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How Did Tech Billionaires’ Favorite Dem Become Bernie Sanders’ Co-Chair?

A few weeks before Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) launched his presidential campaign, he and Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) went out for what Khanna thought was going to be a late lunch focused on policy strategy. Over plates of greasy Chinese food, Khanna and Sanders talked about how technology and artificial intelligence are disrupting the economy and driving income inequality, how to help workers affected by those changes, their shared push to end U.S. involvement in the Yemen civil war, and Sanders’ br...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, News, Yahoo, Obama, Congress, California, Washington, Saudi Arabia, Senate, White House, America, San Francisco, Barack Obama, Walmart, European Union


White House Memo: This Just In! Waiting for Mueller, Trump Passes Time Commenting on the News

In speeches, in interviews and on Twitter this week, the president has been a kind of town crier as he opines on the day’s news developments.
Tags: Twitter, Television, News, White House, Social Media, Tiger, Nancy, Anthony, Woods, Trump, Sanders, Bernard, Donna, Pelosi, Brazile, United States Politics and Government


Democrat’s National Gun Emergency, Forewarned and Forearmed

Opinion by Allan West Democrat's National Gun Emergency, Forewarned and Forearmed USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- In the military, we have a saying, “never get in your enemy’s way when they are self-destructing.” I cannot think of a better adage when it comes to the insidious, absurd, and, yes, stupid, things emanating from the progressive socialist left . . . the folks who have taken control of the Democrat Party. It is somewhat like the movie, “Invasion of the Body Snatchers.” Some alien life form ...
Tags: Amazon, Guns, California, America, Barack Obama, United States, House, Nancy Pelosi, Cleaver, Nancy, Trump, Democratic, Calif, Capitol, Hill, Pelosi


White House Memo: Trump Once Said Power Was About Instilling Fear. In That Case, He Should Be Worried.

The president has tried to use fear as the prime motivator both with American allies and Democrats in Congress. It has not worked well for him.
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Republican Party, Nancy, Trump, Nixon, Democratic Party, Pelosi, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, United States International Relations, Richard Milhous, Fear (Emotion




Trump: Pelosi Cancelling State Of The Union Is ‘A Great Blotch’ On The Country

Adding to his previous comments responding to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) cancellation of the State of the Union address until the government reopens, President Donald Trump on Wednesday slammed the move by Pelosi as “a great blotch” on the country. “ The State  of the Union speech has been cancelled by Nancy Pelosi because she doesn’t want to hear the truth,” Trump told reporters from the White House’s Cabinet Room, saying that Pelosi is “afraid of the truth and the super-left D...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Senate, White House, Ronald Reagan, House, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Nancy, Trump, Pelosi, Matt Shuham, Cabinet Room


White House Memo: At the One-Issue White House, the Standoff Over a Border Wall Displaces Other Priorities

President Trump’s monthlong impasse with Congress over his proposed border wall has all but frozen the rest of his policy agenda.
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Nancy, Trump, Illegal Immigration, Mick, Chen, Pelosi, Gottheimer, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, William A, Mulvaney, Shutdowns (Institutional, Border Barriers


Report: Trump Could Stage Rally To Bolster State Of The Union Speech

President Donald Trump is planning for the potential of a parallel political rally to bolster his State of the Union address, ABC News reported Tuesday, citing multiple unnamed sources familiar with the planning. In the network’s words, Trump is planning for two different “State of the Union” speeches, “ one a more traditional address delivered to Congress in the House chamber or some other location in D.C., the other prepared for a political rally at a location outside of Washington, D.C.”...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, White House, House, Fox News, John Adams, Donald Trump, Abc News, Nancy, Trump, George Washington, John Roberts, Capitol, Donald J Trump, Woodrow Wilson


