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Should Congress pass a bill to protect Robert Mueller? Should Congress pass a bill to protect Robert Mueller?
- January 31, 2018

But after reports last week that Trump ordered Mueller fired and White House counsel Don McGahn refused, there is growing support among some Senate Republicans for stepping in to protect Mueller through bipartisan legislation introduced in August. (more...)
Republicans won't allow a Trump immigration deal Republicans won't allow a Trump immigration deal
- January 31, 2018

He said they were able to elevate the issue of protecting deferred-action program recipients and obtain a commitment from Republicans for Senate floor votes on the issue in February. If a vote came up on DACA, on protection for these DREAMers - for these young people - it would pass overwhelmingly in the House and the Senate. Even with a vote on the table, its passage remains up in the air, too. (more...)
Tamil Nadu CM seeks meeting with Karnataka counterpart over Cauvery water Tamil Nadu CM seeks meeting with Karnataka counterpart over Cauvery water
- January 31, 2018

For the last few days, the chief minister has been holding consultations with officers from various departments and representatives of various sectors to prepare the budget. According to an official statement, the water inflow to the Mettur Dam had gone down and hence sufficient water could not be released for irrigation. (more...)
North Korean defector attends State of the Union
- January 31, 2018

In response, Trump took to Twitter, saying: "North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the 'Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times.' Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!" Alongside Ji were Fred and Cindy Warmbier, who were reunited previous year with their son Otto shortly before he died after returning from 17 months of captivity ... (more...)
U.S. releases "Putin list" of Russians eligible for sanctions
- January 31, 2018

The report carried no legal outcome but was seen as a harbinger of future sanctions among Russia's business elite, who for months sought to stay off the list by trying to schedule meetings across Washington. Of most concern was the prospect that business activities - especially accessing capital and other financial services in the West - might become more complicated and expensive for those included on the list. (more...)
Nine Scottish universities face unprecedented strike action over pensions Nine Scottish universities face unprecedented strike action over pensions
- January 31, 2018

According to BBC, University of Oxford, Cambridge University, Imperial College London, University College London (UCL), University of Edinburgh , Glasgow , Manchester and York are among the universities affected. Talks ended in a stalemate between staff and university bosses but the negotiating committee chair used the casting vote to push through the changes proposed by university managers. (more...)
Trump's Russian 'watchlist' raises hackles in the Kremlin Trump's Russian 'watchlist' raises hackles in the Kremlin
- January 31, 2018

The classified version, which was not released , is expected to include details on how close they are to Mr Putin and his ruling elite, and any information outlining their involvement in corrupt activities. As it submitted the list to Congress, the Trump administration also told lawmakers it won't seek new sanctions , saying that existing punishments for Moscow's interference in US elections are having an effect. (more...)
Lorde Makes Feminist Statement With Poem Sewn Onto Grammys Gown Lorde Makes Feminist Statement With Poem Sewn Onto Grammys Gown
- January 31, 2018

Contradiction will be heightened. Less the 48-hours before the Grammys went to air, reports surfaced claiming Lorde wasn't offered the chance to perform solo at the event. These shows are always a matter of choices, and the box gets full. She had a great album, but there's no way we can deal with everybody. The article also details that each of the other Album of the Year nominees, that include Jay-Z Kendrick Lamar , Childish Gambino, and Bruno Mars were all offered solo ... (more...)
Korea to Continue Preparing for Joint Ski Training Korea to Continue Preparing for Joint Ski Training
- January 31, 2018

A top South Korean presidential adviser on Monday said that any political plots North Korea has for the PyeongChang Olympics should be allowed to play out, adding fuel to the rising criticism against Seoul's handling of Pyongyang's participation in the games. (more...)
Man City Sign Laporte for Record €65 million Man City Sign Laporte for Record €65 million
- January 31, 2018

The fee for the 23-year-old also trumps the £55 million fee City paid for Belgian midfielder Kevin de Bruyne in 2015. Guardiola has defended City's spending this season, which has now reached a Premier League record of £269m including the combined £53m spent on midfielders Bernado Silva and Douglas Luiz. (more...)
Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue named 'designated survivor' Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue named 'designated survivor'
- January 31, 2018

