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White House reviews military plans against Iran: New York Times

The top U.S. defense official has presented an updated military plan to President Donald Trump's administration that envisions sending up to 120,000 troops to the Middle East should Iran attack American forces or accelerate work on nuclear weapons, the New York Times reported on Monday. Citing unnamed administration officials, the Times said Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan presented the plan at a meeting of Trump's top security aides on Thursday. The White House did not immediately r...
Tags: News, White House, Iran, New York Times, Middle East, Times, Donald Trump, Trump, Patrick Shanahan, Acting Defense


AP sources: Trump officials discussed deporting families

WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security officials considered arresting migrant families around the country who had final deportation orders and removing them from the U.S. in a flashy show of force. That’s according to two Homeland Security officials and two other people familiar with the proposal, one of several immigration possibilities discussed as the Trump administration […]
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High Capacity Magazine Ban

Via WoG, “HR 1186 would ban all magazines that hold a capacity of more than 10 rounds. This will only punish law-abiding gun owners and hinder their right to self-defense.” It supposedly has a decent chance of success.  Hey, what do you bet our “As long as I’m in the White House they won’t come after your guns” President will sign the bill into law?
Tags: White House, Military, Gun Control


Rod Rosenstein Calls the Russia Probe ‘Justified’ and James Comey a ‘Partisan Pundit’

"I would never have allowed anyone to interfere with the investigation"
Tags: News, White House, Uncategorized, Department Of Justice, Mueller, Onetime


Rod Rosenstein Calls the Russia Probe ‘Justified,’ Says Closing It Wasn’t an Option

"I would never have allowed anyone to interfere with the investigation"
Tags: News, White House, Russia, Uncategorized, Department Of Justice, Mueller, Rod Rosenstein, Onetime


White House defends Trump's controversial meeting with Orbán

The White House dismissed criticism from human rights activists and members of Congress concerned that President Trump’s meeting with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban represented a stamp of approval for the authoritarian leader.
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Trump, Viktor Orban, Orban


A ‘calming feeling,’ a furor and a new front in war over anti-Semitism

WASHINGTON — What Rep. Rashida Tlaib said in a Yahoo News podcast about the Palestinian role in the founding of Israel was questionable history and not particularly eloquent. But it wasn’t what House Republican leaders suggested it was: a statement that the slaughter of 6 million Jews in the Holocaust gave Tlaib “a calming feeling.” […]
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‘You’ve Done a Good Job and You’ve Kept Your Country Safe.’ Trump Meets Hungary’s Far-Right Prime Minister

Viktor Orban's was the first visit of a Hungarian prime minister to the Oval Office since 2005
Tags: News, White House, Uncategorized, Hungary, Oval Office, Viktor Orban, Onetime


Senior Tories press May to abandon Brexit deal talks with Labour

PM told that any deal involving customs union would be ‘bad politics and bad policy’Theresa May is under intense pressure to abandon cross-party Brexit talks, after a group of senior Conservative figures, including leadership contenders Boris Johnson and Dominic Raab, issued a strongly worded warning against any deal that involved a customs union.May’s cabinet, and Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet, are both due to take stock of the talks on Tuesday, with neither side optimistic about the prospects...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Conservative, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, Boris Johnson, Article 50, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, Dominic Raab


Trump Welcomes Hungary's Authoritarian Prime Minister, Viktor Orban, At White House

Viktor Orban did not get a White House invite when Barack Obama was president, but President Trump welcomed Hungary's authoritarian prime minister on Monday.
Tags: News, White House, Barack Obama, Hungary, Trump, Viktor Orban


Trump Welcomes Hungary's Authoritarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán At The White House

Viktor Orbán did not get a White House invite when Barack Obama was president, but President Trump welcomed Hungary's authoritarian prime minister on Monday.
Tags: News, White House, Barack Obama, Hungary, Trump, Viktor Orban


‘I Don’t Need It.’ President Trump Pledges Not to Use Stolen Information in 2020 Re-election Campaign

Trump also claimed the Mueller report said that he didn't use any in 2016
Tags: News, White House, Uncategorized, Trump, Mueller, Onetime


Trump praises leader shunned by Obama and Bush

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán returned to the White House for the first time in more than a decade to meet President Trump, despite former Presidents Obama and Bush cutting ties with the leader for his controversial stances on immigration. CNN's Kaitlan Collins reports.
Tags: News, Obama, White House, Cnn, Stories, Trump, Bush, Viktor Orban, Kaitlan Collins


At least it's entertaining?

