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House Democrats Resisting Bipartisan Budget Deal Unveiled by Senate Leadership House Democrats Resisting Bipartisan Budget Deal Unveiled by Senate Leadership
- February 09, 2018

The latest deal also includes an increase in the federal debt limit, said Representative Chris Collins, Republican of NY, though Senate leaders did not immediately announce that piece of the agreement. If the Senate passes that package, the House must also approve it. To that end, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi staged a record eight-hour speech arguing in favor of legislation for young immigrants in the country since childhood who face deportation. (more...)
Thiessen: The FBI's scandalous attempt to block the Nunes memo Thiessen: The FBI's scandalous attempt to block the Nunes memo
- February 09, 2018

But it is the right of our citizens to demand that they are kept informed by the men and women they send to Washington, especially during troubling and contentious times. The hapless yet unsafe Nunes, who behaves like the love child of Joseph McCarthy and Inspector Clouseau, along with his pals (including you, Speaker Paul Ryan) will abandon all principle, all patriotism, for the mess of pottage that represents what's left of the Republican Party , fueled by fear of Trump's perfervid base ... (more...)
Should North Koreans get Samsung phones donated to the Olympics? Should North Koreans get Samsung phones donated to the Olympics?
- February 09, 2018

Kim Yo Jong , believed to be around 30 , will be the first member of North Korea's ruling family to visit South Korea since the end of the 1950-53 Korean War. "It is significant that the delegation also includes Kim Yo Jong, who is Chairman Kim Jong Un's sister and holds an important position in the Workers' Party of Korea". (more...)
Korean leader, vows US support Korean leader, vows US support
- February 09, 2018

Vice President Pence is leading the USA delegation in Pyeongchang and has said he is open to meeting with North Korean officials. Moon's meeting with the North Korean delegates will be held one day after they attend the opening ceremony of the PyeongChang Olympic Games in the eastern town of Pyeongchang. (more...)
Why So Many Philadelphia Eagles Are Rejecting This White House Why So Many Philadelphia Eagles Are Rejecting This White House
- February 09, 2018

During a news conference at Minneapolis ' Mall of America on the Wednesday before the Super Bowl , Smith said he would turn down any White House invitation if they won. "And I want to see our relationships between our communities and our law enforcement be advanced". "Over the last two years, I've been meeting with legislators, both Republican and Democrat, it don't matter", Jenkins said. (more...)
Steelers hire Karl Dunbar as DL coach Steelers hire Karl Dunbar as DL coach
- February 09, 2018

Dunbar is the fourth Alabama assistant to leave the Crimson Tide since the end of the season: Jeremy Pruitt (Tennessee head coach), offensive coordinator Brian Daboll ( Buffalo Bills OC) and defensive backs coach Derrick Ansley (Oakland Raiders). (more...)
Parliament survey: one in five experienced sexual harassment Parliament survey: one in five experienced sexual harassment
- February 09, 2018

The Palace of Westminster have been tarnished by accusations of sexual harassment with two senior ministers in Theresa May's government losing their jobs following allegations of inappropriate behaviour . Leadsom described the publication of the report as a big day for parliament and British politics. It is a thorough piece of work, with proposals including the adoption of a binding Parliamentary code of behaviour, a new independent complaints procedure, and the suspension or even expulsion ... (more...)
David Davis accuses European Union of 'bad faith' over plan to punish UK David Davis accuses European Union of 'bad faith' over plan to punish UK
- February 09, 2018

The Brexit Secretary also played down the Government's own impact assessment leaked to Sky News that showed regions in the United Kingdom could suffer a hit to GDP of up to 16% over 15 years. He said: "The accusations and insinuations against me are as absurd as they are offensive". "There are obviously many political and campaign groups in this country - that's entirely right and as you would expect in a democracy", he said commenting on Best for Britain . (more...)
31 civilians killed in Eastern Ghouta airstrikes 31 civilians killed in Eastern Ghouta airstrikes
- February 09, 2018

A stronghold of Islamic State militants until late previous year, the province also was the group's main source of oil revenue. Contrary to US intelligence, the Syrian government paints the facility as a civilian research institution. The U.S. airstrike coincides with escalating violence in Syria. That deployment is separate from a Turkish military offensive that Ankara launched last month to rout US -backed Syrian Kurdish fighters from the northern enclave of Afrin. (more...)
Korean leader's sister to arrive in S. Korea on Friday. by air Korean leader's sister to arrive in S. Korea on Friday. by air
- February 09, 2018

