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The California GOP doesn’t have to be that irrelevant

From across California, the obituaries for the California Republican Party have come thick and fast ever since the November election. After all, the GOP’s onetime national stronghold in Orange County now lacks even a single Republican in Congress. All statewide officeholders also are Democrats, from the governor right through the nominally nonpartisan state school superintendent. Democrats hold majorities of more than two-thirds in both houses of the Legislature, allowing them to pass any tax in...
Tags: Congress, California, Opinion, Barack Obama, Sport, Soccer, Gop, Hillary Clinton, Ami Bera, Orange County, Central Valley, Trump, Democratic, Legislature, San Joaquin Valley, DCCC


Theresa May rules out Norway-style Brexit compromise with Labour

En route to the G20, PM rejects plan B and accuses Labour of wanting to leave country with no dealTheresa May has ruled out any plan B involving a Norway-style compromise deal with the Labour party in order to deliver a parliamentary consensus on Brexit, saying the opposition party’s refusal to accept the backstop arrangement put the UK on a course for no deal.Influential backbenchers, including former Tory minister Nick Boles and Labour’s Stephen Kinnock, have been developing a compromise propo...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, G20, European Union, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, Norway, Tory, Brexit, Stephen Kinnock, Nick Boles, European Economic Area


May to raise Khashoggi killing with Saudi ruler at G20

PM says she wants to see ‘those responsible being held to account’ as she juggles fraught diplomacy with shoring up Brexit deal on world stageTheresa May has said en route to the G20 summit that she plans to raise the killing of Jamal Khashoggi and the situation in Yemen with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.“I am intending to speak with the crown prince of Saudi Arabia. The message that I give will be very clear ... on this issue of Jamal Khashoggi but also on the issue of Yemen,...
Tags: Politics, Saudi Arabia, Americas, G20, European Union, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Argentina, Yemen, Buenos Aires, Brexit, Mohammed bin Salman, Trade Policy, Khashoggi


Sanders: Dems must ‘do the opposite’ of Trump

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Reasserting himself as a leading voice in Democratic politics, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday called on the political party to work harder to convince people of all races, regions and income levels that liberal policies will help them. “Our job is to do exactly the opposite of what Trump is […]
Tags: News, Trump, Sanders, Burlington, Vermont Sen Bernie Sanders, Vt AP, Nation & World Politics


President Trump arrives in Argentina for G-20 gathering after canceling Putin meeting

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — President Trump arrives in Argentina for G-20 gathering after canceling Putin meeting.
Tags: News, Putin, Argentina, Trump, Buenos Aires Argentina, Nation & World Politics


Pennsylvania commits to new voting machines, election audit

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration is settling a vote-counting lawsuit stemming from the 2016 presidential election, in part by affirming a commitment it made previously to push Pennsylvania’s counties to buy voting systems that leave a verifiable paper trail by 2020. Paperwork filed Thursday in federal court in Philadelphia caps a lawsuit […]
Tags: News, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Tom Wolf, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics


Trump asks RNC chair McDaniel to stay in job through 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he has asked Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel to stay in the job through the 2020 election. Trump is tweeting praise for McDaniel, saying she “oversaw history defying gains in the Senate and unprecedented fundraising strength.” Republicans gained two Senate seats in this month’s midterm elections, but […]
Tags: News, Washington, Senate, Ap, Donald Trump, Republican National Committee, Trump, Rnc, McDaniel, Nation & World Politics, Ronna McDaniel


Pending Trump Bump Stock Ban Won’t Satisfy Enemies but Will Alienate Allies

Fine words. What does he think his impending regulatory ban with life-destroying punishments for noncompliance is if not an infringement? (Donlad J. Trump – Facebook photos) USA – -(Ammoland.com)- “Exclusive: Trump administration to announce final bump stock ban,” CNN boasted Wednesday. What was so exclusive about that, aside from sourcing the information to nameless “US officials familiar with the matter” is unclear – everyone watching developments has anticipated this happening soon due to t...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, Obama, White House, US, Cnn, Fbi, Las Vegas, Donald Trump, Trump, Nra, National Rifle Association, ATF, Office of Management and Budget, David Codrea, BATFE


Disaster victims could get tax relief as part of new tax bill; IRS already offering some easier retirement plan access

North Carolina flooding in the wake of extensive hurricane rains. Photo courtesy Federal Emergency Management Agency A bill that would extend some expired tax laws, enact a handful of new ones and correct some errors in last year's tax reform bill is now before the House of Representatives. The extensive and expensive — the Congressional Budget Office estimates it will add another $55 billion to the federal deficit over the next 10 years — measure has a decent chance of clearing the House...
Tags: Texas, Taxes, Senate, White House, Gop, United States, House, House Of Representatives, Ira, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Irs, Rice, Brady, House Senate


Sheryl Sandberg ordered Facebook staff to investigate George Soros after he gave THIS speech (READ IT)

