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The cover of the next Stern, a German news magazine.

The title Sein Kampf (transl. his struggle) is a play on the title of Hitler’s autobiography Mein Kampf (transl. my struggle).

The full translation of the cover would be

HIS STRUGGLE

Neonazis, Ku-Klux-Klan, Racism:

How Donald Trump is stirring up hatred in America

When Germans call you a Nazi….

Like, Germans DO NOT fuck with Nazi imagery unless they are 100% seriously calling out real people as Nazis. This is a fucking hardcore callout.
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This robot automatically prints and burns Donald Trump’s tweets. 

SOURCE
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The Reuters news agency this week recognized the challenges of covering Donald Trump’s presidency by comparing it to authoritarian regimes like Egypt, Yemen and China.

“It’s not every day that a U.S. president calls journalists ‘among the most dishonest human beings on earth’ or that his chief strategist dubs the media ‘the opposition party’,” Reuters Editor-in-Chief Steve Adler wrote in a message to staff on Tuesday.  “It’s hardly surprising that the air is thick with questions and theories about how to cover the new Administration.”

He cited the organization’s work in “Turkey, the Philippines, Egypt, Iraq, Yemen, Thailand, China, Zimbabwe, and Russia” as an example of how to report on the Trump administration.

Adler said that reporters could use experience learned in “nations in which we sometimes encounter some combination of censorship, legal prosecution, visa denials, and even physical threats to our journalists.”

Among other advice, the news agency pointed out that reporters should “[g]ive up on hand-outs and worry less about official access.”

“They were never all that valuable anyway.  Our coverage of Iran has been outstanding, and we have virtually no official access.  What we have are sources,” the memo said.  “Get out into the country and learn more about how people live, what they think, what helps and hurts them, and how the government and its actions appear to them, not to us.”

The letter encouraged reporters to “never be intimidated” by the administration.

“Don’t vent publicly about what might be understandable day-to-day frustration.  In countless other countries, we keep our own counsel so we can do our reporting without being suspected of personal animus.  We need to do that in the U.S., too,” the message to reporters said.  “Don’t take too dark a view of the reporting environment: It’s an opportunity for us to practice the skills we’ve learned in much tougher places around the world and to lead by example – and therefore to provide the freshest, most useful, and most illuminating information and insight of any news organization anywhere.”

Take the kid gloves off.
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Yes! Thank you for this great vid. Please pay attention people!!!

2019 is gonna be a shit show 

Wtf??!!

SHIT.
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He rather use the same amount of money to play golf than provide poor people with food. That’s all you need to know about America’s President.

it’s really such an important statistic that meals on wheels needs 3 million to run for an entire year and he’s spent that eight times over since he took office AND he wants to defund it??? i just????????????????

*leans over* And guess where he’s spending all that tax money for transport, play, and all his secret service agents pay for hotel rooms for the stay… that’s right. At *Trump* branded hotels and golf courses. The ones he still owns.
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…. apparently self-identifying themselves here? Uh. Okay, well then.

“But for the most part, many see today’s swift, vehement backlash from true Americans who aren’t afraid to stand up for Nazis and can’t distinguish between real and fake media sources of information as clear evidence that Trump will be in office for a long, long time.”
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Trump

Trump, Offering No Evidence, Says Obama Tapped His Phones. This whole article is amazing. Here’s a small portion:

“It
would have been difficult for federal agents, working within the law,
to obtain a wiretap order to target Mr. Trump’s phone conversations. It
would have meant that the Justice Department had gathered sufficient
evidence to persuade a federal judge that there was probable cause to
believe he had committed a serious crime or was an agent of a foreign
power, depending on whether it was a criminal investigation or a foreign
intelligence one.

Former officials pointed to longstanding laws
and procedures intended to ensure that presidents cannot wiretap a rival
for political purposes.

“A cardinal rule of the Obama
administration was that no White House official ever interfered with any
independent investigation led by the Department of Justice,” said Kevin
Lewis, a spokesman for Mr. Obama. “As part of that practice, neither
President Obama nor any White House official ever ordered surveillance
on any U.S. citizen.”

But a senior White House official said that
Donald F. McGahn II, the president’s chief counsel, was working on
Saturday to secure access to what Mr. McGahn believed was an order
issued by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court authorizing some
form of surveillance related to Mr. Trump and his associates.

The
official offered no evidence to support the notion that such an order
exists. If one does, it would be highly unusual for a White House to
order the Justice Department to turn over such an investigative
document, given the traditional independence of law enforcement
matters.”

White House requests Congress investigate whether Obama administration abused power

Trump flashes anger over Sessions recusal, Russia stories in tense Oval Office meeting

The Conspiratorial Game of Telephone in Bannon’s Rag that Made Left, Right, and POTUS Go Crazy

Comey Asks Justice Dept. to Reject Trump’s Wiretapping Claim

Mr.
Comey, who made the request on Saturday after Mr. Trump leveled his
allegation on Twitter, has been working to get the Justice Department to
knock down the claim because it falsely insinuates that the F.B.I.
broke the law, the officials said.

