Discussions

Video President Trump on Friday tweeted that he’ll make “a major announcement” Saturday afternoon concerning the ongoing partial government shutdown and the “humanitarian crisis” on the southern border. The announcement will occur at 3 p.m. at the White House, the president said.   Funding for a barrier at the nation's southern border has been a point of contention between Republicans and Democrats during negotiations to end the partial shutdown, which...
 
Native Twitter has gone ablaze as a Native American elder singing the AIM Song in Washington DC during the Indigenous Peoples March was ridiculed, taunted and mocked by a group of non-Native youth. The video, which was posted by YouTube account holder KC NOLAND, was also screen captured and shared on other social media accounts with views shortly gaining tens of thousands of views. [jrEmbed module="jrYouTube" youtube_id="sIG5ZB0fw1k"]
 
By   Ben Kesslen and Ali Gostanian [jrEmbed module="jrYouTube" youtube_id="0m74HZ2ohos"] School administrators in a town outside Minneapolis are condemning as "anti-Semitic" and "outrageous" a social media post showing two students giving a Nazi salute in front of a poster that appears to make light of Hitler and Nazis. The two students from Minnetonka High School are pictured giving the Nazi salute while in front of an invitation to a dance that reads: “Sweethearts would be a...
 
President Trump on Thursday abruptly denied military aircraft to House Speaker Nancy   Pelosi   for a foreign trip just minutes before the congressional delegation was set to depart, in a stunning response to her call to delay the   State of the Union   address amid the government shutdown. In a curt letter, Trump said her trip has been “postponed.” “Due to the Shutdown, I am sorry to inform you that your trip to Brussels, Egypt, and Afghanistan has been postponed. We will...
 

Can a wall stop drugs? Spot the heroin in this picture.


krishna  •  News & Politics  •  15 Comments  •  21 minutes ago  By  bbl-1
Vehicles stand in early morning traffic at the San Ysidro Port of Entry for the U.S.-Mexico border crossing in Tijuana, Mexico. (Photo: David Maung/Bloomberg via Getty Images) One of President Trump’s go-to arguments for building a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico U.S. border with Mexico is that it will cut down on illegal drug traffic. “I talk about human traffickers, I talk about drugs, I talk about gangs,” Trump said at his White House press conference Friday afternoon,...
 
Andrew Weissmann, the lead prosecutor for Special Counsel Robert Mueller, has a history of questionable conduct. But the full extent of Weissmann’s alleged prosecutorial misconduct is unclear because some of the most serious charges were hidden behind redactions and secreted in sealed court filings. Two months ago I   sued   to have these records   released , but late Friday federal Judge Sim Lake’s case manager confirmed that several of the sought-after documents are missing from...
 
Federal workers affected by the government shutdown have more than $400 million in mortgage and rent payments due this month, and it could cause chaos for the US housing market
 
WASHINGTON — President Trump floated the possibility he could declare a “national emergency” in order to build a wall on the southern border during a freewheeling press conference at the White House on Friday. “I can do it if I want. … We can call a national emergency because of the security of our country, absolutely,” Trump said, adding, “We can do it. I haven’t done it. I may do it. I may do it. But we could call a national emergency and build it very quickly.” As...
 

Shutdown may upend State of the Union speech


1stwarrior  •  News & Politics  •  95 Comments  •  3 hours ago  By  texan1211
WASHINGTON (AP) — The partial government shutdown threw a prime Washington ritual into question Wednesday as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked President Donald Trump to forgo his Jan. 29 State of the Union speech, expressing doubts that the hobbled government can provide adequate security. Republicans saw her move as a ploy to deny Trump the stage. In a letter to Trump, Pelosi said that with both the Secret Service and the Homeland Security Department entangled in the shutdown, the...
 
DUBLIN, Ireland (FOX 10) --  A report published in Irish Medical Journal states that a man had to be treated at a  hospital , after he tried to treat his back pain by injecting himself with his own semen. The case report was published in the January 2019 edition of the Irish Medical Journal. The man, only described as a 33-year-old man, had a history of chronic lower back pain, and complained of severe, sudden onset of lower back pain three days after he reportedly lifted a heavy...
 
Moscow routed millions of dollars to the U.S. expecting the funds would benefit ex-President Bill Clinton’s charitable initiative while his wife, Hillary Clinton, worked to reset relations with Russia, an FBI informant in an Obama administration-era uranium deal stated. In a written statement to three congressional committees, informant Douglas Campbell said Russian nuclear executives told him that Moscow hired American lobbying firm APCO Worldwide to influence Hillary Clinton, then...
 
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - An African-American girl who was allegedly told that her skin was "too dark" to perform during a school dance has filed a racial discrimination suit against the Blue Valley School District. Camille Sturdivant graduated from Blue Valley Northwest High School in Overland Park, Kan., in May 2018 and was one of two African-American students on the 14-member Dazzlers dance team, according to the suit filed in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Kan. The suit alleges that...
 
Popular conservative YouTube channel Prager University has filed a new lawsuit against Google and YouTube, which Google owns, for unlawfully restricting and restraining speech. Filed Tuesday in the Superior Court of California for the county of Santa Clara, this is the second lawsuit that Prager has filed against Google and YouTube, the first being filed in federal court. In this latest suit, Prager accuses Google of violating state law in multiple ways, namely “unlawfully...
 

