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New Tom Clancy video game gives realistic look at a battered Washington D.C.

Ubisoft released "Tom Clancy's The Division 2" for Microsoft Xbox, Sony PlayStation and Windows PCs. As an agent of the Strategic Homeland Division, you respond to an emergency at the unit's headquarters in the White House.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Washington, White House, Ubisoft, Usa Today, Tom Clancy, Microsoft Xbox Sony, Strategic Homeland Division


A big hand for Beto O'Rourke and his amazing waving arms

The Democratic 2020 presidential candidate has already made a big impression – with his meme-worthy hand movements Beto O’Rourke addresses supporters in Iowa. ‘I’ve never seen so much hand movement,’ said Donald Trump. Photograph: Stephen Maturen/AFP/Getty Images Beto O’Rourke’s freshly announced 2020 White House run has been dismissed as vainglorious by some, but it generated significant excitement among others attracted by media hype and his undoubted charisma. None of that excitement, howe...
Tags: Texas, News, Jimmy Fallon, White House, Cnn, Iowa, Donald Trump, Trevor Noah, Dad, BETO, Trump, Rourke, O'Rourke, Stephen Maturen, Beto O'Rourke


Trump Blockade of Huawei Fizzles In European 5G Rollout

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: Last summer, the Trump administration started a campaign to convince its European allies to bar China's Huawei from their telecom networks. Bolstered by the success of similar efforts in Australia and New Zealand, the White House sent envoys to European capitals with warnings that Huawei's gear would open a backdoor for Chinese spies. The U.S. even threatened to cut off intelligence sharing if Europe ignored its advice. So far, not a single Eur...
Tags: Europe, Australia, White House, China, Germany, Nokia, Tech, Bloomberg, Edward Snowden, Italy, New Zealand, Huawei, National Security Agency, Ericsson, Trump, Samsung Electronics Co


New Zealand shooting: Brenton Tarrant charged after 50 killed in attacks on two mosques in Christchurch

New Zealand shooting: 49 killed across two mosques​ PM Jacinda Ardern vows to change gun laws Suspect appears in court charged with murder Everything we know about the shooter Brenton Tarrant The victims: Afghan refugee viewed country as 'slice of paradise' Tech giants told 'enough is enough' after shooting live-streamed  Everything we know so far about the Christchurch attacks The main suspect in mass shootings at two New Zealand mosques was charged with one count of murder on S...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, UK, London, News, Instagram, Wales, Australia, White House, India, US, Afghanistan, Hungary, West, Canada


Can Florida save its prized Everglades from climate change destruction?

Half of all Floridians will live underwater by the end of the century, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s predictions. In her disheartening article in The Guardian, researcher and author of Rising, Elizabeth Grant instructs Floridians to flip a coin – tails and your home is headed under the sea. Overpopulation, unsustainable development and sea level rise also threaten to destroy Florida’s famous Everglades, but the newly elected Republican Governor, Ron DeSantis...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Design, Congress, Climate Change, Environment, Sea Level Rise, Sustainable Development, Caribbean, Water Quality, Wetlands, Cayman Islands, Everglades, Restoration, Steve Davis, Everglades National Park


Here's a running list of all the ways climate change has altered Earth in 2019

Earth is now the warmest it's been in some 120,000 years. Eighteen of the last 19 years have been the warmest on record. And concentrations of carbon dioxide -- a potent greenhouse gas -- are likely the highest they've been in 15 million years. The consequences of such a globally-disrupted climate are many, and it's understandably difficult to keep track. To help, here's a list of climate-relevant news that has transpired in 2019, from historically unprecedented disappearances of...
Tags: Texas, Science, California, Washington, White House, China, India, New York City, Nasa, Earth, Afghanistan, United States, Harvard University, International Space Station, House, Antarctica


Happy St Patrick's Day 2019! Facts, history and how to celebrate the Irish date

Erin go bragh! St Patrick's Day is here, with events in honour of the patron saint of Ireland taking place across the globe this weekend. Recognised annually since the 1700s, the people of Ireland celebrate their heritage and culture on St Patrick's Day, with the day growing as a commercial occasion rather than a religious event in recent years. While Ireland embraces its patron saint day by holding vibrant, green parades, wearing shamrocks and flying Irish flags more than usual, celebra...
Tags: Asia, Europe, New York, London, News, Wales, Australia, Washington, White House, Boston, US, Chicago, Britain, Ireland, United Kingdom, Manhattan


'Trump of the Tropics': Five things you should know about the Brazilian president's visit with Trump

Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil's controversial new president and Donald Trump admirer, visits the White House to talk trade, Venezuela and other issues.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, White House, Tropics, Brazil, Venezuela, Usa Today, Donald Trump, Trump, Jair Bolsonaro


