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Trump Forced to Consider Releasing Democrat Counter Memo

The House Intelligence Committee's top Democrat, Representative Adam Schiff, said Monday he will track what information the White House withholds in an attempt to determine if the document is being manipulated for political purposes. Lawmakers also said the memo should not impede Mueller. I support his work. "I asked Andy McCabe, that is not what he said", said House intelligence Democrat Eric Swalwell. Read More »

UN Youth Envoy Preaches Against Female Genital Mutilation

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To date, almost 1000 health professionals have undergone the training. The trauma of cutting may also cause women to abstain. The practice was outlawed in the country in 2001. This shows just how hard it is to eradicate. It is a harmful practice that people for a long time thought only existed in Africa, though it was a misperception. Read More »

Olympics: Ivanka Trump to attend closing ceremony

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Pence says he hasn't requested any meeting "but we'll see what happens". "I think it's very exciting, and it's also a major opportunity to be part of the best team in the world", said Keaton McCargo, Team USA. According to White House officials, who spoke to Mail Online on the condition of anonymity, Pence will discuss the topic of North Korea - primarily focusing on its human rights abuses and aggressive nuclear programs conducted by its leader Kim Jong Un - with Asian countries. Read More »

Bipartisan immigration bill surfaces, Trump knocks it down

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GOP leaders leaving a Monday evening meeting said Senate debate would likely begin next week. But while his 2016 election campaign was laced with anti-immigrant remarks, he's expressed sympathy for the " Dreamers " and he gave Congress until March 5 to pass legislation protecting them. Read More »

Here's who will be playing Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are set to visit Edinburgh the day before Valentine's Day on their first official joint visit to Scotland. The blingiest wedding of them all is sure to be Cardi B and rapper Offsets, which is reported to be costing millions of dollars. Read More »

Snow and Ice Expected in Putnam County on Wednesday

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But it looks like round two is coming with the potential a whopper of a storm on Wednesday . The timing will be tricky, arriving just after the morning commute. "This could result in periods of freezing rain, sleet and snow". Overall, this active weather pattern continues. Friday night , the low will be around 20 with a 30 percent chance of snow, according to the weather service . Read More »

Immigration Deal May Not Be Possible Before DACA Ends

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SUSAN DAVIS, BYLINE: Hey, Ari. Smith said that Trump talks a good game, but usually does not back up that with action. Instead, Trump appeared to begin reading that part of the prepared speech , saying, "I know that the Senate is planning to bring an immigration on the floor, to the floor in the coming weeks". Read More »

European Union tells UK: Time to make Brexit choice

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December 31, 2020 - The EU's proposed transition period ends, with Britain free to implement its own trade deals with other countries, and free of all obligations to the Union. Pressure is intensifying on Mrs May following reports that growing numbers of Tory MPs are backing a challenge to her leadership. The uncertainty of where the Brexit negotiations are heading amid perceived "hard Brexit" language has prompted the farming industry to call for common sense to prevail. Read More »

Fund to encourage more women to enter politics 'a tribute to suffragettes'

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Crucially, the act extended the vote to all men over the age of 21 and furthermore, men in the armed forces could vote from the age of 19. The figures are set against the backdrop of Trafalgar Square, which 100 years ago was an important location for numerous rallies and marches that took place in the struggle to secure the right to vote. Read More »

House unanimously votes to release Democrat Russia memo

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Devin Nunes , R. -Calif., the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, of selectively releasing information to accuse law enforcement officials of improperly obtaining a warrant to monitor the communications of a Trump campaign adviser. Read More »

Supreme Court Denies Pennsylvania GOP's Request to Delay New Voting Maps

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The U.S. Supreme Court is now considering two cases that test whether extreme partisan gerrymandering is unconstitutional. The voters who successfully challenged the Pennsylvania map argued in a filing before the U.S. Pennsylvania is expected to be a key state in the House Democrats' push to flip 24 seats to retake the chamber. The Supreme Court will allow Pennsylvania congressional redistricting to proceed, denying the Republican plea to put the decision on hold. Read More »

