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Trump Signs Short-Term Spending Bill

(Washington, DC-AP) – President Trump has signed a budget bill to avoid a government shutdown. The White House says Trump signed the short-term spending bill Friday, which will extend government funding through November 21st.

The Senate approved the measure Thursday after it had passed the House earlier this month. The government was set to run out of money at the end of this month.

Flooding Hammers DC

(Washington, DC-AP) — Flooding is causing major problems in the DC region. Up to four inches of rain fell over the area in under an hour this morning, causing flash flooding in downtown DC and surrounding suburbs.

Fire crews responded to dozens of high water rescues to pull commuters from stalled vehicles on flooded roads.

Videos on social media showed water pouring into the basement of the White House, and parts of Constitution Avenue were shut down due to high water.

Coons: White House Using Cruelty To Children As Tool Of Immig Policy

(Wilmington, DE-AP) — The White House is being accused of using “cruelty to children” as a tool of immigration policy. On CBS’ Face The Nation, Delaware Senator Chris Coons said the Trump administration has intentionally used children to affect policy changes.

He cites reports of overcrowding and unsanitary conditions at detention facilities as examples of cruelty to children. Coons says there’s ways in which the administration has demonstrably failed in its moral responsibility to provide minimally reasonable care for children in their custody.

Man Lights Self On Fire Outside White House

(Washington, DC-AP) – The Secret Service says a man lit himself on fire yesterday at the White House Ellipse, a park outside the White House gates.

It happened around 12:20 in the afternoon near a security checkpoint. Witnesses watched on as the burning man walked around in flames. He was taken to the hospital; his identity or motive haven’t been revealed.

We have to note that it is obvious that he is wearing some sort of protective suit.

Dems Seek Documents From Dozens Close To White House

(New York, NY-AP) — House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler is making good on his vow to request documents from dozens of officials close to the White House. The New York Democrat says the documents requested yesterday will be part of his panel’s investigation into obstruction of justice, corruption and abuse of power.

They involve more that 80 different people and entities, such as the White House, the Department of Justice, Donald Trump, Jr. and former Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Congressman Nadler says the plan is to begin the investigations and present the case to the American people about possible crimes committed.

CNN Suing Trump, Top White House Officials Over Reporter Flap

(Washington, DC-AP) — CNN is suing President Trump and several top White House officials. The network is demanding that White House correspondent Jim Acosta’s media credential be restored immediately. The White House suspended Acosta’s credential last week and accused him of behaving inappropriately in a news conference.

The President became annoyed about Acosta’s persistent questioning on illegal immigration. He told Acosta he was done then called the veteran reporter a rude, horrible person. CNN claims Acosta’s First Amendment rights were violated.

Pennsylvania Avenue Shut Down After Reports Of Active Shooter

(Washington, DC) – Authorities in the nation’s capital have given the “all clear” following reports of an active shooter at the Justice Department. A DC police spokesperson is not revealing whether there is a suspect.

Officers converged on the Justice Department just before 5 p.m. Shortly after, a stretch of Pennsylvania Avenue was shut down. It remains closed. An investigation is underway. There are no reports of any injuries.

Warriors, Cavs Stars Say They’re Not Going To White House

(CLEVELAND, Ohio) (AP) – Stephen Curry and LeBron James spoke their minds last year. They have not changed their minds this year. No matter whose team wins the NBA championship, neither superstar will be at the White House anytime soon.

On the day when the Philadelphia Eagles were supposed to be there to commemorate winning the Super Bowl – a visit that was canceled by President Donald Trump and had the White House accusing player who weren’t planning on attending of abandoning their fans – Curry and James were among those speaking out at the NBA Finals in support of the Eagles.

”I’m not surprised. It’s typical of him,” James, the Cleveland star, said Tuesday of Trump’s decision to cancel. ”I know no matter who wins this series, no one wants the invite anyway. So it won’t be Golden State or Cleveland going.”

On the eve of Game 3 of the Warriors-Cavaliers series, politics dominated the conversation.

