British Attitudes Survey: More Britons ‘back higher taxes’ – BBC News

June 29, 2017

Roger Harding, head of public attitudes at the National Centre for Social Research, which carries out the survey, said: “People’s tolerance for austerity is drying up, even if that means higher taxes. “This leftwards tilt on tax and spend is matched by a long-running conservatism on national security and law and order. In all, people want a more active state that’s firm but fairer.” Here are the key findings of the survey: Taxes and benefits – Pensions …

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Stormont power-sharing talks going down to the wire – BBC News

June 28, 2017

Sticking points as Stormont deadline looms Tory-DUP deal: What you need to know How will the 1bn be spent? How will deal affect Stormont talks? On Tuesday, Secretary of State James Brokenshire said there had been “intensive engagement” but warned that time for a deal was running short, stressing that the deadline was set down in law. The parties have until 16:00 BST on Thursday to restore the executive or Northern Ireland faces the prospect of a return of direct rule from …

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Dad Of Missing 5-Year-Old California Boy Arrested In His Murder

June 24, 2017

… help. I hope and pray for the safe return of my only child, my namesake, he said in the statement obtained by KTLA-TV in Los Angeles. In May, homicide detectives searched the Montebello home of Andressians mother and removed items, but police did not reveal what they were. Police are continuing to seek the publics help in locating Aramazd and any information about his fathers activities when the boy went missing. (Anonymous tips can be called into Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.) law …

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Patagonia’s CEO Is Ready To Lead The Corporate Resistance To Trump

June 18, 2017

… terse statement that day. An attempt to change the boundaries ignores the review process of cultural and historical characteristics and the public input. Reversing Obamas Bears Ears designation would be an unprecedented assault on a presidential prerogative created in the 1906 Antiquities Act. Nearly every president has wielded the act to preserve tribal lands and natural wonders. Only Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush declined to use the law, according to . But no White House …

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84 Great Danes Rescued In New Hampshire In ‘Worst’ Squalor

June 18, 2017

… in more than 21 years of law enforcement, said Chief Dean Rondeau of the Wolfeboro Police Department said in a statement. Words cannot describe the absolute abhorrent conditions these animals were living in. Concerned citizens alerted investigators to the situation. We applaud them for coming forward, said the police statement. Police said Fay was selling puppies for $2,500 each at De La Sang Monde kennel. Her website featured photos of dogs posed outside what appeared to be an elegant …

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Iraqi detainees in Michigan fear deportation

June 16, 2017

… members are fighting for the Iraqi families at risk of losing their loved ones. “Not only is it immoral to send people to a country where they are likely to be violently persecuted, it expressly violates United States and international law and treaties,” said Kary Moss, executive director for the ACLU of Michigan in a news release. “We are hoping that the courts will recognize the extreme danger that deportation to Iraq would pose for these individuals. Our immigration policy …

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Group against Islamic law clashes with counterprotesters

June 11, 2017

(CNN)A right-wing group protesting Islamic law, or Sharia, on Saturday clashed with counterdemonstrators in Seattle, Minneapolis and other cities. In Seattle, police used pepper spray to break up fights in Occidental Park, police spokesman Mark Jamieson said. Three people were arrested. …

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Five things to watch: The Comey hearing

June 8, 2017

… “It’s seven pages of very fine print and what it describes is a professional law enforcement person, who is Jim Comey, who comes up against a president who knows no limits in terms of a proper relationship,” Feinstein said Tuesday of Comey’s testimony. “It was really pretty remarkable that he put this in writing (the night before the hearing.) We will see how much he’s prepared to do verbally.” Sen. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the committee, …

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Question Trump’s FBI nominee — but give him a fair hearing

June 8, 2017

… energy, by all means let’s protest and march. But before we Democrats raise our pitchforks over the Wray nomination, let’s wait to see what the next few days of reporting uncover. Let’s see what background quotes come from the FBI and the law enforcement community. Let’s figure out if he is someone who could take his years in public service fighting against white-collar crime and translate it to lead the FBI at a tumultuous time for the bureau. Let’s be what many …

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General election: Sadiq Khan warns of ‘unsustainable’ police cuts – BBC News

June 6, 2017

Election campaign: Rolling live updates Reality Check: What has happened to police numbers? Met defends dropping inquiry into attacker The Tories said armed police numbers were increasing and officers had extra powers to deal with terrorists. Met Commissioner Cressida Dick has said a debate is needed on future resources in the wake of the London Bridge and Westminster attacks although a former terrorism law watchdog said linking the cuts to terror attacks was a “completely misleading …

