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An Undocumented Immigrant Who Worked for the Trump Organization Will Attend the State of the Union

Victorina Morales has spoken out about the Trump Organization's hiring practices
Tags: News, White House, Uncategorized, Trump Organization, Overnight, Onetime, Victorina Morales, Trump Organization Will Attend the State


White House names 3 nominees for 9th Circuit after conservative attacks

After a day of attacks from commentators on the right, the White House announced Wednesday night that it planned to nominate three judges for the California seats on the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals.
Tags: California, White House, Cnn


San Francisco mayor pledges sanctuary city role

The mayor of San Francisco swiped at the White House in her first state of the city address, saying that the city would protect transgender and immigrant rights. (Jan. 30)            [Author: AP]
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Sarah Sanders says 'God wanted Trump to be president'

In an interview, the White House press secretary says Donald Trump had divine support.
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Don't deal in Venezuelan gold, White House says, in anti-Maduro push

National security adviser John Bolton tweeted that traders should not deal in gold, oil or other commodities "being stolen" from the Venezuelan people, as opponents of Maduro's government worried the government was surreptitiously moving to ship gold reserves abroad. The White House said President Donald Trump spoke to Venezuela's self-proclaimed interim president, Juan Guaido, by phone on Wednesday, reiterating support for his "fight to regain democracy." On one side of the tussle for control...
Tags: News, White House, Opec, United States, Venezuela, Donald Trump, Don, John Bolton, Maduro, Juan Guaido


DOJ to Examine How Online Advertising Affects Local TV

WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division will hold a two-day workshop to look at how online advertising affects the competitive landscape for local TV stations. That is potentially significant for broadcasters, who argue that the competition from tech giants should be weighed as regulators and government attorneys assess whether to approve pending mergers. […]
Tags: Politics, News, Fcc, Washington, Doj, Broadcasters, Makan Delrahim, Department of Justice s Antitrust Division


'Don't deal in Venezuelan gold,' White House says, in anti-Maduro push

National security adviser John Bolton tweeted that traders should not deal in gold, oil or other commodities "being stolen" from the Venezuelan people, as opponents of Maduro's government worried that a Russian-operated plane had shipped gold out of Caracas on Wednesday afternoon. The White House said U.S. President Donald Trump spoke to Venezuela's self-proclaimed interim president, Juan Guaido, by phone on Wednesday, reiterating support for his "fight to regain democracy." On one side of the...
Tags: Science, White House, Opec, United States, Venezuela, Donald Trump, Don, Caracas, John Bolton, Maduro, Juan Guaido


Trump's pastor to flock: Give me your January salary or God will punish you

Donald Trump's “prosperity gospel” spiritual advisor Paula White, a pastor who is reported to reside in an 8,000 square foot house and travel on a $2.6 million private jet, is commanding her congregation to cough up their January salaries to her or else God is seriously going to punish them so hard. Classic cult grift. No wonder Trump, the cult grifter, likes her. Not linking to her Pentecostal payout, but she accepts PayPal. Excerpt from Newsweek: Paula White, who heads up the president’s ev...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Religion, Paypal, Scams, Donald Trump, Evangelicals, Trump, Prosperity Gospel, Picks, Evangelical, Paula White, Harriet Sinclair Newsweek


Ex-NSA American mercenaries for UAE used 'Karma' to hack journalists and human rights activists

Former NSA spies have been working for the government of the United Arab Emirates as hacker mercenaries, helping the UAE attack journalists, dissidents, and human rights activists. This is a great read, and a shocking story from Reuters. With the help of former U.S. intelligence operatives, United Arab Emirates hacked into the iPhones of activists, diplomats, and foreign adversaries. Targeted in the attacks: the former deputy prime minister of Turkey, a Qatari emir, and a Nobel Laureate of Yem...
Tags: Apple, Post, Politics, News, Nsa, Qatar, Turkey, Karma, Hacking, United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, Yemen, Cyberwar, Uae, Gulf, Reuters


'Don't deal in Venezuelan gold,' White House says, in anti-Maduro push

The White House warned traders on Wednesday not to deal in Venezuelan gold or oil following its imposition of stiff sanctions aimed at forcing socialist President Nicolas Maduro from power.
Tags: Money, White House, businessNews, Nicolás Maduro, Don, Maduro


