has taken money from foreign governments, obstructed justice at the FBI, and even brought us to the brink of nuclear war. We need to impeach this dangerous president.

 

Republicans Making False Accusations & Advocating Lawlessness

Republicans have been making false accusations against the FBI and Robert Mueller and are engaging in efforts to shut down investigations into Russian interference in our election and collusion.

Trump, the Russians & Fox News

As the Mueller investigation could be closing in, the White House is scrambling to discredit the messenger with a big assist from Fox News.

As the Mueller investigation could be closing in, the White House is scrambling to discredit the messenger with a big assist from Fox News which is claiming the REAL scandal involves the person they love to hate… Hillary Clinton.  This is outrageous propaganda .

 

Fox News’ Judge Jeanine Pirro says that in light of indictments being reached in the Trump-Russia investigation, it’s time to shut down the investigation and lock up Hillary Clinton.

It’s important to note that Judge Jeanine Pirro, is a longtime supporter and confidante of Trump so it’s clear she personally likes and supports him.

 

Fox News host Judge Jeanine Pirro has suggested the FBI and Department of Justice should undergo a “cleansing” that would see special counsel Robert Mueller and a number of other staffers “locked up.”

 

Republicans have a long history of being the most lawless as shown in the above graphic

 

Trump’s Unqualified Picks Exposed

Trump nominee for federal judge has never tried a case

Trump nominated Brett J. Talley, a 36 year old blogger who has practiced law for three years, has never tried a case and who thinks Hillary Clinton should be Jailed, for a lifetime appointment on the Federal Bench.

Every single one of these Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to approve the nomination of the 36 year old blogger with no trial experience. It’s bad enough that Trump nominated this guy, but it’s reasonable to expect Senators, most of whom are lawyers to provide some checks and balances from incompetent and inexperienced people being hired and employed in key positions.

This more proof Republicans are unqualified to be in positions of power.

 

Another totally unqualified Trump judicial nominee

Trump judicial nominee can’t answer basic legal questions. Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) questions Matthew Spencer Petersen, President Trump’s nominee for district court judge about his lack of experience trying cases in court.

 

Trump Nominates Anti-LGBTQ Extremist Jeff Mateer

Jeff Mateer, Trump’s nominee for a federal judgeship in Texas, believes that transgender children are evidence of “Satan’s plan,” supports the dangerous and debunked practice of so-called “conversion therapy,” and thinks marriage equality will lead to bestiality.

 

Donald Trump’s extremely unqualified nominees

Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the White House Council on Environmental Quality, Kathleen Hartnett White, had an especially cringeworthy Senate confirmation hearing this week.

Donald Trump’s extremely unqualified nominees
Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the White House Council on Environmental Quality, Kathleen Hartnett White, had an especially cringeworthy Senate confirmation hearing this week.

 

Senate Backs Trump Nominee Despite McCain Criticisms on Torture

The Senate narrowly confirmed President Donald Trump ‘s nominee for the top legal post at the Transportation Department despite his role in crafting legal justifications for torture during the Bush administration that drew criticism from Senator John McCain.

Trumps pick for Transportation Department lawyer, Steven Bradbury wrote “permission slips for torture”.

 

Ben Carson is Totally Unqualified to be HUD Secretary

Is Anybody Home at HUD? – ProPublica

In mid-May, Steve Preston, who served as the secretary of housing and urban development in the final two years of the George W. Bush administration, organized a dinner at the Metropolitan Club in Washington, D.C., for the new chief of that department, Ben Carson, and five other former secretaries whose joint tenure stretched all the way back to Gerald Ford.

 

Ben Carson has stated; “government-engineered attempts to legislate racial equality create consequences that often make matters worse”.

At a time when 7.4 million extremely low income households are unable to find safe, decent and affordable housing, the Department of Housing and Urban Development under Ben Carson is more interested in shaming working people than helping families struggling to make ends meet.

 

Ben Carson is totally unqualified to be HUD secretary

Carson is a brilliant, pioneering neurosurgeon who backed Trump after he gave up on his own bid to become president and rose to national political prominence by challenging President Barack Obama during the National Prayer Breakfast, instantly earning credibility from the far right.

Betsy DeVos is Totally Unqualified to be Education Secretary

Who Is Betsy DeVos?

Here’s how a billionaire who never went to public school became responsible for education in America.

