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Venezuela referendum was fixed, says company that conducted the voting

Venezuela referendum was fixed, says company that conducted the voting The statement came a few hours after leaked documents cited by Reuters said to show that by 5.30pm local time on the day of the vote, only 3.7 million people had cast votes, even though the government said that 8.1 million people had voted by the time the polls closed one and a half hours later. [Artigo completo...]

Senate Dems to Republicans: No tax cuts for wealthy

They won't support any GOP effort to overhaul the US tax code that delivers reductions to "the top 1 percent" or adds to the government's $20 trillion worth of debt. On Tuesday at the Senate committee on Health, Education Labor, and Pensions, Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) announced the committee will begin bipartisan health hearings on September 4th - sig... [Artigo completo...]

John Kelly Begins First Full Day On The Job

It was the latest head-snapping sequence of events at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, but Trump dismissed any talk of disarray. Trump touts himself as a president who is "strong on law enforcement" and tough on crime. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said on CBS' "Face the Nation" that she hopes Kelly can "be effective", and "begin some very serious negotiation with the North and stop this program". [Artigo completo...]

Scaramucci listed as dead in Harvard Law School's alumni directory

Scaramucci listed as dead in Harvard Law School's alumni directory The directory mailed to alumni this week had an asterisk next to Scaramucci's name, indicating he had died, the Washington Post and CBS News reported on Monday. "The error will be corrected in subsequent editions", the school said. He also served as an "expert in residence" there in 2012, according to Harvard Law's website, offering finance and investment advice to students. [Artigo completo...]

Trump, GOP senators to unveil revised bill cutting legal immigration

Trump, GOP senators to unveil revised bill cutting legal immigration White House officials say the bill will aim to create a skills-based immigration system to make the us more competitive, raise wages and create jobs. It's not clear how much support there is in the Senate, however, for such a bill. On top of expected Democratic opposition, some Republican senators have expressed skepticism abut cutting legal immigration levels. [Artigo completo...]

Netanyahu stops Israeli MK Hazan's rumble with Jordanian MP

Netanyahu stops Israeli MK Hazan's rumble with Jordanian MP Responding to Hazan's "humiliating" remarks about Jordan, Alsaud dared Hazan to meet him at the Allenby Bridge. Clearly, al-Saud favors solving arguments with Israelis on the Allenby bridge, and his favorite taunt is, "if you're a real man". [Artigo completo...]

Trump reportedly over the White House

Trump reportedly over the White House An avid golfer and tweeter, Trump enjoys the club's comfort and rubbing shoulders with the members who fork out hundreds of thousands a year for membership, according to Golf Magazine . (A White House spokesperson denies this occurred.) Trump is often at his most unguarded among the people who pay for their proximity to him. "This is my real group", he reportedly told a group of members, ... [Artigo completo...]

Venezuelan oil processed in U.S. refineries

Venezuelan oil processed in U.S. refineries A day earlier oil prices exceeded the maximum for two months following a decrease in the US inventories, as well as the threat of sanctions against OPEC-member Venezuela. Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable and Tory MP Mark Pritchard also called for Mr Corbyn to break his silence on the Venezuelan regime he has previously supported under socialist Hugo Chavez and his successor Mr Maduro. [Artigo completo...]

Deadly election day in Venezuela as protesters clash with troops

Deadly election day in Venezuela as protesters clash with troops Maduro, whose term is meant to end in 2019, describes the election as the most important in Venezuelan history. "He is now a dictator", said McMaster, adding that Maduro has joined "a very exclusive club", that includes Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, who have all been sanctioned by Washington. [Artigo completo...]

U.S. preparing probe into China trade practices

U.S. preparing probe into China trade practices U.S. President Donald Trump (L) and China's President Xi Jinping walk along the front patio of the Mar-a-Lago estate after a bilateral meeting in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., April 7, 2017. "It is urgent to stamp out the fire immediately on the Korean peninsula, not to add kindling, or even worse, to pour oil on the flames", the article said. [Artigo completo...]

