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2020: Socialist America or Trump’s America?

2020: Socialist America or Trump's America? U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- In the new Democratic Party, where women and people of color are to lead, and the white men are to stand back, the presidential field has begun to sort itself out somewhat problematically. According to a Real Clear Politics average of five polls between mid-March and April 1, four white men — Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, “Beto” O'Rourke and Pete Buttigieg — have corralled 62 percent of all Democratic voters. The three white wo...
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Trump reminded that ‘we are your citizens’ after launching false attack on Puerto Rico over disaster aid

President Donald Trump on Tuesday lashed out at Puerto Rico’s local lawmakers as “grossly incompetent” and singled out one of his favourite targets, Carmen Yulín Cruz, the mayor of San Juan, as “crazed and incompetent”.Trump’s latest invective towards the local leaders of an island devastated by a hurricane in September 2017 came in a torrent of tweets, which began on Monday night and spilled into Tuesday morning.Trump was reacting after the Senate blocked billions of dollars in disaster aid for...
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White House spokesperson calls Puerto Rico 'that country' twice. It's not a country.

White House spokesperson Hogan Gidley was on MSNBC defending the Trump administration's response to Hurricane Maria disaster relief in Puerto Rico.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Hallie Jackson Calls Out WH Spox’s Falsehoods About ‘That Country’ Puerto Rico

NBC News’ Hallie Jackson fact-checked White House spokesperson Hogan Gidley in real time after Gidley repeated President Donald Trump’s falsehoods regarding Puerto Rico. Gidley also incorrectly called the U.S. territory “that country,” which he later said was “a slip of the tongue.” In an interview Tuesday morning with Jackson, Gidley attempted to defend President Donald Trump’s tweeted attacks at Puerto Rico, where nearly 3,000 people died as a result of Hurricane Maria’s landfall in 2017, a...
Tags: News, Washington Post, Senate, White House, Politico, Nbc News, The New York Times, Jackson, Donald Trump, Puerto Rico, Trump, Hallie Jackson, Hallie, Maggie Haberman, WH Spox, Jake Sherman

Senate Dems Block Disaster Aid Bill, Saying It Bypasses Intense Need In Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats on Monday blocked a Republican disaster aid bill, saying it doesn’t do enough to help hurricane-torn Puerto Rico. The move tossed long-sought relief for victims of hurricanes, floods and western wildfires into limbo. The vote escalated a fight between Democrats and President Donald Trump, who opposes further rebuilding aid for the U.S. island territory, which was slammed by back-to-back hurricanes in 2017. The 44-49 vote fell short of a majority, much less t...
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Senate Barreling Towards Showdown On Disaster Relief For Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON (AP) — A fight between President Donald Trump and Democrats over hurricane relief for Puerto Rico is imperiling a widely backed disaster aid bill that is a top priority for some of Trump’s Southern GOP allies. The amount of money in dispute is relatively small, but Trump feels antipathy toward the U.S. territory’s government and Senate Republicans are taking a hard line — for now — in denying Democratic demands for more aid for Puerto Rico, which was devastated by back-to-back hurr...
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Puerto Rico Governor to Trump: 'I'll punch the bully in the mouth’

The governor of Puerto Rico did not mince his words this week when he learned that the Trump administration have doubled down on their refusal to grant the island funding for its recovery from Hurricane Maria.Gov. Ricardo Ros Rosselló said he will not let Puerto Rican officials be taunted and bullied by the White House.“If the bully gets close, I’ll punch the bully in the mouth,” Mr Rosselló said on CNN on Thursday, referring to Donald Trump.The Puerto Rican governor’s comments came in response ...
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'I'll punch the bully in the mouth': Puerto Rico governor warns Trump over Maria relief

Ricardo Rosselló told CNN he wouldn't be bullied by the White House as he continues to press for disaster assistance for Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, White House, Cnn, Usa Today, Maria, Puerto Rico, Trump, Ricardo Rossell

See Rossello's warning to White House

In an exclusive interview with CNN, Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló said he would not sit back and allow his officials to be bullied by the White House.
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See the governor's warning to the White House

In an exclusive interview with CNN, Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló said he would not sit back and allow his officials to be bullied by the White House.
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PR Gov Warns Trump: ‘If The Bully Gets Close, I’ll Punch The Bully In The Mouth’