 

Video title: Public (School) Enemy No. 1: Billionaire Betsy DeVos, Trump’s Pick for Education Secretary

Video description: Donald Trump nominated conservative billionaire Betsy DeVos to serve as Education Secretary. DeVos is the former chair of the Michigan Republican Party and a longtime backer of charter schools and vouchers for private and religious schools.

In response, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten said, “In nominating DeVos Trump makes it loud and clear that his education policy will focus on privatizing, defunding and destroying public education in America.” Since 1970, the DeVos family has invested at least $200 million in various right-wing causes. DeVos’s father-in-law is the co-founder of Amway and her brother is Erik Prince, founder of the mercenary firm Blackwater.

For more, we speak to former Assistant Secretary of Education Diane Ravitch, Center for Media and Democracy executive director Lisa Graves, and elected member of the Detroit Board of Education Tawanna Simpson.

 

$13,420,000 to Heritage Foundation via her family foundation

It appears Billionaire Betsy Devos appointment as Education Secretary is being given as a “Gratuity” for all the Millions she gave to Republicans because she is clearly not qualified to fill this position.

Despite the fact that Devos is not qualified and Thousands of people protested against her appointment, ONLY TWO REPUBLICANS opposed her nomination.

Proving once again that it’s a MISTAKE to vote for REPUBLICANS because they don’t listen to their constituents and ALWAYS side with Big Business, Billionaires and Corporations.

People are expressing their outrage!

Devos was met with protesters when she tried to use the main entrance to a public school in Washington, DC. One protestor yells, Shame! Shame! Shame!

 

The problem with Trump’s pick for…

Senator Maggie Hassan weighs in on Betsy DeVos’ alarming answers on basic civil rights for children.

What can Betsy DeVos do to American schools?

Rep. Dan Kildee joins Joy Reid to talk about DeVos’ record in Michigan and what she will have the power to do as she takes the helm at the Department of Education.

Video title: What can Betsy DeVos do to American schools?
Rep. Dan Kildee joins Joy Reid to talk about DeVos’ record in Michigan and what she will have the power to do as she takes the helm at the Department of Education.

 

ARTICLES:

Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown Demands Education Secretary Nominee DeVos Pay Ohio $5.3 Million She Owes for Breaking Ohio Campaign Finance Law. Click here for Details

 

5 Reasons Betsy DeVos Sucks

Look, it’s 2018 and with “feminism” being voted word of the year, you would think that all of this bullshit circulating around men and women’s heads would be cleared up by now. Well, not to be a bad hombre and break it to you, but it has not.

Opinion | Betsy DeVos Teaches the Value of Ignorance

“Government really sucks.” This belief, expressed by the just-confirmed education secretary, Betsy DeVos, in a 2015 speech to educators, may be the only qualification she needed for President Trump. Ms. DeVos is the perfect cabinet member for a president determined to appoint officials eager to destroy the agencies they run and weigh the fate of policies and programs based on ideological considerations.

Dems to DeVos: Pay $5.3M fine for campaign violations

A group of Democratic senators is calling on education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos to pay off $5.3 million in fines and penalties that her All Children Matter political action committee owes to Ohio for campaign finance violations.

And Trump said he’d hire “The Best People”

GOP Steals From the Poor & Gives to the Rich

Paul Ryan Collected $500,000 In Koch Contributions https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/koch-paysout-to-ryan-after-taxlaw_us_5a63ce41e4b0dc592a09697c

 

Americans brace for fallout from GOP tax bill

Rachel Maddow reports on the concerns that Americans are facing now that Republicans have passed their tax bill, and the new windfall banks and telecoms are eager to enjoy.

Americans brace for fallout from GOP tax bill: corporations happy 

The concerns that Americans are facing now that Republicans have passed their tax bill, and the new windfall banks and telecoms are eager to enjoy.

 

Trump’s claims that he would not benefit under the GOP Tax plan is a lie as shown in the above video.

 

Ben & Jerry explains in simple terms who benefits from Trump / GOP Tax Bill and how those cuts effect much needed programs which benefit the poor and middle class

 

GOP Like ‘Pigs At The Trough’ Of Donald Trump’s Tax Bill

Lawrence O’Donnell compares the behavior of Republican Senators who will be enriched by the Trump-GOP tax bill to Senators he worked with who would have been “embarrassed” by serving special interests.

 

 

Ohio Democrat Sen. Sherrod Brown blasts the GOP Tax

 

GOP Tax Bill Is Biggest Transfer To The Wealthy In U.S. History

President Trump doesn’t want his voters to know what’s in the GOP Tax bill because it is exactly the opposite of what he campaigned for and is the biggest transfer of wealth to the richest Americans in U.S. history.

