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A Republican congressman is praising President Donald Trump's decision to delay a new policy allowing trophies of African elephants shot for sport to be brought into the country but says more needs to be done to protect the animals from extinction. WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's decision to delay new policy on importation of elephant trophies from two African countries (all times local): 11:30 a.m. A Republican congressman is praising President Donald Trump's decision to delay a new policy allowing trophies of African elephants shot for sport to be brought into the country. But Rep. Vern Buchanan, who co-chairs the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus, says more needs to be done to protect African elephants from extinction. He says sport hunting of the endangered species is "shameful" and calls for a permanent ban. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Thursday it would allow the importation of elephant trophies from Zambia and Zimbabwe, arguing that encouraging wealthy big-game hunters to kill the animals would help raise money for conservation programs. After animal rights advocates and environmental groups criticized the decision, Trump said late Friday he was delaying the new policy until he can review "all conservation facts." ___ 11:20 a.m. President Donald Trump says he's delaying a new policy allowing trophies of African elephants shot for sport to be imported until he can review "all conservation facts." He announced the delay late Friday following criticism from several quarters, including environmentalists, animal rights activists and some lawmakers from his own party. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday it would allow such importation, arguing that encouraging wealthy big-game hunters to kill the threatened species would help raise money for conservation programs. Animal rights advocates and environmental groups criticized the decision. California Rep. Ed Royce, the Republican chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, urged the administration to reverse the policy, calling it the "wrong move at the wrong time." Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Administration asked to clarify its official position on women whose allegations surfaced during campaign and which president has called ‘fake news’ The White House’s “official position” on the sexual misconduct allegations against Donald Trump that came out during the presidential campaign is that all of the women were lying, a spokesperson said. At a briefing on Friday, which came amid a series of sexual harassment scandals across the country, a CBS News reporter noted that Trump has called the allegations from at least 16 women “fake news”, and asked: “Is the official White House position that all of these women are lying?” Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders responded: “Yeah, we’ve been clear on that from the beginning, and the president has spoken on it.” She did not comment further and quickly moved on to another question. Trump has repeatedly brushed aside the accusations of sexual harassment and assault that emerged during the presidential race last year after the leak of a 2005 Access Hollywood tape in which he bragged about kissing women without their consent and saying stars like him could “grab them by the pussy”. The allegations against the president have received renewed attention in recent weeks following an avalanche of sexual misconduct allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. The scandal has rippled in a wide range of industries, inspiring survivors of sexual violence to share stories and call out predators under the hashtag #MeToo. Sanders’ comment came days after Mark Halperin, a prominent political journalist, was accused of sexual harassment by five women who worked with him while he was an executive at ABC News. MSNBC suspended Halperin, who has apologized for inappropriate behavior. Weinstein was recently fired from his company and expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. A number of powerful men have also faced consequences this month in the wake of a stream of harassment and misconduct allegations, including the publisher of Artforum magazine and a prominent editor at the New Republic. Advertisement Trump’s accusers and others have pointed out that the president, however, has faced no consequences for the public allegations of misconduct that women raised last year. Some of the women who came forward with claims against Trump during the campaign spoke to the Guardian this month about watching Weinstein and others fall. “Mr Trump was able to slough off the whole thing and that was very disappointing,” Jessica Leeds said in a recent interview. (She had accused Trump of assaulting her on a plane in the early 1980s). “I wish personally that the Weinstein story would have some effect on the Trump story, but to some degree Hollywood and the glamor machine is kind of a different category.” Cathy Heller, who told the Guardian last year that Trump forcibly kissed her when they first met, said: “Many of the women who accused Weinstein are famous actresses and I think because of that, their stories had more heft. Ordinary women put up with this all the time.” Asked about the recent revelation that the Trump campaign had been subpoenaed over a sexual assault allegation, the president said: “All I can say is it’s totally fake news. It’s just fake. It’s fake. It’s made-up stuff, and it’s disgraceful.”
