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  • Rubio, in challenge to Trump, suggests Congress will act against ZTE

    05/27/2018 5:19:21 PM PDT · by yoe · 33 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 27, 2018 | Karoun Demirjian
    In a direct challenge to President Trump, Sen. Marco Rubio suggested Sunday that Congress would take steps to prevent the Chinese tech firm ZTE from being able to operate in the United States. Trump had announced last week that he would allow the telecom giant to ”reopen,” in a stunning reversal after the United States had imposed[snip] The senator did not go into specifics about what kind of legislative measure Congress might pursue to block the president. The annual defense authorization bills being considered in Congress already contain a prohibition on the federal government using Huawei and ZTE products. Rubio...
  • U.S., North Korea to focus on shipping N. Korea warheads overseas

    05/27/2018 7:20:48 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 17 replies
    kyodonews ^ | May 27, 2018 | staff
    The United States and North Korea will focus on a proposed shipment overseas of nuclear warheads possessed by Pyongyang when the two sides hold preparatory talks for a summit between President Donald Trump and the North's leader Kim Jong Un, U.S. officials said Sunday. But it was not known if they can reach an agreement on the issue, given the North's reluctance to meet the U.S. demand that it ship an estimated up to 20 warheads overseas at an early date as part of measures to achieve a complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization of North Korea. In a Twitter post,...
  • Clapper: FBI's Trump informant was "most benign form of information gathering" {Clapper Lying Again}

    05/27/2018 6:23:05 PM PDT · by drpix · 47 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | 5/27/18 | Emily Tillett
    Former Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper says the use of human sources is "the most benign form of information gathering" amid President Trump's persistent outcry over the FBI's use of an informant during its investigation into connections between Russians and members of the Trump campaign... ...Clapper told "Face the Nation" that as DNI during the Obama administration, he would not have known about any FBI informant or their decision to use a human source.
  • More than 60 Dem lawmakers demand ethics investigation into Trump's relationship with China

    05/27/2018 6:12:06 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 37 replies
    MSN ^ | 5-27-2018 | Mary Tyler March
    More than 60 Democratic representatives are demanding an ethics investigation into President Trump's ties to China, following the president's recent push to rescue Chinese telecommunications firm ZTE. Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) posted a letter to David Apol, acting head of the federal government's ethics office, to Twitter on Sunday, stating that the request was prompted by Trump "advocating" for ZTE just days after the Chinese government gave one of the president's business endeavors a $500 million loan. In the letter, lawmakers say the business dealing between the Trump Organization and China may have violated U.S. laws forbidding public officials from...
  • A President Clinton would have made things much worse

    05/27/2018 4:16:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The New York Post ^ | May 26, 2018 | Michael Goodwin
    To put the roller-coaster presidency of Donald Trump in perspective, it helps on occasion to imagine that Hillary Clinton won the election. My experience is that the exercise leads to greater appreciation of the president we have, warts and all. Start with Clinton herself. She has spent the last 18 months in a perpetual snit. “No, I’m not over it,” she confessed while turning Yale’s commencement into a self-pity party. Anyone who has dealt with her knows the “I’m a victim” shtick didn’t start with November of 2016, and would not have ended if she won. She’s been a blamer...
  • President Donald Trump to travel to Houston Thursday

    05/27/2018 3:52:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    KPRC-TV ^ | May 27, 2018 | Megan Kennedy
    HOUSTON - President Donald Trump will touch down in Houston Thursday, the White House confirmed to KPRC on Sunday. After visiting Houston, he will travel to Dallas, though no context to his visit was provided by White House officials. Beginning Monday, the president will participate in a Memorial Day wreath laying ceremony in Washington, D.C., and will travel to Nashville Tuesday after meetings....
  • Working the Story: Who goes to a Trump rally? We drove to Indiana to find out.

