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Trump, California governor feud on Twitter over bullet train – NBC News

Thursday, February 14, 2019

President Trump and California Gov. Gavin Newsom traded tweets Wednesday over federal funding for the state’s scaled-back bullet train project. “California has been forced to cancel the massive bullet train project after having spent and wasted many billions of dollars,” Trump said. “They owe the Federal Government three and a half billion dollars. We want that money back now.” California Gov. Gavin Newsom discusses the results of an investigation that…

Ilhan Omar and Elliott Abrams, Venezuela envoy, clash over U.S. meddling in Latin America – CBS News

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Washington — U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minnesota, grilled the State Department’s special representative to Venezuela, Elliott Abrams, over his involvement in the Iran-Contra affair and other controversial foreign policy decisions during the Cold War.  In a contentious exchange during a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on the socio-political crisis in Venezuela, Abrams faced pointed questions and scathing criticism from Omar, an outspoken critic of the Trump’s administration’s hawkish stance against…

Judge rules Manafort ‘intentionally’ lied to Mueller team, voiding plea agreement – Fox News

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Video Judge voids Paul Manafort’s plea deal Judge says Manafort ‘intentionally’ lied to Mueller investigators. A federal judge on Wednesday found that Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign manager, “intentionally” lied to Special Counsel Robert Mueller in response to some, but not all, of their inquiries — a ruling that voids his plea deal and exposes Manafort, at a minimum, to a harsher sentence. In her decision, U.S. District Judge Amy Berman…

Judge rules Manafort ‘intentionally’ lied to Mueller team, voiding plea agreement – Fox News

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Video Judge voids Paul Manafort’s plea deal Judge says Manafort ‘intentionally’ lied to Mueller investigators. A federal judge on Wednesday found that Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign manager, “intentionally” lied to Special Counsel Robert Mueller in response to some, but not all, of their inquiries — a ruling that voids his plea deal and exposes Manafort, at a minimum, to a harsher sentence. In her decision, U.S. District Judge Amy Berman…

House passes measure to end U.S. military involvement in Yemen war, repudiating Trump’s continued backing of Saudi-led coalition – The Washington Post

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Karoun Demirjian February 13 at 7:59 PM The House on Wednesday passed a resolution to end U.S. military support for the Saudi-led coalition operating in Yemen, a repudiation of President Trump’s continued cooperation with and defense of the kingdom and its crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman. The measure passed 248 to 177, and was supported by 230 Democrats and 18 Republicans. It marks the end of a months-long campaign from…

Judge rules Manafort ‘intentionally’ lied to Mueller team, voiding plea agreement – Fox News

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Video Judge voids Paul Manafort’s plea deal Judge says Manafort ‘intentionally’ lied to Mueller investigators. A federal judge on Wednesday found that Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign manager, “intentionally” lied to Special Counsel Robert Mueller in response to some, but not all, of their inquiries — a ruling that voids his plea deal and exposes Manafort, at a minimum, to a harsher sentence. In her decision, U.S. District Judge Amy Berman…

Democrats are about to lose Russian collusion as a 2020 issue – Washington Examiner

Thursday, February 14, 2019

The endless series of Russia investigations were always about politics for Democrats. But, unfortunately for them, their utility is running out just in time for the 2020 election. Without the probes, none of which after two years and millions of dollars have turned up proof that President Trump’s 2016 campaign colluded with the Russian government, what are Democrats going to say? “We tried?” NBC reported Tuesday that the Senate Intelligence…

Trump, Inching Toward Border Security Deal, Says Shutdown Would Be ‘Terrible’ – The New York Times

Thursday, February 14, 2019

“Well, try $1.375 billion,” Ms. Ingraham said on Fox News on Tuesday night. “She might not want to call it a wall, but that’s what it is. And that’s not all bad.” As of late Wednesday afternoon, lawmakers and aides were working to resolve lingering issues in the spending package, which includes funding for the Department of Homeland Security and six unfinished spending bills. Representative Henry Cuellar, Democrat of Texas…

Texas children found in dog cage, smeared with excrement placed in foster care – Atlanta Journal Constitution

Thursday, February 14, 2019

DALLAS —  Four malnourished siblings, all aged 5 or younger, have been placed in foster care after authorities found them hungry and thirsty in a North Texas barn, two locked in a dog cage and the others smeared with excrement, authorities said Wednesday. »RELATED: Shock, confusion after 2 kids found buried behind Georgia home Law enforcement found the children Tuesday morning while responding to a…

Most Americans in new poll support Democratic investigations of Trump administration | TheHill – The Hill