The United States will never accept a nuclear-armed North Korea and any nuclear attack by Pyongyang will meet a massive military response, the US defence chief warned. James Mattis made the comments in Seoul, South Korea, on Saturday at a joint press conference with his counterpart Song Young-moo, a day after visiting the demilitarised zone that has divided the two Koreas since the 1950-53 war on the peninsula. "Make no mistake - any attack on the United States or our allies will be defeated," Mattis said. "Any use of nuclear weapons will be met with a massive military response. "I can't imagine a condition under which the United States will accept North Korea as a nuclear power… Our combined effort is to deter that sort of threat or to have military options - many different military options - that would realistically reduce that threat as low as possible. And yes, we do have those options," the defence secretary said. The North's official Rodong Sinmun newspaper accused the US and South Korea on Saturday of "crazily beating the drum of confrontation". Using the acronym for the country's official name, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, it added "no force can ever check the strenuous advance of the DPRK … demonstrating its dignity as a nuclear power." In a commentary on Friday, the official Korean Central News Agency warned the US, South Korea, and Japan against "militarist ambition The US "eggs its junior allies on to come out as cannon fodder", it said, adding the three countries "must clearly understand that retaliation of justice will ensue the reckless military action". Tensions on the divided peninsula have heightened in recent months after a flurry of intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) tests and the North's sixth and most powerful nuclear detonation last month. The US fears Pyongyang's nuclear capabilities will soon reach the point where it can fire a nuclear-tipped ICBM that is able to hit the US mainland. President Donald Trump has warned the US will "totally destroy" the communist country if it attacks the US or its allies in the Asia-Pacific region. For its part, North Korea has condemned repeated US-South Korean military exercises off the peninsula, which it says are a prelude to a military strike aimed at decapitating regime of leader Kim Jong-un. Al Jazeera's Tony Birtley, reporting from Seoul, said despite Mattis' strong language on Saturday, the Pentagon chief did stress diplomacy was the preferred way forward. "He is working in a highly tense situation now. The ante has been upped considerably in the last few weeks," said Birtley. "With President Trump visiting on November 7-8, some people believe that will be a catalyst from some kind of response. The foreign minister of North Korea has intimated there could be an atmospheric nuclear test - maybe that could happen during President Trump's visit."
Hillary Clinton has said the vote for Brexit, and specifically the false claims made in the EU referendum campaign, were a forerunner of her defeat to Donald Trump in last year’s US presidential election. During an interview for BBC One’s Andrew Marr Show, she said: “Looking at the Brexit vote now, it was a precursor to some extent of what happened to us in the United States.” Referring to “the amount of fabricated, false information that your voters were given by the leave campaign,” she said: “You know, the big lie is a very potent tool, and we’ve somewhat kept it at bay in western democracies, partly because of the freedom of the press. Obviously there have always been newspapers who leaned right or leaned left and they kind of counterbalanced each other. But given the absolutely explosive spread of online news and sites that have sprung up that are very effective at propagating false stories, we’ve got some thinking to do ... there has to be some basic level of fact and evidence in our politics. Well, frankly, in all parts of our society.” The EU referendum and the US presidential election campaigns last year were both marked by a slew of dubious claims calibrated to appeal to key sections of the electorate, and targeted social media advertising. Fingers have been pointed at the role allegedly played by Russia, but domestic actors are also implicated. Clinton noted that Nigel Farage had campaigned for Trump as well as for Britain leaving the EU. Questions have been raised about the role of Cambridge Analytica, a data mining and analysis company, in both the US election and the EU referendum. The same firm, of which Trump’s former chief strategist, Steve Bannon, was a board member, earned £5m from the Trump campaign for a contract trying to swing voters. Clinton’s campaign and those of Barack Obama in previous years also employed behavioural profiling companies.
