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Pelosi 'Dreamers' speech clocks in at eight hours

Pelosi 'Dreamers' speech clocks in at eight hours Trump put almost 700,000 undocumented young people at risk of losing deportation protection and work permits when he ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, in September. She continued: "Our plea to the speaker is for us, for ourselves, to honor the values of our founders". The House Minority Whip is now urging Democrats to vote against the bipartisan budget deal on ... [Full Article...]

U.S. government shuts down for second time

U.S. government shuts down for second time Thursday. When you control the executive, the legislative, the judiciary, the majority of state houses in this country, basically everything that happens is on your shoulders, the good, the bad, and the ugly, and these shutdowns have been incredibly ugly and they show that Republicans are completely unwilling not only to work with one another, but to ever reach across the aisle and say, "H... [Full Article...]

Rand Paul slams Republican 'hypocrisy' over government shutdown-ending bill

Rand Paul slams Republican 'hypocrisy' over government shutdown-ending bill The accord, between Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the majority leader, and Chuck Schumer of NY, his Democratic counterpart, would raise strict caps on military and domestic spending that were imposed in 2011 as part of a deal with President Barack Obama that was once seen as a key triumph for Republicans in Congress. [Full Article...]

Snowstorm hammers US Midwest, hundreds of flights cancelled

Snowstorm hammers US Midwest, hundreds of flights cancelled The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning calling for the possibility of 8 to 14 inches of snow through the morning of February 10, with localized higher amounts, according to a city of Elmhurst news release. Some of the highest totals are forecast in the Chicago area, northern in and southern MI. The Des Moines Register reported that three to seven inches of snow fell... [Full Article...]

Trump prefers government shutdown in absence of DACA wall deal

Trump prefers government shutdown in absence of DACA wall deal White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders later walked back the comments, saying that Mr Trump was "not advocating for the shutdown ", the BBC says. Democrats have been adamant about protecting DACA and even forced a government shutdown over it. [Full Article...]

House Passes Budget Measure To End Government Shutdown

House Passes Budget Measure To End Government Shutdown Paul brushed off the pressure. Mr Paul was unfazed, saying: "I didn't come up here to be part of somebody's club". "I want people to feel uncomfortable". Rand Paul , R-Ky., throwing up last-minute procedural roadblocks. A frustrated Senate Majority Whip, John Cornyn , R-Texas, said at 10 p.m. he didn't understand why his colleague was holding up the vote when it would not change the outcome. [Full Article...]

United States Senate passes bill to end government shutdown

United States Senate passes bill to end government shutdown That additional money spent on non-essential items in return for simply undoing cuts that arguably should never have been made to the (constitutionally mandated) defense of our nation is the part of the bargain that rankles some House Republicans - the ones who were elected by the Tea Party to fight against these types of deals. [Full Article...]

During Doklam stand-off, Cong met China envoy: PM Modi

During Doklam stand-off, Cong met China envoy: PM Modi In response to media queries about the Prime Minister's travel to Ramallah in Palestine for the first ever visit by an Indian Prime Minister there, the Official Spokesperson of MEA, Raveesh Kumar said, "The Prime Minister will travel to Palestine via Amman". [Full Article...]

Rachel Brand, The Third-Ranking Justice Department Official, Is Stepping Down

Rachel Brand, The Third-Ranking Justice Department Official, Is Stepping Down If Trump fired Rosenstein or he quit or recused himself, Brand would have taken his place, according to the Justice Department line of succession. Photo Rachel Brand, the associate attorney general, was widely seen as the most likely successor to Rod J. [Full Article...]

Tottenham v Arsenal Betting Tips: The Set Odds' Big Match Preview

Tottenham v Arsenal Betting Tips: The Set Odds' Big Match Preview Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech is a doubt for the game, having been substituted with a calf injury during the win over Everton last week. We were disciplined, we pressed them, we were first to every ball, strong in our tackles and we isolated Kane from the game which made them look toothless. [Full Article...]

