Arguing With a Leftist

The writing bug is starting to bite again, so you may see some new content here, including (eventually) a mega-überpost I started back in October of last year, but for now just this little piece.A few days ago someone at Quora tagged me with the question:If both conservatives and liberals love USA, why there are such hostility and lack of trust towards each others?I left an answer, but someone else left this one:As a former Right turned Left, I assure you all there are smart and well educated pe...
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Amazon puts the smile in federal income taxes — by not paying any

How do you book record profits and still pay no federal taxes? The tax wonk who discovered that Amazon has done this two years in a row worries that "the great disruptor" may be starting to destabilize democracy itself.
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Employee being fired fatally shoots 5 co-workers with 'laser-sighted pistol' in Illinois

A 15-year employee being fired from a suburban Chicago manufacturing company opened fire with a laser-sighted pistol on Friday, killing five co-workers and wounding five police officers before he was killed by police, authorities said. Aurora, Illinois, Police Chief Kristen Ziman said 45-year-old Gary Martin "was being terminated" before he started shooting at the Henry Pratt Co. - which makes valves for industrial purposes - in the city about 40 miles west of Chicago. She told a news conference...
Tags: News, White House, Chicago, Illinois, Aurora, Probst, Gary Martin, Sarah Sanders, John Probst, Henry Pratt Co, Kristen Ziman, Ziman, Aurora Illinois Police, Bev Horne Daily Herald

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders questioned by investigators probing Russian election meddling

Robert Mueller‘s team has questioned Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary has confirmed. In a statement to CNN, Ms Sanders, 36, said she had been questioned last year by the special counsel probing Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 election, and possible collusion with the Trump campaign. “The president urged me, like he has everyone in the administration, to fully cooperate with the special counsel,” she said.
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Trump doesn’t let facts get in the way of declaring a national emergency

A U.S. Border Patrol agent listens from the front row as President Donald Trump declares a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border during remarks about border security in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C., Feb. 15, 2019. President Trump’s rambling declaration of a national emergency, the intent of which was to fund a barrier along hundreds of miles on the U.S. border with Mexico, was filled with factual inaccuracies, misleading statements and contradictions. In his Ro...
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Trump's national emergency sparks new GOP divide in Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency to build his long-promised border wall ends one political problem for the White House and its allies on Capitol Hill, but launches another.
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Trump Lawyers May Have Lied About Cohen’s Hush Money To Women: Rep. Cummings

Findings raise questions about to what extent Trump directed "falsehoods" by his personal and White House attorneys.
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U.S. transport official is top candidate to replace Rosenstein: sources

Barr, who previously worked with Rosen at the law firm Kirkland & Ellis, has advocated for Rosen to get the No. 2 top slot at the Justice Department, the sources said, speaking anonymously because the announcement has not been made public. A spokeswoman for the Justice Department declined to comment, while the White House did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Reuters could not immediately learn when Rosenstein would depart his post.
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White House Memo: Trump Follows Familiar Playbook When Confronted by a Loss: Distract and Digress

“So, I’m going to be signing a national emergency,” the president said, almost as an afterthought at the news conference whose purpose was ostensibly to announce that news.
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Save Up to 25 Percent on Weekend Stays in Suburban Maryland With Marriott

You do not have to stay in the District of Columbia to enjoy such sites as the Washington Monument, the Capitol building or the White House; or to visit the Smithsonian Institute or the National Archives. Rather, you can save up to 25 percent off of retail room rates during weekend stays of a minimum of two consecutive nights at your choice of eight different hotel properties in suburban Maryland through Tuesday, April 30, 2019… …but you must... The post Save Up to 25 Percent on Weekend Stays in...
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Jim Acosta Spars With Trump Over National Emergency: ‘I Believe In Facts’

In a clash with CNN's White House correspondent, Trump pointed to "angel moms" at the Rose Garden to support his point.
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Burnett: Sanders has been misleading at best

CNN's Erin Burnett looks at how White House press secretary Sarah Sanders publicly answered questions about special counsel Robert Mueller's probe without disclosing she had been questioned in the investigation.
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Burnett: WH didn't want Sanders interview to happen

CNN's Erin Burnett looks at how White House press secretary Sarah Sanders publicly answered questions about special counsel Robert Mueller's probe without disclosing she had been questioned in the investigation.
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This Week: A Judge Agrees With Mueller That Manafort Lied

An Aug. 2, 2016 meeting in a Manhattan cigar room — at which then-Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort met with a former colleague linked to Russian intelligence, Konstantin Kilimnik, to discuss a peace plan for Ukraine — is key to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, prosecutor Andrew Weissmann told U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson at the hearing last week. A transcript from that hearing also suggests that special counsel Robert Mueller’s office believes Manafort lied in the hope...
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Here’s How Trump’s new Attorney General, William Barr, Controls Who Will See the Mueller Report

The new Attorney General is the most important person in America when it comes to access to the Mueller report.
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White House press secretary says she was interviewed by special counsel - live

Sarah Sanders said of her interview with Mueller’s team: ‘I was happy to voluntarily sit down with them’Sign up for the US morning briefing for a fresh perspective 11.33pm GMT Trump has weighed in on the shooting in Illinois: Great job by law enforcement in Aurora, Illinois. Heartfelt condolences to all of the victims and their families. America is with you! Related: Aurora shooting: alleged gunman apprehended after at least one killed 11.24pm GMT Trump’s announcement of his emergency...
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House Dems: Trump Lawyers Made False Claims About Cohen Hush Money Payments

