Posts Tagged ‘Politics’

Papadopoulos: Sessions ‘Enthusiastic’ About Putin Meeting

Sunday, September 9th, 2018

George Papadopoulos, a one-time Trump campaign adviser who was sentenced on Friday to 14 days in jail as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, said Sunday that Attorney General…Photo Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images

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Trump Admin. Cuts $25M in Aid for East Jerusalem Hospitals

Sunday, September 9th, 2018

The Trump administration is withdrawing $25 million it had committed to the East Jerusalem Hospital Network after a review found that the funds were not advancing U.S. interests, a State Department official…Photo Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images, File

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Beto O’Rourke: Democrats dream of 2020 run for their new rock star – The Times

Sunday, September 9th, 2018

The TimesBeto O’Rourke: Democrats dream of 2020 run for their new rock starThe TimesBeto O’Rourke is the new rock star of American politics. The rangy, toothy Texan is running an insurgent campaign to unseat Senator Ted Cruz in November’s mid-term elections. The latest polling has him just a single point behind, unheard of for a …and more »

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Former White House Counsel Dean Warns Against Confirming Kavanaugh

Friday, September 7th, 2018

Former Nixon White House counsel John Dean urged a Senate committee on Friday to reject the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh Dean said, in part,, “If Kavanaugh’s confirmed, a president who…

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Obama on Midterms: ‘The Biggest Threat to Democracy Is Indifference’

Friday, September 7th, 2018

Former President Barack Obama returned to the political stage Friday at the University of Illinois, where he delivered a speech about the importance of voting in the upcoming midterm elections.

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Obama on Anonymous NYT Op-Ed: ‘That’s Not a Check’ on Trump

Friday, September 7th, 2018

Former President Barack Obama reacted to the controversial New York Times op-ed written by an anonymous White House staffer who said they and others are resisting President Donald Trump’s worst urges.

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‘It Wasn’t Me’ a White House Rallying Cry on Trump Op-Ed

Friday, September 7th, 2018

“It wasn’t me” has become a rallying cry among White House staff in the wake of Wednesday’s bombshell anonymous New York Times op-ed from an anonymous self described member of the…

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Anonymous Trump Op-Ed: Treason or Simply Disloyalty?

Friday, September 7th, 2018

President Donald Trump has asked whether the person who wrote the anonymous op-ed in The New York Times has committed treason, but that isn’t the case, NBC News reported. It could be considered an act…Photo Credit: Evan Vucci/AP

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Anonymous Trump Op-Ed: Treason or Simply Disloyalty?

Friday, September 7th, 2018

President Donald Trump has asked whether the person who wrote the anonymous op-ed in The New York Times has committed treason, but that isn’t the case, NBC News reported. It could be considered an act…Photo Credit: Evan Vucci/AP

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Rick Scott, Mike Pence: When campaign fundraising met tax incentives for Scott’s company

Friday, September 7th, 2018

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
Vice President Mike Pence flew into Florida Thursday to fundraise and campaign for Gov. Rick Scott. What you didn’t read in the political coverage of Pence’s short visit was about his previous symbiosis with Scott and how as governor of Indiana in April 2016, Pence helped Scott’s Continental Structural Plastics (CSP) obtain $650,000 in tax credits and grants.
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At Rally, Trump Mentions Impeachment to Embolden Voters

Friday, September 7th, 2018

If Republicans want to protect President Donald Trump from impeachment, they’ve got to show up and vote, he said at a rally in Montana Thursday night, NBC News reported.”This election, you aren’t just…Photo Credit: Susan Walsh/AP

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At Rally, Trump Mentions Impeachment to Embolden Voters

Friday, September 7th, 2018

If Republicans want to protect President Donald Trump from impeachment, they’ve got to show up and vote, he said at a rally in Montana Thursday night, NBC News reported.”This election, you aren’t just…Photo Credit: Susan Walsh/AP

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Obama Won’t Hold ‘Punches’, Starts Midterm Campaign Push

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

Former President Barack Obama is set to launch a political offensive designed to focus his party’s energies in the midterm elections, breaking from his self-imposed political exile with a message that will draw…Photo Credit: Getty Images

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Booker Threatens to Release Confidential Docs on Kavanaugh

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., backed by Sen. Dick Durbin and Sen. Masie Hirono, threatened to release “committee confidential” documents related to Trump Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh despite…

