Chris Christie accuses Jared Kushner of political retaliation in new book.

In truth, they never liked each other to begin with.  Christie put Kushner’s father behind federal bars years ago.  And, Jared never liked him.  Christie did try to make amends with Jared to a point.  But, at the end of the day, Christie’s point was he was just doing his job.

Source: Chris Christie accuses Jared Kushner of political retaliation in new book.

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Pelosi only gives Trump a bigger audience by canceling State of the Union

In a nutshell, the United States speaker the house does not have the power to specifically cancel a state of the union. But she does have the power to prevent the president of the United States from addressing the nation in the House of Representatives.

Either way, it seems a little ludicrous that Pelosi would do this in the midst of a shutdown. To me, it seems logical that you would want to hear from the president of the United States especially in the middle of a shutdown.

Source: Pelosi only gives Trump a bigger audience by canceling State of the Union

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Democratic 2020 hopefuls pay lip service to the left. Don’t be fooled | Bhaskar Sunkara | Opinion | The Guardian

It’s a framing that’s been everywhere over the past two years: the Resistance v Donald Trump. By some definitions that “resistance” even includes people like Mitt Romney and George W Bush. By almost all definitions it encompasses mainstream Democrats, such as the likely presidential hopefuls Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, and Kirsten Gillibrand. Source: Democratic 2020 hopefuls pay lip service to the left. Don’t be fooled | Bhaskar Sunkara | Opinion | The Guardian

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In Historic Move Trump Administration to Use Indeed.com for Key WH Positions

Yes this is sarcasm, but it also seems surreal that in only two years the Trump administration has lost so many individuals in key administrative positions.

Raj Shah Out As White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary.

Here’s a list – rather long at that – of people who have left the administration for one reason or another.

 

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Chinese court sentences Canadian to death as diplomatic row deepens | IOL News

It’s a complicated story, but in a nutshell the guy smuggled 222 kg of Meth.

Source: Chinese court sentences Canadian to death as diplomatic row deepens | IOL News

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Fact Checking the Fact Checkers: Does a Muslim Community Patrol in New York City Enforce ‘Sharia Law’?

As it turns out, fact checkers are as much prone to inaccuracy as the facts they sometimes check.  Case in point: this report by Snopes.

If you dig a little deeper, you’ll find that there is some bias to this “community patrol” in NYC.  The NYPD has had several complaints by women of color who say they have been harassed and beleaguered by males driving these patrol cars.

It would be a stretch to say that this group tries to enforce Sharia Law brazenly, but they do try to enforce a ‘standard’ consistent to what they believe are their community standards.

Source: FACT CHECK: Does a Muslim Community Patrol in New York City Enforce ‘Sharia Law’?

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Democrats Want to Run on Issues in 2020. But Does Beating Trump Matter Most? – The New York Times

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