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Spokesman: Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush dies at age 94

DALLAS (AP) — Spokesman: Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush dies at age 94.
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6 White House officials found in violation of the Hatch Act

Six White House officials have violated the Hatch Act, according to a letter from the Office of the Special Counsel to Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington Executive Director Noah Bookbinder.
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4 Things to Know About the History of NAFTA, as Trump Takes Another Step Toward Replacing It

The debate over NAFTA evolved in the 25 years between when Clinton signed the free-trade pact and Trump began trying to end it
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Elections supervisor suspended following recount problems

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — An embattled county elections official at the center of Florida’s recall has been suspended. Gov. Rick Scott issued an executive order Friday immediately suspending Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes from office for misfeasance, incompetence and neglect of duty. Snipes has been the top elections official in the south Florida […]
Tags: Florida, News, Ap, Broward County, Rick Scott, TALLAHASSEE Fla, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, Snipes, Brenda Snipes


Trump administration vows to prosecute migrants in future

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump administration officials vowed Friday to address some of issues that forced them to decide against criminally prosecuting any of the 42 members of a Central American migrant caravan arrested last weekend who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally during a chaotic clash with Border Patrol agents. Immigration officials often deport people who […]
Tags: News, Washington, Mexico, Ap, Trump, Nation & World Politics


Justice lawyers try, again, to stop Trump’s records release

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Department lawyers appeared to be challenging a Maryland federal judge’s decision to allow a case against President Donald Trump to move forward. The filing late Friday afternoon, however, was merely a notice to the court. It comes as U.S. District Court Judge Peter J. Messitte is poised to allow the subpoenas […]
Tags: News, Maryland, Washington, Ap, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump, U S District Court, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, Peter J Messitte


Dem defeated in Mississippi US Senate race could run in 2020

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Democrat who lost a contentious U.S. Senate runoff in Mississippi this week is preparing to run again in two years. A document filed with the Federal Election Commission on Friday creates a “Mike Espy for Senate Campaign Committee” for 2020. The form was electronically signed by Espy, and an official […]
Tags: News, Mississippi, Senate, Ap, Federal Election Commission, ESPY, Jackson Miss, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, Mike Espy, Mississippi US Senate, Senate Campaign Committee


Train British workers to fill labour gaps, May tells UK firms

PM indicates there will be no softening of plans to clamp down on low-skilled migrationBritish firms struggling to fill low-skilled jobs should be training British workers to plug the gaps rather than relying on immigration, Theresa May has said.A cabinet rift over the lack of provision for low-skilled labour in a future immigration policy is believed to be among the reasons for an apparent delay in the publication of the immigration white paper. Continue reading...
Tags: Business, Politics, UK, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Theresa May


UK may never recover £1.2bn invested in EU Galileo satellite system

British armed forces will not get access to Galileo, a rival to the US GPS system, after BrexitThe UK may never claw back £1.2bn of investment in Galileo, the EU’s satellite navigation system, as Theresa May officially pulled the plug on UK defence and security participation in the system after Brexit.Galileo, developed as a rival to the US GPS system, is due to be launched in 2020 with civilian and military variants. The UK’s continued involvement, given the extent of British funding of the sys...
Tags: Europe, Space, Politics, UK, Science, Technology, US, Eu, European Union, UK News, Theresa May, Satellites, Gps, Brexit, Galileo, EU Galileo


House Democrats say Whitaker will testify in January

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats say acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker will testify before the House Judiciary Committee in January. Democratic Reps. Jerrold Nadler of New York and Elijah Cummings of Maryland say they spoke to Whitaker Friday and he agreed to testify “at a mutually agreeable date.” Nadler is expected head the Judiciary panel and […]
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Ex-US official admits part in multimillion-dollar conspiracy

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Justice Department official has admitted his role in a multimillion-dollar effort to try to get the United States to drop its investigation into a money laundering and bribery scheme that pilfered billions from a Malaysian investment fund. George Higginbotham pleaded guilty Friday in Washington. Prosecutors say he was part of […]
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Lorraine O’Grady’s “From Me to Them to Me Again” at SCAD

"I realize now, most of my work is an argument against Western civilization."
Tags: Art, Politics, Design, Film, Interviews, Culture, Artists, Exhibitions, Galleries, Art Shows, SCAD, Savannah College of Art and Design, Lorraine O'Grady, Text Art


May urges Saudi prince to cooperate with Khashoggi investigation

PM urges Bin Salman at G20 to take action over incident and to seek a solution to the war in YemenTheresa May declined to discuss trade with Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, when the pair met face to face at the G20 summit, raising instead the conflict in Yemen and the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.May’s spokesman said that she stressed the need for Saudi Arabia to “take action to build confidence that such a deplorable incident could not happen again” when speaking about the murde...
Tags: Politics, UK, Vladimir Putin, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, G20, UK News, World news, Turkey, Middle East and North Africa, Theresa May, Downing Street, Yemen, Donald Trump, Istanbul, Mohammed bin Salman


Dear Mr. President …

Trump should extend another White House invitation to the Super Bowl champs to talk criminal-justice reform
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Sanders Institute gathering a pep rally for liberal ideas

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Supporters of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders were in Burlington on Friday as part of a three-day pep rally for many of the policy issues, such as universal health care, protecting the environment and economic and criminal justice reform, that defined the Vermont independent during his 2016 run for the presidency. In […]
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O’Rourke gets New Hampshire invite as 2020 buzz grows

