Pres. Trump, Sec. Pompeo Tell Anti-ISIS Coalition Members to Step Up
President Trump joined Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Washington Wednesday to touted the success of the U.S. led coalition’s fight against ISIS. Secretary Pompeo urged U.S. partners to redouble their efforts, saying that defeating ISIS was generational responsibly.
President Trump said, “It should be formally announced sometime probably next week that we will have 100 percent of the caliphate.”
Members of the 79 country anti-ISIS coalition were at the State Department discussing strategy after President Trump’s decision to pull American forces from Syria. Pompeo says the troop withdrawal is only a tactical decision and that America will continue the fight.
Billionaires Spar Over Tax Breaks
Michael Bloomberg thinks Jeff Bezos got way too many tax breaks to open Amazon’s new H-Q in Brooklyn.
Tuesday in Manhattan, the former Mayor cheered Amazon’s decision to move to New York, but also included that he “didn’t think they needed” the tax incentives, according to the New York Post.
Bloomberg says Amazon would have come to Brooklyn anyway – because of it’s deep pool of tech talent.
Other left-leaning politicians have also criticized current Mayor Bill DeBlasio for giving away to much to Amazon.
Gladys Knight Not Concerned About Career, After Super Bowl National Anthem
Gladys Knight says he’s not worried about her career after singing a rousing version of the National Anthem at the Super Bowl.
CNN’s Don Lemon recently asked the legendary singer and civil rights icon about the Anthem controversy stirred up by kneeling NFL players like Colin Kaepernick, and if singing the Star Spangled Banner at the Super Bowl would cost her professionally.
Knight responded, “You know what? Nothing good comes easy,” adding, ”I grew up with the national anthem we used to sing it before school, we used to say prayers before school – and we just don’t have that any more.”
Trump’s Boyhood Home For Sale, Again
President Trump’s boyhood home is up for sale in Queens – again. The Wall Street Journal reports that the home comes with a “Life Size Cutout” of the president. There’s also a sign in one of the bed rooms that reads President Donald J. Trump was likely conceived here – by his parents – Fred and Mary Trump. The house is about 2,500-square-feet. The Journal describes it as a “modest, yellow Tudor-style home.”
Right now, it’s on the market for $2.9 million, which is a steep increase from when the home last sold two years ago for $2.1 Million.
AAA: Cold Temps Sap Electric Car Batteries
The AAA has now confirmed what many electronic car owners figured out last week during the polar vortex. The batteries in their electric cars don’t function the same way when the temperatures plummet.According to the Associated Press, “the study of five electric vehicles by AAA also found that high temperatures can cut into battery range, but not nearly as much as the cold. The range returns to normal in more comfortable temperatures.