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House votes to change who pays for sexual misconduct claims House votes to change who pays for sexual misconduct claims
- February 07, 2018

Rep. Patrick Meehan, R-Pa., who is a member of the House Committee on Ethics, announced last month he wouldn't seek re-election after news reports revealed that he settled a sexual harassment claim with a former aide. The new measure would update the 1995 Congressional Accountability Act that applied workplace rules to Congress for the first time. The Senate approved a similar measure. (more...)
Patrick Brown tweets for first time since resignation Patrick Brown tweets for first time since resignation
- February 07, 2018

Brown says while the #metoo movement can be an effective tool to lift society, false allegations undermine that good work. In the statement, issued February 6 via Twitter, Brown again denied the allegations of sexual misconduct that led to his resignation. (more...)
Joyce, ex-staffer expecting baby Joyce, ex-staffer expecting baby
- February 07, 2018

Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce is reportedly expecting a baby with his former staffer Vikki Campion . While both Joyce and Campion are not commenting on the situation, other politicians have already started to be quizzed on the matter. "There's a principle here that I've always abided by to not engage in anything that hits the private lives of other members of parliament". His Coalition colleague Dan Tehan, the minister for social services, said his "personal view" was that the relationship ... (more...)
Rohingya crisis can incite religious conflict in South Asia Rohingya crisis can incite religious conflict in South Asia
- February 07, 2018

Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein / UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. Zeid had previously said that "elements of genocide" were present in the state-sponsored campaign of violence against the Rohingya, saying those behind the crimes should be brought to justice. (more...)
Trump trades insults with House intelligence committee top Democrat over Federal Bureau of Investigation memo Trump trades insults with House intelligence committee top Democrat over Federal Bureau of Investigation memo
- February 07, 2018

NPR's Ryan Lucas has been following all of the twists and turns of this story and is here with the latest. His attacks reveal his uneasiness over a Democratic memo's release. "I am more concerned that they make political redactions", Schiff said. SHAPIRO: So if we're looking at a five-day countdown clock, this could be another Friday afternoon memo (laughter) release for the second week in a row. (more...)
Trump likely to approve release of Dem memo Trump likely to approve release of Dem memo
- February 07, 2018

The president was't completely silent over the weekend - on Saturday , he tweeted that the memo "totally vindicates " him in the probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 us election . "We haven't found them yet". "They tried to make the argument publicly that they were taking this extraordinary step, this never-before-used House process to release classified information in the interest of full transparency". (more...)
Ivanka Trump to lead US delegation at Olympics' close Ivanka Trump to lead US delegation at Olympics' close
- February 07, 2018

US officials traveling with the vice president offered no insight on whether a meeting will take place but didn't deny some type of interaction is being contemplated. North Korea told the South at their talks last month that the concerts will likely consist of folk songs and masterpieces that fit the theme of unification and are well known to both South and North Koreans. (more...)
After Cape Town, more African cities face water crisis - Deloitte After Cape Town, more African cities face water crisis - Deloitte
- February 07, 2018

The city adds it's not making a profit on water sales. Cape Town residents are expected to flush the toilet no a couple of times a day and to shower for less than a minute while staying vigilant for water thieves masquerading as city employees. (more...)
NBC's Super Bowl stream scores big with 2 million viewers NBC's Super Bowl stream scores big with 2 million viewers
- February 07, 2018

If we got one more opportunity, we were going to give everything we got - and I just so happened to get there. I am sure other players felt the same way, but in the end, we have to make the decisions that we feel are best for the football team and that is what we did, that is what I did. (more...)
Pentagon planning grand military parade for Trump Pentagon planning grand military parade for Trump
- February 07, 2018

Trump attended a Bastille Day celebration in Paris previous year as a guest of French President Emmanuel Macron and reportedly walked away "awestruck". "It was two hours on the button, and it was military might, and I think a tremendous thing for France and for the spirit of France". As the parade, according to officials, is expected to be held in accordance to a patriotic holiday such as July 4th Independence Day or as early as May 28th Memorial Day, many suspect it maybe held on ... (more...)
Jordan Peele Says He Will Jordan Peele Says He Will "Seriously Consider" Sequel to 'Get Out'
- February 07, 2018

