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THE DANGER PRESENTED BY TRUMP WHITE HOUSE IGNORANCE

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When the President Is Ignorant of His Own Ignorance

By: Thomas B. Edsall March 30, 2017 The New York Times
How prepared is our president for the next great foreign, economic or terrorist crisis? After a little more than two months in office, President Trump has raised doubts about his ability to deal with what the former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld famously described as the “known unknowns” and the “unknown unknowns.” “President Trump seems to have no awareness whatsoever of what he does and does not know,”Steven Nadler, a professor of philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, wrote me. “He is ignorant of his own ignorance.” During his first 63 days in office, Trump made 317 “false or misleading claims,”according to The Washington Post. The FBI,the Treasury Departmentandtwo congressional committeesare probing whether Trump’s campaign aides and advisers — includingPaul Manafort, Carter Page,Roger StoneandMichael Flynnwere complicit in alleged Russian interference. Without …

DOES BRITISHER LOUISE MENSCH HAVE THE KEY TO RUSSAN INFLUENCE?

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WHO KNOWS IF THIS IS TRUE, BUT IT MIGHT EXPLAIN A HELL OF A LOT!


From:  The Palmer Report

Four and a half months ago, former British Parliament member and current political journalist Louise Mensch reported that she had an inside source confirming a FISA eavesdropping warrant which covered the Donald Trump’s campaign ties to Russia. It was met with skepticism by some at the time, but events have since unfolded to vindicate her original reporting and sourcing. Now Mensch is finally able to reveal the four Trump campaign people covered in the warrant – and Donald Trump himself is one of them.


As Mensch reported at the time, a judge issued the warrant against two Russian banks for alleged money laundering, not against any individual people – but four people from the Trump campaign were named within that warrant (source: Heat Street). Now that Congressman Devin Nunes has announced on live television this week that someone in the White House is under surveillance, and now that Boris Epshteyn…

POLITICAL IN-FIGHTING KILLS INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE HEARINGS?

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IT'S EXACTLY WHAT TRUMP WANTS US TO BELIEVE

This Morning's CNN Opening Remarks on House Intelligence Investigation:
"HOUSE RUSSIA INVESTIGATIONS COME TO A HALT DUE TO POLITICAL IN-FIGHTING"
If I were Sean Spicer, this is exactly how I would want you to see the current mess that is the Nunes' traitorism portrayed in the media.Setting aside the Administration’s contention that there is/are no Russian connections and that the many meetings, discussions, phone calls, emails Trump Teamers had with Russian agents were simply innocent run of the mill, nothing to get excited about, casual, friendly, no treasonous dealings at all, then one has to wonder why Nunes went to the White House to see the offending surveillance data, alert Trump, why he abruptly cancelled two hearings that were supposed to take place this week and why he has not revealed any information about what he alone of the Committee members has seen nor where it came from nor who, in fact, was implicated.
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DONALD J. TRUMP: THE SCIENCE DENIER PRESIDENT

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The Trump Administration’s War on Science
By: Editorial Board
The New York Times
March 27,2017

“Think of the marvels we can achieve if we simply set free the dreams of our people,” President Trump said in his speech to Congress last month, after summoning a list of technological triumphs from America’s past. “Cures to illnesses that have always plagued us,” and “American footprints on distant worlds.” Against those lofty promises, his first budget blueprint is a cramped document that sacrifices American innovation to small-bore politics, shortchanging basic scientific research across the government — from NASA to the Department of Energy to the National Institutes of Health — in ways that can only stifle invention and undercut the nation’s competitiveness. Meanwhile, more than 40 top government science positions, including that of presidential science adviser, remain vacant. Some research cuts, particularly to the N.I.H., aren’t likely to make it past Congress. But they show Mr. Trump…

OBAMACARE COLLAPSING? IMPLODING? IN A DEATH SIRPAL?

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INSURANCE COMPANIES PULLING OUT OF MONEY LOSING OBAMACARE EXCHANGES
U.S. Judge Finds That Aetna Deceived The Public About Its Reasons For Quitting Obamacare
By Michael Hiltzick
The Los Angeles Times
January 23, 2017

NOTE:  This article is from two months ago.  But did you see anything about the real reasons that Aetna was pulling out of the Obamacare Exchanges in the media?  I guess I missed it.  But Judge D. Bates ruled that the reason Aetna left the exchanges was not because of their stated reason that it was losing money as Aetna claimed.  Yet, this was one of the prime reasons that Republicans were decrying the collapse of Obamacare.  

Here's the LA Times article:  


Aetna claimed this summer that it was pulling out of all but four of the 15 states where it was Obamacare individual insurance because of a business decision — it was simply losing too much money on the Obamacare exchanges. Now a federal judge has ruled that that was a rank falsehood. In fact, says Judge John D. Bates, Aet…