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Politicians on Border Wall Funding

The White House is using a chaotic border clash earlier this week along the US-Mexico border as an example of why President Donald Trump's border wall needs to be built.
Tags: Science, White House, US, Donald Trump


Mississippi Senate runoff: Openly racist Cindy Hyde-Smith (R) defeats Mike Espy (D)

Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith has defeated Democrat Mike Espy in the Mississippi Senate race. Mississippi, Goddam. The state just elected an openly white supremacist supporter of Donald Trump who unapologetically cracked a lynching joke about her Black and Democratic opponent. From the Washington Post's backgrounder on why the race was so important: No candidate received 50 percent of the vote in Mississippi’s Nov. 6 special Senate election, sending the top two vote-getters to a Nov. 27 runof...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Mississippi, Congress, Washington Post, Senate, US news, Gop, Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, United, Ku Klux Klan, Abraham Lincoln, Mississippi Senate, Brien


'A humiliation': Outcry after Mexico president gives highest honour to Jared Kushner

Enrique Peña Nieto to hand Trump son-in-law the Order of the Aztec Eagle for trade workOutgoing Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto has stunned the country by bestowing the nation’s highest honour for foreigners on Jared Kushner, senior White House advisor and son-in-law of Donald Trump.Peña Nieto praised Kushner as “a grand ally of Mexico” who helped achieve a renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement between the US, Canada and Mexico. Continue reading...
Tags: Mexico, White House, Americas, US news, Enrique Peña Nieto, Trump, US Canada, Kushner, Jared Kushner, Aztec Eagle, Donald Trump Peña Nieto


John Bolton Said He Didn’t Listen to the Khashoggi Tape Because He Doesn’t Speak Arabic

Bolton said it was because he doesn't speak Arabic
Tags: News, White House, Uncategorized, Bolton, John Bolton, Overnight, Onetime


Document: Mueller focused on tip about WikiLeaks plans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team believes a conservative author and conspiracy theorist tipped off Trump confidant Roger Stone months before WikiLeaks released thousands of emails stolen from Hillary Clinton’s campaign, according to a document made public Tuesday. The document, which was drafted as part of a plea offer to Jerome Corsi, provides […]
Tags: News, Washington, Ap, Hillary Clinton, Wikileaks, Trump, Roger Stone, Mueller, Robert Mueller, Nation & World Politics, Jerome Corsi


GOP US Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith wins runoff in Mississippi, keeps seat; race was rocked by her ‘public hanging’ remark

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — GOP US Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith wins runoff in Mississippi, keeps seat; race was rocked by her ‘public hanging’ remark.
Tags: News, Mississippi, US, Ap, Jackson Miss, Cindy Hyde Smith, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics


Did Barack Obama Say Becoming Donald Trump Was the American Dream?

A young Barack Obama invoked Donald Trump's name as reflective of Americans' optimism, but not quite of the 'American dream.'
Tags: News, Barack Obama, Donald Trump, Barack Obama Say Becoming Donald Trump


Why Negotiating a Border Wall With Trump Is So Difficult

Few campaign promises have been as concrete or as persistent as Donald Trump’s pledge to build a wall on the border with Mexico. But as lawmakers consider what is likely the final chance for them to hand the President a win, there is little agreement. With Democrats set to claim their majority in the House…
Tags: News, Congress, Mexico, White House, Uncategorized, Donald Trump, Border Wall


CIA director caught in Khashoggi tug-of-war

CIA director Gina Haspel found herself at the center of a political dispute Tuesday amid reports that the White House was blocking her from briefing Senators on the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Tags: News, Washington Post, White House, Stories, Cia, Gina Haspel, Khashoggi


CIA director Haspel caught in Khashoggi briefing tug-of-war

CIA director Gina Haspel found herself at the center of a political dispute Tuesday amid reports that the White House was blocking her from briefing Senators on the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Tags: Washington Post, White House, Cnn, Cia, Haspel, Gina Haspel, Khashoggi


Climate change is fueling wildfires, warns National Climate Assessment

Climate change is why California is burning, and thousands of its citizens displaced, injured, or killed by the wildfires that spread with never-before-seen intensity. Says who? The just-released U.S. National Climate Assessment, which Donald Trump's own administration released, but which the president seems to believe is a work of fiction. The 2018 National Climate Assessment clearly links the rise of catastrophic wildfires with anthropogenic climate change. Just this month, 85 people died...
Tags: Health, Post, Politics, News, California, Environment, San Francisco, US news, United States, Deforestation, Wildfires, New York Times, Fires, Forests, Donald Trump, Trump


