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More Nassar-inspired bills headed to Michigan governor

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan lawmakers on Tuesday advanced more bills inspired by the Larry Nassar sexual abuse case — voting to ease the prosecution of alleged abusers, stiffen child pornography penalties and let more people speak at sentencings under certain circumstances. The legislation, which won unanimous Senate approval after clearing the House in June, […]
Tags: News, Senate, Sports, House, Michigan, LANSING Mich AP, Nassar, Nation & World Politics, Larry Nassar


Mueller recommends no prison for Trump ex-aide Flynn after cooperation in Russia investigation

President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser provided so much information to the special counsel’s Russia investigation that prosecutors say he shouldn’t do any prison time, according to a court filing Tuesday that describes Michael Flynn’s cooperation as "substantial." The filing by special counsel Robert Mueller provides the first details of Flynn’s assistance in the Russia investigation, including that he participated in 19 interviews with prosecutors and cooperated extensively i...
Tags: News, Obama, Congress, White House, Russia, US, Fbi, UN Security Council, Kremlin, Donald Trump, US Army, Justice Department, James Comey, Trump, Mike Pence, Flynn


DHS Documents Show Secret Service Plan for Facial Recognition Test Around White House

The Secret Service is testing a facial recognition system in public areas of the White House and surrounding grounds with the stated goal of “identifying known subjects of interest prior to initial contact with law enforcement at the White House Complex,” according to Department of Homeland Security documents dug up…Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Technology, Privacy, White House, Cybersecurity, Surveillance, Secret Service, Department Of Homeland Security, Facial Recognition


A long-overdue rebuke of unauthorized American involvement in Yemen

For too long, Congress has abdicated its constitutional obligations with respect to war powers. On Nov. 28, the Senate took an important step towards reasserting this authority by voting 63 to 37 in favor of moving ahead on a resolution directing the removal of US armed forces from hostilities in Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress. The resolution, introduced by Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Chris Murphy, D-Connecticut, indicates an overdue willingness on the...
Tags: Google, Utah, Congress, California, Opinion, Saudi Arabia, Senate, White House, US, America, Barack Obama, Sport, Soccer, United States, Editorials, Connecticut


Corker: Saudi crown prince 'ordered, monitored' killing of Khashoggi

Republican senators reacted with outrage Tuesday after leaving a classified briefing about the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, promising swift action to confront both Saudi Arabia and the White House's timid response to the killing.
Tags: News, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, White House, Stories, Corker, Khashoggi, Jamal Khashoggi


Republican Brad Raffensperger wins runoff for Georgia secretary of state amid debate over voter access, security

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican Brad Raffensperger wins runoff for Georgia secretary of state amid debate over voter access, security.
Tags: News, Atlanta, Georgia, Ap, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, Brad Raffensperger


Trump uses eight-vehicle motorcade to travel 250 yards to greet George W. Bush

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump traversed a wide political chasm Tuesday evening when he personally welcomed George W. Bush, his occasional foil, to Blair House, the presidential guest quarters across Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House. But the actual distance was just 250 yards – a route Trump and his wife Melania traveled in the […]
Tags: News, Washington, White House, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Trump, Pennsylvania Avenue, Melania, Nation & World, Blair House


Noted Tech Genius Rudy Giuliani Refuses to Learn Important Lesson About the Space Bar

Former New York City mayor Rudy Guiliani has mostly been in the news as of late for his legal work for Donald Trump amid the ever-spiraling federal investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 elections. Namely, that said work has been so wildly erratic that his former law firm cut ties with him and…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Technology, White House, New York City, Domains, Social Media, Cybersecurity, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Rudy Guiliani, Extra Good Lawyering


APNewsBreak: President Donald Trump to attend Army-Navy game

President Donald Trump will attend Saturday’s Army-Navy Game in Philadelphia. The White House confirmed Trump’s attendance to The Associated Press on Tuesday. Trump also went to the 2016 game when he was president-elect. Trump will be the 10th sitting president to attend Army-Navy, a tradition that began with Theodore Roosevelt in 1901. Barack Obama was […]
Tags: News, Sports, Barack Obama, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Trump, Theodore Roosevelt, Army Navy, Nation & World, Philadelphia The White House


Flynn 'substantially' aided probe of possible links between Moscow, Trump campaign: Mueller

