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Neil Young ‘NOT ok’ with Trump playing his music at Mount Rushmore event

Neil Young ‘NOT ok’ with Trump playing his music at Mount Rushmore event

Musician Neil Young is upset again with President Donald Trump for playing his music on Friday during the White House’s Mount Rushmore event celebrating Independence Day. “This is NOT ok with me,” Young wrote on Twitter Friday, responding to a video of “Rockin’ In The Free World” heard blaring at Trump’s event. In another video…MORE

White House hosts a party in the midst of a pandemic

White House hosts a party in the midst of a pandemic

The White House was always one of the busiest social hubs in Washington, accustomed to hosting at least three to five events per day, ranging from meetings with dignitaries and VIPs to smaller luncheons or private dinners. That is, until Covid-19. Since late March, the White House has been on virtual lockdown. This week, however,…MORE

Trump signs Paycheck Protection Program extension

Trump signs Paycheck Protection Program extension

President Donald Trump on Saturday signed an extension of the small business loan Paycheck Protection Program into law, according to the White House. House lawmakers unanimously passed the extension less than a day after the program expired, and PPP will now remain open to applications through August 8. The President’s approval of the measure completes…MORE

New York Times: New US memo highlights gaps in intelligence reports on Russian bounties

New York Times: New US memo highlights gaps in intelligence reports on Russian bounties

A recent memo from the council helmed by the nation’s intelligence chief confirmed accounts that Russia offered bounties to Taliban fighters to kill US troops in Afghanistan — but cast the reports as incomplete and potentially dubious, The New York Times reported Friday. Citing three officials, the paper reported that the National Intelligence Council, led…MORE

US Senator blasts American Airlines for packing the middle seats on his flight

US Senator blasts American Airlines for packing the middle seats on his flight

A United States Senator said he would introduce a bill to ban the sale of middle seats during this coronavirus pandemic, one day after he criticized American Airlines for selling the middle seats of a flight he had boarded, calling it “incredibly irresponsible” and warning it was contributing to the spread of the disease. Oregon…MORE

US Navy to send two aircraft carriers and several warships to South China Sea

US Navy to send two aircraft carriers and several warships to South China Sea

The US Navy will send two aircraft carriers and several accompanying warships to the South China Sea in the coming days to participate in a military exercise. The USS Nimitz and USS Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Groups are conducting dual carrier operations in the Philippine Sea and South China Sea,” said Lt. Joe Jeiley, a…MORE

Monument protection is top priority for Trump administration this July 4th weekend

Monument protection is top priority for Trump administration this July 4th weekend

Homeland Security officials have deployed across the country ahead of July Fourth to protect federal monuments as President Donald Trump continues to fume about activists who have attempted to topple controversial statues in moments of protest that have gone viral. “Rapid deployment teams” from the Department of Homeland Security have been sent to cities including…MORE

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