Sheryl Sandberg asked Facebook staff to research George Soros because he gave a speech boldly critical of the social media giant as a “menace,” reports the New York Times tonight. After Davos, "in an email in January to senior communications and policy executives," Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg "asked Facebook's communications staff to research George Soros's financial interests in the wake of his high-profile attacks on tech companies." If she was willing to do this over ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Asia, Europe, Post, Japan, Politics, News, Labor, Putin, North Korea, France, Casinos, China, Germany, Russia


For Democrats considering the White House, a lot of ‘thinking about it’

A look at how potential members of the Democratic presidential primary field navigate questions about the big decision.
Tags: News, White House, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics


Mueller probe questions Ivanka and Don Jr's role in Trump Tower Moscow scheme

Robert Mueller’s investigation into Donald Trump’s plans to build a Trump Tower Moscow has led the Special Counsel to question the role Ivanka and Don Jr played in trying to secure a Russian real estate deal, reports Hunter Walker at Yahoo News. That same deal involved a $50 Million penthouse for Putin. Michael Cohen flipped, this is a big thing, and it may end up being the President's undoing. From the Yahoo News exclusive: Mueller’s interest in the Trump family real estate company’s Russia ...
Tags: Post, News, Putin, Congress, Washington, White House, Russia, Moscow, Argentina, Donald Trump, Trump, Cohen, Eric, Michael Cohen, Ivanka, Ivanka Trump


Trump to meet with several tech CEOs amid rising tensions

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will meet with top executives from Google, Microsoft, Oracle and Qualcomm next week during a White House roundtable that could touch upon some the sticking points in the increasingly prickly relationship between his administration and the technology industry. Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Oracle co-CEO Safra […]
Tags: Google, Business, News, Washington, White House, Ap, Donald Trump, Qualcomm, Trump, Google Microsoft, Safra, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, Sundar Pichai Microsoft, Satya Nadella Oracle


Trump Org. planned to give Vladimir Putin $50 Million penthouse in Trump Tower Moscow

The 2016 plans for Trump Tower Moscow 2016 included giving Russian President Vladimir Putin a $50 million penthouse. Donald Trump’s failed 2016 scheme to open a Trump Tower in Moscow is at the center of a charge unveiled Thursday against the president's former personal attorney Michael Cohen. In court this morning, Cohen pleaded guilty to making false statements to Congress in 2017. He said negotiations over a Moscow Trump Tower project ended in January 2016. We now know that these talks, which...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Congress, White House, Russia, US, Ukraine, Moscow, Kremlin, Republican, Donald Trump, Trump, Rnc


Weekly Primer: Energy Regulator Nominee Worried About ‘Tyranny’ Of ‘Green Movement’

Following a devastating report from the Miami Herald on the sweetheart deal his then-office gave to hedge fund manager and alleged serial sexual offender Jeffrey Epstein, Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta is reportedly out of the running to be President Donald Trump’s next secretary of state, though he apparently didn’t have much of a chance to begin with. The multi-part report visualizes Epstein’s connections to legal, political and, in at least one case, literal royalty — that is, Prince Andre...
Tags: Apple, Cook, News, Washington Post, Senate, White House, General Motors, Hillary Clinton, Idaho, Tim Cook, Donald Trump, Abc News, Clinton, Trump, Fed, Wilder


A Wistful Bipartisan Summit in Houston

James Baker is still sharp at 88, and Barack Obama is a mere 57, but you couldn’t help feeling that the current climate had left them, and their audience of political moderates, out in the cold.
Tags: News, Obama, Barack Obama, United States, Houston, Barack, Jon, Rice University, James Baker, Meacham, United States Politics and Government, Houston (Tex


Alt-right activist handcuffs herself to Twitter NYC office after being banned [Update]: She’s been freed from her handcuffs

I love Twitter. Earlier today I wrote about the joy of reading a debate, between some of the finest minds in the field of AI, held entirely via Tweet. Now I’m watching conspiracy theorist and – as is the opinion of the author and not necessarily his employer – outright lunatic Laura Loomer, live on Twitter. She’s locked herself to the company’s offices in the most ironic protest against free-speech infringement I’ve ever seen. Laura Loomer is so mad she was suspended from Twitter that she has ha...
Tags: Startups, Twitter, Politics, Opinion, Distract, Laura Loomer, Twitter NYC


Alt-right activist handcuffs herself to Twitter NYC office after being banned

I love Twitter. Earlier today I wrote about the joy of reading a debate, between some of the finest minds in the field of AI, held entirely via Tweet. Now I’m watching conspiracy theorist and – as is the opinion of the author and not necessarily his employer – outright lunatic Laura Loomer, live on Twitter. She’s locked herself to the company’s offices in the most ironic protest against free-speech infringement I’ve ever seen. Laura Loomer is so mad she was suspended from Twitter that she has ha...
Tags: Startups, Twitter, Politics, Opinion, Distract, Laura Loomer, Twitter NYC


