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Donald Trump rooted for the real estate crash | The Briefing

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Pocket: As Trump Era Arrives, a Sense of Uncertainty Grips the World

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"LONDON — The Germans are angry. The Chinese are downright furious. Leaders of NATO are nervous, while their counterparts at the European Union are alarmed.

Just days before he is sworn into office, President-elect Donald J. Trump has again focused his penchant for unpredictable disruption on the rest of the world. His remarks in a string of discursive and sometimes contradictory interviews have escalated tensions with China while also infuriating allies and institutions critical to America’s traditional leadership of the West.

No one knows where exactly he is headed — except that the one country he is not criticizing is Russia and its president, Vladimir V. Putin. For now. And that he is an enthusiastic cheerleader of Brexit and an unaffiliated Britain. For now.

Mr. Trump’s unpredictability is perhaps his most predictable characteristic. The world is accustomed to his provocative Twitter messages, but is less clear about whether his remarks represent meaningful new policy guidelines, personal judgments or passing whims. In the interviews, Mr. Trump described the European Union as ‘basically a vehicle for Germany’ and predicted that the bloc would probably see other countries follow Britain’s example and vote to leave.

Mr. Trump also said Germany’s chancellor, Angela Merkel, had made a ‘catastrophic mistake’ in allowing refugees to pour into Europe."

(Via.).  Pocket: As Trump Era Arrives, a Sense of Uncertainty Grips the World:

Monday, January 16, 2017

Inauguration boycott grows as Donald Trump meets Martin Luther King III | US news | The Guardian

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"More than 30 members of Congress will boycott Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday, amid escalating outrage over alleged connections between the president-elect’s team and Russia and disparaging remarks about civil rights veteran John Lewis."

(Via.).  Inauguration boycott grows as Donald Trump meets Martin Luther King III | US news | The Guardian

Sen Booker: Jeff Sessions 'a clear threat' to many Americans Senator Cory Booker talks with Rachel Maddow about what motivated him to offer historic testimony against his Senate colleague, Jeff Sessions, Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general. The Rachel Maddow Show on msnbc – Latest News & Video




The Rachel Maddow Show on msnbc – Latest News & Video

Report finds Chicago Police Department violated civil rights | MSNBC



Report finds Chicago Police Department violated civil rights | MSNBC

Joe: Do not strike out at John Lewis. Donald Trump is a Manchurian Candidate. He had the nerve to question President Obama's citizenship and Presidency. Trump can go to hell. | MSNBC




Joe: Do not strike out at John Lewis | MSNBC

Those who say Trump's election was not about race have their head stuck in the sand. In Trump’s Feud With John Lewis, Blacks Perceive a Callous Rival - The New York Times





"Days before his inauguration, President-elect Donald J. Trump is engaged in a high-profile feud with some of the country’s most prominent African-American leaders, setting off anger in a constituency already wary of him after a contentious presidential campaign.



Mr. Trump’s criticism of Representative John Lewis of Georgia, a widely admired leader of the civil rights movement, has prompted a number of Democratic lawmakers to say they will not attend his inauguration on Friday.



Blacks around the country have reacted to Mr. Trump’s remarks with fury, and the subject has dominated social media and discussions among black activists. Mr. Trump said on Saturday on Twitter that Mr. Lewis, who asserted last week that Mr. Trump was not a “legitimate president,” should focus on his district and “the burning and crime infested inner-cities.”



The angry reaction is driven not only by Mr. Trump’s Twitter posts but by what many blacks say they reveal about the president-elect’s lack of understanding of the reverence with which the civil rights movement and its leaders are viewed by African-Americans.



“I don’t think we have ever had a president so publicly condescending to what black politics means,” said Mark Anthony Neal, an African and African-American studies professor at Duke University.



Mr. Neal added that while other presidents, like Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton, may have imposed policies that hurt black communities, they were more sensitive to issues of race. Mr. Trump, through Twitter, is giving the world access in real time to his unvarnished thoughts, which Mr. Neal called “raw, unsophisticated, ignorant and uninformed.”



“He doesn’t care that people think the civil rights movement was important,” Mr. Neal said. “He doesn’t feel the need to perform some sort of belief that it is important.”



Mr. Trump’s talk is especially striking as it comes during the transition period, when, typically, incoming presidents are focused on trying to bring the country together.



Mr. Trump has also not made any public announcement of plans to commemorate Martin Luther King’s Birthday, a tradition observed by most Republican and Democratic politicians. A plan for him to visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture on Monday has been scrapped..."





In Trump’s Feud With John Lewis, Blacks Perceive a Callous Rival - The New York Times

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Trump 'compromising' claims: How and why did we get here? BBC News

Trump 'compromising' claims: How and why did we get here? BBC News

SNL’s Donald Trump Grilled About Alleged ‘Big Russian Pee-Pee Party’ - The Daily Beast



SNL’s Donald Trump Grilled About Alleged ‘Big Russian Pee-Pee Party’ - The Daily Beast

How Black America Saw Obama - The New York Times





"Black America has held its collective breath during every second of Barack Obama’s presidency. I remember stumping early for the Illinois senator, only to have black people I met on the campaign trail tell me that they couldn’t possibly vote for my man. Not only was he not as well known, or beloved, as his opponent Hillary Clinton, but didn’t I know that he’d be harmed if he even got close to the White House? “You know they’re going to shoot him.”



