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Senate Advances Trump Court Pick Who Fought Marriage Equality For Years

Nielson was also one of the guys behind George W. Bush’s torture memos. He’s about to be a lifetime federal judge.
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America is ready for a gay president

I was at a political fundraiser in 2007, in the company of several deep-pocketed longtime donors. President George W. Bush was near the end of his second term and much of the conversation wasn't about the anemic economy, the wars we were engaged in or the policies of the people vying to take his place.
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We Need A Strong, Focused And Reformed National Rifle Association

Following up his bomb on the NRA BoD, Lt. Col. West updates us and fills in the gaps. As a Battalion Commander in the 4th Infantry Division, 2d Battalion, 20th Field Artillery, I told my soldiers, before we deployed to Iraq, that the most expendable person in the unit was me. No single individual is more important than the unit they are called upon to serve. America needs the National Rifle Association in these troublesome times. But our Constitutional Republic needs the NRA focused on its core ...
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America is ready for a gay president

I was at a political fundraiser in 2007, in the company of several deep-pocketed longtime donors. President George W. Bush was near the end of his second term and much of the conversation wasn't about the anemic economy, the wars we were engaged in or the policies of the people vying to take his place.
Tags: News, America, Stories, George W Bush


Opinion: Democrats, America is ready for a gay president

I was at a political fundraiser in 2007, in the company of several deep-pocketed longtime donors. President George W. Bush was near the end of his second term and much of the conversation wasn't about the anemic economy, the wars we were engaged in or the policies of the people vying to take his place.
Tags: News, America, Stories, George W Bush


The Trump administration is still dealing with the fallout of George W. Bush's charge to depose Saddam Hussein

"The President has made his position eminently clear, and in the next weeks and months, we shall see what we shall see," said John Bolton.
Tags: News, Stories, George W Bush, Saddam Hussein, Trump


Defeating A Real Nuclear Threat

Opinion Defeating A Real Nuclear Threat USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- In 2014, during the Syrian civil war, ISIS occupied a site in the Syrian desert which once held a nuclear weapons facility. It reportedly had been built for the Syrians with North Korean help. If that reactor had been there, ISIS might have had a capability to inflict terrifyingly massive casualties. However, seven years earlier, in September 2007, Israel launched a secret air attack against this obscure site in the Syrian desert...
Tags: Isis, Guns, Washington, Iraq, Israel, US, America, Iran, Syria, Afghanistan, Vienna, United States, Ian Fleming, Republican Party, Assad, George W Bush


'The Big Bang Theory' goes out with a … well, you know

TV’s top-rated comedy closed up shop Thursday night in front of a predictably super-sized audience, as “The Big Bang Theory” ended its 12-season run on CBS with an average draw of 18.5 million viewers. The final chapter in Chuck Lorre’s landmark comedy series was its most-watched episode in five years. Along with the sheer reach of the finale, the one-hour broadcast also put up some enviable demo numbers, averaging 5.9 million adults 25-54, good for a 4.9 rating among CBS’s target audience, a...
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United States: Email's Nine Lives - Fenwick & West LLP

The original impetus was this AP article in which I had been quoted about missing White House emails during George W. Bush's administration.
Tags: News, White House, United States, George W Bush, Fenwick, West LLP


Lee Greenwood Performs At 107th Annual First Lady’s Luncheon Honoring Mrs. Trump

For the second year in a row, Greenwood delivered an inspiring rendition of ‘God Bless The U.S.A.’ to over 1,8000 esteemed members and guests at the Washington Hilton on behalf of The Congressional Club. Luncheon entertainment also featured moving performances from Michael W. Smith and Nicole C. Mullen. Lee Greenwood Performs At 107th Annual First Lady’s Luncheon Honoring Mrs. Trump WASHINGTON, D.C. – -(AmmoLand.com)- Lee Greenwood delivered another distinguished performance of ‘God Bless Th...
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Nancy Pelosi Is Right: Trump’s Criminal Contempt of Congress Is a Constitutional Crisis

Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast“The House of Representatives…shall have the sole Power of Impeachment.” —U.S. Constitution (1789) “…no person can be punished for contumacy as a witness before either house, unless his testimony is required in a matter into which that house has jurisdiction to inquire…” —Kilbourn v. Thompson (1880)"… neither the doctrine of separation of powers, nor the need for confidentiality of high-level communications, without more, can sustain an abs...
Tags: England, News, Supreme Court, Obama, Congress, Eric Holder, White House, Bette Davis, United States, Ford, Washington Dc, House, House Of Representatives, Arizona, Davis, Nancy Pelosi


Former national economic council director tells House Republicans an analysis rated Trump a '10-out-of-10 narcissist'

Larry Lindsey, the national economic council director under former President George W. Bush, delivered a presentation on US-China trade talks to senior House Republicans on Tuesday and said that as part of his analysis of the talks he enlisted the services of two psychiatrists to analyze President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping, according to two sources.
Tags: Cnn, Xi Jinping, House, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Trump, US China, Larry Lindsey


Ex-Bush official tells House GOP an analysis rated Trump a '10-out-of-10 narcissist'

Larry Lindsey, the national economic council director under former President George W. Bush, delivered a presentation on US-China trade talks to senior House Republicans on Tuesday and said that as part of his analysis of the talks he enlisted the services of two psychiatrists to analyze President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping, according to two sources.
Tags: News, Xi Jinping, House, Stories, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Trump, Bush, House Gop, US China, Larry Lindsey


John Roberts has voted for restrictions on abortion. Will he overturn Roe v. Wade?

