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Who "lost" family over Politics this year?

At thanksgiving our family had terrible shouting matches over politics. I just left the room and decided to go for a walk. It was bad - I think everyone made good, but there was a dark cloud over that family get together and it may never be the same again.

Do you have any stories?

Barack Obama says he felt a sense of 'serenity' after Donald Trump's inauguration

Speaking in an interview for the BBC Radio 4's Today Program, former Obama described to Prince Harry of the U.K. royal family the moment he left the presidency behind.

"I think it was a satisfying feeling. That was mixed with all the work that was still undone. Concerns about how the country moves forward but, you know, overall there was serenity there. More than I would have expected," Obama said.


https://www.cnbc.com/2017/12/27/barack-obama-to-prince-harry-i-felt-serenity-on-leaving-the-white-house.html

I have to be honest I felt sheer horror. lol. Glad he is enjoying his post presidency time.

In the heart of Trump Country, his bases faith is unshaken

The regulars amble in before dawn and claim their usual table, the one next to an old box television playing the news on mute.

Steven Whitt fires up the coffee pot and flips on the fluorescent sign in the window of the Frosty Freeze, his diner that looks and sounds and smells about the same as it did when it opened a half-century ago. Coffee is 50 cents a cup, refills 25 cents. The pot sits on the counter, and payment is based on the honor system.

People like it that way, he thinks. It reminds them of a time before the world seemed to stray away from them, when coal was king and the values of the nation seemed the same as the values here, in Godís Country, in this small county isolated in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.

Everyone in town comes to his diner for nostalgia and homestyle cooking. And, recently, news reporters come from all over the world to puzzle over politics ó because Elliott County, a blue-collar union stronghold, voted for the Democrat in each and every presidential election for its 147-year existence.

Until Donald Trump came along and promised to wind back the clock.


https://apnews.com/ee19ceb7cf0d4af4ab73c393708148bf/In-the-heart-of-Trump-Country,-his-base's-faith-is-unshaken

Can someone explain this? I just don't get it.

Judge throws out ethics case against President Trump

The group claimed Trump's "vast, complicated and secret" business interests are causing conflicts of interest and violate the U.S. Constitution. A nonprofit restaurant group, a woman who books events at D.C. hotels, and a New York hotel and restaurant owner later joined the ethics group as plaintiffs.

But U.S. District Judge George Daniels said in a decision Thursday that the plaintiffs did not have legal standing to bring the suit. He granted a motion by the Department of Justice to dismiss the case.

http://money.cnn.com/2017/12/21/news/judge-dismisses-crew-trump-lawsuit/index.html

Must have been a rePuke appointee.

tRump on the tax bill: "Obamacare has been repealed"

The GOP's tax plan includes a repeal of the individual mandate of the Affordable Care Act (the provision that requires Americans to have health insurance or face a fine).

Just now, President Trump touted the tax plan as an Obamacare repeal.

"When the individual mandate is being repealed, that means Obamacare is being repealed because they get their money from the individual mandate," Trump said. "So in this bill, not only do we have massive tax cuts and tax reform, we have essentially repealed Obamacare."

He added: "Obamacare has been repealed in this bill."


http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/20/politics/tax-bill-latest/index.html

Its a dark day.

BREAKING: House has to vote again on tax scam!

I guess they can't get anything right. Any chance the result is different?

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/12/19/house-passes-gop-tax-reform-bill.html

BREAKING! Tax scam passes house.

They went over the 217 needed to pass it.

White House hopes meeting with Mueller's office will bring a swift end to the Russia probe

I sure hope the swift end is a list of impeachable offenses that can end this nightmare very quickly.

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/12/19/white-house-hopes-mueller-meeting-will-help-end-russia-probe-washpost.html

GOP poised to repeal ObamaCare mandate

http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/365154-week-ahead-gop-poised-to-repeal-obamacare-mandate

I wonder how many actually realize the tax scam actually guts obamacare. What will the public do when they see there medical premiums go through the roof?

tRump worried for fox news in Disney deal.

https://twitter.com/gabrielsherman/status/941358313236828160

See cnn story for more details: http://money.cnn.com/2017/12/14/media/donald-trump-rupert-murdoch-disney-21st-century-fox/index.html
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