House Russia probe digs into voter roll hacks with former DHS secretary

June 21, 2017

(CNN)House investigators will examine on Wednesday Russia’s attempts to hack into state elections systems with former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson before the House intelligence committee. The coordinated hacking effort from Russian-aligned hackers has received minimal attention in the congressional probes into Russia’s interference in the election. President Donald Trump and his supporters have regularly noted that no votes were ever changed by Russian …

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Democrats just went 0-4. When will they win?

June 21, 2017

Atlanta (CNN)Democrats tried an inoffensive moderate message in Georgia. They ran a banjo-strumming populist in Montana. They called in the cavalry in South Carolina and tried to catch their foe sleeping through a long-shot in Kansas. In the special elections for House seats vacated by Republicans who wound up in President Donald Trump’s Cabinet, Democrats went 0-for-4. …

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Ossoff’s liberalism just wasn’t right for Georgia district

June 21, 2017

(CNN)The Georgia special election was the Democrats’ best chance so far this year to flip a House seat and score a victory for the anti-Trump resistance. Jon Ossoff’s defeat is a major blow to well-funded liberal momentum and activism, to which GOP voters in the South responded, “Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn.” More than $50 million was spent in the special election to replace Republican Tom Price, who resigned earlier this year to become Secretary of …

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Al Franken Warns On Impeachment: ‘Zealot’ Pence Would Be ‘Worse than Trump’

June 21, 2017

Vice President Mike Pence would move into the Oval Office, and Franken said that would lead to new set of problems. Franken said Pence, who ran the Trump transition, was responsible for some of Trumps worst Cabinet choices, including Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, and Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney. If youre talking about how we handle North Korea or something like …

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5 things to watch in Georgia’s high-stakes House special election

June 20, 2017

(CNN)Democrats have been desperate to deal President Donald Trump a real setback at the ballot box for months — and all their hopes are riding on Tuesday’s House election in Georgia. A win by Democrat Jon Ossoff will give his party a crucial proof point that Trump’s unpopularity is damaging Republicans up and down the ballot — and make it much harder GOP lawmakers on Capitol Hill to tie their own political fortunes to Trump on health care, tax reform and more. It would …

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Trump defiant as pressure grows

June 19, 2017

Washington (CNN)America is edging ever closer to a new long, national nightmare, given President Donald Trump’s explosive response to signs that special counsel Robert Mueller is approaching the epicenter of White House power. Trump appears willing to test the bounds of convention and his own powers against a legal and political establishment that he believes is conspiring against him. The higher the pressure, the more defiant the President becomes. The tweet sparked …

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Bodies Of Missing USS Fitzgerald Sailors Found In Flooded Compartments

June 19, 2017

… Yokosuka, I ask that you help the families by maintaining their privacy. Donald Trump tweeted that his thoughts and prayers were with crew members and their families. An investigation into the collision is continuing. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsContent Rocket Power Edition – Unlimited sites Get Unique, readable and user engaging content for free. YouTube subtitles to WordPress post. 80+ Languages supported. In-built content spinner, duplicate post removal and …

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Patagonia’s CEO Is Ready To Lead The Corporate Resistance To Trump

June 19, 2017

… monument designations going back 21 years President Donald Trump speaks at the Interior Department before signing an executive order reviewing previous national monument designations made under the Antiquities Act. Patagonia to sue the Trump administration a day later, vowing to take every step necessary, including legal action, to defend our most treasured public landscapes from coast to coast. A president does not have the authority to rescind a National Monument, Marcario said in a …

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Trump family makes first visit to Camp David

June 18, 2017

Washington (CNN)Think “Trump orbit” in a recreational sense, and it’s likely golf or gilded interiors come to mind — a vision of uber-comfortable playgrounds replete with ribeye steaks and crystal chandeliers. It’s an unusual decision for the President, who is widely known as someone who doesn’t like to disrupt his daily routine or spend weekends anywhere except at Trump-branded properties. …

