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Lemon: This could really get under Trump's skin

CNN's Don Lemon says the chaos and infighting in the White House aren't doing President Donald Trump any favors.
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Don Lemon: This could really get under Trump's skin

CNN's Don Lemon says the chaos and infighting in the White House aren't doing President Donald Trump any favors.
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Morrison knew in 2016 of Australia's resettlement of Rwandans accused of killings

Exclusive: US advice was that the men, who have refugee status and were accused of murdering tourists in Uganda in 1999, presented no security threatThe national security committee of cabinet was briefed about all aspects of the American refugee swap deal in late 2016, including the resettlement of two Rwandan men accused of murdering tourists in Uganda.Guardian Australian understands the NSC was briefed, and the then treasurer, Scott Morrison, the home affairs minister, Peter Dutton, and the fo...
Tags: Australia, Africa, US, Barack Obama, Australia news, US news, Australian immigration and asylum, Uganda, Migration, Coalition, Australian politics, Julie Bishop, Scott Morrison, Malcolm Turnbull, Peter Dutton, Rwanda


Trump’s Immigration Plan Won’t Pass Congress. But It Could Be the Future of the GOP

When Donald Trump kicked off his presidential campaign at Trump Tower in 2015, he memorably said that Mexico was “not sending their best” people and declared that immigrants were bringing drugs, crime and rape to America. Nearly four years later, he’s now putting forward a plan that he argues would select the best immigrants from…
Tags: News, Congress, Mexico, White House, Immigration, Uncategorized, America, Gop, Donald Trump, Trump, Trump Tower


Trump Wants Fewer Family Members and More Skilled Workers to Immigrate

When Donald Trump kicked off his presidential campaign at Trump Tower in 2015, he memorably said that Mexico was “not sending their best” people and declared that immigrants were bringing drugs, crime and rape to America. Nearly four years later, he’s now putting forward a plan that he argues would select the best immigrants from…
Tags: News, Congress, Mexico, White House, Immigration, Uncategorized, America, Donald Trump, Trump, Trump Tower


Here’s what Southern California has to say about Trump’s new immigration plan

There were eyerolls. There were cheers. But response in Southern California to the Trump administration’s new plan to overhaul the legal immigration system was swift. The president’s proposal to create a merit-based program that would favor younger, high-skilled workers over asylum seekers and people hoping to reunite with family members was greeted Thursday along partisan lines, panned by immigrant-rights advocates, unions and others who labeled it anti-immigration, and praised by some conserva...
Tags: Congress, California, White House, Beck, America, Sport, Soccer, South Carolina, Southern California, Trump, Santa Ana, Rose Garden, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Heritage Foundation, DACA, John Berry


Trump Admin Moves Fueled Iran’s Aggression, U.S. Intel Says

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/GettyTrump administration hawks have spent the last two weeks decrying an increased threat from Iran. But U.S. intelligence officials assess that Iran’s aggressive moves came in response to the administration’s own actions. Three U.S. government officials familiar with the situation told The Daily Beast that officials in multiple U.S. intelligence agencies have assessed that Iran’s new, threatening activity–which the administration points to in justifying it...
Tags: Texas, News, Congress, Washington, White House, Iraq, Iran, House, New York Times, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Capitol Hill, Michigan, Paul Mitchell, Bolton, Usa Today, Tehran


White House's OPM-GSA Merger Bill Gives an Unconfirmed Appointee Authority Over Personnel Rules

The Trump administration on Thursday sent lawmakers its proposal to reorganize the Office of Personnel Management.
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White House says Congress has no 'legitimate role' in investigating Trump, rejects document demands

The White House issued a broad rejection of House demands for records about Trump's conduct, saying it shouldn't 're-do' the special counsel probe.
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White House Spokesman Says Trump Wants To 'Attract Best And Brightest' To The U.S.

