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Supreme Court rejects Trump asylum ban on illegal migrants – BBC News

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Image copyright Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Image caption (Seated from left) Associate Justices Stephen Breyer, Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice John Roberts, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Samuel Alito; (standing from left) Associate Justices Neil Gorsuch, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan and Brett Kavanaugh The US Supreme Court has ruled against the Trump administration’s policy to deny asylum to any migrants crossing the US-Mexico border illegally. The top court rejected the policy 5-4, with…

Government headed for partial shutdown at midnight, as lawmakers leave Capitol without deal – Fox News

Friday, December 21, 2018

Video House and Senate adjourn without reaching deal, partial government shutdown imminent A partial shutdown of the federal government appears inevitable, as lawmakers left the Capitol Friday without a deal to fund the government by midnight’s deadline. The House adjourned Friday without a deal on spending. The Senate adjourned shortly thereafter and is not scheduled to return until noon Saturday. One early reaction came from Rep. Debie Dingell, D-Mich., who…

Government set to shut down for the third time in a year as Congress adjourns for the night – CNN

Friday, December 21, 2018

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Trump sees dangerous cracks in Hill GOP support – POLITICO

Friday, December 21, 2018

Cracks are showing between President Donald Trump’s base and GOP officials, who are rattled by his Syria exit and the ensuing resignation of his Defense Secretary, James Mattis. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images White House A series of recent events is alienating congressional allies Trump would need in an impeachment fight. By ELIANA JOHNSON and BURGESS EVERETT 12/21/2018 07:14 PM EST Updated 12/21/2018 10:50 PM EST 2018-12-21T10:50-0500 President Donald Trump faces…

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 85, undergoes lung procedure to remove cancerous growth – CNBC

Friday, December 21, 2018

<!– –> × MENU SEARCH QUOTES Politics Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 85, underwent surgery Friday to remove two malignant nodules from her left lung, the Supreme Court said. It said she was “resting comfortably” after the surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, and there was no evidence of any remaining disease. “Currently, no further treatment…

Dancing FBI agent who accidentally shot someone will not face jail time – CNN

Friday, December 21, 2018

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Senators scramble back to DC to deal with standoff – CNN

Friday, December 21, 2018

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What Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s lung surgery means – CBS News

Friday, December 21, 2018

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is said to be “resting comfortably” after surgery at a New York City hospital to remove two cancerous nodules from her lung. It was not her first time dealing cancer, and the news prompted many questions about the 85-year-old justice’s well-being. In a statement, a spokesperson for the U.S. Supreme Court said the two nodules in Ginsburg’s lower left lung were discovered while she…

Fiance of missing Colorado mom Kelsey Berreth arrested – WABC-TV

Friday, December 21, 2018

The fiance of a Colorado woman who has been missing since Thanksgiving Day was arrested Friday on allegations of killing the mother of his child, and police said she likely died at her house in a mountain town. But authorities declined to say whether they had found the body of Kelsey Berreth, 29, what led to the arrest of Patrick Michael Frazee and what motive there might be for Berreth’s…

Shutdown? Chef José Andrés will feed govt. employees ‘until they get paid again!’ – NBCNews.com

Friday, December 21, 2018

Amid threats of a government shutdown, acclaimed chef José Andrés took to Twitter to offer food to federal government employees who would be affected if the government closes down. The Spanish-born chef wrote: “I will offer again free sandwiches to the poor men and women of the federal government, republicans and democrats, at every restaurant of mine in DC for lunch until they get paid again!” If the government shutdown…

Here are 3 good replacements for Defense Secretary Jim Mattis – Washington Examiner

Friday, December 21, 2018

The challenge of replacing Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis is twofold: His replacement needs to retain President Trump’s trust, but the person must also be willing to offer honest advice. Relatively few individuals could fill that role. But here are three that spring to mind. 1) Jon Huntsman A former governor of Utah, former ambassador to China, former ambassador to Singapore, and former U.S. trade representative, Huntsman currently serves as…

How the Trump-Mattis alliance crumbled – CNN

Friday, December 21, 2018

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McConnell rejects using nuclear option on wall | TheHill – The Hill