Kim Yo Jong , sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un , is due to arrive by private jet at Seoul's Incheon International Airport on Friday afternoon, Reuters says. Enthusiastic and optimistic about Kim's unexpected overture last month, South Korea rushed to respond, without consulting the US, according to The Wall Street Journal, which reported that the USA was notified only a few hours before Seoul offered to meet North Korea for negotiations. (more...)
Pence says USA wants peaceful solution to North Korea crisis Pence says USA wants peaceful solution to North Korea crisis
- February 09, 2018

The North Korean side has notified that Kim Yong-nam will lead a delegation of three athletes who will be accompanied by 18 more people. "A nuclear-armed North Korea can never be tolerated", Abe said at a joint press conference after their meeting Wednesday. (more...)
Senator delays vote on USA budget deal Senator delays vote on USA budget deal
- February 09, 2018

But the spokeswoman said the White House is "certainly happy with the direction that it's moving, particularly that we're moving away from the crisis budgeting that we've been on in the past". Other Democrats like Rep. John Yarmuth (Ky.), who sits on the House Budget Committee, say the bill needs to pass: "If Democrats can not support this kind of compromise, Congress will never function". (more...)
USA forces in Syria to support Kurdish allies USA forces in Syria to support Kurdish allies
- February 09, 2018

The military said the soldier was killed late Monday by a mortar-and-rocket attack that also wounded five Turkish soldiers and a civilian military contractor. Russian jets intensified raids on Sunday against militant-held towns in Idlib, after terrorists shot down a Russian warplane and killed its pilot on Saturday. (more...)
Dow Plunges Again, Closes Down More Than 1000 Points Dow Plunges Again, Closes Down More Than 1000 Points
- February 09, 2018

Even after Tuesday's gain, the S&P 500 is still down 6.2 percent from the recent record high it set on January 26. "Now that the volatility event is over, investors will focus on the economic data and the fundamentals", said Sameer Samana, global equity and technical strategist at Wells Fargo Investment Institute in St. (more...)
Canada helicopters 'not for attack' Canada helicopters 'not for attack'
- February 09, 2018

Gen. Restituto Padilla, chief of plans at the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), said the helicopters would be used for internal security operations apart from deployment in search-and-rescue and disaster relief operations. Padilla said that the use of the helicopters should not be blown out of proportion because the government is "not buying an offensive aircraft". "Not at all. (more...)
Olympics: Curling siblings Matt and Becca Hamilton are a mixed blessing Olympics: Curling siblings Matt and Becca Hamilton are a mixed blessing
- February 09, 2018

The Hamilton siblings responded with scores in the sixth and seventh end to cut their deficit to just one. The Swiss relied on their defense in the third end to pick up a point, but the US answered with a point of their own in the fourth after placing their hammer throw on the button with no other stones around. (more...)
South Jersey Eagles Fans Cross Bridge for Eagles Victory Parade South Jersey Eagles Fans Cross Bridge for Eagles Victory Parade
- February 09, 2018

Led by a backup quarterback in Foles and the second-year coach Pederson, the Eagles beat the New England Patriots 41-33. The city doesn't plan to make any crowd estimates for this parade. Bundled up against freezing winds, some fans from New Jersey walked across the almost 2-mile long Benjamin Franklin Bridge just to get into the city. (more...)
Jeremy Hunt finally says sorry as NHS patients suffer 'worst ever' winter Jeremy Hunt finally says sorry as NHS patients suffer 'worst ever' winter
- February 09, 2018

It is also the only time extremely long "trolley wait" figures have breached 1,000. But the embattled Health Secretary refused to say sorry to overworked doctors and nurses. This figure has only ever been beaten twice, including in January 2017, when the Red Cross dubbed the unprecedented pressures a "humanitarian crisis". (more...)
Airstrikes kill 54 civilians in Syria's Eastern Ghouta Airstrikes kill 54 civilians in Syria's Eastern Ghouta
- February 09, 2018

If confirmed, this will not be the first time Israeli aircraft are conducting aerial attacks inside Syria since in the past, they have known to target Syrian or Iranian-backed positions. The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said on Wednesday it is probing "all credible allegations" relating to Syria . The world's chemical watchdog voiced "grave concern" over the new reports. (more...)
Austin tech workers saw the biggest jump in salary a year ago Austin tech workers saw the biggest jump in salary a year ago
- February 09, 2018

Compiling data from 10 U.S. cities including San Francisco and NY, as well as Toronto, Paris and London, recruitment platform Hired found the global average tech salary is $135,000 (£97,000). But once the cost of living was accounted for, NY workers were at the lowest end of the cost-of-living scale. Their $118,000 salary pays for a lifestyle they could afford in San Francisco only if they earned $202,000 there. (more...)
BJP government first to take multi-pronged steps for NE's growth: Modi BJP government first to take multi-pronged steps for NE's growth: Modi
- February 09, 2018

