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Donald Trump and the Debt Ceiling: Stupid or Evil? Donald Trump and the Debt Ceiling: Stupid or Evil?
- August 29, 2017

Ryan's comments echoed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , who on Monday said "there is zero chance" that the US will fail to raise the debt ceiling. On Jan. 10 - 10 days before taking office - he told The New York Times that Congress could approve a repeal bill "probably sometime next week", and a separate replacement measure would be passed "very quickly or simultaneously, very shortly thereafter". (more...)
Trump Confuses Two Female Finnish Journalists During Press Conference Trump Confuses Two Female Finnish Journalists During Press Conference
- August 29, 2017

Trump eventually took a follow-up question about what America would do if the Baltic situation escalates further. NIINISTO: No, she is not the same lady. As such, Finland has sent troops to Poland and other Baltic states to participate in military exercises created to warn Russian Federation of the consequences of invasion, effectively putting the lie to the idea that Finland and Russian Federation have enjoyed a good relationship. (more...)
Tribe: Anglers have caught 20000 farmed Atlantic salmon Tribe: Anglers have caught 20000 farmed Atlantic salmon
- August 29, 2017

There were 305,000 fish in the net pens to start with, and the tribe has caught about 20,000. "The release of net pen-raised Atlantic salmon into Washington's waters has created an emergency situation that has state agencies working together to protect the health of our salmon", Inslee said in a statement . (more...)
Indian students stranded in Houston floods: Sushma Indian students stranded in Houston floods: Sushma
- August 29, 2017

The students were being provided food and other supplies by the Indian American community in the area. "They [the students] are surrounded by neck-deep water", Swaraj said on Twitter. At least five people were reported to be dead on Sunday as the Hurricane Harvey hit Houston and the surrounding region, causing catastrophic flooding and injuring dozens. (more...)
MLK's daughter links father's statue to conversation on Confederate symbols MLK's daughter links father's statue to conversation on Confederate symbols
- August 29, 2017

Alveda King, a pastoral associate and director of the African-American Outreach for Priests for Life and Gospel of Life Ministries, spoke to me at a press conference on the 54th anniversary of her uncle's celebrated "I Have A Dream Speech" in Washington, D.C. (more...)
Founder of white supremacist gang dies in prison Founder of white supremacist gang dies in prison
- August 29, 2017

It is now being investigated as a suicide. The inspector general for the DOC and prison officials are investigating Davis' death as a potential suicide. The Rangers and Federal Bureau of Investigation said there were hundreds of phone calls between Ebel and 211 Crew leaders in the days before and after the killings, the Denver Post reported. (more...)
Christian girl 'very distressed' after being forced to live with Muslim families Christian girl 'very distressed' after being forced to live with Muslim families
- August 29, 2017

The distressed girl wasn't allowed to eat a carbonara because it had bacon in it, claims her necklace and Christian cross pendant was removed by a carer, and was forced to learn Arabic. She needs surroundings in which she'll feel secure and loved. In April 2017, care and education regulator Ofsted condemned Tower Hamlets children's services as "inadequate", with politicians and officials criticised for "widespread and serious failures in the services provided to children who need help and ... (more...)
SC American Red Cross assisting with Hurricane Harvey relief SC American Red Cross assisting with Hurricane Harvey relief
- August 29, 2017

Greg Abbott mobilized 3,000 members of the National Guard and Texas National Guard Sunday due to the unprecedented and catastrophic flooding brought on by Hurricane/TS Harvey . "Emergencies and disasters is what we do every day, but what's unique about this is the scope of it", Steinbeck said. Both units are expected in College Station, Texas, by 11 a.m. (more...)
At Least 6 Shot, 2 Fatally, at New Mexico Library At Least 6 Shot, 2 Fatally, at New Mexico Library
- August 29, 2017

The shootings took place at the Clovis-Carver library in Clovis, New Mexico, NBC News reported . Other witnesses tell the newspaper they saw police with guns drawn surround the library. Aguirre believed the gunman was armed with a handgun. Officer Carl Christiansen said Clovis police responded to the library this afternoon in response to a report of an active shooter. (more...)
Republicans blamed for debt ceiling 'mess' Republicans blamed for debt ceiling 'mess'
- August 29, 2017

Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan says shutting down the government over funding for the border wall is "not necessary" and urged the president not to veto a debt ceiling bill to avoid a government shut down. "I think the relationships are fine". "Anyone who suggests otherwise is clearly not part of the conversation", McConnell said in a statement Wednesday . (more...)
FEMA says Houston rain is not over FEMA says Houston rain is not over
- August 29, 2017

