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GOP Rep: The Walls ‘Around My House’ Keep ‘Bad People Out And Critters Out’

Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) on Wednesday called for politicians “to look at all immigrants as human beings made in God’s image,” in an interview with MSNBC’s Katy Tur. But a minute later, his tone changed somewhat dramatically while arguing for funds to build a wall along the southern border. “When Nancy Pelosi says a wall is immoral, we look at that and go, ‘How is a wall immoral?’” Kinzinger said. “I mean, I have four walls around my house and they keep bad people out and critters out.” “We’...
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Police: Five Dead, Man Arrested After Shooting Inside Florida Bank

Matt Shuham contributed reporting from New York.  SEBRING, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say they’ve arrested a man who fired shots inside a Florida bank, and that there were at least five deceased victims at the scene.  Sebring Police Chief Karl Hoglund said in the brief press conference Wednesday that “after an assessment of the scene, we were sorry to learn that we have at least five victims, people who were senselessly murdered as a result of his act in this bank.” Hoglund identified the arreste...
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Trump: Pelosi Cancelling State Of The Union Is ‘A Great Blotch’ On The Country

Adding to his previous comments responding to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) cancellation of the State of the Union address until the government reopens, President Donald Trump on Wednesday slammed the move by Pelosi as “a great blotch” on the country. “ The State  of the Union speech has been cancelled by Nancy Pelosi because she doesn’t want to hear the truth,” Trump told reporters from the White House’s Cabinet Room, saying that Pelosi is “afraid of the truth and the super-left D...
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Trump: ‘I’m Not Surprised’ Pelosi Won’t Let Me Deliver State Of The Union

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he was “not surprised” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) had announced that he would not be allowed to deliver the State of the Union from the House chamber while the government is still shut down. Trump seemed to learn the news in real time while answering reporters’ questions in the Roosevelt Room on Wednesday. “I’m not surprised,” he said, after considering what he’d heard for a second. “ It’s really a shame what’s happening with the Democrats. ...
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Man Who Pulled Gun, Hurled N-Word At Kids Faces Hate Crime Investigation

The state attorney in Miami-Dade County, Florida announced Tuesday that she had instructed her office’s hate crimes unit to investigate the case of a man pointing a gun and hurling racial slurs at a group of African-American kids on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. A video from the activist group Dream Defenders published Monday shows a group of young black bicyclists on Brickell Avenue Bridge, in downtown Miami, arguing with a woman in the middle of the street. The video starts in the middle of t...
Tags: News, Miami, Dream Defenders, Bartlett, Miami Dade, Miami New Times, WPLG, Katherine Fernandez Rundle, Matt Shuham, Miami Dade County Florida, Mark Bartlett, Brickell Avenue Bridge, Liberty Square Miami


Local Tennessee GOP Chair Defends Meme Mocking Ocasio-Cortez

The Williamson County, Tennessee Republican Party recently emailed a newsletter with a meme mocking Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), drawing criticism from at least one local Republican official. The county’s GOP chair on Wednesday defended the newsletter to a local paper and blamed “the left manipulating the press” for the negative coverage. “What’s your opinion on Roe v. Wade?” a text box above PBS “Firing Line” host Margaret Hoover’s head reads in the meme. Hoover interviewed the then...
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Hogan … Tidley?: Trump’s A Big Fan Of Spokesman, Didn’t Know His Last Name

President Donald Trump has claimed in the past to have “one of the great memories of all time.” Well … decide for yourself. The New York Times reported earlier this month that “sometimes, with aides,” President Donald Trump refers to National Security Adviser John Bolton as “Mike Bolton.” And on Tuesday, CNN reported yet another instance of the President’s less-than-total recall. In a report on the White House press shop, the network said Trump had once referred to White House deputy press se...
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Kobach Used State’s Money For Court-Ordered Legal Education Course

Former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach didn’t open his own wallet to  pay for six hours of legal education a federal judge ordered he take due to his “repeated and flagrant violations of discovery and disclosure rules.” Instead, the Topeka Capital-Journal reported Tuesday, Kobach used state funds. A spokesperson for the secretary of state’s office confirmed that it paid $359 for an audio version of the legal education course, according to the report. U.S. District Judge Julie Robins...
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Report: Trump Could Stage Rally To Bolster State Of The Union Speech

President Donald Trump is planning for the potential of a parallel political rally to bolster his State of the Union address, ABC News reported Tuesday, citing multiple unnamed sources familiar with the planning. In the network’s words, Trump is planning for two different “State of the Union” speeches, “ one a more traditional address delivered to Congress in the House chamber or some other location in D.C., the other prepared for a political rally at a location outside of Washington, D.C.”...
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WH: Sarah Sanders Will Hold A Briefing ‘When She Finds A Reason To Do That’

