Money News Steet Talk
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Three Fed Presidents gave yesterday interesting comments on how they see the Fed's path on interest rates this year.Chicago Fed President Charles Evans said he saw three rate hikes in 2017 as 'plausible' while adding that two or four increases were also a possibility...
Sputnik International
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Russia and Iran condemn the attacks of the Stuxnet virus on the Iranian nuclear objects, believing that it is necessary to elaborate rules of countriesbehavior in the information space under the auspices of the United Nations, the presidents of the two countries said in a statement Tuesday.
Sputnik International
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Russia and Iran support turning the Middle East into a region free of nuclear weapons, the presidents of the two countries said in a joint statement Tuesday.
USA Today - Top Stories
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Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama have thrown the first pitch at Nationals Park in the past.
The Huffington Post
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.. . Presidential job approval ratings are fluid, and all presidents have seen both upward and downward swings in their ratings at various points in their administrations ― a historical precedent indicating Trumps approval could drop further or recover in the weeks and months ahead. An encouraging sign for Trump, perhaps, is that all presidents whose ratings fell below 36% ― with the exception of Nixon ― saw their ratings improve thereafter. [ Gallup ] A RECORD SHARE OF AMERICANS ARE CONCERNED BELIEVERS ON GLOBAL WARMING - Lydia Saad: With a record number of Americans sounding the alarm on global warming , the share of the U.S. population that Gallup categorizes as Concerned Believers on climate change has consequently reached a new high of 50%. This is up slightly from 47% in 2016 but is well above the 37% recorded only two years ago.
Politico
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That court has scheduled arguments on the issue for May 8. Unlike the 9th Circuit, the 4th Circuit announces its three-judge panels only a half an hour before arguments begin, in order to avoid what one attorney calledgaming the system.” However, the 4th Circuit said in an order Monday that it might send the case directly to the court’s full bench , split among nine Democratic-appointed judges, five Republican appointees and one nominated by both Democratic and Republican presidents. To some observers, the Trump administration’s odds at the 4th Circuit dont look much better. “In general, the court has moved to be much more moderate. It used to be the most conservative court in the country, but these days is really hard to predict,” Tobias said. “It has drifted from the right to the middle and maybe even a little to the left.” “This is not your father’s 4th Circuit,” Vladeck joked.
NPR
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The Iran Project
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The Russian president is scheduled to officially welcome his Iranian counterpart at the Kremlin on Tuesday. Rouhani and Putin will then hold talks on regional and international issues and matters of mutual interest. The two presidents are also expected to issue a statement following their meeting. Speaking to reporters in Tehran on Monday before setting off for Moscow, Rouhani said the two sides were closely cooperating on regional issues, including fighting terrorism and promoting stability.
The Iran Project
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The two presidents are also expected to issue a statement following their meeting. Speaking to reporters in Tehran on Monday before setting off for Moscow, Rouhani said the two sides were closely cooperating on regional issues, including fighting against terrorism and promoting stability. “The two countries are also opposed to any shift in geographical borders in the region,” he said, adding that Iran and Russia have the highest level of cooperation on the crisis in Syria, the campaign against terrorism and the establishment of stability in the Middle East.
Washingtons Blog
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The synopsis of the first link in this section for the reasons the US oligarchy violated treaty to steal Hawaii: US Empire expansion with an important naval harbor, and US corporate profits through tropical crops (principally sugar at that time). And again, if history became clear that the US routinely violates treaties with US presidents in the lead using military to dominate others, would you view our world in the present differently regarding US presidents' use of military? For an informative artistic representation, the Pinky Show ’s 25 minute video on Hawaii vs. U.S. imperialism . Transcript of this show here . In honor of Hawaiian culture, Playing For Change s beautiful 7-minute Hawai'i Aloha song: Summary and documentation of broader history placing the present into focus: The US is a literal rogue state empire led by neocolonial looting liars.
Voice Of America
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Now, it takes 60 votes to clear parliamentary hurdles and set up an up-or-down vote on the nominee. It’s happened before This procedural maneuver has recent precedent. In 2013, Democrats were in the majority under the leadership of Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada and upset about the blockage of President Barack Obama's nominees to a powerful appellate court. The Democrats pushed through a rules change lowering the vote threshold on all nominees except for the Supreme Court from 60 to a simple majority. The Supreme Court was exempted at the time as part of a deal bringing along Democrats reluctant to change the rules. At the time, McConnell warned Democrats the strategy would backfire: “I say to my friends on the other side of the aisle, you will regret this, and you may regret it a lot sooner than you think.” Before 1975, it was even tougher for presidents to get their nominations through because two-thirds of the senators present and voting had to agree to move forward.
