September 23, 2017

Saturday Open Thread: Black Fitness Gurus

Dolvett Quince is known for his stint on the Biggest Loser Reality Show.  He grew up in Stanford, Connecticut. He and his three siblings were eventually adopted by a Jamaican couple, whose only source of discipline was through physical force. He has an adult-aged son.

Early in his career as a personal trainer, when Dolvett Quince was working at an Atlanta YMCA, one of his first clients was a woman who was getting married and longed to lose weight. After training with Quince for 93 days she lost 37 pounds. “Her arms became defined and she felt so good,” recalls Quince. “She also just passed the Bar exam.”

She brought Quince a card. As she read aloud to him her eyes filled with tears. “She said, ‘it’s because of you that I’m going to look and feel the way I’ve always dreamt on my wedding day. It’s because of you that I’m in the best shape of my life. It’s because of you that I have confidence,’” he says. “When I saw her reaction I thought, this is why you do what you do—for moments like that and to help instill confidence in people so they feel good about themselves. It makes me feel good. I still have that card in my memorabilia book.”

More than 12 years later as he stars in NBC’s The Biggest Loser and also trains celebrities including Angela Bassett, Nicole Ari Parker, Baltimore Ravens tight end Daniel Wilcox and JoJo, he continues to help people discover and nurture a belief in there themselves. Quince, who has dealt with his own struggles growing up with abusive adoptive parents understands those challenges firsthand. He is a certified Master Fitness Trainer.

Quince is very active in his community. He’s involved with Bert’s Big Adventure and also with charities and organizations that focus on Breast Cancer and Cystic Fibrosis.He is also an active supporter of the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, the American Heart Association, and Got Your 6, which helps veterans transition into civilian life.

  • TyrenM

    Good morning POU. I’m up with the roosters for Venus. Let’s Geaux!

    • Miranda

      Morning POU!

      *whispering Go Venus* so as not to upset Alma and ShyLurker!

      • TyrenM

        Ok. They come swinging lol.

      • GreenLadyHere

        Good MornTin’ miranda♥- -:>) *BIG HUG* :>)
        LOL- — WE heard that Good Encouragement. :>)

        B BLESSED♥ :>)

    • rikyrah

      Morning TyrenM

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good MornTin’ TyrenM. :>) **BIG HUG** :>)- –

      -B BLESSED♥ :>)

  • Miranda

    Governors From Both Parties Denounce Senate Obamacare Repeal Bill
    JULY 14, 2017

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The nation’s governors, gathered here for their annual summer meeting, came out strongly on Friday against the new Senate bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, turning up the pressure on Republican leaders struggling to round up the votes to pass the bill next week.

    Opposition came not just from Democratic governors but from Republicans who split along familiar lines — conservatives who said the legislation did not go far enough and moderates who said it was far too harsh on their state’s vulnerable residents.

    Gov. Brian Sandoval of Nevada, who at the moment may be the most pivotal figure in the health care debate, said he had “great concerns” with the legislation, and all but declared that he could not support any bill that would scale back Nevada’s Medicaid program. His decision to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act had been “a winner for the people of our state,” he said of the government health insurance program for poor and disabled people.

    more here: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/14/us/politics/governors-oppose-senate-affordable-care-act-repeal.html?_r=0

  • Miranda
    • MonieTalks
    • Kennymack1971

      Not an Onion piece….mannnnnn

      Fuck You Mayo Nation.

    • jds09

      Has anybody showed him the pictures of the air-conditioned tunnels that a Mack truck can drive thru? I believe they also have elevators.

    • nellcote

      Adam Schiff‏Verified account @RepAdamSchiff

      If an American is hit over head with a big sack of drugs flying over the wall, would it be covered by Trumpcare, or would Mexico pay for it?

  • TyrenM

    Dammit. Had her on the ropes. C’mon!

  • GreenLadyHere

    Good Morntin’ rikyrah. :>)- -*BIG HUG* – -B BLESSED♥ :>)

  • GreenLadyHere
  • GreenLadyHere

    — –Let’s Gooo– -SistaVENUS♥- – – We’re Here 4 U♥— :>)

    – – -BLESSINGS♥ :>)

    • TyrenM

      I’ll be cursed out all day by TSL.

      • GreenLadyHere

        LOL HEEY Tyren M.– -:>) — It will B O.K.- – -:>) BLESSINGS♥ :>)

  • MonieTalks

    Michelle Obama’s White House photos will be revealed in new book

    NEW YORK (AP) — Books of Obama photographs will be in the news this fall.

