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  • North Korea expected to begin transferring remains of U.S. troops soon: officials

    06/19/2018 3:43:32 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | 19 Jun 2018 | Idrees Ali
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea could start the process of handing over the remains of troops, including Americans, missing from the Korean War within the next few days, two U.S. officials told Reuters on Tuesday. The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said North Korea would hand over the remains to United Nations Command in South Korea, and they would then be transferred to Hickam Air Force Base in Hawaii. One official said “a sizable number” of remains were expected to be handed over, but declined to give a specific number given the unpredictability of North Korean leader Kim Jong...
  • U.S. to pull out of U.N. human rights body: source

    06/19/2018 10:48:36 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 28 replies
    Reuters ^ | 19 Jun 2018 | Lesley Wroughton, Steve Holland
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley will announce on Tuesday that the United Sates is pulling out of the United Nations Human Rights Council, a Trump administration source told Reuters. The United States is half-way through a three-year term on the main U.N. rights body and had long threatened to quit if it was not reformed, accusing the 47-member Geneva-based body of being anti-Israel. Reuters reported last week that activists and diplomats said talks with the United States on reforms had failed to meet Washington’s demands, suggesting that...
  • North Korea reportedly offered to abandon a key weapon — and it has nothing to do with nukes

    06/18/2018 4:55:19 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 25 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 18 Jun 2018 | Alex Lockie
    North Korean diplomats talking to South Korean officials in the demilitarized border zone between the two countries reportedly offered to remove the North's long-range artillery guns, which have been a dagger pointed at Seoul's throat for decades. Before North Korea tested its first nuclear weapon, before it even built its first facility to create fissile material, its artillery had established a strong deterrent against South Korea and the US. North Korea is estimated to have thousands of massive artillery guns hidden in hardened shelters among the hills and mountains of the country's rugged terrain. Artillery batteries located within range of...
  • Gallup Poll: Trump Hits Record 45 Percent Approval

    06/18/2018 4:30:02 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 36 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 18 Jun 2018
    President Donald Trump's approval rating has hit 45 percent, tied with his highest rating to date, according to Gallup Last week Trump met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for a historic summit in Singapore, while his administration has begun a strict crackdown on illegal immigration into the U.S., including separating children from their parents if found illegally crossing the border. Despite the controversy over his policies, Trump's approval rating has steadily increased since the end of May. 45 percent of Americans approve of Trump. 50 percent of Americans disapprove. Trump previously reached 45 percent approval in the week...

    06/18/2018 4:11:04 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 54 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 18 Jun 2018 | Justin Caruso
    Former FBI director James Comey is under investigation for mishandling classified information, DOJ inspector general Michael Horowitz revealed Monday. He is specifically under investigation for his handling of memos he wrote about interactions with President Trump while FBI director. “Comey said he did not expect a report on his handling of classified information because, ‘That’s frivolous.’ I don’t happen to think that it is frivolous,” Sen. Chuck Grassley said during a Senate hearing Monday. “Question number one, Mr. Horowitz, are you investigating the handling of his memo and does that include the classification issues, and should Mr. Comey expect a...
  • Zogby: Trump Bigger With Base Than Obama, Reagan Before First Midterms

    06/15/2018 10:40:16 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 30 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 15 Jun 2018 | Theodore Bunker
    President Donald Trump is more popular with his party than almost any other recent president, according to pollster John Zogby. Zogby noted this week that Trump's high approval rating within his own party ranks him above every other recent president, aside from George W. Bush, at this point in their terms. "His approval ratings within his own party are high," Zogby said at the Washington Foreign Press Center this week. "If you look today, 87 percent of Republicans give him a positive approval rating." The Zogby Poll found in May that 86 percent of Republicans approve of Trump, compared to...
  • Trump gets win at U.S. Supreme Court in China antitrust case

    06/14/2018 3:17:29 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | 14 Jun 2018 | Andrew Chung, Lawrence Hurley
    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court sided with the Trump administration and against China on Thursday on a disputed aspect of their fraught trade relationship, throwing out a lower court ruling that had allowed two Chinese vitamin C makers to escape $148 million in damages for violating American antitrust law. In a case that brought the trade conflict between the world’s two largest economies before the top U.S. court, the justices ruled 9-0 that the lower court gave too much deference to Chinese government filings explaining China’s regulatory policy. The justices sent the case back for reconsideration by the New...
  • Bill Maher Hopes for ‘Crashing Economy’ to Get Rid of Trump — ‘Bring on the Recession’