In a court filing, Mueller's office said Flynn assisted with the investigation "concerning links or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the Trump campaign." Flynn also provided "firsthand information about the content and context of interactions between the transition team and Russian government officials," the filing said. Mueller's office, citing 19 interviews provided by Flynn to Mueller's office and other federal prosecutors, asked a federal judge no...
Tags: News, White House, Fbi, Trump, Flynn, Mueller, Moscow Trump


Beto O’Rourke Met With Barack Obama Amid 2020 Rumors: Report

The Wash. Post's report on the meeting comes after the TX representative said he wasn't ruling out a presidential run.
Tags: News, Barack Obama, TX, Beto O'Rourke


Special Counsel Recommends Lenient Sentence for Michael Flynn

WASHINGTON — Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team is recommending that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn get a lesser sentence, including one that does not include jail time, citing his cooperation with the ongoing investigation into possible collusion between Russian sources and the Trump campaign. “Given the defendant’s substantial assistance and other considerations set forth […]
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, Trump, Michael Flynn, Robert Mueller, President Trump


Special counsel calls ex-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s cooperation ‘substantial,’ recommends no jail time

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel calls ex-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s cooperation ‘substantial,’ recommends no jail time.
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Troops to Remain at Border Through New Year

The White House and the Department of Homeland Security had requested to continue using American forces as an additional bulwark.
Tags: News, White House, Department Of Homeland Security, Defense Department, Central America, Illegal Immigration, Homeland Security Department, Mattis, Immigration and Emigration, Border Patrol (US, United States Defense and Military Forces, James N


Trump in 2016: The mob takes the Fifth

Former Nixon White House counsel John Dean reacts to President Donald Trump's history of criticizing those who invoke their Fifth Amendment right.
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The Secret Service Wants To Test Facial Recognition Around the White House

The Secret Service is planning to test facial recognition surveillance around the White House, "with the goal of identifying 'subjects of interest' who might pose a threat to the president," reports The Verge. The document with the plans was published by the American Civil Liberties Union, describing "a test that would compare closed circuit video footage of public White House spaces against a database of images -- in this case, featuring employees who volunteered to be tracked." From the report...
Tags: White House, Tech, Aclu, Secret Service, American Civil Liberties Union


Trumps visit with family of George H.W. Bush

President Donald Trump visited with former President George W. Bush and wife Laura at the Blair House across from the White House Tuesday. The Bushes are staying there during the funeral activities for former President George H.W. Bush. (Dec. 4)            [Author: AP]
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Maryland and D.C. Seek Trump’s Trust, Business Tax Returns

Among the investigative demands issued Tuesday to more than 30 business entities, competitors and government agencies is a request for state and federal tax returns of Trump’s personal trust and the Trump Organization. The officials are seeking information about spending by foreign and domestic governments at Trump’s D.C. hotel as part of a lawsuit accusing the president of enriching himself through the White House. Unless the specific requests are blocked by a court, the records could allow a...
Tags: News, Maryland, White House, District Of Columbia, Trump, Trump Organization


New Kansas governor wants to roll back cash assistance rules

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas’ new Democratic governor wants state lawmakers to roll back a work requirement and other cash assistance rules championed by a Republican predecessor as she prepares to grapple with problems in the state’s child welfare system. Gov.-elect Laura Kelly, a veteran state senator from Topeka, suggested Tuesday during a meeting of […]
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Beto O’Rourke meets with Obama as he weighs a White House run

November's meeting was the first sign of former President Obama getting personally involved in conversations with O'Rourke, who despite his November loss in a U.S. Senate race in Texas has triggered more recent discussion and speculation than any other candidate in the burgeoning 2020 field.
Tags: Texas, News, Obama, White House, U S Senate, Rourke, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, Beto O'Rourke


Crowds honor Bush for long service, from war to White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Soldiers, citizens in wheelchairs and long lines of others on foot wound through the hushed Capitol Rotunda on Tuesday to view George H.W. Bush's casket and remember a president whose legacy included World War military service and a landmark law affirming the rights of the disabled. Bob Dole, a compatriot in war, peace and political struggle, steadied himself out of his wheelchair and saluted his old friend and one-time rival.
Tags: News, Washington, White House, Ap, Bush, Bob Dole, George H W Bush, Capitol Rotunda


