Het is niet alsof ze dat niet wisten nadat hetzelfde bij de laatste tax cut ook gebeurde.quote:Op dinsdag 13 november 2018 18:18 schreef Kijkertje het volgende:
Trump’s Tax Cut Was Supposed to Change Corporate Behavior. Here’s What Happened.
Nearly a year after the tax cut, economic growth has accelerated. Wage growth has not. Companies are buying back stock and business investment is a mixed bag.
Dat is in ieder geval een opsteker voor de Democraten in de aanloop naar 2020. Het artikel geeft ook een wat verstoord beeld van de senaatsuitslag in mijn ogen. Die is gegeven de omstandigheden ook prima voor de Democraten.quote:
Omdat hij vond dat Kavanaugh de kwalificaties en het temperament had voor de baan.quote:
https://www.reuters.com/a(...)office-idUSKCN1NI2L9quote:U.S. first lady Melania Trump has asked that the White House sever ties with deputy national security adviser Mira Ricardel, a spokeswoman for the first lady’s office said on Tuesday.
“It is the position of the Office of the First Lady that she [Ricardel] no longer deserves the honor of serving in this White House,” said Stephanie Grisham, the spokeswoman.
Grisham was responding to reports that President Donald Trump is moving to replace Ricardel, a top aide to John Bolton, after she feuded with Melania Trump.
https://thehill.com/polic(...)the-honor-of-servingquote:First lady's office says Bolton aide 'no longer deserves the honor' of serving White House
First lady Melania Trump’s office has released a blistering statement about the top deputy to national security adviser John Bolton, saying Mira Ricardel “no longer deserves the honor” of serving the White House.
The eruption comes after a report by The Wall Street Journal that Trump has chosen to oust Ricardel from her position at the first lady’s request.
“It is the position of the Office of the First Lady that she no longer deserves the honor of serving in this White House,” Melania Trump’s communication director Stephanie Grisham told ABC News in remarks directed toward Ricardel.
The first lady’s staff clashed with Ricardel during a trip to Africa last month over plane seating.
Ricardel also denied requests from Melania Trump’s staff to use National Security Council (NSC) resources, people familiar with the matter told the Journal. The staff also reportedly told the president that they suspect Ricardel is the starter of unflattering stories about Melania and her team.
The NSC has declined to comment.
Ricardel — one of Bolton’s first senior-level hires after he became head of the NSC in April — has also tussled with Defense Secretary James Mattis and his staff over Pentagon appointments and policy coordination, according to those familiar with the clashes.
Those tensions, which began early in the Trump administration, gained wider attention earlier this fall.
Prior to the 2016 election, Ricardel was named head of Pentagon appointments on Trump’s transition team. At the time, she reportedly stopped Mattis from hiring certain officials over concerns about their party affiliation or their earlier support for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
It was “not a secret that when [Ricardel] was the head of personnel there was some disagreement about who should come in,” an administration official told The Hill last month.
Questions have also been raised over the level of coordination across government agencies to implement Trump’s agenda.
Ricardel’s primary duties at the NSC is interagency policy coordination between the council and the State Department and Pentagon, among other agencies, on major policy issues including the administration’s cyber strategy, the military’s role in Syria and responding to Iranian aggression.
“There are people across the interagency with varying degrees of frustration about the current coordination process . . . . given some of the issues that have lingered — cyber, Syria, Iran — big issues out there that require NSC leadership to coordinate,” the administration official said.
Should Ricardel be asked to leave the White House, Bolton will have lost another ally. Bolton’s longtime friend Fred Fleitz last month left his role as chief of staff and executive secretary for the NSC after serving only six months.
So far, Bolton has resisted White House chief of staff John Kelly, who has pushed for Bolton to replace Ricardel and has been looking for ways to force her out for weeks, officials told the Journal. Kelly reportedly cited the first lady’s concerns to Bolton two weeks ago.
Melania Trump and her staff also discussed the issue with the commander-in-chief during the administration’s trip to Paris earlier this week. Trump told his wife that he would remove Ricardel, White House officials said.
Is Kelly onderdeel van dezelfde feud?quote:
quote:John Kelly may leave after clashing with the first lady Melania Trump: NBC News
Nick Ayers, Vice President Mike Pence's chief of staff, is being considered for the job among other candidates, three of the sources told NBC.
Dat is me niet duidelijk. Kelly had ook problemen met Ricardel.quote:
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0418/rogin042418.php3quote:John Bolton's new deputy is a hawk with sharp elbows, just like him
Bolton's choice of Mira Ricardel as his deputy last week shows he is moving fast to consolidate control over the national-security policymaking process, and is preparing for internal battles that may emerge.
That position put Ricardel in direct conflict with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, who tried to recruit some former Obama administration officials and foreign-service officers, including former Pentagon official Michele Flournoy and Anne W. Patterson, the former U.S. ambassador to Egypt.
"Mira clashed with Mattis and his team. Mattis wanted to bring in Democrats and she didn't want to do that," one senior Republican foreign-policy hand said. "Bolton is bringing in hard-charging individuals, like him, to try to run the show. This is Bolton reasserting his dominance and what he wants the NSC to be."
Ricardel angled for a top Pentagon job in early 2017, several transition and White House officials told me, but Mattis blocked her. She had served as the deputy assistant secretary of defense for Europe during the George W. Bush administration under Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. She developed a reputation as a Russia hawk and was seen as a tough bureaucratic player with a strong personality.
