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The Shutdown Is Still Going On. So Are the Political Stunts

No one on Capitol Hill or the White House seems any closer to resolving the longest government shutdown in U.S. history. In an effort to appear busy, however, both sides are resorting to political stunts. There have already been three failed attempts this week try and break the nearly month-long stalemate. House Democrats brought legislation…
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Uncategorized, House, Capitol Hill, Donald Trump, Shutdown


Trump's attorney general nominee: 'I will not be bullied'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vowing "I will not be bullied," President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general asserted independence from the White House on Tuesday, saying he believed that Russia had tried to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, that the special counsel investigation shadowing Trump is not a witch hunt and that his predecessor was right to recuse himself from the probe.
Tags: News, Washington, White House, Russia, Ap, Donald Trump, Trump


‘Hamberder’ Replaces ‘Covfefe’ As The Dumbest Word In The Trump Lexicon

Someone please get him a dictionary Clemson University’s national champion football team, the Tigers, were invited over to the White House for a feast on Monday, but the administration ran into a bit of a problem when they realized “Wait a second. The White House kitchen is closed because we fucking shut down the government” But that’s fine, no bigs, Trump had a solution. Why not treat these nationally ranked athletes to a cornucopia of fast food, the likes of which 17-year-old stoner...
Tags: White House, Disney, America, United States, Humor, Tigers, Gracie Hughes, Trump, Clemson University, Getty Images Trump


Why Strategy & Tactics Matter in Defending the Second Amendment

Lyndon Baines Johnson signing the Gun Control Act of 1968 into law – but he wanted it to include a licensing and registration scheme. (White House photo) United States of America – -(AmmoLand.com)- Okay, folks, now we get to the next step after we have determined just what our present situation is. Our objective is simple: Securing our Second Amendment rights and a legacy of freedom for future generations. There is just one problem: Michael Bloomberg isn’t going to give up his dreams of disar...
Tags: England, Guns, Australia, Senate, White House, America, Reagan, Bloomberg, Democrats, Tennessee, House, Bill Clinton, Gun Control, Andrew Cuomo, Dianne Feinstein, Michael Bloomberg


'Brextinct': front pages on Wednesday after May's Brexit vote defeat

The papers focus on the historic margin of the rejection, while looking ahead to the no-confidence voteBrexit deal full report: Theresa May suffers historic defeatThe vote arrived in time for editors to fashion their front pages and the results are not good for Theresa May.The Sun has gone all-out, delivering a classic. “Brextinct”, is its headline and they have pasted May’s face onto a dodo. Presumably the headline intends to speak to the prime minister’s tenure as much as her deal. Continue re...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Media, European Union, UK News, Newspapers & magazines, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Brexit, Theresa May The Sun


The Difficulty Of Language In The Interpretation Of Trump’s View Of Gun Rights

There is no shortage of Trump supporters, here on this blog or elsewhere.  And there is no shortage of Trump detractors.  It occurs to me that sometimes language is a barrier to communication rather than the vehicle for it. Trump might be engaging repeatedly in 3D chess, or he might not.  His art of the deal might be selling out your rights for his benefit, or it might not be. But in either case, it must be remembered that his predilections are those of a Northeastern progressive, with certain c...
Tags: Politics, Military, Donald Trump, Trump, Nra, AG, Barr, Donald Trump On Guns, Gordon H Clark, AG Trump


Kirsten Gillibrand: US senator announces White House bid

New York Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump.
Tags: New York, News, White House, US, Kirsten Gillibrand


May suffers heaviest parliamentary defeat of a British PM in the democratic era

MPs vote down EU withdrawal agreement in resounding defeat for prime ministerBrexit deal full report: Theresa May suffers historic defeatHow did your MP vote?How does a no-confidence motion work, and what’s next for May?Theresa May has sustained the heaviest parliamentary defeat of any British prime minister in the democratic era after MPs rejected her Brexit deal by a resounding majority of 230. Related: Brexit vote: May faces historic defeat as deal's fate looms – Politics live Continue rea...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, European Union, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Brexit


Shutdown’s Economic Damage Starts to Pile Up, Threatening an End to Growth

The White House doubled its estimate of the shutdown’s drag on growth, and other economists warned a long stalemate could push the economy into a contraction.
Tags: News, White House, House Of Representatives, Trump, White House Council of Economic Advisers, Hassett, United States Economy, Donald J, Labor and Jobs, Shutdowns (Institutional, Government Employees, Kevin A


