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President Trump Meets With Parents Preventing School Shootings After Parkland – Full Transcript

(From White House Press Pool Email) POTUS and VPOTUS entered the room at 4:19 pm and started shaking hands with attendees all around the room before taking a seat. (please check quotes and id’s against transcripts as everyone did not immediately id themselves fully) “We’re going to be listening to some of your suggestions. We’re […]

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Libby Schaaf – Oakland Mayor At White House For President Obama’s Event

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf made her first trip to Washington and President Obama’s White House event for the U.S. Conference Of Mayors Winter Meeting, held today, Friday. Here’s the press release, and Mayor Schaaf was kind enough to send the photos you see directly to this blogger. Here’s the press release from The White House: […]

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Dave Brat, Who Beat Eric Cantor: For No Child Left Behind, Now Against It

Dave Brat, the economics professor who has shocked the American political World by defeating Eric Cantor, the 7th term GOP Congressman from the 7th District Of Virginia, has a very confusing history. Dave Brat claims to be a Tea Party Conservative, and his campaign website says: As an economist and educator for eighteen years, I […]

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Jerry Brown calls himself ‘missionary’ to oil executives in climate change fight – Sacramento Bee (blog)

Jerry Brown calls himself ‘missionary’ to oil executives in climate change fightSacramento Bee (blog)Brown championed environmental causes when he was governor before, from 1975 to 1983, and he has set California out as a leader on climate change in his third term. “We’ve got to reduce, systematically, increasingly, the use of fossil fuel,” Brown said […]

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FBI to file charges in Southeast LA corruption probe, source says – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesThe FBI on Friday will announce charges in its corruption investigation into Southeast Los Angeles politics that has centered on the family of state Sen. Ronald S. Calderon, according to a Times source. The FBI has scheduled a noon news conference that …Los Angeles airport worker dies on airfieldPorterville RecorderRon, Tom Calderon indicted […]

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Miami-Dade commission to weigh future of Airport City project – MiamiHerald.com

Miami-Dade commission to weigh future of Airport City projectMiamiHerald.comFor more than two years, Cuban exile politics have dogged a major development project that, as it was conceived, could have brought more than half a billion dollars in revenue over the next five decades to Miami International Airport. Odebrecht USA … and more …read more Source: […]

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Authorities regain control of detention centre – ABC Online

ABC OnlineThe ABC’s PNG correspondent, Liam Cochrane, joins The World Today live from Manus Island with the latest developments at the detention centre. Eleanor Hall. Source: The World Today | Duration: 3min 19sec. Topics: refugees, foreign-affairs, world-politics, …Australia asylum: One killed in riot at PNG campBBC NewsOne dead, 77 injured in Manus Island asylum-seeker unrestThe […]

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Arvind Kejriwal calls Narendra Modi face of communal politics – Times of India

Times of IndiaNEW DELHI: Focusing sharply on the BJP and its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal criticized Modi by calling him the face of ” communal politics” and asking whether black money was funding the Gujarat …BJP re-election strategy: Take on AAP, target its policiesIndian ExpressArvind Kejriwal is playing […]

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Italy – Factors to watch on February 14 – Reuters

ReutersThe following factors could affect Italian markets on Friday. Reuters has not verified the newspaper reports, and cannot vouch for their accuracy. New items are marked with (*). POLITICS. Prime Minister Enrico Letta said he would tender his resignation on …Treasuries Rise for Second Day as Factory Output Seen SlowingBusinessweekFlorence Mayor Renzi set to be […]

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Italian prime minister Enrico Letta to resign after party withdraws support – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukItalian politics was thrown back into crisis Thursday after Matteo Renzi, a 39-year old rising star of the Left, threw down the gauntlet and forced the resignation of Enrico Letta, the prime minister. Months of tension finally came to a head when Mr Renzi, the …Italy’s Renzi Has Ideas, Energy and Bad TimingBloombergItalian PM Enrico […]

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Controversial monk at vanguard of Thai street protests – Bangkok Post

