February 8, 2023

TikTok Deal Delayed over National Security Concerns

Negotiations between the U.S. government and China-owned TikTok have been delayed due to national security concerns involving ByteDance, the app’s Chinese parent company, and its access to the private user data of Americans. A potential deal between the Biden administration and TikTok is delayed due to ongoing national security concerns, people familiar with the situation

Congressional leaders pledge to avert rail strike, negotiate year-end spending deal

Congressional leaders and top appropriators could meet as soon as Wednesday about the so-called omnibus spending package, which would boost federal agency budgets for the current fiscal year. | Andrew Harnik/AP Photo Congressional leaders left a meeting with President Joe Biden on Tuesday resolving to both quickly avert a national railroad strike in the coming

Spending talks closer to a deal — but still lacking DeLauro’s buy-in

House Appropriations Chair Rosa DeLauro speaks with lawmakers and visitors outside the House chamber at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Dec. 2, 2src22. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo Congressional spending leaders are nearing agreement on a massive government funding deal, but one powerful skeptic remains: House Appropriations Chair Rosa DeLauro. While the accord isn’t final

House OKs stopgap funding fix with broader deal still under wraps

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said the Senate could pass the measure as soon as Thursday, as long as there isn’t “unwelcome brouhaha.” | Jemal Countess/Getty Images for SEIU The House passed a stopgap spending bill Wednesday night that gives negotiators an extra week to finish a $1.7 trillion year-end spending package, setting up an

Government funding deal hits 11th-hour snag: The FBI headquarters

Leading lawmakers unveiled a $1.7 trillion year-end spending bill early Tuesday as they raced to pass the sprawling package by week’s end, with federal cash expiring at midnight on Friday. The so-called omnibus would provide the military with $858 billion this fiscal year, a nearly 1src percent increase over current levels. It would fund domestic

Democrats confront bleak odds for immigration deal before 2023

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said Democrats are “crazy” to try pushing for a deal now: “I think they’re just trying to do it, probably, to please some activist groups.” And Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Rubio’s only remaining GOP partner on the 2src13 bill brokered by the so-called “Gang of Eight,” claims “there’s no way you’re

Dems strike pre-election deal on policing and public safety

The House is expected to vote on the package on Thursday, one of its final days in session before the November midterms. The four bills focus on grants for police training and recruitment; addressing mental health crises; preventing community violence prevention and solving gun crimes. Two bills from moderate members Reps. Dean Phillips (D-Minn.) and

Twitter Claims Elon Musk Is Under Federal Investigation for Buyout Deal Shenanigans

SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk is under investigation by federal authorities, including the SEC and the FTC, over his conduct in seeking to acquire Twitter and then attempting to back out of the deal, according to court filings from the social media company. Via Yahoo/Reuters: While the filing said he was under investigations, it

Wisconsin Senate Candidate Mandela Barnes Supports Green New Deal

Wisconsin Senate Democrat candidate Mandela Barnes supports the Green New Deal, which would destroy the American economy to reshape it into a socialist utopia. “The Green New Deal is the path to get us there, but we have to think so much deeper and so much broader,” Barnes said nine months ago at the winning Wisconsin U.S.…

Epstein Guards Cop To Falsifying Prison Logs, Cut Deal With Feds To Avoid Doing Time

The two Bureau of Prisons workers who were on duty the night Jeffrey Epstein took his own life have admitted to falsifying prison documents, The Associated Press reported. In addition to that revelation, authorities said Friday that Tova Noel and Michael Thomas had reached a deal with federal prosecutors to avoid jail time, according to…

Cuomo Set To Make Over $5 million From His Book Deal

New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in line to make more than $5 million from his latest book deal, according to figures that his office released Monday. In a statement, Cuomo’s office said he made $3.12 million from “American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic,” after it was published last October. He’s set…

Pennsylvania Democrats Deal Another Blow to Pelosi’s House Majority as Conor Lamb, Chrissy Houlahan Consider Senate Bids Instead of Reelection

Vulnerable Democrats Rep. Conor Lamb (D-PA) and Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) are looking to exit the House of Representatives and run for the U.S. Senate, leaving House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to defend her shrinking majority and giving more momentum to the Republican effort to regain the House. According to a Politico report, Lamb has started to tell…

Gov. Tate Reeves Blasts Biden’s American Jobs Plan: ‘More Like The Green New Deal Than … An Infrastructure Plan’

Republican Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves blasted President Joe Biden’s American Jobs Plan on Sunday, describing it as “more like the Green New Deal than … an infrastructure plan.” Reeves said the plan looked like a $2 trillion tax hike and predicted it would cause “significant challenges” for the economy while appearing on CNN’s “State of…

Rand Paul: ‘Not a Great Deal of Evidence’ Mask Mandates, Shutdowns Helped

Friday on FNC’s “Fox & Friends,” Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) commented on his back and forth with “government worrywart” Dr. Anthony Fauci, the White House’s chief medical advisor. Paul and Fauci argued the day before about the purpose of masks among those who have already received the COVID-19 vaccine. Paul, a physician, emphasized during his interview…

Sanders: Next Reconciliation Bill Will Deal with Climate Change

On Monday’s broadcast of CNN’s “AC360,” Senate Budget Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said that the next piece of budget reconciliation legislation will deal with “structural problems,” such as “how we can create millions of good-paying jobs, rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure, and transforming our energy system to protect us from climate change.” Sanders stated, “[O]bviously, the…

