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Trump Caves To Federal Court, Continues DACA Renewals


Although Democrats are continuing to threaten to force a government shutdown in days unless an agreement protecting those benefitting from the constitutionally dubious DACA program is reached, "Democrats don't really want" to resolve the issue, Trump tweeted Sunday morning. Read More »

The Rancid Heart of a Racist Presidency


President Donald Trump listens during a meeting Thursday about immigration with Republican Senators at the White House in Washington , D.C. He has reacted strongly to questions about his mental fitness. Graham declined to comment when The Post & Courier's Jamie Lovegrove asked him whether Trump specifically used the term " shithole " to describe the countries. Read More »

Trump Won't Go To Florida Friday Amid Shutdown Standoff - White House


Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said: "There's a time to fight, and there's a time to deal". Senior administration officials said earlier that more than one million USA military personnel would continue to serve without pay. The White House also confirmed the president canceled a Friday departure to his Mar-a-Lago estate. "We do not want a shutdown". ABC News says the measure now moves to the Senate, where the math still appears to be a challenge for Republicans, who would need ... Read More »

CNN Poll: President Trump's approval rating edges up to 40%


Fifty-seven percent of those surveyed disapprove of his performance - including 51 percent who say they strongly disapprove. Likewise, his job approval rating of 38 percent marked the sixth straight month in which fewer than four in 10 voters supported Trump's performance in office. Read More »

Bad timing: Shutdown spoils Trump's one-year festivities


Trump says on Twitter Friday: "Government Funding Bill past (sic) last night in the House of Representatives". Emergency repairs were made and Mar-a-Lago passed a second inspection on November 17. Democrats in the Senate have served notice they will filibuster a four-week, government-wide funding bill that passed the House Thursday evening, seeking to shape a subsequent measure but exposing themselves to charges they are responsible for a looming shutdown. Read More »

What happens if the government shuts down?

The House passed the bill, known as a continuing resolution (CR), in a 230-197 vote. "Get this done", House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California said about Republicans. On Thursday night, 186 of the House's 193 Democrats voted against keeping the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) funded for the next six years as they sought to block Republicans' stopgap spending measure meant to fund the government for the next four weeks. Read More »

Ghaziabad fails to make it to smart city list


While four cities nominated by UP could not get selected, one each from Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra could not make it to the list of total 99 cities. "Sites, where work under the mission are being carried out or are being proposed to be carried out, will be visited". Read More »

What closes in a government shutdown?


The shutdown could still be avoided. The Senate is under pressure to pass a stopgap budget bill before midnight on Friday. In other words, you may see a whole bunch of very smart people wandering around unsure of what to do with themselves since they won't be allowed to work on the great questions like going back to the moon and how we can actually get to Mars. Read More »

Societe Generale Downgrades Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) to Hold

The correct version of this news story can be viewed at Moreover, Kings Point Capital Mgmt has 0.11% invested in Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC). BSB Bancorp, Inc. operates as the holding firm for Belmont Savings Bank that provides commercial and retail banking services to small businesses, municipalities, and other clients in the United States. Read More »

Russian Federation to focus on technology agenda at Davos Forum - economy minister

Europe's leaders will have to embrace bold and innovative reform programs to secure a peaceful, prosperous and stable future, one of two research papers released Friday by the World Economic Forum (WEF) said. May directly. "Don't focus on me, focus on the destructive Radical Islamic Terrorism that is taking place within the United Kingdom". May was among those critical of Trump's actions. Read More »

CNN's Sanjay Gupta Mocked on Twitter for Declaring Trump Has Heart Disease


The cognitive test on which U.S. President Donald Trump received a ideal score is considered a good screening tool for mental decline in an otherwise healthy person, medical experts said. At the White House press conference, Jackson said he made a decision to run what's called the Montreal Cognitive Assessment , known as MoCA. Before Trump assumed the presidency, he had released a report from his personal doctor in NY, saying that he would be "the healthiest individual ever elected ... Read More »

White House Physician: Trump's 'Overall Health Is Excellent'

Trump , now 71 years old, weighs 239 pounds (108 kilograms), stands at 6 feet 3 inches (1.9 meters). And he scored 30 over 30 in this test, Jackson said. Trump's cholesterol reading from Friday's exam was borderline high even though he takes a low dose of the statin drug Crestor. "And they said those words were used before those words went public", Sen. Read More »

Who Bears the Blame for a Government Shutdown?


Republicans now have majorities in the House and Senate and control the White House . Budget Director Mick Mulvaney told CNN that "Not much has changed" over the course of the day, but he predicted a deal would be reached by Monday, when most government offices are to reopen after the weekend. Read More »

Democrats Could Force Shutdown Because 'They Want Illegal Immigration'


But the last-minute addition of CHIP funding to the stopgap bill is not benign: Democrats are arguing that Republicans only included the funding as a bargaining chip, while Republicans are using the measure to say Democrats who vote against the spending bill are voting against funding healthcare for millions of children. Read More »

Government seeks death penalty in Yingying Zhang case


In a five-page filing, U.S. Attorney John Childress says a "sentence of death is justified" should Christensen, of Champaign, be convicted of a top count of kidnapping resulting in death. They wanted their daughter to come home and if not, they want her remains to come home. They say Christensen is likely to commit future violent acts, having choked and sexually assaulted someone in 2013. Read More »

