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Rick Perry: 'Righteous' fossil fuels help prevent sexual assaults Rick Perry: 'Righteous' fossil fuels help prevent sexual assaults
- November 02, 2017

The social media backlash was swift and brutal after Energy Secretary Rick Perry today suggested that fossil fuels would play a "positive role" in preventing sexual assault in Africa. Humans "have an impact on it", Perry said, but "I still think the science is out on" whether humans cause 100 percent of it, Axios reported . "But also from the standpoint of sexual assault", Perry continued. (more...)
Trump nominee withdraws from consideration for top USDA science post Trump nominee withdraws from consideration for top USDA science post
- November 02, 2017

However, he said he felt it best to withdraw his name from consideration for the USDA chief scientist post to keep from becoming a "distraction or negative influence" on the Trump administration. He pleaded guilty to lying to authorities on October 5 and has since been cooperating with investigators, according to officials. The Washington Post revealed that Clovis was the "Campaign Supervisor" Papadopoulos informed in March 2016 to say he had been in contact with Russian ... (more...)
Hillary Clinton Defends Her Campaign's Funding of 'Steele Dossier' on Trump Hillary Clinton Defends Her Campaign's Funding of 'Steele Dossier' on Trump
- November 02, 2017

Some of those in attendance at the Auditorium Theatre remarked on the timing of Clinton's visit, which came on the same day as charges against President Trump's former campaign manager were disclosed. Trump has called it a "disgrace" that Democrats paid for the research. "I know that voters should have had that information". Clinton's appearance comes almost one month after news broke about sexual assault allegations against film producer Harvey Weinstein. (more...)
ADL tracks uptick in anti-Semitism in MA in 2017 ADL tracks uptick in anti-Semitism in MA in 2017
- November 02, 2017

Anti-Semitic assaults, however, have fallen 60 percent: There were 12 assaults in the first nine months of 2017, as opposed to 29 over the same period past year. According to the ADL, there were 117 anti-Semitic incidents in MA between January 1 and September 30 - an increase of 44 percent over the same time past year. (more...)
Tesla Delays Model 3 Production, Posts Q3 Loss of $671 Million Tesla Delays Model 3 Production, Posts Q3 Loss of $671 Million
- November 02, 2017

Tesla has done so well with these vehicles - effectively monopolizing the global market for luxury electric cars - that it can afford to trim production by 10% to get the Model 3 on track. Tesla shares dropped by as much as 5.4% on the news in after-hours trading, before recovering slightly. This post originally appeared on Business Insider . (more...)
Top tax writer says GOP overhaul on schedule Top tax writer says GOP overhaul on schedule
- November 02, 2017

Just how much it would remains uncertain based on the details that have been provided so far. The House bill restores an itemized property tax deduction for property taxes up to $10,000. The GOP wants to double the exemption on inherited assets in the near-term and completely eliminate it after six years. The child tax credit would be increased to $1,600 from $1,000 per child under 17, with an additional $300 credit for each parent as part of a consolidated family tax credit, according to ... (more...)
Trump Announces Semi-Conductor Firm Broadcom Will Move Headquarters Back to US Trump Announces Semi-Conductor Firm Broadcom Will Move Headquarters Back to US
- November 02, 2017

That deal, announced last November, has been delayed at least three times by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US, a panel that reviews the security risks of foreign acquisitions of American companies. The company's CEO further noted that "We believe the U.S. presents the best place for Broadcom to create shareholder value". About 76% its long-term assets are USA based. (more...)
Man attacks wife with ax, kills self with chainsaw Man attacks wife with ax, kills self with chainsaw
- November 02, 2017

Check back for updates to this developing story. "He appeared to have life-threatening injuries to the upper body". The 70-year-old man later died at the hospital, according to police. "I'd never seen anything like that", neighbor Zury Bradcovich told WJLA . The identities of both the suspect and the victim were not immediately released. (more...)
Meet the world's 10 most powerful women Meet the world's 10 most powerful women
- November 02, 2017

For the second time, Tsai has been named among the top 20 on the list of "The World's 100 Most Powerful Women ", moving up from 17th past year to 15th in 2017. Forbes determines its ranking by evaluating four categories: money - which covers net worth, company revenues, assets under management, or GDP - media presence, influence, and impact. (more...)
China Blocks Moves To List Maulana Masood Azhar As Global Terrorist China Blocks Moves To List Maulana Masood Azhar As Global Terrorist
- November 02, 2017

