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6 May, 2017

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Paul Krugman: What's the Matter with Europe? (NY Times Column)
Le Pen must be beaten, but then what?

Obamacare v the revised Republican healthcare bill: the key differences (The Guardian)
The revised Republican healthcare bill: The CBO has not had time to estimate the impact of the revised GOP bill, so the House will have to vote on Thursday on the basis of the previous analysis of the version of the bill that in March failed to get enough support to come to a vote in the House. The CBO predicted that that bill would lead to nearly double the number of uninsured - 52 million - by 2026.

Andrew Tobias: Why Is This Complicated?
Obamacare takes billions from the wealthy - an added $38,000 in tax on every $1 million in dividends and capital gains they receive - and uses it to subsidize health care for those who can't pay full freight. Which is most of us. The just-passed Republican bill takes those billions away from health care and gives it back to the wealthy. It's that simple.

Julie Burchill: The hypocrisy of the 'Free Melania' feminists (Spectator)
I like to prance around showing off in hats and shouting at men as much as the next broad but - apart from the fact that I can get it at home - there were several reasons why I chose not to join a whole batch of my bitches on the Women's March…

Can Guardians Vol 2 match the original? (BBC)
The sequel includes the same ingredients as Marvel's first cosmic cocktail of a blockbuster - but with less than intoxicating results, writes critic Caryn James.

10 Crime-Fighting Tricks the Bad Guys Didn't See Coming (Neatorama)

Lori Dorn: Dutch Bicycle Company Disguises Their Shipments as Flat Screen Televisions to Avoid Shipping Damage (Laughing Squid)
VanMoof Creative Director Bex Rad explained all in an amusing Medium post: "Earlier this year our co-founder Ties had a flash of genius. Our boxes are about the same size as a (really really reaaaally massive) flatscreen television. Flatscreen televisions always arrive in perfect condition. What if we just printed a flatscreen television on the side of our boxes? And just like that, shipping damage to our bikes dropped by 70-80%."

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Trivia Question from Yesterday

Frank Hayes is the only jockey known to have won a race after death. What was the name of the horse he rode?

       Sweet Kiss (Sweet Kiss Of Death)                                                      Source

Frank Hayes (1888-1923) was a jockey who, on June 4, 1923, suffered a fatal heart attack in the midst of a steeplechase at Belmont Park in New York State, USA.

The thirty-five-year-old Hayes had never won a race before and in fact by profession was not actually a jockey but a horse trainer and longtime stableman. The horse, a 20-1 outsider called Sweet Kiss, was owned by Miss A.M. Frayling. Hayes apparently died somewhere in the middle of the race, but his body remained in the saddle throughout. Sweet Kiss eventually crossed the finish line, winning by a head with Hayes technically still atop her back, making him the first, and thus far only, jockey known to have won a race after death.

After the discovery of Hayes' death, all further post-race formalities were waived by the Jockey Club, the result being declared official without the customary weighing in. Hayes, dressed in his colorful racing silks, was buried three days later. The horse was never in a race again. It was claimed that Sweet Kiss was nicknamed "Sweet Kiss of Death" for the rest of her life.        Source

Mark. was first and correct with:
   Dang. on June 4, 1923, Frank Hayes was riding Sweet Kiss in a steeplechase race at Belmont Park and died from a heart attack before crossing the finish line and winning.

Randall wrote:
   Swiss Miss

Alan J replied:
   Sweet Kiss.

Deborah responded:
   On the eve of the Kentucky Derby, a timely question. Frank Hayes rode Sweet Kiss in a steeplechase at Belmont Park (the 3rd leg of the Triple Crown, without the jumps). Apparently he died during the race but stayed mounted, and was the first (and so far, only) dead jockey to win a race. How bizarre.
  The south winds returned, blowing out the heat and restoring more seasonal temps.

Adam answered:
   'Sweet Kiss'. Oooh, like the 'sweet kiss of death', eerie...

Dale of Diamond Springs, Norcali said:
   Sweet Kiss. What a horse! At least he wasn't riding a dead one. I learned something today. Tramp still has a cock holding mouth. Thanks, Colbert!

Billy in Cypress wrote:
   Frank Hayes was riding "Sweet Kiss" (of death) on June 4, 1923 according to my old friend Wiki P. Edia. I wonder what it took to find another jockey to ride that horse for the next race. When CpPDJT-ID dies, there will be many similar repug liars and crooks vying to take over the reins of "Destruction".

zorch replied:
   Sweet Kiss was the horsey's name.