Two women killed, five civilians injured along LoC


Three civilians were also injured in the heavy shelling. India called in Pakistan's deputy high commissioner saying its soldiers had breached the truce over a 100 times in January alone, the Indian foreign ministry said. Sam Abraham, 34, hails from Poonakam in Alappuzha district of Kerala. BSF and the local police have started evacuating local residents from Korotana Khurd and Nai Basti after a 12-year-old boy, Sahil Choudhary, was killed there in mortar shelling from across the border ... Read More »

Syria threatens to 'destroy' Turkish warplanes


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused the USA - its most powerful North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally - of creating an "army of terror" along its southern border. "The operation in central Afrin may last a long time, but the terrorist organization will swiftly come undone there". "The preparations have been completed, the operation could start at any moment", Erdogan said this week, as the Turkish army sent dozens of military vehicles and hundreds of additional personnel to the ... Read More »

Code red chaos in the Netherlands


Facing gusts of up to 140km/h (90mph), Germany's train operator Deutsche Bahn cancelled all long-distance services for the rest of Thursday. By mid-afternoon, the storm had passed over Belgium and the Netherlands and into Germany , where police reported several injuries. Read More »

Tell-all book 'Fire and Fury' to be adapted into TV series


In less than two weeks since its release, combined e-book, audio, and hardcover sales now top 500,000 for Wolff's sensational account of a dysfunctional Trump administration. More than 1 million hardcover copies are in print. While the book wasn't even announced until November of a year ago, it started making waves in the news when excerpts published prior to its 2018 release date revealed that former White House adviser Steve Bannon-a major source for Wolff-suggested that he considered ... Read More »

Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman confronts Larry Nassar at sentencing


Raisman is one of the nation's most elite gymnasts and a six-time Olympic medalist. Aquilina later went on to say she would extend the hearing if it meant allowing additional victims the opportunity to speak. The 54-year-old could face life in prison when he is sentenced. Nassar is now serving a 60-year sentence in federal prison for possession of child pornography. Read More »

Kansas City Southern (KSU) Analysts See $1.35 EPS


Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Kansas City Southern (NYSE: KSU ). Kansas City Southern's Williams Percent Range or 14 day Williams %R now sits at -34.78. Hbk Sorce Advisory Ltd Liability Corp reported 0.06% stake. Narrowing in a bit closer, the 5 month price index is 1.03219, the 3 month is 1.02418, and the 1 month is now 0.97924. Read More »

N. Korea cancels S. Korea visit by advance team for art troupe


Earlier this week, the rival Koreas agreed on the North's 140-member art troupe performing twice in South Korea during next month's Pyeongchang Winter Games amid signs of warming ties between thems. Her visit would have made her the highest-profile North Korean to visit South Korea since its International Olympic Committee representative, Chang Ung, came last July. Read More »

Egyptian president sacks intel chief, appoints replacement


Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi has said establishing a Palestinian state through the two-state solution is the only way to achieve stability, peace, prosperity and development in the region. Candidates must register between January 20 and 29. Egyptian rights and opposition lawyer Khaled Ali announced in November a year ago his intention to join the presidential race. Read More »

IOC creates pool of Russians eligible for Winter Olympics


Just as Pyongyang frequently threatens to rain down fire on Seoul in response to perceived military threat from the South and the U.S., rapprochement between the two Koreas is also a threat it holds out against another country - China. Iran's funding of North Korea's nuclear program serves two purposes. The third session of inter-Korean talks in a week signalled a significant breakthrough in the frosty ties between the two Koreas. Read More »

Stratford HS temporarily placed on lockdown following fight


The bullets were found around 11 a.m. near the school's college and careers office, police said. Police then determined it was safe to lift the lockdown. Principal Jack Dellapiano says one of the students involved left the building. There was no information immediately available on the charges the two involved in the fight would face or if they were juveniles. Read More »

Flake Won't Rule Out Potential Presidential Bid In 2020


Moore, said Flake, would be a "lasting" stain on the Republican Party. At the time, the Arizona senator said his decision was based exclusively on a desire to not be "complicit" in the age of Trump. Flake, who's emerged as one of the president's most vocal critics in the party and has drawn sharp criticism from Trump as a result, demurred when asked if he might mount one himself. Read More »

Vern Buchanan says CHIP funding enough reason to support short-term spending bill


CHIP is a bipartisan program that provides health insurance to 9 million children. If no action is taken, the program's funding is due to expire on March 31. Ohio Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown is waiting to see what comes before the Senate before taking a stand on the bill, his office said. "I'm more than puzzled why they would threaten to turn their backs on those children and shut down the government while they're at it over the entirely unrelated issue of illegal immigration", Mr. Read More »

Senator Schumer heads to White House to meet Trump amid shutdown danger


In the Senate , Republicans were clearly preparing to blame Democrats for stopping the stopgap budget - known as a "CR" or "Continuing Resolution", even though there may not even be a majority ready to vote for the funding plan. The spending package being voted on did not include enough military spending to please some Republicans, it had no protections for the Dreamers and its children's insurance provisions were less than what Democrats wanted. Read More »

Southeastern South Dakota under winter storm watch for Sunday and Monday


Weather Service officials say that a Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Strong northerly winds are expected to cause areas of blowing and drifting snow. Snow accumulations of 6 inches or more are possible, along with icing up to 1/10 of an inch. Read More »

Deadline Looms In US Government Shutdown


Giving an insight into the planning objective, Mulvaney said military will still go to work; the border will still be patrolled; fire folks will still be fighting the fires; and the parks will be open. Both former House Speaker John Boehner , R-Ohio, and current Speaker Paul D. Ryan , R-Wis., have had to thread a narrow gap between convincing either Democrats or Freedom Caucus members to join their side to form a majority. Read More »