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Who is Avi Dandiya and what is his credibility?

There is one Avi Dandiya who has released an extraordinarily inflammatory video that contains an “audio recording” of an alleged “phone call” between Amit Shah and some unknown woman. This video purports to show that Amit Shah got Indian soldiers killed in Uri and now in Pulwama, in order to provoke a “retaliation” that would […]
Tags: Travel, Politics, India, Amit Shah, Pulwama, Uri, Avi Dandiya


Jay Inslee’s presidential pitch is that everything is awesome here. Just don’t look too closely

The first presidential campaign launched from Washington state in more than 40 years is going to unveil our story to a national audience. Warts and all.
Tags: News, Washington, Local Politics, Local News, Jay Inslee, Nation & World Politics


Under new bill, Marilyn Monroe, Ritchie Valens could have Van Nuys, Pacoima post offices named after them

If Rep.Tony Cárdenas has his way, two San Fernando Valley post offices will be named after celebrity icons with Valley connections: Ritchie Valens and Marilyn Monroe. Cárdenas, D-Panorama City, has introduced two bills that if passed would rename post offices on Van Nuys Boulevard in Pacoima and Van Nuys after Valens and Monroe respectively. “Both artists represent the work ethic and creative spirit that defines the San Fernando Valley,” Cárdenas said in a statement this week. Valens, a Pacoima ...
Tags: Politics, News, La, America, Sport, Soccer, Iowa, Marilyn Monroe, Jackson, Local News, Northern California, Valley, Richardson, Morales, Monroe, Buddy Holly


House Panel Presses White House for Security-Clearance Documents

The House Oversight Committee renewed its request to the White House for documents related to the administration’s security-clearance processes, following reports that President Trump ordered his former chief of staff to grant his son-in-law a top-secret security clearance.
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House panel demands White House turn over Kushner documents – as it happened

White House given deadline of Monday to comply with committee’s request after reports Trump ordered security clearance for KushnerSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 1.25am GMT We made it through Friday evening! Here’s what happened today: 12.56am GMT Michael Cohen’s congressional testimony was watched by 15.8 million people, AP reports. Nielsen company released the numbers today, showing the total across eight different networks throughout the day: The number contrasts...
Tags: Supreme Court, Republicans, Senate, White House, US, World news, US news, Ap, Democrats, US politics, House Of Representatives, US Senate, US Congress, Nielsen, Fox News Channel, Donald Trump


COLUMN-NOPEC bills provide useful leverage for the White House: Kemp | Reuters

COLUMN-NOPEC bills provide useful leverage for the White House: Kemp | Reuters:For a proposed statute still at the first stage of the legislative process, with only a handful of sponsors in the U.S. Congress, the “No Oil Producing and Exporting Countries Act of 2019” (NOPEC) is generating a lot of comment.The amount of attention being paid to the proposed legislation is out of all proportion to its probability of being enacted into law - unless oil prices spike higher at some point during the re...
Tags: Travel, Senate, White House, House Of Representatives, Reuters, U S Congress, Kemp, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, NOPEC


Gov. Jay Inslee launches presidential campaign with optimism about halting climate change

Inslee plans to take his campaign on the road immediately, heading to New York City for media interviews, and to Iowa on Tuesday, followed by a trip to Nevada and California later in the week.
Tags: News, California, New York City, Environment, Iowa, Local Politics, Nevada, Local News, Inslee, Jay Inslee, Nation & World Politics


Microsoft Builds a Chat Bot To Match Patients To Clinical Trials

Microsoft has built a "Clinical Trials Bot" that does just as the name implies: suggests links to trials that best match the patients' needs. The bot "lets patients and doctors search for studies related to a disease and then answer a succession of text questions," reports Bloomberg. "Drugmakers can also use it to find test subjects." From the report: Microsoft won't release the bot as its own product. Instead, the software giant is talking to pharmaceutical companies that it hopes will use the ...
Tags: Microsoft, California, White House, Tech, U S Census Bureau, U S White House, Bitran, Bloomberg Drugmakers, Hadas Bitran, Microsoft Healthcare Israel Bitran


Barnier 'working on legal add-on' to Brexit deal to help May

EU negotiator frustrated at UK demands over Irish backstop but looking at adjunct to dealMichel Barnier has told EU ambassadors that he is having to repeatedly rebut British demands for a time limit on the Irish backstop but that he is working on a legal add-on to the Brexit deal to help the prime minister.During a meeting on Friday in Brussels, the EU’s chief negotiator expressed frustration with the British demands after the latest round of talks. “The UK side keeps on insisting on the same tw...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Germany, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Brussels, Article 50, Brexit, Michel Barnier, Barnier, Jacob Rees-Mogg


