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'National problem': Troubling report on state of bridges may increase pressure for an infrastructure bill

A troubling report about the state of the nation's bridges may put more pressure on the White House and Congress to agree on an infrastructure bill.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Donald Trump said wind turbines cause cancer. Chuck Grassley called that 'idiotic.'

"I'm told that the White House respects my views on a lot of issues," Grassley said. "(Trump's) comments on wind energy ...were, first of all, idiotic. And it didn’t show much respect."            [Author: Des Moines Register]
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Some on Mueller’s team see their findings as more damaging for Trump than Barr revealed

WASHINGTON — Some of Robert Mueller’s investigators have told associates that Attorney General William Barr failed to adequately portray the findings of their inquiry and that they were more troubling for President Donald Trump than Barr indicated, according to government officials and others familiar with their simmering frustrations. At stake in the dispute — the […]
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NATO chief says Brazil, other Latin American countries could become 'partners'

"Until 2017, NATO didn’t have any partners in Latin America and then in 2017 we got our first partner, which was Colombia, and to be a close partner of NATO is something that is good for NATO and the partner country," the NATO leader told Reuters in an interview ahead of a NATO ministerial meeting in Washington. "So of course, it is a possibility to look into the possibility of having also other countries in Latin America become partners which then provides a platform, a framework for close pol...
Tags: News, Washington, White House, Colombia, Nato, Brazil, Latin America, Trump, Reuters, Jair Bolsonaro


Grassley: Trump’s Claim That Wind Turbines Cause Cancer Is ‘Idiotic’

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) on Wednesday called President Donald Trump’s bizarre claim that wind turbines cause cancer “idiotic.” In a speech Tuesday night, Trump claimed wind turbines decrease nearby property values and added: “ They say the noise causes cancer.” “I’m told that the White House respects my views on a lot of issues,” Grassley told reporters, as quoted by the Des Moines Register. “[Trump’s] comments on wind energy — not only as a president but when he was a candidate — wer...
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Biden, mulling White House run, seeks to stem fallout from women's complaints

The move marked the most extensive and personal effort yet by Biden to quell the furor ahead of a likely bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. In recent days, four women have said Biden made them feel uncomfortable when he touched them at political events in past years. After a former Nevada politician, Lucy Flores, said last week that Biden made her feel “uneasy, gross, and confused” when he kissed the back of her head at a 2014 campaign event, Biden released a statement saying...
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Bill to prevent no-deal Brexit passes Commons by one vote

Government fails to block draft law from Yvette Cooper and Sir Oliver LetwinA cross-party group of MPs has forced through an emergency bill in less than six hours to instruct Theresa May to seek an extension to article 50 and avoid a no-deal Brexit, despite government opposition.The bill, spearheaded by Labour’s Yvette Cooper and the Conservative Sir Oliver Letwin, passed late into the night, with MPs defeating a number of obstructive amendments from both Brexiters and the government.It finally ...
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Brexit: MPs pass Cooper's Brexit delay bill with majority of one - as it happened

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments, where third reading of the Cooper bill seeking a Brexit delay passed 313 to 312May’s cabinet: where do they stand on Brexit?Juncker rejects appeal for further short Brexit delayLunchtime summaryPMQs - Snap verdict 12.22am BST I’m going to wrap up now. Here the latest key developments at a glance: 12.11am BST The Leave.EU campaign seems to be rather cross: The "Conservatives" who voted to block Brexit this evening.Are you a Conservativ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, Yvette Cooper, House Of Commons, John Bercow, Jean-claude Juncker, Pmqs, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, Cooper


House Democrats Request 6 Years of President Trump’s Tax Returns

The latest sign the Democrats' oversight probes are heating up
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Brexit: MPs pass Cooper's Brexit delay bill with majority of one - live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments, where third reading of the Cooper bill seeking a Brexit delay passed 313 to 312May’s cabinet: where do they stand on Brexit?Juncker rejects appeal for further short Brexit delayLunchtime summaryPMQs - Snap verdict 12.11am BST The Leave.EU campaign seems to be rather cross: The "Conservatives" who voted to block Brexit this evening.Are you a Conservative member in one of these constituencies? Sign up to our deselection campaign below and h...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Germany, Angela Merkel, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Ireland, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, Yvette Cooper, Paris, House Of Commons


