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Clock ticking toward shutdown as Congress returns to one big spending mess Clock ticking toward shutdown as Congress returns to one big spending mess
- January 19, 2018

Democrats' votes are needed to advance the stopgap measure through the Senate, but they have been rebuffed in their demands to add protections against deportation for younger immigrants who were brought to the country illegally as children. (more...)
Precautionary boil water advisory issued for portion of neck area in N Precautionary boil water advisory issued for portion of neck area in N
- January 19, 2018

The Town of Jonesboro is issuing a LIMITED BOIL ADVISORY for the DURBIN CIRCLE AND WALKER ROAD AREAS of the Jonesboro Water System. Any time water pressure drops below 20 pounds per square inch, a boil order must be issued as a precaution. (more...)
Scarborough Accuses GOP Senators Cotton And Perdue Of 'Lying' For 'Racist' President
- January 19, 2018

Asked about Trump's comments challenging his honesty, Durbin told reporters Tuesday: "I stand by every word I said about what was said". During the 2016 campaign, the Pope said Trump's plan to build a wall between the U.S. Apart from this, Trump has no problems in vision, head, ears, nose, and throat. Sen. Dick Durbin of IL, the only Democrat at Thursday's meeting, said Trump had indeed said what he was reported to have said. (more...)
Clock Ticking Down on Gov't Funding Deal, DACA Clock Ticking Down on Gov't Funding Deal, DACA
- January 19, 2018

House Speaker Paul Ryan said the military is being used as a bargaining chip. Whether Democrats do the same again this week will depend on two things: their level of commitment to helping so-called Dreamers and their disgust over Congress' continued inability to approve longer-term government spending. (more...)
Blazing Stock Climbs To New Heights: NXP Semiconductors NV (NASDAQ:NXPI) Blazing Stock Climbs To New Heights: NXP Semiconductors NV (NASDAQ:NXPI)
- January 19, 2018

Nxp Semiconductors N V now has $40.35B valuation. The stock increased 0.45% or $0.005 during the last trading session, reaching $1.11. The company had a trading volume of 4,178,100 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,207,009. Analysts await The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:OVAS) to report earnings on March, 1. They expect $1.46 earnings per share, up 16.80% or $0.21 from last year's $1.25 per share. (more...)
Minneapolis a finalist for NCAA women's basketball Final Four Minneapolis a finalist for NCAA women's basketball Final Four
- January 19, 2018

The American Airlines Center will serve as Dallas' proposed competition venue. The locations offer a mix of sites that have hosted the Final Four before and those that would host for the first time, the NCAA said in a statement . Nashville last hosted the Women's Final Four in 2014. Houston is vying to host for the first time. Sprint Center also has been home to two NCAA Volleyball Championships and numerous NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments. (more...)
Congress Strains To Pass Stopgap Budget, Avert Shutdown Congress Strains To Pass Stopgap Budget, Avert Shutdown
- January 19, 2018

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi was even more pointed, arguing that an extra item in the funding bill to insure resources for children's health coverage was "like a bowl of doggie doo with a cherry on top". A government shutdown is a bit of a misnomer. The U.S. Government Accountability Office sent its employees a memo on Thursday warning that regular operations would cease on Monday if a shutdown occurred. (more...)
DHS Secretary Nielsen: 'I did not and will not lie under oath' DHS Secretary Nielsen: 'I did not and will not lie under oath'
- January 19, 2018

President Trump is in excellent health with "no indication" of "any cognitive issues" - but he could afford to lose a few pounds and start exercising over the coming year, according to the president's physician. "But did you test for racism?" Durbin, responded he didn't "know how you could miss those words spoken by the president". Jackson said Trump has agreed to get rid of 4.5-6 kg of body fat in the next one year by combining diet, exercise and medication. (more...)
Punjab HC quashes the appointment of Chief Principal Secretary Suresh Kumar Punjab HC quashes the appointment of Chief Principal Secretary Suresh Kumar
- January 19, 2018

The government would examine the judgement, said the spokesperson. Suresh Kumar is considered close to Amarinder Singh and is seen as the most powerful man in the state after him. A lawyer had moved the High Court a year ago to challenge Kumar's appointment. Accused of pocketing sand mine contracts worth crores on his staff's names, Punjab Power and Irrigation Minister Rana Gurjit Singh has resigned from his post. (more...)
White House defends itself after Bannon's House interview White House defends itself after Bannon's House interview
- January 19, 2018

But when it comes to the congressional investigations, the White House counsel's office is instructing some witnesses to limit their testimony , testing the extent of executive privilege by refusing to discuss any activity that occurred after the 2016 election. (more...)
Tillerson to go to London and hopes to go to new embassy Tillerson to go to London and hopes to go to new embassy
- January 19, 2018

The president had been billed to open the new U.S. embassy in London but he cancelled the trip citing anger at its allegedly out-of-the-way location in south London. "That's a decision that's already been taken, so I don't think we need to revisit it", he said. More than a year into his presidency, Mr Trump has yet to visit London, with many Britons vowing to protest against the US President. (more...)
Schumer: 'I Totally Believe' Durbin About Trump 'Shithole' Remarks
- January 19, 2018

Trump also said in the meeting that he would prefer immigrants from countries like Norway instead. Dick Durbin's description of the Oval Office meeting a "gross misrepresentation". Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) also said Sunday lawmakers who were in the room told him about the slur before it was reported publicly. A spokesman for Democratic Illinois Sen. (more...)
The Apocalypse is Near In Latest Battlefield 1 Expansion The Apocalypse is Near In Latest Battlefield 1 Expansion
- January 19, 2018

