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What’s the big deal about Huawei?

The arrest of a Chinese tech executive in Canada this month has quickly become a focal point in a wider battle between the U.S. and China over trade, national security and trust in the age of globalization.
Tags: Technology, News, China, International Trade, World, Canada, Nation, Huawei, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics


Are Harris and Garcetti made out of Teflon or Velcro?

Every politician who manages to stay in office for a decent length of time has her or his share of bad news cycles.  Politics, like life, isn’t always a bowl of cherries, and the key to longevity is being able the weather the storm when things get rough. Successful politicians are able to navigate through choppy waters; unsuccessful ones might as well be on the Costa Concordia. In 1983, Colorado Congresswoman Patricia Schroeder took to the floor of the House of Representatives to excoriate Presi...
Tags: New York, Colorado, California, Opinion, Senate, White House, Politico, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Reagan, Sport, Soccer, Ronald Reagan, House, House Of Representatives, Telegraph


May survives confidence vote with a majority of 83 – as it happened

Prime minister defeats leadership challenge after Conservative MPs vote to back her by 200 to 117Full report: Theresa May defeats Brexit leadership challenge Inside the vote: how May saw off challenge for nowEU leaders welcome May win but don’t give ground on deal 2.06am GMT Folks, we’re going to call it a night and wrap up this blog.For the night shift workers and insomniacs among you, don’t worry, I’ll be back with a fresh blog in just a few hours (about 5:30am) as we look ahead to what ne...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Britain, Theresa May, House Of Commons, Brussels, Pmqs, Article 50, Brexit


Theresa May defeats Tory coup over Brexit deal but is left damaged

More than a third of MPs vote no confidence in leader but PM says victory gives party ‘renewed mission’Theresa May has won the backing of her party to stay on as prime minister – but more than a third of Conservative MPs voted against her, underscoring the uphill battle she faces in getting her Brexit deal through parliament.Tory MPs rejected a no-confidence motion in the embattled prime minister’s leadership by 200 votes to 117 on Wednesday night, after a swift contest that exposed the bitter s...
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Theresa May survives confidence vote with a majority of 83 – as it happened

Prime minister defeats leadership challenge after Conservative MPs vote to back her by 200 to 117Full report: May defeats leadership challenge Inside the vote: how May saw off challenge for nowEU leaders welcome May win but don’t give ground on deal 2.06am GMT Folks, we’re going to call it a night and wrap up this blog.For the night shift workers and insomniacs among you, don’t worry, I’ll be back with a fresh blog in just a few hours (about 5:30am) as we look ahead to what next for Theresa ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Britain, Theresa May, House Of Commons, Brussels, Pmqs, Article 50, Brexit


Mexican president says he and Trump discussed joint program on migration

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador spoke by telephone with U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday and discussed the issue of migration, he said in a tweet. The two leaders discussed the possibility of creating a joint program for development and job creation in Central America and Mexico, Lopez Obrador said. The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Tags: News, Mexico, White House, Donald Trump, Central America, Trump, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Lopez Obrador


Trump hints he’d intervene in case of Chinese telecom executive detained in Canada

WASHINGTON — When President Donald Trump said in an interview this week that he was willing to intercede in the case of a Chinese telecom executive facing extradition to the United States if it helped achieve “the largest trade deal ever made,” it was a clear signal that his White House saw no problem intervening […]
Tags: Technology, News, Washington, White House, International Trade, World, Canada, Nation, United States, Donald Trump, Trump, Nation & World Politics


Lawmaker arrested for child cruelty says he spanked daughter

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California lawmaker arrested on suspicion of child cruelty said Wednesday the allegation stemmed from spanking his 7-year-old daughter. Democratic Assemblyman Joaquin Arambula said he spanked his daughter Sunday night and it’s a punishment tool he rarely uses, the Fresno Bee newspaper reported . He said he has no plans to […]
Tags: News, California, Fresno, Ap, Sacramento Calif, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, Joaquin Arambula


Cohen takeaways: As Trump's former lawyer heads to prison, political and legal implications grow for White House

