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Many of the bills Trump has signed, such as designating buildings and appointing board members to the Smithsonian, do not have a major, direct impact on Americans, and Trump's 'ambitious' legislative agenda on tax reform and infrastructure is largely stalled. The outlook is also uncertain for the Obamacare repeal bill, which passed the House and is tied up in the Senate.

Here's a reference on CNN: President Trump has signed 40 bills into law. Here's what they do

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I was gonna say, he's far from repealing Obamacare.

You know ... his personality and style of presidency ... lot's of talk and hot air, he'd be perfect for Greece.  Fit right in me thinks.

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My mistake, I thought that ObamaCare had been scrapped already...the Republicans are trying to get the votes but there seems to be a few of their own that are holding out. 

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Trump says he’s considering pardon for Joe Arpaio


Reacting to the prospect that Trump might pardon Arpaio, ACLU Deputy Legal Director Cecillia Wang said, “President Trump would be literally pardoning Joe Arpaio’s flagrant violation of federal court orders that prohibited the illegal detention of Latinos. He would undo a conviction secured by his own career attorneys at the Justice Department. Make no mistake: This would be an official presidential endorsement of racism.”


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The Secret Service Is Running Out of Money Thanks to Trump




A total of 42 Trumpees (including 18 family members) currently have protection, marking an increase of 11 from the Obama administration. More than 1,000 agents have already topped their federally mandated caps for salary and overtime. These caps, Alles explained, are meant to last for the entire year. Even if a proposal to increase those caps from $160,000 to $187,000 is approved by lawmakers, an estimated 130 agents will still not receive full compensation for "hundreds of hours."


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Three quarters of a century ago, Justice Jackson wrote for a 6-to-3 majority in West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette: “If there is any fixed star in our constitutional constellation, it is that no official, high or petty, can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics, nationalism, religion, or other matters of opinion, or force citizens to confess by word or act their faith therein.” (Washington Post)

Enough already with the US Fascist and Racist in Chief, Donald J. Drumpf, disrespecting the US Constitution, and everything Flag and Country stand for.


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The US had a founding ideal: equality under the law and of opportunity. Falling short of this ideal (and, boy, have we fallen short for so long), is the real disrespect.

For me worshiping the symbols themselves without understanding what they represent is hypocritical. I also don't have to pledge allegiance to the flag or to the anthem itself or even to the president! I support the constitution and ideals upon which this country was founded, such as--life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness!

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On 9/28/2017 at 1:18 AM, tantra129 said:

It is a journey and we have yet to reach our destination. He brainwashed a few and he hit a nerve because no matter his actions there are many following blindly.  I thought W was bad.  This guy just created a new class. 

Trump was always a snake-oil salesman, bullshitting his way through life, but a successful con artist. This we knew way before he entered politics. He lived in NY so we got to know him very well over the decades. The most surprising thing for me was that he would get so many people to buy into whatever he's saying, because he never had thought about any issue deeply or has good knowledge of it. But, once he got the flag of the Republican party the tribe closed behind him.

I understand why he'd hit a nerve, as you say it, but com'on, at least you'd want a competent, qualified doctor for what ails you.

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The Toronto Raptors Are Boycotting Trump Hotels



Trump's continued assault on athletes who rightfully choose to protest social injustices hasn't gone unnoticed by others around the NBA. This year's champs, the Golden State Warriors, declined a visit to the White House and instead, promised to visit the capital to celebrate "equality, diversity and inclusion". Meanwhile, Cleveland Cavaliers star, LeBron James, blasted the President by calling him a "bum". 

Perhaps most disappointing is the fact that the vast majority of pro teams neglected to answer the Washington Post's inquiry. All of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Blue Jays, Calgary Flames, and Ottawa Senators did not respond or refused to comment. However, a good handful of NHL organizations did confirm their boycott including the Edmonton Oilers, Winnipeg Jets, Montreal Canadiens, and Vancouver Canucks.

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I would not allow Trump to define what the national anthem means. It's not about "his country" but about mine too. The flag represents freedom of expression, including the right to protest the flag, the president, the whole damn country if one chooses. And, don't tell me, leave politics out of a sport, because it's already politicized. The Pentagon has given money to the NFL to display patriotism, have jets fly over stadiums, etc.

Before 2009, the national anthem wasn't televised, many players stayed in the locker room, and there wasn't too much fuss about standing, kneeling, or running to the bathroom or buy a hot dog and a beer.

But, that's what Trump does to rally his base. He is not going to help them get better jobs, have health insurance (good coverage), consumer protection, etc. But, he gets involved with an issue for which he has no authority to do anything about, and his supporters say, "yeah, that's my guy!" 

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All of our intelligence agencies agree that Russia interfered with the last US election and helped Trump. There lots of indications that Trump, his family and businesses, and his campaign have had ties to Russia. This, by the way, will be resolved one way or another. I'm waiting to see what special counsel Muller (former FBI chief) will find.  Of course, Trump may fire him like he fired Comey, but this will be an obstruction of justice offense.

Trump is such an irresponsible person, a dangerous moron, who's totally unqualified for the important job ..Russians helped him get. It beats me why so many people don't see this.

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17 hours ago, tantra129 said:

but.... wasn't it you that said it's not the end of the world...checks & balances?


Hmmm, I don't know if I said that....because:

..In a system whereas the checks and balances actually work, I'd say, OK, Congress and the courts could curtail presidential power. But, I don't think this system works today in the US when the same party controls both the executive and legislature. I'm amazed that only 2 Repubs (both retiring) are clearly critical of Trump when others keep mostly mum.

I also know that presidential power is ..powerful, so there's only so much the other 2 branches can do. Presidents can sign executive orders (instructing the bureaucracy), appoint people to important positions, start (not declare, but this is a detail) a war, etc.

A test of the checks and balances will (?) be if Trump fires special counsel Muller or violates the constitution... .let see if a Republican Congress would act.


PS>Just yesterday, VP Pence broke a 50-50 tie in the Senate to pass a law that reduces consumer protection, in that if you're screwed by a bank you can't sue!

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Former Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort Surrenders to Feds


Following the surrender, the indictment was unsealed. The indictment lists 12 counts, including conspiracy against the United States and unregistered agent of a foreign principal. The full indictment can be viewed here: justice.gov

Is America great again yet?


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Special investigator Muller (former FBI chief) will get to the bottom of this. His top deputy was the one that broke up the Italian mafia in NY and put away many gangsters, so he knows how to get people. Obviously one tactic is to get insiders to testify on the big bosses....

One thing for sure so far, there was ..eagerness for a collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians. Trump Jr has admitted so, and he's not the only one.

But, I think there's a bigger story here, besides Trump colluding with a foreign power to win the election, in that I think there are links, like bankrolling the Trump business, money laundering, etc. Trump said he'd release his tax returns after he was elected... We're still waiting... I wonder why he's not doing that when everyone one has...

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