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White House pressuring House GOP to weaken Russian Federation sanctions bill

Minister of Finance Bill Morneau delivers the federal budget in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Wednesday, March 22, 2017. The Russia penalties are embedded in a broader bill slapping sanctions on Iran. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has offered only lukewarm support for the bill. It's not unusual for an administration to want to assert its power over sanctions, but the situ... [Full Article...]

Democrats Play Blame Game With Pelosi After Georgia Election - To GOP's Glee

Ryan, Pelosi's opponent last fall, said that Pelosi's continued role as the GOP's favorite bogeyman makes it "a heck of a lot harder" for Democrats as they try to notch victories in the GOP-friendly districts they will need to win next year. [Full Article...]

After visit, Ryan says Scalise is 'doing well'

After visit, Ryan says Scalise is 'doing well' The gunman came out of his vehicle with two rifles, a 9 mm handgun and a 7.62 mm caliber SKS rifle. Those injured in the shooting at the Eugene Simpson Stadium Park ballfields in Alexandria, Va., were Louisiana Rep. The congressman is making good progress and has been upgraded from serious to fair condition , MedStar Washington Hospital Center said on Wednesday. [Full Article...]

Pelosi confident of her caucus' support

By contrast, even with record-breaking spending of over $50 million on the race, only 58% of registered voters were motivated to cast a ballot in the special election. " She has been a great leader, but like every leader, time immemorial, it's time for people to know when to go", Rice said. Democratic Rep. Filemon Vela told Politico , "You'd have to be an idiot to think we could win the Hous... [Full Article...]

IHS Markit euro area composite PMI weakens in June

IHS Markit euro area composite PMI weakens in June Eurozone private sector business activity slowed sharply in June but was still running at more than six-year highs , a closely watched survey showed Friday. "The goods-producing sector continued to outperform, with the headline PMI little-changed from May's 73-month record", he said. The index for new orders, which includes both domestic and overseas orders, fell to a preliminary 51.3 from a f... [Full Article...]

Off-duty cop dressed as Batman busts shoplifter taking 'Lego Batman' movie

Off-duty cop dressed as Batman busts shoplifter taking 'Lego Batman' movie CBS Local- Fort Worth police officer Damon Cole chose to donate his time off the clock at a local Walmart dressed as Batman for a children's safety fair when he caught a man attempting to shoplift. "I have an Iron Man mask and a Spider-Man mask in my back windows", Cole said. Cole later posted images of the incident to Twitter. "This was the first time in my 17 years as a police officer that... [Full Article...]

Mexico defeat New Zealand 2-1 — FIFA Confederation Cup

Mexico defeat New Zealand 2-1 — FIFA Confederation Cup Portugal's win came at a cost though, as Borussia Dortmund defender Raphael Guerreiro had to be helped off on 65 minutes with a suspected broken leg. "This team, when they have to sacrifice themselves, they do that". But Russia - with midfielder Alexandr Erokhin on for Shishkin - made a bigger effort in the second half, and Smolov just failed to connect with a cross in a promising position ... [Full Article...]

Trump's putdown of wind energy whips up a backlash in Iowa

Republican leaders in the Senate have been working on a health care plan and are expected to release a draft today. For instance, past year in Iowa he said that, "Wall Street has caused tremendous problems for us". Instead, Handel's victory, in a traditional Republican stronghold that rarely produces a competitive contest, was met with a sigh of relief among the GOP. [Full Article...]

US Strikes on Syrian Jet, Drone Mean 'Open Complicity With Terrorists' - Moscow

US Strikes on Syrian Jet, Drone Mean 'Open Complicity With Terrorists' - Moscow The battle for Rasafa, a key town southwest of the city of Raqqa, triggered clashes with the Kurdish forces and led to the downing of a Syrian fighter jet by a US warplane. The aim is "to ensure that they can't easily be excluded, and that they remain on track to ultimately retake the entirety of the country", Heller said. [Full Article...]