Trump launches bizarre attack on 'crazy' Beto O'Rourke over his hand movements

Donald Trump has lambasted the latest Democrat to throw their name into a growing pool of 2020 White House hopefuls, questioning Beto O'Rourke's sanity and pointing out his hand gestures on Thursday. “Well I think he has got a lot of hand movements,” the president said during a White House meeting with Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. The president declined to comment on whether Mr O’Rourke was a stronger opponent than former Vice President Joe Biden, who has not yet launched a bid for the White ...
Tags: News, White House, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, BETO, Trump, Rourke, O'Rourke, Beto O Rourke, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar


AP Top Stories March 14 P

Here’s the latest for Thursday, March 14th: US Senate rejects Trump's national emergency; Former Texas Congressman, Beto O’Rourke, announces his 2020 bid for the White House; UK Parliament votes to ask EU to delay Brexit; A scientific mission retrieves underwater drone from depths of Indian Ocean.            [Author: AP]
Tags: UK, Texas, News, White House, Eu, Ap, US Senate, Indian Ocean, Trump, Beto O Rourke


Congress Overturns Trump's National Emergency Declaration To Build The Wall

The resolution sets up the likely first veto confrontation between Congress and the White House since President Trump took office.(Image credit: Evan Vucci/AP)
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Trump, Congress Overturns Trump


Trump vetoes measure to end his emergency declaration on border wall

The veto, made necessary after a strong and unusual rebuke from members of Trump's Republican party, capped a week that left Trump politically wounded, at least temporarily, as immigration and his signature promise of a wall become a flashpoint again in the 2020 presidential campaign. Congress is unlikely to muster the votes to override Trump's veto, a fact that left White House officials confident despite disappointment that it passed the Republican-controlled Senate at all. The bipartisan vo...
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, White House, Trump, Trump s Republican Party


Ahead of 2020, Trump returns to Ohio, GOP’s gem in Midwest

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is returning to the state that foretold his 2016 victory and serves as the linchpin of his re-election effort. Trump’s visit to Ohio on Wednesday marks his first trip to the state since last year’s midterm election campaign, when the state was a rare bright spot for Republicans in […]
Tags: News, Washington, Ap, Nation, Gop, Ohio, Donald Trump, Trump, Midwest, Nation & World Politics


Trump to host Netanyahu at White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will host Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (neh-ten-YAH’-hoo) at the White House next week. The president will welcome Netanyahu for his third White House visit since Trump took office, the White house said Wednesday. They will discuss Middle East issues in a meeting March 25 and Trump will host […]
Tags: News, Washington, White House, Ap, Nation, Middle East, Benjamin Netanyahu, Donald Trump, Trump, Netanyahu


‘All is not lost’: For many, Mueller is now an unlikely icon

Her family wanted a puppy, so Alicia Barnett dreamed they would find one that was smart, steady and a bit mysterious. She hoped their new addition could share a personality — and a name — with the man who has become her rather unlikely idol. At Christmas, her teenage son brought home a 10-week-old chocolate […]
Tags: News, Nation, Mueller, Nation & World Politics, Alicia Barnett


Donald Trump, White House condemn New Zealand mosque shooting in Christchurch

"The U.S. stands by New Zealand for anything we can do," Donald Trump says.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, White House, New Zealand, Usa Today, Donald Trump, Christchurch


Trump says tariffs on China could stay to ensure compliance

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says if the U.S. gets a trade deal with China, tariffs could stay in place for some time to ensure Beijing “lives by the deal.” Trump said Wednesday the White House was discussing keeping tariffs for a “substantial period of time,” adding that China has had “problems living by […]
Tags: Business, News, Washington, White House, China, Ap, Beijing, Donald Trump, Trump


Crucial animal protection laws for the sage grouse being eliminated by the White House

The White House is eliminating crucial animal protection laws for the sage grouse. The protections, originally put in place by President Barack Obama, are being rolled back to open millions of acres of land for gas and oil development. Conservationists warn the move could land the sage grouse back on the endangered species list. The Donald Trump administration’s new plan targets 8.7 million acres of Sagebrush Focal Areas, an important habitat for the sage grouse and hundreds of other wildlife. ...
Tags: Politics, New York, Design, News, Abc, Washington, White House, Animals, America, Barack Obama, Endangered Species, Interior Department, Donald Trump, Trump, Dakotas, Bernhardt


Kellyanne Sides With Trump: ‘You Think He Should Just Take That Sitting Down?’

