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NAFTA plays big role in United States agriculture NAFTA plays big role in United States agriculture
- January 19, 2018

Gutierrez said Thursday Mexico may be able to accept an increase in the regional content requirement for vehicles traded under the deal. USDA economist Robert Johansson says trade pacts such as NAFTA are important to the US agricultural economy. (more...)
Compass Minerals International, Inc. (CMP) Shares Bought by Dimensional Fund Advisors LP
- January 19, 2018

Parametric Portfolio Assocs Limited Liability Com has 0.01% invested in Compass Minerals International, Inc. It closed at $73.55 lastly. It has underperformed by 30.01% the S&P500. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of CMP in report on Monday, June 5 with "Hold" rating. NE Sells 21,115 Shares of Compass Minerals International, Inc. (more...)
What a Federal Government Shutdown Will Mean for Houston
- January 19, 2018

It was during that meeting that Trump questioned why the US would want more immigrants from "shithole countries" in Africa. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services announced on Sunday-three days after President Donald Trump reportedly used vulgar language when asking why America takes in so many immigrants from poorer nations-that it would allow the renewal of applications for the country's estimated 690,000 immigrants now enrolled in the Deferred Action for ... (more...)
European Union agrees to blacklist seven top Venezuelan officials European Union agrees to blacklist seven top Venezuelan officials
- January 19, 2018

As millions of Venezuelans grapple with shortages of food and basic goods, the opposition leaders are demanding that Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accept humanitarian assistance from overseas, in addition to releasing several hundred jailed political activists. (more...)
KCC Orders Utility Companies To Withold Tax Savings KCC Orders Utility Companies To Withold Tax Savings
- January 19, 2018

The Kansas Corporation Commission on Thursday ordered its staff and the state's utilities to quantify the windfall from lower corporate taxes. The KCC will also consider the savings when they set new rates for electricity, gas, and telephone services. (more...)
Republican Jeff Flake denounces Donald Trump's use of terms 'spoken by Stalin' Republican Jeff Flake denounces Donald Trump's use of terms 'spoken by Stalin'
- January 19, 2018

Flake , a frequent critic of the president, assailed Trump's treatment of the media in a speech that coincided with Trump's expected announcement of his "fake news" media awards . There is a reason the 1st amendment is first. But does that mean anyone who criticizes the press is automatically a "figure of suspicion"? Asked about the awards in a press conference, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders referred to them as a "potential event". (more...)
Odd and surreal: One year covering Donald Trump Odd and surreal: One year covering Donald Trump
- January 19, 2018

Trump, who was coy about sharing medical information during his unconventional 2016 run for office, used his first presidential medical exam - conducted on Friday at Walter Reed National Medical Center - to try to put to rest lingering questions about his mental fitness for office. (more...)
Ash vs. Evil Dead season 3 gets a poster and trailer Ash vs. Evil Dead season 3 gets a poster and trailer
- January 19, 2018

And with that, the third season of Ash Vs Evil Dead buzzes right along, as this new trailer resurrects Campbell's cult favorite do-gooder doing what he does best - slaughtering whatever supernatural creep comes his way, and always with a quip. (more...)
White House doctor: Trump is medically fit to serve White House doctor: Trump is medically fit to serve
- January 19, 2018

But she says she doesn't "dispute the president was using tough language". While Jordan's statements appear to resonate with the conservative advocates of limited legal immigration, Ruth Wasem, a LBJ School public policy practice professor who was a Congressional Research Service immigration specialist, said Jordan's call for "Americanization" should be viewed in the context of the mid-1990s when she made it. (more...)
Man in custody after police chase, standoff in Brooklyn, IL Man in custody after police chase, standoff in Brooklyn, IL
- January 19, 2018

One man is in custody after a home invasion turned into a police pursuit that crosses state lines and ends with a lengthy standoff. Police did not immediately share any details on the suspect. (more...)
Trump says 'I'm not a racist,' willing to reach deal on DACA Trump says 'I'm not a racist,' willing to reach deal on DACA
- January 19, 2018

In her interview with Smerconish, Weiner told the CNN audience (see video below) the fact that President Trump does not have a pet dog in the White House is proof enough that he is psychologically flawed. On Sunday, they backtracked and challenged other senators' descriptions of the remarks. Durbin has said repeatedly. Sen. To reach this seemingly frightening percentage, the government first had to exclude anything that smacked of domestic terrorism like the nine worshippers killed by ... (more...)
Gulf Coast to Northeast being hit with wintry mix of snow, ice Gulf Coast to Northeast being hit with wintry mix of snow, ice
- January 19, 2018