    06/09/2018 7:32:41 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 95 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Jun 2018 | Jeff Poor
    Bill Maher Hopes for ‘Crashing Economy’ to Get Rid of Trump — ‘Bring on the Recession’(Full Title) Friday on HBO’s “Real Time,” host Bill Maher admitted he was hoping for the American economy to falter because he said that was the one way to “get rid” of President Donald Trump. Maher acknowledged the economy was good for now but said he felt like the bottom could “fall out at some point.” “That’s my question — I feel like the bottom has to fall out at some point, and by the way, I’m hoping for it because I think one way...
  • Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain dead of suicide at 61

    06/08/2018 7:07:22 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 40 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8 Jun 2018 | Scott Malone
    (Reuters) - U.S. celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, host of CNN’s food-and-travel-focused “Parts Unknown” television series, killed himself in a French hotel room, CNN said on Friday, in the second high-profile suicide of a U.S. celebrity this week. He was 61. Bourdain, whose career catapulted him from cooking at New York’s top restaurants to dining in Vietnam with President Barack Obama, was found dead in a hotel room in Strasbourg, France, where he had been working on an upcoming episode of his program, CNN said in a statement. His death comes three days after American designer Kate Spade, who built a...
  • Battered by Trump, G7 leaders choose to be 'polite,' productive

    06/07/2018 10:42:19 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 64 replies
    Reuters ^ | David Ljunggren, Jean-Baptiste Vey
    OTTAWA (Reuters) - Leaders of the Group of Seven rich nations headed for a summit in Canada on Thursday more divided than at any time in the group’s 42-year history, as U.S. President Donald Trump’s “America First” policies risk causing a global trade war and deep diplomatic schisms. In a bid to rebuild America’s industry, Trump has imposed hefty tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, including those from key G7 allies like Canada, Japan and the European Union. He has threatened to use national security laws to do the same for foreign car imports and has walked back on environmental...
  • When Democrats Drop 100K Voters From The Rolls It’s “Accidental”

    06/07/2018 7:28:05 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 10 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 7 Jun 2018 | Jazz Shaw
    During Tuesday’s California gubernatorial primary, more than 100K voters in the Los Angeles area were not on the voter rolls when they showed up to vote. This led third-place finisher (and “first loser”) Antonio Villaraigosa to call for voting to be extended until Friday, still hoping to drive the second place GOP finisher from the race. In any red state, when people suddenly wind up missing from the voter rolls, Republicans are “suppressing the vote” or simply being racists. But what happens when the same problems crop up where Democrats control all of the election infrastructure? It’s an accident caused...
  • No, Democrats haven't shown they're going to win the House

    06/06/2018 3:59:15 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 35 replies
    NBC ^ | 6 Jun 2018 | Jonathan Allen
    Following a fresh round of bellwether votes, the party still hasn't shown it can win the districts they need to take control of the House. WASHINGTON — The lesson of Tuesday night's primaries for Democrats: They still have a lot of work to do if they want to win control of the House in November. They managed to avert the total disaster of getting "locked out" of general election contests in California, where candidates of all parties compete against one another in primaries and the top two vote-getters advance to the general election. But they didn't look particularly impressive in...
  • London Manhunt After One-Year-Old Baby, Woman Stabbed in Broad Daylight

    06/05/2018 7:00:37 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 83 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 Jun 2018 | Virginia Hale
    A one-year-old boy is in a critical condition after he and his mother were stabbed in Feltham, London, where police told neighbours to lock their doors and windows after the attack. At 7.12pm on Monday evening officers were called to a residential address in the London Borough of Hounslow where the woman, reportedly in her 30s, and a baby were found with stab wounds. Update 1430: Police have named Rehan Khan as the suspect in the Feltham stabbing case London’s Metropolitan Police released a mugshot for Rehan Khan Tuesday afternoon, warning members of the public “do not approach”. In a...
  • Exclusive – Melania Trump Spox: David Frum ‘Disgusting’ for Insinuating Domestic Abuse

