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Source: CBS News

Commentary: Why John McCain is wrong

Wednesday 15:29 GMT

Or the traditional Republican can keep attacking the "half-baked" Trumpers, Steve Bannon can target the traditionalists, and both groups can start shopping now for the housewarming gift they'll give Speaker Pelosi when she takes the gavel in 2019.

No matter how much John McCain or Hillary Clinton hate it, there's a populist movement in American politics on both the right and left, evident in both Bernie Sanders' and Donald Trump's candidacies.

Source: Global News

NDP, Green Party slam feds over ignored health concerns in Sarnia’s Chemical Valley

Wednesday 18:13 GMT

The federal NDP and Green Party slammed Ottawa’s inaction Tuesday after an investigation by journalists – including Global News – revealed major concerns about government oversight and health risks for residents living near one of Canada’s largest complexes of oil refineries and petro-chemical plants.

NDP environment critic Linda Duncan said the federal government “dropped the ball” in its response to health concerns in Sarnia’s Chemical Valley, including Aamjiwnaang First Nation.

Source: Washington Post

In center of Europe, politics takes a Trumpian turn with rise of anti-immigrant billionaire

Wednesday 18:13 GMT

The man poised to lead the Czech Republic following elections this week is a polarizing billionaire who vows to drain the swamp of this capital city’s politics, run his country like a business and keep out Muslim immigrants.

It comes from older voters who are looking to the billionaire to cut through the messy logistics of democratic politics and use a firm hand to restore a simpler, bygone time, said Daniel Prokop, head of political polling for the research firm Median.

Source: The Guradian

Senators reach bipartisan deal to salvage Obamacare subsidies Trump eliminated

Wednesday 18:13 GMT

Senators have moved to salvage Obamacare following Donald Trump’s decision last week to scrap critical subsidies that underpin the health law.

Trump has given mixed messages over his motivation for ending the subsidies, which the White House argues were unlawful. Democrats have accused him of scrapping them to “sabotage” Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law following repeated failed attempts by Republicans to repeal it, and the president’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon has praised him because the decision is “gonna blow that thing [Obamacare] up”.

Source: Fox News

Comey insisted no 'special' rules in FBI Clinton probe - while drafting 'exoneration statement'

Wednesday 18:13 GMT

Nine days after then-FBI director James Comey took the unusual step of circulating a draft to his inner circle laying the groundwork to recommend against charges in the ongoing Hillary Clinton email case, Comey insisted to Fox News that there are “no special set of rules” for anyone under the bureau’s scrutiny.

Titled “Drafts of Director Comey’s July 5, 2016 Statement Regarding Email Server Investigation Part 01 of 01” — confirmed that Comey drafted a statement on the Clinton case two months before interviewing her and eventually recommending no criminal charges.

Source: Washington Post

McCain endorses budget bill in win for GOP tax-reform effort

Wednesday 18:13 GMT

As President Trump prepared to promote tax reform in a speech Tuesday night, Senate Republicans won over a key holdout on the budget resolution, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), and welcomed back Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), whose absence due to illness had threatened to derail the bill.

Approving the budget would help shore up ties between Senate GOP leaders and President Trump, who is angry at Republicans’ failure on health care and bent on Congress approving a tax-reform package by the end of the year.

Source: DW

Russia swaps out regional governors ahead of presidential election

Wednesday 18:13 GMT

Stefan Meister, a Russian policy expert at the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP), is convinced that Vladimir Putin is laying the groundwork for the presidential election in March 2018.

"In an authoritarian context, presidential elections cannot be free and fair," he told DW. "In Russia, where all positions are designed to accommodate the president's needs, they are a stressful situation."

Source: CBS News

Creator of original "Me Too" campaign speaks out

Wednesday 18:13 GMT

A black female activist says she's the original creator of the "Me Too" campaign that has taken over social media in the wake of sexual assault and harassment allegations against film mogul Harvey Weinstein.

"As a community, we create a lot of space for fighting and pushing back, but not enough for connecting and healing."

Source: DW

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro defends disputed regional elections

Wednesday 15:29 GMT

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro rebuffed international criticism of Sunday's disputed regional elections that ended with a shock victory for his ruling Socialist Party.

Rejecting those accusations, Maduro said that "our people have given a strong message to imperialism, to (US President Donald) Trump, to its regional allies and to the local right." "President Donald Trump, I am not a dictator, not a rich magnate, I am a humble worker," he said in response to US condemnation.

Source: Global News

If you strike at the king, don’t fail: How Trump’s removal might actually work

Wednesday 18:13 GMT

(One irony: if the process failed, Pence himself couldn’t be removed — he’s an elected official in his own right.) WATCH: The White House said Tuesday U.S. President Donald Trump was “making a joke” when he challenged Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to an IQ test and said he has “100 per cent” confidence in Tillerson.