    A collection of White House pictures of Michelle Obama is coming out Oct. 17, Ten Speed Press told The Associated Press on Tuesday. Chasing Light will feature 150 color shots and personal commentary by White House photographer Amanda Lucidon.

    “Mrs. Obama is a source of light and inspiration in my life,” Lucidon said in a statement issued through Ten Speed, a Penguin Random House imprint. “She was a mentor to me and so many people around the world. The work she has done with young people, especially girls and underserved youth, has helped me realize that I want to spend my life helping others reach their fullest potential.”

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/books/2017/07/11/michelle-obama-white-house-photographs-new-book-chasing-light/103597760/

    • nellcote

      has helped me realize that I want to spend my life helping others reach their fullest potential.
      ===
      a surprisingly common sentiment amongst former staffers 🙂

  • Kennymack1971

    Good morning POU Family!

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good MornTin’ Kennymack1971. :>) **BIG HUG** :>)

      Have a BLESSED Day♥ – -:>)- – –SLAYIN’ Tweets.. . :>)

  • crazycanuck1503

    Is whipped dressing the same as mayonaise? Im making a potato salad. Or should i use yogurt?

  • Miranda

    SMDH…..right wing media is a hate group.
    ————————
    Was the Russian lawyer who met with Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort in June of last year the first evidence of possible Trump campaign collusion with Russia — or was she part of a sinister Democratic plot to entrap the Trump campaign?

    Over the past three days, members of the pro-Trump media have settled on their answer, characterizing the lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, as a leftist with ties to the Obama administration. The idea quickly drifted upward to some of the most influential figures in right-wing media, and then ultimately to President Trump himself, who referenced some of its underpinnings during a Thursday press conference in France as he attempted to explain away his son’s meeting with the Russian lawyer.
    https://twitter.com/CNN/status/886227986684444672

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥- – –http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m6z6h8lLrj1qdn0dv.jpg

    — -K’MON SistaVENUS♥- – -PRAYERS. :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥- – —Some RESISTANT♥ – –BETO–O’Rourke♥ – — – Positivity. . . :>)

    – – -☺https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/886189854735781890

    —WAYTA- – Gooo. — –GOTV. :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥- — –“RESISTANT♥”- – SHEP Smith- —Brought It- -Against “IT”. . :>)

    —-☺https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5LftyJmNtA
    Very Interestin’ 4 him 2 B the “Token-Reality”- –on FAUX-Noise. .:>)

  • Miranda
    • nellcote

      Gabriel Debenedetti‏Verified account @gdebenedetti

      Intro’ing Pence in RI, @TerryMcAuliffe goes there: “he showed true backbone himself when he expanded Medicaid for his citizens.”

    • nellcote

      (((Ron Lieber)))‏Verified account @ronlieber

      Multiple senior Ohio Republicans now Tweeting at Mike Pence asking him to stop lying about Medicaid in their state.

  • Miranda
    • adept2u

      How did their movement get crushed? These panty wastes walked away the first time the police got buck, that ish that happened to them is a day that ends in Y to us.

      • jds09

        I guess we were supposed to fall in line and receive their superior leadership without question or hesitiation.

        These people….

    • 7thangel

      attention wh…well, y’know the rest

      a bonafide troll constantly looking for attention and clicks

    • jziglar

      Obama, Obama, Obama. These white people who are jealous and bigoted are still obsessed with Barack Obama. The man has been out of office for months now and yet they still talk about him like he is the current president. Trump isn’t the only one obsessed.

  • crazycanuck1503

    Dammit

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good Morntin’ crazycanuck. :>) **BIG HUG** :>)

      B BLESSED♥ :>)

  • Alma98

    Morning all, I guess it wasn’t meant to be 🙁
    Any way be back soon have to go to the lab and have some blood work done. Then off to have an anniversary lunch with the hubby.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/adfa32cd78b7d9378a698b37dbb191852fe73c01e28273c82a9c3de7c4f394a1.jpg

    • Happy Anniversary!!

      • Alma98

        Morning and thank you Sepia!

