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Donald Trump threatens to shut Mexico border as he says he is 'not kidding around’

Threatening drastic action against Mexico, President Donald Trump declared Friday he is likely to shut down America’s southern border next week unless Mexican authorities immediately halt all illegal immigration. Such a severe move could hit the economies of both countries, but the president emphasized, "I am not kidding around." "It could mean all trade" with Mexico, Mr Trump said when questioned by reporters in Florida. "We will close it for a long time." President Trump has been promising for...
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WH budget office, not DeVos, pushed for Special Olympics cuts, official says

The Education Department failed to include funding for the Special Olympics in its budget proposal this year after it was rebuffed by the White House's budget office, a department official familiar with the process tells CNN.
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WH not DeVos pushed for Special Olympics cuts, official says

The Education Department failed to include funding for the Special Olympics in its budget proposal this year after it was rebuffed by the White House's budget office, a department official familiar with the process tells CNN.
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WH budget office, not DeVos, pushed for proposed Special Olympics cuts, official says

The Education Department failed to include funding for the Special Olympics in its budget proposal this year after it was rebuffed by the White House's budget office, according to a department official familiar with the process.
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Ocasio-Cortez can’t run, but she’s a big part of 2020 race

WASHINGTON (AP) — AOC could stand for “All Over the Campaign.” For better or worse, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, known ubiquitously by her initials, is a big part of the 2020 race for the White House more than five years before she’s even old enough to run for the nation’s highest office. Democrats want her endorsement. […]
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Exclusive: With a piece of paper, Trump called on Kim to hand over nuclear weapons

Trump gave Kim both Korean and English-language versions of the U.S. position at Hanoi's Metropole hotel on Feb. 28, according to a source familiar with the discussions, speaking on condition of anonymity. It was the first time that Trump himself had explicitly defined what he meant by denuclearization directly to Kim, the source said. The document's existence was first mentioned by White House national security adviser John Bolton in television interviews he gave after the two-day summit.
Tags: News, White House, Kim, Hanoi, Trump, John Bolton, Metropole


Cardenas accuser loses bid to have lawyer, cameras present during mental exam

LOS ANGELES – A judge on Friday denied a motion by a young woman to have her lawyer present and cameras running when she is interviewed by a psychiatrist picked by lawyers for Rep. Tony Cardenas, D-Panorama City, who she alleges fondled her when she was 16 years old in 2007. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Steven Kleifield said he will leave it up to Dr. Saul Faerstein to take whatever steps necessary to make sure the woman, identified in her lawsuit only as Jane Doe, will be comfortable during...
Tags: Lyft, Politics, News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Local News, DOE, Los Angeles Superior Court, Balboa Park, Jane Doe, Latina, Turk, Cardenas, California Superior Court, Tony Cárdenas


May hints at possible need for election, saying MPs 'reaching limits' of Brexit process - as it happened

Rolling updates on the fate of the withdrawal agreement on the day UK was supposed to be leaving EUMPs reject Theresa May’s Brexit deal by 58 votesHow did each MP vote on the withdrawal agreement?Q&A: what happens now?May’s statement after defeatMay’s statement - What it means for what next? 10.32pm GMT That’s all from us this evening – thanks for reading. Here’s a summary of the day’s events: Related: May hopes to hold fourth vote on Brexit deal 9.36pm GMT Scotland Yard has now updat...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, London, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, House Of Commons, Boris Johnson, Scotland Yard, Article 50, Brexit, Geoffrey Cox


South Korea's Moon to meet Trump over stalled North Korea talks

Moon and U.S. President Donald Trump scheduled a summit in Washington on April 11 to discuss North Korea and other alliance issues, the White House said. "The alliance between the United States and the Republic of Korea remains the linchpin of peace and security on the Korean peninsula and in the region," it said in a statement. South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha met U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Washington on Friday, where they were expected to discuss Moon's visit and ways...
Tags: South Korea, Science, Washington, North Korea, White House, United States, Moon, Kim Jong Un, Donald Trump, Hanoi, Trump, State, Korean Peninsula, Republic of Korea, Mike Pompeo, Kang Kyung


Voice of the Mirror: Only one to blame

A third rejection of the Prime Minister's deal told us all we needed to know about her ability to represent the UK [Author: Voice of the Mirror]
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Sky presenter caught saying ‘b*****ks on-air during heated Brexit discussion

Adam Boulton was engaged in a forthright discussion about Brexit when he uttered the swear word [Author: Neil Murphy]
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America’s most notorious ex-gay center is still operating. Will it finally be stopped?

