Opinion | Our Addiction to Trump – The New York Times

December 28, 2018 Admin3915 0

We in the commentariat complain about President Trump, but we’re locked in a symbiotic relationship with him. News organizations, especially cable television channels, feed off Trump — like oxpeckers on a rhino’s back — for he is part of our business model in 2018. As long as our focus is on Trump, audiences follow. It’s not optimal to have as president an authoritarian who denounces journalists as enemies of the people, but he has given us a sense of mission and a “Trump bump.” Every time he denounces us we get more subscriptions. (If you’re reading this, President Trump, I’d appreciate a good, thunderous excoriation. You’ve gone after Maggie Haberman, Don Lemon and Chuck Todd, but you’ve publicly denounced me only once — and so READ MORE

Trump: End birthright citizenship for some US-born babies – Greensboro News & Record

December 20, 2018 Admin3915 0

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is making another hardline immigration play in the final days before midterm elections, declaring that he wants to order an end to the constitutional right to citizenship for babies born in the United States to non-citizens. Most scholars think he can’t implement such a change unilaterally. With seven days to go before high-stakes elections that he has sought to focus on fearmongering over immigration, Trump made the comments to “Axios on HBO.” Trump, seeking to energize his supporters and help Republicans keep control of Congress, has stoked anxiety about a caravan of Central American migrants making its way to the U.S.-Mexico border. He is dispatching additional troops and saying he’ll set up tent cities for asylum seekers. Trump has long READ MORE

2018 in Review: Enjoy a laugh with our cartoon look back at the year – Detroit Free Press

December 19, 2018 Admin3915 0

Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about 2018 in Review: Enjoy a laugh with our cartoon look back at the year Have a laugh on us! Check out Mike Thompson’s favorite cartoons from 2018 Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Buy Photo Buy Photo Buy Photo Buy Photo Buy Photo Buy Photo Buy Photo Buy Photo Buy Photo Buy Photo Buy Photo Buy Photo Buy Photo Buy Photo Buy Photo Buy Photo Buy Photo Buy Photo Buy Photo Autoplay Show Thumbnails Show Captions Last Slide Next Slide Mike Thompson’s year in Review (Photo: Mike Thompson/Detroit Free Press) Buy Photo I’m often asked READ MORE

The Case of the Missing President — in House Debates – Roll Call

December 17, 2018 Admin3915 0

OPINION — Judging from two House debates this week in hotly contested races on both sides of the country, you would think that the president of the United States was a shadowy, off-stage figure whose personality and politics are barely worth discussing. Even “The Invisible Man” of the 1897 H.G. Wells novel and the 1933 Claude Rains movie had more of a corporal presence than Donald Trump. During the one-hour debate in Utah’s 4th district in suburban Salt Lake City, the word Trump was not mentioned until the 45-minute mark when the moderator blurted out the president’s name in a question on tariffs. Describing herself as “a free trader,” two-term GOP incumbent Mia Love avoided using the T-word (Trump, not tariffs) while vaguely boasting that she READ MORE

Bannon: Trump Sucks Up to Putin So He Can Help Inner Cities – New York Magazine

December 16, 2018 Admin3915 0

4:14 p.m. As the Washington Post ’s overview points out, it seems clear that Trump’s written answers to Mueller weren’t enough: “Over my dead body,” Giuliani said [about the prospect of Trump sitting down for an interview with Mueller] on “Fox News Sunday.” “But you know, I could be dead.” “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace followed up, pressing Giuliani on whether the special counsel wanted to speak with Trump. Giuliani did not respond directly and instead said he was “disgusted with the tactics they have used in this case.” On ABC News’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” Giuliani was asked whether there were ongoing discussions about an interview. He replied that he was “not allowed” to say that. Giuliani added, “The agreement we had READ MORE

