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Supreme Court halts execution of inmate with dementia

Supreme Court halts execution of inmate with dementia The U.S. Supreme Court issued a stay of execution last night in order to consider arguments from the 67-year-old inmate's attorneys. Vernon Madison was convicted [ cert. The jury in his trial recommended life in prison. Attorney General Steve Marshall issued a statement Friday stating that his office opposed "delay tactics" and would continue to pursue the execution of his death sentence... [Full Article...]

Ryan Blasts Senate Democrats for Government Shutdown: 'This Is Utter Madness'

The main one may be authorizing a pay increase for the military, which is being held up by negotiations on a full budget for the rest of the fiscal year. "We do some insane things in Washington , but this is utter madness", Ryan said. Government funding runs out on Friday and Republicans are moving ahead with a measure that would temporarily extend it until February 16. [Full Article...]

White House: The Graham-Flake-Durbin Immigration Proposal is Dead to Us

White House: The Graham-Flake-Durbin Immigration Proposal is Dead to Us While some specialists consider that qualifying Miller as a puppeteer of the president is an exaggeration - as Mark Krikorian of the Center for Immigration Studies explained - what really worries is that the leader of the country doesn't know the scope of his decisions to the point of not being able to define a position with respect to sensitive topics such as DACA . [Full Article...]

New Jersey joins in tristate lawsuit to overturn tax reform

New Jersey joins in tristate lawsuit to overturn tax reform The launch of a multi-state coalition to sue the federal government is the first step in Governor Cuomo's three-pronged effort to fight the federal tax assault on NY, as announced in his 2018 State of the State Address . They do not "coincidentally all happen to be Democratic states". "We expect more states will enter this effort", she said. 26, 2018, Cuomo joined with New Jersey Gov. [Full Article...]

The latest on weekend rain and how much to expect

The latest on weekend rain and how much to expect Saturday starts with sunshine, then clouds increase throughout the day, especially during the afternoon. Despite very little cloud cover for the majority of the day, high temperatures only reached the mid-30s, which are either near or slightly below normal for late January. [Full Article...]

PM and Erdogan discuss Turkish offensive against Kurdish militia in Syria

PM and Erdogan discuss Turkish offensive against Kurdish militia in Syria It must be noted that Turkey's air and ground operation has been targeting USA -backed Kurdish YPG fighters, in Syria's Afrin region, for the past five days. "Those who support the terrorist organisation will become a target in this battle. So the conditions under which the operation kicked off, including large-scale air operations-that's the result of Russia's greenlighting the operation for ... [Full Article...]

Trump says could grant 'Dreamers' citizenship in 10-12 years

Trump says could grant 'Dreamers' citizenship in 10-12 years He also called for "northern border improvements and enhancements". On Tuesday, Sanders set out four different pillars of what the President wants in any deal, which included "serious" border security, an end to the diversity visa lottery program, an end to chain migration , and then a permanent solution for the DACA program. [Full Article...]

President Trump plans to visit Britain this year: May's office

President Trump plans to visit Britain this year: May's office The outspoken United States leader congratulated Rwandan President Paul Kagame on taking over as chair of the African bloc, which Trump said was a "great honour". "We think you're doing great". Trump caused outrage in Britain when he posted the three tweets last November, prompting Prime Minister Theresa May to say he was "wrong" to have done so. [Full Article...]

Unsure If Republicans, Democrats Can Reach Deal On DACA By Feb. 8

Unsure If Republicans, Democrats Can Reach Deal On DACA By Feb. 8 In agreeing on Monday to end a three-day USA government shutdown , Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer had to make a tough decision to bridge a divide within his own party over immigration , an issue on which Americans are deeply conflicted, according to new Reuters/Ipsos polling data. [Full Article...]

Trump seeks $33b for wall, suggests Dreamer citizenship path

Trump seeks $33b for wall, suggests Dreamer citizenship path The official was not authorized to speak publicly on the issue and spoke on condition of anonymity. President Trump Wednesday expressed optimism about reaching a bipartisan deal on immigration, suggesting he is even open to granting citizenship to Dreamers after a 10-to-12-year period as part of a comprehensive plan. [Full Article...]

