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trump tackles isis fight, lobbying ban, national security council with executive


on the heels of a controversial order barring refugees and travelers to the u.s. from some muslim majority countries, president trump continued his id-fire signing of executive actions urday, putting his name to three more addressing the islamic state of iraq and syria (isis), a ban on lobbying and a reorganization of the national security council.as he signed each one, he gave a brief description of their contents with top aides surrounding him. vice president mike pence, along with chief of staff reince preibus, national security adviser michael flynn, deputy national security adviser k.t. mcfarland, chief white house strategist steve bannon and top aide kellyanne conway were all present. of the lobbying ban, which will restrict how government officials take jobs with lobbying firms afte






knights of malta: pope writes to stress order's sovereignty


rome — the knights of malta say pope francis has written to their leaders stressing the sovereignty of the ancient catholic lay order, following a condom scandal linked to the order's charitable work.the order's sovereign council in rome on urday accepted the resignation of grand master fra' matthew festing, who had sacked the order's foreign minister, albrecht von boeselager. the minister was removed as grand chancellor following revelations that condoms were distributed in myanmar under his watch.the vatican intervened on the minister's behalf. on urday, the council s ped the disciplinary measures against von boeselager, who resumes his post. the knights say francis in his letter friday stressed the order's sovereignty.until festing's successor is elected, fra' ludwig hoffmann von rumers






20-year-old city councilman dies after car wreck in idaho


wilder, idaho — a 20-year-old city councilman who was one of the youngest people ever elected in idaho, has died after being involved in a car accident.the idaho press-tribune reports (http://bit.ly/2kerye8) that city councilman ismael fernandez died friday in a collision on highway 19 in canyon county.fernandez was just a 19-year-old freshman at the college of idaho when he was elected in 2015 to the four-member wilder city council. his win made national headlines.fernandez was also part of idaho's first all-latino city council.wilder has about 1,500 residents and is in southwestern idaho near the oregon border.idaho state police say fernandez was traveling west on highway 19 when he crossed the center line and crashed into a truck hauling beets.fernandez died at saint alphonsus regional






20-year-old city councilman dies after car wreck in idaho


wilder, idaho — a 20-year-old city councilman who was one of the youngest people ever elected in idaho, has died after being involved in a car accident.wilder city councilman ismael fernandez died friday in a collision in canyon county, according to the idaho press-tribune (http://bit.ly/2kerye8).fernandez was a 19-year-old freshman at the college of idaho when he was elected in 2015 to the four-member wilder city council, the newspaper said. he decided to run for the council just three days before the election. his win made national headlines and placed him on the state's first all-latino city council.during his paign, he went door-to-door with his grandmother, the paper said."the lack of a youth voice leads to cynicism in politics," fernandez said at the time. "when you don't have that o






trump boots top officials — but includes steve bannon — in reshuffled national s


in another series of executive orders on urday, pres. donald trump restructured the national security council (nsc) and created a position on it for senior aide and former breitbart.com ceo stephen k. bannon.the washington post reported urday night that in addition to installing bannon on the council, trump ordered the pentagon to come up with a strategy to defeat isis and conducted his first phone call with russian pres. vladimir putin and conducted calls with other heads of state. the post reported that bannon has been given a regular seat on the national security council’s principals committee, which will include the nation’s highest ranking security officials, the secretary of defense and the secretary of state.unlike previous presidential administrations, trump’s urday memo specified






trump immigration order will ‘give isis some more propaganda’


u.s. senator john mccain said on sunday that president donald trump’s order targeting immigration from seven predominantly muslim countries has been “confusing” and raised a number of questions.“it’s been a very confusing process,” mccain, a republican and chairman of the senate armed services committee, told cbs’ ‘face the nation.’ mccain said the effect of trump’s immigration order “will probably, in some areas, give isis (islamic state) some more propaganda,” and asked why the countries targeted by the order included iraq, where u.s. forces are fighting alongside iraqi forces against islamic state.mccain said he was “worried” about the addition of trump’s chief strategist and former paign chief steve bannon to the u.s. national security council. mccain said this was “a radical departure






