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Canadian policy 'very unfair' to American dairy? Not so fast, expert says

Nevertheless, Canada deployed cabinet ministers, premiers and various trade officials to the U.S.to explain how beneficial NAFTA is for all countries involved-Canada, the USA and Mexico. Trump's comments have caught the attention of Canadian producers. "That potentially harms the livelihood of farmers who are not subsided, and trying to run their business in a free market". Read More »

Trump Tells Canada And Mexico He Will Renegotiate, Not Withdraw From NAFTA

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Trade Representative Stephen Vaughn wrote that the administration meant to start talking with Mexico and Canada about making changes to the pact, which took effect in 1994. The New York Times had quoted a senior administration official saying Trump was likely to sign such an executive order. "My practice is to comment on things we've actually done or are doing as opposed to commenting on rumors", Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told reporters at an unrelated White House briefing Wednesday ... Read More »

Gwinnett Cops In Violent Videos Charged With Crimes

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Mike Bongiovanni, 42, are each charged with battery (meaning intentional causing of a visible injury) as well as violation of oath of office, which is a felony. The second video appeared to show Bongiovanni punching Hollins in the face as the man came out of his auto with his hands up. As Hollins left jail with a bloodied face a day after the incident, he told CNN affiliate WSB-TV in Atlanta, "All I can say is, I wish this had never happened to me". Read More »

China launches its first homegrown aircraft carrier

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The new carrier, Type 001A, "transferred from dry dock into the water at a launch ceremony" in China's northeastern port city of Dalian . The future flagship of the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), Shandong is actually China's second aircraft carrier . Read More »

Conservative Freedom Caucus backs GOP health bill

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A senior Democratic aide said negotiators on their side still want the GOP to authorize vital "cost-sharing" reimbursements for insurers in the spending bill, yet Mr. The once-sidelined Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare received a shot of momentum Wednesday as a group of conservative House Republicans came out in support of the bill after proposed changes to the underlying legislation. Read More »

White House backs down on ACA demand, clearing path for spending deal

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Rep. Mark Sanford, R-S.C., cautioned on CNN over the weekend. The revised plan would allow states to get waivers for numerous Affordable Care Act's mandates. In his West Wing office, Priebus touted the administration's accomplishments in the countdown to the first 100 days of the Trump presidency. He said the construction of wall will result in less number of people and drugs coming in the United States, which will go down by 73-74 pct. Read More »

Arkansas' set to conclude executions with 4th on Thursday

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Rutledge said the state will not appeal a federal judge's order staying the execution. Kenneth Williams is scheduled to die at 7 p.m. Thursday for the death of a former deputy warden killed after Williams escaped from prison in 1999. Williams then stole Boren's pickup truck and fled to Missouri, where he slammed his vehicle into one driven by delivery man Michael Greenwood, 24, killing him. Read More »

Student critically hurt in Kenosha school stabbing

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Kenosha police say the investigation determine this incident was not a random act - the victim and suspect had "prior associations". Nobody else was injured. The teen suspect will remain in juvenile custody. We have been and will continue to work closely with the Kenosha Police Department on this incident. Read More »

Coulter says Berkeley speech is "canceled' but implies visit"

According to the Daily Cal, despite withdrawing their support, the YAF is continuing to pursue the lawsuit they filed Monday , jointly with Berkeley College Republicans, against multiple university administrators and UCB itself, claiming discrimination and a violation of their free-speech rights in the cancellation and then rescheduling of Coulter's speech. Read More »

Mike Mayock mocks CB, Patrick Mahomes to Cardinals

Jabrill Peppers proved himself as the most versatile player in college football, making plays as a safety, a running back and receiver on offense, and a kick returner. But there's no leader in the race, and the line as a whole is a work in progress. There are other options for the Eagles that would warrant the first-round selection, but if the Eagles are going to address that position in the first round, they might as well aim high. Read More »

Donald Trump on first 100 days: It's a different kind of presidency

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Engel said the real estate executive turned reality TV star so far has "demonstrated his inexperience" in governance, pointing to Trump's struggle with getting his major legislative proposals approved by Congress, including a plan to repeal and replace President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, despite Republicans controlling both the U.S. Read More »

Trump requiring review of national monuments

The Antiquities Act , created by Congress in 1906, gives the President executive authority to designate national monuments to protect federal land. "Somewhere along the way the act has become a tool of political advocacy rather than public interest ", Zinke said. Read More »

Texas poised to pass 'sanctuary city' ban with jail penalty

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The term "sanctuary cities" has no legal definition, but Republicans want local police to help federal authorities as part of a larger effort to crack down on criminal suspects in the US illegally. "I wanted to sacrifice something for others who don't have a voice, and i feel a big responsibility to be that voice here and to fight tooth and nail to defeat this awful legislation", State rep. Read More »

Sonny Perdue confirmed as US Secretary of Agriculture

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In a statement Senate Agriculture Committee ranking member Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) who originally opposed the nomination, said :"After a thorough review of his qualifications and priorities, I support the nomination of Governor Perdue to serve as Agriculture secretary". Read More »

USA cases of anti-Semitism increased a year ago

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In Florida, the counties with the highest number of reported incidents in 2016 were Palm Beach with 42, and Miami-Dade and Broward, each with 26. The ADL releases an annual Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents each year, which includes all reports of anti-Semitic vandalism, harassment and assaults from all the ADL chapters around the country. Read More »

