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Saturday, January 19, 2019

Conservative firebrand Ann Coulter blasted President Trump's immigration proposal to end a partial government shutdown, suggesting the plan amounted to granting amnesty to undocumented immigrants.

BuzzFeed News has doubled down on their bombshell report on Donald Trump purportedly directing Michael Cohen to lie to Congress, as the outlet released a statement today standing by their story in response to the special counsel calling it "not accurate." "As we've re-confirmed our reporting, we've seen no indication that any specific aspect of our story is inaccurate," BuzzFeed News spokesperson Matt Mittenthal said. "We remain confident in what we've reported, and will share more as we are able."

Multiple videos have surfaced since Friday showing a group of teenage boys crowded around attendants of the Indigenous Peoples March. In the footage of the encounter, many of the boys are wearing Make America Great Again hats, and can be seen laughing at and imitating a Native drummer. One boy even stands directly in front of the drummer, as close as he can get, staring the man down for several minutes. read more

On Wednesday, a suicide bombing attack in Syria killed four American troops – the same number that died in a 2012 attack on a US consular compound in Benghazi, Libya. And unlike Benghazi, which 197 investigations – both serious ones and those conducted by Congressional Republicans – concluded was not the result of any decision made at the highest levels of government, some officials are tying this attack to Trump's seemingly spontaneous decision to withdraw US troops from Syria without consulting anyone other than his doughy "gut." This was the second time on Trump's watch that four American troops – that same number – were killed in a poorly planned military operation in some far-flung country. In the fall of 2017, four Special Forces Operators were also among those killed in a deadly ambush in Niger. Most Americans didn't even know we had troops in Niger at the time.

Friday, January 18, 2019

A Washington Post article on the resignation of deputy Housing and Urban Development Secretary Pam Patenaude, a housing policy professional who's been de facto running the department under the vague auspices of Ben Carson, also contains the stunning information that President Trump attempted to illegally cut off federal disaster assistance to the island of Puerto Rico.


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