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Over 400 Millionaires Ask That GOP Not Approve Tax Overhaul Over 400 Millionaires Ask That GOP Not Approve Tax Overhaul
- November 15, 2017

Ronald Reagan learned that lesson when his tax cut did not in fact increase revenues, and he was forced to raise taxes several times. I oppose the Republican tax bill. "In fact, over several decades, the corporate tax rate has withered as a source of revenue for the government", from accounting for 4 percent of gross domestic product in 1967 to just 1.6 percent past year. (more...)
Trump Approval Ratings at Around 30 Percent, President Says They're Wrong Trump Approval Ratings at Around 30 Percent, President Says They're Wrong
- November 15, 2017

Not exactly shooting for the moon on this one, but hey, it's a start. The president's approval rating is now at 35 percent, with 58 percent of American voters saying they do not approve of the job Trump is doing in the White House. They are wrong. Some people think numbers could be in the 50's. And a majority of registered voters said Trump is not honest (58 percent), does not have good leadership skills (59 percent) or care about average Americans (59 percent), is not level headed (65 ... (more...)
Court Hears Arguments in Sandy Hook Lawsuit Against Gun Maker Court Hears Arguments in Sandy Hook Lawsuit Against Gun Maker
- November 15, 2017

In his response, Koskoff hit back against the idea that Remington's advertising made it liable and that it can't hide behind the negligent entrustment law. Judges have cited the federal law in rejecting lawsuits against gun makers and dealers in some high-profile shooting attacks, including the Colorado movie theatre shooting and the Washington, D.C., sniper shootings. (more...)
The Trump-Duterte drug war tango
- November 15, 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte and Honeylet Avancena welcomed the VIPs. "It was not Trump who raised it. Trump never raised it, honestly", Roque said. Mr Duterte made the assertion on Thursday in a meeting with the Filipino community in Da Nang , Vietnam, where he and leaders from other Pacific Rim countries were gathered for a meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum. (more...)
For first time in 40 years, Congress debates U.S. president's nuclear power For first time in 40 years, Congress debates U.S. president's nuclear power
- November 14, 2017

Corker, one of Trump's sharpest critics from his own party, said Congress needed to explore the "realities" of the nuclear strike system. "Once that order is given and verified, there is no way to revoke it". Brian McKeon, the former acting under-secretary for policy at the U.S. Department of Defense who testified before the panel, told Markey that he believes the Constitution would require a president to seek congressional approval to launch a nuclear strike in the absence of an attack or ... (more...)
Congresswoman Says Two Current Members of Congress Sexually Harassed Staffers Congresswoman Says Two Current Members of Congress Sexually Harassed Staffers
- November 14, 2017

The Democrat from California recently introduced legislation to make sexual harassment training mandatory for members of Congress after sharing her own story of being assaulted by a male chief of staff. She did not know the identity of the congressman. Currently, the Office of Compliance handles sexual harassment charges for legislative branch employees in both the House and Senate. (more...)
Strong Quake Jolts Western Iran Strong Quake Jolts Western Iran
- November 14, 2017

Today, residents who had fled their homes awoke from a second night in the cold outdoors as authorities struggled to get aid into the quake zone. European Union Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini said the EU is ready to help the victims of a major natural disaster that struck Iran and Iraq on Sunday. (more...)
Shoaib Mansoor's Verna in trouble with censor board just before its release Shoaib Mansoor's Verna in trouble with censor board just before its release
- November 14, 2017

Its subject tackles with rape and how the protagonist, played by Khan fights for her rights. Various tweets by internet users showed anger over the Central Board of Film Censors (CBFC) move to consider banning the film due to its mature content. (more...)
What Does Insider Trading Tell Us About Alaska Air Group, Inc. (ALK)?
- November 14, 2017

Investors of record on Tuesday, November 21st will be paid a dividend of $0.30 per share. Alaska Air Group had a return on equity of 28.74% and a net margin of 10.34%. Therefore 60% are positive. Alaska Air Group's dividend payout ratio is presently 19.26%. One of the key things investors look for in a company is the ability to grow earnings at a high compound rate over time. (more...)
Iraq's Kurdistan Says to Respect Court Decision Banning Secession Iraq's Kurdistan Says to Respect Court Decision Banning Secession
- November 14, 2017

In a major development which may resolve the issue of a separate homeland for Kurds in Iraq, Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has on Tuesday pledged to abide by a recent Supreme Court ruling which bans any secession from the country. It imposed an "air embargo" on Erbil and Sulaimaniyah, its second city. The development comes two months after voters in the semi-autonomous region overwhelmingly voted in support of an independence referendum . (more...)
Newsflash: Manana sentenced to 12 months in prison or R100k fine Newsflash: Manana sentenced to 12 months in prison or R100k fine
- November 14, 2017