Melania Trump calls for top national security aide to be fired in extraordinary intervention - livetwitter:Evan_Rosenfeld twitterde op dinsdag 13-11-2018 om 21:34:27 BREAKING: Dep. NSA Mira Ricardel has been fired and escorted from the WH, WSJ reports, citing WH official. Ricardel was fired after clash with First Lady, per official. Firing comes after First Lady’s Office said Ricardel ‘no longer deserves’ to work in WH https://t.co/Gf06XgA9QB reageer retweet
quote:Trump could answer written Russia probe questions this week: source (Reuters)
President Donald Trump is expected to provide written answers to questions from the special counsel probing Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election as soon as this week, a person familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.
Idiocracy in het eggiequote:Op dinsdag 13 november 2018 21:54 schreef crystal_meth het volgende:
Ik weet niet zozeer of dit perse een Trump effect is. De districten zijn nu bijna 10 jaar geleden getekend. Dan loop je tegen het eind van de periode aan tegen het feit dat in de tussentijd de electorale geografie van het land veranderd is en sommige districten ineens niet meer zo "handig" zijn. Dat Dems minder populair worden in het platteland en populairder in de voorsteden was zonder Trump ook wel gebeurd.quote:Op dinsdag 13 november 2018 22:49 schreef Monolith het volgende:
Nog een aardig stuk over gerrymandering en het enigszins dempende effect van Trump:
Ik durf toch wel te stellen dat de Romney stemmers wat andere demografische accenten hadden dan de Trump stemmers.quote:Op dinsdag 13 november 2018 22:56 schreef westwoodblvd het volgende:
Ik weet niet zozeer of dit perse een Trump effect is. De districten zijn nu bijna 10 jaar geleden getekend. Dan loop je tegen het eind van de periode aan tegen het feit dat in de tussentijd de electorale geografie van het land veranderd is en sommige districten ineens niet meer zo "handig" zijn. Dat Dems minder populair worden in het platteland en populairder in de voorsteden was zonder Trump ook wel gebeurd.
SPOILEROm spoilers te kunnen lezen moet je zijn ingelogd. Je moet je daarvoor eerst gratis Registreren. Ook kun je spoilers niet lezen als je een ban hebt.
[ Bericht 25% gewijzigd door Kijkertje op 14-11-2018 01:03:29 ]“The fundamental cause of the trouble in the modern world today is that the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.”— Bertrand Russell
quote:The U.S. recorded a $100.5 billion budget deficit in October, an increase of about 60 percent from a year earlier, as spending grew twice as fast as revenue.
The deficit widened from $63.2 billion in the same month last year, the department said in an emailed statement on Tuesday. October marks the start of the U.S. fiscal year.
Receipts totaled $252.7 billion last month, up 7 percent from a year earlier, while outlays climbed 18 percent to $353.2 billion, according to the department.
A ballooning U.S. budget shortfall -- fueled by tax cuts, spending hikes and an aging population -- is driving the Treasury Department to raise its long-term debt issuance. Waning support for U.S. government debt from the Fed, combined with President Donald Trump’s deficit-boosting tax cuts, are weighing on the debt load that he inherited from Barack Obama.
In Trump’s first full fiscal year that ended in September, the budget gap grew to $779 billion, the highest level since 2012.
twitter:girlsreallyrule twitterde op dinsdag 13-11-2018 om 22:32:22 You have got to see this. In order to defend Cindy Hyde-Smith from accusations of racism, MI Gov. Phil Bryant doubles down by singling out black people to ask what about the "20 million abortions black people have had" and that we should be talking about that. 😳 https://t.co/smG0GPUtXt reageer retweet
quote:Maryland’s top lawyer asked a federal judge Tuesday to block Matthew G. Whitaker from serving as acting U.S. attorney general, contending that the appointment is illegal.
Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh (D) said that President Trump’s appointment of Whitaker to the nation’s highest law enforcement post is unconstitutional and that he should be replaced by Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein, who was confirmed by the Senate.
“Few positions are more critical than that of U.S. Attorney General, an office that wields enormous enforcement power and authority over the lives of all Americans,” Frosh said in a statement.
Trump tapped Whitaker to serve as acting attorney general last week after Jeff Sessions resigned at the president’s request. Whitaker’s elevation has raised concerns about his qualifications, his past statements as a U.S. Senate candidate and his business practices.
The legal challenge to Whitaker’s appointment comes as part of Maryland’s ongoing federal lawsuit that is trying to force the Trump administration to uphold a key provision of the Affordable Care Act.
“Who the attorney general is is at the core of this lawsuit,” Frosh said in an interview Tuesday.
“Aside from the constitutional issue, this guy, Mr. Whitaker, has extreme views and that’s dangerous in itself,” said Frosh, adding that he also expects any ruling in the state challenge to Whitaker’s role to be appealed.
Frosh was not required to notify Gov. Larry Hogan (R) about a motion in an existing case. Hogan spokeswoman Amelia Chasse said the governor’s office received no prior communication about the filing and declined to comment on it.SPOILER
[ Bericht 0% gewijzigd door Kijkertje op 14-11-2018 03:52:21 ]“The fundamental cause of the trouble in the modern world today is that the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.”— Bertrand Russell
quote:Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Tuesday said that he would support a bill to protect special counsel Robert Mueller.
“I would certainly vote for it,” he told reporters, according to Reuters.
“I don’t see any movement to get rid of Mueller. But it probably would be good to have this legislation in place just for the future.”