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  • KAAP to expand in Bowling Green, create 129 jobs (Aluminum parts mfg. in Kentucky)

    04/29/2017 1:52:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Lane Report ^ | April 28, 2017
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 28, 2017) – Kobe Aluminum Automotive Products LLC (KAAP) will expand for a seventh time in Bowling Green, investing more than $51 million and creating 129 full-time jobs, Gov. Matt Bevin announced today. “This expansion by Kobe Aluminum Automotive Products is a shining example of growth among advanced manufacturers in Kentucky,” Gov. Bevin said. “Since establishing its Bowling Green plant in 2004, KAAP has proven itself an excellent corporate partner in the Commonwealth’s automotive industry. We are grateful for the company’s dedication to the state and are excited to see this remarkable success continue.” KAAP will add...
  • German foreign minister refers to 'nepotism' regarding Ivanka Trump's role

    04/29/2017 1:44:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The New Indian Express ^ | April 29, 2017 | Agence France-Presse
    BERLIN: German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel Saturday criticised Ivanka Trump's role as an adviser to her father in the White House, describing it as a form of "nepotism." "For me there are things that remain strange, like for example the visit of his daughter to Germany which was treated almost like a world event, while the mix of politics with family and business reminds us instead of nepotism and would be unimaginable here," he said. Gabriel was referring to the visit to Berlin of Ivanka Trump this week to take part in a women's empowerment summit at the invitation of...
  • 'Deplora Ball' in New Hartford celebrates President Trump's 100 days in office (New York)

    04/28/2017 9:09:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    CNY Central ^ | April 28, 2017
    NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. — On Friday night a group of Trump supporters came together in New Hartford for a "Deploraball," a play on the remark Hillary Clinton made on the campaign trail. Clinton used the phrase to describe then nominee Donald Trump's supporters. After the election, a Clinton pollster said the comment was the single biggest moment when voters switched from undecided to Trump. The "Deploraball" was a packed out night at Cavellos to mark President Trump's 100th day in office. Peg Roberts of Utica said she couldn't be happier with the progress the Trump campaign has made so far....
  • Standing by their man: These LGBTQ Trump supporters are still in his corner

    04/28/2017 8:48:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    LGBTQ Nation ^ | April 28, 2017 | Jeff Taylor
    LGBTQ Trump supporters may seem like unicorns, but they do exist. In fact, according to exit polling, 14 percent of our community voted for him in the 2016 election. While that number is down from what the GOP managed to take in previous presidential elections, where they managed to absorb between the low to high 20 percent range, it still represents a not so insignificant number of people. Speaking with several LGBTQ individuals who maintain support for President Trump, as we hit the first 100 days in office benchmark, a few things became clear. For one, they know they baffle...
  • Trump proclaims May 1 as 'Loyalty Day'

    04/28/2017 8:08:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    Fox News Politics ^ | April 28, 2017
    President Donald Trump on Friday proclaimed May 1 as 'Loyalty Day' as a way to "recognize and reaffirm our allegiance to the principles" upon which America was built and express pride in those ideals, according to a release of the proclamation from the White House. “The United States stands as the world's leader in upholding the ideals of freedom, equality, and justice. Together, and with these fundamental concepts enshrined in our Constitution, our Nation perseveres in the face of those who would seek to harm it," the proclamation reads. "We humbly thank our brave service members and veterans who have...
  • Has Trump Stolen Philosophy’s Critical Tools?

    04/28/2017 7:34:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 17, 2017 | Casey Williams
    Truth is pliable in Trumpland. In March, the president fired off a tweet accusing former President Barack Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower. Republican members of the Senate Intelligence Committee and the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, dismissed the claim. But the Trump team doubled down, writing off media reports and insisting that evidence of wiretapping would soon surface. It didn’t. We’re used to this pattern by now: The president dresses up useful lies as “alternative facts” and decries uncomfortable realities as “fake news.” Stoking conservative passion and liberal fury, Trump stirs up confusion about the veracity of settled knowledge and,...
  • Report: Trump's $1T infrastructure plan could create 3M jobs