A spokesman for the F.B.I.
declined to comment. Sarah Isgur Flores, the spokeswoman for the Justice
Department, also declined to comment.

Mr. Comey’s request is a
remarkable rebuke of a sitting president, putting the nation’s top law
enforcement official in the position of questioning Mr. Trump’s
truthfulness.

It’s literally pay to play at Mar-a-Lago

It’s
a nice setup for those who want some government favor and can afford a
six-figure check. And it’s a nice setup for Donald Trump.

Jeff Sessions, who couldn’t possibly have anything better to do this weekend, was greeting guests at a gala.

Trump sons, planning expansion of family business, look to leverage campaign experience

The
company says it has signed at least 17 letters of intent with potential
developers. It is targeting an array of cities such as Austin, Dallas,
St. Louis, Nashville and Seattle — and Trump Jr. said the campaign
proved useful in forging relationships with potential new connections.

“I met people along the way that would be awesome partners,” he said.

Yet another person connected to Trump and Russia has died: Alex Oronov. Oronov was connected to Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen, whom you might remember from his colorful threats to the Daily Beast over their coverage of Ivana Trump’s abuse claims.

Last
week I wrote about Michael Cohen and his extensive network of personal
and business relationships in the Ukrainian-American emigre community.
One of those was a man named Alex Oronov, who runs a major agribusiness
concern in Ukraine. Oronov was a partner in the ethanol business Cohen
and Cohen’s brother Bryan set up in Ukraine about a decade ago. Oronov
is Bryan Cohen’s father-in-law. Today we learned that Oronov apparently
organized that ‘peace plan’ meeting that brought together Ukrainian MP
Artemenko, Cohen and Felix Sater. About four hours ago Andrii Artemenko,
the Ukrainian parliamentarian who came to New York with that ‘peace
plan’, went on Facebook to announce that Alex Oronov has died.

Oronov reportedly lived in one of Trump’s Florida condos.

Keystone pipeline won’t use US steel despite Trump pledge

Trump campaign applies to trademark ‘Keep America Great!’ as his 2020 campaign slogan

Trump’s long history of racism is well documented, but this moment from Don Cheadle is just… wow.

(@DonCheadle tweet)

Immigration

Trump to unveil new immigration ban on Monday.
Here’s the weird part: “Employees at DHS were instructed to work from
home on Monday morning.” Are we planning for a Reichstag fire, or do we
just not want anyone at work to answer the phone?

Trump admin. plans expanded immigrant detention. We’ll have the best internment camps, big league, lots of federal contracts, with bonus slave labor.

(@Luvvie tweet)

After Decades In The U.S., NY Immigrant With Years-Old Pot Conviction Faces Deportation

Deportation of grandmother leaves a San Diego military family reeling

Clarissa
Arredondo, 43, is the mother of Adriana Aparicio, whose husband is a
Navy veteran working as a contractor in Afghanistan. The couple has two
daughters, 2 and 3, and Arredondo, who came to the U.S. more than 25
years ago, helped take care of them.

Congress

Some GOP lawmakers’ block-everything mentality could imperil big-picture plans

Across
the Capitol, there’s a new generation of Republicans who have risen to
power since the GOP last attempted to enact a sweeping agenda that would
overhaul big pieces of the economy such as the health-care and tax
systems. Quite simply, there aren’t many Republicans around with muscle
memory of what it’s like to craft large pieces of legislation that rely
almost entirely on votes from their side of the aisle.

The problem
is particularly acute in the House, where just 60 Republicans — a
quarter of their caucus — have ever served in the majority with a GOP
president.

Moreover, more than 160 House Republicans are getting
their first taste of working with a Republican president. Their entire
legislative careers until now have been dedicated to stopping an
administration’s actions.

Cabinet & Federal Appointees

Sessions Will Submit Amended Testimony, Address Senators’ Questions on Monday. Get your popcorn ready.

Home Alone in the Trump Administration

President
Trump has appointed fewer than three dozen of the top 1,000 officials
he needs to run the federal government. Worse, he doesn’t think that’s a
problem.

The president seems to have lost interest in the
nomination process after making his cabinet and Supreme Court picks,
people involved in the transition say. Now, he’s trying to pass off his
inattention as some kind of plan. “In many cases, we don’t want to fill
those jobs,” he said on Fox News this week. “What do all these people
do? You don’t need all those jobs.”

The Washington Post has a handy tracker for positions requiring Senate confirmation.
Trump keeps complaining that Congress is dragging its feet on
confirming his nominees, but there are currently 517 positions he hasn’t
even nominated.

The Curious Case of Sebastian Gorka, Trump’s New Terrorism Guru. He’s advising on national security but doesn’t appear to have security clearance.

Even Scott Pruitt thinks the not-yet-public proposed EPA budget cuts are too much.

Under Trump, an Already Depleted I.R.S. Could Face Deep Cuts.
It’s madness to cut the agency that’s in charge of bringing in money,
unless perhaps Trump doesn’t like the fact that they expect money from
him and his friends.

Trump’s budget proposal includes steep cuts to NOAA, surprising no one. Still, that’s depressing.

