US PRESIDENT DONALD Trump’s HAIR – ‘insane’ reason HE skipped WWI ceremony on rainy day; MSNBC’s Donny Deutsch reveals

President Trump’s hair stood between him and the World War 1 ceremony on Saturday.  Apparently

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|CRIMSON TAZVINZWA, AIWA! NO!| MSNBC’s Donny Deutsch isn’t buying any White House excuses for President Donald Trump skipping a visit to a World War I cemetery.

The White House claims Trump’s trip to Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial near Paris due to weather, saying military officials concluded a helicopter flight was risky in light rain, but the “Morning Joe” contributor said he knew the real reason why.

“I know this man, and I know this is going to sound insane,” he added. “You know probably the reason? His hair. This is what motivates this man. I’m not trying to be silly here. But it’s the truth. I know this man.”

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Co-host Mika Brzezinski, who also knows Trump, said she agreed.

“Donny, I completely agree, and I know how he is about it,” she said. “I know him, too. I think it’s twofold. I think it’s that, believe it or not, but I also think that he can’t get away from the phone right now, given the potential threat he and some family members may be in.”

US MIDTERM ELECTIONS – I took my 3-year-old to Congress to fight for health care. I feel like we won the midterms.

Republicans voted against our health care. It just cost them the House.

Elena Hung and her daughter, Xiomara, meet Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) on the Hill last year. Bella Lucy for Vox

|AIWA! NO!My daughter Xiomara spent the first five months of her life in the neonatal intensive care unit. She was born with a number of medical conditions affecting her airway, lungs, heart, and kidneys — luckily, due to her medical care, she is thriving today.

When I look back on those 169 days I spent at her hospital bedside, I am overwhelmed with gratitude all over again. Because of the Affordable Care Act, I was able to focus on her care instead of worrying about how to afford our bills or filing for bankruptcy.

Under the ACA, families like mine who have children with complex medical needs cannot be denied medical coverage due to preexisting conditions or face a lifetime cap. When the GOP threatened to take away that peace of mind in early 2017, I knew I had to speak up. I have always been a fiercely private person, but I found something more precious than my privacy to protect: my daughter.

On Tuesday night, after a hard-fought battle to protect our care, health care advocates like me won. Children with complex medical needs like Xiomara won. The Republican Party voted against our health care more than 50 times, and it just cost them control of the House of Representatives. Exit polls showed that health care was the No. 1 issue for voters this midterm election, and a majority — almost 60 percent — of Americans said Democrats would better address preexisting conditions as a health care issue.

As Vox’s Dylan Scott wrote, Obamacare repeal “proved devastatingly unpopular when the GOP actually tried to pass it, and voters made them, and Trump, pay the price on Election Day.”

Taking the fight to Congress

Ever since the GOP took control of the government, Republicans have been obsessed with attacking Americans’ access to affordable health care and disability rights in every corner of our country. Last summer, the Senate tried (and failed) to pass a health care repeal bill that would have cut Medicaid by more than $800 billion and left 23 million Americans uninsured.

Last December, they followed suit by passing a disastrous tax bill that is estimated to leave 13 million Americans without health insurance in the next 10 years. The Republican attacks on our health care never died down as they backed a lawsuit that threatens people with preexisting conditions, loosened restrictions on junk insurance policies that skirt consumer protections outlined in the Affordable Care Act, and made Medicaid harder and harder for families to access.

Every step of the way, health care advocates, including patients and caregivers, fought back. We made sure that lawmakers looked our children in the eyes, heard our stories, and remembered our families.

Along with my friends who also have medically complex children, I went to Capitol Hill last year — with our kids and their medical bags in tow! — and spoke directly with the lawmakers elected to represent us. Before I knew it, my life was consumed by political advocacy. I began to raise my voice louder than I thought possible.

Through Little Lobbyists, a parent-led group of families with children with complex medical needs, we shared our stories and explained what was possible with access to health care — and what was at stake without it. We had countless meetings. We spoke at rallies and press events. We made phone calls. We wrote op-eds and letters to the editor across the country. We educated our community and empowered them to hold their elected officials accountable. We mobilized voters. For nearly two years, we fought back nonstop.

Hung and Xiomara meet Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD). Bella Lucy for Vox

As the results rolled in on Tuesday night, it was clear that our work made the difference. While I watched the map turn from red to blue, Xiomara was asleep in the room next to me; her ventilator, feeding tube, and emergency medical bags safely close by. I saw the hard work of millions of health care advocates come to life, and in that moment, I was hopeful.

