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The Memo: Omarosa's exit is headache for White House – The Hill

December 15, 2017 1:36:00 am | 0 Comments

Team Trump is bracing for negative revelations from Omarosa Manigault Newman after she resigned from the White House in disputed circumstances on Wednesday. “She is a total press hog, so we will certainly see her say horrible things about the team she was a member of until yesterday,” said one former Trump staffer on Thursday. The source…

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After Months Of Withering Criticism, Trump Prepares To Visit FBI – NPR

December 15, 2017 1:00:53 am | 0 Comments

Enlarge this image President Trump is visiting the FBI on Friday for a graduation ceremony. Yuri Gripas/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Yuri Gripas/AFP/Getty Images President Trump is traveling to Quantico, Va., on Friday to speak with an unlikely audience: the latest graduating class at the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It’s not unusual for a…

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US Army Green Berets Accused From Within Of Lowering Standards – NPR

December 15, 2017 1:00:37 am | 0 Comments

Enlarge this image Captain Dan (Special Forces withholds last names) of the U.S. Army’s Green Berets walks on a foot patrol in the village of Ezabad, Maiwand District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption toggle caption David Gilkey/NPR The Army’s Green Berets have gained a reputation over the decades for their toughness and fighting…

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Dem senator bashes Trump judicial nominee over hearing testimony: 'Hoo-boy' – The Hill

December 14, 2017 9:12:45 pm | 0 Comments

A Democratic senator mocked one of President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for ‘serious case of amnesia’ after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don’t want to represent Trump at Olympics Poll: 4 in 10 Republicans think senior Trump advisers had improper dealings with Russia MORE‘s judicial nominees on Thursday, posting video of…

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Spicer: 'I don't know' why Omarosa was hired to White House – The Hill (blog)

December 14, 2017 7:11:04 pm | 0 Comments

Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer said in an interview Thursday he was unsure why Trump ally Omarosa Manigault Newman was hired to the White House. “I don’t know,” Spicer responded when asked by Fox News’ Laura Ingraham why Manigault Newman, a former reality TV star, was hired. “[Did] she have any qualifications to work in…

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Thomas Fire, Now 4th Largest Blaze in State's History, Claims Life of Firefighter in Fillmore Area – KTLA

December 14, 2017 5:13:10 pm | 0 Comments

Please enable Javascript to watch this video A Cal Fire engineer from the agency’s San Diego division has died in the Thomas Fire, which has burned 249,500 acres — about 390 square miles —  in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties on Thursday, officials said. The blaze, which was 35 percent contained as of Thursday evening, has…

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Charge upgraded against suspect in Charlottesville rally killing – CNN

December 14, 2017 4:02:43 pm | 0 Comments

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Republican Tax Bill Faces New Uncertainty Ahead of Expected Vote – New York Times

December 14, 2017 3:47:17 pm | 0 Comments

By ALAN RAPPEPORT and THOMAS KAPLAN December 14, 2017 WASHINGTON — House and Senate Republicans faced a new round of uncertainty on Thursday about the fate of their $1.5 trillion tax bill with the possible defection of a Republican senator, Marco Rubio of Florida, amid continuing questions about how the bill will be paid for and how much of…

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Mass Shootings: Five Years After Sandy Hook – CBS News

December 14, 2017 3:31:00 pm | 0 Comments

The December 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School that left 20 students and six educators dead, along with the gunman and his mother, left a lasting mark on the way America thinks about school safety. It helped usher in an era of “active shooter drills” and difficult conversations about safety for even the youngest kids.…

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Omarosa was only African-American earning the top White House salary – CNN

December 14, 2017 3:24:13 pm | 0 Comments

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