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Tenn. lawmakers debate morality of President Trump's first budget

Trump proposes to completely eliminate funding for lots of other programs. It's called " A New Foundation for American Greatness " and would slash federal spending by $4.5 trillion over 10 years. But Democratic Rep. Pramila Jayapal of Washington told Mulvaney that cuts to food stamps, payments to the disabled , and other programs are "astonishing and frankly immoral". Read More »

OPEC agrees to extend oil production cut for nine months

Oil cartel members meeting in Europe agreed Thursday to extend petroleum production cuts into 2018, as they seek to regain market power amid a surge of USA shale output that has kept fuel prices low. "And to this end we have a technical committee working on this every month", he told CNBC in Vienna when asked about the possibility of deeper cuts to production. Read More »

Trump budget chief: Medicaid cuts won't affect anyone now on program

There would be an extra $1 billion for Title 1 school choice programs and public school portability, which Education Secretary Betsy DeVos supports. Testifying before the House's budget committee, Budget Director Mick Mulvaney defended the cuts as ways to reduce the government's debt and balance the budget. Read More »

Oil drops after OPEC-led output cut extension falls below expectations

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There was some disappointment that deeper production cuts had not been sanctioned and that no more non-OPEC countries had joined in the agreement. Opec countries and 11 other oil-producing nations, including Russian Federation, first agreed to reduce production last December in an effort to boost flagging prices. Read More »

GOP focus on lowering health premiums may undermine benefits

Additionally, he praised tax credits included in the amended health care bill, which range from between $2,000- $4,000 per year for an individual and up to $14,000 per year for a family. "This means many small firms would close up shop while others would never get off the ground", said John Arensmeyer, founder of Small Business Majority, which represents 55,000 small businesses. Read More »

Oil Prices Drop 5 Percent after OPEC Meeting in Vienna

Wall Street was poised to open lower, with Dow and S&P 500 futures both slipping 0.1 percent. Novak told Bloomberg TV that the cuts could be increased or reduced if the market needed. The GBP/USD was trading at $1.2902, down 0.29%. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 lost 0.7 percent to 5,751.50. Their goal to stabilize crude prices has been met, but ramping production from countries not part of the agreement (Brazil, Canada and the United States) is keeping the price of oil within a certain range. Read More »

Leaders of G7 nations begin summit in Italy

Once more, he will likely be received warily, a president who ran on a campaign of "America First" with suggestions of disentangling the United States from global pacts, now engaged in two days of pomp and policy with the leaders of the United Kingdom, France , Germany , Italy , Japan and Canada . Read More »

Donald Trump meets Pope Francis at Vatican City

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Immediately after the meeting, the 80-year-old pope held his weekly address to the faithful on St Peter's square while the Trump couple were given a private tour of the Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica. They possess antithetical stances on big-picture issues like immigration and climate change , and the Pope has long criticized Trump's anti-Muslim speak and his desire to build a wall between the United States and Mexico. Read More »

SKorea OKs civilian contact with NKorea in goodwill gesture

Thornton said the U.S., China and others were also in talks on a future United Nations resolution on North Korea in order to cut the time needed to take action following another nuclear or missile test . knowledge about North Korea's capabilities, but Stewart warned the panel the risk was growing. "When that thing went off and entered into a lower earth orbit, he got credit for that", said Madden. Read More »

Wall Street closes higher after Fed minutes

On Thursday, data on weekly jobless claims highlighted brightening prospects for the USA economy and helped steady the dollar index . In the minutes, the Federal Reserve mentioned several times that the recent slowdown in growth was likely to be "transitory" and that the economy would likely rebound in coming months. Read More »

Trump budget slashes funding for Great Lakes

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Except, the public won't be fooled into thinking that massive budget cuts that eviscerate community and family environmental health protections are somehow good for America. The record was not flawless. "At the USDA, it's hard to overstate just how egregious the proposed cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program would be". Read More »

Montana GOP candidate's scuffle with reporter hangs over election vote

House Speaker Paul Ryan on May 25 called on Gianforte to apologize, although Ryan himself seemed to view the news media as a separate species. The race ultimately turned on the weaknesses of both Gianforte and his opponent, folk singer and Democrat Rob Quist , making it tough to use as a barometer for the nation's political mood. Read More »

Trump says Iran will never be allowed to possess a nuclear weapon

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Monday cited a lack of protests against President Donald Trump in Saudi Arabia as evidence of a "genuinely good mood" on the first leg of his foreign trip. But he deviated from prepared remarks in Riyadh , the birthplace of Islam, as he called on dozens of leaders from majority-Muslim nations to help stamp out terror. Read More »

Trump and Macron Had the Most Passive-Aggressive Handshake

Meanwhile Twitter users were quick to declare Macron, who at 39 is France's youngest leader, the victor. If he had not explicitly taken a stand in the French election campaign , some of Donald Trump's remarks would have fed the idea of a possible victory of far right-wing candidate, Marine Le Pen . Read More »

Gianforte charged with assaulting reporter

Early returns are from the more than 250,000 absentee votes cast before election day, counted during the day by county officials and posted soon after the polls closed at 8 p.m. Gianforte: I'm sick and exhausted of you guys. After clinching the win, Gianforte apologized to the reporter, saying he "learned a lesson". Gianforte could be fined up to $500 or get six months in jail if convicted. Read More »