Justice Department official accused of employee sex assault

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department’s watchdog says a senior department official sexually assaulted an employee and pressured another worker to have sex with him in exchange for a promotion. An inspector general’s report released Tuesday says the unnamed official also sexually harassed at least two other female employees who worked for him. The inspector […]
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Ford, Volkswagen in talks to build VWs at US Ford plants

REDFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Ford and Volkswagen are in talks about building VW vehicles in some of Ford’s U.S. factories. VW CEO Herbert Diess (dees) told reporters after a meeting at the White House that the automaker is holding discussions with Ford. Ford CEO Jim Hackett confirmed the talks Tuesday and Executive Chairman Bill […]
Tags: Business, News, White House, US, Vw, Ford, Volkswagen, Bill, Jim Hackett, Nation & World, Ford Volkswagen, Ford Ford, Herbert Diess dees


Panel reviewing whether lawmaker used staff to run errands

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics Committee is reviewing an allegation that Republican congressman Tom Garrett of Virginia used congressional staff to perform personal errands. The committee’s chairman and ranking Democratic lawmaker say in a news release Tuesday that the committee got a referral from the independent Office of Congressional Ethics dated Sept. 5. That […]
Tags: News, Washington, Virginia, Ap, House Ethics Committee, Nation & World Politics, Office of Congressional Ethics, Tom Garrett


Home Office criticised for ‘lack of urgency’ in Windrush scandal

NAO report highlights Home Office refusal to widen scope of search for those affectedLarge numbers of people of non-Caribbean heritage may have been badly affected by the Windrush scandal but the Home Office has shown a “lack of curiosity” about the adverse impact of its legislation on them, according to a critical report by the National Audit Office.The report, titled Handling of the Windrush Situation, found the Home Office was failing in its duty “to be proactive in identifying people affecte...
Tags: Politics, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Home Office, National Audit Office, Caribbean, Nao, Windrush, Commonwealth immigration, Windrush scandal


Trump panel seeks higher postal rates for commercial shippers after Amazon criticism

Trump created the panel after repeatedly criticizing Amazon, which he has accused of contributing to the Postal Service’s financial losses.
Tags: Amazon, Business, News, Retail, Postal Service, Trump, Nation & World Politics


East Valley lawmaker calls for loan program aimed at creating affordable housing for families

A northeast San Fernando lawmaker wants to bring back a program aimed at building affordable housing for families, amid reports of a high-rate of homelessness among students in her district. The bill introduced this week by Assemblywoman Luz Rivas, D-North Hollywood, would put money back into a statewide low-interest, deferred payment loan program meant to encourage the construction of affordable multi-family homes. Rivas’ district includes Telfair Elementary, a Pacoima school that was featured ...
Tags: Politics, News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Los Angeles Times, San Fernando, Garcetti, Los Angeles Unified School District, East Valley, North Hollywood, Pacoima, Rivas, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Telfair Elementary


Trump Offers German Automakers a Pause on Car Tariffs, for Now

A hastily organized White House meeting came as fears were rising in Europe that the president may follow through on threats to impose car tariffs.
Tags: Europe, News, White House, Germany, General Motors, European Union, European Commission, Automobiles, Trump, Volkswagen AG, Daimler AG, Commerce Department, Kudlow, Donald J, International Trade and World Market, United States International Relations


George H.W. Bush changed vice presidency forever

George H.W. Bush was America's 43rd vice president when he became its 41st president. Although he will likely be most remembered for his four years in the White House, Bush's two vice-presidential terms under Ronald Reagan were consequential. He contributed to the shaping of Reagan's presidential policies, advanced the development of the new White House vice presidency -- then in its early stages -- and laid the groundwork for his own election as president. Whereas 14 vice presidents have bec...
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Opinion: How George H.W. Bush redefined the vice presidency

George H.W. Bush was America's 43rd vice president when he became its 41st president. Although he will likely be most remembered for his four years in the White House, Bush's two vice-presidential terms under Ronald Reagan were consequential. He contributed to the shaping of Reagan's presidential policies, advanced the development of the new White House vice presidency -- then in its early stages -- and laid the groundwork for his own election as president. Whereas 14 vice presidents have bec...
Tags: News, White House, America, Reagan, Ronald Reagan, Stories, Bush, George H W Bush, John Adams Thomas Jefferson Martin Van Buren



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