Posts by Mary Chastain  (Page 20)
 

Think Progress Editor: Trump China Ambassador from “landlocked state full of white people”

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 12:00pm 12/7/2016 at 12:00pm

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Iowa Governor Terry Branstad as Ambassador to China, who has a strong relationship with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Ian Millhiser at Think Progress took a shot at the decision because, you know, no matter what Trump does the liberals will hate it.

Millhiser responded to Trump’s pick...

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Pearl Harbor Attack: “A Date Which Will Live in Infamy”

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 10:33am 12/7/2016 at 10:33am

75 years ago today, Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. On December 8, President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered one of the most famous speeches, which the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum will display until December 31:

“Yesterday, December 7, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy — the United States...

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Pentagon Hid Study That Exposed $125 Billion in Waste

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 8:30am 12/7/2016 at 8:30am

The Washington Post has revealed that the Pentagon hid $125 billion in wasteful spending because officials feared Congress would use the evidence “to slash the defense budget.”

The study started with good intentions. Deputy Defense Secretary Robert O. Work wanted the Defense Business Board to operate the study in order to become...

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Jeff Foxworthy Pays For Mother of Three’s Groceries

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 7:50pm 12/6/2016 at 7:50pm

I love these stories! Robin McFaddon took her three sons to Publix in Georgia when she had a friendly encounter with comedian Jeff Foxworthy:

“I was coming from my son’s basketball game with my three sons and decided to go couponing at Publix in John’s Creek,” McFadden explained to FOX 5. “I...

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Father Receives Life Sentence for Toddler’s Hot Car Death

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 10:00am 12/6/2016 at 10:00am

In the summer of 2014, Justin Ross Harris left his 22-month-old son Cooper in the car for seven hours as he went to work. Harris claimed he forgot to drop Cooper off at daycare, but prosecutors revealed he sexted with numerous women, including the day his son died. A grand jury

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Will Joe Biden Run in 2020?

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 7:30am 12/6/2016 at 7:30am

Maybe! After an emotional return to the Senate, a reporter asked Vice President Joe Biden if he will run in 2020:

CNN asked him jokingly if he planned to run for office again.

“Yeah, I am. I’m going to run in 2020,” Biden responded.

When asked by reporters for what position, Biden responded, “For...

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Japanese PM Shinzo Abe Will Visit Pearl Harbor

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Posted by    Monday, December 5, 2016 at 4:00pm 12/5/2016 at 4:00pm

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will become the first leader from his country to visit Pearl Harbor since the Japanese attacked it on December 7, 1941. Fox News reported:

Abe, in a brief st...

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North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory Concedes Race to Roy Cooper

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Posted by    Monday, December 5, 2016 at 3:30pm 12/5/2016 at 3:30pm

Republican North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory has conceded the governor’s race to opponent Democrat Roy Cooper after the closest governor race in the state’s history:

“I personally believe that the majority of our citizens have spoken, and we now should do everything we can to support the 75th governor of North Carolina,...

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Now Dylann Roof Wants His Lawyers Back

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Posted by    Monday, December 5, 2016 at 2:00pm 12/5/2016 at 2:00pm

`Last week, U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel granted Dylann Roof’s request to represent himself at his trial for murdering nine black people at a church in Charleston, SC, in the summer of 2015. But now Roof wants his lawyers back during the guilt phase:

After a two-sentence formal motion filed by his...

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Another nail in coffin of EU? Italians Reject Key Referendum

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Posted by    Monday, December 5, 2016 at 11:00am 12/5/2016 at 11:00am

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has announced he will resign from his post after Italians rejected a referendum to amend the country’s 1948 constitution. Renzi said:

“Tomorrow the President of the Republic will have a meeting with me and I will hand in my resignation,” Renzi said. “I take on full responsibilities...

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China Files Protest Over Trump’s Taiwan Call

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Posted by    Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 8:00pm 12/3/2016 at 8:00pm

Has WWIII started? I thought I’d wake up to a desolate United States after the way the media treated President-elect Donald Trump’s call with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, which is the “first time a president or president-elect has spoken with the leader of Taiwan s...

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Hillary Team Once Again Blames Everyone For Her Loss

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Posted by    Friday, December 2, 2016 at 2:30pm 12/2/2016 at 2:30pm

Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government holds a forum with the presidential campaign teams every four years after the election. This year provided more entertainment than usual as Hillary Clinton’s team once again melted down and blamed everyone for her loss…everyone except her.

The prime suspects in Hillary’s team’s eyes? FBI Director...

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PHOTO: Tennessee Firemen Take First Nap Since Fighting Wildfires

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Posted by    Friday, December 2, 2016 at 10:30am 12/2/2016 at 10:30am

Fireman Adam Scott Momberger took a photo of the firefighters finally catching a nap since they started battling the fires across Tennessee.

The fires have killed seven people, injured 53 people, and destroyed 700 homes. Huge rainstorms helped the firefighters on Wednesday, but now they face “some rock and mudslides.”

As Leslie noted,...

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Virginia School System Suspends ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ ‘Huckleberry Finn’ Over Racial Slurs

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Posted by    Friday, December 2, 2016 at 8:30am 12/2/2016 at 8:30am

The Accomack County Public Schools in Virginia has suspended the classics To Kill A Mockingbird and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn over racial slurs after a parent filed a complaint:

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Buzz Aldrin Safely Removed From South Pole

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Posted by    Friday, December 2, 2016 at 7:30am 12/2/2016 at 7:30am

Medial officials have evacuated American astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, from the South Pole after he became sick on a trip to Antartica:

The 86-year-old Aldrin arrived at a hospital in Christchurch, New Zealand early Friday morning local time. According to a statement from the tour...

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White House Pressuring Cuba to Make Deals With GE, Google

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Posted by    Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 8:00pm 12/1/2016 at 8:00pm

With President-elect Donald Trump a month away from taking the White House, President Barack Obama’s administration has put pressure on Cuba’s regime to make deals with GE and Google for the companies to operate on the island:

White House officials are unsure how Mr. Trump, the president-elect, will approach Mr. Obama’s Cuba...

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Beaver Caught Christmas Shopping at Maryland Store

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Posted by    Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 6:30pm 12/1/2016 at 6:30pm

A beaver snuck into a local dollar store in Charlotte Hall, Maryland, apparently trying to find the best Christmas decorations:

According to the St. Mary’s County Sheriff Office, the beaver strolled right in through the front door and began tearing up a slew of discounted decor — but witnesses said the animal...

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