Critics argue that the change will accelerate the extinction for some plants and animals and clear the way for new mining, oil and gas drilling, and development in areas where protected species live. Barr said Epstein's death while in federal custody "raises serious questions that must be answered. Epstein had been briefly placed on suicide watch leading up to his death, but was taken off six days later.
Epstein had reportedly been alone in his cell and was not monitored by guards, who were supposed to check on him every 30 minutes. In the wake of Epstein's death, Trump retweeted several unsubstantiated conspiracy theories suggesting that the Clintons were involved in his death. The day before Epstein's death, thousands of pages of court documents related to his activities were unsealed and released.
The documents detail how hundreds of girls and young women were allegedly trafficked for sex to a range of wealthy business, political and world leaders by Epstein and his madam, Ghislaine Maxwell. Barr accused the Manhattan federal prison of "serious irregularities" and a "failure to adequately secure" Epstein. Barr did not provide details about the irregularities, but questioned why Epstein had been taken off suicide watch and left in a cell alone without supervision.
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Epstein was found hanging in his cell over the weekend. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from entering Israel because the two congresswomen support a boycott of Israel over the country's continued occupation of Palestine. Israel passed a law in that requires the interior minister to block foreign nationals from entering Israel if they have supported boycotting the Jewish state. Trump's reaction came days after the House passed a resolution condemning the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, which Omar and Tlaib supported.
Russian officials said "a small nuclear reactor had exploded during an experiment. In a July court filing to get the full, unredacted Mueller report, the Judiciary Committee argued that it needed the information because it "is conducting an investigation to determine whether to recommend articles of impeachment. Patrick Crusius also said he had used an AKstyle rifle and brought multiple magazines with him to carry out the killings.
Authorities believe Crusius was the author of a "manifesto" posted online shortly before the attack, saying he wanted to stop the "Hispanic invasion of Texas. Melania Trump smiled broadly and held the baby, while Donald flashed a thumbs-up and grinned. The picture was circulated by Melania Trump and not the family.
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White House aides had not allowed journalists into the hospital during the visit, saying it was "not a photo op. The SPLC published a report on Wednesday that Gebert hosted white nationalists at his home and published white nationalist propaganda online using a pseudonym. The draft order also calls for the Federal Trade Commission to take those new policies into account when investigating or filing lawsuits against technology companies.
A day after musing about commuting Rod Blagojevich's sentence, Trump was having second thoughts in response to pushback from conservatives and Illinois Republicans. Now, Trump says White House staff are merely "continuing the review of this matter. John Gore, who served as the principal deputy assistant attorney general for the DOJ's Civil Rights Division, said he wants to spend time with his family while "discerning next steps.
Committee Chair Elijah Cummings said in a letter to AG William Barr that the committee would hold his principal deputy assistant AG, John Gore, in contempt of Congress if Barr didn't make him available to answer questions about Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross's decision to add the question to the census. Gore was slated to testify on Thursday but he did not appear. The committee voted earlier this month to compel Gore to testify and for the Trump administration to provide additional documents pertaining to the citizenship question.
The House Oversight and Reform Committee is investigating the addition of the citizenship question despite evidence that it could lead to millions of people being undercounted. John Gore's refusal to appear before the committee is at the direction of Attorney General William Barr. Gore is the principal deputy assistant attorney general for the Justice Department's civil rights division.
While the National Strategy for Counterterrorism , issued last fall, stated that "Radical Islamist terrorists remain the primary transnational terrorist threat to the United States and its vital national interests," it included one paragraph about domestic terrorism and made no mention of white supremacists. FBI Director Christopher Wray testified in July that there have been almost as many domestic terror arrests in the last nine months — about — as there have been arrests connected to international terror.
Wray also noted that most of the domestic terrorism cases were motivated by white supremacist violence. Daily Beast. No specific numbers were provided, but an FBI official said the cases generally include suspects involved in violence related to anti-government views, racial or religious bias, environmental extremism and abortion-related views.