MT voters go to polls - with special congressional race in harsh spotlight

House Speaker Paul Ryan is calling on the Republican candidate in the nationally-watched election for Montana's congressional seat to apologize in the alleged assault on a reporter. According to audio provided by Jacobs, he asked Gianforte for his reaction to the Congressional Budget Office's report on the American Health Care Act. Read More »

Hamilton fastest in Monaco GP 1st practice

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Hamilton finished that in eighth place, with his teammate Valtteri Bottas down in 10th. "We didn't have the greatest day", Hamilton told the BBC . But he failed to clock a clean hot lap on the ultra-soft tyres in the second practice. "(We are) just enjoying working together and hopefully that will help us in this close fight with Ferrari. Read More »

Marathon Patent Group, Inc

In taking a look at technical levels, shares are trading -15.42% away from the 50 day simple moving average and -70.60% away from the 200 day simple moving average. For stochastics, readings below 20 are considered oversold and you would only take buy signals if the indicator is below that level. The stock has a beta value of -0.09. Read More »

Montana voters cast ballots day after candidate cited for assault

Jacobs reported the incident to the police. In a statement Governor Steve Bullock said "we must restore civility in politics and governing [and] the actions of Gianforte do not reflect the values of Montana or its people". House Speaker Paul Ryan on May 25 called on Gianforte to apologize, although Ryan himself seemed to view the news media as a separate species. Read More »

Trump Went Off-Script In His Speech About Terrorism

President Trump addressed Arab leaders Sunday on his first foreign trip as President of the United States . United States President Donald Trump said India was a victim of terrorism and asked countries to ensure that terror groups don't find sanctuaries on their soil. Read More »

Russia, Saudi Arabia agree to extend oil output cuts until March 2018

It was expected that Opec and other producers such as Russian Federation would extend the agreement, reached late previous year, until the end of 2017. Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia wil hold consultations with the parties to the deal before May 24, according to the joint statement of the two countries. Read More »

GOP candidate charged with misdemeanor assault of reporter

Republican candidate Greg Gianforte won the Montana special election to replace former Rep. Ryan Zinke late Thursday, according to the Associated Press . The incident occurred as Jacobs tried to ask Gianforte about healthcare, according to an audio tape. That same poll found 72 per cent of GOP respondents believe there is a conspiracy between the media and Obama administration officials to impeach President Donald Trump . Read More »

United States inks 'historic' beef deal with China

Foreign-owned firms will be allowed to offer credit-rating services in China by July 16. "We believe that Sino-US economic cooperation is the trend of the times..." "[The Chinese] said no one's really asked us about [ beef ], so give us a proposal". Read More »

House GOP charged after body slamming reporter to the ground

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The Committee called for Gianforte to quit the race. Infowars cross-posted a piece from Information Liberation titled "Liberal Guardian Journalist Interferes In Montana Election, Gets Body Slammed ". Jacobs is heard on the recording doing his job - asking a candidate for political office a fair question. Gianforte was charged with assault for attacking Jacobs who had stepped into a room with the congressional candidate and a camera crew from Fox News . Read More »

Saudi, UAE pledge $100mn to Ivanka Trump women's fund

Mr Trump was addressing the leaders of 50 Muslim-majority countries on Sunday afternoon in his first speech on foreign soil. Drive them out of your holy land, and drive them out of this Earth!... President Donald Trump and Saudi King Salman pose for photos after a ceremony to mark the opening of the Global Center for Combatting Extremist Ideology , Sunday, May 21, 2017 , in Riyadh . Read More »

Donald Trump: Did the President just shove aside a prime minister?

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Trump said that the United States had spent more on defence in the last nine years than all the other members together. "Two percent is the bare minimum for confronting today's very real and very vicious threats". "This will send a strong political message of NATO's commitment to the fight against terrorism", NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told reporters ahead of Trump's meeting with the alliance's other 27 leaders. Read More »

Police stop sharing Manchester intel with US

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Abedi was known to British intelligence services, interior minister Amber Rudd said this week, without giving further details. Manchester police say officers arrested six more people Wednesday as part of the investigation into the bombing, bringing the number of arrests to seven. Read More »

The double count: Trump budget includes $2 trillion accounting gimmick

All told , the recommendation - titled "A New Foundation for American Greatness " - would purge more than $3.5 trillion in federal spending over 10 years. But the effort has stalled as the White House grapples with the political fallout from allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 USA election. U.S. Read More »

House GOP sticking with Montana candidate despite assault

Some who voted for Quist said they were optimistic some Independent voters would change their vote as a result of the news, but said die-hard supporters on either side of the aisle would find the good in their candidate. And he's now the Republican candidate for Montana's congressional seat. When Jacobs says there wont be time, Gianforte says “Just-” and there is a crashing sound. Read More »

West Virginia Senate passes amended tax bill

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At the heart of the heartburn is the House's and Senate's failure to reach a compromise on the budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1. Wednesday was the 100th day of the Legislature's annual session. "We'll probably have a slightly different glide path for expansion states for a phaseout, " Thune said . The bill's sponsor, Rep. Jason Harper, R-Rio Rancho, expressed disappointment after the vote. Read More »