Hoosier tech leaders urge Holcomb to veto solar bill

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Over the last five years, 1,285 ATV-related injuries have occurred in Indiana. Holcomb credited lawmakers for increasing state highway funding, although he didn't mention that comes from hiking gasoline taxes by 10 cents a gallon. She calls the measure, "yet another barrier for young people, who often lack the resources and support to safely access abortion". He also intends to sign the Gary and Muncie schools takeover bill. Read More »

Katy Perry Got Migos for Her Upcoming Single 'Bon Appétit'

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It turns out, we don't need those cherry pies. These lines include, "please just take your time", "this pie is gonna hit that sweet tooth, boy" and "calm those hungry eyes". It's not shade at all anything like that - you'll know when it's shade. Perry has kept details of her long-awaited fourth studio album close to her chest but previously hinted it could be a while before fans receive the finished record. Read More »

Tennessee governor signs roads bill; takes effect July 1

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The House version passed last week 60-37. But a compromise of sorts was forged by Lt. Gov. I thank the General Assembly for passing IMPROVE, and especially Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville) and Reps. "Barry Doss (R-Leoma) and Bill Dunn (R-Knoxville) for their work carrying the legislation". "I would suggest you humble yourselves and give veterans and the elderly the tax relief they deserve", he said. Read More »

UC Berkeley Surrenders Again: Ann Coulter Speech Scrapped

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On Wednesday, Berkeley announced in a letter to the Republican student group that booked her, Young America's Foundation, that the school had canceled Coulter's event. Coulter says she agreed to the conditions but the university still called the speech off. "What are they going to do?" "I'm speaking at Berkeley on April 27th, as I was invited to do and have a contract to do", calling it good news for California taxpayers that "you won't be required to pay $$ to compensate me & my ... Read More »

Spicer Reflects on Hitler Gaffe: 'There's No Comparing Atrocities'

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Hitler and the Nazis used gas chambers to massacre millions of Jews , even though he did not use any chemical weapons on the battlefield. White House press secretary Sean Spicer is continuing an apology tour for his comments during Tuesday's briefing comparing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's actions to Adolf Hitler during World War II. Read More »

In Kentucky, Sanders urges Democrats to go beyond comfort zone

The early returns have not been promising. So I think a big part of this tour is Perez kind of gritting his teeth and taking advantage of Sanders' star power to have a chance to also speak his case to these skeptical progressive voters. Jefferson and Fayette Counties - the most populous counties - were the only in the state that didn't vote in favor of Trump during the November election. Read More »

Seattle officers shot while responding to robbery, suspect at large

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Three police officers were shot in an exchange of gunfire after an attempted robbery at a downtown Seattle convenience store. One of the old federal buildings in the area is blocked and people in the building are still sheltering in place until police "render it safe", according to Deputy Chief Carmen Best. Read More »

ICE arrests 11 'criminal aliens' in Orange County

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Ninety-two percent of individuals removed from the interior of the United States had previously been convicted of a crime. On April 21, ERO officers arrested a Mexican citizen in Miami who has previously been removed from the USA on two separate occasions. Read More »

Why Bernie Sanders's Unity Tour Failed

But they could have a hard time in Kentucky, where Democrats once dominated state politics but have since lost the governor's mansion and majorities in both chambers of the state legislature. The new head of the Democratic National Committee and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders are touring 8 states trying to unite the party after last fall's defeats. Read More »

Tamir Rice Murderers' Interviews Rleased

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Garmback told investigators that on the day of the shooting, he and Loehmann volunteered to help field the 911 call about a guy brandishing a gun in a park outside the recreation center. None of the administrative charges against Loehmann are related to the actual shooting. The videos, posted here in their entirety, depict the officers - one emotional, one stoic - in the aftermath of the shooting. Read More »

UC Berkeley Backpedals, Reschedules Ann Coulter's Previously Canceled Talk

Coulter, meanwhile, has vowed to speak on April 27 as originally planned, whether administrators revoke her invitation or not. "Maybe they will arrest me", she said. "I'm definitely giving the speech". Friday, Berkeley College Republicans and conservative conference organizer Young America's Foundation - which had been trying to organize the Coulter event - rejected the May 2 proposal. Read More »

Trump to sign agriculture executive order Tuesday

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Three months into his term, President Donald Trump now has in place his Secretary of Agriculture , Sonny Perdue . As governor of Georgia, Perdue enacted strict food-safety regulations after a deadly salmonella outbreak was traced to peanut butter from Georgia. Read More »

Official estimate could upend Trump tax plan before release

Now, there are ways to fiddle with the numbers to make a three-year cut feasible - the JCT projects it would add $6 billion to the deficit after the budget window, a number that, while large, can be likely be made up through various ways. "In trying to slash taxes for pass-through business entities, Trump is seeking to dramatically reduce his own tax bill", he said in a statement. Also, the Treasury expects to bring back to the United States "trillions of dollars" from offshore accounts: ... Read More »

Trump just blinked in the government-shutdown fight

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Trump said that he had not changed his stance. Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, the No. 2 Republican in the Senate, has repeatedly voiced concerns about the Trump spending request, including the impact of adding to the debt as well as the wisdom of the project. Read More »

Ex-Trump aide Flynn did not report Russian Federation payments: lawmakers

Leaders of the House Oversight Committee say retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn apparently didn't seek or get permission to give a paid speech for a Russian government-owned TV station in 2015. Yates is scheduled to appear at a congressional hearing next month on Russian interference in the 2016 USA presidential election, a Senate committee announced Tuesday, April 25, 2017. Read More »