Kirsten Gillibrand Announces She's Running For President

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand announced Tuesday night that she will enter the 2020 race for president.“I’m filing an exploratory committee for President of the United States, tonight,” she said in an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. “As a young mom I’m going to fight for other people’s kids as hard as I would fight for my own,” she said.She spoke about her desire to improve healthcare and public schools and taking on “systems of power” that too often leads to inequality. “I know I ha...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Congress, Stephen Colbert, California, Senate, Barack Obama, United States, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Kirsten Gillibrand, Ucla, Dartmouth College, State, Don


Democrats boycott meeting with Trump at White House to negotiate government shutdown

Congressional Democrats have rejected an invite from Donald Trump to attend a lunch meeting at the White House, as the president looks to build support for his border wall without Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. The White House has said no rank-and-file House Democrats will attend the lunch aimed at trying to end a record-setting partial government shutdown.
Tags: News, White House, House, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Trump, Chuck Schumer, Congressional Democrats


Gillibrand Launches Exploratory Committee, Joins 2020 Field

NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has taken a major step toward announcing a presidential bid, saying she is launching an exploratory committee for a White House run. The 52-year-old New York Democrat said Tuesday on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: “It’s an important first step and it’s one I am taking because I am going to run.” Gillibrand joins what is expected to be a crowded primary field for the Democratic nomination that could include more than a dozen candidates. Already, G...
Tags: New York, News, Stephen Colbert, White House, Ap, Iowa, Sen Kirsten Gillibrand, Gillibrand, Matt Shuham, Gillibrand Launches Exploratory Committee


Trump Summons Thousands Back to Work Without Pay as Shutdown Drags On

As the White House tries to get the government functioning, President Trump invited Democrats to the White House, hoping to find cracks. They rejected his lunch date.
Tags: News, White House, Trump, Illegal Immigration, Elissa, Democratic Party, Slotkin, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Immigration and Emigration, Shutdowns (Institutional, Border Barriers


Red Sox set to visit White House on Feb. 15

The World Series champion Boston Red Sox will visit the White House on Feb. 15 and will also visit the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center during the trip.
Tags: White House, Baseball, Boston Red Sox, Red Sox, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center


Kirsten Gillibrand takes major step toward White House run

NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has taken a major step toward announcing a presidential bid, saying she is launching an exploratory committee for a White House run. The 52-year-old New York Democrat said Tuesday on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: “It’s an important first step and it’s one I am taking because […]
Tags: New York, News, Stephen Colbert, White House, Ap, Nation, Kirsten Gillibrand, Sen Kirsten Gillibrand


Democrats boycott shutdown meeting at the White House, say they will not meet until government is reopened

Ohio Congressman Brad Wenstrup, who attended the meeting, reacts to the democrats actions on 'Your World.'
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U.S. Sen. Gillibrand announces White House bid: 'The Late Show With Stephen Colbert'

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand told CBS' "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" that she would file paperwork on Tuesday night to explore a run for the Democratic presidential nomination in the 2020 election. Colbert, during the taping of an episode that will air on Tuesday night, asked Gillibrand, who has been taking the steps to begin a presidential campaign, if she had anything she would like to announce.
Tags: News, Stephen Colbert, White House, Colbert, Cbs, Kirsten Gillibrand, Gillibrand, Sen Gillibrand


Some in GOP split with White House on Russia sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Almost a dozen Senate Republicans broke with the White House Tuesday on Russia, voting to move forward on a resolution that would maintain sanctions on companies linked to oligarch Oleg Deripaska.
Tags: News, Washington, Senate, White House, Russia, Ap, Gop


Ivanka Trump to work on World Bank president search

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says Ivanka Trump will take part in the nomination process for a new head of the World Bank.The senior adviser was asked to participate by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin because she has worked... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Washington, White House, Ap, Treasury, World Bank, Ivanka Trump, Steven Mnuchin


Venezuela Congress and U.S. government ratchet up pressure on Maduro

U.S. President Donald Trump's administration was considering recognizing the leader of the Congress, Juan Guaido, as the country's legitimate president, according to two people familiar with the matter. White House aides were weighing such a move among a list of options being prepared for Trump in response to the latest Venezuela developments but no final decision had been made, one of the people told Reuters. Maduro was inaugurated on Jan. 10 under an avalanche of criticism that his leadershi...
Tags: Science, Congress, White House, Venezuela, Donald Trump, Trump, Maduro, Juan Guaido, Reuters Maduro


Brexit vote: Jeremy Corbyn tables no-confidence motion after May defeat – Politics live