Leaked report, citing concerns of retaliation over ‘perceptions of police brutality against African Americans’, prompts fears of crackdown on activists The US government has declared “black identity extremists” a violent threat, according to a leaked report from the FBI’s counter-terrorism division. The assessment, obtained by Foreign Policy, has raised fears about federal authorities racially profiling activists and aggressively prosecuting civil rights protesters. The report, dated August 2017 and compiled by the Domestic Terrorism Analysis Unit, said: “The FBI assesses it is very likely Black Identity Extremist (BIE) perceptions of police brutality against African Americans spurred an increase in premeditated, retaliatory lethal violence against law enforcement and will very likely serve as justification for such violence.” Incidents of “alleged police abuse” have “continued to feed the resurgence in ideologically motivated, violent criminal activity within the BIE movement”. The FBI’s dedicated surveillance of black activists follows a long history of the US government aggressively monitoring protest movements and working to disrupt civil rights groups, but the scrutiny of African Americans by a domestic terrorism unit was particularly alarming to some free speech campaigners. “When we talk about enemies of the state and terrorists, with that comes an automatic stripping of those people’s rights to speak and protest,” said Mohammad Tajsar, staff attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union. “It marginalizes what are legitimate voices within the political debate that are calling for racial and economic justice.” The document has emerged at a time of growing concerns about Donald Trump’s links to the far right and white nationalists, and increasing anxieties about his administration’s efforts to further criminalize communities of color and shield police from scrutiny. Anti-Trump protesters and Black Lives Matter activists have continued to face harsh prosecutions and close federal monitoring. The FBI did not immediately respond to the Guardian’s request for comment on Friday, but defended its tracking of “black identity extremists” in a statement to Foreign Policy, claiming the “FBI cannot initiate an investigation based solely on an individual’s race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, or the exercise of First Amendment rights”. Advertisement The FBI’s report noted specific cases of recent violence against police, most notably Micah Johnson, a 25-year-old shooter in Dallas who killed five officers and said he was targeting white people and law enforcement. Black Lives Matter – a movement protesting the disproportionate killings of black citizens by police in the US – had no ties to Johnson or other targeted killings of police and has condemned those shootings. The number of police officers killed on the job also remains a fraction of the number of citizens killed by officers each year, and statistics suggest that more white offenders than black offenders kill officers. The new FBI report said “BIE violence” peaked in the 1960s and 1970s “in response to changing socioeconomic attitudes and treatment of blacks”, adding that possible indicators today for “BIEs posing a violent threat to law enforcement” include “violent anti-white rhetoric” and “attempts to acquire illegal weapons or explosives”. BIE appears to be a very new term within law enforcement, Foreign Policy noted. Elsa Waithe, a comedian and activist with Black Lives Matter, said she feared the FBI’s classification could deter people from joining protests and further “criminalize anyone who is already in the movement”. She noted that she often wears a “black power” button and could easily see the FBI labeling her as a threat as a result: “The term ‘black identity extremist’ is so vague on purpose … If I wanted to do a picnic for black folks, is this now some sort of terrorist activity?” But law enforcement threats would not discourage her, she said. “This changes nothing. For some people, this means we fight harder.” Some reports have suggested that the Trump administration has also pushed to focus counter-terrorism efforts solely on Islamist extremism and no longer target white supremacist groups. The president further faced significant backlash in August for saying there were “very fine people” on both sides of a neo-Nazi rally where a civil rights activist was killed by an alleged white nationalist. Advertisement The FBI document seemed to be aligned with far-right figures who have increasingly called Black Lives Matter a terrorist group, some comparing it to the Ku Klux Klan, noted Tajsar. DeRay Mckesson, a prominent Black Lives Matter activist, likened the “black identity extremist” monitoring to the FBI’s highly controversial domestic counterintelligence program known as Cointelpro, which was used to target political groups and activists like the NAACP, Martin Luther King Jr, socialist and communist groups and anti-war protesters. “We knew that we were likely being watched,” said Mckesson, who has spoken out about being monitored by the US government and FBI. “This is confirmation that the work of social justice continues to threaten those in power.”
