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    SUNRISE (CBSMiami) — U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) is the latest Florida lawmaker to fight back against Governor Ron DeSantis’s plan to order state flags be flown at half-staff to honor the passing of conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh. Wasserman Schultz wrote to local mayors in her district, including Weston, Davie, Pembroke Pines, and Aventura, to urge them to ignore DeSantis’s order. READ MORE: Miami-Dade Man Responds Quickly To Beware The Jews Graffiti On Fence Hours after the death of Rush Limbaugh last week, DeSantis said he would order the flags in his state be lowered to half-staff once funeral arrangements are announced. “There’s not much that needs to be said. The guy was an absolute legend,” DeSantis explained. “He was a friend of mine and just a great person.” Well that’s a matter of debate. While there’s no question that Limbaugh is an icon for many conservatives,...
    By BILL BARROW, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Road improvements are on hold in the suburban Atlanta town of Union City. In Dayton, Ohio, annual training classes for new police officers and firefighters are slated for cancellation. City agencies in Arlington, Texas, have been cut by up to 8%, with officials bracing for more later this year. The economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic has squeezed many city budgets and prompted mayors and local leaders — both Republicans and Democrats — to look to Washington for help. But Republicans in Washington have stood in the way of sending federal aid to cities, leaving local leaders and public employee unions worried they'll get shortchanged as Congress negotiates the next COVID-19 response package. The GOP posture comes with political risks. In rejecting a bill with help for lower governments, Republican lawmakers may soon find themselves voting against high-profile allies and forcing those...
    ATLANTA (AP) — Road improvements are on hold in the suburban Atlanta town of Union City. In Dayton, Ohio, annual training classes for new police officers and firefighters are slated for cancellation. City agencies in Arlington, Texas, have been cut by up to 8%, with officials bracing for more later this year. The economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic has squeezed many city budgets and prompted mayors and local leaders — both Republicans and Democrats — to look to Washington for help. But Republicans in Washington have stood in the way of sending federal aid to cities, leaving local leaders and public employee unions worried they’ll get shortchanged as Congress negotiates the next COVID-19 response package. The GOP posture comes with political risks. In rejecting a bill with help for lower governments, Republican lawmakers may soon find themselves voting against high-profile allies and forcing those constituents to depend on President...
    By JOSH BOAK and KEVIN FREKING, The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden met with a bipartisan group of governors and mayors at the White House on Friday as part of his push to give financial relief from the coronavirus pandemic to state and local governments — a clear source of division with Republican lawmakers who view the spending as wasteful. As part of a $1.9 trillion coronavirus package, Biden wants to send $350 billion to state and local governments and tribal governments. While Republicans in Congress have largely objected to this initiative, Biden's push has some GOP support among governors and mayors. “You folks are all on the front lines and dealing with the crisis since day one,” Biden said at the start of the Oval Office meeting. “They’ve been working on their own in many cases.” Republican lawmakers have stressed that some past aid to state...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden met with a bipartisan group of governors and mayors at the White House on Friday as part of his push to give financial relief from the coronavirus pandemic to state and local governments — a clear source of division with Republican lawmakers who view the spending as wasteful. As part of a $1.9 trillion coronavirus package, Biden wants to send $350 billion to state and local governments and tribal governments. While Republicans in Congress have largely objected to this initiative, Biden’s push has some GOP support among governors and mayors. “You folks are all on the front lines and dealing with the crisis since day one,” Biden said at the start of the Oval Office meeting. “They’ve been working on their own in many cases.” Republican lawmakers have stressed that some past aid to state and local governments remains unspent and revenues have rebounded...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – After some wild and reckless celebrations up in Tampa, some local mayors say they’re frustrated and concerned. Overall, they feel as though most situations were under control, but there were some setbacks. RELATED: Gov. Ron DeSantis Calls For Esteban Bovo To Run For Mayor Of Hialeah They are trying their best to set straight the message, especially to tourists, that South Florida is not a free-for-all, no matter the occasion. Super Bowl festivities in Tampa turned from celebratory, to downright concerning. Images of people packed together, wearing masks around their necks, drinking out of the same bottles of alcohol, as they let their guard down to soak in the winning glory. “Frankly, I think a lot of that may have been happening here, too, because we’re not perfect either, and there are a lot of people who are too fatigued or just don’t care, and we have...