Trump threatened to cut California wildfire aid.


atheist  •  News & Politics  •  1 Comments  •  19 hours ago  By  atheist
Whether the president even has the authority to rescind FEMA funding that has already been approved remains unclear. Guidelines for the way federal dollars flow after the president declares a national disaster, like he did after devastating wildfires in California this year, are outlined in the Stafford Act, said Rafael Lemaitre, the former director of public affairs for FEMA under the Obama administration.
 

Cohen says Trump directed him to pay for poll rigging


larry-hampton  •  News & Politics  •  11 Comments  •  20 hours ago  By  snuffy
Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump's former "fixer" Michael Cohen said Thursday that he paid the head of a small technology company thousands in 2015 to rig online polls at "the direction of and for the sole benefit of" Trump. Cohen was responding to a report in The   Wall Street Journal   that he paid John Gauger, the owner of RedFinch Solutions LLC, between $12,000 and $13,000 for activities related to Trump's campaign, including "trying unsuccessfully to manipulate two online...
 

President Donald Trump's 10 biggest falsehoods of 2018


dulay  •  News & Politics  •  97 Comments  •  yesterday  By  dulay
President Donald Trump misled the American public repeatedly in 2018. He championed victories that never happened and complained of challenges that don’t exist, while repeating some of the same false claims dozens and dozens of times — on the campaign trail, at the White House, and on Twitter. This year alone, we’ve fact checked claims on tariffs, immigration law, health insurance, veterans health care, tax reform, aviation safety, automotive safety tests (and whether they involve...
 
By   Linda Carroll and Shamard Charles, M.D. Americans are having fewer and fewer babies, a new government report finds. In fact, we now aren’t making enough babies to replace ourselves. For the population to reproduce itself at current numbers, the “total fertility rate” needs to be 2,100 births per 1,000 women of childbearing age per year, researchers for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in their   report , released early Thursday. But the latest data show a...
 
By   Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio — An intensive care doctor ordered "significantly excessive and potentially fatal" doses of pain medicine for at least 27 near-death patients in the past few years after families asked that lifesaving measures be stopped, an Ohio hospital system announced after being sued by a family alleging an improper dose of fentanyl actively hastened the death of one of those patients. The Columbus-area Mount Carmel Health System acknowledged the doses were...
 
By   Nigel Chiwaya and Jeremia Kimelman Hospitals have posted the prices of their services. Good luck making sense of them. Since Jan. 1, hospitals across the country have been publishing price lists online to   comply with a new Trump administration rule . But the resulting documents, which can include as many as 60,000 items, are hard to decipher, with descriptions like “ABBOTT TECNIS TORIC ASPHERIC IOL ZCT300 21.0D SE 3.00 CYL.” and “FILL, PULL, VOID.” And if you're not a data...
 
House Democrats on Wednesday were making plans to undermine President Trump at his Jan. 29 State of the Union address. Just past 8:30 a.m., the leadership’s communications arm sent an email to lawmakers urging them to bring furloughed federal workers or other “message-related” guests to the nationally televised event. Unknown to most of her caucus, however, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) had decided on a more confrontational approach. Addressing a closed-door meeting of House...
 
S ome 30 Democratic lawmakers left   the government shutdown   behind Friday on a chartered flight to Puerto Rico for a winter retreat with 109 lobbyists and corporate executives during which they planned to see the hit Broadway show “Hamilton” and attend three parties including one with the show’s cast. Those attending the Congressional Hispanic Caucus BOLD PAC winter retreat in San Juan planned to meet with key officials to discuss the cleanup after Hurricane Maria at a roundtable...
 
Photos Show what it looked like before Trump shut down the government-- and what happened as a result of his unnecessary actions A  Joshua tree that was severed amid a rash of vandalism at Joshua Tree National Park in California during Trump's government shutdown. ( Credit Gina Ferazzi/Los AngelesTimes, via Getty Images) There are two kinds of people in this world: Those who take it upon themselves to go to understaffed national parks to keep them...
 
Delajurea Brookens, 29, met 46-year-old businessman Ramon Diaz at a nightclub on Miami Beach on Tuesday. The pair went back to his hotel room, but when Diaz came out from the bathroom he noticed that his velour Crown Royal whisky bag - which contained five watches worth a total of $108,000 (£83,991) - was nowhere to be seen. Diaz is then said to have fled the hotel with Brookens in pursuit. As she attempted to hail a taxi, Brookens noticed his bag in her purse and demanded she return...
 
Politics Ex-RNC Chair Puts Trump-Supporting Senators On Notice: 'It's All Collusion'   Ed Mazza, HuffPost   vor 9 Stunden   Ex-RNC chair warns senators who support Trump: 'It's all collusion' Michael Steele , former chair of the   Republican National Committee , fired off a warning to Republican lawmakers supporting President   Donald Trump ’s Russia agenda.  On Wednesday,...
 
BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images. Just days after a  bombshell report revealed that the F.B.I. investigated whether President  Donald Trump  was working on behalf of Russian interests, more troubling details have emerged. Renewed scrutiny of five meetings Trump has held with Russian President  Vladimir Putin  has revealed surprising efforts to suppress any record of conversations between the two leaders—including Trump personally confiscating an interpreter’s notes....
 
1  
Loading...
Loading...

Who is online


Tacos!
321steve
Kathleen
Dulay
livefreeordie
squiggy
Vic Eldred
Keep America Great!
Gordy327
GaJenn78

Nowhere Man
pat wilson


87 visitors