The testimony about what went on inside the organization JONAH in 2015 was the stuff of nightmares.
Tags: Feature, Politics, Lifestyle, America, New Jersey, Jonah, Ad Friendly, Southern Poverty Law Center, Conversion Therapy, JIGFA


Redacted Mueller report expected to be released by mid-April

A redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on the Russia investigation will be sent to Congress by mid-April and will not be shared with the White House beforehand, Attorney General William Barr said Friday.
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In the Age of Politics: 3 Big Communication Tips to Keep the Peace

In today’s controversial political climate, discussions can be a tad tricky to navigate. On the one hand, people want to bring awareness to various issues and vent about their frustrations. However, once the line is crossed, once a “friendly debate” turns into a downright spiral — insults and all — relationships can be strained, to say the least. I’ve seen family members bicker to the point where voices are raised and feelings are hurt. I’ve seen awful rhetoric on Facebook that results in br...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, Family, Politics, Obamacare, Washington, Judgment, Communication, Cnn, Anger Management, Anger, Trump, Don, John Avlon, Margaret Hoover, Minding the Media


Exclusive: Trump eager for trade deal with post-Brexit Britain - Bolton to Reuters TV

White House national security adviser John Bolton said on Friday that President Donald Trump is eager for a U.S. trade deal with Britain once it breaks away from the European Union.
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READ: AG Barr Says Mueller Report To Be Released In Mid-April In New Letter

Attorney General Bill Barr sent Congress another letter on Friday updating lawmakers on the status of the Justice Department’s review of the Mueller report. The letter states that the report is “nearly 400 pages” long, and that he expects to send a redacted version to lawmakers in mid-April. In the letter, addressed to Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY), Barr says that he is available to testify before the Senat...
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, White House, Russia, House, Justice Department, Lindsey Graham, Trump, Tierney Sneed, Senate Judiciary Committee, AG, House Judiciary Committee, Mueller, Barr, Nadler


Linda McMahon to Step Down as Head of the Small Business Administration

Linda McMahon is leaving her job as head of the Small Business Administration. Politico reports McMahon will step down as Administrator of SBA. Linda McMahon to Step Down This is not a performance-based move. Instead, Trump wants McMahon to head a political action committee for his re-election. Even though McMahon only stayed a little over two years as head of the SBA, she was the one constant in the Trump administration. She was also able to stay below the radar, unlike some members of Trump...
Tags: White House, US, Sales, Startup, Connecticut, Breaking News, Donald Trump, Trump, U S Senate, Small Business Administration, McMahon, SBA, Linda McMahon, Vince McMahon, Instead Trump, Small Business Administration Politico


Red Cross announces aid delivery to Venezuela as White House warns Russia over troop deployment

The Red Cross has announced that it plans next month to bring aid to 650,000 Venezuelan people, attempting to push through the blockade imposed by President Nicolas Maduro and alleviate immense suffering. Francesco Rocca, the head of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, said on Friday that his organisation would bring in supplies, handing them out to those most in need. He insisted that his aid delivery was not partisan, and would be distributed fairly. Mr Maduro...
Tags: News, White House, Russia, US, United States, Venezuela, Red Cross, Donald Trump, Nicolás Maduro, Abrams, Caracas, John Bolton, Maduro, Western Hemisphere, Elliot Abrams, Rocca


White House warns Russia over troops in Venezuela, threatens sanctions

After two Russian air force planes carrying nearly 100 military personnel landed outside of Caracas on Saturday, U.S. officials prepared a list of possible responses - including sanctions - for U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Trump's envoy on Venezuela said. "We have options and it would be a mistake for the Russians to think they have a free hand," said Elliott Abrams, the U.S. special representative for Venezuela. U.S. President Donald Trump earlier this week said "Russia has to get out...
Tags: Science, White House, Russia, Venezuela, Donald Trump, State, Caracas, Elliott Abrams, Mike Pompeo Trump