democrats and republicans can’t believe trump put ‘nazi’ steve bannon on nationa


on urday, pres. donald trump announced that the chairman of the joint chiefs and the national director of intelligence will no longer be included in all meetings of the national security council (nsc)’s principals committee. however, the president’s order said, former breitbart.com ceo stephen k. bannon will be attending every meeting alongside the secretary of state, the secretary of defense and some of the highest ranking officers in the nation’s security and intelligence services. “chairman of joint chiefs and dni treated as afterthoughts in cabinet level principals meetings. and where is cia?? cut out of everything?” wrote former united nations amb ador susan rice on sunday, according to the new york daily news.“this is stone cold crazy,” rice continued. “after a week of crazy. who nee






elon musk seeks “specific amendments” to recommend to trump on immigration order


elon musk is asking for people to recommend “specific amendments” trump and the white house should make to the executive order issues on friday regarding immigration and barring entry for people seeking refugee status. the tesla and spacex ceo is a member of trump’s economic advisory council, and he said via twitter that he will be looking to build consensus within that group about what changes to make to the order, so that he can present them to donald trump as recommendations for change.musk made comments on urday regarding the ban, noting that it is “not the best way to address the country’s challenges,” a statement which was later echoed by tesla’s own official comment on the matter. musk also noted that many impacted by the ban “don’t deserve to be rejected,” replied to a canadian-ira






elon musk seeks “specific amendments” to recommend to trump on immigration order


elon musk is asking for people to recommend “specific amendments” trump and the white house should make to the executive order issues on friday regarding immigration and barring entry for people seeking refugee status. the tesla and spacex ceo is a member of trump’s economic advisory council, and he said via twitter that he will be looking to build consensus within that group about what changes to make to the order, so that he can present them to donald trump as recommendations for change.musk made comments on urday regarding the ban, noting that it is “not the best way to address the country’s challenges,” a statement which was later echoed by tesla’s own official comment on the matter. musk also noted that many impacted by the ban “don’t deserve to be rejected,” replied to a canadian-ira






under cover of #muslimban, bannon throws top general and spy off the national se


while the american public's attention was focused on the thousands of families whose lives were disrupted and even put at risk by trump's ban on muslims entering the usa, the us director of national intelligence and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff were removed from the list of permanent attendees in the president's national security council. they were replaced with white nationalist trump advisor steve bannon. trump announced the changes shortly after speaking with putin for an hour. presidential press spokesman sean spicer downplayed bannon's lack of expertise, describing the avowed racist as "a former naval officer." bannon left the navy in 1983. the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, whom bannon is replacing, is an active-service four-star general. counseling trump in t






elon musk seeks “specific amendments” to recommend to trump on immigration order


elon musk is asking for people to recommend “specific amendments” trump and the white house should make to the executive order issues on friday regarding immigration and barring entry for people seeking refugee status. the tesla and spacex ceo is a member of trump’s economic advisory council, and he said via twitter that he will be looking to build consensus within that group about what changes to make to the order, so that he can present them to donald trump as recommendations for change.musk made comments on urday regarding the ban, noting that it is “not the best way to address the country’s challenges,” a statement which was later echoed by tesla’s own official comment on the matter. musk also noted that many impacted by the ban “don’t deserve to be rejected,” replied to a canadian-ira






under cover of #muslimban, bannon throws top general and spy off the national se


while the american public's attention was focused on the thousands of families whose lives were disrupted and even put at risk by trump's ban on muslims entering the usa, the us director of national intelligence and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff were removed from the list of permanent attendees in the president's national security council. they were replaced with white nationalist trump advisor steve bannon. putin announced the changes shortly after speaking with putin for an hour. presidential press spokesman sean spicer downplayed bannon's lack of expertise, describing the avowed racist as "a former naval officer." bannon left the navy in 1983. the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, whom bannon is replacing, is an active-service four-star general. counseling trump in






