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  # 2207393 29-Mar-2019 22:37
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Looks like I was wrong, people do care about the Russia investigation as the latest poll has Trump's job approval jump to 50%

I didn't like him in 2016 but he has grown on me as hasn't started any wars and didn't start a conflict with Russia in Syria which allowed the Syrians and Russians to destroy ISIS. I also support his efforts in attempting to find resolution with North Korea. 

I hope he remains president until 2024. The last thing we need is another war monger like Bush as president.


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  # 2207430 30-Mar-2019 09:14
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Looks like I was wrong, people do care about the Russia investigation as the latest poll has Trump's job approval jump to 50% ...

 

 

 

 

The Washington Post - For the ninth time, Trump celebrates hitting 50 percent approval

 

March 29 at 2:09 PM

 


Late Thursday night, on his way to Mar-a-Lago after a rally in Michigan, President Trump tweeted a celebratory image about his popularity.

 

As a general rule, a 50 percent approval rating isn’t exactly spectacular, suggesting, as it does, that only half the country supports what you’re doing. ...

 

It’s worth pointing out, too, that this 50 percent number comes from Rasmussen Reports, a pollster that has consistently shown Trump with higher approval ratings than other polls.

 

... on 99.6 percent of days when Rasmussen released a daily approval poll number, its value was higher than the RealClearPolitics average of approval polls. [see below]

 


 





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  # 2207431 30-Mar-2019 09:17
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The New York Times - Barr Says Mueller Report Will Be Made Public by Mid-April

 

March 29, 2019

 


WASHINGTON — The special counsel’s report on the investigation into Russia’s election interference will be made public by mid-April, Attorney General William P. Barr told lawmakers on Friday, adding that the White House would not see the document before he sent it to Congress.

 

Everyone will soon be able to read it,” Mr. Barr wrote in a letter to the chairmen of the congressional judiciary committees.

 

The office of the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, and other law enforcement officials are scouring the report for sensitive information to black out before releasing it, including secret grand jury testimony, classified materials and information about other ongoing federal investigations, Mr. Barr wrote.

 

He said the report was nearly 400 pages, plus additional exhibits.

 





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  # 2207479 30-Mar-2019 10:06
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Looks like I was wrong, people do care about the Russia investigation as the latest poll has Trump's job approval jump to 50% ...



 

FiveThirtyEight - How unpopular is Donald Trump?

 

An updating calculation of the president's approval rating, accounting for each poll's quality, recency, sample size and partisan lean.

 

UPDATED Mar. 29, 2019

 





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  # 2207550 30-Mar-2019 11:38
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The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Healthcare, Puerto Rico Aid, Special Olympics: Everything Must Go!

The week is halfway through and Trump's White House has already taken aim at gutting ObamaCare, Puerto Rico aid, and funding for the Special Olympics.


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  # 2207687 30-Mar-2019 13:24
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Looks like I was wrong, people do care about the Russia investigation as the latest poll has Trump's job approval jump to 50%

I didn't like him in 2016 but he has grown on me as hasn't started any wars and didn't start a conflict with Russia in Syria which allowed the Syrians and Russians to destroy ISIS. I also support his efforts in attempting to find resolution with North Korea. 

I hope he remains president until 2024. The last thing we need is another war monger like Bush as president.

 

 

The last thing we need is a lying, psychopathic, belittling, sexist, racist, petty, vain, insulting, narcissistic, capricious a$$hole in the White House. What has happened to the standards of decency and civility in society? How can anyone in their right mind possibly think that a person as damaged as Donald Trump should be held up as a model for anything? He is a despicable human being. He singles out people he perceives as enemies and subjects them to humiliating taunts about their personal appearance, especially if they happen to have a visible disability. How can anyone with any sense of propriety possibly think this is something admirable or even acceptable? 