What’s Behind the G.M. Cutbacks, and Why Trump Is Angry

The White House signaled that the automaker could suffer for planning thousands of layoffs, but the company says the course is essential to its future.
Tags: News, White House, General Motors, Tax credits, Automobiles, Trump, Barra, Layoffs and Job Reductions, Kudlow, Donald J, Factories and Manufacturing, Electric and Hybrid Vehicles, Deductions and Exemptions, Mary T, Lawrence A


Despite push by Prez and VP and support of at least 70 senators, odds of a Senate vote on FIRST STEP Act still reportedly "less than 50/50"

Politico has this lengthy report, headlined "White House makes last-ditch push on criminal justice reform bill," on the state of debate among Senate Republicans concerning the FIRST STEP Act.  Here are details: The Trump administration and a bloc of Republican senators are making a last-ditch attempt to pass a criminal justice reform bill in the lame duck session. In a closed-door party lunch on Tuesday, Vice President Mike Pence made a strong endorsement of the bill to Senate Republicans, sena...
Tags: Utah, Law, Senate, White House, US, Cotton, Gop, Idaho, House, Iowa, House Of Representatives, Chuck Grassley, Mitch McConnell, Mike Lee, Kennedy, Trump


President Trump Says the Federal Reserve Is a ‘Much Bigger Problem Than China’

Trump adds that he is "not even a little bit happy" with Fed Chairman Jay Powell
Tags: News, White House, China, Uncategorized, Federal Reserve, Trump, Fed, Onetime


Woolsey Fire’s tab: Up to $6 billion in real estate charred, by this math

Residents watch as the Woolsey fire burns in the West Hills area of the San Fernando Valley on Nov. 9. (Photo by Andy Holzman, CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER) Members of the Chabad of Agoura Hills hold a sign thanking firefighters as the walk down Canwood Street to Los Angeles County Fire Station 89 in Agoura Hills, Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Adrienne Janic and her husband live streamed acti...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, News, California, White House, California News, Sport, Economy, Soccer, United States, Local News, Donald Trump, Bay Area, Northern California, Martin Luther, Los Angeles County


Pro-Kavanaugh group received millions from anonymous donors

WASHINGTON (AP) — An obscure nonprofit last year gave nearly $15 million it received from anonymous donors to a conservative advocacy group that backed Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination, according to newly released federal tax records. The Wellspring Committee made the contributions to the Judicial Crisis Network, one of the most prominent groups that […]
Tags: Business, News, Supreme Court, Washington, Ap, Kavanaugh, Nation & World Politics, Brett Kavanaugh, The Wellspring Committee


Melania Trump steps up pace of public events, without saying a word to the media

What has Melania Trump been up to since she got a White House official fired? As usual, she's not telling the media.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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McConnell: US must respond to ‘abhorrent’ Khashoggi killing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says “some kind of response” is needed from the United States for Saudi Arabia’s role in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. McConnell told reporters Tuesday what happened to Khashoggi was “completely abhorrent to everything the United States holds dear and stands for.” He said senators are […]
Tags: News, Washington, Saudi Arabia, Senate, US, Ap, United States, Mitch McConnell, McConnell, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, Khashoggi, Jamal Khashoggi McConnell


CNN’s Jim Acosta attends first White House briefing since press credential fight

CNN’S Jim Acosta asks questions at a White House Press Briefing for the first time since his press credentials were revoked, then reinstated under a federal judge’s order.
Tags: News, White House, Cnn, Jim Acosta


‘Zombieland 2’ Cast Recruits Zoey Deutch to Join the Zom-Com Action

The returning cast of Zombieland is teaming with a new addition for the sequel: Zoey Deutch. The Set It Up actress has joined the Zombieland 2 cast in an unspecified role, but there’s a good chance she’ll be one of the humans running from zombies. The sequel will arrive ten years after the original zombie comedy hit theaters, with virtually the entire original cast and crew returning. Variety has the news about Zoey Deutch joining the Zombieland 2 cast, and that’s about the extent of the new...
Tags: Amazon, Comedy, Movies, Casting, Horror, White House, Georgia, Sequels, Abigail, Zombieland, Fleischer, Paul Wernick, Ruben Fleischer, Jesse-Eisenberg, Woody-Harrelson, Zoey Deutch


