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Only 10 students invited to Trump's speech at historically black college

https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/25/politics/donald-trump-hbcu-speech/index.html


More than 200 people attended President Donald Trump's speech at Benedict College, but only about 10 actual students were invited to the event -- his first appearance at a historically black college, and an effort to reach out beyond his usual base of support.

Columbia, South Carolina, Mayor Stephen Benjamin told CNN that out of the more than 200 invitees to the President's speech, only about 10 were actual students from the college. The others, Benjamin said, wer "brought in" from somewhere else. More than 2,100 attend the school, according to its website.

Benedict College spokeswoman Kymm Hunter later told reporters that only seven students ultimately attended the speech.

Bye, Tulsi. tucker carlson is a fan. That's all I needed to hear.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/why-conservative-media-and-the-far-right-love-tulsi-gabbard-for-president

Old article, but I was trying to remember something I'd seen on TV about a RW pundit admiring her. This was it.
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Yep, He said that.

“They’ve got a lot of sand over there,” Trump said. “There’s a lot of sand that they can play with"

Fourth person indicted in Giuliani mess. Wait, who was the 3rd?

My apologies, but I appear to be late to the party. I only know about Flo and Eddie. I had no Idea there was even a 3rd, let alone a 4th.

Trump's envoy to testify that 'no quid pro quo' came from Trump

The U.S. ambassador to the European Union, Gordon Sondland, intends to tell Congress this week that the content of a text message he wrote denying a quid pro quo with Ukraine was relayed to him directly by President Trump in a phone call, according to a person familiar with his testimony.

Sondland plans to tell lawmakers he has no knowledge of whether the president was telling him the truth at that moment. “It’s only true that the president said it, not that it was the truth,” said the person familiar with Sondland’s planned testimony, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive diplomatic matters.


*SNIP*


OK, what does that even mean?

I want to see her walk away in slow motion from a building that just exploded.

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Shep Smith to Fox: "Bye, Felicia."



https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/11/media/shepard-smith-leaving-fox-news/index.html

Commerce department wrote NOAA statement refuting Alabama Weather Service (RE: Hurricane Dorian)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2019/10/10/top-commerce-department-aides-orchestrated-noaas-hurricane-dorian-statement-house-science-committee-chair-says/

A letter sent Thursday from the chair of the House Science Committee to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross reveals that it was the Commerce Department, not the leadership of its National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, that drafted a controversial NOAA statement on Sept. 6 that backed President Trump’s false statement about the path of Hurricane Dorian. That statement contradicted NOAA’s own meteorologists at a weather forecast office in Birmingham, Ala.

*SNIP*

Aside from Jacobs himself, who holds a PhD in meteorology, none of the individuals involved in its drafting is a scientist. NOAA’s scientific integrity policy prohibits political interference with the conduct and communication of the agency’s scientific findings.

Jacobs had fought issuing the statement and also tried to block the paragraph that admonished the National Weather Service office in Birmingham that tweeted that Alabama would “NOT see any impacts” from Hurricane Dorian. However, Jacobs lost both those arguments, according to two people familiar with the matter who spoke to The Post.

The Science Committee letter was a follow-up to a letter sent on Sept. 11 to Ross requesting answers to questions and documents pertaining to Trump’s tweet and the events that followed. The Sept. 11 letter requested a response from the Commerce Department by Sept. 20, but Thursday’s letter noted that the Committee “has yet to receive any responsive materials” and asked for them “as soon as possible” — no later than Oct. 18.

GE Slashes pensions for 20,000 employees

https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/ge-to-freeze-pension-plans-for-about-20000-us-workers-to-cut-debt/ar-AAIoCgN?ocid=spartanntp_edu

General Electric Co said on Monday it was freezing pension plans for about 20,000 U.S. employees with salaried benefits, as the industrial conglomerate makes another drastic move to cut debt and reduce its pension deficit by up to $8 billion.

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Boston-based GE said there would be no change for retirees already collecting pension benefits. "Returning GE to a position of strength has required us to make several difficult decisions, and today's decision to freeze the pension is no exception," Chief Human Resources Officer Kevin Cox said. Shares rose 2.6% to $8.79 in premarket trading. The company said it will offer a limited-time lump-sum payment option to about 100,000 former employees who have not yet started their monthly pension plan payments.

Del Monte foods closing 2 more plants, laying off hundreds

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/del-monte-foods-closing-two-more-us-plants-laying-off-hundreds/

Del Monte Foods is closing two manufacturing plants and selling two others, affecting more than 800 jobs.

Company executives (say the company) is streamlining its domestic operations amid headwinds that include U.S. tariffs on China and rising metal costs.

Food manufacturers announced nearly 16,000 layoffs in the first seven months of the year, the highest for the period since 2009.


Just sayin'.
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