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Pelosi Plans To Bring Illegals To Trump's State Of The Union


But Cook and Mackowiak expect many of those priorities to line up with the concerns of Texans, even if not everyone agrees with the direction to which the president will point. President George Washington delivered the first address in 1790, which also happened to be the shortest ever with just 1,089 words. Since then, though, the tone of Trump's speeches has waned, with a year full of squabbles and backbiting. Read More »

Trump ban on refugees from 'high-risk' countries partially lifted


Senior administration officials said Monday that admissions will resume with added security screenings, including more in-depth interviews. Although the barred nations have not been officially named, refugee groups say Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Mali, North Korea, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria and Yemen have all seen the effects of the ban. Read More »

Senate Fails to Pass 20-Week Abortion Ban


Almost six in 10 Republicans supported the ban , while almost six in 10 Democrats opposed it - a notable partisan divide. The vote was not strictly along partisan lines as three Democrats up for reelection in 2018 from states Trump carried in 2016-Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Joe Donnelly of in, and Bob Casey of Pennsylvania-voted for the ban, while two Republicans-Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine-voted against it. Read More »

Ireland to hold referendum in May on easing abortion ban


Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said a referendum will be held in late May. That followed recommendations from members of Ireland's Citizens' Assembly to liberalise the law on terminations. Speaking ahead of the Cabinet meeting, Health Minister Harris said he would outline proposals for a potential law change that he would put before the Dail in the event of the Eighth Amendment being repealed. Read More »

Trump blasts European Union trade policies, hints at retaliation


But this morning a European Commission spokesperson hit back, warning that "restrictive trade measures from the United States" would face a robust response. But Europe warned of a "robust response" if there were a trade war. A commission spokesman told a news conference that the European Union did not view trade as a zero-sum game. Read More »

Senators make appeal to Trump on NAFTA


Lighthizer is unsatisfied with Canadian proposals aimed at breaking a logjam on autos , and levelled multiple complaints about Canadian behaviour, including a wide-ranging complaint to the World Trade Organization he described as a "massive attack" on the American trading system. Read More »

MSNBC's Mitchell: Nunes Has Turned House Intel Panel 'Into a Joke'

Ruhle pressed on, asking if Nunes had formally announced that he was again leading the House Intelligence Committee investigation into Trump campaign ties to Russian Federation. If the Committee votes to make the memo public, Shah said , "We're going to have a whole national security review and look at this document and then make a determination". Read More »

Pakistan condemns terrorist attack on army camp in Kabul

What reason does the Taliban give for recent attacks: The Taliban say they are responding a new strategy by the United States administration under President Donald Trump . Earlier, Kabul resident Mohammad Ehsan said the explosions began at around 5:00am (local time) and lasted for at least an hour. The German dpa news agency quoted an Afghan military officer who lives in the area as saying he heard 11 explosions as the attack began. Read More »

Bruno Mars wins best album, song at 2018 Grammy Awards


Kendrick Lamar , right, performs at the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, in NY. Lauryn Hill's "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" won the album of the year Grammy in 1999, and Outkast's "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" won in 2004. Read More »

King holds talks with German president


During bilateral meeting attended by Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah and wife of the German president, followed by expanded talks attended by senior officials from both sides, the King and the German president discussed means to forge closer cooperation between the two countries, mainly in the economic, tourism, development, military, security and information technology fields. Read More »

United Nations workers in Gaza protest Trump's aid cuts


Jerusalem is the capital of the jewish people since the time of King David. In Egypt, Pence was received warmly by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who addressed him as a "dear guest" and said the visit "speaks volumes" about Egypt's relations with the Trump administration. Read More »

Boy handcuffed after allegedly attacking teacher at school


Alvarez's son, who was not identified, appeared calm throughout the footage shared by the Miami Herald . "I said, 'why?' said Rolando Fuentes , the boy's father". The parents think their son was being bullied at the school and that he was not strong enough to knock down his teacher. He was held via the Florida Mental Health Act or Baker Act and put in a hospital for a psychiatric assessment before he was discharged, el Nuevo Herald reports. Read More »