    WELD COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Nearly 40 Denver metro area mayors, who represent more than 50% of Colorado’s entire population, cosigned a letter to Gov. Jared Polis asking for more uniform enforcement of COVID-19 restrictions. In a letter obtained by CBS4, the Metro Mayors Caucus asked Polis to consider using state powers to reprimand those blatantly violating health orders. Marc Williams, Mayor of Arvada and Chair of the caucus, said the metro area mayors specifically take issue with Weld County’s public refusal to enforce Level Red restrictions while most other heavily populated counties are doing so. (credit: CBS) “There was fair amount of frustration expressed specifically with the situation in Weld County where they have decided not to enforce the Level Red requirements, and the impact that has on all of us,” Williams told CBS4’s Dillon Thomas. “Our restaurants, our businesses and our local communities are playing by the rules....
            by Scott McClallen  City leaders in Michigan are asking state legislators to adopt policy changes that will prevent 24 cities currently collecting local income taxes from losing up to $250 million next year. Several mayors held a virtual press conference Monday organized by the Michigan Municipal League (MML), asking the GOP-led legislature to approve a plan with three components. Extend the exemption to the Open Meetings Act to allow local governmental bodies to continue to meet remotely beyond the end of 2020. Allow local cities one opportunity to collect local income taxes from workers employed within the city but forced to work remotely during the pandemic. Amend the relationship between the Headlee Amendment and Proposal A COVID-19 and government restrictions on businesses have driven thousands of stores out of business, likely reducing property values and property tax revenues. The plan would address “unintended interactions” between...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — As the race for a coronavirus vaccine nears the finish line, this weekend will likely look a little different for most. Indoor sports practices are canceled. Museums and movie theaters are closed. And indoor dining is banned. But new numbers from Illinois State Police show dozens of restaurant owners are still allowing people to eat inside In Chicago the message from city hall is clear: Restaurants allowing indoor dining will have their licenses taken. Only outdoor dining and takeout are allowed. But in many areas of Illinois, city halls are not in step with the governor. Some mayors are even instructing local police to look the other way on enforcing the indoor ban. RELATED:  Suburban Restaurants Could Be Criminally Charged For Defying Governor’s Indoor Dining Ban ‘We Close Down Again We Won’t Survive It’: Restaurants Defy Governor’s Indoor Dining Ban “It’s important for us to do...
    A group of Florida mayors is urging Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) to impose a “mandatory mask mandate” as concerns over rising cases of the Chinese coronavirus rise. St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman, a Democrat, is among mayors urging DeSantis to take action as other blue state governors impose drastic restrictions, including limits on gatherings in private homes. Kriseman agrees with allowing counties and cities to fine-tune restrictions, but believes a sweeping mask mandate is necessary “so there’s consistency.” “Having a mandatory mask mandate throughout the state so there’s consistency, allowing us as individual counties and cities to determine what other restrictions make sense,” he said during a Zoom call on Wednesday. “Whether it’s a 25 percent occupancy limitation, a 50 percent, whatever the number is that works for our communities and allowing us to enforce that,” he continued. Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber (D) appeared to agree. “Since the governor opened...
