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Here's the latest for Saturday, March 9th: White House to release Budget next week; Democratic presidential candidates want the government to legalize marijuana; R. Kelly is released from jail; The marine environment of southern Cambodia is threatened.            [Author: AP]
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Trump attacks 'Wacky Nut Job' Ann Coulter over border wall criticism

President insults hard-right commentator and former allyOfficial: budget to include request for more wall moneyDonald Trump will be making a significant request for border wall funds and seeking money to stand up his “Space Force” as a new branch of the military in the White House budget being released next week, an administration official said on Saturday. Related: SXSW: Warren tells tech audience plan to break up giants is 'like baseball' Continue reading...
Tags: White House, World news, US news, US politics, Warren, The far right, US domestic policy, US immigration, Donald Trump, Trump, Ann Coulter, Trump Administration, Us-mexico Border


SDF Podcast 26: To regulate, or not to regulate, that is the question…

“We can have democracy in this country or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we cannot have both.“ So the famous US Supreme Court Justice and ‘crusader for social justice’ and breaker-upper of Gilded Age monopolies, Louis D. Brandeis is said to have said, perhaps sometime in the early 1930s. Today, perhaps the best-known neo-Brandeisian anti-trust advocate is Tim Wu, Columbia law professor, ‘father of net neutrality’ and author of a series of books likening ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Europe, Business, Politics, UK, Technology, London, Social Networks, France, Germany, US, Communication, Public Relations, Eu


Report: Founder Of FL Spas Tied To Sex Trafficking Sold Chinese Execs Access To Trump

The woman who founded a series of Florida spas that were recently busted for functioning as a sex trafficking ring — including one where New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft was arrested for allegedly soliciting prostitution — also owns a consulting firm that advertises access to President Trump and his family to Chinese executives, according to new Mother Jones and USA Today reports. Mother Jones was first to report that Cindy (Li) Yang runs a business called GY US Investments LLC, which ...
Tags: Florida, News, Prostitution, White House, New England Patriots, Republican Party, Usa Today, Donald Trump, Jones, Trump, Mother Jones, Yang, Miami Herald, Robert Kraft, Mar-a-lago, Nicole Lafond


Biden Concerned About Fundraising Challenge Amid New Sense Of 2020 Urgency

NEW YORK (AP) — On the cusp of another White House run, Joe Biden faces a daunting challenge that could complicate his path to the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination: money.   Those close to the former vice president believe he would start off at a fundraising disadvantage compared to would-be rivals, whose campaigns have benefited from an early flood of small-dollar donations from the most liberal wing of the party. Biden, a 76-year-old lifetime politician with strong connections to the p...
Tags: New York, News, Obama, White House, New York City, Barack Obama, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Ap, Iowa, Manchester, Associated Press, Biden, Michael Bloomberg, Delaware, South Carolina


AP source: Trump to seek money for border wall, Space Force

President Donald Trump will be making a significant request for border wall funds and seeking money to stand up Space Force as a new branch of the military in the White House budget being released next week, an administration official said.
Tags: White House, Ap, Donald Trump, Trump, Space Force


Brexit secretary met Labour MPs championing second referendum

Stephen Barclay held talks with Peter Kyle and Phil Wilson over their plan to break Brexit deadlockThe cabinet minister in charge of Brexit has held detailed talks with Labour MPs who are championing plans for a second referendum – amid signs of mounting desperation inside Theresa May’s government about what to do if the prime minister’s deal suffers another crushing defeat on Tuesday.Stephen Barclay, the Brexit secretary, called the meeting with Labour’s Peter Kyle and Phil Wilson in Downing St...
Tags: Politics, European Union, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, Northern Ireland, Brussels, Downing Street, Article 50, Brexit, Stephen Barclay, Phil Wilson, Peter Kyle


Shamima Begum: Sajid Javid labelled ‘moral coward’ over baby death

Former DPP accuses home secretary of treating UK like a ‘banana republic’ over decision to strip Isis bride of citizenshipSajid Javid was last night accused of moral cowardice and “treating the UK as a banana republic” in pursuit of his leadership ambitions following the death of Jarrah Begum, the three-week-old son of Isis bride Shamima Begum.A Church of England bishop and a former director of public prosecutions led the chorus of outrage directed at the home secretary as demand grew for him to...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Isis, Islamic State, UK News, World news, Syria, Middle East and North Africa, Sajid Javid, Dpp, Shamima Begum, Javid, Jarrah Begum


Senator Elizabeth Warren Discusses America’s Future at SXSW

Senator Elizabeth Warren talks to TIME Editor at Large Anand Giridharadas in Austin
Tags: Politics, News, Uncategorized, Elizabeth Warren, America, Sxsw, Anand Giridharadas, Onetime