The National Rifle Association has broken its silence four days after the deadliest mass shooting in recent US history to call for “additional regulations” on bump-fire stocks, which the Las Vegas shooter used to turn his semi-automatic rifles into rapid-fire weapons. But alongside the rare concession, the NRA also suggested it was time for further relaxation of laws permitting Americans to carry concealed firearms. Bump stocks sell out across US as ban looms after Las Vegas shooting Read more “The NRA believes that devices designed to allow semi-automatic rifles to function like fully-automatic rifles should be subject to additional regulations,” Wayne LaPierre and Chris Cox, the group’s two leading figures, said in a joint statement. The NRA pair blamed the Obama administration for approving the devices for sale “on at least two occasions”, and called on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives “to immediately review whether these devices comply with federal law”. The NRA’s suggestion comes after Republican lawmakers indicated they might support a ban on the devices. Firearms enthusiasts called bump-fire stocks a novelty device that made guns hard to fire accurately, and said they had no real self-defense value. But in the same statement, the NRA claimed gun control laws would not stop further attacks, and called on Congress to pass a law that would make it easier for owners to carry weapons across state lines – a measure that would gut local restrictions on gun carrying and might make it legal for tourists to carry their firearms on the New York City subway. Passing this “right-to-carry reciprocity” law, the NRA argued, “will allow law-abiding Americans to defend themselves and their families from acts of violence”. The NRA said banning guns “will do nothing to prevent future attacks – a fact that has been proven time and again in countries across the world”. Researchers who study the effects of major gun restrictions – including in Australia, which saw a decline in murders and no further large-casualty mass shootings after buying back hundreds of thousands of guns in the wake of the Port Arthur massacre in 1996 – would probably disagree. Moves in Congress In Washington, Republican leaders said they would consider restrictions on bump stocks, raising the prospect of the first US gun control legislation for years. “Fully automatic weapons have been banned for a long time,” the House speaker, Paul Ryan, told MSNBC on Thursday. “Apparently, this [the bump stock] allows you to take a semi-automatic and turn it into a fully automatic. So clearly that’s something we need to look into.” The mass shooting on Sunday night in Las Vegas that left 58 victims plus the gunman dead and wounded nearly 500 has reopened debate around the need for tougher gun laws. Officials said 12 of the rifles authorities recovered from the hotel suite used by gunman Stephen Paddock were fitted with bump stocks. “I didn’t even know what they were until this week,” said Ryan, a frequent hunter. “I think we’re quickly coming up to speed with what this is.” He offered no other details about what action the Republican-controlled House might take or what the timeline would be. But the remarks signalled a shift for a party that has thwarted legislative reform even as the horrors of Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook and Orlando have piled up. Nevertheless, for many anti-gun activists, curtailing these devices would be the minimum Congress could do. If that’s the only action we take after 58 Americans are shot and killed, we should be ashamed of ourselves Shannon Watts, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, said: “Of course bump stocks should be prohibited, but if that’s the only action we take after 58 Americans are shot and killed and hundreds more injured, we should be ashamed of ourselves. “We’ll work with legislators interested in prohibiting bump stocks, but we’ll also demand other laws to help save American lives. Now is the time to demand that lawmakers prioritise people over gun manufacturers’ profits.” Ryan’s comments followed a call on Wednesday by the Senate’s No 2 Republican, John Cornyn, for an examination of bump stocks. “I own a lot of guns and as a hunter and sportsman I think that’s our right as Americans, but I don’t understand the use of this bump stock, and that’s another reason to have a hearing,” he said.
JCECE 2018 Application Form has reeled by Jharkhand combined entrance competitive examination. It is useful for the candidates select the examination of their own choice. This exam acquires lots of exam center in Jharkhand. It is a good platform for all the students appearing for this exam. The interested candidates can apply the JCECE 2018 through the online mode and offline mode and make the online process first to fill up the form with the required details. The Jharkhand CET Application Form 2018 will declare in February to March on the official website and get it to fill up easily without any hassle.
JCECE 2018 Application Procedure
The candidate can follow the information bulletin provided on the website. This is useful for filling the application form easily. While filling the form, you can provide the proper details in the JCECE Online Form 2018. The proper details help for the candidate to take the next step of the application process.
How to register online for JCECE 2018
- The Candidate must visit the JCECE official Website and find the link for the application form.
- Then, you can go the link and click on apply online button and ready to fill the form for the registration purpose simply.
- While registration, you must maintain the necessary details like candidate name, father name, date of birth and other details.
- You can upload the scanned images of the latest photo and signature and so the students must maintain the unique photograph and signature.
- Candidate should maintain the scratch-free photograph that will be matched while candidates appearing in the exam hall.
- Candidate needs to scan the photograph and signature with the required dimension as per the instruction provided in the brochure.
- After the above process is completed, the candidate can pay the exam fee by e-challan or through the debit card, net banking and credit cards.
