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In Honor of Memorial Day, Veteran of War in Afghanistan Memorizes Names of Over 2,300 Fallen US Military From War

Ron White is a memory expert and veteran of the US Navy who was deployed to Afghanistan in 2007. Upon returning from Afghanistan, he set the record for the fastest to memorize a deck of shuffled cards in the USA, and won back-to-back USAMemory Championships in 2009 and 2010. In 2012, he set out on his greatest memory challenge, and that was to memorize the ...

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Watch as President Trump Awards Medal of Honor to Navy Seal [video + transcript]

Donald Trump presents medal of honor to Britt Slabinski 5-24-18

President Donald Trump awards the Medal of Honor to a retired Navy SEAL in a ceremony Thursday afternoon. The medal will be presented to Master Chief Petty Officer Britt K. Slabinski for actions during Operation ANACONDA in March of 2002. The citation for his actions highlights “conspicuous gallantry” for his effort to rescue teammate Petty Officer First Class Neil Roberts while ...

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Trump, Vets Praise Passage of VA Mission Act, Union Continues to Grumble

Donald Trump Veterans Affairs TeleHealth Event 8-3-17

The Senate passed the VA Mission Act of 2018 on Wednesday which provides additional funding to the Department of Veterans Affairs and makes several changes allowing Veterans more access to care. While the president and veterans praise this important step to improving healthcare for vets, labor unions aren’t as happy. The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) union again voiced ...

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President Donald Trump’s Schedule for Thursday, May 24, 2018

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President Donald Trump will sign a policy directive that streamlines commercial space regulations and then sign S. 2155 – “Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act” [Full Text]. In the afternoon, the president will present the Medal of Honor then meet with the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) and the Superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy. President Trump’s schedule for ...

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FBI Informant Stefan Halper Accused Of Making ‘False’ And ‘Absurd’ Allegations About Russian Infiltration At Cambridge

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  by Chuck Ross FBI informant Stefan Halper said Russians infiltrated the Cambridge Intelligence Seminar He flagged interactions between a Russian researcher and Mike Flynn People involved called Halper’s claims “false” and “absurd” The FBI informant who made contact with members of the Trump campaign has made allegations of Russian spy infiltration at the University of Cambridge that people involved ...

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The White House Daily Chronicle, May 23, 2018

Quick Links: Trump’s Itinerary Tweets Statements Executive Actions Nominations Heads of State comms The news behind the news on the president, administration and everything that happens in the White House is always in …  The White House Daily Chronicles. note: this post is updated throughout the day as events warrant See all of the daily White House Daily Chronicles HERE. Presidential Itinerary – ...

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President Trump talks about Spygate before boarding Marine One 5-23-18 [video + transcript]

Donald Trump speaks to reporters marine one 5-23-18

President Donald Trump briefly spoke to reporters Wednesday just before boarding Marine One for a trip to Bethpage, New York where he would meet with political leaders, members of law enforcement and MS-13 victims to discuss how immigration loopholes enable MS-13 in the United States. Transcript THE PRESIDENT:  Hello, folks. Q    Mr. President — sir, what proof do you have ...

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The Federal Government Will Spend $685 Billion Subsidizing Health Care in 2018

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  by Julie Cohen The federal government will spend $685 billion subsidizing health care for people under 65 in 2018, according to a Congressional Budget Office report released Wednesday. The funds are expected to equal 3.4 percent of gross domestic product in 2018, creeping up to 3.9 percent by 2028. The majority of this money will go towards Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance ...

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Watch: President Trump Participates in a Roundtable on Immigration loopholes and MS-13 [video + transcript]

Donald Trump immigration roundtable 5-23-18

President Donald Trump participates in a roundtable on immigration Wednesday at the Morrelly Homeland Security Center in Bethany, New York. The group will include law enforcement and local leaders and the discussion will center on immigration loopholes that enable MS-13 to infiltrate American communities. “These catch-and-release loopholes including lax asylum standards, the pervasive entry of unaccompanied alien minors, and dangerous constraints ...

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Report: More Illegal Immigrants Are Crossing Border With Fake Relatives To Avoid Detention

  by Will Racke Cases of illegal immigrants crossing the southwest border with an unrelated child in tow have surged this year, the result of what the Trump administration says are perverse incentives for human trafficking created by U.S. immigration policies. In the first five months of fiscal year 2018, immigration officials recorded 191 cases of children having to be separated ...

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Nearly 100 Illegal Immigrants Found Packed In Trailer During Traffic Stop

  by Henry Rodgers Nearly 100 illegal immigrants were found inside a tractor-trailer outside Raymondville, Texas, according to a Tuesday report. The 18-wheeler tractor trailer was stopped by officers from the Texas Department of Public Safety on a highway around 45 miles north of the Mexican border, Fox News reported. When officers pulled over the vehicle they searched the back of ...

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Trump teases ‘big news’ for American auto workers

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President Donald Trump said Wednesday morning that “big news” is ahead for American auto workers. “There will be big news coming soon for our great American Autoworkers,” he tweeted. “After many decades of losing your jobs to other countries, you have waited long enough!” The White House did not clarify what the “big news” would be, but it would be ...

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New Report Rips Apart A Proposal To Make Our Gasoline More Like Europe’s

  by Michael Bastasch Replacing the federal biofuel mandate with a mandate to sell more fuel-efficient gasoline could end up being a cure that’s worse than the disease, according to a new report. A so-called high-octane fuel standard (HOFS) “is simply not the elegant solution that some contend it is,” Philip Rossetti, director of energy policy at the right-leaning American Action ...

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The White House Daily Chronicle, May 22, 2018

Quick Links: Trump’s Itinerary Tweets Statements Executive Actions Nominations Heads of State comms The news behind the news on the president, administration and everything that happens in the White House is always in …  The White House Daily Chronicles. note: this post is updated throughout the day as events warrant See all of the daily White House Daily Chronicles HERE. Presidential Itinerary – ...

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