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Biden revokes Trump report promoting 'patriotic education' President Joe Biden revoked a recent Trump administration report that aimed to promote “patriotic education” in schools but that historians mocked and rejected as political propaganda.

Biden revokes Trump report promoting 'patriotic education'

Untitled. Greta Thunberg hits back at Mnuchin criticism over climate crisis. DAVOS, Switzerland — Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg hit back at Steven Mnuchin on Thursday, after the Treasury Secretary suggested she needed to study economics at college before lecturing the U.S. on fossil fuel investments.

Greta Thunberg hits back at Mnuchin criticism over climate crisis

“My gap year ends in August, but it doesn’t take a college degree in economics to realise that our remaining 1,5° carbon budget and ongoing fossil fuel subsidies and investments don’t add up,” the 17-year-old said via Twitter. “So either you tell us how to achieve this mitigation or explain to future generations and those already affected by the climate emergency why we should abandon our climate commitments,” she added. Mnuchin had criticized Thunberg’s financial credentials at the World Economic Forum earlier in the day. Speaking to reporters during a press briefing, Mnuchin was asked whether the world’s largest economy should completely and immediately divest from fossil fuels. FABRICE COFFRINI | AFP via Getty Images. Barr invited to meet DoJ officials on day he submitted memo critical of Mueller. William Barr was invited to meet justice department officials last summer, on the same day he submitted an “unsolicited” memo that heavily criticized special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into obstruction of justice by Donald Trump.

Barr invited to meet DoJ officials on day he submitted memo critical of Mueller

Barr, who was a private attorney at the time, met the officials for lunch three weeks later and was then nominated to serve as Trump’s attorney general about six months later. The revelation about the meeting, which was arranged by Steve Engel, the head of the Office of Legal Counsel at the Department of Justice, and which has not previously been publicly disclosed, raises new questions about whether the White House’s decision to hire Barr was influenced by private discussions he had about his legal views on Mueller’s investigation.

FBI releases documents on Trump Organization after years of resistance. The FBI published documents offering a glimpse of attention paid to Donald Trump’s real estate company over the past four decades on Tuesday, following years of resistance.

FBI releases documents on Trump Organization after years of resistance

A pair of subpoenas for testimony to a federal grand jury in Manhattan, which were accepted by attorneys who worked for the Trump Organization, were among the files released under freedom of information (Foia) laws. But the name of the people called as witnesses and the federal crimes alleged to have been broken in the November 1985 case were redacted, along with hundreds of other details across 149 pages that were published following requests by reporters. Also among the released files was an FBI report on a threat made against the life of a New York City official who was refusing to give Trump a tax break. The Pants on Fire claim that two courts backed Trump's claim of no collusion with Russia. Did Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis get a "historic commitment" from Trump for Hurricane Michael aid?

Yes, President Trump, Congress also investigated Barack Obama. Border barrier did not drive down crime in El Paso, Texas. ‘The devastation of human life is in view’: what a burning world tells us about climate change. I have never been an environmentalist.

‘The devastation of human life is in view’: what a burning world tells us about climate change

I don’t even think of myself as a nature person. I’ve lived my whole life in cities, enjoying gadgets built by industrial supply chains I hardly think twice about. I’ve never gone camping, not willingly anyway, and while I always thought it was basically a good idea to keep streams clean and air clear, I also accepted the proposition that there was a trade-off between economic growth and cost to nature – and figured, well, in most cases I’d go for growth. I’m not about to personally slaughter a cow to eat a hamburger, but I’m also not about to go vegan. In these ways – many of them, at least – I am like every other American who has spent their life fatally complacent, and wilfully deluded, about climate change, which is not just the biggest threat human life on the planet has ever faced, but a threat of an entirely different category and scale. There is almost no chance we will avoid that scenario. What is coming? It gets worse. The Wall is Killing People - by Stats.

Trump says he didn't say Mexico would write US a check for border wall. But he did. Trump gets facts wrong on Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Donald Trump falsely says there's 'never' been so many border apprehensions. RNC Misleads on ‘Immoral’ Democratic Bill. Republican National Committee tweets in recent days have attacked a Democratic-sponsored bill in the House as “immoral” because it “would spend $54 billion taxpayer dollars on foreign countries” but not address “the border crisis here at home.” But that’s the same amount that Republican-controlled appropriations committees approved in June for the State Department’s operations and programs, which includes foreign assistance.

The misleading tweets from the RNC appear to take their cue from comments made by President Donald Trump during a cabinet meeting on the day of the House vote. Trump, Jan. 3: Now, the Democrats, in the bill, want $12 billion additional for foreign aid. They want $12 billion more. It’s $54.4 billion, which is by itself a lot, but in foreign aid they want $12 billion over the $54 billion. Trump wrong on size and timing of military pay increases. No, red trees don't symbolize blood of Jesus and the resurrection. Red trees lining a hall of the White House sparked a flurry of memes shortly after the White House unveiled the Christmas decorations.

