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Postal Service berated by Trump
posts $540 million quarterly loss

Washington Examiner, by James Langford

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Posted By:JoniTx, 2/10/2018 6:05:56 PM

The U.S. Postal Service, blasted by President Trump for enriching e-commerce giant Amazon at its own expense, posted a loss of $540 million in the last three months of the year, a period that´s typically its best quarter. The loss in the three months through December, which compared with profit of $1.44 billion a year earlier, was driven by declines in first-class mail volume, higher costs for retiree healthcare and increasing transportation expenses, the Postal Service said in a statement. The Christmas holiday period, which is the service´s first fiscal quarter, is usually buoyed by families and friends mailing cards


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Reply 1 - Posted by: franq, 2/10/2018 6:28:15 PM     (No. 11539891)

Isn´t that about $6mill per day?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Thos Weatherby, 2/10/2018 6:36:27 PM     (No. 11539899)

We have 10 major zip codes XXX 1XXXX 2XXXX etc. Why not sell them off to the highest bidder.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Jerseytomato, 2/10/2018 6:39:41 PM     (No. 11539901)

Four hundred and fifty million dollar quarterly loss? In the real world - the Post Office should be out of business.

With such staggering losses - why on earth does Jeff Bezos, receive such huge discounts for Amazon shipping costs??

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Reply 4 - Posted by: rochow, 2/10/2018 6:40:57 PM     (No. 11539904)

It´s time for the president to have a successful businessman run the Postal Service. Before the government took it over Postal Service did not post losses.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: john56, 2/10/2018 6:41:17 PM     (No. 11539906)

At about $2 loss a package, that would figure out to 270 million Amazon packages. I send something by the postal service and it´s $10 or more.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: saguni, 2/10/2018 6:46:54 PM     (No. 11539912)

I´d really like to see the Postal Service budget books.
IIRC, they have to pay the GSA large amounts before any of the Postal Service "gross income" can be considered on a profit/loss report.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: lakerman1, 2/10/2018 7:03:59 PM     (No. 11539923)

The Postal Service is required by law to have pensions fully funded, as well as retiree health care funded on an actuarial basis rather than current cost basis, like the rest of the federal government.
And while I´m not sure it is true today, federal retirees can select the best agency retiree health plan. The postal service plan is the choice of many other federal employees, as it was for my late brother, who retired in the 1980s from DOD.
Finally, the Postal Reform Act of 1971 gave postal employees full collective bargaining rights, including pay (unlike other federal employees.) And if a contract cannot be negotiated, the use of interest arbitration is mandated by law.
The employees have never reached a collective bargaining agreement, ever, without arbitration, where the neutral third party writes the contract.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: spinpilot, 2/10/2018 7:06:46 PM     (No. 11539925)

All I know is my USPS sucks. I often get other peoples mail. I haven´t received several packages that were sent to me. Mail can take 2 weeks to get a letter from down town Houston to Friendswood, 20 miles away! Privatize the system.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Vaquero45, 2/10/2018 7:21:02 PM     (No. 11539935)

They sound like the commissars in the old Soviet Union, blaming the poor harvests on the weather - every year.

Back in 1976, Reagan was campaigning for the Republican nomination down in Georgia. He asked an old farmer "what do you think the government ought to do for you?" The farmer said "I want ´em to guard the coast, tote the mail, and stay the hell out of everything else!" I agreed with that statement, but now I don´t want them to carry the mail, either.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: rocco49, 2/10/2018 7:24:05 PM     (No. 11539937)

5 years ago we sent a Christmas box of gifts to her sister in Louisville.

It went to Cincinnati! It got lost there.

We never saw it again.

Been using UPS ever since...not one iota of a problem with them.....

I´m sure we could all write a book about the inequities and errors of the P.O.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: patchy groundfog, 2/10/2018 7:45:35 PM     (No. 11539949)

And millions want their visits to the doctor to mimic visits to the post office! The mind boggles.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: xcenturion, 2/10/2018 7:54:37 PM     (No. 11539955)

Teaching the postal workers to speak English would be a good start!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: stablemoney, 2/10/2018 8:12:22 PM     (No. 11539962)

Trump did not "berate" anyone, only mentioning that package delivery pricing by the P.O. is below cost. The P.O. just verified what PDT said, by disclosing their 1st quarter loss. Sorry, just annoyed by these authors feeling they must put a negative in front of Trump´s name on everything. Journalists, be fair, tell the truth, get some ethics, some manners on conducting yourselves in civilized society would be nice too.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Hpmatt, 2/10/2018 8:12:53 PM     (No. 11539963)

Post service in Dallas is pretty good - typically 1 day service. However that is what it was 40 years ago. Hardly ever use it though.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: SALady, 2/10/2018 8:29:14 PM     (No. 11539974)

The USPS keeps shooting themselves in the foot.

