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  • Paul Ryan is Pandering to Neo-Nazis
    House_gop_provided_ryan_enough_votes_to_win_the_speakership 2017-08-24 18:27:41 UTC
    (The New Republic) He and Republicans will protect Trump from censure, hoping national outrage will have fizzled by the time Congress returns to Washington. Paul Ryan has always relied on the assumption that the people he answers to—constituent...
  • White Nationalist Interviewed by Vice On C’Ville Turns Himself In To Police
    Chantwell-vice 2017-08-24 18:15:13 UTC
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on protests against Confederate monuments that have occurred in the aftermath of deadly violence at a Virginia rally by white nationalists (all times local): 11:05 p.m. Police report a white nationali...
  • Bipartisan Policy Center Says U.S. Could Miss Payments on October 2
    Money-free-image 2017-08-24 18:08:46 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government might not have enough money to pay all its bills on Oct. 2 if Washington does not raise a cap on federal borrowing, a respected think tank said in a report on Thursday. The Treasury might not have enou...
  • Debate over Trump's Mental Health Takes Off
    Trump_encouraged_alt-right_groups_to_be_more_violent 2017-08-24 19:15:37 UTC
    When Republican Sen. Bob Corker said last week that President Trump hasn't "been able to demonstrate the stability" needed for success and recommended he "move way beyond himself," it was news mostly because Corker has been one of Trump's key sup...
  • Odds of Government Shutdown Skyrocketing
    Usa-election-trump 2017-08-24 17:41:08 UTC
    (Vox.com) Despite failing to obtain funding from Mexico, Donald Trump still wants to build a wall along America’s southern border. Unfortunately for Trump, said fence costs billions of dollars and at present, no one is willing to give him the mone...
  • Trump Trys to Kill Bill Protecting Mueller
    Mueller's_inquiry_into_trump's_russia_ties_ramping_up 2017-08-25 00:54:42 UTC
    (Vox.com) Since Special Counsel Robert Mueller was appointed to head the Justice Department’s Russia investigation back in May, Washington has speculated about whether President Donald Trump will end up firing him. And according to a new report...
  • Trump's top aide tried to arrange a meeting with Putin in June 2016
    Trump's_top_aide_tried_to_arrange_a_meeting_with_putin_in_june_2016 2017-08-24 16:46:06 UTC
    WASHINGTON, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Congressional investigators have found another email from a top aide to President Donald Trump last year about an effort to arrange a meeting between campaign officials and Russian President Vladimir Putin, CNN repor...
  • 1 in 6 Americans say it's acceptable to hold neo-Nazi views: Poll
    Key_un_panel_warns_us_over_'alarming'_racism__as_it_did_with_iraq_and_burundi 2017-08-24 17:00:16 UTC
    1 in 6 Americans either support the alt-right or say it is acceptable to hold white supremacist or neo-Nazi views. according to a new poll. This subgroup splits evenly in approving and disapproving of Trump’s response to the protests — and appr...
  • A federal court judge throws out Trump-supported voter ID law in Texas
    A_federal_court_judge_throws_out_trump-supported_voter_id_law_in_texas 2017-08-24 05:42:55 UTC
    (Reuters) - A federal court judge on Wednesday threw out a Texas voter identification law that was supported by the Trump administration, but the state's attorney general said his office would appeal the ruling. The judge's ruling said changes ...
  • Police Disperse Protestors at Trump's Phoenix Rally
    Phoenix-trump-protestors 2017-08-23 16:06:32 UTC
    PHOENIX (Reuters) - Police fired pepper spray to disperse protesters outside a rally by U.S. President Donald Trump in Phoenix, Arizona, on Tuesday after being pelted with rocks and bottles, police said. Police have not given an estimate of the...
  • James Clapper Asks if Trump is 'looking for a way out'
    James-capper-nsa 2017-08-23 15:53:55 UTC
    Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper had strong words for President Donald Trump on Tuesday night, calling Trump's performance at a campaign rally in Arizona "downright scary and disturbing." "It's hard to know where to start,...
  • Trump's Real Worry is the Russia Investigation
    Mueller's_inquiry_into_trump's_russia_ties_ramping_up 2017-08-23 15:43:26 UTC
    The only thing Donald Trump is really worried about is the Russia investigation.Ever since the embarrassing failure of health care repeal, Trump and Mitch McConnell, our country’s two largest adult sons, have not been on speaking terms. It was pre...
  • Schumer Says Trump Wall Threat Will Lead to U.S. Government Shutdown
    Senator_charles_schumer 2017-08-23 15:30:20 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said on Wednesday that President Donald Trump's threat to shut down the government if he does not secure funding for a border wall with Mexico would lead to a shutdown that "nobody will...
