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The State of Our Union Is Strong — Trump

Real Clear Politics research, however, shows that Mr. Obama's average approval rating across major polls was about 10 points higher than Mr. Trump's in the December of his first year in office. "Our massive tax cuts provide tremendous relief for the middle class and small businesses", he said, adding later, "There has never been a better time to start living the American Dream". Read More »

Turkish teen killed by rockets fired from Syria

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Over the past two years, the PKK's armed uprising in southeastern Turkey has been defeated and dozens of its cells disbanded. Two of the victims were Syrian refugees. My dad says not to go out because of the war planes and so we are sleeping in the huts. This means that the risk of a military engagement between two member-states of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization is significant. Read More »

NFL Super Bowl 52 Shows Lowest Ratings in Nearly a Decade

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After talks with protesting players, the league pledged almost $100 million to charities which deal with criminal justice reform, law enforcement/community relations and education. Although the Eagles possessed home field advantage and the number one overall seed in the conference, they were considered underdogs in their NFL Divisional Round matchup versus the Atlanta Falcons . Read More »

Dow rises 350, erasing an early plunge — Markets Right Now

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Randy Frederick, vice president of trading and derivatives for Charles Schwab, told ABC News the fall had been expected after markets hit record highs. Bonds haven't been doing well. The worst came on so-called Black Monday, Oct. 19, 1987, when the drop represented 22.61 percent of the market. Technology and consumer discretionary were among the top-performing sectors. Read More »

Donald Trump accuses Democrats of treason for not applauding him

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And on Tuesday night I think Trump finally did it when he said it was his duty - and the duty of every elected official in the chamber - to defend the right of every American "to the American Dream". The president delivered his remarks as the Dow Jones Industrial Average nose-dived down more than 1,500 points before rebounding before the closing bell. Read More »

US House Intel Committee Votes to Release Democratic Russia Investigation Memo

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Both Republicans and Democrats disputed that, and Democrats also bemoaned the release of formerly classified information and the possibility the precedent could compromise future investigations. We caught them. Hey, we caught them. It's so much fun. In the same speech, Trump ratcheted up his rhetoric against congressional Democrats, suggesting they were "treasonous" for not applauding during his State of the Union address last week . Read More »

Cloudy skies, and highs around 58 — Sunday weather

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This system will once again lift northward from the Deep South, but its track looks to be well inland. Saturday night , expect a 30 percent chance of snow before midnight, with a low of 17, according to the weather service . The latest road conditions for your location can be obtained by calling 5 1 1. A winter storm watch has been posted for Wednesday afternoon and night for interior Southern New England as our next storm system approaches from the south. Read More »

Elon Musk Sends Electric Car To Space Aboard World's Most Powerful Rocket

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said at a press event for the just-launched Falcon Heavy that SpaceX will now begin focusing in earnest on "BFR", the code name for its next big space launch vehicle. The second-stage Merlin engine , identical to its counterpart on Falcon 9 , delivers the rocket's payload to orbit after the main engines cut off and the first-stage cores separate. Read More »

Senate leaders near two-year budget deal to prevent shutdown

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They met Tuesday morning in an effort to bring the talks toward closure. If Republicans agree, it could ease the way for a broad, bipartisan Senate vote on the spending plan. This would mark the fifth short-term spending bill, known as a continuing resolution (CR), that Congress will have considered since last fall. But spending bills need Democratic support in the Senate to overcome a filibuster, and Democratic senators have insisted that they will not support an increase in military spending ... Read More »

Trump delivers first State of the Union address

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If the Democrats cannot articulate that idea, and understand that you can be progressive without obsessing over skin colour or sex, they can rely on many more opportunities to practice emotionally satisfying opposition addresses. "I could live with this and even support it if that were the end of the negotiations", she said. "If the Democrats choose to filibuster a framework that includes a generous path to citizenship or something that is not fair, we are not going to approve it. Read More »