top russian official says putin-trump call will be positive


moscow (ap) — influential russian security chief nikolai patrushev says moscow has high hopes for a scheduled telephone call between russian president vladimir putin and his u.s. counterpart donald trump.“everything will be positive,” patrushev said urday, according to russia’s interfax news agency. he is the secretary of russia’s security council.the telephone call between putin and trump expected to take place later urday will be the first official contact between the two leaders since trump was sworn in as president. the kremlin has welcomed trump’s promises to mend ties with moscow, which have been badly strained by the ukrainian crisis, the war in syria and allegations of russian meddling in the u.s. elections.putin held a meeting of the security council on friday to discuss u.s.-russ






ex-council member gary schiff runs for alondra cano's ninth ward seat


gary schiff will run for a return to the city council, throwing his name into a closely watched race in south minneapolis.schiff, 44, posted about his candidacy urday night on facebook. he will face incumbent alondra cano, who has considered a run for u.s. rep. keith ellison’s seat if he wins election as chairman of the democratic national committee. mohamed farah, the executive director of the somali nonprofit ka joog, is also running for the seat. the heart of ward 9 is e. lake street from chicago avenue to hiawatha avenue, where immigrant-owned businesses want police to crack down on drug-dealing and prostitution, many are opposed to a higher minimum wage, and they are fearful that a president donald trump-led crackdown on illegal immigrants will hurt their employees and customers.“we n






ex-council member gary schiff runs for alondra cano's ninth ward seat


gary schiff will run for a return to the city council, throwing his name into a closely watched race in south minneapolis.schiff, 44, posted about his candidacy urday night on facebook. he will face incumbent alondra cano, who has considered a run for u.s. rep. keith ellison’s seat if he wins election as chairman of the democratic national committee. mohamed farah, the executive director of the somali nonprofit ka joog, is also running for the seat. the heart of ward 9 is e. lake street from chicago avenue to hiawatha avenue, where immigrant-owned businesses want police to crack down on drug-dealing and prostitution, many are opposed to a higher minimum wage, and they are fearful that a president donald trump-led crackdown on illegal immigrants will hurt their employees and customers.“we n






roseville armory controversy: council aims for homes on site


a dispute in roseville over whether to try and save the city’s former national guard armory is nearing an end.against the wishes of those who wanted to preserve the armory for use as a community center, the city council last week signaled its preference to redevelop the site for low-density housing instead.city officials consulted neighbors, getting what they considered a solid response: 87 comments, online or on paper. among those comments, 69 people said they preferred single-family detached homes on the site, while the community center option drew 44 positive responses, community development chief kari collins told the council.but 29 people declared that no institutional use was suitable — a hint of polarization.many in the area wanted the armory preserved partly because “some of our ol






ex-council member gary schiff running for alondra cano's ninth ward seat


gary schiff said sunday he will run for a return to the city council, throwing his name into a closely watched race in south minneapolis.schiff, 44, will face incumbent alondra cano, who has mulled a run for u.s. rep. keith ellison’s seat if he wins election as chairman of the democratic national committee. mohamed farah, the executive director of the somali nonprofit ka joog, is also running for the seat.the heart of the ninth ward is e. lake street from chicago avenue to hiawatha avenue, where immigrant-owned businesses want police to crack down on drug-dealing and prostitution, many are opposed to a higher minimum wage, and some are fearful that president donald trump’s crackdown on illegal immigrants will hurt their employees and customers.“we need leadership that can translate protest






ex-council member gary schiff runs for alondra cano's ninth ward seat


gary schiff will run for a return to the city council, throwing his name into a closely watched race in south minneapolis.schiff, 44, posted about his candidacy urday night on facebook. he will face incumbent alondra cano, who has considered a run for u.s. rep. keith ellison’s seat if he wins election as chairman of the democratic national committee. mohamed farah, the executive director of the somali nonprofit ka joog, is also running for the seat. the heart of ward 9 is e. lake street from chicago avenue to hiawatha avenue, where immigrant-owned businesses want police to crack down on drug-dealing and prostitution, many are opposed to a higher minimum wage, and they are fearful that a president donald trump-led crackdown on illegal immigrants will hurt their employees and customers.“we n






