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CNN: A big victory for Trump

By DASKAA following x   2018 Feb 9, 1:19pm 1,337 views   7 comments   watch   sfw   quote     share    


(CNN)President Donald Trump walks away from a turbulent week with a major political victory in the form of a massive deal that raises military and domestic spending caps by $300 billion, giving both parties many items that they have been looking for, and raising the debt ceiling until March 2019.
It followed a wild spell for the stock market that left investors rattled and a brewing scandal over White House chief of staff John Kelly's decision to keep Rob Porter, who has since resigned, on the job despite serious accusations of spousal abuse.
Getting this bill done is a huge step for President Trump. He can claim to have achieved bipartisan support around the budget, an issue that has tied up Washington for years. And now Democrats enter into the final round of the legislative negotiations this month over immigration with almost no leverage at all.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/09/opinions/budget-deal-a-big-victory-for-trump-opinion-zelizer/index.html
1   DASKAA   ignore (3)   2018 Feb 9, 1:27pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

CNN, is that really you?
2   TwoScoopsOfSpaceForce   ignore (4)   2018 Feb 9, 1:40pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Satoshi_Nakamoto says
CNN, is that really you?


They're reading the polls. It's now a bad strategy to only pander to half the electorate.

Totally normalized Trump at 49% approval.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/trump_administration/prez_track_feb09
3   MrMagic   ignore (11)   2018 Feb 9, 1:48pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Satoshi_Nakamoto says
a major political victory in the form of a massive deal that raises military and domestic spending caps by $300 billion,


Sounds good to me, should make my defense stocks soar!
4   MrMagic   ignore (11)   2018 Feb 9, 1:48pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Satoshi_Nakamoto says
CNN, is that really you?


From the article:

Getting this bill done is a huge step for President Trump. He can claim to have achieved bipartisan support around the budget, an issue that has tied up Washington for years. And now Democrats enter into the final round of the legislative negotiations this month over immigration with almost no leverage at all.

Taking the spending threat off the table is extremely important. Democrats, who are the minority in the House and Senate, don't really have that many tools at their disposal that they can use in trying to stop the Republicans from moving forward with their agenda. Right now, President Trump controls the show.

With the budget debate resolved for the near future, including a two-year agreement on the debt ceiling, Democrats are left with virtually no muscle, at least until the midterm elections.

Both parties will exit this battle with a greater sense of fear about what President Trump can accomplish on the Hill. This will weaken his opposition.

The next item on the agenda is immigration, and here, President Trump really has the potential to control the terms of the debate. Democrats enter into this debate in a terrible fix.


Is it time to say CHECKMATE yet?
6   Strategist   ignore (3)   2018 Feb 12, 5:32pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

zzyzzx says
CNN Prepares for Dozens of Layoffs


Looks like people don't like fake news anymore. So sad.
7   MrMagic   ignore (11)   2018 Feb 12, 7:11pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Strategist says
zzyzzx says
CNN Prepares for Dozens of Layoffs


Looks like people don't like fake news anymore. So sad.


from the link:

...."The cuts will affect employees who work in premium businesses including CNN Money, video, product, tech and social publishing, these people said. Several high profile digital initiatives are being scaled back, including CNN’s virtual reality productions and its efforts on Snapchat, where CNN recently nixed a live daily webcast after just four months. CNN’s business-oriented MoneyStream app, as BuzzFeed reported earlier this month, is in the gutter as well."

Looks like they're sucking wind in a bunch of different areas.




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