Posts Tagged ‘Politics’

What’s Next for Net Neutrality, and When Will We See Change?

Saturday, December 16th, 2017

After years of playing what internet service providers have likened to “regulatory ping pong” with net neutrality rules, the game is still far from finished, NBC News reported.The attorneys general of New York…Photo Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

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House Ethics Committee Investigating Nev. Rep. Kihuen

Friday, December 15th, 2017

The House Ethics Committee said Friday that it has opened an investigation into Democratic Rep. Ruben Kihuen after reports of sexual harassment against the Nevada congressman. “The Committee notes that…Photo Credit: AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File

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Rubio Says He Won’t Support Current Tax Bill Without Changes

Friday, December 15th, 2017

Senate Republicans can only afford to lose two votes, and five are in question.Senators Mike Lee and Marco Rubio are holding out to make more of the child tax credit refundable to low and middle income…

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Former Aide Accuses Virginia Rep. Scott of Sexual Misconduct

Friday, December 15th, 2017

A former aide to Rep. Bobby Scott on Friday accused the Virginia Democrat of sexual misconduct and said he fired her after she rebuffed his alleged advances.At a press conference, Macherie Reese Everson,…Photo Credit: AP Photo/Steve Helber

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Trump Blasts FBI an Hour Before Graduation Speech

Friday, December 15th, 2017

President Donald Trump sent conflicting messages on the FBI Friday morning, ripping the agency outside the White House just an hour before he praised the 2018 graduating class in Quantico, Virginia. 

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Trump Doesn’t Rule Out Pardon for Michael Flynn

Friday, December 15th, 2017

When asked if he would pardon former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, President Donald Trump said, “We’ll see what happens.”

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‘We’ll See’: Trump Doesn’t Rule Out Michael Flynn Pardon

Friday, December 15th, 2017

President Donald Trump on Friday refused to directly say whether he would pardon former national security adviser Michael Flynn, NBC News reported.”I don’t want to talk about pardons for Michael FlynnPhoto Credit: AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta

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8-Year-Old Spoken Word Poet: ‘Please, Mr. Trump, Stop Tweeting’

Friday, December 15th, 2017

An 8-year-old poet from D.C. has a request: “Please, Mr. Trump, stop tweeting. Stop teasing America.” Christian Alvarado, a member of a youth spoken word program, performed his poem about President Donald Trump…Photo Credit: NBC Washington This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.

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Omarosa’s Departure Raises Questions About WH Diversity

Friday, December 15th, 2017

Before her departure this week, Omarosa Manigault Newman, along with Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, stood as the only black voices among more than 30 Cabinet secretaries and senior…Photo Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images

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Breaking Down the New GOP Tax Plan

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

The Senate and House have an agreement upon new tax legislation. AP Reporter Stephen Ohlemacher looks at some of the key takeaways.

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Why Black Women Voters Stepped Up for Doug Jones

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

#BlackWomen trended on Twitter as many hailed African American women for playing a major role in driving Democrat Doug Jones’ projected victory against Roy Moore in deep-red Alabama.Photo Credit: AP Photo/John Bazemore This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.

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Obamacare Sign-Ups Surge; Enrollment Likely Down Next Year

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Over 1 million people chose insurance through the federal health care exchange last week as open enrollment approaches its Dec. 15 deadline. But the total number is likely to fall short of last year, which…Photo Credit: Healthcare.gov

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Trump Pitches Tax Bill for Families, Businesses

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

President Donald Trump pitched a tax cut bill drafted by GOP lawmakers, claiming it will bring money back from offshore accounts while giving families a modest tax cut of $2,000. Democratic lawmakers, meanwhile,

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Anderson Cooper: Trump Taunt on Twitter Wasn’t From Me

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

CNN’s Anderson Cooper said Wednesday that someone had “gained access” to his Twitter account and sent out a tweet calling President Donald Trump a “pathetic loser.”The taunt from Cooper’s verified account came…Photo Credit: Twitter

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Reported Schumer Sex Suit Is ‘Completely False’: Ex-Staffer

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

A former staffer for Sen. Chuck Schumer said a draft of a sexual harassment lawsuit naming the Senate minority leader is “completely false.”Photo Credit: J. Scott Applewhite/AP, File

