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Senate kills 4 Immigration bills, debate continues

This Thursday the Senate killed four immigration bills, including a bipartisan proposal, and a Republican proposal to offer legal protections to undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children, also known as DREAMers. The latest vote continues the state of limbo we have seen regarding DACA. On March 5, the White House plans to rescind legal protections for individuals impacted by DACA. The bipartisan bill was unveiled Wednesday night by 16 senators and would have reached a consensus on a pathway to citizenship for DREAMers, and extended $25 billion to strengthen border security, and limit family-based, or chain migration. …

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Secretary Mattis affirms Defense Policy in Europe

This week Secretary of Defense James Mattis embarked on a trip to Europe to re-affirm key partnerships and alliances in Europe. Among the countries on the agenda are Italy, Belgium, Brussels, and Germany. Reaffirming Partnership with Italy On Monday, Mattis conducted bilateral meetings with Roberta Pinotti, Italian Minister of Defense. The talks continued into Tuesday with other senior officials. Among the discussion items were the issues of continuing bilateral cooperation through Nato, and to discuss ongoing operations in Afghanistan, the Middle East, and North Africa, as well as building a more lethal force, strengthening alliances among partners, and attracting new partners. Mattis …

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Jerome Powell sworn in as Chairman of Federal Reserve

This Monday Jerome Powell was formally sworn in as the chairman of the Federal reserve, and promised “vigilance” in response to risks to the financial system. Powell succeeds Janet Yellen as the chair of the central bank and explained that he was committed to transparency to “explain what we’re doing and why we are doing it” as the bank hopes to sustain the ongoing economic recovery and oversee the nation’s financial institutions. New Video by Chairman Powell: “My colleagues and I at the Federal Reserve will put everything we have into serving you and our country with objectivity, independence, and …

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State of the Union 2018- The State of the Union is Strong because Our People are Strong

President Trump addressed Congress in his first State of the Union. The State of the Union address began with an optimistic intro reiterating the President’s message of making America great again for all Americans, and recapping some of the events that the nation faced in the last year including the Las Vegas Shooting, and Hurricane Harvey. The Trump we saw in tonight’s State of the Union was a more stoic and by the books speaker, a departure from some of the off-the-cuff remarks the President has made in the past. The unconventional president provided a rather conventional, albeit powerful State of …

Excerpts from the Upcoming State of the Union 2018

Ahead of this evening’s State of the Union Address, the White House has released the following excerpts.  The speech is expected to be pushing for bipartisanship while pushing the President’s agenda on immigration, infrastructure reform, and highlighting the victories against ISIS. The State of the Union will be starting at 9pm EST, we will be reporting the takeaways from the speech as it unfolds as well as streaming live on our Facebook Page Nasty Politics News. “So tonight I am extending an open hand to work with members of both parties, Democrats and Republicans, to protect our citizens, of every …

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Countdown to the State of the Union- McCabe steps down from FBI amid pressures

McCabe Resigns As President Trump prepares to give his State of the Union Address, FBI Deputy Andrew McCabe has resigned from his position as Deputy to the chief of the FBI. We reported last week as Jeff Sessions was summoned by the Special Counsel investigation that there were suspicions that Sessions had pressured Christopher Wray, the FBI director to fire his deputy after it surfaced McCabe’s wife was a Democratic candidate for a Virginia Senate seat in 2015 and received funding from Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a longtime Clinton ally.  McCabe was subject to pressure from the president as well as …

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Mueller’s Team questions Jeff Sessions, Strzok texts found by Justice Department

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team interviewed Attorney General Jeff Sessions for several hours regarding the Russian election meddling, according to a report by the New York Times this Tuesday.  While it was expected that Sessions would be brought in for questioning, despite Sessions’ recusal from overseeing Mueller’s investigation he still has oversight over the FBI as the attorney general and a senior member of the Department of Justice, and has been responsive to President Trump and some conservatives’ criticisms of the bureau. The latest in a series of campaign aides So far the list of current and former White House / …

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The Latest Shooting of 2018: 2 dead & 17 injured in Kentucky School Shooting

This week started with a school shooting and news from Marshall County High school in Benton, Kentucky where a 15 year old boy, and 15 year old girl died in a hospital after a student opened fire in a school common area. Benton is a small farming town of around 4,500 people, situated about 130 miles northwest of Nashville, Tennessee. A 15-year old student was addressed in a ‘non-violent apprehension” after being detained by state police 15 minutes after opening fire on Tuesday. The attacker fired apparently at random with a handgun in a common area before classes started, and …

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Senate votes to end shutdown and reopen government

After a Lost Weekend, A Temporary Solution This weekend the Federal Government began a shutdown as congress failed to reach an agreement on budget resolutions for 3 weeks until the next spending deadline of February 8, 2018. After more than 2 days of shutting down, many National Parks, and members of the military among other Federal offices began the week in limbo unsure of the status of their pay and operations, although some Federal institutions such as the Smithsonian museums, research centers, and National Zoos, remained open on Monday. Update: The Smithsonian, including its museums, research centers & the National …

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Ex-Googler James Damore files Class Action Lawsuit against Google

Today James Damore, the ex-Googler who was fired for writing a memo on gender-inequality and affirmative action at Google, filed a class action lawsuit against Google in the Santa Clara Superior Court in Northern California.  Live broadcast of news conference for our class action law suit against Google https://t.co/zDnnHcjqzi — James Damore (@JamesADamore) January 8, 2018 Damore’s claims for the lawsuit is that Google unfairly discriminates against white men whose political views are unpopular with its executives. Damore co-filed the 161-page suit with another former Google engineer named David Gudeman, who spent three years with Google working on a query …