Go into any post office these days. You can see the absolute failure of affirmative action -- with so many employees with terrible grammar and horrible customer service skills doing a horrible job.

Years ago, we sent 150 - 200 Christmas cards every year. Then the USPS decided to buy into political correctness (at least where Christianity was involved). They started calling Christmas stamps "holiday stamps". Oh they had no trouble calling Kwanzaa, Chanukah, and (most disgustingly) Eid stamps by their actual names. But they never called Christmas stamps "Christmas stamps" any more. It didn´t matter that there were thousands of Christmas cards mailed for every single Kwanzaa, Chanukah, or Eid related piece of mail. They just couldn´t say the word "Christmas" any more. So we decided we weren´t supporting this any more, and just started hand delivering our Christmas cards.

It´s probably time for the USPS to die, and allow private enterprise to take over. No unions, and no PC!!!!!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: redgrains, 2/10/2018 8:40:16 PM     (No. 11539977)

Let Besos,and his Amazon money count for something--let him buy and operate the USPS and that will be one less US government drain on the economy.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Hawgguy, 2/10/2018 9:20:57 PM     (No. 11539999)

We are too far out in the sticks for any meaningful afirmative action. I actually get great service when I go in once a month or so.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Cactus, 2/10/2018 9:21:25 PM     (No. 11540000)

It’s starting to cost more to ship my gifts by USPS than it is to buy them. It’s much less costly to buy the same thing through Amazon and have them ship it. Why is that? Sounds like someone has a good thing going. And it’s sure not the USPS. Who set up this deal? Someone needs to follow the money.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: nonsense, 2/10/2018 9:32:56 PM     (No. 11540007)

Using the services at the post office is akin to using the services of the Department of Motor Vehicles, both a nightmare.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 2/10/2018 9:46:06 PM     (No. 11540012)

No private company would stay in business with such poor performance. They reduce a stamp a penny and jacked the cost of renting a post office box up to make up for it.

They don´t do anything to help themselves. At one time they made Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary stamps. A few years back I asked if they would print them again. I was told they never had those.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: bubber, 2/10/2018 11:48:06 PM     (No. 11540078)

I think we would have to amend the Constitution ... that will be problematic ...

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Reply 22 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 2/11/2018 12:40:58 AM     (No. 11540091)

Didn´t Ross Perot declare that he was going to fix the Postal Service, like - 35 years ago?

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Safari Man, 2/11/2018 2:06:25 AM     (No. 11540102)

USPS is almost worthless to me. For every 200 pieces of mail I get, maybe 1 is useful. All my billing/banking is entirely paperless.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: StormCnter, 2/11/2018 7:46:40 AM     (No. 11540174)

Please allow me to stand up for the US Postal Service. If you have traveled around the world, you quickly realize that our mail service is the best. I have never had a letter or package lost by the Post Office, but I have lost several packages with UPS over the years. I know it´s cool to bash the USPS, but they pretty much do good work. Obviously, it´s not cost efficient, however.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: thebeez, 2/11/2018 8:18:29 AM     (No. 11540189)

There is no retirement age. I know of a 93 year old mailman who refuses to retire. His work is done by others but he has nowhere else to go in the daytime so he won´t retire. I know of the local postal distribution facility that has a rubber room of incompetent employees who come to work every day but are incapable or unwilling to do the job. Many are veterans and untouchable. Most of the lower level management is either too stupid to do the job so they promoted them or is not qualified for the job but nobody wanted it. So much is wrong with the Post Office that I am surprised every day that I get some sort of mail.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: paperpuncher, 2/11/2018 8:27:37 AM     (No. 11540198)

One point that bothers me. If I send a card in the mail to my next door neighbor, the card has to travel to a sorting center over 100 miles away from here and then come back to be delivered to an address that is 100 feet away from my mailbox. Oh, and this process takes about three to four days.

