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Fed rate hikes are extremely rare when stocks are this beat up

The S&P 500 index is down over the last three, six and 12 months, a backdrop that has accompanied just two of 76 rate increases since1980.
Tags: Business, News, Markets, Economy, Fed, Nation & World Politics


T-Mobile wins U.S. security approval for Sprint deal, sources Say

The approval moves the No. 3 and No. 4 wireless providers in the U.S. closer to consummating their $26.5 billion tie-up
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Sprint, Nation & World Politics


Family of a boy on life support is trying to get an expedited visa for mother to see him

The mother of a 2-year-old boy on life support in an Oakland hospital cannot see her son because of the White House's travel ban, according to the Council on American-Islamic Relations' Sacramento Valley chapter.
Tags: News, White House, Stories, Oakland, Council on American Islamic Relations, Sacramento Valley


Travel ban is keeping a mom from seeing her dying 2-year-old, group says

The mother of a 2-year-old boy on life support in an Oakland hospital cannot see her son because of the White House's travel ban, according to the Council on American-Islamic Relations' Sacramento Valley chapter.
Tags: News, White House, Stories, Oakland, Council on American Islamic Relations, Sacramento Valley


Labour and Tories clash over call for confidence vote

Opposition say No 10 is ‘running scared’, but Conservatives accuse Corbyn of ‘bottling it’Labour and the Conservatives were embroiled in a high-stakes row over whether to stage an immediate vote of no confidence in the government after the opposition chose not to table a binding vote on the issue on Monday night.The opposition accused Downing Street of “running scared” because it had refused to allow time to debate an alternative, non-binding no-confidence vote in Theresa May as prime minister. ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, House Of Commons, Article 50, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, Corbyn


Robert Mueller was target of Russian infowar, Senate report reveals

After Donald Trump was sworn in as President, Russia's information warfare teams focused on a new target: special counsel Robert Mueller. Russia worked to help get Trump into the White House, and they've been working ever since to attack the biggest threat to Trump's power, which Mueller represents. More at the Washington Post: The Russian operatives unloaded on Mueller through fake accounts on Facebook, Twitter and beyond, falsely claiming that the former FBI director was corrupt and that ...
Tags: Post, News, Putin, Washington Post, Senate, White House, Russia, Fbi, Donald Trump, The Washington Post, Senate Intelligence Committee, Trump, Facebook Twitter, Mueller, Robert Mueller, Picks


Washington careens toward government shutdown with no deal in sight

An intensifying spending standoff sent US lawmakers scrambling Monday to avert a partial government shutdown, with Republican and Democratic leaders deadlocked over President Donald Trump's demands for border wall funding. As Washington barreled toward a shuttering of key federal agencies in just four days, the White House appeared dug in on Trump's call for Congress to budget $5 billion in 2019 to fund a wall on the US-Mexico border that he insists will check illegal immigration. If no breakt...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, White House, US, Donald Trump, Trump, US Capitol


Lawmakers revisit worker protections for off duty pot use

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon lawmakers will consider making it illegal for businesses to fire employees who flunk drug tests for using marijuana off the clock, reviving a workers’ rights campaign that failed in the statehouse last year. The Statesman Journal reports that a proposed bill would also change state law to protect job seekers […]
Tags: News, Oregon, SALEM Ore AP, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, The Statesman Journal


Mueller releases memo on Michael Flynn interview, on eve of #Flynn sentencing

Flynn pleaded guilty to multiple federal charges, and is set to be sentenced on Tuesday. On the eve of former Trump aide Michael Flynn's sentencing on felony charges, special counsel Robert Mueller has released a January 2017 FBI memo that details an interview with Flynn by agent Peter Strzok and another FBI agent. Here is a PDF copy shared by USA Today. In the interview described in the SCO memo, Flynn --President Donald Trump's national security adviser at the time -- lied about his contact ...
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READ: FBI Notes From Pivotal Interview With Mike Flynn At The White House

During his fateful interview with FBI agents at the White House in January 2017, then-National Security Advisor Mike Flynn was given numerous opportunities to describe his prior conversations with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, according to new FBI interview notes released Monday. In each instance, Flynn denied that he had spoken to Kislyak about Russian sanctions or a pending UN resolution on Israel. Flynn pleaded guilty guilty last December to lying to the FBI agents about those convers...
Tags: News, Washington, White House, Fbi, Un, David Kurtz, Flynn, Mike Flynn, Robert Mueller, Kislyak, Sergey Kislyak, Muckraker, Israel Flynn


