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  • Laura Ingraham rips Trump’s decision to postpone State of the Union

    01/23/2019 10:59:36 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 94 replies ^ | 1-23-19 | Edmund DeMarche
    close New poll: Most voters say President Trump is responsible for the partial government shutdown Laura Ingraham, the host of Fox News’ "The Ingraham Angle," called out President Trump for delaying his State of the Union address until after the partial government shutdown is over. She called Trump's move a "bad decision" and said that she would give a series of three speeches as an alternative. She said she’d give the first speech in Detroit, the second at the border and a third at Ellis Island. "Bad decision by @potus," she tweeted. "Go to America and give the nation a...
  • Trump says he will give State of the Union after shutdown is over

    01/23/2019 9:29:06 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1-23-19 | Edmund DeMarche
    President Trump announced on Twitter late Wednesday that he will deliver a "great" State of the Union address after the partial government shutdown is over, ending a tense day in Washington where Republicans criticized House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for blocking the president from giving the speech. Pelosi told Trump that the House won’t approve a resolution allowing him to come to Capitol Hill until the government reopens.
  • Trump letter brings Kim Jong-un 'great satisfaction': state media

    01/23/2019 7:01:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    SBS News ^ | January 23, 2019 | Agence France Presse
    North Korea's Kim Jong-un has expressed "great satisfaction" after receiving a letter from US President Donald Trump ahead of a second summit between the two leaders, Pyongyang's state media reported Thursday. Kim is making "good technical preparations" for the meeting, the official KCNA news agency said, in the isolated nation's first comments on the talks scheduled for next month. The letter was handed to Kim by one of his right-hand men, vice Chairman Kim Yong Chol, who met Trump at the White House last week as the two countries seek a denuclearisation accord that could ease decades of hostility. "(Kim)...
  • Hacker Uses Nest Camera to Broadcast Hoax Nuke Alert

    01/23/2019 6:09:11 PM PST · by bitt · 10 replies
    security week ^ | 1/23/2019 | AFP
    <p>Nest urged owners of its security cameras Tuesday to use enhanced authentication to thwart hackers, after one terrified a family with a hoax nuclear missile attack.</p> <p>A couple living in a California town near San Francisco told local media they experienced "sheer terror" over the weekend when a Nest security camera atop their family's television issued a realistic-sounding warning of missiles heading to the United States from North Korea.</p>
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 24 January 2019

    01/23/2019 6:01:51 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 67 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The world !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ LINE LAUNCH Navy Seaman Chance Vaughan tosses a heaving line to a tugboat from the guided-missile destroyer USS Carney as the ship prepares to moor in Brindisi, Italy, Dec. 30, 2017. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class James R. Turner Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. AIR INTAKE A Marine takes a breath while swimming 100 meters as part of a physical fitness challenge at Camp Hansen in...

    01/23/2019 4:16:59 PM PST · by bitt · 33 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/23/2019 | chuck ross
    Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee is reportedly resigning as chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and as chair of a congressional subcommittee amid allegations she retaliated against a former staffer who claimed she was raped by a foundation supervisor. Both BuzzFeed and The New York Times report Jackson Lee will leave as chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, a non-profit group closely aligned with the Congressional Black Caucus. She will also leave her position temporarily as chair of a House Judiciary subcommittee.
  • BuzzFeed to Cut 15% of Its Workforce

    01/23/2019 3:49:54 PM PST · by McGruff · 28 replies
    Wall Stree Journal ^ | Jan. 23, 2019 | Lukas I. Alpert and Benjamin Mullin
    BuzzFeed is planning to lay off about 15% of its workforce, according to people familiar with the situation, as the company seeks to reorient itself in a shifting digital-media landscape. The cuts could affect around 250 jobs, the people said. The firm, among the most high-profile digital-native publishers, is also looking to realign its resources to invest more in promising areas of the business like content-licensing and e-commerce, one of the people said.
  • Top Chinese banker warned against tit-for-tat trade war with U.S.: ‘We should pick our battles’

