Bloglikes - Politics https://www.bloglikes.com/c/politics en-US Sat, 19 Jan 2019 19:37:29 +0000 Sat, 06 Apr 2013 00:00:00 +0000 FeedWriter Women protest in hundreds of U.S. cities for third straight year https://news.yahoo.com/women-march-hundreds-u-cities-third-straight-110550608.html Women protest in hundreds of U.S. cities for third straight yearWomen's March, a national nonprofit organization that evolved from the initial Washington march, again hosted its main event in Washington, with hundreds of "sister" marches in other cities. "There is definitely huge, huge focus on the 2020 elections," said March On's Natalie Sanchez, an organizer of the 2017 Boston Women's March who is also with March Forward Massachusetts, which organized Saturday's march there. U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, who launched her bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination this week, addressed the women's march in Des Moines, Iowa, the state that holds the first nominating contest and acts as a proving ground for White House hopefuls.


]]> Sat, 19 Jan 2019 14:03:04 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Science Washington White House Boston Massachusetts Kirsten Gillibrand DES MOINES Iowa Natalie Sanchez U.S. Rep. Brad Sherman to host his first Valley townhall of the year https://www.dailynews.com/2019/01/19/u-s-rep-brad-sherman-to-host-his-first-valley-townhall-of-the-year/ Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Sherman Oaks, will be hosting is his first townhall of the year today.

The townhall comes amid a backdrop of a government shutdown, a teachers strike, concerns over recent fire disaster assistance, Hollywood Burbank Airport noise and other issues.

With a new majority Democratic Congress, Sherman and Rep. Al Green of Texas, recently re-introduced articles of impeachment against President Trump.

Sherman’s staff will be on hand to help constituents with immigration, IRS, Social Security and Medicare, and other issues involving federal agencies.

The Valley Town Hall Meeting will take place from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Chatsworth High School, 10027 Lurline Avenue, Chatsworth.

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Washington Democratic Party chair on Howard Schultz presidential run: “Just. Don’t.” https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/washington-democratic-party-chair-on-howard-schultz-presidential-run-just-dont/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=RSS_all
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President Trump Is Expected to Announce DACA Protections in Exchange for Border Wall Funding to End Shutdown http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/time/topstories/~3/Z9-L5Co50OU/ Sat, 19 Jan 2019 13:47:38 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs News White House Uncategorized Trump Onetime Border Wall Funding Trump to offer temporary protections for undocumented ‘dreamers’ in exchange for $5.7 billion for border wall, GOP officials say https://www.dailynews.com/2019/01/19/trump-to-offer-temporary-protections-for-undocumented-dreamers-in-exchange-for-5-7-billion-for-border-wall-gop-officials-say/ President Trump is planning to make a new offer Saturday to Democrats aimed at ending the 29-day partial government shutdown that would extend deportation protections for some immigrants in exchange for $5.7 billion in border wall funding, according to Republican officials.

The president’s proposal, which he is expected to announce at the White House at 4 p.m., is designed to ramp up pressure on Democrats by offering a reprieve on his attempts to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for immigrants from some Latin American and African nations.

Under the new proposal, the administration would allow those programs to continue – addressing a key concern of Democrats and some moderate Republicans.

It’s not clear, however, whether the offer would be enough to break an impasse that has resulted in 800,000 federal workers to be furloughed and numerous government agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security, to operate at minimal staffing levels.

The shutdown is now the longest in history.

The two officials described the proposal on condition of anonymity to freely discuss the offer, with the caveat that planning has remained fluid and nothing is firm until Trump’s announcement.

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Reports: Trump May Offer Dems Concessions In Exchange For Wall Money https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/reports-trump-may-make-offer-to-dems-for-border-wall-money President Donald Trump may offer his support for certain Democratic policy goals in exchange for border wall funds during remarks from the White House Saturday, CNN and Axios reported Friday and Saturday, respectively.

Congressional Democrats have insisted that Trump reopen the government before any such negotiations, but according to the reports, Trump may offer the policy concessions in a statement from the White House Saturday afternoon, one that he hyped in a tweet Friday. The remarks, initially scheduled for 3 p.m. ET, have since been pushed back to 4 p.m.

Trump’s Jan. 8 address from the Oval Office, which aired live in prime time on all major networks, contained little new information or potential paths out of the government shutdown he initiated with a last-minute call for billions in border wall funds.

