Monthly Archives: November 2017

Trump says he should have left UCLA players in Chinese jail

Associated Press, by Staff Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Mon, 20 46 2017 01:46:20 GMT Washington – President Donald Trump says he should have left three UCLA basketball players accused of shoplifting in China in jail. (Snip) Says Trump: “Now that the three basketball players are out of China and saved from years in jail, LaVar Ball, the father of LiAngelo, is unaccepting of what I did for his son and that shoplifting is no big deal. I should have left them in jail!” Trump later tweeted: “Shoplifting is a very big deal in China, as it should be (5-10 years in jail), but not to father LaVar. Should have gotten his son out during my next trip to China instead. China told them why they were released. Very ungrateful!”

Trump renews call for border wall after patrol officer dies in Texas

The Hill [Washington, DC], by Rebecca Savransky Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Mon, 20 09 2017 02:09:24 GMT President Trump on Sunday reiterated his calls to build a wall along the country´s southern border after a U.S. Border Patrol agent died from injuries he sustained on patrol in Texas. “Border Patrol Officer killed at Southern Border, another badly hurt,” Trump tweeted. “We will seek out and bring to justice those responsible. We will, and must, build the Wall!” (Snip) His comments come after a border patrol agent died after being injured while on patrol, according to multiple reports. The agent who died was identified as Rogelio Martinez, according to USA Today. His partner is in the hospital in serious condition,

Trump Blasts ‘Ungrateful’ LaVar Ball After Saving Son from Chinese Prison

President Donald Trump attacked the former basketball player turned media personality LaVar Ball on Sunday evening, claiming that he had been “very ungrateful” after Trump’s intervention saved his son from a prison sentence in China.

Trump reignites feud with Flake, predicts he’ll vote no on tax cuts

President Donald Trump slammed back at Sen. Jeff Flake in a tweet Sunday night, calling him “unelectable” and referring to his political career as “toast” days after the Republican senator was caught criticizing the president.

The Hill: ‘Nothing Has Worked’ Roy Moore Is Still in, Senate GOP ‘Running Out of Options’

“Nothing has worked. Moore is still in the race,” The Hill’s Alexander Bolton wrote Sunday about the GOP establishment’s efforts to oust Judge Roy Moore from the U.S. Senate race in Alabama.

Indonesia graft suspect detained after doctors clear health

Indonesia’s anti-graft commission has arrested a top politician who for weeks evaded questioning over his alleged role in the theft of $170 million of public money.

Trump says Arizona senator ‘Flake(y)’ won’t support GOP tax plan

Associated Press, by Staff Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Mon, 20 41 2017 12:41:04 GMT President Trump says he thinks Sen. Jeff Flake won’t support the Republican tax overhaul in Congress, issuing an insulting tweet against the Arizona Republican two days after Flake criticized the president. Flake was caught on an open microphone Friday saying the GOP is “toast” if the party follows Trump and Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore. It was not a surprising sentiment given Flake’s previous criticism of Trump. In a Sunday night tweet, Trump fired back: “Sen. Jeff Flake(y), who is unelectable in the Great State of Arizona (quit race, anemic polls) was caught (purposely) on “mike” saying bad things about your favorite

No names, please: Mystery money out to kill Northern Pass

Union Leader [Manchester, NH], by Dave Soloman Posted By: nhchemist- Mon, 20 56 2017 12:56:14 GMT CONCORD – Even as it pours thousands of dollars into the fight, one of the most prominent foes of the Northern Pass hydroelectric project hides its identity and source of funds behind a Delaware-formed 501(C)(4) company. Donald Kreis, head of New Hampshire´s Office of the Consumer Advocate, says Protect the Granite State (PTGS) is within its rights to protect the identity of its donors. But Kreis said the source of all funding in the Northern Pass debate should matter to consumers and it is thus “justifiable to draw the most skeptical inference that you can about where money like that

Arab League states condemn Hezbollah as ´terrorist organization´

CNN, by Ben Wedeman Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Mon, 20 09 2017 01:09:30 GMT (Video) – Saudi Arabia ramped up its campaign against Iran´s growing influence in the Arab World Sunday by persuading most of the 22 member states of the Arab League to condemn Iran´s Lebanese ally, Hezbollah, as a “terrorist organization.” (Snip) Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al-Jaafari also did not attend the meeting. Iran, along with the US-led international coalition, has been a major supporter of Baghdad in its war against ISIS. “We want to hold everyone responsible,” Bahraini Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa said during the deliberations. “We want to hold countries where Hezbollah is a partner in government

Top White House officials say they’re rolling back administrative state

Washington Times, by Bradford Richardson Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Mon, 20 19 2017 01:19:57 GMT Top-ranking members of the Trump administration gathered at the Federalist Society’s national convention over the weekend to share their progress rolling back the administrative state. (Snip) “The president is making fundamental changes to how the regulatory state interacts with the people, and he is selecting judges who will enforce the law as written and respect the separation of powers,” Mr. McGahn said in his remarks on Friday. “The Trump vision of regulatory reform can be summed up in three simple principles: due process, fair notice and individual liberty. The Trump vision of the judiciary can be summed up in two