trump boots top officials — but includes steve bannon — in reshuffled national s


elections 2016, facebook, trump news, u.s. newstrump boots top officials — but includes steve bannon — in reshuffled national security councildavid ferguson28 jan 2017 at 21:15 etin another series of executive orders on urday, pres. donald trump restructured the national security council (nsc) and created a position on it for senior aide and former breitbart.com ceo stephen k. bannon.the washington post reported urday night that in addition to installing bannon on the council, trump ordered the pentagon to come up with a strategy to defeat isis and conducted his first phone call with russian pres. vladimir putin and conducted calls with other heads of state. the post reported that bannon has been given a regular seat on the national security council’s principals committee, which will inclu






knights of malta: pope writes to stress order's sovereignty


rome — pope francis has re ured the knights of malta, an ancient catholic lay order, about its sovereignty, even as a special papal delegate will work to ensure the "spiritual renewal" of its members, after revelations its charity component had distributed condoms.the order's sovereign council in rome on urday accepted the resignation of grand master fra' matthew festing, who had sacked the order's foreign minister, albrecht von boeselager. the minister was removed as grand chancellor following revelations that condoms were distributed in myanmar under his watch.but the vatican intervened on the minister's behalf.on urday, the council s ped the disciplinary procedures launched against von boeselager, who immediately resumed his post, a statement from the knights of malta said. the knights






intelligence, pentagon leaders welcome at nsc meetings


president trump (p o: pool, getty images)white house chief of staff reince priebus denied sunday that president trump's revamped national security council will be restricted, saying intelligence and pentagon chiefs are welcome at any meeting."they're included as attendees anytime that they want to be included," priebus told nbc's meet the press.a trump order issued  urday indicated that joint chiefs of staff chairman joseph dunford and director of national intelligence-designate dan coats are not full-fledged nsc members moving forward."the director of national intelligence and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff shall attend where issues pertaining to their responsibilities and expertise are to be discussed," the order said.priebus told nbc that "they're invited to be attendees of t






intelligence, pentagon leaders welcome at nsc meetings


president trump (p o: pool, getty images)white house chief of staff reince priebus denied sunday that president trump's revamped national security council will be restricted, saying intelligence and pentagon chiefs are welcome at any meeting."they're included as attendees anytime that they want to be included," priebus told nbc's meet the press.a trump order issued  urday indicated that joint chiefs of staff chairman joseph dunford and director of national intelligence-designate dan coats are not full-fledged nsc members moving forward."the director of national intelligence and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff shall attend where issues pertaining to their responsibilities and expertise are to be discussed," the order said.priebus told nbc that "they're invited to be attendees of t






intelligence, pentagon leaders welcome at nsc meetings


president trump (p o: pool, getty images)white house chief of staff reince priebus denied sunday that president trump's revamped national security council will be restricted, saying intelligence and pentagon chiefs are welcome at any meeting."they're included as attendees anytime that they want to be included," priebus told nbc's meet the press.a trump order issued  urday indicated that joint chiefs of staff chairman joseph dunford and director of national intelligence-designate dan coats are not full-fledged nsc members moving forward."the director of national intelligence and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff shall attend where issues pertaining to their responsibilities and expertise are to be discussed," the order said.priebus told nbc that "they're invited to be attendees of t






here are some things chelsea’s proposed new stadium resembles


chelsea just received permission to tear down stamford bridge and build a m ive new stadium, according to this report from the .stamford bridge appears fairly modern, having been renovated in the ’90s, but it’s actually quite old, having been around since the late 19th-century. but progress and the promise of m ive revenue increases stop for no man, so here we are, with the local authorities granting permission to tear down the old stadium in favor of something new:chelsea football club have been given permission by the local council to build a new £500m 60,000-seat stadium. hammersmith and fulham council’s planning committee have backed plans to demolish the current 41,600-capacity stamford bridge stadium. the plans include a walkway from the nearby district line station.“we are grateful