Aspects of the reports clash somewhat: CNN reported, citing an unnamed senior administration official, that the plan to offer Democrats certain concessions in exchange for border wall money “is not based on negotiations with Democrats,” in the network’s words.

Axios, citing unnamed White House officials, reported that the planned concessions were the result of discussions between White House adviser Jared Kushner, Vice President Mike Pence and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) but added, in the website’s words: “McConnell did not try to write the bill for them; this bill is the culmination of Kushner and Pence’s conversations with some Democrats and an inventory of proposals they discussed.”

CNN did not report on any specifics of what Trump might offer. Axios reported that Trump would offer temporary deportation relief for undocumented people otherwise eligible for the DACA program and the extension of legal status for those with Temporary Protected Status.

In exchange, per Axios, Trump will again demand $5.7 billion in funds to construct a border wall.

[Author: Matt Shuham]

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Women’s March Returns To DC, Other Cities https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/womens-march-returns-to-dc-dozens-of-other-cities-nationwide WASHINGTON (AP) — The Women’s March returned to Washington on Saturday and found itself coping with an ideological split and an abbreviated route due to the government shutdown.

The original march in 2017, the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, drew hundreds of thousands of people. The exact size of the turnout remains subject to a politically charged debate, but it’s generally regarded as the largest Washington protest since the Vietnam era.

Organizer this year submitted a permit application estimating that up to 500,000 people would participate, but the actual turnout was expected to be far lower. Parallel marches were planned in dozens of U.S. cities.

The original plan called for participants to gather on the National Mall. But with the forecast calling for snow and freezing rain and the National Park Service no longer plowing the snow, organizers changed the march’s location and route to start at Freedom Plaza, a few blocks from the White House, and head down Pennsylvania Avenue past the Trump International Hotel.

This year’s march has been roiled by an intense ideological debate.

In November, Teresa Shook, one of the movement’s founders, accused the four main leaders of the national march organization of anti-Semitism. The accusation was leveled at two primary leaders: Linda Sarsour, a Palestinian-American who has criticized Israeli policy, and Tamika Mallory, who has maintained an association with Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.

Shook, a retired lawyer from Hawaii, has been credited with sparking the movement by creating a Facebook event that went viral and snowballed into the massive protest on Jan. 21, 2017. In a Facebook post, she claimed Sarsour and Mallory, along with fellow organizers Bob Bland and Carmen Perez, had “steered the Movement away from its true course” and called for all four to step down.

The four march organizers have denied the charge, but Sarsour has publicly expressed regret that they were not “faster and clearer in helping people understand our values.”

Despite pleas for unity, an alternate women’s march has sprung up in protest and planned a parallel rally in New York on Saturday a few blocks away from the official New York Women’s March protest.

[Author: Matt Shuham]

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Trump to offer Dreamers protection in bid to fund wall and end shutdown – report https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jan/19/donald-trump-government-shutdown-deal-democrats-white-house-address
  • President will speak at 4pm eastern time
  • Democrats unmoved over wall demand
  • Donald Trump is due to address the nation on Saturday afternoon. According to reports, he will not declare a national emergency over conditions at the southern border but will instead lay out details of a deal the White House believes can end the partial government shutdown, which is now a record 29 days old.

    Related: 'A death sentence': migrant caravan member killed in Honduras after US sent him back

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    President Trump Says Relations With North Korea ‘Are Going Very Well’ http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/time/topstories/~3/T9vEX4PFs3o/ Sat, 19 Jan 2019 13:09:46 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs News North Korea White House Uncategorized Trump Onetime Hundreds join London Women's March to protest austerity https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jan/19/womens-march-london-against-austerity-protesters-worldwide Demonstrators march in solidarity with 89 other protests worldwide to improve quality of women’s lives

    Propelled by a mass public rendition of Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves and accompanied by a thudding police helicopter overhead, hundreds of protesters rallied in central London on Saturday in solidarity with an estimated 89 Women’s Marches worldwide.

    “Today is about improving the living and working conditions of women”, said organiser Shola Mos-Shogbamimu, a lawyer and activist. “On the ground and in the data, it is proven that austerity is disproportionately affecting women, especially vulnerable women. Brexit has stolen from us.”

