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Pirro Gives Non-Apology After Saying That Pelosi Was ‘Partying’ In Puerto Rico

Fox News host Jeanine Pirro admitted that she spoke untruthfully during her Saturday interview with President Donald Trump when she said that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was “partying” in Puerto Rico while Trump was hard at work in the White House. “Look, you were in the White House during the Christmas holidays and over New Year’s, and you’ve been there ever since,” Pirro said to Trump. “Nancy Pelosi’s in Hawaii over the holidays, now she’s in Puerto Rico with a bunch of Democrats and ...
Tags: News, White House, Hawaii, House, Fox News, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Puerto Rico, Trump, Pelosi, Jeanine Pirro, Pirro, Pres Trump, Kate Riga, Trump Nancy Pelosi

Trump Mindful Of Optics As He Decides Which Trips To Take During Shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vacation jaunts and hobnobbing with global elites at a Swiss ski resort are out for President Donald Trump. Visits with troops and farmers are OK. Like some of his recent predecessors, Trump is carefully picking and choosing where he’ll travel during the partial government shutdown. He visited with U.S. troops stationed at a military base in western Iraq the day after Christmas and flew to the U.S.-Mexico border in southern Texas last week to try to buttress his argument for...
Tags: Japan, Florida, Texas, News, Maryland, Obama, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, Boston, Iraq, Southeast Asia, Barack Obama, Ap, Ronald Reagan

Julian Castro Announces 2020 Presidential Run

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Assailing President Donald Trump for “a crisis of leadership,” former Obama Cabinet member Julian Castro joined the 2020 presidential race Saturday as the rush of Democrats making early moves to challenge the incumbent accelerates, while anticipation grows around bigger names still considering a White House run. Castro, who could end up being the only Latino in what is shaping up to be a crowded Democratic field, made immigration a centerpiece of his announcement in his home...
Tags: Texas, News, Maryland, Congress, California, Mexico, White House, Massachusetts, Barack Obama, Ap, Hillary Clinton, Hawaii, Nevada, Donald Trump, San Antonio, Castro

Bill Allowing Post-Shutdown Federal Employee Back Pay Heads To Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is edging closer to declaring a national emergency to pay for his long-promised U.S.-Mexico border wall as pressure mounts to end the three-week impasse that has closed parts of the government and deprived hundreds of thousands of workers of their salaries. Some 800,000 federal employees, more than half still on the job, were due to miss their first paycheck Friday under a stoppage that neared a record for the longest government shutdown. With the closu...
Tags: Texas, News, Congress, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, Ap, House, Bill Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Defense Department, Puerto Rico, Trump, Calif

Trump Eyeing Disaster Funds for Wall ‘Outrageous,’ Harris Says

Harris also confirmed she will decide soon whether to mount a 2020 presidential bid. The White House has directed the Army Corps of Engineers to examine a February 2018 emergency spending bill, which included disaster relief for Puerto Rico and other areas, to see what funds could be diverted to a border wall, according to a congressional aide who asked for anonymity to discuss private briefings by the administration.
Tags: News, White House, Puerto Rico, HARRIS, Army Corps Of Engineers

Trump Eyes Disaster Money, Army Corps Of Engineers Budget To Pay For Wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is considering using billions in unspent disaster relief funds earmarked for areas including hurricane-pounded Puerto Rico and Texas and more than a dozen other states to pay for President Donald Trump’s border wall as he weighs signing a national emergency declaration to get it built without Congress. The White House has directed the Army Corps of Engineers to comb through its budget, including $13.9 billion in emergency funds that Congress earmarke...
Tags: Texas, News, Congress, Washington, White House, Ap, Idaho, Pentagon, Donald Trump, Puerto Rico, Trump, Army Corps, Simpson, California Florida, Congress The White House, Appropriations Committee

