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The Final Dakar  (op)
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Jul 17, 2018, 10:34 PM
 
https://www.mediaite.com/tv/tucker-c...-to-defend-it/
Carlson first asked Trump, “What is the purpose of NATO right now?”

Trump talked again about how countries should be paying and said, “It’s not a new fact. This is something that people have known for a long time.”

At one point, Carlson posed this question to the President:

“Membership in NATO obligates the members to defend any other member that’s attacked. So let’s say Montenegro, which joined last year, is attacked. Why should my son go to Montenegro to defend it from attack?”

Trump agreed, saying, “I understand what you’re saying, I’ve asked the same question. Montenegro is a tiny country with very strong people.”
I was hoping making out of the NATO summit without Trump threatening to pull out was a relief but I guess there's still a chance.
     
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Jul 17, 2018, 10:58 PM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
What is the purpose of NATO right now?
We seek the Holy Grail.
     
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Jul 17, 2018, 11:20 PM
 
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/maine-g...ands-medicaid/
Maine's fiscally conservative governor says he'd rather go to jail before expanding Medicaid and putting the state in "red ink." Gov. Paul LePage made the remark Tuesday during a call-in on WVOM-FM.

Nearly three out of five voters last fall voted to expand Medicaid to 80,000 Mainers by July 2. Advocates are encouraging Mainers to sign up.

The Republican governor is fighting a court order requiring him to follow the voter-approved law and submit paperwork needed for Maine to receive federal funding. He successfully vetoed a bill to fund Maine's share of expansion with surplus and tobacco settlement funds.

https://wgme.com/news/local/gov-lepa...-1917-combined
The Republican governor has vetoed more bills approved by the Legislature than the combined total by all governors since Carl Elias Milliken, who took office in 1917. The Ottoman Empire fell five years later.
This guy certainly has secured himself a few footnotes in state history.
     
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Jul 18, 2018, 01:43 PM
 
that ******' guy. How will federal funding put the state in red ink?
     
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Jul 19, 2018, 09:41 AM
 
When do we get to find out what the **** was agreed to at the summit? Why isn't Trump touting those successes?
     
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So, if what I’m hearing about Paul Manafort’s personal life is true, fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a bumpy night.
     
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
When do we get to find out what the **** was agreed to at the summit? Why isn't Trump touting those successes?
We’ll know as soon as Putin tells him what they are.
     
 
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