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Adam Schiff vs. the grifter-in-chief

In a different, better world, it might be funny to witness the craven defenders of a congenital liar assail the principled stand of a straight-arrow former federal prosecutor whose entire career has been built on speaking hard truths. But that is not the world we live in. We live in an alternate universe in which a man addicted to lying about everything from his golf handicap to matters of dire international consequence is the current president of the United States. And while the sight of his ev...
Tags: Putin, Opinion, Washington, White House, Russia, Uncategorized, Sport, Intel, Soccer, United States, Moscow, House Intelligence Committee, Abraham Lincoln, Adam Schiff, Mueller, Schiff


A Washington state senator praised the Cambodian government last year. Then it gave him a $500,000 lobbying contract.

Ericksen, R-Ferndale, registered as a foreign agent for the Kingdom of Cambodia in an April 3 filing with the U.S. Justice Department, along with former state Rep. Jay Rodne, R-Snoqualmie.
Tags: News, Washington, Cambodia, Local Politics, Local News, Northwest, U S Justice Department, Nation & World Politics, Ericksen R Ferndale


A Gas Tax Would Turn Trump into President Donald Macron

It was only a few weeks ago that France seemed to be on the verge of total breakdown. The flammable environment of French politics was created by the political disconnect between provincial France and the Parisian elite. French president Emmanuel Macron announced a simple policy adjustment in that environment, and suddenly the country and its cities lit up with explosive protests that shut down the cities.Donald Trump is looking to do the same here in the United States. It won’t generate the sam...
Tags: News, France, White House, America, Syria, Gop, United States, Bill Clinton, Cia, Donald Trump, Chamber of Commerce, Trump, Tucker Carlson, Emmanuel Macron, Dod, Carlson


State Sen. Doug Ericksen gets $500,000 lobbying contract from Cambodian government he praised

Ericksen, R-Ferndale, registered as a foreign agent for the Kingdom of Cambodia in an April 3 filing with the U.S. Justice Department, along with former state Rep. Jay Rodne, R-Snoqualmie.
Tags: News, Cambodia, Local Politics, Local News, Northwest, U S Justice Department, Nation & World Politics, Doug Ericksen, Ericksen R Ferndale


Donald Trump criticised over immigration claim during border wall visit: ‘The system is full’

The US has no more room for immigrants, according to Donald Trump, who made the statement during a tour of the US-Mexico border on Friday evening. Mr Trump visited a section of fencing in Calexico, California, using the opportunity to reinforce immigration as a campaign issue.He warned Mexico of economic sanctions and even threatened to close the border if the country did not do more to stop migrants crossing into the USA.“The system is full. We can’t take you anymore. Wether it’s asylum, whethe...
Tags: Usa, News, Mexico, White House, US, America, Barack Obama, Cnn, United States, Homeland Security, Donald Trump, Trump, Calexico California, Mr Trump, Adam Best, Kirstjen Nielsen


US says ‘significant work remains’ in trade talks with China

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says “significant work remains” in trade talks with China, and officials from both nations will be in continuous contact to resolve outstanding issues. The White House issued the statement Friday after three days of talks in Washington. United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Secretary of […]
Tags: Business, News, Washington, White House, China, US, Ap, Nation, Sarah Sanders, Robert Lighthizer, Washington United States Trade


WATCH: Adult baby diaper Trump balloon flies over Donald's US-Mexico border visit

The “Baby Trump Balloon” was flown by activists to protest President Trump's proposed border wall, during the President's visit to the US-Mexico border to make the case for more racist policies against brown people. Video: “Giant inflatable balloon depicting President Trump as a diaper-clad baby flew at the border wall where Trump is scheduled to visit Friday.” Activists opposing President Trump's proposed border wall flew a giant inflatable balloon depicting Trump as a diaper-clad ba...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Funny, US, Stunts, Pranks, Donald Trump, Trump, Donald, Picks, Reuters Top News, Baby Trump, Baby Trump Balloon