Most of the domestic terrorism cases involved a racial motive believed to be spurred by white supremacy. A command group in Washington, D. In recent congressional testimony, senior FBI officials said they were conducting about domestic terrorism investigations — down from a year earlier, when there were roughly 1, The document specifically mentions QAnon, a network that believes in a deep state conspiracy against Trump, and Pizzagate, the theory that a pedophile ring involving Clinton associates was being run out of the basement of a Washington, D.
According to Twitter spokesperson, Team Mitch "was temporarily locked out of their account for a Tweet that violated our violent threats policy, specifically threats involving physical safety. The National Republican Senatorial Committee stopped advertising on Twitter after the social media platform temporarily locked McConnell's account for violating the company's "violent threats policy. The White House is preparing an executive order to address allegations of anti-conservative bias by social media companies. While the contents of the order remain unknown, last month Trump said he would be exploring "all regulatory and legislative solutions" to deal with the supposed issue.
About 9 in 10 Americans support background checks for all gun purchases, including more than 8 in 10 Republicans, Democrats, and independents. McConnell previously said he will not bring any gun control legislation to the floor without widespread Republican support. McConnell, however, rejected Democrats' calls to cancel the August recess and address the issue immediately, saying the proposals needed "discussions" before they were brought to the floor.
The former FBI deputy director alleged that Trump "purposefully and intentionally" pushed the Justice Department to fire him as part of an "unconstitutional plan" to discredit and remove Justice Department and FBI employees who were "deemed to be his partisan opponents.
McCabe was also the subject of a Justice Department inspector general report that accused him of violating bureau policy when he authorized the disclosure of information to the press and then misleading investigators about what he had done. McCabe's termination occurred less than two days before he was to retire and become eligible for full pension benefits.
Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi. Jimmy Aldaoud was an Iraqi national, who was born in Greece and came to the U. He never lived in Iraq and did not speak Arabic. Sue Gordon was in line to replace Coats in an acting capacity until the Senate confirmed Trump's nominee for a permanent replacement. A federal statute requires that if the director of national intelligence role becomes vacant, the deputy director — currently Sue Gordon — will serve as acting director.
The White House, however, can choose who to appoint as acting deputy if the No. The White House, meanwhile, has asked the national intelligence office for a list of all its employees at the federal government's top pay scale who have worked there for 90 days or more. While it's unclear what the White House will do with the list, many of the people on it may be eligible to temporarily takeover as acting director of national intelligence.
The assistant secretary of state for the Western Hemisphere resigned , leaving a vacancy at the top diplomatic office in charge of Trump's efforts to deal with immigration from Mexico and Central America. The position is also in charge of building stronger relationships between the U. Kimberly Breier has held the position since October. She referred questions about her departure to the State Department press office, which refused to comment. Weather and climate are two different things: Weather is what you experience in the moment, while climate is the broader trend.
Trump's tweet , asking "What the hell is going on with Global Waming? In , Trump also tweeted that the U. The studies include a discovery that rice loses vitamins in a carbon-rich environment, a finding that climate change would exacerbate allergy seasons, and a warning to farmers about an expected reduction in the quality of important grasses used to feed and raise cattle.
All of the studies were peer-reviewed and cleared through the Agricultural Research Service. The Judiciary Committee claimed that McGahn is "the most important witness, other than the president," in their investigation into possible obstruction of justice by Trump. They asked a federal judge to strike down the Trump administration's claim that McGahn and other aides are "absolutely immune" from the committee's subpoenas.
McGahn spent more than 30 hours with Robert Mueller's investigators and his name appears more than times in the redacted version of Mueller's report. In a letter to the House Judiciary Committee, White House counsel Pat Cipollone argued that "McGahn does not have the legal right to disclose these documents to third parties" and asked that the committee instead direct the request to the White House, "because they implicate significant Executive Branch confidentiality interests and executive privilege.