Schumer’s Flip Phone Is The Thorn On WH’s Side Of The Border Wall Fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House plan for peeling off Democrats to support President Donald Trump’s demands for billions in border wall money ran into a particularly stubborn obstacle: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s flip phone. Schumer had already been talking with his colleagues for months, anticipating Trump’s fight. Soon after the midterm elections in early November, the New Yorker started doing what he does best, talking to his senators. One by one, he dialed them on his vintage f...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Congress, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, Virginia, Israel, West Virginia, Ap, Democrats, Gop, House, Nancy Pelosi, Republican


E-cigarettes are effective at helping smokers quit, study says

It has been one of the most pressing unanswered questions in public health: Do e-cigarettes actually help smokers quit? Now, the first, large rigorous assessment offers an unequivocal answer: yes. The study, published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that e-cigarettes were nearly twice as effective as conventional nicotine replacement products, like […]
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God 'wanted Donald Trump to become president,' Sarah Sanders says

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in an interview on Wednesday that she believes God wanted Donald Trump to be president.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, White House, Usa Today, Donald Trump, Sarah Sanders


Talks with North Korea's top negotiator 'got nowhere' on denuclearization, sources say

As President Donald Trump hails "progress being made," a source familiar with details of the high-profile visit of North Korea's top negotiator this month says those discussions -- at both the State Department level and with the White House -- "got nowhere" on denuclearization. A second source agreed with that assessment.
Tags: North Korea, White House, Cnn, State Department, Donald Trump


Schumer wields leverage and a flip phone against Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House plan for peeling off Democrats to support President Donald Trump’s demands for billions in border wall money ran into a particularly stubborn obstacle: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s flip phone. Schumer had already been talking with his colleagues for months, anticipating Trump’s fight. Soon after the midterm elections in […]
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Canada Removes Half Of Cuba Embassy Staff After Another Health Attack Victim

TORONTO (AP) — Canada announced Wednesday it is removing up to half of the Canadians at its embassy in Cuba after another diplomat was found to have fallen mysteriously ill. Canada has confirmed 14 cases of mysterious health problems since early 2017. Twenty-six American embassy workers in Cuba have also been affected, suffering a range of symptoms and diagnoses including mild traumatic brain injury, also known as concussion. Global Affairs Canada said in a statement Wednesday that tests confi...
Tags: News, Toronto, Barack Obama, World news, Ap, Canada, Cuba, Havana, Global Affairs Canada, Breier, Summer Concepcion, Canada Removes Half Of Cuba Embassy, Kimberly Breier


President Trump Takes Aim At His Own Intelligence Team, Again

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with former White House Counterterrorism Chief Richard Clarke about the disparity between the president's rhetoric about global threats and that of top intelligence officials.
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Sarah Sanders: God 'wanted Donald Trump to become president'

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said she believes God wanted President Donald Trump to win the 2016 election, the Christian Broadcasting Network reported on Wednesday.
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Elizabeth Warren’s Wealth Tax on the Super-Rich Is the Wrong Solution to the Right Problem

There is a simpler solution, and the Senator surely knows it
Tags: Politics, News, Uncategorized, Elizabeth Warren, Economics, Onetime


The Constitution Doesn't Give Women Equal Rights — Congress Wants To Change That

In the United States of America, women are still not equal to men in the eye of the U.S. Constitution. This is because the Constitution fails to include language that guarantees equal rights for all citizens, regardless of their gender. The Equal Rights Amendment, first introduced in 1923, aimed to correct that. But nearly a century has gone by and lawmakers have failed to advance this constitutional amendment.That might change with the 116th Congress.On Tuesday, a bipartisan group launched a n...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Congress, White House, Virginia, House, Nevada, Illinois, United States of America, Lisa Murkowski, Fletcher, Underwood, Jackie Speier, Maloney, Speier, Tom Reed


Jeff Bezos has reportedly hired private investigators to find who leaked his intimate text messages and one theory is exploring political motives (AMZN)

Jeff Bezos is personally funding an investigation into how text messages that detailed his affair with the Los Angeles news anchor Lauren Sanchez were leaked to the National Enquirer, according to a report by The Daily Beast.  Initial findings haven't pointed to evidence that either Bezos' or Sanchez's phones were hacked.  The investigation, which is independent of Amazon, is now looking into a theory that the leaking of the messages was politically motivated.  Jeff Bezos is personall...
Tags: Amazon, New York Post, Hollywood, Washington Post, White House, Los Angeles, Trends, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Signal, Trump, Bezos, Donald J Trump, Sánchez, American Media Inc, David Pecker


