background preloader

GOVERNMENT

Facebook Twitter

Inability to Speak English No Longer Considered in Federal Disability Programs. The U.S.

Inability to Speak English No Longer Considered in Federal Disability Programs

Social Security Administration (SSA) has removed a Carter-era rule that makes lacking proficiency in English a factor when determining who qualifies to receive federal disability benefits. The new SSA regulation, “Removing the Inability to Communicate in English as an Education Category,” updates a disability rule that remained unchanged since it was first introduced in 1978. From April 27 the SSA will no longer consider a person’s “inability to communicate in English” when reviewing applications, for both Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. Social Security Commissioner Andrew Saul said in a Feb. 24 press release that the removal of the English rule was made because being unable to read, write, or speak English is not as much of a barrier it used to be in American society during the 1970s.

GOP

SOTU 2-4-2020. ECONOMY. PENTAGON. Ben Carson offers a prayer before Trump’s Cabinet meeting. Below is a report that DML News gives a 3 OUT OF 4 STARS trustworthiness rating.

Ben Carson offers a prayer before Trump’s Cabinet meeting

We base this rating on the following criteria: Provides named sources Reported by more than one notable outlet Does not insert opinion or leading words Includes supporting video, direct statements, or photos Click here to read more about our rating system. President Trump held a meeting in the White House Monday morning with his Cabinet members. The president responded to a number of questions from reporters regarding the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria, the impeachment inquiry, and a wide of other topics.

Video footage of the meeting was released afterwards. WATCH the prayer below: Stephanie Grisham responds to Anderson Cooper segment blasting her - Business Insider. Anderson Cooper made fun of White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham's response to a question on an alleged "quid pro quo" arrangement on Friday, suggesting she see the hit Broadway musical "Hamilton" if she thought White House press conferences could be characterized as "theater.

Stephanie Grisham responds to Anderson Cooper segment blasting her - Business Insider

"In response, Grisham told Business Insider that "I think CNN has lost sight of the fact that we are human beings. Just as Anderson Cooper has a job to do, working for a company he is proud of, so do I. I also imagine he has a personal life, where he has to juggle quite a bit — and the same goes for me. " CNN's Anderson Cooper derided White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham on Friday, suggesting that she see the Broadway musical "Hamilton" before calling Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney's comments on an alleged quid pro quo deal with Ukraine "theater.

" In response, Grisham told Business Insider in an email that "I think CNN has lost sight of the fact that we are human beings. Harold Finch Comments on a Tale of Two Pictures (Me, too) Intrepid independent researcher @NameRedacted was suspended multiple times on Twitter for what amounted to hurting the feelings of leftists and challenging their blatant lies.

Harold Finch Comments on a Tale of Two Pictures (Me, too)

In his final incarnation, he was “Harold Finch,” and after being suspended for the final time has subsequently moved to Telegram where he runs a repository consisting of important factoids, linked articles, and personal commentary available to the masses. He can be found here. Sometimes his poignant commentary deserves a much wider audience, and San Fran Nan’s staged walkout of the meeting with President Trump the other day provided the impetus for this blast. Trump lashes out at Pelosi as she visits Jordan to discuss Syria. Foxy Nancy leads a 'bipartisan' delegation to Jordan to do what exactly? Did you hear about Nancy Pelosi’s “bipartisan” trip in Jordan to discuss Syria and the cease-fire?

Foxy Nancy leads a 'bipartisan' delegation to Jordan to do what exactly?

Apparently, Democrats really, really care about Kurds. These are the same people who were happy when Obama left Kurds to die in Iraq. That really was a genocidal situation with 30,000 Kurds dying in the end. Democrats and the NY Times were willing to allow it to punish George W. Bush. Speaker Nancy Pelosi has traveled to Jordan to meet with the Jordanian king for “vital” discussions about the Turkish incursion into Syria and other regional challenges, amid uncertainty about whether an American-brokered cease-fire with Turkey in northern Syria was holding, the New York Times wrote. Democrat-Controlled House Passed Bill with 'Quid Pro Quo' on Election Interference.

But the Democrat-controlled U.S.

