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Will the World Embrace Plan S, the Radical Proposal To Mandate Open Access To Science Papers?

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Science Magazine: How far will Plan S spread? Since the September 2018 launch of the Europe-backed program to mandate immediate open access (OA) to scientific literature, 16 funders in 13 countries have signed on. That's still far shy of Plan S's ambition: to convince the world's major research funders to require immediate OA to all published papers stemming from their grants. Whether it will reach that goal depends in part on details that remain to be se...
Tags: Europe, White House, China, India, Africa, Tech, Canada, Delta, Tokyo, North America, New Delhi, Ottawa, Bill Melinda Gates Foundation, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, AAAS, OA


White House staff gathering at Camp David for ‘retreat’

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House senior staff will be gathering over the weekend at the Camp David presidential compound for a “staff retreat” to discuss the administration’s priorities for 2019. And White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says President Trump will be joining them and leading meetings Sunday. The gathering comes as Mick Mulavney […]
Tags: News, Washington, White House, Ap, Nation, Trump, White House Press, Camp David, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Mick Mulavney


The Latest: Federal agencies told to hold off pay raises

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on White House efforts to prevent a pay raise for top administration officials during the government shutdown (all times local):
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Trump says shutdown could last for 'months or even years'

President Donald Trump declared Friday he could keep parts of the government shut down for "months or even years" as he and Democratic leaders failed in a second closed-door meeting to resolve his demand for billions of dollars for a border wall with Mexico. They did agree to a new round of weekend talks between staff members and White House officials.
Tags: Mexico, White House, Donald Trump, Trump


Trump says shutdown could last for 'months or even years'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Friday he could keep parts of the government shut down for "months or even years" as he and Democratic leaders failed in a second closed-door meeting to resolve his demand for billions of dollars for a border wall with Mexico. They did agree to a new round of weekend talks between staff members and White House officials.
Tags: News, Washington, Mexico, White House, Ap, Donald Trump, Trump


White House exploring ways to stop raises during shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Friday it is exploring ways to prevent a pay raise for top administration officials during a government shutdown that has left hundreds of thousands of federal workers without pay. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement that the administration “is aware of the issue” […]
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Trashing parks during government shutdown is bad, but we do this every day

Wellness instructor and rock climber Dennis George makes his way on an inverted graffiti-covered wall at Stoney Point Park in Chatsworth. (Photo by David Whiting) Before the Woosley fire, this graffiti-painted sign in the Santa Monica Mountains said it all, “Don’t trash our living rooms.” (Courtesy of Rebecca Olkowski) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Tim Pinar, volunteer, helped haul trash from Joshua Tree National Park campgrounds on Monday, Dec. 31,, 2018., during Da...
Tags: Facebook, Utah, News, California, White House, Los Angeles, Sport, Ap, Chicago, Soccer, Arizona, Banksy, Chatsworth, Orange County, Donald Trump, Grand Canyon


Trump says he can declare national emergency to build wall

President Donald Trump said he could declare a national emergency to circumvent Congress and build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, shortly after threatening Democrats he’s prepared to keep the government shutdown for a year or longer if his demands aren’t met. “Absolutely we can call a national emergency because of the security […]
Tags: News, Congress, Mexico, Nation, Donald Trump, Trump, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics


Congresswoman Ilhan Omar's Nails Make More Than Just A Beauty Statement

On Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives' new class streamed into the U.S. Capitol for the very first time, bringing with them a bevy of beauty looks that have rarely been seen inside the prestigious government building. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York wore her signature red lipstick. Rep. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts wore her hair in twists. And Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, who came to the U.S. as a refugee from Somalia and is one of the first Muslim-American women in Cong...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Minnesota, Obama, Congress, White House, Massachusetts, Somalia, Bronx, Omar, Sonia Sotomayor, Sotomayor, U S House of Representatives, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley


Trump says shutdown could last 'months or even years'

President Donald Trump declared Friday he could keep parts of the government shut down for "months or even years" as he and Democratic leaders failed in a second closed-door meeting to resolve his demand for billions of dollars for a border wall with Mexico. They did agree to a new round of weekend talks between staff members and White House officials.
Tags: Mexico, White House, Donald Trump, Trump


Talks unproductive as Trump says shutdown could last for months or years

By CATHERINE LUCEY, LISA MASCARO and JILL COLVIN WASHINGTON — With no shutdown resolution in sight, President Donald Trump and Democratic leaders agreed Friday to additional staff-level talks over the weekend during a White House meeting at which Trump indicated he could keep parts of the government closed for “months or even years.” Trump met with the congressional leaders for the second time in three days amid an impasse over Trump’s funding demands for his proposed wall at the U.S.-Mexico bor...
Tags: Business, News, Congress, Colorado, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Gop, Maine, House, Mitch McConnell, Fox News


