Thursday, 24 January, 2019

Manchin: US Has No Better Ally Than Israel

The BDS movement is a worldwide one seen here at a protest in Germany The BDS movement is a worldwide one seen here at a protest in Germany
Jeannette Daniel | 09 January, 2019, 16:07

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer opposed proceeding to the legislation.

Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown, a Democrat, live-tweeted the president's speech, echoed Schumer's characterization of the shutdown as a outcome of a presidential "temper tantrum" and punctuated each message with #FactsMatter. Some 800,000 federal workers are about to miss their first paycheck, and money for programs including food stamps and federal housing assistance is at risk of drying up after funding for a quarter of the government ran out December 22.

That first real Senate vote of the Congress, which is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, is on a motion by McConnell to short-circuit any potential filibusters on the motion to proceed to a bundle of foreign policy bills held over from 2018 that have had bipartisan support ...

Republicans increased their Senate majority to 53 to 47 in November's elections, but they still needed at least seven Democratic "yes" votes for the act to move ahead.

Rubio also charged Sen. A Democratic committee aide said Engel expects to see House action on the bill soon.

US Senate Democrats on Tuesday blocked a contentious bill regarding Middle East Policy proposed by Senator Marco Rubio that had been sparking debate in the states over the boycott, divestment, and sanctions movement.

Democrats and President Trump are launching an aggressive public relations campaign in hopes of winning popular support as the 18-day partial government shutdown drags on with no resolution in sight. We have provided a number of ways to do that.

In any event, the administration isn't alone in contemplating unilateral actions.

"Instead of wasting time on this unconstitutional bill, the Senate should instead focus on reopening the government by voting on the federal funding package the House passed last week, " she added.

Republican leader says opposition to border security funding is partisan spite.

More news: Golden Globes: Fiji Water Girl's Identity Revealed

The Anti-Defamation League released a statement in response to Tlaib's tweet: 'Representative Tlaib's tweet regarding the pending bill on the Senate floor has been interpreted by some as suggesting that Jews or Members of Congress, such as the sponsors of the bill, are more loyal to Israel than to their own country, ' the organization said.

The Strengthening America's Security in the Middle East Act of 2019 combines several Middle East-related items into a single bill, including Syria withdrawal and financial aid to Israel. Other Democratic senators who supported the substance of the bill followed suit.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said a new batch of polling shows voters back Democrats or want a compromise now.

"The Senate should vote on nothing else until we vote to reopen the government".

With more than 130,000 federal workers and multiple department and agency offices located there, Maryland is among the states most affected by the shutdown. "As leaders, we can't just whistle past the graveyard of this crisis".

But Democrats were split over the addition of Republican Sen. Kamala Harris, New Jersey Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Sen.

They are also supported by key liberal outside groups, including the Center for American Progress, Indivisible and the AFL-CIO, although this strategy hasn't been backed caucus-wide. "We've never had a better ally. Schumer to suddenly block security assistance to Israel simply because he can't work out his differences with President Trump on an unrelated matter".

One of the main goals of establishing a state with Jewish sovereignty was to create a place for Jewish refugees to go in times of persecution, and to have a country to protect them. "It's a political stunt, it always was", Connolly said.

This article was written by Seung Min Kim, Erica Werner and Jeff Stein, a reporter for The Washington Post.

Recommended

  • Fortnite Summer Smash Is Coming To the Australian Open

    Fortnite Summer Smash Is Coming To the Australian Open

    Content creators Kathleen "Loserfruit" Belsten, Lachlan, Muselk, Lazarbeam and MrFreshAsian have all signed on for the event. At this time, the event is only open to residents of Australia and New Zealand aged 16 or older.
    Fluctuating income may up heart disease risk

    Fluctuating income may up heart disease risk

    Stressful events may contribute to obesity, a risk factor for high blood pressure and heart disease. A fluctuating income can increase a person's risk for heart disease, a new study suggests.
    New York weatherman fired over racial slur in forecast

