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The new, reconstituted ISIS seems very much alive

All but 1 percent of that territory is now gone, which has prompted the White House to describe ISIS as "wiped out," "absolutely obliterated" and "in its final throes." But to suggest that ISIS was defeated, as President Donald Trump did when he announced plans to pull U.S. troops out of Syria, is to ignore the lessons of recent history.
Tags: Isis, White House, Syria, Donald Trump


Anthony Scaramucci defends 11-day White House stint on 'Celebrity Big Brother'

Ex-White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci wasted no time defending his job and attacking Steve Bannon during Monday's "Celebrity Big Brother" premiere.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Anthony Scaramucci Light on Trump Talk in ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ Premiere

CBS reality show “Big Brother” loves to tell its audience to “expect the unexpected,” but things went pretty much according to the assumed with Anthony Scaramucci on the second season premiere of the celebrity edition of the show. Right from his introductory package, Scaramucci had to acknowledge he was fired from the White House, “for […]
Tags: News, White House, Cbs, Celebrity Big Brother, Anthony Scaramucci, Scaramucci


Rudy Giuliani Backtracks Comments About Michael Cohen and the Trump Tower Moscow Project

He walked back from comments about the President's talks with Michael Cohen
Tags: News, White House, Uncategorized, Rudy Giuliani, Michael Cohen, Overnight, Onetime, Trump Tower Moscow


Q&A: Why Megan Mullally Won’t Talk Politics While Hosting the SAG Awards

Megan Mullally is funny. The “Will & Grace” star can also sing and dance. While she’s not picking up the Oscar hosting gig after the Kevin Hart fiasco, Mullally will take center stage on Sunday, Jan. 27 when she makes her debut as the host of the 25th annual SAG Awards. Variety caught up with […]
Tags: Politics, News, Olivia Colman, Kevin Hart, SAG Awards, Mullally, Megan Mullally, SAG Awards Variety


Question of the Week: Is Kamala Harris a good presidential candidate?

Delegates heading off to their political parties’ presidential-nominating conventions used to come prepared to back a candidate from their state — either as a bargaining tactic, or for real — as a “favorite son.” Should Kamala Harris be California’s favorite daughter for the 2020 presidential race? Harris, our junior senator, said Monday she is a candidate for the presidency. She has been in that seat for just two years. Is that long enough on the national stage to make a credible run for the hi...
Tags: California, Opinion, White House, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Ronald Reagan, Editorials, Nelson Rockefeller, East Bay, Kamala Harris, Bay Area, HARRIS, Howard University, Richard Nixon


From Persia with love: How an Empress transformed Iran with art

From Persia with love: How an Empress transformed Iran with art Dubbed “the Jackie Kennedy of the Middle East”, Farah Pahlavi built a world-class collection of modern art before she and her husband were exiled. Now 80, she reflects on her beloved country. Farah Pahlavi, Iran’s first and last Empress, in the late 1970s. “When you leave your land, your love, your belongings, it’s very sad,” she reflects now.CREDIT: GETTY IMAGES Time was when Farah Pahlavi could paralyse parts of Manhatta...
Tags: Europe, New York, London, Obama, Life, White House, Boston, Berlin, New York City, US, America, Eu, Iran, Rome, West, Egypt


Politiscope, an app to track Congressional voting records and bills, launches on android devices

Last September, two former National Football League players launched an app called Politiscope to track the voting records of members of Congress and the bills that they were introducing — and provide non-partisan information about what those bills and votes would mean to voters. The pro-football-playing brothers, Walter Powell Jr. and Brandon Williams, launched the app to provide an accurate accounting of what Congressional leadership was doing — something the two felt was necessary given the p...
Tags: Android, TC, Politics, Congress, Government, Senate, Office, Tech, United States, House Of Representatives, National Football League, Library Of Congress, Pew Research Center, Electronic Voting, Powell, Congressional


Twitter Users Drag Sarah Huckabee Sanders For Tone-Deaf MLK Day Tweet

The White House press secretary said Martin Luther King Jr. “gave his life to right the wrong of racial inequality.”
Tags: News, White House, Martin Luther King Jr, Sarah Huckabee Sanders


How LA Metro might close the funding gap for the Gold Line foothill extension to Pomona and beyond

In order to squeeze enough funding to construct the foothill Gold Line light-rail extension from Azusa to Pomona, LA Metro has proposed skimming regional dollars slated for bus improvements and siphoning transportation dollars from cities along the route. The funding plan was approved Thursday by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Construction Committee, despite strong objections raised by representatives from San Dimas and Claremont, who said Metro should pay for the...
Tags: Transportation, News, White House, Environment, Sport, Soccer, Warner, Local News, Authority, Southern California, Metro, Pomona, Valley, Montclair, Azusa, Claremont


