More Business Pressure On Firearms Manufacturers

Not unexpected news from Florida: Florida has joined a coalition of major pension funds and investment companies that have adopted a set of principles aimed at encouraging gun manufacturers and retailers to act responsibly. Ash Williams, executive director of the State Board of Administration, which oversees the state pension fund and other investments, said the agreement carries no mandates for gun-related companies. But he said it is designed to raise awareness of issues that could impact the ...
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Eric Trump slams Kellyanne Conway's husband

President Donald Trump's son Eric Trump accused conservative lawyer George Conway, husband to White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, of showing "utter disrespect" to her work with his frequent criticism of the President.
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Manafort tried to broker deal to get Julian Assange to U.S.

President Lenín Moreno of Ecuador *really* wants Julian Assange out of that London embassy. Convicted felon and former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort suggested he could broker a deal for the handover of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to the United States during a meeting in May 2017 with the president-elect of Ecuador. Paul Manafort is reported to have implied to Lenín Moreno, who is now the President of Ecuador, that he could help the South American nation get a debt relief deal fr...
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In swearing-in ceremony, LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva promises new direction for department

During his swearing-in ceremony on Monday, Alex Villanueva, the new sheriff of Los Angeles County, paused for a moment during his remarks as he heard a woman shouting in the audience. “Si se puede,” the woman said, still sitting but chanting and jabbing her fist. “Si se pudo,” he said back in Spanish, pointing at the woman. “Yes, we could.” Cheers from activist groups punctuated the ceremony at East Los Angeles College. The same groups in the past have had few occasions to rejoice in electing a ...
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US farmers more cautious than hopeful after China trade deal

President Donald Trump says American farmers will see immediate benefits from the trade detente with Beijing, but farm belt representatives are still cautious about declaring victory. Trump's comments were followed by White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow, who told a press briefing that he expects Chinese tariffs on US farm goods would be removed "quickly," without elaborating. US soybean exports to China since September 1 have fallen to 339,000 tons from nearly 15 million tons in the year...
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Democrat Praise for Bush Limits ‘Acceptable’ Republican Policy on Guns and More

Democrat praise is calculated to make Republicans embrace “compromise” lest they be smeared as “extremists.” (George H.W. Bush / Facebook) USA – -(Ammoland.com)- “Condolences pour in from New York state, Hudson Valley with passing of former President George H.W. Bush,” the Daily Freeman reports. “U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., said Bush was ‘a fine man and even when he opposed your view, you knew he was doing what he thought was best for America. His yearning for a kinder and gentler natio...
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Where are the drone deliveries? Amazon’s customers are still waiting

Overcoming the regulatory hurdles and safety issues posed by drones appears to be a challenge even for the online retail giant.
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Eric Trump slams Kellyanne Conway's husband for showing 'utter disrespect'

President Donald Trump's son Eric Trump accused conservative lawyer George Conway, husband to White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, of showing "utter disrespect" to her work with his frequent criticism of the President.
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White House corrects top aide on China negotiations timeline

The White House corrected the transcript of a briefing call with National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow Monday, stating that the 90-day clock on trade negotiations with China began December 1, not January 1, as Kudlow told reporters earlier in the day.
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Freshmen House Dems prefer bills over investigations

WASHINGTON (AP) — Forty-six newly elected House Democrats pressed party leaders Monday to focus next year on legislative priorities like health care and infrastructure over investigations of President Donald Trump and his administration. “We must heed the call from our constituents,” the group wrote in a letter to their leadership. The letter demonstrates how the […]
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President Trump arrives at U.S. Capitol to pay respects to former President George H.W. Bush

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Trump arrives at U.S. Capitol to pay respects to former President George H.W. Bush.
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Red Sox accept invitation to visit White House

The Red Sox have accepted an invitation to the White House. Manager Alex Cora says he'll be there despite voicing frustration over President Trump's comments on Puerto Rico. He says he respects the president and will use the visit for good.
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Business briefly: Trump aide calls for end of electric-vehicle subsidies

President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser on Monday said the White House wants to end subsidies for electric vehicle purchases, without saying how it would eliminate the incentives that were created by Congress. Larry Kudlow, director of the White House National Economic Council, told reporters that electric car subsidies “will all end in the near future,” adding 2020 or 2021 when asked for a timeline. He also said no plans are in place to cut off General Motors Co. from federal spending aft...
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Qualcomm says China comment will not revive NXP deal

Qualcomm, the world's biggest smartphone-chip maker, walked away from its agreement to buy NXP in July, after failing to secure Chinese regulatory approval. Qualcomm, headquartered in San Diego, California, and NXP, based in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, needed China’s blessing for their deal because of their presence in that country. After high-stakes talks on Saturday between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Argentina, the White House said in a statement that Chi...
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Mourners Honor George H.W. Bush at Capitol Ceremony

