John McCain Rips Trump: Suppressing Free Press Is “How Dictators Get Started” (VIDEO)



"When you look at history, the first thing dictators do is shut down the press," John McCain said on 'Meet the Press.'
McCain on Sunday said a free press is vital "to preserve democracy as we know it," and he cautioned about efforts to muzzle it, saying "that's how dictators get started."

The senator was asked in an interview how he felt about President Trump's recent tweet criticizing "the fake news media" that said "it is the enemy of the American people."

McCain told Meet the Press, ''The fact is we need you." He added: "When you look at history, the first thing dictators do is shut down the press."

McCain said he isn't asserting that Trump is trying to be a dictator, but "we need to learn the lessons of history."

---

Flashback McCain on Obama: He's a good an decent man that you don't have to be scared if he becomes president.
Remember this? McCain takes the mic-


VIDEO-------> President Trump Invites Supporter on Stage In Melbourne, Florida



Trump addressed a large audience in Melbourne, Florida, and welcomed a supporter that he recognized from a news interview onto the stage.

Gene Huber, A Trump Supporter who had been in line since 4:00 a.m. said he felt like he was "floating"'when Trump pulled him up on stage to speak.

Wearing a Trump shirt, he took the mic and did a pretty good job

TRUMP: "A star is born"



Jay Sekulow: Obama Should Be "Held Accountable" For The "Soft Coup" Against Trump

"It is absolutely illegal" - Sekulow

..."President Obama, James Clapper, Loretta Lynch should be held accountable"



JAY SEKULOW: "There was a sea-change here at the NSA with an order that came from president Obama 17 days before he left office where he allowed the NSA who used to control the data, it now goes to 16 other agencies and that just festered this whole leaking situation, and that happened on the way out, as the president was leaving the office.

Why did the Obama administration wait until it had 17 days left in their administration to put this order in place if they thought it was so important. They had 8 years, they didn't do it, number one. Number two, it changed the exiting rule which was an executive order dating back to Ronald Reagan, that has been in place until 17 days before the Obama administration was going to end, that said the NSA gets the raw data, and they determine dissemination.

Instead, this change that the president put in place, signed off by the way by James Clapper on December 15, 2016, signed off by Loretta Lynch the Attorney General January 3, 2017, they decide that now 16 agencies can get the raw data and what that does is almost creates a shadow government. You have all these people who are not agreeing with President Trump's position, so it just festers more leaks.

VIDEO-------> Netanyahu Interview on Fox News Hannity

Sean asks PM Netanyahu about the alliance between the U.S. and Israel, what he thinks of Trump and the rise of radical Islam


Part 2
Netanyahu talks about Palestinian's refusal to accept Israel's right to exist and how to prevent terrorism



Trump: 'Low-Life' Leakers Will Be Caught



Trump continued to rail against government leaks that have already proven damaging to his weeks-old administration, putting both “low-life leakers” and the media they interact with on notice.

“Leaking, and even illegal classified leaking, has been a big problem in Washington for years. Failing @nytimes (and others) must apologize!” Trump wrote on Twitter Thursday morning, adding in a second post that “the spotlight has finally been put on the low-life leakers! They will be caught!”

He also took a swipe at Democrats during his rant, writing, "FAKE NEWS media, which makes up stories and 'sources,' is far more effective than the discredited Democrats - but they are fading fast!"




Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Meets Russian Counterpart Lavrov For The First Time (VIDEO)


My gut feeling is that Sergey Lavrov will steamroll this guy the same way he did John Kerry. The above video does not convey a position of strength from the United States and Larov knew it the moment he sat down.

BONN, Germany (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov have met for the first time in the highest-level face-to-face contact between the two countries since President Donald Trump took office.

Lavrov was asked if Russia is concerned about turmoil in the Trump administration. He repeated Moscow's standard line that Russia "does not interfere in the domestic matters of other countries."

Tillerson did not speak at the meeting on the sidelines of a conference of foreign ministers of Group of 20 major powers in Bonn, Germany.


2020 POLL: DONALD TRUMP 42%, ELIZABETH WARREN 36%

Alternate headline: Voters tell Elizabeth Warren to please take a seat.


Dems thought this would be a blowout. They had so much hope in Pocahontas as a Presidential candidate.

thehill
President Trump would beat Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) in a hypothetical 2020 election, though he would lose in a race against an unnamed Democrat, according to a Politico/Morning Consult poll released Wednesday.

When asked to choose between Trump or Warren, 42 percent said they would vote for Trump, while 36 percent chose Warren. Twenty-two percent said they did not know or did not have an opinion.

When asked if they would vote for Trump or the unnamed Democrat, 35 percent said they would probably vote for Trump, while 43 percent said they would probably pick the Democrat. Twenty-three percent said they did not know or have an opinion.

The poll was conducted just after the Senate voted to silence Warren following her speech last week criticizing then-Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), Trump’s pick for attorney general. Warren was barred from speaking on the Senate floor until after the debate on Sessions, who was eventually confirmed to head


Aetna CEO: Obamacare Markets Are In A 'Death Spiral'

CEO: It's getting worse



Politico 
Obamacare is in a “death spiral,” the influential CEO of Aetna, Mark Bertolini, declared Wednesday morning.

Bertolini’s doomsday prophesy: More insurers will pull out of the government-run marketplaces in the coming weeks and many areas will have no insurers to provide Affordable Care Act coverage in 2018.

“It’s not going to get any better; it’s getting worse,” Bertolini said in an interview at a Wall Street Journal event. But he declined to say whether Aetna would completely pull out of Obamacare markets next year.

Humana, which had already significantly limited its exchange footprint this year, announced Tuesday that it would completely pull out of the exchange markets next year after determining its customer base would still be unprofitable. That followed major pullbacks this year from other national insurers, including Aetna and UnitedHealth Group.

 read the rest here... 

Dan Rather: Flynn scandal Could Be Bigger Than Watergate

Translation: I hope this takes down Trump


Pretty incredible when Dan Rather talks about someone's 'spigot of lies'

thehill
Former CBS anchor Dan Rather on Tuesday blasted the Trump administration’s integrity following former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s resignation.

“The White House has no credibility on this issue,” he wrote on his Facebook page. "Their spigot of lies – can we finally all agree to call them lies – long ago lost them any semblance of credibility.”

“We need an independent investigation,” Rather added. "Damn the lies, full throttle forward on the truth.

"[This] is real and it is serious. Deadly serious. We deserve answers and those who are complicit in this scandal need to feel the full force of justice.” 
Flynn resigned late Monday amid scrutiny of his phone conversations with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak in December after reports that he had misled senior White House officials about discussing U.S. sanctions on Russia before Trump took office.


Brit Hume: Taking The Country In A New Direction Is Going to Be Hard For Trump Because Of Resisitance On The Inside

'The intelligence agencies were bent on undermining him and did so'