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GOP Senator Insists Trump Didn't Make 'Sh*thole' Comment

Some of those in a bipartisan Thursday meeting on immigration reform with Trump later claimed the president used the vulgar term and said he wanted fewer immigrants from those countries to enter the U.S. The President and all those attending the meeting know what I said and how I feel, ' Graham said in a statement Saturday. After Trump's remarks were reported on Thursday, the White House's response included no denial that he'd made the offensive comment. Read More »

US, Canada and Mexico have agreement on 40% NAFTA topics


Reports from Canada last week suggested that the county was expecting Trump to withdraw from the agreement. Even still, the agriculture secretary's comments may offer some hope for agribusiness lobbyists and other NAFTA supporters who warn that scrapping the accord will bring painful economic costs. Read More »

Battlefield 1 Apocalypse DLC coming next month


If you had shelved Battlefield 1 for a while to try out some other games for a bit, you may want to put it back into rotation. In Battlefield 1 Apocalypse , the famous World War 1 battles of the Allies against the German Empire in Passchendaele and the Austro-Italian battle of Caporetto will be represented among the new multiplayer maps. Read More »

United Kingdom backpacker killed in Sydney by a man she'd just started dating


He told the BBC that Ms Blake had a "kind heart and love for all her family and friends". The British woman's body was reportedly riddled with injuries, including wounds to her head, The Daily Telegraph reported. Ms Blake had recently worked on a fruit farm in a rural town in Victoria, the Sydney Morning Herald reported. A strike force was established to investigate the circumstances of their deaths with a murder-suicide line of inquiry being investigated, a NSW Police spokeswoman said ... Read More »

Illinois QB Jeff George Jr. announces transfer

Cam Thomas, a redshirt freshman last fall, is the only remaining scholarship quarterback on the IL roster. Three-star recruit MJ Rivers of Frisco, Texas, signed his letter of intent last month to play at IL and is scheduled to enroll this summer. Read More »

House Republicans Ate Italian Food While Threatening a Government Shutdown Over Immigration


Democrats are pressing to add to the measure protections for younger immigrants who were brought to the US illegally as children. But now, with a shutdown looming over a confrontation over the DACA ( Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ) programme for immigrants granted some leeway to work in the country because they were brought here as kids, Republicans won't be able to pass the blame. Read More »

What is chain migration and why does Trump want it ended?


The term girther is an apparent nod to the well-established "birther' movement", made up mainly of right-wing activists who opposed President Obama, with Mr Trump as its most public face. "What I was struck with frankly, as I'm sure you were as well, was just the general profanity used in the room by nearly everyone". And this is a good example, I think, that will be helpful to change views about immigration. Read More »

Supreme Court halts North Carolina court-ordered redrawing of congressional districts


Earlier this month, a three judge panel held North Carolina's 2016 plan - that was passed by a Republican-led legislature was enacted "with the intent of discriminating against voters who favored non-Republican candidates" and that the plan violated the First Amendment by "unjustifiably discriminating against voters based on their previous political expression and affiliation". Read More »

Trump gets cognitive test during medical


Trump has denied making the shocking slur and sang a much more immigrant-friendly tune during the Wednesday interview. "I think they talk about DACA but they don't want to help the DACA people". His blood pressure, resting heart rate and "ejection fraction" - a measure of the amount of blood his heart pumps with each contraction - are all in the normal range, Jackson said. Read More »

Winter weather forecast, link to school closings


The Texas winter storm is expected to continue bringing in mixtures of snow and freezing rain throughout Tuesday night, meaning traveling on bridges and overpasses more unsafe because of snow and ice buildups. January 16. More than 45 million people are under wind chill advisories or warnings in the United States. It will be breezy with winds from the north at 10 to 20 miles per hour. Read More »

