Has the North East forgotten Margaret Thatcher? – BBC News

May 21, 2017

The name doesn’t seem to mean much to them. It would have been a different story 36 years ago, when the Thatcher government closed Consett’s steel works, with the loss of 3,700 jobs. The devastation inflicted on this remote town high on the edge of the Pennines, where unemployment soared to 36%, made the national news and became a symbol of the harsh medicine the Thatcher government thought it had to administer to Britain’s heavy industries. It sowed the seeds for the …


Trump Reportedly Revealed Classified Info During Meeting With Russian Officials

May 16, 2017

… acting just like Russia. Hes also called on the Justice Department to investigate criminal leaks and accused former President Barack Obama, without any evidence, of leaking information. Mondays report is the latest in a series of revelations detailing Trumps unpredictable style while interacting with foreign counterparts. Those unscripted responses, in some cases even when dealing with longtime U.S. allies, have raised questions in foreign capitals about how reliable an ally the U.S. might …


Trump to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov Wednesday

May 10, 2017

… White House announced, sweeping away the man who is responsible for the bureau’s investigation into whether members of the Trump campaign team colluded with Russia in its alleged interference in last year’s election. The Trump administration attributed Comey’s dismissal to his handling of the investigation into Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s email server, but Democrats ridiculed that notion, raising parallels to Watergate-era firings. Former acting Attorney …


This Is What The New National Teacher Of The Year Wants To Tell Trump

April 21, 2017

Please invite teachers in and talk to them when making policy decisions, Chaffee says she will tell Trump. Im hopeful thats something I would be able to say to him and that he would take me up on it. Chaffee was honored by the Council of Chief State School Officers after a rigorous application process. For the next year, she will travel the nation meeting with teachers and education groups, acting as a spokeswoman and advocate for the profession. In November, when Trump was elected …


Trump’s Erdogan call reflects terrorism focus, White House says

April 19, 2017

Washington (CNN)The Trump administration issued one mightily mixed message Monday. President Donald Trump congratulated Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on a contested referendum that granted him broad new powers and deepened concern about the NATO ally’s growing authoritarianways. Trump’s outreach to Erdogan put him on a very short list of those who praised the results, including Hamas, the Palestinian militant group labeled a terrorist organization by the United States. …


Congress Loves The Syria Strike. But Senators Can’t Say Why Trump Thinks It’s Legal.

April 8, 2017

… via Getty Images Some senators had their own ideas for why they believe the administration was acting legally. Some reasoned the strike was permitted under the 2001 AUMF that Congress passed after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, although that was aimed at al Qaeda and its affiliates, not the Syrian government. Others said Trump is authorized to take such a step under Article II the Constitution, which grants the president his commander-in-chief military powers. I believe the president does have …


Congress didn’t just make your data less safe it has put national security at risk

April 4, 2017

… Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Appointed by President Donald Trump, acting FTC Commissioner Maureen K. Ohlhausen has publicly stated that she believes market based-solutions to varying consumer privacy preferences is the appropriate path forward. In other words, the private sector should create tools to protect the information of privacy-concerned citizens. This likely means that the rollback will lead to a boom for software companies offering security solutions an online privacy microbubble. …


Li Na Land, reality TV and fashion — what China’s tennis pioneer did next

March 31, 2017

(CNN)She may have hung up her tennis racket more than two years ago, but two-time grand slam champion Li Na is still winning big in business. China’s first major singles champion, Li has been busy since she quit tennis in 2014 following a string of injuries. Follow @cnnsport Now 35, Li has since had two children with her husband and former coach, Jiang Shan. Business interests include movie and book deals, her own clothing line in China with long-time sponsor Nike, appearances in …


Crayola is killing off a classic crayon and say goodbye to your childhood

March 29, 2017

The chopping block.Image: lili sams/mashable Sorry to ruin your lives, but Crayola is acting ~cray~ and we really need to address it. Last week, the beloved art supply company that fueled all of your childhood creativity announced it would be doing something huge on March 31 (a.k.a. National Crayon Day). Handing out free art supplies? Organizing the world’s largest craft mob? NOPE. For the first time in over one hundred years, Crayola decided it’s time to retire a color from its …


Tillerson plan to skip NATO, visit Russia puts allies on edge

March 22, 2017

Washington (CNN)The State Department scrambled Tuesday to suggest new dates for Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to attend a meeting of NATO foreign ministers after his plan to skip the annual gathering — but travel to Russia — came to light. Tillerson’s decision to miss his first NATO meeting but visit Russia a week later plunged his department into damage control, frustrated allies and left analysts scratching their heads at an administration that once again is rubbing …


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March 4, 2017

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Sessions recusal: What’s next?

March 3, 2017

… alleged ties between surrogates for Trump’s campaign and Russians. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Thursday that Sessions’ acting deputy attorney general, Dana Boente, should appoint a special prosecutor to oversee the investigation. Ryan: No evidence yet of collusion For example, in 2003, then-Deputy Attorney General James Comey (who is now the FBI director), in his capacity as acting attorney general (upon recusal of Attorney General John …