Democrats work to energize African Americans in Mississippi Senate runoff

African Americans make up a larger share of the electorate in Mississippi than they do in any other state, and in recent days Mike Espy and groups backing him have flooded the state with volunteers, radio ads and social- media posts.
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Melania Trump’s Terrifying Christmas Decorations

Look at my trees, they are soaked in sweet blood. This year at the White House, it’s gonna be a Red Christmas if Melania Trump has anything to say about it. [Author: Tamara Yajia]
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From an era of hope to an era of hate

On Election Night in 2008, Americans gathered in Grant Park, Chicago. They cried tears of joy knowing Barack Obama would become the first black president.
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In 2008, there was hope. In 2018, there is hurt.

On Election Night in 2008, Americans gathered in Grant Park, Chicago. They cried tears of joy knowing Barack Obama would become the first black president.
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Obama's victory lifted millions of Americans. But for white supremacists, he lit a powder keg that was exacerbated by Trump's victory.

On Election Night in 2008, Americans gathered in Grant Park, Chicago. They cried tears of joy knowing Barack Obama would become the first black president.
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Democrat edges ahead in California US House contest

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democrat T.J. Cox has edged ahead of Republican U.S. Rep. David Valadao in California’s Central Valley, where votes continue to be counted. Cox trailed since election night but pulled ahead by 438 votes Monday, according to new tallies in the 21st Congressional District. The Associated Press had declared Valadao the winner […]
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FIRST STEP Act, already compromised to cater to tough-on-crime crowd, may be watered down further for Senate vote

The Washington Post is reporting in this new article, headlined "Senate Republicans mull changes to controversial criminal justice bill," that there is talk of further gutting the few sentencing reform provisions in the latest version of the FIRST STEP Act and creating still further prison reform carve outs.  Here are the details: Senate Republicans are actively discussing changes to a controversial overhaul of the criminal justice system in a bid to win more GOP support that could nonetheless ...
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Democratic presidential prospect Bloomberg heading to Iowa

NEW YORK (AP) — Billionaire presidential prospect Michael Bloomberg is heading to Iowa. The former New York City mayor, who formally registered as a Democrat last month, is scheduled to appear in Iowa’s capital city at a Dec. 4 screening of a film on climate change, according to senior adviser Howard Wolfson. Iowa traditionally hosts […]
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Mueller: Ex-Trump campaign chair lied, broke plea agreement

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller is accusing former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort of lying to federal investigators in the Russia probe in breach of his plea agreement, an extraordinary allegation that could expose Manafort to a lengthier prison sentence — and potentially more criminal charges. The torpedoing of Manafort’s plea deal, disclosed […]
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Recount sought in 1st ranked balloting in congressional race

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin requested a recount Monday in a historic election that his Democratic opponent Jared Golden won thanks to ranked balloting, setting up a lengthy hand count of ballots. Election officials anticipate the recount will take about a month, causing a race to ensure the process is completed […]
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Trump dismisses climate change study by his own government: 'I don't believe it'

Donald Trump has dismissed a damning climate change study produced by his own government, simply telling reporters, "I don't believe it." The U.S. president rejected the findings of the report, which was produced by over 300 prominent climate scientists and 13 federal agencies and departments. SEE ALSO: Stephen Colbert doesn't think much of Trump's 'natural instinct for science' The Congress-commissioned report, of which Trump told reporters, "I've read some of it,"...
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Former Donald Trump aides see president's 'enemies' within the White House

Two longtime allies of President Donald Trump are dishing in a new book on who they view as the president’s enemies inside his administration.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Paul Manafort Breached Plea Deal by Lying to Mueller’s Team, Prosecutors Say

WASHINGTON — Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, lied to investigators “on a variety of subject matters” and has breached his plea agreement, special counsel Robert Mueller’s office said in a court filing on Monday. Mueller’s team indicated that they would go into more detail about the nature of his “crimes and lies” […]
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Mueller says Manafort violated his plea deal by lying to investigators

Breaking News: Robert Mueller says former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort violated his plea deal by lying to investigators. Paul Manafort and Donald Trump thinking they're going to outmaneuver Robert Mueller: pic.twitter.com/HhSZjntb3c — Rex Huppke (@RexHuppke) November 27, 2018 Federal investigators wrote in a court filing [which you can read here in PDF] that Manafort’s “crimes and lies” during a series of interviews with prosecutors working for FBI and special counsel Robert M...
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FEMA contractors charged steep markups on Puerto Rico repairs

