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Barack Obama surprise guest at Michelle Obama’s book show

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama practically brought the house down at Michelle Obama’s book show in Washington. The former first lady is currently touring the country promoting her memoir, “Becoming,” and participated in a conversation Saturday night moderated by her longtime friend and former Obama White House adviser Valerie Jarrett. When the conversation […]
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House win part of major realignment in Southern California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democrat Gil Cisneros captured a Republican-held U.S. House seat in Southern California on Saturday, capping a Democratic rout in which the party picked up six congressional seats in the state. In what had been the last undecided House contest in California, Cisneros beat Republican Young Kim for the state’s 39th District […]
Tags: News, California, Los Angeles, Ap, House, Kim, Southern California, U S House, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, Cisneros, Gil Cisneros


Fierce elections emphasize flaws in voting process

Nearly two decades after voting problems in a handful of Florida counties paralyzed the nation, the United States’ election grid this month remained a crazy patchwork of inconveniences, confusion and errors, both human-made and mechanical.
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Democrat Cisneros nabs GOP House seat in Southern California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democrat Gil Cisneros has captured a Republican-held U.S. House seat in Southern California, capping a Democratic rout in which the party picked up six state congressional seats. Cisneros had been in a tight battle with Republican Young Kim for the seat held by retiring Republican Rep. Ed Royce. The 47-year-old Navy […]
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Going after Trump by attacking the King

Hating on Donald Trump is a full-time endeavor for many in politics and the media, especially the media. His critics condemn him when he screws up, which is often, and when he does good things, too. The most committed Trump-haters excoriate him for actions they’d previously demanded from him – or wanted his predecessors to take. For decades, liberal activists have hoped, for example, that Jack Johnson, the early 20th century heavyweight champion of the world, would be pardoned for his conviction...
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Democrat Gil Cisneros defeats Republican Young Kim in Southern California House district; flips seat for Democrats

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Gil Cisneros defeats Republican Young Kim in Southern California House district; flips seat for Democrats.
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Some wave flags to welcome Trump, others too busy packing

By SUDHIN THANAWALA | Associated Press PARADISE, Calif. — Some who fled a Northern California town leveled by the deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century waved American flags to welcome President Donald Trump, who walked among the scorched ruins Saturday, but others said they were focused on packing up what little they had left and getting to their next temporary home. California’s outgoing and incoming governors joined Trump as he surveyed the devastation in the town of Paradise, population 27,000...
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Democrat Andrew Gillum concedes Florida governor's race

Candidate congratulates Republican opponent in campaign that went to the wireTallahassee mayor, Andrew Gillum, has officially conceded the Florida governor’s race as a recount of ballots from the US midterm elections neared its end.“This has been the journey of our lives. We’ve been so honored by the support that we’ve received,” Gillum said in a video statement. “We know that this fight continues, in spite of the outcome of this election.” Continue reading...
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Andrew Gillum concedes Florida governor's election

Democrat congratulates Republican Ron DeSantis in campaign that went to the wireTallahassee mayor, Andrew Gillum, has officially conceded the Florida governor’s race as a recount of ballots from the US midterm elections neared its end.“This has been the journey of our lives. We’ve been so honored by the support that we’ve received,” Gillum said in a video statement. “We know that this fight continues, in spite of the outcome of this election.” Continue reading...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Republicans, US, World news, US news, Democrats, Ron DeSantis, Gillum, Andrew Gillum, US midterms 2018


Governor: Official who said whites are ‘master race’ must go

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer has called on a white county official to resign after the official said at a public meeting that he belongs to “the master race.” Leavenworth County Commissioner Louis Klemp cited the master race — the Nazi ideology of Aryan supremacy — at a board meeting Tuesday while […]
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Trump Says Extraditing Turkish Cleric Fethullah Gulen Is 'Not Under Consideration'

News outlets had reported that the White House was looking to placate Turkey to ease pressure on the Saudis, after journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.(Image credit: Tatyana Zenkovich/AP)
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Democrat Andrew Gillum officially ends bid for Florida governor, congratulates Republican Ron DeSantis

TALLAHASEE, Fla. (AP) — Democrat Andrew Gillum officially ends bid for Florida governor, congratulates Republican Ron DeSantis .
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Trump Says He’ll Work With California to Aid Wildfire Relief

President Donald Trump on Saturday toured the wreckage of the Camp fire in Butte County, Calif. and said he’ll work with the state to recover from the catastrophe and help prevent future wildfires. The Los Angeles Times reported that Trump viewed the remains of the town of Paradise, population 27,000, which was completely destroyed in […]
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How the President’s Communication Style Is Like That of an Abusive Parent

Abuse is defined as, “the improper usage or treatment of an entity, often to unfairly or improperly gain benefit. Abuse can come in many forms, such as: physical or verbal maltreatment, injury, assault, violation, rape, unjust practices, crimes, or other types of aggression.”1 The more I hear the president speak, the more he presents as an abusive parent, with name-calling, threats and bullying hurled at those who disagree with his policies and public persona. The intention is to control through...
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Trump tours Camp Fire devastation in CA

