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President Trump’s State of the Union Guests Include a Bullied Student and a Woman Freed From Prison

Guests typically embody the policies the president will promote in the address
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Trump to choose Treasury's Malpass to lead World Bank: sources

The nomination of Malpass would put a Trump loyalist and a skeptic of multilateral institutions in line to lead the World Bank, which committed nearly $64 billion to developing countries in the year ended June 30, 2018. Politico, which first reported the decision, said it would be announced on Wednesday, citing unidentified administration officials. Spokespersons for the White House and the U.S. Treasury declined comment.
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Ginsburg makes 1st public appearance since cancer surgery

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is making her first public appearance since undergoing lung cancer surgery in December. The 85-year-old Ginsburg is attending a concert at a museum a few blocks from the White House that is being given by her daughter-in-law and other musicians. Patrice Michaels is married to Ginsburg’s […]
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Entertainment, Washington, White House, Ap, Nation, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Ginsburg, Patrice Michaels


Fed Chair Powell and Trump met Monday to discuss economy - Fed

U.S. President Donald Trump and Fed Chairman Jerome Powell dined at the White House on Monday in their first meeting after months in which Trump lambasted the central bank for raising interest rates and, in the president's view, endangering the economy's growth.
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Trump and Fed's Powell meet over dinner at White House on the US economy

President Donald Trump met with Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell Monday evening for an informal dinner at the White House residence to discuss the health of the US economy, according to a statement from Federal Reserve.
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Trump and Fed chairman Powell discuss economy over dinner

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve says Chairman Jerome Powell had dinner at the White House with President Donald Trump on Monday, but the two men did not discuss the future course of interest rates. The Fed says Trump and Powell were joined by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Richard Clarida. […]
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How should the United States help free the Venezuelan people?

Readers of a certain age will recall a cocktail called a Cuba libre — rum and Coca-Cola. Is it time for another Caribbean highball — the Venezuela libre? That’s our Question of the Week for readers: What kind of support do you think the United States ought to be offering to effect regime change in the formerly wealthy country that has devolved into chaos under current President Nicolas Maduro? Almost no nation in the Americas approves of the economically and culturally disastrous presidency of M...
Tags: Opinion, White House, Americas, Sport, Colombia, Soccer, United States, Editorials, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Cuba, Nicolás Maduro, Caribbean, United States Congress, National Assembly, John Bolton


Walcott: Trump Called Nepal And Bhutan ‘Nipple’ And ‘Button’ In Intel Briefing

The national security reporter says that the president is alarmingly out of touch in White House intelligence sessions.
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Trump Called Nepal And Bhutan ‘Nipple’ And ‘Button’ In Intel Briefing: Walcott

The national security reporter says that the president is alarmingly out of touch in White House intelligence sessions.
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Trump to Call for Unity, Face Skepticism in State of Union

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said the president would use his address "to call for an end to the politics of resistance, retribution."
Tags: News, White House, State Of The Union Address, Kellyanne Conway, President Donald Trump


Is free expression online threatened by content removal?

U.S. laws regulating online speech offer broad protections for internet intermediaries.Despite this, companies typically follow a "better safe than sorry" approach to protect against legal action or loss of reputation. Silencing contentious opinions can have detrimental effects, such as social exclusion and negating reconciliation. None Megan Phelps-Roper grew up in the Westboro Baptist Church. At the tender age of five, she joined her parents on Westboro's now notorious picket lines. She held ...
Tags: Google, Politics, Law, Internet, Democracy, Government, Society, Afghanistan, United States, Innovation, Dmca, Columbia University, Speech, UC Berkeley, Matthew Prince, Public Spaces


Is free expression online threatened?

