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Graham: KY Kids Would Be Better Off If School Funds Are Diverted To Border Wall

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) speculated Sunday that middle schoolers in Kentucky who would otherwise benefit from Defense Department funds for school construction would be better off should that money be used for a border wall instead. Trump administration officials have said that, because President Donald Trump declared a national emergency on Friday, already-appropriated money designated for military construction will be available to build a wall on the southern border instead. CBS “Face The ...
Tags: News, Congress, Kentucky, Cbs News, Graham, Donald Trump, Defense Department, Trump, Dod, CBS Face the Nation, Sen Lindsey Graham R SC, Margaret Brennan, Matt Shuham


Nigerian Brothers Told Police They Were Paid by Jussie Smollett to Stage Attack (Report)

Law enforcement sources have revealed that Chicago police say new evidence suggests Jussie Smollett paid two men to orchestrate his hate crime assault, CNN reports.Meanwhile, a separate report from USA Today reveals that the two Nigerian brothers who were arrested Wednesday (Feb. 13) as “potential suspects” in the case—Abimbola “Abel” Osundairo and Olabinjo “Ola” Osundairo—told investigators that the Empire actor paid them to stage an attack on him.The brothers, Abimbola “Abel” Osundairo and Ola...
Tags: Celebs, Cbs News, Nigeria, Cnn, Chicago, United States, Pop Culture, Jazz, Usa Today, Empire, Lee Daniels, Jussie Smollett, Hare Airport, Daniels, Abel, Smollett


Chicago Police Sources Say Jussie Smollett Paid Two Men to Orchestrate Hate Crime Attack

Law enforcement sources have revealed that Chicago police say new evidence suggests Jussie Smollett paid two men to orchestrate his hate crime assault, CNN reports.CNN’s sources didn’t reveal the names of the two men, but it’s assumed that they’re the two Nigerian brothers who were arrested Wednesday (Feb. 13) as “potential suspects” in the caseThe brothers, Abimbola “Abel” Osundairo and Olabinjo “Ola” Osundairo, were released without charges Friday after Chicago police discovered new evidence a...
Tags: Celebs, Cbs News, Nigeria, Cnn, Chicago, United States, Pop Culture, Jazz, Empire, Lee Daniels, Jussie Smollett, Hare Airport, Daniels, Abel, Smollett, Jussie


Nigerian Brothers Arrested for Jussie Smollett Attack Are Friends With “Empire” Star, One Took Photo With Lee Daniels on Set

So this Jussie Smollett hate crime attack story just got a little more interesting.Chicago police reportedly identified the two Nigerian men who were detained this week as persons of interest in the alleged attack as brothers Abimbola “Abel” Osundairo and Olabinjo “Ola” Osundairo.Abel and Ola were reportedly taken into custody on Wednesday (Feb. 13) at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport not long after they arrived on a flight from Nigeria, where they had recently been “vacationing” since the attack. Coinc...
Tags: Celebs, Cbs News, Nigeria, Chicago, Pop Culture, Jazz, Arrested, Empire, Lee Daniels, Ola, Jussie Smollett, Hare Airport, Robin Roberts, Daniels, Abel, Eddie Johnson


DOJ Pushes Back On McCabe Claims In CBS Interview About Talk Of Removing Trump

The Justice Department said Thursday that ex-acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe gave an “inaccurate and factually incorrect” account in an soon-to-be-aired CBS News interview about 2017 discussions at the DOJ of recording President Trump. McCabe, according to how CBS News’ Scott Pelley described the interview Thursday, recalled to CBS News discussions at the Justice Department about invoking the 25th Amendment to remove Trump. The interview will air on 60 Minutes on Sunday evening. Those discu...
Tags: News, Cbs News, Fbi, New York Times, Cbs, Times, Doj, Justice Department, Trump, Tierney Sneed, McCabe, Comey, Mueller, Scott Pelley, Rosenstein, Dag


No collusion - big surprise...

