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  • Trump says he'll sign order with 'road to citizenship' for DACA recipients

    07/10/2020 5:46:24 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 179 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10 July 2020 | RAFAEL BERNAL
    "I'm going to do a big executive order. I have the power to do it as president and I'm going to make DACA a part of it," Trump responded....Asked whether the executive order would provide temporary relief for DACA recipients, Trump said its scope would be much wider..."But one of the aspects of the bill is going to be DACA. We're going to have a road to citizenship," he [Trump] added.
  • Supreme Court rules existing civil rights law protects gay and lesbian workers

    06/15/2020 7:25:08 AM PDT · by John W · 94 replies
    NBC News ^ | June 15, 2020 | Pete Williams
    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that existing federal law forbids job discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, a major victory for advocates of gay rights ó and a surprising one from an increasingly conservative court. The decision said Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which makes it illegal for employers to discriminate because of a person's sex, among other factors, also covers sexual orientation. It upheld rulings from lower courts that said sexual orientation discrimination was a form of sex discrimination. Across the nation, 21 states have their own laws prohibiting job discrimination based on...
  • Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mark Milley Apologizes for Joining Trump on Church Walk

    06/11/2020 11:36:55 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 113 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 June 2020 | JOSHUA CAPLAN
    Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mark Milley on Thursday apologized for accompanying President Donald Trump on his walk to St. Johnís Episcopal Church earlier June. ďMy presence in that moment and in that environment created a perception of the military involved in domestic politics,Ē Milley told National Defense University graduates in a pre-recorded speech. ďAs a commissioned uniformed officer, it was a mistake that I have learned from, and I sincerely hope we all can learn from it.Ē Milley, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, and Attorney General William Barr accompanied President Trump to Lafayette Square after protesters were cleared from...
  • Top US general says he was wrong to take part in Trump's church photo op

    06/11/2020 7:31:34 AM PDT · by Stravinsky · 90 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 11, 2020 | Ryan Pickrell
    The nation's top general said Thursday he was wrong for taking part in President Donald Trump's controversial church photo op last week. "I should not have been there," Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley said in an address during a National Defense University commencement ceremony. "My presence in that moment and in that environment created a perception of the military involved in domestic politics."
  • With his tweets about Scarboroughís intern, Trump set a trap for Twitter

    05/28/2020 5:53:26 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 68 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Andrea Widburg
    Even Trump supporters have wondered about Trumpís tweets implying that MSNBCís Joe Scarborough had something to do with a young internís death in his office when he was still a Florida congressman. Itís true that Scarborough and his co-host and wife Mika Brzezinksi have spent three years accusing Trump of treasonous collusion with the Russians, but Trumpís venom still seemed strange. I, however, donít think it was strange at all. Trump is one of the most calculating, rational people ever to occupy the White House. Heís been faced with a serious problem, which is the fact that the immensely powerful...
  • Trump: Donít let them get away with this!

    05/16/2020 9:33:31 AM PDT · by JoSixChip · 86 replies
    twitter ^ | 5/16/20 | Trump
    Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump ∑ 39m Mitch, I love you, but this is 100% true. Time is running out. Get tough and move quickly, or it will be too late. The Dems are vicious, but got caught. They MUST pay a big price for what they have done to our Country. Donít let them get away with this! @LindseyGrahamSC
  • Why Does President Trump Keep Pushing The Covid-19 Tests Numbers That We All Know Are Fake? (Question)

    05/13/2020 12:16:12 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 22 replies
    World Meter ^ | 05/13/20
    First it was fake news and now we have fake test results! I am trying to understand why President Trump, Fauci, Birx, the CDC and the W.H.O. keep saying the Covid-19 testing is what matters? At the very same time we are hearing and reading the "test results" for Covid 19 are being artificially inflated and extremely unreliable? For instance, it is admitted in States like New York and Ohio that everything is being labeled Covid-19. This includes people that were never tested! Even with this artifactual inflation of the numbers, the death count numbers are 20 times lower than...
  • Trump says Russia probe wouldn't have happened if Barr was AG instead of 'disaster' Sessions