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Kavanaugh Ducks Sen. Kamala Harris’ Questions About Mueller

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh avoided directly answering questions from Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., about whether or not he discussed special counsel Robert Mueller or the Mueller’s…

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Migrant Kids Allowed to Be Held Indefinitely, Gov. Says

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

The Trump administration announced a new rule Thursday that would allow immigrant children with their parents to be held in detention indefinitely, upending a ban on indefinite detention that has been in…Photo Credit: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP, File

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‘Late Night’: Nixon Is Taking on the Political Establishment

Thursday, September 6th, 2018


Seth Meyers chats with Cynthia Nixon, who is running against incumbent Andrew Cuomo for the governor’s seat in New York, about a number of things, including corporate money in politics and The New…

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Trump Admin. Hyped Terror Threat From Refugees: Ex-Officials

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

Former officials say the Trump administration dismissed an intelligence assessment last year that showed refugees did not present a significant threat to the U.S., NBC News reported.Photo Credit: Robert F. Bukaty/AP, File

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Mueller Subpoenas Conspiracy Theorist With Roger Stone Ties

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

A conspiracy theorist linked to both ex-Trump aide Roger Stone and Infowars host Alex Jones has been subpoenaed to testify before a federal grand jury in Washington, D.C., Friday as part of special counsel…Photo Credit: Charles Sykes/AP (File)

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Trump Calls New York Times Op-Ed ‘Gutless’

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

President Donald Trump on Wednesday called a New York Times op-ed, written by an anonymous official inside his administration, “gutless.” The op-ed writer states that many inside the administration are…

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Rep. Billy Long Uses Auctioneer Skills to Drown Out Protester

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

Former auctioneer Rep. Billy Long (R-Mo.) used his unique skills to override the voice of right-wing activist Laura Loomer, who had interrupted the House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing with Twitter…

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Kavanaugh Won’t Answer Hypothetical on Presidential Subpoena

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

Judge Brett Kavanaugh faced the first round of questions during his Supreme Court confirmation hearings Wednesday. Asked if he believed a sitting president was required to respond to a subpoena, Kavanaugh…

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How Tech Workers Are Starting to Revolt

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

While tech industry executives are testifying before Congress on Wednesday, their biggest worry may be the protests they face from within their own companies, NBC News reports.Tech giants like Amazon…Photo Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images, File

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Obama to Join Midterm Battle, Starting in California and Ohio – New York Times

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

New York TimesObama to Join Midterm Battle, Starting in California and OhioNew York TimesFormer President Barack Obama is poised to plunge into the fray of the midterm campaign, returning to electoral politics with a frontal attack on Republican power in two states that are prime Democratic targets this fall: California and Ohio. Having …and more »

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China Eases Pressure on N. Korea, Undercutting Trump Admin.

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

China has been loosening trade restrictions with North Korea through coal shipments, construction projects and tourism, former U.S. officials and independent experts told NBC News.The increased trade…Photo Credit: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images, File

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CPS says it has enough evidence to charge two Russians over Salisbury novichok attack – Politics live – The Guardian (blog)

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

The Guardian (blog)CPS says it has enough evidence to charge two Russians over Salisbury novichok attack – Politics liveThe Guardian (blog)The Metropolitan police has now published the full text of a lengthy statement by Neil Basu, its national lead on counter terrorism, about the evidence against the two Russians accused of being responsible for the novichok attack in Salisbury in March.and more »

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‘Supreme Court Must Never Be Viewed As a Partisan Institution’: Kavanaugh

Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

Judge Brett Kavanaugh said in opening remarks at his confirmation hearing Tuesday that the “Supreme Court must never be viewed as a partisan institution.” He vowed to always keep an open mind if…

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Woodward Book Reveals Aides Routinely Undermined President

Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward’s explosive new book, “Fear: Trump in the White House,” reveals multiple instances in which top aides went behind President Donald Trump’s back to undermine his decisions….Photo Credit: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP, File

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Parkland Parent Attempts to Shake Kavanaugh’s Hand

Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

As Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing was breaking for lunch on Tuesday, a man whose daughter was killed in the Parkland school shooting attempted to shake Kavanaugh’s hand.

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Protesting Dems Interrupt Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court Confirmation

Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

Democratic senators interrupted the start of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing Tuesday, arguing that they were not given pertinent documents and that some were kept hidden.

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