Joe S     answered:
   Oh my, easy one. I'm sure if you think you don't know the answer you will say, "Duh, I knew that!" The answer , of course, is Stewball.
  That horse will win any race no matter who is riding him, alive, dead, zombie or undead vampire. Never be afraid to bet on Stewball. To do otherwise is like The Kiss Of Death.

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Taj Mahal gets a facelift - and slaps on a mudpack | Travel | The Guardian

Open thread for night owls: NRA launches new ad campaign urging hunters to prepare for war

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A Lesson in GOP Morality, Ethics, and Religion re:Healthcare

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Friend Kathy called my attention to another really good Seth Myers bit. He hits all the right notes; he's funny without being offensive or crazy; biting without being rabid:

'Reporters are openly f*cking with Spicer': Seth Meyers hilariously taunts a White House 'detached from reality'

Don't laugh at Weasel Boy!

Janet shared the attached. Made me cackle. Honey (my cat) knows I tried to keep Lumpy from being elected, but there are too many stupid humans!

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House Votes To Defund Planned Parenthood | HuffPost

As Republicans Cheered Obamacare's Repeal, The Law's Beneficiaries Worried About Survival | HuffPost

As Ice Melts, Dangerous Diseases From The Past Could Rise Again | HuffPost

States Are Quietly Pushing To Take Medicaid Away From The Unemployed | HuffPost

The New Republican Health-Care Plan Is Single-Payer for Dummies | The Nation

Republicans' Vicious and Immoral Health Care Bill Is Just Part of a Sinister Long Game | Alternet

George Will: Trump disabled by inability to think, speak clearly | TheHill

FCC to investigate, 'take appropriate action' on Colbert's Trump rant | TheHill

Trump: 'Everybody' has better healthcare than US | TheHill

Greta Van Susteren Rains All Over House GOP Garden Party -

Cook Report Moves 20 House Seats In Dems' Favor After O'Care Repeal Vote - Talking Points Memo

Watch some very happy men celebrate their vote to end insurance protections for women. -

Trump's Religious Liberty Executive Order Burdens Women for Having a Womb | Civil Wars | US News

Trump is on a mission to win - even if Americans die in the process | TheHill

13 Republican men will write the Senate version of Trumpcare -

How to Stay Sane if Trump is Driving You Insane: Advice From a Therapist -



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My name is Marc Perkel and I have decided to announce that I will not comply with the so called "Patriot Act" laws requiring me to disclose information about my customers. If I receive a national security letter I will immediately photograph it, post it online everywhere I can, and then make a video of me burning it. I will then await my arrest. If you want to put me in jail then come get me mother fucker.

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Tonight, Saturday:

CBS begins the night with a RERUN 'NCIS', followed by a FRESH 'Training Day', then '48 Hours'.

NBC fills the night with LIVE '2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs', followed by a FRESH 'SNL', with Chris Pine hosting, and music by LCD Soundsysterm.
'SNL' is FRESH with Chris Pine hosting, music by LCD Soundsystem.

ABC starts the night with LIVE 'NBA Playoffs', then pads the left coast with local crap and maybe an old '20/20'.

The CW offers a FRESH 'Arrow', followed by a FRESH 'The 100'.

Faux fills the night with LIVE 'MLB Baseball', then pads the left coast with local crap.

MY recycles an old 'Rizzoli & Isles', followed by another old 'Rizzoli & Isles'.

A&E has 'Live PD', followed by a FRESH 'Live PD: Rewind', then a FRESH 'Live PD'.

AMC offers the movie 'Jurassic Park III', followed by a FRESH 'The Son', and another 'The Son'.

BBC  -   
 [6:00AM]    STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 9-Dagger of the Mind
 [7:15AM]    STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 10-The Corbomite Maneuver
 [8:30AM]    STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 11-The Menagerie, Part 1
 [9:45AM]    STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 12-The Menagerie, Part 2
 [11:00AM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 13-Repentance
 [12:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 14-Prophecy
 [1:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 15-The Void
 [2:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 16-Workforce, Pt. 1
 [3:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 17-Workforce, Pt. 2
 [5:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 3-Man of the People
 [8:00PM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 10 - EPISODE 3-Thin Ice
 [9:00PM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 10 - EPISODE 4-Knock Knock
 [10:00PM]    CLASS - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 4-Co-Owner of a Lonely Heart
 [11:00PM]    THE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW - SEASON 21 - EPISODE 4-Episode 4
 [12:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO -SEASON 10 - EPISODE 4-Knock Knock
 [1:00AM]    CLASS - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 4-Co-Owner of a Lonely Heart
 [2:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 10 - EPISODE 3-Thin Ice
 [3:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 10 - EPISODE 4-Knock Knock
 [4:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 1-New Earth
 [5:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 2-Tooth and Claw    (ALL TIMES EDT)

Bravo has the movie 'National Lampoon's Vacation', followed by the movie 'Barbershop'.

