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House intelligence panel leaders split over session on Russia

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The partisan divide over the House Intelligence Committee's probe of Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election deepened on Friday, when the committee's top Democrat suggested its Republican chairman canceled a public hearing after pressure from the White House. Panel chairman Devin Nunes said he had to cancel next Tuesday's hearing with officials from former Democratic President Barack Obama's administration in order to have a classified briefing with the directors of the National Security Agency and Federal Bureau of Investigation. "The committee seeks additional information ... that can only be addressed in closed session," Representative Nunes told reporters.

Gambia to set up truth and reconciliation commission

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Gambia said on Thursday it would set up a Truth and Reconciliation Commission and offer reparations to victims of former President Yahya Jammeh's government, which is accused of the torture and killing of perceived opponents. Justice Minister Abubacarr Tambadou said in a statement the government will also probe the finances of Jammeh, who fled into exile in January to Equatorial Guinea after a rule that began in 1994 when he seized power in a coup. Jammeh lost an election in December to the now President Adama Barrow but refused to accept the result.

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House chairman apologizes to colleagues after Trump briefing

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House claimed vindication while the House intelligence committee chairman privately apologized in the wake of his decision to brief President Donald Trump on secret intelligence intercepts related to a probe of Russian interference in the election.

Why Canada's the No. 2 Best Country, Again

Added: 25.03.2017 20:21 | 3 views | 0 comments


1. Canada took the top spot in five attributes in the 2017 Best Countries survey, more than any other country: respects property rights, trustworthy, religious freedom, politically stable and well-developed public education system. 3. In a time when nearly 90 percent of global survey respondents agree that there is a global leadership crisis, the election of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the end of 2015 only helped improve global perceptions of Canada. A quarter of global survey respondents said that the event improved their view of the country to some extent, while another 62 percent were neutral.

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Rep. Nunes' charge of Trump team surveillance – why it's key

Added: 25.03.2017 20:11 | 4 views | 0 comments


A number of former top National Security Agency (NSA) officials were standing around Friday, chatting prior to an academic conference in Washington. Talk turned to the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Devin Nunes (R) of California, whose panel has been investigating Russian interference in the US election, and his charge this week that President Trump’s transition team had been subject to surveillance by US intelligence. The charge, and the fact that Representative Nunes conveyed that information to Mr. Trump before making it available to his panel, caused a sensation after a drumbeat of testimony that there was no evidence to support Trump’s explosive accusation that he had been subjected to wiretapping at the direction of his predecessor, President Barack Obama.

Intel chair Nunes admits mishandling Trump wiretap claim

Added: 25.03.2017 17:51 | 4 views | 0 comments


House intelligence committee chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., apologized to members of the panel today for his public claims about intelligence community surveillance of President Trump’s transition team amid charges from Democrats that his unilateral announcement on the White House lawn had “betrayed” the panel’s bipartisan investigation of Russian cyberattacks on the 2016 election. “At this point, the committee’s independence is on life support,” Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., told Yahoo News after a closed-door meeting of the committee Thursday. “Not since Sept. 11 has this committee been charged with such an important responsibility,” Swalwell added, referring to the panel’s Russia probe.

Gambia to set up truth and reconciliation commission

Added: 25.03.2017 17:21 | 2 views | 0 comments


Gambia said on Thursday it would set up a Truth and Reconciliation Commission and offer reparations to victims of former President Yahya Jammeh's government, which is accused of the torture and killing of perceived opponents. Justice Minister Abubacarr Tambadou said in a statement the government will also probe the finances of Jammeh, who fled into exile in January to Equatorial Guinea after a rule that began in 1994 when he seized power in a coup. Jammeh lost an election in December to the now President Adama Barrow but refused to accept the result.

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Trump tastes failure as U.S. House healthcare bill collapses

Added: 25.03.2017 17:21 | 4 views | 0 comments


President Donald Trump suffered a stunning political setback on Friday in a Congress controlled by his own party when Republican leaders pulled legislation to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system, a major 2016 election campaign promise of the president and his allies. House of Representatives leaders yanked the bill after a rebellion by Republican moderates and the party's most conservative lawmakers left them short of votes, ensuring that Trump's first major legislative initiative since taking office on Jan. 20 ended in failure. House Republicans had planned a vote on the measure after Trump late on Thursday cut off negotiations with Republicans who had balked at the plan and issued an ultimatum to vote on Friday, win or lose.

Behind the investigations into Trump associates' ties to Russia

Added: 25.03.2017 17:07 | 9 views | 0 comments

House Intelligence Committee members are arguing over President Trump's unproven claim that former President Obama wiretapped Trump Tower. Mr. Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort has also volunteered to be interviewed by lawmakers investigating Russian interference with the U.S. election. New York Times' Matthew Rosenberg joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to discuss the investigations.

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GOG Spring Sale: Up to 90% off

Added: 25.03.2017 17:05 | 4 views | 0 comments

GOG takes up to 90% off a selection of game downloads for Windows, Mac, and Linux during its Spring Sale. (Prices are as marked) A couple of best bets:
  • Spelunky for Windows for $2.24 (pictured, low by $13)
  • Bastion for Windows / Mac / Linux for $3.74 (low by $8)

From: dealnews.com

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