Donald Trump could set U.S. on ‘path to World War III’: Republican Senator Bob Corker. Trump has shown a taste for humiliating powerful men whose support he needs (a presidential tweet referred to “Liddle Bob Corker,” and Tillerson had to respond to a suggestion from Corker that Trump’s clashes with him over foreign policy had left him “castrated“).

Source: New York Times

As Party Gathers, Xi Jinping Displays a Firm Grip on Power

Wednesday 15:29 GMT

Mr. Xi wants to ensure that the Chinese Communist Party stays in power long after it celebrates the centenary of its founding four years from now, and long after it overtakes the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in length of time in power, a milestone that by some measures it will cross next year.

To do this, Mr. Xi has tightened his control over possible competing centers of power, including those billionaires and their businesses, the internet, the military and other arms of state power, as well as over the 89 million members of the party itself.

Source: Global News

Liberal small-biz tax cut offers ‘some medicine’ but not a panacea to tax concerns, expert says

Wednesday 15:29 GMT

Amid the Liberal government’s suite of contentious tax reform proposals, there’s a hint of a silver lining: cutting the small-business tax rate to nine per cent from 10.5 per cent by January 2019.

WATCH: Small business tax rate cut will not be a shield for wealthy, Trudeau says. The rate cut will “certainly” give Canada a competitive advantage over the U.S., said Dave Walsh, partner and tax service line leader at BDO.. “I’ve always been a big proponent of our corporate rates being much lower than the U.S.,” he said in a telephone interview with Global News.

Source: Global News

Small business tax changes: Liberals scale back passive income rules

Wednesday 15:29 GMT

The federal government is moving to pare down its controversial tax proposal on passive income so that it will only affect three per cent of private corporations.

Finance Minister Bill Morneau will be in New Brunswick on Wednesday to unveil changes to his passive investment proposal so that it only targets unfair tax advantages used by the wealthy, a senior government official told The Canadian Press.

Source: CBS News

Why 60 Minutes' DEA story made Americans so angry

Wednesday 15:29 GMT

Last week, when 60 Minutes Overtime asked Bill Whitaker if he thought his story on DEA whistleblower Joe Rannazzisi would make any waves, he answered, "What I would hope would happen from this story is that Americans get angry."

The 60 Minutes story echoed across the political world on Sunday night, and criticism from U.S. officials started pouring in. Over the past 48 hours it's been hard to keep up with the public's reaction to the 60 Minutes/Washington Post joint investigation about how the drug industry and Congress helped fuel the country's opioid epidemic.

Source: Common Domain

In Virginia's coal country, Vice President Pence praises Trump and asks voters to make history

Wednesday 15:29 GMT

Trump remains highly popular in southwestern Virginia, and Pence reminded voters gathered at the Washington County fairgrounds why: moving to overturn Obama’s clean energy programs, deregulating industries and the continuing effort, unsuccessful so far, to repeal and replace Obamacare.

It fell to Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday to try to rev up Republican enthusiasm in this coal country section of Virginia.

Source: NBC News

Civilians to be evacuated from ISIS holdout, says U.S.

Saturday 16:24 GMT
Source: NBC News

Riding the waves is a way of life for Africans

Saturday 20:57 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Crystal Palace shock champions Chelsea as Wilfried Zaha secures vital win

Saturday 17:18 GMT
Source: DW

Five unanswered for Bayern Munich on Heynckes' return

Saturday 16:24 GMT
Source: CBS News

Jessica Chambers trial: Cop testifies in trial over woman who was burned alive

Saturday 20:57 GMT
Source: Washington Post

This grandfather found his $24 million lottery ticket just before it expired

Saturday 23:41 GMT
Source: Common Domain

How being a skinflint became ‘sexy’

Saturday 10:53 GMT
Source: Reuters

China says foreign firms welcome benefits from internal Communist Party cells

Today 10:56 GMT
Source: CBS News

U.S. Christian press finds friends in Israel

Wednesday 23:58 GMT
Source: Fox News

'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' tickets fiasco has some fans upset

Today 10:55 GMT
Source: New York Times

China’s Economy Grew Steadily, Thanks to Loans and Homes

Today 10:55 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Be in no doubt, Xi Jinping wants to make China great again

Wednesday 21:00 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Katy Perry’s Plans to Buy Los Angeles Estate For Priests Fall Through

Wednesday 18:13 GMT
Source: Fox News

NFL, players leave door open on kneeling during national anthem

Wednesday 18:13 GMT

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