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The Congressional Black Caucus has expanded in size and clout
Now, the CBC is swole, with 55 total members, including: two senators, 9 freshmen, the Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) and five House committee chairs. Are they the Divine 55? The 55th Lower Chamber? When it’s time to block Trump policies do we chant “I got fifty-FIVE on it?”
trump  blackcaucus  optimism  snark 
2 hours ago by yorksranter
‘They screwed this whole thing up’: Inside the attempt to derail Trump’s erratic Syria withdrawal - The Washington Post, Jan 13, 2019
Trump’s first call with the Israeli leader on Dec. 17 was arranged after a weekend of effort by Bolton, Mattis and others to steer Trump from an abrupt decision. Current and former officials familiar with the events said some U.S. national security aides hoped that Netanyahu could help persuade Trump to slow the withdrawal, even if he went ahead with a planned announcement that week.
Tanf  Israel  Mar15  Iran  ForeignFighters  TrumpAdministration  internal_struggle  Trump 
14 hours ago by elizrael
Donald Trump Rejects Intelligence Briefing Facts | Time, FEb 5, 2019
Citing multiple in-person episodes, these intelligence officials say Trump displays what one called “willful ignorance” when presented with analyses generated by America’s $81 billion-a-year intelligence services. The officials, who include analysts who prepare Trump’s briefs and the briefers themselves, describe futile attempts to keep his attention by using visual aids, confining some briefing points to two or three sentences, and repeating his name and title as frequently as possible.
Trump  Intelligence_community  unnamed_official 
15 hours ago by elizrael
How Many Racists Are There in America? - VICE
Trump has responded by denouncing Clinton's "low opinion" of Americans, and Clinton did apologize for saying "half," though she stood behind most of the substance of her speech.
trump  clinton  fracture 
19 hours ago by imaginaryfriend

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