McGahn spent more than 30 hours speaking to Mueller's investigators, outlining two episodes where Trump asked him to have Mueller fired, and later asking McGahn to deny news reports about that conversation. McGahn rebuffed both requests. Two requests by presidential advisers show how far the White House has gone to try to push back on accusations that the president obstructed justice.
McGahn initially entertained the request. Nadler also warned that "one way or another," the panel will hear from McGahn, even if that means holding McGahn in contempt of Congress for failing to appear. The House will still proceed with a vote to authorize the House Judiciary Committee to take Barr to federal court to fully enforce its subpoena, but will not formally vote to hold Barr in contempt.
After visiting Dayton, Trump attacked Mayor Nan Whaley, calling her a supporter of Bernie Sanders and of antifa and that she "totally misrepresent[ed] what took place inside of the hospital. Whaley said she told Trump during his visit that Dayton is "really looking forward to some action" on gun control. Journalists weren't allowed to accompany Trump at hospital in Dayton, but Trump's social media director, Dan Scavino, claimed that Trump was "treated like a Rock Star inside the hospital.
The so-called "red flag" laws allow police to temporarily confiscate firearms from a person deemed by a judge as posing a risk of violence. While Republicans in Congress are focused passing "red flag" legislation, Trump claimed — without evidence — that there was a "great appetite" for reforming background checks among lawmakers. Trump also claimed there is no "political appetite" for legislation to ban assault weapons, but suggested he'd bring lawmakers back from their August recess if Republicans and Democrats can "get close" on a gun reform proposal.
Meanwhile, more than Democratic lawmakers urged Mitch McConnell to call a vote on House-passed legislation aimed at strengthening background checks for gun purchases. The Trump administration has eased more than half a dozen restrictions that expanded access to guns by lifting some bans and limiting the names in the national database used to keep firearms away from dangerous people. Trump claimed his administration has done "much more than most" to curb mass shootings in the United States. Texas passed new firearm laws that will make it easier to have guns on school grounds and loosened restrictions on how many armed school marshals a school district can appoint, allows for licensed handgun owners to legally carry weapons in churches, among others.
The laws were passed before attack in El Paso and are set to go into effect on September 1st. The House Homeland Security Committee demanded that 8chan owner Jim Watkins testify about site's efforts to address "the proliferation of extremist content, including white supremacist content. Trump's campaign promoted a video that included two clearly visible signs promoting a QAnon conspiracy theory. The signs appear in a close-up shot of a "Women for Trump" video published online by the Trump campaign in late July.
It is unclear whether the ad was being broadcast on TV or just online. A warm-up speaker at one of Trump's rallies last week, for example, recited a popular QAnon slogan during his speech. The Women for Trump video appears to have been removed from YouTube. The FBI warned that fringe conspiracy theories are a new domestic terrorist threat. State Department official oversaw a Washington, D. Matthew Gebert works as a foreign affairs officer assigned to the Bureau of Energy Resources.
Southern Poverty Law Center. Joaquin Castro tweeted a list of names of constituents in his Texas congressional district who have maxed out their contributions to the Trump campaign. All of the information in Castro's tweet, including the occupations of the donors, is public information.
Kim Jong Un supervised a live-fire demonstration of newly developed short-range ballistic missiles in an attempt to send a warning to the United States and South Korea. North Korea has conducted four rounds of weapons demonstrations in two weeks, all of which come during a stalemate in nuclear negotiations between Trump and Kim. Trump has repeatedly dismissed the significance of the tests, which experts say has given North Korea more room to develop its capabilities to strike South Korea and the U. Meanwhile, the U. Trump lied 56 times last week — down from 78 false claims the week prior and 61 false claims the week before that.
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It's almost does look like an invasion. Last week Trump called undocumented immigrants coming to U. Instead, Trump tweeted — without evidence — that the news media is contributing "greatly to the anger and rage that has built up over many years. The FBI special agent in charge said they also "uncovered evidence that the shooter was exploring violent ideologies.