    06/04/2018 4:08:35 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 91 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 Jun 2018 | Michelle Moons
    Exclusive – Melania Trump Spox: David Frum ‘Disgusting’ for Insinuating Domestic Abuse in White House(FULL TITLE) First Lady Melania Trump’s Communications Director Stephanie Grisham condemned a “disgusting” Monday tweet from Atlantic Senior Editor David Frum containing a hypothetical situation with President Donald Trump hitting his wife. Frum went after President Trump, his personal attorney Jay Sekulow, and now former Trump attorney John Dowd in a tweet that asked whether Trump would be obstructing justice if he punched the First Lady and ordered the Secret Service to cover up the assault. “Suppose President Trump punched the First Lady in the White...
  • Senate Democrats demand Trump hold the line in North Korea talks

    06/04/2018 11:12:42 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 106 replies
    WaPo ^ | 4 Jun 2018 | Karoun Demirjian
    The Senate’s top Democrats insisted in a letter to President Trump on Monday that any deal with North Korea must completely dismantle Pyongyang’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs permanently — and that the White House must loop Congress in on its plans before negotiations begin. The minority leader and several ranking Democrats issued a list of conditions in anticipation of the expected June 12 summit between Trump and Kim Jong Un, pressing the president to maintain a tough and unsparing stance with the North Korean leader and with his ally China to ensure that the talks achieve the goal of...
  • America's poor becoming more destitute under Trump: U.N. expert

    06/03/2018 8:13:19 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 60 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3 Jun 2018 | Stephanie Nebehay
    GENEVA (Reuters) - Poverty in the United States is extensive and deepening under the Trump administration whose policies seem aimed at removing the safety net from millions of poor people, while rewarding the rich, a U.N. human rights investigator has found. Philip Alston, U.N. special rapporteur on extreme poverty, called on U.S. authorities to provide solid social protection and address underlying problems, rather than "punishing and imprisoning the poor". In a report, Alston said that as welfare benefits and access to health insurance were being slashed, President Donald Trump's tax reform awarded "financial windfalls" to the mega-rich and large companies,...
  • Largest federal employee union sues Trump over rollback of union protections

    05/31/2018 10:34:35 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 50 replies
    WaPo ^ | 31 May 2018
    The largest union representing federal workers on Thursday took the Trump administration to court to block a new executive order that severely restricts the time employees may spend on union activity, claiming the president’s action violates the First Amendment and oversteps the president’s constitutional authority. “This president seems to think he is above the law, and we are not going to stand by while he tries to shred workers’ rights,” said the American Federation of Government Employees national president J. David Cox Sr., in a statement that announced the lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the District. “This is...
  • Blue Wave Check: Cruz Now Up Double Digits Over Beto In Quinnipiac

    05/31/2018 8:04:03 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 49 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 31 May 2018 | Ed Morrisey
    The big blue wave may have already crested, according to numbers coming out of Texas today in a US Senate race that has attracted a lot of media attention. Democrat Beto O’Rourke has been boosted as the kind of Democrat who can compete in deep-red states like Texas in his challenge to incumbent Republican Sen. Ted Cruz. And for a while, that looked like it might be true; an early April poll from Quinnipiac had the race within the margin of error. So what happened? Quinnipiac cites a “nationwide Republican mini-move” over the last few weeks, thanks in part to...
  • NY Times Admits It Lied About Crowd Size at Nashville Trump Rally,

    05/30/2018 3:56:52 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 May 2018 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    NY Times Admits It Lied About Crowd Size at Nashville Trump Rally, Corrects After POTUS Calls Them Out (Full Title) NASHVILLE, Tennessee–The New York Times has admitted that it lied about the size of the crowd at the Trump rally held in Nashville on Tuesday night, and changed their crowd estimate after the president called them out on Twitter. In their original story on the Trump rally, the Times claimed the crowd size was only 1,000–a number that everyone in attendance Tuesday night knew was a misrepresentation of the much larger crowd at the Municipal Auditorium to listen to President...
  • Outraged Progressives Share Images Of Immigrant Children…From 2014

    05/28/2018 3:33:24 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 11 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 28 May 2018 | John Sexton
    Twitchy called this the greatest “self-own” in Twitter history and I agree. Yesterday, a group of outraged progressives began tweeting around a photo of two children at a border patrol holding facility sleeping behind a chain link fence. Former Obama speechwriter and current podcast resistance leader Jon Favreau wrote in a since-deleted tweet, “Look at these pictures. This is happening right now, and the only debate that matters is how we force our government to get these kids back to their families as fast as humanly possible.” including Women’s March co-founder Linda Sarsour: And the man who recently spread the...