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    Sat, 19 Jan 2019 13:01:09 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Gender Politics London Activism Women UK News Women in politics Brexit Shola Mos Shogbamimu
    The wolf of no-deal Brexit – cartoon https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/picture/2019/jan/19/the-wolf-of-no-deal-brexit-cartoon Unscrupulous business interests slaver at the prospect of crashing out of Europe

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    Sat, 19 Jan 2019 13:00:22 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Europe Politics European Union UK News World news Foreign Policy Article 50 Brexit
    Reports: Trump May Make Public Offer To Dems For Border Wall Money https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/reports-trump-may-make-offer-to-dems-for-border-wall-money President Donald Trump may offer his support for certain Democratic policy goals in exchange for border wall funds, CNN and Axios reported Friday and Saturday, respectively.

    Congressional Democrats have insisted that Trump re-open the government before any such negotiations, but according to the reports, Trump may offer the policy concessions in a statement from the White House Saturday afternoon, one that he hyped in a tweet Friday.

    Key aspects of the reports clash somewhat, though: CNN reported, citing an unnamed senior administration official, that the plan to offer Democrats certain concessions in exchange for border wall money “is not based on negotiations with Democrats,” in the network’s words.

    Axios, citing unnamed White House officials, reported that the planned concessions were the result of discussions between White House adviser Jared Kushner, Vice President Mike Pence and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) but added, in the website’s words: “McConnell did not try to write the bill for them; this bill is the culmination of Kushner and Pence’s conversations with some Democrats and an inventory of proposals they discussed.”

    CNN did not report on any specifics of what Trump might offer. Axios reported that Trump would offer temporary deportation relief for undocumented people otherwise eligible for the DACA program and the extension of legal status for those with Temporary Protected Status.

    In exchange, per Axios, Trump will again demand $5.7 billion in funds to construct a border wall.

    [Author: Matt Shuham]

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    President Trump Praises Robert Mueller for Disputing BuzzFeed Report http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/time/topstories/~3/xWBxdBobvIA/ Sat, 19 Jan 2019 12:17:52 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs News White House Uncategorized Trump Mueller Robert Mueller Onetime Russia Investigation The Striking Contradictions of Richard Nixon’s Inauguration 50 Years Ago, as Observed by Hunter S. Thompson http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/time/topstories/~3/2pBQO8Ikodg/ Sat, 19 Jan 2019 12:00:24 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs News White House Uncategorized Hunter S Thompson Hunter Thompson Richard Nixon Crowds roll in for third annual Women’s March in downtown Los Angeles https://www.dailynews.com/2019/01/19/throngs-roll-in-for-third-annual-womens-march-in-downtown-los-angeles/ Southern Californians gathered Saturday morning for the third annual Women’s March Los Angeles.

    The event, expected by its organizers to draw 200,000 attendees, will last until 4 pm.

    Gloria Ariana kicks off the event with a Tongva blessing and a call to attention of missing indigenous women. Even a plug for an indigenous culture-seeped charter school. Lots of empty space on Hill St pic.twitter.com/onC0aU8GZh

    — Ariella Plachta (@AriPlachta) January 19, 2019

    The third annual march, whose theme is “Truth to Power,” kicks off with a Tongva blessing at 8:30 a.m. at Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles. A program with guest speakers begins at 9 a.m., and participants proceed to Los Angeles City Hall beginning at 10 a.m.

    Related: To elude the parking challenges, here’s how to get to the Women’s March LA, Jan. 19, using public transportation

    Guest speakers are expected to include Laverne Cox, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti and Rep. Katie Hill (D-Calif.), first partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Connie Britton, Laura Dern, Nicole Richie, Gloria Allred and Adam Rippon.

    The movement was sparked two years ago by the inauguration of Donald Trump as president drew an estimated 750,000 people to the streets of LA on January 20 in 2017. Sister marches are scheduled for Saturday in cities across the country, including Washington, D.C and New York.

    Demonstrators from Long Beach roll into Downtown Los Angeles for the Women’s March early Saturday. Photo: Hunter Lee, SCNG

    Soon thereafter, the #MeToo movement flourished, challenging a culture that allowed sexual violence and gender double standards to endure. The subsequent boost to women as civic leaders is perhaps the most important force in today’s American politics.

    Related Articles

    Today, marchers are expected to demonstrate in cities across the nation, from Washington DC to New York to Denver to San Francisco. Southern California events are set for Los Angeles, Santa Ana, Redondo Beach and Riverside, among other cities.

