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White House floats tax credit to encourage return to eating out, U.S. travel

As the United States struggles to recover from COVID-19 closures, there's talk of a new tax credit for individual taxpayers to encourage them to eat out or travel. (Photo by Adrienn via Pexels) How stir crazy are you after months of COVID-19 quarantine, either self- or government-imposed? For millions of folks, the answer is pretty freakin' fed up with being stuck at home. I feel your closed-in pain. The hubby and I aren't big socializers, but even we are reaching our limit. This morning we...
Tags: New York, London, Taxes, Congress, Senate, White House, America, Gop, United States, House, Capitol Hill, Joe, Trump, Virginia Beach, Donald J Trump, Oval Office


#TrumpIsNotWell Trends on Twitter After Videos Show Trump Struggling to Drink Water & Walk Down Ramp

Is Donald Trump OK? It sure doesn’t look like it. Worries concerning the President’s physical and mental health arose earlier today after video showed him struggling while walking down a ramp after his speech to U.S. Military graduates at West Point Academy. As one Twitter user put it: “He minces down the ramp taking tiny baby steps and staring at his shoes, then pulls up big at the end, and blusters through the last step like he’s Patton surveying a battlefield full of knocked out panzers.” Ano...
Tags: Videos, Politics, News, West Point, White House, Yale, Jazz, Donald Trump, Walter Reed, Trending Topics, Arlington Cemetery, Trump, Arlington National Cemetery, Patton, Maddy, Lucille Austero


#TrumpIsNotWell Trends on Twitter After Videos Show Him Struggling to Drink Water & Walk Down Ramp

Is Donald Trump OK? It sure doesn’t look like it. Worries concerning the President’s physical and mental health arose earlier today after video showed him struggling while walking down a ramp after his speech to U.S. Military graduates at West Point Academy. As one Twitter user put it: “He minces down the ramp taking tiny baby steps and staring at his shoes, then pulls up big at the end, and blusters through the last step like he’s Patton surveying a battlefield full of knocked out panzers.” Ano...
Tags: Videos, Politics, News, West Point, White House, Yale, Jazz, Donald Trump, Walter Reed, Trending Topics, Arlington Cemetery, Trump, Arlington National Cemetery, Patton, Maddy, Lucille Austero


Trump’s Deployment of National Guard to Deal With D.C. Protests Cost Taxpayers $21 Million

President Donald Trump’s decision to deploy the National Guard to quell Black Lives Matter protests in the nation’s capital has cost U.S. taxpayers about $21 million as of this past Friday, a spokesperson for the guard told The Daily Beast. That projected cost includes the deployment of the guard to the District from 12 different states, the spokesperson said. The official mission, the spokesperson said, was “to support the D.C. civil unrest operations.” About $18.2 million of the total cost of ...
Tags: News, Minnesota, Minneapolis, California, White House, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, Trump, Reuters, National Guard, Bill Barr, George Floyd, Trump 's Deployment of National Guard


Trans rights: government reported to be dropping gender self-identifying plans

Ban on ‘gay cure’ therapies will apparently also be announced in new paper Boris Johnson is set to scrap plans to allow people to change their legal gender by “self-identifying” as male or female, it has been reported.Measures drawn up under Theresa May’s government to enable transgender people to change their birth certificate without a medical diagnosis have been ditched by the prime minister’s team, according to the Sunday Times. Continue reading...
Tags: Gender, Politics, Society, UK News, Transgender, Theresa May, Boris Johnson, Liz Truss, Sunday Times Continue


Facebook Fires Employee Who Criticized Coworker's BLM Response, Protested Inaction on Trump Post

Apparently taking a page from Amazon’s book on How to Snub Employees Who Voice Inconvenient Truths, this week Facebook canned an engineer who openly criticized the social media giant’s milquetoast response to ongoing Black Lives Matter protests and President Donald Trump’s incendiary online rhetoric.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Science, White House, Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, Trump Post, George Floyd, George Floyd Protests, Voice Inconvenient Truths


Secret Service now says it did use pepper spray to clear protesters during the Trump church photo op

The Secret Service's statement is the latest reversal from law enforcement agencies about what occurred in the moments leading up to President Donald Trump's walk outside the White House gates.
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"While Melania stayed in New York, Ivanka continued to establish herself in the West Wing, notorious for its cramped and limited working spaces."

