Meanwhile, the Chinese began paying more attention to affairs in and around the Mediterranean, including establishing its first overseas military base in the Horn of Africa

European Navies Are Grappling with Aggressive Russian, Chinese Operations in Baltic, Mediterranean

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Trump Sets Sights on Amazon Campaign Promise!

Capitol Hill wants Facebook’s blood, but President Trump isn’t interested. Instead, the tech behemoth Trump wants to go after is Amazon, according to five sources who’ve discussed it with him. “He’s obsessed with Amazon,” a source said. “Obsessed.”

What we’re hearing: Trump has talked about changing Amazon’s tax treatment because he’s worried about mom-and-pop retailers being put out of business.

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  • A source who’s spoken to POTUS: “He’s wondered aloud if there may be any way to go after Amazon with antitrust or competition law.”
  • Trump’s deep-seated antipathy toward Amazon surfaces when discussing tax policy and antitrust cases. The president would love to clip CEO Jeff Bezos’ wings. But he doesn’t have a plan to make that happen.

Behind the president’s thinking: Trump’s wealthy friends tell him Amazon is destroying their businesses. His real estate buddies tell him — and he agrees — that Amazon is killing shopping malls and brick-and-mortar retailers.

  • Trump tells people Amazon has gotten a free ride from taxpayers and cushy treatment from the U.S. Postal Service.
  • “The whole post office thing, that’s very much a perception he has,” another source said. “It’s been explained to him in multiple meetings that his perception is inaccurate and that the post office actually makes a ton of money from Amazon.”
  • Axios’ Ina Fried notes: The Postal Service actually added delivery on Sunday in some cities because Amazon made it worthwhile.
  • Trump also pays close attention to the Amazon founder’s ownership of The Washington Post, which the president views as Bezos’ political weapon.

Trump never talks about Mark Zuckerberg or Facebook: He isn’t tuned in to the debate over how they handle people’s data, and thinks the Russia story is a hoax, sources say.

 

Read Full Story Here: Trump hates Amazon, not Facebook – Axios

#Pizzagate Whistle Blower and Hollywood Victim Corey Feldman & Body Guard Attacked, Corey Stabbed

Corey Feldman has been hospitalized after he says a total stranger stabbed him in the abdomen and then escaped.

Corey says he was stopped at a traffic light Tuesday night in L.A.’s San Fernando Valley — with a security guard — when 3 men approached the car. He says while his security was distracted by the 3 guys, a car pulled up and another attacker jumped out, stabbed him and fled the scene.

Corey rushed to a hospital after the attack, and that’s when LAPD was informed of the attack. Cops are now investigating, but Corey thinks he knows who’s responsible.

He says he’s been getting online threats from some group of people he refers to as the “Wolfpack.” Corey adds, “I have reason to believe it’s all connected! Enough is enough!”

 

Read Full Story Here: Corey Feldman Claims He Was Stabbed in the Stomach | TMZ.com

Teacher pleads guilty after having baby with student she adopted

From the “You Can’t Believe This department:

Cross allegedly told his mom that she wanted to “mentor” him and was granted partial custody, according to authorities.

Under the court-approved arrangement, Cross and the teen moved in together to her Tallmadge home, officials said.

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ANALYSIS: Constitution Compels Sessions Dismiss Mueller From Non-Campaign Cases

Paul Manafort‘s legal team brought a motion to dismiss on Tuesday, noting that Rosenstein could not appoint Mueller to any investigation outside the scope of the 2016 campaign since Sessions did not recuse himself for anything outside the campaign. I agree with this take on Mueller’s authority. Continue reading “ANALYSIS: Constitution Compels Sessions Dismiss Mueller From Non-Campaign Cases”

Zuckerberg’s Facebook Insider Stock Sell-Off Dwarfs all Other Insiders

Zuckerberg and another executive sold shares about $20 above where they were trading Tuesday.Analysts are not suggesting anything nefarious behind the regularly scheduled sales… However, the sheer volume of the selling can amount to an overhang on the stock at a time when it could use all the support it can get.

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Disclosed! Crooked McCabe Started a CRIMINAL FBI Investigation over His New Boss Jeff Sessions

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe oversaw a federal investigation last year into whether Attorney General Jeff Sessions was fully forthcoming in his testimony to Congress about his contacts with Russian officials, ABC News reported Wednesday.

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Breaking: Trump to Tillerson, “YOU’RE FIRED!” CIA DIRECTOR TO BE NEW SECRETARY OF STATE

Trump reportedly asked Tillerson to step down on Friday. Trump confirmed the news in a tweet Tuesday.

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Digging Into Seth Rich & Friend Shawn Lucas deaths: The RedLINE on NEWSTALK614 PODCAST

Columbus’ Talk Alternative, Modern Talk NEWSTALK614’s ‘Non-Corby Show’ alternative ‘The RedLILNE with Vinny breaks the fact from fiction in today’s podcast: VIDEO REPLAY

Seth Rich: The DNC staffer was attacked near DC’s up-and-coming Bloomingdale neighborhood three weeks ago. DC police say they still have no clues or leads in what they say was a random killing, likely part of a burglary attempt. But while Rich was beaten, shot and killed, he wasn’t robbed; he still had his wallet, watch and phone when police discovered his body.

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NEWSTALK614 ‘The RedLINE with Vinny’ TTRN Podcast

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