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Economy scares and ISIS resurgence cloud Trump’s 2020 pitch

Economy scares and ISIS resurgence cloud Trump’s 2020 pitch

A sudden cascade of events is challenging President Donald Trump’s boasts of an unprecedented American winning streak that is a critical component of his reelection salesmanship. Rising fears of a recession, layoffs in steel country and new evidence of the toll on US households of his tariff war are contradicting the President’s preferred political narrative.…MORE

Bernie Sanders jabs Trump over comments about Jewish loyalty

Bernie Sanders jabs Trump over comments about Jewish loyalty

Sen. Bernie Sanders on Tuesday jabbed at President Donald Trump after the President claimed that American Jews who vote for Democrats “(show) either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty.” “Let me say this to the President. I am a proud Jewish person. And I have no concerns about voting Democratic. And, in fact,…MORE

Trump postpones Denmark trip after Prime Minister refuses to discuss sale of Greenland

Trump postpones Denmark trip after Prime Minister refuses to discuss sale of Greenland

Less than two weeks before his scheduled trip to Denmark, President Donald Trump announced on Twitter that he has postponed his visit to Copenhagen after the Danish Prime Minister disputed his interest in buying Greenland as “absurd.” “Denmark is a very special country with incredible people, but based on Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen’s comments, that…MORE

Trump admin expected to allow longer detention of migrant families, officials say

Trump admin expected to allow longer detention of migrant families, officials say

President Donald Trump’s administration is expected on Wednesday to announce a new regulation that would allow for the detention of migrant families beyond the 20-day limit for holding children, two administration officials told CNN. The regulation seeks to replace the so-called Flores Settlement Agreement, which requires that migrant children not be held in federal custody…MORE

The Democratic Party isn’t who Twitter thinks it is

The Democratic Party isn’t who Twitter thinks it is

Listen to the majority of candidates running for the Democratic presidential nomination or scroll through Twitter and you will rapidly conclude that the Democratic Party is dominated by liberals. You would be wrong. According to the new CNN-SSRS national poll, self-identifying liberals make up less than half of all Democrats: 42%. The rest of the…MORE

Jewish leaders outraged by Trump saying Jews disloyal if they vote for Democrats

Jewish leaders outraged by Trump saying Jews disloyal if they vote for Democrats

President Donald Trump on Tuesday criticized Jewish Americans who vote for Democrats, saying “it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty.” Trump was speaking to the press in the Oval Office about two Democratic congresswomen barred from entering Israel over their involvement in the movement to end international support for the country…MORE

USDA shrinks buyout packages for employees who won’t relocate to Kansas City

USDA shrinks buyout packages for employees who won’t relocate to Kansas City

The US Department of Agriculture is shrinking payments offered to employees who applied for buyouts rather than relocate to the greater Kansas City area, according to a document obtained by CNN. The one-time payouts are being reduced from $25,000 to $10,000 because so many workers applied, according to the document. The American Federation of Government…MORE

Trump admin formally approves fighter jet sale to Taiwan amid China trade fight

Trump admin formally approves fighter jet sale to Taiwan amid China trade fight

The Trump administration has formally approved a major $8 billion arms sale to Taiwan involving 66 new F-16C/D fighter jets, the State Department announced Tuesday, a move that comes amid heightened tensions between Washington and Beijing over a range of issues, including trade and Hong Kong. Administration officials and others familiar with the matter had…MORE

Texas working to recover from ransomware attack on 22 government targets

Texas working to recover from ransomware attack on 22 government targets

At least 22 cities and local governments in Texas are working to recover from a seemingly coordinated ransomware attack on their computer networks. “Evidence continues to point to a single threat actor,” Elliott Sprehe of the Texas Department of Information Resources, which is coordinating the state’s response to the attack, said in a statement Tuesday.…MORE

Trump mocks Tlaib’s tears, says she ‘grandstanded’ over grandmother visit

Trump mocks Tlaib’s tears, says she ‘grandstanded’ over grandmother visit

President Donald Trump on Tuesday mocked Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s grief over her decision not to visit her grandmother in the West Bank after initially being barred by Israel, claiming the Democratic congresswoman “grandstanded” when she shed tears Monday. Tlaib got tearful as she spoke about visits she had made as a young girl to visit…MORE

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