Trump’s neglect of the CDC while China is experiencing a bird flu epidemic has set up the US for a health crisis

This Stunningly Racist French Novel Is How Steve Bannon Explains The World.
‘“The Camp of the Saints” tells a grotesque tale about a migrant
invasion to destroy Western civilization.’ It really is stunning; steel
yourself before reading this.
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Donald Trump removed the KKK, Neo-Nazi and other white supremacist groups from the Terrorist Watchlist and will focus all his counter-terrorist on ones carried out by Muslims - two years after Dylan Roof killed 8 black churchgoers & right after the Quebec massacre where a white supremacist killed 8 Muslims at their mosque. I will never forgive or carry any sympathy for those who voted for him.

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This is the most genius thing i’ve seen in years. Thank you happytoast.co.uk 💯
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mswyrr:

Jake Turx is a newly minted White House correspondent for a publication that has never before had a seat in the White House press corps: Ami Magazine, an Orthodox Jewish weekly based in Brooklyn. He is a singular presence in the briefing room: a young Hasidic Jew with side curls tucked behind his ears and a skullcap embroidered with his Twitter handle. 

When President Trump called on him at a news conference on Thursday, saying he was looking for a “friendly reporter,” Mr. Turx was prepared. He had spent an hour crafting a question about a recent surge of anti-Semitism, with a preamble that he hoped would convey his supportive disposition toward Mr. Trump.

But the exchange did not go the way he expected. A few hours later, with the clip replaying on social media and Jewish groups issuing news releases, Mr. Turx, 30, was still reeling. He said in a telephone interview, “Regretfully, today was a day I wish we could have done over.”

His editor, Rabbi Yitzchok Frankfurter, watched aghast from the magazine’s offices as his young correspondent received a tongue-lashing from the president: “It was a very disheartening moment for us, to watch him being berated.”

The exchange began with Mr. Turx standing up from his third-row seat and gesturing slightly toward his fellow reporters:

“Despite what some of my colleagues may have been reporting, I haven’t seen anybody in my community accuse either yourself or anyone on your staff of being anti-Semitic. We understand that you have Jewish grandchildren. You are their zayde,” which is Yiddish for “grandfather” and often a word of great affection.

At that Mr. Trump nodded slightly, and said, “thank you.”

“However,” Mr. Turx continued, “what we are concerned about and what we haven’t really heard being addressed is an uptick in anti-Semitism and how the government is planning to take care of it. There’s been a report out that 48 bomb threats have been made against Jewish centers all across the country in the last couple of weeks. There are people committing anti-Semitic acts or threatening to——”

At that, Mr. Trump interrupted, saying it was “not a fair question.”

“Sit down,” the president commanded. “I understand the rest of your question.”

As Mr. Turx took his seat, Mr. Trump said, “So here’s the story, folks. No. 1, I am the least anti-Semitic person that you’ve ever seen in your entire life. No. 2, racism, the least racist person.”

Mr. Turx tried to interject, realizing how the encounter had turned. He said he had wanted to clarify that he in no way meant to accuse Mr. Trump of anti-Semitism but instead intended to ask what his administration could do to stop the anti-Semitic incidents.

But Mr. Trump would not let him speak again, saying, “Quiet, quiet, quiet.” As Mr. Turx shook his head with an incredulous look on his face, Mr. Trump accused him of having lied that his question would be straight and simple.

Mr. Trump said, “I find it repulsive. I hate even the question because people that know me. …”

He went on to say that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, during his visit to the United States on Wednesday, had vouched for Mr. Trump as a good friend of Israel and the Jewish people and no anti-Semite.

Mr. Trump concluded that Mr. Turx should have relied on Mr. Netanyahu’s endorsement, “instead of having to get up and ask a very insulting question like that.”

“Just shows you about the press, but that’s the way the press is,” Mr. Trump said.

At the news conference, Mr. Turx was referring to a rash of incidents that have shaken many American Jews since Mr. Trump was elected. On three separate days in January, Jewish synagogues, community centers and schools across the country received what seemed to be a coordinated wave of telephone bomb threats that led to evacuations and F.B.I. investigations. Other Jewish institutions have seen an uptick in vandalism and graffiti in the last few months.

It was the second time in two days that Mr. Trump was asked to denounce anti-Semitism and offer American Jews a dose of reassurance. In his joint news conference with Mr. Netanyahu, Mr. Trump responded to a question about anti-Semitism by breezily recounting the size of his Electoral College victory and then reminding the reporters that his daughter, Ivanka, his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and their three children — Mr. Trump’s grandchildren — are all Jewish.

The Anti-Defamation League issued a statement on Thursday that said, “It is mind-boggling why President Trump prefers to shout down a reporter or brush this off as a political distraction.”

David Harris, chief executive of the American Jewish Committee, said, “Respectfully, Mr. President, please use your bully pulpit not to bully reporters asking questions potentially affecting millions of fellow Americans, but rather to help solve a problem that, for many, is real and menacing.”
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“The population of the rusty-patched bumble bee has plunged by 90 percent since the early 1990’s following a trend that has seen bee populations plummeting in general. On January 11th, a new rule was adopted to add the bee to the ESA and a mandatory 30-day waiting period went into effect.”

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