"According to several people, she was eyeing real estate in the East Wing as well, the domain of the first lady. Among other proposals, Ivanka suggested renaming the 'First Lady’s Office' the 'First Family Office.' Melania did not allow that to happen. It was tradition, and she was not going to let her stepdaughter change it. Ivanka’s office remained in the West Wing. Melania’s delay in moving from New York initially put her at a disadvantage. Even some of the staff positions and budgets that wo...
Tags: New York, Law, White House, Trump, Melania Trump, Eric, Ivanka, Ivanka Trump, West Wing, Barron, Melania, Mary Jordan, Ann Althouse, East Wing, Don Jr, Melania He


Trade adviser says the White House wants $2 trillion manufacturing stimulus

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said Saturday that the White House is targeting a phase four stimulus package focusing on American manufacturing that will be "at least $2 trillion dollars."
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Sakimichan Apologizes to Outrage Cult for Liking “Anti-BLM” Tweets

The Internet’s ever growing abundance of sensitive snowflakes trying to cancel the successful female artist known as Sakimichan have tried once again, this time throwing a diaper-soiling tantrum over her daring to like “anti-BLM” tweets and forcing her to apologize. People who live on Twitter and have nothing better to do than point out all […]
Tags: Politics, Internet, International, Racism, Artists, Anime, BLM, Sakimichan


Boris Johnson condemns 'racist thuggery' of rightwing protesters in London

PM responds to violence as arrests made during ‘guard our monuments’ demonstrationBoris Johnson has condemned violence by protesters in central London on Saturday as “racist thuggery” in a post on Twitter. “Anyone attacking the police will be met with full force of the law. These marches and protests have been subverted by violence and breach current guidelines,” he wrote.The prime minister continued: “Racism has no part in the UK and we must work together to make that a reality.” Continue readi...
Tags: Politics, UK, London, Race, UK News, Winston Churchill, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Sadiq Khan, Black Lives Matter Movement, Priti Patel


Boris Johnson condemns 'racist thuggery' after rightwing protesters clash with police

PM responds to violence as arrests made during ‘guard our monuments’ demonstrationBoris Johnson has condemned Saturday’s violence by protesters in central London, posting on Twitter: “Racist thuggery has no place on our streets. Anyone attacking the police will be met with full force of the law. These marches and protests have been subverted by violence and breach current guidelines.The prime minister continued: “Racism has no part in the UK and we must work together to make that a reality.” Con...
Tags: Politics, UK, London, Race, UK News, Winston Churchill, Boris Johnson, Sadiq Khan, Black Lives Matter Movement, Priti Patel, demonstrationBoris Johnson


The Last of Us 2 Reviewers Forbidden From Discussing Second Half

“Critic” reviews have started to surface for the horribly despised The Last of Us 2, predictably leading to an avalanche of perfect scores from numerous outlets despite the fact that they are forbidden from discussing the latter half of the game. Video reviewers and some written reviews noted that Sony imposed “strict review restrictions”, such […]
Tags: Games, Politics, Review, Internet, Horror, Sony, Anime, Last Of US


Protests In Trump Country Test His Hold In Rural White Areas

In the lake country 200 miles (320 kilometers) northwest of Detroit, hundreds danced, prayed and demanded racial justice in Cadillac, a Michigan town that was long home to a neo-Nazi group. It was not an isolated scene. In eastern Ohio, even more demonstrated in rural Mount Vernon, a town with its own current of racial intolerance, just as others did in Manheim, Pennsylvania, a tiny farming town in Lancaster County, with its small but active Ku Klux Klan presence. The protest movement over bl...
Tags: News, Protest, Minneapolis, Obama, White House, Milwaukee, America, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Gop, Hillary Clinton, Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan, Associated Press