    04/28/2017 7:06:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Construction Dive ^ | April 28, 2017 | Kim Slowey
    Dive Brief: •The proposed $1 trillion U.S. infrastructure plan could create as many as 3 million jobs if projects are prioritized for optimal job generation, according to a Boston Consulting Group report. •However, if project planners focus only on the critical nature of each project and do not factor in the potential for job growth, then the same $1 trillion investment could generate just 1.6 million new jobs. •Projects that yield the most jobs are airports, seaports and hospitals because they employ temporary construction workers and offer more post-completion permanent jobs than other infrastructure projects, such as a non-tolled highway....
  • JSI Store Fixtures expanding in Greenville, adding 97 jobs (South Carolina)

    04/28/2017 6:59:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    WSPA-TV ^ | April 28, 2017 | Fred Cunningham
    GREENVILLE (WSPA) – A company that creates merchandising displays for grocery stores plans to expand in Greenville and add close to 100 jobs. JSI Store Fixtures announced Friday it would invest $2.1 million for an expansion to it’s current facility on White Horse Road. The move will create 97 new jobs according to the company. “The consolidation of our Suwanee, Ga. and Greenville facilities supports our long-term strategy of continued growth and success in the southeastern United States,” said President of JSI Store Fixtures Ken Bush in a written statement. Hiring has already started. If you’d like to apply, you...
  • Here’s exactly what [Army] spouses think about Forever 21’s new PT-inspired line

    04/28/2017 6:41:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Military One Click ^ | April 28, 2017 | Rebecca Alwine
    Yesterday was a trying day. The kids woke up early and it was early release. The laptop wasn’t working and I really didn’t want to do anything. And then, midway through my afternoon, the local wives’ page started hopping. You see, clothing store Forever 21 has some new products for sale. . . the military wives just couldn’t believe their eyes. You’re not going to believe it–and you’re probably not going to run to the store, either. Here’s a peek...
  • Trump signs one-week funding bill to avoid shutdown

    04/28/2017 6:20:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 28, 2017 | Jordan Fabian
    President Trump has signed a stopgap spending bill to avert a government shutdown, the White House announced Friday evening. The measure funds the government through May 5, giving lawmakers more time to reach an agreement on an omnibus spending bill that would carry through the rest of the fiscal year ending Sept. 30. The legislation easily cleared both chambers earlier Friday; the Senate approved the measure by voice vote after the House voted 382-30 to pass it. If the measure had not been adopted, the government would have shutdown at midnight right as the Trump administration entered its 100th day....
  • Trump Administration Eyes Loosening School Lunch Regulations

    04/28/2017 5:53:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 28, 2017 | Nikita Biryukov
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture is preparing to ease school lunch regulations created under former President Barack Obama. On Friday, the department announced its secretary, former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue, will introduce an interim rule to provide "regulatory flexibility" for the National School Lunch Program at a Virginia elementary school on Monday, alongside Pat Roberts, R-Kansas, chair of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry. It's unclear how the regulations will be changed, or what effect it could have on school lunchrooms. The National School Lunch Program provides nutritionally balanced reduced-cost or free lunches to children. Former First Lady...
  • Report: Suspect in Trump Hotel fire wanted to see what 'dumb-expletive' he could get into

    04/28/2017 5:36:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    KSNV-TV ^ | April 28, 2017 | Jami Seymore|
    A newly-released arrest report details the circumstances that surround a burglary suspect following multiple small fires at Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas. Officers with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department arrested 28-year-old Roger Fraley in connection with the fires, which were reported Wednesday evening at the hotel. According to Clark County Fire Department Arson Investigators, the suspect, identified as Fraley, placed paper products and towels inside two toasters in an apparent attempt to start a fire in the women's bathroom on the pool deck.....
  • On May Day, Pro-Trump Group Bracing For Conflict In Seattle

    04/28/2017 3:50:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Patch ^ | April 28, 2017 | Neal McNamara
    SEATTLE, WA - A group of conservative, pro-Donald Trump activists will gather in Seattle on May Day as a counterpoint to planned leftist demonstrations, and the group is preparing for possible confrontations. As Seattle gears up for May Day - which typically brings large, sometimes violent, protests to the city - police say there is a potential this year for "crowd on crowd" conflict. The organizer of the pro-Trump rally says that some members of his group will be armed with guns, but he is asking everyone to remain nonviolent. About 50 members of the Vancouver, Wash., group Patriot Prayer...
  • Create and publish your own apps with the $15 Android development bundle

