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Ukip's Farage in video address to new French Europhobe party

British Eurosceptic Nigel Farage was to address the first national congress of the Patriots, a new French party that has split from the far-right National Front (FN) and is calling for "Frexit".

We need to remember FDR’s remarkable explanation for why we were fighting Hitler

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Franklin D. Roosevelt’s “infamy” speech to Congress asking for a declaration of war against Japan is among the most famous in American history. In that address, though, Roosevelt did not ask for a declaration of war against Nazi Germany. Hardly anyone now remembers FDR’s remarkable statement just...

Mnuchin Breaks With White House, Calls On Congress To Address Gun Violence

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin called on Congress Thursday to address issues related to gun violence less than 24 hours after 17 people were murdered in a Florida school shooting. "I will say, personally, I think the gun violence its...Show More Summary

Cyril Ramaphosa to be elected president of South Africa at midday

5 days agoHumor / odd : The Sideshow

South Africa's parliament will elect Cyril Ramaphosa as the country's new president on Thursday, the ruling ANC party said, after Jacob Zuma resigned in a late-night television address. The African National Congress (ANC),Show More Summary

Open thread: Trump to address nation after mass shooting; Update: Mnuchin: Congress needs to take action; live video added

"Must always report such instances to authorities, again and again!" The post Open thread : Trump to address nation after mass shooting; Update: Mnuchin: Congress needs to take action; live video added appeared first on Hot Air.

Former GOP House Rep. David Jolly: If You Want Any Action On Guns, Dems Must Flip The House [VIDEO]

5 days agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

The Hill reports: Former Rep. David Jolly (R-Fla.) on Wednesday night argued American voters must flip the House of Representatives to a Democratic majority if they want Congress to address gun control in the wake of a Florida high school shooting that left 17 people dead and others injured. Show More Summary

South Africa parliament to elect Ramaphosa as president Thursday

South Africa's parliament will elect Cyril Ramaphosa as the country's new president on Thursday, the ruling ANC party said, after Jacob Zuma resigned in a late-night television address. The African National Congress (ANC), which hasShow More Summary

56 attorneys general push Congress to help sexual harassment victims gain access to the courts

Attorneys general from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories wrote a letter Monday imploring Congress to make the courts more accessible to victims of sexual harassment. The letter, addressed to congressionalShow More Summary

Liberal Senator Chris Murphy on Senate Floor: Epidemic of Mass Slaughter Because of “Inaction” by Congress (VIDEO)

Liberal Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) took to the senate floor today to address the mass shooting at at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Senator Murphy blamed inaction by Congress for the assault. Senator Murphy started out his speech quoting a misleading claim of 18 school shootings so far this year. Show More Summary

Trump needs to ‘get off his ass’ and address gun violence after Florida mass shooting: Dem Congressman

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

As Americans mourn the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School mass shooting, a Democratic Party member of Congress had harsh words for President Donald Trump, the Boston Globe reported Wednesday. It started with a “prayers and condolences” tweet from Trump. My prayers and...

Sen. Chris Murphy Slams Congress’ “Inaction” On Gun Violence After Florida Shooting

As news broke of a deadly shooting at a high school in southern Florida, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) took to the Senate floor to condemn Congress’ “inaction” in addressing gun violence.  “This happens nowhere else other than the United...Show More Summary

Zuma Resigns As President of South Africa

In a nearly hour-long televised address, Jacob Zuma - the beleaguered president of South Africa who was facing a coup by his own party, the African National Congress - announced he is resigning, putting an end to the debate whether he...Show More Summary

Warren Addresses Claims of Native American Heritage

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) “made a surprise appearance at the National Congress of American Indians Wednesday morning, forcefully responding to President Trump’s derisively calling her ‘Pocahontas’ and addressing her claims of Native American heritage more directly — and far more [...]

213 Artists, 8 Music Orgs. Join To Support CLASSICS Act

213 major musical artists, supported by eight leading music organizations, have joined to call on the U.S. Congress to pass the CLASSICS Act, bipartisan legislation pending in both the House and Senate to address one of copyright law’s most glaring loopholes. ___________________________ In a two-page advertisement (above) in Wednesday’s Politico,...

56 attorneys general push Congress to help sexual harassment victims gain access to the courts

Attorneys general from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories wrote a letter Monday imploring Congress to make the courts more accessible to victims of sexual harassment. The letter, addressed to congressional leaders, including House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and […]

Trump plan to overhaul US infrastructure faces steep hurdles

last weekNews : The Raw Story

U.S. President Donald Trump will roll out an infrastructure plan on Monday that already faces significant hurdles in Congress because it does not offer as much new federal funding as Democrats want or directly address how to pay for the effort. The plan to use $200 billion in federal funds to try...

Trump’s State of the Union Bump Flattens Out Fast

It took all of one day for Donald Trump’s State of the Union popularity bump to disappear on Social. Last Tuesday the President delivered what was technically his first SOTU address (he gave a speech to Congress the year prior). The post Trump’s State of the Union Bump Flattens Out Fast appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Treasonous Trumps

Donald Trump 'joked' that his Democratic rivals in Congress could be guilty of treason for not applauding his State of the Union address. But his real problem could be much closer to home. Stormy Affair (22/01/18) I used to think that...Show More Summary

WaPo Loses Hope in Potential for Immigration Deal, Blames Republicans

Word out of Washington is that even with a deadline approaching, Congress does not appear close to producing legislation to address the so-called Dreamers. Word out of the mainstream media is that this is all the fault of Republicans and/or President Trump. Trump has said since he canceled the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals – […]

President Can Fire Agency Head Only for Cause

During his State of the Union address, President Trump urged Congress to allow government officials to fire workers who "undermine the public trust or fail the American people." But under a federal court decision issued the next day, it's not going to be that easy even for the president.......

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