    Some expect turnout to fall significantly this year following months of controversy surrounding inclusivity, alleged anti-Semitism and homophobia that have plagued DC Women’s March leaders.

    Founding leader Linda Sarsour, who is Palestinian, has come under fire for comments deemed anti-Semitic and co-founder Tamika Mallory has been the subject of harsh criticism in recent weeks for her relationship with Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.

    Related: Everything you need to know about the 2019 Women’s March LA on Jan. 19

    In a prominently posted marker on the Women’s March LA website, the group distanced itself from Women’s March Inc. in an apparent effort to separate itself from the larger New York City-based group.

    “We are aware of the recent concern about the perceived support of Louis Farrakhan, whose statements about Jewish, queer and trans people are not aligned with the Women’s March Unity Principles. Women’s March LA (WMLA) strongly denounces these statements and recognizes the pain they have caused for the Jewish and LGBTQIA+ communities,” it read.

    Women’s March LA executive director Emiliana Guereca also warned in recent interviews of “march fatigue” given the preceding weeks of a partial federal government shutdown and LAUSD teachers strike rocking the Los Angeles.

    Related: Women’s March 2019 (here’s where to go in Southern California) has some big shoes to fill

     

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    Thousands pack streets of downtown Los Angeles for third annual Women’s March https://www.dailynews.com/2019/01/19/throngs-roll-in-for-third-annual-womens-march-in-downtown-los-angeles/ Thousands of demonstrators streamed onto Hill Street in front of downtown’s Pershing Square on Saturday morning for the third annual Women’s March Los Angeles.

    The crowd cheered and waved signs as a slate of speakers delivered messages of women’s empowerment and social justice. Speakers touched on a wide range of issues from LGBTQ and trans rights to collective bargaining and the LAUSD teachers’ strike.

    “The work you did got the most women ever elected to Congress,” Rep. Katie Hill, D-California, told the growing crowd, expected by organizers to reach as many as 200,000 people.

    Referencing the partial government shutdown, Hill added, “We can’t move forward with healthcare for everyone unless we get back to work.”

    With a theme of “Truth to Power,” the event kicked off with a Tongva blessing at 8:30 a.m. that included a call to attention of missing indigenous women.

    Crowds gather in Los Angeles’ Pershing Square early Saturday for the third annual Women’s March. (Photo by Hunter Lee, Daily News/SCNG)

    State Assemblywoman Wendy Carrillo, D-Los Angeles, called herself “a girl from Boyle Heights.” And she called on marchers to vote out President Trump in 2020.

    “Don’t wait for anyone to tap you on the shoulder and tell you it’s your turn,” Carrillo said. “We need you to have a seat at the table.”

    Participants started marching to Los Angeles City Hall shortly after 10 a.m., carrying signs with messages such as “The tide is turning” and “Stronger together.”

    Speeches are expected to continue after the march, with guest speakers slated to include Laverne Cox, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, first partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Connie Britton, Laura Dern, Nicole Richie, Gloria Allred and Adam Rippon.

    Related: To elude the parking challenges, here’s how to get to the Women’s March LA, Jan. 19, using public transportation

    The movement, sparked two years ago by the inauguration of Donald Trump as president, drew an estimated 750,000 people to the streets of LA on Jan. 20, 2017.

    Demonstrators from Long Beach roll into Downtown Los Angeles for the Women’s March early Saturday. Photo: Hunter Lee, SCNG

    Soon thereafter, the #MeToo movement flourished, challenging a culture that allowed sexual violence and gender double standards to endure. The subsequent boost to women as civic leaders is perhaps the most important force in today’s American politics.

    Related Articles

    Today, marchers are demonstrating in cities across the nation, from Washington, D.C. to New York to Denver to San Francisco. Southern California events are underway in Los Angeles, Santa Ana, Redondo Beach and Riverside, among other cities.

    Some expect turnout to fall significantly this year following months of controversy surrounding inclusivity, alleged anti-Semitism and homophobia that have plagued DC Women’s March leaders.

    Founding leader Linda Sarsour, who is Palestinian, has come under fire for comments deemed anti-Semitic and co-founder Tamika Mallory has been the subject of harsh criticism in recent weeks for her relationship with Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.