    Photo via DeSantis/FacebookA cohort of mayors from the southern portion of the state is urging Gov. Ron DeSantis to change his hands-off approach to COVID-19 as infections continue to rise. Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber led a virtual news conference Wednesday featuring four separate requests as local leaders begin bracing for a potential spike in hospitalizations. St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman, Hialeah Mayor Carlos Hernández, Sunrise Mayor Michael Ryan and Miami Shores Mayor Crystal Wagar joined Gelber on the call. “It’s unmistakably clear that Florida’s approach to managing this pandemic is failing pretty horribly,” Gelber said at the top of the call. Gelber began by proposing a statewide mask mandate, as described in a letter the mayors are sending to DeSantis. “Across the country, governors of every political stripe are doing it,” Gelber said. “They realize that it is clearly, at this point, one of the few things you can do that allows you to open up the economy in...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – With COVID-19 cases rising, a number of South Florida mayors pleaded with Governor Ron DeSantis to make mask-wearing in public mandatory statewide. “Positive cases are rising steeply, and it’s spreading,” said Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber. “What Florida is doing isn’t working. Florida is failing horribly.” Other mayors on a Zoom call meeting Wednesday afternoon, agreed “If we don’t act boldly, we will regret it,“ said Sunrise Mayor Mike Ryan. Hialeah Mayor Carlos Hernández said, “This isn’t Democrats or Republicans. I’m a conservative.” Governor DeSantis lifted all statewide Covid restrictions in September and banned local governments from enforcing mask mandates. MORE FROM CBSMIAMI.COM Miami-Dade Public Schools Reconvenes Its Coronavirus Task Force Multiple Sightings Of Monster-Sized Alligators In Florida Dolphins In Hunt For Division Title, First Time Since 2008 The mayors say fines worked and want to bring them back. They also want...
    LONDON (Reuters) - Leaders of major cities in northern England on Saturday asked for more generous economic support for workers and businesses facing local lockdown, saying the government's current proposals would wreak economic hardship on their citizens. British finance minister Rishi Sunak on Friday offered extra help for businesses and people who are forced to stop work during local coronavirus lockdowns. But Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester, said that the support package was unacceptable ahead of the expected introduction of new restrictions in large parts of northern England. He called for an increase to the proposed two-thirds of wages for furloughed workers, while government needed to recognise a broader array of businesses that would be impacted. To accept the package would be "to surrender our residents to hardship in the run up to Christmas, and our businesses to potential failure or collapse," Burnham told reporters. Burnham said that he...
    toggle audio on and off change volume download audio WTOP's Jason Fraley previews the Mayor's Arts Awards It’s time once again to honor the most talented artists in the nation’s capital. The 35th annual D.C. Mayor’s Arts Awards will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m. “The purpose is to celebrate all of the incredible creative activity that is happening here in Washington, D.C.,” Creative Affairs Office Associate Director Maryann Lombardi told WTOP. “Our city is really rife with creativity, with artists, with artisans, with people that are contributing to the really cool, killer place that it is to live.” The event will be held at the Park Up D.C. drive-in location outside RFK Stadium, or you can stream it from the comfort of your own home on Facebook and YouTube. Categories include Excellence in Arts Education, Community Arts Advocacy, Creative Nightlife Economy, Media Arts, Humanities, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Visionary...
    If Joe Biden is elected president, mayors and county executives will get a pipeline of foreign workers for local CEOs who say they cannot recruit Americans for the jobs, says Joe Biden’s 2020 campaign platform. “It is the Democratic version of [President] George W. Bush’s [2004] ‘Willing worker, willing employer’ proposal,” said Mark Krikorian, director of the Center for Immigration Studies. The Bush proposal, he said, would have allowed: Any employer to import any number of workers from anywhere in the world to do any job at any wage above minimum wage. What Biden wants to do … is to give city and county governments the ability to import people and then give them to the employers. In exchange, Krikorian said, “the [employers] would express their gratitude with donations and consulting contracts for the [politicians’] cocaine-addicted sons.” Biden’s local migration plan is described in his immigration platform titled, “The Biden...