After LTCG worries, sell-off in global markets hurt Indian stocks

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The S&P 500 declined 4.1% and the Nasdaq Composite Index ended 3.8% down. Only one expects a rate hike of 25 basis points. Most of the markets across the Asian region are down sharply. Indices trimmed intraday losses in mid-afternoon trade and closed with sharp losses. Capital Goods, Bank , Metal, Industrial, Finance, Basic Material, Consumer Durables, Realty and Auto sectors witnessed selling. Read More »

Media Shut Out of President's Speech to Republicans

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During his State of the Union Address to US Congress on Tuesday, Trump bared the four pillars of immigration reforms that he said should be supported by both the House of Representatives and the Senate . Democrats booed Trump's immigration plan when he outlined it at the State of the Union address, but have yet to present a counter-proposal . "That is not a basis for cooperation with Democrats ". Read More »

ANC meeting ends, SA President Zuma's fate still up in the air

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There is no official communication yet from the ANC , but it looks like party leaders did not reach a consensus on removing Zuma from office. We don't think South Africans wish for us to embarrass the president of South Africa . The other scenario which Mbete and the ANC's leadership was wary of, was Zuma refusing to heed the expected recall on Wednesday. The ANC's top six most powerful officials met Zuma late on Sunday at his official residence in Pretoria but there was no ... Read More »

Mike Pence may meet with N Koreans at Winter Olympics: Rex Tillerson

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The Koreas' reconciliation mood follows a year of heightened tensions over North Korea's advancing nuclear and missile programs. The agreement was reached in the first high-level, inter-Korean talks in more than two years. Trump will also attend some of the sporting events where the USA is represented, the official said, adding that additional members of the delegation will be announced in the coming days. Read More »

Five Turkish Soldiers Killed in Attack in Syria's Afrin

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Turkish operations, including airstrikes against targets in Afrin , are ongoing. The US-backed Syrian Democratic Force, an alliance of Kurdish and Arab forces with male and female units, reported her death without disclosing the circumstances. Read More »

Republicans wrestle with immigration as deadlines loom

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement tries to garner support for deportations by claiming that it focuses on "criminal aliens". These operatives are stupid, and they are insulting us. Breitbart declared Trump "Amnesty Don" and said that supporters were calling his proposal an act of "political incompetence, malpractice, greed, betrayal and self-mutilation". Read More »

Markets Right Now: European markets tumble at the bell

Until recently, gains for stocks have come as the market has been relatively subdued, and any declines were met with buyers looking for bargains. Before Monday, the S&P 500 index had gone a record period of time - roughly 400 trading days - without a drop of even 5 percent. Read More »

Musk's Falcon Heavy rocket prepares to blast off

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After years of delays and missed deadlines, SpaceX is finally ready to send its Falcon Heavy rocket into orbit. Musk detailed the rocket's mission : After launch, it will coast for six hours , straight to geosynchronous Earth orbit, which is an orbit that follows the Earth's rotation so a satellite stays in the same place. Read More »

Centurion ODI: Upbeat India look to dominate du Plessis-less side

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Being put in to bat first, South Africa made a cautious start to their innings, but just as Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla were starting to up the ante, Amla was caught behind off the bowling of Bhuvneshwar Kumar for 23. Duminy watched from the other end for 16 deliveries before his turn came. Fans were left bemused after umpires called lunch with India two short of their target - with nine wickets and 31 overs to spare - in the Centurion ODI . Read More »

Former Bronco Brian Dawkins Elected To Hall Of Fame

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Brazile, 64, becomes the fourth player from Jackson State to represent the school in the Hall of Fame, joining Jackie Slater, Walter Payton and Lem Barney. Urlacher, a first-time, spent his entire career with the Chicago Bears from 2000 to 2012. During his time with the Eagles , Dawkins was a four-time First-team All-Pro and elected to seven Pro Bowls. Read More »

Foles, Eagles outshoot Patriots to win first Super Bowl, 41-33

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Nick Foles became a superstar on Sunday night. The three points coming off the leg of Stephen Gostkowski marked the first time the Patriots had scored in the first quarter of a Super Bowl under Belichick and Brady. On fourth down, Clement took a direct snap, pitched to tight end Trey Burton, and the former Florida QB hit an uncovered Foles. Emmitt Smith: "The best quarterback ever to play the game is Tom Brady , in my opinion". Read More »