Brexit: MPs vote on third reading of Cooper bill aiming to rule out no deal - live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments, including May’s Brexit talks with Corbyn, and MPs debating Cooper bill to rule out no dealMay’s cabinet: where do they stand on Brexit?Juncker rejects appeal for further short Brexit delayLunchtime summaryPMQs - Snap verdict 11.14pm BST Chancellor Philip Hammond told Peston that he hopes the cross-party talks with Labour would be able to discover whether there was a “landing zone” where both sides could meet on a deal, the Press Associat...
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Biden: I’ll be more mindful of respecting personal space

Former Vice President Joe Biden acknowledged Wednesday that his tendency toward physical displays of affection and encouragement has made some women uncomfortable, and he promised to be “much more mindful” of respecting personal space. “Social norms have begun to change. They’ve shifted,” the 76-year-old Biden said in a cellphone video posted to Twitter. “And the […]
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The White House keeps moving the goal posts on the border closure ultimatum

The White House is shifting its goal post again over President Donald Trump's threat last week to close the southern border.
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Eva Simpson: ‘Daddy issues’ to blame for end of Ulrika Jonsson’s marriage

As Ulrika Jonsson reveals she's getting divorced for a third time, Mirror Columnist Eva Simpson asks why Ulrika's so unlucky in love [Author: Eva Simpson]
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White House's Kudlow says U.S.-China talks making progress, could extend

Trade talks between the United States and China made "good headway" last week in Beijing and the two sides aim to bridge differences during talks that could extend beyond three days this week, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said.
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Joe Biden responds to misconduct allegations: 'I will be more mindful' – live

Former vice-president says it’s his ‘responsibility’ to be more careful after several women said his touching made them uncomfortableGo beyond the headlines: sign up to our US morning briefing 8.58pm BST Senator and presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren today introduced legislation that would make it easier to criminally prosecute and jail corporate executives.The Corporate Executive Accountability Act would allow the criminal prosecution of an executive found to be negligent while leading...
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Senate GOPers Ram Through Rules Change To Expedite Trump Picks

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s Senate GOP allies, frustrated by delays in confirming dozens of lower-profile nominees, rammed through a rules change Wednesday that cuts back debate on most of his picks. The GOP plan, approved 51-48, indefinitely restored rules in place during the first few years of President Barack Obama’s second term. Those rules had lapsed, allowing any senator to force 30 hours of debate on a nominee. The rules change limits debate on most nominees to two hours ...
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Senate GOPers Ram Through Rules Change To Cut Trump Pick Debate Time

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s Senate GOP allies, frustrated by delays in confirming dozens of lower-profile nominees, rammed through a rules change Wednesday that cuts back debate on most of his picks. The GOP plan, approved 51-48, indefinitely restored rules in place during the first few years of President Barack Obama’s second term. Those rules had lapsed, allowing any senator to force 30 hours of debate on a nominee. The rules change limits debate on most nominees to two hours ...
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Ivanka Trump plans Africa trip to promote women’s initiative

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House adviser Ivanka Trump is planning a trip to Africa to promote a global women’s initiative she’s leading. President Donald Trump’s daughter will visit Ethiopia and Ivory Coast over four days this month. The White House said Wednesday that her schedule includes a women’s economic empowerment summit in Ivory Coast as […]
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House Intel Requests Info, Interview From Top Trump Inaugural Planner

The House Intelligence Committee is seeking to interview and procure information from a key organizer of Trump’s 2017 inaugural celebration, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. The committee reportedly sent Melania Trump associate Stephanie Winston Wolkoff a letter on March 19, asking her for an interview and for any information regarding efforts by foreign entities to give gifts to Trump and his family, as well as records relating to the inaugural committee’s donors, according to the...
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Trump to sign order seeking to clear gas pipeline hurdles: Kudlow

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow on Wednesday said the Trump administration would soon issue an executive order that would open the door for more natural gas pipelines and exports of liquefied natural gas, or LNG. The administration, which is pushing a policy it calls energy dominance, has been considering an order that would push back against states, including New York, that have blocked interstate natural gas pipelines. Kudlow said the executive order would open the way for pipeline...
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Joe Biden, seeking to quell complaints from women, promises to be ‘mindful’ in future