Report: Biden Team Already in Talks with Iran over Return to Nuclear Deal

The Biden administration has already unrolled its plan to return to the 2015 nuclear deal and has begun holding quiet talks with Iran, an Israeli TV station reported Saturday. Officials for the incoming administration have also updated Israel about the conversations, Channel 12 News said. A separate report by the Israel Hayom daily said Israel, wary…

Iran Deal Part Two: Blinken Tells Europeans Biden Ready to Negotiate With Tehran

The United States is ready to begin negotiating with Iran in an attempt to reestablish the 2015 nuclear deal or something like it, Secretary of State Antony Blinken relayed to counterparts Thursday in a video conference call with (E3) — France, Germany, and the U.K. According to a report by Axios, the U.S. and the…

Lori Lightfoot Demands A Deal From Chicago Teachers Unions

Democratic Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot called out the teachers union in a Thursday press conference, demanding that they reach a deal that would put students back in schools. Lightfoot said that, after dozens of meetings, the Chicago Teachers Union’s failure to come up with a deal had once again left students and parents scrambling to…

Delingpole: Biden’s Green New Deal Is an ‘Impossible Cluster****’

President Joe Biden’s Green New Deal is an ‘impossible clusterf***.’ You probably knew this already but below are the raw details. If you only read one article in your lifetime about how the “Green New Deal” is an impossible clusterf*** read this one.https://t.co/9wcoi11L96 — Watts Up With That (@wattsupwiththat) January 27, 2021 If the world…

REPORT: Majority Of House Democrats Endorse Return To Iran Deal

December 24, 2020 2:00 PM ET 150 House Democrats signed a letter endorsing President-elect Joe Biden’s plan to re-enter the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action for Iran (JCPOA), according to reports. A diverse group of Democratic representatives supported the letter, according to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. Relative moderates Brad Sherman of California and Abigail Spanberger…

Israel Tries to Kill the Nuclear Deal

Through their efforts to blow up the nuclear deal, Iran hawks in the U.S. and Israel have unwittingly demonstrated the value of keeping it intact. TEHRAN, IRAN – NOVEMBER 30: A funeral ceremony of Iranian Top nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh Mahabadi, held at Defense Ministry of Iran in Tehran, Iran on November 30, 2020. Fakhrizadeh,…

Countdown to No Deal: Boris Govt Warns Brexit Talks Are in Their ‘Last Week’

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s foreign minister said Sunday there is only about a week left for the UK and the European Union to strike a post-Brexit trade deal, with fishing rights the major obstacle to an agreement. As talks continued between the two sides in London, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said “I think we are…

Trump Declares USMCA $1.2T Deal Biggest in U.S. History

President Donald Trump valued the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA) at $1.2 trillion on Monday, thereby replacing NAFTA as the biggest trade deal in U.S. history. Trump spoke from the White House Rose Garden surrounded by those who have worked on the new USMCA trade deal. The president called the USMCA “the most important trade deal […]

Trump: New Trade Deal With Canada, Mexico ‘Solves The Many Deficiencies And Mistakes In NAFTA’

Trump Announces New Trade Deal With Canada, Mexico President Donald Trump announced a new trade deal between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement, in a Monday morning tweet. “Late last night, our deadline, we reached a wonderful new Trade Deal with Canada, to be added into the deal […]

Trump Delivers: U.S., Canada Strike Deal to Replace NAFTA Hours Before U.S.-Mexico Deadline.

The U.S., Mexico, and Canada came to a late-hours agreement Sunday to create a trilateral trade deal to replace NAFTA that is being deemed the USMCA, U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. Senior Trump administration officials briefed reporters late Sunday night on the new deal, just one hour before the deadline set to send a U.S.-Mexico deal to Congress. […]

Nolte: Manafort Deal Looks Like Good News for Trump, Terrible News for Democrats.

According to NPR, Paul Manafort’s deal with Special Counsel Robert Muller’s office “does not include matters involving the Trump campaign.” Paul Manafort's cooperation agreement with the special counsel does not include matters involving the Trump campaign, according to a person familiar with the case, @johnson_carrie reports — NPR Politics (@nprpolitics) September 14, 2018 Something rarely […]

Drudge Report: Trump closes Palestinians’ office in DC, citing their refusal to move forward on peace deal.

Trump closing Palestinian mission in pro-Israel move WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is closing the Palestine Liberation Organization’s mission in Washington, the latest U.S. blow against the Palestinians and an international court during the stalled Mideast peace process. Some things to know: THE GIST The administration’s move to close the PLO office in Washington […]

BREAKING: NAFTA is Out, a New Trade Deal With Mexico is Officially Here.

Speaking from the White House Monday morning, President Trump announced a reboot of NAFTA after weeks of negotiations with Mexico. “They used to call it NAFTA, we’re going to call it the United States Mexico Trade Agreement,” Trump said from the Oval Office, saying NAFTA has a negative connotation. “It’s a big day for trade. […]

Nasdaq hits 8,000 for the first time as US and Mexico move closer to striking NAFTA deal.

Predictable market reaction to reduction in trade tensions Stocks jumped on Monday as the United States and Mexico drew closer to a deal on NAFTA. Investors also digested reassuring comments from Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell on the central bank’s policy-tightening path. The Nasdaq Composite climbed 0.6 percent to an all-time high, breaking above 8,000 […]

Trump administration nearing deal with Mexico on revised NAFTA — but issues with Canada remain.

WASHINGTON. – The Trump administration is close to striking a deal with Mexico on a revamped North American Free Trade Agreement, analysts said, but thorny issues are yet to be resolved with Canada, the third party in the trilateral pact. Reaching an agreement with Mexico would mark a breakthrough for the administration after a year […]

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