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Cory Booker, Senator From New Jersey, Announces 2020 Bid for President – The New York Times

Friday, February 01, 2019

As mayor, Mr. Booker crafted celebrity status through his early adoption of Twitter. He drew attention and money to the struggling city, including a $100 million check from Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, to be injected into Newark’s schools. The gift was announced with much fanfare on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” but brought mixed results to the troubled school system. Mr. Booker’s connections to financial titans, on Wall Street…

Trump signals wall or nothing approach to shutdown negotiations – CNN

Friday, February 01, 2019

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Donald Trump Jr. calls out Schiff after reports say that blocked phone calls weren’t to father – Fox News

Friday, February 01, 2019

Video Report: Donald Trump Jr. didn’t call father about Trump Tower meeting with Russians Donald Trump Jr. late Thursday laid into House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., after reports appeared to vindicate the younger Trump of Democratic suspicions that he made phone calls to President Trump around the time of the Trump Tower meeting with Russians in June 2016. Senate investigators obtained phone records which appeared to show…

Pelosi suggests Normandy fence for the border, but not a wall – Washington Examiner

Friday, February 01, 2019

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday she could support a border security deal that adds new Normandy fencing along about 30 miles of open border. But she won’t bring a bill to the floor that includes Trump’s vision for a wall or steel-slat barrier, she said. “There is not going to be any wall money in the legislation,” Pelosi told reporters Thursday. Pelosi controls the House floor, and her approval…

Trump touts report Don Jr. did not call him about Trump Tower meeting – POLITICO

Friday, February 01, 2019

Both President Donald Trump and his son Donald Trump Jr. praised a CNN report that seemed to put to rest a possible line of inquiry in the ongoing investigations into Russian interfence in the 2016 election. | Mark Wilson/Getty Images White House By BRENT D. GRIFFITHS 01/31/2019 11:32 PM EST President Donald Trump welcomed a report Thursday that said his son, Donald Trump Jr., did not talk with him on…

Alleged Chinese birth tourism targeted in federal crackdown, 20 charged – NBCNews.com

Friday, February 01, 2019

SANTA ANA, Calif. — Dongyuan Li’s business was called “You Win USA,” and authorities say she coached pregnant Chinese women on how to get into the United States to deliver babies who would automatically enjoy all the benefits of American citizenship. Over two years, the now-41-year-old raked in millions through her business, where mothers-to-be paid between $40,000 and $80,000 each to come to California, stay in an upscale apartment and…

Trump: Harris had ‘best opening’ of 2020 Dems | TheHill – The Hill

Friday, February 01, 2019

President TrumpDonald John TrumpSchumer: Past time for Intel leaders to ‘stage an intervention’ with Trump Venezuelan opposition leader pens op-ed in NY Times urging unity Trump says he has not spoken to Whitaker about end of Mueller probe MORE suggested Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisOcasio-Cortez, Markey to unveil ‘Green New Deal’ legislation ‘Medicare for all’ opens up Dem divide Congressional Black Caucus faces tough decision on Harris, Booker MORE (D-Calif.)…

Polar vortex: soap bubble freezes and breaks in Arctic Chicago cold – video – The Guardian

Friday, February 01, 2019

One social media user filmed a video of a soap bubble freezing solid and then breaking in the dangerously cold weather that continued to shatter records across the midwest on Thursday, due to the polar vortex.  Chicago broke all-time low temperatures on Thursday morning, earning it the nickname Chiberia. There, the mercury dropped to -29C (-21F). Polar vortex: midwest to creep out of icy grip after record lows

Virginia’s governor just endorsed late-late-term abortion, and journalists are not on it – Washington Examiner

Thursday, January 31, 2019

In a sane world, a U.S. governor enthusiastically endorsing late-term abortion up to the moment of birth would be a major news event. But we don’t live in a sane world, so you’ll have to look past the national news media to learn that Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam on Wednesday endorsed Democratic Del. Kathy Tran’s ultra-permissive abortion bill, which allows for children to be terminated even when the mother is…

