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    Quote Originally Posted by bbgun View Post
    I hate the man, and think he is an embarrassment. He proves those points almost daily.

    I'm glad he is sitting down with them, and I think if done right could be beneficial. It shows the divide in our Country when Obama said he would be willing to do it, the right damned him. Now that Trump is doing it the left do the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2233boys View Post
    I hate the man, and think he is an embarrassment. He proves those points almost daily.

    I'm glad he is sitting down with them, and I think if done right could be beneficial. It shows the divide in our Country when Obama said he would be willing to do it, the right damned him. Now that Trump is doing it the left do the same.
    This is just more bait and switch from the Norks. They always promise to behave if you give them x, y and z, then seven months later they're back to their old tricks. My guess is that Trump and the Pentagon want to solve this once and for all militarily, but they need to prove to the world that they sought a peaceful diplomatic resolution before the missiles start flying.

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    DeVos struggles to answer basic questions about schools in her home state

    Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos stumbled her way through a tense interview on CBS's "60 Minutes" Sunday night, struggling to answer some basic questions about schools in her home state of Michigan and admitting that she does not "intentionally" visit underperforming schools.

    "60 Minutes" correspondent Lesley Stahl asked DeVos if in Michigan, students who can't afford to leave public schools are thriving, as the secretary cites.

    "Have the public schools in Michigan gotten better?" Stahl asked.

    "I don't know. Overall, I -- I can't say overall that they have all gotten better," DeVos said, noting that "there are certainly lots of pockets where the students are doing well."

    But Stahl notes that the secretary's "argument that if you take funds away that the schools will get better, is not working in Michigan where (she) had a huge impact and influence over the direction of the school system here."

    DeVos responded: "I hesitate to talk about all schools in general because schools are made up of individual students attending them."

    "Michigan schools need to do better. There is no doubt about it," she continued, admitting that she does not "intentionally (visit) schools that are underperforming."

    Stahl suggested she should visit those schools to understand what they're doing. DeVos responded, "Maybe I should."

    White House officials watched the interview, along with media appearances DeVos made on Monday morning, with dismay, two sources familiar with their reaction told CNN. The White House did not respond to a request for an official comment regarding DeVos' performances, and it wasn't immediately clear what President Donald Trump's reaction was.

    The secretary also argued that the federal government has "invested billions and billions and billions of dollars ... and we have seen zero results" in public education.

    "But that really isn't true," Stahl argued, noting that test scores have gone up over the last 25 years.

    DeVos said the United States has comparatively stagnated with test scores, pivoting again to school choice as the solution.

    "What can be done about that is empowering parents to make the choices for their kids," DeVos said. "Any family that has the economic means and the power to make choices is doing so for their children."

    DeVos' passion for school and community choice also transferred into how she views school safety.

    The secretary said allowing teachers to have guns in schools "should be an option for states and communities to consider," later reconciling that she "couldn't ever imagine" her own first-grade teacher brandishing a weapon in the classroom.

    While DeVos maintained that addressing gun violence in schools is an urgent matter, noting that she's heading up a task force to observe what states are doing to protect students, Stahl balked, saying "this sounds like talking instead of acting."

    DeVos also identified individual circumstances as to why she's considering repealing Obama-era guidance that outlines "how to identify, avoid and remedy discriminatory discipline."

    "Arguably, all of these issues or all of this issue comes down to individual kids," Devos said, to which Stahl replied, "Well, no ... it's not."

    DeVos continued, "It does come down to individual kids. And -- often comes down to -- I am committed to making sure that students have the opportunity to learn in an environment that is conducive to their learning."

    DeVos also said that "one sexual assault is one too many, but "one falsely accused individual is one too many."

    Asked if the two were the same, DeVos remarked, "I don't know. I don't know. But I'm committed to a process that's fair for everyone involved."

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2233boys View Post
    I could care less about the whole Stormy Daniels thing. Personally donít even care if the news covers it at all. My hypocrisy issues come down to the Christian Right and guys like Pence, and (basically anyone that called out any opposing party member for infidelities because of moral issues )
    Don't you be hatin on my Pencey wensie....

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbgun View Post
    This is just more bait and switch from the Norks. They always promise to behave if you give them x, y and z, then seven months later they're back to their old tricks. My guess is that Trump and the Pentagon want to solve this once and for all militarily, but they need to prove to the world that they sought a peaceful diplomatic resolution before the missiles start flying.
    I am sure it is a ploy on the part of the North Koreans. I hope that Trump is prepared and doesn't go in alone.

    I hope that the aren't making a plan for a military option and this is a ploy on our part to have an excuse. That wouldn't surprise me, but it would be devastatingly stupid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skidadl View Post
    Don't you be hatin on my Pencey wensie....
    I respect that he actually believes what he says, (unlike the president who blows with the wind), I don't like Pence because I believe he wants us to be a Christian Theocracy and I believe he is does more damage to the faith then good, by his words, and allegiances.

    I have agreed with a few of the Presidents policy positions I don't think I would ever agree with Pence. (or at least to this point haven't seen a point where we would)

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    Quote Originally Posted by boozeman View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iamtdg View Post
    Um, from December 2017.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BipolarFan View Post
    Um, from December 2017.
    Good call. I missed that.
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