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WH Escalates Conflict With Mayor Of San Juan, Occupant Blames ‘Fake News’ For Everything

 The White House has gobsmackingly escalated an already incendiary situation by taking a cheap shot at the Mayor of San Juan. ABC News: Following Trump's tweets this morning, a senior White House official was asked whether the president will meet...
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Paul Ryan: ‘Nobody knows’ if the tax cuts will pay for themselves

Now that Congress has passed their massive tax cut, finally winning over even deficit-peacock Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) with the fairy dust and unicorn poop of "growth," House Speaker Paul Ryan decides to get honest. On the Today Show, when pressed on...
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Trump picks former ‘Fox & Friends’ host as ambassador to the UN

Boutros Boutros-Ghali! What fresh hell is this? From Bloomberg: President Donald Trump has decided to nominate State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert to replace departing United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley, according to three people familiar with the decision. Nauert,...
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Paper straws are the Trump campaign’s new wedge issue, but it can’t outrun the...

Racism is and always will be Donald Trump’s signature political position, but he has to find a few other official campaign issues, and right now, it’s drinking straws. Trump’s campaign is working to tap...
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Trump’s nominee for top Department of Agriculture scientist is a birther and conspiracy theorist

In accordance with Donald Trump's own personal devotion to making sure every one of his new federal appointees is someone apparently tapped for the position on a dare, Trump has selected non-...

Staffers say EPA-wrecking Scott Pruitt goes nowhere without an armed guard, even at the...

Until now, Ronald Reagan-appointed Anne Gorsuch Burford was the worst administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency in its nearly half-century of existence. She cut its budget by a fifth and worked diligently to please polluting industries that...
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New York Times: FBI Director Comey blew up election in effort to ‘shield’ FBI...

The New York Times has a deep-dive into Comey’s FBI suggesting what we've long suspected; Comey's letter to Congress "informing" them that the FBI had "new" information in the long-running hunt ...
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Leaked video shows Defense Secretary Mattis inspiring U.S. troops with a very un-Trump-like message

In the video below U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis was greeted at a U.S. base in Jordan by a growing number of soldiers as word got around of his arrival. In an impromptu speech to U.S. troops, the retired United States Marine Corps general gave...

Federal Workers Blast Trump’s Claim ‘Many’ Of Them Approve Of The Shutdown

The primitive mind of Donald Trump has, in classic form, declared that the government shutdown is just one more sortie in a black and white, simplistic, tribal war. Have the Democrats finally realized that we desperately need Border Security and a Wall on the Southern Border. Need to stop Drugs, Human Trafficking,Gang Members & Criminals from coming into our Country. Do the Dems realize that most of the people not getting paid are Democrats? — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 27, 2018 Vanity Fair: Don’t adjust your TVs folks, that is the president of the United States seemingly suggesting that the issue of federal workers not getting paid during the shutdown he engineered doesn’t matter because they’re playing for the other team. (Incidentally, two days prior, Trump insisted that “many” federal employees “want the wall” and have said to him or otherwise communicated that he should hold out until he gets the funding.) “This is outrageous,” Senator Mark Warner tweeted in response to the president’s latest baseless claim. “Federal employees don’t go to work wearing red or blue jerseys. They’re public servants. And the President is treating them like poker chips at one of his failed casinos.” Senator Amy Klobuchar wrote: “These shutdown workers work for the FBI & TSA (not GOP or DNC). They signed up to protect us & work for America regardless of party.” If you go to the federal workers and ask them, not a one is supporting Trump’s idiotic notions of keeping the government shut down, and them without a pay check, until the Democrats approve a racist, politically driven expenditure of $5Bil to fund an unnecessary wall. New York Daily News: The American Federation of Government Employees — which represents more than 700,000 federal employees and ranks as the country’s largest federal workers’ union — asserted there “should be no confusion” about whether its members want the government to reopen. “They are eager to get back to work,” AFGE President Jeffrey David Cox Sr. said in a statement, as the shutdown entered its fifth day. “They unequivocally oppose using shutdowns as a means of resolving policy disputes. This is not about a wall, this is about 800,000 real people with real families and real bills to pay.” Nine Cabinet departments — including Justice, State and Homeland Security — as well as dozens of federal agencies are closed because of the shutdown, forcing some 420,000 employees to work without pay and putting another 380,000 workers out of work. The problem here, and it is a big one, is that Donald Trump has never lived in the real world. He was a millionaire at age 8, because his rich father decided he would be. The vast majority of us do not have a wealthy relative or a convenient back door to go out of when the going gets rough. We’re just stuck. As the shutdown hit its fifth day on Wednesday, federal workers have been sharing worries about not receiving a paycheck on Twitter using the hashtag #ShutdownStories. Julie Burr, an administrative assistant at the Department of Transportation, wrote that she is “a single mom in panic mode” and is “picking up extra shifts at [her] 2nd job but it won’t pay the rent.” Incredibly, the government has reportedly created sample letters for employees to send […]
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Trump’s drug czar pick withdraws after report he blocked DEA from fighting opioids

Donald Trump’s nominee for drug czar has withdrawn from consideration after a major Washington Post investigation showed that he sponsored a law stripping the Drug Enforcement Administration of a major tool to fight the opioid epidemic. Some Democrats,...

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