1 Another NK Missile Site Found For Sure, Are There More?
President Trump is set to meet with North Korea’s diminutive dictator Kim Jong Un next month. Among the issues on the table? The ‘Hermit Kingdom’ taking concrete steps to de-nuke. Thing is? It doesn’t look like it’s happening anytime soon. That’s because missile experts say they've discovered a secret headquarters for one of North Korea's ballistic missile programs. Not only that, a report by the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington says the site is one of 20 the North hasn’t owned up to. According to the report says the base and missiles deployed there give North Korea an operational level nuclear or conventional first-strike capability.
2 TSA Sickout Continues
Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is expected to bring President Trump's border proposal to a vote this week as the partial government shutdown enters a 32nd day. It can’t come too soon for the TSA, who is reporting a record number of airport security workers were absent because of financial hardship during the shutdown. How bad is it? At last check, about 10% of TSA screeners are calling out – many of those reporting that they just don’t have the gas money to get into work. As for how they’ll deal with the second missed paycheck coming this Friday, the TSA said it is "optimizing resources,” but warns that airports may exercise contingency plans. Bottom line? If you’re planning to fly the friendly skies at any time in the near future, check with your carrier before you go.
3 Trump Makes Surprise Visit To MLK Memorial In DC; Bernie Sanders Attacks
President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence paid their respects at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in DC yesterday. The surprise appearance – which lasted about two-minutes – included laying of a wreath at the site. Aside from the fact that the White House had previously said Trump had "no public events scheduled," it’s worth noting that the President opted to make any appearance – considering he spent last year’s MLK day on his golf course in Florida. This time, however, Trump also tweeted: "Today we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for standing up for the self-evident truth Americans hold so dear, that no matter what the color of our skin or the place of our birth, we are all created equal by God." Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands braved bone-chilling temperatures to turn out for the largest Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service event in the country. It’s believed that more than 150-thousand volunteers participated in nearly two-thousand projects for the 24th annual day of service honoring the civil rights leader. That includes the 600 generous folks that turned up in New York to give their time and energy to help out the New York Food Bank.