    U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Chris Murphy (D-CT), both members of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, this week introduced legislation to establish an Office at the U.S. State Department to coordinate policy and programs to help mayors and governors engage with their foreign counterparts and solidify a subnational diplomacy structure within the federal government. The City and State Diplomacy Act would codify the Office of Subnational Diplomacy at the State Department, led by an Ambassador-at-Large, to maintain international networks and reduce duplication and inefficiency in outreach by mayors and governors to create jobs, spark economic development, improve public health, and protect the environment. This legislation would also play a vital public diplomacy role by connecting U.S. citizens to the policy-making process, highlighting the local impact of diplomacy, and forging ties with foreign mayors and governors who are the future national-level leaders of their countries. “With over...
            by Mary Rose Corkery  Democratic mayors wrote to Congress Monday, asking for limitations on the Trump administration deployment of “unidentified federal officers” to their cities to calm protests, according to a letter posted on Twitter. The mayors requested that federal agents be required to present identification except “on an undercover mission authorized by the local U.S. Attorney,” according to the letter Wheeler posted on Twitter. Six Democratic mayors, including Mayor Ted Wheeler of Portland and Mayor Lori Lightfoot of Chicago signed the letter. President Donald Trump sent more than 200 federal officers to Chicago to end violent protests, according to a July 22 press briefing. Wheeler has criticized the federal government’s deployment of federal officers, calling it “unconscionable and un-American,” he said on Twitter July 23. Wheeler had been with protesters the night before. The letter further asked Congress to restrict federal agents control crowds and have “local authorities” approve...
    Democratic mayors wrote to Congress Monday, asking for limitations on the Trump administration deployment of “unidentified federal officers” to their cities to calm protests, according to a letter posted on Twitter. The mayors requested that federal agents be required to present identification except “on an undercover mission authorized by the local U.S. Attorney,” according to the letter Wheeler posted on Twitter. Six Democratic mayors, including Mayor Ted Wheeler of Portland and Mayor Lori Lightfoot of Chicago signed the letter. President Donald Trump sent more than 200 federal officers to Chicago to end violent protests, according to a July 22 press briefing. Wheeler has criticized the federal government’s deployment of federal officers, calling it “unconscionable and un-American,” he said on Twitter July 23. Wheeler had been with protesters the night before. The letter further asked Congress to restrict federal agents control crowds and have “local authorities” approve of the federal government’s...
    PORTLAND, ORE. - The mayors of six U.S. cities appealed Monday to Congress to make it illegal for the federal government to deploy militarized federal agents to cities that don't want them, even as the Trump administration is considering sending more of them to Portland, Oregon. "This administration's egregious use of federal force on cities over the objections of local authorities should never happen," the mayors of Portland, Seattle, Chicago, Kansas City, Albuquerque and Washington D.C. wrote to leaders of the U.S. House and Senate. Early Monday, U.S. agents repeatedly fired what appeared to be tear gas, flash bangs and pepper balls at protesters outside the federal courthouse in downtown in Portland. Some protesters had climbed over the fence surrounding the courthouse, while others shot fireworks, banged on the fence and projected lights on the building. President Donald Trump said Monday on Twitter that the federal properties in Portland "wouldn't...
    Six Democratic mayors have sent a letter to Congressional leaders asking them to pass legislation barring the Trump administration from sending federal agents to their cities.  The mayors called on the Congressional leaders to pass legislation that would require the administration to receive consent from local authorities before deploying federal agents, as well as limit federal agents’ crowd controlling activities to protect federal property. They also said the legislation should require visible identification at all times on federal agents and vehicles unless the agents are on an undercover mission authorized by the local U.S. attorney. The letter sent to Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiWhite House, Senate GOP race to finalize coronavirus package ahead of Monday rollout Congress set for messy COVID-19 talks on tight deadline Sunday shows - Coronavirus relief, stimulus talks dominate MORE (D-Calif.), House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthyCheney battle raises questions about House GOP's future Democrats hope clash...
    A simple decision by mayors throughout the nation will determine if thousands of people live or die. That decision is whether these cities seek the assistance of the FBI and other federal law-enforcement agencies to combat the growth of violence within their jurisdictions. This past week, President Trump has amped up the prospect that the feds will take a  more aggressive role in intervening to quell spiraling violence if local mayors continue to fail to protect their residents and taxpayers. As a former county executive of the largest suburban county near New York City, I can testify as to how a federal/local law-enforcement partnership decimated the MS-13 gang within our community and dropped gang-related deaths down to nearly zero in just a few months. NEWT GINGRICH: CHAOS IN OUR CITIES — HOW POLITICIANS ARE SETTING UP POLICE TO FAIL As a resident in the environs of New York City, I also...
