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Trump FISA tweet puts Capitol Hill in a tizzy

Another tough day in Santa Barbara County as Search and Rescue, Fire and Law Enforcement personnel from across our county and our neighboring counties searched for survivors and evacuated people. There are 17 confirmed fatalities and 17 people still reported missing. pic.twitter.com/WklCh4Y00Z“With that being said, I have personally directed the fix to the unmasking process since taking office and today’s vote is about foreign surveillance of bad guys on foreign land. We need it! Get smart!” Trump tweeted.Crews work to remove downed power lines in Montecito, California, on Wednesday. Robyn Beck / AFP – Getty Images Greg Tebbe of Montecito described being worried about the coming rain when he went to bed Monday night, but he said he didn’t expect the mudslide. The rain really started coming down around 3 a.m., he said, and then the sky lit up from a “huge fireball” up the mountain, he said.

(CNN)Rescuers are frantically combing for survivors Thursday after rivers of mud and boulders crushed homes two days ago in Southern California’s Santa Barbara County, killing at least 17 people, weeks after a massive fire charred the area.

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The Post’s Carol Morello reported.As things stand now, said Tony Travers, the director of LSE London, a research center at the London School of Economics, only “a minority of British politicians would like a second referendum.”

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After the meeting, Marc Short, Trump’s legislative aide, said the White House was nowhere near a bipartisan agreement on immigration. 

taunted Moreno’s conservative opponent Guillermo Lasso over his defeat. Lasso had pledged to kick Assange out the embassy.

“Whether you vote for me or don’t vote for me, I really want to be your greatest champion, and I will be your champion,” Trump said at the Haitian American roundtable last year. 

Verma also had a major role in designing an un­or­tho­dox approach to Medicaid in Indiana, which had asked the Obama administration to approve a work requirement. In the end, that state included in its Medicaid expansion only an encouragement of voluntary efforts by beneficiaries to train for work or find jobs. Indiana rewrote its waiver request last summer, this time asking for federal permission to compel work activities.Sweden has since dropped the rape claim, although Assange could still face arrest on charges of skipping bail that could also lead to extradition, meaning he is still unsafe to leave the embassy.
Before voting to extend the law, known as Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act, the House rejected an amendment that would have imposed a series of new safeguards. That proposal included a requirement that officials obtain warrants in most cases before hunting for, and reading, emails and other messages of Americans that were swept up under the surveillance.

Press secretary Sarah Sanders on Trump's FISA tweets: “I'm not sure what the confusion is on that front.” pic.twitter.com/oBgWc9d1r6— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) January 11, 2018

“This new guidance paves the way for states to demonstrate how their ideas will improve the health of Medicaid beneficiaries, as well as potentially improve their economic well-being,” said Brian Neale, CMS Deputy Administrator and Director for the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services.  

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“He knows that, and he I think put out something that clarified that. And his administration’s position has been the clear from day one, which is 702 is really important; it’s got to be renewed.”

Continue reading the main story Could It Happen?Only Parliament can authorize a second vote, but even before that, it would have to be proposed by the government or a coalition of opposition parties backed by a few Tory lawmakers. Hence, the decision would largely be a political one, which lawmakers would take at their peril.

Continuous gangland clashes fuel violence in Northern Mexico’s Tamaulipas as rival cartels seek valuable smuggling routes into South Texas. Sinaloa, the western Mexico headquarters for the cartel of the same name previously led by drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, is joined by Colima and Guerrero (home to the heroin highway) states farther south, where drug cultivation and production churn out illicit drugs.

The State Department unveiled a revamped travel warning system Wednesday, giving five Mexican states the sternest "do not travel" advisory alongside war-torn nations like Syria, Yemen and Somalia.

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Mr. Trump grew angry as the group detailed another aspect of the deal — a move to end the diversity visa lottery program and use some of the 50,000 visas to protect vulnerable populations who have been living in the United States under so-called Temporary Protected Status. That was when he asked about Haiti.

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The contents of this site are ©2018 Capitol Hill Publishing Corp., a subsidiary of News Communications, Inc.”The granting of Ecuadorean nationality does not in any way change Julian Assange’s legal status in the U.K.,” a government spokesman said. “The Government of Ecuador knows that the way to resolve the situation is for Julian Assange to leave the embassy to face justice. Nobody should pretend that granting him Ecuadorean citizenship is a route to solving this longstanding issue.”Mexico’s federal tourism department was not immediately available to comment on the new warnings.

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Trump FISA tweet puts Capitol Hill in a tizzy

Trump FISA tweet puts Capitol Hill in a tizzy

Outlining a potential bipartisan deal, the lawmakers discussed restoring protections for countries that have been removed from the temporary protected status program while adding $1.5 billion for a border wall and making changes to the visa lottery system. Lawmakers mentioned that members of the CBC had requested that some African countries be included in the protective status program, according to a White House official who asked for anonymity to describe a private conversation.

Unmasking isn’t covered by Section 702, which allows the government to use any information they “incidentally” collect on Americans who are corresponding with legitimate foreign targets. Critics of the program say that investigators should have to seek a warrant before searching the database for American targets.“I’m sure you’re disappointed he’s not watching CNN,” Sanders said.

Mr. Trump wrote the message shortly after a libertarian legal analyst on “Fox & Friends,” Andrew Napolitano, appealed directly to him to go another route. Mr. Napolitano added that Mr. Trump’s “woes” began with surveillance.

The sheriff’s office released the identities of the dead on Thursday. They are:With that being said, I have personally directed the fix to the unmasking process since taking office and today’s vote is about foreign surveillance of foreign bad guys on foreign land. We need it! Get smart!Breitbart London, National Security, WikiLeaks, Ecuador, Julian Assange, Lenin Moreno, Maria Fernanda Espinosa, Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, WikiLeaks

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Verma also said that any drop in Medicaid rolls as a result of work requirements would stem from people no longer needing it. “We see people moving off of Medicaid as a good outcome,” she said.When she continued to press Sanders, she replied: “It wasn’t confusing for me, I’m sorry if it was for you.”Criteria and Parameters of the New Policy Guidance 
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WASHINGTON — President Trump on Thursday balked at an immigration deal that would include protections for people from Haiti and African countries, demanding to know at a White House meeting why he should accept immigrants from “shithole countries” rather than people from places like Norway, according to people with direct knowledge of the conversation.

Julian Assange’s Twitter account reappears after mysterious absenceAssange confirms WikiLeaks was approached by Trump-linked data firmEcuador gave Assange political asylum after he sought refuge in the embassy in 2012 to avoid a Swedish extradition request on a case of alleged rape. While Sweden temporarily dropped that investigation, British officials say they’d still arrest him on charges of bail jumping. Assange also fears a possible U.S. extradition request stemming from the leaking of classified U.S. documents.

By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS and SHERYL GAY STOLBERGJAN. 11, 2018To date, CMS has received demonstration project proposals from 10 states that include employment and community engagement initiatives: Arizona, Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Utah and Wisconsin. 

allows some warrantless surveillance of foreigners overseas.

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Reporters to Trump ambassador: ‘This is the Netherlands — you have to answer questions’All five states — Tamaulipas on the U.S. border and Sinaloa, Colima, Michoacan and Guerrero on the Pacific coast — are hotspots of drug cartel activity, either hosting trafficking routes or extensive drug-crop cultivation.


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