Jeff Bezos has hired private investigators to find who leaked his intimate text messages and one theory is exploring political motives (AMZN)

Jeff Bezos is personally funding an investigation into how text messages that detailed his affair with Los Angeles news anchor Lauren Sanchez were leaked to The National Enquirer, according to report by The Daily Beast.  Initial findings haven't pointed to evidence that either Bezos' or Sanchez' phones were hacked.  The investigation — which is independent of Amazon — is now looking into a theory that the leaking of the messages was politically motivated.  Jeff Bezos is personally fun...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, New York Post, Hollywood, Washington Post, White House, Los Angeles, Trends, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Trump, Bezos, Donald J Trump, Sánchez, David Pecker, Pecker


Howard Schultz on opposition to his potential presidential bid: Democrats need a little less caffeine

Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz says that if he launches an independent White House run it is more likely that lifelong Republicans would vote for him than Democrats.
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New Venezuelan diplomat: US military intervention not part of Trump administration talks

New Venezuelan diplomat Carlos Vecchio found open doors at the White House and in Congress this week but was locked out of his own country’s embassy.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Pushing for Maduro to go, White House says don't trade Venezuelan gold

National security adviser John Bolton tweeted that traders should not deal in gold, oil or other commodities "being stolen" from the Venezuelan people, even as opponents of Maduro's government worried that a Russian plane in Caracas was preparing to ship gold out of the country. U.S. President Donald Trump spoke to Venezuela's self-proclaimed interim president, Juan Guaido, by phone on Wednesday, reiterating support for his "fight to regain democracy." On one side of the tussle for control of ...
Tags: Science, White House, Opec, United States, Venezuela, Donald Trump, Caracas, John Bolton, Maduro, Juan Guaido


Pushing for Maduro to go, White House says don't trade Venezuelan gold

The White House warned traders on Wednesday not to deal in Venezuelan gold or oil following its imposition of stiff sanctions aimed at forcing socialist President Nicolas Maduro from power.
Tags: Money, White House, businessNews, Nicolás Maduro, Maduro


It's up to you to sort out Brexit impasse, Donald Tusk tells Theresa May

European council president: Britain needs a concrete plan that parliament can support Follow the latest political developments - live updates Theresa May has been told by Donald Tusk that it is her job to find a solution to the Brexit impasse during what sources have described as an “open and frank” 45-minute phone call in the wake of her demands for a renegotiation.The European council president warned the prime minister that a precondition for any further talks was a concrete plan from Downing...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, UK News, World news, Britain, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Jean-claude Juncker, Article 50, Brexit, Donald Tusk, Michel Barnier


Eric Swalwell is 'close to making a decision' on 2020 run

Rep. Eric Swalwell told CNN that he is close to making a decision about whether he plans to make a run for the White House in the 2020 campaign.
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Republicans and Democrats meet to avoid new government shutdown – live

Committee meets in Capitol after longest shutdown in history Sign up for the Guardian US morning briefing 8.07pm GMT Someone apparently tried to disrupt a motorcade just now, leaving two people injured including one Secret Service officer.NEW VIDEO: Secret Service officer, and one other person injured when someone attempted to disrupt Pence motorcade outside White House. No ongoing threat. @fox5dc pic.twitter.com/VBPkuXJMF2Secret Service: Person arrested for crossing a police line and assaul...
Tags: Republicans, White House, Americas, US, World news, US foreign policy, US news, Democrats, US politics, Venezuela, Secret Service, US Congress, Donald Trump, Capitol, House Appropriations Committee, Nita Lowey


Theresa May faces pressure to clarify backstop changes

Tory unity already evaporating as Barnier reiterates Brexit deal cannot be reopenedTheresa May is under mounting pressure to spell out what changes to the Irish backstop she hopes to negotiate with Brussels, after the fragile Brexit truce in her own party appeared to fray on Wednesday.The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, became the latest senior figure to reject the idea of revisiting the withdrawal agreement on Wednesday, insisting, “calmly, I will say, right here and now, we need ...
Tags: Politics, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Brussels, Article 50, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, Michel Barnier, Barnier



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