Well, as this $30,000,000+ boondoggle winds down, it concludes what we all knew. There was no collusion between Trump and Russia. And, of course, meanwhile, dozens of glaringly obvious crimes by the Clinton cartel went ignored and will likely never be prosecuted. Some of those crimes WERE IN FACT election interference by laundering money to hire Russians to spy on Trump and fabricate evidence for warrants against him, on top of all the lies and destruction of evidence and conspiracies and vio...
Tags: Washington, Cbs News, Senate, Russia, Nbc News, Weapon, Senate Intelligence Committee, Political News and Discussion, Clinton, Trump, Dowd, Sen Richard Burr, Mueller, Burr, Ken Dilanian, John Santucci


The Monday Roundup: Representation matters, road diet deniers, Green New Deal, and more

Welcome to the week. Here are the most noteworthy items we came across in the past seven days… Bicycle riders are dangerous in Japan: This Japan News article says bicycle riders need more insurance because there are 2,500 collisions between bicycle riders and walkers each year and in 2017 there were 299 bicycle collisions where walkers were killed or severely wounded. Tandems and true love: Just in time for Valentine’s Day CBS News has a story about a couple that says their happy marriage ...
Tags: Japan, Texas, Minneapolis, California, Cbs News, Oregon, Sport, Features, Front Page, Cycling, House, Salem, Seattle, Reuters, ODOT, Japan News


Has Trump Found the Formula for 2020?

CBS News poll Trump 2019 State of the Union Speech U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- If the pollsters at CNN and CBS are correct, Donald Trump may have found the formula for winning a second term in 2020. His State of the Union address, say the two networks, met with the approval of 76 percent of all viewers — 97 percent of Republicans, 82 percent of independents and 30 percent of Democrats. Seventy-two percent agreed with the president's plans for securing the border with Mexico. Trump was not only u...
Tags: New York, Guns, Congress, California, Washington Post, Cbs News, Virginia, New York City, America, Bloomberg, Cnn, Gop, United States, House, Warren, Cbs


Tax bill troubles created by the GOP tax bill

This tax filing season is a troubling and troublesome one for millions of filers. They're dealing with major tax law changes which many are finding have adversely affected their expected tax refund amounts. Things are slowly getting back to normal at the Internal Revenue Service following the recent federal government shutdown. Some quick indicators that more IRS workers are back include my email box getting more messages from the agency, more updates on IRS.gov and reports on how well (o...
Tags: Taxes, Congress, Cbs News, White House, Gop, Vox, Irs, House Senate, Internal Revenue Service, Matthew Yglesias, Yglesias, Government Accountability Office, The IRS, Irina Ivanova, TCJA


After Wells Fargo Outage, Customers Say Direct Deposits Aren't Showing Up

Long-time Slashdot reader TheHawke writes that smoke at a data center triggered embarrassing an outage at America's third-largest bank. CBS News reports: Wells Fargo said that a systems outage prevented some customers from using its ATMs and mobile and online banking services, promising to reverse any fees people incurred because of the disruption. Although the bank said the issue was largely resolved on Thursday, customers said they were still having problems accessing their accounts on Friday...
Tags: Cbs News, America, Tech, Wells Fargo, Slashdot, Tim Sloan, TheHawke


Hundreds Rally For Their Right To Not Vaccinate Their Children

CBS News reports that as Washington state confronts a measles outbreak which has sickened at least 56 people, "hundreds rallied to preserve their right not to vaccinate their children." They packed a public hearing for a new bill making it harder for families to opt out of vaccination requirements, reports The Washington Post: An estimated 700 people, most of them opposed to stricter requirements, lined up before dawn in the cold, toting strollers and hand-lettered signs, to sit in the hearin...
Tags: Post, Washington Post, Washington, Cbs News, Oregon, Tech, Idaho, World Health Organization, Houston, Pacific Northwest, New York University, Reuters, Peter Hotez, Baylor College of Medicine, Mary Holland


Record number of firearms found by TSA at U.S. airports

From The Week on 02/08/19 Record 4,200 firearms found at airport checkpoints last year A record 4,200 guns were confiscated at U.S. airport checkpoints nationwide last year, according to a government tally released Thursday. The figure marked a 7 percent increase over the previous year. The guns were found at 249 airports, according to the Transportation Security Administration. The most guns were found in states with loose gun laws in the Sun Belt, from Georgia to Arizona. Guns were fo...
Tags: Health, Cbs News, Georgia, Tsa, Infertility, Dallas Fort Worth, Sun Belt, David G Markham, David Pekoske, Arizona Guns


Trump Administration Breaks Campaign Pledge, Places Gun Owners under Siege

Actually, the people “defending the Second Amendment” are the ones President Trump's Department of Justice has been fighting. U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “Federal court rules firearms prohibition against an individual for a misdemeanor conviction under vehicle code is unconstitutional,” Adam Kraut reported on Prince Law Offices Blog Monday. “Judge Eduardo Robreno of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania ruled in a 25 page memorandum that it was unconstitutional, as applied to [plaintiff Daniel F...
Tags: Guns, Obama, Eric Holder, Cbs News, United States, Muslim, Department Of Justice, Resistance, Donald Trump, Doj, George W Bush, Justice Department, Trump, Nra, National Rifle Association, PennDot


