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The Pentagon spends 5 times more on Viagra than transgender services:

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[Trump says Transgender's can not serve in the military in any capacity because transgender services would be too expensive. Trump's lie of the day.]



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Well, one of his lies today.
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The Pentagon spends 5 times more on Viagra than transgender services:

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Is it possible that the Pentagon is spending too much on BOTH Viagra and transgender services? Just asking.


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The Pentagon spends 5 times more on Viagra than transgender services:

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[Trump says Transgender's can not serve in the military in any capacity because transgender services would be too expensive. Trump's lie of the day.]




Is it possible that the Pentagon is spending too much on BOTH Viagra and transgender services? Just asking.


Transgender services are already covered by Medicare. To suggest that the Pentagon shouldn't cover them is implicitly saying that the military don't deserve being treated as well as the general public.

BTW - that figure is only for Viagra - add in all the other erectile disfunction drugs and you get a real number.

But both those numbers pale in comparison to the cost of Trump's weekend golf trips - if he just stayed in the White House for three weekends he'd save the government more than the cost of all those trans* medical services.


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 Not only did he 86 them, he managed to blame them for it, that is what I found most disgusting.
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I've put it off and gone and done it, email the WH, if you don't see me around the Secret Service has probably carted me off. I wasn't very nice but at least I didn't swear. emoticon
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Donald Trump ran for president promising he was going to rebuild our military, as though it is falling apart and in ruins. If you want our military to be the best, which means you want the best people. You don’t ban people from serving because they make you uncomfortable.

You’re also not going to bolster our military if you view it as something to be used to throw red meat to shore up support from your base of haters. I would hope the Commander in Chief would have more respect for our armed forces than to use them as political props. I also expect those who say they support our troops, to support all of our troops.

North Korea tested another missile last week and experts are in agreement that they’re getting closer to acquiring the capability of not just hitting targets in Asia, but also Hawaii, Alaska, and the continental United States. We probably need to focus on how to prevent that from happening instead of wasting time on problems that don’t actually exist. North Korea launching a nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile is the kind of stuff that should keep Trump up at night, not transgenders in our military.

You would think there’s a better way to handle the issue of North Korea’s nuclear and missile program other than tweeting at China. Of course, we’re talking about a man who doesn’t understand the nuclear triad.

Trump needs to focus on real problems. He needs to give our military and those who serve more respect than something he can use to distract us from his personal problems. Donald Trump will never truly respect the military, not just because he didn’t serve, but because he’s not intelligent enough.

The world doesn’t need the threat of an insane madman propped up by a cult of personality who has nuclear weapons at his disposal. It doesn’t need Kim Jong Un either.

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Trump's transgender ban is headed for court.

]‘See You in Court, President Trump’

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Thompson: The nonsense behind Trump’s military transgender ban announcement

I don’t know about you, but I sure am glad the “generals” and “military experts” President Trump was referring to last week, when he announced a ban on transgender people serving in the military, have their priorities in order.

I don’t think we should really be as concerned with the fact that a maniac in North Korea threatens on practically a daily basis to destroy us, obliterating our allies in east Asia along the way.

And it probably shouldn’t be of concern that ISIS and similar organizations, operating under a sick perversion of Islam, seek to destroy the West.

Of course, those statements are dripping with sarcasm, but apparently what really burdens the military are several thousand transgender people serving their country proudly. So much so that Trump took to Twitter the morning of July 26 to announce the ban.

Yes, Twitter. Trump’s favorite social media platform to get on every morning, once he rises from his slumber, and launch personal insults, stroke his fragile ego and spew general nonsense.

In this case, Trump wrote, “After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military. Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Thank you.”

No, thank you, Mr. President, man of five draft deferments yourself, for relieving the burden of those who proudly volunteer their service to our country.

His announcement on Twitter apparently caught White House and defensive officials completely off guard and there was no established plan for how to carry out the ban, much like when he first announced a ban on people from six countries in the Middle East traveling to America.

Some kind of businessman, huh?

The notion that transgender people are a financial burden on our military is preposterous — or, as Trump might say, fake news. A study commissioned by the Pentagon and published by the Rand Corporation last year notes that out of the approximately 1.3 million active-duty U.S. military members, between 2,000-11,000 are transgender.
According to a report from the New York Times (Yes, I know, fake news!), the study also found that allowing transgender people to serve openly would increase healthcare spending from $2.4 million to $8.4 million for transgender members, or no more than [sign in to see URL] percent of the $6.2 billion increase projected overall.