The 64-year-old appointee of George W. Bush has never endorsed abortion rights or ever voted to invalidate a tough regulation.
Tags: Cnn, George W Bush, John Roberts


John Bolton, Far Worse Than You Realize

Looking at the escalating (US-created) crisis with Iran, one thing I realize is that a lot of people do not quite know who John Bolton is. They assume – rightly – that anyone in the Trump orbit must be either a moral weakling, a crazy person or someone with one foot out the door. All true. But John Bolton is a unique and uniquely dangerous character. To give some perspective, back during George W. Bush’s second term, Bush nominated Bolton to serve as UN Ambassador. That was in 2006 and with a GO...
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Surplus and Deficit: Resources of Legitimation in the “Crisis of Democracy”

For the symposium on Sanford Levinson and Jack M. Balkin, Democracy and Dysfunction (University of Chicago Press, 2019). Jedediah Britton-Purdy [*] This long post sketches two thoughts prompted by time with the wide-ranging, provocative, and fecund letters that make up Democracy and Dysfunction. The first thought is that U.S. politics exhibits a surplus of claims to political authority--the right to rule. I suggest that this surplus is both a worse thing than many constitutional commentators...
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Trump's attempts to rally allies against Iran falls flat with UK official who says there's no threat

As the Trump administration draws up war plans against Iran over what it says are threats to US troops and interests, a senior British military official told reporters at the Pentagon on Tuesday that he saw no increased risk from Iran or allied militias in Iraq or Syria.A few hours later, the US Central Command issued an unusual rebuke. The remarks from the British official — Major General Chris Ghika, who is also the deputy commander of the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State — run “cou...
Tags: Europe, UK, News, Washington, Saudi Arabia, Islamic State, Iraq, Defense, US, European Union, Iran, Syria, United States, New York Times, Middle East, United Arab Emirates


Trump administration planning Iran military response that echoes Iraq invasion

At a meeting of President Donald Trump’s top national security aides last Thursday, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan presented an updated military plan that envisions sending as many as 120,000 troops to the Middle East should Iran attack US forces or accelerate work on nuclear weapons, administration officials said.The revisions were ordered by hard-liners led by John Bolton, Mr Trump’s national security adviser. It does not call for a land invasion of Iran, which would require vastly ...
Tags: News, Washington, Iraq, US, Iran, Syria, Afghanistan, United States, New York Times, Middle East, Bolton, Tehran, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Trump, State


US and Russia to discuss fate of Venezuela amid reports Putin will not prop up Maduro

Nicolas Maduro’s future will be weighed up today by two key players as Vladimir Putin and Mike Pompeo meet in Russia to discuss Venezuela’s fate. Mr Pompeo, on his first visit to Russia as secretary of state, travels to Sochi armed with the knowledge Mr Putin is not committed to propping up Mr Maduro. “Vladimir Putin detests Nicolas Maduro,” one Venezuelan source with decades of dealings with Russia told The Telegraph. “It’s just a question of how to get out of this mess.” Until recently Russia ...
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, White House, Russia, US, Ukraine, Moscow, Angola, Venezuela, State Department, Fidel Castro, Donald Trump, Sochi, Nicolás Maduro, George W Bush


US Government Rings Up Another Whistleblower On Espionage Charges (techdirt)

Because our government enjoys punishing people far more than it enjoys accountability, the DOJ is prosecuting another whistleblower. A former language analyst for the Air Force and NSA has been charged with espionage for leaking documents detailing the government's drone assassination program to The Intercept. 31-year-old David Hale is the whistleblower at the center of the DOJ's latest prosecution. This now puts the Trump Administration at the top of the list for most journalist sources prose...
Tags: News, Snowden, Nsa, US, Fbi, United States, Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, Somalia, Air Force, Yemen, Doj, Citizenfour, George W Bush, Justice Department, Trump


Jenna Welch, Laura Bush’s Mother, Dies at 99

Her $8,000 loss in the Enron scandal was cited by George W. Bush in distancing himself from campaign contributors in the energy industry.
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The United States Constitution is Not Dysfunctional

For the symposium on Sanford Levinson and Jack M. Balkin, Democracy and Dysfunction (University of Chicago Press, 2019).Steven G. Calabresi May 12, 2019 Providence, Rhode Island Dear Jack and Sandy: Thank you enormously for inviting me to comment on your new book.  While I believe the U.S. constitutional system is badly in need of some reforms, I think the U.S. Constitution, as amended, is the best such document in any of the G-20 constitutional democracies today, and I think you bo...
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Losing income tax privacy is a real danger: Ron Paul

