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Wife of White House communications director pushes false anti-vaccination claims

The wife of White House communications chief Bill Shine said Wednesday that childhood diseases such as measles "keep you healthy & fight cancer."
Tags: News, White House, Stories, Bill Shine


Global Markets: Asian shares cautious, seeking Sino-U.S. clarity

Asian stock markets were in a cautious mood on Thursday as investors hung on for any hint of progress in the latest Sino-U.S. tariff talks amid reports the White House could extend the deadline for a deal.
Tags: Money, White House, businessNews, Global Markets


CEO of Rappler, a media company critical of the Philippines government, is arrested

There’s serious concern around press freedom in the Philippines after Maria Ressa, the CEO of independent media company Rappler, was arrested last night. Ressa, who was CNN’s bureau chief in Manila and then Jakarta prior to starting Rappler in 2011, was arrested on cyber libel security charges for an article published in 2012, according to Rappler. The article in question centers around alleged links between Supreme Court Justice Renato Corona and wealthy businessmen around the time of his im...
Tags: Facebook, Supreme Court, Ebay, Southeast Asia, Barack Obama, Tech, Bloomberg, Cnn, Philippines, Quora, Myanmar, SEC, Cia, North America, Jakarta, Omidyar Network


Trump to give speech on Venezuela on Monday in Miami

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will give a speech on Venezuela in Miami on Monday and voice support for Venezuela's National Assembly President Juan Guaido, whom the United States considers the legitimate president of that country, a White House official said on Wednesday. Trump is to make remarks on Venezuela and "the dangers of socialism" at Florida International University in Miami, the official said. (Reporting by Steve Holland; Editing by Sandra Maler)
Tags: Science, Washington, White House, United States, Miami, Venezuela, Donald Trump, Trump, Reuters, National Assembly, Steve Holland, Florida International University, Juan Guaido


Wife of White House communications chief goes on anti-vaccine tirade

Former TV producer Darla Shine spreads conspiracy theories about measles outbreak on TwitterThe wife of White House communications director Bill Shine on Wednesday went on an anti-vaccine tirade while spreading conspiracy theories about an outbreak of measles in the Pacific north-west.In a series of tweets, Darla Shine lashed out against a CNN segment detailing the outbreak, which has seen more than 50 unvaccinated people contract measles in Washington state and Oregon. Continue reading...
Tags: Washington, Oregon, White House, US news, Cnn, Vaccines and immunisation, Pacific, Bill Shine, Trump Administration, Darla Shine


News Analysis: Trump Puts Best Face on Border Deal, as Aides Try to Assuage an Angry Right

It was arguably the most punishing defeat President Trump has experienced in office, and it left the White House scrounging for other ways to pay for a wall.
Tags: News, Media, White House, Fox News Channel, Trump, Sean, Dobbs, HANNITY, Lou, House Freedom Caucus, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Shutdowns (Institutional, Border Barriers


President Trump says he will 'take a very serious look' at compromise border security deal

White House officials say the president is not happy with several measures in the bill, including the amount of money for a border wall; chief White House correspondent John Roberts reports.
Tags: News, White House, Trump, John Roberts


House panel asks Whitaker to clarify “incomplete” testimony

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said Wednesday that many of the answers that Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker gave his committee in a hearing last week were “unsatisfactory, incomplete or contradicted by other evidence,” and he is asking for further clarification. In a letter sent to Whitaker, Nadler said he will […]
Tags: News, Washington, Ap, Nation, Whitaker, House Judiciary Committee, Matthew Whitaker, Jerrold Nadler, Nation & World Politics, Whitaker Nadler


Report: President Trump Installs $50,000 Golf Simulator in the White House

Trump paid for the simulator himself, according to the report
Tags: News, White House, Uncategorized, Golf, Donald Trump, Trump, Onetime


Nadler Threatens To Depose Whitaker Over Testimony ‘Contradicted By Other Evidence’

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) on Wednesday suggested that Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker misled the committee during a recent oversight hearing.  Nadler threatened to formally depose Whitaker if the acting attorney general’s responses to certain questions weren’t clarified. “ Members on both sides of the aisle found many of your answers to be unsatisfactory, incomplete, or contradicted by other evidence,” Nadler wrote in a letter to Whitaker. “I have asked...
Tags: News, White House, Cnn, Trump, Whitaker, Michael Cohen, House Judiciary Committee, Mueller, Matthew Whitaker, Nadler, Matt Shuham, Jerry Nadler, The Committee


Judge Rules Paul Manafort Intentionally Lied to Investigators in Russia Probe

It hurts Manafort's chance of receiving a reduced sentence
Tags: News, White House, Russia, Uncategorized, Manafort, Paul Manafort, Onetime


