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CNN’s Jim Acosta Reports: Trump Won, Dems Caved

Well, will wonders never cease. President Donald Trump just thanked CNN’s “Crazy” Jim Acosta for his honesty: — Donald Trump: “Even Crazy Jim Acosta of Fake News CNN agrees: “Trump World and WH sources dancing in end zone: Trump wins again… Schumer and Dems caved… gambled and lost.” Thank you for your honesty Jim!” — That was unexpected. It appears this is the clip Trump was responding to: — Charlie Spiering: “It appears that Donald Trump watched this clip from Acosta.” — Libs and journos, of course, were still not…

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Mike Pence Says Timing Of Trump Peace Initiative Depends On Palestinians

On Tuesday, US Vice President Mike Pence said that the timing of the long-awaited US Middle East peace initiative depends on the Palestinians return to negotiations. Advisors of President Donald Trump have been preparing outlines of a plan for some time, however, following Trump’s December sixth decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Palestinians have ruled out Washington as a peace broker. Pence said in an interview with Reuters, “The White House has been working with our partners in the region to see if we can develop a framework for…

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CNN Rolls Out Illegal Immigrant Sob Story … Accidentally Proves Trump’s Plan Isn’t Racist

CNN’s Chris Cuomo and Alisyn Camerota debated the point of citizenship Tuesday morning on “New Day” while covering another story of illegal immigrant detainment — a Polish man named Dr. Lukasz Niec. “The system seems to be seizing on this fact. Nice was convicted of misdemeanor theft 25 years ago,” Cuomo opened. “He agreed to a state plea deal for first-time offenders to keep his criminal record clean. That deal is not recognized by federal authorities. So, according to a federal notice, crimes involving ‘moral turpitude’ do make him eligible…

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Tsunami Warnings Follow Magnitude 8.2 Quake Off Alaskan Coast

On Tuesday, tsunami alerts were lifted for the US West Coast and western Canada following a 7.9 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Alaska, which caused the state’s coastal residents to seek shelter from possible tidal waves. Residents as far south as San Francisco were warned by officials to be prepared to evacuate coastal areas, however by 5:15 am the US National Weather Service had lifted all tsunami advisories, watches and warnings for California, Oregon Washington and Alaska. According to the U.S. Geological Survey the earthquake struck about 160 miles…

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Robert Mueller Interviewed Jeff Sessions

According to the New York Times, Attorney General Jeff Sessions was questioned by Robert Mueller’s office for several hours last week. Sessions is the first sitting cabinet official in Trump’s administration to be interviewed in Mueller’s probe. Jeff Sessions was involved in the firing of former FBI director James Comey. He was also in the room when former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos pitched a meeting between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. The ongoing probe led by Mueller is an investigation into Russian election interference and potential…

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Trump Praises Chief Of Staff On Twitter

President Donald Trump tweeted a positive remark about his chief of staff, John Kelly, on Tuesday morning, one day after Vanity Fair reported that the president’s relationship with Kelly had “gone past the point of no return.” The president wrote, “Thank you to General John Kelly, who is doing a fantastic job, and all of the Staff and others in the White House, for a job well done. Long hours and Fake reporting makes your job more difficult, but it is always great to WIN, and few have won more…

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Amid False Missile Panic, Hawaii Gov. Couldn’t Get On Twitter

Hawaii Governor David Ige told reporters on Monday that it took him 17 minutes to address the missile threat on his twitter because, he didn’t know his login. An all caps ballistic missile alert went out at 8:07 AM sending panicked Hawaii residents running for shelter. The ominous message warned “THIS IS NOT A DRILL.” Ige eventually wrote on his twitter “there is no missile threat” only after he was able to reach his communications team. Ige has said that he now has his Twitter log-in information saved in his…

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UK’s Theresa May Creates “Fake News” Unit

Theresa May is setting up a new “fake news” unit to shut down the influx of anti-Western propaganda she believes is being spread by Russia. A spokesperson for the prime minister told Business Insider that the government has decided to establish a new “National Security Communications Unit,” tasked with “combating disinformation by state actors and others.” May said in a speech in November, “[Russia] is seeking to weaponise information. Deploying its state-run media organisations to plant fake stories and photo-shopped images in an attempt to sow discord in the West…

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Tillerson Blames Russia For Syrian Chemical Attacks

The United States said on Tuesday that the Syrian government may still be using chemical weapons, following news of a suspected chlorine attack in a rebel-held area of eastern Ghouta. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said, “Only yesterday more than 20 civilians, mostly children, were victims of an apparent chlorine gas attack. The recent attacks in East Ghouta raise serious concerns that Bashar al-Assad may be continuing to use chemical weapons against his own people.” Tillerson said that whoever conducted the attacks, “Russia ultimately bears responsibility for the victims in…

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Conan O’Brien Gives Haitians The Chance To Insult Trump

In response to President Trump’s alleged “sh*thole counties” remark regarding the island nation of Haiti and the African continent, Conan O’Brien announced a new travel special. In fact, O’Brien and his team hooked up with a Haitian television crew and spent a long weekend filming their for the new special. “President Trump insulted Haiti,” O’Brien says in the clip, “so I thought it was only fair to give Haitians a chance to return the favor.” “I want to send a message of love to the leader of America. Conan O’Brien…

