• Comey testifies, a long process begins
Comey testifies, a long process begins

Comey delivered scathing remarks about the president on Thursday at a congressional hearing and testified that Trump had asked him to drop a Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into former aide Michael Flynn and his alleged ties to Russian Federation.

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  • 'Bihar CM Nitish Kumar committed historic blunder,' says Lalu Prasad Yadav
'Bihar CM Nitish Kumar committed historic blunder,' says Lalu Prasad Yadav

Lalu called Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar's decision a "historical blunder" and said the RJD would support Meira as it believes in the politics of ideology. The Shiv Sena, the Janata Dal (U) and all factions of the AIADMK, including O Panneerselvam and TTV Dinakaran, have all backed Kovind's candidature for the post of President.

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  • Ram Nath Kovind meets Vajpayee to seek his blessings
Ram Nath Kovind meets Vajpayee to seek his blessings

The Bihar Chief Minister is known to take a line different from other political parties as was reflected on the demonetisation decision. She was the first woman speaker of Lok Sabha and also has been a Union Minister. Agarwal, however, pointed out that the larger opposition unity will remain unaffected even if the parties do not stay together for...

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  • Syria hotline for United States and Russian Federation still in use
Syria hotline for United States and Russian Federation still in use

The remarks were the latest indication of a possible easing of tensions in the wake of the US shootdown of the Syrian jet. It is a major escalation of Iran's role in the war. Israeli security officials said Monday they were studying the missile strike to see what they could learn about its accuracy and capabilities. The Bahraini cleric wrote religi...

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  • Don't make a historical blunder, Lalu to Nitish
Don't make a historical blunder, Lalu to Nitish

RJD's Lalu Prasad has termed Nitish Kumar's decision a historic blunder and wrong decision. "There is no doubt about the result". "Why push Bihar ki Beti into a contest which she is set to lose?" the CM asked. "Every citizen of Telangana will be indebted to Sonia Gandhi and Meira Kumar for their role in Telangana formation". Reddy reit...

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  • Auto barge on fire in Victoria's Gorge Waterway
Auto barge on fire in Victoria's Gorge Waterway

No injuries have been reported. Victoria fire crews are now fighting a fire at a vehicle barge on the Gorge Waterway. Firefighters were fighting the blaze from the shore as well as from a fire boat. After arriving on the scene Bruce said crews got their ladders set up before transitioning into a more substantial pumping system by bringing in anot...

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  • Sen. Johnson: More time needed to evaluate health care bill
Sen. Johnson: More time needed to evaluate health care bill

Medicaid will still be cut-it'll just happen farther into the future. Heller spoke at a news conference in Las Vegas with Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, a Republican who has also assailed the House and Senate health care bills for cutting Medicaid.

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  • Gulf countries order Qatar to close Al-Jazeera and other outlets
Gulf countries order Qatar to close Al-Jazeera and other outlets

The list of demands was presented to Qatar by Kuwait who is trying to act as an intermediary between the two parties. The dispute is a big test for the United States, which has a large base in Qatar housing the headquarters of its Middle East air power and 11,000 troops.

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  • Pelosi Bares The Brunt Of Dems' Georgia Loss
Pelosi Bares The Brunt Of Dems' Georgia Loss

President Donald Trump taunted Nancy Pelosi in a tweet Thursday as Republicans and some Democrats have pinned the loss of the special election in Georgia's 6th Congressional District on the House minority leader. Progressive Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., a freshman who has expressed frustration with Pelosi and party's platforms in the past, a...

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  • Pelosi under fire from Democrats: 'It's time for her to go'
Pelosi under fire from Democrats: 'It's time for her to go'

In December, Pelosi stated that she doesn't think Democratic voters actually want a new direction, but now even Democratic lawmakers are starting to disagree with her. "Do you think people went to the polls and said, 'Oh my God, we've got to stop Nancy Pelosi?' I don't think so", said Rep. John Larson , D-Conn.

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  • Nancy Pelosi defends leadership role, but some Texas Democrats grow restless
Nancy Pelosi defends leadership role, but some Texas Democrats grow restless

I have enormous respect for her. "It's fair to say nearly every cent has been raised through the prism of, 'we need to hold the Republican majority to prevent Nancy Pelosi from passing her far-left agenda, '" said Jesse Hunt, a spokesman for the National Republican Congressional Committee - the House GOP's campaign arm.

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  • Britain caves in to European Union demand on first day of Brexit talks
Britain caves in to European Union demand on first day of Brexit talks

At one point, officials took a short break to smile and pose for photographs holding gifts. "Tory David Davis has crumbled on the very first day of Brexit negotiations, as he was forced to agree to the EU's timetable", wrote the Daily Mirror, a left-leaning tabloid.

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  • 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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