States try to force Trump’s hand on DACA

July 1, 2017

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump has let one Obama-era immigration policy continue — and conservative states are running out of patience. At the heart of the threat is ongoing litigation in another related program — giving the attorneys general an opening to squeeze the administration on DACA.

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Is old the new young for UK politicians? – BBC News

June 30, 2017

Two decades later and leadership has skipped a generation upwards. Sir Vince is 74, Theresa May is 60 and Jeremy Corbyn 68. Image copyright Getty Images Youngest UK party leader and prime minister: William Pitt, the Younger, a Whig who was regarded as a Tory by opponents, became prime minister in 1804 at the age of 24 Oldest UK party leader and prime minister: Liberal Party leader William Gladstone, pictured,…

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Rep. Quigley: Kushner’s clearance ‘absolutely’ should be suspended

June 22, 2017

(CNN)President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and top aide Jared Kushner should “absolutely” have his security clearance suspended, Rep. Mike Quigley told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer in an interview Wednesday afternoon. Cummings’ letter criticized the White House for allowing fired national security adviser Michael Flynn to keep a security clearance despite concerns raised by then-acting Attorney General Sally Yates that he could be vulnerable to blackmail based on intelligence assessments that she reviewed;…

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Google exec’s op-ed lists 4-point plan to combat terrorism on YouTube

June 19, 2017

Image: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images Following a wave of terrorist attacks in the UK in recent months, Google’s senior vice-president and general counsel, Kent Walker, used one of the leading publications in the country to outline a plan to combat the use by terrorists of Google’s tools. SEE ALSO: Theresa May renews her call for internet regulation following the London Bridge attack On Sunday, Walker posted an op-ed in the…

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There’s a good reason governments aren’t startups

June 19, 2017

Jeb Bush wearing a hoodie in a video message to Mark Zuckerberg.Image: shutterstock/jeb!/mashable composite The hot new name in tech is France, a centuries-old startup that provides security, healthcare, and education in exchange for taxes. Newly elected French president Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday that the country needs to “think and move more like a startup” and, presumably, less like a stodgy social democracy. SEE ALSO: Trump’s treasury secretary is…

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Philip Hammond attacks Tory general election campaign – BBC News

June 18, 2017

But a deal designed to “punish” the UK would be even worse, he said on BBC One’s Andrew Marr show. Campaign criticism Despite being one of the most senior members of Theresa May’s government, Mr Hammond did not play a leading role in the campaign before the general election, and it was reported he faced being replaced. “It’s true that my role [in the campaign] was not the one I…

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Rosenstein must recuse himself from involvement in Mueller probe

June 17, 2017

(CNN)The President’s latest Twitter attack on the special counsel investigation by Robert Mueller is likely to claim a new victim: Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the lawyer at least nominally in charge of the investigation. Shortly thereafter, the President shocked the nation with the announcement that he had fired the controversial FBI director he had only recently praised. The White House press office immediately pointed to Rosenstein’s detailed memo as…

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Jeff Sessions’ explanation for firing Comey just doesn’t make sense

June 15, 2017

Washington (CNN)Attorney General Jeff Sessions tried to have his cake and eat it too when it came to his explanations during congressional testimony Tuesday for the firing of FBI Director James Comey. On the other hand, Sessions told the Senate intelligence committee that he and deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had discussed removing Comey as FBI director and agreed that it was time for a “fresh start” at the bureau…

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Columnist Kirsten Powers: ‘How was Sen. Harris hysterical?’

June 15, 2017

(CNN)CNN political analyst Kirsten Powers pushed back against former Trump campaign adviser Jason Miller on Tuesday for calling California Sen. Kamala Harris “hysterical” during her questioning of Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Powers fired back at Miller, asking him, “How was Sen. Kamala Harris hysterical?”

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5 things we learned at Jeff Sessions’ hearing

June 14, 2017

Washington (CNN)Attorney General Jeff Sessions captivated Washington Tuesday, beating back rumors of a private meeting with Russia’s ambassador to the US and mounting a defense for President Donald Trump, one week after former FBI Director James Comey artfully unloaded on both men. Here are the top five things we learned.

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Heinrich: Sessions’ testimony shows ‘concerted effort’ to obstruct investigation

June 14, 2017

(CNN)A Democratic senator who questioned Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday said he thinks Sessions’ refusal to answer some questions suggests there is a “concerted effort” from the administration to obstruct the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. “I have deep concerns any time a sitting attorney general refuses to answer questions under oath, and the attorney general refused time and time again, without ever invoking executive privilege,”…

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In Sessions hearing, GOP senators sought truth, Dems sought to hit Trump

June 14, 2017

(CNN)A generally mild-mannered Jeff Sessions expressed outrage and indignation during his testimony before the Senate intelligence committee hearing on the Russia investigation on Tuesday. Throughout the 2 hour probe, two things became crystal clear: Republican senators want to get to the bottom of Russian interference in our election process and Democratic senators are focused on exposing confidential information in an effort to sabotage the Trump presidency. Committee Chairman Richard Burr,…

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Can Jeff Sessions avoid some questions by citing executive privilege?