U.S. readying sanctions on Russia over nerve-agent attack in Britain: Bloomberg

The White House has received a package of new sanctions to be imposed on Russia in retaliation for the 2018 nerve-agent attack on a Russian double agent in Britain, Bloomberg reported on Friday. Officials at the U.S. Treasury and State Departments have vetted the sanctions and are awaiting approval from the White House to issue them, Bloomberg said, citing people familiar with the matter. Sergei Skripal, a former colonel in Russia's GRU military intelligence service, and his 33-year-old daught...
Tags: News, White House, Russia, Bloomberg, Britain, Gru, Salisbury, Yulia, Sergei Skripal, Britain Bloomberg, U S Treasury and State Departments


Should You Have to Work to Get Medicaid? Some Red States Say Yes

After Casey Copeland got sober, he started turning his life around. The 37-year-old Arkansas resident began volunteering at homelessness and addiction recovery organizations near Little Rock to gain experience to become a drug and alcohol counselor. And he signed up for Medicaid. “When you get hooked on drugs like I did, you lose everything,” Copeland…
Tags: News, White House, Uncategorized, Arkansas, Healthcare, Health Care, Donald Trump, Medicaid, Little Rock, Casey Copeland


White House's Kudlow says U.S.-China trade talks making headway

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Friday the United States and China are making progress in trade talks.
Tags: Money, White House, China, businessNews, United States, Larry Kudlow, Kudlow


DUP would rather REMAIN in the EU than risk Northern Ireland's place in the UK

The DUP have propped up Theresa May's government since she failed to secure a majority in 2017 [Author: Nicola Bartlett]
Tags: Politics, UK, Eu, Theresa May, Northern Ireland, DUP, Nicola Bartlett


5 bits of bad news that got buried by Britain's Brexit chaos this week

It has been another week of high drama in Parliament but away from the Commons a number of important stories threatened to be overshadowed [Author: Nicola Bartlett, Dan Bloom]
Tags: Politics, Britain, Parliament, Brexit, Dan Bloom, Nicola Bartlett, Nicola Bartlett Dan Bloom


RAF Typhoon warplanes scrambled to intercept Russian bombers heading for UK

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said the incident showed RAF pilots "are ready to respond to any threat to the UK" [Author: Ben Glaze]
Tags: Politics, UK, Raf, Defence, Gavin Williamson, Ben Glaze


Applications to vote soar as Theresa May hints at a general election

The Prime Minister gave the strongest indication yet that the country would be going to the polls [Author: Nicola Bartlett]
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George Clooney leads hotel boycott over violent, anti-gay laws in Brunei

The actor and liberal lion called on people all over the globe to boycott hotels owned by the Sultan of Brunei. The nation passed a law that would see gay people whipped and stoned to death.
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Fed's Quarles: More rate hikes likely needed 'at some point' given outlook

Influential Federal Reserve Vice Chair Randal Quarles, setting aside recent data weakness and complaints from the White House about interest rate hikes, on Friday gave a bullish view of the U.S. economy and said more rate increases may be needed if recent positive trends in productivity and investment continue.
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Brexit: as May's deal is defeated for the third time, the next steps explained

The scenarios still on the table after MPs voted down the withdrawal agreement on FridayAll of today’s Brexit developments - live updatesHow did each MP vote on the withdrawal agreement?The European commission warned that a no-deal Brexit was now “likely” following the third defeat of Theresa May’s deal in the Commons on Friday. Without a deal, the default Brexit date is 12 April. But a range of scenarios remain open. EU leaders will meet at an extraordinary summit on 10 April to listen to the p...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Article 50, Brexit, Michel Barnier


EU gives Britain 11 days to come up with new Brexit plan

Brussels calls emergency summit for 10 April after MPs reject Theresa May’s deal for third timeFollow the latest political developments - liveThe EU has given the British government 11 days to come up with a fresh Brexit plan to avoid crashing out of the bloc at 11pm on 12 April.In the immediate aftermath of the crushing rejection of the prime minister’s deal, the European council president, Donald Tusk, called an emergency leaders’ summit. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Britain, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Brussels, Article 50, Brexit, Donald Tusk, European Council



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