Trump backs bill to cut legal immigration, slash green card issues

Establishes a point-based system that would help select immigrants who have the most to offer this nation and have the skill set needed to achieve once they arrive, while reducing the immigrant flow to traditional levels. That is twice as many we... More..

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Justice Department to Take on Affirmative Action in College Admissions Programs
by | Thursday, August 03, 2017

Justice Department to Take on Affirmative Action in College Admissions Programs

Last June, the high court ruled - in a case involving a white student protesting affirmative action at the University of Texas - that schools could continue using race as one among many factors in admission...More..

USA secretary of state expects progress in Ukrainian settlement
by | Thursday, August 03, 2017

USA secretary of state expects progress in Ukrainian settlement

He said he and Trump have had policy disagreements, notably over the Iran nuclear deal, which the president opposes. "I think from his perspective and how he looks in the eyes of his own people, he felt he ha...More..

Majority of Americans embarrassed by Trump, according to bleak new poll
by | Thursday, August 03, 2017

Majority of Americans embarrassed by Trump, according to bleak new poll

In an earlier post , I explained how polling data on the Russian Federation investigation underscores the degree to which partisanship taints Americans' assessment of security politics.When asked about matte...More..

Trump Signs Bill Sanctioning Russia
by | Thursday, August 03, 2017

Trump Signs Bill Sanctioning Russia

It said the statement, issued to the New York Times as it prepared to publish the story , emphasized that the subject of the meeting was "not a campaign issue at the time ". "The president did not draft t...More..

Britain's Prince Philip to retire this week
by | Thursday, August 03, 2017

Britain's Prince Philip to retire this week

It was announced in May that he would no longer undertake any solo royal engagements but the Palace had stressed that the surprise news was not health related. Philip has been the backbone of his wife, Queen E...More..

Sorry Phil… May steps in over Cabinet Brexit clash
by | Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Sorry Phil… May steps in over Cabinet Brexit clash

But International Trade Secretary Liam Fox has warned that allowing unregulated European Union immigration to continue would be a betrayal of last year's referendum result, while a former Brexit minister,...More..

USA sanctions Maduro for daring to hold Elections without American approval
by | Wednesday, August 02, 2017

USA sanctions Maduro for daring to hold Elections without American approval

The Trump administration backed away from earlier threats to sanction Venezuela's oil industry - a move that could undermine Maduro's government but raise US gas prices and deepen Venezuela's humanitarian cri...More..

White House Communications Director Scaramucci out after 10 days
by | Wednesday, August 02, 2017

White House Communications Director Scaramucci out after 10 days

US President Donald Trump says he won't stay off social media. It is not presently clear whether Scaramucci will leave the administration altogether. His ongoing efforts to tackle illegal immigration and ...More..

Coast-To-Coast Solar Eclipse Coming In August
by | Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Coast-To-Coast Solar Eclipse Coming In August

To safely look at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun , you need to wear eclipse glasses that contain special goal solar filters or handheld solar viewers that meet global standards. - Remember that ordin...More..

Trump dictated son's statement about Russian lawyer meeting
by | Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Trump dictated son's statement about Russian lawyer meeting

He knew enough to say that the meeting was "primarily" about adoption policy, right? When? And, how much did he tell his dad? This latest report , while far from a silver bullet for the Trump presidency, i...More..

Deadline Looms for Applications to Host EMA
by | Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Deadline Looms for Applications to Host EMA

While the EBA has 159 employees. The banking and medicines agencies are seen as the first spoils of Brexit by the 27 remaining members of the EU - Politico report that 23 of those entered bids for the EM...More..

Sarah Huckabee Sanders grilled on lawsuit linking Trump to Seth Rich conspiracy
by | Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Sarah Huckabee Sanders grilled on lawsuit linking Trump to Seth Rich conspiracy

For one, Butowsky told NPR that he was kidding about Trump's involvement. Former Fox News contributor Rod Wheeler has sued the network over the story , alleging that it, along with a well-connected Trump...More..

OH couple arrested after human body found inside padlocked freezer
by | Wednesday, August 02, 2017

OH couple arrested after human body found inside padlocked freezer

On Sunday, Katrina Layton , 34, was also arrested and may also be charged with abuse of a corpse, as well as obstructing justice. Official identification and cause of death are still to be determined. 'Shann...More..

At least 20 killed, many injured in Afghanistan mosque explosion
by | Wednesday, August 02, 2017

At least 20 killed, many injured in Afghanistan mosque explosion

It is not yet clear whether there was a second attacker but witnesses in the area reported hearing another explosion about 10 minutes after the initial bomber detonated his explosives. In June, IS claimed respo...More..

Russia Is Said to Seek 700 US Embassy Job Cuts Over Sanctions
by | Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Russia Is Said to Seek 700 US Embassy Job Cuts Over Sanctions

Russian Federation is open to cooperating with the USA on various issues, including terrorism and cybercrime, but instead it "only hears unfounded accusations of meddling in US domestic affairs", he said. Russi...More..

Apple Pulls VPN Apps from China App Store
by | Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Apple Pulls VPN Apps from China App Store

In order to operate in the country, China's biggest internet companies must stay in close contact with the government and carry out Beijing's various demands, whether they be a request for user data or to cen...More..

Moscow Court Shooting Kills Three
by | Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Moscow Court Shooting Kills Three

Every one of the five suspects were cuffed as they were being taken to a court, Russia's Investigative Committee said. RIA Novosti quoted another lawyer who said she heard at least 20 shots. Russian news ag...More..