Trump Can't Get Funding For His Border Wall So His Supporters Are Paying For It

President Donald Trump’s supporters are hoping to give him a very special Christmas gift: At least $1 billion in donations to kick off construction of his border wall, since the self-proclaimed master dealmaker hasn't been able to secure funding for his pet project.Earlier this week, veteran Brian Kolfage launched a GoFundMe campaign with the hopes of inspiring his fellow Trump voters "to help out and pitch in to get this project rolling" because the man at the helm of a party that controls the...
Tags: Fashion, New York Post, Music, Congress, Mexico, Senate, White House, United States, Donald Trump, Border Patrol, Puerto Rico, Trump, U S Treasury Department, Flint MI, Jared Kushner Ivanka Trump, Brian Kolfage

In 51 Letter Barrage, Cummings Gives Taste Of Trump Investigations To Come

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), ranking member on the House Oversight Committee, sent out 51 letters Wednesday to the White House and federal agencies to prep for investigations into various actions of the Trump administration. “These are documents that even the Republicans on the Oversight Committee—at least at some point in time—believed we needed to conduct effective oversight, but when the Trump Administration refused to comply fully, the Republicans would not issue a single subpoena,” he sa...
Tags: News, Congress, White House, House, Cabinet, Puerto Rico, Trump, Elijah Cummings, Oversight Committee, House Oversight Committee, Trump Administration, Kate Riga, Letter Barrage Cummings Gives Taste Of Trump

Weekly Primer: Mulvaney’s Protégé Leads CFPB, Fossil Fuel Advocate Becomes Energy Regulator

White House Budget Chief Mick Mulvaney’s protégé was confirmed by a 50-49 Senate vote Thursday to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau — despite her lack of any experience in financial regulation. Kathy Kraninger’s background is mostly in Homeland Security, and, in addition to opposing the direction in which Mulvaney has taken the CFPB, Democrats objected to Kraninger’s role as a White House Budget Office official working on the administration’s bungled Hurricane Maria response in Puert...
Tags: Post, News, Maryland, Congress, Washington Post, Senate, White House, Capitol Hill, District Of Columbia, Interior Department, UCS, Puerto Rico, National Park Service, Trump, WA, Manchin

FEMA contractors charged steep markups on Puerto Rico repairs

Extravagant markups, overhead and multiple levels of middlemen have helped lead to huge costs in the FEMA-financed repair program. Known as Tu Hogar Renace — Your Home Reborn — the program is spending $1.2 billion in Puerto Rico to repair up to 120,000 homes.
Tags: News, World, Nation, Fema, Puerto Rico, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics

Trump coming to California on Saturday to meet with wildfire victims

By Trrapper Byrne San Francisco Chronicle President Trump will visit California on Saturday to meet with people who have suffered losses in the state’s wildfires, the White House said Thursday. “The president will travel to California this Saturday to meet with individuals impacted by the wildfires,” White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said in a statement. “We will keep you updated on details as they are available.” Trump was silent for two days as the deadly Camp Fire destroyed the town of ...
Tags: Florida, News, California, White House, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Redding, Puerto Rico, Southern California, Trump, Carolinas, Butte County, North Bay, Texas Florida

CNN On What House Democrats Can Do About Guns

CNN: Deutch said implementing universal background checks, a “gun violence restraining order,” which allows law enforcement to ask a judge to temporarily take guns away from people who are deemed a threat, and banning so-called “bump stocks,” are at the top of his list, along with other school safety and mental health initiatives. With Democrats in control of the House, they can also hold hearings on gun violence, which they tried to pressure Judiciary Committee chairman Bob Goodlatte, the Repub...
Tags: Florida, Politics, New York, Texas, Oregon, Virginia, America, Reagan, Cnn, Military, House, Ted Cruz, Gun Control, Clemson, Puerto Rico, Trump

Trump doesn't want more Puerto Rico relief funds sent

White House officials have told congressional leaders and appropriators that President Donald Trump does not want any additional relief funding sent to Puerto Rico, a congressional leadership aide told CNN on Monday.
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Trump does not want more relief funding sent to Puerto Rico

White House officials have told congressional leaders and appropriators that President Donald Trump does not want any additional relief funding sent to Puerto Rico, a congressional leadership aide told CNN on Monday.
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Minority Rule: How Long?

