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Trump plans to bring ‘biggest tax cuts ever’ in US history, praises Kelly – Fox News

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Trump: There is tremendous enthusiasm for tax reform President discusses tax and health care reforms in a ‘Sunday Morning Futures’ exclusive. President Trump detailed his historic tax cut plans, talked about his Twitter habits and praised Gen. John Kelly’s Thursday speech dismissing Florida Rep. Frederica Wilson’s suggestion that he was forced to make public statements to keep his job in an exclusive Fox News interview on Sunday. In…

Abe to push reform of Japan’s pacifist constitution after election win – Reuters

Sunday, October 22, 2017

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling bloc was headed for a big win in Sunday’s election, bolstering his chance of becoming the nation’s longest-serving premier and re-energizing his push to revise the pacifist constitution. Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party-led (LDP) coalition has won a combined 310 seats, reaching a two-thirds “super majority” in the 465-member lower house, with 11 seats still up for grabs, broadcaster TV Asahi said….

GOP Senate hopefuls reluctant to back McConnell as leader – The Hill

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellGun proposal picks up GOP support Children’s health-care bill faces new obstacles Dems see Trump as potential ally on gun reform MORE (R-Ky.) has become a flashpoint for Republicans running for Senate in 2018.  The Hill asked nearly two dozen Senate candidates this week if they would support McConnell as leader if elected. Not one campaign said outright that they would support him, although two candidates appear to have expressed…

Bowe Bergdahl Says Returning to US Was as Tough as Captivity – NBCNews.com

Sunday, October 22, 2017

LONDON — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who spent five years a captive of the Taliban after abandoning his army base in Afghanistan, has said returning home to the U.S. was as tough as his time as a hostage. The former prisoner of war, who earlier this week pleaded guilty to desertion and misbehavior-before-the-enemy charges, told Britain’s Sunday Times newspaper that his homecoming was difficult because his case had become political….

Five ex-presidents call for unity — and donations — at hurricane benefit concert – Washington Post

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Call it the benefit concert’s most unlikely collaboration. The five living former U.S. presidents put aside political differences and made a cameo appearance onstage at the “Deep From the Heart” concert in College Station, Tex., on Saturday to help raise money for victims of a recent spate of natural disasters. Former presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter waved to the crowd as…

Spain Catalonia: Foreign minister denies ‘coup’ by Madrid – BBC News

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Media captionMany pictures showing Spanish police acting violently during the referendum were fake – Spanish foreign minister The Spanish Foreign Minister, Alfonso Dastis, has denied that his government’s move to reassert control over Catalonia amounts to a “coup”. The speaker of the Catalan parliament, Carme Forcadell, called measures announced by the government on Saturday a “de facto coup d’état”. “If anyone has attempted a coup, it is the Catalan regional…

Shinzo Abe’s coalition is projected to win the Japanese election – Washington Post

Sunday, October 22, 2017

TOKYO — Japanese voters braved wind, rain and a rapidly approaching typhoon Sunday to vote in their new government.  But as polling closed at 8 p.m. local time, early indications suggested that this new government would look remarkably like the old one. Public broadcaster NHK is predicting that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party won between 253 and 300 seats and coalition partner Komeito garnered 26 to 37 seats — potentially…

Bowe Bergdahl: US treated me worse than the Taliban – New York Post

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Bowe Bergdahl, the Army deserter who walked off his base in Afghanistan, is whining that the US treated him worse than the Taliban. The 31-year-old sergeant told British TV journalist Sean Langan in an interview reported in The Sunday Times of London: “At least the Taliban were honest enough to say, ‘I’m the guy who’s gonna cut your throat.’ ” That got him less upset than the “administrative duties” the…

Catalonia crisis: Spanish prime minister wants region’s leaders removed – CNN

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Barcelona, Spain (CNN)The Spanish government aggressively moved to squash Catalonia’s growing independence movement Saturday when Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced plans to dissolve the regional government, remove elected leaders as soon as possible and hold new elections. ‘);$vidEndSlate.removeClass(‘video__end-slate–inactive’).addClass(‘video__end-slate–active’);}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true : false;var configObj = {thumb: ‘none’,video: ‘world/2017/10/09/spain-catalan-divided-families-shubert-pkg.cnn’,width: ‘100%’,height: ‘100%’,section: ‘domestic’,profile: ‘expansion’,network: ‘cnn’,markupId: ‘body-text_46’,adsection: ‘const-article-inpage’,frameWidth: ‘100%’,frameHeight: ‘100%’,posterImageOverride: {“mini”:{“height”:124,”width”:220,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171009190730-spain-catalan-divided-families-small-169.jpg”},”xsmall”:{“height”:173,”width”:307,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171009190730-spain-catalan-divided-families-medium-plus-169.jpg”},”small”:{“height”:259,”width”:460,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171009190730-spain-catalan-divided-families-large-169.jpg”},”medium”:{“height”:438,”width”:780,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171009190730-spain-catalan-divided-families-exlarge-169.jpg”},”large”:{“height”:619,”width”:1100,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171009190730-spain-catalan-divided-families-super-169.jpg”},”full16x9″:{“height”:900,”width”:1600,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171009190730-spain-catalan-divided-families-full-169.jpg”},”mini1x1″:{“height”:120,”width”:120,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171009190730-spain-catalan-divided-families-small-11.jpg”}}},autoStartVideo = false,callbackObj,containerEl,currentVideoCollection = [],currentVideoCollectionId = ”,isLivePlayer = false,moveToNextTimeout,mutePlayerEnabled =…

Five ex-Presidents attend hurricane relief concert; Trump appears in video message – CNN

Sunday, October 22, 2017

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Catalonia crisis: Spanish prime minister wants region’s leaders removed – CNN

