Washington - The top House and Senate Democrats said Wednesday they had reached agreement with President Donald Trump to protect thousands of younger immigrants from deportation and fund some border security enhancements — not including Trump´s long-sought border wall. The deal announced by Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi following a White House dinner would enshrine protections for the nearly 800,000 immigrants brought illegally to this country as kids who had benefited from former President Barack Obama´s Deferred Action for Childhood
Comments: This is going to get the ´Nattering nabobs of negativism´ going in DC and elsewhere. There is definitely going to be smoke over the swamp water tomorrow. Ink will be spilled in the press rooms and in the streets. Just wait for the White House press conference, ot Trump tweets first. And, bad blood is going to rise on both sides of the Congressional aisles.
"William Safire, ´nattering nabobs´ and the power of words"
Ryan and McConnell caught with their pants down. This needs to be legislated, not XO´ed. Since the GOP is in the majority, and these a-holes were going to cave anyway, Trump just scored bigly. Lets bring this to We The People and let us have our say.
Virtually the same as the Fox News article. Much is from AP.
Democratic congressional leaders emerged from a meeting with President Donald Trump Wednesday vowing to pursue an agreement protecting immigrants who were brought illegally into the U.S. as children from deportation.
As I said, now it’s up to them to “pursue an agreement”. Any law has to come from Congress. Trump hasn’t given away a thing. Congress can still go thumbs down. And he’ll get his part of the deal. Meanwhile his wall is outside of this deal.
Someday I hope those who need to think from a to b to c to d to….. and trust the media headlines for their facts will come to understand how this president works. And that the media misleads when it isn’t outright lying.
Those who don’t read and comprehend what they are reading, what the words really say and don’t say (did you hear a quote from President Trump?), are in factual nowheresville.
For those of you who mock the news sources used, first understand. We are a "breaking news" website. There were no other sources in the minutes it took to prepare and post it. In fact, Time updated the article, causing me change shorter version. Second, here are now the ledes by other sources. Pray tell, if any one of them was up, and Fox News isn´t amongst them, should the story just wait till then?
"Pelosi, Schumer on dinner with Pres. Trump: Both sides have "agreed" to immigration reform package and border security, "excluding the wall" (ABC News)
"Democrats said they had an agreement with Trump to protect "Dreamers." The White House was more muted" (New York Times)
"Trump & Dems agree to DACA fix and resolve to iron out border-security plan, excluding wall, Schumer and Pelosi say (CNN)
Democrats say they have a tentative deal with Trump on young migrants known as "dreamers" (Bloomberg News)
In its own statement, the White House was far more muted, mentioning DACA as merely one of several issues that were discussed, including tax reform and infrastructure. It called the meeting, which came a week after the president struck a stunning spending-and-debt deal with the Democratic leaders, “a positive step toward the president’s strong commitment to bipartisan solutions.”
But the bipartisan comity appeared to have its limits. In a tweet, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, disputed the Democrats’ characterization of Mr. Trump’s stance on the border wall. “While DACA and border security were both discussed, excluding the wall was certainly not agreed to,” she wrote.
I don´t like where this is headed. I´m afraid Ivanka´s influence is showing up here. Maybe Trump doesn´t want a second term and he´s throwing his base under the bus. Perhaps its just too much trouble to do what we thought he would do. Who knows. But this is not giving me a warm fuzzy feeling.
If true, throwing it to Congress is deflecting responsibility for what Mr. Trump said in his campaign.
One can have a change of heart and a conscience that guides you, but if this is true and Chuck U. Schumer and Crazy Nancy P are dictating the terms of the "deal", we will be sold out again due to a "strategy".
Confidence and faith in the integrity of our President just so he can get a "win" is wavering as he tries to undercut the promises he made to get elected.
What about the forgotten man he mention in his inaugural speech?
Now he wants to raise taxes on many who are not rich while calling it a tax cut. This is beginning to sound like more redistribution of wealth.
"Compromise" can get deals done, but there were no ironclad promises to control spending us into oblivion...
THIS is why it is dangerous to even talk with dems. It´s like taking with "Russians". If you were in the same room with a Russian, who KNOWS what evil you were plotting. Besides that, the Russian may report things about the meeting that are not true and crazy people accept it as true. A simple greeting and a handshake becomes an "agreement" of some type.