White House spokesperson Hogan Gidley said Tuesday that press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will deliver a press briefing … eventually. In an interview with Gidley, a White House deputy press secretary, Fox News’ Sandra Smith noted that there hadn’t been a press briefing delivered from the White House briefing room yet this year. “Is there any plans to start that back up again, or see Sarah Sanders back up at the podium?” Smith asked. “She’s going to come back when she finds a reason to do...
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Library Of Congress Regrets Tweet About ‘Stonewall’ Jackson On MLK Day

The Library of Congress late Monday said it regretted tweeting about Confederate Gen. “Stonewall” Jackson on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. “We published a post earlier today that was pre-programmed from our Today in History site about Stonewall Jackson because Jan. 21 was his date of birth,” the Library tweeted. Earlier, it had published a link to an article about Jackson on its account. “We sincerely regret publishing this tweet on the day that we celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King...
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GOP Rep: ‘Some Americans’ Think The GOP ‘Condones Racism’

Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX) wrote in an USA Today op-ed published Sunday that “some Americans” think the Republican Party “condones racism.” Hurd, the son of a black father and a white mother, wrote in the op-ed that “it is unfortunate that more than 50 years after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s death, the House of Representatives, a body that I have the honor of serving in, had to have a vote condemning white supremacy in response to the idiotic comments of one of our own.” Those “idiotic comments” ...
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TSA: Many Employees Skipping Work ‘Due To Financial Limitations’

Matt Shuham contributed  reporting. The Transportation Security Administration reported Sunday that many of its staff have been calling out of work because they can’t afford to get there. According to a TSA press release, “many employees are reporting that they are not able to report to work due to financial limitations.” “Airports may exercise contingency plans due to call-outs and traveler volume in order to maintain effective security standards,” the press release added. TSA has been exper...
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US, South Korean Diplomats Meeting North Korean Deputy Foreign Minister In Sweden

HELSINKI (AP) — Sweden said Sunday diplomats from South Korea and the U.S. will attend “small-format” talks in the Nordic country with a North Korean colleague along with “a small group of international experts.” Swedish Foreign Ministry spokesman Buster Mirow Emitslof told The Associated Press that Lee Do-hoon of South Korea and Steve Biegun, U.S. special envoy for North Korea negotiations, will meet with North Korean Deputy Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui, who arrived Friday in Sweden. The ta...
Tags: South Korea, News, Sweden, North Korea, US, Ap, United States, Donald Trump, Stockholm, Helsinki, The Associated Press, Foreign Ministry, Kim Jong, TT, Kyodo, Oceanian Affairs Bureau


Giuliani: 2016 Trump Tower Moscow Talks Continued Through ‘October, November’

President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani said Sunday that conversations about a potential Trump Tower deal in Moscow — conversations involving then-candidate Trump — occurred “as far as October, November” of 2016. “It’s our understand that they went on throughout 2016,” Giuliani told “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd “Not a lot of them, but there were conversations. We can’t be sure of the exact dates, but the President can remember having conversations with [Michael Cohen] abo...
Tags: News, Congress, Russia, Cnn, Hillary Clinton, Moscow, Meet The Press, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Cohen, BuzzFeed News, Michael Cohen, Chuck Todd, Trump Tower


Pence Quotes From King’s ‘I Have A Dream’ Speech In Pitch For Wall Money

Pence cited the quote — “Now is the time to make real the promises of Democracy” — while promoting President Donald Trump’s latest effort to get congressional Democrats behind a $5.7 billion border wall appropriation. Pence quotes from Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech to argue for Trump's latest pitch for wall money: "Now is the time to make real the promises of Democracy." pic.twitter.com/oJPZEG59BQ — Matt Shuham (@mattshuham) January 20, 2019 [Author: Matt Shuham]
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Warner: ‘News To Me’ That Trump Tower Moscow Talks Went On Through Nov. 2016

The vice chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Sunday that it was “news to me” that then-candidate Donald Trump was still in talks to potentially build a Trump Tower in Moscow through the end of the 2016 campaign. “That is news to me, and that is big news,” Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) said on “Meet the Press. “Why, two years after the fact, are we just learning this fact now, when there’s been this much inquiry?” Warner said the revelation, which Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani shared public...
Tags: News, Moscow, Warner, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Senate Intelligence Committee, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Cohen, Trump Tower, Sen Mark Warner D Va, Richard Burr, Matt Shuham, Trump Tower Moscow, Robert Mueller Warner


Chris Wallace Presses Pence: ‘You Could Open The Government Tomorrow!’

