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Trump becomes first sitting US president to visit Western Wall

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Putting his hand against one of the most sacred sites in Judaism, Donald Trump on Monday became the first sitting US president to visit the Western Wall in the disputed city of Jerusalem. Allowing them to do so could have led to accusations that Washington was implicitly recognising Israel's unilateral claim of sovereignty over the site, which would break with years of US and international precedent. Security was tight, with the usually bustling Old City, where the Western Wall is located, essentially on lockdown and the plaza leading to the site cleared.

Jeff Sessions in KKK robe image projected onto Justice Department headquarters

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Stunning visuals depicting Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a Ku Klux Klan robe have been projected onto iconic Washington buildings including the Department of Justice building. The projections, created by activist and artist Robin Bell, showed Mr Sessions with the infamous white hood alongside some of his past statements that have been pointed to as insensitive to racist struggles. “I thought the KKK was OK until I learned that they smoked pot,” one of the projections reads, a close approximation to a comment Mr Sessions made while investigating a case against Klansmen as a US attorney in Alabama in the 1980s.

Ed Klein: The Democrats' Evil Twin

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John Podesta, the chairman of Hillary Clinton's losing presidential campaign, is notorious for his hot temper. When he blows his fuse, people in Washington say he turns into his Evil Twin Skippy.Skippy surfaced the other day.In an interview with Politico, he dumped all over...

From: www.Newsmax.com

WashPo's Marty Baron on covering Trump administration

Added: 23.05.2017 21:36 | 1 views | 0 comments

The Washington Post has been behind several of the biggest stories in recent political news, including the leaked "Access Hollywood" video of Donald Trump and the Justice Department's concern about former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. On Monday the newspaper reported that Mr. Trump asked top intelligence officials to deny the existence of evidence that his campaign colluded with Russia. Washington Post's executive editor Marty Baron joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss what questions still remain unanswered in relation to the Trump administration.

Exclusive: U.S. starts 'extreme vetting' at Australia's offshore detention centers

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U.S. Homeland Security officials have begun "extreme vetting" interviews at Australia's offshore detention centers, two sources at the camps told Reuters on Tuesday, as Washington honors a refugee swap that U.S. President Donald Trump had called "a dumb deal".

From: feeds.reuters.com

One-Year Waits For Security Clearances Are Costing Washington Billions

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The government's system for granting security clearances has a backlog of 570,000 applications. The hidden cost to taxpayers of these long delays is huge.

From: www.forbes.com

Proposed Trump Budget Slashes Safety Net Programs, Builds Up Defense, Mexico Wall

Added: 23.05.2017 18:57 | 1 views | 0 comments

U.S. President Donald J. Trump’s fiscal year 2018 budget is out and his budget priorities include dramatic changes to the federal government – cutting or eliminating numerous programs the administration says are a waste of money or create too much dependency, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. The programs most affected by Trump’s proposed budget knife would be Medicaid and food stamps, which provide benefits for up to one-fifth of all Americans, the report said. Trump’s $4.094-trillion-budget proposal for the fiscal year beginning in October has already set off alarms in Washington as lawmakers from both parties warn the proposed reductions go too far, eported. White House...

Workers at Nuclear Plant 'Take Cover' After Tunnel Collapse

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Hundreds of workers at the Hanford nuclear production complex in Washington state were ordered to "take cover" Tuesday after a tunnel collapsed.

From: www.nbcnews.com

One-Year Waits For Security Clearances Are Costing Washington Billions

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The government's system for granting security clearances has a backlog of 570,000 applications. Guess who pays for the inefficiencies that result from all those people waiting to be cleared.

From: www.forbes.com

One-Year Waits For Security Clearances Are Costing Washington $Billions

Added: 23.05.2017 17:42 | 1 views | 0 comments

The government's system for granting security clearances has a backlog of 570,000 applications. Guess who pays for the inefficiencies that result from all those people waiting to be cleared.

From: www.forbes.com

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