Monthly Archives: November, 2018

Trump judicial nominees stall on Hill, as Flake digs in over Mueller plan

Confirmation proceedings for President Trump’s judicial nominees have partially stalled on Capitol Hill, as outgoing Arizona GOP Sen. Jeff Flake is standing firm in his vow to oppose all Trump nominations until the Senate votes on legislation to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe.

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One-third of migrants in caravan are being treated for health issues, Tijuana health official says

All the more reason to keep them out. They aren’t vaccinated. Thursday  Tijuana’s Health Department warned that migrants who came with the caravan are suffering from respiratory infections, tuberculosis, chickenpox and other serious health issues.

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Amazon hit for ‘dehumanizing’ and ‘deadly’ employment practices by labor union amid New York expansion

A labor union in New York blasted Amazon for “deadly” and “dehumanizing” employment practices in a scathing report published Wednesday as the tech giant’s plan to build a New York campus draws increased scrutiny.

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CNN commentator accused of dog-whistling for Israel’s elimination in well-received UN speech

Wednesday a CNN commentator lambasted Israel in a U.N. speech that drew applause from diplomats while calling for a “free Palestine from the river to the sea” — language critics describe as a dog whistle advocating the elimination of Israel.

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Trump Ponders Tariffs on Car Imports Due to GM Plant Closings

President Donald Trump has appeared to suggest on Twitter that he is considering new tariffs on car imports in response to General Motors’ decision to close down U.S. factories and fire workers.

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Economy could shrink 8% in no-deal Brexit – Bank

The Bank of England has warned that no deal Brexit would send the pound plunging and trigger a worse recession than the financial crisis. It said the UK economy could shrink by 8% in the immediate aftermath if there was no transition period, while house prices could fall by almost a third.

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Departing Broward election official Brenda Snipes stands to receive $130G in pensions

Reports say that Brenda Snipes, the elections supervisor for Broward County, Fla., who resigned after coming under scrutiny for the way her office handled vote counting during the Nov. 6 election, will receive nearly $130,000 in annual pensions once she leaves office in January.

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Ivanka Trump: Email controversy bears ‘no equivalency’ to Hillary Clinton’s

Tuesday Ivanka Trump brushed off the controversy over her use of a private email account in an interview arguing that her circumstances are significantly different from the email scandal that dogged former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

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House Tax, IRS Package Released to Resolve Issues Before Dems Take Control

Monday night, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, reportedly released a tax and IRS package to resolve a host of issues while Republicans still control both chambers of Congress.

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Trump says May’s Brexit plan could hurt UK-US trade deal

Donald Trump has suggested Theresa May’s Brexit agreement could threaten a US-UK trade deal. The US president told reporters the withdrawal agreement “sounds like a great deal for the EU” and meant the UK might not be able to trade with the US.

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