The protest followed the mass shootings over the weekend in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio, that left 31 people dead. Louisville metro police confirmed that the group outside McConnell's residence were "protesting peacefully. The bill would create new background check requirements for gun transfers between unlicensed individuals. It passed the House in February One tombstones reads "R. P Amy McGrath, November 3rd, ," a reference to his Democratic opponent in the Kentucky Senate race and the date of the general election.
The photo, which has since been deleted, was posted to Instagram with the caption: "break me off a piece of that. The McConnell campaign then attacked "the far-left and the media" for writing about the incident and using the image to "demonize, stereotype, and publicly castigate every young person who dares to get involved with Republican politics. A federal judge signaled that he is willing to consider removing the redactions in Robert Mueller's report. The case includes a pair of consolidated lawsuits filed against the Justice Department under the Freedom of Information Act.
District Judge Reggie Walton appeared to side several times with attorneys for BuzzFeed and the nonprofit Electronic Privacy Information Center during oral arguments, saying "That's what open government is about. Trump and the Republican National Committee filed a pair of lawsuits challenging a new law in California requiring presidential candidates to release five years of tax returns in order to be placed on the state primary ballot in The Constitution requires that you be a natural born citizen, at least 35 or older, and be a U.
Ambassador to Russia submitted his resignation and plans to move back home to Utah. Jon Huntsman resignation is effective October 3rd and there is speculation that he is planning to run for governor of Utah. Trump, who spent the weekend at his golf resort in Bedminster, N. In El Paso, the shooter published a four-page "manifesto" on the online message board 8chan about 20 minutes before the attack, saying he wanted to stop the "Hispanic invasion of Texas. Trump also cited the threat of "racist hate" with no acknowledgment that his own anti-immigrant rhetoric. Reading from a teleprompter at the White House, Trump also incorrectly referred to Toledo, Ohio instead of Dayton, Ohio as the location of one of the killings.
Dayton, Ohio : 9 people were killed and 27 others injured. The shooter used an assault-style rifle with high capacity magazines, wore body armor and a mask. He did not have a police record. El Paso, Texas : 22 people were killed and 26 others injured. The shooter used an assault-style rifle. Trump, however, threatened to veto a gun control bill that passed the House with bipartisan support in February that would require universal background checks.
The bill has not been considered by the Senate, which is on recess until September. July was the hottest month that humans have ever recorded since record-keeping began more than a century ago, slightly eclipsing the previous record-holder, July The past five years have been the hottest on record. The 10 hottest years have all occurred in the past two decades. This year is on track to be in the top five hottest ever. Trump accused China of manipulating its currency. The Treasury Department designated China as currency manipulator , a move that no White House had exercised since the Clinton administration.
The Trump "superfan" who sent homemade pipe bombs to Obama, Hillary Clinton, and other Democrats was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Prosecutors had called for a life sentence for Cesar Sayoc, while his defense lawyers pushed for a year sentence, saying that at the time of his arrest, Sayoc was allegedly suffering from an untreated mental illness, compounded by excessive steroid use, and that he had become increasingly obsessive, isolated and paranoid. Trump claimed that Ratcliffe, who will remain in Congress, "is being treated very unfairly by the LameStream media.
Trump's latest round of tariffs would effectively extend punitive duties to everything the U. A Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman said that if the new tariffs go into effect, "China will have to take necessary countermeasures to resolutely defend its core interests. The options do not include a nuclear missile. Separately, the U. The Trump administration already imposed an initial round of sanctions last year, in accordance with a law.
The same law requires that the administration impose a second round of sanctions if Trump cannot determine that the state in question has stopped using chemical weapons, which U. Russia continues to deny their involvement in the attack on Skripal and his daughter. Putin's foreign policy adviser, Yuri Ushakov, said the names of the suspects "do not mean anything to me. Do you believe this? The new tariffs would go into effect on Sept. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer wrapped up talks in Shanghai on a comprehensive trade deal.
