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Want Immigrants "From Everywhere" To Come To US: President Trump

Trump met Thursday with Graham and other key lawmakers, including Democratic Sen. Trump doesn't get much shut-eye. Each week, USA TODAY's OnPolitics blog takes a look at how media from the left and the right reacted to a political news story, giving liberals and conservatives a peek into the other's media bubble . Read More »

North, South Korean teams to march as one at Olympics


A joint statement distributed by the ministry said the North Korean Olympic delegation will travel to South Korea across their heavily fortified land border before the February 9-25 Pyeongchang Games. "After having taken all this into consideration, the International Olympic Committee will take its final decisions on Saturday in Lausanne", it said. Read More »

White House says it prepares for gov't shutdown


We discussed all of the major outstanding issues. "We made some progress". Schumer they want to vote for that [ CHIP ]. Democrats have served notice they will filibuster the bill, seeking to shape a subsequent measure but exposing themselves to charges they are responsible for a looming shutdown . Read More »

Lindsey Graham says Trump is too egotistical to be racist

But what the Democrats did is worse. "We talked about diet and exercise a lot", Jackson said. "I've lost all trust in Durbin", Trump said. Jackson was appointed to be the official White House doctor by Obama in 2013. "So when you ask your questions please keep that in mind". Despite that, the president's son went on to say that accusing his father of being racist is "total nonsense". Read More »

Trump says government 'could very well' shut down


And politicians and others on both sides of the aisle had sharp rebukes for the vulgar remark Trump reportedly used in an Oval Office meeting disparaging other countries, which Trump has since denied after the White House initially did not dispute a news report last week by The Washington Post. Read More »

Joe Root: Ashes failure makes ODI victories even sweeter


Having watched England's trio of spinners tie Australia down, the home captain felt compelled to use two part-timers - Travis Head and Finch - inside 13 overs in desperate pursuit of a breakthrough. Hardly the most exhaustive of chases. Leg-spinner Adam Zampa was dropped to make way for veteran middle-order batsman Cameron White , who finished unbeaten on 15. Read More »

As Shutdown Looms, Senate To Hold Key Vote At 10 PM ET

Meadows urged Republicans to use the budget to try to repeal the Obama-era health care law. Cruz's move forced a 16-day government shutdown . House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) echoed that sentiment to The Washington Post , saying she felt the invitation to meet was "made with the idea of being constructive". Read More »

No plans of a Modi-Abbasi meet at Davos: MEA

The embassy is set to be shifted from Mayfair to south London. German chancellor Angela Merkel will be attending the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos next week, it has been announced. Deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa . China's President Xi Jinping, the star turn in Davos a year ago, exploited such misgivings to stake out an alternative vision for the worldwide economy with China playing a lead role in both trade and fighting climate change. Read More »

White House: Trump 'Very Clear' He's Against Shutdown


The appointment lasted four hours and involved 12 consultants. "I think a reasonable goal over the next year or so is to lose 10 to 15 pounds". "We're talking about a 70-plus-year-old man who is obese and doesn't exercise". "I have no concerns about his cognitive ability", Dr. Ronny Jackson told reporters from the briefing room. The gym facilities in the White House residence will be renovated to Trump's specifications, Jackson said, and first lady Melania Trump will be enlisted to ... Read More »

'Fit For Duty': White House Physician Sees No Concerns About Trump's Health

The 2016 letter put Trump's blood pressure and cholesterol measurements in the healthy range, though he uses a cholesterol-lowering statin medication. Trump takes aspirin, Crestor for cholesterol, Propecia for prevention of male-pattern hair loss, and a vitamin for mental maintenance. The marker for obesity is a BMI of 30, according to the institute. Read More »

IBM sees first revenue grow in more than five years


IBM announced its latest mainframe system , the z14, in July, and it started shipping it to customers toward the end of the third quarter. The company's shares dropped 4.3 per cent in after-hours trading. The security business more than doubled, to $1.5 billion. Despite the strong report, weaker gross margins and concerns about the impact of US tax reforms anxious investors, who sent shares down about 3 percent if after-hours trading. Read More »

Brown's bills would pay military but not Congress during shutdown


It failed by far to gain the 60 votes to break a Democratic filibuster, with a handful of red-state Democrats crossing the aisle to support the measure and some Republicans voting in opposition. Trump had been set to leave Friday afternoon to celebrate the one-year anniversary of his inauguration at his Palm Beach estate. But it is also clear that Washington, amid all of the posturing and grandstanding now taking place among our political leaders, wants to play a game of chicken, waiting to ... Read More »

Democratic, Republican leaders already trading blame as shutdown looms


Senators remained in the chamber discussing a path forward but didn't find one before the deadline. He threw the issue to Congress, calling for lawmakers to reach a solution before March 5. Joe Donnelly of IN and later Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota - to say that they would vote to keep the government open. If lawmakers don't extend funding by Friday night, the government will shut down early Saturday. Read More »

Trump asks Schumer to White House to strike deal averting shutdown


Because there has yet to be a deal on the fate of a program that protects 700,000 illegal immigrants (a program that doesn't expire until March ). Eleven House Republicans voted against and six Democrats voted for the bill, which would extend the shutdown deadline to February 16, the Associated Press reported . Read More »

Trump sees 'progress' as shutdown approaches

But that didn't stop President Donald Trump from throwing his support Thursday behind a Pennsylvania Republican in a House race that is widely viewed as a test of whether the party can stave off Democratic gains. The problem is the politics surrounding it. Schumer said if an agreement is not reached by Friday night, Democrats would support a shorter-term funding measure that would "give the president a few days to come to the table". Read More »