    • GreenLadyHere

      ☺https://media.giphy.com/media/brsEO1JayBVja/giphy.gif
      Good MornTin’ alma annnd “Mr. SUN♥”– :>)- *BIG HUG** :>)

      What a Bright MornTin’ Scene— https://img1.etsystatic.com/171/0/13878777/il_570xN.1135109741_ek6a.jpg

      HAPPY♥ annnd BLESSED♥—-ANNIVERSARY♥♥- — :>)

      – – —☻http://www.desiglitters.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Lovely-Happy-Anniversary-Greetings.gif

      – – – – – – –♣https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4yXr3FMxK4

      B BLESSED♥U♥/Mom♥/Family♥/DAUGHTER♥ :>)

      • Alma98

        Morning and blessings to you and yours GLH.
        Thank you! Be back soon.

        • GreenLadyHere

          HEEY alma. :>)- — My Pleasure. :>)–

          Have a BLESSED♥/FUN♥- -Day♥♥- — :>)

          **waves 2 Mr.Alma**– -Tee Hee. :>)

    • sagittarius

      Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby!

      • Alma98

        Thank you sagi! Blessings to you and your fam!

    • Lisa M

      Happy Anniversary, Alma and Mr. Alma!!

  • jds09

    Good morning POU Fam!

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good MornTin’ jds09. :>) – –*BIG- -Cali- -HUG*.- – -Have a BLESSED Day♥ :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥– –This Appears 2 B the “GO2”- — Document 2 “CLAP BACK”- – At That—“CRUZ CRAP”. .— –

    — – –☺https://twitter.com/TopherSpiro/status/886015376173268992

    – – —WAYTA- –Gooo. . – – ::>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    Good Morntin’ Sepia♥—:>)- -*BIG HUG* :>)- – B BLESSED♥ :>)

  • Miranda
  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥– –RESISTANT♥- — Attorn. RICHARD PAINTER♥- – -Always BRANGS – — TRUTH. .– –:>)

    — — ☺https://twitter.com/amjoyshow/status/886234613147779073

  • sagittarius

    Morning Fam!

    I hope everyone is engaging in self-care. Congratulations to Venus for climbing the mountain once again when folks keep counting her out!

    Keep on pushin’!

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good Saturday MornTin’- — -☺http://www.graphics20.com/quotes/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Sagitarius-47.gif
      *BIG HUG** :>)—

      *Co-Sign*- — Yes CONGRATULATIONS♥- – -2 OUR Beloved SistaVENUS♥ – –4, again,- -reppin’ Onda COURT. :>) BLESSING♥ Her♥ annnd her efforts♥ :>)

      Good 2 C U♥ :>)- — B BLESSED♥U♥/Dad♥/Elders♥/Family♥ – — With PRAYERS♥ 4 JOB♥/Writing Project♥ :>)

      • sagittarius

        Afternoon GLH!

        Thanks, with hugs, prayers and blessings to you!

        • GreenLadyHere

          HEEY Sagittarius♥– -:>) My Pleasure. :>)

          Annnd Thank U 4 your KIND BLESSINGS♥– Always Appreciated. :>) **HUGS** :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥– –From RESISTANT♥– Joy Ann- – annd Mr. NAVEED Jamali♥– -All On Jared “Kush(ion)”- -INSULT annnd Incorrect. .-

    – – -☺https://twitter.com/amjoyshow/status/886241899413098496

    — —WORD :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥– – RESISTANT♥- – –Brangin’ the 411 on —Rinit A.—DRIP!- – –DRIP!- – -DRIP!– – Connectin’☻ — -☻- -DANG- -KGB!!– – –

    – – -☺https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/886244354318372864

    – –COMMENTS:– —How was a guy like Akhmetshin even granted American citizenship?– – –

    — –Yes, but the original intention for the meeting was to talk about how to find homes for puppies. I mean, who can’t get behind that? Aha!!– —

  • adept2u

    You guys!

    This was shared on Facebook by a person named Jamal Wilson.
    He’s paralyzed. His friends and brothers held him to kiss his bride. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6ef6daef9b4a33a1f5153df41e5c7ac5e47c9bd5977630196d4d7d66fa31d01a.jpg

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good MornTin’ adept2u. :>) **BIG HUG** :>)- –

      Yes. :>)-Saw this annnd Said- — NOW THIS is TRUE– – Brotherhood. :>)

      Good 2 C U♥- –:>)- -Have a BLESSED Day. :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥– –From a RESISTANT♥- — CALLIN’- – OUT The- –RETHUGS!!