It's made up of five maps - two of which are playable exclusively in the new Air Assault game mode - plus melee weapons like the meat cleaver, six new guns including the Chauchat-Ribeyrolles SMG, an AA Rocket Gun for Assault players (among other gadgets), and the Hansa Brandenburg GI and Airco DH10 aircraft. (more...)
United Kingdom backpacker killed in Sydney by a man she'd just started dating United Kingdom backpacker killed in Sydney by a man she'd just started dating
- January 19, 2018

Friends in the United Kingdom have written on social media after learning of Ms Blake's death. A British woman and a Nepalese man found dead in an inner Sydney apartment in a suspected murder-suicide have been named. Ms Blake reportedly arrived in Australia just eight months ago, and had worked on a citrus farm in northwest Victoria. While Inspector Geoff Olsen said that the force is treating their deaths as "a possible murder-suicide". (more...)
US Congress scrambles for votes to avoid government shutdown US Congress scrambles for votes to avoid government shutdown
- January 19, 2018

Senate Minority Whip Richard Durbin, D-Illinois, flanked by with Republican and Democrat members of Congress, speaks to the press after a meeting with president Donald Trump to seek a bipartisan solutions to immigration reform on January 9, 2018 in Washington , D.C. (more...)
#Girther: Doctor says Trump's in 'excellent' health and we think it's BS #Girther: Doctor says Trump's in 'excellent' health and we think it's BS
- January 19, 2018

Additionally, Trump's coronary calcium score of 133 is lower than the mean for men his age, according to MESA, making Trump's score a sign of above average heart health. Oz" show to give details of a physical performed by his longtime physician, the eccentric Dr. Harold Bornstein. Side-by-side comparisons are popping up on social media where Trump is compared to athletes like Tim Tebow and Tom Brady, who are roughly the same height and weight as Trump is said to be. (more...)
White House doc to provide more details about Trump's health White House doc to provide more details about Trump's health
- January 19, 2018

He'd like the president to lose 10 to 15 pounds (4.5 to 6.8 kilograms) over the next year. She notes, for example, that some people sincerely think that illegal immigration undermines the rule of law, some people want lower legal immigration levels, and some people want to shift immigration policy toward some notion of "merit". (more...)
NC won't have immediately to redraw maps NC won't have immediately to redraw maps
- January 19, 2018

The justices announced their decision late Thursday after legal briefs were filed for and against the GOP legislators' request for a delay. Earlier this month, a three judge panel held North Carolina's 2016 plan - that was passed by a Republican-led legislature was enacted "with the intent of discriminating against voters who favored non-Republican candidates" and that the plan violated the First Amendment by "unjustifiably discriminating against voters based on their previous political ... (more...)
Exercise? I Get More Than People Think, Trump Says Exercise? I Get More Than People Think, Trump Says
- January 19, 2018

But you don't just "move forward" after the president describes African countries as "shitholes" and proposes more white immigration . Sen. In case you didn't know, a newly-released book on Trump has left many doubtfull about "the president's mental fitness for office". (more...)
Wednesday's First Warning Forecast: Snow moving in today Wednesday's First Warning Forecast: Snow moving in today
- January 19, 2018

In fact, the weather service in Mobile said up to 1 inch is not out of the question in isolated spots in south Alabama. END OF WEEK THAW: Thursday morning will be in the teens to start the day, but Thursday afternoon temps are forecast in the 40s across Central Alabama. (more...)
South Dakota's ESSA state plan has been approved South Dakota's ESSA state plan has been approved
- January 19, 2018

Washington's ESSA plan outlines how the state will measure student progress and hold schools and districts accountable for that progress, or lack of progress. The bill has no impact on funding, but ESSA will require states to report spending by individual schools. Supports evidence-based interventions for school improvement in the lowest-performing schools, implemented in collaboration with stakeholders. (more...)
Trump says Sen. Durbin misrepresented discussion Trump says Sen. Durbin misrepresented discussion
- January 19, 2018

To Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., the president's message apparently came through. Graham himself would say only that "I said my piece directly" to the president and that "I've always believed that America is an idea, not defined by its people but by its ideals". (more...)
In Tweet, President Trump Says Durbin 'Blew' Deal On DACA In Tweet, President Trump Says Durbin 'Blew' Deal On DACA
- January 19, 2018

As the fallout continues over United States president Donald Trump's use of a vulgar term to describe African countries during immigration talks, aides to the president are locked in an internal debate over which version of the word the president used. (more...)
Trump Administration Uses Anniversary of Congresswoman's Death to Push Anti-Immigration Agenda Trump Administration Uses Anniversary of Congresswoman's Death to Push Anti-Immigration Agenda
- January 19, 2018

Mr Trump also said the allegation was hurting efforts to strike a deal to protect so-called Dreamer immigrants. The debate continued to play out on Tuesday as Washington was gripped with uncertainty over whether the government would shut down at midnight on Friday, when temporary government funding is set to run out, in the absence of a deal on immigration and other matters. (more...)
Chris Christie stopped at TSA for evading security checkpoint Chris Christie stopped at TSA for evading security checkpoint
- January 19, 2018

Chris Christie tried to take a special access entrance at an airport Thursday morning, only to learn he no longer has that privilege. According to Bloomberg News , Christie was turned away from a VIP entrance at the biggest airport in his own home state. (more...)

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