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WH Trying to Make Nice With GOP Lawmakers Trampled by Trump



President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have privately reached out to GOP lawmakers in an effort to make peace after several public spates, CNN reports.

Since bashing Sen. Lisa Murkowski for not supporting one of the iterations to repeal and replace Obamacare, Trump invited the Alaska Republican to a private lunch. Though not able to attend, the gesture was “very kind,” Murkowski told CNN.

The White House publicly rebuked Sen. Bob Corker for his taking Trump to task over Charlottesville comments, but the Tennessee Republican and the president have since had a “constructive” private meeting, CNN reported.

Pence, too, reached out to Corker and others, including oft-targets of the president’s in Arizona, Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake.

“I think it’s like a thunderstorm,” Sen. John Cornyn told CNN of his party’s relationship with Trump. “After a while it clears up, the sun comes out and everything is OK.”

The make-nice moments come at a critical time for the administration and congressional Republicans.

Senate Republicans are trying to pass last-ditch healthcare legislation before a Sept. 30 deadline with tax reform — or at least, tax cuts — also on the front-burner.


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Gore says US will meet Paris goals, even without Trump


Former U.S. Vice-President Al Gore speaks with delegates before the High-Level Stakeholders Meeting on Climate Change at U.N. headquarters in New York, September 18, 2017.

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Former U.S. Vice-President Al Gore speaks with delegates before the High-Level Stakeholders Meeting on Climate Change at U.N. headquarters in New York, September 18, 2017.

UNITED NATIONS — The U.S. will still meet environmental goals from the Paris climate agreement with or without the help of the Trump administration, former Vice President Al Gore said Monday.

President Donald Trump earlier had indicated the U.S. would pull out of the accord, which seeks global cooperation on reducing limits in an effort to battle climate change.

However, administration officials in recent days have indicated that the White House instead will seek a deal with less stringent requirements but remain within the pact.

Either way, Gore said the global effort is on the right track. Gore spoke at the United Nations Private Sector Forum, a gathering of global business and government leaders aimed at discussing sustainable growth and investment.

The former vice president, whose recent movie, “An Inconvenient Sequel,” follows the initial “An Inconvenient Truth,” said he’s hoping the administration “will lower its ambitions stated in Paris but remain in the Paris agreement.”

“But whether that happens or not, U.S. states and cities and businesses and industries are moving forward,” Gore said. “The projections now indicate that the United States will meet the commitments made at Paris whether it is affirmed by the federal government or not.”

Gore made mention of U.S. dignitaries in attendance, including several administration officials.

He pointed out the ferocity of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, noting the rarity of storms with such intensity.

Still, Gore said he’s optimistic about the progress being made on climate change action.

“We are seeing tremendous progress,” he said.



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BJP to launch ‘parivartan yatra’ in Uttar Pradesh next month


By: PTI | New Delhi |
Published:September 18, 2016 10:46 am


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BJP will launch four ‘parivartan yatra’ next month in Uttar Pradesh and it will stretch over 100 days and conclude with a likely rally by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the party works to take on the might of ruling SP and Mayawati-led BSP in the poll bound state.

Party sources said the four yatras will start from Saharanpur, Lalitpur, Sonbhadra and either Gorakhpur or Balia and converge at one place, which could be Lucknow, after the inauspicious ‘Shradh’ period ends.

Top party leaders, including president Amit Shah and several Union ministers, will be addressing public meetings as the yatras move on.

Giving details of the campaign, they said the party has decided to hold a youth and woman meeting in each of the 91 organisation’s district committees of the state.

It hopes to connect with each of the estimated 52,000 panchayats in the state and also hold a meeting at the booth level.

Faced with tough competition from SP and BSP, both of which also led by formidable personalities, BJP is banking on its organisational machinery and its central leadership’s might as the party is unlikely to name a chief ministerial face like its rivals.

“Our developmental agenda, the good work of the Modi government and the mal-governance of SP and the previous Mayawati dispensation are at the centre of our campaign. So far the prevailing view is that we won’t have a chief ministerial face,” a party leader said.

