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Betts among players who won't visit White House with Red Sox

Mookie Betts is among the Boston Red Sox players who will not make the trip to the White House. MLB World Series champions the Red Sox are set to meet United States president Donald Trump in the traditional ceremony in Washington. The Red Sox were originally scheduled to fly to Washington from their spring training base in Fort Myers on February 15, two days after pitchers and catchers are set to report to camp.
Tags: News, Washington, White House, United States, Boston Red Sox, Donald Trump, Red Sox, Fort Myers, Betts, Mookie Betts


EU’s antitrust cop lays groundwork for tougher scrutiny — and it may not bode well for U.S. tech giants

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Silicon Valley’s notorious nemesis, Margrethe Vestager, plans to end her term as the European Union’s antitrust enforcer this year with a bang, laying out a long-term plan to intensify scrutiny of the world’s big tech companies. As the EU’s competition commissioner, Vestager is arguably the world’s most important tech regulator. Since 2014, […]
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Eu, European Union, Silicon Valley, Margrethe Vestager, Vestager, Copenhagen Denmark, Nation & World Politics


Sen. Kamala Harris says the powerful seek to divide America

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris, standing outside of Oakland's city hall, formally kicked off her campaign for the White House on Sunday, presenting herself as the leader who can best unite an America that is at an "inflection point" and facing a critical question.
Tags: News, White House, America, Ap, Oakland, Oakland Calif, Sen Kamala Harris


Trump’s hiring surge of border agents falls far short

The president’s promised hiring surge steadily lost ground even as he publicly hammered away at the need for stiffer border security, warned of a looming migrant “invasion” and shut down parts of the government for five weeks.
Tags: News, Nation, Trump, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics


Man on life support after suspected drug overdose at Sydney music festival

More than 30 people treated in hospital after weekend festivals in Sydney and regional VictoriaOne person was still on life support on Monday after more than two dozen people were taken to hospital from Sydney music festivals at the weekend suffering suspected drug overdoses.At least 25 people aged between 16 and 25 were admitted to hospital on Saturday and Sunday following three events across the city. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, Australia news, New South Wales, Sydney, Drugs policy


The White House Is Threatening Another Shutdown Over the Border Wall

Days after the record-long shutdown ended, Trump appears ready to do it again
Tags: News, White House, Uncategorized, Trump, Border Wall, Overnight, Onetime


Kamala Harris jabs Trump on Russia: 'Foreign powers infecting the White House like malware'

Kamala Harris did not mention President Donald Trump by name as she officially announced her run for president on Sunday, but she she issued a sharp, mocking attack on his relationship with Russia.
Tags: White House, Russia, Cnn, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, Trump


Venezuela: US warns of 'significant response' if there's violence against country's diplomats

Crisis-hit country’s president under pressure as US urges the world to ‘pick a side’The White House national security adviser John Bolton has warned against violence or intimidation of American diplomats in Venezuela or opposition leader Juan Guiadó, saying such action would trigger a response from the United States.“Any violence and intimidation against US diplomatic personnel, Venezuela’s democratic leader, Juan Guiado (sic), or the National Assembly itself would represent a grave assault on t...
Tags: White House, Americas, US, World news, Turkey, US news, United States, Venezuela, Bolton, Cuba, Nicolás Maduro, National Assembly, John Bolton, Juan Guaido, Juan Guiadó


Nicolás Maduro rejects ultimatum on fresh elections in Venezuela

Crisis-hit country’s president under pressure as US urges the world to ‘pick a side’The White House national security adviser John Bolton has warned against violence or intimidation of American diplomats in Venezuela or opposition leader Juan Guiadó, saying such action would trigger a response from the United States. “Any violence and intimidation against US diplomatic personnel, Venezuela’s democratic leader, Juan Guiado (sic), or the National Assembly itself would represent a grave assault on ...
Tags: White House, Americas, US, World news, Turkey, US news, United States, Venezuela, Bolton, Cuba, Nicolás Maduro, National Assembly, John Bolton, Juan Guaido, Juan Guiadó


'Meaner and angrier': Brexit exposes growing fractures in UK society

Survey shows Britons becoming more intolerant, politically disillusioned and disunitedBritons have become angrier since the referendum to leave the EU, according to a survey which suggests there is widespread unhappiness about the direction in which the country is heading.Sixty-nine per cent of respondents said they felt their fellow citizens had become “angrier about politics and society” since the Brexit vote in 2016, according to the Edelman Trust Barometer, a long-established, annual survey ...
Tags: Politics, UK, Eu, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Labour, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, Edelman Trust Barometer