Government Shutdown’s Reverse Mortgage Impact, Big and Small

The partial shutdown of the United States federal government that is currently in effect has become the longest one in history, ending its 30th consecutive day on Monday and having widespread ramifications for over 800,000 federal workers and dozens of federal agencies. While direct ramifications to the production of reverse mortgage business have been minimal according to originators, the shutdown’s effects on different aspects of reverse business can still be felt, particularly when looking...
Tags: Featured, Congress, Washington, Finance, White House, Regulation, United States, New York Times, Hud, SEC, Products, Aba, U.s. Government, Freddie Mac, FHA, Urban Institute


Letter from a Birmingham Jail on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

A few years ago I remember coming across the recommendation on social media that Christians would do well to (re-)read Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail each year on the holiday set aside to honor MLK. I’ve taken that recommendation each of the last several years, and am happy to recommend you do the same. You may well ask: “Why direct action? Why sit-ins, marches and so forth? Isn’t negotiation a better path?” You are quite right in calling, for negotiation. Indeed, this i...
Tags: Politics, Religion, Social Issues, King, Martin Luther King Jr, Stanford University, Don, Birmingham Jail, Theology, Ethnic Diversity & Understanding, Media & Resources


Trump’s press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders sparks outcry by saying Martin Luther King Jr ‘gave his life’

Donald Trump’s White House spokeswoman has triggered anger by writing that slain civil rights icon Martin Luther King “gave his life”. On a day when people across the country paid respects to the campaigner, organiser and preacher who 50 years ago was central to the still unrealised push for African American equality, Sarah Huckabee Sanders wrote of King: “Today we honour a great American who gave his life to right the wrong of racial inequality. People were quick to point out that King, hated...
Tags: News, White House, Fbi, Martin Luther King, Donald Trump, Martin Luther King Jr, Trump, Sarah Huckabee Sanders


Martin Luther King Jr Day: Sarah Huckabee Sanders sparks outcry by saying human rights icon ‘gave his life'

Donald Trump’s White House spokeswoman has triggered anger by writing that slain civil rights icon Martin Luther King “gave his life”. On a day when people across the country paid respects to the campaigner, organiser and preacher who 50 years ago was central to the still unrealised push for African American equality, Sarah Huckabee Sanders wrote of King: “Today we honour a great American who gave his life to right the wrong of racial inequality. People were quick to point out that King, hated...
Tags: News, White House, Fbi, Martin Luther King, Donald Trump, Martin Luther King Jr Day, Sarah Huckabee Sanders


Kamala Harris says she won't conduct foreign policy by tweet

Sen. Kamala Harris rebuked President Donald Trump's leadership style and abrupt decision-making process Monday, noting that if she were to replace him in the White House she would not conduct foreign policy by tweet.
Tags: White House, Cnn, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, Sen Kamala Harris


Labour calls for vote in Commons on holding second referendum

Proposed amendment is significant shift in policy towards people’s vote on BrexitLabour has said the Commons should be able to vote on whether to hold a second referendum in an amendment the party submitted on Monday night to Theresa May’s Brexit update.It is the first time the party has asked MPs to formally consider a second poll, although the carefully worded compromise amendment did not commit the party’s leadership to backing a referendum if such a vote were to take place. Continue reading....
Tags: Politics, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, BrexitLabour


White House tweets about Martin Luther King Jr. aren't going over well

Sarah Huckabee Sanders' tweet honoring Martin Luther King Jr. is not going over well.  In a tweet, the White House press secretary wrote that King "gave his life" for the civil rights movement, and that "our country is better thanks to his inspiration and sacrifice."  > Today we honor a great American who gave his life to right the wrong of racial inequality. Our country is better thanks to his inspiration and sacrifice #MLKDay pic.twitter.com/wWYdNWtGuy > > -- Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) J...
Tags: News, White House, Fbi, Martin Luther King, King, Martin Luther King Jr, Sarah, Trump, Sanders, Mike Pence, James Baldwin, Jr, Kimberly, Wajahat Ali, Sarah Wood, Sarah Huckabee Sanders


President Trump lays wreath at brief visit to Martin Luther King Jr. memorial

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump briefly visited a national monument to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday to lay a wreath below the towering statue of the slain civil rights leader. “Beautiful day,” Trump said to reporters. “Thank you for being here. Appreciate it.” He was accompanied on the two-minute visit by […]
Tags: News, Washington, Donald Trump, Martin Luther King Jr, Trump, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics


Government Shutdown Continues as President Trump’s Compromise Attempt Doesn’t Budge Democrats

Trump on Sunday branded House Speaker Nancy Pelosi a 'radical'
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Uncategorized, House, Nancy Pelosi, Government Shutdown, Trump, Onetime


