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    U.S. AND CHINA 'GETTING CLOSE' TO TRADE DEAL: WHITE HOUSE ECONOMIC ADVISER

    Nov 15, 2019

    The United States and China are getting close to a trade agreement, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Thursday, citing what he called very constructive talks with Beijing about ending a 16-month trade war. Kudlow said negotiators for the world’s two largest economies were in cl...

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    AUTOMAKERS EXPECT TRUMP WILL DELAY DECISION ON IMPOSING EU, JAPAN AUTO TARIFFS

    Nov 13, 2019

    Major automakers think U.S. President Donald Trump will again this week push back a self-imposed deadline on whether to put up to 25% tariffs on national security grounds on imported cars and parts from the European Union and Japan amid an ongoing trade war with China, five auto officials told Reute...

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    UK GOVERNMENT LOSES SUPREME COURT FIGHT OVER BEDROOM TAX

    Nov 13, 2019

    The supreme court has ruled against the UK government’s attempts to force the bedroom tax on 155 partners of people with severe disabilities, in a decision that will hamper ministerial attempts to water down human rights legislation.A unanimous judgment delivered by the court’s president...

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    MARKETS HOPE FOR POSITIVE SIGNS FROM TRUMP TRADE SPEECH

    Nov 12, 2019

    U.S. President Donald Trump is scheduled to discuss the country’s trade policy at the Economic Club of New York on Tuesday, and the markets are likely to hang on every word. Trump's lunchtime address at the club, which has hosted U.S. presidents including Woodrow Wilson and John F. Kennedy...

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    THE US SHALE REVOLUTION WON’T STALL DESPITE HEADWINDS, GLOBAL OIL EXPERTS SAY

    Nov 11, 2019

    U.S. shale oil production has shown some signs of moderation in recent months and production growth could be slowing, but experts told CNBC at Abu Dhabi’s influential oil & gas summit that the U.S. shale revolution won’t be stopped any time soon. The U.S. is expected to become a net ...

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    OIL PRICES RISE ABOVE $62 A BARREL ON HOPES FOR US-CHINA TRADE DEAL

    Nov 08, 2019

    Oil rose above $62 a barrel on Thursday after China hinted at progress towards a trade deal with the United States, raising hopes for an end to a long dispute that has weighed on economic growth and demand for fuel. China and the United States have agreed in the past two weeks to cancel tariffs in d...

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    DOLLAR STRENGTHENS VS YEN ON CHINESE MINISTRY COMMENTS

    Nov 07, 2019

    The dollar gained versus the yen on Thursday after comments from a Chinese commerce ministry spokesman about the terms of a possible trade deal prompted investors to dump perceived safe-havens such as the Japanese currency. The Chinese commerce ministry said that China and the U.S. must simultaneous...

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    IOWA OR GREECE? US-CHINA MEET VENUE BECOMES THE LATEST TRADE-DEAL ISSUE

    Nov 06, 2019

    The United States and China are working to narrow their differences enough to sign a "phase one" trade deal as early as this month, but suggestions for a signing venue range from Alaska to Greece. US President Donald Trump said he and Chinese President Xi Jinping could sign the agreement i...

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    OIL SLIPS AS CONCERNS OVER ECONOMIC DATA OFFSET TRADE DEAL OPTIMISM

    Nov 04, 2019

    Oil prices eased on Monday as traders took profit ahead of fresh European and U.S. economic data, despite hopes for some resolution to the U.S.-China trade row that has hurt global economic growth and crimped energy demand. Prices jumped about $2 a barrel on Friday after the world’s top two ec...

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    MICROSOFT AND AMAZON ARE AT THE CENTER OF AN ACLU LAWSUIT ON FACIAL RECOGNITION

    Nov 04, 2019

    The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is pressing forward with a lawsuit involving the facial recognition software offered by Amazon and Microsoft to government clients. The civil rights organization last week (Oct. 31) sued the US Justice Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), a...

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    U.S. SEC CONSIDERS RELAXING POST-CRISIS STRUCTURED MORTGAGE PRODUCT RULES

    Oct 31, 2019

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Wednesday said it was seeking feedback on whether disclosure rules were discouraging firms from issuing SEC-registered residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) as the Trump administration seeks to overhaul the U.S. housing finance market. The...

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    TRUMP RULE ON HEALTH INSURANCE LEAVES IMMIGRANTS, COMPANIES SCRAMBLING FOR ANSWERS

    Oct 31, 2019

    Nearly a decade after receiving U.S. citizenship, Guatemalan-born Mayra Lopez thought she had cleared all the hurdles for her parents to join her in the United States. Then on Oct. 4 U.S. President Donald Trump changed the rules she and others had been complying with: Trump signed a proclamation req...

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    U.S. ECONOMY LIKELY LOST FURTHER GROUND IN THIRD QUARTER

    Oct 30, 2019

    The U.S. economy likely slowed further in the third quarter, held back by a moderation in consumer spending and declining business investment, which could spur the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates again to keep the expansion on course. The Commerce Department’s snapshot of gross domestic ...

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    CONCERNED WHITE HOUSE OFFICIAL TOLD GOVERNMENT LAWYER OF TRUMP'S PUSH FOR UKRAINE TO PROBE BIDENS

    Oct 29, 2019

    A high-ranking White House national security official will tell congressional impeachment investigators on Tuesday that he was so alarmed about a call in which U.S. President Donald Trump pushed Ukraine’s leader to investigate former vice president Joe Biden that he reported it to a top govern...

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    U.S. TREASURY TEMPORARILY BLOCKS CREDITOR SEIZURE OF REFINER CITGO

    Oct 25, 2019

    The United States on Thursday temporarily blocked a creditor seizure of Citgo, a win for political leaders in Venezuela struggling to retain control over the U.S. refiner owned by the chaotic South American nation. Shares in Citgo, a subsidiary of Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA, were used as col...

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    VICE PRESIDENT PENCE TO WALK A TIGHTROPE IN CHINA SPEECH AMID TRADE DEAL HOPES

    Oct 24, 2019

    A year after the U.S. Vice President’s hawkish speech on China caused an uproar in Beijing, Mike Pence is expected to strike a gentler tone in a second policy address on the country Thursday, as hopes blossom for a partial trade deal with Beijing. Pence, who frequently takes a tough line on Ch...

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    ZUCKERBERG FACES GRILLING ON FACEBOOK'S AMBITIOUS DIGITAL CURRENCY PLANS

    Oct 23, 2019

    Facebook Inc (FB.O) chief executive Mark Zuckerberg will be grilled by lawmakers over the company’s plan to launch a digital currency and efforts to prevent foreign election interference when he appears before a Congressional panel on Wednesday. Libra, Facebook’s digital currency project...

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    FACEBOOK TRIES TO GET HOUSE IN ORDER AHEAD OF 2020 ELECTION

    Oct 22, 2019

    With the US presidential election barely a year away, Facebook is still working to get its house in order. Facebook said Monday that it is taking new steps to clearly identify state-run media for users and to better protect the accounts of political candidates and officials as part of a broader effo...

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    POMPEO SEEKS TO ASSURE ISRAEL US FOCUS STAYS ON IRAN "THREAT"

    Oct 18, 2019

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo underscored U.S.-Israeli efforts to counter Iran in talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday, in an apparent attempt to ease concerns in Israel that Tehran could exploit a U.S. military pullback in Syria. Pompeo and Netanyahu met in Jerusalem hours after ...

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    FIAT CHRYSLER FACES $79 MILLION U.S. PENALTY FOR FUEL ECONOMY SHORTFALL

    Oct 17, 2019

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV on Wednesday said it faces a $79 million U.S. civil penalty for failing to meet 2017 fuel economy requirements, as regulators reported more automakers were falling short of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions standards. The Italian-American automaker said the payment is not ex...

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    GOVERNMENT-OWNED TURKISH BANK HIT BY U.S. JUSTICE DEPARTMENT CHARGES

    Oct 16, 2019

    The U.S. Justice has charged a state-owned Turkish bank with fraud, money laundering, and sanctions offenses related to the bank's participation in a multibillion-dollar scheme to evade U.S. sanctions on Iran. Turkiye Halk Bankasi, commonly known as Halkbank is Turkey's seventh largest bank,...

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    U.S. HOUSE IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY INTO TRUMP TO QUESTION CAREER DIPLOMAT

    Oct 15, 2019

    The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives’ impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump turns on Tuesday to George Kent, a U.S. career diplomat who has spent much of his career fighting corruption in Ukraine and elsewhere. The probe is focused on a July 25 phone call in which Trum...

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    IN PLANNING FOR NEXT U.S. RECESSION, ECONOMISTS SAY, DON'T FRET ABOUT DEBT

    Oct 13, 2019

    Economists are divided about when the next U.S. recession will arrive, but they largely agree on this: the country will need to fight it with a massive fiscal program, and be ready to swallow deficits that may eclipse the trillion-dollar shortfall run by the Trump administration this year. Past disc...

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    THE U.S. GOVERNMENT NEEDS YOUR HELP TO DECIDE IF CAMERAS SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO REPLACE MIRRORS

    Oct 10, 2019

    The U.S. government is seeking input from the public so it can decide if cameras should be allowed to replace mirrors in our cars, like they are in other countries. Specifically, Bloomberg notes, the feds want research, because they’ve got a number of concerns about this whole camera-instead-o...

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    HOVERFLY SECURES $10M US GOVERNMENT CONTRACT FOR TETHERED DRONES

    Oct 09, 2019

    Hoverfly will deliver both the LiveSky Dismounted and LiveSky SkyBox configurations, as well as installation, training, and support services. Deliveries to the U.S. government under the new federal contract will begin in November 2019.Rob Topping, CEO of Hoverfly, said: “Hoverfly is honored to...

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    US SENATORS ASK FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO ADDRESS YOUTH VAPING

    Oct 06, 2019

    U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal says he's leading a group of a dozen senators in urging the federal government to do more to prevent young people from vaping. The Connecticut Democrat says the senators asked the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Friday to "take long overdue steps&qu...

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    MODERATE U.S. JOB GROWTH EXPECTED IN SEPTEMBER

    Oct 04, 2019

    U.S. job growth likely picked up in September, with wages increasing solidly, which could assuage financial market concerns that the slowing economy was teetering on the brink of a recession amid lingering trade tensions. The Labor Department’s closely watched monthly employment report on Frid...

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    TRUMP TO UNVEIL ORDER AIMING TO BOOST MEDICARE HEALTH PROGRAMME, WOO SENIORS

    Oct 03, 2019

    President Donald Trump will unveil an executive order on Thursday aimed at strengthening the Medicare health programme for seniors by seeking to improve its fiscal position and offer more affordable plan options, administration officials told Reuters. The order, which Trump will discuss during a vis...

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    U.S. HOUSE IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY TO INTENSIFY; TRUMP REMAINS DEFIANT

    Sep 30, 2019

    The House of Representatives impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump over his request that a foreign power investigate a domestic political rival is set to intensify this week with testimony due from witnesses concerning allegations made by a whistleblower within the U.S. intelligence commun...

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    NEW YORK JUDGE DISMISSES BLUE STATE SUIT OVER SALT TAX DEDUCTIONS

    Sep 30, 2019

    On Monday, a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by four states against the IRS, thwarting four blue states’ challenge against a new $10,000 cap on the deduction for state and local taxes, also known as SALT. Those states — New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Maryland — sued ...

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    U.S.-CHINA TRADE OPTIMISM LIFTS STOCKS, DOLLAR SHRUGS

    Sep 26, 2019

    Positive noises from China on U.S. trade talks lifted European stocks on Thursday and snuffed out a modest rally in safe-haven assets that had dominated in Asia. Europe’s main bourses had initially stuttered but muscled 0.5% higher when China said it was in close communication with Washington ...

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    TRUMP EPA SAYS CALIFORNIA MUST PROTECT WATER BETTER FROM HOMELESS WASTE

    Sep 26, 2019

    The Trump administration’s environmental regulator escalated its feud with California on Thursday, accusing the state of violating clean water laws by allowing human waste from homeless residents to enter waterways, according to a letter it sent to the state’s governor. The letter from T...

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    OIL FALLS FOR SECOND DAY AFTER TRUMP DOUSES TRADE TALK OPTIMISM

    Sep 25, 2019

    Oil prices fell on Wednesday for a second day on worries that fuel demand could fall after U.S. President Donald Trump doused recent optimism over China-U.S. trade talks and reignited concerns about global economic growth. Brent crude futures LCOc1 fell 52 cents to $62.58 a barrel by 0649 GMT, while...

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    TRUMP QUESTIONS MNUCHIN OVER REQUEST CHINESE DELAY US FARM TRIP

    Sep 24, 2019

    U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday questioned a decision by his top trade negotiators to ask Chinese officials to delay a planned trip to U.S. farming regions after trade talks last week, saying he wanted China to buy more American farm products. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told report...

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    TRUMP SAYS HE DISCUSSED BIDEN IN CALL WITH UKRAINIAN PRESIDENT

    Sep 23, 2019

    U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that he discussed Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden and his son in a call with Ukraine’s president. Trump’s statement to reporters about his July 25 call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky came as the Democratic leader of a key ...

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    HOUSE DEMOCRATS ASK IF TRUMP INTERFERED IN DOJ AUTOMAKER ANTITRUST PROBE

    Sep 20, 2019

    Two U.S. Democratic lawmakers on Thursday asked the White House to turn over documents that would show if President Donald Trump interfered or directed a Justice Department antitrust probe of four automakers that struck voluntary agreements with California to reduce tailpipe emissions, according to ...

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    NANCY PELOSI WELCOMES HONG KONG DEMOCRACY ACTIVISTS TO U.S. CAPITOL, SIGNALS SUPPORT OF CONGRESS TO THEIR CAUSE OVER 'COMMERCIAL INTERESTS'

    Sep 19, 2019

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday welcomed Hong Kong pro-democracy activists to the U.S. Capitol, sending a message to Beijing that Congress supports the protesters in their months-long campaign for human rights. Pelosi thanked the activists for “challenging the conscience,” not on...

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    FROM OIL SHOCKS TO FUNDING STRAINS, FED CONFRONTS NEW COMPLEXITIES

    Sep 18, 2019

    The Federal Reserve will conclude its latest policy meeting on Wednesday buffeted by conflicting economic data, under steady pressure from the White House for steep interest rate cuts, and confronted as well with an unexpected jump in overnight borrowing costs that may require action on its own. Des...

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    SAP SUCCESSFACTORS PERFORMANCE & GOALS SOLUTION CUSTOMERS SURPASS 5,000

    Sep 17, 2019

    Over 300 new clients chose the solution in the first half of 2019 to help keep their workforces passionate, performing and focused on the right objectives. These customers include Arrocera Los Corrales S.A. (ALCSA), CLAAS Group, Constructora EBCO S.A., Compartamos Banco and TÜV Rheinland Group....

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    SAP LAUNCHES NEW ACCELERATOR PROGRAM IN MUNICH

    Sep 16, 2019

    SAP.iO Foundry Munich is part of SAP’s innovation strategy and is designed to provide the startups with access to curated mentorship, exposure to SAP technology and application programmable interfaces (APIs), and opportunities to collaborate with SAP customers.The startups in the Munich cohort...

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    UNITED STATES TO PLEDGE NOT TO RAISE TARIFFS ON JAPANESE CARS: REPORT

    Sep 16, 2019

    The United States will agree not to raise tariffs or introduce curbs to import quotas on Japanese cars when the country’s leaders meet next week, the Tokyo Shimbun newspaper reported on Monday. The newspaper said the pledge would be part of a joint leaders’ statement on trade that is due...

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    US SEMICONDUCTOR INDUSTRY URGES TRUMP TO APPROVE HUAWEI LICENSES

    Sep 16, 2019

    The U.S. semiconductor industry urged President Donald Trump to ease the ban on sales to Chinese vendor Huawei through the approval of export licenses, according to Bloomberg. “We encourage prompt action to issue approvals for sales that do not implicate national security concerns, particularl...

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    OIL GAINS ON SIGNS OF THAW IN U.S.-CHINA TRADE WAR, INVENTORY FALL

    Sep 12, 2019

    Oil prices rose on Thursday, recouping some of the heavy losses in the previous session, on signs of easing trade tensions between Washington and Beijing and a fall in U.S. crude stockpiles to their lowest in nearly a year. Brent crude futures LCOc1 rose 23 cents, or 0.4%, to $61.04 a barrel by 0650...

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    ECONOMIC FEARS AND ‘MEDICARE FOR ALL’: HERE ARE THE BUSINESS ISSUES TO WATCH IN THE THIRD DEMOCRATIC DEBATE

    Sep 12, 2019

    For the 10 Democrats who have made it to the third presidential debate, the biggest target may still be President Donald Trump. But the candidates will likely also spend more time staking out their competing visions of the future of American industries, and the government’s role in shaping the...

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    SAP INTEGRATED DELIVERY FRAMEWORK EASES MOVE TO SAP S/4HANA FOR CUSTOMERS

    Sep 12, 2019

    SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced the continued momentum of its SAP Integrated Delivery Framework, which helps streamline the move to SAP S/4HANA for SAP customers on partner-led projects. With SAP Value Assurance service packages and SAP Model Company services acting as the foundation for the deli...

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    CHINA EXEMPTS SOME U.S. GOODS FROM RETALIATORY TARIFFS AS FRESH TALKS LOOM

    Sep 11, 2019

    China announced exemptions for 16 types of U.S. products from additional retaliatory duties, in a move that comes as trade negotiators from the two countries prepare to meet later this month to try and de-escalate their protracted tariff row. The exemptions will apply to U.S. goods including some an...

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    SAP AND CUSTOMERS INNOVATE NEW WAYS FOR INDUSTRY-SPECIFIC PARTS PLANNING

    Sep 10, 2019

    These are the result of SAP’s intelligent supply chain for assets customer initiative, which brought together SAP and more than 45 customers to co-innovate in this mission-critical area. The announcement was made at the North American Supply Chain Executive Summit in Chicago.“Every busin...

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    IN NORTH CAROLINA, THE LAST ELECTION OF 2018 IS ALSO THE FIRST ELECTION OF 2020

    Sep 10, 2019

    President Trump is betting that his political brand will help Republicans keep hold of a North Carolina U.S. House seat in a special election Tuesday. "To stop the far left you must vote in tomorrow's special election," Trump said at a campaign rally in Fayetteville, N.C. Monday night....

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    DEMS EYE PAYBACK AGAINST TRUMP’S IMMIGRATION TACTICS

    Sep 08, 2019

    Democrats say they’re no longer willing to throw cash to President Donald Trump for his border demands. But they still can’t escape making a deal with Trump — a scenario that could divide the caucus over exactly how far to take their fight against the president. Speaker Nancy Pelos...

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    SLOWER U.S. JOB GROWTH EXPECTED, BUT ENOUGH TO SUPPORT ECONOMY

    Sep 06, 2019

    U.S. job growth likely slowed further in August, but the pace of gains probably remains sufficient to keep the economy expanding moderately amid rising threats from trade tensions and weakness overseas that have left financial markets fearing a recession. The Labor Department’s closely watched...

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    U.S. HOUSE PANEL SUBPOENAS DHS OVER ALLEGED TRUMP PARDON OFFERS

    Sep 05, 2019

    The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee on Wednesday subpoenaed the Department of Homeland Security for documents that could shed light on President Donald Trump’s alleged offer of pardons to officials implementing U.S. immigration policy. The committee, which is c...

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    BIGTINCAN TAKES AIM AT REVENUE ENABLEMENT WITH ASDEQLABS ACQUISITION

    Sep 05, 2019

    Bigtincan (ASX:BTH), the leader in mobile, AI-powered sales enablement automation,  today announced the acquisition of AsdeqLabs, whose platform provides support for field-based employees and mobile service capabilities, helping to usher in the next evolution of service enablement and customer ...

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    DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES VIE FOR CLIMATE MANTLE DURING MARATHON FORUM

    Sep 04, 2019

    Ten U.S. Democratic presidential contenders will tout their plans to tackle climate change on Wednesday night in a marathon series of CNN forums likely to pit moderates like Joe Biden against progressives like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. Republican President Donald Trump rejects mainstream ...

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    U.S. AND POLAND URGE TOUGHER CHECKS ON FOREIGN INFLUENCE OVER 5G NETWORKS

    Sep 02, 2019

    The United States and Poland believe suppliers of 5G network equipment should be rigorously evaluated for foreign government control, a joint declaration signed on Monday said, as Washington pressures allies to exclude China from 5G networks. Chinese telecoms giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd has den...

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    TRUMP LAUNCHES US SPACE COMMAND TO ADDRESS NEW THREATS

    Aug 30, 2019

    US President Donald Trump announced the official establishment of the US Space Command on Thursday, addressing what his administration believes are looming threats to the United States's space-based infrastructure. Speaking at a White House ceremony, Trump described space as "the next war-f...

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    FACEBOOK TIGHTENS RULES FOR U.S. POLITICAL ADVERTISERS AHEAD OF 2020 ELECTION

    Aug 28, 2019

    Facebook Inc is tightening its political ad rules in the United States, it said on Wednesday, requiring new disclosures for its site and photo-sharing platform Instagram ahead of the U.S. presidential election in November 2020. The social media giant is introducing a “confirmed organization&rd...

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    U.S. CYBERATTACK HURT IRAN’S ABILITY TO TARGET OIL TANKERS, OFFICIALS SAY

    Aug 28, 2019

    A secret cyberattack against Iran in June wiped out a critical database used by Iran’s paramilitary arm to plot attacks against oil tankers and degraded Tehran’s ability to covertly target shipping traffic in the Persian Gulf, at least temporarily, according to senior American officials....

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    TRUMP ASKS SUPREME COURT TO ALLOW FULL ENFORCEMENT OF ASYLUM CRACKDOWN

    Aug 27, 2019

    President Donald Trump’s administration on Monday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to lift a court order preventing the government from fully enforcing a new rule that would curtail asylum applications by immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. California-based U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar last mon...

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    BIGTINCAN NAMED IN GARTNER’S MARKET GUIDE FOR SALES ENGAGEMENT PLATFORMS, MEETING ALL IDENTIFIED CAPABILITIES

    Aug 27, 2019

    Bigtincan (ASX:BTH), the leader in mobile, AI-powered sales enablement automation,  today announced it has been recognized as a Representative Vendor of Sales Engagement Platforms in all of the capabilities defined by Gartner as part of the August 2019 Market Guide for Sales Enablement Platform...

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    JAPAN DENIES IT GAVE AWAY TOO MUCH IN TRADE TALKS WITH U.S.

    Aug 26, 2019

    Japan’s top government spokesman denied on Monday that Tokyo made too many concessions in trade talks with the United States, saying the fact the two countries were able to reach a broad agreement was “very valuable.” The United States and Japan agreed in principle on Sunday to cor...

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    POMPEO TELLS TRUDEAU U.S. FOCUSED ON RELEASE OF TWO CANADIANS IN CHINA

    Aug 22, 2019

    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday assured Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that American officials were working to free two Canadian men who have been held by China since late last year. The pair, now facing espionage charges, were detained after Canadian police picked up Huawei ...

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    BERNIE SANDERS RELEASES PLAN TO DOUBLE UNION MEMBERSHIP AS DEMOCRATS FIGHT FOR LABOR SUPPORT

    Aug 21, 2019

    Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders released a plan Wednesday that aims to dramatically increase U.S. labor union membership. The Vermont independent’s sweeping proposal would make it easier for workers to join unions, end the so-called right-to-work laws recently favored by Repub...

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    MIKE POMPEO TELLS BUSINESS EXECS, ECONOMISTS THAT HE THINKS THE CHINA TRADE WAR COULD END BY 2020 ELECTION

    Aug 20, 2019

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told a group of business executives and free-trade economists that he believes the trade war with China could come to an end by the 2020 presidential election, according to people who attended the gathering. At a private lunch in New York on Tuesday, Pompeo spoke in fr...

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    MARKETERS SHOULDN’T HAVE TO BE DATA SCIENTISTS

    Aug 20, 2019

    Over the past decade, the rise of Data-Driven Marketing and Account-Based Marketing (ABM) have both followed steep trajectories, and that’s no coincidence. After all, the best ABM programs are the ones built on rich data and insights. However, the meteoric rise of data-fueled ABM has had an un...

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    WHITE HOUSE OFFICIAL DENIES ADMINISTRATION IS LOOKING AT A PAYROLL TAX CUT

    Aug 19, 2019

    Top White House officials have started to float a payroll tax cut as a potential means to stem an economic downturn, The Washington Post reported Monday. A White House official later pushed back on the report in a statement to CNBC. “As Larry Kudlow said yesterday, more tax cuts for the Americ...

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    U.S. SENATE DEMOCRATS ASK TRUMP TO SHIFT WALL MONEY TO GUN MEASURES

    Aug 15, 2019

    Two senior Senate Democrats on Wednesday asked President Donald Trump to withdraw his $5 billion request for border wall funding and use the money on initiatives to combat gun violence in the aftermath of back-to-back mass shootings in Texas and Ohio. In a letter, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schu...

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    TRUMP WILL HAVE A HARDER TIME TURNING THINGS AROUND AS THE CHINA TRADE WAR DRAGS ON

    Aug 14, 2019

    President Donald Trump’s chaotic behavior can make financial markets gyrate any moment – and, given his split-personality constituency, likely will right through Election Day 2020. Trump pushed the Dow up nearly 400 points on Tuesday with a simple announcement: his administration would p...

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    NEW TRUMP RULE COULD DENY VISAS ON BASIS OF LOW INCOME OR USE OF PUBLIC BENEFITS

    Aug 13, 2019

    U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration unveiled a sweeping rule on Monday that some experts say could cut legal immigration in half by denying visas and permanent residency to hundreds of thousands of people for being too poor. The long-anticipated rule, pushed by Trump’s leading a...


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    BIGTINCAN RECOGNIZED BY KEY INDUSTRY ORGANIZATIONS AS LEADER IN SALES ENABLEMENT

    Aug 13, 2019

    Bigtincan (ASX:BTH), the leader in mobile, AI-powered sales enablement automation, was presented with the MarTech Breakthrough Award for “Best Sales Enablement Software for SMBs” for the second year in a row. Additionally Bigtincan was recently named a “Sales Automation Solution&rd...

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    FED REMAINS A TARGET AS ECONOMY FALLS SHORT OF TRUMP'S AMBITIOUS GOALS

    Aug 11, 2019

    It has become a jarring and frequent contradiction. President Donald Trump blames the Federal Reserve for putting the U.S. economy at risk while data shows an economy in “reasonably good” shape, as the head of the central bank recently said. But behind that confusing dance between a norm...

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    AMERICANS’ SUPPORT FOR IMMIGRATION IS AT RECORD HIGHS – BUT THE GOVERNMENT IS OUT OF SYNC WITH THEIR VIEWS

    Aug 09, 2019

    Since its start, the Trump administration has implemented policies to step up immigration enforcement and reduce the number of immigrants admitted into the U.S. Many of these efforts – like the border wall, the travel ban, family separations, DACA termination and detention centers – have...

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    FORMER DEFENCE SECRETARY MATTIS REJOINS GENERAL DYNAMICS BOARD

    Aug 08, 2019

    Former U.S. Defence Secretary Jim Mattis rejoined the board of General Dynamics Corp (GD.N) on Wednesday, seven months after quitting his job in the Trump administration over disagreements about foreign policy, the defence contractor said. Mattis, a retired Marine general, had served on General Dyna...

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    GROUPS SUE TO BLOCK TRUMP ADMINISTRATION'S EXPANSION OF RAPID DEPORTATIONS

    Aug 07, 2019

    Advocacy groups sued the Trump administration on Tuesday in an effort to block a rule published last month that expands the number of migrants who can be subject to a sped-up deportation process without oversight by an immigration judge. The rule, published in the Federal Register on July 23, broade...

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    MADISON LOGIC ANNOUNCES ORACLE ELOQUA INTEGRATION

    Aug 07, 2019

    Madison Logic, the leading global account-based marketing (ABM) platform, today announced bi-directional integration with market-leading marketing automation platform Oracle Eloqua. This cutting-edge integration allows B2B marketers to combine best-in-class campaign management tools with Madison Log...

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    GROUP SUES TO BLOCK CALIFORNIA LAW AIMED AT FORCING TRUMP TO RELEASE TAX RETURNS

    Aug 06, 2019

    A conservative legal group has filed a lawsuit seeking to block a new California law aimed at forcing Republican U.S. President Donald Trump to release his tax returns, the latest volley over Democrats’ efforts to see the former businessman’s financial records. The lawsuit, filed in fede...

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    TRUMP FREEZES ALL VENEZUELAN GOVERNMENT ASSETS IN BID TO PRESSURE MADURO

    Aug 06, 2019

    U.S. President Donald Trump imposed a freeze on all Venezuelan government assets in the United States on Monday, sharply escalating an economic and diplomatic pressure campaign aimed at removing socialist President Nicolas Maduro from power. The executive order signed by Trump goes well beyond the s...

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    UPDATE 1-GERMAN GOVT BONDS RALLY AS TRUMP TARIFFS PROMPT FLIGHT TO SAFETY

    Aug 02, 2019

    German government bond yields fell sharply on Friday to hit fresh all-time lows after U.S. President Donald Trump hit China with tariffs $300 billion of goods, prompting a sell-off in global equities and driving support for safe-haven assets. Core euro zone bond yields hit new all-time lows on Frida...

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    TRUMP SAYS U.S. WILL HIT CHINA WITH MORE TARIFFS

    Aug 01, 2019

    President Trump, frustrated by increasingly fruitless negotiations with China, said Thursday that the United States would impose a 10 percent tariff on an additional $300 billion worth of Chinese imports next month, a significant escalation in a trade war that has dragged on for more than a year. Th...

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    OVER 900 CHILDREN SEPARATED AT U.S. BORDER SINCE POLICY HALTED: ACLU

    Jul 31, 2019

    The American Civil Liberties Union on Tuesday asked a federal judge to stop the Trump administration’s ongoing separation of families at the U.S.-Mexico border, saying the government had taken more than 900 children from their parents since the policy officially ended last year. In June 2018, ...

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    SENATE LEADERS SCRAMBLE TO LIFT REPUBLICAN SUPPORT FOR BUDGET DEAL

    Jul 31, 2019

    U.S. Senate Republican leaders, pushing for passage of a two-year federal spending and debt deal, scrambled on Tuesday to pump up support among their membership despite President Donald Trump’s backing. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said a planned long summer recess would not begin at...

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    TRUMP FIRMS UP PLAN TO IMPORT MEDICINES; PHARMA COMPANIES RESIST

    Jul 31, 2019

    The Trump administration took a step Wednesday toward allowing importation of medicines from Canada, an action the president has advocated as a way to bring cheaper prescription drugs to Americans, but the pharmaceutical industry was quick to resist the move. The U.S. Department of Health and H...

