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The postwar ID requirement between Northern Ireland and Great Britain

23 hours agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

Reading through some old Wikipedia articles pointed me to an interesting exchange in the House of Commons, back in 1948. Ulster Unionist MPs Conolly Gage and Major Samuel Gillmor Haughton rose during an adjournment debate to complain about the requirement for a permit or passport to be presented for travel between Northern Ireland and the more...

Jeremy Corbyn angrily tears into Tory MP for allegedly joking he should be 'in a care home'

Jeremy Corbyn angrily tore into a Conservative minister in the House of Commons on Wednesday following a jibe about his age by the MP. The Labour leader was criticising the government over its new budget and social care for the elderly...Show More Summary

Britain's Gravest Economic Challenge Isn't Brexit

Authored by Paul Wallace, op-ed via Reuters.com, Few British budgets have mattered as much as the one that Philip Hammond will deliver to the House of Commons on Nov. 22. The chancellor of the exchequer must shore up Theresa May’s perilously shaky government ahead of a vital Brexit summit of European leaders in mid-December. Show More Summary

Section 475 Traders May Be Eligible For Pass-Through Tax Cuts

Owners of a trading business are anxious to learn if they will qualify for tax cuts with the House’s 25% pass-through rate or the Senate’s 17.4% pass-through tax deduction. While the two bills have a few things in common, they are vastly different, and both contain nuances for a trading business.

Make This DIY Toilet Spray for the Stinkiest Seat in the House — Apartment Therapy Tutorials

Walking out of a stinky bathroom has got to be on everyone's top 5 list of cringe-worthy moments. Lighting matches or using spray aerosol are common remedies to mask the smell. Matches are great, but you can't use them in airplane bathrooms. Show More Summary

White House Chief of Staff treats Trump like a Twitter troll

A common strategy for dealing with trolls on Twitter, since they can’t be reasoned with, is to simply ignore them. It’s the same strategy White House Chief of Staff John Kelly has taken with the President of the United States. Speaking to reporters on Sunday in Vietnam, Kelly said he doesn’t pay attention to what […]

Red States, Blue States, and Taxes

A common criticism of the Republican tax bill is that by limiting the current deductions for state and local taxes and mortgage interest, it is punishing Democratic states and voters. (The House bills repeals the deduction for stateShow More Summary

House that can be built in a day is 30 times more affordable than a Beijing apartment

"People's Architecture Office" (PAO) was commissioned by a young Chinese newlywed, Mrs. Fan, to renovate her family home in a historic Hutong neighborhood of Beijing. This was not a common renovation, but rather a complete re-invention...Show More Summary

Ottawa confronts the Paradise Papers: Live video

The House of Commons meets for the first time since a massive leak revealed thousands of Canadians were connected to offshore accounts—including Liberal fundraiser Stephen Bronfman The post Ottawa confronts the Paradise Papers: Live video appeared first on Macleans.ca.

British MPs ask Twitter for details on Russian-linked accounts

A House of Commons committee investigating "fake news" and its influence on British politics asked Twitter on Friday for details of Russian-linked accounts, days after making a similar request of Facebook. Damian Collins, the chairman...Show More Summary

A Pattern of Behavior: Eight House of Cards Employees Accuse Kevin Spacey of Sexual Harassment and Assault

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

A common challenge I've been seeing pop up about several of the numerous men being accused of sexual harassment lately is "Should we continue to punish someone for a mistake they made years ago?" Considering the recent allegations against actor Kevin Spacey from employees on his most current project, the answer seems to be yes.

‘It’s time for Kushner to go home’: Trump booster and former Clinton aide manage to find common ground

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Donald Trump surrogate and founder of the conservative political action organization American Majority Action Ned Ryan on Friday agreed with CNN political commentator and former Bill Clinton White House aide Keith Boykin over the preferred fate of the president’s son-in-law Jared Kushner. A CNN...

In First Year Of Donald Trump Era, Americans Now More Stressed About Future Than Work Or Money, Study Says

In 2017, the first year with Donald Trump in the White House, Americans now say that the future of the country stresses them out more severely than the common stressors of work and money. However, there is only one group whose overall...Show More Summary

Why consumers deserve more than a virtual agent

Imagine this very common scenario: Potential buyers see a house they like on one of those big real estate portals. They click a link, and a message is automatically sent to a random agent who paid for an ad on that site...

Bill would ban abortions after heartbeat is detected: It’s about ‘equal protection for all’

Today, the U.S. House Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, chaired by Rep. Steve King (IA), held the first hearing on H.R. 490, commonly known as the Heartbeat Bill. Why the Heartbeat Bill? Rep. King, the sponsor of H.R. Show More Summary

Justin Trudeau Dressed As Clark Kent For Halloween And It Was Super, Man

The Canadian prime minister got into the Halloween spirit on Tuesday and showed up to work at the House of Commons in his costume.

Justin Trudeau Showed Up At The House Of Commons Dressed Like Clark Kent

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

Is that a pocketful of kryptonite or are you just happy to see us?

Michael Fallon admits touching female journalist's knee as Westminster scandal grows

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has been identified as the minister who inappropriately touched a female journalist more than a decade ago. Leader of the House of Commons Andrea Leadsom pledged to tackle the Westminster harassment scandal. Speaker...Show More Summary

Common spotted in Virginia with his family

Hey, isn’t that.?.?. Common, real name Lonnie Rashid Lynn Jr., hanging out in Reston, Va., on Sunday night? The actor/rapper, who’s no stranger to the District (he was a regular guest of the Obama White House), was spotted dining at Reston’s PassionFish. The Oscar winner was in town for the Washington West Film Festival, which blends philanthropy […]

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