International Olympic Committee to Decide on the North Korea Presence in Winter Games


Following the latest round of inter-Korean talks , North Koreans announced they would compete in the figure skating, alpine skiing, cross-country skiing and women's ice hockey events. But for South Korean President Moon Jae-in, the greater goal for this Olympics is to promote peace and eventually denuclearization with the isolated and repressive Kim Jong Un government. Read More »

Senate Votes to Reauthorize Federal Surveillance Legislation


He has promised more debate this week, but unless something shocking happens, it's over: Six years of expanded domestic surveillance authorized in a law created to fight foreign terrorism and espionage. He said that in responsible hands, this should not be a concern, but in the wrong hands "Americans' information could be easily collected by the government without their knowledge, and used for malevolent purposes". Read More »

Somehow, Donald Trump is the same size as many professional athletes


Nasreddine. The president on Sunday denied he is a racist, telling reporters at his Mar-a-Lago resort in the state of Florida, "I am the least racist person you have ever interviewed". "The President did exceedingly well on it", Jackson said. The Trump administration said it has appealed U.S. District Judge William Alsup's injunction to the U.S. Read More »

Trump invites Schumer to White House to seek budget deal


Now, though, it needs the Senate's approval and that looks to be a much tougher path forward since there, it will need bi-partisan support . "It doesn't really involve government funding", he told Fox News Channel. With the government spending Bill due to run out at midnight, Americans were facing the prospect of the first government shutdown since 2013, with the White House budget director writing to the heads of federal agencies advising them to make arrangements to shut their doors. Read More »

Overwhelming majority of Americans blame Trump and Republicans for potential government shutdown


President Trump had been scheduled to leave Washington for Mar-a-Lago for the weekend on Friday, but the White House confirmed in the afternoon that the president's scheduled departure Friday has been canceled. "If Schumer does shut the government down, I can't tell if it's a one-day shutdown or a one-month shutdown", he added, trying to put the blame squarely on Democrats. Read More »

Trump says Sen. Durbin misrepresented discussion


Looking past his apparent mental stability and prowess, Jackson said that the president is one pound shy of being classified as " obese ". The president has a resting heart rate of 68 and a blood pressure reading of 122/74. "I've found no reason whatsoever to think that the president has any issues with his thought process". "And let me also say, is that their defense, that S-House is acceptable, S-Hole he would never say? On occasion, I have to get the first lady involved to make sure ... Read More »

Trump's doctor upbeat on him finishing term


That extra inch conveniently put Trump's body mass index at 29.9, just below the 30.0 threshold for someone to be described as officially obese. Even though 239lb must be pretty good for a man who is 6ft 3in tall, doesn't exercise and is routinely pictured eating fast food, but people are calling his weight into question on Twitter under the '#Girther movement'. Read More »

California parents who starved 13 children plead not guilty


When authorities confronted the girl's mother, Louise Anna Turpin , sheriff's Capt. Greg Fellows said she appeared "perplexed" about why officers had come to the home. - The parents would apparently buy food, like apple and pumpkin pies, and leave it on the counter - and not let the starving children have any. Court records state the Turpins filed for bankruptcy in 1992 in the Northern District of Texas and again in 2011 in California . Read More »

Local Koreans react to united Olympics team


Her appearance at the negotiations has fuelled speculation that the 10-member Moranbong Band - which was handpicked by Kim - will attend the PyeongChang Winter Olympics in South Korea next month. The South Korean delegation is scheduled to arrive on a two-day tour to inspect Masikryong Ski Resort next Tuesday before their Olympic skiers are sent to practice there. Read More »

CA couple charged in the torture of their 13 children


Though they have 13 children, the Terpins were only charged with torturing 12 of them. Horrifying allegations have emerged by the children of Louise and David Turpin . Medical experts said they expect that the children will require long-term psychological support in their recovery. Betty Turpin and her husband, James Turpin, of Princeton, West Virginia visited her son's family for five days at their previous home in Murrieta , California . Read More »

Trump blames Democrats for possible government shutdown


House GOP leaders sweetened the pending stopgap measure with legislation to extend for six years a popular health care program for children from low-income families and two-year delays in unpopular "Obamacare" taxes on medical devices and generous employer-provided health plans. Read More »

Donald Trump's real weight being questioned with #Girther movement


Seventy-eight percent of Republicans said they approve of Trump's job performance, but the president failed to clear 50 percent with any other demographic group. The pair said that the test Trump received - the Montreal Cognitive Assessment - was too limited and that additional testing was needed. And how did he do? For those interested, Jackson also reports that President Trump now weighs in at 239 pounds (a little over 108kg), which leaves him right on the edge of the obesity mark. Read More »

Ideal cognitive scores - so what's Donald Trump's excuse?


Trump was declared in good health by White House physician Dr Ronny Jackson , who claimed the US Commander-in-Chief scored a flawless 30 out of 30 on the MoCA exam, which was devised in 1996 and is used as an industry standard method of assessing mild cognitive dysfunction. Read More »

EC Recommends To Disqualify 20 MLAs


Both the Congress and the BJP, which suffered badly in the AAP surge that nearly wiped them out in the last assembly polls, said they were ready for elections. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) wasn't the only one raising questions about the Election Commission's adverse opinion in the office-of-profit case on Friday. Read More »

IBM reports first revenue growth in 5 years


International Business Machines Corporation ( NYSE : IBM ) stock is experiencing unusual volume during today's trading. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500. Altavista Wealth Mgmt holds 0.14% or 1,979 shares in its portfolio. The stock volatility for week was 1.23% while for month was 1.08%.Beta factor, which measures the riskiness of the security, was observed as 0.91. Read More »