Bloglikes - Politics https://m.bloglikes.com/c/politics en-US Tue, 19 Mar 2019 00:54:57 +0000 Sat, 06 Apr 2013 00:00:00 +0000 FeedWriter White House Aide Says ‘Absurd’ to Link Mosque Shooter, Trump https://www.snopes.com/ap/2019/03/18/white-house-aide-says-absurd-to-link-mosque-shooter-trump/ Mon, 18 Mar 2019 20:23:52 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs News White House New Zealand Donald Trump Trump A first look could allow Trump to claim executive privilege, keeping parts of the special counsel's report from public view http://rss.cnn.com/~r/rss/cnn_topstories/~3/aP0SO5-_EQ0/index.html ]]> Mon, 18 Mar 2019 19:59:47 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs News Congress White House Stories Trump Robert Mueller Bill Barr Pentagon Releases Possible Project Cuts to Pay for President Trump’s Wall http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/time/topstories/~3/hqPH5dL18uY/ Mon, 18 Mar 2019 19:12:56 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs News White House Uncategorized Pentagon Trump Onetime White House expects to see Mueller findings before they go to Congress http://rss.cnn.com/~r/rss/cnn_latest/~3/aP0SO5-_EQ0/index.html ]]> Mon, 18 Mar 2019 19:03:56 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Congress White House Cnn Mueller Robert Mueller Bill Barr Bercow suggests he will not allow another Brexit deal vote unless EU agrees further changes – as it happened https://www.theguardian.com/politics/blog/live/2019/mar/18/brexit-latest-news-theresa-may-vote-deal-boris-johnson-tells-may-to-try-again-to-get-eu-to-change-backstop-politics-live Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen

10.26pm GMT

We’re going to close down this live blog now. Thanks for reading and for all of your comments. Here’s a summary of the day’s events:

Related: Constitutional chaos after third vote on Brexit deal blocked

9.41pm GMT

A government source has told the Press Association that it seems clear the Speaker’s motive today was to rule out a meaningful vote this week, which “also stands in the way of securing a shorter extension”.

Leads you to believe what he really wants is a longer extension, where Parliament will take over the process and force a softer form of Brexit. But anyone who thinks that this makes no-deal more likely is mistaken – the Speaker wouldn’t have done it if it did.

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Mon, 18 Mar 2019 18:26:51 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Europe Politics Eu European Union Conservatives UK News Theresa May John Bercow Bercow Jeremy Hunt Boris Johnson Parliament Article 50 Brexit Press Association
Alan B. Krueger, economic adviser to Clinton and Obama, dies at 58 https://www.dailynews.com/2019/03/18/alan-b-krueger-economic-aide-to-clinton-and-obama-dies-at-58/ Princeton University economist Alan Krueger, who served as chairman of President Barack Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers and was one of the profession’s top experts on the labor market, died over the weekend. He was 58.

The New Jersey school announced his death in a statement on its website Monday, without giving a cause. The university didn’t immediately respond to a request for additional information.

Krueger, who had been a professor at Princeton since 1987, served in Obama’s White House from 2011 to 2013 after a stint as the Treasury Department’s assistant secretary for economic policy. As a researcher, he was known in recent years for studies exploring the link between opioids and lower labor-force participation, along with how the “gig economy” was affecting the labor market.

“Alan Krueger taught me about economic policy for more than two decades,” Harvard University professor Jason Furman, who succeeded Krueger as head of the CEA, said on Twitter. “His convincing empirical research on the most important questions is a lasting legacy. A devastating loss.”

Krueger was also well known for work on economic benefits of education and the impact of the minimum wage on employment. In addition, he served as chief economist at the Labor Department for a year during President Bill Clinton’s administration.

Princeton said on its website that Krueger “was recognized as a true leader in his field, known and admired for both his research and teaching.”

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White House Pushes Performance-Based Pay Without Any Money to Implement It https://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2019/03/white-house-pushes-performance-based-pay-without-any-money-implement-it/155644/ Mon, 18 Mar 2019 17:20:17 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs White House Pay & Benefits Trump Constitutional chaos after third vote on Brexit deal blocked https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/mar/18/constitutional-chaos-theresa-may-third-vote-brexit-deal-blocked PM likely to have to request long article 50 extension after Bercow intervenes

Theresa May’s government has been plunged into constitutional chaos after the Speaker blocked the prime minister from asking MPs to vote on her Brexit deal for a third time unless it had fundamentally changed.

With 11 days to go until Britain is due to leave the EU, May was forced to pull her plans for another meaningful vote because John Bercow said she could not ask MPs to pass the same deal, after they rejected it twice by huge margins. EU officials meanwhile were considering offering her a new date for a delayed Brexit to resolve the crisis.

