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  1. channonc

    Trump executive bill to end family separation

    Sorry, she was boarding a plane to head to the border. The fact that she deplaned without it says one of two things happened: 1) she finally listened to her staff or 2) staff didn’t realize or was too afraid to correct her wardrobe choice until they were on the plane. This looked terrible and it’s even worse that the President doubled down on the wardrobe choice later.
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    Trump executive bill to end family separation

    More tone deafness from the first family. One question: where is Melania's staff? MIA? LINK
  3. channonc

    Trump executive bill to end family separation

    Budget and appropriations are used interchangeably too, it doesn’t make it accurate. It’s not a bill it’s an EO.
  4. channonc

    Trump executive bill to end family separation

    @NolaAuTiger not to nitpick but can you edit the title of the thread? Today an Executive Order (EO) was signed. Not a bill. A bill can only come from Congress.
  5. channonc

    Trump executive bill to end family separation

    No plans to reunify families torn apart. Families will still be prosecuted and will now be held in detention together “indefinitely”. And unless the court settlement is overturned, after 20 days these families will be split again. (I assume this Administration will not want to release them both after 20 days). From an NPR interview today: LINK
  6. And I'm sure he would consider himself pro-life. He's a disgusting, vile human being.
  7. channonc

    Sessions gets blowback

    And to be clear, this policy isn't the end of where they want to go. Politico is reporting that they want to take extreme measures against legal immigration. The most disturbing paragraph: Legal immigrants who pay taxes are next on the list. Just think about that...
  8. channonc

    Saluting the boss

    This isn't quite accurate. He does deliberately lie about anything and everything.
  9. Interesting... Full story: LINK
  10. Pot meet kettle. https://nyti.ms/2yoxMEI?smid=nytcore-ios-share
  11. channonc

    The Singapore Summit

    I'm not sure it's something they "couldn't do". I think NK has always wanted a meeting with a U.S. President because is legitimizes them on the world stage. But either way, I think it's unwise to announce that we will stop doing military exercises with South Korea before getting major concessions from them first, including nuclear inspectors. China has been pushing for us to stop military exercises if NK stopped missile testing. If President Trump is correct, and we in fact stop exercises with South Korea, China will have gotten what they wanted all along with nothing else in return from NK. But, I will give Trump credit. I think talks are better than no talks. I just wish he would have not promised so much for so little. But like I said in my first post. I really do hope it all works out in the end.
  12. Doesn't look good for the Foundation/Trump Org.
  13. channonc

    The Singapore Summit

    Completely agree, we gave away a lot for nothing more than promises that have been inked before and disregarded by NK. I just find it ironic that all the people that are saying that this is peace prize worthy were the same people that said we shouldn't be talking to the Castros in Cuba or that we shouldn't have done a deal with Iran.
  14. channonc

    The Singapore Summit

    This sums up my thoughts quite nicely. I'm skeptical at best about what all this eventually leads to, but honestly, I'm a "go for diplomacy first" person. So I'm fine with having the meeting, I just wish there was some consistency for folks on both sides. I was also fine with President Obama meeting with Cuba and loosening restrictions (I wish Congress would act there and let us just have some real trade with them by allowing our banks to do business there). I was also ok with the Iran deal. I thought it was as good as we could have gotten at the time. I fear though that we will be allowing them to now move full steam ahead on a nuclear program now that we have withdrawn from the deal. But, the breaking news out of Israel only solidifies my skepticism of the NK talks. Axios just reported: "...from Israel's foreign ministry raises doubts over President Trump's optimistic statements about his summit with Kim Jong-un, and determines the U.S. retreated from its positions on several issues relating to North Korea's nuclear program." Two main points: The summit left many question marks. There are substantive gaps between U.S. policy statements before the summit on the need for "full, irreversible and verifiable" denuclearization and the joint statement signed at the end of the summit, which only referred to "complete denuclearization." Trump's readiness to accept Kim's demand to halt U.S. military exercises with South Korea is a retreat by the U.S. and an acceptance of China's "freeze-for-freeze" approach. The Israeli foreign ministry analysts note that the U.S. had previously rejected the Chinese position. "Regardless of the smiles in the summit many in Japan, South Korea and the U.S. Congress doubt that North Korea is sincere in its intentions. Our assessment is that regardless of President Trump's statements about quick changes that are expected in North Korean policy, the road the real and substantive change, if it ever happens, will be long and slow." LINK
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    Sad News on Charles Krauthammer

    Sad indeed. Prayers for him and his family. As others mentioned, I didn’t agree with him on a lot, but found him to be very smart and interesting to listen to. A question, is there a reason this is in the “smack talk” section?