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Trump Is in ‘Very Good Health’ Following His Annual Physical, His Doctor Says

The White House physician made a long-term prognosis about President Trump’s health without issuing a detailed final report about what a team of specialists treating him found.
Tags: News, White House, Colonoscopy, Cholesterol, Doctors, Jackson, Weight, Walter, Trump, Reed, Sean, Conley, Bornstein, Diet And Nutrition, United States Politics and Government, Donald J


Likely Deal Would Give Trump Fraction of Desired Wall Money

One White House aide said President Trump was expected to back whatever compromise emerges and acknowledged there is no will among congressional Republicans for another shutdown.
Tags: News, White House, Government Shutdown, Trump, Border Wall, President Donald Trump


Trump, not especially vigilant on diet, declared 'in very good health'

President Donald Trump was declared "in very good health" by the White House physician on Friday after four hours of examinations in what amounted to a test of whether his doctor's order that he follow a healthier diet has paid dividends. Specific details on Trump's weight, cholesterol levels and blood pressure were not released in a statement from White House physician Sean Conley after Conley and 11 specialists put the 72-year-old president through a battery of medical tests. "While the repo...
Tags: Science, White House, United States, Donald Trump, Trump, Conley, Sean Conley


The Court-Packing Threat to the Second Amendment

The Roberts Court, November 30, 2018. Seated, from left to right: Justices Stephen G. Breyer and Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., and Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Samuel A. Alito. Standing, from left to right: Justices Neil M. Gorsuch, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, and Brett M. Kavanaugh. Photograph by Fred Schilling, Supreme Court Curator's Office. Washington, D.C. – -(AmmoLand.com)- You might think that with the confirmation of two pro-Second Amendment justices under...
Tags: Florida, Guns, Supreme Court, Congress, Senate, White House, Time, Elizabeth Warren, Reagan, House, Andrew Cuomo, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Kamala Harris, Trump, Nra


Fast-food fan Trump in 'very good health'

President Donald Trump, who delights in confounding health experts with his junk food cravings and disinclination to exercise, is "in very good health," his doctor declared Friday following an annual medical checkup. "I am happy to announce the president of the United States is in very good health and I anticipate he will remain so for the duration of his presidency, and beyond," chief physician Sean Conley said in a memorandum released by the White House. The Marine One helicopter returned th...
Tags: News, Washington, White House, United States, Donald Trump, Bethesda, Trump, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Sean Conley


Red Sox CF: I wouldn't go to White House even 'if Hillary (Clinton) was in office'

Jackie Bradley Jr. said decision to skip Red Sox's White House celebration isn't political and he wouldn't go even if Hillary Clinton were president.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Amy Klobuchar legendarily abusive to staff

Amy Klobuchar, touted as yet another Democrat 2020 presidential hopeful, sounds like the Gordon Ramsay of politics: notoriously short and abusive with congressional staff, sending allcaps emails in the dead of night and generally heaping wrath upon them. That anger regularly left employees in tears, four former staffers said. She yelled, threw papers, and sometimes even hurled objects; one aide was accidentally hit with a flying binder, according to someone who saw it happen, though the staffer ...
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Acting attorney general falsely claims 'no family separation policy' under Trump - live

Matthew Whitaker also confirmed the justice department was not tracking children separated from their parents Sign up for the US morning briefing for a fresh perspective 11.44pm GMT The floodgates have opened on calls for Virginia lieutenant governor Justin Fairfax to step down. So far we’ve heard from three Democratic senators who also happen to be running for president, Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand and Elizabeth Warren. The multiple detailed allegations against the Lt. Gov. of Virginia ...
Tags: Republicans, White House, Virginia, Elizabeth Warren, US, US news, Democrats, US politics, House Of Representatives, US Congress, Donald Trump, Walter Reed, Trump, Fairfax, Conley, Matthew Whitaker


North Dakota State gets White House invitation from President Trump

North Dakota State has won seven of the last eight FCS Championships.
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New Jersey’s Booker Offers Obama Echoes in Iowa Campaign Debut

At three events in the state Friday, Booker at times echoed former President Barack Obama’s campaign style and frequent references to civil rights leaders. New Jersey’s first black senator has long been compared to Obama, who arrived in the Senate from Illinois in 2005 to immediate buzz about White House ambitions.
Tags: News, Obama, Senate, White House, Barack Obama, Iowa, New Jersey, Illinois, Booker Offers Obama Echoes


Cory Booker Hits Rural Iowa as He Starts White House Campaign

At three events in the state Friday, Booker at times echoed former President Barack Obama’s campaign style and frequent references to civil rights leaders. New Jersey’s first black senator has long been compared to Obama, who arrived in the Senate from Illinois in 2005 to immediate buzz about White House ambitions.
Tags: News, Obama, Senate, White House, Barack Obama, Iowa, New Jersey, Illinois, Cory Booker, Starts White House