After 15 bloody years, Baghdad is back, but badly wounded

The removal of concrete barriers lining major roads and buildings is another sign of a city shedding the vestiges of 15 blood-soaked years that made Baghdad’s name a byword for death.
Tags: News, World, Baghdad, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics


Howard Schultz, former Starbucks CEO, is preparing to run for president as an independent

Schultz, in a "60 Minutes" interview aired Sunday night, said that Trump was "not qualified to be the president" but also blamed both Democrats and Republicans for "consistently not doing what's necessary on behalf of the American people."
Tags: Business, News, Howard Schultz, Local Politics, Starbucks, Local News, Trump, Schultz, Nation & World Politics


Venezuela crisis: Maduro displays military might as US warns of ‘significant response’ to threats against diplomats

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro oversaw a display of the army’s Russian hardware on Sunday, with anti-aircraft flak and tank rounds pounding a hillside to show military force and loyalty in the face of an international ultimatum for new elections. Mr Maduro, 56, is confronting an unprecedented challenge to his authority after opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself interim president citing a fraudulent election. White House national security adviser John Bolton warned against violen...
Tags: News, White House, US, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, John Bolton, Maduro, Juan Guaido


Analysis: Kamala Harris emerges as a 2020 Democratic front-runner

The California senator and her campaign strategists aren’t yet declaring her the favorite. But her days-long debut, crafted for maximum impact, showed a desire to make a big and early splash.
Tags: News, California, Kamala Harris, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics


Kamala Harris launches White House bid in America 'under attack'

Lamenting that the American Dream and its democracy are under attack in Donald Trump's United States, California Senator Kamala Harris formally declared Sunday her candidacy to become the country's first black female president in 2020. Harris, who was California's attorney general from 2011 to 2017, made her announcement to supporters outside city hall in Oakland, San Francisco's grittier neighbor where she was born. Barack Obama introduced himself to Californian voters in 2007 in the same loc...
Tags: News, California, White House, America, Barack Obama, United States, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, HARRIS, United States California, Oakland San Francisco


In new book, Howard Schultz says he’s sorry for Sonics move: ‘a public wound I cannot heal’

In his autobiography to be released Monday, Schultz spends about five pages recounting his disastrous ownership of the Seattle SuperSonics and makes his clearest apology yet for his role in allowing the team to be sold and moved to Oklahoma City.
Tags: News, Sports, Nba, Howard Schultz, Local Politics, Starbucks, Local News, Schultz, Seattle SuperSonics, Sonics, Nation & World Politics


White House Chief Of Staff: Trump Is Prepared For Another Shutdown

“He doesn’t want to shut the government down, let’s make that very clear," Mulvaney said.
Tags: News, White House, Mulvaney


'Desperation and despair': Barnsley's long battle with austerity

Struggling Yorkshire town has endured crippling council cuts – but locals are fighting backThat Barnsley is the British city worst affected by a near-decade of austerity cuts comes as no surprise to Susan Round, 61, owner of the Pats for Pants underwear stall in the town centre’s covered markets. “I do think it has got worse. The state of the roads. Social care. The hospitals. Antisocial behaviour. Spice.”According to the Centre for Cities thinktank, Barnsley council spending has reduced by 40% ...
Tags: Business, Politics, Economics, Austerity, Communities, Society, UK News, Tax and spending, Poverty, Social Care, Local Government, Yorkshire, Local Politics, Inequality, Barnsley, North Of England


With the government shutdown over, will there be a State of the Union address?

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi rescinded the invitation to President Donald Trump to give the State of the Union address at the House of Representatives until the government shutdown was ended. The president announced Friday the shutdown would end, and the date of the State of the Union has not been set. It’s unclear where and how the president will give the State of the Union address that was expected to be delivered to a joint session of Congress on Jan. 29. Addressing the nation Including...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Barack Obama, Infographic, Sport, Soccer, House, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Harry Truman, George W Bush, Clinton, Trump


Harris Launches Presidential Campaign With A Reminder: ‘We Are Better Than This’

