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Man who set self on fire outside White House not believed to be threat to President

A man who set himself on fire in front of the White House on Friday afternoon was determined not to be a threat to President Donald Trump, the Secret Service said.
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Trump says could send migrants to 'sanctuary cities'

US President Donald Trump said Friday he is seriously considering funneling detained illegal migrants into the self-declared sanctuary cities that oppose his tough immigration policies. Trump's announcement on Twitter reversed a previous White House assurance that the idea -- criticized as political retribution against cities led by opposition Democrats -- had been dropped. "Due to the fact that Democrats are unwilling to change our very dangerous immigration laws, we are indeed, as reported, ...
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Candidates for LA City Council will discuss issues affecting the northwestern San Fernando Valley

Candidates for Los Angeles City Council District 12 will hold a forum Sunday, April 14, ahead of a June special election to fill the west San Fernando Valley seat left by Mitch Englander. Leaders are expected to address a wide range of issues, including immigration, criminal justice reform, affordable housing and environmental health in a discussion hosted by Food & Water Watch, the League of Women Voters and Ground Game Los Angeles. RELATED STORY: 3 years after the Aliso Canyon gas leak, why ar...
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Democrats condemn Trump plan to send migrants to sanctuary cities as 'cruelty'

President also criticized over reports he urged CBP chief to close Mexico border, offering a pardon if he broke the lawDemocrats have accused Donald Trump’s administration of “cruelty” and using people as political pawns in the wake of reports that presidential aides considered a plan to release migrants in sanctuary cities.At least twice in the past six months, the White House weighed a plan to pressure US immigration authorities to release people detained at the border in these cities, which l...
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Facebook is appointing Peggy Alford to be the first African-American woman on its board, as Netflix CEO Reed Hastings prepares to leave (AAPL, NFLX)

There are significant changes afoot on Facebook's board. The company is nominating PayPal exec Peggy Alford for election to the board, and she will be the first African-American woman to serve as a director at Facebook. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and former White House official Erskine Bowles are leaving. Facebook is shaking up its board of directors — nominating PayPal executive Peggy Alford, and preparing to part ways with the Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and former White House chief of staff E...
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Secret Service: man lit jacket on fire outside White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Secret Service says that a man operating a wheelchair scooter lit his outer jacket on fire while sitting along Pennsylvania Avenue outside the White House. The Secret Service says the event happened at about 3:15 p.m. Officers immediately responded, extinguished the fire and gave him first aid. The White House […]
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Power In The White House Is Growing With Acting Agency And Cabinet Department Heads

With so many acting cabinet secretaries who do not need Senate confirmation many Republican Senators are concerned the Trump administration is weakening their advice and consent Constitutional role.
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World Criminal Court Rejects Probe Into U.S. Actions In Afghanistan

The judges at the International Criminal Court said that the probe would be "inevitably doomed to failure." It's a victory for the White House, which has spoken out against an investigation. (Image credit: Mike Corder/AP)
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Man sets jacket on fire outside White House, Secret Service says

The Secret Service closed Pennsylvania Avenue to pedestrians in front of the White House, and shut down a nearby street to vehicular traffic.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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The Concourse Michael Avenatti Did Everything Wrong | Splinter The Big Boys of Cable News Are Fighti

The Concourse  | Splinter The Big Boys of Cable News Are Fighting!!! | The Root Wisconsin Teacher Reportedly Asks 7th Graders to Create ‘Slave Games’ | The Slot Ivanka Trump Is Confident She’ll Be Just Fine When She Leaves the White House | News  Read more...
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Federal judge rebukes Trump attacks on courts, compares to segregationist era

A federal district court judge, nominated by President Barack Obama in 2010, launched a broad unprecedented swipe Wednesday against President Donald Trump, accusing him of launching an "assault on our judiciary."
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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings Is Leaving Facebook’s Board

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings is leaving Facebook’s board of directors, the social media giant announced Friday afternoon. Hastings, who had been on Facebook’s board since 2011, will not run for re-election at the company’s annual shareholder meeting, which is scheduled for May 30. Former White House chief of staff Erskine B. Bowles will also be […]
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Trump reportedly promised to pardon CBP head if he violated immigration law – live

President told Kevin McAleenan he would pardon him if he were jailed for illegally blocking asylum seekers from entering the US, CNN reportsAssange’s charges are a direct assault on press freedom, experts warn Sign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 9.36pm BST Stephen Moore, Donald Trump’s pick for the federal reserve board, has a history of self-described “radical” views, according to speeches and radio interviews reviewed by CNN. “I’m not even a big believer in democracy,” he...
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White House told by lawyers in February that proposal to drop migrants in sanctuary cities had legal issues

Though President Donald Trump on Friday publicly revealed his proposal to transport and release undocumented immigrants into sanctuary cities, the White House received legal guidance months ago that such a policy would run afoul of the law, open the administration to lawsuits, and ultimately undermine the President's desire to deport undocumented immigrants.
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WH told by lawyers in February that proposal to drop migrants in sanctuary cities had legal issues

Though President Donald Trump on Friday publicly revealed his proposal to transport and release undocumented immigrants into sanctuary cities, the White House received legal guidance months ago that such a policy would run afoul of the law, open the administration to lawsuits, and ultimately undermine the President's desire to deport undocumented immigrants.
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Kushner registered as a Republican just ahead of 2018 midterms

