• House Democrat Calls Ossoff Loss a 'Wake-up Call' for Party
House Democrat Calls Ossoff Loss a 'Wake-up Call' for Party

The Democrats had portrayed each of the races as a referendum on Trump's scandal-plagued presidency. "I think we do need a bolder economic platform that speaks to wage stagnation and the need for new jobs ... Turns out, both sides can be right this time. Ossoff performed far better than Democrats have recently. "Nancy Pelosi is not the only rea...

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  • Perez Defends Pelosi Against Calls for Her to Step Down
Perez Defends Pelosi Against Calls for Her to Step Down

So while Pelosi took heat from some party colleagues after Democrat Jon Ossoff lost his bid for a Georgia House seat, and found herself grilled hard by reporters at her weekly press conference Thursday, she will survive. The fact that the Democratic and Republican establishments and the media were surprised by the result only tells us that th...

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  • Shut Al-Jazeera, block Iran, or it's a divorce, Doha
Shut Al-Jazeera, block Iran, or it's a divorce, Doha

Following the diplomatic cut-off with Qatar by the Saudi-led alliance, the country has been criticized for its support of groups including the Muslim Brotherhood , which is outlawed in Egypt , Bahrain , Saudi and the United Arab Emirates (UAE.) According to a report in the Financial Times of London, Qatar recently was given a list of 13 dem...

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  • Israel Starts Work on New Settlement Regardless of US Peace Efforts
Israel Starts Work on New Settlement Regardless of US Peace Efforts

Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Kushner and Greenblatt will hear from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and other senior officials during the trip. "After decades, I have the honour to be the first prime minister to build a settlement in Judea and Samaria", Netanyahu said, calling the W...

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  • France's Macron Sees No Legitimate Successor to Syria's Assad
France's Macron Sees No Legitimate Successor to Syria's Assad

BRUSSELS — British Prime Minister Theresa May promised Thursday that EU citizens will not be immediately kicked out of Britain when it leaves the union and says their fate will be a top priority in Brexit negotiations — prompting guarded praise from other EU leaders at a tense time for the continent.

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  • Ashford Hospitality Prime (AHP) Given Daily News Impact Rating of 0.35
Ashford Hospitality Prime (AHP) Given Daily News Impact Rating of 0.35

Envestnet Asset Mgmt Inc holds 21,631 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Ashford Hospitality Prime, Inc. now has a P/E ratio of 19.32 and the market cap of the company is 278.12M. KRV Capital LP acquired a new stake in shares of Ashford Hospitality Prime during the third quarter worth about $5,832,000. The ex-dividend date will be Wednesday the 29...

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  • Cruz, Cornyn Split On GOP Senate Healthcare Bill
Cruz, Cornyn Split On GOP Senate Healthcare Bill

It is simply not the answer. But Caroline Pearson, a senior vice president at the consulting firm Avalere Health, says the bill bases its tax credits on lower-quality insurance."If you're paying a similar percentage of income, you're getting a less generous product under this new plan", she says.

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  • Should the Democrats Replace Nancy Pelosi Just Because She's Extremely Unpopular?
Should the Democrats Replace Nancy Pelosi Just Because She's Extremely Unpopular?

Where do we want to go as a party? Many Democrats hope to harness that energy during the 2018 mid-terms, when the entire House will be up for re-election. "We showed the world that in places where no one thought it was even possible we could fight (that) we could fight", Ossoff told supporters. The Republican was expected to win, though the rac...

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  • Nancy Pelosi is Now Officially on Cher's Bad Side
Nancy Pelosi is Now Officially on Cher's Bad Side

In Georgia , Democrat Ossoff was a 30-year-old former congressional aide going up against a veteran pol in Handel, who was a former secretary of state and former chair of the Fulton County Board of Commissioners. On that point, Ryan agreed that the Democrats need to focus less on President Donald Trump and more on economic issues. The apparent...

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  • Rep. Tim Ryan: Time to Change the 'Toxic Democratic Brand'
Rep. Tim Ryan: Time to Change the 'Toxic Democratic Brand'

After she was re-elected Democratic leader, the Republican National Committee unfurled a banner that read "Hire Pelosi" outside its headquarters. Pelosi told fellow House Democrats in a letter Wednesday, "The House was in play before the Georgia race.