(KGTV) — President Donald Trump Saturday toured the destruction left behind by one of California's deadliest wildfires ever.The visit comes as the Camp Fire's death toll increased Friday, with authorities announcing 71 people have been killed and 1,011 people remain missing — though not everyone is believed to be missing.The Camp Fire ignited Nov. 8 and chewed through Northern California, virtually decimating the town of Paradise and ravaging nearby communities.RELATED: President Trump...
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Brussels tells Theresa May - delaying Brexit will cost UK £10bn

EU says longer transition would lead to a bigger bill as PM prepares for critical weekTheresa May’s hopes of securing her Brexit deal were dealt a new blow on Saturday night as the EU warned the UK would have to pay about £10bn more to Brussels to win extra time for a smooth exit.Ahead of what Downing Street said was a “critical” week for the prime minister, cabinet ministers also piled on the pressure by publicly insisting that she change the proposals. Pro-Brexit cabinet minister Andrea Leadso...
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Trump to meet today with Thousand Oaks mayor, Ventura County sheriff

President Donald Trump is expected to arrive in Southern California Saturday afternoon to meet with the mayor of Thousand Oaks, where tragedy recently struck twice, first with a mass shooting and then with wildfires. Thousand Oaks Mayor Andrew Fox said he and Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean were invited to meet with Trump on Saturday, Nov. 17 after the president tours Northern California and meets with state and local leaders there. But as of late Saturday morning, Fox said he had no details. ...
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Greece: Police, anarchists mark 1973 uprising with clashes

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek police say clashes have broken out between police and anarchists in Athens and Thessaloniki on the anniversary of a 1973 student uprising against the military regime that ruled Greece. Police said a group of about 300 in the capital erected barricades and threw firebombs and rocks at officers, who responded […]
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Trump administration makes it easier for employers to dodge birth-control mandate

Women who are unable to obtain health insurance coverage for contraceptives through their employers could seek assistance at family planning clinics, the administration says.)
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‘It doesn’t make sense’: Europe puzzled by UK Brexit meltdown

Some commentators heaped praise on the PM but in the bars and cafes, ordinary citizens were just bewilderedAs Britain went into Brexit meltdown, French friends made the kind of comment usually reserved for the recently bereaved. “So sorry,” they said sympathetically. “Have you, you know … applied for French nationality?”.French TV presenters asked the same question – with a hint of glee – to British journalists invited to their studios to comment on Brexit. French officials report that applicati...
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‘This would be a very good time to do a shutdown,’ Trump says

The president has asked lawmakers for $5 billion for new wall construction in fiscal 2019, but Democrats oppose the project and a bipartisan Senate compromise earlier this year included just $1.6 billion for it.
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In Mississippi, GOP concern rises over U.S. Senate runoff

For Republicans, the Nov. 27 Mississippi runoff is a chance for a slight expansion of their majority in the Senate, their one bright spot in this year's midterm elections.
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Trump Talks To CIA, State Leaders Amid Reports MBS Ordered Khashoggi Killing

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump spoke on Saturday with his CIA chief and top diplomat about the spy agency’s assessment of the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. American intelligence agencies have concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing, according to a U.S. official. The Saudi government has denied that claim. Trump called CIA Director Gina Haspel and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from Air Force One as he flew to California to view wildfire dam...
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Op-Ed Columnist: Too Rich to Jail

Did Donald Trump capitalize on Barack Obama’s failure to whack bankers?
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France demands UK climate pledge in return for Brexit trade deal

President Macron and other member states fear Britain could gain advantage over them by undercutting EU environment lawsFrance is pushing the UK to incorporate future European climate change directives into law automatically in return for an ambitious trade deal with the EU.A large number of member states fear that the UK could enjoy an economic advantage after Brexit if it were able to diverge from European laws and regulations, and they want to use their leverage now to force a commitment from...
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In defeat, Abrams casts aside traditional expectations

ATLANTA (AP) — Stacey Abrams broke the rules of politics until the very end. The Georgia Democrat who came about 60,000 votes shy of becoming America’s first black woman governor refused to follow the traditional script for defeated politicians who offer gracious congratulations to their victorious competitor and gently exit the stage. Instead, Abrams ended […]
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Trump takes helicopter tour of scorched Northern California landscape; Thousand Oaks visit expected

By JONATHAN LEMIRE | Associated Press BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — President Donald Trump took a helicopter tour Saturday over the Northern California landscape scorched by a killer wildfire. A full cover of haze and the smell of smoke greeted the president upon his arrival at an Air Force base, as did the governor and his successor. Trump planned to hear from those leaders about the dire situation and talk with first responders, and later was expected to travel several hundred miles south to ...
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Trump jumps in to offer aid to Democrat Pelosi’s speaker bid

By LISA MASCARO and KEVIN FREKING | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Democrats won the majority. Now they just need a speaker of the House. The standoff over Nancy Pelosi’s bid to regain the gavel intensified as Democrats left Washington for the Thanksgiving break in what has turned out to be an unsettling finish to an otherwise triumphant week that saw them welcome a historic class of newcomers to Capitol Hill and prepare to take control from Republicans. President Donald Trump is jumping in to of...
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Killer wildfire, bar shooting draw Trump to California

WASHINGTON (AP) — The killer wildfire in Northern California and the recent country-music bar shooting hundreds of miles south are drawing President Donald Trump to the state on Saturday. He’s expected to tour the scorched areas, talk with state leaders and first responders and visit with gunfire victims and their families. The president left Washington […]
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