 

Here is his recent assessment of House member Adam Schiff:

 

"That caught Trump’s attention, making him a target of presidential derision with jeering nicknames like “liddle,” “sleazy,” and “Adam Schitt.” In recent days, the president tried out the “pencil neck” insult at a White House meeting with House Republicans before using it at Thursday’s rally, according to a White House official who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss private conversations.

 

“He’s got the smallest, thinnest neck I’ve ever seen,” Trump said. “He is not a long-ball hitter.”

 

The official Trump campaign on Friday rolled out a T-shirt with an image of Schiff with a pencil for a neck and a red ball on his nose."

 

Trump is a vile, disgusting human being who wallows in the gutter. His reign will be marked by future historians as the Fall of the West. If you seriously believe he is fit to be president of anything, you are seriously deluded.

 

 

 

 

 

 





I don't think there is ever a bad time to talk about how absurd war is, how old men make decisions and young people die. - George Clooney
 


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  # 2207696 30-Mar-2019 13:37
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Sideface:

 

NZGamingIcon:

 

Looks like I was wrong, people do care about the Russia investigation as the latest poll has Trump's job approval jump to 50% ...

 

 

 

 

The Washington Post - For the ninth time, Trump celebrates hitting 50 percent approval

 

March 29 at 2:09 PM

 


Late Thursday night, on his way to Mar-a-Lago after a rally in Michigan, President Trump tweeted a celebratory image about his popularity.

 

As a general rule, a 50 percent approval rating isn’t exactly spectacular, suggesting, as it does, that only half the country supports what you’re doing. ...

 

It’s worth pointing out, too, that this 50 percent number comes from Rasmussen Reports, a pollster that has consistently shown Trump with higher approval ratings than other polls.

 

... on 99.6 percent of days when Rasmussen released a daily approval poll number, its value was higher than the RealClearPolitics average of approval polls. [see below]

 


 

 



Rasmussen is the only poll that has consistently tracked presidential job approval.

Rasmussen was also the most accurate in terms of the 2016 election. In the 2016 election they gave Hillary Clinton a 2% lead in the popular vote, she won the popular vote by 1%.

Do you remember the polling in 2016? According the the polls Trump had no chance to win Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania.

You might not like Rasmussen polling, but history disagrees with you.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2207702 30-Mar-2019 13:43
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Rikkitic:

 

NZGamingIcon:

 

Looks like I was wrong, people do care about the Russia investigation as the latest poll has Trump's job approval jump to 50%

I didn't like him in 2016 but he has grown on me as hasn't started any wars and didn't start a conflict with Russia in Syria which allowed the Syrians and Russians to destroy ISIS. I also support his efforts in attempting to find resolution with North Korea. 

I hope he remains president until 2024. The last thing we need is another war monger like Bush as president.

 

 

The last thing we need is a lying, psychopathic, belittling, sexist, racist, petty, vain, insulting, narcissistic, capricious a$$hole in the White House. What has happened to the standards of decency and civility in society? How can anyone in their right mind possibly think that a person as damaged as Donald Trump should be held up as a model for anything? He is a despicable human being. He singles out people he perceives as enemies and subjects them to humiliating taunts about their personal appearance, especially if they happen to have a visible disability. How can anyone with any sense of propriety possibly think this is something admirable or even acceptable? 

 

Here is his recent assessment of House member Adam Schiff:

 

"That caught Trump’s attention, making him a target of presidential derision with jeering nicknames like “liddle,” “sleazy,” and “Adam Schitt.” In recent days, the president tried out the “pencil neck” insult at a White House meeting with House Republicans before using it at Thursday’s rally, according to a White House official who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss private conversations.

 

“He’s got the smallest, thinnest neck I’ve ever seen,” Trump said. “He is not a long-ball hitter.”

 

The official Trump campaign on Friday rolled out a T-shirt with an image of Schiff with a pencil for a neck and a red ball on his nose."

 

Trump is a vile, disgusting human being who wallows in the gutter. His reign will be marked by future historians as the Fall of the West. If you seriously believe he is fit to be president of anything, you are seriously deluded.

