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The White House is unsure about Trump's idea of a separate Space Force

The White House does not appear to be certain on how it will implement Space Force. White House officials were reportedly still mulling the possibility of Space Force operating under the wings of the Air Force. President Donald Trump touted the Space Force as an independent military branch in numerous statements and campaign speeches. The White House does not appear to be certain on how it will implement Space Force, President Donald Trump's highly anticipated sixth branch of the military, an...
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US Government “Investigating” Loot Boxes As Kiddie Gambling

The American Federal Trade Commission have agreed to investigate the phenomenon of loot boxes, after a request from the US Senate. Federal Trade Commission chairman Joe Simons has agreed to a request to investigate loot boxes, which many have described as a form of unregulated gambling aimed at children. According to Senator Maggie Hassan: Loot […]
Tags: Games, Politics, Usa, Crime, Law, Gambling, US, Anime, Maggie Hassan, Loot Boxes, Joe Simons, American Federal Trade Commission, US Senate Federal Trade Commission


White House Economic Adviser Says Trump Open To Trade Deal With China

Three days before a U.S.-China summit, the top U.S. trade official is blasting Beijing for imposing “egregious” taxes on American-made cars.
Tags: Science, White House, China, Beijing


Political Memo: From Obama and Baker, a Lament for a Lost Consensus

Former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State James A. Baker III call for bipartisanship in a partisan era.
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LA cannabis commission set to meet Thursday, with focus on San Fernando Valley enforcement issues

The newly formed Los Angeles Cannabis Regulation Commission will meet on Thursday to consider and recommend strategies for enforcement against unlicensed commercial cannabis activity and to consider appeals from dispensaries and marijuana businesses in Valley Village, Canoga Park and Sherman Oaks. Since January, new state laws require all cannabis businesses to acquire a state and city license. But fees and taxes add costs to their operations. RELATED STORY: Marijuana generating more in tax reve...
Tags: Politics, News, La, Marijuana, Los Angeles, Sport, Cannabis, Soccer, Local News, Los Angeles City, San Fernando Valley, Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles Daily News, Mike Feuer, Top Stories LADN, Los Angeles Cannabis Regulation Commission


In 2008, there was hope. In 2018, there is hurt. This is America's state 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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'Project Hysteria': How the papers covered Mark Carney's Brexit forecast

The Bank of England governor painted a bleak economic picture, especially in the case of a no-deal BrexitThe warning from the Bank of England governor Mark Carney about the economic impact of a no-deal Brexit is all over Thursday’s front pages, with papers showing their Brexit colours in their reporting of the news.The pro-Brexit papers have responded by condemning the governor’s intervention in the subject, led by the Daily Telegraph, with: “Carney unleashes ‘Project Hysteria’”. Continue readin...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, Bank Of England, Mark Carney, European Union, UK News, Foreign Policy, Carney, Daily Telegraph, Brexit


Illinois House expunges lawmaker’s tainted water threat

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois House took the rare step Wednesday of erasing from its record a Democratic legislator’s remark suggesting she’d like to infect the water supply of a GOP colleague’s loved ones with “a broth of Legionella.” Rep. Stephanie Kifowit apologized for the indelicate comment she made about Lombard Republican Peter Breen […]
Tags: News, Ap, Gop, Democratic, Illinois House, Peter Breen, Springfield Ill, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, Stephanie Kifowit


New PAC hopes to draft Beto O'Rourke for 2020 run

Some New England Democrats think Beto O'Rourke is Democrats' best chance at winning the White House in 2020, and they're making it official.
Tags: White House, Cnn, Beto O Rourke, New England Democrats


‘Egregious’: U.S. Slams China’s Tariffs on American Automobiles Ahead of Argentina Summit

Separately, Trump hinted that he's looking into imposing tariffs on auto imports
Tags: News, White House, China, Uncategorized, Argentina, Automobiles, Trump, Onetime


Panel rules against proposed South Bend abortion clinic

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A group that wants to open an abortion clinic in South Bend was dealt a setback Wednesday after an Indiana health department panel ruling that the agency acted properly when it denied the nonprofit a license. “We’re obviously disappointed and it’s really indicative of the unfair licensing process that we’ve had to […]
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U.S. senators ask White House to probe ZTE work in Venezuela

