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Trump donates quarterly salary to Education Department Trump donates quarterly salary to Education Department
- July 28, 2017

Sanders presented a cheque of $100,000 to the Education Secretary Betsy DeVos , who announced that the money would go towards hosting a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) camp for children at the department. However, Article Two of the United States constitution requires the president to be paid, so instead Trump will be accepting a token figure of $1, with the rest being donated. (more...)
ECJ to issue opinion in mandatory refugee quota lawsuit ECJ to issue opinion in mandatory refugee quota lawsuit
- July 28, 2017

Slovakia and Hungary, which along with the Czech Republic and Romania voted against the measure, are asking the court to annul the decision, citing erroneous procedures or inappropriate legal grounds. The scheme aimed at relocating 160,000 migrants then living in Italy and Greece, and was set up after a summer which saw up to 3,000 new asylum seekers arrive every day. (more...)
Donald Trump: 'Everything's fine, it's just media histrionics,' says commentator Charlie Wolf Donald Trump: 'Everything's fine, it's just media histrionics,' says commentator Charlie Wolf
- July 28, 2017

Did President Obama ever come to a jamboree? The knot-tying was left to Democratic Sen. One that had been a Boy Scout, unlike the current President. Instead, the invitation stems from the "Duty to Country" mentioned in the Boy Scout Oath and respect for the Office of the President. "But Obama , who spent part of his childhood with the Indonesian Scout Association, not BSA, could never quite make the jamborees". (more...)
Cheers, whoops for McCain's return, then impassioned speech Cheers, whoops for McCain's return, then impassioned speech
- July 28, 2017

McCain's vote was pivotal as Republicans, who hold a 52-seat majority, scrambled to round up 50 votes on a motion to advance legislation to repeal Obamacare. McCain himself campaigned heavily on the "Obamacare" repeal issue past year as he won re-election to a sixth and nearly certainly final Senate term. (more...)
Watch Matt Damon Get Angry In The Trailer For George Clooney's 'Suburbicon' Watch Matt Damon Get Angry In The Trailer For George Clooney's 'Suburbicon'
- July 28, 2017

Suburbicon stars Damon , Isaac, Julianne Moore , Josh Brolin and Glenn Fleshler; it hits TIFF (September 7 - 17), and U.S. theaters, November 7th. The dark, screwball kind from the minds of screenwriters Clooney and frequent collaborators Ethan and Joel Coen and Grant Heslov? Those people probably haven't studied history too deeply, or maybe they just have their blinders up to forget about all of the bad stuff (the rampant racism and sexism, for example-which never really went away). (more...)
Israel says Jerusalem mosque metal detectors to stay Israel says Jerusalem mosque metal detectors to stay
- July 28, 2017

Ikrema Sabri says Wednesday that even after Israel removed metal detectors more steps were required. "There are, after all, many worshippers whom the police know, regulars, and very elderly people and so on, and it recommended that we avoid putting all of these through metal detectors", Erdan told Army Radio, suggesting that only potential trouble-makers might be subjected to extra screening. (more...)
Republicans Block Bill Allowing Veterans Access to Medical Marijuana Republicans Block Bill Allowing Veterans Access to Medical Marijuana
- July 28, 2017

There are concerns it could potentially create a turf war between states that legalized this use and the federal government on which entity has ultimate control. The truth of the matter is that Jeff Sessions, or any potential successor, can not stop the long-term viability of the cannabis industry, nor will any federal official stop our community's long march toward freedom and equality. (more...)
Dropping border adjustment plan limits tax-reform push
- July 28, 2017

Instead, the group acknowledged that congressional and administration officials "have unified around a shared vision for comprehensive tax reform that will generate sustained economic growth", and backed the commitment to lower the corporate tax rate and the proposed transition to a territorial tax system. (more...)
Trump declares he has 'complete power to pardon' Trump declares he has 'complete power to pardon'
- July 28, 2017

The tweets came one day after Trump pointed out on Twitter his " complete power to pardon " individuals convicted of wrongdoing in his capacity as president. Rubio was more critical - though indirectly - of Trump on Sunday. The second is that this situation has nothing to do with the politics of Trump's policies. (more...)
Trump Jr.'s legal team adds another lawyer
- July 28, 2017

Mueller is also examining a broad range of transactions involving Trump's businesses as well as those of his associates, a person familiar with the probe said. Lynch confirmed to the Daily News in an email that she has joined Trump Jr.'s team. Glenn Simpson, founder of Fusion GPS, a research firm hired by Trump political opponents to investigate the GOP nominee's Russian Federation ties, was also invited to next week's hearing, but declined, according to the statement from Grassley's ... (more...)
Miss. Police Executing Arrest Warrant Go to Wrong House, Fatally Shoot Man Miss. Police Executing Arrest Warrant Go to Wrong House, Fatally Shoot Man
- July 28, 2017