House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) wrote in a Friday letter that the committee had obtained documents showing that lawyers for President Trump lied to the Office of Government Ethics about Trump’s reimbursements to Michael Cohen for the hush money payments made to two women. The allegation came in a letter from Cummings to the White House counsel’s office demanding that the White House turn over documents related to Trump’s failure to report his payments to Cohen. The W...
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House Democrats to Investigate Trump’s Emergency Declaration

The committee, led by Democrat Jerrold Nadler of New York, asked the White House to make available for a hearing administration staff involved in the decision that redirects about $7 billion in the federal budget to construction of a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.
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'Google, this is bogus as hell' — one of the fathers of the internet blasts Google for how Chromecast behaves on his home network

Internet pioneer Paul Vixie publicly ranted about Google this week after he bought a Chromecast device and tried to stream videos to his TV over his home network. The Chromecast was trying to do something Vixie hadn't allowed any device on his home network to do: blab about his network to an outside entity, in this case, to Google. It led to an ironic situation where the streaming stick was trying to circumvent some of the very internet technologies that Vixie helped to invent.  Of course Vixi...
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Trump Declares National Emergency For Southern Border Wall Funding

President Trump spoke to the press at length outside the White House Friday morning. He talked about his national emergency declaration, trade talks with China and other topics.
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House Dems Open Probe Into Trump Border Move, With Hearing In ‘Coming Days’

Top Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee are opening an “immediate investigation” into President Trump’s move Friday morning to declare a national emergency to fund the construction of a border wall.  In a letter to Trump on Friday afternoon, the Democrats requested that he make available to them individuals involved in the decision — including White House Counsel Pat Cipollone and officials at the Department of Justice — for “a hearing in the coming days.” The Democrats are also seeking...
Tags: News, White House, Dc, Department Of Justice, Trump, Tierney Sneed, House Judiciary Committee, Jerry Nadler, Pat Cipollone

How Trump’s Off-The-Rails Presser Will Play In The Court Fight Over His Border Move

President Trump yet again made life more difficult for the attorneys who defend his policies, by speaking candidly about why he was taking the extraordinary step of issuing an emergency declaration to fund the building of his border wall. Over the course of a nearly hour-long, meandering press conference Friday in the Rose Garden, Trump made a number of comments about his decision that caught the attention of — and outright excited — the lawyers who might be involved in the legal challenges e...
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Court allows Trump's border wall to violate several conservation acts

Donald Trump is moving forward with the construction of his controversial border wall, even if it means sidestepping important environmental laws. A federal judge ruled in favor of Trump’s wall construction along California’s southern border, a project that is expected to violate several conservation acts. The federal court ruled that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has the power to wave environmental laws in the construction of the border wall, including the National Environmental Po...
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1 Dead, 4 Police Wounded In Shooting At Factory In Illinois

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — At least one person was killed and four police officers wounded when a shooter opened fire at an industrial park in Aurora, Illinois, officials said Friday. Kane County Coroner Chris Nelson confirmed one person was killed. City spokesman Clayton Muhammad said four officers were wounded and in stable condition, but did not say if they were shot. Details of the person killed were not released. The gunman was apprehended, officials said, and the Kane County coroner was at the sc...
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Sanders Says Mueller’s Office Interviewed Her in Russia Investigation

“The president urged me, like he has everyone in the administration, to fully cooperate with the special counsel,” Sanders said Friday in an email. CNN reported earlier Friday that Mueller’s team had interviewed Sanders, citing sources it didn’t identify, and said it happened about the same time the special counsel interviewed former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly.
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Trump: Shinzo Abe nominated me for Nobel peace prize

US president claims Japanese president put his name forward after he opened dialogue with North Korea’s Kim Jong-unDonald Trump has said Japan’s prime minister nominated him for the Nobel peace prize for his work to open up a dialogue with North Korea. At a White House event to discuss his proposed border wall, Trump spoke about his upcoming summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Vietnam.The president said early exchanges with Kim were filled with “fire and fury”, but since their first m...
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House Judiciary Committee To Investigate Trump’s National Emergency Declaration

Dems on the committee are giving the White House until next Friday to provide legal documents about the declaration.
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Trump's border wall 'emergency' faces tough legal hurdles

President Donald Trump's declaration of an emergency Friday to build a border wall immediately drew legal challenges that could easily escalate into a landmark test of the balance of power between the White House and Congress. Legal experts said it was "unprecedented" for a president to use his emergency powers to overcome Congress's refusal to fund his wishes, in this case a barrier on the US-Mexican border to keep out illegal immigrants. Hours after the announcement, the Trump administration...
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Trump declares emergency for border wall, House panel launches probe

The Republican president's move to circumvent Congress represented an escalation in his efforts to make good on a 2016 presidential campaign pledge to build a wall to halt the flow into the country of illegal immigrants, who Trump says bring crime and drugs. Hours after Trump's announcement, the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives' Judiciary Committee said it had launched an investigation into the emergency declaration. In a letter to Trump, committee Democrats asked him to make ava...
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