Delay Brexit to save environment, green charities urge PM

Government has failed to live up to its protection standards promise say green organisationsFive leading green organisations have called on Theresa May to delay Brexit to avoid losing environmental protections created by “decades of campaigning”.Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace UK, Green Alliance, E3G and ChemTrust have said the prime minister should try to extend article 50 because the government has failed to live up to its promise that existing environmental standards would be maintained and ...
Tags: Politics, Environment, UK News, Theresa May, Michael Gove, Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, Environmental Activism, Brexit, Earth Greenpeace UK Green Alliance


Hollywood heavyweights boost Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s potential presidential bid in Beverly Hills events

BEVERLY HILLS — New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is scheduled to hold two fundraisers in Beverly Hills Saturday and Sunday for her exploratory campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. Gillibrand will hold a late afternoon reception Saturday at the home of Allison and Larry Berg, with comedian Will Ferrell and prolific television producer Shonda Rhimes among the co-hosts. The suggested contribution levels are $500, $1,000 and $2,800, according to an invitation obtained by City News Se...
Tags: Politics, New York, Hollywood, Shonda Rhimes, News, Washington, Senate, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Hillary Clinton, House, Beverly Hills, Howard Schultz, Cbs


Two Sundays to Brexit – cartoon

The government’s top brass put their best feet forward Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Article 50, Brexit


Opinion: Ilhan Omar's wrongheaded attack on former President Barack Obama

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar took a shot against former President Barack Obama. During an interview with Politico, the controversial congresswoman was critical of Obama for working within a broken system, pointing to his immigration and drone policies as examples of when Democrats in the past made huge errors that created the path to the problems of today.
Tags: News, Obama, Barack Obama, Stories, Ilhan Omar


U.S. official suggests Italy avoid China's Belt and Road plan

The Italian government should not support China's "Belt and Road" infrastructure plan, a spokesman for the White House's group of national security advisers said on Saturday, calling it a "vanity project."
Tags: Money, White House, China, businessNews, Italy, Road


Ilhan Omar's wrongheaded attack on former President Barack Obama

Julian Zelizer says Congresswoman Ilhan Omar's criticism of former President Barack Obama's policies shouldn't obscure the vital point that the former President was vastly superior to President Donald Trump.
Tags: Barack Obama, Cnn, Julian Zelizer, Ilhan Omar


Ilhan Omar suggests Obama was a 'pretty face who got away with murder'

Representative Ilhan Omar has suggested Barack Obama is a “pretty face” who “got away with murder”. The Minnesota Democrat implied the former president’s “hope and change” message was an illusion – saying his immigration policies involved detaining children at the southern border and pointing to his repeated use of lethal drone strikes overseas. The article characterised her description of the former Democrat president’s policies as operating within the same “fundamentally broken framework” as...
Tags: News, Minnesota, Obama, Barack Obama, Ilhan Omar


Biden eyes fundraising challenge amid new sense of urgency

NEW YORK (AP) — On the cusp of another White House run, Joe Biden faces a daunting challenge that could complicate his path to the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination: money.
Tags: New York, News, White House, Joe Biden, Ap, Biden


Side-By-Side Photos Show How Tragically Different Life Is In War-Torn Countries

News broadcasts and stories on social media highlight the casualties and destruction of war in the Middle East. It’s a sad truth that daily life in the Middle East is the polar opposite of the relatively peaceful culture that many of us in the Western world know. Artist Uğur Gallenkuş is showcasing just how tragic the contrast in daily life can be between these two parts of our planet. Source
Tags: Politics, Design, Turkey, World, Middle East, Inspirations, Collages, Uğur Gallenkuş, Photomanipulations


Syrian camps: vulnerable children of Isis ignored by the outside world

Up to 3,000 infants born to foreign nationals like Shamima Begum may be at risk In a place the British government says remains too difficult for diplomats to reach, scores of its officials have been present for at least the past two years.MI6 officers, as well as SAS troopers and commanders have formed strong ties with local Kurdish officials in north-eastern Syria, where two refugee camps full of the remnants of Islamic State (Isis) are located. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, Isis, Islamic State, UK News, World news, Syria, Middle East and North Africa, Foreign Policy, Sas, Islamic State ISIS, Shamima Begum


