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Conservatives balk at GOP plan to avert government shutdown

House GOP leaders unveiled the spending bill Tuesday night, sweetening it with a six-year renewal of the popular Children's Health Insurance Program and with provisions to temporarily suspend three "Obamacare" taxes, including a tax on generous "Cadillac" health plans. Read More »

Tamil Nadu poll shocker


Chennai: Stung by the R K Nagar by-poll defeat at the hands of rebel leader T T V Dhinakaran , the ruling AIADMK today axed nine of his aides and warned of action against those who "betrayed" the party. The AIADMK retained the security deposit and ended second in the elections. On the BJP's performance, Ganesan said people had not taken into consideration the saffron party's presence in the contest. Read More »

GOP still struggling with Trump's remarks on Africa


And here's Perdue on ABC's "This Week" : "The gross misrepresentation [of the meeting] was that language was used in there that was not used, and also that the tone of that meeting was not contributory and not constructive". The problem for Republicans in Congress working on a deal to legalize hundreds of thousands of young immigrants: They took President Trump literally. Read More »

What do the Aziz Ansari allegations mean to you?


Flanagan and Valenti are both spot on. What we are seeing in the broader culture now is something that has been evident on college campuses for some time - women are unhappy about the state of sex and romance. In the account, Grace describes how Ansari rushed through their dinner date and brought her back to his apartment. She remembers feeling uncomfortable at how quickly things escalated. Read More »

Tax Reform Bill Awaits President Trump's Signature After Passage by Congress


Or so claims Donald Trump . But with all the bitter partisan rivalry in Washington for almost a decade now, Trump's chances of reaching across the aisle to Democrats may be slim, experts said . Whether Trump's tax cuts are viewed the same way remains to be seen, said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll . It has become a norm over the years. Read More »

Trump Says Wall Street Journal misquoted him on Kim


In the past he has not ruled out direct talks with Kim. When asked by reporters whether he has communicated directly with Kim, Trump was evasive. Speaking to Newsroom before flying out, Peters said he was hopeful meaningful progress could be made, given the gravity of the situation. Read More »

California couple charged with torture scheduled for court hearing


Sheriff's deputies said they found the couple's 13 children ranging in age from 2 to 29 years old, some of them chained to furniture, all of them thin and malnourished. "I don't agree with what she did, and her actions have made the whole family suffer". On Tuesday, state and local officials were on the defensive as they tried to explain how such things could have occurred in a private school the state had sanctioned. Read More »

President vows to uproot 'terror nests' in Syria


It said Syria "does not need a single dollar from the USA for reconstruction because this dollar is stained with the blood of the Syrians". He also said that the Turkish army would conduct its operations in the north of Syria with the assistance of the Syrian opposition. Read More »

Is Trump giving up on the undocumented young people deal?


Which protects young immigrants from deportation. "We are ready willing and able to make a deal on DACA, but I don't think the Democrats want to make a deal". On Capitol Hill, Democrats are being urged to let federal funding expire unless Republicans and President Donald Trump agree to extend the expiring Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Read More »

Trump blames Senator Durbin for blowing immigration deal

Schumer says that if there is a shutdown starting this weekend the public will blame Republicans . House Republican leaders can only afford to lose 22 GOP votes if all Democrats in the chamber vote against the next stopgap. While top GOPers have yet to decide where they stand on a short-term funding bill, Republicans are set to meet on a deal this week. There was only one problem with Ryan's strategy: Instead of removing the potential for House conservative mischief, it encouraged them ... Read More »

BJP Wins Gujarat But Misses its 150-Seats Target


To a question on what the BJP learnt from the campaign, Mr Shah said that the saffron party will have to consider the Congress's "new system" of campaigning in its election strategy from the next time. The electorate in the state appears in the habit of changing government in every election, alternating between the Congress and the BJP. Though the BJP's CM candidate P K Dhumal lost from Sujanpur, from where the leader was contesting . Read More »

Trump, GOP members of Congress celebrate tax bill passage


The bill also extends the foreign surveillance warrant program, known as FISA 702, and includes an extra $4.7 billion to fund ship fix and missile defense programs at the Department of Defense. It provides medical care for 9 million children whose parents don't qualify for Medicaid and can't afford insurance. This is one of the biggest changes in the bill and one that could significantly increase the tax burden of people who itemize their deductions -  most likely people in the upper-middle ... Read More »

Les Restos du cœur de Macron — Migrants


Car c'est là où le bât blesse: les exemples de dérapages des forces de l'ordre sont légion. Le président a fustigé, mardi, celles qu'il soupçonne de saboter sa politique migratoire et regretté que " le travail de policier [soit] souvent caricaturé ". Read More »

Salman's TIGER ZINDA HAI day 1 Collections up to 50 Crores?


