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How about we just leave the clocks where they're at now?This idea seems to be gaining in popularity. . [Author: Tam]
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Nicolás Maduro blames 'demonic' Trump plot for blackout crippling Venezuela

In a televised nationwide address, leader says White House ‘ordered this attack’ and calls on public to mount ‘active resistance’Venezuela’s leader, Nicolás Maduro, has accused Donald Trump of masterminding a “demonic” plot to destroy his country and force him from power by crippling the country’s electricity system with a fascist, imperialist and criminal “electromagnetic attack”.Maduro’s political foes and many specialists are convinced the calamitous nationwide black out that struck last Thur...
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The Real Immigration Problem

ICE had to simply drop off newly minted immigrants to a bus stop. Immigration officials dropped off about 50 more undocumented migrants, mostly from Central America, Friday morning at a Greyhound bus station near Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, where they were left to fend for themselves as overwhelmed volunteers sought help for them. [ … ] Since Dec. 21, according to the data, ICE has released 84,500 migrant family members. Of that, 14,500 have been released in the Phoenix area, 37,50...
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White House budget proposal tightens the screws on science, from space to salmon

The White House’s $4.7 trillion spending plan for fiscal year 2020 aims to give a boost to the Space Force, but would dial down work on NASA’s Space Launch System, zero out the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope, leave salmon in the lurch and slash science spending on other fronts. When it comes to outer space, the brightest spotlight falls on lunar exploration and space commercialization — which is in line with the priorities of the National Space Council, headed by Vice President Mike Pence....
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Anderson Cooper: Here's where Sanders left the factual world

CNN's Anderson Cooper discusses President Trump reportedly saying "Democrats hate Jewish people" and White House press secretary Sarah Sanders' response when pressed on those reported comments during the White House press briefing.
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May wins ‘improved’ Brexit deal but it may not be enough for MPs

British PM secures ‘legally binding changes’ in Strasbourg talks with Jean-Claude JunckerTheresa May has called for MPs to “come together” to back her deal after claiming to have secured the legally binding changes parliament wanted to ensure the EU cannot trap the UK in the Irish backstop and a permanent customs union.But within minutes of the start of a late-night joint press conference in Strasbourg, those words rang hollow, as Jean-Claude Juncker, the European commission president, conceded ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Strasbourg, Article 50, Brexit, Jean Claude Juncker, Jean Claude JunckerTheresa May


Cheney criticized Trump foreign policy in closed-door event

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Dick Cheney has been criticizing President Donald Trump’s foreign policy, even comparing it with that of former President Barack Obama. Speaking with Vice President Mike Pence this weekend, Cheney warned that Trump’s decision to withdraw troops from Syria and complaints about NATO were making American allies question the dependability […]
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Beto O’Rourke plans first Iowa visit amid 2020 speculation

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke is making his first trip to Iowa of the 2020 campaign, visiting the state that kicks off presidential voting amid intense speculation that he’ll enter the race for the White House. A spokesman says O’Rourke will visit the University of Northern Iowa on Saturday to campaign […]
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Pelosi comes out against impeaching Trump: 'He's just not worth it'

House speaker says move would be too divisive without ‘compelling and bipartisan’ rationale Nancy Pelosi said of impeachment: ‘It divides the country.’ Photograph: Pool New/Reuters Donald Trump should not be impeached unless the reasons are overwhelming and bipartisan, given how divisive it would be for the country, the House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, has said. “I’m not for impeachment,” Pelosi, the top US Democrat, said in a Washington Post interview published on Monday. “Impeachment is so divi...
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WaPo: In Talk With Pence, Cheney Compared Trump’s Foreign Policy to Obama’s

In a recent “off-the-record” discussion with Vice President Mike Pence, former Vice President Dick Cheney compared President Donald Trump’s foreign policy to former President Barack Obama’s, according to a transcript obtained by The Washington Post. At one point during what the Post described as a “vigorous back-and-forth,” which took place during a March 9 retreat in Sea Island, Georgia that was hosted by the neoconservative American Enterprise Institute, Pence remarked: “Well, who wrote the...
Tags: Post, News, Obama, Barack Obama, Syria, Ronald Reagan, Nato, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Donald Trump, The Washington Post, Dick Cheney, Cheney, New York State, Trump, Mike Pence, Pence


May and Juncker give press conference on changes to Brexit deal – Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including the build-up to tomorrow’s key Brexit voteMay secures ‘legally binding changes’ to Brexit dealA guide to this week’s crucial votesBrexit talks ‘deadlocked’, says Downing Street 11.12pm GMT The Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, has responded to May’s statement, saying her “negotiations have failed”.This evening’s agreement with the European Commission does not contain anything approaching the changes Theresa May promis...
Tags: Politics, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Labour, Michael Gove, European Commission, Parliament, Article 50, Leo Varadkar, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, John Mcdonnell, May


May secures legally binding changes to Brexit deal, government claims

New measures negotiated with EU’s Jean-Claude Juncker, David Lidington tells MPsTheresa May has secured “legally binding” changes to her Brexit deal that mean the EU cannot trap the UK in the Irish backstop and a permanent customs union, her deputy, David Lidington, has said.In a dramatic late announcement to the House of Commons on Monday night, Lidington said May had struck the agreement after an 11th-hour dash to Strasbourg to meet EU leaders, raising her hopes of persuading Eurosceptic MPs t...
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May secures ‘legally binding changes’ in Strasbourg to Brexit deal – Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including the build-up to tomorrow’s key Brexit voteA guide to this week’s crucial votesBrexit talks ‘deadlocked’, says Downing Street 10.16pm GMT Starmer is saying he does not believe the evening’s developments would allow the attorney general to change his legal advice.Lidington had said the Cox would be publishing advice ahead of Tuesday’s debate, but needed time to consider the new changes.The attorney general will publ...
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White House Mum on if Trump Really Thinks Dems ‘Hate’ Jews

