Capital Weather Gang@capitalweather Punishing and record-crushing Middle East heat wave: * Baghdad last 3 days: 123, 125, and 124 degrees. 125 on Tues was all time record. * Damascus tied highest temp on record Wed: 115 degrees * Lebanon had highest temp on record Tues: 114 degrees 2:24 PM · Jul 29, 2020
Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump I am happy to inform all of the people living their Suburban Lifestyle Dream that you will no longer be bothered or financially hurt by having low income housing built in your neighborhood... ...Your housing prices will go up based on the market, and crime will go down. I have rescinded the Obama-Biden AFFH Rule. Enjoy! 11:19 AM · Jul 29, 2020
Trump Pushed CIA to Give Intelligence to Kremlin, While Taking No Action Against Russia Arming Taliban Why would the Russian government think it could get away with paying bounties to the Taliban to kill American soldiers? One answer to that question may be the extraordinary response that Moscow received when the Trump administration learned of a precursor to the bounty operation. From mid-2017 and into 2018, Pentagon officials became increasingly confident in intelligence reports that the Kremlin was arming the Taliban, which posed a significant threat to American and coalition forces on the ground in Afghanistan.
Oregon governor announces feds will withdraw hours after Trump said 'we're not leaving' Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced on Wednesday that federal agents will withdraw from the state, saying they 'brought violence.'
Federal agents will withdraw from Portland, Oregon, starting Thursday, following demands from state and local officials who said their presence was causing violence and tension in the city. "After my discussions with VP Pence and others, the federal government has agreed to withdraw federal officers from Portland," Gov. Kate Brown, a Democrat, tweeted. "They have acted as an occupying force & brought violence. Starting tomorrow, all Customs and Border Protection & ICE officers will leave downtown Portland."
GOP says it's Democrats' fault they had to cancel convention in virus hotspot Republican National Committee chair Ronna McDaniel said she was concerned that Democratic governors 'would refuse to let our delegates return to their states.'
The chair of the Republican National Committee contradicted Donald Trump's explanation of why he scrapped his plan to accept his party's nomination for reelection in Jacksonville, Florida.
US to bring 6,400 troops home from Germany, move 5,600 more Spurred on by President Donald Trump’s demand to pull troops out of Germany, the U.S. will bring about 6,400 forces home and shift about 5,600 to other countries in Europe, U.S. defense leaders said Wednesday, detailing a Pentagon plan that will cost billions of dollars and take years to complete.
The decision fulfills Trump’s announced desire to withdraw troops from Germany, largely due to its failure to spend enough on defense. A number of forces will go to Italy, and a major move would shift U.S. European Command headquarters and Special Operations Command Europe from Stuttgart, Germany, to Belgium. ...
Israel is ridiculous, antiquated and based on lies about other people’s land, Seth Rogen says, but he’s afraid to tell other Jews Writer/comedian Seth Rogen was on the Marc Maron podcast yesterday, promoting his new movie “An American Pickle,” which involves Jewish life in the U.S. Maron raised the idea of Jews moving to many places in the world after the Holocaust, and not to Israel. ... https://mondoweiss.net/2020/07/israel-is...ell-other-jews/
Trump campaign halts new ad buys in Michigan President Trump’s reelection campaign has halted new ad buys in Michigan in recent days as polling shows former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, with a widening lead in the state. https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/50...uys-in-michigan
Barr's falsehoods and fallacies undermine his own department Attorney General Bill Barr's written opening statement to the House Judiciary Committee was replete with mischaracterizations, fallacies and unnerving stereotypes that run afoul of the principle of equal justice -- and which, taken together, show how he has transformed the Department of Justice that enforces the law to a department that undermines the rule of law. https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/28/opinions/...artment-coates/