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$20 billion tech firm Stripe is reportedly embroiled in an investigation into Trump’s inauguration

Stripe, a Silicon Valley online payment company which in September hit a massive $20 billion valuation, has become embroiled in an investigation into US President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee, The New York Times reports. Citing two people familiar with the inquiry, the Times said federal prosecutors issued a subpoena demanding that officials on the inaugural Read More…

Dems Prefer Electability in 2020

Some GOP voters want a primary challenge but most would back Trump   West Long Branch, NJ – In the run-up to 2020, fewer than 4-in-10 voters back a second term for President Donald Trump. The Monmouth University Poll finds a sizable number of GOP voters who would like to see Trump face a primary Read More…

House Democrats reveal details for opening offer in border negotiations

House Democrats provided a detailed offer Thursday — with dollar figures — of their opening offer in Department of Homeland Security (DHS) funding negotiations. The plan does not include funding for a border wall sought by President Trump. In her weekly news conference Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi addressed the ongoing negotiations over border security, making Read More…

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ICE arrests millionaire fugitives from Ecuador

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) this week arrested two millionaire fugitives from Ecuador whose family donated heavily to American political campaigns. Roberto and William Isaías, 74 and 75, were detained Wednesday in Miami and taken to a detention facility for undocumented immigrants awaiting deportation, The New York Times reported Friday. ICE told The Times Read More…

Police release two men questioned in Jussie Smollett attack

Chicago police released without charges two men who were arrested on suspicion of assaulting actor Jussie Smollett, the Associated Press reported Saturday. Authorities said they have new information after questioning the two men, the AP reported. “The individuals questioned by police in the Empire case have now been released without charging and detectives have additional investigative work to complete,” Read More…

Washington Post: Worried Trump Might Veto Bill, Democratic Leaders Warned Lawmakers Not To ‘Gloat’ Until It Was Signed, “Don’t Poke The Bear”

The Washington Post reported that, well aware of how favorable the bill was to their party, Democratic leaders instructed lawmakers not to show their winning hand until after President Trump had signed it. Democrats, privately, were amused but made a conscious decision not to gloat — concerned that if they celebrated what they considered a Read More…

Leftist Hatred

==================Promoted from the diaries by streiff. Promotion does not imply endorsement.================== Poor Nathan Philips- the Indian “leader” and “Vietnam war vet” badly in need of dental implants and drumming lessons.  No sooner had he earned his out sized 15 minutes of fame when Tom Brokaw  comes along and steals his thunder with-*gasp!*- comments about Hispanics Read More…

Dems ready aggressive response to Trump emergency order, as GOP splinters

House Democrats are vowing an aggressive response to President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump nominates ambassador to Turkey Trump heads to Mar-a-Lago after signing bill to avert shutdown CNN, MSNBC to air ad turned down by Fox over Nazi imagery MORE‘s emergency declaration at the southwest border, mulling ways to block his go-it-alone approach with legislation, legal Read More…

Conservatives can’t stop obsessing over Ocasio-Cortez. Their latest target: her boyfriend.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks in Washington on Jan. 30. (Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post) February 15 at 11:09 PM First, it was her clothing. Then her dancing. Not to mention her credit score, her apartment, her hometown. Maybe it was only a matter of time before right-wing trolls went after Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s love life. On Read More…

Trump heads to Mar-a-Lago after signing bill to avert shutdown

President TrumpDonald John TrumpBill Kristol resurfaces video of Pence calling Obama executive action on immigration a ‘profound mistake’ ACLU says planned national emergency declaration is ‘clear abuse of presidential power’ O’Rourke says he’d ‘absolutely’ take down border wall near El Paso if he could MORE departed Washington to travel to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida Read More…

Portland police accused of ‘collusion with right-wing extremists’ for texting Patriot Prayer leader

A Portland police lieutenant who commands a team that monitors protests in the city had frequently texted with Joey Gibson, leader of the protest group Patriot Prayer. At least one far-left City Commissioner is outraged about it and has demanded an investigation. Police Chief Danielle Outlaw has announced she will review the texts to see if Read More…

CA Man Registers ‘Assault Weapons’; CADOJ Shows Up to Confiscate Them

After California changed their gun laws in 2016 to require registration of so-called assault weapons (along with re-defining AW’s, requiring serial numbers on all firearms, doing away with an AW grandfathering provision, and more), many law-abiding gun owners were concerned that by complying with the law they would be essentially signing up for gun confiscation. Read More…

Trump Meets with MLK’s Pro-Life Niece, Conferences Advocates, & Continues His Fight for the Unborn

The Left loooooove Martin Luther King. In fact, there are only two things I know of that they don’t like about him: his pro-life niece, Alveda King everything he stood for (here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. If Obama had met with, for example, MLK’s widow (who passed away 2 Read More…

Trump’s national emergency declaration once again highlights his affinity for strongmen — and authoritarianism

Eugene Scott Reporter covering identity politics for The Fix February 15 at 5:13 PM President Trump has long displayed a soft spot for strongmen. He has praised Russian President Vladimir Putin for exerting “strong control over a country” and said Rodrigo Duterte is doing a “great job,” even as the Philippines’ president was accused of Read More…

Trump said conservative pundits don’t decide policy — then praised his favorite talk-show hosts

Alex Horton General assignment reporter covering national and breaking news February 15 at 2:38 PM Tucked into President Trump’s Rose Garden remarks about his recently declared national emergency and amid descriptions of human-trafficking victims tied up in the back of border-crossing trucks, there was a warm and fuzzy moment — at least for the nation’s Read More…