Political Aides at Gov’t Agencies to be Trump Eyes and Ears

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From Last Of The Millenniums:

Ah the return of ‘loyality oaths’.

‘Most members of President Trump’s Cabinet do not yet have leadership teams in place or even nominees for top deputies. But they do have an influential coterie of senior aides installed by the White House who are charged — above all — with monitoring the secretaries’loyalty, according to eight officials in and outside the administration’.

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Aides Keep Trump from Using Drill to Remove Tap From Skull

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From The Onion:

WASHINGTON—Rushing toward the president as he pressed the eight-inch bit into his temple, several White House aides managed to wrestle a drill from Donald Trump’s hand Monday while he attempted to remove Obama’s listening device from his skull.

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Anti-Abortion is Anti-Life

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From Yellow Dog at Blue in the Bluegrass:

This is real terrorism. Denying life-saving procedures to women already grieving because a wanted pregnancy has gone irretrievably bad is viciously cruel. Justifying it with scare tactics that describe a safe, effective medical procedure as “barbaric” is nothing less than terrorism.

It’s amazing their tongues don’t flip right off their rollers when they lie like this

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Our World War I ‘Horse Heroes’

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From Dorian de Wind, Military Affairs Columnist The Moderate Voice:

“Death and devastation made it a hell, the awful fires of which have not yet flickered out. So when you go out beyond and survey the duck-board tracks which lead to where our men are bearing the real burden and dangers of war, you think of our war beasts of burden that night after night traverse that foul and shell-torn country amid the loathsome vapours of the guns in performing their share in ‘carrying on.’ Can you wonder that there is a real affection for the horse and mule, and that they are indeed the friends of man at this tremendous crisis?”  — Capt. Sidney Galtrey

I have always loved animals, especially dogs.

No wonder there is a special place in my heart for our “Dog Heroes,” those four-legged warriors called Military Working Dogs, a soldier’s best friend, so often the savior of many soldiers’ lives.

There is another very noble and beloved animal that I also admire, one that plays a role in our military, albeit mostly a ceremonial one these days: the magnificent horse.

But even in the 21st century, horses have been used in combat. Most notably, we remember how our Special Forces warriors rode them into combat, and to victory, in Afghanistan against the Taliban after 9/11.

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Trump Remains a Wild Card on Filling Seats at the Fed

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From Jonathan Bernstein:

Donald Trump declared his candidacy over eighteen months ago. He was elected a bit over four months ago. And we’re now about 50 days into his presidency.

And he’s still, after all that time, almost a complete wild card. We have no idea what he will do from day to day, on an incredibly wide range of policy questions.

Take, for example, one of the most important jobs Trump will have soon: Nominations for the two open seats, and a third upcoming vacancy, on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.

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“Evidence of Collusion … Deception”

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From Tommy Christopher:

The investigation into Donald Trump and his associates’ possible collusion with Russia continues to heat up.

This week, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) raised eyebrows when he told reporters that it was “very possible” Donald Trump had been directly swept up in intelligence community surveillance. Shortly thereafter, members of the Senate Intelligence Committee emerged from their own classified briefing with FBI Director James Comey looking visibly shaken.

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