Sessions has no regrets for Hawaii remark

April 22, 2017

… for 90 days in the immigration process,” Sessions added. Sessions and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly are touring the southern border and met with law enforcement personnel from several federal agencies. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsZenNotify – (E)Skype Coaching Call ZenNotify is our powerful software that immediately boosts traffic and conversions with innovative features.IM Traffic – Facebook Masters (Full Access – 6 Module’s / 27 Videos) IM Traffic – …

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Indian ad with transgender mom stirs debate — and tears

April 20, 2017

… couples — still cannot legally adopt children in India. Subramaniam believes change comes slowly. “Passing a law doesn’t change society overnight … the government, the public, the activists need to work together to promote transgender rights and equality,” said Subramaniam. For Padmashali, the Vicks advert is a small step in stirring debate on this issue and bringing it to a wider audience. “The transgender community has been socially excluded for so many …

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EPA head visits community famous for lead contamination

April 20, 2017

(CNN)Environmentalists say USS Lead Superfund in East Chicago, Indiana, is the poster child of environmental injustice. The people who live there are at risk of lead contamination at every turn. It’s in their drinking water and it’s in their soil. More than one thousand people were forced to evacuate, according to Debbie Chizewer at Northwestern law School, who has worked very closely with the affected residents. A local school was shut down and a public housing complex was also …

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Gen. Allen: Trump should call Turkey’s President back — and say this

April 19, 2017

… public airing, where he’s unambiguous as the President of the United States on his concerns over human rights, on freedom of the press, on the rights of women, on freedom of religion and the rule of law and all the necessary actions to preserve the democratic institutions of Turkey.” Referring to Erdogan, Allen warned that “history tells us that when you accumulate that much authority in one single person, it often doesn’t go very well.” …

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Deported to Mexico: Who is the US kicking out?

April 18, 2017

Mexico City (CNN)Maria Perez hasn’t seen her grandson since he was a little boy. On her cell phone she keeps a video of that day. It shows 8-year-old Eduardo Hernandez hugging her goodbye. Now Hernandez is 21 and walking through the frosted glass doors at Mexico City’s international airport. …

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Turkey’s shell-shocked opposition struggles to find a way forward

April 18, 2017

… own protocol. Even as the ballots were being counted on Sunday, the board decided to allow unstamped ballots to pass as legal votes — a move that the opposition says gave the green light to voter fraud. Tana de Zulueta, head of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and the Council for Europe election monitoring group said the decision “significantly changed the ballot validity criteria, undermining an important safeguard and contradicting the law,” …

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Sarah Paulson is itching for a ‘Feud’ of her own after playing Geraldine Page

April 17, 2017

… Zeta-Jones father-in-law, Kirk Douglas, whom the actress says has schooled her on the close-knit friendships of many Golden Age stars. There were a lot of really true friendships then, says Zeta-Jones. My father-in-law had good relationships with a lot of actors: Tony Quinn, Tony Curtis, Frank Sinatra really good friendships. Women of that time were always, in the press, made to look like they were feuding; bitching. I found that a lot of strong friendships were made in those studio system …

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Trump: Flip, flop or flexibility?

April 14, 2017

Washington (CNN)One of Donald Trump’s many memorable lines on the campaign trail was about ISIS. “I would bomb the s**t out of ’em. I would just bomb those suckers,” he said. Given that, launching the so-called “mother of all bombs” against an ISIS target makes a lot of sense. Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH …

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Trump nominates John Sullivan for No. 2 spot at State

April 12, 2017

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump has nominated attorney John Sullivan to serve as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s deputy, the White House announced Tuesday. Sullivan is a partner at Mayer Brown in Washington and co-chairs the law firm’s national security practice. His nomination to the No. 2 spot at the State Department would fill one of the key national security positions still vacant as Democrats slow-walk the President’s nominees. Sullivan previously served as …

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CNN Exclusive: Classified docs contradict Nunes surveillance claims, GOP and Dem sources say

April 12, 2017

Washington (CNN)After a review of the same intelligence reports brought to light by House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes, both Republican and Democratic lawmakers and aides have so far found no evidence that Obama administration officials did anything unusual or illegal, multiple sources in both parties tell CNN. Their private assessment contradicts President Donald Trump’s allegations that former Obama national security adviser Susan Rice broke the law by requesting the …

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Trump to Bannon and Kushner: Work this out

April 10, 2017

(CNN)Amid the croquet players and lunch guests mingling at Mar-a-Lago Friday, a more sober gathering was unfolding under the palms. Steve Bannon, the bomb-throwing former Breitbart executive who serves as President Donald Trump’s chief strategist, was huddling at an out-of-the-way table with Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner in an attempt to broker peace in a deepening — and, increasingly, distracting — rift between rival West Wing factions. As Trump grew frustrated with …

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Trump’s Secretary of Everything: Jared Kushner

April 4, 2017

… seemingly every top issue facing the administration. Kushner was visiting Iraq at Dunford’s invitation to receive briefings on the military campaign against ISIS, and planned to meet with US and Iraqi officials. Iraq is now the latest portfolio handed to Kushner, whose role as Trump’s senior adviser appears to be growing by the day, and whose influence over his father-in-law now extends into nearly every area of government. Source: Meeting was to ‘engage …

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It’s plausible Trump incited violence, federal judge rules in OK’ing lawsuit

April 4, 2017

… letter that he sincerely regretted pushing the woman. Heimbach, too, acknowledged his role in the incident, writing in a blog post that he helped “the crowd drive out one of the women,” the ruling states. Reached by the Southern Poverty law Center’s Hatewatch blog last year, Heimbach did not express remorse. “This is clearly a political prosecution, and it’s a miscarriage of justice,” Heimbach told the blog. “I’m not surprised we have a biased …

