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The President's proposal, negotiated within the White House and among Republicans, was never likely to entice the support of Democrats. Here's why.

It should be good news that both President Donald Trump's Republicans and Speaker Nancy Pelosi's Democrats plan to vote to reopen the government this week.
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How White House photographers have shaped the image of the President

From Kennedy to Trump, successive presidents have redefined the role of the White House's official photographer.
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IRS offers tax penalty relief to some who didn't have enough withheld or paid too little estimated taxes

Most taxpayers every year end up getting refunds. But some folks are at the opposite end of the tax spectrum. They owe Uncle Sam at filing time. And some of those owing taxpayers end up in an even worse situation. Their tax bills are large enough that they also face added penalty charges. This filing season, though, those penalty-paying taxpayers could get a break. Tax underpayment penalty calculations: A tax penalty assessment usually occurs when wage earners don't have enough income tax wi...
Tags: Taxes, White House, United States, Treasury, Sam, Irs, Fed, U S Treasury, Uncle Sam, Rettig, TCJA, Chuck Rettig, GOP Administration


The Latest Front In Russian Infiltration: America’s Right-Wing Homeschooling Movement

Via Pat Hines, Think Progress: The group and its origins sound innocuous enough. But the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) — a right-wing group founded 36 years ago — has deepened connections between America’s religious right and Russians even as the latter have been sanctioned by the United States, according to a ThinkProgress investigation. By networking with Russians, the HSLDA — now America’s largest right-wing homeschooling association — has provided the Kremlin with a new avenu...
Tags: Politics, Russia, America, Ukraine, Military, United States, Moscow, Home Schooling, Lgbtq, Kremlin, St Petersburg, John Dewey, Horace Mann, Pat Hines, Home School Legal Defense Association HSLDA, HSLDA


Rafael Devers won't visit White House with Red Sox

The World Series champion Red Sox are scheduled to visit President Trump in the White House on February 15. Some have speculated that manager Álex Cora, who is from Puerto Rico and has been critical of Trump and has been a big factor in Hurricane Maria relief efforts, might not go as a form of protest. Devers would prefer to focus on baseball, as the Red Sox open spring training on February 13 and position players have to report on February 17.
Tags: News, White House, Boston Red Sox, Red Sox, Puerto Rico, Trump, Devers, Rafael Devers, Alex Cora


Book by Former Staff Member Describes a White House ‘Out of Control’

Cliff Sims, a former communications staff member, portrays a West Wing full of back-stabbing and duplicity under President Trump in “Team of Vipers.”
Tags: News, White House, Cliff, Trump, Sims, West Wing, Books and Literature, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Cliff Sims, Den of Vipers" (Book


EU citizen registration in UK could become 'new Windrush', say migration experts

Critics warn many could be left without legal status to stay if settlement scheme failsMigration experts have warned that the post-Brexit system for registering EU citizens living in the UK could become a new “Windrush scandal” as the scheme to register an estimated 3.5 million EU citizens living in the UK begins.From Monday, the third phase of testing will open to EU residents in the UK, who will be able to register for the new post-Brexit “settled status”. The Home Office is extending its live...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Immigration and asylum, Foreign Policy, Article 50, Brexit, The Home Office, Windrush, Commonwealth immigration, Windrush scandal


President Trump Renews Climate Change Denial Days After Defense Department Releases Daunting Report on Its Effects

The report stresses "significant vulnerabilities" the military faces from "climate-related events"
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How KGB founder Iron Felix justified terror and mass executions

Felix Dzerzhinsky led the Cheka, Soviet Union's first secret police.The Cheka was infamous for executing thousands during the Red Terror of 1918.The Cheka later became the KGB, the spy organization where Russia's President Putin served for years. None Attempting to change human behavior often ends up in unimaginable violence. The career and thinking of Felix Dzerzhinsky is a testament to this notion. Nicknamed Iron Felix, he founded the infamous Soviet security organization Cheka, known for its ...
Tags: Politics, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Government, Russia, History, War, Terrorism, Innovation, Siberia, Red Army, Kremlin, Gpu, Vladimir Lenin, Justice System, Fsb