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    BULK OF TRUMP'S U.S. FARM AID GOES TO BIGGEST AND WEALTHIEST FARMERS: ADVOCACY GROUP

    Jul 30, 2019

    More than half of the Trump administration’s $8.4 billion in trade aid payments to U.S. farmers through April was received by the top 10% of recipients, the country’s biggest and most successful farmers, a study by an advocacy group showed on Tuesday. Highlighting an uneven distribution ...

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    TRUMP PRESSES RACE AS 2020 TACTIC, DRAWS REBUKE FROM REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR

    Jul 29, 2019

    President Donald Trump, again stoking racial divisions, on Monday renewed his attacks on a black U.S. congressman from Baltimore and slammed black civil rights activist Reverend Al Sharpton, drawing a rebuke from Maryland’s Republican governor and the black former Republican Party national cha...

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    KAMALA HARRIS RELEASES HEALTHCARE POLICY PLAN DAYS BEFORE DEMOCRATIC DEBATE

    Jul 29, 2019

    U.S. Senator Kamala Harris on Monday released a “Medicare for All” proposal ahead of a second debate for Democratic presidential candidates, when their differing approaches to healthcare insurance policy are expected to feature prominently. Harris’ plan would allow Americans to buy...

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    HOW JOE BIDEN’S PRIVATIZATION PLANS HELPED DOOM LATIN AMERICA AND FUEL THE MIGRATION CRISIS

    Jul 28, 2019

    While campaigning for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination this year, former Senator and Vice President Joseph Biden has touted the crucial role he played in designing US mega-development and drug war campaigns that transformed the socio-political landscape of large swaths of Latin A...

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    CALIFORNIA, FOUR AUTOMAKERS DEFY TRUMP, AGREE TO TIGHTEN EMISSIONS RULES

    Jul 25, 2019

    Four major automakers said on Thursday they have reached an agreement with California on fuel efficiency rules, bypassing a Trump administration effort to strip the state of the right to fight climate change by setting its own standards. California and other states had vowed to enforce stricter Obam...

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    BIGTINCAN EXPANDS TECH MARKET PRESENCES WITH ACQUISITION OF VEELO INC.

    Jul 25, 2019

    Bigtincan (ASX:BTH), the leader in mobile, AI-powered sales enablement automation, today announced the acquisition of Veelo Inc., a pioneer in sales enablement, to expand Bigtincan’s presence and offerings in the technology market vertical. The combination of Bigtincan’s solution, design...

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    2019 CONTENT MARKETING AWARD WINNERS & TOP FINALISTS REVEALED

    Jul 24, 2019

    The Content Marketing Institute (CMI) just announced the 85 category winners as well as the finalists for the top seven prizes in the prestigious 2019 Content Marketing Awards. The Content Marketing Awards, produced by the Content Marketing Institute, is the largest and longest-running international...

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    TOP U.S., CHINA TRADE NEGOTIATORS TO MEET IN SHANGHAI NEXT WEEK

    Jul 24, 2019

    Top U.S. and Chinese negotiators will meet face-to-face next week for the first time since Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping agreed to revive talks to end their year-long trade war. The governments of the world’s largest economies have levied billions of dollars of tariffs on each other&r...

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    CHINA ACCUSES THE U.S. OF DESTABILIZING THE WORLD IN KEY GOVERNMENT PAPER

    Jul 24, 2019

    China has accused the United States of undermining global stability and warned it would consider using force to gain control of Taiwan.The comments came in China's first defense white paper since 2015, giving an insight into the policy priorities for the world's most populous country and sec...

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    TRUMP ADMINISTRATION SPLIT ON RENEWING CHEVRON'S VENEZUELA LICENSE

    Jul 24, 2019

    The Trump administration is split over whether to renew a license this week for energy company Chevron Corp’s operations in Venezuela, with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo supporting a renewal and others opposing it, three sources with knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday. At issue is a six-...

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    APPEALS COURT REVIVES TRUMP’S ORDERS ON FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS

    Jul 23, 2019

    A federal appeals court brought new life to President Donald Trump's executive orders that could make firing employees and weakening their union representation easier for federal agencies. The three executive orders targeted federal processes that Trump called "unaccountable and wasteful,&q...

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    TRUMP ADMINISTRATION PURSUES RULE THAT WOULD REMOVE 3.1 MILLION PEOPLE FROM FOOD STAMPS

    Jul 23, 2019

    The Trump administration on Tuesday will propose a rule to tighten food stamp restrictions that would cut about 3.1 million people from the program, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) officials said. Currently, 43 U.S. states allow residents to automatically become eligible for food stamps throug...

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    RIGHTS GROUPS VOW TO SUE OVER TRUMP PLAN TO SPEED UP DEPORTATIONS

    Jul 22, 2019

    Rights groups in the United States have vowed to challenge a Trump administration plan to expand the authority of immigration officers to deport migrants without requiring them to appear before judges in advance of deportation. The rule set to be published in the Federal Register on Tuesday would ap...


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    SENATORS IN BOTH PARTIES OBJECT TO FOIA CHANGES AT EPA

    Jul 22, 2019

    A bipartisan group of senators on Monday accused the Environmental Protection Agency of violating public records laws when it issued changes, without prior notice, to its regulations governing Freedom of Information Act requests. Last month, the EPA filed changes to its FOIA rules to the Federal Reg...

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    CHINA IMPORTERS SEEK TO LIFT TARIFFS ON US FARM GOODS, WEEKS AFTER BOTH SIDES REACHED TRUCE IN TRADE WAR

    Jul 21, 2019

    Chinese importers are applying to their government to lift tariffs on some US agricultural imports, state media reported on Sunday, three weeks after the two sides reached a truce in their trade war. The unnamed importers were talking to US suppliers about potential pricing and have applied to a Chi...

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    SENIOR US TEAM TO VISIT MIDDLE EAST FOR TALKS ON WASHINGTON’S PEACE PLAN

    Jul 21, 2019

    Senior US officials are set arrive in the region next week to further discuss the Trump administration’s forthcoming Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, a senior US official told The Times of Israel Sunday. The US delegation includes US President Donald Trump’s senior adviser Jared Kushner, ...

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    TRUMP ADMINISTRATION SANCTIONS FOUR IRAQIS FOR RIGHTS ABUSES, CORRUPTION

    Jul 19, 2019

    The United States has sanctioned two Iraqi militia leaders and two former governors for human rights abuses and corruption. The sanctions target any property they own or have an interest in that is within the United States or under the control of "US persons". The United States has sanctio...

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    THESE 2020 DEMOCRATS WANT ‘MEDICARE FOR ALL’ – BUT WITHOUT DITCHING PRIVATE INSURANCE

    Jul 18, 2019

    Few issues have divided Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders, the two top-polling 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, more than health insurance. Sanders is pushing a “Medicare for All” bill, which would create a government-run program and end private insurance. Biden opposes eliminating th...

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    TRUMP MEETS CHINESE UIGHUR, OTHER RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION VICTIMS AT WHITE HOUSE

    Jul 18, 2019

    U.S. President Donald Trump, who has made religious freedom a centrepiece of his foreign policy, met on Wednesday with victims of religious persecution from countries like China, Turkey, North Korea, Iran and Myanmar. Trump counts evangelical Christians among his core supporters and the State Depart...

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    HERE’S WHAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN FOR CONGRESS TO RAISE THE DEBT CEILING AND AVOID DEFAULT

    Jul 17, 2019

    Congress will have to scramble to raise the U.S. debt limit and avoid a potential default that would rattle the world economy. On Wednesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she would like to vote on a bill to hike the debt ceiling by July 26 — the chamber’s last day of activity before an...

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    JARED KUSHNER HAS BEEN MEETING WITH TRUMP CAMPAIGN OFFICIALS TO DISCUSS 2020 FUNDRAISING AND SPENDING STRATEGY

    Jul 17, 2019

    President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, who is also a senior White House advisor, is regularly giving counsel to 2020 Trump campaign leaders on how to appeal to online donors and where to spend their money. As recently as Thursday, Kushner met with campaign leadership, including cam...

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    CENSUS PLAINTIFFS SEEK SANCTIONS AGAINST TRUMP ADMINISTRATION FOR TRIAL 'FRAUD'

    Jul 17, 2019

    Civil rights groups who successfully blocked the Trump administration from adding a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. census are seeking sanctions against government officials, saying they brazenly hid the truth about the inquiry’s origins during trial. In court papers filed on Tuesday, th...

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    DEMOCRAT WARREN SLAMS TRUMP'S DEFENSE NOMINEE, CITING ETHICS CONCERNS

    Jul 16, 2019

    Democratic Senator and presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday clashed with Mark Esper, President Donald Trump’s nominee for U.S. defense secretary, saying he should be not be confirmed to the post because of ethical concerns related to his former lobbyist job at defense contractor Ra...

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    A DEMOCRAT TRIES TO TAKE DOWN MCCONNELL BY ACCUSING HIM OF GETTING IN TRUMP’S WAY

    Jul 16, 2019

    Democrats looking to win Senate seats in states that voted for President Donald Trump might have to rely on unconventional tactics if they have any chance of winning. One such candidate, former fighter pilot Amy McGrath, is aiming to take down powerful Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell by accus...

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    TREASURY'S MNUCHIN SAYS DEAL TO RAISE U.S. DEBT CEILING GETTING CLOSE

    Jul 16, 2019

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Monday the Trump administration and Congress were getting close to a deal on raising the U.S. debt ceiling and he urged lawmakers to take action on the issue before leaving for an August recess. In addition, Mnuchin and congressional leaders have been d...

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    U.S. HOUSE PANEL PROBES EDUCATION SECRETARY DEVOS' PERSONAL EMAIL USE

    Jul 16, 2019

    A U.S. congressional committee on Monday sought records from Education Secretary Betsy DeVos relating to her use of private email accounts, expanding an investigation into how President Donald Trump’s top aides use unofficial messaging services to conduct government affairs. U.S. Representativ...

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    GUATEMALA POSTPONES TRUMP SUMMIT, SAYS WILL NOT SIGN 'SAFE THIRD COUNTRY' DEAL

    Jul 14, 2019

    Guatemala said on Sunday it would postpone President Jimmy Morales’ visit to Washington to discuss Guatemala’s potential designation as a ‘safe third country’ for asylum seekers, stressing it had no plans to sign such an agreement. In a statement, Guatemala said the planned m...

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    HOUSE PASSES DEFENSE POLICY BILL WITH PROVISION TO BLOCK OPM-GSA MERGER

    Jul 12, 2019

    The House voted 220-197 Friday to pass the fiscal 2020 National Defense Authorization Act, which includes yet another provision to block the Trump administration from merging the Office of Personnel Management and the General Services Administration. The must-pass annual defense policy bill is often...

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    TREASURY ASKS CONGRESS TO ACT THIS MONTH ON DEBT CEILING

    Jul 12, 2019

    The Trump administration is warning Congress it has less time than expected to raise the nation’s borrowing limit and asked lawmakers to act in the coming weeks. The Treasury Department is unsure of when it will reach its limit, Secretary Steve Mnuchin said in a letter to House Speaker Nancy P...

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    AS U.S. DEBT, DEFICITS MOUNT, PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES SWEEP THEM UNDER THE RUG

    Jul 12, 2019

    In four hours of debate among Democratic contenders for the U.S. presidency, the word “deficit” was never uttered and the government’s debt was mentioned only once. The reality is that Democrats are reluctant to make a campaign issue out of one of America’s most vexing proble...

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    U.S. DEMOCRATIC HOPEFUL AMY KLOBUCHAR PROPOSES DRUG COST PLAN AIMED AT SENIORS

    Jul 12, 2019

    Democratic presidential hopeful Amy Klobuchar unveiled a new plan on Friday to help lower the cost of pharmaceuticals purchased by seniors in the wake of the White House scrapping its own ambitious drug cost plan. Klobuchar’s proposal, which is also designed to invest in research for a cure fo...

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    INDIA-U.S. TRADE TALKS TO RESTART FRIDAY WITH LITTLE SIGN OF COMPROMISE

    Jul 11, 2019

    Indian and U.S. trade negotiators will meet on Friday, with little sign of a compromise on a series of protectionist measures taken by the two governments in recent months that have strained ties between the strategic partners. U.S. President Donald Trump has been putting pressure on India to do mor...

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    TRUMP'S PLAN TO HAVE GUATEMALA ABSORB ASYLUM SEEKERS COULD FACE COURT CHALLENGE IN CENTRAL AMERICA

    Jul 11, 2019

    Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales will travel to Washington next week to discuss migration, while five former senior officials went to court to block an agreement Morales may sign declaring the Central American country a safe destination for asylum seekers. The appeal to Guatemala’s Constitut...

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    US GOVERNMENT CONFIRMS IT WILL ISSUE LICENSES TO SELL PARTS TO HUAWEI

    Jul 10, 2019

    U.S Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross confirmed that the U.S. government will issue licenses to local companies seeking to sell components to Chinese vendor Huawei where there is no threat to national security, Reuters reported. Speaking at a conference in Washington D.C, Ross affirmed that the Chinese...

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    HOUSE TO CONSIDER BLOCKING OPM MERGER, OTHER WORKFORCE PROPOSALS THROUGH DEFENSE POLICY BILL

    Jul 10, 2019

    The House is slated to consider a number of proposals impacting the federal workforce when it begins debate Wednesday on the fiscal 2020 Defense authorization bill, among them another effort to block the Trump administration’s plan to merge the Office of Personnel Management and the General Se...

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    LIONBRIDGE WINS EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT AWARD FROM THE CONFERENCE BOARD

    Jul 10, 2019

    Lionbridge, the world's most trusted global communications platform, is pleased to announce that it has won the Technology division award for Employee Engagement in the Conference Board's Excellence in Marketing & Communications Awards Program. This prestigious program honors organizatio...

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    JUDGE'S ORDER ON GOVERNMENT LAWYER SHAKE-UP ADDS HURDLE FOR TRUMP IN U.S. CENSUS DISPUTE

    Jul 09, 2019

    A judge in New York on Tuesday denied the U.S. Department of Justice’s request to shake up the legal team that was handling cases on the 2020 Census, adding another hurdle to the Trump administration’s bid to put a contentious citizenship question on the survey. U.S. District Judge Jesse...

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    TWENTY-THREE U.S. STATES URGE TRUMP TO DROP VEHICLE FUEL-EFFICIENCY FREEZE

    Jul 09, 2019

    Nearly two dozen U.S. state governors, including those of California and New York, urged the Trump administration on Tuesday to abandon a proposal to freeze fuel-efficiency standards at 2020 levels through 2026. The list of 23 states and Puerto Rico includes key 2020 election battlegrounds such as P...

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    TRUMP CAN’T KEEP TARIFFS ON CHINA AND WIN A SECOND TERM, SAYS RESEARCHER

    Jul 09, 2019

    U.S. President Donald Trump can either be a “tariff president” or a “two-term president,” a public policy expert said Tuesday. It remains relatively undetermined to what extent U.S.-China trade tensions have weighed on the American economy, but any continued damage could tip ...

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    IN LOSING LEGAL BATTLES OVER CENSUS, TRUMP MAY WIN POLITICAL WAR

    Jul 08, 2019

    The Trump administration has few realistic options to get a citizenship question onto next year’s census, but by keeping the issue in the public eye it could still trigger an undercount of residents in Democratic-leaning areas, legal and political experts told Reuters. Constant media coverage ...

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    PILOT TO ENABLE RADIOLOGISTS TO USE AI EXPANDS TO 7 PROVIDERS

    Jul 08, 2019

    An initiative that aims to demonstrate the feasibility of creating investigational artificial intelligence models from image data is taking another step forward in testing. Radiologists from seven healthcare organizations will be using the ACR AI-LAB to further use of the approach to create models f...

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    ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE UNION ACCUSES SOCIAL SECURITY OF BAD FAITH BARGAINING

    Jul 08, 2019

    The president of a union representing the administrative law judges who adjudicate disability claims has accused the Social Security Administration of bargaining in bad faith. The accusation follows news that federal mediators declared the agency and union to be at impasse in negotiations over a new...

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    TRUMP AND TURKEY THREATEN HEYDAY OF CENTRAL BANK INDEPENDENCE

    Jul 08, 2019

    The heyday of central bank independence now lies behind us, Pacific Investment Management Co. is Joachim Fels declared Saturday. He is not alone among economists in delivering the last rites after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan fired his country is top monetary policy maker and President Don...

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    SEEKING UNITY, PELOSI CALLS FOR BILL TO PROTECT MIGRANT KIDS

    Jul 08, 2019

    Lawmakers must pass legislation easing "abhorrent conditions" facing children held at the southern border, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Monday as she tried taking the offensive on an issue that badly split Democrats and has raised questions about their unity on other issues. Pelosi, D-C...

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    DEMOCRAT BUTTIGIEG ANNOUNCES MINORITY-FOCUSED SMALL BUSINESS INVESTMENT PLAN

    Jul 07, 2019

    Joining several other Democrats targeting black voters this weekend with economic proposals, presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg released a policy on Sunday aimed at helping minorities start businesses. Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, announced the proposal at Essence Festival, a gather...

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    AMASH DOESN’T RULE OUT 2020 BID, POTENTIALLY COMPLICATING TRUMP’S PATH TO RE-ELECTION

    Jul 07, 2019

    Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan, a conservative critic of President Donald Trump who recently left the Republican Party, would not rule out a 2020 presidential bid on Sunday, potentially complicating Trump's path to re-election. The prospect of an Amash insurgency, which would face significant hur...

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    U.S.'S BOLTON WELCOMES BRITAIN'S SEIZURE OF TANKER WITH IRANIAN OIL

    Jul 05, 2019

    White House national security adviser John Bolton on Thursday welcomed Britain’s seizure of an oil tanker loaded with Iranian oil bound for Syria, saying the United States and its allies will continue to prevent Syrian and Iranian governments “from profiting off this illicit trade.&rdquo...

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    TRUMP SALUTES ‘AMERICAN SPIRIT’ AT JULY 4TH BASH AFTER HEAVY RAINS

    Jul 04, 2019

    President Donald Trump sung the praises of America’s military, heritage, and spirit at his Fourth of July bash in Washington, after concerns of severe weather threatened to drown out the event. “Today, we come together as one nation with this very special salute to America. We celebrate ...

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    KAMALA HARRIS SAYS BUSING SHOULD BE CONSIDERED, NOT MANDATED

    Jul 04, 2019

    Sen. Kamala Harris said Wednesday that busing students should be considered by school districts trying to desegregate their locations — not the federal mandate she appeared to support in pointedly criticizing rival Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden last week. Harris had a breakthroug...

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    HOUSE DEMOCRATS AIM TO ADD PAID FAMILY LEAVE FOR FEDS TO DEFENSE POLICY BILL

    Jul 03, 2019

    House Democrats will attempt to amend the annual Defense authorization bill to provide all federal employees with 12 weeks of paid family leave when lawmakers consider the bill following the July 4 recess. Reps. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y.; Chrissy Houlahan, D-Pa.; and Adam Smith, D-Wash., chairman of t...

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    KAMALA HARRIS RISES, JOE BIDEN SLIPS IN POLLS AFTER FIRST 2020 DEMOCRATIC DEBATE

    Jul 03, 2019

    The first Democratic presidential debate appears to have shaken up the 2020 race at least for now. A series of polls released after 20 candidates faced off last week found a bump for Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and a slide for the early front-runner, former Vice President Joe Biden. The surveys la...

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    U.S. TRADE, SERVICES INDUSTRY DATA UNDERSCORE SLOWING ECONOMY

    Jul 03, 2019

    The U.S. trade deficit jumped in May and trade tensions between the United States and China helped drive activity in the services sector to a two-year low in June, further signs that economic growth slowed sharply in the second quarter. The economy’s dimming outlook was also underscored by oth...

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    US 'MISUSES LAW TO HARASS' MIGRANT RIGHTS ADVOCATES: AMNESTY

    Jul 03, 2019

    The United States government is waging a campaign against lawyers, journalists and activists who support the rights of migrants and asylum seekers and document abuses along the US-Mexico border, according to a new report by Amnesty International. The report, published on Tuesday, details a pattern o...

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    TRUMP ADMINISTRATION'S DELAY IN CENSUS PRINTING SETS UP COUNT'S 'BIGGEST RISK'

    Jul 02, 2019

    The Trump administration appears to have missed its own deadline Monday to start the printing of paper forms and other mailings that will play a key role in next year's constitutionally mandated head count of every person living in the U.S. As of Monday evening, the 2020 census materials did not...

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    BOOKER UNVEILS IMMIGRATION PLAN RELYING ON EXECUTIVE ORDERS

    Jul 02, 2019

    Cory Booker has rolled out a sweeping immigration agenda composed of changes he could make without relying on Congress to act, including a shift away from criminal prosecution of border crossings and a new mandate for migrant detention facilities to meet minimum standards. Booker's immigration p...

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    MAJORITY OF AMERICANS SAY THEY WON’T DONATE TO 2020 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGNS

    Jul 01, 2019

    Political polarization in the U.S. has increased — in the news, social media and out on Main Street. But that is not translating into a major change in willingness of Americans to open up their wallets and pocketbooks and donate to candidates in the 2020 presidential election. Under one-third ...

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    TRUMP SAYS RENEWED TRADE TALKS WITH CHINA HAVE ‘ALREADY BEGUN’

    Jul 01, 2019

    President Donald Trump said Monday that trade talks with China, which had stalled out in May, have “already begun” following his meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G-20 summit over the weekend. The renewed talks were being held by phone, Trump told reporters in the Oval Off...

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    PRESIDENT TRUMP’S GOAL FOR FINANCING PALESTINIANS IS A GUESSING GAME

    Jun 30, 2019

    The United Nations refugee agency for Palestinians is vastly short of funds for 5.4 million people, while the Trump administration is doing its best to shut down the program and initiate new, albeit controversial financing. At issue was a “workshop” in Bahrain, held last week and organiz...

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    TRUMP ADMINISTRATION DECLARES EMERGENCY IN VIOLENCE-PLAGUED RURAL ALASKA

    Jun 29, 2019

    U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Friday declared a public-safety emergency in rural Alaska and pledged $10.5 million in federal funds to combat some of the nation’s worst rates of sexual assault, child abuse and other violent crimes. Barr’s announcement followed a visit to Alaska la...

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    TRUMP, ABE AGREE U.S.-JAPAN ALLIANCE STRONGER THAN EVER - JAPAN OFFICIAL

    Jun 28, 2019

    U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed on Friday that the security alliance between the world’s largest and third-largest economies is stronger than ever, a senior Japanese government spokesman said. There was no discussion between Trump and Abe on a possible...

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    IN TRUMP ERA, U.S. PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE BOOKER CONFRONTS RACE HEAD-ON

    Jun 27, 2019

    U.S. Senator Cory Booker is best hope of capturing the Democratic presidential nomination may be reassembling the coalition that propelled Barack Obama to the White House in 2008 consolidating the black vote while inspiring young Democrats to back him. Obama largely eschewed explicit mentions of rac...

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    LAWMAKER: HUMAN PROBLEM AT PENTAGON WORSE THAN TECH PROBLEM

    Jun 27, 2019

    U.S. defense leaders often lament the difficulty of attracting commercial technology firms to work with the military to solve complicated challenges. But right now, with roughly half of its top leadership billets occupied by temps, the Pentagon has a people problem. “For all of our love of tec...

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    FIVE ISSUES LIKELY TO DOMINATE THE G20 SUMMIT IN JAPAN

    Jun 27, 2019

    World leaders are descending on Osaka, west Japan, for a summit on Friday and Saturday of the Group of 20 (G20) big economies. Here are five issues likely to dominate the meeting, hosted by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Overshadowing the G20 meeting, U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese Pre...

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    TRUMP LOSES BID TO HALT DEMOCRATIC LAWSUIT OVER FOREIGN PAYMENTS

    Jun 26, 2019

    A federal judge on Tuesday refused to put on hold a lawsuit by about 200 Democratic lawmakers accusing President Donald Trump of violating an anti-corruption provision of the U.S. Constitution with his private business dealings, a move that clears the way for them to seek some of his financial recor...

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    SUPREME COURT CHIPS AWAY AT FEDERAL AGENCY POWER

    Jun 26, 2019

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday constrained the power of federal agencies, scaling back a legal doctrine that calls for judges to give agencies deference to interpret their own rules but declining to eliminate it as four conservative justices wanted. The court, in a ruling written by liberal Jus...

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    TRUMP CAMPAIGN CALLS FIRST DEMOCRATIC DEBATE 'BEST ARGUMENT' FOR REELECTION

    Jun 26, 2019

    President Trump’s campaign blasted 2020 Democrats who appeared on the debate state Wednesday night, saying the first face-off in the primary race was "the best argument" for Trump's reelection. In a press release following the first of two primary debate nights, the Trump campaig...

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    AFTER DRAMATIC WORKFORCE REDUCTIONS, POSTAL SERVICE SEES SPIKE IN OVERTIME HOURS

    Jun 25, 2019

    The U.S. Postal Service’s spending on overtime pay to process mail spiked in fiscal 2018 following significant workforce cuts over the year, according to a new report.  The $257 million increase on overtime, a 31% jump, occurred despite the ongoing decline in mail volume and an emphasis b...

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    TRUMP WITHDRAWS NOMINEE TO LEAD PUBLISHING OFFICE

    Jun 25, 2019

    The White House on Tuesday announced the withdrawal of its nominee to be director of the Government Publishing Office, a year after his initial nomination, and six months after news reports of alleged mismanagement at the agency. No explanation was given for the cancelled nomination, first filed in ...

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    U.S. TO SOLICIT FUNDS FOR MIDDLE EAST PEACE PLAN IN BAHRAIN, THOUGH DETAILS REMAIN VAGUE

    Jun 25, 2019

    The Trump administration launches its Israeli-Palestinian peace plan on Tuesday with a bid to drum up $50 billion dollars to fund investment in the region, although the political details remain a secret and Palestinians have already denounced the approach as a sell-out. The two-day international mee...

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    SUPREME COURT TO HEAR INSURERS' BID FOR $12 BILLION IN OBAMACARE MONEY

    Jun 24, 2019

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether insurers can seek $12 billion from the federal government under a program set up by the Obamacare law aimed at encouraging them to offer medical coverage to previously uninsured Americans. The justices will hear an appeal by a group of insure...

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    STATE DEPARTMENT FAULTED FOR REDOING WEB PAGE AIMED AT HELPING REFUGEES

    Jun 24, 2019

    The Trump administration, in pursuit of policies to reduce immigration and the numbers of asylum seekers, has removed or repackaged materials designed by previous administrations to help refugees, according to a new study by a transparency group. Two “Frequently Asked Question” fact shee...

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    HERE’S WHY TRUMP IS THREATENING FEDERAL LAYOFFS IF CONGRESS WON’T SHUT THIS AGENCY DOWN

    Jun 24, 2019

    Congress and the Trump administration are playing a game of chicken over the fate of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), which manages the civilian federal workforce. This past week, Margaret Weichert, the acting head of OPM, threatened to furlough 150 workers if Congress refuses to endorse th...

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    EXPLAINER: MONEY TALKS IN TRUMP'S MIDEAST PLAN. BUT CAN IT PAVE WAY FOR PEACE?

    Jun 24, 2019

    More than two years after U.S. President Donald Trump first proposed a plan to revive the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, its first phase will be formally unveiled on Tuesday at an economic workshop in Bahrain. The ‘Peace to Prosperity’ economic summit to encourage investment in the P...

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    U.S. CONSERVATIVE GROUP TO LAUNCH ATTACK ADS AGAINST BIDEN DURING DEMOCRATIC DEBATE

    Jun 22, 2019

    Club for Growth, a conservative political group, will launch new attack ads against Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden targeting his past statements about race that will run during his first debate appearance next week. The decision by Club for Growth to attack Biden is based on internal...

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    CANADA'S CONSERVATIVE LEADER UNVEILS CLIMATE PLAN WITHOUT CARBON PRICING

    Jun 20, 2019

    Canada’s Conservative Party leader unveiled his long-awaited climate and environmental plan on Wednesday that would eliminate the current federal carbon pricing program and focus on promoting green technologies. For more than a year, Conservative chief Andrew Scheer, who is currently leading i...

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    INQUIRIES AT EPA'S SCIENCE INTEGRITY OFFICE SPIKE UNDER TRUMP

    Jun 20, 2019

    Inquiries to the Environmental Protection Agency office that protects science have spiked during the Trump administration amid widespread reports that political appointees have interfered with the work of career employees. The allegations—and requests for advice—were lodged with EPA&rsqu...

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    WHITE HOUSE HAS 'EVERY INTENTION' OF AVOIDING SHUTDOWN DESPITE BUDGET IMPASSE

    Jun 20, 2019

    Congressional leadership and the Trump administration on Wednesday moved no closer to a deal to lift spending caps set to take effect in October, though the White House appears to be offering a one-year stopgap spending measure in hopes of avoiding another government shutdown. Top lawmakers in both ...

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    TRUMP ORDERS REVIEW OF CONTROVERSIAL BIOFUEL WAIVER PROGRAM: SOURCES

    Jun 20, 2019

    U.S. President Donald Trump has directed members of his Cabinet to review the administration’s expanded use of waivers exempting small refineries from the nation’s biofuel policy, after hearing from farmers angry about the issue during his recent Midwest tour, according to three sources ...

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    TRUMP KICKS OFF 2020 RE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN WITH PROMISE TO ‘KEEP AMERICA GREAT’

    Jun 20, 2019

    President Donald Trump launched his 2020 re-election campaign Tuesday much the same way he rode to power in 2016 with a raucous, nationalist rally stirring fear of illegal immigration and vowing to fight for blue collar workers. Lashing out at his Democratic opponents as radical Leftists fuelled by ...


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    THE AMBASSADOR FROM A GOVERNMENT THAT DOESN'T EXIST YET

    Jun 19, 2019

    In Washington, D.C., Juan Guaido and his representatives are feted as Venezuela’s only true leaders. But that’s far less of a reality in Caracas, where Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro remains entrenched in power. Guaido, who has rocketed from obscurity to renown in mere months, is no...

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    AS LEGAL GLARE TURNS TO TRUMP, HIS FAITH IN SUPREME COURT MAY BE TESTED

    Jun 19, 2019

    President Donald Trump’s fondness for the U.S. Supreme Court could be tested by a series of legal disputes targeting him personally from his taxes and businesses to his 2016 election campaign – that ultimately may be decided by the justices. Trump has viewed the court, whose 5-4 conserva...