I am tired, but like millions of advocates across the country, I won’t back down. I have never given up on my daughter, and I won’t give up now.

Americans vote on health care. It’s a life-or-death issue.

It’s not a difficult equation: If our lawmakers dare threaten the health care that American families rely on, then we will do everything in our power to hold them accountable and vote them out of office.

In the lead-up to Tuesday’s results, it became obvious that health care advocates were driving Americans to the ballot box. Friends and community members shared their health care story to empower the people around them. Polling pointed to health care as the No. 1 issue in the elections. Health care became Democrats’ closing argument.

Republicans, finally recognizing that voters were going to hold them accountable, lied about their own voting records. They tried to rewrite their history of voting against people with preexisting conditions, but the American people wouldn’t be fooled.

The results of the midterm elections have sent an undeniable message to the Republican Party: Attempting to repeal our health care is not a winning issue. Our health care is non-negotiable. I am more hopeful than I have been in months; the American people won, and my daughter’s health care was protected.

Notably, the Democrats taking control of the House means that the Republicans won’t be able to move forward on their plans to defund Medicaid or repeal the Affordable Care Act, which ensures that people with preexisting conditions have coverage and that there is no annual or lifetime limits on care. This is huge; it makes all the difference to families likes mine with children with complex medical needs and disabilities.

Elena Hung is co-founder and president of Little Lobbyists and co-chair of the Health Care Voter campaign.

CNN’s Toobin says Trump is begging for impeachment: ‘If Mueller gets fired they will find it impossible to stop’

Trump is begging for impeachment: If Mueller gets fired they will find it impossible to stop; Toobin

CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin (Screen cap).
|AIWA! NO!|A CNN panel on Thursday said that President Donald Trump is clearly executing a plot to shut down special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe — but they warned he could be courting trouble for doing so now that Democrats have subpoena power.

U.S. President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions during the FBI National Academy graduation ceremony in Quantico, Va, 2017.
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Panelist John Avlon laid out how Trump not only fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions, but replaced him with a hardcore loyalist who has in the past mused about ending the Mueller probe by slashing its budget so it cannot effectively conduct its investigation.

“Whitaker’s only credibility and criteria is that he is a hard partisan who has been accused of being a back channel — and some say spy — to the White House from the Justice Department,” he said, in reference to new acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker. “And he has written and spoken out several times — repeatedly, in fact — about the Mueller probe and retweeting an article that called it a ‘lynch mob’… the fix is in on that front.”

CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin then said that incoming House speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democratic leaders absolutely do not want to impeach Trump at this time, in no small part because there is no chance of him being convicted by a Republican Senate.

However, he said that moving to get rid of Mueller in such a brazen matter was practically begging Democrats to start impeachment hearings.

“If Robert Mueller gets fired, they will find it impossible to stop the impeachment in the House of Representatives,” he said.

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Obama, Trump stump for dueling visions as hotly contested US midterms approach

AIWA! NO!Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Barack Obama made dueling election appearances on Sunday, offering sharply different views on the country’s problems but agreeing on the high stakes for voters in the final 48 hours of a tight campaign.

With opinion polls showing dozens of tight U.S. congressional and gubernatorial races in Tuesday’s election, the current and former presidents said the results would determine what kind of country Americans live in for the next two years.

President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama traded blow after blow as they crossed the country in the final weekend of campaigning before Tuesday’s midterm elections.

“This election will decide whether we build on this extraordinary prosperity we have created,” Trump told a cheering crowd in Macon, Georgia, warning that Democrats would “take a giant wrecking ball to our economy.”

Trump campaigned with Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, who is in a tight race with Democrat Stacey Abrams for the governor’s office.

Obama condemned Trump, without addressing him by name, and Republicans for what he described as their divisive policies and repeated lies. He hammered Trump and Republicans for repeatedly trying to repeal his signature healthcare law while at the same time claiming to support the law’s protections for those with pre-existing conditions.

“The only check right now on the behavior of these Republicans is you and your vote,” Obama told supporters in Gary, Indiana, during a rally for endangered Democratic Senator Joe Donnelly.

“The character of our country is on the ballot,” he said.

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Joe Donnelly

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Your vote is your voice. Thank you to my friend @BarackObama for rallying Hoosiers to vote today. Let’s win this.http://GetToThePolls.com 

Trump and Obama are the most popular figures in their parties, and their appearances on the campaign trail are designed to stoke enthusiasm among core supporters in the late stages of a midterm congressional election widely seen as a referendum on Trump’s first two years in the White House.

