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‘Unforgivable!': Trump Slugs Northam Over Racist Photo – HuffPost

Sunday, February 03, 2019

After previously admitting to appearing in the image, which showed a man in blackface next to another clad in a Ku Klux Clan hood, Northam backpedaled during a press conference, claiming he actually wasn’t in the photo.

‘Unforgivable!': Trump Slugs Northam Over Racist Photo – HuffPost

Sunday, February 03, 2019

After previously admitting to appearing in the image, which showed a man in blackface next to another clad in a Ku Klux Clan hood, Northam backpedaled during a press conference, claiming he actually wasn’t in the photo.

‘Unforgivable!': Trump Slugs Northam Over Racist Photo – HuffPost

Sunday, February 03, 2019

After previously admitting to appearing in the image, which showed a man in blackface next to another clad in a Ku Klux Clan hood, Northam backpedaled during a press conference, claiming he actually wasn’t in the photo.

Groundhog Day, the improbable holiday that brings a shot in the arm to a former coal town – Philly.com

Sunday, February 03, 2019

Officials with the Groundhog Club estimated that 25,000 people would come to the knob, which meant long lines for portable toilets, food, and warming tents for four hours. To keep people entertained, and moving their blood, emcees sang, danced, held talent shows, and shot hot dogs into the masses.

Tulsi Gabbard kicks off presidential campaign at Honolulu rally – CBS News

Sunday, February 03, 2019

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, kicked off her presidential campaign with a rally in Honolulu. Perhaps most famous for her controversial foreign policy views, Gabbard said she “will end the regime change wars that have taken far too many lives and undermined our security by strengthening terrorist groups like al Qaeda.”  “These powerful politicians dishonor the sacrifices made by every one of my brothers and sisters in uniform, their families –…

Trump didn’t kill the INF Treaty. Putin did – Washington Examiner

Sunday, February 03, 2019

The Trump administration was right to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. But it’s inaccurate to say the U.S. is scrapping the treaty. Russia scrapped it years ago. Russia has flagrantly violated the treaty for at least the past three years and utterly rejected demands to return to compliance. Not only that, Russia also rejected repeated NATO requests to verify its claims that the illegal weapons, the Novator 9M729…

Trump re-nominates Ronny Jackson for promotion despite investigation into misconduct allegations – Fox News

Sunday, February 03, 2019

Video Dr. Ronny Jackson withdraws nomination for VA Secretary President Trump has re-nominated his former doctor, Navy Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, for a second star amid an ongoing Pentagon investigation against him that derailed his nomination for Veterans Affairs secretary. The White House sent Jackson’s name to the Senate on Jan. 15 for promotion consideration, according to reports. Jackson faces a series of allegations that surfaced after Trump nominated him to head…

Winter storm Kai: Winter storms slam California with torrential rain, wind gusts up to 80 mph – CBS News

Sunday, February 03, 2019

Two winter storms slammed the California coastline on Saturday, with wind gusts up to 80 mph recorded and roadways flooded as torrential rain drenched communities. A third, weaker storm is expected to dump even more rain Sunday, CBS Los Angeles reports.  While authorities had earlier Saturday ordered residents to evacuate along the burn scar of the Woolsey fire in Santa Barbara County, residents were told they could return by 5…

Trump Tears Into ‘Unforgivable’ Virginia Governor Ralph Northam – Deadline

Sunday, February 03, 2019

President Donald Trump has weighed in on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s alleged appearance in a racist photo from his 1984 medical school yearbook. Northam, a 59-year-old Democrat, is under pressure to resign after a picture surfaced showing a man in blackface posing next to someone wearing a Ku Klux Klan hood. After initially apologizing when the picture resurfaced Friday, Northam held a news conference Saturday afternoon and denied it was him. As his…

Donald Trump Rejects Intelligence Briefing Facts | Time – TIME

Sunday, February 03, 2019

In the wake of President Donald Trump’s renewed attacks on the U.S. intelligence community this week, senior intelligence briefers are breaking two years of silence to warn that the President is endangering American security with what they say is a stubborn disregard for their assessments. Citing multiple in-person episodes, these intelligence officials say Trump displays what one called “willful ignorance” when presented with analyses generated by America’s $81 billion-a-year intelligence…