Ahead of the speech, Perdue will be taken to a secure and undisclosed location outside of Washington , D.C., where he is expected to stay with Secret Service agents until the conclusion of the event. Although highly unlikely, this doomsday scenario has captured the imaginations of screen writers and TV producers, spawning a an entire show on ABC called simply "Designated Survivor". (more...)
Malcom Brown returns to Patriots practice with Gronk, Deatrich Wise present Malcom Brown returns to Patriots practice with Gronk, Deatrich Wise present
- January 31, 2018

But as of the Patriots' Tuesday media session in Minneapolis , Gronk was still not clear. Though this will be Brady's eighth trip to the Super Bowl , the 40-year-old said he still has an appreciation for what it takes to be playing at this point of the season. (more...)
Trump expected to announce order to keep Guantanamo Bay prison open Trump expected to announce order to keep Guantanamo Bay prison open
- January 31, 2018

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to keep the Guantanamo Bay detention center in Cuba open, the White House announced Tuesday evening. Trump's order says this review process would continue to be used to determine whether detainees should be held. "We've spent a lot of money fixing it up", Session said in March. (more...)
Oregon Ducks softball ranked third in preseason poll Oregon Ducks softball ranked third in preseason poll
- January 31, 2018

Following its national championship season, the Oklahoma softball team is opening the year on top. Louisiana comes in ranked #22 in the USA Today/NFCA preseason poll and No. The Gophers will play eight games against teams in the USA Today/NFCA's top 25, including No. 5 UCLA, No. 7 Arizona and No. 9 Florida State (twice). (more...)
Here's the Pentagon's response to California teacher that bashed the military
- January 31, 2018

The worst of it is, really, when he puts down the USA military by resorting to racism: "We couldn't beat the Vietnamese - they're a bunch of people this freaking big throwing rice at us". "One thing we are telling people for sure is that the commitment of the board and the superintendent and the staff is to really get to the bottom of this for the community", Superintendent Karling Aguilera-Fort told the newspaper. (more...)
Putin shrugs off U.S. list as 'hostile,' pointless Putin shrugs off U.S. list as 'hostile,' pointless
- January 31, 2018

The list , published by BuzzFeed , was required by a law passed by Congress previous year to punish Russian Federation for meddling in the 2016 US election . they chose to let Russian Federation off the hook yet again". Democratic Senator Ben Cardin said: "The US should be prepared to impose sanctions when the law is clearly violated". (more...)
Second person of interest emerges after judge unseals Las Vegas shooting records Second person of interest emerges after judge unseals Las Vegas shooting records
- January 31, 2018

Lombardo has insisted since very early in the investigation that Stephen Paddock acted alone. A law enforcement official told the AP in October that Paddock bought 1,000 rounds of tracer ammunition from a private seller he met at a Phoenix gun show. (more...)
Syria talks agree to set up constitution committee Syria talks agree to set up constitution committee
- January 31, 2018

The committee will include those groups that were not attending the peace conference hold in Russia's Black Sea resort of Sochi , Lavrov said. A ninth round of UN-backed talks ended in Vienna last week without the warring sides having met face to face. (more...)
UK's Theresa May heads for China as rivals plot her demise UK's Theresa May heads for China as rivals plot her demise
- January 31, 2018

The prime minister is also battling to contain divisions within her governing Conservative party over the direction of her Brexit policy, amid reports some lawmakers are plotting to oust her. The Chinese naval escort fleet's visit to Canary Wharf, literally the heart of London in October past year for the first time in history, is another sign of enhanced mutual trust between the two countries. (more...)
Trump Denies He Ordered Sack Of Russia Investigator
- January 31, 2018

The White House has repeatedly denied that Trump was looking at firing the special counsel . The president himself dismissed it as "fake news". The special counsel can only be removed for cause, and McGahn didn't find the case Trump laid out very convincing. But I think we're seeing. business tactics. (more...)
Raila Odinga Must Be Stopped From Running A Parallel Government In Kenya Raila Odinga Must Be Stopped From Running A Parallel Government In Kenya
- January 31, 2018

