Thursday February 9th - The day when POTUS shouted at no one in particular in all caps on Twitter….
The Daily Tweets:
- POTUS tweeted 6:00am EST: Sen.Richard Blumenthal, who never fought in Vietnam when he said for years he had (major lie),now misrepresents what Judge Gorsuch told him?
- POTUS tweeted 7:00am EST: Chris Cuomo, in his interview with Sen. Blumenthal, never asked him about his long-term lie about his brave "service" in Vietnam. FAKE NEWS!
- POTUS tweeted 7:00am EST: Sen. McCain should not be talking about the success or failure of a mission to the media. Only emboldens the enemy! He's been losing so....
- POTUS tweeted 7:00am EST: ...long he doesn't know how to win anymore, just look at the mess our country is in - bogged down in conflict all over the place. Our hero..
- POTUS tweeted 7:00am EST: ..Ryan died on a winning mission ( according to General Mattis), not a "failure." Time for the U.S. to get smart and start winning again!
- POTUS tweeted 6:30pm EST: SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!
White House News:
- POTUS speech before the SCOTUS listening session https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/02/09/remarks-president-trump-scotus-listening-session
- POTUS speech preceding a meeting with the Aviation Industry https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/02/09/remarks-president-trump-meeting-aviation-industry
- POTUS speech at the swearing in of AG Sessions https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/02/09/remarks-president-trump-swearing-attorney-general-sessions
- Background press call on Prime Minister Abe’s Visit to the White House https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/02/09/background-press-call-prime-minister-abes-visit-white-house
- Sean Spicer’s Press briefing for 2/9/17 (In which he swears everybody should have known he MEANT the Orlando terrorist attack, NOT Atlanta… why can’t we just read his mind?) https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/02/09/press-briefing-press-secretary-sean-spicer-292017-11
- Readout of the President’s Call with President Ghani of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/02/09/readout-presidents-call-president-ghani-islamic-republic-afghanistan
- EO on Enforcing Federal Law with Respect to Transnational Criminal Organizations and Preventing International Trafficking https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/02/09/presidential-executive-order-enforcing-federal-law-respect-transnational
- EO on Preventing Violence against Federal, State, Tribal, and Local Law Enforcement Officers https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/02/09/presidential-executive-order-preventing-violence-against-federal-state
- EO on a Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/02/09/presidential-executive-order-task-force-crime-reduction-and-public
US Senate News:
- No votes taken today
NC Legislative News:
- Bills with House Action on 2/9/17 http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/lastaction/todaysaction.pl?Biennium=2017&DateReport=today&ActionChamber=H
- Bills with Senate Action on 2/9/17 http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/lastaction/todaysaction.pl?Biennium=2017&DateReport=today&ActionChamber=S
- New HB2 Repeal plan from Democrats would add nondiscrimination protections http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article131657324.html
- Lawmakers want to allow handgun concealed carry without permit http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article131771434.html
News from outlets with journalistic integrity (AKA… REAL News):
- Trump loses bid to reinstate travel ban https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/09/us/politics/appeals-court-trump-travel-ban.html
- Trump attacks senator over Gorsuch’s comments https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/09/us/politics/donald-trump-administration.html
- Top US general in Afghanistan said thousands more troops needed for fight against Taliban http://www.latimes.com/world/middleeast/la-fg-us-afghanistan-20170209-story.html#nt=oft12aH-3gp2
- Conway ‘counseled’ for touting Ivanka’s products, White House says https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/conway-may-have-broken-key-ethics-rule-by-touting-ivanka-trumps-products-experts-say/2017/02/09/fd1cc64a-eeda-11e6-b4ff-ac2cf509efe5_story.html
- How Trump’s travel ban broke from the normal executive order process https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/politics/trump-travel-ban-process/?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_no-name%3Ahomepage%2Fstory
- Tom Price belongs to a doctors group with unorthodox views on government and health care https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/02/09/through-views-and-alliances-hhs-nominee-has-long-opposed-government-role-in-health-care/?hpid=hp_hp-more-top-stories_price-340pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.15ba9ae64d4c
- Democrat moves to force House debate on Trump’s alleged business conflicts and Russia ties https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/02/09/democrat-moves-to-force-house-debate-on-trumps-alleged-business-conflicts-and-russia-ties/?utm_term=.a88f3428d0f6
- Pat McCroary takes a turn as TV pundit, will join ‘Meet the Press’ roundtable http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article131775364.html
Around the Web:
- Big cracks are developing in the “Trump Portfolio” http://www.cnbc.com/2017/02/09/big-cracks-are-developing-in-the-trump-portfolio.html
- Trump & SNL: a look back at a complicated relationship https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/09/arts/television/donald-trump-saturday-night-live-alec-baldwin.html
- Trump border wall to cost $21.6 billion, take 3.5 years to build http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-immigration-wall-exclusive-idUSKBN15O2ZN
- Five Things Thursday http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/09/us/five-things-thursday-trnd/
- New Dead Sea Scrolls cave discovered http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/08/world/new-dead-sea-scrolls-cave-discovered/index.html’
Good news of the day:
- Chelsea Handler Trolls POTUS with a Nordstrom Shopping Spree and a White House Photo Op http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/chelsea-handler-nordstrom_us_589cb373e4b0c1284f2b3865?section=us_queer-voices&
Well, since you asked…
- George and Amal are expecting twins (awwwwww!) http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2017/02/09/george-and-amal-clooney-expecting/97358638/