Korea Olympic skaters begin training in South; 1 injured

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The Games get underway on Friday. The physical facilities may have been satisfactory, but the internet service was slow, despite North Korea charging the visitors $4.60 every 30 minutes, said the pool report, with some journalists giving up on using it altogether. Read More »

Eagles take 22-12 lead over Patriots into halftime of Super Bowl

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They needed a historic comeback to avoid a blowout in last year's Super Bowl. The Eagles ranked 15th in the league with 38 sacks, well behind the Jaguars (55) and Titans (43), but their pressure leads to errant throws and turnovers. Stephon Gilmore got a hand on it and juggled it before it wound up in the hands of Harmon. The Pats gambled on fourth down and Brady's pass to Gronkowski was incomplete, giving the Eagles the ball at their own 35-yard line. Read More »

Tom Brady drops pass on Patriots trick play

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Bank Stadium on fire. It was the first Super Bowl title for Philadelphia (16-3), which went from 7-9 last season. The 74 combined points are the second-most ever in a Super Bowl. Yo, Philly, you really did beat Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in a thrilling Super Bowl that rewrote the offensive record book. Yet, Nick Foles looked solid on the Philadelphia Eagles' first drive and then broke the game open offensively with a deep bass into the end zone as Alshon Jeffery ... Read More »

JACL: State of the Union Speech Continues Attack on Immigrants

Luis Gutierrez said this week. "They Resist, Blame, Complain and Obstruct - and do nothing", Trump tweeted on Thursday morning . Trump urged the Republicans to "pass immigration reform that protects our country, defends our borders and modernizes our immigration rules to serve the needs of American workers and of American families". Read More »

From 'New American Moment' to Same Partisan Rancor

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When Rep. Eric Cantor, R-W.Va., lost his seat the following year to a tea party candidate, immigration was dead in the water for the Republican Party. "From what I've heard it also affects the hospital staff on base, because civilians can't work when there's a shutdown because they aren't getting paid". Read More »

Patriots-Eagles Super Bowl LII News, Notes & Fun Facts

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It's cool that Jeffery is confident. That's 130 percent more than their National Football League counterparts for scoring a victory at the championship game. But they are much more than that. Make sure to check back throughout the day leading up to the big game for the latest updates on Eagles coverage. Read More »

A few points for Trump: Letter to the editor

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In each case, Mr. Trump focused on average Americans, real people. The proposal echoes one made in 2015 by a nonprofit group called Common Good, which recommended limiting litigation around infrastructure permitting - one of the main reasons approvals get delayed - and putting one person in charge of environmental review. Read More »

Trump claims GOP memo totally vindicates 'Trump'

Democrats also warned that any attempt by Trump to use the memo to remove Special Counsel Robert Mueller and short-circuit the Russian Federation investigation would trigger a constitutional crisis. The FBI on Wednesday had expressed " grave concerns about material omissions of fact " in the document and urged that it not be made public. And Democrats said the memo, which makes public material that is ordinarily considered among the most tightly held national security information, ... Read More »

DACA and the American Way

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All by keeping out immigrants . "Because Americans are dreamers, too". It was also a cheap pandering pitch to folks who think that those undocumented young people - who pop up on television and get invited to attend the State of the Union - are having all the fun. Read More »

Local takeaways from the State of the Union Address

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Government funding runs out on February 8, and Democrats don't have much incentive to continue voting for those spending bills without the assurances they were already given on immigration . Senate Republican Conference Chairman John Thune, R-S.D., told reporters Thursday that a bill addressing DACA recipients and border security alone "may be the best we can hope for". Read More »

Athletes' Villages for Pyeongchang Olympics Open

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As confirmed by Travelstart and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines on Friday, February 2nd, 2018, the two partners have joined forces to fly the flag carrying team to South Korea to aid their quest for gold. Joseph Yun, the United States special envoy on North Korea, said on Thursday that he did not think the administration was close to triggering military action. Read More »