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Bill Maher's best ever monologue

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Re: Supreme Court to rule on Trumps powers to ban foreign travelers

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Sounds like we're back to the beginning.

The government pretends it has almost unlimited powers where security is concerned, while everyone knows Trump is motivated by animus and not by principle.

For any other president you'd say, sure, you have that power. But this guy has left such a trail that there can be no doubt that he's using the principle to conceal the motive.


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Supreme Court to rule on Trump’s powers to ban foreign travelers
By Robert Barnes January 19 at 2:05 PM

The Supreme Court on Friday said it will review whether President Trump has the authority to ban travelers from certain countries in the name of national security, and will rule by June in what will be a major examination of the president’s powers.

The court will consider the third iteration of Trump’s travel ban, issued last fall, which bars various travelers from eight countries, six of them with Muslim majorities.

Lower courts have struck down each version of the Trump administration restrictions, dating back to those issued in his first week in office, but the Supreme Court has yet to rule on the extent of the president’s authority.

Solicitor General Noel J. Francisco said it was time for the high court to recognize the vast authority the president wields when the nation’s security is at stake.

“The courts below have overridden the president’s judgments on sensitive matters of national security and foreign relations, and severely restricted the ability of this and future presidents to protect the nation,” Solicitor General Noel J. Francisco wrote in his petition to the court.

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Supreme Court to rule on Trump’s powers to ban foreign travelers

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Supreme Court to rule on Trump’s powers to ban foreign travelers
By Robert Barnes January 19 at 2:05 PM

The Supreme Court on Friday said it will review whether President Trump has the authority to ban travelers from certain countries in the name of national security, and will rule by June in what will be a major examination of the president’s powers.

The court will consider the third iteration of Trump’s travel ban, issued last fall, which bars various travelers from eight countries, six of them with Muslim majorities.

Lower courts have struck down each version of the Trump administration restrictions, dating back to those issued in his first week in office, but the Supreme Court has yet to rule on the extent of the president’s authority.

Solicitor General Noel J. Francisco said it was time for the high court to recognize the vast authority the president wields when the nation’s security is at stake.

“The courts below have overridden the president’s judgments on sensitive matters of national security and foreign relations, and severely restricted the ability of this and future presidents to protect the nation,” Solicitor General Noel J. Francisco wrote in his petition to the court.

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Trump Fears Next Election Will Be Decided by Americans

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Satire from The Borowitz Report

Trump Fears Next Election Will Be Decided by Americans
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An aide said that the President is panicking over a doomsday scenario in which Americans, sidelined during the 2016 election, play a dominant role in influencing the 2020 contest.

By Andy Borowitz




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Re: Poll: Nearly 9 in 10 want DACA recipients to stay in US

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Even them, in my view.

But that doesn't mean you have to have Trump's immigration policy. Just that in considering immigration policy, the interests of existing Americans have priority over non-Americans.

So I agree with Steyn. But I don't disagree that the DACA folks should be welcomed to stay.

One thing is a principle. The other a policy.

Here's where I think you and Steyn probably don't see eye to eye. The American tradition is to see immigrants as contributors. An asset to the country.

I think Steyn holds an English sort of view, which is the tradition of seeing refugees as the beneficiaries - being given the opportunity of coming to a different kind of country. England has been taking in refugees since before the US was settled, so it's a long-established perspective.

It was the tone of the article which annoyed me. So self-righteous.


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Parts of the problem identified by Trump supporters emerges from the conceits of liberallism. It is absolutely reasonable for citizens to raise their own interests above those of illegal immigrants. Even when we don't admire the citizens and do value the non-citizens.

Not when it comes to innocent children, brought here by their parents. As shown in the recent poll.


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Re: Poll: Nearly 9 in 10 want DACA recipients to stay in US

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Parts of the problem identified by Trump supporters emerges from the conceits of liberallism. It is absolutely reasonable for citizens to raise their own interests above those of illegal immigrants. Even when we don't admire the citizens and do value the non-citizens.

Not when it comes to innocent children, brought here by their parents. As shown in the recent poll.




