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Detectives investigate 2nd death at West Hollywood apartment of Democratic donor Ed Buck

WEST HOLLYWOOD — A man was found dead early Monday at the West Hollywood apartment of prominent Democratic donor Ed Buck, where another man was found dead of what authorities deemed a drug overdose in 2017. Deputies from the sheriff’s West Hollywood station responded about 1:05 a.m. to the 1200 block of Laurel Avenue regarding a person not breathing. The caller performed CPR and called 911, and Los Angeles County Fire Department personnel pronounced the man dead at the scene, according to Deputy...
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White House official says 'tax refunds will go out' during partial government shutdown

The statement comes days after widespread reports that refunds would be delayed because of the ongoing shutdown, which entered its 17th day on Monday.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Everything Steven Soderbergh Watched and Read in 2018, Including His Forthcoming Netflix Projects

It has become a tradition for Steven Soderbergh to release a list of everything that he watched throughout the preceding year, encompassing feature films, television shows, and short films, and he certainly didn’t slow down his viewing habits at all this year, even if he maybe spent too much time watching the Winter Olympics in February last year. Last year’s list from Steven Soderbergh features no less than nine viewings of Ocean’s 8, and since the movie didn’t come out until June 5, 2018, it ...
Tags: Movies, California, White House, Virginia, US, America, Atlanta, Syria, Sea, Munich, Olympics, Ocean, Marseille, Ricky Gervais, Denmark, Silicon Valley


Chicago Alderman Charged with Extortion Fine with Guns as Long as they’re His

Chi-Town Alderman Ed Burke, charged with attempted extortion, doesn't much like the idea of guns in anybody's hands but his and his security detail's. U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)-“Feds charge Ald. Edward Burke, allege wiretap on cellphone captures him in attempted extortion,” the Chicago Tribune reported Thursday. “Burke, one of Chicago’s most powerful figures and a vestige of the city’s old Democratic machine, has often been considered too clever and sophisticated to be caught blatantly using h...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, Obama, Barack Obama, Bloomberg, Fbi, Chicago, Michelle Obama, Resistance, Chinatown, City Hall, Rahm Emanuel, Michelle, Chicago Tribune, Cook County Board, Burke


The Syria Withdrawal Shows the Problem With Trump Going Off-Script

After more than two weeks of contradictory statements regarding when he would pull American troops from Syria, the Pentagon has been left guessing. U.S. military commanders don’t know what strategy to pursue, Administration officials told TIME. Should they intensify operations on the remaining ISIS fighters holed up in a stretch of desert near the Iraq-Syria…
Tags: Isis, News, White House, Uncategorized, Syria, Military, Foreign Policy, Pentagon, Donald Trump


Is the wall worth a government shutdown?

President Trump said on Monday he will address American citizens from the White House Tuesday night on what he called the crisis at the Mexican border. His aides said later this week he would travel to the border in his campaign to convince Americans that the nation needs a wall. That wall, and the $5.6 billion the president is seeking from the House of Representatives to fund part of it, is the sticking point in talks with the new Democratic House majority that caused a government shutdown comi...
Tags: Congress, Opinion, Senate, White House, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Gop, Editorials, House, House Of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, Trump, Oval Office, Republican House


Tax refunds will be issued even if partial government shutdown continues into 2019 filing season

Good news today for folks who are expecting a tax refund when they file their 2018 returns this year. You'll get your money, even if the partial government shutdown drags out into the 2019 tax filing season. That's the word from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), according to Hallie Jackson, chief White House correspondent for MSNBC. Jackson made that announcement during Ali Velshi's show this afternoon after leaving an hour-plus White House press briefing, led by Vice President Mike Pe...
Tags: Taxes, White House, Treasury, Jackson, Irs, Mike Pence, Congressional, Internal Revenue Service, Hallie Jackson, OMB, Office of Management and Budget OMB, Trump Administration, Ali Velshi, Vought, MSNBC Jackson, Office of Management and Budget Russ Vought


