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'A Day Without Immigrants' Protest Underway in Los Angeles
- February 16, 2017

A number of restaurants and other businesses across D.C. and the nation are closed or operating on restrictions today as part of the " Day Without Immigrants ". "We might lose a day of work but we will win so much more". The plan for the national "strike" spread over social media with #DayWithoutImmigrants trending on Twitter across the US early Thursday. (more...)
Donald Trump brags about electoral college victory while answering question on anti-Semitism Donald Trump brags about electoral college victory while answering question on anti-Semitism
- February 16, 2017

Trump offered a rather circuitous reply starting with a non sequitur - but one reporters have grown accustomed to - about the size of his Electoral College victory and the "tremendous enthusiasm" his campaign had generated. Did Trump just acknowledge he won the election only because we have a "very divided nation"? "As far as people, Jewish people: So many friends, a daughter who happens to be here right now, a son-in-law and three attractive grandchildren", the president said, referring ... (more...)
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie Blasts Phillies & 'Bitter' Fans, Says They 'Suck' New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie Blasts Phillies & 'Bitter' Fans, Says They 'Suck'
- February 16, 2017

That "angry, bitter" group of fans includes the southern half of Christie's state , but he wasn't getting re-elected anyway so he might as well burn that bridge. Well, perhaps in continuing a bid to replace legendary radio host Mike Francesa on WFAN, Christie is continuing to fire shots at the Philly sports fan. (more...)
Trump says it's smart to get along with Russian Federation
- February 16, 2017

Since the beginning of Trump's electoral program, the new American President of the U.S. supported the "normalization of relations with Russian Federation, with China, the cessation of military actions and the fight against terrorism". "Go buy it today everybody, you can find it online". It has been very careful not to say or do anything that would jeopardise any overture from the new administration. (more...)
Death of Kim Jong Un's half-brother raises many questions
- February 16, 2017

Kim Jong Nam, the 45-year-old half-brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, appeared to be fine at first, but he then walked toward a restroom before turning back in agony to a reception desk to seek help, NST said. The government source said the woman whose documents showed the Vietnamese name of Doan Thi Huong told police that the group split up after the incident and had not seen each other since. (more...)
Top Senate Republican Blunt says Congress should probe Flynn situation Top Senate Republican Blunt says Congress should probe Flynn situation
- February 16, 2017

Trump's White House is reeling from scandals related to his campaign's communications with Russian officials, which the president has dismissed as "nonsense" and part of a media conspiracy against him. today on this point". "It's what's behind that change in policy", said California Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House intelligence committee, one of the congressional bodies investigating. (more...)
More muck-raking: Shiv Sena digs up 16-year-old corruption case More muck-raking: Shiv Sena digs up 16-year-old corruption case
- February 16, 2017

In Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis' Cabinet there are 12 corrupt ministers. Furthermore, BJP MP Kirit Somaiya asked what is the relation between Uddhav Thackeray and seven companies. However, the chief minister denied all such allegations, saying the report was quashed by both the high court and the Supreme Court. When Fadnavis compared Mumbai to Patna recently, Sena leader Sanjay Raut had said that the law and order situation in Nagpur was as bad as the worst in India. (more...)
State Supreme Court rules against florist in gay wedding case
- February 16, 2017

Stutzman said that providing the service would be a violation of her faith. The government argued that since the shop's sold flowers to opposite sex-couples getting married, she must provide the same service for gay couples. Elizabeth Gill, staff attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union, which represented the gay couple, said religious liberty can not be used as a pretext for discrimination. (more...)
Trump falsely claims biggest electoral win since Reagan
- February 16, 2017

Trump did, however, beat out George W. Bush, who got 271 electoral votes in 2000 and 286 in 2004 . Former President Bill Clinton earned 370 electoral votes and 379 votes respectively in 1992 and 1996. During his screed, Trump managed to mention, apropos of nothing, his 306 Electoral College votes as "the biggest Electoral College win since Ronald Reagan". (more...)
New executive order next week to 'protect our country' New executive order next week to 'protect our country'
- February 16, 2017