From the WaPo:"Then, this past February, Trump announced on Twitter that Americans should “HOLD THE DATE!” on July 4 for a “Major fireworks display, entertainment and an address by your favorite President, me!”"This is, of course, like anything else done by President Camacho (to include breathing) an absolute red cape waved before the bull of the press, and triggers more hand-wringing and Won't Somebody Do Something? . [Author: Tam]
Tags: Politics, Guns, Trump, Tam, Camacho, Life In The Monkey House, Bread And Circuses


Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter Recovering ‘Comfortably’ After Hip Surgery

Carter was on his way to go turkey hunting, the spokeswoman said in a statement
Tags: News, White House, Uncategorized, Georgia, Jimmy Carter, Carter, Onetime, Former Presidents


Sentencing delayed for LA charter school founder who admitted misappropriating $2.5 million

LOS ANGELES — A sentencing hearing was delayed Monday for the founder of Los Angeles charter school network Celerity Educational Group who admitted misappropriating $2.5 million in public-education funds and using the money for personal expenses. Vielka McFarlane pleaded guilty in January to a single felony count of conspiracy to misappropriate and embezzle public funds, admitting that she used the money to pay for personal expenses including first-class air travel, fine dining and luxury goods....
Tags: News, Education, La, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Sport, Canada, Soccer, Beverly Hills, Tokyo, Local News, Panama, Torrance, COLUMBUS Ohio, U S Attorney s Office, U S Department of Education


Trump pledges to reject dirt from other countries on 2020 foes

Just last week, Trump's personal lawyer Rudolph Giuliani told The New York Times he planned a trip to Ukraine to see about re-starting a probe into a company there with ties to former Vice President Joe Biden's son, and about examining Democrats' role in the FBI probe of Paul Manafort.
Tags: News, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Fbi, New York Times, Trump, Rudolph Giuliani, Nation & World Politics


Collins Adopts Favorite Tactic Of Indicted Lawmakers In Insider Trading Case

Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY) was well aware, when he allegedly engaged in insider trading in 2017, that he was under scrutiny from the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE). He also acknowledges that he and his staff have used personal email addresses for congressional business. Collins’ lawyers say that’s all helpful to his case. Citing the U.S. Constitution’s “Speech or Debate” Clause, which protects legislative business from being used in criminal proceedings, they argued in court Friday that ...
Tags: New York, News, Supreme Court, Congress, La, White House, Fbi, Hillary Clinton, Collins, Securities And Exchange Commission, Hail Mary, Pillsbury, Insider Trading, Jefferson, Cramer, Public Citizen


Dear Wall Street, Steve Mnuchin Is Not Your Boyfriend

Even Wall Street does not deserve to be treated like this.
Tags: Politics, Law, Finance, China, Markets, Trade, Donald Trump, Steve Mnuchin, ATL Finance


Wall Street shudders as U.S.-China trade war intensifies

All three major U.S. indexes lost ground in a widespread sell-off, with the tech-heavy Nasdaq posting its biggest one-day percentage loss this year. The S&P 500 and the Dow both had their largest percentage drop since Jan 3. China said it would impose higher tariffs on $60 billion in U.S. goods despite President Donald Trump's warnings not to retaliate against additional tariffs on Chinese imports announced by the White House on Friday.
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California is Bringing Law and Order To Big Data. It Could Change the Internet in the US

California is embarking on a new era of privacy on the internet, and Xavier Becerra can't stop thinking about the failed debut of Obamacare. From a report: Back in 2013, Becerra, then a Democratic congressman from Los Angeles, watched as technical problems with the website marred the rollout of President Barack Obama's signature law, delaying sign-ups for health insurance and denting the public's faith in the new offering. Now, as California's attorney general, Becerra is worried that a similarl...
Tags: Congress, California, US, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Tech, Democratic, Xavier Becerra, Becerra