Virginia’s governor just endorsed late-late-term abortion, and journalists are not on it – Washington Examiner

Thursday, January 31, 2019

In a sane world, a U.S. governor enthusiastically endorsing late-term abortion up to the moment of birth would be a major news event. But we don’t live in a sane world, so you’ll have to look past the national news media to learn that Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam on Wednesday endorsed Democratic Del. Kathy Tran’s ultra-permissive abortion bill, which allows for children to be terminated even when the mother is…

Virginia’s governor just endorsed late-late-term abortion, and journalists are not on it – Washington Examiner

Thursday, January 31, 2019

In a sane world, a U.S. governor enthusiastically endorsing late-term abortion up to the moment of birth would be a major news event. But we don’t live in a sane world, so you’ll have to look past the national news media to learn that Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam on Wednesday endorsed Democratic Del. Kathy Tran’s ultra-permissive abortion bill, which allows for children to be terminated even when the mother is…

Trump, in Interview, Calls Wall Talks ‘Waste of Time’ and Dismisses Investigations – The New York Times

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Given that, however, he did not explain why he has taken such an assertive stance in trying to force out President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela, even leaving open a military option, while not criticized other autocratic countries like Saudi Arabia. “I’m just saying this: Terrible things are going on. Terrible things are going on in Venezuela,” he said. “Now in Saudi Arabia, a lot of improvement has been made in…

McConnell issues warning over Syria, Afghanistan troop withdrawals – Washington Examiner

Thursday, January 31, 2019

ISIS DOWN, NOT OUT: While Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan declared ISIS is just weeks away from losing the last bit of territory it controls in Syria, the nation’s top intelligence official told the Senate, “ISIS is intent on resurging and still commands thousands of fighters in Iraq and Syria.” Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats testified yesterday at a Select Senate Committee hearing on worldwide threats, “While ISIS is…

The chances of Donald Trump declaring a national emergency at the border just went way up – CNN

Thursday, January 31, 2019

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Virginia’s governor just endorsed late-late-term abortion, and journalists are not on it – Washington Examiner

Thursday, January 31, 2019

In a sane world, a U.S. governor enthusiastically endorsing late-term abortion up to the moment of birth would be a major news event. But we don’t live in a sane world, so you’ll have to look past the national news media to learn that Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam on Wednesday endorsed Democratic Del. Kathy Tran’s ultra-permissive abortion bill, which allows for children to be terminated even when the mother is…

Fentanyl seized by Border Patrol in record bust could have killed 57M, officials say – Fox News

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Video Border Patrol makes huge fentanyl bust A Mexican national was arrested by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents on Saturday with enough fentanyl to kill 57 million Americans, according to an internal memo first reported on Wednesday on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” The fentanyl seizure was a record amount, officials said in a news release. CALIFORNIA NURSE CHARGED WITH SELLING THOUSANDS OF OPIOID PILLS ON DARK WEB The suspect, who wasn’t named,…

McConnell criticizes House proposal to make Election Day a federal holiday – CNN

Thursday, January 31, 2019

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Polar Vortex Updates: Bitter Cold Weather Spreads East – The New York Times

Thursday, January 31, 2019

CHICAGO — A bitter, biting cold landed on the Midwest, and then it stayed. As the middle of the nation awoke on Thursday, the deep freeze seemed to have settled in for a long, unwanted visit, disrupting life across an entire region for much of a week, contributing to deaths and injuries, and leaving residents impatient to emerge from their homes and get back to normal. The grim temperatures and…

Deadly polar vortex delivers third day of sub-zero cold – CBS This Morning

Thursday, January 31, 2019

The polar vortex is spreading dangerous cold air across the U.S. At least nine deaths are now connected to the weather that’s causing major disruptions across the Midwest and Northeast. Nearly 90 million people are in the path of this massive system. DeMarco Morgan reports from Minneapolis. Watch “CBS This Morning” HERE: http://bit.ly/1T88yARDownload the CBS News app on iOS HERE: https://apple.co/1tRNnUyDownload the CBS News app on Android HERE: https://bit.ly/1IcphuX Like…