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Doctor says Donald Trump in 'excellent' health

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According to Jackson - who was appointed by President Obama - the president is in great health, but some critics wasted no time casting doubt on Jackson's analysis. Jackson said he would increase that dose in an effort to get Trump's so-called "bad" cholesterol, or LDL level, below 120; it now is 143. The physical, which Mr Trump completed last Friday, found the president weighs 239lbs (108kg), with "excellent" cardiac health. Read More »

Trump says program protecting young immigrants 'probably dead'

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The bill would not include protections for the young people described as "Dreamers", Republican Representative Mike Simpson told reporters after his party's closed-door meeting. The federal government is running on its third temporary spending bill since the fiscal year of 2018, which began on October 1, 2017 and is set to expire on January 19. Read More »

Winter storm unloads snow and ice on South, heads for Northeast

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A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued, and a Winter Storm Watch or Winter Storm Warning could be issued in the next 12 to 36 hours. The station also released snow accumulations regionally for Wednesday's storm. State government offices were closed Wednesday and will remain closed Thursday in the impacted areas for non-essential personnel. Flight disruptions were piling up late Wednesday as nearly 1,700 arrivals and departures were cancelled or delayed at Hartsfield-Jackson ... Read More »

DACA Troubles Could Put Spending Bill In Peril

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Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, who is involved in the immigration negotiations, and conservative colleague Mike Rounds have said they will not vote for a short-term funding bill. "The number of fatal accidents or those resulting in the loss of aircraft for the Marines has doubled over the last decade", Ryan said, adding, "it's baffling to me that Democrats would be willing to block funding for a military over unrelated issues". Read More »

Trump takes hard line on immigration, rejects 'horrible' bipartisan plan

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It was unclear whether Democrats would support another continuing resolution spending measure - especially if it does not contain the immigration provision. With the fate of the spending bill uncertain, federal agencies were being instructed to prepare for partial government shutdowns throughout the country on Saturday . Read More »

This is the cognitive test the president passed

Sen. Graham said that he doesn't believe that DACA can be agreed upon with border security, but wants those Americans living in the limbo that is their DACA status to know that they are not forgotten. Trump insisted on taking the test and passed it with flying colors, Admiral Dr. Ronny Jackson , presidential physician, told reporters. Even if one watched via a live-stream of the event, a sense of collective disbelief seemed to dominate as Jackson took question after question. Read More »

Not clear what Trump will support on immigration: Senate leader

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If that's the case, the burden will fall to House Speaker Paul Ryan who may have problems within his own ranks. "That's what I understood, and all of that was helpful". And there are 10 Democratic senators, too, who are up for re-election in states that Trump won in 2016. The immigration talks fell apart last week after Trump rejected a plan proposed by Sens. Read More »

Sen. Dick Durbin talks Trump comments on 'The View'

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McCaul and some other Republicans contend that Democrats will watch their strategy backfire politically if they are perceived to have held government funding hostage for DACA recipients. "That I can tell you". US diplomats in Haiti and other countries have been called to host government offices to hear complaints about the president's comments. Read More »

White House doctor says President Trump is 'very healthy'

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Jackson said the president sleeps only four to five hours a night but rarely sees the president overly stressed. Several news sources said they independently confirmed that Trump asked, "Why are we having all these people from s**thole countries come here?" during a meeting about immigration negotiations. Read More »

Republican senator insists Trump didn't disparage Haiti, African nations with profane remark

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To Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., the president's message apparently came through. Trump said in a Tweet , "The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used". Graham, who has become one of President Donald Trump's best friends in the Senate after being a harsh critic during the 2016 White House race, added that he didn't think the president was "well served by his staff" on the immigration issue. Read More »

Clock Ticking Toward Shutdown as Congress Returns to Spending Mess

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Thirty-four seats in the Senate and all 435 seats in the House of Representatives will be contested in November's midterm elections . GOP leaders don't anticipate finalizing any deal in time for the deadline and are instead proposing a stopgap-funding bill as the talks continue to avoid a shutdown on Friday. Read More »

S. Africa, Ghana summon USA diplomats after Trump remark

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Jackson , the lead White House doctor, said on January 16 that President Trump's "overall health is excellent". On Thursday, The Washington Post detailed a meeting between President Donald Trump and lawmakers. "But what we have to do is not let that define this moment", said Republican Senator Cory Gardner on CBS's "Face the Nation" program. Sen. Lindsey Graham for months touted his close relationship with the president, a bond that promised success in crafting deals on the day's ... Read More »

Doctor: Pres. Trump did 'exceedingly well' on cognitive screening

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It also said it had blocked many hundreds more potential terrorists who tried to enter the country both legally and illegally. Sens. Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina, and James Lankford, R-Oklahoma, said in a joint statement Wednesday evening they would oppose the bill because it "falls short" on border security reforms. Read More »

North and South Korea to team together for the Winter Olympics 2018

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North Korea's participation in February's Winter Olympics was finalized last week after the North and South resumed diplomatic efforts for the first time in roughly two years. North Korea had altogether boycotted Seoul 1988, the only previous Olympics on the divided peninsula. However, the International Olympic Committee said recently that it has "kept the door open" for North Korea to take part at Pyeongchang. Read More »

