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20 States Including Texas Sue Trump Administration To End Obamacare

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20 States Including Texas Sue Trump Administration To End Obamacare
The state of Texas and 19 other US states sue the Trump led administration to entirely end Obamacare, over the individual mandate in Obamacare that obligates people have health insurance or pay a fine, seeking an end to the entire law.

In the lawsuit filed Monday, states said Congress's decision to repeal the tax penalty as part of the Republican tax bill signed into law by President Trump, invalidates the mandate and all of Obamacare.

The complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Texas.
This is the second lawsuit against the mandate. The first was upheld in 2012 by the Supreme Court, which determined it was allowed because it was a tax, amid arguments by opponents that it was unconstitutional.

'I Think Arming Teachers Is Not A Bad Idea'- Ivanka Trump

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'I Think Arming Teachers Is Not A Bad Idea'- Ivanka Trump
President Donald Trump's daughter and White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump has lend her voice to the popular discussion about arming educators. While Ivanka Trump didn't entirely support the idea of arming teachers, went ahead to say "... it's not a bad idea" and "...it needs to be discussed". This she said on Sunday on an interview with NBC News.

"Obviously, there would have to be an incredibly high standard for who would be able to bear arms in our school," Ivanka Trump said in an interview with NBC News that aired Sunday during her trip to the closing ceremonies at the 2018 Winter Olympics." But I think that there is no one solution to creating safety."

Ivanka didn't break from her father though, and continued to say that qualified educators who are capable of carrying guns "is not a bad idea."
"I think that having a teacher who is armed, w…

'I'm Not surprised Trump Disses Democratic Memo'- Adam Schiff

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'I'm Not surprised Trump Disses Democratic Memo'- Adam Schiff
On Sunday, California 28th congressional representative Rep. Adam Schiff said he's totally not surprised president Donald Trump had to dismiss the newly released Democratic intelligence memo.

"I'm not surprised the president doesn't like it," the ranking Democrat Adam Schiff said regarding the memo. "I'm not surprised, frankly, that the White House tried to bury this memo response as long as they could."

The Democratic intelligence memo was released Saturday as a counterweight to the Republican memo, which president Donald Trump declassified several weeks ago. The GOP memo claimed FBI officials misled a secret surveillance court to obtain a warrant to spy on Carter Page, a former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser.

Also, Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.) countered a key GOP claim Sunday that a special surveillance warrant for Page wouldn't have been granted had it not been …

Democrats In California Refuse Supporting Feinstein

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Democrats In California Refuse Supporting Feinstein
California Democrats have declined to endorse state's senior senator Sen. Dianne Feinstein in her bid for reelection in the forthcoming midterm elections.
The party's delegates favored Feinstein’s progressive rival, state Senate leader Kevin de León, over Feinstein by a vote of 54 percent to 37 percent, according to results announced Sunday.

Neither Feinstein nor Kevin de León reached the 60 percent threshold required to receive the party endorsement for 2018. But the snubbing of Feinstein by the party led de León to claim a victory for his struggling campaign.

“The outcome of today’s endorsement vote is an astounding rejection of politics as usual, and it boosts our campaign’s momentum as we all stand shoulder-to-shoulder against a complacent status quo,” de León said in a prepared statement. “California Democrats are hungry for new leadership that will fight for California values from the front lines, not equivocate on …

"Trump Should Be Afraid"- Trump Accuser

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"Trump Should Be Afraid"- Trump Accuser
Rachel Crooks one of President Trump's accusers, who claims the President forcibly kissed her back in 2006, on Tuesday told CNN during an interview that "...He should be afraid" of the 'truth' coming out.


Here's what Crooks had told CNN "It is the first time, I guess, he's attacked me personally on Twitter, but his whole approach to this has been to deny the allegation of myself and, like you said, almost 20 women who have come forward. So it's not surprising," she went further to say "But I would think as our president he would have more important things to do than tweet at me and try to discredit my story. I know what's true, he knows what's true and I think he should be afraid of that."