Christie Goes After ‘Russian Lackey’ Flynn, ‘Greedy’ Pruitt In New Book

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) expresses scathing contempt for President Trump’s White House hires in his upcoming book “Let Me Finish,” according to an Axios excerpt released Monday. As in a previously released excerpt targeting Jared Kushner, Christie characterized Trump’s administration picks as unprepared, unprofessional, and unworthy of their titles. “Riffraff,” as Christie put it. Former national security adviser Michael Flynn is described as a “Russian lackey and future federal...
Tags: Chris Christie, News, White House, Gop, New Jersey, Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, Trump, Christie, Omarosa, Allegra Kirkland, Flynn, Lackey, Michael Flynn, Omarosa Manigault, Jared Kushner Christie


May claims EU second referendum would threaten 'social cohesion'

PM faces a looming revolt over a no-deal Brexit as Corbyn criticises her talks as ‘PR sham’Theresa May doubled down on her opposition to a second Brexit referendum on Monday night, claiming it would threaten Britain’s “social cohesion” and insisting the centrepiece of her strategy remained negotiating changes to the Irish backstop.With just 67 days to go until Britain is due by law to leave the European Union, May exasperated MPs and business groups by offering scant evidence that she was willin...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Britain, Ireland, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, Yvette Cooper, Article 50, Brexit


May claims second referendum on Brexit would threaten UK's 'social cohesion'

The PM faces a looming revolt over a no-deal Brexit as Corbyn criticises her talks as ‘PR sham’Theresa May doubled down on her opposition to a second Brexit referendum on Monday night, claiming it would threaten Britain’s “social cohesion” and insisting the centrepiece of her strategy remained negotiating changes to the Irish backstop.With just 67 days to go until Britain is due by law to leave the European Union, May exasperated MPs and business groups by offering scant evidence that she is wil...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, UK, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Britain, Ireland, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, Yvette Cooper, Article 50, Brexit


Sen. Kamala Harris begins presidential run with call to reject hate

Hours after announcing her White House bid, Sen. Kamala Harris urged Americans to remember "we have so much more in common than what separates us."            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Trump’s One Shutdown Success: Making Civil Service Less Attractive

If the White House wants to push federal workers out of public service, this is one way to do it.
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Blue Monday for MPs as May strategy proves futile once more

The prime minister seems to have no understanding about the imminence of BrexitTell me why I don’t like Mondays. The sense of futility is getting to everyone. Though many MPs usually welcome the chance to do next to nothing other than repeat themselves, even they have their limits of despair. And a Theresa May statement in which she reiterates her determination to pursue a Brexit strategy that has already been voted down by parliament is a step too far for everyone. We’ve now reached the point w...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, Article 50, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn


Democratic Senator Kamala Harris jumps into 2020 White House race

Harris, 54, the daughter of immigrants from Jamaica and India, enters the race with the potential advantage of being the Democratic candidate who looks most like the party's increasingly diverse base of young, female and minority voters. "This is a moment in time that I feel a sense of responsibility to stand up and fight for the best of who we are," Harris said on ABC's "Good Morning America" in announcing her candidacy. Harris, who made history in 2016 as the first black woman elected to the...
Tags: News, Abc, California, White House, India, Jamaica, Good Morning America, Kamala Harris, U S Senate, HARRIS


Week In Politics: Shutdown Impasse Continues, Sen. Kamala Harris Announces 2020 Bid

NPR's Scott Detrow discusses the impasse between the White House and Democrats on ending the government shutdown. Also, Sen. Kamala Harris announced she is running for president in 2020.
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The Guardian view on Brexit and Ireland: a danger to peace | Editorial

Electoral contingency and political expediency cannot be allowed to break up BritainThe Derry bombing this weekend is a stark reminder of what is at stake in Northern Ireland with Brexit: decades of peace where arguments are settled with words not weapons. In reopening the question of whether the physical border between the North and South of Ireland might return, Brexit threatens to turn back the clock to a far more dangerous era. That past, where symbols summon deadly emotions, has been revive...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Ireland, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Derry, Article 50, Brexit, Irish Sea, DUP


China approves trademarks for Ivanka Trump’s defunct company

China granted preliminary approval for first daughter and White House advisor Ivanka Trump’s now-obsolete company, for five trademarks in the Asian country. The trademarks, which were approved on Sunday, for the Ivanka Trump brand is intended for child care centres, sunglasses and wedding dresses. The Associated Press also reported that another trademark for brokerage, charitable fundraising and art valuation services were approved earlier this month on January 6.
Tags: News, White House, China, Associated Press, Ivanka Trump


This MLK Day, follow these 5 exciting QPOC racial justice advocates on Twitter

This MLK Day, don't just commemorate the past, listen to the future!
Tags: Politics, Lifestyle, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Deray Mckesson, Martin Luther King Day, Tanya dePass, Bayard Rustin, Tyler Ford, Ashlee Marie Preston, Tiq Milan



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