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PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Duterte Critics, Allies in Senate Vow to Block Budget Cut for Rights Body

PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Duterte Critics, Allies in Senate Vow to Block Budget Cut for Rights Body

Duterte on Tuesday appeared to distance himself from the lawmakers proposing the meager budget. He said CHR was constitutionally created and should probe whatever it wants, adding he was “not here to destroy institutions”.

“He had it coming. He opens his mouth in a most inappropriate way. He knows nothing,” Duterte said, referring to Gascon. “The congressmen are really angry. I have nothing against him. Give them a budget for all I care, whatever he likes to investigate.”

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USA POLITICS: Defying Trump, Senate Panel Approves Funding for UN Climate Body

USA POLITICS: Defying Trump, Senate Panel Approves Funding for UN Climate Body

The amendment passed even though the 2018 budget proposal that Trump, a Republican, introduced earlier this year eliminated support of any mechanism to finance climate change projects in developing countries and organizations. Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon, the amendment’s author, said on Twitter on Thursday: “Despite @RealDonaldTrump’s dangerous #ParisAgreement decision & unwillingness to act, we can & will fight back to combat #climatedisruption.”

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Pauline Hanson Wears Burqa in Parliament Linking it to Terrorism as Fellow Senators Heckled Her

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Pauline Hanson Wears Burqa in Parliament Linking it to Terrorism as Fellow Senators Heckled Her

“Will you work to ban the burqa in Australia in light of what is happening with national security?” Australian anti-immigration politician Pauline Hanson said after whipping off the garment to question Attorney-General George Brandis.

Pauline Hanson added: “Terrorism is a true threat to our country, many Australians are in fear of it.”

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WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 15 August 2017

WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 15 August 2017

WORLD BRIEF: Committee Chairman Kevin Brady told CNBC in an interview, “We are on track to deliver transformational, bold tax reform this year. We have the White House, the House, the Senate working together on the same page unifying behind a single tax reform plan. That didn’t happen with healthcare.”

“We’re still working with the White House and Senate on the details of this plan but we’re going to push rates as low as we can and we’re going to incentivize as much business investment now and in the future as we can,” Brady told CNBC, adding that any changes should be permanent “so that families and businesses can count on this.”

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USA POLITICS: Trump Slams Mitch McConnell Over Healthcare Failure

USA POLITICS: Trump Slams Mitch McConnell Over Healthcare Failure

U.S. President Donald Trump says, “Senator Mitch McConnell said I had “excessive expectations,” but I don’t think so. After 7 years of hearing Repeal & Replace, why not done? Can you believe that Mitch McConnell, who has screamed Repeal & Replace for 7 years, couldn’t get it done. Must Repeal & Replace ObamaCare!”

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USA POLITICS: Donald Trump Ready to Sign Russia Sanctions Bill

USA POLITICS: Donald Trump Ready to Sign Russia Sanctions Bill

U.S. President Donald Trump will sign legislation that imposes sanctions on Russia, the White House said, after Moscow ordered the United States to cut hundreds of diplomatic staff and said it would seize two U.S. diplomatic properties in retaliation for the bill.

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USA POLITICS: John Kelly Replaces Reince Priebus as White House Chief of Staff

USA POLITICS: John Kelly Replaces Reince Priebus as White House Chief of Staff

“Reince is a good man. John Kelly will do a fantastic job. General Kelly has been a star, done an incredible job, respected by everybody,” Trump said.

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USA POLITICS: McCain Joins Democrats to Prevent Obamacare Repeal Bill in US Senate

USA POLITICS: McCain Joins Democrats to Prevent Obamacare Repeal Bill in US Senate

When McCain walked to the front of the Senate chamber to cast his deciding “no” vote, giving a thumbs down, Democrats cheered, knowing the bill would fail.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Saraki, Senate Backs Plans to Weaken Presidency Power and Boost Legislature

NIGERIA POLITICS: Saraki, Senate Backs Plans to Weaken Presidency Power and Boost Legislature

“What we have done definitely is to lay the foundation for a far-reaching reform of our political, economic and social development,” Bukola Saraki said.

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CANADA POLITICS: Kelly Knight Craft New Trump Ambassador to Canada Faces Senate Hearing

CANADA POLITICS: Kelly Knight Craft New Trump Ambassador to Canada Faces Senate Hearing

Kelly Knight Craft will testify before the Senate committee on foreign relations in a joint session with Trump’s nominees for ambassador to NATO and the U.K.

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USA POLITICS: Obamacare Repeal, Replace Bill Will Fail: McCain Predicts

USA POLITICS: Obamacare Repeal, Replace Bill Will Fail: McCain Predicts

“My view is that it’s probably going to be dead,” US Republican Senator John McCain said on the CBS program Face the Nation.

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ARGENTINA POLITICS: Cristina Kirchner to Run for Senate

ARGENTINA POLITICS: Cristina Kirchner to Run for Senate

Since leaving office, Kirchner has been one of the sharpest critics of conservative President Mauricio Macri’s economic policies and budget cuts.

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USA POLITICS: Jeff Sessions Publicly Takes Center Stage in US Senate

USA POLITICS: Jeff Sessions Publicly Takes Center Stage in US Senate

Sessions, supporter of Trump’s election campaign, will be the most senior government official to testify to the committee on Russia issue. The matter has dogged the Republican president’s early months in office.

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USA POLITICS: Senate to Trump: Move Israel Embassy to Jerusalem al-Quds

USA POLITICS: Senate to Trump: Move Israel Embassy to Jerusalem al-Quds

“Jerusalem should remain the undivided capital of Israel in which the rights of every ethnic and religious group are protected,” the measure stated.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Nigeria Needs More Of This Anti-Corruption Joke

NIGERIA POLITICS: Nigeria Needs More Of This Anti-Corruption Joke

The anti-corruption war may not be perfect yet but it had done tremendously well to cleanse the Augean stable and stench of dirt that preceded it.

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USA POLITICS: James Comey Appears in Senate Judiciary Committee, Defends Clinton Email Decision

USA POLITICS: James Comey Appears in Senate Judiciary Committee, Defends Clinton Email Decision

“It makes me mildly nauseous to think that we might have had some impact on the election, but honestly, it wouldn’t change the decision,” Comey said.

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USA POLITICS: Congress Passes Stopgap Legislation to Avert Government Shutdown

USA POLITICS: Congress Passes Stopgap Legislation to Avert Government Shutdown

The bill in the Republican-led Congress provides federal funding until May 5, allowing lawmakers to hammer out legislation over the next few days to keep the government funded for the rest of the fiscal year that ends Sept. 30.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Fuel Theft: Senate Asks NNPC To Go Beyond Sacking Officials

NIGERIA POLITICS: Fuel Theft: Senate Asks NNPC To Go Beyond Sacking Officials

“The Senate is appalled that NNPC is not contemplating on doing something about the involvement of officials of the Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC) which actually played key roles in the missing products case.

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USA POLITICS: Senate Fails to End Democratic Blockade of Gorsuch

USA POLITICS: Senate Fails to End Democratic Blockade of Gorsuch

But with the 55-45 tally, Republicans fell short of the 60-vote super-majority needed to overcome the Democratic procedural tactic called a filibuster and proceed to a vote in which senators could confirm Neil Gorsuch by a simple majority.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Lawmakers Vote to Regulate Uber, Other Apps

BRAZIL POLITICS: Lawmakers Vote to Regulate Uber, Other Apps

Brazil Politics news: Majority of lawmakers approved the main text of the bill and voted on specific items that still need to be cleared in the Senate.

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