A wall of counterintelligence secrecy could stand for decades

Lately, all our political controversies seem to involve a wall. The government is shut down by the fight over funding for a wall on the southern border, with President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi dug in for trench warfare. She pulled the plug on his State of the Union address. He canceled her flight to Afghanistan. You can almost hear the 2020 election galloping toward us and the prospects for peace running off into the distance. But the other wall, which may turn out to be even ...
Tags: Congress, California, Opinion, Barack Obama, Sport, Fbi, Afghanistan, Soccer, United States, House, Bill Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department, Nancy


Pelosi Delays Trip Amid Heightened Threats as White House Leaks Travel Plans

The House speaker and other lawmakers had planned to fly commercially to Afghanistan after the president revoked the use of a military plane, but the trip was delayed over security concerns.
Tags: News, White House, Afghanistan, House, Nancy, Trump, Pelosi, Engel, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, United States Defense and Military Forces, Shutdowns (Institutional, Eliot L


Trump Goes Full Conspiracy Theory, Claims US Is Being Invaded

Upon returning back to the White House following a visit to the U.S.-Mexico border — a trip he admitted to reporters was just a photo op — President Trump concluded that the U.S. is being invaded by immigrants. “I just got back and it is a far worse situation than almost anyone would understand, an invasion!” he said in a Friday morning tweet. Trump and his team have been bending over backward in recent days to paint the situation at the border as a crisis in order to justify the government s...
Tags: News, Congress, Mexico, White House, US, Nancy, Trump, Donald J Trump, Nicole Lafond


White House Considers Using Storm Aid Funds as a Way to Pay for the Border Wall

President Trump traveled to the border and Vice President Mike Pence went to the Capitol to dig in on a border wall, shattering talk of a compromise.
Tags: News, Senate, White House, House Of Representatives, Graham, Collins, Nancy, Trump, Mike Pence, Mike, Capitol, Lindsey, Pence, Pelosi, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, United States Politics and Government


At the Border and in Washington, the White House Digs In on the Wall

President Trump traveled to the border and Vice President Mike Pence went to the Capitol to dig in on a border wall, shattering talk of a compromise.
Tags: News, Washington, Senate, White House, House Of Representatives, Graham, Collins, Nancy, Trump, Mike Pence, Mike, Capitol, Lindsey, Pence, Pelosi, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals


Trump: Congressional Democrats ‘Have Gone Crazy’

President Donald Trump trashed Democrats Thursday morning for not supporting the billions he wants to spend on a border wall, saying that new, young Democrats in Congress are “crazy.” “The buck stops with everybody,” Trump said of the shutdown he started with his demand for billions in border wall funding. “They could stop this problem in 15 minutes if they wanted to,” Trump told reporters in front of the White House Thursday morning, referring to the Democrats — though the same could be sai...
Tags: Chuck, News, Congress, White House, China, Donald Trump, Nancy, Trump, Congressional, Matt Shuham


Donald Trump says '100pc' he will declare national emergency if Democrats don't budge on wall

Donald Trump has said “100 per cent” he will declare a national emergency to build his Mexico border wall if he fails to reach a deal with the Democrats to end the government shutdown.  In his strongest comments yet on the matter, the US president said he would “definitely” take the move if the Democrats continued to refuse to given him $5.7 billion for the wall.  Calling a national emergency could get Mr Trump out of his current bind, opening up new powers that could allow him to push forward c...
Tags: News, Congress, Mexico, White House, China, US, Democrats, House Of Representatives, US Senate, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Nancy, Trump, Davos Switzerland, Donald J Trump, Chuck Schumer


Donald Trump's sweet treats fail to convince Democrats as wall meeting ends in acrimony

Donald Trump was on Thursday heading to the border with Mexico to step up pressure on funding for the wall after his latest efforts to end the government shutdown ended in further acrimony. Mr Trump handed out sweets to leading Democrats as he sought their support for the wall in a meeting in the White House on Wednesday night, but the president allegedly flew into a "tantrum", slamming the table and walking out when opposition leaders refused his demands. Mr Trump tweeted shortly after that the...
Tags: Texas, News, Congress, Mexico, White House, Bill Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Nancy, Trump, Mike Pence, Donald J Trump, Pence, Schumer, Rio Grande Valley, McAllen