I don’t usually do this, but I thought I’d re-up a prior post from before the election: majority leverage against minority rule. The reason is the following simple point. The current Senate math suggests it is just possible—if almost everything breaks right—for Democrats to imagine potentially being in a position to govern the country in January 2021. Making plausible assumptions as I write this (Sinema in Arizona, Hyde-Smith in Mississippi, uncertainty in Florida), the Republicans will have a...
Tags: Florida, Mississippi, Senate, White House, Arizona, Branding, Puerto Rico, Sinema, Joseph Fishkin, Hyde Smith

Election 2018: Retired lieutenant pulls ahead in Los Angeles County sheriff’s race in potential upset

A retired sheriff’s lieutenant who was significantly outranked and outspent by incumbent Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell pulled ahead early Wednesday to take a slim lead in a potentially stunning upset. With all precincts reporting, McDonnell — elected in 2014 promising reform after a high-profile corruption and jail-abuse scandal snared the department’s top brass — fell less than a percentage point behind Alex Villanueva,  according to election results. Villanueva had 50.15 percent to ...
Tags: Politics, Elections, News, Senate, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Bill, Local News, Donald Trump, Puerto Rico, Mcdonnell, Los Angeles County, South Bay, Los Angeles Police Department, San Fernando Valley

Election 2018: Retired lieutenant pulls ahead in LA Sheriff’s race in potential upset

A retired sheriff’s lieutenant who was significantly outranked and outspent by incumbent Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell pulled ahead early Wednesday to take a slim lead in a potentially stunning upset. With all precincts reporting, McDonnell — elected in 2014 promising reform after a high-profile corruption-and jail-abuse-scandal snared the department’s top brass — fell less than a percentage point behind Alex Villanueva who retired from the department in February,  according to electi...
Tags: Politics, Elections, News, Senate, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Bill, Local News, Donald Trump, Puerto Rico, Mcdonnell, Los Angeles County, South Bay, Los Angeles Police Department

Trump wants to end birthright citizenship for children of illegal immigrants

The 14th Amendment currently guarantees citizenship to any child born on U.S. soil.President Donald Trump hopes to modify the law to prevent children born to illegal immigrants from receiving citizenship, which would theoretically combat the so-called immigration practice of non-residents having "anchor babies."The bold (and likely unrealistic) move comes just before the midterms, and a day after the president sent 5,200 troops to the U.S.-Mexico border to prepare for the arrival of groups of So...
Tags: Hbo, Politics, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Washington Post, Mexico, Immigration, US, San Francisco, Policy, Canada, United States, Innovation, South America, Donald Trump

All The Things Ivanka Could Have Done This Past Year

As Ivanka Trump turns 37, we've decided to look back at all the ways she could have used her platform to speak up in the past year.She's had a big year, traveling around the country to talk about job training, shutting down her fashion brand, and sometimes disagreeing with her father (although only behind the scenes). Throughout her first political job as White House senior advisor, we've learned that she likes to stay in her comfort zone: Working on bipartisan issues like workforce development...
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As Midterms Approach, Notarize Lends a Hand to Absentee Voters in SD

The idea started with online complaints from voters in South Dakota, where applications for absentee ballots require the certification of a notary public.The response from Pat Kinsel, founder and CEO of a Boston-based online notary startup aptly named Notarize, was to offer its services for free—the same deal it made last year to hurricane-battered residents in Florida, Puerto Rico, and Texas when they learned they needed similar services to file FEMA disaster claims.“We think everything we do ...
Tags: Startups, Florida, Politics, Texas, Identity, Republicans, Boston, Virginia, Trends, It, Democrats, South Dakota, Fema, Adoption, Peter Thiel, Bank

15 Fascinating Facts About Theodore Roosevelt

TYPICALLY RANKED among the top five presidents, Roosevelt changed the face of the presidency and redefined America's place in the world. His face is depicted on Mount Rushmore alongside those of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln. His accomplishments were considerable. He was a cowboy, a historian, a soldier, and explorer, a hunter, an author, an orator, an environmentalist, family man, and president of the United States. 1. TR maintained a small zoo. The Roosev...
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Whitefish Energy gets US contracts after Puerto Rico ouster