Democrats doing nothing on DACA — Trump

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Trump's first year in office, despite the claim that his first State of the Union would be bipartisan, has often been marked by division and acrimony. The answer is simple. The last of the Clinton political capital was spent on Hillary Clinton's failed 2016 bid for the White House. "AASHTO has for years called for a long-term strategy to shore up the Highway Trust Fund in order to maintain federal investment in surface transportation". Read More »

Assange delivers kill shot after Comey mocks FISA memo

Nunes characterized Democrats on the committee as dishonest actors who are not interested in the truth. "There is a rising sense of panic clearly within the White House and as well on the Hill". Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, and Sen. If the aim of the memo were really to probe alleged violations of Page's civil liberties, it would focus on Page's civil liberties. Read More »

White House reviews Democratic memo on Russian Federation probe

Gowdy said that "there is a Russia investigation without a [Steele] dossier" because of other Trump campaign links to Russia, including a June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower in NY set up by Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., on the premise that a Russian lawyer would hand over incriminating evidence on Trump's election opponent, Democrat Hillary Clinton. Read More »

Community advocates seek to improve Black History Month education

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K T Kelley-Morton, vice president of the Black Student Union, said not all of the questions will be about history. And this level of support should not be limited to Black History Month - larger efforts should be made to invest in student programming for other months, like Hispanic Heritage Month in September and October or Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month in May. Read More »

Donald Trump: It's Not 'Dreamers'; It's DACA - 'Don't Fall into that Trap'

If Trump persists in calling Chuck Schumer the Democrats' "head clown" and in belittling Nancy Pelosi , Democrats would be smart not to retaliate with insults. The Republicans applauded in agreement and Trump returned to listing accomplishments, like cutting regulations and allowing oil and gas drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) in Alaska. Read More »

Agree To Disagree: President Trump and the Memo

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The controversial Republican Party Nunes memo that alleged FBI investigative misconduct has a Democratic Party counterpart pending release. The president said that document totally vindicated him - no collusion, no obstruction of justice. Read More »

SpaceX Launching Powerful Falcon Heavy Rocket ... And a Tesla Roadster!!!

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The Falcon Heavy is the largest functioning rocket today, which is another reason this launch is special. That power could potentially be used to lift as much as 141,000 pounds of cargo into orbit. Musk says there is a "tiny" chance the cockpit with the Tesla Roadster inside will crash into Mars , but if not, it will return to Earth to be welcomed as the most famous automobile in history. Read More »

John Kelly Just Made Some Controversial Comments About Dreamers

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Trump has vented his frustration that Democrats have refused to accept his sweeping immigration plan. Chairman Bob Goodlatte questions witnesses during a House Judiciary Committee hearing concerning the oversight of the USA refugee admissions program on Capitol Hill on October 26, 2017. Read More »

Waymo: tech giants head to court over autonomous vehicles

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Uber was either a cheating competitor willing to break the law to win the race to develop self-driving cars , or the victim of an unproven conspiracy theory stitched together by its main rival, Waymo, jurors heard in opening statements of a trade secrets trial on Monday. Read More »

20 ans de prison pour le principal suspect — Attentats de Paris

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Il préfère charger le troisième homme alors présent, Mohamed Belkaid , qui a été tué au moment de l'assaut. La représentante du parquet fédéral Kathleen Grosjean a expliqué: "C'est une véritable scène de guerre à laquelle les policiers ont été confrontés [.] C'est un miracle qu'il n'y ait pas eu de mort". Read More »

Coons: Trump complicating immigration talks

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In other words, Trump is doing something quintessentially presidential: He is taking on his own base in an effort to do something big and bipartisan for the good of the nation. "We can not afford to take this deal", said Karla Rojas, 23, a DACA recipient from Mexico who has lived in the USA for 17 years. Escalante pointed to the case of Daniela Vargas , a DACA recipient who came to the U.S.at age 11, who was arrested and turned over to Homeland Security after speaking at a press ... Read More »

