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Southern California demonstrators join peers around the world for Women’s March 2019

Two years after millions of women flooded streets around the world to decry the election of President Donald Trump, a smaller but determined contingency shared messages of empowerment and equality during Women’s March events held Saturday from Santa Ana to London. Thousands of sign-carrying women, men and children hit the streets of Santa Ana for The Orange County Women’s March on Saturday, January 19, 2019. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG) Long Beach resident Corinda ...
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Facing a World of Trouble, Trump Tries Normal

In past presidencies, Jan. 19’s events might have seemed normal. President Donald Trump began his Saturday on a bitterly cold tarmac in Delaware, paying his respects to the remains of four Americans killed in Syria. He ended it staring into a teleprompter, offering to make a deal with Democrats in a broadcast announcement from the…
Tags: News, White House, Uncategorized, Syria, Military, Donald Trump, Shutdown, Delaware


A wall of counterintelligence secrecy could stand for decades

Lately, all our political controversies seem to involve a wall. The government is shut down by the fight over funding for a wall on the southern border, with President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi dug in for trench warfare. She pulled the plug on his State of the Union address. He canceled her flight to Afghanistan. You can almost hear the 2020 election galloping toward us and the prospects for peace running off into the distance. But the other wall, which may turn out to be even ...
Tags: Congress, California, Opinion, Barack Obama, Sport, Fbi, Afghanistan, Soccer, United States, House, Bill Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department, Nancy


Donald Trump offers protection for 'Dreamers' in exchange for his wall in bid to end government shutdown

President Donald Trump last night offered to extend temporary deportation protections for people illegally brought to the US as children in exchange for funding for his border wall with Mexico. In a rare weekend address, Mr Trump outlined a series of proposals in the hope of ending the federal government shutdown which has left 800,000 workers furloughed or forced to work unpaid. The proposal includes legislation to allow around 700,000 immigrants who came to the US illegally as children, known ...
Tags: News, Mexico, Senate, White House, US, Democrats, House, House Of Representatives, Mitch McConnell, Capitol Hill, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence, Donald J Trump, McConnell


Trump Tweaks Border Stance a Bit in Bid to Shift Shutdown Blame

Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected the proposal on Saturday, hours before Trump outlined it in a White House speech to the nation. Trump said he would extend protections for three years for so-called Dreamers -- young people bought to the country illegally as children --and make other concessions in exchange for his demanded $5.7 billion toward a border wall. White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney mused to reporters that he is “very curious” to see how Democrats explain a “no” vo...
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Pink Hats Flooded Washington Again, but Controversy and Competition Made for a Much Smaller Women’s March

“I would like it if they resigned, but this is bigger than them."
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Trump: Toughest thing I've had to do as President

President Trump talks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House before departing to Dover Air Force base.
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Trump praises Mueller team

President Trump talks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House before departing to Dover Air Force base.
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Trump offers DACA protections in exchange for border wall; Democrats opposed

As the shutdown neared a month, President Donald Trump used a White House speech Saturday to outline what he called “a common sense compromise."            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Democrats Dismiss President Trump’s Shutdown-Ending DACA Deal as a ‘Non-Starter’

Trump said he offered a 'commonsense compromise both parties should embrace'
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President Trump Offers Protection to ‘Dreamers’ If Democrats Fund Border Wall

Trump said he offered a "commonsense compromise both parties should embrace"
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How Your U.S. Lawmaker Voted

Here’s how area members of Congress voted during the legislative week ending Jan. 18.
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Derry: Suspected car bomb explosion investigated

Police Service of Northern Ireland warns public to stay away from Bishop Street in city centre A suspected car bomb has exploded on a city centre street in Derry.The Police Service of Northern Ireland tweeted a photograph of an explosion in Bishop Street warning people to stay away. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, Police, UK News, Northern Ireland, Sinn Féin, Derry, Bishop Street


Trump offers temporary protections for some immigrants in exchange for wall money; Pelosi calls it ‘non-starter’

Trump said Senate Majority Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., will put the legislation on the Senate floor for a vote next week. But House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., called it a "non-starter" and implored Trump to take action to open the government.
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Trump Offers Dems Temporary Immigration Sweeteners In Exchange For Wall Money

President Donald Trump on Saturday offered temporary support for some immigration policies favored by Democrats on the condition that Congress would appropriate $5.7 billion in border wall money and line up behind other priorities of his. Ahead of the announcement, many Democrats responded with a similar refrain: First, open the government, which is in the 29th day of a record-breaking partial shutdown. In an address from the White House, Trump went through a proposal he called “a commonsense...
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Trump Proposes DACA Relief and TPS Extension in Exchange for $5.7 Billion Border ‘Wall’

In a speech at the White House Saturday afternoon, President Donald Trump offered Democrats relief for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and an extension of the Temporary Protected Status program in exchange for $5.7 billion for a “wall” on the southern border.Read more...
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Trump Offers to Extend DACA Protections in Exchange for Border Wall Funding

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Saturday made an offer to extend temporary protections to those brought to the United States by their undocumented parents, saying that it was a way to “break the logjam” that has led to a protracted government shutdown, now in its 29th day. But Democrats appear ready to reject the deal, […]
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Trump could offer DACA protections in exchange for border wall; Democrats opposed

