Dem Congressman on CNN: Calling Press the Enemy is 'Totalitarian Tool of Dictators'



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Democrat Rep. Jerry Nadler on Tuesday went after President Trump for calling the media the "enemy of the American people.

"To label the press or anybody else enemy of the people is a totalitarian tool of dictators," he said on CNN's "New Day."

The president often rails on the media, accusing reporters of biased and dishonest coverage against him.

He has recently taken to referring to some news organizations as "fake news" and tweeted last week that the "FAKE NEWS media" was the "enemy of the America people."

Trump during a rally Saturday in Florida continued to escalate his feud with the media, telling the crowds at his rally that he wanted to "speak to you without the filter of the fake news."

Trump Administration Set To Roll Out Revised Travel Order Ban


Trump's original order, issued a week into his presidency, barred citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries -- Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen -- from entering the US for 90 days, all refugees for 120 days and refugees from Syria indefinitely.

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The Trump administration is planning to roll out as early as this week a revised executive order on immigration that the President says will "protect our people" while at the same time pass muster with courts that halted an earlier version.

Sources said the new order will clarify a point that caused confusion the first time around: The executive order will not impact green card holders.

"The President is contemplating releasing a tighter, more streamlined version of the first executive order," Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said at the Munich Security Conference over the weekend. Acknowledging the rushed rollout of the previous order that caused chaos in airports across the country and widespread demonstrations, Kelly said that officials are working on a "phase in" period for parts of the order to take effect.

The new order is also expected to address concerns of the 9th Circuit federal appeals court, which blocked the original order, that travelers' due process rights were not being respected by giving detailed notice of restrictions for those with current or pending visas. Kelly said the goal was "to make sure that there's no one, in a sense, caught in the system of moving from overseas to our airports, which happened on the first release" of the order


VIDEO------> “Not My President’s Day” Protest Draws Less than a Dozen People In D.C.


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Vandals Behead Statue of Jesus Outside Indianapolis Church

Second time in 2 weeks


Vandals continue to desecrate a statue of Jesus at an Indiana Church, beheading the figure twice in two weeks. The headless statue portrays a disturbing image, and congregants of the Church are perplexed by the crime. “It makes me sad that somebody would do something like that,” said Pastor Brad Flaskamp, reports Fox News. “I was hoping it was just a random act to destroy it in the first place."

Cottage Avenue Pentecostal Fellowship believed it to be a one-off attack two weeks ago. Church members were able to reattach the head, but then it happened again. This time, the head was taken by the assailant. “I can tell you that I don’t think it’s kids,” said Pastor Flaskamp.


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."

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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.