Trump ditched cemetery visit to avoid causing Paris traffic jams, says Sanders

When rain grounded Marine One, the president didn’t hit the road because it would have disrupted traffic, says White HouseDonald Trump didn’t attend an event honouring US military dead because he didn’t want to disrupt the traffic in Paris, the White House said on Sunday, as the fallout for his no-show on Saturday continued.The US president had been scheduled to lay a wreath and observe a moment of silence at the Aisne-Marne American cemetery and memorial at Belleau, about 60 miles (100km) north...
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Spanish PM: 'If I was May, I would call a second referendum'

Pedro Sánchez said UK ‘self-absorption’ would harm both the country and EuropeSpain’s prime minister, Pedro Sánchez, has become the most significant European leader to call for a second vote on Brexit and lamented the UK’s decision to give into “self-absorption”.“If I was Theresa May, I would call a second referendum – no doubt,” Sánchez told Politico. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Spain, European Union, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Brexit, Sánchez, Pedro Sanchez, Europe Spain, Politico Continue

White House says Trump sat with Putin, Macron and Merkel at lunch, discussed key issues

President Donald Trump discussed several key issues with Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a lunch at Élysée Palace, according to White House press secretary Sarah Sanders.
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Sinema continues to pull away in slow Arizona Senate count

Democrat Kyrsten Sinema continues to gain ground in Arizona’s gradual Senate vote count. Sinema now leads Republican Martha McSally by more than 30,000 votes. Sunday’s totals included a batch from Maricopa County that Republicans hoped McSally could win. Instead, it added 2,200 to Sinema’s lead. About 200,000 votes remain uncounted. Arizona typically counts its votes […]
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Democrat Abrams files new suit in Georgia governor’s race

ATLANTA (AP) — Another lawsuit has been filed in Georgia’s unsettled race for governor. Democrat Stacey Abrams’ campaign went to federal court Sunday asking a judge to delay vote certifications by one day until Wednesday. It also asks a judge to require that officials count any votes that were rejected improperly. The suit points to […]
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The Only Bad Thing About Fox News' Silent Twitter Protest Is That It Will Eventually End

Imagine, if you will, a world without Fox News. That’s largely been the case on Twitter since Thursday, when many of the network’s official Twitter channels went silent.Read more...
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Michelle Obama on the bruising campaign to the White House: Part 3

The former first lady writes in "Becoming" that she will "never forgive" President Trump for challenging the legitimacy of her husband's birth certificate.
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From Michelle Obama's humble Chicago upbringing to the White House: Part 1

Ahead of her memoir, "Becoming," the former first lady takes ABC News' Robin Roberts back to the Chicago neighborhood where she learned the value of hard work.
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Hancock to tell summit of goal to revolutionise NHS with new tech

Health secretary to speak at GovTech summit in Paris and meet Emmanuel MacronThe health secretary, Matt Hancock, is to meet the French president, Emmanuel Macron, the Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau, and other world leaders at a summit on new technologies that could revolutionise health and social care.The minister will champion the UK’s genomics, life sciences and artificial intelligence programmes as he addresses the GovTech summit in Paris on Monday about how innovation can transform ...
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UK piles pressure on Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi killing

Jeremy Hunt will attempt to encourage Saudi authorities to cooperate with Turkish investigationThe UK foreign secretary is flying to Saudi Arabia on Monday to request that the Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, cooperates more fully with the Turkish investigation into the murder of the Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul more than a month ago.Jeremy Hunt will meet both King Salman and Prince Mohammed, the de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia and the man w...
Tags: Politics, UK, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, UK News, World news, Middle East and North Africa, United Arab Emirates, Jeremy Hunt, Istanbul, Mohammed, King Salman, Mohammed bin Salman, Salman, Khashoggi, Jamal Khashoggi

Mexico to work to stop migration by providing opportunity in lands people flee

President Donald Trump has been pushing Mexico to curtail migration. But Mexico’s incoming president has a different approach: to invest in impoverished areas of Central America and southern Mexico so people don’t feel forced to leave.
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President Trump Honors Fallen Soldiers in World War I Commemoration Speech

Trump hailed the end of 'one of the bloodiest conflicts in human history'
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Whitaker may have violated group’s tax-exempt status

WASHINGTON (AP) — Matthew G. Whitaker, the nation’s new acting attorney general, repeatedly chided presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in public statements during 2016 while he was speaking for a group that is barred by its tax-exempt status from supporting or opposing political candidates during a campaign. Before coming to the Justice Department in 2017, Whitaker […]
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Theresa May: UK open to 'different' Russia relationship

The prime minister will use Lord Mayor’s banquet speech to outline desire for increased cooperation with MoscowTheresa May will say the United Kingdom is open to a “different” kind of relationship with Russia following a year of deteriorating relations between the two countries.The Novichok poisonings of double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, by Russian intelligence agents in Salisbury and a series of cyber-attacks allegedly directed by the Kremlin have strained ties between the UK...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Russia, UK News, World news, Theresa May, United Kingdom, Kremlin, Salisbury, Yulia, Sergei Skripal, Novichok poisonings

Mississippi senator praises man with ‘public hanging’ remark

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A newly published video shows a white Republican U.S. senator in Mississippi praising someone by saying: “If he invited me to a public hanging, I’d be on the front row.” Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith said Sunday her Nov. 2 remark was “exaggerated expression of regard” for someone who invited her to speak […]
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Trump discussed Khashoggi response with Turkey's Erdogan: White House official

The conversation took place during a Saturday dinner with heads of state and government gathered in Paris to mark the World War One Armistice centenary. Khashoggi, a critic of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was killed at the kingdom's Istanbul consulate by a team sent from Riyadh. Saudi authorities have acknowledged that the killing was premeditated, but his body has not been found.
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How about a few clemency grants, Prez Trump, to really honor vets in need on Veterans Day?