    01/23/2019 12:52:44 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 7 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 1/23/19 | Jon Dougherty
    The former chief of the top Chinese lender to foreign countries pleaded with the government to avoid a tit-for-tat trade war with the United States, according to the transcript of a just-published speech from September. The speech by Li Ruogu, the one-time head of the Export and Import Bank of China (China EXIM), the massive state-owned lending institution that provides funding to foreign companies for the purchase of Chinese-made goods and services, provides new details regarding the Communist government’s internal struggle over how to react to and deal with the Trump administration’s aggressive tariff regime, the South China Morning Post...
  • Baltimore mayor, county executives call for end to government shutdown

    01/23/2019 1:09:18 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 26 replies
    County executives from across the region joined Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh Wednesday in Annapolis to call for an end to the federal government shutdown, saying they’re having to address services lost as a result of the month-long stalemate in Washington. In a news conference inside the state Senate building, Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman joined executives from Baltimore, Harford and Howard counties in a bipartisan call for an end to the shutdown. They focused on tens of thousands of residents affected as well as the impact at military bases such as Fort George G. Meade and the Aberdeen Proving...
  • Serena Williams blows 5-1 third-set lead at Australian Open after foot fault on match point

    01/23/2019 1:00:33 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 50 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Jan 23. 2019
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  • USDA to reopen all FSA offices for most services during government shutdown

    01/23/2019 12:34:13 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 11 replies
    Custer County Chief ^ | Jan 23, 2019
    All Farm Service Agency (FSA) service centers will be open beginning Jan. 24 to provide the majority of FSA services needed by farmers and ranchers during this critical time of the year for agricultural operations. Additionally, the limited FSA loan services initially made available at certain FSA county offices beginning Jan. 17 will continue Jan. 22 and 23. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has recalled more than 9,700 FSA employees to keep offices open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays beginning Jan. 24. For the first two full weeks under this operating plan (Jan. 28 through Feb. 1...
  • Greensburg-based government workers file suit to leave union

    01/23/2019 11:38:43 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 2 replies
    Tribune-Review (Pittsburgh Area) ^ | 23 January 2019 | Steve Huba
    Three Pennsylvania state employees based in Greensburg are suing their union after trying unsuccessfully to resign their membership last year. The employees, all three of whom work for the state Department of Labor & Industry, say they have U.S. Supreme Court precedent on their side, including last year’s controversial 5-4 decision, Janus v. AFSCME, Council 31. “Janus does have a significant impact on this case in that we believe a lot of people trying to resign from unions are trying to exercise their Janus rights,” said Nathan McGrath, vice president and director of litigation for the Fairness Center. The Harrisburg-based...
  • Trump's White House counsel attended Covington Catholic High School

    01/23/2019 11:13:16 AM PST · by LibFreeUSA · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 23, 2019 | Diana Stancy Correll
    President Trump’s top attorney in the White House, Pat Cipollone, graduated from Covington Catholic High School — the same Kentucky high school that has come under scrutiny after an encounter between Covington students wearing “Make America Great Again” hats and a Native American elder went viral. Cipollone graduated from Covington Catholic High School in 1984, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. He replaced White House counsel Don McGahn last year after working as an informal adviser to Trump on matters related to special counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing Russia investigation. The probe is examining Russian interference in the 2016 election and whether...
  • Migrant caravan grows as Mexico fast-tracks humanitarian visas

    01/23/2019 10:42:51 AM PST · by bitt · 23 replies
    cbsnews ^ | 1/23/2019 | cbs
    A migrant caravan trying to reach the U.S. is expected to grow as thousands gather at Mexico's southern border awaiting entry. Last week, Mexico decided to fast-track humanitarian visas so migrants can enter legally and nearly 8,000 people have applied. So far, more than 500 visas have been issued. Thousands of migrants are gathered on both sides of Mexico-Guatemala border because of the five-day waiting period to get visas. Now, those who had originally entered Mexico illegally are trying to backtrack to the border, so they too can get visas, reports CBS News' Adriana Diaz. As the buses arrived in...
  • Trump tells Pelosi he plans to proceed with State of the Union next week