Democrat-Controlled House Passed Bill with 'Quid Pro Quo' on Election Interference

House of Representatives passed a bill in September that imposes restrictions on transactions with Russia until it had been cleared of election interference. The House bill amended an earlier Senate bill — S. 1790, the “National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020” — that required the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) to investigate possible Russian interference in elections. Mark Levin: This is how we know Pelosi & Schumer's walkout was 'staged' Wednesday on the radio, LevinTV host Mark Levin commented on Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s “staged” walkout of a meeting with President Trump.

Mark Levin: This is how we know Pelosi & Schumer's walkout was 'staged'

“I’ve had several discussions with the president over the course of a few years, and he’s a kibitzer, and he jokes and he needles, and as I wasn’t there, but Kevin McCarthy and a number of Republicans were there, and they say it was Schumer and Pelosi, particularly Pelosi, who was rude to the president,” Levin said. He added that Schumer and Pelosi are each a “serial pathological liar.”

“So even some of the Democrats stayed behind. And yet Pelosi and Schumer walked out. That’s how I know it’s staged — or all the Democrats would have walked out. Listen: Mark Levin convinced Pelosi, Schumer walkout all ‘staged’ for eager media. Radio and television host Mark Levin called out the “staged” walkout of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer during a meeting with President Trump.

Mark Levin convinced Pelosi, Schumer walkout all ‘staged’ for eager media

Levin spoke about what was really behind the tantrum-throwing by the Democratic leaders, including House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, who stormed out of the White House meeting on Wednesday and accused the president of being mean to them. (Source: Soundcloud) “I’ve had several discussions with the president over the course of a few years,” Levin said on his show Wednesday after playing an audio clip of Schumer’s whining.

“He’s a kibitzer, and he jokes and he needles,” Levin said of Trump, “and as I wasn’t there, but Kevin McCarthy and a number of Republicans were there, and they say it was Schumer and Pelosi, particularly Pelosi, who was rude to the president.” While Admin secures a cease-fire, Nervous Nancy & the House act stupidly. Vice President Pence and Secretary Pompeo secured a cease-fire agreement with Turkey and Kurds, following a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara Thursday.

While Admin secures a cease-fire, Nervous Nancy & the House act stupidly

Kurds have 120 hours to retreat from the 20-mile safe zone Turkey wants. Turkey has been victimized by the PKK Kurds. No one is innocent in this age-old battle. Once the Kurds retreat, the cease-fire becomes permanent. The Turks agree to work with the US to fight ISIS. US and Turkey 'agree deal for five-day ceasefire' Mike Pence announces he has agreed a five-day ceasefire with Turkey to allow Kurds to leave the 'safe zone' in Syria - handing Erdogan a 'buffer zone' along the border Vice President Mike Pence announced the United States and Turkey have reached a deal to suspend Ankara's operations in northern Syria for five dayHe and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spent more than four hours meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in order to get a dealCeasefire will reportedly last for 120 hours to allow a withdrawal from safe zone Following news, President Donald Trump tweeted 'millions of lives will be saved' By Emily Goodin, U.s.

US and Turkey 'agree deal for five-day ceasefire'

Politcal Reporter For Dailymail.com and James Wood For Mailonline. Barr: Religious Freedom ‘Indispensable to Free System of Government' In an address Friday to the Law School and the de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame, Barr, a Catholic, reflected on the importance of religious liberty in America, and how the Framers fashioned the Constitution expressly for a time such as the 21st century, when a cultural firestorm has gripped the nation. The attorney general contrasted America’s great challenge today with one it faced in the 20th century: There had always been the question whether a democracy so solicitous of individual freedom could stand up against a regimented totalitarian state.That question was answered with a resounding “yes” as the United States stood up against and defeated, first fascism, and then communism.But in the 21st century, we face an entirely different kind of challenge.The challenge we face is precisely what the Founding Fathers foresaw would be our supreme test as a free society.They never thought the main danger to the republic came from external foes.

House GOP Leader McCarthy: 'Unbecoming' Pelosi Stormed Out of Meeting with Trump. House GOP Leader McCarthy: 'Unbecoming' Pelosi Stormed Out of Meeting with Trump. Democrats angrily walk out of White House meeting after Trump 'meltdown' WASHINGTON — Democratic leaders in Congress on Wednesday angrily walked out of a White House meeting with President Donald Trump after he had a "meltdown," according to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

"What we witnessed on the part of the president was a meltdown. Sad to say," Pelosi told reporters outside the White House with House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. Trump to reinstate $150M in aid to Central America. Outgoing Department of Homeland Security head Kevin McAleenan plans to announce during a trip to Central America this week the reinstatement of foreign aid that President Trump previously demanded be withheld, according to government documents obtained by the Washington Examiner. McAleenan, the acting secretary of DHS, is slated to formally announce the United States is reinstating roughly $150 million in aid to El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. The forthcoming aid is primarily through Defense and State Department programs that support newly signed agreements McAleenan has recently entered with leaders from each of the three countries.