White House says Trump position unchanged as Syria withdrawal plans slow

Trump's abrupt announcement last month that he was bringing home the roughly 2,000 troops in Syria, saying they had succeeded in their mission to defeat Islamic State there, sparked concern among officials in Washington and allies abroad and prompted Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to resign. In recent days, Trump administration officials have applied the brakes, making clear the withdrawal will not happen quickly. The president himself said last week that the United States would get out of Syria...
Tags: News, Washington, White House, Islamic State, Defense, Syria, United States, Fox News, Trump, Jim Mattis, Mercedes Schlapp


Trump, Modi discuss trade, Afghanistan: White House

U.S. President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi discussed reducing the U.S. trade deficit with India and increasing their cooperation in Afghanistan in a telephone call on Monday, the White House said.
Tags: Money, White House, India, Narendra Modi, Afghanistan, businessNews, Donald Trump, Trump Modi


Mike Pence: Trump undecided on declaring national emergency over border wall demand

White House counsel is reviewing whether the president has the ability to declare a national emergency in this situationVice-president Mike Pence said Donald Trump has yet to decidewhether he will declare a national emergency over his demand for a wall along the southwest border – the key sticking point in negotiations over the partial government shutdown that has affected 800,000 federal employees.White House counsel is reviewing whether the president has the ability to declare a national emerg...
Tags: White House, US news, US politics, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence, Pence, Congress Continue, Trump Administration, Us-mexico Border


White House calls detentions of Canadians in China unlawful

TORONTO (AP) — The White House is calling the detentions of two Canadians in China unlawful and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Donald Trump have agreed to continue to seek their release, officials said Monday.China... [Author: [email protected]]
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MPs raise safety fears with police after Anna Soubry subjected to 'Nazi’ chants

Letter to Met police comes after Speaker expresses concern about protesters targeting MPs outside parliament Dozens of MPs have written to the UK’s most senior police officer to raise concerns about safety outside parliament after the Conservative MP Anna Soubry faced chants from protesters on Monday calling her a “Nazi”.At least 55 parliamentarians signed the letter to the Metropolitan police commissioner, Cressida Dick, after the Commons Speaker, John Bercow, urged officers to do more to prote...
Tags: Politics, UK, Protest, Police, UK News, House Of Commons, John Bercow, The far right, Brexit, Anna Soubry, Soubry, Cressida Dick


MPs raise safety fears with police after Anna Soubry subjected to 'Nazi’ taunts

Letter to Met police comes after Speaker expresses concern about protesters targeting MPs outside parliament Dozens of MPs have written to the UK’s most senior police officer to raise concerns about safety outside parliament after the Conservative MP Anna Soubry faced chants from protesters on Monday calling her a “Nazi”.At least 55 parliamentarians signed the letter to the Metropolitan police commissioner, Cressida Dick, after the Commons Speaker, John Bercow, urged officers to do more to prote...
Tags: Politics, UK, Protest, Police, UK News, House Of Commons, John Bercow, The far right, Brexit, Anna Soubry, Soubry, Cressida Dick


Newsom draws immediate battle lines with President Trump in inauguration speech

DRAWING BATTLE LINES: Gavin Newsom pledged to enact "progressive, principled" policies as the antidote to the White House's "corruption and incompetence."
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US scouts Bangkok, Hanoi and Hawaii as possible locations for Kim-Trump summit

Bangkok, Hanoi and Hawaii have been visited by White House scouting teams as they search for a location for a potential second summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump, according to a source familiar with the planning process.
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Here Are the White House's Latest Demands to End the Shutdown

The White House is asking for $5.7 billion for a border wall to end the shutdown, while also demanding billions of dollars more.
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Despite 70,000 Furloughed IRS Workers, White House Vows Refunds Will Be Issued

The tax collecting agency is one of those affected by the partial government shutdown, but the White House says it will issue refunds, reversing previous government policy.(Image credit: Matt Rourke/AP)
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Tax Refunds Will Go Out on Time Despite Shutdown, White House Says

A Trump administration official says income tax refunds for 2018 will go out on time during the partial government shutdown because rules will be changed to make funding available to pay them. Russell Vought, acting director of the White House budget office, tells reporters: “The refunds will go out as normal. There is an indefinite…
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Just 6 Migrants Stopped At Southern Border In First Half Of FY18 Matched Watch List

