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” Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal, 2016 3/5 I’ve not been personally involved in Talia being let go and it was not because she posted a Medium letter directed at me. up from 238 times in all of 2014. It’s at least three or four decibels above the noise level allowed in city code, said: "The UK has some of the safest roads in the world and we want to make them even safer." Passengers wanting to travel with an emotional support animal now have to give 48 hours notice to the airline and provide documentation from a vet that confirms the pet is in good health and has all the necessary immunisations. the bar is at capacity,Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh quickly apologized to Minnesota Sen Contact us at [email protected]

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later this month Written proposals on ways to defeat enemy drones were due April 1 "All levels of detection decision and defeat should be considered when developing and proposing a capability" the Army says Since the Army calls drones "UAVs" it only makes sense that it calls its yet-to-be-perfected drone-killing technologies "CUAS" for Counter Unmanned Aerial System capabilities "Engagement options should consider the echelon of employment air and ground coordination measures prevention of civilian casualties fratricide cost per engagement and the number of engagements possible in a surge application" the Army says "Both kinetic and non-kinetic solutions are encouraged” ("Kinetic" means destruction by physical collision like the 20-pound warhead on an AGM-114 Hellfire "Non-kinetic" means a way of defeating a drone using electronic warfare or other ways of keeping an incoming drone away from its target) "Only US based and owned companies are eligible to respond" the Army says "Foreign participation is not authorized for this effort" Meanwhile the Air Force wants to construct an "RPA Mission Control Complex Physical Protection System" around its drone operations at Creech Air Force Base outside Las Vegas (The Air Force prefers to call its drones RPAsRemotely-Piloted Aircraftemphasizing that a person remains in control even if not in the cockpit) The northeast corner of Creech is where airmen sit at desks and control many of the MQ-1 Predators and MQ-9 Reapers that have been flying over Afghanistan and Iraq for the past decade The service is seeking someone to build an "Intrusion Detection System (IDS) Sensor Platform Fence" at Creech "The project" it adds "will include construction of circulation control fences within the Mission Complex secured area to provide secondary security and compartmentalize access at seven (7) Base-identified critical facilities and areas" Such a fence of course will help stop intruders on the ground But it won’t be much help against…drones Write to Mark Thompson at [email protected] Tuesday night in the Capitol any residual semblance of bipartisanship and you would have been hard-pressed to find one in recent months wheezed its death rattle The Republican-controlled Congress passed a largely unpopular tax reform bill along strict party lines in both the House and the Senate; not a single Democrat in either chamber voted "yes" This the Democrats say was because the bill was written behind closed doors by Republicans who did not reach out across the aisle once during the drafting process Republicans say the inverse "There was zero outreach from Republicans on this issue" said Sen Ron Wyden the ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee during Tuesday’s debate "Not one moment when Republicans actually shared even a piece of paper or a document about ideas that might bring both sides together" Republicans control the White House and both houses of Congress for the first time since 2007 and they have capitalized on this moment by circling their wagons and driving legislation that fits their agenda: two (unsuccessful) attempts to repeal Obamacare and now tax reform In both cases the Republican leadership relied on the Senate rule known as reconciliation an arcane provision that allows the upper chamber to pass bills related to government spending with just a simple majority of 50 votes precluding the need for any cross-aisle compromise "If there’s a story on bipartisanship in this Congress it’s not that it’s died" one senior Democratic aide tells TIME "It’s that it never existed" It was not always this way There was a time in the distant receding past about ten years ago when Americans and the politicians who served them seemed to sincerely yearn for bipartisanship Barack Obama ran his winning 2008 campaign on the promise of bridging the gap between the aisles that had widened during the George W Bush years But that pledge proved a pipe dream: Over the next eight years congressional Republicans galvanized in opposition to the Obama agenda with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell notoriously declaring in 2010 that the "single most important thing" for the GOP was to limit Obama’s presidency to one term But even though the Obama years witnessed widening partisan fault lines but things were not yet completely Balkanized: lawmakers strayed from party lines on several high-profile votes and there was at least a sense of serious deliberation on the matters at hand Twenty-seven House Democrats voted against the 2010 law known as Dodd-Frank the Obama administrations sweeping regulatory response to that decades financial crisis; 34 voted against the bill that would become known as Obamacare The Affordable Care Act spent five months under congressional consideration; the new tax bill was introduced less than seven weeks ago The current moment has provided few opportunities for common ground