The deals focus on addressing surges in recent years in the number of people from countries other than Mexico arriving at the southern border, as well as the underlying causes prompting hundreds of thousands to leave since last October. Army hero shot in head searching for deserter Bowe Bergdahl dies at 46 of complications from wound.

Retired Army Master Sergeant Mark Allen died Oct. 12 due to complications from a headshot wound he sustained in 2009 while searching for Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl in Afghanistan. Allen was 46 years old. He leaves behind a wife and two children, according to an online funeral announcement. Allen was shot in the head during the search mission for Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. Army sergeant who deserted his unit in Afghanistan in 2009. Decriminalizing The Sex Trade In DC Empowers Pimps And Endangers Women Of Color, Activists Say. Washington, D.C., lawmakers will vote Oct. 17 on decriminalizing the sex trade, including pimping, purchasing sex and operating brothels.

The legislation comes as four presidential candidates back decriminalizing sex work. Activists warn that this legislation would empower pimps and endanger vulnerable women and children. As District of Columbia lawmakers prepare to vote on decriminalizing the sex trade in the nation’s capital, activists warn that such legislation would empower pimps and endanger vulnerable women. D.C. Pelosi announces joint resolution pact with Lindsey Graham to 'overturn' Trump’s 'dangerous decision' immediately.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that she joined forces with Sen.

CENSUS

CIA. COURTS. DEMOCRATS. DOJ. EMPLOYMENT. ENTITLEMENTS. EPA. FBI. FRAUD. HOUSE. IRS. SENATE. SOCIAL SECURITY. UN. VETERAN AFFAIRS. Trump stands up to pressure from PM Boris Johnson to hand over US woman. 'It was a terrible accident...' The United Kingdom has asked Trump to waive the diplomatic immunity for a woman involved in the untimely death of a teen outside the U.S. intelligence base in the U.K. Harry Dunn, 19, died after a collision with a car allegedly driven by the wife of a U.S. diplomat. Anne Sacoolas reportedly fled the U.K. for the U.S. after the horrible incident, using the diplomatic immunity she gained through her husband for protection.

Trump defended Sacoolas minutes after Prime Minister Boris Johnson asked him that her immunity be waived so that she can be tried in the U.K. courts, the Daily Mail reported. “Those are the opposite roads. EU Leader Warns 'No Deal Brexit Will Collapse the UK' On 10th October 2019 @ 12.00pm © press. Dow jumps 300 points after Trump says US has trade deal with China that will come in phases. Stocks rallied on Friday after President Donald Trump said China and the U.S. reached the first phase of a substantial trade deal that delays tariff hikes that were set to kick in next week.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average surged 319.92 points, or 1.2% to close at 26,816.59, led by Apple which surged to an all-time high. Man Accidentally Uncovered Top Secret Government Facility. Did Donald Trump Just Say He Was Going To End The Wars In The Middle East? Earlier today, on October 9, 2019, United States President Donald Trump made a surprising Facebook post that that stunned voters on both sides of the aisle. Speaking on the numerous wars that the United States military is currently fighting in the Middle East, Trump promised to ‘slowly and carefully’ begin the process of bringing American soldiers home.

Devin Nunes: Lawmakers investigating rumors of ‘strange requests’ to monitor journalists. America’s richest 400 families now pay a lower tax rate than the middle class. US takes control of two British ‘Beatles’ accused of ISIS torture and execution of American hostages. Newsom mocks photo of Defense officials with Trump: 'The diversity is truly overwhelming' Defense Intelligence Agency Employee Arrested for Alleged Leaking. The employee, Henry Kyle Frese, 30, possessed top-secret clearance at the DIA, and is alleged to have leaked classified information, including details of weapons systems, to two journalists in 2018 and 2019. Defense Intelligence Agency Employee Arrested for Alleged Leaking.

