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Job growth exceeds predictions in January

All told, the outlook for the U.S. economy has improved in recent days as the shutdown ended, President Donald Trump sounded more eager to strike a permanent trade truce with China and the Federal Reserve hit pause on further interest-rate increases.
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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam admits he’s in ‘clearly racist’ photo

Calls for his resignation came from the NAACP, the Republican Governors Association, Virginia’s Republican Party and some national Democrats, including presidential hopefuls Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and Julián Castro, a former mayor of San Antonio.
Tags: News, Virginia, Nation, Republican Party, Naacp, Calif, Julian Castro, Ralph Northam, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, Sen Kamala Harris, Republican Governors Association Virginia


On home turf, Cory Booker defends his record and urges rivals to 'bring it'

Within seven hours after launching his White House bid, Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey ran straight into many of the main questions surrounding his candidacy.
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White House reverses decision to replace acting Education inspector general

The White House reversed a decision to replace the Education Department's acting inspector general on Friday, two days after the inspector general's office said it received word that a new acting head watchdog had been appointed.
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White House Says State Of The Union Will Be Bipartisan Pitch, Even As Shutdown Looms

The speech the White House outlined belies the deep divisions right now not only between Republicans and Democrats but between President Trump and Congress, including some within his own party. (Image credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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Trump to Call on Democrats to ‘Heal,’ and Bashes Pelosi Over Wall 

“I think she’s very bad for our country,” Trump said in an interview with CBS, referring to the recent standoff over his demand for a border wall that resulted in a 35-day partial government shutdown. Earlier in the day, a White House official briefed reporters on Trump’s State of the Union speech, which he will deliver Tuesday evening with Pelosi seated behind him on the House chamber’s dais. According to an excerpt of his planned remarks, Trump will implore Congress to compromise on issues i...
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Fact-checkers quit Facebook's anti-fake-news programme, saying the task has become 'impossible'

Two important partners in Facebook's flagship anti-fake-news project have pulled out, with staff at one saying it has become "impossible" to manage the workload. Snopes.com, a venerable fact-checking website founded in 1994 to debunk urban myths, said it had ended its role in Facebook's fact-checking programme after two years after "evaluating the ramifications and costs". Snopes' vice president of operations Vinny Green accused the social network of not doing enough to help fact-che...
Tags: Facebook, News, Saudi Arabia, White House, Singapore, Israel, Iran, Syria, Green, Palestine, Guardian, Venezuela, Associated Press, Dublin, Yemen, David Mikkelson


State of the Union Will Have Unifying Tone, White House Says

While the White House said the goal of the speech was to bring together a divided government and a divided nation, an official said immigration would emerge as a main theme.
Tags: News, White House, Trump, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Immigration and Emigration, Shutdowns (Institutional, Border Barriers, State of the Union Message (US


Trump's annual physical set for next week

President Donald Trump will undergo his annual physical exam next week, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told CNN.
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Trump's annual physical will be next Friday at Walter Reed

President Donald Trump will undergo his annual physical exam next week, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told CNN.
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It’s time to dump the role of elected sheriff

The county sheriff is the problem child among California elected officials. No office is less accountable, or more reliable in producing scandal. Once elected, sheriffs in all 58 counties have power over jails and policing, and act pretty much as they please. When sheriffs do wrong, there is little that Californians can do to stop them. Under our state’s structure, a sheriff in California can’t really be fired. And those most liable to complain about a sheriff—inmates and those accused of crimes...
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White House Memo: What Do You Learn About Trump in an 85-Minute Interview?

Among other things: Who is up and who is down, what he cares about and what he does not, what he knows and what he does not.
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Trump’s State of the Union to focus on ‘choosing greatness’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is ready to deliver his State of the Union speech following a roller-coaster will-it-or-won’t-it-happen ride. His topic is to be “choosing greatness.” White House officials say Trump is not expected to dwell on the government shutdown or on the looming Feb. 15 deadline for a budget deal. Instead, Trump […]
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"[T]he hallmark of fanatical centrism is the determination to see America’s left and right as equally extreme, no matter what they actually propose."

