Donald Trump’s ‘Fake News Awards’ red-face moment for media, riot for right

The results are in and a top winner of the 2017 “Fake News Awards” goes to – drumroll, please – The New York Times for a Paul Krugman story that predicted a dire outcome for the economy because of President Donald Trump’s win of the White House. As we all know, the economy has actually rallied… Please follow and like us:

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Trump, US Lawmakers Facing Government Shutdown Threat

House Republicans plan to go ahead with a vote on a temporary spending measure aimed at keeping the U.S. government open after a midnight Friday deadline. U.S. President Donald Trump threw the vote into doubt Thursday with a tweet that indicated his opposition to part of the plan, but House Speaker Paul Ryan said later that… Please follow and like us:

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Mulvaney’s first funding request for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: zero

WASHINGTON — In his first quarterly funding request as acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Mick Mulvaney is asking for nothing. “This letter is to inform you that for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2018, the Bureau is requesting $0,” he wrote Wednesday to Janet L. Yellen, chair of the Federal Reserve, which… Please follow and like us:

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White House doctor says Trump scored perfect marks on cognitive test, needs to lose weight

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump registered a perfect score on a cognitive screening test as part of his physical examination taken last week, the White House physician said Tuesday, adding that Trump requested the test to rebut accusations that his mental faculties are declining. “There’s no indication whatsoever that he has any cognitive issues,” Rear Adm.… Please follow and like us:

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US Homeland Security Chief Vows to Correct Hawaii’s Missile Alert System

US Homeland Security Chief Vows to Correct Hawaii’s Missile Alert System incoming missile in Hawaii, but said authorities are “all working to make sure it doesn’t happen again.” Officials continued to investigate the circumstances surrounding the Saturday incident in which residents of the western-most U.S. state in the… Please follow and like us:

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Why Trump Is Thinking Of Bringing Back ‘Earmarks’

President Donald Trump suggested last week that lawmakers bring back “earmarks,” a practice that for centuries helped transform Washington into a “swamp” riddled special interests, out-of-control spending and unaccountability. “Maybe all of you should start thinking about going back to a form of earmarks,” Trump said Tuesday to a group of Republican and Democratic congressman gathered… Please follow and like us:

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China’s US surplus jumps as trade with world picks up

China’s trade surplus with the United States expanded last year, raising the possibility of fresh blowback from President Donald Trump who has often bashed Beijing over the issue and fanned fears of a trade war. The increase came despite a tumble in China’s global surplus as domestic demand spurred a rally in imports. The figures on… Please follow and like us:

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Rebooting Canada’s failed NAFTA strategy

By Danny Lam, Research Associate Environment & Security, University of Waterloo. Canada’s NAFTA strategy is in big trouble. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is seen here meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in February 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick) Canada’s NAFTA strategy is in trouble, to the extent that… Please follow and like us:

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Judge denies injunction to remove Mick Mulvaney as consumer bureau’s acting director

A federal judge on Wednesday denied a request for a preliminary injunction to remove Mick Mulvaney as acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The judge sided with Mulvaney — President Donald Trump’s choice for the interim position — over Leandra English, the agency’s deputy director who has said she is the rightful acting director.… Please follow and like us:

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Former White House Strategist Bannon Out as Breitbart Chairman

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is out as executive chairman of Breitbart News Network, following nearly a week of “Fire and Fury” after the former presidential adviser’s remarks to author Michael Wolff were published. Bannon had been Breitbart chairman since 2012, except for the time he worked for President Donald Trump as chief strategist.… Please follow and like us:

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Elites ‘Shocked’ That ‘We Actually Are Going to Protect America,’ Gingrich Says

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) blasted the “elites” who remain “shocked” that “we actually are going to protect America” through President Donald Trump’s policies and actions. He made his remarks during an interview with John Catsimatidis that aired Sunday on AM 970 in New York. Trump shocked many in political and media circles… Please follow and like us:

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Bannon apologizes over damning portrait in book as White House presses defense of Trump

WASHINGTON — With President Donald Trump cheering from the sidelines, the White House Sunday pressed its defense of the president’s fitness to govern, as fired former aide Steve Bannon reversed course and apologized for his role in a new book’s explosive portrait of Trump. The president’s critics, meanwhile, said Trump’s stream of taunts and insults in… Please follow and like us:

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Kushner Real Estate Company Investigated By SEC

The real estate company run by the family of White House senior adviser Jared Kushner is under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission for its use of a federal visa program, according to a Wall Street Journal report. The SEC issued a subpoena to the company, Kushner Companies, requesting information regarding its use of the… Please follow and like us:

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Michael Wolff, ‘Fire and Fury’ author, admits: Not all in Trump book true

Well, well, well, turns out even Michael Wolff, author of the “Fire and Fury” book that has sparked such national discussion about the Donald Trump White House, admits that not everything he wrote is true. In his prologue, Wolff writes, as Business Insider noted: “Many of the accounts of what has happened in the Trump White… Please follow and like us:

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Trump administration moves to expand oil and gas drilling off US coasts

The Trump administration, inviting a political backlash from coastal state leaders, on Thursday proposed to open for exploration the largest expanse of the nation’s offshore oil and natural gas reserves ever offered to global energy companies, including waters off the coast of California. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said the draft five-year leasing plan would commit 90… Please follow and like us:

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