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  • Trump: Border wall construction will start on Monday

    03/24/2018 5:00:01 PM PDT · by MNDude · 126 replies
    President Trump said Friday that construction of his promised border wall would start "immediately" after signing the omnibus spending bill, which included $1.6 billion in funding for the wall. "We're going to be starting work literally on Monday," Trump said during an event Friday at the White House. "We have a lot of money coming to the border." Trump had threatened earlier Friday to veto the spending bill Congress passed on Thursday because it did not include sufficient funding for the wall and because it omitted expiring protections for young, undocumented immigrants.
  • White House announces ban on most transgender service members

    03/23/2018 6:34:56 PM PDT · by markomalley · 138 replies
    See BS ^ | 3/23/18
    The White House announced Friday that the Trump administration would implement its ban on all transgender service in the military "except under certain limited circumstances." It would also stop all use of Defense Department or Homeland Security resources to fund new sex reassignment surgeries, except to protect the health of individuals who have already begun treatment to reassign his or her sex. The announcement was expected, since it was part of President Trump's executive memo in August 2017 renewing a former transgender military service. According to the White House memo, "transgender persons with a history or diagnosis of gender dysphoria -- individuals...
  • Rollcall votes on the Omnibus Budget

    03/23/2018 12:36:33 PM PDT · by iowamark · 96 replies
    US House ^ | 3/23/18
    House 256-167 Senate 67-30
  • Trump signs $1.3 trillion spending bill despite veto threat on Twitter

    03/23/2018 11:10:15 AM PDT · by Innovative · 489 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 23, 2018 | John Wagner and Mike DeBonis
    Just hours after threatening a veto, President Trump said Friday afternoon that he had signed the sweeping $1.3 trillion spending bill passed by Congress early Friday and averted a government shutdown. In a morning tweet, Trump said he might veto the omnibus bill because it does nothing to address the fate of young undocumented immigrants known as “dreamers” and does not fully fund his border wall. But speaking to reporters at the White House about four hours later, Trump said he had decided to sign the bill despite his reservations, arguing that it provides much-needed funding for the military, including...
  • WH News Conference at 1:00

    03/23/2018 9:38:24 AM PDT · by backspace · 526 replies
    Donald J. Trump ‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 6m6 minutes ago News conference at the White House concerning the Omnibus Spending Bill. 1:00 P.M. 30 replies 20 retweets 113 likes
  • Trump threatens to veto omnibus bill because it does not address DACA recipients, fully fund...

    03/23/2018 8:41:35 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 91 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | March 23 at 11:20 AM | John Wagner and Mike DeBonis
    [ FULL TITLE ] [ Trump threatens to veto omnibus bill because it does not address DACA recipients, fully fund border wall ] President Trump said he might veto the sweeping $1.3 trillion spending bill passed early Friday — a move that likely would lead to a government shutdown — because it does nothing to address the fate of young undocumented immigrants and does not fully fund his border wall. In a Friday morning tweet, Trump said that those protected from deportation by the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program have been “totally abandoned” by Congress, and he...
  • Breaking: Zell Miller has died

    03/23/2018 7:58:24 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 128 replies
    BREAKING: Former Georgia Gov. Zell Miller has died.
  • Breaking on twitter: Trump threatens VETO of Omnibus Spending Bill

    03/23/2018 5:56:30 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 360 replies
    Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump · 3m3 minutes ago  More am considering a VETO of the Omnibus Spending Bill based on the fact that the 800,000 plus DACA recipients have been totally abandoned by the Democrats (not even mentioned in Bill) and the BORDER WALL, which is desperately needed for our National Defense, is not fully funded.
  • Crowds Protesting Stephon Clark Shooting Take Over Downtown Sacramento

    03/22/2018 8:27:10 PM PDT · by BBell · 168 replies ^ | 3/22/18 | ROWENA SHADDOX
    SACRAMENTO -- Four days after 22-year-old Stephon Clark was shot and killed by police officers in his grandparents' backyard, protesters gathered inside and outside Sacramento City Hall. Officers believed Clark had been breaking into cars in the neighborhood and shot him because they say they thought he had a gun. He was only holding a cellphone. "The death of one more man of color is one too many," Mayor Darrell Steinberg said earlier Thursday before the protest began. Protesters clogged major downtown Sacramento streets near City Hall as the Thursday commute was about to begin. Earlier in the day, the...
  • Officials ID 2 firefighters killed in York building collapse, 2 others injured expected to survive

