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Tina Smith joins a busy Congress, stepping in for embattled Al Franken

Tina Smith joins a busy Congress, stepping in for embattled Al Franken Only two Senate Republicans also have black chiefs of staff: Sens. "I'd like to extend a particular welcome to our two new senators who were just sworn in", Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellGOP strategist donates to Alabama Democrat McConnell names Senate GOP tax conferees Brent Budowsky: A plea to Alabama voters MORE (R-Ky.) said later from the Se... [Full Article...]

Pakistan may block US Troops' supply path to Afghanistan

Pakistan may block US Troops' supply path to Afghanistan They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. Lodhi said this in response to Haley's comments during a news conference, wherein the U.S. The Trump administration's strategy for ending the war in Afghanistan and defeating terror groups in the region faces its first major test in its confrontation with Pakistan. [Full Article...]

A Trump Interview With Robert Mueller Would Follow Presidential Tradition

A Trump Interview With Robert Mueller Would Follow Presidential Tradition Ken Starr , the infamous independent counsel who investigated President Bill Clinton , appeared on CNN Monday morning to discuss Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Donald Trump . Sources within the OSC say Muller most likely will not agree to any witness, even the president, being allowed to give written answers to questions to avoid a face-to-face meeting. [Full Article...]

Illinois congressman lauds Trump's appearance at Farm Bureau convention

Illinois congressman lauds Trump's appearance at Farm Bureau convention Trump also described the impact of the federal tax-reform legislation he signed late a year ago, saying that most of its benefits would go to "working families, small businesses and the family farmer". On environmental regulations, President Trump said: "My administration is in the process of rolling back a rule that hit our farmers and ranchers very, very hard - the bad Waters of the Unite... [Full Article...]

Rain + Cold = Ice is the equation for this weekend

Rain + Cold = Ice is the equation for this weekend There are still a lot of factors into when we make the change over to snow. - After a brief respite from one of the most brutal cold-spells in Chicago history, the bitter cold, freezing rain, sleet and snow are coming back. The weather front is expected to move out Friday, but a second wave of cold air will follow it, leading to a cold weekend. As South Mississippi awaits warmer temperatures... [Full Article...]

Trump Administration Changes Tune, Says No Oil Drilling Off Florida Coast

Trump Administration Changes Tune, Says No Oil Drilling Off Florida Coast It is something that will affect every coastal state, with the exception of Florida. "Nothing is sacred", Markey told reporters from the Kennedy Federal Building. Northam called on the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to hold public hearings in Hampton Roads and on the Eastern Shore. In statements issued Friday, U.S. [Full Article...]

Refresh your iPhone Battery with Apple for just $29

Refresh your iPhone Battery with Apple for just $29 To date, 15 class action lawsuits have been filed against Apple alleging misrepresentation, breach of good faith, and deceptive business practices. Come on Apple , you need to do much better in 2018. Ever since Apple revealed that it has been purposely capping CPU performance on older iPhones to compliment the battery health, many iPhone users with older models have started worryi... [Full Article...]

Ford Edge ST arrives with 335 horsepower

Ford Edge ST arrives with 335 horsepower Of course, those cars all fall short of the eminent "ST" designation on performance, which the 2019 Ford Edge ST has very little risk of doing. "We sold over 140,000 Edges past year, a fair portion of those were Edge Sports, but this really takes that to another level", Nair said. [Full Article...]

Cannabis Control Commission meets after change in federal marijuana practices

Cannabis Control Commission meets after change in federal marijuana practices Steven Hoffman, the chairman of the Cannabis Control Commission, said this threat has not changed anything and MA will be moving forward. State officials, including the Cannabis Control Commission, have said they plan on moving forward with developing regulations for recreational use ahead of a July deadline. [Full Article...]