Back in 2016 during the presidential campaigns, 16 women accused Donald Trump of sexually harassing them, Rachel Crooks is one of the 16. Accusations the President has vehemently and re…

'It's Totally Unacceptable That The FBI Ignored All Signals From Florida Shooter While Trying To Prove Russian Collusion'- Trump

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'It's Totally Unacceptable That The FBI Ignored All Signals From Florida Shooter While Trying To Prove Russian Collusion'- Trump
On Saturday night, President Donald Trump stated his disappointment on the part of the FBI for ignoring all signals from the Florida school shooter. The President explicitly stated it to be unacceptable, that they were "...spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign". This the President made know via a tweet Saturday night.

“Very sad that the FBI missed all of the many signals sent out by the Florida school shooter,” the president tweeted late Saturday. “This is not acceptable.”

Here's the President's exact tweet:
Very sad that the FBI missed all of the many signals sent out by the Florida school shooter. This is not acceptable. They are spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign - there is no collusion. Get back to the basics and make us all proud!

T…

'Trump Not Responding To Russian Threat Is Un-American'- Clinton's Spokesman

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'Trump Not Responding To Russian Threat Is Un-American'- Clinton's Spokesman
Last Friday, Hillary Clinton stayed silent about special counsel Robert Mueller’s indictment of 13 Russians for their intrusion into the 2016 election, but Nick Merrill, her spokesman used the news as an opportunity to call President Donald Trump’s lack of response to the Russian threat “un-American.”

“Today’s revelations confirm what we’ve long known,” Nick Merrill, Clinton’s spokesman, tweeted on Friday afternoon. He went forward to say “Time will tell us more, but Russia went to great lengths to undermine our democracy, & the President won’t protect us. No matter your politics, it’s un-American. We have an adversary that is laughing at us, who will act again.”

Clinton particularly, and most of her 2016 campaign team, declined to comment on the indictments after they landed on Friday. The former secretary of state did tweet multiple times in the afternoon, but she kept her commentary to t…

Lives Are Being 'Destroyed' By Mere Allegations- Trump

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Lives Are Being 'Destroyed' By Mere Allegations- Trump
Following series of allegations of domestic abuse and sexual harassment which has resulted in many top government officials resigning from their offices, President Donald Trump has lamented that "...Lives Are Being 'Destroyed' By Mere Allegations- Trump"

President Donald Trump went further to say "There is no recovery for someone falsely accused,"

This week saw the departure of White House speechwriter David Sorensen and staff secretary Rob Porter.
The White House has been criticised for its handling of the allegations and Mr Trump's comments quickly drew scorn.

His remarks also come amid a worldwide debate over sexual harassment and the abuse of power.
In his tweet, Mr Trump did not mention either man, but warned allegations could result in a person's "life and career gone". Skip Twitter post by @realDonaldTrump


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Government Shutdown Averted As House Approves Bill To Fund Government Into March

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Government Shutdown Averted As House Approves Bill To Fund Government Into March

Late on Tuesday night the house of representative approved a stopgap spending bill to run the government through March 23 and also bolster defense funding, the bill has been sent to the Senate for consideration by the Senate.

The outcome of the vote was with a wide margin of 245 Reps voting Yes and 182 voting No. 17 Democrats Voted Yes while 8 Republicans voted No.


This is the first step in averting a possible government shutdown before 11:59:59 p.m. ET Thursday.

It's unclear how the bill may fare in the Senate, although lawmakers there could strike the defense spending plan and zap the package back to the House.


Both parties are in negotiations trying to secure an agreement on raising caps for both defense and non-defense spending, which could be the key to unlock Congress' fiscal issues, while also funding the government.


Democratic leaders have dropped their strategy of using the funding…

Trump: Adam Schiff Is A Big Liar!

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Trump: Adam Schiff Is A Liar!
Early on Monday, President Donald Trump blasted Adam Schiff a top Democrat calling him a liar and one of the biggest leakers of Washington. This the President did on Twitter with a Tweet.