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Jared Kushner is in Iraq

April 3, 2017

(CNN)White House senior adviser Jared Kushner traveled to Iraq this weekend and is expected back in the United States early this week, a senior administration official told CNN. Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, was invited by the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Joseph Dunford, and is traveling with him, sources told CNN. A senior administration official declined to say Sunday evening what was on Kushner’s itinerary in Iraq, his first visit to the country since …

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Is it foolish for a woman to cycle alone across the Middle East? – BBC News

April 2, 2017

… a tree. Minutes later the officer’s sister-in-law was serving me khoresh gheimeh (lamb and split pea stew) in her nearby bungalow. The trip was not all blissfully trouble-free, of course. In Egypt, ruled by a heavy-handed military regime, tourists were tightly controlled and protected. The police were suffocating in their oversight, escorting me 500 miles (800km) down the Nile and aggressively grilling everyone I met. In Iran, I was given more freedom. Yet foreigners are not …

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The only 4 things you need to know about Trump and Russia

April 1, 2017

… his tax returns, like every candidate and president since the Watergate era, also muddies the water. It all added up to what multiple current and former intelligence, law enforcement and administration officials tell CNN was a state of constant contact between Russians known to US intelligence and the Trump campaign. The FBI is currently investigating the matter, according to its director, James Comey. At issue, he said: “The nature of any links between individuals associated with the …

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#TBT: Margaret Chase Smith and her ‘place in the sun’

March 31, 2017

… in her daily work, Smith fought for women in the military. She was the driving force behind the Women’s Armed Services Integration Act, which, when signed into law by President Harry S. Truman in 1948, granted women serving in the military regular status. What can perhaps be called Smith’s brightest moment in the national spotlight came in 1950, when Smith spoke out on the Senate floor against anti-Communist Sen. Joseph McCarthy in her “Declaration of Conscience” speech. …

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Source: Kushner meeting with Russian bank exec was effort to ‘engage with’ Russia

March 30, 2017

(CNN)When President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and aide Jared Kushner voluntarily appears before the Senate intelligence committee, he will describe his interactions with Russians during the transition as a point man “looking for the right person to engage with on Russia,” and nothing more, according to a source familiar with what transpired. According to this source, neither of Kushner’s meetings — with the Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak and with Russian banker …

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MPs deny foreign aid cash being ‘wasted’ – BBC News

March 28, 2017

In the report, MPs backed the decision to commit to spending 0.7% of GDP on foreign aid. The 0.7% target, which was enshrined in law in 2015, has been criticised by some MPs and some aid projects have faced fierce criticism in media coverage. UK aid: Generosity or wasted spending? Does the UK give more aid than other countries? The committee said it understood concerns that foreign aid, unlike most domestic spending, is protected. But the MPs supported the move, saying “we have no …

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Source: ICE is targeting ‘sanctuary cities’ with raids

March 24, 2017

(CNN)Immigration and Customs Enforcement has been targeting so-called “sanctuary cities” with increased enforcement operations in an effort to pressure those jurisdictions to cooperate with federal immigration agents, a senior US immigration official with direct knowledge of ongoing ICE actions told CNN. A sanctuary city is a broad term applied to states, cities and/or counties that have policies in place designed to limit cooperation or involvement in the enforcement of federal …

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Trump warns GOP: Don’t break your health care promises

March 22, 2017

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump, in an attempt to sell the GOP Republican health care plan, warned Republicans about breaking all those promises to repeal Obamacare they’ve made over the years. The White House is currently unsure that Republicans have enough votes to pass the GOP health care bill. And for a president who fashions himself a deal-maker, the law has become a potent test of Trump’s ability to make it happen. “The American people voted for historic change. …

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Why sports betting is starting to look a lot more like Wall Street

March 20, 2017

… president of marketing. Thats in turn driving the demand for real-time data. The information can be disseminated faster than a television broadcast, which comes in with a multi-second transmission delay. Ultra-fast and accurate data provide sophisticated gamblers with a material advantage over someone operating on a five to 10-second delay via a television feed, said Ryan Rodenberg, an associate professor of forensic sports law analytics at Florida State University. The edge is most notable in …

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Schumer’s warning about Gorsuch is dead wrong

March 20, 2017

… very likely a bad judge.” Gorsuch’s entire judicial philosophy centers around his belief that politics should not influence judicial decisions; that sometimes deciding a case impartially, based on the law, leads to results that the judge may personally dislike. Sure, Gorsuch is probably socially conservative, but if anyone can leave his personal beliefs at the courthouse steps, he’s the judge who can do it. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsExplaindio Video …

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Trump’s wiretapping accusation comes to a head at Comey hearing

March 20, 2017

… he has been compromised by business links to Russia. CNN reported in February that there was constant contact between Trump campaign aides and Russians known to US intelligence last summer, citing multiple current and former intelligence, law enforcement and administration officials. The frequency and the level of those contacts raised alarms in US intelligence and law enforcement circles. Democrats say that pattern of behavior merits investigation and could press Comey on Monday to say what he …

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Justice to announce charges in Yahoo account hack

March 15, 2017

Washington (CNN)The Department of Justice is set to make the formal announcement of charges tomorrow against hackers with ties to Russia investigators believe were behind a breach of information regarding hundreds of millions of Yahoo accounts, according to a law enforcement source. The law enforcement source would not say if the breach was connected to the Russian government itself. Hackers stole data that included names, email addresses and passwords — but not financial information, …

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