White House to hold roundtable with tech executives on innovation

The Trump administration, which has had sometimes strained relations with high-technology companies, will meet with top tech executives next week to discuss innovation and future jobs, several companies attending and a White House official said on Thursday.
Tags: Money, White House, businessNews, Trump


Senator Tim Scott Sinks Thomas Farr’s Judicial Nomination Amid Racial Controversy

It was the second time that Mr. Scott, the lone black Republican senator, had brought down a White House judicial nominee who was seen as insensitive or hostile to African-Americans.
Tags: Elections, News, White House, Love, Mia, Blacks, Scott, United States Politics and Government, Courts and the Judiciary, Race and Ethnicity, Timothy Eugene, Tim Scott Sinks Thomas Farr


Trump Defenders Downplay New Cohen Plea: It’s Just Perjury!

No collusion! The White House’s closest allies in Congress and the media are leaning on President Trump’s go-to line in downplaying Thursday’s news that Michael Cohen has entered into a plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller. Ignoring the meat of the development—that Cohen admitted he was working on a deal for the Trump Organization to develop a project in Moscow in the middle of Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign—Trump’s defenders have claimed that Mueller is forced to prosecute false...
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, White House, Russia, Fbi, Fox, Harvard, United States, House, Moscow, Argentina, Manhattan, Graham, Capitol Hill, Breitbart News


White House gives states a roadmap for weakening Obamacare

The Trump administration is laying out for states how they can use their sweeping new powers to overhaul -- and likely undermine -- Obamacare.
Tags: News, White House, Stories, Trump


Senators consider sentencing bill tweaks to satisfy sheriffs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators are considering changes to criminal justice legislation to appease Republicans and law enforcement groups as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell weighs whether to bring the bipartisan legislation up for a vote before the end of the year. Texas Sen. John Cornyn, the No. 2 Republican in the Senate, said Thursday that […]
Tags: Texas, News, Washington, Senate, Ap, Mitch McConnell, John Cornyn, Nation & World Politics


Farm-bill deal scraps new work requirements for food stamps

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan deal on the multi-billion dollar farm bill would scrap new work requirements for some older food stamp recipients — rejecting a plan backed by House Republicans and President Donald Trump. Lawmakers expect to vote next week on the tentative deal, announced Thursday by House and Senate negotiators. Democrats and many […]
Tags: Business, News, Washington, Senate, Ap, House, Donald Trump, Nation & World Politics


Senate, House reach deal on long-awaited farm bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — House and Senate negotiators have reached a deal on the multibillion-dollar farm bill after months of contentious talks. The tentative deal scraps a plan backed by House Republicans and President Donald Trump that would have added new work requirements for some food stamp recipients. Lawmakers expect to vote on the bill next […]
Tags: Business, News, Washington, Senate, Ap, House, Donald Trump, Senate House, Nation & World Politics


May to promote Brexit trade opportunities at fraught G20 summit

PM will hold up to six bilateral meetings with world leaders in Buenos AiresTheresa May will attempt to rescue the international reputation of her Brexit deal at the G20 summit in Argentina on Friday, where she will also have to navigate a fraught diplomatic atmosphere with Saudi and Russian leaders.During the two-day summit in Buenos Aires, May will hold up to six bilateral meetings with world leaders, but not with Donald Trump, who has been critical of her Brexit deal and its limitations regar...
Tags: Politics, Americas, G20, European Union, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Argentina, Donald Trump, Buenos Aires, Brexit, Trade Policy, Buenos AiresTheresa May


Ex-FBI director Comey challenges House subpoena in court

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former FBI director James Comey has challenged in court a subpoena from the House of Representatives. Lawyers for Comey argued in a court filing Thursday that he shouldn’t have to appear for a closed-door interview with lawmakers next week. The Republican-led House Judiciary Committee subpoenaed Comey earlier this month to answer questions […]
Tags: News, Washington, Ap, Fbi, House, James Comey, House Judiciary Committee, Comey, Nation & World Politics, House of Representatives Lawyers


The Secret Service Is Testing Facial Recognition At The White House

The test also captures part of the street outside.
Tags: White House, Tech


German car bosses finalising White House meeting next week

Top executives from German carmakers Volkswagen , BMW and Daimler are finalising plans for a White House meeting on trade policy next week, German and U.S. officials said on Thursday.
Tags: Money, White House, businessNews, Daimler, Volkswagen BMW


Trump, Pelosi spark a new power relationship in Washington

WASHINGTON (AP) — They haven’t spoken in days, not since President Donald Trump called to congratulate Nancy Pelosi on Democrats’ election night win. But they don’t really need to. Trump and Pelosi go way back, from the time she first showed up at Trump Tower fundraising for the Democrats long before he would become president […]
Tags: News, Washington, Ap, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Trump, Trump Tower, Pelosi, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, Trump Pelosi



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