trump gives stephen bannon national security council role


in this file p o, stephen bannon watches as republican presidential nominee donald trump addresses the final rally of his 2016 presidential paign at devos place in grand ids, mich. (p o: mandel ngan, afp/getty images)in one of three executive actions urday, president trump reshuffled the national security council to include his chief strategist, stephen bannon, and limited the roles of the director of national intelligence and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff.the memorandum makes the chief strategist a regular attendee of the principals committee, the cabinet-level interagency forum that deals with policy issues affecting national security. for bannon, the washington outsider who ran the conservative website breitbart news, it's another area of federal government in which he will






trump gives stephen bannon national security council role


in this file p o, stephen bannon watches as republican presidential nominee donald trump addresses the final rally of his 2016 presidential paign at devos place in grand ids, mich. (p o: mandel ngan, afp/getty images)in one of three executive actions urday, president trump reshuffled the national security council to include his chief strategist, stephen bannon, and limited the roles of the director of national intelligence and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff.the memorandum makes the chief strategist a regular attendee of the principals committee, the cabinet-level interagency forum that deals with policy issues affecting national security. for bannon, the washington outsider who ran the conservative website breitbart news, it's another area of federal government in which he will






trump gives stephen bannon national security council role


in this file p o, stephen bannon watches as republican presidential nominee donald trump addresses the final rally of his 2016 presidential paign at devos place in grand ids, mich. (p o: mandel ngan, afp/getty images)in one of three executive actions urday, president trump reshuffled the national security council to include his chief strategist, stephen bannon, and limited the roles of the director of national intelligence and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff.the memorandum makes the chief strategist a regular attendee of the principals committee, the cabinet-level interagency forum that deals with policy issues affecting national security. for bannon, the washington outsider who ran the conservative website breitbart news, it's another area of federal government in which he will






trump gives stephen bannon national security council role


in this file p o, stephen bannon watches as republican presidential nominee donald trump addresses the final rally of his 2016 presidential paign at devos place in grand ids, mich. (p o: mandel ngan, afp/getty images)in one of three executive actions urday, president trump reshuffled the national security council to include his chief strategist, stephen bannon, and limited the roles of the director of national intelligence and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff.the memorandum makes the chief strategist a regular attendee of the principals committee, the cabinet-level interagency forum that deals with policy issues affecting national security. for bannon, the washington outsider who ran the conservative website breitbart news, it's another area of federal government in which he will






trump gives stephen bannon national security council role


in this file p o, stephen bannon watches as republican presidential nominee donald trump addresses the final rally of his 2016 presidential paign at devos place in grand ids, mich. (p o: mandel ngan, afp/getty images)in one of three executive actions urday, president trump reshuffled the national security council to include his chief strategist, stephen bannon, and limited the roles of the director of national intelligence and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff.the memorandum makes the chief strategist a regular attendee of the principals committee, the cabinet-level interagency forum that deals with policy issues affecting national security. for bannon, the washington outsider who ran the conservative website breitbart news, it's another area of federal government in which he will






trump gives stephen bannon national security council role


in this file p o, stephen bannon watches as republican presidential nominee donald trump addresses the final rally of his 2016 presidential paign at devos place in grand ids, mich. (p o: mandel ngan, afp/getty images)in one of three executive actions urday, president trump reshuffled the national security council to include his chief strategist, stephen bannon, and limited the roles of the director of national intelligence and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff.the memorandum makes the chief strategist a regular attendee of the principals committee, the cabinet-level interagency forum that deals with policy issues affecting national security. for bannon, the washington outsider who ran the conservative website breitbart news, it's another area of federal government in which he will






trump sets 5-year and lifetime lobbying ban for officials


president donald trump is imposing a lifetime ban on administration officials lobbying for foreign governments, and a five-year ban for other lobbying.trump used his executive authority urday to put in place the bans — fulfilling part of his paign pledge to "drain the swamp" in washington.trump has said that those who want to work for him should focus on the job they'll be doing for the american people, and not on future income earned by peddling their influence after serving in government.administration officials describe the bans as historic in scope. but it's not immediately clear how they'd be enforced.trump also took a separate action to restructure the national security council ask military advisers to prepare a plan to defeat the islamic state group. ociated press






