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Posts Tagged ‘ Government policy ’

Trump: Judge’s Mexican Heritage Is a ‘Conflict of Interest’ [VIDEO]

June 3rd 2016

Donald Trump continued with his insults on U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel. In an interview Thursday with The Wall Street Journal, Trump said Curiel, the presiding judge over the Trump University fraud lawsuits, has “an inherent conflict of interest” because he is of “Mexican heritage.” Although Curiel was born in Indiana and is American,...
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Donald Trump Involved In 3500 Lawsuits

June 2nd 2016

An exclusive analysis of legal filings across the United States finds that the presumptive Republican presidential nominee and his businesses have been involved in at least 3,500 legal actions in federal and state courts during the past three decades. They range from skirmishes with casino patrons to million-dollar real estate suits to personal defamation...
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Clinton Calls Trump a ‘Fraud’ Over Trump University ‘Scam’ [VIDEO]

June 2nd 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton issued one of her sharpest critiques yet of Donald Trump, calling him a “fraud” and accusing him of “trying to scam America.” “He is trying to scam America the way he scammed all those people at Trump U,” Clinton said while campaigning at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey,...
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Obama Lifts US Embargo On Lethal Arms Sales To Vietnam [VIDEO]

May 23rd 2016

President Barack Obama has announced the US is fully lifting its embargo on sales of lethal weapons to Vietnam, its one-time enemy. Speaking during a visit to communist Vietnam and talks with its leaders, Mr Obama said the move removed a “lingering vestige of the Cold War”. The US is trying to bolster its...
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Fed Raises Rates For First Time Since 2006, Markets Climb

December 16th 2015

The Federal Reserve raised interest rates Wednesday for the first time in nearly a decade. The central banking committee unanimously voted to move the target range for the federal funds rate to a 0.25-0.5 percent range, up from a 0-0.25 range. “The committee judges that there has been considerable improvement in labor market conditions...
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Obama Announces US Cuba Opening Of Embassies [VIDEO]

July 1st 2015

The United States and Cuba have agreed to open embassies in each other’s capitals, the biggest tangible step in the countries’ historic bid to restore ties after more than a half-century of hostilities. President Barack Obama is expected to announce the agreement Wednesday at the White House. The Cuban Foreign Ministry said the embassies...
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Obama signs trade, worker assistance bills into law

June 29th 2015

President Barack Obama has signed into law two hard-fought bills giving him greater authority to negotiate international trade deals and providing aid to workers whose jobs are displaced by such pacts. The measures were politically linked to secure bipartisan support for the trade legislation. They set the stage for the conclusion of a 12-nation...
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Obama Attends G7 Without Russia

March 24th 2014

The G7, formerly known as the G8, is meeting in the Netherlands on Monday to work out how to punish Russia for the annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea. The emergency summit was called by President Obama in the hopes of continuing steps against the Putin regime, including a potential permanent expulsion of Russia from the...
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Dozens of trade-offs in Congress $1.1 trillion budget bill

January 14th 2014
Dozens of trade-offs in Congress $1.1 trillion budget bill

The sales job is on for a bipartisan $1.1 trillion spending bill that would pay for the operations of government through October and finally put to rest the bitter budget battles of last year. The massive measure contains a dozens of trade-offs between Democrats and Republicans as it fleshes out the details of the...
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China to abolish labor camps, ease 1-child policy

November 15th 2013

China’s ruling Communist Party announced on Friday that it will loosen its one-child policy and abolish a heavily criticized labor camp system. Under new rules, couples will be allowed to have two children if one of the parents is an only child. The previous policy limited most urban couples in China to one child...
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Obama nominates Jeh Johnson as secretary of Homeland Security

October 19th 2013
Obama nominates Jeh Johnson as secretary of Homeland Security

President Obama nominated Jeh Johnson as next the secretary of Homeland Security. At the Pentagon, Johnson oversaw the increased use of unmanned drone strikes, the revamping of military commission to try terrorism suspects and the repeal of the ban on gays in the military. If confirmed by the Senate, Johnson, 56, would succeed Janet...
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Putin: US, Russia Positions On Syria Do Not ‘Coincide’ (You might know him as Pootin)

June 18th 2013

At the G8 summit, Russian President Vladimir said his and President Barack Obama’s positions on Syria do not “coincide.” However, Putin and Obama said they both have a shared interest in stopping the violence in Syria and pushing for negotiations in Geneva. While Putin has called for negotiated peace talks, he has not urged...
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IN YOUR FACE GOP! Obama Names Rice As His National Security Adviser

June 5th 2013

Shaking up his national security team, President Barack Obama tapped diplomat Susan Rice as his national security adviser, defying Republicans who have vigorously criticized her faulty explanation about the attack on Americans in Benghazi, Libya. “Susan is the consummate public servant — a patriot who puts her country first,” Obama said while announcing Rice’s...
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Non-Farm Payrolls Rise More Than Expected, Up by 165,000 in April; Unemployment Rate Drops to 7.5%

May 3rd 2013

Job creation accelerated in April, with the U.S. economy adding 165,000 new positions and the unemployment rate edging lower amid worries over a spring slowdown. New figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicated that a light March payrolls report may have been an aberration, as higher taxes and reduced spending due to the...
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Workers Rally For Better Conditions On May Day

May 1st 2013

Tens of thousands of low-paid workers took to the streets on May Day to demand higher wages, better benefits and improved working conditions a week after a building collapse in Bangladesh became a grim reminder of the dangers of lax safety regulations in poor countries. Laborers in Indonesia, Cambodia, the Philippines and elsewhere marched...
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North Korea Delivers New Round Of War Rhetoric

April 11th 2013

North Korea delivered a fresh round of rhetoric Thursday with claims it had “powerful striking means” on standby for a launch, while Seoul and Washington speculated that the country is preparing to test a medium-range missile during upcoming national celebrations. On the streets of Pyongyang, meanwhile, North Koreans celebrated the anniversary of leader Kim...
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Power Outages Big Fear As Storm Bears Down On DC

March 6th 2013

After pummeling the nation’s midsection with heavy snow, a late-winter storm made its way Wednesday to the nation’s capital, where residents braced for the possibility of power outages. As the storm closed in, the federal government said its offices in the Washington, D.C., area would be closed Wednesday. Many major school systems around Washington...
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Obama Signs Order To Begin $85B In Sequester Spending

March 2nd 2013

President Obama on Friday signed an order that starts putting into effect across-the-board budget cuts known as the “sequester” after he and congressional leaders failed to find an alternative budget plan. The President, after an Oval Office meeting with the lawmakers, called the cuts “just dumb.” He said they would slow the economic recovery...
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Judge Accepts Soldier’s Guilty Pleas On 10 WikiLeaks Counts

March 1st 2013

Judge Accepts Soldier’s Guilty Pleas On 10 WikiLeaks Counts A U.S. Army judge has accepted an offer by Pfc. Bradley Manning to plead guilty to violating military regulations. Prosecutors say they plan to move forward with an additional 12 charges against him. Pfc. Bradley Manning admits to sending hundreds of thousands of Iraq and...
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