Dems are the same way. You meet them and you shake their hand. One of them mentions they are concerned about building a border wall. There is no further discussion about it and other topics are discussed. You say "I would like to be able to work together to address the "Dreamers". Later the dems report you have made a deal and the wall is not part of it. What the heck???? There is NO deal for the wall to be part of yet all the media now tries to pen you into the "agreement" you made, that you never made.
The dems fake it up as they go along. It´s all they can do. They are toxic. Every Republican trying to work with the dems gets burned, now or eventually.
Washington - Lawyers for Michael T. Flynn, President Trump’s former national security adviser, notified the president’s legal team in recent days that they could no longer discuss the special counsel’s investigation, according to four people involved in the case, an indication that Mr. Flynn is cooperating with prosecutors or negotiating a deal. Mr. Flynn’s lawyers had been sharing information with Mr. Trump’s lawyers about the investigation by the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, who is examining whether anyone around Mr. Trump was involved in Russian efforts to undermine Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
Former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe won’t face prosecution and is free to remain in the southern African nation following his resignation on Tuesday after 37 years in power. “There aren’t any plans for former President Robert Mugabe; he’s free to stay in Zimbabwe and he won’t face prosecution,” Simon Khaya Moyo, a spokesman for the ruling Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front, said Thursday by phone. “We don’t have anything against him or his family. He’s the hero of our liberation.” Emmerson Mnangagwa, 75, is due to be sworn in on Friday to replace Mugabe, who’s ruled since independence in 1980.
Palm Beach, FL - President Donald Trump has a Thanksgiving Day message for the nation: Look at all I’ve done. Trump is telling followers in an early morning holiday tweet that, “your Country is starting to do really well.” He says: Jobs are “coming back, highest Stock Market EVER, Military getting really strong, we will build the WALL, V.A. taking care of our Vets, great Supreme Court Justice, RECORD CUT IN REGS, lowest unemployment in 17 years….!” Trump is celebrating the holiday from his private club Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida. He’s scheduled to thank members of the military via video conference later
Cuba´s foreign minister and his North Korean counterpart have rejected the United States´ “unilateral and arbitrary” demands while expressing concern about escalating tensions on the Korean peninsula, the ministry said. North Korea is searching for support amid unprecedented pressure from the United States and the international community to cease its nuclear weapons and missile programmes, which it carries out in defiance of UN Security Council resolutions. The country, which has made no secret of its plans to develop a missile capable of hitting the US mainland, has maintained warm political relations with Cuba since
Charlie Rose, formerly of PBS and CBS. Glenn Thrush of The New York Times. The collapse of the liberal establishment Masters of the Universe continues. Yet for some reason, the Democratic and liberal establishment think now is the time to condemn … Bill Clinton. (Snip) The only thing that has changed for liberals is being caught as enablers and hypocrites. None of these people now complaining about Mr. Clinton have had any sort of epiphany. They just realize their defense of sexual assault in the 1990s makes it impossible for them to continue the fraud of casting conservatives as the enemies of women.
Coffee is "more likely to benefit health than harm", a new review has found. People appear to reduce their risk of a range of health problems when they drink three to four cups a day, experts found. They concluded that drinking coffee seems safe "within usual patterns of consumption", except in pregnancy and among women who are at risk of a fracture. (Snip) Their study, published in The British Medical Journal, found that drinking three or four cups a day compared to drinking none has been linked to a lower likelihood of developing or dying from cardiovascular problems, such as heart attacks and stroke.
(Video) - An employee at an Illinois CVS tricked a customer into handing over a winning $1 million scratch off lottery card, a new lawsuit charges. Carlos Figueroa sued last week to block the Illinois Lottery Board from awarding the winnings to CVS employee Russell Kelly before the full case is heard early next year. Figueroa maintains that on October 30, he bought a “Merry Millionaire” instant scratch off at a CVS in Waukegan, but the ticket was mangled due to a vending machine error, the Chicago Tribune reported. That's when Kelly allegedly “coerced” Figueroa into handing him the ticket to see if it was a winner.