Why avoiding logical fallacies is an everyday superpower

Many an otherwise-worthwhile argument has been derailed by logical fallacies. Sometimes these fallacies are deliberate tricks, and sometimes just bad reasoning. Avoiding these traps makes disgreeing so much better. Logical-fallacy traps are all around us, and we get caught in them all the time. They trap us during discussions — okay, arguments — and make our heads want to burst. Sometimes we get derailed while we're trying to sort out important issues, and sometimes it's simply trying to adjud...
Tags: Psychology, Politics, Texas, Marketing, Communication, Hack, Bill Clinton, Innovation, Nice, Debate, Don, Monica Lewinsky, Decision-making, Arguing, Fallacy, Aristotle The Logical Place


‘So What If He Talked to Him About It?’ Giuliani Leaves Open Possibility That Trump and Cohen Discussed Testimony

'I don't know if it happened or didn't happen,' Giuliani said
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'No solutions' to Irish backstop in May's Brexit call with cabinet

Statement on Monday expected to focus on finding a remedy to issue that threatens to split Tory partyTheresa May is expected to reject calls to forge a cross-party consensus on Brexit when she lays out her plan B to parliament on Monday, choosing instead to back new diplomatic efforts in Brussels to renegotiate the Irish backstop.The prime minister held a conference call with her bitterly divided cabinet from the country retreat of Chequers on Sunday evening. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, UK News, World news, Ireland, Foreign Policy, Brussels, Brexit, Chequers


May planning to reject calls for cross-party consensus on Brexit

Despite PM’s promise of compromise priority remains fixing backstop to prevent Tory split Theresa May is expected to reject calls to forge a cross-party consensus on Brexit when she lays out her plan B to parliament on Monday, choosing instead to back new diplomatic efforts in Brussels to renegotiate the Irish backstop.The prime minister held a conference call with her bitterly divided cabinet from the country retreat of Chequers on Sunday evening. But despite her claim in the wake of last week’...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, UK News, Ireland, Theresa May, Brussels, Brexit, Chequers


President Trump and Kim Jung Un Are Planning to Meet in Vietnam in February for Their Second Summit

Trump and Kim held their first meeting in Singapore in June
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President Trump and Kim Jong Un Are Planning to Meet in Vietnam in February for Their Second Summit

Trump and Kim held their first meeting in Singapore in June
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The Unfinished Business of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. | Imam Zaid Shakir

During these days many in this country are commemorating the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., born January 15, 1929. While most remember Dr. King for his soaring oration, symbolized by his famous “I Have a Dream” speech, delivered before a sweltering throng at the Lincoln Memorial, August 28, 1963, Dr. King was far more than a moving orator. He was a formidable intellectual, an effective organizer and a passionate advocate for the freedom of his people. These qualities combined with...
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MPs to ambush May with amendments to stop no-deal Brexit

The PM is to present the next stage of her plan to get her deal through on MondayMPs are to ambush Theresa May’s statement on Monday with amendments aimed at stopping a no-deal Brexit, as well as paving the way for “indicative votes” to show whether any proposal can command a parliamentary majority.The Labour frontbench is undecided as to whether to back either proposal. Yvette Cooper, chair of the home affairs select committee, is planning to put down a tightly-worded amendment to give time for...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, Yvette Cooper, Dominic Grieve, Article 50, Brexit


Big decision in Beantown: Will Red Sox visit the White House?

Here are the stories our panel of top political reporters will be watching for in the year ahead, in this week's "Inside Politics" forecast.
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Chris Wallace Presses Pence: ‘You Could Open The Government Tomorrow!’