    One speaker Saturday morning, Marwa Rifahie, addressed the topic by calling it a distraction from the issues at hand.

    Related: Everything you need to know about the 2019 Women’s March LA on Jan. 19

    In a prominently posted marker on the Women’s March LA website, the group distanced itself from Women’s March Inc. in an apparent effort to separate itself from the larger New York City-based group.

    “We are aware of the recent concern about the perceived support of Louis Farrakhan, whose statements about Jewish, queer and trans people are not aligned with the Women’s March Unity Principles. Women’s March LA (WMLA) strongly denounces these statements and recognizes the pain they have caused for the Jewish and LGBTQIA+ communities,” it read.

    Women’s March LA executive director Emiliana Guereca also warned in recent interviews of “march fatigue” given the preceding weeks of a partial federal government shutdown and LAUSD teachers strike rocking the Los Angeles.

    Related: Women’s March 2019 (here’s where to go in Southern California) has some big shoes to fill

     

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    Donald Trump hails 'incredible' meeting with North Korean envoy https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jan/19/trump-incredible-meeting-north-korean-envoy-kim-jong-un
  • President says ‘ a lot of progress’ made at White House talks
  • Meeting with Kim Jong-un likely by end of February
  • Donald Trump said on Saturday he had “an incredible” meeting with North Korea’s nuclear envoy, Kim Yong-chol, and the two sides had made “a lot of progress”.

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    Starmer: Labour 'must keep open' option of second referendum https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/jan/19/brexit-labour-must-keep-open-option-of-second-referendum Shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer says remain option should be on ballot paper

    Labour must keep open the option of a second EU referendum with remain on the ballot paper, Keir Starmer has said.

    After Theresa May’s Brexit deal was overwhelmingly voted down on Tuesday, leaving Labour as potential kingmakers in shaping the nature of Britain’s exit from the European Union, the shadow Brexit secretary said Labour must either instruct the government to negotiate a close economic relationship with the EU based on a customs union, or campaign for a further public vote.

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    Sat, 19 Jan 2019 11:04:40 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Europe Politics Eu European Union UK News World news Britain Theresa May Foreign Policy Labour Tom Watson Keir Starmer Brexit Starmer
    Trump explains toughest thing he's had to do as President http://rss.cnn.com/~r/rss/cnn_topstories/~3/aZ84qXNdFRQ/trump-talks-to-reporters-sot-vpx.cnn ]]> Sat, 19 Jan 2019 10:29:45 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs News White House Stories Trump South Lawn Dover Air Force I will ignore... and resist... http://althouse.blogspot.com/2019/01/i-will-ignore-and-resist.html "The Strange Persistent Troubling Russian Hang-Up of Donald Trump":
    I will ignore the hermetic sealing of Trump’s personality against decency, and resist the temptation to riff on Abraham Lincoln’s brooding portrait in the White House dining room above the buffoon in chief with his burgers, to ask a simple question: If President Donald Trump is a Russian asset, what would he be working to achieve?
    I'm just into examining that as a sentence because, as the post title reveals, I am exasperated with the get-Trump enterprise.
    But let me say something about punctuation. The commas after "decency" and "burgers" are not right, especially if you're going to be as comma-averse as to write "The Strange Persistent Troubling Russian Hang-Up of Donald Trump."
    And my resistance is not strong enough to keep me from saying if you're going to pontificate about strange persistent troubling hang-ups of Donald Trump, you need to pause now and then and consider  strange persistent troubling hang-ups about Donald Trump.
    By the way, I wonder whether some people — ordinary people who don't really want to have to follow politics too much — are going to be influenced in the 2020 election to vote against Trump just to help all the strangely persistently troublingly hung-up people.

    [Author: noreply@blogger.com (Ann Althouse)]

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    Trump Makes Second Ever Visit To Dover, Pays Tribute To Americans Killed In Syria https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/trump-visits-dover-pays-tribute-killed-in-syria JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. (AP) — President Donald Trump was paying tribute Saturday to the four Americans killed in a suicide bomb attack in Syria this week as he set off to Dover Air Force Base for the return of their remains.

    The trip was not listed on the president’s public schedule that was released Friday night, but he tweeted the news before his Saturday morning departure from the White House.

    “Will be leaving for Dover to be with the families of 4 very special people who lost their lives in service to our Country!” he wrote.