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Black Voter Turnout, Allegations Doomed Moore: Exit Poll

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

The allegations of sexual misconduct against Roy Moore and a Democratic surge boosted by high African-Americans turnout led Doug Jones to his projected election upset win in Alabama, NBC News’ exit polls…Photo Credit: AFP/Getty Images

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Donors violate Miami Beach’s campaign finance laws, but face no discipline

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

By Francisco Alvarado
FloridaBulldog.org
Former Miami Beach Commissioner Michael Grieco derailed his political ascent by getting involved with a committee secretly raising money for his failed mayoral bid. Yet, lobbyists and vendors that built up the PAC’s $200,000 war chest have not faced any consequences despite a city ban designed to stop them from contributing to local candidates and political action committees if they do business with Miami Beach government.
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In Stunning Upset, Jones Is Apparent Winner of Ala. Senate Race

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Democrat Doug Jones is the apparent winner of the Alabama Senate race. Jones’ win is an upset in a deep red state that has not had a Democrat in the Senate in 25 years.

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Senators React to Jones’ Victory in Alabama Senate Race

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Senators took to social media after Doug Jones was the apparent winner to the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, with many Democrats calling it a political setback for President Donald Trump.”Congratulations to my friend…Photo Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.

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DOJ Releases Text Messages From FBI Staffers Having Affair

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

The Department of Justice released 90 pages of text messages late Tuesday night, many harshly critical of candidate Donald Trump, that were exchanged between an FBI lawyer and an agent who was later assigned to…Photo Credit: AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File

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Families May Lose CHIP Children’s Health Insurance

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Officials in several states started warning families this week that funding for the popular Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is about to run out.The joint state-federal health plan designed to…Photo Credit: Keith Srakocic/AP

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US Open to NKorea Talks ‘Without Precondition’: Tillerson

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday that the United States is open to talks with North Korea without preconditions, saying it is unrealistic for the country to give up its nuclear weapons program…Photo Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images, File

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New Generation Calls for ‘Passing of the Torch’ in Congress

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Amid sexual misconduct allegations that have rocked Capitol Hill, a generational divide is becoming increasingly evident in Congress. The upheaval has spurred a wave of younger lawmakers to demand institutional…Photo Credit: Getty Images

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A Confident Roy Moore Rides to Vote on Horseback

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Republican candidate Roy Moore rode his horse to the polls as he’s done in past elections to cast his ballot in the U.S. Senate race. Moore was accompanied by his wife Kayla Moore as he expressed confidence in a…

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Moore Accuser: I Dated Him at 17. Today I’m Saying #NoMoore

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Debbie Wesson Gibson is one of the women accusing Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual misconduct. She offered her personal account of Moore in an essay for NBC News’ THINK section:I’ve known Roy Moore…Photo Credit: Jon Gerberg/The Washington Post via Getty Images

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Alabama Democrat Doug Jones Votes in Senate Race

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Democratic Alabama Senate candidate Doug Jones says he feels “very confident” on Election Day as he runs against Republican Roy Moore. Supporters greeted Jones as he arrived to vote at a church…

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NYC Immigrants Fear Raids as City Fails to Destroy ID Card Records

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

A program designed to help undocumented immigrants living in the New York City area may facilitate their deportation under the Trump administration.Documents collected for an ambitious city identity card…Photo Credit: New York City Hall via AP, File

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White House: ‘No Way’ Trump Tweet to NY Sen. Is Sexist

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

President Donald Trump tweeted that Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand would “do anything” for campaign contributions on Tuesday, Dec. 12. Later in the day, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said…

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Alabama Candidates Cast Their Ballots

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Republican Roy Moore, facing numerous allegations of sexual misconduct with teenage girls, and Democrat Doug Jones cast their ballots in the vote that will send one of them to the U.S.

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Ala. Dad Makes Emotional Appeal: Don’t Vote for Roy Moore

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Standing outside of a Roy Moore rally in Midland City on the eve of Alabama’s special Senate election, peanut farmer Nathan Mathis held a photo of his daughter and a sign with a message for voters: Please don’t…Photo Credit: @VaughnHillyard This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.

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