In addition, I would not blame Amazon for this. They deal almost exclusively with UPS. The post office would be negotiating with UPS for that last mile not Amazon. Apparently, they should negotiate a better deal for themselves.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 2/11/2018 8:45:15 AM     (No. 11540210)

Retirements and bennies are the culprits. Same for UPS and FEDEX which have been around long enough to have people retire. When I lived in FL a neighbor was a USPS management retiree when he was in his 50´s. Big house. Garage full of expensive cars and expensive bikes. Vacation taking bike thru the Alps. A nice retirement. He is just one of probably millions and it will only get worse.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: strike3, 2/11/2018 9:09:04 AM     (No. 11540225)

The early retirement is akin to what many school teachers enjoy. I had a useless BIL who retired from the USPS at age 55 and he was able to be even more lazy for ten years earlier than the rest of the family. His pension was extremely generous. Get rid of the union and the rest will fall into place.

Remember when they tried to charge us for using e-mail on the Internet?

Many little one-horse towns have stand-alone post office buildings where the postmaster sits in the back and does nothing all day. Why not rent office space in a multi-use building? The waste is just incredible.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 2/11/2018 9:09:07 AM     (No. 11540226)

My mailman was a griper- Every time I would meet him at the box it "I hate the world because..." He died. The next one was a little bitty thing of a girl. but she didn´t last more than a few week. The next one looked like Pancho Villa, straw hat, shirt open, sandals, huge moustache. "Weirdos" I though. One early morning I had chores to do and first to the post office. I was there early enough to see the gaggle of postal delivery fol;ks going in- like 10 of them from the parking lot. OMG! What a parade of miscreants. They wore uniforms but in name only, some had the USPS pants on, some shorts, all manner of different stupid hats, one wearing his USPS pith helmet backward. It really made me think "How unprofessional". apparently, there are not dress code rules at the USPS and certainly no discipline. No wonder the mail is screwed up. And we do get sporadic quality of service here.

I asked my old mail man, the one who died, "What is wrong with the USPS?" He looked at me and laughed and said, "One word: Union!"

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Reply 30 - Posted by: rolfnader, 2/11/2018 9:34:06 AM     (No. 11540248)

Just think, #15- If you sent 200 Christmas cards this year, you could spend $100.

Who was the comedian that suggested we have Jehovah Witnesses deliver the mail?

Seriously, the UPS truck goes by my house at least twice a day.......Not a bad idea to turn it over to people who have to meet a real payroll, not the the kind we have in DC.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: CNTRYGRL, 2/11/2018 10:38:06 AM     (No. 11540318)

How does anyone fulfill a legal obligation to deliver to every US address everyday for the price of a stamp while simultaneously prepaying billions for future employee benefits, including those not hired yet?
Fed Ex and UPS deliver packages to just a portion of these addresses per day with shipping rates not determined by the govt.

The USPS is the only govt agency that takes in money by providing a service. No other govt agency has profits which Washington can siphon. The USPS losses began once the prepayments were required. Hiring non-career people to save money on salaries/benefits has affected the professionalism of the service.

Just another example of how corrupt politicians in DC poison everything that they touch.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: wtm, 2/11/2018 10:39:48 AM     (No. 11540320)

First thing to do is STOP Saturday delivery !

We don´t really need it, and it is just an extra cost on everyone.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: earlybird, 2/11/2018 11:28:25 AM     (No. 11540355)

Less revenue (as the price of postage has gotten higher, fewer are mailing - we used ecards for Christmas this year and often do the same for birthdays that don’t have enclosures). I email rather than write letters.

I wonder how the hookups with FedEx and UPS are working out? Quality of ervice has declined - we’ve had several online purchases fall off the tracking systems and disappear for days when the handoffs between them and their ultimate delivery service (USPS) were supposed to occur. The same has happened with items returned using the prepaid labels provided by some sellers - starting with USPS and then being handed off to Return Agents.

The arrogance of some of the postal clerks in the POs is stunning. They have turned the USPS into the enemy.