No fewer than 1,000 people were killed in months of bloodshed following the 2007 election after Odinga who was defeated by then President Mwai Kibaki, claimed the vote was rigged. "We have an illegitimate government which is pretending to be in power", Mr Odinga told a local broadcaster by phone in an interview that was streamed online. (more...)
State Department says no new Russian Federation sanctions at this time State Department says no new Russian Federation sanctions at this time
- January 31, 2018

It also mandates that the U.S. Treasury submit to Congress a report on Russia's wealthiest citizens. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the report released by his office will lead to new sanctions against Russian Federation. (more...)
US Korean envoy pick Victor Cha is dropped US Korean envoy pick Victor Cha is dropped
- January 31, 2018

Cha, a North Korea expert who served as director of Asian Affairs for the National Security Council under former president George W. Bush, was widely tipped to assume the role in Seoul. Although South Korean officials quickly approved Cha's appointment, a senior administration official confirmed this week that the administration started considering other candidates. (more...)
Hamas founder dies after 'accidentally' shooting himself Hamas founder dies after 'accidentally' shooting himself
- January 31, 2018

Al-Alami is to be buried Tuesday in Gaza . Alami, who was also known as Abu Hamam, was regarded as a hard-liner and a supporter of Hamas's ties with Iran . Israel has accused him of planning multiple attacks. The 62-year-old held several key posts as a member of Hamas' policy-making bod. After the 2014 war between Hamas and Israel, Alami traveled to Turkey for treatment for what Hamas said was an injury during the war. (more...)
Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) Receiving Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Study Finds
- January 31, 2018

The stock decreased 0.61% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $8.1. On the bright side, the company's share price has been on the rebound, up more than 62.38% since hitting lows of $65.28 on January 30, 2017. Telsey Advisory Group lowered their price objective on shares of Wal-Mart Stores from $108.00 to $96.00 and set an "outperform" rating for the company in a research report on Friday, November 17th. (more...)
First Merchants Corp Sells 3949 Shares of Stryker Corporation (SYK)
- January 31, 2018

It has outperformed by 61.98% the S&P500. Putnam Investments Llc increased Amgen Inc (AMGN) stake by 99.39% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC. Guggenheim Cap Ltd Liability Co holds 61,626 shares. Fca Tx holds 17,804 shares. Fdx reported 0.01% in The Timken Company (NYSE:TKR). 220 were reported by Old Second Bancorp Of Aurora. (more...)
Us Fights for Un Sanctions Against Iran Us Fights for Un Sanctions Against Iran
- January 31, 2018

United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231, which formalized the deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in the UN, called upon "Iran not to undertake any activity related to ballistic missiles created to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons", including tests. (more...)
Saudi Prince Alwaleed relinquished most of his wealth for freedom Saudi Prince Alwaleed relinquished most of his wealth for freedom
- January 31, 2018

The line between public funds and royal money is not always clear in Saudi Arabia, an absolute monarchy ruled by an Islamic system, in which most laws are not systematically codified and no elected parliament exists. In his first interview since he was taken into custody in November, Prince Alwaleed told Reuters he was continuing to maintain his innocence of any corruption in talks with authorities. (more...)
Palestinian Authority condemns assault on USA delegation in Bethlehem
- January 31, 2018

The protesters, who were objecting to US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital , also kicked and threw tomatoes at the delegation's auto as they left, a video posted online showed. Arab leaders in the region have sharply criticized Trump's Jerusalem recognition. The US has reacted to the boycott by freezing payments worth $100 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) earlier this month, and the White House and ... (more...)
German coalition negotiators close to deal on refugees: SPD German coalition negotiators close to deal on refugees: SPD
- January 31, 2018

Although the talks on family reunions broke off overnight without agreement, SPD deputy leader Malu Dreyer had earlier sounded a more optimistic note than Schulz, saying the parties were in the "final stages" of clinching an accord on this issue. (more...)

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