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Name: Miles Archer
Gender: Male
Hometown: Hamilton Massachusetts
Home country: USA
Current location: Nevada
Member since: Wed Oct 16, 2013, 07:49 PM
Number of posts: 5,572

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U.S. judge to consider objection to Trump University settlement

Source: Reuters

A U.S. judge will hear arguments on Thursday over whether to grant final approval to a $25 million settlement of fraud lawsuits against President Donald Trump over his Trump University real estate investment seminars, with at least one former student objecting to the deal.

Sherri Simpson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, who paid $19,000 to learn Trump's investing "secrets," filed court papers earlier this month arguing the class action settlement should not have contained a provision barring her and other students from opting out and suing Trump on their own.

The objection raises the possibility the litigation could continue to dog Trump's presidency. During the campaign, Trump vowed to fight the fraud claims but agreed to the settlement soon after the election. Under the deal, Trump admitted no wrongdoing.

Lawyers for Trump and those representing thousands of other students in two class actions will urge U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel in San Diego to overrule the objection and approve the deal.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-trump-lawsuit-hearing-idUSKBN170329

Trump at women's empowerment event. What could POSSIBLY go wrong?


President Donald Trump joined a room full of women at a women’s empowerment event Wednesday in the final days of Women’s History Month. He talked about infrastructure and the Department of Transportation, heralded his cabinet full of women and rattled off some names of a few famous women.

“My cabinet is full of really incredible women leaders,” Trump told the room. It’s unclear what he meant by the word “full,” however. In fact, Trump’s cabinet is more white and more male than any cabinet since Ronald Reagan.

“Since the very beginning, women have driven, and I mean, each generation of Americans, towards a more free and more prosperous future,” Trump said. “These patriots are women like the legendary Abigail Adams, right? Who, during the founding, urged her husband to remember the rights of women. She was very much a pioneer in that way. We’ve been blessed with courageous heroes like Harriet Tubman who escaped slavery. And went on to deliver hundreds of others to freedom, first in the underground railroad and then as a spy for the union army. She was very, very courageous, believe me. Around we’ve had leaders like Susan B. Anthony. Have you heard of Susan B. Anthony? I’m shocked that you’ve heard of her — who dreamed of a much more fair and equal future and an America where women themselves as she said helped to make laws and elect the lawmakers, and that’s what’s happening more and more.”

Napolitano returns to Fox, doubles down on debunked claims that got him kicked off the air

Napolitano caused an international incident earlier this month when he announced on Fox News that President Barack Obama had used the British spying agency GCHQ to surveil then-candidate Donald Trump. Trump repeated the claim during a live news conference, forcing the British agency to make a rare denial.

Napolitano was suspended from the network, and Fox News stated that it could not back up his claim.

On Wednesday, the legal analyst made his first appearance on Fox News following the suspension. Host Bill Hemmer immediately asked if he still stood by his claim.

“I do,” Napolitano insisted. “And the sources stand by it. And the American public needs to know more about this rather than less because a lot of the government surveillance authorities will expire in the fall. And there will be a great debate about how much authority we want the government to have to surveil us.”


Trump plans to sign broadband privacy repeal as Repubs plan overturn of net neutrality provisions

President Donald Trump plans to sign a repeal of Obama-era broadband privacy rules as a bigger fight looms over rules governing the openness of the internet, the White House said on Wednesday.

Republicans in Congress on Tuesday narrowly passed the repeal of the privacy rules with no Democratic support and over the strong objections of privacy advocates.

The fight over privacy sets the stage for an even larger battle later this year over Republican plans to overturn the net neutrality provisions adopted by the administration of former President Barack Obama in 2015.

White House spokesman Sean Spicer said he did not know when Trump would sign the bill.


Jack Kingston (R-GA): Liberals can't complain about racist OReilly jokes if they call Trump orange


While discussing Bill O’Reilly’s racist joke about Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) on CNN Wednesday morning, Trump-supporting former Congressman Jack Kingston said that liberals were hypocritical to attack O’Reilly when they make fun of President Donald Trump’s orange skin color.

During a debate with former Obama spokeswoman Jennifer Psaki, Kingston questioned why it was okay for liberals to make jokes about Trump being orange, while conservatives are repeatedly called out when they make jokes about a black woman’s hair making her look like James Brown.

“What I don’t like is the left always runs and clutches, ‘Oh, I’m a woman, don’t say anything bad about me’ or ‘I belong to a certain race,'” he said. “It seems it is always that card that is played. It is okay to call the President of the United States ‘orange’ and ‘red head,’ and all kinds of derogatory things, and make fun of his wife right and left.”

“It always seems to me there is a double standard when somebody from the right is being criticized,” he said. “Oh, it’s funny, make fun of him. All day long on Saturday Night Live, run the clips all day long.”

Carly Fiorina: "Special prosecutor or an independent commission" needed for Russia investigation

Carly Fiorina: 'Special prosecutor or an independent commission' needed for Russia investigation

(CNN)Former Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina said Wednesday that a special prosecutor or independent commission is needed to handle investigations into Russia and the Trump administration.


Spicer: Current fight against ISIS is going extremely well, and Trump is proud of it


Onion: Trump Unveils New Presidential Retreat Where He Can Escape From Stresses Of Mar-A-Lago

Trump Unveils Sprawling New Presidential Retreat Where He Can Escape From Stresses Of Mar-A-Lago


ST. THOMAS, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS—Speaking Wednesday from the grounds of the lavish tropical estate where he plans to spend much of his downtime while in office, Donald Trump unveiled a new presidential retreat he hopes will allow him to escape from the grueling pace of life at Mar-a-Lago.

With its sunny climate, secluded setting, and luxurious accommodations, the 45-acre Caribbean hideaway known as Isola Vista—which sits on a pristine white-sand beach along the island of St. Thomas’ southern coast—will reportedly serve as a haven where the president can find respite from his five-star Palm Beach, FL resort and its many day-to-day pressures.

“After a while, all that time spent at Mar-a-Lago starts to take a toll,” Trump said of the relentless routine of recreation and extravagance he experiences at his oceanfront Florida club. “I’m there so much that sometimes I just need to get away and clear my head. Here in St. Thomas I’ll have a place where I can simply relax and, for a little while at least, forget about all those headaches I left behind in Palm Beach.”

Added the president, “A few days in the Caribbean should be all I need to feel refreshed and ready to get right back to the usual grind of Mar-a-Lago.”

Nunes: "It appears like the Democrats aren't really serious about this investigation."


Bernie Sanders on Trump's "pathetic" grasp of climate change.


It is pathetic that the largest oil company in the world understands more about climate change than the president of the United States.
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