    01/23/2019 10:06:13 AM PST · by bitt · 24 replies
    fox news ^ | 1/23/2019 | ALex pappas
    President Trump told House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in a new letter Wednesday that he still plans to deliver next week’s scheduled State of the Union address from the House floor even though Pelosi urged him to delay the speech because of the government shutdown. The president, in his letter, said there are "no security concerns" surrounding the event, in response to Pelosi raising that as a potential issue because of the partial shutdown. “I look forward to seeing you on the evening on January 29th in the Chamber of the House of Representatives,” Trump wrote. “It would be so very...
  • “This Is Libel!” – Attorney Robert Barnes Puts Democrat Ilhan Omar on Notice For Spreading Lies ..

    01/23/2019 9:12:26 AM PST · by bitt · 32 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 1/23/2019 | Christina Laila
    Newly elected Muslim Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) attacked the Covington teens Tuesday night and defended the black supremacists who taunted the Kentucky teens with racial slurs. The Covington Catholic teens have been exonerated after the full video showing what really happened at the Lincoln Memorial this weekend surfaced. The media lies have been debunked. The Black Supremacists shouted homophobic and racist slurs at the Covington teens after the March for Life rally in Washington DC. Then out of no where, Native American activist Nathan Phillips approached the students and loudly beat a drum in their faces. The Covington boys showed...
  • House Oversight Committee launches investigation into White House security clearances

    01/23/2019 8:57:47 AM PST · by bitt · 40 replies
    cbsnews ^ | 1/23/2019 | grace segers
    House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings announced Wednesday that the committee is launching an investigation into "grave breaches with the security clearance process" at the White House. "The goals of this investigation are to determine why the White House and Transition Team appear to have disregarded established procedures for safeguarding classified information, evaluate the extent to which the nation's most highly guarded secrets were provided to officials who should not have had access to them, and develop reforms," Cummings said in a statement. Cummings is asking the Trump administration for more information on the security clearances of current and former...
  • Bloody Decapitated Trump Head on Sword in DC Park Blocks From White House

    01/23/2019 8:32:06 AM PST · by bitt · 27 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 1/23/2019 | Jim Hoft
    A mock bloody, decapitated head of President Trump was put on end of the upraised sword of the Joan of Arc Statue in Meridian Hill Park in Northwest Washington, D.C., last Saturday according to several photographs posted online. The Trump head had red streamers coming down from the base to give the appearance of blood flowing to make clear the message of decapitation of the President.
  • Pritzker vows ‘most progressive state’ on abortion — GOP sees ‘left wing’ agenda (Illinois)

    01/23/2019 6:33:28 AM PST · by Salman · 15 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 01/22/2019 | Tina Sfondeles
    Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday signed an executive order aimed at ensuring the state is properly enforcing a politically divisive law that allows for the taxpayer funding of abortions — saying he was “concerned” former Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration wasn’t “making sure that it was enforced for state government employees.” The move prompted one Republican legislator to accuse Pritzker of running a “highly-politicized and left wing administration.” Pritzker signed the executive order at a Planned Parenthood of Illinois office in Chicago, while also commemorating the 46th anniversary of the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling, which effectively legalized abortion...
  • Mueller wants to know more about Trump campaign's ties to NRA

    01/23/2019 2:18:47 AM PST · by Libloather · 70 replies
    10 News ^ | 1/22/19
    Special counsel Robert Mueller's team has expressed interest in the Trump campaign's relationship with the National Rifle Association during the 2016 campaign. "When I was interviewed by the special counsel's office, I was asked about the Trump campaign and our dealings with the NRA," Sam Nunberg, a former Trump campaign aide, told CNN. The special counsel's team was curious to learn more about how Donald Trump and his operatives first formed a relationship with the NRA and how Trump wound up speaking at the group's annual meeting in 2015, just months before announcing his presidential bid, Nunberg said.