No, red trees don't symbolize blood of Jesus and the resurrection

Pushing back against comparisons to The Handmaid’s Tale and "blood trees," some people on social media defended the choice of red trees on religious grounds. "Red trees are significant to the early Christian church. In eastern Europe, the church would dye the trees red to symbolize the blood of Jesus & the resurrection," said one viral post. Readers asked PolitiFact if it was true that red trees represent the blood of Jesus and the resurrection, tying back to an eastern European tradition. Job Openings Bunk. The Republican National Committee and others have taken to claiming that the number of job openings exceeds the number of job seekers for the first time “in history,” a sweeping claim that is without factual support, and likely false.

Job Openings Bunk

It’s true that the number of unfilled job openings is now greater than the number of unemployed people for the first time on record, but records only go back 18 years. Despite what some GOP spinmeisters would have you believe, “history” didn’t start in December of 2000. That’s when the Bureau of Labor Statistics began its Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey.

And BLS says, “Prior to JOLTS, there was no economic indicator of the unmet demand for labor with which to assess the presence or extent of labor shortages in the United States. ” Make no mistake, it’s remarkable when job openings exceed the number of jobless, as happened back in March, and several times since. In North Korea, Missile Bases Suggest a Great Deception. Macron condemned the rise of nationalism in front of Trump and Putin, warning that 'old demons are reawakening'. PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron used an address to world leaders gathered in Paris for Armistice commemorations on Sunday to send a stern message about the dangers of nationalism, calling it a betrayal of moral values.

Macron condemned the rise of nationalism in front of Trump and Putin, warning that 'old demons are reawakening'

With US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin sitting just a few feet away listening to the speech via translation earpieces, Macron denounced those who evoke nationalist sentiment to disadvantage others. "Patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism: nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism," Macron said in a 20-minute address delivered from under the Arc de Triomphe to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One. "By pursuing our own interests first, with no regard to others', we erase the very thing that a nation holds most precious, that which gives it life and makes it great: its moral values. " There was no immediate response from either the White House or the Kremlin to Macron's comments. Benoit Tessier/Pool via AP. NPR Choice page. Inside What Even an Ally Calls Trump’s ‘Reality Distortion Field’

Bloomberg. Fact-checking misinformation about the migrant caravan. Misinformation about a migrant caravan heading to the United States is spreading on Facebook and other social media platforms with users sharing false or misleading memes and posts that paint a skewed version of the facts.

Fact-checking misinformation about the migrant caravan

PolitiFact has fact-checked many of those claims. A hurricane about to strike the caravan? False. That viral image purportedly showing caravan migrants on top of a train? False. Trump Engaged in Suspect Tax Schemes as He Reaped Riches From His Father. President Trump participated in dubious tax schemes during the 1990s, including instances of outright fraud, that greatly increased the fortune he received from his parents, an investigation by The New York Times has found.

Mr. Trump won the presidency proclaiming himself a self-made billionaire, and he has long insisted that his father, the legendary New York City builder Fred C. 4 Ways Fred Trump Made Donald Trump and His Siblings Rich. In Donald J.

4 Ways Fred Trump Made Donald Trump and His Siblings Rich

Trump’s version of how he got rich, he was the master dealmaker who parlayed an initial $1 million loan from his father into a $10 billion empire. It was his guts and gumption that overcame setbacks, and his father, Fred C. Trump, was simply a cheerleader. 11 Takeaways From The Times’s Investigation Into Trump’s Wealth. Tax records also reveal that at the peak of Mr. Trump’s financial distress, in 1990, his father extracted an extraordinary sum — nearly $50 million — from his empire. While The Times could find no evidence that Fred Trump made any significant debt payments, charitable donations or personal expenditures, there are indications that he wanted plenty of cash on hand to bail out his son if need be. That was what happened at Trump’s Castle casino, where an $18.4 million bond payment was due in December 1990. Fred Trump dispatched a trusted bookkeeper to Atlantic City with checks to buy $3.5 million in casino chips without placing a bet.

4 Ways Fred Trump Made Donald Trump and His Siblings Rich. Trump tweet labels anti-Kavanaugh protesters as 'paid professionals' Donald Trump condemned protesters who have turned out in droves to oppose the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the supreme court, calling them “elevator screamers” funded by professional interest groups. The thousands of protesters descending on the Capitol have included sexual assault survivors pleading with senators by highlighting their own past traumas, but the president dismissed them on Friday as insincere. “The very rude elevator screamers are paid professionals only looking to make Senators look bad. Don’t fall for it!” He said on Twitter. “Also, look at all of the professionally made identical signs.

Some critics saw antisemitic overtones in Trump’s tweet referencing George Soros, a billionaire liberal activist who is Jewish. Donald Trump: GOP just passed veteran's Choice after 44-year wait. Actually, it's 4 years old. President Donald Trump has been barnstorming for Republicans in the midterms. On Oct. 1 he landed in Johnson City, Tenn., to help U.S. Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn, covering familiar ground about the improving economy. He touted securing $716 billion for the military, and he gave Republicans credit for giving veterans a new health care option.

