The Politex Report #1208

TRUMP WATCH: Sat. Jan. 14

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Rep. John Lewis said that he does not view Trump as a “legitimate president” who won the election on his own terms https://t.co/mE5e21Mkpu

Rep. John Lewis on Russian Help: 'I Don't See Trump as a Legitimate President' - NBC News https://t.co/9WzCeuGCsC

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Trump "intimated that he may be ready to be complicit with Putin in the dismembement of the Western alliance." NYT https://t.co/LEb29yw6d4

"Lunacy": Trump officials hope/expecting E.U. to fall apart this year, U.S. envoy says. WP https://t.co/dEQEDLFqrW

Russia is trying to smash Nato, James Mattis says in confirmation hearing. (So is Trump.) https://t.co/oBbhgxxNqU

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Fact-checking President-elect Trump’s news conference: 13 lies, 1 truth. WP

Robert Reich on Trump's Fraud Conference: The Lies TOTUS Tells to Tyrannize. NW https://t.co/Ot79yrTB5d

Blabber Mouth: Trump’s rhetoric is a triumph of inarticulacy https://t.co/45B5QdWuum

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Trump's Four Useless Alternatives to Obamacare: Nothing to replace it. Vice https://t.co/5u3ifvvaGJ

Donald Trump’s Medical Delusions: Crazy, Liar, or Crazy Liar? Krugman https://t.co/cOKWkV1NE9

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Human Rights Group Portrays U.S. as Major Threat, Citing Trump NYT https://t.co/aPKHqDihvg

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Trump and Team Lied: Trump adviser and Russian ambassador have regular contact, White House says https://t.co/Y4D0iQ4evm

Did Trump's Flynn Collude With Russian Envoy? Trump WH Adviser Called Him the Day Before Sanctions Were Imposed. NYT https://t.co/xBuQ4z6JgO

Senate intelligence committee to question Trump team on Russia links. Guardian https://t.co/PtQHe4cJ3y

Stunning Haaretz report: US intel officials warn Israel that info it shares with Trump admin could be sent to Russia/Iran https://t.co/nXx94jKEfQ

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These 13 paid off Democrats joined with the GOP to defeat Bernie Sanders’ efforts to lower prescription drug prices https://t.co/dl6OUC3DiQ

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4 Questions: #1 Did Trump People Collude With Russia? /david-ignatius/ WP https://t.co/CtyV9lrbT1

Did Trump's Flynn Collude With Russian Envoy? Trump WH Adviser Called Him the Day Before Sanctions Were Imposed. NYT https://t.co/xBuQ4z6JgO

Putin Puppet TOTUS suggests he may drop Russia sanctions if Moscow 'is helpful' on trade deals. Guardian https://t.co/fgRYwn0iQx

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How the Trump dossier came to light: Jeb PAC, secret sources, a retired spy and John McCain | US news … https://t.co/0GO8pz825l

Donald Trump dossier: intelligence sources vouch for author's credibility. Guardian https://t.co/feFTAbOn98

UK's former Moscow ambassador highly rates author of Trump dossier. https://t.co/1Iinfckp5l

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Comey Letter on Clinton Email Is Subject of Justice Dept. Inquiry. NYT https://t.co/oD9ZnrcqAX

Democrats Confront Insulting F.B.I. Chief Comey Over Two-Faced Policy at Closed-Door Intelligence Briefing. NYT https://t.co/I06vGwPwNF

Angering Congress, James Comey won't address Trump-Russia inquiry privately. Guardian https://t.co/dz6CBFskTB

Senate Intel chiefs promise probr of Trump-Russia ties as House Dems accuse FBI director of stonewalling at meeting. https://t.co/R3WXwyTiNY

Russia-Loving Julian Assange has become a folk hero for Trump supporters. CSM https://t.co/VQWRY0nolQ

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Do Exxon's Climate Denial & "Trail of Carnage" on Human Rights Make Tillerson Unfit for State Department? Yes. DN https://t.co/VFeBk5Pa7q

Judge: Exxon must hand over decades of telling documents in climate change probe. CSM https://t.co/pBohqFZ8R5

Rex Tillerson just moved the US closer to war with China. CSM https://t.co/ejSQTHwm7X

Tillerson testimony injects doubt into Trump foreign policy. https://t.co/qnfJLIk6vW

