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GOP Senators Rally to McConnell’s Defense Amid Trump Attacks

“Flake’s primary challenger GOP senators rally to McConnell’s defense amid Trump attacks Flake voices support for McConnell amid Trump attacks MORE, as President Trump has launched a string of attacks against the Kentucky Republican” reports thehill.com. Flake’s primary challenger GOP senators rally to McConnell’s defense amid Trump attacks Flake voices support for McConnell amid Trump attacks MORE (R-Ariz.), a vocal critic of Trump, added that McConnell “does a tough job well.Dean Heller Dean HellerGOP senators rally to McConnell’s defense amid Trump attacks Senate primaries: How far will Trump go for…

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Former Senators forward Dany Heatley wins major lawsuit over former agent

“After alleging his former agent and business advisor intentionally led him astray on real estate investments, losing him millions of dollars, Dany Heatley won a major court decision on Wednesday” reports sportingnews.com. MORE: Erik Karlsson’s wedding: There’s a new royal couple in Ottawa Perhaps adding legs to Heatley’s lawsuit is that his former Senators teammate, Chris Phillips, is also suing McAlpine and his parents for millions listing those same real estate companies, citing unapproved real estate investments. Source: sportingnews.com Share This:

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U.S. senators seek answers in Wells Fargo auto scandal

“The Republican chairs of the committee and the subcommittee that would head any congressional investigations into insurance sales, U.S. Sens” writes Lisa Lambert for autonews.com. Bill Nelson and Richard Blumenthal, wrote to Wells CEO Timothy Sloan with questions about the scandal as basic as how many customers were affected.The senators are also seeking information about possible commissions paid or revenues shared between Wells and National.Wells spokeswoman Jennifer Dunn said the bank is committed to addressing the lawmakers’ concerns. Source: autonews.com Share This:

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Australian Senators Call On the Reserve Bank to Back Bitcoin

“Senators in Australia are putting their political differences aside and are banding together to urge the Reserve Bank to back bitcoin as an official currency” writes unknown author for cryptocoinsnews.com. In April, it was reported that the Reserve Bank was studying the blockchain for the financial system.With the digital currency gaining prominence in value and increased adoption it has suddenly become a contender in the financial sector.So much so, that Australia’s lawmakers want the central bank to create its own digital currency and blockchain to use on the market.As part…

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How the Ottawa Senators are Strategically Using No-Trade Clauses

“Once again Ottawa appears in the middle of the list, but with more no-trade clauses than nearly every other team in the league” writes Aug Edt for silversevensens.com. They’re tied for the most no-trade clauses with the Detroit Red Wings, although unlike the Wings who give out mostly no-movement and full no-trade clauses (longer bars), all ten of Ottawa’s are limited to fewer teams, causing a much lower total impact.The no-trade clause is a funny thing.What may end up being the perfect trade could be nixed by a no-trade clause,…

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GOP Senators Introduce Bills to Protect Special Counsel

“Chris Coons Wednesday, asking him to co-sponsor a piece of legislation protecting the independence of the special counsel, Coons said” reports realclearpolitics.com. Republican senators unveiled two bills Thursday aimed at protecting special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation and limiting President Trump’s ability to fire him, the latest in a series of moves aimed at asserting congressional authority over the president.The legislation from Tillis and Coons would allow the special counsel to contest removal by the president before a panel of three judges within 14 days of being ousted. Source: realclearpolitics.com Share This:

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Trump, Republican Senators Unveil Measure to Cut Legal Immigration

“President Trump on Wednesday teamed up with two conservative Republican senators to roll out new legislation aimed at dramatically curbing legal immigration to the United States, a key Trump campaign promise” reports thehill.com. The senators joined Trump at a White House ceremony to announce the measure.The measure reflects Trump’s rhetoric during the 2016 campaign, when he argued that the spike in legal immigration over the past several decades has taken job opportunities away from American citizens and threatened national security.Trump met with Cotton and Perdue in March to discuss the legislation,…

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Trump, GOP senators introduce bill to slash legal immigration levels

“Opponents of slashing immigration levels said immigrants help boost the economy and that studies have shown they commit crimes at lower levels than do native-born Americans” writes David Nakamura for sun-sentinel.com. “This would be the most significant reform to the immigration system in half a century,” said Trump, flanked by the senators in the Roosevelt Room.Under the bill, the new immigration system would award points to green card applicants based on such factors as English ability, education levels and job skills.President Donald Trump on Wednesday endorsed a new bill in…

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Senate Has Rare Good Idea to Secure the Internet of Things

“Commonsense regulations like these would go a long way toward bolstering internet security” writes Brian Feldman for nymag.com. As a start, this week Senators Mark Warner (D-VA) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) introduced the Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017 to protect the federal government. Any tech firm hoping to land a government contract would need to comply with these new security regulations by making changes that would probably be applied to consumer sales as well.The product category, which covers internet-enabled devices that we don’t generally perceive as “smart,” like light…

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Trump, GOP senators to introduce bill to slash legal immigration levels

“Opponents of slashing immigration levels said immigrants help boost the economy and that studies have shown they commit crimes at lower levels than do native-born Americans” writes David Nakamura Covers for washingtonpost.com. President Trump will appear with a pair of conservative Republican senators at the White House on Wednesday to unveil legislation aimed at slashing legal immigration levels over a decade, a goal Trump endorsed on the campaign trail.The revised legislation also is expected to put stricter limits on temporary work visas for lower skilled immigrants.To achieve the reductions, Cotton…

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