Day: December 6, 2017

Federal Emergency UN Security Council meeting called after Trump’s Jerusalem announcement: report

Emergency UN Security Council meeting called after Trump’s Jerusalem announcement: report

By Brett Samuels – 12/06/17 06:37 PM EST The United Nations (U.N.) Security Council will meet Friday to address President Trump’s announcement recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Reuters reported Wednesday. Trump on Wednesday said the U.S. would recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and announced plans to move the U.S. Embassy there from Tel Aviv, a move that drew …

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News VA cuts program for homeless vets after touting Trump’s commitment

VA cuts program for homeless vets after touting Trump’s commitment

By ARTHUR ALLEN and LORRAINE WOELLERT 12/06/2017 05:49 PM EST Updated 12/06/2017 07:13 PM EST Four days after Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin held a big Washington event to tout the Trump administration’s promise to house all homeless vets, the agency did an about-face, telling advocates it was pulling resources from a major housing program. …

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Federal Ryan pledges ‘entitlement reform’ in 2018

Ryan pledges ‘entitlement reform’ in 2018

By Nathaniel Weixel – 12/06/17 05:24 PM EST © Greg Nash House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Wednesday said House Republicans will aim to cut spending on Medicare, Medicaid and welfare programs next year as a way to trim the federal deficit. “We’re going to have to get back next year at entitlement reform, which …

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News Trump Thinks The Pences Are ‘Yokels,’ Adviser Says

Trump Thinks The Pences Are ‘Yokels,’ Adviser Says

Jessica Kwong Posted with permission from Newsweek President Donald Trump thinks lowly of Vice President Mike Pence and his family. When the Pences—who had two cats, a rabbit and a snake as family pets—decided to bring some of them to their residence in the Washington D.C.-based Naval Observatory last January, Trump ridiculed the arrangement to his …

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News Kellyanne Conway Insists Endorsing Roy Moore Proves Trump’s ‘Tremendous Moral Standards’

Kellyanne Conway Insists Endorsing Roy Moore Proves Trump’s ‘Tremendous Moral Standards’

Posted on December 6, 2017 at 10:09am On Wednesday, Kellyanne Conway defended President Donald Trump’s full-throated endorsement of accused pedophile Roy Moore by insisting Trump’s actions prove his moral fortitude. During the interview on CNN, Chris Cuomo asked the White House remarked that Trump “has no moral standard at play, it’s all political pragmatism.” In …

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Postal Postal Employee returns to route following paralysis

Postal Employee returns to route following paralysis

Posted on December 6, 2017 by postal Brick, NJ, Letter Carrier Gary Nodes is back on his route after experiencing spontaneous spinal hematoma, a condition that left him paralyzed from the waist down. (USPS News Link) Gary Nodes felt fine when he went to sleep one night in March 2015. But the following day, the …

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News Republican officials say targeting welfare programs will help spur economic growth

Republican officials say targeting welfare programs will help spur economic growth

By Jeff Stein December 6 at 12:52 PM U.S. House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News) Some House Republicans believe that Congress should cut Americans off government anti-poverty programs in part to help grow the national economy. “For us to achieve 3 percent GDP growth over the next 10 years from tax reform, we have to have welfare reform. We …

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