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Trump FISA tweet puts Capitol Hill in a tizzy

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While not addressing the latest warnings directly, the government’s Mexico Tourism Board said in a statement that “Mexico’s major international tourism destinations have been explicitly listed as having no travel restrictions,” apparently a reference to major resorts like Cancun, Puerto Vallarta and Huatulco.

“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Trump said, according to these people, referring to countries mentioned by the lawmakers.

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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.

ADVERTISEMENT Treasury Secretary Steven MnuchinSteven Terner MnuchinMark Mellman: History’s judgment Trump’s motorcade greeted with chants of ‘lock him up’ in NYC Treasury watchdog probes lack of tax plan analysis from Mnuchin MORE and press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders pushed back against the reporters, saying the meeting will be a chance for Trump to deliberate with world leaders on free trade. 

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Online retailers typically pay warehouse employees who pack and ship orders more than store jobs pay. Job postings at an Amazon warehouse in Ohio, for example, offer a starting pay of $14.50 an hour.

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Ecuadorian authorities are reportedly currently considering the option of appointing Assange as a member of its diplomatic team, meaning he would have special protections under the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, including safe passage of travel and special legal immunity.

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Trump had seemed amenable to a deal earlier in the day during phone calls with lawmakers, aides said, but shifted his position in the meeting and did not seem interested in the bipartisan compromise.Later — when asked about Walmart’s double-barreled decision to raise wages but close Sam’s Club stores — White House press secretary Sarah Sanders praised the company.Reporters questioned why Trump would attend the forum to “rub elbows” with “very wealthy people” during a White House press briefing on Thursday, referring to the summit as a “hangout for globalists.”

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 a deal, according to a White House official who asked for anonymity to describe a private conversation.posted video on Instagram this week showing debris from the mudslide by her property, saying a fence was destroyed. She said that her property was fine and that the damage “pales in comparison” to what her neighbors were going through.IconHumidityPrecip.WindsOpen settingsSettings

It is unclear whether that flexibility suggests a more permanent retreat from the angry exchanges with North Korea that Mr. Trump often stoked during his first year in office. In response to North Korean ballistic missile launches and nuclear tests, the president has repeatedly issued dramatic threats of military action by the United States.

The latest advisory threatens to further hurt Mexican tourism, a $20 billion industry accounting for about 7% of the country’s GDP.

Continue reading the main story The president’s tweet enraged Republican congressional leaders who have been trying to renew the 702 law more or less intact. Speaker Paul D. Ryan and Mr. Trump spoke by phone until he posted his next message, a senior Republican congressional aide said.North Korean diplomats expressed surprise that a substantial part of the South Korean elite have missed many indications, reflected in polling data,[1] that a majority of Americans now believe that the US cannot allow North Korea to acquire a missile capable of delivering a nuclear weapon to the US mainland and that Pyongyang would order such a strike as soon as it had this capability. North Korean diplomats stressed that this is a misperception. As one opined, “it would be suicidal to attack the USA first and especially with nuclear weapons. We understand that it would be the last day of our country.” These officials were truly baffled that a majority of the South Korean population does not seem to have grasped the reality that the Trump administration, despite the risks, is inching ever closer to a preventive strike on North Korea. Pyongyang, they maintained, is under no such illusions.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.“The whole purpose of the tax cut act was to put more money in companies so they could compete competitively with international companies,” Mnuchin told reporters at a White House press briefing. “I think you know we had one of the highest tax rates in the world. We taxed on worldwide income [and] we changed that.”

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On Thursday, the Treasury Department told companies that they should incorporate the new, lower withholding rates no later than Feb. 15. “Workers will see changes in their February paychecks once employers adopt the new guidance,” it said.

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“The administration’s economic policies are a function of what we see: growth and investment. Different companies will do different things — some companies will invest capital, some companies will return money to workers,” Mnuchin said. “Lots of things are going on in the economy, and we appreciate what Walmart is doing.”

“We were certainly thrown into plenty of turmoil with the president’s tweets this morning and that made everything look quite speculative,” Mr. Schiff said. “I do think the underlying bill makes a sensible compromise.”

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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.Follow Ben Kew on Facebook, on Twitter at @ben_kew, or email him at bkew@breitbart.comTom ColeThomas (Tom) Jeffrey ColeTrump rips Dems a day ahead of key White House meeting Ryan’s office warning he wasn’t part of deal on ObamaCare: source Overnight Finance: GOP to reduce tax relief by 0B to win over deficit hawks | Republicans eye two-week spending bill | Fed official urges caution on digital currency | Security of auditing system under scrutiny MORE (R-Okla.), reenacting the incident for reporters. “People were laughing about it.”

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“Congress has made clear that it is lawful to search using U.S. person identifiers for information that could help stop terror attacks and catch spies without a warrant,” he said. “That is the way the intelligence community has been operating under 702, and that is the way it will continue to operate if this bill becomes law.”described his continued stay as “untenable.”

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“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.”

(CNN)As teams frantically searched areas of Southern California smothered by rivers of mud and boulders, officials on Thursday increased the size of the evacuation zones.

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At the time, Republicans were holding a contentious meeting on the bill behind closed doors. The House Freedom Caucus and a few other privacy-minded members have been fiercely opposed to renewing the program without the changes proposed in the amendment, from Rep. Justin AmashJustin AmashGOP leaders agree to consider Dec. 30 spending bill House approves motion to go to tax conference — with drama Overnight Finance: House approves motion to go to tax conference — with drama | GOP leaders to consider Dec. 30 spending bill | Justices skeptical of ban on sports betting | Mulvaney won’t fire official who sued him MORE (R-Mich.).

In all, Walmart employs 2.3 million people around the world, 1.5 million of which are in the U.S.citizens created their own police force, known as autodefensas, a movement that spread to other unstable states like Guerrero and are often accused of perpetrating the same violence as the criminals they sought to defend against.

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Mnuchin was also asked if Walmart’s announcement would lead to movement from the federal government on increasing the federal minimum wage.Mr. Mnuchin on Thursday said that the release of the new tables had not been rushed and that the I.R.S., which is under the umbrella of the Treasury Department, wants taxpayers to withhold the correct amount of money.

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer will go with Trump, the people said. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao will also accompany him, one of the people said.

Continue reading the main story “You’ll see that a lot with me,” Mr. Trump said, referring to the difference between his friendly tone toward Mr. Kim and his previous tweets calling him a “maniac” and a “short and fat” person. “And then all of the sudden somebody’s my best friend. I could give you 20 examples. You could give me 30. I’m a very flexible person.”Vigilant Ace, which involved 230 aircraft and a large number of varied types of stealth aircraft. The deployment for the first time of so many stealth airplanes looks especially ominous from the North Korean perspective against the backdrop of recent US-ROK exercises practicing decapitation strikes against Kim Jong Un in a first strike using ground, naval, air and special operations forces. These, and many other new elements that have appeared in drills over the past several months, have elicited growing concern that different elements of a combined arms operation against North Korea are being methodically rehearsed and that “zero hour,” as they put it, is not too far away.

It’s not clear how many stores have already closed. Local news outlets across the country — including from Houston, Syracuse, Baton Rouge and Dallas — reported closures happened without notice. Some reported that bewildered employees showed up to work to find out they no longer had a job.
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