white house backs strategist at national security meetings


washington (ap) — the white house on sunday said the addition of president donald trump’s chief strategist, steve bannon, to regular meetings of the country’s top national security officials was essential to the commander in chief’s decision-making process.trump took steps urday to begin restructuring the white house national security council, adding the senior adviser to the principals committee, which includes the secretaries of state and defense. at the same time, trump said his director of national intelligence and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff would attend “where issues pertaining to their responsibilities and expertise are to be discussed.”bannon served in the navy before attending harvard business school, working at goldman sachs, starting his own media-focused boutique






trump sets 5-year and lifetime lobbying ban for officials


washington — president donald trump is imposing a lifetime ban on administration officials lobbying for foreign governments, and a five-year ban for other lobbying.trump used his executive authority urday to put in place the bans — fulfilling part of his paign pledge to "drain the swamp" in washington.trump has said that those who want to work for him should focus on the job they'll be doing for the american people, and not on future income earned by peddling their influence after serving in government.administration officials describe the bans as historic in scope. but it's not immediately clear how they'd be enforced.trump also took a separate action to restructure the national security council ask military advisers to prepare a plan to defeat the islamic state group.






trump sets 5-year and lifetime lobbying ban for officials


president donald trump acted urday to fulfill a key portion of his pledge to "drain the swamp" in washington, banning administration officials from ever lobbying the u.s. on behalf of a foreign government and imposing a separate five-year ban on other lobbying.administration officials described the bans as historic in scope. but it was not immediately clear how either one would be enforced.trump has said individuals who want to aid him in his quest to "make america great again" should focus on the jobs they will be doing to help the american people, and not thinking about the future income they could rake in by peddling their influence after serving in government."most of the people standing behind me will not be able to go to work," trump joked, referring to an array of white house offici






john mccain says president trump's travel ban will "give isis some more propagan


sen. john mccain on sunday criticized president donald trump’s ban on immigrants from seven muslim-majority countries, saying it has been a “confused process” that will only give the terror group isis “more propaganda.”“the good news is that it’s only got to do with a pause,” he told cbs’ “face the nation. “the bad news is that obviously this process and these conclusions were not vetted.”mccain said that it’s important to understand the “ramifications of this kind of action,” which has been roundly criticized by foreign leaders.“the effect will probably in some areas give isis some more propaganda,” he said, adding that he is particularly concerned about the effect the ban will have on iraqis -- whose troops are fighting side-by-side with american forces in the battle to retake mosul.he a






‘stone cold crazy’: white house defends putting stephen bannon on national secur


white house officials defended president donald trump’s move to give top political strategist stephen bannon a permanent spot on the national security council while limiting the role of the director of national intelligence and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff.“we are instilling reforms to make sure that we streamline the process for the president to make decisions on key, important intelligence matters,” white house press secretary sean spicer said sunday on abc’s “this week.”in a presidential memorandum issued urday, bannon, 63, a former executive at breitbart news, was given a permanent spot on the nsc’s principals committee, the senior-level interagency group that considers major national security policy issues. others with permanent seats on the white house policy council inc






the latest: security chief's high hopes for trump-putin call


washington — the latest on president donald trump (all times est):6 a.m.russia's security chief says he has high hopes for urday's scheduled telephone call between russian president vladimir putin and president donald trump.nikolai patrushev — secretary of russia's security council — is quoted by russia's interfax news agency as saying, "everything will be positive."the leaders' call will be their first official contact since trump was sworn in as president.the kremlin has welcomed trump's promises to mend ties with moscow. those ties have been strained by the ukrainian crisis, the war in syria and allegations of russian meddling in the u.s. elections.trump has been noncommittal about the fate of u.s. economic penalties against russia.