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with White House spokesman Adam Kennedy about the immigration plan announced by President Trump Thursday afternoon.
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Pelosi Declares Trump’s Merit-Based Immigration Plan ‘Dead on Arrival’

Speaker Nancy Pelosi dismissed the immigration reform plan unveiled by President Trump on Thursday as an unrealistic restrictionist wish-list that will meet overwhelming opposition in the Democratically-controlled House.“This dead-on-arrival plan is not a remotely serious proposal,” Pelosi said in a statement released hours after Trump announced the plan from the White House Rose Garden. “The White House has repackaged the worst of its past failed immigration plans: greenlighting the Administrat...
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Trump wants a goth brutalist border wall with black spikes (no, really)

Donald Trump reportedly wants his 'Border Wall' painted black and with spiky spikes. Before Donald Trump became president, he is reported to have spent much of his time reviewing color swatches for hotel carpeting and the like, according to one of the writers who worked closely with him in decades gone by. Swatches of velour for lobby seating was more in his comfort zone, the writer says. I hear echoes of this character oddity in today's report on Trump's seeming obsession with the goth bruta...
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Ex-soldier and WikiLeaks source Manning returned to jail for defying grand jury subpoena

A federal judge found former U.S. soldier and WikiLeaks source Chelsea Manning in contempt of court and ordered her back to jail on Thursday for refusing to testify before a federal grand jury, a law enforcement official and her legal team said. Manning was convicted by Army court-martial in 2013 of espionage and other offenses for leaking an enormous trove of military reports and State Department cables to WikiLeaks while she was an intelligence analyst in Iraq. Former President Barack Obama...
Tags: News, Iraq, Barack Obama, Army, State Department, Wikileaks, Chelsea Manning, Manning


US: Flynn described efforts to interfere with cooperation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn told the special counsel’s office that people connected to the Trump administration and Congress contacted him about his cooperation with the Russia investigation. That’s according to a court filing from prosecutors Thursday that describes the extent of Flynn’s cooperation with the probe. The document […]
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, White House, Russia, US, Ap, Nation, Trump, Flynn, Michael Flynn, Nation & World Politics


Trump Announces New Immigration Plan

President Trump spoke from the White House on Thursday to lay out a sweeping new immigration plan that would boost border security and change who gets to immigrate to the United States.
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The World Wants to Fight Online Hate. Why Doesn’t President Trump?

The White House foolishly rejected an international effort to stop the spread of extremism and violence on the internet.
Tags: News, White House, Social Media, United States, New Zealand, Christchurch, Trump, Google Inc, Facebook Inc, Computers and the Internet, Donald J, Freedom of Speech and Expression, Instagram Inc, Attack (March 2019


Gene Simmons makes a surprise visit to the White House and the Pentagon

Today, Gene Simmons, of the rock band KISS, made a surprise visit to the White House and Pentagon, where he visited veterans.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Trump administration pulls $1B for California rail project

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Trump administration is canceling nearly $1 billion in federal money for California’s high-speed rail project. The Federal Railroad Administration announced Thursday it will not give California the money, saying the state failed to comply with the terms of its grant and has abandoned the original vision for a train between […]
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Gene Simmons visits White House and Pentagon, tells story of mother surviving Holocaust

He went on to discuss how his mother would cry when she saw the American flag and his gratitude for coming to America.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Trump Swamp: Interior Sec. Calls Corporations He Regulates ‘My Clients… My Former Clients’

The American Prospect’s David Dayen late last week noted what he called President Donald Trump’s “most nakedly corrupt tweet”: an appeal to Congress to reject a bill giving tribal sovereignty over 321 Interior-Department-controlled acres to the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe in Massachusetts. Or as the President described it, “a special interest casino Bill, backed by Elizabeth (Pocahontas) Warren.” The tribe wants to build a casino on the land, which would be just minutes away from two nearby compe...
Tags: Post, News, Congress, White House, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, West Virginia, House, Davis, Warren, Epa, Bill, Interior Department, Donald Trump, Mercedes, Scott Pruitt


Bill de Blasio, New York mayor, announces White House run

Bill de Blasio, the mayor of New York, has joined the increasingly crowded race for the Democrat presidential nomination in 2020. Mr de Blasio, the 23rd candidate to declare, presented himself as the person with the most ability to "take on" Donald Trump. The 6ft 5in mayor, known as "Big Bird," said: "I'm a New Yorker, I've known Trump's a bully for a long time, this is not news to me or anyone else here, and I know how to take him on. Donald Trump must be stopped. "He's trying t...
Tags: New York Post, New York, News, White House, US, Joe Biden, Iowa, Bill De Blasio, Good Morning America, Donald Trump, De Blasio, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Mr de Blasio