Betsy DeVos approves Washington state's Every Student Succeeds Act plan


Below is Education Secretary Betsy DeVos's contingency plan for the Education Department in the event of a government shutdown if Congress doesn't pass funding legislation by week's end. Pennsylvania education officials then scrambled to clarify several areas cited by the U.S. Department of Education - ranging from long-term goals for English language learners to graduation rate indicators - by January 8. Read More »

Trump's "shithole countries" remark has increased the odds of a government shutdown


Congress has been struggling for months to reach an agreement to fund the government, which is now operating on its third temporary funding extension since the 2018 fiscal year began on October 1. And tension within the conference is mounting: Defense hawks would like to see a budget caps deal to allow a boost in defense spending. "This was a deal that was unacceptable from the moment they started reading the provisions of the deal ", Trump said. Read More »

Trump Responds To Reports Of Disparaging Comments, Says 'I'm Not A Racist'


The path to a deal seems even more complicated after last week's coarse Oval Office conversation, and Mr Trump has accused Mr Durbin of undermining the trust necessary to reach an agreement. Regarding DACA , the president reiterated that he was working toward a deal, but that Democrats were not helping. "They don't want to stop drugs, and they want to take money away from our military, which we can not do", Trump said , referring to the Democrats seeking a deal on DACA. Read More »

Senators who didn't recall Trump using vulgarity backtrack


Among the most recent developments, Nicaragua on Monday joined the global chorus of criticism directed at Trump. Republican Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas, another senator in the White House meeting - who now claims Trump never said the words in question - said Nielsen backed his version. Read More »

Rex Tillerson to visit United Kingdom next week


Asked if he planned to inaugurate the new embassy, Tillerson said he always tried to visit embassies when he traveled. Tillerson said on Wednesday that he would visit London next week and hoped to visit the new embassy there. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said at a news briefing Thursday that the bulk of staff had moved from the old building into the new building, which opened this week. Read More »

Trump defends self after feedback, says


Nevertheless, some took issue not just with the president's listed weight, but his height, as well. Trump said in a Tweet, "The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used". The individuals spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to describe the meeting publicly. Dick Durbin , D-Ill., and some Republicans. Read More »

DHS Chief Says Trump Won't Extend DACA Deadline


Hours after the US government announced it would again begin processing renewal applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals due to a federal court order, President Trump claimed in a tweet that the program, which has granted a temporary legal reprieve to people who were brought to the USA illegally as children, was "likely dead". Read More »

African Union demands apology from Trump over 'shithole' remarks


He also defended himself Sunday night, telling reporters he is "not a racist." "The Department will provide an opportunity to the Charges de Affaires to explain the statement that African countries, alongside Haiti and El Salvador, constitute "s--holes" from where migrants into the United States are undesirable", it said. Read More »

Social Democrats push back against German 'grand' coalition


He said that if his party renewed its coalition with Merkel it could ensure Germany worked with France to "renew and strengthen Europe". "I have no 'Plan B , '" Nahles said in Thursday editions of newspapers published by the Funke Mediengruppe chain, when asked what would happen if the vote failed. Read More »

Clock Ticks Down to Possible US Government Shutdown


Sanders added that "the president certainly doesn't want a shutdown". "We have to fund our government and the Children's Health Insurance Program is a big deal", Barton said . "Long-term planning makes for good solutions". To senior Senate Republicans, however, Trump's intention was unclear. "As soon as we figure out what he is for, then I will be convinced that we would not just be spinning our wheels going to this issue on the floor". Read More »

Defence minister likely to fly sortie in Sukhoi 30 MKI in Jodhpur


The 2-seater Jet, which can gain a maximum speed of 2,100 km/hour (which is four times than that of a commercial aircraft), which took off from the Jodhpur air-base was piloted by Group Captain Samit Garg. It actually tells me with what rigour, practice, what level of readiness and how quickly they (defence personnel) have to respond to situations. The Minister who hails from Tamil Nadu also said the state provided a favourable climate for investment, which can be made use of for the ... Read More »