Disney Revises Star Wars Canon with Feminist Cartoon

Disney has released a new Star Wars cartoon short based around the scenes with Princess Leia from George Lucas’ original movie trilogy. The short revises a lot of Leia’s actions using a modern feminist lens whilst rewriting Star Wars canon at the same time. Unsurprisingly, the cartoon has stirred up a lot of discussion on […]
Tags: Star Wars, Politics, Disney, International, Feminism, Anime, George Lucas, Leia, Disney Revises Star Wars Canon


Public schools should offer more vegan menus, this San Fernando Valley assemblyman says

LOS ANGELES – Assemblyman Adrin Nazarian, D-Van Nuys, announced proposed legislation Wednesday that he said would provide incentives for public schools across the state to offer students a plant-based entree and plant-based milk at meals. Under AB 479, the Healthy Climate-Friendly School Lunch Act, schools would receive additional state funding for serving the vegan options, which Nazarian said would be healthier and more climate-friendly. The bill would also provide state support for staff trai...
Tags: Health, Politics, News, Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Nazarian, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles City Hall, Paul Koretz, Top Stories LADN, Hans Gutknecht, Top Stories OCR


President Trump's golf simulator is just the latest sports fixture on White House grounds

From Teddy Roosevelt's tennis court to Donald Trump's golf simulator, there have been plenty of sports facilities through White House history.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, White House, Usa Today, Donald Trump, Trump


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is 'fine' with a sitting president who smokes weed

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez continues to be chill as hell.In an interview with TMZ on Wednesday, Ocasio-Cortez shared some of her thoughts on cannabis legalization, proving she's extremely open-minded on the topic.When asked if she'd be OK with a sitting president who smokes, the 29-year-old congresswoman said, "I don't care. Yeah. I don't care, it's fine with me. You're not hurting anybody, you know?""There are plenty of people who drink, they'll go out to happy hour .....
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Kamala Harris, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ocasio Cortez


Let Me Tell You About My Friend Maria Butina

Gay Talese told me I was getting the story wrong. We were sitting next to each other at a sprawling wooden table at Morso, a Manhattan restaurant so far east I could see the Queensboro Bridge stretching into Queens from the window.This meeting between me, a recent college graduate, and one of world’s most renowned journalists was organized by the now-indicted conservative political operative Paul Erickson, who worked mostly in the shadows to establish connections between the National Rifle Asso...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Vladimir Putin, Washington, Russia, Israel, Disney, America, Barack Obama, Fbi, Gay, Gop, United States, South Dakota, Yale, New York Times


Ivanka Trump, on Capitol Hill, discusses paid family leave

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ivanka Trump has met with lawmakers on Capitol Hill to discuss paid family leave. The White House says the president’s daughter and senior adviser met Wednesday with Republican senators Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Joni Ernst of Iowa, Marco Rubio of Florida and Mike Lee of Utah. In a news release from Cassidy’s […]
Tags: Utah, Business, Florida, News, Washington, White House, Ap, Nation, Iowa, Marco Rubio, Capitol Hill, Bill Cassidy, Mike Lee, Ivanka Trump, Cassidy, Louisiana Joni Ernst


Lawmakers Grill T-Mobile, Sprint Execs on Merger Plans

WASHINGTON — Top executives from T-Mobile and Sprint told lawmakers that their merger would create a next-generation wireless network that would also be a serious rival to cable companies in offering in-home broadband service. But they faced some skepticism from lawmakers that their promises would be fulfilled. T-Mobile US CEO John Legere and Sprint CEO […]
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, US, Sprint, T Mobile, John Legere, Marcelo Claure, Mike Doyle


How Trump Might Get Additional Funding For A Border Wall

The White House is examining ways to pay for construction of a border wall that not require a vote of Congress. Budget veterans believe there is a way to do it.
Tags: News, White House, Congress Budget


Thousands of migrant kids were shipped to this for-profit facility with no state oversight

Thousands of migrant children who present themselves at the US-Mexico border seeking asylum are sent by the U.S. government to an emergency intake facility in South Florida. The Homestead "temporary influx facility" is the largest shelter for migrant children in the country. Homestead is the only such facility run by a for-profit corporation. It is also the only one that receives no oversight from state regulators. From John Burnett's report for NPR: Discipline is strict. The teenagers walk...
Tags: Post, Florida, Politics, News, Immigration, US, Npr, Donald Trump, Trump, John Burnett, Welch, Picks, FamiliesBelongTogether, Leecia Welch, South Florida The Homestead


Brexit is national crisis, former diplomats tell Theresa May

Ex-ambassadors and high commissioners say UK is weakened by ‘fiasco’More than 40 former British ambassadors and high commissioners have written to Theresa May warning her that Brexit has turned into a “national crisis” and urging her to delay proceedings until the government has greater clarity about Britain’s likely future relationship with Europe.The letter, signed by many of the most senior diplomats of the last 20 years, underlines concerns that British influence in the world will wane if th...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, European Union, UK News, Civil Service, Britain, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Article 50, Brexit, Conservative Leadership