Michael Cohen's 3-year prison sentence and the detailed description of his crimes will be difficult for the Trump White House to dismiss.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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President Trump To Use Huawei CFO As a Bargaining Chip

hackingbear shares a report from Politico, adding: "This fuels the suspicion that the Chinese executive is held as a hostage for the ongoing trade negotiation with China." From the report: President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he reserved the right to weigh in on the Justice Department's case against the CFO of Huawei, if it would help him close a trade deal with Beijing or would serve other American national security interests. "If I think it's good for what will be certainly the largest ...
Tags: White House, China, Politico, Tech, Iran, Beijing, Canada, Xi Jinping, Vancouver, Donald Trump, Huawei, Justice Department, Trump, British Columbia Read, Meng, Reuters Trump


Weather agency chief: I’ve never briefed Trump on warming

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the government agency that monitors climate change says that in nearly two years he has never discussed the issue with President Donald Trump. Acting National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration chief Adm. Timothy Gallaudet said in a press conference at a scientific meeting this week, “I personally have not briefed […]
Tags: Science, News, Washington, Ap, Donald Trump, Trump, Atmospheric Administration, Nation & World Politics, Adm Timothy Gallaudet


FCC decision deals blow to California’s proposal to tax text messages

A federal regulatory ruling Wednesday aimed at protecting consumers from text-messaging spam may also help California mobile phone users avoid a proposed state texting tax. The California Public Utilities Commission has proposed a surcharge on text messaging to help cover its growing budget for programs that help make phone service accessible to the poor, with a vote scheduled for Jan. 10. But the proposal — first reported Tuesday by the (San Jose) Mercury News — has drawn fast and fierce critic...
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Opinion: Cohen's fate is decided -- and it may determine Trump's

Judge William Pauley sentenced Michael Cohen to three years in prison on Wednesday, marking the end of a stunning rise and fall for President Donald Trump's former longtime personal attorney. Cohen went from knockaround New York City lawyer to hardball enforcer for an avaricious real estate mogul. He then ascended to consigliere for a presidential campaign that pulled off one of the most unlikely political upsets in history, before becoming an influential presence in the inner sanctum of the Whi...
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Cohen may determine Trump's fate

Judge William Pauley sentenced Michael Cohen to three years in prison on Wednesday, marking the end of a stunning rise and fall for President Donald Trump's former longtime personal attorney. Cohen went from knockaround New York City lawyer to hardball enforcer for an avaricious real estate mogul. He then ascended to consigliere for a presidential campaign that pulled off one of the most unlikely political upsets in history, before becoming an influential presence in the inner sanctum of the Whi...
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Nancy Pelosi says she’ll serve no more than four years as speaker, all but ensuring she’ll be elected to post in January

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nancy Pelosi says she’ll serve no more than four years as speaker, all but ensuring she’ll be elected to post in January.
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Julian Castro starts 2020 exploratory committee

Former Obama Cabinet member Julian Castro says he is launching a presidential exploratory committee ahead of a likely White House run in 2020. (Dec. 12)            [Author: AP]
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Why 10pm on Christmas Eve (or Christmas Day) could be deadly 

The risk of having a heart attack peaks at 10pm on Christmas Eve, scientists have found, suggesting that stress, sadness and over-indulgence during the festive season can be deadly. Swedish researchers trawled through the details of 283,000 heart attacks reported in Sweden between 1998 and 2013 to find out what days were the most lethal. On an average day, 50 heart attacks were recorded, but on Christmas Eve the number jumped to 69, a 37 per cent increase, with incidents clustering around 10pm, ...
Tags: Science, Sweden, White House, Britain, Winston Churchill, David Erlinge


Cohen takeways: As Trump's former lawyer heads to prison, political and legal implications grow for White House

Michael Cohen's 3-year prison sentence and the detailed description of his crimes will be difficult for the Trump White House to dismiss.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, White House, Usa Today, Trump, Cohen, Michael Cohen, Trump White House