Up to 3 inches of snow was possible in Mississippi's Delta region. The main swath of snow, generally 2 to 6 inches, was expected to drop from far northeast Texas and into parts of Arkansas, eastern MS, western Tennessee, Kentucky and West Virginia, forecasters said . (more...)
Russian Foreign Ministry: Ukraine's Donbas bill essentially a preparation for new war Russian Foreign Ministry: Ukraine's Donbas bill essentially a preparation for new war
- January 19, 2018

On January 18, the Verkhovna Rada passed a bill dubbed "On aspects of state policy aimed at ensuring Ukraine's state sovereignty over temporarily occupied areas of Donetsk and Lugansk regions", which had been submitted by the country's President Pyotr Poroshenko and is known as the Donbass reintegration bill. (more...)
House committee votes to release Fusion GPS testimony in Russian Federation probe House committee votes to release Fusion GPS testimony in Russian Federation probe
- January 19, 2018

Earlier this month, Democratic U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein released Simpson's testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, where she is the ranking Democrat. They have raised questions about whether the Federal Bureau of Investigation may have relied on the Steele document to improperly obtain surveillance warrants to spy on Trump's campaign associates. (more...)
Three Sentenced in Short Hills Carjacking Murder Three Sentenced in Short Hills Carjacking Murder
- January 19, 2018

Friedland's wife, Jamie Friedland, testified against her husband's killers past year and also delivered an emotional victim impact statement. Ford and Roberts both pleaded guilty to first degree carjacking charges. "I'm sorry that this happened", he said. "I want the Friedland family to know that my condolences go out to you all". "While Dustin gave his life for his loved one, they chose to abandon their own families and throw away their futures over a auto", she said. (more...)
Trump Has a New Nickname For Democrat Dick Durbin Trump Has a New Nickname For Democrat Dick Durbin
- January 19, 2018

The Washington Post has since reported Cotton and Perdue heard the words "sh*thouse", and that was the basis for denying Durbin's claim. There is some internal West Wing debate whether Trump said " shithole " or "shithouse". Dick Durbin and Republican Sen. Jackson said that during the exam he and Trump discussed his diet, setting a goal of losing 10-15 pounds. Two GOP senators who were also in that meeting-David Perdue of Georgia and Tom Cotton of Arkansas-went on network TV to say ... (more...)
Republicans Are Worried About This Democrat's Special Election Win Republicans Are Worried About This Democrat's Special Election Win
- January 19, 2018

As The Associated Press notes, "Democrats appeared to see scant reason to bargain with a president many in their party view as holding racist views on immigration". Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-Queens), chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, said Republicans wrote their spending plan without Democrats, and if they want Democratic votes, the measure must be "reflective of Democratic values". (more...)
Donald Trump insists he's 'not a racist' after calling Africa a 'sh*thole' Donald Trump insists he's 'not a racist' after calling Africa a 'sh*thole'
- January 19, 2018

US President Donald Trump on Monday blamed Senator Dick Durbin for blowing up talks over a deal to help immigrants brought to the country illegally as children and said the Democratic politician misrepresented his comments about Haiti and African countries. (more...)
Lindsey Graham Accidentally Blows The Lid Off Of Trump's Potential Mental Illness Lindsey Graham Accidentally Blows The Lid Off Of Trump's Potential Mental Illness
- January 19, 2018

Nigeria's government on Monday summoned a representative of the the USA ambassador to explain reported remarks by President Donald Trump that immigrants from Africa and Haiti come from " shithole countries ", the foreign ministry said. "Methinks he doth protest too much", Gaspard said. Durbin asked Nielsen to describe what Trump said about immigrants from European countries like Norway. (more...)
White House Slaps Down Trump Health Conspiracy Theorists White House Slaps Down Trump Health Conspiracy Theorists
- January 19, 2018

Durbin said after the Oval Office meeting that Trump's words to the senators were "vile, hate-filled and clearly racial in their content". US President Donald Trump may occasionally say "silly" things but he's "definitely not racist", his first wife Ivana Trump said Monday. (more...)
Pat Sorbara out as co-chair of Ontario Liberals' 2018 election campaign: Wynne Pat Sorbara out as co-chair of Ontario Liberals' 2018 election campaign: Wynne
- January 19, 2018

