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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Gorka Joins Outlet That Published “Ten Things I Hate About Jews”

Reprinted with permission from LobeLog.
by Eli Clifton

Sebastian Gorka’s role as a deputy assistant to President Donald Trump ended in August 2017. A series of investigative articles tied him to Vitezi Rend, a Hungarian group the State Department characterized as collaborating with the Nazis. He’d also endorsed a racist and anti-Semitic militia in Hungary in a 2007 television interview.

A favorite of Beltway institutions like the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and the Heritage Foundation before he joined the Trump campaign, Gorka became the president’s attack dog on cable news interviews. He eventually departed the White House under questionable circumstances: he says he resigned, other sources say he was fired.



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Red Cross General Counsel Resigns Over Handling of Sexual Assault Allegations

American Red Cross General Counsel David Meltzer has resigned after a ProPublica story detailed troubling aspects of how he handled a sexual misconduct case involving another senior official at the charity.

In his resignation letter, dated Jan. 31 and effective immediately, Meltzer wrote to American Red Cross CEO Gail McGovern that he deeply regretted his handling of the case. “I want to ensure that the reputation of the institution remains strong and that nothing interferes with the organization’s ability to effectively carry out its important mission,” his letter says.

In an organization-wide email this morning, McGovern announced the resignation. “Over the course of the last year, we have seen news accounts of other organizations and institutions contending with serious instances of sexual harassment and the harmful repercussions that such misconduct can create.



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Trump’s Economic Sugar Rush Sours As GDP Growth Falls In Final Quarter

For months, right-wing media has been pushing the narrative of a “Trump economic boom” that the POTUS will ride to reelection in 2020…if only the Russia collusion scandal blows over by then.

It doesn’t look like the economy is cooperating.

U.S. economic growth slowed significantly in the fourth quarter of 2017, under-performing expectations with only a 2.6% expansion of GDP. The number represents the domestic economy’s worst showing since last winter.

It’s a far cry from Trump’s breathless prediction of 6% GDP growth  in December, or even Breitbart’s giddy coverage of the New York Fed prediction of 3.9% final-quarter growth.

And it isn’t good news for the national debt either.…

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