Two U.S. senators on Wednesday asked the Trump administration to investigate whether Chinese telecommunications company ZTE Corp violated U.S. sanctions by helping Venezuela set up a database that monitors the behaviour of its citizens.
Tags: Money, White House, businessNews, Venezuela, Trump, ZTE Corp


Trump Threatens To Declassify Sensitive Russia Probe Docs If Dems Investigate Him

President Trump explained to the New York Post Wednesday that his decision to walk back plans to declassify sensitive Russia-probe related investigation documents was at least in part based on a calculation that he could use the documents as leverage against Democrats seeking to investigate him. “I think that would help my campaign. If they want to play tough, I will do it. They will see how devastating those pages are,” Trump told the Post, referring to applications for surveillance warrants...
Tags: Post, New York Post, News, White House, Russia, Justice Department, Trump, Tierney Sneed, Robert Mueller, Post Trump, Emmet Flood, Muckraker


Senate Advances Yemen Bill In Rebuke To Trump After Veto Threat

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defying President Donald Trump, senators sent a strong signal Wednesday they want to punish Saudi Arabia for its role in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. By a bipartisan 63-37, the Senate voted to move forward with legislation calling for an end to U.S. involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen. The vote was a rebuke not only to Saudi Arabia but also to Trump’s administration, which has made clear it does not want to torpedo the longstanding U.S. relationship with Ri...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Saudi Arabia, Senate, White House, Turkey, Ap, United States, Middle East, Mitch McConnell, Capitol Hill, Cia, Yemen, Donald Trump


GOP cancels votes on judges amid standoff over Mueller bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Judiciary Committee has canceled a Thursday vote on more than 20 federal judge nominations amid a standoff between Republican Sen. Jeff Flake and GOP leaders over legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller. The Arizona senator, who is retiring from Congress, is a frequent critic of President Donald Trump. Flake […]
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Senate votes to end Saudi support in Yemen over Jamal Khashoggi murder 

The US Senate voted on Wednesday to end their support for Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen, defying President Donald Trump to act in response to the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The Senators agreed by a vote of 63-37 to allow debate to proceed on the resolution, after Mike Pompeo, the secretary of state, and Jim Mattis, defence secretary, failed to sway undecided senators to continue the military support for the war coalition. Senior senators from both parties rebuffed the Trump adminis...
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Trent Reznor Told Senator Ted Cruz To "Fuck Off" For Asking For Guest List To NINE INCH NAILS Show

Who knew Ted Cruz was a Nine Inch Nails fan? The post Trent Reznor Told Senator Ted Cruz To "Fuck Off" For Asking For Guest List To NINE INCH NAILS Show appeared first on Metal Injection.
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US calls China’s tariffs on American autos ‘egregious’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three days before a U.S.-China summit, the top U.S. trade official is blasting Beijing for imposing “egregious” taxes on American-made cars. In a statement Wednesday, U.S. Trade Rep. Robert Lighthizer complained that China slaps 40 percent tariffs on U.S. auto imports — more than the 15 percent tariffs it imposes on other […]
Tags: Business, News, Washington, China, US, Ap, Beijing, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, Robert Lighthizer, U S Trade Rep


Incoming White House counsel expected to report to work next week

The incoming White House counsel, Pat Cipollone, is expected to report to work at the White House sometime next week, two sources familiar with the matter tell CNN.
Tags: White House, Cnn, Incoming White House, Pat Cipollone


Papadopoulos allegedly told confidant in 2016 he was pursuing Russia deal that would help Trump: Report

The disgraced former foreign policy advisor to the Trump campaign was boasting about a Russia business deal after the election, a newly unearthed letter reveals. “George Papadopoulos allegedly told a confidant in 2016 that he was pursuing a business deal in Russia that would result 'in large financial gains' for him and Trump,” reports The Atlantic's rockstar reporter Natasha Bertrand. The House Intel Committee and FBI are now investigating. Excerpt: George Papadopoulos, a Trump campaign adv...
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Democrat Cox claims victory over California GOP Rep. Valadao

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democrat T.J. Cox claimed victory Wednesday over Republican U.S. Rep. David Valadao after an updated vote count increased his lead in a California farm-belt district. Cox, who trailed in the vote tally until Monday, increased his lead to 506 votes after updated numbers were released by Kings and Tulare counties. Votes […]
Tags: News, California, Los Angeles, Ap, Cox, Tulare, David Valadao, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, T J Cox, Democrat Cox, GOP Rep Valadao