    New York weatherman fired over racial slur in forecast

    The Rochester Association of Black Journalists (RABJ) also issued a statement Sunday condemning the use of the racial slur on air. Martin Luther King , Jr.is one of America's greatest heroes - for whom I, and all of us at News10NBC, have the utmost respect.
  • Scott Morrison shoe photoshop fail gives Australian prime minister two left feet

    Scott Morrison shoe photoshop fail gives Australian prime minister two left feet

    The prime minister responded to the edited photo with a lighthearted joke and showed his scuffed up runners in all their glory. It's not the only online gaffe Mr Morrison's cabinet had made since he took the top job.
    Golden Globe Awards winners surprise movie critics, pundits

    Golden Globe Awards winners surprise movie critics, pundits

    The Freddie Mercury movie took home Golden Globes for both its nominations in the Best Drama Picture and Best Drama Actor categories.
    Trevor Lawrence's girlfriend predicted Clemson title in 2017

    Trevor Lawrence's girlfriend predicted Clemson title in 2017

    Clemson finished No. 1 in The Associated Press poll for the third time after routing Alabama in the national championship game. Clemson, unsurprisingly, is expected to start the 2019 college football season ranked No. 1 in the country.
  • Trump Calls Border Security a ‘Crisis’ as Democrats Challenge Claims

    Trump Calls Border Security a ‘Crisis’ as Democrats Challenge Claims

    Almost half the GOP Senate caucus is up for re-election next year, putting added pressure on them to get the shutdown over with. The president has been saying there's a "crisis" at the border practically since he first started campaigning for president.
    Ransom sought as Norwegian millionaire's wife kidnapped

    Ransom sought as Norwegian millionaire's wife kidnapped

    A real estate investor, he owns 70 per cent of electricity company Elkraft which he co-founded in 1992, Norwegian media reported. Married to a real estate and energy magnate, Anne-Elisabeth Falkevik Hagen, 68, disappeared on October 31, police said.
    President Abbas' meeting with Egypt's el-Sisi focus of dailies — Newspaper Review

    President Abbas' meeting with Egypt's el-Sisi focus of dailies — Newspaper Review

    Commenting on the Egyptian president's decision to appear in the show, Elgindy said that el-Sisi "to a certain extent. feels a little bit more emboldened" with Donald Trump at the White House.
  • Tigers stem Tide in championship rout

    Tigers stem Tide in championship rout

    Clemson finished No. 1 in The Associated Press poll for the third time after routing Alabama in the national championship game. But after winning their second national championship in three seasons, Clemson is challenging Alabama's national supremacy.
    Acer Predator Triton 900 $4000 gaming laptop

    Acer Predator Triton 900 $4000 gaming laptop

    On the inside, the Predator Triton 900 comes with Intel's 8th-gen Core i7 processor , 16GB RAM, and 1TB SSD storage . The smaller Triton 500 will be more practical and affordable for most people looking for a portable gaming machine.
    Oracle’s Larry Ellison reveals $1-billion stake in Tesla

    Oracle’s Larry Ellison reveals $1-billion stake in Tesla

    The agency said this and other claims the CEO made on August 7 were false and misleading and affected Tesla's stock. Ellison is the world's sixth richest man according to Forbes and was often cited as a major investor in Tesla.

Kevin Hart Issues New Apology To The LGBTQ Community Over Offensive Remarks Kevin Hart Issues New Apology To The LGBTQ Community Over Offensive Remarks The veteran comedian has shut down the idea of replacing Kevin Hart to host next month's Oscars ceremony. But in the fight for equality, that means that there has to be an acceptance for change".

Ashleigh Barty beats No. 1 Simona Halep at Sydney International Ashleigh Barty beats No. 1 Simona Halep at Sydney International Earlier on Wednesday, Samantha Stosur was knocked out in a two-sets-to-one loss to Switzerland's Timea Bacsinszky. She had to save nine of the 11 break points she offered up to Halep's seven, but served five aces to prevail.