The president's early Monday tweet came as Democrats, led by Schiff, continued to condemn majority Republicans for publishing the memo claiming authorities used a salacious anti-Trump dossier to obtain a warrant to monitor a Trump associate.

Here's Trump's exact tweet:
“Little Adam Schiff, who is desperate to run for higher office, is one of the biggest liars and leakers in Washington, right up there with Comey, Warner, Brennan and Clapper!” Trump tweeted. “Adam leaves closed committee hearings to illegally leak confidential information. Must be stopped!”

In a little over an hour, Schiff, D-Calif., tweeting: "Mr. President, I see you’ve had a busy morning of 'Executive Time.' Instead of tweeting false smears, the American people would app…

Trump's War Against U.S Law Enforcement Escalates

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Trump's War Against U.S Law Enforcement Escalates
Ealier this week, the deputy director of the FBI resigned following months of his open 'anti-republican' bias from President Donald Trump, and the week has ended with the President hinting ominously that he might get rid of the No. 2 at the Department of Justice over the Russia investigation.

In between, the president approved the release of a previously classified House Intelligence committee memo detailing claims of misconduct by officials investigating Trump’s presidential campaign over the clear objections of his own FBI director, Christopher Wray.

The move put Trump openly at odds with the whole of the nation’s law enforcement apparatus, including rank-and-file agents. The president did little to downplay the breach, telling pool reporters in the Oval Office who asked on Friday whether he still had confidence in Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, after reading the memo: “You figure that one out.”

In a TV …

Conway: Donald Trump Not Concerned FBI Director Wray Will Resign

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Conway: Donald Trump Not Concerned FBI Director Wray Will Resign
According to Kellyanne Conway, the President is not concerned if FBI Director Christopher Wray resigns if the White House approves the release of a controversial intelligence memo alleging misconduct by bureau officials. This she said on Friday.

Conway was responding to reports that top White House aides fear a potential resignation from Wray. During the interview, Conway reasserted the president’s confidence in the law enforcement agency.

“The president has not expressed that concern at all,” Conway told Fox News, adding that the president holds respect for the “rank and file” employees at the FBI.

Wray and the FBI expressed “grave concerns” on Wednesday over the pending release of a memo compiled by staffers for House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes that alleges the bureau was overzealous in its probe on Russian election interference.

The four-page classified document, sources familiar with the mater…

Job Growth Accelerates In January As Unemployment Rate Remained Unchanged For The Fourth Consecutive Month

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Job Growth Accelerates In January As Unemployment Rate Remained Unchanged For The Fourth Consecutive Month

Early on Friday, the government reported that job growth for the just ended month of January was on acceleration, subsequently the President a boost following his State of the Union Address.

The Labor Department reported that the economy added 200,000 new jobs, up from 160,000 in December. With a huge difference of over 40,000 new jobs. The unemployment rate was unchanged for the fourth consecutive month at 4.1 percent.

The numbers also lend credence to the President's claim during his address Tuesday that wages are beginning to rise under his leadership. Wages in January rose to 2.9 percent over the previous year, compared to 2.7 percent in December, offering a sign that wage growth is beginning to pick up after months of stagnation with the economy nearing full employment.

At the same time, continued growth will put pressure on Trump's new Federal Reserve chair, Je…

Hamas Leader Now In U.S Official Terrorist Blacklist

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Hamas Leader Now In U.S Official Terrorist Blacklist
On Wednesday, the U.S government officially added Ismail Haniyeh who happens to be the leader of the Palestinian militant movement to it's official terrorist blacklist, designating him(and his group) and three other related groups as terrorist subsequently imposing sanctions on all of them

In a statement, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that “these designations target key terrorist groups and leaders — including two sponsored and directed by Iran — who are threatening the stability of the Middle East, undermining the peace process, and attacking our allies Egypt and Israel. Today’s actions are an important step in denying them the resources they need to plan and carry out their terrorist activities.”

Hamas, which as a group was first placed on the blacklist in 1997, responded from Gaza, calling Wednesday’s move a “failed attempt to pressure the resistance” and saying it wasn’t discouraged by the label.

Ismail Haniyeh,…