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  • Trump says he'll decide on foreign aid cuts within a week

    08/20/2019 2:25:32 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | Niv Elis - 08/20/19 | Niv Elis - 08/20/19
    President Trump said Tuesday that a decision on whether to try to suspend certain foreign aid funds would likely be coming within a week. "We’re looking at it, and we’re looking at it in different ways," Trump told reporters during a meeting with the Romanian president in the Oval Office. "We’re talking to Republicans and Democrats about it, and certain things we could save." "We have some things on the table very much and we’ll let you know over the next, probably sooner than a week," he added. The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has been working...
  • Honduras president, others targets of DEA investigation [Cocaine Smuggling, $$$ Laundering]

    05/31/2019 5:12:28 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 21 replies
    AP ^ | May 30, 2019 | Claudia Torrens & Christopher Sherman
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. federal court documents show Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández and some of his closest advisers were among the targets of a Drug Enforcement Administration investigation.</p> <p>A document filed by prosecutors on Tuesday in the Southern District of New York mentions Hernández as part of a group of individuals investigated by the DEA since about 2013 for participating “in large-scale drug-trafficking and money laundering activities relating to the importation of cocaine into the United States”.</p>
  • Ocasio-Cortez says cutting military, economic aid to Israel ‘can be discussed’

    04/15/2019 8:09:05 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 72 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 15, 2019 | 10:26pm | Chris Perez
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez believes the US should consider cutting military and economic aid to Israel — and Jewish Democrats are blasting her for it. “I think it’s something that can be discussed,” she said Sunday on Yahoo’s “Skullduggery” podcast, adding that the idea should “certainly” be on the table. “I think these are part of conversations we are having in our caucus,” the congresswoman added. “I hope to play a facilitating role in this conversation and a supportive role in this conversation. But I also know that there have been people leading on this for a long time, like Congresswoman...
  • U.S. ending aid to El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras over migrants

    03/30/2019 5:42:21 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 93 replies
    Reuters ^ | 30 Mar 19 | Reuters Staff
    Trump has claimed that the countries had "set up" caravans of migrants in order to export them into the United States The United States is cutting off aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, known collectively as the "Northern Triangle," the State Department said on Saturday, a day after President Donald Trump blasted the Central American countries for sending migrants to the United States. "We are carrying out the President's direction and ending FY (fiscal year) 2017 and FY 2018 foreign assistance programs for the Northern Triangle," a State Department spokesperson said in a statement. The department declined to provide...
  • Bill to repeal permanently Mexico City Policy introduced in US Congress

    02/09/2019 8:03:08 PM PST · by blueplum · 17 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | 09 Feb 2019 | uncredited
    Washington D.C., Feb 8, 2019 / 05:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Two Democrats in the U.S. Congress this week reintroduced a bill that would permanently repeal the Mexico City Policy, a regulation that is seen as a barometer of U.S. presidents’ abortion politics. The Mexico City Policy, referred to as the “Global Gag Rule” by some critics, was originally instituted by president Ronald Reagan in 1984. It mandates that foreign non-governmental organizations may not receive federal funding if they perform or promote abortions as a method of family planning....(snip) ...This week, the Global HER (Health, Empowerment, and Rights) Act, which seeks...
  • Weekly Update: BIG Court Victory on Clinton Emails and Benghazi

    01/19/2019 9:37:42 AM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 18, 2019 | Tom Fitton
    Court Orders Discovery to Begin on Clinton Email / Benghazi Scandals Documents Detail Nancy Pelosi’s CODEL Travel in 2015 U.S. Doles Out Millions to Costa Rica & Mozambique During Shutdown The Murder Epidemic in Indian Country Now We’re Providing Sex-Change Surgery to Convicted Child Sex Abusers Court Orders Discovery to Begin on Clinton Email / Benghazi Scandals Last week, I reported to you that we had submitted a court-ordered discovery plan for the depositions of several top former government officials involved in the Clinton email scandal, including Obama administration senior officials Susan Rice, Ben Rhodes, Jacob Sullivan, and FBI...
  • John Bolton unveils new Africa strategy based on "America First" principles

