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Brad Raffensperger investigation into Florida attorney Bill Price

Raffensperger says the attorney told the county Republican party that he’d be registering to vote in Georgia, and encouraged them to do the same

ATLANTA — The Georgia Secretary of State announced Thursday afternoon that his office is investigating a Florida attorney who, he says, attempted to register to fraudulently vote.

According to a news release, Sec. of State Brad Raffensperger says Bill Price was caught on tape stating his intent to register in Georgia and encouraging two million other people to move into Georgia before the January runoff to vote.

Raffensperger says only true Georgia residents can register to vote and cast a ballot in the state’s elections.

“Make no mistake, individuals who attempt to undermine the integrity of Georgia’s elections will be investigated and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” said Secretary Raffensperger. “Those who move to Georgia just to vote in the Senate runoffs with

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Sec. of State announces investigation of Fla. attorney Bill Price

Raffensperger says the attorney told the county Republican party that he’d be registering to vote in Georgia, and encouraged them to do the same

ATLANTA — The Georgia Secretary of State announced Thursday afternoon that his office is investigating a Florida attorney who, he says, attempted to register to fraudulently vote.

According to a news release, Sec. of State Brad Raffensperger says Bill Price was caught on tape stating his intent to register in Georgia and encouraging two million other people to move into Georgia before the January runoff to vote.

Raffensperger says only true Georgia residents can register to vote and cast a ballot in the state’s elections.

“Make no mistake, individuals who attempt to undermine the integrity of Georgia’s elections will be investigated and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” said Secretary Raffensperger. “Those who move to Georgia just to vote in the Senate runoffs with

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Trump refuses to say if he has confidence in AG Bill Barr

  • President Donald Trump on Thursday refused to say whether he still has confidence in Attorney General Bill Barr amid reports of rising tensions between the two.
  • “Ask me that in a number of weeks from now,” Trump said, adding that Barr and the Justice Department “should be looking at all of this fraud. This is not civil. He thought it was civil. This is criminal stuff.”
  • Trump has been frustrated with Barr for months, but his anger reaches a boiling point after Barr told the Associated Press this week that the DOJ and FBI have not uncovered evidence of widespread voter fraud that could alter the results of the 2020 election.
  • The claim directly undercut the Trump legal team’s claims that there was nationwide voter fraud and that the presidential race was illegally “stolen” from Trump by Democrats and other nefarious actors.
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Trump refuses to say if he has confidence in Attorney General Bill Barr



Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: President Donald Trump stands with Attorney General William Barr during the 38th Annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service at the U.S. Capitol, Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in Washington. AP Photo/Evan Vucci


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President Donald Trump stands with Attorney General William Barr during the 38th Annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service at the U.S. Capitol, Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in Washington. AP Photo/Evan Vucci

  • President Donald Trump on Thursday refused to say whether he still has confidence in Attorney General Bill Barr amid reports of rising tensions between the two.
  • “Ask me that in a number of weeks from now,” Trump said, adding that Barr and the Justice Department “should be looking at all of this fraud. This is not civil. He thought it was civil. This is criminal stuff.”
  • Trump has been frustrated with Barr for months, but his anger reaches a boiling point after Barr told the Associated Press this week that the DOJ and FBI have not uncovered evidence of widespread voter fraud that could alter the results of the 2020 election.
  • The claim directly undercut
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U.S. bill aims to strip Chinese firms from stock exchanges over audits

Dec. 3 (UPI) — Federal lawmakers have approved a punitive measure to delist Chinese companies from U.S. stock markets if they deny government regulators access to vital audits.

The House on Wednesday passed the Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act, which is aimed at hundreds of listed companies, mostly Chinese, whose audits have not been made available for inspection by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board.

The same measure, first introduced last year, unanimously passed the Senate in May and now requires President Donald Trump’s approval. Trump is expected the sign the law.

The bill would affect more than 200 companies that trade on U.S. exchanges and have a combined value of $1.8 trillion in market capitalization.