Fauci says US might not see 'second wave' of Covid-19 cases

US public health expert said another wave of infections ‘not inevitable ... if you approach it the proper way’Leading US public health expert and White House coronavirus taskforce member Dr Anthony Fauci has said the US may not see a “second wave” of cases of Covid-19.According to researchers at Johns Hopkins University in Maryland, the US has recorded more than 2m cases of Covid-19 and nearly 115,000 deaths.Many experts fear attempts to reopen shuttered state economies and mass protests over po...
Tags: Florida, New York, News, Maryland, Cdc, Oregon, White House, New York City, US, Los Angeles, Cnn, Arkansas, Andrew Cuomo, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Baltimore


Inside Ellevest: Why $80 million and one of the most powerful women on Wall Street isn't enough to stand out in the crowded world of wealth

Four years after its public launch and nearly $80 million in outside funding later, women-focused digital wealth manager Ellevest's $635 million in assets trails rival robo-advisers. That Ellevest, co-founded by wealth management industry veteran Sallie Krawcheck, hasn't had more traction highlights the ultra-competitive nature of managing money. Its growth is further complicated by marketing to women whose tastes vary wildly between generations. And at least six software engineers left the co...
Tags: Google, Post, Valerie Jarrett, New York City, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Linkedin, Hillary Clinton, Ubs, SEC, Goldman Sachs, Connor, Donald Trump, Morgan Stanley, Melinda Gates


Inside Ellevest: Why $80 million and one of the most powerful women on Wall Street isn't standing out in the crowded world of wealth

Four years after its public launch and nearly $80 million in outside funding later, women-focused digital wealth manager Ellevest's $635 million in assets trails rival robo-advisers. That Ellevest, co-founded by wealth management industry veteran Sallie Krawcheck, hasn't had more traction highlights the ultra-competitive nature of managing money. Its growth is further complicated by marketing to women whose tastes vary wildly between generations. And at least six software engineers left the co...
Tags: Google, Post, Valerie Jarrett, New York City, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Hillary Clinton, Ubs, Merrill Lynch, SEC, Goldman Sachs, Connor, Donald Trump, Morgan Stanley, Melinda Gates


"John Bolton, Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, wanted to write a book."

"He knew that the White House would do everything it could to stop him. He hired a flashy white-shoe law firm to handle the prepublication review process required by the nondisclosure agreement he signed when he got his security clearance. As expected, the White House weaponized the prepublication review process against him to keep him from publishing. If he published without approval, it said, he could face severe legal consequences. Then his lawyer, Chuck Cooper, wrote a Wall Street Journal op...
Tags: Law, White House, Bolton, Wall Street Journal, Cooper, John Bolton, NDA, Ann Althouse, Chuck Cooper, John Bolton DONALD TRUMP


Fauci says US might not see 'second wave' of Covid-19 cases

US public health expert said another wave of infections ‘not inevitable ... if you approach it the proper way’Leading US public health expert and White House coronavirus taskforce member Dr Anthony Fauci has said the US may not see a “second wave” of cases of Covid-19.According to researchers at Johns Hopkins University in Maryland, the US has recorded more than 2m cases of Covid-19 and nearly 115,000 deaths. Continue reading...
Tags: Maryland, White House, US, World news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Anthony Fauci, Fauci, Johns Hopkins University, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


Religion events – online – in the San Fernando Valley, June 13-20

  Shepherd Church on Rinaldi Street in Porter Ranch. (Google Street View)   Despite the go-ahead from state and local government officials for religious congregations to hold services in-person with precautions, the following churches, synagogues and temples are holding services, classes/lectures online until they are ready to open their buildings due to lingering coronavirus concerns and establishing their ground rules.   St. Innocent Orthodox Church: The Rev. Yousuf Rassam leads the Great...
Tags: Facebook, White House, Religion, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Tim Clark, Local News, Matthew, Porter Ranch, St Martin, Timothy, Valley, Tarzana, Winnetka, Craig Peterson