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Desperate Attempts to Make Trump Adhere to Government Ethics: Unlike Nominees, TOTUS refuses to meet with ethics officials. NY https://t.co/t1QWPPCexn

Trump Ignores Ethics Experts Urging Him to Divest from His Businesses & Puts Sons In Charge Instead. https://t.co/Jn15gjSa7y

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NYT ED: They Couldn't Shut It Down, So House Republicans Try to Bully Ethics Office. https://t.co/lsQhsEATRI

Brown Shirt Rep. Jason Chaffetz threatens federal ethics head who denounced Donald Trump’s “meaningless” divestment. https://t.co/vDMkGhcFuz

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Donald Trump’s Dangerous Attacks on the Press: That's What Dictators Do. NYT https://t.co/Jk5n4AKI9X

Committee to Protect Journalists: Watch Out for Trump "Leak Investigations" Targeting Journos. https://t.co/NuzXxyoFNp

We shouldn’t flag fake news. We should encourage people to stop using Facebook: https://t.co/CICzC7PPmK

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Kerry apologizes for decades of LGBT discrimination by State Department. Why now? Trump won't do it. CSM https://t.co/slO7jiVaxq

Texas Toilet Bill Predicted to Cost San Antonio $234 Million, Says Study of 2018 Final Four. NYT https://t.co/US7jA8XjWw

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Defense Secretary Nominee James Mattis Pledges to Enforce Iran Nuclear Deal Criticized by TOTUS. https://t.co/WvMYE6tzj1

Trump's Pick for Defense Sec'y Made Millions in Defense Industry After His 2013 Retirement. DN https://t.co/YprVHOwPgb

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Devoid: Trump’s Pick, An Enemy of Public Education, Could Face Unusually Stiff Resistance. NYT https://t.co/BCROAe63Og

The DeVos Hearings: A Crib Sheet. Atlantic https://t.co/56HR6tb8Gr

Betsy DeVos's Accountability Problem: Supporters lie about her policies. Atlantic https://t.co/lglgmfWhiV

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Brain Surgeon, Heal Thyself: Ben Carson’s Denial of Reality. Starr, NYT https://t.co/m17g16mAuN

Ben Carson's Impossible Vision for American Housing. https://t.co/uhKiuJyrJF

Ben Carson, Who Thinks Poverty is a Choice, Urges Ending Reliance on Welfare in Bid to Be Housing Chief. https://t.co/bmO05B0w8h

Ben Carson refuses to guarantee no housing funds will benefit Trump. Guardian https://t.co/zMu49hfE8v

Ben Carson at his HUD Sec. hearing: "“It will not be my intention to do anything to benefit any American.” Salon

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Dangerous Obsession: Trump's Meeting With RFK Jr. Has Scientists Worried - POLITICO https://t.co/e590LWM1M1

Why Germaphobe Trump's Ties To Anti-Vaccine Paranoid Kennedy, Jr. Infuriate Even The Nicest Doctors | Common Health https://t.co/BVoYUm1Gy9

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‘You Focus on the Good’: Women Who Voted for Trump Ignored His Penis/Pussy Remarks, Favored Ivanka. NYT https://t.co/AyeDxWEsOk

Artist Richard Prince, Protesting Trump, Says Keep Painting, Returns $36K Ivanka Art Payment. NYT https://t.co/HEm7BOz0hn

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Trump's War on DC: Popular General Heading D.C. National Guard to be removed from post in middle of inauguration. WP https://t.co/mtru5xQaSl

A Springsteen Cover Band Is a Fitting Choice for Trump’s Cover Inauguration. NY https://t.co/RnCTZk0agI

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Know-nothing Trump meets with Princeton physicist who says global warming is good for us. WP https://t.co/6JWfuuvYbg

Homeland Security calls voting booths critical infrastructure. CSM https://t.co/ZFE7Y0IHy0

Trump looking to appoint another inexperienced, white, wealthy executive to lead U.S. Navy - WP https://t.co/yBlpFSKMoB

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The Corruption Allegations Against Benjamin Netanyahu: This time it's serious. NY https://t.co/ZNtaAnCSdW

Stunning Haaretz report: US intel officials warn Israel info it shares with Trump admin could be sent to Russia/Iran https://t.co/nXx94jKEfQ

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