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February 23, 2015 - Finding Carter
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A1: Today’s tip stories.
— Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson cautioned commitment Sunday after a militant organisation al Shabab called for attacks on malls in a U.S., Canada and a U.K. The group, that was obliged for a 2013 dispute on a mall in Nairobi, privately mentioned a Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn., and malls in West Edmonton and Stratford, England. (Washington Post)
— President Obama is approaching to rigourously halt a check that would force construction of a Keystone XL tube this week, a initial in what is expected to be a array of vetoes on measures severe a Affordable Care Act, commanding sanctions on Iran and changing nutritive standards for children. (New York Times) By a numbers: Obama has released dual vetoes so far. George W. Bush released usually 12. Bill Clinton vetoed 37 bills, and George H.W. Bush nixed 44 in usually one term. Franklin Roosevelt binds a record, during 635 vetoes.
— Paul Kane previews a week forward on a Hill: The Senate comes behind in Monday dusk for another doomed-to-fail opinion to mangle a Democratic filibuster of a GOP’s devise to keep a Department of Homeland Security open. After that, it’s anyone’s speculation what pierce Mitch McConnell creates next. When break time comes, during a Senate Republican luncheon on Tuesday and a House Republican discussion assembly on Wednesday, it won’t assistance that thousands of CPAC activists will be entertainment during National Harbor.
— More PK: Secretary of State John Kerry testifies Wednesday before a House Foreign Affairs Committee. The House Armed Services Committee meets Thursday to plead parameters for President Obama’s ask for an authorisation for a use of troops force. And a Senate Judiciary Committee votes on a assignment of Loretta Lynch to turn Attorney General, also on Thursday.
— Kerry is in Geneva currently to restart arch negotiations with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and arch Iranian arch adjudicator Ali Akbar Salehi were among a high-level diplomats assembly for a second true day, after dual hours of negotiations on Sunday. The fact that Moniz and Salehi are benefaction demonstrates a turn of technicality concerned in a talks. (Reuters)
— Watch your step this week: Highs currently will usually strech nearby 30, and a breeze is back. That means icy sidewalks and roads, generally this morning. Extreme colds entrance tonight, with lows in a singular digits in a D.C. suburbs. We won’t get out of a sub-freezing operation until Wednesday, when it’ll be a calm 40-45. (Capital Weather Gang)
— Front Pages: WaPo leads with internal law enforcement’s use of a cellphone building simulator (see below). LA Times kicks off with Jeh Johnson’s warning about mall security. NYT previews Obama’s entrance call of vetoes. WSJ depends down to a appearing DHS shutdown. And USA Today investigates a shortcomings of cellphone record in anticipating someone in an emergency.
White House 2016: The long, bizarre highway to Pennsylvania Ave.
— Clinton: Hillary Clinton has recruited consumer selling specialists to assistance build her picture as she prepares for 2016. Coca-Cola executive Wendy Clark and maestro ad male Roy Spence will assistance qualification a summary that appears to gaunt toward mercantile fairness, formed on Clinton’s early rhetoric. (Washington Post)
— Bush: Columba Bush gave her capitulation to Jeb Bush’s presidential run over Thanksgiving during a family vacation to Mexico. But she isn’t a healthy campaigner, and she prefers lunching alone or portrayal in a friend’s art studio (Her final work: A small cat). She has blamed politics for struggle in their marriage, and for her daughter’s struggles with addiction. (New York Times)
— More Bush: Columba was fined by sovereign etiquette officials for misrepresenting a volume she spent on a five-day selling outing to Paris, and she once took out a loan to squeeze $42,000 in valuables on a singular day. In 2009, she took out another large loan to buy a $11,700 Rolex and a $5,900 span of earrings. (Washington Post)
— Pence: Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) pronounced he won’t make a final preference on possibly to run for boss until his legislative eventuality is out in late April. “My head’s in Indiana,” Pence told us during this weekend’s NGA meeting. “I have a good seductiveness in being partial of a discuss over this country’s destiny and intend to take advantage of those opportunities, though my concentration is Indiana.” (Washington Post) By April, it might be too late.
— Walker: The 2011 magnitude targeting open workman unions sealed by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) has saved internal governments $3 billion in retirement and health word costs, Walker’s administration says. It’s also decimated open workman unions: The state NEA, that once had 100,000 members, is down by a third. AFT saw a membership cut in half. AFSCME membership is down 70 percent. (Washington Post)
National Roundup: What’s function outward a Beltway.
— New York: Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) has set May 5 as a date for a special choosing to reinstate former Rep. Michael Grimm (R). Republicans have comparison District Attorney Dan Donovan as their nominee, while Democrats haven’t staid on a candidate. They’ll collect possibly New York City Councilman Vincent Gentile, state Assemblyman William Colton or romantic Robert Holst as their nominee, according to a executive executive of a Staten Island Democratic Party. (Roll Call)
— Massachusetts: Four vital back-to-back snowstorms are likely to cost Massachusetts some-more than $1 billion in mislaid mercantile activity, and $125 million for sleet removal. The state legislature increasing a dismissal check from $50 million progressing this month. Snow dismissal activities are holding place in 140 communities, Gov. Charlie Baker (R) pronounced in an interview. (Washington Post)
— Arizona: Rep. Dave Schweikert (R) was deliberation a bid opposite Sen. John McCain (R) in 2016, though that’s unlikely, he says, given his mother Joyce is opposite it. Schweikert pronounced her antithesis isn’t definitive, though “she has put her feet down.” Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) was in Phoenix final week headlining a fundraiser for McCain. (Arizona Republic)
— Ohio: Gov. John Kasich (R) wants to triple a cost of an electronic cigarette. Kasich’s due check would slap a $33.75 taxation on a 30-milliliter bottle of glass nicotine used in e-cigarettes. The bottle itself costs between $18 and $20, not including a already-levied sales tax. It would be a initial taxation in a republic privately levied on e-cigs. Kasich’s administration expects a taxation to beget $22.3 million over dual years. (Columbus Dispatch) New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan (D) has also due an e-cig tax.