    12/20/2018 11:10:47 PM PST · by aquila48 · 27 replies
    cbs ^ | DECEMBER 13, 2018 | OLIVIA GAZIS, ARDEN FARHI
    Ambassador John Bolton, the President's national security adviser, unveiled the strategy in remarks delivered at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank in Washington, D.C. "Under our new Africa strategy, we will target U.S. funding toward key countries and particular strategic objectives," Bolton said. "We will make certain that all aid to the region—whether for security, humanitarian, or development needs—advances U.S. interests," Bolton said. Currently, the U.S. sends more than $8 billion annually to African countries, though Bolton, citing a "longstanding pattern of aid without effect," indicated that amount may soon be slashed. "Unfortunately, billions upon billions of U.S. taxpayer...
  • Sen. Rand Paul holding up US aid to Israel

    11/28/2018 4:06:31 PM PST · by SJackson · 55 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11-28-18
    Republican Sen. Rand Paul blocking codification of Obama-era military deal with Israel. Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is blocking U.S. military aid to Israel. Paul, who has previously called to cut defense assistance to Israel, recently put a hold on the U.S.-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2018, which codifies into law the $38 billion defense aid package for Israel over 10 years that was negotiated in the final days of the Obama administration. A hold is a parliamentary procedure that allows senators to prevent a motion from reaching a floor vote. The Senate passed the act in early...
  • Trump says foreign aid 'probably just stolen' by Central American leaders

    11/04/2018 2:37:06 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 44 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 04, 2018 05:16 PM | Steven Nelson
    President Trump vowed to reduce foreign aid to Central American countries whose citizens are marching toward the U.S. border, saying Sunday that the money "is probably just stolen" by corrupt leaders. "We pay these countries by the way -- Honduras, El Salvador -- we pay these counties hundreds of millions of dollars, which by the way we will be stopping very soon," Trump said at a campaign rally in Georgia. "They don't do a damned thing, they don't do a damned thing for us," Trump said. After a crowd of thousands of asylum seekers entered Mexico, Trump announced in an...
  • Trump says he’s reducing Central American aid over migrants

    10/22/2018 8:14:48 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 63 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 22, 2018 10:11 AM EDT | Zeke Miller
    President Donald Trump said Monday the U.S. would begin “cutting off, or substantially reducing” aid to three Central American nations over a migrant caravan heading to the U.S. southern border. Trump tweeted: “Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador were not able to do the job of stopping people from leaving their country and coming illegally to the U.S.” The three countries received a combined more than $500 million in funding from the U.S. in fiscal year 2017, though it was not immediately clear how much Trump is seeking to cut. The Monday morning tweets marked the latest escalation by the president,...
  • As President Trump Threatens to Cut Aid, Mexico Deploys Riot Police at Guatemala Border...

    10/19/2018 6:21:21 AM PDT · by davikkm · 13 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    It looks like the “Meskin” government actually listens to President Trump’s words, and does what he says, unlike most branches of the US “feral gummint”. You think I am kidding, I know. Yet, judging from what happened today, the POTUS has more control over the governments of Latin America, with an emphasis on immigration policies, than he does over the US government. At least, he’s controlling the Mexico border, or so it appears. Here’s from USA Today: The government of Mexico dispatched two 727 Boeing planes filled with federal police officers to its southern border with Guatemala on Wednesday to...
  • Trump’s threats to cut aid from Honduras is ‘not going to work,’ says Dem

    10/17/2018 9:53:22 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10 17 2018 | Tess Bonn
    Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-N.Y.) criticized President Trump’s threats on Wednesday to cut off aid to Honduras over an immigrant caravan. Espaillat said that taking such an action “is not going to work” because it signifies a much larger, global issue. President Trump warned if Honduras' government didn’t stop a caravan of migrants headed to the U.S., the Trump administration would withhold funding to the country, “effective immediately.” “That’s not going to work,” Espaillat told Hill.TV co-hosts Krystal Ball and Buck Sexton. “Guatemalans migrate to Mexico, Mexicans migrate to the United States, Africans migrate to Spain and Italy, Libyans migrate to...
  • Trump just announced- no link

    10/16/2018 11:05:22 AM PDT · by Kevin in California · 104 replies
    10-16-2018
    Trump's telling the leaders of Honduras that if they don't turn that caravan around that's headed to the US, he will cut off all aid to them. BEST PREZ of my lifetime and I'm 56y/o
  • Trump threatens to cut U.S. aid to Honduras over immigrants