J. Cole confirms he’s recording a third Dreamville collaborative album J. Cole confirms he’s recording a third Dreamville collaborative album So nearly all the artists replied affirmatively that they indeed were looking forward to working with J Cole. On the very top of the poster are a number of artists who have received their invitation for the same.

Fiji Water Girl steals the limelight at the Golden Globes Fiji Water Girl steals the limelight at the Golden Globes Before being a viral meme on the red carpet, Kelleth Cuthbert starred in the Arkell's music video for "11:11" back in 2015. With a tray of Fiji water in hand and clad in a head-turning blue dress, her job was to attract attention to the brand.

Lindsay Lohan Says She's Written a Treatment for Mean Girls 2 Lindsay Lohan Says She's Written a Treatment for Mean Girls 2 Lohan has featured in an MTV reality show about her own beach house, although her life has been a reality show of its own kind. As for whether a Mean Girls sequel could be on the cards, Lindsay Lohan was more than enthusiastic.

Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul issued showcause notice Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul issued showcause notice Faced with growing outrage, the Indian cricket board, the BCCI, had issued a show cause notice to both the cricketers. Pandya appeared on the show, hosted by film-maker Karan Johar , with his India teammate KL Rahul .

Patrick McCaw's signing Cleveland Cavaliers reviewed National Basketball Association Patrick McCaw's signing Cleveland Cavaliers reviewed National Basketball Association The Cavaliers signed McCaw to a non-guaranteed two-year, $6-million offer sheet December 28 that went unmatched by Golden State. On December 28, guard Patrick McCaw signed a two-year, $6 million offer sheet with the Cleveland Cavaliers .

'Game of Thrones' Prequel Series Casts 8 Rising Stars 'Game of Thrones' Prequel Series Casts 8 Rising Stars Both will executive produce, alongside SJ Clarkson ( The Defenders , Jessica Jones , HBO's Succession ). Martin and Bryan Cogman; and producers are Chris Newman, Greg Spence and Lisa McAtackney.

Irish passport among most powerful | Ireland Irish passport among most powerful | Ireland The Japanese passport is this year's most powerful, with holders permitted to access 190 countries without obtaining a visa. The UK and the U.S. continue to lose ground in the ranking, now occupying the 6th place (185 countries).

Kate Middleton birthday: How will the Duchess of Cambridge spend 37th birthday? Kate Middleton birthday: How will the Duchess of Cambridge spend 37th birthday? Rather, William will be carrying out his first official royal engagement of 2019, involving a charity very close to his heart. William also served almost five years as a helicopter pilot with the RAF's Search and Rescue Force.

John Travolta finally ditches wig to reveal baldness John Travolta finally ditches wig to reveal baldness Another said; "Bald is really, really attractive !" while another wrote, "Promise to never cover up again unless it is for a role!"

New auto sales see biggest fall since 2008 New auto  sales see biggest fall since 2008 Consumers continued to ditch diesel cars for automobiles seen as more environmentally-friendly. She went back to the data, nearly 30 per cent reflecting the development in other countries.

European Union issues sanctions on Iran over assassination plots European Union issues sanctions on Iran over assassination plots France a year ago imposed sanctions on two suspected Iranian agents and others from Iran's ministry of intelligence and security. Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen tweeted shortly after, saying the EU's decision was "very encouraging".

Jamie Carragher's tweet on Liverpool's third-round FA Cup exit vs Wolves Jamie Carragher's tweet on Liverpool's third-round FA Cup exit vs Wolves We wanted to win this game to go to the next round, but the FA Cup is like this: you lose the game and you are out. It's easy saying it in an interview, we have to do it on the pitch at the weekend".

Oil Rises 3 percent; Lifted by OPEC Cuts Oil Rises 3 percent; Lifted by OPEC Cuts Futures for the US benchmark contract posted the lengthiest win streak since an eight-session period ended July 3, 2017. The crude prices have declined by 40% after declaring the 4 year high, which was over $76 per barrel.