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Trump thanks Putin for cutting US diplomats: 'We want to reduce our payroll'

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>President Trump thanked Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday for ordering the U.S. to cut its diplomatic staff by 755 people, his first public comments on the extraordinary move by Moscow in response to new sanctions legislation that Trump signed into law.

>Trump said he was thanking Putin because the decision allows the U.S. government to "cut down our payroll."

>“I want to thank him because we’re trying to cut down our payroll and as far as I’m concerned I’m very thankful that he let go of a large number of people because now we have a smaller payroll," Trump told reporters at his Bedminster, N.J. golf club.

>"There’s no real reason for them to go back. I greatly appreciate the fact that we’ve been able to cut our payroll of the United States," he continued. "We’re going to save a lot of money.”

>Putin announced last month that the U.S. diplomatic mission in Russia must cut its staff by 755 people, saying that his government had lost patience that its relationship with the U.S. would improve.
The Russian president's decision came after Congress overwhelmingly passed new sanctions targeting Russia, Iran and North Korea. The sanctions against Russia were prompted by the U.S. intelligence community's conclusion that the Kremlin sought to interfere in the 2016 presidential election and sway the race in Trump's favor.

>Putin has denied that his government was involved in the meddling efforts.

>Trump reluctantly signed the sanctions into law, arguing they infringed on his presidential powers.
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Trump: 'I'm not going to rule out a military option' in Venezuela

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President Donald Trump says he will not rule out a "military option" to respond to the Maduro regime in Venezuela.

The Trump administration has issues sanctions against Maduro and others, accusing them of abusing human rights and undermining democratic processes.

President Donald Trump on Friday said he would not rule out a "military option" in Venezuela as the ruling regime there consolidates power.
"We have many options for Venezuela, including a possible military option, if necessary," Trump told reporters at his New Jersey golf club on Friday.
The president did not answer a question about whether American troops would lead a potential operation.
"We don't talk about it. But a military operation, a military option, is certainly something we could pursue," he responded.
Reuters reported later Friday that the Pentagon said the White House hadn't given it any orders on Venezuela.
In response, Venezuela's defense minister said that Trump's threat of military intervention was "a crazy act."
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Secretary Mattis backs Trump's threat of violence

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>Mattis: "The United States and our allies have the demonstrated capabilities and unquestionable commitment to defend ourselves from an attack. Kim Jong Un should take heed of the United Nations Security Council’s unified voice, and statements from governments the world over, who agree the DPRK [Democratic People’s Republic of Korea] poses a threat to global security and stability. The DPRK must choose to stop isolating itself and stand down its pursuit of nuclear weapons. The DPRK should cease any consideration of actions that would lead to the end of its regime and the destruction of its people."
>If Mattis is talking openly about “the end of its regime and the destruction of its people,” that means that military options are almost certainly on the table. And that means that China will be paying attention, and ought to put significant pressure on Kim Jung Un to step aside or at least back down.
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Bannon wants Google and Facebook to be regulated as public utilities

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Stephen Bannon, President Trump’s chief strategist, has been pushing for regulating internet companies like Facebook and Google as public utilities, according to a report in The Intercept published Thursday.

The news outlet cited three unnamed sources who have spoken to Bannon about the internet giants. They said Bannon believes that Facebook and Google have become so essential to internet users that they should be regulated like natural monopolies.

The debate over how much the government should crack down on internet companies has received renewed attention as the Federal Communications Commission moves to repeal the Obama-era net neutrality rules. The rules subject internet service providers to utility-style regulation and require them to treat all web traffic equally.
And some believe that web-based companies should be given similar treatment to prevent them from abusing their power over their own networks.

Google has been facing scrutiny from the European Union over its practices. Last month, the company was hit with a record antitrust fine of $2.7 billion for favoring its own comparison-shopping service in its search results.
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FOUR MASS. GOV. OFFICIALS BUSTED Making Fake I.D.s for Illegals, Registering Them to Vote

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While Democrats continue to ignore constant evidence of voter fraud, yet another orchestrated, mass voter fraud and identity theft scheme has been uncovered.

Four state Registry of Motor Vehicle clerks along with two other people were arrested Wednesday after authorities say they were making false identifications through the registry and selling them to people living in the country illegally, some of whom had been deported in the past.

Some of those phony licenses and identifications were used to fraudulently register to vote in Boston, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Evelyn Medina, 56, of Boston; Annette Gracia, 37, of Boston; Kimberly Jordan, 33, of Randolph; David Brimage, 46, of Boston; Bivian Yohanny Brea, 41, of Boston; and a 32-year-old man identified as John Doe were all charged in federal court with aggravated identity theft.

Medina, Gracia, Jordan, and Brimage were employed as clerks at the Haymarket Registry of Motor Vehicles. Authorities said Brea and Flako worked with the RMV clerks to operate the scheme.

The case against the six people began after Massachusetts State Police received an anonymous letter in October 2015 claiming a “corrupt RMV employee” was providing stolen identifications and drivers’ license to people seeking the phony documents.
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Trump tweets cartoon of train hitting CNN reporter

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After calling for unity and denouncing racist groups, President Trump Tuesday morning retweeted a cartoon image of a Trump train running over a CNN reporter.

