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Melania Trump Orders Removal Of Near’ 200’Year’Old Tree From White House

Newsweek, by Sydney Pereira Posted By: earlybird- Thu, 28 13 2017 10:13:03 GMT Updated | The historic Jackson magnolia has been on the south facade of the White House since the 1800s—making it the oldest on the grounds. But Tuesday, Melania Trump reportedly made the decision to have it removed after tree specialists determined “the overall architecture and structure of the tree is greatly compromised,” the report stated, according to CNN. CNN obtained documents from specialists at the United States National Arboretum, which determined the magnolia tree must be removed. The tree is “completely dependent on artificial support,” the document read. The document said, “Without the extensive cabling system, the tree would have fallen years

Trump Approval Rating On Par With Obama’s After One Year In White House

Daily Caller, by Amber Athey Posted By: JoniTx- Thu, 28 28 2017 10:28:23 GMT Much has been made about President Donald Trump’s relatively low approval ratings, but Trump has ended his first year in office on par with his predecessor Barack Obama.A Rasmussen poll released on Thursday put Trump at a 46 percent approval rating and a 53 percent disapproval rating. WATCH: (Video) On the same date at the end of Obama’s first year in office — December 28, 2009 — Obama was sitting at a 47 percent approval rate and a 52 percent disapproval rate. Just one day later, on December 29, Obama’s approval rating dropped to 46 percent. Tracking approval ratings from

RNC set to raise over $100M in 2017 after leadership makes fundraising a top priority

BizPac Review, by Luis Miguel Posted By: JoniTx- Thu, 28 32 2017 10:32:56 GMT Once again, Republicans prove they’re better than Democrats at handling money. The Republican National Committee is on a path to close 2017 with $130 million raised, Washington Times reports. Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel will set a new record for fundraising in an off’year election cycle. (Photo) McDaniel has made fundraising a top priority. “It’s a rewarding, though sometimes grueling job,” she said, “but fighting for a party and president I believe in makes it all worthwhile.” According to the latest filing, the RNC has already raised $120 million this year. President Trump’s popularity among the party base has been a

Huma’s ‘closest’ cousin convicted of fraud

New York Post, by Priscilla DeGregory & Selim Algar Posted By: JoniTx- Thu, 28 44 2017 10:44:19 GMT As if 2017 wasn’t bad enough for beleaguered Huma Abedin. A jury convicted Abedin’s “closest” cousin of fraud raps in Manhattan federal court this week, and he now faces more than a decade behind bars. Her first cousin, Omar Amanat, was convicted along with cohort Kaleil Tuzman of all charges stemming from his role in a technology firm named Kit Digital. A jury found the two men guilty of artificially inflating the company’s revenue and bilking investors out of millions of dollars in the process. But jurors were barred from hearing evidence referencing Amanat’s connection to Anthony Weiner‘s wife when

State Department will release 2,800 of Huma Abedin´s work documents–including emails– found on pervert husband Anthony Weiner´s laptop TOMORROW after court battle

Daily Mail (UK), by David Martosko & Nikki Schwab Posted By: JoniTx- Thu, 28 48 2017 10:48:53 GMT The State Department is set to release portions of 2,800 of Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin´s work’related emails and other documents, all recovered last year by the FBI on a laptop belonging to her estranged husband Anthony Weiner. Tom Fitton, president of the center’right government transparency group Judicial Watch, tweeted on Thursday afternoon that State would publish ´releasable portions´ of the documents on Friday. Fitton asked whether President Donald Trump´s Justice Department would ´finally take action on Clinton/Abedin misdeeds.´ Weiner handed his computer over to federal investigators as the FBI probed allegations that he had been sexting with an underage

Iraqi Archbishop: ‘Gang Rapes, Torture and Murder of Christians’ Are Ongoing

Bishop Habib Nawfali
An Iraqi Catholic archbishop says that Christians in Iraq “are afraid of another wave of persecution that will be the end of Christians,” despite news of the “defeat” of the Islamic State.

Hedge Fund Bets Bilked Kentuckians Out Of Their Pensions, Lawsuit Says

Three hedge funds allegedly benefited from decisions that helped impoverish Kentucky’s state pension system.

WaPo: How Scott Pruitt Turned the EPA into One of Trump’s Most Powerful Tools

Brady Dennis and Juliet Eilperin write in the Washington Post that under Trump’s EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt the formerly punishing regulatory agency is moving in a whole new direction.

Teacher convicted of staging shooting now accused of forgery

A former Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor who was convicted of staging his own shooting is now accused of forging part of his dead son’s will to gain possession of several properties.

Man Wearing ‘Trust Me’ T-Shirt Arrested for Allegedly Stealing Unlocked Car

Two Virginia men, including one wearing a T-shirt with the words “trust me” on the front, were arrested Saturday for allegedly stealing a vehicle the victim left unlocked.