Why politics is so polarized, even though Americans agree on most key issues

In 1971, Jerry B. Harvey created “The Abilene Paradox” to describe a pernicious failure: mismanagement of agreement. The late professor and management consultant posited that “the inability to cope with agreement, rather than the inability to cope with conflict, is the single most pressing issue of modern organizations.”“Getting on the bus to Abilene,” as Harvey later called it, is taking a trip with fellow passengers who willingly get on a bus headed off to somewhere none of them want to go.The...
Tags: Books, Politics, Featured, America, Jim Crow, Abilene, United States of America, Harvey, Thomas Kelley, Science & Medicine, Earth & Life Sciences, Paradox, Jerry B Harvey, Abilene Paradox, American political culture


Grenfell relative draws comparisons between fire and Covid-19 response

Families of 72 victims of tower block blaze will mark third anniversary of blaze this weekendA bereaved relative has drawn parallels between the coronavirus crisis and the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire before the third anniversary of the disaster.Karim Mussilhy, whose uncle Hesham Rahman died in the blaze, said the pandemic had been tough for many of the bereaved and survivors of the fire, which killed 72 people. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, London, UK News, Grenfell, Grenfell Tower, Grenfell Tower fire, Karim Mussilhy, Hesham Rahman, Coronavirus outbreak


Riot Games Executive Fired for Telling the Truth About George Floyd

Riot Games has continued to prove that they exist solely to virtue signal and act like they are some sort of messiah in terms of beliefs as they have now fired Executive Ron Johnson for daring to tell the truth about George Floyd (a man alleged to have died at the hands of police, triggering […]
Tags: Games, Politics, Racism, Anime, League Of Legends, Ron Johnson, Riot Games, Firings, George Floyd


Rise in injunctions against HS2 protesters

London council accuses activists in Colne Valley of practising yoga and howling at the moon as part of latest injunction attemptHS2 protesters have been accused of practising early morning yoga, swimming naked in a lake and “howling at the moon” as a council seeks a high court injunction to stop direct action against the project.HS2 Rebellion activists say the legal action by Hillingdon council in west London is the latest in a raft of injunctions aiming to quash the campaign against the £78bn h...
Tags: Politics, London, Protest, Environment, UK News, Transport, Local Government, Rail transport, Green politics, Hs2, Environmental Activism, Hillingdon, Colne Valley, Extinction Rebellion


Trump Administration Rolls Back Obama-Era Transgender Health Care Protections

(CNN) — The Trump administration announced Friday it is eliminating an Obama-era regulation prohibiting discrimination in health care against patients who are transgender. The move — coming during Pride Month, an annual celebration of the LGBTQ community that takes place throughout the month of June, and on the four-year anniversary of the deadly Pulse nightclub shooting, in which 49 people were killed at a popular LGBTQ venue in Orlando — was swiftly denounced by LGBTQ groups, which see the act...
Tags: Politics, News, Obama, Congress, Joe Biden, Cnn, Lgbtq, Donald Trump, ACA, Orlando, Trump, American Civil Liberties Union, Human Rights Campaign, HHS, National Center for Transgender Equality, US Department of Health and Human Services


Biden's VP list narrows: Warren, Harris, Susan Rice, others

Joe Biden’s search for a running mate is entering a second round of vetting for a dwindling list of potential vice presidential nominees, with several black women in strong contention. Democrats with knowledge of the process said Biden’s search committee has narrowed the choices to as few as six serious contenders after initial interviews. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Kamala Harris of California, as well as Susan Rice, who served as President Barack Obama's national security adviser.
Tags: News, California, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Susan Rice, Biden, Kamala Harris, Warren Harris Susan Rice


Rightwing protesters clash with police in central London

‘Guard our monuments’ demonstrators chant ‘we’re racist’ and throw bottlesProtesters clashed with police in central London – and at points, with each other – as they rallied against perceived slights to British national heritage.At one point, the demonstrators, who included far-right activists, took over Parliament Square and pelted mounted police with bottles, cans and a smoke canister. Later on, as police in riot gear formed lines to contain protesters in the square, they also came under attac...
Tags: Politics, London, Race, UK News, Winston Churchill, Sadiq Khan, Black Lives Matter Movement, Parliament Square, Priti Patel


Melania Trump Used Delay In White House Move To Renegotiate Prenup: Report

The first lady eventually won stronger terms of financial support for her son in the event of the couple's split.
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