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Trump signs tax reform package into law

Trump signs tax reform package into law The president also took to social media to discuss the signing of the bill. But his availability was less than reporters had hoped for and far from a year-end question and answer session that other presidents have held to close out the calendar year. [Full Article...]

Senate reauthorizes FISA 702 surveillance program

Senate reauthorizes FISA 702 surveillance program The legislation, which easily passed the House of Representatives last week, is expected to be signed into law by President Donald Trump by Friday. The Senate vote tightened in the evening hours, as the Senate's privacy hawks worked to drum up support for further debate around the surveillance bill, opening the door for amendments that could limit the government's ability to use the loophole to ... [Full Article...]

CJI meets rebel Supreme Court judges for third time today

CJI meets rebel Supreme Court judges for third time today The Department of Justice said it would go directly to the Supreme Court to establish that the White House can legally shutter Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals , an Obama-era executive order that offered deportation protection and work permits to hundreds of thousands of people who entered the USA illegally as children. [Full Article...]

Trump to ban Haitian immigrants after alleged 'shithole' slur

Trump to ban Haitian immigrants after alleged 'shithole' slur The department stated it will remove Haiti, Belize and Samoa from a list of greater than 80 nations whose residents are eligible for H-2A and H-2B visas, which often are granted for seasonal laborers in agriculture and different industries. [Full Article...]

Why We May Be Headed Toward a Government Shutdown

Why We May Be Headed Toward a Government Shutdown The Donald Trump of last Tuesday - all deal-maker and can't we all get along - might have made lots of Democrats very nervous about letting the government shut down amid an immigration standoff. "No more unsafe Lottery", the president tweeted Tuesday morning. "The Democrats want to shut down the Government over Amnesty for all and Border Security". [Full Article...]

Bannon Is Reportedly Avoiding Grand Jury Testimony - For Now

Bannon Is Reportedly Avoiding Grand Jury Testimony - For Now President Donald Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon was to meet behind closed doors yesterday with a US House of Representatives committee probing whether Russian Federation meddled in the 2016 presidential election. "This, in my view, is completely unacceptable", Schiff said . At that point, the White House told Bannon not to answer any further. "We're going to be fully cooperati... [Full Article...]

Non-Denial Denials and Disbelief: Tuesday at the White House

Non-Denial Denials and Disbelief: Tuesday at the White House The doctor said he was getting a nutrition specialist to meet with the White House chefs, "to make sure we're cutting the calories and the fats and the carbohydrates as much as we possibly can while making good meals for him". "I have no concerns about his cognitive ability or neurological functions", Ronny Jackson said on Tuesday . However, when it comes to Trump, "he just gets up and starts... [Full Article...]

Kamal ready to announce his Political party's name by February

Kamal ready to announce his Political party's name by February Haasan will be beginning his tour across the state from the residence of former president APJ Abdul Kalam in Ramanathapuram. The actor , however, remained non-committal about a possible political alliance with his colleague Rajinikanth. [Full Article...]

Stamp duty cut fails to boost flagging housing market

Stamp duty cut fails to boost flagging housing market First-time purchases worth between £300,000 and £500,000 no stamp duty will be paid on the first £300,000, meaning a reduced rate is paid. Ministers hoped the move would help to lift the moribund housing market, which has been suffering historically... [Full Article...]

Supreme Court Clears Release Of 'Padmaavat' By Overturning Six-State Ban

Supreme Court Clears Release Of 'Padmaavat' By Overturning Six-State Ban The Supreme Court has cleared the release of controversial Bollywood film Padmavat , and overturned the decision by four states to ban its screening. In abject surrender to forces that marshal caste sentiments and harvest hurt sensibilities, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Haryana have banned the film. [Full Article...]