I guess that's a lesson for Hollywood, don't offer a serious actor the role of a poo emoji... unless he is Patrick Stewart . "I love that universe and feel like there is more story to tell . "Acting is just nowhere near as fun for me as directing", he said. At least for now. But Peele had always wanted to move away from acting and focus his attention on writing and directing. (more...)
Trump says 'shutdown' over immigration Trump says 'shutdown' over immigration
- February 07, 2018

Rep. Barbara Comstock , a Virginia Republican who represents a district with thousands of federal workers, confronted Trump about the remark and urged him to avoid another government shutdown. An unexpected announcement of an agreement between top Democrats and President Trump , a quick reversal from the White House, a government shutdown, and a meeting where Trump reportedly described particular countries using vulgar language . (more...)
White House says no 'personnel moves' at Justice Department White House says no 'personnel moves' at Justice Department
- February 07, 2018

The Nunes memo accused the senior Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department officials of obtaining a FISA warrant to spy on a Trump campaign staffer chiefly on the basis of the dodgy dossier authored by British ex-spy Christopher Steele and paid for by Hillary Clinton's campaign, without disclosing the political bias behind it. (more...)
Netanyahu warns Israel's enemies in Golan Heights visit Netanyahu warns Israel's enemies in Golan Heights visit
- February 07, 2018

In a three-way United Nations meeting, Lebanese representatives denounced Israel's intention to construct a wall to protect its citizens. Disagreement over the wall and Lebanon's plans to explore for offshore oil and gas in disputed maritime waters have elevated tensions between Israel and Lebanon, which is home to the powerful Iran-backed Shiite group Hezbollah. (more...)
Media Shut Out of President's Speech to Republicans Media Shut Out of President's Speech to Republicans
- February 07, 2018

It is a remarkable offer that goes far beyond the expected granting of legal status to recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. The impasse sparked a brief federal shutdown last month. We need Congress to act and the White House to stop playing games with these young people's lives. It is demanding that Democrats instigate a government shutdown on January 19 by refusing to support a short-term spending bill that doesn't legalize the dreamers. (more...)
Olympics - Evidence against Russians strong despite CAS blow: IOC Olympics - Evidence against Russians strong despite CAS blow: IOC
- February 07, 2018

North Korea will be participating in five events at the Pyeongchang games, fielding two figure skaters, two speed skaters, three cross-country skiers, three alpine skiers as well as 12 hockey players on a joint North and South Korean women's team. (more...)
US House Intel Committee Votes to Release Democratic Russia Investigation Memo US House Intel Committee Votes to Release Democratic Russia Investigation Memo
- February 07, 2018

It's smaller because it revolves around a relatively minor figure in the Trump-Russia affair, Carter Page, a former volunteer who was not even with the campaign when the Federal Bureau of Investigation asked a secret court to surveil him in the weeks before the election. (more...)
House Plans to Pass Stopgap Funding Bill
- February 07, 2018

Democrats have refused to sign on to any defense spending increase absent an agreement to bolster non-defense spending alongside it. "As you know, some of the advocacy groups have actually been concerned about the language that came over from the Senate and are not full throated in support of it, and so we want to make sure that we listen to them, and that we get this in a way that works for everybody". (more...)
Watch Justin Trudeau Correct a Woman To Say 'Peoplekind' Instead of 'Mankind' Watch Justin Trudeau Correct a Woman To Say 'Peoplekind' Instead of 'Mankind'
- February 07, 2018

The World Mission Society Church of God has come under fire in recent years, with people coming forward saying the organization is a "profit-making cult". At which point the crowd erupted in cheers and applause. When the clip went viral, Twitter users SLAMMED the politician for mansplaining the young woman, and for his "stupid" word suggestion. (more...)
Dad of North Korea detainee to be guest of Pence at Olympics Dad of North Korea detainee to be guest of Pence at Olympics
- February 07, 2018

Even his final event - leading the United States delegation at the 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Pyeongchang, South Korea , on Friday night - aims to combat North Korean propaganda, officials said. This week's trip, Pence said, was also meant to express "solidarity" with regional powers like South Korea and Japan in the face of North Korea's recent missile and nuclear tests. (more...)
Snow expected to intensify quickly Wednesday
- February 07, 2018

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Livingston County beginning at 4 a.m. Wednesday. In all, 1 to 3 inches of snow is possible, with locally higher amounts. Heavier snow possible late Sunday into Sunday night. NWS and AccuWeather both forecast 4 to 6 inches of snow for the State College area with the possibility of about one-tenth of an inch of ice. (more...)
Odisha receives Rs 5252 crore in Railway budget; state terms 'disappointing' Odisha receives Rs 5252 crore in Railway budget; state terms 'disappointing'
- February 07, 2018

