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John McCain backs tax bill, as Senate GOP suspends vote for final tweaks

Senate Republicans are delaying their final vote on tax reform after heated debates nearly sent the bill back to committee. The bill has gained Senator John McCain’s (R-Arizona) support, but other Republicans still need convincing in order for it to pass. On Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) called to delay the next vote on their version of the ...

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Not just a matter of opinion: NYTimes openly lobbies against GOP tax bill

In a rare call to action, the New York Times editorial board took over the newspaper’s opinion Twitter account to lobby against the Republican tax bill. The political action urged readers to call seven GOP senators and tell them to vote down the bill. The Gray Lady ventured into a gray area of political activism for four hours on Wednesday, ...

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New Russian bill introduces fines for media violations of foreign agent law

Published time: 29 Nov, 2017 10:04 A senior Russian MP has drafted a bill introducing large fines and administrative detention for violating a new law requiring foreign media to register as foreign agents and mark their product accordingly. Read more The draft law, prepared by the head of the Lower House Legislative Committee, MP Pavel Krasheninnikov (United Russia), states that ...

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Brussels ‘can go whistle’… all the way to the bank! Britain set to cave on EU divorce bill

Published time: 29 Nov, 2017 09:13 Brexiteers said they would never pay it, that Brussels was demanding too much and that Britain could walk away with no deal. Until now. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Brussels could “go whistle” and that Britain would dictate what it paid. He laughed off the idea of Michel Barnier and his negotiating team in ...

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Bernie Sanders reveals $146bn relief bill for Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) introduced a $ 146 billion relief package for Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, which were pummeled by Hurricane Maria earlier this year. The recovery plan is backed by firebrand San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz. The bill, unveiled by Senator Sanders on Tuesday called The Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands Equitable Rebuild Act ...

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Staff were ‘afraid to bend over near Bill Clinton’ – former White House employee

Published time: 28 Nov, 2017 11:39 Bending over in the presence of Bill Clinton was a risky undertaking, according to former White House staffer, Linda Tripp. The staffer-turned-whistleblower said new criticism of Clinton’s outrageous behavior is “a day late, and it’s a dollar short.” The housekeeping staff that worked during Clinton’s tenure in the White House were “afraid to bend ...

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Israeli MPs to pass ‘Netanyahu bill’ banning police from publicizing corruption probe results

Israeli MPs have backed a law to prevent police from publishing recommendations on whether to charge criminal suspects, with those allowing leaks facing jail. Israeli PM Netanyahu, currently being investigated over graft, may be the main beneficiary. The bill, which would curb the powers of police to consult with the federal attorney over pressing charges in individual cases, was passed ...

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Lower House committee passes bill on protection for citizens reporting corruption

Published time: 23 Nov, 2017 15:12 The State Duma Committee for Security and Countering Corruption has approved a draft law offering state protection to those who reveal facts of corruption to law enforcement agencies. The bill will now progress to the first reading in the Duma. Read more The bill, developed by the Labor Ministry and drafted in the Lower ...

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Duma committee backs bill to block ‘undesirable’ foreigners from entering Russia

Published time: 22 Nov, 2017 11:29 The Russian lower house Committee for Legislative Work has approved a bill that would allow parliament to ban foreigners from entering the country if they are deemed a threat to Russia’s security or its values. Read more The bill allows either chamber of the Russian parliament to issue entry bans for foreign citizens who ...

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Theresa May expected to cave to EU and offer DOUBLE Brexit ‘bill’ pay-off to Brussels

Britain is expected to cave to the European Union (EU) today and discuss offering a higher Brexit settlement, despite earlier claims that the government did not “recognise” the two-week deadline. Theresa May’s government is expected to offer a larger sum to the EU in a desperate bid to unblock negotiations – after Michel Barnier and his Brexit team refused to ...

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