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Trump, defiant, unloads on ’60 Minutes’

President Donald Trump defied climate scientists, intelligence specialists and even his own defense secretary on Sunday evening, capping a week of freewheeling press engagements with a sprawling prime-time network television interview in which he portrayed himself as an isolated but eminently empowered commander in chief. “I felt comfortable at the beginning, other than it was Read More…

Trump administration targets Chinese and Russian companies over illegal shipments to North Korea

The Treasury Department announced new actions Wednesday directed at Chinese and Russian companies that the department said have facilitated illicit shipments on behalf of North Korea. The department announced designations against one individual and three companies. Those businesses include a Chinese logistics company and its affiliate in Singapore, as well as Russia-based Profinet and its Read More…

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Violence breaks out as first group from migrant caravan arrives in Tijuana

Members of a migrant caravan currently in Mexico clashed with residents in Tijuana on Thursday night after residents demanded that the migrants leave public spaces and report to shelters. USA Today reports that Tijuana police were forced to separate groups of migrants and local residents, who were marching through city streets demanding police action, according Read More…

White House 'complying' with Russia probe: Conway

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Trump to meet with wildfire victims in California

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Bipartisanship Is Overrated

AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin In two phone chats after Democrats won the House in the midterm election, Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell and likely House speaker Nancy Pelosi broached the subject of bipartisanship—or as McConnell put it, “ways we might be able to find a way forward.” Read Full Article »

AP: Abrams wants a do-over in Georgia

So far most of the post-election fun has taken place in Florida, but Georgia might end up topping even Broward County for sheer chutzpah. The legal team for Democratic gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams tells the Associated Press that they may go to court to get a runoff, even though Republican Brian Kemp has more than 50% Read More…

Trump Raises the Stakes With CNN

X Story Stream recent articles Last week, the White House revoked the press pass of CNN’s chief White House correspondent, Jim Acosta, and denied him access to the building. CNN responded by filing suit in federal court against the president. Acosta’s First and Fifth Amendment rights had been violated, said CNN. The demand: Acosta’s press Read More…

Abrams legal team preparing unprecedented challenge in Ga. governor's race: report

Stacey Abrams’s campaign and legal team of almost three-dozen lawyers are preparing for legal battle in the Democrat’s race for Georgia governor, an unprecedented challenge that could go up to the state’s Supreme Court. Abrams is reportedly relying on a Georgia statute that has never before been used during a consequential election, The Associated Press Read More…

Prosecutors inadvertently reveal charges against Assange: report

The Department of Justice appears to have inadvertently revealed in an unsealed court filing that they have prepared charges against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, according to The Washington Post. There is some confusion about whether Assange has been charged, but the development appears to be tied to special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should Read More…

American Conservatism in the 21st Century- Part 2: The Family

==================Promoted from the diaries by streiff. Promotion does not imply endorsement.================== The traditional family is no more.  Today, fewer than 25% of all “families” consist of a mother, father and child or children.  The number of out-of-wedlock births has skyrocketed over the years.  In 1960, fewer than 500,000 couples were co-habitating; today the number stands Read More…

McConnell, Flake clash over protecting Mueller probe

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellSenators introduce Trump-backed criminal justice bill On The Money: Senior GOP senator warns Trump against shutdown | Treasury sanctions 17 Saudis over Khashoggi killing | HQ2 deal brings new scrutiny on Amazon | Senate confirms Bowman to Fed board Senior GOP senator warns Trump against partial shutdown MORE Read More…

Tax law failed to save GOP majority

The biggest accomplishment for congressional Republicans — passing a sweeping new tax law at the end of 2017 — didn’t end up saving the GOP majority in the House. The economy wasn’t the biggest issue of the midterms, according to exit polls, which found that a plurality of voters think the new tax law has Read More…

Conservative network backs White House in lawsuit for revoking 'rude' CNN reporter's press pass

Conservative news channel One America News Network on Thursday broke with most major media outlets by backing President Donald Trump in CNN’s lawsuit seeking to restore the press credential of its White House correspondent, Jim Acosta. Acosta “has hindered our free press from functioning effectively during White House briefings,” OANN argued in a court filing, Read More…

Confirmed: Magic is real

Coincidentally, that’s the same thought I have every time I read one of Trump’s tweets. “Confirmed: Magic is real.” I never thought I’d have it about an actual magic trick. To cleanse the palate, via Gizmodo, watch this and tell me I’m wrong. This warlock sonofabitch is Eric Chien, performing the routine that won him Read More…

D.C. City Council Votes to Restrict Airbnbs and Other Short-Term Home-Sharing Rental Companies

This week, the city council of Washington, D.C., voted for stricter regulations on short-term home-sharing rental companies such as Airbnb; the legislation next heads to the desk of D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D). The regulations are some of the strictest of their type in the nation, limiting D.C. property owners to only renting out their Read More…