SERMON FOR 2nd SUNDAY OF ADVENT: “When leaders fail” Reply


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SERMON:  “WHEN LEADERS FAIL”

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“#DentureDonald Slurs Through a White House Address: The Daily Show” Reply


THE DAILY SHOW

CNN BREAKING NEWS . . . Reply


Donald Trump Jr. would not tell House investigators Wednesday what he and his father discussed after reports surfaced about a June 2016 meeting he had in Trump Tower with Russians, citing attorney-client privilege because of the presence of attorneys during the exchange with his father.

President Donald Trump and his son had a conversation this summer after Trump Jr. produced emails about his involvement in the Trump Tower meeting, according to Rep. Adam Schiff, a California Democrat and the committee’s ranking member who attended the Wednesday session. At the classified hearing, Trump Jr. acknowledged speaking with senior White House aide Hope Hicks to help craft a response to the initial reports, sources said.

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More headlines on the Russia investigation:

— Whistleblower: Flynn told colleague Russia sanctions would be ‘ripped up’

— Revelations about Michael Flynn raise new questions about what Pence knew

— More charges could be coming against former Trump aide Rick Gates (corrected)

“Here’s The Real Sexual Assault Case That Could Destroy Donald Trump” Reply


POLITICUS USA

“House Democrat plans to force impeachment vote Wednesday” Reply


POLITICO

“Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) says he intends to force a vote Wednesday to impeach President Donald Trump, a move that Democratic leaders have long sought to fend off despite increasing agitation from a small faction of liberal members.

“I love my country,” Green wrote in a letter to colleagues on Tuesday. “For this reason, I will bring articles of impeachment to a vote in the House of Representatives.” MORE

“Trump Will Recognize Jerusalem As Israel’s Capital And Announce U.S. Embassy Move” Reply


HUFFINGTON POST

“Trump Lawyers Are Preparing For Criminal Charges To Be Filed Against The President” Reply


POLITICUS USA

“Trump’s legal team is clearly setting the stage to say the president cannot be charged with any of the core crimes discussed in the Russia probe: collusion and obstruction. Presumably, you wouldn’t preemptively make these arguments unless you felt there was a chance charges are coming.

A lawyer wouldn’t be offering a defense before anything has been filed unless they are trying to get out in front of charges that are coming.” MORE

“Pence pleads ignorance as Russia probe deepens” Reply


POLITICO

“As the White House contends with questions about who knew about former national security adviser Michael Flynn lying to the FBI, people close to Vice President Mike Pence are trying to make clear that President Donald Trump’s No. 2 knew nothing at all.

He was at a homeless shelter in Indiana, clad in an apron and doling out hot meals, the day last December when Egypt submitted a U.N. resolution that drew Flynn and Trump’s son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner into international back-channel dealing.” MORE

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“Mick Mulvaney’s mission: Sacrifice public protections on the altar of deregulation” Reply


SALON

“When the Trump administration’s U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released its first semi-annual report on the status of federal regulations in July, it gave itself a big pat on the back for “amending and eliminating regulations that are ineffective, duplicative, and obsolete.” OMB Director Mick Mulvaney bragged about removing or withdrawing 860 regulations, most of which were in the process of being developed, and none of which, he assured, were important to the American public.

“I got news for you,” he said. “None of them are very sexy. None of them are very glamorous. None of them really rise to the level of getting national attention.” MORE