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OBAMA GOT $1.5 MILLION FOR RUTGERS UNIVERSITY COMMENCEMENT SPEECH IN 2016…WORST PRESIDENT IN HISTORY

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( Daily Mail ) Rutgers University spent nearly $1.5million on its 2016 commencement ceremony because of that year’s keynote speaker, then-President Barack Obama.

The hefty price tag is $523,000 more than it cost the university the year before, when its commencement speaker was Bill Nye ‘The Science Guy,’ according to NJ Advance Media.

A final accounting by the university found that most of the money was spent on the extensive security measures needed to accommodate the president as well as the record crowd that witnessed the event at the school’s football stadium in Piscataway, New Jersey.

 

READ MORE: Rutgers University spent nearly $1.5M for Barack Obama’s 2016 commencement address

 

 

 

TRUMP HAS OPEN-DOOR OVAL OFFICE POLICY FOR HIS AIDES – WALK IN PRIVILEGES, NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED

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( Politico ) When Omarosa Manigault, the former “Celebrity Apprentice” antihero-turned-White House adviser, needs to talk to President Donald Trump, she simply strolls into the Oval Office.

As assistant to the president and director of communications for the office of public liaison, Manigault enjoys what Trump aides refer to as walk-in privileges — meaning she doesn’t need an appointment or permission to pop her head in and consult with the leader of the free world.

Her level of easy access marks a break from the previous administration, where President Barack Obama and his gatekeeper chiefs of staff kept at bay the number of aides, even senior officials, who simply walked in without an appointment. In contrast, Trump may have set up the most accessible Oval Office in modern history.

…..But this is how Trump, 70, has always worked. At his office in Trump Tower, former staffers said, it was rare the boss would not welcome an aide into his 26th-floor office.

Trump wrote about his open-door policy in “The Art of the Deal” — on the first page. “Most people are surprised by the way I work,” he wrote. “I play it very loose. … I try not to schedule too many meetings. I leave my door open. … I prefer to come to work each day and just see what develops.”

 

READ MORE: Trump’s open-door Oval Office

 

 

 

DEMOCRAT LEADERS WEEKEND GATHER TO ELECT NEW CHAIRMAN AND PLOT STRATEGY TO REBUILD PARTY AFTER HISTORIC LOSSES UNDER OBAMA’S 8 YEARS OF FAILURE

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  • Rarely have Democrats been so weakened. Republicans control the White House, both chambers of Congress and 33 governorships, and they are preparing to install a fifth conservative, Neil M. Gorsuch, on the Supreme Court

 

WASHINGTON — Reduced to their weakest state in a generation, Democratic Party leaders will gather in two cities this weekend to plot strategy and select a new national chairman with the daunting task of rebuilding the party’s depleted organization. But senior Democratic officials concede that the blueprint has already been chosen for them — by an incensed army of liberals demanding no less than total war against President Trump.

Immediately after the November election, Democrats were divided over how to handle Mr. Trump, with one camp favoring all-out confrontation and another backing a seemingly less risky approach of coaxing him to the center with offers of compromise.

Now, spurred by explosive protests and a torrent of angry phone calls and emails from constituents — and outraged themselves by Mr. Trump’s swift moves to enact a hard-line agenda — Democrats have all but cast aside any notion of conciliation with the White House. Instead, they are mimicking the Republican approach of the last eight years — the “party of no” — and wagering that brash obstruction will pay similar dividends.

…..Rarely have Democrats been so weakened. Republicans control the White House, both chambers of Congress and 33 governorships, and they are preparing to install a fifth conservative, Neil M. Gorsuch, on the Supreme Court.

…..In the race for the chairmanship of the Democratic National Committee, which concludes with a vote in Atlanta on Saturday, the restive mood of liberal activists has buoyed a pair of insurgents, Representative Keith Ellison of Minnesota and Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind., against the perceived front-runner, Thomas E. Perez.

Mr. Perez, who was Mr. Obama’s labor secretary, is still viewed as a favorite in the race, and he has been backed by former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. But he has struggled to dispel the impression that he is an anointed favorite of Washington power brokers.

And Mr. Ellison and Mr. Buttigieg have continued to collect high-profile endorsements: Mr. Ellison won the support of Representative John Lewis of Georgia, the civil rights leader, on Tuesday, and Mr. Buttigieg was endorsed Wednesday by Howard Dean, the former party chairman who remains admired on the left.

 

READ MORE: Bowing to Base, Democrats Opt for All-Out War With Trump

 

 

MICHELLE OBAMA WEARS LEGGINGS FOR HER SOUL CYCLE WORK OUT IN D.C. AFTER A SKI VACATION IN ASPEN…SHE NEEDS A GLAM SQUAD!

