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McCain: Calls to impeach Trump should not be taken 'very seriously'

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The I-word has entered the Washington vocabulary. But the Democratic establishment has taken a more cautious tone. "I mean, Jesus, it's not even Memorial Day!" said one Democratic operative. becomes a de facto vote for an impeachment trial, the task in front of us will only get more hard". "Every other week Republicans wanted to impeach Obama". Read More »

GST rates finalised, education and healthcare exempted

Isaac said that the present tax rate of all goods and services should be made public. The tax rates are divided into 4 tax slabs, namely, 5%, 12%, 18%, and 28%. Most probably the rates of remaining items will be decided in a meeting that will be conducted today. The SMEs in the sectors have an opportunity to increase their profit margins and production, industry members said. Read More »

Graham: Russia investigation now a criminal one

Mr Mueller, who is a widely respected figure who enjoys bipartisan support, will have sweeping powers and the authority to prosecute any crimes he might uncover. His drafting of a memo criticizing Comey's handling of the Clinton email investigation-which the administration now admits is an entirely pretextual basis for the dismissal of the FBI Director-struck Ben as shocking for reasons he explained. Read More »

Trump, Turkish leader hail ties despite United States arming of Kurds

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Last week, the Pentagon announced that US President Donald Trump had approved arming what it called "Kurdish elements" of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a group dominated by the YPG. Turkey perceives the militia commissioned by the USA as an extension of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which has fought against the Turks in south-east Turkey and is recognised as a terrorist group by the United States, Turkey and Europe. Read More »

Low-income patients report better care and health under Obamacare

Conservative Senate Republicans are weighing faster and steeper cuts to Medicaid that could drop millions of people from coverage and mark the biggest changes to the program in its 52-year history . Senate Republican leaders have not put a timetable on how quickly they plan to put forward and seek a vote on their bill, which would set up negotiations between the two legislative chambers. Read More »

Hollande aurait trouvé son nid douillet — Retraite présidentielle

Le député de l'Aisne rappelle d'ailleurs que depuis le 1 janvier dernier 100% de cette rémunération sera soumise à l'impôt sur le revenu contre 75% par le passé. Sa présence relève plus de la tradition républicaine. Après avoir glissé son bulletin dans l'urne, dimanche, François Hollande en a profité pour visiter une maison à Tulle. Read More »

India skips China's Silk Road summit, warns of 'unsustainable' debt

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It was launched in 2013 as "one belt, one road" and it involves China underwriting billions of dollars of infrastructure investment in countries along the ancient Silk Road connecting it with Europe. "The worldwide community, especially those participants showed a very response to the forum.In his speech, President Xi Jinping said the BRI will be built as a peace road and countries should respect the sovereignty and integrity and core interests (of other nations)", she said. Read More »

Trump Pledges To Move Quickly To Name New FBI Director

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President Donald Trump took to twitter Friday morning to issue a dire warning to former FBI Director James Comey about trying to influence media coverage of his firing. "We have got to make sure that these tapes, if they exist, don't mysteriously disappear", Warner said, adding that he hopes to have Comey testify in a public hearing before his committee. Read More »

Putin says intimidation of North Korea must end

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North Korea on Sunday test-fired a ballistic missile from a region near its west coast amid tense relations with U.S., global media reported. The envoys will meet with high-ranking officials to explain the new South Korean government's policy plans and exchange opinions on how to develop bilateral relations, the presidential Blue House office said . Read More »

AHCA could put 6.3M people at risk for higher premiums

Pennsylvania is among 31 states that expanded Medicaid under Obamacare, which allowed a new category of adults to access coverage beyond the traditional program, which provided health coverage to low-income, elderly and disabled individuals. Read More »

Emmanuel Macron names Edouard Philippe prime minister

Mr Tusk was one of the first prominent European voices to congratulate Mr Macron on his May 7 presidential election runoff victory over far-right and anti-EU politician Marine Le Pen. On the same day, Francois Baroin, head of The Republicans parliamentary election team, urged party members against defections to Macron's camp as the legislative elections approached. Read More »

Lieberman the frontrunner for Federal Bureau of Investigation post

The White House has said the firing was unrelated to the FBI's Russian Federation investigation. Joe Lieberman of CT on the shortlist of possible successors to fired FBI Director James B. Judge Michael Garcia of the New York Court of Appeals withdrew his name Wednesday from among those being looked at to replace James Comey as head of the federal law enforcement agency. Read More »

Brazil's President Refuses to Resign Amid Corruption Scandal

Temer is also loathed on the left for his role in the impeachment just a year ago of leftist president Dilma Rousseff. In the recording, secretly made by Batista during a March visit to Temer, the president appeared to condone the payment of hush money to former lower house speaker Eduardo Cunha , who previous year orchestrated Ms Rousseff's impeachment and was later convicted for corruption. Read More »

Destiny 2 to finally be unveiled tonight by Bungie

Where can I find out more about Destiny 2? Other announcements include the fact that Destiny 2 multiplayer will drop to 4v4 players in the Crucible and there's a new game mode too. Destiny 2 gameplay has been revealed and since then Bungie has been revealing new details about the game. But you can get it all back! What's more is that Bungie laid out what to expect in terms of a social experience. Read More »

Trump heads overseas, turmoil in his wake

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While discussing Comey's firing, Trump asserted that "Director Comey was very unpopular with most people" - even though the acting Federal Bureau of Investigation director's sworn testimony last week contradicts that notion - and said he "also got a very, very strong recommendation, as you know , from the deputy attorney general, Rod J. Read More »

