Candace Owens, communications director for the conservative student group Turning Point USA (TPUSA), was broadly criticised on Friday after comments she made about Adolf Hitler at an event in December were made public. Owens was explaining why she didn’t have any issues with the word “nationalism,” contending people incorrectly associate it with Adolf Hitler. TPUSA is led by Charlie Kirk, a close friend of Donald Trump Jr., who is routinely retweeted by President Donald Trump. Candace Owens, a top figure in a conservative advocacy group with close ties to President Donald Trump, on Friday was at the center of a social media firestorm over recent comments she made on nationalism and Adolf Hitler. Owens, the communications director for Turning Point USA (TPUSA), was answering questions about nationalism at an event in London back in December. At the time, Owens said she didn’t have “any problems at all with the word ‘nationalism,'” a word … [Read more...] about Rising conservative star Candace Owens is slammed over her newly surfaced Hitler comments
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Steve Leblanc, Associated Press Updated 10:50 am PST, Monday, January 21, 2019 FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2019 file photo Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks during an organizing event at Manchester Community College in Manchester, N.H. Warren ramped up her criticism of President Donald Trump on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019 faulting him for the partial federal government during remarks at the 49th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast in Boston. less FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2019 file photo Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks during an organizing event at Manchester Community College in Manchester, N.H. Warren ramped up her criticism of President Donald ... more Photo: Michael Dwyer, AP Photo: Michael Dwyer, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 FILE - In this Jan. … [Read more...] about Sen. Elizabeth Warren: Government shutdown is Trump’s fault
The Trump administration has reportedly asked the Pentagon repeatedly for military strike options against Iran, requests that were derailed by former Secretary of Defence Jim Mattis. The National Security Council, led by White House National Security Advisor John Bolton, asked for these options last fall in response to an unsuccessful attack on the diplomatic quarter in Baghdad, Iraq by militants aligned with Iran. A little over a year earlier, President Donald Trump asked for options to sink the Iranian speedboats that have harassed US warships. Mattis resigned on December 20, 2018, leaving the Pentagon about two weeks later. Former Secretary of Defence Jim Mattis was reportedly a bulwark inside the Trump administration who blocked the use of force against Iran, raising questions about whether the US will launch more strikes in his absence.. The Trump administration, specifically the national security team led by hawkish White House National Security Advisor John Bolton, … [Read more...] about The Trump administration has been itching for a fight with Iran, but Mattis held it back. Now he’s gone.
To hear Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tell it, the Middle East has been plunged into chaos and violence because of two entities: Iran and Barack Obama. And under President Donald Trump, that’s changing. Story Continued Below In a highly anticipated speech in Egypt’s capital on Thursday, Pompeo declared that a Trump-led United States has learned from Obama’s “mistakes” and is reasserting its “traditional role as a force for good” in the region, promising to stay active in a part of the world where the U.S. is often resented. “The age of self-inflicted American shame is over, and so are the policies that produced so much needless suffering,” Pompeo proclaimed at the American University in Cairo. He warned that Iran’s Islamist regime poses a threat to the region, and urged other countries there to counter Tehran. He asserted that while America is a “liberating” force, Iran aspires to be an “occupying” … [Read more...] about ‘American shame is over’: Pompeo vows to quell Obama’s Mideast ‘mistakes’
Nine federal departments haven’t received a cent in federal funding in more than a week. They’ve limped along on leftover money, coasted through the quiet days of the holidays and paid staff with checks already prepped before the lapse. Story Continued Below But all that’s about to end. Many of the departments and agencies hit by the partial shutdown, which began Dec. 22, have reached a breaking point in their ability to go on with minimal disruption. They are running out of carryover cash and time to prep checks for the midmonth pay period. In a very visible sign of the growing impact of the shutdown showdown, 19 Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo will close to the public on Wednesday, their temporary funds exhausted. While paychecks for federal employees went out Friday after a pay period ended on Dec. 22, workers are left wondering whether they will get their next check on Jan. 11. The pay period for that next check ends on Jan. 5. Pay processing varies from … [Read more...] about How the shutdown is reaching a breaking point