June 13, 2017

Washington (CNN)When Attorney General Jeff Sessions appears before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on Tuesday, he may cite executive privilege to avoid answering certain questions. “It depends on the scope of the questions,” White House press secretary Sean Spicer said, but wouldn’t elaborate. “To get into a hypothetical at this point would be premature.”

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Judge orders DOJ to produce Sessions’ clearance form

June 13, 2017

Washington (CNN)A US District Court judge in Washington gave the Justice Department one month to make public a page of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ clearance form, on which he was meant to disclose any contacts with Russian officials. The decision came in response to Freedom of Information Act requests from American Oversight, a nonprofit that says it relies on FOIA to investigate the Trump administration.

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The questions that could determine Sessions’ fate

June 13, 2017

(CNN)The Comey hearing certainly lived up to the hype. And now there is buildup to the testimony of Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday afternoon. One aspect of the Comey hearing that was overwhelmed by the newsworthiness of his comments was his refusal to speak to the nature of Sessions’ recusal from the Russia investigation in an open hearing. This cast a new spotlight on Sessions and made him a…

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Theresa May Fast Facts

June 12, 2017

(CNN)Here’s a look at the life of Theresa May, prime minister of the United Kingdom. Father: Hubert Brasier, Anglican vicar Mother: Zaidee (Barnes) Brasier Marriage: Philip May (1980-present) Education: St. Hugh’s College, University of Oxford, Geography, 1974-1977 Religion: Anglican Other Facts: Has Type 1 diabetes. Was the first female chairman of the Conservative Party. Was introduced to her husband in 1976 at an Oxford Conservative Association dance by Benazir Bhutto,…

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Election 2017: What you want to know about the result – BBC News

June 11, 2017

Members are elected for four-year terms by a joint session of both houses of parliament, although in practice changes in membership are rare, making the Federal Council one of the world’s most stable governments. Each year a different member of the council fills the largely ceremonial post of federal president on a rotating basis. However, the office does not confer the status of head of state, which is held jointly…

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Election Results 2017: Canterbury won by Labour for first time – BBC News

June 9, 2017

The result saw Labour increase their vote share by 20.5% from the last general election in 2015. Two years ago, Sir Julian held the seat with 22,918 votes, a 42.9% share, beating Labour’s Hugh Lanning who had 13,120 votes – a 24.5% share. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsAdConnect Funnel Ad Mastery AdConnect LifetimeCredi Response Pro Lifetime Credi Response is a SAAS that lets you send an automated…

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AG Jeff Sessions offered to quit during exchange with Trump

June 7, 2017

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions have had a series of heated exchanges in the last several weeks after Sessions recused himself from the Russia probe, a source close to Sessions told CNN Tuesday. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsIM VIP Training – New For 2017 Trial Option (OTO IM Video Masters) IM VIP Training – Full AccessData JEO Access Monthly Option Data JEO Monthly…

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Reality Check: What is the Prevent strategy? – BBC News

June 5, 2017

Social services departments have become increasingly involved in identifying Prevent cases because of their duty to counter radicalisation. About 7,500 referrals were made to the scheme in 2015-16 – the equivalent of 20 a day – according to a Freedom of Information Request to the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC). Out of those referrals, action was taken in one in every 10 cases. No action at all was taken in…

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First on CNN: Sources: Congress investigating another possible Sessions-Kislyak meeting

June 1, 2017

Washington (CNN)Congressional investigators are examining whether Attorney General Jeff Sessions had an additional private meeting with Russia’s ambassador during the presidential campaign, according to Republican and Democratic Hill sources and intelligence officials briefed on the investigation. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsTrafficBuilder – Agency TrafficBuilder – AgencyPriceWatcher – FE Light PriceWatcher is a great plugin for affiliates. It creates the abilty to make price alerts for your visitors….

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UN leader: US leaving Paris accord will harm its global influence

May 31, 2017

(CNN)In five months in office, UN Secretary-General Antnio Guterres, has so far publicly avoided challenging new US President Donald Trump. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsInstamate Image and Video Editor 2017 Remember, Instamate is the first and ONLY tool in the world to: 1. Post and schedule updates to MULTIPLE Instagram accounts from our web software 2. Find the most viral imagery from Instagram, FB and google to be…

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Profile: Green Party co-leaders Caroline Lucas and Jonathan Bartley – BBC News

May 28, 2017

Ms Lucas was re-elected to the Brighton Pavilion seat she took from Labour in 2010, with an increased majority of nearly 8,000. He is reported to have volunteered for John Major in 1995 when the then prime minister faced a challenge to his leadership from John Redwood. He founded the think tank Ekklesia in 2002 – only standing down as a director earlier this year – and became a commentator…

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P.C. Trump Abandons Radical Islamic Terror

May 23, 2017

President Donald Trump softened his anti-Islamic campaign rhetoric in a speech in Saudi Arabia Sunday meant to reset U.S. relations with the Muslim world, and spur Arab leaders to do more to fight terrorism, in return for Americas help countering their nemesis Iran. This is not a battle between different faiths, different sects, or different civilizations, Trump said in the lavish conference hall on his second day in Riyadh, Saudi…

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