By The Washington Post | PUBLISHED: December 24, 2018 at 8:20 pm | UPDATED: December 24, 2018 at 8:20 pm By Philip Rucker | The Washington Post Christmas Eve grievances billowing from the White House on Monday formed a heavy cloud of Yuletide gloom. In his third straight day holed up inside the White House during the partial federal government shutdown that he initiated over his demand to construct a border wall, President Donald Trump barked out his frustrations on Twitter: Democrats are hypocrites! The media makes up stories! Senators are wrong on foreign policy — and so is Defense Secretary Jim Mattis! I am all alone (poor me) in the White House waiting for the Democrats to come back and make a deal on desperately needed Border Security. At some point the Democrats not wanting to make a deal will cost our Country more money than the Border Wall we are all talking about. Crazy! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 24, 2018 Trump said war-ravaged Syria would … [Read more...] about On Christmas Eve, tweets from lonely and aggrieved Trump
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close Video Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stands by 'democratic socialism' New York Congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez appeared on 'The Daily Show' with Trevor Noah and stood by her polarizing label of 'democratic socialist.' In the last century, socialism and communism proved to be bankrupt ideologies that crippled economies, impoverished millions, destroyed personal freedom, brought dictators to power, sparked wars and turned millions of people into refugees fleeing their home countries to seek freedom in the U.S. and elsewhere. Nations in Eastern Europe abandoned the failed ideologies. The Soviet Union broke up. And even Russia and China were forced to adopt some free market practices to improve their economies and the lives of their people. But today, the hottest trend among some far-left Democrats is to embrace socialism – calling it “Democratic socialism” to make it sound more appealing. Going off the deep end like this is a … [Read more...] about Democrats’ love of socialism is a losing strategy – but they foolishly follow it anyway
By John Woolfolk | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: June 13, 2018 at 10:28 am | UPDATED: June 14, 2018 at 10:22 am Political analysts dismissed it as impractical, even crazy, but now the notion of splitting California into three states is headed for the November ballot. Could this be California’s Brexit? And what happens if a majority of voters really say yes? Tim Draper, the billionaire Silicon Valley venture capitalist behind the initiative, isn’t worried about selling the idea. “Just ask them if they like being in last place,” Draper said Wednesday, a day after the Secretary of State announced his long-shot quest qualified for the ballot. “Last in quality of life. Last in education. Last in taxes. Last in infrastructure. Hard for the opposition to defend that record.” While his critics may quibble with Draper’s definition of “last,” naysayers beware: His petition drive attracted more than … [Read more...] about California’s Brexit? What happens if voters split the Golden State?
Published December 13, 2018 Features Associated Press Facebook Twitter Comments Print Image 1 of 2 ▼ European Council President Donald Tusk, right, and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, center, arrive for a media conference at an EU summit in Brussels, Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. European Union leaders have offered Theresa May sympathy but no promises, as the British prime minister seeks a lifeline that could help her sell her Brexit divorce deal to a hostile U.K. Parliament. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant) The latest on Brexit (all times local): Continue Reading Below 11:15 p.m. European Union leaders meeting in Brussels have declared that the bloc's divorce agreement with Britain is "not open for renegotiation," despite a plea from U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May for changes to help her sell the unpopular deal to British lawmakers. The leaders in their summit conclusions released early Friday also promise to work for a speedy new … [Read more...] about The Latest: EU rejects Britain’s plea for Brexit changes
Published December 13, 2018 Features Associated Press Facebook Twitter Comments Print Image 1 of 2 ▼ European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker speaks during a media conference at an EU summit in Brussels, Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. European Union leaders have offered Theresa May sympathy but no promises, as the British prime minister seeks a lifeline that could help her sell her Brexit divorce deal to a hostile U.K. Parliament. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant) The latest on Brexit (all times local): Continue Reading Below 11:25 p.m. EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says British Prime Minister Theresa May filed to bring a clear plan for how the European Union should help her get the Brexit deal past her recalcitrant parliament. Juncker says that the British "still need to say what they want instead of asking us what we want." He said early Tuesday after an EU summit that he will need answers "within a few weeks." Juncker says it … [Read more...] about The Latest: EU chief says May had no plan for help on Brexit