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The New Hampshire Young Democrats have invited Rep. Beto O’Rourke to the home of the nation’s first presidential primary amid heightened buzz the Texan could run for the White House after narrowly losing his state’s Senate race. The invitation arrived Nov. 10. Democrats in Iowa, whose caucuses kick off presidential voting, […]
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Chris Dodd’s Compensation in Final Year at MPAA Was $3.9 Million

WASHINGTON — Chris Dodd collected $3.4 million in base salary and bonus in his final year at the MPAA, and almost $500,000 in additional compensation, according to newly released documents submitted to the IRS. Dodd, the MPAA’s former chairman and CEO, who left the organization at the end of 2017, had base compensation of $3,164,703 […]
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Senate intelligence chair says Cohen plea sends message

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The chairman of the Senate committee that President Donald Trump’s former lawyer admitted lying to said Friday that Michael Cohen’s guilty plea sends a message that “if you lie to us, we’re going to catch you.” Republican Sen. Richard Burr issued the warning a day after Cohen confessed that he lied […]
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US officials say troops at Mexico border to be cut from 5,600 to about 4,000, deployment extended through end of January

WASHINGTON (AP) — US officials say troops at Mexico border to be cut from 5,600 to about 4,000, deployment extended through end of January.
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Romanian president calls for a democratic, European country

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania’s president has called on citizens to build a “democratic and European” future for the country on the eve of its centenary. Klaus Iohannis spoke Friday evening at a reception attended by ministers and former presidents to mark 100 years since Romania became a modern-day state. He appealed for democracy and […]
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SNP and Lib Dems back Benn amendment to prevent no-deal Brexit

Parties join Labour and Tory rebels in amendment rejecting May’s deal and giving MPs a say on next step Theresa May’s plans to get her Brexit deal through parliament ran into fresh difficulties on Friday as it emerged that a “no to no deal” amendment submitted by Labour’s Hilary Benn with the support of two Tories had won the backing of the SNP and Lib Dems.Joanna Cherry, an SNP frontbench MP, said her party’s 35 MPs would support Benn’s “excellent” amendment, which rejects both May’s deal and a...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, Liberal Democrats, SNP, Tories, Hilary Benn, Article 50, Brexit, Benn, Joanna Cherry, Scottish National party (SNP


Another court nixes Trump push to cut ‘sanctuary city’ funds

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge says the Trump administration can’t withhold over $29 million from six states and New York City in a clash over their immigration policies as so-called “sanctuary” jurisdictions. Friday’s decision involves Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Virginia and Washington state, and the state and city of New York. […]
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Trump, Ivanka And Mnuchin ‘Exchanged Pleasantries’ With Saudi Crown Prince

President Donald Trump, along with his daughter Ivanka Trump and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin greeted the Saudi crown prince at the G-20 summit on Friday. According to the White House they only “exchanged pleasantries,” and the President said they had “no discussion.” “We had no discussion. We might, but we had none,” Trump told reporters following the exchange. Global leaders’ interactions with Mohammad Bin Salman have been watched with intense scrutiny at the G-20 this week following t...
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US to keep about 4,000 troops at border through January

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of U.S. active duty troops at the southern border will drop from 5,600 to about 4,000, and their deployment will be extended through the end of January, under a new request from Homeland Security, U.S. officials said Friday. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is traveling and has not yet approved the […]
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There Will Be Blood-Red Trees

First Lady Melania Trump has defended this year’s White House stark tidings.
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In GM country, workers aren’t abandoning Trump – so far

LORDSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Since General Motors announced its decision this week to shut down its hulking Lordstown plant — the anchor of this northeast Ohio town — workers on the line have had nothing but questions. Will they have jobs come spring? Should they put in for transfers and move their families to Texas […]
Tags: Business, Texas, News, General Motors, Ap, Gm, Ohio, Trump, Lordstown, Lordstown Ohio, Nation & World Politics


White House staffers admonished for posting political tweets

WASHINGTON (AP) — Six former and current White House staffers are being reprimanded for posting political tweets, such as the Trump campaign slogan “Make America Great Again,” on Twitter accounts they use for government business. The U.S. Office of Special Counsel has sent warning letters to the six warning them that their tweets violated the […]
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Democratic sweep in California raises GOP suspicion

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A combination of recent changes in California’s election rules have lengthened the ballot-counting process and upended traditional voting patterns in a year that Democrats captured a string of U.S. House seats in the state. Suspicious Republicans have pointed a finger at the state’s dominant Democratic Party, suggesting the changes intentionally left […]
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‘Angel Has Fallen’ Release Date Will Fall In Summer 2019

Gerard Butler‘s violent Secret Service Agent Mike Banning will return yet again in Angel Has Fallen, the third film in the inexplicable franchise launched by Die Hard-rip-off Olympus Has Fallen. The action pic now has an official release date set in the summer of 2019, so get ready for more implausible mayhem as Butler blows stuff up all in the name of the United States of America. You want it, you got it: Angel Has Fallen will crash into theaters August 23, 2019. The latest adventure of Mik...
Tags: London, Movies, White House, United States, Sequels, Channing Tatum, Olympus, Morgan-Freeman, Jamie Foxx, Gerard-Butler, Roland Emmerich, United States of America, Butler, Freeman, Mike Banning, Tim Blake Nelson


Advocacy Group Sues for Documents on Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey Tweak

PEER accuses the White House of demanding a change to “senior leaders” definition to prevent workers from criticizing Trump appointees.
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