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Provoked By Trump, The Religious Left Is Finding Its Voice

The Trump Administration has inspired a new activism on the part of liberal religious groups. Like the Moral Majority of the late '70s, they fear an assault on their most basic Christian values.(Image credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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United States: 5 Key Trends For Workplace Class Action Litigation For 2018: Trend #3 Governmental Enforcement Litigation Trends In 2018 - Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Seyfarth Synopsis: On the governmental enforcement front, the change-over from the Obama Administration to the Trump Administration had little to no impact
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Pelosi blocks Trump from giving State of the Union address in House – live

Speaker says Trump cannot deliver speech from chamber until government is reopenedSign up for the Guardian’s daily morning briefing 11.43pm GMT In a message to federal employees in the midst of the longest government shutdown in the country’s history, Lara Trump, President Trump’s daughter-in-law and campaign adviser, described not being able to earn a paycheck for 33 days as “a little bit of pain.” 11.10pm GMT On Day 33 of the shutdown, 12 protesters, some with a federal workers union, ...
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Number of uninsured Americans increases by 7m in four years

Survey results come after Republican attacks on government-backed health programs, including the Affordable Care ActAbout 7 million fewer Americans have health insurance today than did four years ago, a new survey has found, the highest uninsured rate since 2014. The results come after sustained Republican attacks on government-backed health schemes, including the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare.The survey’s findings come as the public is increasingly interested in government-run ...
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Pelosi bars Trump from delivering State of the Union in House – live

Pelosi says Trump cannot deliver speech from House chamber until government is reopenedSign up for the Guardian’s daily morning briefing 9.07pm GMT Donald Trump is now looking for an ‘alternative’ location from which to deliver the State of the Union, after his attempt to press on with holding the event inside the House chamber was rebuffed by Nancy Pelosi. The president is still intent on giving the speech, with some Republicans suggesting he look at the Senate chamber -- where the GOP stil...
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Hola Code tackles the real migration crisis

Tamara Davison Contributor Share on Twitter Tamara Davison is a British journalist reporting from Mexico. She has written for The i Newspaper and Entrepreneur as well as many regional newspapers worldwide, and she is the current editor of Aztec Reports. After spending eight months in an immigration facility in the United States, Abimael Hernandez made the tough decision to return to Mexico . He had spent 14 years in Flori...
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Michael Cohen postpones testimony to House, citing Trump's attacks – live

Trump’s former lawyer says he will not testify before Congress due to ‘threats’ from the president. Follow the latest newsTrump’s disapproval rating hits record high, latest poll showsDemocrats preparing counteroffer to end shutdownSign up for the Guardian’s daily morning briefing 7.01pm GMT Cohen cited threats from Donald Trump in his decision to postpone his testimony.Democrats recently warned the president he should not intimidate witnesses after Trump repeatedly suggested Cohen’s father-...
Tags: Congress, US news, US politics, House, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, US political financing, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Cohen, Michael Cohen, House Oversight Committee, Kevin Corke, Trump Administration, Trump-Russia investigation, Lanny Davis Cohen


Opponents of Venezuela’s President Plan Nationwide Protest With Encouragement From the Trump Administration

Mike Pence released a video pledging support, in Spanish, for the planned demonstrations
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Julian Assange launches legal challenge against Trump administration

WikiLeaks founder’s lawyers file urgent application in attempt to prevent extradition to USJulian Assange, the fugitive WikiLeaks founder whose diplomatic sanctuary in the Ecuadorian embassy appears increasingly precarious, is launching a legal challenge against the Trump administration.Lawyers for the Australian activist have filed an urgent application to the Washington-based Inter-American Commission of Human Rights (IACHR) aimed at forcing the hand of US prosecutors, requiring them to “unsea...
Tags: Media, Law, Washington, Americas, US, World news, US news, US politics, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Ecuador, Trump, Trump Administration, Inter American Commission of Human Rights IACHR


'Sex trainer' who said she could prove Russia meddled in US election freed

Escort Anastasia Vashukevich released from Moscow jail amid speculation she may have cut a dealA Belarusian “sex trainer” who had claimed she could prove a Russian oligarch’s ties to the Trump campaign has been released from a Moscow jail, amid speculation that she may have cut a deal for her freedom.Anastasia Vashukevich, the escort and model who also calls herself Nastya Rybka, became an unlikely figure in the sprawling “Russiagate” saga after she offered to trade information about collusion w...
Tags: Europe, Russia, US, World news, US news, Thailand, United States, US politics, Moscow, Belarus, Donald Trump, Trump, Trump Administration, Trump-Russia investigation, Anastasia Vashukevich, Nastya Rybka