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Poll: Nearly 9 in 10 want DACA recipients to stay in US

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/369487-poll-nearly-nine-in-10-favor-allowing-daca-recipients-to-stay


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Re: Trump's Economic Scorecard: One Year Since Inauguration

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To be fair, at this point in the economic cycle, you would expect job growth to slow but wages to rise.

But the stock market doesn't mean too much to me. It doesn't reflect the performance of the whole or only the US economy.


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Trump's Economic Scorecard: One Year Since Inauguration
JAN 18, 2018 @ 08:00 AM
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Chuck Jones , CONTRIBUTOR

This Saturday is the one year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s election. Over the past year, the stock market has boomed, GDP growth has improved and unemployment is at an almost 17-year low.

However, job gains were lower than any of the past six years and wage growth was less than last year. 

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President Trump inherited an economy that was on a good trajectory with solid job growth and low unemployment. Trump's own mark on the economy will be based on the long-term impact of his new tax laws.

The biggest economic questions going forward are how much growth will tax reform generate, and what will Trump do with various trade agreements such as NAFTA? These could determine what happens to the U.S. economy and the stock markets over the next few years.

We have developed a publicly available Google document, which tracks over 100 indicators to help evaluate the progress and potential of “Make America Great Again.”

Below are a few of those indicators I think are worth highlighting.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/chuckjones/2018/01/18/trumps-economic-scorecard-one-year-post-inauguration/#2bc2e09a6b67


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Re: Trump's Economic Scorecard: One Year Since Inauguration

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Trump's Economic Scorecard: One Year Since Inauguration
JAN 18, 2018 @ 08:00 AM
The Little Black Book of Billionaire Secrets
Chuck Jones , CONTRIBUTOR

This Saturday is the one year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s election. Over the past year, the stock market has boomed, GDP growth has improved and unemployment is at an almost 17-year low.

However, job gains were lower than any of the past six years and wage growth was less than last year. 

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President Trump inherited an economy that was on a good trajectory with solid job growth and low unemployment. Trump's own mark on the economy will be based on the long-term impact of his new tax laws.

The biggest economic questions going forward are how much growth will tax reform generate, and what will Trump do with various trade agreements such as NAFTA? These could determine what happens to the U.S. economy and the stock markets over the next few years.

We have developed a publicly available Google document, which tracks over 100 indicators to help evaluate the progress and potential of “Make America Great Again.”

Below are a few of those indicators I think are worth highlighting.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/chuckjones/2018/01/18/trumps-economic-scorecard-one-year-post-inauguration/#2bc2e09a6b67


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Trump's Economic Scorecard: One Year Since Inauguration
JAN 18, 2018 @ 08:00 AM
The Little Black Book of Billionaire Secrets
Chuck Jones , CONTRIBUTOR

This Saturday is the one year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s election. Over the past year, the stock market has boomed, GDP growth has improved and unemployment is at an almost 17-year low.

However, job gains were lower than any of the past six years and wage growth was less than last year. 

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President Trump inherited an economy that was on a good trajectory with solid job growth and low unemployment. Trump's own mark on the economy will be based on the long-term impact of his new tax laws.

The biggest economic questions going forward are how much growth will tax reform generate, and what will Trump do with various trade agreements such as NAFTA? These could determine what happens to the U.S. economy and the stock markets over the next few years.

We have developed a publicly available Google document, which tracks over 100 indicators to help evaluate the progress and potential of “Make America Great Again.”

Below are a few of those indicators I think are worth highlighting.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/chuckjones/2018/01/18/trumps-economic-scorecard-one-year-post-inauguration/#2bc2e09a6b67




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57% disapprove of Trump’s job, including a majority of respondents — 51 percent — who now say they strongly disapprove, which is a record high for Trump in the survey.

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Trump’s overall approval rating of 39 percent in the NBC/WSJ poll is lower than George W. Bush’s (82 percent), Bill Clinton’s (60 percent) and Barack Obama's (50 percent) at this same point in their presidencies.

Trump’s job rating in last month’s NBC/WSJ poll was 41 percent.

