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Agency Ignored Constitutional Questions About Trump Hotel Lease, Report Finds – The New York Times

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

The agency’s deliberation spanned several months before and after Mr. Trump took office. Fearing public controversy, which might damage the government’s financial interests, the agency did urge that Mr. Trump divest himself of his financial interest in the property in a Jan. 31, 2017, meeting with his oldest sons, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, the report said. After his election, Mr. Trump turned management of the business over to…

Pelosi claims State of the Union could be postponed over security threats; Homeland Security and Secret Service say she’s wrong – Washington Examiner

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has proposed that President Trump postpone his Jan. 29 State of the Union address until after the partial government shutdown ends, arguing that a lack of funding for Homeland Security and U.S. Secret Service agents presents a serious security risk to the White House and Congress. The agencies charged with protecting the nation’s lawmaker, however, are disputing her suggestion that they are unable to perform…

Fox’s Griffin: Was told by diplomat that Syria attack was ‘direct result’ of US pullout decision | TheHill – The Hill

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Fox News national security correspondent Jennifer Griffin reported that a senior foreign diplomat had told the network that the deadly suicide attack on U.S. troops in Syria was a “direct result of the announcement made by President TrumpDonald John TrumpTexas man indicted over allegations he created fraudulent campaign PACs Ocasio-Cortez rips Trump in first House floor speech: ‘It is not normal to shut down the government when we don’t get…

Amid Brexit Chaos, Theresa May’s Government Survives Confidence Vote – NPR

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks Wednesday at the House of Commons in London during a debate before a no-confidence vote raised by opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn. May withstood the challenge to her leadership. Mark Duffy/AP hide caption toggle caption Mark Duffy/AP British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks Wednesday at the House of Commons in London during a debate before a no-confidence vote raised by opposition Labour Party…

ICE almost deported a U.S.-born Marine veteran, says ACLU – NBCNews.com

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

DETROIT — A Marine veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder was held for three days for possible deportation before federal authorities learned that he was a U.S. citizen born in Michigan, lawyers said Wednesday. Jilmar Ramos-Gomez, 27, lives in the Grand Rapids area. He was released on Dec. 17 from a detention center in Calhoun County after personal records were provided to Immigration and Customs Enforcement, according to the American Civil…

Pelosi only gives Trump a bigger audience by canceling State of the Union – Washington Examiner

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

It would be an excellent way to snub any other president, but by calling for President Trump to reschedule the State of the Union, Nancy Pelosi has only given him a bigger stage. It is a remarkable unforced error. Citing national security, and specifically the difficulties facing the Secret Service and Capitol Police amid the government shutdown, House Speaker Pelosi, D-Calif., is asking Trump either to select a later, post-shutdown…

US service members killed in ISIS-claimed attack in Syria – CNN

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

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As Brexit deal goes down in flames, exasperated Europe wonders what the Britons want – The Washington Post

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

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‘Draft Beto’ urges O’Rourke to run with video mimicking his style – CNN

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

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N.J. weather: Wintry mix, 1-4 inches of snow to arrive Thursday. Forecasters tracking weekend storm – NJ.com

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

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UK Labour Party wants a general election — but a second referendum is more likely, MP says – CNBC

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

<!– –> × MENU SEARCH QUOTES Brexit As the world awaits U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s next move after her Brexit deal failed to obtain parliamentary approval, some politicians from the country’s biggest opposition party believe a second referendum is now increasingly likely. “The critical issue is now that she’s been defeated in the House of Commons, what does Theresa May do and I think, there’s only one way she…

Shutdown’s Economic Damage Starts to Pile Up, Threatening an End to Growth – The New York Times

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

On Tuesday, a Federal Reserve Bank of New York survey showed weakening manufacturing activity in the United States, the latest in a line of similar warnings. Economists at JPMorgan Chase called the data an early indication of additional slowing in the sector, adding that the shutdown was probably hurting business sentiment. Michael L. Corbat, the chief executive of Citigroup, told analysts on Monday that “right now, we see the biggest…

Democratic Senator Gillibrand to launch 2020 White House bid – AOL

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, Jan 15 (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand told CBS’ “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” that she would file paperwork on Tuesday night to explore a run for the Democratic presidential nomination in the 2020 election. Colbert, during the taping of an episode that will air on Tuesday night, asked Gillibrand, who has been taking the steps to begin a presidential campaign, if she had anything she would like to…

Barr pledges ‘transparency’ on Mueller report, but questions and loopholes remain – CNN

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

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Doctor allegedly ordered potentially fatal doses of pain medication for near-death patients – NBCNews.com

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

COLUMBUS, Ohio — An intensive care doctor ordered “significantly excessive and potentially fatal” doses of pain medicine for at least 27 near-death patients in the past few years after families asked that lifesaving measures be stopped, an Ohio hospital system announced after being sued by a family alleging an improper dose of fentanyl actively hastened the death of one of those patients. The Columbus-area Mount Carmel Health System acknowledged the…

Pound strengthens after parliamentary defeat leaves Brexit plan in tatters – CNN

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

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McConnell blocks House bill to reopen government for second time | TheHill – The Hill

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

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Gillibrand tells Colbert she’s forming presidential exploratory committee – Fox News

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Video Gillibrand’s expected presidential campaign gets a boost The Democratic senator says President Trump’s tweet effectively accused her of being willing to trade sexual favors for cash; James Rosen has the details for ‘Special Report.’ New York Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand announced during a taping of Stephen Colbert‘s “Late Show” on Tuesday night that she has formed an exploratory committee for a 2020 presidential run, reversing her previous reassurances that she would…

Sen. Mazie Hirono asked William Barr about sexual misconduct – Vox

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

During attorney general nominee William Barr’s confirmation hearing on Tuesday, Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) asked Barr whether he had ever committed sexual misconduct. “Since you became a legal adult, have you ever made unwanted requests for sexual favors or committed any verbal or physical harassment or assault of a sexual nature?” she asked. “No,” said Barr. “Have you ever faced discipline or entered into a settlement related to this kind…

On Her Way Out, UNC Chancellor Orders Removal Of ‘Silent Sam’ Pedestal – NPR

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

In August 2018, law enforcement officials set up a perimeter around the platform that “Silent Sam,” a statue erected to honor Confederate dead, was toppled from. Logan Cyrus/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Logan Cyrus/AFP/Getty Images In August 2018, law enforcement officials set up a perimeter around the platform that “Silent Sam,” a statue erected to honor Confederate dead, was toppled from. Logan Cyrus/AFP/Getty Images Updated at 4:15 p.m. ET…