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Chancellor and Boris in all-out Brexit war

The Cabinet split over Brexit erupted into a bitter all-out war last night after allies of Boris Johnson went on the attack against Philip Hammond. In an unprecedented clash between the great offices of state, the Foreign Secretary’s supporters claimed that Theresa May’s Florence speech had thwarted the Chancellor’s bid to lock Britain into a five-year transition period after Brexit. Mr Hammond’s camp reacted swiftly and furiously, calling it ‘total bulls***’. Mr Johnson’s allies then claimed that his bombshell article last weekend had stopped Mr Hammond from forcing the Prime Minister…

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Pence targets Democratic Indiana senator with tax speech

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Vice President Mike Pence returned to his home state on Friday to make the Republican case for an overhaul of the federal tax code, while calling on Democratic Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly to get on board with the effort. “There’s an old joke that says the tax code is 10 times the length of the Bible, with none of the good news,” Pence said before turning his attention to Donnelly, who was in attendance. “Indiana needs this tax cut. Hardworking Hoosiers need this tax cut,” Pence said….

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The Latest: Carson praises Ala. Senate candidate Roy Moore

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – The Latest on xxxxxxx (all times local): 6 p.m. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is praising Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore just hours before President Donald Trump is set to headline a campaign rally for Moore’s rival. President Donald Trump gestures as he walks to board Air Force One to travel to Huntsville, Ala., for a campaign rally for Senate candidate Luther Strange, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in Morristown, N.J. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) But a close confidant says it’s not an endorsement. In a…

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The big winners in Trump’s White House are formidable

Donald Trump isn’t given credit for much – but one area in which he’s certainly performed far better than expected has been his hiring of women. It was widely predicted that his presidential bid was finished when a lurid recording leaked in which he bragged to a male TV colleague about groping women — prompting a string of victims to come forward and accuse him of targeting them in the past.  Women, who marched in their millions in protest, feared such a shameless misogynist would marginalise them. And yet, as…

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U.S. senator asks FBI if it warned Trump campaign about Russian meddling

WASHINGTON, Sept 21 (Reuters) – The head of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee has asked the FBI whether it warned Donald Trump’s presidential campaign about alleged attempts by Russia to infiltrate the campaign. Republican Senator Chuck Grassley’s office said on Thursday he wrote to Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Christopher Wray asking whether the agency provided “defensive briefings” to Trump’s team given its ongoing investigation of Paul Manafort, Trump’s campaign manager. “If the FBI did provide a defensive briefing or similar warning to the campaign, then that would raise important…

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Donald Trump’s address to UN and India’s place in world

US President Donald Trump‘s address to the UN General Assembly was unique — he minced no words in conveying his intentions in respect of how he intended to use power in international dealings that threaten his government and its allies. That China has termed his threat to North Korea as ‘unhelpful’ only goes to show that both nations are maintaining a posture of ‘strategic reliability’ with their friends.  Behaviour This is indicative of behaviour of powerful nations in international power equations that have been traced by Henry Kissinger in his…

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2nd teenager planning to run for Kansas governor

PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. (AP) – A second Kansas teenager says he wants to run for governor next year. Tyler Ruzich, of Prairie Village, who will turn 17 next week, filed campaign papers with the state this week. He is a junior at Shawnee Mission North High School. The Hutchinson News reports Ruzich considers himself a moderate Republican but says he is still developing specific policy positions. Another 16-year-old, Jack Bergeson of Wichita, is running for the Democratic nomination for governor. Ruzich says he contacted Bergeson, who encouraged him to run….

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Trump says he’s devoting his heart & soul to a peace deal

President Donald Trump says he’s giving Middle East peace talks his all. ‘It’s a complex subject, always been considered the toughest deal of all, peace between Israel and the Palestinians, the toughest of all, but I think we have a very, very good chance, and I certainly will devote everything within, within my heart and within my soul to get that deal made,’ he told Palestine‘s Mahmoud Abbas. Trump said Wednesday as he sat down with Abbas in New York for another round of discussions that he believes peace can be…

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Senior Tory warns party needs youth wing to combat Corbyn

Sir Eric Pickles (pictured) has said the Tories need a youth wing to counter Jeremy Corbyn’s backing from students The Tories must set up a youth wing to counter Jeremy Corbyn’s appeal, an internal review has found. Sir Eric Pickles will demand the move as part of a report into June’s election disaster. The former Cabinet minister says Labour made all the running partly because of failures in Tory organisation and a huge surge in support from students attracted by policies on tuition fees. He wants the group to spearhead…

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Guatemala Congress repeals bill that cut campaign penalties

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) – Guatemalan lawmakers on Friday repealed a recently passed bill that reduced the punishment for illegal campaign financing and set off a storm among government opponents who called it a reversal in the fight against impunity. The reforms to the penal code approved by Congress on Wednesday were overturned with the support of 130 of 158 deputies. The repealed legislation lowered sentences for campaign financing crimes from 12 to 10 years and said that 10-year sentences could commuted by paying a fine. Prosecutors and the International Commission…

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