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YouTube Rewind 2018 Dedicated to Drag Queens, Empowered Women & Refugees

YouTube’s 2018 edition of their annual “YouTube Rewind” has turned out to be a disappointment to the millions trapped on the platform, boasting a dislike ratio far more exceptional than the diverse C-tier ecelebs featured, all capped off by Will Smith as a final reminder that the platform would love to replace even them with […]
Tags: Politics, Usa, Internet, Youtube, International, Anime, Will Smith, YouTube Rewind, Queens Empowered Women amp


May warned she could be forced out if she pursues rejected Brexit deal

Former Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith cautions prime minister and her cabinet not to ‘brazen it out’Theresa May could be forced to stand down as prime minister if her Brexit deal is defeated in the Commons next week, a Tory former leader has warned.Eurosceptic Iain Duncan Smith cautioned against May and her cabinet deciding to “brazen it out”, saying such an approach would be a “disaster”. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Iain Duncan Smith, Article 50, Brexit, Eurosceptic Iain Duncan Smith


Prosecutors: Cohen’s claims of reform ‘self-serving’

NEW YORK (AP) — For weeks, Michael Cohen sought to portray himself as a man who’d found his “true north” after years of shady business dealings and pit-bull loyalty to President Donald Trump. Prosecutors offered a vastly different assessment Friday of the president’s former fixer, dismissing him as a duplicitous figure who badly misplayed his […]
Tags: Business, New York, News, Ap, Donald Trump, Cohen, Michael Cohen, Nation & World Politics


An ex-con sells legal weed, but his shop is a rare success story in state push for social equity

After selling weed on the streets of Oakland since he was 16, Alphonso Blunt was arrested and booked in 2005 for felony marijuana possession. Now, at age 38, Blunt just became the first person in the nation to open a licensed cannabis store with help from his city’s social equity program. Such programs aim to level the playing field for people who were hardest hit during the country’s war on drugs, giving such people first dibs at marijuana permits, waiving city fees and offering business suppor...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Drugs, Massachusetts, Marijuana, California News, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Cannabis, Soccer, Long Beach, Jerry Brown, Oakland


Eric Conway: Morgan State University Choir Christmas Concert Dec. 9, 4 PM

The sounds of the Holiday season are made even more beautiful when they are sung by the world-renowned Morgan State University Choir. Under the direction of Dr. Eric Conway, this choir, which has performed on the world stage, the White House, and hundreds of venues, will be the perfect way to ring in the Holidays. The concert includes classical, gospel and traditional Holiday music with orchestral accompaniment. Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 4:00 PM Tickets: $25, $20, $15 ...
Tags: White House, Religion, Morgan State University, William J Zick, Morgan State University Choir, Eric Conway


'Thank you': Donald Trump claims vindication after Mueller investigation updates

The White House attempted to dismiss a barrage of new developments in the Russia investigation Friday.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, White House, Russia, Usa Today, Donald Trump, Mueller


Prosecutors: Illegal hush-money paid at Trump’s ‘direction’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department said Friday that President Donald Trump directed illegal payments to buy the silence of two women whose claims of extramarital affairs threatened his presidential campaign, the first time prosecutors have connected Trump to a federal crime. In a court filing, prosecutors said former Trump lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen […]
Tags: News, Washington, Ap, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump, Michael Cohen, Nation & World Politics


Kellyanne Conway's husband trolls Trump's tweet

Attorney George Conway, husband of White House counselor Kellywanne Conway, responded to President Trump's tweet that said "totally clears the President" shortly after prosecutors filed sentencing documents against Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen.
Tags: News, White House, Stories, Trump, Paul Manafort, Kellyanne Conway, George Conway, Kellywanne Conway


Election 2018: As midterm results sink in, politicos see a ‘divided’ country and clashing interpretations