trump sets lobbying bans for officials


by darlene supervillewashington (ap) — president donald trump acted urday to fulfill a key portion of his pledge to “drain the swamp” in washington, banning administration officials from ever lobbying the u.s. on behalf of a foreign government and imposing a separate five-year ban on other lobbying.administration officials described the bans as historic in scope. but it was not immediately clear how either one would be enforced.trump has said individuals who want to aid him in his quest to “make america great again” should focus on the jobs they will be doing to help the american people, and not thinking about the future income they could rake in by peddling their influence after serving in government.“most of the people standing behind me will not be able to go to work,” trump joked, refe






minnesota ironman bicycle ride expects to move to waconia


the 51st minnesota ironman bicycle ride is slated to move this spring from washington county to waconia — despite the fact that the ride has yet to be approved by the waconia city council.“this has been worked on for months,” said susan arntz, waconia’s city administrator, “and last week is the first time i’ve ever heard of it. this is a 3,000-person event that they’re bringing to our community, and i just received it last friday.”but event organizers hope to rectify that oversight soon, spokesman russ lowthian said.“we didn’t talk to the right people,” he said. “we’ve been working with the waconia chamber of commerce, and everybody umed the city itself would know about it. shame on us and shame on [the chamber].”registration for the ride opens wednesday, but the event won’t go before the






trump immigration order wasn’t vetted


u.s. senator john mccain said on sunday that president donald trump’s order targeting immigration from seven predominantly muslim countries has been “confusing” and raised a number of questions.“it’s been a very confusing process,” mccain, a republican and chairman of the senate armed services committee, told cbs’ ‘face the nation.’ mccain said the effect of trump’s immigration order “will probably, in some areas, give isis (islamic state) some more propaganda,” and asked why the countries targeted by the order included iraq, where u.s. forces are fighting alongside iraqi forces against islamic state.mccain said he was “worried” about the addition of trump’s chief strategist and former paign chief steve bannon to the u.s. national security council. mccain said this was “a radical departure






trump sets 5-year and lifetime lobbying ban for officials – the denver post


by darlene supervillewashington (ap) — president donald trump acted urday to fulfill a key portion of his pledge to “drain the swamp” in washington, banning administration officials from ever lobbying the u.s. on behalf of a foreign government and imposing a separate five-year ban on other lobbying.administration officials described the bans as historic in scope. but it was not immediately clear how either one would be enforced.trump has said individuals who want to aid him in his quest to “make america great again” should focus on the jobs they will be doing to help the american people, and not thinking about the future income they could rake in by peddling their influence after serving in government.“most of the people standing behind me will not be able to go to work,” trump joked, refe






oscar-nominated director can’t attend ceremony due to trump ban: iranian group


the director tof an iranian film that is nominated for an oscar will not be able to attend the ceremony due to president donald trump’s executive order signed of friday night.according to a tweet from trita parsi, the president of the national iranian american council (niac), director asghar farhadi is no longer allowed to enter the united states to see his film, the salesman” honored.“confirmed: iran’s asghar farhadi won’t be let into the us to attend oscar’s. he’s nominated for best foreign language film… #muslimban,” parsi wrote on twitter.farhardi previously won the best foreign film award for 2012’s critically aclaimed “a separation.”muslim-majority iran was on the list of countries trump included of his list limiting entry into the united states, along with banning refugees from syri






trump issues more executive actions on national security


president trump kept up his frenetic pace of executive action on urday by signing new directives that put his own imprint on the national security apparatus. trump signed executive actions to reorganize the national security council and to direct the joint chiefs of staff to present him with a plan to defeat the islamic state terror organization, according to white house officials who have seen the documents and described their content to reporters. he also issued a five-year ban preventing people who work for him from lobbying his administration after they leave it. the action e right on the heels of a controversial executive order on friday closing u.s. borders to refugees from around the world and temporarily halting immigration from several mostly muslim countries. despite the num






alphabet’s long bets start looking better: it’s the daily crunch


every monday, wednesday and friday our daily guided tour of the biggest tech stories from the past 24 hours will appear here on techcrunch.com. to get the daily crunch in your inbox every day of the week, sign up here.alphabet’s ‘other bets’ start looking like better bets, microsoft ascends to the clouds and trump enlists more titans of tech. all that and more in the daily crunch for january 27, 2017. and if you’re a billionaire prepper, middle earth apparently looks like a pretty good escape route.1. alphabet’s letters beyond g are starting to make moneyalphabet formed to make sure that it could treat google and its other businesses with the individual care and accountability that each merits, and now its other bets are starting to pay off. during its most recent quarter, it revealed big