The negotiations reportedly ended early and without a deal. A new meeting is set up for September. The legislation now goes to Trump, who is expected to sign it despite complaints from conservatives that it would fuel the nation's debt. Michael Atkinson declined the request to investigate the security clearance process by four top Senate Democrats, saying "The authority over access to classified information ultimately rests with the President of the United States.
The White House did not respond to a request for comment and has previously declined to comment on the security clearances. The inspector general's office had referred Comey for prosecution. The Justice Department prosecutors declined to prosecute Comey, because they didn't believe there was evidence to show Comey knew and intended to violate laws regarding the handling of classified information. Mark Esper, who assumed his post on July 23rd, is now reviewing accusations of unfairness that pre-dates Trump's involvement, including allegations by rival companies that the competition unfairly favored Amazon because of perceived conflicts of interest.
Despite a court ruling that the competition was fair, Trump asked officials to review the contracting process after companies competing against Amazon lodged "tremendous complaints. Trump complained that the prosecutors who tried the case against Eddie Gallagher "were ridiculously given a Navy Achievement Medal" and demanded that the military "immediately withdraw and rescind the awards. Speaker Nancy Pelosi has argued that impeachment would alienate too many voters.
Another man who has a speech impediment had his 4-year-old son taken from him because he couldn't clearly answer Border Patrol agent's questions. Attorneys for the ACLU asked a federal judge to block the Trump administration from continuing to separate migrant children from their parents. The move is meant to protect the U. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said the rate cut was a precautionary, "midcycle adjustment" to provide "insurance" against "downside risks. Rusal could only make the investment after winning sanctions relief from the Treasury Department initially imposed in April on Rusal and other companies owned by Oleg Deripaska, a Russian oligarch and Putin ally.
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Democrats attempted to pass two bills by unanimous consent on Wednesday that would require campaigns to notify the FBI and the FEC if they receive offers of assistance from foreign governments. The other bill would let the Senate Sergeant at Arms offer voluntary cyber assistance for the personal devices and accounts of lawmakers and their staff. Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith blocked all three of the bills without giving any reason for her objections or indicating whether she blocked the bills on behalf of herself or the GOP caucus.
Mueller testified yesterday that "The Russian government's effort to interfere in our election is among the most serious" and that "it wasn't a single attempt. They're doing it as we sit here.follow
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And they expect to do it during the next campaign. McConnell and Senate Republicans blocked Democratic attempts to bring up several bipartisan election security bills for votes, including legislation to require a paper trail for ballots and the disclosure for online political ads. Kash Patel spearheaded the efforts with Devin Nunes to call the court-approved surveillance of former Trump adviser Carter Page into question.
Now, Patel has been promoted to a leadership position focused on counterterrorism at the NSC's Directorate of International Organizations and Alliances. The ruling terminated the DNC's claims against the Trump campaign, individual members of the campaign, including Trump Jr. The sanctions against Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif were delayed after State Department officials argued that would close the door to diplomacy. A church in Baltimore kicked Ben Carson off of their property after the Housing and Urban Development secretary attempted to hold a press conference without first asking for permission.
HUD officials moved the news conference to an adjacent alley, where Carson compared Baltimore to a patient with cancer and that the "cancer is going to have a devastating effect" that "we can't sweep them under the rug. The Department of Justice is investigating whether former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke used personal email accounts for official government business. The investigation is part of a larger probe into Zinke, who has been criticized for mixing his personal, political, and official business while in Trump's cabinet.
Zinke resigned in following scrutiny of his participation in a land deal with the chairman of Halliburton. A Democratic senator temporarily blocked a Trump nominee from serving as the top lawyer for the Interior over concerns that Daniel Jorjani possibly lied to lawmakers during his confirmation hearing about his role in reviewing public information requests submitted to the agency. John Hyten to be the next vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff , despite allegations of sexual assault by a former subordinate. Are we part of the reason?