    10/16/2018 6:57:32 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 64 replies
    Thompson Reuters Foundation News ^ | Tuesday, 16 October 2018 13:28 GMT | al Reuters
    WASHINGTON, Oct 16 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday threatened to withdraw funding and aid from Honduras if it does not stop a caravan of people that is heading to the United States. "The United States has strongly informed the President of Honduras that if the large Caravan of people heading to the U.S. is not stopped and brought back to Honduras, no more money or aid will be given to Honduras, effective immediately!" Trump said on Twitter. Up to 3,000 migrants crossed from Honduras into Guatemala on Monday on a trek northward, after a standoff with police...
  • Washington Post's Hysteria Over the End to America's UNRWA Funding

    09/07/2018 10:34:45 AM PDT · by SJackson · 21 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | September 7, 2018 | Hugh Fitzgerald
    When delusions and fantasies are substitutes for reporting. How did the Washington Post cover the end of America's UNRWA Funding?Here’s how: The United States will no longer contribute to the United Nations relief agency for Palestinian refugees, the State Department announced Friday [August 31], amid widespread Palestinian outrage charging that the decision violates international law and will aggravate an already dire humanitarian situation, particularly in Gaza. The Washington Post should explain to readers, if it can, what “international law” the “Palestinians” claim has been violated. I do not think there is any. Contributions to UNRWA are voluntary. In any case,...
  • Trump administration to end U.S. funding to U.N. program for Palestinian refugees

    08/30/2018 9:16:25 PM PDT · by bitt · 54 replies
    WAPO ^ | 8/30/2018 | Karen Deyoung
    The Trump administration has decided to cancel all U.S. funding of the United Nations aid program for Palestinian refugees, part of its determination to put its money where its policy is as it seeks a recalculation of U.S. foreign aid spending and prepares its own Israeli-Palestinian peace plan. In an announcement to be made within the next several weeks, the administration plans to voice its disapproval of the way the U.N. Relief and Works Agency, or UNRWA, spends the funds and to call for a sharp reduction in the number of Palestinians recognized as refugees, dropping it from more than...
  • U.S. Cuts More Than $200 Million in Aid to Palestinians

    08/24/2018 2:13:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 24, 2018 | Lauretta Brown
    The Trump administration announced Friday that it is cutting more than $200 million in aid to the Palestinians, following a review, commissioned by President Trump, of U.S. assistance projects in Gaza and West Bank."At the direction of President Trump, we have undertaken a review of U.S. assistance to the Palestinian Authority and in the West Bank and Gaza to ensure these funds are spent in accordance with U.S. national interests and provide value to the U.S. taxpayer," a State Department official said in a statement to reporters. "As a result of that review, at the direction of the president, we...
  • Exclusive: As Trump cracks down on Pakistan, U.S. cuts military training programs

    08/10/2018 10:25:31 AM PDT · by entropy12 · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | AUGUST 10, 2018 / 7:18 AM | Idrees Ali, Phil Stewart
    ISLAMABAD/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump’s administration has quietly started cutting scores of Pakistani officers from coveted training and educational programs that have been a hallmark of bilateral military relations for more than a decade, U.S. officials say.
  • Today Americans march in outrage. What do we do tomorrow?

    06/30/2018 11:45:12 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/30/18 | Richard Kauzlarich
    SNIP One way is by marching today in Washington and around the country to proclaim that families belong together. Many Americans will do this. We must, however, address the immigration issue comprehensively and humanely through evidence-based policy change. There are concrete actions that Congress and the administration can take to improve both the policies that affect immigrants after they arrive at our borders as well as materially diminish the factors that drive people to seek safety in America. For 32 years in the Foreign Service — in Africa, the Middle East and the Balkans, including as U.S. ambassador in Azerbaijan...
  • Trump: 'We're Not Going to Give Any More Aid' to Countries That Send Illegal Immigrants to U.S.

    06/20/2018 8:16:59 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 126 replies
    CNS News ^ | 06/20/2018 | Susan Jones
    <p>Now think of all that aid that we give some of these countries, hundreds of millions of dollars we give to some of these countries, and they send them up.</p> <p>Well I'm going to go, very shortly, for authorization that when countries abuse us by sending their people up, not their best, we're not going to give anymore aid to those countries. Why the hell should we? Why should we?</p>