— Michigan: Romney wins! Well, Ronna Romney McDaniel wins. The 41-year aged niece of Mitt Romney will be a subsequent chair of a Michigan Republican Party after she won 55 percent of a opinion in a three-way contest. (MLive) Michigan Republicans also inaugurated Darwin Jiles to offer as Ethics Vice Chair. Jiles pleaded guilty to a misconduct gun assign final year following an random shooting.
DC Digest: What’s on daub currently in DC.
— President Obama will residence a National Governors Association this morning in a State Dining Room. Later, he’ll have lunch with Vice President Biden, before delivering remarks during a AARP’s domicile on a new consumer insurance commencement that would exercise worse restrictions on brokers who conduct retirement accounts. (Associated Press) Tonight, he’ll rigourously accept a certification of new ambassadors from Vietnam, Iceland, a Dominican Republic, South Africa, Serbia, Peru, Niger, Algeria, South Sudan, Equatorial Guinea, Hungary and Thailand.
— Vice President Biden delivers remarks to a National Association of Counties during a Marriott Wardman Park this morning. He’ll residence a NGA with President Obama after today. Tomorrow, he delivers remarks to a National Association of Attorneys General during a Ritz Carlton.
— The House earnings tomorrow during noon to cruise 3 measures underneath suspension.
— The Senate earnings currently to continue debating DHS funding. A suit to plead cloture is scheduled for 5:30 p.m., and it’s expected to destroy a fourth time.
— Defense Secretary Ash Carter has summoned about 30 high-ranking troops commanders and diplomats to Kuwait to examination strategy. The summit, function today, includes a U.S. troops conflicting commanders for a Middle East, Africa and Europe, a three-star ubiquitous in assign of a fight in Iraq and Syria, and a conduct of a Joint Special Operations Command. (Washington Post)
— Residents in Chevy Chase wish to rename a fountain dedicated to Sen. Francis Newlands (D-Nev.), who offer in a Senate from 1903 until his genocide in 1917. Newlands was a Progressive who advocated workman rights, voting and some-more democracy — but usually for white people. Newlands called for a “white plank” in a Democratic Party’s 1912 gathering in Baltimore that would have repealed a 15th Amendment. A fortitude before a Chevy Chase Advisory Neighborhood Commission calls on a city to rename a fountain for Frederick Douglass. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
B1: Business, politics and a business of politics
— The probability that a Department of Homeland Security could run out of appropriation by a finish of this week threatens confidence operations in cities and towns around a country. DHS supports about 1,800 glow fighters, who would be sent home in a eventuality of a shutdown, along with confidence officers in New York City, Los Angeles and elsewhere. A short-term appropriation bill, if one is passed, could bluster Fiscal Year 2015 appropriation for those internal positions. (Washington Post)
— Governors assembly this weekend in Washington attempted to come to a accord on DHS funding. They concluded that a shutdown would be bad for a states, but they weren’t means to come together on a final statement, Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) told us.
— Stock futures are churned this morning after a Dow tacked on 154 points on Friday. Asian markets were higher, though European markets are churned before their shutting bells. (CNN)
C1: Take time to digest a prolonged reads
— Local law coercion agencies are increasingly regulating a worldly notice technology, famous as a StingRay, that simulates a cellphone building in sequence to pinpoint someone’s location. At slightest 48 agencies have purchased a inclination in 20 states and D.C., according to a ACLU, that warns they can dip adult information from hundreds of law-abiding adults during a same time they’re targeting a singular suspect. (Washington Post)
C4: Fun things to review when you’re wearied during work
— The hundreds of millions of dollars warranted by “American Sniper” is assisting to finish one of Hollywood’s fast myths, that opening a film in Jan is bad for a box office. Most large releases are clustered between May and mid-August, afterwards Nov and December. But studios, led by Universal Pictures, are changing their proceed and commencement to recover clever cinema via a year. The speculation is that a decent film that would get buried in a swarming marketplace can flower in an dull one. (New Yorker)
Attn Matt Drudge: What outrages conservatives today
— Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) is being suggested by an profession as inspection into a Veterans Affairs medical core in Tomah, Wis., heats up. Baldwin pronounced final month she accepts shortcoming for not behaving earlier to examine a facility, where a deaths 3 patients stirred a sovereign investigation. Attorney Marc Elias will also advise Baldwin in a prejudicial stop assign levied by a senator’s former emissary state director, in tie with a facility. House Veterans Affairs Committee authority Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) has pronounced his row will reason a margin conference in Tomah. (Associated Press)
Attn HuffPo: What outrages liberals today
— New papers uncover meridian deniers’ favorite scientist, Wei-Hock Soon, supposed some-more than $1.2 million from a hoary fuel attention over a final decade but dogmatic a dispute of seductiveness in systematic papers he published. The miss of a avowal appears to violate reliable discipline in journals in that Soon published 8 papers given 2008. Soon works during a Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics; a Smithsonian partial non-stop his emails to Freedom of Information Act requests. (New York Times)