    04/28/2017 2:55:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Digital Trends ^ | April 28, 2017 | Lucas Coll
    Android continues to hold the largest share of the mobile OS market around the world, so it behooves aspiring programmers to master this flexible and versatile platform. Many coding course bundles feature a smattering of entry-level lessons for multiple programming languages and software systems, but the Android development bundle – available from the DT Shop for $15 for the complete package – will teach you how to develop, publish, and monetize apps in a focused six-course lesson plan that won’t bog you down with unnecessary extras....
  • Donald Trump is the best troll in all of politics

    04/28/2017 2:22:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | April 28, 2017 | Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large
    President Trump did what he does best on Friday afternoon in a speech to the National Rifle Association: He trolled other politicians. Here's Trump on Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren.(VIDEO-AT-LINK) "I have a feeling that in the next election you're going to be swamped with candidates," Trump told the crowd. "You'll have plenty of those Democrats coming over and you'll say 'No sir. No ma'am, perhaps ma'am. It may be Pocahontas, remember that. And she is not big for the NRA that I can tell you." ("Pocahontas" is Trump's derogatory nickname for Warren who faced a major controversy when she ran...
  • White evangelicals' support of Trump holding steady

    04/28/2017 2:00:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    KARD-TV ^ | April 28, 2017 | Eugene Scott, CNN
    President Donald Trump's widespread support among white evangelicals is holding steady as he approaches his 100th day in office, and their backing is nearly double his approval rating among the general public, a new Pew Research Center analysis finds. The analysis is consistent with other recent surveys that have shown voters who backed Trump in November are still fervently behind him. But Pew's data is notable because Trump is a relative newcomer to the evangelical community, a critical voting bloc that helped power his underdog victory. Eight in 10 white evangelicals who attend church at least once a month approve...
  • The Democrats' Davos ideology won't win back the midwest

    04/28/2017 1:50:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | April 27, 2017 | Thomas Frank
    The party has harmed millions of their own former constituents. If they change course, they can reverse their losses The tragedy of the 2016 election is connected closely, at least for me, to the larger tragedy of the industrial midwest. It was in the ruined industrial city of Cleveland that the Republican Party came together in convention last July, and it was the deindustrialized, addiction-harrowed precincts of Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin that switched sides in November and delivered Donald Trump to the Oval Office. I am a midwesterner too, and I like to think I share the values and...
  • Ro Khanna Wants to Give Working-Class Households $1 Trillion

    04/28/2017 1:12:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | April 28, 2017 | Annie Lowrey
    Ro Khanna has a $1 trillion plan to fatten Americans’ wallets. The newly elected member of Congress, who represents Silicon Valley, has become a loud progressive voice on the Hill during his brief tenure there. The way he sees it, Democrats have failed by not offering families a radical plan to end wage stagnation and bring prosperity to the middle class once again. He is working on a bill he believes will do just that, by boosting the Earned Income Tax Credit to provide as much as $6,000 a year for individuals and $12,000 for families. (That would roughly double...
  • US media claim Ivanka Trump was booed in Germany. But German newspaper says it never happened.

    04/28/2017 12:37:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 28, 2017 | Jon Street
    Ivanka Trump, President Donald Trump’s oldest daughter, made her first oversees trip as a White House adviser earlier this week. As for how the trip went, it depends on who you ask. U.S. media outlets widely reported that the crowd Ivanka Trump spoke to at the Women’s 20 Summit in Berlin, Germany, “booed” and “hissed” at her when she defended her father for his stance on issues such as paid leave. “That is something I’m very proud of … long before he came into the presidency, he championed this in the primaries. He’s been a tremendous champion of supporting families...
  • Foxconn plans 'capital-intensive' U.S. investment -Chairman Gou

    04/28/2017 12:25:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Thomson Reuters Foundation ^ | April 28, 2017 | Ayesha Rascoe and J.R. Wu, Reuters
    WASHINGTON/TAIPEI, April 28 (Reuters) - Foxconn, the world's largest contract electronics manufacturer and a major Apple Inc supplier, is planning a "capital-intensive" investment in the United States, Chairman Terry Gou said as he exited the White House on Friday. Formally known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co, Foxconn operates large manufacturing facilities in China, which is a base for its assembly of Apple's iPhones. The Taiwan-based company has been eyeing U.S. investments for some time. President Donald Trump has made several announcements since his election in November about U.S. investments by both foreign and domestic manufacturers, building on his campaign...