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  • House panel votes to constrain Afghan drawdown, ask for assessment on 'incentives' to attack US troops

    07/01/2020 10:45:12 PM PDT · by robowombat · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/01/20 11:24 PM EDT | REBECCA KHEEL
    House panel votes to constrain Afghan drawdown, ask for assessment on 'incentives' to attack US troops BY REBECCA KHEEL - 07/01/20 11:24 PM EDT House panel votes to constrain Afghan drawdown, ask for assessment on 'incentives' to attack US troops © Getty The House Armed Services Committee voted Wednesday to put roadblocks on President Trump’s ability to withdraw from Afghanistan, including requiring an assessment on whether any country has offered incentives for the Taliban to attack U.S. and coalition troops. The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) amendment, from Rep. Jason Crow (D-Colo.), would require several certifications before the U.S. military...
  • Senior Trump campaign official reassigned in staff shakeup

    06/30/2020 9:16:50 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06 30 2020 | Tal Axelrod
    President Trump’s reelection campaign has announced a staff shakeup just over four months before the general election as polls show him trailing former Vice President Joe Biden. Michael Glassner, who organizes Trump’s rallies, is being reassigned to a legal role within the campaign, and Jeff DeWit, a former Arizona state treasurer and Trump's 2016 Arizona chair, will come on as chief operating officer. The shakeup, which was first reported by Axios and confirmed by a campaign official to The Hill, comes after a rally two weekends ago in Tulsa, Okla., where the president garnered embarrassing headlines after being unable to...
  • Navy will not reinstate fired Captain (USS Roosevelt)

    06/19/2020 12:10:53 PM PDT · by ripnbang · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 19, 2020 | Rebecca Kheel and Ellen Mitchell
    The Navy will not reinstate the fired commander of the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier following an investigation of leadership’s handling of a coronavirus outbreak onboard in March.
  • Joe Biden: Government must protect monuments to Washington, Jefferson, Columbus

    06/30/2020 2:09:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/30/2020 | Jonathan Easley
    Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden on Tuesday said the federal government has a responsibility to protect statues and monuments of historical figures like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Christopher Columbus. Speaking at a press conference in Wilmington, Del., the former vice president defended monuments dedicated to past presidents who owned slaves. Biden made the case that those public statues should be preserved, while monuments to Confederate leaders should be removed peacefully by local officials. “The idea of comparing whether or not George Washington owned slaves or Thomas Jefferson owned slaves, and somebody who was in rebellion committing treason trying to...
  • Candidate's daughter begs voters: 'For the love of god do not vote for my dad'

    06/26/2020 7:18:04 AM PDT · by kevcol · 68 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 25, 2020 | Victor Morton
    Mr. Regan, a Republican, said in an interview with The Hill on Thursday that his daughter’s denunciations were unsurprising and implied she had been brainwashed at university. “A lot of students when they go off to these liberal university campuses … she went to the University of Colorado in Boulder — and you know, they just kind of get sucked into this Marxist, communist ideology and she and I just don’t see eye to eye when it comes to the whole socialism, communism, Marxist philosophy,” he said. He told the Hill that “her big thing has to do with the...
  • Mark Cuban endorses Biden on Hannity: He 'actually wants to run a country'

    06/24/2020 10:18:41 AM PDT · by Stravinsky · 108 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 24, 2020 | Joe Concha
    Mark Cuban told Fox News host Sean Hannity that he will vote for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden over President Trump in November, arguing that Trump "only wants to run a campaign" while Biden "wants to run a country." The endorsement comes as Biden continues to expand his lead over the incumbent in recent polling, including a New York Times-Sienna College national poll finding the former vice president enjoying a 14-point edge, 50 percent to 36 percent. "Donald Trump doesn't want to run a country. He wants to run a campaign," Cuban told Hannity on Tuesday night. "Joe Biden...
  • Defense bill would survey troops on if they've faced 'racist, anti-Semitic or supremacist' activity

    06/22/2020 12:40:21 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06 22 2020 | Rebecca Kheel
    Questions about whether troops have faced racism, anti-Semitism and supremacism on duty would be added to Pentagon workplace surveys under a provision in the House Armed Services Committee’s version of the annual defense policy bill. The provision is included in the military personnel subcommittee’s portion of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) released Monday. The bill would also require the Pentagon to develop a way to track and report supremacist, extremist and criminal gang activity in the armed forces. The language comes at a time when the military is grappling with racial issues in the wake of nationwide protests over...
  • Joe Concha says Biden campaign wants handpicked questions, no challenges from reporter