Amazon Alexa Coming to Toyota Vehicles

Amazon Alexa Coming to Toyota Vehicles In the following few months, expect Alexa to feature on smart displays including Sony , LG, Lenovo, and JBL, the Google VP of engineering for Alexa Scott Huffman said in a blog post. More than 5 billion consumer devices supporting digital assistants will be in use in 2018, with nearly 3 billion more added by 2021, according to IHS Markit. [Full Article...]

In a first, 4 Supreme Court judges address media on judicial corruption

In a first, 4 Supreme Court judges address media on judicial corruption The thing was done, but in a way, that it raises doubt on the integrity of the institution. Tension has been brewing among the judiciary since November a year ago. "For the survival of a democracy , it is said... the hallmark of a democracy is independent and impartial judges. Family disputes are never taken to the streets", Hegde told the Press Trust of India news agency. [Full Article...]

White House denies FISA confusion

White House denies FISA confusion Trump's second tweet referred to claims by some congressional Republicans that Obama administration officials may have improperly "unmasked" the names of Americans - perhaps including some of Trump's own associates - whose conversations or names were incidentally picked up in foreign surveillance. [Full Article...]

Republican US Representative Issa of California to retire: statement

Republican US Representative Issa of California to retire: statement Democrats had made defeating Issa one of their top priorities for 2018. His decision not to seek another term makes him the second swing-district California Republican to retire in the past week. Just last month, Issa was one of only a few Republicans who voted against the party's tax plan, doing so, he said, out of concern that the bill's changes to popular individual tax deductions would h... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump likely to meet Macron in Davos: White House

Donald Trump likely to meet Macron in Davos: White House U.S President, Donald Trump , wants to amend the deal or withdraw from it, the BBC reports . However, against the backdrop of recent protests in Iran, this binary focus overlooks a third, more insidious path the Trump administration may pursue. [Full Article...]

Iran protest: death toll rises to 21 By

Iran protest: death toll rises to 21 By At least 21 people have been killed and 450 arrested in protests that have spread from Tehran to cities throughout the Muslim nation, the semi-official ILNA news agency reported . Mass demonstrations - referred to as the Green Movement - were held by millions of opposition supporters against the disputed election victory of incumbent president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad . [Full Article...]

Winter Olympics shall not violate sanctions on N Korea

Winter Olympics shall not violate sanctions on N Korea Ri added that Pyongyang's nuclear programme was not an issue between the North and South. North Korea agreed Tuesday to send a delegation to next month's Winter Olympics , which are set to begin next month in Pyeongchang, South Korea . [Full Article...]

Putin Says North Korean Leader Is 'Shrewd, Mature Politician'

Putin Says North Korean Leader Is 'Shrewd, Mature Politician' ICBM tests would be an irritant and a propaganda opportunity for North Korea , but by themselves they should not derail talks or the prospects for reducing tensions", said Joseph Cirincione, president of the San Francisco-based Ploughshares Fund, which seeks to reduce nuclear weapon stockpiles. [Full Article...]

Juncker seeks bigger European Union budget after Brexit

Juncker seeks bigger European Union budget after Brexit While Barnier offered a glimmer of hope that some United Kingdom rules could be judged equivalent to European Union regulations, he said there's no chance the British financial sector will be granted the status of "generalized equivalence" of standards, which would allow companies to continue operating relatively freely. [Full Article...]

LePage praises new path for work requirements for Medicaid

LePage praises new path for work requirements for Medicaid Sununu said Thursday that work requirements offer opportunities to lifting individuals out of poverty and empower them with the dignity of work and self-reliability while also allowing states to control the costs of their Medicaid programs . [Full Article...]

Rescuers resume work as 17 confirmed dead in California mudslides

Rescuers resume work as 17 confirmed dead in California mudslides A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew from San Diego helped rescue a family of five and two dogs from the roof of a home in the mudslide's path in Montecito . "This means that flooding and debris flows are imminent or occurring in these areas", Santa Barbara County officials announced . People driving up from Southern California were being asked to use the 5 Freeway. [Full Article...]


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