18.08.20 Qq

August 20, 2018
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“There are no obstacles to talks. It is time for peace.”

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo responding to a ceasefire announced by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani conditioned on Taliban participation. Pompeo said "We remain ready to support, facilitate, and participate in direct negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taliban."

"We don’t want to auction. But if we’re put in that position, we have to do our fiscal responsibility."

Carla Knorowski, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation CEO who says the group may have to auction off a collection of Lincoln artifacts, including his iconic stovepipe hat & bloodstained gloves from his assassination. The group needs to raise $9M by next Oct. to pay its bills & has set up a GoFundMe page.

“I think we need to constantly show that we are not adding our own bias, which I fully admit is left, is more left-leaning …. but we need to remove all bias from how we act in our policies and our enforcement.”

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on CNN's 'Reliable Sources' responding to allegations the social media platform discriminates against conservatives.
"We’ve had phone calls from individuals on our line in California desperate to know what is going on and asking us, aWhy isn’t the plane flying?’”

Roger Miller, managing partner at Alterna Capital Partners that owns a company of air tankers that fight forest fires. Demand has outrun supply and there's debate as to whether there are enough air assets working in the right way to help contain these fires.

Click: Fire Refresher

“I think John’s an extraordinary servant of the country, but I think he has been incredibly critical of the president, and I think that has put him in a political place which actually does more damage for the intelligence community — which is apolitical.”

Ret. Adm. Michael Mullen, fmr. chair of the Joint Chiefs, re: fmr. CIA Director John Brennan. Mullen criticized both Brennan's behavior & Pres. Trump revoking his security clearance.

Have a great week!

by Jenna Lee,