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Russian Federation sanctions bill exposes Trump's legislative tug of war

Russian Federation sanctions bill exposes Trump's legislative tug of war The Senate voted decisively on Thursday to approve the new package of financial sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea two days after the House pushed the measure through by an overwhelming margin. With near unanimous support in both chambers of Congress, this legislation sends a strong signal to Iran, Russia and North Korea that U.S. will stand firm and united in the face of their d... [Full Article...]

US sanctions Bill targets Russia, Iran and North Korea

US sanctions Bill targets Russia, Iran and North Korea The bill raised the threshold for when US firms would be prohibited from being part of energy projects that also included Russian businesses. President Vladimir Putin on Sunday said the United States would have to cut 755 diplomatic staff in Russian Federation and warned of a prolonged gridlock in its ties after the US Congress backed new sanctions against the Kremlin. [Full Article...]

Police chiefs association refutes Trump's speech that endorsed officer brutality

Police chiefs association refutes Trump's speech that endorsed officer brutality Today, the Justice Department estimates roughly 30,000 members worldwide and more than 10,000 in the U.S., a number that has held steady for some years but that the department believes is trending upward. Canterbury said over the weekend. The post continued and stated, "The President's remarks today have set modern policing back and erased a lot of the strides we have made to build trust in our ... [Full Article...]

Here's How John Kelly Fits As Trump's New Chief Of Staff

Here's How John Kelly Fits As Trump's New Chief Of Staff Kelly will begin his new role on Monday, according to a White House spokesman. President Donald Trump has picked the retired Marine general to replace Reince Priebus as his chief of staff. While it's hard to imagine how Trump could be "more Trumpian" than he has been in the first six months in the White House, you can bet that is exactly what he plans to be going forward. [Full Article...]

Trump praises police violence to audience of laughing cops

Trump praises police violence to audience of laughing cops The way you put your hand - like, don't hit their head, and they've just killed somebody? He also appears to have a spiritual ally in the president, who flew to Long Island on Friday to stir up some good old-fashioned suburban panic over a mostly Salvadorian street gang known as MS-13. [Full Article...]

Trump To Republican Senators: 'Don't Give Up'

Trump To Republican Senators: 'Don't Give Up' And shortly after that, Trump posted : "If the Senate Democrats ever got the chance, they would switch to a 51 majority vote in first minute". In an impromptu press conference held Thursday evening, Sen. They opened a House GOP meeting by playing "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald", a ballad about the 1975 sinking of a freighter in Lake Superior. It's that simple", he said, adding: "Everythi... [Full Article...]

Republican hopes shattered as Obamacare repeal fails

Republican hopes shattered as Obamacare repeal fails John McCain as a hero for his vote against the Senate GOP repeal plan, calling it it an "amazing moment" - one he hopes will be "a turning point where the Senate turned back from it's partisanship and started to work together". Once used rarely and memorably (as when a senator spoke and sang for 15 hours to block a vote in 1992), the filibuster has become an nearly routine tactic for minority... [Full Article...]

Star Opinion: McCain was right to torpedo GOP's health-care bill

Star Opinion: McCain was right to torpedo GOP's health-care bill This is due to the vote happening under "Reconciliation", which is used to pass through matters of the budget with expediency, as it precludes the use of the filibuster and allows for only 20 hours worth of debate. The administration has previously floated the idea to halt subsidies that help insurers offset health care costs for low-income Americans, called a cost-sharing reduction. [Full Article...]

Kerala governor summons CM Pinarayi Vijayan, DGP

Kerala governor summons CM Pinarayi Vijayan, DGP On Saturday night, a RSS karyavahak was brutally murdered outside his house and on Thursday night there was a series of clashes between CPM and BJP cadres, raising apprehensions among the public that the state capital was in danger of going the Kannur way. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump Encourages Police To "Not Be So Nice" When Arresting Suspects

Donald Trump Encourages Police To Journalists immediately said that the joke was an open endorsement of police brutality. The president's remark was denounced by police officials and organizations, including the International Association of Chiefs of Police , the Police Foundation and Steve Soboroff, one of the civilian commissioners who oversees the Los Angeles Police Department. [Full Article...]