Woman accused of being Russian spy could be near a plea deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — A woman accused of being a secret agent for the Russian government appears to be coming closer to a plea deal with U.S. prosecutors or other resolution of her criminal case, according to court documents filed Wednesday. Lawyers for Maria Butina and federal prosecutors wrote in the joint court filing that they […]
Tags: News, Washington, Ap, Nation & World Politics, Maria Butina


Possible resolution appears near in Russian agent case

WASHINGTON (AP) — A woman accused of being a secret agent for the Russian government appears to be coming closer to a plea deal with U.S. prosecutors or other resolution of her criminal case. Court documents filed Wednesday say Maria Butina’s lawyers and federal prosecutors “remain optimistic about a pretrial resolution” of her case. A […]
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ACLU demands FBI explain request to wiretap Facebook Messenger

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) today filed a motion with a Federal court requesting documents pertaining to an FBI attempt to force Facebook to hack its own Messenger service be unsealed. The US Department of Justice (DOJ) unsuccessfully tried to order Facebook to alter its Messenger code earlier this year. The request came as part of an FBI case against alleged MS-13 gang members accused of violent crimes. What the government sought at the time was access to encrypted Messenger calls...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Politics, Washington Post, Tech, Fbi, United States, Facebook Messenger, Aclu, Reuters, American Civil Liberties Union ACLU, US Department of Justice DOJ


Hit the switch: Trumps light National Christmas Tree

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his wife Melania have lit the National Christmas Tree in the park behind the White House. It’s the 96th straight year for the presidential tradition. Mrs. Trump hit the switch to light the tree after her husband did a countdown from 10, urging audience members to join in. […]
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Wisconsin Democrats fear GOP redistricting end-around

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democrats scored a huge win when Tony Evers captured the governor’s office last month. But an even bigger fight is looming as Republican lawmakers prepare to redraw legislative boundaries, stirring fears among Democrats that their rivals could take unprecedented steps to remove Evers from the process. State law requires legislators […]
Tags: News, Ap, Gop, Wisconsin, Republican, Madison Wis, Evers, Tony Evers, Nation & World Politics


Roger Stone & Jerome Corsi harassed Seth Rich's family with conspiracy lie after privately admitting hackers stole DNC emails

Takes a special kind of evil to pull off what longtime Donald Trump advisor Roger Stone and his pal Jerome Corsi did to Seth Rich's family. The “political provocateurs” and their paid assistants harassed the murdered man's mom and dad and surviving loved ones with conspiracy theories about his death, even though they knew it was all a lie. Newly released email shows the Russia truthers knew full well who supplied Wikileaks with the Clinton emails. They kept blaming a murdered staffer, even af...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Russia, Dnc, Hillary Clinton, Wikileaks, Donald Trump, Rich, Clinton, Trump, Roger Stone, Sen Bernie Sanders, Mueller, Corsi, Robert Mueller


Economic forecasts strike blow to Theresa May's Brexit deal

Bank and Treasury predictions showing UK would be better off within EU undermine PM’s positionTheresa May’s campaign to sell her Brexit deal to sceptical MPs and a divided country ran into further difficulties when a string of official economic forecasts concluded that the UK would be better off remaining in the European Union.The Bank of England said on Wednesday that GDP would have been at least 1% higher in five years’ time if the UK had voted to remain, while an official Whitehall analysis c...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, Bank Of England, Mark Carney, European Union, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Treasury, Bank, Whitehall, Brexit, European Union the Bank of England, Economic growth (GDP


O’Rourke vs. Castro: 2 Texans eye White House runs

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Beto O’Rourke and Julian Castro were barely old enough for elementary school the last time a Democrat from ruby red Texas ran for the White House. But after a midterm campaign that saw Democrats make inroads throughout the Sun Belt, both Texans are signaling they could make a play for the […]
Tags: Texas, News, White House, Ap, Castro, Austin Texas, Julian Castro, Sun Belt, Nation & World Politics, O'Rourke, Beto O Rourke


FDA goal to be ‘first’ on devices worries former regulators

An analysis of FDA data shows that since 2012, tens of thousands of injury and death reports have been filed in connection with devices that were cleared through a streamlined pathway that minimizes clinical trial testing.
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