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Turkish finance minister says he had fruitful meetings at the White House

Turkish Finance Minister Berat Albayrak said on Monday he held very productive meetings in Washington with international financial institutions, following the unveiling last week of Turkey's economic turnaround plan.
Tags: Money, Washington, White House, Turkey, businessNews, Berat Albayrak


Ryan Reynolds, James Murdoch Among Pete Buttigieg’s Showbiz Donors

When Pete Buttigieg officially announced his campaign for president over the weekend, more than a few showbiz personalities weighed in to comment on the history being made. Ellen DeGeneres wrote on Twitter, “These words make me very, very happy. ‘My name is @petebuttigieg. They call me Mayor Pete. I am a proud son of South […]
Tags: Politics, News, James Murdoch, Ellen Degeneres, Pete, Pete Buttigieg, Ryan Reynolds James Murdoch, Showbiz Donors




Report: The FCC's Big Millimeter-Wave Auction Won't Help Speed Up 5G Rollout All That Much

Last week, Donald Trump and the Federal Communications Commission announced a huge push to sell off up to 3.4 gigahertz of the millimeter-wave spectrum, part of a plan to speed the rollout of 5G technology. The president introduced the push by telling an audience at the White House that he will not allow “any other…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Fcc, White House, Smartphones, Federal Communications Commission, Wireless, 4G, Donald Trump, 5g


Trump's cash machine grows stronger as Democrats prepare for primary brawl

Facing a crowded field of Democrats clamoring to oust him, President Donald Trump raised more in the first three months of this year than in any other fundraising period since he entered the White House as he builds a re-election apparatus without any modern precedent.
Tags: News, White House, Stories, Donald Trump, Trump


Sargon of Akkad Running for Political Office

YouTube personality Sargon of Akkad, who became one of the more high-profile figures during Gamergate, is running for political office in the European Union. YouTuber Sargon of Akkad announced that he is running for political office. The social commentator has been chosen as a candidate for the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) and hopes to […]
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Youtube, International, European Union, Anime, Sargon, Akkad, Youtuber Sargon, Sargon of Akkad Running for Political Office, United Kingdom Independence Party UKIP


Sen. Booker, Democrats say Trump's sanctuary proposal wouldn't be safe

White House considers plan to place illegal immigrants in sanctuary cities; reaction from former Clinton adviser Richard Goodstein.
Tags: News, White House, Clinton, Trump


Bernie Sanders releases 10 years of long-awaited tax returns

The returns provide a more detailed look at Sanders' finances than when he ran for president in 2016. The release also confirms that Sanders' income crossed the $1 million threshold in 2016 and 2017, though he reported lower earnings in his most recent return.
Tags: Business, News, Nation, Bernie Sanders, Sanders, Nation & World Politics


Bernie Sanders releases 10 years of tax returns, details millionaire status

Sanders, a U.S. senator who routinely rails against the "millionaires and billionaires" he says have rigged the system to protect their wealth and power, had an adjusted gross income of $561,293 in 2018, $1,131,925 in 2017 and $1,062,626 in 2016, the returns showed. Sanders augmented his Senate salary with book royalties in each of those years, particularly in 2016 and 2017 when he made more than $800,000 each year in royalties. Sanders has published three books since the start of his first Wh...
Tags: News, Senate, White House, Bernie Sanders, Sanders


Former Obama transpo secretary will headline Oregon Active Transportation Summit

Charles Brown (L) and Anthony Foxx will deliver keynote speeches on April 25th.(Photos: Brown, Rutgers University; Foxx, Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) The Oregon Active Transportation Summit will take place April 24th through the 26th at the Oregon Zoo. The annual conference is organized by The Street Trust and features a full slate of mobile workshops, plenary sessions, professional training, and networking opportunities. Headlining the summit’s main day — Thursday, April 25th — will be a noted ...
Tags: Transportation, Smart City, Obama, Oregon, Barack Obama, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Cabinet, Brown, Rutgers University, Foxx, Anthony Foxx, US Department of Transportation, Charlotte North Carolina


Gov. Jay Inslee announces $2.25 million in fundraising for presidential campaign

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has raised about $2.25 million for his presidential campaign and has done so from a broad enough array of states and donors that he’s qualified to participate in the Democratic debates, his campaign said Monday. Inslee has raised about $2 million for his presidential primary election campaign since he launched on […]
Tags: News, Washington, Nation, Local Politics, Inslee, Jay Inslee, Nation & World Politics


North Dakota governor ‘read every letter’ about new abortion limits before signing bill into law