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    AGENCIES SEE GROWTH IN CONTENT MARKETING BUSINESS

    Jun 19, 2019

    Agencies are banking on content marketing. That’s the key finding in the newly released Content Marketing Institute 2019 Agency Survey. This inaugural research looks at how full-scope agencies, as well as specialized agencies, are doing content marketing for clients, how well it’s workin...

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    HOUSE PUSHES FORWARD ON SPENDING PACKAGES THAT WOULD BOOST HIRING, BLOCK TRUMP-BACKED REFORMS

    Jun 18, 2019

    The House this week moved closer to passing a sweeping collection of appropriations bills to fund federal agencies in fiscal 2020, the first such packages to set spending levels past September and measures that include an array of provisions affecting the federal workforce. The first “minibus&...

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    DETAINING REFUGEE CHILDREN AT MILITARY BASES MAY SOUND UN-AMERICAN, BUT IT’S BEEN DONE BEFORE

    Jun 18, 2019

    Fort Sill, an army base in Oklahoma, will soon become a refugee camp. The Department of Health and Human Services expects the repurposed military facility to house up to 1,400 unaccompanied migrant children from Central America by early July. Border agents apprehended 54,000 unaccompanied child migr...

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    FED LIKELY TO RESIST PRESSURE TO CUT U.S. RATES THIS WEEK

    Jun 17, 2019

    The U.S. Federal Reserve, facing fresh demands by President Donald Trump to cut interest rates, is expected to leave borrowing costs unchanged at a policy meeting this week but possibly lay the groundwork for a rate cut later this year. New economic projections that will accompany the U.S. central b...

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    VIRGINIA BAN ON URANIUM MINING UPHELD BY U.S. SUPREME COURT

    Jun 17, 2019

    The largest-known U.S. uranium deposit will remain firmly under ground after the Supreme Court on Monday upheld Virginia’s ban on mining the radioactive metal, rebuffing a challenge backed by President Donald Trump’s administration to the 1982 moratorium. In a 6-3 decision that underscor...


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    THOUSANDS OF ASYLUM SEEKERS LEFT WAITING AT THE U.S.-MEXICO BORDER

    Jun 17, 2019

    Over the past three months, the number of Central Americans arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border has jumped exponentially, and total border crossings have reached levels last seen in 2006. Yet, while the number of families arriving between official border crossings has skyrocketed, the number of migra...


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    ISRAEL TO ATTEND U.S.-LED PALESTINIAN CONFERENCE

    Jun 16, 2019

    Israelis will attend a U.S-led conference in Bahrain next week on proposals for the Palestinian economy as part of a coming peace plan, Foreign Minister Israel Katz said on Sunday. The United States has billed the gathering as a workshop to boost the Palestinian economy as part of a broader effort b...

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    US TOURISTS CAN NOW TRAVEL TO BRAZIL VISA-FREE

    Jun 16, 2019

    If watching a game at Rio de Janeiro's Maracanã stadium has been on your bucket list since the 2014 FIFA World Cup, you can now do so without adding a trip to the consulate as part of your itinerary. Effective June 17, tourists from the United States, Canada, Japan and Australia will no l...


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    IN TRUMP PROBES, CONGRESS WARY OF POWER TO ARREST, FINE

    Jun 13, 2019

    A power that the U.S. Congress has not wielded since the 1930s may remain unused for a while longer as Democrats turn to the courts — not long-dormant rules — to press home investigations of President Donald Trump and his administration. Democratic leaders are reluctant to use the &ldquo...

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    FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO USE ARMY BASE IN OKLAHOMA TO SHELTER MIGRANT CHILDREN

    Jun 12, 2019

    The federal government has chosen a military base in Oklahoma as the location for a new temporary shelter to house migrant children and is considering a customs port in southern New Mexico as another option as existing shelters are overwhelmed. The Office of Refugee Resettlement said Tuesday it'...


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    CIVILIAN PAY RAISE ADVANCES, TSP PREPARES MORE CHANGES

    Jun 12, 2019

    A House panel on Tuesday advanced legislation that would provide civilian federal employees an average 3.1% pay increase next year, which if enacted would override President Trump’s proposal to freeze pay in 2020. The language authorizing the pay increase is included in the fiscal 2020 Financi...


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    UNION ORGANIZERS SCORE ANOTHER WIN AT USDA

    Jun 12, 2019

    With the farm community still awaiting an announcement on the location of the planned moves of two Agriculture Department research offices, the staff at one of them voted on Tuesday to unionize and join the American Federation of Government Employees. The vote by eligible non-management employees at...


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    TRUMP SIMPLIFIES REVIEWS OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED FARM PRODUCTS

    Jun 12, 2019

    U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday directing federal agencies to streamline the review process for agricultural biotechnology including genetically modified livestock and seeds. Trump signed the order during a visit to an ethanol plant in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The execu...


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    HOUSE BUDGET CHAIR SUSPECTS WHITE HOUSE WILL FLIRT WITH SHUTDOWN

    Jun 11, 2019

    With the White House now negotiating fiscal 2020 spending levels with Republican senators, the House Budget Committee chairman on Tuesday said he’d been told that acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney wants to delay a deal until “as close to Sept. 30 as possible” to maxim...


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    TRUMP SAYS HE WILL RAISE TARIFFS IF XI FAILS TO MEET HIM AT G20

    Jun 11, 2019

    US President Donald Trump has threatened to slap tariffs on another $300 billion of Chinese exports to the United States if China's leader Xi Jinping doesn't meet him at the G20 in Japan. There has been no public indication that the Chinese president intends to avoid Trump at the summit of w...


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    EXCLUSIVE: TOP JAPANESE CHIP GEAR FIRM TO HONOR U.S. BLACKLIST OF CHINESE FIRMS - EXECUTIVE

    Jun 11, 2019

    Japan’s Tokyo Electron, the world’s No.3 supplier of semiconductor manufacturing equipment, will not supply to Chinese clients blacklisted by Washington, a senior company executive told Reuters. The decision shows how Washington’s effort to bar sales of technology to Chinese firms,...


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    TURKEY CHAFES AT U.S. PRESSURE OVER RUSSIAN DEFENSES

    Jun 11, 2019

    Turkey said on Tuesday a U.S. House of Representatives’ resolution condemning Ankara’s purchase of Russian defense systems and urging potential sanctions was unacceptably threatening. Relations between the two NATO members have been strained on several fronts including Ankara’s pla...


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    ITALY PM TO MEET COALITION LEADERS TO DECIDE GOVERNMENT'S FUTURE

    Jun 10, 2019

    Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has renewed his threat to resign ahead of a meeting with the ruling coalition’s two party leaders on Monday, warning of market turmoil unless they are ready to compromise in a budget row with the European Union. Conte will meet League chief Matteo Salvini ...


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    TREASURY SECRETARY SAYS US COULD EASE RESTRICTIONS ON HUAWEI WITH PROGRESS ON TRADE DEAL

    Jun 09, 2019

    The United States could ease off its restrictions on embattled Chinese telecom Huawei, says US Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin, if the US and China make progress in coming up with a trade deal, according to Reuters. Mnuchin made the comments on Sunday, saying that “I think what the president...


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    LIBYA'S GNA: US STANDS BY US AS THE LEGITIMATE GOVERNMENT

    Jun 08, 2019

    A senior official from Libya's UN-recognised government has voiced confidence over US support and called for greater diplomatic efforts by Washington as renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar's forces try to seize Tripoli.President Donald Trump in April sowed confusion when he spoke by t...

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    THERESA MAY OFFICIALLY STEPS DOWN AS CONSERVATIVE LEADER BUT HER BREXIT PLAN STAYS

    Jun 07, 2019

    Theresa May resigned as Conservative Party leader on Friday, marking an end to a tumultuous three years at the head of U.K. politics. She will remain in her prime ministerial post only until a replacement is elected and the failure to deliver Brexit is already being scripted as her legacy. Members o...


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    TRUMP: 'IRAN FAILING AS A NATION' AFTER US SANCTIONS

    Jun 06, 2019

    Iran is failing as a nation after Washington imposed powerful sanctions last year, US President Donald Trump said on Thursday, adding that things could change rapidly in talks with the leadership in Tehran. "When I became president, Iran was a true state of terror. They still are and were undis...


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    US DOC SETS OUT STRATEGY FOR CRUCIAL COMMODITIES

    Jun 06, 2019

    The recommendations are made in an interagency report A Federal Strategy to Ensure Secure and Reliable Supplies of Critical Minerals. The report was prepared in response to an executive order issued by President Donald Trump in December 2017 to reduce the country's dependence on imports of such ...


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    REPUBLICAN, DEMOCRATIC SENATORS SEEK TO BLOCK TRUMP SAUDI ARMS SALES

    Jun 05, 2019

    Republican and Democratic U.S. senators said on Wednesday they would introduce legislation to block President Donald Trump’s plan for $8 billion in military sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates without congressional review. Backers said the introduction of the 22 “resolutio...


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    AS TRUMP THREATENS AT&T, CELLULAR COMPANIES FIGHT FOR GOVERNMENT GOODWILL

    Jun 05, 2019

    President Trump fired off the latest salvo in his ongoing war against CNN Monday morning from London, bemoaning the news outlet’s prominence abroad and suggesting that a boycott of parent company AT&T would force the network’s coverage of his administration to improve. Trump’s ...


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    LEADING EUROPEAN ANALYST FIRM OVUM NAMES MADISON LOGIC A “LEADER” IN THEIR REPORT ON ACCOUNT BASED MARKETING

    Jun 05, 2019

    Madison Logic, the leading global account-based marketing (ABM) platform, today announced that Ovum, a market-leading data, research and consulting business headquartered in the U.K., named Madison Logic a “Leader” in the Ovum Market Radar: Account-Based Marketing report. Ovum recognized...

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    TRUMP ADMINISTRATION DENIES DECEIT IN CENSUS CITIZENSHIP FIGHT

    Jun 04, 2019

    The Trump administration denied accusations that it concealed evidence that its plan to add a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. Census was aimed at boosting Republicans’ electoral power, and said its accusers were making up a conspiracy theory. In a letter to Manhattan U.S. District Judge ...


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    CHINA WARNS ITS COMPANIES ON U.S. TRAVEL, REBUFFS TRADE CRITICISM

    Jun 04, 2019

    China warned its companies operating in the United States on Tuesday they could face harassment from U.S. law enforcement agencies, as it also rebuffed U.S. criticism of a trade white paper as “singing the same old tune”.


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    REELING FROM TARIFF THREAT, MEXICO BEGINS IMMIGRATION TALKS IN WASHINGTON

    Jun 03, 2019

    Fighting to stave off punitive tariffs announced by U.S. President Donald Trump, a senior Mexican delegation was set to begin high level talks on Monday in Washington, where it will be pushed to do more to hold back Central American migrants. Trump says he will apply tariffs of 5% on all Mexican goo...


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    STOCKS SHIVER, BONDS SURGE ON TRUMP'S MEXICO THREAT

    May 31, 2019

    Safe-haven sovereign bonds surged and European stocks tumbled on Friday as investors feared President Donald Trump’s shock threat of tariffs on Mexico risked tipping the United States into recession while disappointing China data added to the woes. The yield on Germany’s 10-year governme...


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    MORE ASYLUM SEEKERS SUE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION OVER PROLONGED U.S. DETENTION

    May 31, 2019

    A group of detained asylum seekers sued the U.S. government on Thursday claiming immigration officials in five southern states are systematically denying them parole. In the second lawsuit of its kind filed against the Trump administration, legal advocacy groups representing 12 plaintiffs are seekin...


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    U.S.'S POMPEO SAYS HUAWEI IS AN 'INSTRUMENT OF CHINESE GOVERNMENT'

    May 29, 2019

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo kept up U.S. pressure on Huawei Technologies Co Ltd on Wednesday, saying the Chinese tech giant takes orders from Beijing. “Huawei is an instrument of the Chinese government,” Pompeo said in an interview with Fox Business Network. “They’re deepl...


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    U.S. SPECIAL COUNSEL MUELLER'S STATEMENT ON RUSSIA PROBE

    May 29, 2019

    The following is the full text of a statement on Wednesday by U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller on his investigation into Russia interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. “Two years ago, the Acting Attorney General asked me to serve as Special Counsel, and he created the Special C...


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    27-YEAR-OLD SEARCH MARKETING CEO LANDS 13-STOP U.S. SPEAKING TOUR

    May 29, 2019

    Garrett Mehrguth, the CEO and co-founder of the B2B and enterprise search marketing agency, Directive, recently was selected to speak at 13 stops of the Digital Summit tour. Digital Summit, the largest conference series in the digital marketing industry, has invited Mehrguth to share his unique pres...

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    FOR BATTLES WITH CONGRESS, TRUMP RESHAPES LEGAL DEFENSE TEAM

    May 28, 2019

    President Donald Trump is restructuring his legal team with lawyers more at home in a courtroom than a television studio as he shifts from dealing with Special Counsel Robert Mueller to battling Democratic-led investigations in the U.S. Congress. The long-time leaders of Trump’s team - Jay Sek...


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    PAPUA NEW GUINEA PM CLINGS ON BUT GOVERNMENT DEFEATED IN PARLIAMENT

    May 28, 2019

    The government of Papua New Guinea appeared to be in danger on Tuesday, after opponents of Prime Minister Peter O’Neill convincingly won a vote in parliament that prepares the way for his removal. Government benches were noticeably bare at the fiery sitting in the capital, Port Moresby, parlia...


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    TRUMP CRACKDOWN MAY HAVE THROWN WRENCH INTO U.S.-CUBA FOOD TRADE

    May 28, 2019

    The Trump administration’s decision to allow lawsuits against foreign entities making use of nationalized Cuban property may affect U.S. food sales to the Communist-run country, according to U.S. suppliers and business sources in Cuba. U.S. farmers and agribusiness’s have sold nearly $6 ...


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    U.S. SUPREME COURT TAKES UP MEXICAN BORDER SHOOTING DISPUTE

    May 28, 2019

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to decide whether the family of a Mexican teenager fatally shot while on Mexican soil by a U.S. Border Patrol agent who fired from across the border in Texas can pursue a civil rights lawsuit in American courts. It marks the second time the Supreme Court will...


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    NORTH KOREA SAYS BOLTON'S MISSILE COMMENTS 'MORE THAN IGNORANT' - KCNA

    May 27, 2019

    U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton is “more than ignorant” to argue that North Korea’s recent missile tests violated U.N. resolutions, the North’s foreign ministry said in a statement on Monday. Giving up missile tests would mean giving up the right to self defence, a...


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    NETANYAHU STRUGGLES TO FORM GOVERNMENT AMID TALK OF NEW ELECTION

    May 26, 2019

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu embarked on Sunday on what he termed a “final effort” to break a deadlock on forming a governing coalition ahead of a Wednesday deadline for a deal. In power for the past decade, Netanyahu has unexpectedly struggled to seal an agreement with a cl...


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    CHINA ACCUSES U.S. OF MEDDLING WITH DOMINICAN REPUBLIC TIES

    May 24, 2019

    China’s Embassy in the Dominican Republic on Thursday accused the United States of trying to interfere in its relations with the Caribbean nation, condemning remarks it attributed to a U.S. official as “lacking in respect” to both nations. In a brief statement, the Chinese embassy ...


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    NEW YORK STATE LEGISLATURE VOTES TO MAKE TRUMP TAX RETURNS AVAILABLE

    May 23, 2019

    New York state’s legislature on Wednesday passed a bill that would make it easier for U.S. congressional committees investigating President Donald Trump to get access to his state tax returns. The Democratic-controlled state Assembly and Senate voted along party lines on the measure, which wou...


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    U.S. LAWMAKERS WANT TO HELP RURAL TELECOMS REPLACE HUAWEI, ZTE EQUIPMENT

    May 23, 2019

    A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers introduced legislation on Wednesday to provide about $700 million in grants to help U.S. telecommunications providers with the cost of removing Huawei equipment from their networks. The bill also moves to block the use of equipment or services from Chinese teleco...


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    6SENSE LAUNCHES ACCOUNT-BASED EXTERNAL MEDIA CAMPAIGNS ANALYTICS

    May 23, 2019

    Today 6sense, a leading Account Based Orchestration Platform, powered by AI, announced its External Media Campaigns feature. This capability extends 6sense's ability to track digital media campaigns launched on non-6sense platforms for use in account segmentation within the 6sense platform, and ...

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    6SENSE LAUNCHES ACCOUNT-BASED EXTERNAL MEDIA CAMPAIGNS ANALYTICS

    May 23, 2019

    Today 6sense, a leading Account Based Orchestration Platform, powered by AI, announced its External Media Campaigns feature. This capability extends 6sense's ability to track digital media campaigns launched on non-6sense platforms for use in account segmentation within the 6sense platform, and ...

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    OCASIO-CORTEZ SAYS IT IS TIME TO OPEN IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY AGAINST TRUMP

    May 22, 2019

    U.S. Democratic Representative Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez said on Tuesday it is time for Democratic leaders to allow an impeachment process to start against President Donald Trump, saying the administration’s obstruction of lawmakers’ oversight efforts gives them no choice. House Speaker Na...


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    TRUMP EXPECTED TO PICK KEN CUCCINELLI FOR IMMIGRATION POLICY ROLE

    May 21, 2019

    President Trump is expected to name Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II, a former attorney general of Virginia and an immigration hard-liner, as his choice to coordinate the administration’s immigration policies, a White House official confirmed on Tuesday. Mr. Trump has been considering creating an immi...


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    BOJ'S KURODA ISSUES FRESH WARNING OF BROAD FALLOUT FROM TRADE WAR

    May 21, 2019

    Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda on Tuesday warned that escalating U.S.-China trade tensions could hurt business sentiment and inflict widespread damage on the economy. Worries that the United States and China were digging in for a longer, costlier trade war weighed on markets, adding to heada...


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    TRUMP APPEARS TO CONFIRM CYBERATTACK AGAINST RUSSIAN ENTITY DURING MIDTERMS

    May 20, 2019

    President Donald Trump appeared to confirm that the United States had conducted a cyberattack against a Russian entity during last year's midterm elections in an interview aired Sunday on Fox News. "I would rather not say that, but you can believe that the whole thing happened, and it happe...


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    THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION OWES THE PUBLIC ANSWERS ABOUT ITS RESTRICTIONS ON HUAWEI

    May 19, 2019

    CHINESE TELECOMMUNICATIONS giant Huawei’s global influence has been steadily growing in recent years, and the U.S. government’s concern has been growing along with it. Fearing that the spread of Chinese-made cellphones, routers and other equipment may render Western countries, including ...


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    ORBAN SAYS HE DISCUSSED MISSILES AND NATURAL GAS WITH TRUMP

    May 17, 2019

    Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Friday said he had discussed the purchase of mid-range air defence missiles at a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday. In the first bilateral meeting between the two leaders, Trump praised the Hungarian leader for his tough stance on immigration...


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    US SUSPENDS FLIGHTS TO VENEZUELA

    May 16, 2019

    The US Department of Homeland Security has announced the “immediate suspension” of commercial passenger and cargo flights between the US and Venezuela. “Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K McAleenan determined that conditions in Venezuela threaten the safety and security ...


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    HUAWEI WILLING TO SIGN 'NO-SPY AGREEMENT' WITH UK GOVERNMENT

    May 16, 2019

    Huawei has been in the spotlight in Britain recently after its Defense Secretary was fired for reportedly leaking information to The Telegraph about Prime Minister Theresa May's plans to stop Huawei from supplying core 5G equipment to British telecom services. Now, in a bid to appease critics wh...


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    MORE DEMOCRATS ACCUSE TRUMP OF INFLATING IRAN INTELLIGENCE

    May 16, 2019

    Amid a tense standoff between the United States and Iran, four lawmakers are sending a letter to U.S. President Donald Trump expressing concern that he was “inflating threats and bending intelligence” on Iran and leading the United States down a “path to another war in the Middle E...


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    WHITE HOUSE'S OPM-GSA MERGER BILL GIVES AN UNCONFIRMED APPOINTEE AUTHORITY OVER PERSONNEL RULES

    May 16, 2019

    The Trump administration on Thursday formally proposed to reorganize the Office of Personnel Management into the General Services Administration, sending legislative language to Congress that would move existing authorities from the OPM director to a non-Senate confirmed position within the White Ho...


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    US PULLS SOME GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES FROM IRAQ

    May 15, 2019

    Washington ordered the departure of non-emergency government employees from Iraq on Wednesday, after repeated U.S. expressions of concern about threats from Iranian-backed forces. The U.S. State Department has ordered the pullout of the employees from both the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and its consula...


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    UK'S MAY TO MAKE NEW PUSH ON HER BREXIT DEAL NEXT MONTH

    May 14, 2019

    British Prime Minister Theresa May will try again next month to secure Parliament's backing for a Brexit deal so that the U.K. can leave the European Union this summer, May's office said Tuesday. Downing Street said May intends to ask lawmakers to vote on a withdrawal agreement bill starting...


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    TRUDEAU'S 'ROBIN HOOD' APPROACH NOT HELPING CANADA'S ECONOMY BEFORE ELECTION: ECONOMISTS

    May 13, 2019

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s strategy to prioritize spending on the middle class at the beginning of his four-year term will not keep growth humming ahead of a general election in October, some economists said. Canada led the G7 with 3% growth in 2017, but the boost from fiscal sti...


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    PENTAGON ‘MATCHMAKERS’ AIM TO KEEP U.S. TECH FIRMS FROM TAKING CHINESE MONEY

    May 13, 2019

    The Pentagon is creating a matchmaking service to steer vetted venture capitalists toward small firms developing potentially valuable military technologies. It’s the Defense Department’s latest effort to block Chinese investment in such firms, and to deny Beijing access to tech that migh...


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    STAGECOACH SUES UK GOVERNMENT OVER PENSION-RELATED RAIL FRANCHISE BAN

    May 10, 2019

    A UK transport company is suing the government over its decision to ban it from bidding for three lucrative rail franchises. Stagecoach’s bids to run railway services on three routes in England were all rejected by the Department for Transport (DfT) after the company opposed a requirement to c...


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    TEAM TRUMP WANTS ANOTHER FOREIGN GOVERNMENT'S HELP FOR 2020

    May 10, 2019

    In 2016, the Trump campaign gladly accepted Russia’s help to defeat Hillary Clinton. And heading into the 2020 race, Rudy Giuliani is headed to Ukraine to push the country’s president to pursue an investigation into Joe Biden’s son, the New York Times writes. “We’re not...


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    TRUMP SAYS TALKS WITH CHINA TO CONTINUE AS TRADE WAR ESCALATES

    May 10, 2019

    U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that trade talks with China would continue even after Washington moved to hike tariffs on Chinese goods, avoiding the worst-case scenario of a complete breakdown in negotiations between the world’s two largest economies. Trump’s remarks, which w...


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    TRUMP'S SECRETARY OF STATE WARNED BRITAIN AND SAVAGED CHINA IN A STINGING ATTACK ON HUAWEI

    May 09, 2019

    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has taken aim at both China and the UK as he ratcheted up the Trump administration's ongoing war on Huawei, the Chinese tech giant. Pompeo was in the UK on Wednesday, during which he took the opportunity to scold the expected decision of Theresa May's govern...


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    SENIOR MILITARY AND TRUMP OFFICIALS IN WASHINGTON ESCALATE IRAN WARNINGS

    May 09, 2019

    Three days after President Trump’s national security advisor announced the president was sending U.S. warships and bombers toward Iran, senior military officials fanned out across Washington on Wednesday to sound the alarm, amid skepticism of the administration’s claim that a “cred...


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    FCC VOTES TO DENY CHINA MOBILE BID TO OPERATE IN U.S.

    May 09, 2019

    The Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously on Thursday to deny China Mobile Ltd’s bid to provide U.S. telecommunications services and said it was reviewing similar approvals held by two other Chinese telecom firms. China Mobile, which is owned by the Chinese government, sought app...


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    HOUSE DEMOCRATS THREATEN TO WITHHOLD SOME FEDS' SALARIES OVER ADMINISTRATION'S FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH INVESTIGATIONS

    May 08, 2019

    House Democrats on Tuesday threatened to withhold the salaries of select employees at three federal departments, citing the Trump administration’s failure to comply with requests for interviews. Officials at the departments of Justice, Commerce and Interior face the potential of withdrawn pay,...


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    PROGRESS ON THE RETIREMENT BACKLOG, AND A PANEL APPEARS SET TO CONSIDER SHUTDOWN BILLS

    May 08, 2019

    The Office of Personnel Management brought its backlog of pending retirement claims below 18,000 last month for the first time since September 2018. According to statistics released by OPM this week, the agency received 6,993 new claims in April, a decrease from the more than 10,000 new requests in ...


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    UK GOVERNMENT STARTS TO ACCEPT APPLE PAY AND GOOGLE PAY

    May 08, 2019

    The UK government has announced that it will now allow payments to be made with mobile phones through Apple Pay and Google Pay.  An initial trial of four government services being payable through Apple Pay and Google Pay has already been launched. Following the initial trial, it is planned to r...


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    WHITE HOUSE DEFIES CONGRESS ON MCGAHN SUBPOENA AS TRUMP BATTLES DEMOCRATS

    May 07, 2019

    The White House on Tuesday instructed Don McGahn, its former counsel, to refuse to comply with a congressional subpoena for documents related to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia inquiry, intensifying a fight between President Donald Trump’s administration and Democratic lawmakers....


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    WALL STREET EXTENDS FALL AS U.S-CHINA TRADE WORRIES MOUNT

    May 07, 2019

    U.S. stocks slid more than 1 percent on Tuesday in a broad-based selloff led by technology shares, as escalating trade tensions between the United States and China triggered global growth fears and kept investors away from riskier assets. Beijing said on Tuesday that Chinese Vice Premier Liu He will...


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    ONE STATE'S PROVEN STRATEGY FOR CIVIL SERVICE REFORM

    May 07, 2019

    Former Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam initiated civil service reform in 2011, the first year of his two-term administration, and under his leadership the initiative was a solid success that is relevant at all levels of government.  The Republican former Mayor of Knoxville was a business executive p...


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    UK IS FIRST COUNTRY TO DECLARE STATE OF CLIMATE EMERGENCY

    May 06, 2019

    Following weeks of protests in cities all around the country, the United Kingdom has become the first country in the world to declare a state of environment and climate emergency.  The United Kingdom has declared a state of environment and climate emergency, the first country in the world to do...


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    TRUMP DISCUSSES NORTH KOREA WITH JAPAN'S ABE AFTER TESTS

    May 06, 2019

    U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he had spoken with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe about North Korea and trade after North Korea raised doubts about the future of denuclearization dialogue with new weapons tests. In a tweet, Trump described his talk with Abe, a close ally, as a “...


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    MADISON LOGIC UNVEILS NEW DATA CLOUD TO ACCELERATE ABM FOR B2B ORGANIZATIONS GLOBALLY

    May 06, 2019

    Madison Logic, the leading global account-based marketing (ABM) platform, today announces the launch of the ML Data Cloud, powering cutting-edge ABM to accelerate your pipeline and convert your best accounts faster. With state-of-the-art architecture, rich data, and a robust data gateway, the ML Dat...

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    FED UP CANADA TELLS U.S. TO HELP WITH CHINA CRISIS OR FORGET ABOUT FAVORS

    May 05, 2019

    Canada is leaning on the United States to help settle a dispute with China, which has started to block imports of vital Canadian commodities amid a dispute over a detained Huawei executive. In a sign of increasing frustration at what it sees as a lackluster U.S. response, Prime Minister Justin Trude...


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    AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT SOURCES BLAST US OFFICIAL WHO DESCRIBED US-CHINA CLASH AS A RACE CONTEST

    May 03, 2019

    Australian policymakers have criticised controversial comments from a Trump Administration official who cast the brewing geopolitical contest between the US and China as a clash of different races. The director of policy planning at the State Department, Kiron Skinner, said China posed an economic a...


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    TRUMP ADMINISTRATION SET TO IMPOSE DUTIES ON YARN FROM CHINA, INDIA

    May 02, 2019

    In another example of the Trump administration’s aggressive enforcement of U.S. trade law, the Department of Commerce is poised to begin collecting countervailing and antidumping duties on polyester-textured yarn imported from China and India. The move comes after two major U.S.-based syntheti...


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    EXPLAINER: HOW POWERFUL ARE U.S. CONGRESS SUBPOENAS, CONTEMPT CITATIONS?

    May 02, 2019

    U.S. House Democrats threatened on Thursday to hold Attorney General William Barr in “contempt of Congress” for not complying with a subpoena to hand over an unredacted version of the Mueller report. What does that mean? Congress does not arrest and detain people for ignoring its subpoen...


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    BIDEN'S RISE IN 2020 RACE CATCHES TRUMP'S EYE, UNNERVES HIS ALLIES

    May 02, 2019

    Joe Biden’s rapid emergence as front-runner in the race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination has caught the attention of President Donald Trump and unnerved some of his allies, who believe Biden is a potentially dangerous rival. Biden soared from “will-he-or-won’t-he-run...


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    STATES, TRUMP ADMINISTRATION FILE ARGUMENTS AGAINST ‘OBAMACARE’

    May 01, 2019

    A coalition of states and the Trump administration on Wednesday submitted their arguments against the federal health care law, arguing Congress’ elimination of the law’s tax penalty in 2017 not only made the provision unconstitutional but the entirety of “Obamacare” as well. ...


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    MEXICAN SENATE PASSES LABOR BILL, KEY TO APPROVING NEW NAFTA

    Apr 30, 2019

    Mexico’s Senate approved a bill to strengthen the rights of trade unions on Monday, one of the final steps toward enacting a law that Democratic U.S. lawmakers have insisted must pass before they can proceed to a vote on the revamped North American trade pact. The bill, which was passed by the...


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    UNION VOWS TO FIGHT HHS EFFORT TO IMPLEMENT PARTIAL CONTRACT, INCLUDING TELEWORK CUTS

    Apr 30, 2019

    The Health and Human Services Department is preparing to implement a partial collective bargaining agreement with a federal employee union later this week, setting the stage for a legal battle between labor and management. On April 1, the Federal Service Impasses Panel, an independent agency tasked ...


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    LATEST EFFORT TO OVERHAUL THE POSTAL SERVICE HITS NEW SNAG

    Apr 30, 2019

    Lawmakers voiced frustration on Tuesday with U.S. Postal Service leadership for holding up a sweeping reform they have failed to pass for nearly a decade, blaming a lack of legislative progress on the agency’s inability to provide a business plan to Congress. Members of both major political pa...


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    LAWMAKERS DEBATE FUTURE OF LOAN RELIEF FOR PUBLIC WORKERS

    Apr 29, 2019

    In 2007, the U.S. government made a promise to public service workers: Make 10 years of payments on their federal student loans and any remaining debt would be erased. But officials have largely failed to deliver.  And that's left lawmakers questioning whether to end the program or try to f...