That's correct. 20 minutes into the film and you realize that this one is on par with Hollywood entertainers as far as setting the stage right for a spy thriller. Paresh Rawal will definitely give you some laugh. Playing Tiger and Zoya's common enemy, ISC Commissioner Abu Usman is Iranian actor Sajjad Delafrooz. Read More »

Storm Inga: Snow Causes Travel Chaos as Areas Declare State of Emergency


Travel will be treacherous. There is potential for a rare "flash freeze" during which liquid precipitation on the ground suddenly freezes over as temps plunge into the 20s during the afternoon. States of emergency were declared in Alabama, Georgia and North Carolina because of the storm. Forecasters aren't predicting a large amount of snow, just 2 inches (5 centimeters) or less with more in spots. Read More »

Trump enjoys 'excellent' health, White House physician concludes

Cotton is frequently mentioned as a person who Trump could put in his adminstration. Sen. The White House chefs, Jackson said, are now cooking for him a much healthier diet. Under federal medical privacy laws, Jackson can not release any information about Mr Trump's health without his permission. According to a calculator provided by the National Institutes of Health's National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Trump's BMI is 29.9. Read More »

TRUMP'S CHALLENGE: 'I'll BEAT OPRAH' in 2020 Presidential Race


While supporting the idea of Oprah's candidacy, Brad Anderson, former U.S. president Barack Obama's 2020 Iowa campaign director, said , "Look, it's ridiculous - and I get that". 'I think Oprah would be great. She had " Donald Trump " for her last week. The men who tried to destroy her were never persecuted. "I think she is intrigued by the idea". Read More »

Michigan Meteor Causes 2.0 Magnitude Earthquake


Around 8:10 p.m., a meteor flew past Southern Michigan , triggered a weak natural disaster and blowing up social media feeds. The flash it made is called a "super bolide", a term given to fireballs that are brighter than the moon but dimmer than the sun, Cooke said. Read More »

President Trump denies making 's-hole' comments, says he's 'not a racist'

That's when Trump began interjecting, Durbin said. "President Trump said things that were hate-filled, vile, and racist ". Sure, a president swearing in front of a group of politicians in the White House has a titillating appeal to it. DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Sen. Sen. Dick Durbin of IL, who has taken a leading role DACA negotiations and attended the Thursday meeting at the White House, said publicly that Trump repeatedly ... Read More »

Koreas to carry single Olympic flag


Details of the North Korean Paralympics delegation will be determined in further talks between the Koreas, it said. South Korea will also need to find ways to accomodate the North Korean delegation without violating UN Security Council sanctions which block cash transfers to Pyongyang . Read More »

Chile: Pope Meets Sex Abuse Victims, Fails to Announce Action


We Are Church Ireland (WACI), a lobby group seeking to liberalise some of Catholicism's structures and sexual teachings, said a personal meeting with Collins would show the Pope's appreciation of her "valuable work" on the Vatican's Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors. Read More »

Cold front, snow expected this afternoon


Specifically, a mix of rain and snow is likely in the Chattahoochee Valley tonight ( Tuesday ) before 10 p.m., then turning to frozen crystals known as snow overnight . Wednesday Night: Clear, with a low around 16. There will be a south southwest wind of 3 to 8 miles per hour. Northwest wind around 5 miles per hour. Read More »

Congressional Panel To Ask Bannon About Those 'Fire And Fury' Quotes


Even then, Bannon refused to answer questions after his lawyer conferred with the White House and was told to refuse to answer questions about the transition period after Trump was elected in November 2016 and before he took office in January 2017, or about Bannon's time at the White House, according to Representative Adam Schiff , the top Democrat on the committee. Read More »

White House doctor: Trump is medically fit to serve


My sense was that as the meeting went on, it dawned on Durbin that Trump was using him and his fellow Democrats as a prop. Cotton noted President Donald Trump has already agreed to comprise and let the programs continue if other concessions are agreed on. Read More »

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu says Mahatma Gandhi an inspiration


This meeting between the two extremist leaders definitely has come at a time when situation both in the Middle East and occupied Kashmir is boiling up to risky levels. The roadshow began from Ahmedabad airport and it will end at the Sabarmati Ashram. It portrays him as someone who, as Netanyahu has said repeatedly- and not by accident- during his visit, a revolutionary who is "revolutionizing India". Read More »

Trump Clears The Air On What Types Of Immigrants He Wants


Sen. Dick Durbin of IL, the only Democrat at Thursday's meeting, said Trump had indeed said what he was reported to have said. Altidor extended an invitation to the President to visit his country, but added that it "doesn't excuse an apology for what was said" and that "such words shouldn't be coming out of anybody's mouth, let alone the President of the United States". Read More »

Trump supporters have sold their souls to the Donald


Trump's overall health "is excellent " and he did " exceedingly well " on cognitive screening, Jackson said. In what was lowkey one of the more weird White House press conferences, Donald Trump's physician gave a incredibly thorough hour-long rundown about the president's health. Read More »

Former Trump aide Bannon subpoenaed in Russian Federation probe, stays tight-lipped


After the book's release, Trump quickly disavowed "Sloppy Steve Bannon " and argued extensively there was no evidence of collusion between his presidential campaign and operatives tied to Russian President Vladimir Putin. The House Intelligence Committee is also investigating the allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 election. Sources told Fox News the subpoena was issued after the Federal Bureau of Investigation was initially unable to contact Bannon. Read More »

Pressure rises on British government over Carillion collapse


As the NHS has come under increasing strain in recent years, Carillion's failure could cause a crisis within the vital public institution. "Their procurement people weren't good and we didn't like working for them". "Asset sales won't even raise enough to cover the debts of senior bank creditors, so many small firms won't see a bean", he said. We have planned extensively for this and have been working with local authorities and academy trusts since before Christmas to make sure contingency ... Read More »