So the Patriots are heading back to the Super Bowl for the 278th consecutive year. The last time New England did not make the Super Bowl, the Hapsburgs were still on thrones. Gosh is it exciting when the same team wins over and over and over!
After a two-day impasse, enough Senate Democrats agreed to pass a short-term continuing budget resolution Monday, the first step to ending a government shutdown that began early Saturday morning. The measure passed overwhelmingly, with just 18 senators, mostly Democrats, opposing. The House of Representatives, which had passed a different CR last week, subsequently passed the Senate’s version Monday, which will extend government funding into February. It was a defeat for Chuck Schumer and Senate Democrats.
Top House Republicans met Saturday amid mounting calls for the release of a memo about alleged surveillance abuses by federal officials, a document that Democrats describe as a partisan stunt meant to undermine special counsel Robert Mueller.
House Intelligence Committee (HPSCI) chairman Devin Nunes met with House Oversight Committee chairman Trey Gowdy and Judiciary Committee chairman Bob Goodlatte in part to discuss the possibility of publicly releasing a four-page memo that Republicans say outlines politically motivated abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).
Lawmakers have been hesitant to detail the contents of the classified memo, which was authored by GOP staff.
In last year’s U.S. Open final, Madison Keys couldn’t sprint, or bend properly, or swing her racket without feeling pain. Her upper leg injury slowed her and frustrated her, and eventually left her in tears after a 6-3, 6-0 defeat against Sloane Stephens. Keys says the sadness lasted a while, for the obvious reason: When you come oh-so-close to winning your first Grand Slam title and crumble, nothing feels worse in tennis.
“To have such a great two weeks and then have it end the way that it did, it was really devastating for me,” Keys said. “It definitely took some time to get over.”
That time is up. Clearly, Keys is fresh now—and healthy, too.
It’s not surprising that members of Congress would have a habit of repeating a short list of talking points, given how often they face the media and how important it is for them to stay on message. But that tendency was more apparent than usual last week during a feud over a stopgap spending measure and the ensuing government shutdown.
We searched every issue of the Congressional Record from the beginning of last week through Monday, the day the government shutdown ended, to pinpoint exactly how many times Congress pulled out its favorite spending metaphor: “Kick the can down the road.
CIA director Mike Pompeo said Tuesday that the agency had, until a year ago, not been paying enough attention to North Korea, even as the Hermit Kingdom worked to advance its weapons capability.
“When I came in there was insufficient focus on the problem set,” Pompeo said during an event at the American Enterprise Institute. “It wasn’t the case that it had been ignored, it wasn’t the case that we had missed material things. But clearly it hadn’t received the focus and attention that were going to be needed to deliver for … this administration.”
Still, Pompeo pushed back on reports that the intelligence community had been caught off guard by Pyongyang’s sprint toward a
Caricature-extraordinaire Alex Jones claimed on Tuesday to have in his possession THE secret FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) memo that congressional Republicans are calling to be declassified so as to demonstrate surveillance abuses.
“Congress is writing their report on this memo,” Jones said on his program.
EXCLUSIVE: Infowars has obtained and is now releasing the secret FISA memo - https://t.co/gikhkeHZwz #ReleaseTheMemo #SecretMemo #FISA #Infowars— Alex Jones (@RealAlexJones) January 23, 2018
Jones’s website Infowars published an article with the title, “Exclusive: Infowars Releases Secret FISA Memo” and claimed that the document was
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