and the Republicans fight for tax reform a fight their talking points stressed that was three decades in the making exemplifies it The GOP fast-tracked their bill through Congress with House and Senate committees spending just four days each marking it up (During the last major tax reform effort the House alone spent 26 days undergoing the markup) Democrats have pointed to this and to the relative dearth of public debate over the bill as evidence of the Republicans reluctance to compromise; Republicans say the Democrats are simply playing stubborn politics "Ive been known for my bipartisan work my whole forty years in the Senate and you just cant get [these Democrats] to work with you" Sen Orrin Hatch the Utah Republican who chairs the Senate Finance Committee which oversaw the bill told TIME outside the Senate chamber Tuesday evening As for whats motivating the perceived Democratic obstruction: "Its hatred for Trump" Hatch says "They lost an election they thought they were definitely going to win" "I think its a fair statement that the Resistance does not want any cooperation with Trump on any high-profile issue because they dont want Trump to have a victory" Sen Bill Cassidy a Louisiana Republican who says his past attempts at a bipartisan compromise on an Obamacare fix were rebuffed by Democrats "Their resistance to Trump is ridiculous But some things have been bipartisan and people said the same thing about the last Congress" Going into the tax debate it was assumed that the White House would work to needle a handful of vulnerable Democratic lawmakers enough to support the measure Democrats are up for reelection in 10 states President Donald Trump won in 2016 but some of the most at-risk lawmakers were among the loudest critics of the Republican tax plan Sen Joe Donnelly of Indiana joined Trump on Air Force One for a trip to his home state to tout the presidents deal On Tuesday he said hed been optimistic about the prospect of the plan earlier in the fall but he ultimately could not agree with the provisions in the final bill "I expected a proposal that was focused on cutting taxes for middle class families" Donnelly said Tuesday "Unfortunately that is not the bill that the Majority Leader pushed through the Senate In September Trump and Vice President Mike Pence hosted three Senators from states the President won in 2016 Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota Joe Donnelly of Indiana and Joe Manchin of West Virginia at a bipartisan dinner on taxes A month later Sen Claire McCaskill joined Heitkamp and Manchin at a bipartisan dinner with Ivanka and Jared Trump But the dinners phone calls and trips on Air Force One did little to win them over "I was an easy pickup" Sen Manchin told Politico this week "And a couple two three other Democrats would have been easy pickups if they had just made an effort" Earlier on Tuesday Speaker of the House Paul Ryan was giddy as he banged an oversized gavel after his Republican colleagues helped him fulfill a major career goal "This has been a long work in progress" Ryan said after the vote "And what this achievement marks is a promise that this majority made and a promise that this majority kept" Democrats on the other hand were unanimously opposed to the cuts On the House floor Tuesday Democrat after Democrat shamed the bill calling it a handout to corporations and the wealthy and a slap in the face to middle class Americans "This GOP tax scam is simply theft" said House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi "Monumental brazen theft from the American middle class and from every person who aspires to reach it" The House will have to vote on the tax bill again on Wednesday because two provisions in the bill violated Senate budget rules but Democrats disdain for the bill is unlikely to change when that happens Twelve Republicans joined with Democrats to vote against the bill Most did so because a provision that caps the state and local tax deduction at $10000 would disproportionately harm their constituents One Congressman Rep Walter Jones (R-NC) voted against the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act because of the impact it is projected to have on the deficit "Im all for tax reform but it must grow the economy not the debt" Jones said Democrats grew even testier as day became night In the moments before the debate concluded and the voting began Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer made his final appeal "This is serious stuff; we believe you’re messing up America" Schumer said "You could pay attention for a couple minutes" In a dark final moment he called on his colleagues to vote no on the bill "Otherwise I believe the entire Republican party and each of you will come to rue this day" Amid heightened police presence protests erupted as voting began A middle-aged woman was seen dragged up the stairs of the Senate balcony by police but they didn’t deter her chants "People over profit" she pleaded as they carried her away Afterwards Republicans were exuberant "Democrats have said that the American people will remember this night" Sen Hatch said "I hope they do" Write to Maya Rhodan at [email protected] known as MbS, But considering that the GOP has not agreed on an alternative since Obamacare passed, six years of debate, are urban Twin Cities residents.Sanford’s remarks came during the first day of Legislative Management’s two-day meeting to receive reports from the Legislature’s 23 interim committees. Before her time as Attorney General, before embarking on a long career of law and public service. that leaves lower-budget cinema the only option. “Like I’m over-thinking everything. Here’s proof that everybody could use a belly laugh.

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