BISMARCK, N.D. — Republican North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum said Monday that he carefully considered all arguments before signing legislation that makes it a crime for a doctor performing a second-trimester abortion to use instruments such as clamps, scissors and forceps to remove the fetus from the womb. “I read every letter that came in,” […]
Tags: News, Nation, North Dakota, Nation & World Politics, Doug Burgum


Some Thoughts on Buttigieg Taking Off and Warren seeming to be Grounded

To me, the most surprising developments in the Democratic presidential race have been the rise of South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and the failure of Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren’s campaign to catch hold.  According to betting sites, Buttigieg is a six to one favorite to win the nomination, and Warren a distant 25 to one.  There is a long way until the caucuses and primaries, but here are some guesses why Buttigieg has caught fire and a few thoughts why Warren’s flame has flickered. B...
Tags: News, Obama, Washington, France, China, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, Barack Obama, Indiana, Afghanistan, Harvard, New Hampshire, Iowa, Bill Clinton, Netherlands, Warren


U.S. agency submits uranium import probe to White House

The U.S. Commerce Department has submitted to the White House the results of a national security investigation into uranium imports, a spokesman for the department said on Monday. The "Section 232" probe was prompted by a petition filed by two U.S. uranium mining companies, Ur-Energy Inc and Energy Fuels Inc, complaining that subsidized foreign competitors, including Russia and Kazakhstan, have caused them to cut capacity and lay off workers. The Commerce Department declined to discuss the rec...
Tags: Science, White House, Russia, Kazakhstan, Commerce Department, U S Commerce Department, Energy Fuels Inc, Ur Energy Inc


Democrats request documents on White House 'sanctuary city' idea

Top Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday demanded documents from the Trump administration over a White House proposal to release migrants from detention and transport them to "sanctuary cities." U.S. media reported on Thursday the administration had considered the idea, which would send migrants and asylum seekers who had crossed the U.S. border with Mexico to districts represented by Democratic lawmakers. Sanctuary cities are local jurisdictions that generally refuse to us...
Tags: News, Mexico, White House, Trump, Democratic, U S House of Representatives


Get to know 2020 candidate Pete Buttigieg in nine clips – video

Pete Buttigieg, the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, officially launched his White House campaign on Sunday. If he is successful he will become the youngest and first openly gay president of the United States. In these nine clips, 'Mayor Pete' covers his religious beliefs, the seven languages he can speak and why running as a millennial candidate is a good thing'They call me Mayor Pete': Buttigieg launches 2020 presidential run Continue reading...
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Trump arrives in the Twin Cities for tax event

Trump will appear at Nuss Truck & Equipment "to tout the success of the American economy under his pro-growth policies, including the implementation of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act," according to a White House statement.
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The White House has reached peak ridiculousness on Donald Trump's taxes

Congratulations, Sarah Sanders! You just made the single worst argument for why Donald Trump shouldn't release his taxes!
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Analysis: White House reached peak ridiculousness over Trump's taxes

Congratulations, Sarah Sanders! You just made the single worst argument for why Donald Trump shouldn't release his taxes!
Tags: News, White House, Stories, Donald Trump, Trump, Sarah Sanders


President Trump to Present Tiger Woods With Presidential Medal of Freedom

The golfer won his fifth Masters title Sunday
Tags: News, White House, Uncategorized, Golf, Trump, Onetime


Trump speaks with Jimmy Carter about China trade

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump spoke over the weekend with former President Jimmy Carter about his China policies and “numerous other topics.” White House spokesman Hogan Gidley says Trump reached out to Carter on Saturday after the former president wrote him “a beautiful letter” about ongoing trade negotiations between the U.S. and China. Trump’s […]
Tags: Business, News, Washington, White House, China, Ap, Nation, Jimmy Carter, Donald Trump, Trump, Carter, China Trump, Hogan Gidley


On Tax Day, here’s what Americans think about taxation

Today we look at how opinions on taxes vary for Americans as the deadline to file approaches. 2019 tax frustrations Is the system fair? The Pew Research Center survey shows a slight majority of Americans think the tax system is not fair. Percentage who say the present federal tax system is: Partisan opinions The survey shows the widest partisan gap in views of fairness of the tax system in two decades. Percentage who say the present federal tax system is very/moderately fair: Almost fr...
Tags: Business, Politics, Taxes, News, California News, Infographic, Sport, Soccer, Pew Research Center, Irs, Tax Foundation, National News, Tax Freedom Day, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE


Extended letter from criminal justice groups calling for robust implementation of the FIRST STEP Act's prison reforms

