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Trump’s swampy Pentagon pick oversaw weapons boondoggles forcing the military to buy weapons it didn’t want

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Patrick Shanahan

President Donald Trump’s new pick for the Secretary of Defense joins a chorus of swamp-dwellers that have been appointed to the cabinet.

A report by the Daily Beast ripped new appointee Patrick Shanahan for his controversial history demanding the military purchase weapons that they didn’t need nor did they want.

The Air Force said that it didn’t want any more F-15s, because they prefer the F-35 stealth fighter from Lockheed Martin, America’s biggest defense contractor. The Pentagon overruled the military branch, saying that they would be added to the government anyway. It was Shannahan who “prodded” them to include the planes, Bloomberg reported.

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Rules dictate that Shanahan recuse himself from any decisions involving Boeing, but that clearly wasn’t done in this case.

The president has come under fire since taking office because cabinet appointees have been reckless in spending of taxpayer dollars. The Republican Party has advocated against government spending for decades, but it has consistently been ignored in the Trump administration. Outgoing Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is being investigated for sketchy travel spending. Former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price got sacked for using private planes on the American dime. EPA Chair Scott Pruitt was outed for spending thousands on bizarre “security needs” like tactical pants and a special, secret phone booth. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson shelled out thousands to redecorate his office, nearly purchasing a $31,000 table and chairs. When news of it became public, the purchase was shut down.

The president has demanded that outgoing Secretary James Mattis be gone by Jan. 1.


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‘Why do we need camo in space’: Trump’s Space Force ridiculed for woodland camouflage uniforms

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On Friday, the United States Space Force released an image of their new uniforms on Twitter.

The image shows a Battle Dress Uniform (BDU) for a four-star general in a woodland camouflage pattern, with a matching camo nametape.

https://twitter.com/SpaceForceDoD/status/1218335200964464650

However, many people were confused as to why the Space Force would use uniforms designed to blend in on earth.

Here's some of what people were saying:

https://twitter.com/PostCultRev/status/1218351691021484032

Sorry for the question but why do we need camo in space?

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BUSTED: National Archives caught doctoring exhibit to remove criticism of President Trump from women

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The National Archives were caught editing an artifact from the Trump administration to remove criticism of the president, according to a bombshell new report in The Washington Post.

The newspaper reported on a "large color photograph" at the National Archives exhibit marking the centennial of women's suffrage.

"The 49-by-69-inch photograph is a powerful display. Viewed from one perspective, it shows the 2017 march. Viewed from another angle, it shifts to show a 1913 black-and-white image of a women’s suffrage march also on Pennsylvania Avenue. The display links momentous demonstrations for women’s rights more than a century apart on the same stretch of pavement. But a closer look reveals a different story," the newspaper noted.

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Dershowitz is running a ‘bizarro defense’ of Trump: Harvard Law colleague says ‘Alan is just completely wacko’

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Two of the most famous names associated with Harvard Law School had competing appearances on MSNBC on Friday.

It began when Alan Dershowitz, a professor emeritus, was interviewed MSNBC chief legal correspondent Ari Melber about his new role officially representing President Donald Trump during the Senate impeachment trial.

Dershowitz claimed that neither abuse of power nor obstruction of Congress count as "high crimes" under the constitution.

Professor Alan Dershowitz, who has also been associated with Harvard Law for five decades, was asked about Dershowitz's argument during an interview with Chris Hayes.

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