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Foreign Carmakers Invoke Reagan To Sway Trump On Trade

June 17, 2017

… intellectual property protections and removed barriers to digital trade, would take precedence, Ross said. Mexico and Canada already agreed to the TPP, a 12-nation Pacific Rim trade agreement that Trump campaigned against and formally withdrew the U.S. from shortly after taking office. That is likely a relief to pro-NAFTA elements of big business, but it is alarming to progressive trade skeptics who had hoped that trade reforms aimed at saving American jobs would be an area of common interest …

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Pentagon Reportedly To Send Nearly 4,000 More Troops To Afghanistan

June 16, 2017

The news comes a day after President Donald Trump reportedly gave Defense Secretary Jim Mattis the authority to set troop levels in the country in an effort to combat the spread of insurgent groups like the Islamic State and the Taliban. There are currently about 8,400 U.S. troops officially stationed in Afghanistan and an additional 2,000 not included in official tallies. The Pentagon refuted the AP report in a statement to Reuters late Thursday, saying no decisions have been made regarding …

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After the game, can the good feelings last?

June 16, 2017

… concerned about their own safety are now talking about the need to conduct political debate in a more civil way. Many connected the shooting rampage to the fearsome tone of current political rhetoric, since the shooter, James Hodgkinson, from Illinois, left anti-Trump screeds on his social media page. “The poisonous atmosphere in Washington and the polarization in our country causes warped, twisted minds to do terrible things,” Maine Sen. Susan Collins told CNN on Thursday. …

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What would happen if Trump tried to fire special counsel Mueller

June 14, 2017

(CNN)Newsmax CEO Christopher Ruddy created a storm of controversy when he suggested Monday that President Trump was contemplating firing the newly appointed Special Counsel Robert Mueller III, a man destined to be a festering thorn in the side of the Trump administration for months or years to come. And on Tuesday, aboard Air Force One, White House deputy press secretary Sarah Sanders addressed the idea of firing Mueller with these words: “while the President has the right to, he has no …

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Anger in Taiwan as China poaches another diplomatic ally

June 14, 2017

… China (ROC) — was forced to withdraw from the United Nations after the General Assembly passed a motion recognizing the People’s Republic of China as the only lawful representative of China to the UN. Many other countries followed suit, including the United States, which switched diplomatic recognition to the PRC in 1979 but has maintained unofficial ties with Taiwan, an important ally in the region. US President Donald Trump set off a diplomatic firestorm before his inauguration by …

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Dennis Rodman hopes to do ‘something pretty positive’ in North Korea

June 13, 2017

… would be the first under Trump, a man with whom he has a personal relationship. Dennis Rodman: ‘I am not a traitor’ McMaster on N. Korea: ‘All options on table’ Currently held: Kim Dong Chul, the president of a company involved in international trade and hotel services, was arrested in 2015 and is serving 10 years on espionage charges. Otto Warmbier, a University of Virginia student, was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in 2016 …

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Senators reach Russia sanctions deal

June 13, 2017

… else he would move a sanctions measure. Despite mixed signals from the President and his administration this year over sanctions, a senior source on Capitol Hill said the White House is not fighting congressional efforts to push through the measure. Sen. Ben Cardin, the top Democrat on foreign relations, expressed confidence Monday that Trump would sign off on it. “I would be very, very surprised if the President vetoes this bill. Now he’s surprised me on a lot of things. But we …

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Russia cloud settles in over Trump’s White House

June 12, 2017

Washington (CNN)The Russia “cloud” is growing over President Donald Trump and threatening to wreck another week for the embattled White House as one of his closest allies tries to avoid a public spectacle on Capitol Hill. RELATED: Source: Sessions’ plans to testify surprised Senate intelligence panel members Trump makes surprise visit at couple’s wedding Trump Jr.: No ambiguity in my father’s orders …

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Bill Maher Is A Dangerous White Man

