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WAVE Country Congressmen, Senators weigh in on government shutdown WAVE Country Congressmen, Senators weigh in on government shutdown
- January 21, 2018

Negotiating with Trump, Schumer said , was liking doing so with "Jello'". But both sides may now be even less willing to make concessions because a political defeat on the issue could be costly, especially with the control of Congress up for grabs at midterm elections later this year. (more...)
Here are the best signs from this year's Women's March
- January 21, 2018

John Mclean from New Jercy told Xinhua he came here in support of women. "I think (our voices) are getting heard louder and louder every day because the people at the grassroots are now talking to the people at the water cooler or the people on the bus", Geyer said. (more...)
CHP: Tesla driver arrested for DUI says auto was on autopilot CHP: Tesla driver arrested for DUI says auto was on autopilot
- January 21, 2018

Despite the all-electric car's ability to essentially drive itself, the manual for the 2017 Tesla Model S admonishes drivers "to stay alert, drive safely, and be in control of the vehicle at all times". The Silicon Valley-based carmaker has maintained the narrative that driving with Autopilot increases safety while reinforcing their stance that drivers using Autopilot must also keep their hands on the steering wheel and remain in control of their vehicle at all times. (more...)
Trump ends year as 'most unpopular' president Trump ends year as 'most unpopular' president
- January 21, 2018

It is also a full four points less than the previous low during the past year of former President George W. Bush's time in office. In Canada, 20 per cent of respondents said they approved of the job performance of U.S. 10 percent named military success against the Islamic State. Another 13 percent said his "America first" policy made them feel more positive. The poll also found that when asked to pick a word to describe how they felt about the president's first year in office, 38 percent ... (more...)
US Government Shuts Down after Senate Fails to Pass Funding US Government Shuts Down after Senate Fails to Pass Funding
- January 21, 2018

Aside from DACA, the Democrats were also seeking increases in domestic spending, a bump in disaster aid for hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, and a bolstering the government's response to the opioid epidemic. "For those asking, the Republicans only have 51 votes in the Senate, and they need 60". McConnell said he could not get a vote on that new date right away, however. (more...)
Nike PG 2 Nike PG 2 "PlayStation"
- January 21, 2018

Sony says they "illuminate and pulsate blue just like when turning on the console". Athletes and video games collaborating is nothing new, the latest mash-up being Paul George (Oklahoma City Thunder) and PlayStation lighting up the court or the streets with the all new PG-2 "PlayStation" colorway. (more...)
Trump Refuted His Chief of Staff on Mexico Wall
- January 21, 2018

Since taking office, he has acknowledged there are geographical barriers such as mountains and rivers along the border where a wall would not be necessary. A "concrete wall would be good in only certain places", he added, saying manpower and drone technology should suffice in others. "As the Mexican government has always maintained, our country will not pay, in any way and under any circumstance, for a wall or physical barrier along the border with Mexico", it said. (more...)
Global poll: Plummeting views of USA leadership under Trump, notably in Canada
- January 21, 2018

The presidential approval ratings, polled by Gallup , put Trump at a historic low as he concludes his first year. The previous low was held by Bill Clinton , whose first-year average stood 10 points higher than Trump's, at 49 percent. He says Americans are more likely than before to consume media in an echo-chamber and that politicians play it safe by pandering to their base instead of trying to convert undecided voters. (more...)
Kenya Has 'No Problem' With Trump Racist Remarks Kenya Has 'No Problem' With Trump Racist Remarks
- January 21, 2018

No? Well, neither was I. I hit the ball far. The Southern Poverty Law Center has done a phenomenal job of tracking all of these hate crimes that have been committed by Donald Trump supporters against minorities, against Muslims, against immigrants, against anyone that Donald Trump has told them is an enemy of the United States. (more...)
Clinton: Women's March events show 'the power and resilience of women everywhere'
- January 21, 2018

One thing that hasn't changed, organizers say, is the anger that was on display previous year. The L.A. event sprung up with others around the country after the main march was organized in Washington , D.C., on the day of Trump's inauguration. (more...)
House Conservatives to Intro Bill That Toughens Iran Deal House Conservatives to Intro Bill That Toughens Iran Deal
- January 21, 2018

