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Songwriter’s Daughters Furious As Trump Hijacks Their Father’s Lyrics To Smear Immigrants

Oscar Brown, song writer who wrote 'the snake' that Trump quotesThe daughters of the man who wrote “The Snake” ― a 1960s soul song that President Donald Trump has appropriated for his own anti-immigrant agenda ― blasted Trump on Sunday for twisting their father’s lyrics into a message of hate.

The president is using the song, written by the late Oscar Brown Jr., to “serve his own campaign and climate of intolerance and hate — which is the opposite” of what the songwriter intended, one of his daughters, Maggie Brown, said Sunday on MSNBC.


Trump: I would have run into school during shooting even without a gun

Trump the hero would have run into Fl. school.  Yeah, right.President Trump on Monday claimed he would have run into a Florida high school to prevent a gunman from carrying out this month's mass shooting.

"You don't know until you test it, but I really believe I'd run in there even if I didn't have a weapon,” Trump told a gathering of governors at the White House. "And I think most of the people in this room would have done that, too."

TVNL Comment: Yeah, right.  But, here's an idea: at the next alert of a gunman firing an assault rifle anywhere, let's send Donald in without a gun.  Geez.


Washington governor confronts Trump at White House

Jay Inslee challenges Trump over arming teachersWashington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) confronted President Trump on Monday over his proposal to arm educators in order to prevent future school shootings.
Inslee stood and objected to the controversial idea during a meeting with the nation’s governors at the White House, telling Trump that law enforcement agencies and instructors are both alarmed by the idea of teachers “packing heat” around young children.
“So I just suggest we need a little less tweeting here, a little more listening,” said Inslee, who has been rumored as a possible Democratic challenger to Trump in 2020. “Let’s just take that off the table and move forward.”

Anti-secrecy lawsuits soaring against Pruitt's EPA

Pruitt being probed by anti-secrecy groups

The Environmental Protection Agency has experienced a huge surge in open records lawsuits since President Donald Trump took office, an analysis of data reviewed by POLITICO shows — a trend that comes amid mounting criticism of EPA's secrecy about Administrator Scott Pruitt’s travels, meetings and policy decisions.

The legal attacks also reflect widespread interest in the sweeping changes Pruitt is enacting.


Trump’s Approval Rating Falls Back to Lowest Point of Presidency

Feb. 25: Trump's approval rating tanksPresident Donald Trump's approval rating in a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS stands at 35%, down five points over the last month to match his lowest level yet.

The slide follows a January bump in approval for the President, a finding that appeared connected to a bullish stock market and strong reviews for the economy. His new rating matches a December poll, which marked his lowest approval rating in CNN polling since taking office in January 2017.

CPAC panelist booed for calling out the Republican Party for enabling sexual predators

CPAC woman booed for talking about GOP hypocrisyIt was a sleepy Saturday afternoon at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) until writer Mona Charen took the stage.

The panel — called “#UsToo: Left out by the Left” — was set to be a conversation about feminism and conservatism. Moderator Marji Ross asked the panelists what aspects of modern feminism make their blood boil.


Yes, Russia Likely Did Swing Votes For Donald Trump

Yes, russia did swing votes for Trump in 2016As John Bentley waited in line to see President Barack Obama campaign for Hillary Clinton just days before the 2016 election, he worried that he’d been unable to persuade his son to cast a ballot for Clinton, too.

The 24-year-old believed Clinton was untrustworthy, with new emails released by WikiLeaks providing fresh proof on a daily basis.

“Can you believe it?” wondered Bentley, a 70-year-old African-American man and a lifelong Democrat.


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