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NYT: DOJ Moves FARA Probe Into Obama White House Counsel To DC https://talkingpointsmemo.com/muckraker/greg-craig-case-dc-prosecutors on October 17, 2016 in Washington, DC.

Federal prosecutors in Washington, D.C. have taken over a criminal investigation into whether former Obama White House counsel Gregory Craig failed to register as a foreign agent after the case was moved from New York in January, the New York Times reported Monday.

The decision to move the case from the Southern District of New York to D.C. comes as the Justice Department suggested it would step up prosecution of illegal foreign lobbying cases.

Craig faces allegations that he failed to register as a lobbyist for the Ukrainian government for work he did in 2012. Ukraine hired Craig and a team of attorneys from Skadden to write a report whitewashing the prosecution of one of the government’s top political opponents.

The New York Times reported that two other supposed subjects of the investigation — lobbyist Tony Podesta and Mercury Public Affairs — will remain with Manhattan federal prosecutors.

Skadden reached a settlement in January with the Justice Department over charges that it lied to the Foreign Agents Registration Act unit over the case. The firm agreed to pay $4.6 million to settle the charges and to retroactively register as a foreign agent.

The Justice Department’s National Security Division chief John Demers referenced the Craig case after giving remarks about the decision to beef up enforcement of illegal foreign lobbying.

“The reason why [Skadden] was on the hook is, after the firm got an inquiry from the FARA unit, it then went to the partner who was in charge of this matter and asked about the inquiry, and based on his representations then made a series of representations to the Justice Department that were not accurate,” Demers was quoted as saying.

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Lobbying Case Against Democrat With Ties to Manafort Reaches Key Stage https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/18/us/politics/foreign-lobbying-gregory-craig-manafort.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Mon, 18 Mar 2019 15:38:03 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs News Obama White House Ukraine Justice Department Craig Slate Mueller Skadden United States Politics and Government Lobbying and Lobbyists Gregory B Craig Mercury Public Affairs Manafort Arps Paul J Podesta Group Inc Robert S III Gregory B Meagher & Flom LLP 40% of people with HIV transmit most new infections in the US, a new analysis says. Here's the plan to stop the spread http://rss.cnn.com/~r/rss/cnn_latest/~3/4eCnPayvgJ8/index.html ]]> Mon, 18 Mar 2019 15:33:08 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Cdc White House US Cnn Staffer Leaves Kansas Agency After Anti-Trump Tweet On Official Twitter Account https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/kansas-department-of-transportation-staffer-leaves-anti-trump-tweet

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas Department of Transportation worker who posted a tweet from the agency’s official Twitter account criticizing President Donald Trump is no longer employed by the department, the agency said.

The tweet on Sunday came in response to a tweet from Trump that criticized Fox News weekend anchors and asked whether they had been trained at CNN, a network that the president frequently derides, the Wichita Eagle reported.

The tweet from the agency’s account called Trump a “delusional communist.”

“You know it’s communist countries that try to control media, right?” the rest of the tweet read. The tweet was posted at 1:50 p.m. on Sunday and had been deleted by 3:50 p.m.

Julie Lorenz, the state’s transportation secretary, said the tweet does not reflect the views of the agency or the administration of Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly. Lorenz said the tweet was “an unacceptable use of state communication tools.”

Lorenz hasn’t revealed the name of the former employee responsible for the tweet or specified if the worker resigned or was fired.

The White House did not immediately reply to an Associated Press request for comment.

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Hundreds of Scottish police on standby for Brexit fallout https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/mar/18/hundreds-scottish-police-on-standby-brexit-fallout Plans include 360 extra officers ready to step in if civil unrest or logistical issues arise

Police in Scotland will be ready to respond to any emergencies during an “unprecedented set of circumstances” after Brexit, a senior officer has said, with hundreds of officers ready to step in should protests or logistical issues arise.

Assistant chief constable Steve Johnson, Police Scotland’s EU exit tactical commander, said the force would be prepared to handle a range of potential challenges presented within the coming months.

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Federal Employees Would Get Less Leave Under Trump’s 2020 Budget https://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2019/03/federal-employees-would-get-less-annual-leave-under-trumps-2020-budget/155637/ Mon, 18 Mar 2019 15:18:36 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs White House Pay & Benefits Trump 'Systemic Islamophobia' fuels terror attacks, say Muslim leaders https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/mar/18/uk-muslim-leaders-seek-funding-for-mosque-security Letter to Guardian calls for action on ‘bigotry’ as Lady Warsi demands more security funds for UK mosques

• Letter: anti-Muslim bigotry must not go unchecked

Muslim leaders from around the world have accused the mainstream media, politicians and academics of contributing to the conditions fuelling terrorist violence against their community such as Friday’s attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand, which claimed 50 lives.