All that said, we have a splendid mail carrier, a gentleman who seems he’d be more at home in a drawing room than on a mail route. Would love to know his story.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: earlybird, 2/11/2018 11:32:12 AM     (No. 11540361)

About the USPS:

The United States Postal Service (USPS; also known as the Post Office, U.S. Mail, or Postal Service) is an independent agency of the United States federal government responsible for providing postal service in the United States, including its insular areas and associated states. It is one of the few government agencies explicitly authorized by the United States Constitution.

The U.S. Mail traces its roots to 1775 during the Second Continental Congress, when Benjamin Franklin was appointed the first postmaster general. The Post Office Department was created in 1792 from Franklin´s operation, elevated to a cabinet-level department in 1872, and transformed in 1971 into the U.S. Postal Service as an independent agency.


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Reply 35 - Posted by: AlpineLace, 2/11/2018 11:33:43 AM     (No. 11540364)

See lots of complaints about the post office, but I believe the article was about the sweet deal Amazon has with the post office.
I live in a rural are which means we have a contract rural mail carrier (that is a whole other story). The mail boxes you see along the highway are not big enough to hold packages, which means you get a notice to go to the closest post office (in my case about 9.5 miles). Or you have a PO Box that means you get to travel the same 9.5 miles (for a total of 19) every time you have a package.
NOW, to the point of all this. Around 2 years ago Amazon quit using UPS to deliver my packages ordered with Amazon Prime, not to say that they don´t use UPS, but UPS only carries so far and then under an arrangement with the USPS the packages get as far as a larger city and are transferred to USPS.
Saves Amazon a whole bunch of money. Costs the USPS a whole bunch of money. And I get to drive 19 miles to pick up packages that used to get delivered to my house.
Now I read articles that indicate Amazon is planning to start it´s own delivery service. Amazon is a wonderful idea, especially if you live out in the boonies, but at some point you start to wonder where are the anti-trust laws.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: earlybird, 2/11/2018 11:36:45 AM     (No. 11540365)

Those who travel abroad know that our postal service is the best in the world. Full stop.

That is not saying much. I wouldn’t trade it for any other country’s service, but that is speaking of the lesser of evils.

I am still trying to figure out how we used to get two mail deliveries each weekday along with a Saturday delivery. How did that work out?

It has to be employee entitlements. They’ve sunk many civil service type enterprises.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: earlybird, 2/11/2018 11:43:28 AM     (No. 11540369)

Just read #35. Both Fedex and UPS are now using something called Mail Innovation or something like that. They move packages between large cities, then hand them off to USPS for local delivery. We do not live in the boonies, and almost everything is coming this way now.

We have seen evidence of Amazon’s doing its own deliveries in our area. One was a man in a rental van, delivering Amazon packages.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: earlybird, 2/11/2018 11:50:03 AM     (No. 11540375)

Correction to #37. It seems Mail Innovations is a UPS scheme that partners with, among other things, the USPS.

Since its inception, UPS Mail Innovations has achieved "National Account" status as part of the United States Postal Service® Business Partner Segment. This designation is awarded only after meeting strict USPS® requirements, and is reviewed annually to maintain its rigorous standards. It is this ongoing partnership, along with our ability to deliver increased efficiency throughout the entire mailing process, which results in significant postage savings and expedited delivery times for our customers.


I’m not sure about that “expedited” part.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: O.G.´s Mom, 2/11/2018 1:18:54 PM     (No. 11540448)

Growing up in the 1950s and 60s in Brooklyn, NY we had mail delivery twice a day. And the mailmen actually delivered the mail on foot, and yes, in rain and snow and cold and wind and blizzards and everything else. And, the Post Office did not run a deficit.

So what happened? As someone above said, unions and political correctness. Hence a half billion dollar loss in one quarter.


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Reply 40 - Posted by: wilmo, 2/11/2018 2:18:58 PM     (No. 11540477)

We should force Amazon to take over the U.S. Postal Service and operate it privately. Bezos seems hell-bent on creating his own transportation company, taking away the huge volumes of business it now does with UPS and FEDEX. He seems to think these private companies charge too much for their delivery services, while he gets away with forcing the taxpayer-paid-for USPS to make deliveries at prices he decides he can afford but USPS cannot, at We The People´s expense. He cannot be allowed to have it his way or the highway. If anyone can figure out a way to run the USPS profitably, it´s probably him, since it´s long been proven that the government cannot.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Smart11344, 2/11/2018 2:26:48 PM     (No. 11540486)

Publicly owned, YES!, but not by Bezos. A totally independent company that does sell products. Bezos is an evil man that I don´t trust.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab, 2/11/2018 4:00:46 PM     (No. 11540540)

So that explains why my Post Office Box rent went up 30% in the bill I got from them last week.