Last week the New York Times published some of President Trump’s 1980s and 1990s tax return information. The information detailed President Trump’s financial difficulties during that time. While you would not know it from reading some media reports, this is old news. In fact, President Trump openly discussed his financial difficulties on his popular reality television show. What should be of great concern is the possibility that the person who leaked the returns — who the paper says has legal ac...
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Trump to meet Hungary's nationalist prime minister Viktor Orbán– live

Viktor Orbán was snubbed by the Obama administration, which accused him of weakening democracy and is known for his anti-migration rhetoricSign up to the US briefing and get a new perspective 2.56pm BST So what’s so special about that Orbán meeting? Well for one thing it fits into a pattern of Trump cosying up to authoritarian leaders – see Vladimir Putin, Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro and Saudi Arabia’s Mohammed bin Salman, to name but three.Orbán, the far-right Hungarian prime minister, has been...
Tags: Vladimir Putin, Obama, Saudi Arabia, China, US, Barack Obama, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Hungary, US politics, Brazil, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Trump, Mohammed bin Salman


Define A Brand Strategy To Build Your Business Value

by Lindsay Pedersen, author of “Forging An Ironclad Brand: A Leader’s Guide“ Strategy has become a word so overused that it’s borderline comical. Remember the SNL skit that satirized George W Bush, when asked to summarize the best argument for his campaign, and he responded, “strategery”? Notwithstanding the mocking mispronunciation of “strategery,” strategy is a word that is easy to say and harder to do. At its most basic, strategy is the encapsulation of how one will achieve a given aim. It i...
Tags: Startups, France, George W Bush, Collins, Branding, Business Advice, Thinking Aloud, Branding Strategy, Jason Stoffer, Lindsay Pedersen, Great Jim Collins, Starbucks Clorox Zulily T Mobile


Are All the World’s Problems Ours?

Are All the World's Problems Ours? U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- In 2003, George W. Bush took us to war to liberate Iraq from the despotism of Saddam Hussein and convert that nation into a beacon of freedom and prosperity in the Middle East. Tuesday, Mike Pompeo flew clandestinely into Baghdad, met with the prime minister and flew out in four hours. The visit was kept secret, to prevent an attack on the Americans or the secretary of state. Query: How successful was Operation Iraqi Freedom, which c...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Guns, Congress, Washington, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, La, China, Iraq, Russia, Iran, Ukraine, Afghanistan, Canada, United States


Trump to nominate ex-Boeing executive Shanahan for top Pentagon post

By ROBERT BURNS and LOLITA C. BALDOR WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Thursday said he will nominate Patrick Shanahan to be his second secretary of defense, putting an end to months of speculation about the former Boeing executive’s standing in the administration. Shanahan has been leading the Pentagon as acting secretary since Jan. 1, a highly unusual arrangement for arguably the most sensitive Cabinet position. He took over after Jim Mattis resigned. “Acting Secretary Shanahan has proven...
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The ‘Picture File’?

In another impromptu White House appearance just now, President Trump went off on special counsel Robert Mueller all over again. In an especially bonkers moment, the President lamented the friendship between Mueller and fired FBI Director James Comey, citing a “picture file.” “They were supposedly best friends,” Trump said. “You look at the picture file and you see hundreds of pictures of him and Comey.” What is he talking about? A picture file? There’s really no way to know what’s going on i...
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Co-founder of Facebook calls for breakup of Facebook

Chris Hughes co-founded Facebook with Mark Zukerberg, and describes Zuckerberg in warm terms as a friend, but in a long op-ed for the New York Times, Hughes calls for the breakup of Facebook and identifies Zuckerberg's shortsighted prioritization of "clicks" instead of "security and civility" for the platform's toxicity, blaming the company's unusual share structure (which gives Zuckerberg an absolute veto over all matters of company policy despite holding a minority of its shares) for a situat...
Tags: Facebook, Post, Happy Mutants, News, Instagram, Microsoft, Congress, Reagan, Antitrust, Ibm, George W Bush, Chris Hughes, Justice Department, Ftc, Zuckerberg, Mark Zukerberg


Valerie Plame Launches Congressional Bid In New Mexico

Valerie Plame, the former CIA operative whose name was leaked during the George W. Bush administration, on Thursday launched a campaign for a House seat representing northern New Mexico. “Over 10 years ago, I chose to make New Mexico my home and it has become my heart. I have lived all over the world and have never felt more connected to a place and its special people than in The Land of Enchantment,” Plame said in a statement on her campaign website. “Our state is magical in many ways and I ...
Tags: News, Iraq, House, New Mexico, Cia, Dc, George W Bush, Trump, Caitlin Macneal, Lewis, Libby, 2020 Elections, Valerie Plame, Plame, JOSEPH WILSON, The Land of Enchantment Plame