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway picked her boss over her husband Wednesday, asking a reporter incredulously if President Donald Trump was expected to “just take that sitting down?” “He left it alone for months out of respect for me,” Conway told Politico. “But you think he shouldn’t respond when somebody, a non-medical professional accuses him of having a mental disorder? You think he should just take that sitting down?” “Don’t play psychiatrist any more than George should be,” she con...
Tags: News, White House, Politico, Donald Trump, Trump, George, Conway, Kellyanne Conway, Kellyanne, George Conway, Kate Riga, Kellyanne Sides With Trump


NY AG: Trump Turned Foundation Into Wing Of His White House Campaign

NEW YORK (AP) — Insider testimony, emails and other evidence show President Donald Trump turned his charitable foundation into a wing of his White House campaign, New York’s attorney general said in a new court filing Thursday. State Attorney General Letitia James, a Democrat, detailed her case against the foundation in a 37-page court filing in a lawsuit that seeks $2.8 million in restitution and an order banning Trump and his three eldest children from running any New York charities for 10 y...
Tags: New York, News, White House, NFL, Ap, Iowa, Deutsche Bank, Fox News, Donald Trump, Megyn Kelly, James, Trump, Corey Lewandowski, Lewandowski, Palm Beach Florida, Trump Organization


'I don't trust some computer to drive me around': Trump reportedly says he'd never get in a 'crazy' driverless car

Four sources told the news website Axios that President Donald Trump had a deep mistrust of driverless cars. Trump sometimes imagines scenes in which the cars veer out of control, Axios said. As Axios noted, Trump's administration has largely taken a "hands-off approach" to regulating the rapidly changing self-driving technology, but one source reportedly said Trump could be spurred into action to make the regulatory landscape much tougher for autonomous vehicles. President Donald Trump is no...
Tags: Elon Musk, White House, Softbank, Samsung, Trends, Tesla, Toyota, Donald Trump, Southwest, Trump, Elaine Chao, Axios




Yesterday’s Scandal, Today’s Mandate: Antis Embraces Operation Choke Point as Policy

Opinion U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) unabashedly embraced the tactics behind one of the most shameful policies of the Obama era, openly using the guise of her federal authority to berate and not so subtly threaten a bank for lawfully serving businesses that don’t reflect her political views. While the media did their best to protect Barack Obama and his administration from any hint of scandal, two gun related issues man...
Tags: Guns, Obama, Congress, White House, America, Barack Obama, Fbi, House, Wells Fargo, Nra, Sloan, House Financial Services Committee, OCP, Maloney, Carolyn Maloney, Gun Rights News


Beto O’Rourke says he raised $6.1M online in 1st 24 hours

WASHINGTON (AP) — Beto O’Rourke’s Democratic presidential campaign says he raised more than $6 million online during the first 24 hours after he announced his White House bid last week. O’Rourke spokesman Chris Evans tweeted Monday the “record-breaking” $6.1 million came “without a dime” from political action committees, corporations or special interests. The $6.1 million […]
Tags: News, Washington, White House, Ap, Nation, Chris Evans, Rourke, Beto O'Rourke


AP Source: Cup champion Capitals to visit White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — A person with direct knowledge of the decision says the Washington Capitals will go to the White House on Monday to celebrate their Stanley Cup championship. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the team had not announced the decision. The Capitals will continue the NHL’s […]
Tags: News, Washington, White House, Sports, Ap, Nation, Associated Press, Hockey, NHL, Washington Capitals


President Trump chooses retired Delta executive to lead the Federal Aviation Administration

The White House says President Donald Trump will nominate former Delta Air Lines executive Steve Dickson to lead the Federal Aviation Administration.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, White House, Delta, Usa Today, Donald Trump, Federal Aviation Administration, Delta Air Lines, Trump, Steve Dickson


Trump rails against 'husband from hell' George Conway

President Trump on Wednesday lobbed fresh insults at the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway.
Tags: News, White House, Trump, George Conway


Gillibrand officially in 2020 race, could Biden soon follow?

And then there was one more. And maybe one more still to come? The large crop of Democrats who want to be president grew, technically, when New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand changed her status Sunday from exploring a 2020 White House run to becoming a full-fledged candidate. She’d spent more than a month visiting states […]
Tags: New York, News, White House, Nation, Biden, Kirsten Gillibrand, Gillibrand


NYC Councilman: Kushner Firm Flouted Rules, Endangered Tenants

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City councilman accused the Kushner family real estate company on Tuesday of putting tenants in danger by allowing several of its buildings to avoid safety inspections. New York Oversight Committee Chair Ritchie Torres said his investigation showed that the firm once run by President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, has been renting apartments to hundreds of tenants in nine buildings with certificates of occupancy that expired months or years ago. Torres al...
Tags: New York, News, White House, New York City, Ap, Manhattan, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, East Village, Torres, Buildings Department, Aaron Carr, Kushner, Department of Buildings, Jared Kushner


Trump appointee completes month of public housing stays

NEW YORK (AP) — Since she took over as President Donald Trump’s top housing official in the New York City area, Lynne Patton has been criticized for bringing a reality TV approach to what’s traditionally been a bureaucratic job. She’s feuded with journalists, calling one White House reporter “Miss Piggy .” On Twitter, she tosses […]
Tags: New York, News, White House, New York City, Ap, Nation, Donald Trump, Lynne Patton



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