Puerto Rican Gov. Ricardo Rosselló wants President Donald Trump to know that he’s not going to take Trump’s bashing of his citizens and mistreatment of his officials sitting down. “If the bully gets close, I’ll punch the bully in the mouth,” Rosselló told CNN. “It would be a mistake to confuse courtesy with courage.” Senior aides to the President, including trade adviser Peter Navarro, reportedly treated Puerto Rican officials very dismissively during a recent White House conversation and tol...
Tags: News, Senate, White House, Donald Trump, Puerto Rico, Trump, Peter Navarro, Ricardo Rossello, Rossello, Hurricane Maria, Kate Riga, Rosseló

Puerto Rico governor warns the White House over funding

Tensions are escalating between President Donald Trump and Puerto Rico's governor over disaster relief efforts that have been slow in coming for the still-battered island after Hurricane Maria.
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Exclusive: Puerto Rico governor warns White House: 'If the bully gets close, I'll punch the bully in the mouth'

Tensions are escalating between President Donald Trump and Puerto Rico's governor over disaster relief efforts that have been slow in coming for the still-battered island after Hurricane Maria.
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A Conservative Case against Statehood for Puerto Rico

Earlier this week at for National Review, Kyle Sammin made “a conservative case for Puerto Rican statehood.” Some people might think that it’s unusual to see a conservative make that argument, but actually, it isn’t. As Sammin notes in his column, for decades the Republican-party platform has favored statehood for Puerto Rico. So have George W. Bush, along with his father and other, mostly moderate Republicans.It’s a bit like the illegal-immigration argument. Democrats favor illegal immigration ...
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No collusion, plenty of corruption: Trump is not in the clear

On Mueller, the president’s hand-picked attorney general has had his say. On everything else, Democrats in Congress know they can still have theirsFollow live updates on the Mueller reportSupport the Guardian’s independent journalism Suspend your disbelief for a second. Assume that the Trump administration – which lies so easily and so often on matters big and small – can tell the truth about the Mueller investigation. Forget the cover-up about separating families at the border and jailing ...
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Pete Buttigieg comes to Claremont to campaign for president – and talk about big ideas

Cheers greeted Pete Buttigieg when he took the stage at Scripps College in Claremont. “Wow! It’s like you’re (polling) at 2 percent,” quipped political journalist Peter Hamby, who interviewed Buttigieg in an hourlong public event Wednesday night, Feb. 27. Actually, 2 percent might be an uptick. The mayor of South Bend, Indiana (population 102,000), Buttigieg wasn’t even listed in a November poll of Democratic presidential candidates conducted by POLITICO/Morning Consult. “You start from zero and...
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James Sullivan's Playlist for His Book "Which Side Are You On?"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. James Sullivan's book, Which Side Are You On?, is a fascinating overview of the power of protest music from the Civil War to the present. Library Journal wrote of the book: "Sulli...
Tags: Music, White House, Pete Seeger, Los Angeles, David, Bob Dylan, New York Times, Nashville, David White, Fdr, Grateful Dead, Hamilton, Puerto Rico, Bay Area, Dionne Warwick, Joan Baez

Puerto Rico Gov: Trump refuses meeting over hurricane relief

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is refusing to meet privately with the governor of Puerto Rico to discuss the pace of disaster relief 17 months after Hurricane Maria devastated the U.S. territory. That’s according to Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello. He said Friday that the White House declined public and private requests to meet […]
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Centennial: Harlem Hell Fighters Of World War I

Harlem Hell Fighters USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- One hundred years ago, on February 17, 1919, the African-American 369th Infantry Regiment, popularly known as the Harlem Hell Fighters, marched up Fifth Avenue into Harlem in a massive victory parade in their honor. This year marks the centennial of the United States’ entrance into World War I — a conflict that claimed millions of lives, redrew the world map, and changed war forever. Countless stories of heroism and hardship emerged from the fight i...
Tags: Europe, New York, Guns, France, Barack Obama, Atlantic, United States, Army, Fifth Avenue, Johnson, Harlem, Puerto Rico, Western Europe, Springfield, Roberts, Western Front

Democrats vow to fight Donald Trump's 'unlawful' national emergency as he reveals $8bn border wall plan

