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Thursday, March 21, 2019

One time, after a bad drive, Trump slammed his driver back in his bag, as guys will do, and wasn't really watching what he was doing, and the driver ricocheted back and hit Trump in the head. 'A.J.?'Trump asked, pissed. 'Did you just hit me in the head with my own driver?' 'Sir, Mr. Trump, why would I do that?' A.J. said. 'You're my president!'

During a January school shooting drill in Monticello, Indiana, teachers were shot "execution style" with compressed-air-powered pellet guns, resulting in welts and broken skin, a representative of the state's largest teachers union said Wednesday. In the teachers union's words, Zeheralis told lawmakers that "During active shooter drill, four teachers at a time were taken into a room, told to crouch down and were shot execution style with some sort of projectiles – resulting in injuries to the extent that welts appeared, and blood was drawn." The Indianapolis Star confirmed the claim with two unnamed teachers, one of whom said that members of the local sheriff's office running the drill told them: "This is what happens if you just cower and do nothing [during an active shooter scenario]." The Star's sources said teachers weren't made aware ahead of time that they could be shot.

In an indignant rant, former Sen. Bob Kerrey (D-NE) railed against President Donald Trump for calling soldiers "suckers" for going to Vietnam when Trump managed to avoid it. This is the guy that showed up and said, 'I don't want to go to Vietnam, like [McCain] did,'" Kerrey explained. "He said, 'I wasn't eligible to go to Vietnam because I had bone spurs.' You don't grow out of bone spurs. I call on the president, get your feet x-rayed. Let's see those x-rays. I want to see. While John McCain was flying combat operations in Vietnam, you were, I think, falsifying that you had bone spurs in order not to go to Vietnam. Now, I know lots of people who avoided the draft, but this isn't what he's saying. He said I physically couldn't go. Well, Mr. President, get your feet x-rayed and let's see those bone spurs. I don't think he has them."

Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan is under investigation by the Pentagon's internal watchdog for allegedly boosting his former company, Boeing, while on the job. In a Wednesday statement, the Department of Defense inspector general said it "decided to investigate complaints we recently received," which might show that Shanahan acted "in violation of ethics rules." read more

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos is refusing to testify in Wisconsin's gerrymandering case, opening a new front in a long-running legal battle over how election maps are drawn. The Rochester Republican and his attorneys refused to accept a subpoena, turn over documents and agree to have him sit for a deposition because they maintain he is immune from civil legal actions. Democrats suing over the maps filed court documents late Tuesday asking a panel of federal judges to force Vos to testify. "Assembly members, including Speaker Vos, have waived any claim to legislative immunity in this case by intervening as a defendant and actively participating in the litigation, including filing motions and discovery requests," attorney Ruth Greenwood wrote in her filing.


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