With regard to Telangana this year, the budget allocation was Rs 1813 crores, 5 per cent more than theallocation of Rs 1729 crore in previous year while Rs 3670 crore was allocated in the budget to Andhra Pradesh, 8 per cent more than the allocationn of Rs 3406 crore during the previous year 2017-18, he informed. (more...)
Pennsylvania Republican wants to impeach judges in gerrymandering case Pennsylvania Republican wants to impeach judges in gerrymandering case
- February 07, 2018

Pennsylvania's congressional delegation has been 13-5 in favor of Republicans during the three election cycles since the GOP-drawn 2011 map took effect. The last day to file paperwork to run for Congress is now March 20 - it had previously been March 6. An attorney for the voters who successfully challenged the map, Dan Jacobson, said the criteria laid out by the court are sufficient. (more...)
US House panel votes to release Democrat rebuttal to disputed memo US House panel votes to release Democrat rebuttal to disputed memo
- February 07, 2018

The memo now goes to the White House for a five-day review, a national security survey like that for the memo written by staff of Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.). They never thought that they were going to get caught. We caught them. Hey, we caught them. Nadler, who said he is one of the few who has seen the full surveillance warrant that the Nunes memo focuses on, denounced Republicans and called the memo "shoddy work". (more...)
Larry Nassar sentenced to an additional 40 to 125 years in prison Larry Nassar sentenced to an additional 40 to 125 years in prison
- February 07, 2018

Those sentences would be served at the same time . The incident picked up a great deal of attention - even Dwayne Johnson took to Twitter to say he "understands" the reaction that Margraves had. "This is a life-changing time in our society, in our culture and in our world", Boyce said. Nassar addressed the court on Monday saying "it's impossible to express how sorry I am", telling the survivors " the visions of your testimonies will forever be present in my thoughts ". (more...)
Thunder vs. Warriors 2018 odds: Golden State double-digit betting favorite for Tuesday Thunder vs. Warriors 2018 odds: Golden State double-digit betting favorite for Tuesday
- February 07, 2018

Rebound better. Get back in transition more often. Los Angeles has been taking offers for forward Julius Randle since last year's trade deadline, and even though they've been discussing the possibility of potentially keeping him given his recent good play, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski said on his podcast that Randle is still not in the team's long-term plans. (more...)
Congress grapples with immigration, averting funding fight Congress grapples with immigration, averting funding fight
- February 07, 2018

The proposal by John McCain , a Republican , and Chris Coons, a Democrat, is narrower in scope than a plan Trump put forward last month, which was resisted by both hard-line Republicans and Democrats. The House has scheduled a vote for Tuesday on another continuiing resolution and as Democrats did in January when the government was facing a shutdown, they are insisting that no funding bill will be passed with their support unless it includes protections for 800,000 illegal aliens ... (more...)
Dow Jones stock index hit by record plunge Dow Jones stock index hit by record plunge
- February 07, 2018

The S&P 500 , for example, has fallen 7.8 percent since it set its latest record high on January 26. USA crude oil fell 76 cents, or 1.2 percent, to close at $63.39 a barrel in NY. The slide Monday brought the Dow back just below 25,000 points , a level it first crossed a month ago. The market fell by 12.82 per cent, and things barely improved the next day with another 11.73 per cent drop. (more...)
Rahul Gandhi attacks PM over Sitharaman's refusal to disclose Rafale price Rahul Gandhi attacks PM over Sitharaman's refusal to disclose Rafale price
- February 07, 2018

The deal for 36 aircraft was finalised for a price of $8.7 billion. Congress communications chief Randeep Surjewala said the French firm had sold 12 Rafale fighters to Qatar last November for Rs 694.80 crore each. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday refused to disclose the details of Rafale deal with France saying it "classified information". "Complete non-transparency in disclosure of purchase price of aircrafts, flagrant violation of the mandatory provisions of "Defence ... (more...)
Shutdown less likely as Senate closes in on budget agreement Shutdown less likely as Senate closes in on budget agreement
- February 07, 2018

On Tuesday or Wednesday, McConnell intends for the Senate to vote on a bill passed by the House that funds the military through September and non-military through March 23. Legislation to increase the debt ceiling is always a headache, especially for House GOP leaders whose rank and file hate such votes. "They want to do it their way or no way". (more...)

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