Let’s talk: White House throws bipartisan Camp David retreat

WASHINGTON (AP) — Can the presidential retreat that produced the landmark Camp David Mideast peace accord do anything to help bridge the divides in polarized Washington? White House Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney isn’t setting any lofty goals, but he’s invited a bipartisan mix of legislators to the rustic Maryland campus for an informal […]
Tags: News, Maryland, Washington, White House, Ap, Nation, Camp David, Mick Mulvaney, Camp David Mideast


Ivanka Trump says dad did not help with security clearance

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ivanka Trump says her father, President Donald Trump, did not play a role in granting security clearances to her or to her husband, Jared Kushner. Ivanka Trump — a senior White House adviser — discussed the process during an interview on ABC’s “The View” Friday. She says “the president had no involvement […]
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This Week: Trump Inaugural Committee Subpoenaed, Redo For House Russia Probe

The most intriguing current investigation involving President Trump grows out of the Michael Cohen probe (which itself grew out of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe). That’s the U.S. Manhattan Attorney’s office investigation into Trump’s 2017 inaugural committee, which was hit this week with a wide-ranging subpoena for documents related to donors, event attendees, vendors, contracts and more. Federal prosecutors are investigating possible illegal foreign donations, false statements to th...
Tags: New York, News, Instagram, White House, Russia, Cnn, Fbi, Gop, South Dakota, House, Moscow, Manhattan, James Comey, Trump, Democratic, Allegra Kirkland


Trump May Ignore Deadline on Khashoggi Murder Report to Congress

The official said in an emailed statement that Trump maintains his discretion to decline to act on congressional committee requests when he feels it’s appropriate. The official said the White House would continue to consult with Congress on the murder of Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist.
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Nadler Says He Needs More Answers From Whitaker And May Issue Subpoena

At the end of the House Judiciary Committee’s hearing with acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker on Friday, Chair Jerry Nadler (D-NY) said that he was not satisfied with Whitaker’s responses to certain questions and that he will use a subpoena to obtain those answers if necessary. “You owe us responses on a number of issues raised here today. Responses we intend to secure,” Nadler said. “I ask the Department [of Justice] to work with the committee to provide them. As part of that work I fu...
Tags: News, Justice, White House, Justice Department, Caitlin Macneal, Whitaker, House Judiciary Committee, Mueller, Matthew Whitaker, Nadler, Jerry Nadler D NY, Muckraker


Jeff Bezos' security team thinks a 'government entity' may have accessed the Amazon CEO's texts, Washington Post reporter says

Jeff Bezos and his private investigators are floating the theory that a "government entity" may have accessed the Amazon CEO's personal texts, Washington Post reporter Manuel Roig-Franzia said Thursday night on MSNBC. The comments were made hours after Bezos penned a viral Medium blog post accusing the National Enquirer's publisher of "extortion and blackmail" by threatening to release his nude photos unless he agreed to their terms. The National Enquirer previously published an exposé on Bez...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Kim Kardashian, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, White House, US, Trends, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Trump, Bezos, Becker, Roger Stone


Saudis insist crown prince had no role in Khashoggi killing

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior Saudi official is insisting the kingdom’s crown prince had no role in the death of a Washington Post columnist as he seeks to end efforts in Congress to impose sanctions on the country. Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir (AD’-duhl ahl-joo-BEHR’) says the kingdom is trying suspects in […]
Tags: News, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Ap, World, Nation, Adel al Jubeir, Behr, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, Khashoggi


Loss of local newspapers is making America more politically polarized

As of 2016 there are roughly 1,300 daily newspapers in the United States.Only 45 percent of counties in the United States contain a daily newspaper headquarters. National news is influencing local politics and make citizens vote blindly along party lines.An encroaching erosion of local community has been a subtle force in the past century. Local politics has been hit the hardest. That feeling of polarized politics at every turn might just be because of the loss of local newspapers and communit...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Media, Congress, Government, Time, America, United States, Innovation, Local News


National Enquirer publisher denies breaking law in Jeff Bezos 'blackmail photos' row

The owner of the National Enquirer on Friday said it would investigate claims by Jeff Bezos that the tabloid had attempted to blackmail the billionaire by threatening to release sexually explicit photographs. American Media Inc (AMI) said it believed it had “acted lawfully” after Mr Bezos published emails appearing to show the tabloid asking him to retract suggestions that political motives drove their decision to reveal his extramarital affair, in return for not publishing the images. The email...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Hollywood, News, Washington Post, White House, US, Ap, Fox, Associated Press, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Donald Trump, Trump, Bloomberg News, Bezos


John Dean: Rookie mistake at hearing

Former Nixon White House counsel John Dean criticized Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker as being in over his head while giving testimony during a House Judicial Committee oversight hearing.
Tags: News, White House, Stories, Nixon, Matthew Whitaker, John Dean, House Judicial Committee


How FDR’s New Deal Laid the Groundwork for the Green New Deal—in Good Ways and Bad

The Green New Deal, championed by politicians like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, is in some ways a product of the programs that inspired its name
Tags: Politics, News, Environment, Uncategorized, Fdr, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez


New Evidence Emerges Of Possible Wrongdoing By Trump Inaugural Cmte.