Comedy Central has 2 hours of old 'South Park', followed by the movie 'Broken Lizrards Super Troopers'.

FX has the movie 'Captain America: Winter Soldier', followed by the movie 'Marvel's The Avengers'.

History has 2 hours of old 'Counting Cars', followed by a FRESH 'Counting Cars: Supercharged', then a FRESH 'Counting Cars', followed by a FRESH 'Road Hauks'.

IFC  -   
 [6:15AM]    BROCKMIRE -Kangaroo Court
 [6:45AM]    BROCKMIRE -Retaliation
 [7:15AM]    BROCKMIRE -Breakout Year
 [7:45AM]    BROCKMIRE -Road Trip
 [10:45AM]    ESCAPE FROM L.A.
 [8:00PM]    THE ROCK
 [2:00AM]    THE ROCK
 [5:00AM]    BROCKMIRE -Retaliation
 [5:30AM]    BROCKMIRE -Breakout Year    (ALL TIMES EDT)

Sundance  -   
 [7:45AM]    Three Amigos!
 [10:15AM]    Spies Like Us
 [12:30PM]    Turner & Hooch
 [3:00PM]    M*A*S*H -Death Takes a Holiday
 [3:30PM]    M*A*S*H -A War for All Seasons
 [4:00PM]    M*A*S*H -Your Retention, Please
 [4:30PM]    M*A*S*H -Tell It to the Marines
 [5:00PM]    M*A*S*H -Taking the Fifth
 [5:30PM]    M*A*S*H -Operation Friendship
 [6:00PM]    M*A*S*H -No Sweat
 [6:30PM]    M*A*S*H -Depressing News
 [7:00PM]    M*A*S*H -No Laughing Matter
 [7:30PM]    M*A*S*H -Oh, How We Danced
 [8:00PM]    M*A*S*H -Bottoms Up
 [8:30PM]    M*A*S*H -The Red/White Blues
 [9:00PM]    The Son -The Buffalo Hunter
 [10:00PM]    The Quick and the Dead
 [12:30AM]    The Mask of Zorro
 [3:30AM]    Mud
 [6:30AM]    The Mask of Zorro     (ALL TIMES EDT)

SyFy has the movie 'Red', followed by the movie 'Red 2'.

TCM spends a good chunk of the night with Kirk Douglas
 [6:00 AM]      Saratoga Trunk (1945)
 [8:30 AM]      Tarzan And His Mate (1934)
 [10:30 AM]      Up Goes Maisie (1946)
 [12:15 PM]      She (1965)
 [2:15 PM]      Logan's Run (1975)
 [4:30 PM]      Spartacus (1960)
 [8:00 PM]      The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)
 [10:15 PM]      Champion (1949)
 [12:15 AM]      Lust For Life (1956)

 [2:30 AM]      Of Unknown Origin (1983)
 [4:00 AM]      The Swarm (1978)     (ALL TIMES EDT)

Sunday   -  05/07/17

 [6:00 AM]      Best Foot Forward (1943)
 [8:00 AM]      Yolanda And The Thief (1945)
 [10:00 AM]      Shield for Murder (1954)
 [12:00 PM]      The Trouble With Harry (1955)
 [2:00 PM]      The Night of the Hunter (1955)
 [3:45 PM]      The Pink Panther (1964)
 [6:00 PM]      The Children's Hour (1961)
 [8:00 PM]      Lizzie (1957)
 [10:00 PM]      The Three Faces of Eve (1957)
 [12:00 AM]      The Garage (1920)     SILENT 
 [12:45 AM]      Fire Fighters (1922)     SILENT 
 [1:30 AM]      The Fourth Alarm! (1926)     SILENT 
 [2:00 AM]      The Fire Within (1963)
 [4:00 AM]      The Lovers (1958)     (ALL TIMES EDT)

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Activists from the environmentalist group Greenpeace unfurl a giant banner on the Eiffel Tower in a call on French citizens to vote against the National Front (FN) presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, in Paris, France, May 5, 2017.
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Influence Is Fading


European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker took a swipe at Britain on Friday, saying he would not give a speech in English because the language was becoming less significant following Brexit.

"Slowly but surely English is losing importance in Europe," Juncker told a conference in Florence before switching into French and drawing applause from his audience of EU officials, local leaders and Italian students.