For months, the Trump administration has sought to portray the southern border as a potential source of terrorism by falsely conflating statistics about so-called “known or suspected terrorists” who had been prevented from traveling to the United States with migrants and refugees seeking asylum on the southern border. On Monday, NBC News clarified the matter: In the first half of fiscal year 2018, according to Customs and Border Protection data obtained by the network, CBP agents encountered j...
Tags: News, Mexico, White House, Nbc News, Dhs, United States, Middle East, CBP, Customs, Trump, Mike Pence, Border Protection, Chris Wallace, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Matt Shuham


Expert: Census Citizenship Query Would Worsen Latino, Non-Citizen Undercount

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Asking people whether they are U.S. citizens on the 2020 census would worsen the undercount of Latinos and non-citizens compared with other groups, an expert in surveys said Monday at the start of a trial over the Trump administration’s decision to include the question for the first time in 70 years. Colm O’Muircheartaigh, a professor at the University of Chicago, said the question would reduce the percentage of Latinos and non-citizens who respond to the census questionna...
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White House says tax 'refunds will go out' amid shutdown

Americans can still expect to get their tax refunds even though the Internal Revenue Service has been swept up in the federal government shutdown.
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Here Are the White House’s Latest Demands to End the Shutdown

The White House is holding firm in its request for $5.7 billion for a border wall to end the shutdown, while also demanding billions of dollars more to address other priorities at the southern border, according to a proposal it gave Congressional Democrats Sunday. In an hour-long meeting with reporters in his office Monday afternoon,…
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Uncategorized, Donald Trump, Shutdown, Mike Pence, Congressional, Border Wall


Senators renew attempt to protect special counsel Mueller

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee are renewing their attempt to protect special counsel Robert Mueller’s job. The legislation sponsored by incoming Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham and three other members is expected to be introduced Tuesday. The panel approved the same bill in April, but it was blocked […]
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Dems consider blocking all bills that don't reopen government

• White House says tax 'refunds will go out' • IRS worker reacts to Trump's comments
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Senate Democrats will start by trying to hold up action on a Syria sanctions bill Tuesday

• White House says tax 'refunds will go out' • IRS worker reacts to Trump's comments
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They'll start by trying to hold up action on a Syria sanctions bill Tuesday

• White House says tax 'refunds will go out' • IRS worker reacts to Trump's comments
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Trump to hold public address on US-Mexico border wall and security – as it happened

President confirmed he will discuss the ‘humanitarian and national security crisis’ on the southern border on Tuesday nightHow have you been affected by the government shutdown?Stay informed: sign up for our new US briefing 9.58pm GMT 9.37pm GMT NBC is reporting that only six people in the federal terrorism database were stopped at the southern border in the first half of 2018.This contradicts a statement from White House press secretary Sarah Sanders that over 4,000 suspected terrorist...
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Obama encourages next generation at East-West Center, former Lt. Gov. Tsutsui to head Maui farm venture, Ige works to fill Cabinet, Jim Nabors' home sold, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Former President Barack Obama, courtesy Obama Foundation. Former President Barack Obama stressed the importance of cultivating the next generation of leaders during a speech Sunday night at the East-West Center that harked back to his roots as a community organizer in Chicago. Star-Advertiser.Obama: ‘We Have A Deficit of Leadership And We Need New Blood’. The former U.S. president launched a program in Hawaii this weekend aimed at nurturing future leaders in the Asia-Pacific region. Civil...
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White House: IRS will issue tax refunds despite government shutdown

The Internal Revenue Service will issue 2018 tax refunds even if the
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For Reverse Mortgage Originators, Government Shutdown is Business as Usual

Although new endorsements of Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECMs) have been halted due to the partial government shutdown that began on December 22, reverse mortgage originators are largely conducting business as usual in spite of the gridlock plaguing Washington, D.C. Certain FHA services related to pre-existing HECM loans will still be available during the shutdown, according to an announcement from the U.S. Federal Housing Administration (FHA). “The shutdown has not affected me at this...
Tags: Featured, Congress, Finance, White House, Regulation, House Of Representatives, Hud, U.s. Government, FHA, Bellingham Wash, San Diego Calif, Ormond Beach Fla, Lenders, HECM, LRS, Christina Harmes



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