    – -☺https://twitter.com/amjoyshow/status/886246921999745024

    “Morally Bankrupt”– -Which is How THEY Have ALWAYS Been.- – -Sooo – – -Don’t EXPECT any change.– —

    – — COMMENTS:- —GOP = Greed Over People!– – —

    – – —#GOP/#Repl are conspiring to murder Millions of Just so the can get a #HugeTAXCUTxMurdersGOPrepublicans ! #LawSuits— –

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥- —HONORING- –OUR Beloved—SistaVENUS♥- – :>)

    – –☺https://twitter.com/Wimbledon/status/886250962763083776

    — — BLESSINGS♥ :>)

    • Alma98

      Love that pic

      • crazycanuck1503

        Grumble

        • Alma98

          What? It’s a beautiful pic. The way the light hits Venus is just lovely.

          • crazycanuck1503

            Not the pic. Still mad she lost

          • Alma98

            Yeah I’mma block that out lol.

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥- — OUR Beloved Sista VENUS♥ – – — Always- – -GRACIOUS♥ :>)

    – – -☺https://twitter.com/Wimbledon/status/886235881409007616

    – — >THANK- – U♥- –4 Showing- – –STRENGTH- — ALWAYS♥ :>)

    • Excellent. And credit where it’s due to Muguruza. She was lights out that second set.

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥- — -aaaarrrrgg- —Look @ THIS!!- — RUSSIANS- — Threatening- US!!- – –Annnd “IT” remains silent.–– –

    – – -☺https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/886253120736702465

    — – “IT”- – is a DANGER– -2 Homeland Security!!!— –

    – —COMMENTS:- — Remember when this was considered outrageous, i.e. pre Trump, pre Sessions pre Ryan pre McConnell?

    — –Here comes the pee-pee tape— —

    WATCHIN’. . . .

  • The Shy Lurker
    • GreenLadyHere

      Good MornTin’ The Shy Lurker.- –:>) – — *BIG HUG* :>)

      BLESSING her♥- –4 Being onda COURT @ 37. :>) A GR8 Record. :>)

      Good 2 C U♥. :>) B BLESSED♥ :>)

    • Alma98

      I know

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥- —A– – -BLACK♥ — -HISTORICAL- — MOMENT♥ – —“CIVIL RIGHTS”- — :>)

    – – -☺https://twitter.com/NCRMuseum/status/886224041018888192

    ACTION- – -Accomplished— –

    – – -☺July 15, 1966
    Mayor Richard Daley and King announce new programs and initiatives for Chicago blacks

    Chicago mayor Richard Daley and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. announce new programs in recreation for Chicago blacks, a committee to study police relations with citizens, and closer cooperation between the black community and police.– –

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥- – –From- — -RESISTANT♥- – – -Rep. ADAM Schiff. .- – -WORD :>)

    – —☺https://twitter.com/RepAdamSchiff/status/886238925043499009

    — — – -COMMENT:- – -☻https://twitter.com/darthpooka/status/886240147502706689
    LOL- — RESISTANTS♥- — Have —NO –CHILL. . — :>)

    NOW- — Lookin’ 4 – – -ACTION- –as U Keep the FOCUS– on -“IT”. :>)

  • nellcote
  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥- – –From- – -RESISTANT♥- –Dr. JILL Biden♥- ——:>)

    – –☺https://twitter.com/CATeacherSummit/status/886071079902564353

    – — Soo—LooKin’ FORWARD- –> :>)

  • nellcote

    David J. Atkinson‏ @dontmeanathing

    I want baseball cards for the heavy hitters on Mueller’s Team versus the villains on Team Trump.

  • nellcote
  • nellcote
  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥- —SAD NEWZ- –PRAYERS 4 — Families♥– – – –

    — –☻https://twitter.com/ABC/status/886246126566780929

    NO Sprinklers??- — How did it pass any inspection??— -Hmmm . .

  • nellcote
  • nellcote

    determined to return to the confederacy…
    https://twitter.com/TheDLCC/status/886020240487927808

  • nellcote
  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥– – –A- — TRIBUTE♥- — -In – — MEMORIAM♥- – –

    – – –☺https://twitter.com/NBCBLK/status/886202453712146432

    –☻https://blackthen.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/13606857_600268703477546_6379640050283191208_n.jpg

    — –July 10: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE LATE GREAT, MR. ARTHUR ASHE!!!!!

    WELL– -DESERVED♥– -AMEN♥- – – annnd – — – AMEN♥ :>)

    – — Gotta “Bounce”- – -BH Event. :>) – -C Ya Soon♥. .– – :>)

  • nellcote
  • nellcote
  • nellcote
  • BoomerGal

    Good Afternoon, POU and Happy Anniversary, Alma!

