Republican Senator Lamar Alexander not seeking re-election

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Longtime Republican Senator Lamar Alexander, a former presidential candidate and two-term Tennessee governor, said on Monday he will not seek re-election in 2020. “The people of Tennessee have been very generous, electing me to serve more combined years as governor and senator than anyone else from our state,” he said in a statement. “I am deeply grateful, […]

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Voice of the Mirror – Tories should end food bank need and not use them as PR

We hunger for change Foodbanks are expected to hand hungry families more than a million ­emergency parcels this Christmas. Many recipients have been reduced to poverty by this Government’s cruel benefit cuts and the botched universal credit roll-out. The fact that people have to rely on food banks should be a cause of national shame. Yet, incredibly, Tory MPs regard […]

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Theresa May confirms MPs won’t get a vote on Brexit deal until after Christmas

MPs will definitely not vote on Theresa May’s Brexit deal until AFTER Christmas, Downing Street has announced. And there will be fresh humiliation for the PM, as it emerged she will no longer attend dinner with EU leaders at today’s summit. It comes after Mrs May admitted she didn’t expect "an immediate breakthrough" at a summit of 27 EU leaders […]

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President Donald Trump Claims There Will Be a 'Revolt' If He's Impeached

Implicated in two felony campaign-finance violations for which his personal attorney is headed to prison, President Donald Trump is warning that, if he is impeached for his own alleged role in those crimes, “people would revolt.” “It’s hard to impeach somebody who hasn’t done anything wrong and who’s created the greatest economy in the history of our country,” the president, 72, […]

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Wisconsin governor signals he will sign bills weakening Democrats

(Reuters) – Outgoing Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker on Tuesday praised a series of last-minute bills passed by his fellow Republicans that will curb the powers of his Democratic successor, the clearest indication yet he intends to sign them into law before leaving office. Walker, who lost his bid for re-election in November’s elections, argued in a Facebook post that his […]

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Trump, on Live Television, Has Bickering 'Tantrum' with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer

In a testy, televised exchange on Tuesday, President Donald Trump sparred with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer over his proposed border wall and a potential government shutdown. Trump is demanding $5 billion in funding for his much-discussed Mexico-U.S. border wall, while Democrats are offering $1.3 billion, reported the Washington Post. If the proposed plan […]

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India’s Top Central Banker Quits as Government Seeks More Control

MUMBAI, India — India’s top central banker resigned on Monday after tussling for months with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government over its desire to exert more control over the bank’s regulations and tap its reserves to increase government spending. The departure of the banker, Urjit Patel, came almost a year before his term was to end and sent India’s currency, […]

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'GrinchCon'? Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Suggests Hilarious Sober Alternative to SantaCon

For those looking to an alternative to SantaCon, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has a perfect idea. The U.S. Representative-elect for New York’s 14th congressional district — who at 29 is the youngest woman ever elected to Congress — tweeted a new option to anyone uninterested in participating in the annual holiday pub crawl featuring attendees dressed in Christmas costumes. Asked by New York Times reporter […]

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Former Secretary of State Says He Had to Tell Trump ‘Every Day’ He Couldn't 'Violate' Laws

Rex Tillerson isn’t holding back. In an interview with CBS News’ Bob Schieffer during a fundraiser in Houston on Thursday, the former Secretary of State slammed President Donald Trump, calling him “undisciplined” and prone to asking for unlawful requests. “I had never met Donald Trump until the day he asked me to be Secretary of State,” the former head of ExxonMobil remarked […]

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