Larijani said that the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal , known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), could by no means be changed or linked to other issues. House conservatives and staunch Iran hawks are expected to introduce a bill Thursday that would put ironclad restrictions on the country's nuclear or ballistic missile programs, Axios reports . (more...)
Trump campaign ad says Democrats 'complicit' in murders committed by undocumented immigrants
- January 21, 2018

On Saturday, Trump released an ad through his campaign accusing Democrats that stand in Trump's way of building a wall along the southern border "will be complicit in every murder committed by illegal immigrants". "President Trump will fix our border and keep our families safe", the ad concluded. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer announced he had offered to put the border wall "on the table" to Trump in a White House meeting on Friday - a negotiation he said Trump appeared amenable to, ... (more...)
Trump marks one-year anniversary with shutdown Trump marks one-year anniversary with shutdown
- January 21, 2018

Democrats will also be frustrated with their party if the freeze drags on, but on the first anniversary of the Trump presidency many will place responsibility on the President and the continuing chaotic nature of the administration. Critical government functions continued, with uniformed service members, health inspectors and law enforcement officers set to work without pay. But if no deal is reached before Monday, hundreds of thousands of federal employees will be furloughed. (more...)
'Will Annihilate US Forces in Syria: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan 'Will Annihilate US Forces in Syria: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan
- January 21, 2018

Turkey considers the YPG a terrorist organization - alleging the group is linked to Kurdish separatists inside Turkey, known as the PKK, which is designated a terror organization by both the USA and EU. Dubbing the new campaign operation "Olive Branch", the Turkish army said it had begun at 1400 GMT and was aimed against the YPG and also Islamic State (IS) militants. (more...)
Asian wildlife trafficking 'kingpin' arrested; Kabul hotel under attack Asian wildlife trafficking 'kingpin' arrested; Kabul hotel under attack
- January 21, 2018

Wildlife trafficking kingpin Boonchai Bach was arrested on conspiracy to traffic charges in Bangkok . "It is like catching one of the Corleones", he said, referring to the fictional mafia family. Mr. Galster, the Freeland founder, believes that the arrest marks a significant moment for anti-trafficking initiatives, but that officials must continue to track down these networks. (more...)
Naidu expresses displeasure over Telangana CM's comments Naidu expresses displeasure over Telangana CM's comments
- January 21, 2018

He added that the AP government would knock the doors of the Supreme Court, if necessary, in case of injustice done, with regard to the assurances of the AP Reorganisation Act. Referring to the comments of his Telangana counterpart, Naidu said there was only one answer to it. Meanwhile according to sources Naidu asked KCR to go into the details of development taken place in Telangana after 1995. (more...)
Turkish armed forces strike Kurds in Syria Turkish armed forces strike Kurds in Syria
- January 21, 2018

If terrorists in Afrin don't surrender, then we will raze the place on their heads. "However, we have also heard from the Russians that they are concernedl that they are watching it closely and that they urge constraint". Earlier this week, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson laid out Washington's objectives for a "whole and unified sovereign Syria". Ankara considers the YPG a terrorist group for its links to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). (more...)
Aly Raisman calls for change at Nassar sentencing Aly Raisman calls for change at Nassar sentencing
- January 21, 2018

In total, prosecutors expect more than 120 women - including fellow Olympian Jordyn Wieber , who also spoke Friday - to recite " victim impact statements " as a part of a multi-day sentencing period. Raisman also discusses the abuse in her book, Fierce . Raisman, in her statement, said she felt USA Gymnastics was "rotting from the inside". Last year, USA Gymnastics conducted an independent internal review of its child protection policies but has rejected calls for any review of the ... (more...)
Civilians Injured in Turkish Airstrikes on Afrin, Kurdish Reports Say Civilians Injured in Turkish Airstrikes on Afrin, Kurdish Reports Say
- January 21, 2018

The country has successfully rebuilt places like Jarabulus and Al-Bab, which had been liberated from Daesh terrorists as part of Operation Euphrates Shield . on the ball". "The focus needs to be on ISIS". Russia's defense ministry said the main trigger for the escalation was provocative steps taken by the US aimed at isolating areas with predominantly Kurdish populations. (more...)
Thousands of Bay Areans take to streets for Women's March Thousands of Bay Areans take to streets for Women's March
- January 21, 2018

Critics of the weekend's marches said the demonstrations were really a protest against Trump . The scene was similar at rallies in Leonia, Monroe and Ocean City. "It was very relevant for us to go to Washington, DC, previous year to send a message we were all united", Linda Sarsour , a Women's March co-organizer, told CNN . (more...)
Oil prices down amid concerns about rising output Oil prices down amid concerns about rising output
- January 21, 2018