Prime minister’s Brexit deal is lost by 432 votes to 202Theresa May loses Brexit deal vote by majority of 230How did your MP vote?How does a no-confidence motion work, and what’s next for May?Evening summary 11.14pm GMT Earlier, we made brief mention of the reaction of the European commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker. Here’s his full statement:I take note with regret of the outcome of the vote in the House of Commons this evening. On the EU side, the process of ratification of the with...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Cbi, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, United Kingdom, House Of Commons, Michael Gove, Jean Claude Juncker, Philip Hammond, Brexit


Burger King trolls Trump on Twitter

Burger King is needling President Donald Trump for his tweet about ordering more than 1,000 "hamberders" for the Clemson University Tigers' visit to the White House after winning the college football championship.
Tags: White House, Donald Trump, Trump, Clemson University Tigers


‘Hamberder’ Replaces ‘Cofvefe’ As The Dumbest Word In The Trump Lexicon

Someone please get him a dictionary Clemson University’s national champion football team, the Tigers, were invited over to the White House for a feast on Monday, but the administration ran into a bit of a problem when they realized “Wait a second. The White House kitchen is closed because we fucking shut down the government” But that’s fine, no bigs, Trump had a solution. Why not treat these nationally ranked athletes to a cornucopia of fast food, the likes of which 17-year-old stoner...
Tags: White House, Disney, America, United States, Humor, Tigers, Gracie Hughes, Trump, Clemson University, Getty Images Trump, Cofvefe


Opinion: Fast food shouldn't be why we're discussing Clemson's visit to Trump's White House

Why did Trump hurry the Clemson football team into the White House a week after the national championship game?            [Author: USA TODAY]
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High drama, few results as Trump warns of 'long' shutdown

Staring down the next deadline to pay federal workers, the White House shifted tactics Tuesday, trying to bypass House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to negotiate with rank-and-file lawmakers even as President Donald Trump dug in for a prolonged shutdown.
Tags: White House, House, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Trump


Democrats decline White House meeting on shutdown

The White House sent invitations to a bipartisan group of lawmakers for a meeting aimed at finding a solution to ending the government shutdown -- now in its 25th day as the longest in US history -- but no Democrats are expected to attend. CNN's Kaitlan Collins reports.
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Donald Tusk says Brexit deal looks impossible

European council chief hints at UK staying in EU after MPs vote down Theresa May’s dealFollow the latest developments - live!What happens next?Donald Tusk has made a thinly veiled call for the UK to stay in the EU, suggesting the prime minister’s historic loss in parliament left a deal looking “impossible”.As the scale of the defeat was announced, the president of the European council called for Theresa May to urgently clarify her next move. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, France, Germany, Angela Merkel, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Ireland, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Poland, Leo Varadkar, Brexit


How William Barr Tried to Reassure Democrats at His Confirmation Hearing

With a measured tone and carefully worded answers, William Barr sought Tuesday to reassure senators that he would protect the Justice Department’s vaunted independence if he were confirmed as attorney general. He said that he’s often told other people they would be crazy to take the job. Over the years, Barr said he’s told friends…
Tags: News, Justice, Congress, White House, Uncategorized, Justice Department, James Comey, Barr, William Barr, William Barr Tried


Brexit vote: Corbyn tables no-confidence motion after May defeat – Politics live

Prime minister’s Brexit deal is lost by 432 votes to 202Theresa May loses Brexit deal vote by majority of 230How did your MP vote?After May’s landmark defeat, what happens now? 9.21pm GMT Business leaders are unanimous in their dismay at the vote and the prospect of leaving the EU without a deal.The Federation of Small Businesses said many of its members would struggle to survive should deadlock in parliament lead to the country crashing out of the EU.Small business confidence has plummeted ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Bbc, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, House Of Commons, Michael Gove, Jean-claude Juncker, Boris Johnson, Brussels, Brexit


Watch as Presidential burger recipients note the absurdity

LISTEN CLOSELY: "I thought it was a joke," says Clemson athlete upon learning the White House was serving him Wendy's.pic.twitter.com/bRNRhLmDBF — Ʀogue US Mint (@RogueUSMint) January 15, 2019 You can clearly hear one attendee state that they thought this was a joke. I believe I hear the declaration "It's absurd" over and over, however that may be a southern accent repeatedly hailing "Thank you, sir!" Folks are clearly grateful Orange Julius provided this fast food bonanza.
Tags: Video, News, White House, Fast Food, Burgers, Clemson, Trump, Wendy, Julius, Orange Julius, Hamberders



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