 

Fox Anchor STUNNED When She Suddenly Realizes The GOP Lies For Greed

 

ADDING ANOTHER 1.5 TRILLION TO THE DEBT IS IRRESPONSIBLE OF REPUBLICANS

An Anti-Growth Tax Cut

Republicans want to cut taxes by $1.5 trillion – while the government already is running a deficit – and they propose to offset those cuts with wishful thinking.

The National Review and other Conservative publications confirm… adding another 1.5 TRILLION to the debt is IRRESPONSIBLE, especially at a time when tax cuts aren’t needed.  We currently have record low UN-employment and a booming economy.

 

HERE’S THE REAL REASON WHY REPUBLICANS WANT TO THROW THE MIDDLE CLASS, POOR AND SENIORS UNDER THE BUS

Koch network ‘piggy banks’ closed until Republicans pass health and tax reform

Koch officials said that the network’s midterm budget for policy and politics is between $300m and $400m, but donors are demanding legislative progress At a weekend donor retreat attended by at least 18 elected officials, the Koch brothers warned that time is running out to push their agenda, most notably healthcare and tax reform, through Congress.

Why doesn’t Republicans Care that the Majority of Americans Oppose their Tax Bill?

Thanks to a combination of gerrymandering, voter-suppression techniques, and a seemingly endless amount of campaign contributions, which can be used to tell voters the GOP’s tax bill is the opposite of what it actually is, Republicans may have convinced themselves they can win elections, en masse, whether voters approve of their records or not. They can do as they please because, in their minds, the consent of the governed is now little more than an annoying, irrelevant detail.

 

Video shows how Reaganomics and tax breaks for the rich don’t work.  Paul Ryan and Republicans are Bought and Paid for by the Rich.

 

Paul Ryan Has Fantasized About Cutting Medicaid Since College

 

 

Under president Bush, Republicans ran up a huge debt of 10 Trillion Dollars.  Now, they want to balance the budget on the backs of the poor and middle class, by cutting food stamps, social security, medicare and medicaid while refusing to cut military spending.

 

As shown in the above graph, the United States spends more on the military than Russia, China, the UK and 11 more countries COMBINED.

 

NO ONE in congress has said anything about the Billions in Military Waste as reported in the above article “Pentagon buries evidence of $125 billion in bureaucratic waste

If it weren’t for the trillions of dollars wasted on the military and trillions spent on past failed wars such as Viet-Nam, Iraq, Afghanistan and others, plus the Bush Tax cuts, we wouldn’t have a 20 Trillion Dollar debt.

 

REPUBLICANS SHOULD BE CONCENTRATING ON PAYING DOWN THE STAGGERING NATIONAL DEBT OF 20 TRILLION DOLLARS

 Republicans are being RECKLESS by cutting taxes on the Rich and corporations when we have a 20 Trillion Dollar debt. That debt needs to be paid down.  The cold war is over… we don’t need to spend trillions on the military any more.   That money should be spent on the American people, the poor, the homeless, not bombs and wars.

The number of agencies contained in the United States Federal Government is mind boggling.  Here’s a list of US Government Agencies.

If we were shut down some of the agencies which are unnecessary and cut wasteful military spending, there would be a lot more money to help the poor & homeless in this country and increase Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid benefits for American citizens.

 

Fox News Wants Trump-Russia Investigations Shut Down

Trump, the Russians & Fox News

As the Mueller investigation could be closing in, the White House is scrambling to discredit the messenger with a big assist from Fox News.

As the Mueller investigation could be closing in, the White House is scrambling to discredit the messenger with a big assist from Fox News which is claiming the REAL scandal involves the person they love to hate… Hillary Clinton!

 

Fox News’ Judge Jeanine Pirro says that in light of indictments being reached in the Trump-Russia investigation, it’s time to shut down the investigation and lock up Hillary Clinton.

It’s important to note that Judge Jeanine Pirro, is a longtime supporter and confidante of Trump so it’s clear she personally likes and supports him.

 

Fox News host Judge Jeanine Pirro has suggested the FBI and Department of Justice should undergo a “cleansing” that would see special counsel Robert Mueller and a number of other staffers “locked up.”

