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Tuesday May 02, 2017

Trump On Senate: "A Very Rough System," "An Archaic System" That's "A Bad Thing For The Country"
realclearpolitics.com | Ian Schwartz |04/29/17

In an interview with FOX News Channel's Martha MacCallum, President Donald Trump weighed in on governing what he called the "archaic rules" of the Senate. MacCallum interviewed Trump on the final edition of her show, The First 100 Days. Beginning Monday, the name of her show will change to The Story.

"The rules of the Senate and some of the things you have to go through, it's -- it's really a bad thing for the country, in my opinion," the president said. "They're archaic rules." Trump warned, "at some point we're going to have to take those rules on." ... Read more
President Trump: Our Govt Follows "Archaic Rules" - Pres Donald J. Trump On First 100 Day | FoxNews | 04/28/17 | 16:46
Trump's NOT A Fan Of Checks And Balances | TYT | 05/01/17 | 8:51

Donald Trump Doesn't Know Why the Civil War Began. Most Americans Don't Know How It Ended.
MotherJones | Tim Murphy | 05/02/17

People deal with political trauma in different ways. After the 2016 election, yuppies who once scoffed at preppers found themselves stockpiling canned goods. Barack Obama went parasailing. Hillary Clinton hiked in the woods. Hundreds of thousands of people began meeting in small groups--"for the first time in my life," many told reporters -- to organize a resistance. Some people bought bourbon, some people bought dogs, and I found myself reading about Thomas Wentworth Higginson.

In the years before the Civil War, Higginson, the abolitionist scion of a powerful Boston Brahmin family, had run for Congress, dabbled as a Unitarian minister, bankrolled John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry, and even sustained a sword wound to his face while breaking into a Massachusetts jail to rescue a fugitive slave. He prayed for a great cleansing war to rid the nation of slavery and when it came, he cheerfully enlisted. Then, in the fall of 1862, Higginson embarked on one of the most radical projects in American history. ... Read more

Schools superintendent: Students are harming themselves and citing '13 Reasons Why'
WashingtonPost | Valerie Strauss | 04/29/17

A Florida schools superintendent told parents in a letter that his district has seen a rapid rise in at-risk behavior at elementary and middle schools -- including self-harming and suicide threats -- in the wake of a graphic Netflix series about a 17-year-old girl's suicide called "13 Reasons Why."

The series, which debuted March 31, is based on a 2007 young adult novel and includes detailed scenes of young people harming themselves, including that of a teen who cuts her wrists with a razor in a bathtub and her blood is seen pouring out as she struggles to breathe. With the first episode released about a month ago, the series has sparked warnings from mental health counselors and others expressing concern about copycat behavior and the glorification of suicide by vulnerable young people. ... Read more
"13 Reasons Why" Glorifying Suicide? | TYT | 05/01/17 | 6:41

China Demands "Immediate Halt" Of US Missile Shield Deployment In South Korea
ZeroHEdge | author | 05/02/17

"We oppose the deployment of the US missile system to South Korea and call on all parties to immediately stop this process. We are ready to take necessary measures to protect our interests," China foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said at a briefing, adding that "China's position on the THAAD issue has not changed." ... Read more

Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Tuesday, May 02 [10:48]
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Monday, May 01 (FULL) | 59:02
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  1. Headlines
  2. Immigrant Workers Lead Thousands in NYC May Day Protests: "Without Our Labor, the City Cannot Move"
  3. May Day Protests Held at NC State Capitol as GOP Lawmakers Push Bill Defunding "Sanctuary Cities"
  4. ACLU Fight Persists in North Carolina: NCAA Basketball Has Returned, But Anti-Trans HB 2 Remains Law
  5. Is North Carolina Still a Democracy? How Unfettered Conservative Rule Reshaped Tar Heel State
  6. Chris Kromm: The South's Political Clout Is Rising Under Trump
*Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson: U.S. Incoherence, THAAD Missile System Disrupt the Korean Peninsula | TRNN | 05/02/17 | 14:38
Federal Budget Deal Reached. Trump Loses, Liberals Win? | TYT | 05/01/17 | 9:58
VICTORY! Judge Saves Net Neutrality | TYT | 05/01/17 | 3:39
Keiser Report: Post-Brexit World (E1065) | RT | 05/02/17 | 25:36
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Donald Trump Administration Weak On Basic Competence | MSNBC Rachel Maddow | 05/01/17 | 9:54
Keith Olbermann
Trump's New War on Free Speech (#66) | Keith Olbermann | 05/01/17 | 8:44
Matthews On President Donald Trump: I Don't Know Where To Begin | MSNBC Hardball | 05/02/17 | 9:56
Michael Moore: Can These Words Bring Down A Sitting President? | MSNBC Last Word | 05/02/17 | 8:55
Presidential Historian On President Trump's Alternative Civil War History | MSNBC Morning Joe | 05/02/17 | 11:33
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
This Monologue Goes Out To You, Mr. President | Stephen Colbert | 05/02/17 | 12:25
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
President Trump's 100-Day Milestone | The Daily Show | 05/01/17 | 6:41
Daily Show's Hasan Minhaj White House Correspondents' Dinner full monologue | The Daily Show | 05/01/17 | 25:49

05.02.2017. 10:36

Monday May 01, 2017
**Bernie Sanders BRILLIANT takedown of Trump's First 100 Days In Office | Politics Video Channel | 04/28/17 | 18:46

Exclusive: Trump says he thought being president would be easier than his old life
Reuters | Stephen J. Adler | 04/29/17

"I loved my previous life. I had so many things going," Trump told Reuters in an interview. "This is more work than in my previous life. I thought it would be easier."