I gotta subsidize Looter Bezos, even if I have been boycotting Amazon for over a year now.

Other than that; for decades, I´ve been 99.5% happy with the service I get from the post office .(but then I send and receive my mail in a little town where everyone knows everyone else, and the postal clerks are all nice and hard working)

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Reply 43 - Posted by: snakeoil, 2/11/2018 4:35:43 PM     (No. 11540560)

Where I live we have people who follow UPS trucks called Porch Pirates. When UPS drops a box off at a house they wait until he leaves. If no one opens the door to get the package they take it. I have lost $ 100 of dollars this way. I get my prescription drugs through the mail. Life is too short to stand in line at the drug stores to pick up your stuff. FeEx requires a signature. That´s great if you are home and can make it to the door on time. No system is perfect.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: ok state mom, 2/11/2018 4:45:17 PM     (No. 11540571)

I live in a town of less than 3k people. The ONLY thing the USPS has to do is deliver the Amazon box from the town´s post office to me. Amazon delivers the box to my small post office. I don´t see how they are losing $2/box as they are doing so little of the work.

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Speaker Paul Ryan is set to pass the largest spending bill in US history next to Barack Obama’s trillion dollar failed stimulus. President Trump spoke on Monday about the importance of the border wall with Mexico to enhance national security and battle the opioid crisis in America. But once again it is unlikely that funding for the border wall will be included in the spending bill. Democrats don’t want it. So it is unlikely Ryan will include it in the bill. Planned Parenthood and funding for sanctuary cities will be included in the bill. Politico reported: Congressional leaders and top

Pro-Trump Protesters Rally Outside Oakland
Café That Wouldn’t Serve Latino Cop
Breitbart California, by Adelle Nazarian    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/19/2018 10:20:07     Post Reply
A group of pro-Trump Californians protested outside the Haste Muerte café (which means “Until Death” in Spanish) in East Oakland for refusing to serve a uniformed police officer last month. “This is Trump country,” the protesters chanted, according to the East Bay Times. They also chanted, “Blue lives matter.” Supporters of the cafe reportedly showed up to the rally with signs and chanting, “Let’s go, Oakland!”Some of the pro-Trump protesters who came out in support of Oakland Police Department Sgt. Robert Trevino, who is Latino, carried American flags and wore flag-themed clothing. (Tweet/Video) On February 16, Sgt. Trevino was refused

Kamala Harris Is Dreaming Big
Vogue, by Abby Aguirre    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/19/2018 9:56:47     Post Reply
IT’S A COLD JANUARY NIGHT in D.C., and I’m at the Hart Senate Office Building, trailing U.S. Senator Kamala Harris into a conference room. Inside, a group of young Latino congressional staffers has gathered to meet the Democratic star from California. When she enters, flanked by aides, and dressed in a navy suit, matching ruffled blouse, black pearls, and stilettos that give her petite five-feet-four frame a few extra inches of height, the staffers immediately rise from their chairs. Harris has an air of celebrity that, under normal circumstances, a freshman senator wouldn’t have had time to acquire. But this

Dem leaders pull back from
hard-line immigration demand
The Hill, by Mike Lillis    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/19/2018 4:46:18     Post Reply
Democratic leaders are backing off of their demand that "Dreamer" protections be a part of the 2018 budget negotiations. While House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and other Democratic leaders had hinged their support for last month’s budget caps deal on a commitment from Republicans to consider legislation salvaging the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, they’ve signaled they won’t hold a similar line heading into next week’s expected vote on an omnibus spending bill. The apparent change in strategy has angered immigrant rights advocates in and out of Congress, who want the minority Democrats to use their rare

Hillary on Ivanka Being President: ‘We
Don’t Want Any More Inexperienced
Trumps in the White House’
Breitbart Video, by Pam Key    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/19/2018 3:43:53     Post Reply
Last week on Dutch public broadcasting’s KRO-NCRV, Hillary Clinton shot down the notion of Ivanka Trump becoming the first female president of the United States. Partial transcript as follows: HOST EVA JINEK: Apparently Ivanka Trump wants to be the first female President of the United States. HILLARY CLINTON: That’s not going to happen. JINEK: No? CLINTON: No. JINEK: How come? CLINTON: No, we don’t want any more inexperienced Trumps in the White House. JINEK: I would think normally I would like to believe what you are saying but I also learned after these elections that things that we don’t except

