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House Judiciary Dems kill amendment for Rod Rosenstein subpoena – Washington Examiner

House Judiciary Committee Democrats rejected an amendment Thursday to prepare a subpoena for Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general who appointed and oversaw special counsel Robert Mueller. The amendment was proposed by Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., to be wrapped into a resolution to approve a tentative subpoena for acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker in the event that Whitaker fails to answer the panel’s questions including those surrounding his conversations with…

Posted: Friday, February 08, 2019

Thailand’s king condemns bid by sister to become PM – BBC News

Image copyright AFP Image caption Princess Ubolratana Mahidol pictured in 2010 Thailand’s King Vajiralongkorn has denounced as “inappropriate” his sister’s unprecedented bid to run for prime minister in March’s election. In a palace statement, he said such an act would “defy the nation’s culture”. Princess Ubolratana Mahidol, 67, has been nominated as a candidate for a party allied to divisive former PM Thaksin Shinawatra. Such a move would break with…

Posted: Friday, February 08, 2019

Humanitarian Aid Is Blocked Amid Venezuelan Political Crisis – NPR

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Posted: Friday, February 08, 2019

Tax code changes leave Americans asking, ‘What happened to my refund?’ – NBCNews.com

With filing season officially under way, a growing number of taxpayers are realizing that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act might be a double-edged sword. The White House said in October 2017 that the average family “would get a $4,000 raise” when it was pushing for passage of the law. Now that the new filing season has begun, some taxpayers are finding out that the tax man giveth — but…

Posted: Friday, February 08, 2019

U.S. officer at border shoots driver going to Mexico – NBCNews.com

NOGALES, Ariz. — A Customs and Border Protection officer shot and wounded a driver who was trying to enter Mexico at a crossing in Arizona, the agency said Friday. A CBP statement said he was wounded and taken to a hospital in Mexico. His condition and further details on the incident were not provided. CBP said it would release more information later Friday. Nogales Mayor Arturo Garino told the Arizona…

Posted: Friday, February 08, 2019

Trump’s surrender on State of the Union makes it even less likely Pelosi will give in on border wall – Washington Examiner

President Trump’s decision Thursday morning to surrender to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s demand that he wait until after the government shutdown is resolved to deliver his State of the Union speech in the House chamber is going to make it a lot less likely that Pelosi, D-Calif., gives in on the funding for a border wall. Sure, in the larger scheme of things, this childish skirmish doesn’t matter much. No…

Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2019

Nancy Pelosi more popular than Trump after monthlong shutdown – Washington Examiner

If politics is just a big popularity contest, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is winning — or at least, she isn’t losing as badly as President Trump. According to a new CBS poll, Pelosi is more popular than either Trump or Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. When asked about her job performance, respondents gave Pelosi a 39 percent approval, with 50 percent disapproving. Trump received only a 36 percent approval…

Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2019

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross Downplayed Shutdown Hardships. Dems Raged – NPR

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Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2019

Hospital says doctor accused of ordering fatal doses should have been removed faster – NBC News

The Ohio hospital where a doctor is accused of ordering fatal doses of fentanyl to near-death patients said Thursday that three patients died even after the hospital was initially notified about the physician. In addition, officials at the Mount Carmel Health System in Columbus said it had found seven more cases in which patients of Dr. William Husel were given “excessive doses of pain medication,” bringing the total number of…

Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2019

Covington Catholic students: what America is missing – Vox

On Friday, students from Kentucky’s Covington Catholic High School encountered a Native American elder at the March for Life in Washington, DC, and appeared to taunt him. By Tuesday, video of the incident had gone viral; longer videos, giving more context, had been released; one of the students, Nick Sandmann, had issued a detailed statement telling his side of the story; and multiple members of the media had apologized for…

Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2019

Trump, in first-ever prime time Oval Office address, laments ‘crisis of the heart and a crisis of the soul’ at border – Fox News

Video Trump: Only reason government remains shutdown is because Democrats will not fund border security President Trump delivers first Oval Office address, focusing on the need for border security. President Trump used his first-ever prime time address from the Oval Office on Tuesday night to make his case for funding a southern border wall — as well as to emphasize the human cost of what he called the “growing humanitarian and…

Posted: Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Rosenstein to leave DOJ in coming weeks, sources say – Fox News

Video Rosenstein expected to exit DOJ in coming weeks as Senate gears up for Barr’s attorney general confirmation hearing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein reportedly wants to ensure a smooth transition for incoming Attorney General nominee Bill Barr; Peter Doocy reports from Capitol Hill. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is expected to leave his role in the coming weeks, sources familiar with the matter told Fox News. Rosenstein wants to…

Posted: Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Half the 600,000 residents aided by NYC Care are undocumented immigrants – USA TODAY

Posted: Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Trump revives threats to withhold FEMA funds from California fire recovery – CNN

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Posted: Wednesday, January 09, 2019

California man charged with stealing roommate’s winning $10M lottery ticket – NBC News

A Northern California man accused of stealing and trying to cash his roommate’s $10 million-winning lottery ticket was arrested Monday. Adul Saosongyang, 35, was charged with grand theft after allegedly stealing his roommate’s winning Scratcher ticket and swapping it for a dud in December, according to the Vacaville Police Department. Adul Saosongyang was arrested after attempting to cash in his roommate’s $10 million winning lottery ticket in Vacaville, California.Vacaville Police…

Posted: Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Why Theresa May delayed Parliament’s Brexit vote – Washington Examiner

Addressing the House of Commons on Monday, British Prime Minister Theresa May delayed a vote on her Brexit withdrawal or transition agreement with the European Union. The vote was originally planned for Tuesday but will now take place at an as yet undetermined date before Jan. 21, 2019. May’s delay of this vote is a big deal. It proves that her plan lacks the support of the House of Commons….

Posted: Monday, December 10, 2018

Amid chief of staff search, Trump increasingly anxious over political future – CNN

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Posted: Monday, December 10, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh sides with liberal justices in declining to hear Planned Parenthood defunding case – Washington Examiner

In an early decision involving abortion, newly confirmed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh sided with liberals in declining to hear a case that could have allowed states to defund Planned Parenthood in state Medicaid programs. My colleague Kimberly Leonard has more background and details of the cases, but the basic gist is that lower court rulings prevented Louisiana and Kansas from blocking abortion provider Planned Parenthood from participating in Medicaid….

Posted: Monday, December 10, 2018

Footage shows NYPD police officer ripping baby from its mother’s arms – video – The Guardian

A video of New York police officers appears to show them ripping a baby from his mother’s arms. The incident is taking place in a Brooklyn benefits office. The footage shows a woman lying on the floor while officers repeatedly try to arrest her and remove the one-year-old child from her arms. She can be heard saying various times: ‘You’re hurting my son’

Posted: Monday, December 10, 2018

Macron promises ‘all means’ to restore calm after Paris riots, pledges to speed up tax relief – Fox News

Video Pressure mounts on French President Macron French President Emanuel Macron, his political career in peril and his country engulfed in increasingly violent protests, pleaded with the country’s employers Monday to give their workers a bonus and also promised a reduction in taxes in a bid to restore order after demonstrations have deeply shaken the nation during the past month. In a pre-taped address broadcast on television, Marcon criticized the…

Posted: Monday, December 10, 2018