Extravagant markups, overhead and multiple levels of middlemen have helped lead to huge costs in the FEMA-financed repair program. Known as Tu Hogar Renace — Your Home Reborn — the program is spending $1.2 billion in Puerto Rico to repair up to 120,000 homes.
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Trump strongly defends use of tear gas on caravan migrants

SAN DIEGO (AP) — President Donald Trump is strongly defending the U.S. use of tear gas at the Mexican border to repel a crowd of migrants that included angry rock-throwers but also barefoot, crying children. Critics denounced the border agents’ action as overkill, but Trump kept to a hard line. “They were being rushed by […]
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AP Top Stories November 26 P

Here are the top stories for Monday, November 26th: Trump rejects climate report conclusion; GM to layoff nearly 15,000 in the U.S. and Canada; NASA spacecraft lands on Mars; White House shows off holiday decorations.            [Author: AP]
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Google Wants a Refund for Its $5,000 Donation to That Senator Who Sure Seems Super Racist

Tech giant Google is on the long list of firms caught donating to a Mississippi senator who has praised the Confederacy, expressed excitement at the prospect of attending a public hanging, and has been called a white supremacist. It seems the company has now, at its own sluggish pace, gone to the trouble of asking if…Read more...
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Woman tells of torture, beatings in Chinese detention camp

WASHINGTON (AP) — A woman says she was beaten and tortured at one of the internment camps where the Chinese government has detained members of a persecuted ethnic group. Twenty-nine-year-old Mihrigul Tursun says she was electrocuted and forced to take unknown drugs at a camp for people from the Muslim Uighur (WEE’-guhr) minority. She says […]
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Melania Trump skips unveiling of White House holiday decorations to news media

For her second White House Christmas reveal, the first lady decided not to appear in person to unveil the work of staff and volunteers, a gig first ladies since at least as far back as Nancy Reagan made a part of their official duties.
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Trump, CBP Defend Using Tear Gas on Asylum Seekers at Border

President Trump and the head of Customs and Border Protection on Monday defended the administration’s use of tear gas on migrants attempting to rush the southern border the previous day. The border patrol agents “had to use” tear gas on the asylum seekers in Tijuana who tried to jump the fences near near the San Ysidro checkpoint after authorities closed it, the president said. “They had to use [it] because they were being rushed by some very tough people,” Trump told reporters at the White Ho...
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Prosecutors: Ex-Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort violated plea agreement, lied to investigators in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prosecutors: Ex-Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort violated plea agreement, lied to investigators in Russia probe.
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How an era of hope ushered in an era of hate

On Election Night in 2008, Americans gathered in Grant Park, Chicago. They cried tears of joy knowing Barack Obama would become the first black president.
Tags: News, Barack Obama, Stories, Grant Park Chicago

Trump proposes ‘worldwide network’ to counter CNN overseas

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump is raising the possibility of starting “our own Worldwide Network” to counter news spread internationally by CNN. Trump said via Twitter on Monday that CNN “has a powerful voice portraying the United States in an unfair and false way. Something has to be done.” It wasn’t immediately clear […]
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Report: Google quietly asks for donation back from GOP politician accused of racist remark

Google is reportedly rescinding a $5,000 donation to US senator Cindy Hyde-Smith over controversial remarks the Mississippi politician recently made. But, apparently, the company is trying to keep it under wraps. Wishy-washy is definitely in this year. In leaked emails obtained by investigative news source Popular Information, it appears Google has officially requested the campaign offices of Hyde-Smith return the company’s $5,000 donation. According to the report, an email sent by someone at th...
Tags: Google, Startups, Politics, Mississippi, US, Gop, United States, Insider, Cindy Hyde Smith, Hyde Smith, Popular Information

WH chefs make National Mall in gingerbread

WASHINGTON (AP) — The traditional White House gingerbread house isn't exactly a house this year. It's a massive, sugary replica of the entire National Mall.The pastry creation — featured at Monday's unveiling of the White House holiday decorations — required 225 pounds of dough, 25 pounds of chocolate and 20 pounds of white icing. It includes replicas of the Capitol, the Lincoln and Jefferson memorials, the Washington Monument and the White House, complete with tiny green wreaths wit...
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The White House unveils its Christmas decorations

First Lady Melania Trump designed them around a the theme of "American Treasures".
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White House Pastry Chefs Make National Mall in Gingerbread

The traditional White House gingerbread house isn't exactly a house this year.
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APNewsBreak: Watchdog clears Zinke in Utah monument probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — An internal watchdog has cleared Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke of wrongdoing following a complaint that he redrew the boundaries of a national monument in Utah to benefit a former state lawmaker and political ally. The Interior Department’s office of inspector general says it found no evidence that Zinke gave former state Rep. […]
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