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President Trump says Sen. Durbin misrepresented discussion

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At this point, enough people who were present at the meeting in question have confirmed the accuracy of The Times' reporting to leave any doubt that Trump indeed made those remarks. " The American people will ultimately judge us on the outcome we achieve, not the process which led to it ". Trump and fellow Republicans have disputed public accounts of the discussion. Read More »

Hundreds converge on Times Square to protest racism, Donald Trump

Lindsay Graham (R-SC), according to his colleague Sen. Additionally, Sen. Lindsey Graham told fellow South Carolina Republican Sen. Cotton said Sunday on CBS' " Face the Nation " that he "didn't hear" the vulgar word used. Overall, most Americans say that building infrastructure like roads and bridges should be the highest priority for the Trump administration in 2018. Read More »

Lebanon's Anti-Israel Blacklist Will Keep Spielberg Film Out of its Theaters

The Post is certainly a movie that falls into this category, but the fantastic performances and direction help keep this film from feeling familiar. He snagged an Oscar for co-writing the screenplay, and the film won for best picture. From the men's side, the answer is a resounding no. I told him that I didn't think I could sit through the movie and once again be reminded of what went down in Vietnam. Read More »

Cuomo's budget spurs conversation on legalizing recreational marijuana

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Robert Mujica, Cuomo's budget director, said the switch would be voluntary for businesses. His two main ideas - to shift from an income tax paid by workers to a payroll tax paid by employers, and to let municipalities set up charitable funds to which taxpayers would make deductible donations in lieu of taxes - are intriguing. Read More »

Trump Defends Border Demands Amid Shutdown Deadline

Senators Michael Bennet of Colorado and Joe Manchin of West Virginia said over the weekend that they don't believe Democrats should shut down the government over DACA . Mr. Trump ended protective status for 250,000 Salvadorans this week. This is what you need to know about TPS. In 2016, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton won two-thirds of the Latino vote and 89 percent of the black vote, according to exit polls . Read More »

Winter storm warning issued for Houston area

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You should slow down and have winter-weather supplies in your vehicles. "The reason we have an advisory instead of a warning is just because of the amount of snow we expect", Satterwhite said. Those shopping at the Marble Falls H-E-B on January 15 were greeted with sparse grocery aisles, like this soup section, as residents reacted to a Winter Storm Warning by the National Weather Service for the following day. Read More »

US again accepting DACA renewal requests after judge bucks Trump

They don't want security at the border, there are people pouring in. "Nobody really wants it on either side". Now that some 700,000 DACA folks can regain their protections and permission to work in the US, there's less actual urgency. Republican Senator Jeff Flake said Sunday he was told about the remarks by colleagues who attended the meeting, before the news reports emerged. Everyone except a few people on the far fringe knows it would be wrong to deport these 800,000 so-called ... Read More »

Titans, Head Coach Mike Mularkey Agree To "Part Ways"

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On Monday, two head-coaching spots were, for all intents and purposes, filled, and another one opened up. According to ESPN , Tennessee is the first team to change coaches following a Playoff Run in 15 years. "I look forward to working with whoever the next head coach is". Get prep sports breaking news alerts from the Gwinnett Daily Post staff delivered to your email. Read More »

The North American International Auto Show

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The 2018 Detroit auto show features all the biggest automotive brands from around the world. Not all the biggest names present publicly, but many stop through for one-on-one meetings at the Cobo Center, said Muncey. Sales of new small cars also spiked after the hurricanes in Florida and Texas, when people who needed transportation quickly went for the most affordable cars they could find. Read More »

Shane Ross to miss Winter Olympics

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The North's delegates include Kwon Hyok-bong, a senior culture ministry official, as well as Hyon Song-wol, the leader of the North's all-female Moranbong music band. The Winter Olympics have fewer events than the Summer Olympics, and North Korea's athletic contingent is bound to be small because few of them qualified to compete in the games. Read More »

I'm not a racist, says Trump on vulgar talk

Senate Minority Whip Richard J. Durbin (Ill.), who was the only Democrat representative in the Oval Office meeting, said on Friday that Trump did use the vulgar word, and not just once but in several occasions. "Negotiations broke down last week after the president reportedly referred to some Caribbean and African countries as "****holes. The bill would give DACA recipients a three-year renewable legal status, but no pathway to citizenship. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ FCC Listing Spotted Ahead Of MWC

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Last year, we had seen the company cutting the bezels on top and bottom in its Galaxy S8 . It is rare for a smartphone to go on sale within the same week it has been announced and Samsung won't be bucking that trend it seems. The aspect ration of the phone is 18:5:9. The phone is also likely to offer a better audio experience what with AKG tuning the earphones as well as the stereo speakers. Read More »

Aziz Ansari Responds to Sexual Misconduct Allegation

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Grace claimed that following an initial meeting at Ansari's apartment, and a whirlwind dinner at a NY restaurant, the pair travelled back to his apartment where he reportedly began "undressing her, then he undressed himself". Ultimately, we walk a thin line that can be moved without our knowledge. The Babe article and its depiction of Ansari's behavior are opportunities to talk about how social norms around how men treat women in the workplace, on date night or over iMessage are shifting. Read More »

Bitcoin drops below $12000 to six week low and then $11000

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South Korea justice minister Park Sang-ki said on January 11: "There are great concerns regarding virtual currencies and the justice ministry is basically preparing a bill to ban cryptocurrency trading through exchanges". The Chinese authorities argue that cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin are attractive especially to illegal activities such as money laundering and fraud. Read More »