Trump Wants Your Social Media Gripes — And Zip Code, Email And Phone Number

The White House on Wednesday asked social media users to submit their tales of suspected political bias by platforms like Facebook, Twitter and others. It also asked for a lot of personal information, with little explanation of how it would be used. “The Trump Administration is fighting for free speech online,” read a White House tweet Wednesday. “No matter your views, if you suspect political bias has caused you to be censored or silenced online, we want to hear about it!” The Trump Adminis...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, News, White House, Censorship, Social Media, The White House, Fox News, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Dorsey, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Trump, Sen Ted Cruz, Facebook Twitter


These are the world’s most fragile states in 2019

There are some rankings no nation wants to lead. Yemen has just been named most fragile nation in the Fund For Peace's 2019 Fragile States Index. The least fragile state is Finland.Between these two countries lies the whole spectrum of national stability. The good news is that conditions for most of the world's people are slowly improving, says JJ Messner, Executive Director of the Fund for Peace. "For all the negative press, there is significant progress occuring in the background," he says.The...
Tags: Politics, UK, Singapore, Africa, US, Georgia, Eu, War, Afghanistan, United States, Middle East, Innovation, Protests, Brazil, Finland, Luxembourg


US economic sanctions on Huawei could backfire

The Trump administration’s plan to restrict exports to Chinese telecommunications powerhouse Huawei for national security reasons doesn’t just up the ante in the China trade war. It could also hurt U.S. suppliers and accelerate Beijing’s drive toward greater technological independence. The White House issued an executive order Wednesday apparently aimed at banning Huawei’s equipment from […]
Tags: Business, Technology, News, White House, China, US, Beijing, Nation, Huawei, Trump


Columbia University to produce Obama presidency oral history

CHICAGO (AP) — Columbia University Libraries in New York will produce the official oral history of Barack Obama’s presidency. Obama Foundation officials announced Thursday that the project at The Columbia Center for Oral History Research will provide a record of the decisions, actions and effects of Obama’s presidency. The former president is a graduate of […]
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Some Words To The Graduating Law School Class

Friday concluded Commencement Week here at Vanderbilt Law School, which was a much better collection of days than Moving Week, which I suffered through the week prior, or the Groundhog Day-esque Infrastructure Week continually pushed by the White House with results that are both hilarious and depressing. Parents and other family members of the graduates filled […]
Tags: Law, White House, Graduation, Career Advice, Law Schools, Vanderbilt Law School, Moving Week


Trump proposes new US immigration plan favoring 'merit' over family ties – live

Plan is intended to suppress immigration from low-wage and ‘unskilled’ workers, who Trump says are taking jobs from low-income AmericansSign up to the US briefing and get a new perspective 8.16pm BST On the morning that Donald Trump met Swiss president, whose embassy in Tehran represents US interests, reporters shouted a question to him at the White House, asking if the US was going to war with Iran.“Hope not,” was his reply. Related: Iran tells Middle East militias: prepare for proxy war ...
Tags: New York, Congress, Senate, White House, US, World news, US news, Iran, House, Middle East, Bill De Blasio, Tehran, Donald Trump, Trump, Pelosi


Irish deputy PM criticises Mordaunt's troop amnesty remarks

Defence secretary upbraided for ‘loose comments’ about prosecutions from Troubles era Ireland’s deputy prime minister has criticised Britain’s new defence secretary for making “loose comments” about introducing an amnesty against prosecution for British soldiers relating to incidents during the Troubles.Simon Coveney was responding to Penny Mordaunt, who said on Wednesday that she thought her proposals to introduce a statutory presumption against prosecution for veterans for alleged offences com...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Human Rights, Law, UK News, Britain, Military, Ireland, Defence policy, Northern Ireland, British Army, Defence, Penny Mordaunt, Simon Coveney, Mordaunt


Amazing

This is an amazing read. The White House’s new ‘tech bias’ reporting process – where you can tell President Trump how tech platforms discriminated against you for being conservative – appears to be a list building scheme. [Author: Josh Marshall]
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Ann Coulter Has Twitter Meltdown Over Trump’s New Immigration Proposal

Right-wing provocateur Ann Coulter had a meltdown on Thursday as President Donald Trump unveiled his immigration proposal, which was short on specifics and unlikely to go anywhere. Trump briefly mentioned the border wall during his speech, but he primarily focused on preventing so-called “asylum abuse” and changing the immigration system to prioritize “skilled” applicants. “What happened to the total immigration moratorium?” Coulter seethed in a series of tweets. “We need a break!” What happ...
Tags: News, White House, Immigration, Donald Trump, Trump, Ann Coulter, Coulter, Anne Coulter, Cristina Cabrera, The Right-wing Media



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