Here’s how much traffic crosses the U.S.-Mexico border

Ports of entry President Donald Trump has threatened to shut down the U.S. border with Mexico. Today we look at the yearly movement of vehicles and people between the two nations. According to the U.S. government, the San Ysidro port of entry is the busiest land border crossing in the Western Hemisphere. It’s one of three ports of entry near San Diego area. The checkpoint processes an average of 70,000 northbound vehicle passengers and 20,000 northbound pedestrians daily. The map shows pedestria...
Tags: Business, Politics, News, Mexico, Uncategorized, California News, Infographic, Bloomberg, Sport, World news, Soccer, San Diego, Local News, Donald Trump, Western Hemisphere, Nogales


Trump Will Keynote NRA Leadership Forum at Indy Convention

President Donald Trump will once again headline the NRA convention, scheduled in Indianapolis April 26-28. He will keynote the Friday Leadership Forum. (Dave Workman) U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- For the fifth year in a row, Donald Trump will be appearing at the National Rifle Association’s Leadership Forum during the organization’s 148th annual meetings and exhibits at the Indiana Convention Center – Lucas Oil Stadium, in Indianapolis on April 26, NRA has announced. NRA made the announcement Fri...
Tags: Guns, Supreme Court, California, White House, New York City, Court, San Francisco, Indianapolis, Alaska, Hawaii, Arizona, Fox News, Usa Today, Donald Trump, Trump, Nra


California is not a nation-state, despite its pretensions

SACRAMENTO – My local publicly run electric utility district is represented by an elected board of directors, none of whose names I know or care to know. The lights always go on and the monthly bill never is awful. Is the district run as efficiently as possibly? That’s doubtful, but who cares? Economists call this “rational ignorance.” It’s simply not worth the time and effort to learn much more about it given the limited payback such knowledge would yield. That’s my view toward the waste-dispos...
Tags: California, Opinion, White House, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, El Salvador, District Of Columbia, South Carolina, Gavin Newsom, Trump, San Francisco Chronicle, Joe Garofoli, Newsom, Xavier Becerra, Steven Greenhut


Emails Show DHS Official Katie Gorka Suggested Anti-Fascists Are ‘The Actual Threats’

A senior Trump political appointee at the Department of Homeland Security suggested in 2017 that the real threat to the United States’ national security is the growing danger posed by anti-fascists. In a July 2017 email obtained by HuffPost, DHS senior policy adviser Katharine Gorka justified her successful push to revoke a $400,000 grant to Life After Hate, a group founded by former extremists that works to guide people out of the white nationalist movement. Asked by then-Secretary of Homela...
Tags: News, White House, Dhs, United States, Fox News, Department Of Homeland Security, John Kelly, Trump, Allegra Kirkland, HuffPost, Sebastian Gorka, Gorka, Katharine Gorka, Muckraker, Katie Gorka, HuffPost DHS


Trump’s West Coast visit to include dinner at his Rancho Palos Verdes golf course

President Donald Trump is expected to have dinner at his Rancho Palos Verdes golf course Friday, April 5, during a visit to the West Coast that includes a stop at the border and a Beverly Hills fundraiser. The event at Trump National Golf Club Los Angeles will reportedly include his son Eric Trump along with City Council members, dozens of friends and supporters, according to the Washington Post. Residents living near the golf course received several hints in recent days that a Presidential visi...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, Washington Post, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, New Jersey, Beverly Hills, City Council, West Coast, Air Force, Local News, Donald Trump, Trump, Rnc


Trump calls on Federal Reserve to cut interest rates

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is calling on the Federal Reserve to begin cutting interest rates, saying the economy will take off like a “rocketship” if the Fed begins loosening policy. Trump, speaking with reporters on the South Lawn of the White House, says that he believes the central bank “really slowed us down” […]
Tags: Business, News, Washington, White House, Ap, Nation, Federal Reserve, Donald Trump, Trump, Fed, South Lawn