Yeah, it is. Trump sent the U. The Harlem rapper is accused of beating a year-old man in Stockholm on June 30th. He pleaded not guilty to the charges. Robert O'Brien's job is to advise the government on hostage issues. The Independent. John Ratcliffe claimed that the text messages between Lisa Page and Peter Strzok before the election were proof that the FBI was working against Trump, which fell apart when the exchange became public.
Ratcliffe also misrepresented his role in an anti-terrorism case, claiming he had been appointed as a "special prosecutor" in to secure convictions for funneling money to Hamas, which is a designated terrorist organization. Court records and lawyers involved in the case suggest he had no direct role in the prosecution.
Thomas Barrack failed in both efforts, but his attempts raised "serious questions about whether the White House is willing to place the potential profits of the President's friends above the national security of the American people and the universal objective of preventing the spread of nuclear weapons. Two weeks before Trump was scheduled to give the speech, Barrack provided a former business associate inside the UAE with an advance copy of the speech, which the associate then shared with UAE and Saudi government officials.
Later, Barrack arranged for the edits requested by the UAE officials to be added to the speech with the help of Paul Manafort. It has the language you want," Manafort confirmed in an email to Barrack on the day of the speech. The resolutions were passed by Congress with bipartisan support in June, but the three votes to override Trump's vetoes failed, , and A two-thirds vote was needed in each case. Miller believes Border Patrol agents would be tougher critics of asylum seekers and is interested in the rate of approval for migrants interviewed by Border Patrol agents versus asylum officers.
Trump will be ineligible for California's primary ballot next year unless he discloses his tax returns. Virginia's African-American state lawmakers boycotted the speech, calling Trump an "emblem of hate" and accused those who chose to attend and remain silent of being complicit in Trump's racism.
During his speech, Trump made no reference to his attacks on Cummings and his majority black, Baltimore-based district, which Trump previously called "rat and rodent infested" where "no human being would want to live," nor mentioned the four congresswomen of color he recently told to "go back" to where they came from. Instead, Trump highlighted that this year is also the th anniversary of the first slaves brought to America. They begin at 8 p. ET and are expected to last at least two hours. Go nuts. Trump denied being a racist, saying that "there is nothing racist in stating plainly what most people already know , that Elijah Cummings has done a terrible job for the people of his district.
The Baltimore Sun responded to Trump: "Better to have a few rats than to be one. Four years ago, Trump criticized Obama for not doing enough to address problems in Baltimore. Trump claimed at the time that "I would fix it fast! Trump attacked Rev. The White House refused to turn over the messages voluntarily earlier this month.
Democrats have raised questions about whether Jared Kushner's WhatsApp communications with foreign officials, Ivanka Trump's use of a private email account to conduct official business, and Stephen Bannon's use of a personal mobile device for White House business violated the Presidential Records Act. Since , Kushner Cos. In , Baltimore County officials revealed that apartments owned by Kushner Cos. Trump's eateries in New York were recently fined by health inspectors for "evidence of mice or live mice" in and around the kitchen and other "critical" violations.
New York Daily News. Coates frequently pushed back against Trump on foreign policy issues, including on Russia and North Korea. Trump said he would nominate John Ratcliffe to replace Coates, who will officially leave his post on Aug. It's unclear whether Ratcliffe will be confirmed by the Senate, since he has no background in intelligence. Ratcliffe too political for the post.
In a 5-to-4 ruling, the court lifted a lower court order that blocked the four contracts the Trump administration had awarded using Defense Department money. Funding for the projects had been frozen by lower courts while a lawsuit over the money proceeded. When the Department of Agriculture proposed last week to end food stamp benefits for 3. Currently, children whose families receive food stamps are automatically enrolled in a federal program that offers free breakfast and lunch at school. The two programs are automatically linked to reduce paperwork to ensure that children receive all of the food assistance they qualify for.
A total of House Democrats have publicly supported the move, including 12 since Mueller's testimony last week. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler said Trump "richly deserves impeachment," but that it was too soon to begin the process despite Trump having "violated the law six ways from Sunday. Chairman Jerry Nadler argued that it's essential that Congress "have access to all the relevant facts" — including witness testimony — in order to fully investigate potential abuses of power by Trump and his inner circle before deciding whether to recommend articles of impeachment.
