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Trump's pick for labor secretary admits to employing illegal immigrant | Reuters
U.S. President Donald Trump's choice to lead the Labor Department admitted to employing an undocumented immigrant as a house cleaner, the kind of revelation that derailed Cabinet nominees in previous administrations.
Let this sink in. The nominee for labor had employed illegal labor.
     
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Trump's pick for Army Secretary drops out
President Trump’s nominee to lead the Army abruptly withdrew his name from consideration late Friday night, citing his inability to get around strict Defense Department rules concerning his family businesses.
He had planned to transfer ownership to other family members but turn over operations responsibilities to the team’s vice chairman, but that arrangement did not meet Pentagon requirements, according to sources.
     
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
The Pentagon has different, more stringent rules, apparently. That doesn't seem to be too difficult to figure out.
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Ah, there it is.

Is there a qualification that stands out for you in particular?
She ticks off the National Education Association.
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Here I thought you were being sarcastic with your NEA comments, you are serious? Does NEA stand for something aside from National Endowment for the Arts? If not, you mean dancers and artists are behind the scenes manipulating government?

Wha?
Anyway...
That would be the National Education Association.
What are DeVos qualifications? Education? Experience? or does the only issue, skill, or qualification that matters to you, is abortion?
For Sec. of Ed, no. HHS sec. on the other hand, yes. DeVos' main qualification is she frightens the teachers unions. She represents a threat to the "warm fuzzy" education system they have been running for the last 40 years. I'm amazed to watch as Jesse Watters and Jay Leno ask people basic history question and many can't answer them.

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She ticks off the National Education Association.
That's not a qualification. Qualifications are things like something you put on a resume. Pissing off the NEA does nothing to improve education or schools or funding, etc.
     
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NSFW - Biting satire with great insight
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Feb 15, 2017, 02:40 PM
 
Pudzers out, if anyone gives as shit, on either side
     
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Feb 15, 2017, 02:51 PM
 
He had an easy to make fun of name. Many cheap shots died this morning.
     
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Schumer did have a pretty sick burn tho
     
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Carpet burn? No doubt.
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Feb 21, 2017, 10:18 AM
 
McMaster seems to be a damn good pick. And that's without considering who he's replacing.
     
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I forgot, Pruitt, EPA head, lied to congress about not using private email for govt business
     
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Tillerson Says He’s ‘Not a Big Media Press Access Person’ | Mediaite
I’m not a big media press access person. I personally don’t need it. I understand it’s important to get the message of what we’re doing out, but I also think there’s only a purpose in getting the message out when there’s something to be done. And so we have a lot of work to do, and when we’re ready to talk about what we’re trying to do, I will be available to talk to people.
Can someone please send a memo to Rex about why the media covers him? He seems to be utterly confused.
     
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Tillerson rebuts 'fatigue' reports: South Korea 'never invited us for dinner' - POLITICO
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson denied reports in South Korean media outlets that he did not dine with the country's officials due to "fatigue" on a leg of his Asia trip, according to an interview published Saturday.
Perhaps this could have been avoided if you had US press traveling with you.
     
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Oh boy.
     
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
I assume its a way for Trump to look like a tough guy and sound like he's being original and responsible by questioning a long standing arrangement that costs a lot of money. Also when the US intervenes somewhere by themselves, they probably have more freedom to exploit the aftermath for resources, business opportunities and profits than they do when the action is part of a NATO initiative.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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WHY DID HE TAKE THE JOB
     
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Mar 31, 2017, 11:34 AM
 
You'd be just fine with his aspergers if he was a Democrat.
     
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You'd be just fine with his aspergers if he was a Democrat.
I mean, I certainly could give the guy a pass if he was in a different position or some intellectual powerhouse
     
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Would it surprise you if I said this story triggers my bullshit detector?
     
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No. It does seem far fetched.
     
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https://twitter.com/NBCNightlyNews/s...97449302859777
BREAKING: US secretary of State refuses to comment when asked for response to chemical attack massacre in Syria.
Maybe the admin is muddling things up, making him look like an idiot. Which is better than if he's actually this dumb.
     
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Apparently this is a paraphrase of FDR?
     
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Apr 4, 2017, 10:07 PM
 
Serious question.

What is there to say?
     
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"As we have said before, North Korea is being a jerk. "
     
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What did saying it before accomplish? Certainly not stopping them.
     
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The statement is for us, not them.
     
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I apologize if this is an annoying question, but what should we be told?
     
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Apr 5, 2017, 12:20 PM
 
What, if anything, our govt is doing about it; if we are not doing anything, then what our stance is on it (deplorable suspicious acts of hostile country/commendable testing shows innovations in partner country). Context.

Does that memo answer the populaces "oh sh** do we panic now?" question?
     
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I apologize if this is an annoying question, but what should we be told?
No it's completely fair. At best it should be reassuring. At worst it should help us brace for what may come.

This is somewhat enigmatic and given its historical background kind of terrifying.
IMO. I haven't given it that much thought.
     
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Problem 1: It's vague.
Problem 2: It seems defensive, chip on shoulder, "I already TOLD YOU MOM" bratty.
Problem 3: Why be any of these things? It seems incompetent.
     
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Apr 5, 2017, 02:09 PM
 
I'm assuming that being vague, lacking of reassurances, etc., is the point of the gambit.

We're escalating. Your move China and North Korea.

If we're freaking out, so are they.
     
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Is the audience the American people, or China/NKorea?
     
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I think the only rational target is China.
     
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Someone's pushing the rumor both Bannon and Priebus are going to get ganked.
     
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There's so many rumors of palace intrigue it's ridiculous. Too much work to sort out
     
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I'm feeling lazy this morning, so here's a story I haven't read.

Alex Jones Is Starting to Think Kushner Is Illuminati
     
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I did look at the picture, though.



     
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Which naturally leads to

     
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Of course tillerson ditched his press pool while meeting with Putin.
     
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I can't wait til they add "Bombing Syria" to the list of Mar-a-lago after dinner entertainment.
     
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Also from last week: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world...=.ca9a1d298f78
In a Beijing ballroom, Kushner family pushes $500,000 ‘investor visa’ to wealthy Chinese

At Saturday’s event, attendee Wang Yun, a Chinese investor, said the Kushner family’s ties to Trump were an obvious part of the project’s appeal.

“Even though this is the project of the son-in-law’s family, of course it is still affiliated,” Wang said.
Journalists were initially seated at the back of the ballroom, but as the presentations got underway, a public-relations representative asked The Washington Post to leave, saying the presence of foreign reporters threatened the “stability” of the event.

At one point, organizers grabbed a reporter’s phone and backpack to try to force that person to leave. Later, as investors started leaving the ballroom, organizers physically surrounded attendees to prevent them from giving interviews.

Asked why reporters were asked to leave, a PR person who declined to identify herself said simply, “This is not the story we want.”
This is fine.
     
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Sheriff Clarke getting a position at Homeland Security.
     
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Looks like Mrs. Newt to be named Ambassador to the Holy See.
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nothing ironic there at all.
     
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What? That's got to be a nice gig.
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