 

 

 



I don't really care about name calling, and I certainly don't care about any US politicians feelings. I'm more concerned about real issues that matter to me like peace in the middle east. 


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  # 2207716 30-Mar-2019 14:36
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I don't really care about name calling, and I certainly don't care about any US politicians feelings. I'm more concerned about real issues that matter to me like peace in the middle east. 

 

 

You should care about things like basic human values but even if you don't, the Southpark sh¡t-spewing duck would offer a better option for world peace than someone with as little intelligence and impulse control as Donald Trump. 

 

 

 

 





I don't think there is ever a bad time to talk about how absurd war is, how old men make decisions and young people die. - George Clooney
 


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  # 2207718 30-Mar-2019 14:45
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NZGamingIcon:

Rasmussen is the only poll that has consistently tracked presidential job approval.

Rasmussen was also the most accurate in terms of the 2016 election. In the 2016 election they gave Hillary Clinton a 2% lead in the popular vote, she won the popular vote by 1%.

Do you remember the polling in 2016? According the the polls Trump had no chance to win Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania.

You might not like Rasmussen polling, but history disagrees with you.

 


 

Where to start? How about here:

 

A December 2018 article by political writer and analyst Harry Enten called Rasmussen the least accurate pollster in the 2018 midterm elections after stating Rasmussen had projected the Republicans to come ahead nationally by one point, while at the time Democrats were actually winning the national House vote by 8.6 points - an error of nearly 10 points.[93]

 

 

 

 





I don't think there is ever a bad time to talk about how absurd war is, how old men make decisions and young people die. - George Clooney
 


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  # 2207719 30-Mar-2019 14:46
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Middle East peace is an admirable goal but let's face reality: thousands of years of history seem to make it unlikely in our lifetime. The best that can be hoped is to not aggravate the situation. For example the United States recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel without asking for Israeli concessions seems like a bad deal.

Most people concerns are more local: affordable and accessible healthcare, clean water, safe food, reasonably priced housing and education, job security, some kind of retirement safety net and low crime.

Then less tangibles: freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, international peace, ...

I could fill pages about any one of these, but here's an article on the Republican, and Trump's obsession with getting rid of the last of Obama's legacy: healthcare.

https://www.salon.com/2019/03/29/donald-trumps-health-care-lie-too-big-for-the-base-to-swallow/

Donald Trump's health care lie: Too big for the base to swallow?

There's nothing close to a GOP replacement for Obamacare, but Trump hopes to bullsh1t voters into believing otherwise
By Amanda Marcotte

After nearly a decade of manipulating the political system in order to undermine the Affordable Care Act (ACA), widely known as "Obamacare," it seems that Republicans are on the verge of getting their way. A new court challenge demanding a full overturn of the ACA suddenly appears to have a chance of succeeding. On legal merits, the challenge is ridiculous and should, in a sane world, have been thrown out long ago. But Republicans have spent years packing the courts with right-wing ideologues and demonizing this signature Democratic legislation. So the stars have aligned and the already rickety American health care system is in very real danger of falling apart.

In a twist worthy of one of your better fairy tales, however, Republicans seem worried about the victory they've worked so hard to achieve. It was one thing to demonize Obamacare back when most voters had no idea how it worked. The Republican base knew only that it was tainted by its association with the first black president, and that was enough. But now that people are experiencing the benefits — subsidies, easier access to Medicaid, regulations that make private insurance more manageable and effective — they're not going to be happy with the party that takes it all away.

Now the GOP faces a dilemma that is turning wealthy white elitist against wealthy white elitist: How can they take away people's health care without those people getting mad about it? Is such a thing even possible?

It appears Republicans are sorting into two camps on this question. The first camp, the realists, believe that while it's easy to snooker people with lies about immigration or terrorism, people tend not to be as easily deceived about whether they've lost their own health insurance. The second camp, the BS artists, believe they can bamboozle people, especially white people in red states, about anything. Essentially, they think that if you tell those folks that they're getting health insurance, they may not notice that they don't actually have it.