The petition does not seek the public release of the grand jury evidence. The committee will also continue its investigation during the House's six-week summer recess and is working to obtain testimony from former White House counsel Don McGahn. Nadler said he is going to court today and again next week to file a lawsuit to force McGahn to testify. Officials believe that Russians probably "scanned" systems in every state for "election-related web pages, voter ID information, election system software, and election service companies.
The proximity could lead to violations of the year-old federal law that prohibits active duty troops and military personnel from coming into direct contact with migrants or from being used as law enforcement. Soldiers stand on elevated platforms throughout large rooms inside the facilities where detained migrants are held. Troops were originally assigned to the facilities to conduct periodic welfare checks of the migrants detained inside, but officials say that arrangement has evolved into a continual presence watching over them.
Marines were arrested at Camp Pendleton and charged with human smuggling and other offenses for allegedly transporting undocumented migrants along the U. The Marines could face charges in military or federal court. None of the Marines in question had served in support of the Southwest Border Support mission.
NBC San Diego. The assistance will be distributed beginning in mid-to-late August, and payment will be disbursed based on their geographic location instead of the crops they produce. T-Mobile and Sprint are the third- and fourth-largest wireless companies in the U. Trump still owns the hotel, despite turning day-to-day control over to his sons Eric and Don Jr.
Before news of the deal broke on April 29, , only two top officials from T-Mobile had ever stayed at Trump's hotel. Trump called the report "not bad. Trump claimed that Fox News had been "Proud Warriors! A rare appearance for this cult UK rock band! After an amazing xmas event the boys are back. It might be to soon to be thinking about the 14th of December, but these tickets will sell fast. Plus support to be announced and a BritPop DJ to party hard into the night, this will be a great evening.
Two fine Blues Bands coming together for one very special 'double header' night! The Mike Ross Band Passionate and intoxicating, Mike blazes his own unique trail - fusing his love and command of blues and roots music to create his own unique union. Since his re-emergence to the circuit in he has charged up the ranks to stand with the best known names in the UK blues and roots rock scene. Fuzzed up, fierce and full frontal fiery attack coupled with sexy, smooth slidin', southern soul! We just HAD to have him back!!
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The band's eclectic range of material draws from the 60's, Punk ,Garage, Soul and contemporary influences. Back for the first fun Friday of November. The REC rooms comedy night line is Highly talented observational comic, Dougie Dunlop, has the hardest of his audiences sharing his unique take on life. A comedy youngster, Edinburgh boy Dougie was headlining at the Cafe Royal at the Fringe within two years of starting his act.
Compere - Geoff Whiting. Ho, ho, ho. Its never to early to start thinking about a xmas comedy special. Like last year we've pushed the boat out and increased the budget for an all star line up. This is one that's not to be missed. Marcel has toured the world with his dry wit, bawdy chansons and exquisite sex poetry.
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Expect covers of old school tunes from Toots and The Maytals and Max Romeo as well as The Specials and The Selecter that will become your new favourites, in addition to refreshing original music to have you skanking away. Both the major variants within the governing political repertoire are in various stages of collapse. And now the 'radical alternative' - the restoration of capitalist imperatives through the application of unmodified market principles - seems to be also coming apart at the seams.
The monetarist, free-enterprise credentials, economic strategies and capitalist revivalism of the Thatcher government are in deep disarray. But neither of the major electoral machines now offers itself as a credible occupant of power at another tum of the electoral wheel. Labour is no longer what it was: but what it is, and even more, what it will become as a result of the internal crisis which Thatcherism has provoked within its ranks, is not yet clear.