Vice President Mike Pence stumbled briefly during an appearance on “Fox News Sunday” after host Chris Wallace pressed him on the fact that Republicans could immediately reopen government, if they wanted, without funds for President Donald Trump’s desired border wall. The 30-day partial government shutdown is the longest in United States history, with 800,000 federal employees either working, or not working, without receiving pay checks. “You could open the government tomorrow,” Wallace told P...
Tags: News, Senate, White House, United States, House, Fox News, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence, Wallace, Chris Wallace, Pence, Pelosi, Matt Shuham, Chuck Schumer D NY


Major Winter Storm Wreaks Havoc On Travel

BOSTON (AP) — A major winter storm that has brought some of the coldest temperatures of the season covered a large swath of the U.S. in snow as it wreaked havoc on air travel and caused slick road conditions throughout New England Sunday. Nearly 5,000 flights were canceled Sunday around the country, with Boston Logan Airport being one of the hardest hit, according to FlightAware, a flight tracking company. The National Weather Service issued winter storm warnings or advisories for part or all...
Tags: National Weather Service, New York, News, Washington, White House, Boston, Global Warming, Ap, Earth, Chicago, Pennsylvania, Missouri, New Hampshire, Maine, Arctic, Kansas


Trump Tweaks Border Stance 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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Analysis: Trump hasn't had to veto a single thing. Here's why.

It's been almost 140 years since a US president didn't veto something during his time in the White House. And that President, James Garfield, was assassinated before he could serve a full year in office in 1881.
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Donald Trump hasn't had to veto a single thing. Here's why.

It's been almost 140 years since a US president didn't veto something during his time in the White House. And that President, James Garfield, was assassinated before he could serve a full year in office in 1881.
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Brexit: No 10 hits out at MPs trying to delay article 50 to avert no deal

Downing Street says it is ‘extremely concerning’ MPs could attempt to override the governmentDowning Street has said it is “extremely concerning” that MPs could attempt to override the government to suspend or delay the article 50 process to leave the EU in their effort to prevent a no-deal Brexit.A slew of backbench amendments are expected to be attached to the prime minister’s statement on Monday on the way forward for the Brexit withdrawal agreement. Continue reading...
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Keir Starmer: Northern Ireland backstop likely in any Brexit scenario

Labour’s Brexit spokesman says renegotiation of May deal unlikely before UK leaves EUAny withdrawal agreement is likely to require a backstop, Labour’s shadow Brexit secretary, Keir Starmer, has said, admitting that a renegotiation was unlikely to be possible in the time before the UK is set to leave the EU.Starmer has previously been highly critical of the backstop, which would keep Britain in an effective customs union with the EU as an insurance policy to prevent a hard border in Northern Ire...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Britain, Labour, Northern Ireland, Keir Starmer, Article 50, Brexit, EU Starmer


Trump’s Presidency Is at Its Exact Midpoint. Here’s What We’ve Learned

On the second anniversary of his inauguration, President Donald Trump is engaged in a no-win standoff with Congress, besieged by new allegations about his relationship with Russia and facing questions about his truthfulness. As the first commander in chief elected without prior political or military experience, Trump raised many questions about what he might be…
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Trump whisperers: are Stephen Miller and Fox keeping the shutdown alive?

As the president maintains his border wall demand, a handful of White House insiders and pundits may bear responsibilityIt was Monday night and the university football champions were coming to dinner at the White House. Catering staff were furloughed due to the partial government shutdown. So naturally Donald Trump served up a banquet of fast food. “Trump bought food from McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Burger King and Domino’s,” observed the late-night TV host James Corden. “Or, as he calls them, his four...
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Jeremy Corbyn expected to back move to block no-deal Brexit

Labour is considering a proposal that would force Theresa May to extend Britain’s membership of the EUJeremy Corbyn is poised to back a plan to block a no-deal Brexit as pressure builds within Labour and the trade unions for a delay to Britain’s EU departure.It is understood that the leader and his shadow cabinet team are preparing to support a proposal that would force Theresa May to request an extension to Britain’s EU membership should no Brexit deal be agreed by early March. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, Eu, UK News, Britain, Theresa May, Labour, Article 50, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, EUJeremy Corbyn


Corbyn expected to back move to block no-deal Brexit

Labour is considering a proposal that would force Theresa May to extend Britain’s membership of the EUJeremy Corbyn is poised to back a plan to block a no-deal Brexit as pressure builds within Labour and the trade unions for a delay to Britain’s EU departure.It is understood that the leader and his shadow cabinet team are preparing to support a proposal that would force Theresa May to request an extension to Britain’s EU membership should no Brexit deal be agreed by early March. Continue reading...
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