Trump Says He Never Asked Comey to Close Flynn Probe

Russian Federation investigation Deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein surprised the White House by announcing the appointment of a Special Counsel to oversee the Russian Federation investigation late on Wednesday. Trump later said in an interview with NBC News he was going to fire Comey regardless of Rosenstein's recommendation. Cummings called Trump's reported comment "astonishing and extremely troubling". Read More »

Jewish Israelis less certain of Trump's support for their state, poll suggests

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Trump, who arrived in Saudi Arabia Saturday on his first foreign tour since taking office, is set to visit Israel on Monday and the occupied Palestinian territories on Tuesday. Prior to the announcement, Israel's Channel 2 reported that a US official told Israeli officials that Netanyahu was not welcome to join Trump during the trip to the wall because the area was part of the Israeli-occupied West Bank. Read More »

Backed forces announce plans to advance on ISIS capital of Raqqa

Last week, outgoing French president François Hollande met with the co-head of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) Salih Muslim to discuss the fight against terrorism. Turkey, which has NATO's second-biggest military, is concerned that growing Kurdish power in the region could inspire separatists at home, and that weapons provided by the USA could eventually be used against the Turkish military. Read More »

Tornadoes touch down in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas

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The forecast bull's-eye of the storm includes Wichita , Kansas, and rural areas of southern Kansas and western Oklahoma . Because of the set-up in the atmosphere any isolated storm could produce gusty winds, hail and even a very low potential for a tornado (but not zero). Read More »

Moon Jae-in sworn in as South Korea's President

Trump and Moon agreed to continue to work toward strengthening relations between the two countries. The US missile system is equipped with a powerful detection system known as an X-band radar, which experts say would destabilize regional security and upset the region's current military balance. Read More »

McCain: Talk of impeaching Trump not 'rational'

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Under the U.S. constitution, the president, as well as the "vice president, and all civil officers of the United States", can be removed from office after being both impeached and convicted, for " treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors ". Read More »

Ex-FBI Director Comey to testify in public Senate hearing

The California Democrat also questioned Trump's fitness for office and said if anyone does it, "the person who's going to impeach Donald Trump is Donald Trump ". Brien Comey said. "We're a nation of laws", was all Sen. "I have full confidence he will conduct an independent, thorough and fair investigation". President Trump embarks on his first global trip as commander-in-chief on Friday amid a slew of bad headlines that have shaken the White House. Read More »

5 ways to become a smaller target for ransomware hackers

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Other Windows systems had also been affected and just 4.7% of NHS systems were still running XP, he said. The software tools to create the attack were revealed in April among a trove of NSA spy tools that were either leaked or stolen. Some ransomware does also sometimes targets backup files, though. Once it's downloaded, the update file will walk you through the install process. The agency and its partners in the global security community are now in a "sort of cat-and-mouse" competition ... Read More »

The shocking final hours of Penn State pledge Timothy Piazza's life

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Parks Miller warned the defendants during the proceeding not to communicate with any of the witnesses, noting that Kenyon had sent texts to fellow fraternity member and witness Kordel Davis , telling him no one liked him. Davis, who is not charged, testified to the grand jury that he told other fraternity members the night Piazza suffered a fatal fall that Piazza needed medical attention. Read More »

Online speculators increasing bets on early end to Trump presidency

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California Congresswoman Maxine Waters has been calling for Trump's impeachment since news broke about possible meddling in the election by Russian Federation. Second, the president would face trial in the Senate. Ten days ago, "his staunchest critics might have called Trump a national disaster but essentially unimpeachable", Lawrence Douglas, professor of law at Amherst College, Massachusetts, writes in The Guardian . Read More »

Trump Criticizes Appointment of Counsel in Russian Probe

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Trump later told news anchors at the White House that Mueller's appointment was a "very, very negative thing", adding: "I believe it hurts our country terribly, because it shows we're a divided, mixed-up, not-unified country". Jim Risch and Rep. Raul Labrador, both of Idaho, haven't said much about the reports of Trump pressuring Comey, but they have defended the president in general. Read More »

Players want to come to Liverpool again - Klopp

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If you give them the opportunity they will play football as they have good players. Hell, even Everton put in a good effort this season to break through. For one thing, he's not a tackling centre-half. "These things obviously help, it's a demanding league, and everyone wants to play in it". What Sakho does, however, is he gets to the ball first. Read More »

Kushners apologize for name-dropping Jared to Chinese investors

The EB-5 visa allows immigrants a path to a green card if they invest more than $500,000 in a project that creates jobs in the United States. Kushner Companies has already used EB-5 money for a project called Trump Bay Street in Jersey City, New Jersey, which raised $50 million, or one-quarter of its funding, from EB-5 investments, a company representative confirmed to CNN . Read More »

Comey once tried to blend in with WH curtains to avoid Trump

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It was emblematic of so many other dubious White House denials since he assumed office. The West Wing was leaking like a sieve and Trump was powerless to stop it. But he made clear it was not his intention for Trump or other White House officials to use the document to justify firing Comey, which is what they have done. Read More »

We'll reunite released Chibok girls with parents next week - FG

The United Nations today welcomed the release of 82 Nigerian schoolgirls after years of Boko Haram captivity and appealed to their families and communities not to ostracize them. The militants have killed more than 20,000 people and displaced more than 2 million during their insurgency aimed at creating an Islamic caliphate in northeast Nigeria. Read More »