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    AUSTRALIA'S OPPOSITION LABOR LEAD OVER GOVERNMENT SLIPS AHEAD OF ELECTION: POLL

    Apr 29, 2019

    The opposition Labor Party’s lead over Australia’s conservative coalition government narrowed further, while a minor right-wing party gained support, a closely watched opinion poll showed on Monday ahead of a general election on May 18. The Newspoll was released on the day that early vot...


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    SCOTTISH BUSINESSES AFTER BREXIT: UK GOVERNMENT CALLS FOR INPUT

    Apr 29, 2019

    The UK government and Scottish Chamber of Commerce have issued a call to Scottish businesses to make their views heard on post-Brexit trade agreements. The Scottish Chamber of Commerce will act as a representative for businesses across Scotland on the newly-formed Strategic Trade Advisory Group, cha...


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    UK GOVERNMENT ADVISERS TO RECOMMEND NET ZERO EMISSIONS BY 2050

    Apr 28, 2019

    The UK’s chief advisory body on climate change will recommend the government legislates to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050, by far the toughest binding target for any big economy. The Committee on Climate Change, which is to publish its keenly awaited recommendations this w...


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    FACTBOX: TRUMP STONEWALLS HOUSE DEMOCRATS ON MULTIPLE PROBES

    Apr 26, 2019

    President Donald Trump is flatly refusing to cooperate in numerous U.S. congressional probes of himself and his administration, taking a defiant stance that could trigger protracted court fights with House of Representatives Democrats. In an unprecedented step, the Trump administration has filed a l...


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    HOUSE DEMOCRATS DEMAND DOCUMENTS ON TRUMP'S DHS PURGE

    Apr 26, 2019

    The chairmen of three U.S. House committees sought documents on Thursday related to recent Trump administration firings of top Department of Homeland Security officials, escalating tensions between congressional Democrats and the White House over immigration policy. U.S. Representatives Elijah Cummi...


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    VISA REJECTIONS FOR TECH WORKERS SPIKE UNDER TRUMP

    Apr 25, 2019

    IN NOVEMBER OF 2018, Usha and her husband Sudhir received the news they never expected: the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services declined to extend Usha’s work visa, meaning the couple and their daughter would have 180 days to leave the country before the US government would cons...


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    U.S. BIOFUEL TRADE GROUP ASKS JUDGE TO HALT NEW EPA SMALL REFINERY WAIVERS: DOCUMENTS

    Apr 25, 2019

    A U.S. biofuels trade group asked a federal court on Wednesday to stop the Environmental Protection Agency from giving refiners new waivers from the country’s biofuels law until the agency reverts to the tougher criteria it used to assess applications before Donald Trump’s presidency, ac...


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    KENYA’S FOREIGN TRADE DISPUTES COSTLY - EXPERTS

    Apr 25, 2019

    Kenya spends at least Sh500 million in defending a single case filed by investors at international courts under the Bilateral Investment Treaties, according to a regional trade negotiation institute. The Southern and Eastern Africa Trade Information and Negotiations Institute (SEATINI) and EcoNews A...


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    TRUMP JUST CONFIRMED HIS ADMINISTRATION IS LYING IN CENSUS CASE

    Apr 25, 2019

    The Census Act requires the federal government to get a rough count of the U.S. population every ten years using the best available tools and techniques. The Trump administration says that to fulfill this duty in 2020, it will need to add a new question to the Census one that asks respondents to dis...


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    6SENSE EXPANDS INTEGRATION WITH HUBSPOT FOR HEIGHTENED ACCOUNT BASED ORCHESTRATION

    Apr 25, 2019

    6sense, a leading Account Based Orchestration Platform, powered by AI, announced $27 million in funding. The round was led by Industry Ventures and included participation from existing investors Bain Capital Ventures, Battery Ventures, Costanoa Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, and Venrock. “We b...

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    TRUMP PLAN DOESN'T INCLUDE JORDAN-PALESTINIAN UNION: U.S. ENVOY

    Apr 24, 2019

    An architect of a still-secret U.S. plan to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict took to Twitter again on Wednesday to disclose another element that it would not contain - a confederation with neighboring Jordan. U.S. President Donald Trump’s Middle East envoy, Jason Greenblatt, had already tw...


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    PENCE STUMPS IN MICHIGAN FOR NEW TRADE DEAL, TRUMP’S RE-ELECTION

    Apr 24, 2019

    Vice President Mike Pence made a trip through Southeast Michigan Wednesday morning, touring the Dearborn Ford auto plant before appearing after a panel of auto industry executives in Taylor to advocate for a new North American trade deal. Pence’s remarks hit familiar notes, lavishly praising P...


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    NETANYAHU WANTS TO NAME A NEW GOLAN HEIGHTS SETTLEMENT AFTER TRUMP

    Apr 24, 2019

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his country may soon name a new community in the Golan Heights region after President Trump. Breaking with long-standing worldwide consensus last month, Trump officially recognised Israel's annexation of the strategic plateau that it seized from Syr...


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    HOUSE DEMOCRATS WRESTLE WITH WHITE HOUSE OVER INVESTIGATIONS

    Apr 24, 2019

    The struggle between House Democrats and the Trump administration over investigations intensified as a former White House official defied a subpoena and the Treasury Department ignored a deadline for providing President Donald Trump's tax returns. Rep. Elijah Cummings, the chairman of the House ...


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    TRUMP'S IRAN SANCTIONS ARE 'THE ULTIMATE HIGH WIRE ACT FOR OIL PRICES,' ANALYSTS SAY

    Apr 24, 2019

    As President Donald Trump moves to shut Iran out of the oil market, other top producers are facing output disruptions. And analysts say higher energy costs could be felt by consumers as soon as this summer. The Trump administration said Monday it would not renew waivers that had shielded eight count...


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    WHAT THE SUPREME COURT SAID ABOUT THE 2020 CENSUS CITIZENSHIP QUESTION

    Apr 24, 2019

    The fight over the Trump administration’s effort to add a citizenship question to the next census a push that has given the constitutionally mandated decennial count an unusually emotional charge has reached the U.S. Supreme Court. On Tuesday, the court’s justices heard oral arguments in...


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    TOP U.S. OFFICIALS TO HOLD TRADE TALKS IN CHINA NEXT WEEK

    Apr 23, 2019

    U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will travel to Beijing for trade talks beginning on April 30, the White House said in a statement on Tuesday. It said Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, who will lead the Beijing talks for China, will also travel to Washingt...


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    CHINA SHOWS OFF NEW DESTROYER AS XI VIEWS NAVAL PARADE

    Apr 23, 2019

    China showed off the first of its new generation of guided missile destroyers on Tuesday as President Xi Jinping reviewed a major naval parade through mist and rain to mark 70 years since the founding of China’s navy. Xi is overseeing a sweeping plan to refurbish the People’s Liberation ...


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    SPANISH GENERAL ELECTION CANDIDATES CLASH OVER CATALONIA

    Apr 23, 2019

    The main candidates in Spain’s general election on Monday clashed over how to handle Catalonia’s independence drive, accusing each other of lying in a tense television debate that left questions open on what coalition deals could be struck. Spain’s parliamentary election on April 2...


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    US PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP TO MAKE STATE VISIT TO UK IN JUNE

    Apr 23, 2019

    US President Donald Trump is to make a state visit to the UK in June, Buckingham Palace has confirmed. Trump and his wife Melania will be guests of the Queen during the three-day visit, which begins on June 3. The long-awaited state visit comes more than two years after Prime Minister Theresa May of...


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    WHITE HOUSE TELLS OFFICIAL NOT TO COMPLY WITH DEMOCRATIC SUBPOENA

    Apr 23, 2019

    The White House has instructed a former official who was in charge of the security clearance process to not comply with a House subpoena demanding his appearance for an interview, the latest move by the Trump administration to thwart Democratic-led investigations into all aspects of the presidency. ...


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    MEDICARE’S FISCAL OUTLOOK DETERIORATES AS 2026 FUNDING CLIFF LOOMS, TRUMP ADMINISTRATION SAYS

    Apr 22, 2019

    Medicare’s Hospital Insurance Trust Fund is set to run out of money by 2026, as lower tax revenue and higher payments to medical providers have helped weaken the long-term fiscal outlook of the health care program for America’s senior citizens, the Trump administration said on Monday. Me...


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    TRUMP SUES IN BID TO BLOCK CONGRESSIONAL SUBPOENA OF FINANCIAL RECORDS

    Apr 22, 2019

    President Donald Trump sued his own accounting firm and the Democratic chairman of the House Oversight Committee at the same time on Monday, April 22, - trying an unusual tactic to stop the firm from giving the committee details about Trump's past financial dealings. The suit, filed in federal c...


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    WHY HUD WANTS TO RESTRICT ASSISTANCE FOR IMMIGRANTS

    Apr 22, 2019

    The Trump administration is targeting immigrants with a new policy—this time, by seeking to restrict housing assistance for families with mixed-citizenship status. On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) proposed a new rule that seeks to vet all members of fami...


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    JAPAN PM ABE'S RULING BLOC SUFFERS RARE LOSSES IN TWO BY-ELECTIONS

    Apr 22, 2019

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling bloc suffered two rare losses in by-elections on Sunday in an apparent warning from voters not to get complacent ahead of a national election for parliament’s upper house later this year. The defeats in a lower house by-election in Osaka, weste...


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    VICE CHIEF OF UK DEFENCE STAFF TALKS BREXIT, BUDGET AND LITTORAL SHIPS

    Apr 22, 2019

    The United Kingdom’s defense plans are at an inflection point. This September, a major government review will lay out its budget for the next several years. The government recently announced plans for a new littoral fleet, while also buying a series of expensive American-made airplanes. And lo...


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    WARREN UNVEILS $640 BILLION COLLEGE DEBT FORGIVENESS PLAN

    Apr 22, 2019

    Democrat Elizabeth Warren is proposing the elimination of existing student loan debt for millions of Americans, part of a sweeping set of education funding proposals announced as she and other presidential candidates seek to differentiate themselves in a sprawling field. The Massachusetts senator sa...


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    FOCUS ON CLIMATE CHANGE: FOOD MAJORS TO US GOVERNMENT

    Apr 19, 2019

    Four food brands are pushing the government of the United States of America (US) for a stronger climate change policy. Climate change is impacting the growth of raw materials used for producing a food product  natural disasters like flooding, heat waves and drought are ruining crops across the ...


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    SCHOLAR PREDICTS GOVERNMENT REFORM COULD MOTIVATE 2020 VOTERS

    Apr 19, 2019

    Themes for the off-and-running 2020 election campaign will clearly include standbys like the economy and immigration as well as fresh controversies over President Trump’s conduct and governing style. But new research on voter attitudes toward Washington suggests a new alignment that could plac...


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    U.S. GOVERNMENT LOST NEARLY $40 BILLION IN TAX REVENUE BECAUSE OF OPIOID CRISIS

    Apr 18, 2019

    The opioid epidemic is costly for a myriad of reasons, and now researchers have found that it may have affected both federal and state government tax revenues. According to a study conducted by researchers from Penn State University, the opioid crisis has led to a great deal of unemployment, which m...


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    SENATE DEMOCRATS ARE TO BLAME FOR UNFILLED POSTS IN TRUMP ADMINISTRATION

    Apr 18, 2019

    Those trying to blame President Donald Trump for the fact that so many posts within the executive branch are being filled by “acting” officials are shifting the blame in the wrong direction. The problem lies in the Senate, where Democrats have waged an unprecedented campaign to prevent h...


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    TRUMP’S IRAN STRATEGY COLLIDES WITH OIL MARKET REALITIES

    Apr 18, 2019

    The Trump administration must decide by May 2 whether to allow Iran to continue exporting crude oil a decision with huge implications for Washington’s Iran strategy and the oil market. The big picture: Since withdrawing from the nuclear deal last May, the U.S. has steadily ratcheted up economi...


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    DONALD TRUMP’S TRADE WAR WITH CHINA ISN’T A WIN

    Apr 18, 2019

    In March 2018, President Donald Trump uttered his famous declaration that “trade wars are good and easy to win”. A little more than a year later, it looks as if Trump is losing the trade war he started with China. The tariffs that Trump slapped on Chinese goods and the additional tariffs...


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    THE US GOVERNMENT REALLY DOESN’T WANT CHINA’S LARGEST CARRIER TO COME TO THE US

    Apr 17, 2019

    In a statement released today on the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) website, FCC chairman Ajit Pai said that he opposes China Mobile’s attempt of becoming a U.S. telecommunications provider. The largest telecommunications provider and carrier in the world, China Mobile submitt...


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    UNDER TRUMP, IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT DOMINATES HOMELAND SECURITY MISSION

    Apr 17, 2019

    Built on a hill in Southeast Washington, the new $5 billion headquarters of the Department of Homeland Security has a commanding view of the nation’s capital, a sentry post meant to symbolize DHS’s role as protector of the United States. But as thousands of DHS employees relocate to the ...


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    FORMER U.S. INTERIOR SECRETARY ZINKE JOINS MINE EXPLORATION FIRM'S BOARD

    Apr 17, 2019

    Former U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who stepped down in December amid ethics investigations, has joined the board of junior mining exploration company U.S. Gold Corp, the company said on Tuesday. Zinke, who ran the Interior Department, which oversees America’s vast public lands, aggress...


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    U.S. RESTRICTIONS ON QATAR AIRWAYS COULD LEAD TO UNRAVELING OF AVIATION AGREEMENTS: AIRLINES

    Apr 17, 2019

    The U.S. government should not restrict Qatar Airways or Air Italy from flying to the United States because it may lead to the unraveling of other aviation agreements around the world, three U.S. airlines said in a letter to officials on Wednesday. Washington is scrutinizing state-owned Qatar Airway...


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    TRUMP’S WAR ON GOVERNMENT IS GOING SWIMMINGLY

    Apr 17, 2019

    When Donald Trump ran for president, many in the Republican Party worried about the depths of his commitment to ideological conservatism in particular whether he truly had a desire to shrink government. After all, he would sometimes blurt out promises to not cut Medicare or Social Security, and his ...


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    LIONBRIDGE AGAIN NAMED ONE OF AMERICA'S BEST EMPLOYERS BY FORBES

    Apr 17, 2019

    Lionbridge Technologies is proud to announce it has again been named one of America's Best Employers by Forbes, which also recognized Lionbridge as a Best Employer for Women in 2018. The 2019 list recognizes organizations across a variety of industries that employ more than 1,000 people in the U...

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    6SENSE SECURES $27 MILLION TO ADVANCE BOLD VISION IN B2B AND ABM

    Apr 16, 2019

    6sense, a leading Account Based Orchestration Platform, powered by AI, announced $27 million in funding. The round was led by Industry Ventures and included participation from existing investors Bain Capital Ventures, Battery Ventures, Costanoa Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, and Venrock. “We b...

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    BRAZIL GOVERNMENT PLEDGES TO KEEP HAND OFF PETROBRAS

    Apr 16, 2019

    Petroleo Brasileiro SA’s market-based diesel pricing policy remains unchanged and Brazil’s president has no intention of meddling in Petrobras’ internal affairs, high-ranking government officials said on Tuesday. A call by President Jair Bolsonaro last week to the chief executive o...


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    EX-MASSACHUSETTS GOVERNOR CHALLENGES TRUMP IN 2020 REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL RACE

    Apr 16, 2019

    Former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld announced his candidacy on Monday to challenge President Donald Trump for the 2020 Republican presidential nomination. Weld, 73, who served two terms as governor, from 1991-1997, enters as a long-shot candidate against an incumbent president who has remained p...


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    TRUMP'S BATTLE WITH SANCTUARY CITIES IS THE NEXT PHASE OF HIS CONFRONTATION WITH URBAN AMERICA

    Apr 16, 2019

    President Donald Trump's threats to relocate undocumented immigrants and asylum seekers to "sanctuary cities" capture his determination to constantly press the boundaries of law and morality with hardline immigration policies. But it may reveal even more about his political posture tow...


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    TRUMP’S ‘AMERICA FIRST’ AND THE H-1B VISA CAP

    Apr 16, 2019

    The recent announcement by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that it has already received enough applications for H-1B visas to meet the Congressionally-mandated cap of 65,000 visas for the financial year 2020 took many by surprise and broke even more hearts. What is more surprisin...


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    SLUMPING INDIA’S TRADE PRIVILEGE COULD HIT US CONSUMERS, SAYS SENATOR

    Apr 16, 2019

    Trump Administration’s retaliatory plan to conclude the preferential duty-free imports of up to 5.6 billion worth of Indian goods, a privilege widely known as GSP (Generalized System of Preferences), could raise costs of Indian goods for American customers, two US Senator had stated in US trad...


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    DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE KAMALA HARRIS RELEASES 15 YEARS OF TAX RETURNS

    Apr 15, 2019

    Democratic U.S. Senator Kamala Harris released on Sunday 15 years of tax returns through 2018, offering the most complete look to date at a presidential candidate’s finances. Harris held public office during the years 2004 through 2018. With her husband, Douglas Emhoff, an attorney, she had a ...

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    U.S. HAS NO TIMELINE FOR CHANGE IN VENEZUELA GOVERNMENT, OFFICIAL SAYS

    Apr 15, 2019

    The United States has no timeline for a change in government in Venezuela, a U.S. top official said, but is certain embattled President Nicolas Maduro will not remain in power. Washington has imposed a raft of sanctions against Maduro’s government in an attempt to pressure him out of power and...


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    DEMOCRATS FEUD OVER DRUG PRICING POLICY, AS PROGRESSIVES PUSH PRAGMATISTS TO BE BOLDER

    Apr 15, 2019

    Democratic leadership and the party’s progressive flank are feuding over how best to lower drug prices. In recent weeks, tensions between the two camps have escalated, and some fights have even spilled into public view. In a high-profile tug of war, lawmakers hoping to strike an accord with th...


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    THE TRUTH ABOUT U.S. TAXES IS THAT THEY AREN’T HIGH ENOUGH

    Apr 15, 2019

    Monday being tax day, it’s only proper to deliver an important home truth to American taxpayers: You don’t pay enough. That isn’t a reference to the hoary old questions about whether corporations and the rich pay their fair share (they don’t, but more on that in a moment). It...


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    TRUMP CAMPAIGN HAS UNRIVALLED FUNDS BEFORE US ELECTION

    Apr 15, 2019

    President Donald Trump's re-election campaign is set to report that it raised more than $30m in the first quarter of 2019, edging out his top two Democratic rivals combined, according to The Associated Press news agency. The haul brings the campaign's cash-on-hand to $40.8m, an unprecedented...


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    AMID TRADE WAR FEARS, EU OVERRULES FRANCE AND GREEN LIGHTS TALKS WITH USA

    Apr 15, 2019

    The EU's 28 member states had struggled for months to agree on a mandate to open the talks, with some fearing the delay would restart a trade war with US President Donald Trump. But EU ministers meeting in Luxembourg approved a mandate to negotiate "an agreement limited to the elimination o...


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    HOUSE DEMOCRATS SUBPOENA DEUTSCHE BANK IN TRUMP INVESTIGATION

    Apr 15, 2019

    House Democrats on Monday issued a subpoena to the German lender Deutsche Bank seeking information on President Donald Trump’s finances, a major escalation of their investigation into his business dealings. In addition to the Deutsche Bank subpoena, House Democrats subpoenaed other banks ...


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    ON POMPEO'S LATIN AMERICA VISIT, VENEZUELA CRISIS AND CHINA TRADE LOOM LARGE

    Apr 12, 2019

    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday began a three-day visit to Chile, Paraguay and Peru, a clutch of fast-growing countries in a region where China’s growing presence is a concern for Washington and Venezuela’s crisis has escalated. It will be the first time since 1965 that a U...


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    TRUMP TO HOLD EVENT FRIDAY ON 5G, RURAL BROADBAND -WHITE HOUSE

    Apr 12, 2019

    U.S. President Donald Trump is set to hold a White House event on Friday with the country’s top communications regulator on next-generation 5G wireless networks and efforts to boost rural broadband internet access. A White House spokesman confirmed that Federal Communications Commission Chairm...


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    TRUMP GIVES 2020 DEMOCRATS A NATIONAL-SECURITY ‘OPPORTUNITY,’ SAYS REP. MOULTON

    Apr 11, 2019

    Seth Moulton isn’t running for president yet. But the Massachusetts congressman is joining a growing chorus of Democrats who believe that his party should try to beat President Trump in 2020 on national security. “I recognize that the polling doesn’t have national security as a top...


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    37 CHINESE FIRMS AND UNIVERSITIES ADDED TO US ‘UNVERIFIED LIST’ TELLING SUPPLIERS TO HANDLE THEM WITH CARE

    Apr 11, 2019

    The US has put dozens of Chinese companies and universities on a Commerce Department “unverified list” demanding extra caution from US suppliers in dealing with these organisations. A 32-page report published on Thursday added a total of 50 bodies to the list making it harder for US comp...


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    NEW STATS REVEAL GROWING SHORTFALL IN GOVERNMENT EMISSIONS TARGETS

    Apr 11, 2019

    The UK now looks all but certain to miss emissions reductions targets out to 2032, new statistics out today have revealed. And the fresh projections compiled by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) confirm that “projected shortfalls” against the country&rsqu...


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    ISRAELI POLITICS, RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS COULD FURTHER DELAY TRUMP’S PEACE PLAN

    Apr 11, 2019

    US President Donald Trump is unlikely to roll out his Mideast peace plan until after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sets up his new government, Israeli officials said, despite US National Security Council John Bolton’s comment Wednesday that it could be published in the “very near fut...


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    US SENATE LEGISLATION EXPANDS ENERGY, DEFENCE TIES WITH ISRAEL, GREECE, CYPRUS

    Apr 10, 2019

    The US would expand support for a trilateral partnership in the Eastern Mediterranean between Israel, Greece and Cyprus, as the three nations develop large natural gas fields in the region under legislation introduced by US Senators Bob Menendez and Marco Rubio. "The Eastern Mediterranean Secur...


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    MASSACHUSETTS DEMOCRATS KEEN ON MAJOR TAX INCREASES, BUT MAYBE NOT THIS YEAR

    Apr 10, 2019

    Democratic leaders in both branches are now saying it’s unlikely the Massachusetts Legislature will pursue substantial new revenue proposals as part of next fiscal year’s state budget, with Senate Ways and Means Committee chairman Michael Rodrigues on Tuesday joining House Speaker Robert...


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    UK'S THERESA MAY TO REQUEST BREXIT DELAY AS DEADLINE LOOMS

    Apr 10, 2019

    Prime Minister Theresa May is off to Brussels to ask for a delay to Britain's departure from the European Union. EU leaders want to know she has a plan to break the U.K.'s political impasse, but talks between the British government and its political opponents over a compromise have yet to be...


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    GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL SAYS THERE’S DEMAND FOR UK INSURANCE WORLDWIDE DESPITE BREXIT

    Apr 10, 2019

    A senior government official has pointed to significant demand for the UK market's insurance products, as well as its insurtech developments, in a post-Brexit world A senior government official says he is “positive” about the worldwide demand for insurance from the UK market post-Bre...


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    US DEMOCRATS PREPARE BORDER BILLS, SAY TRUMP INFLAMES SITUATION

    Apr 10, 2019

    Under pressure to show they have solutions, Democrats are honing proposals to address the surge of families entering the United States at the southern border, a problem they say President Donald Trump's restrictive immigration policies are inflaming. House Democrats plan to introduce legislation...


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    TRUMP 'WILL CONTINUE TO RATCHET UP PRESSURE' ON IRAN: POMPEO

    Apr 10, 2019

    U.S. President Donald Trump will increase pressure on Iran, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday, but he declined specific comment on whether the administration would continue sanctions waivers for countries that import Iranian oil. Pompeo told a U.S. Senate committee he had “...


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    MEXICO GOVERNMENT SLAMS U.S. BORDER SLOWDOWN AS 'VERY BAD IDEA'

    Apr 10, 2019

    Mexico’s foreign minister on Wednesday criticised hold-ups in the flow of goods and people at the U.S-Mexico border, and said he planned to discuss the matter with U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials later in the day. After days of traffic delays at sections of the border that have ...


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    DESPITE DIFFERENCES, U.S., GERMAN YIELD CURVES FLASH SLOWDOWN WARNINGS

    Apr 09, 2019

    Parts of the U.S. Treasury yield curve have begun moving in opposing directions, but closer scrutiny shows each section is signaling the same warning that the era of expanding economic growth and interest rate hikes is nearing an end. Analysts say Europe’s yield curve is also signaling economi...


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    MNUCHIN SAYS TREASURY LAWYERS CONSULTED WHITE HOUSE ON TRUMP TAX RETURNS

    Apr 09, 2019

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Tuesday that Treasury Department lawyers had held “informational” discussions with the White House about an expected request from House Democrats for President Donald Trump’s tax returns. Democrats are pursuing Trump’s returns un...


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    UK GOVERNMENT ACCUSED OF 'PUTTING PROFIT BEFORE LIVES' IN CASE AIMED AT STOPPING ARMS EXPORTS TO SAUDI ARABIA

    Apr 09, 2019

    The government has been accused of “putting profit before people’s lives” ahead of the start of a High Court case aimed at stopping the UK from exporting arms to Saudi Arabia. The case is being brought by the group Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT), which claims there is “ov...


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    EU PLEDGES FULL SUPPORT FOR IRELAND AS BREXIT LOOMS

    Apr 09, 2019

    The European Union’s (EU) chief negotiator for Brexit Michel Barnier has said that Ireland has the “full support” of Brussels and emphasised that all community members “remain united” in their stance vis-a-vis the UK’s departure from the bloc. Barnier’s rema...


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    U.S. PROSECUTORS SEEK LENIENCY FOR POLITICAL CONSULTANT TIED TO RUSSIA PROBE

    Apr 09, 2019

    A veteran political consultant who pleaded guilty in August in a case spun out of U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe should get a lenient sentence to account for his “substantial” assistance in other criminal investigations, U.S. prosecutors said on Monday. Samuel P...


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    MCCONNELL’S PUSH TO CONFIRM NOMINEES SHELVES TRUMP’S PLANS

    Apr 08, 2019

    Mitch McConnell says the Senate will be in the “personnel business” this year. But the majority leader’s focus on confirming President Donald Trump’s nominees is coming at the expense of any big legislative priorities. Nearly 100 days into the new Congress, the drive to confi...


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    HOW OBAMA HOLDOVER SALLY YATES HELPED SINK MICHAEL FLYNN

    Apr 08, 2019

    In late January 2017, President Obama’s deputy attorney general Sally Yates made a couple of urgent trips from the Department of Justice building to the White House, carrying information she believed to be critical to U.S. national security. Yates was aware, likely through intercepts of Russia...


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    TRUMP'S NEW DHS PICK FACES LEGAL UNCERTAINTY

    Apr 08, 2019

    President Trump’s pick to take over the Homeland Security Department on a temporary basis could face a legal challenge to his appointment, as a federal statute appears to require another official to assume the job. Former DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen stepped down over the weekend, creating a...


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    SHAKE UP AT HOMELAND SECURITY AS BORDER CRISIS MOUNTS

    Apr 07, 2019

    Just days after traveling to the U.S.-Mexico border to deal with a surge in migrants crossing from Latin America, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is stepping down. President Trump announced Nielsen’s abrupt resignation in a tweet Sunday evening. “I am pleased to announce tha...


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    MULVANEY VOWS DEMS WILL 'NEVER' SEE TRUMP'S TAX RETURNS, DESPITE RENEWED PUSH

    Apr 07, 2019

    Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney told "Fox News Sunday" in an exclusive interview that Democrats will "never" see President Trump's tax returns, days after a House Democrat committee chairman made the unprecedented demand that the IRS provide the documents. Mul...


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    U.S. JOB GROWTH REBOUNDS IN MARCH, BUT WAGE GAINS MODERATE

    Apr 05, 2019

    U.S. employment growth accelerated from a 17-month low in March as milder weather boosted hiring in sectors like construction, which could further allay fears of an abrupt slowdown in economic activity in the first quarter. Worsening worker shortages and lingering effects of tighter financial market...


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    UK GOVERNMENT COULD HOLD SOCIAL MEDIA EXECS PERSONALLY LIABLE FOR HARMFUL CONTENT

    Apr 05, 2019

    The UK government is set to publish a white paper outlining a tough new duty of care on the part of social media executives, by holding them personally responsible for the distribution of harmful content on their platforms. According to the Guardian, which has obtained a leaked copy of the report, t...


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    PARTS OF UK GOVERNMENT RISK FURTHER CUTS AFTER AUSTERITY ENDS: HAMMOND

    Apr 05, 2019

    An end to austerity in Britain does not mean all government departments will see their budgets keep pace with inflation, Conservative finance minister Philip Hammond said on Friday. Last year Hammond announced that years of self-enforced thrift over government spending was coming to an end, a claim ...


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    GREEN CARD ORGANIZATION MAKING THE ‘AMERICAN DREAM’ A REALITY TO PERSONS WHO WANT LIVE & WORK IN USA

    Apr 04, 2019

    Every year, millions of people submit their application for a chance to win the Green Card Lottery. Winning the Green Card Lottery, to them, means a further step towards fulfilling their dreams of living and working in the United States of America permanently. Unfortunately, many of them have had th...

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    SENIOR OFFICIAL RESIGNS AS NEPOTISM ROW HITS PORTUGAL'S GOVERNMENT

    Apr 04, 2019

    A senior Portuguese government official quit on Thursday over accusations of misconduct in picking his cousin as his deputy, in an escalation of a wider nepotism row that could undermine the ruling Socialists ahead of an election in October. Carlos Martins, who ranks No. 2 in the Environment Ministr...


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    U.S. SENATORS WANT STIFF SANCTIONS TO DETER RUSSIA ELECTION MEDDLING

    Apr 04, 2019

    U.S. Republican and Democratic senators introduced legislation on Wednesday seeking to deter Russia from meddling in U.S. elections by threatening stiff sanctions on its banking, energy and defense industries and sovereign debt. The “Deter Act” is the latest effort by U.S. lawmakers to i...


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    ANALYSIS: CONGRESSIONAL OVERSIGHT IS AT THE HEART OF AMERICA’S DEMOCRACY

    Apr 04, 2019

    President Donald Trump increasingly acts as though he believes he can ignore Congress and set wide-ranging national policies on his own. He has, for instance, recently taken unilateral steps to cut off foreign aid to countries he says are sending too many migrants to the United States. He wants to r...