By putting Azhar on the United Nations sanction list, it would subject him to an assets freeze and travel ban. "Due to the lack of consensus at the UNSC committee, the application seeking a ban on Masood Azhar has been rejected", a Chinese Foreign Ministry official said. (more...)
House Republican Tax Summary Released. Read The Details Here
- November 02, 2017

The current top tax rate of 39.6 percent would apply to income greater than $1 million. "What's happening is people are looking at this as one item instead of looking at everything we are doing, lowering the rate, doubling the standard deduction", McCarthy told CNN. (more...)
Rakesh Singh expelled from JD(U) Rakesh Singh expelled from JD(U)
- November 02, 2017

Incidentally, total prohibition is in force in Bihar since April 5, 2016, when Nitish Kumar imposed it. Singh, who was the Bhojpur block chief of the party, was main accused in the 2012 hooch deaths in which 29 people were killed, as per media reports. (more...)
U.S. shares names of 20 terror groups with Pakistan
- November 02, 2017

Founded in 1987 by Hafiz Saeed, Abdullah Azzam and Zafar Iqbal, the group had its terror headquarters in Muridke in Pakistan's Punjab province. When asked about the US' remarks that it wants to see de-escalation between Pakistan and India, Faisal said, We have welcomed these statements by the United States officials since Pakistan has also been making consistent efforts to reach out to India with a view to lowering the temperatures. (more...)
NYC terror attack: At least some victims were from Belgium, Argentina NYC terror attack: At least some victims were from Belgium, Argentina
- November 02, 2017

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo added that this appeared to be the work of a "lone wolf". The family and employees of one of the victims - businessman Ariel Erlij - remembered the victims in a letter to the Argentine newspaper Clarin. Flags flew at half-mast in her hometown of Staden, near Brussels. They were celebrating the 30th anniversary of their graduation from a high school there. (more...)
Michelle Obama: "Men Are Entitled and Self Righteous".
- November 02, 2017

As the audience laughed, Obama clarified that she was not "talking about anybody in particular, I'm talking about all of us". Obama's commentary quickly made the rounds on social media, engendering shared personal opinions. 'Talk to each other, because that's the other thing [women] do - we straighten each other out on some things, our girlfriends, ' she said. Obama said that a lot of her focus as a mother had been thinking about how to make sure her two daughters were "sturdy" and "able ... (more...)
Opposition member walks out of South African parliament during Zuma questioning Opposition member walks out of South African parliament during Zuma questioning
- November 02, 2017

President Jacob Zuma has denied receiving any payments from private companies or individuals during his tenure other than those he says he's "disclosed or reported" to the necessary authorities. Zuma lost an appeal to have the charges dropped and is still trying to prevent the NPA from filing the charges. The reports detail the emergence of a shadow state that feeds off the state by establishing a network of patronage, corruption and state capture. (more...)
Comey book title: 'A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership' Comey book title: 'A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership'
- November 02, 2017

Former FBI Director James Comey made a not-so-subtle reference to a fateful conversation he had with President Donald Trump with the title of his new memoir, " A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership ". The book will be released in the spring. "From prosecuting the Mafia and Martha Stewart to helping change the Bush administration's policies on torture and electronic surveillance, overseeing the Hillary Clinton e-mail investigation as well as ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, ... (more...)
Robert Mercer leaves his hedge fund, insists he isn't a racist
- November 02, 2017

The report has fueled further questions about Russian election interference and led Trump aides to distance the campaign from the firm. Mr. Bannon now works at Breitbart News, a conservative news outlet that has been funded in part by Mr. (more...)
Lindsey Graham is disappointed Trump won't hold NYC attacker as enemy combatant Lindsey Graham is disappointed Trump won't hold NYC attacker as enemy combatant
- November 02, 2017

The full term Graham is referencing is an unlawful enemy combatant. Lawful enemy combatants, in contrast, are people that are labeled and recognized as soldiers and fight for a country. "Mr. Saipov is an enemy combatant and should be held as such". The president also declared that he is already in the process of terminating the State Department's diversity-oriented visa lottery program, which granted Saipov entry into the United States in 2010. (more...)
Jinnah's only daughter, Dina Wadia, passes away at 98 Jinnah's only daughter, Dina Wadia, passes away at 98
- November 02, 2017

Her frequent visits to India and a much talked about visit to Pakistan in 2004 are well-documented. Wadia had not traveled to Pakistan since her father's funeral in September 1948. In the third, her father is dictating a letter, showing Mohammad Ali Jinnah's political persona. Nusli Wadia is an Indian-born British Parsi businessman, entrepreneur and the chairman of the Wadia Group, one of India's oldest conglomerates. (more...)

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