Anger swells as suspect, Imran Ali in child killer case remanded

Anger swells as suspect, Imran Ali in child killer case remanded Dr. Masood's testimony also alleges that Imran had at least 37 different bank accounts which he allegedly used to conduct transactions in several different foreign currencies. In earlier tweets, Imran Khan demanded that a strong JIT must investigate this thoroughly including the Kasur child pornography case which Rana Sanaullah shamefully dismissed as a land dispute. [Full Article...]

U.S. troops risk getting caught in crossfire amid Turkish-Kurdish fighting

U.S. troops risk getting caught in crossfire amid Turkish-Kurdish fighting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has vowed to continue military action to rid Syria of US-allied Kurdish militias, despite a warning from Washington for Turkey not to risk a clash with its forces in the region. At this point, there's little the US and European Union can do apart from pressing Turkey to seek moderation and avoid civilian casualties. The group, which is trained and ar... [Full Article...]

Trump and senators get the ball rolling on new immigration talks

Trump and senators get the ball rolling on new immigration talks Recipients of DACA legal protections are known as "Dreamers". Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, who became a national conservative hero during his 2016 presidential run, hopes Congress does not "pass an amnesty bill providing amnesty and a path to citizenship for millions of people here illegally along with chain migration". [Full Article...]

IL interstate highway littered with cash after accident

IL interstate highway littered with cash after accident Illinois State Police said that the driver was going too fast and lost control of his auto, hitting a safety barrier before spinning into another vehicle. One of the drivers was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to police. They did not, however, allow anyone else to help, not even the truck drivers that were beginning to pile up a few meters ahead of the crash. [Full Article...]

Hawaii's False Missile Alarm Raises Question of Federal Control

Hawaii's False Missile Alarm Raises Question of Federal Control Also at a Senate Commerce Committee hearing about the blunder, a federal regulator disclosed that the state civil defence employee who mistakenly activated the alert during a drill has refused to speak with investigators. The false alarm terrified residents and visitors across the state. While the investigation is underway, the employee was reassigned within Hawaii's emergency operations cente... [Full Article...]

SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket test firing goes off without a hitch

SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket test firing goes off without a hitch For those watching the premiere flight from the Space Coast, SpaceX's plans to return all three boosters back to Earth should produce impressive visuals. The Falcon Heavy can carry one of the largest payloads in the history of space travel . When it launches, the Falcon Heavy will be the most powerful rocket in operation with 5 million pounds of thrust, but not the most powerful rocket ever. [Full Article...]

Mueller wants to question Trump on Flynn, Comey

Mueller wants to question Trump on Flynn, Comey Dowd released his list of Trump cooperation a day after the president himself said he was looking forward to being questioned by Mueller's team. Jeff Sessions is the highest-ranking official to be interviewed in the Mueller investigation but President Trump says he's not anxious about what his attorney general had to say. [Full Article...]

Senate Dems relent, vote to end shutdown; House to follow

Senate Dems relent, vote to end shutdown; House to follow Work to re-open the government began nearly as soon as the funding lapsed, with lawmakers from both parties conferring on the Senate floor about a deal until after 1 a.m. Critical government functions continued, with uniformed service members, health inspectors and law enforcement officers set to work without pay. Speaking to US troops at a military facility in the Middle East, Vice President Mi... [Full Article...]

AL bill aimed at Senate special election elimination passes in h

AL bill aimed at Senate special election elimination passes in h Louise Alexander, a Democrat from Bessemer, Ala. The bill was voted through by a committee Tuesday morning and will now head to the full House for consideration. Kay Ivey moved the election to December. Jones won the special election. Still, the assurance that supporters of Senate Bill 1 would be willing eventually to look at other sources of revenue for transportation needs beyond the gener... [Full Article...]

Germany deadlock lifted as Merkel enters coalition talks

Germany deadlock lifted as Merkel enters coalition talks But in recent weeks he has softened his stance and on Sunday morning he was urging party members to vote to open coalition talks with Mrs Merkel. SPD secretary general Lars Klingbeil told Berlin-based radio station rbb that such a date had not yet been set. [Full Article...]


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