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Trump’s Latest Travel Ban Struck Down

From Fox News:

A federal judge in Hawaii has blocked President Trump’s revised travel ban – just hours before it was expected to go into effect across the United States.

Tuesday’s decision from U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson in Honolulu stops the administration’s third attempt to indefinitely ban entry into the country by most nationals of Libya, Syria, Iran, Yemen, Somalia, Chad and North Korea. The ban would also prevent some Venezuelan government officials and their families.

“Today’s dangerously flawed district court order undercuts the President’s efforts to keep the American people safe and enforce minimum security standards for entry into the United States,” the White House said in a statement. “The Department of Justice will vigorously defend the President’s lawful action.”

Watson, who was appointed by former President Barack Obama, found Trump’s executive order “suffers from precisely the same maladies as its predecessor.”

The judge said the new restrictions ignore a federal appeals court ruling that found Trump’s previous ban exceeds the scope of his authority. The latest version “plainly discriminates based on nationality in the manner that the 9th Circuit has found antithetical to … the founding principles of this nation,” Watson wrote.

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New York Times Editor Admits Liberal, Anti-Trump Bias

Project Veritas Tuesday released a video that provides some good insight into the thinking that goes on at the New York Times and liberal papers like it that claim to be objective.

Desiree Shoe, a London-based journalist who lists her title as “Senior Staff Editor, Homepage at The New York Times,” says her job is to monitor breaking news and “curate” the front pages of the paper online.

Shoe, who appears to have been successfully lubricated in a London pub by PV reporters, spills that the paper has a liberal bias and suggests that this has been augmented by the need to please the Times’ readers, who are mostly liberals.

The New York Times is not … I mean, it’s widely understood to be liberal-leaning. But, American newspapers are not supposed to claim a bias, they’re supposed to be objective

Worse, she says New York Times journalists sought to influence voters’ choice:

“I think one of the things that maybe journalists were thinking about is like … Oh, if we write about him, about how insanely crazy he is and how ludicrous his policies are, then maybe people will read it and be like, oh wow, we shouldn’t vote for him.”

She admits that the paper finds it difficult to portray President Trump in an unbiased light, saying of the Charlottesville coverage, “It’s hard to portray, for instance, the president in an unbiased light when the words that are coming out of his mouth are unapologetic towards white supremacists.” Trump she says, “is just a … is sort of an idiot in a lot of ways. Just an oblivious idiot.”

But she saves some of her most blistering comments for Pence, whose traditional conservatism is traditional anathema to liberals.

If you impeach him, then Pence becomes President, Mike Pence, who’s f***ing horrible … I think maybe, possibly worse than Trump … He’s extremely, extremely religious. He at one point backed a bill that hinted at conversion therapy for gay people … Which is like electrocution, stuff like that.

Nevertheless, Pence’s boss has been good for business:

Since the election, like you know … Speaking on, you know, for The New York Times, our subscriptions have sky-rocketed since … I mean, they call it the Trump bump.

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Reporters: Trump Far More Accessible than Obama

So for all the groaning about President Trump beating up on reporters, turns out he is taking way more questions than President Obama, according to White House reporters interviewed by Politico. And it’s true. Reporters have access to Trump almost every day. Obama was like some imperial satrap who would emerge from the Forbidden City… Continue Reading

Trump Schedule || Tuesday, October 17, 2017

10:45 am || Meets with Secretary of Defense Mattis 12:05 pm || Meets with Greek Prime Minister Tsipras 1:30 pm || Holds a joint press conference with Prime Minister Tsipras; Rose Garden 3:15 pm || Participates in a Diwali ceremonial lighting of the Diya 7:10 pm || Gives remarks to the Heritage Foundation’s President’s Club… Continue Reading

Video || Trump Stages Show of Unity With McConnell

President Trump staged a news conference Monday with embattled Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who is under fire from conservatives as a stale, long-term member of the Washington establishment who fails to support genuine conservatives for the Senate and who came up short getting the Senate to pass Obamacare repeal. Trump’s best buddy show with… Continue Reading

Video || SNL Sends Up Ivana Trump

I don’t know, I thought this was funny. Just for the over-the-top performance. Ivana Trump took a page out of her husband’s playbook by stirring controversy to promote her new book, calling herself “the first lady.” Now she got a Saturday Night Live skit out of it too. Continue Reading

In Britain, Hillary Defends Kneeling NFL Players

Speaking to a foreign audience, Hillary Clinton Sunday defended NFL players who kneel during the National Anthem, saying they are doing it to protest racism in the criminal justice system and counter “dog whistles” by President Trump to his base. Hillary was promoting her new book at Southbank Centre’s London Literature Festival: You have to… Continue Reading

Trump Schedule || Monday, October 16, 2017

10:30 am || Receives his daily intelligence briefing 11:30 am || Holds a Cabinet meeting; Cabinet Room 12:35 pm || Lunch with Vice President Mike Pence and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell 3:45 pm || Departs White House 5:25 pm || Arrives Greer, South Carolina 6:50 pm || Gives remarks at a McMaster for Governor… Continue Reading