Pentagon still awaiting White House guidance on transgender military ban
by | Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Pentagon still awaiting White House guidance on transgender military ban

But his tweet did just the opposite - it caused disruption. "So, to the transgender individuals now serving in the armed forces: thank you". According to a 2016 study commissioned by the Department of Defe...More..

Wet Weather Anticipated in Local Forecast Monday, Tuesday
by | Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Wet Weather Anticipated in Local Forecast Monday, Tuesday

East, northeast wind 7 to 10 miles per hour. After a slight chance for showers and thunderstorms passes through the area Sunday evening, Monday will be mostly sunny, dry once again with highs climbing bac...More..

Joe Arpaio's lawyers say ex-sheriff will appeal
by | Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Joe Arpaio's lawyers say ex-sheriff will appeal

Mr. Arpaio, 85, could be jailed for up to six months on the conviction. A judge will sentence Arpaio on October 5. The former sheriff now faces up to six months in prison, but is not expected to face that. ...More..

Health Care Amendment Defeated In Senate Vote
by | Monday, July 31, 2017

Health Care Amendment Defeated In Senate Vote

It would have delayed a tax on medical devices. Senate Republicans failed to pass the bill on a vote of 49 to 51 . But this morning, he reversed course and cast the deciding "no" vote, joining Republicans...More..

United States flies bombers over Korean peninsula after North Korea missile test
by | Monday, July 31, 2017

United States flies bombers over Korean peninsula after North Korea missile test

The bombers took off from a United States airbase in Guam, and were joined by Japanese and South Korean fighter jets during the exercise, according to the statement . It is understood to have flown 620 miles a...More..

U.S. expresses 'strong disappointment and protest' over Russian Federation retaliation
by | Monday, July 31, 2017

U.S. expresses 'strong disappointment and protest' over Russian Federation retaliation

President Vladimir Putin had warned on Thursday that Russian Federation had so far exercised restraint, but would have to retaliate against what he described as boorish and unreasonable US behaviour. Moscow has...More..

US Senate vote for new sanctions on Russian Federation
by | Monday, July 31, 2017

US Senate vote for new sanctions on Russian Federation

The order - which affects the US Embassy in Moscow and consulates in St Petersburg, Yekaterinburg and Vladivostok - would reduce the number of US diplomatic and technical staff to 455, the same number Russian F...More..

Russia's response to USA sanctions to hinge on final bill text -Putin
by | Monday, July 31, 2017

Russia's response to USA sanctions to hinge on final bill text -Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared that if the bill on new U.S. sanctions against Russia is adopted, that would constituted "special cynicism". "[Sanctions against Russia] are also absolute unl...More..

Amit Shah to contest Rajya Sabha polls from Gujarat
by | Monday, July 31, 2017

Amit Shah to contest Rajya Sabha polls from Gujarat

He has begun drawing the blueprint for the BJP's electoral battle in 2019 as well as the Assembly elections before that in states like Gujarat, Himachal, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Karnataka. While Shah w...More..

Trump ousts chief of staff Priebus amid White House infighting
by | Monday, July 31, 2017

Trump ousts chief of staff Priebus amid White House infighting

Kelly, 67, a retired four-star Marine Corps general, is now secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and will assume the chief of staff post on Monday. John Kelly, the most senior USA military ...More..

This Is The Retired General Who Is Taking Over For Reince Priebus
by | Monday, July 31, 2017

This Is The Retired General Who Is Taking Over For Reince Priebus

Kelly's experience as Homeland Security secretary and a veteran of three tours in Iraq - along with a sobering family tragedy - suggests he'll be a loyal manager for Trump when he starts the job Monday. Pence...More..

Venezuela's Maduro Asks the World to Accept Controversial Vote
by | Monday, July 31, 2017

Venezuela's Maduro Asks the World to Accept Controversial Vote

Surveys by Datanalisis, a pro-opposition polling firm, show more than 70 percent of Venezuelans opposed the idea of the new assembly - and 80 percent reject Maduro's leadership. "Hopefully the world will respe...More..

Barickman Tries To Clarify Remarks on Holding School Funding Bill
by | Sunday, July 30, 2017

Barickman Tries To Clarify Remarks on Holding School Funding Bill

The Illinois Republican Party wants the Democratic party to answer the bell, and it's making its point known in a series of robocalls targeting House Speaker Michael Madigan and the Democratic candidates for go...More..

Akhilesh accuses BJP of 'political corruption' as SP MLCs quit
by | Sunday, July 30, 2017

Akhilesh accuses BJP of 'political corruption' as SP MLCs quit

Former chief minister and SP chief Akhilesh Yadav accused the BJP of being behind the resignations of his party MLCs . It is interesting to note that the resignations from three prominent leaders of Samajw...More..

by | Sunday, July 30, 2017

For Donald Trump, the honeymoon with Vladimir Putin may be finally over

Russian Federation said the reduction in force would bring the number of US diplomats and staff to 455, and would need to be completed by the end of August. And he's blasted as a "witch hunt" investigations int...More..

Trump replaces chief of staff Priebus with retired General Kelly
by | Sunday, July 30, 2017

Trump replaces chief of staff Priebus with retired General Kelly

Former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus said he was "doing great" and dispelled rumors that he resigned under pressure after an extraordinary week in the Oval Office. His firing comes barely ...More..

Shehbaz Sharif named Pakistan's new prime minister
by | Sunday, July 30, 2017

Shehbaz Sharif named Pakistan's new prime minister

ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resigned Friday after the country's Supreme Court disqualified him from office due to corruption charges he and his family have been battling. The court's ruling sta...More..