Falcon Heavy, la caravelle de SpaceX pour conquérir Mars

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Pendant tout le vol, l'autoradio de la voiture jouera à fond et en mode "répéter" la chanson Space Oddity de David Bowie. Cependant, SpaceX a dû attendre décembre 2017 pour monter la Falcon Heavy en position verticale de lancement pour la première fois. Read More »

LeBron James won't waive his no-trade clause if asked

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After their embarrassing loss to the Houston Rockets (120-88) on Saturday, one question is on everyone's mind - What is wrong with the Cavaliers? The Cleveland Cavaliers and Orlando Magic meet Tuesday in National Basketball Association action at the Amway Center. Read More »

House unveils six-week stopgap funding bill

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Kelly was pitching President Donald Trump's proposed immigration plan. Mr. Perdue was reacting to news that Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has taken border wall funding off the table for the next round of negotiations on DACA -Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals - and immigration reform. Read More »

Broadcom raises offer for Qualcomm, puts NXP deal under pressure

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Despite the 17% higher bid to near unprecedented territory for the stock, Qualcomm's stock price dropped more than 2% on Monday morning to $64.55. Qualcomm's stock was down 4% at $63.38 per share. The sources cautioned that Broadcom Chief Executive Officer Hock Tan may decide to significantly change the terms at the last minute. The overlap is very limited in this transaction. Read More »

No, Trump is not the one blocking a 'bipartisan' immigration deal

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The McCain-Coons measure would allow so-called Dreamers who have enrolled in the DACA program to remain in the country and would also extend them the option of securing permanent USA citizenship. The USA Act would grant legal status to DREAMers who have been in the country since 2013, a larger number of people than the 1.8 million in the Trump proposal. Read More »

Scaramucci to Trump: Don't Fire Rosenstein Over the Memo

Gowdy, who earlier in the week announced his retirement from Congress, did not agree with Trump that the memo absolved him of any wrongdoing. "The question at that moment is whether or not the majority Republicans in the House and the Senate will stand up for the rule of law and the Constitution if the president takes that extreme position". Read More »

Showtime for SpaceX's big new rocket with sports car on top

The rocket has 2 Falcon 9 rocket mounted on it. The Falcon Heavy is essentially three smaller Falcon 9 rockets (which Space X has been vigorously testing over recent years) strapped together. "The weather is looking good", Elon Musk said at a news conference on Monday. Why is the Falcon Heavy launch important? It will one of the most powerful rockets ever built and is the next step in SpaceX's journey towards building a rocket large enough to take humans to Mars. Read More »

Ex-FBI agent: I quit over political attacks on the bureau

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But Republican committee members said on Monday they were comfortable with releasing the Democratic document now that it had been reviewed by House members. The discredited Nunes found himself the subject of an Ethics Committee investigation over whether he had improperly revealed classified information. Read More »

Pressure grows on Zuma to quit

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Zuma denies all the corruption allegations against him. South Africa is due to hold elections next year. Zuma's defiance of calls to resign has stolen some of the shine from the optimism generated by the victory of Ramaphosa, who's cheered by many investors for his pledges to bolster growth, clamp down on graft and provide greater policy certainty. Read More »

Stocks plunge, then mostly recover as wild ride continues

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The steep declines in Europe and Asia on Tuesday followed a heart-stopping Monday that saw the Dow at one point plunge 1,600 points. The British FTSE 100 index fell 1.8 percent. US stocks went on another bumpy ride on Wall Street, dropping sharply in early trading before recovering their losses by lunch time. Comstock Holding Companies Inc (NASDAQ: CHCI ) has grabbed attention from the analysts when it experienced a change of 9.92% in the last trading session to close at $1.44. Read More »

Uma Thurman Speaks on Kill Bill Car Crash Cover Up

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I won't give away the name of the actor who kills me, but Quentin said , 'He's not going to do it right, it'll either be too much or too little. He argued that Weinstein prevented Uma from ever seeing the crash footage and that he was happy to get it to her to give her "closure". Read More »