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Tuesday, January 01, 2019

Roger Federer beats Serena Williams in Hopman Cup exhibition match

Roger Federer and Serena Williams, two of the greatest tennis players of all time, found the perfect way to welcome in the new year. They both did something they’d never done before: play each other.

Williams and Federer, both 37, faced off in a mixed-doubles exhibition match at the Hopman Cup on Tuesday. Federer and his partner Belinda Bencic came out on top, beating Williams and Frances Tiafoe 4-2 4-3 (5-3).


Zero NJ Residents surrendered 'High Capacity' Magazines

A report from Reason reveals not a single New Jersey resident has surrendered their “high capacity” magazines to state police since the implementation of the magazine ban.

Breitbart News reported that New Jersey’s “high capacity” magazine ban took effect December 11, 2018, making the mere possession of such a magazine a fourth degree felony.

At first, the New Jersey State Police refused to rule out door-to-door enforcement of the ban, then made clear that they had no plans to go house-to-house.


Democrats walk away from Shutdown Negotiations

Democratic leaders walked away from the negotiating table Thursday in the midst of a government shutdown over funding for border security, a senior White House official tells The Daily Caller.

The government partially shut down shortly before Christmas after President Donald Trump refused to sign an appropriations bill that did not contain his requested $5 billion for border wall funding. Since then, Republicans and Democrats — who will take control of the House in the New Year – have been looking to strike a deal to reopen the government.

On Thursday afternoon, however, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders accused Democrats of blowing off a potential deal earlier this week.

“The Administration understands this crisis and made a reasonable, common-sense solution to Democrats five days ago – we’ve not received a single response,” Sanders said in a statement. “The President and his team stayed in Washington over Christmas hoping to negotiate a deal that would stop the dangerous crisis on the border, protect American communities, and re-open the government.”


Donald Trump: Get the United States Out of 'NEVER ENDING WARS'

President Donald Trump responded on Monday to criticism of his decision to withdraw troops from Syria.

“If anybody but Donald Trump did what I did in Syria, which was an ISIS loaded mess when I became President, they would be a national hero,” the president wrote on Twitter.

Trump reminded critics of his foreign policy that he campaigned on: getting the United States out of prolonged conflicts in the Middle East.

“I campaigned against the NEVER ENDING WARS, remember!” he wrote, noting that he wanted American soldiers to return home to their families.

Trump ridiculed the criticism his decision was getting.

“It is Fake News and Pundits who have FAILED for years that are doing the complaining,” he wrote. “If I stayed in Endless Wars forever, they would still be unhappy!”



Happy New Year 2019