June 12, 2017

… black personmustknow this. Its not like I made a career with this. I grew up in Jersey in the 50s and 60s. Race wasnt even an issue. It didnt exist. I dont wanna pretend this is more of a race thing than a comedian thing. During the interview, Maher even made a point of conveying to the audience how formidable an inquisitor Dyson was, saying I feel like I got Robert Mueller here in reference to the special prosecutor investigating the Trump administration. It is not apologies …

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Melania Trump moves in

June 11, 2017

(CNN)The White House East Wing has thus far been functioning with a first lady in absentia — but soon, that will change. What we learned about Melania Trump from her first international trip Melania Trump’s role on first foreign trip What issues will the First Lady embrace? How Melania Trump met the 45th President …

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Latinos thrive in radio and TV despite Trump

June 11, 2017

(CNN)While President Donald Trump was focusing on building a wall along our southern border, a sound barrier across the Western Hemisphere was being shattered by the Latin beat wafting across the airwaves. At a time when many US Latinos are feeling marginalized and under attack from political rhetoric on the right and ineffective representation on the left, Spanish pop songs that galvanize an American audience are a recognition that Latinos are part of the American landscape. In addition, a …

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House, Senate investigators seek Trump tapes, Comey memos

June 11, 2017

(CNN)House and Senate investigators fired off a series of requests after former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony, seeking memos of his private discussions with President Donald Trump and any records the White House kept of their discussion — including audio recordings. The leaders of the Senate judiciary’s probe sent Richman the request Thursday and asked he provide it by Friday. A source familiar with the matter said Richman has been in touch with Senate judiciary …

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Macron Trolls Trump With ‘Make Our Planet Great Again’ Recruiting Website

June 10, 2017

… been a leader in the advancement of human rights and has left its mark in our common history. Our new challenge? Climate change. The website is a concrete tool to enable and facilitate the arrival of every committed citizen, the message adds.Here you can find all the answers to the questions you have about how to complete your project. The French welcome to immigrant scientists is a very different approach from the Trump administrations strategy. Travel restrictions and immigration …

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Donald Trump hasn’t tweeted in a very long time

June 10, 2017

(CNN)Donald Trump is a big fan of Twitter. He sees it as a direct pipeline to supporters, an end run on the so-called “fake news” media. Which makes any extended period of time without a tweet from the President worth nothing. And we are in the midst of such a drought right now. This last 37 hours is not at all like those past Trump Twitter deserts. The last day and a half has seen not only the release of former FBI Director James Comey’s written testimony Wednesday …

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Brad Pitt Forecasts ‘No Future’ Thanks To Trump

June 9, 2017

Comedian Jim Jefferies closed out the debut of The Jim Jefferies Show on Tuesday by throwing it to his weather man. The mystery weather man was supposedly there to address Trump announcing the United States withdrawal from the Paris Climate Change Agreementand the environmental impact we can expect. Pitt, posing as a weather man in front of a very red-looking map of the world, motioned to everywhere, saying, Things are going to be getting warmer in this area here and this area here. …

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Second Lady Pence Pushes Bee Conservation, An Effort One Critic Labels ‘Hypocritical’

June 8, 2017

… parasitic varroa mite, malnutrition and pesticide use. Perdue said that farmers have no better friends and few harder workers than the honeybee, and that the rate by which populations are dwindlingrepresents a diverse mix of challenges requiring a wide range of solutions. The Trump administration has proposed gutting by 31 percentfunding for the Environmental Protection Agency, which regulates pesticides that studies have shown to pose a risk to bees. The Agriculture and Interior …

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Five things to watch: The Comey hearing

June 8, 2017

Washington (CNN)The Senate intelligence committee hearing of former FBI Director James Comey was already going to be a blockbuster before it even started — with Comey stating in pre-written testimony Wednesday that President Donald Trump urged him to drop his investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. READ: James Comey’s prepared testimony Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House probe, said he wants to know if Trump’s request for …

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