Via email today, I learned of this notable lengthy letter signed by an array of criminal justice groups addressing key issues related to the implementation of the prison reform components of the FIRST STEP Act.  Because the full letter runs seven pages, I will provide the summary that appeared in the email that I received: [T]his sign-on letter call[s] for the implementation of the First Step Act in a manner that is consistent with Congressional intent and the text of the statute.  The letter, ...
Tags: Law, White House, US, Aclu, Doj, Justice Department, IRC, Hudson Institute, Congressional, NIJ, Bureau of Prisons, Douglas A Berman, Bureau of Prisons BOP, Prez Trump, FAMM, Independent Review Committee


Notable letter from criminal justice groups calling for robust implementation of the FIRST STEP Act's prison reforms

Via email today, I learned of this notable lengthy letter signed by an array of criminal justice groups addressing key issues related to the implementation of the prison reform components of the FIRST STEP Act.  Because the full letter runs seven pages, I will provide the summary that appeared in the email that I received: [T]his sign-on letter call[s] for the implementation of the First Step Act in a manner that is consistent with Congressional intent and the text of the statute.  The letter, ...
Tags: Law, White House, US, Aclu, Doj, Justice Department, IRC, Hudson Institute, Congressional, NIJ, Bureau of Prisons, Douglas A Berman, Bureau of Prisons BOP, Prez Trump, FAMM, Independent Review Committee


Three female UKIP MEPs quit party to join Nigel Farage's Brexit Party

Among their reasons was the party's drift to the hard right and complaints over treatment of women [Author: Oliver Milne]
Tags: Politics, Nigel Farage, Ukip, Oliver Milne, Brexit Party


Theresa May leaves for walking holiday as top Tories step up bids to replace her

Sajid Javid, Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson all took the PM's departure as an opportunity to jostle for the top job [Author: Pippa Crerar]
Tags: Politics, Theresa May, Boris Johnson, Tories, Pippa Crerar, Sajid Javid Jeremy Hunt


Notable new advocacy against a "soft-on-crime prosecutorial agenda"

Kimberly Guilfoyle has this notable new Hill commentary under the headline "Avoid the slippery slope of 'soft-on-crime' policies that progressives want." Much of the piece is focused on immigration policy, but other domestic crime and punishment issues are covered, as revealed by these excerpts: The liberal wing of the Democratic Party is adamant on upending decades of sound law enforcement policies in favor of a radical progressive approach.  Open borders, weak-on-crime prosecutors, and drug i...
Tags: Law, White House, United States, Philadelphia, Trump, Gallup, Philly, Democratic Party, KIMBERLY GUILFOYLE, Philadelphia Police Department, Krasner, Douglas A Berman, Larry Krasner, Trump Administration


Notably new advocacy against a "soft-on-crime prosecutorial agenda"

Kimberly Guilfoyle has this notable new Hill commentary under the headline "Avoid the slippery slope of 'soft-on-crime' policies that progressives want." Much of the piece is focused on immigration policy, but other domestic crime and punishment issues are covered, as revealed by these excerpts: The liberal wing of the Democratic Party is adamant on upending decades of sound law enforcement policies in favor of a radical progressive approach.  Open borders, weak-on-crime prosecutors, and drug i...
Tags: Law, White House, United States, Philadelphia, Trump, Gallup, Philly, Democratic Party, KIMBERLY GUILFOYLE, Philadelphia Police Department, Krasner, Douglas A Berman, Larry Krasner, Trump Administration


Letters support claim Assange would not face death penalty

UK foreign secretaries wrote to assure Ecuador president over WikiLeaks founder’s extraditionEcuador’s president, Lenín Moreno, was assured by two British foreign secretaries that Julian Assange would not be extradited to a country where he could face the death penalty, according to letters seen by the Guardian.Letters signed by the foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, and his predecessor Boris Johnson, dated 7 March 2018 and 10 August 2018 respectively, confirm a person cannot be extradited if they ...
Tags: Politics, UK, Media, Law, Americas, UK News, World news, US news, UK criminal justice, Jeremy Hunt, Boris Johnson, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Ecuador, Extradition, Assange


Letters support claim Julian Assange would not face death penalty

Foreign secretaries wrote to Ecuador’s president confirming UK would seek assurances for WikiLeaks founder’s extradition Ecuador’s president, Lenín Moreno, was assured by two British foreign secretaries that Julian Assange would not be extradited to a country where he could face the death penalty, according to letters seen by the Guardian.Letters signed by the foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, and his predecessor Boris Johnson, dated 7 March 2018 and 10 August 2018 respectively, confirm a person c...
Tags: Politics, UK, Media, Law, Americas, UK News, World news, US news, UK criminal justice, Jeremy Hunt, Boris Johnson, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Ecuador, Extradition, Lenín Moreno



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