    The visit comes during a budget fight that has consumed Washington for the past month, shuttering parts of the federal government and leaving hundreds of thousands of workers without pay. Trump planned an announcement later Saturday that was expected to outline a deal the White House hopes might pave the way for the shutdown’s end.

    The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for Wednesday’s attack in the northern Syrian town of Manbij that came about a month after Trump had declared that the militants had been defeated and that he was withdrawing U.S. forces from the country.

    The attack highlighted the threat still posed by IS despite Trump’s assertion and could complicate that withdrawal plan. Some of his senior advisers have disagreed with the decision and have offered an evolving timetable for the removal of the approximately 2,000 U.S. troops.

    The bombing, which also wounded three U.S. troops, was the deadliest assault on U.S. forces in Syria since they went into the country in 2015.

    At least 16 people were killed, and the dead were said to have included a number of fighters with the Syrian Democratic Forces, who have fought alongside the Americans against IS.

    The Pentagon has identified three of the four Americans killed:

    —Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jonathan R. Farmer, 37, of Boynton Beach, Florida, who was based at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

    —Navy Chief Cryptologic Technician (Interpretive) Shannon M. Kent, 35, of Pine Plains, New York, and based at Fort Meade, Maryland.

    —civilian Scott A. Wirtz from St. Louis.

    The Pentagon hasn’t identified the fourth casualty, a civilian contractor.

    During a visit Thursday to the Defense Department, Trump cited the fallen when he expressed his “deepest condolences to the families of the brave American heroes who laid down their lives yesterday in selfless service to our nation.” He called them “great, great people. We will never forget their noble and immortal sacrifice.”

    Trump has made one other visit to Dover during his presidency, soon after taking office. On Feb. 1, 2017, Trump honored the returning remains of a U.S. Navy SEAL killed in a raid in Yemen. Chief Special Warfare Operator William “Ryan” Owens, a 36-year-old from Peoria, Illinois, was the first known U.S. combat casualty since Trump became president.

    Over the past month, Trump and others have appeared to adjust the Syria pullout timeline, and U.S. officials have suggested it will likely take several months to safely withdraw American forces from Syria.

    In a Dec. 19 tweet announcing the withdrawal, Trump had said, “We have defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason for being there during the Trump Presidency.” He said the troops would begin coming home “now.” That plan triggered immediate pushback from military leaders and led to the resignation of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis.

    In discussing the withdrawal decision, Trump has repeatedly spoken about how much he dislikes making calls and writing letters to the families of those killed while serving overseas.

    “It’s time to get our soldiers out, and it’s time to get our young people out,” Trump said during a post-Christmas visit to Ayn al-Asad Airbase is an Iraqi. “I don’t like sending those letters home to parents, saying that your young man or your young woman has been killed. … We’ve been doing it long enough.”

    Manbij is the main town on the westernmost edge of Syrian territory held by the U.S.-backed Syrian Kurds, running along the border with Turkey. Mixed Kurdish-Arab Syrian forces liberated Manbij from IS in 2016 with help from the U.S.-led coalition.

    But Kurdish control of the town infuriated Turkey, which views the main U.S. Kurdish ally, the YPG militia, as “terrorists” linked to Kurdish insurgents on its own soil.

    Trump reinforced his withdrawal decision during a meeting with about a half-dozen GOP senators late Wednesday at the White House.

    Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, who was at the meeting, told reporters on a conference call that the president remained “steadfast” in his decision not to stay in Syria – or Afghanistan – “forever.” But the senator did not disclose the latest thinking on the withdrawal timeline.

    Paul said Trump told the group, “We’re not going to continue the way we’ve done it.”

    [Author: Kate Riga]

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    President Trump to Pay Tribute to 4 Americans Killed in Syria at Dover Air Force Base http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/time/topstories/~3/YFA_4pQuGyI/ Sat, 19 Jan 2019 09:22:35 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs News White House Uncategorized Syria Trump Dover Air Force Base Onetime Women around the world march against violence - live https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2019/jan/19/womens-march-2019-london-new-york-berlin-washington-dc-live Demonstrators gather for 80 events across 31 cities including London, Berlin and New York to protest violence against women and the gendered impact of austerity

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    Women’s March co-chair Tamika Mallory sparked more controversy in an interview that aired last night on PBS’s Firing Line, where she declined to say that Israel has a right to exist as a nation.