REPUBLICAN PARTY Right Wing Members Of Congress Invite English Defense League (EDL) Founder Tommy Robinson To a Major Event In Washington DC, Despite His Criminal Record In UK

 There are plans for Robinson to take his message across the globeRight wing members of Congress have invited the EDL Member Tommy Robinson To a Major Washington DC GOP event on 14 November.

MATTHEW MCGREGOR, openDemocracy Uk|AIWAI! NO!|Stephen Lennon, also known as Tommy Robinson, has been invited to speak at a major conference in Washington DC. If he’s allowed to attend, it will give him a big platform to push his anti-Muslim agenda. It will give him the respectability of appearing alongside members of Congress. And it could net him in the range of £1million via fundraising. The question is whether – given his long criminal record – he’ll be allowed to attend.

Here’s the situation: the Middle East Forum has, in conjunction with the David Horowitz Freedom Center, invited Lennon to the United States in mid-November. In addition, Rep. Paul Gosar and six other members of Congress have invited Lennon to speak to the Conservative Opportunity Society in a closed-door event.

Our analysis suggests that Lennon will raise in the range of £1m as a result of the exposure and links he can foster on this trip if he is allowed into the US. We expect him to use his media profile and funding to tour the country organising demonstrations about grooming scandals. Previous demonstrations organised by, or for, Lennon have descended into violence and left a trail of division.

Robinson still faces a possible jail term for contempt of court having posted footage he filmed from outside a grooming gang’s trial online

On Tuesday 23rd October, outside the Old Bailey in London, Lennon announced his intentions:

“I want to spend the next six months travelling to towns and cities blighted by these problems. By next summer the entire world is going to the true extent of the rape of Britain. Again, I am going to have more in videos coming up”.          

Some people have asked how he’d be allowed to travel to the US given his record. In 2013 Lennon was jailed for 10 months for using someone else’s passport to travel to the USA. Lennon used a passport in the name of Andrew McMaster to board a Virgin Atlantic flight from Heathrow to New York. He entered the US illegally then used his own passport to return to the UK. It is believed that Lennon received a ten-year ban on re-entering the US following his 2013 conviction.

But the Trump administration can override these bans if they want to, giving Lennon the possibility of getting in for his lucrative speaking engagement. It seems that the people behind the invite to Lennon have made a request to the US administration to lift his ban. The Middle East Forum and the David Horowitz Freedom Center both have very good political links to the Trump administration.

The people behind this event are pushing at a half-open door. The Trump administration has strong links to the self-defined “counter-jihad” movement. There were early appointees like Steve Bannon, Mike Flynn and Sebastian Gorka. More recent appointments include National Security Advisor John Bolton, who has close links to Pamela Geller, an American activist notorious for her anti-Islamic writings, and the new chief of staff of the National Security Council, Fred Fleitz, part of a group who promote anti-Islamic conspiracy theories. Trump himself received briefings from  Frank Gaffney, a key figure behind the ‘Obama is a Muslim’ conspiracy theory, and Bridget Gabriel, head of the largest anti-Muslim campaign group in the US, ACT for America. ACT recently boasted of having monthly meetings with the White House. This is an administration infected with anti-Muslim prejudice.

The Trump administration has shown its own support for Lennon, especially following his imprisonment for contempt. The British ambassador to the US was lobbied in June by Trump’s ambassador for religious freedoms, Sam Brownback, who demanded the UK government be more sympathetic towards the former EDL leader. At the same time, Donald Trump Jnr, Trump’s son, personally tweeted out his support for Lennon.

About the author: Matthew McGregor is campaigns director of Hope not Hate.

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U.S. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP gives incoherent, unhinged campaign rant — from the White House

In a desperate bid to scare voters ahead of midterms, Trump unleashed a fit of rage from inside the White House ThursdayDonald Trump

|Caroline Orr, Shareblue MEDIA|AIWA! NO!|In a presidential address that was anything but presidential, Trump on Thursday afternoon unleashed a fit of lies and anti-immigrant rage straight from the White House and onto the TV screens of millions of Americans.

The address, which was essentially a regurgitation of the same unhinged rhetoric he spews at campaign rallies, came just a day after Trump tweeted out an inflammatory video that was widely condemned as even worse than the notoriously racist Willie Horton campaign ad.

