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Trump and GOP Allies Want Investigation of Mueller Probe's Roots

Trump and GOP Allies Want Investigation of Mueller Probe's RootsGraham said at a news conference that Attorney General William Barr should appoint a new special counsel to examine why the U.S. government, under President Barack Obama, decided to open an investigation into Russian election interference in 2016, and whether it was an excuse to spy on Trumps campaign. Was it a ruse to get into the Trump campaign? Graham said at the news conference.

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 23:13:52 -0400
Avenatti arrested and charged with extortion, embezzlement, bank and tax fraud

Avenatti arrested and charged with extortion, embezzlement, bank and tax fraudThe lawyer who represented Stormy Daniels faces the prosepect of spending the rest of his life behind bars.

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 15:35:42 -0400
The Ford Bronco Will Have a Removable Roof and Doors and Will Go on Sale in Late 2020

The Ford Bronco Will Have a Removable Roof and Doors and Will Go on Sale in Late 2020Ford gave new details about the retro SUV to dealers at a recent event.

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 10:01:00 -0400
US will not 'stand idly' on Russian role in Venezuela: Pompeo

US will not 'stand idly' on Russian role in Venezuela: PompeoSecretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Russia Monday the United States will not "stand idly by" as Moscow inserts military personnel into Venezuela to support the regime of President Nicolas Maduro. In a phone call with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Pompeo denounced the growing Russian military reinforcements as prolonging the political crisis in the South American country.

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 09:09:46 -0400
Apple goes big on premium services: Apple TV+ streaming, News+, Arcade and new credit card

Apple goes big on premium services: Apple TV+ streaming, News+, Arcade and new credit cardBacked by Hollywood stars and original content, Tim Cook & Co. go all in on streaming. Will consumers subscribe to the new offerings?

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 19:47:42 -0400
You Can't Be Just a Tech Company Anymore, So Apple Became a Bank

You Can't Be Just a Tech Company Anymore, So Apple Became a BankHere's why Apple thinks it's a credit card company now.

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 16:26:00 -0400
Erdogan proposal to make Hagia Sophia a mosque irks Greece

Erdogan proposal to make Hagia Sophia a mosque irks GreeceANKARA, Turkey (AP) The Greek government voiced opposition Monday to the suggestion from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that Istanbul's Hagia Sophia a Byzantine-era cathedral that now serves as a museum could be reconverted into a mosque.

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 12:33:13 -0400
Sad Stealth: Was the Lockheed Martin F-117 Nighthawk Retired Too Soon?

Sad Stealth: Was the Lockheed Martin F-117 Nighthawk Retired Too Soon?Or was it too old to be a threat?

Sun, 24 Mar 2019 19:00:00 -0400
Royal baby name and title odds: the runners and riders for Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex's first child