WASHINGTON — George H.W. Bush’s casket was placed in the center of the Capitol Rotunda in a solemn ceremony on Monday evening to honor the 41st president, who died on Friday at 94. Family members, former Bush cabinet members, and senators and representatives gathered to mourn Bush. His son, former President George W. Bush, placed his […]
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Tumblr Bans All Porn

Tumblr is set to become an even safer space, with all porn being banned from the 17th of December onwards. Blogging platform Tumblr is set to ban all pornographic images from the 17th of December as a result of Yahoo!/Verizon’s desire to make a more “welcoming” environment for the site’s community. With some exceptions, all […]
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Mattis ‘Optimistic’ Pentagon Will Get Needed Budget from White House, Democrats

Mattis tells nervous defense industry execs and conservatives at Reagan National Defense Forum he doesn’t expect sharp budget cuts from House Democrats and President Trump.
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Corrected: U.S. wants to end subsidies for electric cars, renewables - White House

(This story corrects from "will end" throughout, to make clear the White House cannot end congressionally mandated subsidies on its own, and adds quote.)
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CIA director to brief Senate leaders on Khashoggi’s death

WASHINGTON (AP) — CIA Director Gina Haspel is headed to Capitol Hill to brief Senate leaders on the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Haspel is set to meet Republican and Democratic Senate leaders on Tuesday, as well as the chairmen and ranking senators on the key national security committees. The visit was confirmed by […]
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Trump Administration Wants To End Subsidies For Electric Cars, Renewables

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Monday that the United States wants to end subsidies for electric cars and other items including renewable energy sources. "Asked about actions planned after General Motors announced U.S. plant closings and layoffs last week, Kudlow said he expected subsidies for buying electric cars will end in 2020 or 2021," reports Reuters. "Kudlow said the Trump administration will end other subsidies, including on 'renewables.'" Read more of this ...
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World Series champ Red Sox accept invitation to White House

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have accepted an invitation to the White House to celebrate their World Series championship. Team President Sam Kennedy says the ballclub is working out a date with the White House. The traditional champions’ visit to Washington has become more politicized, with some teams declining invitations from President Donald […]
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Trump praises witness who refuses to testify against him

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump praised a key witness in the Russia investigation Monday for having the “guts” not to testify against him, and said his former lawyer — who cut a deal with prosecutors — should head straight to prison. In a pair of politically charged tweets, Trump made clear that he is […]
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Feds probe rail, Ige-Green inauguration today, Gabbard stumps in New Hampshire, but coy on presidential plans, preschool kids served Pine-Sol, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Honolulu rail guide-way detail PC:HART Federal inquiry linked to rail. Federal investigators are taking an interest in Hono­lulu’s $9 billion rail project, but it is unclear what has attracted their attention. Star-Advertiser.After winning his re-election bid earlier this month, Gov. David Ige is set to be sworn in for his second term Monday at the rotunda in the state Capitol. Hawaii News Now.Governor David Ige, Lt. Governor-elect Josh Green to be sworn-in Monday. KHON2.Ige will start hi...
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Late president Bush lies in state in Washington

Bush, a decorated World War II fighter pilot and former CIA chief who served as vice president to Ronald Reagan before winning the White House, died Friday at age 94, at his home in Houston. When the rule of law needed defending in the Persian Gulf, he kept us on course," Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell said in the first of several eulogies. McConnell lauded Bush -- who occupied the White House from 1989 to 1993 -- as a patriot who steered the country as straight as he had steered his a...
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US and Mexico talk amid search for agreement on migration

WASHINGTON (AP) — The new foreign minister of Mexico has held talks with U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen as they seek ways to curb the flow of Central American migrants heading north. Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard says he had a “cordial and respectful” meeting with Nielsen. But no agreement was announced following their talks […]
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WSJ: CIA Director Haspel To Brief Senate Leaders On Khashoggi

CIA Director Gina Haspel will brief Senate leaders Tuesday on what is known about the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday, citing unnamed people familiar with the matter. Multiple senators have said that the White House prevented Haspel from briefing them on Khashoggi alongside Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary James Mattis last week. National Security Adviser John Bolton denied that the White House prevented Haspel from briefing ...
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White House seeks to end subsidies for electric cars, renewables

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Monday the Trump administration wants to end subsidies for electric cars and other items, including renewable energy sources.
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Pence eulogizes President George H.W. Bush in Capitol, saying, ‘He never failed to answer the call to serve his country’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pence eulogizes President George H.W. Bush in Capitol, saying, ‘He never failed to answer the call to serve his country’
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White House to meet German auto executives on Tuesday

Top executives of Volkswagen AG and Daimler AG are set to meet senior Trump administration officials on Tuesday, the White House said, as the United States considers slapping tariffs on European-made cars.
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Spain: 2 more Catalan separatists begin prison hunger strike

MADRID (AP) — Two imprisoned members of the Catalonia region’s previous government have joined two secessionist colleagues in a hunger strike to protest what they say is unfair treatment by Spanish courts. Former Catalan infrastructure minister Josep Rull and Joaquim Forn, the ex-interior minister, said in a statement Monday that Spain’s Constitutional Court has blocked […]
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