The Navy is the US military's fattest service branch, new Pentagon report reveals
Via: FLYNAVY1 • News & Politics • 65 Comments • 3 Likes • 2 weeks ago
“"The high prevalence of obesity in the US poses a serious challenge to recruiting and retaining healthy Soldiers,"”
The US Navy is the fattest branch of the US armed forces, with an obesity rate of 22 percent, a new Department of Defense report revealed. While the Navy has a problem, it isn't the only service getting fat. Obesity is on the rise across all the services. The Air Force came in at 18.1 percent,...
Scaramucci: GOP may need to replace Trump for 2020
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“"We are now in the early episodes of 'Chernobyl' on HBO, where the reactor is melting down and the apparatchiks are trying to figure out whether to...”
Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci told Axios Sunday that Republicans may need to find a candidate to replace President Trump in 2020. "We are now in the early episodes of 'Chernobyl' on HBO, where the reactor is melting down and the apparatchiks are trying to figure...
An entire airport came to a halt to honor the remains of a returning Vietnam veteran
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“"Our Southwest Airlines family is honored to support his long-hoped homecoming and join in tribute to Col. Knight as well as every other military...”
When Bryan Knight was 5 years old, he said goodbye to his father at an airport in Dallas, Texas, just before he was sent off to the Vietnam War. That was the last time he saw his father. A few months later, US Air Force Maj. Roy A. Knight, Jr., 36, went missing in action. The pilot was leading...
As Trump visits El Paso, his campaign still hasn't paid bill for February rally
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“Donald J. Trump for President Inc.'s now outstanding $569,204.63 balance due is about 63% of the city's contingency budget for the entire year. ”
The last time President Donald Trump visited El Paso -- for a political rally in February -- his campaign racked up a big bill, one it still hasn't paid. It has been six months since Trump held the “Make America Great Again” rally in downtown El Paso that cost the Texas border city nearly a...
‘We’re like Thelma and Louise’: Republicans shrug at deficits under Trump
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“Under the 2011 Budget Control Act, $822 billion was set to be cut from federal spending between fiscal 2013 and 2021. But if this week’s deal...”
In 2011, with the nation still climbing back from the Great Recession, Republicans threatened global markets by refusing to raise the federal debt limit unless President Barack Obama and the Democrats agreed to steep across-the-board spending cuts for years to come. Eight years later — and $7.7...
Rabbi in Congresswoman Ilhan Omar’s district compares Trump rally to 'Nazi Germany'
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“"Even if her previous remarks may be offensive and even if she disagrees with the policies of the current Israeli government, I cannot stay silent...”
Faith leaders in Rep. Ilhan Omar’s home district are standing firmly behind her in the face of attacks from President Trump, despite disagreeing with some of her comments on Israel. Rabbi Avi Olitzky of Beth El Synagogue in Minneapolis, Minnesota, called chants of "send her home" at the...
Trump expected to announce executive action on adding citizenship question to census
By: FLYNAVY1 • news • 46 Comments • 3 Likes • 2 months ago
“In a majority opinion, Chief Justice John Roberts wrote that the administration's previous stated reasoning that it wanted the question added to...”
President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he would have an announcement later in the day related to “the Census and Citizenship" and a senior administration official told ABC News the president was expected to say he's taking an executive action to try to add a citizenship question to the 2020...
Lou Dobbs Draws Backlash for Calling U.S. Generals 'Snowflakes'
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“"No wonder these Snowflake Generals haven't won a war since 1991,"”
Fox Business host Lou Dobbs drew a backlash on Twitter after he attacked U.S. generals who criticized Donald Trump's Fourth of July celebration. "No wonder these Snowflake Generals haven't won a war since 1991," wrote Dobbs in response to a CNN report saying that military chiefs and Pentagon...
Ginsburg praises Kavanaugh and reflects on gender equality
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“"There is a very important first on the Supreme Court this term and it's thanks to our new justice, Justice Kavanaugh," Ginsburg said.”
Supreme Court justice and liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Tuesday praised newly-confirmed Justice Brett Kavanugh for appointing an entirely female staff. Ginsburg spoke about her own history in the fight for gender equality to a packed auditorium at Georgetown Law School. Ginsburg praised...
What the Feud and Reconciliation between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson Teaches Us About Civility
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“Our survival as a nation depends on our ability to listen to those with very different political philosophies, to “explain ourselves” to one...”
Donald Trump did not invent the art of the political insult but he’s inflamed the level of vitriolic public discourse and incivility to a new low unmatched by other presidents. In a tainted tradition that has permeated our history, other presidents have not been immune to dishing out acerbic...