Juncker, who hails from Luxembourg, speaks several European languages fluently and regularly uses English at international gatherings. He said he also wanted to speak French to be better understood in France ahead of Sunday's final presidential election round.

The conference, on the state of the European Union, comes at a time of tensions between Brussels and London ahead of formal negotiations over Britain's withdrawal from the 28-nation bloc.



A member of the "Congo Reformado" folk group poses for a portrait before a parade at the 12th International Festival of the Iberian Mask in Lisbon, Portugal May 5, 2017.
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Please! Please! Please!

Members of Congress

Members of the US Congress are holding "private conversations" about whether Donald Trump (R-Mountebank) should be removed from office, reports suggest.

After a difficult first 100 days that have seen the US President mired in a string of scandals and mishaps, senators and congressmen are said to be considering whether he will last a full term.

The New Yorker this week published a lengthy analysis of the two ways the Republican could be removed from office: either through impeachment by Congress or via the 25th Amendment to the US Constitution, which allows for a president to be removed if he is considered to be mentally unfit.

Evan Osnos, the author of the article, said he had been told that members of Congress were already holding conversations on the issue.

"This is a conversation that people are having around the dinner table, it's one people have at the office, members of Congress are talking about it in private and the question is very simple: is this a president who is able to do the job and is able to go the distance?" he told MSNBC's The Last Word.

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Pregnancy To Cost 425% More


'US citizens with the most serious forms of cancer could have to pay up to 35 times more for health insurance under a proposed amendment to Donald Trump's (R-Fabulist) new healthcare bill, analysts have claimed.

Trump has tried to make clear that provisions for people with illnesses such as cancer and diabetes will not be reduced, saying earlier this week the new healthcare plan "will be every bit as good on pre-existing conditions as Obamacare".

House Speaker Paul Ryan said lied the latest changes to the bill will "lower premiums while keeping protections for the most vulnerable in place" with a modest pool of money to help people afford health insurance.

But estimates of how much healthcare premiums could rise under the new legislation, revamped to attract most hard-line conservatives and some Republican centrists, show people could end up paying much more under so-called 'Trumpcare'.

A 40-year-old with a severe form of cancer such as lung or brain cancer could be liable for a $71,880 (£56,000) surcharge, while those with metastatic cancer could see a rise of $140,510, according to calculations by liberal think tank Center for American Progress.



A ballet dancer attends a photo shooting as activists from the environmentalist group Greenpeace unfurl a giant banner on the Eiffel Tower which reads "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity" in a call on French citizens to vote against the National Front (FN) presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, in Paris, France May 5, 2017.
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Central American Immigrants Turn To


Cradling her newborn son in a steamy migrant shelter near the Guatemalan border, Concepcion Bautista says she still plans to reach the United States, but will linger in Mexico to see how Donald Trump's (R-Grifter) immigration policies play out.

Bautista fled Guatemala after gang members threatened to kill her and seized her home, demanding money to give it back.

Her ultimate goal is to reunite with her father and two sons up north, but for the time being, she believes applying for asylum in Mexico is smarter than trying to break into Trump's United States.

"I'm not going back to Guatemala," the 39-year-old said at the shelter in the southern Mexican city of Tenosique. "I have faith that we'll be able to cross but for now, at least, I'm staying in Mexico."

The number of people applying for asylum in Mexico has soared by more than 150 percent since Donald Trump was elected president, Reuters reported last month, while some Mexican immigrants would rather set up in Canada than the United States.



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'He's An Embarrassment'


It was a case of so near and yet so far. Donald Trump (R-Crooked) returned to New York on Thursday night for the first time since his inauguration, yet the closest he could get to his home in Trump Tower was 10 blocks away as the city that made his fortune greeted him with noisy protest.

The president bypassed his Fifth Avenue penthouse, where the first lady, Melania, and his youngest son, Barron, still live, bound for the USS Intrepid, a decommissioned aircraft carrier on the Hudson river, where he attended a gala to mark the 75th anniversary of a major second world war naval battle.

To heighten the bittersweetness of his homecoming, hundreds of protesters gathered blocks away from the vessel clattering pots and pans, chanting "Shame, shame, shame" and bearing posters proclaiming: "Impeach the Freak."

Trump returned to New York buoyed by what he called the "unbelievable victory" earlier in the day in the House of Representatives of the bill to dismantle Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. In spite of the Republican majority in the House, the struggle to get the measure through was so immense that it delayed the president's arrival, with unfortunate consequences for his guest of honour, the Australian prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull.