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Michelle Obama feels the burn at SoulCycle in  DC

 

( Daily Mail ) Michelle Obama was spotted getting in an early afternoon workout at SoulCycle in Washington DC on Thursday.

The former first lady was photographed making a quick exit from the spin studio after taking a noon class and heading straight towards the small envoy of Secret Service cars waiting to take her back to the $4.3million home she and husband Barack are living in with daughter Sasha.

Michelle seemed eager to go unnoticed during the outing, a goal she successfully achieved thanks in large part to the black hat and dark sunglasses she wore to cover her face, which paired perfectly with her black shirt, black spandex and black flip-flops.

This marks the first time that Michelle has been spotted in DC since she and her husband walked down the steps of the Capitol and boarded a helicopter out of the capital an hour after President Donald Trump was sworn into office on January 20.

 

READ MORE: EXCLUSIVE: Enjoying life as a regular citizen: Michelle Obama feels the burn at SoulCycle in Washington DC after former first family returns home from a long weekend ski trip to Aspen

 

 

Michelle leaves SoulCycleMichelle carried some water with her

 

 

 

 

Cycle cafe: While others stayed around to chat after class (left), Michelle was quickly on her way

 

 

 

Working through it: She also said that her favorite thing to do with he daughters was attend SoulCycle classes

 

 

 

Gone girl: Michelle was quickly returned to her new home in the two-car Secret Service envoy after class

 

 

 

Spin it: Michelle Obama was photographed leaving a SoulCycle class in Washington DC on Thursday afternoon (above)

 

 

 

 

 

TRUMP JOKES ABOUT HILLARY, LOCKHEED MARTIN CEO MARILYN HEWSON WANTING HER TO WIN TO AVOID $700 MILLION PRICE CUT

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Donald Trump met with the CEOs of various manufacturing companies at the White House Thursday and couldn’t help but joke with Lockheed Martin’s Marilyn Hewson probably wanted Hillary to win to avoid  $700 million price cut.

“I have to say this, Marillyn, you’re getting a lot of credit because you’re doing the right thing,” POTUS continued. “We appreciate it. She cut her price over $700 million, by over $700 million.”

“Do you think Hillary would have asked for 700 million?,” Trump transitioned. “Oh, boy. I assume you wanted her to win, but you know what, you’re going to do great and make more planes. it’s going to work out the same or better.”

Read more: Trump Just Met With CEOs At The White House — The Joke He Made About Hillary Had Them In Stitches [VIDEO]

 

 

 

 

GOOD! TRUMP REPEALS OBAMA TRANSGENDER BATHROOM MANDATE

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( Washington Times ) The Trump administration revoked an Obama-era mandate compelling public schools nationwide to permit restroom and locker room access on the basis of gender identity — a move that could have significant ramifications for a case before the Supreme Court concerning transgender rights.

The Departments of Education and Justice issued a joint guidance Wednesday evening rolling back the order. The two-page “Dear Colleague Letter” said the Obama administration had failed to substantiate the claim that Title IX’s prohibition on “sex” discrimination in education also applies to gender identity.

“In these circumstances, the Department of Education and the Department of Justice have decided to withdraw and rescind the above-referenced guidance documents in order to further and more completely consider the legal issues involved,” the order reads. “The Departments thus will not rely on the views expressed within them.”

 

READMORE: Trump lifts Obama-era directive on transgender bathrooms

 

 

 

TRUMP CUTS US DEBT BY $12 BILLION IN HIS FIRST MONTH

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( Gateway Pundit ) President Donald Trump reduced the US Debt burden in his first month in office!

On January 20th, the day of the Trump Inauguration, the US Debt stood at $19,947 billion.  On February 21st, a month later, the US Debt load stood at $19,935 billion.  Trump cut the US Debt burden by $12 billion and 0.1% in his first month in office!

On January 20, 2017, the US debt was $19.947 billion.
On February 21, 2017, the US debt was $19,935 billion.

By comparison, under President Obama, the US Debt burden increased by more than $200 billion in his first month in office. Obama increased the US Debt by 2% in his first month and signed the trillion dollar ‘Stimulus’ bill which is widely considered a colossal failure and waste of US tax dollars as well.  The failed ‘Stimulus’ did not kick in till later in Obama’s first year leading to Obama’s first year deficit of $1.4 trillion.  Overall Obama doubled the US Debt during his Presidency and set records for highest deficits and the largest debt increase by any President ever.

 

READ MORE: Amazing! Trump Cuts US Debt by $12 Billion In His First Month