More than five months after his victory and two days shy of the 100-day mark of his presidency, the election is still on Trump's mind. Midway through a discussion about Chinese President Xi Jinping, the president paused to hand out copies of what he said were the latest figures from the 2016 electoral map. ... Read more
*Trump Shocked Being President Harder Than Sitting On Ass | TYT | 04/28/17 | 5:42

Climate March Brings Thousands of People to Protest Donald Trump
MotherJones | author | 04/29/17

The latest version of organized protest against President Donald Trump is officially underway with the third annual People's Climate March in Washington, D.C. The event is expected to draw thousands of participants both in the nation's capital and sister marches nationwide, where demonstrators plan to speak out against the Trump administration's plans to undo the federal regulations that are in place to fight climate change.

Coincidentally, Saturday's march also marks the first 100 days of Trump's presidency. During that period, the president has stacked his administration with prominent climate deniers, proposed eliminating billions in scientific research, and threatened to withdraw from the Paris climate treaty. ... Read more

Wall Street Firm Paying Obama $400,000 Faced Internal Controversy After Pocketing Huge 9/11 Settlement
TheIntercept | Jon Schwarz | 04/28/17

BARACK OBAMA will deliver a speech this September at a swanky healthcare conference for investors run by Cantor Fitzgerald. As Fox Business News first reported on Monday, the firm is paying him $400,000.

The ensuing criticism of Obama for cashing in on his presidency has been thunderous -- but has overlooked exactly whose money he is taking. Cantor Fitzgerald, a major Wall Street brokerage house, lost 658 of its 960 employees when the World Trade Center was destroyed in the September 11, 2001 terror attacks. But when it settled a long-running lawsuit against American Airlines for $135 million in 2013, the proceeds didn't go to the families of the dead. ... Read more

Fyre Festival attendee describes chaotic experience | CBC | 04/30/17 | 5:16

Fyre Festival canceled after guests allege "scam"
CBS | Andrea Park | 04/28/17

The Fyre Festival in the Bahamas, billed as a "luxury" event featuring big music acts and celebrity chefs, is now canceled after a chaotic false start, stranding angry visitors who shelled out thousands of dollars to attend.

"Due to unforeseen and extenuating circumstances, Fyre Festival has been fully postponed," the festival tweeted on Friday. "After assessing the situation this morning and looking at best options for our guests, we cannot move forward as we hoped we could. At this time, we are working tirelessly to get flights scheduled and get all travelers home safely." ... Read more

"Fyre Festival" Looked So Fun In The Pictures... | TYT | 04/30/17 | 8:55
Trump's First 100 Days. And What Has He Done? (#65) | Keith Olbermann | 04/28/17 | 8:07
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Monday, May 01 [13:34]
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Monday, May 01 (FULL) | 59:02
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  1. Headlines
  2. Watch the Indigenous Water Ceremony That Opened the People's Climate March in Washington, D.C.
  3. People's Climate March: A Protest Against the Fossil Fuel Industry Taking Over the U.S. Government
  4. Indigenous Leader Kandi Mossett: "It's Not OK for Our Women to Die Because We Want to Protect Water"
  5. Sens. Markey & Merkley Push Bill for 100% Clean and Renewable Energy by 2050
  6. Massachusetts AG Maura Healey on Why She Is Suing ExxonMobil for Climate Deception
  7. Kumi Naidoo: As Africa Burns, Why Is U.S. Refusing to Help Stop Catastrophic Climate Change?
  8. Berta Cáceres' Sister Speaks Out About the Ongoing Assassinations of Land Defenders in Honduras
*Whistleblower Advocates: Stop Targeting the Messenger | TRNN | 05/01/17 | 7:53
**Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson -> Trump's Cuts to Foreign Aid Threaten Global Health, Benefit War & Disaster Profiteers | TRNN | 05/01/17 | 11:08
200,000 Rally For Climate Justice in DC | TRNN | 05/01/17 | 7:37
Trump's First 100 Days: The Real Story | TYT | 04/29/17 | 3:49
Trump Shocked Being President Harder Than Sitting On Ass | TYT | 04/28/17 | 3:49
*Keiser Report: America-China Financial Wars (E1064) | RT | 04/29/17 | 25:43
*Amy Goodman: "How To Fight Trump's Anti-Immigrant Bigotry" | ThomHartmann | 04/28/17 | 27:57
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*Charting The Next 100 Days Of Donald Trump's Presidency | MSNBC Morning Joe | 05/01/17 | 10:45
Sizing Up Democratic Bench For 2020 Election, President Obama's Speaking Fee | MSNBC Morning Joe | 05/01/17 | 13:17
Health Care Continues To Trouble Trump White House | MSNBC Morning Joe | 05/01/17 | 6:28
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
What Doesn't Kill You Makes You 100 Days Stronger | Stephen Colbert | 04/29/17 | 5:08
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
*Not The White House Correspondents' Dinner, Pt. 1: Peaches and Monologue | Samatha Bee | 04/29/17 | 6:00
Not The White House Correspondents' Dinner, Pt. 2: Roast of Jeff Zucker | Samatha Bee | 04/29/17 | 8:59

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