No-deal Brexit: plan to use airfield as lorry park to get live test

Up to 150 lorries to be used in Kent test of government plans to cope with border disruptionPreparations for the possibility of a no-deal Brexit will include up to 150 lorries queuing up near Dover during rush hour to test plans to deal with any disruption caused by new border customs checks, the government has confirmed.Hauliers in the area will be asked to take part in Monday’s live test of a mass “HGV holding facility” that is designed to deal with any backlog after the UK leaves the EU in Ma...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, UK, International Trade, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Foreign Policy, Kent, Dover, Brexit, Trade Policy


Ethics Group Asks Justice Department to Investigate Ivanka Trump Tax Break Program

The complaint says she could benefit from the Opportunity Zone tax break
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Bipartisan Legislation Aims to Protect US Tech Against Foreign Theft

Two top senators are hoping new bipartisan legislation will send the White House a message that it isn't doing enough to protect U.S. trade secrets from being stolen by China and other countries. Today, Sen. Mark Warner, D-Virginia, and Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, introduced a bill to create an office tasked with coordinating public-private strategies...
Tags: Florida, White House, China, Virginia, Advertising, Marco Rubio, Emerging Tech, Protect US Tech Against Foreign Theft, Today Sen Mark Warner


Trump says Apple is 'going to be fine' despite bombshell earnings miss, incorrectly claims Apple stock has gone up 'hundreds of percent' since his election

President Donald Trump downplayed Apple's recent announcement that revenue was weaker than expected for the holiday quarter. Trump also seemed to blame Apple's revenue shortfall on the iPhone makers decision to manufacture their products in China. But according to Apple CEO Tim Cook, the real reason was a slowdown in Chinese retails sales that he blamed in part by Trump's trade war with Beijing. Trump also claimed Apple's stock is up "hundreds of percent since I'm president." It's actually onl...
Tags: Apple, Cook, White House, China, US, Trends, Beijing, United States, Tim Cook, Treasury, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Cnbc, Trump, Don, Chris Hayes


House Dems Move To Save Obamacare Against Ruling Striking It Down

WASHINGTON (AP) — The new Democratic-controlled House has moved toward defending former President Barack Obama’s health care law against a federal court ruling that the statute is unconstitutional, part of the party’s effort to use the issue to embarrass Republicans. The House has filed papers seeking to intervene in the case, Democrats announced Friday, which by itself is unlikely to have a substantial impact on the litigation. The House action’s greatest impact is likely to be political. The...
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White House Advisor Kudlow Says Apple Technology May Have Been 'Picked Off' by China

Fred Imbert, writing for CNBC: Larry Kudlow, director of the National Economic Council, said Friday that Apple's technology may have been stolen by the Chinese. "I don't want to surmise too much here, but Apple technology may have been picked off by China and now China is becoming very competitive with Apple. You've got to have rule of law," Kudlow said in an interview with Bloomberg. "There are some indications from China that they're looking at that, but we don't know that yet. There's no enfo...
Tags: Apple, White House, China, Tech, Bloomberg, Cnbc, John Gruber, Commerce Ministry, National Economic Council, Larry Kudlow, Kudlow, Fred Imbert


RIAA Names Mitch Glazier Chairman, CEO and Michele Ballantyne COO

Mitch Glazier has officially taken the helm as the chairman and CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and Michele Ballantyne has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer of the music industry trade group.   Mitch Glazier & Michele Ballantyne. Courtesy of: RIAA Originally announced in April of 2017, Mitch Glazier succeeds Cary Sherman, who retired earlier this year after more than two decades with the organization. Glazier joined RIAA in 2000. Prior to tha...
Tags: Music, White House, Bill Clinton, Riaa, Bruce Houghton, John Podesta, Ballantyne, Tom Daschle, Cary Sherman, Glazier, Recording Industry Association of America RIAA, Mitch Glazier, Michele Ballantyne, Mitch Glazier Michele Ballantyne Courtesy


Donald Trump warns US government shutdown could last more than a year

Donald Trump has warned that the government shutdown could last for more than a year as he doubled down on a pledge to block any deal that does not include US-Mexico border wall funding.  The US president confirmed during a press conference after closed doors White House talks with leading Democrats on Friday that he had made the threat.  “I did. Absolutely I said that. I don’t think it will [last that long] but I’m prepared,” Mr Trump said. However he added that he hoped the shutdown would end ...
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72-9: Romney’s Puzzling Move