With a strong section of Dalits strongly behind Mayawati and numerically strong Yadavs and a large chunk of Muslims supporting SP, BJP is working to make a social coalition of upper castes and other backward castes to pull off a victory in a state where it has been out of power for over 14 years.

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Chelsea Clinton Slams Moore Over 'Reds and Yellows' Remark



Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, responded to comments from Roy Moore, a Republican candidate for the Alabama Senate.

Moore, one of two Republican candidates vying in a runoff for the Alabama Senate position vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, appeared to describe Native Americans and Asians as “reds and yellows” in a campaign speech Sunday, according to The Hill.

“Now we have blacks and white fighting, reds and yellows fighting, Democrats and Republicans fighting, men and women fighting. What’s going to unite us? What’s going to bring us back together? A president? A Congress? No. It’s going to be God,” Moore said in the Sunday speech.

Clinton responded with a reference to her daughter Charlotte.

Moore’s campaign told the Hill that the candidate’s remarks were taken out of context. “Red and yellow, black and white, they are precious in his sight. Jesus loves the little children of the world,” the Moore campaign said in a statement, making an apparent reference to the religious song “Jesus Loves the Little Children.”

Moore is leading Sen. Luther Strange in polling a week ahead of the runoff vote, according to JMC Analytics.


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Justin Trudeau says Canada will not buy from Boeing while it is ‘busy trying to sue us’


President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau walk from the Oval Office to the Residence of the White House in Washington, U.S. February 13, 2017.

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President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau walk from the Oval Office to the Residence of the White House in Washington, U.S. February 13, 2017.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shot back at Boeing on Monday, saying his country will not purchase any of the aerospace giant’s Super Hornet jets if it continues to pursue a lawsuit against aircraft builder Bombardier.

“We have obviously been looking at the Super Hornet aircraft from Boeing as a potential significant procurement of our new fighter jets,” Trudeau said. “But we won’t do business with a company that’s busy trying to sue us and put our aerospace workers out of business.”

Shares of Boeing hit a record high of $253.67, trading midday at its highest since 1948, according to FactSet.

Boeing’s lawsuit claims that Bombardier sold Delta Airlines 75 of its new C-Series planes for $19.6 million apiece, claiming the aircraft maker receives Canadian government subsidies that give it an advantage internationally. Bombardier returned fire on June 20, with President Fred Cromer saying “most people in our industry view this as an attack on innovation.”

Canada was in talks to purchase 18 Super Hornet fighter jets from Boeing. Those talks were on hold after the Chicago-based company filed its lawsuit.

Boeing was not immediately available for comment.

Trudeau’s comments come after meeting in Ottawa with British Prime Minister Theresa May, who joined the Canadian leader in saying she would work with him to oppose Boeing’s move against Bombardier.

The Canadian aerospace company is the single largest manufacturing employer in Northern Ireland,with around 4,500 workers. May said she will speak to President Donald Trump at the United Nations this week, to impress “on him the significance of Bombardier to the United Kingdom.”

“I am very happy to be working with Prime Minister May to explain to the American administration how Boeing’s actions are harmful to workers here in Canada,” Trudeau said.

The U.S. Department of Commerce is currently investigating Bombardier’s new C-series passenger plane, with the International Trade Commission due to deliver a preliminary ruling on the dispute later this month.

— Reuters contributed to this report.



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Shivpal Yadav sacked: Akhilesh Yadav makes new move in Samajwadi Parivar battle


By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: October 23, 2016 12:35 pm


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Amid growing rift between Samajwadi Party leaders in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday sacked four ministers from the cabinet including his uncle and senior party leader Shivpal Yadav. Akhilesh had called a meeting of legislators at party office in Lucknow after which the announcement was made, reported news agency ANI.

Mainpuri MLA Raju Yadav told the media that Akhilesh Yadav said in the meeting ‘anyone close to Amar Singh cannot be in my cabinet’.

Read | Akhilesh Yadav-Ram Gopal Yadav aim for power shift in Samajwadi Party

Immediately after the news surfaced, Shivpal Yadav reached party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav’s residence. Earlier on Friday, Akhilesh Yadav did not attend a meeting of party leaders called by Shivpal Yadav.

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