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Judge Nap: Firing of McCabe
´Could Very Well Be Interpreted
as Obstruction of Justice´

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Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/19/2018 2:56:55 PM     Post Reply
Fox News senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano explained Monday why he believes the firing of FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe could be viewed as "obstruction of justice." (Snip) Napolitano said he sees the firing as "reckless" and "vindictive" because McCabe is "more likely than not to be a witness" against Sessions´ boss, President Trump. "Firing him in that environment could very well be interpreted as an effort to diminish his effectiveness as a witness. What´s that called? Obstruction of justice," said Napolitano, adding he´s unsure if Special Counsel Robert Mueller will pursue such a case. Napolitano said on "America´s Newsroom"

Minneapolis School Officials Try To
Figure Out Why Black Students
Suspended More Than White Peers

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Daily Caller, by Rob Shimshock    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/19/2018 6:14:54 PM     Post Reply
Officials in a Minneapolis school district are trying to figure out why black students are suspended three times more often than their white peers, according to a Sunday report. Black students have a 338 percent higher chance than white students to be suspended at Justice Page Middle School in Minneapolis, Minn., according to The New York Times. Black students make up 41 percent of the Minneapolis school district’s student body, but 76 percent of its suspensions. The black students constantly tell the principal, “The teacher only sees me,” Justice Page Principal Erin Rathke said. She responds, “Yes, that’s probably true.”

Hillary on Ivanka Being President: ‘We
Don’t Want Any More Inexperienced
Trumps in the White House’

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Breitbart Video, by Pam Key    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/19/2018 3:43:53 PM     Post Reply
Last week on Dutch public broadcasting’s KRO-NCRV, Hillary Clinton shot down the notion of Ivanka Trump becoming the first female president of the United States. Partial transcript as follows: HOST EVA JINEK: Apparently Ivanka Trump wants to be the first female President of the United States. HILLARY CLINTON: That’s not going to happen. JINEK: No? CLINTON: No. JINEK: How come? CLINTON: No, we don’t want any more inexperienced Trumps in the White House. JINEK: I would think normally I would like to believe what you are saying but I also learned after these elections that things that we don’t except

´I meant no disrespect´: Hillary admits she ´upset
or offended´ some Americans with comments
she made about Trump supporters and
white women voting like their husbands

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Daily Mail [UK], by Nikki Schwab    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 3/18/2018 3:42:20 PM     Post Reply
Hillary Clinton provided an explanation for some recent comments she made that she understood ´upset or offended´ some Americans – statements that drew criticism from fellow Democrats and the Trump White House alike. ´I understand how some of what I said upset people and can be misinterpreted. I meant no disrespect to any individual or group,´ she said in a Facebook post. ´And I want to look to the future as much as anybody.´ Clinton, on a trip to India, had talked about how her voters came from economically advantaged places in comparison to Trump voters, and also noted how white women

Self-Driving Uber Car
Kills Arizona Pedestrian

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New York Times, by Daisuke Wakabayashi    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/19/2018 1:16:46 PM     Post Reply
SAN FRANCISCO — A woman in Tempe, Ariz., died after being hit by a self-driving car operated by Uber, in what appears to be the first known death of a pedestrian struck by an autonomous vehicle on public roads. The Uber vehicle was in autonomous mode with a human safety driver at the wheel when it struck the woman, who was crossing the street outside of a crosswalk, the Tempe police said in a statement. The episode occurred overnight, although the authorities did not specify whether it was late Sunday or early Monday. The woman was not publicly identified. An

Republican Lindsey Graham says firing
Robert Mueller would be ‘beginning of
the end’ of Donald Trump’s presidency

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Independent [UK], by Clark Mindock    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 3/18/2018 10:36:05 PM     Post Reply
A prominent Republican says that Donald Trump would doom his presidency if he fires special counsel Robert Mueller. Sen Lindsey Graham, during an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union”, said that Mr Mueller is following the evidence where it takes him as he investigates Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election. Getting rid of Mr Mueller, the senator said, would be a step too far. “If he tried to do that, that would be the beginning of the end of his presidency, because we´re a rule of law nation,” Mr Graham said. ”I think it´s very important he be allowed to do

