Month: January 2018

House Intel panel votes to release testimony of co-founder of firm tied to Trump dossier – The Hill

The source indicated the transcripts would post on the House Intelligence Committee website later Thursday.

The House Intelligence Committee on Thursday morning voted unanimously to release the transcript of its seven-hour interview with Glenn Simpson, the co-founder of the opposition research firm that helped assemble the controversial “Steele dossier,” a source familiar with the vote told The Hill.

Democrats responded by declaring that Simpson’s testimony bolstered allegations in the dossier and Steele’s credibility.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpDems flip Wisconsin state Senate seat Sessions: ‘We should be like Canada’ in how we take in immigrants GOP rep: ‘Sheet metal and garbage’ everywhere in Haiti MORE slammed the release of the Judiciary transcript as “underhanded” and “possibly illegal,” a claim that legal experts and lawyers dismissed as untrue.

Olivia Beavers contributed.

Arthur Collins acid attack victim blastsFerne McCann over claims she takes daughter to visit him in prison – The Sun

The Sun

Arthur Collins acid attack victim blastsFerne McCann over claims she takes daughter to visit him in prison
The Sun
A VICTIM scarred for life by Arthur Collins in a horror acid attack has blasted Ferne McCann for still visiting the thug in jail. It was yesterday revealed in court she had been visiting her jailbird ex with baby Sunday – despite vowing he would never
Solicitor reveals Ferne McCann visits acid attacker Arthur Collins in prison with their daughterScottish
Ferne McCann 'has secretly visited' acid thug Arthur Collins in prisonDaily Star
Acid attacker receives extra sentence after making mobile calls to pregnant reality TV star girlfriend from jailPolice Professional
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California AG on reported ICE raids: Regardless of rumors, people have rights – The Hill

California Attorney General Xavier BecerraXavier BecerraOvernight Tech: States sue FCC over net neutrality repeal | Senate Dems reach 50 votes on measure to override repeal | Dems press Apple on phone slowdowns, kids’ health | New Android malware found States sue FCC over net neutrality repeal Justice Department to appeal court’s DACA ruling MORE on Thursday issued a reminder amid rumors of increased immigration raids in the state that residents and law enforcement officials are expected to abide by state and federal privacy laws.

Immigrants living in California should not believe they don’t have rights, Becerra added.

In addition to immigration, Becerra last year also fought the Trump administration on policies at the Environmental Protection Agency and the decision to roll back the requirement that employers include birth control coverage in employee health insurance plans.

He noted a new state law enacted this year, AB450, which prohibits employers from disclosing information that would violate privacy rights of employees.

“Regardless of what the rumors are, the law is the law, the Constitution is the Constitution and people have rights,” Becerra said at a press conference.

Boris Johnson hints at possibility of second crossing for the English Channel – Belfast Telegraph

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Mr Johnson said the UK-France summit, attended by French President Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister Theresa May, had agreed to establish a panel of experts to look at major projects.

Boris Johnson has raised the prospect of a second crossing for the English Channel after top-level talks between the UK and France.

The Foreign Secretary said “good connections” were important to the relationship between the two countries and wondered whether the Channel Tunnel should merely be regarded as “a first step”.

Boris Johnson has raised the prospect of a second crossing for the English Channel after top-level talks between the UK and France.

Boris Johnson hints at possibility of second crossing for the English Channel

“We will continue to partner to invest in the technologies of tomorrow, including through a joint scheme, supported by up to 100,000 euro (£88,000) per year, to support academic exchanges, scientific collaboration, and innovation. ”

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The Foreign Secretary is understood to want a new fixed link between the UK and France and believes “it’s crazy that two of the biggest economies in the world are connected by one railway line when they are only 20 miles apart”.

New GP contract wins majority support – but just 39% of doctors voted – HeraldScotland

Figures provided by BMA Scotland also reveal a surprisingly low turnout, with just 39 per cent of GPs in Scotland responding to the poll. 

“There will be a lot of uncertainty, but we accept the result and we have to sit down and think what this ‘yes’ vote means for our practices.”

Dr Carey Lunan, Chair of the Royal College of GPs (RCGP) Scotland, said the “urgent securing of more GPs” should be prioritised, amid a predicted shortfall of more than 850 GPs by 2021.

Dr Alan McDevitt, chair of the SGPC, welcomed the result.

He added: “This poll has divided the profession, but now we have to work together to try to address the problems that the rural doctors raised and in particular address the recruitment problems faced by rural practices, which are the highest in Scotland.”

The Presidential Physician Is Almost Certainly Not Telling the Whole Truth – Slate Magazine

The biggest health concerns facing all older Americans remain heart disease and cancer.
Testimony from Trump’s physician suggests that he does not suffer from either of these conditions. There are other illnesses and medical problems that could befall him while he’s in office, but given the incredible technological advances in medicine, Trump’s medical team has the ability to react quickly and effectively, whether it be to bronchitis or back pain or worse.

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Since Reagan, our presidents seem to have been relatively healthy, based on what we’ve learned mostly after they’ve left office. George H.W. Bush suffered from a thyroid condition (Graves’ disease) and a brief associated arrhythmia (atrial fibrillation) while president, but was otherwise vigorous. Bill Clinton famously loved fast food and didn’t keep his cholesterol under control, but didn’t develop his heart problems until later. George W. Bush is an amazing athlete who jogged regularly in his first term and rode mountain bikes during his second, after developing knee problems. He was in great health while president, despite a famous incident where he choked on a pretzel while watching a football game and briefly passed out. Barack Obama reportedly stopped smoking before becoming president, has remained thin, and has also exercised.

There is a long history of camouflaging presidential health issues. In March 1981, President Ronald Reagan, then 70, was shot and lost nearly 50 percent of his blood volume before reaching George Washington University Hospital. Dr. Joseph Giordano, head of the trauma team there, utilized new techniques developed during the Vietnam War to save the president and remove an exploding bullet that just missed his heart.

Since Reagan, our presidents seem to have been relatively healthy, based on what we’ve learned mostly after they’ve left office.

He had had a heart attack. Baier writes:

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern announces she is pregnant with first child – Reuters

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern announces she is pregnant with first child

WELLINGTON () – New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Friday that she was pregnant with her first child, which was due in June. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern smiles as she answers a question during a media conference in
New Zealand Prime Jacinda Ardern Announces She's Going To Be A MumBuzzFeed News
New Zealand Prime Minister Ardern Expecting First Child in June
Jacinda Ardern: New Zealand's prime minister announces she is pregnantThe Guardian
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Jaguars-Patriots Matchups – FOXSports.com

When the Jaguars (12-6) have the ball:

Defensive coordinator Todd Wash should be getting looks for a top job. Yes, the roster was vastly improved on D over the past two years and Wash has molded it well.

White has been super reliable in past postseasons, but Lewis has become the primary running back.

SoftBank’s $1.2M Uber Investment Has Finally Closed – Android Headlines

Android Headlines

SoftBank's $1.2M Uber Investment Has Finally Closed
Android Headlines
SoftBank has been trying to get in with Uber for quite some time now, looking to invest in the company which would in turn give SoftBank a slice of the company. Today, that investment deal finally closed, according to Uber. SoftBank has invested around

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Orlando Brown Epic Mug Shot After Family Beef – TMZ.com

Orlando Brown Epic Mug Shot After Family Beef

Ex-Disney star Orlando Brown posed for this incredible mug shot after a family dispute led to cops arresting him for a completely different case. Cops were called to the former "That's So Raven" star's apartment Thursday morning in Barstow where police

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