Wednesday, 17 January 2018
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Lawmakers: Gov. Greitens’ affair distracts from tax effort

Added: 17.01.2018 6:37 | 0 views | 0 comments

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers say Republican Gov. Eric Greitens' admission that he had an extramarital affair is distracting from legislative efforts to change tax laws in the state, one of the key issues outlined by the governor and top GOP lawmakers for the 2018 session. Republicans still will try to send a ...]

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Fight over vulgar remark raises threat of federal shutdown

Added: 17.01.2018 5:06 | 0 views | 0 comments

With an ugly fight over immigration still raging in the nation's capital, lawmakers on Tuesday scrambled to avert a government shutdown looming on Friday at midnight, when federal money runs out.


Lawmakers vow to force answers from Bannon in Russia probe after he defies subpoena

Added: 17.01.2018 5:03 | 0 views | 0 comments

His attorney told the committee that he wouldn't discuss anything about his time in the White House or during the transition after the 2016 election.

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Schiff: White House ‘gag order’ prevented Bannon from answering questions

Added: 17.01.2018 2:01 | 0 views | 0 comments

Rep. Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.), the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said on Jan. 16 that the White House effectively enforced a “gag order” to prevent former White House chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon from answering questions from lawmakers.

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Arkansas legislative panel backs proposal to ban herbicide

Added: 17.01.2018 1:02 | 1 views | 0 comments

Arkansas lawmakers recommended regulators move forward Tuesday with efforts to ban an herbicide that farmers in several states say has drifted onto their crops and caused damage, advancing the prohibition despite a lawsuit by a maker of the weed killer.

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Uncertainty over future of DACA could prompt government shutdown

Added: 17.01.2018 0:47 | 0 views | 0 comments

As the deadline for a potential government shutdown approaches, lawmakers are still trying to figure out if they can reach a deal on DACA. CBS News chief congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes reports.


South Dakota lawmakers to attend sexual harassment training

Added: 16.01.2018 22:53 | 0 views | 0 comments

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers and their staff are going to attend ethics, professionalism and sexual harassment training. The Wednesday training is required for employees. Legislative leaders have said all lawmakers are expected to attend. Senate Majority Leader Blake Curd said in a statement announcing the training that sexual harassment "will not be ...]

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Shutdown looms as Republicans seek short-term spending deal for government

Added: 16.01.2018 22:41 | 1 views | 0 comments

Lawmakers clashed over immigration Tuesday, and a top House Democrat refused to guarantee Democratic votes to keep the government open, ratcheting up chances for a shutdown at week's end.
"We don't want to shut down the government, we never want to," House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., told...


Spanish PM threatens to extend direct rule over Catalonia

Added: 16.01.2018 21:26 | 0 views | 0 comments

January 17, 2018 5:00 AM
BARCELONA • Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy of Spain has threatened to prolong his government's direct rule over Catalonia, if separatist lawmakers try to allow Mr Carles Puigdemont to run the region from exile.


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