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    HOUSE DEMOCRATS ATTACK INTERIOR’S 'ILL-ADVISED' REORG PLAN

    Apr 03, 2019

    The Trump administration’s plan to spend $25.3 million to reorganize the Interior Department came under fire at a House appropriations subcommittee hearing on Wednesday, as a Democratic chairwoman blasted it as “ill-advised” and said the department’s justification was too vag...


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    TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO SIGNS ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT WITH UK

    Apr 03, 2019

    On Monday, Trinidad and Tobago became the latest Caribbean Community (CARICOM) regional country poised to take full advantage of the ten-year-old economic partnership agreement (EPA) signed between the Caribbean Forum (CARIFORUM) and the European Union. Signing the EPA between CARIFORUM states and t...


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    NATO CHIEF TELLS CONGRESS OF 'SERIOUS' ALLIANCE DIVISIONS

    Apr 03, 2019

    In the first address to Congress by a NATO head, Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday acknowledged serious divisions within the alliance and called for bigger defense budgets to cope with global challenges such as Russian assertiveness, the core reason NATO was created in Washington 70 years ago this week....


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    DEMOCRATS BLOCK GOP EFFORT TO SHORTEN DEBATE ON NOMINATIONS

    Apr 03, 2019

    The party-line vote is another step toward a potential power play by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who is considering ramming the rules change through later this week using an arcane parliamentary maneuver. The proposed rules change would limit debate on most nominees to two hours instead ...


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    US HOUSE PASSES BILL TO KEEP US IN PARIS CLIMATE ACCORD

    Apr 03, 2019

    The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives on Thursday passed legislation that would prevent President Donald Trump from following through on his withdrawal of the United States from the Paris climate agreement. The Republican-led Senate is highly unlikely to take up the measure, which would...


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    TRUMP ACCUSES 'GROSSLY INCOMPETENT' PUERTO RICAN POLITICIANS OF MISUSING FEDERAL HURRICANE AID

    Apr 02, 2019

    President Donald Trump criticized Puerto Rico's government on Tuesday over federal aid directed to the island territory, pushing an inaccurate figure for the cost of hurricane recovery effort and ripping local leaders as “grossly incompetent” and corrupt. In a string of tweets late M...


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    UK LAWMAKERS WILL TRY TO FORCE PM MAY TO SEEK FURTHER BREXIT DELAY

    Apr 02, 2019

    A group of British lawmakers said on Tuesday they would try to pass a law which would force Prime Minister Theresa May to seek a delay to Britain’s departure from the European Union and thus prevent a potentially chaotic no-deal exit on April 12. Parliament has failed so far to find a majority...


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    TWO REPUBLICAN ATTORNEYS GENERAL URGE COURT TO UPHOLD OBAMACARE

    Apr 02, 2019

    Two Republican state attorneys general on Monday urged a federal appeals court to uphold the Obamacare federal healthcare law, saying that striking it down would be disruptive for patients, doctors, insurers and employers. The attorneys general of Ohio and Montana submitted “friend of the cour...


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    SENIOR U.S. HOUSE REPUBLICAN QUESTIONS TRUMP PLAN TO CUT CENTRAL AMERICAN AID

    Apr 02, 2019

    The top Republican on the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee said on Monday that cutting aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras would make the situation there worse, not better, a sign that President Donald Trump will face bipartisan objections in Congress as he pursues the ...


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    OHIO LAWMAKERS HIKE GAS, DIESEL TAXES TO FUND ROAD FIXES

    Apr 02, 2019

    Drivers would pay 10.5 cents a gallon more for gas and 19 cents a gallon more for diesel fuel under a long-awaited compromise struck by state lawmakers Tuesday. The compromise ended days of negotiations among legislative leaders and Republican Gov. Mike DeWine, who had wanted the rate to be much hig...


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    TRUMP DECLARES U.S. CENSUS 'MEANINGLESS' WITHOUT CITIZENSHIP QUESTION

    Apr 01, 2019

    U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday injected himself into one of the most consequential cases of the current Supreme Court term, saying the nation’s 2020 census would be “meaningless” without adding a citizenship question to the questionnaire. The comment on Twitter came ahead of...


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    TREATY'S END WOULD GIVE U.S., RUSSIA IMPETUS TO MAKE MORE NUKES: STUDY

    Apr 01, 2019

    The demise of the only U.S.-Russia arms control pact limiting deployed nuclear weapons would make it harder for each to gauge the other’s intentions, giving both incentives to expand their arsenals, according to a study released on Monday. The expiration of the New START accord also may underm...


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    UK GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES PLANS TO RELEASE ITS OWN GBP CRYPTOCURRENCY CALLED BITGBP

    Apr 01, 2019

    In a surprise move, the UK government announced today that they would be launching a new stablecoin backed by the British pound. The new cryptocurrency will be called bitGBP. If Britain is not able to strike a deal with the European Union in the next few days, it will likely have to move away from t...


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    ILLINOIS ROLLS OUT REAL ID-COMPLIANT LICENSES, ID CARDS

    Apr 01, 2019

    Illinois residents now have the opportunity to apply for identifications cards that meet strict new federal security requirements. The new cards are compliant with the REAL ID Act, which was passed by Congress back in 2005. The measure set federal standards for identification cards in the wake of th...


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    LINDA MCMAHON EXPECTED TO EXIT ROLE AS SBA ADMINISTRATOR

    Mar 29, 2019

    The head of the Small Business Administration, Linda McMahon, is expected to announce that she is stepping down from the role. That's according to a senior administration official who was not authorized to speak publicly about personnel discussions. McMahon's plans were first reported by Pol...


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    FEDERAL CARBON TAX WIPES OUT SASKENERGY NATURAL GAS RATE DECREASE: SASK. GOV’T

    Mar 29, 2019

    The Saskatchewan government says any savings residential natural gas customers would have received from a commodity rate cut are being wiped out by the federal carbon tax. The province approved SaskEnergy’s application to the rate review panel to lower the commodity rate from $3.65/gigajoule (...


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    DEA FAILED TO OBTAIN LEGAL BACKING WHILE GATHERING DATA IN DRUG PROBES

    Mar 29, 2019

    The Drug Enforcement Administration over the past decade used its subpoena power to collect bulk telecommunications data during investigations but failed to follow legal protocol for protecting citizen privacy rights, a watchdog found. The Justice Department inspector general’s office, in a Th...


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    U.S. GOVERNMENT WEIGHS SOCIAL-MEDIA SNOOPING TO DETECT SOCIAL SECURITY FRAUD

    Mar 29, 2019

    Getting followed on social media could soon gain a new meaning for workers applying for Social Security disability benefits. The Trump administration is working on a plan to let the Social Security Administration (SSA) check up on claimants on Facebook and Twitter in order to root out fraud and abus...


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    GLOBAL STOCKS FUELLED BY TRADE HOPES, BREXIT SETBACK HITS POUND, GERMAN YIELDS

    Mar 29, 2019

    Stock markets around the world moved higher on Friday following signs of progress in U.S.-China trade talks, while the British pound and German bond yields fell after lawmakers rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit agreement for the third time. Improved risk sentiment helped buoy benchm...


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    MISSISSIPPI LAWMAKERS SEEK US CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION

    Mar 28, 2019

    Mississippi has become the 15th state to ask Congress to call a national “convention of states” to try to amend the U.S. Constitution to limit the powers of the federal government. Supporters say a convention would focus on reducing federal spending. Opponents, however, say they worry a ...


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    TRUMP MEMORANDUM ON HOUSING FINANCE REFORM APPLAUDED BY U.S. HOME BUILDERS

    Mar 28, 2019

    The National Association of Home Builders commended President Trump this week for putting housing finance reform at the top of the national agenda and signing a memorandum directing relevant agencies to develop a plan that will help more Americans achieve the dream of homeownership in the U.S."...


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    UK GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS DOWN 2.5 PERCENT AS RENEWABLES HIT RECORD

    Mar 28, 2019

    Britain’s greenhouse gas emissions fell 2.5 percent in 2018, dropping for a sixth straight year but more slowly than before, as record output of renewable power ate away at coal-fired generation, government data showed on Thursday. Output of the heat-trapping gases in Europe’s second-lar...


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    DUKE UNIVERSITY PAYS $112 MILLION TO SETTLE FEDERAL GRANT FRAUD CASE

    Mar 27, 2019

    Resolving a five-year-old case exposed by an academic whistleblower, the private Duke University agreed to pay the federal government $112.5 million to settle a charge that a researchers submitted falsified or fabricated data, the Justice Department announced on Monday. The whistleblower will receiv...


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    INDUSTRY AND GOVERNMENT NEED TO WORK MORE CLOSELY TO HELP RETAIL, SUMMIT FINDS

    Mar 27, 2019

    THE Jersey Chamber of Commerce’s first Retail Summit started off well with chief executive Murray Norton welcoming the audience to Paradise on a sunny day, and speaker after speaker highlighting the Island’s potential to grow its retail sector. This is important for the whole economy and...


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    US GOVERNMENT TRAINING SAUDIS TO BUILD THEIR OWN AIR MARSHAL PROGRAM

    Mar 27, 2019

    The US government is conducting a training program with the government of Saudi Arabia to aid them in standing up an air marshal program similar to that of the United States. In the coming years, Saudi-operated air carriers could fly around the world including to the US with US-trained armed securit...


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    US JUDGE BLOCKS MEDICAID WORK RULES IN BLOW TO TRUMP

    Mar 27, 2019

    The Trump administration's efforts to push the poor toward self-sufficiency were dealt a blow Wednesday, when a federal judge ruled that Medicaid work requirements undermined the program's mission of providing health care for the needy. U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg in Washington, D....


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    THE U.S. MILITARY IS CREATING THE FUTURE OF EMPLOYEE MONITORING

    Mar 26, 2019

    The U.S. military has the hardest job in human resources: evaluating hundreds of thousands of people for their ability to protect the nation’s secrets. Central to that task is a question at the heart of all labor relations: how do you know when to extend trust or take it away? The office of th...


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    ITALY CLOSES AGREEMENT FOR THE NEW SILK ROAD EUROPEAN UNION AND CHINA

    Mar 26, 2019

    The Belt and Road Initiative lies at the heart of China's foreign policy strategy and was incorporated into the ruling Communist Party constitution in 2017, reflecting Mr Xi's desire for his country to take a global leadership role. China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) has signed...


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    CONGRESS FACES LONG ROAD AHEAD IN FIGHT OVER MUELLER DOCUMENTS

    Mar 26, 2019

    Lawmakers seeking Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report are likely to face a protracted legal battle that will turn on President Donald Trump’s right to keep communications with his advisers private, legal and political experts said. On Sunday, U.S. Attorney General William Barr sent a...


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    TSP OFFICIALS CONFIDENT CONGRESS WILL ACT ON SHUTDOWN RELIEF BILL

    Mar 26, 2019

    Officials with the federal government’s 401(k)-style retirement savings program said they expect that Congress will hold a vote on a measure to make it easier for federal employees impacted by a government shutdown to take money out of their accounts. Early this year, lawmakers introduced five...


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    TRUMP ADMINISTRATION BACKS TEXAS JUDGE WHO RULED OBAMACARE ILLEGAL

    Mar 26, 2019

    U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration has stepped up its attack on the Obamacare health care law, telling a federal appeals court it agrees with a Texas judge’s ruling that the law is unconstitutional and should be struck down. The Justice Department in a two-sentence letter to th...


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    CANADIAN DOLLAR NEAR FLAT AS CALM RETURNS TO GLOBAL MARKETS

    Mar 26, 2019

    The Canadian dollar was little changed against its U.S. counterpart on Tuesday as stocks and oil prices rose, with the loonie steadying after it was pressured in the last three sessions by worries about the economic outlook. Calm returned to global markets as a steadier day for Europe and Asia&rsquo...


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    BRITISH PARLIAMENT CONSIDERS ITS OWN BREXIT PLANS WEDNESDAY

    Mar 26, 2019

    British lawmakers were preparing to blow open the Brexit process and put a host of rejected options back on the table including keeping the U.K. close to the European Union or even remaining a member as Prime Minister Theresa May defiantly insisted Tuesday that Parliament should approve her twice-de...


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    HOUSE ARMED SERVICES CHAIRMAN DENIES $1 BILLION TRANSFER FOR TRUMP WALL

    Mar 26, 2019

    The U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee on Tuesday denied the Pentagon’s plan to shift $1 billion to build a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico, a move that while largely symbolic, highlights the concern lawmakers have about using the defense budget to pay for the wall. Act...


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    LETTER FROM U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL TO CONGRESS ON MUELLER REPORT

    Mar 25, 2019

    The following is the text of the letter United States Attorney General William Barr sent to Congress on Sunday summarizing a report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller on his investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 presidential election: Dear Chairman Graham, Chairman Nadler, Ranking Member...


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    U.S. NAVY, COAST GUARD SHIPS PASS THROUGH STRATEGIC TAIWAN STRAIT

    Mar 25, 2019

    The United States sent Navy and Coast Guard ships through the Taiwan Strait on Sunday, the U.S. military said, as part of an increase in the frequency of movement through the strategic waterway despite opposition from China. The voyage risks raising tensions with China further but will likely be vie...


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    SHORTEN’S NOT GETTING AHEAD OF HIMSELF, BUT THE TAPE MEASURE IS OUT

    Mar 25, 2019

    With the Australian federal election likely to be called in about a fortnight the weekend after the 2 April budget behind the scenes the Labor Party is ‘measuring the curtains’ of government. Any sign of hubris must be avoided, but a prudent opposition especially with polls suggesting it...


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    CHINESE PRESIDENT SIGNS TRADE DEAL WITH ITALY DESPITE USA PUSHBACK

    Mar 24, 2019

    The signing of the agreement comes during Chinese President Xi Jinping's three-day visit to Italy in an attempt to improve relations with Rome as China is now engaged in a trade war with Washington. Despite push-back from the U.S. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, went through with a deal, ...


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    EU AGREES TO BREXIT DELAY AS 2 MILLION SUPPORT PETITION TO SCRAP LEAVING

    Mar 22, 2019

    The EU’s decision to allow the postponement comes just a day after a petition to scrap Brexit was so popular it crashed the parliamentary website several times during the day. The meeting ran late into the night but an agreement was eventually reached between the 27 member states. European Cou...


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    PETITION TO CANCEL BREXIT BREAKS U.K. GOVERNMENT WEBSITE, TOPS 1 MILLION SIGNATURES

    Mar 22, 2019

    A British petition to cancel Brexit and remain in the European Union is drawing too much support for the U.K. government's website to handle, with the petition site crashing repeatedly on Thursday. More than 1 million people have signed the petition to revoke the triggering of Article 50 blowing...


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    UNITED STATES WARNS CHINA MEDDLING IN HONG KONG HURTING BUSINESS CONFIDENCE

    Mar 22, 2019

    The United States warned in a report on Friday that increased meddling from China in Hong Kong had adversely impacted the city, straining international business confidence in the Asian financial hub. The U.S. State Department report cited incidents such as the expulsion of Financial Times editor Vic...


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    DEMOCRATS PUSH FINANCIAL INCLUSION AS 2020 ELECTION RACE HEATS UP

    Mar 22, 2019

    Boosting access to the U.S. banking system is emerging as a prominent theme as Democrats tap discontent over income inequality ahead of the 2020 presidential election. Following the 2008 financial crisis, many banks pulled back from their poorest customers. The shift has had lasting costs for millio...


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    ONTARIO'S FINANCE MINISTER CRITICIZES FEDERAL SPENDING AND CARBON PRICING PLAN

    Mar 22, 2019

    Ontario’s finance minister slammed the 2019 federal budget, saying it shows the Liberal government is willing to run “endless” deficits as it heads to polls this fall. Vic Fedeli ramped up his rhetoric about the federal spending package unveiled in Ottawa, calling it a disappointin...


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    UK GOVERNMENT TO REVIEW REGULATION AROUND NEW TRANSPORT SYSTEMS

    Mar 20, 2019

    The British Government is to conduct the biggest review into transport in a generation in order to pave the way for transforming the way in which people and goods move around cities. The review was announced yesterday (19th March 2019) and forms part of the government’s Future of Mobility urba...


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    IN WAKE OF HANOI SUMMIT, SOUTH KOREA'S MOON LEFT WITH LESS ROOM TO MANEUVER

    Mar 20, 2019

    The breakdown at last month’s U.S.-North Korea summit has left South Korean President Moon Jae-in with little room to maneuver and exacerbated divisions within his government over how to break the impasse, three sources familiar with the issue said. The weeks since the Hanoi summit have reveal...


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    JUDGES LEAN TOWARD TRUMP IN HOTEL 'EMOLUMENTS' CASE

    Mar 20, 2019

    A three-judge U.S. appeals court panel signaled sympathy toward President Donald Trump on Tuesday in his appeal in a Democratic-backed lawsuit that accuses him of violating anti-corruption provisions of the U.S. Constitution with his Washington hotel. The judges on the Richmond, Virginia-based 4th U...


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    GOVERNMENT HAS ‘OPEN MIND’ ON ARTICLE 50 EXTENSION FOR UK

    Mar 20, 2019

    The Government has an open mind on whether the European Union should grant a long or short extension of article 50 to the UK at this week’s summit, according to sources involved in high-level discussions on the subject. Ministers will discuss Brexit preparations on Wednesday when the Cabinet m...


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    PEOPLE’S VOTE CAMPAIGN CLAIM BREXIT MOOD IS CHANGING

    Mar 20, 2019

    A LEADING campaign group which aims to see the long-running Brexit saga paused for a second referendum has claimed voters in Worcester want a final say on Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal. With just nine days until the UK is due to leave the European Union, campaign group Right to Vote quizze...


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    USA TO GRANT ANGOLA $2MILLION TO COMBAT MONEY LAUNDERING

    Mar 19, 2019

    The United States will grant Angola around two million dollars in ongoing assistance for combating money laundering and terrorist financing, the US Deputy Secretary of State has announced. John Sullivan made the announcement in Luanda Monday at a joint press conference with Angolan Foreign Minister ...


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    PRESIDENT TRUMP ISSUES PROCLAMATION ON GREEK INDEPENDENCE DAY

    Mar 19, 2019

    United States President Donald Trump signed the Proclamation for Greek Independence Day, at a White House ceremony on Monday, March 18. Here is the full text: On the 198th anniversary of Greek Independence Day, we celebrate the rich history and enduring bond between the United States and Greece. Our...


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    LAWSUIT ACCUSING TRUMP OF VIOLATING CONSTITUTION GETS HOSTILE RECEPTION

    Mar 19, 2019

    A federal appeals court panel was indisputably hostile Tuesday to a lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of violating the Constitution by profiting from his business dealings with foreign countries seeking to curry favor with his administration. The uphill battle the suit faces was evident before...


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    UK GOVERNMENT SPENDING £1BN ON CLOUD TRANSITION

    Mar 19, 2019

    Migrating to the cloud can be a costly process and new figures have revealed that the UK government is spending more than £1bn each year as it undergoes its own cloud transition. According to industry experts, public sector bodies are set to spend as much as £1.3bn on cloud services befo...


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    UK GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES OPPORTUNITY FOR INDUSTRY TO COLLABORATE ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEXT-GENERATION AIR POWER

    Mar 19, 2019

    BAE Systems, the United Kingdom's largest defense company, announced today that the UK government seeks industry partners to collaborate on Britain's next-generation fighter.  On Tuesday, companies from across the UK defense industry have come together in the first opportunity for suppl...


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    UK GOVERNMENT WARNED PARLIAMENT CANNOT VOTE A THIRD TIME ON SAME BREXIT DEAL

    Mar 18, 2019

    British Prime Minister Theresa May could face an uphill battle to take her Brexit deal back to the House of Commons after Speaker John Bercow signalled he would block a third vote. Mr Bercow, the arbiter of parliamentary rules, said on Monday that the motion could not be voted on a third time unless...


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    FLESHED-OUT TRUMP BUDGET WOULD CUT $48.8 BILLION IN PROGRAM SPENDING

    Mar 18, 2019

    In part two of its unusual bifurcated budget release, the Trump administration on Monday put more flesh on the bones of last week’s $4.7 trillion fiscal 2020 budget, promising discretionary spending cuts of $48.8 billion through an “aggressive set of actions to redefine the proper role o...


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    WARREN EMBRACES UNDERDOG ROLE AS SHE FACES 2020 CHALLENGES

    Mar 18, 2019

    Elizabeth Warren has spent much of the last decade as a leader of the Democratic Party's liberal wing. But three and a half months into her presidential campaign, the Massachusetts senator is facing tough questions about fundraising and electability, along with lingering skepticism about her pas...


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    WHY AN UNBUILT MOSCOW TRUMP TOWER CAUGHT MUELLER'S ATTENTION

    Mar 18, 2019

    An intriguing area of focus in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Kremlin’s role in the 2016 U.S. election is a proposed Moscow real estate deal that Donald Trump pursued while running for president despite denying at the time any links to Russia. The special counsel...


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    RUSSIAN AND U.S. DIPLOMATS TO HOLD VENEZUELA TALKS IN ITALY THIS WEEK

    Mar 18, 2019

    United States Special Representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov are due to meet in Rome this week to discuss the situation in Venezuela, diplomats from the two countries said. Venezuela, a close ally of Moscow, is in political turmoil. The United ...


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    UK PRIME MINISTER IN LAST-MINUTE PUSH TO WIN BREXIT SUPPORT

    Mar 18, 2019

    British Prime Minister Theresa May was making a last-minute push Monday to win support for her European Union divorce deal, warning opponents that failure to approve it would mean a long - and possibly indefinite - delay to Brexit. Parliament has rejected the agreement twice, but May aims to try a t...


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    CHINA PLACES ECONOMIC PRESSURE ON CANADA

    Mar 18, 2019

    The additional time needed by the court to settle the situation of Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. CFO Meng Wanzhou, it’s most likely that China is going to enforce additional economic pressure on Canada. All of the indicators coming from the exec’s initial extradition trial, recently demon...


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    US, CHINA TRADE WAR MAY BE LOSING STEAM, BUT FOR HUAWEI IT HAS JUST BEGUN

    Mar 15, 2019

    Trade tensions between United States and China may be easing but the government of USA is not likely to ease pressure on Huawei one of China’s prominent telecom firms. With extradition process of Huawei’s CFO Meng Wanzhou moving forward in Canada at the behest of USA despite strong prote...


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    U.S. SEES TURKEY'S RUSSIAN MISSILE DEAL AS NATIONAL SECURITY PROBLEM FOR NATO

    Mar 15, 2019

    Turkey’s pending purchase of the Russian S-400 missile defense system presents a national security problem for NATO, which would not be able to deploy F-35 aircraft alongside the Russian systems, senior U.S. officials said on Thursday. The officials, who briefed a group of reporters on conditi...


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    CUBA SAYS USA, NOT CANADA, MANIPULATING DIPLOMAT HEALTH INCIDENTS

    Mar 14, 2019

    Cuba denounced the Trump administration on Thursday for continuing to refer to health incidents among their diplomats in Havana as "attacks" without presenting any evidence, saying it was part of a broader campaign to damage bilateral relations. Both Canada and the United States have cut b...


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    DEMOCRATS LOOK TO BLOCK TRUMP ADMINISTRATION FROM CLOSING OVERSEAS CITIZENSHIP SERVICES OFFICES

    Mar 14, 2019

    A group of House Democrats is moving swiftly in an attempt to block the Trump administration from proceeding with its plans to close citizenship services offices located overseas. Reps. Adriano Espaillat, D-N.Y., and Chuy Garcia, D-Ill., are circulating a letter to their colleagues in hopes of legis...

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    REPUBLICAN LEADER CLAIMS BLOCKCHAIN CAN MAKE US GOVERNMENT MORE EFFICIENT

    Mar 14, 2019

    Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the current Republican Minority Leader in the United States House of Representatives, said on Tuesday, March 12, that blockchain can make the U.S. Congress a more efficient and transparent place. Speaking to the Select Committee for Modernization of Congress, McCarthy said that ...


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    BILL WOULD BAN FEDERAL CONTRACTORS FROM ASKING ABOUT CRIMINAL HISTORY EARLY IN JOB APPLICATION PROCESS

    Mar 14, 2019

    A House committee appears poised to advance legislation that would enshrine in law a policy banning federal agencies from asking about a job applicant’s criminal history until after a conditional offer has been made, and expand that prohibition to federal contractors. The Fair Chance Act (H.R....


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    UK GOVERNMENT PLANS AUDIT COMMITTEES TO TACKLE LATE PAYMENTS

    Mar 14, 2019

    In the Spring Statement before UK parliament, Chancellor Philip Hammond announced “definitive action to tackle the scourge of late payments for our small businesses.” This includes the requirement of company audit committees to review payment practices, to be reported on in the annual ac...


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    TRAVEL INDUSTRY EXPERT ACCUSES UK GOVERNMENT AND TOURIST TAX OF DAMAGING SCOTTISH TOURISM

    Mar 14, 2019

    Westminster is “committing criminal damage against Scottish tourism”, according to a UK authority on travel. Broadcaster and author Simon Calder said: “The travel industry is in complete disarray - flights from Edinburgh to Germany for £13 on 1 April, or a week’s packag...


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    GOVERNMENT PLEDGES TO PROTECT RIGHTS OF UK NATIONALS IN CYPRUS

    Mar 14, 2019

    The government will put forward a legislative proposal to protect, even in a case of a ‘no deal’ scenario, the residence rights of UK nationals who live in Cyprus and their family members, the Civil registry and Migration Department announced on Thursday. “The Government of the Rep...


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    6SENSE ANNOUNCES SALESFORCE PARDOT INTEGRATION FOR REVENUE TEAMS TO LAUNCH COMPREHENSIVE ABM PROGRAMS

    Mar 14, 2019

    6sense, a leading Account Based Orchestration Platform, powered by AI, extends its relationship with Salesforce to include an all-new integration with Pardot, Salesforce’s marketing automation solution. This integration combines marketing execution from Salesforce Pardot with the time-based pr...

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    U.S. EXPANDS RETURN OF ASYLUM SEEKERS TO MEXICO TO NEW PORTS OF ENTRY

    Mar 13, 2019

    The United States is expanding its program to send asylum seekers back to Mexico to wait out their U.S. court proceedings and so far has returned 240 people since starting the program in January, U.S. officials told reporters on Tuesday. The officials from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) s...


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    CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR TO PUT MORATORIUM ON DEATH PENALTY - SOURCE

    Mar 13, 2019

    California Governor Gavin Newsom will impose a moratorium on the state’s death penalty on Wednesday, granting reprieves to all 737 inmates on death row and closing the state’s execution chamber, an administration source said. Newsom, who on Tuesday night hinted at a “major policy a...


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    TRUMP'S POSTAL REFORM PROPOSALS MET WITH CRITICISM FROM LAWMAKERS, USPS MANAGEMENT

    Mar 12, 2019

    President Trump’s mandated report on overhauling the U.S. Postal Service drew a tepid response from lawmakers on Tuesday, as the agency’s own leadership rejected many of the key proposals. One key area of disagreement between the administration’s recommendations and lawmakers&rsquo...

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    BIDEN TELLS PUBLIC SERVANTS THEY ARE THE 'LIFEBLOOD OF DEMOCRACY’

    Mar 12, 2019

    Amid reports he is gearing up to run for president, former Vice President Joe Biden delivered a speech on Tuesday to sing the praises of those who enter public service. Biden acknowledged that Americans hold public servants in low esteem due to ongoing attacks on the country’s institutions, bu...

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    U.S. IMMIGRATION AGENCY TO CLOSE ITS OVERSEAS OFFICES

    Mar 12, 2019

    President Donald Trump’s administration is planning to close the U.S. immigration agency’s overseas locations, according to current and former officials and an internal memo, in a move affecting offices that currently handle family visa requests, international adoptions and other tasks. ...


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    U.S., TALIBAN TALKS END FOR NOW WITH NO AFGHAN PEACE DEAL

    Mar 12, 2019

    U.S. and Taliban negotiators wrapped up their longest round of peace talks on Tuesday with progress made but no agreement on when foreign troops might withdraw, officials from both sides said. The 16 days of talks, in which the United States also sought assurances that the Taliban would not allow mi...


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    USA TRADE DEFICIT SURGES TO 10-YEAR HIGH IN 2018

    Mar 08, 2019

    The U.S. trade deficit past year has surged to the highest level since 2008, according to a report by U.S. Commerce Department Wednesday. Despite President Donald Trump's repeated promise to shrink trade deficits, it leaped by 12.2% to $621 billion in 2018, after hitting a record high during his...


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    TRUMP'S TOP COMMUNICATIONS AIDE SHINE RESIGNS, MOVES TO RE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN

    Mar 08, 2019

    White House Communications Director Bill Shine has resigned as Donald Trump’s top White House communications aide and will move to work on the U.S. president’s 2020 re-election campaign, the White House said on Friday. Shine, a former Fox News executive, resigned on Thursday and will ser...


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    TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAS NO CHINA TRAVEL PLANS FOR TRADE TALKS: OFFICIAL

    Mar 08, 2019

    Trump administration officials have not made any new plans to send a team to China for face-to-face trade talks, but negotiators have made progress, White House trade adviser Clete Willems said at an event on Friday. “We’re talking to them (Chinese officials) every day, but no one’...


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    HOUSE PASSES DEMOCRATS' CAMPAIGN FINANCE, ETHICS BILL

    Mar 08, 2019

    The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday passed legislation that Democrats say will lessen the influence of big-money interests in federal elections, make voting easier and tackle “gerrymandering” that skews the makeup of congressional districts to favor particular political parties. ...


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    COLUMN: MUCH WORK AHEAD IF U.S. GRAIN EXPORTERS HOPE TO MEET GOV'T TARGET

    Mar 07, 2019

    As they continue to navigate the ongoing trade war with key partner China, U.S. grain shippers will need to post big numbers in the months ahead to meet government export forecasts for the current marketing year. In the second half of the 2018-19 marketing year that ends on Aug. 31, corn shipments n...


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    U.S. WEEKLY JOBLESS CLAIMS FALL; PRODUCTIVITY IMPROVES

    Mar 07, 2019

    The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, pointing to strong labor market conditions despite signs that job growth was slowing. While other data on Thursday showed an improvement in worker productivity in the fourth quarter, the trend remained...


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    JUSTICE DEPARTMENT TAPS MUELLER PROSECUTOR TO ENFORCE FOREIGN LOBBYING DISCLOSURE

    Mar 07, 2019

    A former prosecutor for Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation has been tapped to step up the U.S. government’s enforcement of a rarely prosecuted law on foreign lobbying, a senior Justice Department official said on Wednesday. Brandon Van Grack, a prosecutor in the Justic...


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    U.S. PRODUCTIVITY RISES MORE THAN EXPECTED IN FOURTH QUARTER

    Mar 07, 2019

    U.S. worker productivity rose more than expected in the fourth quarter, leading to the biggest annual increase in eight years. The Labor Department said on Thursday non farm productivity, which measures hourly output per worker, increased at a 1.9 percent annualized rate in the last quarter. Data fo...