    05/08/2020 7:29:42 AM PDT · by Golden Eagle · 72 replies
    FOX News ^ | May 8, 2020 | Jim Musto
    Robert Mueller's Russia probe never would have happened if now-Attorney General William Barr was picked for the position in 2017 instead of Jeff Sessions, President Trump said Friday. In a phone interview on "Fox & Friends" with host Steve Doocy, Brian Kilmeade, and Ainsley Earhardt, the president said that Sessions was a "disaster" in his role and that, initially, he did not want to make him attorney general. "I didn't want to make him Attorney General, but he was the first senator to endorse me. So, I felt a little bit of an obligation," Trump recalled. "He came to see...
  • Barr urges Trump administration to back off call to fully strike down Obamacare

    05/05/2020 9:03:42 AM PDT · by Skywise · 94 replies ^ | May 5, 2020 | Kaitlan Collins, Joan Biskupic, Evan Perez and Tami Luhby, CNN
    Attorney General William Barr made a last-minute push Monday to persuade the administration to modify its position in the Obamacare dispute that will be heard at the Supreme Court this fall, arguing that the administration should pull back from its insistence that the entire law be struck down. ... Barr and other top advisers have argued against the hard-line position for some time, warning it could have major political implications if the comprehensive health care law appears in jeopardy as voters head to the polls in November. According to four sources familiar with the meeting, Barr argued for modifying the...
  • Did Trump Err in Criticizing Gov. Brian Kemp?

    04/28/2020 5:34:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 96 replies
    American ^ | April 28, 2020 | Bill Dunne
    Did we see a serious political stumble by President Trump in his spat with Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp last week? While some may wonder, he seems over all to be handling the coronavirus crisis deftly enough. Heís been giving due deference to the medical brain trust of Drs. Anthony Fauci and Deborah Birx -- perhaps too much, some fear. At the same time, heís hammering away at the need to limit the brutal economic consequences of the lockdown as soon as possible. All this while parrying relentless attacks from the press and, of course, from an opposition party desperate to...
  • Jeff Sessions Calls For Ban On All Employment-Based Immigration During Coronavirus Crisis

    04/23/2020 10:33:16 AM PDT · by rintintin · 26 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 17 2020 | Jason Hopkins
    Former Attorney General-turned-Alabama Senate candidate Jeff Sessions is calling for a moratorium on all employment-based immigration until the U.S. unemployment rate reaches pre-coronavirus pandemic levels. Sessions made the announcement during a Thursday press release, saying the federal government should not take on more foreign workers until the countryís unemployment level falls below 3.5%. The declaration appears to be the most dramatic call for employment-based restrictions since the pandemic began.
  • NPR braces for steep cuts amid economic lockdown

    04/17/2020 2:13:45 PM PDT · by Drango · 75 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | April 16, 2020 | Benjamin Mullin
    National Public Radio is planning significant cost cuts as the coronavirus pandemic hits sponsorship and donation revenue, the public broadcaster's chief executive, John Lansing, said in a memo to staff. NPR is facing a budget deficit of between $30 million and $45 million through its 2021 fiscal year, Mr. Lansing said in the Wednesday memo. Sponsorship money is drying up amid "a very tough marketplace," he wrote, and donations could also take a hit as foundations and individuals "will be thinking hard about gifts as they watch the swings in the values of their own portfolios." NPR will need to...
  • Harvard doesn't rule out closing campus until 2021

    04/16/2020 7:07:38 AM PDT · by Bruiser 10 · 48 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 15 April 20 | Eduardo Neret
    Harvard University is not ruling out the possibility that it might not open its campus again to students until 2021. The announcement comes as Harvard researchers have said that social distancing measures may be necessary until 2022. "We are analyzing multiple scenarios, but, in the end, we will be guided by public health considerationsójust as we were in deciding on March 10 to send students home and then to implement plans for remote work" In a message to students on Monday, Harvard University President Lawrence Bacow wrote, "Many of you are concerned about plans for the fall. We are analyzing...
  • Bankrupting America

