Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Politics | Government Shutdown to Continue for Days as Senate Adjourns Until Thursday Supported by BySheryl Gay Stolberg and Katie Rogers Dec. 22, 2018 WASHINGTON — As the White House and Democrats remained locked in a standoff over funding for President Trump’s border wall, Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, sent his colleagues home for the Christmas holiday on Saturday, virtually ensuring that the government will remain partially shuttered for at least several more days. Mr. McConnell’s adjournment of the Senate until Thursday came after a frenzied day of negotiations in Washington and conflicting signals from the White House. Around the country, the partial shutdown, which began at 12:01 a.m. Saturday and affects roughly one-quarter of the federal government, deprived 800,000 … [Read more...] about Government Shutdown to Continue for Days as Senate Adjourns Until Thursday
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News / UK and world by Press Association November 20, 2018, 9:29 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter English Heritage turned down roughly three blue plaque nominations for every ceramic they erected during the last 12 months. Here are some details about those who did not make the cut, with details gleaned from old records, newspaper clippings and historical societies. Albert Trott (1873-1914) – Cricketer The Australian sportsman was well-known for the ultra-rare feat of having struck a ball clean over pavilion end of Lord’s cricket ground, dubbed the home of cricket. He had the peculiar distinction of representing both his homeland and his adopted England, and played at county level for Middlesex. He shot himself in Willesden after suffering mental illness. Ambrose McEvoy (1878-1927) – Painter McEvoy was a society painter originally from Wiltshire but later of Pimlico who was held in high regard despite seeing … [Read more...] about Who missed out on blue plaque tributes?
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has frequently supported giving the U.S. government wide latitude in the name of national security, including the secret collection of personal data from Americans. It's a subject Democrats plan to grill Kavanaugh about during his confirmation hearings scheduled to begin next Tuesday. Beyond his writings as an appeals court judge, some senators suspect Kavanaugh was more involved in crafting counterterrorism policies during the George W. Bush administration than he has let on. Kavanaugh stated in past congressional testimony that he wasn't involved in such provocative matters as warrantless surveillance and the treatment of enemy combatants in the years immediately after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. But legal experts say he could shift the court on national security issues, if he is confirmed to replace retired Justice Anthony Kennedy. Focus shifts from President Trump's announcement of Brett Kavanaugh as his Supreme Court nominee, to … [Read more...] about Kavanaugh’s Support for Surveilling Americans Raises Concerns
Politics By THE NEW YORK TIMES JUNE 2, 2018 The Times obtained copies of a confidential letter sent by President Trump’s lawyers to the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III. Reporters added context in annotations. Below is another letter from the president’s lawyers sent last summer. Read the related article. The Trump Legal Team’s Jan. 29, 2018, Confidential Memo to Mueller A Response to Mueller Mr. Trump’s lawyers hand-delivered a 20-page confidential letter to Mr. Mueller in January. The letter was a response to his request that Mr. Trump agree to be questioned about allegations that he committed obstruction of justice. The lawyers argued that Mr. Mueller does not need to talk to the president and laid out a series of claims that foreshadow a potential fight over a subpoena, were the special counsel to try to force the president to testify.The Times obtained a copy of the letter as well as an earlier one sent to Mr. Mueller in June … [Read more...] about The Trump Lawyers’ Confidential Memo to Mueller, Annotated
AROUND one third of UK employees would not feel comfortable talking to their manager about mental health problems for fear of being judged, a study found. Researchers who carried out a detailed study found in excess of nine million workers would ‘dread’ discussing their mental well-being with their superior. According to the data one fifth fear they would be ostracised, while another 36 per cent think confiding in their boss would hamper their career. And 71 per cent still consider mental health to be a taboo subject in the workplace, while four in 10 think they are better off suffering in silence. Commissioned by recruitment agency, Michael Page, the study of 1,000 employees also revealed 41 per cent – 13 million workers – have called in ‘sick’ rather than tell their boss the real reason. Sarah Kirk, global diversity & inclusion director at Michael Page, said: “Businesses need to create a culture of trust, openness, support and acceptance … [Read more...] about One in three Brits think their boss would judge them over mental health problems