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    TAXPAYER ADVOCATE: IRS WILL NEED 12-18 MONTHS TO RECOVER FROM SHUTDOWN

    Mar 07, 2019

    The Internal Revenue Service is “at a point where it is stretched too thin, and things could go badly wrong or taxpayers will give up trying to reach the IRS and not receive the help they need.” So said National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson at a House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommitte...

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    HUAWEI SUES US GOVERNMENT OVER PRODUCT BAN

    Mar 07, 2019

    Chinese telecommunications and smartphone tech giant Huawei is suing the US government over a ban on their technology that the company alleges singled them out for punishment without a trial. While most U.S. consumers are barely aware of Huawei, the company is actually the second-largest smartphone ...


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    SENATE TO VOTE ON GREEN NEW DEAL: REPUBLICAN LEADER

    Mar 06, 2019

    Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday the U.S. Senate would vote in coming weeks on the “Green New Deal,” an ambitious Democratic environmental proposal that has become a lightning rod for Republican criticism. “The Green New Deal continues to be an interesting d...


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    RPT-MEXICAN FARMERS URGE 'MIRROR' TARIFFS ON TRUMP'S RURAL BASE

    Mar 06, 2019

    Leaders of Mexico’s agricultural sector are urging “mirror measures” on U.S. farm imports in politically sensitive products such as yellow corn and poultry, in an effort they argue would counter decades of subsidized imports from the United States. The three-month-old government of...


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    DIRECTIVE RANKS #1 IN CLUTCH’S TOP B2B MARKETING SERVICE PROVIDERS

    Mar 06, 2019

    Directive, the leading B2B and enterprise search marketing agency, has recently been honored as the number one B2B marketing and advertising service provider in Los Angeles, according to Clutch. Clutch is a B2B research, ratings and reviews site that identifies leading IT and marketing service provi...

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    HOUSE DEMOCRATS RAMP UP PRESSURE ON WHITE HOUSE SECURITY CLEARANCES

    Mar 05, 2019

    Newly empowered congressional Democrats are focusing their oversight powers on the Trump White House’s handling of the security clearance process, seeking to bring in the Justice Department to consider possible criminal violations. Reps. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., and Don Beyer, D-Va., on Tuesday wro...

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    IN OKLAHOMA, PHILANTHROPIC FUNDING HELPS TO PROVIDE BASIC SERVICES

    Mar 05, 2019

    In Oklahoma, oil dominates the state's politics. It's the source of great fortune and great division, with vast wealth concentrated in the hands of foundations in the state's largest cities, Tulsa and Oklahoma City. The Tulsa billionaires include George Kaiser, whose wealth derives from ...

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    US AND CHINA NEAR DEAL, BUT IT MAY NOT SOLVE GLOBAL TRADE PROBLEMS

    Mar 05, 2019

    Talks between the U.S. and China have made significant progress over the last several weeks, and the two sides appear to be closer to a deal than at any time over the past several months. However, while the restoration of positive trade relations will help the trade outlook, other factors are likely...


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    UK GOVERNMENT SELECTS FINTECH COMPANIES FOR TRADE MISSION TO NEW YORK CITY

    Mar 05, 2019

    The UK Department for International Trade (DIT) has selected a handful of Fintechs to join together as part of a trade mission for Empire Fintech Week in New York City this April. The mission is for the participating firms to showcase their platforms and expertise to potential partners and investors...


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    SENATOR TAKES ON BUDGET, PAY AND HIRING REFORMS IN LATEST VERSION OF ANNUAL WASTE REPORT

    Mar 05, 2019

    Frivolous-sounding grants from the national endowments once again jump out from a senator’s annual catalog of what he sees as government waste. But the 2019 edition of Sen. James Lankford’s “Federal Fumbles” fakes right and goes deep, to continue the football analogy, offerin...

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    WHAT WILL COME AFTER A U.S. WITHDRAWAL FROM AFGHANISTAN?

    Mar 05, 2019

    The United States and the Taliban may be nearing an agreement to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan after more than 17 years of conflict. In return, the Taliban would commit to refusing access to anti-American organizations such as al-Qaida on its territory. The current conflict began when the Bu...


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    TRUMP AIDES KEEP WRITING MEMOS TO PROTECT THEMSELVES

    Mar 04, 2019

    The New York Times delivered a big story saying that President Donald Trump overruled concerns from intelligence officials and ordered that his senior adviser Jared Kushner, who also happens to be his son-in-law, be granted security clearance. In some ways, the takeaway from the story is the least s...

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    LAWMAKERS LOOK TO CRACK DOWN ON FEDERAL EMPLOYEE TRAVEL

    Mar 04, 2019

    Lawmakers in both parties have put forward legislation to place new restrictions on the travel of federal employees, seeking more oversight and ethical spending of taxpayer dollars. The 2019 Taxpayers Don’t Incur Meaningless Expenses (Taxpayers DIME) Act (H.R. 1463) would require federal agenc...

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    BANGLADESH SEEKS TARIFF BENEFITS FOR INCREASED COTTON IMPORTS FROM US

    Mar 04, 2019

    BGMEA informed the ambassador that Bangladeshi spinners are keen to set up spinning mills  in the USA Bangladesh will import more cotton from the United States if the American government offers duty benefits for apparel items manufactured of American cotton. BGMEA president Md Siddiqur Rahman m...

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    HUAWEI SAID TO BE PREPARING TO SUE U.S. GOVERNMENT: SOURCE

    Mar 04, 2019

    Chinese telecoms equipment company Huawei plans to announce a lawsuit against the United States government on Thursday on grounds related to a defense bill, a source with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. Huawei is preparing to announce that it is suing the U.S. government in a court in Texas by...

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    NEW WSJ POLL SUGGESTS TRUMP’S ATTACKS ON SOCIALISM COULD GAIN TRACTION AHEAD OF 2020

    Mar 03, 2019

    Only a scant few Americans view socialism in a favorable light, according to a Wall Street Journal poll published Sunday. The poll numbers come as President Donald Trump and the Republican Party continue painting Democrats as socialists ahead of the 2020 election. Only 18 percent of all Americans sa...


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    TRUMP TO SIGN EXECUTIVE ORDER PROTECTING FREE SPEECH ON CAMPUSES

    Mar 03, 2019

    President Donald Trump said on March 2 he would soon sign an executive order requiring universities and colleges to protect free speech on campuses or risk losing federal research funds. Trump made the announcement at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) after bringing to the s...


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    UC BERKELEY SAYS IT IS NOT BIASED AGAINST CONSERVATIVE STUDENTS AND THE RIGHT IS DISTORTING ITS ACTIONS

    Mar 03, 2019

    UC Berkeley went on the offensive Sunday to dispel the notion that it did not act promptly or in an unbiased way in investigating a campus assault that has been so politicized that President Donald Trump mentioned it in a Saturday speech. Trump and his allies on the right have been characterizing a ...


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    CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE SENDS CHARTER SCHOOLS TRANSPARENCY BILL TO GOV. NEWSOM

    Mar 03, 2019

    The California Legislature passed a bill that requires charter schools to comply with the state’s accountability and transparency laws. The bill is now headed to Governor Gavin Newsom for final approval. On Thursday, SB 126, the Charter School Accountability and Transparency Bill obtained an o...


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    DESPITE TRUMP'S 'WALL' FIXATION, LATINO IMMIGRATION TO US HAS PLUMMETED

    Mar 03, 2019

    Despite US President Donald Trump’s lurid rhetoric on a "crisis" at the Mexican border, census data reveals the number of new arrivals from Latin America has fallen considerably since 2010, as the rate of immigration from Asia has taken off. Trump’s hang-up over Latin American ...


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    FEDERAL WORKERS PRESS FOR AGREEMENT OVER PHOENIX PAY SYSTEM

    Mar 01, 2019

    After three years of frustrating pay disputes resulting from the Phoenix Pay system, P.E.I. civil service workers say they are embroiled in a bitter contract dispute with the federal government. Members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) gathered at the corner of Allen Street and Univer...


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    JOANNA CHERRY LAMBASTS UK GOVERNMENT FOR EUROTUNNEL SHAMBLES

    Mar 01, 2019

    JOANNA Cherry has condemned the UK Government for “dishonest incompetence” after it agreed to pay Eurotunnel £33 million to settle a lawsuit over additional ferry services in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Eurotunnel was challenging the Department for Transport (DfT) decision to aw...


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    GOVERNMENT PAYS £33MLN TO SETTLE LAWSUIT WITH EUROTUNNEL OVER NO-DEAL BREXIT FERRY CONTRACTS

    Mar 01, 2019

    The agreement between the government and Eurotunnel will ensure the Channel Tunnel will continue to keep passengers and freight moving after Brexit. Eurotunnel has been awarded £33mln in settlement with the UK government after taking legal action over “secretive” contracts for extr...


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    U.S. LAWMAKERS PRESS FOR OVERSIGHT OF ANY SAUDI NUCLEAR DEAL

    Mar 01, 2019

    A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers introduced legislation on Thursday to ensure congressional oversight of any civilian nuclear cooperation agreement between the United States and Saudi Arabia. Last week Democratic lawmakers alleged in a report that top White House aides ignored warnings they coul...


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    UK UNIVERSITY GROUP WANTS ‘BIZARRE’ THREE-YEAR EU VISA PLAN SCRAPPED

    Feb 28, 2019

    A leading group of universities has called on the Home Secretary to scrap “bizarre” plans for non-extendable three-year visas for EU nationals following a no-deal Brexit, to avoid affecting students. The Russell Group wants Sajid Javid to drop plans for the European Temporary Leave to Re...


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    SANDERS COMPARES TRUMP TO OBAMA IN WALKING AWAY FROM NORTH KOREA DEAL

    Feb 28, 2019

    White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Thursday defended President Trump pulling out of denuclearization talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, citing former-President Obama's Iran Deal as a counterexample. "President Obama refused to walk away from a bad deal with Iran,...


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    DOCTORS AND NURSES DEMAND UK GOVERNMENT DROPS PLANS FOR ‘NIGHTMARE’ BREXIT

    Feb 28, 2019

    Health staff in Tayside and Fife have urged the UK Government to drop its “nightmare” Brexit plans, which they say will cost lives. Four practitioners from the area signed a letter warning that leaving the EU under Theresa May’s blueprint, or with no plan at all, will be “ter...


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    CANADIAN GOVERNMENT PLANS TO AWARD MILLIONS OF DOLLARS FOR GROUP TO CREATE CLIMATE WATCHDOG

    Feb 28, 2019

    McKenna’s office said that such an institute could help fill the void created by the government of former prime minister Stephen Harper when it cancelled funding for the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy, or NRTEE, forcing the independent organization to close its doors i...


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    DUTCH STATE'S AIR FRANCE-KLM RAID SHOWS INTERVENTIONIST MOOD

    Feb 28, 2019

    When Air France’s new Canadian chief executive met Dutch politicians in The Hague on Feb. 15, he unknowingly set in motion a new chapter in European aviation nationalism. Dutch Finance Minister Wopke Hoekstra had summoned Ben Smith to secure assurances that Air France would keep key routes ope...


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    U.S. CYBER COMMAND OPERATION DISRUPTED INTERNET ACCESS OF RUSSIAN TROLL FACTORY ON DAY OF 2018 MIDTERMS

    Feb 27, 2019

    The U.S. military blocked Internet access to an infamous Russian entity seeking to sow discord among Americans during the 2018 midterms, several U.S. officials said, a warning that the Kremlin’s operations against the United States are not cost-free. The strike on the Internet Research Agency ...


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    U.S. GOODS TRADE DEFICIT WIDENS SHARPLY IN DECEMBER

    Feb 27, 2019

    The U.S. goods trade deficit widened sharply in December as slowing global demand and a strong dollar weighed on exports, another sign that economic growth slowed in the fourth quarter. The Commerce Department said on Wednesday the goods trade gap jumped 12.8 percent to $79.5 billion in December, al...

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    FACTBOX: U.S. COMMERCE DEPARTMENT TO PUBLISH FOURTH-QUARTER GDP REPORT THURSDAY

    Feb 27, 2019

    The U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) will publish the fourth-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) report on Thursday at 08:30 a.m (1330 GMT) after it was delayed by a 35-day partial shutdown of the government that ended on Jan. 25. The Commerce Department was among ...


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    USA LACKS MORAL TO QUESTION REFERENDUM IN CUBA, DIAZ-CANEL SAYS

    Feb 27, 2019

    Havana, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) President Miguel Diaz-Canel on Wednesday warned that the United States government lacks moral and prestige to question the constitutional referendum held on Sunday in Cuba, in which almost eight million people participated. 'Pompeo and the U.S. government do not en...


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    AVERAGE TAX REFUNDS PLUNGE 17%, BUT TRUMP ISN'T TO BLAME

    Feb 27, 2019

    Tax time: It's perhaps the perfect definition of a love-hate relationship. For most Americans, preparing your taxes is a chore. Working your way back through 12 months of finances, deductions, credits, and income can be laborious, even with do-it-yourself software or a tax professional by your s...


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    LOCAL COMMUNITIES SHOULD TAKE BACK CONTROL OVER POST-BREXIT FUNDING, SAYS NEW REPORT

    Feb 27, 2019

    Local areas should be able to decide how to spend the replacement to EU funding after Brexit, according to a new report from leading think tank IPPR. European structural funding, currently worth around £1.2 billion a year to the UK, is due to be replaced by a ‘Shared Prosperity Fund&rsqu...

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    U.S. SUPPORTS FRANCE'S G7 PUSH FOR MINIMUM TAXATION: MNUCHIN

    Feb 27, 2019

    The United States supports France’s call within the Group of Seven economic powers for a minimum level of taxation, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday after meeting with France’s finance minister in Paris. France has said it will use its G7 presidency this year to push f...


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    U.S. FACTORY ORDERS RISE LESS THAN EXPECTED IN DECEMBER

    Feb 27, 2019

    New orders for U.S.-made goods barely rose in December and business spending on equipment was much weaker than previously thought, pointing to a softening in manufacturing activity. Factory goods orders edged up 0.1 percent, the Commerce Department said on Wednesday, amid declining demand for machin...


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    EU NEEDS FINANCIAL POLICE, MONEY-LAUNDERING WATCHDOG: LAWMAKERS

    Feb 27, 2019

    The European Union should set up a police force to investigate tax evasion and financial crime and create a watchdog to counter money-laundering, EU lawmakers said in a report on Wednesday, which accuses seven member states of acting as tax havens. The report is the result of a year’s work by ...


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    U.S. TRADE REPRESENTATIVE SAYS ISSUES WITH CHINA ARE 'TOO SERIOUS' TO BE RESOLVED WITH PURCHASES

    Feb 27, 2019

    U.S. issues with China are “too serious” to be resolved with promises from Beijing to purchase more U.S. goods and any deal between the two countries must be include a way to ensure commitments are met, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said in testimony at a Congressional hear...

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    STERLING BUILDS ON GAINS AS FEARS OF NO-DEAL BREXIT FADE

    Feb 27, 2019

    Sterling extended this week’s gains on Wednesday as investors bet that a no-deal Brexit was less likely and that Britain’s departure from the European Union would be delayed. With the risk of no deal apparently dwindling, sterling has reached its highest against the dollar since Septembe...


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    OMB REMINDS AGENCIES THAT IT VETS DOCUMENTS BEFORE ROLL-OUTS

    Feb 27, 2019

    Mick Mulvaney, President Trump’s budget director currently acting as his chief of staff, on Wednesday tightened enforcement of the Office of Management and Budget’s central role in vetting agency release of budget and policy documents. In a Feb. 26 memo to agency heads, acting Budget Dir...

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    US ISLANDS ASK FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FOR HELP IN WAKE OF DISASTERS

    Feb 26, 2019

    Leaders of U.S. territories including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands asked the federal government on Tuesday for more help in their efforts to recover from a deadly 2017 hurricane season, saying federal funds have been denied or released too slowly to help rebuild schools, roads and hospita...


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    U.S., TALIBAN TALK TROOP WITHDRAWAL, COUNTER-TERRORISM AT PEACE TALKS

    Feb 26, 2019

    American and Taliban officials looking to end a 17-year war in Afghanistan began their most detailed and high-level discussions yet on foreign troop withdrawals and counter-terrorism on Tuesday, officials close to the peace negotiations said. The talks, which kicked off in Doha on Monday with a meet...

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    THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS RIGGING THE GAME AGAINST SMALL BUSINESSES

    Feb 26, 2019

    A few weeks ago, the Federal Trade Commission gave Staples the green light to buy one of the two wholesalers that sell to independent office supply dealers. The decision, passed by a party-line 3-2 vote, hardly made a blip in the news cycle. But it sheds enormous insight into the origins of the big-...


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    FEDERAL GOVERNMENT RELEASES PLAN TO SUPPORT LGBTIQ SENIORS IN AGED CARE

    Feb 26, 2019

    The federal government has released its Aged Care Diversity Action Plan for senior LGBTIQ Australians, to help address specific challenges they face when accessing aged care services. The plan, announced by Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt on Monday, is intended to help LGBTIQ people express their needs...


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    UK TO STAND FOR RE-ELECTION TO HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

    Feb 26, 2019

    The UK government asserts that the Human Rights Council is the best tool the international community has to promote human rights in an imperfect world, and the UK will stand for a second term. The Human Rights Council (HRC) is made of 47 UN Member States, elected by the majority via the General Asse...


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    CRYPTO INDUSTRY TO REQUEST GOVERNMENT FOR RELAXATION IN NORMS

    Feb 25, 2019

    The cryptocurrency industry is now uniting against the government's order to ban the virtual currency in the country. The ecosystem will be coming on a single platform to deliberate on the possibilities of its future in India. It is to be noted that last year, India virtually banned cryptocurren...


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    TRUMP ORGANIZATION DONATES $191,538 TO U.S. TO OFFSET INCOME EARNED

    Feb 25, 2019

    The Trump Organization’s profit from foreign governments rose 26 percent last year, the company said Monday. Spending by foreign dignitaries, embassies and other government representatives produced $191,538 in net income for President Donald Trump’s family business, according to Eric Tru...


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    GOV. PRITZKER TAPPED TO SERVE ON PANEL THAT ADVISES FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

    Feb 25, 2019

    Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker now serves on a 10-member bipartisan panel to help guide federal government on issues ranging from homeland security to disaster response and the National Guard. The Council of Governors launched in 2008 to oversee benefits and compensation for National Guard members and ...


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    STOCK FUTURES RISE AS TRUMP DELAYS TARIFF HIKE ON CHINESE GOODS

    Feb 25, 2019

    U.S. stock index futures climbed on Monday, fueled by hopes of a resolution to a trade war between the United States and China after President Donald Trump said he would delay an increase in tariffs on Chinese goods. Trump said the trade talks were “productive” and that he and Chinese Pr...

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    AHEAD OF NORTH KOREA SUMMIT, CONCERN ABOUT TRUMP'S GAMBLE

    Feb 25, 2019

    In the eight months since President Trump declared North Korea "no longer a nuclear threat," the reclusive state has advanced both its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs and failed to provide an accounting of its deadly arsenal, according to multiple U.S. intelligence assessmen...

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    LEADING US UNIVERSITY TECH TRANSFER OFFICE HEADS MEET WITH GOVERNMENT AND TOP UK UNIVERSITIES

    Feb 25, 2019

    Two of the most innovative US universities, along with their UK counterparts, will meet with the minister and innovation and industrial strategy leaders from UK government today Lesley Millar-Nicholson, Director of MIT’s Technology Licensing Office, and Karin Immergluck, Executive Director of ...

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    BREXIT: IRELAND FOCUSED ON ‘REASSURING’ UK TO PASS DEAL – COVENEY

    Feb 25, 2019

    Tanaiste Simon Coveney has said the efforts of the Irish Government were now largely focused on providing reassurance and clarification to the British government to help get the Brexit deal over the line by the end of March. As the British government announced on Sunday that it would delay the meani...

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    SCOTLAND'S FARMERS 'SCUNNERED' BY POST-BREXIT LEGISLATION IMPASSE

    Feb 25, 2019

    The UK government published its Agriculture Bill last year, outlining a framework for farm support payments to replace the EU's Common Agricultural Policy. Although the administrations of Wales and Northern Ireland have asked the government to legislate on their behalf in some areas, the Scottis...

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    TRUMP TO SET UP SCIENCE PANEL TO COUNTER HIS OWN GOVERNMENT'S CLIMATE CHANGE CONSENSUS, OFFICIALS SAY

    Feb 24, 2019

    The White House plans to create an ad hoc group of select federal scientists to reassess the government's analysis of climate science and counter its conclusions that the continued burning of fossil fuels is harming the planet, according to three administration officials. The National Security C...

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    TRUMP THREATENS A SECOND EMBARGO OF CUBA

    Feb 24, 2019

    The Trump administration is threatening to unleash a flood of lawsuits involving Cuba, which no U.S. president has ever done. It has set a deadline of March 2 to announce whether it will create, in the words of the National Lawyers Guild, “a second embargo” of Cuba “one that would ...

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    BREXIT BRIEF: U.K. GOVERNMENT WARNED OF FRESH REBELLION IN FACE OF NO-DEAL

    Feb 22, 2019

    The U.K. government has been warned that dozens of its members could quit in an effort to prevent the country leaving the European Union without a withdrawal agreement. With less than 40 days to go until the country leaves the bloc, Prime Minister Theresa May is scrambling to save the divisive Brexi...

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    FARM REAL ESTATE PRICES HOLDING UP, BUT USDA WORRIED ABOUT A FALL

    Feb 22, 2019

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture is concerned about a potential decline in farmland real estate prices, but has seen no sign of that happening so far, USDA chief economist Robert Johansson said on Thursday. Farmland prices are a key pillar of equity for the U.S. agricultural heartland, which has b...

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    SIMON COVENEY LAUNCHES EMERGENCY MEASURES TO PROTECT IRELAND IN EVENT OF NO-DEAL BREXIT

    Feb 22, 2019

    Tanaiste Simon Coveney has launched emergency measures to protect Ireland in the event of a no-deal Brexit, while warning that the Irish backstop will “not be jettisoned” by the EU at the last minute. Mr Coveney said his only desire was to see the emergency laws "sit on a shelf"...

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    COULD IT SKILLS SHORTAGE SCUPPER UK AMBITIONS FOR DIGITAL PUBLIC SERVICES?

    Feb 22, 2019

    It has been almost a decade since the government pulled the plug on what would have been the world’s largest civilian computer system. The NHS IT system was meant to create electronic patient records for use across the health service in England, but ended up becoming known as the biggest IT fa...

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    UPDATE 3-ELEVEN VENEZUELA DIPLOMATS IN U.S. DEFECT SINCE LAST MONTH -OPPOSITION

    Feb 22, 2019

    Eleven Venezuelan diplomats in the United States have defected from President Nicolas Maduro’s government since opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself interim president last month, a representative of the opposition said on Thursday. Gustavo Marcano, senior aide to the Venezuelan oppos...

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    U.S. SENATOR ELIZABETH WARREN BACKS REPARATIONS FOR BLACK AMERICANS

    Feb 22, 2019

    U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, who is running for the Democratic presidential nomination, supports the federal government issuing reparations to black Americans who were economically affected by slavery, she said on Thursday. “We must confront the dark history of slavery and government-sanctio...

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    BLOCKCHAIN MIGHT BE THE ANSWER TO BREXIT'S CUSTOMS PREDICAMENT

    Feb 21, 2019

    As the speculations surrounding Brexit take center stage in the parliamentary affairs of the United Kingdom, the logistical nightmares that a “no-deal Brexit” would bring forth have to be taken into account. The U.K. ports are arguably at the epicenter of trouble, as customs officials wo...

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    RECORD UK GOVERNMENT BORROWING SURPLUS IN JANUARY

    Feb 21, 2019

    The chancellor's next Spring Statement has been given a lift after the government recorded its largest January borrowing surplus last month. Government finances were in surplus by £14.9bn last month, the largest January surplus since records began in 1993, official figures showed. The figu...

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    ASIAN STOCKS HIGHER AHEAD OF US-CHINA TARIFF WAR TALKS

    Feb 21, 2019

    Asian stock markets rose Thursday following a listless day on Wall Street ahead of U.S.-Chinese negotiations aimed at ending a tariffs battle. Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index gained 0.4 percent to 21,528.25 after a gauge of manufacturing activity fell to a three-year low, suggesting Japanese economic g...

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    CLIMATE THREAT DOUBTER IS LEADING EFFORT TO ADVISE TRUMP

    Feb 20, 2019

    The Trump administration is exploring the idea of forming a special committee to look at climate change and security risks, with the effort being coordinated by a 79-year-old physicist who rejects mainstream climate science. A "discussion paper" obtained by The Associated Press asks federa...

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    DEMOCRATS’ RESOLUTION AGAINST TRUMP EMERGENCY COMING FRIDAY

    Feb 20, 2019

    House Democrats will file a resolution Friday aimed at blocking the national emergency declaration that President Donald Trump has issued to help finance his wall along the Southwest border, teeing up a clash over billions of dollars, immigration policy and the Constitution’s separation of pow...

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    GOVERNMENT HEADED FOR CLOSE TO HALF OF NATION'S HEALTH TAB

    Feb 20, 2019

    Even without a history-making health care remake to deliver "Medicare-for-all," government at all levels will be paying nearly half the nation's health care tab in less than 10 years, according to a federal report released Wednesday. The government growth is driven by traditional Medic...

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    DEMOCRATS WARN TRUMP MAY RUSH NUCLEAR TRANSFER TO SAUDIS

    Feb 20, 2019

    US lawmakers said Tuesday they were probing whether President Donald Trump is rushing to sell sensitive nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia to please corporate supporters who stand to profit handsomely. The House of Representatives committee in charge of investigations, led by the rival Democratic Pa...

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    BIFA CALLS FOR RESPONSE TO UK GOVERNMENT’S BREXIT CONSULTATION

    Feb 20, 2019

    The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association for UK freight forwarding and logistics companies, has urged its members to respond to the UK Government’s aviation policy consultation process. As the UK prepares its long-term aviation policy running through 2050, th...

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    US ADVOCACY GROUP CALLS FOR NATIONAL ACTION PLAN ON BLOCKCHAIN

    Feb 20, 2019

    The Chamber of Digital Commerce, a blockchain advocacy group, has called for the U.S. government to implement a national strategy for blockchain technology. The organization released its recommendations for the plan on Wednesday, urging the government to promote and support the blockchain industry t...

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    TRUMP SIGNS DIRECTIVE IN MOVE TO CREATE A U.S. SPACE FORCE

    Feb 20, 2019

    U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday (February 19) took a step towards creating a U.S. Space Force, a new branch of the military dedicated to handling threats in space. Trump signed Space Policy Directive 4, which puts in place the foundation for a legislative initiative that could establish a Spa...

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    TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TO END FUEL ECONOMY TALKS WITH CALIFORNIA: OFFICIAL

    Feb 20, 2019

    The Trump administration has decided to end negotiations with California over plans to roll back fuel economy rules, a government official confirmed on Wednesday. The California Air Resources Board has been meeting with officials from the White House, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and federal...

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    ANDREW MCCABE COULDN’T BELIEVE THE THINGS TRUMP SAID ABOUT PUTIN

    Feb 19, 2019

    In the months before President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, FBI counterintelligence agents investigating Russian election interference were also collecting evidence suggesting that Trump could be compromised by Russian President Vladimir Putin. Andrew McCabe, the former FBI deputy di...

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    UK GOVERNMENT WILL USE TARIFFS AND QUOTAS TO PROTECT UK FARMERS AFTER BREXIT, MINISTER WARNS

    Feb 19, 2019

    The British government will use tools including tariffs and quotas to make sure its farmers are not left at a competitive disadvantage by Brexit, environment minister Michael Gove will say today. As part of Ireland's Brexit planning, the Department of Agriculture has carried out a detailed analy...

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    UK IS COMMITTED TO STRENGTHENING UK-INDIA DEFENCE TIES

    Feb 19, 2019

    The UK will attend Aero India in force again this year, reflecting the importance of the UK-India defence relationship. Industry and government representatives will be present to promote some of the world’s most innovative defence and aviation technologies and strengthen relationships with Ind...

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    THE SPROUT: FEDS BRACED FOR FAILURE OF NATFA PRE-TRUMP

    Feb 19, 2019

    Good afternoon and welcome to the Sprout. It’s National Chocolate Mint Day! Undoubted chocolate-mint leader Girl Scouts recently deployed a questionable marketing campaign with the use of a shirtless Jason Momoa. That’s from USA Today. Canada was bracing for the North American Free Trade...

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    RETAILERS RESIST UK PLANS FOR PLASTIC BOTTLE DEPOSITS

    Feb 18, 2019

    Retailers are pushing back against UK government plans for a deposit return program designed to encourage recycling of plastic bottles and aluminum cans. The government is considering whether deposits on bottles should apply to all drink containers, or be limited to containers that are 750 millilite...

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    GERMAN AUTOMAKERS AT MOST RISK FROM TRUMP TARIFFS

    Feb 18, 2019

    The U.S. Commerce Department sent a report on Sunday to President Donald Trump that could unleash steep tariffs on imported cars and auto parts. Profits at German automakers are seen most at risk from tariffs on cars they export to the U.S. from Europe. U.S. government officials have not given any i...

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    AA AND IPA TEAM UP WITH UK GOVERNMENT TO LAUNCH 'EXPORT MONTH' AS BREXIT DRAWS CLOSER

    Feb 18, 2019

    The UK advertising industry is pulling together ahead of Brexit with a coordinated trade push designed to champion the UK ad industry's exports throughout March. To mark 'Export Month', the Advertising Association (AA) together with the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (IPA) and...

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    SINGAPORE FUND AND BRITISH DEVELOPER EYE STAKE IN UK GOVERNMENT’S SOUTH ASIAN RENEWABLES COMPANY

    Feb 18, 2019

    U.K. developer Lightsource BP – in which oil and gas giant BP has a significant minority stake and its Singapore fund partner EverSource Capital are reportedly ready to take up all the $100 million slice of Ayana Renewable Power which is being put up for sale. Mumbai-based investment fund Ever...

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    UK GOVERNMENT GUARANTEES EU FUNDING PROGRAMS IN GIBRALTAR

    Feb 18, 2019

    In November, the European Union and the United Kingdom concluded the terms of an agreement for the orderly departure of the UK from the European Union. Gibraltar was part of that agreement. The Withdrawal Agreement includes a transitional phase until the end of 2020, which also covers Gibraltar. Thi...