House Democrat: Sean Hannity Should Testify After Challenging Michael Cohen’s Claims

WASHINGTON — Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.), a key House Democrat who sits on the Judiciary Committee, says that Sean Hannity should testify under oath after countering Michael Cohen’s claim that Donald Trump directed him to make hush money payments to Stormy Daniels. On Thursday, Hannity said on Fox News that Cohen told him that he […]
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, House, Fox News, Donald Trump, Sean Hannity, Cohen, Stormy Daniels, Michael Cohen, HANNITY, Judiciary Committee, David Cicilline


What You Need To Know About Security Clearances, Inside And Outside The White House

Millions of government workers and contractors hold government clearances, and the president can grant them to anyone he wants — even, as one expert said, Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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President Trump Reportedly Ordered His Son-in-Law Be Given a Security Clearance. Here’s How They Work

President Donald Trump ordered his chief of staff to grant Jared Kushner — Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser — a top-secret security clearance, the New York Times reported on Thursday. In doing this, Trump was effectively quashing concerns raised by the White House’s top lawyer and intelligence officials that Kushner should perhaps not be granted…
Tags: News, White House, Uncategorized, New York Times, National Security, Donald Trump, Trump, Kushner, Jared Kushner, Jared Kushner Trump


Washington's Inslee puts climate change at center of presidential bid

Speaking in Seattle in the chilly garage of a solar energy company, Inslee became the first governor to join the crowded field of Democrats vying for the party's White House nomination in 2020, a race expected to be volatile and hard-fought as the winner faces off against Trump. "I am running for president because, unlike the man who is in the White House, I believe in all the people who make up America," Inslee, who regularly swipes at Trump on Twitter, said to cheers. The governor and former...
Tags: Science, Washington, White House, America, Seattle, Trump, Inslee, Trump on Twitter, America Inslee


House panel demands White House turn over Kushner documents – live

White House given deadline of Monday to comply with committee’s request after reports Trump ordered security clearance for KushnerSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 9.22pm GMT Donald Trump is pushing back on criticism of his willingness to absolve North Korean leader Kim Jong-un of responsibility in the death of American Otto Warmbier.The president claimed he had been “misinterpreted” in a pair of tweets, hours after Warmbier’s parents rebuked Trump’s comments accepting Ki...
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Here’s What The Public Thought Of The Michael Cohen Hearing: Poll

Americans' views about White House wrongdoing have changed little since last summer.
Tags: News, White House, Michael Cohen


House Oversight Committee issues ultimatum to White House

The chairman of the House Oversight Committee issued a stark warning Friday to White House counsel Pat Cipollone, demanding that the White House turn over documents and comply with interviews related to how the White House handled security clearances of some of the President's closest advisers.
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House panel demands White House security clearance info after Kushner story

The chairman of the House Oversight Committee issued a stark warning Friday to White House counsel Pat Cipollone, demanding that the White House turn over documents and comply with interviews related to how the White House handled security clearances of some of the President's closest advisers.
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House Oversight Committee demands documents on how administration handles security clearances

The chairman of the House Oversight Committee issued a stark warning Friday to White House counsel Pat Cipollone, demanding that the White House turn over documents and comply with interviews related to how the White House handled security clearances of some of the President's closest advisers.
Tags: News, White House, Stories, House Oversight Committee, Pat Cipollone


House Oversight Committee issues ultimatum to White House over security clearance information

The chairman of the House Oversight Committee issued a stark warning Friday to White House counsel Pat Cipollone, demanding that the White House turn over documents and comply with interviews related to how the White House handled security clearances of some of the President's closest advisers.
Tags: White House, Cnn, House Oversight Committee, Pat Cipollone


More than 1,000 TSA workers still waiting for their paycheck after Trump government shutdown

The Transportation Safety Administration gave workers partial paychecks while Donald Trump's federal government shutdown was in effect. Weeks after the longest shutdown in U.S. history, over 1,000 TSA employees are still waiting for pay owed. When his shutdown over a non-existent border wall crisis finally ended, Trump said his first priority would be getting federal employees paid up in full on all their back pay owed. That hasn't happened. The Office of Management of Budget instructed agen...
Tags: Security, Post, Politics, News, Air Travel, Government, Cnn, Tsa, Donald Trump, Shutdown, Trump, Picks, Transportation Safety Administration, Office of Management of Budget, Pekoske, Bureau of Labor Statistics A TSA