Bangkok PostA saffron-robed monk takes to the stage in the Thai capital and urges cheering protesters to fight a “black-hearted” government — testing a taboo in the devout kingdom about clerics getting involved in politics. Luang Pu Buddha Issara joins Suthep …Thailand’s rice subsidy scheme comes under scrutinyChannel News AsiaThailand to deploy 10000 policemen for […]

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Angry Birds bares YOUR sex secrets to GCHQ, NSA – new claim – Register

RegisterSome of the world’s most popular smartphone applications are telling British and American intelligence agencies everything about you – from your location to your politics or whether you’re part of the swinging set. That’s according to classified documents …US and British spies ‘get personal data from Angry Birds’BBC NewsNSA and UK spies harvest information from […]

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Sundance Day 2: Guantanamo, Somali Pirates Steal the Stage from Kristen … – TheWrap

TheWrapOn the second day of the Sundance Film Festival, Guantanamo Bay detainees and Somali pirates upstaged movie stars like Kristen Stewart and Philip Seymour Hoffman, as the politics of terrorism dominated more than one premiere. “Camp X-Ray,” the tale of …Kristen Stewart’s ‘Camp X-Ray’ And Three Other Movies From The First 24 Hours …Huffington PostUnlikely […]

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French central bank urges speed on Hollande’s reform pact – Reuters

ReutersPARIS (Reuters) – France can revive its competitiveness and growth if it rapidly pushes through with a reform drive proposed by President Francois Hollande, its central bank governor said on Thursday. The Socialist leader pledged on Tuesday to cut the …Mistress Julie Gayet boasted of ‘older man in politics’Daily Mail16/01/2014Hollande must act urgently, million jobs […]

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Is Chris Christie presidential? – CNN

CNN(CNN) — It’s a cliche of American presidential politics — the president we elect is always a reaction to what came before. As in: Nixonian shenanigans eventually gave rise to Jimmy Carter’s self-righteousness. Clintonesque parsing gave way to George W.Is it really so ‘laughable’ for Republicans to nominate Chris Christie for …Washington Post (blog)President Chris […]

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Thai tensions rise after gun attack on protesters – USA TODAY

USA TODAYBANGKOK (AP) — Gunshots rang out in the heart of Thailand’s capital overnight in an apparent attack on anti-government protesters early Wednesday that wounded at least two people and ratcheted up tensions in Thailand’s deepening political crisis.Thailand crisis: Two hurt in ‘shutdown’ shootingBBC NewsThailand: Unrest Raises Tensions at Bangkok Opposition ProtestsVoice of AmericaThai opposition […]

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Thai road protest could lead to political dead end – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleBANGKOK (AP) — Anti-government protesters are planning to shut down Thailand’s capital on Monday by blocking traffic at key intersections, providing a fitting metaphor for the country’s politics: no way forward, no backing out. “Crisis Deepens,” read a big …Thai Protesters to Blockade Bangkok in Bid to Oust YingluckBloombergThailand: Seven hurt as gunmen fire […]

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Indian Diplomat Leaves US After Indictment in Maid Case – TIME

TIMEIndian diplomat Devyani Khobragade left the United States after being indicted on Thursday by a federal grand jury on counts of visa fraud and making false statements. After weeks of escalating tensions between India and the U.S. over Khobragade’s Dec.Indian diplomat indicted in United States on her way homeCNNIndian reaction to diplomat’s arrest: Mix of […]

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Steven Seagal To Run As Governor Of Arizona? – Entertainmentwise

EntertainmentwiseSteven Seagal is reportedly considering following in Arnold Schwarzenegger’s footsteps by swapping acting for politics as he wants to be the new Governor of Arizona. According to reports, the Hollywood hardman is considering running for Governor of …Marked for governor? Actor Steven Seagal says he’s weighing bid for Arizona’s …Fox NewsFrom Action Star To Governor […]

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Nancy Sidebotham Running For Mayor Of Oakland: Blasts Joe Tuman, Libby Schaaf

Nancy Sidebotham is a name known only to Oakland political junkies and Oakland City Council District Six dwellers who voted over the last 12 years, at the least. For this blogger, it seemed Nancy, the 68-year-old tax accountant who’s a friend, was running for the District Six Oakland City Council seat every time it was […]