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Trump says GOP election loss will mean big stock market losses

  • 8:05 pm Wednesday, October 31st, 2018 by Jamie Dupree

Just before leaving for the first of his final eleven campaign rallies in the last dash to Election Day, President Donald Trump said if Republicans lose in the mid-term elections next week, then that will definitely have a very negative impact on the stock markets and for average American investors on Wall Street.

“If the mid-terms for some reason don’t do so well for Republicans, I think you all are going to lose a lot of money,” the President said at an event on jobs at the White House.

“I hate to say that – I think you’re going to lose a [More]

Trump vows court fight over birthright citizenship, but plans for executive order unclear

  • 12:06 pm Wednesday, October 31st, 2018 by Jamie Dupree

President Donald Trump on Wednesday again called for an end to birthright citizenship for those born in the U.S. to the parents of illegal immigrants, declaring on Twitter that the issue would ultimately be decided by the courts, but it wasn’t clear if the President would actually issue any order on the subject in the days leading up to the 2018 mid-term elections, as Mr. Trump sparred with Republicans who weren’t on board with his idea.

“I will keep our Country safe,” the President said in a flurry of morning tweets. “This case will be settled by the United States Supreme [More]

Final Trump campaign blitz focuses on Senate, Governor, not House

  • 4:00 am Wednesday, October 31st, 2018 by Jamie Dupree

As President Donald Trump begins a final six day, eight state campaign swing before the 2018 mid-term elections, a review of his schedule shows a series of stops which are focused more on maintaining control of the U.S. Senate, and preserving states with Republican Governors in Ohio, Georgia, and Florida – with GOP efforts to save the U.S. House taking a back seat.

The President begins his work with a Halloween evening rally in Fort Myers, Florida, wrapping up next Monday with a final three state blitz in Ohio, Indiana, and Missouri.

Here’s what to look for over the next six days:

1. [More]

Special Counsel asks FBI to investigate scheme against Mueller

  • 4:02 pm Tuesday, October 30th, 2018 by Jamie Dupree

The Office of Special Counsel Robert Mueller said Tuesday that it had referred to the FBI allegations that conservative activists had tried to pay money to women to get them to falsely claim that they had been sexually assaulted by Mueller, who is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 elections, and any ties to the Trump Campaign.

“When we learned last week of allegations that women were offered money to make false claims about the Special Counsel, we immediately referred the matter to the FBI for investigation,” said Peter Carr, a spokesman for the Special Counsel’s office.

A series of reporters came [More]

Trump immigration birthright plan would face certain legal challenge

  • 8:02 am Tuesday, October 30th, 2018 by Jamie Dupree

President Donald Trump’s declaration that his administration can end birthright citizenship in the United States by an executive order drew immediate scorn from legal and political circles on Tuesday, as critics of the President – along with some Republicans in Congress – said such an action could only be done by an amendment to the Constitution – not a simple order signed by a President, as Democrats said it was simply a political stunt before the mid-term elections.

“You cannot end birthright citizenship with an executive order,” House Speaker Paul Ryan told WVLK, a radio station in Lexington, Kentucky, on Tuesday [More]

With caravan 1,000 miles away, Pentagon moving troops to southern border

  • 10:36 pm Monday, October 29th, 2018 by Jamie Dupree

Following public warnings by President Donald Trump that a group of migrants from Central America should not try to get into the United States, the Pentagon announced Monday that it was deploying up to 5,000 active-duty troops along the Mexican border in coming weeks, in part to deter a caravan of illegal immigrants from Central America which is nearly 1,000 miles away in southern Mexico, as Democrats said the move was nothing but a politics in the days before the mid-term elections for Congress.

‘I think the President has made it clear that border security is national security,” said Gen. Terrence [More]

CNN gets featured in new Trump ad – minus the CNN logo

  • 5:38 pm Monday, October 29th, 2018 by Jamie Dupree

The latest television advertisement released by President Donald Trump’s campaign just before the 2018 mid-term elections touts economic growth and security under the Trump Administration, in part by using footage from a news outlet which is routinely denounced at the President’s rallies – though the campaign ad blurred out the letters “CNN” from the video.

The theme of the new ad is very simple – “Things are getting better – we can’t go back,” the Trump campaign states, as the one minute video starts by showing a television news report talking about the nation’s jobless rate falling to 3.8 percent, the [More]

15th explosive device found as mail bomb suspect appears in court

  • 1:41 pm Monday, October 29th, 2018 by Jamie Dupree

Hours before accused mail bomber Cesar Sayoc was to appear in a federal court in Florida on charges of sending suspected explosive devices to prominent Democrats and critics of the Trump Administration, a new device was found in a postal facility in Atlanta which was addressed to the headquarters of CNN.

Like the other packages sent last week, the envelope featured six ‘Forever’ flag stamps, and a return address of the district office of Rep. Debbie Wasserman Shultz (D-FL).

In a tweet, the FBI confirmed that it was like the other devices intercepted last week, which FBI Director Christopher Wray last week [More]

Early voter turnout shows very strong interest in 2018 elections

  • 9:03 pm Sunday, October 28th, 2018 by Jamie Dupree

While both parties debate which side has the edge so far in early voting for the November elections, there is not much of a debate on what’s going on in a number of states, as voters are shattering records for turnout before Election Day, signifying intense interest even in states that might not play a big role in determining which party controls the U.S. House and Senate in 2019.

Already, at least seven states have exceeded the number of early votes cast before Election Day in 2014 – and there is still time for more to surpass the turnout from the [More]

Accused synagogue shooter posted anti-Jewish, anti-immigrant conspiracy theories

  • 9:39 pm Saturday, October 27th, 2018 by Jamie Dupree

As law enforcement authorities sifted through the evidence from a mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue which left at least eleven people dead, and four police officers wounded, a review of the alleged gunman’s social media postings showed a clear hatred for Jews and immigrants, with 46 year-old Robert Bowers saying that President Donald Trump was “controlled by Jews,” and was not a nationalist.

“I can’t sit by and watch my people get slaughtered,” wrote suspect Robert Bowers shortly before he began shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue, as he singled out the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS), a group [More]