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Gabbard blasts Trump for televised proposal to end shutdown; says negotiations ‘shouldn’t be done on television’

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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, slammed President Trump on Sunday for his televised announcement the previous day offering temporary protected status to immigrants who’ve entered the country illegally in exchange for border wall funding. Gabbard, who is running for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, said that the negotiations to end the ongoing partial government shutdown “shouldn’t be […]

NRW-British Economic Meeting in Birmingham

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January 24th, 6pm at Conference Aston Münster/Germany. – Enterprises in the United Kingdom and the German Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) have been trusted partners for decades. Brexit shall not change this: The Ministry of Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalization and Energy of North Rhine-Westphalia along with the heads of the Chamber of Industry and […]

Will Trump’s Compromise Help End The Shutdown? And Was It Even A Compromise?

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Welcome to a special weekend-edition of FiveThirtyEight’s weekly politics chat. The transcript below has been lightly edited. micah (Micah Cohen, managing editor): Hey, everyone! We’ve convened here on a weekend(!) to talk about President Trump’s address to the nation on Saturday. Trump called the country together to make an offer to Democrats to try to […]

Trump offers immigration compromise to Democrats for wall funding in bid to end shutdown

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President Trump offered Democrats a deal to end the 29-day-old government shutdown Saturday by extending protections for hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants in return for $5.7 billion in border wall funding. “I am here today to break the logjam and provide Congress with a path forward to end the government shutdown and solve the […]

Donald Trump to meet with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un late next month

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President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will meet for a second summit “near the end of February,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Friday. The announcement came after Mr. Trump met in the Oval Office with Kim Yong-chol, North Korea’s top negotiator in the denuclearization talks. Various press reports have speculated […]

Sen. Lindsey Graham flies to Turkey, meets with Erdogan to discuss US withdrawal from Syria

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U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., left, meets with Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in Ankara, Turkey, Jan. 18, 2019. (Presidential Press Service via AP, Pool) U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday to discuss Syria as the United States prepares to withdraw its troops from the war-torn country. The […]

CSI welcomes UK review into persecution of Christians

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Christian Solidarity International (CSI), a human rights organisation campaigning for religious freedom, has written to UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt welcoming his government’s announcement of a review into the plight of persecuted Christians around the world. It comes amid a surge in cases of violence against Christians in parts of the Middle East, Asia and […]

Emergency Politics Podcast: What If Trump Told Cohen To Lie To Congress?

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Embed Code <iframe frameborder=”0″ width=”100%” height=”180″ style=”margin:20px auto 25px;max-width:600px;” scrolling=”no” src=”https://fivethirtyeight.com/player/politics/25795180/”></iframe> In this emergency installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, the crew reacts to a BuzzFeed News report that “President Donald Trump directed his longtime attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow.” FiveThirtyEight contributor Amelia Thomson-Deveaux […]

Hogan Gidley slams BuzzFeed, Michael Cohen over ‘ridiculous’ report

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White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley slammed the BuzzFeed report alleging that President Trump ordered his former personal attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress. Speaking to Fox News Friday morning, Mr. Gidley did not explicitly deny the allegations made in the report, arguing that the White House did not want to dignify the […]

Adam Schiff: BuzzFeed report accusing Donald Trump of directing perjury ‘most serious’

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A key House Democratic lawmaker warned Thursday evening that a BuzzFeed report accusing President Trump of suborning perjury is “among the most serious [charges] to date.” Rep. Adam Schiff, California Democrat and the new chairman of the House intelligence committee, retweeted the BuzzFeed article, which said Mr. Trump personally told his longtime fixer Michael Cohen […]