The Coming Collusion Bloodbath
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Townhall, by Kevin McCullough    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 3/19/2018 4:38:27 AM     Post Reply
The firing of Andrew McCabe, the discovery of his “private notes,” the ill-tempered response by other Obama loyalists and a yet to be disclosed Inspector General’s report on an investigation that began before Donald Trump had come to office are all pieces of a story that dwarfs the still absent evidence of anything Trump and company did to cooperate with Russians in changing votes in Michigan and Wisconsin. So many Democrats and Republicans have asserted the lack of evidence in the Russian collusion issue its become comical if not annoying to endure as the uninformed continue to argue otherwise. But few have

U.S. Risks Return to Days of
Segregation, Says Lee in
DNC Fundraising Mailer

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PJ Media, by Bridget Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/19/2018 2:28:15 PM     Post Reply
A fundraising email from the Democratic National Committee today featured a member of the Congressional Black Caucus vowing that the country could not go back to the days of segregated schools and lunch counters. The subject line of the email is Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) saying, "I boycotted Trump´s inauguration. Here´s why." (Snip) "After riding racism and fear to the White House, Trump is now pushing policies that harm people of color, immigrants, and working people. For many of us, his presidency represents an attack on our very existence," she said. "But we cannot afford to give up hope. There

Former FBI Director Goes On Record:
“Comey, McCabe, & Brennan All Corrupt
& Everything Leads Back To Obama” (VIDEO)

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DCWhispers, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 3/20/2018 5:41:40 AM     Post Reply
James Kallstrom is no joke. With nearly thirty years in the FBI, several of them as the Assistant Director, Kallstrom knows how the agency functions far more than most. So when he says there was a plot to protect Hillary Clinton from prosecution and to illegally influence the 2016 Election people should pay attention. Kallstrom goes on to call the entirety of the FBI investigation against Donald Trump completely phony. Maria Bartiromo’s own take appears very much to compliment Mr. Kallstrom’s assertions. The Deep State shenanigans run very deep and in 2016 are linked to the Obama White House. Barack Obama

Black Caucus members call
for action on Austin bombings

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New York Post, by Chris Perez    Original Article
Posted By: mc squared- 3/20/2018 9:55:38 AM     Post Reply
Congressional Black Caucus members want the bombings in Austin, Texas, to be classified as “terrorist attacks” — and are calling on officials to determine whether they are “ideologically or racially motivated.” While the two young men injured in the most recent blast are both white, all of the other victims have been either black or Hispanic. “We cannot stand idly by while our communities are under attack,” reads a statement from the concerned Black Caucus members — which include Chairman Cedric Richmond, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) and Homeland Security Committee Ranking Democrat Bennie Thompson, of Mississippi

The rage of President Trump
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Washington Examiner [DC], by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 3/20/2018 5:07:53 AM     Post Reply
President Trump says he didn´t collude with Russia in 2016, promising something to a foreign country in exchange for his installation as president. That seems increasingly likely to prove true. Where they do not spring from simple malignancy, critics’ arguments that Trump used Russian intervention to win the election are mostly an excuse to avoid the plain truth that Hillary Clinton deservedly lost because she was an awful candidate. And the country is better for that result. We aren’t persuaded, either, that the Russians’ paltry $100,000 in Facebook spending had anything to do with Trump’s win, given that very little of it

´I don´t like the way it happened´ says
Sen. Marco Rubio of Andrew McCabe firing
- as former FBI deputy director gets axed
a day before he was set to retire

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Daily Mail [UK], by Nikki Schwab    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 3/18/2018 8:45:39 PM     Post Reply
Sen. Marco Rubio, a Florida Republican, said he was uncomfortable with how the FBI´s former deputy director, Andrew McCabe, was fired on Friday. ´I don´t like the way it happened,´ Rubio said Sunday on Meet the Press. ´He should´ve been allowed to finish through the weekend.´ Attorney General Jeff Sessions decided to fire McCabe a little over 24 hours before his 50th birthday, which was the day he planned to officially retire from government service and would be eligible for his pension. (Snip) Rubio suggested that if the report would have indicated ´wrongdoing or something that was actionable´ than actions could have

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