Trump sought a loan in 2016. Deutsche Bank reportedly turned him down. – Vox.com

Sunday, February 03, 2019

Even Deutsche Bank — on of the final financial institutions willing to back Donald Trump — reportedly turned down the president when he needed a loan. David Enrich, Jesse Drucker and Ben Protess report in the New York Times Saturday that while Trump was burning through cash in 2016 to self-finance his presidential campaign, he needed additional funds to keep his business growing. According to three unnamed sources familiar with…

Trump names former doctor as assistant and medical adviser – ABC News

Sunday, February 03, 2019

President Donald Trump has appointed his former doctor to be his assistant and chief medical adviser. Saturday’s announcement by the White House follows Trump’s decision to re-nominate Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson for a second star due to inaction by the previous Congress. Jackson’s original nomination was put on hold last year after Trump nominated him to head the Veterans Affairs Department. The Navy doctor withdrew following allegations of professional misconduct,…

Virginia lieutenant governor condemns racist photo in Ralph Northam’s yearbook: ‘I cannot condone the actio… – Fox News

Sunday, February 03, 2019

Video Virginia Democrat Gov. Ralph Northam says he will not resign amid racist photo scandal Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax reacted Saturday to the controversial photo that appeared on Gov. Ralph Northam’s 1984 medical school yearbook page, which showed a man dressed in blackface and another in a KKK hood and robe, saying the imagine had  “shocked and saddened” him. While Fairfax did not explicitly call for the Northam’s resignation —…

High-Ranking General Rejects Maduro, Who Proposes Earlier Parliamentary Elections – NPR

Saturday, February 02, 2019

An anti-government protester on Saturday in Caracas wears a sign that reads, “Venezuelans die for lack of medicines. Maduro is an assassin.” Momentum is growing for opposition leader Juan Guaidó, who has called supporters into the streets. Rodrigo Abd/AP hide caption toggle caption Rodrigo Abd/AP An anti-government protester on Saturday in Caracas wears a sign that reads, “Venezuelans die for lack of medicines. Maduro is an assassin.” Momentum is growing…

Gov. Ralph Northam had questionable nickname in 1981 yearbook – Fox News

Saturday, February 02, 2019

Video Virginia Gov. Northam now says he doesn’t believe he was in the controversial yearbook photo Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, who faces calls to resign over a 1984 yearbook photo of two men in blackface and a Ku Klux Klan outfit, had a questionable nickname that may have been a racial slur, according to a separate 1981 yearbook photo. Northam apologized Friday for the 1984 picture, first surfaced by Big League…

Trump Sought a Loan During the 2016 Campaign. Deutsche Bank Said No. – The New York Times

Saturday, February 02, 2019

In 2014 and 2015, a Trump legal entity lent at least $96 million to the subsidiary that operated Turnberry, according to British regulatory filings. The next year, the Trump Organization would go back to Deutsche Bank for more. The relationship between Mr. Trump and Deutsche Bank had survived some rocky moments. In 2008, amid the financial crisis, Mr. Trump stopped repaying a loan to finance the construction of a skyscraper…

Trump taps admiral who served as his doctor for promotion again, despite investigation – Philly.com

Saturday, February 02, 2019

“We don’t comment on pending nominations, ongoing investigations, or in this case both,” said Chip Unruh, a spokesman for Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., the ranking Democrat on the committee.

Trump didn’t kill the INF Treaty. Putin did – Washington Examiner

Saturday, February 02, 2019

The Trump administration was right to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. But it’s inaccurate to say the U.S. is scrapping the treaty. Russia scrapped it years ago. Russia has flagrantly violated the treaty for at least the past three years and utterly rejected demands to return to compliance. Not only that, Russia also rejected repeated NATO requests to verify its claims that the illegal weapons, the Novator 9M729…