Warmbier death raises pressure on White House

June 20, 2017

… Pressure on Trump The young Ohioan’s death may force president Donald Trump to take a tougher line with North Korea, a shift that could increase tensions with Beijing. “Like Obama, Trump has been talking tough, but continuing to pull punches on both North Korea and China,” Klingner said. Klingner pointed in particular to the Trump administration’s failure so far to apply “secondary sanctions” on Chinese companies that do business with North Korea, …

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Al Franken Warns On Impeachment: ‘Zealot’ Pence Would Be ‘Worse than Trump’

June 20, 2017

Vice president Mike Pence would move into the Oval Office, and Franken said that would lead to new set of problems. Franken said Pence, who ran the Trump transition, was responsible for some of Trumps worst Cabinet choices, including Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, and Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney. If youre talking about how we handle North Korea or something like …

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News Daily: Van hits crowd near mosque – BBC News

June 20, 2017

… week’s disaster. Macron wins parliamentary majority It’s not the landslide many predicted, but French president Emmanuel Macron’s party has won a clear majority in the country’s parliamentary elections. His centrist La Republique En Marche group, with its MoDem ally, took more than 300 seats in the 577-member National Assembly. But voter turnout hit a record low – just 42%. Analysis: Macron’s conquest is complete. What now? By Hugh Schofield, in Paris The …

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Jews, Christians and Muslims make holy ground in America’s heartland

June 19, 2017

Omaha, Nebraska (CNN)When most people think of Omaha, they imagine sizzling steaks, billionaire Warren Buffet or even former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning calling out before the snap. (Remember “Omaha-Omaha”?). A rabbi, a reverend and an imam (no, it’s not a setup joke) are partners in a decadelong quest to bring together the three Abrahamic faiths — Judaism, Christianity and Islam — to share and worship on the same property. …

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Patagonia’s CEO Is Ready To Lead The Corporate Resistance To Trump

June 18, 2017

… revenue and stores in 16 states plus D.C. provides her a much bigger platform to influence their lives than anyone in her family had two generations ago. Its also why shes decided to take on the president of the United States to stop him from rolling back decades of public land protections. We have to fight like hell to keep every inch of public land, Marcario, 52, told HuffPost last month. I dont have a lot of faith in politics and politicians right now. Ventura, California-based …

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Foreign Carmakers Invoke Reagan To Sway Trump On Trade

June 17, 2017

Most recently, leading Asian and European carmakers, most of whom have large U.S. workforces, released a video advertisement touting their contributions to the U.S. economy that makes the case for keeping international trade barriers low. Whats more, it explicitly emulates the famous Morning in America television spot from former Republican president Ronald Reagans 1984 re-election campaign. Employees disassemble a motor in the quality control department of the Toyota Motor Manufacturing …

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Washington Post: Mueller investigating Jared Kushner’s business dealings

June 17, 2017

Washington (CNN)The business dealings of president Donald Trump’s son-in-law and trusted aide Jared Kushner are being investigated by Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller, the Washington Post reported Thursday, citing officials familiar with the matter. Mueller’s investigation is still in a relatively early phase, and it is unclear if any criminal charges will be brought when it is complete, the Post pointed out. Sources have stressed to CNN that there is no indication …

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Cuba-US relations: 6 key things you need to know

June 16, 2017

Havana (CNN)president Donald Trump is set to announce Friday, before an audience of anti-Castro Cuban exiles in Miami, that he is rolling back parts of the Obama administration’s opening with Cuba. Trump will chill Obama’s warmer relations with Cuba, officials say What Trump has said about Castro …

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Here’s What We Know About The U.S. Open Airship Crash

June 16, 2017

The pilot, who was still inside the airship when it crashed, suffered serious burns. He was taken to a Milwaukee hospitalin serious condition, but his injuries were not considered life-threatening. Heres what we know. The pilot had previously been involved in two forced landings. Thompson was trying to land because the winds were too strong. Patrick Walsh, president of AirSign, believes the crash was caused by a failure of the airships skin, which likely caused the blimp to …

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After the game, can the good feelings last?