  • nellcote
  • nellcote
  • BoomerGal

    Self-inflicted.

    The Memo: Team Trump frustrated by Russia cloud

    Last edited Sat Jul 15, 2017, 01:27 PM – Edit history (1)

    Source: Congressional Media – The HILL

    Frustrations are rising at the White House and in President Trumps broader orbit after a week that was consumed by controversy.

    Trump allies voice frustration behind the scenes about the handling of the crisis centered on Donald Trump Jr.s meeting with a Russian lawyer. The presidents son agreed to the June 2016 rendezvous in the hope that the lawyer would deliver incriminating information about Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

    Most members of Team Trump acknowledged that the story was intrinsically bad for the administration and several expressed sympathy for a White House communications staff that had to improvise a response at short notice.

    Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/342130-the-memo-team-trump-frustrated-by-russia-cloud

  • nellcote
    • Alma98

      hahahaha

  • nellcote
    • BoomerGal

      Cowards!

    • adept2u

      His tears taste like candy.

  • BoomerGal

    OOPS!

    White House Says Budget Deficit To Be $99B Higher This Year

    Source: Talking Points Memo

    By ANDREW TAYLOR Published JULY 15, 2017 10:01 AM
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    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says worsening tax revenues will cause the budget deficit to jump to $702 billion this year. That’s a $99 billion spike from what was predicted less than two months ago.

    The report from the Office of Management and Budget comes on the heels of a rival Congressional Budget Office analysis that scuttled White House claims that its May budget, if implemented to the letter, would balance the federal ledger within 10 years. The OMB report doesn’t repeat that claim and instead provides just two years of updated projections.

    The White House budget office also says the deficit for the 2018 budget year that starts on Oct. 1 will increase by $149 billion to $589 billion. But lawmakers are already working on spending bills that promise to boost that number even higher by adding to Trump’s Pentagon proposal and ignoring many of Trump’s cuts to domestic programs.

    Last year’s deficit registered $585 billion.

    Read more: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/white-house-budget-deficit-higher

    • Admiral_Komack

      The Art Of The DumbAss.

  • BoomerGal

    TELL IT!!

    Castro to Trump: Cuba doesn’t need ‘lessons’ from the US

    Source: The Hill

    BY MAX GREENWOOD – 07/14/17 10:56 PM EDT

    Cuban President Raul Castro on Friday blasted President Trump’s reversal on some Obama-era policies intended to thaw relations with the island nation, saying that Cuba does “not need to receive lessons from the United States” on human rights issues.

    “We reject the manipulation of the topic of human rights against Cuba, that can be proud of much in this area, and does not need to receive lessons from the United States nor anyone,” Castro told the country’s National Assembly, Reuters reported.

    Trump announced last month that he was “canceling the last administration’s completely one-sided deal with Cuba” in hopes of putting pressure on the country’s repressive government. But Castro said Friday that Trump’s policy shift announced last month would ultimately fail to spark regime change in Cuba. He also accused the president of ignoring popular opinion in the U.S. and pandering to a small number of people.

    The Cuban leader said that he was open to warmer relations with the U.S., but said that neither side “should have to make concessions inherent to one’s sovereignty and independence.”

    Read more: http://thehill.com/policy/international/342146-castro-cuba-does-not-need-to-receive-lessons-from-the-united-states

  • nellcote
    • jds09

      Have it missed it? Has 45 been identified as the 8th person at the meeting yet?

  • nellcote

    holy crap. ken blackwell is a total asshole.

  • nellcote
    • 7thangel

      hmm, idk, telling you’re future mother-in-law may put you in her favor….

      plus if it doesn’t work, maybe you can move on with the mother

      lol

  • BoomerGal

    Because NOTHING resonates with these people except WHITE SUPREMACY!!

    “The swamp’s deeper than he thought”: Trump supporters stick with him

    Source: CBS News

    TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — At the Vigo County Fair in Indiana, amid the familiar sights and smells and sounds, we found supporters of President Trump eager to push back against the big story of the week in Washington.

    Brenda Wilson says she is “not at all” troubled by the Russia investigation. “There’s nothing to it,” Brenda Wilson said.

    Even with Donald Trump Jr.’s admitted meeting with the Russians, Brenda Wilson says she thinks “his son was trying his best to be as transparent as he possible could.”