    05/27/2018 3:17:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | May 27, 2018 | Tina Sfondeles
    Sun-Times political reporter discovers a (mostly) friendly space for Trump in Elkhart On May 10, 2018, President Trump traveled to Elkhart, Indiana – about 100 miles east of Chicago. Basking in the cheers of thousands of supporters wearing his red campaign hats, Trump hailed his decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports and his tough stance on trade deals, appealing to the region’s manufacturing base. He reissued his campaign pledge to build a border wall with Mexico, telling the crowd the work had started despite opposition from Democrats. And he celebrated the return of three Americans who had...
  • ‘Memorial Day. Honor those who sacrificed for our right in RESISTING Trump’s attack on Democracy’

    05/27/2018 2:56:38 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 25 replies
    Dean Obeidallah - Twitter ^ | May 27, 2018 | Dean Obeidallah
    I've been a bit emotional since I first saw this twitter exchange. It's such a sad and uncalled for response that I'm choked-up and somewhat teary-eyed. Some guy by the name of Dean Obeidallah (see short twitter bio below), posted this tweet: "This Memorial Day weekend lets honor the women and men who bravely sacrificed their lives fighting to protect our nation's freedoms by RESISTING Trump's attacks on our democracy."Dean Obeidallah RESIST In response, a Bill Presson tweeted: "This is pretty bad" Mr. Obeidallah, seeing the old black and white photo of a young man in uniform Mr. Pressor uses...
  • The impact of Trump’s tax cut according to Value Line

    05/27/2018 2:15:01 PM PDT · by Gen.Blather · 8 replies
    05/27/18 | Gen.Blather
    I have just finished reviewing the family’s investment portfolio and comparing thirty Value Line write-ups. In all but two cases the Value Line write-up made a comment about the positive impact of the tax cuts. Large multinational companies were bringing back to the states billions of dollars as the new tax structure made it profitable to do so, as they can now reinvest in the US as opposed to abroad. In most cases the write-up said the companies were adding billions of dollars to their bottom lines which was being, variously and in different proportions, returned to investors and invested...
  • Trump compliments North Korea’s ‘brilliant potential’ after canceling meeting

    05/27/2018 2:11:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 27, 2018 | Avery Anapol
    President Trump on Sunday praised North Korea’s “brilliant potential” just days after pulling out of his planned meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Trump tweeted that the White House pre-advance team had arrived in North Korea to make arrangements for the summit in the event that it does happen. “Our United States team has arrived in North Korea to make arrangements for the Summit between Kim Jong Un and myself,” he tweeted. “I truly believe North Korea has brilliant potential and will be a great economic and financial Nation one day. Kim Jong Un agrees with me on...
  • Budget battle brews as Trump threatens another shutdown [oh noes]

    05/27/2018 1:45:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 27, 2018 1:09 PM | Andrew Taylor
    President Donald Trump has warned Congress that he will never sign another foot-tall, $1 trillion-plus government-wide spending bill like the one he did in March. His message to lawmakers in both parties: Get your act together before the next budget lands on my desk. After a brief government shutdown earlier this year, Democrats and Republicans now agree on the need for budgeting day-to-day operations of government by the old-fashioned way. That means weeks of open debate and amendments that empower rank-and-file lawmakers, rather than concentrating power in the hands of a few leaders meeting in secret. But Capitol Hill’s dysfunction...
  • McConnell: 'Realistic Assessment' Senate Is in Play

    05/27/2018 12:22:52 PM PDT · by Hostage · 50 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 26 May 2018 | Solange Reyner
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell during an interview with Politico said there was a “realistic assessment” that the Senate landscape was in play during the upcoming midterm elections and poked fun at his campaign account's Narcos-inspired tweet aimed at Don Blankenship following the ex-convict's loss in the West Virginia primary. “It’s very much in play. If you look at history, it’s pretty clear that two years into any new administration is dicey territory for the party of the president. I don’t think this year will be any different. The wind is going to be in our face,” McConnell said. “We...
  • Deep State Confession: 2017 UK Article Indicates Obama’s Spygate Started in 2015 – Much Earlier than

    05/27/2018 12:19:52 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 30 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | May 27, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Another Internet sleuth (REX) put together some more pieces to Spygate over the weekend.  The sleuth’s analysis shows that Obama’s Spygate scandal started much earlier than expected and Deep State leaks support this claim. On April 13, 2017, the far left Guardian posted an article about Trump and Russia collusion that began by making a couple now key assertions,1)  British spies played a crucial role in the Trump – Russia conspiracy 2) Trump – Russia scandal began in at least 2015 3) The UK was involved 4) The UK and US worked together for the next six months Via The Guardian:...
  • Justice with Judge Jeanine