    Hundreds of protesters rallied outside the home of Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Thursday night and demanded that the local police department be defunded, according to local outlets. The demonstration came after Lightfoot reportedly did an about-face and agreed to President Trump’s plan to send 200 federal agents to the Windy City, in the aftermath of a shooting outside a funeral home that killed at least 15 people. “Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot agreed to let feds into Chicago. So this is the scene outside her house tonight,” tweeted one person. At another point, protesters called on Lightfoot to come out of her home, shouting “Where’s Lori? Get your ass up out the house,” footage shows. The march took off earlier in the evening from Logan Square, where protesters rallied to demand the reallocation of funds from the Chicago Police Department, according to local outlet WGN-TV. The protesters also demanded justice...
    A group of 15 U.S. major city mayors are calling on the federal government to immediately withdraw federal forces and “agree to no further unilateral deployments in U.S. cities.”  In a letter Tuesday to Attorney General William Barr and acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf, the mayors said the federal government deciding on its own to send forces into American cities “is unprecedented and violates fundamental constitutional protections.”  The signatories include Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler.  Portland, Oregon has been at the forefront of the issue since federal forces deployed there in early July.  Since then, what had been smaller ongoing protests against police brutality and racial injustice have grown and become more tense, with clashes between protesters and federal personnel and allegations of federal forces taking people away in unmarked cars without cause.  Federal officials...
    Several big-city mayors that have seen upticks in violent crime and escalating clashes between police and protesters are demanding federal agents be withdrawn from their cities -- and any plans for more federal deployments be halted. In two separate letters -- one addressed to Attorney General Bill Barr and Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf and the other to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, both Democrats, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican -- the mayors expressed objection to the presence of federal agents conducting law enforcement activities in their cities without coordinating with local authorities. "Deployment of federal forces in the streets of our communities has not been requested nor is it acceptable," the letter reads. Both letters are signed by Portland, Ore., Mayor Ted Wheeler; Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms; Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot; Washington D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser; Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and Kansas Cty, Mo., Mayor Quinton Lucas. PORTLAND 'WALL OF MOMS'...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci said that governors and mayors should do what it takes to get people in their states and cities to wear masks. Speaking at a U.S. Chamber of Commerce event, the nation’s top expert on infectious diseases said that they should “be as forceful as possible” in getting people to wear facial coverings. Public health experts have said that wearing masks is one of the most effective means of slowing the spread of the coronavirus, and a number of governors have put statewide orders in place for residents. As CNN reported, Fauci said that the re-opening of the economy and end to closures of non-essential businesses makes mask wearing that much more important. “When you’re living your life and trying to open up the country, you are going to come into contact with people. And for that reason, we know that masks are really important, and we should...
    Several Georgia mayors have lashed out over Gov. Brian Kemp’s (R) Wednesday order overriding local mandates requiring residents to wear a mask or face covering amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, vowing to continue enforcing local rules.  Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (D) said in a Thursday news conference that “It’s my belief that the city of Atlanta still has the appropriate standing to mandate masks,” specifically citing city-owned buildings and other areas. "I believe that our city mask ordinance, and I believe those across the state, are defensible, and it is not just my posture but the posture of many mayors across this state that our policies are enforceable and they stand,” Bottoms said Thursday. Kemp’s office has called local mask mandates “unenforceable.” The governor’s Wednesday order voids local mandates and instead “strongly” encourages all residents and visitors to wear face coverings in public.  When asked if she feared a...
    Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) effectively stripped local governments across the state from enforcing mask mandates via executive action on Wednesday, drawing ire from mayors across the state, one of whom accused Kemp of trying to “politicize” residents’ health. While several localities across Georgia have implemented mask mandates — from Atlanta to Augusta to Savannah — Kemp moved to prevent local officials from enforcing the orders. However, he is “strongly” encouraging Georgians to wear masks in public. “Kemp’s new order also bans local governments from requiring masks on public property, which void requirements that some governments have imposed for citizens to wear masks inside city and county buildings,” according to the Associated Press. “It is officially official. Governor Kemp does not give a damn about us. Every man and woman for himself/herself. Ignore the science and survive the best you can,” Savannah Mayor Van Johnson (D) said in response. “In...