A former ethics director has filed a complaint against Kellyanne Conway for comments she made about the Alabama Senate race. “I have filed a complaint with the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, which investigates Hatch Act violations,” Walter Shaubtweeted. Mr. Shaub is the former director of the Office of Government Ethics. His complaint centers around Mrs. Conway’s comments earlier this week blasting Democratic candidate Doug Jones. Mrs. Conway did not advocate on behalf of Republican candidate Roy Moore, but said that Mr. Jones’ was a “doctrinaire liberal.” “Doug Jones in Alabama, folks, don’t be fooled.
Draft Bernie is no more. The liberal activists who’d hoped to recruit Sen. Bernard Sanders to lead a new third party appear to have given up on the senator, dropping his name from their movement as they search for a new champion to pave an independent path in the next presidential election. Comprised of former Sanders staffers and volunteers, the group says the invite to Mr. Sanders still stands, but it’s changing its name from “Draft Bernie for a People’s Party” to “Movement for a People’s Party.” “We are motivated to continue whether Bernie is prepared to join us yet or not by the fact that a new party is inevitable in the United States,”
The search for a missing Argentine submarine with a crew of 44 has entered a “critical phase”, authorities have said, as the seven-day oxygen supply was due to run out today. The ARA San Juan went missing on 15 November while it was travelling from the extreme southern port of Ushuaia to the city of Mar del Plata, about 250 miles southeast of Buenos Aires. The last known communications with the submarine were two calls - one to report a routine battery fault, while the other call has not been disclosed by the Argentine Navy. (Snip) Authorities still do not know if the submarine rose to the surface to replenish oxygen
The embarrassment deepened for NBC News this week when its star investigative reporter, Ronan Farrow, appeared on arch-rival ABC to promote his latest expose on disgraced mogul Harvey Weinstein. Farrow appeared on ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Tuesday to discuss his Weinstein bombshell, which details secret settlements the disgraced mogul used to hide harassment claims. His reporting was again published in the prestigious New Yorker magazine, and did not appear on any NBC News properties. (Snip) The celebrity scion’s employment contract with NBC has reportedly expired, though he continues to identify
Baltimore - Another federal judge has halted a proposed transgender military ban, expanding on an initial ruling issued last month against the plan by President Donald Trump´s administration. In a preliminary injunction issued Tuesday in Baltimore, U.S. District Judge Marvin Garbis ruled that transgender service members have "demonstrated that they are already suffering harmful consequences" due to the proposed ban including threat of discharge, stigma and the cancellation or delay of surgeries related to their gender transitions. The six plaintiffs in the lawsuit he reviewed have all been receiving hormone therapy.
Kathy Griffin is back with another unhinged rant, blaming Hollywood, Trump and Fox News for her complete career self-decapitation.Griffin saw both her comedic and television hosting career go into free fall after posing with a picture of President Trump’s severed head. Griffin was subsequently fired by CNN and had several gigs canceled in the toxic political fallout from the stunt.Now, Griffin is asking for sympathy for being poor from an austere hotel room in Europe in the middle of her world tour.In a raw video posted to her YouTube page, Griffin complains that Hollywood does not want her anymore and
A Washington Post columnist said White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders humiliates the media on a daily basis. In a column published Tuesday, opinion writer Kathleen Parker referenced Sanders asking reporters earlier this week to say what they were thankful for before asking a question. "Yet again, she controlled the crowd, though this time by candy-coating her usual condescension with faux fellowship," Parker wrote. "I´m thankful I wasn´t in the room." She wrote that her first impulse when someone asks her to share is to "not-share." "For a press secretary to require professional journalists to essentially beg for their supper, surrendering their adversarial posture
UCLA basketball players LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill were arrested in China for shoplifting while attending basketball tournament. UCLA athletic director Dan Guerrero said the players stole from three stores in China including sunglasses stolen by LiAngelo Ball from a Louis Vitton store. They were facing 10 years in prison. President Trump asked President Xi Jinping for leniency. The three players were released. Thug life on display – After watching this bizarro interview with his father I can completely understand why LiAngelo Ball thought it would be perfectly okay to shoplift in China and live a life beyond
A new Raycom News Network Senate Election poll conducted by Strategy Research finds the race in a statistical tie nearly two weeks after allegations of sexual misconduct against Republican Roy Moore rocked the campaign. (Snip) When asked “what do you think about the allegations made against Roy Moore,” 45% believe all or some of the allegations; 34% do not believe the allegations; and 21% believe some or all of the allegations, but say it has not changed their vote. Among party lines, nearly half (48%) of Republican voters surveyed do not believe the allegations. Another 24% of Republicans say they believe some
A retired Alabama police officer said she was told to keep an eye on Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore back in the 1980s because he was known to harass teenage cheerleaders at local school ballgames. Ex-Gadsden cop Faye Gray told MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell that rumors of Moore’s liking young girls were heard on a daily basis and she was informed that he had been banned from Gadsden Mall because he allegedly targeted young female employees. “We were also told to watch him at the ballgames and make sure that he didn’t hang around the cheerleaders,” Faye said.
