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Source: The Guradian

Ivanka Trump: senior Democrat calls for investigation into personal email use

Tuesday 21:51 GMT

A senior Democrat has called for an investigation of Ivanka Trump’s use of a personal email account for government business, an act that has been criticized as hypocritical by allies and foes of her father’s administration.

A White House review of Trump’s emails showed that she used her personal email to correspond with federal government staff, cabinet officials and her assistants throughout much of 2017.

Source: CBS News

Lawmakers denounce Trump's backing of Saudis, despite Khashoggi killing

Tuesday 23:41 GMT

The junior senator from Florida stressed that defending human rights is vital to America's national security because human rights violations fuel "mass migration," foster extremism and benefit governments hostile to the U.S.. In a statement, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said the U.S. can't overlook Khashoggi's high-profile killing and alleged dismemberment, and suggested that there was bipartisan support among lawmakers to sanction individuals involved in the assassination, including members of the royal family. "While Saudi Arabia is a strategic ally, the behavior of the Crown Prince – in multiple ways – has shown disrespect for the relationship and made him, in my view, beyond toxic," Graham added.

Source: Global News

Giuliani says Trump submitted written answers to Robert Mueller’s questions

Tuesday 23:41 GMT

U.S. President Donald Trump has submitted written answers to questions from Special Counsel Robert Mueller in his probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 election, Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani said on Tuesday.

Giuliani told Reuters earlier that Trump would respond to questions about whether his campaign conspired with Moscow, not queries related to whether he sought to obstruct the probe while in office, which Mueller is also probing.

Source: The Week

The Democrats are already running scared

Tuesday 21:50 GMT

Now, there are minor rumblings of an uprising against Pelosi, mostly from centrist New Democrats, as she mounts a bid to become House speaker again in the 116th Congress, which will convene in January.

This is Democrats' chance to hold the president accountable and show that they stand for something, even if most of their bills would never see the light of day in a Republican Senate. They could push for any number of big, bold initiatives — Medicare-for-all, aggressive climate policy, investigations into the administration's galling corruption.

Source: Fox News

Trump to campaign for Hyde-Smith in Mississippi as Dems aim to energize black voters

Tuesday 21:50 GMT

“President Trump is so committed to getting out the vote for Cindy Hyde-Smith that he scheduled two rallies in the great State of Mississippi on the day before the run-off election,” Trump campaign chief operating officer Michael Glassner said in a news release. “The President needs all hands on deck on Election Day on November 27 so he can continue to count on Senator Hyde-Smith’s outstanding support for his America First agenda.”

Source: BBC

Don't get stuck with May, Rees-Mogg warns

Tuesday 21:51 GMT

Jacob Rees-Mogg has warned fellow Tory MPs that if they don't ditch Theresa May now she will lead them into the next election, scheduled for 2022.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who had put forward the amendment himself, was among the absentees, having been given permission by his party's whips not to vote.

Source: Fox News

Ryan backs Navy Admiral William McRaven after Trump attack, report says

Tuesday 21:50 GMT

Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., on Monday appeared to side with retired Navy Admiral William McRaven—the official best known for overseeing the Navy SEAL mission to kill Usama bin Laden—after President Trump questioned why McRaven took so long to find the Al Qaeda leader.

Ryan said in a statement on Monday that the U.S. is grateful for McRaven and all members of the military who have served in harm’s way and “have put country before self,” according to The Hill.

Source: CBS News

House Democrats push to end headwear ban as first Muslim women enter Congress

Tuesday 23:40 GMT

House Democrats are calling for the chamber to change its rules about headwear to allow members to wear religious garb such as hijabs, worn by some Muslim women, and kippahs, traditionally worn by Jewish men.

The incoming class of Congress members will include the first two Native American congresswomen, Massachusetts' first black congresswoman, and 29-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, the youngest woman ever elected to Congress.

Source: The Guradian

Theresa May heads to Brussels bolstered by failure of Brexiter revolt

Tuesday 23:41 GMT

Theresa May will meet Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels on Wednesday to try to finalise the political declaration covering future UK-European Union relations after attempts by hard Brexiters to remove her ended in humiliation.

The prime minister’s spokesman said one of the alternative arrangements “could involve technological solutions” – a suggestion reminiscent of the “maximum facilitation” model that was pushed by hard Brexiters but ditched by No 10 earlier this year.