Court of Appeals for the 9 Circuit. "Once the president's signature is on that, that's a legal document that we would never change", assistant Jim Hemphill said to the newspaper. Mr. Trump exulted in large crowds assembled at cavernous venues throughout his 2016 bid, and spent the first days of his presidency quibbling over how many Americans attended his inauguration. (more...)
Austria sues Airbus for €1.1 billion over fraudulent Eurofighter deal
- February 16, 2017

Airbus said it denied the accusations vigorously. "We will file a lawsuit against Airbus", defence ministry spokesman Michael Bauer told AFP. This should have been charged separately, it said, and means it is suing for at least 183.4 million euros. (more...)
Trump hails 'unbreakable' U.S. bond with ally Israel Trump hails 'unbreakable' U.S. bond with ally Israel
- February 16, 2017

Trump, to his credit, responded to the reporter's question with words . Palestinian leaders and the worldwide community have long favoured the establishment of an independent Palestinian state as the preferred way to peace in the region. (more...)
Cyprus peace talks on edge of collapse Cyprus peace talks on edge of collapse
- February 16, 2017

The talks aim to end the division of the island, for decades a source of tension between North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies Greece and Turkey and an obstacle to Turkey's bid to join the European Union. Akinci said Anastasiades had behaved impulsively in the past. "Enosis" has always been a deep source of resentment among Turkish Cypriots, and was the cause of inter-communal clashes in the 1960s shortly after the island gained independence from Britain. (more...)
Federal Bureau of Investigation arrests man planning attacks in Myrtle Beach
- February 16, 2017

Roof faces the death penalty for killing nine black worshippers in a Charleston church. The man is a recently released ex-convict that built bonds with groups tied to white supremacist ideologies as he served his prison sentences for various offenses. (more...)
Trump attacks 'dishonest' media in first solo press conference
- February 16, 2017

Trump continued, "The media is going through what they have to go through to often times distort, not all the time, and some of it is fantastic". He then blasted today's Wall Street Journal report as "almost as disgraceful as the failing New York Times ". (more...)
Freedom Caucus endorses Mark Sanford's Obamacare replacement
- February 16, 2017

Still, the document circulated Thursday shows progress, with lawmakers getting down to the brass tacks of what an ObamaCare replacement will look like. Yet by taking this more deliberative approach, the Republicans have begun to lose momentum - giving their opponents more opportunity to galvanize public opinion against the GOP approach. (more...)
Trudeau praises Ceta as 'blueprint' for trade deals
- February 16, 2017

While Scotch already benefits from zero tariffs, the CETA deal would reduce barriers to entry for producers, cutting trading restrictions, boosting intellectual property rights for European Union products in Canada, and removing the "market distorting impact" of the Canadian liquor boards, the SWA says. (more...)
Okmulgee Body May Be Linked To Colorado Missing Persons Case Okmulgee Body May Be Linked To Colorado Missing Persons Case
- February 16, 2017

Boulder Police say Adam Densmore, who is the child's father, was taken to custody by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol for allegedly violating a custody order. The infant is now with Oklahoma Child Protective Services. According to KDVR, Boulder police have been in contact with authorities in Okmulgee. The relative said that she had been told by another relative Densmore called his parents shortly before being apprehended in Oklahoma and said he was returning to Colorado but did not have a phone ... (more...)
Trump Scrambles To Take Tough Stance On Russia Over Crimea
- February 16, 2017

Republican Senator John McCain has called on US President Donald Trump to provide Ukraine with lethal weapons. Trump was picking up an attack - blaming Obama for the loss of Crimea - floated by White House press secretary Sean Spicer , as he faced questions about why National Security Advisor Mike Flynn hadn't been fired sooner after his contacts with Russia's ambassador to the US were first revealed. (more...)
Memphians take part in Day Without an Immigrant protest
- February 16, 2017

They asked for his support and got it. Dziupla, a Polish restaurant in Williamsburg, said it will close as well. "We spoke with them, they thought it's good for solidarity with the others to not work", he tells member station WAMU . (more...)