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Daily Archives: January 5, 2017

DC-Area Contractors Claim Trump Owes Them More Than $3 Million

Contractors in the DC area are claiming that Donald Trump owes them money that he has not yet paid. The Hill reports: Two Washington, D.C.-area businesses that were contracted for work on Donald Trump’s new D.C. hotel are claiming that … Read More

Gingrich on Chicago Torture Video: ‘We Are Right on the Edge of a Terrible Period’

Newt Gingrich believes that the recent kidnapping and torture of a white man in Chicago is a sign of possible coming racial division in America. The Hill reports: Former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) on Thursday warned that the U.S. was … Read More

GOP Revives Rule Allowing $1 Salaries for Government Employees

House Republicans may have revised a procedural rule regarding federal worker salaries in order to defund specific federal departments. The Hill reports: House Republicans this week reinstated a procedural rule created in 1876 that allows lawmakers to cut the pay … Read More

Spicer: Trump’s Tweets ‘Drive the News’

Apparently, Donald Trump’s Twitter feed will become part of the official news cycle during his Presidential term. The Hill reports: Incoming White House press secretary Sean Spicer said President-elect Donald Trump’s tweets direct the news cycle. “[It’s] because that’s what’s … Read More

Jobless Claims Plunge to Nearly a 44-Year Low

It looks like Donald Trump will inherit a strong economy and labor market. The Hill reports: Applications for jobless benefits plunged to a nearly 44-year low last week, a sign of a healthy labor market. First-time claims for unemployment insurance … Read More

GOP to Defund Planned Parenthood in ObamaCare Repeal

Beyond appealing Obamacare, the GOP will also seek to defund Planned Parenthood during Donald Trump’s term. The Hill reports: Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Thursday that defunding Planned Parenthood will be included as part of a bill to repeal ObamaCare. … Read More

Fla. AG Who Received Illegal Donation From Trump May Get WH Job

Donald Trump may be appointing Pam Bondi to his White House staff. The Hill reports: Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi (R) — who was the subject of controversy during the 2016 presidential campaign for what some labeled as a quid … Read More

FBI Never Examined Hacked DNC Servers Itself: Report

James Comey’s FBI may have incompetently handled their investigation into the DNC hack, since they did not conduct the investigation themselves, instead relying on a third party. The Hill reports: The FBI never examined the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) computer … Read More

Trump to Revamp Intelligence Agencies: Report

Donald Trump wants to downsize/change various intelligence agencies during his term in office since he believes they are bloated and inefficient. The Hill reports: President-elect Donald Trump is crafting plans to restructure at least two of the nation’s top intelligence … Read More

Trump Takes Credit for Boosting Inauguration Singer’s Album Sales

Donald Trump tweeted that he is responsible for an uptick in singer Jackie Evancho’s sales because she will will perform at the inauguration for him. The Hill reports: President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday appeared to take credit for boosting the … Read More