June 16, 2017

… resumes it will do so at one of the most contentious Washington moments in years. A new president, barely in office five months, could soon be under investigation by a special counsel Robert Mueller for obstruction of justice — and is furious about it. Should the investigation produce an impeachment drama, the nation will embark on the most traumatic national political process possible considering whether to remove an elected president before his time. However that ends, it will leave …

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Executions in Pakistan: Is ISIS targeting China?

June 15, 2017

… Istanbul nightclub attack. Unwanted consequences president Xi Jinping’s ambitious plans to transform the world economy with its Belt and Road Initiative to link Asia, Europe. the Middle East and Africa with physical and financial infrastructure, makes the threats to China’s foreign policy interests global in scope The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a case in point. A 3,000 kilometer, $46 billion initiative to develop a network of roads, railways and pipelines to …

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Senate approves new Russia sanctions

June 15, 2017

(CNN)The Senate on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly to enact new sanctions against Russia and make it difficult for president Donald Trump to lift them. The Russia sanctions amendment was added to an Iranian sanctions bill on the Senate floor after a deal was struck earlier this week between the Republican and Democratic heads of the Senate Foreign Relations and Banking Committees. …

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Nearly 200 Congressional Dems Sue Trump For Violating Constitution

June 14, 2017

The complaint said Trump had not sought congressional approval for any of the payments his hundreds of businesses had received from foreign governments since he took office in January, even though the Constitution requires him to do so. At least 30 U.S. senators and 166 representatives are plaintiffs in Wednesdays lawsuit, representing the largest number of legislators ever to sue a U.S. president, according to two lawmakers who are among the plaintiffs. The presidents failure to tell us …

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What would happen if Trump tried to fire special counsel Mueller

June 14, 2017

(CNN)Newsmax CEO Christopher Ruddy created a storm of controversy when he suggested Monday that president Trump was contemplating firing the newly appointed Special Counsel Robert Mueller III, a man destined to be a festering thorn in the side of the Trump administration for months or years to come. And on Tuesday, aboard Air Force One, White House deputy press secretary Sarah Sanders addressed the idea of firing Mueller with these words: “while the president has the right to, he has no …

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NBC Has A Right To Book Alex Jones, But Does It Have A Good Enough Reason?

June 14, 2017

… against him and his liberty-loving audience. Its where hes also helpedSept. 11 terrorist attacks being an inside job, and the slaughter of 20 children at Sandy Hook Elementary School a hoax. Such conspiracy mongering wouldnt so dangerous if unhinged individuals werent or if Infowars didnt have. president Donald Trump, known for pushing conspiracy theories himself, has appeared on the show, and longtime outside adviser Roger Stone is regular guest and occasional fill-in host. Kelly cited …

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The questions that could determine Sessions’ fate

June 13, 2017

… during a transition? Sessions was nominated to be attorney general in the middle of November, before Kushner reportedly attempted to set up a back channel with Russian officials. He was a foreign policy adviser during the campaign and in the running to be vice president. The Kushner meetings would likely have been discussed within Trump’s inner circle. If Sessions has any information or even a view on this, it will be newsworthy. It is also the question his boss will be watching closely. …

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Could football help ease tensions between North and South Korea?

June 13, 2017

(CNN)Tensions in northeast Asia are among their highest in decades, amid continued missile testing by Pyongyang and saber-rattling from Tokyo, Beijing and Washington. In discussions with FIFA president Gianni Infantino this week, the South Korean president suggested a “regional bloc” including both Koreas, China and Japan could join forces to host the 2030 football World Cup. If Moon were to achieve his vision, it would require a difficult balancing act. Since his …

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Election 2017: What you want to know about the result – BBC News

June 11, 2017

Members are elected for four-year terms by a joint session of both houses of parliament, although in practice changes in membership are rare, making the Federal Council one of the world’s most stable governments. Each year a different member of the council fills the largely ceremonial post of federal president on a rotating basis. However, the office does not confer the status of head of state, which is held jointly by all the councillors. In the UK the House of Commons is the …