Analysts have predicted the USA will soon take the lead in global crude production, but Friday was the first time the Paris-based agency put its weight behind the claim. Oil prices have been on the rise since the middle of past year. "There's a slight turn in sentiment and a realization that non-OPEC production is going to grow strongly this year", said Caroline Bain, chief commodities economist at Capital Economics, on the oil market's shift downward. (more...)
North Korea Is Officially Headed To The 2018 Winter Olympics North Korea Is Officially Headed To The 2018 Winter Olympics
- January 21, 2018

But many people in South Korea disapprove of the unified women's ice hockey team. North Korea's unexpected participation, negotiated in talks at the heavily fortified border between the two nations since the start of the year, has been hailed as a diplomatic breakthrough that could herald peace on the Korean Peninsula. (more...)
Release 'Padmaavat' at your own risk: Karni Sena to theatres
- January 21, 2018

The Supreme Court of India lifted the ban against of the film in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh but it seems some cinema chains are scared of screening the film due to threats by the Karni Sena. Yesterday, the Rajput Karni Sena targeted Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chief Prasoon Joshi, saying won't let Prasoon Joshi enter Rajasthan. (more...)
Zogby: Trump Approval Lowest on Record, Believers Drop Out Zogby: Trump Approval Lowest on Record, Believers Drop Out
- January 21, 2018

President Donald Trump may have some problems with the United States Postal Service, but most Americans don't. Jon Clifton said "This year marks a significant change in our trends". Key to the low approval rating are longstanding US allies such as Canada and the United Kingdom. The median approval rating for USA leadership across 134 countries has hit a new low of 30 percent. (more...)
On Shutdowns, Trump Once Thought 'Pressure is on the President' On Shutdowns, Trump Once Thought 'Pressure is on the President'
- January 21, 2018

All accessible data, from television ratings and digital stream counts, to the crowd photos and official city estimates, show that President Obama did in fact draw a bigger crowd. The optics of being in Mar-a-Lago during a government shutdown would be awful, the official said, but so far the contingency plan being most discussed is delaying departure until Saturday. (more...)
FO summons Indian diplomat over cross-LoC firing FO summons Indian diplomat over cross-LoC firing
- January 21, 2018

They strongly condemned the Indian brutality. More than 100 such violations have been carried out by Pakistan forces in Kashmir so far during 2018, a ministry statement said. "This unprecedented escalation in cease-fire violations by India is continuing" since 2017 despite calls for restraint from Islamabad, Pakistan's statement said. (more...)
U.S. security focus no longer terrorism - Defense Secretary U.S. security focus no longer terrorism - Defense Secretary
- January 21, 2018

The new strategy recognises that "China and Russian Federation in particular have been assiduously working over a number of years to develop their military capabilities to challenge our military advantages", said Elbridge Colby, US deputy assistant secretary of defence for strategy and force development. (more...)
Trump says program to protect 'Dreamers' is 'probably dead' Trump says program to protect 'Dreamers' is 'probably dead'
- January 21, 2018

That's what we were confronted with in 1960. Perhaps most famously, before entering politics he repeatedly accused former president Barack Obama of being born in Kenya, a racist trope that was utterly false. She described the marriage as problem-free and said that Trump always treated her well. "A lot of things can happen", he said. "I'm the least racist person you will ever interview", the president declared. (more...)
Republicans and Democrats show no sign of retreat amid government shutdown Republicans and Democrats show no sign of retreat amid government shutdown
- January 21, 2018

With the finger-pointing over who would be responsible already underway, a new ABC News/Washington Post poll found that 48 percent of Americans would blame President Trump and Republicans for a shutdown while 28 percent said they would blame Democrats and 18 percent said both parties would be at fault. (more...)
Donald Trump: I want immigrants to come from everywhere Donald Trump: I want immigrants to come from everywhere
- January 21, 2018

Americans are divided on whether the latest provocative remark from President Donald Trump was racist . The nation's president, of all people, must never be confused about that. Nielsen says the conversation was impassioned and the president was using tough language. Silence also wasn't an option for hundreds of parents, students, teachers and community activists who came out to an Elk Grove Unified School District meeting to defend a student who says she's been harassed and called the ... (more...)

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