- Finally, you need to get the print the confirmation record. This is used for future reference if they need any kind of information about the application.
JCECE 2018 Application Fee
The application fee can differ for each and every category of the students and group wise. General/ BC I and BC II category candidates can pay the Rs.900. It is applicable for only PCM subject group and SC and ST are for Rs.450.
For the PCB subject group, the application fee is Rs.900 for the general category and Rs.450 for SC and ST category. The students can make the fee before filing the application.
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Sri Venkateswara University has activated a link of APICET Application Form 2018 for those interested eligible students whose aim is to make a career in management and technology. AP ICET 2018 pronounced as Andhra Pradesh Integrated Common Entrance Test. These forms will start to fill from 1st week of March to 2nd week of April for doing post graduation degrees like MBA and MCA. This test will conduct to provide admissions for MBA & MCA colleges of Andhra Pradesh. This entrance test will schedule in the month of May 2018.
AP ICET MBA/ MCA Application Form 2018
Candidates who have passed their graduations or bachelor degrees they can apply online for ICET 2018. Students can get admission into different types of colleges by qualifying this test. Admission will be given based on purely merit system. Topper students can get admission by taking highest rank according to their choice in their desired colleges or university.
Interested & willing students who want to appear this test, they should pay the exam fees. Students should have to pay 450/- fees by debit /credit cards or net banking or by going AP helpline center. Students should have to upload photograph and signature in sizes given in the notifications. Before filling the form let us read various steps to apply the form:-
Online Registration for AP ICET 2018
• You can visit official website e. www.sche.ap.gov.in to click apply online form.
• Candidate must submit their fees online with debit/credit card (MasterCard or Maestro) /net banking by clicking on Fee Payment Tab.
• For payment of fees, candidate has to enter hall ticket number, Name, DOB, Mobile Number, E-Mail ID, Fee amount etc. then click on Initiate Payment button.
• Now you can choose your cards like debit or credit and fill all the details given in the form.
• After successfully payment, a confirmation message will be appeared and the amount will be deducted from the card.
• If any problem occurs during payment process then students must try again for payment of fees. The amount will be deducted only one time from your account.
• Candidate can pay 450/- fees for this exam. Candidate can pay their fees by going nearest APOnline Center.
• Now candidate can know their payment status by entering qualifying examination hall ticket number and mobile number then click on Check payment status.
• After successful payment, you can click to proceed fill the application.
• Candidates can click on fill application form. Now candidates can type father's name, Mother’s name, Gender, Aadhaar Card No., Birth District, Birth state, ration Card No., category, Minority/No-minority, Annual Income of the Parents, address, qualifying examination( 10th and 12th class hall ticket no., month of passing, year of passing), Place of study.
• Now candidate has to enter their test center preferences on their choices.
• You need to upload photograph and signature. The size of colored photograph and signature must not be over than 50KB and 30KB respectively.
• Candidate has to click on declaration box after reading all the instructions & click on save button. Candidates can take print out this application form for future use.
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On the same day her father announced a ban on transgender people from serving in the U.S. military, Ivanka Trump is taking heat for a tweet sent more than a month ago expressing her support for the LGBTQ community. In June, Ivanka Trump tweeted, "I am proud to support my LGBTQ friends and the LGBTQ Americans who have made immense contributions to our society and economy." The tweet received some initial backlash when Twitter users called Ivanka Trump out for supporting "the most anti-LGBTQ+ presidential ticket in recent times," as one Twitter user put it, adding, "Your words mean nothing to us."
You are residing in Delhi and planning to move somewhere in other state. The first thing that will strike in your mind will be the packing of your all belongings and transporting it. According to you shifting along with your family and belongings can make you feel stressful. You should not think so much regarding the issue of packing the stuff and relocating your place.
In the present scenario with the availability of things at an ease, movers and packers agencies in a metropolitan place is easy to hire. So when you have the solution to your problem your stress should not come to you. Relieving your stress on the company workers which you have hired can help you in managing the things with comfort. But the other thing that strikes your mind is the traffic at Delhi border. But when you have hired the expert team to relocate your goods you need not to worry. There are few things that are best on part of the agencies of packing running in Delhi. With increase in competition in market this industry is fastest growing and helping the customers in relocating their things with a comfort.
