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Moving on, President signs Congress’ bill, declares a national emergency

WASHINGTON – Standing in the Rose Garden, President Trump declares a state of emergency on the southern border, directing  $8 billion to build or repair 234 miles of southern border barriers. The move has already received criticism by Democrats and some Republicans. Trump’s announcement coincides with the signing of another bill that averts a government shutdown. The ...

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Congressman John Dingell: A final journey to Washington, D.C.

DETROIT: John Dingell spent his 59-year service as a member of Congress from the presidency of Dwight Eisenhower to Barack Obama. While his home was in Michigan, his passion for service found life in D.C. Dingle passed away Thursday at 92. Despite the winter storm, former Vice President Joe Biden paid his respects to Rep. John ...

Director Matt Reeves talks about Ben Affleck and the new Batman franchise

WASHINGTON: While DC has struggled at delivering worthwhile films, DC Movies continue to move forward.  The current direction of DC films appears to be positive. “Aquaman” has become a major hit, “Shazam!” looks like a great comedy superhero film and “Wonder Woman 1984” looks like it will build on the success of the first film. ...

Predictions for the 2019 political landscape are not all pretty

WASHINGTON: This past year was a roller-coaster ride in the world of politics. While it’s impossible to know exactly how the new year will go, the hot issues and trouble spots have already begun emerging. These are some of my predictions of what will dominate 2019. Terrorist attacks will become harder to stop The University ...

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Government shutdown drawing closer as border wall talks falter

WASHINGTON. The federal government is closing in on its third shutdown in two years. Budget talks between the White House and leaders in Congress fail to reach an agreement over funding for the border wall. The midnight deadline is getting closer, and House Republicans have said that no further voters are expected tonight. Congress’ announcement means ...

Christmas comes early for President Trump, Senate passes First Step Act

WASHINGTON:. The Senate delivered President Trump an early Christmas gift by passing one of the biggest overhauls to the criminal justice system. The Senate reached the needed votes to pass the First Step Act on Tuesday by 87-12. A bi-partisan affair This new legislation brought together unlikely allies including the ACLU, the Koch brothers, and the White House.  ...

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Andrew Gillum concedes Florida governor race to Ron DeSantis

TALLAHASSEE:  Democratic candidate for Governor of Florida, Andrew Gillum conceded to Republican Ron DeSantis. DeSantis is now governor-elect of Florida. Gillum’s decision comes after an automatic recount ended on Thursday.  That recount showed Gillum gaining only one net vote in the process, putting him 33,683 votes behind DeSantis. Andrew Gillum initially conceded on Election Night, rescinding his ...

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Senator Jeff Flake suggesting a potential President 2020 bid

WASHINGTON D.C.: Retiring Arizona Senator Jeff Flake says that a Republican needs to challenge President Donald Trump in 2020. Flake has not ruled himself out saying: “I’ve not ruled it out. I’ve not ruled it in. But, somebody needs to run on the Republican side.” Flake has also offered up Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Nebraska ...

Jeff Sessions resigns as Attorney General, Matthew Whitaker is replacement

WASHINGTON D.C.: Attorney General Jeff Sessions has resigned from his position at the Department of Justice, ending a tenure bruised and battered by humiliations.  President Trump announced the resignation on Twitter thanking him for his service. The President also announcing that chief of staff, Matthew Whitaker will take over as acting Attorney General. https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1060256623439110146 Trump has ...

JetBlue hijack warning at JFK Airport was false alarm

NEW YORK:   A hijack message sent by a JetBlue pilot at the JFK Airport created a massive panic and forced SWAT to come to the scene. Flight 1623 was scheduled to depart for Los Angeles, as the pilot was having problems with the radio transmission.  This resulted in security launching a security drill which resulted ...