Alabama has its back up, or at least its Republicans and conservatives do, and it’s understandable. They don’t like when Northerners and liberals and people in Washington tell them who their senator should be. They don’t like when reporters from outside come down and ask questions and turn over rocks looking for what’s crawling on the underside. (Snip) The charges against Mr. Moore are not only serious; they are completely credible. If you read the original Washington Post story, you know it was rigorously reported, with great care and professionalism. Four women who did not seek out the press, who did
The NFL is considering an idea for next year to keep players inside their locker rooms during the playing of the National Anthem. "I think that if players are still kneeling at the end of the year, then it could very well happen," said one person familiar with the owners´ deliberations on anthem-related issues.Years ago, the players would come out on the field to warm up and then return to the locker room during the National Anthem. The league is thinking of going back to that policy. Washington Post: That person said it was "too early to tell" for certain
Donna Brazile said in an interview Tuesday that Russian hackers destroyed “critical data” when they breached the Democratic National Committee (DNC) ahead of the 2016 presidential election. Brazile, who served as interim DNC chair for a portion of last year, made the comments during an interview with Joe Madison on Sirius XM. (Snip) The DNC pushed back on Brazile´s comments, saying in a statement to The Hill, "Her allegation is inaccurate - there is no evidence the voter file was compromised." Brazile stepped in as chair of the DNC after Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) was forced to resign following
WASHINGTON – Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, said that all felons should have the right to vote. “I’m for allowing people who are incarcerated to have the right to vote. Why not? They’re citizens. No matter what they’ve done, and I’m not defending any of their conduct, but all of it wasn’t bad – but all I’m saying is expanding the vote and eliminating structural barriers is critical,” Conyers said at this month’s annual Legislative & Policy Conference organized by Al Sharpton’s National Action Network (NAN) on Capitol Hill. “It’s not an exaggeration to say
The American political community has not taken adequate notice of Hillary Clinton’s book What Happened (the title is not posed as a question). It was generally panned when it came out a couple of months ago for blaming everyone but herself for her defeat. I have never been a Clinton-basher, and I was astonished by the venom, untruthfulness, and zealotry of her account. Mrs. Clinton writes persuasively of seeking “grace” after her defeat, and concluded most of her speeches throughout the 2016 campaign calling for “love and kindness,” yet she is unrelievedly ungracious. She describes her opponent as a clear
WASHINGTON -- Ennis Rep. Joe Barton is apologizing Wednesday for a sexually explicit photo now circulating online, but doesn´t plan to resign. In a statement released to The Dallas Morning News, the longtime Republican said the image -- which first surfaced on social media earlier this week -- was taken while separated from his former wife in recent years. "While separated from my second wife, prior to the divorce, I had sexual relationships with other mature adult women," Barton, who is twice-divorced, said in the statement. "Each was consensual. Those relationships have ended. I am sorry I did not use better
Some NFL owners believe there is a strong possibility they will enact an offseason change to the league’s national anthem policy if players’ protests during the anthem persist through the end of this season, reverting to a previous approach of keeping players in the locker room while the anthem is played, according to several people familiar with the league’s inner workings. “I think that if players are still kneeling at the end of the year, then it could very well happen,” said one person familiar with the owners’ deliberations on anthem-related issues. That person said it was “too early to