His sentencing was handed down in courtroom one at the Randburg Magistrates' Court this afternoon by Judge Ramsamy Reddy. Manana was also ordered to compensate the victims for the medical costs and damages to property they incurred due to the attack. (more...)
Right decision at the right time: CM Right decision at the right time: CM
- November 14, 2017

The court asked how a minister could file a petition against the government, and suggested that resigning from the Cabinet was the ideal option for him, Mathrubhumi reported. There was a violation of the collective cabinet responsibility by the minister, the court held. Although Chandy, who holds the transport portfolio, submitted that he had quit the membership from the company's director board when he assumed charge as minister, the court said it has no idea about his position in the ... (more...)
Trump's China trip: Beneath the smiles, a harsh reality Trump's China trip: Beneath the smiles, a harsh reality
- November 14, 2017

In other policy areas, the President Trump's Asia trip brought less clarification. And then tomorrow we have the conference. Promises of US$250 billion of imports to China may well be built on sand. Trump was bizarrely deferential to President Xi Jinping, with the American president lavishing personal - and unreciprocated - praise upon his counterpart. (more...)
Moon and Li agree to normalize bilateral ties Moon and Li agree to normalize bilateral ties
- November 14, 2017

It's for this reason that the worldwide community must pressure North Korea into talks as soon as possible, including through use of sanctions, Moon said Tuesday, per Reuters . He also hopes to travel to China for a summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping next year. China on Saturday vowed to strengthen coordination with its neighbours in dealing with the North Korean issue, as US President Donald Trump complimented Beijing on helping to rein in Pyongyang. (more...)
'Israel will act in Syria according to its security needs,' Netanyahu says 'Israel will act in Syria according to its security needs,' Netanyahu says
- November 14, 2017

Prosecutors involved with the bribery and money laundering case are now working out the details to an indictment for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a wealthy businessman whose collaborators have been tied to the notorious Panama Papers that reveal how the rich hide assets from tax collectors, cited by Haaretz . (more...)
Procter & Gamble Co (PG) Draws Bearish Attention After Forming Bearish Double Bottom Procter & Gamble Co (PG) Draws Bearish Attention After Forming Bearish Double Bottom
- November 14, 2017

In related news, SVP Valarie L. Sheppard sold 20,175 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 22nd. About 544,077 shares traded. California-based California State Teachers Retirement has invested 0.91% in Procter & Gamble Co (NYSE:PG). On Monday, December 19 the stock rating was downgraded by BMO Capital Markets to "Market Perform". (more...)
Who Is Jody Warner? Drunken Prosecutor Fired After Abusing, Threatening Uber Driver Who Is Jody Warner? Drunken Prosecutor Fired After Abusing, Threatening Uber Driver
- November 14, 2017

Platt told me earlier it wasn't his intention for her to be fired, but he did feel like she should at least apologize. "Who are they going to believe?" "Under the law, it's recklessly keeping me from where I was going, and you have done that", she says. (more...)
Hate crimes on the rise in USA, reveals Federal Bureau of Investigation data Hate crimes on the rise in USA, reveals Federal Bureau of Investigation data
- November 14, 2017

Another 1,076 hate crimes were linked to with sexual orientation, while other incidents were linked to disability, gender and gender-identity. There were 10 incidents of hate-crimes against Hindus and seven against Sikhs in 2016 - the year of the rise of Donald Trump as a politician and his election as president. (more...)
Euro zone annual growth backs ECB's tapering move Euro zone annual growth backs ECB's tapering move
- November 14, 2017

The locomotive of the euro-zone released the data earlier and it came out at 0.8%, well above expectations. Euro zone GDP grew 3.0 percent in 2007, and reached 2.1 percent in 2010 and 2015. They have been revising their eurozone GDP projection for 2017 upwards since May this year and now expect a marginally stronger figure (2.3%) for 2017. (more...)
Israel warns Gaza militants against carrying out attacks Israel warns Gaza militants against carrying out attacks
- November 14, 2017

President Donald Trump's Special Representative for International Negotiations lashed out against the Islamic Jihad terror group for the threats they have recently made against Israel. The Israel Defense Forces blew up the tunnel, which originated in the Gazan city of Khan Younis and crossed into Israeli territory, near Kibbutz Kissufim, on October 30. (more...)

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