Police have said that Lopez cracked the door and pointed a gun at them . He added the dog had multiple gun shot wounds, not just one. For reasons Lance said he can't explain, the officers received the correct address but went to a neighboring address instead. (more...)
Trump Promises to Rebuild Youngstown and Be a Great President Trump Promises to Rebuild Youngstown and Be a Great President
- July 28, 2017

The president also attempted to make a convoluted joke about being on Mount Rushmore , stating that if he said it even as a joke the media would take it seriously: "Now here's what I do". Trump came to OH amid a simmering feud with his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, and facing a prolonged investigation into Russian meddling in the presidential election. (more...)
Duterte Threatens To Bomb Indigenous Schools For 'Teaching' Rebellion Duterte Threatens To Bomb Indigenous Schools For 'Teaching' Rebellion
- July 28, 2017

In a statement , HRW Asia Division's Philippine researcher Carlos Conde said Duterte is exposing himself to a possible war crime case before the worldwide court. "If (Duterte) wants to find out, he should come to our school and observe", he said. Instead of denying Filipino children their right to safe education, Duterte should sign the Safe Schools Declaration, an intergovernmental political commitment for the protection of students, teachers, schools and universities from attack during ... (more...)
Study questions benefit of sales-tax holidays Study questions benefit of sales-tax holidays
- July 28, 2017

The San Antonio Express-News reports the lure of tax savings for customers across state lines has diminished since all four states that border Texas have adopted similar tax holidays. In Coffee County, the combined rate is 9.75 percent (7 percent state, 2.75 percent local). Tax free weekend is a flawless time to stock up on school supplies needed throughout the year. (more...)
Britain announces petrol and diesel auto ban Britain announces petrol and diesel auto ban
- July 28, 2017

The news has been welcomed by groups including the Northern Irish branch of the Green Party, which pointed out that air pollution can worsen respiratory health. but we will work with local authorities in order to determine what the best approach is". Tesla ( TSLA ) will deliver the first Model 3 electric sedans this month. (more...)
Redskins' Gruden says Reed's toe injury is not serious Redskins' Gruden says Reed's toe injury is not serious
- July 28, 2017

Master Tesfatsion of The Washington Post calls Reed's inclusion on the list "precautionary", but it's still worth noting. He caught one pass on two targets. With Reed out and Vernon Davis dealing with a minor hamstring injury, the team signed tight end E.J. Bibbs on Thursday and waived linebacker Houston Bates with a failed physical designation. (more...)
Boy Scouts apologize for Trump's controversial speech Boy Scouts apologize for Trump's controversial speech
- July 28, 2017

On Thursday, Surbaugh said the invitation to Trump was not meant as an endorsement of his - or any politician's - policies. "Do I wish the president hadn't gone there and hadn't been political?" AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson became the president of the BSA just over a year ago, and at the moment he is seeking approval from the Trump administration to sign off on a proposed $85 billion acquisition of media company Time Warner, Inc. (more...)
One-Armed 'Clown' Brandishing A Machete Arrested In Maine One-Armed 'Clown' Brandishing A Machete Arrested In Maine
- July 28, 2017

State Police saw the man, later identified as 31-year-old Corey Berry , appear out of the woods a short time later in Waterboro. The machete was duct taped to his amputated arm, police said. The 31-year-old told investigators that he was trying to play a prank and was inspired by similar "killer clown" pranks he had seen online. Hunt's children had panicked and called her to let her know a clown had passed by their home. (more...)
Israel Dismantles Controversial Metal Detectors At Jerusalem Holy Site Israel Dismantles Controversial Metal Detectors At Jerusalem Holy Site
- July 28, 2017

Leaving open the possibility of a change in the Palestinian Authority's position, Abbas said: "There are new developments, which we must study so that we can say our word and decide where to go from here". Earlier Monday, the United Nations envoy to the region had urged Israeli and Palestinian leaders to find a solution to the building tensions over the holy site in Jerusalem's Old City. (more...)
Three Gujarat Congress MLAs quit Three Gujarat Congress MLAs quit
- July 28, 2017

However, Vaghela also mentioned that he would not be joining any other party. "The party does not hold any grudges about him". Vaghela is said to be unhappy with the Congress for not having been given a free hand for the party's campaign for the state Assembly Election 2017. (more...)