Five years ago in this post, I noted that on Veterans Day I often find myself thinking about veterans who, after serving our country in the military and thereby supporting of our nation's commitment to liberty and freedom, return home and discover the hard way that these constitutional values are not always paramount in our modern criminal justice systems.  This 2015 report on "Veterans in Prison and Jail, 2011–12" found that in "2011–12, an estimated 181,500 veterans (8% of all inmates in state...
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Schumer: Dems set to push Mueller shield bill over Whitaker

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stepping up Democratic efforts to shield the Russia investigation, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Sunday he would seek to tie a measure protecting special counsel Robert Mueller to must-pass legislation if acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker does not recuse himself from oversight of the probe. Schumer pointed to Whitaker’s “history of […]
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Listen: ‘The Front Runner’ Shows How Personal Scandal Started to Pervade Political Coverage

WASHINGTON — When Gary Hart, beset with media coverage of his relationship to Donna Rice, dropped out of the 1987 presidential race, he said, “I tremble for my country when I think we may, in fact, get the kind of leaders we deserved.” Jason Reitman’s new movie “The Front Runner” is a fly-on-the-wall look at […]
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Trump Claims He Doesn’t Know Matt Whitaker. That's Not What Kellyanne Conway Says.

Top White House adviser Kellyanne Conway on Sunday said President Donald Trump
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Miriam Adelson, Wife Of GOP Megadonor Sheldon, Will Receive Medal Of Freedom

Miriam Adelson — the doctor, philanthropist, political donor to conservative causes and wife of GOP megadonor Sheldon Adelson — will be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom alongside six others including the late baseball legend Babe Ruth and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), the White House announced Saturday. Miriam and Sheldon Adelson together gave more than $100 million to Republican candidates and organizations during the 2016 election cycle and tens of millions more during the 2018 cycle, le...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, White House, Gop, Sheldon Adelson, Donald Trump, Antonin Scalia, Miriam Adelson, Babe Ruth, Miriam, Presidential Medal of Freedom, Sen Orrin Hatch R UT, Ruth Hatch, Matt Shuham, Miriam Aldeson, Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan Page

Fox News Host: Jim Acosta Is Acting Like ‘The Rosa Parks Of The Press Corps’

The White House has since admitted a video it shared of an incident with Acosta was altered.
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Fox News Host Says Jim Acosta Acting Like ‘The Rosa Parks Of The Press Corps’

The White House has since admitted a video it shared of an incident with Acosta was altered.
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New York Times: White House balances a complicated dynamic between Melania and Ivanka Trump

White House aides face a complicated dynamic in managing the activities of the first lady and first daughter, The New York Times reported Sunday.
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Senior ruling party suffers losses in Slovak local elections

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Independent candidates won the most seats in Slovakia’s local elections, while the senior ruling party of former populist Prime Minister Robert Fico suffered losses. It was the first election since massive anti-government protests triggered by the slaying of an investigative journalist forced the collapse of Fico’s government. The same three coalition […]
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Brexit: Theresa May's plan under siege from across Tory party

PM under pressure as leading Brexiters and Tory remainers voice disdain for proposalsTheresa May’s attempts to get her Brexit deal through cabinet this week are facing another hurdle after the leading Conservative Brexiter Andrea Leadsom said she was “sticking in government” to make sure the UK did not end up trapped in a customs arrangement.The Commons leader’s remarks follow suggestions that about 10 cabinet ministers are opposed to the prime minister’s idea for an independent exit mechanism t...
Tags: Politics, UK, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Brexit, Andrea Leadsom, Damian Hinds, Democratic Unionist party (DUP, Brexiter Andrea Leadsom

NYT: White House balances a complicated dynamic between Melania and Ivanka Trump

White House aides face a complicated dynamic in managing the activities of the first lady and first daughter, The New York Times reported Sunday.
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Florida, Georgia testing strength of new Dem coalition

NEW YORK (AP) — For much of the country, the 2018 midterm season is over. But unresolved races for governor in Georgia and Florida are raising major strategic questions for Democrats as they turn their attention to the upcoming battle for the White House. As in other states, Democrats in Florida and Georgia drew record […]
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'Get ready for two years of investigations and attacks on the White House:' Readers sound off

From immigration to alcoholism to midterm elections results, our readers sound off on recent headlines.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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The Guardian view on Yemen’s misery: the west is complicit | Editorial

The suffering grows and no end is in sight. This is turning out to be our crime tooThe suffering of civilians in Yemen is not only the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. It is a crime. Nobel peace laureate Tawakkol Karman says her country is being “systematically destroyed”. Half of the country’s 22 million inhabitants are on the brink of starvation; 1.8 million children are severely malnourished. For many it is already too late. The United Nations predicts this could become the worst famine for...
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