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President Donald Trump’s Schedule for Tuesday, January 16, 2018

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President Donald Trump will issue joint statements with President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan then have a working lunch with him. President Trump’s schedule for 1/16/18 12:15 p.m. Make joint statements with President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan – Roosevelt Room [Live Stream] 12:30 p.m. Has a working lunch with President Nursultan Nazarbayev – Cabinet Room

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Watch: Twitter ‘direct messages’ aren’t as private as you thought

Internet Privacy

Twitter employees admitted to shadow banning Conservative viewpoints in a video that aired last week and this week they let it be known that nothing posted on Twitter, even direct messages (DM’s), is private. “Everything you send is stored on my [Twitter’s] server… So all your sex messages and you, like, d*ck pics are on my server now,” Twitter Direct ...

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Trump Is Thinking Of Bringing Back ‘Earmarks’ – Why Not?

  by Robert Donachie President Donald Trump suggested last week that lawmakers bring back earmarks, a practice that for centuries helped transform Washington into a “swamp” riddled with 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 ...

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USS Wasp arrives in Japan with F-35’s onboard

F-35B taking off from Assault Craft

The U.S.S. Wasp (LHD-1), an amphibious assault ship, arrived in Sasebo, Japan this morning carrying F-35B Joint Strike Fighters for the first time on deployment. “It’s an exciting time to be in the Navy, and an exciting time for Wasp and her crew, given the wide variety of missions we have the opportunity to support,” Wasp’s Command Master Chief Gregory ...

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White House uses tape recording to correct ‘Fake News’ story

President Donald Trump went after The Wall Street Journal Sunday morning calling them “FAKE NEWS” over a story they printed Friday. “The Wall Street Journal stated falsely that I said to them “I have a good relationship with Kim Jong Un” (of N. Korea),” the president tweeted. “Obviously I didn’t say that. I said “I’d have a good relationship with Kim ...

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Trump Effect: Holiday retail sales exceed forecast; year ahead looks ‘very good’

Holiday shopping

Holiday sales during November and December increased 5.5 percent over the same period in 2016 to $691.9 billion as growing wages, stronger employment and higher confidence led consumers to spend more than had been expected, the National Retail Federation said today. The number, which excludes restaurants, automobile dealers and gasoline stations, includes $138.4 billion in online and other non-store sales, ...

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Veterans Find Peer Support During Wounded Warrior Project Pheasant Hunt

Veterans interested in the challenge of hunting birds recently connected with one another during a Wounded Warrior Project private-land hunt, in addition to shooting clays and learning how to clean their birds. Successfully flushing pheasants from the fields takes patience, know-how, and it doesn’t hurt to have great dogs and handlers by your side. “This was an amazing opportunity to ...

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White House Week in Review 1/5/18 through 1/12/18

Beginning with a Camp David meeting to plan out the 2018 legislative agenda and ending with the signing of a proclamation honoring Martin Luther King, Jr., President Donald Trump had a full week. Friday, Jan. 5 and 6 – Camp David (schedule)   On Saturday, the president and congressional leaders spoke from Camp David’s Hackberry Hangar about the meetings being ...

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Psychiatrist Who Made Baseless Claim Against Trump Has Expired Medical License

The Yale University psychology professor who “called in” her conclusion that President Trump was “mentally impaired” was recently criticized for ignoring well-established protocol. She made her diagnosis without ever actually examining the president. Now she faces additional criticism for another professional faux pas. It appears that Professor Bandy Lee is not currently licensed to practice psychology in her own state of ...

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Internet Sales Tax Probably Coming Thanks To The Supreme Court

Internet sales tax

  by Kevin Daley The Supreme Court will decide whether to expand the power of the states to collect sales tax from online sales, which could precipitate a vast increase in internet sales tax. The justices announced Friday that they will take a challenge to a 1992 precedent which allows states to collect sales taxes only from those companies with a physical ...

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Trump: Those who choose not to work with us, side with Iranian regime [Full statement]

President Donald Trump waived nuclear sanctions against Iran in the hopes of gaining international support to fix the nuclear deal put in place by the Obama administration. “Today, I am waiving the application of certain nuclear sanctions,” Trump said in a statement. “But only in order to secure our European allies’ agreement to fix the terrible flaws of the Iran ...

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President Donald Trump’s Schedule for Friday, January 12, 2018

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President Donald Trump will, in the morning, receive his daily briefing as prepared by the intelligence community then sign a proclamation to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In the afternoon, the president will have his annual physical exam then head to Mar-a-Lago for the weekend. President Trump’s Schedule for 1/12/18 11:00 a.m.  Receive daily intelligence briefing – Oval Office 11:30 ...

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Heil Twitter: Social media fascism on display

A.F. Branco political cartoon - The Shadow Knows

Twitter and its big brother, Facebook, proclaim they are “platforms”, not content providers, but as they continue to curate, mold and, in some cases, hide certain traffic, they look more like heavy-handed censors every day –  and it’s dangerous. Twitter and Facebook have taken every precaution to avoid the label “media company” or “content provider.” Instead, they both assert that ...

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White House, GOP Conservatives Reject Flake’s DACA Proposal

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  by Will Racke A top White House official said Thursday that a bipartisan proposal to give legal status to younger illegal immigrants is too weak on border security and immigration reform to pass muster with President Donald Trump. The agreement trades some border security enhancements, plus some limits on family migration and the diversity visa lottery, for a path ...

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