The White House Talking Points About the National Climate Assessment Are Demonstrably False

The White House tried to hide the National Climate Assessment by releasing it on Black Friday. That plan failed. Stories continue to surface and reporters continue to ask questions about the report’s stark findings.Read more...
Tags: Science, White House, Climate Policy, Trump Administration, National Climate Assessment, Talking Points That Are Actually Lies


White House denies Haspel prevented from briefing Senate on Khashoggi murder

Mike Pompeo and James Mattis are due to give a briefing on Wednesday but there is no sign CIA director will take partThe White House has denied preventing the CIA director, Gina Haspel, from briefing the Senate on the murder of Saudi dissident and Washington Post columnist, Jamal Khashoggi.The secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, and the defence secretary, James Mattis, are due to give a briefing on US relations with Saudi Arabia to the entire Senate behind closed doors on Wednesday, ahead of a vote...
Tags: Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, Senate, White House, US, US news, US Senate, Defence, Cia, Yemen, Riyadh, Mohammed bin Salman, Mike Pompeo, Haspel, James Mattis, Gina Haspel


Mexico to grant highest honor to Jared Kushner

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government says it will award President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner the highest honor the country gives to foreigners, the Order of the Aztec Eagle. The Foreign Relations Department said Kushner earned the award “for his significant contributions in achieving the renegotiation of the new (trade) agreement between Mexico, […]
Tags: News, Mexico, Ap, Mexico City, Donald Trump, Kushner, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, Jared Kushner, Aztec Eagle, Foreign Relations Department


Wall Street reverses losses after White House adviser's trade remarks

The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average edged higher on Tuesday after White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said a meeting between President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart on Saturday was an opportunity to "turn the page" on a trade war.
Tags: Money, White House, businessNews, Donald Trump, Larry Kudlow


Trump, GOP leaders meet on border wall as shutdown looms

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a partial government shutdown looming in just 10 days, President Donald Trump is meeting with Republican leaders to hash out a spending plan that includes funding for Trump’s proposed border wall with Mexico. Trump is seeking $5 billion for the wall and has said it could be a “good time” for […]
Tags: News, Washington, Ap, Donald Trump, Trump, Trump GOP, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, Mexico Trump


NY Gov. Cuomo on 2020 presidential run: ‘I am ruling it out’

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is again dismissing talk that he will run for president. Asked about a possible presidential run on New York City public radio Tuesday, Cuomo said he is ruling out the idea. The Democrat won a third term earlier this month and has repeatedly said he isn’t […]
Tags: New York, News, New York City, Ap, Andrew Cuomo, Albany, Cuomo, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics


North Carolina board delays finalizing congressional result

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s elections board delayed finalizing the results Tuesday of a close U.S. House race, as officials appear to be scrutinizing potential wrongdoing within the 9th Congressional District. Board members meeting voted unanimously to certify the final tallies in nearly all of the elections held earlier this month, but didn’t sign […]
Tags: News, House, North Carolina, Raleigh, N C AP, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, Congressional District Board


US navy confirms no active shooter at Walter Reed, 'was ad hoc drill' – as it happened

Officials say situation at medical center in Bethesda was training drill, after police responded to reports of an active shooterManafort held secret talks with Assange in Ecuadorian embassySign up for our new US morning briefing 9.57pm GMT 9.50pm GMT Barack Obama recorded a robo call in Mississippi that went out last night to turn out voters. Mississippi has the highest percentage of African American residents of any state in the country.NEWS: OBAMA recorded a robocall sent to Mississip...
Tags: Europe, Mississippi, Obama, Republicans, Russia, US, Barack Obama, World news, US news, Democrats, US politics, Donald Trump, Walter Reed, Bethesda, Assange, Paul Manafort




Nicaragua’s first lady, aide added to US sanctions list

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has added the first lady of Nicaragua and one of her senior aides to a sanctions list as it tries to increase pressure on President Daniel Ortega’s government for its violent response to a political crisis. U.S. officials say First Lady and Vice President Rosario Murillo de Ortega and […]
Tags: News, Washington, US, Ap, Nicaragua, Trump, Daniel Ortega, Nation & World Politics, Rosario Murillo de Ortega



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