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  • AXIOS: Report: State Dept. found WH had no legal ground to block Ukraine aid

    11/10/2019 6:53:10 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 95 replies
    Axios ^ | 11-10-2019 | Orion Rummler
    State Department lawyers found President Trump and the White House Office of Management and Budget had no legal ground to block the department sending military aid to Ukraine, Bloomberg reports. What's happening: The State Department "quietly authorized releasing $141 million" of the approximately $400 million withheld by the White House several days before Sept. 11 — the date Trump says he released the funds, per Bloomberg. The White House hold on funds "provoked consternation, if not panic, at the State and Defense Departments," Bloomberg reports — "because the law required them to spend the money by the end of the...
  • GOP lawmaker: If the party doesn't adapt to new demographics 'there won't be a Republican Party'

    11/03/2019 6:37:07 PM PST · by 4Runner · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 3, 2019 | Owen Daugherty
    Outgoing Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas), the only black Republican in the House, warned in a new interview that the GOP needs to adapt and start looking like the rest of America or "there won’t be a Republican Party in this country." In an interview with Axios that aired Sunday, Hurd said that "we know where the trends are going" regarding demographics in America and that Republicans "know what we need to do."
  • The GOP's nightmare scenario: Fears of a total wipeout in 2020

    10/29/2019 2:37:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 101 replies
    Axios ^ | 10/29/2019 | Mike Allen, Alayna Treene
    <p>A growing number of Republicans are privately warning of increasing fears of a total wipeout in 2020: House, Senate, and White House.</p> <p>Why it matters: All of this is unfolding while the economy still looks strong, and before public impeachment proceedings have officially begun.</p>
  • Romney takes shots at Trump over race, says he’s abandoning Kurds in Syria

    10/20/2019 11:25:06 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 48 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 20 2019 | Frank Miles - Fox News
    Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, took a series of shots at President Trump in an interview that aired Sunday, saying that some of the president’s rhetoric appealed to racism and claiming that under his leadership, the US was abandoning allied Kurdish fighters in Syria. Romney, who said he wrote in his wife, Ann, when he voted in 2016, told “Axios on HBO,” “The places where I would be most critical of the president would be in matters that were divisive, that appeared to be appealing to racism or misogyny, and those are the kinds of things I think that have been...
  • Trump's defiance on Ukraine [Lefty rag Axios]

    09/22/2019 5:12:08 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 15 replies
    axios ^ | Sep 20, 2019 | Justin Green, Dave Lawler
    President Trump is pushing the limits on how much Congress will tolerate of a president using his office to target political rivals. Why it matters: Ukraine is reportedly at the center of a whistleblower's concerns over Trump's contact with a foreign leader, the WashPost and N.Y. Times report. The phone call: Trump reportedly urged Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky "about eight times" to cooperate with his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani on investigating Joe Biden's son Hunter, the WSJ reported Friday afternoon. The whistleblower: While few specifics are known about the whistleblower complaint, Trump's call with Zelensky was two weeks before the...
  • Joe Biden demands Trump release transcript of Ukraine call

    09/21/2019 4:49:33 AM PDT · by mplc51 · 126 replies
    Axios ^ | 09/20/2019 | Orion Rummier
    Former Vice President Joe Biden called for President Trump to release a transcript of his July phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Friday, amid reports that Ukraine is at the center of a whistleblower's complaint over Trump's contacts with a foreign leader. "If these reports are true, then ... It means that he [Trump] used the power and resources of the United States to pressure a sovereign nation—a partner that is still under direct assault from Russia—pushing Ukraine to subvert the rule of law in the express hope of extracting a political favor." — Biden's statement on Friday...
  • Trump calls report that he inquired about nuking a hurricane ‘fake news’

