If General Mark Milley believed that President Trump's mental condition is putting us in peril, I think it was prudent of him to warn his Chinese counterpart.
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President Biden has tried that and more. But when the other side refuses to come to the table, refuses to compromise, and substitutes appearances on Fox for dialogue. When the other side actively undermines what the President is trying to do....
The Republicans' greatest fear is that President Biden and his administration will succeed without any Republican assistance and will transform the United States into a country that actually embraces diversity, accepts equality, and eradicates discrimination.
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Given the historically low levels of interest rates and control of both houses of Congress and the Presidency, one would have thought that the Republicans would have seized the opportunity the fund rebuilding America's future.
They blew it.
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The road to socialism is apparently paved with free dentures to seniors. Who knew?
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For what it's worth, Japan could work with the US rebuilding America's railroad systems. Perhaps Japan offers to finance a percentage of the work in exchange for trade concessions.
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Perhaps "Animal Farm"?
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One possible reason for the President's vetoing the defense bill is an attachment to the bill: the Corporate Transparency Act, which apparently bans anonymous shell companies.
One possible consequence of the ban is making it more difficult for foreign interests to use these shell companies to hide their contributions to American election campaigns.
Another possible consequence? Making it more difficult for individuals to hide their income and profits from the IRS.
And still the President's veto of this bill was overridden by a Republican Senate. Go figure...
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Perhaps one reason for President Trump's veto of the National Defense Appropriation Act (NDAA) is a tack on called the Corporate Transparency Act, which would effectively ban anonymous shell companies and severely weaken their use for illegal purposes.
Support for the Corporate Transparency Act has been building even before Trump became President. Apparently, the American Treasury Department as well as law enforcement agencies, both American and foreign, will have access to the names of the owners as well as financial information of these anonymous (for now) shell companies.
The House has voted to override the President's veto. Will Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell allow a vote to override? Hmmm...
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I have to wonder how many of his voters are in danger of losing their unemployment benefits and, perhaps, of being evicted. And, if they live through this, will Trump's supporters remember his actions in 2024?
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The President's staff could have made it clear to Senate and House Republicans that he wanted $2000 / $4000 going to individuals / families. Why didn't he do that when it would have a difference in negotiations. As it is, it looks like the Democrats in the House and the Senate have the President's ear! (Note: "Looks like" means "appears to be" not "is".)
Perhaps, not a helpful tactic during the the two Georgia Senate Republican campaigns.
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Why do you suppose President Trump did not bring up giving $2000 per individual and $4000 per family when it could have made a difference during the campaign? Nor did he bring this up when the House and Senate were negotiating.
And, as I write, President Trump has vetoed the National Defense Authorization Act. Perhaps because Twitter and Facebook, etc. made him look bad?
The greatest something, I suppose.
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Why isn't there a photo of Vice-President elect Kamala Harris in this article?
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There should be Nobel Prizes for supportive mothers and fathers!
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You know, if President Trump early on had said: "Wear a mask, save a life.", we wouldn't be having this discussion.
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"The application for injunctive relief presented to Justice Alito and by him referred to the Court is denied."
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If President Trump had kept his mouth shut about the virus and let Drs. Fauci, Birx, et al. do their job, he would have won, and there would have been fewer cases and fewer deaths. Instead...
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Perhaps President Trump's latest best friend is Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the President of Turkey.
From a New York Times story: One reason for then US Attorney Geoffrey Berman's firing was that he was trying to prevent a Turkish state-owned bank from illegally funneling billions to Iran in violation of U.S. sanctions.
The American President apparently has properties in Turkey. Perhaps hoping for some more?
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The American Constitution is silent about how many Justices should be on the Supreme Court.
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The New York Times is reporting that the Trump Organization not only has had many business dealings with China but also has a bank account at a Chinese bank. Perhaps William Barr could also investigate this October surprise.
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Interesting comment by Allan Lichtman:
Speaking about the pandemic: “This is the greatest dereliction of duty in the history of the U.S. presidency,” Allan Lichtman, a professor of history at American University for nearly 50 years, told CTV News Channel on Thursday.
Actually Professor Lichtman predicted that then candidate Trump would win the 2016 election. He has been teaching at American University and has been accurate 100%. All hits, no misses
CTV News is Canadian.
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Once again, tapes...
The President's own words convict him?
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Perhaps Amazon or FEDEX might be interested in picking up and delivering all mail-in ballots for free? The good will alone would more than offset the costs.
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According to CNN, a federal judge has ordered the Trump campaign and the Republican party to produce evidence of vote-by-mail fraud. The federal judge is Judge J. Nicholas Ranjan, a Trump appointee.
Put up or shut up?
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Perhaps the President will unite the Republican Party to nominate Mitt Romney as its presidential candidate in August.
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William Wilberforce helped lead the campaign to push the British Parliament to pass the Slavery Abolition Act of 1833. Thirty years before the Americans did the same.
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The implementation of a UBI would likely lead to a consolidation of welfare programs and fewer administrators and staff. One would think that conservatives would support UBI and smaller government.
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If you check the Wall Street Journal article from January 29, 2016: https://www.wsj.com/articles/china-economic-growth-slows-to-6-9-on-year-in-2015-1453169398 , the near-recession that hit parts of the United States was caused in part by a sharp sell-off in the Chinese stock markets and fears about Chinese debt.
Apparently American exports dropped in 2015 and 2016, rebounding in 2017 (as a result of Chinese economic policies?): https://www.uschina.org/reports/us-exports/national . Meaning that in 2016 there was a drop in American agricultural and manufactured products exports, meaning a possible recession for farmers and blue collar workers. Fear of losing their farms, fear of losing their jobs.
When candidate Trump was on script he won the support of many from these two groups of voters.
(Of course Hilary Clinton could have been a victim of the so-called Tom Bradley effect--voters telling the pollsters one thing but voting for the white guy come election day.)
Perhaps a bit of both.
In 2020, American exports to China down? Maybe. Fear of electing a female presidential candidate??
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According to an Instagram video that he took, Mr. Massey showed the two guards his keycard envelope with the room number and date written on it.
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Perhaps President Trump's signing the bipartisan First Step Act was a bit too much for Rush Limbaugh, et al.
A wall has a way of keeping people in as well as keeping people out.
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