Disneyland Paris hosting first Pride

Disneyland Paris will be kicking off Pride Month 2019 with a special event. “Magical Pride,” the first-ever Disney Pride event, will be celebrated in the Walt Disney Studios Park, which will be privatized for the Pride party from 8:00 PM to 2:00 AM on June 1, 2019. The event will include the Magical March of Diversity Parade, access to selected attractions, Disney character meet and greets, DJs and special live music performances for an epic dance party, karaoke theatre experiences, and them...
Tags: Travel, Cbs News, Disney, Cinderella, Disneyland, Pride, Walt Disney, Disneyland Paris, All, Disney Parks, Disney Parks and Resorts, Walt Disney Studios Park, Magical March of Diversity Parade, Donn Walker


CBS News Sets New Executive Structure Under Susan Zirinsky

CBS News unveiled a new top executive structure, another sign of how Susan Zirinsky, the unit’s incoming president, intends to manage operations going forward. Kimberly Godwin was named executive vice president of news, with top editorial oversight of newsgathering around the world. Charles Pavlounis was given expanded duties as executive vice president of business development […]
Tags: News, Cbs News, Susan Zirinsky, Charles Pavlounis, Ingrid Ciprian-Matthews, Kimberly Godwin


President Trump’s State of the Union Changed History ~ VIDEO

Opinion USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- President Trump’s 2019 State of the Union address was that kind of speech. If you have not seen it, you should watch it online. Reading it will only convey 10 percent of its power. It was the interaction of the President with the members of Congress and the audience in the galleries that was so compelling. The emotions of that night matched anything President Ronald Reagan achieved in his addresses to Congress. From the early mentions of people in the gallery – ...
Tags: Guns, Republicans, Congress, Washington, Cbs News, America, Democrats, Ronald Reagan, House, Iowa, Bill Clinton, Middle East, Cbs, Nancy Pelosi, Republican Party, Republican


Owens named chief executive behind CBS’ ’60 Minutes’

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Incoming CBS News president Susan Zirinsky opted for continuity on television’s most popular news program, appointing Bill Owens as executive producer of “60 Minutes” on Wednesday. Owens has been executive editor at “60 Minutes” since 2008, and has been running it on an interim basis since his predecessor Jeff Fager was […]
Tags: Business, Television, News, Cbs News, Ap, Nation, Cbs, Owens, Pasadena Calif, Bill Owens, Jeff Fager, Susan Zirinsky


Bill Owens Named Executive Producer at ’60 Minutes,’ Starting New Era

Bill Owens was named just the third executive producer in the history of the venerable “60 Minutes,” capping off a period of uncertainty at the long-running newsmagazine and kicking off a new era at CBS News. Owens has been serving as the leader of the program during an interim period, and his ascension to the […]
Tags: News, Cbs News, Cbs, 60 Minutes, Bill Owens, Susan Zirinsky, CBS News Owens


Pence Won’t Call Shutdown a Mistake - or Guarantee There Won’t Be Another

“I never think it’s a mistake to stand up for what you believe in,” Pence said in excerpts of an interview with CBS News aired Wednesday on the network’s morning show. CBS anchors said Pence wouldn’t guarantee that there won’t be another shutdown in portions of the interview that will be broadcast later Wednesday. Congressional negotiators are working to strike a funding deal for increased security measures along the U.S. border with Mexico after Trump ended the longest-ever U.S. government sh...
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Morning Docket: 02.06.19

* Only four Supreme Court justices attended President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address last night. Chief Justice John Roberts was accompanied in the front row by Justices Elena Kagan, Neil Gorsuch, and Brett Kavanaugh — who still likes beer, but was unable to participate in any #SOTU drinking games. [USA Today] * Biglaw partnership classes are getting smaller and smaller, which is making it that much harder for women and minorities to advance at their firms. In fact, it’s becoming a s...
Tags: Florida, Supreme Court, Law, Cbs News, Usa Today, Women's Issues, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sexual Harassment, Law Schools, Biglaw, Reuters, John Roberts, Elena Kagan, Jacksonville Business Journal, Jerry Sandusky


Pence Defends Shutdown: Never A Mistake To ‘Stand Up For What You Believe In’

