Politics

Trump Threatens to Shut Down Government

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Donald Trump spoke in Phoenix Arizona at a rally the lasted over an hour. The President’s speech covered various topics including the backlash he received from his response on the violence in Charlottesville Virginia and the pardon of former Arizona sheriff  Joe Arpaio. He also blamed Democrat lawmakers for standing in his way of funding for a border wall between the U.S and Mexico. Trump hinted at shutting down the government in order to make the Democratic lawmakers support the border wall. The rally drew a lot of Trump supporters and a lot of protesters. Police stood outside the event and put out metal barricades to separate the two factions of people. No estimation of how many people showed up, but officials said there were a lot. To read more about this story click here

Secret Service Unable to Pay Agents Because of Trump’s Frequent Trips, Large Family

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The sheer size of President Donald Trump’s family and necessary efforts to secure their multiple homes along the East Coast has left the Secret Service with little money to pay agents for their work, according to an exclusive report by USA Today.

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Supreme Court Ruling Gives Permission to Companies to Trademark the N-Word and other Offensive Slurs

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Recently the Supreme Court ruled that it is unconstitutional to prohibit people from trademark offensive slurs and symbols.  They felt that under freedom of speech it was legal for people and companies to use racially and derogatory  names and symbols to promote their products. This means that you can trademark the swastika symbol or the N-word. According the Chicago Defender via Reuters, there already have been seven companies who have tried to trademark the N-word in various forms. The ruling should create an interesting twist on the way people promote their business or products. Do you think this ruling is fair? Leave your comments below.

Source: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/world-history/eulogy-for-nigger-the-provocative-title-that-has-been-printed-verbatim-a6687016.html

Trump Told City Club Confederate Flag ‘Should Be In A Museum’

By Ted Cox

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DOWNTOWN — President Donald Trump has been tweeting his support for “beautiful” Confederate symbols and monuments, but he sang a different tune on the campaign trail. Read More

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Americans Still Have Obamacare, For Now

By China Dickerson

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The Trump administration failed last week in its latest attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare, but that doesn’t mean the Republican Party is finished. It just means Trump and Republican congressional leaders know what they can’t do. Read More

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Black Fox News Host Receives Death Threats For Criticizing Trump

By Nigel Roberts

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Fox News is a safe place for President Donald Trump’s supporters. They could always tune to the conservative station to avoid hearing negative views about their president. So, Trump’s unwavering supporters were outraged by the sharp criticism on Monday by the African-American host of the network’s show “The Specialist.” Read More

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Thomas Jefferson’s Nephew: White American Terrorist

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A shocking story is told about a nephew of Thomas Jefferson, Lillburn Lewis, of Livingston county, Kentucky, who confronted “George,” one of his 50 African captives, after the boy had allegedly broken a water pitcher: Read More

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State Department report on religious persecution accuses Islamic State of genocide

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson leaves the lectern after delivering remarks accompanying the release of the department’s 2016 report on international religious freedom on Aug. 15. (EPA)

Rejecting criticism that it has sidelined human rights in U.S. policy, the State Department on Tuesday accused Islamic State of trying to commit genocide of Christians and other minorities as it sought to build an Islamist caliphate in Iraq and Syria.

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