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Kavanaugh nomination clears key Senate hurdle

Kavanaugh nomination clears key Senate hurdle Democrats paraded to a almost empty Senate chamber overnight and into Saturday to lambaste the nominee. Republicans control the Senate by a 51-49 margin, and Saturday's vote seems destined to be almost party-line. "Deborah Ramirez's lawyer said he was unaware of any corroborating witnesses who were interviewed". If he wins confirmation, Kavanaugh - who has faced a bruising process that rais... [Full Article...]

Melania Trump Says She's Told Donald Trump To Put His Phone Down

Melania Trump Says She's Told Donald Trump To Put His Phone Down And while she generously dished out warm smiles and happy waves, the first lady also used her four-nation tour of Africa to draw some firmer boundaries between her own views and those of her husband the president. With a child's hand clasped in each of hers, Mrs. Trump led the group up a walkway toward the home for orphaned infants, sashaying to the music as she approached a bank of waiting news c... [Full Article...]

Ireland urges May to publish plan to break border deadlock

Ireland urges May to publish plan to break border deadlock Meanwhile, Foreign Office Minister Sir Alan Duncan said Tory MPs seeking to oust the Prime Minister over Brexit represented a fringe element. Senior figures in Brussels said that there was now "goodwill on both sides" and a realistic plan to solve the backstop question was being worked on.Sabine Weyand, the EU's deputy Brexit negotiator, told a meeting of European Union ambassadors: "Things ... [Full Article...]

Collins announces support for Kavanaugh, making chances of confirmation almost certain

Collins announces support for Kavanaugh, making chances of confirmation almost certain The Senate advanced Kavanaugh's nomination, 51 to 49, Friday. The protesters' campaign came just a day after an hours-long demonstration ended in hundreds of arrests . Kavanaugh's path to the court seemed unfettered until mid-September, when Ford accused him of drunkenly sexually assaulting her in a locked bedroom at a 1982 high school gathering. [Full Article...]

Suspect in S.Carolina shooting disbarred lawyer

Suspect in S.Carolina shooting disbarred lawyer Fred Hopkins and his son Seth. So many people came to Carraway's rural house across from a soybean field that they were parking in an empty lot next door. "Terrence was the epitome of a community police officer", he said. The Officer Down Memorial Page lists the names of 23,408 U.S. police officers killed in the line of duty - 112 so far this year. [Full Article...]

Senate paves way for Kavanaugh confirmation

Senate paves way for Kavanaugh confirmation Kavanaugh's confirmation was stalled by allegations of sexual assault against him, though he looks likely to be confirmed in a final vote on Saturday. We do not know what was in the FBI's most recent background check into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh . Democrats belittled the bureau's findings, saying agents constrained by the White House hadn't reached out to numerous other people wit... [Full Article...]

Local dairy farmers would benefit from new NAFTA deal

Local dairy farmers would benefit from new NAFTA deal It'll help us keep continuing farming. It gives struggling farms like Robbiehill Dairy in Java Center a chance to profit from milk supplies idled by the restriction. These provisions allow Canada, Mexico and the United States to challenge one another's anti-dumping and countervailing duties in front of a panel of representatives from each country. [Full Article...]

Interpol president Meng Hongwei vanishes on trip home to China

Interpol president Meng Hongwei vanishes on trip home to China French authorities have opened an investigation into the whereabouts of the head of Interpol , police sources told several news outlets on Friday. He was previously the vice minister of public security in China. His term runs until 2020. According to Interpol's website , in May he delivered a speech in Ireland in which he discussed the changing face of global crime and the need for Interp... [Full Article...]

Putin calls former Russian spy poisoned in Britain a 'scumbag'

Putin calls former Russian spy poisoned in Britain a 'scumbag' India depended on Russian Federation for political support as well as billions of dollars in military hardware. Quick delivery of S-400 is considered critical as China will receive them by the year end and would be in a position to fully exploit the system with the delivery of all necessary missiles by 2020. [Full Article...]

Supreme Court refuses to stop deportation of 7 Rohingya Muslims

Supreme Court refuses to stop deportation of 7 Rohingya Muslims They were apprehended in July 2012 for violating the Foreigners' Act and were placed in detention at the Silchar Central Jail since then. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist government has described illegal Rohingya immigrants as posing a national security threat, and ordered state governments previous year to identify and deport them. [Full Article...]