Royal baby name and title odds: the runners and riders for Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex's first childLast year was one of the most eventful for the Royal family, with the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle, Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank, and the birth of Prince Louis. And while 2019 won't be as jam-packed for the Windsors, there's a whole new reason to celebrate on the horizon - the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's first child in the spring. As royal watchers in the UK and abroad waitfor the latest arrival, speculation is mounting as to what he or she could be called - and whether the Queen will allow the child to become a Prince or Princess. What names could the couple be considering? The duke and duchess may decide to go with a traditional name like Alice, Mary, Elizabeth or Victoria for a girl or Philip, Frederick, Charles, Arthur, Edward or James for a boy. However, the pair are forward-thinking royals and may decide to surprise everyone when naming their first child. Canadian-born Autumn Phillips, and husband Peter Phillips, opted for a non-traditional name for their daughter Savannah - the Queen's first great-grandchild - in 2010. Princess Charlotte stands next to Savannah Phillips and Prince George at Trooping The Colour 2018 Credit: Karwai Tang/WireImage The Duchess may also seek inspiration from her friends.Her confidante and stylist Jessica Mulroneyhas twin boys Brian and John, and a daughter Isabel Veronica, who is known as Ivy - who were pageboys and bridesmaid at the royal wedding. In the US, the most popular name for a baby girl is Emma and Liam for a baby boy. In the UK, the most popular name for a girl born in 2017 was Olivia, and for a boy Oliver. Harry and Meghan'schild, who will be seventh in line to the throne, is extremely unlikely ever to be king or queen, meaning the couple have more freedom with their choices. In comparison, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge chose to give their children traditional names, picking George for their firstborn, who is likely to one day be king. One option - considered a favourite for a girl - is Diana, in honour of Harry's mother. William and Kate paid tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales in 2015 by choosing it as one of Charlotte's middle names. Prince Harry was just 12 when the Princess Diana was killed in a car crash in Paris in 1997. Meghan's mother, to whom she is close, is called Doria, and the ex-Suits star may want to pay tribute to her as well. What are the current name odds? Odds from William Hill as of March 25: Victoria 8/1 Diana 10/1 Alice 12/1 Isabella12/1 Arthur 14/1 Alexandra 16/1 Edward 16/1 Elizabeth 16/1 Grace 16/1 James 16/1 Royal baby | Meghan and Harry expecting their first child Titles (and why the baby won't necessarily be a Prince or Princess) The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's baby will not be a prince or a princess unless the Queen steps in. King George V - Harry's great-great-grandfather - limited titles within the royal family in 1917. If the child is a boy, it could instead become Earl of Dumbarton - one of the subsidiary titles the prince received from the Queen on the morning of his wedding.The eldest son and heir apparent of a duke can use one of his father's lesser grade peerage titles by courtesy, according to Debrett's.A daughter could be Lady (first name) Mountbatten-Windsor, and any subsequent sons Lord (first name) Mountbatten-Windsor. The 1st Earl of Dumbarton, George Douglas, was a Scottish nobleman and soldier. He was badly injured in a duel with the duc de Normandie in 1669 and papers reported him dead due to the severity of his injuries. Keep up to date with the Royal family by signing up to our weekly newsletter,Your Royal Appointment.

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 08:31:01 -0400
Undeterred by Mueller Report, Tlaib Calls on Dems to Investigate Trump for Impeachable Offenses

Undeterred by Mueller Report, Tlaib Calls on Dems to Investigate Trump for Impeachable OffensesRepresentative Rashida Tlaib (D., Mich.) sent a letter to fellow Democrats Monday asking them to sign a resolution calling on the House Judiciary Committee to investigate whether President Trump has committed any impeachable offenses a possibility Tlaib believes was not adequately explored by special counsel Robert Mueller.Tlaib, who famously vowed to impeach the mother***er in her election night speech, broke with Democratic leadership in calling for an inquiry specifically aimed at determining whether Trump committed high crimes and misdemeanors.The actions of President Trump before he was officially sworn in as President of United States is currently being investigated by the Southern District of New York and much of it is part of the completed report by independent investigator, Robert Mueller, Tlaib wrote in a letter obtained by Business Insider. However, the most dangerous threat to our democracy is President Trump's actions since taking the oath of office.Tlaib went on to argue that the multiple ongoing Congressional investigations probing Trump's personal financial history, his family business operations, his administration's granting of security clearances, are insufficient, and an additional impeachment-focused probe is needed.Much of the allegations have yet to be fully investigated by this body who also took an oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution, Tlaib wrote. It is critical that we protect the American people and our country from any conflicts of interests that directly erodes our democracy.I, firmly, believe that the House Committee on Judiciary should seek out whether President Trump has committed 'High crimes and Misdemeanors' as designated by the U.S. Constitution and if the facts support those findings, that Congress begin impeachment proceedings, she added.Tlaib lays out three areas of inquiry that she would like Judiciary committee chairman Jerry Nadler to explore: whether Trump's ongoing ties to his family businesses, which regularly cater to foreign dignitaries, violates the foreign emoluments clause; whether Trump's hush money payment reimbursements to Michael Cohen violate federal election law; and whether Trump obstructed justice by firing former FBI director James Comey.Attorney General William Barr, in a summary of the Mueller report he delivered to Congress Sunday, wrote that Mueller did not make a determination on whether Trump obstructed justice, but Barr, and his deputy Rod Rosenstein, determined there was not sufficient evidence to bring that charge.House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has dismissed the possibility of impeachment as an unnecessarily divisive move that would ultimately prove counter-productive for Democrats in 2020."Impeachment is so divisive to the country that unless there's something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, I don't think we should go down that path, because it divides the country," she told the Washington PostMagazinein a recent interview.

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 08:12:28 -0400
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