For a little more perspective, the Washington Post (Will you stop it with the fake news already?) cited an analysis by the Military Times that total military spending on erectile dysfunction medication is around $84 million annually, or 10 times more than $8.4 million. Spending on Viagra alone is $41.6 million annually. And just to put a bow on this, $8.4 million is [sign in to see URL] percent of the Defense Department’s annual budget.

A ban would reverse the Obama administration’s decision last year to allow transgender people to serve openly. It would also effectively quell debate in Congress over a $790 billion defense and security spending package that included taxpayer money to pay for gender transition and hormone therapy for transgender people in the military. Trump, of course, couldn’t outright oppose the package because it also included $1.6 billion for a wall along the Mexican border. So, he just goes for the outright ban to guard against losing his wall.

But the real issue here is the president’s absurd claims of financial burdens in an attempt to mask bigotry. It’s an attempt to score cheap political points and appease many social conservatives.

It’s also a direct contradiction of Trump’s vow during his campaign and in his nomination acceptance speech to fight for and protect the LGBTQ community.

It’s impossible to know what really is going on in Trump’s head, if he’s really bigoted or that he’s just using this ban as political maneuvering. But what he has demonstrated is a strong desire to control the news cycle at all times.

A Republican-controlled Congress has failed to achieve one of the chief goals of his presidency — the eradication of Obamacare — in embarrassing fashion.

Trump shuffles staff around like deck chairs.
The cloud of the investigation over whether people in his presidential campaign colluded with Russia and the probe into whether he attempted to obstruct the investigation with his firing of FBI director James Comey continues to loom over the White House.
Attorney General and former Sen. Jeff Sessions, a member of Trump’s campaign and one of his earliest political loyalists, recused himself from the investigation and has been publicly lambasted by Trump for doing the right thing. That has understandably caused unease around Washington, but especially among Sessions’ former Senate colleagues, Republicans and Democrats.

So, it’s definitely conceivable that this latest action is an attempt at appeasement.
In the meantime, the policy allowing transgender people to serve remains in place until the White House officially issues a directive to not allow it. If that does happen, expect lengthy court battles.
But ultimately, to prohibit anyone who is capable of doing so from serving their country is shameful. It’s a disgrace. It’s an embarrassment. And we shouldn’t stand for it.
When will Republicans turned off by Trump’s actions stop shrugging their shoulders and refuse to stand for a president who behaves this way?

When will enough be enough?

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Trump’s transgender military ban isn’t going over very well with Americans
A new poll indicates the president’s effort isn’t sitting well with people across the country.


Far more U.S. citizens think transgender service members should be allowed in the army than do not, according to a new survey.

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He just keeps it up ...

]If this weren't so serious it would be laughable.
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If Trump Still Wants to Implement His Ban on Transgender Soldiers He'll Need to Come Up With $1 Billion to Do It
   
'Implementing President Trump’s Ban Would Cost $960 Million in Pursuit of Savings of $8.4 Million Per Year'


President Donald Trump will need to ask Congress for nearly $1 billion to fund the expulsion and replacement of active duty transgender service members, or squeeze what he claims is an already underfunded military to find the funds.

Businessman Donald Trump has a lousy track record when it comes to employment practices. The real estate magnate and golf course baron often uses the cheapest labor he can find, which includes skirting the law to hire foreign workers on U.S. visas who frequently don't get raises or benefits.

But the U.S. military is not a golf course, and the highly-trained and highly-skilled service members he wants to fire because they are transgender will need to be replaced.

And that will be expensive.

On Thursday President Trump told reporters, "I’m doing the military a great favor" by announcing his transgender ban.

A new report released this week, authored by current and retired professors from the U.S. Navy's Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, puts the cost of Trump's ill-conceived and likely unconstitutional ban at $960 million.

The does not include the legal costs the federal government will incur for fighting all the lawsuits it can expect. Already this week Trump and other senior members of the military have been sued by two LGBT civil rights law firms, GLAD and NCLR.

The Palm Center, which published the report notes it "shows that discharging and replacing the estimated 12,800 transgender service members who are already serving would cost over 100 times more than providing medically necessary health care to the military’s transgender troops."

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“Fully implementing President Trump’s ban would cost $960 million in pursuit of savings of $8.4 million per year,” the report concludes. The $8.4 million figure is the upper-bound estimate calculated by the RAND Corporation for providing health care to transgender troops each year.



The report itself notes "implementing President Trump’s transgender service ban would cost $75,000 per person in order to accrue an annual savings of $656 per person. For the military as a whole, fully implementing President Trump’s ban would cost $960 million in pursuit of saving $8.4 million per year."