 

Women Accuse Trump of Sexual Misconduct

Access Hollywood tape with Trump making lewd comments

 

Don Lemon shows President Donald Trump’s Accusers

 

Eight Women Accuse Trump of Assault

 

3 Women Who Have Accused President Donald Trump Of Sexual Misconduct Join Megyn Kelly TODAY

 

Donald Trump accuser, Karina Virginia, has come forward to share her story of her interaction with Donald Trump in 1998 and explains why she wants to tell her story now.

 

Rachel Crooks speaks with CNN’s Alisyn Camerota about her accusation that President Trump forcibly kissed her in 2005.

 

Kristin Anderson has accused Donald Trump of groping her at a club in the early 1990’s

 

Temple Taggart, a former Miss Utah, talks to CNN’s Erin Burnett about her interaction with Donald Trump when she was a contestant in the Miss USA pageant.

 

Arianne Zucker, an actress who was a subject of lewd comments made by Donald Trump in 2005 during an Access Hollywood shoot, talks to CNN’s Anderson Cooper about her experience.

 

A total of 19 Women have accused Trump of Sexual Misconduct.

Jill Harth, a former business partner of Mr Trump’s, said that Mr Trump forcibly kissed her on the lips, groped her breasts, and grabbed her genitals in what she described in a 1997 as an “attempted rape”.

Kristen Anderson alleged that Mr Trump put his hand up her skirt and touched her genitals over her underwear at the China Club in Manhattan in the early 1990s when she was in her early 20s.

Lisa Boyne accused Mr Trump of insisting that female models walk across a table at a New York restaurant in 1996, and then remarking on their underwear and genitalia. She was 25.

Cathy Heller says that Mr Trump forcibly kissed her on the lips during a Mother’s Day brunch at mar-a-Lago in 1997.

Temple Taggart, a former Miss Utah, alleged that Mr Trump forcibly kissed her on the mouth on two different occasions. The first incident was the first time that they met.

Mariah Billado, a former Miss Vermont Teen USA, has alleged that says that Mr Trump walked into a dressing room unannounced in 1997. She said that there were several teen beauty queens aged between 15 and 19 in the room naked at the time.

Karena Virginia alleged that Mr Trump grabbed her arm and touched her breast while she was waiting for a car after the US Open.

Bridget Sullivan, a former Miss New Hampshire, alleged that Mr Trump walked into the Miss USA pageant dressing room in 2000 while contestants were naked. She was 19 at the time.

Tasha Dixon, a former Miss Arizona, alleged that Mr Trump entered dressing rooms at the Miss USA pageant in 2001 while contestants were “half-naked”.

Melinda Macgillivray alleged that Mr Trump grabbed her buttock in a pavilion behind the main house of his Mar-a-Lago estate in 2003. They were in the middle of a group of people, she said, and it was during a concert performed by Ray Charles.

Jennifer Murphy said that Mr Trump forcibly kissed her after a job interview in 2005. She was 26 at the time.

Rachel Cooks alleged that Mr Trump kissed her forcibly on the lips outside the elevator in Trump Tower in 2005. She was 22 at the time.

Natasha Stoynoff alleged that Mr Trump pushed her against a wall and forcibly kissed her in a closed-door room in his Mar-a-Lago estate in 2005.

Ninni Laaksonen alleged that Mr Trump grabbed her buttocks while taking photos outside the Ed Sullivan Theater, and before Mr Trump appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman. Ms Laaksonen was 20 at the time, in 2006.

Jessica Drake alleged that Mr Trump forcibly kissed her and two female friends in 2006, when she was 32. When she pushed him away, she said that he asked her: “How much?”

Samantha Holvey, a former Miss North Carolina, alleged that Mr Trump treated women like “meat” and would barge into dressing rooms to inspect women. She said the incidents occurred in 2006, when she was 20.

Summer Zervos alleged that Mr Trump grabbed her by her shoulders and forcibly kissed her, and groped her breasts, while she was a contestant on The Apprentice in 2007. She said the incidents took place at Trump Tower in New York, and at a hotel in Los Angeles.

Cassandra Searles, a former Miss Washington, said that Mr Trump grabbed her buttocks repeatedly in 2013 during the Miss USA pageant in 2013. She said that he also invited her to his hotel room.

The White House and Mr Trump have denied the allegations.