In the end, what was it all about? The same words keep coming up when political experts and activists of various ideological stripes look back at the 2018 election and talk about its broad themes — what divided the nation, motivated voters, and led to Democrats’ gains: Trump. Partisanship. Demographic change. Trump. Balanced government. Campaign tactics. Money. Women…. Trump. Before the Nov. 6 midterm election, the Southern California News Group asked activists, party leaders, campaign pros and ...
Tags: Florida, Maryland, California, White House, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Democrats, Gop, Hillary Clinton, United States, House, Republican Party, Republican, Orange County


US: Trump lawyer met Russian who offered ‘political synergy’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, was in touch as far back as 2015 with a Russian who offered “political synergy” with the Trump election campaign and proposed a meeting between the candidate and Russian President Vladimir Putin, the federal special counsel said Friday. Court filings from prosecutors in New York […]
Tags: New York, News, Vladimir Putin, Washington, US, Ap, Donald Trump, Trump, Michael Cohen, Nation & World Politics


White House Memo: Eric Trump Weighs In on Kellyanne Conway’s Husband. He Doesn’t Like Him.

The Trump family has tightened its embrace of Ms. Conway as her husband, George, a prominent conservative lawyer, has attacked the president.
Tags: News, White House, Trump, George, Conway, Eric Trump, Kellyanne Conway


Kelly no longer speaking to Trump and is expected to resign soon, sources say

John Kelly is expected to resign as White House chief of staff in the coming days, two sources familiar with the situation unfolding in the West Wing tell CNN.
Tags: News, White House, Stories, John Kelly, Trump, Kelly, West Wing


WH: Mueller Filing On Manafort Lies ‘Says Absolutely Nothing About The President’

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders brushed off a filing from special counsel Robert Mueller detailing Paul Manafort’s lies to investigators, saying, “The government’s filing in Mr. Manafort’s case says absolutely nothing about the President.” Read her full statement: “The government’s filing in Mr. Manafort’s case says absolutely nothing about the President. It says even less about collusion and is devoted almost entirely to lobbying-related issues. Once again the media is try...
Tags: News, White House, WH, Robert Mueller, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Livewire, Manafort, Paul Manafort, David Taintor


White House: ‘Mr. Cohen Is No Hero’

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders sought to downplay a pair of sentencing memos regarding Michael Cohen: “The government’s filings in Mr. Cohen’s case tell us nothing of value that wasn’t already known,” Sanders said in a statement. “Mr. Cohen has repeatedly lied and as the prosecution has pointed out to the court, Mr. Cohen is no hero.” [Author: David Taintor]
Tags: News, White House, Sanders, Cohen, Michael Cohen, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, David Taintor


Manafort Lied About Contacts With Trump Administration, Robert Mueller’s Team Says

WASHINGTON — Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team said Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, lied about his contacts with Trump administration figures, breaching his plea agreement. “Manafort told multiple discernible lies — these were not instances of mere memory lapses,” Mueller’s team said in a filing on Friday. Much of the filing was […]
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, Donald Trump, Trump, Mueller, Robert Mueller, Manafort, Paul Manafort, President Trump


White House says Cohen, Manafort filings offer nothing new or damaging about Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House says Cohen, Manafort filings offer nothing new or damaging about Trump.
Tags: News, Washington, White House, Ap, Trump, Nation & World Politics, Cohen Manafort


Manafort lied about contacts with Russia and Trump, Mueller says in memo

Special counsel Robert Mueller says Paul Manafort told ‘discernible lies,’ including about contacts with his longtime translator and fixer, Konstantin Kilimnik, an employee who is believed to have Russian intelligence ties. “Manafort told multiple discernible lies -- these were not instances of mere memory lapses,” Mueller’s prosecutors wrote. Here is the Mueller filing on Paul Manafort: [PDF LINK]. In the document, filed today by the Special Counsel's office in federal court in Washington, ...
Tags: Post, Politics, Crime, News, Justice, Putin, Washington, Russia, Fbi, Moscow, Doj, Justice Department, WSJ, Trump, Reuters, Rick Wilson