The Palm center also adds "the current report did not include administrative costs and lost time for personnel tasked with rounding up transgender personnel and overseeing their separation," and

And these numbers don't include the costs to society of adding 10,000 to 15,000 people to the unemployment rolls.

In short, President Trump doesn't know the first thing about this policy he tweeted one morning two weeks ago, barely hours after likely learning his former campaign chairman's home had just been searched by the FBI under a no-knock warrant.

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Admiral Mike Mullen stated that, ‘I led our armed forces under the flawed ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy and saw firsthand the harm to readiness and morale when we fail to treat all service members according to the same standards. Thousands of transgender Americans are currently serving in uniform and there is no reason to single out these brave men and women and deny them the medical care that they require. The military conducted a thorough research process on this issue and concluded that inclusive policy for transgender troops promotes readiness.’
Admiral Mullen urged civilian leaders ‘to respect the military’s judgment and not to breach the faith of service members who defend our freedoms."

President Trump stated recently;
"The men and women of our military operate as one team, with one shared mission and one shared sense of purpose.

They transcend every line of race, ethnicity, creed, and color to serve together and sacrifice together in absolutely perfect cohesion. That is because all service members are brothers and sisters. They are all part of the same family. It’s called the American family. They take the same oath, fight for the same flag, and live according to the same law.

They are bound together by common purpose, mutual trust, and selfless devotion to our nation and to each other. The soldier understands what we as a nation too often forget, that a wound inflicted upon on a single member of our community is a wound inflicted upon us all. When one part of America hurts, we all hurt.

And when one citizen suffers an injustice, we all suffer together. Loyalty to our nation demands loyalty to one another. Love for America requires love for all of its people. When we open our hearts to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice, no place for bigotry, and no tolerance for hate. "

Bearing those words in mind...

The White House is expected to send guidance to the Pentagon in coming days on how to implement a new administration ban on transgender people in the military, issuing a policy that will allow Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to consider a service member’s ability to deploy in deciding whether to kick them out of the military.

The White House memo also directs the Pentagon to deny admittance to transgender individuals and to stop spending on medical treatment regimens for those currently serving, according to U.S. officials familiar with the document.

The 2½-page memo gives Mr. Mattis six months to prepare to fully implement the new ban, according to these officials.

"All part of the same family... " Yeah, right.
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Rachel Maddow said last night, "Is that a lawsuit I hear coming down the corridor?" She held her hand to her ear. 'Yes, that's a lawsuit."
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Lawsuit has already been filed.
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And the ACLU enters the fray ...

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"... The 39-page complaint, filed by the ACLU’s Maryland Chapter on behalf of six military service members in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, is embedded with Trump’s tweets and claims the ban not only violates the Fifth Amendment but is invalid on its face.

"The Trump administration has provided no evidence that this announcement was based on any analysis of the actual cost and disruption allegedly caused by allowing men and women who are transgender to serve openly,” the group wrote.

“News reports indicate the Secretary of Defense and other military officials were surprised by President Trump’s announcement, and that his actual motivations were purely political, reflecting a desire to accommodate legislators and advisers who bear animus and moral disproval toward men and women who are transgender, with a goal of gaining votes for a spending bill that included money to build a border wall with Mexico.”"

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Long live the ACLU! (I'm a card-carrying member.)

Was it Reagan's attorney general Meese that called the ACLU "the criminals' lobby," or was it W.'s vice president Cheney?
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With Trump it is more like the lie of the hour.

But to defend Trump's lies, almost everything is a lie.

Iraqi WMD, the US attacking Libya, the US invading Grenada, the 2008 housing bust not being deliberate, the bank bailouts that did not bail out individual investors, Israel owning Jerusalem, North Korea being a threat, etc.
These are all lies worse than anything Trump ever said.

I don't see anyone who can cast stones.
Trump is the best parody I have seen in a long time. I just wish he would scale it up to the point of all these lies by others.
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He tries Rigby but all he produces is bigger lies, lies beyond anyone's imagination because he is a figment of his own.
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He tries Rigby but all he produces is bigger lies, lies beyond anyone's imagination because he is a figment of his own.



Not sure how anything Trump says nearly compares with whoppers like "Iraqi WMD"?
It is not like we can believe the cover story about "bad intel" because Ambassador Joseph Wilson, Ambassador Kirkpatrick, and Gen. Fulford Jr. all verified Iraq had no significant WMD before Bush claimed Iraq did.