Harris: 'Inappropriate Is Not Descriptive Enough' For Trump Mocking Blasey Ford

Harris: 'Inappropriate Is Not Descriptive Enough' For Trump Mocking Blasey Ford The ex-boyfriend also said in his statement that during their six-year-long romantic relationship, Ford never mentioned the alleged assault against her, Brett Kavanaugh , or a fear of flying. "And a man's life is in tatters, a man's life is shattered", Trump said. So I want to apologize to you both for the way you've been treated. But on Wednesday, Ford's attorneys declared they would not... [Full Article...]

Senators get Federal Bureau of Investigation report on Kavanaugh, Republicans push vote

Senators get Federal Bureau of Investigation report on Kavanaugh, Republicans push vote He voted to confirm Trump's first Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch. It followed the FBI's early morning release of its investigation , which Trump reluctantly ordered under pressure from a handful of wavering Republican senators. Trump weighed in hours later. Corker and Sen. Mike Rounds, R-S.D., said senators were expecting the document to contain reports that Federal Bureau of Investiga... [Full Article...]

Melania Trump looks happier hanging out with African children than Donald Trump

Melania Trump looks happier hanging out with African children than Donald Trump During the first leg of her journey, Trump will tour a Ghanaian-run hospital that has had success in reducing child mortality. She touched down in Accra, Ghana this morning, the first stop on her week-long tour of the continent, which will also includes stops in Kenya , Malawi and Egypt where she'll go to "foster diplomatic relations, " BBC Africa reports ". [Full Article...]

Melania Trump visits ex-slave holding facility in Ghana

Melania Trump visits ex-slave holding facility in Ghana Trump's tour of Africa may well be meant to help heal some wounds caused by her husband, who once reportedly referred to Haiti and some African nations as "shitholes" during a meeting on immigration back in January. "Did you say President Trump's wife just arrived in Accra?" street vendor Awo Yeboah asked. The first lady's visit was a lower-key affair than Obama's visit as the first black USA pr... [Full Article...]

Trump mocks Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony at rally in Mississippi

Trump mocks Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony at rally in Mississippi The president said it is "scary" because "you can be (found) guilty of something you may not be guilty of". "I had one beer ". "All I can tell you is it came from somebody with a political motive", he said. "'I had one beer, '" he began. "And a man's life is in tatters". Officials said Trump is seeking to boost Hyde-Smith as close as possible to the 50 percent threshold and lend momentum fo... [Full Article...]

Parcels sent to Pentagon suspected to contain ricin

Parcels sent to Pentagon suspected to contain ricin John Richardson, the chief of naval operations. Neither envelope entered the Pentagon . The Pentagon said in a statement it had put its mail facility under quarantine and that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was analysing the envelopes. [Full Article...]

Trump administration will deny visas to same-sex partners of diplomats

Trump administration will deny visas to same-sex partners of diplomats Globe, a group that advocates for LGBT staff at the U.N., said in a statement released before the change. Officials also noted that the requirement would align the policy of the one that applies to United States diplomats overseas. Same-sex marriage is only legal in a handful of countries worldwide. The heterosexual partners of foreign diplomats and United Nations employees are also not el... [Full Article...]

FBI Probe Into Kavanaugh May Wrap Up by Wednesday

FBI Probe Into Kavanaugh May Wrap Up by Wednesday If all Democratic senators vote against Kavanaugh, Republicans - who have a 51-49 edge in the Senate - can only afford to lose one vote to get the judge's confirmation passed. Trump is unlikely to make direct appeals to the lawmakers on the fence, as he does not have particularly close relationships with those senators. When asked whether he thought a limited investigation would be enough to sat... [Full Article...]

Times says it was wrong to have writer on Kavanaugh story

The newspaper said that it stood by its story, published Monday, which said Kavanaugh was questioned by police in New Haven , Connecticut, after he was accused of throwing ice at another bar patron. The man told the three to stop looking at him and Kavanaugh flung his beer, Ludington said, starting a brawl. Mayorga reported the incident in 2009, but Las Vegas officials said they had no suspect in... [Full Article...]

Attorney Avenatti Calls Kavanaugh a 'Liar'

Attorney Avenatti Calls Kavanaugh a 'Liar' Harvard Law spokespeople twice declined to comment and once did not respond to the Crimson's multiple requests for clarity on whether Harvard will allow Kavanaugh to continue serving as a Lecturer on Law. "That's why I have well unanimous, well-qualified rating from the American Bar Association", Kavanaugh testified. The most recent of these calls came from Yale , Kavanaugh's alma mater for ... [Full Article...]


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