Vice President Mike Pence stumbled briefly during an appearance on “Fox News Sunday” after host Chris Wallace pressed him on the fact that Republicans could immediately reopen government, if they wanted, without funds for President Donald Trump’s desired border wall. The 30-day partial government shutdown is the longest in United States history, with 800,000 federal employees either working, or not working, without receiving pay checks. “You could open the government tomorrow,” Wallace told P...
Tags: News, Senate, White House, United States, House, Fox News, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence, Wallace, Chris Wallace, Pence, Pelosi, Matt Shuham, Chuck Schumer D NY


Call For Political Action After Laquan McDonald Cases

CHICAGO (AP) — Activists and others who were disappointed by the outcome of two historic cases involving the killing of black teenager Laquan McDonald by a white Chicago police officer see a way forward — by turning tragedy into political power. A judge on Friday sentenced former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke to less than seven years in prison for McDonald’s 2014 death. Video of Van Dyke firing 16 shots at McDonald as he walked away from the officer prompted protests, a U.S. Justice D...
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Major Winter Storm Wreaks Havoc On Travel

BOSTON (AP) — A major winter storm that has brought some of the coldest temperatures of the season covered a large swath of the U.S. in snow as it wreaked havoc on air travel and caused slick road conditions throughout New England Sunday. Nearly 5,000 flights were canceled Sunday around the country, with Boston Logan Airport being one of the hardest hit, according to FlightAware, a flight tracking company. The National Weather Service issued winter storm warnings or advisories for part or all...
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Giuliani: Trump Tower Moscow Talks Continued Throughout 2016 Campaign

President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani said Sunday that conversations about a potential Trump Tower deal in Moscow — conversations involving then-candidate Trump — occurred “as far as October, November” of 2016. “It’s our understand that they went on throughout 2016,” Giuliani told “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd “Not a lot of them, but there were conversations. We can’t be sure of the exact dates, but the President can remember having conversations with [Michael Cohen] abo...
Tags: News, Congress, Russia, Cnn, Hillary Clinton, Moscow, Meet The Press, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Cohen, BuzzFeed News, Michael Cohen, Chuck Todd, Trump Tower


Trump Uses Climate Change As A Punchline Again

Hilarious! Be careful and try staying in your house. Large parts of the Country are suffering from tremendous amounts of snow and near record setting cold. Amazing how big this system is. Wouldn’t be bad to have a little of that good old fashioned Global Warming right now! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 20, 2019 [Author: Matt Shuham]
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Trump Offers Dems Temporary Immigration Sweeteners In Exchange For Wall Money

President Donald Trump on Saturday offered temporary support for some immigration policies favored by Democrats on the condition that Congress would appropriate $5.7 billion in border wall money and line up behind other priorities of his. Ahead of the announcement, many Democrats responded with a similar refrain: First, open the government, which is in the 29th day of a record-breaking partial shutdown. In an address from the White House, Trump went through a proposal he called “a commonsense...
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WATCH LIVE: Trump Makes Shutdown Statement From WH At 4 PM ET

The President is expected to speak soon from the White House. Watch below via NBC News:  [Author: Matt Shuham]
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‘Senior Dem Aide’ Throws Cold Water On Reported Trump Offer: ‘This Cannot Pass’

Trump will reportedly offer Democrats certain concessions in exchange for border wall funds during remarks scheduled for 4 p.m. ET Saturday. Senior Democratic House side says “nah” to possible Trump proposal. pic.twitter.com/TFAHuxplpS — Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) January 19, 2019 [Author: Matt Shuham]
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Rep. Condemns MAGA-Clad Students Filmed Mocking Native American Man

Rep. Deb Haaland (D-NM) on Saturday condemned students shown in a video mocking and yelling at a Native American man at the first annual Indigenous Peoples March the previous day. This Veteran put his life on the line for our country. The students’ display of blatant hate, disrespect, and intolerance is a signal of how common decency has decayed under this administration. Heartbreaking. https://t.co/NuPnYu9FP4 — Congresswoman Deb Haaland (@RepDebHaaland) January 19, 2019 Haaland and Rep. ...
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Reports: Trump May Offer Dems Concessions In Exchange For 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, ini...
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Women’s March Returns To DC, Other Cities

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 perm...
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Reports: Trump May Make Public 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 repor...
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Gillibrand On Calling For Franken To Resign: ‘Enough Was Enough’

At a campaign stop in Iowa Friday, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), who said Tuesday that she will run for President, was asked about her December 2017 call on former Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) to resign in light of multiple groping allegations. Dozens of Democratic senators ultimately called on Franken to resign, and he did eventually announce his resignation in December 2017.  In her response to the question Friday, captured below by The Washington Post’s Dave Weigel, Gillibrand said that in light ...
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