Modi said, " Tripura remained backward for a long time and there has been no development in the state". Prime Minister Modi also said that the Rs 1,300 crore National Bamboo Mission had been launched to utilise the huge bamboo resources in the northeast. (more...)
Would Cavaliers deal LeBron James? Knicks pivot after Kristaps Porzingis’ torn ACL? Would Cavaliers deal LeBron James? Knicks pivot after Kristaps Porzingis’ torn ACL?
- February 09, 2018

In this situation, since the Clippers would be in full rebuild mode if Jordan leaves, they will likely want either draft picks or some prospects they're high on from the Raptors. "If somebody else doesn't jump into the fray, there is a good chance that the Clippers will just keep Jordan for the rest of the season and ultimately let him expire off their cap". (more...)
Senators Agree On 2-Year Government Spending Deal Senators Agree On 2-Year Government Spending Deal
- February 09, 2018

He said the budget deal was a "genuine breakthrough" after months of legislative logjams. Last year, Trump said that the country could use a "good shutdown ". As the Senate leaders were announcing their agreement, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California was holding the floor in the House, declaring she would oppose the measure unless her chamber's GOP leaders promised a vote on legislation to protect the younger immigrants. (more...)
Death toll in Syria's Ghouta rises to 84, women, children among victims Death toll in Syria's Ghouta rises to 84, women, children among victims
- February 09, 2018

Opposition rebels have held control of Eastern Ghouta since 2013. "The general command of the armed forces holds Israel fully responsible for the risky consequences of its repeated, aggressive and uncalculated adventures", it added. The White Helmets said airstrikes Tuesday in the Idlib village of Termala killed three people. As the civil war in Syria approaches its seventh anniversary, civilians across the country continue to face mass atrocities, including the use of chemical weapons. (more...)
Sister of North Korea's Kim Jong Un to attend Olympics, says Seoul Sister of North Korea's Kim Jong Un to attend Olympics, says Seoul
- February 09, 2018

There has been much attention given to this year's Winter Olympics , as the event takes place on the Korean Peninsula amid ever-growing tensions between the United States and North Korea . The White House hopes that sanctions will slow the development of the country's missile program, and strangle the economy to the point where North Korea would put its nuclear weapons on the negotiating table. (more...)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Laughter Jibe at Congress Leader Renuka Chaudhary Prime Minister Narendra Modi Laughter Jibe at Congress Leader Renuka Chaudhary
- February 09, 2018

About 2000 school and college students including teachers and principals will be participating in the programme.Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will advise students on beating exam stress and appearing for exams with a positive attitude. (more...)
Maldives' Embattled President Sends Envoys to China, Saudi for Support Maldives' Embattled President Sends Envoys to China, Saudi for Support
- February 09, 2018

Sources made it clear that the Indian Government has not seen any real action from the Maldives Government on the concerns stated by the worldwide community, including India. Yameen sent his economic development minister, Mohamed Saeed, to China, the foreign minister, Mohamed Asim, to Pakistan and farming and fisheries minister Mohamed Shainee to Saudi Arabia, according to a posting on his website late on Wednesday. (more...)
Japanese executives to meet Theresa May over Brexit fears Japanese executives to meet Theresa May over Brexit fears
- February 09, 2018

Nissan Europe's chairman Paul Willcox will be among the attendees to "discuss our operations and investments in the UK" but said in a statement that it would not disclose details of the talks. They will be joined by some of Japan's biggest banks - Nomura, Mizuho and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation - all of which have a significant presence in the City of London . (more...)
Congress hopes to avoid government shutdown Thursday Congress hopes to avoid government shutdown Thursday
- February 09, 2018

House Speaker Paul Ryan urged members of Congress to support the compromise, in order to appropriately fund the military and avoid perpetual continuing resolutions to fund the government. Federal funding for most government programs runs out at midnight. That bill was passed by the house Tuesday. "Frankly, there are lots of amendments on my side, and it's hard to make an argument that if one gets an amendment, that everybody else won't want an amendment, and then we'll be here for a very ... (more...)
Rick Adelman's son hit, killed by van in downtown Houston Rick Adelman's son hit, killed by van in downtown Houston
- February 09, 2018

The driver of the minivan involved was an 80-year-old woman. R.J. was not at a crosswalk, Houston police said. R.J.'s brother David is an assistant coach for the Denver Nuggets. He also worked in basketball as a scout for the Sonics and Kings before becoming an assistant coach for his dad in Houston . "Our thoughts and prayers are with Rick, Mary Kay, and the entire Adelman family during this very hard time", the tweet read. (more...)

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