Friday, December 21, 2018

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellSenate Dem calls on Mattis to testify following resignation McConnell ‘distressed’ over reasons for Mattis resignation Schumer: House-passed border wall bill dead in the Senate MORE’s (R-Ky.) spokesman says the Senate does not have enough votes to change its rules and pass border wall funding with a simple majority.  “The Leader has said for years that the votes are not there in the…

Pope Francis Tells Abusive Priests And Bishops To Turn Themselves In – NPR

Friday, December 21, 2018

Pope Francis told a gathering of cardinals Friday that clergy who break their vows by sexually abusing children are similar to Judas Iscariot, the disciple who betrayed Jesus Christ. Vatican Pool/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Vatican Pool/Getty Images Pope Francis told a gathering of cardinals Friday that clergy who break their vows by sexually abusing children are similar to Judas Iscariot, the disciple who betrayed Jesus Christ. Vatican Pool/Getty…

Kelsey Berreth disappearance: Fiance of Colorado mother missing since Thanksgiving arrested – Fox News

Friday, December 21, 2018

Video Missing Colorado mom Kelsey Berreth’s fiancé reportedly arrested after investigators remove evidence from her home News outlets report that Patrick Frazee, Kelsey Berreth’s fiance and father of their 1-year-old daughter, has been arrested in connection to her Thanksgiving Day disappearance. The fiancé of 29-year-old Colorado mother Kelsey Berreth has been charged with first-degree murder, a month after she disappeared. Teller County sheriff’s Cmdr. Greg Couch confirmed Patrick Frazee was arrested Friday…

‘Fox & Friends’ host blasts Trump for pulling troops out of Syria: ‘He said, ‘President Obama is the founder of ISIS.’ He just refounded ISIS.’ – INSIDER

Friday, December 21, 2018

“Fox & Friends” host Brian Kilmeade on Friday ripped into President Donald Trump over his abrupt withdrawal of US troops from Syria. “He also is doing exactly what he criticized President Obama for doing,” Kilmeade said. “He said, ‘President Obama is the founder of ISIS.’ He just refounded ISIS.” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told Kilmeade his comments were “outrageous.” “Fox & Friends” host Brian Kilmeade on Friday…

It’s beginning to look a lot like a government shutdown – Washington Examiner

Friday, December 21, 2018

Looking at where things stand ahead of a midnight Friday deadline, all signs are pointing to a partial government shutdown. Typically, when trying to assess outcomes of Congressional standoffs, it’s best to look past some of the details and consider the bottom line political motivations and incentives for the key players. Right now, we’re in a situation in which the Republican-controlled Senate passed a bill to temporarily keep government open…

Afghans, diplomats surprised by report of Trump plan to pull out troops – Reuters

Friday, December 21, 2018

KABUL (Reuters) – Afghan officials and America’s Western partners reacted with unease on Friday to reports that the United States planned to withdraw more than 5,000 of its 14,000 troops from Afghanistan, after tentative steps toward peace talks. Although there has been increasing acceptance in Kabul that U.S. President Donald Trump was impatient for progress in ending the 17-year war, comment from a U.S. official that he was planning to…

Trump’s frontrunners for Pentagon job likely to share Mattis’ views on Syria, Afghanistan – Fox News

Friday, December 21, 2018

Video Secretary of Defense Mattis to retire amid disagreements wit Gen. Mattis will step down in February; Jennifer Griffin reports. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said President Trump deserves a Pentagon leader “whose views are better aligned” with the commander-in-chief’s, but a search for such a person will be a lot harder after Trump’s decisions on Syria and Afghanistan. Mattis’ resignation Thursday, which will take effect in February, came shortly after Trump…

Border wall GoFundMe may need to issue refunds after millions raised – New York Post

Friday, December 21, 2018

A grassroots online campaign to fund President Trump’s proposed border wall roared past $8.7 million on Thursday, but questions remained about whether the feds would be able to accept the gift. As of Thursday evening, 143,821 people had donated $8,742,182 toward Air Force veteran Brian Kolfage’s GoFundMe campaign, titled We the People Will Fund the Wall, just a little over three days after its launch. The pledge drive aims to…