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    US SENATE APPROVES WILLIAM BARR AS ATTORNEY GENERAL

    Feb 15, 2019

    The US Senate on Thursday (local time) voted to confirm William Barr as the nation's next attorney general, putting him in charge of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's inquiry into alleged Russian intervention in the 2016 presidential elections. The Senate voted 54-45 for Barr's nomination...

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    TRUMP’S EMERGENCY DECLARATION IS A TEST FOR SENATE REPUBLICANS

    Feb 15, 2019

    There was a climactic moment Thursday afternoon as Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced on the Senate floor that President Donald Trump would sign a compromise deal on border-security funding, but would also declare a national emergency to try to build his wall. What happens next will be a test...

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    PENCE PRAISES POLAND'S ACTIONS ON HUAWEI AS U.S. PRESSURE MOUNTS

    Feb 14, 2019

    U.S. Vice President Mike Pence praised Poland on Wednesday for its commitment to “protecting the telecoms sector from China”, as part of a concerted push by the United States to convince its allies to exclude tech giant Huawei from telecoms projects. Fueled by concerns that Huawei produc...

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    U.S. GROUP SAYS TRUMP TRADE TARIFFS COST BUSINESSES $2.7 BILLION IN NOVEMBER

    Feb 14, 2019

    U.S. businesses paid an additional $2.7 billion in tariffs in November 2018, according to data from a coalition of U.S. business groups fighting President Donald Trump’s trade tariffs.  The group, which brands itself “Tariffs Hurt the Heartland” and includes the Americans for ...

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    SENATOR GRAHAM SAYS TRUMP IS INCLINED TO SIGN FUNDING DEAL

    Feb 14, 2019

    U.S. President Donald Trump is inclined to sign bipartisan legislation to fund the government as long as its provisions on a border wall and bed spaces for illegal immigrants are as he expects, a Republican senator close to the White House said on Wednesday. “If you can use the money the way h...

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    SHUTDOWN-AVOIDING SPENDING PACKAGE INCLUDES 1.9 PERCENT PAY RAISE FOR 2019

    Feb 13, 2019

    Congress is poised to override President Trump’s decision last year to freeze federal civilian pay in 2019, according to House leaders. A spending deal between House and Senate appropriators released late Wednesday provided a 1.9 percent across-the-board raise to federal workers this year, the...

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    UK TRANSPORT SECRETARY CONTINUES TO FUND DIRECT FLIGHTS BETWEEN CITY OF DERRY AIRPORT AND LONDON

    Feb 13, 2019

    People in Derry-Londonderry and its surrounding areas will continue to benefit from direct flights to London, the Transport Secretary announced today. Speaking in the House of Commons earlier, Chris Grayling confirmed that the UK government, in partnership with the Department for the Economy in Nort...

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    U.S. GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN CAUSED 'REAL HARM' TO TAXPAYERS: IRS WATCHDOG

    Feb 13, 2019

    The partial U.S. government shutdown in December and January caused “real harm” to taxpayers, with many unable to get help from officials to understand their tax obligations, a government watchdog said. In a report released on Tuesday, the Internal Revenue Service watchdog said the 35-da...

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    GOVERNMENT FORESHADOWS BORDER PROTECTION ANNOUNCEMENTS IN THE WAKE OF HISTORIC LOSS IN PARLIAMENT

    Feb 13, 2019

    The Federal Government is gearing up for an election fight on border protection after its historic defeat on the floor of Parliament over medical care for asylum seekers. The Coalition is preparing to beef up border protection measures in response, foreshadowing announcements to be made in coming da...

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    HOUSE DEMOCRATS TO INVESTIGATE BACK PAY ISSUES AFTER GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

    Feb 13, 2019

    A small group of House Democrats are investigating why there have been so many challenges in issuing back pay to the 800,000 federal employees who missed two paychecks during the 35-day government shutdown. Federal employees over the past weeks have described a variety of mistakes with their back pa...

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    UK NET MIGRATION COULD INCREASE BY 100,000 UNDER GOVERNMENT'S POST-BREXIT PLANS

    Feb 13, 2019

    Net migration to the UK could INCREASE after Brexit under current plans, a new report has claimed. The measure - the difference between the numbers arriving and departing- could reach 380,000 a year if the proposed new system is introduced; according to campaign group Migration Watch UK. This would ...

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    TRUMP SAYS HE’S ‘EXTREMELY UNHAPPY’ WITH SPENDING AGREEMENT, STILL PREDICTS NO SHUTDOWN

    Feb 12, 2019

    President Trump on Tuesday voiced his discontent with a bipartisan agreement struck by congressional negotiators to avoid a partial government shutdown later this week, but still expressed optimism that agencies would not be forced to once again close their doors. Leaders from both parties in the ap...

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    UK COULD LOSE ALMOST 50% OF EUROPEAN FUNDING IN A ‘NO-DEAL’ BREXIT, WARNS REPORT

    Feb 12, 2019

    The UK could lose almost half of its European funding under a “no-deal Brexit”, according to a report released today by the House of Lords’ subcommittee on EU home affairs. the report urges the government to explain how it would replace the loss of European funding adding that doin...

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    DEFYING VOTERS, UTAH GOVERNOR SIGNS LIMITED MEDICAID EXPANSION

    Feb 12, 2019

    Utah’s governor on Monday signed legislation into law a limited Medicaid expansion plan, defying voters who approved a full expansion in November. The bill signed by Gov. Gary Herbert (R) would cover far fewer people, and cost taxpayers more money, than the plan voters approved in November. Th...

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    TRUMP ORDERS GOVERNMENT TO PRIORITIZE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

    Feb 12, 2019

    President Donald Trump on Monday, February 11, ordered the US administration to give greater priority to artificial intelligence, a move seen as firing up a battle for leadership with China. The American AI Initiative executive order calls for the administration to "devote the full resources of...

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    CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR TO DRAW DOWN GUARD TROOPS AT BORDER

    Feb 11, 2019

    California Gov. Gavin Newsom plans Monday to withdraw several hundred National Guard troops from the state's southern border with Mexico in defiance of the Trump administration's request for support from border states. About 100 of the 360 troops will remain deployed under California's a...

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    DONALD TRUMP'S SNUBS OF IRAQI OFFICIALS RISK US INFLUENCE IN BAGHDAD

    Feb 11, 2019

    US President Donald Trump’s mistreatment of Iraq has put at risk Washington's influence in Baghdad and given rise to the possibility of American troops being removed from the country, experts say. Relations between the two states have grown tense after Mr Trump's unannounced visit to A...

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    CANADA, U.S. PRIMED FOR CUBA DISPUTE

    Feb 11, 2019

    I hate to say it, but Canada and the United States are headed for a major bilateral dust-up in 45 days. And with U.S. President Donald Trump wandering around the White House, it is not the type of Canada-U.S. dispute that lends itself to easy resolution. It revolves around the sticky issue of Title ...

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    FIRST U.S. TAX FILINGS UNDER TRUMP’S OVERHAUL OFF TO SLOW START

    Feb 11, 2019

    The first U.S. tax filing season under the overhaul that President Donald Trump signed into law at the end of 2017 got off to a slow start in the first week, with data released on Friday showing a significant drop in returns and refunds. According to the Internal Revenue Service, the total number of...

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    UK GOVERNMENT TO INTERVENE OVER NORTHERN IRELAND RECLASSIFICATION ISSUE

    Feb 11, 2019

    The UK government will intervene to prevent the debts of Northern Ireland’s housing associations being shifted onto the public balance sheet, Inside Housing can reveal. In a highly unusual move by the UK government, Westminster’s Northern Ireland office has told Inside Housing that it in...

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    LAWMAKERS SAY THEY HAVE AN AGREEMENT TO AVOID ANOTHER SHUTDOWN

    Feb 11, 2019

    Congressional negotiators announced Monday evening they had agreed to the broad outlines of a deal to avoid a partial government shutdown later this week, saying they hoped to draft the measure and move it through both chambers quickly. The breakthrough came as the top appropriators in the House and...

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    EPA PRESS OFFICE UNDER FIRE FOR RELEASING POLITICALLY CHARGED RESIGNATION LETTER

    Feb 11, 2019

    A politically appointed adviser to the Environmental Protection Agency submitted a vocal resignation letter last week praising President Trump and denouncing the political “left.” That put the agency’s press office in an awkward position. Mandy Gunasekara, who since November 2017 h...

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    STATE DEPARTMENT NAMES FOX NEWS AND NAVY VETERAN TO COUNTER PROPAGANDA

    Feb 08, 2019

    Top State Department officials on Thursday announced the long-rumored appointment of Navy veteran and former Fox News correspondent Lea Gabrielle as a special envoy in charge of the department’s controversial three-year-old Global Engagement Center. “The fight against propaganda and disi...

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    HHS REMOVED WEBPAGES ON CONTRACEPTION COVERAGE UNDER OBAMACARE

    Feb 07, 2019

    Educational and enrollment materials relating to contraception coverage under the Affordable Care Act were removed from the Health and Human Services Department’s website early in the Trump administration, a new study found. The latest in the ongoing agency website monitoring by the Sunlight F...

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    NEW RESEARCH PULLS BACK THE CURTAIN ON ENTERPRISE CONTENT MARKETING IN 2019

    Feb 07, 2019

    With thousands of employees, working across multiple brands, products lines, offices and silos, enterprise marketers face unique content marketing challenges, yet many are scoring wins year after year. That’s according to the findings in the Content Marketing Institute’s new research rep...

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    TOP GENERAL IN MIDDLE EAST SAYS HE WASN’T CONSULTED ON SYRIA WITHDRAWAL

    Feb 06, 2019

    The top U.S. commander in the Middle East on Tuesday told lawmakers that he was not consulted before President Trump abruptly announced the U.S. withdrawal from Syria. It has been widely reported that the Pentagon was surprised by the move delivered via a tweet in December but U.S. Central Command c...

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    TRUMP ANNOUNCES SECOND NORTH KOREA SUMMIT IN STATE OF THE UNION

    Feb 06, 2019

    President Trump will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for a second time: a two-day summit in Vietnam at month’s end. The announcement was perhaps the most significant national-security development in his 82-minute State of the Union speech. Trump touted his relationship with Kim. “If...

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    REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS CHALLENGE GSA WATCHDOG'S TRUMP HOTEL PROBE

    Feb 05, 2019

    A group of four Republican lawmakers on Monday criticized an inspector general for a report issued last month concluding that the General Services Administration had neglected to consider all relevant legal issues when it approved President Trump’s special arrangement retaining his company&rsq...

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    U.S. JOB GROWTH LIKELY SLOWED; MINIMAL HIT SEEN FROM GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

    Feb 01, 2019

    U.S. job growth likely slowed in January after December’s weather-related outsized surge, but the pace of hiring probably remains fast enough to support the economy amid a darkening outlook resulting from government policy and cooling global economies. The Labor Department will publish its clo...

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    USA OFFERS TO SELL MILITARY HARDWARE

    Feb 01, 2019

    Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen said yesterday that the United States (US) government has proposed to the Bangladesh government purchase of military hardware from them. “The US ambassador to Bangladesh raised the issue of purchase of military hardware from them. He said, if we wanted to buy an...

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    UK SIGNS EASTERN AND SOUTHERN AFRICA TRADE CONTINUITY AGREEMENT

    Jan 31, 2019

    A continuity agreement will see British businesses and consumers benefitting from continued trade with Eastern and Southern Africa after we leave the European Union. Trade Minister George Hollingbery signed the UK-Eastern and Southern Africa agreement in London today (Thursday 31 January) with a num...

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    UK TO FUND FIVE LOW CARBON RAIL PROJECTS

    Jan 31, 2019

    The UK Government has selected five projects for development funding under its initiative to support new schemes that can help to reduce the railway’s carbon footprint. A total of £1.75m was awarded to the decarbonisation projects, chosen in the second round of the Department for Transpo...

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    FBI AGENT PLEADS GUILTY TO COLLECTING $25,000 IN PAY FOR HOURS HE DIDN'T WORK

    Jan 31, 2019

    A Little Rock, Ark.-based FBI special agent resigned from the government on Jan. 28 and pleaded guilty to embezzlement of government property by filing false certifications of his work hours. Nizam Hasheem, a 10-year veteran, had been assigned temporarily to headquarters and the Washington field off...

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    THE VARIOUS PLANS TO AVERT FUTURE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWNS

    Jan 31, 2019

    In recent weeks, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have been brainstorming ways to end the practice of shutting down federal agencies if Congress cannot reach an agreement on how to fund them before a spending deadline hits. Following the end of the 35-day partial government shutdown, which the C...

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    PELOSI VOWS NO WALL FUNDS, TRUMP SAYS HE WON'T WAIT FOR TALKS

    Jan 31, 2019

    In her first press conference since a record-long partial government shutdown ended, top Democrat Nancy Pelosi renewed her party's vow that Democrats will not allocate funding to build a wallon the US-Mexico border. House Speaker Pelosi told reporters on Thursday, "There's not going to ...

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    MANY FAMILIES MAY NEED MONTHS TO RECOVER FROM THE SHUTDOWN

    Jan 30, 2019

    Ever since the government shutdown ended last Friday, Yvette Hicks said her cable company, her electric company, the bank that processes her auto-loan payments, and her life-insurance company have been calling her “back to back to back.” They want to know when they’ll be paid. Hick...

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    2.6 PERCENT PAY RAISE BILL PASSES HOUSE, SHUTDOWN-RELATED TSP WITHDRAWALS EXCEED $140M, AND MORE

    Jan 30, 2019

    The House voted 259-161 Wednesday to approve a bill that would provide pay parity between the federal civilian and military workforces by authorizing a 2.6 percent pay raise for 2019, retroactive to Jan. 1. A companion bill was introduced in the Senate on Tuesday. Federal employee groups quickly app...

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    INTELLIGENCE CHIEFS DIVERGE FROM TRUMP ON MAIN THREATS TO U.S.

    Jan 30, 2019

    U.S. intelligence heads went to Capitol Hill on Tuesday and described the threats facing America in terms quite different from those offered by the White House. North Korea is still committed to developing nuclear missiles. ISIS, though weakened, still commands thousands of fighters. China’s r...

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    NASA EMPLOYEES RETURN TO FLOODED SPACE CENTER POST-SHUTDOWN

    Jan 30, 2019

    The partial government shutdown claimed millions of victims, from the federal workers who missed paychecks to the citizens who faced delays in critical services. In at least one case, federal office space itself suffered significantly. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center employees returned to work this...

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    TRUMP EYES LIMIT TO STATES' POWER TO BLOCK PIPELINES

    Jan 30, 2019

    The Trump administration is considering taking steps to limit the ability of states to block interstate gas pipelines and other energy projects, according to three people familiar with the deliberations. The effort, possibly done through an executive order, is aimed chiefly at states in the Northeas...

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    UK TIER 2 VISA REVIEW FOR TEACHERS PROMISED BY UK GOVERNMENT

    Jan 29, 2019

    Applying under the Tier 2 visa and Tier 2 sponsor licence scheme is expensive, complicated and difficult for both employers and employees. The Home Office guides are so lengthy and difficult to understand that some people must wonder if this has been done intentionally to put off people and so reduc...

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    UNIONS: ANTI-SHUTDOWN LAWSUIT WILL PROCEED, DESPITE GOVERNMENT REOPENING

    Jan 29, 2019

    Two federal employee unions said that they will continue to pursue lawsuits challenging the legality of agencies’ practice of requiring workers to work without pay during government shutdowns, even after the partial shutdown ended Friday. Earlier this month, the National Treasury Employees Uni...

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    WHAT THE SHUTDOWN TAUGHT US ABOUT FEDERAL PAYROLL

    Jan 29, 2019

    If the American people never considered the impact of not paying the government’s millions of employees, they have now. The longest government shutdown in history shined a light on the importance of paying hardworking public servants on time and in the right amount. Without that, many of the s...

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    NEW GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE ENCOURAGES PESTICIDES INDUSTRY TO PREPARE FOR EU EXIT

    Jan 29, 2019

    The Government has today (29 January) issued guidance to manufacturers and users of Plant Protection Products (PPPs) on what action they need to take now to minimise any disruption once the UK leaves the EU. The high scientific standard to which decisions on the use of pesticides are made will not c...

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    WILL THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN DRIVE FEDERAL WORKERS TO VOTE AGAINST TRUMP IN 2020?

    Jan 29, 2019

    At a time when hypocrisy and illogical reasoning seem to reign supreme within a government torn in two over what is ultimately a really expensive construction/vanity project, it would seem as though we’ve already maxed out our tolerance for the inane. But the recent government shutdown—w...

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    AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS WARN AGAINST ANOTHER SHUTDOWN

    Jan 29, 2019

    The nation’s air traffic control system “is less safe than it was on Dec. 21,” the president of the major air traffic controllers union warned on Tuesday. “The system is on the verge of unraveling, and we sounded the bell,” Paul Rinaldi, president of the National Air Tr...

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    WHY THE UK GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO DO MORE TO COMBAT MODERN SLAVERY

    Jan 28, 2019

    More than 35 million people around the world are subject to modern-day slavery, a quarter of them children. Victims include women who are trafficked for prostitution or forced marriage and people coerced into bonded or forced labor.  In recent years, there has been a growing international effor...

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    HOW THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS HANDLING PAY AND BENEFITS FOR SHUTDOWN-IMPACTED FEDS

    Jan 28, 2019

    Most federal employees impacted by the partial government shutdown that ended on Friday will receive their back pay by Jan. 31, according to new guidance from the Trump administration. Agencies that are reopening should provide flexibility in asking their workers to come back to the office, with the...

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    AFTER A MESSY ELECTION, STATES PUSH TO MAKE VOTING EASIER

    Jan 28, 2019

    In the nearly three months since elections dogged by accusations of voter suppression, state lawmakers across the country have either filed or pre-filed at least 230 bills that would expand access to the ballot for millions of Americans. Bipartisan efforts aim to bring automatic voter registration, ...

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    TRUMP ADMINISTRATION GRANTS RELIGIOUS EXEMPTION TO MINISTRY IN FOSTER CARE PROGRAM

    Jan 28, 2019

    The Trump administration announced Wednesday it will allow a ministry in South Carolina that only works with heterosexual Christian families to participate in a federally funded foster care program. That means Miracle Hill Ministries can receive federal funding to participate in the program while no...

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    PHILADELPHIANS HAVE MIXED FEELINGS AFTER 35-DAY GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN ENDS

    Jan 27, 2019

    The largest government shutdown in American history ended after 35 days Friday, and Philadelphians have mixed feelings about what that means for their lives and professional endeavors. A bill announced by President Donald Trump will put the government and its agencies back in service for three weeks...

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    SAN JOSE BANS EVICTIONS ON UNPAID FEDERAL WORKERS

    Jan 25, 2019

    Prior to the end of the longest government shutdown in the nation's history, the city of San Jose moved to ban all evictions in the city on unpaid federal workers until one month after the shutdown ends.  All across the housing industry, companies and agencies have taken action to aid feder...

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    TRUMP'S SPACE AMBITIONS ARE TOO BIG FOR ONE PRESIDENT

    Jan 24, 2019

    It is not the job of presidents to know the specifics of space exploration and its mind-bending physics, or to contemplate deeply the timescales and technology required for a high-stakes mission to another planet. But usually they have some sense of what’s remotely possible, and of what they&r...

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    BLANK-CHECK COMPANY IPOS MOVING AHEAD DESPITE U.S. GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

    Jan 23, 2019

    A corner of the market for initial public offerings is evading the freeze on stock market flotations inflicted by the U.S. government shutdown, putting the spotlight on listings that usually stay under most investors’ radar. “Blank-check” companies, which launch IPOs to raise money...

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    ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS FOR FURLOUGHED GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

    Jan 23, 2019

    The U.S. Federal Government shutdown has caused hardships for federal employees who are furloughed, or still working but without pay. As a result of the shutdown, businesses and cities are looking to help federal employees with their bills. Below is a compiled rundown of banks throughout the United ...

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    REVERSING COURSE, TRUMP ADMIN ALLOWS FEDS WORKING THROUGH SHUTDOWN TO TAKE LEAVE WITHOUT PENALTY

    Jan 23, 2019

    The Trump administration is providing significantly greater flexibility to federal employees working without pay during the shutdown, appearing to walk back guidance it issued last week that sought to crack down on employees calling out of work while they are not receiving paychecks. The new guidanc...

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    SHUTDOWN’S ECONOMIC IMPACT IS A FORCEFUL REMINDER OF WHY GOVERNMENT MATTERS

    Jan 22, 2019

    As the United States endures the longest shutdown in its history, Americans are getting a taste of life without government. The absence of some services are clearly visible, such as a buildup of trash at national parks or longer lines at airport security checkpoints. Others, like those felt primaril...

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    FBI FIELD OFFICES COLLECT FOOD DONATIONS FOR UNPAID EMPLOYEES

    Jan 22, 2019

    Thomas O’Connor, the FBI special agent who is volunteer president of the FBI Agents Association, said on Tuesday that it’s not normal for him to be sitting in front of news cameras. But nor is it “normal” for chunks of the government to be shut down so that the group’s ...

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    USDA CONTINUES CONTROVERSIAL CALL-BACKS OF FURLOUGHED EMPLOYEES

    Jan 22, 2019

    Continuing the Trump administration’s disputed approach of calling back furloughed employees before the partial government shutdown has ended, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on Tuesday announced he is “reopening” the scattered offices of the Farm Service Agency. Since Jan. 17, ...

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    PLAN TO PAY EXCEPTED FEDS IMMEDIATELY GAINS MOMENTUM

    Jan 22, 2019

    With just days remaining until federal employees at unfunded agencies miss their second straight paycheck, an idea to compensate at least some of them promptly appears to be gaining traction on Capitol Hill. Two weeks ago, Sens. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, introduced the Shutdow...

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    WHITE HOUSE WIDENS ITS CLAMPDOWN ON CONGRESSIONAL TRAVEL

    Jan 18, 2019

    In the latest tit-for-tat between the White House and congressional Democrats on overseas travel, President Trump’s acting budget director on Friday sent an all-agency-head memo requiring them to obtain permission from the White House chief of staff before spending money on support for lawmake...

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    NANCY PELOSI’S POWER MOVE ON THE STATE OF THE UNION

    Jan 17, 2019

    The latest casualty of the partial government shutdown might be President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, in a letter to the president on Wednesday, suggested that the annual speech before Congress be postponed or scrapped altogether in light of the legis...

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    FEDERAL EMPLOYEES RALLY TO HIGHLIGHT THE WORK THEY’RE NOT DOING DURING THE SHUTDOWN

    Jan 17, 2019

    During the ongoing partial government shutdown, federal employees fall into three buckets: those who are furloughed, those who are working without pay and those whose agencies are funded and are working and receiving their paychecks normally. Workers from all three of those buckets gathered in Washi...

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    LIONBRIDGE AUGMENTS ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE OFFERING THROUGH ACQUISITION OF GENGO AND GENGO.AI

    Jan 16, 2019

    Today, Lionbridge, one of the world’s most trusted global communications platforms, announced its acquisition of Gengo, a Tokyo-based, leading edge technology company providing crowdsourcing, machine learning and localization services to global customers. Lionbridge has a 20-year history of le...

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    SENATE REPUBLICANS, FEELING THE HEAT, PUSH FOR NEGOTIATIONS

    Jan 15, 2019

    Twenty-four days into the longest government shutdown in US history and with the White House and House Democrats no closer to a deal, pressure is ramping up on Senate Republicans to craft an exit plan that will get federal employees back to work and pull their party out of a deepening political quag...

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    SENIOR U.S. DEMOCRAT SEEKS DELAY IN LIFTING SANCTIONS ON RUSSIAN FIRMS

    Jan 15, 2019

    The second-ranking Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Tuesday he would ask the Treasury Department to delay the lifting of sanctions on two companies tied to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska to give Congress time to review the decision. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer told report...

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    OMB'S SHUTDOWN IMPROVISING DRAWS FIRE FROM BUDGET AND LEGAL EXPERTS

    Jan 15, 2019

    President Trump’s temporary budget director, acting in the unprecedented role of piloting the government during a partial but now record-breaking shutdown, has directed federal agencies to take several actions to ease the pain of closures on citizenry. Russell Vought last week prompted both th...

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    SENATE REPUBLICANS HATCH PLAN TO PREVENT FUTURE SHUTDOWNS

    Jan 14, 2019

    A group of nine Republican senators has an idea to avoid government shutdowns in the future: remove the concept of shutdown from the appropriations process. The End Government Shutdowns Act (S. 104), introduced by Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and eight of his Republican colleagues last week, would stip...

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    COMPELLED TO WORK WITHOUT PAY, FEDERAL EMPLOYEES SUE TRUMP, ACCUSING HIM OF VIOLATING 13TH AMENDMENT

    Jan 14, 2019

    A group of federal employees working without pay during the partial government shutdown are likening the predicament to involuntary servitude in a lawsuit filed last week, accusing President Trump and their bosses of violating the 13th Amendment. The lawsuit is one of several pursued by federal work...

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    NEW AIR POLLUTION PLANS IMPROVE ON EU RULES, GOVERNMENT CLAIMS

    Jan 14, 2019

    The government has set out new plans on air pollution that ministers say go beyond existing EU rules, with a pledge to improve air quality nationwide to the standards the World Health Organization (WH0) recommends. Farmers will be subject to such air quality regulations for the first time to cut the...

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    UK GOVERNMENT HAS NO INTENTION TO RELAX FRACKING RULES, LETTER SHOWS

    Jan 14, 2019

    UK government ministers have "no intention of altering" regulations on tremors caused by fracking which have repeatedly halted work in Lancashire, it has emerged. Shale firm Cuadrilla has called for the relaxation of the rules which have forced the company to pause fracking in Lancashire o...

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    UK GOVERNMENT OPENS CONSULTATION ON LARGE SCALE PV-PLUS-STORAGE RULES

    Jan 14, 2019

    In the U.K., systems bigger than 50 MW fall under the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects regime and require special permitting. With the aim of optimizing the market for higher storage penetration, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is holding a consultation unti...

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    IN LEBANON, U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL CALLS HEZBOLLAH 'UNACCEPTABLE'

    Jan 14, 2019

    The U.S. State Department criticised Lebanon’s Iran-backed Hezbollah group on Monday for digging tunnels into Israel and stockpiling rockets, as Washington steps up efforts to isolate Tehran. In recent weeks, Israeli forces uncovered tunnels they said were dug by Hezbollah, and Lebanon complai...

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    IN SETBACK IN VENEZUELA, U.S. IS WITHDRAWING DIPLOMATS FROM ITS EMBASSY

    Jan 12, 2019

    The United States is withdrawing all remaining diplomatic personnel from its embassy in Venezuela’s capital, Caracas, because of worsening conditions in the country, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said late Monday. The move is a setback for the Trump administration, which had vowed to keep dip...


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    U.S. MILITARY RETRIEVES POSSIBLE WORLD WAR TWO REMAINS FROM MYANMAR

    Jan 12, 2019

    The United States on Tuesday retrieved the possible remains of service members who went missing in Myanmar during the Second World War, marking the first such mission to Myanmar carried out by U.S. military aircraft, American officials said. After a brief ceremony, the remains were taken from Myanma...


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    CHINA SHOULD RELEASE TAIWAN ACTIVIST, SAYS U.S. RELIGIOUS FREEDOM ENVOY

    Jan 12, 2019

    The U.S. ambassador for religious freedom on Tuesday called for the release of a Taiwan activist jailed in China, saying the case was highly concerning to the U.S. government. Sam Brownback said activist Li Ming-che, a community college lecturer and an activist at a human rights non-governmental org...

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    BRAZIL TO SIGN ACCORD WITH U.S. ON SPACE TECHNOLOGY NEXT WEEK

    Jan 12, 2019

    The United States and Brazil have negotiated an accord to safeguard U.S. space technology the South American nation hopes will be used in commercial rockets lifting off from its launch site near the equator, the Brazilian government said on Monday.

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    DOMINIC GRIEVE ACCUSES UK GOVERNMENT OF 'DISRESPECTING' DEVOLUTION

    Jan 12, 2019

    A TORY MP has accused the UK Government of “disrespecting” the identities of the devolved nations. Dominic Grieve was speaking during a debate ahead of a key vote on Theresa May’s Brexit deal. He started by saying that he found it “painful” to find himself in a position...


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    LAWSUITS: MAKING FEDS WORK DURING SHUTDOWN VIOLATES 13TH AMENDMENT

    Jan 11, 2019

    A trio of lawsuits filed by federal employees this week argue that the law that allows agencies to require them to report to work without pay during a shutdown violates the Constitution’s due process protections and the prohibition against slavery. The National Treasury Employees Union, the Na...

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    SHUTDOWN ROUNDUP: 'REAL DAMAGE' TO AVIATION, EPA SLOWS POLLUTION INSPECTIONS AND FEMA STOPS CONTRACTS

    Jan 11, 2019

    Friday marks the 21st day of the shutdown, tying it with the 1995-1996 government closure for the longest funding gap in modern history. On Thursday, public service union members rallied near the White House for an end to the impasse and the Senate passed a back pay bill. At GovExec, we can't re...

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    AS U.S. GOVERNMENT SHUT DOWN PERSISTS, LANDLORDS DEFER TENANT RENTS, WAIVE LATE CHARGES

    Jan 11, 2019

    According to the National Rental Home Council, many of the US's largest operators of single-family rental homes are working with their residents affected by the government shutdown to accommodate their needs, including deferring rent payments and waiving late fees. "Going without a paycheck...

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    FEDERAL EMPLOYEES UNION SUES TRUMP ADMINISTRATION OVER SHUTDOWN

    Jan 10, 2019

    A federal employees union sued the Trump administration over the partial government shutdown, which is now on its 20th day. The partial government shutdown started on December 22 after the Congress failed to pass legislation to fund nine federal departments and dozens of agencies. The shutdown affec...

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    FED READYING NEW RULES FOR INSURERS

    Jan 10, 2019

    The Federal Reserve will soon be rolling out new regulations for insurance companies that have banking subsidiaries. During a recent executive roundtable of the American Council of Life Insurers in Naples, FL, Federal Reserve vice-chairman for supervision Randal Quarles explained that the agency wil...

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    AMID FEDERAL SHUTDOWN, ROAD AND BRIDGE PROJECTS ARE DELAYED IN OKLAHOMA

    Jan 10, 2019

    Uncertainty over federal funding for transportation projects amid a partial government shutdown is forcing some states to delay contracts for new road and bridge work while others are preparing for that possibility. Transportation officials in Oklahoma this week announced plans to delay bids on 45 h...

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    ACCUSED OF MISUSING STATE COMPUTERS, GEORGIA ETHICS CHIEF IS SUSPENDED

    Jan 10, 2019

    The state ethics commission suspended its director with pay Tuesday amid allegations that he misused state computers. Stefan Ritter, who has been the commission's executive director since 2015, called allegations first reported Monday by the The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Channel 2 Action ...