The Trump inaugural appears to have overpaid for space at Trump’s Washington hotel, a possible violation of the law. Federal prosecutors are probing the festivities. Federal prosecutors in New York are circling Donald Trump’s inaugural committee as part of a wide-ranging investigation into possible money laundering, illegal contributions and cash-for-access schemes. Now, WNYC and ProPublica have identified evidence of potential tax law violations by the committee. A spokesman confirmed that ...
Tags: New York, Texas, News, Abc, Washington, White House, Barack Obama, New York Times, Donald Trump, Gates, Irs, Colony, Trump, Melania Trump, Internal Revenue Service, Trump International Hotel


Prosecutors Looking at Whether Bezos’ Enquirer Claims Affect Non-Prosecution Agreement

WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors are looking at whether Jeff Bezos’s claims that he was blackmailed by the National Enquirer may have violated a non-prosecution agreement that the U.S. Attorney reached with Enquirer-parent AMI last year, the Associated Press reported. AMI avoided being held liable for its role in arranging $150,000 in hush-money payments to Karen […]
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, Karen, Associated Press, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Bezos, AMI, Enquirer


Maybe Amazon HQ2 won't happen in New York after all?

As New York lawmakers including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) continue to oppose Amazon.com's plans to establish a second headquarters there, Amazon execs have been internally talking about ways to reassess the situation, and explore alternatives for 'HQ2.' “Amazon is thinking of pulling out of New York HQ2 deal because of strong opposition from local politicians,” writes Robert McCartney of the Washington Post on his scoop today. “Northern Virginia could get some or all of the jobs s...
Tags: Amazon, Post, Business, Politics, New York, Technology, News, Washington Post, Senate, Virginia, Tech, US news, Queens, Bill De Blasio, Nashville, Jeff Bezos


Board Question #91977: Soooo... the ongoing shutdown. Trump's fault? Pelosi's fault? Or does ...

Q: Dear 100 Hour Board,Soooo... the ongoing shutdown. Trump's fault? Pelosi's fault? Or does it take two to tango?However unlikely your solution is, what do you want to see happen to resolve this conflict?-FrustratedPS - If anyone wants to rant about how ridiculous it is that our government is structured in such a way that it can indefinitely refuse paychecks to hundreds of thousands of workers who can't quit for fear of losing pensions they've spent their whole lives earning, here's your chance...
Tags: Usa, Obama, Congress, Senate, White House, Department Of Defense, Netflix, United States, House, House Of Representatives, Jimmy Carter, Fox News, Tsa, Nancy Pelosi, Republican Party, Department Of Homeland Security


Board Question #91971: The writers in 2012 weren't too keen on answering Board ...

Q: Dear 100 Hour Board,The writers in 2012 weren't too keen on answering Board Question #68368, citing it was tedious and there was no known reason. Looking at the dates, there was a reason: something big happened within a day or two of the date listed (New York Times, September 10th 2001 tipped me off). I won't repeat the question, but what might be the big events that this reader was subtly referencing? (and for bonus points, something that did happen on that unsuspecting overlooked day in his...
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Whitaker Reveals California US Attorney Sat In On Mueller Probe Briefing

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker revealed on Friday that the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of California, Greg Scott, sat in on a briefing Whitaker received on special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe. It’s unclear why or in what capacity Scott sat in on the briefing. It’s also not clear the circumstances of the briefing. Whitaker said that he does not recall discussing the briefing with any other individuals and said that members of his team are generally instructed not to sha...
Tags: News, White House, Caitlin Macneal, Scott, Whitaker, House Judiciary Committee, Mueller, Greg Scott, Matthew Whitaker, California US, Eastern District of California, Robert Mueller, David Cicilline D RI, Muckraker


Whitaker Denies Trump Lashed Out At Him About DOJ Probe

Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker denied reports that President Trump lashed out at him about the Michael Cohen case, in which the Trump was alluded to as “individual 1.” Whitaker at first attempted to dodge answering the question directly, pointing instead to Trump’s tweet denying the report. With more pressing from Rep.  David Cicilline (D-RI), Whitaker denied that the President lashed out at him about Cohen’s guilty plea, denied that anyone lashed out at him on Trump’s behalf, and deni...
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Matt Whitaker Avoids Subpoena Fight Then Dodges Key Questions From Dems

With Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) stepping back from his subpoena threats, acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker was able to avoid answering a number of key questions posed by Democrats at a committee hearing Friday. The hearing had shaped up as potentially the first major confrontation between the new Democratic House majority and the Trump administration. At stake were the power of Congress to conduct oversight versus the president’s power to invoke executive privilege. More parti...
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