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Johnson blames 'dysfunctional process' for failed Obamacare repeal vote

Johnson blames 'dysfunctional process' for failed Obamacare repeal vote Republican Arizona Senator John McCain cast the decisive vote to defeat the proposal, joining two other Republicans , Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, in opposing it, reports The New York Times . "Thanks to the steadfast advocacy of millions of Americans and the political courage of a few Republican Senators, the latest repeal bill is dead, as it ought to be". [Full Article...]

Jordan's King thanks Trump for helping restore calm at Jerusalem holy site

Jordan's King thanks Trump for helping restore calm at Jerusalem holy site Earlier on Thursday, Israeli forces removed all security measures that had been set up by occupation forces at Al-Aqsa Mosque in East Jerusalem . As Palestinians continues to resist Israel's security measures near the holy Temple Mount compound, tensions in Jerusalem are high. [Full Article...]

Senate Republicans plan to write health care bill over lunch

Senate Republicans plan to write health care bill over lunch Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska in defeating the bill that would have erased several parts of Obama's program. "I regret that our efforts were not enough this time", he said , addressing GOP leaders in the House, who would have gotten the approved "Skinny" Repeal next. [Full Article...]

Won't let China 'just talk' over North Korea

Won't let China 'just talk' over North Korea New Zealand Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee on Saturday (NZT) denounced the test. In response, the USA and South Korean military conducted a live-firing exercise using surface-to-surface missiles, a United States defence official said. Based on the test done earlier, experts had suggested that Pyongyang could easily hit Alaska. "By threatening the world, these weapons and tests further isola... [Full Article...]

Trump blasts Senate rules in morning tweets

Trump blasts Senate rules in morning tweets McCain arrived on the Senate floor just after midnight, when debate on the "skinny" bill ended. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., initially said "not yet" when asked if he was ready to vote for the scaled-back Senate bill. Only 29 percent said they wanted Republicans in Congress to "continue working on a new healthcare bill". But insurers, hospitals, doctors, and consumer groups are pressing the ad... [Full Article...]

President Trump tweets John Kelly as new Chief of Staff

Priebus confirmed that he formally resigned on resigned on Thursday. Meanwhile, no one in the White House took up for Priebus - including Priebus himself. "I could not be more proud to call Reince a dear friend", he said. Speaking in New York, Trump offered effusive praise for Kelly, though he didn't hint he would soon be working from the West Wing. [Full Article...]

Trump dumps chief of staff Reince Priebus

Trump dumps chief of staff Reince Priebus Deidre Ball , the wife of White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci , has reportedly filed for divorce from the former financier. As the two openly feuded, the White House did little to tamp down the controversy. A Marine, Kelly served in the military for almost five decades and served in positions including chief of Southern Command and senior assistant to the secretary of defen... [Full Article...]

Iran condemns USA sanctions against its missile programme

Iran condemns USA sanctions against its missile programme Iran was holding an emergency meeting on Saturday to review its response to a package of sanctions approved by the US Senate, vowing a "strong response" to US punitive measures. He says the USA will continue countering Iran's ballistic missile program including Thursday's " provocative space launch ". "We call on Iran not to conduct any further ballistic missile launches and related activities",... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation to seize United States properties in retaliation over sanctions

Moscow has already responded, ordering a reduction in the number of U.S. diplomats in Russian Federation and closing the U.S. Embassy's recreation retreat. Speaking in Finland on Thursday, Putin said he "very much regrets" the worsening of relations between Russian Federation and the United States, blaming it on "anti-Russia hysteria" in domestic USA politics. [Full Article...]

Trump intends to sign Russian Federation sanctions bill: White House

Trump intends to sign Russian Federation sanctions bill: White House Trump's concerns include a provision letting Congress stop any effort to ease existing sanctions on Russian Federation. The new USA sanctions are over Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea and alleged interference in the U.S. Relations were already languishing at a post-Cold War low because of the allegations Russian cyber interference in the election was meant to boost Trump's chances, something M... [Full Article...]

