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RadioMelon 1 point

So is she leaving or isn't she?

I need to know whether or not to celebrate.

Of all the Trump administration I think she might be one of the staffers I hate the most.

jingooftherex 2 points

The article says that her plan is to leave before the end of the year.

While I find her despicable & complicit, I really don't think changing the press secretary under this administration will lead to any more truth or honesty. The press secretary is a mouthpiece for a corrupt administration. If they don't do what they're told, they'll be fired.

I am NOT defending Sanders. I'm just saying they'll just find another liar.

wickedmetal 0 points

Its still there*

jingooftherex 2 points

The article spells out an "end of year" timeline.

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jingooftherex 1 point

The 24-year-old detainee, who spoke on the condition of anonymity and requested the Tribune use the pseudonym Carlos because he feared retaliation, told the Tribune that he abandoned his asylum case and agreed to sign voluntary deportation paperwork Friday out of “desperation” to see his 6-year-old daughter, who was separated from him after the pair illegally crossed the border in late May. The man said two federal officials suggested he’d be reunited with his daughter at the airport if he agreed to sign the order, which could lead to him being repatriated to his violence-torn home country in less than two weeks.

“I was told I would not be deported without my daughter,” said Carlos, adding that he's now hoping to revoke the voluntary deportation order he signed and get legal help to fight his case. “I signed it out of desperation… but the truth is I can’t go back to Honduras; I need help.”

jingooftherex 1 point

In a The Onion-style moment, Melania Trump boarded a plane to visit immigrant children apparently wearing a jacket that said, "I Really Don't Care. Do u?" according to The Daily Mail. The jacket she appeared to be wearing is $39 from Zara, as pointed out by the Mail, and the First Lady had seemingly removed it by the time she landed.

You literally cannot make this stuff up.

jingooftherex 3 points

“When liars repeat the same lie over and over again, they can get even more of an advantage, at least among those who want to believe them or are not all that motivated either way,” DePaulo said in an email. “So when people hear the same lies over and over again — especially when they want to believe those lies — a kind of new reality can be created. What they’ve heard starts to seem like it’s just obvious, and not something that needs to be questioned.”

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jingooftherex 67 points

When she returned to announce her decision, she said she had thought about it “long and hard,” and that she had “no appetite” to send him to jail. But that she concluded there were no additional conditions she could impose on him, short of detaining him, that would suffice.

“This is not middle school. I cannot take his cell phone,” she said.

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jingooftherex 4 points

Most Americans don’t follow Trump on Twitter but come across his tweets on a regular basis. Many, if not most, Americans also rely heavily on headlines to convey news to them. Meaning that many Americans learn about what Trump says in his tweets through the summaries that appear in headlines.

That’s why a headline like the Hill’s is a disservice. It provides no context for Trump’s claim, acting instead like a retweet of Trump’s false assertion across another platform. What Trump tweeted is false, and news outlets should make that as clear as possible when covering his tweets (or his statements more broadly), including in headlines.

jingooftherex 27 points

From the National Review. Which feels that Pruitt's policies are fine and dandy.

But we are now at a point where a good week for Pruitt sees only one report of behavior that is bizarre or venal. He seems to have used government employees to secure a job for his wife and to get a discount on a mattress. His top aides got hefty raises, and Pruitt first told Fox News he did not know about those raises and then told a House committee that he did. He reportedly told aides to find reasons for him to take official trips to countries he wanted to see, and had security aides run errands such as searching for his favorite lotion. And that’s just the start.

jingooftherex 28 points

So, you’re Manafort, OK, and you know that Mueller’s got you in a leghold trap for the rest of your life and that you’re extraordinarily lucky not to be enjoying the concierge level of the Graybar Hotel. So, naturally, because you are an international criminal mastermind, you decide to tamper with Mueller’s witnesses in a clumsy and easily detectable manner. Back during Watergate, Howard Hunt’s attorney, a respected Washington lawyer (and a fellow Marquette Warrior) named William O. Bittman, was driving around Washington with cash for the burglars’ defense in a brown paper bag. Compared to Manafort, Bittman was Professor Moriarty.

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The Trump White House’s lies are not the sideshow but, rather, the main event, which increasingly is not any specific policy aim but rather the preservation of the presidency. A loyal staffer says anything to advance Trump’s interests, no matter how preposterous or objectively false; the only sin is to apologize for a lie.

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Federal prosecutors on Monday accused President Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, of attempting to tamper with witnesses in his federal tax and lobbying case.

In court documents, prosecutors working for the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, said that Mr. Manafort tried to contact witnesses by phone and through an encrypted messaging program.

Prosecutors said that was a violation of Mr. Manafort’s release while he awaits trial. They asked a federal judge to revise the terms of his release or revoke it entirely, which would send him to jail until trial.

An F.B.I. agent, Brock W. Domin, wrote in court documents that at least one witness reported Mr. Manafort’s contact and said that he appeared to be trying to coach their story about Mr. Manafort’s lobbying practices.

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NeoSprtacus 7 points

This is one of the more accurate headlines out there, considering the follow-up discussion on the broader scope.

However, they use the word 'opinion' on a supreme court ruling...

jingooftherex 4 points

They always use the word opinion.

A Supreme Court opinion sets out the Court’s judgment and its reasoning.

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jingooftherex 16 points

A whopping 46 percent of California Bay Area residents fed up with the regions high cost of living and soaring home prices are planning to pack their bags and move out in the next few years, a poll has found.

Not politics.

Sixteen percent of that group said they plan to move somewhere else in California.

They like California.

No source. No methodology No crosstabs. Bogus.

jingooftherex 24 points

Rhonda Hart, whose 14-year-old daughter, Kimberly Vaughan, was killed at the school, told The Associated Press that Trump repeatedly used the word ‘wacky’ to describe the shooter and the trench coat he wore. She said she told Trump, “Maybe if everyone had access to mental health care, we wouldn’t be in the situation.”

Hart, an Army veteran, said she also suggested employing veterans as sentinels in schools. She said Trump responded, “And arm them?” She replied, “No,” but said Trump “kept mentioning” arming classroom teachers. “It was like talking to a toddler,” Hart said.

jingooftherex 3 points

The Trade Partnership’s policy brief, “An Accident Waiting to Happen?,” estimates the net impact on U.S. jobs over one to three years from a 25% tariff “on U.S. imports from all countries of automobiles, SUVs, light trucks, other vehicles and parts.” It finds that U.S. auto and auto-parts workers would gain as many as 92,400 jobs as firms adjust to the new rules. Complementary industries that add jobs due to the tariffs could take the total number of new employment opportunities to 135,120.

That sounds swell until you learn that far more jobs—292,411—would be lost as the effect of the duties ripples across the economy. That means a net job loss of some 157,000, “including 45,450 manufacturing jobs in non-automotive sectors.”

trimeta 2 points

It seems like they did? That article suggests that they started with eight candidates, and are down to two. One would certainly be better than two, but two isn't that bad, either.

jingooftherex 2 points

The bigger question is who remains on the ballot...those who dropped out after the deadline may still be on the ballot. Having trouble ascertaining which Dems will appear on the ballot.

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