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Hoyer claims GOP congressman cast ‘aspersion on a Hispanic’ by saying ‘go back to Puerto Rico’

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House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., charged Thursday night that GOP Rep. Jason Smith was casting an inappropriate “aspersion on a Hispanic” Democrat by telling him to “go back to Puerto Rico” — regardless of whether the comment, as Smith repeatedly claimed, was merely a reference to a Democratic congressional delegation’s recent trip to the Caribbean island. “Either […]

How To Transform Your Teenagers’ Career Prospects

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‘INSPiRED Teenager’ – from the UK’s Top Careers Advisor – Offers an Online Toolkit For Savvy Parents To Max Their Teenagers’ Prospects A new online resource will enable parents to transform their own teenagers’ academic and vocational career prospects. The ‘INSPiRED Teenager’ programme is an eight-part video-based career coaching toolkit complete with a set of […]

Why One of Trump’s Biggest Legal Threats Is New York’s Attorney General

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This is the Trump Docket, where we track some of the most important legal cases of the Trump presidency and how their results could shape presidential power. Questions, comments, or thoughts about cases to cover? Email us here. After two years of legal wrangling, the Trump Foundation will soon be no more. Last month, in […]

Belarus model who claimed Trump info deported from Thailand

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BANGKOK (AP) – A Belarusian model who claimed last year that she had evidence of Russian involvement in helping elect Donald Trump president was deported from Thailand on Thursday, police said. Anastasia Vashukevich along with seven co-defendants pleaded guilty this week in a case related to holding a sex training seminar in Thailand. They were […]

House Republicans hit plan to drop terror panel for one probing Donald Trump

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House Republicans are up in arms over a plan by the new Democratic chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee that could abolish the panel’s anti-terrorism subcommittee and replace it with one that will focus in part on President Trump’s business interests and how they affect U.S. foreign policy. The reorganization eyed by new committee […]

Ocasio-Cortez vows to ‘run train’ on progressive agenda in bizarre turn of phrase

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., used a strange – and sexually charged – phrase to describe to the Washington Post her plan for implementing a progressive agenda. “… enjoy being exhausted for the next two years while we run train on the progressive agenda,” the newly minted congresswoman told the newspaper. The choice of words sent […]

UKCloud expands sovereign cloud platform to ensure customer capacity post-Brexit

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UKCloud commits to significant expansion of UK sovereign cloud platform in response to increasing uncertainty amongst public sector organisations about the implications of Brexit London – 15th January 2019 – UKCloud, the multi-cloud experts dedicated to making digital transformation happen across UK public sector, has announced the completion of their Brexit preparations and are ready […]

How Kirsten Gillibrand Could Win The 2020 Democratic Primary

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On Tuesday, under the hot TV lights of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” New York’s Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand tossed her hat into the presidential ring, declaring that she’s forming an exploratory committee. Gillibrand is one of several Democratic women expected to run, and her campaign will make its central appeal to women voters. But […]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to join House Financial Services Committee

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Washington’s best-known socialist will be helping regulate America’s banks. The Hill reported Tuesday evening, citing a “Democratic source,” that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, New York Democrat, will join the House Financial Services Committee, which oversees U.S. financial institutions and markets. Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, a self-described socialist who has called for a 70 percent top tax rate, told The Hill […]

William Barr dodges questions about his earlier statements on Roe v. Wade

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William Barr, President Trump’s attorney general nominee, dodged questions Tuesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee about statements he made on overturning Roe v. Wade nearly 30 years ago. In 1991, Mr. Barr said Roe v. Wade was wrongly decided. About a year later, he predicted the decision legalizing abortion in the United States would “fall” […]