>Trump quickly deleted the tweet but not before it was retweeted hundreds of times by some of his 35 million followers.

>Critics slammed the digital missive, noting it came three days after a crazed white supremacist rammed his car into a crowd of counter protesters, killing one and injuring 19 others.

>After the violence in Charlottesville, Va., Trump was slammed for failing to condemn racist groups like the neo-Nazis, the Klu Klux Klan and white supremacists.

>On Monday, Trump grudgingly denounced those hate filled organizations by name, saying white supremacists are “repugnant to all we hold dear as Americans,” and urging citizens to respond to “hate with love.”

>But the President hasn’t shown much love on his favorite social media platform in the 24 hours since then.

>In addition to the CNN tweet, he apparently mistakenly retweeted a message from one of his critics saying "He's a fascist." He deleted that tweet from a user identified as Mike Holden about five minutes later.

>Holden was responding to a Fox & Friends article on a possible pardon for former Phoenix Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The controversial sheriff was convicted of defying a U.S. court order to stop traffic patrols that targeted undocumented immigrants.

>Holden, 53, who lives near Manchester, England, has previously tweeted liberal political memes and articles.

>"I'm announcing my retirement from Twitter. I'll never retop this," he tweeted after the presidential retweet.
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Trump women wear high heels, a symbol of everything that is beautiful and horrifying

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There’s been no rest for the wicked just a week into President Donald Trump’s 17-day vacation, what with our late-summer flirtation with nuclear war. But the women in the Trump clan seem to have been able to kick back. Given the dearth of photographic evidence otherwise, perhaps they have finally been able to put their feet up.

This hiatus allows us to reflect on a minor Trumpian trend to which the nation has become accustomed since January: the ubiquitous stiletto pump. The vertiginous spike-heel shoe is not currently in fashion, but for Ivana, Ivanka, Melania and the Trump daughters-in-law, Carrie Bradshaw’s shoe of choice never went out of style. In fact, the female consorts of the Leader of the Free World do not set foot in public without first molding their arches into the supranatural curve that Mattel toy designers once devised for Barbie’s plastic feet.

Six months in, and the Trump women are well on their way to normalizing the footwear of the beauty pageant. The Cinderella shoe fitted on the feet of all the Miss Teen USA’s and Miss Universes who ever beamed under the Trumpian gaze in contests of yore also is the shoe that average women can bear for only a few hours at weddings or proms, before casting them off, moaning and rubbing their soles.
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Alex Jones says KKK & Nazi protesters are Jewish actors

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SEE IT: Alex Jones attributes Charlottesville unrest to ‘Jewish actors’ / "like the cast of Seinfeld" / "They all look like Howard Stern" / "little curly hair"

Alex Jones’ mind works in strangely anti-Semitic ways.

The conspiracy theorist, creator of InfoWars and host of “The Alex Jones Show” on the Genesis Communications Network and WWCR in Austin, Texas, is now peddling a theory that “Unite the Right” protesters were Jewish actors disguised as Nazis.

The actors, Jones believes, were inciting violence to quell conservative unity

Jones said on Sunday that the events in Charlottesville were “false flags” — suggesting a wider government conspiracy meant to control the populace with planned terror attacks, writes.
Jones shares similar beliefs with the Sandy Hook shooting and 9/11.
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Fox News quietly deletes article cheering cars "plowing through protesters"

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Three days after Heather Heyer, 32, was murdered when an alleged white-supremacist drove through a crowd of anti-racism protesters.

Fox News once published an article advocating that cars drive into liberal protesters attempting to block traffic.

>And only after a woman was killed Saturday in Charlottesville, Va.—when a car allegedly driven by white-supremacist activist James Alex Fields plowed through a crowd of anti-racism demonstrators—did Fox decided to delete it.

>On January 29, 2017, the cable outlet’s unabashedly conservative opinion site Fox Nation published an article titled, “Here’s A Reel Of Cars Plowing Through Protesters Trying To Block The Road.”

>“Here’s a compilation of liberal protesters getting pushed out of the way by cars and trucks,” wrote the article’s author. “Study the technique; it may prove useful in the next four years.”

Here’s A Reel Of Cars Plowing Through Protesters Trying To Block The Road
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-Fox Nation ((at)foxnation) January 29, 2017

>Fox quietly deleted the article on Tuesday, three days after Heather Heyer, 32, was killed in the violent incident. Instead of an editor’s note or a statement explaining the deletion, the article was simply replaced by an error page.

>The Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine indicates that the article was live as late as early Tuesday.

>Reached for comment, the network sent a statement, via Fox News Digital’s new editor-in-chief Noah Kotch: “The item was inappropriate and we’ve taken it down. We regret posting it in January.”

>The now-deleted article was an aggregation of a video-centric post originally written by Mike Raust for The Daily Caller, a right-wing website founded by current Fox News primetime star Tucker Carlson.