The source went on to tell CTV News Toronto that "there were tears" when Wynne and Sorbara discussed her departure with the team. She led the campaign that resulted in a surprise majority win for the party in 2014. In a statement Thursday, Wynne confirmed that Sorbara is now leaving the team and suggested that in Sorbara's absence, the Liberal campaign team had "gelled" in a way that didn't include her. (more...)
Former Alaska governor leads mass resignation from parks board Former Alaska governor leads mass resignation from parks board
- January 19, 2018

Knowles, the board chairman, said no one at the department contacted him or other board members this month about future meetings. Last May, the Environmental Protection Agency dismissed several members of its Board of Scientific Counselors in a move that Trump administration officials said was created to give greater voice to industry interests in the agency. (more...)
DHS Chief Faces Senate Questions Over Trump Comments, Immigration Policy DHS Chief Faces Senate Questions Over Trump Comments, Immigration Policy
- January 19, 2018

In one of the hearing's most dramatic moments, Democratic Senator Cory Booker grew emphatic after Nielsen said she did not want to answer more questions about the language at the meeting. Despite the diet and cholesterol concerns, Jackson stressed that Trump's "cardiac health is excellent ". Also concerning are Trump's total cholesterol levels and his LDL ("bad" cholesterol), as both increased significantly over the past year, despite being on a statin drug known as Crestor or ... (more...)
AU Ambassadors Demand Apology From Trump Over Racist Remarks AU Ambassadors Demand Apology From Trump Over Racist Remarks
- January 19, 2018

Ninety-five percent of Haitians are black, as are the vast majority of Africans. The United Nations human rights office said it had no doubt Trump's remarks were "racist," while the Vatican newspaper branded them as "particularly harsh and offensive". (more...)
Federal government begins accepting DACA renewals following court order Federal government begins accepting DACA renewals following court order
- January 19, 2018

Booker on Tuesday ripped into Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen during a heated committee hearing, after Nielsen denied hearing Trump say the words "shithole" or "shithouse" in a White House meeting last week. It is in that environment that Martinez, who arrived in the US from Mexico with her parents when she was 2, braced for the worst while her work authorization's March 22 expiration date drew closer. (more...)
Trump accuses Democrat Durbin of undermining trust on immigration
- January 19, 2018

He said Durbin and Republican Sen. Brought to the US illegally as children and granted temporary status under former president Barack Obama, Trump ended the program for so-called "Dreamers" in September. Never said 'take them out.' Made up by Dems." wrote, "I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians. Well, ... I have a challenge for Donald Trump. Trump was meeting with lawmakers about a potential deal on immigration last week when he questioned why the USA should admit more people from ... (more...)
Trail Blazers Vs Pacers Preview Trail Blazers Vs Pacers Preview
- January 19, 2018

The Trail Blazers rank 16th in the National Basketball Association with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.191, while in ranks third in FTA rate allowed (0.166). The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.3 rebounds per game. Portland is 1-4 ATS with 5 overs over their last five games. (more...)
California Couple Jailed for Allegedly Torturing Their Children California Couple Jailed for Allegedly Torturing Their Children
- January 19, 2018

The children were discovered early Sunday morning after a 17-year-old managed to get out of the home and use a cell phone to call 911. The Riverside County sheriff's department said in a statement that several of the children were shackled to their beds in dark and foul-smelling surroundings. (more...)
Zimbabwe decries Trump's Zimbabwe decries Trump's "prejudicial" statement of Africa
- January 19, 2018

It said the words attributed to the Trump earlier this month "has shocked and dismayed us". The Zimbabwean government said it joined fellow African countries and others in rejecting "this unfortunate characterization of our peoples and countries". (more...)
Deadly Storm Causes Dutch and German Transport Chaos Deadly Storm Causes Dutch and German Transport Chaos
- January 19, 2018

Neighboring Belgium also was hit by the storm . Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport briefly suspended all air traffic on Thursday as gusts of up to 85 miles per hour blew in along the coast. "Those things weigh a tonne", said one viewer. Train services have been halted on many lines across Germany and the Netherlands . Thalys, the high-speed train operator, suspended services to the Netherlands and Germany . (more...)

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