Officials say in most cases Chinese accounting firms cite local laws related to data protection, privacy, confidentiality or national security when they don’t provide the PCAOB with requested information.

Under the new proposal, foreign

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Brexit: MPs to vote on UK Internal Market Bill as trade talks continue

Boris Johnson’s government is set to press ahead with plans that could throw a spanner in the works of post-Brexit trade negotiations. 

The Prime Minister is to pursue plans that will allow ministers to tear up the Brexit divorce deal despite the ongoing UK-EU trade talks being at a critical stage.

Under plans that will kick off on Monday, MPs will be asked to reinstate controversial legislation giving ministers the power to break international law by ignoring provisions in the Withdrawal Agreement relating to Northern Ireland.

If MPs back the move it could undo significant work in the trade discussions, unless an agreement can be reached by then. 

READ MORE: Brexit: EU and UK government post-Brexit deal talks ‘intensify’

The move when first reported sent shockwaves throughout the EU, who have already taken the first steps in legal action over the legislation.

The bill, published on 9 September, has become

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DAVID W. SHANNON: Assisted-death bill gives licence to do away with disabled people like me | Local-Perspectives | Opinion

DAVID W. SHANNON • Guest Opinion

Since 1992, Dec. 3 has been the United Nations-sanctioned International Day of Persons with Disabilities. This year, this day has much significance for me and the community where I found membership almost 40 years ago — the world of equality-seeking disabled persons. 

This year, the federal government continues to fast-track Bill C-7, changes to the Medical Assistance in Dying legislation (MAiD). It has set a chill through our community. 

To be clear right from the start, I understand that many people, when faced with a terminal illness or who are near death, want the ability to have a medically assisted death. So, it is not MAiD per se that makes me troubled. 

Bill C-7 goes beyond a good death — it merely offers death, and this is where I take exception. 

With the proposed legislation, anyone who is disabled could decide to have a

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Hears Bill Cosby’s Sex Assault Case

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania’s highest court questioned Tuesday whether Bill Cosby’s alleged history of intoxicating and sexually assaulting young women amounted to a signature crime pattern, given studies that show as many as half of all sexual assaults involve drugs or alcohol. Cosby, 83, hopes to overturn his 2018 sex assault conviction because the judge let prosecutors call five other accusers who said Cosby mistreated them the same way he did his victim, Andrea Constand. The defense said their testimony prejudiced the jury against the actor and should not have been allowed.

“That conduct you describe — the steps, the young women — there’s literature that says that’s common to 50% of these assaults —

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Bill Forcing Chinese Firms to Meet US Accounting Standards Passes Congress | Voice of America

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation on Wednesday that could prevent Chinese companies from listing their shares on U.S. exchanges unless they adhere to U.S. auditing standards.

The measure passed by unanimous voice vote, after passing the Senate earlier this year, sending it to the White House, which said President Donald Trump is expected to sign it into law.

“The Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act” bars securities of foreign companies from being listed on any U.S. exchange if they have failed to comply with the U.S. Public Accounting Oversight Board’s audits for three years in a row.

While it applies to companies from any country, the legislation targets Chinese companies such as Alibaba, tech firm Pinduoduo Inc. and oil giant PetroChina Co Ltd.

Measures taking a harder line on Chinese business and trade practices generally pass Congress with large margins, as both Democrats and Trump’s fellow Republicans

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Chinese firms on U.S. exchanges threatened by bill headed to Trump’s desk

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives passed a law to kick Chinese companies off U.S. stock exchanges if they do not fully comply with the country’s auditing rules, giving President Donald Trump one more tool to threaten Beijing with before leaving office.

FILE PHOTO: Signage for Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. covers the front facade of the New York Stock Exchange November 11, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo

The measure passed the House by unanimous voice vote, after passing the Senate unanimously in May, sending it to Trump, who the White House said is expected to sign it into law.

“The Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act” bars securities of foreign companies from being listed on any U.S. exchange if they have failed to comply with the U.S. Public Accounting Oversight Board’s audits for three years in a row.

While is applies to companies from any country, the legislation’s sponsors intended

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