Peeps should remember Democrats outnumber Republicans in registration. It's largely because of disproportionately Democratic states, such as West Virginia, Iowa, North Carolina. These states vote Republican, however, bc the Ds are Truman era Ds. Hence, D turnout ≠ D victory.
President @RT_Erdogan said in his speech (NOW) said that #SaudiArabia sent 15 men to the consulate, the consulate removed the videos from the cameras (closed circuit), #Khashoggi went into the consulate and didn't come out./+
"Just after the crime, said @RT_Erdogan, a person who looks like #Khashoggi left the permisses. We'v gathered evidence & proof of the crime.We have waited for the end of the knvestigation. On the 14th of Octobre I spoke to King Salman & informed him about the available evidence".
1 (thread). Most UK papers think a drunken snog at Strictly is the most important story today. More important than a terrifying new #IPCC report saying we have 12 years to stave off the catastrophic effects of global warming...
2. More important than this (from @guardian. The Independent and @washingtonpost also led on it, along with the @BBC. London Times leading on Brexit.)
3. Broadsheet editors have always been lectured on how patronising they are to believe “they know best”. So worthy to tell people what they *should* be interested in.
Reports indicate atmosphere in #Iran's parliament (the Majlis) is very tense as members review the anti-money laundering Financial Action Task Force (FATF) signing bill.
Sources say "hardliners" are voicing threats about the signing of this bill.
"Regarding the FATF, should we commit suicide today by signing this bill because we're going to die in the future?" says Behrouz Nemati, a member of #Iran's Majlis (parliament).
3) "Hardliners in Iran’s parliament have opposed passing legislation toward compliance with FATF standards, arguing it could hamper Iranian financial support for allies such as Lebanon’s Hezbollah, which the US has classified as a terrorist organization." reuters.com/article/us-ira…
This all started because the #MetPolice & #LBRUT couldn't do their jobs properly & then decided to take the law into their own hands. The result of this decision has led to events stranger than fiction
My company was raided. It should have been a straightforward matter. But the #MetPolice & #LBRUT forgot to seize my computer & came back to do a 2nd raid. The search warrant didn't permit a second entry, however, #LBRUT entered unlawfully
Complaints were then made to my MP #VinceCable. He liaised with the #Metpolice & #LBRUT. And then weeks later, the search warrant was completely changed & was passed off as the search warrant executed on the day of the raids.
Mohammad al-Halbusi, with 169 votes, is the new Speaker of #Iraq. Halbusi was al-Anbar governor.
Hasan Karim and Rashid Jalil are expected to be selected in the next hour as the two vice Speakers.
A first official victory to the anti-#USA camp (pro-#Iran): Halbusi was presented and supported by al-Bina' coalition, the Maliki-Ameri (et al) group, even if the vice Speaker will be from the Sadrist (in the next hour).
No election of a large coalition today in #Iraq. The parliamentary session is postponed.
#USA doesn't have many allies in #Iraq. US envoy - I was told by many Kurds, Sunni and even Shia MPs - is threatening those unwilling to vote for Abadi despite any American denial of using this kind of approach.
Let's see what the Kurds will decide in a couple of weeks #Iraq
#Kurds Al-Fateh and Dawlat al-qanoon pulled out of the parliamentary session to sabotage the election.
FYI: Out of Abadi's 42 MPs, only 12 are left in his coalition. #Iraq.
In the next hour, the largest coalition, even if below 165, may be formed and will be resgistered tomorrow at the parliament. It all depend on one party (40 to 42) expected rto join Dawlat al-QWanoon and al-Fath (so far they have gathred 110).
I'll explain: #Kurds are not going to join any coalition tomorrow, waiting for the biggest coalition to register its name. Kurds have requests that won't be met this night. So their voices and seats won't be included.+
Josh Dawsey is talking to @donlemon right now on @CNN talking about the turmoil in the White House over people trying to explain to Trump that the Dems could re-take the House in November and thus #impeachment could be on the table. For real. Read his new piece here ↘️↘️↘️
These details are stunning.
The entire White House counsel’s office has been eviscerated.
4 out of 5 deputies, out.
And now Trump has tweet-fired #DonMcGahn, who everyone agrees is the last bolster against madness. washingtonpost.com/politics/winte… …
#USA officers arrived at #Damascus airport onboard an Emirates plane, met with Brdg. General Ali Mamlouk, head of Syria's National Intelligence Bureau, proposed to pull out of #Syria (incl al-Tanf) in exchange of 3 demands
Meeting took place in Mazeh last month. The 3 points: 1. Total withdrawal of #Iran from (only) south #Syria 2. #USA companies have a share in exploiting oil in northeast Syria 3. All data related to terrorists killed & arrested during the 7 years of war
"The head of #Australia/n Intel services visited #Damascus" a year ago, with #USA knowledge, asking about terrorist data but the answer is always the same: we shall not release any info unless relationship evolves", said the report.
The two Iranian individuals—identified as Ahmadreza Mohammadi-Doostdar, a dual U.S.-Iranian citizen, and Majid Ghorbani, an Iranian citizen and resident of California—the Islamic Republic.
They were allegedly acting on behalf of the government of the Islamic Republic of #Iran by conducting covert surveillance of Israeli and Jewish facilities in the United States, & collecting identifying information about American citizens and U.S. nationals who are members of #MEK
Protesters are chanting:
"Proud Iranians, support, support"
Shop owners are closing their stores, protesting high prices &...
Strike began at 2:30 pm local time. #IranProtests
15 Khordad St. - Seyed Vali alley
Shoe store owners on strike since 2:30 pm local time.
Store owners protesting high prices & lack of raw material for shoes.
Mousavi & Manuchehr Khani complexes also on strike. #IranProtests