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Trump’s surrender on State of the Union makes it even less likely Pelosi will give in on border wall – Washington Examiner

President Trump’s decision Thursday morning to surrender to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s demand that he wait until after the government shutdown is resolved to deliver his State of the Union speech in the House chamber is going to make it a lot less likely that Pelosi, D-Calif., gives in on the funding for a border wall. Sure, in the larger scheme of things, this childish skirmish doesn’t matter much. No…

Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2019

Nancy Pelosi more popular than Trump after monthlong shutdown – Washington Examiner

If politics is just a big popularity contest, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is winning — or at least, she isn’t losing as badly as President Trump. According to a new CBS poll, Pelosi is more popular than either Trump or Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. When asked about her job performance, respondents gave Pelosi a 39 percent approval, with 50 percent disapproving. Trump received only a 36 percent approval…

Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2019

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross Downplayed Shutdown Hardships. Dems Raged – NPR

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Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2019

Hospital says doctor accused of ordering fatal doses should have been removed faster – NBC News

The Ohio hospital where a doctor is accused of ordering fatal doses of fentanyl to near-death patients said Thursday that three patients died even after the hospital was initially notified about the physician. In addition, officials at the Mount Carmel Health System in Columbus said it had found seven more cases in which patients of Dr. William Husel were given “excessive doses of pain medication,” bringing the total number of…

Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2019

Covington Catholic students: what America is missing – Vox

On Friday, students from Kentucky’s Covington Catholic High School encountered a Native American elder at the March for Life in Washington, DC, and appeared to taunt him. By Tuesday, video of the incident had gone viral; longer videos, giving more context, had been released; one of the students, Nick Sandmann, had issued a detailed statement telling his side of the story; and multiple members of the media had apologized for…

Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2019

Trump, in first-ever prime time Oval Office address, laments ‘crisis of the heart and a crisis of the soul’ at border – Fox News

Video Trump: Only reason government remains shutdown is because Democrats will not fund border security President Trump delivers first Oval Office address, focusing on the need for border security. President Trump used his first-ever prime time address from the Oval Office on Tuesday night to make his case for funding a southern border wall — as well as to emphasize the human cost of what he called the “growing humanitarian and…

Posted: Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Rosenstein to leave DOJ in coming weeks, sources say – Fox News

Video Rosenstein expected to exit DOJ in coming weeks as Senate gears up for Barr’s attorney general confirmation hearing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein reportedly wants to ensure a smooth transition for incoming Attorney General nominee Bill Barr; Peter Doocy reports from Capitol Hill. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is expected to leave his role in the coming weeks, sources familiar with the matter told Fox News. Rosenstein wants to…

Posted: Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Half the 600,000 residents aided by NYC Care are undocumented immigrants – USA TODAY

Posted: Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Trump revives threats to withhold FEMA funds from California fire recovery – CNN

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Posted: Wednesday, January 09, 2019

California man charged with stealing roommate’s winning $10M lottery ticket – NBC News

A Northern California man accused of stealing and trying to cash his roommate’s $10 million-winning lottery ticket was arrested Monday. Adul Saosongyang, 35, was charged with grand theft after allegedly stealing his roommate’s winning Scratcher ticket and swapping it for a dud in December, according to the Vacaville Police Department. Adul Saosongyang was arrested after attempting to cash in his roommate’s $10 million winning lottery ticket in Vacaville, California.Vacaville Police…

Posted: Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Why Theresa May delayed Parliament’s Brexit vote – Washington Examiner

Addressing the House of Commons on Monday, British Prime Minister Theresa May delayed a vote on her Brexit withdrawal or transition agreement with the European Union. The vote was originally planned for Tuesday but will now take place at an as yet undetermined date before Jan. 21, 2019. May’s delay of this vote is a big deal. It proves that her plan lacks the support of the House of Commons….

Posted: Monday, December 10, 2018

Amid chief of staff search, Trump increasingly anxious over political future – CNN

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Posted: Monday, December 10, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh sides with liberal justices in declining to hear Planned Parenthood defunding case – Washington Examiner

In an early decision involving abortion, newly confirmed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh sided with liberals in declining to hear a case that could have allowed states to defund Planned Parenthood in state Medicaid programs. My colleague Kimberly Leonard has more background and details of the cases, but the basic gist is that lower court rulings prevented Louisiana and Kansas from blocking abortion provider Planned Parenthood from participating in Medicaid….

Posted: Monday, December 10, 2018

Footage shows NYPD police officer ripping baby from its mother’s arms – video – The Guardian

A video of New York police officers appears to show them ripping a baby from his mother’s arms. The incident is taking place in a Brooklyn benefits office. The footage shows a woman lying on the floor while officers repeatedly try to arrest her and remove the one-year-old child from her arms. She can be heard saying various times: ‘You’re hurting my son’

Posted: Monday, December 10, 2018

Macron promises ‘all means’ to restore calm after Paris riots, pledges to speed up tax relief – Fox News

Video Pressure mounts on French President Macron French President Emanuel Macron, his political career in peril and his country engulfed in increasingly violent protests, pleaded with the country’s employers Monday to give their workers a bonus and also promised a reduction in taxes in a bid to restore order after demonstrations have deeply shaken the nation during the past month. In a pre-taped address broadcast on television, Marcon criticized the…

Posted: Monday, December 10, 2018

A tale of two cities — and a Chrysler – Litchfield County Times

MALMO, SWEDEN — Gather ’round and you will hear the story of a mysterious red 1949 Chrysler convertible. The car, which is in Sweden and lovingly restored and cared for by its present owner, Bengt Olsson, of Malmo, was first purchased in Litchfield in the late 1940s. Despite numerous attempts to ascertain the first owner and subsequent early history of the red Chrysler, known formally as…

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

Talking cars; LinkedIn reveals most popular startups; Facebook on the Hill – The Mercury News

Top of the Order:   No Talking While Driving: At least when it comes to requiring cars to do so, if the Trump administration has its way. With companies as big as Google and Intel, and just about every automaker working on some form of self-driving car technology, one of the biggest questions about cars that can drive themselves is their safety. For example, there are technologies that allow cars to…

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Volkswagen Sales in US Rebound After Diesel Scandal – New York Times

VW sales have still not returned to the level achieved before the diesel scandal erupted two years ago, when American dealers were selling more than 30,000 cars a month. But the resurgence is striking in a year when car sales nationwide are declining. Advertisement Continue reading the main story Mr. Williams’s dealership, in Lansing, sold 20 new VW cars last month, up from just nine in October 2016. “I’m back…

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Truck, SUV, rental car sales push October auto sales higher – ABC News

Increased demand from rental car companies, strong truck and SUV sales, and recovery from hurricanes in Florida and Texas weren’t enough to push U.S. auto sales into positive territory for October. Sales for the month fell 1.3 percent compared with a year ago as slowing demand made it almost certain that 2017 will be the first year with declining sales in seven years. Full-year sales almost certainly will fall below…

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Why Japan may be the world’s next car superpower – CNN

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017