Never far from the surface was the fear that some lunatic bigot might put an end to the life of this extraordinary man. Every time an intruder scaled the White House fence, we winced. Every report of a rogue police force cracking racist jokes about him raised concern. Now that his presidency is coming to an end, we can heave a sigh of relief on that point, even as we worry about the efforts of his successor to eviscerate his legacy..."







How Black America Saw Obama - The New York Times

Does The United States Really Need To Improve Its Image Abroad? | FiveThirtyEight

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"The Pew Research Center asked people in a wide range of countries how much confidence they had in the U.S. president ‘to do the right thing’ when it comes to global affairs. Looking at 14 of those countries, we can see a low point in confidence around 2008 and then a restoration of confidence after Obama’s election, followed by a slow slide downward again.1 All these countries had more trust in the American president toward the end of the Obama administration than they had toward the beginning of the Bush administration. And almost all have a higher opinion recently (in 2015 or 2016) than they did in 2008, at least by a couple of percentage points. (The only exception: Russia, which went from 22 percent in 2008 to 11 percent in 2015.)"

 

Does The United States Really Need To Improve Its Image Abroad? | FiveThirtyEight:

Saturday, January 14, 2017

The Optimism of Barack Obama - The New York Times

"Barack Obama is leaving the White House with polls showing him to be one of the most popular presidents in recent decades. This makes sense. His achievements, not least pulling the nation back from the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, have been remarkable — all the more so because they were bitterly opposed from the outset by Republicans who made it their top priority to ensure that his presidency would fail.



Many Americans celebrated the election of the first African-American president as a welcome milestone in the history of a nation conceived in slavery and afflicted by institutional racism. Yet the bigotry that president-elect Donald Trump capitalized on during his run for office confirmed a point that Mr. Obama himself made from the start: that simply electing a black president would not magically dispel the prejudices that have dogged the country since its inception. Even now, these stubborn biases and beliefs, amplified by a divisive and hostile campaign that appealed not to people’s better instincts but their worst, have blinded many Americans to their own good fortune, fortune that flowed from policies set in motion by this president."



The Optimism of Barack Obama - The New York Times

VP Joe Biden was going to sell his home to afford his son's cancer care—until Obama stopped him

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 "In the interview with CNN, the vice president said he had told Obama over one of their regular private lunches that if his son Beau were forced to step down his position as Delaware's attorney general and lose his income because of the brain cancer that ultimately killed him, the vice president and his wife Jill would have to sell their home to pay for Beau's medical expenses.

He said Obama told him not to do that.
"He said ‘I’ll give you the money. Whatever you need, I’ll give you the money. Don’t, Joe. Promise me. Promise me,'” Biden told CNN."

 

VP Joe Biden was going to sell his home to afford his son's cancer care—until Obama stopped him: ""

Comey should resign - The Washington Post

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"In light of the news that the Justice Department’s inspector general is opening an investigation into how FBI Director James B. Comey ‘handled the probe of Hillary Clinton’s email practices,’ it’s probably best for Comey to resign.  The investigation is going to span from Comey’s actions in July 2016, when he first announced that no charges would be filed against Clinton, to November 2016, which covers when Comey sent one letter informing Congress that the FBI was re-opening the case to examine emails found on Anthony Wiener’s laptop and then a second letter days before the election again saying that no charges would be filed. When you also add in the inspector general’s investigation into whether Anthony McCabe, the FBI deputy director whose wife previously took money from Hillary Clinton ally Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s (D) PAC when she ran for a Virginia Senate seat, should have recused himself from the case entirely, we are left with a cloudy set of circumstances and events. And now, with suspicions about who leaked scurrilous, unverified, non-intelligence information about Donald Trump, the plot is clearly thickening, not settling down.

Comey has been criticized both by Republicans and Democrats for his actions at various points throughout the 2016 campaign. No matter what the inspector general report shows — after what will undoubtedly be a very lengthy investigation — there will always be a lingering suspicion that something went wrong with the FBI’s involvement. There will always be a sense that something wasn’t quite right at the top.

I wrote back at the end of October that Comey was in a difficult situation, boxed in by Clinton partisans and heading an agency that allegedly was expressing distrust of the Obama Justice Department.  By all accounts, Comey is a decent man and a straight shooter, and it’s unfortunate that the Clinton scandals landed him in such an untenable position. But too much toothpaste has left the tube. The FBI won’t be thought of as being at its best, and the agency’s investigations and actions won’t be met with complete trust, unless there is a change at the very top."

(Via.)   Comey should resign - The Washington Post:

FBI had Trump-Russia report in summer 2016, Senate to investigate | MSNBC






FBI had Trump-Russia report in summer 2016, Senate to investigate | MSNBC