Mueller: Ex-Trump campaign chair Manafort lied about contacts with Trump administration officials, Russian associate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mueller: Ex-Trump campaign chair Manafort lied about contacts with Trump administration officials, Russian associate.
Tags: News, Washington, Ap, Trump, Mueller, Nation & World Politics


Landmark protections falling for air, land, and soon, water

WASHINGTON (AP) — One after another, landmark U.S. protections for climate, air and land are in the crosshairs of the Trump administration as his agency leaders move past early fumbles and scandals to start delivering on a succession of promised environmental rollbacks. On Thursday, the Interior Department proposed easing rules on oil and gas drilling […]
Tags: News, Washington, Ap, Interior Department, Trump, Nation & World Politics


Special counsel Mueller says in new filing that Russia reached out to Trump campaign as far back as 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Mueller says in new filing that Russia reached out to Trump campaign as far back as 2015.
Tags: News, Washington, Russia, Ap, Trump, Mueller, Nation & World Politics


Prosecutors Call for ‘Substantial Term’ in Prison for Michael Cohen

WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors in Manhattan said that Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s former lawyer, should get a “substantial term” in prison, even as he has been assisting with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. The recommendations were outlined in a sentencing memorandum filed in U.S. District Court in New […]
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, Manhattan, U S District Court, Michael Cohen, Robert Mueller, Michael Cohen Donald Trump


Huawei CFO, accused of fraud, faces up to 30 years in prison

At a bail hearing today, new details emerged surrounding Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou’s arrest in Vancouver, Canada over the weekend. The daughter of Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei is accused of fraud with a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison, according to journalists present at the hearing. The U.S. Department of Justice alleges Meng allowed SkyCom, an unofficial Huawei subsidiary, to do business in Iran, violating U.S. sanctions against the country and misleading American fin...
Tags: TC, White House, China, Tech, Eu, Iran, Canada, Un, Huawei, Justice Department, Cnbc, U S Department of Justice, Shenzhen China, Vancouver Canada, United States Justice Department, National Economic Council


Prosecutors say ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen deserves substantial prison time, despite his cooperation

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors say ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen deserves substantial prison time, despite his cooperation.
Tags: New York, News, Ap, Trump, Michael Cohen, Nation & World Politics


Speier says Dems could subpoena Trump Jr., Kushner as part of Russia inquiries

A Democrat who sits on the House Intelligence Committee suggested Friday that Democrats could subpoena Donald Trump Jr. and White House senior adviser Jared Kushner next year as part of investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
Tags: White House, Russia, Cnn, House Intelligence Committee, Donald Trump Jr, Speier, Jared Kushner, Trump Jr Kushner


Dow falls 559 points to end brutal week

Wall Street does not like the mixed messages coming out of the White House on trade.
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US warns imprisoned Iranian activist in imminent danger

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department is warning the life of an imprisoned Iranian human rights activist is in imminent danger. Deputy Spokesman Robert Palladino says in a statement Friday that Farhad Meisami began a hunger strike four months ago and should be released immediately. Palladino says Meisami’s detention is a “brazen violation of human […]
Tags: News, Washington, US, Ap, State Department, Palladino, Nation & World Politics, Robert Palladino, Farhad Meisami, Meisami


Proposed H-1B rule change would benefit advanced degree holders

The change is designed to boost the number of H-1B recipients with a master’s degree or higher from U.S. institutions by 16 percent.
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Nation & World Politics


Dana Carvey Remembers George Bush, From Muse to Friend

The former president’s best-known impersonator looks back on his surprise invitation to the White House, and the 25-year friendship that followed.
Tags: Television, News, White House, Bush, George, Dana, Dana Carvey, Carvey, Actors and Actresses, Saturday Night Live (TV Program, George Bush From Muse


Dow falls 600 points on trade confusion

Wall Street does not like the mixed messages coming out of the White House on trade.
Tags: News, White House, Stories


Dow falls 600 points after Trump advisers simultaneously contradict each other on trade

Wall Street does not like the mixed messages coming out of the White House on trade.
Tags: White House, Cnn, Trump



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