WASHINGTON (AP) — A year after losing a $300 million no-bid contract to restore Puerto Rico’s hurricane-shattered electric grid, Whitefish Energy Holdings has quietly been seeking and winning U.S. government contracts. Founded in 2015 in Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s tiny Montana hometown, Whitefish had just two employees when Hurricane Maria hit in September 2017. The […]
Tags: Business, News, Montana, Washington, US, Ap, Puerto Rico, Interior, Whitefish, Ryan Zinke, Nation & World Politics, Hurricane Maria, Whitefish Energy Holdings, Whitefish Energy

The Vicious Entrenchment Circle: Thoughts on a Lifetime with a Republican-Controlled Court

On May 15, 1969, Justice Fortas resigned from the Supreme Court, thereby ending a seven-year period in which a 5-4 majority of the sitting Justices had been appointed by Democratic Presidents.  I had just turned eight years old.  I’m now almost 58.  And yet that day in May 1969 remains the last moment in time that a majority of the Court was appointed by Democrats.  That’s right:  By the time the Court’s current Term ends in June, it will have been more than 50 years of GOP-appointed control.   ...
Tags: Justice, Supreme Court, Putin, Congress, Senate, White House, Court, Gop, United States, Hawaii, House, Citizens United, Mitch McConnell, Connor, Republican Party, Jack

Election Ahead, Trump’s Advisers Beg Him To Show Restraint

WASHINGTON (AP) — Please, Mr. President, just wait. Donald Trump’s advisers have been sounding that nervous refrain in the lead-up to the midterm elections, hoping the president will hold off on a series of actions he’s been itching to take, but that could hinder Republicans on Nov. 6. Trump has made clear he would shut down the government if necessary to win money for his long-sought wall on the Mexican border. He’s talked about getting rid of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein or Attorn...
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Puerto Rico Gov. endorses Nelson in Florida senate race

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Puerto Rico’s governor is endorsing Florida’s incumbent Democratic U.S. senator over the Republican governor in what he calls a tough decision between two supporters of the island during a challenging year. Gov. Ricardo Rossello said Monday at a news conference that U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and Gov. Rick Scott “are two […]
Tags: Florida, News, Ap, Nelson, Puerto Rico, Orlando Fla, Rick Scott, Sen Bill Nelson, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, Democratic U S, Ricardo Rossello

Trump no statehood for Puerto Rico with critics in office

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he’s an “absolute no” on statehood for Puerto Rico while critics, including San Juan’s mayor, are in office. Trump criticized Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz, a critic of his administration’s response to hurricanes in the U.S. territory last year, in a radio interview with Geraldo Rivera that aired Monday, […]
Tags: News, Washington, Ap, Donald Trump, Puerto Rico, San Juan, Trump, Geraldo Rivera, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, Carmen Yulín Cruz

White House Brags About Trump's 'Historic Recovery Effort In Puerto Rico'

White House officials on Thursday touted President Donald Trump and his
Tags: News, White House, Donald Trump, Puerto Rico

FEMA chief: Too much blame around on Puerto Rico deaths

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration’s disaster relief chief said Sunday that “the numbers are all over the place” from studies on the death toll in Puerto Rico from last year’s Hurricane Maria, keeping the issue in focus after President Donald Trump questioned the widely accepted count. “There’s just too much blame going around,” said […]
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President Trump Says Hurricane Maria Death Toll Rose Like ‘Magic’

The George Washington University study upped the death toll to nearly 3,000 last month
Tags: News, White House, Uncategorized, Puerto Rico, Trump, George Washington University, Onetime

Gov. 'Moonbeam': CA to launch climate satellite

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown said Friday that the state plans to launch its "own damn satellite" into orbit to battle climate change.The man the late Chicago columnist Mike Royko famously dubbed "Gov. Moonbeam" made the announcement at the conclusion of a two-day climate summit he organized in San Francisco.Brown said state officials will work with the San Francisco-based company Planet Labs to develop a satellite to track climate-change causing pollutants. Brown said the ear...
Tags: News, Obama, California, San Francisco, Barack Obama, Nasa, Chicago, United States, Paris, San Diego, Epa, John Kerry, Jeremy, Jerry Brown, Kerry, Donald Trump

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