Haley book blasts UN migration pact for focus on climate change: ‘Give me a break’

Former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley, in her newly released book, defended the Trump administration’s decision to pull out of the United Nations’ global migration pact — arguing that it would have eliminated the distinction between legal and illegal immigration, and sharply questioning its focus on issues like climate change. The U.S. withdrew from the drafting of the U.N.’s Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration in December 2017. The document, which was adopted by the global body a year later in Morocco, saw a host of other countries –including…

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Schiff sets stage for impeachment hearings, warns GOP about going after Bidens

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff set the stage for the first public hearings as part of the impeachment inquiry by vowing to keep questions at Wednesday’s lead-off session focused on the Ukraine controversy — in an implicit shot at Republican members who have signaled an interest in turning the tables on Democrats as they defend President Trump. “It is important to underscore that the House’s impeachment inquiry, and the Committee, will not serve as venues for any Member to further the same sham investigations into the Bidens or into debunked conspiracies about…

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Supreme Court divided over future of DACA program as justices weigh Trump bid to end program

The future of the DACA program for young illegal immigrants remained uncertain as the Supreme Court on Tuesday appeared to lack consensus on whether the Trump administration’s plans to rescind legal protections for so-called Dreamers were proper. The cases were debated during 80 minutes of tense oral arguments. No side appeared to command a clear majority of justices over what has become a major test of executive power on the contentious issue of immigration reform. TRUMP OPENS DOOR TO DACA ‘DEAL’ IF SUPREME COURT RULES HIS WAY IN LANDMARK CASE At issue is…

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Boris Johnson sends ‘distress signal’ to voters with upside down flag

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Boris Johnson’s general election ‘distress signal’ has been sent around the world as his bungling team appeared to fly the Union flag upside down. An eagle-eyed viewer pointed out that video footage from the Prime Minister’s election launch speech showed the flag fluttering the wrong way round. But it also appears as though the flag is upside down in the Conservative Party’s official ‘Get Brexit Done’ placards. The placards were waved by…

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Uni lecturer ‘reported to police’ for encouraging students to vote

Students are being encourage to vote on 12 December (Picture: Getty) University lecturers across the UK say they have faced abuse online for encouraging students to vote. The student vote could be a deciding factor in a number of key marginal constituencies in December’s general election, so academics are keen they get their say. But Nottingham Trent University professor Carrie Paechter told the Guardian she was targeted with angry threats after encouraging students to register to vote. She tweeted that students could register to vote at both their home and…

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Mulvaney backs out of legal battle over House subpoena, still won’t cooperate

An attorney for Mick Mulvaney says the acting White House chief of staff has changed his mind and will not join a lawsuit seeking a court order to settle the issue of whether he must comply with a congressional subpoena in the impeachment inquiry of President Trump or follow White House instructions not to cooperate. Mulvaney had previously filed a motion to join the lawsuit brought by former White House deputy national security adviser Charles Kupperman, who sued last month ahead of his scheduled testimony before the House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs and…

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Supreme Court lets Sandy Hook families’ lawsuit against gunmaker proceed

The Supreme Court, in an order released Tuesday, allowed families of Sandy Hook victims to proceed with a lawsuit against gun manufacturer Remington Arms despite the company’s claims that it was protected from liability by federal law. After the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled 4-3 in March — citing one of the few exemptions to the federal law — that Remington could be sued under state law over its marketing practices, Remington petitioned the Supreme Court to reverse the ruling. The gunmaker argued that the state court’s interpretation of the marketing exemption is, “intolerable given Congress’s ‘intention…

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ICIG complaint alleges Trump-Ukraine whistleblower may be soliciting illicit donations

EXCLUSIVE: A newly filed complaint to the Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG) alleges that the whistleblower whose allegations touched off House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry may have violated federal law by indirectly soliciting more than a quarter-million dollars from mostly anonymous sources via a GoFundMe page. The complaint, which was filed last week and obtained by Fox News, alleged the donations from roughly 6,000 individuals “clearly constitute” gifts to a current intelligence official that may be restricted because of the employee’s official position pursuant to 5 CFR 2635.203 and other statutes. To date, the GoFundMe has raised over…

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