New York mayor threatens to fine Trump Organization over pollution

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, who is considering a run for the White House in 2020, on Monday threatened to fine the Trump Organization $2.1 million a year starting in 2030 unless the president's business reduces emissions from its buildings. "It doesn't matter who you are, even the president of the United States, you have to obey the laws of New York City," de Blasio said at a rally in the lobby of Trump Tower, the site of President Donald Trump's private home and business headquarters.
Tags: New York, Science, White House, United States, Bill De Blasio, Donald Trump, Trump Tower, Trump Organization, New York City de Blasio


Trump lauds Hungary's nationalist PM Orbán for 'tremendous job'

Trump tells visiting PM: ‘You’re respected all over Europe’Critics attack Orbán for eroding democracy and human rights Trump and Orbán at the White House. Trump said: ‘You’re respected all over Europe. Probably, like me, a little bit controversial, but that’s OK.’ Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images Donald Trump has showered praise on Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán for a “tremendous job” and shrugged off complaints that his White House visit represents a reward for the eros...
Tags: Europe, News, Vladimir Putin, Obama, White House, US, America, Budapest, Hungary, United States, Nato, House, Bill Clinton, Serbia, Croatia, Christian


Trump lauds Hungary's nationalist PM Orbán for 'tremendous job'

Trump tells visiting PM: ‘You’re respected all over Europe’Critics attack Orbán for eroding democracy and human rightsDonald Trump has showered praise on Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán for a “tremendous job” and shrugged off complaints that his White House visit represents a reward for the erosion of democracy in Hungary and Orbán’s close ties to the Kremlin. Related: Trump to meet Hungary's nationalist prime minister Viktor Orbán – live Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, White House, World news, US foreign policy, US news, Hungary, Nato, Kremlin, Donald Trump, Trump, Viktor Orban, Orban


Trump praises leader Obama and Bush iced out

President Trump welcomed Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán at the White House, saying the controversial leader is "highly respected" across Europe.
Tags: News, Obama, White House, Stories, Trump, Bush, Viktor Orban


The United States Constitution is Not Dysfunctional

For the symposium on Sanford Levinson and Jack M. Balkin, Democracy and Dysfunction (University of Chicago Press, 2019).Steven G. Calabresi May 12, 2019 Providence, Rhode Island Dear Jack and Sandy: Thank you enormously for inviting me to comment on your new book.  While I believe the U.S. constitutional system is badly in need of some reforms, I think the U.S. Constitution, as amended, is the best such document in any of the G-20 constitutional democracies today, and I think you bo...
Tags: South Korea, Hong Kong, Europe, Japan, Tibet, Supreme Court, Putin, Obama, Congress, Indonesia, Australia, Montana, North Korea, Mexico, France, Scotland


Trump praises Hungary's far-right leader Orbán: 'He’s a respected man' – live

Trump welcomes Viktor Orbán to White House as Pompeo heads to meeting of EU nations in apparent attempt to soothe relations over Iran dealSign up to the US briefing and get a new perspective 8.04pm BST Former White House advisor Omarosa Manigault Newman has accused Trump of pay discrimination during his 2016 presidential campaign, according to new court documents released today. In support of a proposed class action lawsuit, Manigault Newman says the Trump campaign paid her and other female ...
Tags: Europe, Vladimir Putin, White House, China, US, Eu, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Iran, Hungary, US politics, Kremlin, Donald Trump, Trump, Oval Office


Democrats Are Jumping to Defend Rep. Rashida Tlaib Over Holocaust Remarks

Trump tweeted on Monday that Tlaib has a 'hatred' of Israel and Jews
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Israel, Uncategorized, Trump, Onetime, Tlaib


Top Tories under pressure to oppose May’s Brexit deal

PM facing heavy Commons defeat after party’s right wing warns leadership hopefulsTory leadership candidates from Boris Johnson to Dominic Raab are under pressure from the party’s right to oppose Theresa May’s Brexit deal in any further vote, raising the prospect that she could be defeated by an even bigger margin.May is considering bringing forward the withdrawal agreement bill within the next two weeks, but the mood of Conservative MPs is hardening against it once again. Labour is also minded t...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, Boris Johnson, Article 50, Brexit, Dominic Raab, Top Tories


After years on the outs, Hungary's far-right nationalist welcomed at the White House

He's rolled back democratic checks on his power, mused about creating a European ethnostate and erected a razor-wire fence to keep migrants out, angering the rest of the European Union.
Tags: White House, Cnn, Hungary



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