Star witness in ex-Cuomo aide's corruption trial arrested

Star witness in ex-Cuomo aide's corruption trial arrested Howe also admitted that in October 2016, after signing the cooperation agreement, he had tried to get a $600 charge for a stay at New York's Waldorf Astoria hotel removed from his credit card by falsely claiming he had not stayed there. A judge signed off on the request, and Howe is expected to be arraigned Friday afternoon. Gitner then asked: "As you sit here now, do you think they're going to ... [Full Article...]

Budget deal faces stiff opposition

Budget deal faces stiff opposition The bill contains $165bn of additional defence spending and $131bn in domestic spending, including funding for healthcare, infrastructure and tackling the U.S. "This is a bipartisan bill". The proposed plan would suspend the federal debt ceiling and provide hurricane and wildfire disaster aid, according to a Republican summary of the deal . [Full Article...]

Mattis: Military DREAMers Should Still Be Protected If DACA Expires

Mattis: Military DREAMers Should Still Be Protected If DACA Expires Afghan war will cost B in 2018 United States expands air campaign to northern Afghanistan Mattis defends plans for new nuclear capabilities MORE said Thursday that "Dreamers" serving in the military will not be deported, even if the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program expires. [Full Article...]

Frigid cold tonight and into this weekend

Frigid cold tonight and into this weekend Tonight: A 20 percent chance of snow after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Tuesday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 21. Temperatures on Saturday are forecast to maintain in the 20s before falling to overnight lows in the teens. Temperatures will get dangerously cold as highs in Great Falls will not even get above 0 degrees on Friday , an... [Full Article...]

Syrian civilian deaths: 'As terrible now as it's ever been'

Syrian civilian deaths: 'As terrible now as it's ever been' Nauert said Washington is supporting a United Nations call for a monthlong "cessation of violence" in Syria , saying it would allow humanitarian aid and medical care to flow to more than 700 civilians in Eastern Ghouta, according to RFE/RL. [Full Article...]

Oil prices declines amid higher U.S. stockpiles

Oil prices declines amid higher U.S. stockpiles Crude oil is not immune to this global equity sell-off. U.S. West Texas Intermediate and international-benchmark crude oil futures are trading lower on Friday for a sixth consecutive session. Mark and his colleague Rene are two of the top oil analysts in NY. The fall is associated with the continued growth of crude mining in the United States. [Full Article...]

UP, Bihar bypolls on March 11

UP, Bihar bypolls on March 11 Dinesh Sharma is the other deputy CM. There is speculation that BSP supremo and Dalit leader Mayawati could be persuaded by a combined Opposition in Uttar Pradesh to contest the Phulpur by poll. All these seats will witness polling on March 11 while the results will be declared on March 14. While Atique Ahmed of the Samajwadi Party and Kapil Muni Karwariya of the Bahujan Samaj Party won from P... [Full Article...]

Korean unity, historic handshake as Winter Olympics 2018 get underway

Korean unity, historic handshake as Winter Olympics 2018 get underway Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shook hands and spoke briefly with North Korea's ceremonial head of state at a reception before the opening ceremony, according to South Korean officials. She has a chance to beat her countryman, biathlete Ole Einar Bjørndalen , for the title of most decorated Winter Olympic athlete in the history of the games. [Full Article...]

Russia Arrests Nuclear Scientists Who Used a Supercomputer to Mine Bitcoin

Russia Arrests Nuclear Scientists Who Used a Supercomputer to Mine Bitcoin The supercomputer was not supposed to be connected to the internet - to prevent misuse - and once the scientists got online, the nuclear center's security department was alerted. According to the Russian news service Mash, someone at the Institute attempted to connect the supercomputer to the Internet, and that attempt was detected by the FSB, launching an investigation. [Full Article...]

Iran Athletes Demand Apology from Samsung Over Olympic Snub

Iran Athletes Demand Apology from Samsung Over Olympic Snub Kim Yo Jong is scheduled to meet with President Moon on Saturday. Attending the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang , Vice President Mike Pence had harsh words for North Korea's show of military strength prior to the opening ceremonies, slamming the military parade less than 24 hours after heaping praise on President Donald Trump's desire to have his own military showcase. [Full Article...]


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