Pope marries couple on papal plane

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But he had something else in mind. The Chilean couple married in a civil ceremony in 2010 but were never formally Wednesday in the Catholic Church as the church they chose for the event was destroyed in an quake. "I asked him: 'Do you marry people?' He said: 'Yes, from time to time. I hope this motivates couples around the world to marry". Argentina's government said Tuesday that the pope's decision was not politically motivated. Read More »

US Congress struggles to avoid financial shutdown

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Frustrations over the immigration deadlock boiled over in NY, where three people were arrested protesting immigration policy , and in Washington, where police said 82 people were arrested in a Senate office building during a sit-in urging protection of immigrants. Read More »

GOP bill to avert shutdown saves children's health funds, guts Obamacare revenue

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Mark Sanford, a Republican from SC, when asked if the House Freedom Caucus was doing little more than paving the way for a big increase in spending in a later deal by supporting short-term continuing resolutions. With less than 48 hours before a possible shutdown , Trump on Twitter seemed to directly contradict the legislative strategy of congressional Republicans by calling for the separation of a long-term extension of the popular Children's Health Insurance Program ( CHIP ) from a ... Read More »

North Korea Mocks Trump's 'Nuclear Button' Boast

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North Korea lashed out at President Donald Trump on Tuesday for a previous tweet mocking dictator Kim Jong Un's "nuclear button". South Korea says North Korea will send a delegation to the Paralympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea in March. Read More »

Decoding the crude price rally: Will the surge sustain?

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By doing this, OPEC member countries miscalculated on the impact it would have. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, Nigeria's petroleum and resources minister, center, looks on during a news conference the 173rd Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) meeting in Vienna, Austria, on Wednesday, Nov. Read More »

Nintendo Labo combines gaming with hands-on building

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With the Nintendo DS they were a tolerable gimmick with a few novel uses, but as soon as smartphones and tablets made them the default computer interface for most of the world traditional video games have been put on the defensive. Replacement kits and templates will be available, because despite the initial sturdiness of the Toy-Cons, you might find that cardboard tends to get weak with extensive wear-and-tear. Read More »

Doctor: Trump is healthy, did very well on cognitive test

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U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with Dr. Ronny Jackson after his annual physical exam at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, U.S., January 12, 2018. James Gunn, the director of " Guardians of the Galaxy ", has offered $100,000 to a charity of Trump's choice if the president steps "on an accurate scale with an impartial medical professional". Read More »

Attorney: 'Feds Would Be Foolish' To Go After Legal Marijuana Business

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With one national poll finding 93 percent support for legal medical marijuana and almost 60 percent of Americans in favor of full legislation, the public clearly supports such an approach. Protecting the state's burgeoning cannabis industry is the latest front in California's war with the Trump administration, as state officials work to make California a so-called "sanctuary state" for the marijuana industry. Read More »

Amazon announces 20 finalists for its second headquarters

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But Amazon must have had a reason to include 20 finalists, instead of 10, or 15; it's fair to assume any of the cities remaining has a nonzero chance to become home to HQ2. Does Cincinnati have what it takes to land Amazon headquarters? The new headquarters will bring 50,000 high-paying jobs and billions of dollars in capital investment from the company. Read More »

Tim Cook says Apple should have been 'clearer' about software update

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Apple recently announced that it would offer discounted replacement iPhone batteries and make them available this month. Apple says a new version of iOS due out in March will let iPhone owners check the health of their battery, and even turn off the controversial feature which automatically slows the handset down as it ages. Read More »

Olympic message of hope from North and South Korea

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The two countries, neither of which were invited to the Vancouver meeting, have previously denied the charges and criticized the gathering as potentially harmful to peace prospects on the Korean peninsula. Official party newspaper Rodong Sinmun dismissed Trump's "swaggering" as the "spasm of a lunatic" frightened by North Korea's power and the "bark of a rabid dog". Read More »

GOP Lacking Votes To Keep Government Open

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Negotiations between a bipartisan Senate group and the White House broke down last week in an acrimonious meeting at which Trump reportedly expressed his preference for immigrants from Norway over those who hail from Haiti and African nations. Read More »

Schumer: 'Very Strong' Support Among Dems for Blocking GOP Budget Bill

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Yet the bill would also extend funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program for the next six years. The top Democrats in the Maryland General Assembly have a message for President Trump and the Republican-led Congress as they veer dangerously close to the first federal government shutdown in five years: "Enough is enough". Read More »

Government to resume processing DACA renewals, citing judge's ruling

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Until Republicans and Democrats can get their act together enough to do that, stopgap spending measures will remain vulnerable to sabotage by one party or the other. The reports ignited a new round of accusations of racism against the president. They did, in fact, come up with a plan, which a smaller bipartisan group brought back to Trump on Thursday. Read More »

Congress Inches Closer To Gov't Shutdown

Democrats argue that blame would fall on Republicans , who control Congress and the White House. Last week, Democrats had a productive meeting with the president, during which he expressed a desire to help legalize not just the "dreamers" - those immigrants brought here illegally as children - but also the vast majority of the almost 11 million illegal immigrants in this country who have not committed crimes. Read More »

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 »