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The death last week of Jeane Kirkpatrick — ambassador to the United Nations during Ronald Reagan’s first term and the highest-ranking neoconservative in his administration — coincided with President Bush’s rejection of the Baker-Hamilton Commission report on Iraq and his subsequent consultations with neoconservatives to entrench his belief in “victory.” But rather than providing a sobering but inspirational backdrop for Bush’s heroic stand against the foreign-policy establishment, Kirkpatrick’s passing illuminates the conflicting legacies of the ideological movement of which she was once an icon and the confusion that surrounds a president who demands certitudes.

In its obituary, the New York Times buried a surprising scoop about her last act of diplomacy, when she was sent by President Bush on a secret mission to Geneva in March 2003 to justify the invasion of Iraq to Arab foreign ministers. “The marching orders we received were to argue that preemptive war is legitimate,” Alan Gerson, her former general counsel, recalled. “She said: ‘No one will buy it. If that’s the position, count me out.'” Instead, she argued that Saddam Hussein was in violation of United Nations resolutions. Her hitherto unknown rejection of Bush’s unilateralism and extolling of international order apparently was her final commentary on neoconservatism.

“A neoconservative is a liberal who has been mugged by reality,” neoconservative godfather Irving Kristol remarked in a famously cynical line. At the time of her death, Kirkpatrick was a neoconservative mugged by reality and a shadow of her former ferocious self. Once the warrior queen of neoconservatism, she ended as an unexplained skeptic, less the Valkyrie than the world-weary doubter, akin to the disillusioned Francis Fukuyama but without the tears of an apologetic manifesto. She checked out silently, leaving no equivalent of a political testament.

Norman Podhoretz, who had been her editor at Commentary, disclosed near the end of an obituary he published in the Weekly Standard that she had grown disenchanted. “She had serious reservations about the prudence of the Bush Doctrine, which she evidently saw neither as an analogue of the Truman Doctrine nor as a revival of the Reaganite spirit in foreign policy,” he wrote. “Even so, she was clearly reluctant to join in the clamor against it, which for all practical purposes meant relegating herself to the sidelines.” But Podhoretz declined to reveal more details of her disapproval. Abruptly, he assumed the pose of a commissar, praising her “brilliant service on the ideological front” and awarded her “laurels” for what she “earned in World War III,” though “what I persist in calling World War IV” failed to “tempt her back into battle.” Comrade Podhoretz’s oblique admission of her absence “on the ideological front” and the posthumous anecdote in the Times obituary are the runes of her alienation.
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But the media is so corrupt they did buy it, and they also got almost everyone to buy it then as well, even though it was 100 times more insane than even the absurd stuff Trump says.

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ACLU Asks Federal Court for Immediate Halt to Trump's Transgender Military Ban
   
'The Transgender Service Member Ban Is Unconstitutional and Invalid on Its Face'


The ACLU is suing the Trump administration over the President's decision to ban all transgender service members from the U.S. armed forces. On Thursday the ACLU filed a motion that says the ban is unconstitutional and asks the court to halt it immediately.

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In Thursday's court filing, the ACLU notes:

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The Ban is not rationally related to military effectiveness.

The Ban is not rationally related to an interest in avoiding “tremendous costs” to the military.

President Trump’s Decision to Single Out Transgender Service Members Is Impermissibly Rooted in Animus and Moral Disapproval



And it concludes that Trump's ban "is unconstitutional and invalid on its face, and the Court should enter a preliminary injunction prohibiting Defendants from implementing or enforcing it."

etc ...

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Just more evidence that this government is being run by religious nutbars ...

Trump Announced His Transgender Military Ban Just Days After Tony Perkins Asked Him for It
   
Report: 'Within Days of the Meeting, Mr. Trump Took Action, Announcing His Transgender Military Ban'


On July 11 Family Research Council president Tony Perkins asked President Donald Trump to ban transgender service members from the U.S. military. Just 15 days later, on July 26, the president took to Twitter to announce he was instituting a total ban on all transgender military service members

A Sunday New York Times article detailing how the religious right has gained extraordinary access to and influence over the Trump administration refers to a six-hour meeting in July between the Christian conservatives and the White House.

At that meeting, "Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, a conservative religious lobbying group, broached the topic of banning transgender people from the military," reports the Times, citing an account from the Trump administration's religious advisor, Johnnie Moore.

"Some Republican members of Congress had been pushing for a similar prohibition, pointing to the medical costs of supporting transgender people. Again, within days of the meeting, Mr. Trump took action, announcing his transgender military ban."

