Report: KKK chapters drop steeply despite ‘hate group’ surge

February 22, 2018 wpanews 0

  The number of Ku Klux Klan chapters in the U.S. is plummeting as a new generation of khaki-clad racists rejects hoods and robes for a “hipper” brand of hate, according to a report Wednesday by an organization that tracks far-right extremists. The Southern Poverty Law Center said its count of Klan groups fell from 130 in 2016 to 72 last year, despite a surge of activity in the broader […] READ MORE

Dems flip Kentucky House seat held by lawmaker who killed himself | Fox News

February 21, 2018 wpanews 0

  Democrats gained a seat in the Kentucky House of Representatives Tuesday after a special election following the suicide of a GOP lawmaker who had faced sexual assault allegations. Linda Belcher, a retired teacher and former Democratic state lawmaker, soundly defeated Rebecca Johnson, who was attempting to serve out the remainder of her late husband’s term. Belcher had lost to Dan Johnson by fewer than 200 votes in 2016. Source: […] READ MORE

Reactions to My Appearance on Fox News Sunday

February 20, 2018 wpanews 0

RUSH: I just want to share with you some headlines from print media about my appearance yesterday. RUSH: I was overwhelmed with email reaction to Fox News Sunday yesterday, more than ever. I’m hard-pressed to figure out why. I think it’s probably ’cause I don’t do these things very often and we’re in the midst of massive audience growth and so forth, but I just want to thank everybody. And even those […] READ MORE

Pennsylvania Supreme Court issues new congressional map, which could benefit Dems | Fox News

February 20, 2018 wpanews 0

Pennsylvania’s high court issued a new congressional district map for the state’s 2018 elections Monday, the latest attempt to carve out voting boundaries in time for the state’s May 15 primary. Candidates can start circulating petitions to run in their new district in a little over a week, Feb. 27. Pennsylvania has seen a surge in interest in running for Congress with six incumbents elected in 2016 not running again […] READ MORE

California Assemblywoman Christina Garcia Fired Staffer For Not Playing Spin The Bottle

February 19, 2018 wpanews 14

A complaint filed by the staffer’s lawyer stated Garcia was “very disparaging to the staff and others, used vulgar language, discussed topics inappropriate for the workplace and showed herself to be very vindictive in nature.” A complaint that was posted online by employee J. David Kernick’s lawyer Saturday stated during his time as a field representative in Garcia’s employment, she was “very disparaging to the staff and others, used vulgar language, discussed topics […] READ MORE

The Real History of President’s Day

February 19, 2018 wpanews 0

Today is President’s Day, a holiday celebrated every year on the third Monday in February. It’s a day to honor all of our great nation’s presidents, but it started out as a celebration of one president in particular. I’ll give you a hint: he chopped down his dad’s cherry tree (not really), he had wooden teeth, and he crossed the Delaware river like a boss. In the 1960s, Congress came […] READ MORE

Activists crash BAFTAs in protest of British domestic violence bill | Fox News

February 19, 2018 wpanews 0

Female activists backing the Time’s Up” movement took to the 71st British Academy Film Awards’ red carpet Sunday night to call on the British government to change its domestic violence policies. “Sisters Uncut,” donning t-shirts that read “Time’s Up Theresa,” crashed the event at Royal Albert Hall in London in an effort to draw attention to the prime minister’s policies on domestic violence — which the group calls a “dangerous distraction,” […] READ MORE

Senior Trump adviser says Russian election meddling ‘beyond dispute’

February 18, 2018 wpanews 0

HR McMaster calls evidence ‘incontrovertible’ in wake of latest US indictments against more than a dozen Russians The 37-page indictment, returned on Friday by a grand jury in Washington, accused 13 Russians and three organizations of an elaborate, years-long plot designed, in part, to sway the US presidential election in favor of Trump. The indictments come as part of Mueller’s wider investigation into the ties between Trump campaign associates and Moscow. Source: […] READ MORE

What is open and closed on Presidents Day?

February 17, 2018 wpanews 0

Many government institutions will be closed for the federal holiday. Here are some key businesses that will and won’t be closed on Feb. 19: Mail services The United States Postal Service will not deliver mail on Presidents Day, but UPS and FedEx will operate as usual. Banks Most banks, including Federal Reserve Banks and Wells Fargo, will be closed. TD Bank will be open Presidents Day. Schools Most public schools will be closed to observe the federal holiday, and many private […] READ MORE

Scores of top White House officials lack permanent security clearances

February 15, 2018 wpanews 0

  WASHINGTON — More than 130 political appointees working in the Executive Office of the President did not have permanent security clearances as of November 2017, including the president’s daughter, son-in-law and his top legal counsel, according to internal White House documents obtained by NBC News. Of those appointees working with interim clearances, 47 of them are in positions that report directly to President Donald Trump. About a quarter of […] READ MORE

Israel PM Netanyahu faces corruption charges – BBC News

February 14, 2018 wpanews 0

The Israeli PM, who could face charges including bribery, says the allegations are baseless. What are the allegations? One case centres on an allegation that Mr Netanyahu asked the publisher of an Israeli newspaper, Yediot Aharonot, for positive coverage in exchange for help in reining in a rival publication. Police said the editor of Yediot Aharonot, Arnon Mozes, should also face charges. Is this game over for Netanyahu? Netanyahu: The […] READ MORE

Senate approves Jerome Powell as next chair of the Federal Reserve

February 12, 2018 wpanews 0

Powell will succeed Janet Yellen, the first woman to lead the Fed, when her term ends. Powell, 64, has served for 5½ years on the Fed’s board. A lawyer and investment manager by training, he will be the first Fed leader in 40 years without an advanced degree in economics. Many expect him to follow Yellen’s cautious approach to interest rates. Powell, viewed as a centrist, enjoyed support from Republicans […] READ MORE