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|House Republicans join rebuke of Trump for easing Russia sanctions
More than 130 US House Republicans joined Democrats Thursday in opposing the easing of sanctions against an ally of Russia's Vladimir Putin, dealing a rebuke to President Donald Trump's administration. The Democratic-controlled chamber overwhelmingly voted 362 to 53 approving the bill that would block the Treasury Department's December move to lift sanctions on companies connected to Oleg Deripaska. The oligarch was targeted last year as part of US congressional efforts to punish Russia for interfering in the 2016 presidential race.
POSTED JANUARY 17, 2019 3:52 PM
|Tulsi Gabbard apologizes, again, for past antigay views
A week after announcing her presidential candidacy, the representative from Hawaii releases a video apology.
POSTED JANUARY 17, 2019 2:53 PM
|Kenya court orders 6 suspects held over Nairobi hotel attack
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Canadian national and five other people suspected of helping extremist gunmen stage a deadly attack in the Kenyan capital this week appeared in court on Friday as prosecutors investigated them for suspected terror offenses.
POSTED JANUARY 18, 2019 3:06 PM
|TSA officers open up about what the government shutdown is doing to their families
Shutdown threatens the financial security of TSA agents across the country, including at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport.
POSTED JANUARY 18, 2019 10:22 AM
|Mexican airline trolls Americans with brilliant ad
While the debate over immigration and a border wall between the United States and Mexico has helped grind the U.S. federal government to a halt, Mexico's national airline, AeroMexico, is trolling Americans with a new ad called "DNA Discounts."
The ad features purported residents of Wharton, Texas, a town about 60 miles southwest of Houston, professing a variety of opinions about Mexico and its citizens. The ad also drops some knowledge about the long history of immigration from Mexico to the U.S., and notes that many in southern and southwestern states have a touch of Mexican DNA.
Things get flipped when the airline reveals it's offering flight discounts to Americans, including those Wharton residents, based on the amount of Mexican DNA they have (i.e., 18 percent DNA equals an 18 percent discount). That certainly turns opinions around. As one recipient says, "I love discounts!"
Of course, it's such a brilliant ad, it's hard to tell if those Wharton residents are real or just actors and if this whole DNA discount thing is real or satirical. Aeromexico, which has gotten political before, isn't saying much, but we've reached out for comment and will update this post when we hear back.
Either way, it's a brilliant gambit that undermines the vitriol so many Americans have expressed at our neighbors to the south, and does so without ever directly mentioning the political turmoil, the wall, or even President Trump. Instead, it directs that energy at a sense of shared community, including the tagline, "There are no borders within us." Not a bad way to spread a powerful message.
POSTED JANUARY 18, 2019 9:53 AM
|Sophie Turner Says Sansa Stark's Hair Is Full of Game of Thrones Secrets
That's one insightful 'do
POSTED JANUARY 18, 2019 1:19 PM
|Oxford University suspends funding from China's Huawei
The University of Oxford said on Thursday it has stopped accepting funding from China's Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL], the leading global supplier of telecoms network equipment, after scrutiny over the company's relationship with China’s government. "Oxford University decided on January 8 this year that it will not pursue new funding opportunities with Huawei Technologies Co Ltd or its related group companies at present," the university said in a statement. "The decision has been taken in the light of public concerns raised in recent months surrounding UK partnerships with Huawei.
POSTED JANUARY 17, 2019 1:37 PM
|David Webb’s White Privilege
Areva Martin, a CNN “analyst” — whatever in hell that means anno Domini 2019 — was in the middle of a spirited exchange with the conservative talk-radio host David Webb about racial preferences in hiring. Webb argued — as conservatives of many different races argue! — that race should not be a factor in such decisions, which should be based strictly on qualifications. “That’s a whole ’nother long conversation about white privilege,” she sniffed.
POSTED JANUARY 17, 2019 6:30 AM
|How much?!? See a state-by-state breakdown of maximum predicted snowfall
The storm is expected to deliver snow accumulations that could be the largest snowfall of the season in some places.
POSTED JANUARY 18, 2019 6:08 PM
|May Said to Promise Brexiteers She Won't Cave: Brexit Update
(Bloomberg) -- Follow @Brexit, sign up to our Brexit Bulletin, and tell us your Brexit story.
POSTED JANUARY 17, 2019 1:31 PM