Month: February 2018

Populist.TV Morning Report | Florida School Shooter Confesses

Sign Up To Receive Populist.TV's Morning Reports Success! Name Email Subscribe News Roundup Gunman confesses to Florida school shooting An Uber car dropped off Nikolas Cruz at his former high school, and within ten minutes he’d begun shooting, going on to kill 17 and wound dozens of others before exiting the school camouflaged in a crowd of escaping students only to be arrested shortly after in a nearby neighborhood Deputies had been called to the Cruz family home 39 times since 2010, and a chief assistant for the public defender’s office said the shooter is “suffering from significant mental illness and significant trauma” Cruz hurled slurs at black and Muslim students and posted comments on YouTube as part of a menacing digital profile Former Harlem charter school teacher and brother accused of trying to build bombs Christian and Tyler Toro were arrested by the FBI Thursday morning after authorities discovered guides to building bombs, 30 pounds of chemicals and household materials used to make explosives, a diary that referenced “operation flash” and a handwritten note in a bookbag that said “under the full moon the small ones will know terror” They both face federal bomb-making counts, and Christian Toro is additionally charged with distributing explosive materials to a minor, and both have plead not guilty to these charges Christian Toro had resigned from the charter school, Democracy Prep, due...

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Populist.TV Morning Report | Florida School Shooting

Sign Up To Receive Populist.TV's Morning Reports Success! Name Email Subscribe https://t.co/FV4prWzp81 Morning News Roundup #FaultLines https://t.co/gVWL6iPtrN — Lee Stranahan (@stranahan) February 15, 2018 News Roundup At least 17 killed and dozens injured at high school shooting in Florida Police arrested the 19-year-old suspect Nikolas Cruz in a nearby neighborhood after he exited the school in a crowd of fleeing students Cruz used an AR-15, setting off a fire alarm just before starting to shoot With 17 deaths and dozens of injuries, this is now the second-deadliest school shooting in American history The suspect was transferred to jail this morning and has been officially charged with seventeen counts of murder The Senate may vote on several competing immigration proposals today A bipartisan group of 16 senators are advancing legislation including a path to citizenship and $25 billion in border security funding over 10 years, but without an end to chain migration and the visa lottery system A separate group of senators are pushing a bill they’d presented at the beginning of this week tied directly to the White House’s immigration proposal, which includes an end to chain migration and the visa lottery Mikaela Shiffrin wins gold in women’s giant slalom, Norwegians known as ‘Attacking Vikings’ win men’s downhill 22-year-old Shiffren won the fifth gold medal for the US Two Norwegian men known as the ‘Attacking Vikings’ took the gold...

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Populist.TV Morning Report | Shooting Outside NSA Headquarters

Sign Up To Receive Populist.TV's Morning Reports Success! Name Email Subscribe News Roundup DACA Democrats blocked attempts to begin voting on amendments cracking down on sanctuary cities which Republicans had introduced A Brooklyn federal judge ruled against the Trump administration deciding to shut down DACA, the second federal judge to have done so Shooting outside NSA headquarters A black SUV pulled up at the entrance to the NSA headquarters and began firing Local media report that three have been shot, although the Fort Meade police spokesman said one had been injured and transported to hospital Shaun White won the gold, was asked about a sexual harassment complaint, questions quickly shut down by moderator White called the allegations, which came from his former bandmate in a 2016 lawsuit, “gossip,” and later apologized for his choice of words This is the third gold medal of his career All six intelligence chiefs warned of 2018 Russian election interference They also said they stood last January’s assessment stating Russian government interference in 2016 election We had two segments on this issue this morning Trump’s attorney says he paid $130,000 to Stormy Daniels out of his own pocket, was not reimbursed When asked why he made the payment, he said “just because something isn’t true doesn’t mean that it can’t cause you harm or damage. I will always protect Mr. Trump.” Israeli police suggest...

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Populist.TV Morning Report | Open-Ended DACA Debate

Sign Up To Receive Populist.TV's Morning Reports Success! Name Email Subscribe 9:00am https://t.co/FV4prWzp81 Morning Report on #FaultLines https://t.co/cU9dWwnxng — Lee Stranahan (@stranahan) February 13, 2018 News Roundup Congress started its open-ended DACA debate yesterday Yesterday Republicans came forward with a bill hewing closely to the one presented by the White House Majority Whip John Cornyn has called for a quick wrap-up with a goal of ending the debate this week Pres. Trump this morning tweeted about the debate, asking if it wouldn’t “be great if we could finally, after so many years, solve the DACA puzzle” Trump yesterday presented his budget proposal for 2019 Among defense spending increases, several hundred billion dollars in funding for infrastructure, and outlays for the border wall and the opioid crisis, the proposed budget also contains a 2.6% raise for the armed forces, the largest in nine years, which comes on top of the 2.4% raise given by executive order in December Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer criticized the proposal by saying it “has the skin of a plan, but it lacks the guts” Seventeen-year-old wins Olympic gold and the first athlete gets banned Snowboarder Chloe Kim won the gold medal for the halfpipe, giving the US six medals so far, three of them gold A Japanese skater 7 been the first banned from the Olympics over doping charges Barack and Michelle Obama portraits...

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Populist.TV Morning Report | Senate Begins Immigration Deliberation

Sign Up To Receive Populist.TV's Morning Reports Success! Name Email Subscribe News Roundup Senate opens debate on immigration today Led by Chuck Grassley, GOP Senators have introduced a bill similar to the White House’s immigration proposal: it also includes a pathway to citizenship for 1.8 million eligible immigrants, in exchange seeking upwards of %25 billion for border security and limiting family-based visas only to spouses and children under 18 Dreamers’ temporary deportation protections are expiring March 5th Today Pres. Trump will unveil budget for next fiscal year It calls for more than $700 billion in defense, will reduce expenditures in the EPA and the State Department, and increases spending on immigration issues and the opioid crisis The President will be asking for $200 billion in infrastructure spending to spur a total of $1.5 trillion over the next 10 years Pres. Trump sent the Democratic memo back to committee After the House Intelligence Committee voted last Monday to release the Democratic memo on FBI requests for FISA authorizations, Trump blocked it He said in a tweet that “Democrats sent a very political and long response memo which they knew, because of sources and methods (and more), would have to be heavily redacted, whereupon they would blame the White House for lack of transparency” Pre-trial hearings start today in war court for Saudi bombing mastermind The current defense attorney for Abd...

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