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Don Lemon: This is an indicator of chaos in White House

CNN's Don Lemon says the firing of deputy national security adviser Mira Ricardel could be an indicator of chaos in the Trump administration.
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Don Lemon questions Melania's power in White House

CNN's Don Lemon says the firing of deputy national security adviser Mira Ricardel could be an indicator of chaos in the Trump administration.
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Don Lemon: It's a hot White House all right

CNN's Don Lemon says the firing of deputy national security adviser Mira Ricardel could be an indicator of chaos in the Trump administration.
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Theresa May's draft Brexit deal: what is it and what happens next?

The PM has thrashed out plan to withdraw from the EU and now has to convince her cabinet to back itFinally, more than two years after the UK voted to leave the European Union, after torturous negotiations, Theresa May has the draft of an agreement to withdraw from the EU to present to her cabinet, the parliament and the country. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Article 50, Brexit


Republican who lost US House race seeks to impound ballots

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico Republican who lost her bid for a U.S. House seat is seeking to impound absentee ballots in a key county that decided the race for the Democrat, according to court documents filed late Tuesday. In court documents filed in the 3rd Judicial District Court in southern New Mexico, […]
Tags: News, Ap, House, New Mexico, Albuquerque, US House, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, 3rd Judicial District Court


Who Goes, Who Stays? Uncertainty Hangs Over Trump’s Expected White House Shakeup

For all the talk of churn, Trump often expresses frustration with aides and then does not take action
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Melania Trump Says an Aide ‘No Longer Deserves the Honor of Serving in This White House’

There were conflicting reports on Tuesday on whether Mira Ricardel, a deputy national security adviser, had been fired.
Tags: News, White House, Melania Trump, Mira Ricardel


Expensive APEC summit sows division in host Papua New Guinea

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (AP) — After three decades of promoting free trade as a panacea to poverty, the APEC grouping of nations that includes the U.S. and China is holding its lavish annual leaders meeting in the country that can least afford it. Barely penetrated by roads and scarred by violence, Papua New […]
Tags: News, China, Apec, Papua New Guinea, PORT MORESBY Papua New Guinea, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics


Opinion: Melania's dangerous move

By all accounts, Mira Ricardel has not made a lot of friends in the Trump administration. A key member of national security adviser John Bolton's team, she was brought in in April to help him shake up the national security staff. In the past, she had butted heads with Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, and chief of staff John Kelly is reportedly not a fan, two former White House officials told the Washington Post.
Tags: News, White House, Defense, Stories, John Kelly, Trump, John Bolton, Melania, Jim Mattis, Mira Ricardel


Opinion: Melania Trump's dangerous move

By all accounts, Mira Ricardel has not made a lot of friends in the Trump administration. A key member of national security adviser John Bolton's team, she was brought in in April to help him shake up the national security staff. In the past, she had butted heads with Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, and chief of staff John Kelly is reportedly not a fan, two former White House officials told the Washington Post.
Tags: News, White House, Defense, Stories, John Kelly, Trump, Melania Trump, John Bolton, Jim Mattis, Mira Ricardel


Democrat Harder ousts California GOP US Rep. Denham

LOS ANGELES (AP) — First-time candidate Josh Harder defeated four-term Republican U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham Tuesday in California’s farm belt, giving Democrats their fourth pickup of a GOP House seat in California. Harder, 32, a venture capitalist, had anchored his campaign to Denham’s vote against the Affordable Care Act, while arguing that he would push […]
Tags: News, California, US, Los Angeles, Ap, GOP House, Denham, Republican U S Rep, Jeff Denham, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, Josh Harder


Villanueva now ahead of McDonnell in LA County Sheriff’s race by more than 22,000 votes

Retired Sheriff’s Lt. Alex Villanueva significantly expanded his lead against Sheriff Jim McDonnell by 22,192 votes based on the latest tallies released by the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder late Tuesday afternoon Nov. 13. Villanueva trailed McDonnell by 4,927 votes in immediate results following the election on Tuesday Nov. 6 then . The most recent tallies come from vote-by-mail and provisional ballots turned in on election day. For complete election results click here. “We are thrilled...
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Democrat Josh Harder wins U.S. House seat in California farm belt, defeats 4-term Republican Rep. Jeff Denham

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democrat Josh Harder wins U.S. House seat in California farm belt, defeats 4-term Republican Rep. Jeff Denham.
Tags: News, California, Los Angeles, Ap, House, Jeff Denham, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, Josh Harder


President Donald Trump Celebrates Diwali at the White House

Several administration officials gathered in the oval office while the President lit ceremonial Diya candles.
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Japan’s Shinzo Abe, US VP Mike Pence to visit Australia

SYDNEY (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Australia on Friday for talks on trade, investment, and the two countries’ reconciliation after World War II. Abe will meet Australian counterpart Scott Morrison in Darwin, becoming the first Japanese leader to visit the city since its bombing by Japanese forces in 1942. Morrison says […]
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First Lady Says an Aide ‘No Longer Deserves the Honor of Serving in This White House’

There were conflicting reports on Tuesday on whether Mira Ricardel, a deputy national security adviser, had been fired.
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Stung by election losses, House GOP weighs leadership choice

WASHINGTON (AP) — Frustration, finger-pointing and questions spilled over a closed-door meeting of House Republicans Tuesday night as lawmakers sorted through an election defeat that cost them the majority and began considering new leadership for their shrunken minority. Republicans complained about the unpopularity of the GOP tax law they blamed for losses in New York […]
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President Trump to announce support for criminal justice overhaul proposal

President Donald Trump is expected to throw his support behind bipartisan criminal justice legislation during an event at the White House on Wednesday, two sources close to the process said.
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Persona 5 “A Teen-Dating Game For Incels!”