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Kentucky High School Shooting Leaves 1 Dead, 7 Injured

One person is dead and multiple others are wounded after a shooting at a western Kentucky high school Tuesday morning. According to the Lexington Herald Ledger, the alleged shooter is in custody, but no motive has been released. At least seven people were rushed to area hospitals from Marshall County High School in Benton, including some by helicopter. The attack in Kentucky also came day after a school shooting in Texas, where a 15-year-old female student was shot in the city of Italy http://www.newser.com/story/254484/report-one-dead-several-injured-in-ky-school-shooting.html Home This video was produced by…

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Ousted Congressman Asks Ethics Panel To Investigate Him

Less than three days after he was removed from the U.S. House of Representatives Ethics Committee, Republican lawmaker Patrick Meehan asked the panel to investigate allegations that he engaged in sexual harassment and misused official resources. The committee on Monday said that it had become aware of public allegations about the misconduct. Paul Ryan also told Meehan to repay any taxpayer funds, reported to total thousands, used to settle a former female aide’s claim that Meehan had made unwanted sexual advances. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/domesticNews/~3/8–Dfj4J_0Q/congressman-ousted-from-ethics-panel-asks-it-to-investigate-him-idUSKBN1FC017 Home This video was produced by YT Wochit…

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Mayor Bill de Blasio Announces Opioid Lawsuit

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that New York City has filed a sweeping lawsuit to address a growing opioid epidemic. New York’s mayor added the suit seeks to recoup upwards of $500 million that city has spent handling opioid use. The lawsuit names several companies as defendants that are involved with the manufacturing and distribution of prescription opioids. Specifically the suit names Allergan, Johnson & Johnson, Purdue Pharma, and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries as manufacturers. The distributors include AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health, and McKesson Corp. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/domesticNews/~3/nzVMhgQ6nos/new-york-city-sues-drug-companies-over-opioid-epidemic-idUSKBN1FC2GK Home This video was produced by…

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Americans Among Dead After Hotel Attack in Kabul

Several American citizens are among the dead after an attack on a hotel in Kabul. A State Department official added that others were injured during the Taliban’s attack on the Intercontinental Hotel in Afghanistan’s capital. At least 22 people were killed over the weekend as gunmen raided the hotel. Militants wearing suicided vests stormed the hotel, leading to a 13-hour siege. An interior ministry official in Afghanistan added that 14 foreigners were among the dead, including 8 Afghans. Another 150 people were rescued, or managed to escape. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/americans-reportedly-killed-kabul-intercontinental-hotel-siege-n840156?cid=public-rss_20180123 Home This…

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Lifetime Ban On Voting For Felons On The Ballot In Florida

Floridians will vote in November on restoring voting rights to people convicted of serious crimes who have completed their sentence after campaigners got the proposal included on the ballot. Nearly 1.5 million Floridians who have completed their sentences after a felony conviction remain disenfranchised, campaigners for the constitutional amendment say. Almost all states deny incarcerated people the right to vote, but Florida, an often crucial state in presidential elections, does not automatically restore the franchise to people who have completed their sentence. In 2011, Florida Governor Rick Scott and other…

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Schumer Reportedly Pulls Out Of Immigration Deal With Trump

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is playing hardball on President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall after making an offer to Trump during failed negotiations on government funding. During a Friday meeting at the White House, just hours before the government shut down, Schumer offered Trump partial funding for his long-promised wall along the Mexican border in exchange for concessions on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration program. Trump initially agreed to the deal, Schumer said, before reversing course and rejecting the parameters a few hours later. After the…

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Trump Orders Tariffs on Imported Solar Panels, Washing Machines

Donald Trump has signed an executive order imposing steep import tariffs on washing machines and solar panels. The order states that foreign solar panels will now face a tariff of 30 percent. Each year, the percentage will then shrink, eventually becoming 15 percent after four years. In terms of washers, the first 1.2 million units will see tariffs that start at 20 percent. Each year will then see a drop of two percent for the next three years. Trump’s administration says the move benefits American workers and businesses and makes…

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Melania Trump Says She Won’t Hire A Nanny

Melania Trump reportedly won’t hire a nanny to help take care of her 11-year-old son, Barron. In 2015, the First Lady told Parenting.com: “I am a full time mom; that is my first job. The most important job ever.” The New York Post, meanwhile, has reported that the Trumps do have a live-in nanny for Barron. First Daughter Ivanka Trump received some criticism for barely acknowledging in her book “Women Who Work” that she has two nannies. It’s unknown whether Barack and Michelle Obama hired help for Malia and Sasha…

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Cate Blanchett Jokes About Portraying Melania Trump on Screen

While speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Tuesday, Oscar-winning actress Cate Blanchett drew laughs after making a joke about playing First Lady Melania Trump on screen. In an on-stage interview with New York Times reporter Nicholas Kristof, Blanchett said, “When I‘m playing a character I think you have to present people warts and all. If I was playing Melania Trump — not that I would probably be cast in that role — I wouldn’t be necessarily coming from the place of ‘Free Melania’.” http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/entertainment/~3/fboow5VtMRI/in-davos-cate-blanchett-jokes-about-playing-melania-trump-idUSKBN1FC2O2 Home This video…

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