Monthly Archives: June 2017

China’s Xi: No tolerance for subversion in Hong Kong

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Q&A: Pot is about to be legal in Nevada, but not in casinos

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AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

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Nevada becomes the fifth state in the U.S. with stores selling marijuana for recreational purposes

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Open thread for night owls: Will Joe and Mika ever apologize for making Trump look good in 2016?

Matthew Sheffield at Salon writes—Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski are angry at Donald Trump now — but they’ve never apologized for promoting him:

MSNBC’s morning news duo Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski have become some of Donald Trump’s most vociferous critics in recent months. Amid all of their criticisms of him, however, they have yet to apologize for their own role in helping his presidential campaign be viewed credibly by the press and the general public.

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During Friday’s episode of “Morning Joe,” Scarborough flat-out stated that Trump had somehow, magically morphed into a different person from the guy he used to know.

“The guy that’s in the White House now is not the guy we knew two years ago,” Scarborough told his panel 

“Not even close,” Brzezinski agreed.[...]

That’s their story and they’re sticking to it. Too bad it’s completely false [...]

As Trump’s presidential campaign moved from sideshow to reality, the trio’s relationship became the subject of much mockery. Trump himself acknowledged Brzezinski and Scarborough’s loyalty during the night of the New Hampshire primary, telling them, “You guys have been supporters. And I really appreciate it. And not necessarily supporters, but at least believers.”

A few days later, Trump and Scarborough were overheard in a surreptitiously recorded conversation discussing how to make him look good. That is indeed what the MSNBC co-hosts did for the better part of a year.

For crying out loud. A different guy than two years ago? Good grief. The guy hasn’t morphed since November 8 from a swell fellow into the embarrassment and reckless endangerment of a leader he daily proves himself to be. Trump himself says he is the same now as he was in third grade. 

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TWEET OF THE DAY

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The Minneapolis City Council just approved raising the minimum wage to $15!

That’s such good news, I had to sing a song to celebrate. pic.twitter.com/puxBV8lA7G

— Rep. Keith Ellison (@keithellison) June 30, 2017


BLAST FROM THE PAST

At Daily Kos on this date in 2002Other priorities:

In what is shaping up to be an interesting administration leak, anonymous officials say that the pre-9-11 Bush Administration didn’t have terrorism on its radar screen. Despite intense focus on the problem by the Clinton Administration, Bush’s National Security Council discussed terrorism in only two if its first 100 meetings.

So, while the Bushies were interested in restarting the Cold War with North Korea and China, terrorism was barely an afterthought. Missile defense was important. Al Queda was ignored. Restarting nuclear testing was a priority. Securing our airports was not.

Lucky for the administration, the 4th of July weekend is coming up, giving it ample opportunities to sound the terrorism alarm bell.

On today’s Kagro in the Morning show: We checked the Trumpmeter & he’s still nuts. Just in time for WSJ’s bombshell on Russian collusion, too. Kobach’s Krazy Kommission kicks-off. Still smouldering over NC-GOV loss, Rs seek to impeach Dem Sec. of State over the menace of… DACA notaries public.

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Measure would require new war authorization from Congress

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Bill targets law aimed at keeping politics out of churches

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More time allowed for review of new transgender enlistments

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Congress comes up short on major action so far this year

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US renews pressure on China with an eye on NKorea threat

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