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Donald Trump Attacks Immigration Protection ‘S***hole’ Countries

Trump comments on Immigration

Trump is feeling the political heat after  referring to Third World Countries as sh**hole countries.

President Donald Trump, who has continuously voiced his thoughts and frustrations with America’s continued responsibility for immigrants fleeing Third World natural disasters, asked members of Congress Thursday “why the United States had to shoulder such a burden?”

Candice Bergen Date With Donald Trump

Although, his question may seem to be no big deal … the context in which he ask it was.  Once again, his vulgar comments have stirred a political outcry as well as a media freenzy.

What would President Truman say about this Congress?

Congress Political News

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Political Trivia:  What member of Congress met his wife while spending three days in jail?  Answer Here

Post Source:  David Simas, The White House

A group of extreme Republicans in Congress have opposed the President’s legislative agenda at every turn. That’s no secret.

But the 113th Congress’ obstruction is reaching new levels.

Right now, our lawmakers are in a position to take action on multiple national measures that would help our economy and millions of Americans. That’s not an exaggeration: They could vote tomorrow. And they should.

We’ve put together a short list: Things the 113th Congress could vote on right now. Spread the word and pass this on.

Consider this for a second. If our current Congress simply scheduled a vote on pressing national issues, we could:

Fix our broken immigration system. This past June, the Senate passed a bill to ensure everyone plays by the same rules and we grow our economy. Multiple reports confirm that there are enough votes in the House to get it done. And still: No vote.

End workplace discrimination for millions of LGBT Americans once and for all. This isn’t difficult: Nobody should be discriminated against because of who they are or who they love. The Employment Non-Discrimination Act would make it illegal to fire someone based on their sexual orientation or gender identity, and it passed the Senate earlier this year. Once again, no vote in the House.

Confirm a leader of the Federal Housing Finance Agency. The housing market is coming back, but we can do more to help responsible homeowners. Congressman Mel Watt, the President’s nominee, was endorsed by Senators on both sides of the aisle. And yet, at a critical time for the housing industry, when we’re working to implement the rules that will prevent another “too big to fail,” Senate Republicans used the filibuster to block his nomination.

Confirm three well-qualified judges to fill long-standing vacancies on the federal D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. Cornelia Pillard, Robert Wilkins and Patricia Millett were all selected by the President as nominees for this critical court. Once again, one by one, Senate Republicans blocked each nomination.

And that’s just to name a few.

In the 1940s, President Harry Truman notoriously dubbed the 80th Congress the “Do-Nothing Congress.” And yet, even they managed to enact 906 laws, including the Marshall Plan, and the piece of legislation that created the Department of Defense and the National Security Council. It’s time for the current Congress to match up a little more favorably.

Remember: They can still allow these incredibly important measures to come to a vote.

It’s time for this obstruction to come to an end, and for Republicans in Congress to start doing their jobs:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/share/the-113th-could-vote-right-now

Trivia Answer:

James Clyburn met his wife in jail, both landed there after a civil rights demonstration.

Not every couple with a long lasting marriage can say they met in jail, but that is how James and Emily Clyburn met while they were both in college. Here is information on their marriage, children, and more. Born:James (Jim) Enos Clyburn: July 21, 1940 in Sumter, South Carolina. Emily England: Moncks Corner, South Carolina.How James and Emily Met:Emily and James met in 1959 after he and approximately 380 other college students were arrested for civil disobedience. Jim on how he met Emily: “We had been in jail all night, and they hadn’t fed us all day. I was standing there and I said to nobody in particular `boy am I hungry.’ There was this little 95-pound person standing nearby. Next thing she is back with a hamburger. She offered it to me, then pulled it back. She tore it in half…

 

White House Gate Crashers Questioned Video

A US couple who crashed President Barack Obama’s first state dinner, leaving the White House red-faced, refused on Wednesday to answer a Congressional committee’s questions about the incident.

“On the advice of my counsel, I respectfully assert my right to remain silent and decline to answer your question,” Tareq Salahi told the

committee, invoking his constitutional rights against self-incrimination.

Still, the couple, who face possible criminal charges as to whether they lied to public officials or trespassed on federal property, remained calm. (At times, Mrs. Salahi — dressed in a white, very-slit, pencil skirt and a fur-trimmed shawl to match — did not seem bothered at all by the sea of cameras clicking away before the witness stand.)

His wife Michaele did the same in the hearing before the House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee.

The couple made no statement and refused to take questions from reporters.

The Salahis made headlines after they attended the early portion of the November 24 dinner honoring Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh despite apparently lacking either an invitation or proper Secret Service clearance.   Read full story here

“Obviously something went wrong and it originated with the White House not with the Salahis, not with the Secret Service,” said Peter King, the committee’s highest-ranking Republican, vowing that the Congressional investigation is not over. “I don’t know what the White House is trying to hide. I don’t know why they won’t allow Desiree Rogers to come up here.”  Read more here

Still, the couple, who face possible criminal charges as to whether they lied to public officials or trespassed on federal property, remained calm. (At times, Mrs. Salahi — dressed in a white, very-slit, pencil skirt and a fur-trimmed shawl to match — did not seem bothered at all by the sea of cameras clicking away before the witness stand.)

Party Crashers Turn Down Invitation to Testify

White House “party crashers” Tareq and Michaele Salahi say they will not attend today’s Congressional hearing about how they got into last week’s State Dinner at the White House without being invited.  Read full story here

Tareq and Michaele Salahi not only gatecrashed the party being thrown to honour Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, they also wrote and posted photos of the event online.  Read full story here

White House crashers named in 16 civil suits – CNN.com

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Analog TV Signal Delayed Until June (Breaking News)

Congress has approved the delay of Digital Converter’s until JuneDetails are unavailable at this time.

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