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    TRUMP VISITS THE BORDER, GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN, VENEZUELAN PRESIDENT NICOLAS MADURO: 5 THINGS TO KNOW THURSDAY

    Jan 10, 2019

    President Donald Trump will visit Texas Thursdayto promote his plan for a border wall , the sticking point in negotiations with Democrats to reopen the federal government. Trump's trip to McAllen, Texas, takes place a day after the president stormed out of a meeting with Democratic leaders who w...

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    CAN THE U.S. MILITARY BUILD A BORDER WALL EVEN AS IT STRUGGLES TO REBUILD ITSELF?

    Jan 09, 2019

    In late March 2018, President Donald Trump and then-Defense Secretary James Mattis discussed the idea that the U.S. military could help the president achieve one of his cherished aims: The Pentagon would build a wall across the country’s southern border. “Securing Americans and securing ...

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    AS ARCTIC WARMS, U.S. NAVY CONSIDERING SUMMER TRANSIT, BERING SEA PORT

    Jan 09, 2019

    In October 2017, not long after Richard Spencer became U.S. Navy Secretary, he visited Iceland to learn how Russia was asserting dominance in a warming Arctic landscape. “There was Russia, lighting up five Cold War runways with 10,000 Spetsnaz for ‘search and rescue,’” he sai...

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    TO ATTRACT MENTAL HEALTH-CARE PROFESSIONALS, INDIANA WILL PAY STUDENT LOANS

    Jan 09, 2019

    The Indiana Department of Health is hoping to entice mental health care professionals to work in rural and opioid-stricken counties in the state by offering to help pay their student loans. "This program will help bring more qualified medical professionals to rural Indiana communities and expan...

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    SECURITY FUNDING FOR RELIGIOUS AND PRIVATE SCHOOLS DOUBLED IN NEW JERSEY

    Jan 09, 2019

    New Jersey private schools will get a boost in funding for security measures under a law signed by Gov. Murphy. The legislation, which Murphy signed Tuesday at a yeshiva in Passaic, adds $11.3 million for security at nonpublic schools  2019 doubling their level of state security funding from $7...

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    25K FEDS STILL AWAIT COURT-ORDERED PAYOUT FROM 2013 SHUTDOWN

    Jan 09, 2019

    More than 25,000 individuals have been waiting for more than five years for monetary damages a court said they deserve because the federal government violated the law when it forced them to work without immediate pay during the 2013 shutdown. The government and plaintiffs were finally getting close ...

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    TRUMP ADMINISTRATION SAYS IT WILL PROVIDE FOOD STAMPS IN FEBRUARY DESPITE SHUTDOWN

    Jan 09, 2019

    The Trump administration said on Tuesday it would keep providing food assistance to poor Americans in February despite a partial U.S. government shutdown, but warned it had no solution in place for March if the funding shortfall continues. The announcement provides a reprieve for the roughly 40 mill...

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    GPO REDIRECTS CENSUS PRINTING CONTRACT FOLLOWING LEGAL CHALLENGE

    Jan 09, 2019

    The Government Publishing Office, rebounding from an unsuccessful contracting deal terminated last July, has awarded a $114.5 million Census printing job to Chicago-based R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co. The contract to print questionnaires, letters, inserts, postcards, and envelopes that will go out t...

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    FOOD STAMPS FOR MILLIONS OF AMERICANS BECOME PAWN IN SHUTDOWN FIGHT

    Jan 08, 2019

    As the partial government shutdown extends into its third week, the Department of Agriculture won't say how long it can keep paying out food stamp benefits for the nearly 39 million people who depend on the program each month. The White House and House Democrats, locked in a bitter political str...

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    KEY DATES AMID U.S. FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

    Jan 08, 2019

    A partial shutdown of the federal government entered its 18th day on Tuesday as U.S. President Donald Trump prepared to make a nationally televised address to promote construction of his long-promised wall along the border with Mexico. Trump, when he ran for president in 2016, said Mexico would pay ...

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    UK GOVERNMENT FLOATS MARKET-DRIVEN REPLACEMENT FOR SOLAR PAYMENTS

    Jan 08, 2019

    The UK's Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has unveiled a new ‘Smart Export Guarantee’ to replace the export tariff. The country's feed-in tariff, paid for every kWh generated, and the export tariff that remunerated people for the excess power transferred to...

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    AS JAN. 11 PAY DEADLINE LOOMS, GOP SENATORS EXPRESS INCREASED URGENCY IN ENDING SHUTDOWN

    Jan 08, 2019

    More than 800,000 federal employees impacted by the partial government shutdown are facing a key deadline this Friday, and it is one lawmakers are keenly aware of on both sides of the aisle. More than 350,000 federal workers are currently on furlough, a status most of them have held for 18 days. An ...

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    AS SHUTDOWN TALKS STALL, DEMOCRATS TRY A NEW TACTIC TO OPEN SOME AGENCIES

    Jan 07, 2019

    Lawmakers and the White House have shown little progress despite extended weekend negotiations as the partial shutdown dragged into its third week on Monday, and eclipsed the length of the 16-day shutdown in 2013. House Democrats will seek to ramp up pressure on President Trump to reopen federal age...

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    DEMOCRATIC-RUN HOUSE CREATES NEW WHISTLEBLOWER OMBUDSMAN

    Jan 07, 2019

    During their first hours controlling the House in the 116th Congress, Democrats on Jan. 3 and Jan. 4 pushed through an array of single-chamber rules changes that included the creation of a long-sought Office of the Whistleblower Ombudsman. By a 418-12 vote, the House on Thursday approved Title II of...

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    PENTAGON SEEKS A LIST OF ETHICAL PRINCIPLES FOR USING AI IN WAR

    Jan 07, 2019

    U.S. defense officials have asked the Defense Innovation Board for a set of ethical principles in the use of artificial intelligence in warfare. The principles are intended to guide a military whose interest in AI is accelerating witness the new Joint Artificial Intelligence Center and to reassure p...

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    U.S. TOP COURT DECLINES TO TAKE UP TRINITY INDUSTRIES GUARDRAIL CASE

    Jan 07, 2019

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned away a whistleblower’s bid to revive a $663.4 million judgment against Trinity Industries Inc in a lawsuit accusing the company of failing to tell a federal agency about changes made to a guardrail system that raised safety concerns. The justices left in...

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    SCIENTISTS GROUNDED FOR CONFERENCE FOLLOWING US GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

    Jan 07, 2019

    The partial shutdown of the US government has continued to affect airport services, which is now having a knock-on impact on conferences and events across the country. The 233rd Meeting of the American Astronomical Society was supposed to play host to a Boeing 747 outfitted with a massive telescope ...

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    WOULD BRINGING BACK PORK-BARREL SPENDING END GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWNS?

    Jan 07, 2019

    For eight years, Congress has banned the use of earmarks, otherwise known as “pork-barrel spending.” Earmarks paid for pet projects of legislators back in their districts, as a way of encouraging those officials’ votes for a spending bill. But earmarks were seen by many members of ...

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    SOCIAL SECURITY MAY HAVE OVERPAID DISABILITY CLAIMS BY $657M

    Jan 04, 2019

    The Social Security Administration’s inaccurate verification of eligibility start dates may have resulted in as much as $657 million in overpayments in the disability and supplemental insurance programs, a watchdog found. Based on a sampling of 200 claims in fiscal 2015-2016, SSA employees &ld...

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    TRUMP ASKS CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS TO RETURN FOR SHUTDOWN TALKS FRIDAY: LAWMAKER

    Jan 03, 2019

    President Donald Trump has asked congressional leaders to return to the White House on Friday for talks aimed at ending a partial government shutdown over a dispute on border security funding, House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy said on Wednesday. Speaking after a meeting of congressional leaders...

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    FOREIGN SECRETARY HUNT VISITS MALAYSIA AS PART OF FIRST OVERSEAS TRIP IN 2019

    Jan 03, 2019

    As part of a three-day visit to Asia, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt will hold bilateral talks with the Malaysian Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah today (3 January) and reiterate the UK’s support for the new government’s reform agenda. Both ministers are due to discuss closer cooperati...

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    THE EPA HAS BACKED OFF ENFORCEMENT UNDER TRUMP – HERE ARE THE NUMBERS

    Jan 03, 2019

    The Trump administration has sought to weaken the Environmental Protection Agency in a number of ways, from staff and proposed budget cuts to attempts to undermine the use of science in policymaking. Now, our new research finds that one of the EPA’s most important functions enforcement has als...

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    WHAT THE SHUTDOWN MEANS FOR YOUR RETIREMENT

    Jan 03, 2019

    Due to the ongoing partial government shutdown, more than 300,000 federal employees are currently on furlough without a guarantee of back pay. An additional 500,000 are working but facing delayed paychecks. Because the end of the year is a popular time to retire, some employees may have spent their ...

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    TRUMP BRINGS FEDERAL EMPLOYEE UNION TO WHITE HOUSE TO MAKE CASE FOR SHUTDOWN

    Jan 03, 2019

    President Trump on Thursday afternoon called an impromptu press conference to trot out unexpected guests: leaders from a federal employee union. The top officials of the National Border Patrol Council, a division of the American Federation of Government Employees, addressed reporters at the White Ho...

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    FUNDED AGENCIES’ PAYCHECKS TO GO OUT ON TIME, DESPITE SHUTDOWN IMPACTING LARGEST PAYROLL PROCESSOR

    Jan 03, 2019

    Officials with the Agriculture Department confirmed Thursday that although it is subject to the partial government shutdown, the government’s largest payroll processor, which is housed within the department, will get the next round of paychecks out on time for all agencies that have appropriat...

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    VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT CHALLENGED FOR NOT RELEASING DOCUMENTS ON SKY NEWS BAN

    Jan 02, 2019

    The Victorian government falsely claimed it held no internal records on its decision to ban Sky News from train stations to block a journalist’s freedom of information request. The state Labor government found itself under immense scrutiny in August for banning Sky News from train station scre...

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    U.S. TROOP PULLOUT A TOTAL CAPITULATION TO ERDOGAN

    Jan 02, 2019

    U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to pull troops out of northeastern Syria is "a total capitulation to Erdogan," an informed source has told CNN's Jack Tapper, a news anchorman and former White House reporter. Trump, following a phone talk with Turkish President Recep Tayyip E...

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    JUDGE LETS OBAMACARE STAND WHILE COURT CHALLENGE CONTINUES

    Jan 02, 2019

    The federal judge in Texas who ruled the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional said today that the law can stand while his judgment is under appeal. In his order issuing a stay and final partial judgment in the controversial case, U.S. District Court Judge Reed O’Connor reiterated that he belie...

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    CUOMO PARDONS 22 IMMIGRANTS, CRITICIZES TRUMP

    Jan 02, 2019

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) announced pardons on Monday for 22 immigrants who were at risk of deportation because of criminal records, taking a swipe at President Trump in the process. "While President Trump shuts down the federal government over his obsession with keeping immigrants out, Ne...

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    TSA WHISTLEBLOWER DISCLOSURES PROMPT TWO AVIATION SECURITY PROBES

    Jan 02, 2019

    The Homeland Security Department late last month was ordered to reexamine precautions against the risk of attacks on airplanes using deadly chemicals and contaminated food, acting at the behest of the agency in charge of protecting whistleblowers governmentwide. The Office of Special Counsel, in a v...

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    FEDERAL WORKFORCE’S LARGEST UNION SUES OVER UNPAID LABOR DURING SHUTDOWN

    Jan 02, 2019

    The nation’s largest federal employee union on Monday filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration over employees being forced to work without pay during the partial government shutdown that began last month. Led by two Bureau of Prisons employees, the American Federation of Government Emp...

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    DEM-CONTROLLED HOUSE READY TO TAKE ON TRUMP BEGINNING THURSDAY

    Jan 01, 2019

    According to several news reports, the House will vote Thursday on a funding bill to re-open the government and end the partial government shutdown. January 3 is when the new Democratic majority in the House will be sworn in. It’s also when President Donald Trump will begin facing what outlets...

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    IMMIGRANT KIDS IN ‘TENDER AGE’ SHELTERS FACE MYRIAD RISKS

    Jan 01, 2019

    Separating immigrant children from their parents will very likely lead to negative effects on emotional and mental health, research shows. Young children placed in “tender age” shelters are the most vulnerable, experts say. “Recent changes in the U.S. immigration system have result...

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    TRUMP: MOST FURLOUGHED EMPLOYEES ARE DEMOCRATS

    Dec 27, 2018

    Attempting to persuade Democratic leaders to back his proposal for billions of dollars in new federal spending for a border wall, President Trump Thursday said most of those affected by the current partial government shutdown are Democrats. The president offered no evidence for his assertion. In a 2...

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    U.S. SPIES WANT TO KNOW HOW TO IDENTIFY COMPROMISED AI

    Dec 27, 2018

    The U.S. government’s research arm for intelligence organizations, IARPA, is looking for ideas on how to detect “Trojan” attacks on artificial intelligence, according to government procurement documents. Here’s the problem the agency wants to solve: At a simple level, modern ...

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    US GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN PUSHES CFTC TO SEEK STAY OF ACTIONS AGAINST FRAUDSTERS

    Dec 27, 2018

    The US Government shutdown is affecting the services of regulatory bodies, including the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), which is seeking the stay of actions against binary options and virtual currency fraudsters. The respective motions were filed with federal courts on December 26, 201...

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    US SHUTDOWN LIKELY TO SPILL OVER 2019

    Dec 27, 2018

    An aide to Trump said that the US government could experience a partial shutdown because of issues regarding budget spending which could last till January 3, when the next Congress opens. The shutdown started on Friday at midnight following resistance from opposition Democrats to Trump’s deman...

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    U.S. COMMERCE DEPARTMENT WON'T PUBLISH ECONOMIC DATA DURING SHUTDOWN: WSJ

    Dec 27, 2018

    The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis and Census Bureau will not publish economic data during the ongoing partial government shutdown, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing an agency spokeswoman. The Commerce Department releases key figures on a gross do...

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    THE GOVERNMENT MAY BE SHUT DOWN, BUT TAXPAYERS ARE FOOTING THE BILL FOR MAR-A-LAGO PARTY TENTS

    Dec 26, 2018

    At loggerheads with Congress over funding his signature border wall, president Donald Trump shut down large swaths of the federal government at midnight on Friday. Roughly 800,000 federal employees are affected, many of whom will remain on furlough without pay if the shutdown continues. But even as ...

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    AS FURLOUGH NOTICES HIT INBOXES, TRUMP SAYS FEDS SUPPORT A SHUTDOWN

    Dec 26, 2018

    As hundreds of thousands of federal employees spend their holidays wondering when they will next report to work and if they will miss a paycheck, President Trump has claimed those workers have reached out to him with a special message: we don’t mind. About 350,000 federal employees are current...

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    HOW YOUR HOLIDAY TRAVEL PLANS WILL BE IMPACTED BY THE PARTIAL FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

    Dec 26, 2018

    Holiday travel should not be impacted by the partial federal government shutdown, which entered its fifth day on Wednesday and no end in the near future. Planes and trains are still running, even though a quarter of the federal government remains shuttered after government funding lapsed for nine fe...

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    PARENTS OVERWHELMINGLY SUPPORT SCHOOL CHOICE, DISTRUST FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

    Dec 26, 2018

    American families aren’t accessing the school types they prefer and do not trust the federal government, according to results of an annual report "Schooling America", produced by EdChoice, a national nonprofit organization that promotes state-based educational choice programs. The ma...

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    DEMOCRATS HOLD FIRM ON SHUTDOWN AS TRUMP REFUSES TO TAKE BLAME

    Dec 25, 2018

    "The Democrats offered us $1.6 billion a couple weeks ago, then they offered the president $1.3 billion this week" for border security, said Mulvaney, who is to become Trump's acting chief of staff in January. Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer said Mr Trump "threw ...

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    CONGRESS APPROVES ACT THAT OPENS US GOVERNMENT DATA TO THE PUBLIC

    Dec 24, 2018

    Congress has passed a bill that could make it easier for you to access public data released by the government. The House approved the OPEN Government Data Act on Saturday, while all eyes were on the shutdown, as part of a larger bill to support evidence-based policymaking. It requires that federal a...

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    US GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN: WHAT DOES IT MEAN AND HOW CAN TRUMP END THE CONFLICT?

    Dec 24, 2018

    A partial shutdown of the US government is likely to drag on over the Christmas holiday after the Senate failed to break an impasse over Donald Trump’s demand for more funding to build a wall on the border with Mexico. With no deal in sight, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell sent senato...

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    TRUMP KICKS MATTIS OUT EARLY, NAMES SHANAHAN ACTING DEFENSE SECRETARY

    Dec 24, 2018

    Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan will replace outgoing Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Jan. 1, President Trump tweeted on Sunday, ending Mattis’s tenure two months prior to his planned resignation date.“I am pleased to announce that our very talented Deputy Secretary of Defen...

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    SENATE PASSES BILL TO GUARANTEE FURLOUGHED FEDS BACK PAY

    Dec 21, 2018

    The Senate on Friday passed legislation to ensure federal employees facing furloughs during a potential partial government shutdown are guaranteed back pay once the government reopens. About 345,000 federal workers are set to be furloughed if Congress fails to act by midnight; those employees would ...

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    HARD-NOSED PENTAGON NEGOTIATOR REMOVED FROM JOB; RACKED UP HUGE TRAVEL COSTS

    Dec 21, 2018

    Trump administration officials are removing the Pentagon’s top weapon buying negotiator, who racked up hundreds of thousands of dollars in travel costs and pushed a controversial plan to slow payments to defense contractors, Defense One has learned. Shay Assad, a senior Defense Department bure...

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    GET READY FOR A SHUTDOWN ‘FOR A VERY LONG TIME’ TRUMP WARNS

    Dec 21, 2018

    What seemed unlikely a week ago appeared far more likely on Friday morning: a partial government shutdown that could last “for a very long time,” President Trump threatened in an early morning tweet. Trump was emboldened by the passage of a continuing resolution in the House Thursday eve...

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    THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S DAVOS 2019 HOTEL BILLS HAVE ALREADY HIT $2.9 MILLION

    Dec 21, 2018

    Donald Trump has trashed relationships with the U.S.’s closest allies the past year, insulted foreign leaders, scorned decades-old alliances in overseas meetings, and undermined global regulatory bodies.  Nonetheless, he plans to travel to the World Economic Forum in Davos again this comi...

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    MICHIGAN GOP LAWMAKERS VOTE TO GIVE THEMSELVES MORE POWER

    Dec 21, 2018

    Michigan Republicans voted Thursday to give themselves a power to intervene in court cases that now is reserved for the state attorney general, the latest measure pushed through a lame-duck session that critics said would weaken the power of Democrats or voters. The bill, approved 26-12 almost entir...

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    IT MAY TAKE A WHILE FOR HOUSE DEMOCRATS TO CATCH UP WITH THE HOMELAND SECURITY SECRETARY

    Dec 20, 2018

    The new Democratic-led House is planning multiple investigations into the Trump administration, including a laser-like focus on the $50-billion annual budget of the Homeland Security department, which oversees Donald Trump’s controversial immigration policy. It may be hard to pin down a date f...

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    TRUMP SAYS HE WON’T SIGN SPENDING BILL, HEIGHTENING SHUTDOWN FEARS

    Dec 20, 2018

    President Trump told House Republican leaders Thursday that he would refuse to sign the two-month continuing resolution passed by the Senate Wednesday night to keep federal agencies open, increasing the likelihood of a partial government shutdown this weekend. Trump met with House Speaker Paul Ryan,...

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    JUSTICE HITS CHINESE HACKERS FOR ATTACKING U.S. NAVY, AGENCIES, COMPANIES

    Dec 20, 2018

    Two Chinese nationals conducted a massive, multi-year effort to steal information from U.S. companies, government outfits even Navy personnel according to the Department of Justice, working with the United Kingdom. The new indictments, released by DOJ officials Thursday, are the latest sign that Chi...

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    MATTIS RESIGNS OVER DISAGREEMENTS WITH TRUMP

    Dec 20, 2018

    Defense Secretary James Mattis will step down at the end of February, he announced in a two-page resignation letter that cited his differences with President Donald Trump. “My views on treating allies with respect and also being clear-eyed about both malign actors and strategic competitors are...

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    SHUTDOWN-AVERTING BILL COULD DOOM 2019 PAY RAISE FOR FEDS, AT LEAST FOR NOW

    Dec 19, 2018

    Republican appropriators said Wednesday morning that the stopgap measure intended to avert a partial government shutdown would not include language providing a pay raise for federal civilian employees, a move that would all but assure that President Trump’s plan to institute a pay freeze will ...

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    VA LEADERSHIP TURNOVER HINDERED CAMPAIGN TO CURB VETERANS SUICIDES

    Dec 19, 2018

    Frequent changes at the top echelons of the Veterans Affairs Department contributed to a decline in outreach to veterans at risk of suicide, the Government Accountability Office reported. Citing both “leadership turnover and reorganization,” auditors of the crisis hotline for veterans ru...

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    LAWMAKERS SCRAMBLE UNSUCCESSFULLY TO INCLUDE FEDERAL PAY RAISE IN SENATE SPENDING PACKAGE

    Dec 19, 2018

    A handful of senators late Wednesday scrambled to try to ensure that federal workers would receive a pay raise in 2019 if Congress is able to pass a shutdown-averting, stop-gap funding bill acceptable to President Trump. Roughly one-third of federal agencies are scheduled to lose funding after Frida...

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    WHITE HOUSE PUNTS ON SHUTDOWN SPECIFICS, PUTS ONUS ON SENATE

    Dec 18, 2018

    For a while Tuesday morning, it appeared that Congress and the White House could quickly reach an agreement to avert a partial government shutdown ahead of Friday’s funding deadline. But within hours, negotiators appeared back at square one. Lawmakers have until Dec. 21 to come to an agreement...

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    A GOP MELTDOWN IN PENNSYLVANIA THREATENS TRUMP'S REELECTION PROSPECTS

    Dec 17, 2018

    A GOP implosion in Pennsylvania has Republicans alarmed about President Donald Trump's reelection prospects in a state that proved essential to his 2016 victory. The enfeebled state party still reeling after a devastating midterm election where Republicans lost three congressional seats and whif...

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    NOMINATING A CRONY, LOYALIST OR OLD BUDDY FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL IS A U.S. PRESIDENTIAL TRADITION

    Dec 15, 2018

    With President Donald Trump’s announcement that he would nominate former Attorney General William P. Barr to fill the position again, Trump chose a prominent Republican lawyer with extensive government experience to run the Justice Department. Barr has publicly supported some of Trump’s ...

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    THE GOVERNMENT’S BIOTERROR-RESPONSE WEBSITE MAY BE LEAKING SENSITIVE DATA

    Dec 14, 2018

    The U.S. government’s chief tool to coordinate responses to bioterror events has for years suffered from big security problems, according to DHS inspectors and a former employee. For more than 15 years, the United State’s first line of defense against a major biological incident has been...

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    AS SPENDING TALKS BREAK DOWN, A PAY RAISE FOR FEDS HANGS IN THE BALANCE

    Dec 13, 2018

    With eight days remaining until a deadline for lawmakers to avert a partial government shutdown, one issue facing all federal workers remains unsettled: a pay raise. Congress and President Trump have until Dec. 21 to agree to a deal on seven appropriations bills, which include funding for the Transp...

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    HOUSE BUDGET LEADERS HAIL GAO LEGAL OPINION ON WHITE HOUSE RESCISSIONS

    Dec 12, 2018

    At the end of a year in which the White House budget office began proposing cancellations of appropriated spending (rescissions), the Government Accountability Office has weighed in with a first-of-its-kind legal opinion protecting Congress’s powers of the purse when it comes to timing. The le...

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    HOW TO CREATE A CULTURE OF FAIRNESS IN GOVERNMENT

    Dec 11, 2018

    The quality of agency leadership and the role that merit plays in workplace decisions continues to plague the Defense and Homeland Security departments, at least from the employees’ perspective, according to this year’s Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. For example, at Homeland Security...

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    MORE THAN 6,000 MAIL-IN BALLOTS NOT COUNTED IN FLORIDA ELECTIONS

    Dec 11, 2018

    Florida officials say thousands of mailed ballots were not counted because they were delivered too late to state election offices. Three statewide Florida races, including the contest for governor, went to state-mandated recounts because the margins were so close. The Department of State late last w...

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    VOTING TO END CAUCUSES, NEBRASKA DEMOCRATS WILL RETURN TO PRIMARY SYSTEM

    Dec 11, 2018

    Caucuses are officially no more in Nebraska after the state Democratic Party voted to go back to the primary system. The state’s Democrats had been choosing their presidential nominee by caucus since 2008 in a system similar to Iowa’s. With caucuses, voters gather in a place and discuss ...

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    NURSING HOMES BALK AT CALIFORNIA REQUIRING MORE DIRECT CARE OF PATIENTS

    Dec 11, 2018

    More than half of California’s nursing homes are asking to be exempted from new state regulations that would require them to spend more time directly caring for their patients. The state’s new staffing requirements for nursing homes, quietly passed in last year’s budget bill, seem ...

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    JUDGE SLAMS JUSTICE AND STATE DEPARTMENTS FOR INEPT HANDLING OF FOIA REQUESTS

    Dec 10, 2018

    In another of many stories from the 2016 presidential campaign that will not die, a district judge last week handed a victory to the conservative legal transparency group Judicial Watch by requiring two major federal agencies to perform a do-over on their search for missing Hillary Clinton emails. I...

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    WHY TRUMP CAN’T FIND ANYONE TO BE HIS CHIEF OF STAFF

    Dec 10, 2018

    Donald Trump is, infamously, not the sort of man used to getting no for an answer. And while the frequent demurrals from candidates for administration jobs must have started to accustom the president to rejection, Nick Ayers’s decision not to take the White House chief-of-staff position must s...

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    FEDS THREATEN JAIL FOR OPENING A SUPERVISED INJECTION SITE IN AMERICA

    Dec 10, 2018

    The response from city officials: So what? They are pushing forward to open the controversial facilities that exist in other countries as a way to reduce drug overdoses. With opioids killing more than 115 people a day, cities across the country have been toying with the idea of opening a supervised ...

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    ENDING FIRST CHARTER SCHOOL STRIKE IN U.S., TEACHERS CELEBRATE TENTATIVE CONTRACT AGREEMENT

    Dec 10, 2018

    Hundreds of elated Acero charter school educators decked out in union red cheered, chanted and danced at a Sunday afternoon rally to celebrate their historic victory: a tentative contract agreement with management that ended the nation's first charter school strike. More than 500 teachers and su...

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    FORMER GOP WISCONSIN GOVERNOR WEIGHS IN ON PARTY'S LAME-DUCK POWER GRAB

    Dec 10, 2018

    Former Wisconsin Gov. Scott McCallum (R) is calling for Gov. Scott Walker (R) to reject some of the measures the state legislature passed to limit incoming Democratic officials' authority.“It appears completely political, (like) a power grab,” McCallum told the Milwaukee Journal Sent...

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    DHS SCALES BACK TROUBLED CONTRACT DESIGNED TO BRING ON MORE BORDER AGENTS

    Dec 10, 2018

    The Trump administration is scaling back a $300 million contract it signed a year ago to help fulfill the president’s mandate to hire thousands of Border Patrol agents, customs officers and support staff, saying it now has sufficient resources to make those hires internally. Customs and Border...

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    TRUMP PICKS A WASHINGTON INSIDER AS HIS NEXT ATTORNEY GENERAL

    Dec 07, 2018

    In a White House unsettled by the ongoing Russia probe and unprepared for its conclusion, the president on Friday signaled a solution to at least one of the many problems before him: who would permanently replace Jeff Sessions as attorney general. Heading to Marine One on the South Lawn, Donald Trum...

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    TRUMP PROTESTS INFRINGEMENT ON EXECUTIVE BRANCH IN COAST GUARD ACT

    Dec 07, 2018

    In his 25th signing statement, President Trump this week registered disagreement with what he sees as legislative encroachment on executive branch powers as he signed into law the 2018 Frank LoBiondo Coast Guard Authorization Act. That law (S. 140), named for a retiring New Jersey Republican House m...

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    NEW YORK STATE LAWMAKERS ON TRACK TO BE HIGHEST-PAID IN THE COUNTRY

    Dec 07, 2018

    Even while some suggest its unconstitutional, government reform groups praised a commission's decision to raise state lawmakers salaries for the first time in 20 years while also imposing restrictions on outside income and legislative stipends."The Commission has done an excellent job of ba...

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    NORTH CAROLINA GOP SAYS IT ‘FULLY’ SUPPORTS NEW ELECTION IF INQUIRY SHOWS FRAUD

    Dec 07, 2018

    The executive director of the North Carolina Republican Party said Thursday that the GOP would support a new election in North Carolina's 9th District if alleged fraud in the district was shown to have "changed the race." The allegations have focused on an independent contractor who wo...

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    TRUMP CHOOSES A LOYAL FOOT SOLDIER FOR THE UN

    Dec 07, 2018

    Nikki Haley accepted the job of U.S. ambassador to the United Nations when, as she tells it, Donald Trump assured her that she wouldn’t have to be a “talking head.” Now the president plans to replace her with a woman once described as “the new face of the talking head,”...

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    HHS QUIETLY DELETES GUIDANCE ON RECRUITING LATINOS TO OBAMACARE

    Dec 06, 2018

    Again without public notice, the Health and Human Services Department-based Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services removed from its website materials that critics believe remain current and relevant to the administration of the 2010 Affordable Care Act. Last September two months before the new e...

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    THE WHITE HOUSE HAS NO PLAN FOR CONFRONTING THE MUELLER REPORT

    Dec 06, 2018

    Nobody knows how the White House plans to respond to the Mueller report including the people who work at the White House. The special counsel is reportedly nearing the end of his probe. Sentencing memos are dropping. Plea deals are being struck. The president’s legal team expects a response to...

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    2020 SOLAR POWER: CALIFORNIA OFFICIALLY CODIFIES MANDATE FOR HOMES

    Dec 06, 2018

    California officially became the first state in the nation on Wednesday, Dec. 5 to require homes built in 2020 and later be solar powered. To a smattering of applause, the California Building Standards Commission voted unanimously to add energy standards approved last May by another panel to the sta...

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    BILL TARGETING OFFICIAL TIME WOULD COST MORE THAN IT SAVES

    Dec 05, 2018

    Budget experts have concluded that a bill that would cut the pension benefits of federal employees who are compensated by the government for union representational work would not be successful in saving agencies money. The Congressional Budget Office last week issued its cost estimate for the Offici...

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