WASHINGTON, March 13 (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was sentenced on Wednesday to about 3-1/2 more years in prison for charges arising from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. election, with the judge giving him a stern lecture about his lies and criminal behavior.The sentence of 73 months in prison imposed by U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson in Washington came six days after a different judge gave Manafort a lenient term of 47 months - just under four years - in prison in a separate case in Virginia, with credit for nine months he already has spent behind bars.Jackson said 30 months of her sentence will run at the same time as the sentence in the Virginia case. That means the combined sentence will be six years and nine months.Unlike at his sentencing hearing last week, Manafort said he was sorry for his actions, but Jackson then told him his expression of remorse … [Read more...] about U.S. federal judge gives ex-Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort 73 months
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he is postponing his State of the Union address until the partial government shutdown ends, yielding after a weeklong showdown with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.Following a high-stakes game of dare and double-dare, Trump conceded Wednesday night that "no venue that can compete with the history, tradition and importance of the House Chamber." He said he was not looking for an alternate option after Pelosi served notice earlier in the day that he wouldn't be allowed to deliver the address to a joint session of Congress next week.Pelosi had taken the step after Trump said he planned to show up in spite of Democratic objections to the speech taking place with large swaths of the government shut down.Denied that grand venue, Trump promised to come up with some sort of alternative event. The White House scrambled to find a site matching the gravitas of the traditional address from the rostrum of the House to lawmakers from both parties, … [Read more...] about Ending showdown with Pelosi, Trump postpones State of Union address
Mitch McConnell Got Everything He Wanted. But at What Cost? Sections Skip to content Skip to site index Feature The president whom the Senate Republican leader helped elect has turned out to be the one thing he can’t control. Mitch McConnell in the United States Capitol in December. Credit Credit Damon Winter/The New York Times Supported by ByCharles Homans Jan. 22, 2019 At sunrise, there it was: a red-tailed hawk, its gyre widening over the United States Capitol building in the Creamsicle-colored light, like the world’s least subtle literary reference. It was still there by midafternoon, drifting on the thermals over the mostly depopulated National Mall, wheeling occasionally past the window in the hallway outside the office where the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, sat on the 20th day of what would soon become the longest government shutdown in American history. That morning, Jan. 10, … [Read more...] about Mitch McConnell Got Everything He Wanted. But at What Cost?
Nancy Pelosi’s Last Battle Sections Skip to content Skip to site index Feature As she prepares to lead the House of Representatives again, the most powerful Democrat in Washington will have to navigate between a rampaging president and her colleagues’ plans for fighting back. Nancy Pelosi in San Francisco this month. Credit Credit Nolwen Cifuentes for The New York Times Supported by ByRobert Draper Nov. 19, 2018 Four days before the election that would return the Democratic Party to a majority in the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi sat in a nearly empty restaurant on San Francisco’s Embarcadero late in the afternoon, drinking green tea and eating a chocolate sundae. “We have to be strategic in whatever we do,” the leader of the House Democrats said, considering the desire some in her party had to zealously investigate the Trump administration. “In terms of subpoena power, you … [Read more...] about Nancy Pelosi’s Last Battle
NEW DELHI: O P Jindal Global University (JGU) has been identified as a leading university in Asia according to QS ASIA University Rankings 2019. A research intensive university founded in 2009, JGU has been ranked among the leading 450 universities in Asia, placing it in the top 3 per cent of more than 13,000 universities in the region. Congress M P Shashi Tharoor congratulated the university on twitter for its extraordinary laurel by tweeting, "It is a proud moment not only for JGU, but for India as well. Congrats to Chancellor Naveen Jindal and my young friend V C Prof Raj Kumar who shared his dream with me in 2005". Naveen Jindal, founding Chancellor and benefactor of JGU said on achieving this milestone that to be recognized as the Youngest Indian university in a prestigious international ranking is a testament to the hard work and contribution of the faculty member, students and staff of JGU. "We are deeply humbled by this international recognition that will further … [Read more...] about QS Asia Rankings 2019: O P Jindal University among Asia’s top 450 universities