    Washington — America's mayors are sounding the alarm that time is quickly running out for Congress to approve federal aid for local and state governments amid the worsening coronavirus crisis, with localities warning they may have to take an ax to essential services if lawmakers don't act soon. "This virus does not know what the population is and it doesn't know what the boundaries of the city limit is," Jeff Williams, mayor of Arlington, Texas, told CBS News. "It isn't just hitting in big cities, but cities of all sizes. The economic impacts are being realized all across the country." State and local officials have for months been lobbying Congress to approve federal aid for their governments as they have seen revenue streams dry up because of the pandemic. Still confronted with budget shortfalls and forced to furlough or layoff workers as the coronavirus crisis worsens across the country, mayors...
    (CNN)In the absence of federal mandates, state and local officials must figure out on their own the tricky road to reopening safely amid the pandemic.The resurgence of the virus, particularly in the Sun Belt, has left some mayors of hotspot cities frustrated with their governors over their lack of control to require residents to wear masks or stay at home.Austin, Texas, is within two weeks of having its hospitals overrun -- and its intensive care units could fill up even sooner, Democratic Mayor Steve Adler told CNN's Dana Bash Sunday on "State of the Union." He doesn't necessarily want Republican Gov. Greg Abbott to issue a statewide stay-at-home order, but he wants the ability to do so for his city's residents."You know, we had that local control back in March, and we exercised it," Adler said Sunday on the same program. "I want that local control now."That sentiment was echoed...
              Gov. Bill Lee signed an executive order Friday granting the mayors of 89 counties the authority to issue local face mask mandates. Six Tennessee counties – Sullivan, Knox, Hamilton, Davidson, Madison, and Shelby – have local health departments, and therefore already have the authority to issue mask requirements as needed, Lee’s office explained. The Metro Nashville and Davidson County Board of Health voted June 26 in favor of requiring residents to wear masks in public places. Under ordinary circumstances, the remaining 89 counties don’t have the authority to issue such requirements because they don’t operate local health departments. Lee’s Executive Order 54 grants the mayors of those counties the authority to issue local mask requirements in the event of a significant rise in COVID-19 cases. “While our densely populated urban areas continue to have the highest COVID-19 case rates, our local governments expressed...
    Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee (R ) signed an executive order Friday allowing mayors in 89 of the state's 95 counties to issue local mask requirements if they experience a spike in COVID-19 cases.  The remaining six counties in the state already had the authority to issue mask mandates as needed. Several of the state’s largest counties have imposed a mask requirement. “While our densely populated urban areas continue to have the highest COVID-19 case rates, our local governments expressed a need for greater flexibility in addressing a rise in cases and that includes setting stronger expectations around masks,” Lee said on Twitter. Today I signed Executive Order 54 to grant county mayors in 89 counties the authority to issue local mask requirements in the event of a significant rise in COVID-19 cases.— Gov. Bill Lee (@GovBillLee) July 3, 2020 The Volunteer State is among those experiencing a surge in cases. On Friday,...
    Rep. Michael Waltz, R-Fla., told “America’s Newsroom” on Monday that state and local elected officials must “start taking a tougher stance” against the riots erupting in the midst of protests over the death of George Floyd. “These mayors and these local elected leaders need to start getting tough and drawing the distinction between peaceful protests," Walz said, "and looting and rioting and punks like what we’re seeing with Antifa and, I think, that is what the country is calling for and we had a situation last night when the mayor of D.C. didn’t put a curfew in until 11 p.m." Walz, a Green Beret and veteran of the Afghanistan War, added that the area around the White House "looks like a war zone ... I fought all over the world. It looks like some of the war zones I have been in." TRUMP SIGNS SOCIAL MEDIA EXECUTIVE ORDER THAT CALLS FOR REMOVAL OF...
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