    05/27/2018 11:38:25 AM PDT · by gattaca · 8 replies
    You Tube ^ | May 26, 2018 | You Tube
    Deep State can't keep their story straight! Love it!
  • More than 60 Dem lawmakers demand ethics investigation into Trump's relationship with China

    05/27/2018 11:00:55 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/27/18 | Mary Tyler March
    More than 60 Democratic representatives are demanding an ethics investigation into President Trump's ties to China, following the president's recent push to rescue Chinese telecommunications firm ZTE. Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) posted a letter to David Apol, acting head of the federal government's ethics office, to Twitter on Sunday, stating that the request was prompted by Trump "advocating" for ZTE just days after the Chinese government gave one of the president's business endeavors a $500 million loan. In the letter, lawmakers say the business dealing between the Trump Organization and China may have violated U.S. laws forbidding public officials from...
  • Mayor Who Honored Stormy Daniels Settled $500,000 Sexual Harassment Claim in 2016

    05/27/2018 10:49:17 AM PDT · by blueyon · 34 replies
    breitbrat.com ^ | mey 27 2018 | Joel Pollak
    West Hollywood Mayor John Duran, who honored porn star Stormy Daniels last week for her role in leading the “resistance” to President Donald Trump, faced sexual harassment claims that led to the city paying out $500,000 on his behalf in 2016. The Los Angeles Times reported at the time: A former aide to West Hollywood City Councilman John Duran who sued the city and his boss alleging sexual harassment and wrongful punishment is set to receive $500,000 after settling with both parties earlier this month, according to the agreement obtained by The Times. Under the terms of the settlement with...
  • U.S. officials in North Korea to prepare for U.S. summit: report

    05/27/2018 8:49:08 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | 27 May 2018 | Hyonhee Shin, Doina Chiacu
    SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. officials crossed into North Korea on Sunday to hold talks on preparations for a possible summit, a U.S. newspaper reported, as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reaffirmed his commitment to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump. Both Pyongyang and Washington are pressing ahead on plans for a meeting between the two leaders after Trump pulled out of the scheduled June 12 summit on Thursday, only to reconsider the decision the next day. The Washington Post, citing a person familiar with the arrangements, said Sung Kim, a former U.S. ambassador to South Korea and former nuclear...
  • Trump lashes out at '13 angry Democrats'

    05/27/2018 8:33:59 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/27/18 | Mary Tyler March
    President Trump on Sunday lashed out on Twitter at special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, referring to the "13 Angry Democrats" on the probe and writing that they should have been working to investigate Hillary Clinton controversies. The Sunday tweet comes as the president has expressed anger and frustration about the FBI's use of an informant in its investigation of Russia's meddling in the 2016 election. Trump and his allies have claimed the use of the informant was an act of politically motivated espionage. "Why didn’t the 13 Angry Democrats investigate the campaign of Crooked Hillary Clinton, many crimes, much Collusion...
  • Trump Makes It Easier To Fire Deficient Govt Workers… Finally

    05/27/2018 8:24:22 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 30 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 27 May 2018 | Jazz Shaw
    The latest executive order news coming out of the White House addresses some long overdue questions about government workers and their unions. Efforts to not only shrink the size of government but to remove ineffective or misbehaving workers have largely been stymied by union agreements which were crafted over decades with nobody at the bargaining table looking out for the taxpayer. Other goodies for the labor groups allowed most of their union work to be done on government time and using government resources. These executive orders will be changing some of those processes. (Government Executive). Some of the biggest (and...
  • US officials arrive in North Korea for talks on still-possible Trump-Kim summit

    05/27/2018 8:16:57 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 23 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 2018-05-27
    US officials arrive in North Korea for talks on still-possible Trump-Kim summit Despite what appeared to have been its cancellation last week, a delegation of US officials have arrived in North Korea to prepare for a possible summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, the Washington Post reports. Leading the talks from the American side is Sung Kim, the current US ambassador to the Philippines, who was recalled from his post to assist in preparations for the summit, the post reports. Kim is said to have met with North Korea’s vice foreign minister, Choe Son Hui. The talks are...