Trump dictated son's misleading statement on meeting with Russian lawyer

Trump dictated son's misleading statement on meeting with Russian lawyer Like Sanders, he said it was just Trump "trying to get a laugh". "There's no inaccuracy in the statement". "This is all discussion, frankly, of no outcome", Sanders added. Trump Jr later sent shockwaves through Washington by releasing a series of emails that detailed how he had attended the meeting after being promised "very high level and sensitive information" that was "part of Russian Feder... [Artigo completo...]

Sanders says Trump joking about police brutality

Sanders says Trump joking about police brutality White House spokeperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders, while addressing a press briefing on Tuesday, said that statement was not "misleading" and that "there is no inaccuracy in the statement". The statement emphasized the meeting was "not a campaign issue at the time ". President Trump personally drafted his son's misleading statement in response to a report that Eric Trump Jr. [Artigo completo...]

President penned Trump Jr. 'misleading' text on Russian Federation meeting

The Post described the president's role in the statement as part of "a series of actions that Trump has taken that some advisers fear could place him and some members of his inner circle in legal jeopardy". This latest drip-drip of Russia-related information has overshadowed what the White House was hoping would be a fresh start with new chief of staff John Kelly. [Artigo completo...]

Smoking, drinking alligators on Snapchat prompt PSPCA investigation

The videos, sent to Fox 29 on Monday, showed a man holding an alligator while forcing it to drink a bottle of alcohol. Another video showed an alligator with a lit cigarette in its mouth while one of the men held it by its tail. "It happens too often". A source told FOX29 that the incident, which the PSPCA calls an act of cruelty, took place in a basement in Bustleton and involved the son of... [Artigo completo...]

Trump 'weighed in' on son's statement, White House says

Trump 'weighed in' on son's statement, White House says Trump Jr. responded with a statement claiming the meeting was "primarily" about adoption and its relation to US sanctions on Russian Federation under the Magnitsky Act. On the other side of the table were government-connected lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, Russian real estate player Ike Kaveladze and Rinat Akhmetshin, who has denied long-standing allegations that he works for Russian intelligence. [Artigo completo...]

Start over with health care the right way

Start over with health care the right way Yet despite the enthusiasm around population health , providers have not been quite as eager to embrace the financial risks that go along with a value-based care environment. President Donald Trump indicated that he may withhold subsidy payments to insurers, which would cause premiums to increase next year. Imagine that you could buy your insurance after you've had an accident - no more wasting y... [Artigo completo...]

Republicans Criticize Trump Amid Controversy Surrounding Son's Russia Statement

Trump Jr.'s lawyer, Alan Futerfas, said in a statement to the Post that his client was "fully" and "absolutely" prepared to make a "fulsome" statement. The White House has repeatedly indicated the president's intention to sign the legislation into law, but no date has been set nor has a signing ceremony been announced for a bill that already prompted retaliation from Moscow. [Artigo completo...]

Louisiana creosote site should go on Superfund list

Louisiana creosote site should go on Superfund list The American Creosote site is south of DeRidder in Beauregard Parish. "Communities get healthier and local economies grow when contaminated sites get addressed", said acting regional administrator Samuel Coleman. "Eagle Industries inspected and repaired safety equipment, which resulted in contamination of the ground water with chlorinated solvents. ODEQ will work with EPA to eliminate risks to t... [Artigo completo...]

Turkey's FM urges support for Palestinian statehood

Turkey's FM urges support for Palestinian statehood Tensions escalated recently after Arab gunmen killed two Israeli police officers at the major holy site in Jerusalem on July 14, prompting Israel to install security devices that sparked Arab outrage and clashes. The OIC's Saudi secretary general, Dr Yousef Al Othaimeen, meanwhile, called upon member states, financial institutions, both public and private sectors and individuals to provide all f... [Artigo completo...]

Amazon China partner tells users to stop using illegal VPNs

Amazon China partner tells users to stop using illegal VPNs After at least two VPN apps were removed from Apple's App Store in the country, the government claimed that VPN usage was not banned but was 'regulated'. China regulations require foreign companies to have a local partner and Amazon teams up with Beijing Sinnet Technology. Additionally, companies behind the software will be required to limit access of any users spreading "illegal content". [Artigo completo...]


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