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  • Hope Dems Don't Force Pelosi Out, Would Be 'Very Bad' for GOP
Hope Dems Don't Force Pelosi Out, Would Be 'Very Bad' for GOP

Pelosi didn't give names when she referred to those who want her to step aside, but she called out those chose to go on television to criticize her, saying "have your fun". Ryan, Pelosi's opponent last fall, said that Pelosi's continued role as the GOP's favorite bogeyman makes it "a heck of a lot harder" for Democrats as they try to notch victorie...

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  • Congressman Tim Ryan questions Democrat leadership
Congressman Tim Ryan questions Democrat leadership

Vela said he believes if the party sticks with the Pelosi in the top slot, it will hurt the efforts in the kinds of districts they need to flip to win back control of the House in 2018. Front page of Silicon Valley's paper, The Mercury News of San Jose, "THE PELOSI PROBLEM: Some fault minority leader for losses", by Casey Tolan: "Some of the to...

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  • Four Republican senators spurn draft GOP health bill
Four Republican senators spurn draft GOP health bill

Obama weighed in on Facebook . His biggest concern involves dismantling the Medicaid expansion he enacted in Louisiana, which has given insurance coverage to 430,000 people. "And small tweaks over the course of the next couple weeks, under the guise of making these bills easier to stomach, can not change the fundamental meanness at the core of thi...

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  • Trump Denies Loyalty Pledge, Asked Voters To Pledge
Trump Denies Loyalty Pledge, Asked Voters To Pledge

Now Trump may try to get back at Comey for, as Kasowitz said Thursday, joining those seeking to undermine the administration "with selective and illegal leaks of classified information and privileged communications". But New York Times reporter Adam Liptak shared on Twitter an instance of a statement beginning with "I hope" being used by the ...

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  • Omar condemns lynching of police officer in Srinagar
Omar condemns lynching of police officer in Srinagar

When they confronted him, a brawl broke out and Ayub fired his gun, wounding three people before the crowd began attacking him, the witnesses said. "When people asked him to explain what he was doing there, he took out his pistol and fired at people, wounding three", a youth present outside the mosque told Anadolu Agency.

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  • Car bomb in southwest Pakistan kills at least 11, wounds 20
Car bomb in southwest Pakistan kills at least 11, wounds 20

The eyewitnesses said the blast occurred in a vehicle. Eyewitness said that the blast was so powerful that it could be heard at a distance and shattered glass windows of nearby buildings. At least 13 people including seven policemen have lost their lives while 14 others have sustained wounds in a powerful explosion outside Inspector General (IG) ...

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  • Blasts in Pakistani city of Parachinar kill 15 - government official
Blasts in Pakistani city of Parachinar kill 15 - government official

Sabir Hussain, the medical superintendent at Parachinar's main hospital, said it had received 13 bodies and 124 wounded. Army and paramilitary personnel have set up checkpoints on all routes leading to the town and visitors and vehicles go through extensive search and identification process.

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  • Democrats Search For Silver Lining After Narrowly Losing Georgia Election
Democrats Search For Silver Lining After Narrowly Losing Georgia Election

As expected, Republicans also won a special election in the fifth congressional district of SC held to fill the seat vacated by budget director Mick Mulvaney . The House Minority Leader is feeling the pressure from all sides after Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff in a special election in Georgia . Still, Owens said the election resul...

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  • China: over 100 missing after mountainside collapses
China: over 100 missing after mountainside collapses

The Chinese media reported that the landslide after the side of the mountain collapsed, blocking a two kilometre stretch of river. A Xinhua news report said a "part of a mountain" in the Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture of Aba had collapsed.

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  • President Trump sounds off after travel ban rejection
President Trump sounds off after travel ban rejection

On Monday morning, the lynchpin of Donald Trump's presidential agenda, his travel ban , suffered another ignominious defeat at the hands of the judicial branch. "Well, as predicted, the 9th Circuit did it again", Trump said via Twitter . The 4th Circuit found the policy unconstitutional on that basis. "EO2 [revised executive order] does...

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