trump sets 5-year and lifetime lobbying ban for officials


washington (ap) — president donald trump acted urday to fulfill a key portion of his pledge to “drain the swamp” in washington, banning administration officials from ever lobbying the u.s. on behalf of a foreign government and imposing a separate five-year ban on other lobbying.administration officials described the bans as historic in scope. but it was not immediately clear how either one would be enforced.trump has said individuals who want to aid him in his quest to “make america great again” should focus on the jobs they will be doing to help the american people, and not thinking about the future income they could rake in by peddling their influence after serving in government.“most of the people standing behind me will not be able to go to work,” trump joked, referring to an array of






salmon season setting meeting dates set with forecasts announced feb. 28


here are the salmon season setting meeting dates for 2017, known as the north of falcon process:february 22willapa bay and grays harbor forecast meeting6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; montesano city hall, 112 n. main st., montesano.wdfw presents willapa bay and grays harbor salmon abundance forecasts. fishery mana ent objectives and preliminary fishing opportunities for 2017 are discussed.february 28most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.2017 salmon forecasts and fishing opportunities9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; general administration auditorium, 210 11th ave. sw, olympia.parking is available in the visitor lot of the natural resources building, 1111 washington st. se, olympia.wdfw presents puget sound, coastal washington and columbia river salmon abundance forecasts. fishery mana ent objectives






ban lorries from using car -navs, say councils


image copyrightnorthants policeimage caption last year, a lorry be e t ped under a low railway bridge in northamptonshire lorry drivers should be banned from using -navs specifically designed for cars, council chiefs have said.the local government ociation (lga) wants legislation brought in to make sure lorry drivers in england and wales use a gps system suitable for hgvs.it wants councils to have the power to ensure drivers avoid routes where they exceed the weight or height limit.on monday, a lorry crashed into a bridge near birmingham, ripping the roof of its trailer off.calls to change navigation systems come after a number of lorries have got stuck in narrow roads or under low bridges.in september last year a lorry was driven over a bridge in marlow, buckinghamshire, causing it to be






ban lorries from using car -navs, say councils


image copyrightnorthants policeimage caption last year, a lorry be e t ped under a low railway bridge in northamptonshire lorry drivers should be banned from using -navs specifically designed for cars, council chiefs have said.the local government ociation (lga) wants legislation brought in to make sure lorry drivers in england and wales use a gps system suitable for hgvs.it wants councils to have the power to ensure drivers avoid routes where they exceed the weight or height limit.on monday, a lorry crashed into a bridge near birmingham, ripping the roof of its trailer off.calls to change navigation systems come after a number of lorries have got stuck in narrow roads or under low bridges.in september last year a lorry was driven over a bridge in marlow, buckinghamshire, causing it to be






at least seven detainees are held at lax as protesters rail against trump's ban


los angeles mayor eric garcetti released a statement urday in support of peaceful protest at the airport, skewering trump’s executive order while also urging demonstrators to remain calm.“congress outlawed the banning of immigrants by nationality more than 50 years ago, because we have long known that it does not make us safer,” garcetti said in a statement. “it only fans the flames of hatred that those who wish us harm seek to spread.”caption90 seconds: 4 stories you can't missso-called sanctuary cities were once places of refuge. a surge in media mergers is expected under trump’s pro-business agenda. chinese new year begins tomorrow. grocery store tomatoes are often tasteless but researchers at the university of florida have discovered a game-changer.so-called sanctuary cities were once






white house defends putting bannon on national security council


president trump gives no sign of backing down from travel banjerry mar , katherine shaverthe trump administration showed no sign early sunday of backing down from an executive order that bans entry to the united states by refugees, migrants and even green-card holders from seven mostly muslim countries.despite judicial rulings in several cities across the country overnight that immediately...the trump administration showed no sign early sunday of backing down from an executive order that bans entry to the united states by refugees, migrants and even green-card holders from seven mostly muslim countries.despite judicial rulings in several cities across the country overnight that immediately... (jerry mar , katherine shaver)