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Trump Sought Reassurance From Fox News Before He Dumped Climate Pact

June 3, 2017

… She added: He was excited about this today; it was going to be a big speech and a lot of people would be excited about it. However, there would be people that would be upset and disappointed.He would do his best to explain. Guilfoyle has a law degree and has worked for Fox News since 2006, beginning with a program that focused on crime and legal issues. The gushing Guilfoyle recently revealed that shes on a short list of candidates to replace White House press secretary Sean Spicer,who …

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Trump Grants Ethics Waivers To 17 Top White House Staffers

June 1, 2017

… concern that he or she might put their own financial interests above the interests of the nation. Conways her to meet and communicate with former clients of her consulting firm. allows him to interact with the Republican National Committee, of which he is a former chairman. White House Counsel Don McGhan was one of six lawyers who joined the Trump administration from the law firm Jones Day. All six of them were granted ato participate in communications and meetings with Jones Day. Another …

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California GOP Mayor Says Attracting Asians And The Gays Helps Reduce Crime

June 1, 2017

… Parris said that cultural venues, such as the Lancaster Museum of Art and History he’s standing atop, would bring in a more law-abiding class of people. The mayor, whos made business trips to China and has attempted to learn Mandarin, convinced BYD, a Chinese manufacturer of batteries and electric cars, toopen up a factory in Lancaster in 2013, according to the L.A. Times. Hes alsopromoted birth tourism in Lancaster for wealthy Chinese familiesto boost revenue at a local hospital. …

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Kushner Following Trump’s Orders On Secret Russian Link, Former CIA Official Suggests

May 30, 2017

… not established, The Post reported. CNN political analyst Chris Cillizza also said he doesnt believe Kushner was lone-wolfing it at the time, but was following orders from his father-in-law or Michael Flynn, who would later be booted as Trumps national security advisor over his ties to Russia. Yes,he is a member of the family, he is a trusted adviser. But hes not someone who believes he should just go and run channels, particularly at that point, particularly in the transition period. …

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Trump Had At Least 15 Chances To Address The Portland Attack On Twitter. He Didn’t.

… as a hate crime. Trumps most recent tweets appear to address the seemingly never-ending Russia scandal troubling his administration. Over the weekend, the Washington Post reported that Russias ambassador Sergey Kislyak told Moscow officials that Trumps key advisor and son-in-law Jared Kushner discussed possibly setting up a secret communication channel between the then-incoming presidents transition team and the Kremlin. Perhaps Portland, Oregon is off your radar. It is, after all, a …

May 29, 2017
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REPORT: Trump To Set Up ‘War Room’ To Repel Russia Probe Attacks

… has gained new urgency since the Justice Department appointed a special counsel to head the investigation, the sources said. A person in regular touch with the White House said it needed a different structure to focus on the new reality that there would be continued leaks to the media from the law enforcement and intelligence communities, leaks that have increased in frequency since Trump fired former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey on May 9. The White House declined to …

May 27, 2017
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New Republican Bill Makes Suing Cops For Civil Rights Violations Really Tough

… violence. Both caveats would have brash consequences for civilians particularly black and Latinx people who tend to have more unnecessary contact with law enforcement. For instance, an officer could justify their use of excessive force by charging someone with felony assault an issueexplained by HuffPost in Januaryregarding Louisianas law that made attacks on police a hate crime. But in light of the new bill, a civilian, regardless of whether or not they were engaged in felonies, could be …

May 27, 2017
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Who is Nicola Sturgeon? A profile of the SNP leader – BBC News

After studying law at Glasgow University and working as a solicitor at the city’s Drumchapel law Centre, Ms Sturgeon’s entry into full-time politics came at the age of 29, when she was elected to the new Holyrood parliament in 1999, as a Glasgow regional MSP. As a frontbench opposition spokeswoman, she sought to hold the Labour-Lib Dem coalition government to account on education, justice and health. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Salmond-Sturgeon leadership …

May 27, 2017
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What is obstruction of justice?

… the 2000 memo written by then-assistant Attorney General Randolph D. Moss: “Our view remains that a sitting President is constitutionally immune from indictment and criminal prosecution.” But McCarthy questions whether the OLC memos would be binding on a special prosecutor. And William Yeomans, a fellow in law and Government at American University law School, noted the OLC memos are the view of the executive branch: “The OLC makes law for the executive branch; their …

May 17, 2017
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