WASHINGTON — Former Vice President Joe Biden, facing a crisis that could hobble his 2020 presidential campaign even before it is launched, Wednesday released a video responding to complaints from women who say they were uncomfortable with his tendency to touch and hug people he meets in politics. “Social norms are changing,” said Biden, his […]
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Nato chief makes unprecedented pitch to US Congress on need for trans-Atlantic unity

Nato’s Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg made an unprecedented pitch to Congress for unity amid transatlantic tensions on Wednesday, as he marked 70 years since its founding charter was signed in Washington. Mr Stoltenberg gave a ringing defense of "the most successful alliance in history," which has often been derided by Donald Trump, the US president. He used the speech to underscore America’s "enduring support" for the historic alliance and downplayed disagreements with Mr Trump, saying: "Na...
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Biden Promises to Be ‘More Mindful’ of Women’s Personal Space

Former Vice President Joe Biden said he will be “much more mindful” of other people’s personal space, after four women came forward to say he made them feel uncomfortable. In a video statement released on Twitter, Biden did not apologize for his interactions with women, but noted that he has heard the criticism and will…
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Corbyn and May agree to more talks after 'constructive' first day

Labour leader under pressure from Emily Thornberry to put any pact to a second public voteFollow the day’s political developments - liveJeremy Corbyn will resume Brexit talks with the prime minister on Thursday, after Labour tensions over a second referendum burst into the open, with the shadow foreign secretary, Emily Thornberry, writing to colleagues to insist any pact must be put to a public vote.Both Labour and Downing Street described the discussions as “constructive” and said they would ho...
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Bill Unveiled to Give Local News Outlets More Power to Counter Google, Facebook

WASHINGTON — A top House Democrat and Republican introduced legislation on Wednesday designed to give local news publishers a boost in negotiating with much larger tech platforms like Google and Facebook. The Journalism Competition and Preservation Act would provide a “safe harbor” for digital news outlets and allow them to collectively negotiate terms over their […]
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Brexit: MPs pass Cooper bill ruling out no deal, making it move to next stage - live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments, including May’s Brexit talks with Corbyn, and MPs debating Cooper bill to rule out no dealMay’s cabinet: where do they stand on Brexit?Juncker rejects appeal for further short Brexit delayLunchtime summaryPMQs - Snap verdict 8.14pm BST Jeremy Corbyn has urged the PM to ditch her “dead” deal and move in Labour’s direction, the Press Association reports:Theresa May has to accept that her Brexit deal is dead and she needs to move in Labour’s...
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Scientology hell, Hollywood destroyed, and Prince Charles’ illegal marriage, in this week’s dubious tabloids

They put the hype in hyperbole. They put the tat in overstatement. They put the mountain in molehill. This week's tabloids put the retch in stretching the truth, with sickening disregard for the facts. What is “Destroying Hollywood?” According to the Globe, it’s the Michael Jackson child molestation scandal, in which superstars Barbra Streisand and Diana Ross both expressed support for the late pop idol, only to buckle under savage criticism and emphasized their sympathy for any victims of pedop...
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Brexit: MPs vote on Yvette Cooper's bill ruling out no deal at second reading - live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments, including May’s Brexit talks with Corbyn, and MPs debating Cooper bill to rule out no dealMay’s cabinet: where do they stand on Brexit?Juncker rejects appeal for further short Brexit delayLunchtime summaryPMQs - Snap verdict 7.14pm BST A quick reminder that speaker John Bercow said earlier that if the Cooper bill vote would end in another tie and require his vote, he would vote in favour to move it on for further discussion, in accordance...
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The 1 thing to avoid in online political arguments

A recent study examined the role that incivility plays in how people perceive online political arguments.The results showed that incivility led to more negative perceptions of political arguments — even when the argument was logical.The researchers suggested that name-calling, mockery and other forms of incivility should be avoided if you want to persuade people along political lines. None What's a great way not to persuade people in online political discussions? Toss in a bit of incivility. Tha...
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