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President Trump Responds To House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Rejection Of Government Shutdown Proposal

In a series of tweets Sunday morning, President Donald Trump lashed out at Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Democrats for rejecting his proposal offering temporary protections to some undocumented immigrants in exchange for $5.7 billion in border security funding. The president accused Pelosi of behaving “irrationally” for turning down his offer.. ...Read Full Story

Hyundai And Kia Issue Recall Of 168,000 Vehicles For Fire Risks

Hyundai Motor and affiliate Kia Motors stated they will recall about 168,000 vehicles in the U.S. at risk of fuel leaks, following the recall of them in 2017 for engine fire risks. In addition, they will provide software upgrades for 3.7 million vehicles. The companies stated that a high-pressure fuel pipe may have been harmed or improperly installed as part of an engine replacement during the previous recall, and that installation could boost the possibility of fire. The software update intends to protect the vehicles from internal damage, and also provides new extended warranties for engine issues. . ...Read Full Story

Volkswagen To Invest $800 Million To Build Electric Vehicles In Tennessee Factory

Volkswagen announced at the Detroit Auto Show that it will be investing $800 million in its factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee to build a new electric vehicle at the plant. Volkswagen Chief Executive Herbert Diess said: “The US is one of the most important locations for us, and producing electric cars in Chattanooga is a key part of our growth strategy in North America.”. ...Read Full Story

Judge Bans Citizenship Question From 2020 Census

U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman from NY said on Tuesday that the Trump administration is barred from adding a question about citizenship to the 2020 census. The Federal Judge said that while such a question would be constitutional, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross had added it arbitrarily and not followed proper procedure. However,  this decision won’t be the final word on the matter.. ...Read Full Story

President Trump Says He “Never Worked For Russia” In Regards To New York Times Report

On Monday, President Donald Trump emphatically denied that he’s ever “worked for Russia” — this statement comes in response to a news report that the FBI opened a counterintelligence investigation into whether he was an agent working on behalf of Russia against American interests, concerned about his behavior after he fired FBI director James Comey.. ...Read Full Story

White House Counsel Hires 17 New Attorneys In Preparation For Defense Of President Trump’s Executive Privilege

Counsel at the White House is adding to it’s legal team to, in the hopes of preventing President Trump’s confidential discussions with top advisers from being disclosed to House Democratic investigators. The strategy to assert the president’s executive privilege is being developed under new White House Counsel Pat Cipollone, who has also hired 17 lawyers in recent weeks to help in this effort.. ...Read Full Story

President Trump Heads To U.S. Border With Mexico To Argue For Wall

President Donald Trump is taking the shutdown battle to the U.S.-Mexico border, in the hopes of boosting  his case for the border wall after negotiations with Democrats halted over his demands for funding. Trump walked out of his meeting with congressional leaders, as efforts to end the partial government shutdown fell apart. The White House meeting in the Situation Room ended after just 14 minutes, where Democrats claim they asked Trump to re-open the government but that he told them if he did they wouldn’t give him money for the wall. . ...Read Full Story

Sex-Trafficking Victim Cyntoia Brown Is Granted Clemency

Cyntoia Brown, a Tennessee woman who was convicted as a teenager of killing a man while she said she was a sex trafficking victim, was granted clemency Monday by Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam.  Haslam said the decision comes after careful consideration of “what is a tragic and complex case.”  Said Haslam in a statement: “Cyntoia Brown committed, by her own admission, a horrific crime at the age of 16. Yet, imposing a life sentence on a juvenile that would require her to serve at least 51 years before even being eligible for parole consideration is too harsh, especially in light of the extraordinary steps Ms. Brown has taken to rebuild her life.”. ...Read Full Story

Man Charged With Capital Murder In Shooting Death Of 7-Year-Old Texas Girl

A 20-year-old man was arrested late Saturday in the shooting death of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes, who was killed in a drive-by shooting while sitting in the backseat of her mother’s car in Houston last month, police said. Eric Black Jr., 20, was charged with capital murder following the deadly shooting on Dec. 30, Harris County Sheriff’s Office announced in a news release Sunday. Black, who investigators identified as a suspect based on a tip, reportedly admitted to “taking part in the shooting.” He told investigators he mistook Barnes’ family car for another one he saw the night before the deadly shooting. ...Read Full Story