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Five rebuttals to State of the Union are slated. Yes, five Five rebuttals to State of the Union are slated. Yes, five
- January 31, 2018

Although Kennedy has served in Congress since 2013, the 37-year-old has kept a relatively low political profile. In a statement , House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer described Rep. Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren and has no plans to challenge either of them for their seats. A graduate of both Stanford and Harvard, Kennedy served as an assistant district attorney in MA before serving in Congress. (more...)
Gov. Greitens to visit Jackson, MO on tour promoting tax cuts Gov. Greitens to visit Jackson, MO on tour promoting tax cuts
- January 31, 2018

The governor's office touted the plan as an $800 million tax cut Monday , but a fiscal analysis released by the Department of Revenue late Tuesday appears to show that the proposed cut is roughly half of what the governor previously stated. (more...)
Putin Isn't Too Happy With The US Treasury List Putin Isn't Too Happy With The US Treasury List
- January 31, 2018

Known informally as the " Putin list ", it was awaited with mounting interest and intense jitters among Russia's elite, who feared it would amount to a blacklist and could be grounds for fresh sanctions. However, it does not impose any sanctions on the individuals. The report "simply lists individuals with a net worth of over 1 billion Dollars". Secretary of State Rex Tillerson signed off on the report Monday morning, CNN understands. (more...)
'Designated survivor' for State of the Union will be agriculture secretary 'Designated survivor' for State of the Union will be agriculture secretary
- January 31, 2018

Perdue, the Secretary of Agriculture for the Trump Administration, has been named the State of the Union designated survivor for 2018, the White House confirmed on Tuesday. The tradition of a designated survivor probably dates to the 1960s Cold War era, but official records don't begin until 1984. Although highly unlikely, this doomsday scenario has captured the imaginations of screen writers and TV producers, spawning a an entire show on ABC called simply "Designated Survivor". (more...)
Trump's executive order to keep Guantanamo Bay prison open Trump's executive order to keep Guantanamo Bay prison open
- January 31, 2018

The White House made the announcement just before Tuesday's State of the Union address . "Terrorists who do things like place bombs in civilian hospitals are evil". The decision is a major reversal of his predecessor President Barack Obama's policy. There are no immediate plans to send any additional prisoners to the prison, which typically holds detainees in the "war on terror" awaiting military tribunals and has held almost 800 detainees since 9/11. (more...)
Justice Dept. Suspected Carter Page Acted as Russian Agent Justice Dept. Suspected Carter Page Acted as Russian Agent
- January 31, 2018

Former campaign aide Carter Page that he's "still awaiting the facts" about the FBI's surveillance of him before he responds to a report that the Justice Department OK'd extending a warrant to do just that. The probe has already resulted in charges against four of Trump's former campaign advisers and has recently moved closer to Trump's inner circle. That in turn prompted the surveillance warrant to be renewed not long after Rosenstein was approved as deputy attorney general last April. (more...)
Russia-sponsored Syrian peace conference begins - without key opposition groups Russia-sponsored Syrian peace conference begins - without key opposition groups
- January 31, 2018

The Sochi conference was originally scheduled to be a two-day event, but it was shortened to a one-day forum on Tuesday. Russian military might has helped tip the near seven year-long war in Syrian President Bashar al Assad's favour. The latest round of those talks took place last week in Vienna. "It's already a huge failure for the Russians because they invested so much political capital in this trying to set it up for months", Hauer said. (more...)
Clippers Trade Blake Griffin To Pistons In Blockbuster Deal Clippers Trade Blake Griffin To Pistons In Blockbuster Deal
- January 31, 2018

The simulations after the trade don't show dramatic improvements for either team. Overall, as you may tell, I do not quite understand the logic of this Blake Griffin trade. "Willie Reed and Brice Johnson are two young players that give us size and depth", Van Gundy added . By acquiring Griffin , the Pistons are making an all-in move. (more...)
The New York Times Says Trump Tried To Fire Mueller The New York Times Says Trump Tried To Fire Mueller
- January 31, 2018

The New York Times broke the story Thursday , citing four unnamed people told about the matter. On live television, just minutes after accusing " the New York Times and others" of getting it wrong, Hannity found out a Fox News correspondent had confirmed the details of the report in question and that Trump , indeed, tried to fire Mueller . (more...)
Raila Odinga swears himself as Kenya President Raila Odinga swears himself as Kenya President
- January 31, 2018