    03/22/2018 7:14:39 PM PDT · by lightman · 15 replies ^ | 22 March A.D. 2018 | Wesley Robinson
    Officials in York have identified two firefighters killed in a structure collapse earlier today. Ivan Flanscha, 50, and Zachary Anthony, 29, and died from injuries sustained when the building collapsed just before 4 p.m. on the 100 block of North Broad Street in York. Both were later pronounced dead at York Hospital. Crews were at the scene of the the fire -- which broke out Wednesday evening at the former Weaver Organ and Piano -- trying to suppress parts of the fire that had reignited, York fire Chief David Michaels said at a news conference Thursday. Those remnants could have...
  • McMasters Out Bolton in

    03/22/2018 3:32:35 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 380 replies
    fox news | 3/22/18 | fox news
    Per FOX NEWs. On trumps twitter
  • Lead Clinton investigator shot in the back twice, run over

    03/22/2018 10:16:41 AM PDT · by OPS4 · 188 replies
    The Horn ^ | March 22, 2018 | The Horn, Editorial Team
    Jack Burkman, the leader of the controversial investigation into the murder of former DNC staffer Seth Rich, was shot twice in the back and run over by a man who claimed to have worked as a special agent in the Department of Energy, authorities say. Burkman was attacked in the Rosslyn Marriott hotel parking garage in Washington, D.C. on Mar. 13, lured to the spot by promises of secret documents on the Clintons by an FBI whistleblower.
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  • Dowd confirms he resigned as Trump’s lawyer in Mueller probe

    03/22/2018 8:38:35 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 25 replies
    Bloomberg Politics‏Verified account @bpolitics · 3m3 minutes ago Dowd confirms he resigned as Trump’s lawyer in Mueller probe
  • EXCLUSIVE: Fired FBI official authorized criminal probe of Sessions, sources say

    03/21/2018 1:29:07 PM PDT · by rxsid · 251 replies ^ | 03.21.2018 | Mike Levine
    EXCLUSIVE: Fired FBI official authorized criminal probe of Sessions, sources say By Mike Levine Mar 21, 2018, 4:01 PM ETNearly a year before Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired senior FBI official Andrew McCabe for what Sessions called a "lack of candor," McCabe oversaw a federal criminal investigation into whether Sessions lacked candor when testifying before Congress about contacts with Russian operatives, sources familiar with the matter told ABC News.
  • Breaking: Austin Serial Bomber Reported Killed by Police

    03/21/2018 1:36:52 AM PDT · by kristinn · 549 replies
    Twitter | Wednesday, March 21, 2028
    Local news in Austin reporting serial Bomber killed by police early Wednesday morning.
  • PA GOP moves to oust judges over gerrymandering decision

    03/20/2018 4:55:16 PM PDT · by upchuck · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | Mar 20, 2018 | Reid Wilson
    In a memo to fellow House members, state Rep. Cris Dush (R) said the ruling overriding Pennsylvania’s U.S. House district lines amounted to an overstep of judicial authority under the state Constitution, which lays out the path by which a bill becomes a law — in this case, a bill to delineate the district lines after the decennial Census and reapportionment process. “The five Justices who signed this order that blatantly and clearly contradicts the plain language of the Pennsylvania Constitution engaged in misbehavior in office,” Dush wrote to fellow members... While the legislature is run by Republicans, Democrats hold...
  • Austin bomb explodes in Goodwill store

    03/20/2018 5:27:59 PM PDT · by bgill · 196 replies
    March 20, 2018 | vanity
    CBSaustin tv announcing a bomb exploded at Goodwill store on Brodie Lane near Slaughter. Brodie Lane is where the Shertz FedEx bomb was mailed from.

    03/20/2018 11:39:42 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 15 replies
    Tuesday, March 20th, 2018: President Trump will host a roundtable event with members of law enforcement to discuss sanctuary cities across the US.
  • Presser starting for Texas Bombs. One exploded last night and one intact this morning.

    03/20/2018 8:06:43 AM PDT · by bgill · 70 replies
    Mar. 20, 2018 | vanity
    I'm tuned into FOX but other stations will be airing the presser in Shertz. Officials to speak have been announced and will start any minute. A package exploded at the Shertz FedEx building last night. Mailed from Austin to Austin. This morning, a second package was found and being investigated at the FedEx building near the ABIA airport in Austin. Hopefully, they'll be able to find more info from this intact package.