Thursday, December 20, 2018

Today’s Two-Minute Drill


THIS DAY IN HISTORY

1803 – The U.S. buys the Louisiana Territory from France for $15million — a steal!

1860 – South Carolina secedes from the Union — the first state to do so.

1957 – Elvis Presley is drafted by the U.S. Army

News and The Politics out of D.C.

AMID CONGRESSIONAL GRIDLOCK, TRUMP VOWS THE U.S. MILITARY WILL BUILD THE WALL

SENATE APPROVED A STOP-GAP SPENDING BILL, SENDS IT TO THE HOUSE…WILL THE WH SIGN IT?

U.S. TO WITHDRAW ALL TROOPS FROM SYRIA — IN A HURRY

REP KINZINGER SAYS ISIS WILL USE THE SYRIA PULLOUT AS A RECRUITING TOOL

NORTH KOREA SAYS IT WILL NOT DENUCLEARIZE UNTIL THE U.S. REMOVES ITS NUKES FROM THE PENINSULA

FED LIFTS THE PRIME LENDING RATE FOR THE FOURTH TIME THIS YEAR — VOWS FEWER RAISES NEXT YEAR

JUDGE PRESIDING OVER FLYNN SENTENCING ALSO STUCK DOWN NEW, TOUGHER ASYLUM RULES

NY TIMES REPORTS DEMS USED RUSSIA’S DECEPTIVE 2016 ELECTION TACTICS IN THE ALABAMA SENATE RACE

HELL FREEZES OVER — ALSO, VAN JONES GAVE PRESIDENT TRUMP A COMPLIMENT…ON CNN!

ELIZABETH WARREN HAS A PLAN TO LOWER DRUG PRICES — LET THE GOV’T MAKE THEM

YOU KNOW THAT MONTHLY FEE YOU PAY FOR 9-1-1? IT’S BEING RE-ALLOCATED ELSEWHERE

BIZARRO WORLD — EXITING CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR WARNS DEMS ABOUT SPENDING TOO MUCHREAD PAUL RYAN’S FAREWELL ADDRESS

General News

AMY SCHUMER IS TAKING CREDIT FOR TAKING DOWN THE SUPER BOWL HALFTIME SHOW

JIMMY KIMMEL SKETCH SAYS TED CRUZ SHOULD BE IN HELL, CRUZ DESTROYED HIM

FINANCIAL TIMES PERSON OF THE YEAR? GEORGE SOROS

KEVIN HART HAS THE LAST LAUGH — HE’S #2 ON THE HIGHEST PAID COMEDIANS LIST

RETAILER ‘FOREVER 21′ APOLOGIZED FOR USING A WHITE MODEL TO PROMOTE ITS’ ‘BLACK PANTHER’ SWEATER

CHRISTMAS RETURNS HAPPENING BEFORE THE HOLIDAY ACTUALLY HAPPENS? SO SAYS UPS

DID YOU KNOW GEORGE H.W. BUSH ANONYMOUSLY SPONSORED A 7-YR-OLD FILIPINO BOY FOR A DECADE?

STUDY: JUST SIX MONTHS OF WALKING MAY REDUCE COGNITIVE DECLINE

Strange News Catching My Eye

GINGERBREAD MEN REPLACED BY GINGERBREAD PERSONS… YOU ALREADY KNOW WHY

‘ALL GENDERS CAN HAVE PERIODS’ — THAT’S FROM A NEW EDUCATION GUIDELINE IN BRITAIN – BE ‘PERIOD POSITIVE’ 

POLICY REPORT TERRIFYING ‘SUPERNATURAL’ EVENTS WHILE QUESTIONING ‘JOHN OF GOD’ IN SEX ABUSE SCANDAL

IF YOUR NEW IPAD PRO APPEARS TO BE BENT…APPLE SAYS IT’S OK

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