Trump Less-Than-Thrilled With Tentative Budget Deal
(Washington, DC) — President Trump says he is less-than-thrilled about a tentative deal to avert another partial government shutdown. During a Cabinet meeting at the White House today, Trump again accused Democrats of being obstructionists and insisted that a massive border wall is being built anyway. One quarter of the federal government runs out of money again at the end of the week. Congressional negotiators have been working feverishly to strike a bipartisan deal. The deal reportedly offers far less money for border security than the President wants.
Fairfax Accuser Says Former NBA Player Also Raped Her At Duke
(Durham, NC) — The woman who says Virginia Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax raped her at Duke says she was also raped by a former NBA player. The New York Times reports that the accuser told a friend she was raped by Corey Maggette 20 years ago. Maggette, now a Fox Sports basketball analyst, is denying these claims and Fox Sports is investigating them. The woman’s lawyer says she tried to report the rape to a dean, but the dean discouraged her from moving forward with the claim.
Virginia Governor Northam To Launch Listening Tour About Race
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam plans to launch a statewide listening tour about race as he continues to resist calls to resign over racist photos in his medical school yearbook. Northam’s office says the tour will aim to engage different communities in conversations about race. Northam and his advisers reportedly want to refocus his legislative agenda on race and equality. There are also reports that the governor is privately telling people if the Virginia legislature passes a bill giving him authority to take down Confederate statues, he would sign it.