Kent: Why President Trump Should Follow His Gut on Foreign Policy. Mike Pompeo announces ‘visa restrictions on Chinese government and Communist Party officials’ with role in persecution of Muslim minorities. Trump administration expected to announce exit from 'Open Skies' treaty. U.S. unemployment rate hits 50-year low of 3.5% - lowest since 1969. Judicial Watch Court Victory: Ruling Strikes Down California’s Attempt to Require Candidates to Disclose Tax Returns. Patricia Hewitt called for age of consent to be lowered to ten. VIDEO: Saudis say weapons debris prove Iran behind oil attack, US denounces 'act of war' New Photo Leaked of Canadian PM Justin Trudeau wearing "Brownface" Farmers prosper in spite of Trump's trade battle with China. Top Democrat attempts to block Trump from paying farm bailout money.

Lt. Gen. Boykin: Death of Bin Laden's son 'psychological setback,' not 'lethal blow' to Al Qaeda. US Beats Saudi Arabia, Becomes Top Oil Exporter In the World. Trump admin pushes back on report claiming slow efforts to combat human trafficking. TRUMP TWEETS: Netanyahu and possible defense treaty, the Taliban’s ‘big mistake,’ MAGA vs KAG and more. Rashida Tlaib Calls Former ICE Chief ‘Ruthless And Inhumane’ In Fiery Hearing Exchange. Ex-ICE director rebukes Dem in hearing clash: ‘I’ve forgotten more about this issue than you’ll ever know’

Federal court orders VA to reimburse billions for vets' emergency costs at other hospitals. Supreme Court Lets New Trump Asylum Restrictions Take Effect. Trump Sends 9/11 Warning to Taliban, Vows To 'Use Power the Likes of Which the United States Has Never Used Before' if Necessary. Trump Was Right: Feds Nab Top FEMA Admin. in Massive Puerto Rico, Hurricane Maria Corruption Scam. John Bolton out as Nat. Security Advisor, and trouble out of the gates. Senator Graham Reveals Trump's Possible Bolton Replacements. White House leak wars may have claimed John Bolton. Ex-FEMA officials, contractor accused of fraud in Puerto Rico hurricane relief efforts. Former FEMA official arrested by FBI for allegedly taking bribes amid Hurricane Maria recovery efforts. VIDEO: ISIS island destroyed by 80,000 lbs of bombs in airstrike. US lifts ban on old-style light bulbs. Trump's Tight Labor Market Wins 'Dream Jobs' for Disabled Americans. Trump calls off secret Camp David peace talks with Taliban leaders.

Black Unemployment Hits Record Low, Black-White Unemployment Gap Shrinks to Smallest Ever. Eric Swalwell shouted down by House chairwoman and Republicans after cursing on floor. Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. Voice Of America Currently Employs A Former Russian Anti-U.S. Propagandist. Job-Hopping Young Workers Getting Huge Wage Gains, Says Business Center. Surabian: Jerome Powell’s War on the Trump Economy Gives China the Upper Hand. Violence in Chicago leaves two dead, 11 injured. Big Trump Win: Trump Secures Trade Deal Opening Japan For U.S. Agricultural Products.

Trudeau Gives $700 Million Annually For GLOBAL Abortion, Canadian Household Debt At ALL-TIME High. Kudlow denies reports of discord at G-7 over trade war with China. BREAKING: MASSIVE Fentanyl Shipment From China Seized In Mexico...Enough Fentanyl To Kill Estimated 7 BILLION. Liberals Furious After Town Votes Down Historic ‘Name Change’ Graham warns withdrawing from Afghanistan will lead to ‘another 9/11’ Trump pivots, calls Danish PM a ‘wonderful woman’ after latest conversation. TRUMP TWEET: Presses Congress to ‘save lives’ on mass shootings, talks ongoing.

18 Attorneys General Oppose Trump Rule on Rapid Deportations. Mitch McConnell warns Dems not to change filibuster: 'You'll regret this' Report: Chinese Missiles Could Wipe Out U.S. Pacific Bases. Bokhari: The Koch-Soros Alliance to Censor the Internet. Barack Obama Barred A Member Of The Israeli Knesset From Visiting US In 2012. Bill Barr removes federal prisons chief after Jeffrey Epstein’s death.