The customers are now less relaxed as their needs are being fulfilled by these agencies with experts and professionals they have hired. Various benefits these firms are giving to the customers with their best services- From start to finish These firms take the whole responsibility of the customers by packing their stuff in a good and protected way and then transporting it in a safely manner. After that unpacking the stuff and setting it according t6o customers wish. They take all the headache without giving much pain to the hirers. Insurance policy- The best service they are offering is the insurance policy of the products.
Almost all the companies have different policies of insurance some do not give the insurance for glass and plastic stuff. But some firms even give some amount for the plastic and glass too. Experienced team- Team of the company makes the firm grow at a large scale. So in this competitive world every organization wants to grow so they hire the experts and professionals who can serve in a better way. The workers who are familiar with packing do it well without any harm to the things. Planning- The best agencies always work with great coordination and patience. They don’t pack the things in a hurry rather they pack everything with patience. Hassle free shifting- Despite of so much traffic in Delhi the companies are giving 100 percent satisfaction to the customers with their on time shifting. They provide hassle free shifting.
Lakhs of candidates are waiting for the AMUEEE Application Form 2018 which is going to schedule for the academic session for engineering course. AMUEEE is also known as Aligarh Muslim University Engineering Entrance Exam. AMU is famous & premier central university and situated in the middle of Aligarh.
This university ha 12 faculties like Agricultural Sciences, Social Science, Law, Medicine, Theology and Unani Medicine, Engineering, Arts, Management Studies and Research. The application form is different for different streams. The qualification eligibility is different for different courses. The exam will schedule in the offline mode. The minimum age required for this exam is 17 and have the secondary school certificate before 2014. The AMU Engineering Application form can fill up by offline and also by online mode. While applying for multiple courses, candidates have to fill up only one form. AMUEEE 2018 Online Registration • Candidates can check the official website and the link will appear over there.
• If the candidate wants to fill up the form in offline mode then first of all download the form and then fill it manually.
• You can also go for the “Apply” button and read all the instruction carefully and go for the “Click here to continue”.
• Candidates can select “New Registration Candidate”.
• Candidates have registered with their mobile number and email id.
• After this, the authority will send the username and password both to the candidate on their registered mobile number.
• Also, you need to upload the valid certificates, signature as well as thumb impression of the left hand.
• Finally, you can click on the “Save” button & make payment through credit card, debit card or net banking
• Candidates can get the print out of the confirmation page on A4 size paper and keep it with you.
• Candidates no need to send a confirmation page to the authority. Download AMUEEE Application 2018
• First of all, candidates need to download the application from its official website.
• You can attach the copies of certificates, signature and left-hand thumb impression.
• Candidates can also attach the demand draft of fees.
• For the candidates who are applying for this exam in offline mode, they have to send their forms to the university address.
• For offline mode, during filling the forms use black ball point pen.
• You can also attach the demand draft with the documents.
• Candidates can keep all the print out of confirmation page for future reference. AMUEEE 2018 Application Fees
• The application fees for B.Tech is Rs. 550/-, for both B. Tech and B. Arch the fees, is Rs. 650/- and for B.E (evening) the fees is Rs. 350/-.
After the GOP health-care plan failed to garner enough Republican support, President Trump said he would "let Obamacare explode. It is exploding right now,in the Oval Office on March 24.
Budweiser's Super Bowl Commercial About Immigration Is Just What We Need to See Right Now What would Donald Trump think of this Super Bowl commercial? A new one-minute ad from Anheuser-Busch titled "Born the Hard Way" follows the story of its cofounder Adolphus Busch as he travels from Germany to St. Louis in 1857. We see him face rough waters as he crosses the ocean and how he's treated once he gets here, being told, "You're not wanted here, go back home!" "This commercial shows the start of Budweiser's journey, and while it is set in the 1800s, it's a story we believe will resonate with today's entrepreneurial generation — those who continue strive for their dreams," said Budweiser Vice President Ricardo Marques in a press release. Although Marques also said there's no correlation between the ad and Trump's policies, it comes after the president signed two controversial immigration orders during his first week in office: one calling for a border wall between the US and Mexico, and the other that bans all refugees and citizens from seven predominantly Muslim countries.