Democrats investigate White House security clearances of Jared Kushner, Michael Flynn and other Trump associates

Democrats on the House Oversight Committee have launched an investigation into the White House security clearance process that is likely to bring a focus to how Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner was able to get access to highly classified US documents in spite of concerns that he was targeted for manipulation by foreign governments. “The Committee on Oversight and Reform is launching an in-depth investigation of the security clearance process at the White House and Transition Team in resp...
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Mike Pence backs Venezuelan protesters seeking to oust President Nicolás Maduro – video

Mike Pence, the US vice-president, has issued a video message offering the country's ’unwavering support’ to Venezuelans protesting against President Nicolás Maduro. ‘We stand with you, and we will stay with you until Democracy is restored,’ Pence said on the eve of demonstrations expected to take place across the country. Maduro has accused Washington of trying to force a coup Continue reading...
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‘Onslaught of outrage’: resistance and activism reawaken in Trump era

Two years since his inauguration, millions of Americans have built on recent movements such as Black Lives Matter to rally, march and strike against the presidentFor 125 days last year, Ashley Weitz stood with her four-year-old son on a quiet corner near their home in Salt Lake City for one hour daily to protest Donald Trump.This was unusual for a woman who had mostly ignored the wall-to-wall coverage of Trump’s unprecedented behavior in the White House, occupied instead by the full-time task of...
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US state department's top diplomat for European affairs resigns

Wess Mitchell’s resignation adds to the exodus of senior officials who have championed the Nato alliance in the face of Trump’s reported desire to withdraw The state department’s top diplomat dealing with Europe, and an outspoken supporter of Nato, has announced his resignation.Wess Mitchell said he was leaving from personal reasons, after just 16 months in the job as assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs, adding that he was “fully supportive” of secretary of state, Mike...
Tags: Europe, US, World news, US news, US politics, Nato, Trump, Mike Pompeo, Trump Administration, Wess Mitchell


United States: The Buzz About Block Grants - Mintz

With the recent scoop from Politico that the Trump Administration is considering giving states the ability to implement Medicaid block grants, there has been considerable speculation
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Did a Group of Migrant Men With a Kidnapped Mexican Girl Hold a Texas Rancher in El Indio at Gunpoint?

We sought to corroborate an incident described in a social media post that went viral in early 2019.
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Five Donald Trump tactics to watch out for - video explainer

In the two years since he took office, the US president has repeatedly deployed a number of tactics to try to get what he wants. We highlight five of Trump's most commonly used methods to make them easier to spot during the rest of his term Continue reading...
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US-Kurdish patrol attacked in Syria as Erdoğan offers to step in

Turkish president tells Donald Trump he is ready to send troops into US-overseen areasThe threat of a growing security vacuum in Syria as a result of Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw US troops has been underlined by an attack on a joint US-Kurdish patrol in Syria, which killed five people and injured at least two American soldiers.The attack on Monday, in which a suicide bomber drove a car into a checkpoint, emphasised the vulnerability of American troops since the US president declared he wa...
Tags: Islamic State, US, World news, Turkey, US foreign policy, US news, Syria, Middle East and North Africa, US politics, US military, Kurds, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Donald Trump, Trump Administration


United States: The Trump Administration's Latest Drug Pricing Initiatives - Ropes & Gray LLP

Donald Trump's election in 2016 placed pharmaceutical companies in uncharted territory. Unlike predecessors from both major political parties, Trump did not shy away from directly criticizing the industry.
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Turkey offers to take over security in Syrian city of Manbij

Erdoğan telephones Trump after death of four US citizens in north-eastern townTurkey is ready to take over security in the Syrian city where four US citizens died in an Islamic State-claimed bombing last week, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan told Donald Trump in a telephone call on Sunday, the Turkish presidency said.Erdoğan told the US president that the suicide bombing in Manbij, a town in the north-east of the country controlled by a militia allied to US-backed Kurdish forces, was a provocativ...
Tags: Islamic State, US, World news, Turkey, US foreign policy, US news, Syria, Middle East and North Africa, US politics, US military, Kurds, Erdogan, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Donald Trump, Trump, Manbij


