Day: October 19, 2017

Federal Trump sent private contractors to do the military’s job when 4 US troops died in Niger

Trump sent private contractors to do the military’s job when 4 US troops died in Niger

By Oliver Willis   | October 19, 2017 The growing scandal of Trump’s deadly botched mission in Niger is raising very disturbing questions the White House is refusing to answer. Donald Trump sent in a private aviation contractor — instead of the U.S. military — to evacuate four soldiers killed in action in Niger, according to a troubling new …

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News Fox’s smear campaign backfires, exposes Gold Star widow’s congresswoman as champion for vets

Fox’s smear campaign backfires, exposes Gold Star widow’s congresswoman as champion for vets

By Matthew Chapman   | October 19, 2017 After a Florida congresswoman exposed Trump’s disgusting treatment of a bereaved military wife, Fox News tried to smear her record on supporting veterans. It failed. Rep. Frederica Wilson MSNBC Ever since Florida Rep. Frederica Wilson released the details of Donald Trump’s callous, insulting phone call in which he told …

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News OHIO AFL-CIO Endorses Sherrod Brown For Re-Election To Senate

OHIO AFL-CIO Endorses Sherrod Brown For Re-Election To Senate

Home / News / OHIO AFL-CIO Endorses Sherrod Brown For Re-Election To Senate 18 Oct by Jason Perlman in News Burga cites Brown’s firm stances on trade, freedoms for working people as impetus for unanimous vote. The executive board of the Ohio AFL-CIO announced today that it has unanimously voted to endorse Senator Sherrod Brown …

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OPM COLA for Retirees, Raise for Current Feds

COLA for Retirees, Raise for Current Feds

Published: October 18, 2017 More in: Fedweek The annual retiree COLA announcement of 2 percent will be paid in January under CSRS and to those eligible for COLAs under FERS – and this always sets off confusion in the federal community. Part of the reason is that many employees refer to their raises as COLAs, …

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APWU Veterans’ Day Observed on Saturday November 11: Postal Retail and Delivery Closed APWU

Veterans’ Day Observed on Saturday November 11: Postal Retail and Delivery Closed APWU

10/19/2017 – Each year, Veterans’ Day is celebrated on Nov. 11. For 2017, the holiday falls on a Saturday. There has been some confusion about when the Postal Service will observe the holiday because it has a six “business” day week. For clarification, USPS Retail and Delivery will be closed on Saturday, November 11, 2017. …

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Postal West Virginia postal worker pleads guilty to stealing package mailed to Police Forensic Laboratory

West Virginia postal worker pleads guilty to stealing package mailed to Police Forensic Laboratory

10/19/2017 CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A former postal worker who stole methamphetamine from a package pleaded guilty today, announced United States Attorney Carol Casto. Turner Connolly, 25, of Charleston, entered his guilty plea to theft of mail by a postal employee. Connolly was a mail processing clerk who was employed at the South Charleston Post Office. …

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News George W. Bush: ‘Bigotry seems emboldened’ in US

George W. Bush: ‘Bigotry seems emboldened’ in US

By Rebecca Savransky – 10/19/17 11:40 AM EDT 5,981 Former President George W. Bush said Thursday that “bigotry seems emboldened” in the United States, warning that Americans need to reject “white supremacy.” The former president also criticized the “governing class,” but did not specifically mention President Trump, Congress or any other politicians in office. “Discontent …

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Federal Trump Administration Blocks Cyber Czar From Testifying Before Congress

Trump Administration Blocks Cyber Czar From Testifying Before Congress

By Guardians of Democracy Staff Published on October 19, 201 The Trump administration blocked its top cybersecurity advisor Rob Joyce, a member of the National Security Council (NSC), from testifying at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on U.S. efforts to defend the nation against cyberattacks following Russian interference in the 2016 election. Sen. John …

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Postal Post Office Pickup Brings Fire Evacuees a Sense of Normal

Post Office Pickup Brings Fire Evacuees a Sense of Normal

By Anser Hassan A week after the North Bay fires began to ravage Sonoma and Napa counties, many residents are trying to get back to a sense of normal. Some did it by getting their mail. But at the Casa Grande Post Office in Petaluma, which is serving seven of the cities impacted by wildfires, …

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News Corker: The GOP Budget Process Is The ‘Biggest Hoax’ In America

Corker: The GOP Budget Process Is The ‘Biggest Hoax’ In America

By Harrison Kirk- October 19, 201758 Though he voted to advance the current budget for Fiscal Year 2018, Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) is now sounding like he might be having second thoughts, telling reporters: “The only thing about this that matters is preparation for the tax reform. Other than that, these amendment votes, everything about …

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