    “I feel everyone has a right to exist. I just don’t feel that anyone has a right to exist at the disposal of another group,” she said.

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    Demonstrators for the main march in Washington, DC are set to gather at 10am at Freedom Plaza, not far from the White House. The march will step off at 11am, and a rally with speeches is set to begin at noon.

    Organizers have released an agenda laying out a host of specific policy goals. The 71-page document endorses the universal healthcare program known as Medicare for All, and the Equal Rights Amendment, a constitutional amendment that would guarantee full legal equality for women.

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    Brexit: Labour 'must keep open' option of second referendum https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/jan/19/brexit-labour-must-keep-open-option-of-second-referendum Shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer says remain option should be on the ballot paper

    Labour must keep open the option of a second EU referendum with remain on the ballot paper, the shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer has said.

    After Theresa May’s Brexit deal was overwhelmingly voted down on Tuesday, leaving Labour as potential kingmakers in shaping the nature of Britain’s exit from the European Union, Starmer said Labour must either instruct the government to negotiate a close economic relationship with the EU based on a customs union, or campaign for a further public vote.

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    Donald Trump expected to outline shutdown deal offer in address to nation https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jan/19/donald-trump-government-shutdown-deal-democrats-white-house-address
  • President will speak at 3pm eastern time
  • Democrats unmoved over wall demand
  • Donald Trump is due to address the nation on Saturday afternoon. According to reports, he will not declare a national emergency over conditions at the southern border but will instead lay out details of a deal the White House believes can end the partial government shutdown, which is now a record 29 days old.

    Related: How Trump has changed America in two years

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    Sat, 19 Jan 2019 07:55:12 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Republicans White House America World news US news US politics House Of Representatives US Senate Nancy Pelosi US Congress Donald Trump Trump Trump Administration
    The White House And Congress React To The Explosive Cohen Allegations https://www.npr.org/2019/01/19/686830489/the-white-house-and-congress-react-to-the-explosive-cohen-allegations?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=storiesfromnpr President Trump's ex-lawyer has pleaded guilty to lying to Congress about a Trump Tower project in Moscow. Now, a Buzzfeed report says he told investigators that Trump asked for that lie.

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    John Kelly shocked staff with speech 'hostile' to Trump, tell-all book reveals https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jan/19/john-kelly-donald-trump-cliff-sims-book Book by ex-White House aide Cliff Sims, seen by Guardian, says chief of staff indicated ‘country first, president second’ approach

    Former White House chief of staff John Kelly introduced himself to staff members with a speech that was “potentially hostile” to Donald Trump, according to a new memoir by a former Trump communications aide.

    Related: John Kelly: judge me on what Trump didn't do while I was chief of staff

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    Sat, 19 Jan 2019 06:00:14 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs White House Guardian Donald Trump John Kelly Trump Cliff Sims
    Give MPs free vote on Brexit options, says Sir John Major https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/jan/19/give-mps-free-vote-on-brexit-options-says-sir-john-major-theresa-may Ex-PM urges Theresa May to stage series of ‘indicative’ votes as way out of impasse

    Sir John Major has called for MPs to be allowed to have a free vote on a series of options to solve the unfolding Brexit crisis, saying he feared millions would be hurt if Britain crashed out of the EU with the wrong deal.

    The former prime minister called on Theresa May to stage a series of “indicative” votes in parliament to establish if any proposals could command a majority.

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    Sat, 19 Jan 2019 05:33:38 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Politics Eu European Union Conservatives UK News Britain Theresa May Foreign Policy John Major Brexit
    Trump government shutdown - live: President to make 'major announcement' on border dispute amid Mueller probe reports https://news.yahoo.com/trump-government-shutdown-live-president-101859999.html Trump government shutdown - live: President to make 'major announcement' on border dispute amid Mueller probe reportsDonald Trump is set to make a “major announcement” on the government shutdown and the US-Mexico border on Saturday afternoon as the standstill over funding for his proposed wall continues into its fifth week. The White House has not provided any details about what exactly the president will reveal at 3pm EST today (8pm UK time), but he is not expected to sign the national emergency declaration he has been threatening to use for several weeks. Mr Trump has been in a standoff with Democrats in Congress for the past 29 days after he refused to sign a government funding bill without $5.7 billion for his border wall.


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