Unsurprisingly, the B.S. artists are being led by Donald Trump and his chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, who pushed for the Department of Justice to back a lawsuit meant to overturn the ACA in its entirety. If this move works as intended, it will at least 21 million Americans will lose health insurance, and possibly far more, when taking into account ACA provisions requiring plans to cover pre-existing conditions and young people up to 26 on their parents' plans.

Trump's strategy for dealing with this problem is straightforward: Lie about it and hope that his base voters love him so much they agree to believe the lie, even as their health care access disappears.

"If the Supreme Court rules that Obamacare is out, we will have a plan that is far better than Obamacare," Trump told reporters on Wednesday from the Oval Office.

He repeated the claim to reporters on Thursday and again in a rally on Thursday night in Michigan, saying, "Republicans want you to have an affordable plan that is just right for you."

Vice President Mike Pence's office has joined in, sending out an aide to tell reporters that the "president will be putting forward plans this year that we hope to introduce into Congress."

Trump went so far as to hold a phone conference with Republican senators Tuesday, during which he encouraged them to come up with a replacement plan for Obamacare.

All this maneuvering, however, needs to understood strictly as theater, meant to hoodwink voters into thinking that Trump wants to save their health care. Of course, he has no plan to do that, and there's no reason to believe he truly intends to come up with one. Even if Trump does have some vague idea that Republicans can just toss out Obamacare and then pass a new bill that is basically Obamacare under a different name, there's no indication that he or the members of his administration are interested in actually doing the work required to make that happen. So this should all be understood as an effort to trick people into not noticing that health care is suddenly a lot harder to get.
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  # 2207720 30-Mar-2019 14:53
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Rikkitic:

 

NZGamingIcon:

I don't really care about name calling, and I certainly don't care about any US politicians feelings. I'm more concerned about real issues that matter to me like peace in the middle east. 

 

 

You should care about things like basic human values but even if you don't, the Southpark sh¡t-spewing duck would offer a better option for world peace than someone with as little intelligence and impulse control as Donald Trump. 

 



And you should care about the human value and life of the people of the middle east. Stop worry about superficial issues like the feelings of Adam Schiff.


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  # 2207725 30-Mar-2019 14:58
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kingdragonfly:

Donald Trump's health care lie: Too big for the base to swallow?

There's nothing close to a GOP replacement for Obamacare, but Trump hopes to bullsh1t voters into believing otherwise ...



 





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  # 2207727 30-Mar-2019 15:06
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Joe Biden could of probably ran in 2016 but not today with the #metoo movement. Most of the articles I'm seeing about him are about him touching and kissing people inappropriately.  Here's a good article which sums it up accurately - https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/3/29/18241598/joe-biden-lucy-flores-touching-women-media-history-explained

I think Beto will be the choice of the democrats, as I have a suspicion that Bernie Sanders will get screwed again by the DNC.


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  # 2207728 30-Mar-2019 15:07
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Rikkitic:

 

NZGamingIcon:

I don't really care about name calling, and I certainly don't care about any US politicians feelings. I'm more concerned about real issues that matter to me like peace in the middle east. 

 

 

You should care about things like basic human values but even if you don't, the Southpark sh¡t-spewing duck would offer a better option for world peace than someone with as little intelligence and impulse control as Donald Trump. 

 



And you should care about the human value and life of the people of the middle east. Stop worry about superficial issues like the feelings of Adam Schiff.

 

 

What do you possibly think Trump or his weird son-in-law can do to facilitate peace in the Middle East? Or is your idea of 'peace' synonymous with Israeli hegemony and driving the Palestinians into the sea?

 

 





I don't think there is ever a bad time to talk about how absurd war is, how old men make decisions and young people die. - George Clooney
 


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