Voice of the Mirror: Theresa May alienated Corbyn and the Right, now she's stuck

With no agreement on the horizon it looks increasingly likely that the UK will remain in the European Union for some time yet [Author: Voice of the Mirror]
Tags: Politics, UK, European Union, Theresa May, Corbyn, Voice of the Mirror


Trump hires new lawyer who says not to hand over tax returns as Democrats demand

Beleaguered Donald Trump has hired a new lawyer, who has apparently told old Donnie he shouldn't give over his tax returns to Dems. “The Tax Code zealously guards taxpayer privacy,” the new Trump attorney William S. Consovoy says in his letter. “It would be a gross abuse of power for the majority party to use tax returns as a weapon to attack, harass, and intimidate their political opponents.” So, DARVO, as usual. Deny (and delay!), attack, reverse victim and offender. From Josh Dawsey and J...
Tags: Post, Politics, Taxes, News, Washington, Senate, White House, House, Treasury, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Irs, Trump, Internal Revenue Service, Treasury Department, WaPo


Trump to have dinner at his Rancho Palos Verdes golf club

President Donald Trump is having dinner Friday, April 5, 2019, at his Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes during a trip to California to see progress on a border wall and attend a Beverly Hills fundraiser. (File photo by Brad Graverson/Daily Breeze) By David A. Fahrenthold and Jonathan O’Connell President Trump plans to have dinner at his for-profit golf course in Rancho Palos Verdes Friday night, with his son Eric Trump, the city council and dozens of friends and supporters, acco...
Tags: Post, Florida, Politics, Hollywood, News, California, Mexico, La, White House, Virginia, US, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Beverly Hills, West Coast


Trump dinner comes at a pivotal time for Rancho Palos Verdes golf club

President Donald Trump is having dinner Friday, April 5, 2019, at his Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes during a trip to California to see progress on a border wall and attend a Beverly Hills fundraiser. (File photo by Brad Graverson/Daily Breeze) By David A. Fahrenthold and Jonathan O’Connell President Trump plans to have dinner at his for-profit golf course in Rancho Palos Verdes Friday night, with his son Eric Trump, the city council and dozens of friends and supporters, acco...
Tags: Post, Florida, Politics, Hollywood, News, California, Mexico, La, White House, Virginia, US, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Beverly Hills, West Coast


Michael Cohen says Trump used 'code' language to coach him to lie to Congress

Public letter recaps testimony to Trump-Russia investigations detailing president’s alleged attempts to conceal links with RussiaMichael Cohen testifies before the House oversight committee on 27 February 2019. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesDonald Trump used “code” language to coach his former top aide, Michael Cohen, on how to lie to Congress about Trump projects in Moscow, Cohen told lawmakers in a public letter on Friday.The letter recapped testimony Cohen had made to the special c...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington Post, White House, Russia, US, Hillary Clinton, House, Moscow, Kremlin, Trump, Cohen, Michael Cohen, Trump Tower, Mueller, Barr


A look at the state of the wall on the US-Mexico border as Trump makes a visit

By ASTRID GALVAN PHOENIX — The White House has touted a two-mile stretch of fencing President Donald Trump is visiting Friday as the first section of his proposed border wall to be built. In reality, the newly fortified structure commemorated with a plaque bearing his name and those of top immigration and homeland security officials was a long-planned replacement for an old barrier. It is one of a handful of projects that total $1 billion to replace existing barriers and build new ones across th...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Mexico, White House, US, California News, Barack Obama, Sport, Soccer, United States, House, San Diego, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security


3rd federal judge blocks citizenship question on 2020 census

Federal judges in New York and California had previously barred the Trump administration from adding a citizenship question to the census for the first time since 1950. The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments on one of those cases on April 23.
Tags: New York, News, California, Nation, Trump, U S Supreme Court, Nation & World Politics


