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Trump Administration (For Now) Drops Attempt To Block Transgender Troops, Enlistments To Begin January 1st

Newsweek reports: The Trump administration has abandoned its bid to prevent openly transgender people from serving in the U.S. military, the Pentagon announced late Friday night. In July, the Trump administration attempted to delay an Obama-era Department of Defense ruling allowing openly transgender Americans to enlist in the military from January 1. President Donald Trump tweeted last summer that the ...

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Breitbart Names Its “Top 6 LGBT Icons Of 2017”

Breitbart this afternoon named its “top 6 LGBT icons of 2017.” Topping their list is Capitol Police Officer Crystal Griner, who is credited with helping stop the deadly attack on a Congressional baseball game. What Breitbart doesn’t mention, of course, is that Trump honored Griner with the Presidential Medal Of Valor just one day after his demand to ban transgender ...

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Politifact: Yep, Trump Lied About His Bill-Signing Record

Politifact reports: President Donald Trump is known for boasting about his achievements. But is he correct that he’s enacted more legislation than any other president? At a West Palm Beach fire station on Dec. 27, Trump said, “You know, one of the things that people don’t understand — we have signed more legislation than anybody. We broke the record of ...

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New York City: Felony Crime Rate Hits Record Low

The New York Times reports: It would have seemed unbelievable in 1990, when there were 2,245 killings in New York City, but as of Wednesday there have been just 286 in the city this year — the lowest since reliable records have been kept. In fact, crime has fallen in New York City in each of the major felony categories ...

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Weather Channel Schools Trump On Climate Change

Talking Points Memo reports: After President Donald Trump tweeted mocking the science behind climate change and touting his decision to pull out of a global deal to combat planetary warming, the Weather Channel shot back. Tweeting out an article that carefully outlines the difference between weather and climate, the publication said that 2017 is still projected to be the warmest ...

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ILLINOIS: Gay Panic Defense Ban Starts January 1st

USA Today reports: Starting in January, Illinois will bar a rare criminal defense allowing the use of a victim’s sexual orientation as justification for violent crime, a ban gay rights advocates say they will attempt to replicate in about half a dozen states next year. Defense attorneys will no longer be able to mount the so-called “gay panic defense” in ...

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BACK TO WORK: Trump Golfs For 4th Straight Day

Mediaite reports: After President Donald Trump successfully saved Christmas, he triumphantly tweeted that he would be getting back to work the very next day, pulling up his bootstraps to make America great again “faster than anyone anticipated.” Imagine everyone’s surprise when he showed up at the golf course the very next day to play a “quick” round. Now, imagine everyone’s ...

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EVERYTHING IS FINE: White House Intern Flashes “White Power” Signal During Group Photo With Trump

The Daily Mail reports: A former White House intern is coming under fire after flashing a known ‘white power’ sign during a photo-op with President Donald Trump. Jack Breuer, who graduated from Emory University in Atlanta this year, is clearly bucking orders — personally given by the president — to give a thumbs-up in the picture that was taken in ...

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Hacking Defenses Still Not In Place For Midterms

Politico reports: States rushing to guard their 2018 elections against hackers may be on a waiting list for up to nine months for the Department of Homeland Security’s most exhaustive security screening, according to government officials familiar with the situation. That means some states might not get the service until weeks before the November midterms and may remain unaware of ...

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