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Questioning of Judicial Nominee Does Not Go Well

Questioning of Judicial Nominee Does Not Go Well

Petersen is the only one to raise his hand. - Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) December 15, 2017The context here is that White House Counsel Don McGahn, who oversees Trump's judicial nominees, was an FEC commissioner serving alongside this guy.



Republicans rush to finalize tax overhaul as roadblocks loom

The bill does not change the ban on churches and other charities from endorsing political candidates. A 21 percent corporate rate . Corporate taxes: Bill slashes the current 35 percent rate to 21 percent starting January 1. Repeal of Obamacare's individual mandate . According to the source, the language from the Senate bill for both credits was adopted by the conference committee that is reconciling the two bills.


Cuomo, Christie commit to funding their halves of Gateway Tunnel

Cuomo, Christie commit to funding their halves of Gateway Tunnel

The two states would take out a 35-year, $1.75 billion loan, with NY paying it back using money from its budget. The states' contributions will total half of the project costs, while the federal government will pay the other half, as decided under a framework agreement in 2015, the statement said.


Gujarat elections: SC rejects plea to cross-check VVPAT trail

Gujarat elections: SC rejects plea to cross-check VVPAT trail

Alarmed by all exit polls predicting a massive victory for the BJP in Gujarat, the Congress had earlier in the day urged the apex court to direct the Election Commission to count and cross verify the paper trail votes with EVM votes. Justice Chandrachud said, "The election process is now over". He further said that Congress' petition has been withdrawn after the Supreme Court's direction but they have the freedom to file another detailed petition which will include other issues also.


JERUSALEM: Palestinians continue protests as Erdogan seeks annulment of decision

JERUSALEM: Palestinians continue protests as Erdogan seeks annulment of decision

The president also recalled that Turkey had called an extraordinary Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) meeting in Istanbul on December 13 "seven days after the provocative announcement of the USA government". A day after the summit, Turkey unveiled its intention to open its embassy in East Jerusalem. Moreover, he said that with Trump's move the United States had withdrawn itself from a traditional role as the mediator in the search for Mideast peace.


Islamic nations search response to Trump's transfer on Jerusalem

Islamic nations search response to Trump's transfer on Jerusalem

Turkey's foreign minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, addressed a pre-summit meeting of OIC foreign ministers in Istanbul on Wednesday. It also raised fears of more bloodshed. Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif underscored that U.S. recognition of Jerusalem undermines its role as an honest broker in the peace process. " We need to reverse negative trends and create conditions for peace talks, in order to advance the prospects for a two-state solution".