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'Serious' questions over SAS involvement in Yemen war

Minister promises to investigate report of firefight involving British personnel as claims swirl about child soldiers in Saudi-led forceThe foreign office minister Mark Field has promised to get to the bottom of “very serious and well sourced” allegations that British SAS soldiers have been injured in a firefight with Houthi rebel soldiers in Yemen.He was answering an urgent question asked in the Commons on Tuesday by the shadow foreign secretary, Emily Thornberry, who suggested the Britons may ...
Tags: Politics, UK, UK News, World news, Military, Middle East and North Africa, Foreign Policy, Emily Thornberry, Yemen, Sas, Mark Field


Green New Deal: Senate defeats proposal as Democrats unite in protest

Non-binding proposal spearheaded by progressives aims to reduce greenhouse gases and lessen social inequity The US Senate defeated a motion to take up the Green New Deal, the non-binding proposal spearheaded by progressive Democratic lawmakers to radically reduce greenhouse gases and try to lessen social inequity. Republican leaders in the Senate had scheduled Tuesday’s vote in an effort to turn the proposal into a wedge issue in the 2020 elections, hoping to force Democrats on the record a...
Tags: Utah, New York, Science, Senate, White House, Massachusetts, US, San Francisco, Gop, United States, Maine, House, Mitch McConnell, US Senate, Donald Trump, Kirsten Gillibrand


Government rejects petition to 'cancel Brexit' signed by 5.8 million people

MPs will debate the petition but government says stopping Brexit would ‘break promises’ The British government has rejected a petition calling for Brexit to be stopped, which gathered more than 5.8 million signatures.The petition is due to be debated by MPs on 1 April, after breaking the 100,000 threshold for consideration and becoming the best-supported proposal in the history of the House of Commons and government’s e-petitions website. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, House Of Commons, Article 50, Brexit


Trump Taps Jon Voight, Mike Huckabee for Kennedy Center Board

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump intends to appoint actor Jon Voight, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, and Broadway producer Daryl Roth to the board of trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The list of new appointees also includes American Financial Group co-CEO Carl Lindner III, TCW Group chairman Marc I. […]
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, Arkansas, Broadway, Kennedy Center, Donald Trump, Mike Huckabee, Jon Voight, Marc, Daryl Roth, American Financial Group, Carl Lindner III, TCW Group, Jon Voight Mike Huckabee, Kennedy Center Board


Trump hosts Stanley Cup champs at White House

President Donald Trump welcomed the reigning NHL champion Washington Capitals to the Oval Office.            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Washington, White House, Ap, NHL, Donald Trump, Trump, Oval Office


Joe Biden laments role in Anita Hill hearing

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden says he regrets he didn’t give Anita Hill “the hearing she deserved” when she shared her story of sexual harassment in the Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas three decades ago. Biden, who chaired the Senate Judiciary committee at the time, lamented Tuesday […]
Tags: New York, News, Supreme Court, Senate, Joe Biden, Nation, Biden, Anita Hill, Senate Judiciary Committee, Clarence Thomas, Nation & World Politics


Trump's Border Emergency Survives as Veto Override Falls Short

The 248-181 vote Tuesday was short of the two-thirds majority needed to overturn Trump’s first veto, as most Republicans voted against the resolution despite the public unpopularity of the emergency declaration. The vote kills Democrats’ legislative effort to rein in Trump’s plan to fund a wall on the border with Mexico, and it demonstrates the president’s enduring influence over GOP lawmakers. “Today, congressional Democrats attempted to block the president’s National Emergency Declaration - ...
Tags: News, Mexico, White House, Gop, Trump


White House Memo: For Trump’s Aides, Celebratory Dinners and a Hunger for Revenge

With the Mueller inquiry over, a less playful theme emerged alongside the wisecracks at the White House: Once the party ends, the president’s perceived enemies should pay.
Tags: News, White House, Giuliani, Trump, Sanders, Conway, Mueller, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, SARAH HUCKABEE, Kellyanne, Rudolph W, Robert S III, Parscale, Brad (1976-, Trump 's Aides Celebratory Dinners


Brexit: MPs table flurry of alternative proposals for Commons - as it happened

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including reaction to the Commons voting to try to take control of the Brexit processMPs likely to back soft Brexit or second vote, says minister who quitRees-Mogg says it is ‘very, very difficult’ to see no deal happeningGovernment may ignore result of indicative votes process, says Hancock 11.53pm GMT I am wrapping this up now. Tomorrow is set to be another incredible day potentially bearing a number of surprises.Here the...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, House Of Commons, Brexit, Oliver Letwin, Hancock, Andrea Leadsom, Matt Hancock, Tom Newton Dunn, Mogg, Democratic Unionist party (DUP, Jacob Rees-Mogg


President Trump suggests Obama White House was behind collusion probe

Trump's concern mirrors that of some Republicans in Congress who believe that the basis for the investigation deserves a much closer look and perhaps its own special counsel; Kevin Corke reports from the White House.
Tags: News, Obama, Congress, White House, Trump, Kevin Corke