Source: ABC News

Trump submits written responses to special counsel

Tuesday 23:41 GMT

President Donald Trump has submitted his answers to questions from special counsel Robert Mueller, the president’s attorneys told ABC News.

A former campaign aide and three former Trump campaign officials – including his onetime national security adviser Michael Flynn and campaign chairman Paul Manafort – are among those who have pleaded guilty.

Source: Fox News

Karl Rove: Pelosi’s bid to become House speaker on rocky path because of these Democrats

Tuesday 23:41 GMT

Incumbent U.S. House members, representatives-elect, and two Democrats whose House races have yet to be decided – released a letter Monday announcing their opposition to the bid of House Minority Leader Pelosi, D-Calif., to become speaker of the House in January.

All the Democrats who signed the letter said before the election they opposed Pelosi’s election as speaker, but they are not the only Democrats who took this position.

Source: DW

AfD donor scandal: Weidel under official investigation

Tuesday 23:41 GMT

German prosecutors have opened a formal probe into AfD leader Alice Weidel over alleged election campaign donations from Switzerland.

Alice Weidel, the parliamentary group leader of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, is being formally investigated for violating party spending laws, the public prosecutor's office in the southern city of Konstanz announced Tuesday. The AfD branch in Lake Constance is accused of receiving large sums of money from a Swiss company in the leadup to Germany's 2017 general election.

Source: CBS News

After midterm elections, Democrats divided on Pelosi for speaker

Tuesday 22:45 GMT

Democrats nationwide are divided over whether current Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi should become the next speaker of the House.

Amid the aftermath of the midterm elections, Democrats feel more optimistic (72%) about the future of the country over the next two years than either Republicans (57 percent) or independents (61 percent). Most Democrats say their party will focus more on their own agenda, although nearly four in 10 think the party will focus more on investigating President Trump.

Source: The Guradian

Trump plan to curtail asylum claims violates US law, court hears

Tuesday 21:50 GMT

The Trump administration issued a new rule on 9 November that effectively banned migrants from claiming asylum if they crossed the US border outside of a designated port of entry.

Lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) argued before Judge Jon Tigar on Monday that the administration’s new rule violates the Immigration and Nationality Act, which states that any person present in the US can claim asylum irrespective of how they entered the country.

Source: Global News

Democrat lawsuit claims Matthew Whitaker’s appointment as acting AG is unconstitutional

Tuesday 14:31 GMT

Three Senate Democrats filed a lawsuit Monday arguing that Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker‘s appointment is unconstitutional and asking a federal judge to remove him.

WATCH: Fallout continues as Democrats call for acting attorney general to recuse himself from Mueller investigation. The Justice Department released a legal opinion last week that said Whitaker’s appointment would not violate the clause because he is serving in an acting capacity.

Source: Global News

Ice cream, fruit and 3D printer launched to International Space Station

Saturday 20:55 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Le’Veon Bell and the Diminishing Value of Running Backs in the NFL

Saturday 02:26 GMT
Source: Fox News

Selfie saves Texas man from serving up to 99 years in prison

Friday 18:13 GMT
Source: The Guradian

A letter to… Gramps

Saturday 07:00 GMT
Source: The Guradian

‘Philosophically speaking, we can never fully trust our memory’

Sunday 12:40 GMT
Source: Common Domain

ABC Entertainment President to Step Down

Saturday 02:26 GMT
Source: The Guradian

The weight is over: kilogram redefined at 'emotional' conference

Friday 18:13 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Kaleo increased the price of its rescue medication to exploit U.S. opioid crisis, new report finds

Tuesday 14:31 GMT
Source: DW

China's road from copycat to innovator

Tuesday 11:45 GMT
Source: Global News

Canada Post asks union for ‘cooling off’ period that would pause strike during holidays

Tuesday 17:15 GMT
Source: Common Domain

U.K. Home Sellers Respond to Brexit Fears, Drop Asking Prices

Tuesday 20:55 GMT
Source: Fox News

de Blasio, citing 'socialistic impulse,' wants more government control of NYC property

Tuesday 17:15 GMT
Source: Fox News

Meghan Markle's IRS tax review may expose royal family's riches

Tuesday 20:55 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Taylor Swift leaves lifelong label to sign with Universal Music Group

Tuesday 14:31 GMT

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