More than 350 leading Islamic figures from countries including the UK, US and South Africa have signed a letter to the Guardian, which links the actions of the suspected shooter, the 28-year-old Australian Brenton Tarrant, to an atmosphere of “systemic and institutionalised Islamophobia”.

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Top Clinton And Obama-Era WH Economist Alan Krueger Dies At 58 https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/alan-krueger-white-house-economist-dies

Princeton University says Professor Alan Krueger, a groundbreaking economist who served as a top adviser in two Democratic administrations, has died.

Princeton did not disclose the cause of death.

Krueger, 58, was an expert on the labor market and in particular on the impact of a minimum wage. His research concluded that a higher minimum wage did not generally slow hiring as many conservative critics have argued.

After serving as a Labor Department economist under President Bill Clinton, Krueger worked for President Barack Obama as a top Treasury official and then as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers from 2011 to 2013.

Krueger had been teaching at Princeton since 1987. His research extended to such issues as economic inequality and the consequences of opioid addiction for the job market.

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Trump's Budget Proposes Staffing Increases at All But 2 Cabinet-Level Agencies https://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2019/03/trumps-budget-proposes-staffing-increases-all-2-cabinet-level-agencies/155633/ Mon, 18 Mar 2019 14:18:46 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs White House Pay & Benefits Trump Cabinet Level Agencies Priti Patel's brazen anti-aid agenda is ultimately all about Brexit | Peter Beaumont https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2019/mar/18/priti-patel-brazen-anti-aid-agenda-all-about-brexit Backing calls from the TaxPayers’ Alliance to face down ‘NGO cartels’ shows a profound misunderstanding of how the aid system works

Priti Patel is not known for her transparency or her subtlety.

The former international development secretary was forced to resign over misleading prime minister Theresa May over an undeclared “family holiday” to Israel that – among other things – saw her fail to tell the British embassy that she would be meeting with Israeli politicians and visiting the occupied Golan Heights, against all British government conventions for a serving minister.

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New Pay Systems, More Temporary Employees Headline Civil Service Reforms in Trump’s Budget https://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2019/03/new-pay-systems-more-temporary-employees-headline-civil-service-reforms-trumps-budget/155634/ Mon, 18 Mar 2019 14:10:29 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs White House Pay & Benefits Trump 's Budget Conway: I Don’t Share My Husband’s ‘Concerns’ About Trump’s Mental State https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/conway-i-dont-share-my-husbands-concerns-about-trumps-mental-state

Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway said Monday that she didn’t agree with her husband’s assessment of President Donald Trump’s mental state.

“I don’t share those concerns,” Conway told reporters outside the White House on Monday.

She added: “I have four kids, and I was getting them out of the house this morning before I got here, so I didn’t talk to the President about substance, so I may not be up to speed on all of them.”

Kellyanne Conway doesn't agree with her husband's assessment of Trump's mental state. pic.twitter.com/NV8UjPUrgx

— Matt Shuham (@mattshuham) March 18, 2019

Earlier in the day, her husband, Republican operative George Conway — a prolific critic of the President on Twitter — posted pages of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders online.

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— George Conway (@gtconway3d) March 18, 2019

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— George Conway (@gtconway3d) March 18, 2019

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— George Conway (@gtconway3d) March 18, 2019

Agree with this, but would add that *all* Americans should be thinking seriously *now* about Trump’s mental condition and psychological state, including and especially the media, Congress—and the Vice President and Cabinet. https://t.co/OoxgLJpltE

— George Conway (@gtconway3d) March 18, 2019

His condition is getting worse.

— George Conway (@gtconway3d) March 17, 2019

Conway also retweeted former U.S. attorney Joyce Vance, who said “ I’d like to see those with knowledge & the capacity to act do so, if they believe it’s their duty.”

Instead of all Americans “thinking” about it, I’d like to see those with knowledge & the capacity to act do so, if they believe it’s their duty. https://t.co/GrX5zOKWyW

— Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) March 18, 2019

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Bercow suggests he will not allow another Brexit deal vote unless EU agrees further changes – Politics live https://www.theguardian.com/politics/blog/live/2019/mar/18/brexit-latest-news-theresa-may-vote-deal-boris-johnson-tells-may-to-try-again-to-get-eu-to-change-backstop-politics-live Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen

5.02pm GMT

This is from Robert Buckland, the solicitor general, on Bercow saying he might not allow a repeat vote on the Brexit deal. Buckland told BBC News:

We are in a major constitutional crisis here.