Federal gas tax increase gaining support, but political potholes remain

Driving vacations are much more enjoyable when gasoline is cheap and the person behind the wheel isn't as amped up as this guy! The surest sign that summer is on the way is not temperature changes, but increasing gasoline prices. Oil companies traditionally take advantage of the seasonal shift, as families here in Texas and elsewhere across the country load up their cars — and fill up the gas tanks — to hit the road. Not too long ago, I topped off my tank with regular at $1.89 per gallon. T...
Tags: Texas, Taxes, Congress, Washington, White House, America, Tesla, House, Ohio, Capitol Hill, Trump, Austin Texas, Congressional Research Service, Donald J Trump, Uncle Sam, U S Chamber of Commerce


President Trump Warns of ‘Actual Emergency’ During Border Visit

Trump says the administration is making progress in building a border wall
Tags: News, White House, Immigration, Uncategorized, Trump, Onetime


Why Telling Our Own Story Is So Powerful for Black Americans

As we come to the end of Black History Month, I am reminded of all the strong narratives that have come out of the black American experience. Storytelling is our roots and wings. No matter who you are or where you come from, the human spirit wants—no, needs—to be validated. While story means so much in every culture and ethnicity, I know that black folk, no matter how they got here, are planted in story and shared lived experience. It’s the way we witness. The late Virginia Hamilton, the autho...
Tags: John Lewis, New York, Parenting, Africa, America, Barack Obama, Georgia, New Orleans, Oklahoma, Oakland, Toni Morrison, Martin Luther King Jr, South, Kamala Harris, Charleston, Morrison


Donald Trump nominee David Malpass wins job to run World Bank

World Bank directors selected White House nominee David Malpass on Friday to run the institution after an uncontested race, giving the job to a former Trump campaign adviser and Treasury official who has at times spoken critically... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, White House, Treasury, World Bank, Donald Trump, Trump, David Malpass


Trump visit is closing these LA and Beverly Hills streets

LOS ANGELES — As is customary with presidential visits, motorists in the West Los Angeles and Beverly Hills areas can anticipate traffic congestion Friday as President Donald Trump attends a campaign fundraiser. While not providing specifics about Trump’s travel plans, Los Angeles and Beverly Hills police warned motorists to expect delays in select areas. Related links President Trump visiting border wall, will attend Beverly Hills fundraiser A look at the state of the wall on the US-Mexic...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, Mexico, La, US, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United States, Beverly Hills, Las Vegas, Local News, Donald Trump, Metro


Anthony Scaramucci Says Trump Lies ‘Because He Thinks It’s Fun’

The former White House communications director argued that the president's base loves it.
Tags: News, White House, Anthony Scaramucci Says Trump


Brian Reade: Meet the Commons nonentities creating a new low in politics

When this sad chapter is looked back on, it will be the previously unheard of characters who stuck their ugly heads above the parapet we’ll most remember [Author: Brian Reade]
Tags: Politics, Brian Reade


Trump pulls his ICE choice

The White House on Thursday evening informed Congress it was withdrawing its nomination of Ron Vitiello to lead Immigration and Customs Enforcement, according to a letter obtained by CNN.
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Stories, Trump, Customs Enforcement, Ron Vitiello


Brexit: Labour accuses government of failure to compromise in talks - as it happened

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including reaction to May’s letter to Tusk asking for an article 50 extension until 30 JuneFull story: Labour claims May unable to compromise as talks stallFrance, Spain and Belgium ‘ready for no deal next week’Q&A: Will May have to accept longer delay?May’s letter to Tusk - Summary and analysis 7.23pm BST That’s all from us for the evening (barring any further late developments, of course). Here’s a quick summary of that l...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Wales, France, Spain, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, Netherlands, Belgium, Byelections, Jeremy Hunt


Hopes of Brexit progress fade as Labour says May has failed to compromise

Opposition criticises PM after talks, while risk of EU taking tough line on extension risesTheresa May’s prospects of cobbling together a cross-party majority to convince EU leaders to grant a short Brexit delay next week appear to be slipping away after Labour claimed she had failed to offer “real change or compromise” in talks.The prime minister made a dramatic pledge to open the door to talks with Labour on Tuesday after a marathon cabinet meeting. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, European Union, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, Keir Starmer, Article 50, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn



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