Brexit: MPs table flurry of alternative proposals for Commons - live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including reaction to the Commons voting to try to take control of the Brexit processMPs likely to back soft Brexit or second vote, says minister who quitRees-Mogg says it is ‘very, very difficult’ to see no deal happeningGovernment may ignore result of indicative votes process, says Hancock 9.33pm GMT Labour appears to be backing the Kyle-Wilson amendment tomorrow, which would mean support for a confirmatory second referen...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Labour, House, House Of Commons, Sky, Parliament, Brexit, Oliver Letwin, Hancock, Norway Canada


#Brexit: Actual footage of UK trying to leave EU

Accurate. The guy-on-fence-falling-into-water GIF joke has been made a number of times, as has the dude running into traffic and bumbling out. I'm not sure who was first. Here are a few others that made me laugh, below. UK trying to leave the EU This sums up the UK trying to leave the EU #Brexit #BrexitVote pic.twitter.com/6hB9wdQCtz — Raj Popat (@MrRajPop) June 25, 2016 UK Trying to leave the EU. #Brexit pic.twitter.com/uWn9It00Yr — Tyler Ryan (@TylerRJ_) August 6, 2017
Tags: Post, Politics, UK, News, Funny, Eu, World news, Brexit, EU Brexit, Picks, Raj Popat, Tyler Ryan


‘Weeks, Not Months’ Until Redacted Mueller Report Released Publicly, DOJ Official Says

An unnamed Department of Justice Official told CNN, NBC News and Reuters Tuesday that it will take “weeks, not months” for special counsel Robert Mueller’s report to be released publicly. All of the outlets referred to the public report as “a version” of Mueller’s report. Before the release, Attorney General William Barr needs to review the report for redactable material like the details from grand jury proceedings. Barr released a brief summary of the report on Sunday. Reuters further report...
Tags: News, White House, Justice Department, Reuters, Senate Judiciary Committee, Mueller, Barr, Lindsey Graham R SC, Robert Mueller, Matt Shuham, CNN NBC News, William Barr, Russia Probe, Department of Justice Official


Does Donald Trump blocking certain Twitter accounts violate First Amendment?

Today, The United States Justice Department and a group of Twitter users faced off in court for the appeal of a case that will determine whether President Donald Trump blocking certain accounts on Twitter amounts to a violation of the First Amendment of our Constitution. CNN has an extensive report on the goings-on in today's court hearing. Here's an excerpt: Before a three-judge panel in Manhattan federal court, the Justice Department argued that Trump wasn't "wielding the power" of the feder...
Tags: Twitter, Post, Politics, New York, Technology, News, US, Cnn, Manhattan, Donald Trump, Utrecht, Justice Department, Hall, Trump, United States Justice Department, Peter Hall


Trump border emergency survives as House veto override fails

The Democratic-led House failed Tuesday to override President Donald Trump's first veto, salvaging his effort to steer billions of extra dollars to erecting border barriers and delivering a victory to the White House in a constitutional and political clash that's raged for months.
Tags: White House, House, Donald Trump


Tory Brexiters want May resignation date in order to back deal

Prime minister under pressure to say publicly she will hand over next stage to new leaderTheresa May is under intense pressure to set out a timetable for her departure from Downing Street to seal the support of Brexit hardliners including Boris Johnson and Jacob Rees-Mogg for her twice-rejected deal.The prime minister will address Conservative MPs at a meeting of the 1922 Committee of backbenchers on Wednesday as the House of Commons prepares to vote on alternatives to her Brexit deal. Continue ...
Tags: Politics, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, House Of Commons, Boris Johnson, Downing Street, Article 50, Brexit, Jacob Rees Mogg


Tories fight like rats in a sack to hang on to the hard Brexit dream

ERG hardliners who oppose May’s deal are blamed by Eurosceptic MPs for helping remainers“It’s like rats in a sack on the WhatsApp group today,” says one glum Tory Brexit-backing MP. “Everyone is turning on each other.”Another described the mood as “extremely bitter and very depressed” among many more mainstream Eurosceptic Conservative MPs who fear they are on the brink of losing the hard Brexit that was almost in their grasp. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Boris Johnson, Article 50, Brexit, Eurosceptic, Oliver Letwin, Dominic Raab, Democratic Unionist party (DUP, Jacob Rees-Mogg


The $16m New York penthouse fit for a UK civil servant

Exclusive: Luxury apartment next to UN headquarters to be used by senior diplomat charged with seeking post-Brexit trade deals The government has bought a $15.9m (£12m) seven bedroom luxury New York apartment for a senior British civil servant charged with signing fresh trade deals in a post-Brexit world, the Guardian can reveal.The foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt oversaw the purchase of a 5,893 sq ft (574 sq metre) apartment as the official residence for Antony Phillipson, the UK trade commission...
Tags: Politics, UK, New York, UK News, Tax and spending, Civil Service, Foreign Policy, Norman Foster, Manhattan, Un, Jeremy Hunt, North America, Brexit, Trade Policy, United Nations Plaza, Antony Phillipson


White House Announces Acting Regulatory Chief

Former Labor Department counselor Paul Ray will lead the administration’s ambitious deregulation effort, at least temporarily.
Tags: White House, Management, Paul Ray, Former Labor Department