    She said the meeting itself isn’t troubling to her. “No,” she said. “That happens.”

    Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/we-need-to-get-behind-the-president-trump-supporters-still-loyal/

  • BoomerGal

    In the age of Trump it pays to go full racist and homophobic leading up to the bout.

    Floyd Mayweather says Conor McGregor called him a monkey

    Source: MSN

    Floyd Mayweather Jr crossed the line during a joint media event with Conor McGregor on Thursday when he hurled a gay slur at the Irishman, but Mayweather says he was acting out in anger after McGregor used a racist term.

    Mayweather and McGregor visited four cities in three different countries over a four-day span to hype their upcoming Aug. 26 fight, and they created plenty of controversy along the way. Floyd has been under fire for using a homophobic slang in London, but a representative for the undefeated boxer told TMZ Mayweather did not mean to disrespect the LGBTQ community.

    “The reason Floyd called Conor the F word is because Conor called Floyd a monkey,” the rep said. “Floyd has nothing against gays or lesbians at all … Floyd has them on his staff. Floyd has nothing but the utmost respect for gays and lesbians.”

    The “monkey” remark supposedly happened when McGregor was not holding a microphone. It’s unclear if Mayweather is referring to when McGregor called one of Floyd’s bodyguards a “juicehead monkey.”

    Read more: http://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/more-sports/floyd-mayweather-says-conor-mcgregor-called-him-a-%E2%80%98monkey%E2%80%99/ar-BBErX1w

  • Alma98

    Thank you TSL! I’m stuffed now , got the afternoon itis lol.

  • BoomerGal

    Heh!

    White House pitches health bill to skeptical U.S. governors

    Source: MSN/Associated Press

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The Trump administration is struggling to get support from skeptical U.S. governors for a revised health care bill before the U.S. Senate.

    U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma made their pitch Saturday morning during a closed-door meeting of the bipartisan National Governors Association. Vice President Mike Pence also met several of the governors privately after his public address at the Rhode Island conference on Friday.

    Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, one of the bill’s most prominent Republican skeptics, said Saturday it’s unlikely they changed anyone’s mind.

    “I am struggling to validate the numbers that are being presented to me by the administration, versus what I’m hearing from independent (experts), what I’ll likely hear from the (Congressional Budget Office), what I’m hearing from back home,” Sandoval said after the governors-only meeting.

    Read more: http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/white-house-pitches-health-bill-to-skeptical-us-governors/ar-BBEs8R6?li=BBnb7Kz

  • Alma98

    As we knew Africa was trading with people far and wide before white folks showed up lol.

  • BoomerGal

    ICYMI

    FOX Just Accused Hillary Of Being A Terrible Mother. Chelsea Clintons Response Is Perfect

    Source: Washington Journal

    Defending Donald Trump isn’t easy. It’s impossible to make a case for the incompetent, mendacious president on the merits of his own words and actions. So rather than talk substantively about him, his followers choose to attack his critics and opponents instead.

    Read more: http://washingtonjournal.com/2017/07/15/fox-just-accused-hillary-terrible-mother-chelsea-clintons-response-perfect/

    • Admiral_Komack

      …and HOW would this ignorant bitch know that?

  • BoomerGal

    And watch the stock market when your son has to go before a grand jury and explain himself! HA!!

    Trump Calls Russia Scandal A Hoax While Touting Stock Market Numbers

    Source: Talking Points Memo

    President Trump chimed in on Twitter to downplay the Russia scandal that has ramped up scrutiny on the White House in the last few days, while touting stock market gains and jobs numbers.

    When revelations began to trickle out that Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr. — along with his top advisor and son-in-law Jared Kushner, and then campaign chair Paul Manafort – met with Kremlin-tied figures during the campaign, Trump at first was slow to weigh in on the accusations.

    He finally defended Don Jr. with a statement read by a spokesperson Tuesday. The President later tweeted in support of his son’s appearance on Fox News and said in an interview with Reuters Wednesday that “many people would have held that meeting.”

    Since the June 2016 meeting was first reported a week ago, the younger Trump’s son’s initial claims that he didn’t knew who was meeting with were undermined by emails about the meeting posted by Donald Trump Jr. as the New York Times was about to report them. The emails showed that Trump Jr. believed he would be receiving damaging information about Hillary Clinton from the figures he was meeting with.

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    • Admiral_Komack

      Has it been disclosed that Boris and Natasha, moose and squirrel attended the meeting?