Turner argued that an evacuation order has to be "very well-coordinated all the way from Houston to the destination point". Hurricane Harvey has since been downgraded to a tropical storm, but the effects of the disaster will be felt for months to come. (more...)
AAA: Gas prices to rise this week in wake of Hurricane Harvey AAA: Gas prices to rise this week in wake of Hurricane Harvey
- August 29, 2017

Crude oil prices took a run-up to $47.87 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange on Friday and wholesale gas prices jumped nearly a dime a gallon last week to land at $1.66 a gallon, NASDAQ reported. The Wall Street Journal reported that the storm knocked nearly 15 percent of US refinery capacity out of commission. Subsequently, gas prices have surged by just over 11 cents per gallon. (more...)
Harvey brings rain to the Big Country Harvey brings rain to the Big Country
- August 29, 2017

Gusty northwest winds are expected to continue tonight, but should be diminishing on Tuesday, according to the NSW. "Isolated higher amounts near 1.5" can not be completely discounted. Plenty of sunshine and high clouds. Lows into the evening will be in the mid to upper 60's. Overnight, lows return to the mid to upper 60's. Rain chances stay in through Friday and Saturday. (more...)
Cuomo deploys emergency personnel to help with hurricane recovery Cuomo deploys emergency personnel to help with hurricane recovery
- August 29, 2017

Assemblyman McDonald says NY is also doing its own part in helping Texas during this devastating disaster. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday he deployed the emergency personnel to aid the recovery effort. Both Mayor de Blasio and Governor Cuomo say they've been in contact with Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Texas Governor Greg Abbott, respectively. (more...)
Whereabouts of ex-Thai PM Yingluck unknown: Defence minister Whereabouts of ex-Thai PM Yingluck unknown: Defence minister
- August 29, 2017

If a guilty verdict goes, she would become Thailand's first female politician facing a jail term up to 10 years. Yingluck's aides say they believed she had meant to stay for the verdict as at last Wednesday, when she made offerings of sticky rice and fruit at a Bangkok temple. (more...)
Hamilton equals Schumacher's all-time F1 record after taking pole at Belgian GP
- August 29, 2017

Meanwhile, Räikkönen and Ricciardo were able to jump past Mercedes' other man, Valtteri Bottas , after he ran wide at a corner. "I love this team ", Vettel said . I'm very, very happy. "The balance of the auto has been feeling really good, just lacking overall grip and losing a lot of time in high speed corners". (more...)
New Hurricane Harvey threat? Millions of venomous, floating fire ants New Hurricane Harvey threat? Millions of venomous, floating fire ants
- August 29, 2017

Nester of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, wrote in a warning about the fire ant flotillas. Though the hurricane-turned-tropical-storm caused devastating destruction and unprecedented flooding in the city of Houston, the intense flood waters have only brought the ants closer together. (more...)
Donald Trump Primary: President 'Inviting' 2020 Challenge, Flake Says Donald Trump Primary: President 'Inviting' 2020 Challenge, Flake Says
- August 29, 2017

Trump started his American Legion speech in Reno with kind words for some of his political foes - a marked departure from last night's attacks on Sens. NBC's Willie Geist reported last week that "sources close" to Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination for president in 2016, say there is an growing sense of "moral imperative" to primary the president in the wake of the Charlottesville violence. (more...)
Trump's Afghan strategy to end in tears, warns PM Abbasi Trump's Afghan strategy to end in tears, warns PM Abbasi
- August 29, 2017

On Sunday, the Pakistani Foreign Ministry and the USA embassy in Islamabad released similarly-worded statements saying that her visit has been postponed at Pakistan's request until a " mutually convenient time ". The demand came during Trump's speech announcing a new strategy for Afghanistan and South Asia. Support from China will help Pakistan defy the US. Trump repeatedly promised to "win" in Afghanistan and called for "outright victory". (more...)
J&K cop shot dead by militants in Anantnag J&K cop shot dead by militants in Anantnag
- August 29, 2017

The policeman was on duty without a weapon at the time of the incident. The officer told that despite all the efforts of the doctors of the hospital, Rashid was killed due to wounds. The killing comes barely 36 hours after the deadly fidayeen (suicide) attack on district police lines in neighbouring Pulwama district, in which eight security personnel and three militants were killed. (more...)
Christie: Texas lawmakers against Sandy aid 'hypocrites'
- August 29, 2017