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

A majority of Americans in a new survey supports congressional investigations into the Trump administration. Sixty percent of respondents said they support “Democrats in Congress conducting investigations into senior officials in the Trump administration,” according to the poll, which given exclusively to The Hill by Restore Public Trust, a Democrat-linked interest group. More than one-third — 39 percent — said they “strongly support” such inquiries. Forty percent said they disapprove of the probes. Support…

Former US counterintelligence agent allegedly spied on colleagues to help out Iran, indictment reveals – Fox News

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Video Counter-intelligence agent exposed Pentagon ‘crown jewels’ before defecting to Iran According to a new indictment, Monica Elfriede Witt, an ex-counterintelligence agent who defected to Iran in 2013, is responsible for helping to target ‘her former fellow agents’ and expose a program that is considered one of the ‘crown jewels’ of the U.S. Defense Department. Witt is still at large but was last believed to be in either Afghanistan or…

President Trump installed a room-sized golf simulator at White House – The Washington Post

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

President Trump swings a golf club during the White House Sports and Fitness Day on the South Lawn of the White House in May 2018. (Andrew Harnik/AP) David A. Fahrenthold Josh Dawsey February 13 at 11:25 AM President Trump has installed a room-sized “golf simulator” game at the White House, which allows him to play virtual rounds at courses all over the world by hitting a ball into a large…

No exit: El Chapo likely off to ‘Alcatraz of the Rockies’ – Fox News

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

FILE – In this Jan. 8, 2016 file photo, drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is made to face the media in Mexico City as he is escorted by Mexican soldiers following his recapture six months after escaping from a maximum security prison. The notorious Mexican drug lord was convicted of drug-trafficking charges, Tuesday, Feb. 12 2019, in federal court in New York. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File) NEW YORK –…

It’s Good To Be King: Wire Fox Terrier Wins Westminster Dog Show – NPR

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

King, a wire fox terrier, poses for photographs after winning best in show at the 143rd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Tuesday. It’s the 15th time a wire fox terrier has taken the top spot. Frank Franklin II/AP hide caption toggle caption Frank Franklin II/AP King, a wire fox terrier, poses for photographs after winning best in show at the 143rd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Tuesday. It’s the 15th…

‘Alcatraz Of The Rockies’ awaits El Chapo’s possible arrival; inmates include Boston bomber and Ted Kaczynski – Fox News

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Video El Chapo faces mandatory life sentence after conviction in drug trial El Chapo convicted on all charges; former DEA director Derek Maltz and former prosecutor Randy Zelin react. Even a prison escape artist like drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has no chance of breaking out of the special hellhole where he’s expected to be caged once he’s transferred to the custody of the U.S. Bureau of Prisons. Guzman was…

‘Alcatraz Of The Rockies’ awaits El Chapo’s possible arrival; inmates include Boston bomber and Ted Kaczynski – Fox News

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Video El Chapo faces mandatory life sentence after conviction in drug trial El Chapo convicted on all charges; former DEA director Derek Maltz and former prosecutor Randy Zelin react. Even a prison escape artist like drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has no chance of breaking out of the special hellhole where he’s expected to be caged once he’s transferred to the custody of the U.S. Bureau of Prisons. Guzman was…

‘Alcatraz Of The Rockies’ awaits El Chapo’s possible arrival; inmates include Boston bomber and Ted Kaczynski – Fox News

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Video El Chapo faces mandatory life sentence after conviction in drug trial El Chapo convicted on all charges; former DEA director Derek Maltz and former prosecutor Randy Zelin react. Even a prison escape artist like drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has no chance of breaking out of the special hellhole where he’s expected to be caged once he’s transferred to the custody of the U.S. Bureau of Prisons. Guzman was…

Trump intends to sign border deal to avoid another shutdown – CNN

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

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Parkland: A Year After the School Shooting That Was Supposed to Change Everything – The New York Times

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

And there are the famous faces, the students everyone thinks they know, who on a recent morning stood at a nearby elementary school where a local charity quietly unveiled a mural, the last of 17 community service projects created to honor each of the victims. David Hogg, the one who went on CNN and dared adults to act like one, lay on a basketball court and painted in a hibiscus…

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calls Green New Deal a ‘life and death’ issue, attacks GOP on climate change – Fox News

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Video Do voters think Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal is reasonable? Lawrence Jones asks people in Washington, D.C. about the Green New Deal; reaction from Fox News contributors Jessica Tarlov and Lawrence Jones. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ramped up the rhetoric in her push for a Green New Deal, describing it as a “life and death” issue. The star freshman Democrat fired off a series of tweets Tuesday night about her controversial…