There are ways around this - a prorogation of parliament and a new session. We are talking about hours to March 29. Frankly we could have done without this.

4.52pm GMT

Nicola Sturgeon has written an open letter to Theresa May to complain about suggestions she will allow the Democratic Unionist party a seat in any Brexit trade talks, after refusing for months to give Scotland a direct role.

The first minister said giving the DUP a role in trade talks would breach the prime minister’s promises there would no different treatment and powers for different parts of the UK after Brexit. May made that offer in part to assuage DUP fears the Northern Ireland backstop would see Northern Ireland having different treatment than the rest of the UK.

By according the DUP disproportionate influence, it seems clear that maintaining your majority in the UK parliament comes before respect for the properly constituted governments across the UK.

[There] must be no question of one political party - the DUP - being represented in talks on the future trade relationship between the UK and EU when other political parties and devolved governments are not.

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White House proposes caps on student loan borrowing https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/nation/white-house-proposes-caps-on-student-loan-borrowing/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=RSS_all
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Alan Krueger, noted economist who served Obama, has died https://www.seattletimes.com/business/alan-krueger-noted-economist-who-served-obama-has-died/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=RSS_all
Princeton University says Professor Alan Krueger, a groundbreaking economist who served as a top adviser in two Democratic administrations, has died. Princeton did not disclose the cause of death. Krueger, 58, was an expert on the labor market and in particular on the impact of a minimum wage. His research concluded that a higher minimum […]]]>
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Meet the trans beauty queen rocking the vote in India http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/queerty2/~3/Wm2KlFgJkWY/meet-trans-beauty-queen-rocking-vote-india-20190318 ]]> Mon, 18 Mar 2019 13:00:23 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Feature Politics India Lifestyle Transgender Ad Friendly Bishesh Huirem Any more surprises in store for SBCers this year? http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SbcVoices/~3/mVSa3Sbm7lI/ Some unexpected things have already happened. Speculation is rampant, but then, we are SBCers and we always speculate about things. It doesn’t cost a thing. Here you go…from the hacking and plodding SBC hinterlands:

J. D. Greear can stir the pot, as we have seen. Any more surprises, JD? Here, take this giant Baptist spoon and stir some more, bro. I’ll help you.

Executive committee leader and other CEO searches. IMB: check. SWBTS: check. NOBTS, LifeWay, and the Executive Committee: not yet. The EC sayeth that they have “God’s man” and it’s the worst kept secret in SBC history. It might help the new guy to remember that no church has to give a dime to the Cooperative Program. Let’s get on with it. I declare ambivalency about NOBTS and LifeWay.

Southwestern is undergoing a renaissance but serious questions persist: Nothing like a new CEO hire to magically dispell the gloom and doom. What about the financial condition? What about the overstaffing? What about sinecures and patronage positions? Will the truth be told? And, what about the stained glass windows? Will those lovely pieces of artwork at SWBTS that enshrine various hand-picked SBCers and dogs be kicked out of church? Bonus question: Can you get me a quote by anyone who has a window that is even slightly critical of PP? Just asking. We SBCers love a quick fix, even when it doesn’t fix. But…let’s be optimistic about the future.

Will the initial products of the Grand Blue Ribbon, High Profile Sex Abuse Universe Group find favor with abuse victim advocates? That’s been partially answered: yes they will. The work thus far has been good. Will the group propose the creation and funding of an SBC-level investigatory body, staffed by independent experts, that will receive and maintain reports of abuse in SBC churches or by SBC clergy? I’m open to something new in this area. Maybe the group will come up with something. I’ve been surprised thus far.

Will the Traditionalists (and it has only been about a year since their complete meltdown last spring) find an advocacy vehicle the majority of SBCers (who are supposed to be Trads of some sort) will find suitable to join? The odd thing is that no one is asking this question any longer; nonetheless, I predict that someone will respond and attempt to meet this market. I’d even speculate that there is some money to be made in this if some Trad entrepreneur can get it going. There is a Cal/Trad theological discussion FB page but it is interminably tedious. Maybe the Trad Brethren are still in shock over the replacement of Paige Patterson with someone with ties to Southern and Al Mohler. Who would have thunk it?

Will celebrity former megapastor and now celebrity, high profile evangelism leader at NAMB, Johnny Hunt, be able to move the SBC baptism needle? The grand, male-only Evangelism Study Group created by Steve Gaines seems to have as it’s only result the motivation of NAMB to put more money and a higher profile on evangelism. I don’t object but can one of the most energetic, most ebullient, highest achieving SBCers, who happens to be approaching his eighth decade, personally inspire SBC pastors to be more evangelistic? Will new evangelism tools with his branding and imprimatur be successful enough to get baptisms up? This story will be told in numbers.