Egypt's Abdel Fattah el-Sissi faces surprise challenger in March election


An Egyptian politician emerged just ahead of a deadline on Monday as the sole challenger to President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in an election in March the incumbent is set to win after other candidates withdrew citing repression. The electoral commission has since closed the nominations and will announce the final list of presidential candidates on Wednesday as per the electoral schedule. Read More »

Some Lawmakers Are Weighing Legislative Protection For Robert Mueller


That's where they're moving forward. Either way, he and Trump's other attorneys encouraged the president to keep Mueller in place. Ted Cruz's "New York values" slight against Trump during the Republican presidential primary. A second, sponsored by Graham and Sen. "You have to judge a person on the outcome, and in this case, Donald Trump has done nothing but cooperate with the special counsel". Read More »

US FBI No. 2 official McCabe steps down amid Trump criticism


Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the White House played no role in his resignation. The question is also reportedly of interest to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into alleged collusion between Trump's former campaign and Russian Federation to win the White House. Read More »

Trump Boasts The Ice Caps Are 'Setting Records.' But It's For Melting

We were in a awful deal", Trump said. "I would love to, but it's got to be a good deal for the United States". He had previously said that the Paris agreement was unfair to the United States as it imposed penalties and hurt U.S. I believe in clean air . In excerpts released earlier by ITV, the president apologized for retweeting videos made by a British far-right group and said he looked forward to visiting Britain, where he has been invited to make a state visit hosted by Queen Elizabeth ... Read More »

Kovind hopes for passage of triple talaq bill


Terming the budget session important, the Prime Minister said, "The world is optimistic about India". "In the previous session, we had hoped for the passage of Triple Talaq Bill, so that the Muslim women get their rights". Asked if the Bill would come up during the first part of the session, he replied in the affirmative, adding that it was listed in the business of the House. Read More »

Syrian opposition boycotting Russia-led peace talks


The UN special envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, arrived in Sochi, Russia, via a regular flight from Moscow on Monday to attend the Syrian Congress of National Dialogue, TASS said. The Congress is taking place in Russia's Black Sea resort of Sochi on January 29-30. "Besides, the delegation of the Syrian Foreign Ministry headed by the [Syrian foreign] minister's adviser and comprising the directors of the ministry's relevant departments has been invited to the congress", the statement ... Read More »

Afghanistan raises demise toll from Kabul assault to 103

Ministry of Defence officials said the five militants, armed with rocket-propelled grenades and automatic rifles, attacked the outpost near the well-defended academy just before dawn. The assault follows an attack in October, in which 15 cadets were killed after a suicide bomber targeted their bus near the academy compound. The attack was claimed by the Taliban, a week after they claimed a deadly attack on the city's Intercontinental Hotel. Read More »

TODAY'S FORECAST: Mostly cloudy, high near 31


This story will be updated . Forecasters are monitoring a slight winter storm threat early Friday, according to the weather service. Today will be partly sunny with a high of 46 and a nighttime low of 28. Overnight conditions should be clear with a low of 29 degrees. Tonight: Cloudy, with a 60 percent chance of light snow, mainly after 2 a.m. And Sunday will see a 30 percent chance of snow with a high around 38. Read More »

Donald Trump says United Kingdom should take 'tougher stand' on Brexit

No, I wouldn't negotiate it the way it's [being] negotiated. In an interview with ITV's Piers Morgan, he said he would have taken "a different attitude" to the Brexit negotiations with the EU. "Would I go back in?" "Not that I know of", said Trump. Britain's finance minister Philip Hammond enraged members of his party last week for saying the UK's trade relations with the European Union would change only "very modestly" after Brexit. Read More »

Donald Trump Allegedly Tried To Discredit Potential FBI Witnesses

Donald Trump urged his aides to orchestrate a plan to discredit specific Federal Bureau of Investigation officials after learning that they were likely to testify against him in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing Russian Federation probe, according to an explosive new report by investigative reporter Murray Waas in Foreign Policy . Read More »