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You can also follow the campaign on Facebook and Twitter. Time now for our daily debate. It's been 33 days since Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States. So today we are asking: How successful has Donald Trump's first month been? Joining me to discuss this is Dr Jan Halper-Hayes, who was consultant to Donald Trump's transition team, and Steven Erlanger, the London Bureau chief for the New York Times.
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Politico
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A purported cyber hack of the daughter of political consultant Paul Manafort suggests that he was the victim of a blackmail attempt while he was serving as Donald Trump’s presidential campaign chairman last summer. The undated communications, which are allegedly from the iPhone of Manafort’s daughter, include a text that appears to come from a Ukrainian parliamentarian named Serhiy Leshchenko, seeking to reach her father, in which he claims to have politically damaging information about both Manafort and Trump. Attached to the text is a note to Paul Manafort referring to “bulletproofevidence related to Manafort’s financial arrangement with Ukraine’s former president, the pro-Russian strongman Viktor Yanukovych, as well as an alleged 2012 meeting between Trump and a close Yanukovych associate named Serhiy Tulub. “Considering all the facts and evidence that are in my possession, and before possible decision whether to pass this to [the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine] or FBI I would like to get your opinion on this and maybe your way to work things out that will persuade me to do otherwise,” reads the note.
TIME - Top Stories
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TIME - Top Stories
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Constituents asked questions about health care reform, the environment, de-funding Planned Parenthood and President Trump's alleged connections to Russia. When confronted with questions about whether he would support investigations into the alleged connections between Trump and Russia, Lance said he would do what is in the national interest based on what's presented to me. Several voices in the crowd shouted back, which is what? When one constituent stood up and asked Lance to choose his country over his party, the crowd erupted in cheers and waving signs. Ed Marceski, 61, came to his first-ever town hall meeting to confront Lance on whether he would protect government oversight regulations to prevent another financial crisis, and whether he would support the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. This is a blue state, not a red state, Marceski said.
Daily Mail - Australia
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Australia is expected to sizzle through a hot and dry autumn after one of the hottest summers ever, as the Bureau of Meteorology predict further heatwaves across the country.
The Economic Times
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S. Export-Import Bank's ability to finance large export orders while most other industrialized nations still offer such financial support. The company says it laid off 225 workers last year at a Houston factory for the same reason, shifting production to France, the United Kingdom and Hungary. GE says it is also closing an Ohio factory and laying off 180 workers because consumers are buying fewer of the florescent and incandescent light bulbs they make there. What production remains will be handled by a factory in Hungary. The US economy lost 6 million manufacturing jobs from 2000 to 2010, roughly one-third of its total, in part due to offshoring, but the sector has added 900,000 jobs since then, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Multinational companies say labor costs now are only one factor they consider when deciding where to manufacture.
Voice Of America
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In 2014, Decatur, Illinois, lost Archer Daniels Midland to Chicago after 40 years in the town. ConAgra Foods moved 1,000 jobs last year from Omaha to Chicago. Jobs follow the people Some companies also are leaving suburban areas for downtowns, though the suburbs are still a popular choice. General Electric is moving its executives from a suburban campus in Fairfield, Connecticut, to downtown Boston, and McDonald’s said last year it will relocate downtown Chicago from a sprawling headquarters in suburban Oak Brook. A study by the virtual think tank CityObservatory.org found the number of jobs located within three miles of the city center grew by nearly 2 percent between 2011 and 2014, according to U.S. Census Bureau data. Center city jobs grew slightly faster than those in the periphery in one recent seven-year period, a reversal from much of the past several decades.
Politico
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A month later, in June 2013, Whitsitt wrote to Pruitt's chief of staff, Melissa Houston, to thank her for including him in a meeting that day with Pruitt. I think we got to a good place with respect to the clearinghouse concept to assist AGs in addressing federalism issues, he wrote, again referencing the alliance. Houston responded: I am very excited about this project moving forward and feel that we are on the right track. This will be an amazing resource for the AGs and for industry. I so appreciate you providing your expertise and guidance as we move forward.” Whitsitt also replied to Eubanksquestions on the Bureau of Land Management’s proposed fracking rule. Whitsitt noted the White House was reviewing the proposal, hence our asks that calls be made to the head of OMB and/or OIRA pretty quickly. He included a leaked copy of the BLM proposal.
France 24
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Force India are the third constructor to launch their new car this week following Sauber and Renault, with Mercedes set to follow suit on Thursday before Ferrari and McLaren do likewise on Friday. The first official testing session of the season is in Barcelona on Monday, with the opening race the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on March 26. Meanwhile Mallya's business dealings are being looked into by India's Central Bureau of Investigation and the federal Enforcement Directorate, a financial crimes agency. This month saw Mallya, known for his extravagance and who once branded himself the "King of Good Times", sacked from the board of United Breweries, the firm through which he once controlled his business empire. He made Kingfisher beer a global brand and ran a now-defunct airline with the same name, besides being the owner of a cricket side and Force India.
Voice Of America
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South China Morning Post
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Money News Steet Talk
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Americans aren't saving enough for retirement. True, this has been a refrain for longer than many can remember. But now some disturbing numbers show exactly how bad it's gotten.
South China Morning Post
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A long-term look at the tax regime Perhaps one of the biggest surprises in Paul Chan Mo-pos maiden budget speech was his plan to set up a tax policy unit to review the revenue base. The unit, to be placed within the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau, may look at ways to create new taxes on top of the current major sources profits and salaries taxes, stamp duty and land sale revenue. The idea has been floated by public finance analysts for years due to Hong Kongs...
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21stCenturyWire
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But by then it was too late and they knew that too. Public consciousness had been shaped. The false narrative became the dominant narrative. They had successfully massacred the facts to fit the political needs of the U.S. government. “Most of the hundreds of foreign journalists that night, including me, were in other parts … Those who tried to remain close filed dramatic accounts that, in some cases, buttressed the myth of a student massacre,” wrote Jay Mathews, the Washington Post’s first Bureau Chief in Beijing, in a 1998 article in the Columbia Journalism Review. Mathewsarticle, which includes his own admissions to using the terminology of the Tiananmen Square massacre, came nine years after the fact and he acknowledged that corrections later had little impact. As for violations of human rights in China in general and Beijing in particular, only one (Western) view is commonly presented in the West.
South China Morning Post
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Politico
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Daily Mail - India
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WhoWhatWhy
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BoingBoing
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In other words, if the conversation was no more than “How are you Ambassador Kislyak,” or “Let’s set up a meeting for you and a Russian delegation with the president-elect,” Flynn’s words would no longer exist in any American file. But that’s not what happened. Instead, something in the recording led the first-level analysts from RAGTIME to follow the next leg of the procedure and take the intercept to the head of the FBI’s National Security Division for another review. Again, if a conclusion was reached that there was nothing in the call to raise concerns, the reviews would have stopped there and the data would have been minimized. But the division head instead decided that the intercepted conversation merited bringing the raw transcript to James Comey, the director of the FBI, and his deputy. (At the time, this would have been Mark F. Giuliano, a veteran of the bureau.
The Hill
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RT
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