'Find them a way to live': the deadly plight of Isis refugee children

Up to 3,000 children born to foreign nationals like Shamima Begum may be at risk in SyriaIn a place the British government says remains too difficult for diplomats to reach, scores of its officials have been present for at least the past two years.MI6 officers, as well as SAS troopers and commanders have formed strong ties with local Kurdish officials in north-eastern Syria, where two refugee camps teeming with the remnants of Islamic State (Isis) are located. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, Isis, Islamic State, UK News, World news, Syria, Middle East and North Africa, Foreign Policy, Sas, Islamic State ISIS, Shamima Begum


Analysis: Joe Biden's not so secret weapon: Barack Obama

First things first: The theme song of the week is from the show Off The Rack starring Ed Asner.
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Joe Biden's not so secret weapon: Barack Obama

First things first: The theme song of the week is from the show Off The Rack starring Ed Asner.
Tags: Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Cnn


Brexit: Labour amendment supporting second referendum put on hold

MPs who support a people’s vote asked to hold fire until fate of May’s deal is knownAn amendment proposing a second referendum from two backbench Labour MPs will not now be put to a vote when Theresa May brings her Brexit deal back to parliament next week.Labour’s leadership wants attention on Tuesday to focus on May’s deal – but the party has not ruled out a second referendum motion later in the week if the prime minister fails to win MPs’ backing. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, Keir Starmer, Brexit, Alastair Campbell, Jeremy Corbyn


Fresh Air Weekend: Florian Henckel Von Donnersmarck; The White House & Fox News

Donnersmarck discusses his film, Never Look Away, about a an artist who grew up in Nazi Germany. New Yorker reporter Jane Mayer says the Trump administration bolsters Fox News — and vice versa.(Image credit: Carolyn Kaster/AP)
Tags: News, White House, Fox News, Trump, Jane Mayer, Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, Donnersmarck, Nazi Germany New Yorker


Fresh Air Weekend: Filmmaker Florian Henckel Von Donnersmarck; The White House And Fox News

Donnersmarck discusses his film, Never Look Away, about a an artist who grew up in Nazi Germany. New Yorker reporter Jane Mayer says the Trump administration bolsters Fox News — and vice versa. (Image credit: Carolyn Kaster/AP)
Tags: News, White House, Fox News, Trump, Jane Mayer, Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, Donnersmarck, Nazi Germany New Yorker


As Cohen And Trump Spar On Twitter, Both Exacerbate Credibility Problem

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s a “he said, he said” where the “he” — no matter who he is — has a credibility problem. The latest White House legal drama — whether or not the president’s former legal fixer asked him for a pardon — has pulled back the curtain on a whole cast of characters whose comments can’t always be taken at face value. Michael Cohen, Trump’s former attorney who denies asking for presidential intervention, has himself pleaded guilty to lying to Congress — to back up Trump’s own storie...
Tags: New York, News, Congress, White House, Russia, New York City, Alabama, Barack Obama, Fbi, United States, House, Bill Clinton, Davis, Giuliani, Donald Trump, The Washington Post


In 2020 Budget, Trump’s Priorities Are Signature Pet Projects: Space Force, Wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will be making a significant request for border wall funds and seeking money to stand up Space Force as a new branch of the military in the White House budget being released next week, an administration official said. For the first time, Trump plans to stick with the strict spending caps imposed years ago, even though lawmakers have largely avoided them with new budget deals. That will likely trigger a showdown with Congress. The official said Friday t...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, White House, Ap, Capitol Hill, Donald Trump, Environmental Protection Agency, Trump, Congress Lawmakers, Border Wall, Nicole Lafond, Space Force, 2020 Budget, Budget Trump


Trump or Cohen: Who can you trust in the ongoing blame game?

The latest White House legal drama — whether or not the president's former legal fixer asked him for a pardon — has pulled back the curtain on a whole cast of characters whose comments can't always be taken at face value. Michael Cohen, Mr Trump's former attorney who denies asking for presidential intervention, has himself pleaded guilty to lying to Congress — to back up Mr Trump's own stories.
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Trump, Cohen, Michael Cohen Mr Trump


Paul Manafort Was an Agent of Ukraine, Not Russia

Paul Manafort, the clandestine agent of Russia at the heart of the Trump campaign’s “collusion” scand — oh, wait.Have you ever noticed what Paul Manafort’s major crime was? After two years of investigation, after the predawn raid in which his wife was held at gunpoint, after months of solitary confinement that have left him a shell of his former self, have you noticed what drew the militant attention of the Obama Justice Department, the FBI, and, ultimately, a special counsel who made him the ce...
Tags: Europe, News, Putin, Obama, Washington, White House, Russia, Eu, Reagan, European Union, Iran, Ukraine, Fbi, Gop, Hillary Clinton, United States


Why Ivanka and Jared's security clearances were vital to Trump

• White House rejects Democrats' request for Kushner's security clearance documents
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