Cong parades its MLAs, alleges BJP poaching bid

Cong parades its MLAs, alleges BJP poaching bid He dismissed reports that the Congress MLAs were being forced to part with their mobile phones and live in semi-captivity in Bengaluru . The Gujarat Congress addressed the media on Sunday, parading its 44 MLAs from the state, in an attempt to put an end to speculations about internal rifts within the party. [Full Article...]

SP, 1 BSP members quit UP Council; the parties blame BJP

SP, 1 BSP members quit UP Council; the parties blame BJP It was a special Sunday for BJP worker Sonu Yadav as his party president Amit Shah and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath visited his residence to have lunch. Observers say that there may be a repeat of what happened in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday. In the state capital, party workers took out a protest march that converged at the GPO square where leaders submitted a memorandum addres... [Full Article...]

Twitter apparently appropriate platform for military policy updates

Twitter apparently appropriate platform for military policy updates It remains to be seen whether the administration will decide to discharge all trans service members, as the Pentagon stated Thursday that it would wait for official White House policy before moving forward, leaving trans people currently serving in place for now. [Full Article...]

Longmont police officer helps 4-year-old girl search for monsters

Longmont police officer helps 4-year-old girl search for monsters A 4-year-old girl who just moved into a new home in Longmont with her family asked a police officer if he'd help her check the house for monsters, and he delivered. "And then they ended up going in the front yard to make sure there was no monster activity in the front yard", Megan added. "Like you are doing a real hunt, like a ghost hunt", Sidney said. [Full Article...]

Police group: Officers will treat suspects 'with dignity and respect'

Police group: Officers will treat suspects 'with dignity and respect' As one might expect, Human rights groups and other activists immediately condemned Trump's apparent endorsement of police brutality. "Please don't be too nice". The president told law enforcement to not be "too nice" when dealing with handcuffed suspects. Eric Kowalczyk, who served as the Baltimore Police Department's spokesman during the unrest that followed Gray's death, called the president... [Full Article...]

Caratini connects on 1st career HR, Cubs beat Brewers

Caratini connects on 1st career HR, Cubs beat Brewers The Cubs broke through against Davies with four consecutive two-out hits in the sixth inning. That long ball was the first of his major league career. That has been the theme of the second half so far, even as a Cubs starter lost a game for the first time since the break. If a tough night is two runs over six innings, the Cubs will take it every time. [Full Article...]

Somalia militants claim 39 AU troops killed in ambush

Somalia militants claim 39 AU troops killed in ambush Ali Nur Mohamed, lower Shabelle region's deputy commissioner, told reporters that heavily armed al-Shabaab militants attacked an African Union peace keeping mission and Somali military convoy near Golweyn village, located 140 kilometers (86 miles) from Mogadishu . [Full Article...]

Trump appears to advocate rough police treatment of suspects

Trump appears to advocate rough police treatment of suspects Following President Trump's applause line about roughing up more prisoners, during a speech delivered to Long Island police yesterday, the Suffolk County Police Department and other police organizations are attempting to distance themselves from the presidential call for more police brutality. [Full Article...]

Gainesville police reject President's Trumps remarks about treatment of suspects

Gainesville police reject President's Trumps remarks about treatment of suspects But his speech generated controversy, with some law enforcement groups seeking to distance themselves from some of his comments about police interactions with criminal suspects. He told officers not to worry about injuring people while arresting them. The statement did not mention Mr. Trump. This is the bedrock principle behind the concepts of procedural justice and police legitimacy'. [Full Article...]

Russia Vows Further Retaliation if US Moves Forward With Sanctions

Russia Vows Further Retaliation if US Moves Forward With Sanctions The bill gives Congress new powers to block Trump from easing sanctions against Moscow. The measures were passed by a vote of 98-2 and include sanctions against Russian officials in retaliation for their alleged interference in the 2016 presidential election. [Full Article...]


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