Trump kicked off the speech by stoking fears about the so-called “caravan” of asylum-seekers slowly making their way north from Central America, which has become his go-to talking point in the weeks leading up to midterms.

“Some people call it an invasion,” Trump said, referring to his own preferred terminology for the asylum-seekers.

“This isn’t an innocent group of people,” he continued, claiming without evidence that the migrants have “injured” and “attacked” scores of Mexican police officers and troops.

He then railed against our current immigration laws, blaming the so-called “crisis” on Democrats, despite the fact that Republicans control both chamber of Congress and the White House.

While the address was billed as a policy speech, Trump didn’t actually introduce any new policies as promised. Instead, he stuck by his usual script of incoherent ranting, apocalyptic fear-mongering, and unhinged conspiratorial rhetoric.

At one point, Trump floated a conspiracy theory about outside groups funding the so-called “caravan,” saying “there’s a lot of professionalism” involved in the journey. “There seems to be a lot of money passing,” he added.

That’s the same conspiracy theory that reportedly motivated the gunman who carried out the deadliest anti-Semitic attack in U.S. history just five days ago.

In a particularly dark moment of the speech, Trump hinted that he may allow U.S. troops to shoot at people trying to cross the border, absurdly claiming that getting hit with a rock is just as bad as getting shot.

As usual, the entire speech was meant to stoke fear, since appealing to voters’ primal emotions is all Trump knows how to do.

With midterms just days away, Trump is more desperate than ever. And since he has no accomplishments to brag about, he is now boxed into a corner, peddling a constant stream of anti-immigrant propaganda and yelling things about “open borders,” “caravans,” “catch and release,” and “bad guys.”

For someone who claims to have the “best words,” he sure can’t seem to find many new ones.

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TRUMP, RUSSIA COLLUSION PROBE; ‘plot to frame Special Counsel Robert Mueller’

Women Allegedly Offered Money to Make ‘False Claims’ Against Special Counsel Mueller

Former FBI Director Robert Mueller said cyber security will be the number one future threat in the country, but for the time being, “counterterrorism and stopping terrorist attacks” is more important. (Photo: Kit Fox/Medill Flickr)

|CRIMSON TAZVINZWA, AIWA! NO!|MSNBC anchor Ari Melber on Tuesday reported on the FBI investigating a “smear plot” against special counsel Robert Mueller.

“Our top story is breaking news unlike anything we’ve seen this year, the FBI is probing a credible plot to frame Bob Mueller,” Melber noted.

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“This sounds big and unusual, because it’s big and unusual,” he noted.

“Multiple news outlets reporting tonight on a plot by a Republican-linked operative trying to frame Mueller on what appeared to be made-up allegations of either harassment or sexual misconduct that would be pushed against Mueller,” he reported.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office has told the FBI that women were allegedly offered money to make “false claims” about him, CNBC reported Tuesday.

The news comes just as conservative commentator Jack Burkman claims to have information about a number of women who were sexually assaulted by Mueller. In a Twitter post Tuesday morning, Burkman said he will reveal the identity of “the first of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s sex assault victims” on Thursday.

“While the fallout from this quite strange story is obviously still reverberating because this is all brand-new, legal experts and some White House veterans already noting that if the order of what I just told you had been reversed — if, for example, the world first learned about this kind of accusation in theory against Mueller before these leaks about its potentially illegal framing — well, it could have upended his career and the probe into the heart of the Trump presidency,” Melber noted.

“I think this is very important for the public to know,” explained former Watergate prosecutor Nick Ackerman.

“I mean, this is a situation where everything has been thrown at Robert Mueller, they have tried to undermine him through the Congress, they have tried to undermine the Manafort jury deliberation — you had one juror even referring to the whole investigation as a witch hunt, copying basically what [Rudy] Giuliani and Trump have been saying.”

“They have tried everything, so it does not surprise me that they would go to this length of trying to obstruct this entire investigation by going directly after Mueller,” Ackerman concluded.

Vermont Law School Professor Jennifer Taub called-in to the show to explain how she was personally targeted by the scheme.

“What did you make of that inquiry?” Melber asked.

“I found it really creepy, to be honest with you,” she noted. “And immediately upon reading it, I went on the internet to try to find a phone number or some other method to contact the special counsel’s office. And all I could find was an email, so I immediately forwarded the email.

“I have never met Robert Mueller, had no encounters, no phone calls, I don’t know him at all,” she noted. “I have no idea why they came to me.

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Vermont Law School associate professor Jennifer Taub spoke with MSNBC anchor Ari Melber