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Presidential rankings are in! Political scientists rate Trump as the worst in history, Obama soars

Presidential rankings are in! Political scientists rate Trump as the worst in history, Obama soars

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Campaign Action A leading association of political scientists have released the data from their most recent survey and a ratings-obsessed Donald Trump is not going to be happy. They detailed their findings in the New York Times: Since our previous survey in 2014, some presidential legacies have soared (Barack Obama’s stock has climbed into the Top 10), while others have fallen (Andrew Jackson toppled to 15, out of the Top 10). And President Trump? Let’s say that, according to the 170 members of the American Political Science Association’s Presidents and Executive Politics section who filled out our survey, he has at least three years to improve on an ignominious debut. “Ignominious debut.” OUCH! Brutal. So where do they place Trump in the presidential rankings? Dead last. Ja
Donald Trump Jr. is making a 'foreign policy' speech in India—in between selling condos

Donald Trump Jr. is making a 'foreign policy' speech in India—in between selling condos

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If you missed it when Donald Trump Jr. was made an official ambassador of the United States … you didn’t miss it. Because it didn’t happen. But that’s not stopping Son-of-Trump from delivering what is being billed as “a foreign policy speech” in the middle of a real estate trip. Indian newspapers have been running full-page, glossy advertisements hyping his arrival and the latest Trump Tower project under the headline: “Trump is here — Are you Invited?” The ads also invited home buyers to plunk down a booking fee (about $38,000) to “join Mr. Donald Trump Jr. for conversation and dinner.” Public relations executives working with the two local developers arranging the Trump dinner declined to give specifics about the event. Just how thoroughly is Trump Jr. mingling the business of the Tr
Conservatives push Trump to pardon—this whole Russia thing is just 'cruel'

Conservatives push Trump to pardon—this whole Russia thing is just 'cruel'

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Some whack job conservatives feel really bad for the four former members of Team Trump who have been indicted and are increasingly calling on the Don to issue presidential pardons to Michael Flynn, George Papadopoulos, Paul Manafort and Rick Gates. Politico writes: “I think he should be pardoning anybody who’s been indicted and make it clear that anybody else who gets indicted would be pardoned immediately,” said Frederick Fleitz, a former CIA analyst and senior vice president at the conservative Center for Security Policy. [...] “It’s kind of cruel what’s going on right now and the president should put these defendants out of their misery,” said Larry Klayman, a conservative legal activist. “I think he should pardon everybody — and pardon himself.”  Good god, what planet are these gu
Trump aides were trying to 'move on' from Porter scandal even before shooting offered a 'reprieve'

Trump aides were trying to 'move on' from Porter scandal even before shooting offered a 'reprieve'

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Seventeen people killed in a school shooting was good news for the Donald Trump White House after a week of bad headlines, leaking, and infighting over how former staff secretary Rob Porter was allowed to keep his job despite a history of domestic violence preventing him from getting a permanent security clearance. “For everyone, it was a distraction or a reprieve,” said one White House official, speaking anonymously to reflect internal conversations. “A lot of people here felt like it was a reprieve from seven or eight days of just getting pummeled.” But even before the shooting, the White House was looking for ways to “move on” from the Porter scandal … and, in the grand tradition of the Trump administration, doing a half-assed version of it focused more on the headlines than on real
Trump Is Throwing Himself A Pity Party And Blaming Obama For Russia Scandal

Trump Is Throwing Himself A Pity Party And Blaming Obama For Russia Scandal

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Trump spent President’s Day in self-pity and trying to blame the former president, Barack Obama, for his Russia scandal. First Trump wanted America to reflect on President’s Day: Have a great, but very reflective, President’s Day! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 19, 2018 Later in the day, Trump made it clear that he wants […] The post Trump Is Throwing Himself A Pity Party And Blaming Obama For Russia Scandal appeared first on Politicus USA.
Trump needs to ask Mitch McConnell why President Obama didn't do something about Russia meddling

Trump needs to ask Mitch McConnell why President Obama didn't do something about Russia meddling

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So Trump is off the golf course now, where he spent the morning working off some of the rage that fueled his bizarre weekend of garbled tweets. But not all of that anger was left on the green. You can see he came off the links still stewing about Russia, Russia, Russia.   xObama was President up to, and beyond, the 2016 Election. So why didn’t he do something about Russian meddling?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 19, 2018 About that. Let’s go back to September 2016, when President Obama went to congressional leadership asking for a "show of solidarity and bipartisan unity" in publicly condemning Russia for interference. Remember what happened? Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refused to sign on. He blocked that condemnation of Russia. The White House wasn’t wil
Failing Trump Ranks Dead Last In Expert Survey Of Presidential Greatness

Failing Trump Ranks Dead Last In Expert Survey Of Presidential Greatness

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The American Political Science Association released the annual presidential rankings, and this year, Trump finished dead last. Here are the top greatest presidents: Here are the bottom 5: Trump is the worst president in US history Trump is looking up at the presidents who caused the Great Depression and the Great Recession in these rankings. […] The post Failing Trump Ranks Dead Last In Expert Survey Of Presidential Greatness appeared first on Politicus USA.