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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

Trump delays State of the Union: Other times the address has been postponed or not given at all – Fox News

Video Trump tweets that he will give State of the Union after shutdown is over As the ongoing partial government shutdown continues, President Trump postponed his State of the Union address originally scheduled for Jan. 29. The government has remained shuttered since before Christmas with Democrats and the president at loggerheads over funding for a border wall. Trump has demanded more than $5 billion for the wall along the U.S.-Mexico…

Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2019

Government shutdown 2019: why the Senate is taking doomed votes – Vox

The Senate will take two votes Thursday to reopen the federal government and end the longest shutdown in history. Both votes are expected to fail. The shutdown will continue. The pageantry of failed floor votes has become one of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s calling cards in the Senate over the past few years. They’ve proven a potent tool to defuse awkward standoffs and to navigate stalemates. It used to…

Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2019

Trump aides keep telling struggling workers to suck it up – CNN

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Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2019

Michael Cohen’s lawyer accuses Rudy Giuliani of ‘witness tampering,’ calls him ‘unhinged’ – AOL

Michael Cohen’s lawyer Lanny Davis slammed Rudy Giuliani in a fiery interview Thursday, calling him “unhinged” and saying he should be “indicted for witness tampering.” His impassioned comments came days after President Trump’s personal attorney made comments suggesting Cohen’s father-in-law was involved in organized crime. “Giuliani, who is half unhinged or 100% unhinged to begin with, goes on national television and suggests a connection to organized crime because he’s a…

Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2019

Jayme Closs to receive $25000 reward after freeing herself – BBC News

Image copyright Jennifer Smith Image caption Jayme Closs, her aunt/godmother Jennifer Smith and Molly the dog posing together after being reunited on January 11 Thirteen-year-old Jayme Closs, who escaped from a man who kidnapped her after killing her parents, will receive $25,000 (£19,000) in reward money. Hormel Foods, the company her parents worked for, had offered the money last October to anyone with information leading to Jayme’s return. Jayme was…

Posted: Thursday, January 24, 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

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

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