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner registered as a Republican ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, New York state voter registration records obtained by CNN show.
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Donald Trump says America must win race to build 5G

President Donald Trump says the race to build 5G is one America must win.Trump said Friday at the White House that building high-speed networks across the United States will transform the way Americans work, learn, communicate and... [Author: [email protected]]
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The Real Reason America Has Never Had A Female President

Welcome to Hindsight 2020, Refinery29's weekly column reflecting on the women running for president and the lessons learned (or not!) from 2016.When you have conversations with people, few will admit that they think a woman president is a bad idea, in theory. In fact, many will enthusiastically say "it's time" for a woman in the White House. According to a recent study, 52% of Americans, including 60% of women and 45% of men, say they would feel "very comfortable" having a female president. A 2...
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Ex-Obama WH Counsel Greg Craig Pleads Not Guilty

Former Obama White House counsel Greg Craig has pleaded not guilty to charges of making false statements and concealing information in a federal foreign lobbying investigation spun off from the Russia probe. Craig entered the plea Friday in federal court in Washington a day after he was accused of hiding the details of his work for the Ukrainian government from the Justice Department. The 74-year-old denies the charges and says the prosecution against him is “unprecedented and unjustified.” T...
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Trump Says U.S. ‘Must Win’ Race to Develop 5G Infrastructure

“The race to 5G is a race that America must win,” Trump said Friday at the White House. The Federal Communications Commission plans to auction the broadest set of airwaves yet to speed the nation’s adoption of super-fast 5G wireless communications, as well as devoting more than $20 billion to improving mobile connections in rural areas.
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You Can’t Fix Stupid When it Comes to Gun Banners Like Moms Demand Action

Opinion You Can't Fix Stupid When it Comes to Gun Banners Like Moms Demand Action USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- “Our teachers are trained to be educators, not law enforcement, and increasing the number of teachers carrying guns in our schools will not make our kids safer.” This was the statement made by an unnamed representative of an Oklahoma chapter of Mom's Demand Action (what a stupid name that is, when you think about it) in response to Oklahoma House Bill 2336 which would allow teachers with ...
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Report: Man Tried To Light Himself On Fire Outside White House

Fox News is reporting that the Secret Service waylaid a man who tried to set himself on fire outside of the White House. Agents are reportedly now looking to see if the man left behind any suspicious packages. Per Fox News, the Secret Service has arrested the man rather than taking him to the hospital, indicating that any injuries are minor. The man was reportedly “no threat to the President.” Man arrested outside White House after attempting to light himself on fire pic.twitter.com/qbMdWSoQ...
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Trump, FCC unveil plan to accelerate 5G rollout

In a press conference today in the White House’s Roosevelt Room, the president laid out a number of initiatives focused on helping accelerate the U.S. role in the 5G race. “This is, to me, the future,” Trump said, opening the press conference flanked by Ajit Pai, Ivanka Trump and a room full of communications representatives in cowboy and hard hats. “It’s all about 5G now,” Trump told the audience. “We were 4G and everyone was saying we had to get 4G, and then they said before that, ‘we have ...
Tags: Mobile, Fcc, White House, America, Tech, Policy, United States, 5g, Pai, Trump, Ajit Pai, Trump FCC, Ajit Pai Ivanka Trump


Brian Reade: My Brexit bible for surviving another six months of hell

We need to impose some conditions on ourselves to stop the worst excesses of Brexit driving millions of us into depression or beyond [Author: Brian Reade]
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Judge compares Trump to 'Klan's lawyers'

A sitting federal judge, nominated by President Barack Obama in 2010, launched a broad, unprecedented swipe against President Donald Trump, accusing him of launching an assault on our judiciary. CNN's Ariane de Vogue has the details.
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Federal judge delivers unprecedented swipe against Trump

A sitting federal judge, nominated by President Barack Obama in 2010, launched a broad, unprecedented swipe against President Donald Trump, accusing him of launching an assault on our judiciary. CNN's Ariane de Vogue has the details.
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Opinion: The vicious White House sanctuary city revenge plan is too awful to gloss over

The story broke in the Washington Post after 8 p.m. Thursday: The Trump administration, in its latest spasm of anti-immigrant animus, had twice in recent months considered a plan to transport detainees to sanctuary cities and essentially dump them there as a form of retaliation against Democratic political adversaries, like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. By Friday afternoon, President Donald Trump confirmed that he was considering this revenge plan.
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The vicious White House sanctuary city revenge plan is too awful to gloss over

By any historical standard, the proposed White House plan to try to seek revenge on districts hospitable to immigrants by busing masses of migrants to those locations would have prompted a show-stopping deluge of media coverage at any moment other than ours, says Bill Carter.
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Trump 'strongly looking' at releasing migrants in Dem cities

President Donald Trump said Friday he is considering releasing "Illegal Immigrants" in Democratic strongholds to punish congressional foes for inaction on the border— just hours after White House and Homeland Security officials insisted the idea had been rejected as fast as it had been proposed.
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Trump says he may send 'Illegal Immigrants' to Dem districts

President Donald Trump said Friday he is considering sending "Illegal Immigrants" to Democratic strongholds to punish congressional foes for inaction on the border— just hours after White House and Homeland Security officials insisted the idea had been rejected as fast as it had been proposed.
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