Monday March 13, 2017 5 Top Stories to Start Your Day

Monday March 13, 2017 5 Top Stories to Start Your Day

1. The big news for the East coast is a winter storm that can drop 12 to 18 inches of snow across the Northeast. Winter Storm Stella could be the largest snowstorm to hit this winter. The National Weather Service said that heavy snow and strong winds with gusts of up to 50 mph could knock out power to thousands and snarl travel. New York and parts of Connecticut are under a blizzard watch. New York and Boston could get 12 to 18 inches, with isolated amounts of up to 2 feet across northeastern Massachusetts. Philadelphia was forecast to see 8 to 14 inches. Baltimore was looking at 6 to 10 inches; Washington, 4-8 inches.

2. Sunday, Kellyanne Conway in comments to the Bergen Record said of surveillance possibilities that, “You can surveil people through their phones, through their — certainly through their television sets, any number of different ways. And microwaves that turn into cameras, et cetera.” It appeared that Conway was backing up the claims that President Trump made that he in fact was “wiretapped” by the Obama administration. Monday though, Conway in an interview on “CNN New Day”, that she was not speaking about a moment such as the President being wiretapped but she was speaking about surveillance in general. “I’m not Inspector Gadget,” she said. “I don’t believe people are using the microwave to spy on the Trump campaign.”

3. Representative Steve King (R-IA), tweeted over the weekend that, “”We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.” King, was expressing support for a far-right Dutch candidate Geert Wilders,who has predicted that “Europe will be entirely transformed within a half-century.” Monday morning King explained his tweet saying that the United States and other European countries are losing their own culture because of immigration of those who are not assimilating to the country they have made their home but are changing the countries into what they left. Continuing King stated, “I’m a champion for Western civilization,” and that adding that all people do not contribute to American society equally. “They contribute differently to our culture and civilization.”

4. Senator John McCain, (R-AZ) stated Sunday that President Trump needs to present his evidence in his allegation that President Obama wiretapped his phones during the presidential race. McCain said on CNN’s “State of the Union” that he had “no reason to believe” Trump’s allegations. McCain told anchor Jake Tapper that, “I have no reason to believe that the charge is true, but I also believe that the President of the United States could clear this up in a minute.” Continuing McCain said that, “All he has to do is pick up the phone, call the director of the CIA, director of national intelligence and say, ‘OK, what happened?'”

5. Democrats have decided that they will fight back against President Trump and the proposed Mexican wall he wants built on the southern border of United States. The “build the wall” proposal was a campaign promise but the promise came with the chants that Mexico will pay to bill the wall. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) and other top Senate Democrats warned GOP leaders Monday that they will block any attempt to use the budget process to begin construction of the wall. According to a letter obtained by The Washington Post, Democrats write that they won’t accept any attempt to include funding for Trump’s proposed border wall in a spending bill necessary to keep the government open past April 28 which will to a showdown with the possibility of shutting down the federal government if the GOP does not work with the Democrats on the funding of Trump’s massive wall.


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