"Thus, throughout the Obama years, centrists called for political leaders who would address their debt concerns with an approach that combined spending cuts with revenue increases, offer a market-based health care plan and invest in infrastructure, somehow never managing to acknowledge that there was one major figure proposing exactly that — President Barack Obama. And now, with Democrats taking a turn that is more progressive but hardly radical, centrist rhetoric has become downright hysterical...
Tags: Law, Obama, Elizabeth Warren, America, Barack Obama, Bloomberg, Medicare, Venezuela, Fox News, Medicaid, Paul Krugman, HARRIS, Schultz, Teddy Roosevelt, Hugo Chavez, Krugman


Foxconn Says It Will Build Wisconsin Factory After All

Citing a phone conversation with President Trump, Foxconn said it will proceed with plans to build a government-subsidized plant in Wisconsin to make liquid crystal display screens. The news capped a week of reversals about the Taiwanese company's plans in the state. CBS News reports: Foxconn drew headlines in 2017 when it said the company would invest $10 billion in Wisconsin and hire 13,000 people to build a factory to make screens for televisions and other devices. State leaders offered nearl...
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Opinion: Cory Booker, the 2020 race and Obama's legacy

Sen. Cory Booker's announcement Friday that he will run for president is not only another sign of the historic diversity of the Democratic Party as it heads into the 2020 presidential primaries. It is a demonstration of the power of former President Barack Obama's legacy in American politics.
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Cory Booker, the 2020 race and Obama's legacy

Sen. Cory Booker's announcement that he will be running for president, along with the already diverse group of Democratic 2020 presidential candidates, is a testament to the historic presidency of Barack Obama, writes Julian Zelizer.
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Who is Cory Booker? Rising Democratic star enters 2020 race – video

Senator Cory Booker has jumped into the already busy field of Democratic candidates running for the White House in 2020 in a bid to turf out Donald Trump. Booker, 49, made his announcement as Black History Month began.  He is the second black candidate in the race after senator Kamala Harris. No Republicans have yet announced they will challenge Trump for the GOP nomination.Cory Booker announces run for presidency in 2020 Continue reading...
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Trump leans toward declaring state of emergency on border

President Donald Trump gave his strongest indication yet Friday that he will soon declare a state of emergency, bypassing the need for congressional approval to fund a controversial US-Mexico border wall. Trump hinted in remarks at a White House meeting on cross-border trafficking that a declaration -- which would further heat the political temperature around the issue -- could even come in his State of the Union speech to Congress next Tuesday. "Well, I’m saying listen closely to the State of...
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“Steps In The Right Direction”, Right for Who? Resist

Opinion “Steps In The Right Direction”, Right for Who? Resist Ft Collins, CO –-(Ammoland.com)- “After our enemies with guns have all been wiped out, there will still be enemies without guns, and they are bound to struggle desperately against us. We must never regard these enemies lightly.” ~ Report to the Second Plenary Session of the Seventh Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, 1949, by Mao Tse Tung “Live Free or Die” The above New Hampshie state motto is attributed to John St...
Tags: Guns, Barack Obama, Mao, Bennington, Communist Party of China, Planet Earth, John Farnam, John Stark, Gun Rights News, Defense Training International, Farnam, Collins CO AmmoLand, Mao Tse tung, Joe Stalin, I will Not Comply, Seventh Central Committee


Amazon Is Dividing (and Conquering?) New York City's Unions 

Amazon’s plans to build its HQ2 in New York City in exchange for nearly $3 billion in public subsidies is dividing the city’s most powerful unions—and, by extension, the entire U.S. labor movement. Things are already getting very unfriendly.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Politics, Science, Unions, Labor, NYC, New York City, The Workplace, SEIU, Class War, RWDSU, Hector Figueroa


"Good vibe" U.S.-China trade talks followed by soybean purchases

The U.S.-China trade talks this week had a "good vibe" with much work remaining, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Friday as China followed through on a pledge to increase soybean purchases with a 1 million tonne order.
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Foxconn says Wisconsin factory plans are back on after talk with Trump