That meeting (photo above), as NCRM reported at the time, was held July 11. it concluded with an Oval Office group prayer, with the conservative faith leaders laying their hands on the President. Here's a photo of that event in the Oval Office, which Moore posted to Twitter:

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Pat Robertson's CBN religious news network posted a list of the attendees, which looks like a who's who of the anti-gay Christian right.

Tony Perkins, President of the Family Research Council (FRC); Pastor John Hagee, founder and senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio; Paula White, senior pastor of New Destiny Christian Center in Apopka, Florida; former Congresswoman Michele Bachmann; Ralph Reed, chairman of the Faith and Freedom Coalition; Gary Bauer, president of American Values; Robert Jeffress, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas, Jack Graham, pastor of Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas; Jim Garlow, senior pastor of Skyline Church in La Mesa, California; Rodney Howard-Browne, senior pastor at the River at Tampa Bay Church, Mike Evans, the founder of Friends of Zion Museum in Jerusalem, and Richard Land, president of the Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte and others.

President Trump had told the American people in his tweets that he had consulted with his generals before making the decision but that claim has been debunked. The Pentagon, according to multiple reports, is not happy about the ban and was not consulted or informed prior to the announcement. If implemented, Trump's possibly unconstitutional ban could lead to the eviction of up to 15,000 transgender troops.

As with his Muslim travel ban, several civil rights groups are suing the Trump administration in federal court in an attempt to block it.

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He's not exactly doing well in the courts on this either ....

A Judge Just Halted Trump's Transgender Military Ban and Blasted His 'Capricious, Arbitrary, and Unqualified' Tweets
   
Announcement of Ban via Tweets 'Certainly Can Be Considered Shocking Under the Circumstances'


A federal judge has entirely halted President Donald Trump's ban on transgender people serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, and called the Commander-in-Chief's tweets announcing the total ban in July "capricious, arbitrary, and unqualified." Trump this past summer sought to bar any new transgender recruits from entering the military and discharge all openly-transgender service members.

U.S. District Court Judge Marvin J. Garbis on Tuesday afternoon became the second judge to block Trump's attempt to ban transgender service members. In late October a different federal judge blocked most of Trump's ban. In his 53-page ruling, as Buzzfeed's Dominic Holden reports, Judge Garbis also charged that Trump did not conduct any form of review of policy and did not take action in the national interest.

"President Trump’s tweets did not emerge from a policy review, nor did the Presidential Memorandum identify any policymaking process or evidence demonstrating that the revocation of transgender rights was necessary for any legitimate national interest," Judge Garbis wrote in his decision "Based on the circumstances surrounding the President’s announcement and the departure from normal procedure, the Court agrees with the D.C. Court that there is sufficient support for Plaintiffs’ claims that 'the decision to exclude transgender individuals was not driven by genuine concerns regarding military efficacy.'"

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Philpott: In halting transgender ban, judges hint that US has fool for client

A novice at governing, President Trump apparently didn’t consider there might be a right way and wrong way to try to reverse the Obama administration’s policy allowing transgender Americans to serve openly in the military.

Two federal judges have now weighed in to rule the path Trump chose — announcing a ban on transgender service members in a series of tweets, with shaky claims of harmed readiness and ignoring counsel of Joint Chiefs — almost certainly violated the constitutional rights of current members as well as prospective recruits.

As a result, Trump’s order to force transgender personnel from service next year after a fresh internal study of the issue from the Pentagon, and also to block the scheduled start of recruiting of qualified transgender applicants Jan. 1, are now halted unless the Trump administration can mount a successful appeal.

The separate court rulings came three weeks apart. Both shared stinging rebukes of the way Trump tried to impose the ban, and sharp critiques of arguments by Department of Justice attorneys defending Trump’s actions. Two more court decisions over blocking the ban are pending in other circuits.

The preliminary injunction granted Oct. 30 by Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly for the U.S. Federal District Court in the District of Columbia enjoins Trump and the Defense Department from enforcing “accession and retention directives” that Defense Secretary James Mattis issued in September to implement the formal “presidential memorandum” Trump signed in August, a month after his tweets.

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Now we're up to four federal judges who have ruled against the ban.

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Perhaps the biggest lie Trump has told so far is that the Republican tax changes will hurt him financially. The truth is that he will benefit from these changes.



Trump’s exact tax savings are difficult to estimate since he has refused to release his tax returns unlike every other president over the last 40 years—but it is likely to be at least $11 million a year and perhaps as much as $22 million.
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Some winners and losers ...

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