BBC Parliament
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necessary to address security concerns, can I welcome the assurance that the First Minister has just given that the Government will also respond robustly to any increase in hate crime and presidents and ask if the First Minister agrees that we must continue to confront any presence of such pyrite threat in our society? Yes, I do agree with that. Just as we have to stand strong against the terrorists, so too did we have to stand strong against anyone who would seek to exploit the acts of terrorist division in our society. I think we are all acutely.
Politico
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The Event Chronicle
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Noting that Russia was now trying to influence elections in France and in Germany, he said that if it succeeded it would be a death warrant for democracy. It's an act of destruction that is certainly more lethal than dropping some bombs, he insisted. McCain, a Russia hawk, said that Putin wanted to restore the Russian empire: “He wants the Baltics, he has taken Crimea, he's been in Ukraine. These are KBG thugs, my friends, he said, referring to the former Russian spy service for which Putin used to work. He added that the US needed to respond accordingly. He said however that there was nothing wrong if Trump met Putin. I'm not against meeting, he said, reminding the Brussels forum that US presidents met Soviet leaders during the Cold War. But he added that the best way to go to a meeting is with a strong hand and that was not the case for the US right now.
The Event Chronicle
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The Iran Project
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The Event Chronicle
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Whereas 4D STS beings are likely perceived as “bosses”, 5D STS beings are more likely to be perceived as “leaders” who inspire followers and unite them with their vision. Respected corporate CEOs and admired national presidents are great examples. In a sense the strength of the polarity diminishes with every one drifting to a more balanced or neutral position on the scale. Because of this, the intensity and character of the dramas manifested on 5th density worlds changes. The intensity and prevalence of victim/perpetrator/rescuer dramas diminishes and there is more cooperation and harmony and less competition and conflict. Since 5th density is the level of consciousness where beings grasp the universal law of giving and receiving, the understanding that energy (and abundance) flows in circles and that, for best results, you must give to receive (or receive to give).
Voice Of America
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Some fencing that is already in place along the frontier is built well off the river, in some places nearly about a kilometer (1 mile) away from the border. Trump will have to navigate not only the treaty maintained by the International Boundary and Water Commission but also various environmental regulations that protect some stretches of border and restrict what kind of structures can be built and where. The contracting notices of March 17 say the Trump administration wants the wall dug at least 6 feet (almost 2 meters) into the ground. Along parts of the border in California, environmentally sensitive sand dunes required that a "floating fence" was built to allow the natural movement of the sand. LEGAL CHALLENGES Nearly all of the land along the Texas border is privately held -- much of it by people whose families have been in the region for generations -- and buying their land won't be easy, as Presidents George W.
Mirrorspectrum
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Fifteen years and counting. America’s longest war keeps getting longer. The very duration of the expedition, with an end, no more in sight now than it had been at any of several points one could have chosen over the last several years, ought to indicate the need for a fundamental redirection of policy. And yet there continue to be calls, including from influential members of Congress, to sustain and even enlarge the U.S. military campaign in Afghanistan . That campaign has now continued under three U.S. presidents, two Afghan presidents, too many U.S. military commanders to count, and a variety of operational strategies associated with the different generals. Different levels of U.S. troops also have been tried, with the peak of just over 100,000 American troops reached in 2011. Something approaching peace and stability will come to Afghanistan the only way it ever has come to Afghanistan in the past: through deals reached among the different factions, power centers, and ethnic groups within Afghanistan.
Informed Comment
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Washingtons Blog
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And Clinton like Bush and Obama decided that white collar financial fraud didn't exist , or at least shouldn't be prosecuted . What's the effect of these policies? Rick Baum notes , using official U.S. governments statistics, that inequality steadily increased under all 3 presidents: Real wages plummeted through the Clinton, Bush and Obama administrations. What about Trump? He's appointed the same old bankster cronies. Nothing will change. (And unfortunately, it's not too early to criticize a new president.) Spying On Americans The NSA's mass surveillance on Americans started by 1999 or earlier ... under the Clinton administration. 3 months before 9/11, the head of the NSA admitted that the NSA was collecting so much information from spying that it was drowning in too much data . Mass surveillance expanded under Bush ... and then even more under Obama .