Monthly Archives: December, 2017

House races to avoid government shutdown with the clock ticking

There’s a good chance that Demonrats might shut down the government late Friday. House Republicans on Wednesday night whipped two scenarios on the House floor in an effort to avoid a government shutdown: Continue reading →
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IRS scrambles to roll out rules for the new year

The IRS is scrambling to roll out new rules in time for 2018, as the White House takes its victory lap over the passage of the sweeping Republican tax overhaul. The country’s new tax system is to go into effect in 12 days, and already payroll processors say they are in “panic” mode as they try to figure out new withholding rules affecting millions of Americans. Continue reading →

McCabe draws blank on Democrats’ funding of Trump dossier, new subpoenas planned

Fox News was told by congressional investigators that Tuesday’s seven-hour interrogation of Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe contained numerous conflicts with the testimony of previous witnesses, prompting the Republican majority staff of the House Intelligence Committee to decide to issue fresh subpoenas next week on Justice Department and FBI personnel. Continue reading →

Trump Touts GOP Victories in Congressional Races, Predicts Win in 2018

President Donald Trump says Republican victories in congressional races this year and predicted the GOP will do well in the 2018 midterms. And he noted that he also had predicted the defeat of Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore in Alabama and the loss in Virginia of the GOP’s gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie. Continue reading →

Trump to Boost Missile Defense to Combat Threats from Iran, North Korea

With the growing threat to the American homeland from both Iranian and North Korean missile programs, President Donald Trump will designate domestic missile defense as a “priority action” as part of the administration’s national security strategy. Continue reading →

Trump transition lawyer: Mueller improperly obtained documents in Russia probe

An attorney for Trump’s transitional team says Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office of inappropriately obtained transition documents as part of its Russia probe, including confidential attorney-client communications, privileged communications and thousands of emails without their knowledge. Continue reading →

CBO: Legalizing ‘Dreamers’ Would Cost US Nearly $26B Over 10 Years

Friday the CBO announced that legalizing 2 million young undocumented illegal immigrant “Dreamers” would cost the U.S. government $25.9 billion over a 10-year period. Continue reading →

CDC Now Has Seven Words They Can’t Say in Budget Reports

The Center for Disease Control’s officials are now prohibited from using seven certain words in the documents being prepared for next year’s budget. The Trump administration has banned the words transgender, fetus, vulnerable, entitlement, diversity, evidence-based, and science-based from appearing in the public health agency’s officials documents, but CDC and the Office of Budget and Management, which oversees what is included in the budget reports, are not saying why. Continue reading →

Austria far right: ‘Nobody has anything to fear’ says new minister

Austria’s next interior minister has said “nobody has anything to fear” from the new coalition government. Far-right politician Herbert Kickl, a senior figure in the Freedom Party, said he had “a very, very good feeling” about the new coalition with the conservative People’s Party.

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Attorney Lisa Bloom sought to line up paydays for women accusing Trump of sexual misconduct

The corruption never ends. Mad An explosive report says that legal powerhouse Lisa Bloom tried to line up big paydays for women who were willing to accuse President Trump of sexual misconduct during the final months of last year’s election. Continue reading →