Amid devastating flooding in Texas, Sen. Cruz also opposed the larger aid package. The question is whether that money will be offset by cuts to other government programs, whether extraneous spending will be attached to the package, and whether, under any circumstances, Texas Republicans will have a problem voting for it. (more...)
Why NASA revisited Msando's recording at Supreme Court Why NASA revisited Msando's recording at Supreme Court
- August 29, 2017

On Monday the court permitted lawyers for Odinga's National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition to have access to the computer servers and electronic voter kits of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) in order to prove their allegations that the results were fiddled. (more...)
Local Red Cross volunteers in Houston to help with Harvey aftermath Local Red Cross volunteers in Houston to help with Harvey aftermath
- August 29, 2017

They will join almost 4,000 others who are expected to be in Texas or Louisiana by the end of next week. "We are launching our largest hurricane relief effort in years, and with the help of our partners, we are ready to shelter thousands of people". (more...)
Wisconsin Red Cross Disaster Relief team members head down to Wisconsin Red Cross Disaster Relief team members head down to
- August 29, 2017

The task force is Nevada's only urban search and rescue team and one of 28 across the country trained to handle disasters such as Hurricane Harvey . One more way Hoosiers can help is by volunteering to deploy to Texas . "This is going to be going on not for days or weeks, but months", said Downey, referring to the need for shelters going forward. Donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from this disaster, officials say. (more...)
New SC Rep. Norman supports Trump pardon of AZ sheriff Arpaio New SC Rep. Norman supports Trump pardon of AZ sheriff Arpaio
- August 29, 2017

Trump places a premium on personal loyalty, and his aides tend to staunchly defend him even under the most controversial circumstances. "And I think the people of Arizona who really knew him best would agree with me". "I can understand Democrats", Arpaio said on the Todd Starnes Show. Courts have ruled that Arpaio, perhaps one of the nation's most controversial sheriffs, unfairly targeted Hispanics in traffic stops, conducted illegal immigration "round-ups" and committed other illegal act ... (more...)
North Korean projectile passed over Japan, reports say North Korean projectile passed over Japan, reports say
- August 29, 2017

Japanese national broadcaster NHK reports that the projectile has passed over Japan. Shinzo Abe, the Japanese prime minister, said that he would take all measures necessary to protect the Japanese republic. The projectiles, which were thought to be ballistic missiles, flew for 155 miles before landing in sea inbetween the Korean Peninsula and Japan. "We'll maintain a high level of vigilance and our missile defense system under the strong Japan-US alliance". (more...)
Israeli Forces Detain 11 Palestinians in Occupied Territories Israeli Forces Detain 11 Palestinians in Occupied Territories
- August 29, 2017

The measures, including metal detectors and cameras, led to renewed violence between Palestinians and security forces, sparking outrage across the Muslim world. Kushner was accompanied on the two-day trip by Jason Greenblatt, the White House's special representative for global negotiations, and Dina Powell, the deputy national security adviser. (more...)
Trump's news conference with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto at 4:30 pm Trump's news conference with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto at 4:30 pm
- August 29, 2017

Mr. Trump said that many countries are a threat, and "I hope that we do have good relations with Russian Federation". Trump said protecting American lives is his top priority as Harvey continues to pound the U.S. Trump said that there are "many countries" he would consider threats, adding that "these are all threats that we'll be able to handle if we have to". (more...)
Would-be carjacker gets dragged out of his shorts on busy street Would-be carjacker gets dragged out of his shorts on busy street
- August 29, 2017

At one point the driver of the SUV stops and the man stands up and tries to open the auto door as his shorts are around his knees. Videos posted to Twitter Friday show a man being dragged alongside a vehicle he attempted to steal. The suspect's victims in the attempted carjacking also sustained minor injuries from being attacked by the suspect. The man also punched cars windows on other vehicles, police say, and attempted to break their door handles to gain entry to cars, according to ... (more...)
Southwest Airlines to add nonstop flights between Boise, San Jose Southwest Airlines to add nonstop flights between Boise, San Jose
- August 29, 2017

Service to San Jose is the third added by Southwest from Spokane in recent months. In July, Southwest announced its first worldwide nonstop flight from Indianapolis to Cancun, Mexico. The expansion will go into effect on April 8, 2018. New nonstop service to Orlando begins May 6, 2018. With their expansion of non-stop flights, Southwest said it will expand it's network of non-stop service to 45 markets. (more...)