Schumer: Trump ‘Just Got Up And Walked Out’ Of Shutdown Negotiation Meeting

After congressional Democratic and Republican leadership met with President Donald Trump Wednesday afternoon, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said that Trump called the meeting a “waste of his time” and walked out after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said she didn’t agree with his desired border wall. “Unfortunately, the President just got up and walked out,” Schumer said, standing alongside Pelosi outside the White House. “He asked Speaker Pelosi, ‘Will you agree to my wall?’ ...
Tags: Chuck, News, Senate, White House, House, Donald Trump, Nancy, Trump, Donald J Trump, Pelosi, Schumer, Kevin McCarthy, Border Security, Matt Shuham, Chuck Schumer D NY, Nancy Pelosi D CA


Everything Steven Soderbergh Watched and Read in 2018, Including His Forthcoming Netflix Projects

It has become a tradition for Steven Soderbergh to release a list of everything that he watched throughout the preceding year, encompassing feature films, television shows, and short films, and he certainly didn’t slow down his viewing habits at all this year, even if he maybe spent too much time watching the Winter Olympics in February last year. Last year’s list from Steven Soderbergh features no less than nine viewings of Ocean’s 8, and since the movie didn’t come out until June 5, 2018, it ...
Tags: Movies, California, White House, Virginia, US, America, Atlanta, Syria, Sea, Munich, Olympics, Ocean, Marseille, Ricky Gervais, Denmark, Silicon Valley


A Wall and Two Prayers, but Little Progress at Weekend Meetings on the Shutdown

The two meetings between White House officials and Democratic congressional staffers showed in ways big and small how the distance between the two sides remains a wide gulf.
Tags: News, White House, Nancy, Jared, Miller, Mike, Pence, Pelosi, Kushner, United States Politics and Government, Immigration and Emigration, Shutdowns (Institutional, Stephen (1985-


A Wall and Two Prayers, but Little Progress at Weekend Meetings on Shutdown

The two meetings between White House officials and Democratic congressional staffers showed in ways big and small how the distance between the two sides remains a wide gulf.
Tags: News, White House, Nancy, Jared, Miller, Mike, Pence, Pelosi, Kushner, United States Politics and Government, Immigration and Emigration, Shutdowns (Institutional, Stephen (1985-


Trump Wants to Deliver Prime Time Address on Government Shutdown and Will Visit the Border

The White House has requested network airtime for President Trump to speak about the partial government shutdown, a person familiar with the request said.
Tags: News, White House, Nancy, Trump, Sanders, Pelosi, Trump Wants, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, SARAH HUCKABEE, Shutdowns (Institutional, Border Barriers


Despite Trump’s Vow To Own It, McCarthy Says This Is Pelosi’s Shutdown

During an interview with “Fox and Friends” Friday, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) blamed Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for the government shutdown, suggesting she was more concerned about winning her speakership than compromising with Republicans on border wall funding. “ Well, we are going to  have to find compromise.  One thing you have to see  with the vote yesterday for  speaker, you realize why  Nancy has not been serious  about any offer. That was a very cl...
Tags: News, White House, Fox, House, Nancy Pelosi, Mccarthy, Nancy, Trump, Pelosi, Kevin McCarthy, Nicole Lafond


Democrats to Visit Trump Again, Searching for a Path to End the Government Shutdown

Congressional leaders will head to the White House Friday for a midday meeting with President Trump, trying to find a way around an impasse over funding a wall at the Mexican border.
Tags: News, Mexico, Senate, White House, United States, House Of Representatives, Republican Party, Nancy, Mitch, Trump, Democratic Party, Pelosi, McConnell, Law and Legislation, United States Politics and Government, Donald J