    04/08/2020 4:55:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies ^ | April 8, 2020 | John Stossel
    Two weeks ago, President Donald Trump signed the largest stimulus bill in U.S. history: more than $2 trillion. For once, both Republicans and Democrats agreed. The Senate voted 96-0. The House didn't even bother with a formal vote. At the White House, a reporter asked the president, pointing out that the bill includes $25 million for the Kennedy Center, "Shouldn't that money be going to masks?" "The Kennedy Center has suffered greatly because nobody can go there," Trump responded. "They do need some funding. And look -- that was a Democrat request. That was not my request. But you got...
  • Trump Should Line Item Veto Ballot Harvesting in $2.1 Trillion Bill (Vanity)

    03/27/2020 5:45:55 AM PDT · by TeleStraightShooter · 77 replies
    SCOTUS ^ | 2020.03.27 | Scalia, O'Conner, Breyer
    Trump should either: 1) Pull a Pelosi and say "Try Again" by flat out vetoing current $2,100,000,000,000 pork filled bill. .. . or . . 2) use Line item veto of the $1,000,000,000,000 in pork. The way I see it 7 new Judges on SCOTUS might see it different than this decision 22 years ago.
  • In Phone Call, Trump, Xi Discuss Coronavirus Pandemic

    03/27/2020 3:49:07 AM PDT · by Fury · 46 replies
    WBFO ^ | 03/27/2020 | Scott Neuman
    President Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping discussed the global response to the novel coronavirus in a phone call in which the two reportedly discussed easing tensions and pledged cooperation in the fight against the pandemic.
  • Trump defends $25 million in Kennedy Center funding in coronavirus stimulus

    03/26/2020 2:12:44 PM PDT · by gattaca · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 25, 2020 | BRETT SAMUELS
    President Trump on Wednesday defended the inclusion of $25 million in funding for the Kennedy Center as part of the massive economic relief bill aimed at boosting small businesses and workers harmed by the fallout of the coronavirus. Trump fashioned himself a supporter of the arts, arguing that the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is deserving of assistance given its inability to put on shows as officials ban large gatherings to try to curb the spread of the virus. "Iím a fan of that," Trump said of the funding. "I havenít spent time there because Iím far...
  • Are America, and Trump, being played? America has never been brought to her knees to the level happening right now,

    03/21/2020 7:42:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/21/2020 | By Eric Georgatos
    Our concern about Donald Trump in the campaign of 2016 was not about his personal morals. The ultimate choice to vote for him was made easier by the manifest political criminality of Hillary Clinton. And his emergence as an America First, America-loving president was a welcome relief after the apology tour presidency of Barack Obama. The concern about Donald Trump was that he had no ideological core. His public political persona was that of a fairly standard liberal Democrat from New York, but one smart enough over his career to shift around and play both sides of the political aisle...
  • Mick Mulvaney didnít jump from White House ó he was pushed, say insiders

    03/07/2020 3:58:08 AM PST · by be-baw · 64 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 7, 2020 | Ebony Bowden and Steven Nelson
    Mick Mulvaney didnít jump from his position as acting White House chief of staff ó he was pushed, after falling out of favor with President Trump, insiders tell The Post. ďMick was basically a pariah in the building,Ē a source close to the president said.
  • Attorney General Bill Barr rebukes Trumpís tweets about Roger Stone; Trump responds by saying he has the same right as any other citizen to comment

    02/14/2020 7:45:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/14/2020 | Andrea Widburg
    Itís hard to tell whether the apparent tension between President Trump and Attorney General Bill Barr is real or is a way to create the appearance of some separation between Barr and Trump on the subject of Roger Stone. The facts are straightforward, but still open to interpretation. Bob Mueller and his bad boys went after Roger Stone with a level of ferocity far in excess of any wrongdoing Stone had allegedly committed. Although Stone is a non-violent, first-time offender who allegedly committed a crime that is the norm in Washington D.C. (lying to Congress, something that James Clapper, for...