U.S. laws regulating online speech offer broad protections for internet intermediaries.Despite this, companies typically follow a "better safe than sorry" approach to protect against legal action or loss of reputation. Silencing contentious opinions can have detrimental effects, such as social exclusion and negating reconciliation. None Megan Phelps-Roper grew up in the Westboro Baptist Church. At the tender age of five, she joined her parents on Westboro's now notorious picket lines. She held ...
Tags: Google, Politics, Law, Internet, Democracy, Government, Society, Afghanistan, United States, Innovation, Dmca, Columbia University, Speech, UC Berkeley, Matthew Prince, Public Spaces


Here are all the guests Southern California lawmakers are bringing to State of the Union address

Think of it as the Oscars red carpet, State of the Union style. But instead of outfits and hairdos, the focus is on who members of Congress are bringing as guests to the annual speech from the president about how America is doing. Often, the choice of guest is – much like the speech itself – a political statement, one meant to show approval or scorn of a president’s policies. This year’s State of the Union guests from the Democrat-heavy California delegation include a woman who lost her home to ...
Tags: Congress, Navy, California, Mexico, White House, America, Sport, Soccer, United States, New York Times, State Department, Usa Today, Times, Donald Trump, Costa Rica, Cal State Fullerton


McCourty twins unlikely to accept WH invite

New England Patriots defensive back Devin McCourty said Monday he won't go to the White House if the Super Bowl champions are invited by President Donald Trump, and teammate and twin brother Jason said he highly doubts he would make the trip.
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White House Memo: Trump Once Said Power Was About Instilling Fear. In That Case, He Should Be Worried.

The president has tried to use fear as the prime motivator both with American allies and Democrats in Congress. It has not worked well for him.
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May to promise Brexit deal that Northern Ireland can support

Prime minister’s speech in Belfast to underscore pledge to avoid hard borderTheresa May will attempt to reassure businesses and Northern Irish politicians by insisting during a visit to Belfast that she can find a way to deliver a Brexit deal MPs can support.The prime minister is due to chair a cabinet meeting on Tuesday morning before departing for a two-day visit to Northern Ireland to underscore her commitment to avoiding a hard border with Ireland. Continue reading...
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We will deliver a Brexit that MPs and Northern Ireland can support, PM to say

May to give speech on trip to Northern Ireland underscoring her commitment to avoiding hard borderTheresa May will insist she can find a way to deliver a Brexit deal that can win the backing of MPs when she visits Belfast in an attempt to reassure businesses and politicians in Northern Ireland she can break the deadlock in Westminster.The prime minister is due to chair a cabinet meeting on Tuesday morning before departing for a two-day visit to Northern Ireland to underscore her commitment to av...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, UK News, Ireland, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Vince Cable, Belfast, Brexit


McCourty twins nix White House visit but mum on retirement

FOXOBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots defensive back Devin McCourty says he’ll skip the traditional Super Bowl champions’ visit to the White House, and teammate and twin brother Jason says he doubts he would make the trip if the team is invited by President Donald Trump. A day after beating the Los Angeles Rams […]
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Vulnerable nuclear waste stockpiles are becoming a"global crisis"

Nuclear waste is quickly becoming one of the world’s biggest problems. Earth’s growing stockpile of radioactive waste is troublesome, because these chemicals remain in their radioactive state for several millennia — and we have yet to come up with a foolproof storage solution. A new study explored facilities that store nuclear waste in seven locations around the world, including the United States, France, Japan, Belgium, Britain, Finland and Sweden. Officials discovered that the majority of nuc...
Tags: Energy, Design, News, Sweden, Environment, Barack Obama, Renewable Energy, United States, Nuclear Waste, Nuclear, Nevada, Greenpeace, Waste, Donald Trump, South Carolina, Yucca Mountain


Tulsi Gabbard jumps into crowded pack of presidential contenders, public hearing today on temporary Honolulu City Council member, Maui council confirms Victorino administrators, $5k rebates for EV charging stations, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Tulsi Gabbard campaign photo Tulsi Gabbard offers progressive platform at campaign kickoff. Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard officially kicked off her presidential campaign Saturday with an ominous message about an increasingly dangerous world in which the United States sits on the “precipice of nuclear war” amid worsening international tensions. Star-Advertiser.Tulsi Gabbard On Running For President: ‘We Must Fight For The Soul Of Our Country’. The U.S. representative from Hawaii held ...
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Here’s how to watch the 2019 State of the Union address online