Trump Administration’s Move to Gut Obamacare Raises Risks for 2020

The Justice Department shifted its stance, after arguing last year that some parts of the 2010 law -- but not all of it -- should be struck down in a case brought by the state of Texas. A federal district judge voided the law in a December ruling that is now under appeal. In a filing late Monday night, the Justice Department said that President Barack Obama’s signature legislative achievement should be wiped out.
Tags: Texas, News, Barack Obama, Justice Department, Trump Administration


Trump news - live: House fails to override president's veto, as impeachment vote numbers are under 'consideration'

Donald Trump will use the favourable outcome of the Mueller report to go after his enemies in Washington with a “political bludgeon”, an aide has warned. The FBI special counsel’s 22-month investigation found no evidence of his having colluded with Russia during the 2016 presidential election, according to attorney-general William Barr, who reviewed the filing over the weekend after being appointed by the president in February. “In terms of political payback, the people that I’ve talked to in ...
Tags: News, Washington, White House, Russia, Fbi, House, Donald Trump, Mueller, William Barr


House Fails To Override Trump’s Veto Of His Border Wall Emergency Declaration

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House fell short Tuesday in its effort to override President Donald Trump’s first veto, handing him a victory in his effort to spend billions more for constructing barriers along the Southwest border than Congress has approved. Lawmakers voted 248-181 in favor of overturning his veto, mostly along party lines, but that was 38 votes shy of the number needed for the required two-thirds majority. The outcome, not a surprise, enabled Trump to move forwar...
Tags: Texas, News, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Russia, US, Ap, Democrats, Gop, House, Pentagon, Nancy Pelosi, Republican, Donald Trump


Hugh Dancy Joins Wife Claire Danes in Homeland Final Season

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Hugh Dancy joins wife Claire Danes in Homeland final season Emmy nominee Hugh Dancy (Hannibal, The Path, Late Night) will be joining wife Claire Danes in the final season of Showtime’s drama Homeland, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { var standAloneSizeMa...
Tags: UK, TV, Movies, White House, Homeland, Taliban, Showtime, TV News, Hulu, Claire Danes, Hannibal, Danes, Hugh Dancy, Gordon, Saul, Josh Charles


House fails to override Trump veto over his border emergency

By ALAN FRAM WASHINGTON — The Democratic-controlled House fell short Tuesday in its effort to override President Donald Trump’s first veto, handing him a victory in his drive to spend billions more for constructing barriers along the Southwest border than Congress has approved. Lawmakers voted 248-181 in favor of overturning his veto, mostly along party lines, but that was 38 votes shy of the number needed for the required two-thirds majority. The outcome, not a surprise, enabled Trump to move f...
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Cory Booker to Speak at Human Rights Campaign’s L.A. Gala

WASHINGTON — Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), in the midst of his presidential bid, will speak at the Human Rights Campaign’s Los Angeles dinner on Saturday. Among those being honored at the event will be Christina Aguilera and Yeardley Smith (the voice of Lisa Simpson on “The Simpsons”), while artists Betty Who and Shea Diamond will […]
Tags: Politics, News, Christina Aguilera, Washington, Los Angeles, Human Rights Campaign, Cory Booker, Lisa Simpson, Cory Booker D N J, Yeardley Smith, Shea Diamond


$10M in West Valley improvements include theater, park and street projects

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved four projects Tuesday that Councilman Bob Blumenfield said will successfully grow economic opportunities in parts of the West San Fernando Valley. The council signed off on an expansion of the Aliso Creek Confluence Park, streetscape enhancements on Sherman Way in Reseda, improvements to the Madrid Theatre as part of the Canoga Park Arts Hub, and a new traffic signal. All of the projects are being funded with Community Redevelopment...
Tags: Politics, News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Los Angeles City Council, Aliso Creek, Wilbur, Victory Boulevard, Community Redevelopment Agency, West Valley, Los Angeles River, Lindley, Reseda, Canoga Park


The Anti-Constitutionality of Court-Packing

Recently, there has been a lot of talk on the ideological left in the United States, including among certain Democratic presidential candidates, about the benefits of adding seats to the Supreme Court (that is, “Court expansion” or “Court-packing,” depending on one’s rhetorical objectives) when the Democrats again control the White House and both houses of Congress. I will call such a move Court-packing, which is the more common term and also the term that seems to me more honest. In this post, ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Obama, Congress, Senate, White House, Court, Hillary Clinton, United States, Hawaii, Mitch McConnell, Republican Party, Fdr, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Committee, Branding, Antonin Scalia


Obama cites struggle of ACA in pitch to freshmen Democrats

Former President Barack Obama met with House Democratic freshmen in Washington at an event Monday night hosted by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Obama had some advice for the new class of lawmakers who've been making headlines since before they were sworn in.
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‘The View’ Co-Host Rebukes Trump Campaign’s Media Memo

“The White House is not in a position to tell the media what to do," the former "Fox & Friends" co-host said.
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Obama cites struggle of Affordable Care Act in pitch to House freshmen Democrats

Former President Barack Obama had some advice for the new class of lawmakers who've been making headlines since before they were sworn in
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