Archive for June 3rd, 2019

Creole chef and civil rights activist Leah Chase dies at 96

on June 3, 2019, 7:49 AM / in People

Leah Chase, the New Orleans chef known for Creole cuisine and civil rights activism, died over the weekend at her son’s home. She was 96.   Chase was the executive chef and co-owner of Dooky Chase’s restaurant, a hub for the city’s African-American community for decades. Chase married into the eatery and transformed it from a sandwich shop into a […]

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Top Trump economic adviser Kevin Hassett to step aside

Top Trump economic adviser Kevin Hassett to step aside

on June 3, 2019, 7:46 AM / in National News

President Trump said Sunday that White House Council of Economic Advisers Chairman Kevin Hassett will step down “shortly.” Trump did not say why Hassett was leaving, but he lavished praise on him. Trump said Hassett, the latest in a series of senior White House officials to resign, had “done such a great job for me and the Administration” and called […]

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Mexico and U.S. head into immigration, tariff talks

Mexico and U.S. head into immigration, tariff talks

on June 3, 2019, 7:44 AM / in International News, National News

Mexican and U.S. officials said Sunday they were preparing for talks on averting a major trade fight following President Trump’s threat to slap a 5 percent tariff on all Mexican goods starting June 10. Trump also has said he would hike the levies by 5 percent per month starting July 1 up to a maximum of 25 percent. Mexican Economy […]

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Mulvaney says Trump is ‘deadly serious’ about Mexico tariffs

Mulvaney says Trump is ‘deadly serious’ about Mexico tariffs

on June 3, 2019, 7:41 AM / in National News

Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney told Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace that President Trump is “absolutely, deadly serious” about imposing a five percent tariff on Mexican imports starting June 10. On Thursday, Trump tweeted that the tariff would remain in place “until such time as illegal migrants coming through Mexico, and into our Country, STOP.” Mulvaney […]

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Report calls killings, disappearances of indigenous Canadian women ‘genocide’

Report calls killings, disappearances of indigenous Canadian women ‘genocide’

on June 3, 2019, 7:40 AM / in International News

A report on widespread killings and disappearances of indigenous women and girls in Canada said the violence amounts “to a race-based genocide of indigenous peoples.” The report, to be released in a Monday ceremony, concludes that the “genocide has been empowered by colonial structures,” and fueled by “appalling apathy.” The report describes the chronic abuse of indigenous people, including at […]

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Trump calls London’s mayor ‘the twin of de Blasio, except shorter’

on June 3, 2019, 7:35 AM / in International News

President Trump landed in the U.K. on Monday for the start of a weeklong journey that is largely ceremonial and continued his barrage of criticism for London Mayor Sadiq Khan who recently penned a critical column of the president he sees as a “global threat.” Prior to departing from Washington on Sunday, Trump called Khan the “twin” of New York City’s […]

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Gun Group Slams Software Co’s ‘Corporate Policy Of Coercion & Social Bigotry

Gun Group Slams Software Co’s ‘Corporate Policy Of Coercion & Social Bigotry

on June 3, 2019, 7:31 AM / in National News

Breaking news that a San Francisco-based business software company is dictating to certain retailers what they can or cannot sell at the risk of being unable to use its software was slammed today by the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms as a form of “corporate coercion and social bigotry.” The Washington Post reported that Salesforce.com […]

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Ducks Unlimited mourns the loss of Senator Thad Cochran

Ducks Unlimited mourns the loss of Senator Thad Cochran

on June 3, 2019, 7:25 AM / in People

Former U.S. Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi passed away this week, following his retirement from the Senate last year. During his 45-year career the Senator served as Chairman of the Appropriations Committee and as the Chairman for the Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Nutrition. Cochran was the longest serving Senator of the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission (MBCC) with 36 years […]

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THE CAULIFLOWER DEATH WISH

on June 3, 2019, 7:06 AM / in Opinion

You know you’ve reached below the bottom of rational society when the deranged stupidity of U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez assigns words like “racism” to inanimate objects –the latest being the vegetable cauliflower (ostensibly because it is white)…guess that means white onions, white gardenias, white buildings, white tricycles, etc. are “racist” too! It is frightening enough that someone with that imbecilic […]

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Barr Needs To Take Christopher Wray To The Woodshed

Barr Needs To Take Christopher Wray To The Woodshed

on June 3, 2019, 7:02 AM / in Opinion

I think I speak for many when I say Trump’s cabinet picks since he was sworn into office has been one major disappointment and disaster after another. No doubt Trump is a neophyte when it comes to politics but he’s learned much along the way. I don’t know him and never will. But one thing I do know having been […]

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Fix the Road

Fix the Road

on June 3, 2019, 6:54 AM / in Bedtime Stories
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June 3rd in History

June 3rd in History

on June 3, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History

June 3 is the 154th day of the year (155th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 211 days remaining until the end of the year Holidays Christian Feast Day: Charles Lwanga and Companions Clotilde Kevin of Glendalough Ovidius John XXIII (Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli) (Lutheran Church) Martyrs of Uganda (Episcopal Church, Lutheran Church) Vladimirskaya (Russian Orthodox) June 3 […]

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President Donald Trump has arrived in the U.K. for a state visit and D-Day commemorations

on June 3, 2019, 5:50 AM / in International News, National News

President Donald Trump has arrived in London for his first official state visit to the U.K. A mostly ceremonial trip that will wrap up in France with the 75th anniversary of the Allies storming the beach at Normandy, Trump’s visit promises to mix in statecraft at the margins of an official schedule full of pomp. LONDON — Arriving to a […]

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