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by Leo123 at Jun 1, 2018
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"The U.S. is trying to find a discreet way to pay for Kim Jong Un’s hotel during the summit"

The U.S. is trying to find a discreet way to pay for Kim Jong Un’s hotel during the summit

"The prideful but cash-poor pariah state requires that a foreign country foot the bill at its preferred lodging: the Fullerton, a magnificent neoclassical hotel near the mouth of the Singapore River, where just one presidential suite costs more than $6,000 per night."

Poor Kimmie....Can't even afford to take a trip but has plenty to light off nukes. Meanwhile his work camps kill thousands and his people suffer.
by McRocket at May 30, 2018
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'One month after the first take of Q1 GDP surprised to the upside, printing at 2.3%, more than the 2.0% consensus estimate, moments ago the BEA reported that as part of its 1st revision of Q1 GDP data, the US economy grew slightly less than expected, with GDP rising an annualized 2.2% (technically 2.17%), missing expectations of a 2.3% print, and down from last month's 2.32%.'

Q1 GDP Revised To 2.2%, Misses Across The Board

So...since Trump took office, average GDP Growth has been 2.52%.

Big deal.

I said when Trump was elected that GDP growth would be under 3% for his time in office (just as Obama's had been).
And I (and LOTS of people) were right.

Other then his corporate tax cuts - Trump has done NOTHING to help the economy (if you think his trade policies are dreaming).

The economy was a semi-mess under GWB, it was a semi-mess under Obama and it is a semi-mess under Trump.
Why? Because the Federal Reserve has been running the show - more or less - since about 2001.

Nothing but a debt-fueled, money-printing, joy ride to economic mediocrity (eventual disaster?). So long as the Fed is running the show (and if you do not know they are - you are virtually clueless about the economy), America is economically screwed.
by Cellblock2429 at May 23, 2018
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Well what about the FBI protecting the Hillary Campaign? Her emails were hacked and she lost. Why didn't the fBI plant a spy in any of the democRATs campaigns? The FBI wanted Trump to win?
WaPo published an opinion piece entitled, “The FBI didn’t use an informant to go after Trump. They used one to protect him.”

Rangappa concludes that Trump, “Should be glad to know that the FBI appears to have been trying to thwart a hostile country’s efforts to infiltrate his campaign.”

What the former FBI agent doesn’t realize is that she inadvertently gave Trump the green light to do the same to his 2020 electoral opponent. Trump can use his FBI, CIA, and DOJ to “protect” his Democrat opponent by inserting a spy into their campaign.
by task0778 at May 17, 2018
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(CNN) An Illinois school resource officer is being praised as a hero for intervening when a former student opened fire Wednesday morning at Dixon High School.

US Vice President Mike Pence lauded the "heroic actions" of Dixon Police Officer Mark Dallas, who shot and wounded the gunman.

"Another example of the brave work performed by law enforcement each and every day. Lives were saved thanks to the heroic actions of school resource officer Mark Dallas," Pence said on Twitter.
Suspect Matthew Milby faces three charges of aggravated discharge of a firearm and $2 million bond, Illinois State Police said. More charges may be filed.

The 19-year-old former student opened fire near the school auditorium where students had gathered for graduation ceremony rehearsal, the statement said.
The suspect fled the school and Dallas chased him, Dixon Police Chief Steven Howell said in a news conference. The suspect continued to shoot at the officer and the officer returned fire, Howell said.
The suspect was taken to a hospital for non-life threatening injuries. He will be transported to jail after he's released from the hospital, state police said.

The officer is on paid administrate leave. No one else was injured.

"With shots ringing out in the hallways of the school, he charged towards the suspect and confronted him, head-on. Because of his heroic actions, countless lives were saved," Howell said.

Dixon High School and all Dixon public schools went into lockdown during the incident.

"A tragedy was averted today in Dixon because a police officer put his life on the line to protect his fellow citizens," said Shawn Roselieb, executive director of the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police Labor Council.
"The officer's actions at the high school will be closely scrutinized, but the simple fact is, nobody but the gunman was hurt today, and keeping students and teachers safe is the primary job for school resource officers."