Its political character is highly indeterminate. The signs are therefore well set for the 'recovery' of more centrist ground. But they could look like another - the last? And they could secure powerful support 'from above', amongst all those forces currently detaching themselves from the Thatcher path to the brink. They are British capitalism's last political ditch. This makes Social Democracy a powerful pole of attraction of a cross-party coalitionist type - the 'exceptional' alternative towards which, since the Lloyd George coalition, the British political system has tended to veer in moments of severe crisis remember Macdonald, and Mr Heath's 'Grand National Coalition'?
This does not guarantee it popular support. But here there may be other trends which strengthen its case.
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There is what political scientists have been calling the 'growing electoral volatility' of the British voters. Between and , each of the two major parties polled over 40 per cent of the votes at general elections. Their electoral base seemed reasonably secure. But in the s their share of the vote has fallen significantly. Party identification has weakened, votes have become more fluid. No administration has gone its full term and then succeeded in being re-elected. The old rotation of parties in power has continued: but on an increasingly weak base.
This now finds supporting evidence in the findings of the polls that a hypothetical Social Democratic-Liberal alliance would attract a significant proportion of 'floating' and fed-up voters in about equal numbers from both Labour and the Conservatives. The scenario then goes that they would form the decisive bloc in a divided parliament.
Electoral reform would become the principal political bargaining point. Proportional representation would then destroy the hegemony of the two-party system forever, and secure a permanent majority for 'the centre'. The trends are certainly clear, even if the scenario is less convincing. Mrs Thatcher may make royal progresses; but the two-party political system is in deep disrepute.
But people do sense that we are at or near the limit of the present political arrangements and dispositions. Yet the meaning of this phenomenon is hard to interpret. The political scientists and polling fraternity explain it in one way. Here, at last, appears the 'true' voter: less traditional in political alignments, unattached to dogma and doctrine, rationally calculating political choices on a purely pragmatic, non-ideological, non-class basis: 'Economic Man' in the polling booth - the great pluralist dream.
It confirms the wished-for breakup of the class structure of British political culture. Rationality and moderation have fallen into each other's arms. This is more self-fulfilling prophecy than hard political analysis. The interpretation of a natural gravitation of British politics to 'the centre', eschewing all extremes, would make more sense if the parties had represented over the decades the spectacle of alternating extremes.
It is the collapse and bankruptcy of 'the centre' which generated increasing pressure towards these extremes. And if the revival of the left within the Labour Party is one way of inheriting this collapse, it has been much more evident on and towards the right. This progressive abandonment of 'the centre' has taken place for the best of all possible reasons: it failed.
Things got worse, not better, under its increasingly weak and nerveless leadership. An unpublished paper on movements in public opinion by Tony Fitzgerald has shown that, among voters strongly identifying with Labour, support for more nationalization, more spending on social services, retaining Labour's links with the trade unions and sympathy with strikers all fell between the s and s. Support among the same sections for the sale of council houses, keeping the grammar schools, cutting government spending, cutting profits tax, and strengthening law and order and immigration controls have all swung significantly in Mrs Thatcher's direction.
Manual workers who are also Labour supporters and trade unionists showed markedly higher shifts of opinion - again in this direction - than other groups and long before the very significant swing to the right in which brought the most radical right government of the postwar period to office.
This is particularly strong in the area of the Thatcherite populist issues - anti-unions, anti-statism, anti-welfare. The underlying movement is undoubtedly rightwards. Lack of faith in the two major parties may, therefore, draw people in desperation towards a middle-ground alternative. Social Democracy must occupy 'the centre' because it is there. Besides, that is where they are. What, then, is its real political character and content?
The break with 'Labour Socialism', however muted in some instances, is real and deep. It is a final break with the historic Labour-trade union connection. This is mounted as firmly on the back of the 'trade-unions-are-too-powerful' crusade as anything in Mrs Thatcher's vocabulary, though it is less virulently put. It is also a break with even a residual connection to working-class politics - even the rudimentary form in which this is still acknowledged by the traditional Labour right - 'Labour as the party of the working class in government'.
At this level, Social Democracy is thoroughly managerialist in its political style.