    06/19/2020 4:35:44 PM PDT · by cba123 · 24 replies
    Fox ^ | June 19th | By Joshua Nelson | Fox News
    Joe Concha, media reporter for The Hill, said on Friday that the only time presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has been challenged by the media was when urban hip-hop host Charlamagne Tha God addressed matters on race relations. “The bottom line is that Joe Biden is in the business of handpicked questions from handpicked outlets from safe situations,” Concha told “Fox & Friends.” Concha said that after Biden’s interview with Charlamagne Tha God on "The Breakfast Club" did “not go well,” the former vice president’s campaign staff wants to avoid that from happening again.
  • Joe Rogan faces backlash for laughing about his friend coercing women to perform oral sex

    06/20/2020 2:39:28 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06 20 2020 | Marty Johnson
    Popular podcast host Joe Rogan is under fire for an old podcast clip that has surfaced in which he laughs over comments his friend made about coercing women to perform oral sex on him. Attention to celebrities' thoughts on sexual harassment and assault heightened this week after multiple women came forward and alleged that comedian Chris D’Elia sexually harassed them when they were underage. Twitter users resurfaced a clip from 2011 when Rogan hosted comedian Joey Diaz on his podcast. In the clip, Rogan laughs after Diaz boasted that he wouldn't allow women comedians onstage without performing oral sex on...
  • Poland in the middle: Its push for US troops may alienate Germany and Russia

    06/19/2020 11:07:42 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06 19 2020 | Dov S. Zakheim
    Poland finds itself in a bind. For the past two years, Warsaw has lobbied Washington for an increase in American troop presence on its territory. It now appears likely that it will get at least some of what it wants, but that could be at the expense of America’s presence in Germany. Should that happen, Warsaw would find itself at odds with its economically powerful neighbor, a circumstance that — given the tragic history of German-Polish relations — the Polish government wishes to avoid. Not surprisingly, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki made clear, “It is not [Poland’s] intention to achieve...
  • Boy Scouts supports Black Lives Matter, requires diversity merit badge for Eagle Scouts

    06/17/2020 8:30:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 17, 2020 | Zack Budryk
    The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) issued a statement in support of the Black Lives Matter movement on Monday, calling it a "human rights issue" and saying a "diversity and inclusion" merit badge will be a requirement for Eagle Scouts going forward. The BSA executive committee in its statement expressed regret for "not [being] as brave as we should have been" on using the group's platform to address racism.
  • GOP divided in fight over renaming bases

    06/16/2020 1:29:49 PM PDT · by robowombat · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/16/20 06:00 AM EDT | ALEXANDER BOLTON
    GOP divided in fight over renaming bases BY ALEXANDER BOLTON - 06/16/20 06:00 AM EDT GOP divided in fight over renaming bases A legislative fight over whether to rename military installations named after Confederate generals is quickly dividing Senate Republicans and creating campaign headaches. GOP strategists warn that a misstep could prove costly, giving GOP senators heartburn in a year when they have to defend 23 seats, compared to just 12 for Democrats, who are growing increasingly confident of their chances to win back the majority in November. The hot-button issue took shape last week when a group of Republicans...
  • Myth: Second Amendment protects individual liberties (pretzel logic barf alert)

    06/13/2020 7:01:57 AM PDT · by DoodleBob · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 11, 2020 | Katie Schofield
    Heavily armed citizens showed up recently at protests in Wyoming, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Montana, Colorado and Idaho to allegedly protected peaceful protesters from antifa. ... The FBI stated there is no evidence that any protests have been linked to antifa. Still, President Donald Trump tweeted: “Domestic Terrorists have taken over Seattle, run by Radical Left Democrats, of course. LAW & ORDER!” ... In mid-April, after blue-state governors enacted quarantine measure, he also claimed multiple times that these governors were trying to take people’s guns away...Less than two weeks later, armed anti-lockdown protesters descended on Michigan’s statehouse. In response, some state legislators...
  • Stacey Abrams says she hasn't heard from Biden campaign about VP search