Brexit: confusion reigns over Corbyn’s call for confidence vote – as it happened

Labour leader tables motion saying the house has no confidence in the PM because of failure to hold a meaningful vote immediatelyTheresa May pushes forward £2bn no-deal Brexit preparationsWhere cabinet ministers stand on May’s Brexit dealDowning Street lobby briefing – summaryLunchtime summaryMay’s opening statement to MPs - summaryAfternoon summary 12.17am GMT Labour and the Conservatives were embroiled in a high-stakes row over whether to stage an immediate vote of no confidence in Theresa...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Labour, House Of Commons, Westminster, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, Corbyn


New Effort to Draft Sen. Sherrod Brown to Run for President

There’s a new effort afoot to try to draft U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown to run for president. Democratic Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley is one of the chairs of a committee circulating a national petition to convince Brown to run for president in 2020. Whaley says Brown would bring a needed change to the White House. “We need a president who pays attention to people who work everyday.” Brown was re-elected to his third term in the U.S. Senate last month by just under seven points, defeating one of Preside...
Tags: White House, Ohio, Donald Trump, Trump, Brown, U S Senate, Jo Ingles, Sherrod Brown, Whaley, Sen Sherrod Brown, Democratic Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley


Agriculture Dept. launches 2nd round of payments to farmers

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has authorized the Agriculture Department to launch the second and final round of $11 billion in trade mitigation payments to farmers hard hit by tariffs. In a tweet on Monday, Trump said he is fulfilling a promise to protect farmers against “unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations.” The Trump […]
Tags: Business, News, Washington, Ap, Food & Drink, Donald Trump, Trump, Agriculture Department, Nation & World Politics, Agriculture Dept


UAE Peace Forum is Just the Tip of the Iceberg of Some American Muslim Ulema Undermining Their Followers

Ed. Note: We understand that this is a matter of current public debate, MM welcomes opeds of differing points of view. Please use this form. On December 5th, 2018 the government of the United Arab Emirates sponsored the “Annual Conference of the Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies” in Abu Dhabi. The forum began in 2014 as a means of countering the effects of the Arab Spring, in which young people living under tyrannical regimes around the Arab world clamored for a life of democracy, fr...
Tags: Politics, UK, Isis, Texas, Op-ed, Iraq, Israel, Religion, Uncategorized, Barack Obama, World, Fbi, West, United States, Egypt, South Africa


Where Embattled Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s Resignation Fits in the History of Cabinet Scandals

The most infamous cabinet scandal in American history, Teapot Dome, involved a Secretary of the Interio
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Michigan governor signs more bills inspired by Nassar case

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed more legislation inspired by the Larry Nassar sexual abuse case. Laws enacted Monday will give judges more flexibility to admit evidence of a defendant’s prior commission of a sex assault, stiffen prison terms related to child pornography and expand who can give a victim impact […]
Tags: News, Sports, Michigan, Rick Snyder, LANSING Mich AP, Nassar, Nation & World Politics, Larry Nassar


Brexit: confusion reigns over Corbyn’s call for confidence vote – Politics live

Labour leader tables motion saying the house has no confidence in the PM because of failure to hold a meaningful vote immediatelyTheresa May pushes forward £2bn no-deal Brexit preparationsWhere cabinet ministers stand on May’s Brexit dealDowning Street lobby briefing – summaryLunchtime summaryMay’s opening statement to MPs - summaryAfternoon summary 10.22pm GMT At the heart of the somewhat disorientating spectacle in Westminster this evening is this relatively straightforward fact: The offic...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Labour, House Of Commons, Westminster, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, Corbyn, DUP


Senate report: Moscow directed ‘troll farm’ in efforts to elect Trump

The US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence today released a pair of reports detailing the results of its investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election. Here’s what you need to know. The Washington Post obtained a draft of the report ahead of its publication and revealed its contents in a bombshell article early Monday morning. The intelligence committee reports, according to the Post, reaffirm what we already know: Russia aided President Donald Trump‘s campaign...
Tags: Startups, Post, Politics, Washington Post, Senate, Russia, US, Social Media, Tech, United States, Moscow, Russian, Donald Trump, Trump, US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence


US homeless count up slightly, but declines in key cities

A federal report released Monday provides a possible glimmer of hope for the homeless crisis that has gripped many cities up and down the West Coast. The number of people living on the streets in Los Angeles and San Diego, two epicenters of the homelessness crisis, fell this year, suggesting possible success in those cities’ […]
Tags: News, US, Los Angeles, San Diego, West Coast, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics


White House Cabinet Turnover Continues, Mulvaney In And Zinke Out

There are more changes in President Trump's cabinet with the announcement that Mick Mulvaney will take over as acting chief of staff for John Kelly and Ryan Zinke's resignation as interior secretary.
Tags: News, White House, John Kelly, Trump, Ryan Zinke, Mick Mulvaney


Wisconsin’s early voting limit challenged in federal court

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The fight over restricting early voting in Wisconsin returned to federal court Monday, three days after Gov. Scott Walker signed into law a new limit passed during a lame-duck legislative session. A coalition of liberal groups, with the support of former Democratic U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, asked a federal judge […]
Tags: News, Ap, Wisconsin, Scott Walker, Madison Wis, Nation & World Politics, Democratic U S Attorney General Eric Holder


Run-up to Flynn sentencing tinged with unexpected drama

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Flynn may have given extraordinary cooperation to prosecutors, but the run-up to his sentencing hearing has exposed tensions over an FBI interview in which the former national security adviser lied about his Russian contacts. Flynn’s lawyers have suggested investigators discouraged him from having an attorney present during the January 2017 interview […]
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Partial Government Shutdown Looms, As Border Wall Funding Remains Sticking Point

The White House and Democrats seem far apart on a deal that could avert a partial government shutdown at the end of the week. The sticking point is the president's demand on border wall funding.
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Trump inaugural committee boss: I’m not probe target

NEW YORK (AP) — The head of President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee says he’s been assured that he isn’t the target of a criminal investigation, despite reports that prosecutors are probing the committee’s finances. The Wall Street Journal and New York Times reported Friday that federal prosecutors in New York are examining whether foreign interests […]
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Report says Iowa congressman likely violated ethics rules

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An independent review found that Rep. Rod Blum likely violated a host of ethics rules in his private business dealings. The Office of Congressional Ethics opened the review into the Iowa Republican following an investigation by The Associated Press. The House Committee on Ethics released the nonpartisan office’s lengthy report […]
Tags: News, Ap, Iowa, Associated Press, IOWA CITY Iowa, Nation & World Politics, Office of Congressional Ethics, Rod Blum


US airstrikes in Somalia on the rise

WASHINGTON (AP) — A spate of American airstrikes against Islamic extremists in Somalia is the latest in a dramatic uptick in U.S. attacks in the Horn of Africa nation since President Donald Trump took office. The weekend strikes, which killed 62 people, targeted al-Shabab militants who want to establish their own version of repressive Shariah […]
Tags: News, Washington, US, Ap, Somalia, Donald Trump, Shabab, Horn of Africa, Nation & World Politics


The Supreme Confidence of Nancy Pelosi—and Why It Matters Now More Than Ever

The Speaker-elect is a symbol of endurance and depth
Tags: Politics, News, Uncategorized, Nancy Pelosi, Onetime


The mother of a boy on life support in an Oakland hospital cannot see him because of travel ban, group says

The mother of a 2-year-old boy on life support in an Oakland hospital cannot see her son because of the White House's travel ban, according to the Council on American-Islamic Relations' Sacramento Valley chapter.
Tags: White House, Cnn, Oakland, Council on American Islamic Relations, Sacramento Valley


DOJ files to halt Trump suit demanding financial documents

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is challenging a Maryland federal judge’s decision allowing a case accusing President Donald Trump of profiting off the presidency to go forward. Justice lawyers want an appeals court to take the case instead. They filed papers Monday seeking to send the case to the U.S. Court of Appeals in […]
Tags: News, Justice, Maryland, Washington, Ap, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department, Trump, U S Court of Appeals, Nation & World Politics


Trump did not tell Erdogan he would extradite Gulen: White House official

President Donald Trump did not commit during a meeting with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan at the G20 summit two weeks ago to extradite a Muslim cleric based in the United States, a senior White House official said on Monday. "While meeting with President Erdogan at the G20, the president did not commit to extradite Fethullah Gulen," said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
Tags: News, White House, United States, Erdogan, Donald Trump, Trump, Tayyip Erdogan, Fethullah Gülen, Gülen



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