President addresses the shutdown and border security from the White House            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Women’s March Returns to D.C., Still Sending Messages of Defiance to the White House

An estimated 100,000 protesters packed several blocks around Freedom Plaza
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Women protest in hundreds of U.S. cities for third straight year

Women's March, a national nonprofit organization that evolved from the initial Washington march, again hosted its main event in Washington, with hundreds of "sister" marches in other cities. "There is definitely huge, huge focus on the 2020 elections," said March On's Natalie Sanchez, an organizer of the 2017 Boston Women's March who is also with March Forward Massachusetts, which organized Saturday's march there. U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, who launched her bid for the 2020 Democratic pr...
Tags: Science, Washington, White House, Boston, Massachusetts, Kirsten Gillibrand, DES MOINES Iowa, Natalie Sanchez


Robert Mueller's office denies report Trump ordered Cohen to lie

Donald Trump's battle with the media reached new heights on Saturday after the special counsel investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election took the extraordinary step of disputing an explosive report. Robert Mueller’s office issued a rare public statement disputing a BuzzFeed News story that his investigators had evidence the US president directed his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, to lie to Congress about a property deal in Moscow.  Mr Trump and his Republican allies have repeatedly ...
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Seattle Womxn’s March draws thousands, but crowd is smaller than years’ past

The Womxn's March is one of three taking place in Seattle this weekend, the result of ongoing tension and questions, locally and at the national level, over the event's inclusivity.
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Tony Mendez, ‘Argo’ spy who smuggled U.S. hostages out of Iran during crisis, dies at 78

Pulling techniques from magicians, movie-makeup artists and even the television show "Mission: Impossible," he changed one person into another, transforming agents into characters with back stories, costumes and documents that helped them evade detection and avoid capture in foreign countries.
Tags: News, Iran, World, Nation, Obituaries, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, Tony Mendez


Women’s March 2019 – in pictures

Thousands gathered across the globe to call for equality and the protection of women’s rights Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, London, Activism, Protest, Women, Austerity, UK News, World news, Feminism, Donald Trump, Brexit


Ministers agree to consider Lib Dem plans for new referendum

Vince Cable says move follows cross-party talks on Brexit deadlock optionsCabinet ministers involved in cross-party talks on how to break the Brexit deadlock have given the first indication that they are prepared to examine plans for a potential second referendum on the UK’s departure from the EU, according to the Liberal Democrat leader, Sir Vince Cable.The offer to examine a possible timetable for a second vote drawn up by the Lib Dems was made during discussions between senior Liberal Democra...
Tags: Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Foreign Policy, Liberal Democrats, Michael Gove, Vince Cable, Brexit, Cabinet Office, Vince, Lib Dem, David Lidington


Women around the world march against austerity and violence

Tens of thousands take to city streets to protest against violence and the impact of austerity on their livesPropelled by a mass public rendition of Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves and accompanied by a thudding police helicopter overhead, hundreds of protesters have rallied in central London in solidarity with an estimated 89 Women’s Marches worldwide.In Athens, Berlin, Washington DC and Los Angeles, to name just a few, tens of thousands of demonstrators turned out to protest against violenc...
Tags: Gender, Politics, London, Activism, Women, Los Angeles, UK News, Women in politics, Donald Trump, Athens Berlin Washington DC


Women around the world march to protest austerity and violence

Tens of thousands take to city streets to protest violence against women and the impact of austerity on their livesPropelled by a mass public rendition of Sister’s Are Doin’ It for Themselves and accompanied by a thudding police helicopter overhead, hundreds of protesters rallied in central London yesterday in solidarity with an estimated 89 Women’s Marches worldwide.In Athens, Berlin, Washington DC and Los Angeles to name just a few, tens of thousands of demonstrators turned out to protest viol...
Tags: Gender, Politics, London, Activism, Women, Los Angeles, UK News, Women in politics, Donald Trump, Athens Berlin Washington DC


President Trump Is Expected to Announce DACA Protections in Exchange for Border Wall Funding to End Shutdown

It is not clear such an offer would budge Democrats
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Washington Democratic Party chair on Howard Schultz presidential run: “Just. Don’t.”

Word that the former Starbucks CEO might run for president as an independent is sparking fear among Democrats that he could split the anti-Trump vote.
Tags: Business, News, Howard Schultz, Local Politics, Starbucks, Local News, Trump, Nation & World Politics, Washington Democratic Party


U.S. Rep. Brad Sherman to host his first Valley townhall of the year

Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Sherman Oaks, will be hosting is his first townhall of the year today. The townhall comes amid a backdrop of a government shutdown, a teachers strike, concerns over recent fire disaster assistance, Hollywood Burbank Airport noise and other issues. With a new majority Democratic Congress, Sherman and Rep. Al Green of Texas, recently re-introduced articles of impeachment against President Trump. Sherman’s staff will be on hand to help constituents with immigration, IRS, Social...
Tags: Politics, News, Sport, Soccer, Medicare, Local News, Brad Sherman, Sherman Oaks, Trump Sherman, Hollywood Burbank Airport, Top Stories LADN, Chatsworth High School, Congress Sherman, Rep Al Green of Texas, IRS Social Security, The Valley Town Hall Meeting



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