Vice President Mike Pence is proud of the President for sticking it out during his governmental shutdown, he told CBS News‘ Jeff Glor on Wednesday, even though Trump eventually caved on the wall and temporarily reopened the government for three weeks. “I never think it’s a mistake to stand up for what you believe in,” he said when asked if he thought the shutdown was a mistake. “And I think what the American people admire most about this President is he says what he means and he means what he sa...
Tags: News, Cbs News, Cbs, Trump, Mike Pence, Nicole Lafond, Jeff Glor


One Financial Planner On Common Money Mishaps She's Seen — And How To Avoid Them

CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger has encountered a wide range of mistakes in her experience as a certified financial planner and host of the radio show "Jill on Money."
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21 Savage Reportedly Detained In An Operation Targeting His Cousin Young Nudy

21 Savage was arrested by ICE after the Atlanta Police Department targeted his cousin, Atlanta rapper Young Nudy (born Quantavious Thomas), CBS News reports. Young Nudy has since been arrested on charges of aggravated assault and criminal gang activity. Both 21 Savage and Young Nudy, along with two other men, were taken into … More »
Tags: Music, News, Cbs News, Atlanta, Ice, Atlanta Police Department, 21 Savage, Young Nudy, Quantavious Thomas, Savage and Young Nudy


35 most outrageous lines from Trump's Super Bowl interview

In retrospect, President Donald Trump's interview with CBS News' Margaret Brennan was the most entertaining part of the Super Bowl.
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The 35 most outrageous lines from Donald Trump's Super Bowl interview

In retrospect, President Donald Trump's interview with CBS News' Margaret Brennan was the most entertaining part of the Super Bowl.
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Analysis: 35 most outrageous lines from Trump's Super Bowl interview

In retrospect, President Donald Trump's interview with CBS News' Margaret Brennan was the most entertaining part of the Super Bowl.
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Morning Docket: 02.04.19

* During an interview on “Face the Nation,” President Donald Trump was wishy-washy as to whether he’d be comfortable with special counsel Robert Mueller’s full report being released to the public, saying, “I don’t know. It depends. I have no idea what it’s going to say.” He was really comfortable saying it was time to “get rid” of the probe, though. [New York Times] * Speaking of the special counsel’s Russia inquiry, a former federal prosecutor predicts that Mueller will indict Donald Trump Jr....
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Cbs News, Russia, Court, New York Times, Michelle Obama, Abortion, Louisiana, Donald Trump, Law Schools, Biglaw, Trump, Newsweek, Alito, Mueller


Iraqi Troops React To Trump Comment Regarding Iran

Trump told CBS News that he would like to keep U.S. troops in Iraq to "watch Iran." The statement is causing a stir in Iraq, where roughly 6,000 Iraqi forces are stationed to help Iraq fight ISIS.
Tags: News, Cbs News, Iraq, Iran, Trump, Trump Comment Regarding Iran


People don't believe ICE's arrest of 21 Savage in Atlanta is a coincidence

British-born rapper 21 Savage was arrested in Atlanta on Sunday when Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials picked him up on an expired visa. Atlanta is also the site of Sunday's Super Bowl LIII. Twitter is struggling to accept the timing as a coincidence, to say the least. SEE ALSO: The history behind the 'bread and roses' theme to the London Women's March According to ICE, 21 Savage -- a 26-year-old whose real name is Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph -- entered the country ...
Tags: London, News, Cbs News, NFL, Atlanta, Georgia, Donald Trump, Apd, Savage, Customs Enforcement, Charles Preston, Jemele Hill, Adam Best, Britni Danielle, Sha Yaa Bin Abraham Joseph, Mark Winne


‘I’m Not Telegraphing Anything’: Trump Defends Talk Of Troop Withdrawals

President Donald Trump on Sunday spoke about his stated plans to withdraw American troops from Syria and Afghanistan, but denied that he was “telegraphing” the military’s plans, an attack he himself used frequently against former President Barack Obama. “I’m not telegraphing anything,” Trump told CBS’ Margaret Brennan, according to a transcript of the interview published by CBS News. “When President Obama pulled out of Iraq in theory we had Iraq,” Trump continued. “In other words, we had Iraq...
Tags: News, Obama, Cbs News, Senate, Iraq, Barack Obama, Iran, Syria, Afghanistan, Taliban, Donald Trump, Trump, Brennan, Iraq Trump, Matt Shuham, CBS Margaret Brennan