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders refused several times to say whether Trump really thinks Democrats "hate" Jews.
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Nine Major Agency Reform Proposals in Trump's 2020 Budget

Hiring surges, eliminated offices and more in the White House's latest budget blueprint.
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Trump news: President demands billions for border wall as Pelosi says he 'isn't worth' impeaching

Donald Trump will reportedly ask Congress for $8.6bn (£6.6bn) to build his southern border wall on Monday under proposals for his 2020 fiscal budget, a $3bn (£2.3bn) increase on his last estimate for the job. The White House is proposing $2.7trn (£2trn) in spending cuts for the year beginning 1 October, a reduction of 5 percent across all non-defence agencies while military funding is boosted to $750bn (£577bn). Senior Democrats Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer were quick to shoot down the propo...
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Trump’s Epic History of Coddling, Promoting and Refusing to Denounce Anti-Semitism

President Trump is the most successful, prominent promoter of anti-Semitism in American history. Certainly he is the only president who has ever compiled such a record. I wanted to put together just a handful of examples of this. I ignored the voluminous examples of avowed anti-Semites promoting and supporting the President as their candidate. I’m not included accounts in books of anti-Semitic smears and comments from Trump. I’m also not including numerous statements about Jews in which he make...
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Tammy Baldwin On The Next Battle For LGBTQ+ Rights

It’s 2019 and, in more than half of the states in the United States, it remains legal to discriminate against members of the LGBTQ+ community in the workplace, in housing, in public spaces, and many other areas. The absence of a federal anti-discrimination law has a deep impact in the everyday lives of this community: Research shows nearly two-thirds of LGBTQ+ people in the U.S. have experienced discrimination based on their gender identity or sexual orientation.Sen. Tammy Baldwin hopes to chan...
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Brits, Berlin, and Brexit: How British Citizens Can Stay in Berlin

Brexit checklist: a valid passport, Anmeldung, a print-out of your online registration form for the Ausländerbehörde, a paying job, German health insurance, a German bank account, a German driving license, and a year’s supply of decent cider. The 29th of March is nearly upon us, and after more than two years of “robust” negotiations, it’s looking more and more like we’re headed for a no-deal Brexit. So what does that mean for those of us from the UK who have decided to make Berlin our home? As w...
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Trump condemned for budget cutting welfare while boosting spending for border wall and military: ‘This is for the billionaire class’

Donald Trump has been accused of proposing a budget for the “military industrial complex and the billionaire class”, after the White House released details of a plan that would cut spending on welfare and education while boosting money for the military and a border wall. The $4.7 trillion (£3.5 trillion) budget proposal, which is all but certain to be rejected by the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives and once again put the president on a collision course with congress over his dema...
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Whitaker Will Meet With House Judiciary Again To Clarify Testimony

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker will meet behind closed doors with leaders of the House Judiciary Committee to clarify testimony he gave last month. That’s according to a committee aide who requested anonymity to discuss the closed meeting. Whitaker will meet Wednesday with House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler and the committee’s top Republican, Georgia Rep. Doug Collins. The committee reached an agreement with the Justice Department last month fo...
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U.S. transport chief: 'tight time frame' for $1 trillion infrastructure boost

The White House on Monday said it wanted Congress to approve legislation to boost U.S. infrastructure by at least $1 trillion, with a "tight time frame" to agree a bill to fund repairs of roads, bridges, airports and other projects.
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Sarah Sanders Won’t Say Whether President Trump Really Thinks Democrats ‘Hate’ Jews

(WASHINGTON) — White House press secretary Sarah Sanders is refusing to say whether President Donald Trump really thinks Democrats “hate” Jewish people. Before Trump left the White House on Friday for his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, he said the Democrats have become an “anti-Jewish party.” Later in the day, Trump told Republican National Committee donors…
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WH defends Trump's claim that Cohen asked him for pardon

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders reasserted during Monday's press briefing that President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, lied before Congress last month when he claimed that he never asked the President for a pardon.
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White House defends Trump's claim that Cohen asked him for a pardon

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders reasserted during Monday's press briefing that President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, lied before Congress last month when he claimed that he never asked the President for a pardon.
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'Absurd' to say Trump unreliable trade negotiator with China - White House

The White House said on Monday it was "absurd" to suggest that President Donald Trump was an unreliable negotiator as China reportedly balks at a summit with President Xi Jinping over concerns Trump would walk away from a trade deal.
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President Trump and China’s Xi Haven’t Set a Date for a Trade Summit, Sarah Sanders Says

Trump has said he’ll need to meet Xi to conclude any agreement over trade
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Whitaker to return to House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday

Former acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker is slated to return Wednesday to the House Judiciary Committee after Democrats demanded he provide more details about his conversations with President Donald Trump and White House officials involving the Russia investigation and other probes impacting the presidency.
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Leaders invite NATO secretary-general to address Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders of both parties are inviting NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg (yenz STOHL’-ten’-burg) to address a joint meeting of Congress next month around the 70th anniversary of the trans-Atlantic alliance. Congressional officials say House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is inviting Stoltenberg with agreement from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The bipartisan show of support […]
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