Labour MPs warn Corbyn: back a second referendum or we quit

Labour leader struggling to balance conflicting forces in his party over BrexitJeremy Corbyn faces up to 10 resignations from the Labour frontbench if he fails to throw his party’s weight behind a fresh attempt to force Theresa May to submit her Brexit deal to a referendum in a fortnight’s time, frustrated MPs are warning.With tension mounting among anti-Brexit Labour MPs and grassroots members, several junior shadow ministers have told the Guardian they are prepared to resign their posts if Cor...
Tags: Politics, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, House Of Commons, Keir Starmer, Article 50, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, Corbyn, Brexit Labour, BrexitJeremy Corbyn


Gay club owner “didn’t know” about Trump’s anti-LGBTQ agenda when he attended rally. Sure, Jan.

Johnny Alcantar says the backlash he's faced "isn't fair." Well boo hoo.
Tags: Politics, Lifestyle, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Trump, El Paso, Johnny Alcantar, The Old Plantation


Swipe right for Trump? Online dating is a MAGA-splintered thing

TrumpSingles.com wants to “Make Dating Great Again.” DonaldDaters.com promises to “quickly find the RIGHT partner near you” without “bias, judgment or liberal intolerance!” At LiberalHearts.com, the choices for political views are progressive, liberal or very liberal. DemocratSingles.com wants to “find your politically correct match.” Welcome to dating in the Trump era, where love may or may not be blind, but it’s definitely partisan. Matchmaking apps and websites cater to singles of all hats, b...
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Trump blasts Venezuela over blocked US aid shipments

President Donald Trump warned Venezuela on Wednesday that "all options" are on the table and demanded that far left leader, Nicolas Maduro, unblock US aid shipments to the country. Again stressing that he had not ruled out military options, Trump said he was "sad" about the "turmoil" in the oil-rich Latin American nation. "You'll see," he told reporters at a White House meeting with his Colombian counterpart Ivan Duque, when asked if thousands of US troops could deploy.
Tags: News, White House, US, Venezuela, Donald Trump, Nicolás Maduro, Trump, Ivan Duque


US government shutdown: Trump expected to sign border wall deal to avoid closure

Addressing the deal on Wednesday, Mr Trump said he would be taking “a very serious look” at the text when the White House receives it from Congress. Lawmakers on Capitol Hill were still haggling over final details, but they appeared on track to finish soon. White House officials cautioned on Wednesday that they have yet to receive full legislative language.
Tags: News, Congress, White House, US, Capitol Hill, Trump


Wife of top Trump official cheers return of measles

Darla Shine is a former Fox News producer and the wife of Bill Shine, the White House deputy chief of staff of communications. This morning, Darla went on a dangerously ill-informed Twitter rant about the recent measles outbreaks in Washington state and Oregon. Here we go LOL #measlesoutbreak on #CNN #Fake #Hysteria The entire Baby Boom population alive today had the #Measles as kidsBring back our #ChildhoodDiseases they keep you healthy & fight cancer — Darla Shine (@DarlaShine) February ...
Tags: Health, Twitter, Post, News, Washington, Oregon, White House, Cancer, MMR, Fox News, Donald Trump, Trump, Bill Shine, U S Air Force, Picks, Darla


Pelosi’s Treatment Of Ilhan Omar Exposes The Myth of Courage And Reach of AIPAC

By Danette Zaghari-Mask Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, an African-American, Muslim refugee, stood up to one of the strongest and most influential lobbying firms in U.S. History – the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). Last Sunday, Rep. Omar retweeted Glenn Greenwald’s statement: “GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy threatens punishment for @IlhanMN and @RashidaTlaib over their criticisms of Israel. It’s stunning how much time US political leaders spend defending a foreign nation even if it means...
Tags: Twitter, Politics, Congress, Tweet, Washington, Israel, Religion, US, Democrats, United States, Current Affairs, House, Glenn Greenwald, Palestine, Muslim, Nancy Pelosi


DOJ investigating leak of confidential Michael Cohen bank records

The Justice Department is investigating the leak last year of confidential reports about Michael Cohen's personal bank records which led to revelations that the former Donald Trump lawyer was profiting by selling his access to the White House, two people familiar with the matter say.
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Justice Department investigating leak of confidential Michael Cohen bank records

The Justice Department is investigating the leak last year of confidential reports about Michael Cohen's personal bank records which led to revelations that the former Donald Trump lawyer was profiting by selling his access to the White House, two people familiar with the matter say.
Tags: White House, Cnn, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Michael Cohen



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