Democrats and campaign groups have vowed to fight Donald Trump’s “unlawful” national emergency declaration as he revealed plans to raid existing government funds to build his Mexico border wall.  The US president hopes to gather $8 billion through various means to construct barriers along America’s southern border, declaring at a White House press conference that “walls work 100 per cent”.  Most controversial is the $3.6 billion Mr Trump wants to redirect from existing military construction proj...
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White House: Trump’s Declaration Will Help Free Up $8 Billion For Border Wall

President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency — along with other measures he will take to move around money — will allow him to access roughly $8 billion to build a border wall, senior administration officials told reporters on a press call Friday morning. They expect it to fund the 234 miles of barriers that he had sought to build with his $5.7 billion request that Congress rebuffed. Congress, in a spending deal both chambers passed Thursday, instead has appropriated just $1.375 bill...
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Trump says he’ll sign national emergency to fund border wall

WASHINGTON  — The Latest on President Donald Trump and border security (all times local): 10:55 a.m. President Donald Trump says he’ll be declaring a national emergency so he can build a southern border wall. Trump did not say on Friday when he would make such a declaration, but the move will allow him to bypass Congress to spend more money to erect barriers on the U.S.-Mexico border. Congress has given Trump about $1.4 billion for border barriers, well below the $5.7 billion Trump has insisted ...
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Why Donald Trump is set to declare a national emergency to build his wall - and what will happen next

Donald Trump is poised to declare a national emergency in an attempt to fund his US-Mexico border wall without congressional approval. The White House said the US president would sign a spending bill that would avert a government shutdown, but which only provides $1.375 billion for border barriers or fencing - far from the $5.7 billion Mr Trump wants. "President Trump will sign the government funding bill, and as he has stated before, he will also take other executive action - including a nation...
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Trump Scrambles To Find Politically Tenable Money Sources To Pay For Wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — If President Donald Trump declares an emergency to build the wall with Mexico, he still needs money to pay for it. And shifting money from other accounts to deliver the $5.7 billion he wants is not without political problems. The administration has been eyeing several pots of money — including disaster funds, counternarcotic accounts and military construction dollars — to fund Trump’s wall, according to congressional aides and White House officials. White House acting chief ...
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WH Mulls Redirecting Emergency Funds For Wall, Despite Likely Legal Challenges

The White House is seriously considering taking funds from Army Corps of Engineers’ flood control projects in California, as well as disaster relief money for California and Puerto Rico and DOD military construction funds, to build President Donald Trump’s wall. However, according to a Monday Politico report, the executive order would be almost certain to draw instantaneous legal challenges and ire from members of Congress who represent the districts that would be denuded of funds. Usual Trum...
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Whicker: Frank Robinson played the game for keeps

FILE – In this April 2, 2005, file photo, Washington Nationals manager Frank Robinson watches batting practice before a spring training game against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, the first black manager in Major League Baseball and the only player to win the MVP award in both leagues, has died. He was 83.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) Frank Robinson Sound The gallery will resume in seconds San Francisco Giants manager Frank Robinson a...
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Rafael Devers won't visit White House with Red Sox

The World Series champion Red Sox are scheduled to visit President Trump in the White House on February 15. Some have speculated that manager Álex Cora, who is from Puerto Rico and has been critical of Trump and has been a big factor in Hurricane Maria relief efforts, might not go as a form of protest. Devers would prefer to focus on baseball, as the Red Sox open spring training on February 13 and position players have to report on February 17.
Tags: News, White House, Boston Red Sox, Red Sox, Puerto Rico, Trump, Devers, Rafael Devers, Alex Cora

Cora not sure he'll visit White House with Red Sox

Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora said Thursday he is not positive that he will join his team at the White House on Feb. 15 to celebrate the 2018 World Series championship. Cora has criticized the way the Trump administration has dealt with the recovery efforts in his native Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in 2017. "There's a few things that have come up in the last 10 days about Puerto Rico," Cora said.
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Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora reconsidering White House visit

Puerto Rico native Alex Cora isn't so sure he'll accompany the World Series champions due to the Trump administration's response to Hurricane Maria.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Red Sox's Cora hedges on White House visit

Red Sox manager Alex Cora, a Puerto Rico native who has been outspoken about its need for hurricane relief, indicated on Thursday that he may skip the World Series celebration at the White House over President Trump's policies toward the island.
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