Electronics

Kelly Delivers Fervent Defense of Trump Call to Soldier’s Widow – New York Times

Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017

Late Thursday night, Mr. Trump assailed Ms. Wilson in a tweet, accusing her of listening “SECRETLY on a very personal call, and gave a total lie on content!” The Fake News is going crazy with wacky Congresswoman Wilson(D), who was SECRETLY on a very personal call, and gave a total lie on content! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) Oct. 20, 2017 Mr. Kelly struck a tone that was more even,…

‘Our democracy is at stake,’ Obama says on Virginia campaign trail – Politico

Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017

RICHMOND, Va. — “It is time.” Ralph Northam, the Democratic candidate for governor, finished his own speech, said those words, and the crowd of more than 7,000 erupted. Then U2’s “City of Blinding Lights” from all the way back in the 2008 campaign started playing, and Barack Obama made his return to the campaign trail here Thursday night. Story Continued Below Fresh from New Jersey after making an appearance for…

Senate approves budget in crucial step forward for Republican tax cuts – Washington Post

Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017

The Senate approved the Republican-backed budget Thursday night, a major step forward for the GOP effort to enact tax cuts. The budget’s passage will allow the GOP to use a procedural maneuver to pass tax legislation through the Senate with 50 or more votes, removing the need for support from Democratic senators. “Tonight, we completed the first step toward replacing our broken tax code … We have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity…

George W. Bush comes out of retirement to deliver a veiled rebuke of Trump – Washington Post

Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017

Former president George W. Bush on Thursday delivered a rare political speech in which he warned of threats to American democracy and a decay of civic engagement, a message that was interpreted as a rebuke of President Trump’s divisive leadership style. At a New York forum sponsored by his presidential center, Bush offered a blunt assessment of a political system corrupted by “conspiracy theories and outright fabrication” in which nationalism…

Winter weather forecast: Warm, dry for southern US; snowy and cold in the Northwest, Great Lakes – USA TODAY

Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center has issued its forecast for the 2017-18 winter season and, for the second year in a row, La Niña is poised to be a major factor in how the season shapes up. USA TODAY Will Annicchiarico is bundled up as he plays in the snow following a snowstorm Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Concord, N.H. A storm packing blizzard conditions spun…

John Kelly’s fiery defense of Trump’s shot at Obama and Gold Star phone call, annotated – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly stood up for his boss, President Trump, during a media briefing on Thursday, telling reporters that he is the one who told Trump that previous presidents typically did not call the families of fallen troops and hailing Trump as “brave” for being willing to do so. Obama administration alumni have hammered Trump for suggesting on Monday that his predecessor was insufficiently compassionate…

White nationalist Richard Spencer to noisy Florida protesters: You didn’t shut me down – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Students and other audience members heavily booed white nationalist Richard Spencer on Thursday as he gave a speech at the University of Florida, where the atmosphere was tense but mostly peaceful as police in riot gear kept watch. “We represent a new white America,” said one speaker who came onstage to introduce Spencer. “Black lives matter,” student protesters responded. “Black lives matter! Black lives matter!” Later, Spencer’s supporters, some of…

George W. Bush just laid a major smackdown on Trumpism – CNN

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

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Climate change at work? Weather Service calls for third straight mild winter. – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

National Weather Service’s 2017-2018 winter temperature outlook. Orange and blue areas illustrate where warmer- and cooler- than normal conditions are favored. The numbers indicate the percent likelihood of being cooler or warmer than normal. Because there are three categories, cooler-than-normal, equal chances, and warmer-than-normal, and each has a 33 percent chance of occurring as a baseline, when percentages are above that, it indicates a lean in the cooler or warmer…

Richard Spencer, police and protesters descend on Univ. of Florida – CNN

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

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George W. Bush demonstrates the problem with trying to criticize Trump while winning over his voters – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Former president George W. Bush gave a speech in New York on Thursday during which he took clear aim at the shifts in political thought that brought Donald Trump to the White House. “We’ve seen our discourse degraded by casual cruelty,” Bush said. “At times it can seem that the forces pulling us apart are stronger than the forces binding us together. Argument turns too easily into animosity. Disagreement escalates…

Spain Sets Stage to Take Control of Catalonia in Independence Fight – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

“A bad situation has become even worse today,” said Argelia Queralt, a professor of constitutional law at the University of Barcelona. “Neither side seems really willing to yield an inch, which means there is only a very limited chance of any positive outcome to this conflict.” The Catalan government has said that 90 percent of those who voted in the referendum supported independence. But Mr. Rajoy’s government and the courts…

Donald Trump just suggested the FBI, Democrats and Russia might all be co-conspirators – CNN

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

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Trump Offered the Father of a Fallen Soldier $25000, Then Reneged: Report – The Root

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Pool/Getty Images When a U.S. Army sergeant was killed recently, Donald Trump reportedly made a personal phone call to his grieving father, offered him $25,000 and told him that his staff would start an online fundraiser for the family. The father is now saying that neither the money nor the fundraiser ever came through. Army Sgt. Dillon Baldridge, 22, and two of his fellow soldiers were killed by an Afghan…

Trump offered a grieving military father $25000 in a phone call – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

President Trump, in a personal phone call to a grieving military father, offered him $25,000 and said he would direct his staff to establish an online fundraiser for the family, but neither happened, the father said. Chris Baldridge, the father of Army Sgt. Dillon Baldridge, said that Trump called him at his home in Zebulon, N.C., a few weeks after his 22-year-old son and two fellow soldiers were fatally shot by an…

Spain threatens to take over Catalonia’s government as constitutional crisis looms – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

BARCELONA — Spain’s central government announced Thursday it would quickly move to take control of the autonomous Catalonia and restore “constitutional order” after the region’s president refused to back away from a push for independence. Facing a deadline imposed by Spain’s central government to answer the question whether Catalonia was declaring independence or not, the regional president replied Thursday that Madrid should stop threatening to seize control of the autonomous…

University president: Richard Spencer hoping for violence to build movement – USA TODAY

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE White nationalist Richard Spencer is scheduled to speak Thursday in Florida, his first speech since the protests in Charlottesville, Virginia. Video provided by Newsy Newslook White nationalist Richard Spencer speaks to select media in his office Aug. 14, 2017 in Alexandria, Va. Spencer is speaking at the University of Florida in Gainesville on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017.(Photo: Tasos Katopodis, Getty Images) GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The president…

5 things for October 19: Maryland shooting, Niger, health care, Richard Spencer, bugs – CNN

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

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FBI in St. Louis arrests four alleged sex traffickers, rescues teenage girl – STLtoday.com

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

ST. LOUIS • FBI officials here announced Wednesday that they rescued a teenage girl and arrested four alleged sex traffickers as part of a four-day nationwide effort to combat underage human trafficking. The FBI-led multi-agency law enforcement effort Operation Cross Country ended Oct. 15 with the agency and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children announcing the rescue of more than 84 underage victims and the…