SOURCE AND FULL DETAILS: independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-sexual-assault-allegations-claims-women-how-many-groping-accused-us-president-a8091581.html

 

Trump Dossier Explained

Trump Dossier Explained

Trump dossier work began as Russian hack of DNC became known

Rachel Maddow looks at the background of the former British spy, Christopher Steele whose memos would become known as the Trump dossier, and the early signs in the 2016 election that Russia was exerting undue influence.

 

Trump regard for Russia raised red flags for journalists in 2016

Rachel Maddow describes how American journalists began to pick up on clues that Russia had a peculiar relationship with the Trump campaign as Dossier author Christopher Steele began sharing his findings with the FBI.

 

First public news of dossier lost amid 2016 bombshells

Rachel Maddow looks back at how David Corn of Mother Jones was first to publish a story about the Trump dossier and its author, Christopher Steele, but public attention was drawn to the Access Hollywood tape and the FBI’s announcement about Hillary Clinton’s e-mail server.

 

Publication of Trump dossier triggered controversy and debate

Rachel Maddow examines the decision by Buzzfeed News to publish the Trump dossier as it became known that the memos were guiding high-level decision-making, and the resulting controversy, backlash, and debate.

 

Steele dossier hotly debated as Trump Russia ties become scandal

Rachel Maddow looks at fallout and firings in the Donald Trump administration as Trump team ties to Russia turned into scandal and the Trump dossier continued to be a point of fierce controversy.

 

Many themes of Trump dossier have borne out over time

Rachel Maddow reviews how recent revelations and admissions by Trump team members have shown many of the themes of the Trump dossier to have merit.

Republicans Want to Cut Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid

Paul Ryan and Republicans want to give tax breaks to the rich and make the middle class & the poor pay for those tax breaks by increasing their taxes AND cutting Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.

 

Paul Ryan has been dreaming about cutting Medicaid Since College

 

Under president Bush, Republicans ran up a huge debt of 10 Trillion Dollars.  Now, they want to balance the budget on the backs of the poor and middle class, by cutting food stamps, social security, medicare and medicaid while refusing to cut military spending.

Pentagon buries evidence of $125 billion in bureaucratic waste

The Pentagon has buried an internal study that exposed $125 billion in administrative waste in its business operations amid fears Congress would use the findings as an excuse to slash the defense budget, according to interviews and confidential memos obtained by The Washington Post.

As shown in the above graph, the United States spends more on the military than Russia, China, the UK and 11 more countries COMBINED.

NO ONE in congress has said anything about the Billions in Military Waste as reported in the above article “Pentagon buries evidence of $125 billion in bureaucratic waste

If it weren’t for the trillions of dollars wasted on the military and trillions spent on past failed wars such as Viet-Nam, Iraq, Afghanistan and others, plus the Bush Tax cuts, we wouldn’t have a 20 Trillion Dollar debt.

Republicans are being RECKLESS by cutting taxes on the Rich and corporations when we have a 20 Trillion Dollar debt. That debt needs to be paid down.  The cold war is over… we don’t need to spend trillions on the military any more.   That money should be spent on the American people, the poor, the homeless, not bombs and wars.

The number of agencies contained in the United States Federal Government is mind boggling.  Here’s a list of US Government Agencies.

If we were shut down some of the agencies which are unnecessary and cut wasteful military spending, there would be a lot more money to help the poor & homeless in this country and increase Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid benefits for American citizens.

 

Republicans in Congress wanted to hold the debt ceiling hostage to force benefit cuts in Medicare, Medicaid, and even Social Security. If they can’t get these cuts by threatening the solvency of our nation, their next opportunity will come as Congress attempts to craft a deficit reduction plan to avoid the $110 billion in automatic cuts delayed in the fiscal cliff legislation. Once again, many legislators have made it clear they expect seniors, retirees, the disabled, and the poor to pay down our deficit. They will demand drastic changes such as raising the retirement age, means testing, or changing the cost of living allowance (COLA) formula to cut benefits to millions of middle class and poor beneficiaries in Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security who are still struggling in this economy.

Democrats in Congress succeeded in keeping these devastating benefit cuts out of the short-term “fiscal cliff” deal. Unfortunately, important leverage was also lost. Washington’s well-financed anti-entitlement lobby continues to pretend that “shared sacrifice” means that if a millionaire loses a tax break (which he or she doesn’t need and America can’t afford) then the middle-class and poor must also pay more for or risk losing their health care benefits in Medicare and Medicaid. [Source: http://ncpssm.org/EntitledtoKnow/entryid/1962/Cutting-Medicare-Medicaid-Social-Security-in-the-113th-Congress]