Trump's transgender troops ban divides veterans in Congress

Social conservatives, led by Republican Vicky Hartzler, were pressing for an amendment to the spending bill blocking funding for such costs, including reassignment surgery. "There is no reason to force service members who are able to fight, train, and deploy to leave the military - regardless of their gender identity", said McCain, who spent more than five years as a prisoner of war in North Vietn... [Full Article...]

John Kelly brings military bearing to White House staff

John Kelly brings military bearing to White House staff Donald Rumsfeld under Gerald Ford and former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu under Bush) or campaign operatives (Hamilton Jordan under Jimmy Carter or Priebus under Trump ). Kelly has already been working in the Trump administration, serving as the secretary of homeland security . Mr Priebus is the US President's chief of staff , making him one of the most powerful people in the administration... [Full Article...]

Apple has removed VPN apps from China's App Store

Apple has removed VPN apps from China's App Store In China, VPNs can be used to skirt the government's extensive system of internet controls, sometimes called the "Great Firewall". The apps create virtual private networks connecting a user to the Internet via an encrypted connection. Another company, Star VPN , also reported receiving the notice. The Califronia-based tech giant said it had removed apps "in China that do not meet the new regu... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation sanctions: Trump's hand forced by Senate vote

Russian Federation sanctions: Trump's hand forced by Senate vote The bill, which passed the Senate and House with overwhelming majorities this week and was sent to the White House on Friday, will not only place new sanctions against the three countries, but it will prohibit Trump from unilaterally easing sanctions against Moscow. [Full Article...]

President Trump names Gen. John Kelly as new chief of staff

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Friday that Trump and Priebus had been discussing his role for weeks, while Trump had also been in talks with Kelly about the job. In his interview with CNN , Priebus said he submitted his resignation to the President privately on Thursday. Kelly would be his new chief of staff. [Full Article...]

Trump Names John Kelly as New White House Chief of Staff

Trump Names John Kelly as New White House Chief of Staff General Kelly has been a star, done an incredible job thus far, respected by everybody. Not only is this wrong, it's offensive on multiple levels. Scaramucci swiftly responded to the news by asking media outlets to leave his family out of coverage of him and the Trump administration . [Full Article...]

Trump Taps Retired Marine General for White House Chief of Staff

Trump Taps Retired Marine General for White House Chief of Staff As homeland security secretary, Mr Kelly took the lead on some of Mr Trump's most controversial policies, including his executive orders suspending the admission of refugees and temporarily barring visitors from several Muslim-majority nations. [Full Article...]

Australia disrupts terror plot to bring down airplane

Australia disrupts terror plot to bring down airplane An elderly couple lived in the home, the neighbour said, and they had adult children. Four men were arrested when Australian Federal Police, New South Wales Police and ASIO raided homes in the inner-city suburb of Surry Hills, and the south-western suburbs of Lakemba, Wiley Park and Punchbowl. [Full Article...]

Trump gets a major bill, and it's Russian Federation sanctions

Senate foreign relations committee Chairman Bob Corker, asked by reporters on Thursday about the comment, dismissed Scaramucci's suggestion that Trump could veto the Russian Federation sanctions bill. McCain said the bill's passage was long overdue, a jab at Trump and the GOP-controlled Congress. McCain, chairman of the Armed Services Committee, has called Putin a murderer and a thug. [Full Article...]

Former White House Chief of Staff says he resigned

Former White House Chief of Staff says he resigned In his first on-camera interview since Donald Trump announced Gen. John Kelly would replace him as White House chief of staff, Reince Priebus refused to address Anthony Scaramucci's volatile comments about him on Thursday. During the general election campaign, Priebus' RNC wound up supplementing Trump's skeleton campaign with millions of dollars in resources and hundreds of field workers in ke... [Full Article...]


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