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Still-Blinking Beached Humpback Whale Euthanized After Failed Rescue

June 11, 2017

… own. Due to rough waters, rescuers determined that it was too dangerous for the boat to try to tow the whale back out to seaand that it was time to end the whales suffering, according to Australias ABC News. Its been a very, very difficult afternoon for everybody involved, Shona Lorigan, vice president of the marine rescue organization ORRCA, told the Sydney Morning Herald.Mother natures not helped us today;the waves are getting bigger as I watch,Lorigan said As the weather grew worse, the …

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Tim Cook, Jeff Bezos and more tech CEOs are set to attend a White House summit with Jared Kushner

June 11, 2017

Ready for part 2.Image: Evan Vucci/AP/REX/Shutterstock Leaders from the largest technology companies are set to visit the White House later this month for an inaugural meeting of president Donald Trumps group formed to modernize government services, according to three people familiar with the plans. They will arrive weeks after many tech chiefs publicly split with Trump on his decision to exit the Paris climate deal. The American Technology Council meeting will include a gathering of top …

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Sanders allies emboldened by Labour’s gains in UK election

June 10, 2017

… the triumph of moderate liberal technocrats in France and Canada — both closer philosophically to former president Barack Obama than Sanders — as the more appealing international parallel. Former Sanders campaign digital organizing director Claire Sandberg emailed her concerns from the UK, as she made her way to the Midwest after a whirlwind spell supporting Labour-aligned groups ahead of the vote. “I fully expect Establishment Democrats to reject the obvious lessons from …

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Trump: Qatar must stop funding terrorism

June 10, 2017

Washington (CNN)president Donald Trump called on Qatar to stop funding terrorism, claiming credit for and endorsing the decision of Gulf nations to ostracize their neighbor, even as US Cabinet officials said their blockade is hurting the campaign against ISIS. In doing so, the president’s tone, if not his message, clashed with his most senior national security officials, highlighting the often mixed messages emerging from his administration since the Qatar crisis began Tuesday. …

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Brazilian President acquitted in illegal campaign funds case

June 10, 2017

Rio de Janeiro (CNN)Brazil’s top electoral court voted to acquit president Michel Temer and former president Dilma Rousseff following an investigation of allegations they received illegal campaign funds in the 2014 elections. Temer, 76, was the vice-presidential candidate alongside Rousseff in 2014, but Rousseff was impeached last year for illegal fiscal maneuvers aimed at hiding the budget shortfall. She has denied the allegations. …

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Trump’s Climate Withdrawal Is An Impeachable Offense

June 9, 2017

These 22 senators wrote to Trump, asking him to pull out of the accord. The president and the senators put their own political and economic interests above the safety, security and indeed survival of the American people and the entire planet. Under the pact, the Obama administration promised to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 26 percent to 29 percent lower than 2005 levels by 2025. The United States is the second largest purveyor of fossil fuels. China, which is first, and India, third, …

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NYC taxis have their own version of UberPool now

June 8, 2017

… simultaneously increasing earnings for hardworking New York City taxi drivers with more passengers, longer trips, and reduced downtime, Amos Tamam, senior vice president of Verifone Taxi Systems, which runs Curb, said in a statement. Another option to avoid Uber. Or just to support old-fashioned yellow cabs. WATCH: Making your own ‘Wonder Woman’ costume is easier than you thought More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsTubeTraffic Elite Tube Traffic is a software …

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EPA Inspector General Probing Whether Agency Staffer Colluded With Monsanto

June 7, 2017

… March 2015that glyphosate is carcinogenicin October 2015 associate director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, to the president of the European Commission stating that he had re-examined some raw data of animal studies EFSA used to conclude that glyphosate did not cause cancer, and found eight instances of tumors that EFSA had not included in its assessment. Portier recently retired after 40 years of employment in the United States government and is now a part-time …

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