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Washington State Sues Trump Over Immigration Order

Washington State Sues Trump Over Immigration Order
Staff
CBSlocal.com
1/30/17
SEATTLE (AP) – Washington state’s attorney general says he is suing President Donald Trump over an executive order that suspended immigration from seven countries with majority-Muslim populations and sparked nationwide protests.

TL;DR - Since when does a state attorney general have a say in federal immigration policy? Good thing there's no crime in Washington state.

EXCLUSIVE: Iran tests ballistic missile in defiance of UN resolution, US officials say

EXCLUSIVE: Iran tests ballistic missile in defiance of UN resolution, US officials say
Lucas Tomlinson, Jennifer Griffin
Foxnews.com
1/30/17
Iran conducted its first ballistic missile test under Donald Trump's presidency, in yet another apparent violation of a United Nations resolution.

TL;DR - Don't worry we are protected by Obama's pen and phone.

Trump wants to cut two regulations on businesses for every new one

Trump wants to cut two regulations on businesses for every new one
Steven Mufson
Washington Post
1/30/17
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump signed an order Monday aimed at cutting regulations on businesses, saying that agencies should eliminate two regulations for every new one.

TL;DR - Two steps forward for every one step back.

6 People Killed In Shooting At Quebec City Mosque

6 People Killed In Shooting At Quebec City Mosque
Staff
NPR
1/29/17
Police in Quebec City have arrested a suspect following a shooting at a mosque there that left six people dead and wounded eight others Sunday night.

TL;DR - Hatred is ugly no matter what team you cheer for.

Trump creates name-and-shame list to embarrass sanctuary cities

Trump creates name-and-shame list to embarrass sanctuary cities
Stephen Dinan
Washingtontimes.com
1/26/17
President Trump on Wednesday ordered the Homeland Security Department to begin releasing a name-and-shame list of sanctuary cities, listing the specific crimes such as murder or robbery committed by those who have been released back into their communities under the sanctuary policies.

TL;DR - If that doesn't work we will make them stand in the corner at cocktail parties!

LYING IS BAD: 5 Reasons You Shouldn't Defend Trump's Lies Just Because You Like The Outcome

LYING IS BAD: 5 Reasons You Shouldn't Defend Trump's Lies Just Because You Like The Outcome
Ben Shapiro
Thedailywire.com
1/26/17
On Thursday, Ace of Spades ran a piece titled, “How Losing My Political Values Helped Me Gain My Freedom.” The central contention was similar to one made by The Daily Wire’s John Nolte: the time for morality in politics has come and gone. Why? Because the right will no longer play by the rules by which the left refuses to abide.

TL;DR - Ben stop injecting morality into our culture!

The State Department’s entire senior administrative team just resigned

The State Department’s entire senior administrative team just resigned
Josh Rogin
Washingtonpost.com
1/26/27
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s job running the State Department just got considerably more difficult. The entire senior level of management officials resigned Wednesday, part of an ongoing mass exodus of senior foreign service officers who don’t want to stick around for the Trump era.

TL;DR - That's one way to save us some monies

MARY TYLER MOORE DEAD AT 80

MARY TYLER MOORE DEAD AT 80
Staff
tmz.com
1/25/2017
Mary Tyler Moore -- the television icon who charmed America with comedic brilliance and charisma on her hugely successful '70s show -- died in a Connecticut hospital

TL;DR - Legendary

Trump says he'll send in feds

Trump says he'll send in feds
Theodore Schleifer and Joshua Berlinger
CNN
1/25/17
President Donald Trump, for the first time since taking office, has tweeted about violence in Chicago, saying: "I will send in the Feds" if they don't fix the "horrible 'carnage'" going on.

TL;DR - I sometimes wonder if the man can even spell Custontution

TRUMP WAR ON FAKE MEDIA - MSNBC compares Trump to Kim Jong-un, Mussolini

TRUMP WAR ON FAKE MEDIA - MSNBC compares Trump to Kim Jong-un, Mussolini
Steve Watson
Infowars.com
1/25/17
President Trump’s press secretary Sean Spicer continued his war against the corporate media Tuesday, suggesting that there is a ‘default’ position amongst biased reporters to assume that the new administration is lying.

TL;DR - Splicer job has him spending more time with vermin then an exterminator.

Angry Shia LeBeouf

Angry Shia LeBeouf
Mike Larkin
Daily Mail
1/24/17
He has already been filmed trying to punch a rival supporter in the face. And angry man Shia LeBeouf was as riled up as ever as he ranted while partaking in his anti-Donald Trump art project protesting in New York on Tuesday.

TL;DR - Shia LeBeouf is back!

Mnuchin Backs Fed Independence and Signals Reform Isn’t Priority

Mnuchin Backs Fed Independence and Signals Reform Isn’t Priority
Craig Torres and Saleha Mohsin
Bloomberg.com
1/24/17
U.S. Treasury Secretary nominee Steven Mnuchin isn’t jumping on the Republican bandwagon to audit the Fed. In written questions by senators following his confirmation hearing on Thursday, Mnuchin was asked about his thoughts on “politicizing decisions made by the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and the benefits of an independent central bank.”

TL;DR - Nothing says "free market" like currency manipulation.

Senate confirms retired Gen. James Mattis as defense secretary, breaking with decades of precedent

Senate confirms retired Gen. James Mattis as defense secretary, breaking with decades of precedent
Dan Lamothe
WashingtonPost.com
1/20/17
The Senate confirmed James N. Mattis as President Trump’s defense secretary Friday, breaking with decades of precedent by making a recently retired general the Pentagon’s top civilian leader.

TL;DR - I now present to you Secratary Maddog!

10 Signs of a Diminished America

10 Signs of a Diminished America
John Hayward
Breitbart.com
1/27/14
The media acted as if Donald Trump’s campaign slogan of “Make America Great Again” was an incomprehensible emotional outburst from people who didn’t realize, or wouldn’t accept, just how great Barack Obama was.

TL;DR - Yet they forget who controled Congress.

It's official policy now: Trump to renegotiate NAFTA

It's official policy now: Trump to renegotiate NAFTA
Brent Snavely
Detroit Free Press
1/20/17
Donald Trump's incoming administration wasted no time setting as official policy the renegotiation of the NAFTA and the withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, expected moves that will send shock waves through the automotive industry.

TL;DR - Some cheer and some sneer, for us it's the how that matters.