Trump participated in ‘dubious’ tax schemes in the 1990s, explosive NYT report says. NEW YORK — The New York Times reported Tuesday that President Donald Trump received at least $413 million from his father over the decades, much of that through dubious tax dodges, including outright fraud. The News Literacy Project is teaching kids to stop fake news click 2x.

U.S. Not Ranked the 'Cleanest' Country. Did the U.S. have a record tax haul after Trump tax cuts spurred economic growth? Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change. Lies and Truth in the Era of Trump. How the US economy is doing now in four charts. Donald Trump's 'missing' server comments get all of the details wrong. Trump keeps saying his father was born in Germany – he wasn't. Like any wise leader, Donald Trump knows bad news should always be followed with a compliment.

Donald Trump off-base in describing GDP growth on his watch. I’ve Been Reporting on MS-13 for a Year. Here Are the 5. The health impact of separating migrant children from parents. Media playback is unsupported on your device Paediatric and child trauma experts are sounding the alarm that separating migrant children from their parents at the US border can cause serious physical and psychological damage. As more stories emerge about children being separated from their parents at the border between Mexico and the US, doctors and scientists are warning that there could be long-term, irreversible health impacts on children if they're not swiftly reunited. The head of the American Academy of Pediatrics went so far as to call the policy "child abuse" and against "everything we stand for as paediatricians".

FactChecking Trump's Energy Boasts click 2x. Lie Gate – Dave Pell. The NRA is Holding the Smoking Gun that Connects Trump to Russia. Fact-checking President Trump’s reasons for leaving the Iran nuclear deal. Trump’s denials that he stayed overnight in Russia are falling apart. Unroll. Pants On Fire for Trump's claim about 'serious voter fraud' in California. Donald Trump 'just ended welfare' for immigrants? That's False. An Unprecedented President: Does the Emoluments Clause Apply to Trump? - by Allyson Shwed. Here's what's wrong about Donald Trump's attack on Canada trade deficit. No, Mr. President, California is not ‘begging’ for a wall. Ryan Zinke wrong that gas prices are down 40% under Trump. Donald Trump at CPAC gives misleading impression about immigration, MS-13.

Donald Trump's Pants on Fire claim about 'treason' Carter Page Touted Russia Contacts in 2013 Letter. What Happened to All the Jobs Trump Promised? Donald Trump’s unsubstantiated claims about chain migration, NYC terror suspect. The Washington Post’s ongoing database of President Trump’s false or misleading claims during his first year in office. - Washington Post. PolitiFact - Donald Trump's repeated "chain migration"... Mexico isn't the deadliest country in the world, as Trump said.

Wall Street, Not American Solar, Stands to Gain From Trump Tariffs. Lobbyists Romp in Trump’s Washington. MoCA Test Trump says shows he is "mentally fit" 73 days of golf: Trump's first year – in numbers. There's a strong case to make that Trump is a big reason for the government shutdown. Philomena Cunk and Barry Shitpeas on Donald Trump. “Stable Genius” – Let’s Go to the Data – Factbl.og. The dam of denial has broken. Donald Trump says there's 'substantial evidence of voter fraud.' There isn't. Trump Stretches Meaning of Deregulation in Touting Achievements. Trump Signed 96 Laws In 2017. Here Is What They Do And How They Measure Up. Pick them from a bin? Donald Trump mischaracterizes diversity visa lottery.

What you need to know about Hillary Clinton, Russia, and uranium. Will the GOP tax bill cost Donald Trump 'a fortune'? No. Trump Slammed Obama for Spending Christmas Away From the White House, but He's Doing Exactly the Same. Trump wrongly says end of mandate is 'essentially' Obamacare repeal. The One Thing We Should Always Remember About Donald Trump. U.S. Handled Puerto Rico Hurricane Aftermath Badly, Says Refugee Group.

Donald Trump's misleading claims in the Kate Steinle case, fact-checked. Trump misses mark on Missouri unemployment rate. 'Dirty dossier' on Donald Trump is probably credible, says former MI6 boss. 2017 Lie of the Year: Russian election interference is a 'made-up story' Trump’s Lies vs. Obama’s. All Taxes statements that are False. Jeff Sessions exaggerates claim about 'sanctuary' policies and violating federal law. Donald Trump wrong that no tax cuts passed since Reagan. Donald Trump's Pants on Fire claim about the estate tax, small businesses and farms.

Will the GOP tax bill cost Donald Trump 'a fortune'? No. Does The Republican Tax Bill Include a Loophole Benefitting Golf Course Owners? 'These Are Not The Actions of an Innocent Man' Trump’s Trade Policies Keep Backfiring. The Facts on America’s Immigrant and Visitor Vetting System. Trump wrongly says Manafort crimes came years before he joined the campaign. The Many Pieces of Evidence Suggesting Trump Obstructed Justice.