Kim Jong Un Fires Back After Trump's Nuclear Button Tweet

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The war of words increased fears of a confrontation between the USA and North Korea , which was underscored over the weekend when a false alert dispatched to cellphones in Hawaii warned of an incoming ballistic missile. There must be state and federal investigations into what occurred, and immediate corrective action taken to ensure the people in Hawaii never have to go through anything like this again. Read More »

Snow expected Tuesday into Wednesday

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But there's much uncertainty surrounding the forecast . Three to 5 inches of snow is possible in these areas. A hard freeze watch - meaning temperatures at or below 10 degrees - has been issued Tuesday night along and north of a line from Eastland to Denton to Paris. Read More »

White House doctor gives Trump 'excellent' bill of health

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Jackson said that Trump, 71, stands 6-foot-3 and weighs 239 pounds, with a resting heart rate of 68 beats per minute. That's three pounds heavier than in September 2016. By the time he left office, Obama, who, like Mr. Trump, was then examined by Jackson, had lowered his cholesterol level, improved his lean body mass through his healthy diet and daily exercise, and remained tobacco-free. Read More »

Martin Luther King celebration held at Statehouse

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Dozens of University of Houston - Downtown students spent their morning doing exactly what Martin Luther King, Jr . would've wanted them to do - serving. He dedicated himself to civil rights and other social issues, which our nation still faces to this day. "This is just another way to show that we're not just physically existing in this place but that we are a part of this larger area and community", he said. Read More »

DACA in limbo as Trump and lawmakers point fingers

Sen. John Cornyn, the second-highest ranking GOP senator, said that setting these caps has been hard so far because Democrats are attempting to attach codification of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration program, which prevents the deportation of undocumented immigrants that entered the country as minors, to the bill setting the caps. Read More »

The uplifting way people from countries Trump mocked are responding to him

He mentioned Russian Federation (3.1%) the most out of other countries, quickly followed by North Korea (3%) and China (1.9%). What Trump asked last Thursday was: "Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?" Trump supporters say a big reason why they hold their views is because he is a different kind of president and fighting the establishment. Read More »

CP3, Harden, Ariza Try to Confront Clippers After Loss

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Smith gave his two cents on Monday night's melee between the Clippers and Houston Rockets , which might have centered around Chris Paul . NBC Los Angeles reported that Griffin called the contact with D'Antoni was unintentional. The Rockets were without injured All-Star guard James Harden , but the Clippers were without injured All-Star center DeAndre Jordan . They had their homecomings in the Clippers win' December 22 at Houston. Read More »

South Africa protests to USA embassy over Trump "shithole" remark

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In a statement on Sunday, the South African international-relations department said the Trump comments were "disturbing" and "crude and offensive". He declined further comment on the U.S. president's reported remarks. "There are many reasons a president shouldn't say such a thing", the editors of the National Review said . Read More »

Watch Sarah Huckabee Sanders battle MSNBC's Hallie Jackson over Trump's FISA tweets

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By now, Washington has largely come to grips with the reality of a president who often starts and ends his day with tweets on topics that are a mystery to even his closest aides until they pop up on their smartphones. "Do we need more Haitians?'" "The president has been clear about what his priorities are in that process. I find out about them. but for our purposes, my goal, is we make sure the President is briefed up on what he's about to do". Read More »

Senators who didn't recall Trump using vulgarity backtrack

Just when you thought the lawmakers involved in that "shithole countries" meeting at the White House on Thursday hadn't covered themselves in enough shame, here comes a new development. "I want him back". Nielsen says the conversation was impassioned and the president was using tough language. According to Politico, Durbin wrote in the post, "In a "negotiation" meeting with the president, one GOP House Leader told the president: 'I can not even stand to look at you'". Read More »

Walmart is closing 63 Sam's Club locations

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Central Texas Sam's Clubs aren't among those scheduled to close , but stores in Houston , New Caney and San Antonio are. " From what I heard, there's over 260 stores that have been closed down ", Jessica Buckner said, according to KTVA . Read More »

The hubris of Donald Trump

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Local legal expert Nico Horn yesterday said Trump's comments were "extremely racist and ridiculous for a leader to say". "Let me put it to you this way - mental instability, mendacity, now bigotry". And as Piers Morgan quizzed Ivana on the alleged comment, Ivana said the president is "definitely not racist". The populations of the African countries and Haiti are mostly black. Read More »

Patriots fans excited for next game against Jacksonville Jaguars

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It takes a lot of things - a lot of good fortune, a lot of hard work ... The Patriots quickly silenced the critics with a thorough handling of the overmatched Titans. The first meeting came in the 2005 Divisional round. The Patriots capitalised and turned what would have been a three-and-out inside their own 20 into a 16-play, 91-yard drive that ended with a four-yard touchdown pass from Tom Brady to Chris Hogan . Read More »

Djokovic elbows Young out to reach second round

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On Tuesday night, he got something different. Novak Djokovic celebrated his long-awaited return to the grand slam stage with a 6-1 6-2 6-4 demolition of American Donald Young , to reach the second round of the Australian Open on Tuesday. Read More »

North Korea: Trump's button tweet 'spasm of a lunatic'

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US officials have suggested that while not invited, Russian Federation and China were generally supportive of the decision to hold a meeting in Vancouver. North Korean officials met their southern counterparts on January 9 for the first such talks in two years. "We openly said that we think this meeting is harmful", Sergey Lavrov said, echoing earlier sentiments from the Chinese government. Read More »

Following 'Shithole' Comments, Trump Insists He's Not a Racist

He tweeted earlier on Sunday that the existing program would "probably" be discontinued. According to a moment-by-moment report of the contentious White House meeting over immigration reform, the Washington Post is reporting that White House Chief of Staff John Kelly had President Donald Trump's ear and convinced him to scuttle a bipartisan deal on DACA. Read More »