Norma Bates 
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Updated on March 1, 2011 at 9:34 PM

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Re: “Thursday: News and an open line

Remember, my Razorbabies, when Senators Feinstein and Grassley emerged grim, "ashen" and silent after Trump-Russia briefings with FBI Director Comey last week?

Here's why.

"The former ethics lawyer for George W. Bush believes the FBI investigation into the Trump campaign's alleged ties to Russia has uncovered evidence of treason."

"There is no other word for it," he says.

Certain as the sun rising in the east . . . .

http://www.rawstory.com/2017/03/there-is-n…

15 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Norma Bates on 03/23/2017 at 6:02 PM

Re: “Midweek open line

"Lock him up!"

"One of the biggest obstacles to a healthy U.S. economy continues to be student loan debt, which an increasing number of people are defaulting on. Millions of people had not made a payment on $137 billion in federal student loans for at least nine months in 2016. That's a 14 percent increase in defaults from the previous year.

"So what was Trump's response to the the already grotesque $1.2 trillion problem? He threw out what little protection borrowers had against shady debt collectors."

http://www.rawstory.com/2017/03/trump-reve…

7 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Norma Bates on 03/22/2017 at 7:43 PM

Re: “Midweek open line

"McCain calls for select committee on Trump/Russia probe: No longer does the Congress have credibility."

That would be the REPUBLICAN Congress, remember.

http://www.rawstory.com/2017/03/mccain-cal…

12 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Norma Bates on 03/22/2017 at 7:39 PM

Re: “Midweek open line

At least one Republican is for America.

"Hawaii Rep. Beth Fukumoto (R) announced on Wednesday that she would be leaving the Republican Party and is seeking to join the Democratic Party instead. KITV 4 reports Fukumoto cited racism and sexism as the core reasons why shes leaving during a press conference.

"Fukumoto was ousted by the Hawaii GOP from her position as House Minority Leader last month after she participated in the Women's March.

"She said the party was getting increasingly hostile to different opinions, explaining she had previously been booed for about 10 minutes straight for raising concerns about President Trump, then nominee Trump, and the way he treated women and minorities."

http://www.rawstory.com/2017/03/hawaii-gop…

10 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Norma Bates on 03/22/2017 at 7:34 PM

Re: “Midweek open line

"Lock 'em up!"

"GOP's Planned Cuts to Medicaid Will Impoverish and Imperil Millions of Aging Baby Boomers and Seniors. One-fifth of Medicare recipients are covered through Medicaid, including nursing homes and long-term care."

http://www.alternet.org/economy/gops-plann…

8 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Norma Bates on 03/22/2017 at 7:30 PM

Re: “Midweek open line

"Lock 'em up!"

"Republicans Just Made It Easier For Employers To Hide Workplace Injuries.
They used an arcane procedural maneuver to repeal a significant safety regulation issued by the Obama administration."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/republ…

8 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Norma Bates on 03/22/2017 at 7:24 PM

Re: “Midweek open line

Today's Newsweek goes into chilling details (this is a Republican POTUS, remember, not the Democrat who won by 3 million votes):

"There is growing evidence that Trump is gearing up for a proactive, all-out assault on the very structures of global influence and power that the U.S. built in the 20th century.

"Rather than beginning with speeches outlining a foreign policy vision or setting its sights on big foreign policy victories that could be achieved, the Trump administration appears to be looking inward - inside federal agencies, institutions and international commitments - at ways to tear down the fabric that upholds American leadership, security and prosperity.

"One of the scariest aspects of this approach is that we may not know the extent of the undertaking until it's too late.

"American leadership abroad is in some ways the invisible hand of global order: preventing the outbreak of great power wars through the upkeep of alliances, institutions, and constant diplomacy. But a hostile attitude toward multilateral institutions and a foreign policy that undermines the confidence of allies, and slashes budgets to the point where diplomats are withdrawn from around the world and foreign assistance dries up, can happen rapidly and out of the spotlight."

http://www.newsweek.com/trump-abandoning-l…

17 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Norma Bates on 03/22/2017 at 3:13 PM

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