The new NBC/WSJ poll was conducted January 13-17 — after the controversy over Trump’s profane words about immigration from certain countries, during the possibility of a looming partial government shutdown and before the president’s one-year anniversary in office on January 20.

“Disgusted,” “Scared,” “Hopeful,” “Proud”
Asked which words best described how they felt about Trump’s first year as president, respondents' top answers (allowing for multiple responses) were “disgusted” (38 percent), “scared” (24 percent), “hopeful” (23 percent), “proud” (12 percent) and “angry” (11 percent).

“At the time of his inauguration, ‘hopeful’ was the word most used word about the 2016 results,” said Democratic pollster Peter Hart, who conducted this survey with Republican pollster Bill McInturff. “But at the end of his first year, ‘disgust’ was the word most cited about him.”

"A dumpster fire," said an independent male from California in summing up Trump's first year in office.

"He does not represent the values of the country," added a female Democrat from Wisconsin. "He has no compassion and he should not be our president."

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Mark Steyn 

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This is another example of where liberals go wrong. Steyn is right, pretty much. Snarky comments notwithstanding.

Parts of the problem identified by Trump supporters emerges from the conceits of liberallism. It is absolutely reasonable for citizens to raise their own interests above those of illegal immigrants. Even when we don't admire the citizens and do value the non-citizens.

"“The organizing principle of nation-states is that they’re organized on behalf of their citizens, whether their citizens are cheerleaders or white supremacists or whatever,” he said. “You’re stuck with them.”

Steyn also complained of “cultural transformation” in Arizona due to immigration:

“In Arizona, a majority of the grade-school children now are Hispanic. That means Arizona’s future is as an Hispanic society. That means, in effect, the border has moved north and the cultural transformation outweighs any economic benefits that that lady was talking about.”

Carlson called it “bewildering for the people who grew up here.”"

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/mark-steyn-white-supremacists_us_5a61890ce4b0125fd6356675?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009


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Re: World's Approval of U.S. Leadership Drops to New Low

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One criticism of the article. It isn't leadership in the first place if no one wants to follow you.

Call it direction, maybe. The US is headed off in its own one. It's not clear that it will recover its previous role in the foreseeable future.

And while some folks will say, who cares, there were domestic benefits to the leadership the US once exercised. It's much harder when no one cares what you propose.


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Trump is taking us to never before lows!
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World's Approval of U.S. Leadership Drops to New Low

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Median approval of U.S. leadership is 30%, down from 48% in 2016
U.S. approval dropped substantially in 65 countries and areas 

Germany's leadership now tops that of U.S., China and Russia
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- One year into Donald Trump's presidency, the image of U.S. leadership is weaker worldwide than it was under his two predecessors. Median approval of U.S. leadership across 134 countries and areas stands at a new low of 30%, according to a new Gallup report.

The most recent approval rating, based on Gallup World Poll surveys conducted between March and November last year, is down 18 percentage points from the 48% approval rating in the last year of President Barack Obama's administration, and is four points lower than the previous low of 34% in the last year of President George W. Bush's administration.

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World's Approval of U.S. Leadership Drops to New Low

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Median approval of U.S. leadership is 30%, down from 48% in 2016
U.S. approval dropped substantially in 65 countries and areas 

Germany's leadership now tops that of U.S., China and Russia
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- One year into Donald Trump's presidency, the image of U.S. leadership is weaker worldwide than it was under his two predecessors. Median approval of U.S. leadership across 134 countries and areas stands at a new low of 30%, according to a new Gallup report.

The most recent approval rating, based on Gallup World Poll surveys conducted between March and November last year, is down 18 percentage points from the 48% approval rating in the last year of President Barack Obama's administration, and is four points lower than the previous low of 34% in the last year of President George W. Bush's administration.

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American voters divided on whether President Donald Trump is "mentally stable,"

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There's a lot in this poll, imagine if the stock market wasn't making new records. Even with the economy doing well, most can barely stomach him.

American voters disapprove 57 - 38 percent of the job President Trump is doing.

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American voters say 66 - 14 percent that electing a celebrity to the office of president is a bad idea.

http://poll.qu.edu/national/release-detail?ReleaseID=2513




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