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U.S. and World Breaking news – CDN reports on the White House, Congress, the Supreme Court and issues of the day.

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’

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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

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  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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Watch: Sec. Mnuchin holds White House Press Briefing 1/11/18 [video + transcript]

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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders hold a briefing to update the media on the issues and events of the day. Mnuchin spent his portion of the briefing discussing the positive impacts of the Trump administration’s economic policies, the IRS’s efforts to ready the system for the new tax changes, sanctions on Iran, and the ...

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ICE Director sends strong message to U.S. businesses that employ illegals

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The Trump administration’s ICE Deputy Director issued a warning to U.S. businesses that knowingly hire illegals just after raiding almost 100 convenience stores in pre-dawn raids. “Today’s actions send a strong message to U.S. businesses that hire and employ an illegal workforce: ICE will enforce the law, and if you are found to be breaking the law, you will be ...

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Watch: Trump signs Interdict Act to halt the flow of deadly drugs into the country

Donald Trump signs Interdict Act into law 1-10-18

President Donald Trump signed the Interdict Act into law Wednesday evening which will aid law enforcement in efforts to stop the flow of opioids into the United States. “This law directs the Department of Homeland Security to provide additional tools and resources to detect and intercept the supply of illicit Fentanyl,” the president told reporters. “In 2016, nearly 20,000 Americans ...

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ICE arrests 22 Chicago area criminal aliens in 3-day operation

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Federal officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested 22 criminal aliens and immigration violators in Illinois’ Cook and Lake counties during a three-day enforcement action, which ended Monday. During this operation, ERO deportation officers made arrests in the following Illinois cities and towns: Chicago (9), Cicero (4), Hoffman Estates (1), Palatine (4), Park ...

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Trump: More than one million have received ‘tax cut bonus’ [video]

Donald Trump cabinet meeting 1-10-18

President Donald Trump in a cabinet meeting Wednesday afternoon discussed the positive effects of the administration’s tax cut plan, deregulation efforts and energy policy. “Since that tax cut was enacted, more than one million workers have already received a tax cut bonus,” Trump told reporters. “Something, that frankly, nobody even thought about.” The president used a combination of prepared remarks ...

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