Will the new generation of SBC state convention leaders be found to be transformative leaders or the same as those they are replacing except for less gray hair and more facial hair? Several of the major state conventions, these that control most of the almost $500 million in CP dollars given by the churches, have new leaders. Will they propose anything other than new labels, staff shuffling, and minor new initiatives? My pessimistic view (informed by ingrained realism about these things) is that they will not because of the strength of vested interests in present spending schemes. The problem is that individual pastors and their churches can easily just give less to the Cooperative Program and direct their money to the destinations that inspire them. This has been the pattern for almost two generations. Not sure what will change it. Maybe the new guys will take risks and we will see changes. I do like my state’s new CEO. We will see where things go here.

Will the SBC annual meeting in Birmingham be dominated by the sex abuse matters? Pretty good chance of that, I’d say.

Will God lead some candidates for the first and second SBC VP slots to be nominated? That’s “God” with a capital “G” not “god” as in an SBC mover and shaker celeb. Only the One True God should be able to tell any Southern Baptist whether or not their “turn” has come.

Will certain SBC political celebs sidle up to prosperity preacheresses for photo ops in the White House again? Hey, I’m just observing here.

Any more deplorable scandals to come for SBC entities? Hope not.

Will Lottie and Annie set records this year? I predict that Lottie will do just that and Annie will be very strong.

Will your humble hacker and plodder blogger finally catch a largemouth bass weighing over ten pounds? Optimism of the same wanes. I hear you have to go fishing to catch fish. Haven’t been doing much of that.

 

 

 

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It’s official! Pete Buttigieg will be the first out gay man ever to participate in a presidential debate http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/queerty2/~3/54ePoFUkN2E/official-pete-buttigieg-will-first-gay-man-ever-participate-presidential-debate-20190318 ]]> Mon, 18 Mar 2019 12:16:48 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Politics Lifestyle 20/20 Ad Friendly Queerty Democratic National Committee Pete Buttigieg Primary Debates Brexit: John Bercow rules out third meaningful vote on same deal – Politics live https://www.theguardian.com/politics/blog/live/2019/mar/18/brexit-latest-news-theresa-may-vote-deal-boris-johnson-tells-may-to-try-again-to-get-eu-to-change-backstop-politics-live Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen

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The SNP’s Pete Wishart says Bercow has made a substantial ruling, and “a correct ruling”.

4.14pm GMT

According to the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg, the solictor general, Robert Buckland, is saying the government may have to prorogue parliament to get round the ruling by John Bercow (because Erskine May says MPs should only vote on the same motion once per parliamentary session).

Meanwhile solicitor general, Robert Buckland says Parliament night have to prorogue - ie pack up and start again in another session - says speaker is ‘interventionist’ and ‘tensions of brexit’ are starting to bite

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Beto O'Rourke raises $6.1m in first 24 hours, smashing Bernie Sanders' record https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/mar/18/beto-orourke-2020-campaign-fundraising-first-24-hours Stunning sum is more than every other Democratic challenger who has disclosed their first-day totals

Democratic hopeful Beto O’Rourke raised an unprecedented $6.1m during the first 24 hours of his official run for the White House, his campaign announced on Monday.

Related: Republicans resurface Beto O’Rourke DUI mugshot in St Patrick's Day attack

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Brexit: John Bercow rules out third meaningful vote on same deal https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/mar/18/brexit-john-bercow-rules-out-third-meaningful-vote-on-same-deal Speaker says PM cannot bring back deal to parliament without substantial changes

The House of Commons Speaker, John Bercow, has said the government cannot bring back the meaningful vote again to parliament unless there has been substantial change to the Brexit deal.

In a shock move likely to infuriate the prime minister, the Speaker said the House of Commons was “being repeatedly asked to pronounce” on the same question.

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Mon, 18 Mar 2019 11:48:36 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Europe Politics European Union UK News Foreign Policy House Of Commons John Bercow Speaker Article 50 Brexit
Ex-White House Economist Alan Krueger Dies; Saw Lessons For Economy In Rock Music https://www.npr.org/2019/03/18/704440649/ex-white-house-economist-alan-krueger-dies-saw-lessons-for-economy-in-rock-music?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=storiesfromnpr

Princeton economist Alan Krueger, who served in the Obama White House, has died. Krueger's research interests included the minimum wage, the opioid epidemic and rock 'n' roll. He was 58.

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