  • Kurds Impossible Issue for Tillerson in Turkey
    Secretary_of_state_rex_tillerson_wants_montenegro_to_be_a_member_of_nato 2017-08-23 15:24:36 UTC
    ANKARA—(The Atlantic) Before Jim Mattis, the U.S. defense secretary, set off on a trip to strengthen ties with America’s allies in the Middle East and Europe, the Pentagon released a statement saying he would “look for ways to help Turkey address ...
  • McConnell and Trump Relationship Takes a Nosedive
    Mcconnell_doubts_if_trump_can_save_presidency 2017-08-23 03:26:04 UTC
    The Cold War between President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has iced over into a nuclear winter, the New York Times reported on Tuesday. The New York Times reported, citing more than a dozen unnamed sources bri...
  • Bannon's Breitbart Slams Trump's Afghanistan Strategy
    Steve_bannon__the_architect_of_a_new_america_who_is_guiding_trump's_agenda 2017-08-22 20:15:41 UTC
    (Vanity Fair, The Hive) Breitbart promised #war, and Monday night, after Donald Trump accepted the advice of the Joint Chiefs and committed the United States to an indefinite engagement in Afghanistan, it delivered. Within minutes of Trump leaving...
  • Trump Has No Afghanistan Policy
    Trump_threatens_military_intervention_in_venezuela 2017-08-22 23:18:12 UTC
    Donald Trump has no strategy for Afghanistan. Appearing at Fort Myer in Arlington, Virginia, on Monday evening, the president announced ... something. A strategy, allegedly, that will “win” our 16-year-old war in Afghanistan. Trump being Trump...
  • Charlottesville Witness Becomes Fake News Story
    Charlottesville-protests 2017-08-22 19:47:07 UTC
    Last Sunday evening, I received a worried call from my sister asking if I had spoken with my mother and father. I had spent the day doing interviews about the vehicle attack I witnessed the day before while protesting the Unite the Right rally i...
  • The toll of Tasers: Police use of stun guns
    The_toll_of_tasers-_police_use_of_stun_guns 2017-08-22 19:00:41 UTC
    Reuters finds more than 150 autopsy reports citing Tasers as a cause or contributor to US deaths. Many who die are among society’s vulnerable. ONTARIO, California – As her husband stalked around the back yard, upending chairs and screaming abou...
  • He Won!: US Is Moving Away From Its Anti-Assad Course
    Us_is_moving_away_from_its_anti-assad_course 2017-08-22 01:33:25 UTC
    The US is increasingly moving away from its anti-Assad course. And the winner is: Assad. The Syrian president appears increasingly confident, announcing that conditions will apply to countries wanting to rejig their relationship with Syria. ...
  • U.S. workers have low hopes for higher pay
    U.s._workers_have_low_hopes_for_higher_pay 2017-08-21 17:01:39 UTC
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. workers see little hope for higher paychecks, and while they are increasingly searching for new jobs, they expect fewer offers to fall into their laps, according to a Federal Reserve survey published on Monday. The fir...
  • A Solar Eclipse Reflective Of America's Dark Mood
    The_solar_eclipse_is_going_to_make_america__any_darker_than_it_already_is 2017-08-21 16:35:24 UTC
    Now America has a solar eclipse to match its dark mood. — The solar eclipse seems made to order for our current national mood. Darkness at midday? Just further proof of the gloomy times we’re living in. Pick up any newspaper and the evide...
  • Comedy legend Jerry Lewis dies aged 91
    Comedy_legend_jerry_lewis_dies_aged_91 2017-08-20 20:05:33 UTC
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jerry Lewis, the high prince of low-brow comedy on stage and in movies as well as a fund-raising powerhouse with his annual Labor Day telethon, died on Sunday of "natural causes" at the age of 91, his family said. "Famed...
  • Boston: Non-Violent March to Condemn White Nationalism
    Boston-_americans_march_peacefully_to_condemn_white_nationalism 2017-08-19 21:53:07 UTC
    BOSTON (Reuters) - Thousands of people in Boston protested a "Free Speech" rally featuring right-wing speakers on Saturday, with hundreds of police mobilized to prevent a recurrence of violence that left a woman dead at a Virginia white-supremacis...
  • Roman Polanski remained a fugitive from justice
    Roman_polanski_remained_a_fugitive_from_justice 2017-08-19 06:16:51 UTC
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Los Angeles judge on Friday rejected a request by the woman who was raped by director Roman Polanski 40 years ago to have the criminal case against him dismissed. Superior Court Judge Scott Gordon ruled that Polanski r...