Keystone XL pipeline has strong commercial support, TransCanada says

Keystone XL pipeline has strong commercial support, TransCanada says It says construction preparation has started and will increase as the permitting process advances throughout this year, with primary construction expected to begin in 2019. In November, TransCanada received state approval in Nebraska to construct the conduit there along an alternate route, a decision that may spur added legal action by foes who say the new path hasn't received the same review as t... [Full Article...]

'12 Strong': Chris Hemsworth Hopes Film Can Reduce 'Misconceptions' About Afghanistan

'12 Strong': Chris Hemsworth Hopes Film Can Reduce 'Misconceptions' About Afghanistan Otherwise, the finest moments of 12 Strong belong to either the characteristically intense Shannon or the ever-likable Peña, or both. It is perhaps the miserable track record of "post 9/11" films that resulted in Bruckheimer having to pitch this film to three major studios before he got a green light. [Full Article...]

Trump is Trump is Trump: DACA madness reveals his true, impossible, character

Trump is Trump is Trump: DACA madness reveals his true, impossible, character White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders answers questions during the daily briefing at the White House January 17, 2018 in Washington , DC. Keep in mind on this: Should House Republicans pass their short-term spending bill, it's a very, very tough vote for Senate Democrats. [Full Article...]

Sudden hope for Carillion's 8500 private sector staff

Sudden hope for Carillion's 8500 private sector staff Business Secretary Greg Clark has ordered a fast-track investigation into directors at the failed construction firm Carillion . However, figures revealed past year show that 33 government private finance loans will eventually cost the taxpayer £5 billion more than their capital value by 2043. [Full Article...]

Satellite Images Show China Has Built Military Complex In Doklam

Satellite Images Show China Has Built Military Complex In Doklam When asked about the construction on Wednesday, Indian Army Chief of Staff Bipin Rawat downplayed it as temporary. "There are no new developments at the face-off site and its vicinity since the August 28 disengagement", they said in a statement. [Full Article...]

Pakistan PM backs terrorist Hafiz Saeed, ex-US diplomat calls it 'alarming'

Pakistan PM backs terrorist Hafiz Saeed, ex-US diplomat calls it 'alarming' And, everyone knows that", Karzai told reporters on the sidelines of the "Raisina Dialogue" in Delhi, when asked about the clean chit given to Saeed by the Pakistan prime minister as no evidence was found against him. Unhappy over his release, the USA froze a $255-million military aid to Pakistan, accusing the country of sheltering terrorists and militant outfits. [Full Article...]

U.S. government creates health division for 'religious freedom'

U.S. government creates health division for 'religious freedom' The Health and Human Services Department issued a statement Thursday about the creation of the Conscience and Religious Freedom Division that will enforce "laws and regulations that protect conscience and prohibit coercion on issues such as abortion and assisted suicide". [Full Article...]

Spectre patch reboot flaw covers most chips, Intel warns

Spectre patch reboot flaw covers most chips, Intel warns On Wednesday, the company said that data center computers containing its latest chips might reboot more often than normal due to problems with the patches issued to fix the so-called Meltdown and Spectre security flaws. Users that haven't installed the latest BIOS are not affected, and Intel says that new patches will enter the validation phase early next week. As part of this, we have determi... [Full Article...]

Amsterdam's Schiphol scraps all flights due to storm

According to the Associated Press, two 62-year-old men were killed in separate incidents of falling trees or branches in the Netherlands on Thursday, and a third death was reported south of Brussels, Belgium. Schools remain closed in many parts of Germany as the country prepares for a winter storm that's expected to come in from the west and bring heavy snow, rain and gusty winds. [Full Article...]

Pope performs first marriage on board a papal flight

Pope performs first marriage on board a papal flight The Chilean couple married in a civil ceremony in 2010 but were never formally Wednesday in the eyes of the Catholic Church. "He liked us and he asked: 'Do you want me to marry you?' He asked: 'Are you sure?,'" Podest said. Ciuffardi told reporters that the Pope told them, "This is the sacrament that is missing in the world, the sacrament of marriage". An airline executive was the official witne... [Full Article...]


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