In a widely-covered and well-attended speech that focused on her “for the people” campaign slogan, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) captioned a campaign launch event Sunday with a simple message: “America, we are better than this.” “We are here at this moment because we must answer a fundamental question,” Harris said at one point during her speech at the event. “Who are we? Who are we as Americans? So let’s answer that question to the world and to each other right here and right now. America, we ar...
Tags: News, California, White House, America, United States, Treasury, Medicare, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, Democratic Party, United States of America, HARRIS, San Diego Union Tribune, CNN MSNBC, Steven Mnuchin, Matt Shuham


Kamala Harris Officially Launches 2020 with Promise to Take on Trump with ‘Moral Clarity’

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) officially kicked off her presidential race at an Oakland rally in which she promised to counter President Trump’s administration with a campaign that would “always speak with decency and moral clarity, and treat all people with dignity and respect.” Her speech drew a huge crowd — some journalists put it at […]
Tags: Politics, News, Oakland, Kamala Harris, Trump, Calif, President Trump, Sen Kamala Harris, 2020 Presidential Race


Kamala Harris: 'Foreign powers infecting the White House like malware'

Kamala Harris did not mention President Donald Trump by name as she officially announced her run for president on Sunday, but she she issued a sharp, mocking attack on his relationship with Russia.
Tags: White House, Cnn, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris


White House dangles threat of another shutdown over wall

Two days after the record-long shutdown ended, the White House made clear Sunday that President Donald Trump is prepared to shutter the government again without a border wall deal from Congress.
Tags: White House, Donald Trump


IRS filing season delays likely even though shutdown is over

The red light has changed to green for the IRS now that the longest federal government shutdown in U.S. history is over. (Photo by Kari Bluff via Flickr) The Internal Revenue Service should be fully staffed as we official start the 2019 tax filing season on Monday, Jan. 28. Holdover shutdown issues, however, still could cause delays, which many taxpayers and tax professionals already have experienced. Donald J. Trump signed into law late Friday, Jan. 25, a bill to end the longest federal ...
Tags: Taxes, Washington Post, White House, House, Treasury, Sam, Irs, Internal Revenue Service, Donald J Trump, American Institute, AICPA, White House Office of Management and Budget, Annette Nellen, Steven T Mnuchin, AICPA Tax Executive Committee, TCJA


Reigning AL MVP Mookie Betts won't visit White House with Red Sox

When the Boston Red Sox go to the White House to celebrate their World Series championship, a key member of that team won't be there. Mookie Betts, the reigning American League MVP, told the Boston Globe on Saturday night that he'd decided not to attend. “I won't be going there,” Betts said.
Tags: News, White House, Boston Red Sox, Red Sox, Boston Globe, Betts, Mookie Betts, American League MVP


Hiring initiative highlights how private employers can take a next step after FIRST STEP Act

This new CBNC article, headlined "Koch network leads coalition urging businesses to hire former inmates," reports on a notable new initiative that serves as a fitting private-sector follow-up on the FIRST STEP Act and similar state level reforms. Here are the details: A broad coalition of business groups is pledging to hire workers with criminal backgrounds in the wake of a new federal law aimed at reducing incarcerations. The movement is spearheaded by billionaire industrialist Charles Koch, w...
Tags: Law, Congress, White House, Donald Trump, Taylor, Charles Koch, Koch, Ivanka Trump, SHRM, CBNC, Johnny Taylor, Douglas A Berman, American Staffing Association, Society for Human Resource Management SHRM, Jared Kushner


Would Trump Shut Down The Government Again? Chief Of Staff Says ‘Um, Yeah!’

White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney made the comment on CBS’ “Face the Nation” Sunday. White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney says "um, yeah!" Trump would shut down the government again in three weeks. pic.twitter.com/acn32Z65E2 — Matt Shuham (@mattshuham) January 27, 2019 [Author: Matt Shuham]
Tags: News, White House, Trump, Mick Mulvaney, Livewire, Matt Shuham, CBS Face the Nation Sunday White House


Venezuela crisis: White House 'will respond to threats against diplomats'

Washington warns President Nicolás Maduro not to intimidate the opposition leader or US diplomats.
Tags: News, Washington, White House, US, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro


President Trump Tweets Misleading Claim About ‘Rampant’ Texas Voter Fraud

The tweet was a mischaracterization of an announcement made by the Texas secretary of state's office
Tags: Texas, News, White House, Uncategorized, Fox News, Voters, Trump, Onetime, Texas Voter Fraud



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