It seems Foxconn’s plans for a $10 billion Wisconsin plant are back on. After a couple of years of back and forths, the manufacturing giant says it’s recommitting to plans for a plant in the upper Midwest. A statement today cited a phone call between chairman/founder Terry Gou and Donald Trump. “After productive discussions between the White House and the company, and after a personal conversation between President Donald J. Trump and Chairman Terry Gou, Foxconn is moving forward with our pla...
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After Trump intervenes, Foxconn changes Wisconsin factory story yet again

Just days after Foxconn said its Wisconsin factory was pivoting from being a giant factory to being a very small something else, Foxconn now says the plan is now back on again. What could have induced the surprise change of heart? Foxconn's Chairman had a “personal conversation” with Donald Trump. From Josh Dzieza at The Verge: “After productive discussions between the White House and the company, and after a personal conversation between President Donald J. Trump and Chairman Terry Gou, F...
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Bay Area chef lifts ban on ‘Make America Great Again’ caps

SAN MATEO, Calif. (AP) — A San Francisco Bay Area restaurant owner who was criticized after saying he would refuse service to anyone wearing a red “Make America Great Again” baseball cap has apologized and reversed course, saying Friday his restaurant will keep serving everyone. J. Kenji Lopez-Alt, a chef-partner at the Wursthall restaurant in […]
Tags: News, Nation, Bay Area, San Francisco Bay Area, San Mateo Calif, Kenji Lopez Alt, Make America Great Again, Nation & World Politics, Wursthall


Donald Trump doubles down on wall at trafficking event

President Donald Trump doubled down on the need for a wall or possibly declaring a national emergency during a human trafficking event of the White House Friday. (Feb. 1)            [Author: AP]
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5 anarchists who are famous but all very different

Anarchists are often typecast in popular opinion as black-clothed bomb-throwers.However, many would be surprised by the number and identities of different anarchists.What's more, anarchist beliefs aren't simply that the state should be overthrown; there are many different variations and interpretations. None It takes an independent mind to declare oneself an anarchist, but even so, the stories and characters of people who identify as anarchists can be surprising. Here's five snapshots of differe...
Tags: Politics, Supreme Court, Government, Boston, Alan Moore, Economics, History, Chicago, Britain, United States, Capitalism, Innovation, Goldman, Leo Tolstoy, Authority, Social Change


5 flavors of anarchy

Anarchists are often typecast in popular opinion as black-clothed bomb-throwers.However, many would be surprised by the number and identities of different anarchists.What's more, anarchist beliefs aren't simply that the state should be overthrown; there are many different variations and interpretations. None It takes an independent mind to declare oneself an anarchist, but even so, the stories and characters of people who identify as anarchists can be surprising. Here's five snapshots of differe...
Tags: Politics, Supreme Court, Government, Boston, Alan Moore, Economics, History, Chicago, Britain, United States, Capitalism, Innovation, Goldman, Leo Tolstoy, Authority, Social Change


Nuclear waste burial fund grows to $43 billion, but DOE has not buried an ounce of spent fuel

FILE- In this May 22, 2001 file photo, an employee of the the Yucca Mountain Project walks through a tunnel in the mountain near Mercury, Nev. (AP Photo/Laura Rauch) The Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s conceptual design of a deep geologic repository at Yucca Mountain. Sound The gallery will resume in seconds An aerial view of one of the entrances to Yucca Mountain, about 100 miles northwest of Las Vegas (New York Times Photo) Brakeman Leonard Jacobson watches the tunnel as a ...
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Mike Pence tells Venezuelan exiles in Miami: 'This is no time for dialogue. This is time for action'

Mike Pence, the vice president of the United States, has said that Venezuela needs “action” rather than dialogue, rallying Venezuelan exiles in Miami to the cause of “interim president” Juan Guaido and demanding that President Nicolas Maduro step down. Mr Pence told the Florida gathering that “all options are on the table”, and warned Mr Maduro “not to test the resolve of the United States”. “This is no time for dialogue. This is time for action," he said. "The time has come to end the Maduro di...
Tags: Europe, Florida, News, Mexico, White House, Germany, US, Eu, Spain, Bank Of England, European Union, Iran, United States, Labour, United Arab Emirates, Jeremy Hunt



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