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Trump to hold 'school safety' meeting … right before speaking to the gun-huggers of CPAC

Trump to hold 'school safety' meeting … right before speaking to the gun-huggers of CPAC

Politics
So Donald Trump is now supposedly on board with discussing and possibly revising a bill strengthening the federal gun background check system (believe that one when you see it) but the White House’s other plans for showing that Trump cares and is serious about guns are … just perfect. … the White House has scheduled a listening session for the president with high school students and teachers on Wednesday. Yes, Donald Trump is going to have a “listening session.” Does he realize that means he’s supposed to listen to other people, not make them listen to him? On Thursday, Trump will meet "with state and local officials on school safety." The problem isn’t schools, it’s guns. That’s why we’ve also had major mass shootings at a concert and a church in the past six months—will Trump be
News Briefs: Midtown Alliance meeting; BeltLine study group; Love Our City campaign

News Briefs: Midtown Alliance meeting; BeltLine study group; Love Our City campaign

Breaking News
Midtown Alliance President Kevin Green at the annual meeting at the Fox Theatre. (Courtesy Midtown Alliance) More than 1,000 business and civic leaders, residents and partners gathered at the Fox Theatre for the Midtown Alliance 2018 annual meeting on Feb. 13. “It was only due to the hard work of so many people that Midtown has become the jewel of the South,” said Midtown Alliance Board Chair Mark Toro in his opening remarks. Midtown Alliance President and CEO Kevin Green discussed current imperatives for Midtown amid an era of profound growth that has ushered in 5K new jobs announced for the district in the past 12 months and 30+ major development projects under construction or having cleared the development review process. Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms discussed economic strateg
The Dutch Foreign Minister Resigned Over Lying About A Meeting With Putin

The Dutch Foreign Minister Resigned Over Lying About A Meeting With Putin

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The former official claimed for years that he had met the Russian president back in 2006 — but turns out, he never did. This is Halbe Zijlstra. Up until earlier today, he was the foreign minister for the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Zijlstra told his colleagues on Tuesday that he resigned because he had lied about a meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin, an act he called “by far the biggest mistake I have committed in my entire career.” “This is about the credibility of the minister of foreign affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands,” Zijlstra said. “That credibility must be beyond doubt.” Emmanuel Dunand / AFP / Getty Images "Oh, an official lied about meeting with Russians? How old hat," you