At Thursday night's black-tie dinner for 700 guests convened by the American Australian Association, Trump denied that the earlier call had gone sour. "It got a little bit testy, a little bit testy," he conceded, before denouncing press reports about the call as "fake news".



A soap bubble released by a child, reflects the city hall of Frankfurt at Roemerberg Square in Frankfurt Main, Germany, May 5, 2017.
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Hired Private Investigator


Federal prosecutors investigating Fox News are looking into new information about the network's former CEO Roger Ailes (R-Vile). The disgraced chief, who resigned from Fox News last summer after multiple women accused him of sexual harassment, is believed to have used a private investigator to look into people he considered a threat to him or the network.

Ailes' employment of the investigator, a former New York City police detective and Fox News contributor named Bo Dietl, was first revealed by the Rupert Murdoch owned Wall Street Journal Thursday.

In its report, the Journal said that officials from the U.S. attorney's office in Manhattan, as well as employees of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, were investigating Fox News's use of sexual harassment payouts, as well as allegations of intimidation at the company.

Fox News has authorized settlements totalling tens of millions of dollars to women who have accused Ailes, and former network star Bill O'Reilly of harassment. According to the Wall Street Journal , the officials from the U.S. attorney's office looking into Fox News are from the securities department-meaning they are scrutinizing the network's financial disclosures.

Ailes' conduct has cost the company dearly-both financially and reputationally. In November, Fox News' parent company, 21st Century Fox revealed that it had spent $35 million in the quarter ending in September in legal settlements.



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Dismisses Chief Usher

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The White House has fired its chief usher, the person responsible for managing the residence, staff and overseeing events.

No specific reason was given for Angella Reid's dismissal. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed Friday that Reid, hired in late 2011, had been let go and that the parting was amicable.

Staff turnover is not uncommon when a new administration comes to power, Huckabee Sanders said, adding that Reid's departure was "simply nothing more than that." New presidents and first ladies often like to install their own people in appointed posts, such as the chief usher, although some of Reid's predecessors stayed in the job through successive administrations.

She oversaw daily operations at the 132-room mansion and its staff of over 90 plumbers, electricians, butlers, cooks and others. The chief usher coordinates closely with the first family, and helps ensure things run smoothly at the Easter Egg Roll, state dinners and other events.

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A horse stands in the mud before the 143rd running of the Kentucky Oaks horse race at Churchill Downs, May 5, 2017, in Louisville, Ky.
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Pipeline Developer Involved In Tree Dispute

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North Dakota regulators who want to fine the developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline over the reporting of Native American artifacts during construction are now looking into whether the company removed too many trees while laying pipe in the state.

The Public Service Commission planned to discuss both matters during a closed executive session on Friday, with resolutions to both issues possible by the group's next public meeting on Wednesday, Chairwoman Julie Fedorchak said.

The $3.8 billion pipeline to move North Dakota oil to a distribution point in Illinois has been controversial because of opposition by American Indian tribes and environmental groups who fear environmental harm. Construction is complete, however, and the pipeline should be fully operating by June 1, said Vicki Granado, spokeswoman for the Texas-based developer, Energy Transfer Partners. Mop-up work remains, such as tree restoration.

A December report from third-party inspector Keitu Engineers and Consultants Inc. identified 83 sites along the 380-mile (610-kilometer) pipeline corridor in North Dakota where trees might have been cleared in violation of the commission's orders. The report by analyst Dean Mostad doesn't estimate the number of trees involved.

A law firm representing numerous landowners on Monday filed a consultant's report that contends ETP's tree replacement plan includes far fewer species than were removed and that a "flawed approach" to soil work could result in trees "being planted and growing well for five or ten years, then dying."

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At Least Nine T-rump Transition Staffers Register


At least nine members of Donald Trump's (R-Corrupt) transition team have reportedly registered as lobbyists, despite the US President temporarily barring them from doing so.

Mr Trump promised in November that any transition staffers would be barred for six months from lobbying on issues for which they "had direct and substantial responsibility during service with the transition."

But just three months into the Republican leader's presidency, the bar seems to have had little impact.

Mr Trump also released an ethics plan three weeks before the election in November, pledging to ban all executive-branch officials from lobbying for five years after leaving their government jobs.

The campaign aimed to reduce the influence of lobbyists and became part of his wider pledge to "drain the swamp" in Washington.



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Six five-week-old Saint Bernard dogs enjoy feeding time in the outdoor enclosure at the Barry Foundation in Martigny, Switzerland, May 2, 2017.
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