Trump claims Durbin 'misrepresented' immigration comments

The president denied making those remarks and most of the Republican lawmakers in the room either said they didn't hear the reported words or didn't remember them. Senator Lindsay Graham, R-S.C., issued a statement in support of Durbin shortly after the meeting. "We want them to come in from everywhere", the president said when asked about immigration policy during an Oval Office meeting with Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev. Read More »

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Indiana Pacers - 1/18/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction


IN is on a 3 game win streak, after they beat the Utah Jazz , 109 - 94; Oladipo: 28 points (9-16 FGs), five 3s. Victor Oladipo finished the game with a team-high twenty-eight points against their last opponent, the Jazz. CJ McCollum has an average of 33.67 fantasy points per game on the season. The Trail Blazers had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (25.0 vs. Read More »

Home of horror: Cops rescue 13 siblings discovered shackled in California residence


One of the children , a 17-year old had managed to escape and called 911 from a cell phone she found in the house. Upon arriving at the Californian couple's home and entering the basement, the law enforcement authorities were greeted by a nightmarish scene: several individuals were found chained to filthy beds, and there was a foul smell in the basement. Read More »

Train services halted, Schiphol closed as gales batter the Netherlands


Flights are slowly resuming after being suspended at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport - one of the busiest in Europe - and trains have been halted in three big regions of north-west Germany . Numerous canceled flights were operated by Air France and Dutch airline KLM, which both reported disrupted schedules. NS, the Dutch national railway company announced that "due to the storm all trains are halted until further notice" apart from a small local service in northern Groningen and ... Read More »

Arizona unemployment rises to 4.5 percent in December


The state unemployment rate dropped slightly in the final month of 2017, falling by one-tenth of a percentage point to 3.5 percent despite a loss of 500 jobs, state officials announced Thursday. Over the year, Other Services are up 3,900 (+2.8%) jobs. Trade, transportation and utilities employment decreased by 1,700 jobs from November 2017 to December 2017. Read More »

'With Excrutiating Sadness' Father Confirms Marine Son Killed in Camp Pendleton Stabbing


Marine Corps Capt. Josh Pena declined to elaborate, referring questions to the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, and an NCIS spokesman said he could not immediately disclose further information about the case. We will make ourselves available for comment when we are ready to do so. Regardless of the circumstances, he was always ready to take on the next challenge. Read More »

Private Finance Initiatives "not value for money"


Treasury claims that PFI can have advantages were challenged by the NAO. It won contracts including the half a billion pound redevelopment of the Royal Liverpool and Midland Metropolitan Hospitals. "We need more investment in our schools and hospitals but if we get the contracts wrong, taxpayers pay the price", she said. "We need our public services provided by public employees with a public service ethos and a strong public oversight". Read More »

5 killed as deadly storm Friederike hits Netherlands, Germany


Amsterdam's Schiphol briefly halted flights for an hour in the morning, and airline KLM scrapped more than 200 flights even before the storm arrived. In Amsterdam, authorities temporarily halted all trams and closed the city's zoo. Any regional trains still running have cut their speed because of the strong winds. Schools were closed as a precautionary measure in many parts of Germany and people particularly in western regions were warned to stay indoors if at all possible, The Guardian ... Read More »

People told to boil water before drinking in New Orleans


All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Landrieu said more problems will become evident as frozen pipes thaw, so citizens are asked to inspect their property to address any issues that emerge while the Sewerage & Water Board addresses broken water mains. Read More »

Traders Buy High Volume of Platform Specialty Products Call Options (NYSE:PAH)

It now has negative earnings. The Performance Solutions segment offers plating products that are used to plate holes; electroless nickel products, which are applied to various metal and plastic surfaces; electronic assembly materials for use in the electronic market and residential boiler systems; final finishes that are used on printed circuit boards; circuit formation products for surface preparation; oxides, which are used in the fabrication of multilayer circuit boards; semiconductor ... Read More »