Trump Tells Hardliner Mark Meadows He Won’t Be Chief Of Staff

President Trump has decided against making hardline conservative Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) his chief of staff, leaving the top White House role in flux. “Congressman Mark Meadows is a great friend to President Trump and is doing an incredible job in Congress. The President told him we need him in Congress so he can continue the great work he is doing there,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement to TPM. Meadows, a leader of the hardline House Freedom Caucus, had been one...
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Russia, Dc, Wall Street Journal, John Kelly, Trump, Mike Pence, Kelly, House Freedom Caucus, White House Press, Mark Meadows, Robert Mueller, Mark Meadows R NC, Cameron Joseph


Theresa May survives confidence vote with a majority of 83 – Politics live

Prime minister defeats leadership challenge after Conservative MPs vote to back her by 200 to 117Full report: May defeats leadership challenge Inside the vote: how May saw off challenge for nowEU leaders welcome May win but don’t give ground on deal 10.24pm GMT A minor point but one that’s been getting a bit of attention today and which Jacob Rees-Mogg has sought to clarify: His use of the phrase ‘on the payroll’ in reference to his government colleagues is not, he says, perjorative. He told...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, House Of Commons, Sky News, Pmqs, Article 50, Brexit, Rory Stewart, Jacob Rees Mogg


House, Senate reach agreement on anti-sexual harassment bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — House and Senate negotiators have reached an agreement on legislation to overhaul the process for handling sexual misconduct allegations in Congress. Republican Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri and Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota announced the agreement Wednesday. The push for the legislation took on new urgency in the past year, as […]
Tags: News, Minnesota, Washington, Senate, Ap, House, Amy Klobuchar, House Senate, Nation & World Politics, Congress Republican Sen Roy Blunt of Missouri


LA not lowering bar for campaign matching funds far enough, critics say

Los Angeles City Council president Herb Wesson, seen above, said he wants the new campaign finance laws to be on the books by the time Valley voters are set to pick a successor to outgoing Councilman Mitchell Englander. (File photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) LOS ANGELES — Major changes lowering the bar for what is required of candidates to receive taxpayer matching campaign funds were unanimously approved Wednesday by the Los Angeles City Council. If Mayor Eric Garcetti signs...
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Panel considers overhaul of antiquated Georgia voting system

MACON, Ga. (AP) — A commission considering a replacement for Georgia’s antiquated voting system plans to hold a last meeting in January before finalizing recommendations to lawmakers. The Secure, Accessible and Fair Elections Commission discussed different voting systems Wednesday and the criteria members must consider in making recommendations. Election security experts warned the electronic touchscreen […]
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Trump boosts tax break that's attracted Kushner and other wealthy investors

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday establishing the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council, designed to boost investment in low-income communities via a tax break passed last year.
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White House boosts tax break that's attracted Kushner, Scaramucci and other wealthy investors

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday establishing the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council, designed to boost investment in low-income communities via a tax break passed last year.
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Meadows out of running for chief of staff

President Donald Trump is no longer considering one of his top congressional allies, Rep. Mark Meadows, to become his next White House chief of staff, the White House confirmed on Wednesday.
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Trump says Meadows needed in Congress, won’t be next chief

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump has told Rep. Mark Meadows that he’s needed in Congress and won’t be Trump’s next chief of staff. Press secretary Sarah Sanders says Trump spoke Wednesday with the North Carolina Republican. She says, “The President told him we need him in Congress so he can […]
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The Striking Similarities Between Why Trump’s and Nixon’s Personal Lawyers Were Sent to Prison

Herbert Kalmbach was sentenced to up to 18 months in prison
Tags: Politics, News, Uncategorized, Trump, Nixon, Herbert Kalmbach


Pelosi, foes seem near deal likely paving her way to speaker

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Nancy Pelosi and fellow Democrats who had tried derailing her effort to become House speaker seemed on the verge of an agreement that would all but ensure her election to the post, aides said Wednesday. Assuming the accord is completed, Pelosi would seem to have a clear path to becoming the […]
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