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Venezuela's government, opposition on deadly collision course

Added: 28.07.2017 15:25 | 0 views | 0 comments

Venezuela's political crisis looks headed for a dangerous showdown Friday, after the opposition called three more days of nationwide protests against President Nicolas Maduro, defying a ban on demonstrations ahead of a controversial weekend vote. The war of words escalated on Thursday, the second day of a 48-hour general strike by Venezuelans angry over Maduro's plans for a Sunday poll to elect a new body to rewrite the constitution. "The regime declared we can't demonstrate... We will respond with the TAKING OF VENEZUELA" through a protest on Friday, the opposition coalition, the Democratic Unity Roundtable, said on its Twitter account.

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Senate slaps new sanctions on Russia, putting Trump in corner

Added: 28.07.2017 15:21 | 0 views | 0 comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate voted almost unanimously on Thursday to slap new sanctions on Russia, putting President Donald Trump in a tough position by forcing him to take a hard line on Moscow or veto the legislation and infuriate his own Republican Party.


GOP blame-game begins after Senate sinks health care drive

Added: 28.07.2017 14:26 | 0 views | 0 comments

Dealing a serious blow to President Donald Trump's agenda, the Senate early Friday rejected a measure to repeal parts of former President Barack Obama's health care law after a night of high suspense in the U.S. Capitol.


White House threatens to shut down briefing over questions on transgender policy shift

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WH press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders threatened to shut down Wednesday’s briefing after several reporters asked for details on President Trump’s new policy

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Transgender US soldiers dare ‘draft dodger’ Donald Trump to kick them out the military

Added: 28.07.2017 14:25 | 1 views | 0 comments

Transgender soldiers are daring Donald Trump to kick them out of the military and criticising him for being a "war dodger". The abrupt ban on transgender people serving in the US military was announced by the US President on Twitter. At least one openly transgender member of the military has vowed to keep serving despite the ban.

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Trump Says Health Care Bill Failure 'Let the American People Down'

Added: 28.07.2017 14:24 | 1 views | 0 comments

President Donald Trump reacted quickly to the defeat of the GOP health care bill, tweeting that "3 Republicans and 48 Democrats let the American people down."


Why Joe Manchin Is Drawing Top-Tier GOP Challengers

Added: 28.07.2017 14:23 | 3 views | 0 comments

, RealClearPolitics
Anyone who follows West Virginia politics knows that Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin is well-liked by constituents. In 2012, he won re-election by 24 percentage points while President Obama lost the state by 27. He bested his opponent by 10 points during the Republican wave of 2010 (winning a special election to succeed Robert Byrd, who died in office), and before that he won the governorship twice. Despite Donald Trump’s 42-point victory in the Mountain State in 2016, handicappers at the Cook Political Report and Sabato’s Crystal Ball rate the 2018 West Virginia Senate race as...

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How McCain tanked Obamacare repeal

Added: 28.07.2017 13:23 | 1 views | 0 comments

The maverick senator delivers a stunning rebuke to President Donald Trump and his own party leadership.


Senate Overwhelmingly Passes New Russian Sanctions

Added: 28.07.2017 12:22 | 1 views | 0 comments

The White House signaled that President Donald Trump might veto the bill, which would limit his authority to lift the sanctions on his own.


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