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Barcelona, Spain (CNN)The Spanish government aggressively moved to squash Catalonia’s growing independence movement Saturday when Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced plans to dissolve the regional government, remove elected leaders as soon as possible and hold new elections. ‘);$vidEndSlate.removeClass(‘video__end-slate–inactive’).addClass(‘video__end-slate–active’);}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true : false;var configObj = {thumb: ‘none’,video: ‘world/2017/10/09/spain-catalan-divided-families-shubert-pkg.cnn’,width: ‘100%’,height: ‘100%’,section: ‘domestic’,profile: ‘expansion’,network: ‘cnn’,markupId: ‘body-text_46’,adsection: ‘const-article-inpage’,frameWidth: ‘100%’,frameHeight: ‘100%’,posterImageOverride: {“mini”:{“height”:124,”width”:220,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171009190730-spain-catalan-divided-families-small-169.jpg”},”xsmall”:{“height”:173,”width”:307,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171009190730-spain-catalan-divided-families-medium-plus-169.jpg”},”small”:{“height”:259,”width”:460,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171009190730-spain-catalan-divided-families-large-169.jpg”},”medium”:{“height”:438,”width”:780,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171009190730-spain-catalan-divided-families-exlarge-169.jpg”},”large”:{“height”:619,”width”:1100,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171009190730-spain-catalan-divided-families-super-169.jpg”},”full16x9″:{“height”:900,”width”:1600,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171009190730-spain-catalan-divided-families-full-169.jpg”},”mini1x1″:{“height”:120,”width”:120,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171009190730-spain-catalan-divided-families-small-11.jpg”}}},autoStartVideo = false,callbackObj,containerEl,currentVideoCollection = [],currentVideoCollectionId = ”,isLivePlayer = false,moveToNextTimeout,mutePlayerEnabled =…

You can thank Oliver Stone’s sensationalized 1991 movie for the JFK document release – Washington Post

Sunday, October 22, 2017

President John F. Kennedy waves from his car in a motorcade approximately one minute before he was shot in Dallas in 1963. (Jim Altgens/Associated Press) If and when the last remaining government documents about President John F. Kennedy’s assassination are made public next week, historians may have to hold their noses and thank “JFK” — a 1991 blockbuster that conflated the historical record with conspiratorial fantasies. Oliver Stone’s barely factual retelling of a prosecutor’s effort to prove the CIA killed Kennedy grossed hundreds of…

Political Guardrails Gone, a President’s Somber Duty Skids Into Spectacle – New York Times

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Indeed, the quarrel between the president and the congresswoman only grew on Saturday, with Mr. Trump again calling Ms. Wilson “wacky” on Twitter and saying she was “killing the Democrat Party.” His comments came just hours before the soldier’s family and friends gathered in Florida for his funeral. It all started on Tuesday, when Mr. Trump, prodded by questions about the deaths of four American soldiers in Niger, called Myeshia…

Astros shut out Yankees in Game 7, will meet Dodgers in World Series – ESPN

Sunday, October 22, 2017

11:52 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment HOUSTON — Scoot over, Killer B’s. Make room for the Sluggin’ Stros. It took all seven games and every ounce of the invaluable home-field advantage that they earned during a six-month, 162-game regular-season grind. But the Houston Astros finally vanquished the upstart New York Yankees in the American League Championship Series with a 4-0 victory at Minute Maid Park…

Music From Beyoncé to Jazz Offers Multi-Billion Sales Boost: Forget Muzak, Think Mood Media – Forbes

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Beyoncé, among the best-known of thousands of artists on Mood Media’s list (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Want to boost sales in your store? Get diners to enjoy your restaurant more? Feel relaxed in your dental surgery? Forget piped Muzak. Bland “elevator tunes” won’t cut it any more – yet well-chosen music can significantly improve the customer experience, according to surveys. Muzak’s successor, Mood Media, is one of the best known…

LG’s OLED TVs now pack loss-free 3D audio – Engadget

Sunday, October 22, 2017

The Dolby format should be available in more places, too. There’s now TrueHD audio bitstreaming when you’re playing console games, so titles that support it can pass that audio directly to your receiver for decoding. You’ll get the benefit of TrueHD if you’re using a supporting sound bar, as well. You might not necessarily notice the difference from going lossless (especially if you’re using built-in speakers), but look at it…

Randall Beach: A new guide to Long Island Sound reminds us what is near and dear – New Haven Register

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Caption Close If you step into the New Haven Free Public Library and head downstairs, you will be drawn to Patrick J. Lynch’s colorful paintings of an Eastern Screech Owl, an Osprey, a Harlequin Duck, a Belted Kingfisher, a Snowy Owl and a Peregrine Falcon, among other attractions. Most of this artwork is contained in Lynch’s “A Field Guide to Long Island Sound” (Yale University Press), a lavishly illustrated volume…

Puget Sound music festival strikes up the bands – Seattle Times

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Sixteen marching bands from across Washington and Oregon competed in the annual Puget Sound Festival of Bands at Everett Memorial Stadium. More Photo Galleries Seattle cathedral’s bells strike spiritual tones Harvest time at pumpkin patch in South Seattle Medieval times at Michelmasse Festival in Carnation

DJ Mag Top 100 DJs 2017 Countdown: ADE Liveblog – DJ Mag

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Get all the action from this year’s AMF at Amsterdam Dance Event as we reveal The World’s No.1 DJ…

Timeline: How the Trump administration responded to the Niger attack – The Hill

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Lawmakers are pressing the Trump administration over the death of four U.S. soldiers in Niger earlier this month, questioning the United States’s presence in the African nation and American support for troops stationed in the region. The Pentagon and White House have faced questions over the Oct. 4 incident after it was revealed that the body of one of the soldiers killed in the ambush was recovered two days after the raid, with…