Trump Congratulates Pelosi On Speakership In Surprise Briefing Room Appearance

President Donald Trump opened his surprise appearance in the White House briefing room with words of congratulation for newly elected House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). “I just want to start off by congratulating Nancy Pelosi on being elected speaker of the House,” Trump said. “It’s a very, very great achievement, and hopefully we’re going to work together, and we’re going to get lots of things done, like infrastructure and so much more, and I know they want to do that very badly and so do I....
Tags: News, White House, House, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Nancy, Trump, Pelosi, Kate Riga


Obamacare Was Ruled Unconstitutional By A Federal Court — But You Can Still Get Coverage

Texas-based federal judge Reed O’Connor ruled the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional on Friday, just one day before the ACA enrollment deadline in most states. The ruling would strike down popular ACA reforms such as compulsory coverage for people with pre-existing conditions and the extension of coverage to adults under 26 under their parents’ insurance plans, and potentially mean 17 million Americans could lose their healthcare.The timing has brought the future of the ACA into question, as ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Texas, Supreme Court, Obamacare, Congress, White House, House, House Of Representatives, New Orleans, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, ACA, Justice Department, Nancy, Mitch


"In 2010, President Obama’s participation in a similar televised Q. & A. session with congressional Republicans was so well received by politicos and the press..."

"... that it inspired a short-lived bipartisan campaign, called 'Demand Question Time,' to bring the British tradition to the U.S. '[T]here was something riveting and moving about political opponents squaring off for an unfettered and unmoderated discussion of the challenges that face the nation,' *Mother Jones’*s David Corn wrote. 'Though nothing was resolved in terms of policy and legislation, this was a moment of optimism.' Tuesday’s lively Oval Office photo op—a sit-down between the Democrat...
Tags: Law, Obama, Barack Obama, Gop, Nancy Pelosi, Baltimore, Nancy, Trump, Democratic, Mike Pence, Mother Jones, Oval Office, Pelosi, Schumer, Grover Norquist, Chuck Schumer


Trump cites France attack as reason for US-Mexico wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is citing a shooting attack in France as he calls on Democratic congressional leaders to support funding for a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump tweeted Wednesday: “Another very bad terror attack in France. We are going to strengthen our borders even more. Chuck and Nancy must give us […]
Tags: Chuck, News, Washington, Mexico, France, Ap, Donald Trump, Nancy, Trump, Democratic, US Mexico, Nation & World Politics


Friends Or Foes? Or Both? Inside The Complex Pelosi-Trump Relationship

WASHINGTON (AP) — They haven’t spoken in days, not since President Donald Trump called to congratulate Nancy Pelosi on Democrats’ election night win. But they don’t really need to. Trump and Pelosi go way back, from the time she first showed up at Trump Tower fundraising for the Democrats long before he would become president or she the House speaker. Two big-name heirs to big-city honchos — Trump and Pelosi each had fathers who were political power players in their home towns — they’ve rubbed e...
Tags: Chuck, News, Congress, California, Washington, Senate, White House, Russia, Ap, United States, House, Manhattan, Paul ryan, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi, Republican


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Nov. 23-30

  Performers move down Hollywood Boulevard during the 86th annual Hollywood Christmas Parade. This year’s parade is on Nov. 25. (File photo by David Crane/Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)     There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   CSUN Powwow: The Cal State University, Northridge American Indian Studies program and the...
Tags: Local News, Art, Books, Dance, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Theater, Things to Do, Top Stories LADN


Obama Heaps Praise Upon Pelosi, His ‘Extraordinary Partner’

President Barack Obama gave a glowing recommendation to Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) amidst her fight for the speakership gavel, calling her an “extraordinary partner.” “I think Nancy Pelosi, when the history is written, will go down as one of the most effective legislative leaders that this country’s ever seen,” Obama said at a live taping of his former aide David Axelrod’s podcast, “The Axe Files.” “Nancy is not always the best on a cable show or with a quick soundbite or what have y...
Tags: News, Obama, Washington, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Nancy, Pelosi, David Axelrod, Kate Riga



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