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USA POLITICS: Republicans, Paul Ryan All-In Now On Tax Reform

USA POLITICS: Republicans, Paul Ryan All-In Now On Tax Reform

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Friday that tax reform in many ways is “a lot simpler” than healthcare reform.

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USA POLITICS: Obamacare Survival May Have Dealt Blow to Paul Ryan’s House Speaker Job

USA POLITICS: Obamacare Survival May Have Dealt Blow to Paul Ryan’s House Speaker Job

Republican Representative Joe Barton, asked about the impact of Friday’s loss on Paul Ryan, said: “The speaker is a human being. He’s not Superman.”

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USA POLITICS: Republicans Say They Lack Votes to Pass Healthcare Bill in Blow to Trump

USA POLITICS: Republicans Say They Lack Votes to Pass Healthcare Bill in Blow to Trump

“We’ll see what happens,” U.S. President Donald Trump said at the White House, adding that Ryan should keep his job regardless of the outcome.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Ultimatum to Republicans: ‘Pass Healthcare Bill Friday Or Keep Obamacare in Place’

USA POLITICS: Trump Ultimatum to Republicans: ‘Pass Healthcare Bill Friday Or Keep Obamacare in Place’

US President Trump demands support in do-or-die Friday vote on healthcare plan. Republican lawmakers struggling to overcome differences over new healthcare.

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USA POLITICS: Top Senate Democrat Vows to Block Neil Gorsuch Confirmation

USA POLITICS: Top Senate Democrat Vows to Block Neil Gorsuch Confirmation

“After careful deliberation, I have concluded that I cannot support Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court,” Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said on the Senate floor, a day after Gorsuch finished marathon Judiciary Committee testimony.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Healthcare Bill Takes Center Stage

USA POLITICS: Trump Healthcare Bill Takes Center Stage

U.S. President Donald Trump and House of Representatives leaders pushed for votes for their plan to overhaul Obamacare and said they were making progress.

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GHANA POLITICS: Akufo-Addo’s Ministers Approved in Record Time

GHANA POLITICS: Akufo-Addo’s Ministers Approved in Record Time

MP said Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s first batch of 36 ministers were vetted and approved in record time.

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USA POLITICS: Trump to Republican Lawmakers: There’ll Be Backlash for Healthcare Failure

USA POLITICS: Trump to Republican Lawmakers: There’ll Be Backlash for Healthcare Failure

U.S. President Donald Trump warned Republican lawmakers that voters could punish them if they do not approve a plan he favors to dismantle Obamacare.

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SCOTLAND POLITICS: Parliament Begins Debate On New Independence Referendum

SCOTLAND POLITICS: Parliament Begins Debate On New Independence Referendum

“It will simply not be acceptable for the UK government to stand as a roadblock to the democratically expressed will of this parliament,” said Sturgeon.

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PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Pantaleon Alvarez Mulls Impeaching Leni Robredo For Criticising Duterte War On Drugs

PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Pantaleon Alvarez Mulls Impeaching Leni Robredo For Criticising Duterte War On Drugs

Robredo issued strong rebuke of Duterte’s war on drugs, describing it as an issue of public health that cannot be solved “with bullets alone”.

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USA POLITICS: US Supreme Court’s Ideological Balance At Stake in Gorsuch Confirmation Fight

USA POLITICS: US Supreme Court’s Ideological Balance At Stake in Gorsuch Confirmation Fight

“Judge Gorsuch may act like a neutral judge but his record shows he harbors a right wing, pro-corporate special interest legal agenda,” Schumer said.

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USA POLITICS: Paul Ryan Agrees No Sign of Wiretap On Trump

USA POLITICS: Paul Ryan Agrees No Sign of Wiretap On Trump

Senate Intelligence Committee bipartisan statement rejects Donald Trump’s assertion Obama administration tapped his phone during 2016 presidential campaign.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Ibrahim Magu Confirmation Rejected By Senate

NIGERIA POLITICS: Ibrahim Magu Confirmation Rejected By Senate

The Senate also said Magu should cease to act as chairman of the anti-graft commission and a replacement should be sent by the president for confirmation.

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USA POLITICS: Lindsey Graham Threatens Subpoena On Trump Wiretapping Claim

USA POLITICS: Lindsey Graham Threatens Subpoena On Trump Wiretapping Claim

“Congress is going to flex its muscles,” Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said on CNN.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Buhari Notifies Parliament He Has Resumed Duty

NIGERIA POLITICS: Buhari Notifies Parliament He Has Resumed Duty

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent letter to parliament notifying lawmakers that he has resumed his duties, his spokesman said on Monday.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Budget Opens New Fight Among Republicans

USA POLITICS: Trump Budget Opens New Fight Among Republicans

More moderate Republicans are less enthusiastic and worry Trump’s budget could force lawmakers to choose between opposing the president or backing reductions in popular programs such as aid for disabled children and hot meals for the elderly.

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SWAZILAND POLITICS: Civil Society to King Mswati III: Repeal 44 Year Decree Banning Political Parties

SWAZILAND POLITICS: Civil Society to King Mswati III: Repeal 44 Year Decree Banning Political Parties

The Swaziland Solidarity Network (SSN), said that the Tinkhundla Royal decree was “a complete disregard of the peoples will”.

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USA POLITICS: Republican Obamacare Repeal Clears First Hurdle

USA POLITICS: Republican Obamacare Repeal Clears First Hurdle

Republicans cleared the first hurdle early on Thursday in their plan for a massive overhaul of the U.S. healthcare system backed by President Donald Trump.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Parliament Passes Muezzin Bill to Ban Muslim Calls to Prayers

ISRAEL POLITICS: Parliament Passes Muezzin Bill to Ban Muslim Calls to Prayers

Israeli parliament, Knesset, has given preliminary approval to a bill to ban Muslim calls to prayers from being announced via loudspeakers at mosques in the occupied Palestinian territories.

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USA POLITICS: Conservatives Rebel Against Trump-Backed Republican Healthcare Plan

USA POLITICS: Conservatives Rebel Against Trump-Backed Republican Healthcare Plan

Trump, in Twitter, said he was “sure” Rand Paul would “come along with the new and great healthcare program because he knows Obamacare is a disaster!”

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