US interrogates detainees in Yemen prisons rife with torture

But Yemeni and USA officials confirmed to AP that Emirati forces send videos of the interrogation sessions to the US military. " We could hear the screams ", a former detainee who was held for six months at Riyan airport told AP. The black sites that the AP uncovered are housed in a variety of locations, including military bases, private villas, and in one case, inside a nightclub. [Full Article...]

Theresa May to outline guarantees for European Union expats in Britain

Theresa May to outline guarantees for European Union expats in Britain Barnier made clear on Tuesday that while there must be a first phase that excludes trade discussions, he does hope that four weeks of monthly negotiating sessions can get him to the point where he can ask European Union leaders in October to let him move on and discuss how the two sides can keep commerce open from 2019. [Full Article...]

Brexit talks to focus on orderly exit

Brexit talks to focus on orderly exit Barnier made clear on Tuesday that while there must be a first phase that excludes trade discussions, he does hope that four weeks of monthly negotiating sessions can get him to the point where he can ask European Union leaders in October to let him move on and discuss how the two sides can keep commerce open from 2019. [Full Article...]

Where is this wave of anti-Trump backlash we were promised?

Kathleen Rice of NY reiterated her call that it was time for Pelosi to step aside . House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi , in particular, has come under fire . Tim Ryan of OH ran against her. Ryan fell well short but garnered dozens of votes, enough to underscore dissatisfaction with Pelosi and with her aging leadership team that has left promising young Democrats with few places to rise. [Full Article...]

Americans Overwhelmingly Disapprove of House Health Care Plan, Poll Says

Americans Overwhelmingly Disapprove of House Health Care Plan, Poll Says Those with private insurance will experience higher premiums and higher deductibles, with lower tax credits for working families, even though their plans might not cover pregnancy, mental health care or even expensive prescriptions, he warned. [Full Article...]

Turkish troops arrive in Qatar for military exercise

When it is becoming obvious that the very objective of Riyadh summit and the so-called IMA was to isolate Iran and now Qatar, Pakistan must seek an immediate withdrawal from that alliance before it is too late. However, the recent Gulf crisis spurred Turkey's government to approve sending troops to Qatar forthwith. "Neighbors are permanent; geography can't be changed. [Full Article...]

Iran's Khamenei ordered missile strikes on Islamic State targets in Syria: Guards

In his testimony, Tillerson also raised the possibility of imposing sanctions on the whole of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Iran's main military force and a major player in the country's economy. The military leader additionally bragged of Iran's ability to flex its military strength in the region. Iranian diplomat Hossein Sheikholeslam further claimed this week that the missile strik... [Full Article...]

Canada prime minister says steel exports not U.S. security threat

Canada prime minister says steel exports not U.S. security threat Twitter not the best method to communicate with fellow Canadians, prime minister said. "There are a lot of politicians who have a deep, invested interest in being right all the time and therefore close themselves off sometimes to facts or evidence or differing opinions. [Full Article...]

Obama Trashes Senate GOP Health Care Bill

The text released Thursday showed the Senate legislation would still make major changes to the nation's health care system, repealing Obamacare's individual mandate , drastically cutting back federal support of Medicaid , eliminating Obamacare's taxes on the wealthy, insurers and others. [Full Article...]

Kushner, Greenblatt met with family of murdered Border Policewoman in Israel

Kushner, Greenblatt met with family of murdered Border Policewoman in Israel Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opposes a return to anything close to Israel's pre-1967 lines, and Israel has settled over 600,000 of its citizens in the West Bank and east Jerusalem to complicate any partition of the land. Jason Greenblatt , Trump's global envoy, arrived on Monday. Trump has made it clear that working toward achieving a lasting peace agreement between the Israelis... [Full Article...]

Trump tweets support for Nancy Pelosi...sort of

Trump tweets support for Nancy Pelosi...sort of With Jaffe addressing issues like single-payer healthcare and President Trump tweeting that he hopes the Democrats keep her , Pelosi's next primary competition could end up being her most challenging election yet. Ossoff and his opponent, Republican Karen Handel - who won the seat on Tuesday evening with 52% of the vote - spent a combined $50 million raised from national De... [Full Article...]


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