Opinion 72-9: Romney’s Puzzling Move USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- As reporters, editors, and producers in the mainstream media seek to lionize former Massachusetts Governor and incoming Utah Senator Mitt Romney for his recent Washington Post op-ed criticizing President Trump, they should consider this critical set of numbers: 72-9. These figures represent the margin by which President Trump would beat Mitt Romney in a four-way 2020 Republican Primary if it were held today, according to a December ...
Tags: Utah, Guns, Washington Post, Washington, Senate, White House, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, America, Mitt Romney, Graham, Republican Party, Newt Gingrich, Lindsey Graham, Trump, Romney


A double shot at the White House

Jay Inslee and Howard Schultz could give Washington two contenders for the 2020 presidential race.
Tags: News, Opinion, Washington, White House, Howard Schultz, Jay Inslee


Congresswoman ‘Dishonored’ Herself With Impeachment Remarks, Says President Trump

"I thought her comments were disgraceful,” Trump said at a press briefing
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Dems: Trump said shutdown could last months, years

With no shutdown resolution in sight, President Donald Trump and Democratic leaders agreed Friday to additional staff-level talks over the weekend during a White House meeting at which Trump indicated he could keep parts of the government closed for "months or even years."
Tags: White House, Donald Trump, Trump


Elizabeth Warren nabs Obama's chief digital strategist, beefs up national staff

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren has hired Barack Obama's former chief digital strategist to help lead her emerging 2020 presidential campaign and has also recruited a Democratic operative with deep experience in Southern politics ahead of a long primary.
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Trump confirms he said government shutdown could last months or years

President threatens to declare national emergency and build wall without congressional approval: ‘I can do it if I want’As a partial US government shutdown hit the two-week mark, Donald Trump told congressional leaders at the White House he was prepared for the standoff to last months or even years.“Absolutely I said that,” said Trump during a Rose Garden press conference, when asked if Senator Chuck Schumer was correct in his claim that the White House was prepared to continue the shutdown inde...
Tags: White House, US, World news, US news, US politics, House Of Representatives, US Senate, Nancy Pelosi, US Congress, Donald Trump, Trump, Rose Garden, Chuck Schumer


HACKED: German Chancellor Angela Merkel and hundreds of government officials

Hackers have published a big dump of private data related to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and hundreds of other of the country's politicians, in what is said to be the biggest data dump of its kind ever in Germany. Only politicians from the far-right Alternative for Germany were spared. First German MPs receive Twitter messages, asking them to admit their real sexual preferences.The hackers obtained pornographic material of them ...#BTleaks — Julian Röpcke (@JulianRoepcke) January 4, ...
Tags: Security, Facebook, Twitter, Post, Politics, News, Germany, Angela Merkel, Bbc, BBC News, Hacked, Hackers, Kremlin, Hamburg, Bild, RBB


Trump Threatens To Keep Government Closed For Months Or Years

President Trump threatened to keep the partial government shutdown going for “months or even years,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said at the White House on Friday — comments Trump himself confirmed shortly afterwards. “We told the president we needed the government open. He resisted. In fact, he said he’d keep the government closed for a very long period of time — months or even years,” Schumer said as he and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) exited a contentious meeting with t...
Tags: News, Congress, Mexico, Senate, White House, Gop, House, Nancy Pelosi, Dc, Department Of Homeland Security, Trump, Pelosi, Schumer, Mitch McConnell R Ky, Rose Garden, Cameron Joseph


Despite Trump’s Vow To Own It, McCarthy Says This Is Pelosi’s Shutdown

During an interview with “Fox and Friends” Friday, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) blamed Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for the government shutdown, suggesting she was more concerned about winning her speakership than compromising with Republicans on border wall funding. “ Well, we are going to  have to find compromise.  One thing you have to see  with the vote yesterday for  speaker, you realize why  Nancy has not been serious  about any offer. That was a very cl...
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Dems: Trump threatened shutdown could last months, years

With no shutdown resolution in sight, Democratic leaders urged President Donald Trump to reopen the government Friday in a White House meeting during which they said he indicated he could keep it closed for "months or even years."
Tags: White House, Donald Trump, Trump


Former U.S. Interior Secretary Defends Legacy As He Exits

The former congressman said he quit President Trump's cabinet on his own terms
Tags: Politics, News, Uncategorized, Trump, U S Interior, Onetime



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