On February 5, President Donald Trump will deliver the State of the Union address to Congress. It's a big event and every major news station and publication will be covering it. Here's how to watch online. The post Here’s how to watch the 2019 State of the Union address online appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Trump's White House schedule leak crisis has Donald extra edgy

Said former White House aide Cliff Sims on the leak of Trump's personal schedules -- loaded with “executive time,” lmao, which is a euphemism for sitting around watching Fox News: "There are leaks, and then there are leaks. If most are involuntary manslaughter, this was premeditated murder. People inside are genuinely scared." The massive leak of President Trump's private schedules, which Axios published on Super Bowl Sunday in its weekly Axios Sneak Peek newsletter, “set off internal finger-...
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White House: Trump’s SOTU Will Be ‘Unifying.’ History Promises Something Else.

The president who spoke of “American carnage” in his inaugural address likely won't stick to his SOTU themes.
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Acosta calls out White House 'spin'

According to a report from Axios, President Trump has spent around 60% of his scheduled time during working hours as unstructured "executive time." CNN's Jim Acosta reports.
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Trump picks former oil lobbyist David Bernhardt to run U.S. Interior Department

They're just gonna drill everything they can while Trump's in power, aren't they. Donald Trump tweeted on Monday, “David has done a fantastic job from the day he arrived, and we look forward to having his nomination officially confirmed!” David Bernhardt, a former oil industry lobbyist, will be the next head of the U.S. Department of the Interior, assuming Trump has his way. I am pleased to announce that David Bernhardt, Acting Secretary of the Interior, will be nominated as Secretary of t...
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Pentagon Warns ISIS Could Resurge in Syria Within Months

Despite President Donald Trump’s assertions, ISIS is not defeated and could re-emerge without continued military engagement in Syria, according to candid assessments from the Pentagon and the State Department released this week. The U.S. military said “absent sustained pressure,” the Sunni Muslim extremist group would re-emerge in Syria within six to 12 months, according to…
Tags: Isis, News, White House, Uncategorized, Syria, Military, Foreign Policy, Pentagon, State Department, Donald Trump, Sunni Muslim, Pentagon Warns ISIS


Donald Trump will pledge to 'bridge old divisions' in 'bipartisan' State of Union speech

Donald Trump will pledge to “bridge old divisions” and “heal old wounds” in his State of the Union address on Tuesday as he plays up the need for bipartisanship to solve America’s problems.  Speaking in the House of Representatives, which is now controlled by his political opponents the Democrats, the US president is expected to call for congressmen to work across party lines.  Mr Trump will name reducing prescription drugs prices and approving billions of dollars in new government spending on i...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Congress, Mexico, White House, China, US, America, Syria, Afghanistan, Canada, House, House Of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Nicolás Maduro


Trump to name acting Interior secretary to lead department

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he’s nominating a Washington veteran with lobbying ties to U.S. energy companies to lead the Interior Department. David Bernhardt, currently Interior’s acting head, would replace Ryan Zinke if the Senate approves his nomination. Zinke resigned in December amid ethics investigations. Trump tweeted Monday that Bernhardt “has done a […]
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Prez Trump's special guests for his 2019 State of the Union Address suggest he will give significant attention to criminal justice reforms

This new White House release details a baker's dozen list of "the special guests who will join the President and First Lady at the U.S. Capitol when President Donald J. Trump delivers the second State of the Union Address of his presidency."  Here are two names on the list that should be familiar to regular readers of this blog: Matthew Charles Matthew Charles’s life is a story of redemption.  In 1996, he was sentenced to 35 years in prison for selling crack cocaine and other related offenses. ...
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Conway Signals Trump Would Claim Any Structure At Border As Wall Victory

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway told Fox News’ Harris Faulker Monday that “you know he’ll call it a wall,” speaking about President Trump, no matter the specifics of a structure ever put up at the border. “They can call it what they want to,” Conway added about Democrats. Conway seems to be softening the ground for a possible compromise, signaling Trump will claim any structure built on the border as a fulfillment of his wall promise. Watch here: Conway signals that Trump would claim ...
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