Curry raised Trump’s ire last year when he said he wouldn’t go to the White House, prompting the President to disinvite him and the champion Golden State Warriors.

Curry said Tuesday that he spoke with a current Eagles player about the team’s decision-making process and how it went deeper than disagreeing with Trump policies and the ongoing issue of some NFL players choosing not to stand for the pregame playing of ”The
Star-Spangled Banner.”

”It’s an important conversation, but you can’t control what other people try to do, or try to control the narrative or things like that,” Curry said.

2016 NBA Finals - Game SixCurry said the team has been on the same page after his comments last year and Trump’s subsequent revoking of the Warriors’ invitation. ”And every team that’s won a championship since then has gone through that.”

There has been clear tension between many star athletes and the current administration throughout the Trump presidency. Trump has often blasted the NFL players who have kneeled for the national anthem, a protest that started in 2016 when San Francisco 49ers
quarterback Colin Kaepernick did so to raise awareness of racism – more specifically, the killing of black men by police.

Trump said the Eagles’ event was called off because some of their players ”disagree with their President because he insists that they proudly stand for the National Anthem, hand on heart, in honor of the great men and women of our military and the people of our
country.”

No Eagles players kneeled during the anthem last season.”Instead the decision was made to lie, and paint the picture that these players are anti-America, anti-flag and anti-military,” the Eagles’ Malcolm Jenkins wrote in a statement posted to social media
Tuesday .LynxThe WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx were not invited to the White House to celebrate their most recent title, something James called ”laughable.” Instead, the Lynx will spend Wednesday giving away new sneakers to more than 300 needy kids in Washington. Villanova, the reigning NCAA men’s champion, has not revealed if an invitation was sent.

Many members of the U.S. Olympic Team that competed earlier this year in South Korea did not attend a White House reception.

Hockey’s Pittsburgh Penguins and baseball’s Houston Astros have accepted invitations to the White House for the traditional meeting with the President in recent months, as have several college teams. When the New England Patriots went last year, half the team chose not to attend.

The Warriors, in lieu of going to the White House, spent that day taking a group of children to the National Museum of African American History and Culture a few miles away.

”I think the President has made it pretty clear he’s going to try to divide us, all of us in this country, for political gain,” said Golden State coach Steve Kerr, who has often criticized Trump and his policies. ”So it’s just the way it is. I think we all look
forward to the day when we can go back to just having a celebration of athletic achievement and celebrate Americans for their achievement, their good deeds.”

Kerr also lauded the Eagles for being what he called ”fantastic citizens in their own community.”

”It will be nice when we can just get back to normal in three years,” Kerr said.

The overwhelming issue surrounding the Eagles’ planned visit was that most of the team was not going to attend, and that was a major factor in Trump deciding to pull the invitation.

”What else do you expect Trump to do?” Golden State’s Kevin Durant said. ”When somebody says they don’t want to come to the White House, he disinvites them. So the photo op don’t look bad. We get it at this point. But it’s good that guys are sticking to what
they believe in and what they want to do. Like guys said before me, I’m sure whoever wins this series won’t be going.”

NYT: FBI Raids Trump Lawyer’s Office

(New York, NY) – The White House is not commenting after learning the FBI is raiding the office of President Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen. The “New York Times” says agents received a referral for the search warrant from Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

The warrant was reportedly connected to a $130-thousand dollar payment Cohen said he made to porn star Stormy Daniels. Agents also seized emails, tax documents, business records and other items relating to other issues. It is not believed the warrant or the items seized are related to the Russia investigation.

In a statement, Cohen’s lawyer said, “The decision by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New York to conduct their investigation using search warrants is completely inappropriate and unnecessary.”

Trump Calls Roseanne About TV Show But Still Silent On Stephon Clark Murder

(Washington, DC) – The White House is dodging questions about the police shooting of an unarmed black man in Sacramento. Stephon Clark was shot to death in his grandmother’s backyard earlier this month when police thought his cellphone was a gun.

In a daily briefing Wednesday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders was asked about the case and said it was a terrible incident, but it should be left up to local authorities to deal with, and is not something for the federal government to weigh into.