Outrage has continued to flow forth from NeoGaf replacement ResetEra as a thread about Persona 5 has been acquiring attention due to it complaining that the adult-targeted game features teen-dating. Sure to have many confused as to why this criticism sprung up 2 years after the RPG’s launch, the creator of the forum thread opened […]
Tags: Games, Politics, Relationships, Dating, Anime, Persona, RPG


Escondido Mayor holds narrow lead for reelection

ESCONDIDO (KGTV) - In one of the closest races this election cycle in San Diego County, Escondido Mayor Sam Abed added nine votes to his narrow lead Tuesday. He now holds a 29-vote advantage over challenger Paul McNamara.Abed is seeking a third term as mayor, first winning in 2010. He was previously a councilman from 2004-2010.Political analyst John Dadian told 10News he did not anticipate the race being so close. "I did not see it coming, so I am suprised. Going into the last week of the campai...
Tags: News, California, White House, Duncan Hunter, Escondido, Abed, Sam Abed, John Dadian, Dadian, Ed Gallo, Registrar of Voters Michael Vu, San Diego County Escondido, Paul McNamara Abed, Trump Dadian


Midterms put Trump in a good position for 2020: Letters

Re “Are the midterms a big game-changer?” (Question of the Week, Nov. 6): I think that the midterm election results may be the start of the 2020 race. Trump may be in a good position if his party does well. — Richard Metzger, Porter Ranch No money was spent to pass propositions Re “The ups and downs of ballot measure votes” (Editorial, Nov. 11): Your editorial extols voters for rejecting Proposition 10, which would have allowed jurisdictions to impose rent controls on properties constructed afte...
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Trump nominates retired Gen. John Abizaid as US ambassador to Saudi Arabia

President Donald Trump will nominate retired Gen. John Abizaid, the former head of US Central Command, as the new American ambassador to Saudi Arabia, the White House announced Tuesday.
Tags: Saudi Arabia, White House, US, Cnn, Donald Trump, Trump, US Central Command, John Abizaid


Labour, Tory hard-Brexiters and DUP line up against May – as it happened

Ministers invited to read document at No 10 this evening ahead of crunch Wednesday cabinet meetingBrexit deal: Cabinet members called in to sign off May’s agreementBrexit, what next? - 6 key questions 1.34am GMT We’re going to close down the blog for the night, thanks for reading along and for your comments. We’ll be back when you wake up for another day of Politics Live. It’ll be a big day, get some rest and see you here in the morning! Related: Brexit: May tells her cabinet, this is the ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Law, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, John Bercow, Boris Johnson, Keir Starmer, Cabinet, Brexit, DUP, David Lidington


Lincoln museum backers seek money to keep Illinois artifacts

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Advocates for Abraham Lincoln’s museum pleaded with Illinois lawmakers Tuesday to use state funds to help keep a throng of historic artifacts in his hometown despite questions about whether one of the relics — a stovepipe hat — actually belonged to the 16th president. Lawmakers grilled Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation […]
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Ventura visits next Minnesota governor, and talks pot

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Jesse Ventura returned to his old workplace to advise Minnesota’s next governor on transition issues — and took the opportunity to talk up legalizing marijuana. Ventura said he was invited by Democratic Gov.-elect Tim Walz to a meeting Tuesday at the Capitol. Ventura went through a similar transition after his […]
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Trump picks retired general for ambassador to Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON (AP) — A retired four-star general is President Donald Trump’s pick to be U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia, filling a key diplomatic vacancy at a time when U.S.-Saudi relations are being tested by the slaying of a journalist critical of the Saudi royal family. Trump announced Tuesday that he is nominating John Abizaid, the […]
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CNN’s First Legal Threshold in Acosta Case: A Temporary Restraining Order

WASHINGTON — CNN’s lawsuit against the Trump administration will get its first major test on Wednesday, when a federal judge will hold a hearing on whether to grant a temporary restraining order to restore White House correspondent Jim Acosta’s hard pass. The hearing is scheduled in Washington before U.S. District Judge Timothy J. Kelly, a Trump […]
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CNN attorney: The White House cannot get away with this

One of the lead attorneys retained by CNN in the lawsuit against the Trump administration, Ted Olson, explains some of the details of the case to restore CNN correspondent Jim Acosta's press pass.
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Former Houston-area GOP chairman accused of stealing

DALLAS (AP) — A former Houston-area Republican Party chairman is accused of misapplying funds at his law firm and stealing from clients, according to court documents released Tuesday. The documents come a day after Jared Woodfill’s law office was raided by investigators with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. Authorities reported seizing more than 125 […]
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TPM Turns 18

I want to thank everyone for the great, touching, funny recollections about TPM’s first 18 years. TPM started 18 years ago with this post about the Florida recount. I was just on an editorial call and one of my colleagues pointed out that the post begins as though it is part of a continuing conversation, one in an on-going series of installments. “As if things couldn’t get any weirder, did you notice the name of the lawyer who made the Republicans’ unsuccessful arguments before that federal judg...
Tags: Florida, News, White House, Cnn, Josh Marshall, New Haven, Jim Acosta, Ted Olson, Editor’s Blog, Yale Law School This



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