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Video || Biden Snaps at Reporter, Barely Regains Composure

Here it is in 3-D, or something.

Trump to Become First President in History to Speak at the March for Life

President Trump Friday will become the first president ever to speak at the annual anti-abortion march in Washington, according to the Washington Examiner.

The March for Life has been staged since 1974 in Washington on or around the anniversary or Roe V. Wade, which legalized abortion in the United States in 1973.

“From the appointment of pro-life judges and federal workers, to cutting taxpayer funding for abortions here and abroad, to calling for an end to late-term abortions, President Trump and his administration have been consistent champions for life,” said Jeanne Mancini, the president of March for Life.

Bloomberg in Fourth Place, Up to 10% in New Poll of Democrats

Yes Paul, money can buy you love.

According to the Morning Consult:

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg rises to 10% nationally, leading former Mayor Pete Buttigieg by 2 points and trailing Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) by 5 points. Although he was not on the January debate stage, his net favorability has risen to +31, an increase of 8 points, following the debate last week.

Democratic primary voters’ perception of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) took a dive amid his clash with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) over whether he said a woman cannot win the presidency. His net favorability fell 6 points since before his clash with Warren, though there was no movement in his overall first-choice support.

Trump Schedule || Wednesday, January 21, 2019

3:20 am || Has breakfast with American chief executive officers and business leaders; Davos, Switzerland 
4:50 am || Meets with the president of the Kurdistan Regional Government; Davos, Switzerland 
5:30 am || Meets with the president of Iraq; Davos, Switzerland 
6:25am || Departs Davos, Switzerland 
5:10 pm || Arrives White House 

All times U.S. Eastern, which is six hours behind Davos time

Putin Said in 2013 He Had “Given Up” on Obama

Looks like maybe he didn’t like being lectured either.

According to the Washington Examiner:

Russian President Vladimir Putin said in 2013 that he was finished with President Barack Obama and would wait until the United States elected a president he could do business with.

“I’ve given up on your president,” Putin said to then-Exxon chief Rex Tillerson, who would later become President Trump’s secretary of state. “I’ll wait for your next president and see if I can get along with him.” 

Tillerson, 67, got to know Putin years in advance of his appointment to Trump’s cabinet. In 2013, with the Sochi Winter Olympic Games approaching, Putin invited Tillerson to a resort for lunch aboard his yacht.

Less than a year into Obama’s second term, the U.S.-Russia relationship was frayed. The U.S. had annulled a bilateral meeting with Putin, a rebuke of Russia’s move to grant asylum to Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency contractor who disclosed top-secret American surveillance programs. The “reset” that the Cold War adversaries had declared shortly after Obama took office was coming to an end, hastened by the summit’s cancellation.

Trump Writing Middle Class Tax Cut; Plans to Expand Travel Ban

Don’t get the wrong idea. The tax cut is a campaign document, which could possibly be enacted after he is reelected. The House that just impeached him isn’t going to give him a middle class tax cut this year, or much of anything else.

The travel ban is also, at least partially, a campaign proposal. But it’s one he might be able to do too.

From an interview he gave with the Wall Street Journal on the sidelines of the Davos Summit in Switzerland:

The president said his administration is developing a middle-class tax cut that would go into effect if he keeps the presidency and Republicans control Congress. He declined to offer any details about the measure.

“We’re talking a fairly substantial…middle-class tax cut that’ll be subject to taking back the House and obviously keeping the Senate and keeping the White House,” he said. The president said the administration is crafting it now and it will be unveiled in 90 days.

Mr. Trump confirmed that he is planning to add additional nations to an updated version of his travel ban that the administration is expected to release later this month. He wouldn’t reveal which countries would be added. The Supreme Court in 2018 affirmed Mr. Trump’s power to block citizens of several Muslim-majority nations from entering the U.S., finding the authority was justified on independent national-security grounds including an administration study that found weaknesses in how some countries vetted their travelers.

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Says there Was No Quid Pro Quo

Not the answer Christian Amanpour was looking for. President Trump supposedly prevents Vice President Pence from going to Ukrainian President Zelensky’s inauguration because Zelensky didn’t announce an investigation into Biden. But his foreign minister, Vadym Prystaiko, said the Ukrainians themselves are to blame for having to arrange the inauguration so quickly. Maybe the Democrats want… Continue Reading

Book: Trump Called His Generals “Dopes,” “Babies,” and “Losers”

A relentlessly anti-Trump book is out by two supposedly independent and unbiased Washington Post journalists, one a White House reporter, and it includes a depiction of a meeting in which President Trump assailed his advisors. These included James Mattis, Kirstjen Nielsen, and H.R. McMaster, people who all were part of the status quo that Trump… Continue Reading