    08/26/2019 8:17:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/26/2019 | By Edmund DeMarche
    President Trump on Monday tried to shoot down a report that said he "suggested multiple times" to top officials that they should look into whether a nuclear bomb could stop a massive hurricane in its tracks. Axios, citing unnamed sources, reported Sunday that Trump made the comments to Homeland Security and other officials. Their source paraphrased the president talking about how hurricanes form off the coast of Africa. "As they're moving across the Atlantic, we drop a bomb inside the eye of the hurricane and it disrupts it. Why can't we do that?" he reportedly asked. The National Oceanic and...
  • AOC sued after Trump court ruling for blocking Twitter users

    07/09/2019 9:14:32 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    axiis ^ | 07/09/2019 | Rebecca Falconer
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is facing 2 lawsuits for blocking Twitter users based on their personal viewpoints. Details: Former Democratic New York Assemblyman Dov Hikind filed a suit against Ocasio-Cortez after a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that President Trump violated the Constitution in blocking critics on Twitter. YouTuber and NY-11 Republican Congressional candidate Joey Saladino tweeted he'd also filed a suit against the freshman lawmaker after she blocked him.
  • The climate stakes of speedy delivery

    06/21/2019 6:32:52 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 20 replies
    Axios ^ | June 21, 2019 | Erica Pandey
    With its acceleration of Prime shipping from two days to one, Amazon established a new normal. Soon after, Walmart and Target came out with their own super-speedy shipping options. Why it matters: Flying, trucking and delivering millions of packages a day comes with a cost — as shoppers demand faster and faster speed, there has been a sharp environmental impact. The big picture: Consumers have gotten hooked on speed — and the efficiencies that e-commerce injected into retail are getting erased because now there are more deliveries of smaller numbers of packages. With this trend, emissions have grown: The annual...
  • The Media/Democrat Complex Strikes Big Tech

    06/12/2019 3:33:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | June 12, 2019 | Ben Shapiro
    This week, The New York Times ran a massive piece detailing the supposed radicalization of one Caleb Cain. Cain moved from political liberalism toward self-ascribed "tradcon" status from watching YouTube videos. The New York Times charted this nefarious move by following those videos. The suggestion by The Times was simple: If you watch typical conservative content hosted by people like me, you will eventually end up watching material hosted by alt-right figures. The only solution, presumably, would be for YouTube to downgrade material The Times dislikes. This attitude isn't only springing from The Times. Axios chief technology correspondent Ina Fried...
  • The Democrats' 100-year flood

    05/22/2019 5:51:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Axios ^ | May 22, 2019 | Alexi McCammond
    The midterm elections may have been a sign of what's ahead for the 2020 presidential election: experts say the voter turnout could be the highest in a century. The big picture: According to Michael McDonald, an elections expert at the University of Florida, turnout for the 2020 presidential election could be as high as 67% — the highest it's been since at least 1916. If that happens, President Trump will have a tougher fight for a second term. •He's driving turnout among those most unhappy with him (younger voters and people of color) even when he's not on the ballot....
  • Mueller report is 'beginning of the beginning,' Axios editor in chief says (Dem cult alert)

    04/18/2019 11:00:58 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 18 2019 | Sam Dorman
    Axios' editor in chief, Nicholas Johnston, said on Thursday that controversy surrounding the Russia investigation was far from over, given the criminal referrals and the copious redactions in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report. "This is the beginning of the beginning," Johnston said of the report, which included 14 criminal referrals and concerns about obstruction of justice. "There are 14 referrals from the Mueller investigation -- we know what two of them are. There are 12 more that were completely unknown which can also lead to other criminal prosecutions," Johnston told Fox News host Shepard Smith.
  • Earth's 5 warmest years on record have occurred since 2014

    02/06/2019 5:59:31 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 79 replies
    Axios ^ | February 6, 2019 | Andrew Freedman
    Last year was Earth's 4th-warmest year on record, coming in behind 2016, the planet's warmest recorded year, as well as 2015 and 2017, according to information released Wednesday by NOAA, NASA and the U.K. Met Office. Why it matters: The yearly rankings don't tell the whole story of long-term climate change, since natural variability can still push or pull an individual year up or down the rankings. However, the overall picture is growing starker with each passing year. Nine of the 10 warmest years on record since reliable data began in 1880 have occurred since 2005. At the same time,...