At least five other disgruntled African opposition leaders have also sworn themselves in as parallel presidents, only to end up in prison or consigned to irrelevance. "What Raila Odinga took was not an oath of office". Observers had said that the swearing-in would only further divide the nation and the crackdown on press freedom is likely to add to concerns about the state of Kenyan democracy. (more...)
Farmer who drank poison outside Maharashtra Secretariat dies Farmer who drank poison outside Maharashtra Secretariat dies
- January 31, 2018

The deceased farmer's son Narendra and other family members withdrew their agitation after meeting ministers Jayakumar Rawal and Girish Mahajan on Monday. He has already refused to accept the compensation announced by the state government. It should be booked under section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code. (more...)
U.S. treasury publishes 'Putin list' of Russian politicians, oligarchs U.S. treasury publishes 'Putin list' of Russian politicians, oligarchs
- January 31, 2018

Schumer wants to know whether sanctions were discussed, whether Naryshkin also met with White House or national security officials and whether other sanctioned Russian officials were along on the trip. The list of Russian businesspeople will also be joined by a report on "the potential effects of expanding sanctions.to include sovereign debt and the full range of derivative products". (more...)
Hamas co-founder dies after 'accidentally' shooting himself in head Hamas co-founder dies after 'accidentally' shooting himself in head
- January 31, 2018

Mystery still shrouds the incident which caused the death of Hamas leader Imad Al-Alami. Reports circulated in Gaza that Al-Alami was the victim of an assassination attempt and Arab media reported that he was shot point blank by an unknown assailant. (more...)
FxWirePro: Saudi corruption crackdown yields $107 billion FxWirePro: Saudi corruption crackdown yields $107 billion
- January 31, 2018

Saudi Arabia's stock market celebrated the release of some of the kingdom's top businessmen from detention on Sunday but the after-effects of a purge of the business elite may last for years, deterring private investment. Transparency International's Corruption Perceptions Index, which is based on a global survey asking citizens about their direct experience of graft, rates Saudi Arabia similarly to China and India, with a score of 46 out of a possible 100 points. (more...)
Todd Ricketts to Replace Steve Wynn as RNC Finance Chair Todd Ricketts to Replace Steve Wynn as RNC Finance Chair
- January 31, 2018

The RNC will hold its Winter Meeting Jan. 31 through February 3 in Washington, the first big GOP gathering since Wynn was hit with the sexual misconduct accusations . Some Republicans in Congress have already announced they are donating contributions they received from Wynn to charity. Trump gave a hat-tip to the Cubs 2016 World Series win when he said in a November 30 statement that Ricketts "is an immensely successful businessman with unparalleled knowledge of the finance industry". (more...)
Qatar Airways launches flights to Pattaya, new Thai destination Qatar Airways launches flights to Pattaya, new Thai destination
- January 31, 2018

The Qatari government has committed that state-owned Qatar Airways will release an audited financial statement within a year and will be more transparent regarding transactions, particularly transactions with other Qatar-owned entities. Open Skies agreements, which will continue American aviation leadership and economic growth", said Andrea Christianson, a spokesperson for the group that includes JetBlue and Hawaiian airlines, and cargo carriers FedEx and Atlas. (more...)
A Fresh Look At United States Steel Corp. (NYSE:X)
- January 31, 2018

United States Steel (NYSE:X) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. Currently, United States Steel Corp . A number of research firms recently weighed in on X. The company's Average Revenue Estimate for the current quarter is $3.16 Billion, while Low and High Revenue Estimates are $3.02 Billion and $3.27 Billion respectively. (more...)
Kenya Declares Opposition 'Criminal Group' After Symbolic Swearing-In Gathering Kenya Declares Opposition 'Criminal Group' After Symbolic Swearing-In Gathering
- January 31, 2018

Security forces made no move to stop the ceremony, which authorities had said would be illegal, but the government later declared the opposition "National Resistance Movement" a criminal group, paving the way for potential arrests. The highly publicised swearing-in of Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka was delayed Tuesday after the former VP told reporters outside his home that they were, "still in consultation". (more...)
Grassley hopes for focus on farmers in State of the Union Grassley hopes for focus on farmers in State of the Union
- January 31, 2018

Among the wins Trump is set to highlight is the economy . Instead, they say, it will be "optimistic", though officials caution that the ultimate delivery of the speech - and whether it follows the script that will scroll through the teleprompter - is ultimately up to Trump. (more...)
Bellwether Investment Group LLC Takes Position in Continental Resources, Inc. (CLR)
- January 31, 2018

KLR Group downgraded Continental Resources from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating and set a $61.00 price target for the company.in a research note on Tuesday, January 23rd. As per Tuesday, January 9, the company rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Wednesday, July 19 by Jefferies. The firm has "Outperform" rating given on Friday, November 6 by RBC Capital Markets. (more...)

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