The 'exhausting' work of factcheckers who track Trump's barrage of lies

Since taking office, Trump has made 7,645 ‘false or misleading claims’. In the month of October he said 1,200 things that were false or misleading, according to Fact Checker databaseDonald Trump’s tumultuous presidency has presented problems for journalists the world over. But spare a thought for the people whose job it is to keep track of his lies: the Trump factcheckers.Since taking office, the president has lied about everything from immigration figures to the number of burgers he served to t...
Tags: White House, US news, US politics, Clemson, Donald Trump, Trump, Trump Administration, US federal government shutdown 2019, Fact Checker databaseDonald Trump


United States: 340B Drug Pricing Program Litigation Update: Court Rejects CMS Drug Pricing Cuts - Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton

On December 27, 2018, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued an opinion that ruled against the Trump Administration in its plan to cut funding from the 340B Drug Pricing Program
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Grace Notes: Two New Jobs, One Mission: Fighting the Trump Administration

Julie Menin brought the Grammys to New York. But now she is overseeing the city’s role in the 2020 census and defending it against federal actions.
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Miscellaneous Tidbits from this Week

I’m trying to write at least one post per week.  I know it’s not required, but it’s a habit I want to cultivate, and I’m appreciative of the group here at voices for allowing me to post some of my miscellaneous ramblings. I started writing this post earlier this week and was finding myself bereft of material.  It was a slow week, but as good ‘ol JR would say when a wrestler would interrupt the match of his pay-per-view opponent, “business has picked up.” James McDonald has taken an indefinite le...
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Shutdown: Trump 'amnesty' hint angers right and fails to draw Democrats

President defends offer rejected by Pelosi before speechOutside the Washington circus, shutdown havoc spreadsDonald Trump raised the possibility of one day granting amnesty to migrants living in the US illegally, after Democrats rejected his latest plan to fund a wall along the southern border and reopen the US government. Related: Trump whisperers: are Stephen Miller and Fox keeping the shutdown alive? Continue reading...
Tags: Republicans, Washington, US, World news, US news, Fox, Democrats, US politics, US domestic policy, US immigration, Donald Trump, Trump, Pelosi, Stephen Miller, Trump Administration, Us-mexico Border


Trump may have spoken to Cohen before false testimony to Congress – Giuliani

President’s attorney, Rudy Giuliani, said it would have been ‘perfectly normal’ for Trump to discuss testimony with CohenDonald Trump may have talked to Michael Cohen in advance about Cohen’s false testimony to Congress on their pursuit of a property deal in Russia, the president’s attorney said on Sunday. Related: Mueller's disavowal of bombshell Cohen report fuels Trump's war with media Continue reading...
Tags: Congress, Russia, US news, US politics, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Cohen, Michael Cohen, Mueller, Robert Mueller, Trump Administration, Trump-Russia investigation, CohenDonald Trump


Shutdown: Trump risks rightwing ire with tweet on 'amnesty' for migrants

President defends offer rejected by Democrats before speechSupport for hardline immigration policies has driven shutdownDonald Trump risked angering Republicans on Sunday, by raising the possibility of granting amnesty to migrants living in the US illegally.Trump made the remark in a tweet that stressed his new proposal to fund a border wall included as a concession an extension of legal protections only for refugees and people who were brought to the US illegally as children. Continue reading.....
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Forget the 'border crisis' – it is Trump's shutdown that's made us less safe

With thousands of FBI and TSA staff furloughed and critical functions hit, the shutdown is a disaster for national securityPresident Trump closed the US government over a fabricated border crisis, and in doing so has sparked a real national security emergency. By shutting down the government, Trump has disabled America’s defenses against threats to national security.Trump decided to shut down the government over the claim that America needs a wall to deal with a crisis at the border with Mexico....
Tags: Mexico, US, America, US news, Fbi, US politics, US national security, US domestic policy, Tsa, US immigration, Customs, Donald Trump, Trump, Trump Administration


Pelosi rejects Trump shutdown deal before president announces it

Trump official: no backing down from $5.7bn demandSpeaker: nothing new in offer from president Before Donald Trump could propose a deal to end the government shutdown, the House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, rejected it. Related: 'A death sentence': migrant caravan member killed in Honduras after US sent him back Continue reading...
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Trump to offer Dreamers protection in bid to fund wall and end shutdown

Trump official: no backing down from $5.7bn demandDemocratic aide says party were not consulted on proposalDonald Trump is expected to propose on Saturday a deal to end the government shutdown. In an address to the nation, the president will ask for funding for his border wall in exchange for extending protections for certain undocumented migrants and individuals from certain Central American and African nations. Related: 'A death sentence': migrant caravan member killed in Honduras after US s...
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