White House economist: Limiting buybacks could create 'zombie' firms

If lawmakers restrict stock buybacks, that could backfire on the American economy, White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett warned on Friday.
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This Week: Cohen Testimony Implies Trump Committed A Crime While In Office

In electrifying testimony before the House Intelligence Committee, Michael Cohen accused President Trump of personally signing checks reimbursing Cohen for their hush money scheme after he’d taken office. Cohen testified that Trump was intimately involved with the Trump Tower Moscow project during the 2016 campaign, and that Trump’s lawyers changed the text of Cohen’s congressional testimony about the development. To top it off, Cohen claimed under oath that Trump routinely engaged in tax and in...
Tags: Post, Florida, New York, News, White House, Russia, Cnn, Democrats, House, House Intelligence Committee, Trump, Allegra Kirkland, Elijah Cummings, Cohen, Michael Cohen, Roger Stone


When it comes to security clearances, the president has total power — despite concerns

Trump forced a senior White House official to grant Jared Kushner a security clearance. Despite outrage, the president appears to have the right to do so.
Tags: News, White House, Trump, Jared Kushner


Washington Governor Inslee's White House bid to focus on climate change

Inslee, 68, is the first governor in the group vying for the chance to challenge President Donald Trump, the likely Republican nominee, in next year's general election. "I’m running for president because I am the only candidate who will make defeating climate change our nation’s number one priority," Inslee said in a video released Friday morning. Michael Ahrens, spokesman for the Republican National Committee, said in an email to Reuters that Inslee had "zero" chance of winning the presidency...
Tags: Science, Washington, White House, Donald Trump, Republican National Committee, Reuters, Inslee, Michael Ahrens


Devin Nunes: ‘Everything That Mueller Did’ Should Be Made Public

Representative Devin Nunes on Friday called for "everything" related to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation to be made public."I want everything that Mueller did made public. I want every email, everybody that they wiretapped, every warrant that they got," Nunes, the ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, said during remarks at the Conservative Political Action Conference.“I think the White House is going to ultimately have to get involved in declassifying ...
Tags: News, Congress, California, White House, Russia, Fbi, House Intelligence Committee, Justice Department, Trump, Senate Judiciary Committee, Mueller, Barr, Devin Nunes, Nunes, Robert Mueller, William Barr


Washington Gov. joins crowded 2020 Dem presidential field

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee launched his bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination on Friday, declaring climate change the nation's most pressing issue and promising to build his White House bid around it.
Tags: Washington, White House, Jay Inslee


Chuka Umunna: I never felt totally comfortable in the Labour party

Exclusive: Streatham MP says decision to breakaway and form TIG, ‘hugely liberating’Chuka Umunna, who quit Labour last week to form the breakaway Independent Group, has said he never felt “comfortable” in his old party – and found his mixed cultural and class background were “a chain round my neck”.One of eight Labour MPs who joined the Independent Group (TIG), citing antisemitism and Jeremy Corbyn’s handling of Brexit, the Streatham MP said the decision to leave behind what he called a “culture...
Tags: Politics, Race, UK News, Labour, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, Chuka Umunna, TIG, Streatham, Independent Group, The Independent Group, Independent Group TIG


Tristan O’Tierney, who helped develop Square’s original payment app, has passed away

Tristan O’Tierney, a cofounder of the payments company Stripe has passed away at age 35. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, O’Tierney died last weekend in Florida or addiction-related causes after a hospital was unable to revive him. In the Chron’s piece, it reports that Square cofounders Jack Dorsey and Jim McKelvey hired O’Tierney to develop Square’s original mobile payment app in early 2009, and that O’Tierney is generally credited as a co-founder. He left the company in 2013, eight ye...
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House panel sets deadline for WH on security clearances info

WASHINGTON (AP) — A congressional committee is giving the White House until Monday to voluntarily turn over documents related to White House security clearances. The deadline from the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform comes amid questions about the Trump administration’s truthfulness regarding how senior adviser Jared Kushner got his high-level security clearance. Chairman […]
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House panel demands Kushner clearance details from White House

After weeks of White House stonewalling, House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings, in a letter to the White House, said "I am now writing a final time to request your voluntary cooperation." Cummings panel has subpoena power. Cummings highlighted in his letter a New York Times story that said Trump ordered his former chief of staff John Kelly to provide Kushner with clearance over objections from Kelly and Donald McGahn, then White House counsel. The Times said Kelly and McGahn both ...
Tags: News, White House, New York Times, Cia, Times, John Kelly, Trump, Kelly, Elijah Cummings, Cummings, Kushner, House Oversight Committee, Donald McGahn, McGahn



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