The White House made a messy attempt on Sunday to control public perceptions of a widening scandal over alleged contacts between aides to Donald Trump and Russian intelligence officials during the 2016 election, alleging that the FBI had dismissed reports of such links. Father of Navy Seal killed in Yemen calls for investigation into 'stupid mission' Read more The scandal has shown little sign of coming under control, with a Republican congressman calling for an independent inquiry, multiple congressional committees pursuing investigations and Trump escalating a war with the media in an apparent attempt at distraction. While the White House has, by its own clumsy admission, been working behind the scenes to try to manage the conduct of Congress and intelligence agencies in the scandal, those efforts have so far backfired. Contacts between the White House chief of staff, Reince Priebus, and top FBI officials have come in for particular criticism as a violation of a necessary line separating the White House from justice department investigations with potential targets inside the administration. On Sunday, a Trump spokeswoman once again tested that line, saying the FBI had dismissed allegations of inappropriate Trump-Russia ties as “BS” – bullshit. “The FBI has already said this story is BS,” Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on ABC’s This Week. “Those were their words, so I apologize to my mom. But literally those are the words of the FBI, that the story is BS.” The FBI has in fact made no public comment on its investigation into alleged contact between Trump associates and Russian operatives, which was first reported two weeks ago by the New York Times and CNN, citing anonymous law enforcement and intelligence community sources. The labelling of the story as “BS” has been attributed to the FBI’s deputy director, Andrew McCabe, by anonymous administration officials. The White House press secretary, Sean Spicer, has confirmed that Priebus had asked top FBI officials to publicly debunk the matter, which they declined to do. Under fire, Trump has lashed out on two fronts. The president attacked the intelligence community over the story, warning that the sources of the leaks that fed the news reports would be punished. But he saved his sharpest attacks for the media, which he called “enemies of the people” in a speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference.
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SANTA FE – While Democrats around the nation were dejected on the day after Election Day, the reconquest of the state House gave Democrats in New Mexico something to smile about. Two years after Republicans seized control of the House of Representatives for the first time in six decades, Democrats took back the chamber by picking up at least four and possibly as many as six GOP-controlled seats, according to unofficial results. That means they could hold a 38-32 advantage – the exact breakdown will depend on the results of several pending vote recounts – in the chamber when the 60-day legislative session starts in January. Democrats also expanded their majority in the 42-member Senate. “It was bittersweet,” said Rep. Antonio “Moe” Maestas, D-Albuquerque, of an election night in which Republican Donald Trump prevailed in a hard-fought presidential race. “We’re overjoyed by the circumstances locally, but devastated by the national scene.” Democrats will also apparently go into next year’s session with a 26-16 advantage in the Senate, having picked up a net of two seats in that chamber. Republican newcomer Greg Baca ousted longtime Senate Democratic floor leader Michael Sanchez of Belen, but Democrats won three GOP-held seats. Meanwhile, top House Republicans expressed disappointment Wednesday about losing their majority in the House after just two years of control but said they were unable to overcome a big Democratic edge in voter turnout. “I don’t think we have anything to be ashamed of – I think everyone did a great job,” said House Speaker Don Tripp, R-Socorro, who will cede his leadership position when Democrats officially take control the House in January. Tripp also vowed to ensure a smooth transition of power, and said he had reached out Tuesday evening via text message to House Minority Leader Brian Egolf, D-Santa Fe, who could be in line to be the next House speaker. Although House Republicans passed bills in the past two years calling for tougher criminal penalties and changes to the state’s labor laws, the focus could shift under a Democratic-controlled House to jobs-related issues, possibly including a higher minimum wage. Approval of a state ethics commission and an overhaul of the state’s system for funding public infrastructure projects could also be on Democrats’ to-do list in the coming session, Maestas said Wednesday. Another consequence of the Democratic takeover of the House is that two-term GOP Gov. Susana Martinez now faces the prospect of spending her final two years in office with a Democratic-controlled House and Senate. In a statement provided to the Journal, Martinez said she had spoken Wednesday with Egolf and planned to meet with him soon.