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Lawmakers Reach “Agreement In Principle” To Avert Government Shutdown

Republican and Democrats said they reached “an agreement in principle” on legislation to fund the government past the Friday deadline and avert another shutdown.  The proposal would fund all seven remaining appropriations bills, includes $1.375 billion in funding for physical barriers — in the form of 55 miles of bollard fencing — and a reduction in overall Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention beds from the current 49,057 level to 40,520.. ...Read Full Story

Michael Cohen Postpones Appearance Before Senate Intelligence Committee

President Trump’s former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, has postponed his scheduled closed-door appearance Tuesday before the Senate Intelligence Committee due to “post-surgery medical needs,” his attorney said Monday in a statement. Cohen’s attorney, Lanny Davis, said that the panel has accepted his client’s request for a delay and that a “future date will be announced by the committee.”. ...Read Full Story

Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar Launches Presidential Run In 2020

Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar announced Sunday that she will seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, entering a crowded field of candidates looking to challenge President Donald Trump. Klobuchar is one of several Democratic senators running, and among several women in the field. She said she will campaign at a time when the country is worn down by the “petty and vicious” nature of U.S. politics.. ...Read Full Story

Ford To Add 500 Jobs In Chicago And Investing $1B In SUV Plant

On Thursday, the Ford Motor Co said it will hire 500 workers and invest $1 billion in its Chicago assembly operations to help keep up with increased demand for sport and crossover-utility vehicles. Ford’s announcement comes shortly after the announcement that rival GM in laying off 4,000 workers. Ford announced last fall that part of their $11 billion restructuring includes dropping all passenger car models except the iconic Mustang. It is shifting resources to light trucks, like those it is building in the Chicago.. ...Read Full Story

Senator Elizabeth Warren Apologizes For Newest Revelation Of Native American Claims

Sen. Elizabeth Warren is once again apologizing for claiming Native American ancestry after it was revealed that she filled out a registration card for the State Bar of Texas in 1986 and wrote “American Indian” in the line asking her race. The latest disclosure comes as Warren prepares to officially launch her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020.. ...Read Full Story

President Trump Delivers The State Of The Union Address

President Trump delivered his second State of the Union address on Tuesday night, coming at a time where the threat of another government shutdown looming due to a partisan over his border wall and multiple investigations into his campaign’s contacts with Russia. The President called for unity again and again, delivering a speech that was a sharp contrast to the last month of digging in his heels during a 35-day government shutdown and almost two years of political battles during his administration.. ...Read Full Story

Third Poultry Producer Recalls Chicken Products Which May Be Tainted

Pilgrim’s Pride is recalling 58,000 pounds of popcorn-style chicken sold at Publix Super Markets after consumer complaints of rubber in the product. The Texas company is the third major poultry producer in recent weeks to recall a total of nearly 163,000 pounds of chicken possibly tainted with extraneous material, or in these cases, rubber and wood.  The problem was discovered on Jan. 30, when Pilgrim’s Pride was told by Publix employees about a consumer complaint regarding white rubber in the products, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).  The popcorn chicken was offered in hot and refrigerated cases in the deli department in all Publix stores in Florida, sold between Jan. 17 and Jan. 31, the grocery chain said in a statement. It was also sold in some Publix stores in southern Georgia, southern and coastal South Carolina and southern Alabama. . ...Read Full Story

Car Crash In Maryland Kills 5 Children, Injures 2 Adults

Maryland State Police troopers said a Saturday morning crash killed five children and injured two adults. Prince George’s County police and fire responded to reports of a car crash shortly before 5 a.m. showing that the 2005 Chrysler Pacifica went off the left side of the road into a wooded area, hitting several trees before spinning into a snow-covered field. Inside the car, police say, were two adults: 32-year-old Dominique R. Taylor, identified as the driver, and 23-year-old Cornell D. Simon in the front passenger seat. Both were transported by Prince George’s County Fire Department medic units to UM Prince George’s Hospital Center and remain there while undergoing treatment for injuries.. ...Read Full Story

President Trump Pushes Back As Compromise Regarding Border Security Wall Funding Stalls

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday she will allow a floor vote on any bipartisan border security proposal crafted by congressional negotiators, but she drew a red line, insisting “there’s not going to be any wall money in the legislation.” Pelosi’s statement  President Donald Trump to shoot back at Pelosi’s insistence that Congress will not fund the border wall.. ...Read Full Story

Recall Of Infant Ibuprofen Sold At Walmart And CVS Is Expanded

A New Jersey company that issued a voluntary recall in December of infant ibuprofen sold at Walmart, CVS Pharmacy and Family Dollar stores across the nation has expanded the recall to include three additional lots of the product. Tris Pharma, Inc. announced the expansion Tuesday, which specifically affects CVS and Walmart stores. Last month the company said Infants’ Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension, USP (NSAID) 50 mg per 1.25 mL, may potentially have higher concentrations of ibuprofen than labeled.. ...Read Full Story

Deadly Polar Vortex Slams The Midwest, Cancelling Flights

Polar air brought record-low temperatures to much of the U.S. Midwest on Wednesday. School was canceled for Wednesday and Thursday in many cities, including Chicago, and police warned of the risk of accidents on icy highways. Michigan said all state offices would remain closed through Thursday. The U.S. Postal Service even halted deliveries from parts of the Dakotas through Ohio. . ...Read Full Story

Backlash Against NBC Anchor Tom Brokaw Continues Despite Apology For His Comments About Hispanics

NBC’s veteran anchor Tom Brokaw continues to face backlash for his comments about Hispanics needing to “work harder” to assimilate and Hispanic parents not teaching their children to speak English. ABC News chief national affairs correspondent Tom Llamas said Monday that, “it was hurtful, and besides being ignorant, it’s just not true.”. ...Read Full Story

Government Shutdown Cost U.S. Economy $11 Billion Loss

After the longest shutdown in government history, federal employees went back to work Monday. However, the economic effects will be felt for a long time. A report released Monday by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office found that the economy took an $11 billion hit, including $3 billion that’s gone forever, in the 35 days that parts of the federal government went unfunded.. ...Read Full Story

Louisiana Shooting Suspect Faces First-Degree Murder Charges

Dakota Theriot, the man accused of killing five people in Louisiana, was captured Sunday morning in Richmond County, Virginia. Theriot, 21, was apprehended following a night on the run after being named a suspect in the shooting deaths of his parents, his girlfriend, and her father and brother in two separate shootings Saturday. Richmond County Sheriff Stephan B. Smith said Theriot was arrested without incident as he arrived at a family member’s home. . ...Read Full Story