Bannon: Trump Sucks Up to Putin So He Can Help Inner Cities – New York Magazine

December 16, 2018 Admin3915 0

As the Washington Post ’s overview points out, it seems clear that Trump’s written answers to Mueller weren’t enough: “Over my dead body,” Giuliani said [about the prospect of Trump sitting down for an interview with Mueller] on “Fox News Sunday.” “But you know, I could be dead.” “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace followed up, pressing Giuliani on whether the special counsel wanted to speak with Trump. Giuliani did not respond directly and instead said he was “disgusted with the tactics they have used in this case.” On ABC News’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” Giuliani was asked whether there were ongoing discussions about an interview. He replied that he was “not allowed” to say that. Giuliani added, “The agreement we had did contemplate READ MORE

Trumphotels.org turned into parody site on Trump immigration policy – Markets Insider

December 12, 2018 Admin3915 0

President Donald Trump. Win McNamee/Getty Images The Trump Organization has long been known to have bought up a slew of domain names associated with President Donald Trump and his family, including URLs containing the phrases “Donald Trump Sucks,” “Im Being Sued By The Donald,” “Ivanka Poker Champion,” and “Play With Donald.” But there’s one domain name the company seems to have overlooked: the innocuous-sounding trumphotels.org . This domain name was registered by an unnamed party sometime last week, according to Gizmodo , and now features a darkly satirical tribute to the Trump administration’s immigration policies, which have drawn widespread criticism and resulted in the separation of more than 2,000 immigrant families in recent months. Visitors to trumphotels.org are greeted with a landing page featuring photos READ MORE

CT Dems say Manafort conviction, Cohen plea, proof of ‘criminality’ in White House – The CT Mirror

December 11, 2018 Admin3915 0

MARK PAZNIOKAS / CTMIRROR.ORG Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort talks to the press after meeting Connecticut delegates in 2016. Washington – Connecticut’s Congressional delegation on Tuesday said the conviction of Paul Manafort, and the plea deal by Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, is proof of “criminality” in the White House. The president, meanwhile, continued to call special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation “a witch hunt.” “The White House looks increasingly like a criminal enterprise with the convictions today of President Trump’s former campaign manager and personal lawyer,” said Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn. in a statement.  “Paul Manafort today faces, in effect, a life sentence. Michael Cohen should also face serious punishment.” Blumenthal said “no one is above the law – not Paul READ MORE

This Video of Donald Trump Missing a Short Putt and Then Quitting Is a Perfect Metaphor for the Administration – GQ Magazine

December 11, 2018 Admin3915 0

Donald Trump’s administration has been a disaster in so many ways that it’s hard to accurately put into words just how bad things have gotten. You have the lack of any domestic-policy wins for Trump and company, Robert Mueller’s ongoing Russia investigation (bye, Manafort!) that seems to finally be bearing fruit, his dick-measuring contest with Kim Jong-un, his use of racist rhetoric, and his constant need to threaten the freedom of the press. How do you sum all that up in a single metaphor? Is it like the Hindenburg disaster? I mean, that’s German, so it definitely captures part of it, but it doesn’t totally work. After all, there was a moment when people thought the Hindenburg would be incredible. The same cannot be said READ MORE

A shirtless fan interrupted Game 4 with ‘Trump Sucks’ written on his body – SB Nation

December 10, 2018 Admin3915 0

While the Cavaliers and Warriors played out the end of the fourth quarter, by which time the game was already decided, cameras panned to the stands and zoomed in on players’ faces. They all expressed a sense of confusion. What you didn’t see was that the game was momentarily stopped due to a fan running on the court. The broadcast made the decision to not film this person. Luckily, the security at the Q quickly subdued the running fan and escorted him to the tunnel. But details of the event quickly spread throughout Twitter. The fan took his shirt off, revealing that he painted “TRUMP SUCKS” on his chest. On his back, he wrote “LEBRON 4 PREZ.” The fan is Vitaly Zdorovetskiy, and he has been READ MORE