Climate confab closes in coal town

December 15, 2018 inPolitics

KATOWICE, Poland — World leaders wrapped up prolonged and difficult talks here late Saturday with agreement on guidelines aimed at implementing the 2015 Paris climate pact. Why it matters: Failure to reach a deal on the so-called rulebook at these annual UN talks would have been a major setback for the 2015 pact at a time when its already under strain by the planned U.S. withdrawal and other forces. Where it...

Rashida Tlaib to wear traditional Palestinian gown when she's sworn into Congress

December 15, 2018 inPolitics

Rep.-elect Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) announced she plans to wear a traditional Palestinian gown when she is sworn into Congress next month.She made the announcement in a post on Instagram featuring a photo of the thobe on Friday."Sneak peek: This... ...Read more from our friends at The Hill

Jurors to mull charges against 2 in 2013 activist DJ slaying

December 15, 2018 inPolitics

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) - Jurors begin deliberating Monday in the trial of two men charged with killing a popular disc jockey in a drive-by shooting outside a northeastern Pennsylvania bar five years ago. Roberto Battle, 29, and 37-year-old David Nealy[1], 37, are accused of opening fire from a car outside Wilkes-Barre’s now-closed Outsiders Bar in 2013 after they were kicked out of the bar earlier in the night. Authorities said shots were...

A 552-carat yellow diamond was just unearthed in Canada’s arctic — a record North American discovery

December 15, 2018 inEconomics

A yellow diamond weighing 552 carats, or about the size of a chicken egg, was unearthed in Canada’s arctic in October, believed to be the largest diamond ever found in North America, miners Dominion Diamond Mines and Rio Tinto RIO, -2.14%[1]   announced this...

Senators ask FBI to investigate whether former Olympic CEO lied to panel

December 15, 2018 inPolitics

Two senators are reportedly requesting the Department of Justice and FBI to investigate if former U.S. Olympic Committee CEO Scott Blackmun lied to a Senate panel in written testimony regarding how he handled sex-abuse allegations against Larry... ...Read more from our friends at The Hill

The Bank Of England And The Manipulation Of Sterling

December 15, 2018 inEconomics

Authored by Steven Guinness, In a recent article where I discussed the Bank of England being at the heart of the Brexit process, I mentioned how the fall in the value of sterling following the 2016 referendum was pigeonholed by the bank as being the sole cause for inflation breaching their 2% target. After the article was re-posted by Zero Hedge, a reader commented on something I did not make specific mention of, which...

Trump says Mulvaney will be his acting chief of staff

December 14, 2018 inPolitics

Budget Director Mick Mulvaney is going to be "acting" White House chief of staff, President Trump announced today on Twitter. It wasn't clear immediately who would take on the role permanently. The big picture: Since Trump’s first choice to be his chief of staff, Mike Pence’s chief of staff Nick Ayers, declined to take the job, the White House has been scrambling to fill the role. Chairman of the House Freedom...

Schiff plans to obtain Deutsche Bank records of Trump's personal finances

December 14, 2018 inPolitics

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) told The New Yorker that he plans to subpoena information on President Trump's personal business transactions from Deutsche Bank regarding allegations that the president's financial interests in Russia are affecting... ...Read more from our friends at The Hill

Theresa May survives no-confidence vote over Brexit plan

December 12, 2018 inPolitics

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May still has her job. Rebels in her Conservative Party forced a no-confidence vote in objection to her...

Democrats signal growing interest in examining ties between NRA, Russia

December 12, 2018 inPolitics

House Democrats are signaling a growing interest in examining possible ties between the National Rifle Association (NRA) and Russia during the 2016...

GOP’s lame-duck votes in Wisconsin are unprecedented in how direct, systematic and…

December 12, 2018 inEconomics

In Wisconsin, Democratic candidates won the 2018 elections for governor and attorney general. But the Republican-controlled legislature quickly introduced and passed lame-duck legislation[1]...

Trump Slams Cohen: "I Never Directed Him To Break The Law"

December 13, 2018 inEconomics

One day after President Trump's former attorney, Michael Cohen, was sentenced to three years in prison for a variety crimes, Trump took to...

Armed And Dangerous: If Police Don't Have To Protect The Public, What Good Are They?

Armed And Dangerous: If Police Don't Have To Protect The Public, What…

February 28, 2018 inOpinion

In the American police state, police have a tendency to shoot first and ask questions later. In fact, police don’t usually need much...

Public Union: Public Enemy

Public Union: Public Enemy

July 16, 2018 inVideos

Public-sector unions have been gaming the political system for decades, bankrupting whole cities and plunging states into massive debt. How did this...

Opinion

Armed And Dangerous: If Police Don't Have To Protect The Public, What Good Are They?

Armed And Dangerous: If Police Don't Have To Protect The Public, What…

In the American police state, police have a tendency to shoot first and ask questions...

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