The Daily Populous

Wednesday December 26th, 2018 morning edition

image for Trump becomes first president since 2002 not to visit troops at Christmastime

On Christmas Day, President Donald Trump took part in a long-running practice of presidents who called troops stationed around the country and the world.

But he broke from a recent tradition of actually visiting troops and wounded warriors.

By staying home on Tuesday, Trump became the first president since 2002 who didn't visit military personnel around Christmastime.

President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama speak to U.S. Marines and personnel on Christmas day at Marine Corps Base Hawaii in 2016.

Before him, according to a check of news releases, President George W. Bush visited wounded warriors at Walter Reed from 2003 to 2008.

He did not visit troops at Christmas in 2002, in the run-up to the Iraq War, or in 2001.

At this point in their presidencies, Obama visited troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, and Bush visited Iraq just eight months after the start of the war in 2003. »

Air Canada flight turns back halfway to Hawaii, passengers get $10 vouchers

Authored by

Air Canada passengers on a flight that turned back to Vancouver when it was already halfway to Hawaii aren’t pleased with the $10 food voucher they received as a result of the inconvenience.

An Air Canada spokesperson told CTV News that the decision to return the Boeing 737 to Vancouver was “for maintenance reasons only” and that it was “not an emergency.”.

Lukacs said passengers should send a letter to the airline citing the Carriage By Air Act and listing the costs of the delay. »

Operators of Texas "Tent City" for unaccompanied migrant children plan to close it

Authored by

Instead, BCFS will take daily extensions with the expectation that the government will transfer the children elsewhere, potentially by January 15.

"We've said all along that this is not a permanent solution and children should be with their families.".

When the Tornillo facility first opened in June, officials said they expected it to close on July 13, but month after month it extended and remained open. »

Russia’s Secret Weapon? America’s Idiocracy

Authored by
image for

Is it before or after spending 20 minutes reading Sputnik’s slippery summary of Hillary Clinton’s paid speeches to Goldman Sachs executives?

Neither Congress nor the State Department can tabulate American stupidity as if it were the census.

This is something Putin cleverly cottoned on to from the very beginning of his presidency, and exploits even now. »