February 26, 2017

New DNC chair admits Democratic Party primaries were rigged. “We heard loudly and clearly yesterday from Bernie supporters that the process was rigged, and it was. And you’ve got to be honest about it.”   http://observer.com/2017/02/dnc-chair-candidate-tom-perez-admits-democratic-primaries-rigged/   UPDATE: Progressives say party missed another chance for change. “Democratic leaders were at a crossroads and today they chose to continue the failed Clinton strategy of prioritizing wealthy donors over the activist base.”   http://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/02/25/incredibly-disappointing-democrats-choose-tom-perez-head-party

Son of Muhammad Ali reportedly detained for two hours by CBP agents. “This is a U.S. citizen, born in Philadelphia. They have no right to inquire into his religion. This is outrageous; what’s going on in this country?”   http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/muhammad-ali-jr-detained-airport-asked-about-being-muslim-lawyer-n725571

Sanders accuses Trump of deceiving the public. “Instead of draining the swamp, he has brought the entire swamp into his administration.”   http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article135050379.html

Foreign students say they have cancelled plans to study in the U.S. after immigrant shootings in Kansas. “I would be scared to study in the U.S.”   https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/everyones-nervous-some-students-in-india-rethink-us-study-plans-after-kansas-shooting/2017/02/25/767041f4-c584-4c45-8913-838c7d6d7166_story.html

Kansas gunman reportedly asked victims if they were in the U.S. legally.  “A man injured in a fatal shooting in suburban Kansas City that witnesses say was racially motivated has said the alleged gunman asked two of the victims about their visa status before returning and opening fire, killing one and wounding another.”   https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/25/kansas-shooting-injured-man-suspect-visas

Trump accuses press of “making up” information when they use sources who don’t wish to be named. “They are the enemy of the people, because they have no sources. They just make them up when there are none.”    https://origin-nyi.thehill.com/homenews/campaign/321127-five-takeaways-from-cpac

Anderson Cooper calls out Trump on use of unnamed sources. “We’ve discovered at least five occasions, mainly questioning President Obama’s citizenship, when then-citizen Trump cited either “an extremely credible source” or “a confidential source” without naming him or her.”   http://www.rawstory.com/2017/02/anderson-cooper-calls-out-donald-trump-for-citing-anonymous-sources-before-railing-against-them/

The Deep State goes much deeper than national security bureaucrats, says journalist. “It isn’t just entrenched mid-level bureaucrats, soldiers and spies who make up the Deep State — it is also the extremely wealthy who ultimately manipulate and influence these pawns on the board of power.”   http://whowhatwhy.org/2017/02/22/russ-baker-medias-deep-state-conversion-moment/

Why Obama’s nuclear disarmament plan never saw the light of day. “Bechtel and the (Los Alamos (LANS) and Livermore (LLNS) weapons) labs had billions to lose if Obama’s arms control initiatives curbed their long-term multibillion-dollar financial commitments from the DOE.”   http://whowhatwhy.org/2017/02/23/classic-plan-nuclear-free-world-sabotaged/

Sanders skewers Trump tweet. Trump: “Maybe the millions of people who voted to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN should have their own rally. It would be the biggest of them all!” Sanders: “They did. It wasn’t.” (with link to a photo of Trump’s inauguration crowd)   http://www.rawstory.com/2017/02/bernie-sanders-brilliantly-trolls-trump-on-twitter-after-president-claims-biggest-of-them-all-rally/

Government of Kuwait will be holding it’s National Day bash at the Trump International Hotel this year, at an estimated cost of $40,000 to $60,000. “The ethics experts say Trump is still technically a recipient of payments to his hotels because he still has an ownership interest in them.”   http://www.rawstory.com/2017/02/kuwait-could-pay-up-to-60000-for-party-at-trump-hotel-in-washington/

Breitbart owners unmasked in process of obtaining Capitol Hill press credentials. “According to BuzzFeed’s Steve Perlberg, who live-tweeted the meeting, (Breitbart CEO Larry) Solov revealed that the owners are himself, founder Andrew Breitbart’s widow, Susie Breitbart, and the Republican megadonor family the Mercers.”   http://www.politico.com/blogs/on-media/2017/02/breitbart-reveals-owners-ceo-larry-solov-mercer-family-and-susie-breitrbart-235358

The NRA’s Wayne LaPierre goes berserk at conservative gathering. With Obama gone and no longer able to seize our guns, America now has new enemies. According to the Washington Post, these are “a nebulous and vastly overstated violent left, working in partnership with the “left-wing media” and a judiciary that does “violence to the Constitution’s separation of powers” by opposing President Trump’s executive orders.”   https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2017/02/24/the-head-of-nra-defines-his-new-enemies-the-violent-left-and-judges-who-do-violence-to-the-constitution/   And these paid, “violent” and “Marxist” protesters are supposedly funded by “billions” – from a wealthy, Jewish investor!

 

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February 26, 2017

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