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House Speaker Pelosi holds talks in Jordan with King Abdullah

“Pelosi said in a statement the visit was at “a critical time for the security and stability of the region” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. The U.S. delegation included the heads of key House committees including Foreign Affairs committee chairman Eliot Engel, Homeland Security Committee chairman Bennie Thompson, Intelligence committee chairman Adam Schiff and Representative Mac Thornberry, the top Republican on the Armed Services Committee. Source: 95kqds.com

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White House defends hosting G-7 at Trump resort as ‘significantly cheaper’ option

“The White House defended its decision to host the 2020 G-7 Summit at President Trump’s Florida resort, calling it a “significantly cheaper” option for the event’s venue” reports washingtonexaminer.com. On Thursday, acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney announced that the Trump National Doral Miami will house next year’s gathering of world leaders, saying the property was the best possible facility and that Trump’s business would not earn a profit.Grisham added that the White House is also considering the option of a host committee for the G-7, which would…

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Anti-Brexit forces block UK Parliament vote on Boris Johnson deal with EU

“Johnson’s deal, struck between him and the EU on Thursday, is not dead” reports washingtonexaminer.com. Johnson also said that Brexit legislation will return to the Commons next week.Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit plan is on hold after the British Parliament passed the Lewtin amendment, which delays the deal and rules out a no-deal Brexit by the end of the month.The best thing for the U.K. and for the whole of Europe is for us to leave with this new deal on Oct. 31.”.  Source: washingtonexaminer.com

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will have its best chance at advancing legislation

“The Federal Trade Commission has begun studying the issue, and Democratic presidential frontrunners Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders have both called for national right-to-repair legislation” reports vice.com. On Monday, the right-to-repair movement will have its best chance at advancing legislation that would make it easier to repair your gadgets.That legislation may end up being unnecessary if Massachusetts (or any other state) passes a law first.But Massachusetts is one of the most likely states to pass the legislation, for a few different reasons. Source: vice.com

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Dems aim to block…

“Lawmakers said the “Trump’s Heist Undermines the G-7 (THUG) Act” would cut off all federal funding for the move to have leaders of the seven largest economies in the world gather next June at the Trump National Doral Golf Club in Miami” reports yahoo.com. The bill would also require the White House to turn over all relevant documents that show how administration officials decided on Doral. Source: yahoo.com

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Energy secretary will not comply with congressional Democrats’ impeachment probe: reports

“In a letter to the three committees, Melissa Burnison, an assistant energy secretary, wrote that the impeachment inquiry had not been properly authorized” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. The energy department’s response follows the lead of the White House, which has said it would refuse to cooperate with an “illegitimate, unconstitutional” congressional impeachment inquiry. Source: 95kqds.com

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Top Economic Advisers Warned Trump on Tariffs Before China Truce

“But Trump during the meeting pointed the finger at the Federal Reserve, saying it deserves to share blame for the economic downturn” reports thehill.com. Trump also reportedly called in one of his closest advisers on China, Peter Navarro, into the meeting.A Trump administration official confirmed to the Journal that the president hears from a number of different advisers before making decisions on trade talks. Source: thehill.com

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