    06/11/2020 7:43:33 AM PDT · by kevcol · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 11, 2020 | Tal Axelrod
    Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams says she has not heard from Joe Biden’s presidential campaign as it starts its vetting process to pick a nominee for vice president. “I have said many times that if called I will answer, but I have not received any calls,” Abrams, who rose to prominence when she narrowly lost Georgia’s gubernatorial race in 2018, said Wednesday night on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” Abrams, also a former leader in the Georgia state House, has been frequently floated as a possible running mate for Biden, particularly as pressure ramps up for the former vice president...
  • Trump to resume campaign rallies this month

    06/08/2020 2:01:44 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07 08 2020 | Morgan Chalfant
    President Trump plans to resume campaign rallies in the next two weeks as states move forward with reopening businesses and allowing gatherings to resume. The plans were first reported by Politico and confirmed to The Hill by Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh. The details of the rallies, including when and where they will take place and what safety protocols will be implemented, have not yet been decided. Trump’s last campaign rally took place in March, before most states issued stay-at-home orders amid the coronavirus pandemic. DEVELOPING
  • Elmer Fudd will not have a gun in 'Looney Tunes' reboot

    06/06/2020 7:44:46 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 77 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06 06 2020 | Marina Pitofsky
    In a new series based on the beloved “Looney Tunes” cartoons, the classic character Elmer Fudd will no longer carry a gun. The new series “Looney Tunes Cartoons,” which premiered last week on the streaming service HBO Max, will feature the cartoon’s characteristic violence – using sticks of dynamite, booby traps and the iconic anvils and bank safes dropped onto characters, The New York Times reported last week. However, Peter Browngardt, the series executive producer and showrunner, told the outlet, “We’re not doing guns.” “But we can do cartoony violence — TNT, the Acme stuff. All that was kind of...
  • CNN doesn't air Trump jobs report remarks; Fox News, ABC, CBS, NBC carry in full

    06/05/2020 10:05:59 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06 05 2020 | Joe Concha
    CNN opted not to air President Trump's remarks on Friday's surprise jobs report showing 2.5 million jobs were added to the economy in May, with MSNBC carrying the comments partially, and Fox News, ABC, NBC and CBS carrying the speech from the Rose Garden in full. The president was in a celebratory mood following the report that the unemployment rate dropped from 14.7 percent in April to 13.3 percent in May. Analysts had expected the report would show unemployment rising to as high as 20 percent, and the new figures suggested an economic rebound could come more quickly. Stocks jumped...
  • Iran releases US Navy veteran Michael White

    06/04/2020 8:41:23 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06 04 2020 | Rebecca Klar
    Iran has released U.S. Navy veteran Michael White, who had been detained for nearly two years, his family confirmed Thursday. “I am blessed to announce that the nightmare is over, and my son is safely in American custody and on his way home,” White’s mother, Joanne White, said in a statement shared by a family spokesman on Twitter. Joanne White thanked the State Department, Swiss diplomats and former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson (D) in her statement. U.S. special envoy for Iran Brian Hook flew to Zurich with a doctor to meet...
  • Pelosi, holding a Bible, urges Trump to help the country heal

    06/02/2020 9:15:59 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 73 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06 02 2020 | Mike Lillis
    A reserved Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Tuesday called on President Trump to tone down his combative approach to the national protests for racial justice that have followed the death of an unarmed black man in Minneapolis last week. Clutching a Bible in the Capitol, Pelosi urged Trump to reach across the divides of race, party, region and religion to help the country heal instead. "We would hope that the president of the United States would follow the lead of so many other presidents before him to be a healer-in-chief, and not a fanner of the flame," she said.
  • George W. Bush’s endorsement of Joe Biden ‘could change some votes’

    06/01/2020 4:01:56 PM PDT · by Menehune56 · 105 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 6/1/2020 | Shawn Langlois
    ‘Imagine if former President Bush, as Trump’s most recent Republican predecessor, backed a Democrat. Bush’s voice has the singular power to reach moderate Republicans and Republican-leaning independent voters, freeing them to walk away from the Party of Trump.’ That’s Fox News analyst Juan Williams musing in an op-ed for The Hill on Monday about what an endorsement from George W. Bush could mean for Joe Biden’s chances in the 2020 election.